Creativity Made Easy with Kits Collection from Stampin’ Up!

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guesswork out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

This kit is the Notes Of Cheer Card Kit and it’s available while supplies last.  So if you love it, order soon!

This kit creates nine cards (six A2 cards and three butterfly shaped cards) with decorated coordinating envelopes and it’s super fast to put together!  I had this done in well under 30 minutes.

The Kit Collection kits all arrive packaged in an awesome box so that the contents are protected.  The box gives you a great way to store your completed cards in until you’re ready to send them!

The card kits are neatly packaged inside the box and ready to be put together!  The kit above did not include any stamping, but the kits that do have stamped images also include an Ink Spot, acrylic block and stamp set!  The kits all include the adhesives needed to put them together, so these would be great for someone new to crafting who doesn’t have a bunch of supplies or for the seasoned crafter that is short on time! Here’s the beautiful Kerchief Card Kit!

Love the colors and delicate overlay on this pretty card.  The sentiments are perfect for many occasions! And I LOVE this kit — one of my favorites with its soft colors and beautiful stamped images:

The price range for the kits is $12-$19 and they create a big bunch of awesome cards or treat packages!  You can check out all of the current kits in the Kit Collection at the bottom of this post.  New kits will be coming out as the current kits sell out, so keep an eye on the kits in the online store here!

Here are a couple of helpful videos — if you’ve never stamped before, these kits are the absolute TICKET for you to get started with papercrafting! Believe me, you will not be able to buy super beautiful cards like this for the price of the kits we offer — You know how expensive they can be in the stores. AND — you had the joy of creating them by hand, with love!

June Host Code: 4UEBD497 

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free Genial Gems from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE the Genial Gems – I use them all the time!

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! Go HERE to start!

Have You Seen the Sale? Or the Kits?

Last Chance Products

Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Products sale is live now!

If you would like to download a LARGE FONT list of the retiring items, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to shop these sale items in my online store, CLICK HERE.

New Kit Collection

You may have noticed there are no kits listed in the 2021 Annual Catalog – that’s because Stampin’ Up! has revamped the kit offerings to give us a wider variety of kits that will rotate out throughout the year.

All-inclusive kits come with everything you need to sit down and start creating. Choose from a wide assortment of options designed for a variety of occasions and styles. Quantities are limited – you can see all of the current options online.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Keep in mind that these kits will change throughout the year. What a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends or children, or grandchildren! Here’s a look at the kits that are currently available (the $19 kits include a stamp set, ink spot and block, while the $12 kits do not require stamping):

I would so appreciate it if you would shop with me. You can start RIGHT HERE!! With an online order of $50 or more, I will send you the June Bonus of a free set of Genial Gems! I love them! Here’s the Host Code:




The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.



  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires). For this catalog’s Last Chance Products promotion, a Carryover List will not be provided; carryover products can be viewed in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.

I would so appreciate it if you would shop with me. You can start RIGHT HERE!! With an online order of $50 or more, I will send you the June Bonus of a free set of Genial Gems! I love them! Here’s the Host Code Below!



The Sweet Strawberry Bundle is BACK!

The long awaited Sweet Strawberry Bundle is finally back in stock after months of being out of stock! Such great timing, with strawberry season just around the corner here in northern Minnesota!

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle includes the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and the Strawberry Builder Punch. 

Full of plump strawberries and all-occasion sentiments, this is a stamp set you’ll reach for again and again to create handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and more.
* 16 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d
* Distinktive

Quickly cut out stamped images or build a strawberry with one punch. Use your favorite paper and colors to customize it just the way you want.
* Largest punched image: 1-5/16″ x 1-1/4″ (3.3 x 3.2 cm)

Our craft bundles make coordination easy. Stamp & tool bundles help you quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease. 

I’d love it if you shopped with me! You can make an order simply by clicking on the images below! And don’t forget, if you make an order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a free roll of 3/8″ ribbon in your choice of one of the new 2021-23 In Colors! Here is the Host Code you will need to use to get your free ribbon! XPEASUMM

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Up North Stampin’ Club is Starting A New Season!

Hi, All! Hallelujah! I am starting up a new In-Person Stampin’ club, taking place in my Stampin’ Studio! Here are the details, should you be interested in joining us:

  1.  As in prior clubs, you will need to commit to a monthly online purchase of $35 minimum.  We will start in June, 2021. The club will last as many months as there are members in the club. You will need to use a pre-set Host Code with your Club Order.

2.  Each month, I will provide you with the makings of four projects, complete with die cuts, papers, and embellishments, stamps, and ink. We will create the cards here together at my home on a pre-determined date and time, mutually agreed upon each month. If you cannot be present at the monthly club meeting, I will send or deliver the four projects to you. You will still need to make an online order, even if you can’t attend.

3.  I will do my best to make sure that each of you has a similar incentive each month, whether it be a Stampin’ Up! sale or free product offered by me with certain $ purchases. 

4.  Based on a random drawing, each month a different person will serve as Hostess, and will get the Host Rewards from our entire purchase for that month.  If you desire, we can now return to our past practice of having the host provide a light lunch for the group. (Yay!)

5.  We will need at least six people to start up our club again, with a maximum of 8.

I hope you’ll consider joining us again!  If you are interested, please reply to my email at by THURSDAY, MAY 27TH AT MIDNIGHT.  I will get out more information then!  Thanks, and have a great week!

Color and Contour – In the New In-Colors!

I recently took part in a card swap with other Stampin’ Up Leaders. It was so much fun to receive 20 cards back from demonstrators around the world! I made 20 of these, and sent them in to be exchanged for all the lovely cards I received!

I used a card base of the new Pale Papaya, along with a second Papaya panel that I embossed with the Ornate Flowers Embossing Folder. I then cut out two panels using the Color & Contour dies – one in white, and one with the decorative Hand-Penned Designer Series Papers.

Color & Contour Bundle

I then stamped a floral pattern on the white panel of cardstock, and used the coordinating stamps in Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent to stamp the leaves and flowers. Notice how the stamps the ‘fill in’ with color are not exact, and create a soft splash of color – I love it!

Above, feast your eyes on the gorgeous papers in the Hand-Penned Designer Series collection. I love every. single. one. And I love how they feature our new 2021-23 in Colors so beautifully!

I attached the two panels of paper onto my card base, and then used a little 3/8″ Soft Succulent ribbon behind a rectangular sentiment panel. I finished it off with two Genial Gems embellishments, and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed my project today. All the products used to create this card can be found below. If you shop with me and make an online order of over $50, I will send you your choice of the 3/8″ In Color Ribbon — FREE! Go HERE to start shopping! Use this Host Code in order to qualify for the free ribbon: XPEASUMM

Happy Stamping, and have a great week! Mary

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A NEW Collection by Stampin’ Up!

I’m excited to announce that a new line of products is launching on June 1st…the new KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP!® 

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Creativity made easy! This new line includes a variety of affordably priced, versatile all-inclusive kits for multiple occasions. Colorful direction sheets are easy to follow. Everything needed comes in the brown box which is easy to store or take with you. And putting the projects together is FUN!

These kits are designed for beginner crafters or those looking for a quick creative fix. But casual and avid crafters can enjoy them, too. I personally love that I can put together several cards quickly and with ease. And I really love that I can affordably gift them to friends and loved ones.

New kits will be added to the Kits Collection in the online store on a regular basis. And selection is based on availability. So the kits aren’t shown in the catalogs for that very reason…the kits will change out. So be sure to check the store each month to see what else may be new.

Demonstrators were able to preorder. So here is a sampling of three that I purchased so far.

$12.00 USD | $16.25 CAD
9 cards and envelope

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$19.00 USD | $26.00 CAD
10 cards and envelopes
Includes a stamp set and ink

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$12.00 USD | $16.25 CAD
9 cards and envelopes

The new Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!® - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out!

Yes, a couple are kits that you may recognize. But Stampin’ Up! wanted to get this line started sooner than later. So some of the initial kits (and possibly some in the future) include revived favorites updated with current colors and more.

I’m so excited for these kits! I’m going to host some kit nights, and you could, too — fun fun!

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out!

Stampin’ Up! just released a FREE download: UNITED THROUGH CREATIVITY

And who doesn’t like FREE?!
Click here to access this digital download so you can create away!

United Through Creativity FREE Digital Download by Stampin’ Up!®  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out!

Celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! In honor of the Stampin’ Up! value statement, “we care about people first”—and in the spirit of World Diversity Day— Stampin’ Up! created a collection of inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements. Print your favorite pieces, add color, cut out, then create!

The United Through Creativity Digital Download will be available for FREE from May 21, 2021 to May 2, 2022. Share the beauty of diversity, connection, community, and creativity with this sweet set of sentiments and illustrations. The United Through Creativity Digital Download is also accessible through our online store under the “Sales & Specials” tab.

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out!

Reminder… the JOIN+ STARTER KIT Promotion continues for a few more days. It’s so FUN to be a demonstrator! You are not obligated to sell to others OR start a business. Most people get the starter kit for the great deal and stay because the many perks…the discount, the preorder opportunities, the inside scoop, the fun, and so much more. No pressure, but you really have nothing to lose. So click here if you are ready to get up to $155 worth of product on your wish list for $99 during this promotion (which ends May 31st).  Click here to learn more about joining and being part of my Stampers With ART Community.

May 4-31, 2021 is a great time to join! Get $30 more than usual in free product. So the Starter Kit is $99 USD + tax for $155 USD worth of product. Crazy awesome! Click here to learn more. - Stamp Your Art Out!

Dies: They’re NOT Just for Bundles Anymore!

By now you’ve hopefully had a chance to peruse the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, orderable now! You may not have noticed all the treasures on pages 162-166! Besides the wonderful dies that go with stamp sets, there are dies that just exists as themselves, and they’re AWESOME!

Following, I’m featuring each die and a pretty sample from the new catalog. Each of these die sets are reasonably priced, and will add to your crafting collection — I promise! Take a look!

Basic Borders (#155558)

I love these border dies — use for envelopes, card edges, or anything! The set of dies includes six dies – the largest die is 6″ x 1″.

This sample, found on page 59, features on of the Basic Borders Dies and the All for Baby Bundle:

Basic Borders Dies catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Flower Market (#155556)

This background die has provides a beautiful floral background that you can trim to various sizes!

I love this box, which includes the Flower Market Die and the Biggest Wish stamp set.

Flower Market Die catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Give it a Whirl (#154336)

These interactive dies allow you to create cool, interactive cards that spin. These dies include all the images you need to create the card, rotating wheel, and images to go on the wheel. You can also use the dies individually to build scenes on handmade cards and scrapbook pages. This set includes 21 dies – the largest is 5-1/4″ x 3-3/16″.

Here’s a great sample: how fun is this?

Give it a Whirl Dies catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Iconic (#155965)

The Iconic Dies are so fun, because you can create all kinds of scenes, including little Fairy Tale gardens complete with mushrooms and birds! The possibilities are endless!

Here’s a sample on page 18 of the new catalog — shown with the Days to Remember stamp set!

Iconic Dies catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Layering Diorama (#155565)

These dies nest to create a 3D effect for unique diorama card fronts. You can create all kinds of 3-D effects, like ponds, lakes, sands, whatever you’d like! Or simply backgrounds for your beautiful stamps!

Love how these dies work with the Seascape stamp set! WHAT???????? How fun!

Layering Diorama Dies catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Picture This (#155559)

Create peekaboo cards by cutting out windows and other fun shapes! There are 2 dies in this set that can be used to make 2 peekaboo panels and yield three stitched rectangles and 6 stitched circles.

I love this card on p. 67! Adorbs!

Picture This Dies catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Stitched Greenery (#155451)

Catch the beautiful stitched leaf background that you can achieve with this stunning die! I’ve seen nothing like it!

And here’s a beautiful sample from p. 82 — love it with the birds!

Stitched Greenery Die catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Tailor Made Tags (#155563)

These tags have become a hit, and are on my MUST HAVE list! Look how the the little circles and shapes create brads for the wonderful tags that come in numerous sizes. This is a keeper, and will be a staple!

This fun tag can and any others can be found throughout the catalog!

Tailor Made Tags Dies catalog sample, Stampin Up!

Here are the products from above — simply click on one to start shopping with me! Don’t forget: use this Host Code in May in an online order of over $50, and receive a new 2021-23 In-Color 3/8 ribbon of your choice! Here’s the Host Code: XPEASUMM

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Iconic Dies

Connect, Craft & Collect Promotion

Between now and June 14, Stampin Up! is giving us all an additional $25 of free product for orders over $250. What a great incentive to pick up all of the new products you want early or to combine orders with a friend who also has a long wish list. During the Connect, Craft & Collect promotion, qualifying orders take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS earn an additional $25 for orders over $250.

If ordering $250 in one sitting it not your thing, then feel free to get some orders from a friend or two and split the rewards! If you have any questions on how that would work, just email me here.

Sweet as a Peach – Class to Go!

I am now offering a brand new class to go! It includes the beautiful Sweet as a Peach bundle, which was one of your favorites during our Stroll Through the Catalog. And now you can get the bundle, some extras, and enough supplies and instructions to get your creating on your own — just in time for summer!

Deadline to Preorder:
This Wednesday,
May 19, 2021, at  6:00
p.m. (CDT)

Make (6) cards using the amazing Sweet as a Peach Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies) from Stampin’ Up! For this class, I have created three designs using this stamp set. You will make 2 cards of each design, FOR A TOTAL OF SIX CARDS! 

For this class you will need Early Espresso, Balmy Blue, Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzaz ink pads. Of course, you can substitute any colors you want and have. You will also need your own adhesives, including Stampin’ Dimensionals and a tape adhesive like Stampin’ Seal.

The class kit will include:

(1) The Sweet as a Peach Bundle,

(2) 1/2 package of the “You’re a Peach” 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper;

(3) 1 spool of Pale Papaya 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon;

(4) Project Kit, including all materials for 3 designs, for a total of 6 cards;

(5) Three full-color step by step PDF tutorials, one for each design!

Total Cost: $55.00! I will deliver to you, or you can add $8.00 Priority Shipping to the cost, in which case, it will be shipped to you immediately.


Email me at

Put “MAY CLASS TO GO” in the Subject Line.

Let me know your name, mailing address, and whether you’ll pay with a check or VENMO. I also have PayPal. If we know each other, I’m happy to accept a check!

Your kits and new products will be sent to you to you as soon as possible! I will get the kits ready to roll as soon as your products come in to me.

I’m so excited to bring you this class! This bundle is going to be so popular and fun!

June Paper Pumpkin Kit: Expressions in COLOR~

Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

What are In Colors, anyway? In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colors. We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalog! In each In Color collection, we’ll offer ink, paper, markers, and more. The catch? They’re only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favorite In Color supplies while you can! Click below to enjoy this video!

With the Expressions In Color kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020–2022 and 2021–2023 In Color collections. Make a splash with awe-inspiring, ink-stained artistry!

If you’re already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you and I can wait with anticipation for our new kits to arrive. If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, this would be a GREAT month to give it a try! Each month you receive a kit with all the supplies needed to make beautiful projects — have some CREATIVE ME time for yourself. You’ll love it! The kits are only $22, and that includes shipping!

Nothing to lose — you can skip a month, suspend your subscription, or cancel anytime at no cost. It’s that simple! Join by clicking HERE, and your June kit will be arriving on about the 20th of the month. You MUST subscribe by the 10th of June to receive the beautiful Expressions in Color kit! Please let me know if you have any questions!