Friend Card in Needlepoint

The new Needlepoint Nook suite in the 2019 Occasions catalog is beautiful. Nothing says handmade like stitchery! It reminds me of being a young girl and learning to sew and embroider with my mother, and to needlepoint with my aunt Edna. I’ve used the Needle & Thread stamp set and Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies (buy together and save 10%) with the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper to create this sweet friend card. 

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Here’s what I made:

friend card made with Needle & Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, bundle, Needlepoint Nook paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

friend card made with Needle & Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, bundle, Needlepoint Nook paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

friend card made with Needle & Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, bundle, Needlepoint Nook paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Balmy Blue card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 3″ x 3-1/2″
  • Petal Pink CS cut to 1-7/8″ x 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Needle & Thread stamp set:

  • large flower in Flirty Flamingo onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • smaller flower in Berry Burst onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS – once full strength and again without reinking the stamp
  • leaves and tiny flowers in Old Olive, Berry Burst, and Flirty Flamingo inks onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • NOTE: I colored the stamp with leaves and flowers using Stampin’ Write Markers
  • butterflies in Balmy Blue ink onto the top right corner of the Very Vanilla CS layer
  • sentiment in Old Olive ink onto the Petal Pink CS
  • three little flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink onto the Very Vanilla CS for the inside of the card

Die cut using the Needlepoint Elements Framelits:

  • stamped large flower, 2 small flowers, and leaf/flower cluster
  • three leaf outlines from a scrap of Old Olive CS
  • stitched design cut into the Very Vanilla CS layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Very Vanilla CS layer glued onto the DSP layer
  • leaves and flowers arranged and glued onto the Very Vanilla CS layer
  • sentiment adhered onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • large Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

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Here’s the Year-End Closeout! Only 4 more days!

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

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Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

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Butterfly Beauty Abounds Friend Card

Here’s another sneak peek of new products from the 2019 Occasions catalog, which goes live in only 5 days! I used the Beauty Abound stamp set and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies (get the bundle to save 10%) along with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to create this lovely friend card.

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Here’s what I made:

Beauty Abounds stamp set, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, bundle, Wood Textures paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Beauty Abounds stamp set, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, bundle, Wood Textures paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Early Espresso card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Powder Pink CS cut to 3″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Beauty Abounds stamp set:

  • outer sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink onto the Powder Pink CS
  • small butterfly in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a scrap of Powder Pink CS
  • inner sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink onto the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS (Oops! I forgot to photograph the inside of the card. The sentiment is “…out of a whole world of people.”)

Die cut using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits:

  • small stamped butterfly
  • large butterfly background shape from a scrap of Powder Pink CS
  • large butterfly foreground shape from a scrap of Lovely Lipstick CS
  • NOTE: I had no trouble cutting the butterflies using the Magnetic Platform on my Big Shot. If your butterflies don’t cut well, use the Precision Base Plate with the regular platform.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • large Lovely Lipstick butterflies glued onto the large Powder Pink butterflies, then the whole thing glued onto the DSP layer
  • NOTE: I recommend putting glue on just part of the large die cut and lining it up, then doing another small section. Otherwise the large delicate die cut can flop around on you.
  • small butterfly glued onto the sentiment
  • sentiment glued over the butterflies using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

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Here’s the Year-End Closeout! Only 4 more days!

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

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Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

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Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions & Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

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Here’s more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

For Your Birthday Cheer Card

Today’s card is another one I made using the new Birthday Cheer bundle. You can see the first one here. I used a piece of the new How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper for the background, and took the remaining colors from that paper pack. These new products will be available January 3 – that’s just 6 days away! The Layering Ovals Framelits Dies added the perfect base for the sentiment and stamped cupcake.

Birthday Cheer bundle (Birthday Cheer stamp set and Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies) © Stampin' Up!

Birthday Cheer bundle © Stampin’ Up!

How Sweet It Is DSP © Stampin’ Up!

