Say Hello to the new Stamparatus

What is a Stamparatus?  It’s the Best Stamp Placement Tool on the Market.

This great tool from Stampin’ Up! helps anyone get crisp, clean stamped images; plus you can make multiple projects in minutes – with an accuracy and consistency that makes stamping easier than ever before.

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Watch this video to see how the new Stamparatus works –

We have a brand new process for getting this tool – a reservation system with multiple reservation windows and approximate shipping dates.  The manufacturer can only make a certain number of these tools at a time so each reservation window has a limit and will close early if that limit is met.  So don’t delay.  The first reservation window opens today – Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 PM Mountain Time – That’s 4 PM in the Eastern Time zone.  Reservation Window #1 is Nov. 16 – 30, 2017 with an approximate ship date of Feb. 1, 2018.  Two more reservation windows will open later and I will post those dates as the time approaches.

If you missed the first reservation window – the second one will open on December 5th.

You will need to go to my online store – HERE – and make sure you have an online account set up. Click on the reservation button to complete your reservation.  Download an instruction sheet here – Reservation Instruction Sheet.

You will need to have a credit card to create your reservation but your card will not be charged now.  Be sure your email is accurate.  Once the tools are in the warehouse and ready to ship you will receive an email that it is time to complete your order.  You will go into your online account and the Stamparatus will be in your shopping cart – DON’T DELETE IT!!  You can add additional items to your cart.  Add at least one item to bring your total over $50 in February and you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item!  You can also add a hostess code at that time and update your shipping address if it has changed.  Close out your order and your card will be charged at that time and your order shipped.

Here are some Q&As for you – Stamparatus Launch Q&A

Reserve your STAMPARATUS*

*reservation period #1 starts at 2PM Mountain Time on Nov. 16, 2017

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Be ready to make your reservation!

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Little Teapot

More Stampin’ Blends.  Look how pretty this little teapot turned out.  blends-teapot-card

This is a little notecard – they are quick and easy since they come scored and with envelopes.  For this one I added a piece of Old Olive Card stock that’s embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder.

The teapot and succulent bowl come from the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series paper.  I colored with the new Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut them out for my card. I used the Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The little greeting is from the Banners for You stamp set and so are the little leaves I added to the envelope.

I’m off to OnStage Live in Salt Lake City today.  I’m going to try to add some blog posts while I’m away.  But sometimes that doesn’t work as well as I want it too.

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Place an order in my online store between November 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017 using the hostess code MC2RE7DH at check-out.  All orders will receive a small gift in the mail – any size order.  Order $50 or more in product and get an entry into a drawing for the exclusive Merry Patterns Hostess set.
I’ll draw one winner from all entries for the Merry Patterns stamp set and mail it to you.  **Do not select No Contact – or I won’t know that you ordered or have any contact information for you.  I will know that someone ordered just not who it is.
The Merry Patterns stamp set is seen in the photo below along with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blends on this card.
*Offered by Monika Davis – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. The Merry Patterns set was an exclusive set for qualifying Hostesses in September/October.
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Little Miss Piggy

I’ve been having fun playing with the new Stampin’ Blends.  I wanted to show you one of the cards I made.

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Isn’t she so cute?

I used the new Stampin’ Blends with the This Little Piggy set.  She is so happy on my card. Did you know you can also color the pearls?  I have a little tiny pearl in the center of the flower and it’s colored with the Pool Party Blends to match the flower.

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Have a happy day!  Thanks for stopping by.

Order the new Stampin’ Blends today.  Don’t forget about my giveaway for orders in my store through Nov. 15th – read more about it here.

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Stampin’ Blends are here

Say Hello to Stampin’ Blends!

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Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up!s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends.  These high-quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and dark shade.
Not an artist? You are now! These markers make it so easy to blend colors and create lovely works of art.

Watch Stampin’ Blends Video

Order starting today in my online store – use the hostess code – MC2RE7DH when you check out – for an entry into a special give away* for November.
The store is open 24/7.
SHOP NOW

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Place an order in my online store between November 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017 using the hostess code MC2RE7DH at check-out.  All orders will receive a small gift in the mail – any size order.  Order $50 or more in product and get an entry into a drawing for the exclusive Merry Patterns Hostess set.
I’ll draw one winner from all entries for the Merry Patterns stamp set and mail it to you.  **Do not select No Contact – or I won’t know that you ordered or have any contact information for you.  I will know that someone ordered just not who it is.
The Merry Patterns stamp set is seen in the photo below along with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blends on this card.
*Offered by Monika Davis – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. The Merry Patterns set was an exclusive set for qualifying Hostesses in September/October.
Have fun with Stampin’ Blends and bring out your inner artist!
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Happy Halloween

Well in the case of my card – Happy OWLoween!

It’s a fun card using products from the Spooky Night Suite.

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The fun Spooky Night Designer Series Paper has the spooky trees that you can stamp the owl right on to.  Then I used the witches hat print and cut out a hat to add on the owl.  And the eyes are sparkly with the Black Rhinestones.

I stamped the Happy OWLoween stamp and punched with the 1″ circle punch and then used a 1/16″ punch for a tiny hole to string some Black Baker’s Twine through.

TIP: I often take my clear mount stamps and cut them apart when images and words are on the same stamp.  So when I want to use them separately I can.  And when I want to use them together I just mount them back together on my clear block.  In this set the owl eyes and the Happy OWLoween together but I cut them apart.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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P.S. Today is the last day of the Designer Paper Sale!  Buy 3 and get 1 free from select Designer Papers in the catalog.

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing October 2017

It’s time for the October Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop sharing alternate ideas for the October 2017 kit – Pining for Plaid.

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This time I have a quick idea for you.  My favorite thing to do is to use Note Cards with the pieces from my Paper Pumpkin kits to make it go a little further.

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For this kit we have the pretty card bases in the Old Olive plaid pattern.  I took one of those and cut it into 4 pieces giving me enough for 4 note cards.  Then I used the left over bits to decorate it.  I still have plenty of bits left to do more.  I’m in the middle of prepping for some other classes so my play time was minimal.

I added the Whisper White Note Cards and some Gold Thread plus Old Olive ink.  I stamped one of the left over circle bits – this one looks like an ornament with the gold top.  And used up an extra set of the banners.  Super quick an easy.

If you didn’t notice this kit also coordinates with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper in our Holiday Catalog.  So you could pull in some of that paper if you don’t want to cut up your card bases like I did for this card design.

Don’t forget the this October kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit too!  Be sure to be an active subscriber by Nov. 10 to get the November kit.

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You can Sign Up Here.

And now on it’s time to move on to the talented Andrea and see what creative ideas she has in store for us with this month’s kit.  Just click the next button to visit her blog.

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Here is the rest of the Blog Hop List in case you get lost.

Thanks for visiting.

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Christmas Quilt Mini Cards

Do you remember a few years ago we used to sell 3×3 mini envelopes?  Well they are back in our Holiday Catalog. So I created a little set of mini cards to go with them.

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I used the Christmas Quilt bundle – the stamp set and the coordinating framelits for these cute little cards.  I also stamped each envelope to match the card.

To make a 3×3 card cut your card stock to 6″ long by 3″ wide and then score the long side at 3″.  For these I cut pieces of the Quilted Christmas Designer Series 6×6 Paper Stack for the front of each card.  Mine are 2-3/4″ squares.  Then I stamped the little quilted trees from the stamp set and die cut them with the die set and added the stitching piece to each one.

For the greeting I cut a 3″ strip of Whisper White card stock and I used a Real Red ink spot (I had one from a Paper Pumpkin Kit) to ink up only the words Merry Christmas from the greeting in the stamp set.  I stamped that on my strip for the front of each little card.  These would be cute for little gift enclosures this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by.

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