Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Price Changes on Some Catalog Items and Decreases

To Make sure I tell you the correct information from Stampin' Up!, I have Copied and Paste what was made available to all demonstrators this morning.

Product Price Increases: As any viable company must do, we continually evaluate our pricing to ensure we're offering high-quality, competitively-priced products while also remaining profitable. To that end we have made the following product-line increases:
  • Ink pads and refills: Our last price increase for ink pads and refills was in 2009. Over time, our costs have gone up, resulting in a small price increase.
  • Extra-large punches: Our punch supplier increased our cost on some of our punches, necessitating a price increase on our largest punch-body style.
  • Big Shot, cutting pads, and crease pads: Our supplier has raised their prices, and we've adjusted our prices to be in line with those changes.

  • Product Price Decreases: We are happy to announce that we've been able to negotiate a cost savings on Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, which has made it possible for us to lower the price of all embossing folders.

  • Even-Dollar Pricing: We have moved to even-dollar pricing; this means you won't see any $xx.95 in our prices, including supply items (please note, however, that you will still see some products priced at $xx.25, $xx.50, and $xx.75). The benefit of this is a much more simple pricing solution that is also consistent with how many other direct-sales companies price their products.

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!
Heart Punch

Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon Item # 133671
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Fuse Fast Adhesive Item # 129026
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.38 CAN

Fry Box Bigz L Die Item # 132966
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Confetti Hearts Border Punch Item # 137415
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$22.46 CAN

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Baby Shower Thank You Notes

Well, I've been a busy person, making the little gift bags for my daughters' upcoming baby shower.  Then I thought, "well, I might as well do the thank you cards for her too."  So that is what I'm sharing with you today.

I purposely kept the notes simple and flat for easy mailing for her.  Here is what I came up with.

As you can see, I went with the elephant theme along with the gray and yellow color scheme!  They are so cute, I really like them!!  I used Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards.  These are so handy to have on hand, you get 20 card bases, cut and scored, along with envelopes, for only $5.95!  Great price and great to have for a quick note!

Stamp set: Patterned Occasions and Work of Art
Card stock: Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Inks: Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry
Markers: Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz

Well off to create some more, hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!  Mary

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retiring List


April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)
We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to contact your customers and let them know they'll need to get them before they're gone! We're also including the My Digital Studio list, with all products discounted 30 percent off retail.
*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). 
Retiring List
These lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type. Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information for your customers and your events.

Weekly Deals

Build a Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$33.95 $25.46
Handpicked Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$24.95 $18.71
Label Card Thinlits Die
Price$32.95 $16.48
Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Price$22.95 $17.21
So You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$24.95 $18.71
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.95 $4.46
Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up!
Price$10.95 $8.21
Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape  by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mini Treat Bag

Hello and good Monday morning to all!  Today I want to share this cute little treat bag which I'm going to use as a Mini Gift Bag, perfect size for a small gift and gift card too!

I found the directions/video over on Glenda Culkins' blog HERE.  Very simple and not hard to make either!

As you can see I used the Zoo Babies stamp set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I used some Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper to give this a try and I like how gender neutral it is!

Ink: Smoky Slate
Card Stock: Whisper White and Smoky Slate
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die
Glimmer Paper
Round punch: 2-1/4 and 2-1/2, non SU
Flower is from Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

When I'm ready to use it, I'll probably pinch the top together and punch some holes and thread some ribbon through the holes to close it with.

Have a great day……..Mary

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Butterfly Thinlits are Back


April 17, 2015

After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!
Remember, you and your customers can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Zoo Babies Card

Well, I recently purchased this cute little set, with the thought in mind to make some baby cards.  Of course, you could use this cute set for a small childs' birthday too.  I found the directions for the card base over on Angie Juda's blog and wanted to try my hand with this type of card fold.

I think this card turned out so sweet!  The sentiment on the inside is from a retired stamp set, but knew it would work for this card.  The sentiment under the elephant is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Designer Series Paper I used on each side is from All Is Calm, yup, Christmas designer series paper.  You may be able to find it on the Clearance rack.

The tag was made with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  Ribbon is Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron tied with Silver Metallic Baker's Twine.  The flowers are punched out of Silver Glimmer paper and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack with Basic Pearls for the center.  Card stock is Soft Sky and Whisper White.

I'm in baby mode, as my oldest daughter is expecting her first child in mid-August!!  They have chosen to be surprised with the sex of the baby at birth!

Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful week-end, it's suppose to be kind of wild here, weather wise, this week-end, sure hope it doesn't pan out!  Mary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ampersand Wedding Card

Today I want to share a "different" card that I made the other day.  I found my Ampersand embossing folder and thought to myself, "you've never used this yet, time to give it a try."  So I thought and thought and came up with this VERY simple card.  I had a harder time finding a stamp to use to stamp the words with!

I used the Back to Basics Alphabet.  This was a bit tricky to do, but I think it came out just fine!  Will I make another one like it, I don't know, maybe I can think of a way to "step it up" some how.

It was an easy card to do and took maybe all of ten minutes to make.

Stamp set: Back to Basics Alphabet
Card stock: Whisper White and Coastal Cabana
Basic Rhinestones
Ampersand Embossing Folder

Well, that is my share for today, off to relax and create some more!    Mary

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies Item # 135851
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Labels Collection Framelits Die Item # 125598
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Striped Scallop Thinlits Die Item # 133734
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Something Borrowed Embellishments Item # 137855
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets Item # 137788
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Mother's Love Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 137170
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Handheld Stapler Item # 139083
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.38 CAN

Monday, April 13, 2015

Flower Patch and Butterfly Thinlits Update

Ok, yesterday I had time to get into the craft room and play around, it is so relaxing to me to go upstairs and play with my ink, stamps and scissors!

I found this cute card on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.  I found the card HERE.  I did change my just a tad but I like how it came out too!  I made two, one for the future and one for Mother's Day, gotta get a jump on these things!

As you can see I also used the Berry Basket Die, that in itself makes a cute item too!

Stamp set: Flower Patch and Hardwood
Card stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Tea Lace Paper Doily
Basic Pearls
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Bermuda Bay
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks for coming by…..Mary


April 10, 2015
Like you, we sincerely hoped that the Butterflies Thinlits Dies would arrive in time for Sale-A-Bration, and when that didn't happen, again like you, we hoped they would be here in time for our Free Shipping promotion. Unfortunately, that is not going to be the case.
Originally they were scheduled to arrive by April 8; we then received notification from our supplier that although the ship had reached the west coast port, the container containing the Thinlits was still on the ship. We have since received verification from a third party that the vessel is still in the port--and though it docked on Friday, April 3, the container with the Thinlits has yet to be pulled.
Because the container has yet to be discharged from the vessel, the soonest the Butterflies Thinlits will arrive in our warehouse is the beginning of the week of April 13; our best estimate for orderability, based on this information, is April 15.
We realize you and your customers may be disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards--especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:
  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free Shipping Ends Tonight

Don't forget, FREE SHIPPING ends today at 11:50 pm, MST, by computer.  Ends at 6:50 pm, MST, by phone.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Your Perfect Day

Sorry this is so late in the day, I had to clean the house, not as much fun as stamping that is for sure!

One of my daughter's best friends is getting married next month, so I thought I would get a jump ahead and get this card made for her. I saw this card over on Linda Higgin's blog, she made her card for a different occasion.

So simple, so easy and perfect with any color you choose too.

Stamp set: Your Perfect Day and Flower Shop
Ink: Soft Sky
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Silver Glimmer Paper
Bird Builder Punch
Basic Pearls
Mosaic Embossing Folder
The Oval embossing folder is retired

Hope you had a great day too.  Mary

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Free Shipping and Weekly Deals

Remember there is FREE SHIPPING until April 10th.


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Flower Fair Framelits Die Item # 133731
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Hearts Collection Framelits Die Item # 125599
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Stars Framelits Dies Item # 133723
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Metallic Silver Encore Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Brights Designer Buttons Item # 130028
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Fun Flower Punch Item # 133785
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding Item # 125583
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hot Diggity Dog

Good Monday to all of you, I hope you had a Blessed Easter too!

I needed to make two birthdays cards, both of my girls have April birthdays, as does my husband too!  Well, he reminded me that we needed to get the first one in the mail, yikes!  So I got busy the other day and made two of them.  I'm sure my girls are tired of receiving the same cards, but that's just the way it goes!  I hadn't used this set before, so I was looking for some good ideas.  I found this one on Pinterest and it lead back to Ann Clemmer.  So I CASE'd it!

One is made with Elegant Eggplant, for my purple loving girl and the other one is made with Pink Pirouette, for my pink loving girl.  I hope they both like it.

Stamp set: Hot Diggity Dog
Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and  Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Black Staz-On
Stampin' Write Markers
1/8" Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon (retired), used this for the grass.
Red Glimmer paper
Confetti Heart Border Punch for the hearts

Hope you have a great day…..Mary

Friday, April 3, 2015


  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders). 
  • All order types qualify 
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping. 
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping. 

Pleasant Poppies

Hello my friends, how are you all doing?  Well I hope.  On Wednesday our temps got up to 80 degrees and hubby mowed the lawn for the first time of the year.

The other day when I was using some of the blue tissue paper that comes in the Paper Pumpkin kits, I was trying to think of other way to use it.  Well I saw a video over on Frances Martin's blog where she stamped on white tissue paper and the light bulb came on!  I believe it is called Faux Linen technique.  Here is what I came up with.

I colored the image in on the back-side of the tissue paper with my markers.  I really like how it came out!  A nice way to use what some would throw away.

Stamp set: Pleasant Poppies and Love & Sympathy
Card stock: Whisper White
SU Markers: Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Black StazOn
Ribbon: Coastal Cabana SAB (retired)
Tissue paper: from Paper Pumpkin kits
Pearls, colored with my light Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
SU Glue Stick

I hope you have a wonderful, crafty Easter week-end too!  Bye for now…..Mary

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Berry Basket

Yesterday I played around in my craft room instead of cleaning my house, which happens way to much, but when a idea strikes, you go and create so you don't forget your idea!

When I first saw this die in the Occasions catalog, I wanted it and then I talked myself out of it, which in the end, for me, it is better to just buy it because I always end up ordering it anyway!  There are so many cute ideas being made with this cute Bigz L Die!

I just love the way this came out!  I'm going to give it to one of my clients and add some chocolates for her for a little Easter basket.  Do you see the blue crinkle paper in the box?  That is the paper that I saved from My Paper Pumpkins that I get each month.  Yep, we crafters are hoarders  recyclers for sure!!  I used my Fringe scissors to make the filler with, so easy.

Stamp set: Hardwood, Butterfly Basics
Ink: Soft Sky and Crumb Cake
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and Silver Glimmer paper
Wax paper (used to help release the butterfly shape from the thin lit, so I used it!
Butterflies Thinlits Dies
Vintage Faceted Designer Button
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Pool Party Bakers Twine (retired)
Berry Basket Bigz L Die

This is my share for the day, thanks for coming by, Mary

Oh, I just wanted to share, my bunnies, are well doing what bunnies do, they multiplied at my house the other day, lookie:
They are easy to make and fun too!