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Here’s what I made:

Birthday Cheer bundle, Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies, How Sweet It Is paper, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Birthday Cheer bundle, Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies, How Sweet It Is paper, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Coastal Cabana dots)

Stamped with the Birthday Cheer stamp set:

  • sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • cupcake in black Stazon ink beside the sentiment

Die cut using the Detailed Birthday Edgelits:

  • top edge of the DSP layer

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • sentiment and cupcake
  • scrap of Melon Mambo CS
  • scrap of Gorgeous Grape CS

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • cupcake in Granny Apple Green and Powder Pink

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • stamped oval glued onto the Melon Mambo oval
  • Melon Mambo oval glued onto the Gorgeous Grape oval
  • Gorgeous Grape oval glued onto the DSP layer
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base

 

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

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Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

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Here’s the Year-End Closeout!

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

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Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

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Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions & Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

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Here’s more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

APPT Day By Day Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

It’s time for the last A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop of the year! The December kit is called Day By Day and if featured a cute little calendar and a gift box it fits in. For my alternate projects I used some of the calendars to make birthday cards and some to make a calendar cube. I’ll send the cards to someone with a birthday or anniversary that month, and I’ll circle the date on the calendar – there’s a handy little circle stamp in the set just for this purpose! I’ve left the insides blank for now so I can stamp the appropriate sentiment in them later. I haven’t lined these yet either, but I’ll glue a piece of Whisper White card stock inside each one for the sentiment and handwritten note. 

The kit makes an 18 month calendar: January 2019 – June 2020. You can make 3 cubes, 6 months each, or you can use some for cards. Get two kits and you can do both!

Here’s what I made:

2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

I only got 3 cards made so far. For the first two I used only kit components on a card base. For the third one I also used a Gold Foil Sheet and some ribbon not in the kit.2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

The cube is 4″ x 4″ x 4″. I glued on the calendars going in all different directions.2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

Here you can see where the two boxes go together to make the cube.2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • 12″ x 12″ Grapefruit Grove card stock (CS) scored at 4″ and 8″ in both directions
  • Grapefruit Grove CS cut to 11-7/8″ x 11-7/8″, then scored at 3-15/16″ from all four sides
  • Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, and Gray Granite CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil Sheet cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • trimmed the sides off the sheets of white rectangular stickers (see below) – this gave me more stickers of the same length but different widths, some 1-1/8″ tall and some 3/4″ tall
  • trimmed some of the 1-1/8″ tall stickers to 3/4″ tall
  • trimmed the tops off the calendars for the cube and for one of the cards
  • 2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stamped with the Day By Day stamp set:

  • dots in Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, and Gray Granite inks onto some of the stickers

Assembled the cards:

  • burnished the folds in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • applied a stamped sticker onto two of the calendars, then glued them onto the front of the card bases
  • ran a 4″ piece of ribbon through the two holes and adhered the ends on the back
  • tied a 4″ piece of ribbon around the first piece of ribbon and trimmed the ends
  • adhered the first two calendars onto the fronts of the card bases using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • gold foil layer glued onto the front of the third card base
  • calendar with the top trimmed away (to remove the holes) adhered onto the gold layer
  • a piece of Gray Granite ribbon adhered onto the calendar
  • a piece of gold ribbon adhered onto the Gray Granite ribbon
  • glued (or will glue) a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS to the inside of each card base

Assembled the cube:

  • burnished the folds in the two large Grapefruit Grove CS pieces with a Bone Folder
  • cut down one score line on each corner, only to the first score line it crosses
  • cut away most of the 4 corner panels (the green areas below) leaving a little for a tab
  • cube diagram for 2018-12 Paper Pumpkin alternate projects Candy Ford #stampcandy
  • glued each tab to the inside of the adjacent side – this gave me two topless boxes
  • inserted the smaller box inside the larger box, open side first, and put a little adhesive just inside the seam where they met
  • glued the 6 calendars (I used January – June 2020) onto the 6 sides of the cube
  • applied a 3/4″ tall stamped sticker to each calendar

Here’s the hop:

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used other than what’s in the kit:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Oops! I realized the 1/8″ gold ribbon I used on the third card is retired. I substituted the 1/8″ gold cord below. Looks like I need to recheck my current products!

