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Paper Pumpkin One Day Deal!

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If you’ve ever thought of trying Paper Pumpkin, now is the perfect time to do it! Sign up for Paper Pumpkin now and get your first kit for only $7 CAD!

This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).  It’s a one day deal…technically it’s just shy of 31 hours—a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink!

Details:

  • The price of the kit $7 CAD), shipping included!
  • Use promo code “ONEDAYDEAL”.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $26.95 CAD.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • For more information, read the FAQs.

Visit the Stampin’ Up! Pinterest boards to see past kits and tons of inspiration!

Last Chance Lists Are Here!

The Last Chance Lists of stamp sets, accessories and Decor Elements are here.  It’s a big deal this year because so many things are changing when the new Idea Book & Catalogue comes out!

If you want any cardstock, ink pads or markers for any of the retiring colours, you need to act fast.  These are only available while supplies last!  Check the list…if something is out of stock but you really want it, let me know.  I will do my best to hunt it down for you.

Please note in the accessories Last Chance List that some things that are retiring are actually “being reconfigured”.  This refers to bundles like markers, buttons, etc., that are being reconfigured because of the Colour Renovation.  Most of the punches are listed as “being reconfigured”.  I’m not sure, but this may just mean that they will now only be available in the new punch style.  I’m going to find out for you.

The accessories that are really retiring will be going fast, so if there’s something you want, order it now!

After June 30th these items will no longer be available – so take a couple minutes and check out what old favourites are going to be retiring.

Available for the month of June only

While supplies last and some items are up to 50% off…these will go fast!

All of the retiring Decor Elements are 20% off

The fastest way to order these items is to order through my online store by clicking HERE. The Accessories will move particularly fast and are likely to run out quickly – some are even on sale!

Make sure you order ASAP before they run out!

A Thank You Card Awash With Flowers

I am really loving this set!  It makes it super easy to make a beautiful card that looks like it took hours to make.  Especially with the clear mount option!

I had to make a thank you card, and I hadn’t had a chance to ink this set up so I thought it would be perfect.  The friend that I was making the card for loves the Cottage Wall DSP, so I started with that.  I also had to use the new Square Lattice embossing folder in the Summer Mini because it’s just gorgeous.

I used my BigShot to cut the scallop circle and the Circle Scissors Plus to cut the circle of Whisper White.  Then I stamped my flowers.

I normally take my photos with natural light in front of a window, but these were taken at my sister-in-law’s house at night, and my camera just didn’t get the colours right….so you’ll have to take that into account when looking at these pictures.

Tip: I stamped a couple of flowers on sticky notes and cut them out to mask off some of the flowers I had already stamped.  This allowed me to stamp flowers in the background without stamping on top of the flowers I had stamped first.

Recipe:

Stamp Sets – Awash with Flowers, Matchbox Messages
Inks – Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories – Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, BigShot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Circles #2 die, Circle Scissors Plus, Rich Razzleberry 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges

It’s a Colour Renovation!!!!

I am SO excited about the news I’m about to tell you!  Stampin’ Up! is planning a Colour Renovation, and it’s HUGE!!!

The changes are drastic, but good.  A lot of colours are retiring….30 to be exact.  Yup, that’s right!  Thirty colours will be gone when this catalogue ends!  But you have plenty of time to stock up before they are gone forever.

The colour families we know and love will be gone, to be replaced by new Colour Collections.  Starting July 1st we will have the Brights Collection, Neutrals Collection, Regal Collection and Subtle Collection.  These collections will include colours that are carrying over from the current families (although they will be shuffled around), as well as 10 RETURNING IN COLOURS (Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, River Rock and Wild Wasabi) and 5 BRAND NEW COLOURS!!!  AND Kraft will be renamed Crumb Cake, and there will be an INK PAD! I have been wishing for a Kraft ink pad for so long!!!!  Okay….go check out the new Colour Collections below!!!  What do you think?

I know I will miss the retiring colours, but the new collection is so fresh….I can’t wait till the new Idea Book & Catalogue comes out!  Remember, this Colour Renovation won’t take effect until July 1st, so the retiring colours will still be around till then!

So, what are your feelings on this upcoming change?  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Two-Step into Spring Promotion

Stampin’ Up!’s Two-Step Stampin’ sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin’ set–or get it FREE when you host a $460 workshop!

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount; set of 18) $52.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount; set of 18) $36.95

Plus, get 20 percent off a selection of perfectly springy Two-Step Stampin’ sets from our current catalogue:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $34.95 $27.96
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $32.95 $26.36
111578 101 Flower Fancy $48.95 $39.16
113258 112 Trendy Trees $23.95 $19.16

Contact me today to schedule a workshop or order your Two-Step Stampin’ sets.  See the Two-Steps into Spring flyer for more information.

Vintage Vogue Friend

Vintage Vogue is one of my absolute favourite stamp sets right now, and when I first saw the Occasions Mini catalogue, I knew I had to have it.

My latest card made with this stamp set also includes a new technique I just learned.  It’s called “Paper Lace” (Tana Conley is the originator of this technique), and it’s so easy and gives a great vintage look.  Believe it or not, but the fringe (or paper lace) is made using the Medallion stamp and the paper crimper!

I stamped the Medallion in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut the Medallion out, and then cut a notch out on one side so that I could fit the 1¾” Circle Punch to punch out the centre.  That left me with a C-shaped Medallion.  Then I ran it through the crimper over and over in different directions to break the fibers of the cardstock and soften it.  This allowed me to pleat it and create the paper lace effect.  It’s that simple.  I’ll try and take some pictures the next time I do it and make a tutorial for you.

I used Sticky Strip to hold the pleats in place, and then used some Soft Suede ribbon (I used the side without polka-dots because I thought it would make it too busy) to hide the top of the paper lace where it’s adhered to the card.

Oh, and don’t forget to stamp your envelopes!  Stampin’ Up! makes the BEST envelopes…the paper they are made with make them so nice to stamp on.  The colours turn out so rich, like you’re stamping on Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock!  Stamping on your envelopes is an easy way to make an extra “wow”!

Have a great day!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets – Vintage Vogue, Medallion
Inks – Soft Suede, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock – Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Accessories – 1¾” Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Soft Suede 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Paper Crimper, Vintage Brads (Antique Brass) Stampin’ Dimensionals, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, Stampin’ Sponges

Clear Mount Stamps

When I found out Stampin’ Up! was going to start carrying Clear Mount stamps (the same rubber, but they cling to acrylic blocks instead of being glued to wood blocks), I was so excited! I have loved this idea for a while, and even thought of changing my stamps over to cling mount.

I’ve been using the Clear Mount stamps for a couple of months now, and I’m definitely in love! They are so easy to use, and I can see where I’m stamping. Now I only bring out my Stamp-a-ma-Jig if I need absolutely precised placement, which isn’t often.

Stampin’ Up! has made a video to showcase these new stamps. Take a look to learn more!

Have a great day!