Designer Series Paper Sale! Buy Three, Get 1 FREE!

During July, buy three packages of select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog listed below.  You can buy all the same or mix and match!

Designer Series Paper Sale


Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper


Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper


Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper



Animal Adventure Designer Series Paper



Best Routes Designer Series Paper



Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper



Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper



Garden Impressions 6 X 6″ Designer Series Paper



Tropical Escape 6 X 6″ Designer Series Paper




Wood Textures 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper Stack
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THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! July 1 – 31 and receive a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads as a bonus!  Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! color collections.  That’s up to a $75 value!

Which is your favorite?  View the Stampin’ Ink Pad flyer and 5 color collection choices by clicking here.



10 Ink Pads FREE Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018

  • $99 Starter Kit:  Choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice.  That’s $26 FREE and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  More benefits of joining here.
  • BONUS!  Receive a FREE assortment of 10 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads available to those who purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! within the promotion dates.
  • Hobbyists welcome!  Enjoy a 20 to 25% discount on your personal purchases of Stampin’ Up! products through a minimum of Jan. 31, 2019.  No risk.  No pressure.  No penalty to drop.
  • Each Stampin’ Ink Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.  See color collection choices by clicking here.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those as the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • I LOVE THE NEW INK PAD DESIGN! You will, too!

Painted Harvest in Soft New Colors!

The Painted Harvest bundle has been such a popular set that, of course, it continued right into the new Annual Catalog.  Here is an updated project in soft new colors!

Painted Harvest - So Saffron - Petal Pink - Leaf Punch - Colorful Seasons - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used a piece of scrap Thick Whisper White cardstock to stamp some images:  Granny Apple Green to stamp two leaves, and then Petal Pink to stamp the flower itself.  (I stamped off on the background stamp of the flower, and then full strength for the second part of the flower) and then finished with So Saffron for the center. I punched the leaves out with the handy-dandy Leaf Punch, and then fussy cut the flower.  It is actually quite a snap!

Painted Harvest Close - Petal Pink - So Saffron - Leaf Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up! On a Whisper White base, I stamped a couple of additional leaves in Granny Apple Green, and then adhered a 1 1/4″ strip of paper from the Abstract Impressions Designer Series Papers that picked up on the So Saffron shades from the card base.  I then started to build the flower scene onto the card base.  I added a bow of Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and three pearls from the “Share What You Love” Embellishments and there you have it!  I love the soft shades of this flower — what a versatile stamp set!  Clicking on any item below will bring you right to my shopping page.

Do not be without the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch.  They’ll take you from spring, to summer, and right into fall!

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Petal Promenade Papers = Love!

The Petal Promenade Designer Series is one sheet of loveliness after another!  Look how it stands alone on this simple and elegant card:

Petal Promenade DSP - Courage - Rose Metallic Thread - Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'


This beautiful panel of DSP is set upon a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock and then adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and is inked with Mossy Meadow and then punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I added two Petal Pink Rhinestones (they’re sooo sparkly!), and then, before adhering, I looped some brand new Rose Metallic Thread, and placed it behind the sentiment.

Petal Promenade DSP Close - Courage - Rose Metallic Thread - Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This set of Designer Series Papers consist of different floral photographic designs along with soft-colored backgrounds.  The colors are yummy!

Petal PromenadeDSP

Click on any product below to start shopping with me on my pages!  The end of June is fast approaching, so don’t forget to use this host code for any order over $50 to get a free embellishment of your choice from p. 197 of the Annual Catalog! Offer ends June 29th.  Here is the Code: QECNQGTF

Happy Stamping!  Mary

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So Delightfully Detailed!

One of the most dramatic additions to the new Annual Catalog has to be the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper paired with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes.  Here’s a sample!

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper - Detailed with Love - Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Isn’t it elegant and delicate?  And it’s so easy and quick to build.  Here’s another version:

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper 2 - Detailed with Love - Delightfully Detailed Notecards - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Let’s take a look at the products involved.  First of all, there are the notecards:

Delightfully Detailed Notecards

They’re pre-washed with Blackberry Bliss or Mint Macaron color on a background of Very Vanilla.  The notecard size pairs perfectly with the detailed paper, which comes like this:

Detailed papers

Have you seen this video? It explains the special qualities of this paper and how to cut them in order to use every beautiful inch!  Watch, and prepare to be AMAZED!  🙂

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How were the above cards created?  SO easily!  I cut apart the paper as instructed in the video.  They fit a 3 1/2″ X 5″ notecard perfectly.  I adhered the laser cut paper onto the notecard base using multi-purpose glue, dotted carefully around the edge.  And you’re almost there!

Then, I used a 2″ X 1 1/2″ Very Vanilla paper to create a sentiment banner.  Using the brand new DETAILED TRIO PUNCH that goes with this bundle,  I rounded two corners, and punched three ornate holes on the other two corners.  It works so SLICK — this punch is a keeper for sure!  I stamped the sentiment in the middle, and then added a couple of embellishments to each.  I placed ribbon on the back of each and popped them up.

When you click on the products below, you will be taken directly to my shopping pages.  It couldn’t be easier to add your wishes to an online order.  AND be sure to add this Host Code to your order of over $50 in order to get a FREE choice of embellishments on p. 197 of the new annual catalog.  Simply place your order and then email me at with your embellishment choice!

Enjoy these DELIGHTFUL papers and bundle!  I know you will!

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Healing Hugs and Add Some Hope!

Hi again —

I hope your weekend was the best ever!  We had a Celebration Sunday at our church to honor our retiring pastor — 25 years in our congregation!  How does one begin to say thank you for all he and his wife have done for us?  Well, I made a card, and hoped I would be able to express what I wanted to say.

Healing Hugs 3 - Cross of Hope - Pearlized Doilies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used a card base of Coastal Cabana and then cut a panel of Whisper White 3 1/4″ wide and 5″ deep.  On that panel, I stamped one rose from the Healing Hugs stamp set in full strength Coastal Cabana.  Just look at this gorgeous stamp set, and its unique rose and leaf.  These sets are called “DISTINKTIVE” because of its photorealistic effect.

Healing Hugs stamp set

On a scratch sheet of paper, I stamped another rose and fussy cut it out to use as a mask.  I then covered the rose I stamped with the ‘scratch paper rose’  and stamped two roses in Pool Party around and over the ‘masked’ rose.  This gives the illusion that one rose is in back of the other.  I stamped some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, and then some background pattern from the stamp set on both the white and the Coastal Cabana paper to add a little interest and texture.

Healing Hugs Close Up - Cross of Hope - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

Special meaning for the sentiment:  Our church name is HOPE Lutheran, so I stamped the sentiment “Hold on to Hope” to with a double meaning in mind.  Behind the banner sentiment, I added a half of a pearlized doily and a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series paper.  And done!

Below is a list of supplies I used to make this project.  Simply click on any product, and you’ll be shopping with me!  Two beautiful stamp sets!

Don’t forget to add this Host Code to your order of over $50, and you’ll receive a FREE embellishment of your choice from p. 197 of the new Annual Catalog.  Simply place your order and email me at to let me know your choice!  The offer is good through June 29!  Host Code:  QECNQGTF

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Treasures in a Tin & a New Tool from Stampin’ Up!


I couldn’t wait to tell you about a new box of treasures from the new catalog — the Darling Label Punch Box! This box is truly a collection of treasures.  Here’s what you get:  a six-piece stamp set, a cute label punch, two Ink Spots, a clear acrylic stamping block, and of course, the beautiful tin that it all comes in.  The tin is a very generous 8″ X 8″ square.

Darling label punch set

Here is a card I made from this box:

Darling Label Punch Box - Lovely Lipstick - In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!

This card is made from a base of Lovely Lipstick card stock.  Notice how I not only used the Label Punch for the sentiment, which I colored with Aqua Painters; I punched some labels out in Lovely Lipstick and put them randomly on the front of the card.

