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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals July 22 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal July 22 2014

Here are the newest Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of July 22.  These deals are good while supplies last or through midnight MT on Monday July 28. Get ‘em while you can!

And don’t forget about this deal during July!  Time to stock up on the new papers!

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up! July Offer

Choose any 3 Designer Series Papers, get the fourth package FREE! Designer Series Paper Stacks and Specialty Designer Series Papers not included. Check out all the beautiful new papers in the new Stampin’ Up! 2014-15 Catalog! They’re on pages 186-7.

Join Paper Pumpkin For 50% Off First Two Months

Paper Pumpkin 50% Off

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months! Paper Pumpkin is the paper crafting kit that comes in the mail to you once a month. The projects vary and it’s always a surprise. Just take 30 minutes for yourself, once a month, to enjoy some fun crafting time.  All you need (sometimes) are scissors and adhesive. The rest all comes in the box!

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

It’s like a class coming to your door, for brand new and experienced stampers and crafters alike! Instructions are included so anyone can follow along.  Make it according to directions or strike out on your own and make your own creation.

Kits are mailed around the 15th of every month. No risk, no obligation:  change your subscription, pause, or cancel it by the 10th of any month to take effect that month. You’re welcome to call Stampin’ Up! any time the kit doesn’t not meet your expectations or you have questions and they will try to make it right for you.

Order some extra kits or get a few friends together to order and then make a gathering out of it every month when everyone receives their kit! It’s a Girls’ Night Out with no muss or fuss, just fun!





Stampin’ Up! Helps You Get Punchy! New Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal July 15 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for July 15 – 21. Get Punchy! Check out all the punches on this deal! And how about some products to use for embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Melon Mambo Ribbon, and Mini Metallic Clothespins! I have loved the Gold Baker’s Twine! It adds a bit of glitz and glimmer to your projects AND you can unravel the twine, take out the gold thread and use it separately like I did in THIS POST.

Also, remember that through My Digital Studio downloads you can access retired stamp sets and papers that you might have missed before or find you could use now. You can even use MDS downloads with other programs on your computer. So if you missed or used up the Summer Smooches designer paper before, you can purchase the download now and print out the paper plus the other items in the MDS kit.

New Project Life products now available:

The following products are now available:

Check back tomorrow for a Paper Pumpkin special for new subscribers!

Shop Stampin’ Up! at my Online Store!

Designer Paper Offer, Blendabilities, Weekly Deals – It’s a Sizzling July at Stampin’ Up!

Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get One Free

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you’ll get one free. That’s like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra–did we mention FREE?– DSP!

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you (or your customer) will receive one free.
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you’re paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you’re paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item

These items don’t qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits


Blendabilities Coloring Page

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers & Memento Ink

  • 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 )

If you like “coloring in” when you are stamping and creating, then these Stampin’ Blendabilities are surely for you! And if you don’t, you might like it better when you get to use these markers! They have a different feeling than the regular Stampin’ Up! Markers (which are also great!) that I really like. If you like to be a little more artistic when you are coloring, I’m sure you will enjoy these new markers! Be sure to also purchase the Memento Ink (and I do recommend getting the refill as well) because that is the ink that works with the alcohol markers. The markers work best on Whisper White card stock. You will also want the Color Lifter with any set of colors, for cleaning up any stray ink and sometimes for helping with shading and highlighting. Email me at if you have any questions.


 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal July 1 2014

Great Stampin’ Up! products on the Weekly Deals this week! You should want all of them if you don’t have them! These deals are available until Monday, July 7th.

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for all these GREAT deals!!

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

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

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!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals June 3 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals June 3 2014

Even with all the excitement over the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog going live yesterday, Stampin’ Up! still has some deals for you today!  These Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals are good today through next Monday, June 9. You might want to add one of these items to your new catalog order!

Instead of offering new downloads for My Digital Studio every Tuesday as in the past, Stampin’ Up! will offer new downloads the first week of every month. Here are the latest digital downloads:

Quatrefancy Hello Lovely Panel Card

Quatrefancy Hello Lovely Panel Card

Time is really getting short on retired Stampin’ Up! products, so I thought I would use some of my Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Hello, Lovely Stamp SetI have to admit, I haven’t been crazy about this pack of paper, but if I looked more at each paper individually, maybe it wasn’t too bad!  On this card, I just cut some 3/4″ strips of paper from scraps in the package and staggered them a little on this card front. Although I tried to center the center strip, I got it off a little bit which made the strips too far over to the right.  Since there “are no mistakes in stamping!” I decided to fix it by covering the extra wide margin on the left with some of the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (my favorite ribbon for a long time!). I stamped the greeting in Island Indigo ink and layered on pieces of Strawberry Slush and Pool Party card stock. Kind of a fun design to show off the papers in the Quatrefancy pack.

So much happening at Stampin’ Up!

Retiring Stampin’ Up! products available through June 4th, while supplies last!

Retired Stamps

Retired Accessories

See them all in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store (some are discounted!) Click the “View:  ALL” so you can see them easily on one page.

New Catalog begins Monday, June 2, Noon MT (Mountain Time) Be patient with computer glitches as there will undoubtedly be a lot of traffic at first.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Good things on there this week!

Don’t forget the Occasions Catalog! Ending June 1st? or 2nd? Anything not in the new catalog most likely won’t be available again unless there are any carryover items.

Clearance Rack Might as well check it before you put in your order!

The new Project Life by Stampin’ Up!    Available NOW!

Want to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? You can sign up and start your own business for only $50 ($55 product value) or the regular Starter Kit for $99.  Email me at if you would like more information!

Be sure to shop for the retiring items you want from Stampin’ Up! as soon as you can so you won’t miss out on availability.  But you will have an overlap from June 2 to June 4th to place your order out of the retiring products and the new catalog!  What a deal!!  Contact me if you have any questions!

Stampin’ Up! Retired List Blowout Sale

Save 25% – 50% on some items!

Get excited! Stampin’ Up! is currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, not including those products that are no longer available. This sale runs until June 4th, the last day any retired items are available after the new catalog goes live on June 2nd.

Not every item is on sale, but you can probably find a few things you like! Don’t hesitate about ordering if you find something you want lest it sell out. For easiest viewing, be sure to click the drop down arrow and choose “SHOW:  ALL” so that you can see everything on one page. Check the red sale prices on select items. Just click on the red SALE tag below to go to the Retired Product Page!

Stampin' Up! Retired Sale

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals May 13 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal May 13 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of May 13 – 19, 2014. Remember, these deals are only available through Monday night next week.

One thing I would recommend would be purchasing the Project Life Corner Punch rather than the one on sale this week. The rounding is slightly different and I think you should have the latest thing that might work best for you.  The Project Life cards come with square corners that you CAN round if you want to – or leave as is!

You might LIKE to get the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags because you can use those with Project Life or just to add to cards or other projects! Of course you also can see designer paper on the deals plus Big Shot dies and an embossing folder!?!

Just announced this morning, but probably won’t last long!  Stampin’ Up! has a LIMITED QUANTITY of 2012-14 In Color card stock available only while supplies last, which I bet won’t be long!  If you want some, GET IT right away! Just go to my Online Store HERE.

In Color Card Stock Limited

Only two weeks left to buy Stampin’ Up! retired products!  Don’t wait much longer!

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE!

Stampin ‘ Up! Weekly Deals May 6-12

Weekly Deal May 6 2014

Check out these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals available starting today, May 6 and on sale through Monday, May 12. Don’t hesitate because you never know what might sell out! The Pop N Cuts Card Base is interesting to have and nice at a reduced price! I love the Hearts A Flutter stamp set. Hearts are one of those things you can often use on a card. The Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies you could use just with designer paper if you didn’t own the stamp set. Ribbon? Well, we always need more ribbon for our stash!  Have fun shopping and don’t forget the Retiring Lists and the Clearance Rack and the current Occasions Catalog!  So much to choose from!

Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and check the categories on the left sidebar! Don’t miss anything!

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Updated Today!

Clearance Rack Banner

The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack was updated today!  You might want to check it out!  Remember, you can order Clearance Rack products, Weekly Deals, Retired products, New Arrivals, anything you want on the same order.

For easiest viewing, click the “SHOW:  ALL ” dropdown choice so that you can see it all on one page rather than clicking the next page all the time.  Otherwise you might miss out on some things on the last pages.

Remember, products are only available while supplies last and you know some will go fast.

Shop at Stampin’ Up! Online Clearance Rack! Go there now!



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!

Last Day Free Shipping!! Don’t Miss It!

Stampin' Up! Retired Lists and Free Shipping April 21 - 25

Can you believe how fast this week of FREE SHIPPING from Stampin’ Up! has flown by?!! Today is the last day so be sure to get your order in! Just imagine what busy bees those employees in the Stampin’ Up! Distribution Center must be! I’ve seen the Distribution Center at the Home Office in Riverton, UT and it is really something! Wouldn’t it be fun to work there and see all the products on the shelves and see what people are ordering?!

Here’s how your order starts by choosing the correct size box or boxes!

Stampin' Up! Distribution Center

You can order any current product from Stampin’ Up! and get the free shipping!  It’s not just about the retiring product!  Be sure to check the Weekly Deals for this week and the Clearance Rack, the Occasions Catalog, the Annual Catalog, the extra items listed in the categories of the Online Store! It’s such a thrill not to pay for shipping!  Take advantage of it while you can! 

Retiring Stamps List

Retiring Accessories List

Some items have already sold out!

FREE SHIPPING ENDS Friday, April 25 at 11:50 pm Mountain Time! But of course you don’t want to wait that long!

I will be a little “out-of-pocket” Friday but if you need me, I’ll be checking email or you can text or call 713-306-1191. I’m happy to help!  Don’t want you to miss out! If you place the order yourself at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store, you can set up your account and put in your payment information yourself. I can also place it for you with your credit card number.

Stampin' Up! Distribution Center

Can’t you picture your order sitting on these shelves just waiting to be “picked” as the box goes sailing by?!

Don’t miss it!  Free shipping doesn’t come around very often!  Last Day – Friday, April 25!

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and shop around!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal April 22 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 22 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of April 22, 2014 through Monday April 28. Here’s your chance to get some of the retiring items at a discount!

Remember, there is FREE SHIPPING on any order from Stampin’ Up! this week only!  Only until Friday, April 25. Then the free shipping ends! Free shipping applies to current Stampin’ Up! products in the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog, retiring products, Clearance Rack, everything! Don’t miss out!

If you can’t think of everything you want today, go ahead and place your order for what you are sure you want and place another order later in the week, both get free shipping!

Check out all the retiring products HERE in my Stampin Up! Online Store!  In the dropdown box for “Show:” click on ALL and then you can scroll through all the items on one page.  It’s easier than going page by page!  Remember, products are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and this applies, this year, even to STAMP SETS! Don’t delay!

Have fun shopping!  Enjoy the FREE SHIPPING!  It doesn’t come around often!

Visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for all the best in papercrafting products!

(Need any help?  Just ask! Email me at

Stampin’ Up! 2014 Retiring Lists and FREE SHIPPING April 21-25

Stampin' Up! Retired List Free Shipping Banner



Monday, April 21 – Friday April 25

Use it more than once! Use it all week! (Expedited shipping excluded, of course!)

Retiring Stamps List (Click HERE!)

Retiring Accessories List (Click HERE!)

You will have to up your ZOOM to read these lists probably!  Usually up in the right hand corner of your browser somewhere is a drop down list including the zoom function.

See all retiring items in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE

(For easiest viewing in my store, click the “Show:  ALL” dropdown menu. You can also sort by alphabet and price there right underneath “Sort By -”)

ALL Stampin’ Up! products get Free Shipping this week, not just retired stamps and accessories!  Order away!! Anything that is real important to you, I suggest ordering AS SOON as possible to avoid disappointment.  You can always come back and order again by Friday if you want more or forget something! Free Shipping!!

I will try to update you on things that are sold out, if needed.

Or you can contact me to place your order if you would rather not do it online! Just email me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Go SHOP right now at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Free Shipping from Stampin' Up! April 21 - 25

April 21 – 25 2014


Burlap and Blooms Spring Wreath for Easter

Burlap and Blooms Spring WreathIt was nice to have a kit with everything needed except hot glue to make this Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit. I thought it would make a nice wreath for Easter and spring by my back door where my Be of Good Cheer Curly Paper Wreath was still hanging! My favorite flowers on this wreath are the fringed ones. I didn’t seem to have much of a knack for making the other ones! And I’m not sure I got the flowers placed in the best positions, but, I did get the wreath finished! And didn’t burn my finger on the hot glue until near the end!  Be careful pushing the flowers down onto the wreath! And have a glass of cold water nearby just in case! It still turned out pretty and was an interesting new project. It’s nice to have a kit and not have to think about all the supplies! It’s available in the Occasions Catalog.

Speaking of supplies, the Stampin’ Up! retired list comes out on Monday! And Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING (excluding expedited shipping) on all orders Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25! When you get a chance this busy Easter weekend, be sure to start making out your list of anything you might want or that you think might retire so you will be ready to take advantage of this free shipping opportunity!

Free Shipping from Stampin' Up! April 21 - 25

Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! April 21 – 25, 2014

Be a FAN on my Stamping With Karen Facebook Page where I can try to keep you updated and what’s available and what’s not and what’s going on during this busy time at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! New Weekly Deals for April 8-14

Weekly Deal April 8 2014

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for the week of April 8 – 14. If I didn’t already have them, I would grab the Punch Pack, a set of little punches that are oh so handy for various things. The one punch has a little scalloped edge circle that is great for using as the center of flowers. You could really use any of them for that or even use just the punch itself as an itty bitty flower.

Here is a card I made last year using the Itty Bitty Scallop Punch in the Punch Pack.

Itty Bitty Punch Pack Easter Cross

Be sure to check out all the Weekly Deals! If you already have the Secret Garden stamp set, now’s the time to get the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. And of course who doesn’t want more Baker’s Twine and ribbon?

Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store to shop today!

It’s April Fool’s Day….I Thought This Was an April Fool’s Joke!

Fine Print Greeting Cards Templates

Happy April Fools Day!  Happy April 1st! It wasn’t like I could think of an April Fools joke myself to put on my blog (at least not yet!), but then I saw Stampin’ Up! had the new Weekly Deals up as well as the new My Digital Studio Downloads as they do every Tuesday. There are only two new MDS downloads. When I saw the download pictured above, I thought, Stampin’ Up! came up with their own April Fools joke with this silly stamp set. But it’s real, and you obviously have to read the FINE PRINT! Click on the image above to go to the store page – and then click on the magnifying glass – and THEN click on the arrow to the side to click through each image so you can read the FINE PRINT!

Fine Print Close-up

Maybe these aren’t your type of greetings for your friends – but then again, maybe they are! The description says:

 Have fun on April Fool’s Day or any day with these quirky cards,
just don’t forget to “read the fine print” 

And here is the other CUTE My Digital Studio download for this week!

Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Brush Set

To purchase the My Digital Studio software or take the 30-day Free Trial, click HERE.

And here are the new Weekly Deals for April 1-7, 2014:

Weekly Deal April 1 2014

Sale-A-Bration ended late last night!  I hope you were able to order what you wanted to get some free products! Always sad to see Sale-A-Bration come to an end, but we always know there are good things ahead with Stampin’ Up!

Check my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for the Weekly Deals and more!

Last Day! Sale-A-Bration 2014! Get Your Free Gift with $50 Order!


Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year, Sale-A-Bration, has been going on for over two months – but today is the last day, sorry to say! Today, Monday March 31, 2014 is the last day you can place an order of $50 or more (no limit) on any current Stampin’ Up! merchandise, and choose a FREE GIFT from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! For EVERY $50 you spend!! Who doesn’t like FREE stuff??! Choose your FREE GIFT on pages 11-17 of the brochure!

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store any time today!  Just don’t wait until the last minute – unless you have to!

Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Banner

Paper Pumpkin…A Monthly Papercrafting Kit in the Mail!

Paper Pumpkin Papercrafting Kit

Wouldn’t you like to find a package like this in your mailbox once a month?  Sign up today and get a FREE set of In Color Markers! Read all about it and sign up for a subscription HERE. You can always sign up for Paper Pumpkin but today is the last day for the free set of markers! Might as well get them, I say!! Take about half an hour a month for yourself to make a pre-planned papercrafting project (always a surprise!) that comes in the cutest box! Just the package will make you happy! (This is separate from other Stampin’ Up! ordering and Sale-A-Bration.)

Weekly Deals

Stampin Up! Weekly Deal March 25 2014

Last day for last weeks Weekly Deal!  Be sure to get that Glimmer Paper!  You’ve got to have it!

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store to place your order or just contact me by phone or email.

Here are some Sale-A-Bration photos from Stampin’ Up! Leadership in case you need inspiration! Don’t miss out!

Sale-A-Bration 2014

Sale-A-Bration Twisty Treats

Sale-A-Bration Good As Gold Card Kit

Sale-A-Bration Hooray For Parties Digital Ensemble

Sale-A-Bration Hooray For Parties Digital Ensemble

Sale-A-Bration Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Sale-A-Bration Petal Parade

Sale-A-Bration Petal Parade

Sale-A-Bration See Ya Later

Sale-A-Bration You're Lovely

Sale-A-Bration Banner Blast

Don’t miss out on the fun of Sale-A-Bration! Any current or Clearance products count toward your $50 merchandise, not just items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Go there to choose your FREE gift. Or if you would like help in choosing bundles! Just visit my Online Store!  Let me know if you have questions or problems ordering!