August 31 – Today is the DAY!



    • Do you love stamping and/or paper crafting?
    • Do you spend $20 a week on your hobby?  Why not get a discount?
    • Do you plan on placing Holiday order of $99 or more?
    • Is your wish list a mile long?
    • Do you want to earn a 20% discount on all your future orders?

Today is the last day to save $56 on Stampin’ Up! Supplies by purchasing the AMAZING STARTER KIT!  For $99, you can pick $155 worth of product, with FREE SHIPPING.  This is $30 more than the regular starter kit. The best part is that you can pick all of your items from the New Holiday Catalog or the Annual Catalog.  But ONLY THROUGH TODAY!!  And if that wasn’t enough you will get a coupon for $10 off your first order in September.

You will then be able to get 20-25% off future orders.  There are no obligations! You don’t have to sell or buy another thing, but the discount is reeeaaalllly nice!  

Click HERE to see the Top TEN Reasons why you should join today!

You can enjoy all the benefits and discounts through January 31, 2020, with no penalty to drop!  HOWEVER, if you get $300 in sales and/or purchases through December 31, 2019, you will automatically renew for the January-March quarter (that’s Sale-a-Bration Time)!

Don’t let this deal pass you by! You only have until midnight mountain time tonight.  JOIN NOW!

Need a “Hand” with Halloween Crafting?

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with their frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with that in mind.


This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

So don’t be in the dark this Halloween.   Subscribe now so you can get this great kit.

Did you know there are two different ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? Well, let me give you a “HAND” with that!  (cue the scary laughter again!)

First, you can have an ongoing subscription, where every month you receive that month kit of fun projects and the kit is charged to your credit card.  In order to sign up for this type of subscription, you simply need to go to my personal Paper Pumpkin Link. That way every month you will get the kit.  If you decide you don’t want any month, you can easily skip that month.  THIS IS WHAT I DO, and most of my customers!  It’s easy, and shipping is FREE!

The second way to get Paper Pumpkin is to buy pre-paid subscriptions in my Online Store. These pre-paid subscriptions come in one, three, six or yearly subscriptions.  These make perfect gifts for friends, or family.  Many of my customers have done this!  And I have bought subscriptions for my own daughters — they LOVE it, and we try to make them together when we can! Once you pay for a prepaid subscription you will be sent a code to add to your Paper Pumpkin Account.  Any questions please let me know.

I’m Over the Mooooon!

I had a ton of fun creating this project using the new “Over the Moon” stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!  What is cuter than these cow images?  I decided to take the ‘milk’ thing and run with a milk carton treat box.

Over the Moon 2 - Milk Carton - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Here’s the rest of the stamp set!

Over the moon

Absolutely adorbs!!  I used some snack-sized milk cartons from Amazon.  Here’s what the item looks like:

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The milk cartons are the perfect size for Milk Duds or other ‘milk-related’ products, or maybe just your favorite candy, no matter what it is!

I started with a Whisper White circle punched out with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, on which I stamped a cow image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used some Stampin’ Blends (Love them!) to color in some parts of my “Bessie” cow.  I then used a card stock circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to back the White stamped circle.  The band around the milk carton is from the Dinoroar Designer Series Papers.  You could use any of SU!’s gorgeous DSP sheets you’d like.  From there, I cut a little banner and stamped my sentiment.

Over the Moon - Milk Carton - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I punched out a small flower from the retired Petite Petals punch and added a Perennial Essence Floral Center, just for fun.  I popped on a bow of some baker’s twine, and that was THAT!  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Click on any of the products below to shop with me!!   Remember to use this HOST CODE 3JAP4X9G when you make an online order, and you will receive a new roll of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in the color of your choice!  I’ll contact you to get your preference.  (Club members should use their own code previously emailed to you!)

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Petite Petals Punch

Petite Petals Punch

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Want the Starter Kit NOW!

Have you ever thought about purchasing the $99 Starter Kit and joining Stampin’ Up! and my Up North Stampin’ AND Pretty Pals Community?  Here are 10 reasons why NOW is the best time!


Choose up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 more than normal) and the starter kit ships FREE for another 10% savings!  You’ll pay tax on the $99 and THAT’S IT!  THIS OFFER IS ONLY GOOD THROUGH AUGUST, SO NOW’S THE TIME!



Add products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, clearance AND the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

Holiday Products!



Get a $10 Coupon in September to use on an order through October 31st!



Get a 20-25% discount on future orders of all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products while you remain active!



No obligations!  Enjoy all the benefits and discounts through January 31, 2020, with no penalty to drop!  Reaching $300 in sales and/or purchases after you purchase the kit and join through Dec. 31, 2019, ensures you will renew for the January – March quarter (that’s Sale-A-Bration time)!



Because I am a member, you’ll become a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community!  Fun, prizes, friendship, ideas and so much more.  You will love being part of a local AND national community! SO FUN!



Most demonstrators join for the discount, exclusive resources and to purchase primarily for themselves.  You’ll fit right in!



Stampin’ Up! offers a fun and creative opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  The choice is yours!



Those who purchase the starter kit and join have the opportunity to see and pre-order (with their discount) NEW products a month before they are available to customers.  It’s SO exciting!



THERE — I said it!  It is OKAY to do something just for YOU!  Papercrafting is a great outlet, and good therapy.  Make it easier for you to have some ME time.  We all need it!

You have a few days left to take advantage of the JOINING opportunity with the extra free products and the $10 October coupon.  This is the BEST time of year to join with the holiday and Sale-A-Bration time periods upon us!

Just click HERE to get started!  And email me HERE with any questions!  Can’t wait to have you on my team!


August Pals Blog Hop: A Special Occasion!

2019-pbh AugustWelcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that add beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! 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.

We have a number of weddings coming up, one of which is for a special family friend. The bride is my daughter’s best friend, so my Abby will be the Maid of Honor! It’s so fun to celebrate the good things in life!  I created a wedding card using the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - two candles- Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I decided on a monochromatic look with a little sparkle – can you see it?  My card uses Merry Merlot ink and cardstock.  First I stamped a single large magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia bundle on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, and used the die to cut it out.

I then took a card from the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Tin, and “sparkled it up” using the following steps:

  1.  Put a sheet of scrap paper inside the laser-cut portion, so nothing sticky gets on the rest of the card. Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Embossing Process - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'
  2. Take your Versamark pad and stamp the pad all over the laser cut side of the card, making sure it’s thoroughly covered.
  3. Combine some clear embossing powder with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and sprinkle all over the paper.
  4. Using the Heat Tool, emboss the entire front, and let cool.

See the lovely effect?

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Dazzling Diamonds- Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Next, adhere a panel of Merry Merlot to the back of the laser-cut front of the card and you’re ready to add the sentiment.  I stamped a sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set onto a scrap piece of paper and punched it out with the Tailored Tag punch.  I popped it up, along with the elegant magnolia die cut, onto the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Close Up - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I embellished with a couple of Basic Rhinestone Jewels, and then used three strands of Linen Thread to make a bow, adhering that with a glue dot, and that was it!  An elegant wedding card!

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Candle - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you love it, and will try this sparkly technique for yourself! All the products used for this card are found below the Blog Hop List.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. 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, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Hold On To Hope

How many times have you needed a card of encouragement for a friend or family member?

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Paper - Hold On To Hope - Stitched Nested Framelits Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The Hold On To Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up! makes a perfect combination with the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Papers.  Here are both of these products in detail:

Pressed Petals DSP

These papers are beautifully photographed, and look like real pressed petals strewn across the pages!Hold on to Hope

This stamp set is great for baptisms, confirmations, and other sacred celebrations, as well as for encouragement or sympathy.  You’ll use it all year long!

The card goes together quickly using the Stitched Nested Frameliets Dies for your sentiment.  I punched out some leaves with the Leaf Punch as accents. Add some Linen Thread, and a couple of embellishments, and you’re on your way to any number of beautiful projects!

Shop below to get these wonderful products!  Remember to use this HOST CODE 3JAP4X9G when you make an online order, and you will receive a new roll of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in the color of your choice!  I’ll contact you to get your preference.  (Club members should use their own code previously emailed to you!)

Be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Page, and then post your beautiful creations there.  We love to see and be inspired by your crafting work!  Click here:

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Leaf Punch


Today is a GREAT Day to Join!

Are you ready to get a head start on your holiday cards?  Starting August 3, 2021, all items from the 2021 Holiday Catalog can be added to the $99 Starter Kit Special!

Why is now a great time to join? You get more bang for your buck during the Extra! Extra! Recruiting Promotion!

  • When you join, you will be able to choose $125 worth of product from EITHER the new Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog, for $99 plus FREE SHIPPING! In addition, you can pick a bundle of your choice from this list! CLICK HERE for the PDF of all the free bundles available!
  • DISCOUNT Time!  Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS! There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.  You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least January 1, 2022!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Up North Stampin’ Gang, AND the Pretty Pals, a great NATIONWIDE group of wonderful stampers.  You’ll love it!  You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (December 31), bravo!  You automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  Reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) from quarter to quarter to continue to renew.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales by the end of a quarter, you get an additional “grace period” the following month to catch up.  In the event you still don’t reach $300 in sales by the end of the grace period,  you “drop” your demonstrator status with no penalty.
  • GIVE IT A TEST DRIVE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

If you have questions about joining, I am only an email away at  If you are ready to join NOW and get those holiday goodies headed your way, CLICK HERE!

A Baby Boy Shower!

We have a family baby shower coming up, and we know it’s a BOY!  The baby’s room will have elephant themed, so I thought it would be fun to make the invitations from the “Little Elephant” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Little Elephant - 2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper - Silver Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

These invitations were so easy to create because of the coordinating punch.  Here are the darling stamp set and punch:

Little elephant

elephant punch

I used the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Papers in Pineapple Punch.  There are different patterns in each of the five in-colors, so I did mix up the patterns.  Here’s another one:

Little Elephant 2 - 2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper - Silver Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Each card was created by adhering a panel of the Designer Paper to a card base of Basic Gray.  I used the Stitched Nested Label Dies to make a Whisper White panel on which to stamp and mount the punched elephants, stamped in Basic Gray as well.  I punched out little ears from Silver Glimmer Paper, and affixed a single Heart Epoxy Droplet on each invitation.  The ribbons are from my ‘stash,’ and are retired — any cute ribbon from Stampin’ Up! will do!

Little Elephant - Duo - 2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper - Silver Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Below are all the products I used for these projects.  This month, I am offering a FREE roll of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in any of the colors — you choose!  You have only to use this Host Code while making an online order:  3JAP4X9G

Happy Stamping!!

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Stampin’ Up Bonus Days Coupon Redemption Has Begun!

It’s time to redeem those Bonus Days Coupons that you earned last month!  You can apply your coupons to any order that you place during the month of August.  Yay!!

Here are the redemption details:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Here are the details for how to redeem your coupon codes:


08.01.18_BONUS-DAYS_Redemption-OLO_ENHappy ordering!!