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Stampin' Up! goes on sale for 6 days!
Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS
- Brads and Buttons
- Cards and Envelopes
- Designer Series Paper
- Embossing material
- Specialty Paper
- Washi Tape
STAMPS & KITS
- Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymer)
- Project kits
- Card kits
- Kit refills
- Memories & More
- Punch box kits
TOOLS & INK
- Cutting tools
- Embossing folders
- Framelits and Thinlits
- Ink Pads
- Ink refills
- Scoring Tools
- Stamp blocks and cases
Items can only be ordered at the discount price on the allocated days and some stock is limited and may have the discount code switched off before the end of it's 48 hour period if stock runs short.
Yes, this does mean that if you order on from all 3 sales, you will be ordering on 3 different days, and have 3 lots of postage to pay - no different from ordering from Amazon or Craft-on-Line 3 days in a row!
However, if you include this hostess code in your online orders UFATACBY you will qualify for extra gifts from me! And if you normally email your orders to me for processing and pick them up from me, then your postage cost will be no different from every other order you ever place - 5%. (And you'll still get extra hostess gifts from me for ordering during this time).
On top of that - don't forget I am celebrating my 11th Stampin' Anniversary and am offering an $11 gift pack to everyone who places an order with $111 of product before November 30th!
(See those details here).
So many reasons to stock up your Stampin' Up! supplies this weekend and into next week!
Cardmaking made even easier!
So excited at On Stage last weekend to learn that (sadly) Stampin' Up! will not be producing new Wood Mount stamps anymore, goodbye to the beautiful hickory wood blocks,
To a fantastic new cling label that makes our lovely red rubber stamps stick intensely to our clear blocks or our Stamparatus plates. So very exciting!
Here's a very funny sneak peek of the new Cling Stamps in the very scientific SU! Research and Development lab, and below that I have made a video of how to put your labels on your new cling stamps.
Click either picture to go to the video - the top one is Stampin' Up! showing you the cling stamps, the one below is me showing you how to put the labels on! Enjoy!
Cling stamps will be available in the new Occasions Catalogue during Sale-a-bration at the start of 2019. Or if you want to get your hands on some earlier, join my team during December and get some in your starter kit with the Demonstrator only pre-order. Non-Starter Kit December demonstrator orders also qualify for Sale-a-bration free stamps a month ahead of everyone else!
Want to know more? Contact me today.
Can you believe it's 11 years today since I joined Stampin' Up!
Happy anniversary to me!
There are also 11 business days left in November and we still have the sublimely beautiful Snowflake Showcase products on sale this month only.
Soooooo to celebrate my 11th Anniversary, over the next 11 business days (and all the weekend days in between) I am giving away a Snowflakes and Stars Wire Elements plus Joyous Noel 6"x 6" glimmer paper pack worth $11 for every order of Snowflake Showcase (or any other product order) totalling over $111.00.
If you order online via my shop, your GIFT will be sent separately. If you place your order direct with me your GIFT will come in your order. Happy Anniversary!!
Gift Packs made up with these items :
So let me run that by you again . . . Place an order of $111.00 of any Stampin' Up! products (or especially the Snowflake Showcase!!) before the end of November and receive a gorgeous $11 gift from me which includes a selection of divine Copper Wire snowflakes and Stars and beautiful Glimmer Paper.
Don't forget, the Snowflake Showcase products will not be available after 30th November.
Happy Stampin' Anniversary Shopping!! Click on any of the images to go to my Online Shop, or send me a message if you normally get me to place your order for you.
When You Don't Want Your Card Making to Take Hours . . .
I would be the first person to say I never make single layer cards, that a card doesn't look "finished" if the images and embellishments are just on the base card.
But then I look back through my creations or through the samples in the Stampin' Up! catalogue and I realise there are lots of beautiful cards where the base card has been stamped and minimal embellishments or layers have been added.
I can tell you one thing! It sure works out more economically and usually a lot faster!
And when I say economically, that's because it's the ideal time for using up some of those scraps in your unfinished projects basket.
With all the projects I did earlier in the year, I had lots of scraps of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.
