Share a Little Love with the June PP!

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The June kit makes it easy to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever. Not only do you get SIXTEEN fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but we also provide you with an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit! Take a little sneek peek.  Click on this video!
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Subscribe by June 10th to get your kit!


Now You’re Seeing Double! Double Point Card, Take Two!

I thought I’d show you one more card made from a Fancy Fold design I got from Jackie Bultje, the Pampered Stamper!  Her video tutorial for this design is right HERE!   She does a fantastic job of explaining how to make this card.

Stitched Nested Framelits Dies - Daisy Lane - Daisy Delight - Happiness Blooms - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

For this card, I used the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, retiring soon — it is so fun and bright!  Get some soon if you don’t want to miss out!

Under the point card, you’ll see a little surprise, and then the entire card opens up AGAIN!  So fun!

Stitched Nested Framelits Dies - Open - Daisy Lane - Daisy Delight - Happiness Blooms - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Stitched Nested Framelits Dies - Daisy Lane -Bottom - Daisy Delight - Happiness Blooms - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'I featured a different fun fold on the Pal’s Blog Hop yesterday, and you can find my post for that project HERE.  Notice what a different ‘feel’ it has, using a different stamp set and a softer color palette.  See below for the list of products I used.  Click on any to START SHOPPING with me!

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Daisy Punch


Pals May Blog Hop: More Than One Score!

2019 May Blog Hop 300

Welcome to the Pals’ May Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects with “More Than One Score.” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today, my project features beautiful products available until June 3, while supplies last.  NOW is the time to get this timeless bundle called the Petal Palette bundle, featuring a double stamp set and dies.

Petal Palette Bundle - Fancy Fold - Stitched Nested Labels Dies - Hearth - Frosted Flower Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

A HUGE Thank you to Jackie Bultje at the Pampered Stamper for her design of this fun fold called the Double Point card.  Go HERE to see her video!  She does it much better than I could!  Honestly — you will learn how to make this beautiful fold using Jackie’s video in no time at all!  The main colors are Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, and Fresh Fig, all coordinating with the Floral Romance Designer Series Papers.  I stamped the beautiful flower cluster from the Petal Palette stamp set in Memento Ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then used the Aqua Painters to color.  I added some Wink of Stella to give the little cluster a ‘sparkle.’

Petal Palette Bundle - Fancy Fold - Stitched Nested Labels Dies - Frosted Flower Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Notice that the card has three layers:  the front using the Stitched Nested Framelits Dies, then the panel with the sentiment you see when you open up the diecut piece, and THEN a little surprise — a back card that opens up.  I left it blank for the sender to write a note.  Though difficult to photograph, it’s really fun to open this card and discover all the delightful parts to it!

Petal Palette Bundle - Fancy Fold - Stitched Nested Labels Dies - Side View - Frosted Flower Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Petal Palette Bundle - Fancy Fold - Stitched Nested Labels Dies - Inside - Frosted Flower Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Petal Palette Bundle - Fancy Fold - Stitched Nested Labels Dies - Furthest inside - Frosted Flower Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This Double Point card is super fun to make, and a work of art to send to someone you care about.   Try it yourself if you haven’t already.  The links to all the products used in this project are found at the bottom of the post!

Petal Palette Bundle - Fancy Fold - Table - Stitched Nested Labels Dies - Frosted Flower Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Anything with Wings” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

May Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds

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Petal Palette Clear-Mount Bundle

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Bundle

How to Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin!

If you love paper crafting and card making kits, you are going to love the Stampin’ Up! monthly Paper Pumpkin kits!!  They are delivered right to your mailbox each month, so you can craft in your jammies, or on the go, or whenever the time is right for you!


Below is a sneak peek of just one of the cards you will make if you get the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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Make 12 amazing cards with this May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, and receive the exclusive stamp set and ink spot in your kit to keep using on more projects!

Remember April’s kit??  Gorgeous!  You don’t want to miss out on these great kits any longer!

Sign up and activate your subscription by May 10th to get the May kit! No worries — you can suspend, skip a month, or stop your subscription anytime!  Give it a whirl!  Personally, I like the subscription option because shipping is FREE with each month’s kit!  What??  12 hand-crafted cards with a stamp set and ink included for $19.95 a month?  You cannot beat that price, and the quality is SO nice!

How to Subscribe:

Not yet a subscriber? CLICK HERE to subscribe!

Just want to try out a 1 month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month option?

CLICK HERE to order!

Price Increase heads up .. the prices for Paper Pumpkin kits will be increasing beginning June 1, 2019. This is due to price increases in general and increased shipping costs.  So, lock in your lower rate now with a prepaid subscription HERE!  More info to come, but just wanted to give you the option to save a little money now!



Happy Wedding Day – Something Old and Something New!

When creating a custom wedding card, the best part of the process is deciding on the ‘style’ of the couple you’re celebrating.  The groom for the wedding today is the son of a lifelong friend, so I knew I wanted it to be something special.

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used a card base from a new product coming out in the Annual Catalog, June 4.  They’re called the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards and Tin.  You get 12 laser-cut cards and beautiful envelopes.


You open up the inside to put in the color of cardstock you want, then simply adhere with glue.  Super pretty in Very Vanilla!!

The larger sentiment (from a retired SU! stamp set called “Big News,” along with the beautiful laser cut paper speaks for itself on the front.  To finish the inside of the card, I popped up two butterflies from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Papers.  The punch makes it so easy!  Here’s the bundle, available now!

butterfly gala bundle

These papers are so beautiful!

butterfly gala dsp

The Bird Ballad Suite, coming out soon in the new catalog, is going to be an instant hit.  I can’t wait to show you more products from it!  Have a great weekend!

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper - Purple Posy - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Some Retiring, Some Returning, and a Sneak Peek!

Today I’d love to show you a card made with some GREAT retiring products, some FABULOUS returning product, AND a sneak peek at a new stamp set coming out June 4 in the new Annual Catalog.

Genuine Gems - Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper - Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Genuine Gems - Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper - Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Grapefruit Grove - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

There’s no doubt that the Butterfly Gala punch is going to be around for a long time.  In combination with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, it’s a snap to create cards super quick.  You simply punch out the beautiful butterflies on the paper, and BAM — you have the start of a lovely card!  The Gingham Gala cardstock is retiring, and will be greatly missed by a lot of crafters.  Gingham is so ON TREND!  I used Grapefruit Grove and Balmy Blue to make my cards, along with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from a new stamp set.  Presenting “Genuine Gems” from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, coming out in June:

Genuine Gems


A great message, don’t you think?  I love them all in this sentiment-only set!  Below are the products I used for these cards.  Stay tuned for June 4 when we can all get the great new products in the Annual Catalog!

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I Love a Great Punch!

When it comes to creating cards, I LOVE the quick and easy way, and that includes a good punch! The Cake Builder Punch and Piece of Cake bundle are back in stock, AND returning in the New Annual Catalog.   BUT — you can Save 10% on the Cake Builder Punch and coordinating Piece of Cake stamp set when you purchase them as a bundle now, because they will not be bundled in the new catalog.

Cake punch

Another advantage?  Take this fun set, add new Designer Series papers and new birthday sentiments coming out in the New Annual Catalog, and you’ve got even more options.

Here is one thing I love to do!  I love to take a photo from the catalog, and then adapt it to what I make myself!  it’s called CASEING (Copy And Share Everything!), and our catalogs are full of inspiration for us to use!


The card above on the left — how fun!  Below are the ingredients and other info:

Page 18: Occasions Catalog

Stamps: Piece of Cake

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Powder Pink, and Whisper White  Cardstock; Sweet Shop DSP

Ink/Coloring Tools: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana,  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, and Stazon Ink Pads; Clear Wink of Stella, Glimmer Brush; Blender Pen

Accessories: Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins

Adhesives: Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, and SNAIL

Tools: Cake Builder & Circle Punches; Striped

Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:  Scallops

Non-SU products: Sewing Machine

Technique: Use Blender Pen to add ink to image. Use Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to lollipops.

Here’s the trick:  Don’t have the same Designer Series Paper?  Just switch it to one you DO have!  If you don’t have the exact inkpads, then just use other colors that you like together. If you don’t have the same Embossing Folder (TIEF), use any — no rules!  I have never used a sewing machine to stitch across a card but I know some of you are excellent seamstresses – try it!!  How fun!

Here are some more ideas with this cute bundle:



This last one uses a monochromatic background with cakes stamped on it.  Then layer vellum, some leaves, and a cake on top.  Love the soft colors!

Click on any of the products below to SHOP WITH ME! This bundle is a keeper!!

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“Everything is Rosy” Product Medley is Live!

We hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is almost here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.


Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!.  In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities.

Product Medley

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″
  • 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

Go HERE to see tons of beautiful samples!

Sales Period: May 1–31, 2019

  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley will be available for purchase until May 31, 2019—or while supplies last.  People are saying it is going to see out fast, so get yours today!!
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is $80 and the item number is:  150059.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (e.g., customer, workshop, and online).
  • No order limits apply to the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley during the sales period.
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley may be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Sales Period Ends:  while supplies last or May 31, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT), whichever comes first.
  • These items will not be in the upcoming Annual Catalog or any future publication, you can only get them by ordering the Product Medley beginning May 1!

Click here to head right over to my online store to get yours now!

Introducing the New SU! 2019-21 In Colors!

NEW IN colors

2019-2021 In-Colors

The Stampin’ Up! 2019-2021 In Colors are SO fresh and on-trend! They will be available in card stock, ink, markers, designer series paper and more starting June 4, 2019, when the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog begins. Below is a comparison of current Stampin’ Up! colors with the new In Colors so that you know right where they fit in.

What is your favorite of the 2019-2021 In Colors? I would love to hear. Please share it with a comment BELOW!  

Healing Hugs: So Many Need One!

Hello, Fellow Stampers, and Happy Monday!!

I’m featuring a beautiful stamp set today called “Healing Hugs” that is indeed returning in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Aren’t you glad this wonderful set is back?  SO many people need a “hug” in the form of a card — make a commitment to send out even a card or two a week.  You CAN and WILL make a difference in someone’s life by sending them a HUG!

Healing Hugs - Coastal Cabana - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I created a Coastal Cabana rectangle and then a smaller Whisper White rectangle from the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  Before adhering together, I used the large flower stamp to make beautiful floral images on the white panel in Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, and Grapefruit Grove.  I stamped a few leaves in Granny Apple Green.  I wrapped some Baker’s Twine around the white panel twice and tied a bow.  I then adhered the white panel onto the Coastal Cabana, and then onto the white card base.

Healing Hugs - 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Then I stamped the sentiment in Coastal Cabana on a scrap piece of white and cut out with the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies.  I just LOVE the beautiful images achieved with the Distinktive stamp sets!

Healing Hugs - Close Up - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I added some sequins to ‘bling’ it up, and it was done!  Easy Peasy! Click on the product list below to SHOP WITH ME!!  Yay!

So happy this stamp set will be sticking around in the new Annual Catalog, going LIVE on June 3.  My customers will be receiving a catalog from me free!  But if you don’t have a regular demonstrator, I’d love to get a catalog in your hands – just let me know, and I’d be happy to send you one, no charge!

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