Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Treats and Christmas Gift Packaging

  • Stampin' Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes for Christmas Treats
  • Snowflake Snowfall Dies create lovely snowflakes
  • Not too early to order your Paper Pumpkin kit for Valentines

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pillow Box Treats 


We're all really busy this time of year, sending cards, shopping for gifts, exchanging treats and gift cards with your hair dresser, your postman and your neighbors.  Rather than just handing someone a unadorned gift card or a plain  candy treat, why not make it extra special by packaging it in a small pillow box decorated for the season? Use the fun Kraft Pillow Boxes from the  paper & Packaging page from the Stampin' Up! catalog -- page 192-193 --and embellish with your favorites from your Holiday catalog purchases.    



I decorated my small pillow boxes with the largest snowflake from the Snowflake Snowfall Thinlits Dies in Whisper White, created a bow with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, and stamped a Merry Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler from the Timeless Tidings Stamp set.  The card today uses a Crumb Cake cardstock base.  Then a layer of Powder Pink.  And then a layer of the All My Love Designer Series Paper.  The pillow boxes hold two Ferrero Rocher candies.  It perfect for a gift card and a couple of candy treats.    



I die cut the snowflakes out of Whisper White and added a couple of dimensionals to the back and added it to the front of the folded pillow box with the two candies inside.  Then I added the stamped sentiment with a mini glue dot to the snowflake.  I tied the Polka Dot Tulle bow three time to give it a fun, puffy look.  I looped the ties ribbon around the Kraft Pillow Box and hid the ends under the bow, attached to the top of the snowflake using mini glue dots.     

A quick Christmas Gift Packaging using the Kraft Pillow Boxes,
Snowflake Die Cuts and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon



Image how a tray full of these cute treat boxes would look on your desdert table.  Or take a tray of these treats for your co-workers or gifts for your busy postal workers, UPS drivers or Amazon delivery people.




I'm buying more of these pillow boxes with my next order so I can do a similar version with hearts for Valentine treat for my exercise group and others I want to remember.

Recipe

  • Stamps: Timeless Tidings (sentiment)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper:  Kraft Pillow Boxes, Whisper White
  • Accessories:   5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Kraft Pillow Boxes (137018)  Dimensional, Mini Dimensional, Mini Glue Dots 



Year-End Closeouts continue until January 2, 2019



Need a list of the  Holiday Catalog items that will carry over after January 2?  Download a pdf copy of the Holiday carryover list here.  Give special attention to the bundles in the current Holiday catalog that you're thinking about purchasing for next year.  Buy them before January 2, because the bundle price -- a 10% savings -- goes away at on January 2.  You'll still be able to purchase these carryover items after January 2, but you'll no longer get the 10% savings for purchasing them as a bundle.  

Stretch your holiday gift money by purchasing discounted merchandise now, while supplies last.   A few surplus items from the annual catalog are also included in this sale.

Additionally, you'll want to download a list of the Holiday catalog last chance list, so you can mark up your Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog for easier reference.  Here's a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout list, including which items are discounted.

 Download a .pdf of the full Year-End Closeout List
Download a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout List




Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition for Valentine's


Paper Pumpkin December kits completely sold old except for current subscribers. 

However, if you're looking for a simple solution for fitting creativity into your busy life, the January Paper Pumpkin kit has you covered.  Order the January Paper Pumpkin kit between December 11- January 10.  



You'll love the January Be Mine, Valentine Kit.  It's a treat-packaging kit with adorable critters that coordinates with the Stampin' Up! popular Animal Expedition suite on p 26-27 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog--to help you maximize the crafting possibilities.  

Your January Paper Pumpkin Kit includes:

  • 24 adorable Valentine's treat packages
  • Kit comes with a stamp set you can use over and over, an ink spot, and precut materials to make your Valentine treat packages
  • Assembly instructions included with your kit; video published also
  • Coordinating colors:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink and Pool Party
  • Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine Valentine kit.
  • Alternate Project tips published once the Paper Pumpkin kit is release with project ideas that combine the January kit with products from the coordinating Animal Expedition suite


To order Paper Pumpkin and the Animal Expedition coordinating set to get the most out of your January Paper Pumpkin kit, order here   

 

Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek at the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies

  • A Sneak Peek at the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies
  • Lovely prints from the All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition team up for Valentines

Stampin' Up! Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies 


I know, I know.  It's not even Christmas,so what am I doing showing Valentine's Cards already.  Because demonstrators can pre-order from the upcoming catalogs, I'm just too excited to wait to show you some of the new items coming your way in January from the Spring Occasions catalog.  What I'm showing today is the new All My Love Designer Series Paper, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, and the sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set.  You'll see them all in the new Occasions catalog, which will show up in your mail box towards the end of December if you're a customer of mine. If don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and you need the upcoming catalogs, just let me know.   



