Category Archives: 2014-2015 Catalog

A Happy Thing Stamp Set

A Happy Thing Stamp Set (Item 139131)

Earning the A Happy Thing Stamp Set during Sale-A-Bration is the most happy thing!Happy thing This decidedly cheerful stamp set uses line art imagery that’s perfect for coloring-pull out your Blendabilities or your Aqua Painters and let your inner artist go to work! The result? Gorgeous artwork that is deceptively easy.

In addition, I would like to also bring to your attention the beautiful Designer Paper, irresistably Yours. This paper is white on white with an embossed design that lends itself to sponging and brayering to add color to the paper. I used Lost lagoon to match some other Designer stack paper found in the main catalog. I actually earned the stamp set free when I purchased $50 of product during Sale-A-Bration.

Some items used with this card include:

Sale- A- Bration an Other Happenings

 

Get a Bundle When You Buy a Big Shot!!

Get a  Bundle When You Buy a Big Shot!!BS_US

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to purchase a Big Shot, that time is during the month of August and starts TODAY!  Now through August 31, you’ll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin’ Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That’s up to a $60 value absolutely free!

Run dies and folders through this machine to cut shapes and emboss. Cuts a variety of materials. Includes Standard Cutting Pads and Multipurpose Platform.

Purchase a Big Shot during the month of August and you’ll receive a FREE stamp and framelit bundle! Not only that, but for a limited time you’ll also receive a 15% discount on select bundles!

BIG SHOT FREE bundle choices are below.

Bundle Name Item # Stamp Name Framelit 15% OFF PRICE

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words

Clear-Mount Bundle

138920 Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Word Bubbles  $ 31.25

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words

Wood-Mount Bundle

138923 Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Word Bubbles  $ 33.75

Decorative Goodies

Clear-Mount Bundle

138921 Oh My Goodies Deco Labels Collection  $ 35.95

Decorative Goodies

Wood-Mount Bundle

138924 Oh My Goodies Deco Labels Collection  $ 42.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk

Clear-Mount Bundle

138922 Day of Celebration Chalk Talk  $ 37.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk

Wood-Mount Bundle

138925 Day of Celebration Chalk Talk  $ 43.25

Flowery Daydream

Clear-Mount Bundle

138910 Daydream Medallions Floral Collection  $ 45.75

Flowery Daydream

Wood-Mount Bundle

138911 Daydream Medallions Floral Collection  $ 54.25

Bright & Beautiful Stars

Clear-Mount Bundle

138200 Bright & Beautiful* Star  $ 43.95

Bright & Beautiful Stars

Wood-Mount Bundle

138644 Bright & Beautiful* Star  $ 50.75

* Stamp set in the upcoming 2014-15 holiday catalog

Do you already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount!

Watch this new Stampin’ Up! video of Big Shot Basics!

COMING SOON – AUGUST 28!  The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog will offer oodles of new stamps and Big Shot accessories that will make your heart skip a beat!

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Weekly Deals and So Much More!

 Weekly Deals and So Much More

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Here’s the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals …..

  • Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
    Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
    Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN
  • Silver 1/8″ Ribbon Item # 132137
    Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN
  • Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
    Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
    Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN
  • Retro Fresh This And That Journal Item # 132998
    Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN
  • Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152
    Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
    Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
  • Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
    Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN
  • Sweet Shop Kit – Digital Download Item # 129339
    Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Dear  Heart  Photopolymer  Stamp  Set

#138157 – Price: $25.95

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Christmas  Bliss

#138897 – Price: $15.95

I love that Stampin’ Up! is offering Christmas Bliss and Beauty of the Season  in July. It’s a fun, fresh Christmas set with a variety of greetings and styles. It has both images and sentiments, making it great for both cards and treat packaging. Whether you stick to using reds and greens, or you dabble with non-traditional holiday colors, you can’t go wrong with this cute set!

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Beauty of the Season

135776 Beauty of the Season wood mount stamp set
135779 Beauty of the Season clear mount stamp set 

 

Beauty of the Season
Beauty of the Season Holiday Catalog sneak Peek!

Buy 3 DSP Get One FreeWeekly Deals and More    Here's the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals .....  Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363  Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN  Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN Silver 1/8" Ribbon Item # 132137  Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN  Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001  Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN  Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN Retro Fresh This And That Journal Item # 132998  Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN  Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152  Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN  Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920  Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN  Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN Sweet Shop Kit - Digital Download Item # 129339  Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN  Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN Dear  Heart  Photopolymer  Stamp  Set  #138157 - Price: $25.95        Christmas  Bliss  #138897 - Price: $15.95  I love that Stampin’ Up! is offering Christmas Bliss in July. It’s a fun, fresh Christmas set with a variety of greetings and styles. It has both images and sentiments, making it great for both cards and treat packaging. Whether you stick to using reds and greens, or you dabble with non-traditional holiday colors, you can’t go wrong with this cute set!      I have all my Christmas in July projects filmed and ready to go on Chic n Clique ...but after seeing this stamp set I'm trying to figure out which project to switch out so I can use theChristmas Bliss Stamp Set!!  (Will think about that when I return from Convention.)  Buy 3 DSP Get One Free  Don't forget the entire month of July is buy three and get one free Designer Series Paper.

Don’t forget the entire month of July is buy three and get one free Designer Series Paper.

New items were added to the clearance rack this morning!

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Another Blendability Card, Weekly Deals and Free Designer Paper, Oh MY!

So many things to share today! Here is a sample of another Blendability Card using the RIck Razzleberry Blendabilities.

Using Daffodil Delight Cardstock layered with Moonlight DSP, this pretty Blended Bloomblended bloom/  blackberry bliss is accented with the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, Candy dots and Satin Ribbon . The Happy Birthday Banner is a simple  sentiment to finish off the scalloped edge. What is great is that all these materials are available at my store !! Technique Tip: Use the Color Lifter to create a lighter shade in the center of each petal.

Tearing the Moonlight Designer Stack Paper gives the card a more rustic look. Pairing the Rich Razzleberry with Daffodil delight gives the pop of colors a real statement! Lastly the three candy dots in the upper right corner fills the space to balance the design!

Weekly Deals & Free Designer Paper!

It’s back!  Buy 3 get one Free Designer Paper Sale!

Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs Get 1 Free. Shop now!

Go here to order.

Here is the scoop on the one month sale!

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you’re paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you’re paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 186 &187
  • Promotion Dates and Deadlines: July 1-31, 2014

These items do not qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
Item #
Description
Price
133698
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133699
Flashback Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133693
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133692
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133694
Park Lane Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133696
Maritime Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133695
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
$10.95
133700
Back to Black Designer Series Paper
$10.95

 

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BLENDABILITIES AVAILABLE JULY 1! Gail Etchie for GigiDesigns!

BLENDABILITIES  AVAILABLE ON JULY 1st!

Blendabilities available July 1st
                                                 The wait is over, Blendabilities available July 1st

The wait is over! WHOOT! WHOOT!  The following Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers and accessories will be available for customer purchase on Tuesday, July 1!  Each marker set assortment is a trio of coordinating shades (light to dark).  The six additional colors in the catalog (Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder)) will be released for customer purchase on Aug. 1. These are alcohol based markers that will take your coloring, blending and shading to a whole new level.

  • Coastal Cabana Assortment (131000)
  • Cherry Cobbler Assortment (130995)
  • Daffodil Delight Assortment (130998)
  • Old Olive Assortment (130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie Assortment (130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry Assortment (131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (set of 6, 129370))
  • Color Lifter (corrects coloring mistakes by lifting color from paper, 129369)
  • Memento Pad Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)
  • Memento Pad Tuxedo Black Ink Refill (133456)

I want you to have all 12 sets of colors, the Skin Tone Assortment, the Memento Tuxedo Black Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Refill and the Color Lifter Marker .  I know that to order all of these items in one shot would cost over $200 so I am offering you a Blendabilities Marker Club.

The Blendabilities Marker Club will last for five months and by the end of the fifth month, you will have received the following:

*12 sets of Stampin’ Blendabilties Markers in these Stampin’ Up! Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake
*Set of six Skin Tones
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Refill- this pad is a must have as other inks will bleed with alcohol base markers.  StazOn will not work with alcohol based markers.
*Color Lifter Marker – removes color to aid in shading and corrects some mistakes .

The Club will last for five months and the monthly fee is only $40. 00 a month which includes all shipping charges.  This is a GREAT deal for you.

Please email me to reserve your spot in the club.

Breakdown of what you will recieve each month: *BONUS – FREE Blended Bloom Single Stamp (if you already have this, you can choose another product for the same price) in your first package PLUS each month, you will also receive a FREE supply kit consisting of two card bases, two Whisper White mats and two feet of coordinating ribbon for each color you receive that month with the exception of the Skin Tones.

Month 1 – Memento Tuxedo Black Pad, Color Lifter Marker, two sets of Blendabilites Markers, Stamp Blended Bloom Stamp, Supply Kit
Month 2 – Set of six Skin Tones, one set of Blendabilities Markers, Free Supply Kit
Month 3 – Three sets of Blendabilities Markers, Free Supply Kit
Month 4 – Three sets of Blendabilities Markers, Free Supply Kit
Month 5 – Three sets of Blendabilities Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Refill, Free Supply Kit

After the 5th month, you will have all the Blendabilities products shown on page 212 and the Blended Bloom Stamp.

Availability Dates-
July 1st 
Cherry Cobbler #130995
Coastal Cabana #131000
Daffodil Delight #130998
Old Olive #130999
Pumpkin Pie #130997
Rich Razzleberry #131003
Skin Tone Assortment #129370
Memento Ink Pad  #132708
Memento Ink Refill #133456
Color Lifter #129369

August 1st
Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smoky Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131002

The club starts in July and I need your confirmation and billing information by July 6th.  Shipments depend on the availability of the products.  If an item is on backorder, you will receive it as soon as I can get it to you.

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What’s Your Type Meets Work of Art Card!

Taking stock in the  stamp sets you have and using them together is a stamping smart idea.  In today’s card,  that is exactly what has happened . What’s Your Type Meets Work of Art! is a perfect example of how to marry two sets without too much worry that their pairing will not work. Using primary colors makes this card crisp and clean for any occasion. What's Your Type Meets Work of ArtAdding some glimmer paper gives the card the pick me up it needs to stand out .

Supplies used for this card include the following:

INKS:   Night of Navy, Real RedWIld Wasabi, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight

PAPERS: Hello Honey Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper Red Glimmer Paper

ACCESSORIES: Hello Honey,  Satin Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Owl Punch, Champagne Glimmer Paper

CARD HOW TO: One third up your Very Vanilla card layer of 51/2″ x 4″, stamp your boat bottom using the solid half -circle from the What’s your Type Photo- polymer Stamp Set.

Taking the wavy stamp from Work of Art, stamp over the bottom of the boat one then move down and without re-inking stamp off a second  time to create the waves.

Leaving a little space from the flat side of the half – cirlce stamp the sail with the solid triangle, WIth a ruler and black pen, offset the mast and add a glimmer paper punched star and heart  to the mast and boat.

Punch a tiny flag with the Banner Punch and add another Glimmer Heart punched with the Owl Punch.

Using the colors of Night of Navy, Real Red, WIld Wasabi, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, use the Work of Art stamp to create your rainbow.

Add the sentiment of choice and a ribbon tied in a knot of Hello Honey,  embellishewith the star from the  Itty Bitty Accents Punch out of Champagne Glimmer Paper and your work of Art is complete

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All Boxed Up: Making Gusseted Bags that Stand Alone or on a Card!!

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For You Gusseted Bag stand on its own for a little treat, gift card etc!

Want a new spin on an old technique? How about making some small gusseted bags that can be used on their own or added to a card . People on the receiving end will be quite surprised to have a different use for their little bags .

This fun project can begin with one piece of the Moonlight Paper Stack that contains 48 , 12 double-sided designed sheets of 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ , acid free lignin paper or from your own DSP paper choice cut in the same dimensions.

Making a gusseted bag  is very simple. Follow these simple directions and embellish to your liking.

