Is Someone Wondering What to Get You?

Let your peeps know that you’d LOVE a Gift Certificate for Stampin’ Up!  goodies!

SU Gift Cerficiate Graphic

Then look forward to buying items from the Amazing New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.  (They’ll be coming to your mailbox soon!)

That’s right, get a Gift Certificate from me for Christmas and you will be able to shop in the amazing new catalogs starting January 2! 

2018 Occasions Catalog Cover

Or better yet, use that gift certificate to purchase the Starter Kit and get even more.  Watch for the amazing starter kit special starting in January!  I can’t wait to tell you about it!  Send the gift-givers in your family MY WAY, and I’ll get them everything they need to make YOUR Holidays JOLLY!!  

Last Day for Snowflake Showcase!

THE SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE PRODUCTS & PROMOTION END NOV. 30 AT 11:50 P.M. MT.  There’s a whole lotta WOW! going on with the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Showcase products.  These limited release products are only available Nov. 1 – 30 OR while supplies last.

The Snowflake Showcase limited-time products are the essence of winter and holiday paper crafting but many go the distance for year-round use.  View the Snowflake Showcase flyer with available Snowflake Showcase products HERE.  The White Velvet Sheets have SOLD OUT.

Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set - Images © Stampin' Up!

Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

 

149692G Snowfall Thinlits DIes Stampin' Up!

Snowfall Thinlits Dies – Images © Stampin’ Up!

 

149620G Snowflake Trinkets

Snowflake Trinkets – Images © Stampin’ Up!

 

NEED INSPIRATION for the Snowflake Showcase products?  Check out these card ideas using the products!

Snowflake 11:20

Beautiful Blizzard - Snowflake Showcase - Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Snow is Glistening - Mary Hanson - Snowflake Showcase Bundle - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Snow is Glistening - Old Olive - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Snowflake Showcase bundle - Baker's Boxes - Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Phase Two of Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza is Here!

I hope you’ve had the best ever Thanksgiving long weekend!

SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!

This second sale of the Online Extravaganza begins now (Sunday, November 25) and ends tomorrow (Monday, November 26).  Stamp sets and kits will be featured in this sales period. So, you’ll be able to save 10% on clear-mount stamp sets, wood-mount stamp sets, photopolymer stamp sets, project kits, card kits, kit refills, Memories & More Card Packs, and punch box kits in the big catalog.  Click HERE to start shopping with me!

The discounted prices are ONLY good during the 48-hour sale period for each type of product. So, if you want discounted stamp sets or kits, be sure to place the order during this second sales period (by 11:50 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Monday, November 26.

Stampin’ Up! has set predetermined amounts of each product to be sold at the discounted price to make sure that they don’t run out of a product. Once the predetermined threshold for a product is reached, you will not be able to order that product. The item will be available for ordering again at full price within 36 hours of the sale ending.

Only items shown in the big catalog, not the Holiday Catalog, are included in this sale. There are some items in the big catalog which are not included in the sale for various reasons (for example, stock may be low at this time). The following kits are NOT included in this sale:

  • Soft Sayings Card Kit, page 8
  • Lots of Happy Card Kit, page 9
  • Host Only Sets, pages 226 to 229
  • Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, page 241 (inside back cover)
  • Bundles which include a stamp set and coordinating punch or big shot accessory at 10% savings already, scattered throughout the catalog
  • You Can Make It Collections, pages 33, 75, 123, 149, 194, and 205

Don’t wait to place your order.  You can contact me with a list of items you’d like to order and I will enter your order in the system for you during this sales period and will submit your order for you.  You will need to supply me with a credit card to charge for this order.

** Do you have Christmas shopping to do?  Take advantage of this sale to get a few ticked off without the hassle of crowds or lines!    The ALL-Inclusive KITS on discount Sunday and Monday are an excellent choice for any crafter, any age, and any skill level!   All they need is a pair of scissors; stamps, inks and adhesives all included.  Feel free to message me (218-280-1559) and I will place the order for you on Sunday or Monday.

 

Stamps and Kits:

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

A Look Ahead:  November 27-28

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and Thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Email me to order or place your order online!

 

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza is Here!

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

This Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you are enjoying family and friends.  I am truly thankful for all you, my stamping friends.  It brings me much joy to share a love of papercrafting with such a special group of people!

SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. We’re throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals.

** Do you have Christmas shopping to do?  Take advantage of this sale to get a few ticked off without the hassle of crowds or queues!    The ALL-Inclusive KITS on discount Sunday and Monday are an excellent choice for any crafter, any age, and any skill level!   All they need is a pair of scissors; stamps, inks and adhesives all included.  Feel free to message me and I will place the order for you on Sunday or place your order online.

PROMOTION DETAILS

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

**TODAY AND SATURDAY!  November 23-24  GO HERE to shop the sale with me for the following!

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

A look ahead:  November 25-26

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

November 27-28

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and Thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Email me to order or place your order online!

 

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza this Weekend!

Stampin’ Up! has shared the details for the Online Extravaganza Sale!!

Online

 

SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true.  Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too!  Hope that you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals.  Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Details:

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off!  Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

 

 

November 23–24

ANNUAL CATALOG PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS – 10% OFF!!

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale:  November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

 

 

November 25-26

ANNUAL CATALOG STAMPS & KITS – 10% OFF!!!

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Ordering Deadline for the Stamps & Kits Sale:  November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

 

November 27-28

ANNUAL CATALOG TOOLS & INK – 10% OFF!!!

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadline for the Tools & Ink Sale: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

 

WOW!!!  That’s 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog!!!!

 

If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store during the sale timeframes!  Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.  After that, the only thing left to do is shop!

Additional Information:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • Includes customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.)  No exceptions.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Get your wish lists ready!  Happy shopping!

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Inventory Update!

A quick post to let you know that Stampin’ Up! made an announcement about the continued availability of some products from the Holiday Catalog and I wanted to pass it along to you.

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From Stampin’ Up!: There is always a risk of products selling out without enough time to reorder and restock inventory before a catalog lifecycle is over. When this does happen, it is usually caused by a higher-than-forecasted demand. However, as we upgraded our inventory management system, there were system communication issues with the current holiday catalog and we have just determined that several products are at high risk of early depletion.

We want to share the list of products with you now so you can plan accordingly as you prepare for the holidays.

These products are running low and additional shipments will not be received before the end of the catalog sales period!

  • SNOWFLAKES & STARS WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147819)
  • SANTA’S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • ALPINE SPORTS THINLITS DIES (item 147916)
  • SINCERELY SANTA PROJECT KIT (item 148029)
  • FESTIVE FARMHOUSE COTTON TWINE (item 147888)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • DETAILED LEAVES THINLITS DIES (item 147921)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • DETAILED DEER THINLITS DIES (item 147915)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • SWIRLS & CURLS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 147923)*
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLITS DIES (item 147912)*
  • FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES (item 147922)

We don’t know when these products will go out of stock, but it’s possible some may run out as early as next week!

We have also indicated with an asterisk (*) which of these products will carry over into a future catalog.  So those items can be ordered at a later date.

We are working to fix the system communication errors to avoid similar problems in the future. Thank you for your patience.

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Finally – one last thing  – if you’ve got any of the items on the list above in your wish list and you’ve been waiting to get them – this would be a good time to go ahead and get them ordered!!  If you wait, there’s a very good chance that the items will sell out and you won’t be able to get them!  And, even though the carryover items will continue to be available for sale, once the current inventory is depleted, the new supply won’t be back in stock in time for Christmas.

So go get the items that you want now while you still can.

Pals November Blog Hop: Anything But A Card

2018-pbh-callmeclover 200 x 200Welcome to the November 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals.  Holiday card making is well on its way.  It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

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.

Santa's Workshop Designer Specialty Paper - Nothing Sweeter Bundle - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up! -

My treat holder a combination of old and new.  I found this design a few years ago, created by the Paper Pixie, Julie DeMatteo. (She’s a master of 3D projects AND cards.  There’s nothing she can’t do!)  Since then, I have tried to come up with my own design, but finally decided you can’t change perfection!  Instead, I have updated the project by using fresh new papers and stamp sets. Thank you, Julie!

As a high school teacher, I can only look on with envy when my elementary teacher colleagues receive all these wonderful little gifties from their adoring students.  Fellow teachers, this treat pouch is for YOU!  As a matter of fact, these hot chocolate and marshmallow holders are my best seller at craft shows!

