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    Glass Half Full

    Oct 19
    I like to think of myself as a "glass half full" kind of person, and as we head toward the end of 2017, I realized that there are many occasions approaching that are cause for celebration and a chance to gather with friends and loved ones. I can’t think of a better stamp set that can help celebrate all of them than the Half Full Stamp Set (144996). This is also a Million Sales Achiever set, inspired by Linda Bauwin.  read more...

    Pick a Potion

    Oct 12
    One of my favorite times of the year is Halloween. Seeing all the kids dressed up and having fun just makes me smile. The Creep it Real Stamp Set (item 144780) reminds me of all the fun I had as a child, all those Halloweens ago. Bobbing for apples, haunted houses, and so much more. So, it’s no surprise that the child in me couldn’t resist the Treat Tubes (item 144612) along with the stamp set. read more...

    Pumpkin Juice & More

    Oct 9
    Are you a fan of everything pumpkin? It is certainly the season here in the US! And I have had a love affair with pumpkins for much longer than it has been a “thing” here. I was playing with the Gourd Goodness Stamp Set (144785) which I must admit I was really not all that excited about, when I had a brilliant idea! (I love Gourd Goodness now, and can’t stop playing with it!) Dripping pumpkin juice!! This would be a perfect card for the lovers of a certain lighting-scar sporting character too. read more...

    Celebrate World Card Making Day

    Oct 1
    World Card Making Day is a day dedicated to making handmade cards and celebrating the personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones! It’s a great time to make your own cards to send to your family and friends. This year the world celebrates World Card Making day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us! For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. So stock up on your cardmaking essentials and celebrate the best hobby of all! read more...

    Save on Designer Series Paper

    Oct 1
    Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. So we’re confident that you’re going to love this news: During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! There is no limit to how many free packages you can earn during the sale. This means now is a great time to save on some of our most popular paper designs.  read more...

    Christmas at the Kids’ Table

    Sep 28
    It's no secret that I absolutely love Christmas and I have fond childhood memories of sitting at the “kids’ table” for Christmas lunch. These days I’d probably rather be there than sitting at the “adults’ table” talking about how exhausted we are after all the seasonal preparations! Handcrafted table settings are one of my favorite things to create and Stampin' Up! makes it so easy. I created this fun Christmas setting for the “kids table” using the Tags & Trimmings Bundle (item 146062) from the holiday catalog and the super-adorable Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (item 144629) which is perfect for this table setting. read more...

    September Paper Pumpkin: Layered Leaves

    Sep 25
    Some people live for autumn—the hay rides, the apple picking, the ripe fields and harvest moons—not to mention the pretty pumpkins on every windowsill and doorstep. To celebrate this splendid season, why not add to the beauty by making these stunning fall packages to give to a teacher, neighbor, coworker—maybe filled with a package of spiced cider mix, roasted almonds, or pumpkin truffles? Just about anyone would love getting a package or card with layers of leaves and opulent hints of gold—handmade with love! read more...

    Year of Cheer with an Autumn Twist

    Sep 21
    Is everyone loving the new holiday catalog so far?!? I know I am! I’m here today to show you how you can use the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 144640) for fall cards, as well. Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper that can be used for more than just one occasion? The 2017 holiday catalog has some great fall stamp sets. Today I’m using the Gourd Goodness (item 144785) and Labels to Love (item 144967) Stamp Sets. read more...

    Documenting a Day in Amsterdam

    Sep 14
    Have you ever taken a mini-break in your own city? My husband and I did a few weeks ago and we loved it! We went to Amsterdam, acted like tourists (in our own city, LOL!), and took some lovely pictures. Of course I had to document this little trip, and the best and easiest way to do that is with our Memories & More Card Packs! For this project I picked the Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack (144209). I really love the black and white patterns in combination with Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Emerald Envy. read more...

    Got Coffee?

    Sep 13
    Can you believe that it’s September already? Do you know what that means? That’s right! It’s time for a new Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog! This is always one of my favorite times of year—not because the kids go back to school or the end of summer is near, but because the holiday season is on its way, and Stampin’ Up! releases some pretty amazing products to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. This year’s catalog has got to be one of my favorites! It’s FULL of fun and gorgeous new stamps, papers, and embellishments that are truly must-haves. Today I’m sharing a few cards that were created with one of my favorites from the new holiday catalog, the Merry Café Stamp Set (144965).  read more...

    A Season of Style with Paper Pumpkin

    Sep 12
    Do you love cute, coordinated Christmas cheer? So does Paper Pumpkin! We also love everything heartfelt AND handmade for holiday giving, which is why we designed back-to-back, made-to-match kits for October and November. They’re perfect for neighbor gifts, easy to make, and everyone who orders them may wish they had signed up for more! Get the first of two adorable kits during a Season of Style when you subscribe for October’s kit at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) by October 10. read more...

    Small Gifts Maintain a Friendship

    Sep 12
    Hi there! I’d like to show you a super-quick gift idea—because sometimes it’s the little things that best express our appreciation, gratitude, and joy. “It’s the small gifts that maintain a friendship” is a fantastic German proverb that means a great deal. Sometimes you just want to tell someone “Hey, I’m so glad you’re there,” and then give them a little something. Personally, I don’t think cost matters! The most important thing is that your gift comes from the heart, and (if possible), is handmade. Giving is simply fun and it also creates friendships!  read more...

    In This, We Make a Difference

    Sep 7
    Along with many of you, we are watching with concern as stories unfold about the devastation left behind in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Though no one knows how many lives have been affected, Harvey is said to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, and the damage caused by massive flooding will be felt for years to come. With you, we’re also trying to stay informed on the progress of Hurricane Irma; as we write this, Irma has not yet made landfall but is currently classified as a catastrophic Category 5 storm. It will almost certainly leave as much destruction in its wake as Hurricane Harvey and will affect the lives of tens of thousands of people. read more...

    Start Shopping from the Holiday Catalog Today!

    Sep 1
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year—2017 holiday catalog release! This year’s holiday catalog features tons of new products for all your holiday needs. There’s definitely something for everyone, including products for your favorite holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. Get started shopping right away in the online store, or contact your demonstrator to schedule your very own stamping event and take advantage of Stampin’ Rewards! read more...

    Merry Patterns Host Promotion

    Sep 1
    Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love adorable Christmas stamp sets? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact your demonstrator (or click (US l CA) to find a demonstrator near you). What’s the occasion? Right now if you host a party with $300 USD/$375 CAD in sales, you can earn the exclusive, oh-so-cute Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This offer ends on October 31, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today! read more...

    Magical Unicorn Card and Treat Box

    Aug 24
    Hi, stampers! Mindy, here, and I'm bringing you a magical project today. I may be a “boy mom” but there's no denying that unicorns are super popular right now. I do a lot of browsing on Pinterest and Instagram and they are everywhere! I was particularly inspired for this project by (of all things) . . . a picture of ice cream bars that looked like unicorns! Inspiration is everywhere! I got to work on what I could use for a unicorn and did some image searches. I came across a lot of unicorn cakes and I had it! I knew I had to pull out the Celebration Thinlits Dies (143703)—my favorites from the catalog! I haven't seen them used much, so I hope I can inspire you to give them a second look if you haven't already. There are a lot of little steps to making this card and treat box, but it really was easy and totally worth it!7 read more...

    August Paper Pumpkin: Giftable Greetings

    Aug 22
    Do you love to create pretty things, then give them away? If so, we designed our August Paper Pumpkin kit with you in mind. Not only does it offer you a giftable, multi-occasion mix of papaya and peach sorbet-colored cards which you can dress up with contrasting flowers and leaves, but it also includes a delightful, designed box to put them in. Each lovely Giftable Greetings kit comes with the Giftable Greetings Stamp Set, 1 Night of Navy ink spot, 8 printed card bases (4 ea. of 2 colors), 8 printed envelopes (4 ea. of 2 colors), 1 printed card box, 1 clear box lid, 3 sheets leaf stickers, 2 sheets die-cut flowers (1 ea. of 2 colors), 2 sheets printed die-cut ovals, 1 sheet blank die-cut ovals, 1 sheet printed die-cut tags, 1 sheet printed die-cut flowers, 2/3 yd. navy baker’s twine, 1 yd. striped coral ribbon, 50 dimensionals, and 50 adhesive dots—so you’ll have lots of fun things to play with! read more...

    Texture and Ombre: A Perfect Combination

    Aug 17
    Are you loving the 2017–2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog as much as I am? I have been asked to choose my top five picks time and again, and to be honest, it changes every time as I discover new things I didn’t notice the first time around! I decided to focus on two items that perhaps YOU may have missed when skipping through the catalog in your excitement! All three of my projects feature the same technique, texture and ombre, and the same stamp set, You’re Priceless (143760)—along with the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies (143774)—but I have changed them all slightly for different looks. read more...

    Fall into Savings with Paper Pumpkin!

    Aug 16
    New subscribers get a 50% off introductory discount for one month! Love a good deal? Now is the best time to join Paper Pumpkin—during our Fall into Savings promotion! We will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make fun, shareable cards and projects—all for 50% off! Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone! read more...

    The Icing on the Cake

    Aug 10
    When I was a little girl, my mom decorated cakes and had her own little business at home. I can remember trays of icing flowers ready for the next big wedding cake; I can remember her piping cake borders, quickly and seamlessly; and I can even remember her taking the time to teach me how to decorate, even though I was just a kid. When I saw the Icing on the Cake Stamp Set (item 143664), it was like a childhood flashback. For the first time, I had to have a stamp set, and not because it was cute or stylish, but because it made my heart smile. It reminded me of happy moments. read more...

    Layer It Up!

    Aug 3
    Hello, stampers! Today I want to share with you a card I made using the SUPER cute This Little Piggy Stamp Set (143922) and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die (143700). I’m a sucker for anything cute and the Little Piggy set jumped off the page of the new annual catalog and quickly had a big heart scribbled next to it. read more...

    Carols of Christmas Early Release

    Aug 1
    Experience the peace and magic of Christmas now with these all-new products—released early, especially for you! Purchase items individually or bundle and save 10%! Better yet? Use your Bonus Days coupons to purchase this magical collection today.  read more...

    Bonus Days: How to Redeem in August

    Aug 1
    If you earned codes in July, be sure to use them in August. read more...