Here’s the Stampin’ Up! video for this month’s kit!

Here’s a sneak peek of next month’s kit!

January 2019 Paper Pumpkin #stampcandy

Here’s how to get your own Paper Pumpkin!

  • CLICK HERE to get a prepaid subscription. Save when you buy a 6-month or 12-month subscription!
  • To subscribe month-to-month CLICK HERE. 

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout!

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

Birthday Cheer Bundle Hooray Yippee & Cheers Card

Today I’m sharing a card made with brand new products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog: the Birthday Cheer Bundle! Save 10% when you buy the Birthday Cheer Stamp Set and Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies together in a bundle! This is such a fun set and you’ll be able to use it all year for any age.

Birthday Cheer bundle (Birthday Cheer stamp set and Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies) © Stampin' Up!

Birthday Cheer bundle © Stampin’ Up!

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Here’s what I made:

Birthday Cheer bundle, Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies, Animal Expedition paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Birthday Cheer bundle, Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies, Animal Expedition paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ c 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Birthday Cheer stamp set:

  • sentiment in Berry Burst ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Detailed Birthday Edgelits:

  • the top edge of the DSP

Cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

  • sentiment

Cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • circle from a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Lemon Lime Twist ribbon wrapped around the front of the card base using Tear & Tape, with the ends meeting on the front
  • sentiment glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist circle
  • Lemon Lime Twist circle adhered onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals, so that it covers the ends of the ribbon

 

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color! (The Pool Party is in the DSP.)

 

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Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

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Here’s the Year-End Closeout!

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

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Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

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Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions & Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

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Here’s more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

 

Poppy Parade Candy Cane Christmas Card

I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas day full of warmth, love, and cheer.

 

Today I’m sharing a wonderful Christmas card made by Judy Newsome, one of my Candy Hearts team members. She used the Candy Cane Season bundle to create this trio of Poppy Parade candy canes on a vellum background over a layer of Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper. 

 

Here’s what she made:

Christmas card made by Judy Newsome using the Candy Cane Season bundle and Santa's Workshop paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Christmas card made by Judy Newsome using the Candy Cane Season bundle and Santa's Workshop paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Christmas card made by Judy Newsome using the Candy Cane Season bundle and Santa's Workshop paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Poppy Parade card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Vellum CS cut to 1-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″ for the sentiment
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Candy Cane Season stamp set:

  • 3 candy canes in Poppy Parade ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Poppy Parade ink onto the Whisper White CS strip
  • 3 sprigs of holly in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • a sprig of holly onto the large piece of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Candy Cane Builder Punch:

  • 3 candy canes

Cut using the Detailed Trio Punch:

  • rounded the four corners of the large piece of Whisper White CS

Fussy cut using Paper Snips:

  • 3 sprigs of holly

Colored using a Poppy Parade Blends Marker:

  • 9 small pearls (color them while they are still on their backing, them move them to the card)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes and holly glued onto the Vellum
  • vellum adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape, hiding the adhesive under the candy canes
  • sentiment adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape
  • three pearls applied to each holly sprig
  • a piece of Poppy Parade ribbon tied into a box and adhered onto the Vellum using Mini Glue Dots
  • large Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what she used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s the Year-End Closeout! 

During the Year-End Closeout promotion, you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Definitely place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

CLICK HERE to see all the Year-End Closeout items.

Here’s how to get your copy of the new catalogs:

Just click on this button and I’ll send you the new catalogs, along with a list of the bundles, the Designer Series Paper coordinating colors, and a handmade card!

button - free catalog

Here’s how to shop 2019 Occasions/Sale-a-bration items now!

2019 Occasions Catalog © Stampin' Up!2019 Sale-a-bration Brochure © Stampin' Up!

 

  • Become a Candy Heart!
  • Join my team and you can order the new products right now, instead of having to wait another month!
  • No selling required! I welcome Hobby Demos! (Hobby Demos join to get the discount for themselves.)
  • CLICK HERE for the details!

Here’s more stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!