From now through the end of March is Stampin’ Up!’s favorite promotion – Sale-A-Bration! During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 you purchase from Stampin’ Up! (no limit!) you may choose a FREE product in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. The free choices are highlighted with a pink hot air balloon beside them.
One of the stamp sets you may choose is the Any Occasions Stamp Set, a stamp set of little banners you can make for many occasions. You’ll find it on page 14 in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
Enjoy the Stampin’ Up! video above to see the ideas and tips for using this stamp set!
Need a Sale-A-Bration Brochure or the new Occasions Catalog? I have a few copies on hand right now. Just email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com with your contact information.
Time for the After-Christmas sales today – but don’t forget the Year-End Closeouts Sale at Stampin’ Up! Go ahead! Pick anything you want! You’ve worked hard to make Christmas good for everyone else, now it is your turn!
Want to know what will be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog? Be sure to get what you want before the last day, January 3, 2017.
The Tin of Tagswas one of the things that first caught my eye in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog because of the red tin! Essentially I bought the red tin and the tag kit came with it!! You can make 30 tags, 3 each of 10 designs! You do also need the Tin of Tags Stamp Set, unless you want to use other greetings you already have or even make some of the tags for other occasions. You get the embellishments, baker’s twine, and washi tape in the tag kit! And the best news, the Tin of Tags and the Tin of Tags Stamp Set are both discounted right now during the Stampin’ Up! Closeout! Don’t hesitate in case other people also think this is a great deal, now that we are getting close to “wrapping season”!
While you are ordering the Tin of Tags and stamp set, put the White Gift Boxes on your order as well! They are perfect for small gifts or treats but they are not teeny. They are 3″ x 3″ x 3″. You can decorate them so many different ways and for any occasion. Good to have on hand! For this gift box, I just made a belly band from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut each strip 2″ wide and matched the patterns (pretty well) on the sides since one obviously did not go all the way around. This paper is even on sale half-price!!! Gotta have it! I also tied the Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the middle.
Watch Donna Griffith at the Stampin’ Up! Home Office talk about the Tin of Tags in this video!
The Online Extravaganza is Stampin’ Up!’s version of all the Black Friday sales out there this weekend except it has been going on longer! And certainly more fun to buy Stampin’ Up! products on sale!! Be sure to check out all the choices from 10% to 40% off! This sale is ongoing today and tomorrow, Monday November 28 and then it comes to an end!
AND TOMORROW, November 28 is the 24-Hour Flash Sale! This second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
If you don’t already own the Big Shot Magnetic Platform, this would be the first thing I would order! I use mine almost everyday! Great for holding those metal framelits and thinlits in place over a stamped image! Otherwise, take advantage of the other great items, including the Bell Punch, which is not just for Christmas! Think of wedding cards and wedding bells!
**Because of the strong magnetic field, the Magnetic Platform may not be safe for pacemaker wearers, according to Stampin’ Up!
And there’s MORE!
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Besides the Online Extravaganza, don’t forget the Stitched From the Heart Stamp Sale! Although the number for the Stitched Shapes Framelitshas been turned off until Stampin’ Up! is re-supplied, all of these stamp sets are on sale 25% off! This sale continues through the last day of November, Wednesday November 30th. I picked up the Suite Seasons Stamp Set and have already used it a multitude of times. I already owned the Tin of Tags Stamp Set and the Oh, What Fun Stamp Set and have used those Christmas and other greetings a lot also! And no denying, the Christmas Pines Stamp Set makes beautiful cards and projects as well! What choices you have!!
In the midst of your Black Friday shopping, don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! version, the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza with items on sale such as a couple of things on my Sprinkles Punch Easy Holiday Card.
This is a super easy card to make! Just change the greeting and you can have a holiday card, a birthday card, a congratulations card, a new baby card, etc. I used a Whisper White card base with a Watermelon Wonder layer for color. On top of that, I added another Whisper White layer and then punched lots of In Color confetti with the Sprinkles Punch. The Sprinkles Punch is on sale through Monday, November 28, for 30% off! All it takes are some tiny drops of the Multipurpose Liquid Glueeither on the confetti piece or for the tiniest ones, just a tiny drop on the spot where you want to adhere the confetti. Then use a paper piercer to lightly stab the confetti to pick up and place over the glue!
On the last day, Nov. 28, there will be another Flash Sale!
And don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! November Stamp Sale ongoing!! (Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies will be unorderable at 10:00 AM Mountain Time today! Put yours on your order “Anyway” on backorder and you will get them sooner.)
ShopStampin’ Up! Online today so you don’t miss out on a product you really want! Just because it says “online” doesn’t mean I can’t help you with your order, so contact me if you’d like me to put it in for you.
Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza only happens once a year, so be sure to take advantage of it. For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, Stampin’ Up! will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion,featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!
• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
• Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
• You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
• Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
• There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
• Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
• Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
Paper Pumpkin kits and products on the future holiday catalog retiring list, except stamp sets, are only available while supplies last.
• All products that are while supplies last have been noted in the Online Extravaganza deals list.
AND DON’T FORGET THE ONGOING NOVEMBER STAMP SALE!
Remember, these stamps are on sale and available through the end of November. You can add them to your Online Extravaganza order! Remember, too, that the very popular Stitched Shapes Framelits Dieswill be unorderable starting Monday, right now are backordered. I think that if you ordered those before Monday you would receive them sooner than if you wait until they are orderable again. Either way, you won’t be able to combine the dies with an Online Extravaganza order.
Yesterday Stampin’ Up! announced a 25% off sale of select stamp sets that perhaps coordinate nicely with the newly introduced Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Here I used one of the stamp sets on sale, Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set, to make two easy Christmas cards! It’s that time of year! I don’t have the framelits yet, but I think they would add a nice touch to my greetings on my cards as a border.
Watch the Stampin’ Up! video below to see how to use the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies!
My Christmas cards were very easy to make. I decided to make a 4 1/4″ square card. Instead of cutting the cardstock in half horizontally as we usually do, cut the length to 8 1/2″, then cut in half vertically (well, if you start with a full sheet of cardstock, cut in half vertically and then trim each strip to 8 1/2″.) Score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half. I used a layer of the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stackas a background. The greetings on each card are stamped from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set. I die cut the squares with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies, but if you don’t have those, just cut your own squares. I also used the gold Metallic Enamel Shapesto add little accents on the one card.
The Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set of course coordinates with the cute Tin of Tags Project Kit.Such a fun and easy way to sit down for a little while and make 30 tags to use on your Christmas gifts! And you still have the cute red tin! I love red, so in my case, I bought the red tin and the kit just came with it!! But you can use the stamp set a million ways without the project kit, so don’t let that stop you.
Something brand new for November from Stampin’ Up! And a stamp sale!
Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Now you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get25% off coordinating stamp sets. These stamp sets bring out the beauty of the framelits.
WithStitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.
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 Adhesiveand 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 Gluewhich allows for a little bit of repositioning before it sets up.
So many great things to shop for at Stampin’ Up! Check out these World Card Making cardmaking essentials through October 5th, the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free Offer, the Holiday Catalog, the Clearance Rack and more! Just click HERE to shop Stampin’ Up! Online!
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!
Designer Paper: Buy Three, Get One Free!
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!
Details 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!
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!
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!
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”!
Wow! This is how to start off your day!! Tons of Stampin’ Up! products added to the Clearance Rack today!
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!