A FREE Stamp Set? Yep!

I just finished my February Paper Pumpkin kit, and I have to say, I loved it!  I’m going to enjoy sending these cards.  There were nine cards and envelopes total with this kit, and they’re unique, ‘artsy,’ and beautiful!

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And now, for the exciting news!

PP FREE Stamp SetWe don’t want to give away too much, but here’s a little bit about the March kit to get you excited! Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

March Kit Insider Info directly from Stampin’ UP!

  • It’s one of nicest Paper Pumpkin kits we’ll get this year
  • The EXTRA free stamp set is going to be useful for many projects
  • The EXTRA free stamp set is one you will use over and over
  • You will want the March kit just for the EXTRA free stamp set
  • The EXTRA free stamp set goes with the March kit but can also be used separately

You have until March 10 to order the March kit!  Give it a try!  There’s nothing to lose — by starting a subscription, your Paper Pumpkin kit each month features FREE SHIPPING!  Suspend or Cancel anytime if it’s not for you!  My daughters each have a subscription and they LOVE it!  A great opportunity for a little bit of “ME” time.

Go here to get your Subscription!  Or email me HERE with questions!

Stampin’ Up! Your Coordination Station!

Hello, Fellow Stampers!

Coordination

I am so excited about the new dies, punch and stamp set, released as “coordination” items beginning March 1st, to go with all your wonderful FREE Sale-A-Bration products this year.  What a great surprise!  So snap up your Sale-A-Bration Freebies, and then get ready to purchase all the new “coordination” items to go with them on March 1st.  Let’s walk thru all the wonderful Sale-A-Bration promotions and details and keep you ‘coordinated!’

Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31) is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year.  Earn FREE product gifts for every $50 or $100 (total before shipping and tax) you spend.  I love how many of the gifts coordinate with Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration coordination limited release products.

Sale-A-Bration 1st Release January 3 – March 31

Sale-A-Bration has been so popular this year, that demand has exceeded expectations on some products.  Three of our most popular products are now sold out and no longer available – the Grapefruit Grove/Lovely Lipstick Foil, Butterfly Elements & Precious Parcel Card kit are all gone for 2019.  But there are some wonderful items from our First Release still available!!

Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Feb. 15 – March 31

The second release of Sale-A-Bration products occurred on February 15th with wonderful supplements to the first round of products, giving you additional wonderful new options to choose from!  Hurry!  Get your qualifying orders in and snap these wonderful items up for yourself!

Purchase Coordinating Sale-A-Bration Products March 1 – 31.

 

The exciting announcement of 2019 involves the Brand New “Coordination” items being released to coordinate with your Sale-A-Bration products!

Beginning March 1st, you will be able to purchase (for one month only!) beautiful coordinating framelits for the following Sale-A-Bration stamp sets:

Lasting Lily

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Hello Cupcake

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So Hoppy Together

Frog thinlits

Painted Seasons

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There is also a new “sentiment” stamp set being released that will give even more sentiment options to go with your SAB sets!  Like . . . for example . . . these will be perfect to go with your So Hoppy Together stamp set:  “Thanks for Hopping By”, “Jumping In”, and “Leaping for Joy is Easy to Do.”

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In addition, there’s a brand new “Label” Punch that you are absolutely going to adore!

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All products above are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, starting March 1!

 

You can add any of these products to the $99 and $129 Starter Kits.

Please let me know if you have any questions!  Email me HERE!

Fable Friends Part 3 — Getting ‘Squirrely!’

I’ve been featuring projects from the new stamp set found in the SU! Occasions Catalog called Fable Friends.  This third project is a pillow box perfecting for gift cards or small presents, even party favors!  The Kraft Pillow Boxes from Stampin’ Up! are perfect for this kind of project!

How do you like this Mr. Squirrel??  Cutest squirrel EVER, right?

Fable Friends - Squirrel 2 - Kraft Pillow Box - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

I built this Birthday Gift Box from one of our Kraft Pillow Boxes.  They’re so easy to work with.  I took a strip of paper from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Papers and wrapped around the pillow box.  I then cut a strip of Glimmer Paper and placed across the front of the box.

Fable Friends - Squirrel 1 - Kraft Pillow Boxes - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Varied Vases

From there, I cut an oval from a scrap of Thick Whisper White card stock using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I stamped the squirrel stamp from the Fable Friends Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and used Stampin’ Blends to color him in.  (See colors below)

I punched a butterfly out of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Papers with the Butterfly Duet punch — so easy!  Using a glue dot, I popped the butterfly onto the oval and used a small embellishment.  I tied a bow with the Braided Linen Trim and frayed the ends of the bow, popping that on with a glue dot as well.  The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set, and I used a banner from an older Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You can use any banner you’d like, and any sentiment you’d like, depending on what your Pillow Box is for!

Fable Friends - Squirrel - Close Up - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Kraft Pillow Boxes

The product list I used for this project is at the end of this post!

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

2 kit choices

$50 FREE PRODUCT BONUS DURING SALE-A-BRATION (Jan. 3 – March 31).  There are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up during Sale-A-Bration!

Option A ($50 Stampin’ Up! product bonus):  Choose $175 in products for $99 (that’s $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.

Option B ($50 Stampin’ Up! product bonus & craft tote):  Choose $175 in products for $129 (that’s $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.  This kit option includes a beautiful Craft & Carry Tote Bag valued at $50.  Perfect for on-the-go crafting.  You save $20 on the tote bag as part of the kit.   Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.

George from Stampin’ Up! shares a close up look at the Craft & Carry Tote Bag in this video.  View the Craft & Carry Tote Bag in this brochure.

Save 20-25%

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 FREE gifts are excluded.
  • GET THEM NOW!  Add Sale-A-Bration Coordination products (through March 31 or while supplies last) to your starter kit.
  • Happy shopping!  Purchase the starter kit 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 new annual catalog pre-order (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 for each additional quarter.
  • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits while you are active 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!
  • 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
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Pals 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!

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT  THE STARTER KIT?  Email me here for a prompt response.

Order Your Kit!

Product List

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
[144086]
$6.50

Fable Friends — Think Spring!…A Little Harder This Time!

Honestly, someone is not sending enough Spring VIBES to Mother Nature!  Another stormy, blizzard-y day here in Northern Minnesota.  I have a second card in my three-part series featuring a new stamp set called Fable Friends.  This one starts a Mama Duck with her three spring ducklings!

Fable Friends - Ducks - Gingam Gala Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

For this fun card, I created three rectangle panels using the Rectangle Stitch Framelits Dies.  Any size will do, depending on what you want them to look like.  I stamped the figures in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and then colored the in with Blends — the sky’s the limit, depending on what color combo you want to use.

The card base is made from Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I put another rectangle of Grapefruit Grove through my Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder.  I LOVE the soft texture it gives the card stock — so rich looking! I also adhered a panel of the Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper onto the card base.  If you haven’t gotten your hands on this paper yet, do so before it runs out!  It’ll carry beautifully through the entire summer!

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I then popped the three rectangle panels onto the card after stamping my cute sentiment onto one of the rectangles.  The sentiments include an Easter Greeting, a Spring Greeting, a Friend Sentiment, and a Baby sentiment.  So so fun!

Fable Friends stamp set

Fable Friends - Duck 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'I’ll be back tomorrow with one more project in my series.  I hope you enjoy Fable Friends as much as I am!  The list of products is found below — just click on a product to SHOP WITH ME!!

Product List

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
[144086]
$6.50

New Fable Friends and 2nd Release Sale-A-Bration Free Products!

I’ll be featuring a three-part series on a new stamp set called Fable Friends.  How about this bunny?  Doesn’t it look like something straight out of Aesop’s Fables?

Fable Friends - Bloom by Bloom - Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The sweet animals in this set captured my heart the moment I saw them in the Occasions Catalog!

 

I started my card with a card base of Coastal Cabana.  I added a panel of Flirty Flamingo of 5 3/8″ by 4 1/8″, and then made my own ‘designer paper’ on a panel of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/4″ by 4″.  I used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set to make stamp flowers in Flirty Flamingo with leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and little slowers in Pineapple Punch.  Fun to stamp!

 

Fable Friends - Rabbit on Stripes - Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers - Bloom by Bloom - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The bunny was stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmer White Card Stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I think had a lot of fun coloring the rabbit with Stampin’ Blends — have fun using any color combination you want to!  I cut the rabbit out using the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies and then mounted it onto a panel of Coastal Cabana.  I popped it onto the card after adhering a 1 3/4″ by 4″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper to the card base.

Fable Friends - Rabbit Close Up - Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers - Bloom by Bloom - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Tons of fun!  I finished the card with a few Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins and some Flirty Flamingo ribbon.  The Fable Friends is going to be a spring staple for a long time in my craft room!  The supplies I used are at the bottom of this post.

2nd release sabReminder:  New Sale-A-Bration products are here!

It’s still Sale-A-Bration time, and don’t forget the new release of some NEW Sale-A-Bration products… yours FREE with qualifying purchase.

Choose 1
With a $50 purchase, you can choose a Level 1 product.  How gorgeous is the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder? Lots of lovely dimension and detail to add to your projects instantly!
There’s lots of fun to be had with the All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set, including corner stamping, mixed fonts.  You can even create your own backgrounds with this set.  This set is particularly suited for your STAMPARATUS!

Choose 2

You won’t be surprised to hear that I absolutely adore the Painted Seasons Bundle.   The 7 DistINKtive stamps are so beautiful!

Want to see more?  Check out this short video:
*Note: The Four Seasons Framelits Die in this video is part of the Sale-A-Bration coordination promotion which goes live to customers 1 March.

Product List

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
[144086]
$6.50

Give Stampin’ Up! A Test Drive with This Great Bargain!

The ultimate bundle

January/February/March is the BEST time to get the Stampin’ Up ULTIMATE BUNDLE!  What does that mean?

