Holiday Mini and Sale-A-Bration Begin Today

Hello! The July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, also known as the Holiday Mini Catalog, is live today! As always, there are so many fabulous new products to choose from for you to begin your fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas crafting projects.

Click Here to View the Holiday Catalog

Please note that these items are not available yet because of continued supply chain delays due to Covid.

  • 156326 – Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack
  • 156327 – Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
  • 156275 – Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Collection
  • 156458 – Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 156278 – Blackberry Beauty Suite Collection

lt is also Sale-A-Bration time! This is the first time ever that Stampin’ Up! is running a second SAB in the same year! Earn FREE products at the $50 or $100 level. There are no limits on how many items you can earn with every $50 you spend on products from the Annual Catalog or Holiday Mini Catalog. Among the products are some fun holiday Designer Series Papers for you to choose from.

Click Here to View the Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Starter Kit Promotion!

Join Stampin’ Up! now through September 30th. You get to select $125 worth of products for only $99 and will also get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! The kit ships for free. I’d love to have you join my team. Become a happy discount shopper or build a business – the choice is yours! Click here for the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!

Here is a list of bundles you can select from.

Need a catalog? If you would like a copy of the catalog and don’t currently have a demonstrator, please email me at and I’d be happy to mail it out to you.

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The August Paper Pumpkin, Hope Box, was designed by Shelli Gardner, cofounder of Stampin’ Up. The kit includes supplies to make nine cards with coordinating envelopes. The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others. Coordinating colors are bright and cheery: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade. Subscribe now through August 10th. The kit will arrive in your mailbox around the 20th of August. For further information and to subscribe, click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin website.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for July. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

Pretty Perennials Happy Mail

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for April. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. The theme for this year is thank you cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects posted by these talented stampers.

Today’s card features the Pretty Perennials bundle from the mini catalog, along with two favorite products that will be retiring on May 3rd. This is the last chance for you to purchase the fabulous Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Layering Ovals Dies. I was shocked to see that the dies were retiring – these are a staple for me!! Grab them now while you can – I just checked the inventory status and it is getting low.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
  • Layering mat – cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • Cut piece of polka dot paper from the True Love Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies, center it on the DSP and cut.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the “happy” greeting from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in center with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Stamp “mail” with Melon Mambo ink directly under the “happy.” Adhere to the polka dot DSP piece.
  • Using the Perennial Petals Dies, cut one large and three next-to-largest flowers from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. I used two different papers that featured the pinks and oranges, and cut them out from different sections of the paper to get a variety of colors from the one sheet of paper.
  • Die cut the Basic Black petal overlays from scrap pieces that have been backed with pieces of an adhesive sheet. Adhere them to the flowers. Adhere the flowers to the polka dot DSP piece, arranging them around the outside of the oval.
  • Adhere piece to the Melon Mambo cardstock mat. Adhere this piece to the Basic Black cardbase with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere Elegant Faceted Gems to the flower centers. I used the Petal Pink gems.
  • Card inside – cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I die cut two small flowers from the Artistry Blooms paper and adhered them in the lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

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Click here to see the list of retiring products, some at prices discounted up to 60%. Products are only available while supplies last.

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Retiring 2019-2021 In Colors

The new 2021-2022 annual catalog will be released one month earlier than usual on May 4th, which means that the 2019-2021 In Colors will be retiring on May 3rd.  If you would like to purchase cardstock, inks, markers, etc. now is the time!  Many of the products are already at low inventory and I don’t know if supplies will be replenished.  Click on any of the pictures if you’d like to purchase any of these In Color products from my online store.  I’m very sorry to see this group of colors go.  This was one of my most favorite groups of In Colors in all the years I’ve been a demonstrator!

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Berry Delightful Note Cards and Gift Box

Hello! Today’s project is a set of four note cards and a coordinating gift box that features the yummy Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This paper is part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle that also includes the Berry Blessings stamp set. You can earn this bundle for free with a $100 order, but time is running out because Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, February 28th. This will be your last chance to earn these products. This is one of the projects we did in my stamping club this month.

Here is how to make the note cards.

  • This project uses the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes in the annual catalog. Use four cards and envelopes. Cards measure 5″ x 3 1/2″ folded.
  • Fold note cards and crease with bone folder.  Select four different sheets of the Berry Delightful DSP and cut them at 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″. Adhere DSP to card fronts.
  • Cut four pieces of contrasting DSP at 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere them to the to card fronts, slightly below the middle.
  • Stamp greetings from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. Select four ink colors that coordinate with the DSP. These cards use Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green and Pacific Point. I used two different greetings and stamped each of the two in a different color to coordinate with the cardstock for the scalloped circles.  Die cut the smaller “Just for You” greeting with the smallest circle in the Layering Circles die set.  Die cut the larger “Hello There” greeting with the second smallest circle in the die set.
  • I used the same colors of cardstock as the inks. Die cut the scalloped circles from each of the four different colors of cardstock.  For the smaller circle use the second smallest scalloped circle and for the larger circle use the third smallest scalloped circle.
  • Adhere the stamped greetings to the coordinating scalloped circle pieces and adhere to right side of card front.

The box is made with one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes from the annual catalog. Here is how I made it.

  • Make box by folding along all score lines. These boxes are food safe so one side is shiny and the other side is matte.  You want the shiny side to be the inside of the box.
  • Cut piece of DSP at 3 ¾” x 5 ½” and adhere to top of box.  Using the same sheet of DSP, cut two strips at 1″ x 5 3/4″ and two strips at 1″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere the strips to the sides of the boxes.  Cut a contrasting strip of DSP at 1″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere to the center of the top of the box.
  • Stamp greeting from the Berry Best stamp set with Garden Green Ink on a 3″ square piece of Basic White cardstock.  Die cut with the second largest circle in the Layering Circles dies, with the greeting closer to the bottom of the circle in order to leave space above to adhere punched out strawberries.  You can also punch out the circle if you own the 2 ½” circle punch, which is now retired. Adhere to right side of the top of the box.
  • From the 12” x 12” sheet of DSP with the multi-colored strawberries and flower blossoms, punch out the Poppy Parade and Rich Razzleberry strawberries with the Strawberry Builder punch.  This will cut off the stem part of the strawberry.  To add stems back, punch out from scraps of Garden Green cardstock using the Strawberry Builder punch and adhere to strawberries.  Using the builder punch, punch out the Pacific Point flower blossoms. Arrange strawberries and flower blossoms around the circle and adhere.
  • Add the four note cards and envelopes to the inside of the box and voila! You have a beautiful gift to give to someone special!

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Sale-A- Bration is a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up! This is your last opportunity to take advantage of this special promotion. During this promotion you can purchase the starter kit for only $99 and select $125 worth of merchandise from the current annual catalog or the new mini catalog. This is the BEST deal! You will also get a FREE 200 6″ x 6″ sheet assortment of our newest Designer Series Papers for five current color families, a $57.50 value! This paper will not be available for purchase until May 2021. Free shipping is also included. Become a happy shopper and enjoy a 20% discount on future orders. Click here to join.

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Final Week for Sale-A-Bration

Hello! Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on February 28th so this is your last chance to earn free products. For every $50 you spend you can select a free item. There are two level two items, A Touch of Ink and the Berry Blessings Bundle that you can earn with a $100 purchase. You can click here to place an order in my online store.

For some ideas and inspiration, here are some of the projects I’ve created with Sale-A-Bration items. I’m sure going to miss all of these pretty Designer Series Papers !

Sale-A- Bration is a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up! During this promotion you can purchase the starter kit for only $99 and select $125 worth of merchandise from the current annual catalog or the new mini catalog. This is the BEST deal! You will also get a FREE 200 6″ x 6″ sheet assortment of our newest Designer Series Papers for five current color families, a $57.50 value! This paper will not be available for purchase until May 2021. Free shipping is also included. Become a happy shopper and enjoy a 20% discount on future orders. Click here to join.

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Basic White Products are Now Available

Hello! As previously announced, Whisper White cardstock products are no longer available and have been replaced with Basic White cardstock products. They are now available for purchase. Prices remain the same however the item numbers are different. I’m awaiting an order so while I haven’t seen it in person yet, I am told by other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that while the Whisper White had some yellow overtones, the Basic White has some blue overtones, making it a brighter white. I can’t wait for my order to arrive so I can see the difference for myself and test it out!

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The new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is now available! The machine is compact, lightweight and is so cute! The plates glide nicely through the machine, whether you are die cutting or running mini embossing folders through it and rubber feet securely grip the work surface. My machine sits right on my desk, always ready to use – I love it!

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Dandy Garden Sneak Peek

Hello! Today, November 11, is Veterans Day here in the U.S. The men in my family all served in the Army: my grandfather and his brother served in France during WW1, my father served in England during WW11 (and is still alive and well at 98 years old!), and my brother served in Germany. If either you or any of your family members are or were veterans, thank you for your service to our great country.

Last week I attended the Stampin’ Up! virtual annual convention for 2 1/2 days, along with over 10,000 demonstrators from around the world! While nothing can quite replace being together at a live event, they did a fabulous job bringing all of the things we love most about convention to the small screen. We got a first look at the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, and once again, it doesn’t disappoint! It covers a wide variety of holidays and special occasions and there truly is something for everyone. One of the things we love best are demonstrations of new product suites, stamp sets, tools and accessories and the highlight is always the session where Shelli Gardner, founder of Stampin’ Up! and Sara Douglass, CEO (and Shelli’s daughter) stamp together. It is always a treat to see not only their creativity, but the wonderful relationship they have as well.

Another highlight of convention is the make and take sessions. This year demonstrators were given the opportunity to pre-purchase the Dandy Garden Project Collection that includes some of the products in the Dandy Garden Suite from the upcoming mini catalog. We were given measurements to cut the cardstock and DSP in advance so that we could make the projects during the session – so much fun!

As you can see from the images above, the Dragonfly Garden stamp set includes floral and dragonfly images and has a coordinating dragonfly punch. Also included in the project collection we received was a pack of 6×6 Designer Series Paper, braided twine and the cutest little ladybug embellishments.

There is another stamp set in this large suite, Garden Wishes, which has a coordinating set of dies that will be available beginning in January as well as Memories and More products and beautiful laser cut paper. Demonstrators are able to pre-order a select group of products from the new catalog for several days after the convention ends, so I have the rest of these products coming later this week and can’t wait to play with them! Stay tuned for more cards featuring this beautiful suite.

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