I feel like a broken record, but I honestly can't help it! Stampin' Up!® has the most incredible coordination in the paper crafting business. Although I may be biased, I'm hoping to go a long way in making my case with this blog post.
It's no secret that when you shop our Suite Collections, you'll find products that coordinate. And those products contain Stampin' Up!'s fantastic colors. Suites typically contain Bundles. A stamp set with a coordinating set of dies is the most common bundle, but there are other items that are sold together, on occasion. A really sweet part about bundles is that they are typically sold at 10% off, but after being introduced for a year in a catalog, those bundles are often split, with the pieces of the bundle, then, sold separately.
Here is a case where a bundle has been split, and it's actually THREE products that coordinate!
Friends are like Seashells stamp set
Seaside Seashells Dies
Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
These three coordinating products make the most GORGEOUS cards, and I made a beauty Wednesday during What's Up! Stampers? You can watch as I make this card here.
The beauty comes from fabulous products, perfectly combined. From the Pool Party cardstock to the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper background, to the expertly in sync Seaside Seashells Dies and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder on Pearlescent Paper (first time through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine: cut, second time through: emboss)...from the shells stamped in Versamark on the Pool Party strip to the sheer Pool Party ribbon, to the Opal Rounds...simply perfect! You can find links to these products in my online store using the photos of these products at the end of this post.
Pool Party cardstock:
-4 1/4" x 11"
-4" x 1" (sentiment)
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper:
-4" x 5 1/4"
-4 1/4" x 6"
These seashells products were the first die set that matched up perfectly with an embossing folder...at least that I can currently recall. Such a cool concept. And after these products debuted, there were more to follow. Some of the newer products even cut and emboss at the very same time, one crank through the machine! These are called Hybrid Embossing Folders, and there are two such products in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.
The Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder are no longer sold as a bundle at 10% off, but it would be a shame if one was purchased without the other.
To cut and emboss the frame at the same time, simply fit the die inside the folder, then add the paper.
The Tree Rings Hybrid Folder works the same way, but the stamps can be purchased with the hybrid embossing folder at 10% off.
Don't you just love this look? So cool. In addition, the ease of cutting and embossing at the same time saves time and effort. Stampin' Up!® is truly genius. Cut AND emboss, either one after the other or both at the same time. Either way, coordination is the key, and it makes paper crafting so much fun!