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Friday, July 12, 2019

Inventory Tracking Form for your stamping Supplies

Bonus Days is Awesome, right?

Every $50 of catalog product or clearance rack product
earns you a $5 coupon to use in August.

If you're like me and want it all, 
you need a way to track and prioritize that Wish List
as well as track what you already have.




Thursday, July 4, 2019

Uncle Sam Punch Art

Happy 4th of July

Here's a little fun project from several years ago 
. . . isn't it fun what you can do with punches?

Uncle Sam Punch art made with Stampin'UP! punches

An Uncle Sam punch art made with Stampin'UP! Punches.
This is the direction sheet.
Uncle Sam Punch art made with Stampin'UP! punches

I made this years ago and several of the  punches are retired. But you could easily substitute the Classic Label punch for the hat brim.

And for the mustache you could try either the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, or the Everyday Label Punch,  or perhaps even the Scallop Label Punch.

If you're feeling a little "punchy" or ready to think creatively with shapes, you can check out all of Stampin'UP!'s current punches here.

Have a wonderful 4th of July and stay safe.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Bonus Days Sale and Special on the Starter Kit

Coming up in July Stampin'UP! has 2 very special offers.



July Bonus Days: The first is a Sales Special where you essentially save 10% on each $50 purchase in July to spend in August.  Each $50 of merchandise you purchase in July earns you a coupon for $5 good towards a purchase made in August. Nice!

Are you someone who likes a little bonus?  Get your shopping list ready, the sale starts July 1st.
click here to shop.


Get Extra Extra when you buy the Starter Kit in July: you get 2 things extra with your purchase of the starter kit. The normal kit is $99 and get to choose $125 of product.  You do pay tax, but shipping is free.  This is a 20% savings. Not only is it a great deal by itself, but your purchase of the kit entitles you to a continued 20% through your first full quarter with the company.  

With the July special you get to choose an extra $30 of free product PLUS you get an extra $10 coupon good towards an August purchase (for which you'll still get your 20% discount!).

Are you someone who might be interested in the discount buying program?  Have you been thinking about starting your own stamping business?  either way you should think about taking advantage of this Extra Extra deal. Click here to join


Saturday, June 1, 2019


This is just a quick reminder that
Monday, June 3rd
is the last day to order from
the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog
and the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

GOOD NEWS: Stampin'UP! has recently discounted some retiring product.





  Do you have your new 
2019-2020 catalog yet? 



Friday, May 10, 2019

Copper Embossed Sheltering Tree

I love the monotone look of this card made with Stampin'UP!'s Sheltering Tree stamp set.

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and Copper Embossing Powder

. . . and the fact it was achieved by combining 3 different color products. The brown paper is Soft Suede, which coordinates beautifully with Copper Embossing powder. The Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon is a perfect compliment to achieve this overall monotone look. A complete list of products is at the end of the post. Its easy to color coordinate a project when the materials all come from the same company.

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and Copper Embossing Powder

The copper embossing powder has a rich creamy look when heat set. Embossing powders all work the same, they contain bits of plastic and metal that you heat set to melt into the paper.  You need something to hold the powder to the paper in the desired pattern. This can be glue or a gooey ink.  Most stampers use Versamark ink to stamp the image. Due to the copper metal in this powder it is more granular and ends up with the beautiful creamy look you see in the picture above.

The Sheltering Tree stamp set has been a favorite. . . Check this card that uses the Rock and Roll technique to color the grass . . . or this spooky Halloween card with googly eyes in the tree.

Sheltering Tree is retiring the end of May, when the current catalog expires.   Click here to see all the retiring product.

I'm happy to answer your questions about heat embossing or any other stamping questions. Thanks for visiting - I hope I've inspired you to spend some time today in a little creative play. Have an INKcredible day . . .

If you haven't browsed the Stampin'UP! store I encourage you to spend a little time there. This is a great company with wonderful product. I do receive commission on sales and I appreciate your business - thank-you. My commission is paid by the company, you pay nothing extra when purchasing product through me.

Because I do appreciate your business, you can earn extra rewards when you shop with me
Just be sure to use the Rewards Code for the month (found in the left pane of the blog) when you place your on-line order.



Versamark Pad
[102283] - $9.00
Heat Tool
[129053] - $30.00