Monday, December 2, 2013

Best of 25 Years

Stampin' Up! has been THE go to source for quality rubber stamps for more than two decades now...can you believe it? In January we rolled out the Best of 25 Years Celebration, and this is really a big deal; SU! has never done something like this before. These stamps were retired, which means no longer available! With this special promotion a few favorites from the past have been re-released in small collections. Each month a different offering was released in the clear mount option for $14.95. Here we are in the the last month of 2013, and yesterday this final set was released for December!

The Best of Sale-a-Bration!! Pretty floral stamps; I remember Delight in Life and the Bliss image. LOVE them!!

All of these sets will remain available through March 31, 2014, and if you purchase 6 sets, you qualify for a FREE stamp set of your choice valued at $14.95. This free set must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.

Each set comes with a collectors card that has a place for a "25" sticker you will have in your set (it's among the stamp image labels) and you mail it in once you get 6!

Here's a look back at all the Best of sets released this year...

January 2013 - Best of Birthdays

February 2013 - Best of Love

March 2013 - Best of Flowers

April 2013 - Best of Butterflies

May 2013 - Best of Brides & Babies

June 2013 - Best of Greetings

July 2013 - Best of Shelli

August 2013 - Best of Halloween

September 2013 - Best of Autumn

October 2013 - Best of Christmas

November 2013 - Best of Snow

December 2013 - Best of Sale-a-Bration

Make sure you get yours before it's too late! The deadline to order is March 31, 2014.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale - Up to 50% Off

It's time for online holiday shopping! It's like Black Friday for 13 days, and no standing in line! 
You can get incredible discounts, up to 50% OFF on some of your favorite goodies!!! To see this list with a catalog reference, you can download and print this .PDF. You can also click on any of the % off headers below to see the items listed online!

These items 30% Off - TODAY (11/20) ONLY:

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $20.97
125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $8.37
131264 Many Marvelous Markers $76.97

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20% Off Items:

136531 Season of Style This and That Bundle [English] $21.44
Season of Style This and That Journal, Naughty and Nice This and That Rotary Stamp, Season of Style This and That Designer Stickers, & Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags
136553 Season of Style This and That Bundle [French] $21.44
Season of Style This and That Journal, Naughty and Nice This and That Rotary Stamp, Season of Style This and That Designer Stickers, & Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags
136532 Gift Giving Bundle $5.96
Pretty Presents Designer Tags & Decorative Window Gift Boxes
136533 Metallic Ink Pad Bundle $15.92
Gold Metallic Encore Pad & Silver Metallic Encore Pad
132544 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors $3.96
132259 Seasonal Stripes 8" x 8" Designer Ring Album $11.96
136534 In Color Embellishments Bundle $13.52
In Color Boutique Details & In Color Dahlias 

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25% Off Items:

129383 Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders $5.96
127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies $18.71
130921 Squares Collection Framelits Dies $20.21
130911 Circles Collection Framelits Dies $20.21
 130102 Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies $18.71
129405 Petite Curly Label Punch $9.71
127019 Large Scallop Edgelits Die $5.96
130920 Artisan Label Punch $11.96
126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack $5.96
127857 Festive Paper-Piercing Pack $5.96
129387 Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack $5.96

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30% Off Items:

130129 Etcetera Designer Series Paper $7.67
129953 Brights Core’dinations Cardstock $16.77
131528 Note Card Envelopes $3.85
124005 Silver Glimmer Paper $3.47
132186 Pretty Presents Designer Bows $2.77
129957 2012-2014 In Color Core’dinations Cardstock $8.37
129956 Neutrals Core’dinations Cardstock $23.95 $16.77
129954 Subtles Core’dinations Cardstock $23.95 $16.77
130140 Soho Subway Designer Series Paper $10.95 $7.67
132148 Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments $5.95 $4.17
132179 Pretty Presents Designer Tags $1.75
129955 Regals Core’dinations Cardstock $16.77
127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $5.95 $4.17

125585 Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details $2.50 $1.75
136535 Very Merry Framelits Bundle [c] $30.03
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits
136536 Very Merry Framelits Bundle [w] $34.93
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits
136630 Lot Framelits Étiquettes festives [c, French] $30.03
Jeu d’estampes Étiquettes festives et poinçons Framelits Cadres ornementaux
136638 Paquete Very Merry Framelits [c, Spanish] $30.03
Set de sello para etiqueta Very Merry & colección de etiquetas decorativas Framelits
136538 Very Merry Curly Punch Bundle [c, English] $21.63
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set & Petite Curly Label Punch 
136539 Very Merry Curly Punch Bundle [w] $26.53
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set &a Petite Curly Label Punch
136634 Lot Framelits Very Merry [c, French] $21.63
Jeu d’estampes Very Merry Tags et poinçons Framelits Cadres ornementaux
136639 Paquete de perforador ondeado Very Merry [c, Spanish] $21.63
Set de sello para etiqueta Very Merry & pequeño perforador ondulado para etiqueta 

