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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

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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!

Geometrical Halloween Pumpkin Card

Geometrical Halloween Pumpkin Card

Look at the cute Halloween pumpkin card I made on World Cardmaking Day using the Oval Framelits and surprisingly, the Geometrical Stamp Set. I didn’t even know what card I was going to make until I went to my shelf of stamp sets, and for some reason, the Geometrical Stamp Set jumped out at me and I got the idea to use the images to make a pumpkin face!  Now you might have other stamps with pumpkin face features in the set, but I don’t have a current one.  This whole moment reminded me of a teacher I worked with years ago who told me her mother always said, “If it speaks to you, you must buy it!” Of course that became my mantra for shopping, but in today’s case the Geometrical Stamp Set “spoke” to me and I used it!  I cut out three ovals with the Oval Framelits and sponged the edges.  I think that makes a big difference. I didn’t get my triangles exactly centered, but then no pumpkin needs to be perfect!

I used my Fringe Scissors to cut some narrow strips of Old Olive card stock for the vines, curled them up, and just hand cut a little stem.

I thought the card required a moon, so I used the 2″ Circle Punch (could have even used a larger one!) to punch a piece of Crushed Curry, sponged the edges, and stamped a little bat from Freaky Friends.  The greeting is from the stamp set Good Greetings.  Right now you can get that stamp set free with a $300 order of your own or hosting a $300 workshop with friends through the end of October.

As I mentioned, today is World Cardmaking Day! So take a few minutes today and make a card! Or make two of the same cards, keep one and ACTUALLY MAIL the other card to someone!  Think how special you will make their day to get a surprise handmade card in the mailbox!  Or make three cards, keep one and send two cards to two people as a surprise!  You know you have someone who needs a card! I often say that when you make one card, go ahead and make a couple more of the same card while you have the idea and the supplies out!

Don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale going on in honor of World Cardmaking Day 2014!  It ends on Monday so take inventory this weekend and see what you need!  It’s a great sale! When have you seen Stampin’ Up! ink pads on sale for 15% off??  And the Medium White Envelopes are the BEST!

Shop any time at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!  Or contact me and I’ll be happy to put your order in for you!

Take Inventory Today!

Stampin' Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale

Today and this weekend it’s time to take inventory of your stamping card stock and ink! See what you are low on or want to stock up on because Stampin’ Up! has a sale – but only until Monday, Oct. 6! Be sure to take a look at the Stamp, Stock & Save Sale going on now for just a few days! Save 15% on individual ink pads, assorted card stock families and Whisper White, Medium envelopes, and Fast Fuse Adhesive.  Save 20% on a few great stamp sets!

Really!! Go through your card stock and see what you don’t have.  If you don’t have all the colors, the assortment packs on sale might be perfect for you. Each color family has two sheets of each color. Individual colors are not on sale.  Go through your ink pads! Do you have all the colors?  Do you have all the colors in the new foam pads?  I was surprised to discover that I was missing more than I thought!  Envelopes!!!  Stampin’ Up! has the nicest envelopes ever!  Be sure to get some Medium Whisper White Envelopes for sure!  They just have an elegant feel.  Once you use Stampin’ Up! envelopes, there’s no going back!  With Christmas coming up, be sure to get envelopes! And if you haven’t already tried out the new Fast Fuse Adhesive, this is your chance at a 15% discount! Check out the select stamp sets on sale, too!

Click on the flyer below:

Stampin' Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale

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Go through your supplies today and place your order during the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Promotion!  It’s only through Monday, October 6, 2014 so don’t miss it!!

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For The Birds Easy Christmas Tag

For The Birds Easy Christmas Tag

On the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals this week, the cute and versatile stamp set For The Birds is on sale! It’s a great stamp set because the images are adorable and the sentiments cover lots of occasions.  You can even just cover the sentiment if you want to just use the image.

For The Birds Stamp Set Picture

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This set is great for “coloring in” with markers or blender pens or now with the new Blendabilities, if you use Memento Black Ink. But if you do not like coloring, you can just stamp the image in one color and make a monochromatic card. It will look fine!

Whisper White card stock works great with the new Blendabilities alcohol markers and it JUST SO HAPPENS to be on sale right now for just a few days during the Stamp, Stock, & Save Sale through October 6, 2014.  Ink pads, card stock, envelopes, and Fast Fuse adhesive are also on sale.  Be sure to check out the exact items on sale – also a few stamp sets.

