Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up Holiday Card

Happy Friday! I hope you all had an enjoyable week and found some time to craft!

If you enjoy a little sparkle on your holiday cards…this one is for you! I used the Spruced Up Stamp Set and Spruced Up Outlines Dies along with several specialty papers to create this card. Specifically, the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Real Red & White Glimmer Paper…so pretty!

Today’s card was inspired by a team member of mine, Tarabeth. She recently made a beautiful card using some of Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful specialty and glimmer papers and she reminded me that I hadn’t pulled out my pretty paper yet! If you have a chance…check out Tarabeth’s blog…she creates some beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration, Tarabeth!

I started with a Thick Basic White cardstock and adhered a piece of the Lights Aglow paper to the card front. I chose the black bokeh print paper. The second to largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies was used to die cut a circle from the red glimmer paper. I also die cut a small tree from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies in red glimmer paper, and a large tree in white glimmer paper. As you can see the dies from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies cuts not only the inside image, but an outside, or outline image as well…very cool!

I pulled out my package of the Wonderful Snowflakes which are irredescent and added a snowflake to the red glitter circle, using glue to adhere the snowflake. A piece of Real Red ribbon from the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack was adhered to the back side of the Lights Aglow panel vertically and secured with a little Stampin’ Seal. The red glitter circle and snowflake unit were adhered to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, the red and white glitter trees were arranged on the right lower side of the panel. The solid red tree and the red outline tree were adhered to the panel using glue and the white glitter solid tree was adhered over top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I chose a greeting from the Window Wishes Stamp Set and stamped this on a small piece of white cardstock. The sentiment label was trimmed down and I cut a banner on the right side of the sentiment label. The label was then adhered to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The bokeh panel was then adhered to the card front. I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front for some more sparkle! Oh, and I colored Wink of Stella on the Real Red Ribbon also.

For the inside white panel, I stamped one of the trees from the Spruced Up Stamp Set in Real Red ink and stamped an additional greeting in Memento ink – also from the Window Wishes Stamp Set. I then adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

Of course, the envelope was decorated, too! The same tree was stamped in Real Red ink on the lower front of the envelope and a piece of coordinating Lights Aglow paper was adhered to the envelope flap then fussy cut around the flap.

Whew! This seems like a lot but in all honesty this card came together very quickly. I hope you enjoyed today’s creation and give it a try!

You can view, download and print the tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

There is Even More to Sale-a-brate during Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

Stampin’ Up! has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration…that’s exciting news! Place a $50+ or $100+ order between now and August 31 to earn one of these new items, or any of the items already included in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

Here are the additional products you can earn for free with a qualifying order from now through August 31, 2022 during Sale-A-Bration:

To view the flyer for these additional free product offerings, click here.

Important Note: In order to redeem any of the additional Sale-A-Bration items you must use the order numbers provided on the flyer in order to redeem the items for free during Sale-A-Bration. If you use the item numbers from the catalog, you will not get the items for free with a qualifying order.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

NEW Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available September 1 That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion begins on September 1 and runs through September 30, 2022.

Were you thinking about purchasing one of these stamp sets? Wait until September 1 and save 10% when you purchase the bundle!

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Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up Christmas Card with Silver Accents

The Spruced Up Stamp Set and the Spruced Up Outlines Dies from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog is a must have for making quick and easy holiday cards! The items are sold as a Bundle, too, so you save 10% when you order them together.

The dies in the Spruced Up Outlines Dies do exactly what they say. The dies cut out an outline and an insert! For my card today, I ran the ornament dies and the gift die through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine twice – once in Parakeet Party cardstock and once in Garden Green cardstock. I used the Garden Green “outlines” and the Parakeet Party inserts on my card today. But, you can use the die cut pieces separately if you choose for a completely different look! I also stamped on the inserts using the snowflake stamp from the Spruced Up Stamp Set in the same color – Parakeet Party – for a tone-on-tone look.

My card sits on a Parakeet Party card base with a panel of the Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration item. The specialty paper was matted onto a piece of Garden Green cardstock and the entire panel was popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also popped up the sentiment label and the gift box for added dimension. A Garden Green bow was added to the smaller ornament followed by silver Festive Pearls to finish off the card.

If you’re looking for a brighter pop of color when using these dies, how about die cutting the ornaments and the gift from some pretty Christmas DSP? I think it would make for a stunning card!

To grab all of the details for my card today, click on the image below for the project sheet.

GRAB YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SWAG!

Show the world that you’re a Stampin’ Up! crafter! Stampin’ Up! has released several branded merchandise items for you to choose from. Branded merchandise items are while supplies last but if there is a high demand for a particular item, Stampin’ Up! may evaluate on whether or not to restock the item. Here are the branded products being offered:

  • STAMPIN’ UP! ABIGAIL ROSE POSTER – This poster features the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: “Love what you do, share what you love” which is a sentiment that resonates deeply with the Stampin’ Up! community. The art design coordinates with the Abigail Rose Suite.  The poster measures 18″ x 24″
  • 2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER – The grid paper measures 11″ x 17″ and includes a total of 25 sheets – 5 of each In Color
  • ABIGAIL ROSE FILE FOLDERS – 6 folders measuring 9-1/2″ x 14″ – 2 each of 3 designs
  • ABIGAIL ROSE HOODIE – This hoodie features a color-blocking style with florals from the Abigail Rose Suite. Perfect for casual, everyday wear or to wear to a Stampin’ Up! workshop or get together!
  • 2022-2024 IN COLOR TUMBLERS – The insulated tumblers are perfect to take your drinks with you on the go, or to sip comfortably at home. The tumblers are available in each of the new In Colors and feature an ombre design. 20 oz. size. 

To view more information or to place a swag order, click on the image below.

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CRAFT FOR A CAUSE!

Help make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. With your help, we hope to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to organizations fighting to end food scarcity across the country. Customers can order the Nourish & Flourish Kits beginning on July 1, 2022 and sales will end on January 4, 2023.

Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. Each year, Stampin’ Up! supports a designated cause through special limited-edition products or promotions. This Year Stampin’ Up! has chosen to support organizations that are working to end food insecurity by releasing this special Nourish and Flourish Kit.

Helping others feels good! We all know that Making a Difference by helping others makes us feel good. We hope you will want to get behind this great cause and purchase a kit, or two, or three to make a difference.

Here are the program details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Kits must be ordered by phone by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 6:50 pm (MT), or Online by January 4, 2023, 11:50 pm (MT)

You can download the program flyer here.

SALE-A-BRATION IS IN FULL SWING!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

Products used to make today’s card are included below: