Pressed Petal Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Hi, friends! I hope your Fourth of July holiday was spectacular!

If you haven’t seen the Pressed Petal Suite yet, you need to check this out! Gorgeous pressed flowers that are so realistic, they look like they are just lying on top of your papers! See the inspiration behind this suite as well as some details on other products in the suite. You can create some truly one-of-a-kind feminine cards and gifts from this!

Watch this delightful video!

I’d love to be your demonstrator! To start shopping with me, click HERE!

Also, 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

Welcome to the Team with a Scalloped Notecard!

We recently found out that one of our teacher colleagues is leaving to teach at a different school, which is bad for us, GREAT for her new school.  She’s got a teacher’s heart, and we’ll miss her.  Here is the card I’m sending her:

Scalloped Notecards - Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Welcome to the Team - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I used a new stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Welcome to the Team.  Here are the stamps you get in the set:

Welcome to the Team

Aren’t they awesome?  So many different work situations that you can cover in one stamp set!  I started out with a card base from the Scalloped Notecards.  You get four different colors of these cute note cards with scalloped envelopes.

Scalloped notecard

I then stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and then punched it out with the new Timeless Tag punch.  I then stamped two petal stamps onto the new Perennial Essence Vellum card stock in white ink.  The ink needs to dry before you can handle it, but I do like how quick and easy it is, and it looks like you heat embossed it.

Welcome to the Team - Perennial Essence Bundle - Timeless Label Punch - Gold Faceted Gems - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'.jpeg

 

I adhered the two vellum petals together with glue dots and attached a Gold Faceted Dots.  I then adhered a couple of cute wooden butterflies to the card and used a little gold sequin trim that I had in my ‘stash.’  I like the sparkle it adds. All the products I used are found below.  Click on any of them to start shopping with me!

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Check Out These AMAZING July Specials & July Host Code!

07.01.19_BONUS-DAYS_DEMO_SHAREABLE-1_ENSummer 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.

Also, 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

Extra Extra Twice as nice promo
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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How Do You Share a Smile? And the Special July Paper Pumpkin!

So I recently finished my June Paper Pumpkin Kit, and wanted to share with you our challenge from Stampin’ Up — to SHARE a SMILE with one of these delightful little cards.  We received ingredients to make SIXTEEN of these, with lots of extra fun embellishments left over for more creativity!

The stamps in this kit are so cute – just right for thanking all those people in your life who do things for us — the cashier, the bus driver, the mail carrier, the carry-out person at the grocery store — you name it!  These small enclosure cards came with darling envelopes, and even a little carrying case for my purse so I can quickly hand one to the next helpful person I meet!

June PP

Look at all the ingredients!

PP June ingredients

And here are some alternate projects Stampin’ Up! posted.  Fun, Fun!

June PP Alternates 1

So what’s up for the July Paper Pumpkin?  Something very exciting!

pp july flyer

Providing an easy path to creativity is what Paper Pumpkin does best. And we’re always thinking about ways to improve.  Sometimes we kick things up a notch to maximize a kit’s potential. After all, everyone wants to make as many cute things as possible with their super-fun Paper Pumpkin kit. Right? That goes without saying!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit.  This threefold coordination gives you the opportunity to expand your creative experience from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up! And the best part is that the coordination focuses on the most current products Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

July Kit + 3 Coordinating Suites (below) = SO many fun projects! 

Here are the coordinating bundles!  Click on these gorgeous PDF’s to see more!

Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14 (US | CA)

Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41 (US | CA)

Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145 (US | CA)

What does this mean for you?

You can expand your creative possibilities with a coordinating Paper Pumpkin kit. You can . . .

  • Step up your projects.
  • Discover new ways to use your July kit.
  • Get even more variety with their cards and alternate projects; plus, you’ll get new ideas to spark creativity.

Remember, you don’t HAVE to own any of the coordinating products.  You can just enjoy your July Paper Pumpkin like I do — AS IS!

We don’t know everything about each month’s kit, as it’s a fun surprise.  HOWEVER, we DO know that this month’s kit:

– Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs) that include a nautical theme. (Do you want to make awesome masculine cards? This kit is for you!)

– Coordinates with THREE suites in the new annual catalog. Mix and match with the Come Sail Away, Garden Lane, and Woven Thread suites and you’ll have projects for days. Long summer days, that is!

– Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

Go HERE to order — remember you can Unsubscribe any time, or SKIP or SUSPEND.  No risk!!

 

 

Perennially Romantic!

This new bundle by Stampin’ Up! called Perennial Essence is, indeed, the ESSENCE of ROMANCE!  Check out the gorgeous products in this suite bundle!

Perennial Essence Suite Bundle

And here’s my project!

Floral Essence Bundle - Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper- Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Isn’t that Designer Series Paper scrumptious?  Each paper is more beautiful than the next.  I put a panel of the DSP onto a Blackberry Bliss card base.  I then stamped six (two for each flower) petal stamps in white craft ink directly onto the beautiful colored vellum cardstock.  I set them aside to dry.  I punched out three leaves from the green vellum cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  Love this punch!

Perennial Essence Bundle - Close up - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I then made a banner with Petal Pink cardstock and Meadow Moss ink using one of the sentiment stamps from the stamp set.  Once the flowers were dry, I punched them out with the Perennial Flower Punch.  I assembled the flowers (two per flower) with glue dots, off-setting the petals to make a full flower.  I placed them onto the card panel, placed my leaves underneath, and then popped some Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins onto each flower center.  They’re so so pretty!   I tied a bow with the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and adhered it with a glue dot.  (Don’t you just love glue dots?  I use them ALL the time!) And there’s my card.  All the products I used are found at the end of this post.  Just click on an item to start shopping with me!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack HERE!  Lots of Christmas stamp sets were just placed on the rack, at great sale prices!

Remember, if you make an online order of $50 or more (total before tax and shipping) you will receive a free set of Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from me!

YOU MUST ADD the JUNE HOST CODE: KCK4JPUT

on the SHOPPING BAG page at the bottom left of the page of your online order!

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Leaf Punch

$16.00

Patriotic Daisies!

I can’t believe July 4th is right around the corner! What happened to June? A big thank you to Jennie Portonova for the inspiration of her patriotic daisy card!  What fun to use the new Medium Daisy Punch for this project that gives thanks to all military families, past and present!

Medium Daisy Punch - A Big Thank you - In Color 2018-20 Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started with a notecard-sized card (7″ x 5″, folded at 3 1/2″) using Night of Navy card stock.  I used a panel of the 2018-20 In Colors Designer Series paper for the bottom of the card, and then started stamping daisies on Whisper White Card Stock:  two in Night of Navy ink and two in Lovely Lipstick.

I punched out those stamped daisies, along with two from the Glimmer Paper — so sparkly!  Before adhering to the card base, I used a length of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon across the card on the edge of the DSP.  It’s hard to see, but it does add a bit of gold bling!  I used glue dots to attach one layer to the next for each daisy, and then popped them onto the card, three in a row.  I used three different buttons adhered with glue dots for the center of the daisies.

Close Up Medium Daisy Punch - A Big Thank you - In Color 2018-20 Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' copy

The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink on a scrap from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits, but any punched shape would do, depending on your sentiment.  This one had a gold border that I liked.  I then popped on three Real Red Rhinestone jewels.

And there you have it!  All the products I used for this project can be found at the bottom of this page. Just click and start shopping with me!  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack HERE!  Lots of Christmas stamp sets were just placed on the rack, at great sale prices!

Remember, if you make an online order of $50 or more (total before tax and shipping) you will receive a free set of Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from me!

YOU MUST ADD the JUNE HOST CODE: KCK4JPUT

on the SHOPPING BAG page at the bottom left of the page of your online order!

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Stamp Sets on the Clearance Rack!

It’s an exciting day at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has put stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  They have never done this in the past, so pick up those deals while you can!  This is not a sale that you can wait on.  Many of these will be sold out very shortly!

Go HERE to start shopping the Clearance Rack!  Just Sign in at the top left before you place your order.

Here is the list of stamp sets that are on sale — some great savings!! Click on any of the images below to start shopping.  Remember, if you make an online order of $50 or more (total before tax and shipping) you will receive a free set of Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from me!

YOU MUST ADD the JUNE HOST CODE: KCK4JPUT

on the SHOPPING BAG page at the bottom left of the page of your online order!  Yay!  Are you ready to shop?

Four Exciting Announcements from Stampin’ Up!

It’s an exciting day at Stampin’ Up!, so I thought I’d get right on and let you know what’s happening!  Here we go!

1.  Stampin’ Up! Trimmer Blades

Good news! We’ve received a shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (Item 126995), and this item will become available on June 27 at 11:00 am.  If you’ve been waiting to order them, set your alarm.  Limit 3 per person.

                        Shop here – stampinup.com

2.  Stamps on the Clearance Rack Tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 26, at 1:01 AM (CT), for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Here is the list of stamp sets that will be on sale (note, the clearance prices are not listed below since they have not been published yet).  I will publish them tomorrow!

 

Étiquettes Des Fêtes Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)

3.  BONUS DAYS ARE COMING!

Bonus Days are here again! During the month of July – for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed in August. How fun is that?! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August. Win! Win!

For every order you place, you will receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August. Yay!

07.01.19_SHAREABLE_EXTRAEXTRA_USBUT I’ve saved the best for last –

4.  Extra, Extra Joining Promotion!

What would saving 20% on all your purchases look like??
What would saving 20% on holiday catalog product look like???

Beginning July 1st YOU CAN BE YOUR OWN BEST CUSTOMER with our amazing summer deal.  You’ve thought about signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – July is your time to shine. Between July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 of product in your Starter Kit. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit – and Stampin’ Up! covers the shipping. How incredible is that?! 

But there’s more! You will also receive a $10 coupon code the following month to spend however you wish.

And more! Along with your purchase of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, you:

  • will earn a 20% discount on all purchases immediately after joining (and for as long as you are an active demonstrator) with the possibility to earn a bigger discount. What an awesome benefit and fun incentive!
  • have access to an amazing community of kind, talented stampers with daily inspiration.
  • have no obligation to ever sell or share with anyone and no obligation to buy another thing if you don’t want to.
  • earn my undying gratitude and respect.
 Select $155 in product for just $99 with FREE SHIPPING!!

Be ready to join here today:  stampinup.com
Start your KIT list and be ready to join my team July 1st.

So many benefits of joining July 1st besides this deal!!!

‘Time for Tags’ Host Stamp Set!

There is a sweet new stamp set that coordinates with our new Timeless Label punch, and together these two make such a fun way to create quick tags or note cards!  Look at the cute set of tags I made!

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The stamp set is called “Time for Tags,” and is a host set found toward the back of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Look at the fun designs:

Time for Tags

And here’s the punch that coordinates so beautifully!

timeless label punch

This is a punch you will reach for over and over again!  I stamped the designs on Whisper White card stock and then punched each one out with the Timeless Label punch.  I used two-inch panels of card stock in coordinating colors and used the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch to trip the top of each tag.  I used coordinating ink to stamp the background messages on each tag.  They’re so fun!

Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop those cute stamped images and decorated each tag with various colors of ribbon and baker’s twines, a great way to use up old ribbon and twine!

The Time For Tags set is so awesome, and can be purchased when you make an order or have a workshop that equals $150 or more.  Notice the great price!! Click on any of the wonderful products below to start shopping with me.

June ORDERING BONUS:  Receive a new set of Pretty Peacock Adhesive Jewels FREE  with your order of $50 or more if you use this code in your online order:  KCK4JPUT

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Glue Dots

$5.25

June Pals Blog Hop: Anything with Wings!

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Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings!” 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.

My project is a summer sampler, and I ended up using more than one winged creature, including butterflies and a variety of birds!

Summer Sampler 2019 Real - Mary Hanson - Bird Ballad - Mosaic Mood - Colorful Seasons - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The sampler is 9 x 9″.  I used the measurements given to me by Audra Monk the ‘Queen of the Samplers!’  Her blog site can be found HERE.   Below is a list of basic measurements.  I have also included a list of products used at the end of this blog.

Whisper White:  9 x 9″,  Calypso Coral:  8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, Crumb Cake:  8 1/4 x 8 1/4″

Small Squares:  2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″  and 2 3/8″ x 2 38″

Rectangles:  2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″  and 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″

You can choose to layer any color of card stock or patterned paper.  There’s no right or wrong way to create a sampler!  Let’s take a look at each corner.

Summer Sampler 2019 #4 - Botanical Butterfly - Mood Mosaic - Bird Ballad - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The hummingbird was cut from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper, and the vellum flowers were created from the Perennial Essence bundle using the Perennial Essence Vellum card stock. The vellum leaves were from a Paper Pumpkin kit — I just had to use them because they were so cute!  Don’t forget about the Perennial Essence Flower Centers!  They really finish it off.

Summer Sampler 2019 #3 - Botanical Butterfly - Mood Mosaic - Bird Ballad - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The butterflies were punched out using the Butterfly Duo Punch.  I cut out a section of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty paper and adhered it to the left bottom panel.  I then cut out two butterflies from the Mosaic Mood paper to add a finishing touch.

Summer Sampler 2019 #2 - Botanical Butterfly - Mood Mosaic - Bird Ballad - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow and cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies.  I punched the bird from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  How easy, and it looks like I’m an expert ‘artist!’  Behind the circle, I arranged a bit of Old Olive thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack.   I stamped the birds in Memento ink and then colored them in with the Stampin’ Blends.  I also stamped three flowers and ‘fussy cut’ them, adhering them around the bird.  I attached a bow with glue dots.  A few rhinestone embellishments around the sampler, and I was done!

Summer Sampler 2019 - Framed - Botanical Butterfly - Mood Mosaic - Bird Ballad - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I ordered the 9 x 9″ white shadowbox frame from Ikea, in case you’re interested! Samplers are a blast to create, and I would encourage you to try one.

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, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!   

Pals Blog Hop Line-up

 

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