Swaps for first-ever Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event


This past weekend I was excited to attend the first-ever OnStage event that Stampin’ Up! held globally throughout all if the markets in all countries.  The closest one to my home in Rochester, NY, was Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, so we all headed north and over the border.  Here’s a picture of some of those from my team in attendance.  In all, I think we were about 14 – including my 3-month-old granddaughter Aubrey pictured with her mama!

Team in Mississauga

As event attendees, we got to preview the new Occasions Catalog as well as this year’s Sale-A-Bration brochure, even before other demonstrators!  And all I can say is man, oh, man – Stampin’ Up! did it again!  Wait until you see these two amazing publications!

One of the highlights of any Stampin’ Up! event is swapping.  Today I’ll show you the swap I created especially for this event.  Then later I’ll share some of the fabulous swap cards I received in trade.

Since the majority of my Christmas card designing is already over, I chose to create a Valentine’s Day card, since that’s our next major holiday.  And I just LOVE making cards for this special occasion – all the pinks and reds are so fun!

  • I began my card using the stamp set Groovy Love for the hearts and an additional set called Something to Say for the sentiment.  So that the stamped zebra heart was more substantial and traveled well, I used Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  It’s a heavier weight paper and so I was able to pop up that image on Dimensionals and have it look really nice.
  • The Sweetheart Punch lines up beautifully with the zebra print heart, and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits gave me the small heart border, as well as the larger Silver Foil heart.
  • Rounding the corners of the Whisper White Cardstock added some interest.
  • Lots of little embellishments on this one!  The white heart on the Silver Foil heart is just one of the hearts that punched out of the border.  I added a Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot from the Regals Candy Dots Collection, and Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is wrapped around the card front three times and tied in a bow.
  • Dazzling Diamonds is held onto the little Cherry Cobbler heart with Two-Way Glue.

I made 40 swaps – it’s always fun to see them all together!



  • Stampin’ Up! Cellophane Envelopes kept all my swaps clean and neat while traveling.  I highly recommend them!


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Straight to My Heart

Straight to my heart

It's time to think about Valentine's Day – the second biggest holiday for card making!  And Stampin' Up! has a wonderful stamp set called Love You More with five fantastic images.  You'll get lots of different images with this one.  Here I've used the "straight to my heart" stamp to create a masculine Valentine.

  • Stuck on color scheme?  Once again, I turned to the Color Coach for help.  I'd never have thought of these on my own, but I love the look – Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate and then I threw in a little Basic Black to set it off.
  • Our new Arrows Embossing Folder fits right in with the arrow theme in the stamped image.
  • You'll want to purchase a Designer Series Paper Stack in the color scheme you use most.  Here I've used the Tangerine Tango designer paper from the Brights Collection to add some polka dot fun.
  • Use the Heart Framelits to cut out a couple cute little hearts for a nice accent.
  • Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon is masculine enough for the manliest man!
  • Neutral Candy Dots are the perfect little embellishment.


THINGS YOU'LL NEED:Straight to my heart closeup
Item No. 131850 Love You More wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 131853 Love You More clear $16.95
Item No. 132187 Arrows Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 130934 Neutrals candy Dots (100) $5.95
Item No. 119261 Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (10 yds.) $5.95
Item No. 125599 Hearts Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 130118 Color Coach $14.95
Item No. 130134 Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack $21.95

Love You More
Love You More stamp set

Don't Forget!

Take advantage of my Occasions Catalog Shares and get all of the hot, new accessories, designer papers and ribbons in a smaller quantity.  Click HERE to find out more!

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Cyber Monday Sale and new stamp sets

Cyber Mon

Today only – take 30% off these 6 great products.  If you don't have the Envelope Liners Framelits, it's a must!  Combine these products with the last day of our Holiday Sale, and you'll be saving BIG! 


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 Click HERE to download the 4-page Holiday Sale Flyer!  Remember, all orders for Cyber Monday and the Holiday Sale need to be placed before 11:58MT today! 


Dec best of 25 years


Stampin' Up! also announced the December Best of 25 Stamp set – Best of Sale-A-Bration!  To view the full flyer, click this link:  December Best of Sale-A-Bration flyer

header whole lot of love

This promotion just announced – get ready for Valentine's Day with lots of great, new products!

valentines flyer 1

Click this link to view in a larger format:  Whole Lot of Love Flyer 1

valentine flyer 2

Click this link to view in a larger format:  Whole Lot of Love Flyer 2

Don't forget!

There are always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE), enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Click here to place your order in my Online Store.



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More Valentines from Leadership Conference

We were treated to such a cute display of cards at the Leadership Conference in January made by fellow demonstrators.  The Stampin' Up! home office had the idea that everyone bring samples of their best work and display them on a clothesline.  I took lots of pictures!

This one highlights so many great products – PS I Love You stamp set, Fashionable Hearts and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Dies, Adorning Accents and Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine!  Whew – all in one gorgeous card!

I love the "unexpectedness" of the color scheme in this card – Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.  It also features PS I Love You stamp set, along with the brand new Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper and Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads.

This is a gorgeous example of combining some of the new Sale-A-Bration exclusive items – Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Outlined Occasions stamp set.  Love the Clothespins and clothesline made with White Baker's Twine.  Hearts I believe are mostly punched with Heart to Heart Punch.

I'm sorry that I can't give credit to these three talented ladies for their gorgeous cards.  I don't have their contact information.  But aren't they beautiful?

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Love You!

I'm really happy with the way this simple card turned out.  We often give our valentines to a man, so I wanted to keep this one fairly masculine.  And trust me – the new Twitterpated Designer Paper will become your best friend!  One side is decidedly feminine while the other side isn't so flowery.  It's the perfect collection of papers!  I've used the "love you" sentiment from PS I Love You in the new Occasions Mini Catalog, and the nifty embossed heart is made with the Big Shot and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die.  The Riding Hood Red background gets a dressing up with the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added a sweet Basic Gray Button from the Neutrals Designer Buttons with a bow of White Baker's Twine.  Don't forget the Mini Glue Dots – they're perfect for adhering the button to the card.

Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 125406 Twitterpated Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 123128 Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119743 Neutrals Designer Buttons (72) $8.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95

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Sweetheart Valentine

I love mixing the new and the older products together – it freshens up what I already own and makes it look totally different!  This card is just that combination.  I've used the stamp set Sweetheart which has been around for a little bit but it takes on a new look using the 2011-12 In Colors and brand new designer paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Sweet Shop.  The new catalog contains an entire Sweet Shop Product Suite with stamp sets, designer stickers and lots of fun embellishments.  One side of the designer paper has images of cakes, candy, cupcakes and ice cream cones, and the other side of the paper has lots of heart images perfect for Valentine's Day.  The sentiment comes from a new stamp set called PS I Love You.  I've made the confetti for the Heart Treat Cups from the Small Heart Punch.  You'll want to be sure to purchase the Full Heart Punch that creates a perfect fit for the treat cup.  Some Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon adds a nice touch.

Like the Sweetheart stamp set?  It's the January Stamp Set of the Month!  Receive a FREE kit for making SIX cards!  Check out the details HERE!  There are also a couple more card samples HERE and HERE.

Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 120415 Sweetheart wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 120780 Sweetheart clear $15.95
Item No. 125408 Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
Item No. 120435 Heart Treat Cups (12) $2.95
Item No. 117193 Small Heart Punch $5.95
Item No. 119883 Full Heart Punch $16.95
Item No. 122976 Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95

JUST ONE MORE DAY – January 4th – and the new Occasions Mini Catalog will go LIVE!  I'll post the new catalog first thing Wednesday morning!  AND get ready for my Occasions Mini Accessories Share – a little bit of almost all the accessories in the new catalog!  Here's what you'll receive:

1 yd. of 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon in each of the following colors for a total of 4 yds. of ribbon:  Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze

10 Large (8 mm.) Pearl Basic Jewels

2 yds. Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

3 hat pins (3" long)

Twitterpated Designer Buttons – 3 each of 2 designs in 2 colors for a total of 12  buttons

Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads – 1 each of 4 designs for a total of 4 brads

Purchase all of the above brand new accessory pieces for just $15.50!  And that's not all!  Order your Accessories Share before January 31st and receive a free hand-stamped card that highlights many of the new products and stamp sets in the Occasions Mini – you'll have your very own brand new sample card to use for inspiration or to send to a special friend.

Stampin' Up! policies regarding shares have changed in the past year, so I'm no longer able to put PayPal links up for you to purchase the shares directly online.  Instead, please e-mail me if you'd like to purchase an Occasions Mini Accessories Share.  I'll order product immediately when I have 4 shares purchased.  I'll send you a PayPal invoice to finalize your order. I can also accept credit card, check, money order or cash.

I'll be posting pictures of all of the products contained in the Accessories Share tomorrow when the Occasions Mini Catalog goes live!

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Sent With Love

Here's a fun Valentine's card showing lots and lots of new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  You'll be able to order all of these great new items on January 4th.  Color scheme is Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White and comes from the new Twitterpated Designer Series Paper – 2 different prints used here.  The Real Red card stock is run through the Big Shot with another new item – Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  There are 3 designs in this smaller-sized embossing folder set.  I've used another new product – Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details – on top of the embossed hearts.  The Blushing Bride heart is cut with the Hearts Collections Framelits Die and the Big Shot.  These wafer-thin dies can be positioned to see where you're placing the design before you cut.  Use for accents or layer different sizes together.  The three circle images are stamped from PS I Love You – you're definitely going to want to add this terrific stamp set to your collection!  And don't forget about some of our great existing products for Valentine's Day – in this card, I've used the Pinking Hearts Border Punch with Whisper White card stock.  A pretty Basic Gray Satin Ribbon finishes this card nicely.

Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 125406 Twitterpated Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 125601 Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders $8.95
Item No. 125599 Hearts Collection Framlets Dies $26.95
Item No. 125585 Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details $2.50
Item No. 117649 Pinking Hearts Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 124326 Basic Gray 3/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95

JUST TWO MORE DAYS until you're able to order from the OCCASIONS  MINI CATALOG – January 4th!
KRISS'S ONLINE CUSTOMER PERKS – New for 2012!  Learn how to be rewarded for placing online orders HERE!

L3_NA_DemoLowers_Dec15-Jan3CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ! SAVE UP TO 80%!  NOW through January 5, 2012, over 200 products (tons of punches, dies, designer series paper, ribbon and more!) are being added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack–with some discounted up to 80 percent! These great deals are only available when you purchase online and while supplies last.



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