Posted on June 4, 2019

Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Excitement

Announcements/ Samples

Have you been awaiting the new 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? Well…wait no more, it's LIVE today!

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Excitement

There is so much nestled into the 212 pages. Here are just a few things I'd like to highlight for you:

  • all the bundles are listed in the front so you can see them all in one place
  • each product suite has one ordering number if you want all the products in the suite; of course you can still order by individual product numbers if you don't want to order everything all at once.
  • all new product samples and tips throughout
  • brand new stamp sets, dies, accessories and colors

You can see all the new products HERE If you haven't yet received your own copy of the catalog and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to get a catalog into your hands! Just shoot me an email with your mailing address and phone and I'll mail out to you!

Here are a few project samples featuring some of the new products. If you'd like any of the instructions, please ask!

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Excitement

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Posted on May 30, 2019

Last Chance Items – Discounted TODAY!

Announcements

Last Chance Items - Discounted TODAY!

 

Hello Stampers! I've just gotten notice that Stampin' Up! is going to be offering discounts on some of the retiring Occasions and Annual Catalog products! This is your chance to save some money on the products you'd like to own before they disappear!

Below are lists of the discounted items being offered in both catalogs.

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US_Discounts

OCC 19 Retiring List_US_Discounts

Starting at noon MT, you can grab any of these items at my online store. As usual, discounted items tend to sell out quickly so I'd jump on it!

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Posted on May 29, 2019

Only THREE More Days To Get This Product Medley!

Announcements

Hello Stampers! There are only THREE more days to purchase your Everything Is Rosy Product Medley! I have been creating like mad ever since I got my hands on this stuff! Here's a “patriotic colored” card; seems appropriate since we just honored our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.

Only THREE More Days To Get This Product Medley!

Here's another sample using some of the “pre-cut” flowers and a pre-cut tag from the product medley..

Only THREE More Days To Get This Product Medley!

This medley of products was created to allow total artistic creativity. There are no instructions to follow so you can create whatever your mind (or Pinterest…lol) can imagine!

Use this link to see more samples and find out more about what's included in your product medley!

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Posted on May 28, 2019

Magnificent Magnolias Facebook LIVE Class

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hello Stampers! I am excited to announce my newest Facebook LIVE Class, Magnificent Magnolias, coming on June 25, 2019!In my class I'll be teaching you three projects with two fancy folds. The first fold you'll be learning is the “arrow” fold, as shown below.  These cards use the NEW Garden Lane and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, coming on June 4 with the debut of Stampin' Up!'s 2019-202 Annual Catalog.

Magnificent Magnolias Facebook LIVE Class

The second fold I'll be teaching is the popular “buckle” fold.

In the third project I'll show you some coloring techniques using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

To find out more about this class and get in on the early bird price, click HERE.

 

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Posted on May 24, 2019

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday Stampers! Those of you moms, students, and just busy peeps,  I have an easy gift idea to share with you today! This card folder which holds six cards with envelopes,  can be made with minimal supplies. To save time since you would have all your supplies out, you could even make several at one time to have on hand. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't need a set of cards organized in a cute folder! Heck, why not make a couple for yourself and put birthday cards in one, sympathy in another, Thinking of You, and so on!

I purposely designed this to be a simple project. Now, if you are the Glitter Queen or lover of any embellishment, you can certainly “glam” it up!

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

For my supplies I used:

1 sheet of Designer Series Paper (I used our new Garden Lane DSP coming June 4 in our Annual Catalog)
6 sheets of neutral CS, I prefer using Whisper White or Very Vanilla THICK CS – depending upon which is in your DSP
3-4 sheets of coordinating, colored CS, depending upon how many layers you want (for my project I used Mint Macaron, Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow)

I did this class in a Facebook Live video and you can watch it below. In addition to showing you how to make the folder and cards, I also share a few extra tips that I think will help you in your papercrafting:

easily cut your layers AND mount to your card base straight every time
save time mounting your cling stamp sets
stamp your sentiments perfectly straight every time.

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Thursday, May 23, 2019

If you have any questions, please do give me a shout!

I'm also sharing the links to other blog posts that might be of interest!

2019-2020 New Catalog Paper and Ribbon Shares

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Last, but not least, if you are interested in Stampin' Up! Products and don't currently have a demonstrator, I'd love to get you a catalog; email me and we'll take care of you!

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Posted on May 20, 2019

Be Mine Stitched Framelits

Big Shot/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

Be Mine Stitched Framelits

Today I'm sharing a card using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, retiring this year. I'm sure you've seen many Valentine projects using these, but I wanted to show a different “look” today.

When I am purchasing my stamp sets and dies I try to look for ones that are versatile, having other uses than just the “normal” ones.

I've included card instructions, including measurements below!

Just click on any picture to order!

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Posted on May 17, 2019

Everything is Rosy – Rose Gold Samples

Die Cut/ Samples/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday crafting peeps! I am having so much fun creating with the Everything is Rosy medley of products.

Everything is Rosy - Rose Gold Samples

My favorite thing about this box of goodies is all of the rose gold that is inside! This is a new type of product offering for Stampin' Up!, so some of my customers have been a little confused as to everything that is included. For $80 (plus tax and shipping) you get a stamp set, a coordinating set of dies, eight 6″ x 6″ sheets of Rose Gold Foil, forty-eight sheets of 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, six sheets of die-cuts, two full rolls of ribbon, a sheet of mirrored embellishments,  and a bottle of Rose Gold Shimmer Paint!

I have 2 cards to share with you today and I think you'll notice the rose gold on both of them! 🙂

Everything is Rosy - Rose Gold Samples

To get the shimmer background, I used a sponge with a tiny bit of shimmer paint and “swept” it on the 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, starting at the top. It gets lighter near the bottom so I did this same technique again, starting at the bottom and working up, just to make sure I had the right coverage.  I punched a 2 1/4″ circle from one of the DSP pages and then adhered several of the floral stickers behind this circle.  I chose my tag and then used a “third generation” stamped flower in Melon Mambo ink, followed by my sentiment in Night of Navy ink.

If you haven't heard of the term “third generation” stamping it's just a fancy way of saying “stamping three times without reinking in between”.

I added a small piece of the pink ribbon to my tag and popped it onto the card front using a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish the card, I attached this piece to a Whisper White Thick cardstock base. Personally, when I'm using layers and embellishments, I prefer to use one of our thick cardstocks. I think it is sturdier.

My next card uses a gorgeous piece of DSP with lots of rose gold!

Everything is Rosy - Rose Gold Samples

For this card, I stamped the sentiment on a 2″ Whisper White circle and attached this to a 2 1/4″ circle punched from one of the Rose Gold foil sheets.  The layer is a 2 1/4″ x 4″ piece of the floral DSP, cut it into three strips, each 3/4″. I mounted these on a 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Rococco Rose, one of our new In Colors.

I added one of the die-cut stickers to complete my card. Easy, peasy…done!

To order any of these products, just click on a picture below. Remember, the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available only while supplies last, through May 31.

 

 

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Posted on May 14, 2019

Life is Grand Birthday Card – SU Retiring Stamp Set

Die Cut/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Today's project features some retiring products from Stampin' Up! This birthday card is so bright and cheery and lends itself perfectly to assembly line stamping. If you're going to take out all your supplies to stamp one card, why not stamp a bunch and save time!

Life is Grand Birthday Card - SU Retiring Stamp Set

I've included the instructions below so you can see just how quickly this project comes together.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLife is Grand Stamp Set (148744)
  • Cardstock (CS) – Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (146987); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Ink Refills – Granny Apple Green Ink (147095); Melon Mambo Ink (147051); Coastal Cabana ink (147097); Pineapple Punch ink (147141); Gorgeous Grape ink (147099)
  • Misc. – How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (148568); Uninked Spectrum Pad (147048); Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (148805); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

  • Gorgeous Grape CS:     5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored in half at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White CS:        2 pieces for die cutting
  • How Sweet It Is DSP:    1 piece for die cutting

Instructions:

  1. Ink the spectrum pad using the 5 ink refills.
  2. Stamp the outside sentiment in the 5 colors onto a piece of Whisper White CS.
  3. Stamp the inside sentiment in the 5 colors onto another piece of Whisper White CS.
  4. Die cut the sentiment using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
  5. Die cut the DSP layer using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
  6. Glue the inside sentiment onto the inside of the card base.
  7. Glue the DSP layer onto the front of the card base.
  8. Adhere the outside sentiment onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Apply 3 enamel dots (Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch) onto the card front.

To order the products, simply click on any picture below!

 

 

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Posted on May 14, 2019

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

Memories & More/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Let's face it. We are all long on to do lists and short on time these days, especially where our fun hobbies are concerned. There are jobs to go to, kids activities, meals to prep and cook, the list goes on and on. When we have to slash the list, our “fun” activities are usually the ones to go.

Today's project features a card that has NO stamping! How's that for time-saving?

It uses our Memories & More card pack; and not just any card pack. This one is coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that goes “live” on June 4.These cards are part of a wonderful suite of projects that is perfect for casual AND avid stampers.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

The card pack includes 50 double-sided cards, 6 single-sided printed vellum specialty cards , and 4 sticker sheets, all for $11.00! In addition, if you scrapbook in addition to cardmaking, these products are acid and lignin free.

Here are the instructions and supply list for today's project. I think a set of these note cards, using different designs from the card pack would make a lovely gift!  No driving to the mall, no thinking up designs, totally easy peasy! Once your cards are put together, just pop them into one of our acetate card boxes and decorate with a ribbon bow or belly band and you're all set!

Supplies

  • Paper: Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149487)
  • Other: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack (149445); Stitched Rectangles Dies (148551); SNAIL adhesive (104332; Die Cutting Machine

Instructions

  1. Cut down one of the card bases in the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes to 8 ½” x 5 ½”; fold to create card front.
  2. Adhere one of the 4” x 3” Memories & More Cards to the left side of the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
  3. Cut out the sentiment from the Memories & More Card using the 3 ½” x 2 1/8” die from the Rectangle Framelits using a die cutting machine.
  4. Adhere the rectangle piece onto the card front.
  5. Add one magnolia blossom and two leaf stickers from the Memories and More Cards to the top right corner of the rectangle.

See how easy?!

Here are a few other samples using the Magnolia Lane Suite.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demo, I'd love to work with you. Need a catalog? Email me with your mailing info and phone number; I'll get one out to you.

Oh, don't forget that in order to make room for wonderful new products like Magnolia Lane, we must bid farewell to others. You can see retiring (and clearance rack!) items at my online store, HERE.

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Posted on May 8, 2019

2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Paper/Ribbon Shares are Here!

Announcements

2019-202 Stampin' Up! Paper/Ribbon Shares are Here!

I'm thrilled once again to offer you a chance to get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Papers and ribbons and not break your budget!

As a demonstrator I have been able to pre-order some of the new papers and ribbons and I must say these papers are UH-MAAAAZING!! I want you to be able to have a sampling of all of them so you can decide which you like best.

If you were to purchase all of these new packs of Designer Series Paper and the ribbon rolls you would spend over $300! With my shares, you can have a sampling of all these beautiful papers and ribbons for a fraction of the cost. Here's what you get:
2019-2020 ALL Designer Series Paper Product Share (175) 6″ x 6″ sheets: $68 (includes priority shipping!)

