Stampin' Up! Inking up your stamps with markers


Inking up stamps with markers of various colors was one of the first techniques I learned. An "oldie but goodie", for certain! If you are new to stamping, I hope you enjoy the following video which will detail how this works. For those of you who have been stamping a while, maybe you will be encouraged to give this technique a try again!

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Adriana B.

Stampin' Update - Weekly Deals and 2015 Retirement List


On Sale this week:
Click image to be directed to the Weekly Deals page

Also, the retirement list has been announced and additional discounts can be found on some of the following items. The stamp sets on this list will continue to be manufactured through May 26th; all remaining items are available while supplies last (or until June 2).

Stampin' Up! Retirement List April 21, 2015

Excel spreadsheet - retirement list sorted by page number

Here's a little video from the home office showing some of the items they will miss most.

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Adriana B.

Stampin' Up! Painted Petals greeting card


Today's card came together quickly. I was playing around with some scraps of Tea Lace Paper Doilies and Linen Thread and noticed I had just enough to adorn a small sentiment. With a garden in mind, I simply stamped some flowers across a panel of Whisper White card stock and in short order had this card piece together. Hope you like it :)

I'm really going to miss these colors as they retire this month as part of the 2013-15 In Color collection; especially the sweet Pistachio Pudding (the light green). In case you missed the earlier post, you can access the 2015 retirement list here; you'll notice that a lot of the items are discounted up to 50%. Stamps will continue to be produced through May 26, however the other items are available only while supplies last. Also, as mentioned earlier, all My Digital Studio items and services are being retired.

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Adriana B.

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Stampin' Up! Chalk Lines Another Thank You


Need an easy Thank you card? Here are a couple of ideas created using just one of the border images in our Chalk Lines stamp set used repeatedly in a combination of colors.

An alternate idea would be to use an ombre effect...LIKE THIS ONE

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Adriana B.

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Update: Butterfly Bundle in the house!


Our Butterflies Have Landed!
April 17, 2015

After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!

Remember, you and your customers can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:

1.Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
2.Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

Thanks for your patience!
Adriana B.

DIY Storage Idea for your ink pad reinkers


If you have been crafting for a while, you may have noticed that you have certain tools and supplies that you reach for the most. For example, I've noticed that I like my Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, adhesives and coloring tools within reach at all times. Other items that I don't use as often are okay tucked in a drawer.

One set of items that have found a new resting place in a drawer are my ink pad re-inkers (refills). I didn't want them rolling everywhere, so I decided to make little open boxes using our Gift Box Punch Board. Not only will it keep the little bottles corralled, but by storing them in their color groups I will be able to easily find the color I'm looking for.

Gift Box Punch board

This was when I was testing the fit  - no adhesive used yet. Notice there's plenty of room!

Note: I followed the instructions found on the board to create a box with finished measurements of 4"x 4"x 2.5". This is large enough to fit all of the re-inkers for each color group (with room for more) but still fit easily within the drawer. Success!

In case you are wondering, this drawer is one of three in a craft storage cube. This type of storage system can be easily found in a craft store or on-line.  (Some assembly required.)

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Adriana B.

Note: Card stock and re-inkers are available individually or by family.

Stampin' Up! Backorder situation


Hello friends,

As you know, we are nearing the end of our Annual Catalog year. Along with some of our stamps, tools and embellishments, we will be saying goodbye to our 2013-2015 In Color items. In case you would like to order extra of these items before they are gone, please be aware that - while you can order them - they may ship apart from the rest of your order. The list below provides the best estimate of when these items and others will begin shipping again.

Further down on the list are items that are currently not available for order. (For example, if you were to try to order the Butterfly Bundle, the system would alert you that this item is not available and will not allow you to include this item on your order.) As these items arrive in our warehouse, they will become available for order again.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated. 

April 16
108641: Wild Wasabi 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
105222: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
121043: Sahara Sand 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131187: Neutrals Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock
131189: Subtles Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock
131193: Subtles Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
131199: Crushed Curry 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
April 17
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
April 20
120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker
133773: Sponge Daubers
135297: Variety Pack 6" x 8" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
April 21
120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert
105220: Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
April 28
131159: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131160: Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin' Ink Refills
131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
131175: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
131181: Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
May 15
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
May 16
133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin' Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin' Pads
131186: Brights Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
131296: Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse April 15; learn more here)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the "Not Orderable" list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch

That's quite a list, isn't it? Although this is unusual, please know that Stampin' Up! is doing all it can to get these items back in stock and out to you ASAP. Please check back for additional updates regarding retiring items and our upcoming 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

Adriana B.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Critters say Thank You


As you may know, one of the stamp sets that I really like from the Occasions Catalog is the Cheerful Critters stamp set. These three little critters are the cutest, and I love the flexibility of personalizing the signs. With today's card, I created a thank you card using Another Thank You. They are both photopolymer sets, making it very easy to place the sentiment within the sign.

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Adriana B.

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