Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale going on now through the entire month of October! Buy 3 of these designer papers and get one FREE!
Check out the selection below!
Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale going on now through the entire month of October! Buy 3 of these designer papers and get one FREE!
Check out the selection below!
Stampin’ Up! has special offers for you to celebrate World Card Making Day except the specials last through Wednesday, October 5th! One of the deals is to buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive and get a refill FREE (a $7.50 value!)! Fast Fuse works great where you want a strong hold, like making a box yourself!
When Stampin’ Up! first came out with Fast Fuse a few years ago, I did not have much luck with it, admittedly! I probably ruined a few rolls of adhesive before I got the hang of it, and even then, I didn’t always have the hang of it! If it worked for me, it was probably just luck. But then I watched some videos online and kept playing with it, and now I can say I really like Fast Fuse! I probably even use it more than I use SNAIL Adhesive. So if you have had the same experience and written off Fast Fuse, I would urge you to watch these videos below and see if you can pick up some tips you may have forgotten or never knew about how to use Fast Fuse.
This first video shows the basics of using Fast Fuse and how to fix it if the adhesive has “snapped back” from not breaking at the end of your adhesive line. She says to not open the case! Even now I sometimes have to roll that little applicator to get the adhesive back in place or pick off the gooby stuff aroun the opening on the case. But otherwise, it works fine and these things are an easy fix.
This second video is Donna Griffith from the Home Office showing how to make a box out of cardstock, which is a great video anyway, but later in the video she also gives tips about using Fast Fuse. If you only want to see that part, skip to about 6:40 in the video. (But I think watching how she makes this cute box is well worth your time and enjoyment!)
Donna suggests not putting your finger on the top of the Fast Fuse case like we are used to doing with SNAIL. I’m not positive that you can’t use it with your finger on top, but use a light pressure. I have been trying to remember to NOT put my finger on the top like Donna suggests. Just try it and see what you think. It was good for me to find that first video above again and listen to how this adhesive really works, even if you have been using Fast Fuse. It’s a good review. I think Fast Fuse works well when you want a really good “stick”. But since it does stick so well, there’s no playing around when adhering your two things. If you need a little time to move one layer or image around to get it just right, then you might prefer the Multipurpose Liquid Glue which allows for a little bit of repositioning before it sets up.
Here are all the other #WCMD Special Offers from Stampin’ Up!
Today is World Card Making Day so celebrate with Stampin’ Up! and choose a few things discounted for the occasion!
Check out the In Color cardstock!
And you might like the In Color Envelope Paper to make your own envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board to match your beautiful cards!
Here is a video about the Envelope Punch Board! You can make more things than envelopes, too!
And the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit is on sale! If you need lots of cards, get this kit, enjoy making the cards, and you will be set for awhile! And we should all be sending more cards!
And last but not least – Buy one Fast Fuse Adhesive and get a refill free (a $7.50 value)!
It’s almost October so here is a sneak peek of an amazing Designer Paper Sale for you in October! Imagine the cards and projects you can make with this beautiful paper!
October 1 through 31 , you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalog and the recently released holiday catalog (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks).
Remember, not every paper is included in the sale or redemption! Details below! But you can click on the photos below of each paper for more information and better views. Remember, it always looks even better in person than it does in the catalogs!
Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
• There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion.
• Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
• Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion.
• Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.
Remember, this sale begins October 1st and lasts all of October! But if I were you, I would order my favorite papers as early as you can to get them in your hands to use and to avoid any delay with backorders or anything! Just my two cents!
Don’t forget adhesives and whatever else you need to stock up on!
World Card Making Day is coming Saturday, October 1, 2016! Let’s all make and send AT LEAST one card to someone to brighten their day. Don’t we all love to get real mail in our mailbox rather than all this junk mail that isn’t even worth the trip to get the mail?!
To celebrate #WCMD, Stampin’ Up! will be offering these specials beginning October 1 through October 5. Be sure to check them out in the chart above! The products are pictured below but do not reflect the discounted price YET because the sale does not start until Saturday!
Let me know if you have any questions! Start making some cards or getting ideas for cards today to mail on World Card Making Day on Saturday!
If your weather is like ours is in Houston, it is so stinkin’ hot and humid outside that it is best to just stay inside in the air-conditioning and shop the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack! What is more fun than Stampin’ Up! products up to 60% off?! Some have already sold out, but there is still plenty left to have fun with!
Know someone who gives lots of gifts? Or do you? Pick up every ribbon on the Clearance Rack and give that as a gift! Packaged nicely, of course!
Every ribbon for $3.00 or less on the Clearance Rack! And the Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon is one of my favorites!!
Also add these items to help in gift-wrapping or gift-giving!
Good old Stampin’ Up! Glue Sticks!!! I always particularly liked these if I was wrapping designer paper around a can or tin or box. They have a square shape so good for getting into the corners! Pick up some for your kids to have for school projects!
If you live somewhere that isn’t going to be 95 degrees today with enough humidity to make you sweat like a pig just walking outside to get the newspaper, then count yourself very lucky! And check out the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack before things you wanted are gone!
Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Special Offers good today, September 15-21. This is the last group of Special Offers for now so check them out!
There are a few other versions available in French, too.
Whether you are doing any Project Life memory-keeping with the cards and accessory packs, they are just so cute and fun to own! You can use them to make cards or even framed art and other projects!
The Hello Lovely cards are ESPECIALLY beautiful! You should get these just to have and maybe sometime in the future you will try Project Life memory-keeping or other papercrafting projects!!
You can see these cards and the Hello Lovely Accessory Pack on this video and see how you can use them in the pocket pages for scrapbooking or memory-keeping, or the new way Pam Morgan from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office uses these products as “mail art”!
RUN, don’t walk to check them out and don’t hesitate to order if you see things you want! Products only available while supplies last. Lots of ribbon! Designer Papers! The Black Spider Web Doilies from last year! Punches! Lots of things!
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog comes out tomorrow! And it’s only a day away!! If you have been excitedly flipping the pages waiting for September 1st to arrive, the day is finally just about here!
2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SALES PERIOD begins at 2:00 AM (MT) September 1st and runs through January 3, 2017.
Online Ordering will be down from midnight until 2:00 AM (MT) on September 1 while Stampin’ Up! transitions the system to the holiday catalog. During this time, no orders can be placed in Online Ordering. You can order products from the catalog starting at 2:00 AM (MT) on September 1.
Please be patient if you experience any computer glitches or slow website, etc. It has happened, maybe all will be fine tomorrow! But from the excitement I’ve heard about this catalog, there could be a lot of ordering going on tomorrow! Please don’t wait to order the things you really want so you get your products right away without dealing with any possible backorders!
And here are a few things you might want to ADD to your order! These Special Offers have taken the place of the old Weekly Deals. Just a few things with a 25% discount. I LOVE the enamel shapes, by the way! There will be two more weeks of new products after this week.
When Stampin’ Up! introduced the limited-time Thoughtful Branches Bundle on August 1, they said it would be available through August 31 or while supplies last. Well, happy day—there is still inventory available! Stampin’ Up! will continue to make the Thoughtful Branches Bundle available while they have supplies; once the inventory is depleted, this exclusive bundle will no longer be available, nor will it be offered in future publications.
The Thoughtful Branches Bundle, as well as the individual stamp set and dies, will all only be available while supplies last and will not be featured in any future publication.
So if you have put off ordering this bundle or whichever piece of it you want, add it to your Holiday Catalog order right away just to be sure you get your set. You really can make many beautiful samples and for all seasons and occasions so you will get a lot of use out of this Bundle.
Reminder: Tomorrow is the last day to use your Bonus Coupons from July!
Get a good night’s sleep so you will have plenty of energy tomorrow to place your Holiday Catalog order! The Online Catalog will be available tomorrow. I will link to it as soon as I can. If you do not have a hard copy of the Holiday Catalog, let me know and I will send you one. If you already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that you are currently working with, please ask them about a catalog. If you are new to Stampin’ Up! I would be happy to be your Demonstrator!
Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com. You’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
The Fine Print:
I opened the Stampin’ Up! Catalog for inspiration and BOOM! This easy Watercolor Words Just For You Card was on the first page I opened! It even says “Quick & Easy” on the sample! I did change it a bit from the card I saw on page 135 but that’s fine! Lots of times I think I am going to copy and I end up doing something either slightly or a lot different! I think we should all remember more often the wealth of inspiration and ideas in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog! What a resource!
I have always loved the Watercolor Words Stamp Set that came out last year I believe. It’s just so versatile and easy to use. This card is photographed on a piece of Melon Mambo card stock but the card itself is just a Whisper White Thick Cardstock card base. The regular Whisper White is okay for a card base but the Thick Cardstock is better. You should have a package in your stash! Then I just stamped the flower and leaves and greeting, added a strip of washi tape down the side and tied on some White Baker’s Twine. So fun and easy! And for a little pizzazz I added three Rhinestone Jewels.
Since the sample in the catalog had the greeting stamped OVER the flower, I inked up the flower and leaves and stamped them “off” on a piece of scrap paper, THEN stamped onto the card. This gives a lighter image without using lighter colors of ink. I used Melon Mambo ink for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. I liked the flower and leaves as they were and decided to stamp the greeting below the flower since I had plenty of room. I wanted to use my Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, that determined the color ink I would use on the flower.?!
If you have this stamp set (or really any flower stamp set and greeting) I suggest you make a few simple cards like this right away and have them on hand! Once you start you will probably change up your design a little bit or perhaps add a little more embellishment to your card or who knows?! At any moment in time you might feel a different creative mood!
Remember, Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days are coming to a quick end! Today, tomorrow and Sunday!
(You must have an email address and you must not lose your coupon code because Stampin’ Up! will not be able to resend to you.)
I don’t know about where you live, but here in Houston it is too hot to do anything outside, or do much of anything at all, so you might as well turn on the a/c and sit and stamp this weekend!!
Stampin’ Up! has a fun, new promotion this month! It’s called “Bonus Days” and runs beginning from July 7 – July 31. With every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products in July, you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in August!
You must have an email to receive the special coupon codes. Once you receive it, be sure to save the email and write down the codes so they don’t get lost. Stampin’ Up! will not resend coupon codes. Redeem the coupon codes in August!
Nice to get a bonus on what you spend, isn’t it??!
Be sure your email is correct in your account so you will receive your coupon code!
Just wait one day and then have fun shopping!!
Here is a rare sneak peek from the upcoming June Paper Pumpkin Kit, shipping out mid-June! Read below about the special FLASH SALE going on right now! Today is the last day! Order your Paper Pumpkin Kit before 11:50 pm Mountain Time tonight!! It’s only $5! Don’t miss it!! Use the promo code: ONEDAYDEAL Join Paper Pumpkin today!
It’s a One Day Deal for Paper Pumpkin! The special offer started last night but it runs all day today until 11:50 pm Mountain Time!
What is Paper Pumpkin anyway??! It’s a complete kit to make a papercrafting project of some kind! It’s almost always a surprise and could be cards, home decor, a calendar, holiday items, a mini album, etc. Every once in awhile there is a sneak peek!
In your first kit you will receive a clear acrylic block on which to mount your stamps. Every Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a set of exclusive stamps, an ink spot, and all the paper, pieces and embellishments to make the project, already die cut and ready to go! Instructions are included plus a link to a Stampin’ Up! video. Anyone can make the project, newbie or experienced stamper.
I’ve been saying Paper Pumpkin is the fun monthly subscription papercrafting kit that comes to you in the mail and encouraging you to try it out! BUT NOT TODAY!! Nope! Not today! Don’t do it!! What’s the deal??!!!
On Thursday, June 9th at 5:00 PM (MT) 6:00 PM (Central Time), you can join Paper Pumpkin for only $5 using the Promo Code: ONEDAYDEAL.
Tomorrow, at the appointed time (or from then until June 10th at 11:50 PM (MT), just click this link below to join Paper Pumpkin and get the June kit for only $5 (plus tax)!
The special price includes shipping and your whole Paper Pumpkin kit! A Paper Pumpkin includes a stamp set, an ink spot, instructions, and all the materials for the project. You MAY need some scissors and possibly some glue or adhesive, but often what you need is included in the kit. For your first kit, you will receive a clear block on which to mount your stamp.
Listen to Carrie Cudney from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office tell you about the offer!
Be ready! On Thursday, June 9 click the link and JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN! It is CERTAINLY worth the $5 to try it out, and if it is not for you, just cancel before the next month.
Email me if you have any questions! Karen@KarenStamps.com
(Promo runs until Friday, June 10th at 11:50 pm Mountain Time)
Today is the last day of May and the last day for the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog! Can you believe it?! My how I loved that tin on the front of the catalog that went with the Tin of Cards Kit!
Today is also the last day for the beautiful Occasions Catalog 2016! Fortunately, a lot of the products you will see in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, but not all, so check it out one more time!
Online Ordering will be down from midnight until 3:00 AM (MT) on June 1 while we transition the system to the 2016-2017 annual catalog. During this time, no orders can be placed in Online Ordering. Customers can order products from the catalog starting at 3:00 AM (MT) on June 1. So if you can’t sleep and try to order in the middle of the night, the website might be down for the transition!!
As I always say on big days like this, be prepared for glitches such as a slow website. Just keep trying because you will eventually get in. Lots of people will be very excited about the new catalog and trying to order right away! And maybe there won’t be any problems!
As excited as you may be about the new catalog, just take a few minutes (or hours!) and check the retiring list and see if there is anything you want before it is gone. Last chance for Bundles 15% off!
Then get ready for Wednesday, June 1st!! New Catalog Day!!! Woohoo!
You’ve been hearing about it for awhile but now we are coming down to the wire! One week from today, May 31st, will be the last day to order retiring products from this current Stampin’ Up! catalog! Can you believe how fast this month has flown by??
The Occasions Catalog is also ending on May 31st. A lot of the products are carrying over into the new catalog, but not all, so be sure you have everything you want out of this catalog!
Click either of the images above to view the catalogs!
Here is the Retiring Products list! Remember, items are only available while supplies last including stamps, now that we are past May 22. If you can’t find it in the online store then maybe it isn’t available. Be sure you search by item number if you can’t find it by name or category.
Online Ordering will be down from midnight until 3:00 AM (MT) on June 1st while Stampin’ Up! transitions the system to the 2016-17 annual catalog. During this time, no orders can be placed in Online Ordering. You can order products from the new catalog starting at 3:00 AM (MT) on June 1st. (In case you can’t sleep and want to be putting in your order in the middle of the night or very early morning!!!) You can imagine, with all the excitement over a new catalog there can be glitches in the computer system, slow load times due to heavy traffic, and any other kinds of hiccups. Just come back and try again. Do not try to put in your new order the night before – actually you wouldn’t even be able to enter the new product numbers – but any time there is a special, if you enter items before the special, when the offer or catalog goes live, you just have to do it over again for the computer to register the new items.
Let me know in the meantime if you have any questions or need any assistance.
JUNE SPECIAL: For the month of June, hosts can get $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards when you host a stamping event with $350 or more in sales. This can be your own gigantic order or get some stamping friends together! Let me know if you have a group of friends you want to tie together in a workshop order and I can give you a Hostess Code so that each can order but you can get credit as the Hostess. That’s more money you can use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products you’ll want to bring home. Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time for potential recruits to start their business for less.
JUNE SPECIAL FOR NEW RECRUITS: Just announced today, new recruits to Stampin’ Up! in June, if you would like to start your own stamping business, will be able to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS in your Starter Kit (excluding Bundles and Kits). Depending on what stamp sets you choose, this could have a value as high as $104! The Starter Kit is what you purchase to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! You can sign up Online HERE (offer begins June 1) and have your Demonstrator number in minutes! From that moment on, you are entitled to the Demonstrator discount and perks and can start making plans for starting your business in whatever manner you choose. If you prefer, you can fill out the forms and mail them in. (That’s how we used to do it!) The Starter Kit is $99 but you choose $125 worth of product to go in it! In addition, you get $50 in business supplies to help you get started! This FREE STAMPS offer is good June 1 -30.
To find out about joining Stampin’ Up!, just click HERE.
Just to tell you what is possible with Stampin’ Up! if you choose to do the work, the Demonstrators who earned it are on the Stampin’ Up! cruise to the Mediterranean this week! It takes work but is not impossible! Even if you just join for the discount, you may discover that you want to accomplish more!
One more week for the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products list so be sure to check it out!
What could be as exciting as getting the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog in June? Maybe getting extra hostess rewards with your order?!! During the month of June, Stampin’ Up! will offer hosts with a $350 or more event (or your own order!) an EXTRA $35 in Stampin’ Rewards! Stampin’ Rewards can even be used on Starter Kits if you wish to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and start your own business.
If you would like to have some friends get together and have a stamping party or class, let me know and we can plan something. Or do what some of my customers do out-of-town, get some friends to stamp together for fun, and gather orders together along with your own. I can give you a Hostess Code to use if you want to tie several individual orders together and get credit toward your hostess total, whether or not you reach the $350. As long as you have an order total of $150, you qualify for 10% in Hostess Rewards.
For a new catalog sneak peek and for your viewing pleasure, please watch this Stampin’ Up! video about the upcoming Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit (#1424390) page 159 in the new catalog.
In the meantime, you can shop at Stampin’ Up! Online while you wait for the new catalog to begin on June 1, 2016!
We are in the midst of the Stampin’ Up! transition to the new catalog with the Retiring Products List and two of the retiring products on the list are on this Blended Bloom Shimmery Thank You Card. The Retiring List is a list of products going away by May 31st (if not sooner) in order to make room for the exciting new products and stamp sets in the new Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 catalog coming out June 1, 2016.
This beautiful stamp, Blended Bloom Wood-Mount Stamp Set, is a single wood-mount stamp. If you are in to the adult coloring craze, this is a good stamp for coloring! You can stamp it as many times as you like without having to buy an expensive coloring book! This stamp is discounted by a few dollars on the Retiring List, so check it out!
I stamped this beautiful flower on Shimmery White Card Stock with Stazon Ink. Shimmery White paper holds up to watercoloring pretty well, better than Whisper White, although Watercolor Paper still is the best. But I love the shimmer on the Shimmery White Paper. I think you can see it a little bit in the photo above. I used my Aqua Painter and ink refills to color in the flower, then cut it out with Paper Snips.
The card base is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (as is the main color of ink on the flower) with a Shimmery White layer. I wrapped a piece of White 1 1/4″ Jute Ribbon around the left side of the card using Fast Fuse to adhere the end and also to adhere it along the front of the card, but not all the way over to the right. Then I tied on some Linen Thread around the Jute and trimmed the end with my Craft Scissors (they are sold out!). Then I adhered the Blended Bloom flower using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The greeting is from the Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set. This stamp set is a great one to have, lots of great greetings plus a few little cutesy stamps that I have often used for just an extra little something on a project. I would also recommend you take a look at the Tin of Cards Project Kit because it is discounted right now and on the Retiring List! A great price and lots of crafting fun to make 16 cards!
Grab the Blended Bloom Stamp while you can and check out the other products used on the Blended Bloom Shimmery Thank You Card. Just change the greeting, of course, to make it a card for any occasion.
Yesterday the Stampin’ Up! list of Retiring Products came out. Wow! I was quite surprised at a lot of them, but we’ll see! Stampin’ Up! doesn’t usually leave us hanging so I think whatever we are missing will be replaced with something better and nicer for us! Really, I haven’t taken it all in yet. I did mark my catalog last night, using a Sharpie to mark the retiring products. Now I’ll have to go back through and take stock in my mind what all the things were!
(for your sorting pleasure!)
I hope you received my special newsletter yesterday with the list. If you didn’t, check your Spam folder just in case it went in there. If you are reading this and aren’t on my Mailing List, go ahead and sign up in the box and you will be good to go for receiving all the latest news on this catalog transition from the retiring catalog to the brand new catalog coming June 1st! Make sure you “Confirm” your email subscription after you initially fill out the form. You will get an email with a link you need to click to make it all official. Some people never do this little step and miss out! It’s a pretty standard practice with emails to make sure we have your permission.
As you can imagine, every excited stamper was on the Stampin’ Up! website trying to shop and get information as soon as the list came out yesterday so there were a lot of website problems, crashes and slowdowns. If you had any problems, try again today or tomorrow. Frustrating for sure, but it shows how much everyone loves Stampin’ Up! products!
Things to Remember: