Free Shipping has Begun!

WHO  LOVES FREE SHIPPING?!?

We ALL love FREE SHIPPING!  And Stampin’ Up!’s ONE DAY ONLY Free Shipping Sale is UNDERWAY!

Here are the details!

  • Sales Period:  December 11
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Free shipping applies after the $50 qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax). Note: If you’re using a coupon code, please remember that the order amount must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout items.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on December 11, 2019.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped for December will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00).  Important note: December Paper Pumpkin billing and shipment will be delayed until December 16 due to increased workload in the distribution center.

Pull out those Wish Lists and check them twice becayse FREE SHIPPING is oh so NICE!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store so you can get busy!

Happy Shopping and Saving!!

Pals Blog Hop: It’s a Retirement Fun Fold Party!

2019 DecemberWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. 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.

Today, I chose to feature the holiday bundle  “Cup of Christmas” with a fun fold called the Shadow Box card.  Since it is retiring, I wanted to show the versatility of this bundle; this card shows how the bundle can be used for a ‘get-well’ card or ‘thinking of you’ card as well as for the holidays.

Cup of Christmas Bundle - Shadowbox - tree - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I actually got the video pattern for this fun fold from Marsha Denning.  Her video tutorial can be found HERE.  Thank you, Marsha!

According to her directions, I took two panels of cardstock and cut them at 6 1/4″ by 5 1/2. I then scored on the 6 1/2″ side at 1/2″ and 1″ on both ends.  I folded the scores in and out like an accordion.  I then took the top panel of cardstock and used the Rectangle Stitched Dies to make a rectangle cut in the middle of the panel to create my shadowbox.  This was the framelit I used:

Rectangle Stitched Framelits

When put together, these two panels make an ‘accordian-style’ shadowbox frame that becomes your card.  Before putting the two halves together, I put a panel of Perennial Essence and adhered it to the bottom panel.  I then adhered the two halves of the card together.  The video makes it much easier to understand, believe me!  Here’s what it looks like from the bottom.

Cup of Cheer bundle - shadowbox card - bottom - First Frost - Perennial Essence - Mary Hanson - up north stampin'

Time for some die cutting! I cut out two cups from the Cup of Christmas bundle, one in Whisper White and one in Petal Pink, and added some fun diagonal pattern with the diagonal die from the same color.  You can put your cups together in any combination you’d like!  I also cut out the leaf die in Garden Green from the Christmas Layers Dies.

Cup of Christmas Bundle - Shadowbox Card - close up - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin

Then I did some stamping!  On the white cup, I stamped a sentiment from the Cup of Christmas stamp set in Rich Razzleberry, and then added some fun small sequins.  This stamp set has many fabulous sentiments, depending upon your occasion, don’t you agree?

Cup of Christmas Bundle

I also stamped some flowers from the First Frost stamp set in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry and then cut them out with my die cutter.

Cup of Christmas Bundle - White background - Perennial Essence DSP - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

To put it all together, I adhered the leaf die to one side of the frame.  Next I adhered the two cups at their ends, and then attached them to the outside frame of the card over the leaf die.  I added the die cut flowers. A bow with some baker’s twine, and I was done! Remember, when folded flat, this card fits an A2 envelope, so it’s a piece of cake to send in the mail!

Cup of Christmas Bundle - Tree 2 - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I hope you enjoyed seeing a softer, more feminine version of a project made with the fabulous (and RETIRING!) Cup of Christmas Bundle.  Get yours NOW!!  The products I used to make this card can be found at the end of this post.

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, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
Product List

Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker's Twine

Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine
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$3.00

Stampin’ Up! Die Cutting Plates Now Available!

Stampin’ Up! just announced that they’ve got Cutting Plates for your die cutting machine available to purchase again!  Yay!!

Here are the details:

Cutting Plates – Item number 150815 $11.00

Create textured paper and die-cut paper shapes for card making, scrapbooking, and other paper crafts using dies and embossing folders with these Cutting Plates in your die-cutting & embossing machine. Use the cutting pads to build sandwiches for both dies and embossing folders according to your machine’s instructions. Cutting Plates are clear for easy project placement and have beveled edges so they’re easier to feed into the machine. Use both sides to get twice the wear. Made of high quality polycarbonate.

* 2 clear replacement Cutting Plates
* 6″ x 8-1/2″ (15.4 x 22.5 cm)

Click here to head over to my online store to get your cutting plates now!

 

Don’t forget the Flash Sale tomorrow — FREE SHIPPING, ONE DAY ONLY!!!  Throw some cutting plates in your shopping cart!!

Stampin’ Up! Flash Sale – One Day FREE SHIPPING!! December 11 Only!

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Got fun goodies on your Stampin’ Up! wish list? Then it’s time to circle Wednesday, December 11 on your calendar and get ready to shop.

JUST ANNOUNCED!  24-HOUR FLASH SALE!  On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 (total before tax).

Click HERE on the 11th of December to shop with FREE SHIPPING!

December Paper Pumpkin – Something for Everything!

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Dear Friends,

Though we do not know EXACTLY what the December Paper Pumpkin kit will be like, we have some hints, and it sounds fantastic!  December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamper set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding to get well to birthdays and more!

Plus, we know we get ALL the supplies to make TWELVE full-sized cards (four each of three different designs.)  They are gorgeous but completely versatile, giving you the flexibility to use them for any occasion!

Start the new year right with cute, fun, and easy cards for 2020!  Here are the Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, and Terracotta Tile.  (See the above banner for a great visual of those beautiful colors!)

WATCH THIS FUN VIDEO HERE!

