Everyone needs Card stock! The more cards we make, the more card stock we consume. Now is a great time to stock up on the basics like Basic White, Thick Basic White, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. But it’s also a great time to grab all those COLORS! Are you in Need of more Neutrals? Do your Regals need Restocking? Can your Brights use some Beefing Up? Save 10% on all your Card Stock needs from Nov 16-18.
And don’t forget about your Ink! You’ll save 15% on coordinating colors Classic Ink Pads too! Now is the time to fill in any gaps in your Color Collections.
And what can you do with all that card stock you’re ordering? Cut it up, of course! And with 20% off all DIES in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, you can cut all sorts of shapes!
Look what you can save with the Seasonal Sale!
Make a list of all the colors you have, the colors you need, the colors you’re running low on. Make a list of all the dies you’re dying to have (see what I did there?) and get ready to shop and save!
NOV 16-18 is your window ofsavings for the Seasonal Sale!
Click here to shop my online store. Don’t forget to add adhesives and envelopes to your order too! They’re not on sale right now, but you know you need them. You’re welcome for the reminder!
Feel free to create a Wish List, and then Share this blog post to anyone who wants to know what you want for Christmas – they can get their Christmas shopping done early, and you’ll get what you want (and need) under the tree! Win-Win with the Seasonal Sale!
I just love plaid, especially buffalo check plaid, so it’s fair to say that I am Mad for Plaid! I was so excited when I saw this cute little 1/4″ Black & White Gingham ribbon in the Holiday Mini Catalog!
Even more exciting is that the one of the patterns of paper in the Peaceful Prints DSP (available for FREE during SaleABration with a qualifying $50 order) has these adorable tiny Christmas Trees in a green and Black Buffalo Check. I just knew I had to combine this paper and ribbon!
Don’t you just love this? Doesn’t it make you Mad for Plaid also? So quick and easy, but oh so cute!
How it’s made
I started with a piece of Basic Black card stock cut to 5-1/2″ x 6 and folded it in half to make a 5-1/2″ x 3″ card base. Then I added a piece of this cute DSP from the Peaceful Prints which was mounted onto a Garden Green layer. I wrapped a piece of the B&W 1/4″ Gingham ribbon around that panel and tied it in a bow, before adhering it to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and fussy cut with my Paper Snips before popping it up on mini Dimensionals.
Here’s another card I made with 2 little variations:
Looks almost the same, but this time I kept the whole sentiment rather than just cropping out part of it. And I tied the ribbon in a knot, rather than a bow. Then I tied on another scrap of ribbon to give more of a rustic look.
Which card do you like best? Leave me a comment below.
Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful product suites from the Mini (Holiday) catalog to get your creative juices flowing:
Every qualifying order of $50 or $100 earns a Free Sale-A-Bration item! There is no limit to how many Sale-A-Bration items you can earn! And earn more when you host, or place an online order of $300, or earn a free Bundle when you Join the Stampin’ Up family and buy the $99 Starter Kit.
Sale-A-Bration Shopping Improvements
As this year’s second Sale-A-Bration event approaches, we’d like to provide clarification about the checkout process.
To enhance the shopping experience, we’ve made improvements to the online store—specifically the process of selecting Sale-A-Bration items while shopping. When shopping the Online Store during Sale-a-Bration from 3 August to 30 September—the earned Sale-A-Bration items will be selected during the checkout process.
Once a customer has finished shopping and reviewed their cart, they will be alerted about their Sale-A-Bration earnings. When they proceed to checkout, they will then select their Sale-A-Bration items. They will not be able to continue the checkout process until they have either selected their free products, or acknowledged the option to proceed to checkout without free products. This was adjusted in order to prevent customer confusion and ensure customers pick their free products.
For more information about this change, please watch the walkthrough video below.
Of course it is! So before you start ordering, please let me tell about 2 promotions beginning today that can help you get more products for less money!
It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! New team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!
You’ll also automatically be part of My Stampin Circle team of crafters and demonstrators and I’ll be your creative coach and biz coach to help you achieve your paper crafting and business goals. You’ll get exclusive access to my monthly Team meeting and private Facebook group.
Stampin’ Up! is about connecting with others and sharing our love of crafting. Now when you connect and craft, you’ll also collect the rewards! It is a great time to connect, gather, and share with friends—especially when qualifying orders can receive extra Stampin’ Rewards.