The card today uses a Crumb Cake cardstock base.  Then a layer of Powder Pink.  And then a layer of the All My Love Designer Series Paper.    



I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies to create the two hearts.  The one on the left is Lovely Lipstick, and the one on the right is Pink Powder.  If you look closely, you can see the stitches on the Powder Pink heart.  This die set includes 16 dies, but several of the dies cut frames only, like the Power Pink die on my card.  When you cut this heart-shaped, stitched frame, you also cut a heart from the center, meaning your die does double duty.   I haven't begun to use all of the possible heart shapes created by this wonderful die set.    




The sentiment shape is a die cut from the Lakeside Framelit Dies.  The sentiment is from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set, and the sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink.  A Red Rhinestone accents the end of the sentiment label.




The ribbon is the 3/8" Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It is so lovely in real life. The entire All My Love Suite from the new Spring Occasions catalog will create cards not only for Valentine's Day, but Weddings, Anniversaries, and any time you want to let someone you love know you are thinking about them.

Recipe

  • Stamps: Forever Lovely (sentiment)
  • Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Lovely Lipstick, All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:   Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Lakeside Framelit Dies, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon, Big Shot, Mini Dimensional 



Year-End Closeouts sale through January 2, 2019



Want to know which Holiday Catalog items will carry over after January 2?  Download a pdf copy of the Holiday carryover list here.  Pay particular attention to the bundles in the current Holiday catalog that you're thinking about purchasing for next year.  Buy them before January 2, because the bundle price -- a 10% savings -- goes away at on January 2.  You'll still be able to purchase these carryover items after January 2, but you'll no longer get the 10% savings for purchasing them as a bundle.  

You'll also want to stretch your holiday budget by purchasing discounted merchandise now, while supplies last.   A few surplus items from the annual catalog are also included in this sale.    

This is also a great time to pick up your retiring favorites from the Holiday catalog that will go away January 2.

If you're like me, in addition to a list of the Holiday catalog carryover list, you want a complete list of the retiring Holiday catalog items so you can mark up your Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog for easier reference.  Here's a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout list, including which items are discounted.

 Download a .pdf of the full Year-End Closeout List
Download a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout List




Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition for Valentine's


Paper Pumpkin December kits completely sold old except for subscribers.  However, if you're looking for a simple solution for fitting creativity into your busy life, the January Paper Pumpkin kit has you covered.  Order the January Paper Pumpkin kit between December 11- January 10.  



You'll love the January Be Mine, Valentine Kit.  It's a treat-packaging kit with adorable critters that coordinate with the Stampin' Up! popular Animal Expedition suite on p 26-27 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog--to help you maximize the crafting possibilities.  

Every January Paper Pumpkin Kit:


  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine's treat packages
  • Coordinating colors:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo,, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink and Pool Party
  • Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019, to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit
  • Includes a stamp set, ink spot and materials to make your Valentine treat packages
  • Assembly instructions included with your kit; video published also
  • Alternate Project tips published once the Paper Pumpkin kit is release with project ideas that combine the January kit with products from the coordinating Animal Expedition suite



To order Paper Pumpkin and the Animal Expedition coordinating set to get the most out of your January Paper Pumpkin kit, order here   

 

Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




    Friday, December 07, 2018

    Sneak Peek of Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration set

    • A Sneak Peek at the Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration set
    • Stay home and shop Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeouts on-line
    • Purchase Winter Woods as a bundle before Year-End

    Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Stamp Set


    I'm showing another sneak peek today of another free Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration selection; the Lasting Lily stamp set.  This is one of the two selections that is free with a $100 order beginning January 3 as part of Sale-A-Bration; and well-worth it!  The lovely stamp set includes this beautiful lily and 10 different sentiments.  I've used two of them on the two versions of the cards I created today.  You'll want to save some of your holiday gift money for January 3, when the new Occasions catalog is released and you'll be able to select free Sale-A-Bration gifts -- like the Lasting Lily stamp set -- with your $50 or $100 order.  




    The Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily stamp set is a Distinktive-style stamp set.  That means it uses the special technology patented by Stampin' Up! to make the stamp look like it has been stamped two or three times to crate realistic shading.  



    I used my Stamparatus and stamped both Grapefruit Grove lilies at the same time.  Then I use the stems on clear blocks to stamp the stems and the sentiments.  




    The ink and papers used were Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White and the polka dots are one of the 6" X 6" In Color 6 X 6" prints from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The stems and sentiment were stamped in Pear Pizzazz.





