Friday, August 09, 2013

Texas Tax Free Holidy Week-End Buys & a Banner VideoTutorial

  • Easy Holiday Banners "How-to..." video
  • Buy stamping supplies during Texas Tax Free Holiday - Aug 9-11
  • Visit the Clearance rack for great values
Love, love, love the banner kits in the new Holiday Catalog

This was so fun to make, using the new kits.  And I have so many supplies left over from the kits, I'll be able to make several more.  The die cuts are covered with fancy Black glitter.  The photo doesn't do this banner justice.  I can't wait to do one for the Christmas holidays.

Stamps: None (Kits- Bad, Skull and spider die cuts from the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit(132698).  Striped, polka dot and chevron backgrounds from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507)) from the Holiday Mini Catalog
Paper:   Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie with dots Paper Elements from the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit and the 3 die cuts from the same kit.
Inks:  Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Basic Black
Accessories:  Sponge Daubers (102892) (probably my favorite product every.  Sponge Daubers hooked me on paper crafting!) Designer Rosette Bigz XL (125594) Die -- can't live without this great die!!  Big Shot Die Cut Machine.  The twine is from the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory kit.  Hot glue gun and Stampin' Dimensions. 

To place an order for any of these items:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store
To download your free copy of the Holiday Mini catalog, click here!

Here's a photo from the boards at Convention showing some of the elements from the two kits used to make the "Spooky" banner.  And, if you want to make even more banners with your stencils, you can buy a refill of 18 blank canvas (5 X 7") and 9' of jute twine  (132699) 

Take a look at the video below that walks you through making a banner using the kit and the Halloween accessory kit.  I made mine in about an hour including cleanup!  Lay your stencils on paper towels and just spray Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner after using sponge daubers to color your blank canvas pennants.

Tax Free Weekend in Texas -- starts today

The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $100 per item from Aug 9-11, 2013.  Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax - free during the holiday period.  If you're from Texas, you must place your order through my Stampin' Up! Store during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.  This is a great time to order Stampin' Write Markers, individually or in the color family packs.  I always buy more Tombow glue and White Gel pens to have on hand for fall and holiday projects!  Make sure to order right now before this offer expires.

Here are the Stampin' Up! items you can order this week end tax free in Texas.

  • 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
  • Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
  • Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
  • Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
  • Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
  • Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
  • Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
  • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
  • Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
  • Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
  • Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
  • Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
  • 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
  • Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034) $28.95

Well, I'm headed off to place my tax free order before I forget.  It's my opportunity to stock up on many of the staples I use all year long.   Place your order at my Stampin' Up! Store, today!

Clearance Rack items offer great values

Don't miss new clearance rack items


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:


Friday, August 02, 2013

Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is now live!

  • Get festive with the new 2013 Holiday Catalog - bags & tags
  • Holiday Banners kits & Tags and Packaging
  • Best of Halloween Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • New Framelit video - "how to..." 

It's finally here!  The 2013 Holiday Catalog is now live and you can begin placing orders for new kits, stamps and framelits to start your fall and holiday projects.

To download your free copy, click here!

Check out these Halloween and Christmas banners.  The new kits in the Holiday Mini catalog offer plenty of variety and versatility. 


I also love the Tags and packaging.  You can see how easy it is to stamp these new muslin bags.  Great for gift cards or treats.  Order a bunch today before they go on back order.  The boxes are equally cute and can be decorated in so many ways! Click for a larger image, or download the catalog.   Before you buy, look for the "Bundles" link and take advantage of savings when you purchase stamp sets and matching punches together, stamps and matching dies together, or muslin bags and the Morning post clear mount stamps together.

Like these ideas?  Pin them to your Pinterest board for easy reference.  Hover over the photos until the "P" appears.

To place an order for any of these new items:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

"Best of..." Halloween Stamps

Each month during Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary, SU is releasing "the best of" stamp sets.  I'm so glad they are offering  these stamps.  I love the haunted tree with the owl.  I was so sad when it retired.  And now its back!  This is the August Best of 25 Years stamp set and it includes some of your favorite Halloween stamps from the past quarter century from Stampin' Up!    Order this clear-Mount Stamp set today for US$14.95.  Item Number 134381

Check out this Thinlits Card Dies video to see the versatility of these new dies offered from Stampin' Up!

For a closer look at the Circle Card Thinlits Die and the Label card Thinlit Die, visit my Stampin' Up! 24/7 Store.


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends: