Best Bundle Ever To Buy

Hey stamping friend!  You know Stampin’ Up! has a lot of products, and sometimes it’s difficult to choose between them all.  Especially if you’re trying to maintain a budget!  Well, I want to share an insider tip with you, about the Best Bundle Ever to buy!

What is the Best Bundle Ever to Buy?

It’s not a secret; in fact I talk about it at every class and party that I have!  It’s called the Starter Kit – and you get to choose exactly what products you want in your kit!

Best Bundle Ever To Buy

The Starter Kit

  • You choose $165 in products, and pay only $135!
  • You get FREE Shipping!
  • You get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit!
  • You get a FREE bundle of catalogues, order forms in your Business Starter pack.
  • You get the free support of me, and my INKcredibly Creative Crew team members 🙂
  • You get free online access to Stampin’ University
  • You get free online access to Stampin’ Connection – a demonstrator only forum for sharing tips, designs and information

Even better – if you choose to order one of the new Eastern Palace Bundles, you’ll also get the free products included in the bundle!

More Good News

Want more good news?  Join NOW, and you can choose your Starter Kit products from the preorder list from the New Annual Catalogue!  Plus, every order you place after your Starter Kit gives you  20% Off your product purchases, or 20% commission on product sold to your friends, family and customers.

No Obligation

Sounds too good to be true?  It’s not!  After you receive your Starter Kit (a.k.a. Best Bundle Ever), you decide whether you want to continue purchasing products at 20% off.  You decide if you want to host fun parties, classes and events.  If you do – then you earn at least 20% commission on products you sell! You have until the end of your first full quarter – which if you join now, would be the end of September – to meet a minimum of $400 in sales/purchases to maintain your title as demonstrator.

If you don’t want to continue, or don’t meet the minimum, you simply ‘drop’ as a demonstrator.  No penalty, no phone calls, no hassle!  It’s your choice!

How To Join

Of course you want to join! As long as you’re in Canada, you can Join My Team simply click THIS LINK, and choose your Starter Kit products.  If you have any questions, I’m happy to talk to you – drop me a quick email at debsmart@shaw.ca with how you prefer to be contacted, and I’ll get right back to you!

I can’t wait to welcome you to my team! 🙂

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New Catalogue Pre-Order Available Now!

The New Catalogue Pre-Order available now –  Exclusive Eastern Palace Suite Bundles!

New Catalogue Pre-Order Available now

That’s right – just as if you were a demonstrator, you can pre-order 2 Exclusive Eastern Palace Bundles, for a limited time only!  Between May 1st – May 31st, you can order one or both of these 2 bundles, that are available ONLY  for this limited time.

EASTERN PALACE SUITE STARTER BUNDLE

New Catalogue Pre-Order Available Now

This Starter Bundle is perfect for the ‘beginner’ crafter, or if you don’t yet own the Big Shot. (you may want to get one – you’re going to want to get the coordinating Thinlits Dies for this set!).  You get everything you see in the picture above, for only $77.75 saving you $8 over individual pricing – plus you get the FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes!  These are available exclusively with this bundle during the pre-order.

EASTERN PALACE SUITE PREMIER BUNDLE

New Catalogue Pre-Order Available Now

Wow – look at everything you get with this Premier Bundle!  Perfect for the experienced crafter, who already owns the Big Shot.  You get everything as seen in the picture above, including the Thinlits Dies and the FREE Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes.  This massive bundle is priced at a money saving $134.75, saving you $7.75 over individual pricing!

FREE CARD CLASS!

Everyone who purchases the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle with me, will receive a free registration to my Eastern Palace Suite class! It will be so much fun to get together and create with our new products! Everyone will make three gorgeous cards, and leave inspired to go home and create even more!  If you are unable to attend the class, I will email you the PDF instructions on how to complete these 3 beautiful cards that we’ll be making.

New Catalogue pre order available now

Everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle through me will also be invited to the class to create this same 3 cards, for a small fee of $10.  No crafter left behind! 🙂

LIMITED TIME ONLY

Remember – these bundles are EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER ONLY – available between May 1st – 31st.  After May 31st, you’ll be able to order each item separately, but not at these exclusive bundle prices.

You can include other items in your Eastern Palace Suite orders, such as retiring items and clearance rack items.  Just be sure to place your order quickly, to avoid anything going on back-order! Click the button below to go directly to my online store.

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Fun Sketch With Paper Craft Crew

Hello stamping friend, and welcome to another fun sketch with Paper Craft Crew Design Team!

Fun Sketch with Paper Craft Crew

My Card

New Sketch with Paper Craft Crew

My card is pretty close to the sketch.  A dragonfly is placed as the shape behind the banner.

Details

First, I decided to use the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.  From there I pulled my colour palette of Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  It was easy to create the banner tails on each end with my Paper Snips.

It was fun creating the dragonfly.  I wanted it to appear airy; I love how their wings are almost transparent in real life.  Starting with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, the dragonfly was die cut using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot.  Using the Precision Plate for this thinlit is a must, to get all the details easily cut out.  After die cutting, I wanted to add some colour, just like the dragonflies have in real life.

To achieve the lightly coloured look, I used the Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron ink pads with Sponge Daubers.  I lightly sponged the Calypso Coral on the main body part and inner part of the wings, then sponged the wing edges with the Mint Macaron.  After attaching the dragonfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals, 3 Rhinestones finish off the card. The details can be seen better in this picture.

New Sketch with Paper Craft Crew

Inside Card

Of course you have to decorate the inside of the card too!  And add a sentiment.

New Sketch with Paper Craft Crew

Using the dots image from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, they are stamped in Mint Macaron ink (stamped off once) across the top of the of the inside panel.  The sentiment is in Calypso Coral ink, also from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

Your Turn!

Now it’s your turn to create a card, and join us for the challenge!  Get the link and look at the cards created by the rest of the team on the Paper Craft Crew blog page.  I’ll be watching for your card!

Purchase Supplies

To make a card like mine, you can purchase the supplies by clicking on the images below, if you don’t already have your own demonstrator.

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New Clearance Rack Items

New Clearance Rack Items

New Clearance Rack Items have been Added!  That’s right – over 70 items have been added to the Clearance Rack for your shopping fun!

Items Added

A lot of the items added are from the recent Holiday Catalogue. So if you missed out on something you wanted – now is the time to shop!  There is a lot of variety of items; ribbon and embellishments, designer series paper, as well as punches, framelits and stamp sets!

Availability

Remember that the Clearance Rack items are while supplies last only!  That means that if there’s something you want – don’t wait!  Grab it now, before someone else does.

Ordering

To order from the Clearance Rack, simply CLICK HERE.  You’ll be directly at my online store, and can shop right away.  Also, you can add any products together in an order.  So you can include retiring items, current items and Clearance Rack items all in the same order.

Retiring Items

There are still a LOT of retiring items available – some at terrific sale prices!! To download the complete list of products, click the link below.  You can see that it was last updated on April 13th.

RETIRING LIST PDF

To see the items grouped by type, you can see them in my online store by clicking the individual links below.

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles list

Retiring embellishments, etc

When you’re looking at the Retiring Bundles, remember that in most cases, it’s the Special Bundle that’s retiring, not the individual items.  This means that if the items are carried over to the new Annual catalogue, you’ll be able to purchase them separately, but not at the special 10% off Bundle pricing.

Contact me directly if you have any questions; either click on the ’email Deb’ button to the left, or leave a comment on this post.  I’ll get back to you right away!

 

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New Catalogue Cover

Have you been checking the internet for a look at our new catalogue cover?  Look no further – I’m ready to share!

So if you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!!) you’ve probably been wondering where have I been this week?!  Well I don’t blame you!  I’m normally here almost every day Monday-Friday, but this week I’ve been missing.  Sometimes personal issues come up that need to be dealt with, whether they’re mine personally, or to do with family.  And family comes first; that’s just how it is!  My Dad has been having some health issues for the past week, so we’re dealing with appointments and getting him well.  It’s not a quick fix, so I’ll be doing my best to coordinate my blog posts with my daughter duties 🙂

I’m currently getting prepped for an upcoming card class this weekend.  It’s going to be fun; it’s my Chicks & Chocolate – Spring Fling class, where we’ll be making assorted cards.  I’ll be sharing pictures from that later.  So for now, I  thought I’d show you gorgeous new catalogue cover!

New Catalogue Cover

New Catalogue Cover

Doesn’t this just make your mouth water?!  The new colours are gorgeous; can you spot them all in this photo?

New In Colours

The new In Colours are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon-Lime Twist. You are going to love seeing them together with the current In Colours, and how well they work with our other colour families.

Demonstrator Pre-Order

Our demonstrator pre-order doesn’t start until May 2nd.  You may be seeing a lot of demonstrators online sharing lots of products already; that’s because they were able to attend the OnStage celebration, and were able to do a special limited pre-pre-order!  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go – so I have to wait!  I did get the Eastern Palace Bundle pre-order though, so I did get 3 of the new In Colours.  Have a look at EASTERN PALACE POST HERE.  In THIS POST you can see a card I created using the suite.  You’ll be able to order the special bundles on May 2nd!

If YOU want to be able to pre-order from the NEW catalogue, you can!  All you have to do is JOIN MY TEAM on or after May 2nd, and you can choose products from the current Annual catalogue PLUS from the NEW catalogue, for your Starter Kit!!  How exciting is that?! 🙂  You choose $165 in products – any products you want, to compliment your current crafting supplies, or as a new crafter – and you pay only $135.  Plus, you get FREE SHIPPING.  And you get a Business Pack, worth approx. $75, which includes a package of catalogues & order forms, so you’re ready to hold your first party.

If you’d like more info, please email me at debsmart@shaw.ca, or CLICK HERE for more information and to Join!  You’ll be 1 week away from getting your hands on the newest products, and being part of an amazing team 🙂

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Wishing You Happy Easter

Wishing you Happy Easter today!  I hope that however you’re spending your day, you’re enjoying yourself.

After a leisurely morning that includes egg hunting for my boys, we’ll be heading over to my brother & sister-in-law’s for dinner.  My Dad and step-Mom will be there too.  Sometimes we Skype with other family across Canada or even in Scotland.  Yes, even though my boys are grown (19 and 23), they still hunt for chocolate eggs that I hide around the house!  It’s pretty fun to watch 🙂  By now they know all my hiding spots, so they make it a race to see who can find the most, the fastest.  Being good sports, they do divvy up the eggs afterwards.  Fairness all ’round! Plus, they each have a basket of goodies.

Since I’m not doing the cooking this time, I thought I’d bring a little treat for everyone.  I’ll put these out on each of the plates.

Mini Egg Cartons

I had just enough of the Mini Egg Cartons left over from my Easter class, so I could make one for everyone at dinner!

Wishing you happy Easter

I made 2 of each design, using a variety of stamp sets both current and retired.  You may recognize 2 of the designs; they’re the same as what we created in my Easter class.  I’ll show you pictures of each set.

Ears To You!

This single stamp is so cute – I’ve had it for at least 3 years, and have no intention of parting with it!

Wishing You Happy Esater

First, I coloured the egg cartons using a Stampin’ Spritzer, and a combination of water, rubbing alcohol and Daffodil Delight ink refill.  It takes about 1 full Spritzer to colour each carton.  I added about 14 drops of ink each time, as the yellow can tend to be quite light.  The Ears to You was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Daffodil Yellow, and layered onto Calypso Coral cardstock.  The ovals were die cut using both the Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals Framelits.  A white Doily was cut in half, pleated and attached behind the ovals.

I still had some of the Metallic Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration, so I used the Gold colour to wrap around the carton.  The ovals are attached over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, the design is finished using the Enamel Shapes.

Flowers and Butterflies

These next egg cartons I decided to colour with Calypso Coral ink refill.

Wishing You Happy Easter

The Calypso Coral ink dried a very soft, pretty colour!  I cut a piece of Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper for the top.  To decorate it, I thought I’d get really springy, and add a flower and butterfly.  The flower and leaf were die cut using the Big Shot and Botanical Builders Framelits – I’m so sad that these are retiring!  I used Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach for the flowers and Pear Pizzazz for the leaf.  I used the same colour inks and Sponge Daubers to colour around the edges of each, to give them more depth.  They were attached to the top of the carton using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and an Enamel Shape in the middle of the flower.

The butterfly is die cut using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, and the Big Shot with Precision Plate.  Again, using my leftover Sale-A-Bration products, I used the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  It’s from the Suite Sayings stamp set that is retiring from the Occasions Catalogue.  I’m really sorry to say that the Tags & Labels Framelits are retiring as well.  I don’t think I’ll be giving mine up just yet!

Punch Art Bunny & Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit

These next 2 cartons I featured in an earlier post.

 

Wishing You Happy Easter

Sharing Easter Projects

You can read THIS POST and THIS POST which have all the details on how I put these ones together.

Wishing You Happy Easter!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter!  Remember that although this Easter is now over (or ending, depending on when you’re reading this), you can still order the Mini Egg Cartons for next year’s celebration!  They’re still on the Retiring List, but you’d better act fast, before they’re gone.  Quick, like a bunny! 🙂

Click on the images below to order the products I used to create these projects.

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Retiring Products I Will Miss

Wow – did you take a look at the retiring products list?!  There sure are a lot of items retiring; of course that means we’ll have lots of new items to replace them 🙂  I have to admit though, there are a few retiring products that I will miss.

I think I’ve had the Papillion Potpourri stamp set since I first joined Stampin’ Up!, 5 1/2 years ago!  Of course then I bought the Elegant Butterfly Punch, then a couple years later, the Bitty Butterfly Punch when it arrived.

 

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Elegant Butterfly Punch

retiring products i will miss

Bitty Butterfly Punch

retiring products i will miss

It was great at Hallowe’en time to use these punches.  What – butterflies at Hallowe’en?  Of course – they transform into bats! 🙂  Here’s how.

Elegant Butterfly Punch Turns Into a Bat

Retiring Products I WIll Miss

It’s true that we will still have the Bold Butterfly Framelits, and the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  But it’s always nice and a little quicker to have the punches handy.  I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll be hanging onto mine for a while longer 🙂

To see a selection of post where I’ve shared projects made with these punches and stamp set, CLICK HERE to bring up the list.

One item that I  was shocked to see on the Retiring List is the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits.  That is another of the retiring products I will miss – and I’ll be keeping, as well!

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits

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I’ve made so many different kinds of projects with these thinlits, for all different occasions.  Check out just a few here in pictures.

Santa and Snowman Treat Holders

retiring products I will miss

retiring products I will miss

Pumpkins (they work great as luminaries, made from Vellum cardstock, too!)

retiring products I will miss

Easter Bunny

retiring products I will miss

If you haven’t already had a look at the Retiring List, make sure you do soon!  Stamp sets will be available until May 22nd; all other products are while supplies last!

See the RETIRING LIST PDF HERE, or you can see the individual items with pictures in my online store HERE.  Order the products shown in this post by clicking on the images below.

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Metallic Embellishments Challenge

This week’s Paper Craft Crew challengePCC239 is a theme – a Metallic Embellishments challenge!

Metallics Embellishment Challenge

I decided that this would be a great chance for me to jump into my preorder of the Eastern Palace Suite!  You’re going to love  this suite of products.

Even though I can’t share pictures of the products or stamp set in their cases, I can share my finished card! I can also tell you which products I used.  I know you’ll want the bundle.

EASTERN PALACE

Metallic Embellishments Challenge

I love the elegance of this stamp set, and the opulence of the colours.

DETAILS

My colours are very simple for this card; Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide (new In Colour) and Gold.

The Metallic Embellishments Challenge was met using the new Gold Tassel, the Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker (at the bottom of the card and in the middle of the die cut) and the Gold Sequins. Although some may not consider it an embellishment, I also heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder on the die cut medallion.  The stamp set is called Eastern Beauty. I stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink.  It was easy to do – it’s already curved for use!

The centre medallion from the Easter Medallion Thinlits Dies partially die cuts the middle ‘petals’.  You can see the detail in this next picture.

Metallic Embellishments Challenge

And in this picture.

Metallic Embellishments Challenge

The beautiful gold patterned paper is new; it’s from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

THE PRODUCTS 

You will be able to order the Eastern Palace Suite in 2 special bundles, on May 1st.  There’s information about it in my post HERE.  In the meantime, if you like the current size of the Sequin Trim in Gold (or the other currently available colours) you’ll want to order it NOW, as it’s on the Retiring List.  There will be sequin trim available in the new catalogue, but in a different (smaller) size.

YOUR TURN!

Now it’s your turn to join our Metallic Embellishments Challenge!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team have created on the BLOG HERE.  Then check out your stash of embellishments and join the fun 🙂  I’ll be watching for you!

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Get Them Before They’re Gone – Retiring List is Here

Get Them Before They're Gone - Retiring List is Here

Yes, it’s that time!  Time to say goodbye to some favourites, and get ready for the new catalogue.  But here’s the catch – you’ve got to get them before they’re gone – retiring list is here, and that means that EVERYONE is ordering!!

RETIRING LIST

Click here for the RETIRING LIST

MAIN INFORMATION

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders (i.e. your qualifying orders will receive host benefits).

ORDER INFORMATION

  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, we’ll keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22. After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Select discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • If a customer buys a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, I recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
  • Discounts will be applied to select retiring items only.

HOW TO ORDER

Once you’ve had a look at the list, or to see the retiring products with pictures, CLICK HERE to go to my online store.  You can place  your order directly; use HOST CODE Z3C3K4RT

That’s it! I know you want to get shopping, so off you go! Feel free to contact me at debsmart@shaw.ca if you have any questions 🙂

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Best Way to Spend Five Dollars

Hey stamping friend!  Today I’m going to share with you the best way to spend Five Dollars – yup $5 – on Stampin’ Up! supplies.

Have you ever been working on a card – and of course it’s a masterpiece that you’ve spent ages working on – only to find that you’ve smudged the liquid glue?  Of course it’s in a place where you can’t use the usual fix.  Putting an embellishment over the smudge just won’t work!

Well, I’m here to tell you that the best way to spend five dollars on a product for your basic tool kit; order the Adhesive Remover! 

Best Way to Spend Five Dollars

What is the Adhesive Remover

Its a life saver, that’s what it is! 🙂  his 2″ x 2″ square has saved my butt – and projects – many times!  It works just like an eraser.  You simply rub over the adhesive smudge, and voila – it’s gone!

How To Use the Adhesive Remover

  • When you notice a smudge left from the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, first make sure that the glue is dry! Trying to remove wet glue will smear it around.
  • Rub the Adhesive Remover over the dried glue, as you would use a regular pencil eraser.  I do find that rubbing in one direction can be a bit quicker than in 2 directions, but both methods work.
  • A couple of rubs should do the trick; too many times, and you may start to break down the fibers of the cardstock.
  • When the edges of your Adhesive Remover start to get ‘yucky’ looking – because of the adhesive residue it’s picked up – that’s normal.  All you have to do is use a pair of scissors (not your paper snips!) and cut away the yucky part – and keep  on using it!

When Not to Use the Adhesive Remover

Personally, I find that it works best on the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I’ve had no luck when using it with the Fine Tip Glue Pen or the residue left from a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I’ve had limited luck using it on residue from the SNAIL Adhesive. I’d love to hear your feedback if you’ve found any tricks that work for you!

How to Order the Adhesive Remover

I’m glad you asked!  You can place your order online HERE, or click on the image below.  And by the way – the cost is actually only $4.75 – so it really is the best way to spend five dollars – or under!

Of course you can add whatever other supplies you need to your order as well. Stampin’ Up! offers a lot of different adhesives, so if you’d like, I can do another post on when to use what type of adhesive.  Leave me a comment if you’d like this information!

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