(75) sheets Designer/Specialty Series Paper
(100) sheets Color Collections 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

  • 6 each of (9) Designer Series Papers: Woven Threads, Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballad, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See A Silhouette & Come Sail Away
  • 3 each of Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock – one  piece of each color
  • 6 each of (2) Specialty Designer Series Papers: Pressed Petals and Mosaic Mood
  • 3 each of Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper and Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
  • 10 each of (2) Designer Series Papers: 2019-2021 In Color and 2018-2020 In Color
  • 20 each of (4) Designer Series Papers: Neutrals, Brights, Subtles

2019-2020 ALL Ribbon Share: $38 (includes priority shipping)

  • 2 yards each of (8) Ribbons: Petal Pink 5/8 Organdy Striped Ribbon, Very Vanilla 3/8 Scalloped Lace Trim, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8 Reversible Ribbon, 3/8 Denim Ribbon, Mint Macaron 1/4 Textile Ribbon, Rococo Rose 1/2 Gathered Ribbon, Crushed Curry 3/8 Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Purple 3/8 Tri Color Ribbon
  • 1 yard of Sahara Sand 5/8 Woven Threads Trim
  • 2 yards of Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack (1 yard of each spool)
  • 2 yards each of (5) Ribbons: Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile

NOTE: If you purchase BOTH the paper and ribbon shares you will only pay once for priority shipping, so your cost will only be $98.


How to Reserve a Product Share:

NOTE: I have a system for product shares. I take reservations, send invoices via Paypal, collect payments, place the order with SU, receive order from SU, cut and sort product, package up product shares and mail. ..whew! The entire process takes approximately two weeks after I place my order with Stampin' Up! My order will be placed June 4th (first day of annual catalog). I will plan to mail the shares out no later than June 25  (assuming no backorders from Stampin' Up!)

EMAIL ME directly at anne@stampmaven.com with your product share reservation information listed below:

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (US only)
3.  Indicate which share(s) you would like to reserve
4.  Email address for Paypal invoicing
 
When your share(s) fill (I have to have a minimum number of reservations for each share. As one fills, I will open up others to hopefully accomodate everyone who would like to participate), I will email a Paypal (*) invoice to you, by June 3, to complete the payment process.  Your order will not be considered complete until I receive your payment.

I will then place my order with Stampin' Up!  Upon it's arrival, I will sort, cut, wrap/assemble, package and mail.

(*) I use Paypal for all my billing.  However, you do not need a Paypal account to make your payment.  All you need is an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive my Paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your paypal account or by credit/debit card.  Just follow their “easy peasy” instructions to make your payment via the method that works best for you

Questions? Please do email me! These shares are very popular and fill up quickly so make your reservation soon!

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Posted on May 1, 2019

Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley is HERE!

Announcements/ Product Information

Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley is HERE!

Stampin' Up! has never released a “product medley” like this before.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Can you guess the part that excites me most Yep…rose gold!! Rose gold, navy and “hot pink” are  on trend right now and this exclusive product medley has plenty of these!

This medley is ONLY available during the month of May,  starting today, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

What is unique about this product medley, is there are no instructions! That means you have total carte blanche with your creativity and can go ANY direction that floats your boat!

Here are a few ideas to get your creativity blooming!

Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley is HERE!

I am fairly confident this product will run out, so if you want to have one, order today! Here's a LINK to my online store and the product number is 150059. You only have to type in ONE number and you'll get it all…yippee!

 

 

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Posted on April 23, 2019

Clearance Rack Refresh-DEEP Discounts Up to 60%!

Announcements

Hey Stampers! I just announced to my newsletter subscribers that Stampin' Up! has added new items to the Clearance Rack and there are some new goodies at deep discounts!

Here are just a few of the items. PRICES SHOWN HERE ARE THE REGULAR PRICES! Click on picture to visit my store and see discounted prices for all items available. These won't last so if there's something you want, I'd suggest shopping now! 🙂

You can visit my store HERE to purchase or check out the items!

Happy shopping!

 

ps-if you don't currently receive my email newsletter, you're missing out on all the fun and info! You can subscribe in the top right hand corner! WE RESPECT YOUR INFO!!

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Posted on April 16, 2019

Confused by Stampin’ Up! Retiring Lists Yesterday??

