The New Holiday Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are Here!

Hi Friends! My favorite Stampin’ time of the year is just around the corner. The new Holiday Catalog and the second Sale-a-bration promotion of the year is going to launch on August 3rd, 2021! There are some absolutely gorgeous items in the new mini catalog that I’m super excited about for the holidays and beyond. Just a note from Stampin’ Up:

Due to unexpected delays, the following items will not be available at the beginning of the catalog sales period:

  • 156326: GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT MEMORIES & MORE CARD PACK
  • 156327: GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES
    • 156275: GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
  • 156458: BLACKBERRY BEAUTY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
    • 156278: BLACKBERRY BEAUTY SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

Yay! This is the first time that Stampin’ Up! has offered a second Sale-a-bration…and we’ve got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September! Remember, you can order from the new Holiday Mini Catalog, OR the Annual Catalog, or a combination of both!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event will have a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!

BUY!

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST!

There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Email at marya2hanson@gmail.com if you’re interested in setting up a personal host code for you and your friends to use – if you can collect orders to reach the $300 retail point then you’ll get that stamp set for FREE! Check out p. 17 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure to see a pic of it.

JOIN!

AND – there’s an amazing JOINING PROMOTION happening!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between 3 August and 30 September, then you’ll get to pick a FREE bundle from this list!  Hint: check them all out on pages 65 – 71 in the Mini Catalog!

  • Frosted Gingerbread Bundle
  • Christmas Season Bundle
  • Christmas To Remember Bundle
  • Whimsical Trees Bundle
  • Peaceful Deer Bundle
  • Sweet Little Stockings Bundle
  • Penguin Place Bundle
  • Peaceful Cabin Bundle
  • Arctic Bears Bundle
  • Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle
  • Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle

When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable), the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  When you purchase the kit during Sale-a-bration, you’ll get that additional FREE bundle from the select twelve listed above (with a value up to $60.25!!) with your kit!

Wow! A free bundle in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99?  Um…Yes please!!

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at marya2hanson@gmail.com. If you have questions about joining my team, click here to find out more!

One quick note:  During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! The Sale-A-Bration products with limited supply include:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

All other Sale-A-Bration products will be available throughout the promotion. High demand can send these products into backorder and delay shipping, but the supply will not run out; all orders placed will be honored.  So if any of those items are on your “must get” list, be sure to add them to your first order!

Finally – just some good news from Stampin’ Up!  To help us redeem all our free goodies – including picking up that amazing Host Stamp Set – they’re making some upgrades to the Online Store that will go into effect on 3 Aug when SAB goes live.

  • During the August to September Sale-a-bration event, the earned Sale-A-Bration items will be selected during the checkout process.
  • If you don’t want your free items, you CAN chose to “check out without using my rewards” but YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND ADD THOSE FREE ITEMS LATER!!  Nobody wants that to happen so…make sure you add your free items BEFORE you check out!  
  • Once you have finished shopping and reviewed your cart, you will be alerted about their Sale-A-Bration earnings. When you proceed to checkout, you will then select your Sale-A-Bration items. You will not be able to continue the checkout process until you have either selected your free products, or acknowledged the option to proceed to checkout without free products. This was adjusted in order to prevent customer confusion and ensure customers pick their free products.  AGAIN, DON’T OPT OUT OF THE FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS — YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND ADD THEM LATER!

A Fall Hello Card with New Products!

I’m having fun using some new products from the upcoming July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. I also have a sneak peek of a new Sale-A-Bration product you can get for free! Here’s my card with a definite ‘fall’ feel on this humid summer day:

My card features a white A2 card base using a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4″ panel of woodgrain paper, and a 2 1/4″ by 5 1/4″ strip both from the Beauty of the Earth DSP set. These papers are simply gorgeous.

The sentiment layer is a part of the upcoming Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, found in the new July-December 2021 catalog. It’s a pack full of fun add-ons, embellishments, and sentiment tags. It’s a part of a larger suite called the Blackberry Beauty Suite, and it’s all GORGEOUS! I added the sentiment, which was stamped from the retired stamp set called “Life is Beautiful.” I really just liked the cute little “Hello!” I can’t wait for you to see all the Blackberry Beauty products — coming soon!

The Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers are worth a look — They’re stunning, and check out all the seasonal designs and color combinations:

Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers, Item #155841

And the best part? There is a Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month of July! Go HERE to see all the papers that are 15% off!

The leaves are cut from the new Gold 12″ x 12″ Shimmer Vellum paper, also found in the new upcoming catalog! I LOVE it! The Beautiful Leaves Dies, a part of the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle, will afford you so many options as you move into the Autumn season, and beyond:

BEAUTIFUL LEAVES DIES
156468 | $34.00

The sentiment layer is a part of the upcoming Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, found in the new July-December 2021 catalog. It’s a pack full of fun add-ons, embellishments, and sentiment tags. It’s a part of a larger suite called the Blackberry Beauty Suite, and it’s all GORGEOUS! I added the sentiment, which was stamped from the retired stamp set called “Life is Beautiful.” I really just liked the cute little “Hello!”

I hope you enjoyed my project today — all the products used to create this card can be found below.

July Host Code: FXBFXVR4

I’d love it if you would shop with me! All the supplies you need can be found at the bottom of this post. Just click on any of them to start shopping! Use this host code above 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 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE these jewels — so sparkly in all the new In Colors – 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! 
Click here to purchase the Beauty of the Earth Suite products!
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Celebrate the Beauty of the Earth and a Sneak Peek!

I used some of the beautiful papers from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers. They are a lovely mix of seasonal, watercolor-y papers that utilize rich colors. I also have a sneak peek of a new Sale-A-Bration product you can get for free! Here’s my card:

My card features a white A2 card base using a 2 1/4″ by 5 1/4″ strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP and a 1 3/4″ by 5 1/4″ strip of papers from the Host Designer Series Papers called Pattern Party, found on p. 171. Don’t miss this huge set of papers — they are awesome! Between these two papers I put a 3/4″ strip of the new BE DAZZLING 6 X 6″ SPECIALTY PAPER that you can earn for FREE when you buy at least $50 in product during August or September! Did you SEE the sparkle? Oh MY!!

The sentiment layer was created using the Tailor Made Tags dies — I LOVE them — they create many different-sized tags along with the darling little grommet shapes that you can put around the hole in the tag! For your info, I used the largest of the top set of tags to create my sentiment.

The sentiment was stamped from the really cute “Create with Friends” Stamp Set. I love the large scroll fonts along with the small words. You can make so many combinations!

The Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers are worth a look — They’re stunning, and check out all the seasonal designs and color combinations:

Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers, Item #155841

And the best part? There is a Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month of July! Go HERE to see all the papers that are 15% off!

I hope you enjoyed my project today — all the products used to create this card can be found below.

July Host Code: FXBFXVR4

I’d love it if you would shop with me! All the supplies you need can be found at the bottom of this post. Just click on any of them to start shopping! Use this host code above 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 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE these jewels — so sparkly in all the new In Colors – 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! 
Click here to purchase the Beauty of the Earth Suite products!
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Pals July Blog Hop: Wonderful Cards From the Garden!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden,” where our design team showcase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The bold and bright sunflower strikes a dramatic pose in a late summer garden, sure to be noticed! My project uses a returning favorite: the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with coordinating Sunflowers Dies, found in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I chose to update these fun products with some bright and modern twists.

To create this project, I first embossed the front of a Polish PInk card base with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I also cut a 1 1/8″ X 4 3/4″ panel of the “Expressions in Ink” Designer Series Paper, and embossed it with the same embossing folder, adhering it to the front of the card base. I then used a square of Polish Pink 2021-23 In-Color Shimmer Vellum to heat emboss the detailed sunflower image with white embossing. It’s hard to photograph, but the shimmery vellum and white embossing create a beautiful effect! I cut that out with the coordinating die and backed it with a sunflower die cut in basic white cardstock, to ensure a true Polish Pink embossed image. I also cut out a detailed sunflower in Gold Foil.

These detailed stamps create a beautiful sunflower image, especially when used with the dies!

I adhered the gold foil sunflower to the cardbase, and then popped the pink sunflower near the gold one. I cut out three leaves from the Sunflower dies, using a coordinating sheet of Expressions in Ink DSP — I love the gold veining! From there, I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set with a Basic White strip, and made an angled cut on each side, popping that up with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. I used a Mini Glue Dot to add my darling Bumblebee Trinket, and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed my project! All the products used to create this card can be found below. More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ ——–YOU ARE HERE!
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
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Empowered friends Empower Friends! Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

Here’s more about the KIT:

• Contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
• Comes with a Classic Stampin’ Spot and an exclusive stamp set.
• The box is designed to be a keepsake box— keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come.
• Includes uplifting sentiments that promotes emotional connection and growing friendships.
• Features an empowering color palette with these coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade.

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video. 


What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting.  I love them, and can’t wait to get mine every month! Subscribe with no risk – suspend your account, skip a month, or cancel anytime.

Go HERE to subscribe before the 10th of August to get your Hope Box!

Have a great week! Mary

A FREE Class PDF for You – Fun with Designer Series Papers!

Recently, on the Facebook Demonstrator Planning Place, we had the opportunity to take have a virtual class called the PICK SIX WONDER CLASS. We learned how to use six 6″ x 6″ pieces of our beautiful Designer Series Papers to create 14 A2 cards. It was SO much fun! I used papers from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Papers. We actually created five different designs. Here are my cards:

Aren’t they fun? It was a blast using the coordinating colors and patterns in the Designer Series Papers in different ways!

Here is the PDF you will need in order to make these cards!

July Host Code: FXBFXVR4

I’d love it if you would shop with me! All the supplies you need can be found at the bottom of this post. Just click on any of them to start shopping! Use this host code above 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 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE these jewels — so sparkly in all the new In Colors – 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! 
Click here to purchase the Pansy Petals Suite products!

It’s All in the DSP – Oh, and It’s ON SALE!

I have to admit it….I can’t afford everything — I WISH I could buy the entire Stampin’ Up! catalog, but alas….I cannot. SO — one thing I love to do is use Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Specialty Papers to create cards. Take a look at these simple and beautiful sympathy cards made with the Beauty of the Earth Designer Specialty Papers! Here are two sympathy cards I made today:

See that beautiful watercoloring? THAT’S THE PAPER! I simply added a card base, and a coordinating panel of cardstock, and the paper does the rest. I love the soft and soothing shades of Merry Merlot, Misty Moonlight, and Cinnamon Cider. Here’s what the entire set of paper looks like. They’re stunning:

Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers, Item #155841

Do you see the one pattern I chose for my card? It’s right there, and all you have to do is cut it! And the best part? There is a Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month of July! Go HERE to see all the papers that are 15% off!

I used Cinnamon Cider for one card base, and Basic White for another Card base. The Misty Moonlight and Merry Merlot panels were cut at 5 1/4″ by 4″. Then I simply cut a panel of the DSP at 3 7/8″ by 5 1/8″. I adhered the two panels to the card base. The sentiment is from an older Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Heal Your Heart. I backed each sentiment panel with a little slice of coordinating cardstock, and popped them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals after having attached a few rounds of linen thread to the back. The embellishments are from the Elegant Faceted Gems. All the products I used for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

July Host Code: FXBFXVR4
I’d love it if you would shop with me! All the supplies you need can be found at the bottom of this post. Just click on any of them to start shopping! Use this host code above 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 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE these jewels — so sparkly in all the new In Colors – 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! 
Click here to purchase the Beauty of the Earth Suite products!
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Escape to a Quiet Meadow Today!

The Quiet Meadow bundle..

Today I have four samples for you, all using the new Quiet Meadow bundle. With the Quiet Meadow Bundle, you can make a meadow filled with wildflowers! This delicately detailed stamp and die bundle features a floral feel, textured touches, and effortless elegance.

Inspired by the peace found in nature, you’ll find comfort in this set’s compassionate sentiments. Send sweet thoughts, gather a gorgeous bouquet of blooms, and layer a lovely paper project for any occasion with this beautiful bundle!

Look how gorgeous and versatile those dies are! And the sentiments and stamped images are just beautiful!

Here are three cards from Stampin’ Up! to inspire you:

Take a peek at this fun video (there is no sound on it, by the way!) to watch the creating of these two cards!

And finally, step by step instructions for creating this lovely card:

Click here to purchase the Quiet Meadow bundle!

July Host Code: FXBFXVR4 

I’d love it if you would shop with me! All the supplies you need can be found at the bottom of this post. Just click on any of them to start shopping! Use this host code above 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 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE these jewels — so sparkly in all the new In Colors – 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!

Happy Stamping! Mary

Sweet as a Peach!

One of my favorite bundles from the new catalog is the Sweet as a Peach Bundle! Here’s a simple project I created!

I used two of the Scalloped Contours dies to make a layered background, using the sweet Peach papers. Aren’t they yummy?

This Peach bundle is so so cute — take a look at the stamps and coordinating dies:

I cut out a sentiment die from the Tasteful Labels dies, and stamped some small peaches and leaves on the label.

I popped the label up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then finished off with a bow tied with the beautiful sheer 2021-23 In Color 3/8″ ribbon. The two gems are Genial Gems. Love them! And that’s it! Super easy and fresh! I hope you’ll give a serious look to The Sweet as a Peach Suite — it’s a MUST for summer, that’s for sure!!


July Host Code: FXBFXVR4 

I’d love it if you would shop with me! All the supplies you need can be found at the bottom of this post. Just click on any of them to start shopping! 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 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me, AND you’ll get to choose other free products for yourself, depending on the amount of your order! You’ll LOVE these jewels — so sparkly in all the new In Colors – 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!

Happy Stamping! Mary

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Peach Dies
[155829]
$23.00

The SU! Designer Series Paper Sale is Here!

It’s the middle of the year and I am itching to revamp my paper collection without breaking the bank. Fortunately, the Designer Series Paper Sale this July will help me (and you!) do just that. During this promotion (1 July–2 August), you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalog! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

Click HERE for a list of all the papers that are on sale during the month of July!

Let me know if you’d like to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale. I’d be happy to place an order for you! Or place your own online order by starting HERE!

If your order is $50 or more this month of July, you will earn a set of the new 2021-23 In Color Jewels from me. They’re super awesome! Use this host code at the end of your online order!

FXBFXVR4

Important: Club Members, please use our Club Host Code! Happy Paper Shopping!