Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Coming Soon!

MERRY & BRIGHT ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, which means you are starting to think about your holiday papercrafting plans. Perhaps you’d like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless! Stampin’ Up! is doing an Online Extravaganza event on Tuesday, November 24 only and you’ll be able to save 10% on nearly all items from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog!

Sale details:

  • Sale starts at 12:01 AM MT on Tuesday, November 24
  • Sale ends at 11:50 PM MT on Tuesday, November 24
  • Nearly all 2020–2021 Annual Catalog items are eligible for the 10% discount. Exclusions apply, see the exclusions list below.

Get your lists ready and order early on the 24th so that you don’t miss out!  This is a one day only sale!!  Now is a great time to pick up gifts for your crafty friends and family (and a few for yourself too!!) for the holidays AND get them on sale!

Click here to open a printable PDF of the excluded items list.  Otherwise ALL other items from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog are included in the sale!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun getting your lists ready and hop online on November 24 to get some great deals!

If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

“A Merry Hello” To You, Take 2!

I’m back today to feature another cute little card from one of my favoite stamp sets, called “A Merry Hello,” found in the Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog. I just love the art and sentiments!

For this little fun fold, I used Old Olive and Real Red Stamp Pads, and the darling Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Papers for this project. These 12 X 12″ papers are super fun! The Stampin’ Up! coordinating colors are Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, and Whisper White.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Cut Whisper White Base at 4 ¼” x 8 3/4”,  score at 5 ½”

Cut (2) Designer Series Papers at  3” x 4”

Cut Whisper White Thick Cardstock at 2 ¼”  x 3 ¼”

This little Stamp Set is a Host Set, and is only $10.00 if you host a party with a minimum of $150 sales total, OR if you purchase $150 in product yourself! I just love it!

Shop for any or all of these products by clicking here! If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

Order these products HERE! Or just click on any of the items below to shop with me!

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Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon"
Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon”
[111368]
$4.95

“A Merry Hello” To You!

You know how it is when something just calls to you? Well, this darling little stamp set called “A Merry Hello” appealed to me from the very first time I saw the Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog. I just love the art and sentiments!

I had some fun trying a couple of projects. My first was a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) directly from the catalog, shown below:

And here are my cards! The first is very similar to the catalog sample.

I love how Stampin’ Up! has so many projects from which to gain inspiration! I used Old Olive and Pool Party papers, with Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, and Coastal Cabana ink pads. I also popped a sparkly piece of Coastal Cabana glimmer paper (retired) underneath the stamped image.

And here’s a second one, this time with a shot of Real Red ink, cardstock, and rhinestones. I love how the Real Red adds a bit of traditional feel to the card. I used two different greens – Old Olive, and Shaded Spruce as well.

Which do you like better? This little Stamp Set is a Host Set, and is only $10.00 if you host a party with a minimum of $150 sales total, OR if you purchase $150 in product yourself! I just love it!

Shop for any or all of these products by clicking here! If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

Order these products HERE! Or just click on any of the items below to shop with me!

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Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon"
Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon”
[111368]
$4.95

Poinsettia Place Suite Collection for a Quintessential Christmas Card!

The Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Place Suite Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2020 August – December Holiday Mini Catalog is festive and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The three-layered flower cuts out with one roll-through of your die-cutting machine, and the veined petals and leaves add such a realistic effect. Here are some of my latest creations, starting with a ‘traditional-style’ feel. The plaids add a country feel to the card, and the Wink of Stella gives a little sparkle.

Above is a card using the beautiful ‘flocked’ paper that goes with this suite. The paper comes in three different patterns — yummy!

Below is another non-traditional card in soft Petal Pink:

These designs by Stampin’ Up shows the versatility of this bundle. Aren’t they lovely?

Shop for any or all of these products by clicking here! If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

Mary

Something Curvy Just Happened at Stampin’ Up!

Hello stampers! I’m so excited to bring you a brand new Stampin’ Up! product release today. It’s the Quite Curvy products and variety bundle! Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season!

The Quite Curvy stamp set and Curvy dies are an early release from the 2021 January to June Mini Catalog. The Curvy Christmas stamp set (which also coordinates with the Curvy Dies) and Classic Christmas 6×6″ paper pack are available to purchase until January 4th only!!! All of the items can also be purchased together in an exclusive Quite Curvy Variety bundle, which includes a 10% discount on all products.

CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING WITH ME!

Here is the Variety Bundle! Isn’t this fun? We have nothing like this in our current product catalog == I can tell already that I NEED it ALL!


Here’s a closer look at the individual products. First, the Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set!

And here are the delicious Christmas papers!

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You can purchase different combinations of products, and they’re all specified here in this PDF brochure. Click below, and be sure to go to the second page of the flyer to see the pricing and different bundle offerings.

FLYER

Here are some other samples created by the Stampin’ Up! designers.

Curvy Christmas & Quite Curvy Stampin Up Card Idea.
Quite Curvy Stampin Up 2020 stamp set / bundle card Idea.
Curvy Christmas & Quite Curvy Stampin Up Card Idea.


These curvy dies and stamps are going to become a staple in your crafting room for years to come. Be sure to get the Christmas stamp set and papers soon, as they will GO AWAY after January 4th! I hope this has given you lots of inspiration for using the new Curvy Celebrations products!

If you make an online order with me this month, and use this Host Code, you will receive free, from me, a set of Holiday Basic Rhinestone embellishments!

Host Code: V3ZN6QYT

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Pals October Blog Hop: Tag, You’re It!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My project serves a dual purpose, if you will. It is a holiday card that can be repurposed by the receiver as a Gift Tag!

