I Feel Like an Artist! (Oh, And Free Shipping!)

I just received my new Artistry Blooms suite from Stampin’ Up!  The colors and fun designs are so refreshing and different!  You’ll definitely feel like an artist when you start working with it.  I’d love to share some cards I designed with the dies, and tomorrow I’ll show you some cards I created with the stamps.

Artistry Blooms Bundle - Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The above card was created using Basic Black and Grey Granite cardstock, and the bouquet was cut from the beautiful Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Very elegant!

Artistry Blooms Bundle - Pretty Peacock - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

The above card was created with Designer Series Paper from the Forever Greenery collection, and was stamped with Pretty Peacock ink.

Artistry Blooms Bundle - Coastal Cabana - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The above card was sponged with various inks onto a bouquet cut from Whisper White cardstock.  I got this inspiration right from the Stampin’ Up! catalog, and had to try it myself!

Three Cards - Artistry Blooms Suite - Mary Hanson - Up Nort Stampin'

Aren’t they fun?  And the diecut papers just slip out of the intricate dies.  Very easy! Here are some other samples coming straight from Stampin’ Up!

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Here is a photo of the entire suite!  Click on it to order straight from me!

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Buy the entire Suite! One Item number and you get ALL this! #154150 – CLICK HERE to order.

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What a GREAT bundle! Hand-drawn Stamp Set & Banner Blooms dies #154101 – CLICK HERE to order!

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The Hand-Drawn stamp set has 11 Cling stamps #154565 – CLICK HERE to order!

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I love how BIG the dies are in the Banner Blooms dies #152719 – CLICK HERE to order.

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This Glimmer Paper is unbelievable and so sparkly!  Use large pieces for a dramatic effect or smaller pieces for a specific color – Rainbow Glimmer Paper #153056 – CLICK HERE to order!

If you make an online order with me for over $50, you will receive FREE SHIPPING on your first order from the new Annual Catalog!  Simple make the order using this Host Code, and I will refund your shipping personally!

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Here’s how to apply the host code to your order:

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The New and Gorgeous “In Good Taste” Suite from Stampin’ Up! & Free Shipping!

The “In Good Taste”  Suite was the first suite I had to have from the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  I love the sentiments, the dies, and rich textures of the beautiful papers.  I had to have it all.  Seriously.  A One-Button no brainer for me.  You can purchase the entire suite with one order number, or collect your favorite pieces separately.  All the products are shown at the bottom of this post for your shopping ease!  Here is what the suite includes:

In Good Taste Suite Collection

Taking a closer look at the stamp set and dies bundle, you can see the detail and beauty of these wonderful products:

Tasteful Touches bundle

So I couldn’t wait to create some projects using this Suite — some are direct CASE’s from the catalog — after all, those beautiful designs are for us to get inspriation from, and some are my own.  What do you think?

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The above card is a CASE from the wonderful Anne-Marie Hile at stampinanne.com.  Her work is so lovely.

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The Designer Papers are especially lovely — many look 3D, and you would swear they’re going to jump off the page at you…such beautiful textures and neutral colors.  I can’t get enough!  And the sentiments in the stamp set are just beautiful.

To celebrate this fantabulous new catalog, if you use this Host Code on your first online order of over $50 with me from the new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog, you will receive a complete refund for your SHIPPING costs.  No need to do anything special, except enter the Host Code on the lower left of the final screen of your order.  Free Shipping means a 10% savings, right off the bat!  I will promptly send you a check refunding your shipping cost.  Enjoy and Happy Stamping!!

Here’s the Host Code:  3QR4A6CS

Here’s how to apply the host code to your order:

  1. Confirm you are shopping with me
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Double Wonder Cards – A Great Way to Use That Gorgeous Stampin’ Up! DSP!

Last night, my Up North Stampin’ Gang and I had some fun with a virtual class featuring the Double Wonder Cards. You should join us! We have a lot of fun posting and sharing ideas!  The Double Wonder concept was originated by Stampin’ Up!’s Shannon West, and it promotes the use of two 6″ by 12″ sheets of our Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers to make ELEVEN cards.  So fun! We used a PDF that’s been floating around. Here’s one by Christine Miller that we borrowed – Click Here –and then we went about creating our cards!  There are four basic layouts, and I’m here to share my cards.  I’d love to see yours!  Just download the PDF and have fun!
Design #1 makes just one card:Double Wonder Card

Design #2 makes four cards:Double Wonder Cards #4 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Double Wonder 9Double Wonder 8 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Design #3 makes two cards:Double Wonder Card #2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Double Wonder 7

Design #4 makes four cards:Double Wonder Cards #3 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Double Wonder #5 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Double Wonder 6 I used the Ornate Garden Designer Series papers — such pretty colors!  A list of supplies is found at the bottom of this post!

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The July Paper Pumpkin Kit celebrates summer nights which are full of fireworks, fireflies, and fun!  The July Summer Nights Kit includes everything you need to make 9 postcard-style cards with envelopes and 9 die-cut tealight bags!  The coordinating colors are Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Night of Navy.

This month, Paper Pumpkin is also featuring a cool ADD-ON KIT!  The Add-On Kit is not needed to complete the projects, but you will have leftover pieces that you can use on other projects of your own design or purchase the Add-On Kit for easy cardmaking using the leftover pieces.

The Summer Nights Add-On Kit can be ordered through me or on an online order as long as you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  The Add-On Kit contains 24 preprinted, regular size card bases and coordinating envelopes.  You can use leftover pieces from the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit or items from your own stash to make additional cards.  The Summer Nights Add-On Kit is item 154973 and costs $10.00.  It can be ordered starting July 1 and will only be available while supplies last.

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Paper Pumpkin Kits are great for kids and beginning crafters as they provide everything you need, but they are perfect for long time crafters too so you can complete a quick and easy project as shown or add some of your own supplies to jazz it up.  I look forward to my Paper Pumpkin every month!

Remember, each month you get everything you need to complete the items in the kit:  a new stamp set, ink, embellishments, envelopes — everything!  And there are always little fun pieces left over that I use on other projects.  The quality is excellent!

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You can get this great deal with NO strings or commitment.  It is simple to JOIN MY TEAM for $99 and get this deal, all for $99.

First you get to pick $125 of product (excludes host sets), then pick one Bundle of your choice.  That is one Bundle of any price, some bundles are over $60.  Click Here to view the bundles, or check out pages 168-169 and 173-179 in the annual catalog.

You also get a Paper Pumpkin Kit another $22 Value.

All of this ships FREE, yet another 10% savings.

After you Join, you will receive a minimum 20% off all future orders.  And that means when demonstrators can pre-order out of the Holiday Mini, you can too and get a discount.

There is no commitment, only if you wish to stay active to get the discount and be part of my Stamp Family, and that is only $300 quarterly before your discount.  What that figures out to be is an average of $80 a month with your discount.  PLUS you are still entitled to the Hostess Rewards if your order is over $150.

Still have questions let me know, or look over FAQ Questions about being a demonstrator, you may find some answers there.

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Wanna Have a Whale of a Time?

Meet the Suite: Whale of a Time

 

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Today’s post is all about taking a closer look at the Stampin’ Up! Whale of a Time Suite on pg. 94 -96 of the NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  This suite is packed with coordinating sweet sea creatures and accents that both grown-ups and kids will love.

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WHALE OF A TIME SUITE: You’ll have a “whale” lot of fun with the illustrated oceanic life in the Whale of a Time Suite Collection.

COORDINATING COLLECTION INCLUDES:

  • Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off when purchased as part of the bundle)
  • Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Whale of a Time Sequins
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Whale Punch (10% off when purchased as part of the bundle)
  • Seabed 3D Embossing Folder

Whale of a Time Color Combination

 

Watch this fun video on the entire suite!