Product Information/ Uncategorized

Confused by Stampin' Up! Retiring Lists Yesterday??

SO…it was a teensy bit (OK…maybe a lot!) confusing yesterday when then retiring lists came out! The lists came from SU and I apologize I didn't catch the error; sleep deprived I guess!
 
It appeared almost every stamp set was being retired! The reality is with the discontinuation of Wood Mount stamps a lot of stamps are being converted to CLING MOUNT! Not all stamp sets are retiring!!!!
When the new catalog comes out in June, all stamps will be either PHOTOPOLYMER or CLING MOUNT. The Wood-Mount AND Clear-Mount will all be retired! So, any of the stamp sets that are currently Wood-Mount or Clear-Mount, that stay in the catalog, will all be converted to CLING-MOUNT.
 
BOTTOM LINE-NOT ALL STAMP SETS ARE RETIRING…yea!!! This is a good thing!
Here are revised lists for the retiring (and converting) ENGLISH stamp sets for the annual and Occasions catalogs.. Hope this helps! If you still have any question, PLEASE reach out!!
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Posted on April 15, 2019

Going…Going…GONE! Stampin’ Up! Retiring List HERE!

Announcements/ Product Information

Going...Going...GONE! Stampin' Up! Retiring List HERE!

 

SAD, but true! All good things must sometimes come to an end! In the case of Stampin' Up!, that's to make room for NEW STUFF!!

Our new annual catalog is coming in June, but I know there are some items you just MUST have before they retire to make room for the new stuff!

Here's are two PDFs with everything that is going away.

AnnualCatalog_RetiringList

Occasions_RetiringList

If you would like an Excel spreadsheet that is sortable for either of these lists, email me at anne@stampmaven.com and I'll be glad to send them to you!

NOTE: there is always a feeding frenzy when this list comes out, especially with the retiring IN COLOR collection. SO, if there are any of these items you want to order, don't wait! I would hate for you to miss out.

SHOP NOW!

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Posted on April 5, 2019

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Projects/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday Stampers! Maybe I'm dating myself here, but who remembers making your mom a “May basket” or perhaps dancing around the “May Pole” with your childhood friends? Today's project share is this adorable little May basket using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

These products were on backorder for quite awhile but they've hit the SU shelves once again! All the instructions and measurements are  below and if you need help with anything, please give me a shout.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Card Stock – Calypso Coral (122925); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento (132708); Calypso Coral (147101)
  • Misc.– Happiness Blooms Designer Paper (149795); 5/8”Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White Ribbon (146912); Butterfly Duet Punch (148523); 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869);Big Shot (143263); Wonderful Floral Framelits (148529); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995)’ Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Calypso Coral:                     3” x 3” – score 1/2” all 4 sides
  • Whisper White:                     3” x 3”             2 1/2” x 3 1/2″
  • Happiness Blooms DSP:    4” x 8 1/2″
  • 5/8”Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White Ribbon:  12”

Instructions:

Snip the little flaps up to the score lines.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Put Mini Glue Dot on all 4 sides and fold into a box.

Adhere Tear & Tape around box edge.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Put Tear & Tape on one short side of Designer Series Paper.

Peel top off Tear & Tape and wrap Designer Series Paper around box. Peel top off Tear & Tape along short edge and close up basket/bag.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Use 1/2″ Circle Punch to create hole for ribbon.

Thread Tulle Ribbon through hole and tie bow.

Cut label using Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies and 3” x 3” Whisper White piece. Stamp greeting with Memento Ink Pad.

Stamp butterflies with Memento ink on 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Whisper White piece.

Stamp insides of butterfly with Calypso Coral ink, stamped off once.

Punch out butterflies – stamp body with Memento ink.

Attach to label with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Attach label to basket/bag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Remember, you can always use different paper and stamp sets if you don't have something I show!

If you'd like to order the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and/or coordinating punch, just click on an image below! Purchasing the bundle saves you 10%!

 

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