Have Yourself a Stampin’ Up! Christmas

Have Yourself a Stampin’ Up Christmas! Friends, so much for my New Year’s resolution to blog on this site every day.  Ha!  But I’ve done better than I thought I would.  🙂  I want to let you know that you have until December 15th to place an order and receive it in time to have a Stampin Up Christmas!  Who doesn’t want that?!  As a demonstrator, I’m able to pre-order items from the upcoming catalogs, so I ordered things from the fabulous 2017 Occasions catalog.  I will DEFINITELY be having a Stampin Up Christmas!  Just wait until you see it!  It’s one of the best catalogs ever!!!! Even though you are going to want to order EVERYTHING in the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog, be sure to take advantage of the wonderful end-of-year prices on some of the items in the current 2016 Holiday Catalog and the items on the Clearance Rack. Shop the items that are up to 60% off by clicking HERE or by clicking on the item in the slide shows below. Here are the closeout items. Please note: prices in RED are items that are marked down to a lower closeout price   prices in black are retiring items that are NOT marked down to a lower price.  They are on the closeout list because they will not be returning.

Online Extravaganza Day One

Stampin Up Sale! First, be sure to Follow my blog with Bloglovin!! It’s an easy way to get updates when I post new stuff. Next, have fun shopping the Stampin Up sale that begins Monday, November 21st! I’m posting this early so you can have time to look through the catalogs and assemble your wish lists!!!  If you have any questions, please send me an email at charlene@stampinup.com. View the slide shows below to see the products that available only on Monday, November 21, 2016! November 21st Only Items To order the Enamel Shapes Bundle, which includes the following items, use item number 146002. Normally $43.00 Today Only Price $27.95 To order the Ombre Pads Bundle, which includes the following items, use item number 146003. Normally $45.00 Today Only Price $31.50 To order the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set (Clear) and the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies, use item number 146005. Normally $49.00 Today Only Price $39.20 To order the Gift Bag Punch Board at 30% off, enter item number 135862. Normally $20.00 Today Only Price $14.00 To order the Gift Box Punch Board at 30% off, enter item number 135863. Normally $20.00 Today Only Price $14.00 November 21st to 28th Sale Items Check out the dates for the items that are on sale November 21st until November 28th. Be sure to check out the Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  These are a smart purchase.  They will never go out of style and you will be able to use them forever!  Check out the Number of Years coordinating stamp set (not on sale, but totally worth the investment.)  

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Promotion

Stitched Shapes Framelits Promotion… plus discounted stamp sets!! Check out the beautiful new Stitched Shapes Framelits Promotion from Stampin’ Up!  Aren’t the shapes fabulous?  The little stitches are automatically added to the die-cut image when you cut it out with you Big Shot.  Those little stitch mark add such a fun dimension to your project.  How did we ever live without these Stitched Shapes Framelits? I am so in love with these projects! The best part is that the Stitched Shapes Framelits will be available in the 2017 Annual Catalog!!  Order them from now until November 30th at full price, and receive several coordinating stamp set choices at a discount of 25%!!!!.  Click HERE to view a list of the discounted stamp sets and to learn more about ordering this special framelits set!! P.S.  Can you believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday???? Here is a slideshow of the discounted stamp sets:

My Top 5 Picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

My Top 5 Picks From the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Take a look at my top 5 picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  New items were added today from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Be sure to order the items right away, because once they sell out, they are gone for good.  Be sure to also check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post to view ALL of the Clearance Rack items.  There are many more items than just my top 5 pick. #1:  To You and Yours Shaker Card Kit  was $24.00 | now only $9.60 #2:  Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit  was $21 | now only $8.40 #3:  Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack was $15 | now $6 #4:  Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection was $16 | now $6.40 #5:  Real Red Pom Pom Trim was $6.00 | now $2.40 Before you freak out and say to yourself, “All of this is Christmas stuff!” just think back to the start of the Christmas season and remember how excited you were when you promised yourself that THIS would be the year when you would get everything done without being stressed.  Then think back to the middle of Christmas season when panic set in and you realized that your plan failed.  You can conquer the failure by ordering my top 5 picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  Why?  Let me tell you. You can read about the features and benefits of the To You & Yours Shaker Card Kit HERE, and see examples of cards you can quickly assemble with the leftovers HERE, HERE, and HERE.  You will be a rock star when your friends receive these cards in the mail.  You can also give the kit as a gift to the card making lovers in your life. Who doesn’t want to open a present with the a tag from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit?  What I love most about these fun Christmas tags is that you can add them to small gifts and gift bags that otherwise wouldn’t make a great first impression and turn what at first glance looks like an underwhelming gift into the first gift your friends want to open. I have included both the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack  (just cut out the “2015”) and the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection for the same reason.  Each kit provides enough materials for you to quickly assemble not only scrapbooks, but also fun greeting cards.  It takes no time to cut and score card stock and use the items in both of these kits to put together cute Christmas cards. Do I even need to explain why you need the Real Red Pom Pom Trim?  I mean just look at how adorable it is!  Use it to wrap presents, string it up and use our Mini Metallic Clothespins to hang up your Christmas cards, or use it as an embellishment on your cards.  And hey, its’ red, so you can also use it for Valentine’s Day and Fourth of July projects! Here is a look at ALL of the Clearance Rack items.  Have fun shopping!!

Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card I created the custom template for this fun bookmark card almost ten years ago.  Over the years, I have played around with different versions of it (like the one HERE, which uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.)  I usually make cards are projects that are bold and brightly colored, but I decided to go with a softer look and feel for today’s card. This card does what its name implies:  it’s a bookmark and a card.  Just pull out the slider and write your sentiment on the back! Precision is really important with this card, so it’s not for the faint of heart.  But you can do it!  I’m in the process of making a step-by-step video how-to.  I’ll update this post as soon as the video is completed.  In the meantime, I wanted to post the pictures while I’m busy behind-the-scenes working on the tutorial.  Here is what you’ll need: Go to my sidebar and enter to receive free email updates whenever I post a new blog entry.  That way you’ll know when I update with the video and whenever I post something new.

It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card

It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card Isn’t this “It’s My Party” Treat Bag Pocket Card adorable??? I have to admit that when I first saw the color combos that are part of the It’s My Party Suite in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, I was a little worried.  The stark contrast of Basic Black with Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron was a little bewildering to me: However, I’m so glad that I was able to see all of the products in the collection in person at the 2015 OnStage Global Event.  I knew immediately once I saw everything with my own eyes that I needed to have it all!!  I mentioned in my previous posts this week HERE and HERE that one of the things I love the most about the It’s My Party Product Suite is that the colors are perfect for cards and projects for both men and women. Today’s It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card is no exception.  If you don’t like the Melon Mambo, just use Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand.  It’s that easy to make this card unisex. The It’s My Party Washi Tape is so colorful and versatile.  It’s so easy to add a belly-band to any card or project with Washi Tape for obvious reasons.  There is no need to cut and score; just put the tape around the center and cut it to fit, like I did in today’s It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card.  That’s it!  Check out the great colors in the It’s My Party Washi Tape Collection: You can add an extra bit of pizzazz to your cards and projects when you use Stampin’ Up!’s mini clothespins with the It’s My Party Enamel Dots.  Take a look at how I used both on my It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card: Ahhh!!!  I just love this It’s My Party Collection so much!  Can you tell???? Here is a complete list of the products I used to make this card: Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog