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! 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.

Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I want to share a birthday card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle and the Peony Garden 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 colored a panel of the Peony Garden designer series paper with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background of yellow peonies. I colored the flowers with So Saffron and the leaves with Old Olive. I added touches of Light Calypso Coral to the centers. I colored a strip of the same paper to trim the bottom of the inside panel. I adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Gray Granite card base with Stampin’ Seal.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite card stock with a Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die and embossed it with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a small panel of Whisper White. I cut it out with a smaller scalloped rectangle die using the two step method so that it is shorter and I adhered it to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the layered embossed panel onto the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the large peony flower from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flower with So Saffron, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peony Dies. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to add some glitter and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow and some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off the card front.

I stamped three of the medium peonies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in So Saffron ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Basic Gray ink and trimmed the bottom with the colored strip of Peony Garden DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Coloring DSP with Stampin’ Blends gives a whole new look to the paper and gives you an opportunity to bring in a totally different color palette. Plus it’s relaxing fun – Why not give it a try?


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares – Sunday is the Last Day to Order!

The Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog are still available, but they’re filling up fast and the ordering deadline is on Sunday!! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Ordering deadline is August 2. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


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! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: 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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed die cut panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut flower)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I had so much fun making today’s card – it’s so different and a bit busy. You can find the supplies I used and card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge in the Blog Hop this week, and here is the fun color palette we are using:

I was also inspired by a couple of challenges in the design of my card. First is the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge TSOT467 with this cute sketch:

The second challenge is the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC274 Product Challenge using paper scraps:

These fun challenges combined well with the color palette to create today’s fun card! I started by arranging my strips of Playing with Patterns scraps on a panel of striped Playing with Patterns DSP panel and adhering them with liquid glue. Then I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Coastal Cabana panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a small Purple Posy panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles die.

I cut out the bird from the Birds & More dies from a small Purple Posy panel and the branch from a Coastal Cabana Panel. I punched two daisy petals from Whisper White card stock using the Medium Daisy Punch. I curled the petals backwards and adhered them together with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of Night of Navy ribbon around the panel and tied a bow on the left side. I adhered the label and the branch to the DSP strips with liquid glue and popped the panel on the front of a Night of Navy card base with dimensionals.

I popped the little bird on the branch with dimensionals and the daisy flower with glue dots. I added some Crushed Curry resin dots to the flower center and the branch. I finished the card front with three Purple Posy Butterfly Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the small butterfly and antenna in Coastal Cabana ink next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with Playing with Patterns DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was a little concerned about the unique color palette, but this turned out to be a really cheerful and fun card.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp 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 visiting!

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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Coastal Cabana – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut branch)
  • Purple Posy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (bird die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (punched flowers)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 3-7/8″ x 4″ (front background), Various 3-7/8″ strips of scraps – I used a 3/8″, 1/2″ and two 3/4″ wide strips

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I continue with my Christmas in July theme with a simple little Christmas note card made with the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Stamp set. This little photopolymer stamp set is in the Beginner Brochure and it has four floral stamps – one of them is a poinsettia! So I decided to use it for today’s Christmas card. 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 Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered another strip of Poppy Parade on the left side of the panel and wrapped it with Just Jade In Color ribbon, securing it in the back.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Poppy Parade in the lower right corner of a 3″ x 5″ Whisper White note card. I stamped the poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Whisper White panel. I colored it with Poppy Parade, Just Jade and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with a label die from the Tasteful Labels dies.

I added Wink of Stella on the poinsettia and berries and popped it on the DSP panel with dimensionals. I added a Just Jade bow just beneath the poinsettia. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I left the inside of the note card pretty simple – I adhered a panel of Whisper White to a panel of Poppy Parade and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set is the perfect stamp set for beginning stampers. When paired with the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper or the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack you have perfectly coordinated products that makes it easy to create beautiful cards. And also consider the Flowers for Every Season Cards and more pack that gives you a third option for coordination.


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: 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

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat), 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (small stamped die cut)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 3″ x 4″ (front background)
  • Stampin’ Up! Whisper White note cards (item # 131527) used for card base

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: