Happy Birthday Stampin’ Up!

Happy Birthday! 
Stampin’ Up! is 30 years old today. 

30 years of loving, living and sharing.  Shelli Gardner and her sister started Stampin’ Up! in 1988.  The two sisters dreamed of being able to express their creativity while establishing meaningful relationships and raising their young families.  Three decades later, tens of thousands of people around the world are living the dream themselves, using Stampin’ Up! products to express their own creativity through handmade cards, papercrafting projects, memory keeping, and home décor. 

And today we celebrate with a Stamp Sale!

The sale is today only – Tuesday October 23rd.  30 different stamp sets are on sale.

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Click on each list image to see it in a larger format.  There are 30 different stamp sets on sale. 

Here are a few samples.

 

What is your dream?  Join my PAWS team to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! dream.  The sale stamp sets can be included in your starter kit if you join today. 

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Blueberry Sweet Treat

I love sweet fresh blueberries.  We had blueberry bushes in our yard and in the summer time I’d go pick fresh blueberries for us to eat.  It was so yummy.  Then someone decided that we should get rid of them because they were so big.  And now I no longer have fresh blueberries to pick.  I may need to buy some new ones.  Anyway that brings me to one of our new In Colors – Blueberry Bushel!  It’s a yummy new blue that’s been added to our color collection.  While fresh blueberries weren’t practical to give as a pillow gift I found something just as yummy – chocolate covered blueberries!  So I decorated those up to give as pillow gifts at the PAWS Team Getaway retreat.

 

The packaging on these was a perfect match to our Blueberry Bushel so I didn’t want to cover it all up.  Instead I used some Designer Paper to create a backing and topper.  Added ribbon and a little tag made from the Treat Time stamp set.

Supply List

  • Treat Time stamp set
  • Petite Treat Framelits
  • Blueberry Bushel ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper stack
  • Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Silver Metallic Thread
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

It’s really quick and easy to dress up a little treat with paper and ink. 

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Pillow Box Surprise

One of my favorite things to use for pillow gifts in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are our packaging options.  You can find them on pages 192-193 in the Annual Catalog.  A new option in this catalog is the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  Initially I thought they were just plain Kraft boxes, but upon receiving them in my order they are printed with Polka Dots.  While coming up with my ideas for the Getaway weekend – I often like to give some type of adhesive and this time the Multi-purpose Liquid glue was the perfect gift for my Call Me Clover color AND the glue fits inside the pillow box!  The perfect solution.

To decorate the box I stuck with  Call Me Clover embellishments.  First a strip of the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper.  Then some of the Call Me Clover ribbon.  Stamp the little tag with a greeting in Call Me Clover ink and add few leaves that are Copper Embossed on Call Me Clover card stock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  The tag is tied on with Copper Metallic Thread.  Now everyone has a bottle of glue to use on their creative projects throughout the weekend.

Supply List

  • Kraft Pillow Box
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Copper Metallic Thread
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Rooted in Nature Stamp set
  • Nature’s Roots Framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (it’s the gift inside the pillow box)

Here’s a little closer look.

 

So far the In Color themed pillow gifts have covered Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover.  Two more to go so be sure to come back. 

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Grapefruit and Butterflies

After a ton of searching for something to use as a Grapefruit Grove themed pillow gift at my Getaway Retreat Weekend I finally found Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm.  And they were even on sale when I bought them – I think the lady at the store thought I was nuts when I bought all that they had.  But they were perfect for this little gift.

I used the Springtime Impressions Thinlits butterfly die to create the butterfly.  For the front layer die cut the butterfly out of the Grapefruit Grove card stock.  Then use the die for the back layer but instead of cutting it with the Big Shot; trace around the die on the back of the Designer Series Paper and then hand cut it out with the paper snips.  That gives you the solid butterfly for the back.  Add ribbon and a tag and you have a sweet little gift.

Supply List

  • Springtime Impressions Thinlits
  • Grapefruit Grove card stock
  • 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • Paper Snips
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
  • Window Box Thinlits (little oval tag)
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Silver Thread
  • 1/8″ handheld punch

You can substitute what ever stamp set you have and tag shape that you like.  I used the small oval from the Window Box Thinlits. The silver thread is used to tie the tag onto the bow.   I hope you like this little project.

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Notepad and Pen set

One of my favorite things to do is to make little gifts for everyone that attends my retreat weekends.  In July I hosted a Getaway Retreat weekend for my PAWS team and some other local demonstrators.  We had a fun creative weekend together and I showered them with little gifts throughout.  This week I’ll be sharing with you what I gave them.  My theme was the new 2018-2020 In Colors. 

On Friday when everyone arrived they had a sign with their name at the table plus a notepad and matching pen.  This was their Lovely Lipstick gift.  The notebooks and pens came from the office supply store and I decorated them with Designer Series Paper and tied them up with ribbon and a tag. It was the perfect thing for taking notes on the shoe box swaps everyone shared and for making a wish list!

Supply List

  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crafting Forever stamp set
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • 1/8″ handheld punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape

Here is a closer look at the tag.  I stamped the “stamp” image and water colored it, then fussy cut it out to add to the tag.

I shared the name signs yesterday but here it is again.  The supply list is below.

Supply List

  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Shimmer White card stock
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Lined Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Pineapple Punch ink
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • Blueberry Bushel ink

Thanks for visiting today.  Come back to see the next pillow gift everyone got.

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Join the Family

Today is the last day to join the Stampin’ Up! family and my PAWS team AND get a FREE set of ink pads.  That’s right a full set of 10 ink pads from the color collection of your choice – choose the Brights, the Regals, the Subtles, the Neutrals or the In-Colors.

You will get to add 10 free ink pads to your starter kit.  And you can put anything you want in your starter kit!  If your wish list is long then this is the time to join the family!  The Starter Kit is $99 (plus tax) and includes:

  • $125 in catalog product of your choice
  • business supplies – catalogs, orders forms, etc
  • a past Paper Pumpkin kit
  • FREE Shipping
  • BONUS – Free set of ink pads ends July 31, 2018

Read more about my PAWS team here.

Before I went on the Alaska incentive trip I had a weekend Getaway with my PAWS team.  We had a blast and I’ll be sharing the special pillow gifts I made for everyone at the event.  Each table had a name plate that I made using the Lined Alphabet set. 

 

Can you guess the theme I had going for this weekend?

I’d love to have you join the PAWS team and the Stampin’ Up! family.  Time is running out for the ink pad special – it ends July 31st.  You can always join my team at any time though. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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