VIDEO SNEAK PEEK: 2018 Occasions Catalog Pre-Order

Check out the 2018 Occasions Catalog Items Available Starting January 3!

Today I have a sneak peek of some of the amazing items available in the 2018 Occasions Catalog which will be available starting January 3, UNLESS you are a Demonstrator, in which case, you can order starting December 1. Yet another perk of being a Demonstrator, so if you like perks, then contact me today to sign up. Anyhoo, I cannot share the inside of the catalog until January 3, but I CAN share the items I ordered. This is by no means all the items available in the Occasions Catalog, just the first batch of what I couldn’t live without. 

Also, mark your calendars because of the biggest event of the year, Sale-A-Bration starts January 3 as well. You can view some of the items you can get for FREE with a qualifying order!  Check back here for more details in the next week.

 

 
 
 

 

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Stampin Blends How-To

I am so excited about Stampin Blends and I wanted to share these “How To” videos that Stampin’ Up created to teach us all how to get the most out of these amazing new tools! 

Just a reminder, if you would like to see the catalog and get all the details, click here.

Here is more info about the Stampin Blends colors.

Finally! As promised, here are the videos:

 

Stampin’ Blends: Feature and Benefits

Stampin’ Blends: The Basics of Blending

Stampin’ Blends: Using Color and Skin Tone

 

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Video Sneak Peek: NEW Painted Harvest Bundle in Holiday Catalog

Get Exclusive Look at the NEW Painted Harvest Set in Holiday Catalog Available Sept. 1!

 

Welcome to the Stamptastical Holiday Catalog Preview Week! This week we will be showcasing some of the exciting new stamps, dies, bundles, papers and embellishments in the new Holiday Catalog that is available this Friday, September 1!  Today’s featured stamp set is the Painted Harvest stamp set. You can view the new Holiday Catalog online starting this Friday, September 1 so check back here and I’ll have it for you then. If you would like a copy mailed to you, click here and I’d be so happy to send you one! 

The Painted Harvest stamp set is a wonderful watercolor floral image that uses a technique called two-step stamping.  The sentiments are perfect for thank you cards, Thanksgiving or just because, and the images allow you to play with a variety of floral colors and combinations for all season. Even though this stamp set is in the Holiday Catalog, the images really work all year long.   Scroll down to check out the video below to get a closer look at the Painted Harvest stamp set and learn how two-step stamping works:


 

 

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Video Tutorial: Beautiful You Z-Fold Card

 

Today I have a Stamptastical video tutorial on how to make a Z-Fold card featuring Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful You and Big On Birthdays stamp sets and Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (which was on the Retiring List but has already sold out, read on for details).  It seems fancy but it’s SUPER easy and fun to make. This is a great card when you want to impress but you are running low on time. While this is a birthday card, it could easily be a card for just about any occasion. I hope you find this tutorial helpful and if you would like for me to teach you in person, just say the word! I am here to help! There is an Inspiration Sheet below that details the supplies needed, cutting dimensions, where to score and basic steps to create this project, just for you so enjoy! 

 
Just a reminder that the Stampin’ Up! retirement list is out and products listed are available while supplies last (and some have already sold out in two days – can you believe it??) so if there is something that you had your eye on in the Occasions Catalog or the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, I would not wait to order! Best of all is that many of the products are up to 50% off! Click here for more details about what is retiring. It’s always sad to see favorites go but the bright side is that a new catalog will be available on June 1 and there will be all new products for us to love! I got to get a sneak peek at the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and there are so many amazing new products in so many styles, new colors to love, gorgeous papers and oh my gosh, the ribbon and embellishments! I could go on and on. I look forward to showcasing all the gorgeous new products in the upcoming weeks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Technique Video and Exciting Paper Pumpkin Announcement

Check out this amazing technique video from Stampin’ Up! You can create one-of-a-kind marble patterned paper. This technique is super simple to do with ink and shaving cream. I loved this so much I wanted to share it with you. If you are interested in learning this technique, click here to sign up for class and you will learn how to do the marble technique and so much more! 

 

 

Also, April promises to be super exciting for Paper Pumpkin subscribers and I wanted to share the news with you! We turned creative control of our April kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed the April Paper Pumpkin kit, so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! We’re keeping it a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it. If you haven’t yet signed up for Paper Pumpkin, this is a perfect time to do so! 

Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box. You can sign up for one month for $19.95, or purchase three months before March 31 and not only get a volume discount, you will ALSO get free products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. These kits include all you will need to create the project inside including step-by-step instructions with photos and a video tutorial if that is more your style. Click here to find out how it works. If you are interested in getting the special April kit, you need to sign up by April 10 and you can sign up here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video: Reverse Words Stamp Set – Get Yours FREE!

The designs in the Reverse Words Stamp Set are bold enough to stand on their own for a cute, simple effect. This makes it the perfect set for creating lots of party invites or thank you cards. The designs also look gorgeous when stepped up with layers and bling for a project worthy of a special someone. It’s amazing all you can do with just two awesome stamps! This a video that shows just how amazing the Reverse Words Stamp Set. The best part about this stamp set? You can get it for FREE when you place a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration which only lasts until March 31. To see the products you can get for free with a qualifying order, click here to view the Sale-A-Bration catalog and then click here to view the newest list of Sale-A-Bration products. Why would you NOT participate? Details regarding Sale-A-Bration can be found here. 

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Video: Birthday Cards with Shannon

 View the Birthday Cards with Shannon video by clicking above.

This Stampin’ Up! video really shows how you can customize your products, change colors and explore your creativity!  It’s loaded with ideas for birthday cards using products from the Occasions Catalog (view the catalog here).  Amazing how just a change in color creates a whole new look!

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Video: Cupcake & Carousel Pop and Twist Card

Watch Video Preview of Cupcake & Carousel Suite Pop and Twist Card


Pop and twist cards are all the rage in Stampin’ Up so I thought I’d give it a try  with the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite and  I was so excited about the result that I had to make a video and share!  This isn’t a “quick” card but it’s so worth the effort. The stamped images, the Designer Series Paper, the ribbon and the embellishments all come from the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite in the 2017 Occasions Catalog. I love, love, love this suite and there are so many ways you can use these products. As an added bonus, the Up & Away thinlets dies that typically go with the Lift Me Up bundle in the same catalog work perfectly to cut out the cupcaStamptastical Pop and Twist card inside viewkes from the Carousel Birthday stamp set. Isn’t that clever? And don’t forget, if you order $50 worth of product by March 31st, you qualify for a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Scroll down a bit to see a quick video of this card in action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video Tutorial: Sponging Background Lift Me Up Card

I have a video for you today that features the Lift Me Up bundle in the 2017 Occasions catalog. For this project, I created a cloudy background by sponging and masking a cloud from the Up and Away thinlets in this Lift Me Up bundle. I wanted to share how to make the background and hope you find it useful. Please contact me if you would like to order the Lift Me Up bundle as it’s a great deal. You get the Lift Me Up Stamp set with 16 stamps included as well as the Up & Away Thinlits Dies with 15 dies and you can save 10% when you order a bundle! The fun doesn’t stop there because it’s Sale-A-Bration until March 31 and you can earn free products with qualifying purchases. Too good to miss out! Below is a list of the products used in this video as well as a link to download an Inspiration Sheet. 

  • Click HERE to watch the You Tube Video on how to make this project 
  • Click HERE to download the Inspiration Sheet.
 
 

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What Can You Make With FREE Sale-A-Bration Products?

This card is made with Sale-A-Bration products that you can get for free when you purchase $50 worth of Stampin’ Up products January 4 – March 31. What is so amazing is that it isn’t just stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, it’s paper, it’s ribbon, it’s a WIDE variety of stamp sets and you get to choose what you want from the catalog! For instance, the floral patterned paper is a Sale-A-Bration set called Inside the Lines.  It’s white paper printed with different patterns in black that you can color in to match whatever your project needs. I love it because adult coloring is so popular and now I can incorporate that relaxing activity into my projects while NEVER missing out on matching patterned paper! The sentiment on the card is using another Sale-A-Bration item, the Avant Garden stamp set. I have listed all the products used in this card below and if you click on Avant Garden, you will see the gorgeous floral images and sentiments that are included. 

There are many ways to add color to the Inside the Lines paper. Stampin’ Up! has just released some super high quality watercolor pencils you could use. What is brilliant about that is you can either pencil color in your images OR you can color them in, paint them with water and voila! You have a watercolor image! For this card, I watercolored using my ink pads and a Aqua Painter and it was so relaxing and fun! You must try it! Here is a video that shows all you can do with Inside the Lines:

 

 

 

 

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