Stampin’ Up is having their year end sale with prices up to 60% off.  They also have announced their Holiday catalog carry-over products which means their Holiday catalog retiring products are included in this sale.  Also included are lots of clearance items and regular high inventory products.  All the products either retiring or on sale are located in my on-line store under Year End Close Out.  Here is the link to my store  Listed below are some highlights in each category and how the close out will work.

  • Close out sale lasts till January 3, 2017
  • Retiring products:  Stamp sets will be guaranteed  available until December 21, and after that will be available until supplies last.  They will not be available at all after January 3, 2017.   Other retiring products will only be available while supplies last.
  • Clearance items:  Will be available while supplies last and may be available after January 3, 2017 at the clearance price.
  • High Inventory items:  Will be available after January 3, 2017 but at their regular catalog price.
  • Highlights:
  • Layering circle framelits now $17.50 were $35.00 (high-inventory)
  • Detailed Floral Dies now $14.50 were $29.00 (high inventory)
  • Merry tags framelits are now $12.50 were $25.00 (retiring)
  • Tin of Tags project kit now $15.40 was $22.00 (retiring).  Note that the stamp set that goes with the kit is also on sale at $16.80 was $21.00 (retiring).
  • Stitched with Cheer project kit now $14.40 was $24.00 (retiring)
  • 1 3/4 inch Scallop Punch now $10.80 was $18.00 (clearance item)
  • 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch now $10.80 was $18.00 (clearance item)
  • Lots of other items on sale some as low as $2.80

Don’t miss out on this great sale.  See my on-line store Year End Close Out for all the sale items and the Retiring items.  Here is the link  Please leave me a comment or email me at if you have a question either on the sale as a whole or an individual item.  You can also call me at the number shown in my on-line store.

Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz




th_onlineex_sharable_nov2116_naToday is the last day of this great sale.  There are products on sale for up to 40% off.  Also today, there is a 24 hour sale going on for select products.  See the list here: online-extravagana-product-list-us-1-1.  One of my favorite items on sale today is the BIG SHOT MAGNETIC PLATFORM.  It is marked down 35%!  That brings the price to only $26.00 from the original price of $40.00.  If you do die cutting and don’t have this great product, you won’t want to miss this deal.  It holds your dies in place and makes cutting out items easy  by letting you line up the item without using some kind of tape.  Some of the other items on sale today are the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and matching punch bundle for 20% off and the Bell punch for 40% off.  That makes the price on this punch only $10.80 and can be used all year round for Wedding Cards as well as Christmas.

There are other items that have been on sale this week for 10, 20, 30, and 40%.  See the list again here online-extravagana-product-list-us-1-1.  Some of these highlights are the Heart Confetti Border Punch at 30% off, which is great for Valentine’s day, the Sprinkles punch which is great for Birthday’s all year round.  It is also 30% off.  There are several more wonderful dies on sale for both Christmas and all year round.  You can also try Paper Pumpkin or pick up a favorite kit and some are on special WITHOUT being a subscriber.  Also at 40% off is the Stitched with cheer project kit where you can make 18 Christmas cards for only $14.40.  The kit comes with everything you need except adhesive and scissors and the matching stamp set (but you can use another stamp set you might have).

You can order on-line at, where you can also see a picture of the items OR contact me via a comment below or by email:  and I can place the order for you.

Happy Monday and Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz,  Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator




Stampin Up has put their new Stitched Framelits out for sale now instead of waiting for next years catalog.  Ovals, squares and circles come with the set (4 of each for a total of 12).  All the framelits come with a stitched look around them, adding the perfect detailing to your project.  In addition, they are offering several stamp sets that go perfectly with the framelits for 25% off.  Some from the Holiday catalog and some from the Annual catalog.  Above is the flyer showing the sets that are on sale.  The 25% off sale runs through the end of the month.