Here are your subscriptions options — CLICK!  Remember, when you subscribe with a credit card, you can cancel, skip a month, or order more than one kit!  You have complete control over your account, AND your shipping is free!!!

Be sure to subscribe before the 10th of December to get this great kit!

 

Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Sale Has Begun!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here!  Beginning today and while supplies last, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits!  Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last!  Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Click the image below to start shopping the discounted deals that are available while supplies last!

Click the image below to shop the retiring items that are available while supplies last!

 

You can see the complete list of the retiring items and the carryover items (items that will be available for purchase in a future catalog) below.

***Take a close look at the Holiday Carryover List…there are a few of your favorite items that are currently sold out and unavailable that will be back!!  The Moose Punch, Feels Like Frost DSP and Brightly Gleaming DSP (plus a few more goodies!) will all be back in the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  Woohoo!!!  The returning items that will be available again in the 2020 Holiday Catalog are marked with a (*).

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun shopping!!

December Paper Pumpkin = This is the ONE! & Some Sneak Peeks of New Products!

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When looking for the right sentiments to share with special friends, it’s nice to have choices. That’s why Paper Pumpkin is delivering “Something for Everything” in the month of December. This smartly designed, versatile kit includes a 13-sentiment stamp set—giving you tons of ways to let loved ones know you care! Plus, you’ll get supplies to create 12 beautiful, full-sized cards and coordinating envelopes!

HERE is the link!  Go HERE before December 10 to get your kit!  When you subscribe with your credit card, your shipping is FREE!  Skip a month, or cancel anytime — you control your account.  Where else will you get a monthly surprise kit with EVERYTHING you need to create fun, seasonal craft projects, all in a darling, bright orange box??

Below are a few of the products that were revealed at the recent OnStage events around the world.  Stampin’ Up! has knocked it out of the park with the Spring Occasions catalog, coming soon to your door if you’re a customer of mine!  Much more to come, but here are a few peeks!

My meadow

Timeless Tulips

Under my Umbrella

Poppies

Breathtaking Bouquet

Label me Fancy Punch

Pink Ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza – November 20-22!!!

Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

  • Neutrals Collection
  • Regals Collection
  • 2018–2020 In Colors
  • 2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

  • 8 bundles
  • Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • 2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

Online Extravaganza Details:

  • Dates:  November 20–22, 2019
  • Order Deadline:  November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion!
  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only.
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions.
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives.

Click the image below to open up the full size flyer with all of the discounted items and the pricing.

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Let me know if you have any questions.  Get ready to shop November 20-22!

Pals Blog Hop: All Layered Up!

Pals NovemberWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Layer It Up”  – showcasing our favorite Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  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.

I am thoroughly enjoying the gorgeous holiday Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! this year, some in non-traditional colors, but I must confess — I LOVE the combination of Kraft paper, Real Red, and Whisper White — it says “Christmas” to me!  I decided to create a fun gift box using the SU! Kraft Pillow Boxes (available in the annual catalog) and lots of luscious layers, in these Christmas-y colors.

 

Kraft Pillow Box - Table Top - Let It Snow DSP - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I adhered two small strips of Sparkle Glimmer Paper to the back of a panel of “Let It Snow” Specialty Designer Series Paper, the one with the stripes.  (The small strips of glimmer paper work great instead of a large panel if you want to save your ‘pretty paper!’)   I wanted a striped pattern to contrast with the dots…and it may be a little more interesting than a solid panel of card stock.

Kraft Pillow Box 3 - Merry Moose - Christmas Layers D

I then cut out two sets of snowflakes from the Christmas Layers Dies, one from a scrap of Shimmery White card stock, and one from Red Glimmer paper.  WOW — can you say ‘all year long?’ These dies are going to be so fun and versatile, and not just for winter!

Christmas layers dies

I cut some of the snowflakes apart and then layered them on top of each other to mix the red and white together.  I adhered these to the background layers.  I stamped a sentiment from the “Merry Moose” stamp set onto a 3/4″ rectangle scrap of Shimmery White card stock in Real Red Ink.  I then punched both ends with the Triple Banner Punch and popped it onto the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This stamp set couldn’t be any cuter — have you seen it?

Merry Moose

 

I accented with more embellishments, including Snowflake Sequins and Basic Pearl Jewels.  Lastly I wrapped around a length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tied a bow.  Lots of layering adds to the fun of this gift box.

The opening - Kraft Pillow box - Merry Moose - Let it Snow - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Just think of the possibilities for a box like this, and how well it will fit into your holiday gift giving!  The list of products used in this project can be found at the end of this blog post.

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, December 11th, for our Retirement Fun Fold Party when our Design Team showcase projects using retiring products from the Holiday Catalog with a fun fold card. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  19. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  20. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  21. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  22. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

 

Product List

Product Spotlight: ‘Let It Snow’ Bundle

Welcome to my Up North Stampin’ Product Spotlight!  Today’s post offers an in-depth look at the Let it Snow Suite from pages 18-21 of the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!

 

Let it snow suite

The Let It Snow Suite Bundle | Item# 153386 | $132.75,  gives you a coordinating selection of products available to purchase with one simple item number.  It includes TWO stamp sets and tool bundles at 10% off, plus one each of the other items listed below. Add ink, card stock, and adhesive to complete your project.

The Let It Snow Suite Bundle includes:
* Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Snowman Builder Punch (10% off)
* Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies (10% off)
* Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder
* Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Real Red Glimmer Paper
* Real Red 1/8″ (3.2 mm) Curly Ribbon
* Snowfall Accents Puff Paint
* Let It Snow Embellishment Kit

Of course, all of the products in the “Let it Snow” Suite can be purchased separately.  Click on any product below to go shopping with me!