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Easy Red, Black and White Valentine Card

Easy Red, Black and White Valentine Card

Since I’ve been talking about using up scraps recently, I had to show you this card I made in minutes from a few extra pieces I found on my table. They turned into my easy red, white and black Valentine card! Some other day when I was cutting out hearts with the Hearts Collection Framelit Dies I just saved these scraps. This card began when I just paged through the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack and chose this paper with the x’s and o’s. I was debating exactly what to put on the front when I remembered these spare hearts and things over at the corner of the table. When I found them it was easy just placing them on the card and feeling satisfied with my creation. Then I just added a little bow with the Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. The greeting is stamped with the You Plus Me Stamp SetI suggest the Bundle of Stacked with Love Paper Stack and the stamp set and save 15%!

Don’t forget the new stamp set, Better Than E-mail Photopolymer Stamp Set! If you are making and selling cards, even if you are not a Demonstrator, you must add the Stampin’ Up! copyright stamp to your cards or any Stampin’ Up! images you are selling per the Angel Policy. Even if you are just making cards, I think these are great to stamp on the back just like the big card companies! Then sign or initial your card and put the date if you like.

Better Than Email Stamp Set

These can be ordered in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!  And with a $50 purchase you can choose a FREE product during Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration!

Make a Card From Scraps

Make a Card Out of ScrapsOver the weekend, I found a plastic bag full of paper scraps, and I made this Valentine card mostly out of those scraps! My “system” is to shove scrap pieces into the card stock package, but these must have been some that were just loose for a long time and finally got collected into one bag when I HAD to clean up. Some of the colors were even retired! These Mixed Bunch stamps were already stamped on some scraps so I punched those out with the Blossom Punch. For the flower centers, I copied an idea I saw on Pinterest, making centers from little hearts! I used the heart punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the 7/8″ Circle Scallop Punch.  The Honeycomb Embossing Folder was also in the bag of scraps so I used that as my background layer on a card base of Tempting Turquoise since the weather has warmed up and the sun has come out.  I thought we needed a bright card! The designer paper on the card is from the Stacked with Love Paper Stack in the Occasions Catalog. The greeting is stamped with the You Plus Me Stamp Set. There is also a bundle if you like that paper and stamp set, the You Plus Me Bundle.

Find some scraps that you have and make an effort to use them in a card or other project today!

Weekly Deals

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for January 20 -26, 2015!  If you need markers or baker’s twine you are in luck this week!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Jan 20 2015

 

Find all these good products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE! 

New Catalogs! New Products! Free Stuff! at Stampin Up!

You Plus Me Card

The stamp set, You Plus Me, to make this card is now available in the new Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog, which is live today! Yes, you can view it and order from it until June 2, 2015.  If my card above looks a little like the one from yesterday, it is very similar!  The same designer paper I used on yesterday’s card from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack is just turned over to the other side, the black and white chevron pattern. To jazz it up a little I added some Silver Glimmer Paper to each side. The background on the Whisper White layer is stamped in Real Red Ink with a stamp in the set. I thought that was very cute! The hearts are die cut with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies even the little ones.

Click on the Occasions Catalog photo below to view.

Stampin' Up! Occasions 2015 Catalog

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And the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year begins today as well!  Sale-A-Bration! 

During Sale-A-Bration, purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! products (before shipping and tax) and choose a free Sale-A-Bration product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2015 Catalog

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As if all that wasn’t enough, here are the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals! Really, really great items discounted this week!

Weekly Deal Jan 6 2015

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For all your shopping needs, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store today!

Don’t Get Confused! New Catalogs Coming!

Occasions Catalog with SAB Cover

Don’t get confused! New Stampin’ Up! catalogs are coming on Tuesday, January 6, 2015! You may think you have received or are viewing two Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, but THIS one pictured above is the new Occasions Catalog with all the new spring goodies in it!  Wow!  Wait until you see them! The cover on the front is just sort of a flyer advertising Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration, the year’s greatest promotion for Stampin’ Up! But flip that cover page over and you see the beautiful cover of the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog!

Occasions Catalog Cover Open

And here is the smaller Sale-A-Bration 2015 Catalog, filled with FREE PRODUCTS you can earn with every $50.00 purchase plus suggestions for extra products you might like to purchase.

Sale-A-Bration Catalog Cover

If you usually get catalogs mailed to you from me, then you should have received your copies of both the Occasions and the Sale-A-Bration Catalogs already. If you did not, let me know and I’ll check on it.  I order and pay for Stampin’ Up! to send these catalogs out to my best customers, but sometimes they don’t reach their destination unfortunately. I also have some extra catalogs on hand if you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy in your hands rather than online. Just email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com with your contact information and I’d be happy to put them in the mail to you. Let me know if you also need the Annual Stampin’ Up! (main) catalog.

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit Boxes

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit BoxesYes, I know star boxes from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit were supposed to be made before Christmas, but much as I wanted to, it just didn’t happen!  I frequently do Christmas things AFTER Christmas – like bake cookies, make decorations! I could have saved the whole kit for next year, but for one thing, I’m in the mood now to make these, I’ve been looking forward to making them since I first heard of them, and by next Christmas there will be something new and shiny I am interested in!  So better to just make them now and have them ready next Christmas! What a joy that will be!

There are tons of supplies in the kit and the star boxes really were quite easy to make. They suggest starting with a medium size star box to get the hang of it on an easier size. I also followed someone else’s directions to make two of the boxes into boxes with a lid and bottom so that next year perhaps I can use them to put something inside.  Otherwise you are just adhering the back on to the bottom of the sides of the box and the whole thing is closed up.  Still cute and you can string a ribbon through at the top in the beginning of assembly to make an ornament. I haven’t tried all the variations yet!

Really, you could made some of these stars for just any occasion or for a birthday, not everything is Christmas-themed in the kit!

Just want to let you know it is okay to make Christmas things AFTER Christmas, in case you want to!

And at this moment you can still purchase the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit on the Year-End Closeouts Clearance Rack HERE. Only available while supplies last.

Hope you had a happy New Year’s Day yesterday! It seems like the holiday goes on and on with this weekend after! Time for a little more holiday stamping and then on to spring and the new Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration on January 6th! If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like the new catalogs, I have some extras I can mail to you.  They will also be available online January 6th when the catalogs and promotion go live! If you are a customer who regularly receives catalogs from me, I think you should have received them already, so hunt through that Christmas mail you might have put aside and find them!

Many Merry Stars Green Boxes

Many Merry Stars Red and Green Boxes

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Bargains! Get Them Today!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 30 2014

The bargains aren’t just at the mall, you can find bargains at Stampin’ Up! in the Weekly Deals and the Year-End Closeouts! And you don’t even have to get out in the traffic or the crowds! In the Weekly Deals this week, until next Monday night, you have a very cute birthday stamp set, several accessories for the Big Shot, a punch, embellishments and a photobook download for My Digital Studio (or whatever design software you own). Click the picture above or the link HERE.

Don’t forget the Year-End Closeouts, good through January 5, 2015.
Year-End Closeouts Banner

 

Shop for anything you want at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

OK. Now It’s YOUR Turn!

Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeouts

Ok. It’s your turn!  You’ve shopped, sent cards, wrapped packages, cleaned the house, cooked the meals, entertained the relatives, and didn’t get exactly what you wanted for Christmas. This is when you say, “I’m going to take care of myself!” and go pick out a few Stampin’ Up! items you want just for kicks. And if you like bargains, you can check out the Year-End Closeouts on the Clearance Rack or the Weekly Deals. Go ahead.  You deserve it. Just to tide you over until it’s time to order for Sale-A-Bration!

New Stamin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Weekly Deal Dec 16 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for Tuesday, Dec. 16 through Monday, Dec. 22.

Don’t forget about the new photopolymer stamp set that came out last week, Snuggles and Smooches! You might want to put one on your order and get a head start on Valentine’s Day!  Not that it is just for Valentine’s Day!

Snuggles and Smooches Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! suggests you order by tomorrow, Dec. 17th for delivery (hopefully) by Christmas!

Don’t forget, if you need, or SOMEONE needs a gift for YOU, I can make up a gift certificate for Stampin’ Up! merchandise in any amount, which might be especially useful starting January 6th when the new Occasions Catalog goes live and Sale-A-Bration begins!

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store any time!

New Stamp Set, New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Snuggles and Smooches Stamp Set

What a nice surprise this morning to check the latest Stampin Up! updates and find out they have a new stamp set for us! This one is called Snuggles and Smooches! It’s a photopolymer stamp set that CAN be used for Valentine’s Day but really can be used any time. The swirls match the trend of winding up some linen thread or twine as a design element on a card that you have probably seen. You can read more about the creation and use of this stamp set by the concept artist on the Stampin’ Up! Blog here. If you would like to order it, you can find it HERE in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Snuggles and Smooches Stamped Projects

And the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals are here! Click this link or the photo below!

 

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 9 2014

 

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Year End CloseoutsDon’t forget to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeouts! You can add any and all of these items in this post to your order. Ask a friend if they would like to order anything, such as ribbon or scissors, and maybe you can reach the level for Hostess Benefits!

New Items on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Year End Closeouts New products added to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack this morning!  Go check!  Available only while supplies last!

Details:

Promotion Dates: December 5, 2014 – January 5, 2014.

  • No minimum purchase required
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last.
  • Online customers can add non-Year-End Closeout items to their order.
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.

Following the Year-End Closeouts, some remaining clearance items will be moved to the Clearance Rack.

Don’t forget the Weekly Deals, the Holiday Catalog and the Holiday Supplement!

Shop ALL Stampin’ Up! Products Right Here!

 

Stampin’ Up! Deals and More Deals!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2014

LAST DAY for the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

Shop HERE at my Stampin’ Up! Onine Store, but please ask if you would prefer me to put the order in for you!

And with ANY Stampin’ Up! order today you will also receive my special bonus, a PDF with four easy and quick Christmas projects to make!

Karen's Christmas Project Bonus PDF

And MORE!  Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals today through Monday, December 8, 2014.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 2 2014

 Build Your Own Bonus: Join Stampin' Up!

Want to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Last day for this great deal!  Buy the Starter Kit to join for ONLY $74.25 (regularly $99).  Choose $125 worth of product for your Starter Kit (you choose!). THEN you get an EXTRA 5% off on orders you place in December! It’s like a Christmas Bonus for you! For more information, just CLICK HERE. Then click the JOIN NOW Button, check off the Agreements, and then you will see the opportunity to start building your Starter Kit and take advantage of this special deal! I’m happy to answer any questions about being a Demonstrator and I will be your guide in getting your business started in the way you want to go.

Happy Cyber Monday! Last Two Days of Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

Project Life by Stampin' Up! Bundle

Two days left of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza and today has these two Doorbusters available, while supplies last! (Sorry, Blendabilities sold out quickly!)  If you have ever wondered about Project Life, a quick and easy memory-keeping solution.  Just slip your photos and any of these cards and embellishments into pocket pages, perhaps do a little journaling, and you have your special memories recorded.

Project Life Bundle – 15% Off  #140352
Black Leather 12″ x 12″ Project Life Album (135292)
Design 1 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135295)
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (135830)
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack (135832)
Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set (135188)

Stampin' Up! Gift Box Bundle

Gift Box Bundle! #140353 Save 30%! This bundle (retail value $17.85) includes these amazing products:
* Tiny Treat Boxes
* Decorative Window Gift Boxes
* Takeout Boxes

You can make so many cute projects and of course wrap gifts in these nice gift boxes!

Click HERE to see the whole Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza List PDF!

A BONUS for you!  Place any order today or tomorrow and receive a PDF of some easy Christmas projects from ME!

Bonus

Click HERE to shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

I’m happy to put your order in for you, if you prefer!

Top Note Thanksgiving Cello Bag Treat

Top Note Thanksgiving Cello Bag Treat

If you haven’t had time yet to make some kind of Thanksgiving treat or table favor, here is something easy. Put your candy or treat into a cello bag and decorate with a topper made with the always popular Top Note Die and Big Shot. Just fold it in half and decorate! I stamped some leaves from the Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle and cut out with the matching framelits, both of which come in a Bundle so you can save 15% if you buy the stamps and framelits together. The words are from a stamp in the For All Things Stamp Set, only the words I wanted colored in with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and punched out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for November 25 – December 1:

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Nov 25 2014

Don’t forget, the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza is ongoing! And more Doorbusters coming Monday, December 1st!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2014

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Starts Today! Doorbusters!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Holiday Sale

 

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins today! For the first day, Nov. 24, there are special Doorbusters!  These are available at the sale price only while supplies last! The Doorbuster Sale lasts today until 11:59 pm MT tonight! Of course you can add any of the other sale items to the Doorbusters as well as any current catalog items.

Shop HERE for all the specials!

BONUS from me! Place an order during the Online Extravaganza and I will send you a special PDF with some fun and easy Christmas craft ideas!

Bonus

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Join Stampin' Up!

Join Stampin’ Up! This Week to Save and Earn!

Get a 25 percent discount on the Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up! between November 24  and December 2 . You’ll receive all the same great products AND get five percent cash back on all commissionable orders placed in December. Choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products and only pay $74.25 + tax (no shipping). Regular price is already a great deal at $99.

Trying to remember the last time we had a cash back offer? Here’s a tip: NEVER!

It’s a first-time-ever deal that you absolutely cannot miss!

More details on this limited-time offer are listed below. Can’t wait to get in on the fun? Get started here .  Click the Join Now Button, check off the agreements, and on the next page you will see the special price on the Starter Kit and can get started on your Kit order!

Details:

All orders must be finalized in the month of December to qualify for the five percent cash back offer.

  • A demonstrator must remain active to receive the five percent cash back.
  • The five percent cash back will be awarded in January.
  • Deadlines:
    • Mail: All Starter Kit orders must be received by the end of the business day onDecember 2 .
    • Online: All Starter Kit orders must be finalized on December 2  by 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions about the Online Extravaganza or the Recruit Special!

 

Sneak Peek!! Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza 2014 – Starts Monday!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2014

Get your Wish List ready because the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins on Monday! Get Hot Deals Monday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014. There will be discounts on select products and bundles, Plus DOORBUSTERS on the first day and again on Monday, Dec. 1st! You don’t want to miss them!

Click HERE to print out or view the Online Extravaganza List!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza page 1

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza page 2

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza page 3

Don’t let the term “Online Extravaganza” scare you off if you don’t like putting your order in online. Just contact me and I can put it in for you!

Print out your list, think about it over the weekend and be ready to get your deals on Monday! Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer for you!

Click Here:  Karen’s Stampin’ Up! Online Store

New Stamp Set, New Weekly Deals & More!

Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Today Stampin’ Up! introduced this beautiful new stamp set, Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set #136720. You can read the whole article on the Stampin’ Up! Blog about the Demonstrator who created the Banner Blessings Stamp Set for a contest. Very interesting story and especially poignant today on Veteran’s Day as she was in the Air Force for nine years. You’ll read about where she came up with the “Shine” stamp in this set.

Here are some projects you could copy to make with this new stamp set! You’ll see more on the SU Blog!

Banner Blessings Thanks Card

Banner Blessings Friend Bag

If you would like to order this stamp set, please click HERE to add it to your order.

