Santa’s Got a Brand New Kit! And Clearance Rack Refreshed!

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The “Love, Santa” Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work. 

And to make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability! Check out all the ingredients you get with this kit:

And here is the adorable stamp set you get!

Click on this video to watch Sarah working with this awesome kit!

Click here to head over to my online store and start shopping the kits! Yay!!

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Talk soon!

Mary

Clearance Rack Refreshed on October 6!

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store, starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Help your customers shop now and save.

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals! Yay!!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

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A Treat Box for All Seasons!

I created a fun little treat box that holds a twin pack of Oreos – so fun for a table favor, or picture a Halloween design for your favorite little ghoul!

I saw this box on a blog post called the Pink Designs by Cathryn. This box is so easy, and fits a twin pack of Oreos inside! The fun part is that you could make it for any season or holiday! Here is the link to her blog post: https://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/2020/09/halloween-cookie-box-with-festive-post.html

I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock sized  8  x  5 1/2″. I scored the 8″ side at: 1/2,  3,  4 1/4  and  6 3/4.” I scored the 5 1/2″ side at: 1,  3 3/4  and  5.”
To cut and put the box together please watch Cathryn’s video tutorial here.

I added panels of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper sized:

(2)  2 5/8  x  2 3/8″

(2)  2 5/8  x  1 1/8″

(3)  2 3/8  x  1 1/8″

This paper is so gorgeous, and there are 12 x 12″ sheets that represent every season. It’s a keeper, for sure!

I then decorated the box! I cut leaves out of the Stitched Leaves dies in Mango Melody, Misty Moonlight, and one in the Be Dazzling specialty paper from Sale-A-Bration. I cut out a tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies and stamped a sentiment on it in OId Olive. I used a small wood element that has retired to add a little more dimension to the front. I used a paper punch to create two holes at the top, and then tied the box with the ribbon after putting in the Oreo pack!

I hope you liked my Oreo treat box! I’d love to see your own treat box creation. In fact, I’d love it if you joined my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

If you order using this host code in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

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The Ultimate Bundle: Even better for another FOUR days!

Hello Friend,

We all love Sale-a-Bration because we can get bonus rewards when we shop! And Sale-A-Bration is almost over – four more days!

I have to let you in on a secret. The best deal you can get is the Starter Kit. It’s a great value and completely customizable. During Sale-a-Bration you also get a bonus bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog! Check out the options here.

Yes, you get to choose $125 worth of products for only $99, get FREE SHIPPING, and choose a FREE BUNDLE! That’s an additional value of up to $60.25!! (See the options above!)

But, that’s still not what makes the Starter Kit the best deal. The true value comes in the amazing opportunities and community of demonstrators that you become a part of. It’s been the most amazing journey that I never expected to take.

Most demonstrators join because they love the products and want a discount. Who doesn’t love a discount? Most demonstrators I know, say they stay because they love being a part of this great community.

There is a place for you, whether you like to create and never want to sell one thing, want to gather with a few friends and share what you know, or if you want to create a growing business. I hope you’ll consider joining my team and see where it can take you! 90% of demonstrators are hobby demonstrators, and enjoy the discount and the fun! And that’s it!

If you join with me, you become a member of the Up North Stampin’ team, AND a Stampin’ Pretty Pal, with members all over the country! We have GREAT Facebook groups where we share ideas, get prizes, and support each other.

Contact me with questions or go right HERE to join!
Choose Your Bundle!

During Sale-a-Bration you also get a bonus bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog! Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99! Plus, you’ll also receive a Free Shipping!

If you don’t think demonstrating is for you, joining to get the discount on your personal purchases is a great benefit, too. MOST DEMOS do this! And have a blast! You can enjoy a discount of 20% or more on all future orders.

AMAZING VALUE!
So let’s recap – For only $99:

Choose up to $125 of any Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for your kit. Choose from current catalog items, bundles, and Clearance Rack. Choose a FREE BUNDLE (stamp set and dies) for up to another $60.25 value. See PDF link above!

Free Shipping! The starter kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.

No risk! You’ll have through the end of your first full quarter to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.

No penalty! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of your first full quarter, you automatically remain active for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty, and you keep everything from your Starter Kit.

No catch! There’s no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.

Whether you join to share creativity, hold workshops and earn money, or get a great discount on your personal orders, we have options. All while doing what you love to do – stamp and share!

Happy Stampin’,
Mary

September Paper Pumpkin Kit

I had a ton of FALL fun putting together the September Paper Pumpkin kit. I always get a fun feeling when I open the monthly box!

There’s always a stamp set, and an Ink Spot — this month’s is the beautiful Soft Succulent!

Inside was a shrink-wrapped package with ALL the supplies I need to make 12 treat boxes!

Aren’t they darling? an added bonus, the box that the kit arrived in can be turned into a wheelbarrow to display the treat boxes!

Take a look at this fun unboxing video to see how the Paper Pumpkin kit goes together!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

If you’re interested in shopping the past Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits, you can find them here in the online store.

October Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas card making. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Stampin’ Up!’s stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

October Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit name: Peaceful Christmas
  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil
  • Subscribe for the October kit by October 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

The BEST part about Paper Pumpkins? YOU have complete control over your account! You can suspend it, skip a month, cancel anytime — whatever fits you! If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit (with FREE SHIPPING – THIS IS WHAT I DO!) or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.  ***As an added bonus, all Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions over $50 in value will earn you free Sale-a-bration items if you purchase the prepaid kits before September 30!!

