Stampin’ Up!’s “Giving Back” Stamp Set – Wow, You Won’t Believe This!

 

I have something truly unique for you today. Stampin’ Up! has created a pdf filled with digital stamps filled with light-hearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. Click the photos below to go to the digital download to purchase NOW.

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What a wonderful idea to share a downloadable pdf which is filled with sentiments relevant to the unique times are currently experiencing.

Great for those who don’t already own many craft supplies of greeting stamps to send their own handmade happiness. What a wonderful way to send some cheer with a unique greeting especially pertinent right now.

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What is even better is that all proceeds raised from the digital stamp download will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

The digital download costs $12 and once you received your pdf file into your inbox, you can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects.   THERE ARE NO COMMISSIONS ON THIS PRODUCT for any demonstrator, and you do not need to go through a regular Stampin’ Up! order process.  You simply go to the link provided here and order!  100% of the proceeds to to these organizations!

Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards! Click the image below to go to purchase the download NOW.

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Click HERE to purchase the Share Sunshine Digital Download

REMEMBER:  The Share Sunshine PDF Download is for personal use only.  Please purchase your own and don’t share with others, as this takes away from the organizations we are trying to support!

Mary

Birds and Botanical Suites for a Pal!

I’m sending this card to a Stampin’ Pal of mine who needs a pick-me-up.  I love the Bird Ballad Suite, how easy it is to color these fun birds!

Botanical Prints Medley - Bird Ballad Suite - Music From the Heart - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The card base is in Pretty Peacock, and then I used a laser cut panel from the Botanical Prints Medley.  I LOVE the whole medley, and you get a ton of stuff!

Botanical Prints Medley

I stamped a bird pattern from the Birds of a Feather stamp set in Memento Black Ink.  I then used Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends Markers to color in my little bird scene. You can use any colors you want to.  I cut it out with the circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Then:  I used a sentiment banner and some baker’s twine that were left over from a Paper Pumpkin Kit.  That’s the wonderful thing about the kits — there are always fun little items left to use on a different project!

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I hope my card brings a little joy to my Pal.  Shop below for any of these great products!  Take care of yourselves, friends, and be safe!

Just remember:  If you order $50 or more before tax and shipping, you receive a free ribbon of your choice directly from me, from ANY current catalog.  Be sure to order using this Host Code Number, and I’ll reach out to you to get your choice of ribbons: 

Here’s the host code!  K94UGH6E

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Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 12:50 PM

The easiest way to shop is to Click here to go to my online store to start shopping the entire list of retiring products!

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it, or print it, and that’ll make it easier!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

Just remember:  If you order $50 or more before tax and shipping, you receive a free ribbon of your choice directly from me, from ANY current catalog.  Be sure to order using this Host Code Number, and I’ll reach out to you to get your choice of ribbons: 

Here’s the host code!  K94UGH6E

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

 

Hugs, Mary

“Scrub” Cards for Abby!

Our daughter Abby is working as a phlebotomist at an area health system.  I wanted to make these cards for her to give to her co-workers…maybe with a treat, as a little pick-me-up! Aren’t they fun?  The 3 x 3″ notecards and envelopes are from Stampin’ Up! — the Best Dressed Notecards and Envelopes.

Scrubs - Something for Baby - Varied Vases - Best Dressed Notecards - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The pattern for the ‘scrubs’ came from the stamp set called “Something for Baby” with some modifications.  The baby onesie became a scrub with a v-neck!  My inspiration came from a card by Peggy Parenteau that I found on Facebook.  Here it is:

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I love the way this card fits so beautifully with the thank-you sentiment!

The Best Dressed Note Cards and Envelopes are so cute, with a little wash of color on each.

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And here are some darling examples of the same cards using the Best Dressed Bundle!

Notecards samples

For a complete set of products that I used, please check below, and then start shopping!

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Something For Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Something For Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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$22.00

Ornate Garden Suite — Daisies, and Flowers, and Borders, Oh My!

Hi,  Stamping Friends!
The release of the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is right around the corner (June 3rd), and Stampin’ Up! is giving us a little sneak peak of one of the beautiful new suites just a little early!

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Introducing the Beautiful NEW Ornate Garden Suite!

Beautiful floral patterns, cheery spring images & colors and gorgeous intricate die-cuts combine to create the NEW Ornate Garden Suite!  You can enjoy these awesome products from the NEW Annual Catalog right now during the Early Release!

I’ve got all the information on the entire suite below, but first — today I want to show you a beautiful card I made with the gorgeous Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers.  Here it is:

Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Blends - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The Designer Series papers include beautiful spring floral patterns on one side, and color-able gold foil on the other side.  I colored the flowers with our Stampin’ Blends — the colors are listed below in the Product list.  Isn’t it beautiful?  So fun to work with!

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I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the rectangle out of the middle, and then I just replaced the two panels with the white pace cut out.  It makes such a beautiful effect.

Ornate Gardens Designer Series Papers - Hearth - Lovely Lipstick - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set, and punched out with the Timeless Label Punch.  I ‘stole’ the metallic bee from the Botanical Prints Product Medley!

Ornate Gardens Designer Series Paper - Close Up - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The possibilities are endless with this suite!  Click below for more links and photos.  You can buy it all, or you can buy just the elements you want!

Just remember:  If you order $50 or more before tax and shipping, you receive a free ribbon of your choice directly from me, from ANY current catalog.  Be sure to order using this Host Code Number, and I’ll reach out to you to get your choice of ribbons: 

Here’s the host code!  K94UGH6E

Print Out The Ornate Garden Suite Flyer PDF

Shop Now For The Entire Suite Collection

Watch An Ornate Garden Introductory Video Below!

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Ornate Style Gold Embossed Thank You Card
I love the three-panel design of this pretty Thank You card by Stampin’ Up!  The background is a Mint Macaron card base with a Mint Macaron Ornate Floral embossed layer. The Ornate Style floral focal point was stamped onto Whisper White with VersaMark, embossed with Gold Powder, then sliced apart with the Paper Trimmer and popped up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is adorned with flowers and leaves from the Ornate Border Dies and some Terracotta Tile 1/4″ Ribbon.
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Ornate Thanks So Grateful Card
This pretty card features a cheerful pattern from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper layered onto an Old Olive card base. The Ornate Thanks sentiment is stamped onto a rectangle die-cut made with the Ornate Layers Dies. Decorative borders were added to the Old Olive layer with the Ornate Border Dies. The sentiment is decorated with flower images from the Ornate Style stamp set and Old Olive Ornate Garden Ribbon. Plus, check out those bright and shiny gold metal Gilded Gems!
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Ornate Garden Colored Thank You Card
Stampin’ Up! used the gorgeous gold foil Ornate Garden DSP for the background of this 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card. Some of the images on the white & gold DSP were spotlight colored with Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers. The die-cut layers are from the Ornate Borders Dies and it tied up with Old Olive Ornate Garden Ribbon.
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Ornate Thanks Mini Note Card
That 3″ x 3″ note card looks like it might be in the brand new In Color called Bumblebee!  It’s a little brighter than Crushed Curry and a little darker than Daffodil Delight.  The intricately cut Terracotta Tile layer is die-cut with the Ornate Layers Dies and the sentiment is embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Gilded Gems look like shiny gold water droplets!
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Kindness is Always in Style with SU!’s Best Dressed Suite!

The combination of Stampin’ Up!’s Best Dressed Suite and Best Dressed Designer Series Papers makes for a darling set of products that appeals to girls, women, teens, and anyone else who loves to be “IN STYLE.”  Check out these adorable ‘purses,’ just the right size for a gift card, or a set of 3 x 3″ notecards and envelopes.

Best Dressed Bundle - Purple - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Best Dressed Bundle - Up North Stampin' - Flowered Purse - Mary Hanson

Did you see the details, like the stitching, and the little tassel?  How about the cute button and sparkly buckles?  The CUTENESS FACTOR is way off the charts!  The Best Dressed Site Bundle includes everything in this photos.  The dies create the purse with the papers, and then it’s all about the decorating.

Best Dressed Suite

These are some examples of the notecards you can make.  Check out all the cute details, like the shoes, perfume bottle, and little purses.  So feminine and in vogue.  The papers are fresh and modern with darling spring colors!Best dressed suite!''

You can purchase the entire product suite, or get the elements separately.  The only thing you need to know is that you CAN’T miss this suite!  It’s featured in the Spring Catalog, and when the catalog goes away, so do these products!

Just remember:  If you order $50 or more before tax and shipping, you receive a free ribbon of your choice directly from me, from ANY current catalog.  Be sure to order using this Host Code Number, and I’ll reach out to you to get your choice of ribbons: 

Here’s the host code!  K94UGH6E

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Wishing for Spring with Three Daisy Cards!

I am (im)patiently waiting for the weather to improve and the temps to get a little warmer up here in Northern Minnesota.  We are right on the edge — I can feel it,  but we need some sun and heat!  Today I quickly created three cards using the Medium Daisy Punch and the Daisy Punch — why??  Because I cannot wait for daisies to start popping up in our gardens, and because there’s nothing easier than a punch to make some fun and springy cards.  Here are the three cards I made!

Daisy Lane - So Sentimental - Stitched So Sweetly Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Daisy Punch - Daisy Lane - Stitched So Sweetly Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Medium Daisy Punch - Stitched So Sweetly Dies - Flirty Flamingo - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Each of these cards can easily be replicated using colors of your choice.  I just wanted to show you how quickly they can be created.  EVERYONE needs a cheery daisy in their lives right now!

Daisy Punch - Medium Daisy Punch - Stitched So Sweetly - So Sentimental - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The common denominator in these cards are the Stitched So Sweetly Dies — it doesn’t matter WHAT stamp set you use — these dies are going to be a favorite for a long time to come!  And the So Sentimental Stamp Set was custom made for the dies! Here’s the bundle:

So Sentimental Bundle

Just remember:  If you order $50 or more before tax and shipping, you receive a free ribbon of your choice directly from me, from ANY current catalog.  Be sure to order using this Host Code Number, and I’ll reach out to you to get your choice of ribbons: 

Here’s the host code!  K94UGH6E

My list of products can be found below — start clicking and start shopping for YOUR spring cardmaking supplies!

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Daisy Punch

$18.00

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
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$11.00

Everything You Need to Know About Embossing Folders!

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Here are FIVE tips to ensure you get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! embossing folders!


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#1 WHICH EMBOSSING FOLDER TYPE AM I USING? There are three types of folders that have been offered by Stampin’ Up!  It is helpful to know what type of folder you have so you know what type of sandwich you will need.

  • TYPE 1: 3D Embossing Folders (Current)
    Approximately 1/8″ Total Thickness
  • TYPE 2: Standard Embossing Folders (Current)
    Approximately 1/16″ Total Thickness
  • TYPE 3: Dynamic Embossing Folders (Retired, June 2019)
    Approximately 3/16″ Total Thickness (*Sizzix Branded THICK Folder)

Click here to see ALL the embossing folders currently for sale at Stampin’ Up!


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#2 BUILDING THE PROPER SANDWICH:  Each type of embossing folder requires a different sandwich when passing through a die-cutting and embossing machine.

  • TYPE 1: 3D Embossing Folders
      • Top – 3D Embossing Folder Plate (Blue)
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

–OR–

      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Shim of Cardstock or Similar Approx 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 2: Standard Embossing Folders
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 3: Dynamic Embossing Folders
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

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#3 THE 3D PLATE MAKES IT EASY!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (Item 149658) makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders (Type 3 Above) and our new-style 3D Folders (Type 1 Above) in 21 mm gap machines (similar to the machine we used to offer).

The 3D Embossing Folder Plate (blue) replaces the Standard Cutting Plates (clear) in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.

The 3D Embossing Folder Plate is sturdy like your platform base.  It doesn’t show wear and will rarely, if ever, need to be replaced. Definitely worth the investment!


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#4 REPLACEMENT CUTTING PLATES ARE AVAILABLE!  I label my plates “embossing”  and dedicate them just for that purpose.  This keeps them flat longer and no “cut” line transfers like you typically get on plates used for dies.

The Cutting Plates have beveled edges so they’re easier to feed into the machine.  Made of high-quality polycarbonate.


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#5 LIGHTLY SPRITZ YOUR CARDSTOCK WITH WATER!

Give your card stock a little spritz of H2O prior to zipping it through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside an embossing folder.  This helps soften the card stock fibers and allows the embossing folder to do its job even better.

The Stampin’ Spritzers come in a pack of 2! Keep on hand for water and use the other to add color to your projects!


Stampin’ Up!’s Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments, Bonanza Buddies, & Grace’s Garden Dies are BACK!

Yippee!!!  Most of the dies from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog are back in stock and have been turned on for ordering!!!  If you’ve been waiting to get any of these bundles (and I know that MANY of you have been!), you can order them now!!

Just a few projects to refresh your memory about these beautiful bundles:

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Click BELOW to start shopping for any of these great bundles!

Let me know if you have any questions.  So glad that they’re finally available again!!

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Clearance Rack Has Been Restocked!

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Hi, all!  I’m throwing out a quick note to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has added dozens of items to their Clearance Rack overnight!

What’s been added?  Dies, Ribbons, Embellishments, and papers — some up to 60% off!

Click RIGHT HERE to start Shopping!  Hurry! All sale items are available only while supplies last!

Just remember:  If you order $50 or more before tax and shipping, you receive a free ribbon of your choice directly from me, from ANY current catalog.  Be sure to order using this Host Code Number, and I’ll reach out to you to get your choice of ribbons: 

Here’s the host code!  K94UGH6E