Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Update on SU Punches!!

News from SU!

December 21, 2010

As you know, we have been working to resolve quality issues with the Ornament Punch (item 119847) and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (item 118874). We want to update you on the status of these punches. Please note that because the quality issues are different for each punch, we have different plans for dealing with each punch.

2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch

We are currently testing new punch samples from our vendor. We are working as quickly as possible to complete testing. After we have completed testing and have approved modifications to the punch, we will begin production. When we have more information, we will let you know when these punches will be available to order.

Ornament Punch

We are currently inspecting the inventory we have in our warehouse to ensure that the punches we have in stock are working correctly. After we are satisfied with the quality of the inventory we have in stock, punches will be available to order.

We have been asked if the quality problems are due to the new body style and the punch changeover. We want to assure you and your customers that these quality issues are not related to the new body style; instead, individual metal pieces inside the punches are defective. These parts were also part of the old body style, and the defective parts are different for each punch.

We thank you for your patience as we strive to ensure that the products we sell are of the highest quality and value. We will update you on our progress as we work through these issues.

December's Stamp Group Projects

   This month for my Stamp Group projects the technique was Faux Stained Glass.  It uses Vellum, Versa Mark, Fine Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Blender Pen, White Gel Pen, & SU Markers.  I had lots of the Deck the Halls DSP left so I used the scraps for the background of the card. I used the Artichoke seam binding & gathered it to add a little more dimension to the card. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler. The Happy Holidays stamp came from a retired set called Warmest regards. I punched it out with the Modern Label punch & sponged it with Early Espresso. I colored the front of the vellum parts of Santa that should be white with the White Gel Pen and that gave it a lot of pop. It looks way better in person.

The members of my Stamp Group got a Fun item for their Christmas gift. It's a Bone White 6x6 China Heart box that they can decorate. A rub-on, or one of SU's small stencils would work great. I used the 4 pk of heart stencils from SU, and used the Craft Real Red Ink. I put Clear Embossing powder over the top and heat set it. It worked pretty good. I had to be really careful because in a few small spots it got a little over heated and turned the Embossing powder white. I would show you a picture, but due to copywright laws I guess the picture was blocked by the company that makes the Heart Box. So sorry!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

  What a wonderful time of the year. I love to drive down the street and see all the Christmas lights and decorations. When I go to people's homes I love to see how they decorated their trees. It always fun for me to use my SU products to make gifts for my friends and family. Of course it's also fun to receive gifts as well.
  As we celebrate this holiday season may we all remember the real reason we celebrate.  It's the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm so grateful for the birth of my Savior and for the sacrifice that he made that I may be forgiven of my sins. This song song my Celine Dion is one of my favorites and reminds me of the "Reason for the Season." Have a wonderful Holiday!!