Outside of a party setting, individual qualifying orders are also eligible to earn Stampin Rewards. Refer to the chart below to see how your Free Stampin Rewards add up!
If you are placing an order with me, and your order is less than $150 (before tax and shipping) please use Host Code BYBJXU2K. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code, but rather use the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself, or consider buying the $99 Starter Kit! Thanks!
What do you call a group of Butterflies? Some people call a group of butterflies a Kaleidoscope, but at Stampin’ Up! we are calling it a Butterfly Bouquet! Yes, you’ll get a kaleidoscope of colors and butterfly species, AND you’ll get a sneak peek of new products from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog AND a few exclusive products during the Butterfly Bouquet Promotion now through May 3rd (or while supplies last). Let’s take a look:
Take a look at some sample cards…
So, let me ask…what do you call a group of butterflies? I’d call it a limited time offer that you don’t want to miss! Order your Butterfly Bouquet bundle today! You can order the whole collection here.
Then, when I ask what do you call a group of butterflies? You can call it your own!
The 2021 Catalogs are here and you can view them online right now! Just click on the Catalog Cover to view the catalog.
Watch this short video for a sneak peek of the catalog
Sale-A-Bration is a promotion where you can earn exclusive product for FREE with every qualifying order ($50 before tax and shipping earns you 1 Level 1 SAB item – there are no limits to how many items you can earn. $100 before tax and shipping earns you 1 Level 2 SAB item [or 2 Level 1 items].) Shop Now and Earn!
You can also earn a free exclusive stamp set when you Host a qualifying workshop (or place an order yourself of $300 or more).
Do you love paper? And discounts? Receive an assortment of 5 stacks of 6″x6″ paper for Free when you purchase the ultimate $99 Starter Kit and Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator!
Some Hi-Lights from the 2021 January – June Catalog
If you are an active customer of mine, the new catalogs are on their way to you. Catalogs were mailed out on Dec. 9th and shipped via Bulk Mail but due to the delays the USPS is experiencing, I know many of you have not received your catalogs yet. But the 2021 Catalogs are here and you can view them online here on my blog until the mailman delivers yours to you.
Let me know what your favorite product/suite is from the 2021 January-June catalog!
January 4, 2021 is the LAST DAY to order from the 2020 Holiday Catalog so I thought I’d share a collection of my favorite Christmas projects that I made with products from the 2020 Holiday Catalog.
The Poinsettia Petals stamps and dies seem to be a clear winner here! Even thought the cards I made to mail out used the Nativity Bundle (and I don’t have any pictures!). The Peace and Joy stamp and die bundle came in 2nd. Just 1 day left to grab your favorite from the 2020 Holiday Catalog.
I showed you my favorite Christmas projects from the 2020 Holiday Catalog. Now it’s your turn! Leave me a comment with your favorite from all the projects I posted. Thanks!
So I was asked if I offer Gift Certificates by relatives of one of my customers, and of course my answer was YES! OF COURSE I OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES! Not only do I offer Gift Certificates, but I usually make a special Gift Certificate Holder to go along with it. So I made 2 special gift certificate holders and I’d like to share one of them with you today. I waited until I knew my customer received her gift before revealing it publicly here. So here goes;
I love the Sentiments in the Peace & Joy Bundle – you can cut out skinny words and 2 sizes of backgrounds for each word, plus there are other words that you can combine to make all sorts of phrases. This bundle is retiring and may sell out so if you are considering it; now’s the time to grab it! The Gold Hoop Embellishments are a great way to make a focal point stand out even more so! The Heartwarming Hugs DSP is a great background for this card. If you enjoy fussy cutting, then you’ll have as much fun making this card as I did! The leaves and holly berries were cropped out with a quick snip from my paper snips!
The 2021 Jan-June mini catalog and the Jan-Feb 2021 Sale-A-Bration catalogs begin in just a few short days. If you haven’t gotten your catalogs in the mail as of yet, they will be available to view online right here on Jan 5th.
I needed to make some gift card holders, and a card I had just made using the Merry Moose punch was in front of me, and it was the perfect inspiration! I used the elements from the card to make a Merry Moose Gift card holder. And it’s not just any gift card holder; it’s got some motion to it!
Don’t you just love our adorable Merry Moose? He is cropped out with the Moose punch. Both the Merry Moose stamp set and Moose punch are being retired! So if you want to get your hands on this guy, act fast!
All items that are being retired as part of our Giant Year End Close-Out Sale are while supplies last.
The Giant Year End Close-Outbegins Dec 8th and ends Jan 4th or when supplies run out. Many items are deeply discounted, and we are anticipating that many items will sell out quickly. Click Here to shop my online store.
At the beginning of the month, I attended the Stampin’ UP! event “OnStage@Home”. Twice a year, I’ve been attending this conference at different cities around the Eastern part of the country, gathering with several hundred, or thousand, Stampin’ UP Demonstrators. But this year, OnStage was a Covid edition – at home! But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from gathering with a few of my closest demonstrator friends!
I hosted OnStage@Home at MyStampinSpace Studio where I have a large screen and projector so we were able to watch the virtual event on a big screen. We had swaps, makes & takes, games and prizes! Here are a few photos from that event:
One of the things I did after that event was to make a renewed commitment to making videos and doing Facebook Lives on a regular basis. If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll see that I’m now doing a Facebook Live on Wednesday nights at 7pm (EST). This past week, I shared some sneak peeks from the Jan-June 2021 and 2021 SaleABration catalogs. You can watch that video here.
I used some of the new products to make this card:
If you were watching me on FB Live, then you made this card with along with me. The background Paper is Oh So Ombre in Bermuda Bay and that great texture on the background is from a new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. The flower and sentiment are from Art Gallery and the dies to cut it out are from Floral Gallery dies.
I made this card in Blackberry Bliss as well. Would you like to see that? Oh, just kidding, I already know the answer! Of course you would, so here it is:
Did you notice that gorgeous Painted Texture embossed background? Let’s take a close-up look:
So now that you’ve seen both, which color do you like better, Blackberry Bliss or Bermuda Bay? Let’s take a side by side look to compare, then leave me a comment with your preferece.
GET YOUR NEW CATALOGS!
If you are a regular customer of mine (meaning you have placed an order with me in the past 12 months) then I’ll be sending you a set of the new catalogs which should arrive to you around mid-December. If you aren’t, well let’s change that!
Online Extravaganza – Nov 24th only
Anytime is a great time to place an order with me, but Nov 24th will be an even better time to place an order! Why? Because November 24th is our 1-Day Sale where you can get 10% off (almost) everything Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
Click Here to shop my online store. When you are shopping with me, please use Host Code KDW32Q9P. If you order is greater than $150 (before tax and shipping), then do not use the host code, but rather use those rewards for yourself.
Take advantage of the sale on the 24th – it’s not too often that Stampin’ Up runs a sale like this! And then you’ll be sure to get the new catalogs in the mail from me!
Thanks friends, and watch me on Facebook Live on Wednesday evenings!
When I first saw the 2020 Holiday Catalog, several product suites caught my eye immediately. As I usually do, I made a wish list, then pared down my wish list into an A/B list. And although this product suite was one of my favorites, I pushed it to my B list. I did order this set and it came in a few weeks ago, but I hadn’t had time to pull it out and start using it until this weekend.
Oh my! I cannot convey just how much I am in love with this stamp set and dies and the little embellishments! And several of our specialty papers were just made to go with this set.
Do you want to know which product suite I’m talking about? Of course you do! It’s the Poinsettia Place Suite! And you’ll find it on pages 14, 15, & 16 of the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the specialty flocked vellum so that’s what I grabbed to make my first card. Here it is:
I chose to make a tall and skinny card and I used Petal Pink cardstock to make my card base. I cut my cardstock to 8-1/2″ by 7-1/2″ and scored & folded it at 3-3/4″. Next I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 8″ x 3-1/2″. Then I cut a piece of Gray Granite CS to 7-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. I cut a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper to the same size and adhered that to the Gray Granite CS using strategically placed glue dots so they won’t be visible.
(Insider’s Tip: I used the RULE OF 3’s in laying out this card. I used a layer of Whisper White CS, the Whisper White CS strip and white pearls – white was used 3x’s. Same with Petal Pink – the cardbase, the ink color and the Poinsettia. And I used 3 Silver Berry Sprigs. Using the RULE of 3’s creates a more pleasing layout.) Try this in your next card.
Now for the fun part! I used more Petal Pink cardstock to cut 3 flowers; 1 each of the large, medium and small. The cool things with these dies are that they EMBOSS and cut! I actually did not stamp these flowers at all; just die cut with the embossing lines. I used a small strip of Stampin Seal+ to adhere the 3 flowers together. The finishing touch was a Beaded Pearl.
Next I cropped 3 berry twigs from Silver Foil and adhered those behind the poinsettia. I stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto a 3/4″ wide strip of Whisper White with Petal Pink ink. Then I cropped the end using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to make the fancy end. Next, I used Stampin Seal to adhere this to the card front and then I used Stampin Seal+ to adhere the Poinsettia with the Silver Berries onto the other end of the sentiment strip.
Let’s take a closer look at the Poinsettia:
Can you see all the gorgeous textures here? The vein lines embossed in the Poinsettia Petals, the velvet flocking on the Vellum and the silvery finish on the berries. And those beaded pearls – aren’t they just the perfect finishing touch? I just added 3 more packages of these beaded pearls to an order I just placed! I want to make sure that I don’t run out of these beauties!
Please leave me a comment and let me know if you like this card. Then stop back as I’ve made several more cards with the Poinsettia Place suite that I can’t wait to share with you in the coming days!
As card-makers, we have a hobby that brings joy to ourselves in the process of creating and in sharing our hobby with others, but we also multiply that joy to the world around us as we give or mail our cards to others. While admittedly not the most joyful occasion, I believe the most important cards we can make are sympathy cards. When someone has lost a loved one, the simple act of receiving a card in the mail can make all the difference in the grieving process. Unfortunately, I can speak all too well to what receiving a sympathy card in the mail can mean to a person. Therefore, I always like to have a supply of Sympathy Cards on hand so that I can pop one out in the mail right away. I found myself without any sympathy cards on hand and needed to replenish my supply.
The stamp set is the Forever Fern and I used the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies. The Sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.
I like to keep sympathy cards simple and I think this card fills that role. With only White Cardstock, and 1 color of ink and Cardstock, you can make a simple but elegant card. In this case I used Misty Moonlight cardstock and ink. I really love this shade of blue; not too light or dark. But I also wanted to make this card in another color so I made in Pretty Peacock as well. Let’s take a look:
Feeling like I needed another color, I kept thinking I wanted something in the purple family, but somehow nothing was speaking to me. But then I remembered Fresh Fig, not really purple but still in that family. So I pulled out my retired stash of cardstock and made this again:
Here’s a photo of the dozen cards that I made:
So which color do you like best? Please leave me a comment with your favorite, or a suggestion for a different color. You know I love hearing from you.
I hope you don’t need to make any Sympathy Cards any time soon, but if you do, use this simple layout and share some love with someone whose heart is hurting. Trust me, it will be the most important card you’ll ever make!
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My niece got married last weekend; her and her husband had a wedding outdoors with only a few immediate family members present. The ceremony was live streamed. While I couldn’t be there in person, I still wanted to send Wedding Wishes! And what better way than with a handmade card.
Petal Pink is such a soft color and I thought it would make for a perfect wedding card along with some touches of gold. A card base of Thick Whisper White was layered with Petal Pink cardstock then a piece of Designer Series Printed Paper in Petal Pink and white. The star of the show; the sentiment “Love & Laughter Forever After” comes from Forever Fern stamp set, as do the leaf and berries images. They were stamped in Petal Pink ink on Whisper White and colored Vellum and cropped with the Forever Flourishing dies.(Bundle the Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Flourishing dies and save!)A gold hoop and the gold edged petal pink ribbon add the embellishment which is capped off with a few Champagne rhinestones.
I was very happy with the finished card, and I hope Laura & Steve will like the card as well. Do you think this will convey my Wedding Wishes? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. If you want any of the supplies I used today, you can click any of the underlined product names, or you can CLICK HERE to go straight to my online store to order any supplies you want. Speaking of wanting, did you check out the new online store?
New Online Store
There’s an awesome new feature called Wish List. Next to every item you’ll see a little Heart – when you click the heart it will add that item to a Wish List. And you can create multiple Wish Lists! Think Christmas Wish List, Birthday Party Wish List, etc. You can share the Wish List with others – so when your Mom or Husband asks what you want for Christmas, just share your wish list! When your party planning partner needs to know what supplies you need for the next Birthday party, you can share your list. You get the idea.
The other really great feature is the Real Time Inventory status. You’ll be able to see if an item is on low inventory (so you’ll want to grab that item right away rather than waiting) or on backorder.
If you haven’t already checked out the new Online Store, what are you waiting for? It’s a great experience and I’m sure you’re going to love it! You can also download a mobile app so you’ll have the Online Store where ever you go. Click here to check it out.
With Change comes Excitement and this is very exciting! It’s time for change! And these changes are good; very good! Let’s take a look:
The Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! goes live TODAY!This catalog has CHANGED ITS NAME and is now being called the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Stampin Up! has also CHANGED THE RELEASE DATE of this catalog to the beginning of August (rather than September) to allow you a longer period of time to make your Fall Holiday and Christmas cards. Sweet, right? You can view the catalog by clicking the cover photo below. You can view all of the current catalogs below: August – December 2020 Mini Catalog 2020-21 Annual Catalog 2020-21 Beginner Brochure
The next Change has to do with your Online Shopping Experience:
New Online Shopping Experience
When you visit the Stampin’ Up! website, you are going to see a whole new site! Much cleaner and simpler to navigate, and much more mobile and tablet friendly. If you already have a Customer Account set up, when you sign in you’ll get this box as you see here below. Although your account information will migrate over to the new site, if you use the ‘remember my password feature” on your browser, your PASSWORD will NOT MIGRATE OVER! So you will have to enter in your password the first time you log into the new website. You can use the Forgot Password link if you don’t remember your password. After you log into the new site, and enter your password, you can then choose to “remember my password” and have your password saved for the next shopping trip.
You’ll love some of features of the new site! They include:
Inventory Status in real time! (Let’s you decide before you add to shopping cart if you want to order it and wiat until an item is back in stock.
Wish List and Favorites(This feature lets you create a wish list that you can email to another person(s). You can even create different lists for different events IE: Wedding Invitation Supplies, or Birthday Party supplies, etc.)
GUEST CHECKOUT– (this feature allows you to bypass setting up an account and just shop! Note: you cannot retrieve historical order information when you use the guest checkout.)
Time to Redeem Your Bonus Day Coupons!
If you shopped, and earned, Bonus Day Coupons in July, now is the time to redeem those coupons! Use the coupon code emailed to you when you placed an order in July, and save on your order in August – Bonus!
Ready to shop! Of course you are! CLICK HERE to go to my Online Store.
The Nothing’s Better Than Bundle is the 1st bundle that I knew I just HAD TO HAVE when I flipped through the new Stampin’ Up! 2020 Annual Catalog. It speaks to all of my favorite things: Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies (chocolate chip cookies to be exact!) and Cocktails!! And the phrase “Love You More Than…” means that it describes my most favorite thing – my family!
I made this card for my husband. We recently had a chance to sneak away for an overnight getaway and I wanted to let my husband know how much I love him and I thought this stamp set would show him just that! Let’s take a look at the bundle, and then we’ll take a look at my card.
I love the font in this stamp set: it’s so retro looking! This stamp set is just so much fun! And pair it with all the different combinations of sayings and you have a plethora of fun!
So here’s my card:
Now my husband has seen me before coffee, so he really knows how much I NEED and LOVE my coffee every morning!
Do you like the ombre effect on the letters? I’ll let you in on a little secret: I colored a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using my Stampin’ Blend markers before cutting out the words.
To get the words lined up straight on my card, I simply used the paper I cut the words out of as a template. I lined this up on my card and held it in place with a piece of Washi Tape. Then I applied glue to the back of each word, and popped the words back into their place.
I then pulled off the template and my words were aligned straight onto the card base! Easy-peasy!
My husband loved my card, and said if I loved him more than coffee I must really love him! And it’s true – I do.
I can’t wait to make him a card that says I love you more than chocolate!
If you want the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle, you can order it here.
Please leave me a comment and let me know if you like this card. Thanks for stopping by my blog – see you soon!