Celebrate World Watercolor Month at Up North Stampin’!

Did you know that July is World Watercolor Month?

Well, now you know! I basically love any reason to celebrate a holiday! Stampin’ Up! has SO many ways that you can use watercoloring techniques to create beautiful projects. Here is a fabulous video that shows you SEVEN techniques for watercoloring! The presenter gives you the colors of ink she’s using, as well as the supplies needed for each of the seven techniques. I learned so much watching this great video!

Awesome, huh? Please try your hand at watercoloring if you never have, and be sure to post your lovely creations on my Up North Stampin’ Gang page! I will be posting a challenge on that Facebook group page, and will have a drawing for a prize at the end of the month if you post a watercolor project. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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You’ve probably heard that the new July-December Mini Catalog is now LIVE! We’re having so much fun getting to know the products inside.

Click HERE to see the beautiful new Mini Catalog — Along with holiday-themed products, it contains some beautiful year-round items! And you know as well as I do, the holidays are JUST around the corner!

Along with the new catalog, it’s SALE-A-BRATION during July and August. That means free product for you! It’s our favorite time of year. For every $50 or $100 you spend from EITHER catalog, you get to choose free product from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure. Learn more about what Sale-A-Bration is, and what it can do for YOU by taking a look at this video:

Here is a link to the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Be sure to request the new Holiday Mini and the Sale-A-Bration brochure copies for yourself! Click HERE!

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If you have not received your new Mini Catalog and you’re a customer of mine, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

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It’s July, so there’s a new Host Code for the month found below and I will send you a sampling of brand new Designer Series Papers from the July-December Holiday Catalog!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

F363XUSF (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mary

Stampin’ Up!’s New Mini Catalog with Sale-A-Bration!

I love the holidays, so when the Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog comes out, I await it with much excitement. And it’s HERE!!

Get acquainted with some of the NEW holiday product suites and more by watching these videos!

Click HERE to see the beautiful new Mini Catalog — Along with holiday-themed products, it contains some beautiful year-round items! And you know as well as I do, the holidays are JUST around the corner!

Along with the new catalog, it’s SALE-A-BRATION during July and August. That means free product for you! It’s our favorite time of year. For every $50 or $100 you spend from EITHER catalog, you get to choose free product from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure. Learn more about what Sale-A-Bration is, and what it can do for YOU by taking a look at this video:

Love these Hippos from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure — you can gets yours FREE!

Here is a link to the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Be sure to request the new Holiday Mini and the Sale-A-Bration brochure copies for yourself! Click HERE!

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If you have not received your new Mini Catalog and you’re a customer of mine, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

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It’s July, so there’s a new Host Code for the month found below and I will send you a sampling of brand new Designer Series Papers from the July-December Holiday Catalog!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

F363XUSF (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

“A Million Thanks” Kit & Others: Buy One, Get One at Half Price!

Back in stock is one of my favorite kits from the Stampin’ Up! “Buy One, Get One at Half” Promotion, available through June 30! Here are the beautiful thank you cards you can create with the “A Million Thanks” card kit:

Say “thank you” in style and dazzle with layers of dimensions with the versatile A Million Thanks Kit! This kit has everything you need to create NINE beautiful, all-occasion cards to express your gratitude. Mix and match card bases, sentiments, pre-cut die pieces, and embellishments to create expertly crafted cards with ease. It’s never been so easy to show how seriously grateful you are!

The Kit Includes:
* A Million Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic Stamp Block
* Classic Stampin’ Spot: Evening Evergreen
* Predesigned projects

Not only can you create nine beautiful cards, but you get all the basics to make many more cards afterwards, including this adorable stamp set. I don’t know about you, but most of the cards I send are THANK YOU cards.

All you need to do is grab some additional card bases and envelopes, and you can keep on creating! That’s why I love kits!

Be sure to gets yours today. The other kits available in this BOGO promotion are HERE. Mix and match, and your second (and most expensive) kit is half price, but only for a couple of more days! Grab a friend, a son or daughter, your mom, and make a kit together! Here are a couple of my faves:

Light the Candles Kit
Sentimental Rose Kit
Robot Buddies Kit
Christmas Whimsy

And there are many more! Please let me know if you have any questions. You won’t regret a KIT purchase: the quality if fantastic, the guesswork is all done for you because you get EVERYTHING you need! Click below to start shopping with a simple button or two. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below for your free product!

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The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

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It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, is you shop with me for $50 or more, and you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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Mary

Introducing the Textured Chic Suite Collection

The Texture Chic Suite Collection is just that — a mix of beautiful products that integrate textures, seasonal stamps, gorgeous foils, and pretty sayings — very chic!! I started out playing with these products by creating some simple cards based on a diagonal cut that shows off the beautiful Designer Series Papers. Here they are:

The card above starts with a Crumb Cake A2 card base. I then took a panel of the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper at 4″ by 5 1/4″. Make sure the design on the opposite side of the patterned paper coordinates the way you want it to. I cut the panel using my Paper Trimmer at a diagonal angle — it doesn’t matter where you cut — your choice. I flipped one side of the DSP, and adhered both designs to the card front with a small gap in between them.

For each card, I also cut a panel of a very cool criss-cross patterned background die — this one using a pattern of the DSP. In others, I used a piece of retired Shimmer Vellum. All three cards today use sentiments from the Texture Chic Stamp set — beautiful messages with cool dual fonts!

The above card uses a tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. All of the post’s cards are adorned with different sheets of foil, including the retired Champagne Foil, Gold Foil, and Bronze Foils — they add such a pretty shine and elegance to any project!

The card above uses two of the hexagon dies from the Beautiful Shapes dies, one on top of the other!

Here are the beautiful Designer Papers! One side of each page is adorns with gold foil accents.

The Suite Collection is found here:

I truly had so much fun playing with this new Suite Collection. The products are beautiful, the paper is just gorgeous — you have to see these products in person! The supplies to create them are found below!

The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, is you shop with me for $50 or more, and you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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Mary

I’m “Full of Love” for this Stamp Set!

There’s a cute new stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog called “Full of Love.” In this card, the stamp set is combined with a new single die called “Spots and Dots” for a sweet effect:

This card starts with a card base in Crumb Cake cardstock. The diecut panel that serves as the next layer is cut with the Spots and Dots Die. The fun strips of patterned papers are from the Happy Forest Friends Designer Series papers. Choose your favorite patterns and cut in strips with diagonals at one end.

The Full of Love stamp set has simple and cute images like the one in this card. You can choose Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, or whatever you’d like to color in your cute little envelope image, and then cut out with a scissors. Here’s the stamp set.

The “Hello There” sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock and then cut out into two separate words. Love this effect! Add a double bow of White Baker’s Twine, and you have a super sweet card to send anyone who needs a handcrafted hug in the mail!

Here are the cute Designer Papers!

I hope you enjoyed this card using the new “Full of Love” stamp set and Happy Forest Friends papers. The supplies to create them are found below!

The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, is you shop with me for $50 or more, and you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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Mary

Free Shipping on June 21 — Got Your List Ready?

Hello, stamping friends!

Just a quick note to remind you that Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75 or more for ONE DAY ONLY on Tuesday, June 21!

** Have you checked the Last Chance List? Now’s the time to grab those January-June Mini catalog products that are retiring, and get FREE SHIPPING as well!

** Take advantage of the KITS COLLECTION BOGO 50% OFF PROMOTION and also get FREE SHIPPING – a double bonus! Check out the available kits in my online store under Kits Collection HERE!

** It’s the perfect time to stock up on basics – cardstock, stamp pads, envelopes, adhesive – and get FREE SHIPPING!

** All Stampin’ Up! products qualify for this promotion EXCEPT the monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription (US & Canada).

** The FREE SHIPPING offer is only for 24 hours on June 21 – don’t miss out!

Order online HERE – (don’t forget to use the Host Code below!)

I’m happy to add an order for you, please email me by 10:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21.

Happy shopping!

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The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

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It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, if you shop with me for $50 or more, you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

These Hedgehogs! <3

I knew I had to have the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle the moment I saw it in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog. These little guys just make me so….well, happy! I created a card with a cute and woodsy background that was so easy!

You smiled, didn’t you? Here are some materials I used to build the card with measurements:

  • Calypso Coral Card Base @ 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock panel is next, measured at 5 1/4″ by 4″
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP panel, cut at 5 1/8″ by 3 7/8″ is next. Notice the cute, cute woodsy background!

Here are the cute Designer Papers!

Next, I stamped two hedgehogs in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake cardstock. I then punched out the larger one, and fussy cut the smaller little guy. I adhered them to the bottom part of the card, one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Colors and Contour stamp set in white embossing powder onto a Calypso Coral scrap of cardstock. I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch. This I popped up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a couple of Fun Flowers Resin Shape Embellishments, and I was done! Here is the Happy Hedgehogs bundle, which can be purchased at 10% off when bought together!

I hope you enjoyed these fun hedgehogs. I truly had so much fun making this card. Sometimes, it’s all about the fun of it! The supplies to create them are found below!

The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, is you shop with me for $50 or more, and you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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Mary

Stampin’ Up! * Free Shipping on June 21 * Let’s Go!

Stampin’ Up! has just announced that they will be offering FREE shipping on all orders of $75+ on Tuesday, June 21!  This is a great savings, as the price of shipping has gone up, no matter where you shop online these days!

I want to give you a couple of tips:

  1. Now is a GREAT time to get a one-month, three-month, six-month, or one-year Paper Pumpkin subscription. FREE SHIPPING means you not only get a better deal the more months you get, but your shipping is free! And you still have the freedom of skipping a month, suspending your subscription whenever you want. You are in control of your subscription! Go HERE to see more!
  2. Take advantage of the BOGO promotion in the Kits Department! Free Shipping, and if you buy one kit, you get the second at half price — AND the most expensive kit is automatically the half-price kit! Go HERE to see the Kit Collection!
  3. The Last Chance products are on sale HERE. It’s a great way to stock up on some products that will be retiring by the end of the month.

Free shipping details:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount of $75 merchandise has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on June 21, 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on June 21, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions.  Head over to my online store on June 21 to take advantage of this awesome free shipping offer!!

The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, if you shop with me for $50 or more, you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

Chic Thank You Cards

Of all the cards I send, thank-you cards are probably what I use most. I used Stampin’ Up! notecards and envelopes, along with the Texture Chic Designer Series papers, to create these thank-you cards:

Thanks to fellow stamper Brian King for the inspiration from his thank-you cards using these beautiful papers. I used white notecards, and then layered a panel of Crumb Cake card stock next, measured at 4 7/8″ by 3 3/8″. I then cut panels from the Texture Chic DSP (there are sooo many to choose from, and they are so shiny with their gold foil accents!) measuring 4 1/2″ by 3″ (or whatever you’d like!) and adhered both panels onto the card base. Here are more designs!

After adding the Texture Chic paper panel, I used a variety of punches and a sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set to complete each card. I used Early Espresso and Evening Evergreen ink to stamp the sentiment on a piece of Crumb Cake with the Tailor Made Punch. I then used the Leaf Punch, and a two dies from the Meadows dies with the Distressed Gold Specialty paper to embellish each card.

Here is the set of Texture Chic Specialty Paper. Each one is more gorgeous than that the last, and the foil gold accents are so elegant!

I hope you enjoyed these simple notecards. The supplies to create them are found below!

The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, is you shop with me for $50 or more, and you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
[154456]
$17.00
Meadow Dies
[155852]
$38.00
Leaf Punch
Leaf Punch
[144667]
$16.00

Mary

A Wedding Card with a Beautiful Shine!

I created a monochromatic wedding card using some brand new Designer Series Papers that you will see very soon in our new July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. I can’t wait until you get yours!

Here’s my card:

The fun thing about this card, a design from Susan Stampfield, (Crafter Extraordinaire), is that it has an elegant envelope flap that opens to reveal the inside message of your card. The flap tucks underneath the sentiment piece — so pretty when you use one of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series papers.

This set of papers is called Splendid Day, and the entire suite of products will be available to you on July 1 — it is SO pretty, with beautiful shades of Soft Seafoam, Fresh Freesia, and other metallics as well. One side of each paper has a beautiful shine to it — LOVE it!

This card starts with a base of Soft Seafoam, and uses Soft Seafoam ink as well to keep the effect monochromatic. This color is hard to photograph, but it is so pretty and elegant for a wedding card. Here are the measurements:

  • Colored Cardstock, or Basic White: 5 ¼” x 8” scored at 4” for the card base 
  • Colored Cardstock: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” for the layer behind the card 
  • Splendid Day Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4” x 4”, scored diagonally. (from new holiday catalog). Attach to the back of the white card base BEFORE you adhere it to the back colored cardstock panel.  

Make sure you stamp and decorate the UNDERSIDE of the card — it will fold up and tuck under the envelope flat. (It’s kind of the opposite of what you would normally do!)

Use any diecuts for the sentiment.  I used a sentiment from the Hues of Happiness Photopolymer stamp set. Before attaching to the Seafoam card back, I also stamped some pretty roses from that stamp set onto the card. When you adhere the sentiment piece to the card, make sure you keep it low on the card front, so your flap can tuck into the back of the sentiment panel.  

The new July-December Holiday Mini Catalog should be arriving at your door any day if you are a customer of mine! Although I can’t show you any part of the inside contents, here’s the cover of the new catalog!

If you do NOT receive your new Mini Catalog before July 1, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!

Below is a list of products I used to create this card. It’s June, so there’s a new Host Code for the month, found below. Remember, is you shop with me for $50 or more, and you’ll receive a package of new Peekaboo Treat Bags! These are great for decorating and giving to special people, AND they’re food safe!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

GT4KWYEN (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

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Mary