    The accents in the right hand card are the Grapefruit Faceted Dots form the Accessories section of the  Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I can't wait to try this beautiful stamp set in more colors.  It is so lovely in real life. 

    Recipe

    • Stamps: Lasting Lily available Jan 3
    • Paper:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, In Color 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper
    • Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz
    • Accessories:   Faceted Dots 



    Year-End Closeouts continue through January 2 2019

    

    We all love year-end bargains.  Stretch your holiday budget by purchasing discounted merchandise now, while supplies last.   A few surplus items from the annual catalog are also included in this sale.  Don't wait, as some items have already sold out.  

    This is also a great time to pick up your retiring favorites from the Holiday catalog that will go away January 2.

    If you're like me, you want a complete list of the retiring Holiday catalog items so you can mark up your Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog for easier reference.  Here's a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout list, including which items are discounted.


     Download a .pdf of the full Year-End Closeout List
    Download a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout List




    Winter Woods bundle will carry over


    I love that some of my favorite Holiday Stamp Sets will carry over beyond the Holiday catalog period.  Winter Woods is one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Holiday catalog, and it ties back and works well with the Lovely as a Tree Stamp set and the Rooted in Nature Bundle from the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.

    The advantage of purchasing the Winter Woods Bundle now as part of the Year End-Close out is that you can still purchase the stamp set and coordinating dies at a 10% savings when the stamp set and dies are purchased as a bundle.  However, although you'll be able to purchase Winter Woods after the Year-End Closeout, beginning January 3, you won't be able to purchase the set at the 10% bundle savings.  Take a closer look at this fun bundle in the attached video.  Winter Woods - (wood-mount, 149991; clear-mount - 149992).  I recommend the clear mount, as it works with the Stamparatus, if you choose to use it.  Wood-mount stamps don't work with your Stamparatus. 






    Quick Links



    Enjoy!



    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
    To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
    Current Promotions
    Start You Own Business
    Host a workshop
    Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




        Thursday, December 06, 2018

        Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice Stamp Set

        • A Sneak Peek at the Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration set
        • Stay home and shop Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeouts on-line
        • Stamparatus Bag now available for customers to purchase

        Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice Stamp Set


        Today's card is a sneak peek at one of the free selections from the Sale-A-Bration brochure customers will be able to select with a $50 order beginning January 3.  Demonstrators can order early so we have time to showcase these new products and make samples for our classes before they are generally available.  




        The Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice stamp set was one I almost passed up in the Sale-A-Bration selection brochure.  I'm so glad I added it to my order at the last minute before I hit the "order" button.  I'm working on Thank You cards for after Christmas, and decided to play with this set .  Wow!  I love stamp sets that are fast and easy to use.  This card came together in a matter of minutes.  I was so tempted to add embellishments or a ribbon, which I'll probably try in a later card, but I'm so pleased with the simple look of this card I'm glad I didn't add anything.  




        This card used the sentiment from Butterfly Gala.    The main image is the from the Lovely Lattice Stamp set.


        available beginning January 3, 2019



        Cardstock is Crumb Cake.  Ink is Night of Navy.  So very simple, you'll have your after-Christmas Thank You cards stamped in the blink of an eye.  This is a great card if you're a new stamper since it uses limited supplies.  I can't wait to try coloring this stamp set with blends or colored pencils.


        Recipe

        • Stamps: Lovely Lattice, Butterfly Gala (Sentiment) Both available Jan 3
        • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
        • Ink:  Night of Navy
        • Accessories:   None, But a simple ribbon of Night of Navy or Crumb Cake  Classic Weave Ribbon would easily step up the look of this card, if you're looking for more punch.




        Stretch your Holiday dollars with Year-End Closeouts

        

        We all love year-end bargains.  Stretch your holiday gift money by purchasing discounted merchandise now, while supplies last. This is also a great time to pick up your retiring favorites from the Holiday catalog that will go away January 2.



        New Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag


        Make your stamping mobile with the new Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag, specially designed just for the Stamparatus.  This carrying bag is a stamper's dream.  A quality bag sized perfectly to fit the Stamparatus tool plus pockets for your extra Stamparatus plates and accessories.  You won't find this in any of the current products, but you can order it now.  Item 149695,  US$29.00.





        Quick Links



        Enjoy!



        Donna Ross
        Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
        Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
        To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
        Current Promotions
        Start You Own Business
        Host a workshop
        Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs





            Wednesday, December 05, 2018

            Share What You Love Embellishment Kit on Year-End Closeout

            • Stampin' Up! Thank you Card Pack using Year-End Closeout items
            • Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Embellishment Kit 50% off
            • Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon at 50% off
            • New Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available to customers

            Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Idea


            I was soooo excited as I finished looking through all the items on the Year-End Closeout sale to find that a few surplus items from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog made the Year-End Closeout sale.

            The timing couldn't be better.  You're looking for easy hand made gift ideas, and with the What You Love Embellishment Kit and the 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon -- both at 50 percent off -- you can create a very thoughtful pack of Thank You cards for someone important to you for the Holidays.  

            Everyone needs Thank You cards following the holidays.  This card uses the Love What You Do Stamp Set, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and items on Year End-Close out.  Create four of these cards, and then use the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit as a matching gift box for your 4 cards.   

            The die cut labels are from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.  I selected a Crumb Cake Base Card and added a strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock on the left side of the card, and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for the majority of the card face.  This beautiful paper has a beautiful shimmer to the lighter-colored areas.   
                    

              



            I used a piece of the 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon down the seam between the two paper.  The sentiment from Love What You Do is stamped on the die-cut label in Rich Razzleberry ink.    

            Click for a larger image
                 

            The cover of the Share What you Love Embellishment Kit matches the print in the designer series paper paper I chose for the card front.  And the box includes the Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart.    The embellishment kit includes two sizes of labels you can use on different projects, Tranquil Tide Bakers Twine, pearlized thread, adhesive backed metal roses, and Silver and Grapefruit Grove paper clips.  This is a beautiful box to use as a gift box after you remove the accessories. It holds your finished cards perfectly.  

            The best news is that the Share What You Love Accessory Kit is on Year-End Closeout at 50% off!  This normally $11.00 kit is on sale now for US$5.50, until supplies run out.  Item number 146928.





            The other amazing item used to make this a stand-out Thank You card is the 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon,  I can't stop touching this beautiful ribbon.  Best news yet is that this ribbon is also on the Year-End Closeout list.  It, too, is 50 percent off.  This ribbon is normally $8.00, but if you purchase it between now and January 2 on the Year-End Closeout, you'll pay only US$4.00 for 10 yards of this gorgeous velvet ribbon.  Item number 147016.   
              

                


            Take advantage of the Year-End Closeouts and purchase these items to make a few Thank You card gift packs to have on hand as hostess gifts, for a special friend, or as a last-minute gift for your hair dresser or the UPS lady who delivers your Stampin' Up! order. 


            Before finalizing your order for these products, scroll through the Year-End Closeout items on my online store that are part of the Holiday Catalog Retiring products, and pick up those items you've had your eye on before they sell out.   To view other products in the Stampin' Up! product line that can be included in your total order, download both the annual and holiday catalogs

            Make four Thank You Cards and package in
            Share What You Love Embellishment Kit Gift Box for a fast gift Idea


            If you've purchased from me in the past 6 months, watch for your new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs, which should arrive in your mailbox in late December.  Contact me with your mailing address if you want to receive copies of these catalogs.


              

            Recipe:

            Stamps:   Love What You Do
            Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
            Paper:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White (die cut label from Share What You Love Embellishment Kit), Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
            Accessories: 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots


            Take a closer look at the items for this project.  These current and Year-End Closeout items can be purchased from my Stampin' Up! storeIts a good chance to pick up those Holiday Catalog items you've had your eye on before they retire.


             Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeout

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            New Stamparatus Bag


            Specially designed just for the Stamparatus, this carry bag is a stamper's dream.  It's sized perfectly to fit the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool.  The bag alone is US$29, Item 149695.  Or, order the Stamparatus Bag and the Stamparatus stamp Positioning Tool together, for US$78.00, Item 141961.  It's not listed in any catalog until 2019-2020, but you can order it now from my Stampin' Up! online store.





            Christmas Card Class #3 Tutorial Available


            Check out my blogs' Tutorial Tab to see the new Christmas Card Tutorial recently added.  If you're looking for a stress-free way to create several Christmas Card designs for your own use or to use in a class, purchase this latest tutorial which includes cutting and assembly instructions for each card.


            Place an order

            1.   Order here.  Orders over $150 (not including tax and shipping), qualify for shopping rewards. You select free merchandise from the current catalogs to add to your order.  You can also purchase hostess sets with a $150 order.  

            2.  If the purchases on your Wish List are over $100, the $99 Starter Kit is one way to save on your purchase today.  And save even more on future orders.  First, you can order $125 worth of product for your $99 starter kit.  After your initial $99 order for merchandise you select from anything in the current catalogs, place an order for the remainder of your Wish List as a demonstrator, and start saving 20% on your purchases.  Need help building your shopping list? Contact me, and we'll work through your starter kit order together. 

            3.  Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if you need an Annual Catalog or the upcoming Holiday Catalog. 

            4.  Clearance Rack items - while quantities last.


            5.  Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits.  If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, give this monthly kit a try.  

            Enjoy!



            Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

            Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/