Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Holiday Catalog is live!

The Holiday Catalog is now live.  You can start ordering your holiday favorites today and soon you will be creating just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all of your fall and winter occasions.

You can click the shopping cart in the left hand column of my blog to take you to my Online Store to see the products and order.  If you are a customer of mine you should of received your catalog in the mail.  If you do not have a preexisting relationship with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like your own hard copy just leave a comment below or send me an e-mail.

In the meantime you can watch the following video which shows you one of my favorite suites.  Poinsettia Place gives you so many options for beautiful holiday projects.  I will start posting my own creations in a few days.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

With Paper Pumpkin, you are provided with everything you need to explore your creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! 
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps.
If you are not already a subscriber and would like to sign up click the Paper Pumpkin link in the left hand column of my blog.  You have until August 10th to sign up to receive the Everyday Heroes kit.  Comment below or send me an e-mail if you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bonus Days are Back!

If you are not familiar with how the Bonus Days promotion works here are the details:

For every $50 you spend before shipping and tax from July 1 - August 3, 2020 you will earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon to redeem between August 4-31, 2020.

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes. If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period. 

If you want to order at my Online Store click the link in the upper hand column of my blog.  If you would like me to place the order for you just leave a comment below or send me an e-mail to Eilang56@aol.com.  

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Summer Nights by Paper Pumpkin 

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you  will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!
Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can order the add on starting July 1st.  If you are not a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, go to the link in the upper left hand column of my blog to sign up.  You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last. 

  • The Summer Nights Kit includes nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags. To receive this kit, you must have an active subscription by 10 July.
  • The Summer Nights Add-On is a separate purchase for those who would like to expand the Summer Nights Kit with a traditional cardmaking experience.
  • Once you have completed July’s kit, you will have leftover kit components—these pieces easily combine with the Summer Nights Add-On. No additional kit purchases necessary!
  • Between the leftover kit components and the add-on, we estimate that you will be able to create at least 20 additional Summer Nights cards!
  • The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning 1 July!
  • You must have an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber email to purchase  the add-on.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Beautiful World

The World of Good Suite is not only great for masculine cards, but can be used for so many occasions.  I see using it for graduation, birthday, world travel, thank you and so much more.

I cut some of the Designer Series Paper to create my layer, added a piece of the new Early Espresso Ribbon, and cut out one of the globes using a piece of Misty Moonlight Card Stock and the second globe with a piece of Brass Foil.  The new adhesive sheets work great adhering the intricate globe piece to the card stock layer below it.

Bundle number for the stamp set and dies is #154091.  If you wish to purchase the whole suite that includes the stamp set, dies, ribbon, designer series paper, brass foil sheets, Antique Corners and Slides, Memories & More Card Pack and One World Paper Embossing Folder the number is #154140.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Blossoms and Blooms - Card 3

This is the third card I made using just the Blossoms and Blooms Stamp Set.  The colors used were Blackberry Bliss and Bumblebee.  This shows you how many different looks you can get using this bundle.  If you feel just like stamping and not using the coordinating dies you can still get a nice card that anyone would like to receive.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Blossoms in Bloom - Card 2

Here is the second card I made using the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies.  As you can see if you look at my previous post, both cards really take on a different look.  The one I posted the other day used the large bloom die that had more detail and was thicker, today's card uses the large thinner die.

 I stamped my large flowers with the coordinating stamp set and then cut the thin die and placed it over my image.  I used an Adhesive Sheet to adhere the cut die to my card, and they are really great to use when adhering thin dies like this.  I tied a piece of the new Vanilla Ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack to my card to add a bit more embellishment.

Note - this ribbon is really easy to die to make it any color you want.  Just use a Sponge Dauber or Stampin' Sponge dipped in your favorite color ink and you can change this pretty vanilla ribbon to any color.

I will post my third card sometime later this week once again showing the versatility of this stamp set and die combo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Blossoms in Bloom

For my Open House, I made three different style of cards showcasing the Bloosoms in Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies.  Here is the first one.

I used a piece of new Just Jade Card Stock for my layer, and then cut the fuller flower die with another piece of Just Jade and placed it over my card front.  Using the new Adhesive Sheets made it really easy to adhere to my card.  I tied a piece of new Bumblebee Ribbon to my card and added my Get Well Sentiment to the top. 

Tomorrow I will post my second card showing the versatility of this set.  Remember you can purchase the stamp set and die in bundle to save 10%.  Number for the bundle is #154123.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Jar of Flowers Bundle

The Jar of Flowers Bundle includes the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set and coordinating Jar Punch.  I used just the stamp set for my card, showcasing that you don't need to use the punch to still make a beautiful card.  I used the punch to make the gift tag instead, and both are great, and one of my favorite purchases from the new Annual Catalog.

The Designer Series Paper used in my card is from the Forever Greenery Pack, and on my card I used some of the new Misty Moonlight Baker's Twine for the top of my jar.  This made a nice transition from the jar to the flowers.  The twine is part of the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.  

The ribbon used at the top of my gift tag is the new bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, and some of the embellishments inside the jar include the new Flowers for Every Season Gems.  I also added additional embellishments that I had on hand to fill the jar up a bit more, and colored in my flowers on both the card and the tag using coordinating Stampin' Blends. 

If you are still in need of a new Annual Catalog, e-mail me or leave a comment below and I will be happy to get one to you.

You can order all of the products shown by clicking the link in the upper left hand column of my blog that will take you directly to my online store.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New Annual Catalog goes live today!

The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live today.  You should be able to start ordering starting at Noon Mountain Time, which would be 2:00 PM for most of my customers.  If you still have not been able to stop by my Open House and pick up your new catalog, or do not already have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like me to get a catalog to you just e-mail me or leave a comment below.  I will start posting projects on my blog showcasing some of the beautiful new items that can now be yours.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Join My Team between June 3-30 and receive a FREE bundle from the new catalog!


It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $135 worth of products—but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

 ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog.

There could not be a better time for you to join my team!

If you are interested and would like to join my team or have any questions, please contact me through e-mail at Eilang56@aol.com or leave a comment below.  There are so many benefits to becoming a demonstrator, and with this special promotion now would be a great time to start.

Here are just a few of the additional benefits of running your own business as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator:

  • Enjoy 20 – 38% off your favorite Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, stamps, tools and more while you remain active.  The higher your sales, the higher your discount.
  • ORDER NEW PRODUCTS FIRST!  View catalogs and pre-order new products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount)  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!  You can become a Hobby Demonstrator and just join for your continual discount.
  • From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter you can take advantage of demonstrator discounts and benefits.  Stampin’ Up! quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, July – Sept., Oct. – Dec.  You will have the balance of the quarter in which you join PLUS the first full quarter to reach your first $300 in sales (includes personal purchases) and renew for another quarter.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Catalog Paper Share


The new Annual Catalog goes live on June 3rd, and if you are like me you want to have it all!  One way that I can help you get all of the new Designer Series Paper is through my paper share.  If you would like to sign up here is what you will receive:

New Catalog Paper Share Includes:

142 pieces of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

Cost is $42.00 if you are picking up in my home.  If you want your share shipped the cost will be $6.95 for Priority Shipping.

Here is the breakdown of how many sheets of 6 x 6 you will receive in each pack:

Artistry Blooms - 12 sheets
Flowers for Every Season - 12 sheets
Forever Greenery - 12 sheets
In Good Taste - 24 sheets
Ornate Garden - 12 sheets
Peony Garden - 12 sheets
Playing with Patterns - 12 sheets
Playful Pets - 12 sheets
Whale of a Time - 12 sheets
World of Good - 12 sheets
2020-2022 In Color - 12 sheets 

If you would like to be included in this share please e-mail me at Eilang56@aol.com or leave a comment below with your information or any questions.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Coming Soon!

The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live soon.  If you are a customer of mine you can stop by my house to pick up your free copy on Monday, June 1st between the hours of 10 AM - 1 PM, and then again 6 PM - 8 PM.  With restrictions in place for social distancing I will not be doing my full Open House at that time, but I will be available for you to stop and pick up your catalog.  I plan on being outside to meet you if the weather is nice so we can maintain a safe distance.  If the weather doesn't cooperate I will be in my garage.  I hope our state opens up soon and when that happens I plan on having my full Open House where you can shop my retired products for sale, see samples of new products, and make a card using new products.  We will be doing this in stages, as I want to keep everyone at a safe distance and limit the amount of people who attend at one time.  Updates will be posted as soon as restrictions are eased.

If you do not have a current relationship with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator feel free to reach out to me to receive your copy of the Annual Catalog.  Leave a comment below or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get one to you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

June Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Box of Sunshine shareable image

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! Watch our video to see more, then share it with your customers.


Box of Sunshine
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
Here is a video to show you more:


  • Subscribe for the June kit from 11 May–10 June at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.
If you are already a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin you don't have to do anything to receive this kit.  If you would like to try it, click on the Paper Pumpkin link in the upper left hand column of my blog to subscribe.  Remember you have to subscribe by June 10th.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Covid-19 Giveback

COVID-19 Banner

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in the global community and caring about people first. As part of their Making a Difference program they are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.
You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin' Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.
The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and their customers! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using your Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

You can purchase the download here.  Cost is $12.00 and will benefit the following:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Here are  card samples using some of the downloadable images:

Monday, April 27, 2020

Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack

The Come Sale Away Memories & More Card Pack will be retiring at the end of May.  Fortunately the coordinating Come Sale Away Stamp Set will be returning, but if you want the card pack which is great for making a variety of cards you better get it now before it is gone.

The card below was easily  made using one of the cards in the pack.  I just aded some coordinating layers of card stock and ribbon and my card is finished.  You get 50 total double-sided cards in the pack so there is a lot of variety to choose from.


The card pack is also on sale and the item # is 149552.

You can see all of the retiring products here at my Online Store.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Last Chance Products

Stampin' Up! is retiring products from the Annual and Occasions Catalog.  You can see the complete list HERE at my Online Store.  Some products are discounted and all products are while supplies last.  

Note:  Some of the bundles listed as retiring might be in the new Annual Catalog, but they won't be bundled to save you 10%.  

In addition, you will see the Stampin' Blends on this list as well.  In the next catalog blends will only be packaged in pairs of light and dark, therefore, the numbers for the blends will be changed.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Ornate Garden Designer Series Pape

When the paper is so pretty you can use it to create the front of your card.  I took a piece of the new Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it to make the layer on my card.  

I placed the pieces onto a piece of Terracotta Tile Designer Series Paper that I embossed with the new Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.  A ribbon of 1/4" Terracotta Tile was placed next to my sentiment that was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  

You can get the products in the Ornate Garden Suite early.  These products will be in the next Annual Catalog that goes live in June but are available now.  You can see them all here at my Online Store.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Welcome Easter

 I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.  I know this year it will be really different for most people since churches are closed, visits with family are cancelled, and spending the Holiday without our loved ones will be hard, but I sent all of my grandchildren their own Easter Card letting them know I was thinking about them, and to let them know their Easter Baskets will still be delivered on time, even if we can't have physical contact yet.

I thought the cute bunny in the Welcome Home Stamp Set would be a welcoming card to show them that they can still be happy that Easter is here and they are still surrounded by love.

The cute little chick and lamb in this stamp set are really nice too, and you can also use the set for baby cards as well.  I find that stamping and keeping busy at this time are really important to me and if I can send a little bit of sunshine through the mail I am happy to do it.

Hopefully you can find a way to enjoy your day and rejoice in the meaning of Easter and that we will be back to getting together to create soon.

Welcome Easter Stamp Set #151559 - $20.00

Monday, April 6, 2020

Clubhouse - Masculine Cards

If you struggle sometimes to come up with ideas for masculine cards, the Clubhouse Stamp Set and coordinating Golf Club Dies can help.  You can purchase the whole Country Club Suite that gives you even more options, or just the stamp set and dies together to save you 10%.

The Designer Series Paper made a great layer on the front of my card, and I made this card for a birthday, but it would also work for Father's Day or retirement.

#153930 - Country Club Suite Bundle

#153816 - Clubhouse Bundle 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Early Release of the Ornate Garden Suite

The Ornate Garden Suite, which will be in the new Annual Catalog that starts in June, has been released early by Stampin' Up! to give you a head start on creating with these new products.

You can see all of the products in the suite by going here to my Online Store.

Here is a card I made using some of the products.

I used a piece of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper for my layer, and cut out the frame with an Ornate Layers Die.  I used Gold Foil to make it stand out, tied on a piece of Old Olive 1/4" ribbon, and added some Gilded Gems for a bit more embellishment.

My sentiment is from a current set in the Annual Catalog called Rooted in Nature and was stamped in Mint Macaroon Ink to coordinate with my paper. 

The frames are really elegant and you will get 8 different sized dies that will add a nice touch to any of your cards or projects. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Last day for Sale-a-bration

Today is the last day to earn free products during Sale-a-bration.  Remember that the following products shown below have been added as extra items that you can earn.  To see all of the Sale-a-bration products just click the link in the upper left hand column of my blog that will take you to my Online Store.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sale-a-bration New Release

Today, Stampin' Up! added new products that you can earn during Sale-a-bration.  They are products you can usually purchase in the Annual Catalog.  I attached a picture below.  If you want to see them better you can go to my online store here.

If might be hard to see the item numbers in the above picture, and you can see them better at my online store. 

Note:  You need to use the new Item Number for these products if you want to use them as your FREE Sale-a-bration item. 

You can order directly at my online store or leave a comment below or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to help you.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

You still have a few days to get your FREE pack of Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper.  It is one of the new Sale-a-bration items that was introduced on March 3rd.  Sale-a-bration ends March 31st.

It is hard to see how pretty the Purple Posy ink looks on my sheet of paper.  I used a Sponge Dauber to add the color, and while the Silver Foil shines, the Purple Posy ink creates a soft background of color.

I added some Purple Posy Ribbon, and my sentiment which is from the Tags in Bloom set which is also a new Sale-a-bration item.  The paper can be yours for FREE with a $50 purchase, and the stamp set FREE with $100 purchase.

I punched my sentiment out with the coordinating Label Me Lovely Punch from the Occasions Catalog and added it to my card using Dimensionals.

Tomorrow, March 24th, Stampin' Up! will introduce a few more Sale-a-bration items.  These will be current items from the Annual Catalog that you can earn for free.  I will post these items tomorrow. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Easter Promise

Here is one of the cards I was going to have the ladies prepare at my March Stamp Class.  Unfortunately, just like the rest of the country right now, we are in self-quarantine so my classes are cancelled for the remainder of the month.

So, I thought I would share this simple Easter card with you.  If you have the materials you can easily recreate it at home.  Even more thankful now for my stamping business and all of my supplies,  because they keep me busy and for a few hours a day I can forget all that is going on with the world and enjoy the quiet moments of creating. 

I stamped my Happy Easter Sentiment before I embossed my Whisper White Layer with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder #150646, a carryover product from the Holiday Catalog.  I then stamped my Cross using Early Espresso Ink, cut it out with a  Stitched Shape Oval, and added it onto a larger Stitched Shape Oval using Gorgeous Grape Card Stock.

The Stamp Set is #151544 - Easter Promise

It is a simple card, but if you like to send religions Easter Cards it send an appropriate message for the season.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

April Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek Video

With everyone trying to do their best to help stop the spread of the virus, I am so grateful for my Stampin' Up! crafts that help keep me busy, and also allow me the opportunity to share what I do with those who are alone at this time.  I plan on making cards and getting them to my local nursing home so the residents can know they are not alone, even though they are not allowed visitors at this time.

If you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber you have your kits to do that come with all of the materials needed so you don't have to worry about going out in this time of self quarantine.

If you do not subscribe and think this is now the time here is a video done by Stampin' Up! that gives you a sneak peek of the April kit.  You can see it here.

A little more information about the kit:

With Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! believes in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping users build relationships through papercrafting. For April, they have created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you  the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
Since everyone’s clan is unique, Stampin' Up! provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.
To subscribe, just click the Paper Pumpkin icon in the left hand corner of my blog.  The kit will come directly to your door and you are on your way to having fun crafts every month.  You can cancel at any time too, sign up for one month, or do a prepaid subscription. 
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or send me an e-mail.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Ornate Garden Early Release

Demonstrators were able to preorder the new Ornate Garden Suite on March 3rd, and customers will be able to order it starting April 1st.  These are new products that will be in the next Annual Catalog that you can order before the catalog goes live in June.

Here are some pictures made by Stampin' Up! that showcase some of the products in the suite.

You do not have to purchase the whole suite, you can purchase just the stamp sets and coordinating dies in a bundle to save you 10%, or any of the products separately. I will have more pictures of cards that I have made using these new products in a few days.  My order just arrived last night and I am anxious to start creating with these new products.