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BUNDLE & SAVE 10%! Purchase the Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Whale Builder Punch together as a bundle and SAVE 10%!   See all the current Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles in my online store here.

 

WHALE DONE! Let your favorite friends know that they’re kind of a big deal with this ocean-themed stamp set. Greetings include love, friendship, and birthday.

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WHALE OF A TIME DSP DETAILS: Celebrate the aquatic life with images and colors straight from the sea. The 48 sheets in this paper include an abundance of ocean life images along with all-occasion designs. 48 sheets of 6X6 patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.

COORDINATING STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCT COLORS: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White

Ribbon

A WISP OF WHIMSY! Classic sheer ribbon adds elegance to any project. Light and delicate, it accents but doesn’t overwhelm. Tie it in a bow, wrap it around a card, or tie it around a goodie bag.  3/8″ wide,  10 yards.

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A TOUCH OF TEXTURE! Bring the wonder and awe of the ocean floor to your next craft idea using the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. Your results will leave everyone from kids to grown-ups saying, “whale done!” 6″ x 6-1/4″

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A POP OF PERSONALITY! If you love the sea, then you’ll love these sequins. Whale of a Time Sequins come in seashell and round shapes.

COORDINATING STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCT COLORS: Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade, Pacific Point, Pool Party

I can’t wait to see what you create with this awesome new suite of products from Stampin’ Up!

July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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The July Paper Pumpkin Kit celebrates summer nights which are full of fireworks, fireflies, and fun!

The July Summer Nights Kit includes everything you need to make 9 postcard-style cards with envelopes and 9 die-cut tealight bags!  The coordinating colors are Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Night of Navy.

This month, Paper Pumpkin is also featuring a cool ADD-ON KIT!  The Add-On Kit is not needed to complete the projects, but you will have leftover pieces that you can use on other projects of your own design or purchase the Add-On Kit for easy cardmaking using the leftover pieces.

The Summer Nights Add-On Kit can be ordered through me or on an online order as long as you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  The Add-On Kit contains 24 preprinted, regular size card bases and coordinating envelopes.  You can use leftover pieces from the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit or items from your own stash to make additional cards.  The Summer Nights Add-On Kit is item 154973 and costs $10.00.  It can be ordered starting July 1 and will only be available while supplies last.

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Paper Pumpkin Kits are great for kids and beginning crafters as they provide everything you need, but they are perfect for long time crafters too so you can complete a quick and easy project as shown or add some of your own supplies to jazz it up.  I look forward to my Paper Pumpkin every month!

Remember, each month you get everything you need to complete the items in the kit:  a new stamp set, ink, embellishments, envelopes — everything!  And there are always little fun pieces left over that I use on other projects.  The quality is excellent!

Did I share my April cards with you??  I loved the April kit so much!

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When you are ready to join Paper Pumpkin and start getting these great creativity kits in the mail, just click on this link – Sign Me Up for Paper Pumpkin.  Then, read all about Paper Pumpkin and sign up by clicking on the Join Here link at the bottom of the page.  Fill in all the required fields (including a credit card to be billed each month) and follow the prompts.  If you follow the link above, it should automatically assign me as your Demonstrator.  If it does ask you to choose a Demonstrator, please be sure to choose me – Michele Reynolds in Maryland.  Make sure you spell my first name with only one “l”!

To make sure you get the July Kit, be sure to sign up by Friday, July 10.  The sooner you sign up the better!

If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, please just let me know.  I’ll be happy to answer them for you.  You can contact me at marya2hanson@gmail.com.

Pals Blog Hop: The New 2020-22 In-Colors!

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of in colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I am loving ALL the new In Colors found in the 2020-21 Annual catalog, along with everything else, of course.  Yes, my wish list is long!  I decided to focus on one of my favorite new colors: Magenta Madness!

Celebrate Sunflowers - Lovely You Bundle - Magenta Madness - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'I combined elements from the Lovely You bundle and the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle to create a card with the very dynamic Magenta Madness.  These two bundles were my first two ordered during the Demonstrator Pre-Order, and will be very popular for customers!  If I were you, I’d get these bundles NOW if you haven’t already!

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The card is built on a card base of Magenta Madness.  On the front, I cut a panel of In Good Taste Designer Series paper at 3″ by 4 1/2″.  Honestly, the paper looks like 3D pieces of wood, very realistic. Around the top of that DSP panel, I adhered a strip of Faux Suede 1/4″ ribbon — it does feel like suede! I cut a panel of Magenta Madness, stamped a few background images in Versamark on it, and then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered both panels to the card base.

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From there, I created a Magenta Sunflower by stamping one onto cardstock with Versamark Ink, and cutting it out.  I then cut out a detailed sunflower die in Magenta Madness as well. I cut out a Center in Early Espresso, adhered the whole thing together, and popped it up onto the card with Dimensionals.  I punched two sprigs from the sprig punch in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to add some lightness and sparkle to the card.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set with Versamark ink and then White Embossing Powder onto a scrap of Early Espresso.  I punched it out with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  I will be reaching for this a ton! I finished with a ribbon bow and some In-Color Enamel Dots.

Below is a similar card using the Tasteful Touches bundle with a more subtle color – Petal Pink.  As you can see, the design works with any combination. A list of all the products I used for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

Tasteful Touches Bundle - Petal Pink - Suede Ribbon - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'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! Mark your calendars for July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden.  Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’   ——————-You are HERE!
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  23. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  24. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  27. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  28. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja

Product List

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

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Sprig Punch

$18.00

Embossing Buddy

Embossing Buddy
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$6.00

Introducing the BRAND NEW Stampin’ Up ANNUAL CATALOG!

Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog

Click on the photo below to see your very own PDF copy of the beautiful new catalog!

DOWNLOAD HERE

As in years past, this book is divided into amazing suites of products – and believe me, there is something for EVERYONE’s taste, or like me, you may find that you LOVE EVERYTHING!


My Top Pick Suites

I am loving Stampin’ Up’s creation of Suites in the catalog.  With one Order Number, you get a beautiful array of products that all coordinate with each other!  Each one showcases beautiful projects that honor the stamps, tools and accessories in each suite.

You can click on each of these images to see the suite-themed products in my online store:

Flowers for Every Season Suite

Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

World of Good Suite

World of Good Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Playful Pets Suite

Playful Pets Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Ornate Garden Suite

Ornate Garden Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Peony Garden Suite

Peony Garden Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Whale of a Time Suite

Whale of a Time Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Playing with Patterns Suite

Playing with Patterns Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

In Good Taste Suite

In Good Taste Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Forever Greenery Suite

Forever Greenery Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

Artistry Blooms Suite

Artistry Blooms Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 

I cannot wait to see which of these are your favorites!

PLEASE NOTE: The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines (and accessories) are not yet available to order. Stay tuned for additional information!

Along with the catalog launch, there are two fantastic opportunities to earn additional FREE product! Keep reading to learn more!

Two Great Promotions

ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF CELEBRATION

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From June 3-30, earn an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards on orders of $250 or more! That means if you (or a group of friends together) order $250 in products you will receive $50 in free SU! product of your choice! Grab your friends to go in on a large order or shop big for yourself and enjoy the extra rewards!

PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION

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From June 3-30, when you purchase a Starter Kit, you can select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog in addition to $125 of product for only $99! That’s up to $185.25 in product if you pick the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle!


 

 


If you are placing an order for $150 or more, I want you to enjoy all of the Host Rewards you have earned.  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you please add this Host Code –

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I will send you a Free Sample Surprise from the brand new catalog!  Thank you!