This tag was made with the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch. I embellished it with a bit of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and a few Frosted Sequins adhered with the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for all the best in stamping, scrapbooking, and papercrafting products!

Deals & Steals From Stampin’ Up!

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World Card Making Day is October 4, 2014 and to celebrate, Stampin’ Up! is offering a ridiculous 15% off sale on certain products! From October 1-6, you will be able to purchase select ink paper, envelopes, and adhesive – all at a 15% discount!  Select stamps are 20% off! Check the flyer above!

Time to stock up, especially for the holidays!  How many envelopes do you need?  You know there is not another envelope like the Stampin’ Up! Whisper White ones! You can feel it when you get one in the mail!

Click the flyer above to read more clearly. Online orders must be placed by 11:50 pm MT on Monday, October 6. Get your order in tomorrow, October 1st, so you don’t forget and to avoid backorders hopefully!

Details:

  • Color families and Whisper White in the 8-1/2 X 11, along with Medium envelopes, will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive and refill component will be offered at a 15% discount
  • All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Limited offering in stamps will be available at a 20% discount

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals out today!  These deals are good September 30 – October 6.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Sept 30 2014

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Fun things on the deals this week!  Check them out!

Get any of these specials and other products at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE! Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

 

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

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Be sure to check out the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for today, September 23 through Monday, September 29.Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 23 2014

Also, check the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack and see if there is something new you haven’t noticed before.  They added some new things last week.

And some new specials coming in October!  Stay tuned! Sign up for my Mailing List!

You can shop any time at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Beautiful New Stamp Set “You’re Wonderful”

 

You're Wonderful Stamp Set

Surprise!  A beautiful new photopolymer stamp set for September from Stampin’ Up! this morning called “You’re Wonderful” #139158. You can read the story of the creation of this stamp set on the Stampin’ Up! Blog. Funny how the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit has actually led to the creation of new stamp sets as people discover their inner “designer” and creativity by carving their own stamp!

Here are some samples on the Stampin’ Up! blog using this lovely stamp set!

You're Wonderful Samples

And here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for September 9 – 15:

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 9 2014

For sure I would say if you do not own the 2″ Circle Punch you should put that on your list! And what stamper can be without Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!  Be sure you have the 2-Way Glue Pen as well – works great for adhering the glitter! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter has long been the “go-to” product when your card needs just a little something for pizzazz. Everything else is good, too, just choose what you like!

To shop for any and all of these items and MORE, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE And I’m always happy to put an order in for you if you prefer.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Sept 2, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 2 2014

Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of September 2 through September 8. If you haven’t tried the Stampin’ Up! clay, this might be your chance!  Get the molds and the reinkers to color the clay – or get the reinkers for your ink pads while they are discounted! And how timely is the Back To School Ensemble Digital Download? Whether you have little ones going off to school about now or you still have all those “first day of school” photos tucked away in boxes somewhere, you can make a photo book or scrapbook pages, digital or traditional, with this Back To School download. Use it with My Digital Studio or whatever design program you have on your computer. You CAN get a trial version of My Digital Studio to use for 30 days and try out. It’s the full software and has some content and you can purchase any downloads you would like to use with it. But my suggestion, for the low price of $19.95, just buy the software and go for it!  You get an amazing amount of art and content on that software! I suggest the digital download version of the software My Digital Studio is easy to learn just by playing with it, plus there are plenty of tutorials online from Stampin’ Up!

Check out all the Holiday Catalog products and more in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE!

If I missed sending you a Holiday Catalog or you are interested in Stampin’ Up! products and don’t have a Demonstrator, just email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com and I’ll get one out to you.  The best way to enjoy the Holiday Catalog is to hold it in your hands! But you can also see it online HERE.

Last Day of August! Last Day of Big Shot & Bundles Promo!

Big Shot Promo

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If you have been wishing for a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, you shouldn’t pass up this offer! Buy a Big Shot and choose one of these Bundles FREE!  Then buy more if you like at a 15% discount! You will really want the Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle for the holiday season, if you would like a suggestion!

Remember, if your order reaches $150, you get Hostess Rewards and get to shop with $25 in Hostess Dollars! Don’t get close and then miss out!

Shop HERE at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! Just because it is a holiday weekend, doesn’t mean you can’t buy that Big Shot you’ve been wanting!

