Who Needs Catalogs?

Mr. Brown came to my house today.  

 

                                               

Those boxes are mostly catalogs.  I did get one box with new cardstock, ink pads, markers, pretty papers, and a few stamp sets.    

Do you need a free new catalog?

Request one today!  Click on the link above or here.  I am happy to mail out a catalog to anyone who requests one.  And if you don't currently have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours!

Paper Pumpkin Special Ending

The 50% off special on Paper Pumpkin is ending on the 10th.  If you would like to try Paper Pumpkin (and the kits have been really fantastic lately!), you need to subscribe by the end of day on Thursday, May 10.  

Subscribe here and you will save 50% on your May and June kits.  Use the Promo Code (SAVEFIFTY0418) to get the reduced rateAfter you've received your two kits, you can then cancel if you don't like them.  Now, that's a great deal!  You'll get exclusive stamp sets, ink spots, a clear block in your first kit, and all you need to put your kit together.   They are designed to be put together in about 30 minutes or so and take up very little space.  There are always extra pieces in your kits, so you can make alternatives using some of your own craft supplies if you'd like.  They even list on the directions what color cardstock coordinates with the kit!

I have a Pinterest board with alternatives, Paper Pumpkin has a Pinterest Board, and there is a fabulous Facebook group (Paper Pumpkin Fan Club) where people share what they've made with their kits and loads of alternative ideas.

I am going to the beach for the month of June and I have a few kits I haven't made yet, so I am taking them with me to work on them.  They will be quick and easy things I can do so I don't have to totally give up crafting while I am away.  

 

NEW! Discounted up to 50% Off on Some Retiring Products

Stampin' Up! announced today that they are reducing the price of some retiring products up to 50%!  YAY!  I love to buy quality craft products at a discount!

 

                                        

You can view the PDF of the products.  Here is a photo of the items as well

  

Here are some quick links to all the retired products and you will be able to see those that are discounted:

Stamps:

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/products/100501/retiring-stamps?dbwsdemoid=2141057

Bundles:

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/products/100502/retiring-bundles?dbwsdemoid=2141057

Everything Else:

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/products/100503/everything-else?dbwsdemoid=2141057

Items are selling out really fast so don't delay if you want any of these products!

AND Stampin' Up! has turned back on ordering for the complete set of Blends!  (Even though it will say it is retiring, that is because the complete set will not be available to order and Pink Pirouette is in this bundle and is retiring).  This set is $121.50 and I have to say I absolutely love coloring with mine! Just click on the photo to be taken to the ordering page so you can see what is available!

 

                                            

New In Colors Available NOW

You can now purchase the new In Color stamp sets now before the catalog goes live in June.  You can purchase them in a bundle and save 10%!  Aren't they gorgeous?                            

Also available now is the Share What You Love Suite.    You can view the video that Stampin' Up! has put out and see the pdf.

You can purchase a variety of bundles, save and receive FREE items in each bundle.  These bundles will not be available in the new catalog so you should get them while you can.  To purchase these items you can go to my store  here

I have created some thank you cards (as well as other cards), using this suite,  to mail out to my customers who have ordered this past month.  Here are two of those cards

You can't see from the photos but this designer paper is gorgeous with pearlized accents.  I love this paper and the fact that Stampin' Up! doubled the size of the paper pack (24 12x12 sheets).  I will be making a lot of cards out of this paper and it is a heavy weight paper so could easily make 3-D items as well!

I will be closing out my April host code tomorrow night so if you are placing an order today or tomorrow, please use the host code HY7EQVS3 if your order is below $150 and I'll enter you to win host prizes from me.

Tomorrow, demonstrators will be able to Preorder some items from the new catalog

If you are interested in getting items early, grab a Starter kit tomorrow and fill it with new products from the new catalog!  You can choose $125 worth of products for just $99 (plus tax, shipping is FREE).  Stampin' Up! will also send you free catalogs, a Paper Pumpkin kit and other business materials.  You will then receive 20% off all future orders.  You don't have to do anything else!  No further obligation and you'll receive your discount until the end of September.  Of course, if you want to continue past that time, you certainly can.  I'd love to have you on my team!  

Statement of My Heart

Stampin' Up has always had the Statement of the Heart but they have now updated it and it is the Statement of My Heart.  In the Share What You Love Suite (available now to demonstrators and to everyone beginning May 1), there is a new stamp showcasing this new statement.  I wanted to showcase this stamp and create a decor item for my craft room.  Here is that framed piece:

I found this frame at Hobby Lobby and thought it would match the Designer Series Paper in the Suite.  I chose a background of MInt Macaron (yay!  It's coming back in the new catalog) layered over Tranquil Tide.  The lacy oval is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  This laser-cut paper is  gorgeous and very delicate.  You get 8 sheets of paper in 2 different designs and one design is a sheet with 6 different patterns that can be cut out for card fronts--easy peasy!  NOTE:  This Laser-Cut paper will not be available until June 2 when the catalog goes live.

 

I stamped the Statement onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then layered the lacy oval on top.  I colored in the heart using ink from the top of my Rich Razzleberry ink pad.

All of the flowers surrounding my piece are fussy cut from different sheets of paper in the Share What You Love DSP (this paper is more expensive but is a heavier weight and comes with 24 sheets of 12 x 12 paper instead of the usual 12).  There are loads of pearlized accents on this paper!  This year is the 30th anniversary of Stampin' Up! and the gift for 30 years is pearls!  So there are a lot of pearl accents, colored pearls and more in the new catalog.  

Beginning May 1 (that's this Tuesday!) you will be able to purchase several bundles showcasing the Share What You Love Suite.  Each bundle comes with something free!  

Here is a video showcasing these bundles

The Just Getting Started Bundle includes: Love What You Do Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Grapefruit Grove Stampin' Pad, Old Olive Stampin' pad, clear block "E" and the FREE item is Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes.  Cost is $57, value of $64 (item # 149524)  

The A Little More, Please Bundle includes the Love What You Do Stamp Set, the Make a Difference Stamp Set (this is an alphabet/word stamp set, which has script letters as well as block letters that can be put together to create words plus there are several sayings in the set),  Very Vanilla cardstock, Share What You Love Cardstock pack (grapefruit grove, mint macaron, old olive, rich razzleberry), pearlized doilies, Grapefruit Grove stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, Artisan colored pearls, and FREE are the very vanilla medium envelopes and the Share What You Love embellishment kit (labels, baker's twine, metal flowers, small paperclips in a beautiful box). Cost is $91.50, value of $109.50 (item # 149525)

The Gotta Have It All Bundle includes the Love What You Do Stamp Set, Make a Difference Stamp Set, Very Vanilla cardstock, Share What You Love cardstock pack, pearlized doilies, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Grapefruit Grove Stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, artisan colored pearls, Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, and FREE:  Statement of My Heart single stamp, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes and Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.  Cost is $127.50, value of $157.50 (item # 149526)

The Pearlized Doilies are a pearlized white on one side and plain on the back.  I have sponged color on the back side to use on cards needing some color so they are very versatile.

To get the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Paper you have to purchase the Gotta Have It All Bundle.  Otherwise, you'll have to wait until June 2, when the new catalog goes live.  And the Statement of My Heart Stamp will not be available except in this bundle.  Once the ordering period (May 1-31) is over, this stamp will not be available.

In a hurry to get those new In Color stamp pads?  You can preorder them now before the catalog goes live on June !  You can purchase the 5 new In Color ink pads in a bundle for $33.75 and save 10%!

Check back in a day or two and I'll be sharing the thank you cards I am sending out to my customers for their orders this past month.  They will all be featuring this gorgeous paper.

This month's host code HY7EQVS3 will be ending and I will close out the order on May 2.  If you place an order of below $150 and use this host code, you will be entered to win a new Grapefuit Grove stamp pad (if you order one of the above bundles and will already be getting the ink pad, I will send you something else of greater value).

                   

 

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Bubble Over/Mixed Drinks Card

I participated in a Masculine card swap and I immediately thought of beer (I don't drink it but my boys love it).  I also wanted to use retiring stamps (the Mixed Drinks) and new ones (Bubble Over).  Right now you can get the Bubble Over Bundle and save 10%.  Once the Occasions catalog ends, you won't be able to purchase them as a bundle so that savings goes away.

The Mixed Drinks stamp set is guaranteed to be available until mid-May so if you are interested in it, you should make your purchase before it goes away!

All the details and printable instructions are available here.  If I had thought about it, I would have used raindrops as the beer pouring into the glass rather than the circles.  Oh, well!

Paper Pumpkin is available at 50% off your first two months if you subscribe before May 10.  Use promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 when you subscribe.

As a subscriber, you are eligible to purchase past kits, if available.  Some are sold as refill kits which do NOT have the stamp set or ink spot in them.  BUT I purchase 2 kits each month so have some extras.  If you purchase a refill kit and need the stamp set, contact me and I'll help if I can.

Use the host code HY7EQVS3 if you place an order that is below $150 and I will enter you to win host prizes from me. This month I am gifting one of the new In Color stamp pads (Grapefruit Grove) and perhaps more.  I do have some Sale-a-Bration stamp sets to give out as well.

Quick and Easy Birthday Cards

Do you send out birthday cards?  Want a way to make a bunch quick and easy?  Well, the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper makes it super easy!  This paper was featured in the Occasions catalog and is currently retiring.  I made 7 cards in just a flash and didn't come close to using all the paper.  There are several designs I didn't use (although I have plans to make even more!).   This is some really beautiful paper with 48 6 x 6 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided paper.  One side has photographic images, and the other has graphic images.  This paper makes it sooo easy to create quick and easy cards!  You can cut it up and make as many as 4 cards from one single sheet or simply cover a card front and use the scraps on another card!

Here are the individual cards:

                   

             

Some of these cards were the ones we made at my class this past weekend.  We can all use some quick and easy cards when free time is so hard to come by.  

I'm not including instructions as I think they are pretty self-explanatory but if you have any questions, just ask!

 

Happy Stamping!

 

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Floral Statements OnStage Atlanta Swap Card

This is the 4th in my series of OnStage Atlanta swap cards that I made.  This card uses the Floral Statements stamp set.

I wanted a rose that mimicked a rose that grows in my garden--yellow with pinkish, coral accents.  Using my Blends I was able to duplicate that look!  The embossing folder makes a 3-D look and is gorgeous!

All the details and printable instructions are available here

Here are the previous cards in this series:

     

REMINDER:  Many of the items in the Last Chance (Retiring) store and the Clearance Rack are either sold out or with very limited supplies left.  Order now if you truly want any of these products.

 

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