Kits make Perfect Christmas Gifts

If you have a few more Christmas gifts to get this holiday season, Stampin’ Up has several all-inclusive card making kits that make wonderful gifts for beginner, casual and avid crafters.  Actually these kits make perfect gifts anytime, all year long.  We have measure, cut, coordinated all of the products to make 20 all-occasion cards, and you have several kits to choose from to meet your gift giving needs.

Stampin’ Up offers three different all-inclusive kits:  Lots of Happy card kit, Notes of Kindness card kit; and Soft Sayings card kit.  Each kit comes with enough products to make 20 all-occasion cards and includes a coordinating stamp set, envelopes and embellishments.  Plus, refill kits are available to double your crafting fun and create even more cards!  Simply click on the links provided to order these kits from my on-line store.

And, Stampin’ Up offers an awesome subscription service to put you on a fast track to creativity with our easy-to-make kits. You can order these kits for yourself and/or as a gift for someone special! Paper Pumpkin kits are so popular that December’s kit sold out even before it was offered!


The January 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, called Be Mine, will have you ready for Valentine’s Day!!  Plus it coordinates directly with the Animal Outing bundle on page 27 of your Annual Catalog.  All decked out for Valentine’s what better way to “step it up” with this adorable kit and the bundle!  If you’ve cancelled in recent months, consider treating yourself and re-activating your subscription today!!  If you’ve been wanting to try the wonderful subscription that comes right to your front door every month, . . .  Now is the Time!!!  Don’t wait.  Supplies are limited, and as mentioned earlier, Paper Pumpkin is VERY, VERY popular!

To subscribe or reactivate your Paper Pumpkin subscription, please use this link.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!






Sneak Peek: Happy Tails

Pet lovers are going to love these new stamps and punches in the 2019 Occasions catalog premiering in January.  Here is a sneak peek at Happy Tails stamp set and coordinating dog punch.  And, of course, there is something for cat lovers too!

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How pawsome are these cards?  Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of delightful projects using the new products coming in January.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Holiday Quick Tip – Aqua Painter & Timeless Tidings Project Kit

Whether you are making your own Christmas cards, using the Timeless Tidings Project Kit or sending lovely purchased cards, you are going to love this tip.  Purchase a pack of aqua painters and use one for sealing your envelopes.  You’ll never have to lick another envelop again, plus it is a lot more sanitary!  And, it is great for numerous watercolor techniques!



The coordinating Timeless Tidings stamp set will ensure that you have the perfect holiday greeting for each of your Christmas Cards.  

All of these wonderful products are available for purchase from my on-line store.  Simply click on the links provided.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Cut & Read Card Bases – Quantities are Limited!

Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators (that’s me!) to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  

Because this is a SPECIAL MARKETING TEST, these A2 card bases are made in your favorite retired colors like Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder and Rose Red!  

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These card bases are perfect for making party invitations and holiday gift giving.…and while you could certainly buy a pack of cardstock and cut some A2 card bases yourself… is definitely worth the extra $0.02 cents to have everything pre-cut, scored and ready to go for making multiples!  Plus, you have a beautiful array of coordinating colors of cardstock.  Now you can create a stack of cards in no time! Each base is cut to 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4 to make a perfect A2 sized card.  

Both the Cut & Ready Winter pack and Cut & Ready Valentines pack are available to order from my on-line store.

Just add some stamped images from your favorite stamp set, some coordinating ribbon, some medium envelopes and an acetate card box to create some appreciated gifts for family, friends and neighbors!  Yes it is that quick and easy!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

Wondering about this stamp set — well, this is a SNEAK PEEK at Humming Along cling stamp set in the new 2019 Occasions catalog, available January 3rd!  Our red rubber stamps are now better than ever! That same high quality red rubber stamp that you’ve always loved now comes with a new adhesive image label that will cling like crazy to your clear acrylic blocks or Stamparatus plates every time they use them!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!





Stampin’ Up new sales & promotions

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This is a somber day in many regards – a National Day of Mourning for President G.H.W. Bush.  While I have the day off, I would like to be able to watch the ceremonies taking place in our Capitol today, but just the little bits of TV news coverage makes me cry for our Nation, the Bush Family and even Sully the service dog.  Oh my.

On a happier note – there are several big news items from Stampin’ Up!  Please read carefully because there are some very special, limited offerings!

The Year-End Closeout is your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year–End Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

Here’s the details:

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discount applies to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Host sets may be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party/order
  • Ordering deadlines: 2 Jan 2019 at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time!)

The Year-End Closeout is broken into two categories – be sure to check out BOTH lists carefully to make sure you have everything you need before submitting your order!

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RETIRING FAVORITES:  This list has all the 2018 Holiday Catalog products that will not be offered in the 2019 Occasions Catalog or in the 2019 Annual Catalog.  Check ’em all out and get them before they’re gone-baby-gone!

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DISCOUNTED PRODUCTS:  There are lots of great products that are discounted during the Year-End Closeout — included select retiring products AND some overstocked items.

Note:  While some items will carry over from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, the bundled pricing goes away!!  Also some bundled products are discounted, so you need to check carefully as to which is the better deal — either bundled together or purchased individually at a discounted price.

Also the CRAFT & CARRY STAMPARATUS BAG is now available for purchase!

If I can help you in anyway, please let me know.  And, thank you for shopping using my on-line store.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Coming December 5th!

11-12-18_header_stamparatus_bag_us (1)A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special tote and storage solution.  Introducing the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!  

The Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag is the perfect holiday gift! This new bag is available to order starting December 5, and the timing is perfect for the holiday gift giving!  This is a perfect gift to suggest to a family member or even a little “treat yourself” gift for the holidays.

The tote by itself is $29 (149695)The tote with Stamparatus is $78 (151961).  See attached flyer.  And, you can store the Stamparatus accessories inside as well.


Purchase the Accessory Pack (151049, $24.50) which comes withgrid paper, extra plates and foam mat  for another wonderful gift.  Or purchase the small grid paper (149621, $6.50), extra set of two plates (149693, $15.00), and extra foam mat (150081, $3.00) separately.  And, of course, you should purchase an extra set of magnets (148231, $12.00) to have on hand.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes this holiday season!


Beautiful Blizzard

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The Beautiful Blizzard stamp set includes images, sentiments, and is perfect for creating that winter snow storm. The Blizzard Thinlits die is a great way to give your project snowflake embellishments.  You can bundle and save 10% with these coordinating products in the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.

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And, this Beautiful Blizzard Bundle goes beautifully with the limited edition Snowflake Showcase products to double your creative fun!  The Snow is Glistening stamp set, Snowfall Thinlit dies and Snowflake Trinkets are the perfect complement to any magical snow themed project.  

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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Falling for Leaves Bundle

When you think of autumn, do you think of the changing leaves? Beautiful leaves create awesome fall projects.  And even though it’s not autumn everywhere in the world, everyone will love the Falling for Leaves Bundle which can be used any time of year.

Here is a closer look at this fall card designed for the avid or advanced crafter in mind.  The background is created using heat gun, Versamark ink pad, clear embossing powder and a little sponging, then it is dry embossed using Big Shot and Woodland Textured embossing folder.  The art piece is double matted, and embellished with a few die cuts and yellow ribbon.

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For the beginner, check out the little Thank you note card in the lower left corner.  To create the art piece, just stamp the various leaf images in different color inks of Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay.  The sentiment is popped up with dimensionals and embellished with silver metallic threads and Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon.  The art piece is poped up on dimensions to card base made with a piece of Sahara Sand folded in half.

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Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating stamp set and dies in the Falling for Leaves bundle and save 10%.  Just click on the links provided and visit my online store.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Tool Tip: Embossing Buddy

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Do you know the benefits of an Embossing Buddy?  This little, anti-static pouch can really be a life saver.  It is used to prevent Embossing Powder from sticking in unwanted places on your cardstock or to minimize fingerprints left behind by oils and moisture. But did you know that it has other uses?

TIP #1:  Try using the Embossing Buddy to de-stick adhesive in unwanted places!  For example, if you getting a little carried away with Snail adhesive or if you have to removed an element from a card, simply pat the area with the Embossing Buddy. It will transfer some of the anti-static powder onto the sticky area, covering it and preventing it from sticking.

TIP #2:  Try using the Embossing Buddy to prevent the shaker elements from sticking to the side of the Foam Adhesive Strips  inside the shaker card.  Simply pat the Embossing Buddy on the thin edge of the strips – not the flat adhesive top part – before adding the shaker elements.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!