I put a strip of In Color 6″X 6″ 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper down the middle, and embellished with the new 1/8″ Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon and some iridescent sequins that I sprinkled randomly across the card front.

So fun!  The supplies I used are at the bottom of this post!  Don’t miss out on this Tin of Treasures!

Darling Label Punch Box - Close Up - Lovely Lipstick - In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

NEW STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCT!  Turn your dies into embossing tools using the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  Chad, from Stampin’ Up!, shares “how to” tips and possibilities using the embossing mats in the video above.  See if you can spot where the embossing mats were used in the samples below – a subtle but beautiful “impression.”

Watch the Video

Eclectic Layers Thinlits & Embossing Mats – Images © Stampin’ Up!


Puzzle Pieces Thinlits & Big Shot Embossing Mats – Images © Stampin’ Up!


Springtime Impressions Thinlits & Embossing Mats – Images @ Stampin’ Up!


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Rooted In Nature and a Beautiful Wedding Bouquet

I am going to the wedding of a fun young couple tonight, who both love nature.  We helped decorated their reception hall this morning with burlap, daisies, candles, and pieces of oak accents for the tables.  Fun, huh?


So I knew I needed to make a special wedding card for them!  I used the Rooted in Nature bundle from the new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog.  Have you seen the beautiful natural stamps and dies?  There is no limit to the occasions you could address with this bundle!


Here is the card I came up with, and it was SUCH fun to create!

Rooted in Nature Bundle - Beautiful Bouquet - Wedding Card - Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I used a card base of Very Vanilla card stock, and then cut a 5 1/4″ x 4″ panel and ran it through the Big Shot using the Woodland Textured Embossing folder.   I cut a panel of Very Vanilla at 3 1/4″ x 4″ and then a panel of Tranquil Tide to fit behind that exactly 1/8″ larger.  On the Vanilla panel, I stamped large and small leaves from the stamp set, stamping off twice before adding them to the panel.


Rooted in Nature - Beautiful Bouquet 2 - Tranquil Tide - Crumb Cake - Wedding Card - Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder - Stitched Shapes Framelits - Mary Hanson - Up North

I used the framelits to create the leaves, a large and small, by first running them through the Big Shot with the embossing dies, and then running them through with the cutting dies.  Don’t you love the effect?  I stamped the sentiment on a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, and then put the card together.  Do you like the natural effect of the burlap ribbon and linen thread?  LOVE these colors together!!

The Rooted in Nature bundle is already extremely popular in the new catalog.  Don’t miss your chance to start creating with your own bundle!

If you do order this month with a total order of over $50 in product, please use this Host Code in order to get a FREE GIFT from me!  That gift will be a choice of ANY of the embellishments on p. 197 of your catalog.  You MUST use the Host Code, and then email me with your FREE GIFT CHOICE!  I can’t wait to see what you order!  Host Code:  QECNQGTF

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Pals June Blog Hop: Pick a “B”

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Welcome to the Pals June 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B,” Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the lookout for creations using new products from Stampin’ Up!

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.

My “B” is a BIRTHDAY CARD and is all about my color choice for this project.  I am so happy that BLACKBERRY BLISS has returned to the Stampin’ Up! Color Line-Up, and I know I’m not alone!  Can I get an AMEN! My card uses the combination of Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, and Sahara Sand, along with Copper Embossing accents.

Rooted in Nature Bundle - Copper Embossing Powder - Mint Macaron - Blackberry Bliss - Copper Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started out with a card base of Sahara Sand cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2,” scored at 4 1/4.”  I cut a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock to 5 1/4″ by 4″.  On that panel, I used Mint Macaron to stamp the larger leaf pattern all around the edge, stamping off the panel as well.  I adhered that Mint Macaron panel to the card base.

I cut a panel of Blackberry Bliss at 4 1/2″ by 3 1/4.”  I then cut a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock at 4 3/8″ by 3 1/8.”  On that panel, I used Mint Macaron stamp pad to stamp the smaller leaf pattern all over the panel – both at full strength and stamped off once – and then adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss panel.

