Introducing Stamparatus – New Stamp Positioning Tool by Stampin’ Up!

It was so exciting to see the reveal of the new Stamparatus at Onstage last week!  Partly because I was honored to have a small part in the design of this new tool!   After input from demonstrators on the Leader 2 Leader group Stampin’ Up! came up with a stamp positioning tool that is not only sleek and sturdy but has features no other stamp positioning tool on the market has to offer!  It’s two plates and hinge design is just a WOW!!

  • Do you struggle with getting your images perfectly lined up and precisely placed! Not any more with the Stamparatus!
  • Do you frequently create multiple projects?  Easy Peasy…set it up once and stamp as many as you want!
  • Do you ever partially stamp an image?  No problem…you can re-ink and stamp again in the exact same spot!
  • Is it difficult for you to hold on to a stamp block? The Stamparatus holds it for you!

Stamparatus Features

Some great features that will want you wanting your very own Stamparatus!

  • Gridlines and rulers built right in for easy measuring and placement
  • Use with both rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat for a nice cushion when stamping with photopolymer stamps
  • Two clear reversible hinged plates with gridlines – This gives you 4 surfaces for your stamps which is great for 3 and 4 step stamping and stamping multiples
  • Two strong bar magnets to hold the paper in place – I think I’m going to like these better then the circle magnets
  • Magnet storage built into the bottom of the tool
  • Hinged plates for new techniques and stamping of patterns
  • Two open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • $49 in the US

Would you like to see it in action?  Watch the video below.

I’m doing a happy dance because I’ll be able to get my hands on the Stamparatus before most.  The project has been in the works for about a year and it was so hard to keep it a secret!
Are you wondering how you can get your hands on the new Stamparatus?

This release will be different then new product releases in the past. We will be using a new reservation system that will reserve your tool and guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.  There will be 3 reservation periods with one tool per customer though you may participate in multiple reservation windows.  You will need to provide your credit card to reserve your Stamparatus but it will not be be charged to your account until the tool actually ships.

These are the dates of the reservation windows:

  • November 16-30th, 2017 (for delivery around Feb 1st, 2018)
  • December 5-30th, 2017 (for delivery approx March 15th, 2018)
  • January 15-30th, 2018 (for delivery about April 15th, 2018)

Here are some answers to questions you may have:
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?

A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please CLICK HERE.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, CLICK HERE and set up your account.  You can do that now so you are ready.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets? A: Yes.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?

A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions? A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods? A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window? A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.

Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument

Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and 15% Off Stamp Sale Plus New Stampin’ Blends

A new month and some awesome things happening at Stampin’ Up! for both customers and demonstrator!  It’s an amazing time to join my team!  Let’s see why…

Why is it awesome for Customers:

  • Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3 get one Free (your choice)
  • 15% off select stamp sets, many of which coordinate with the Designer Series Paper that’s on sale
  • Qualify for an exclusive limited time stamp set Merry Patterns – Share these great deals with family and friends or have a private party and get this set Free with a $300 or more order.

Free Stamp Set with a Qualifying Order

Why is it awesome for demonstrators:

  • On top of the sale price we enjoy our 20-25% instant savings.  (Better then a craft store discount!)
  • The full retail price is used for meeting our minimums, overrides and incentives
  • We get customer stampin’ rewards just like our customers based on the full retail amount

It’s awesome to shop as a demonstrator!!  We are all happy shoppers…and there is no commitment to do more than shop.

Why is now a great time to join my team?

  • You can add the a set of the Stampin’ Blends to your Starter Kit
  • You can add the 15% off sale stamps to your Starter Kit
  • If there are additional items you want, especially sale items, you can place another order after your Starter Kit and get your 20% discount
  • You can purchase additional Blends products at 20% off ( a project kit and stamp set are available) – before October 15th
  • Your first full quarter is Jan – March…this means you have 6 months to meet your $300 minimum in sales or purchases
  • Like me – you get to enjoy BOTH demonstrator and customer perks
  • You get me!  Someone who cares about you and what you want from joining.  Someone that will spend time with you whether it’s helping you with your crafting or business building questions.  A local and online place to share creativity, business building and friendships.   I love sharing and new friends!


Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3 get 1 FREE!

Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!

October 1 – 31, 2017 – Purchase 3 packs of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!  You can choose selected paper from both the annual and holiday catalog.  Speciality paper and paper stacks!  Mix it up and get one of each or multiples of your favorites.  Purchase as many as you like.  See which papers are on sale HERE.

World Card Making Sales at Stampin' Up!

Celebrate World Card Making Day with some deals!

October 1 – 10, 2017 – Save 15% on select stamp sets (Many coordinate with the Designer Series Paper that’s on sale).  Plus note card/envelope sets and…buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive and get 2 FREE refills!!  See what’s on Sale HERE!


Stampin' Blends - the new alcohol markers by Stampin' Up! Available Soon

Coming Soon! Stampin’ Blends 

Pre-release of the new Blends to Demonstrators starts today!  Customer launch date to be announced.

What are Blends:  New artist quality alcohol markers that promise to give you just the right amount of color where you need it.  Twelve exclusive Stampin’ Up! Colors.  A light and dark marker in each color.  That’s 24 markers in all plus you can add on an ivory and bronze marker and color lifter.

Details about the blends can be found HERE.

Do you want them now…before our customer release? Purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! for $99 and you can add the Stampin’ Blends to the kit during the demonstrator pre-order.  (October 1 – October 15)

Here’s How!  

Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and select $125 in products of your choice.  Add a set of the Stampin’ Blends to this order if you want them now before the customer release.  Remember the kit ships FREE for an additional 10% savings!

Click Here for additional details including the prices and product numbers to add to the Starter Kit.
Have questions?  Email or call me.  Click here for more info on the Starter Kit and the link to join my team.

Brew Some Cute Cards Up with the Coffee Cafe Bundle

The Coffee Cafe makes the cutest cards for all the coffee lovers you know. Tuck in a little gift certificate inside and it makes a special gift

Do you love coffee?  Does everyone you know love coffee?  Well almost everyone I knows loves coffee…but me!  I actually wish I liked coffee because when people talk about how they need their coffee it makes me feel like I’m really missing out!  And every time I see a picture of an awesome cup of brew on Facebook I think, boy that looks good!  But even though coffee is not my favorite I do love the sweet cards you can make with Stampin’ Up!’s Coffee Cafe Bundle.

Coffee Cafe Bundle

Save 10% when you purchase the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set as a bundle.  See ALL Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles here.

Stampin' Up!'s Coffee Cafe Bundle is perfect for making even masculine cards

  • Stamp the cup or not…both ways look great!
  • Using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder easily makes this a masculine card.
  • I also used the Painted Harvest Bundle and it’s a MUST!  I am using the Leaf Punch in this bundle along with the coordinating stamp on EVERYTHING!  

Sweet & Sassy Framelits

  • Have you checked out all our layered shapes?  These are the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  There are two different shaped hearts in this set.  Here, I’m using what I call the sweet ones…but I think I like the sassy ones the best. What do you think?

  • I was hoping in the close up you could see the Wink of Stella I used on the ‘Thanks A Latte’ and the leaves.  I’m afraid you’ll just have to use your imagination.  Think sparkle!  
  • I’ve been asked, “how do you get the fuller bow?”  No special tricks.  Just double the Linen Thread and tie your bow. Then add to your card with a Mini Glue Dot.


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Still Need a Catalog?  If you do not already have a demonstrator you work with request your complimentary Holiday and/or Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog today.

The Starter Kit is Always the Best Deal! Anytime your order is close to $99 or over you need to consider it.  You get $125 in product of your choice for just $99…AND the shipping is FREE. Plus you get a minimum 20% savings on purchases.

New 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live!

2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual CatalogClick to view online!

Want your own personal copy to drool over?Click to request!

FREE PRODUCT!  Who doesn’t love FREE product!  Host an event live or on Facebook and earn an extra $35!  This bonus also applies to online individual customer orders or I would be happy to place your order for you.

June Host Code


Use the June host code when ordering online ($50) and receive a free gift from me.

Love Today Planner Kit 

 Here’s a new product that I ordered today that I can’t wait to get my hands on.  I love planners!  How about you?

Eastern Palace Sunflower Card

How much fun is this card?  I love sunflowers…how about you?  They have a special meaning for me as every time I see one it causes me to stop and remember a special little boy.

If you know me, you know that I love clean and simple cards.  It’s my style for two reasons…one, I need for my card making to be quick!  If I have to spend too much time it just isn’t fun for me.  Are there many of you out there that feel the same?  And two, luckily, I love the look!

I’ve been playing with the Eastern Palace Suite for a couple of weeks now and though I love the entire suite I am crazy in love with the dies!   So I decided for stamp club this month they would get to make this fun clean and simple sunflower card.

  • The Eastern Palace die used for the petals is perfect for making sunflowers.  I use the Precision Plate and Die Brush for all my intricate dies now.  The Precision Plate helps to make deeper cuts so that all the intricate parts of the die are cut through.  Then the Die Brush with it’s mat make it so you don’t have to sit and poke all the little pieces out. These are must have tools if you are into intricate dies.
  • There are a number of wonderful sentiments in the Eastern Palace Stamp Set but I am loving the two curved ones so much!


The Eastern Palace Suite is so much fun. Today's card is a sunflower card made with one of the dies. I love this set the more I use it and see the possibilities.

  • Embossing folders are a great way to give your cards texture.  Here, the center of the sunflower is a 2″ circle that’s been embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  I’m sad to say that this folder was on the retiring list and has been sold out since I designed this card for my stamp club.  But, with all the embossing folders both new and old I’m sure there’s a folder that would still look great.
  • The little bee, if you are loving her, is one of the stamps in the Touches of Texture stamp set.  You do have to fussy cut her out but it’ s really easy to do if you have a pair of Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips.  They are so sharp and easy to use.

The Eastern Palace Suite is in the new annual catalog that will go live on June 1
but, you can get it now as an early release.
For details on each of the bundles, what Free Gifts
you get with each, and how to order click Here.

Hope you have a smile filled day today!  And while you are surfing on social media please visit me on Facebook.Pinterest and Instagram.  Links are at the very top of the side bar.  Plus, join my mailing list for free tutorials and updates.

Products used in today’s project:

Stampin’ Up! Updated Clearance Rack & Retiring List

It’s the Best Time to Shop for Crafting Supplies!

Have you checked out the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack? Time to stock up...even for the holiday!

The clearance rack was updated two weeks ago and there are still some awesome products available at great prices.  That’s right – bargain store prices for high quality Stampin’ Up! products.  It’s time to Stock Up!  Shop my Online Store Now!

Here’s a a cute case for holding your crafting supplies decorated with one of my favorite patterned papers – Petals & Paisleys.  This designer series paper is now 60% off!  Only $5.20!

Stock Up Now For Your Holiday Projects!

     Tin of Tags Project Kit – 60% Off!                         Stitched with Cheer Project Kit – 60% Off!

Tin of Tags - Incredible Sale! - Stock Up for the Holidays.

Don’t Forget to Check the Retiring List 

Stampin' Up!'s Retiring List is out with big discounts!

Lot’s of products at great prices.  Grab your In Color card stock before it’s gone for good!  Goodbye Mint Macaron…I have loved you so much!  And Watermelon Wonder…I’m going to miss you too.

Mint Macaron - my favorite color is on the retiring list! Don't miss out.

Beautiful You using Mint Macaron Card Stock and the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

Shop Retiring Products Now!

Contact Me For a Free 2017 -2018 Annual CatalogCatalog

There’s nothing better than sitting and perusing your very own Stampin’ Up! Catalog!  Making a wish list and dreaming about how you will use all the amazing products!  Ask me how I know!  If you would like a FREE copy and plan to place your order in my online store request it Here. The catalog will include some fun extras and a coupon for your first order.