Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Create your own Paper Postage Designs using Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite with Perennial Postage Dies


  • Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite with Perennial Postage Dies
  • Glass Mat Studio FOR FREE with Starter Kit until 29 February 2024
  • Look for new Sale-A-Bration surprise 1 February 2023

Elevate your handmade greeting cards with the Perennial Lavender Suite with two bundles--Painted Lavender Bundle and Perennial Postage Bundle-- plus the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper and the Paper Butterfly Accent.  Then get ready to unleash your artistic creativity as you combine the elements in this suite in unique ways.  Today's card uses on of the subtle plaid prints from the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper, along with die cuts from both bundles.  My color theme is Shaded Spruce, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Basic White, offset by the Crumb Cake plaid. I used the Perennial Postage Dies to create four "stamps", and layered designer series paper and die cut to adorn each stamp.  I did all four the same, but you can create different die cut features in each stamp.  I used sentiments from the Adoring Hearts and the Go To Greeting Stamp Set for each of my cards to show that you can let your creativity shine a you tailor this card idea to meet your needs.  I accent my card using the Purple Fine Shimmer Gems, also from this suite, to add a touch of beauty and sparkle to this card. 

Reminder:  Just 1 more month to earn items during Sale-A-Bration 2024 or take advantage of the Joining Offer (see below). And look for a Sale-A-Bration Surprise 1 February.  From now until February 29, for each $50 or $100 you spend, you can select Free items from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Birthday card using the Perennial Postage Dies from the Perennial Lavender Suite

Crafting this beautiful piece began with a basecard of Thick Basic White Cardstock. Then, I used a plaid prints from the Perennial Lavender 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper from the January- April 2024 Mini Catalog.  Next, I used the Perennial Postage dies and created four postage shapes using Basic White Cardstock.  I selected another print from the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper, and matted it with Shaded Spruce Cardstock to complete each postage" area.    

Cards showing the versatility of the Perennial Lavender Suite from Stampin' Up!

    Next, I used the Painted Lavender Dies to die cut floral images and leaves to fille each of the four "postage" layers.  I used the Painted Lavender Dies and  Shaded Spruce, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock. I added white embossed sentiment on Shaded Spruce Cardstock, matted with Highland Heather.  You can choose sentiments from among your many stamps sets. I've used "To My Valentine" from the Adoring Hearts Stamp Set, and "Happy Birthday" from the Go to Greetings Stamp Set.  I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark Ink, covered them with White Embossing Powder, and set the powder with my Heat Tool.   To finish, I added Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather gems from the Purple Fine Shimmer Gems pack, which is also part of the Perennial Lavender Suite.   

    Above, you'll find more ways to use the beautiful elements from the two bundles and accents from the Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite.  

    Perennial Lavender Suite Stamp Sets and Dies used to create handmade greeting cards

    Customers can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 and $100 spent (less tax and shipping) from 4 January - 29 February 2024.  Again, Look for a Sale-A-Bration Surprise 1 February.    Also, this is the only time of the year that you can earn Sale-A-Bration Rewards for a Paper Pumpkin 3-mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo., prepaid subscription.  Add these Paper Pumpkin item numbers to your order.

    Want a 20% discount on your orders?  If your current order is over $99 USD, look for the new joining-Stampin' Up!-as-a-Demonstrator offer, below, with two bonuses to choose from when joining Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration.   Check out page 16-17 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure to review the two different joining option bonuses.

    Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Shopping Tip:  Add the January 2024 Host Code to your order if your order is between $50-$149.99 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.

    January Host Code: 7SXUG2CD

      • Stamps: Adoring Hearts (Sentiment), Go To Greetings (Sentiment)
        • Ink:   VersaMark
          • Paper:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grapes, Perennial Lavender 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper 
          • Accessories:   Painted Lavender Dies, Perennial Postage Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies (Retired) , Purple Fine Shimmer Gems, White Embossing Powder Heat Tool,  Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
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          Two Joining Bonuses During Sale-a-Bration

          Join Stampin' Up!  If you have a large Wish List totaling more than $99 from the new January-April 2024 Mini catalog, consider joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.  You'll get a Starter Kit of items you select from the catalog, and you'll also select from two separate Joining Bous offers!  Then your future orders qualify for a 20% Demonstrator discount.

          • Option 1:  Stampin' Glass Mat Studio (Retail Value:  $60.  See below) Build your starter Kit by choosing $125 of products for only $99 (including shipping). Plus, choose the Stampin' Glass Mat Studio, which includes 17" X 14" glass Mat, a Nonslip, multiuse Silicone Mat and a Reusable dark gray cleaning cloth
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          This offer is only good during Sale-A-Bration...4 January - 29 February 2024.

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          Former Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin are welcome on my team!  If you're new to Stampin' Up!, learn more about the benefits of joining  as a Demonstrator here.

          February 2024 Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit

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          Shopping Tip:  Place an order for a Paper Pumpkin 3 mo., 6 mo. or 12 mo subscription January 4 - Feb 29--during Sale-A-Bration--and earn Sale-A-Bration picks for each $50 your order.

          The Paper Pumpkin all-inclusive crafting kits includes a photopolymer stamp set, Classic Stampin' Ink Spot, and step by step instructions to complete exclusive paper craft projects, including cards, tags, and gift packaging. 


          February 2024 Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit  makes 9 projects

          February Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit

          LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE:   10 February 2024

          Kit comes in a unique Box to match the season!

          • Make 9 projects:  3 each of 3 designs
          • Projects include printed cards, coordinating envelopes, and gift boxes
          • Precut paper pieces, baker's twine, and embellishments
          • Coordinating colors:  Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, early Espresso (Classic Stampin' Spot), Crumb Cake

          Add dimension to your crafting projects with the Love of Spring Dies, Item 163396 | $12.00 USD!  

          Choose from a leaf sprig, daffodil, "Love" sentiment, or label to give your cards or tags that extra special touch.  

          Our favorite thing about this add on is that is coordinates with not just one but three kits (Jan 2024 Lovely Lavender, Feb 2024 Sweet Springtime, and March 2024 Memorable Meadows). Please note that the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is not included and can be purchased separately.

          The Love of Spring Dies Add-On -- available only while supplies last!  You must be an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item.  Again, Love of Spring Dies Add on, Item 164396| $12.00 USD.

          Note:  During Sale-A-Bration, your Paper Pumpkin subscription earns you credit towards Sale-A-Bration rewards...that means your subscription gets you even more value.  It is the only time of the year your Subscription earns Sale-A-Bration rewards. 

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          If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog or the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog, contact me here.

          Another way to get a hard copy of the catalog:  Add item #163220 | $4.00 USD, to your order for a single copy of the 2023-2024 Annual catalog. 

          Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.  

          January - April 2024 Mini catalog and the January-February Sale-A-Bration Brochure are here.  Customers who have purchased from me during the past 6 months have already received their copy of the January-April Mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure in their mail. 

          Stampin' Up! January - April 2024 Mini Catalog
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