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 email@example.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.
Can you believe it, Christmas is almost here! I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Hope your New Year is filled with peace, love and happiness. Thank you to all who have visited my blog during the year and to those who follow it. Stay safe.
Independent StampinUp Demonstrator
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Today 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: email@example.com 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.
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 http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net . If you have any questions or would like me to place the order for you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this blog.
Have a blessed and great Thanksgiving and Happy crafting,
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 darleneseitz.stampinup.net 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 email@example.com 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,
Darlene Seitz Independent Stampin’Up Demonstrator