Friday, June 28, 2013

LOTS of new info to share!

You can get any of these products by going to my online store @!

Don't delay...some are only for a limited time!

Don't forget...25% off Grab Your Greetings ends June 30th
*************BREAKING NEWS***************
New clearance items added to the clearance rack and they can be added to any order type. Not just online!
Holiday Stamp Sets & Framelits
The Holiday Catalog will be arriving soon and we also have a selection of holiday favorites from last year's autumn/winter catalog that are still available!
Here's the list:
  • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set - 128030 (W) 128033 (C)                                                                       
  • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set - 128030 (W) 128033 (C)
  • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set - 127922 (W) 128051 (C)
  • More Merry Messages Stamp Set - 126400 (W) 126402 (C)
  • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set - 128042 (W) 128045 (C)
  • Evergreen Stamp Set - 127970 (W) 127973 (C)
  • Punch Pack - 126882
  • Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies - 127816
Limited Time Availability: Individual New Color Markers
In the 2013-2014 annual catalog we have the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack.
For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own!
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NEW: What to Washi Class & Bundle
  • Are you lovin' Stampin' Up!'s new Washi Tape?  
  • Want to get a sneak peek at some new Holiday Catalog Washi Tape?  
  • Interested in learning new ways to use Washi Tape?
Then check this out...
What to Washi Class (134742), $14.95
The following topics are covered in the class:
  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . . 
Our What to Washi Class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. This class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.
* 7 PDF Documents
* 2 Instructional Videos
PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.
Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.
What to Washi Bundle! (134743), $36.95
Here's what is included in the bundle:
  • What to Washi Class (shown above)
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
  • Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (from upcoming Holiday Catalog)
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape (from upcoming Holiday Catalog)
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages from the upcoming Holiday Catalog; they aren't available for individual purchase until August 1! 

Both products are available until January 2, 2014 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ready Set Send!!!!! GET ME NOW!

Ready. Set. Send.

Am I the only one who regularly finds herself unprepared on the day of a friend's birthday? This is why I love our new Ready. Set. Send. card set! The set is $19.95 us, $24.95 can—which is a steal­­— because the set includes 10 cards with envelopes that come finished and ready to send. No one even has to know you didn’t make them yourself, because they are handmade by our very own employees here at Stampin’ Up! Just personalize the inside and you’re ready to go. Grab yours online—or talk to your demonstrator today!
You’re welcome!
Britni H.
Graphic Designer

Aqua Painters and Blender Pens

Overcoming Crafter’s Block

I am comfortable incorporating a number of stamping techniques in my scrapbooking. Coloring with markers? No problem. Embossing? Love it. Watercoloring? Um . . . not so much. I will go to crazy lengths to avoid it.

Then I decided to scrapbook some photos of my tulips. No problem, right? Not until I started looking at my stamp options and determined that the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set was the best complement to the pictures. I told myself I could just stamp the images with a single color and the flowers would look great. So I pulled out the Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads and stamped up a garden. The Daffodil Delight flowers weren’t dark enough to stand out on the Designer Series Paper, so I stuck with Calypso Coral—and decided it still looked too plain.
Which meant I needed to do some watercoloring.
I started with an Aqua Painter, but since I wasn’t adding any additional ink, the result was barely noticeable. So I switched to Blender Pens and started adding more color. That was more like it. I took my watercolored flowers back to my desk and started working with them. Nice, but they needed something more. So I stamped new flowers with StazOn ink so the edges would be more distinct and began the watercoloring process again. Here’s how they turned out.

I wouldn’t call myself a watercoloring pro (far from it), but I like the way these look. It was fun to make some of the flowers more yellow, some more coral, and some a good mix of both. I told myself they didn’t have to be perfect and each flower would be as unique as the ones in my garden.
Maybe next time I won’t be intimidated if a project calls for watercoloring. And the good news is I’ll get better each time I practice.
Do any stamping techniques intimidate you? How do you overcome crafter’s block?
Alyssa H.
Senior Writer/Editor    
 Comment today to ask how to get the supplies on how to do this! 

Monday, June 24, 2013



The 2013-2014 catalog is available now on Google Catalogs! It's interactive, it's easy—and it's compatible with both iPad and Android tablets in the US.

To access the catalog:

  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play).
  • Sign in using your Google or Gmail account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one by tapping the sign up button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for "Stampin' Up!"by tapping the small magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
  • Open the catalog by tapping the cover.
  • Add the 2013-2014 catalog to your favorites by tapping the small heart icon at the top of the screen. You can also favorite specific pages by tapping the heart icon on that page.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' Up! By tapping the small postage stamp icon next to "Stampin' Up!" at the top of the screen. Once you've subscribed, Google Catalogs will notify you every time we publish a new catalog!

Cool Features:

  • Browse the catalog with ease on your tablet.
  • Get more information, see additional images (beyond what is available in the catalog), and zoom in on your favorite products.
  • Watch videos from our YouTube channel and link to more information on our website right inside the app! 
  • SHOP ONLINE! Order products directly from the app with just a few taps through Stampin' Up!'s online store.

: Google Catalogs is currently available in the US only and is not supported in Canada at this time. We will test this app in the US and make it available in Canada as soon as Google opens up their product to that market.


HI everyone...LOOK WHAT YOU MISSED in this months class! Some really CUTE cards with NEW product from the new catalog that came out at the beginning of the month!

