It’s finally here, the new precision stamping tool from Stampin’ Up! called Stamparatus. This tool is even better than the one’s currently on the market. Many years in the making and developed by our Home Office and Demonstrators, it will bring you precision stamping on small or large surfaces (the bottom and one of the sides are open) and gives you four stamping plates so you don’t have to stamp, replace your stamp and stamp again. The panels (two) come out easily and can be turned over to make four surfaces. You also can leave the stamp in place and move the plates down in the hinges so you can repeat stamp down the page.
The tool comes with a gridded stamping base, foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps. To use with rubber stamps, just remove the mat. The tool also comes with two reversible plates giving you four surfaces for your stamps, two strong magnets to hold the paper in place and a storage area on the bottom to store your magnet when you are not using the tool. The plates snap into the two hinges letting you move the plates down and stamping the image again for a repeat look. There are also rulers and grid marks on the plates and bottom of the tool.
HOW DO I GET ONE?? You might ask. You can reserve one i.e. preorder one starting November 16th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time or 2:00 p.m. Mountain time (and so on). You will need to GO TO MY ON-LINE STORE AT: http://darleneseitz.staminup.net.
- Cost is $49.00 USD.
- If you don’t already have one, create a customer account (if you have already ordered from me in my on-line store, you already have one.
- Enter your Credit Card info. Your card will not be charged until the item is shipped but is needed to reserve one.
- Enter your order quantity (one for each reservation period) and click reserve.
- A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.
- Product should be available around February 1, 2018 for this reservation period.
- Reservations are on a first come basis until gone FOR THIS RESERVATION PERIOD.
- Future reservation periods are: December 5-30 (or until gone) to ship approximately March 19, 2018. Also January 15-30, 2018 to ship approximately April 15, 2018.
- After that, the Stamparatus will be in our new Annual Catalog coming out in July, 2018 and you can order using the normal process.
I will provide additional instructions on what to do when your product is received in the warehouse. DON’T DELAY, RESERVE TODAY: darleneseitz.stampinup.net. Please call me if you have any questions or problems with reserving 714-501-9175.
Happy Stamping, you will fall in love with stamping all over again!
Effective November 1st 2017, the new Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers are available to order and they are awesome. They come in a combo pack–a light and dark of each color (there are twelve colors) or you can order either the dark or light of each color alone. There is also a bronze, ivory and color lifter available. To find out more, Stampin’ Up! has put out several videos on You Tube. For the month of November, if you order at least 6 combo packs, you will also receive the Memento Ink Pad for free (my special offer). If you order the entire set of blends, I will also include the Memento Ink refill as well. If you use the Host code for your on-line orders, I will also include your free gift for using the code. The Host code good for all orders till November 30 is NX2QCDDX.
Stampin’ Up! is also offering a new stamp set and project kit to go along with the blends. The kit and stamp set are called Color Me Happy. The kit makes 16 cards and the stamp set includes beautiful line-art images. These two products are only being offered while supplies last. They are also offering these two products as a bundle. The product code of the bundle is Clear mount 148034 at $39.50, Wood mount is 148033 at $46.75. The Project Kit by itself is code 144609 at $25.00 , and the Stamp Set alone is Wood mount 144062 at $27.00 and Clear mount 144069 at $19.00. If you would also like to buy the Memento Ink Pad, which is best for alcohol markers, the code is 132708 at $6.00. This product and the refill are in the Annual Catalog.
If you have never used alcohol markers, you will love the smooth way they color and blend. So, order yours today, and Happy Stamping
Darlene Seitz, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Stampin’ Up! has released their new catalog and I hope you are enjoying crafting with some of the new products. Today, I will start a series of blogs on some of the individual products and/or suites. For today, I will be showcasing the Carols of Christmas Bundle.
The set (see above) comes with a variety of stamps with big bold greeting. The matching thinlits have some images that match the stamps and some that you can add to your stamped images. You can make entirely different cards from this set without anyone knowing you used the same set. You can also use the border die all year round. It adds such a nice detail to your cards. The card also adds the ornaments, which you can die cut, and some rhinestones and ribbon. Here is a card using the border die:
The set also comes with another big bold greeting Peace on Earth which is showcased in the card shown below. Adding small details such as the poinsettias and rhinestones with some of the fabulous new striped ribbon finishes off the card. Oh, and I can’t forget the Designer Series Paper, called Be Merry, which is actually in the Annual Catalog. (I will list all products with their product number at the end of the post).
The next card is an entirely different look and uses die cut images. The sky with the moon and the stars (highlighted with Gold Foil) truly sets the card apart than just having a blank space. And this die can be used with many sets/cards and year round. DSP is used again (Be Merry) for the trees which includes white specks for a look of snow. DSP from the Naturally Eclectic pack is used for the background. The small deers are also made using die cuts. You can add any greeting you want to this card or leave the front blank and stamp the inside. I used the Peace on Earth greeting for the inside.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards and if you want to order any of the products, please visit my on-line store. Here is a link to my 24/7 store www.darleneseitz.stampinup.net. Here are the products used with the product numbers:
- Be Merry DSP 144111
- Naturally Eclectic DSP 144185
- Carols of Christmas Bundle-Clear Mount 146037 & Wood Mount 146036-Save 10% by buying the bundle. Items are also offered individually –see store for details.
- Quilted Christmas 1/4″ ribbon 144620
- Banner Triple Punch 138292
- Layering Sq. Framelits 141708
- Layering Circle Framelits 141705
- Stitched Shapes Framelits 145372
- Gold foil sheets 132622
- Wood Textures DSP Stack (for the deers) 144177
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels 144220
You will also need your basic supplies such as ink pads, cardstock, adhesive, scissors, Bigshot.
Seems for me it’s never too early to start getting ready for Christmas. Stampin’ Up! is going to release their Holiday Catalog on September 1, 2017. In the meantime, The Carols of Christmas Bundle is being released early (8/1) so you can get a jump on making your Christmas cards. There are some neat stamps and dies that make for a wow card yet you can go simple with this set of stamps because of the large greetings.
These two cards feature the Peace on Earth greeting. They both also use the trees. The one on the right is a shaker card and also uses the sky/moon/stars die on the top. The one on the left is a fairly simple one which would be perfect for mass producing cards.
These two use the Deck the Halls greeting and the border which is a real versatile die that could be used all year long. The one on the left is a good idea for using the set with your family picture included. Vellum cardstock is used for the top layer and can be picked up so your friends and family can see the picture more clearly.
These products can be ordered separatly or as a bundle and you save 10% when you bundle. Visit my on-line store at darleneseitz.stampinup.net or contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a comment on this blog.
Thanks all for today…I have to get back to making some Christmas cards using Carols of Christmas.
It’s been awhile since I posted but I am back with some cards. These two use materials from the nail-it bundle from Stampin’ Up! This would include the hammer, designer paper (on right), the tools and the hexagon stamped with the same set. The one on the left has designer paper that will be available June 1-it is called Wood Words.
These two also use products from the nailed it bundle. The one on the right uses the 3-D Hexagon Embossing folder done with silver paper. The greeting comes from the set Suite Sentiments and has greetings for many occasions. It is still available until May 31.
These two cards are made with some older stamp sets but are great for masculine cards. I used the “dragging” technique on the one on the left side. I saw a similar card so I learned the technique. I CASEd it. The one on the right uses a background stamp and I shaded the edges on the card and it makes for a nice effect.
The card on the left, I again CASEd and I used the Playful Background set to get the camouflage look. This stamp set is available now and will carry over to the new Annual Catalog. The card on the right uses some designer paper which is retiring. I stamped directly on the dsp using the Wetlands Stamp Set which is also retiring after May 31, 2017.
One last card for today, a graduation card. I used a combination of various materials, some you may already have.
Thank you for reading my post. Don’t forget the retiring products are gone after May 31. But the good news is there are a whole bunch of new products coming out in the catalog effective June 1, 2017. Here is a link to my on-line store: http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net. You can see all the new products and carried over products there on June 1, around 12MT.
Here are pictures of a Twist Pop-Up card that I made for Valentine’s day. It was really fun to make and they are so popular right now.
The panels are 2 1/4″ and decorated with various StampinUp products such as die cuts, stamps and designer series paper from our new Sending Love Suite (small envelope with insert, stamped image saying Happy Valentine’s Day and dsp & ribbon on the card base.) from our occasions catalog. Also used was the Sunshines Wishes Thinlet dies (the heart on the front and word love, which coordinates with the stamp set of the same name) which is in our Annual Catalog. Another great set I used was the Blooming Love Stamp Set (the fancy heart on one of the panels, which also has a matching die set called Blooming Heart) which is also in our annual catalog. One last product used from our annual catalog was the Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask (first panel on the left).
The card base is 4 1/4″ by 11″ and Real Red was used along with a black mat and Whisper White. Real Red and Black Ink was also used. We have inks, paper, ribbon, embellishments, markers and DSP that coordinate in color and design for the 50 colors that we have.
If you would like to try your hand at making this card and need directions, please leave a comment on this page and I will send you some. For those of you that would like a copy of the catalogs mentioned (and you do not currently have a StampinUp demonstrator) you can also leave a comment or email me at email@example.com. If you would like to place an order for any of the items, please visit my online store at darleneseitz.stampinup.net.
I will end with two last Valentine’s cards made with the Sending Love Suite of product.
January Paper Pumpkin Kit, Adoring Arrows, were these cute treat bags. There was enough supplies to make 24 bags. The kit included everything you need to complete them excluding scissors. A full set of stamps, ink spot, adhesives, metallic thread and all the paper material to make the bags and arrows. The kit is such a great deal and comes with instructions and there is a You Tube video on how to make the project. Sometimes it’s cards, banners, wreath, treat bags/holders and who knows what it will be from month to month.
You can buy the kit two ways. One way is a prepaid subscription where you can buy 1 month, 3 months, 6 month or 12 months. Right now StampinUp is running a special on the 3 month subscription for $55 in lieu of $59. To sign up for a subscription just go to this link http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net and click on Shop then Paper Pumpkin. Also when you purchase at least a 3 month subscription, you’ll receive a free item of your choice from our Sale-A-Bration catalog. This deal will last until March 31, 2017. In fact, you can receive a free item for every $50. that you spend. Please see my blog regarding SAB, here is the link in case you want to check it out: https://stampincardsncrafts.com/2016/12/29/2017-occasions-catalog-sale-a-bration/ .You can also purchase the kit on a month to month basis, for this you can sign up at http://www.paperpumpkin.com. Be sure to pick me as your demonstrator (Darlene Seitz number 2096764).
If you do not want to make the entire craft, you can usually make some cards with the materials (or if you have left over material). These are the cards I made from some of the material. I did add some of my own materials. But, if you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me, I will send you some additional materials, pictures and instructions to make some cards that I have created.
There are so many different cards you could make. Just let your imagination take over.
If you would like more information of Paper Pumpkin (or anything craft related), just leave a comment on this blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for stopping by and as always,
Happy Crafting, Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp demonstrator