Top 10 Reasons You’ll Want the Starter Kit NOW!

Have you ever thought about purchasing the $99 Starter Kit and joining Stampin’ Up! and my Up North Stampin’ AND Pretty Pals Community?  Here are 10 reasons why NOW is the best time!

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Choose up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 more than normal) and the starter kit ships FREE for another 10% savings!  You’ll pay tax on the $99 and THAT’S IT!  THIS OFFER IS ONLY GOOD THROUGH AUGUST, SO NOW’S THE TIME!

 

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Add products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, clearance AND the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

Holiday Products!

 

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Get a $10 Coupon in September to use on an order through October 31st!

 

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Get a 20-25% discount on future orders of all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products while you remain active!

 

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No obligations!  Enjoy all the benefits and discounts through January 31, 2020, with no penalty to drop!  Reaching $300 in sales and/or purchases after you purchase the kit and join through Dec. 31, 2019, ensures you will renew for the January – March quarter (that’s Sale-A-Bration time)!

 

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Because I am a member, you’ll become a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community!  Fun, prizes, friendship, ideas and so much more.  You will love being part of a local AND national community! SO FUN!

 

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Most demonstrators join for the discount, exclusive resources and to purchase primarily for themselves.  You’ll fit right in!

 

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Stampin’ Up! offers a fun and creative opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  The choice is yours!

 

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Those who purchase the starter kit and join have the opportunity to see and pre-order (with their discount) NEW products a month before they are available to customers.  It’s SO exciting!

 

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THERE — I said it!  It is OKAY to do something just for YOU!  Papercrafting is a great outlet, and good therapy.  Make it easier for you to have some ME time.  We all need it!

You have a few days left to take advantage of the JOINING opportunity with the extra free products and the $10 October coupon.  This is the BEST time of year to join with the holiday and Sale-A-Bration time periods upon us!

Just click HERE to get started!  And email me HERE with any questions!  Can’t wait to have you on my team!

Mary

August Pals Blog Hop: A Special Occasion!

2019-pbh AugustWelcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that add beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! 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.

We have a number of weddings coming up, one of which is for a special family friend. The bride is my daughter’s best friend, so my Abby will be the Maid of Honor! It’s so fun to celebrate the good things in life!  I created a wedding card using the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - two candles- Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I decided on a monochromatic look with a little sparkle – can you see it?  My card uses Merry Merlot ink and cardstock.  First I stamped a single large magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia bundle on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, and used the die to cut it out.

I then took a card from the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Tin, and “sparkled it up” using the following steps:

  1.  Put a sheet of scrap paper inside the laser-cut portion, so nothing sticky gets on the rest of the card. Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Embossing Process - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'
  2. Take your Versamark pad and stamp the pad all over the laser cut side of the card, making sure it’s thoroughly covered.
  3. Combine some clear embossing powder with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and sprinkle all over the paper.
  4. Using the Heat Tool, emboss the entire front, and let cool.

See the lovely effect?

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Dazzling Diamonds- Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Next, adhere a panel of Merry Merlot to the back of the laser-cut front of the card and you’re ready to add the sentiment.  I stamped a sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set onto a scrap piece of paper and punched it out with the Tailored Tag punch.  I popped it up, along with the elegant magnolia die cut, onto the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Close Up - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I embellished with a couple of Basic Rhinestone Jewels, and then used three strands of Linen Thread to make a bow, adhering that with a glue dot, and that was it!  An elegant wedding card!

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Candle - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you love it, and will try this sparkly technique for yourself! All the products used for this card are found below the Blog Hop List.

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, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Hold On To Hope

How many times have you needed a card of encouragement for a friend or family member?

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Paper - Hold On To Hope - Stitched Nested Framelits Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The Hold On To Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up! makes a perfect combination with the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Papers.  Here are both of these products in detail:

Pressed Petals DSP

These papers are beautifully photographed, and look like real pressed petals strewn across the pages!Hold on to Hope

This stamp set is great for baptisms, confirmations, and other sacred celebrations, as well as for encouragement or sympathy.  You’ll use it all year long!

