This New Stamp Set is “Music to MY Heart!”

Music From The Heart - Mossy Meadow - Copper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

It’s the one I have been waiting for!  “Music From The Heart” is a new stamp set found in the Spring Mini Catalog, and it speaks to me.  Music has always been an important part of my life, so this set was naturally one of the first I ordered.  Take a look at all the pretty sentiments and modern drawings:

Music from the Heart Stamp Set

The images lend themselves to many occasions — have some fun with them.

I used a Mossy Meadow card base, and a background panel from the Pressed Petals  Designer Series Papers.  On a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the piano images, a heart note, and the sentiment using Mossy Meadow ink.  I tore the edges of the sentiment panel.

I then cut a strip of glimmer paper from the retired Joyous Noel glimmer papers — I loved the copper look against the Mossy Meadow card stock.  I finished the card by adding a few assorted sequins.  An easy and fun card using a brand new set that speaks to the HEART!

Music from the Heart - Portrait - Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper - Mossy Meadow - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Shop for any of these products using the Product List below:

Pals Blog Hop: Time To Sale-A-Brate!

Blog Hop BadgeWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate!” We’re showcasing our favorite new products from 2020 Sale-A-Bration brochure. 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.

Because I haven’t yet received a stamp set from the gorgeous Sale-A-Bration brochure, today I am featuring my favorite products from the Spring Mini Catalog instead — the Painted Poppies Bundle.  For my card, I wanted to recreate a field of poppies against a background of green, kind of like this painting I found:

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Needless to say, here’s my project:

Peaceful Poppies Suite - Bouquet - Portrait Mode - Mary Hanson - Up north Stampin'I started with a basic Whisper White Thick card base folded to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, a panel of Old Olive at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″, and a panel of Shimmery White cardstock measured at 5 1/4 x 4″.

On the Shimmery White panel, I created a color-washed background using my Aqua Painter and some Old Olive ink.  To do this, I wet the paper with the aqua painter, and liberally spread ink back and forth until I achieved a wash of green. I let this dry for awhile.

Peaceful Poppies Pals Blog Hop - Flat - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I then stamped a number of leaves onto the background of washed color in Old Olive. Next I stamped a variety of poppies on some Whisper White scraps, using Petal Pink, Poppy Parade (love that color!) and Grapefruit Grove.  The two-step stamps make beautiful poppies, and don’t worry about lining up the stamps directly over each other — they’re not perfectly aligned.  Experiment with ‘stamping off’ sometimes, to create varied flower hues. I stamped some leaves in Old Olive ink on Whisper White as well.

Here’s the beautiful stamp set and dies from the new Spring Occasions Catalog:

Painted Poppies Bundle

I then did some die cutting.  I cut out all the poppies, both styles, the leaves, and also a decorative border from the dies in Old Olive cardstock.  To put it all together, I simply built a bouquet on top of the washed background, popping some poppies up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Peaceful Poppies Suite Close Up - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

To make the sentiment, I stamped one of the lovely sayings from the Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Old Olive ink. I used the Timeless Label Punch to punch out the sentiment, trimming the top and bottom edges slightly, and then using Dimensionals to adhere to the card.  I love every one of the sentiments in this set!

Peaceful Moments stamp set

Peaceul Poppies Suite - black - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

To add the finishing touches, I used some Baker’s Twine and (retired) Old Olive ribbon tied together in a bow.  (I do have new ribbon on my wish list!)  I added some pretty sequins, and done!  The list of all the wonderful products I used for this project are found at the bottom of this post.

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, February 12th, for our Art From The Heart blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects made from the heart for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

      1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
      2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
      3. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
      4. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
      5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
      6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
      7. Linda Suarez at Lucky Dog Stamper
      8. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’——YOU ARE HERE!
      9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
      10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
      11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
      12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
      13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
      14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
      15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
      16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
      17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
      18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
      19. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
      20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
      21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
      22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

Product List

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
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$3.50

Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon

Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
[144171]
$6.00

Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration has Begun!

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The biggest sale of the Year!  Earn exclusive products with every qualifying order of $50.  Check out this fun video:

2020 starts a new decade and so it’s only right that we start with something fresh and new – the newly re-imagined Mini Catalog! My favorite new things about the Mini are:

  • NEW LAYOUT – A bold new layout that gives us more room to show off great project ideas.
  • EASY TO FIND PRODUCTS – A helpful new Catalog at a Glance index at the back that makes it easy to find products by category
  • MONEY SAVING BUNDLES – A fresh look at Bundles at the beginning that features even more project ideas for these popular pairs.

My favorite thing that hasn’t changed? How the pages are packed with beautiful, coordinating, quality products that will help you make your creative dreams come true.

Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, all the great new products help you earn FREE New Products rewards! 

  • Spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and pick a free item from the Sale a Bration Brochure.   You get one free item for every $50.
  • Spend $100 and choose a Level 2 item (or two Level 1’s).
  • If  your order reaches $300, you will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set!

Join for $99

Not only that, but there’s this great deal…. Buy the Stampin’ Up! Starter kit and get an exclusive mini trimmer, 6 x 6″ sampler of our new papers, AND any stamp set of your choice!  That’s on top of the already great deal the Starter Kit is!

What is the Starter Kit?  You pick anything you want totaling $125, and spend only $99 plus tax, no shipping.  Get the exclusive mini trimmer, the paper sampler, AND an additional stamp set of your choice in addition.  Oh, and FREE SHIPPING on the whole thing!

This is truly one of the best Starter Kit deals I’ve seen!  Here’s more:

**Enjoy a continual discount of 20% (net) off your purchases
**You can increase that to 25%
**Join the Up North Stampin’  family! (in person gatherings, incentives, training, FUN, swaps, a NATIONAL Facebook group, and more!)  I’d love for you to join my team…and no worries, you don’t have to sell a thing — you can be a hobby demonstrator, in it for the fun and savings!

Click here to Join Now

 

Questions?  Just call me at 218-280-1559 or email me HERE.

Two More Days Until Sale-A-Bration! And a Valentine Sneak Peek!

Have you received your New Spring Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure yet?  If you haven’t, send me a quick email and I’ll get it out to you right away!   I am so excited about these new resources.  They’re both FILLED with beautiful new products from Stampin’ Up!

Today I’m featuring a card I made from some of those wonderful new products: the From My Heart Suite. I Love Valentine’s Day, and this new suite absolutely fills my heart with joy!  Here is the card I created:

From My Heart Suite 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Isn’t this fun?  There are two coordinating heart punches, both of which I used on this card.  The Designer Series Papers are wonderful — everything about this suite just OOZES Valentine Love and Friendship!
Our stamping countdown continues as we anticipate the NEW Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration flyer going LIVE in 2 Days—January 3, 2020!
I’ll have the full details about the Sale-a-Bration 2020 promotion on January 3, but here are the basics on how you can earn FREE STUFF!
  • SHOP—For every $50 or $100 in purchases, you can select a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Flyer!
  • HOST—Have a $300 workshop or individual order and you’ll earn a FREE Little Ladybug stamp set!
  • JOIN—Purchase a $99 Starter Kit, select $125 worth of products, get FREE Shipping, plus receive a FREE Mini Paper Cutter, FREE 6×6″ Paper Sampler and FREE your choice of ANY stamp set from the catalogs!

Remember Sale-A-Bration is a great time because you earn FREE products for every $50 you order, so don’t miss out on the fun!  Let me know if you need help with your online order.  I will be happy to make sure you’re getting all the freebies you deserve!

Not only that, BUT there’s only TWO days left before this special starts!  Buy the Stampin’ Up! Starter kit and get an exclusive mini trimmer, 6 x 6″ sampler of our new papers, AND any stamp set of your choice!  That’s on top of the already great deal the Starter Kit is!

What is the Starter Kit?  You pick anything you want totaling $125, and spend only $99 plus tax, no shipping.  Get the exclusive mini trimmer, the paper sampler, AND an additional stamp set of your choice in addition.  Oh, and FREE SHIPPING on the whole thing!

This is truly one of the best Starter Kit deals I’ve seen!  Here’s more:

**Enjoy a continual discount of 20% (net) off your purchases
**You can increase that to 25%
**Join the Up North Stampin’  family! (in person gatherings, incentives, training, FUN, swaps, a NATIONAL Facebook group, and more!)  I’d love for you to join my team…and no worries, you don’t have to sell a thing — you can be a hobby demonstrator, in it for the fun and savings!

Click HERE to join on the 3rd January!

I’ll be back on the 3rd with the new catalog, Sale-a-Bration promotion details and more!

Happy New Year!  I hope 2020 is your best year yet!

Mary