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It’s so fun to find out on Tuesdays what the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals are!

Stampin’ Up! New Weekly Deals & Project Life By Stampin’ Up!

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Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Nov 4 2014

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Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of November 4,  2014. These products will be available for purchase through next Monday at midnight, November 10. It’s always good to have these extra embellishments and tools on hand to add that extra special touch to your card or project.

And Stampin’ Up! has a new campaign to let people know all about their partnership with Becky Higgins and Project Life!  To kick off this campaign, you can enter a Stampin’ Up! Giveaway! You won’t win if you don’t enter, so be sure to do it today!

Project Life by Stampin' Up! Enter to Win

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Click HERE to learn more about Project Life By Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Oct 28 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Oct 28 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for October 28 – November 3. (Is next week really November??!) Punches are always good – and handy! I’ve seen lots of cute cards made with the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set so you might want to consider that! I think the Word Bubbles Framelits are really fun to use on projects.

Click the link above or the photo to see all the discounted Stampin’ Up! products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!  Be sure to check the Clearance Rack, too if you are looking for Stampin’ Up! bargains!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Oct 14 2014 & More

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Oct 14 2014

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Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of October 14 – 20, 2014. It’s a good time to stock up on the Decorative Window Gift Box for those holiday treats you might be giving to neighbors or even treats for a few special people at Halloween. You can even cover up the clear window with some punches and stamping.

Check out the Weekly Deals and save a little money!

Christmas MailboxHave you already signed up for my Stamping With Karen Mailing List?  If you have, then you are already receiving my email series “12 Weeks of Christmas” every Wednesday, a special gift only for my mailing list subscribers. If you are reading this blog post and you are not on my list, go ahead and sign up today! Not only will you begin receiving the “12 Weeks of Christmas” but you will also receive a free gift of creative gift-wrapping ideas! Sign up in the red box at the top right of my blog! Next Christmas issue comes out tomorrow!

Gentle Peace Card

 

Don’t forget about this beautiful new photopolymer stamp set, Gentle Peaceif you are looking for a religious stamp set for Christmas. It will be beautiful embossed and colored in with Blendabilities. Or stamp (or emboss) in one color with no coloring. You will have a beautiful card regardless perfect for Christmas.

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set     #139523   Price $15.95

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set

Shop online at my Stampin’ Up! Store any time!

 

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

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It’s so much fun to wake up on Tuesday mornings and check and see what Stampin’ Up! has put on the Weekly Deal!  These are the products available at a discount for Tuesday, October 7 through Monday, October 13. Great items again!  Punches and framelits are always good! Stock up on Silver Glimmer Paper, especially with the holidays coming up, but it’s good for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, anything pretty! The Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon can be used on the Chevron side OR the plain side!  Two for the price of one! Pick up some of the This And That Epic Day Journals and decorate for Christmas gifts or any other gifts. Just add some Designer Series Paper here and there, maybe some embellishments, keeping it all generic unless you want to personalize it specifically for someone.  Who wouldn’t like a pretty journal to have? And you just saw me use the Geometrical Wood Stamp Set the other day to make a Halloween card in this post. It’s a fun stamp set to have.

Join Stampin' Up! and Pick A Pack of Paper

Join Stampin’ Up! as a Stampi’ Up! Demonstrator and earn free paper for six months! Sign up and get a free pack of paper each month.  Here are the details:

  • New recruits receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months.
  • Free Designer Series Paper must be redeemed on a Demonstrator Order. If other items are not added to this order the order will incur shipping costs.
  • Demonstrators must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
  • Paper will be limited to non specialty paper only; Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.

Please note Designer Series Paper will be available based on availability. Holiday catalog paper will be unavailable after the catalog ends, at which point occasions catalog paper will be available on 6  January, 2015

Of course getting free paper is just an extra little perk, the real benefit is owning your own business, being able to make money according to your goals, and meeting new people and making new friends – and having stamping fun while doing it!  Contact me if you would like more information!