136540 Very Merry Artisan Punch Bundle [c] $23.73
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set & Artisan Label Punch  
136541 Very Merry Artisan Punch Bundle [w] $28.63
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set & Artisan Label Punch 
136635 Lot perforatrice Étiquette artisanale et Étiquettes festives[c. French]  $23.73
Very Merry Tag Stamp Set & Artisan Label Punch 
136640 Paquete de perforador artesanal Very Merry [c, Spanis ] $23.73
Set de sello para etiqueta Very Merry & Perforador para etiqueta artesanal
136542 Wonderful Wreath Bundle [w] $27.23
Wonderful Wreath Stamp Set & Circles Collection Framelits Dies
136543 Morning Post Bundle [c] $30.03
Morning Post Numbers Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies 
136544 Cycle Celebration Bundle [c] $29.33
Cycle Celebration Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies 
136545 Cycle Celebration Bundle [w] $32.83
Cycle Celebration Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies
136642 Paquete Cycle Celebration [c, Spanish] $29.33
Set de sello Cycle Celebration& molde para etiquetas decorativas de la colección Framelits
136546 It's a Wrap Occasions Bundle [c] $23.03
It’s a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set & Petite Curly Label Punch

136547 It's a Wrap Occasions Bundle [w] $28.63
It’s a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set & Petite Curly Label Punch 
136636 Lot It’s a Wrap [c, French] $23.03
Jeu d’estampes It’s a Wrap à montage en bois et perforatrice Étiquette bouclée Petite 
136641 Paquete It's a Wrap Occasions [c, Spanish] $23.03
Set de sello It’s a wrap Occasions & pequeño perforador ondulado para etiqueta 
136548 Friendship Preserves Bundle [c] $17.43
Friendship Preserves & Festive Paper- Piercing Pack  
36549 Friendship Preserves Bundle [w] $20.93
Friendship Preserves & Festive Paper- Piercing Pack
136637 Lot Friendship Preserves [c, French] $17.43
Jeu d’estampes Friendship Preserves et lot de planches pour perforations Festivités

134767 Be Merry Stamp Set [c] $6.27
134777 Magical Season Stamp Set [c] $4.17
134779 Wonderful Blessing Stamp Set [c] $6.27
134811 Prince of Peace Stamp Set [c] $4.87
131805 Joyful Christmas Stamp Set [c] $11.87
130622 Label Love Stamp Set [c, English] $12.57
131634 Jeu d’estampes Label Love [c, French] $12.57
131697 Set de sello Label Love [c, Spanish] $12.57
131775 Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set [c] $11.87
131793 Christmas Messages Stamp Set [c] $14.67
126707 Sassy Salutations Stamp Set [c] $12.57

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40% Off Items:

136550 Digital Pocket Cards Bundle $19.05
Happy Things Pocket Cards, Rise & Shine Pocket Cards, This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards, Chillin Out Pocket Cards, and Simply Life Photo Templates
136551 Digital Stamp Brush Sets Bundle $24.39
Hugs & Wishes, Notably Ornate, Frame It, Decorative Overlays, Empire Alphabet, Hawaii Papaya, and Tape It Stamp Brush Sets 
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $5.37
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $5.37
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $5.37
126848 Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $5.37
126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $5.37
132290 Sweet Pressed Cookie Handle $3.57
132291 Special Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps $6.57
132292 Holiday Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps $6.57
134771 Joy and Love Stamp [c] $4.17
134769 Cheers Stamp [c] $3.57
132745 Fun with Christmas Stamp Set [c] $7.77
133488 Best of Shelli Stamp Set [c] $8.97

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50% Off Items:

127845 Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details $1.25
133450 Show & Tell 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set $6.98
133481 Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set $6.98
129090 A Round Array Stamp Set [c, English] $7.48
131616 Jeu d’estampes A Round Array [c, French] $7.48
131682 Un set de estampillas de variedad total [c, Spanish] $7.48
133452 Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set $6.98

Again, if you would prefer to have a printable list with page reference numbers, I gottcha covered! ;)
Holiday Sale Flyer

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Card Overload

I was so immersed in Halloween projects and decorations (Just barely got them all put away) that I haven't been in the mood to share Christmas cards yet. But I have made a few so far, and I guess it's time to start sharing! My Stamp Club members requested we start holiday card making last month, so two of the October projects were Christmas cards...

