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Posted on August 1, 2017

Tuesday Tip – Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons

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Hey stampers! Today, in addition to a video and sample, I wanted to share all the buzz about Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Coupons! In case you might be wondering

  • How do I redeem my Bonus Days Coupons?
  • What products should I use for my coupons?
  • When do my Bonus Days Coupons expire?
  • Can I redeem my coupons all at once?
  • Is there a special offer from Stampin' Up! in August?

I've got you covered with answers to all of the above questions!

You may redeem your Bonus Days Coupons on ANY Stampin' Up! product. BUT, I might suggest the brand new Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Card Front Builder Dies).

This is the August special offer–an early release from the upcoming Holiday Catalog (goes live in September). Here are a few samples:

This short video shows you even more!

If you are redeeming your coupon codes with an online order, read these instructions first:


There is no limit to the number of coupons you may use during the redemption period, August 1-31. You cannot use your coupons towards a starter kit but you CAN use them towards a new prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Coupon codes are not case sensitive. However, you MUST include the dash in the middle of the code.

I hope my post today gave you some useful info about redeeming your Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Coupons. If you are ready to shop and redeem your coupons, click here.


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Posted on July 18, 2017

Carols of Christmas Coming August 1

Holidays / Special Days/ Online Classes/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Stampin' Up!'s new Carols of Christmas coming August 1! This stamp set and coordinating framelits dies will be featured in our holiday catalog but is arriving early so you can get a head start on your holiday projects, like this one!

One of the best thing about these products is they look fabulous with any ink and paper combination. You can use more “traditional” Christmas colors of red and green, or choose something totally different, like the blues above. Maybe you like to send different styles of cards so you can make some of each! The bold greetings in the stamp set let you create eye-catching focal points in your handmade cards.

I know you will want some WOW cards to send out to all your friends and family this year! I am hard at work on a brand new online video class tutorial for this fabulous new bundle.  If you'd like to be among the first to see the details be sure you have subscribed to my email newsletter!  Sign up here and you'll also get this free project tutorial.

In addition to this awesome tutorial and early-bird class release notice for my Carols of Christmas Online Class, you'll also get more great projects, tips, techniques and other valuable information to help you with everything crafty!

As a Stampin' Up! business owner, I was able to purchase this bundle in July and start working on amazing samples for you! Did you know that you can still get this stamp set for free in July, along with $72 of extra free products when you join the Stampin' Up! family? I invite you to check out my team page to see if the fun, friendships, early product release purchase opportunities, extra income, and more just might fill some of your needs!


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Posted on June 28, 2017

Christmas is Coming in July!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

Christmas is coming in July and I want you to get the gift!

I'd like to ask a favor. Please read this post all the way to the end and watch the short video. If you see something that might fit for you, let's chat!

Have you ever asked yourself if the Stampin' Up! Opportunity is right for YOU? If you've been involved in papercrafting you have most likely been to a Stampin' Up! party or class and maybe have even been asked if you'd like to become a demonstrator. I'll bet you have no clue what a “demonstrator” does.

We have an awesome promotion starting on July 1 and I would hate for you to miss it if the Stampin' Up! Opportunity IS right for you. The paper Snips and SNAIL Adhesive are only two of the “Christmas in July” gifts that come with the Starter Kit during the month of July.

The Starter Kit already includes:

  • $125 of any catalog product for $99 plus tax
  • FREE shipping
  • $65 in business supplies

From July 1 – 31 Santa Claus will also be bringing a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog will also be included ($20 value).

I've been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 15 years, the last ten of which I have been a “career” demonstrator. What's that you might ask?

As a career-minded demonstrator, I am in this to MAKE MONEY, not just SPEND MONEY. When I first joined Stampin' Up!, it was purely to get the discount. There is nothing wrong with that; I have lots of “hobby” demonstrators on my team. But the truth is, if this is your hobby I would bet more money is going out the door than is coming in. Again, if this works for your situation that's great. That is exactly what I did for the first few years. After awhile though I found myself wondering if I could really make money with this. I saw other demonstrators making money, having fun with their customers and teams, setting their own hours, going on great trips, and so much more. If they could do this, why couldn't I?

I started asking questions and getting more information. Within a short time, I was actually MAKING money! My husband started paying attention and when I earned our first incentive trip, he was sold! He has actually been my business partner now for years and is a big part of my successful stamping business.

I absolutely LOVE what I do and today I'd like to share a little bit about my team, Girls, INK,  and see how we might be a fit for you and your needs.

Now…one last thing…watch this short video about one of our awesome Stampin' Up! events.

OK, I've just got one question. If you love to have all the latest in papercrafting supplies, would like to make extra money, meet new friends, , and set your own hours, don't you think it would be worth an investment of $99?

Let's chat soon so you can celebrate Christmas in July!





