Last Chance For August Specials!


We are down to the final hours of the Stampin’ Up! August promotions as well as my giveaway and $50 bonus gift!  To take advantage of these deals, you’ll need to place an order by 11:50 pm CT, TONIGHT.

BONUS DAYS!  For every $50 you spend between August  1 – 31 (total before shipping and tax) you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1 – 30!  You will automatically receive an email with special codes to use next month!  It’s like getting an instant 10% off on every order of $50!  No limit to the number of coupons you can acquire OR use in September!

MY TIP:  Stock up on essentials in August and earn bonus days coupons.  Redeem the coupons in September when the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog begins Sept. 5!

Color Your Season
COLOR YOUR SEASON!  Get in the mood to color and create something beautiful for all seasons! Ends August 31 or while supplies last.  Introducing the limited-time Color Your Season products.
  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set:  An exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
  • MY FAVORITE!  Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies: Includes coordinating stitched dies that offer stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

Blended Season stamp set - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop

Blended Season stamp set #149019 wood mount $53.00 / 149016 Clear Mount $39

Stitched Season framelits - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop

Stitched Season framelits #149013 $33

Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop

Blended Season Bundle at 10% off!

Wood mount bundle #149893 $77.25 / clear mount bundle #149894 $64.75

New Watercolor Pencil assortment from Stampin' UP! - available Aug. 1, 2018.  #149014 at

NEW Watercolor Pencils!  #149014 $12.50

FREE STAMP SET!  For every $50 order this month, you will be entered into a drawing for this brand new stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Sea of Textures! 


In addition, every $50 order will earn you a Metallic Thread of your choice:  Silver, Gold, Rose, or Copper!  Just email me with your choice!

Make sure you have your new Holiday Catalog ready and head over to Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Page starting September 1 through September 4!  We will be having some fun polls and questions — all about this beautiful new catalog! Prizes every day!

See you over there!


Going Down the Country Lane Again!

This Country Lane Suite from the new 2018 Holiday Catalog is just scrumptious.  ORDERING BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 5!  ARE YOU READY?  YAY!  The beautiful blends of Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White are so on trend.  And look at the cotton elements — LOVE!

Country Lane - Mint Macaron - Chicken Wire Elements - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started with a card base of Mint Macaron and added a 2-inch strip of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper in the cotton plant design.  I adore this!  Under that, I adhered a small strip of the wood grain design from the same collection of papers.

I stamped the pitcher and bouquet onto the largest of the oval Stitched Shaped Framelits.  I then used my Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, along with my Aqua Painter (for the Mint Macaron) to color in some of the bouquet elements.  I used Smoky Slate blends for the pitcher.

I cut out a section of the very cool Chicken Wire Elements and mounted behind the oval.  The Mint Macaron bow is the Nature’s Twine set, which I LOVE!  Don’t you find it so easy that Stampin’ Up! coordinates EVERYTHING?

Close Up 2 - Country Lane - Mint Macaron - Chicken Wire Elements - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The sentiment is from the First Frost stamp set, and punched with the Triple Banner Punch, then popped up with some Dimensionals.  And DONE!  I love everything about this card!

Yesterday I posted a different project using the Country Lane Suite.  Here’s the link for more info on that Project.  Click Here!

The supplies needed to create this project are found below.  Just click on any item to start shopping with me!

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A Country Lane at Harvest Time: Sneak Peek!

It’s wonderful to see the harvest starting all around the countryside.  I love this time of year in many ways!  This card reflects the beauty of the Harvest Season using some great new products from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Make sure to let me know if you don’t have yours yet!  I will get you one right away!  ORDERING BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 5!

Country Home - Galvanized Metallic Paper - Tin Tile Dynamic Textured impressions Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up! - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' .jpeg

The Country Lane suite includes a milk can and pitcher upon which you can stamp two different bouquets.  It’s perfect for coloring, whether you want to try your Stampin’ Blends, markers, or watercolor pencils.  The Designer Series Papers compliment the soft fall colors beautifully.

I used a card base of Blackberry Bliss, and took a strip of the brand new Galvanized Metal Paper and ran it through the Big Shot using the new Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder — a big title for a wonderful product!  You’ll LOVE the way it looks like a piece of vintage tin tile.  Super cool!

I stamped the milk can and bouquet images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a rectangle of Thick Whisper White card stock — this can be any size you’d like.  I backed that with a rectangle of Old Olive card stock that was 1/4″ larger than the white panel.  I used the Stampin’ Blends to create a bouquet — this is where you can have so much fun!  Use your Color Imagination to create all kinds of combinations!

Close Up Country Home - Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The sentiment is a simple rectangle of Whisper White cardstock stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  I finished off with a bow of Linen Thread (two strands), and some Clear Epoxy Droplets!  A fun card, and I just loved the coloring process!

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Autumn Sampler Class!

Join me on Monday, September 24 at 6:30 for my first Seasonal Sampler Class!  You will create a 9 x 9″ Autumn Sampler that is worthy of framing as a part of your autumn decor or to spruce up your desk!