The card goes together quickly using the Stitched Nested Frameliets Dies for your sentiment.  I punched out some leaves with the Leaf Punch as accents. Add some Linen Thread, and a couple of embellishments, and you’re on your way to any number of beautiful projects!

Shop below to get these wonderful products!  Remember to use this HOST CODE 3JAP4X9G when you make an online order, and you will receive a new roll of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in the color of your choice!  I’ll contact you to get your preference.  (Club members should use their own code previously emailed to you!)

Be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Page, and then post your beautiful creations there.  We love to see and be inspired by your crafting work!  Click here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824/

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Leaf Punch

$16.00

Today is a GREAT Day to Join!

Are you ready to get a head start on your holiday cards?  There is no need to wait until September 4th to order 2019 Holiday Catalog Items. Starting TODAY and running through August 31, all items from the 2019 Holiday Catalog can be added to the $99 Starter Kit Special!

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During the process of signing up and purchasing your Starter Kit, the Holiday Catalog category will be available to click on and order from. Of course, you can always add items from the Annual Catalog, too!

Why is now a great time to join? You get more bang for your buck during the Extra! Extra! Recruiting Promotion!

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  • GET BONUS PRODUCTS & ORDER HOLIDAY PRODUCTS EARLY!  Select up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, which is $30 more than usual).  Plus, the starter kit ships FREE, for a 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs INCLUDING the Holiday Catalog. Simply look for the “Holiday Catalog” category when getting the kit.  By joining now, you will be getting holiday products weeks before the September 4th catalog launch date.
  • GET A $10 COUPON!  If you purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! during the month of August, a $10 coupon code, which needs to be redeemed by October 31st, will be emailed to you.
  • DISCOUNT Time!  Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS! There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.  You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least January 31, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Up North Stampin’ Gang, AND the Pretty Pals, a great NATIONWIDE group of wonderful stampers.  You’ll love it!  You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (December 31), bravo!  You automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  Reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) from quarter to quarter to continue to renew.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales by the end of a quarter, you get an additional “grace period” the following month to catch up.  In the event you still don’t reach $300 in sales by the end of the grace period,  you “drop” your demonstrator status with no penalty.
  • GIVE IT A TEST DRIVE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

If you have questions about joining, I am only an email away at marya2hanson@gmail.com.  If you are ready to join NOW and get those holiday goodies headed your way, CLICK HERE!

 

A Baby Boy Shower!

We have a family baby shower coming up, and we know it’s a BOY!  The baby’s room will have elephant themed, so I thought it would be fun to make the invitations from the “Little Elephant” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Little Elephant - 2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper - Silver Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

These invitations were so easy to create because of the coordinating punch.  Here are the darling stamp set and punch:

Little elephant

elephant punch

I used the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Papers in Pineapple Punch.  There are different patterns in each of the five in-colors, so I did mix up the patterns.  Here’s another one:

Little Elephant 2 - 2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper - Silver Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Each card was created by adhering a panel of the Designer Paper to a card base of Basic Gray.  I used the Stitched Nested Label Dies to make a Whisper White panel on which to stamp and mount the punched elephants, stamped in Basic Gray as well.  I punched out little ears from Silver Glimmer Paper, and affixed a single Heart Epoxy Droplet on each invitation.  The ribbons are from my ‘stash,’ and are retired — any cute ribbon from Stampin’ Up! will do!

Little Elephant - Duo - 2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper - Silver Glimmer Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Below are all the products I used for these projects.  This month, I am offering a FREE roll of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in any of the colors — you choose!  You have only to use this Host Code while making an online order:  3JAP4X9G

Happy Stamping!!

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Stampin’ Up Bonus Days Coupon Redemption Has Begun!

It’s time to redeem those Bonus Days Coupons that you earned last month!  You can apply your coupons to any order that you place during the month of August.  Yay!!

Here are the redemption details:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Here are the details for how to redeem your coupon codes:

 

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Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack!

Good Morning, Stampers!  Memories and More is so versatile! I know I’ve said it before, but it really is. You can use these cards on any and all of your paper crafting projects!  Are you ready for a parade of birthday cards I created from this pack for my birthday card ministry?

Magnolias and More Memory Pack 1 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 2 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 3 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 4 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 5 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 6 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 7 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 9 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 10 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!Magnolias and More Memory Pack 8 - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' Stampin' Up!

So what IS the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack? It features beautiful floral images on different-sized card bases.   Here’s everything you get:

MAGNOLIA LANE MEMORIES & MORE CARD PACK

* 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes
* 6 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) single-sided printed vellum specialty cards
* 4 sticker sheets
* Acid free, lignin free
* Great for scrapbooking and cardmaking

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

 

All you have to do is put them together, any way you want them, add a sentiment, and they’re done.  By the way, if you’re wondering what my “Birthday Card Ministry” is, it’s simple! I collect birthdays and try to send a card to as many people as I can.  Who doesn’t love getting a handmade HUG in the mail??

Click below to shop for any of the supplies I’ve used in this post!

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Simplicity and Elegance with Magnolias

One of the best-selling bundles in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has been the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle.  Although you can create beautifully detailed projects using the stamps and dies, you can ALSO make simple, monochromatic cards with just stamps, paper, and a couple of other simple embellishments.  The result is sheer elegance.

Magnolia - Daisy Lane - 2019-21 In Colors Designer Series Paper - Seaside Spray - Timeless Label Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Magnolia - Daisy Lane - 2019-21 In Colors Designer Series Paper - Purple Posy - Timeless Label Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Wondering where I got the beautiful scripty background papers?  From the 2019-21 In-Colors Designer Series Paper pack.  They are 6 X 6″ and come in all five of the new In Colors:

2019-2021 In-Colors

The designer paper comes in these patterns for each of the In-Colors.  It’s a MUST HAVE.

In Color DSP

The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set includes one large and lovely magnolia stamp among other shapes and sentiments.  Here is what you get with the bundle:

Magnolia bundle I used the large magnolia stamp to stamp a single flower in black ink onto the Designer Paper.  I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White scrap paper and punched it out with the Timeless Label punch.  I love this punch!

timeless label punch Embellish with some sequins and White Baker’s Twine, and you have elegant, beautiful cards. You could make these projects in any or ALL of the these lovely In Colors!

Magnolia - Daisy Lane - 2019-21 In Colors Designer Series Paper - Seaside Spray - Purple Posy - Timeless Label Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you consider these cards when you’re thining SIMPLE and ELEGANT, because the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set certainly fulfills that need!  Below are the products you need to complete these projects.  If you don’t have the Magnolia Bundle, what are you waiting for?  You’ll love the simple elegance!

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I Love a Great KIT!

I LOVE the kits that Stampin’ Up! offers.  This year two all-inclusive favorites have returned: Lots of Happy and Notes of Kindness. Today I’m sharing a new kit from  the 2019-20 Annual Catalog called Looking Up.

Looking Up cards

Like the other all-inclusive kits, everything you need is included: all the consumables, the stamps, a mini ink pad, a clear block for mounting and using your stamps, adhesives, and a directions sheet.  This kit includes lots of extras so you can either add in extra card base pieces & envelopes to make additional cards OR use the extras to give your cards a little more 3-D effect.

Looking Up 1

The Looking Up kit makes 15 cards (3 of 5 kinds) and comes with fun coordinating envelopes. I love this kit because it includes a variety of sentiments, it’s easy to put together, AND the cards aren’t feminine. So you can make these cards for the guys (and kids!) in your life.

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Here are the cute stamps — a nice variety of sentiments for many occasions:

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Watch this video by Stampin’ Up!

Did you notice those envelopes!?!! SO adorable how they all coordinate, right?

One more thing I want to point out is that you don’t have to use all the sentiments. So if you are needing 15 birthday cards, use the Happy Birthday stamp on ALL of them! The sentiments are all about the same size and can work on every label piece.

Don’t forget, make an online purchase with me of at least $50 in July and receive a new embellishment treat in the mail!  You need only to use this online Host Code (enter at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag — this code is for non-club members only!)  H3KTDMMS

Order it today by clicking on the image below!

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I’m in a Mosaic Mood!

I love the Designer Papers from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper is so unique because of its resemblance to mosaic tile.  Take a look at the projects I made with this awesome paper and some varied sentiments from other stamp sets:

Roses 2 - Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The above card was made from cutting a panel of the Designer Series Paper.  See the shiny ’tiles?’

Leaves - Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The same approach was used with the card above — just cut and add your embellishments. Isn’t it beautiful and SHINY?

Hummingbirds - Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The previous card started with the background ’tile’ paper, and then I just fussy cut three hummingbirds from the paper and adhered them to the card!  Super easy!

Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I cut more hummingbirds and a butterfly from the paper for the card above.

Sympathy - Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Finally, I fussy cut the roses above and used dimensionals to pop them onto the card.

Here are the colors used in this beautiful Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper:

Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper

Select these products from the projects I created to order them for yourself!

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Don’t forget, make an online purchase with me of at least $50 in July and receive a new embellishment treat in the mail!  You need only to use this online Host Code (enter at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag — this code is for non-club members only!)  H3KTDMMS

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Summer Bonus Days Coupons Are Back!
Bonus Days have become an annual Summer Savings tradition!  For EVERY $50 you purchase…you’ll receive a $5 Bonus Coupon that you can redeem on any current merchandise in August!  Woohoo!  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Coupons you can collect throughout the month!  When you place an order, Bonus Coupon codes will be sent to the email address on file and you’ll use that code (or multiple codes) to redeem them with a separate order in August. Good for orders placed in July 2019 only. Coupons cannot be redeemed on Starter Kits or Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
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Extra, Extra! It’s The Perfect Time To Purchase A Starter Kit!
Breaking news!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a demonstrator…NOW is the time!  Purchase a $99 Starter Kit in July or August and you’ll receive lots of Extra Value!  Spend only $99, plus tax, and select up to $155 in products of your choice—that’s $30 in bonus products PLUS Free Shipping!  Plus, you’ll also receive a $10 Bonus Coupon that you can redeem on an order placed the following month!  It’s double the bonuses…twice as nice! That’s TWO COOL!
This promotion lasts for two months, July 1 thru August 31, but why wait?
Sign up today to start enjoying the awesome benefits of being on my Up North Stampin’ Team:
  • DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS OF JOINING:
    • Create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.
    • Happy shopping & SAVINGS!  Purchase the starter kit in July and receive a 20% discount (up to 25%) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of December 31, 2019.  This window of time includes enjoying your discount on the new 2019-2020 annual catalog AND the upcoming HOLIDAY catalog, available to demonstrators in August — I can’t wait!
    • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through December 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! January – March quarter.  Renew with $300 in sales and/or personal purchases for each additional quarter.
    • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits with no risk and no penalty to drop.
    • Be first!  View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount) – one of my favorite benefits.
    • A good fit!  I welcome hobby stampers to my Up North Stampin’ Team! You don’t have to sell a THING!
    • Be a part of a national stamping Facebook group called The Pals — Get ideas, inspiration, sell and buy stamp sets, get door prizes, post your work…..It’s the BEST, believe me!
    • Do it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

Let me know if you want to pull the trigger on the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.  I’d LOVE to have you on my team!  HERE is the link to get started on a GREAT stamping adventure!

I’d love for you to join our growing, nationwide Up North Stampin’ family.  I know that you’ll fit right in!

Questions?  Feel free to contact me…absolutely no obligation!

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