Color Me Happy!

And yes, these cards do make me VERY happy!  Take a look at this brand new kit, called “Color Me Happy,” available November 1, that will showcase your artistic coloring talents using the brand new STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

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I did the coloring with the brand new Stampin ‘Blends!  I have never owned alcohol-based markers, not even when Stampin’ Up! featured them a number of years ago.  So I was very excited about trying them myself.  The new Stampin’ Blends, in a brand new, improved formula, come in 12 gorgeous Stampin’ Up colors, in both a light and a dark shade.  Click on the video below to see the Stampin’ Blends in action!

  1. Stampin' Blends Video

The “Color Me Happy” Kit and Stamp Set are available in a bundle while supplies last, starting November 1.  I had SO much fun putting these cards together!  You get supplies to make 16 beautiful cards.  The markers make it so easy to blend and shade, even for an inexperienced ‘blender’ like me.  They’re so smooth and rich!

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Click on the photo below for the brochure you can download:

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The colors used in this kit are Powder Pink, Pool Party, Night of Navy, and Pumpkin Pie.  Those are the ones I ordered first, but notice you can get the entire set in one package as well!

Be ready to order this bundle and the Stampin’ Blends on November 1.  Happy Coloring!

Merry Patterns and One Regal Deer!

I knew I wanted the Merry Patterns stamp set the moment I saw it.  I love every single stamp, and the versatility the entire stamp provides.  You can go with the deer thing, you can go with the candle thing, you can use the beautiful big sentiment….or any combination thereof!

Merry Patterns - Merry Little Christmas DSP - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

This card is built on a Basic Black card base with a layer from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Papers.  LOVE the Old Olive and Black combination!  The reindeer is heat embossed in gold, and the sentiment is heat embossed in white on Basic Black card stock. I added some gold mini sequin trim and Metallic Enamel Shapes to add a little bling.

Merry Patterns - Merry Little Christmas DSP - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

Merry Patterns Stamp Set is still available FREE until the end of the month with a $300 order.  It is exclusive and it won’t be found in any catalog.  Get together with some friends and have a card-making session.  When your party sales reach $300, the set is yours!  Or make a single order over $300, and you automatically get the set!  I will help in any way I can.  Click on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button above to get started!

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Notecards – Give the DSP the Spotlight!

The Stampin’ Up! Notecards are a true bargain, and the perfect size to send little notes and holiday greetings.  Pair that with our gorgeous Designer Series Papers, and you have an easy, quick, and beautiful way to keep in touch with your loved ones!

Today I’ve featured four notecards that use the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Papers, and two punches that make it easy for you — the new Leaf Punch and the Everyday Label Punch, both from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

I punched the leaves from coordinating green card stocks — Old Olive and Tranquil Tide.  The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  I love the beautiful font!  The Metallic Enamel Shapes and the Glitter Enamel Shapes are the perfect embellishments to finish off your cards!

Designer Series Paper is on sale this month at Stampin’ Up! Buy three packages, and get one free! See all the details here!

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Leaf Punch


Facebook Live! and October Sales at Stampin’ Up!

World Card Making

Join me LIVE on Facebook at 1:00 on Saturday, October 7th to celebrate World Card Making Day!  I’ll be on my Up North Stampin’ Page!  Gather some card making supplies, and make a card as we have some fun.  I’m going to create a card using a simple layout that you can use with any Designer Paper for any occasion.  I’d love to have you join me, and then post your card, too!  There will be prizes for those of you who can come on along!

Watercolor Christmas

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Classes!  The first class is full, and another is being offered on Saturday, October 28th from 3:30 to 6:00.  You will create 20 beautiful cards — 5 each of four different designs.  I’d love to have you, even if you have never stamped before!  Experienced stampers, bring a friend who would love to give it a try!  They’ll be very proud of these beautiful cards and matching gold-lined envelopes.  $30 for 20 handmade cards — wow!  Email me to reserve your spot by October 12!

DSP Sale

What could be better than pretty paper? FREE pretty paper!

From now until October 31st, you can earn a free pack of designer series paper when you buy three packs.

Choose from the amazing packs listed below (And you get to pick which three to purchase and which one is free!):


Now is the perfect time to stock up on all your favorite designs, and just in case you need a little inspiration, here is with one of my all time favorite Designer Series Papers, the Wood Textures DSP:

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And don’t forget that fun Coffee Break paper!

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Check out all the papers yourself!

Also Stampin’ Up! is offering a number of stamp sets and card making supplies at 15% off from October 1-10 in honor of World Card Making Day!  Take a look at all the current stamp sets on sale, and don’t forget your note cards and envelopes!

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Let me know how I can be of service to you!  Hope to see you on Facebook Live on Saturday!