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Stampin’ Up! Retiring List and Year-End Closeout Sale

Stampin' Up! Closeout Sale Banner 2016

Today begins the Stampin’ Up! year-end closeout!  Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.

SHOP HERE FOR YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS!

Click HERE for the Retiring List

The Retiring List will be updated daily with what is no longer available. You will see an “X” in the “Available” column.

  • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning
    January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. Retiring items will only be available while supplies last.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.

JUST GO SHOP!  See what you can pick up at a discount from the Stampin’ Up! Closeout Sale!  CLICK HERE!

It’s Cyber Monday! 24-Hour Flash Sale at Stampin’ Up! & Last Day Online Extravaganza!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 Shop with Karen

It’s Cyber Monday, and today is the LAST DAY of the Online Extravaganza by Stampin’ Up! Take advantage of the 24-Hour Flash Sale during this last day!

Online Extravaganza Flash Sale Nov. 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Exravaganza 2016 Flash Sale Nov 28

Here are all the other sale items available, from 10% to 40% off!  Today is the last day!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016

Download the whole Online Extravaganza list HERE!

You can add any other Stampin’ Up! products to your order as well!

Online Extravaganza ends at 11:50 pm MT on November 28, 2016.

Don’t forget the Stitched From the Heart Sale on stamp sets.  This sale ends November 30.

Order directly from my Online Store Here!  Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like me to put an order in for you. Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com.

 

Stampin’ Up! Specials & Sales! Don’t Miss Any!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016

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!

Go directly to my Online Store HERE!

Online Extravaganza Flash Sale Nov. 28, 2016

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.Stampin' Up! Online Exravaganza 2016 Flash Sale Nov 28

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!

Stitched Framelits and Stamps Flyer

Click to enlarge!

Besides the Online Extravaganza, don’t forget the Stitched From the Heart Stamp Sale! Although the number for the Stitched Shapes Framelits has 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!!

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Is Here! 24-Hour Flash Sale Today!

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza only happens once a year and today is the day! This sale runs November 21-28, but today only is this 24-hour sale! Don’t miss it!

Stampin' Up! 24-Hour Flash Sale Nov. 21

Some of these are Bundles that will only be offered during this sale. Sale prices are shown. You can click on the photos to go to the item in the store for more information.

Go directly to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE to shop!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 Weeklong Products Part 1

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 Weeklong Products Part 2

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 Weeklong Products Part 3

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 Weeklong Products Part 4

On the last day, Nov. 28, there will be another Flash Sale!

Online Extravaganza Flash Sale November 28

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.)

Stitched Framelits and Stamps Flyer

Shop Stampin’ 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.

Click HERE to download the Online Extraganza flyer!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online for the best in stamping and papercrafting products!

Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper

Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper

If you want a quick and easy favor for your Thanksgiving dinner, try this Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper. Just get some chocolate bars and wrap them in designer paper.  I used this generic sheet from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.

To make the punch art turkey to fit on the candy bar, I used the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch for the body and the 1″ Circle Punch for the turkey head. The feathers were cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies  and Big Shot, but you could also use an oval punch. The turkey feet are punched with the feet of the Owl Punch!  What would we do without the Owl Punch?! The eyes are also punched with the Owl Punch but I just colored in the pupil with a black marker. The red waddle on the turkey is the little heart from the …..Owl Punch! Just cut the beak freehand.

The Thanksgiving greeting is from the ever-useful stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched with the Classic Label Punch.  I still love and use the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set a lot.  It has almost every greeting in it that you could possibly need.

Just a fun punch art turkey to make for a  Thanksgiving candy bar wrapper or you could make the same one on a Thanksgiving card. Play with the idea and make something fun!

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The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 21! There’s a Flash Sale on Monday, too!  Don’t miss it!

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Flyer:  Download Here!

Stitched Shapes Framelits Easy Christmas Card

Stitched Shapes Framelits Easy Christmas CardMy new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies arrived and I had to try them out on this quick Stitched Shapes Framelits Easy Christmas Card. Just making this quick card, I can tell you I love the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  As you can see the stitched look just adds a little something, just a little accent.  I think these framelits are going to be very popular!

I made the card base with Soft Suede. (I actually meant to grab Crumb Cake Cardstock, but decided that Soft Suede would be fine, too!) For the Real Red layer, I embossed it with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  The greeting is stamped from the Suite Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set.  You can get this set ON SALE during November for 25% off! Don’t miss it!

Suite Seasons Stamp Set

The greeting was stamped in Real Red ink, but then I wiped off the pine needle image and colored it with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker. Then it is backed with a layer from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies, one with a scalloped edge.  So pretty!

Order your Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies today so you can begin using them on your cards and projects!

 

NEW!! Stitched Shapes Framelits and Stamp Sale!

Something brand new for November from Stampin’ Up!  And a stamp sale!

Stitched Shapes Framelits Banner

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 get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. These stamp sets bring out the beauty of the framelits.

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies Flyer

With Stitched 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.

Stitched Framelits and Stamps Flyer

Item

Description

Retail Price

Sale Price

145372

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares

$30 USD

No discount

142069 (HC p. 11)

Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set

$27 USD

$20.25 USD

143269 (HC p. 11)

Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set

$19 USD

$14.25 USD

142114 (HC p. 15)

Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21 USD

$15.75 USD

142049 (HC p. 19)

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set

$35 USD

$26.25 USD

142142 (HC p. 23)

Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set

$23 USD

$17.25 USD

142145 (HC p. 23)

Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set

$17 USD

$12.75 USD

142180 (HC p. 33)

Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21 USD

$15.75 USD

142206 (HC p. 43)

Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set

$28 USD

$21 USD

142209 (HC p. 43)

Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set

$20 USD

$15 USD

140386 (AC p. 31)

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21 USD

$15.75 USD

141859 (AC p. 61)

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set

$26 USD

$19.50 USD

141784 (AC p. 139)

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21 USD

$15.75 USD

*AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.

Details:

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
  • November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Stamp sets also available in French
  • Ordering Deadline (25% off stamp sets): November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

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Bargains!! Stampin’ Up! Bargains on the Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Banner 2016

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack NOW!  Don’t delay!

Also:  Special Offers available today and tomorrow!

Thoughtful Branches still available, too!

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Is Ready For You!

Holiday Catalog 2016 Banner

Today is the day!  It’s September 1st (can you believe it?!) and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

SHOP THE HOLIDAY CATALOG HERE!

VIEW THE HOLIDAY CATALOG HERE!

Special Offers Week 1

AND Special Offers September 1-7! (Kind of like the old Weekly Deals!) Add these to your order!

New offers Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 also. Don’t know what they are yet, though!  You will love the Enamel Shapes!  Think about the Metallic Enamel Shapes, the star shapes, for the tops of Christmas trees!Stampin' Up! Holiday Houses

Go check out the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog now!  Let me know what you think! If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you are working with currently, contact me and I would be happy to mail you a catalog!

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The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Is Only a Day Away!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2016

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.

Special Offers Week 1

Thoughtful Branches

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!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE!

State Tax Free Holidays

Tax Holiday 2016

Click Chart!

This weekend, starting today is a State Sales Tax Holiday in Texas and several other states (AL, AR, FL, LA, MO, NM, OH, SC, and VA). While most people will be shopping for school clothes and supplies during the Tax Holiday, we stampers can also shop at Stampin’ Up! for certain items! Please click the chart above to see a readable version and check your state.

Here are the products available in Texas (and most of the states) during the Tax Free Weekend August 5-7!  Check the chart above to see exactly what is available in your state!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE this weekend!

Don’t forget the new Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies!

Buy them in a Bundle and save 10% or buy them separately!  Use your Bonus Coupons from July!

Pop of Pink Swirly Scribbles Polka Dot Scalloped Tag

Pop of Pink Swirly Scribbles Polka Dot Scalloped Tag

Here is a quick and easy project to make a Pop of Pink Swirly Scribbles Polka Dot Scalloped Tag. I simply punched a tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch out of the polka dot pattern of one of the papers in the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. I first was going to use some other die cut flowers, but then I thought it might be fun to see how the Swirly Scribbles die cuts might work. I chose three colors in the Brights family:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. I also die cut some green leaves.