Nothing Sweeter - Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I built the card base by using the instructions below:

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored along the 8-1/2″ side at 4-1/4″
    • Make a tick mark at 2-3/4″ along the 5-1/2″ side and cut from the tick mark to where the center score line meets the top edge
  • Santa’s Workshop DSP – 4″ x 5-1/8″
    • Make a tick mark at 2-5/8″ along the 5-1/8″ side and, with the tick mark along the right side, cut from the tick mark to the opposite left corner

The cute trio of trees are all from the Nothing Sweeter bundle.  I stamped with Shaded Spruce on the Seafoam tree, and used the stitched thinlit on the Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce tree.  I popped a sparkly snowflake on one tree from the Snowfall thinlits dies, and some Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes on the Mint tree, and adhered them onto the front of the treat pouch.  I ADORE this new stamp set and dies.  The shapes look like Christmas Cookies to me!

Nothing sweeter

The sentiment is from the Picked For You Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I love the special ‘teacher’ messages!

Picked For You

Since we no longer carry the plastic test tubes, I ordered them from Amazon.  You can get various sizes and quantities very reasonably.

Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper - Close Up - Nothing Sweeter - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson - Stampin' Up!

Click HERE to see a video with information on how to tie the ribbon around the test tube.  Julie makes it easy!

Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. 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.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  14. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018, for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun!

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

Last Days for November Paper Pumpkin!

 

November pp

Just a reminder to sign up for the November Paper Pumpkin by November 10 to get in on the Holiday Crafting fun!

Order two or three kits, get together with a couple of friends over coffee or wine!  A great afternoon of crafting, and everything is there for you — no prep!

Although the Paper Pumpkin kits are a surprise each month, we sometimes get hints.  It’s been revealed that the kit will contain ALL the ingredients for 10 cards, five each of two unique designs.  I CAN’T WAIT!! The Holiday Kits are always the best!

WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR MONTHLY BOX?

With Paper Pumpkin Kits, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period).  You’ll receive all the paper, embellishments, envelopes — everything you need to start creating!  In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month!

The price?  $19.95 a month and that includes shipping!! 

Click HERE to get started!

 

A Blizzard of Snowflakes is Coming — A Snowflake Mashup, in fact!

Have you checked out this video about the Holiday Stamp Set called “Beautiful Blizzard?”  The effects are breathtaking when you build a little blizzard of your own on your projects.

Snowflake Video Graphic Tues

I know, I know.  We just got the “Snowflake Showcase” available to us in November, but you know what?  They actually compliment each other quite well!  Here’s a card I made using both sets.

Beautiful Blizzard - Snowflake Showcase - Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Notice the blizzard effects on the background of this foil-lined card.  (the cards and enveloped come like that – aren’t they great?)  I used Coastal Cabana, both full strength and stamped off, to create the background that looks like my snowflakes are blowing around all over!

The other snowflakes are cut from the Snowfall Dies in Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Soft Seafoam.  I LOVE them.  See below for the entire list of products needed for this card, and then click on any of them to start shopping!

Here’s another card from the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle:

Beautiful Blizzard 2 - Balmy Blue - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

This was a CASE from the lovely and talented Tami White (stampwithtami.com), who did hers in non-traditional pinks.  So I tried it in Balmy Blue.  LOVE!

Do you need both sets?  NO — can you ever get enough snowflakes?  NO…..  And maybe you’re one who has said, “I have enough snowflakes already,” and opted out of the Snowflake Showcase.  Well, the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle is a great add-on because of it’s ‘blizzardy’ effects that you can add to YOUR snowflakes that you already own!

Any way you look it, it’s going to be a BLIZZARD of a season!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Products to make the “Blizzard-Snowflake” Mash-Up card above:

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

New at Stampin’ Up! — Shop by Project

TRY OUR NEW SHOP BY PROJECT ORDERING OPTION!

Shop by Project

 

We’re testing a new Shop by Project option in our online store that should make shopping for project supplies a little easier for you. In addition to featuring fun project ideas (and their accompanying supply lists), this new ordering option allows you to pick and choose only the items you need to complete a project and add those items to your cart—all without leaving the page!  Check it out and let me know what you think!

Go HERE to see the Shop by Project Options!

 

Catch a snowflake

I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the new Snowflake Showcase Suite.  I just LOVE mine, and have already used it for all kinds of projects.  The snowflakes are really breathtaking, and you may have already seen my ‘button tree’ projects from last week.  I may have gone a little overboard, but the tree is so fun!  Here are some project samples from Stampin’ Up!  Remember, this Suite of products is only available in November, and while supplies last!

Snowflake Sample 1Snowflake Sample 2Snowflake Sample 3Snowflake Sample 4Snowflake Sample 5

Go HERE to Shop the Entire Suite on my website!  Come with me and Catch a Snowflake!

Mary