Stampin’ Up! Sale for World Card Making Day!

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Tomorrow is World Card Making Day and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting tomorrow, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

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Click on the above photo to get the PDF and see all the items that are now 10% throughout this week!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store tomorrow to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!

Have a great week!  Mary

September Paper Pumpkin – Spooky Sweet!

My September Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived from Stampin’ Up! and I couldn’t wait to put some together.  This month the kit is called “Frights & Delights” and the kit created 24 cute Halloween treat bags!

September Paper Pumpkin Three - Mary Hanson

There were enough supplies to create 8 of each little treat bag and tag! Aren’t they cute?

Spooky Stamp Set

The kit also contained the exclusive Frights & Delights photopolymer stamp set and a Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot.  I filled my bags with candy corn, but you can put whatever you’d like in yours!

Check out the cute decorator cello bags — there are three different designs!

September Paper Pumpkin 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'September Paper Pumpkin 3 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'September Paper Pumpkin 2018 - 1 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

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.

Don’t forget about my September special — any order of $50 will earn you your choice of any color of Stampin’ Blend!  Just email me with your pick.  Here’s the Host Code to use in order to get in on this offer:  H4MYKPFX

 

A Fall Bouquet with Copper Bling

I couldn’t wait to try a new product from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog:  the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  There are many techniques you can use with this paint, and I’ll be trying each of them.  Here is my project:

First Frost - Colorful Seasons - Bright Copper Shimmer Paint - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I used the Gray Granite cardstock to make a card base, and then cut a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper — any wood grain you like is fine!  I took the bottle of Bright Copper Shimmer Paint and shook it, pouring out a dime size dollop onto an acrylic stamping block.  I then used the leaf stamp from Colorful Seasons and inked it up, spreading the pain out on the block and covering the stamp in a light coat.  I stamped directly onto the wood-grained paper.  I repeated this step to create a background of copper leaves.  So fun!  It takes only a few minutes to dry.

I used a scrap of Gray Granite to stamp the sentiment from a new stamp set called Flourish Filagree.  I love this stamp set because it coordinates with the Pretty Label Punch – so easy!  I love a punch!  Remember this one?

Flourish Filagree

 

Pretty LabelSo I punched out the sentiment after having stamped it with Cajun Craze.  I took some Whisper White Thick cardstock and stamped some flowers of both sizes in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze, and then cut them out with my Big Shot.  I used the Joyous Noel 6 x 6 Glimmer paper in the copper color to cut out some small berry elements as well.  From here, all I had to do was build my Fall Bouquet onto the background of shimmery copper.

First Frost Close Up - Bright Copper Shimmer Paint - Filagree - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

 

I made a bow using the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and frayed the ‘tails’ of the bow before adhering with a glue dot.  And done!  I love the effect of the copper paint.

Click on any of the items below to start shopping with me!

Don’t forget about my September special — any order of $50 will earn you your choice of any color of Stampin’ Blend!  Just email me with your pick.  Here’s the Host Code to use in order to get in on this offer:  H4MYKPFX

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

Going, Going….Get them now!

I had a feeling that there would be some extremely popular items in the Holiday catalog.  The following products will move to non-orderable status on Wednesday, September 19th at 11 a.m. Central time.  Both items are currently on backorder and will ship in October if you order today.
HINT:  Get them now!  When you order, the product may be on backorder, but you will receive notice of when it is in stock again. 
After September 19th, you will NOT be able to order at all.
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Don’t forget about the updated Clearance Rack!  Some items have sold out already, so get the bargains while they’re still available!
Just let me know if you have questions!

Clearance Rack Updated!

Clearance Rack
I’m going to make this short and sweet so you can act fast. New items have been added to the Clearance Rack with savings of up to 60% off on retired accessories are available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
You are always also welcome to call me at 218-280-1559 to place your orders.  Happy Bargain Shopping!

A Snowman Obsession?

I may very well be under the spell of the snowmen from the new “Spirited Snowmen” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Spirited Snowman Tranquil Tide 1 - Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

Thank you to fellow stamper Tina Wandell for the inspiration!  This card starts with a base of Tranquil Tide card stock.  Upon that, I built a layer using a panel of Whisper White cardstock embossed using the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, 4 1/8″ X 2 1/2′.  I also used a panel measuring 4 1/8″ X 3 3/8″.  Overlap them a little in the middle and adhere.  I wrapped a piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon around to the back and adhered with SNAIL.  I tied a small bow and attached it with a glue dot.

From there, I stamped the cute little skater guy with Memento Ink onto Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I used an Aqua Painter to shade in the snowman with Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, and Gray Granite.  You can do whatever you’d like — that’s the fun of coloring with the Aqua Painters — no right or wrong, just fun!

Spirited Snowmen Close Up Tranquil - Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Click HERE to see a video on how to use Aqua Painters with ink pads.

I used the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies and my Big Shot to cut out the snowman.  I adhered with a few Dimensionals.  I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White and cut out using the Banner Triple Punch to finish off the two ends.  I adhered that with Dimensionals as well.  All done!  Click on any of the products below to shop online with me!

Spirited Snowmen 2 - Tranquil Tide - Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Don’t forget about my September special — any order of $50 will earn you your choice of any color of Stampin’ Blend!  Just email me with your pick.  Here’s the Host Code to use in order to get in on this offer:  H4MYKPFX

Product List

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad
[144085]
$6.50

Glue Dots

$5.25

Spirited Snowmen Card Kit To Go (#1)

Have you ever bought a new stamp set, but then were not sure what to do with it?  PROBLEM SOLVED!  I’m here to announce a card kit to go – Spirited Snowmen! The kit includes (3) exclusive cards featuring the Spirited Snowman stamp set that will let you get to know this fun and whimsical set inside and out! Get your kit while supplies last!

Kit to Go #1


KIT INCLUDES:

* All consumables to create (3) cards
* All die cuts and embellishments
* Full-color step-by-step instructions

KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/stamped images
* Inks
* Adhesives
* Shipping – US only, if needed!  I will drop off in Fosston at your convenience.

SU!pplies Needed to Complete:

Stamps:  Spirited Snowmen
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, (Recommended for watercoloring or Stampin’ Blends), Ink Pads:  Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Grey Granite, Crumb Cake, Pool Party Ink Pads.  **You can substitute any colors you’d like!
Accessories Needed: Aqua Painters

Spirited Snowman Card Kit to Go – $10.00
(+ Shipping if needed – US Only)

Kit Options
No Shipping Needed $10.00 USD
Shipping $14.00 USD
Option 3 $10.00 USD

Happy Stampin’!
Mary

Do you wanna build a snowman?

My love affair with the SNOWMEN continues!  I can’t get enough of these cute little guys! I CASED the new Holiday Catalog to make this card:

Spirited Snowmen - Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper - All is Bright Paper Clips - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

My card was built on a card base of Garden Green cardstock with an added strip of the new Santa’s Workshop Designer Series paper.  Did you know it’s FUZZY?  So cute and holiday-like!  It reminds me of my childhood.

Here’s a closeup of this fun stamp set!

 

Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set

I then stamped the snowman couple in Memento Ink Tuxedo Black (recommended when using the Blends!)  I colored some aspects with Pool Party, Real Red, and Garden Green.  You can do as little or as much as you’d like.  I also took a small paintbrush and painted some Frost White Shimmer Paint on the snow they’re standing on.  I LOVE the edges of these stamps — kind of like a pencil drawing, or watercolor!  So sweet and whimsical!

Spirited Snowman Close Up - Pool Party Real Red - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Then I cut my snow couple out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and my Big Shot.  I put it all together with some ribbon and baker’s twine, and added a few sequins and a cute paper clip.  You can do so many things with this set — it’s all about having fun!  All the products I used are below — shop with me today so you can start BUILDING SNOWMEN yourself!

Don’t forget about my September special — any order of $50 will earn you your choice of any color of Stampin’ Blend!  Just email me with your pick.  Here’s the Host Code to use in order to get in on this offer:  H4MYKPFX


Product List

Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker

Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker
[100080]
$3.50

Glue Dots

$5.25

Warm Heart, Cold…Snowmen?

I know it’s not ‘snowman’ time, but I couldn’t resist playing with the new stamp set called “Spirited Snowmen.”  Prior to this, I didn’t own a snowman set, so it was a delight to finally see one in the new catalog!  Here’s my first ever card!

Spirited Snowmen - Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - Under the Mistletoe - Linen Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Is that snowman not the CUTEST thing you’ve ever seen?  Here’s the stamp set:

Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set

To create this card, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock.  I cut a panel from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Papers cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ inches, and adhered that to the base.

I stamped the snowman image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a scrap of Whisper White Thick cardstock and colored it with Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.  Fun, fun!  From there, I used my Big Shot to cut Mr. Snowman out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  I used my Aqua Painter and dipped the brush into the cap of my Winter White Shimmer Paint and painted a little glimmery shadow on the snowman and topped it off with three Basic Rhinestones.

Spirited Snowmen THE Closeup - Under the Mistletoe - Linen Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Finally, I stamped the little holly stamp on a scratch piece of Whisper White cardstock, colored it and cut it out with my snips.  I attached it with a glue dot and then tied three strands of Linen Thread together to adorn the greenery, attached with a glue dot as well.

That was it!  It was pure joy to make this card, and I have another one to show you tomorrow!  Shop with me below to get the supplies to make this darling card — you’ll have endless hours of fun creating your snowmen projects.

Don’t forget about my September special — any order of $50 will earn you your choice of any color of Stampin’ Blend!  Just email me with your pick.  Here’s the Host Code to use in order to get in on this offer:  H4MYKPFX

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

What are YOUR Favorite Things?

I really can’t even choose what My Favorite Things are from the new 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  But here is a partial list.  Tomorrow?  A look at another stamp set that totally stole my heart when I worked with it!

Click here to view the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Or just email me HERE to get your own free copy!

Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set & Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, p. 5  (save 10% bundle item #149952 | $49.50)   Say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Christmas, and much more to your loved ones with the Merry Christmas to All photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Merry Christmas Thinlits dies.  This one is a keeper, and can go with so many other SU! products.

Dashing Deer Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, p. 9 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149935 | $50.25)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149934 | $57.50)  Beautiful stylized deer—stunning for cards, table decoration or other projects.  Create gorgeous die-cut deer with the Detailed Deer Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.

Winter Woods Stamp Set & In the Woods Framelits Dies, p. 27 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149992 | $50.25)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149991 | $57.50)   Recreate a beautiful walk through the woods with the photorealistic trees of this set.  Create die-cut scenic trees with the In the Woods Framelits dies and the Big Shot.  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration here.

Takeout Treats Stamp Set & Takeout Thinlits Dies, p. 50 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149990 | $49.50)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149989 | $56.50)  This will be a 3-D favorite for small holiday gifts, treats, place settings, favors and more!  Fun sentiments and imagery for any occasion: Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day!  Create a die-cut takeout box in quickly with Takeout Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.

Spooky Sweets Bundle, p. 51 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149973 | $30.50)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149974 | $35.00)  Time to go batty—over this stamp set!  Quickly punch out spooky bats for your projects.

Buffalo Check, p. 38 (clear mount item #147794 | $15.00)(wood mount item #147797 | $20.00) It’s a gingham making “machine!”  This background stamp will give your projects a rustic, homey feel.

Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, p. 13 (item #147820 | $11.00)  Rustic squares, wood, stripe and plaid patterns.  These classics in Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Whisper White make you think of comfy chairs and a crackling fire.

Frosted Floral Specialty p. 37 (item #147800 | $14.00)  Classically elegant, textured designs printed on shimmery white paper.  Will transition beautifully from winter to spring!  My personal favorite DSP in the catalog, and not just for the holidays!

Tin Tile Embossing Folder, p. 43 (item #147906 | $10.00)  Create a delicate tin-tile look with this embossing folder and the NEW Galvanized Metallic Paper (item #147805, $5).  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration here.

Blizzard Thinlits Die, p. 39 (item #147902 | $28.00)  Create your very own “blizzard” with the Blizzard Thinlits die and the Big Shot.  For best results, be sure to use the Precision Base Plate (item #139684, $25) with the Big Shot.

Braided Linen Trim, p. 43 (item #147808 | $7.00)  Thick rustic ribbon is so pretty and unique! Trim can be unwoven easily if you want a frayed look.

Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, p. 49 (item #147897 | $8.50)  This sparkly black ribbon is perfect for Halloween or sophisticated projects.

Signs of Santa Stamp Set & Santa’s Signpost Framelits, p. 19 (10% off bundle item #149967 | $47.50)  Don’t you just love these quirky, retro images? And look—there’s even an official North Pole seal. Now, who wouldn’t be impressed by that?  Create die-cut Santas, elves and signposts to the North Pole in record time with Santa’s Signpost Framelits dies and the Big Shot.  Many of the dies coordinate with the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #147809, $14), too, for instant coloring!

Nothing Sweeter Stamp Set & Sweetly Stitched Framelits Dies, p. 25 (Save 10% bundle item #149955 | $42.25)  Don’t overlook this darling, set with multi-occasion possibilities!  Create faux-stitched, die-cut Christmas trees, hearts, presents, and more with Sweetly Stitched Framelits dies and the Big Shot.

Illuminated Christmas, p. 14 (clear mount item #147833 | $21.00)  (wood mount item #147836 | $29.00)  Illuminate someone’s heart by sending them a very special Christmas card.

Don’t forget about my September special — any order of $50 will earn you your choice of any color of Stampin’ Blend!  Just email me with your pick.  Here’s the Host Code to use in order to get in on this offer:  H4MYKPFX