Thursday, November 30, 2017

Year End Sale starts tomorrow December 1st

Thought I would post this notice instead of a project because items may sell out quickly and don't want you to miss out.

The Year-End Sales Event Is Coming Soon

Stampin' Up! is wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor! Starting tomorrow there will be special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event will run from December 1, 2017, to January 2, 2018, and supplies are limited. Be sure to go to my Online Store here as early as you can starting December 1st, so you can snag your favorite items before they’re gone!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Winter Wedding

The Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper has heavyweight paper with gold foil designs that are beautiful for wedding and bridal shower cards.  The one I made below was for a bridal shower, and I added the dragonfly because I knew the bride loved them.  

In addition to the dragonfly I added some Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon and my sentiment was cut out with an Stitched Shapes Framelit and placed it onto my card using Dimensionals.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hooray for birthdays!

With all of the holiday cooking, shopping, and decorating we sometimes get so caught up in the moment that we forget to get that special birthday card for our family and friends who celebrate their special day during the busiest time of the year.  That is why I like to have a collection of birthday cards on hand so I can still get that special card mailed out on time.    I made several of the birthday card below because I just need to change the inside sentiment to add the personal touch it needs.

I stamped and punched out my balloons, put some on with snail adhesive and used Dimensionals to raise a few up.  I added Linen Thread behind the balloons and tied them together.  I then added my coordinating Washi Tape and a piece of Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper for more embellishment, and then added my birthday wishes to the bottom.

To save time I often make more than one card at a time of the same design.  You never know when you are going to need one, and once you have your design it is easy to cut your material for a few cards all at once.  

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Shipping Cyber Monday!

This Monday, Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping! 

On November 27, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders. Because Online Extravaganza deals included a limited variety of products, Stampin' Up! decided to end Online Extravaganza a day early and give you  free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed. Use this great offer to check everything off your wish list. With free shipping you get a great deal on any product.

So you can go directly to my Online Store by clicking the shopping cart in the upper left hand column of my blog.  Don't forget that Clearance Rack items can be purchased too so don't forget to check out those savings as well.

Free shipping runs from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM MT.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card

The Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper isn't just for your holiday cards.  I used a piece for a masculine birthday card.  I love the color combination, and I think it is perfect for a winter birthday!

 I layered my Designer Series Paper onto a layer of Basic Black Card Stock, and added a piece of Pick a Pattern Washi Tape before I placed it onto my Whisper White card base.

I then used a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet cut to the size of my Happy Birthday Thinlit and attached it to a piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  I ran my thinlit through my Big Shot, peeled the adhesive off of the now cut piece and easily placed it onto my card.  

The adhesive sheets make it so easy to adhere your thinlits or any small pieces that would be difficult to put adhesive on.  

The following were used:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Online Extravaganza continues

Don't forget that even though the 24 hour stamp sale is over there are still some great products for sale during the Online Extravaganza.  You can see the items here at my Online Store.

I will post any new additions or updates as they are added.  In addition, don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack too for additional savings. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow!

The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow, November 20th.  You can see the list
here of the items that will be on sale for the beginning of the sale and read below for more information.

The first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity to stock up on awesome stamps! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

There will be different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you will want to check back for all the great savings.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.

To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, there will be a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. I will provide more information on this flash sale,  later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!

*Items offered may vary by market, based on inventory and availability.

You can also go to my Online Store by clicking the shopping cart in the upper left hand column any time during the sale period and find exactly what is being offered. 

E-mail or comment below if you have any questions.  If you are one of my customers you can use Hostess Code 4VPYJS9X if you order directly at my online store.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gourd Goodness

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I would post an easy Thanksgiving card.  I used some Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper for my background, stamped my two gourds, added some Burlap Ribbon and my card is done.

We are all so busy this time of year, so I like to do some quick cards, that still express my sentiments, but don't take up a lot of time.  The inside is stamped with the Happy Thanksgiving from Teeny Tiny Wishes, my go to stamp set for every occasion.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stamparatus Preorder starts today at 4 PM Eastern Time

Just a reminder that the first preorder period for the new positioning tool, Stamparatus, starts today at 2 PM Mountain Time, and for me that would be 4 PM Eastern Time.  You can go directly to my Online Store by clicking the Shopping Cart that appears in the left hand column of my blog.

Once you are there look for the Stamparatus Preorder section.  You will then fill out your information to reserve your Stamparatus.  If you want to wait, there will be another preorder period December 5th, and then again on January 15th. 

You do need a credit card to preorder but it will not be charged until your product ships.  The first preorder products are expected to ship in February.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about this tool you can watch the video I posted Tuesday, or send me an e-mail or leave a comment below.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Stampin' Up! is introducing a new tool called "Stamparatus".  This product will help you in so many ways when it comes to creating your cards.  Watch the video below that explains how the product works and read below for some ordering information.

So to sum it up this tool will:
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement.
In addition it is compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp, comes with a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps, and has rulers and gridlines for quick measuring.

It has 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper as well as 2 reversible plates for a total of 4 surfaces to work with.  It also comes with 2 magnets to hold your paper in place and has a magnet storage area on the back.  The retails price is $49.00.

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, Stampin' Up! is trying something different and is testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and they will guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. You can place your reservations during 3 reservation windows listed below, and receive your product in a specific time frame that goes with your reservation window. This system will allow Stampin' Up!  to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Reservation WindowsAvailable to Ship
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018
If you have any questions about the product, or need more information or clarification on the preorder system, please send me an e-mail or leave a comment below.  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Quilt

The Christmas Quilt stamp set and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelit Dies that were used in today's card can be purchased together in a bundle to save you 10%.  The whole suite also comes with Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, a Quilted Top Textured Embossing Folder, a Quilted Christmas Card Stock Pack and Stitched Felt Embellishments.  A lot of great coordinating for your holiday projects, and all occasion cards as well.

I cut one of the large star quilt pieces with a piece of the Designer Series Paper, and then other one was stamped and then cut out and layered so you could see both pieces.  I also added a piece of Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon behind the layer, and a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the piece for a bit more embellishment. 

The following were used: