The BEST 2 Ways to Enjoy Sale-A-Bration & Savings!

There is nothing like new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog products and a Sale-A-Bration promotion to get your creative wheels turning.  I’m having a ball crafting with new dies, stamps, pretty paper, and embellishments.  If you are passionate about paper, stamps, and ink, it’s a fantastic time to purchase a starter kit, join Stampin’ Up! (risk-free with no further obligation) and enjoy those new products at a minimum of 20% off.

 

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THE ULTIMATE STAMPIN’ UP! BUNDLE ($99 Starter Kit) IS EVEN BETTER!  These TWO 2019 Sale-A-Bration $99 Starter Kit offers are hard to resist!  The kits are the best bundles and value of Stampin’ Up! products you can get! 

AVAILABLE ONLY DURING SALE-A-BRATION JAN. 3 – MAR. 31

DURING SALE-A-BRATION (Jan. 3 – March 31), there are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up!

Option A ($50 product bonus):  Pay $99, receive your choice of $175 in Stampin’ Up! products (that’s $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.

Option B ($50 product bonus & craft tote):  Pay $129, receive $175 in your choice of Stampin’ Up! products and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.  This kit includes a beautiful Craft & Carry Tote Bag valued at $50.  You save $20 on the tote as part of the kit and also get $76 in FREE products.

You’ll love it for crafting on the go!  Get a close up look at the Craft & Carry Tote Bag here.

 

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AND THERE’S MORE . . . DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS OF JOINING:

  • Create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.
  • Happy shopping & SAVINGS!  Purchase the starter kit in January and receive a 20% discount (25% if you reach $1800 in rolling 12-month sales) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of July 31, 2019.  This window of time includes enjoying your discount on the 2019-2020 annual catalog pre-order products (May) and launch (June)!
  • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through July 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! July – September quarter.  Renew with $300 in sales and/or personal purchases for each additional quarter.
  • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits with no risk and no penalty to drop.
  • Be first!  View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount) – one of my favorite benefits.
  • A good fit!  I welcome hobby stampers to my Up North Stampin’ team!
  • Do it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

 

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BE PART OF STAMPIN’ UP! & THE PALS STAMPING COMMUNITY!

  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources that you’ll love.
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals, led by Mary Fish, my upline, that includes private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship and fun!  IT WILL CHANGE YOUR CRAFTING FOREVER!  TRUST ME!  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

CONTACT ME HERE IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THE UP NORTH STAMPIN’ TEAM!  THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME!

January BIG PRIZE DRAWING: You’ve got 11 More Days!

It’s Sooooooooo CHILLY up here in Northern Minnesota — our thermometer read 31 degrees BELOW ZERO this morning.  Time to stay in and craft!  We’re in full Sale-A-Bration Mode, and sales are going SWIMMINGLY!  Don’t Forget: to kick things off, I’m offering a super prize drawing.   Once you’ve placed your $50 order using this code, your name will also be entered into a special drawing.

Drawing Prize, this month only:  A brand new Darling Label Punch Box, complete with stamps, a punch, and a stamp set – valued at $45!  Don’t forget to use the Host Code GTH9URA

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Please use the January Host Code that you can use OVER AND ABOVE the wonderful Sale-A-Bration offers this month.  Use this Host Code: SGTH9URA with your order of over $50 and receive an entire package of Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins free from me!  Once you’ve placed your $50 order using this code, your name will also be entered into the drawing.  

Until the end of March you can get awesome FREE stuff with your purchases!  Check it out!

I’m going to dig in soon and show you some of the awesome goodies you can get your hands on with your $50 order.  And there’s no limit!  For every 50 you spend, you earn more free goods!  It IS before tax and shipping so remember that AND there are even some items you can earn if you spend $100!

And three cheers for SAB because there are THREE ways to earn free stuff!!!!  If you host a class or party with me you can earn free items based on your sales!  If you’d like to set something up just let me know!  I’d love to show your friends how to make fun and cute items while getting you freebies!

And finally, you can get some awesome stuff if you join my team during SAB!  There are two options this year and each is better than the next!  For only $99 you can fully customize your starter kit with $175 worth of merchandise!  That is NOT a typo!  An even better deal is the second option which is still $175 worth of merchandise (your choice, pick any items you want) plus the new Craft & Carry Tote (a $50 value) for only $129!  I mean, one, it’s cute, and two, I’ve used it to carry around my crafting supplies and it’s awesome!  These are amazing deals!  Let me know if you want to talk more about getting your hands on this stuff and joining my team!

Ok, so now that you got the lowdown, onto the project which uses a cute SAB set that you can get for free!

Who doesn’t love a cupcake?  This one is easy to build because it’s a photopolymer set and you just line it up and stamp! They even included a little piece for the actual cupcake that peeks out under the icing, isn’t that fantastic?  I can’t ice a cupcake very well but I can stamp one 🙂  I CASED this darling card from TooCoolStamping — she’s so talented!

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It’s so fun to build this cupcake!  My colors were:  Grapefruit Grove and Highland Heather respectively, along with So Saffron for the little slice of cake in the middle, and Soft Suede.  You built the cupcake from the bottom up, and then there is the option of putting a couple of fun things on top, including the little heart stick.    Here’s the FREE stamp set:

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Aren’t those fonts just darling? The other FREEBIE?  The darling ribbon!

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All five of these rolls of ribbon are free with a $50 purchase.  Below is a list of the products I used for these projects.

Product List

Valentine Project Class Coming!

I LOVE Valentine’s Day!!  I don’t know whether it’s the colors, the romance, the friendship, the cards, the flowers….I just love everything about the holiday!  Join me on Saturday, January 26, or Thursday, January 31 for a Valentines Class!  You will create 5-6 projects for $20.  The projects will include a pillow box, cards, and another treat packet.  Here are a couple of projects you’ll make!  More Class details found below!

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Place: Mary Hanson’s House, 40400 380th Ave. SE in Fosston

Dates and Times:    Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 pm  OR Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 pm

Price:  $20

Reply HERE to reserve your spot!

 

January Pals Blog Hop: From the Heart

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Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! January is all about making “Art from the Heart,” featuring projects for Valentines Day, Thinking of You, Get Well, or Sympathy. 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.

I’ve had a couple of precious dogs over the last 25 years, both of whom lived for over 15 years, including Daisy the Springer Spaniel!

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We dog lovers agree that pets are family members.  The new “Happy Tails” stamp set and punch bundle from Stampin’ Up is so cute, and can be used in so many ways!  A new puppy?  A friendship card? And we know there are times when a friend’s dog is sick or dies.  This stamp set can say all the right words FROM THE HEART, even when they’re hard to express.

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The inspiration for my card came from Regina Andari from the UK.  I started with a Whisper White Thick cardstock base and then added a panel of Early Espresso at 4″ by 5 1/4″, torn at the bottom.  The next layer is Coastal Cabana, measured at 3 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ and torn at the bottom as well.  I used Coastal Cabana ink to stamp some full strength pawprints all over the paper, and then I ran the panel through the Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I love the tweedy texture it adds!

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I stamped the dog stamp onto Whisper White cardstock with Early Espresso ink.  I used the Coastal Cabana ink to stamp the little collar on his neck, and then added some small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to it.  I then punched the dog stamped design out using the Dog Punch, brand new from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. So quick and so cute!

The next layer comes from a panel of Wooden Textures Designer Series Paper.  I cut a strip 2 1/2″ x 4″ and tore the bottom again.  Using White Embossing Powder and Versamark, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Happy Tails stamp set.

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Take a look at all the sweet sentiments in this stamp set!

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I wrapped some Silver and Pool Party Baker’s Twine around the wooden textures panel and tied a bow.  Then I mounted that onto the Coastal Cabana panel.  I adhered the stamped and punched dog onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added a punched-out heart from the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper.  The Happy Tails Bundle is SO fun to work with, and so versatile for all the dog lovers in your life!  See the product list below to shop for all of these awesome products in my online store.

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More inspiration awaits!  Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team, starting with the wonderful and talented Jennifer Michalski.  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. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s Time to Sale-A-Brate” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  14. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  17. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  18. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  19. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’      You Are Here!
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  23. Patti MacLeith at Paper Crafts by Patti
  24. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit

Remember to use the January Host Code SGTH9URA with your order of over $50 and receive an entire package of Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins free from me!  Once you’ve placed your $50 order using this code, your name will also be entered into a special drawing to kick off Sale-A-Bration:  A brand new Darling Label Punch Box, valued at $45! 

Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

The Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle — the Best Deal All Year!

THE ULTIMATE STAMPIN’ UP! BUNDLE IS EVEN BETTER!  These TWO 2019 Sale-A-Bration $99 Starter Kit offers are hard to resist!  The kits are the best bundles and value of Stampin’ Up! products you can get!  AVAILABLE STARTING JAN. 3!

DURING SALE-A-BRATION (Jan. 3 – March 31), there are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up!

Option A:  Pay $99, receive your choice of $175 in products (that’s $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.

Option B:  Pay $129, receive your choice of $225 in products and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.  This kit includes a beautiful Craft & Carry Tote Bag valued at $50.  You save $20 on the tote as part of the kit and get $76 in FREE products.

You’ll love it for crafting on the go!  Get a close up look at the Craft & Carry Tote Bag HERE!

 

 

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AND THERE’S MORE . . . DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS OF JOINING:

  • Create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.
  • Happy shopping & SAVINGS!  Purchase the starter kit in January and receive a 20% discount (up to 25%) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of July 31, 2019.  This window of time includes enjoying your discount on the 2019-2020 annual catalog pre-order products (May) and launch (June)!
  • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through July 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! July – September quarter.  Renew with $300 in sales and/or personal purchases for each additional quarter.
  • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits with no risk and no penalty to drop.
  • Be first!  View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount) – one of my favorite benefits.
  • A good fit!  I welcome hobby stampers to my Up North Stampin’ Team!
  • Be a part of a national stamping Facebook group — Get ideas, inspiration, sell and buy stamp sets, get door prizes, post your work…..It’s the BEST, believe me!
  • Do it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

Let me know if you want to pull the trigger on the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle!  I’d LOVE to have you on my team!  HERE is the link to get started on a GREAT stamping adventure!

January Host Code for a Free Gift and A Great Prize Drawing!

It’s time for a January Host Code that you can use OVER AND ABOVE the wonderful Sale-A-Bration offers this month.  Use this Host Code: SGTH9URA with your order of over $50 and receive an entire package of Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins free from me!  Once you’ve placed your $50 order using this code, your name will also be entered into a special drawing to kick off Sale-A-Bration:  

Drawing Prize, this month only:  A brand new Darling Label Punch Box, valued at $45!  Don’t forget to use the Host Code GTH9URA

darling label

And now, to a new card with some brand new Designer Series Paper!  

Thanks to Patty Bennett, awesome award-winning papercrafter, for this fun Creative Fold design.  I made this project my own by using some new Designer Series Paper from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs, AS WELL AS these beautiful butterflies!  Here’s the card:

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You start with a 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ panel of cardstock for the base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″.  Cut two pieces of Happiness Blooms DSP — one 4″ by 3″, and one 4″ by 2″.  Score them both at 1/2″ on the shorter side, not the 4″ side. Fold the paper at the 1/2″ score, and then adhere the small fold down.  An easy trick, and now you have cute panels of a complimentary design.  Here’s the Happiness Blooms DSP.  Don’t you love the bright colors?  A shot of energy and cheer in the gloom of winter!

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Adhere both panels of DSP down onto the card base.  Either panel can go on the top or bottom, depending on your preference.  The space in the middle is ready for your sentiment and an embellishment or diecut object.

I chose two of the beautiful designs from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series papers, and punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I sprayed the two butterflies with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint.  So easy, and people will marvel at your beautiful artistry!  🙂

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Here’s that beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, FREE with a $50 purchase from either the Occasions or the Annual Catalog.  It adds SO MUCH versatility to the punch and stamp set!

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Pop those two butterflies up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then stamp a sentiment in the middle.  I used one from the beautiful stamp set called “Kindness and Compassion.”  Don’t you just love the fonts?  This set is a ‘must have!’

kindness and compassion stamp set

 

Here’s the Butterfly Gala bundle — one of my very favorites from the Occasions Catalog.  And only $35 for the bundle?  What??!!

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Below is my entire list of products.  Click on any of them to start shopping with me!

 

It’s Here!!

The 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure starts today!

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Sale-A-Bration is one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! Year!  This year it runs from January 3 – March 31, 2019. Here are a few samples of the great projects you can create!

EVERYONE can benefit. It is THE BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! year for everyone –

  1. those that purchase product
  2. those that host parties
  3. those that join the Stampin’ Up! family
  4. and those who are already demonstrators (and those that join during SAB)!
    Because everyone can earn wonderful free product!!

 

  1. Purchase products from the Annual Catalog, the upcoming Occasions Catalog and/or the Online Store, and get awesome free products from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Brochure!
    • For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product.
    • For every $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), you can either get two FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products OR you can get a FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product.
  2. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

    2.  Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards!

    Get in on free products & fun bonuses during Sale-a-Bration! January 3 – March 31, 2019. It’s one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! year!! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

    Don’t want to host, but want to order enough to get in on those extra Stampin’ Rewards? You can certainly do that! AND then you can also choose at least FIVE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products (or a combination of Level 1 and level 2 products) for free for placing that $250+ order!

    You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward the purchase of a Starter Kit, get in on one of the great kit offers below, and become a demonstrator yourself!

    3.  It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose EVEN MORE for free for your Starter Kit.

    Get in on free products & fun bonuses during Sale-a-Bration! January 3 – March 31, 2019. It’s one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! year!! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

    The Starter Kit is always an excellent value: $99 + tax for $125 worth of product. But during SAB, the kit is $99 + tax for $175 worth of product – $76 in free product ($50 more than usual)! You choose what you want to get in your kit AND you don’t pay shipping. You’ll also get free business supplies and a bonus Paper Pumpkin kit at no extra cost. You can even add in the beautiful new Craft-n-Carry Tote (a $50 value) for an additional $30!

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4.  If you are already a demonstrator (or you end up getting the Starter Kit to become one), you can earn ALL OF THE ABOVE while also getting your demonstrator discount. AND you can also earn free catalog product credit during the promotional period for your sales and personal team member growth. Be sure to log in to the demonstrator side of the website to learn more.

Enjoy Sale-A-Bration!! And contact me if you have any questions.

Click here to view the Occasions Catalog

Click here to view the Sale a Bration Brochure

Click here to request these Catalogs.

Cling Stamps Are Here!

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Recently, I received a new stamp set from the Occasions catalog, and I have to tell you — I LOVE the new Cling Stamps!  What are they?  Well, Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber stamps are now better than ever! The same quality rubber material you’ve always loved now comes with an adhesive image label that will cling like crazy to clear blocks (AC p. 206) or Stamparatus plates (AC p. 207) every time you use them.

These exciting new cling stamp sets will be available in the 2019 occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure on January 3:

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To learn more about Cling Stamps, watch this informative video!

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Labeling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labeling instructions.

Note: Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently.  Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the stamp’s foam.

  • Remove the paper backing from the label.
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.

Best Practices

To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.) To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

Lastly, here is a flyer you can download and print that gives you great instructions on how to use your cling stamps.