Stepping it Up: Nature’s Harvest

Are you ready to be inspired by crazy-beautiful cards? We’ve got you covered with projects using the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set. Take a look below to see a description of how to create each of these lovelies!
CASUAL
To make the casual card, stamp the floral images in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White Thick Cardstock, then add color using Watercolor Pencils. Pro tip: Vary the pressure on your pencil to change the depth of color and use an Early Espresso pencil to increase the shading. (Notice the eye-catching use of Stampin’ Dimensionals for this card. The flowers practically jump off the page!)
AVID
We’re a little bit in love with the Designer Series Paper combination on this card. And the look is so easy to achieve. Simply use the Harvest Dies to cut the strips of Designer Series Paper. Stamp “Merci” on one of the strips for one more pretty layer. Pull on the Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon edges to create a gorgeous accent.
ARTFULLY AVID
Our artfully avid version includes deep, rich colors created with the wide brush Water Painter to make the Linen Specialty Paper really come to life. Use Paper Snips to clean strings off the edges of the paper, and there you have it! Is this not a stunning card? You may want to make this one to frame and hang on your wall!

Below are all the supplies needed to create this card (along with some basics in your stamping lair!). Of course, feel free to substitute anything you might have to put your own personal touch on these projects; for instance, I might use Stampin’ Blends instead of Color Pencils! Fun! If you have any questions about these beautiful products or how to get these products in the Ultimate Bundle by joining my Stampin’ Up! team, the Up North Stampin’ Gang, just email me here!

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Tinsel. Twinkle. Tranquil


When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards (5 each of 2 designs) and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in! Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and silver foil.

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 their creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting. 

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces you to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind — will inspire you to continue crafting after the kit is complete. The best part? The subscription is TOTALLY in your control! Skip a month suspend your subscription, or cancel at any time!

HERE is where all the fun begins!  Let me know if you have any questions!

More Pop-Up Cards! Yay!

Yesterday, in the Pals Blog Hop, I posted a card design that I found on Connie Stewart’s site at Simply Simple Stamping. I had to make a few more because they were so fun and easy! HERE was the post from yesterday.

Today, I’ve included three more pop-up cards:

Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper
Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

In her post, Connie used the papers Expressions in Ink papers as well — I LOVED them, so had to include a card like hers. Here are the measurements for all the cards:

  • Colored card stock for base of the card – 5 1/2″ X 9 1/4″, scored at 1 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 6 1/2″, and 7 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ X 3 1/2″
  • A different (or the same as above) Designer Series Paper, two strips at 1 1/4″ X 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Card stock – 3 1/2″ X 5 1/4″

The base of the card is folded at all the score lines like an accordion, so the card can stand up on its own. The designer series papers are then adhered to the card base. From there, all that’s left is to decorate your card as you desire! All the products I used for these three projects can be found below. The sequins I used are retired.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Try a pop-up card yourself! So fun and easy! The products I used can be found below, and don’t forget to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products for every $50 you spend — going on now through September! Find out more HERE!

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Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad*
Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad*
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$5.95

Pals August Blog Hop: It’s All About the Sentiment!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a Focal Point.” 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. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My two simple sentiments are packed with meaning and love. I would hope my card could actually sit at someone’s desk or bedside as a reminder that they are LOVED and thought of. We need more of that in our world today!

The Pop-Up Card design is from Connie Stewart’s website, Simply Simple Stamping, https://simplysimplestamping.com/pop-up-card-idea-with-designer-paper/. The measurements and the design are simple to re-create!

  • Evening Evergreen cardstock – 5 1/2″ X 9 1/4″, scored at 1 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 6 1/2″, and 7 3/4″
  • Quiet Meadow Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ X 3 1/2″
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper, two strips at 1 1/4″ X 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 1/2″ X 5 1/4″

I adhered the designer papers to the card base, which was folded like an accordion so it would stand up on its own. The Basic White panel should be adhered to the back main part of the card, and can be used for your handwritten or stamped message. I then used the Quiet Meadow dies to cut out various flowers/plants — I just LOVE these — in different shades of the Shimmer Vellum. So fun to just build little bouquets with that shimmery vellum in the soft 2021-23 In Colors!

I also cut out a leafy die with the Be Dazzling Specialty Designer Papers, a free product you can get during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. I also die cut the two small butterflies in Shimmer Vellum.

I adhered the bouquet onto the main part of the card, and decorated the two side panels, adding a butterfly to each as well. I then used the Heat Tool to emboss two sentiments from the Love of Leaves stamp set in White Embossing Powder on Evening Evergreen cardstock. I cut out the sentiments using the AWESOME Tailor Made Tags and adhered them onto the front. I tied a double bow using Linen Thread and used a glue dot to adhere them onto the bouquet. The little Genial Gems added an additional sparkle, and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed my project with two heartfelt sentiments that I just love. Hopefully more people in our world today will know they are in our thoughts!

All the products used in my card can be found below the Blog Hop List. More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. 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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
  5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ –You Are Here!
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
  22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC
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A New Christmas Kit is Here!

Starting Wednesday, September 8!

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede
Christmas Whimsy Stamp Set!

What this great unboxing video from Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!

Stop by the online store Kits Collection beginning tomorrow, 8 Sept, to pick up your kits then!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order early to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!