It means you get to choose $175 in ANY Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 and no shipping (you simply pay a little tax!)  You may shop from the Annual Catalog or the Spring Occasions catalog.  Just think what a dent you can make in your Wish List!

OR you can spend $129 (free shipping) choose $175 in product and get the new Stampin’ Up! Crafting Tote (valued at $50!)

Either way, your Bundle will also contain a sample Paper Pumpkin kit and catalogs as well!

20 %

From there, you enjoy a 20% discount all the way through July 31st!  No selling, no workshops, no commitment!  What you do as a demo is up to you.  In fact, 90% of SU! demonstrators are HOBBY DEMOS — only in it for the discount and the LOVE of CRAFTING!

You will also have Facebook access to a national group of stampers, get catalogs and other opportunities earlier than regular customers, and don’t forget that discount!

This offer on the Ultimate Bundle will go away on March 31st.  Don’t miss out — join my Up North Stampin’ Team, and START THE FUN!

Go HERE to get started right away!

 

 

Have you Ordered Your March Paper Pumpkin Yet?

PP FREE Stamp SetWe don’t want to give away too much, but here’s a little bit about the March kit to get you excited! Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

March Kit Insider Info directly from Stampin’ UP!

  • It’s one of nicest Paper Pumpkin kits we’ll get this year
  • The EXTRA free stamp set is going to be useful for many projects
  • The EXTRA free stamp set is one you will use over and over
  • You will want the March kit just for the EXTRA free stamp set
  • The EXTRA free stamp set goes with the March kit but can also be used separately

You have until March 10 to order the March kit!  Give it a try!  There’s nothing to lose — by starting a subscription, your Paper Pumpkin kit each month features FREE SHIPPING!  Suspend or Cancel anytime if it’s not for you!  My daughters each have a subscription and they LOVE it!  A great opportunity for a little bit of “ME” time.

Go here to get your Subscription!  Or email me HERE with questions!

Flirting with Flamingos & Butterflies

I hope you’re all having a great President’s Day Weekend.  I’ve been cleaning out my Craft Room, organizing and tossing!  It feels so good to do that every once in awhile!

Fabulous Flamingo - Botanical Butterfly - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

My card is a combination of products from our Annual and Occasions catalogs.  The card base is made of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, with a panel from one of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Papers measuring 5 1/2″ by 3 1/4″.   I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to cut a rectangle out of Whisper White and then stamp a flamingo using the three-step process in Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and then Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

I wrapped some ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack around the back of the rectangle panel, and then popped the flamingo onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then finished off the card with some Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Flamingo close up

I had fun combining ‘old’ and ‘new’ into a fun and bright card!  The list of products I used is below.  Click on any of them to start shopping with me!

Happy President’s Day!

Mary

Product List

2nd Release Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!

More FREE Sale-A-Bration Product Choices with Qualifying Orders Starting TODAY, February 15th!

EARN FREE!  Starting Feb. 15, Stampin’ Up! will be offering more Sale-A-Bration product options you can EARN FREE with qualifying $50 and $100 orders (total before shipping and tax).  Learn more about Sale-A-Bration and see the 1st release Here.

CLICK to view the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release brochure with NEW products Here.  Available Feb. 15.

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  1.  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video presentation with tips for the All Adorned stamp set.  It is meant to be used with the Stamp-A-Ratus.  Take a look at this sample:

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2.  This Country Floral Embossing Folder is absolutely breathtaking in person.  The photographs do NOT do it justice! You won’t regret the beautiful textures you get from this folder!

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3.  Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Paper Bundle!  This bundle is ON FIRE at the moment.  Those demonstrators who were able to pre-order are knocking it out of the park with their samples. The paper is gorgeous, and represents four seasons.  The stamped images are rich and deep.

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Try blurring background more - more depth. Maybe desaturate a little?

Please let me know if you have any issues with finding WHERE to enter your free Sale-A-Bration items.  Remember, the items come after you spend $50, $100, $150, etc.  There are NO limits to how many free products you can get!

Have a great President’s Day weekend!

Mary

Painted Season Bundle Coming Soon!

Stampin’ UP! is offering 3 new gift choices for Sale-a-Bration this year starting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019!!  One of the items in the new offering is the Painted Seasons Designer paper.  It is truly beautiful!

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Sale-a-Bration Second Release Brochure

Click to download your brochure featuring the 3 new Sale-a-Bration gift offerings!

Sale-a-Bration Second Release starts Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 and products are available as your free gift choice while supplies last.

  • All Adorned Stamp set – gift choice with $50 order
  • Country Floral Embossing Folder – gift choice with $50 order (see card idea here)
  • Painted Season Bundle – stamp set and Designer Paper – gift choice with $100 order

Watch the Stampin’ Up! Video below to see the amazing products in this bundle!

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Isn’t that gorgeous designer series paper and a stamp set that is perfect for all occasions.  Even better, you can get it FREE with a $100 purchase!  I’ll be sharing samples made with this bundle soon.