In addition to the above great deal, Stampin’ Up is running an online extravaganza for black friday starting on Monday the 21th through the 28th.  Some products are only discounted on the 21th and the 28th for 24 hours.  Other products run for the entire week and are either 10, 20, 30 or 40% off!  Please see online-extravagana-product-list-us-1-1 for details.  Here is a picture of some of the deals for Monday, November 21th.

onlineex_flash-shareable_nov2116_sp   Let me recap some of the deals I think are great:  The Big Shot Magnetic Platform will be 35% off on November 28th for 24 hours.  The regular price is $40.00 and on that sale day will be $26.00.  That’s a great deal for this must have.  The Holly Berry punch, regularly $18.00 will be marked down all week to $10.80.  The Stitched with Cheer project kit is also marked down all week from $24.00 to $14.40.  This is really a great deal as you can make 18 cards for the holidays.  You do need some additional supplies like ink, stamps and adhesive, but if you are local, I can provide them if we can get together to assemble the kit together.  Stampin’ Up’s holiday card kits have been awesome in the past and this one is no exception.  If you have ever wanted to try Paper Pumpkin, now is the time as there are a couple of kits (and some refills)  being offered at 30% off.  If you become a paper pumpkin subscriber I also provide additional materials to make some extra goodies with the kits.  The Heart confetti border punch is also available all week for 30% off which is a must for Valentines’ projects.

Next week’s sale items will be available in my on-line store (with pictures) starting Monday, November 21th.  Here is the link to my on-line store .  If you have any questions or would like me to place the order for you, please contact me at or leave a comment on this blog.

Have a blessed and great Thanksgiving and Happy crafting,

Darlene Seitz

Independent Stampin Up demonstrator


Here is a card made from the stamp set Star of Light from Stampin Up.  I used pool party and sweet sugarplum as the colors with frosted metallic sequins which come in the colors of soft sky (very close to pool party), sweet sugarplum and silver.  I used the pool party and sweet sugarplum glitter ribbon as well.  Then I added a few rhinestones .  I just love these colors together and was inspired by the two glitter ribbons and sequins that I had.  This is a beautiful stamp set that comes with 21 stamps including greetings.  There is also a matching set of dies which includes 7 dies (see the next card below for use of die).  This is such a great value and even better when you buy the two items together as a bundle.  You get 10% off when you bundle.

This card was inspired and CASEd from Renee Torres and uses the same stamp set, Star of Light.  In this one I used two dies from the Starlight Thinlits that match the stamp set.  I used the same colors as the first one above.  I stamped the star on pool party and then cut it out with one of the dies and cut the second layer of the star in white using another of the dies. I also used the Frosted Metallic Sequins on this card.

This last card is also made from the Star of Light stamp set. Here I used grey and pool party and the design was from the CASEing Tuesday challenge which used the card on page 48 of the Holiday Catalog (far left) as the sample.  I used the large star stamp and added rhinestones to it.  The layers are some DSP (no longer available) and the pool party glitter ribbon (on sale in our clearance rack for under $3.00).  Then a layer of grey with the sentiment on it.  I embossed the lower pool party layer with the Falling Snow Textured Embossing Folder found in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

Please visit my online store at if you are interested in buying this stamp set or matching dies.  Also please check out the clearance rack for lots of great deals, many under $3.00.   There are also other great holiday items in both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog.  I also sell ready made cards, like the ones above in sets for the holidays and all year long for any occasion.  If you are interested, please email me at or leave a comment on this post and I will send you details and choices.

Hope you all are having a great weekend and as always,

Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz                                                                                                                                                       Independent Stampin’Up Demonstrator


20160915_21090520160915_11432120160908_12553020160830_20035320160818_132811 In honor of world card making day Oct. 1st I will be hosting an open house card buffet.  These are some of the cards you can make.  There are 12 in all and you can choose to make one or all of them.  Cost is $2.00 each, or all 12 for $20.00.  With a $50 order you get 4 free.  If you live in the Orange County, CA area please leave a comment if you wish to attend and I will let you know the address.

Stampin Up is also running a five day special from Oct. 1-5 in honor of world card making day.  There are several items that are up to 25% off.  Here is the information on what’s on sale.th_wcmd_flyer_demo_oct0116_usee126d1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372dFor the month of October, Stampin Up has another special.  Buy 3 DSP’s and get one free.  This is a great deal especially if you are making quite a few of the same card to send out to your friends and family. Here’s a list of the paper includedb3g1dsp_flyerth_na

Also, don’t forget the Paper Pumpkin special.  For first time subscribers, order the October kit by the 10th of the month and get the November kit free.  This is a great time to try Paper Pumpkin.pp_bogo_succeed-weekly_end-date

Also don’t forget all the great items in the holiday catalog and the 2016-17 annual catalog.Sharable1_HolidayPreOrder_demo_Aug_NA

Happy Crafting,

Darlene Seitz


20160912_13154020160912_13150520160912_131449 Aren’t these adorable!  They can be made with a sweater or a stretchy shirt.  These were made from the sleeve.  You can make two to three pumpkins from one sleeve.  From the middle of the shirt you can make one big pumpkin.  Cut the sleeve into two or three pieces.  Sew the bottom with a gather stitch and gather, turn inside out to do this.  Do the same at the top opening and gather but leave a hole at the top to stuff it.  Stuff and pull all the way tight and then sew down the middle so the top indents some.  Hot glue a stick in the middle, add some buttons and a bow with rope or whatever you want.  Thanks to Debbie Martin for showing us how to do this today.










These cards were made from products from the new StampinUp Holiday catalog for 2016.  The first one is a peek-a-boo card.  When you open it, the greeting slides up to the opening (oval).  The DSPaper and the string are from the catalog.  The mummy card is a shaker card.  This halloween stamp set, called Cookie Cutter Halloween is adorable and pairs with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set that has a matching punch with it.  You can also use the punch to punch out four adorable figures that come in the Halloween set.  The stamp set, the paper and the string all come from the Holiday catalog.  The third card uses an embossing folder that looks like a sweater and gives a 3D effect to the card.  The stamp is called Halloween Treat and the Designer Series Paper and the black and orange paper also come from the catalog.  There are many more items that are just as cute in the Holiday Catalog.  If you don’t have a catalog yet and would like one (and you don’t already have a demonstrator), just leave a comment on this post and I will get one to you.  You can also email me at  To see the catalog online and to shop in my store, go to


Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp Demonstrator



Sharable1_HolidayPreOrder_demo_Aug_NA20160829_13452320160829_16335020160823_09440320160823_094137  Wow, there is so much going on at Stampin Up that it’s hard to keep track of.  Here’s the scoop.  The new holiday catalog from Stampin Up is live today.  Boy, is it great.  Here are some cards I made with some of the new stamps, dies, paper and accessories.  Don’t miss out, it’s never to early to start Christmas Cards.  The catalog also has Halloween, fall/Thanksgiving and some sets you can use all year long.  If you don’t have a copy, please contact me and I will send one out to you (that is if you don’t currently have a demonstrator)


SPECIAL OFFERS:  Every week till the 21st, Stampin Up will be having special offers on certain products which are 25% off.  See my online store or contact me for information regarding the items on special.



PAPER PUMPKIN:  For first time subscribers, Stampin Up is offering a buy one get one free for their monthly craft kit.  The kit comes with every thing you need except scissors, yep that means stamps and ink too.  They even give you a block for your stamps in the first month’s kit.  You can make all of the intended project or some and save some materials to create your own, like cards.  If you subscribe with me you will receive extra supplies to make some alternative cards.  Sign up by September 10th to take advantage of this offer.  That’s $40 value for only $20.  If you have  been thinking of trying Paper Pumpkin, now is the time.  Contact me to get signed up.

Get started on your Holiday Crafts and take advantage of these special offers and deals..

Happy Stamping