You will be so happy to own a Big Shot! And getting a Free Bundle is a good way to get started!

Don’t Forget! It’s a Busy Week!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals — Last Day! — Order Before Midnight!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 19 2014

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Become a Member of Stampin’ Up! Great Deal on the Starter Kit!

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Want to be a part of Stampin’ Up! and start your own business? You become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by purchasing the Starter Kit! The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is only $99 and you get to choose $150 worth of products, only until August 28 this week! Normally you get to choose $125 in product so you will get $25 extra if you sign up by August 28.  It’s quick to do online; you’ll be a demonstrator in minutes!  Choose your own products or click on suggestions from Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the perks of being a Demonstrator – a discount when you order, income when you sell to others, early preview of new products and catalogs, and more. Set your own goals and run your stamping business in a way that works for you.

Click HERE for more information and a video and then email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you have questions.

Big Shot & Bundles Deal Ending August 31st!

Big Shot & Bundles Stampin' Up! Promo

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Don’t miss out if you don’t own a Big Shot!  Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle Free!  And then buy more Bundles if you like for a 15% discount! I use my Big Shot all the time, don’t know what I did without one! You’ll enjoy having one, too!  Buy a Big Shot, get a Bundle FREE, purchase another Bundle or other accessories to reach $150, then choose $25 in free product with Hostess Dollars!

For everything you need in stamping supplies, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Join Stampin’ Up!

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It may be “Short & Sweet”, but you will love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for a long time! Any day is a good day to sign up with Stampin’ Up!, but this short time, until Thursday, August 28, is your golden opportunity!  To become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and start your own business, all it takes is purchasing the Starter Kit for only $99. Normally, for that $99 you will choose $125 in products, which is a good deal in itself!  But this week, until August 28th, for that $99 you will choose $150 in products! You will also receive a business supply pack valued at $65.

Stampin’ Up! offers loads of resources to get you started with your business and I have over ten years experience as a demonstrator as well to help you. You don’t even have to be “creative” to run a profitable stamping business. Where else can you start your own business for only $99 and have so many options in how you want to go about it? Whether you just need a little extra cash or have a bigger goal in mind, there are opportunities for everyone in Stampin’ Up!

I suggest clicking the link below, visit the Stampin’ Up! website and click all the links to find out as much as you can.  Then email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com with any questions you may have or if you want more information.

It only takes minutes to join online, and Stampin’ Up! will email you a password to enter the Demonstrator website where you will find all kinds of training and ideas and information!

Click HERE for information on JOINING STAMPIN’ UP!

Another Great Year Happy Birthday Card

Another Great Year Happy Birthday Card

Just had to share a beautiful handmade birthday card I received last week in St. Louis from my friend Jan using the stamp set Another Great Year. I almost always forget this stamp set is retired – I really like it and it seems like it should be current! She used some pieces of Back To Black Designer Series Paper on each side, non-SU baker’s twine around the top and glitter and glimmer for bling on the cupcakes. The main image is embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The little heart at the bottom is punched out with the word “friend” stamped on a paper behind it. Also, I love how she decorated the envelope with some stamping and coloring! We always say you shouldn’t send a naked envelope,although I have to admit sometimes I don’t take that extra second to do it or maybe  I don’t think about it until the card is sealed in the envelope and sometimes that makes it too bulky to stamp on it and have the image come out clearly. Such a happy card, I think! Maybe you already own the stamp set or you can get an idea with some other current set we have.

Don’t forget:  Last day for Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for August 12-18

Weekly Deal Aug 12

If you don’t already own a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, now is the time to get one with the August Big Shot & Bundles Offer. Buy a Big Shot and choose one of the select bundles free!  And with this week’s Weekly Deals, you can purchase several items at a discount for the Big Shot and you’ll have lots to work with! Be sure to take advantage of it before you run out of time.  Offer ends August 31.

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August My Digital Studio Downloads! Check Them Out!

My Digital Studio Downloads Aug 2014

Check out these new digital downloads for My Digital Studio! You might notice you can get the Love Story Digital Project Life Cards and print out as many as you need! Instead of weekly, new downloads will come out monthly.

Today is the last day for Weekly Deals!  Great day to buy some ink pads!!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 5

Click on the link above or the photo for more information about the products. Let me know if you have any questions!

