Almost time to say goodbye to these Stampin' Up! promotions


It's the last day of March, which means this is also the last day to take advantage of several promotions. Click the link below the photo for additional information. Thanks!
My Paper Pumpkin - free set of markers with subscription
"Best of" stamp sets - click to see all of the sets!
Sale-a-bration Rewards for shopping, hosting a party or joining Stampin' Up!


Retro Fresh Altered Memo Book


Made for my hostess and new partner in craziness Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Maria D., this Retro Fresh memo book is a fun way to keep track of those to-do lists!

Want to make one? Here's what you'll need:
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Natural Ribbon  -7/16" trim (129287)
Hardware Clips (129964)
Other: Pentel RSVP pen, Memo Book, stapler

Click to see what's coming up!

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit


A special thanks to the ladies who came out last Sunday to create cards using the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit. And to the rebel who chose the Everyday Occasions kit instead :)

Here's a peek at the kit's contents and a few of the finished cards. 

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (134998) $19.95

My son helped me to create the cards shown here. His only question was to ask when the next kit arrives!

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has several card kits? Not all are shown in the Annual Catalog, so for more info, be sure to Check them out in my on-line store.

My Paper Pumpkin - creating gift bags!


Stampin' Up! shared information earlier this year about our monthly kit program My Paper Pumpkin and some of the improvements that were in the works. Mentioned at the time were the inclusion of photopolymer (clear acrylic) stamps and the great news that the kits would be beefed up a bit. Well, they weren't kidding! February's kit included supplies for decorating some great gift bags. Here's one bag created using supplies from the kit as well as our Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch:

So far, I've only decorated one bag (the one shown here) to hold some jewelry-making supplies I'm donating to someone at church. I think the ladies who volunteer with me were as excited about the bag as they are about the contents! Here's a better look at the bag:

In case you are wondering, yes - you can stamp on the bag. I left it plain in case she would like to reuse the bag :)

Want more info about My Paper Pumpkin?
 Please visit the My Paper Pumpkin website <<—click the link

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Stampin' Up! Backorders as of 03/19/2014


FYI - the following items are on backorder and will ship as they become available. You can still include these items on your order and receive benefits for which you qualify (Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Rewards (Hostess), etc.). Just be aware that the item will ship separately using the same method selected when you placed the original order.

133322: Petite Petals Punch - will ship the week of April 4
120403: Cafe' matutino Stamp Set - availability not yet determined
133325: Fringe Scissors - availability not yet determined

*Note: If a product is not shipped within 21 days from the date the order is received by Stampin' Up!, we can call and exchange it for another item.

Stamp Review Crew Happy Congratulations


Welcome to a special bonus hop with The Stamp Review Crew! Normally, we share projects based on a specific set from our main Annual Catalog. We're making an exception this time and playing with a set from our Occasions Catalog called Happy Congratulations. As always, our blog posts will remain linked together so that you can revisit the posts and projects at any time. Enjoy!

This set reminds me of lanterns set up for a party. Recently, a hostess asked that I use it with specific colors to create a graduation card for her grandson. We don't want to embarrass the poor guy, but we didn't want boring either so here is how it turned out:

I liked the coordinating gold thread in the Gold Baker's Twine so I thought it would be fun to add that along the top of the card to mimic the main image. But remember, it's for a guy so a bow was not going to cut it. Instead, I tied little knots along the ends to add a little "something" with the side benefit of keeping the gold thread from unraveling. I hope she (and he) like it!

Tip: The little gold dots were punched out of the Gold Foil before the sheet was folder embossed. The Very Vanilla layer hides the punch-outs :)

Now let's see what the others have to inspire you. Have fun!

Tanya Boser - tinkerin' in ink

Nancy Smith - iguanastamp

Want to create today's project? 
Here's what you'll need:
Stamps: Happy Congratulations (w133044/c133047)
Project Colors: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Gold, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Chevron TIEF (127749), 1/4" circle punch (alternate: Itty Bitty Punch Pack)
Embellishments: Gold Baker's Twine (132975), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Stamp Club Orders are tagged and bagged!


Club orders are in! Check your e-mail for delivery information!

Want to create today's project? 
Here's what you'll need, along with the item number for easy ordering.
Stamps: Best Decision Ever (Demonstrator stamp set)
Project Colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Framelits - Word Bubbles (132968)
Embellishments: Gold Baker's Twine (132975)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), hole punch, words embossing folder

Hip Hip Hooray Everyday Occasions Kit Class


Quick Reminder:
RSVP and payment for the Hip Hip Hooray Card class are due this Wednesday, March 5th! Fee is $25 to cover the cost of the kit, shipping and sales tax.


  • Yes, you can order your kit with other items so that you qualify for Sale-a-bration benefits. Contact me or order through my on-line store.
  • If you prefer a kit with a different color scheme, the Everyday Occasions kit is another option. It contains more stamps and supplies so the cost (incl shipping and sales tax) is $35.

Hope you can make it!
ordering on-line? item #134998

item #134797

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