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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: COVID-19 PRODUCT GIVEBACK

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! You can use the download in your cardmaking and paper crafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

 

 

There are 15 pages to the PDF!  The Share Sunshine PDF download is for personal use only.  When you purchase the download, please remember to not share it with others, as this takes away from the organizations we are trying to support.

Stampin’ Up! will donate all proceeds to the following global organizations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders.

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.

  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.

  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.

  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.

  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

Beginner's Brochure, Birthday Cards, Bundles, Cards, Ink Pads

Quick and Easy Stamping

If you are a new stamper, it can be very overwhelming knowing exactly what you need to get started.  Well, I’m here to help you with that!  Well, actually, Stampin’ UP! has made it very easy for me to help 🙂  If you aren’t aware, we have a brochure that is targeted to new stampers.  It’s called Experience Creativity, and you can download a copy HERE.  In this brochure, you’ll find the basics – kits, stamps, ink, paper, and a few additional items that will help get you started.

One of the bundles featured is called Celebrate with Cake.  It’s perfect for birthdays, of course, but there’s an assortment of stamps and sentiments that can be used for much more!  It comes with stamps, 2 full-size ink pads, an acrylic block, and a package of our Note Cards & Envelopes.

And if you aren’t sure where to start with designing your cards, there are samples that you can follow!  Don’t delay in ordering this bundle as it is scheduled to retire on June 2nd, or while supplies last.  Click on the image below to place your order!

 

I’ve created a how-to video for this bundle and have shared a few of my own tips, learned from years of experience, lol!  Please subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel to stay up to date with news about special offers, tutorials, and just general stamping fun!

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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It’s a Spring Thing!

Welcome to our April NC Demos Blog Hop!  You may have just come here from Tina Lesson’s blog and I know she shared an awesome project.  We have so many talented demonstrators who participate each month, I’m always excited to see what everyone has submitted!

Spring is finally here and even though we are still in the midst of a “stay at home” order in NC, I’m so happy to have some nice weather to enjoy!  My husband and I have already been busy in our gardens, weeding and freshening up as much as we can.  I just love getting out and digging in the dirt, it helps clear my mind and it’s an immediate boost to my mood.  Here’s a few pics of some of our perennials  🙂

 

Our blog topic this month is very appropriately focused on SPRING, anything to do with Spring!  Any of the things that make us think of Spring events, holidays, or just the lovely weather!

My projects this month are flower-themed.  I anxiously wait for our flowers to bloom each year, and they come much earlier here in NC then they did back in the northeast!  And a flower that you definitely see here in the south is the Magnolia.  It’s a magnificent flower and I think it smells heavenly.  So I was immediately drawn to this stamp set, Good Morning Magnolia when it was introduced in the current Annual catalog.  I’ve also used the Magnolia Memory Dies and Magnolia Lane DSP.  I just love the colors used in the DSP, they seem very calming to me, if that makes sense.  And here’s some great news, the stamps and dies will carry over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  But if you just need to have the DSP (and OF COURSE you do, lol!), you’ll want to grab it now before it sells out.  It’s still currently available in the Last-Chance section of my online store, as is the bulk package of the DSP, which is a GREAT value!.

   

My card is actually one that I submitted for a swap when the catalog launched.  I’ve made this same card several times since then, using the exact same materials, and also substituting other stamps and DSP.  It’s such an easy layout to replicate.  The box was inspired by the sample on page 37 of the current Annual catalog, I just changed it up a little.

The sentiments that I used on these projects is from the Petals and Parcels stamp set, another one that is carrying over to the new catalog 🙂   One of the many benefits of being a SU! demonstrator is that we get to see the new catalog early, so I’ve spent the last day combing through it to see what has carried over.  I was actually quite pleased to see how many of my current stamp sets are staying!  But, there are SO many new sets that I’ve already fallen in love with, so I’ll need to make some room for the new additions 🙂  If you’d like a copy of the new catalog, please comment on this blog post BEFORE April 29th, as I will be submitting my order for catalogs on April 30th.

I’d like to share a little tip with you on how I store my dies when they coordinate with a specific stamp set.  I purchase magnetic sheets from Marietta Magnetics.  I’ve ordered magnetic sheets from several other vendors and these are my favorite.  They are a soft, pliable sheet (not heavy at all )and they have an adhesive backing, so they stick right inside my stamp case.  And they are the perfect size, I don’t have to cut them down to fit.  This makes it so easy for me to know that I don’t have to search for matching die sets when I want to create something. Maybe this is something that would be helpful to you as well!

Don’t forget that we have a lot of Last Chance products, available only while supplies last!

You can click below to see everything that is currently available!

Thanks for taking a look at my projects this month.  Please continue on through the rest of the hop,  Sue Stapp is next up and I know you will be wowed!  Just click on the graphic below to keep “hopping”!

Happy Stamping!

Toni

Amy Kinler

Nedine DuPree

Tracie Evans Langley

Jo Anne Hewins

Tina Lesson

Toni Campana<YOU ARE HERE>

Sue Stapp

Ariel Matera

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Card and Project Instructions:  Magnolia Lane Thank You Card and Gift Box

 

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Stampin’ UP!’s Last Chance Products

 

Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products! Now is the time to get those last items off your wish list ordered before they are gone.Retiring stamps are available through June 2nd. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out. Below are my Top 3 things to know about the Retirement List.   Seeing the products online I think is the best.  If you prefer, contact me for a PDF or XLS file I can share with you.  Let me know if you have any questions.Happy Stamping!!

Toni

2018 – 2020 IN COLORS

 All 2018-2020 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don’t forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock for your craft stash. Check out the In Color samples below for color inspiration. You don’t want to miss having these bright, happy colors in your collection!

 

LOVELY LIPSTICKGRAPEFRUIT GROVEPINEAPPLE PUNCHCALL ME CLOVERBLUEBERRY BUSHEL

STAMPS VS. ACCESSORIES

 

STAMPS VS. ACCESSORIES

Retiring stamps are available through June 2nd. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.  Here are a few of the top-selling Designer Series Paper that are retiring.

See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS

    BUNDLES

Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carry over to the next catalog the discount does not so save on bundles while you can.

Forever Blossoms Bundle
Heart To Heart Bundle
It Starts With Art Bundle
Honey Bee Bundle
Free As A Bird Bundle
Friend Like You Bundle
VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS

 

Oh, there is one more thing I want to mention!  Stampin’ Blends ARE NOT RETIRING!!  They will only be available to purchase as a pair in the new catalog, so if you need just a Light or Dark version of your favorite color, now would be the time to grab them!

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Clearance Rack Refresh!

 

WOW!  We just updated our Clearance Rack with tons of new items, with discounts up to 60%!!  But don’t delay, these items will sell out quickly.

 

Be sure to use this host code when ordering online!

 

 

Product List

At Home Framelits Dies

At Home Framelits Dies
[143727]
$30.00

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
[148812]
$14.00

Black 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Cord

Black 1/8″ (3.2 Mm) Cord
[146350]
$6.00

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
[145663]
$28.00

Build A Bike Framelits Dies

Build A Bike Framelits Dies
[143729]
$27.00

Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit

Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit
[146857]
$18.00

Candles & Confetti Framelits Dies

Candles & Confetti Framelits Dies
[146319]
$23.00

Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies

Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies
[146826]
$24.00

Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies

Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies
[144679]
$39.00

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
[143725]
$33.00

Garden Scene Framelits Dies

Garden Scene Framelits Dies
[146355]
$30.00

Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies

Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies
[146354]
$26.00

Hummingbird Framelits Dies

Hummingbird Framelits Dies
[148538]
$27.00

Jar Of Sweets Framelits Dies

Jar Of Sweets Framelits Dies
[148524]
$30.00

Little Loves Framelits Dies

Little Loves Framelits Dies
[143743]
$27.00

Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
[146822]
$9.00

Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies

Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies
[148541]
$30.00

Old Olive Linen Thread

Old Olive Linen Thread
[148811]
$5.00

Orchid Builder Framelits Dies

Orchid Builder Framelits Dies
[143747]
$25.00

Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
[145656]
$9.00

Playful Pennants Framelits Dies

Playful Pennants Framelits Dies
[146352]
$26.00

Pop-Up House Thinlits Dies

Pop-Up House Thinlits Dies
[146829]
$33.00

Pretty Park Framelits Dies

Pretty Park Framelits Dies
[146825]
$28.00

Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
[145649]
$10.00

Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies

Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies
[144685]
$29.00

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
[146928]
$11.00

Silver Embossing Paste

Silver Embossing Paste
[145646]
$9.00

Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
[145648]
$8.50

Spot Of Tea Framelits Dies

Spot Of Tea Framelits Dies
[146821]
$26.00

Starlight Thinlits Dies

Starlight Thinlits Dies
[141840]
$29.00

Storybook Scene Thinlits Dies

Storybook Scene Thinlits Dies
[146357]
$28.00

Sweet Pins & Tags

Sweet Pins & Tags
[148571]
$5.00

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies
[144678]
$30.00

Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers

Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers
[146314]
$7.00

Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack

Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack
[146893]
$8.00

Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
[145650]
$32.00

Up & Away Thinlits Dies

Up & Away Thinlits Dies
[142748]
$30.00

Wicked Dies

$15.00
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So Grateful

We are definitely all going through a very strange and possibly stressful time with the current health crisis.  And even though a lot of us are inconvenienced and impacted in different ways, those who are on the front lines are definitely feeling the brunt of things, in my humble opinion.  The medical professionals are doing all they can possibly do given the ever-changing parameters.  And those in the service industry – grocery clerks, delivery persons, restaurant owners, and anyone whose business is deemed essential are facing day to day challenges to try to help us with everyday needs.  These folks are true heroes in my eyes.  And they have my heartfelt gratitude.

So, I wanted to create a card that honors them.  I created the card using our new Ornate Gardens Bundle Suite.  This is a bit of a sneak peek, because this suite is going to be featured in our 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  And YOU can actually purchase it now.  No need to wait until the catalog goes live in June, isn’t that great 🙂

I decided to take a different route than to focus primarily on the floral aspects of the suite, although they are quite beautiful!  I decided to create my own background using the small border stamp featured in the Ornate Style stamp set.

I stamped this image on a diagonal and just filled the card layer with it using Early Espresso ink.  Then I went back and colored some of the swirls using Light Mint Macaron Blends.  And to finish off the background, I used Wink of Stella over the Mint Macaron.

Next, I used the dies from the Ornate Style Bundle.  I used Early Espresso card stock and then I cut so I’d just have a top and bottom piece.  I stamped the greeting, So Grateful on Mint Macaron cardstock using Early Espresso Ink and then adhered to the top and bottom pieces of the cut frame pieces to the greeting.

Next, I stamped the small daisy on Whisper White using Early Espresso Ink, and added some color with Light Mint Macaron Blend, and then a little more Wink of Stella over the petals.  I fussy cut the image and added one of the Gilded Gems for the center of the daisy.

To finish the card, I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the stamped panel and tied a small bow on the right-hand side.  The greeting and daisy were added with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed my card and remember to thank those who are so instrumental in helping us through these trying times!

Measurements:

Card Base – Early Espresso, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″

Early Espresso Border – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Mint Macaron – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

Mint Macaron Greeting – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″

Whisper White Panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whisper White for Daisy – 3″ x 1 1/2″

 

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Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Mini Catalog Inspiration
Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Parisian Blossoms suite combines glamour, romance, and elegance to create a timeless look that you’ll love for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The stamp set features iconic images and thoughtful greetings while the two coordinating dies add beautiful floral or traditional Parisian images.

The gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, with its champagne foil accents, is perfect for floral, romantic, elegant, or shabby chic styles – it’s so fabulous you’ll need 2 packages, one to use and one to hoard!

This suite also includes beautiful accents that carry through the sparkly champagne look with both Champagne Rhinestones and Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. This suite is ideal for creating cards that wow!
It’s a simple but impactful style that you’ll love to create and share!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Paris Merci Note Card

Parisian Blossoms Suite

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Parisian Beauty (#151466)
INK: Crushed Curry (#147087), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Gorgeous Grape (#147099), Lovely Lipstick (#147140), Basic Gray (#149165)
CARDSTOCK: Gray Granite (#146983), Lovely Lipstick (#146970), Crushed Curry (# 131199), Shimmery White (#101910)
PAPER: None
ACCESSORIES: Metallic Silver Thread (#138402)
ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
TOOLS: Parisian Dies (#151463), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (#151775), Sponge Daubers (#133773), Bone Folder (#102300), Take Your Pick Tool (#144107)

TIPS: Use the putty tip of the Take Your Pick tool (#144107) to pick up small die-cut pieces and place them where you want them.

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SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER VIDEO

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Parisian Blossoms Suite