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Time To Get Serious About Paper Pumpkin! 50% Off!

Paper Pumpkin Offer Sept 2017

It’s time to get serious about Paper Pumpkin! Paper Pumpkin is the papercrafting kit mailed to you each month from Stampin’ Up!  All you have to do is sit down and open the box! A craft project is inside complete with exclusive stamp set, ink spot, all the materials cut and ready to go for you, plus directions of course and a video! With your first kit you will also get an acrylic block to use with your stamps.

If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by September 10th, you will get the September kit for 50% off! Shipping is included in the price. No risk, no obligation as you can skip a month if you need to or cancel if Paper Pumpkin is not really for you. But most of us really enjoy the gift we receive for ourselves in the mailbox each month and sometimes we even order an extra kit to give as a gift to a friend or loved one or simply to be able to make twice the projects!

Another benefit of subscribing to Paper Pumpkin is that you will be eligible to order any past kits or refills that are still available!  So if you liked a kit from the past, you MAY be able to purchase it .

Sign up by Sunday, September 10th to receive the September kit! 

Use Promo Code:  HALFOFF0917

Paper Pumpkin. Delightful. Crafting. Surprise! Every month!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE!  TREAT YOURSELF!

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

SU Merry Patterns Host and Sample
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!

Stampin’ Up! Products Added to the Clearance Rack! Run, Don’t Walk!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Banner

Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that new products have been added to the Clearance Rack!  New deals, up to 60% off!  The best will go fast so scoop up what you can quickly!

There are punches, framelits, ribbons, cardstock, designer papers……things that have retired but are now on the Clearance Rack!  Be sure to check it out and order as soon as you can because it’s usual for some things to sell out right away!

SHOP THE STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK HERE!

 

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

Use your Bonus Coupon Codes you earned in July!  They are only good through August!  After putting in your order, you will see a button that says “Manage Codes”.  Just click on that and follow directions to add your code(s).  Then check the total to make sure the discount went through.

Don’t forget the Paper Pumpkin special discount for new subscribers for the September Kit!

Paper Pumpkin Offer Sept 2017

Paper Pumpkin is a papercrafting kit all ready for you to sit down and craft!  It comes in your mailbox once a month and everything for the project is included in the box!  You receive an exclusive stamp set, an ink spot, and all the materials you need, often even adhesive!  Sometimes there are extra supplies left over that you can use on other projects.  Make what the kit offers or change it up!  A Stampin’ Up! video is available for every kit if you like to see the process in action. Directions are included, of course.  And new subscribers get an acrylic block for the stamps in their first kit!

Order Today!  JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE!

 

Go Shop the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack New Deals Right Now!

Buy Stampin’ Up! During Your State Sales Tax Holiday!

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It’s State Sales Tax Holiday Time for Back-to-School!

And You Can Get Stampin’ Up! Supplies Tax-Free!

 

There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean

for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time! If

you live in one of the lucky states, make sure to take advantage of the holiday!

Click on each chart below to enlarge it.

Click HERE to see the full Sales Tax Holiday Chart (there are two parts).

Double-check with your state to make sure these dates are correct.  I believe the Texas dates are wrong….I’m seeing next weekend August 11-13 advertised as our Sales Tax Holiday, not this weekend as shown on this chart. Put some tax free items on your order and make sure you are not being charged sales tax!State Tax Holiday Chart 2017 page 1

State Sales Tax Holiday Chart 2017 page 2

You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).

Keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

Happy Shopping!  Be sure to check the dates!

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE!

Buy Stampin’ Up! During Your State Sales Tax Holiday!

Money

It’s State Sales Tax Holiday Time for Back-to-School!

And You Can Get Stampin’ Up! Supplies Tax-Free!

 

There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean

for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time! If

you live in one of the lucky states, make sure to take advantage of the holiday!

Click on each chart below to enlarge it.

Click HERE to see the full Sales Tax Holiday Chart (there are two parts).

State Tax Holiday Chart 2017 page 1

State Sales Tax Holiday Chart 2017 page 2

You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).

Keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

Happy Shopping!  Be sure to check the dates!

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE!

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!

 

This Is It! Last Day For the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Occasions Catalog!

Stampin' Up! Outgoing Catalogs

Today is the last day of May and today is the last day to order the Stampin’ Up! Retiring products that you want! It’s hard to believe we are saying goodbye to these two catalogs!

Retiring Products Banner 2017

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products!  Today is the LAST DAY until 11:50 pm Mountain Time!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer Banner

Although you will be able to buy these early-release Eastern Palace Suite products during the new catalog year, today is the last day to get them in a special Bundle and with a FREE GIFT!

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle  (Everything plus FREE Very Vanilla THICK Cardstock & Envelopes)

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (Just the basics with FREE Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes)

Here are some of my favorites or good deals or recommendations from the Retiring List!  Not that it is easy to choose!  Some of these are nearly gone so hurry! Just click on the photo for information.

What is Your Retirement Plan For This Weekend?

Retirement Plan and pen, business concept

What is your retirement plan? I don’t mean the one where you turn 65!  I mean what is your retirement plan for not missing out on Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring Products!  Can you believe this is the last weekend for the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog, and, don’t forget, the Occasions Catalog?! Both of these catalogs will come to an end on May 31 at 11:55 Mountain Time (for online orders). Select products have discounts up to 50% off!  All current Bundles are retiring as “Bundles” although some stamp sets and dies have carried over into the new catalog but will be available separately. So if the Bundle is still available now, get it for 10% off. If both stamp set and dies are on sale, check the math to see which is the better deal.

Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog

Click photo to view the Annual Catalog!

Occasions Catalog 2017

Click photo to view the Occasions Catalog!

Click These Links!

Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products List PDF

(some of these products are already sold out)

Easiest thing!  Shop Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products Online!  If they come up in the store, the products are still available!

For more Bargains, add on some products in the Clearance Rack!

Don’t Forget!  The Eastern Palace Suite Bundles are only available, with a FREE GIFT, until May 31.

 Have a wonderful weekend!

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New Stampin’ Up! Product Available Today! Eastern Palace Suite Bundles!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer Banner

If you are too excited to wait until June to get new Stampin’ Up! Catalog products, here is your chance to get a whole SUITE of products during the month of May! Beginning today, May 1, 2017 you can purchase the Eastern Palace Suite in a Bundle!  Choose from either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle.  These products will be available separately in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, but not in the Bundle with the FREE GIFT! So take advantage of the Bundle while you can!

CHOOSE FROM THE STARTER BUNDLE!  #147196 CLICK HERE TO SHOP!Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

OR CHOOSE THE PREMIER BUNDLE!  #147207  CLICK HERE TO SHOP!

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Notice that with each Bundle, you get a FREE GIFT!

  • Starter Bundle:  Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes (NEW!)
  • Premier Bundle:  Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes AND Very Vanilla THICK Cardstock (NEW!)

Get your hands on the these colorful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite one month before they’re released in the 2017-2018 annual catalog!  I can tell you that the Eastern Medallion Thinlits available only in the Premier Bundle right now are really amazing!  Lots of creativity with these dies!

By purchasing one of the Bundles, you will have lots of new product to make lovely cards and projects while you wait for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!!

 

 

 

Shopping Is Good at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Retirement Banner Sun Is Setting 2017

Shopping is good at Stampin’ Up! and only going to get better! There are stamps and products retiring to make room for new stamps and accessories. Some are discounted up to 50% off. All Bundles are retiring although some of the stamp sets and dies individually are not retiring, they just won’t be in a Bundle in the new catalog.  However, a few are cheaper if you buy them on sale individually rather than in the Bundle.  

Here’s an example:

Basket Bunch Photopolymer Bundle  Reg. 46.75

Products are only available while supplies last, except for stamp sets, which Stampin’ Up! manufactures, so they will be available through May 22.

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Banner 2017

Last week Stampin’ Up! added a ton of products to the Clearance Rack!  A lot sold out the first day and more in the following days!  However, the Clearance Rack is still open for business so be sure to check it out!  You can add Clearance items to any Stampin’ Up! order!

Eastern Palace Suite Banner

The Eastern Palace Suite is a new group of products being released to customers on May 1, 2017!  If you can’t wait until June for the new catalog, this is your chance to get your hands on many of the new products coming in the new catalog!  You will have two choices of Bundles of products! Check back tomorrow for all the details!

Eastern Palace Suite Video

Click the flyer below to see the PDF of the Bundles!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer

These two Bundles will be available May 1 – 31 and after that the items may be purchased separately!  Notice that you get something FREE in each Bundle! Honestly, the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies are the real treasure in the Suite, in my opinion, so I would suggest the Premier Bundle.

SHOP STAMPIN’ UP! ONLINE 24/7!

 

 

Quick! Go Shop at the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

New Items on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack TODAY!