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Christmas Messages
Ink - Real Red, Whisper White
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Whisper White
Other - Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments, Stampin' Dimensionals, Woodgrain and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape 

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Christmas Messages
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Paper - VeryVanilla, Gumball Green, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
Other - Glod Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Chalk Talk Framelits, Glue Dot, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder,  Stampin' Dimensionals,

This month we are making two more cards, and the ever popular "Snowman Soup!" ;) Here's the featured technique for November, salted watercolor. I really like using salt to create a unique came out so cool!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Festive Flurry, Greeting of the Season
Ink - Bermuda Bay, VersaMark
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White
Other - White Embossing Power, Color Spritzer filled with 7 drops Bermuda Bay Reinker and water, "Chunky" Salt (I rinsed rock salt and used that), Festive Flurry Framelits, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

I have been having a blast with my Magnetic Platform, it is such a lifesaver. The snowflake above was pretty tricky and I cannot imagine having only a post it note to hold it in place while running it through my BigShot!!

These are from the last two Stamp 'N Share meetings. This is a quarterly event when I get together with my downline. We talk about Stampin' Up! play a game, give awards and at the end of the evening is always a make-n-take!
We did the pretty Poinsettia card all the way back in August!! and on Nov 1st wowed everyone with Lovely as a Tree and Dazzling Diamonds!
Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Joyful Christmas
Ink - Real Red...or was it Cherry Cobbler? lol
Paper - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other - Clear Embossing Powder, Sponges, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages
Ink - Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Paper - Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Naturals White, Whisper White
Other - Dazzling Diamonds, Heat 'n Stick Powder, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

A great way to do a bunch of cards quickly is with the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit. It comes with the Components pictured below to make 8 cards. Item # 132158 in the Holiday Catalog.

You'll need the Merry Little Christmas stamp set, and some ink too. I've done two versions (subtle difference).

With Christmas approaching so soon, I am also hosting a Stamp-a-Stack Event in a couple of weeks. We'll be making, you guessed it,  three more Christmas cards for anyone who'd like to come and make a total of 12. It's always nice to actually get these puppies in the mail on time! I hope to have them finished this week so I can share them before the weekend.

Stay crafty my friends!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Not Just for Thanksgiving

I really LOVE this stamp set, Harvest of Thanks! It has 4 stamps with a distressed look...which I adore!! Since 2 of the images are simply "thanks" and "gratitude" it has some versatility. I made the card below back in September when I first got the set from the Holiday Catalog, and also incorporated the single stamp Magnificent Maple so I could add some Fall color with leaves.

Colors: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke

Today I wanted to experiment with a different color scheme, something that could be masculine, and not necessarily Fall or Thanksgiving related. Here's what I came up with...

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Harvest of Thanks
Ink - Island Indigo, Calypso Coral
Paper - Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper
Other - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips 

And let me also say how much I am in love with my Magnetic Platform! I didn't have one yet when I made the Fall card, but I ordered one last month and have used it many times already (stay tuned for Christmas Card Overload). It makes using the Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits so easy!!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cut & Ready!

Through December 31, we're offering a product on a trial basis, Cut & Ready Card Bases. These card bases are pre-scored and pre-cut making it easy to create multiple cards in no time. Imagine this . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more lickety split!

The Perfect Holiday Solution

You'll save work and time not having to cut and score cards-even if you're simply making a card or two. They come in sets of 20 in some of the best color choices.

Made from Stampin' Up!'s high-quality cardstock!
They are available in a variety of colors for any occasion or creative whim. To make it even easier to get those holiday cards done, these colors coordinate with the holiday catalog Designer Series Papers.

The Details
Each Card Base package contains:
  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color
  • Each card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"-scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". (Card Bases are packaged flat.)

Description Item Number Price
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases 135804 $4.95
Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases 135805 $4.95
Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases 135806 $4.95
Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases 135807 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases 135808 $4.95
Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases 135809 $4.95
Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases 135810 $4.95

Pssst....don't forget the envelopes! ;)
  • Clear Medium Envelopes (item 102619)
  • Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (item 107297)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (item 107300)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (item 107301)
Shop online and get yours now:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cheaper than Dirt

If you are a paper crafting junkie, addicted to Stampin' Up! like myself, you might be excited to know there is a special to join going on through Monday 10/21/2013. For $25 you can join my group, Crafty Friends Forever (My CFFs) and as a demonstrator you will also have special perks!

  • You get to select up to $26.95 in merchandise for your $25;
  • You'll receive a special Bi-Monthly Magazine with unique tips and tricks for better crafting;
  • 30% OFF FIRST ORDER --if you place an order of at least $150 within 45 days, you will get 30% off AND hostess rewards!!!  This is a great chance to stock up.  AND, if you place this order within 30 days you also will get a FREE stamp set of your choice from the catalog!!!!  (redeemable in December); 
  • 20% off all other orders while you remain active;
  • Advance notice of new catalogs and some promotions;
  • The ability to pre-order items before customers can;
  • You also receive 8 catalogs, order forms and and other business supplies;
  • An open invitation to our Quarterly Stamp 'N Share, and annual Pizza and PJ's Crop Night;
  • ABSOLUTELY NO RISK OR OBLIGATION!!!  If you do nothing else, the Stampin' Up! security team will not come take your free goodies back!
  • Minimum sales requirement is just $300 by March 30, 2014!! 
Once a demonstrator, YOU can choose if you want to do anything as one or not. You may choose to purchase for yourself at the discount.You may choose to do some parties, classes, events and make a little money. Or, you may be looking for a fun, flexible, part-time job--this is the best one in the world!!!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Beautifully Bundled

No, I'm not talking about babies, but I think you're going to like these bundles too! ;) There are many different tools that work with specific stamp sets, and some of them are available in BUNDLES to save you at least 15%! Several items in the main catalog, a few that have been offered only online, and some new ones in the Holiday Catalog. Bountiful bundles!!lol

Today a new bundle was announced, Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags!!
Available through December 31, 2013.

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set - 134623 $13.95

Items are available separately, but you can get this stamp set along with 70+ gift tags for $19.95 or for $5 more, get the "starter" bundle which includes ink and a clear "C" block 
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle - 135921 $19.95
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle - 135290 $24.95

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I'm also posting all the bundles we offer. I hope this will help you identify these options and make your life a little easier when placing an order. The headers will link you to the online store with all options for that category, but I've also given you page numbers to reference in your catalog!


Mosaic Madness Bundle - Page 123
Mosaic Madness Clear Bundle - 132733 $29.50
Mosiac Madness Wood Bundle - 132734 $36.50

Mosiac Madness - punch page 180
The Six-Sided Sampler Bundle - Page 125
Clear Mount Bundle - 132724 $29.50
Wood Mount Bundle - 132725 $36.50


Six-Sided Sampler - Hexagon punch page 180
Label Love Bundle - Page 32
Clear Mount Bundle - 132722 $28.75 
Wood Mount Bundle - 132723 $34.75 

Label Love Bundle – Artisan Punch page181
Flower Shop Stamp Set and Pansy Punch - Page 96
Clear Mount Bundle - 132726 $28.75
Wood Mount Bundle - 132727 $33.95


Flower Shop - Pansy Punch page183
Chalk Talk stamp set and Chalk Talk Framelits Dies - Page 12
Clear Mount Bundle - 132730 $37.25
Wood Mount Bundle - 132731 $43.25

Chalk Talk Bundle – framelits page 187
Backyard Basics Stamp Set and Framelits Dies - Page 79
Clear Mount Bundle - 132728 $33.95
Wood Mount Bundle - 132729 $33.95 

Backyard Basics - framelits page187

Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp and coordinating Embossing Folder - Page 83
Clear Mount Bundle - 132985 $18.50
Wood Mount Bundle - 132735 $21.95   

Wildflower Meadow - embossing folder page191

Beautifully Baroque Stamp and Embossing Folder - Page 113

132732 Beautifully Baroque/embossing folder page 191
Tag a Bag Gift bags and accessories in a bundle - Page 158
Tag a Bag Bundle - 131371 $9.95

Tag A Bag Gift Boxes and Accessories - Page 158

Tag A Box Bundle - 131372 $12.50
Clear Block Bundles - Page 196

Clear Block Starter Bundle (Blocks C, D, H) - 129851 $19.95

Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) - 118491 $66.95


Show &Tell Bundle
  • Show & Tell 1 stamp Set
  • Show & Tell 2 Stamp Set 
  • Seeing the Possibilities Online Class

Show &Tell
Show & Tell 2

Seeing The Possibilities/Show & Tell - 134533 $35.95
What to Washi Card Kit and Digital Class Download
  • 7 PDF documents
  • 2 Instructional Videos
  • 4 pkgs of Washi Tape (3 rolls per pkg)
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

Save 40% -134743 $36.95


Thankful single stamp set and Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit - Page 18

Be Very Merry single stamp set and Snowflake Season Simply Sent - Page 26

 Merry Little Christmas stamp set and Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit - Page 27

Festive Flurry stamp set and Festive Flurry Framelits Dies - Page 30

Christmas Collectibles stamp set and Christmas Ornament Punch - Page 35

Morning Post stamp set and Mini Muslin Bags - Page 36

Tags 4 You stamp set and Label Bracket Punch - Page 37

Hope this is helpful to you, please leave me a comment if you like. I love hearing from my readers! :)

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