Template for Gusseted Bag
Template for Gusseted Bag

How to Make a Gusseted Bag: 

Begin with a piece of DSP paper of your choice and cut at 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ .

Score on the long side at 1″, 1 1/2 “, 2″ ,4″, 41/4″, 5”. (Hint when a tutorial says long side it means you place the paper with the long side at the top of your scoring board which means the short side is adjacent to the left hand ruler on your board.)

Score the short side at 1″ on one side.(Hint: that becomes part of your closing tab. )

Once every score line is in place, cut up one inch on the ends and leave the middle to apply tape that will eventually close your bag when folded.

The folds are Valley , Mountain, Valley on the left and Valley Mountain, valley on the right. These folds become the gusset. Make your folds and adhere the bag together .

To add a little pazazz , you can use an edge punch to create a decorative edge to the  top of the bag.

You can get a wow card effect when adding a little bag to an actual card.

Gusseted bag added to a cardbase
Adding a gusseted bag to a card
Supplies Used Include:
STAMPS: Everyday Wishes

INKS/ Markers:  Crushed Curry,  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Jet Black Stazon Ink

PAPERS: Hello Honey Very Vanilla,  Moonlight DSP, Lost Lagoon

ACCESSORIES: Hello Honey,   Satin Ribbon, Subtles Candy DOts

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What’s Your Type, Another Try!

Ok so I need to use my Thing-a -ma- Jig in order to get the text of this card perfectly straight. Instead, I definitely have a homemade effect with the downwards curve of my letters.  All in all, a “thx” is a  “thanks”, no matter what!

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Here is another attempt at using the new What’s Your Type stamp set. While it  does have a learning curve, it was not that difficult to stamp.

Hint: Try using Post- It notes to help mask off the two vertical lines in “HI” when connecting them with the horizontal thin lines to get that perfect “H”! To achieve this be sure not to have the post it strip wider than the first verticle line or the horizontal line will not gconnect the two straight lines ( H)  Also to achieve the background on this card I used the Gorgeous Grunge in one color going horizontally and another color in the palette vertically, to achieve a plaid effect.

Papers:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Moonlight

Inks: Tangerine Twist, Momento Black, Hello Honey , Tempting Turquoise

Stamps Sets: What’s Your Type, Gorgeous Grunge

Embellishments : 1/4″ Cotton RIbbon, Hello Honey Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon

It is still not too late to join my team for only $50 ( this price only good until June 30)

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And so not forget this week’s deals 

weekly deals June 17-23
weekly deals June 17-23

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What’s Your Type?

Do you remember when you first learned to read and write? I know it was a long time ago. You would sound out those symbols and make sense out of them one letter at a time.

You'll have so much fun creating your own alphabet and other designs with the What's Your Type photopolymer set. It's a unique way to spell it all out or keep it vague--your choice.
You’ll have so much fun creating your own alphabet and other designs with the What’s Your Type photopolymer set. It’s a unique way to spell it all out or keep it vague–your choice.

What’s Your Type is a stamp set that does just that. It includes many  shapes and sizes  of  Photopolymer Stamps . Stamp it solid or lined to get the finished product you want. Whatever your type, it is up to you. Your imagination will get you to that place you want to be.

What is nice about this stamp set is that you can actually see where you are stamping in order to make sense out of the numerous  simple designs in the set.  Simple lines, and shapes of triangles, circles and squiggles lend themselves to your imagination and what you think you can make them into.

Today’s card was my first attempt at using the new What’s Your Type stamp set. While it  does have a learning curve, it was not that difficult to stamp. Hint: try using Post- It notes to help mask off the two vertical lines in “HI” when connecting them with the horizontal thin lines to get that perfect “H”!

What's Your Type, Hi!
What’s Your Type, Hi!

Papers:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bemuda Bay, Moonlight

Inks: Tangerine Twist, Momento Black, Hello Honey , Tempting Tourquiose

 

Stamps Sets: What’s Your Type, Gorgeous Grunge

Embellishments : 1/4″ Cotton RIbbon, Hello Honey Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits

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