It’s been awhile, but today Stampin’ Up! updated the Clearance Rack so you may find some new bargains there! Believe me, some of those products are going fast!

Lots of different embellishments, ribbons, papers, a few punches, washi tape, some dies and more!

You can add any Clearance Rack items to your regular order with any current Stampin’ Up! items or retiring items, so put it all together!

If you want to shop the Retiring Products, click HERE to check out the Online Store for availability!

Go enjoy the Stampin’ Up! bargains, up to 60% off, on the Clearance Rack today!

Eastern Colors and Design Coming in New Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Eastern Palace Suite Link to Video
A week from today, May 1st, you can get your hands on the Eastern colors and designs coming in the new Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up!  During the month of May, Stampin’ Up! will be offering two different suites of products that all coordinate to make beautiful cards and projects.  Click the video above (it will go to YouTube) to see a group of people gathering together to stamp with the new Eastern Palace Suite!  New In Colors, new ink pads, stamps, and more!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer

Click the flyer above to read the details!

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits themselves will help you make beautiful projects!

These Bundles will be available to customers May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017.  This will ease your waiting for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle is a little more for the beginning stamper and you receive the Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes FREE!

The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle has everything!   Besides the new stamp set, ink pads, designer paper, and stickers, it also comes with tassels and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies. For a FREE gift, you will receive the brand new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Envelopes.

Remember, these Bundles cannot be ordered until May 1st, but in the meantime, you can check out the Retiring Products List by Stampin’ Up! The easiest way to check if an item is still in stock is to look it up in my Online Store.  If it comes up, it is still available to purchase!

Watch the Stampin’ Up! video and enjoy dreaming about the Eastern colors and design coming in the new Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online 24/7!

 

Quick and Easy Easter Tiny Treat Box

Quick and Easy Easter Tiny Treat Box

Make a quick and easy Easter Tiny Treat Box for a little gift or a table favor or even a decoration in your home!  And you can eat the candy later!  The Stampin’ Up! Tiny Treat Boxes make this project so quick and easy. If you don’t have any “Easter grass” to put inside, just cut narrow strips of cardstock and moosh them up with your hands, unless you have the old Paper Crimper, which is what I used to get the crinkly effect.

My project was made super-quick because I already had extra Easter figures cut out while doing another project. I had already stamped and die cut the Easter bunny, carrot, chocolate bunny and little bunnies with the Basket Bunch Photopolymer Bundle. The Bundle includes the stamp set and matching framelits dies and is on the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List. Now the Bundle at $46.75  in the Occasions Catalog has always been the best deal if you wanted both the stamp set and the framelits, but now that the Retirement List is here, it looks to me like the best deal is to buy the Basket Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set on sale at $16.80 and the Basket Builder Framelits Dies on sale at $15.50.

This set can be used for other occasions, not just Easter, so don’t worry that you don’t have time to order and use it now!  There is always next year, but even now you can use bunnies for any happy occasion and certainly the basket and flowers. One day I made a baby card with the bunnies that had nothing to do with Easter.

The Retirement List was released yesterday so be sure to check it out early so as not to be disappointed if any products sell out early!

  • Retiring stamp sets will continue to be manufactured by Stampin’ Up! in Kanab, UT until May 22, then it will be while supplies last.
  • Some items on the Retirement List are discounted, but not all.
  • Bundles in any catalog are only priced as bundles with the 10% discount for the first year in the catalog, after that the items may be available separately.
  • Tools and accessories are available “while supplies last”.

Shop Stampin’ Up! for all the Retiring Products HERE!

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Bundles

Retiring Everything Else

Check out the Retirement List  in PDF or EXCEL.

The Stampin’ Up! Retirement List for 2017 Is Here!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products Banner 2017

It’s certainly sad to see some of these Stampin’ Up! products being retired, but it is fun to shop the retirement sale and to look forward to new products coming June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

Click HERE for the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List and Sale!

Click HERE to go shopping at the Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Remember, products are available “while supplies last”! However, since the stamp sets are manufactured by Stampin’ Up!, they will continue to manufacture all retiring stamps until May 22 and then they will be available “while supplies last”.

Be careful that you are not choosing one of the foreign language stamps unless that is what you want! With so many things to choose from, sometimes we choose the wrong number item!

More information later!  Just go enjoy the list and the shopping!

If you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you could be getting a peek at the new catalog online right now! Just buy the Starter Kit for $99 and choose $125 worth of product and you’ll be a Demo in minutes online!