Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! for December 31, 2013


Price: $24.95 $14.97

Staff Pick
This template gives you an easy way to capture your year in photos—just add pictures and journaling for each month!

~My Digital Studio Team
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Classic Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in collections to make choosing coordinating colors simple. Exclusively designed stamp pad lids fold under to make inking large images like background stamps easy.

* Dye-based ink
* Acid free
* Coordinate with exclusive Stampin’ Up! cardstock and Stampin’ Write Markers
* Firm foam pad for great ink coverage
* 1/2 oz. ink refills available
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Bold ribbon with a denim look and feel. Ideal choice for projects for kids, teens, and the men in your life. Coordinates with the Well Worn suite to add the perfect homespun, grunge, or country look. 3/8” wide, approx. 10 yards.
Price: $26.95 $20.21
See what you're cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them).

* 10 layering dies (largest: 4-3/4" diameter)
* Cuts a single sheet of paper
Price: $7.95 $5.96
New larger size! Folder: 4-1/4" x 6-3/8". Coordinates with the International Bazaar suite. Textured Impressions Embossing Folders emboss a single sheet of paper and make deep impressions. Use with the Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and the Multipurpose Platform.

Price: $23.95 $17.96
Sandable cardstock for an antiqued, distressed, color-popping look. Outside layers are exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors—one side textured, one side smooth. Inside layer monochromatic color. Reveal inside layer by sanding, tearing, distressing.

* 80-lb. weight
* 40 sheets; 4 ea. of 10 colors
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free, lignin free
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Our Glimmer Paper is a no-mess way to add glitter to any project—now in silver, too! Cover-weight paper covered in Red or Silver glitter that will not brush off. Create festive shapes with Bigz, Bigz L, or Bigz XL, and Originals Dies, or any cutting tool. 2 sheets total. 12" x 12".
Price: $2.50 $1.88
Silver dazzle and sparkle with less mess. Fun glitter adhesive. 0.6 oz. Narrow tip for precise application. Nontoxic; acid-free. (This item is a favorite from the 2012 holiday catalog.)
Price: $4.75 $3.56
If you’ve embossed before, you know what fun it is to see the powder melt into a smooth, shimmery, image--right before your eyes! If not, you are in for a real treat! Embossing gives a gleaming, finished look to any stamp project.

* 1/2 oz.
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Designed to frame around stamped images from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set, so you can see where to cut the images! Cut single sheets of paper. Largest frame: 4-15/16" x 4-15/16". 6 dies. Use with Big Shot Machine, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose platform

A lot of great things on sale this week.. 3 Big Shot items.  I know I will not be able to pass up the Silver Glimmer Paper.  I love that you can color it any color you want, check out this Tips & Techniques Tuesday to see how it is done - Click Here.  The Dazzling Details are also a great deal, just like Christmas again. 

Also Don't forget the Clearance rack Blitz still some great deals Click here to see them 

Sale-A-Bration is coming up don't forget to book your party either here or on-line.

Happy Stamping 

Mary

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - Burlap and Blooms Wreath, Making the Flowers for the Wreath

Good Morning,

On January 3 you can start ordering from the New Stampin' Up! Occasion Mini, one of the things I fell in love with is the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit.  I loved the Banner Kits in the Holiday Catalog and now I love the wreath kits. What great things can you do with these kits.  For today we are just going to concentrate on making the flowers.




There are four types of flowers in the kit
1. Fringe Flowers
2. Small Flowers
3. 6 Petal Flowers
4. Circle Flowers

The kit comes with every thing to make it except the adhesive.

Hope you like the video.


Check back next week as we put it all together.

Click Here to order your Stampin' Up! supplies


Happy Stamping
Mary

Monday, December 30, 2013

Grandma's Rocking Chair - December 29th - Cutting


Grandma's Rocking Chair Question - How do you not get  ragged edges when you cut cardstock?

This really is an easy one.  The most common problem with having a ragged cut it not having a sharp cutter. Be it a scissors, a rotary cutter, a trimmer or a guillotine cutter, it needs to be sharp.  Another thing I noticed is the cutting mat may be worn out.  This I find really more common than you would think and may be even harder to fix.  I have a lot of cutters.  A lot of trimmers and rotary cutters.  I have at least three big rotary cutters so that I can do multiple cardstock pieces at once.   I love them and they are great and makes my prepping for my classes easier.  But I have to say I got the second one and the third because I could not find a cutting mat to replace the worn out one.

Stampin' Up! has a replacement Mat for their cutter.
Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat
I have a few of those just in case.
Replacement Rotary Cut Bar (45 mm)
For the bigger ones you usually can turn them over and use all four or two sides but once they get a groove in them they start tearing the paper and leaving the ragged edge.  I have bought most of my large cutters at Sam's Club and it seems that even going to the manufacture sites they don't have replacement cutting mats for them.  I was lucky enough a few years ago to be in DC and found just by luck some mats for one of my first cutters and I bought 10 of them.  I really hope they last. 

So if your paper starts looking ragged when you cut I would suggest that you replace the blade and if it still happens turn over the cutting mat or get a new one.  Always try to buy extra blades and cutting mats when you purchase a new cutter.

Happy Stamping

Mary

Sorry this was late.  We had a game night of playing Apples to Apples last night and I forgot to publish this. I did not win

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials December 24 2013


Price: $11.95 $8.96
Sandable cardstock for an antiqued, distressed, color-popping look. Outside layers are exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors—one side textured, one side smooth. Inside layer monochromatic color. Reveal inside layer by sanding, tearing, distressing.

* 80-lb. weight
* 20 sheets; 4 ea. of 5 colors
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free, lignin free

Price: $12.95 $7.77

This download was added on 12/6/2011

Download includes:
* 8-piece stamp brush set
* 19 embellishments
* 5" x 3-1/2" double-sided postcard invitation designer template
* 8-page 11" x 8-1/2" décor designer template

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Includes everything you need to throw a quick and fabulous New Year's party: Happy New Year banner, invitation, bottle labels/tags, and favor labels.
* Perfect for New Year's, but can be easily adapted for birthday parties!

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
See our blog for more on this download.
Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 130019
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through.

* 10 yards
Price: $8.95 $6.71
2 folders to emboss card edges (ea. 6-1/2" x 2-5/16"). Coordinates with Large Scallop Edgelits Dies. Textured Impressions Embossing Folders emboss a single sheet of paper and make deep impressions. Use with the Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and the Multipurpose Platform.
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Use these clips on anything--scrapbook pages, cards, bookmarks in your This and That Journal.

* 24 pieces, 8 each of 3 designs
* Silver

Price: $16.95 $12.71
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. The large cutting surface of our punches give you better punching leverage and cutting precision, and the sleeker body makes it easy to store.

* Adds interest to scrapbook pages and cards
* Has an easy-to-use thumb lever
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Easily cut stamped images from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set. Largest heart: 2" x 2". 5 dies. Cuts a single sheet of paper using your Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform. Buy this item with the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set 
Price: $7.95 $5.96
1 die to cut card edges (5-3/4" long). Coordinates with Delicate Designs folders. Use with Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform. Cuts one sheet of paper.
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Emboss a hand-stitched look along card edges. 2 folders: ea. 2-1/4" x 6-3/8". Embosses a single sheet of paper using your Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads

Price: $5.95 $4.46
Classic Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in collections to make choosing coordinating colors simple. Exclusively designed stamp pad lids fold under to make inking large images like background stamps easy.

* Dye-based ink
* Acid free
* Coordinate with exclusive Stampin’ Up! cardstock and Stampin’ Write Markers
* Firm foam pad for great ink coverage
* 1/2 oz. ink refills available

Price: $24.95 $17.42
This bundle includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design), the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set, a Soft Suede ink spot, and a clear block to stamp with. These gift tags are perfect for making cute tags for any gift this holiday season.
Price: $4.75 $3.56
If you've embossed before, you know what fun it is to see the powder melt into a smooth, shimmery, image--right before your eyes! If not, you are in for a real treat! Embossing gives a gleaming, finished look to any stamp project.

To Order any just click on the picture or the title. To see them all on one page click here


Clearance Rack Items will be updated on December 27 Click Here to Check them outFor My Cheyenne 

Friends Don't Forget the New Occasion Open House on Sunday December 29th. Let me know if you are coming.

Happy Stamping
Mary




There's A Card Thursday - December 25, 2013 - Love you More Book Mark

Today on There's A Card Thursday we are going to be doing a Book Mark rather than a card.  When you watch the video you will understand why.

Using a new set called Love You More from the A Whole Lot of Love Promotion.  Also using anew punch that will be in the Occasion Mini which you can order on January 4.

Hope you enjoy the video.



Hope you all had a great Christmas

Happy Stamping
Mary

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to All


Merry Christmas to all.  
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After spending 4 hours in the ER on Christmas Morning.  I got a new Mandolin Slicer and it really works well.  We got home and have had a great Christmas.  The girls really enjoyed their gifts and this was the first year Kayla earned her own money and could buy her gifts and she really outdid herself.  I got an Otter Box from Meigan, just what I wanted.  From Kayla Bubble Bath, candles and lotion.  From Santa I got a new Address Book, something I have needed for a long time.

Last evening we went to Christmas Mass. I helped with the Children's program, they did so well and it was really good. I am so proud of all the children in Faith Formation and the teachers.

I may be a little late in getting There's A Card Thursday up tomorrow but I will have it up sometime tomorrow.

If you didn't get all your wish list for Stamping Products Click here to order yours. 

Enjoy your Christmas and remember Jesus is the Reason and Christmas lasts for more than one day.

Merry Christmas
Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - December 23, 2013 - December Paper Pumpkin


Today's Tips & Techniques Tuesday is making a Journal from December's Paper Pumpkin.

Do You Paper Pumpkin?  You should.  If you would like to click here.

I really love the Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kits.  A kit every month that you can complete in 30 minutes or under.  I really love to get it in the mail. Christmas every month.




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Merry Christmas 
Happy Stamping
Mary

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Grandma's Rocking Chair - December 22, 2013 - Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Grandma's Rocking Chair Review - Teeny Tiny Wishes


As most of you know this is one of my go to sets.  I use this one all the time.  There are 24 stamps in this set.  They are smaller Saying than most and will fit in most of the punches and die cuts.  I like it because you have most of the Holidays and saying you need.  From I'm Sorry, to Happy Graduation.  Not all the same writing style, which makes them look great even if you use them together.




I really like using it with the oval and scallop oval punch.  It fits so perfect.  

If you need a good Saying Set you should order this one.  


It also sells in Spanish and French.  Perfect for most holidays and greeting you will need.  This is one of the sets that you should have.

To order Click Here

Happy Stamping
Mary




Thursday, December 19, 2013

There's A Card Thursday - December 19, 2013 - Beautifully Baroque Card

Today on There's A Card Thursday  I will show you a beautiful card using the Stamp Set Beautifully Baroque (130895).  

This card is great because you can use it with almost any sentiment or saying.  I put these types of cards in my card box and when I need a special card I take it out and just stamp the saying inside.  It would be a great get well card, thank you, thinking of you or birthday card.


I also enjoy how all three of the things I used today on the card go together.  The Stamp Set Beautifully Baroque (130895), the Embossing Folder Beautifully Baroque  (130917) and the Designer Series Paper Eastern Elegance (130131) all fit together beautifully.  In fact you can get the Stamp Set Beautifully Baroque (130895) and the Embossing Folder Beautifully Baroque (130917) in a bundle (132732) for 15% off .





I really like this set and everything that goes with it.
 I am sure you would also.  Click here to order it now.

Here is the Video I really Hope you enjoy it.




Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for December 17, 2013


Can't believe the number and kind of deals this week from Stampin' Up!.  Let's check them out.