Close up Autumn Sampler 2018 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This Autumn Sampler uses all current Stampin’ Up! products, and is 9″ X 9″ in size.  You will create the entire sampler during the class with all of my products and papers, using a number of current stamp sets, dies, and embellishments.

COST:  $20

DATE:  Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm.  Class Size Limit:  4

PLACE:  Mary’s Home, 40400 380th Ave. SE in Fosston

I will also be offering a Christmas Holiday Sampler of the same size in the near future.  You may purchase a white shadowbox frame for $10 that evening that can be re-used for all your future seasonal samplers!  OR you may use your own frame if so desired.  IT IS ALSO FINISHED IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU DON’T EVEN NEED A FRAME!  Up to you!

Email me at to sign up for the class!

A big thanks to Audra Monk for her wonderful inspiration!  Hope to see you on the 24th!


Fall Card Classes Now Open!

Hi, Stampers!

Are you like me, and your thoughts are somehow turning to Fall? Well, we will soon be celebrating its beauty.  I’m offering two September FALL stamping classes.  Here’s the info:

When: Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm  OR Saturday, September 29, 1:00 pm

Cost:  $20

What:  You will create six projects using new and current Stampin’ Up! products, including First Frost, Country Lane, Nature’s Roots, and more.  One project will be a Fancy Fold, one will be a sneak peek Christmas card, and one will be a Halloween Treat Container!

You MUST sign up with me to reserve a seat.  Limit:  Four per class.

More classes will be added when needed, so let me know if you would like to sign up, but neither of these dates works for you!

Hope to see you!  Email me at!

Sign up for the Holiday Designer Paper Shares – Pay a little and get ’em all!

If you’ve noticed the all-new Designer Series Papers in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, you’re probably trying to decide which ones will find their way to your craft table.  To be honest, it’s difficult to appreciate the full beauty of these double-sided papers from their small photos in the catalog.  For instance, did you know the Joyous Noel DSP has copper foil accents?

Or that the Frosted Floral DSP is shimmery?  GORGEOUS!

OR that the Santa’s Workshop papers have white fuzzy flocking on them?  SO cute!

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I’ve decided to do a Paper Share of the fabulous new papers from the Holiday Catalog.  It’s a great way for you to see the papers in person, try them out, and order more of what you want!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $16.00 plus $4.00 for First Class Mail shipping!

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs as well as four Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • All Is Bright – 6 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse – 6 sheets
  • Santa’s Workshop Specialty – 6 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty – 6 sheets
  • Joyous Noel 6″x 6″ Glimmer Paper – 3 (one of each color)
  • Frosted Floral Specialty – 6 sheets
  • Country Lane – 6 sheets
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper – 1 sheet
  • Toil & Trouble – 6 sheet
  • Black Foil Sheets – 1 sheet
  • Gold Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes – 2 sheets
  • Silver Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes – 2 sheets

In all, you’ll receive 47 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper and four cards & envelopes!

Double DSP Share – $32.00 + $6 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to

  • Your first and last name
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.

Deadline to order:  Friday, September 7!

Click to see a winner! (And guess what’s coming next?)

Finding life balance can be pretty tricky these days, and it’s all too easy to forget what matters most — like sharing your love with friends and family.  Our Blissful Blooms August 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, with its drenched-in-watercolor cards (the original was handpainted), gorgeous lined envelopes, and silver foil trim — plus tags you can hand stamp yourself, add that extra bit of love and thoughtfulness to a note directly from you.  (Who creates and handwrites cards anymore?  You do!  Your friends are going to think you’re from another planet or something!  But they’ll like it!

August Paper Pumpkin 1 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I got my August Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up! in the mail yesterday and I dug right in!  I love this kit!  Such a beautiful array of colors in floral patterns!  The kit contained all of the materials needed to make 10 (yes ten!!) full-size A2 cards with silver edged envelopes!

The kit also had an exclusive Blissful Blooms stamp set and a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Spot.  I know I’ll be using this set again, and Blackberry Bliss is one of my faves! Can you tell I’ve already given mine some use? I love the beautiful Sympathy sentiment – I will use this a ton!


The first card has pretty green and white vellum leaves and some pretty silver and pink baker’s twine. Look at the detailing!

August PP 1 Close up - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The first card has pretty green and white vellum leaves and some pretty silver and pink baker’s twine as well as a designed envelope!

The second card also has the pretty vellum pieces and decorated envelope with a different floral card base and smaller rectangular sentiment panel.


August Paper Pumpkin 2 - Mary Hanson

The lined envelopes are a super quality!

Aug PP overall

Refills are now available for just $9.00!  Click HERE to keep on making this beautiful kit!

Here are a couple of alternate projects you can create with just a few more supplies!  So fun!

Alternate PP August

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Kit – Coming in September!


