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Posted on June 30, 2020

Money Saving Tips

Join My Team/ Stamping

Happy Monday! Today I have several tips that just might save you some money.

If you've been around the Stampin' Up! world for awhile, you know that color coordination is one of the best features of our products. No matter if you are using ink, paper, ribbon or other embellishments in one of our exclusive colors, everything will match!

That can create a challenge though if you want every color of ink that we sell! To purchase you would spend $375 and then if you added the ink refills plus tax and shipping you would be looking at over $500! While I would love to have a sale, here are a few alternatives that would give you all our fabulous colors, yet not break the bank!

First, take a look at our Many Marvelous Markers set. For $123 (plus tax and shipping) you can get all 40 “core colors” plus Basic Black in one case, with extra spaces for In Color Markers. Each 5 marker In Color set is only $15 plus t&s. You can use your markers to color right on your stamps! When I joined Stampin' Up! over 18 years ago, I bought the markers first and then added ink pads as I went along.

A second option is to purchase “uninked” Stampin' Spots and ink refills for all of the colors. Stampin' Spots are 1″ x 1″ “mini” ink pads. A package of 5 “spots” is $9.00 plus tax and shipping and ink refills are $3.75 plus t&s. You can see, this would be much more cost effective.

Lastly, for just two more days, joining Stampin' Up! is an even better deal. For $99 plus tax, NO SHIPPING, you get to choose $125 in products (like the complete marker set!) AND you get to add any stamp/tool bundle of your choice! This is a terrific deal. Of course, another bonus is you get…ME…and all the other members of my team, Girls, Ink.

If this appeals to you, click here to check out all the details and, if you find it's for you, you can join before the end of June and grab the extra stamp/tool bundle!

If joining isn't for you right now, you can click on a link below to go to my online store and grab some colors!

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Posted on June 18, 2020

Color Combinations

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Do you struggle with deciding on color combinations for your handmade cards? Here are a couple tips that you might find helpful.

First, our catalog is filled with great samples! If you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like a catalog, please give me a shout!

Second, I often pull out color charts, like this one, to help give my creativity a little boost.

I get tired of using the same old colors. If you could use some new ideas, I've added some color charts below that use Stampin' Up!'s core colors. Feel free to print out and use!

color charts

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Posted on June 17, 2020

If You Like Peonies and Pink…

Die-Cut/ Papercrafting/ Stamping

This project might just tickle your fancy! It uses our new Prized Peony bundle and Magenta Madness ink.

Project instructions follow and if you'd like to order any of the supplies, just click on a picture below.


  • Bundle/Stamps:  Prized Peony Bundle [154056] , Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set [152559]
  • Ink: Magenta Madness [153117] , Just Jade [153115] , Gray Granite [147118] Classic Ink Pads, Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [153106] , Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [153107]
  • Paper:  Peony Garden Designer Series Paper- DSP [152483] , Magenta Madness 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153080] , Just Jade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153079], Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]
  • Misc: Layering Circles Dies [151770] , Stitched Shapes Dies [152323]


  • Magenta Madness  CS: 4 ¼ x 11
  • Whisper White CS: 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ for circle, scrap for greeting, 2 strips 1 x 5
  • Just Jade: 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ for circle, scrap for greeting
  • DSP: 2 x 5


  • Using Magenta Madness ink, stamp large flower randomly on Magenta Madness card front folded in half. Set aside.
  • Make a banner edge on one side of the DSP. Dies cut 2 borders from Whisper White strips using peony dies. Adhere them to sides of the DSP. Adhere to the middle of the card.
  • Die cut largest stitched circle from Whisper White and corresponding scalloped circle from Just Jade cardstock. Stamp same flower on white circle using Gray Granite ink. Color flower with Magenta Madness and Just Jade blends. Adhere to Just Jade scalloped circle. Add to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp “Hello” in Just Jade ink on scrap of Whisper White cardstock, then die cut with corresponding circle. Die cut slightly bigger scalloped circle from Just Jade scrap. Adhere both circles together. Add to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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