Category Archives: Big Shot

Last Day of August! Last Day of Big Shot & Bundles Promo!

Big Shot Promo

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If you have been wishing for a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, you shouldn’t pass up this offer! Buy a Big Shot and choose one of these Bundles FREE!  Then buy more if you like at a 15% discount! You will really want the Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle for the holiday season, if you would like a suggestion!

Remember, if your order reaches $150, you get Hostess Rewards and get to shop with $25 in Hostess Dollars! Don’t get close and then miss out!

Shop HERE at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! Just because it is a holiday weekend, doesn’t mean you can’t buy that Big Shot you’ve been wanting!

You will be so happy to own a Big Shot! And getting a Free Bundle is a good way to get started!

It’s Time For the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2014

Did you wonder if this day would EVER get here?!  The day the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes live?! Let the ordering begin so you can get on with your holiday cards and projects! Not just Christmas, but fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other fun things! Lots of kits for those who don’t have time or supplies! New products, such as a Gift Box Punch Board!

Here’s a little gift tag card I made in minutes with the Festival of Trees stamp set, some Brights Candy Dots, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, and a greeting stamp called Good Greetings that you can earn FREE! Just host a $300 party or place your own $300 order!

Festival of Trees Tag Card

Don’t miss the Festival of Trees Bundle with the stamp set and NEW Tree Punch!

Good Greetings Free Stamp Set

Contact me if you want to have a Christmas card party or other fun night or day out with your friends! Now go enjoy the brand new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! If you are one of my regular customers and didn’t receive a catalog, please let me know.  And if you don’t have a demonstrator and are interested in Stampin’ Up! products, please contact me at Karen@KarenStamps.com.  I would be happy to get a catalog to you!

Today is the LAST DAY for the Short & Sweet Offer:  Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by purchasing the Starter Kit for $99 and choose an EXTRA $25 in product!  Get $150 in product of your choice for only $99 (regular offer $125 in product)! Click HERE for my link to get started!  It only takes minutes to purchase your Starter Kit online and become a Demonstrator. Then you will be emailed a password to get in to the Demo Site and begin your training and look around and see all the resources available to you to start your own business! Choose items from the Holiday Catalog for your Kit if you like!

Shop my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for all your stamping needs!

Color Me Autumn Hello Fall Card

Color Me Autumn Hello Fall Card

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow, August 28th, and one of my favorite products in the whole catalog is this gorgeous Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper. I really love the colors of fall and all the traditional autumn sights:  colored leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales, acorns, just to name a few. That’s why this pack of designer paper really appeals to me. It’s not all leaves and acorns, though! Most pages have very pretty softly colored designs that all coordinate.  Remember, you can find the names of coordinating colors on the back of every pack of designer series paper these days! It’s on the back label.

This was a great opportunity to use the Mossy Meadow In Color card stock for the card base. And I was really drawn to using the Gold Foil Sheets as an accent on this card with this beautiful paper. The stamping is from the For All Things Stamp Set, coming in the Holiday Catalog. Love that stamp set as well! It has that soft watercolor look to it. For the centerpiece, I die cut the shapes with the Labels Collections Framelits and the Big Shot.  (You can purchase the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Labels Framelits as a Bundle in the Annual Catalog.)

With the summer heat, a lot of us are anxious to be able to say “Hello, Fall!” like on this stamp! Using the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper and the For All Things stamp set can get you in the mood for fall!

I have no link today for the Holiday Catalog tomorrow, but to put in your order tomorrow, just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and you will see where to click for the Holiday Catalog somewhere!

Don’t Forget! It’s a Busy Week!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals — Last Day! — Order Before Midnight!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 19 2014

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Become a Member of Stampin’ Up! Great Deal on the Starter Kit!

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Want to be a part of Stampin’ Up! and start your own business? You become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by purchasing the Starter Kit! The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is only $99 and you get to choose $150 worth of products, only until August 28 this week! Normally you get to choose $125 in product so you will get $25 extra if you sign up by August 28.  It’s quick to do online; you’ll be a demonstrator in minutes!  Choose your own products or click on suggestions from Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the perks of being a Demonstrator – a discount when you order, income when you sell to others, early preview of new products and catalogs, and more. Set your own goals and run your stamping business in a way that works for you.

Click HERE for more information and a video and then email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you have questions.

Big Shot & Bundles Deal Ending August 31st!

Big Shot & Bundles Stampin' Up! Promo

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Don’t miss out if you don’t own a Big Shot!  Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle Free!  And then buy more Bundles if you like for a 15% discount! I use my Big Shot all the time, don’t know what I did without one! You’ll enjoy having one, too!  Buy a Big Shot, get a Bundle FREE, purchase another Bundle or other accessories to reach $150, then choose $25 in free product with Hostess Dollars!

For everything you need in stamping supplies, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Baseball Circle Thinlits Birthday Card

Baseball Circle Thinlits Birthday Card

It has been awhile since I used my Circle Card Thinlits Die and this birthday baseball card presented the perfect opportunity. This card copies a couple ideas I saw online in making a baseball card and I thought using the Thinlits Die so that it would open like this made it extra special. The Circle Card Thinlits Die makes it easy to make a card base as it does all the work for you! Then just decorate up a storm to make it into the card you want.

Here is what the card looks like on the inside when it is unfolded.  The hardest part of this card is photographing it, not making it!

Baseball Birthday Card Inside Inside

Here are some of the supplies you will need to make this card. You can find any of them in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

August My Digital Studio Downloads! Check Them Out!

My Digital Studio Downloads Aug 2014

Check out these new digital downloads for My Digital Studio! You might notice you can get the Love Story Digital Project Life Cards and print out as many as you need! Instead of weekly, new downloads will come out monthly.

Today is the last day for Weekly Deals!  Great day to buy some ink pads!!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 5

Click on the link above or the photo for more information about the products. Let me know if you have any questions!

And of course, don’t forget about the Big Shot & Bundles opportunity!  Buy a Big Shot, choose a free Bundle. Or if you have a Big Shot, purchase a Bundle (or more than one!) for 15% off. Check the Bundles and prices HERE in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Big Shot Bundle Promo Ad

Flower Fair Framelits and the Big Shot

Flower Patch Flower Fair Birthday Card

The Flower Patch Stamp Set makes beautiful flowers on a birthday card, but would you like to cut them all out after you stamped them, or would you rather use the Big Shot and the Flower Fair Framelits Dies? You could cut them with Paper Snips but it’s easier to use the Big Shot!

The background of the Crumb Cake card base is stamped with the stripe from the Work of Art Stamp Set. The Birthday greeting is from the Four You stamp setone that I love for greetings!

I really liked adding the sequins on the card from the In Color Sequin Assortment. Those three were just enough, though. I had planned to put some on the birthday greeting too. You have to know when to stop!

If you don’t own a Big Shot, you want to consider the August Big Shot special from Stampin’ Up!  Purchase a Big Shot and choose a select bundle free!  If you already own a Big Shot, choose any of the bundles at a 15% discount. Everyone who has a Big Shot loves it and uses it a lot.

If you are not familiar with a Big Shot, watch this Stampin’ Up! video! I had chosen a little notebook cover in the catalog on page 155 to copy as a card. When I watched this video again, well, check out the last project she shows you!  My ESP has been working overtime lately! Yes, I had seen this video before, but really was not thinking about it when I chose the design for the card!  Must have been buried in my subconscious!!

Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and order your Big Shot and choose your free bundle! You’ll be glad you did!

It’s August! Big Shot Bundles and Blendabilities!

It’s August 1st and an exciting day at Stampin’ Up! There is a Big Shot Bundle Promotion starting today, plus the rest of the Blendabilities markers are available to all!

Big Shot Bundle Stampin' Up! Promo

I use my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine almost everyday on lots of projects! I couldn’t do without it! If you don’t already own one, I think it would really enhance your papercrafting experience!

But if you do already own a Big Shot or similar machine, you can order any of these bundles and save 15%! In case it doesn’t jump out at you, the Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle has the new Stars Framelits that just came out in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog AND comes with the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set that WILL be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalog! Get a Bundle and get a Sneak Peek! Maybe even a head start on your Christmas cards and decorations!

Blendabilities!!

As you know, we have had several colors of the new Blendabilities alcohol markers available, but as of today, August 1st, ALL the colors are available to you!

Here are the newest colors, available starting today, August 1st!

New Colors Stampin' Blendabilities Markers

  • Night of Navy  (Item 131001 – $11.95 )
  • Wisteria Wonder (Item 131002 – $11.95 )
  • Calypso Coral   (Item 130996 – $11.95 )
  • Melon Mambo   (Item 130994 – $11.95 )
  • Crumb Cake  (Item 131004 – $11.95 )
  • Smokey Slate  (Item 131005 – $11.95 )

These colors and items have already been available:

  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 – $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 – $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 – $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 – $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 – $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 – $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 – $22.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 – $5.95 )
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 – $4.95 )
  • Color Lifter  (Item 129369 – $4.95 )

See all the Stampin’ Blendabilities products available in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE!

FYI:  Texas Sales Tax Holiday August 8 – 10! Since school supplies will be tax free during this period, certain Stampin’ Up! products, including the Stampin’ Blendabilities, will be included.  More details coming!

This is a good day and weekend to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and check out the Big Shot Bundles Promotion and the new Blendabilities you can order!

Last Day! Buy 3 DSP Get 1 Free!

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get One Free Offer

Today is the last day to get a free package of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper when you buy 3!  That’s like ordering 4 and getting $10.95 off your order! Just put in the three sets of papers you want to order and the fourth one will come up free. Today is the last day! You can chose from the papers on pages 186-7 in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

As I’ve been enjoying looking at the DSP I already ordered, here is a cute box I made with the Big Shot and the Hamburger Box Die! (Don’t buy the Big Shot today, though!) I die-cut the tag with the Chalk Talk Framelits and just tied it on with a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine. The greeting and heart are from the stamp set Something To Say.

Flashback DSP Hamburger Box

Here’s a tip when making the Hamburger Box!  Instead of following the directions to fold in all the corners of the box on the score lines, it is much easier if you cut one of the score lines in each corner.   Do NOT cut the center score line, cut one on either side of the center score line like in this photo. It doesn’t matter which side, just do not cut the center one.  Then use a Glue Dot to adhere.

Hamburger Box Cut Corners

When choosing DSP, don’t go by the title or the main sheet shown on the top.  Many patterns in each package are good for other projects rather than just what you think they are.

Shop Today at my Online Store to take advantage of the

Buy 3 DSP Get 1 Free Offer!

Stampin’ Up! Star Framelits 4th of July Card

Stampin' Up! Star Framelits 4th of July Card

What says “4th of July” more than sparkly stars and fireworks?! These stars were cut out with the Big Shot and the new Stampin’ Up! Stars Framelits Dies plus the new little star punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The little “fireworks” in the background were stamped with the smallest petals in the Too Kind Stamp Set. The word “Celebrate” is from the Cupcake Party Stamp Set except I only colored the word “celebrate” with a Stampin’ Write Marker. And I love the Goil Foil paper and the Champagne Glimmer Paper for this card for the stars!

If you have time to play today with crafts, make something sparkly and/or red, white, and blue to celebrate our freedom and the birth of our nation!

I hope you have a fun and wonderful 4th of July!

Go see some fireworks!!

Lovely As a Tree Christmas Card

Lovely As a Tree Christmas Card

Today is June 25th which means Christmas Day is in 6 months! But really our Christmas preparations have to be done before that so we actually have less than six months to get ready for Christmas! Yes, that is still a lot of time that even I won’t take advantage of, I admit, but I did feel compelled to make a Christmas card today! Now we don’t have new Christmas sets in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and we won’t get the Holiday Catalog until September, but I bet we all have stamp sets and accessories with which we can make Christmas cards starting today! I got an idea for this card on Pinterest, but I have always loved using Lovely as a Tree for Christmas cards! Lovely As a Tree is a classic stamp set, one that has been around as long as I have been a demo. In fact, it probably was one of the first stamp sets I owned. I also used the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder for the top Whisper White layer. I thought we needed snowflakes with a Christmas tree!

