Ribbons and Punches and Dies – Oh My!!

Before I get into sharing some cards with you, stamping friends, I need to share this with you:

Today is Tuesday – so that means it’s time for new Weekly Deals!  If your looking for some tools of the trade, or embellishments to jazz up your projects, this is a good week for you!

Available from today Tuesday Jan. 13th to next Monday, January 19th – here are this week’s deals

SU weekly deals jan 13

Stampin’ Up! also released a new stamp set today that is super-duper adorable, plus it satisfies the ‘Angel Policy’ requirement (where you must have an approved ©Stampin’ Up! stamp on any product you have made with SU! products, and are re-selling).

Better than that – there are SO many possibilities for using this set – it’s called ‘Better Thank E-Mail’ (item #140463) have a look:

SU better than email

How stinkin’ cute is this?!!  I adore that little ‘can’t beat snail-mail’ snail, and the ‘created in my kitchen’ is perfect for those home-made goodies you like to share!  At only $19.95 for this set of 12 stamps, it’s a great deal.  I know I’ll get my money’s worth of use out of this set, for sure 🙂

One more piece of sales news to share with you, then I’m onto sharing some cards….

During Sale-a-bration, you know you can earn FREE product with every $60 order, right?  Well, how about getting a Sale for 3 months, PLUS FREE product?

Here’s how:

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SU paper pumpkin promo jan                 That’s right – get a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin at $6 off, and instantly qualify for 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!  Already a subscriber?  Then order a 3 month subscription for a friend – and you can keep the Sale-a-bration item, or wrap it up for your friend!  Either way – you’re a hero 🙂

To place your Paper Pumpkin subscription order, simply CLICK HERE, fill out your information – remember to identify ME as your demonstrator – and your monthly craft escape will be on it’s way!

Speaking of Paper Pumpkin – here comes the card sharing!

Last Friday I held a class based on the December Paper Pumpkin; I had received my full kit as a subscriber, and thought it was so cute (and I loved the name “All  Shook Up”) that I wanted to share it!  So, my ladies signed up, I order a refill kit for each of them – and we got together to stamp & create – and have fun!

The refill kit includes everything that is included in the subscriber kit, with the exception of the stamp set and ink spot.  However, all the card stock, die cuts, embellishments, adhesives and even envelopes are supplied.  Everyone just used my stamp set from the full kit, and my ink pads.  I know I showed you the cards last week, but here’s a reminder of what they look like:

all shook up paper pumpkin

The kits – original and refill – made 9 cards; 3 each of ‘thank you’, ‘hello’ and ‘happy birthday’.  Everyone had a great time (we always do – we’re such giggly girls!) ; here’s a couple of pictures of everyone working away with their kits:

all shook up class

all shook up class 2 Okay – no giggles right there – everyone was concentrating too hard!

One of the great things about the Paper Pumpkin kits is that even after you’ve made the projects in the kits (in this case, cards), you still have the stamp set and ink spot – which are exclusive to the Paper Pumpkin kit; you can’t buy them in any of the catalogues – to reuse for later projects, but you also have lots of left over die cuts, negatives, and other bits to use for making other cards or projects!

Here are a couple of cards that I shared with the group that I made using the ‘left over’s’ from my kit:

all shook up addtl card

Isn’t this cute?  And it was super quick, because I had everything there already!  Okay – I did add the Strawberry Slush card stock behind the negative of the stars die cuts, and the Bermuda Bay ink for the sentiment – but that’s all!

all shook up addtl cards

How about this one?  I cut down the sheet that the adhesive sentiment was attached to, and attached it to a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Using the 1″ circle punch, I snipped off each corner to make it look like a large ticket.  I then glue this onto a Bermuda Bay card base (the light makes the colour look a bit ‘off’), added some 2013-2014 In Colour Sequins, and I was done!  I still have lots more additional pieces left, to make at least 6 or 7 more cards 🙂  That means I will get 15-16 cards out of a 9 card kit.  Pretty good value for $24.95, right?  🙂

I hope you’ll consider taking the Paper Pumpkin ride yourself, or gifting a subscription to a friend or family member.  It makes a great gift – for yourself, or someone else 🙂

Tomorrow I’ll be back to share with you more new products – the Butterfly Basics stamp set, and the Butterfly Thinlits Dies.  A great combination!!

Until then – Happy Stamping!

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