Treat Box using the new TAG A BAG GIFT BOX SET (130927) and TAG A BAG ACCESSORY KIT (130153)
Card using EPIC DAY THIS AND THAT designer paper (130814) and CHALK TALK stamp set (130634)

Card using all the new IN COLORS for 2013-2015 (Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio, Strawberry Slush ) and New stamp set Mosaic Madness (130249) with matching punch (131267) Mosaic.

Card using QUATREFANCY SPECIALTY designer series paper (130141), A ROUND ARRAY stamp set (129090), BANNER GREETINGS hostess stamp set ( 129714).

Card using LABEL LOVE stamp set (130622)

Contact me today to sign up for next months class or to order any of the products you see today! or leave me a comment.

Friday, June 21, 2013


A Bright Idea

Heat embossing is so much fun. I use it as often as I can. I love to watch someone run their fingers over something that’s embossed. The bit of texture and shine that it adds can really complete a project.
More often than not, I’m embossing something on a card, a gift, or a scrapbook page. Embossing can also be used for home d├ęcor! I found a lampshade at IKEA that was just begging for a little extra detail to be added.

Here’s what you’ll need:

* Lampshade (from IKEA)
* Embossing Buddy* Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder (or other color to match your home)* VersaMark Pad* Heat Tool (low setting)* Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set
This lampshade comes flat, so it was really easy to stamp on. The trick to making this work was my Embossing Buddy. The lampshade is made of plastic so it naturally has a lot of static. I thumped the Embossing Buddy all over the shade, then inked my dahlia stamp with VersaMark and randomly stamped onto the lampshade. I stamped a few, sprinkled on the embossing powder, then applied heat with the low setting of my Heat Tool. Even low heat can cause a little bit of warping, so be sure to go slow and be patient.

Repeat the stamping, sprinkling, and heating until you have all of the dahlias stamped that you wanted. Snap the two ends of the lampshade together, then attach the other pieces that came with the lampshade.
I’m always on the lookout for new surfaces that I can add a bit of embossing to. What fun and unique uses have you found for embossing?
Melody H.
Concept Artist

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Show and Tell

Show & Tell-Photopolymer

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to play with our new photopolymer sets, you are missing out! There are some clear advantages (forgive the pun) to using clear stamps. Number one—there is no guesswork when trying to achieve perfect placement. I also love the look of multiple images creating a pattern.
Show & Tell 1 and 2 are sets packed with buildable stamp images. And the shapes are perfectly on trend: arrows, hexagons, flags, and more.
To show off this set, I created a few quick projects. First, I made a card with the hexagon “Hello.” Using new colors, I alternated between Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Smoky Slate. This card came together so quickly.

Next, I used one of the arrow images and created a pretty background on this tag using Pistachio Pudding ink. I added a cute “You’re lovely” greeting that has been embossed in gold.

Last, I created a card background by stamping rows of images. I really like to use Whisper White Craft ink to stamp on colored cardstock. I’ve added a cute sentiment in the negative space created from punching out a circle on my card. This “Hello, you” is from Regarding Dahlias, another stamp set I have fallen in love with.

Right now, Stampin’ Up is also offering an online class that explores all the wonderful techniques and benefits of stamping with photopolymer. The Show & Tell Bundle offers the class and both stamp sets at a discounted price. Click here to learn more!
I could keep creating with these sets for days! Have you enjoyed working with our new photopolymer stamps, too? Tell us about it below!
Jen C.
Concept Artist

Monday, June 10, 2013

Craft Table Product Sneak Peek!

Sneak Peek of Product at an Up coming Woman's Conference at Radiant Church this weekend!
Fathers Day Chocolate Bar $2.00

Small Chalk Clip Board with Stamped Saying $5.00

Magnetic Scrap paper holder $2.00

Gum $1.00

Paper Clip Book Marks $2.00

Refrigerator Clothes Pin Magnets $2.00

Chap Stick Cozy $4.00

Kleenex Holder $1.00

Chocolate Holder $1.00

Necklace $5.00

Post It Notes $1.00

Small Legal Pads $3.00

CD Paper Case $7.00

CD Post It Case $7.00

Post It Blocks $ 2.00

All this and more is available by me and if you want to learn to make any of it just join a class I have available and put in the comment section what you would like to make. You can join a class by clicking the class tab at the top of the page. 

Splattering Tutorial

Splattering Tutorial

Today I wanted to demonstrate some basic techniques for creating different splatter sizes. I like to use the larger Aqua Painter for all of the splattering I do because the bristles hold more ink. I start by filling the Aqua Painter with some Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and rubbing alcohol. The more ink refill I use, the darker the splatters will be.
Small splatters

Squeeze your Aqua Painter to get some ink into the bristles. Then lightly tap your Aqua Painter on your pointer finger and over your project.
Medium splatters

Squeeze your Aqua Painter to get ink into your bristles. It’s basically the same motion you used with the small splatters—without the tapping . . . and you will want to hold your Aqua Painter more upright. Quickly move your Aqua Painter towards your project and stop abruptly. You’re basically trying to fling the ink onto your project.
Big splatters (drops)

Hold your Aqua Painter vertical—and high above your project. Squeeze the Aqua Painter and let it drip onto your project.
Another fun technique you can try is mixing VersaMark Refill with rubbing alcohol. This will leave sticky splatters that you can cover with embossing powder, like our Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. So fun!
I hope you found these tips helpful. If you have any questions, let me know! I’d be happy to answer them.
Christina N.
Concept Artist