The banner is stamped with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Setboth on Whisper White and Real Red so that the greeting cut be cut and adhered to the Real Red banner. These were punched with the Duet Banner Punch. You can purchase this stamp set and the punch in a Thoughtful Banners Bundle and save 10%!

***Be sure to check out Paper Pumpkin today so you are ready for the FLASH SALE!  Purchase your first Paper Pumpkin Kit for only $5 beginning today, June 9th at 5:00 pm Mountain Time and ending on Friday, June 10th at 11:50 pm Mountain Time.

The first Paper Pumpkin Kit comes with a clear block on which to mount the stamps that come in the kit. Everything you need for the surprise project is inside the box!  Stamps, ink, and everything cut and ready to use!  You can follow the enclosed directions, watch a Stampin’ Up! video, or change up the project however you like.

Details

  • The price of the kit is $5 USD.

  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD.

  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE TODAY!

Circle of Spring Embossed Wreath Watercolor Thank You Card

Circle of Spring Embossed Wreath Watercolor Thank You Card

This Circle of Spring Embossed Wreath Watercolor Thank You Card seems perfect for spring! Doesn’t the watercolor look just feel like spring? I found this watercolored and embossed piece laying in a pile of odds and ends because there was a little imperfection in the embossing. Do you have a little pile of pieces that maybe you punched out but didn’t use or scraps of cardstock or something you stamped and then didn’t need?

The focal point of this card is a layer of Watercolor Paper watercolored with several colors, perhaps with the acetate sheet method I think in my last newsletter. Then I used Versamark Ink to stamp the wreath from the Circle of Spring Stamp Set and embossed with the Heat Tool and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I recommend when you stamp or stamp to emboss on Watercolor Paper that you make sure your ink pad is juicy and make sure you give your stamp a good press on the paper since the paper is a little bit textured compared to regular card stock. To color the flowers and leaves of the wreath use either light-colored Stampin’ Write Markers or use the Aqua Painter and pick up small amounts of ink either from the ink pad or from a drop of ink refill.

The bow is stamped and diecut and actually trimmed a little bit with scissors to get off the excess white border. The small butterfly is punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch out of a scrap of watercolored paper that was lying around on my table.  The little turquoise rhinestones are actually some “contraband” I had in the drawer, but you can use your Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones and color them with Sharpie Markers to color them, or use the Blendabilities if you happen to have those that Stampin’ Up! used to carry.

The card base is Melon Mambo and the layer is Tempting Turquoise. There are several different greetings that come in the Circle of Spring Stamp Set so you can have your choice. You can use the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies to cut out the wreath, bow, and hanger.

The wreath in the Circle of Spring Stamp Set will make a beautiful card for you whether you just stamp or emboss, watercolor or not. Make it look like spring or another season by the colors you use on the wreath and the rest of your card or project.

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Check the Retiring Products that are available this month while supplies last!

It’s the Last Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

 Last Week for Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin’ Up! is changing things up!  This will be the last week for the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals as we know them. In the future, Stampin’ Up! will periodically have “Special Offers”. And of course there is still the Clearance Rack for bargains.

One of my favorite products is on the Weekly Deals:  the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!! And stars are so versatile!  They can be used for birthdays, congratulations, graduation, just for you, any occasion almost!  Be sure to take note of the Stars Framelits Dies!

Click on any of the photos below to see the product! You’ve got to add some of these items to your order this week!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly News and Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Banner

Last week Stampin’ Up! announced there were changes coming to the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and now we know! This week and next week are the last two weeks for Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals as we have known them.  Instead, Stampin’ Up! will have “Special Offers” every few months with more products and price tiers than the Weekly Deals. Plus, there is still the Clearance Rack. But in the meantime, we DO still have Weekly Deals and a LOT of them this week!  These deals are good today through April 11. Click on the Weekly Deals below!

Do You Need Trimmer Blades???  I Do!!

Trimmer Blades

We received a shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) and they will be available to order beginning today, April 5, at 12:00 (noon) (MT).

Keep in mind that when this supply of blades is depleted, they will return to “not orderable” status until we receive the next shipment. The supply we’re receiving would typically last one month; however, we expect that the blades will run out much faster since they haven’t been orderable for several weeks.

Retirement Coming Soon!

Not mine, (at least I hope not!), but the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List! Retiring products from the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog will be posted sometime on April 18. In May, I’ll be able to start sending out new catalogs to my customers. If you do not have a Demonstrator you are working with and would like a catalog when they are available, please contact me. I would love to be your Demonstrator!

From past experience we know that certain items on the Retirement List can go fast, so I urge you to perhaps order anything you really want out of these current catalogs ahead of time or be ready to order that first day the list comes out. This is usually especially true of the retiring In Colors and ink refills. You just never know, so just something to keep in mind!

That’s it for today!  Check out those Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and order those extra Trimmer Blades if you need them!

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Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Videos of Newest Products

Tomorrow is the last day for Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration! In case you missed the three new products Stampin’ Up! added to the Sale-A-Bration choices, maybe you want to take a look at these videos! Check out the flyer of the products after the videos down the page!

Sale-A-Bration New Products 1

Sale-A-Bration New Products 2

Sale-A-Bration New Products (February 2016)

Original Sale-A-Bration Brochure

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Stampin’ Up! News and Deals


To celebrate ONE MILLION PAPER PUMPKIN KITS being shipped, the April Paper Pumpkin Kit will have a special gift in it!  An bonus stamp set, called “All About Everything” valued at $17! If you want to receive this April kit and the surprise stamp set, be sure you sign up by April 10th! Don’t delay and forget! Join Paper Pumpkin HERE for the monthly kit OR purchase the 3-month Prepaid Subscription on your regular Stampin’ Up! order to get Sale-A-Bration credit. No risk, no obligation. Pause your subscription for a month or two if need be and then resume! Every month is a surprise and a crafting treat in the mail for you!

Try Paper Pumpkin in April and get an extra free stamp set in your kit!

Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase any past kits or refills that are available!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Mar 29 2016

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for today, March 29 – April 4. If you like making little boxes you are in luck with the Gift Box Punch Board and the Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die. So many fun things you can make with these! The Leaflets Framelits Dies are great to have especially is you are making any fall scrapbook pages and the Hearth & Home Thinlits are fun to play with as you make scenes out the window! And for some bling, how about some Metal Rimmed Pearls for your projects?!

Stampin’ Up! says changes are coming to Weekly Deals so stay tuned next week when we find out what they have in mind!

OMG!  Sale-A-Bration ending March 31st!

Just purchase $50 or more from Stampin’ Up! by March 31 and choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  No limit! Shop in multiples of $50 and get more free items!!

Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Brochure

New Sale-A-Bration Items Added in February

Stampin’ Up! Deals and Paper Pumpkin News!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Mar 22 2016

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for March 22 – 28, 2016. If you need something new to pretty up your cards and projects, here are some fun embellishments – or maybe you want to stock up! Gold Glitter, Pearls, Satin Ribbon, White Accents and a very pretty corner punch! These embellishments are all very inexpensive, so add one or more to your Stampin’ Up! order to reach $50 or $100 or $150 or any multiple of $50 to qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items. Hard to believe, but Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 and that is in only a bit over a week!  Where has March gone??!

One Million Paper Pumpkin Kits!!

Paper Pumpkin Million Kits

Congratulations to Paper Pumpkin! Not only was it Paper Pumpkin’s 3rd Birthday, but the millionth kit was shipped this month!  I wonder who got it! Maybe it was mine (we all said!!)!

To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin Kit will have a special gift in it!  An bonus stamp set, called “All About Everything” valued at $17! If you want to receive this kit and the surprise stamp set, be sure you sign up by April 10th! You have some time to think about it but don’t delay and forget! Join Paper Pumpkin HERE for the monthly kit OR purchase the 3-month Prepaid Subscription on your regular Stampin’ Up! order to get Sale-A-Bration credit. No risk, no obligation. Pause your subscription for a month or two if need be and then resume! Every month is a surprise and a crafting treat in the mail for you!

Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase any past kits or refills that are available!