I started with a Whisper White card base of 11″ by 4 1/2″, scored at 5 1/2″. I covered the front with a panel from the beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Papers.

Then I went about creating my wreath. I punched out a circle from the 2 1/4″ circle punch. Then I used the Wreath Builder Dies to make three layers of wreath: two in Pretty Peacock and one in Just Jade. I layered them together onto the circle base. I then punched a couple of sprigs from the Sprig Punch and cut them, tucking them in here and there for some sparkle. I attached some Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments onto the wreath, just for fun!

I then stamped a stocking from the new stamp set “A Merry Hello” using Poppy Parade ink. I also stamped a stocking ‘cuff’ in Poppy Parade as well. Then I stamped directly over the red ink on the stocking pieces with Versamark, after which I heat embossed each piece with Clear Emboss Powder. This helped make that bright cheery Poppy Parade really POP! I fussy cut the two pieces and popped them up onto the wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished the stocking with Red Rhinestone embellishments.

I adhered some retired Poppy Parade Baker’s Twine to the back of the wreath, making a loop, and then popped the entire wreath onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiments both come from the “A Merry Hello” Stamp Set, which is a Host Set in the August-September Mini Catalog.

I used the Banners Pick a Punch to punch out the sentiment pieces and then adhered it to the card front, adding two more Red Rhinestones. Done!

What is NOT to love about the Arrange A Wreath Bundle? There’s something for every season, which is what appealed to me from the start. This bundle is the best!

The fun part about this card is that the wreath can be removed and used as a holiday gift tag!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
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Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
[135315]
$5.00
Sprig Punch
[148012]
$18.00

LAST DAY to Get this Special Paper Pumpkin “Joy to the World” Kit!

Get ready for a joyful delivery in your mailbox!  A specially-themed red box and supplies for 8 elegant cards are just what you need to get your festive spirit ready for this holiday season. The exclusive “Joy to the World” Paper Pumpkin Kit also offers a fun and unique opportunity to connect with the global Stampin’ Up! community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting‐you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! fans around the world! Join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group once your kit arrives to make the most of this fun crafting experience!

This October Joy to the World” Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy! October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

Details of the Joy to the World Kit

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes. YOU GET A STAMP SET, INK, EMBELLISHMENT, ADHESIVE…EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with others around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) (Standard A2 size card)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry CobblerCrumb CakeEarly EspressoJust JadeSoft Sea Foam

Click here: Here’s How Paper Pumpkin Works!

Subscribe by October 10th to receive this awesome kit! $22.00, and the Shipping is FREE! You can cancel, suspend, or even SKIP a month, anytime! Email me at marya2hanson or just go ahead and sign up. Today’s the day! YOU MUST ORDER BY THE 10TH OF THE MONTH TO GET THIS GREAT KIT!

Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale Starts October 1!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Click HERE to see the detailed flyer of all the Designer Series Papers on sale!

  • This promotion runs from October 1st thru October 31st.
  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of Designer Series Paper you can purchase during this sale
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.  See the pictures below.
  • Discounted Designer Series Paper can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit or as Stampin’ Rewards.

Use this HOST CODE with an online order of at least $50 to earn a free set of MOSAIC GUSSETED CELLOPHANE BAGS!

Host Code: RQK2RQSD

Papers priced at $11.50 will be on sale for $9.78.  In Good Taste will be on sale for $17.85. Here are all your options!

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Finally, An Embossing Folder Sandwich Guide!!

Thanks to my upline, Mary Fish at stampinpretty.com, for the best thing since sliced bread — a guide to making your Embossing Folder Sandwich when putting the folder through your Cut & Embossing Machine.

First, no, not all embossing folders are the same, so it’s immensely helpful to know what kind you have. Here are the three types:

  • 1. Standard Embossing Folders (current) Approximately 1/16″ Total Thickness
  • 2. 3D Embossing Folders (current) Approximately 1/8″ Total Thickness
  • 3. Dynamic Embossing Folders (Retired, June 2019) Approximately 3/8″ Thickness (These will have both a SIZZIX & a Stampin’ Up Logo)

Each type of embossing folder requires a different sandwich when passing through a die-cutting and embossing machine, including our beautiful NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the RETIRED Big Shot.

  • TYPE 1: STANDARD EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – 1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 2: 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 4 Specialty Plate
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom -1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3D Embossing Folder Plate (Blue) or 4 Specialty Plate* 
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

–OR–

  • Top – Standard Cutting Plate 
    • Middle – Shim of card stock or similar approx 1/16″ thick
    • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
    • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 3: DYNAMIC (SIZZIX) EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – 1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

KEEP this blog post, or print out these words and graphics so you know when to do without all that trial and error! Easy! Thanks, Mary Fish!! Exactly what we needed!

If you are needing that new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine like I am, now is a great time to get it, just in time for all your holiday crafting! Click below to Shop!

Mary Hanson, Stampin’ Up!

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Stampin’ Up’s 24-Hour Stamp Sale!

Yay!!!  Stampin’ Up! is doing a 24-Hour Stamp Set Sale on Wednesday, September 23 from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT)!  A select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount in the online store!

Stock up on stamp sets at a great price!  This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

Click on the image below to pull up a printable PDF list of the stamps that are on sale on September 23. Be sure to scroll down the PDF to see the list:

One more added bonus — if you make an online order of over $50, use this Host Code to earn a free package of Adhesive Backed Snowflakes! Here is the Host Code:

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Happy Sale Shopping! Mary