Wood-Mount Stamp Set Destash

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all staying cool as the Summer season blasts its last rays of heat upon you all. We have been fortunate here in my part of Texas so far this year, but I am sure we will get at least one “heat wave” before we move into our so-called Fall season.

I have been neglecting my blog and relying on Facebook and Instagram to communicate lately so I thought I would send you all a quick post to let you know that I have begun posting retired wood-mount stamp sets on eBay. There are some REALLY old sets (as far back as 1995) out there if you are looking for something different and love the stamps that come attached to the wood blocks.

I started two days ago and am continuing to add items. The listings are 5-day auctions so most have at least 3 days remaining. You can reach my eBay store (lrtolson) HERE.

I will continue to destash so check back to my eBay stored often so you don’t miss your chance for a bargain!

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Are you done with the heat of Summer? I know I am and we really haven’t hit the triple digit heat we typically have here in the heart of Texas, but with the amount of rain we have had so far this year the humidity it off the charts!

With the August Paper Pumpkin Kit Stampin’ Up! is opening the door to the coziness of fall with a project of gift bags and tags featuring the rich colors of fall leaves. But wait a minute if you are disappointed that this is not a card kit – because for the first time ever (I think I have been saying that a lot this year – they are really going above and beyond this year!) – there will be an add-on bundle option available on August 1 while supplies last.

This bundle will include 24 card bases (12 each of two designs) with coordinating envelopes for $10.00! This add-on bundle will not automatically ship to all Paper Pumpkin subscribers who receive the August kit. If you want the card bases add-on bundle you must place a separate order either through your demonstrator or stampinup.com.

Now that is an amazing kit and add-on bundle! I hope I remember to place my order for the add-on before they sell out!

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe monthly HERE, or purchase 1, 3, 6 or 12-month pre-paid subscriptions. These kits also make great gifts for the crafter in your life who is hard to shop for.

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If you have any questions about becoming a subscriber or how to get the add-on bundle for the August kit, do not hesitate to contact me. The last day to subscribe for the August kit is August 10, 2019.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Celebrating 10 Years with Stampin’ Up!

Greetings my stamping friends! July 16th marked my 10 year Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Woohoo!!!

Help me celebrate my Anniversary!

As a token of my appreciation to my customers, if you place a minimum $50.00 order through my demonstrator website now through the end of July 2019, you will receive a FREE gift from me consisting of five (5) hand-made cards of random designs PLUS your choice of Faceted Gems in either Clear or Gold (see page 178 of the Annual Catalog). These FREE gifts will be shipped to you from me in August.

HOST CODE: MXE6VNYA

I have created a Work Shop Host Code as reflected above for you to use so that I, as the hostess, can receive the accumulative hostess benefits for orders that are less than $150.00. If your order is $150.00 or more, do not use the host code, you will want the hostess benefits for yourself!

Bonus Days!

And don’t forget that you earn a $5.00 coupon that you can use in August for every $50.00 you spend in July (before taxes and shipping) in July!

From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 US to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 US coupon code the following month.

So what does this mean to you? A Starter Kit is $99.00 in the US. For that fee, you now select $155.00 worth of Stampin’ Up! products. Plus, the following month you will have a $10.00 US coupon to use towards anything else you wish to purchase. The best thing about the Starter Kit is that it is 100% customizable by YOU. You are not required to purchase anything that you do not want or need. Of course, if you are not sure what you would need, we have a recommended supply list ready for you to use as a reference.

What are the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? You immediately begin receiving a 20-25% discount or commission (depending on your title) on all purchases or customer sales. You have access to a large community of like-minded creative artists who love to share what they do. You are among the first to hear about the new and exciting products offered by Stampin’ Up!, including the new catalogs a month or more before they are released to the general public — PREORDER! OnStage events and making new friends. And so much more.

What are you waiting for? I would love to help you sign up and have you as one of my team members. That would be an awesome way to celebrate my 10 year Anniversary!

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Pressed Petals Greetings

Greetings my stamping friends. I have been pinging around between projects and thought I’d take a moment and share with you two I finally finished!

The new Annual Catalog that was released in June has an amazing selection of designer series paper to pick from and one of my favorites is the Pressed Petals Specialty:

It looks like freshly pressed flowers and makes creating beautiful projects a snap. Here are two cards designs I made using this paper as my main design element.

I just love how the flowers and leaves seem to pop out of the paper. Makes my creative process easy once I get up the nerve to cut it that is.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the designs of these cards:

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If you have any questions regarding the design of these cards, do not hesitate to ask. I always share my project designs for FREE!

I have several more projects to share with you if I can ever focus my energy on one thing at a time. It’s been hard to do that lately, but I will try.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Bonus Days Are Back!

♫ ♪ Bonus Days are here again! The sun is high up in the sky, so why not stay inside and stamp. Bonus Days are here again! ♫ ♪

With the Bonus Days promotion in July, for every $50.00 you spend through July 31 (before shipping and tax) you earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31. The good news is that there is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period!

Details: Earning Period is July 1 – 31, 2019

  • Earning Period Deadlines
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 31, 2019, by 6:50 pm (mt)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

If you have any questions regarding the Bonus Days promotion, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Free as a Bird Meets Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards

Greetings my stamping friends!

So far I would have to say one of my favorite product suites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is the Bird Ballard Suite. I used two products from this suite in today’s project (I could have used more but I was trying to keep it simple!) as well as DSP from another. Let me know what you think.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your online cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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As a matter of personal choice, I cut the fronts off the laser cut cards and trimmed the border all around to be as narrow as possible. I then added a mat of Mossy Meadow and used Very Vanilla Thick card stock as my card base. I saved the backs of the cards for stamping the birds sitting on the branches using my Stamparatus so I could be sure to get a crisp image by restamping if necessary. I then fussy cut the birds by hand.

If you have any questions regarding any other design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask. I am here to help – it’s sort of “my job”.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Summertime Fun with Paper Pumpkin’s July Kit

Providing an easy path to creativity is what Paper Pumpkin does best. And we’re always thinking about ways to improve.

Sometimes we kick things up a notch to maximize a kit’s potential. After all, everyone wants to make as many cute things as possible with their super-fun Paper Pumpkin kit. Right? That goes without saying! 

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination by highlighting THREE new product suites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that you can mix and match with July’s kit.

Woven Threads Suite

Garden Lane Suite

Come Sail Away Suite

Get ready to “sail into Summer” with one of these kits by subscribing before July 10, 2019! If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber make sure your payment options are current.

If you need the link to become a subscriber, well here you go: JOIN. If you need help, just ask for it!

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Stamp Sets on Clearance Rack!

In just a few minutes (as of 12:01 AM MT) the Clearance Rack will be updated to include – for the first time – STAMP SETS at discounted prices. These stamp sets will only be available while supplies last so don’t drag your heels. Get on over and check out those deals now!

CLEARANCE RACK LINK

If you have any questions or need help shopping online, I am here to help. Just ask me for help.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin – Hugs from Shelli (Altered)

I am a little behind on assembling my Paper Pumpkin kits but I really wanted to share the May kit with you – Hugs from Shelli.

This kit made four different card designs (three each of the four designs) which according to my math equals 12 cards. Hopefully even with the new math they are teaching kids in school these days that total comes to the same number of cards! Since I love these kits so much I always get two each month so I get to make 24 cards – yahoo!

The only thing that I have a problem with from time to time is that the cards may not be A2 size cards (5.50” x 4.25” when closed) which is pretty much the smallest size the USPS wants you to mail. So when this is the case I alter the kits by adding additional card stock as the card base to make the cards BIGGER.

I basically follow the layout design of the kit, I just expand the card’s footprint. This is what I mean:

I cut the fronts off all of the cards and matted them with snail adhesive on coordinating card stock and then with dimensionals on card stock base. I used the other half of the card for the inside of the card for the stamping of the greeting. I used my Stamparatus for all stamping.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used to enhance the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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I just received my June kit. They are tiny cards. I haven’t decided what I will do with these just yet but I will share them with you once I have them completed. I still need to work on the April kit – they are beautiful flower cards. Ugh, where does the time go!?!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper!

Don’t forget — if you want to receive the July Paper Pumpkin Kit you must subscribe by July 10!

Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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How to Use the New Dies & Introducing the New 3D Embossing Folder Plate

Do you have the new Stampin’ Up! dies or 3D Embossing Folders offered in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and are struggling with getting that “just right” cut or embossed look on your paper? If you answered yes to either part of my question, then today’s post is just for you!

As you may recall from a prior post Stampin’ Up! has changed companies when it comes to the manufacturing of our dies and embossing folders. With this change the design of both lines of products slightly changed. Watch this video featuring George from Stampin’ Up! for more information and tips that will help you get the best cuts and embossed images from these new products:

Here is the link to the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate if you want to drop this in to your shopping cart:

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Thank you for stopping by today. If you should have any questions regarding the new dies and 3D Embossing folders and plate do not hesitate to contact me. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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