Paper Pumpkin September

October is on its way, and that means you will be searching in every spooky nook and cranny for a bit of papercrafting fun. Paper Pumpkin has just what you need—a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box. September features an exclusive Halloween kit and special box too!

Be sure that you’re subscribed by September 10 will get the fantastic Halloween Paper Pumpkin Kit in mid-September!

Here are the details:
  • This kit will be a treat packaging (no cards this time!)
  • The kit can be repurposed to create other projects and it coordinates with the following colors:  Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
  • Stampin’ Up! will release alternate projects and share ideas in their newsletter, Pinterest page, blog, and social media
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so make sure that you’re subscribed early if you want to get this kit!
Click here to go out to the Paper Pumpkin website to start or reactivate your subscription now!

Frosted Floral Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

I just had to show you a sneak peek using a couple of my new favorites from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Have you received yours yet?  If you would like to receive a copy, just let me know by emailing me at   Take a look at what I’ve been playing with:

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper - Frosted Floral Bundle - Country Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The Frosted Floral Designer Papers are some of the loveliest I’ve seen – they are actually glimmery (is that a word?) with a little sparkle to the lovely floral patterns.  I can’t wait for you to see them in person!

This card is built on a card base of Gray Granite with a slightly smaller panel of Tranquil Tide card stock.  The next layer is one of the patterns from the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Papers.  From there, I cut out some leaves from the dies in the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies in vellum, Tranquil Tide, and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Close Up Frosted Floral Suite - Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Can you see how this paper shimmers?  So beautiful!  I cut out a rectangle from the Framelits in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and then stamped a sentiment from the beautiful new stamp set called Country Home in Tranquil Tide ink.  The fonts are gorgeous!  I then cut that sentiment out as well, offset the two panels, and popped the top one up with some Dimensionals.  From there, I simply adhered a few of the new Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets (LOVE), and done!

The supplies needed to make this card are below!

Reminder:  As a thank you during the month of August, with each $50 purchase, your name will be entered to win a brand new stamp set called “Sea of Textures!”  Isn’t it fun?



Holiday Catalog Paper Share!

I am hosting a Holiday Paper Share!  You will receive sheets of all the new Designer Series Papers from the brand new Holiday Catalog.  Why not see and touch them in person to find out which to put on your MUST HAVE list when the new catalog is open for ordering?  To find out more about my Holiday Paper Shares — Click HERE!

Deadline for ordering the Paper Share is Friday, September 7!

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Don’t forget about Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend this month, you’ll receive a coupon for $5 to spend in September.  Don’t lose the email you receive with the unique code. 

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Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad

One More Big Thank You!

As a Thank-you to my customers this month, any purchase of $50 or more will qualify you for a drawing to win a brand new stamp set from the Annual Catalog — Sea of Textures!  No Host Code needed, and this free drawing will include my host Club members!


This is my third and final post on a new bundle called A Big Thank You.  My card today is built with two new favorite colors of mine, Coastal Cabana and Pineapple Punch.

A big thank you - Coastal Cabana - Pineapple Puch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'


The bundle includes a stamp set with great sentiments and images, along with a single die that says it all!  I created my own background using the floral stamps from the stamp set.  Notice the two-step stamping of both the Coastal Cabana and Pineapple flowers.  Easy!

A Big Thank You Stamp Set

I cut out two Thank You sentiments from both Coastal Cabana and Basic Black cardstock and offset one with the other, gluing them on to the card base.  The “So Much” is heat embossed in white embossing powder onto black card stock and cut out.  I added a Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around the card before affixing it to the Whisper White Thick Card Base.  The Black Rhinestones add just a touch of “Bling.”


All the supplies for this card are found below.  Just click on any of the images!

Bonus Days Image

Don’t forget about Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend in August, you’ll receive a coupon in an email for $5 that you can spend in September!

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Another Big Thanks!

As a Thank-you to my customers this month, any purchase of $50 or more will qualify you for a drawing to win a brand new stamp set from the Annual Catalog — Sea of Textures!  No Host Code needed, and this free drawing will include my host Club members!


I have been having lots of fun with the new bundle “A Big Thank You” from the Annual Catalog.

A Big Thank You 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The bundle includes a stamp set with great sentiments and images, along with a single die that says it all!

A Big Thank You Stamp Set

This card started with a card base of Gray Granite with a panel of Petal Pink measured at 4″ X 5 1/4″ and then a layer of the granite-design from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  It really adds a nice textured look to the card.  In addition, this design picks up the Petal Pink background beautifully!

I cut out the Thank You sentiment from the Champagne Foil Paper and attached to the card.  The sentiment “You Are the Best” is stamped in Gray Granite ink on a scrap of Petal Pink and punched out with the Everyday Label punch — so handy!  I gathered a little Linen Thread behind it, and then added two pearls to set it off.

A Big Thanks 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'


All the supplies for this card are found below.  Just click on any of the images!

Bonus Days Image

Don’t forget about Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend in August, you’ll receive a coupon in an email for $5 that you can spend in September!

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