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Posted on June 1, 2017

TODAY is the first day to order from the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

WOO HOO…TODAY is the first day to order from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog! Do you have any questions about any of the new products? Please let me know!

I just finished up my order, and I'd like to share some of my favorite new products with you!

My absolute  Number 1 favorite is the new Love Today Planner Kit:

This planner  will help keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet too! This all-inclusive kit with has everything you need to create a customizable yearly planner. 

* No dates are printed, so you can start when you want.
* Write, stamp, or draw your own.
* Printed Night of Navy/gold foil binder with gold metal corner accents.
* Binder size: 7-3/4″” x 8-3/4″” (19.7 x 22.2 x 5.1cm).
* Includes Night of Navy 2-ring binder; 12 divider pages; calendar pages; 4 photo protector pages (hold six photos each), 5″” x 7″”( 12.7 x 17.8 cm); page lifter, 3″” x 8-1/4″” (7.6 x 21 cm); printed and gold foil accent stickers; sticky notes. 
* Refill kit available (sold separately).
* Colors: Gold, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red.

Next is the Birthday Memories Suite of products, perfect for any upcoming birthday celebrations! There is a stamp set and matching thinlits dies (order as a bundle and save 10%), Designer Series Paper and so many adorable embellishments to match! Look on pgs 68-69 to see this one.

How about the Coffee Break Suite; I've been waiting for something like this one! It's on pgs 30-31.

Rounding out my list is the Wood Textures Suite on pgs 158-159:

Do you see the mini crates lined up in this photo? Yep…there's a wood crate set of Framelits Dies…too cute!

Of course, I've just scratched the surface of this amazing new catalog. You can see everything by opening the pdf below:

2017-2018 Catalog (1)

If you would like a catalog that you can touch, feel, mark pages and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, email me and I'd love to send you one!

If you're ready to order any of these products, or want to check out others, just click on a pic below to go right to my ordering site!

I hope you enjoyed this mini peek into the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog and please come back to the blog often! I'll be sharing lots of new projects and tips! 🙂



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Posted on April 26, 2017

Diagonal Fold Birthday Card made with Cool Treats Stamp Set

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey stampers-the project I have for you today is a Diagonal Fold Birthday Card made with Cool Treats Stamp Set. We can never have enough birthday cards…right?!

If you're ready to try a new fold to take your cards up a notch, this one is pretty easy and my detailed instructions below will get you started. If you need to order any supplies, just click on any picture following the instructions.


  • Stamp SetsCool Treats (142982)
  • Card Stock – Watermelon Wonder (138334); Peekaboo Peach (141417); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Watermelon Wonder (138323); Peekaboo Peach (141398); Pool Party (126982); Pear Pizzazz (131180); Crumb Cake (126975); Chocolate Chip (126979)
  • Misc. – Tasty Treats Designer Series paper (DSP) (142770); Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon (141961); Frozen Treats Framelits Dies (142756); Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot (143263); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Tear & Tape (138995)


  • Tasty Treats DSP:         12” x 4” scored at 4” and 8”, then diagonally on each end in the same direction
  • Peekaboo Peach card stock:   3” square
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock:   3-1/4” square
  • White card stock: 3” square, 2-3/4” square and scrap for ice cream
  • Pool Party ribbon: 18”


      1. Cut and score DSP (see measurements).
      2. On white card stock scrap, stamp waffle cone in Crumb Cake, ice-cream scoop in pool party with Chocolate Chip drip over the top, Pear Pizzazz spoon and Watermelon Wonder strawberry with Pear Pizzazz top. Cut out pieces with framelits and Big Shot. Cut off bottom of cone with scissors to create waffle bowl.
      3. Ink up “Happiest Birthday” in Peekaboo Peach, then along the top in Watermelon Wonder. Stamp at top of 2-3/4” square. Layer on top of Peekaboo Peach.
      4. Assemble waffle ice cream bowl on birthday square using dimensionals.
      5. Stamp “I hope your birthday…” in Watermelon Wonder at the top of 3” square and then sprinkles in the other colors around the edges. Layer on Watermelon Wonder square, then into center square of DSP.
      6. Fold both outside triangle edges of DSP backwards, then fold both sides in, covering inside sentiment.
      7. Wrap ribbon around folded card and tie in a bow on side opposite the ice cream on your Peach layer.
      8. Lay a strip of Tear & Tape across the flat front of ribbon.
      9. Apply adhesive only on one BACK CORNER of Peekaboo Peach Birthday layer. This should be the same as the corner that will open to the left side of card (see image above) This corner will also be adhered to the Tear & Tape on the ribbon! Adhere to front of card as shown.

Give this Diagonal Fold Birthday Card made with Cool Treats Stamp Set a try! I think you'll love the results! Here's another fun, bright birthday card I made that you might also enjoy!

p.s. If you are always looking for a good bargain, check out the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack-new items were just added!

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