Hello and Get Ready

Hi there! It’s been over a year… I know, it’s been crazy. Exciting changes, though, and I’m finally crafting and ready to blog again. I hope I can keep up with regular posts.

But, first. While I get ready, I want to tell you about TWO sales coming up in October. That way you don’t kill me for missing out on these great deals.

To help you celebrate (and hopefully craft on) World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is having a sale on select items. World Card Making Day is October 7 this year (it’s usually the first Saturday of October), but one day was not enough. The sale will last for 10 days, October 1 to 10.

The sale is for 15% off all notecard and envelope sets, as well as select stamp sets. You can view the flyer here.

There is also a great deal on Fast Fuse, a super duper sticky tape runner. Buy one Fast Fuse, and get TWO refills FREE! That’s a $25 value for just $10. I’m stocking up.

The second sale is one that I’ve been waiting for! This sale lasts the whole month of October, and many papers will coordinate with the stamp sets on sale for World Card Making Day. How this works is that you add three packs of qualifying Designer Series Paper to you cart, then the fourth pack will come up free. In my interface, I have to add the fourth pack to get it free; I’m not sure how if you would get prompted in the customer online store. Just make sure you get all of your packs!

In previous years, we could only order regular 12×12 packs as part of this sale, but this year, it has been expanded to include one specialty pack and three 6×6 packs. Wow! Two packs from the holiday catalog are also included. Here’s a link to the flyer so you can see the details.

I would be remiss in telling you about other deals going on, too.

Host a qualifying party (or put in an order with your wishlist) from now until October 31, and if your total is $300 or more (before tax and shipping), you get a free stamp set for the holidays on top of your regular Stampin’ Rewards.

I’m still trying to decide how I want to do my Christmas cards, and I haven’t qualified for this set myself, but don’t be surprised if it does make it onto one card or another…

The reindeer, sentiment, and candles are outline stamps with matching solid stamps that you can use to color the outlines or to use alone. Pretty nifty.

Here’s the flyer to see more details, as well as images of the set.

Okay, this is not really a deal. More like a special reason to get Paper Pumpkin in October and November. If you like hand crafted cards and gifts for the holidays, the October AND November kits will feature those for you. Plus, the two kits are designed to go together. We don’t get any previews either, so I’m excited to see what’s in store for these two kits. Just sign up by the 10th to get that month’s kit. So, go! 🙂

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Happy Father’s Day

My crafting stuff is still in limbo, so I totally love that I have the Paper Pumpkin kits (and the other kits in the catalog) to use. The May Paper Pumpkin kit was specifically designed for the “manly” occasions such as Father’s Day, so I turned to that for this year’s card.

However, I didn’t want the kit as-is. I’m a crafter, right? I had limited time and brain cells to devote to the dilemma, though, so I did what I saw other demonstrators showed on their blogs — I substituted the orange corrugated paper for another designer series paper. This way, I customized my kit, but in a fast way! I opted for a sheet from the Serene Scenery designer series paper stack. I used the one with the dandelions. It was hard to tell with the paper by itself, and I bet you can hardly tell on the card.

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I like how the paper has a gradient of color. Such a nice effect for a card.

Now, I can also save that corrugated for some other project… hah!

Sneak Peek for June Kit

Every once in a while, Stampin’ Up! will post a sneak peek of their next Paper Pumpkin kit. The best place to look is the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page. And they did show a picture of some of the contents of the kit. It’s not much, but it gives you an idea of the colors.

Maybe they’ll tease us with more pictures before the ONEDAYDEAL promo is over tomorrow night, and the deadline for signing up for the June kit.

Paper Pumpkin for $5

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Ever thought about trying out Paper Pumpkin, but didn’t for one reason or another? Well, here’s a GOOD reason to try it out.

For approximately one day, any new customer who signs up for Paper Pumpkin can get their first kit for just $5 (plus tax). Normally, each monthly kit is $19.95, which is still a good deal. You get materials for the month’s projects (typically 6-8 cards, or sometimes 3D projects), a stamp set exclusive to that month’s kit, and an ink spot. Your first kit also comes with an acrylic block.

I love these kits for quick cards for which you didn’t anticipate but need right away. (Can anyone say “I almost forgot Father’s Day?”)

Sign up starting today at 5pm Mountain Time, or until Friday June 10 at 11:50pm Mountain Time, and you’ll get your first kit for $5. Don’t forget to use promo code: ONEDAYDEAL. You can skip any month or just decide not to get more kits. The deadline for each month is the 10th, and kits ship around the 15th.

Offer does not apply to current customers or prepaid subscriptions. Customers are identified by the email address they use when creating an account.

Let me know if you have questions or need help. Try it and have fun!

P.S. If you’re looking for a gift for someone, prepaid subscriptions are great, too!

New Catalog is Here!

Once again, we are in transition. I hope to post ANY project at some point. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, it’s June and that means we now have a new catalog! To go along with that, we have two promotions, one for hosting and one for joining.

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In the month of June, any order (individual or workshop) over $350 gets an extra $35 in Stampin’ Rewards! That means that instead of starting with $42 in free stuff to choose, you start with $77 to choose. Stampin’ Rewards are percent-based, so the higher your total, the more free stuff you get. Once your order hits $450, you also get to choose one item for half-price!

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If you decide that you like a lot of stuff, why not get it at a discount? Join as a demonstrator for $99, and you get up to $125 in product with no shipping, just tax. (If you bought $125 in product, you’d pay shipping AND tax.) Plus, in the month of June, you can add in 2 stamp sets of your choice FREE! That’s a bonus right there.

But, if you’ve got more on your wish list, as a demonstrator, you now can order all that stuff at a discount.

What’s the catch? Nothing. There is no obligation to buy more than the starter kit. There is a quarterly minimum to stay active, but that doesn’t apply until the end of September. You won’t be penalized if you decide to drop.

Let me know if you have any questions. My website was updated recently, but some of the information seems to be out of date…

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