I’ve been having a lot of fun with the embossing paste in the last few days – I even made my own mask using the thinlits that I got on preorder – the Card Front builder thinlits dies which are bundled with Carols of Christmas. And then I mixed dazzling diamonds glitter with the paste and ended up with sparkly stars, moons and Christmas trees. I have a number of these in process which I’ll share soon.

Here’s the official Stampin’ Up! video showing the Embossing Paste and how to use it. Brandy shows a number of cards here. It wasn’t until I watched this that I decided that I really needed to get the paste. One tip – the paste really dries quickly – don’t leave it on your masks.

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s video. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

I can’t believe that I didn’t mention this yesterday – Stampin’ Up! is doing Bonus Days again this year. It’s basically a 10% discount that you earn this month and spend next. I love this promotion because I can earn the coupons too and next month I can spend my coupons on a pre-order from the upcoming Holiday catalog. Can you say win-win? :)

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Here are details that I copied directly from the Stampin’ Up! site so that there are no errors:

Earning period details

Details:

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
Deadlines:

  • Phone: July 31, 2017 by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Redemption period details

Details:

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
Deadlines:

  • Phone: August 31, 2017 by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: August 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Let me know if you have any questions,

Liz

I can’t believe that I forgot to remind you of the Paper Pumpkin deal and it ENDS tomorrow! Click here for the details of the offer and a video showing how to sign up.

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In case you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is about, here are the details:

  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and instructions.
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time (great gift idea) and save money with the latter 3 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits as supplies last. Sometimes complete kits are available at other times, it’s just the consumables so that you can make more.

Even more exciting – look what came yesterday:

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I know what I’ll be doing tonight and tomorrow!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is NJ99GP9Q (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the fresh fig 1/8” sheer ribbon. Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

Happy June! The old catalog is no more so I hope that you got everything you wanted from it and the new catalog is almost live. Stampin’ Up! is currently updating their systems to change from the old to the new and will be ready to take our orders by noon MT at the latest! I have my order ready to go… I also have a bookmark to celebrate the new catalog – I’m sending one to all of the people that I sent catalogs to. If you want a bookmark and a catalog, let me know. This uses the new Daisy Delight stamp set with the Bunch of Blossoms and showcases all five of the new in colors along with the new in color ribbon.

I started with a 5 inch by 1 3/4 inch piece of whisper white and used the scallop tag topper punch to make the top pretty. Then I used berry burst for the sentiment from Bunch of Blossoms. Next were the two daisy stamps; I used the outline in full strength and stamped off once the fill in stamp. I used all five of the new colors – berry burst, fresh fig, tranquil tide, lemon lime twist and powder pink. I added a piece of the new berry burst ribbon and the bookmark was complete. Easy, fun and a good reminder of all the new in colors.

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I can include the link to the catalog so that you can look at it – you just can’t order for a couple more hours. But you can definitely put your wish list together!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 7UYN7HEJ (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

 

Well as you are probably reading in Stampin’ Up! News everywhere – today is the absolutely LAST day to shop from the 2016-2017 catalog. Some of the products will end up on the clearance rack at massive savings but I’ve never seen the stamp sets do that. And not everything else makes it there so if you were waiting for extra savings, today is as good as it gets – unless you’re a betting person! The cut off is 11:50 MT tonight. Other things that are changing at this cut off are some of the bundles – under Retiring Products in the store there’s a section for Retiring Bundles. Some of the products are retiring and in some cases, it’s just the bundle pricing – so if you want to save 10%, today is the day to do that. This is also the last day to snatch up the Eastern Palace bundles along with the freebies.

Please be aware that there’s up to 12 hours whilst the ordering system is set up to remove the old and bring in the new. So you can order at noon (at the latest) tomorrow. I may possibly take a look a little earlier, just in case…

The other thing that you need to know is that during June, if your party (or order) hits $350, you get an EXTRA $35 in Stampin’ Rewards. This is huge. Normally at $350, you’d get $42 in Stampin’ Rewards, during June you get 42+35 which is $77. That’s a LOT of product! In fact, you could order ALL SIX of the host sets in the catalog and still have enough leftover for a pot of multipurpose glue! I’m definitely hitting that mark myself tomorrow!

Over the weekend, Julia and I had a project. She’s hosting a graduation party at her house for 4 of her nieces and nephews and she wanted to make little curvy boxes filled with m&ms and she found some graduation paper and other pieces for the project. The paper was fairly thin – not like Stampin’ Up! paper which is one reason why I personally NEVER buy anything but Stampin’ Up! – but she really wanted graduation hats. So Julia, her son James and I got together on Saturday and started crafting. I started cutting out boxes, James started portioning up m&ms and Julia started stamping labels using Bunch of Blossoms and the little heart from Bookcase Builder. Amazingly in a couple of hours we had them all constructed and just needed to wait for delivery of the 2017 charms.

Graduation curvy box

They arrived on Sunday and so Julia and I spent a couple of hours threading them on. The charms had VERY small holes –  we used a piece of gold metallic thread to help. We put one end of the thread through the tassel loop then threaded the charm onto both ends of the gold metallic thread (not easy!) and then just slid the charm onto the end of the tassel. James and I thought that they actually looked like cows – friesians in particular – if you saw a lot of them together (this is just a quarter of them!). What do you think?

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Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 7UYN7HEJ (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz