Stampin’ Up! August – December Mini Catalog is Open!!

Yay!! Today is the day that the new Stampin’ Up! August – December Mini Catalog is open for orders!!

And the new store is open too! It’s a little different, but I really love the larger pictures and I’m starting to get used to the new menus and filters on the left. And I still need to check all my blog links, so if you click on an item, it will take you to my Online Store Front but not to the right item yet.

I’ve added links to a PDF version of the catalog to my promotions page and sidebar, so you can view it online if you want. If you want a copy of the catalog and are considering becoming a customer of mine, let me know and I’ll be happy to send you one!!

And to celebrate the new catalog, I’m offering a Double Wildflower Points promotion beginning today through Monday August 10!

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Monday Aug 10, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!

Time to start redeeming those Bonus Days Coupon Codes!

  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31 2020, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the amount of an order.
    • Note that rewards and gifts are based on the final value of your order after your coupon codes have been applied. 
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug–Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today is the day for then new August – December 2020 Mini Catalog to open for orders!! Yay!! The NEW and improved Online Store will open at 7:00 AM (MT) – I can’t wait to see it. But until it opens, here is a simple Thank You card that you can make with items from the new catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to the front of a Very Vanilla card base with Stampin’ Seal. I cut out a panel of Cajun Craze card stock with the label from the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhered it to the card front.

I cut the double sprig dies from the Sunflowers Dies from Copper Foil and adhered it to the card stock die cut. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Versamark Ink on a strip of Very Vanilla. I sprinkled it with Copper embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I stamped the little pinecone from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Cajun Craze ink next to the sentiment and cut it out with the label die from the Tasteful Labels Dies

I adhered the label over the sprigs with dimensionals and added a copper ribbon bow.

I stamped more pinecones in Cajun Craze ink on a Very Vanilla panel and cut out a single sprig from Copper Foil using the die from the Sunflowers Dies. I adhered the copper foil die cut to the Very Vanilla panel and the trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Gilded Autumn DSP. I adhered the panel to a CajunCraze mat and then to the inside of the card.

This is a very simple card that is very dramatic with the foil designer series paper. And because it’s Stampin’ Up! you know that the copper foil and ribbon will coordinate beautifully with the DSP (as well as the Cajun Craze card stock and ink). (NOTE: As I pulled together my product list, I discovered that the Copper Embossing powder retired a few months ago and is no longer available. My apologies. If you don’t have it from before it retired, I recommend using the Gold embossing powder instead.)

Enjoy shopping the new items from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Copper foil – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (sprig die cuts)
  • Cajun Craze – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front label)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/1″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. This is hands down the best poinsettia bundle ever! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting three sets of petal clusters and the embossing inserts from Real Red card stock using the Poinsettia Dies that are part of the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle. I also cut one each of the leaf dies with the embossing inserts from Garden Green card stock and a berry sprig from Silver Foil. I embossed a panel of Whisper White with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White panel. I popped the panel on the front of a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals.

I cut out the fancy label frame from vellum using the Ornate Layers Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the stitched label from the Ornate Layers Dies. I adhered the label to the vellum frame with Stampin’ Seal and then adhered it to the card front.

I sponged the center and edges of each of the flower petals with Real Red ink and I sponged the edges of the leaves with Garden green ink. I gently curled the flower petals under with my bone folder and adhered the layers together with glue dots. I brushed each petal with the Wink of Stella glitter brush and adhered one of the beautiful new beaded pearls to the center. I adhered the flower to the card front with glue dots. Then I adhered the leaves and silver sprigs and a polka dot tulle bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the poinsettia in the lower corner, also in Real Red ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Layered die cut poinsettias make the prettiest Christmas cards. But they can also be used for holiday tags, ornaments, garlands, package decorations and small bouquets. And since the petals come in clusters, they are easy for children to work with in holiday craft projects! So the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle is a definite must have when the catalog opens on Tuesday, Aug 4!


Today is The Last Day to Earn Bonus Days Coupon Codes!!

It’s the last day to to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! We’ll be able to start redeeming the coupon codes tomorrow! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend today, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


Tomorrow the August – December 2020 Mini Catalog is Live!!

The new Online Store will open at 7:00AM (MT) tomorrow morning with the new products from the new Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. You can review my blog post from Friday to get details on the new Online Store. If you don’t have your new catalog yet, but would like to be one of my customers, let me know and I’ll be happy to send you one. It has a boatload of great products for the holidays!


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.  

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red – 3-1/2″ x 7″ (flower petal die cuts)
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Vellum – 2″ x 5″ (label frame)
  • Silver Foil – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (berry sprig)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and embossed panel mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin – Summer Nights

Hello! Last week I received my July Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together some of the projects but instead of making postcards, I turned them into cards. And it was so easy because the postcards fit perfectly on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ standard card base. The backgrounds are so pretty with the colors of sunset and the look of watercolor. And the projects really capture the magic and innocence of Summer Nights.

Here are the cards that I put together with the kit:

And you can see that I also made one of the tea light bags. Instead of using just the Blackberry Bliss ink spot that came with the kit, I pulled in my Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana ink pads and stamped the fireworks in all three colors. I did this on the tea light bag, the card fronts and the envelopes.

Here’s the tea light bag with a battery operated LED tea light. That firework cut out is so magical!

And here are close ups of the cards. I pretty much followed the instructions, just adhered them to card bases with Stampin’ Seal.

For the first card, I just adhered the postcard to the front of a Whisper White card base. And it fits perfectly in the envelope.

I adhered this card to a Coastal Cabana card base. The vellum jar is perfect for catching fireflies!

The lanterns in the last card are so sweet and the sentiments in the kit are just gorgeous!

Here are the contents of the kit:

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the cards:

And here is the Add on Kit (item 154973 – $10) that you can purchase here. It consists of 24 beautiful card bases and coordinating envelopes. The card bases are different images than the postcards in the kit, but with the same beautiful colors and watercolor look. The envelopes are so cute with the gold foil and colorful firefly linings.

And some projects that you can make with the the Add on Kit, using the Paper Pumpkin it and other items from your stash.

And here are some alternative projects that the Paper Pumpkin team put together:

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog. They describe how to make each of these alternative projects and the Add on Projects. And they have additional ideas from demonstrators on projects using the July kit and the Add on kit.

And if you are interested in the refill kit (item 154956 – $10), you can purchase it here.

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates The World’s Greatest

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! The kit includes Distinktive stamps, which are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp. While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the card designs also have a masculine feel – perfect for the men in your life!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the August 2020 kit is August 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Options:


Stampin’ Up! Online Store Updates and School Supply Sales Tax Holiday

Stampin’ Up! Online Store Changes coming August 4

Stampin’ Up! is updating the Online Store on August 4th! The current online store will go offline at midnight (MT) and the new store will go live at 7:00 AM (MT) on August 4.

Stampin’ Up! is updating the look and feel of the Online Store and bringing in many improvements to make it easier to navigate while you shop!  Here are some features of the new Online Store:

  • The store is designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.
  • New and improved store navigation provides an updated and enhanced shopping experience.
  • The site utilizes new, larger imagery to better showcase products and allow up-close details to be seen.
  • New sorting options and filters provide a more intuitive shopping experience, making it easier to find what you are looking for. The store’s organization and terminology are also more intuitive too.
  • The site utilizes inventory status information to show customers what items will be retiring soon, have low inventory, or are backordered so you can make informed purchasing decisions.
  • You can mark their favorite items for later reference, and you can create and share personalized wish lists.
  • A new Quick Shop feature makes it easy to add items to your cart. And there is a simplified checkout process.

A Few Things to Know:

  1. Your current account information and passwords will still work with the new site.
    • Be sure that you know your current login information so that you can log in right away!!
    • If you don’t know your login information by heart (or if you do like I do and have it saved to your browser so that you don’t have to remember it every time):
      • Log into your account today and then click on “my account” and then “email/passwords” and either record the information that is shown or, if it’s not shown, update your password and then write it down.
  2. While old bookmarks and links will forward to the “new” store, your browser will see it as a new site. So the first time you log in, it will prompt you for your account and password.
  3. Be sure that you see my name in the top right corner to earn my rewards and benefits for ordering!

If You Have Trouble Logging In:

  1. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can click the “Forgot Password” link on the new online store’s sign-in page and follow the steps to reset it. (The password reset email will come from noreply@info.stampinup.com.). Should you run into any problems there is a link in the password reset page with additional information.
  2. If you have trouble accessing your account, Stampin’ Up! can help. Just call them at 1-800-STAMPUP and they’ll be happy to help!  Unfortunately, I’m not able to assist with password changes as it’s a security issue for you. But Stampin’ Up! can definitely help you!

I’m looking forward to seeing the new site, especially the larger imagery!!😊

US SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY

Ten states will be offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies during the months of July or August. Products that are eligible according to the statute include “items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” To see the names of participating states, products exempted from tax, and sales tax holiday dates click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes. 


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

We’re in the final days to to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! We’ll be able to start redeeming the coupon codes on Tuesday, August 4! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.