I look at what colours are in the paper and pull out coordinating card bases and in this case Basic Black which is an amazing mat layer for this paper as it really ties in with the patterened paper but also makes the small layers pop off the card.
The Love What You Do stamp set from the same Product Suite coordinates so well with the paper, so I also pulled that out, along with the same ink pad colours I had selected for the card stock. I also gathered some leftover embellishments from the same Product Suite - in this case labels from the Share What You Love embellishment kit and some Pearlised Doilies.
These designs really are so simple and fast to make, and yet I think they look lovely and would be thrilled if I found one in my mailbox!
If you'd like to add any of these supplies to your stash, click on the thumbnail below.
Simple Cardmaking Ideas
The Tailored Tag punch makes it simple to create a very eye-catching Quilt Pattern design on your Christmas cards using Designer Series Paper - in this case, Under The Mistletoe DSP from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.
And what's more - you can punch out dozens of the elongated hexagons in a very short time, so it's perfect for your Christmas card production line.
This first photo shows the fun I had coming up with a design for our Christmas in July class. It got better!
I loved making the samples using the new Designer Series Paper, but when it came to prepping for the actual event, because of the timing of the event vs when the new catalogue started, vs me coming back from Italy and then going to Alaska . . . I decided to use up a heap of This Christmas DSP that was already in my stash from last year! It meant changing from Real Red to Cherry Cobbler, and from Shaded Spruce to Garden Green, but I think the design still works just as well.
At the event we had several card making stations, so for each of the projects I prepared a 12"x 12" board with some basic instructions to help less experienced people get through.
It was also a great opportunity to use up heaps of that excess Cherry Cobbler ribbon I seem to have accumulated, and to use those beautiful wooden snowflakes which I was storing for "one of these days".
I'm certain all of us have Christmas paper, ribbon and embellishments in our stash that need to be used up not hoarded?
If you go ahead and make some cards like these ones, I would love to see them!
Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Ideas
Are you a person who likes to make dozens of Christmas cards to send out to your loved ones, or even to give to charity or to send out to a worthy cause?
When November clicks onto the calendar, it's quickly getting to be that crazy time of year when your realise if you're going to get started, it better be now!
Over the next little while I'm going to share some of our projects from Christmas in July (and since then) including many of the details of how they were created. Hopefully this will inspire you to get started, or get on with it!
One thing I love is a good production line!
But not too many fancy steps, and not too many cards.
There's nothing worse than coming up with a design which includes colouring and fussy cutting, cutting all the card stock to make 100, and then realising what a massive task you've got before you! If you're going to do a production line, keep it to 15-20 cards and have more easy layers rather than lots of colouring or fussy cutting.
Pre-cutting the pieces like this also means making it very transportable. If you are going away for a weekend, or going to watch the boys play cricket, you can easily pop all the bits into one small plastic tub and take it with you to do some assembling! My dear friend Wendy Costa-Davis is an expert at this, preparing in advance so she can complete dozens of cards when she is away on craft retreat weekends.
My most excellent Stampin' Up! buddy, Michelle Corbett designed this sweet and simple Christmas Card for our classes at the Stitches and Craft Into Christmas Show at the Royal Exhibition Building last November. It was a great one to revamp for Christmas in July.
It uses the Painted Harvest stamp set which is not a Christmas stamp set so it gives you a great variation for how to use the sunflower stamp, and we used up a stack of last years' In Color Designer Series Paper in the gorgeous Tranquil Tide which is a perfect darker Christmas green.
The card also uses Cherry Cobbler ink, the Every Day Label Punch and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set. A very simple and yet effective card.
I'm sure you have several of these items in your craft collection. Why not have a go at a card like this today?
I'll be back with more of our Christmas projects before you know it! See you then!
Card Making Made Easy
So far everyone I know is LOVING the Stamparatus!
A while ago I shared this post about the Stamparatus Slap technique.
Here's another sample I did using the same technique, but inking up the stamp direct to rubber with the Stampin' Write Markers instead of the Stampin' Spots.
How beautiful and soft and watercoloury do the flowers come up with this technique? I love this!
Did you know there are brand new Stamparatus accessories available in my online store?
Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the items in detail and order today.