Holiday Catalog–Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas

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.

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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:

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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).

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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.

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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.

Happy Crafting,

Darlene Seitz

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING…

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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.

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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 darstz@hotmail.com.  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.

Darlene Seitz

January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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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.

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20170122_224609120170122_224254120170123_2254291  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  darstz@hotmail.com.  Thank you for stopping by and as always,

Happy Crafting,                                                                                                                             Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp demonstrator

 

DECEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN-SCRAPBOOK PAGE & CARDS

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December Paper Pumpkin kit (a monthly craft kit by StampinUp) is called Another Great Year and contained contents to create a mini scrapbook around your memories from 2016.  I decided to use some of the supplies to do a regular scrapbook page.  There are enough supplies left that I can still create a mini scrapbook or make some cards from the supplies.  The supplies included a rotary stamp, a stampin write marker, washi tape, paper supplies to create the pages–double-sided patterned paper, window sheets,– silver foil stickers, regular stickers and rings to connect the pages.  Here is a picture of what the kit includes and how the final product will look.

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I also had a chance to do a couple cards with some of the supplies, adding some additional items to complete the cards for Valentine’s Day.

         20170114_13323420170114_135958              They are very similar.  I added real red cardstock and some silver washi tape.  On the one on the left, I stamped the lips and wording in real red and staz-on white ink.  The stamps come from the new set Sealed With Love from the Occasions catalog just released.  The one on the right I also added the real red paper, washi tape and only the small wording, but I also shaded the white heart and lines around with some Craft real red ink and then wiped some off.

Paper Pumpkin is also running a special right now.  If you buy a 3 month prepaid subscription , the price is reduced from $59. to $55. AND you will receive a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The items you can choose from include stamp sets, ribbon, designer Paper, card kit, and a tin to hold your cards.  So if you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to try it.  If you are already a customer, you can get a great deal on upcoming kits.  This special deal lasts until March 31, 2017 but if you sign up today, you can start receiving your kits in February.  To order this deal or any other items, please see my on line store at http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net or contact me directly by either leaving a comment on this post or send me an email at darstz@hotmail.com.

Happy Crafting                                                                                                                                 Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp Demonstrator

2017 Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration

Hello:  Now that Christmas is over and New Year’s is upon us, we can look forward to another great year.  Stampin Up is releasing their new catalog on January 4, 2017 and their annual Sale-A-Bration (free product give away).  Their is some great new products coming out in the Occasions catalog that you won’t want to miss out on.  The top left pictures show the cover of the Occasions catalog and some of the new products.  They are even better seeing in person.  The Occasions catalog will be in my on-line store effective the 4th.  Sale-A-Bration also starts the 4th of January and runs through March 31, 2017.  For every $50. dollar order, you receive a Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE product.  There are several stamp sets as well as Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, a Card kit and a Tin to store your cards in.   The top right picture show the DSP called inside the lines.  It is designed so that you can color in as much as you want or leave plain.  Below are pictures of some Occasions Catalog new products.

and here are some of the Sale-A-Bration FREE products:

If you have not received the catalogs and do not already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to send you them.  Please leave a comment or email me at darstz@hotmail.com. http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net   is the link to my on-line store where you can see the new products effective January 4, 2017.

Don’t forget the close out sale still going on till January 3rd with up to 60% off.  These are clearance items or retiring products from the Holiday Catalog.  The retiring stamp sets will be gone completely after January 3rd so be sure to order them before it’s too late.

Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp demonstrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPIN’ UP YEAR END CLOSE-OUT–UP TO 60% OFF

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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 http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net.  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 http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net  Please leave me a comment or email me at darstz@hotmail.com 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

 

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA LAST DAY INCL. 24 HOUR SALE

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 http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net, where you can also see a picture of the items OR contact me via a comment below or by email: darstz@hotmail.com  and I can place the order for you.

Happy Monday and Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz,  Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator