Category Archives: Christmas

Make Christmas Crafting Easy With TWO Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Kits

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Can you believe TWO exciting, holiday-themed kits in a row?! That will be the October and November Paper Pumpkin Kits! The way to receive BOTH of them is to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by October 10th! Each kit stands alone, but I’m sure you will want to have both!

These Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Kits are designed for EVERYONE so you don’t have to worry if you are not already a crafter or if you think you are not artistic!  This is the perfect, fun time to try Paper Pumpkin when we all need as many holiday cards and gifting items as possible!  Order more than one kit and give one as a gift or invite several friends to order, and you can all get together and work on your kits!

Are you someone who always plans to make time for Christmas crafting but somehow you never get it done?   Stampin’ Up! makes it easy for those happy holiday dreams to come true with October and November’s back-to-back coordinating kits. They include everything you will need to quickly and easily make two full kits of merry and bright Christmas projects—without having to set aside a huge block of time.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin TODAY so you don’t miss out!  Just do it and it’s off your “to-do” list!

Be Sure You Get the “12 Weeks of Christmas” Emails! Coming Soon!

Christmas MailboxWhether we want to believe it or not, Christmas is coming soon! We always want stamping and papercrafting ideas for the holidays, the more the better! Every year I send out a weekly email leading up to Christmas with one project idea and complete instructions and supply list to my mailing list subscribers. This is an “extra” for my subscribers and only they will receive these projects.  They won’t be on my blog or social media. I love doing this for them!

We usually begin with card ideas for the first several weeks, then move on to gift ideas and closer to the “last minute”,  gift bag ideas, tags and wrapping ideas! Copy them exactly or use them for inspiration to come up with your own ideas….or if you’re like me, just enjoy seeing more ideas! I’m all about the ideas, even if I can’t make everything!

If you would like to receive my upcoming “12 Weeks of Christmas” emails beginning SOON, please join us! Sign up for my Mailing List today! It’s the red box in the upper right corner of my blog!  You also get a FREE GIFT available to all subscribers any time, when you sign up.

(If you are on mobile, you might need to scroll down near the end of the blog posts.)

If you are already one of my subscribers, you don’t need to do anything!  You will automatically receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails when I begin sending them out!

JOIN MY STAMPING WITH KAREN MAILING LIST TODAY!

 Keep up with Stampin’ Up! news and offers, get stamping ideas on a regular basis PLUS the 12 Weeks of Christmas special emails! We’d love to have you!

Don’t Miss the Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coordinating Kits!

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Since holiday kits are so popular, Stampin’ Up! created a simple and fun holiday crafting experience with the Paper Pumpkin Kits! This is the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.

During October and November, Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects! It’s the Season of Style!

Two coordinating kits means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, more creative options, and get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss!

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Click: JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE AT MY PERSONAL LINK FOR YOU!

  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you don’t have to do anything!  You will get these two kits in October and November like usual!
  • If you join Paper Pumpkin now you will receive the October kit and continue receiving kits every month unless you skip a month or cancel your subscription by the 10th of any month.
  • If you tried Paper Pumpkin before, come on back for another try! The kits have become better and better!

Watch Carrie from the Home Office talk about these special holiday coordinating kits!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR SEASON OF STYLE KITS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER!

Quick and Easy Christmas Card in Green and Black

Quick and Easy Christmas Card in Green and Black

Here’s a quick and easy Christmas card made in the trendy colors of green and black.  What do you think? Often there are different colors and combinations of colors that pop up to use for Christmas just to get away from the traditional red and green. Sometimes there are really different colors like pink and light blue or purples, etc. So I think ultimately almost any colors CAN be used and can be very pretty and holiday-like, but maybe are just not what we are used to!

The Stampin’ Up! suite in the new Holiday Catalog is called Merry Little Christmas that has these colors in the designer papers. If you look closely at many of the patterns in the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper you will see that they can be used outside of Christmas.  For example, the Basic Black and Old Olive plaid on the card above could be used for birthdays, invitations, masculine cards, and more.

The greeting is from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set.  This stamp set is not in the Merry Little Christmas Suite but certainly can be used on any cards.  It is die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered on the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

For a little pizzazz, I added some Gold Mini Sequin Trim underneath the greeting as well as some Metallic Enamel Shapes in Gold adhered to the greeting.

If you need to make a lot of Christmas cards, you might consider just a basic card like this – a card base, a layer of designer paper and a nice die cut greeting!  Very quick and easy to make!

Take a look at the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper!  Some of the patterns are more clearly for the holidays, but take a look at the stripes and the plaid, the polka dots and the leaves!  Those leaves can be used on spring cards with flowers!

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper

Check out the entire Merry Little Christmas Suite!  There are so many fun products and embellishments to use on your projects!

 

New Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coordinating Kits!

Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Banner

Since holiday kits are so popular, Stampin’ Up! created a simple and fun holiday crafting experience with the Paper Pumpkin Kits! This is the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.

During October and November, Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects! It’s the Season of Style!

Two coordinating kits means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, more creative options, and get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss!

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Click: JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE AT MY PERSONAL LINK FOR YOU!

  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you don’t have to do anything!  You will get these two kits in October and November like usual!
  • If you join Paper Pumpkin now you will receive the October kit and continue receiving kits every month unless you skip a month or cancel your subscription by the 10th of any month.
  • If you tried Paper Pumpkin before, back in the beginning, but were disappointed in the early kits, I strongly urge you to give it another try!  Paper Pumpkin has done nothing but improve greatly over the years! They’ve got it going on now!!

Watch Carrie from the Home Office talk about these special holiday coordinating kits!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR SEASON OF STYLE KITS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER!

Enjoy Some Stampin’ Up! Holiday Videos!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2017The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!  You can view it online and order from it! Start enjoying all its gorgeousness!  It really is time to begin thinking of the holidays and all the cards and projects we want to make.

Click HERE to View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!

Click HERE to See the Holiday Catalog Products Online in the Store!

Summer has ended and now it is almost fall, at least that’s what Labor Day weekend tells us! Here in Houston we still have plenty of hot weather to go, although after the wrath of Hurricane Harvey last weekend, I think we are going to be treated to a little bit cooler weather for a few days. It’s hard to believe a week ago we’d had 3″ of rain with another 32″ to go by Sunday morning. And even as I write this post, people are still being evacuated from places that are still flooding and from places east of Houston where Harvey’s path took it after it hit here. By some grace of God, we are still fine in our home.

That’s why it is so good to have something to help us relax and take our minds off the troubles of the world for a little while. That’s why we say “Stamping is cheaper than therapy!” Of course a lot of stampers and other Demonstrators are still trying to save their stamps and papercrafting supplies from the flood or will have none left when this is all over with.  Stampin’ Up! has already stepped up to help some of those people.

Here are some Stampin’ Up! videos for you to enjoy and to get a better feel for some of the products in the Holiday Catalog!

When you look through the catalog, when you see that little “play” arrow near a product description, that means there is a video for that product or suite of products.

If you do not have a Demonstrator and would like a Holiday Catalog, it seems that our mail service is back up so I can send you a complimentary copy.  Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com with your contact information and let me know if you would also like a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Be sure to order your favorite products as soon as you can as some could go on backorder temporarily as we have seen in the past!  If something is backordered when you want to order it, I always think it is best to go ahead and add it to your order anyway rather than wait until the stock is resupplied because Stampin’ Up! will send it out to you as soon as they have it.

To check out some other Stampin’ Up! product videos, look at THIS POST.

Enjoy your Holiday Catalog and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

SHOP STAMPIN’ UP! ONLINE HERE!

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is Live Today! Sept. 1st!

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2017 Catalog is LIVE today! Finally the day is here!  Can you believe it? Time for stampers and papercrafters to get going to get ready for the holidays!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2017

Click on Photo to View Catalog!

Click HERE to View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!

Click HERE to See the Holiday Catalog Products Online in the Store!

If you are interested in Stampin’ Up! products and want a Holiday Catalog, email me your contact information at Karen@KarenStamps.com.  As of this moment, I don’t know when our regular mail service will be restored after Hurricane Harvey so it might take me until next week to find an open post office and know that it will get out of Houston! The airports opened yesterday so maybe mail will start coming in and out as far as planes are concerned, and by truck as more and more roads completely open up!

And during September and October, Stampin’ Up! has this special Host Promotion! If  you have your own large order or gather some orders from friends, if your workshop or order total reaches $300 or more, you will receive this FREE exclusive stamp set, Merry Patterns!  This is in addition to your normal Hostess Rewards benefits!

SU Merry Patterns Host and SampleMore information on my blog post yesterday HERE.

SU Merry Patterns Stamp SetGo ahead!  Start enjoying the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Ordering begins today, September 1st. Get your favorites right away before they are backordered!

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE!

New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog 2017 Starts Friday, September 1st!

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Merry Patterns Host Stamp SetFinally the day is coming!  The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog begins tomorrow, Friday September 1, 2017! If you have already received a Holiday Catalog, you have probably been pouring over it since you opened your mailbox! If you do not have a catalog, you will be able to view the catalog online or visit the Online Store HERE at this link.  If you click that link tomorrow, you will see all the Holiday Catalog products in the store, but they are not there yet today!

One exciting thing that will start tomorrow is this special promotion from Stampin’ Up!  If you host a party or gather some orders together with friends or make your own big order (not just from the Holiday Catalog) that total $300 or more, you will receive this free, exclusive stamp set called Merry Patterns.  This stamp set is only available through this promotion and the promotion lasts through October 31.

Catalogs and Hurricane Harvey:

I have a few extra Holiday Catalogs here, all untouched by Hurricane Harvey! Even if it was a wet copy I’m sure you would enjoy it!  If you need a Demonstrator and a Holiday Catalog, please just send me an email with your contact information at Karen@Karenstamps.com. I will get one out to you as soon as we have mail again! If you also want the main annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog if you don’t have one, I’d be happy to send you a complimentary copy of that, too.

We haven’t heard yet when the post offices will open and when we will have mail delivery. It’s not even just about the local post offices, its about the main office and the transportation bringing mail in and taking it out, all of which is disrupted. Just haven’t heard much about it yet.

We were fine at our house, no flooding, no power loss, but of course such a huge area of Texas is affected. I’d advise getting your car filled with gas wherever in the country you live as gasoline prices will go up since several refineries in Texas got hit by Hurricane Harvey. They say last year from January to August we got around 50 inches of rain —- during Hurricane Harvey over a few days most areas got 50 or more inches! We think we got about 35 inches at our house since Friday when it first started raining and it didn’t stop until Tuesday evening. Almost constant during that time, whether drizzle or heavy bands of rain for hours. But we are fine which is an incredible blessing to be home!

Here are a few Stampin’ Up! videos to get a taste of some of the new products in the Holiday Catalog!

Of course you can shop at Stampin’ Up! today if you want to, but if you wait until tomorrow, September 1st, you can order any of the products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. I will have a link to it on my blog tomorrow!

You can click this link today or tomorrow to shop. If you click it tomorrow, you will see the new Holiday Catalog products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

SHOP STAMPIN’ UP! ONLINE!

Make a Christmas Card With the Carols of Christmas Bundle

Deck the Halls Cherry Cobbler Card

This is my first try at making a Christmas card with the Carols of Christmas Bundle. While I could have ordered it earlier in July, somehow with planning our vacation, going on vacation and getting back from vacation, I didn’t order it until the end of the month and just received it night before last. I had other things to do all day, and finally just before time to make dinner, I stopped and wanted to make a card with this new set, Carols of Christmas!

I pulled out my new Christmas paper in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It’s called Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  If you are anxious to get started on Christmas cards and projects this month before the Holiday Catalog comes out, go ahead and order this Be Merry paper.  For this card, since Cherry Cobbler is one of the coordinating colors with the Be Merry paper, I chose Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for the card base. The patterned paper I chose was also Cherry Cobbler and to help it stand out a bit, I put a layer of Whisper White over the card base and the designer paper on top of that. I stamped the “Deck the Halls” greeting on a piece of Whisper White and decided to add the cute little ornaments to decorate.  These ornaments are very small, but adorable, so I was happy to use the Card Front Builder Framelits Dies to cut out the little bitty ornaments.

The ornaments are just placed above the greeting and I adhered a piece of Gold Metallic Thread to each one with either a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional (boy are they nice!) for the ones I wanted popped up or a Mini Glue Dot for the ones flat on the card. Then I draped the thread behind the top of the card held down with strips of Snail Adhesive.  I wanted something at the top so I decided on a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon.  After that, all the pieces were just glued down layer by layer with Fast Fuse Adhesive to hold real well.

Deck the Halls Cherry Cobbler Card CloseupI admit I wasn’t all that thrilled with this stamp set and bundle at first, or at least wanted to wait and see what was going to be in the Holiday Catalog.  As usual, as I saw some samples that other Demonstrators were making during our preorder opportunity, I knew I had to have it and placed it on my order!

You can make something simple, like my card today, or you can make some really fantastic cards and projects. I always say there is nothing too hard for even a beginner in stamping, as long as you have the materials and maybe someone to show you what to do! That’s just one of the many things I love about stamping! Nothing takes great SKILL, a person just has to know the techniques.

Carols of Christmas 2017

Get the  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and the Card Front Builder Framelits Dies together in a Bundle and save 10%!  You will have something new from the Holiday Catalog before the Holiday Catalog comes out!  Then you can make a Christmas card With the Carols of Christmas Bundle like I have!

SHOP STAMPIN’ UP FOR THE CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE!

Carols of Christmas: Early Release From the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!

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In September, the much anticipated Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog will go live!  In the meantime, the Carols of Christmas stamp set and dies have been released early for customers beginning today! When you saw information about this bundle last month, it was because the stamp set was part of a bonus offer for new Demonstrators who joined during July.

But now, the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies are available separately AND as a Carols of Christmas Bundle if you would like both and want to save 10%!

Here are samples of the beautiful cards you can make with this set! These are samples from Stampin’ Up! but I have seen many other samples from Demonstrators and everyone agrees this is a beautiful set. You will want to order yours as soon as possible!  Get an early start on Christmas cards!

Carols of Christmas Card Peace on Earth

This card is fairly simple, using the die cut trees and deer and coloring the stamp with markers to get a multi-colored effect on the greeting.

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I love the red on this card paired with the green and a bit of Copper Trim Ribbon behind the greeting.

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If you want a different color scheme, these blues are beautiful using silver ribbon and sequin trim. This card uses the negative piece of paper after the trees are die cut.

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A lot of young families like to send photo cards at Christmas. Here is an example of dressing up the photo with a piece of die cut vellum and Christmasy greeting and ribbon on the top.

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This is my favorite sample because of the red and gold! So elegant and festive!

If you are wondering how you can make Christmas cards in August without Christmas paper, look in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog on page 188 and check out the Be Merry Designer Series Paper!  This is very cute paper that will get you started until you have more choices in the Holiday Catalog!

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

It’s too hot in some places, like here in Houston, to do much of anything, so go ahead and treat yourself to this new Carols of Christmas Bundle and get a head start on Christmas! Put on some holiday music and pretend like it is snowing outside, as you run the a/c and wear your swimsuit or shorts!!

Remember to use your Bonus Coupons that you earned in July!  You should have received an email immediately after you ordered from Stampin’ Up! with your codes.  When you place your August order(s), you will see prompts on how to use your codes.

Shop for the Carols of Christmas Bundle at Stampin’ Up! Today!

Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days, Christmas in July, and a Bundle in August!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days 2017 Stampin’ Up! has two fantastic offers for you, Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days and Christmas in July!

BONUS DAYS!

For every $50 you spend during the whole month of July (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Days Coupon that you can use during the month of August!

*There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
*When you receive your coupon code via email, write down the codes in case anything happens to your email.  Codes cannot be resent.
*An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email. (If you don’t have an email address, we can work around that.)

Deadline:
July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

REDEEM IN AUGUST!
*There is no limit to the number of coupons you can redeem on any order in August.
*Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes (the 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

SO…..Shop during July in $50 increments and earn a $5 Bonus Coupon for each $50 to apply to your order(s) in August! Don’t lose the emails with the coupon codes!

And I have just the thing for you to spend your Bonus Coupons on in August!

Carols of Christmas 2017

Stampin’ Up! will be releasing one of the top-trending bundles from the upcoming Holiday Catalog in August, the Carols of Christmas Bundle!  Save 10% on the Bundle and use your July Bonus Coupons to help pay for it!  You will be able to order this Bundle from August 1-31.

This bundle will be available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. This is just an opportunity to get your hands on this bundle early.  You may order the bundle or the individual products.

Click here to read and download the Carols of Christmas flyer!

Carols of Christmas Product Listing

And if that all wasn’t enough……!

Christmas In July Recruiting Banner

This is quite the deal!! If you have ever thought of starting your own business, earning a little extra income for yourself or your family, try out Stampin’ Up! and become a Demonstrator! Run your business as small or as big as you like! I am here to help as well as Stampin’ Up!, of course!

When you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and choose the contents of your kit yourself! Plus, Stampin’ Up! gives you business supplies to help get you started. All this valued at $125, but you pay only $99.

During Christmas in July, though, you will receive ALL these extras!!

Christmas in July Recruiting Essentials

That’s a $72 value, and yes, the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set is included! Once you are a Demonstrator (in minutes after you sign up!) you can go ahead and preorder the rest of that Carols of Christmas collection during July if you like.

For more information about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Remember, Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days have started! With every $50 you spend, you will be emailed with your $5 Bonus Coupon Codes to spend in August!

Click Here to Shop Stampin’ Up! Online 24/7!

 

Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days, Christmas in July, and a Bundle in August!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days 2017 Stampin’ Up! is starting July off with a big old firecracker BANG!  There are two fantastic offers for you, Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days and Christmas in July!

BONUS DAYS!

For every $50 you spend during the whole month of July (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Days Coupon that you can use during the month of August!

*There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
*When you receive your coupon code via email, write down the codes in case anything happens to your email.  Codes cannot be resent.
*An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email. (If you don’t have an email address, we can work around that.)

Deadline:
July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

REDEEM IN AUGUST!
*There is no limit to the number of coupons you can redeem on any order in August.
*Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes (the 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

SO…..Shop during July in $50 increments and earn a $5 Bonus Coupon for each $50 to apply to your order(s) in August! Don’t lose the emails with the coupon codes!

And I have just the thing for you to spend your Bonus Coupons on in August!

Carols of Christmas 2017

Stampin’ Up! will be releasing one of the top-trending bundles from the upcoming Holiday Catalog in August, the Carols of Christmas Bundle!  Save 10% on the Bundle and use your July Bonus Coupons to help pay for it!  You will be able to order this Bundle from August 1-31.

This bundle will be available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. This is just an opportunity to get your hands on this bundle early.  You may order the bundle or the individual products.

Click here to read and download the Carols of Christmas flyer!

Carols of Christmas Product Listing

And if that all wasn’t enough……!

Christmas In July Recruiting Banner

This is quite the deal!! If you have ever thought of starting your own business, earning a little extra income for yourself or your family, try out Stampin’ Up! and become a Demonstrator! Run your business as small or as big as you like! I am here to help as well as Stampin’ Up!, of course!

When you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and choose the contents of your kit yourself! Plus, Stampin’ Up! gives you business supplies to help get you started. All this valued at $125, but you pay only $99.

During Christmas in July, though, you will receive ALL these extras!!

Christmas in July Recruiting Essentials

That’s a $72 value, and yes, the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set is included! Once you are a Demonstrator (in minutes after you sign up!) you can go ahead and preorder the rest of that Carols of Christmas collection during July if you like.

For more information about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Remember, Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days have started! With every $50 you spend, you will be emailed with your $5 Bonus Coupon Codes to spend in August!

Click Here to Shop Stampin’ Up! Online 24/7!

 

April Fool’s Day! Making Christmas Cards From Paper Scraps!

Christmas Cards From Scraps

It’s time to make Christmas cards and tags! Happy April Fool’s Day! Actually, I’m not really purposely making Christmas cards on April Fool’s Day, but I am using up some paper scraps! And I found this sleigh all made up and this die cut reindeer plus the Candy Cane Lane scrap of designer paper in my scrap box! Even the Z-Fold card and the Early Espresso tag was in the box as well! The other card stock was also scraps which I keep in my cardstock package as it comes from Stampin’ Up!

Box of Paper Scraps

Here is my box of scraps of die cuts and punched shapes and whatever miscellaneous got thrown in here!  You might recognize the box as a Paper Pumpkin box with the lid cut off! Looks like a perfect size to keep just enough but not too many paper scraps in!

Made From Paper Scraps

Here is another card I made with my paper scraps on April Fool’s Day!  I had lots of die cut flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and some stamped with the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I even had two halves of doilies and this punched Whisper White tag on which I placed the flowers and leaves. And guess what else I found in my box of scraps?  A tiny watercolored butterfly!  Or “fooffly” as our daughter used to say! For some pizzazz I added Rhinestone Jewels on the flowers and Pearls on the butterfly.

On another Early Espresso tag made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, I made a birthday tag with some die cut balloons from the Balloon Adventures Photopolymer BundleI just drew on some black lines for the balloon strings and added a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

What kind of paper scraps do you have laying around?  Time to dig in and use some of them up! Challenge yourself to create with what you already have on hand – plus it saves time of making those elements.  You’ll probably be surprised how much you can make with your scraps!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

End of the Year Stampin’ Up! Reminders!

Stampin' Up! Closeout Sale Banner 2016The Stampin’ Up! Closeout Sale goes a little bit past the end of the year, until January 3rd, but since you have been busy with the holidays, you want to be sure to check this out, or check it out again and see if any of these deals are for you!  Be sure the drop down box on the right of the Closeout page shows:  “ALL” so you don’t miss anything.  Other wise you have to click for the next page and the next.

Pay special attention to the Bundles, because even if the items are carried over, they won’t be in a bundle and you won’t save 10% like you will now.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2016Don’t forget!  The Holiday Catalog is retiring January 3rd!  I HATE to say that!  I loved this catalog, as I usually love the holiday catalogs the most!

Here is the list of Retiring Products from the Holiday Catalog. Be sure to get them while you can!

Holiday Carryover List Banner

Here are the Holiday Catalog items carrying over, that will still be available, although not in Bundles.

You can click on any photo to go to my online store for more information or to order!

 Happy Shopping!