Rooted in Nature Bundle 2 - Mint Macaron - Blackberry Bliss - Copper Embossing Powder - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I used my Big Shot to cut the largest circle from the Stitched Shaped framelits in Blackberry Bliss.  After rubbing with the Embossing Buddy, I stamped the tree image from the stamp set with Versamark, and then used Copper Embossing Powder to emboss.  While I was at it, I took a wooden embellishment from the 5th Anniversary March Paper Pumpkin kit, coated it with Versamark, and then copper embossing powder, and embossed it!

Nature's Roots Bundle - Close Up - Mint Macaron - Blackberry Bliss - Copper Embossing Powder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used the embossing dies to put details onto the two sizes of leaves.  I then took the cutting leaf dies and ran through the Big Shot again.  This is such a beautiful effect — the leaves are so realistic!

Finally, I used Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Sahara Sand and then punched two scraps with the Tailored Punch — the sentiment I just stamped, and a Mint Macaron.  I put the card together, adding some Copper Thread and two Faceted Dots — they’re so cute!

Rooted in Nature - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I truly LOVE this new bundle — everything about it! Shop with me by clicking on any of the products below, or by clicking on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button at the top of this page!  Rooted in Nature is bound to become a classic, and it’s just the start of what’s in this gorgeous new catalog!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018 for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments… Don’t miss it!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at AromasAndArt
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty


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The SU! Catalog is LIVE! & A Special Offer!

I can’t believe it’s finally here!  I’ve been waiting for this day for quite awhile so I could share the wonderful new products found in the new Annual Catalog.  I am going to make an order yet today (not that I’m excited!  Eek!)  But first, I wanted to give you some important information and a look at a fun new bundle.

Important Info first!  If you don’t go any further than this in my post, you need to know that if you do order this month with a total order of over $50 in product, please use this Host Code in order to get a FREE GIFT from me!  That gift will be a choice of ANY of the embellishments on p. 197 of your catalog.  You MUST use the Host Code, and then email me with your FREE GIFT CHOICE!  I can’t wait to see what you order!  Host Code:  QECNQGTF

Next:  If you haven’t received a catalog yet, and you’d like to, just email me at  I’ll get you one right away!  Here’s a pdf of the catalog so you can start shopping immediately! PDF Version of Annual Catalog

To SHOP NOW  for any of the products you see here, just click on this link!  Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

AND Watch this fun video for a peek at some new products!

The Abstract Impressions bundle caught my eye from the first time I saw it.  Its artistic images make it easy to create all kinds of floral bouquets and vignettes.

Abstract Impressions - Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies - Coastal Cabana - Lemon Lime Twist - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This card is built on one of the new colors that was an old favorite a few years ago:  Coastal Cabana.  I used Coastal Cabana ink to stamp the stripes across the background, using the abstract stripe stamp in the stamp set.  I used a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to make a larger banner, cut to 3″ wide and whatever length you prefer.  I used Whisper White Thick cardstock cut to 2 3/4″ by 4″, and stamped the little garden of abstract flowers.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green (another new color!) to make the stems and then stamped with Balmy Blue on the round part of the flowers and Coastal Cabana ink to accent.

Abstract Impressions Bundle

I cut an intricate corner die from the bundle in Coastal Cabana cardstock and cut it in half, positioning both pieces so they would stick out a little on the sides.

Artistic Impressions - Springtime Impressions Thinliets Dies - Close Up Coastal Cabana - Tailored Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I stamped out the sentiment from the stamp set in Coastal Cabana and then punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I added a strip of Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Ribbon in a loop, and then embellished the bouquet with some rhinestone embellishments.  Done!  And so cute!!  I love these colors together!

Artistic Impressions - Delightful Impressions Thinlits Dies - 2 - Coastal Cabana - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I posted this dragonfly card earlier in May.  Here’s another example of the way the florals can mix together in endless combinations.  Add in all our beautiful new colors, and the possibilities are endless!

Abstract Impressions - Detailed Dragonfly - Silver Embossing Powder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

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Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock

Just let me know if you need anything from me, and ENJOY the new catalog.  I know you’re going to love it!