It’s that time of the month again where I’m hopping with my fabulous SUBA friends.  We are going to share our favourite creations from the demonstrator exclusive pre order with you.  We all became friends after attending the fabulous IT and blog training run by Louise and Pip and you can find out more about them here.

I’ve chosen to share the Sail Away product suite with you as my favourite pre order products so let’s get going !

What is pre order all about?

Simply, pre order is one of the best advantages of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator !  We get to order new products from the upcoming catalgoue prior to it’s launch.  This means we get to play with lovely crafty products and get out customers excited about them too.  You can start your wish list ready for the 4th June launch or message one of us if you want a catalogue before then.  Or if you are like me the wish list is so long you should sign up with one of us so you can grab the discount for yourself !

My pre order inspiration for you

The Sail Away suite offers a stamp set, designer series paper, dies, embellishments, twine and a memories and more collection.  You could buy all of it like me or perhaps if you’re only starting out then treat yourself to the stamp set and some twine.

The first card I’m going to share is perfect for beginners or when you need a quick card.  All it uses is a notecard and two ink pads with the stamp set.

Sail Away simple stamping pre order by Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

The next card uses some designer series paper for the background topped with the fabulous die cuts layered up with the sentiment on top to complete the card.

Sail Away pre order inspiration by Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Showstopper card for the experienced crafter

The final card is perfect for your more experienced papercrafter as requires techniques to create the ageing of the background. Take the rope knot stamp and create a border on the card base in Soft Suede. Glue the matching designer series paper to the card base offsetting toward the top right corner.

To create the top layer you need to sponge the edge with Soft Suede followed up with balmy blue sponging to create the sky/sea backdrop.  Stamp the birds in Soft Suede in the top right hand corner.  Now, you might find the next bit hard, I want you to crumple the layer up and then flatten it back out.  Glue this to the card and then die cut the stamped lighthouse image and anchor.  I tied a wheel embellishment around the lighthouse with the co-ordinating twine and frayed the edges.  Finally attach the wheel and lighthouse with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the end result does look stunning don’t you agree?

Sail Away pre order inspiration by Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

After the blog list you can see a list of all the products I’ve used today and I will add full links to my online shop once the catalogue is live.  Just remember the new products won’t be available to order until 4th June.

Good bye for now

Sail Away pre order inspiration by Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

If you want to say hi and leave a comment below I’d love your feedback.  So let’s see what Leighsa has created for you and a full blog list is below if you get lost.

Inky hugs,

Carrie xx

Product List

Sailing Home cling stamp set

Smooth Sailing dies

Come Sail Away designer series paper

Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow inks pads and cardstock

Sail Away Trinkets

Soft Suede and Night of Navy bakers twine

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