2020-2021 Annual Catalog is Live

Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is live! Yay!

2020-2021 Annual Catalog is Live

What does this mean? Why I am so excited? Stampin’ Up’s new catalog features a host of brand-new products — from stamp sets and coordinating dies, to Designer Series Paper, to punches, to ribbon, to kits, to embellishments, and more.

If you ordered from me during the past six to nine months, you should have received a new catalog in the mail. If you aren’t currently working with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you.

Here’s the link to the PDF of the catalog.

Brand-New In Colors

Each year, we look forward to playing with a brand-new set of In Colors. They’re always on trend with what’s happening in the world around us.

This year’s new colors are: Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee, and Misty Moonlight.

For this card, I used all of the new colors, but the base, the Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are all Bumble Bee.

I hope you enjoy these colors as much as I do.

Want a Free Bundle?

Beginning June 3 and running through June 30, receive an additional free bundle of your choice when purchasing Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of product for just $99 (it’s all shipped free) AND get a free bundle — whether it be a stamp/punch combo or a stamp/die offering.
 
Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you receive a minimum 20 percent discount on all orders you place, and you have an opportunity to earn a little income when your friends and relatives purchase from you, too.
 
In addition, you become a part of a larger stamping community. I invite all of my team members to join my team-only Facebook page where we celebrate accomplishments and share card samples. You also become part of a larger Stampin’ Up! community and get the perks available to all demonstrators, such as sneak peeks of products and catalogs and a chance to preoroder fun and exciting products.
 
To purchase the Starter Kit just click the Join My Team button on the top menu bar. Or click this link: https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2078804.

More Stampin’ Rewards

During the month of June, host a qualifying party of $250 or more (or place an $250 order) and receive an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards. That gives you a total of $40 in FREE product. What a great opportunity to get your hands on new products or stock up on those must-haves. Feel free to shop directly from my online store or contact me

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping!

Kim

 

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Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Showcasing a masculine card using Stampin’ Up!’s Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature’s Roots Dies.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Last Saturday, I participated in Team Stamps It’s monthly blog hop. This month, we featured cards centering on the men in our lives and Father’s Day. I made two cards, and I couldn’t decide which one to share. See Saturday’s card (using the brand-new World of Good Suite) here.

When I designed this card, I liked the idea of using the Woodland Embossing Folder to make a background with three different colors: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, and Cherry Cobbler.

The Rooted in Nature stamp set offers a host of images perfecting for creating masculine-themed cards. I’m excited to say this stamp set and its coordinating dies appear in Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

Rooted in Nature Thank You CardThe coordinating Nature’s Roots Dies coordinate with the above stamp set. Through June 2 or while supplies last, these dies are listed on sale for $15.60. That’s a deal!

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

A couple of notes about this card. I stamped the:

  • stump image with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and fussy cut with snips;
  • leaf image onto Vellum Card Stock with Garden Green ink three times without reinking. (That’s called third generation stamping.) Step away and let the ink dry before die cutting.

See the photo below for how that looks on Vellum. I then used a die cutting machine and the coordinating dies to get the images.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

In Other News

Be sure to check out Stampin’ Up!’s Last-Chance list of retiring products. This list shares the stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, embossing folders and much more that won’t be available after June 2. Some of the products are even discounted. If you’ve had one of these items on your wish list, be sure to get them before they’re gone. Availability is while supplies last.

If you’re looking for deals, Stampin’ Up!’s Clearance Rack is the place to be.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions or comments. I’m always here to help with your paper crafting needs.

Kim

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card Supply List

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Stampin’ Friends Geared Up Garage Sample

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop where I’m sharing a Geared Up Garage card sample.

Thanks for joining us on our blog hop today! Today, we showcase cards and projects created for the men in our lives. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. I’ve posted a list at the end of the post.

Geared Up Garage Card Sample

Stampin' Friends Geared Up Garage Card Sample

I’m excited this stamp set (Geared Up Garage) and its coordinating Garage Gears Dies carry over into Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The catalog debuts June 3. Look for a lot of fun, new product. (Hint: If you love this bundle and love a discount, purchase it now with a 10 percent discount. It won’t be available as a discounted bundle in the new catalog.)

A few pointers about today’s card. I:

  • embossed Silver Foil with the Hammered Metal embossing folder. What a cool look!;
  • stamped the car in Memento Ink and colored with Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends;
  • die cut the gears in Basic Black card stock; and
  • stamped the background “smoke” image with Smoky Slate.

Stampin' Friends Geared Up Garage Card Sample

Geared Up Garage Sample-Gift Pouch

Stampin' Friends Geared Up Garage Sample

Stampin’ Up!’s Acetate Card Boxes make great gift packaging. (Get 10 of them for $7.) This holds a Norwex cleaning cloth, perfect for shining up dad’s vehicle. These boxes are designed to hold cards and envelopes, but I dressed this up to create a unique presentation.

Using the card’s theme, I included a piece of Silver Foil and embossed it with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing Folder. I added the car and gear elements and topped it off with a piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Super cute and super easy.

Follow along the hop using the list below! Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim

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Maui Blog Hop May 2020

It’s time for the May 2020 Maui Blog Hop!

Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams.
 
With today’s cards, I’m giving you a sneak peek of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2022 In Colors: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, and Misty Moonlight. I love all of these colors; they complement each other so well! You’ll see them and be able to purchase them when Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog goes live June 3. There’s ink and coordinating card stock, ribbon, Designer Series Paper, and embellishments.
 

In Color Cards

I used a bunch of new products on these cards:

  • 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortments
  • In Color Card Stock
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Twill Ribbon
  • Lovely You stamp set
  • Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

Maui Blog Hop May 2020

Maui Blog Hop May 2020

While you’re waiting for the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog, check out the retiring products. Many of them are even discounted. Click here to shop that list.

Also, remember to check the Clearance Rack.

Thanks for stopping by today. The list of blog hoppers is below. Visit them all to see a variety of great cards and projects. Be sure to leave a comment.

Kim

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Making a Difference

Making a difference with rubber stamps, ink, and paper! Making a Difference Dandelion Wishes

“To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments. In this we make a difference.”

This is Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart. I truly believe and live this, even before I was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Creating and sending cards has always been a passion of mine, and Stampin’ Up!’s products make it easy and gratifying. Although I’m not the world’s best crafter (and I rely on Pinterest for inspiration, a lot), I love making cards and passing them along to others.

The card I’m sharing today is one I created multiples of early in the week. I experimented with Stampin’ Up!’s Bokeh Dots stamp set, which is retiring soon. So, I combined that with the Dandelion Wishes (which is carrying over) and made a handful. Then, each person on my list received this card. The list includes a teenage niece battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a friend of a friend diagnosed with stomach cancer, someone celebrating a birthday, and the list goes on.

I’m hoping people find joy and understand someone is thinking of them.

When my friend Dianne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma many years ago, I began sending a “thinking of you” card weekly. Because I couldn’t remember what I sent from week to week, I found it “necessary” to design a new one each week. She later told me she compiled all of the cards in an album and discovered I never duplicated a stamp set! Imagine that! When Dianne passed away, I vowed I would, in her memory, continue to send something weekly to support someone in their journey.

Chemo Angels

This group dedicates itself to facilitating the sending of cards to those undergoing chemotherapy treatments in the United States. It matches volunteers with patients. As a volunteer, you commit to sending at least one card a week and often a small gift.

I’ve written to many patients through the years, and though it’s not meant to be a pen pal program, I know I’ve made a difference. Some of the patients graduate from treatment and others lose their battle.

A few years ago, I received a letter from a man who lost his wife. He thanked me for the cards and letters, saying he found a basket of them by his wife’s chair. She turned to them when she needed a pick-me-up. Those cards, made with rubber stamps, ink, and paper, made a difference to her.

It seems like such a small thing to do. But it’s the one thing I CAN do.

Stealing a saying from a fellow demonstrator: Making a difference one card at a time. May you find joy and purpose in your paper crafting.

Kim

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