Farewell to the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog

Are you ready for tomorrow?  Do you have a crazy long wish list like mine?  Well just remember that tomorrow is the day that you can purchase from all three catalogs at the same time!  That’s right…the New Annual Catalog  begins, it’s the last day for the Spring Catalog and you can still order from the Retiring Lists.  WOW!

Here’s some previously posted projects using some of my favorite products from the Spring Catalog.  Maybe some last minute shopping?

Oh, Hello Stamp Set (Clear 130733, Wood 130730)

Artisan Embellishment Kit (129328), More  Amore Designer Series Paper (129309)

Stampin Up Valentine's Card

Hearts A Flutter Bundle (Clear 131097, Wood 131098), More Amore Designer Series Paper (129309)

Oh, Hello Bundle (Clear 131101, Wood 131102), Tea for Two Designer Paper (129311)

Rain or Shine Stamp Set (Clear 126777, Wood 126775)

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (129311), Paper Dollies (129399),

Spring Sampler Stamp Set (Clear 125512, Wood 125510)

Collage Curios Stamp Set ( Clear 129102, Wood 129099), Soda Pop Tops (129388)

Beyond Plaid Stamp Set (Clear 129204, Wood 129201), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159)

Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378), Basic Gray 1-1/4″  Two Toned Ribbon (129295)

Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (129411), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (127022), Ovals Framelits (129381)


Recap of Catalog Transition Dates
  • 2013-2014 AnnualCatalog Begins – May 31
  • 2012-2013 Annual Catalog Retiring Ends – June 3
  • 2013 Spring Catalog Ends – May 31


Three Ways to get a Free 2013 – 2014 Catalog from Me
  1. Simply Place an Order with Me –  Your catalog will not ship with your order but will arrive in approximately 1 week.
  2. Join My Local Club – Being part of club you learn new techniques, get to try out products, and have a lot of fun.  Plus you receive a Free Catalog.
  3. You’re a Stamp and Embellish Loyalty Customer – If you’ve been earning points with me you should have already received your Free Catalog by now!  To learn more about the perks of being a Stamp and Embellish Loyalty Customer click HERE.

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Bookmarks Galore!

Fun and fast bookmarks to make for all your family and friends!
Fun because of the cute images from the Spring Sampler Stamp Set.

Fast because they are made with the Two Tags Die and a couple of punches!

 I never have too many bookmarks…how about you?  What I love  about these little bookmarks is that they fold over the page and don’t seem to fall out!  

They make great little gifts for both you and your children to give to family and friends.

I love to give them as random acts of kindness to see the reactions. 🙂

The Two Tags Die is a great die for making all kinds of projects and I’m sad to say it’s retiring in just a few days (June 3) or sooner if supplies run out.  So don’t wait…order yours today.  Check out a couple of other projects using this great die – a reindeer tag and card.  The Spring Sampler Stamp Set will also not be available when the spring catalog ends on May 31.

Check out the rest of the Retiring List Here.  In the Accessories List if there’s an X in the right hand column it means the item is no longer available.

Enjoy your day!

Stamp Set:  Spring Sampler (Clear 125512, Wood 125510)
Ink: Color you have on hand or order a couple of new colors
Paper:  Great way to use up paper scraps
Tools and Accessories: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (119861), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Two Tags Die (115954), Big Shot (113439), Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek Bundle – This and That

Your Life is: Awesome.  Quirky.  Exciting.  Perfectly messy and happening really fast. Check out this new product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go!

Get a sneak peek into the Stampin’ UP! 2013-2014 annual catalog with the “This and That Bundle”.

What is it?  A fun relaxed way to preserve memories.  Photos, journaling, memorabilia, ideas.  The possibilities are endless!  And neatness doesn’t count.  🙂

15% Off Sneak Peek Bundle Dates:  March 23 – April 30

The products will be available in the new catalog but not at this discounted price. 

  • Stampin” Up! is introducing this line with five new products but will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • View the flyer here to learn more about all five products.  (prices included)
  • This and That products can be purchased separately.  But why miss out on the savings!
Order Yours Today! 

I’m excited for this easy way to preserve memories.  How about you?  Share it with all your friends.

Have a fun week end!


Summer Smooches Matchbook Gum or Candy Holder

Attended our PAWS meeting this past Saturday and had a great time with all my demo friends.  It’s alway fun to learn, share, and chat business and non business with gals that love Stampin’ Up!.  I was responsible for one of the make and takes this month and decided to share a project that was shared at the Late Night Stampers Pre Convention Stamp Camp this year.

It’s a cute match book treat holder.  This one holds a packet of gum but I can also see it with a small candy bar.  It’s made with a piece of 3 x 12 inch card stock.

Here’s the inside.  The Window Punch was used to make the opening for the gum packet.  This is a great no stamp project that goes together pretty quickly incase you wanted to make a bunch of them for a party or to pass out at the office.

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Now if you wanted to do some stamping how about this cute version stamped with the new Ronald McDonald Stamp Set.  This set is so stinkin cute!   But the best part is that $3 of the sale of each set goes to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities where they support families with children who have serious illnesses.  This is a part of Stampin’ Up!’s mission – to make a difference in the lives of others…and all the while having fun!

Order this stamp set in my online store or by emailing me and receive a video showing you how to make this cute treat holder.  (Clear 126322 – $14.95, Wood 126320 – $19.95)  And know that you are helping out a great charity!

While you’re ordering remember if you order $50 or more in product you can still get the Reason to Smile Stamp Set for only $5.  This offer expires today.  Plus you will earn two points towards your customer loyalty rewards.
Hope to see you again soon!

I wanted to share my beautiful Christmas Cactus with you today.  It blooms like this every year even though the poor thing is neglected all through the year.  I’ve been teased quite often about my black thumb but this plant defies death year after year.  🙂  
So today I have a card that has been inspired by the colors in this Christmas cactus.  I used Wasabi Green, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White.  The stamp set is Baby Bundle from the IB&C.  It has so many cute images that you can use for all cards “baby”.  It even has an image you can use for shower invitations.  
I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, matching green brads for the wheels, and colored the jingle bells with melon mambo embossing powder.  How neat is that to be able to change their colors.  You are only limited by the colors of embossing powder you have.

To emboss the jingle bells you need to press and roll them on your versa mark pad and then dip them into your embossing powder.  Apply your heat gun and voila!  Now a tip…when I did these I used a pair of tweezers to hold the top while I heated them.  One turned out fine but the hole on the top of the second closed up.  I had to use my paper piercing tool to open the hole back up and it wasn’t easy.  The next time I emboss the jingle bells I think I will try to place a dental floss threader or something like that through the hole to keep it from closing up.  If you have other ideas on how to keep the holes open please leave me a post.

As Promised – More Swaps

Wanted to share the last of the swaps today from our PAWs meeting.  Some of these should start you thinking about your Christmas cards.

This first card by LeRee is amazing!  She incorporated so many new products form the Holiday Mini.  The Holiday Stocking Die is awesome.  I love the new Snow Burst embossing folder.  And don’t miss the big red button, the dotted ribbon and the sweetest jingle bells you have ever seen. They are all brand new this year.

At the convention they die cut two stockings and put a box in between making the cutest gift box.  It actually stood on it’s own.

Not sure which of the gals made this card.  It uses the A la Carte stamp “From Santa” and the top note.  A cute card that can be put together easily.

Anne used the new Letterpress Plate and did an awesome job.  It has two different debossed images on the one plate. You will also find this new product in the Holiday Mini.

If you are looking for snowmen for this year’s Christmas cards this is a sweet lineup.  The stamp set is called “Holiday Lineup” and it includes a group of crazy reindeer and elves in addition to the snowmen. If you like to watercolor you’ll love this set.

The last swap is a sweet baby card.  Do you recognize the stamp set?  It’s the Stitched Stocking set with the cuffs cut down.  Just shows you how versatile our stamp sets can be.

If you would like to spend a fun afternoon or evening learning to make cards like these just call to book a workshop today.
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