A Little Hello in Expressions In Ink

Today’s card features Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper, the Pansy Patch stamp set and the Flowering Vine Dies. On Monday I shared another design from this package of paper and if you missed that card, you can see it here

 

Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

 

 

Sometimes all you need to make a quick and easy card is a beautiful piece of paper and this paper definitely qualifies as beautiful!

To create today’s card, I started with a base of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of Shaded Spruce cardstock and Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper. The sentiment was stamped onto Basic White cardstock using the stamp set Pansy Patch.

 

 

I cut the sentiment out using the Flowering Vine Dies and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. These dies can be purchased as part of the Vine Design Bundle which includes the Vine Design stamp set and Flowering Vine Dies.  You can find the Flowering Vine Dies, Vine Design stamp set and the Vine Design Bundle in the Mini Catalog.  Sadly these dies and stamp set (as well as the bundle) will be retiring at the end of June. 

 

Flowering Vine Dies

 

Vine Design Bundle

 

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment before attaching it to the front of the card. To complete my card, I added two Holiday Rhinestones in Shaded Spruce. I made several of these cards yesterday and included them in several of my thank you packages. 

 

Expressions In ink

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper:  4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock:  scrap for sentiment

 

June Paper Pumpkin

 

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!
  • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (item #155459)

 

To receive the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, subscribe by June 10th! Click here to subscribe today! 

 

The Best Deal in the Catalog – The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Promotion

 

 

Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 this month and you’ll be able to choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (that’s $35 more than usual)! You can choose ANY current product. The Starter Kit is for everyone and there’s no risk in purchasing it (and it ships FREE). Everyone likes a discount and when you purchase the kit, you’ll start earning at least a 20% discount on everything you purchase. If you’d like to start your own business, Stampin’ Up! has many tools to help you along the way and you’ll have me to support you on your journey! For more information about the Starter Kit, please click here. Ready to purchase the Starter Kit? Click here

 

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Stampin’ Up! Product Videos

The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is here and today I have several Stampin’ Up! videos to share with you. 

 

 

First, I want to share with you that three products have outperformed their initial forecast. Two of the products are unfortunately unavailable and one is available but very limited.  They are:

 

This first video is all about the Beauty of the Earth Suite.  You can find information about this suite on pages 10 & 11 in the catalog and here at my Stampin’ Up! online store. If you’d like to purchase everything in the suite, you can use one item number (#155843) but you can also purchase each item individually. 

 

 

This next video is about our Expressions in Ink Suite. You can find information about these products on page 96 & 97 in the catalog and here at my Stampin’ Up! online store. If you’d like to purchase everything in the suite, you can use one item number (#155459) but you can also purchase each item individually. 

 

 

This next video is all about Designer Series Paper! It’s a much longer video and you’ll get a good chance to see each sheet of paper in all of our Designer Series Paper packages. Here’s a list of the new Designer Series Papers included in the video:

 

 

This last video is about our Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite. You can find information about these products on page 80 & 81 in the catalog and here at my Stampin’ Up! online store. If you’d like to purchase everything in the suite, you can use one item number (#155699) but you can also purchase each item individually. 

 

 

 

Hand-Penned Card Sampler

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code RUEEPPGZ and as a thank you, you’ll receive my Hand-Penned Card Sampler which includes 6 card kits (2 each of three different designs) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list. You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set).   The last day this offer will be available is Saturday, May 8, 2021.  For all the details, please click here

 

Hand-Penned

 

 

Starter Kit Special

Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 this month you’ll be able to choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (that’s $35 more than usual)! You can choose ANY current product. The Starter Kit is for everyone and there’s no risk in purchasing it (and it ships FREE). Everyone likes a discount and when you purchase the kit, you’ll start earning at least a 20% discount on everything you purchase. If you’d like to start your own business, Stampin’ Up! has many tools to help you along the way and you’ll have me to support you on your journey! For more information about the Starter Kit, please click here. Ready to purchase the Starter Kit? Click here

 

Connect, Craft & Collect $25

All personal orders over $250 (before shipping/tax) will receive $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards (free product).  We all love free product! You can choose any current catalog items as well as host only products that can be found on pages 170-171 in the Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Another option to receive these extra Stampin’ Rewards is to encourage your friends and family to place an online order.  I’ll open up a host code for you and when they place their online orders, they’ll use your host code, and you’ll get credit for their purchase! 

Click the image below to download the printable flyer. 

 

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Hand-Penned Card Sampler

Hand-Penned

 

My Hand-Penned Card Sampler is now available but only for a limited time!

Here’s how you can earn it FREE!

  • Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! online store.
  • Use my special Hand-Penned Card Sampler Host Code when placing your order: RUEEPPGZ
  • Place your order on or before Saturday, May 8, 2021
  • If your order reaches $150 or more, please DO NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product directly from Stampin’ Up!).  Once you place your order, simply drop me an email (only necessary if your order is over $150) letting me know that you’d like the Hand-Penned Card Sampler.  If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you’d prefer to receive my regular card kits.

 

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive:

  • All the paper and embellishments needed to make six cards (two each of three different designs). The paper will be cut, scored, embossed and die cut for you! You’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set (per Stampin’ Up! I cannot send stamped images). Envelopes will also be provided.
  • A PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures, cutting measurements and a complete supply list of all the products used.
  • Earn at least one Bradley Point (earn ten Bradley Points and redeem them for free product).

 

All the Other Important Information:

  • Your Hand-Penned Card Sampler will ship first-class mail on or before Tuesday, May 18, 2021 and will be mailed to the address used on your online order.
  • You’ll receive an email when I mail your Card Sampler. The PDF Tutorial will be included in that email.
  • When using the Hand-Penned Card Sampler Host Code to place your order, you will not qualify for my regular Customer Rewards Card Kits.
  • Per Stampin’ Up! policy, kits can only be mailed within the United States.
  •  Limit 1 per person

The special Hand-Penned Card Sampler HOST CODE will close at the end of the day on Saturday, May 8, 2021 and after that date, the Card Sampler will no longer be available.

Expected ship date of the Card Sampler is May 18, 2021

 

Click here to place an order

 

Supplies Needed To Create the Card Sampler

Listed below are the supplies you’ll need to complete the cards exactly as shown (or you can use what you already own). Simply click any of the products and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store. When placing your order, don’t forget to use the special Hand-Penned Card Sampler Host Code (please do not use host code if your order is over $150 – see above).

Bundle Alert:  Hand-Penned Petals Bundle #155492  This bundle includes the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and the Penned Flowers Dies.  I did NOT use the dies to create the Hand-Penned Card Sampler but I want you to be aware that you can bundle the stamp set and coordinating dies together.

 

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If you aren’t sure how to use a host code, click here!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! 

 

 

Today’s the Last Day

Today’s the last day to order any retiring products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Click here to see what’s retiring and will be gone tomorrow (all of the bundle prices on this list are retiring but some of the products are returning). 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Host & Join Promotions Begin May 4th

I don’t normally post on the weekend but I wanted to let you know about two promotions beginning next week!

As you know, the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will go live this Tuesday, May 4, 2021.  In addition to over 256 brand new products being released, Stampin’ Up! will also have two promotions, both beginning on the day of the catalog launch! 

 

 

 

From May 4 – June 14, 2021, qualifying orders of $250 will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards which means more free product!! Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any current products as well as host only items that can be found on pages  170-171 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and on page 88 in the January – June Mini Catalog. 

If your personal order won’t reach $250, you can see if your friends and family would like to place orders.  I can set up a host code for you and then your friends/family would go to my online store to place their orders and enter the host code I created for you. Once the combined orders reach $150, you’ll start earning Stampin’ Rewards and if they reach $250, you’ll qualify for the extra $25 in free product!  

You can download the flyer for this promotion, here! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. 

 

 

If you’ve ever thought about purchasing the Starter Kit, this is the month to do it. Beginning on Tuesday, May 4th, you’ll receive $30 EXTRA in free product when you purchase the Starter Kit.  The Starter Kit is $99 and normally you get to choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product but from May 4-31, you can choose $155 in product, $30 more! 

If you’re thinking the Starter Kit is just for people who want to have parties and sell Stampin’ Up! product, that really isn’t true because it’s for everyone! I purchased the Starter Kit twelve years ago, because I loved Stampin’ Up! products and I wanted a discount on everything I purchased. That was my only intention. But, if you’re business minded, you’ll love being able to share what you love!

Here are more details:

  • The Starter Kit ships FREE! 
  • Receive business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms and postcards
  • Approximately a month before new products are released, you’ll be able to participate in a preorder and purchase brand new products ahead of the public
  • Attend Stampin’ Up! events like OnStage and Center Stage (all events are virtual right now)
  • Personal purchases of $150 are eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards 
  • Succeed Weekly emails with support and training
  • Receive a complimentary copy of each current catalog from Stampin’ Up! 
  • If you join Stampin’ Up! with me, you’ll have free access to my Card Sampler & Card Kit Tutorials

 

Commonly Asked Questions:

If I purchase the Starter Kit, do I have to sell Stampin’ Up! products to my family and friends?  No, you are under NO obligation to sell.  You can be your only customer.  Of course once your friends see the cute cards you’re making, they’ll want to buy their stamping supplies from you. 

Will I receive a discount on any products I buy?  Yes!! This is the best part! You’ll receive at least a 20% discount on all your purchases.  

Do I have to buy/sell a certain amount of product?  The quarterly minimum is $300 in product (which is only $240 after your discount!) that can be from personal orders, online orders or ones from family and friends. The quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December.  Once you join, your quarterly minimum begins during your first FULL quarter.

What if I can’t make the quarterly minimum?  You’ll simply be dropped.  No one will hassle you. No one will bother you. It truly is risk free to purchase the Starter Kit!

 

Click here on May 4th to purchase the Starter Kit. 

 

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about either of these promotions that begin on May 4, 2021. 

 

Tomorrow’s the Last Day! 

 

 

The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog retires tomorrow night! Click here to see the products that won’t be returning. 

Reminder:  All the bundles listed on the Last Chance List are retiring. Some of the products in the bundles are retiring but some are returning in the new catalog. Bundles always save you 10% so although some retiring bundles contain returning products, the bundle price will not be returning. For instance, the Hippo Happiness Bundle is retiring but both products will be in the new catalog.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Bundle

Today’s card features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle which includes the Hydrangea Haven stamp set and the Hydrangea Dies (bundles always save you 10%). 

 

Hydrangea Dies

 

 

I started with a base of Highland Heather cardstock and then added a layer of Basic White cardstock and Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut a scalloped rectangle out of Basic White cardstock. 

 

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 

 

Next, I used the Hydrangea Dies to cut the flower out of Highland Heather cardstock using my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (both of the dies I used WILL fit in our smaller Cut & Emboss Machine). The flowers come out partially cut and I pushed each petal up so it wasn’t laying flat. I stamped the leaves onto the Basic White rectangle using Old Olive ink and stamped the sentiment with Memento Ink using the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.  Then I used very small amounts of Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the outside of the Hydrangea and adhered it to the top of the leaves. 

 

Hydrangea Haven Bundle

 

To complete the card, I added pearls in the center of each flower and adhered a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside. I’ve had these dies since January and I was a little intimidated to use them – I know, silly.  They were so easy to use!! The dies do all the work and make it so easy to create a beautiful card! 

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Measurements

  • Highland Heather cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ 
  • Highland Heather cardstock:  scrap for flower
  • Basic White cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″ (one for inside card)
  • Basic White cardstock: approx. 4-1/4″ x 3″
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″

 

Pansy Petals Card Sampler

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code JZFUSTEC and as a thank you, you’ll receive my Pansy Petals Card Sampler with includes 6 card kits (2 each of three different cards) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list. You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set).   The last day this offer will be available is tomorrow, Friday, April 30, 2021.  For all the details, please click here. 

If you’ve received my Card Samplers before, please note, that all three cards are the same design but each card was made with brand new paper and cardstock. Here are the new items I used  to create the Card Sampler:  Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper, Fresh Freesia cardstock, Evening Evergreen cardstock and Pale Papaya cardstock.

 

 

 

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Retiring Products

In less than a week, select items from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be retiring. The last day to order from this catalog is May 3, 2021 and all retiring products are available while supplies last. Click here to see what’s available. 

 

 

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Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper

Today’s cards combine a retiring product with a new product!

 

 

To create both of my cards, I used Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, a beautiful paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. It’s one of many retiring products from this catalog and is available while supplies last or May 3, 2021.  I combined it with a new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog (debuting on May 4, 2021) called the Scalloped Contours Dies. Both the sentiment piece and the one it’s layered on are from this set of dies. For the sentiment I used the stamp set Vine Design (from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog) and stamped it in Memento Ink.

 

Scalloped Contours Dies Stampin Up

 

For this next card, I used all the same products as the card above but used Garden Green cardstock for the layer underneath the sentiment and I stamped the sentiment in Green Green Ink. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up both the sentiment piece and the layer underneath it. The base of each card is Thick Basic White cardstock.

 

 

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Scalloped Contours Dies # 155560 – Available May 4, 2021

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock: 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  score at 3-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock or Garden Green cardstock: approx. 3-1/4″ x 1-7/8″
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper:  5-1/4″ x 3″
  • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper:  5-1/4″ x 3/4″

 

Pansy Petals Card Sampler

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code JZFUSTEC and as a thank you, you’ll receive my Pansy Petals Card Sampler with includes 6 card kits (2 each of three different cards) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list. You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set).   The last day this offer will be available is Friday, April 30, 2021.  For all the details, please click here

If you’ve received my Card Samplers before, please note, that all three cards are the same design but each card was made with brand new paper and cardstock.  For more details, click here

 

 

 

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2020-2021 Retiring Annual Catalog 

The last day to order products from this catalog, is next week, May 3, 2021. Click here to see what’s available! 

 

 

 

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