IT’S FINALLY HERE–STAMPARATUS–FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

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!

 

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STAMPIN BLENDS ARE HERE!

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

 

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

Father’s Day, Graduation, Masculine cards

     

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.

Happy Crafting

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

VALENTINE’S CARDS USING PAISLEYS & POSIES STAMP SET FROM STAMPINUP

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In the Holiday catalog for Autumn & Winter, StampinUp introduced the stamp set called Paisleys & Posies.  They have continued the set and it is still currently available.  I have used the set for a Valentine’s card.  The stamped background is from the set.  This set is very versatile and can be used all year long.  It also has matching framelits called Paisley Framelit Dies and this is also still available.  It can be found in my On-Line Store under Carry Over products.  When you buy both the stamps and the dies, you receive 10% off.   My on-line store link is http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net.

The heart die cut is from a retired die set but you can use any heart that you have available.  The love die cut is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies found in the Annual Catalog.  These dies also have a heart that can be used on this card.  This is also available in my on-line store.  The paper and ink color are Real Red, and the ribbon is from our new Occasions Catalog and sold with white ribbon in a combo pack called Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack.  This ribbon is very thin so it is excellent for tying bows and knots.  I adhered the die cuts with dimensionals and foam adhesive strips also available in my on-line store.                                                                                                              20170112_180258

The inside as shown above uses two stamps from a new stamp set called Sealed with Love which is found in our new Occasions catalog.  It also has a matching die set called Love Notes Framelits dies.  You can purchase separately or as a bundle and when you purchase the bundle, you save 10%.  Also at this time, we currently have our Sale-A-Bration event going on where you can receive free products with a qualifying order.  For every order of $50. you receive a free product of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The items include stamp sets, ribbon, card kits, Designer Series Paper and more.  If you do not have a catalog or demonstrator and would like a copy of both the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration, please leave me a comment here or email me at darstz@hotmail.com.  You can also visit my on-line store at http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net to see these products.

Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp demonstrator.

P.S.  Pictured below is a Birthday Card also made with the Paisley & Posies set.                        20170112_180109