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Punch Art Tulips with the Bird Punch

Punch Art Tulips with the Bird Punch

I was simply going to make a card for spring using the Bird Builder Punch to make punch art tulips. All you have to do is punch three of the leaves and layer them to look like tulips! As I started making the tulips and placing them on a Whisper White background, I somehow came up with this idea, tulips in a window box perhaps hanging on a wooden fence!

I put my Whisper White cardstock away, and got out Crumb Cake. I stamped with my Hardwood Background Stamp to make it look like a wood fence (everyone has wood privacy fences in Houston). It wasn’t quite wide enough so I did have to stamp again on the edge, but I got lucky and was able to line it up perfectly (or you could cut your paper a little narrower!). For the flower box, I used Sahara Sand cardstock and sponged it with a little green ink and Sahara Sand to give it that distressed look, like it had been hanging outside for awhile and had some mold or whatever growing on it! You can just clip the ends at a little bit of an angle to give it that look of a planter. For the scalloped edge, I used the scalloped square framelit in the Squares Collection Framelits Dies.  You could also use the retired punch with the scallop edge if you have that.

For the tulip leaves, I punched more leaves with the Bird Punch and just hand cut them about in half to look like those long narrow leaves tulips have. And to maybe look like some vines hanging out of the planter box, I punched some of the stems with the Bird Punch also.

I hope you had a nice first day of spring yesterday, but it sounds like lots of parts of the country were not so springlike, including here in Houston where it had been in the 80’s just a couple of days ago. Yesterday it was pretty chilly, and this morning it was even colder! But I’ll be wishing I could have that cold weather in August when the heat is unbearable!

Sometimes you just have to get out your stamping supplies and tools and see what happens!

Don’t forget, today is the last day for the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals! Check them out and add them to your order. And Sale-A-Bration is quickly coming to an end, so make sure your order is at least $50 to earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration product – or $100 for two free SAB products and so on.  No limit!

With it being spring officially and Easter coming up on Sunday, it would be perfect to try your hand at making some Punch Art Tulips with the Bird Punch.

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Mar 2016

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for March 15 – 21, 2016.  Lots of interesting things this week!

The Cherry on Top Cotton Paper Assortment is very pretty and fun to use to make flowers, pom poms, treat bags, envelopes, lots of things! You get four each of these pretty colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, and Watermelon Wonder, all in 12″ x 12″ sheets. Use the Fringe Scissors with it to make certain flowers to fringe on projects!

The Festive Flower Punch was first introduced in the past Holiday Catalog for making poinsettias. But now, in the Occasions Catalog, it coordinates with the Friends and Flowers Stamp Set. And in fact, you CAN still purchase the Reason for the Season Stamp Set to go with the punch as it was carried over to the Occasions Catalog. It’s actually cheaper if you want the Bundle with the stamp set and punch, to purchase the Reason for the Season Photopolymer Bundle, than to get them separately even with the punch on sale!

The Fringe Scissors are just a fun tool to own! I used mine the other day, not for grass, not for flowers, not for fringe – but for shredding!! I had just a few papers going in the trash that I thought might be better if I shredded part of the personal info on them. Being too lazy to go drag out the shredder, I just used my Fringe Scissors to cut up the papers! You wouldn’t want to tackle a whole stack of paper this way, but it worked for the little bit I had! Just cut both ways and you have teeny tiny pieces. Or make confetti this way!!

The Gold Foil Sheets I have used a lot in my projects!  Sometimes it is nice just to have that little bit of gold on a card or project! Get some extra at this price just to keep on hand for when the need arises! (The Silver Foil Sheets are also pictured but this deal is just on the Gold sheets.)

The Happy Patterns Decorative Masks are just one of those extras you might enjoy playing with. Use the masks (stencils) to decorate backgrounds for a little extra fun! Spritz or rub on color or use in various other ways. Not an essential, but if you are a little more artsy, you might having another tool in your Stampin’ Up! arsenal!

Only two more weeks left of Sale-A-Bration! Go over your Wish List and see what else you want while you can get something for FREE with a $50 purchase – with EACH $50 purchase!  No limit! At $150 you will receive Hostess Benefits as well, even without hosting a party! If you need just a little extra to reach the $50, consider something from the Clearance Rack or the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.

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