Price: $19.95 $11.97

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 1-page décor template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 1 double-sided postcard designer template (5" x 7")
* 1 greeting card designer template (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
* 34-page board book template (8" x 8")
* 69-piece stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments
* 2 punches

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fun way to launch your little one's special day out of this world
* A start-to-finish party: includes an invitation, thank you card, and board book templates for capturing your little astronaut’s special day
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:

Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy

I know a few of my folks will want to stock up on these as they do not appear to be in the Occasions Catalog.  Don't we all love to make these banners?
Build A Banner Refill Kit      132699
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Need extra banners for another home décor project? This kit includes canvas banners (with metal grommets) in fun shapes and trendy heavy-duty twine. Includes 18 5" x 7" blank canvas paper pennants, 6 ea. of 3 designs, and 9' of jute twine.

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Make accents for a Christmas banner: paper and centers for 4 rosettes, 3 glittered die-cut accents, 2 18"-pieces of Silver 1/8" Ribbon, 2 18"-pieces of Bermuda Bay/Pool Party 1-1/4" Two-Toned Ribbon, 36" Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 5 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 10 Large Rhinestone Jewels. Coordinates with the Banner and Build a Banner Simply Created Kits.
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Extra-large box for those extra-large (and extra good!) gifts. Decorate with stamps, ribbon, and other Stampin' Up! embellishments. 3 Kraft boxes. Food safe. 4-3/8" x 6" x 6".
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Gold and silver, silver and gold! Everything looks better when sprinkled in silver and gold. Ultrafine glitter. 2 containers: 1 Gold, 1 Silver; ea. 1/2 oz.
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Everything looks richer in gold! Create gold stamped images with the Gold Metallic Encore Pad. Acid free.
This is one you will want to stock up on for next year.  Those photo cards you are always looking for just got cheaper and they are so nice.
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Create oodles of cards quickly and easily with the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent kit. Materials for 12 holiday photo cards: printed cards with die-cut photo notches, note card for handwritten or printed message, closure stickers. Finished card size: 5" x 7". Acid free, lignin free.
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Classic rotary stamp with seasonal sentiments and images. Stamp size: 3-1/8" x 3".
I will be getting a few of these.  I love them and I can store them flat and they will still look great when I put them together.  My Extra bows are usually flat the next year and I can never get them to look good, now they can be flat and look good.
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Quickly and easily create one-of-a-kind paper bows for all your holiday packages. Light-weight, printed, die-cut pieces. 10 bows: 5 ea. of 2 sizes in 2 double-sided designs. Largest bow size: 4-1/2" x 3-3/4".
Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White.
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Four rows of stitches through touchable satin. 2012–2014 In Colors. 10 yds.
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Printed tags in a variety of sizes allow you to quickly and easily scrapbook your holiday memories when used with 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors. Also great for traditional scrapbooking or on cards. 35 heavy-weight, die-cut, printed tags: 1 ea. of 35 designs in 6 sizes. Sized to fit 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors. Largest tag: 4" x 6". Acid free, lignin free.
Price: $14.95 $11.21
The Seasonal Stripes album is gorgeous and functional. Complete with 10 divided page protectors, this 8" x 8" ring album will hold special holiday memories forever. Holds 8" x 8" page protectors. Album size: 11-1/8" x 9-1/4" x 2-5/16". Includes 10 divided page protectors: 2 ea. of 5 designs.

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Get on top of the metallic trend with beautiful silver stamped images. Acid free.
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Create oodles of cards quickly and easily with the Snowflake Season Simply Sent kit. Materials for 10 postcard ornaments: heavy Kraft cardstock with removable glittered snowflake, printed Kraft envelopes, die-cut Kraft cardstock centers, extra-thick Real Red Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals. Postcard size: 4" x 5-1/4". Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-1/2". Ornament size: 3-3/4" diameter.

That is a lot of specials.  I know my order will be going in soon.  Just Click Here to Start your shopping.

Have a great day stamping and preparing for Christmas.

Happy Stamping
Mary