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.


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!

  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)

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.


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:


  • 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!

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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!


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 (, 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:

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New at Stampin’ Up! — Shop by Project


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!



Snowflake Showcase is Here!

The  Snowflake Showcase Suite will be available starting today – and ONLY for the month of November!  I had some fun with the tree and snowflake stamps from this fun Suite. And here’s the link to some other projects I made.    Take a look:

Snow is Glistening - Old Olive - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Snow is Glistening - Pastels - pool party - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Snow is Glistening - White Embossing Powder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!Nordic - Snow is Glistening - Snowflake Trinkets - Timeless Tidings - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

You can see all of the products available by clicking here or click on the images below to head over to my online store to start shopping now!

So – ready to add this one to your stash?? Click on this flyer to get more info!  And then come shopping with me HERE!

Here’s a fun video to get you inspired!