And of course, don’t forget about the Big Shot & Bundles opportunity!  Buy a Big Shot, choose a free Bundle. Or if you have a Big Shot, purchase a Bundle (or more than one!) for 15% off. Check the Bundles and prices HERE in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Big Shot Bundle Promo Ad

Texas Sales Tax Holiday – Buy Your School Supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Texas Flag

I’m glad the Texas state flag is easy to make with just red, white, and blue and a white star! Starting today, August 8, the Texas Sales Tax holiday will be in effect through August 10 to help parents save a few pennies with all the before-school-starts purchases! And when you are buying a lot of things, those 8 pennies on every dollar do add up.

To save a few shopping minutes, there are some items you can order directly from Stampin’ Up! that count as school supplies, as long as each item is priced under $100. You can spend more than $100 total but any item (like the full set of markers in a case) that costs more than $100 would not be eligible. You don’t have to have children in school in order to take advantage of the school supplies! Stock up on general items like adhesives, scissors, markers and pens while you can save a little bit of money, if you live in Texas! Even if you don’t have children in school, you never know. Some night your neighbor may call and ask if you have any glue for her child’s science fair project or report she just found out about!

Stampin’ Up! sent out a letter to Texas demonstrators to pass on to their customers:

“The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $100 per item from August 8-10. States typically define School Supply as “any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free. Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city and special jurisdiction taxes.”

The following items are tax-exempt during the Texas sales tax holiday:

·         2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
·         Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
·         Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
·         Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
·         Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
·         Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
·         Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
·         Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
·         Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
·         Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
·         Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
·         Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
·         Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
·         Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
·         Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
·         Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
·         Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
·         2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
·         2014-2016 In Colors Stampin’ Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95
·       · Project Life Journaling Pens  (item 135304)  $4.95
·         Stampin” Dazzle markers gold and silver (item 133634 & 128978) $3.50 ea
·         White Stampin’ Chalk Marker  (Item 132133)  $3.50
·         Blendabilities Markers (Item all)  $11.95 ea
·         Blendabilities Skin Tone Assortment Markers (item 129370) $22.95
·         Fringe Scissors (133325),  $9.95

Note that the Blendabilities Markers are listed! Lots of good, basic supplies in this list that you will use all the time.

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store this weekend during the Texas Sales Tax Holiday!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals & Sales Tax Holiday Coming Up!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal August 5Weekly Deal Aug 5Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of August 5th through next Monday, August 11.  When you are on the store page be sure to click to page 2 to see the Wisteria ribbon.

Just a reminder:  The Texas Sales Tax Holiday, in preparation for Back to School, will be August 8-10, which is this weekend! You might not think that has anything to do with Stampin’ Up!, but it does! If you live in Texas, you can order certain items that can be used as school supplies, you can purchase them tax free! These are generally items like adhesives, scissors, markers, and pens. It includes the new Blendabilities markers so this is your chance to save a few pennies (that do add up!) on the new alcohol markers! Other states have different dates and may have different items.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Texas sales tax holiday:

·         2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
·         Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
·         Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
·         Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
·         Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
·         Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
·         Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
·         Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
·         Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
·         Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
·         Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
·         Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
·         Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
·         Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
·         Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
·         Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
·         Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
·         2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
·         2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
·         2014-2016 In Colors Stampin’ Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95
·         Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034) $28.95
·         Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034,131259,131263,131262,131261) $28.95
·         Project Life Journaling Pens  (item 135304)  $4.95
·         Stampin” Dazzle markers gold and silver (item 133634 & 128978) $3.50 ea
·         White Stampin’ Chalk Marker  (Item 132133)  $3.50
·         Blendabilities Markers (Item all)  $11.95 ea
·         Blendabilities Skin Tone Assortment Markers (item 129370) $22.95
·         Paper Snips/Scissors, Fringe Scissors $9.95

To do your shopping, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Flower Fair Framelits and the Big Shot

Flower Patch Flower Fair Birthday Card

The Flower Patch Stamp Set makes beautiful flowers on a birthday card, but would you like to cut them all out after you stamped them, or would you rather use the Big Shot and the Flower Fair Framelits Dies? You could cut them with Paper Snips but it’s easier to use the Big Shot!

The background of the Crumb Cake card base is stamped with the stripe from the Work of Art Stamp Set. The Birthday greeting is from the Four You stamp setone that I love for greetings!

I really liked adding the sequins on the card from the In Color Sequin Assortment. Those three were just enough, though. I had planned to put some on the birthday greeting too. You have to know when to stop!

If you don’t own a Big Shot, you want to consider the August Big Shot special from Stampin’ Up!  Purchase a Big Shot and choose a select bundle free!  If you already own a Big Shot, choose any of the bundles at a 15% discount. Everyone who has a Big Shot loves it and uses it a lot.

If you are not familiar with a Big Shot, watch this Stampin’ Up! video! I had chosen a little notebook cover in the catalog on page 155 to copy as a card. When I watched this video again, well, check out the last project she shows you!  My ESP has been working overtime lately! Yes, I had seen this video before, but really was not thinking about it when I chose the design for the card!  Must have been buried in my subconscious!!

Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and order your Big Shot and choose your free bundle! You’ll be glad you did!

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal July 29 2014

Weekly Deal July 29 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal July 29 2014 Washi Tape

Here they are!  The new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of July 29 – August 4. I think if I didn’t already own these items, the things that would jump out the most for me would be the Cupcake Builder Punch and the Gift Bow Die, as well as the 1/2″ Circle Punch and for sure the Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape! (Plus maybe the Pool Party Embossing Powder and oh, of course the Brights Designer Buttons!). Who can pass up a bargain?!

Be sure to click to page 2 if you are looking at the Weekly Deals in my store or you will miss the Washi Tape!

Even though the Cupcake Builder Punch has been around for awhile, I have been getting lots of use out of it with the new Cupcake Party stamp setYou might want to check out that stamp set, in either clear- or wood-mount. It’s on page 58 in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog with lots of cute examples on the page.

If you don’t own a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine yet, just hang on a few more days until August! Then you might want to go ahead and order the Gift Bow Die and the Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die.

It’s time to go shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! What Weekly Deals will you choose?

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin: New Subscriber 50% Off Special!

Paper Pumpkin 50% Off Special

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What is Paper Pumpkin anyway?

“I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started!

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by clicking THIS LINK and then click JOIN. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on August 10, we’ll send your kit around August 15. If you sign up on August 11, we’ll send your first kit around September 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!). There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

New Subscribers:  There is a special for you from now until September 10th! Enter the code HALFOFF2 and get the first two months at 50% off!

Stampin’ Up! continues to improve these kits!  There is a lot more “stuff” in each month’s box. You will often have extra left over to make even more projects of some kind. Follow the directions or dip your toe in the creative pool and see what you come up with yourself!

Sign up TODAY for Paper Pumpkin, the monthly papercrafting kit that comes to you in the mail, so the August Kit can be mailed to you mid-August! With the holidays coming up, the kits will come in handy perhaps as an easy way to make a gift for someone or some holiday item for you to have. You can subscribe for more than one kit, and you can change that quantity every month.  Just do it before the 10th of any month to make any changes in your subscription.

 

 

Back to Black Designer Paper Colored with Blendabilities

Back to Black DSP Black and WhiteWhat if you take this Back to Black Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! and color all the white images on the paper with Blendabilities alcohol markers?

Back to Black DSP Colored with Blendabilities

You get this! Since the background is black, it doesn’t matter if you color outside the lines! I even used two colors on some leaves or used the Color Lifter just to add some different shades of green. I love the feel of coloring with the Blendabilities! All of the Blendabilities colors (so far!) will be available to order August 1.

Back to Black DSP back

What if you turn the designer paper over to apply Liquid Multipurpose Glue (in the green bottle) and see the other side since the color soaks through from the Blendabilities Markers and think “Wow! Even the wrong side looks kind of cool with the color showing through!”?

Back to Black Blendabilities Colored DSP CardAnd then what if you adhere the colored piece of Back to Black Designer Series Paper to a card base and layer and start adding some other elements to make a card? What if you cut off a tiny scrap strip of another pattern of the designer paper and adhered it to a strip punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch for a little accent piece? What if you looked through stamp sets and found this greeting from the Yippee Skippee Stamp Set and then by chance pulled out an already punched piece of Melon Mambo in a tag shape with the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch and made a tag for the focal point of the card? The little flowers are punched from the Boho Blossom Punch and the flower punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch PackThe small leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch. I added some Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon to the tag and of course, a bit of bling with a Rhinestone and Candy Dots!

To purchase this Back to Black Designer Series Paper and two other packs so that you can get 1 pack FREE during July, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!