Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch - Get it Before its Gone!

Get the Stocking Builder Punch before its gone! Stampin'UP! has just announced that the Stocking Builder Punch will not be carried over into the next catalog. This was a huge surprise to demonstrators. Usually Stampin'UP! uses the mini-catalogs to introduce new tools and its very unusual for such a versatile, popular item to not be included in the next catalog. 

There are so many ways you can use this punch:
*first the stocking can face either direction
*you can add interest by texture embossing the paper or using printed paper
*cut off the tops and turn them into baby booties
*turn the stocking upside down and make a horse, or zebra, or hobby horse
  - - then add antlers and turn it into a reindeer
*turn the stocking into an iceskate, soccer shoe, elf shoe
*use the stockings upside down as ears of a dog
*use the cuff as bricks in a fireplace
*use the toe and heel pieces as fall (fallen) leaves 
*use the heel piece as a candle flame
Oh my goodness, I CAN NOT believe we're losing this punch!

And of course it probably means we'll never see the matching stamp set again either. Check out the The SplitCoast Gallery for this punch and Stamp set to get an idea of some of the things you can do with them.  Or do a GOOGLE image search for this punch and you'll see why this announcement was so disappointing.

I had great plans for this punch. Here is one design I was playing with. The top cuff makes a great brick. I used the heel and toe pieces to make the fire flames. The green candle  and the logs were punched with the Word Window punch (but you could just cut a strip of paper too). The candle flame is the heel piece. The Mug on the mantle is the cuff and the picture below shows how I used the toe piece to make the mug handle.

Do you have this punch yet?  Don't miss your chance.  If you want this punch you need to order it before Jan. 3rd. Actually, the wording of the announcement was that once the "current inventory" was depleted it would no longer be available. Place your order on-Line or attend the Christmas Card Thank-You Stamp Camp on Wednesday Dec 28th and place your order then. By the way, you can RSVP for this event on-line.

Here are the item details if you want to get this punch now:
Stocking Builder Punch
 . . . . . . . . . . . . .  = item # 124095 . . . $16.95
matching Stitched Stockings Stamp Set
. . . wood mount = item # 123782 . . . $27.95
. . . clear mount = item # 123784  . . . $19.95

Contact me with your order or place the order yourself online HERE

And, this post would be a good place to announce my new Customer Loyalty Rewards Program. For every $25 you spend you earn a Loyalty Point, good towards catalog product. The grand unveiling will come in the next post but you can read the details here. This is retroactive to December 1st of 2011. Watch for details in tomorrow's post or download the explanation HERE.

Happy Holiday and Happy Stamping

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