I stamped the tree with Old Olive ink and then die-cut it with the Ovals Collection Framelits Die, the third oval from the center. To cut the larger oval out of the Whisper White card front layer, I used the oval fourth from the center. Since that left a little bit of an embossing edge mark, I decided to cover it with a Gold Foil layer, which is cut with the fourth and fifth ovals. It turned out perfect and I think adds an elegance to the card! The Whisper White layer is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals as is the Christmas tree oval.

To decorate the tree, I colored Rhinestone Jewels with the new Blendabilities alcohol markers. The Blendabilities should be available to order from Stampin’ Up! on July 1st! Only six colors will be available, the same ones Demos were able to preorder, plus a few other items:

  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)

In addition, the following accessories will also be available:

  • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369)

There really wasn’t much space for a greeting on this card, but I did choose “Very Merry” from the new stamp set And Many More and used the Word Window Punch to punch it out.

Are you going to make some Christmas cards today to get a head start? If you find a design you like, like this Christmas card with Lovely As a Tree, make at least five cards the same. Make some more of another design another day.

Stampin’ Up! Is Special With It’s Specials!

Stampin'' Up! Weekly Deal June 24 2014

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Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for the week of June 24 through June 30. Last ones of the month! If you are looking to add to your Big Shot collection, this is the week for you – Envelope Liner Framelits, Squares Framelits, and Window Framelits! And you might as well throw in some Regals buttons while you are at it!

Why not treat yourself, and maybe a friend or loved one as well, with a subscription to Paper Pumpkin, the papercrafting kit from Stampin’ Up! that comes to you in the mail every month! Add a prepaid subscription to your order (just write in the appropriate kit item number on your order) for one month, 3 months, or 12 months. You will receive an email with a special code to redeem your subscription. Do this before the 10th of July to receive the July kit! No idea what it is yet! There have rarely been “sneak peeks” of the kit so it is almost always a complete surprise when your kit arrives and you open it! It’s part of the fun, really! It’s a gift you give yourself!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription

Just contact me if you have any questions.  Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com.

Go check out those specials and all the other new products to order at Stampin’ Up! at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Flower Patch Birthday Card

Flower Patch Birthday Card

It was time to play with the Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Fair Framelits Dies to make a birthday card. You can also purchase this stamp set and framelits in a bundle, the Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundleand save 15%! Now that summer is officially here, you are bound to be inspired by lots of beautiful flowers blooming and this set will be perfect to use in your projects. The framelits make it easy to cut out most of the stamped images. The greeting I used comes with the set, but to cut it out I used a framelit from the Apothecary Accents FramelitsI stamped the greeting on a narrow strip of Whisper White and centered the framelit over it so I could have a narrow piece but fancy ends. Rather than try to layer it, I lightly sponged the edges in Real Red just to make it stand out a bit from the Whisper White layer. The large Daffodil Delight and Real Red flowers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the Rich Razzleberry flower just adhered right on the paper.

If you wanted, you could “bling up” this card, but for today I kept it simple except for the Candy Dot on the Rich Razzleberry flower!

For any of these stamps and stamping supplies, check out all the new products available in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store. Today is the last day for the current Weekly Deals, too!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal June 17 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 17 2014

Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of June 17, 2014, good through Monday June 23. Be sure to check them out while you are placing your order for the newest merchandise in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. Also, check the Clearance Rack and time you are ordering and see if any new items have been added.

Remember, the new photopolymer stamp set Calling All Heroes is available under “New Arrivals” in my Online Store.  Mine just came last night!  I will try to get a sample made and post it for you soon!

Calling All Heroes Stamp SetHave fun checking out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and all the fun and new products from Stampin’ Up!  Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store now!

Make a Gift Box with the Stampin’ Up! Hamburger Box Die

Coastal Cabana Hamburger Box Die

I finally got around to playing with the new Stampin’ Up! Hamburger Box Die for the Big Shot. I made this one with Coastal Cabana card stock and a partial belly band with a piece of Lullaby Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the new stamp set Something to Say. I thought the heart needed a little something so I used the little flower punch in the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to make a little flower with one punched out of the Coastal Cabana card stock and one punched out of the designer paper. If you can poke the center of the flowers, it will cause the petals to pop up a little making it 3D. I put a little Pearl Jewel in the center. And for a little more bling, I added some individual sequins from the Sequin Trim.

The box is not big enough for a double cheeseburger from Whataburger, but maybe it would hold a slider! It is smaller than you think but makes a nice gift box for a Hostess cupcake, a few small to medium size cookies or even any other gift.  You can decorate the inside of the box, the inside of the lid, tie it with ribbon, put a belly band around it, or stack a couple together as you see in the new catalog on page 17.

Stampin’ Up! has a video to show how to make the box and give you some ideas!  Watch it below.

Shop Online at my Stampin’ Up! Store at your convenience!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal April 29 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 29 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for this week, April 29 – May 5 2014. These are some good choices!  I really like the little star in the Merry Minis Punch Pack. The Downtown Grunge Photobook Template Digital Download has been popular since it came out. Have a look at it and see if you can use it, whether you have My Digital Studio or not! The Dress Up Framelits Dies are fun, you can get lots of uses out of those. And of course you must need new ribbon, don’t you?!  Get these products while they last!

Check out the Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products HERE in my Online Store! Click the “Show:  ALL” dropdown choice and it makes it easy to scroll through all the products rather than keep going to the next page!

Hit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store now to check out all the current Stampin’ Up! products listed in the left sidebar of my store!

Make a Punch Art Bunny Easter Card

Punch Art Bunny Easter Card

There are so many cute ways to make punch art Easter bunnies. Here is one you can make easily with the Oval Collection Framelits Dies and just trim to fit on your card! I used three sizes of the framelits and for the Easter Bunny face and ears and the Small Oval Punch for his cute little nose! I drew in his eyes and whiskers by hand with a black marker. His rosy cheeks are made with Blushing Bride Ink and a Sponge Dauber. For the inside of his ears I used a Melon Mambo gingham pattern in the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. The layer on the card is a piece of the pretty Coastal Cabana pattern in the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper. The Easter greeting is stamped with the Easter stamp in Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of the handiest stamp sets you can own! It is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.

Try your hand with your punches or framelits and see what kind of cute Easter bunnies you can make for your Easter cards or Easter decorations!

Shop for all your Stampin’ Up! supplies at my Online Store HERE.

High Fashion for the Oscars at the Academy Awards

Academy Award Fashions 2014

When we watch the Academy Awards or any of these glamorous awards shows, most people are pretty interested in what outfits the stars are wearing on the Red Carpet! I’ve been busy with my Stampin’ Up! Dress Up Framelits making fancy dresses that I’m sure we will see the stars wearing tonight!!

Oscar Dresses for the Red Carpet

Here are some more Red Carpet dresses for the Oscars tonight!  Which one do you like?

Dresses for the Academy Awards

Who are you wearing tonight??!  Gold is in so do you think we’ll see lots of gold on the Red Carpet?  This was like playing with paper dolls!

Have fun at the Oscars!  Check out the fashions!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal February 11 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal February 11 2014

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for the week of February 11 2014. That Artisan Label Punch is a good one.  I would snatch that up. Of course ribbon and ink is always good and might as well get any Big Shot supplies while you can on discount!  Just click on the image above to go to my Online Store page. Check out the other items from Stampin’ Up! by looking at the categories in the left sidebar of the store.

Don’t forget about the ongoing Sale-A-Bration promotion going on at Stampin’ Up!  Simply purchase $50 or more in current products and choose a free product from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  Who doesn’t want free stamping stuff?!

New downloads released for My Digital Studio today, also! Check these out! Click on the image below! Just image a scrapbook page with the beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper! And if you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day decorations, check out the Luck O’ the Irish Ensemble!

My Digital Studio Downloads Feb 11 2014

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal at my Online Store! Why not get some current discounted stamping products and add them to your Sale-A-Bration order?! Just get to $50 in merchandise and earn a free product!  No limits!  Buy $100 in product, get two free Sale-A-Bration products.  Buy $150 and get three free Sale-A-Bration products PLUS $25 Hostess Dollars to choose more items!  Let me know if you have any questions!  You can put in your order online HERE yourself or I can do it for you!  I’m happy to help!