2014 Annual Catalog Swaps from Stampin’ Up!

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a card swap to highlight some of the products from the new 2014 Annual Catalog. Today, I thought I would share with you some of the cards I received. (Please note, some of the cards did not come with a card recipe attached. I have done my best to recreate this for you, but please excuse any errors in my interpretation if you notice them.)

New Catalog Swap (2 of 4)

Card design by Linda Green

Stamps: Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Shimmery White

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey

Dies & Punches: Labels Framelits Collection

Accessories: Mossy Meadow Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

New Catalog Swap (1 of 4)

Card design by Linda Bauwin

Stamps: Lots of Thanks

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Dies & Punches: Modern Label Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Card design by Angie Silva

Card design by Angie Silva

Stamps: Something to Say, Sea Street

Card Stock & Paper: Bermuda Bay (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), Maritime DSP (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″), Whisper White (1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″), Coastal Cabana (1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″)

Ink: Bermuda Bay

Dies & Punches: 2″ Circle Punch

Accessories: Mini Brads

Card design by Jill Van Dieren

Card design by Jill Van Dieren

Stamps: Sea Street, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock & Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Maritime DSP

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Real Red

Dies & Punches: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Accessories: Vellum, Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the lovely work created by these ladies.  I’ve finished painting my craft studio, and I’m in the process of moving everything in and getting organized!  On Sunday, I will share a cute decorative project I did last night to help liven up the space and add some color and inspiration to my room.  Stay tuned next week when I unveil the completed studio with a virtual tour of my favorite new place!

Don’t forget to sign up for the one-to-one swap!  I can’t wait to see what you are creating.  Swaps are a fun way to interact and create together.  The details and registration link are below.

If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog yet, I would love to get one to you.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited about the launch of the new 2014 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many awesome products in there.  I would love the chance to see what you are creating.  Let’s do a one-to-one swap!  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  The motto of Stampin’ Up! is Inspire, Create, Share.  This swap is the perfect opportunity for us to support one another and share all our creative ideas.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!


Do you have $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog?  Do you want to purchase Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers now, without having to wait until they are available to the public?  If so, now is a great time to join my team.  During the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


WEEKLY DEALS for June 10-16

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 16.

 

Finding Inspiration from Stampin’ Up!

Craft Studio Renovation

Today I’ve got something a little different for you.  I’m currently in the process of renovating one of the rooms in my house to create a brand new craft studio.  I’m so excited about this project.  I have never had a dedicated space for crafting before.  Right now, my dining room looks like a stamp store exploded in there! LOL.  Here is a sneak peek at the early stages of the project… I hope to be ready to reveal the finished product sometime in the next week.

Craft Room Remodel (1 of 17)

“Before”… Just an ordinary guest room.

Goodbye carpet... hello hardwood floors!

Goodbye carpet… hello hardwood floors!

Can you say STORAGE? Whoo hoo!

Can you say STORAGE? Whoo hoo!


The New Catalog is Jam Packed with Inspiration!

Although I am psyched about my new stamping studio, it is taking tons of time to pull it together, which has meant less time for creating cards lately.  So, for today’s post I have something a little different for you.  I wanted to tell you some of my favorite features about the new Stampin’ Up! catalog and the products inside.  I also wanted to share some of the inspirational project ideas that Stampin’ Up! has created to help you to inspire, create, and share.

One of the things I love most about the Stampin’ Up! catalog is all the great projects that are featured throughout the pages.  This gorgeous book is not only filled with fantastic products, but it is jam packed with inspirational ideas!  My order just arrived on Monday, and I can’t wait to get my hands inky as soon as I’m finished with my remodel.  You can count on the fact that I’ll be sharing some of my favorite new products with you very soon.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them and start creating!

Images © 2014 Stampin’ Up!

The stamp set featured above is one of the ones that I can’t wait to get my hands on!  It is one of the new photopolymer sets called Flower Patch.  It seems like it is going to be so versatile, and you know I love my flowers!  This stamp set also has a matching Framelits Dies set, which can be purchased as a bundle for a 15% discount.

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Images © 2014 Stampin’ Up!

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showing you some of the great things you can do with the Flower Patch stamp set.

Another stamp set that is new in the annual catalog is called What’s Your Type.  It is comprised of geometric shapes and designs that can be combined to create all the letters of the alphabet, or a wide variety of patterns.  When I first saw this stamp, I didn’t think much of it, but when you see it in action, it is pretty cool!

Images © 2014 Stampin’ Up!

Watch this video from Stampin’ Up! to see this awesome set in action!

The last thing I wanted to share with you today is about Stampin’ Up! ribbon.  The new catalog has tons of new ribbon choices, and they are really yummy!  I especially like the new 1/4″ cotton ribbon.  It comes in a ton of colors, and it is so soft and pliable.

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Images © 2014 Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up has awesome ideas about how you can use Stampin’ Up! ribbon to dress up your packages!  Check this out!

I hope you have enjoyed this post.  I know it is a little different from my norm, but I thought you would enjoy seeing these great project ideas from Stampin’ Up! while I work on finishing up my new craft studio.  I can’t wait to reveal the finished result to you soon.  It is going to be so organized and beautifully crafty! 🙂

Also, remember if you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog yet, now is the perfect time.  There are so many great new items available for purchase.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!


Have you been considering joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator?  If so, now is a great time to join.  Between now and June 30, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for the month of June only they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


WEEKLY DEALS for June 10-16

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 16.

2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Goes Live… A great time to join my team!

Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live Today!

I am so excited!  Today is the day that the 2014 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! goes live!  No more waiting, you can order today!  Click here to order online now.


Blendabilities Update:

Blendabilities Markers are not available for customer purchase yet.  Stampin’ Up! expects to have enough inventory to meet customer demand at the end of June or early July.  I’ll keep you posted on a date.  However, there is a way to get them today if you can’t wait… become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have access to the “Blendies” before they are available to the public!  You can purchase the Blendabilities markers as part of your starter kit, or on a future demonstrator order.  What’s even better is that you will be able to purchase them with your demonstrator discount!


Have $50 worth of items on your wish list?  Join My Team Today!

Now that you are really excited to get your hands on all those great Stampin’ Up! products, I would like to remind you about the Stampin’ Up! sign up special that is going on right now (through June 30, 2014).  If your wish list includes at least $50 of products, you really should consider joining my team.  There is no risk involved and no future obligation.  Check out the details below!

For $50, you will get $55 worth of products + FREE SHIPPING! (Note:  You can still choose the regular starter kit, $99 for $125 of product and free shipping.)  But that’s not all… there are so many great benefits to being a part of the Stampin’ Up! team.  Here are some of the benefits your will get by joining today:

  • 30% discount on your first order after your starter kit order.
  • 20% discount on all future orders.
  • Opportunities to earn additional volume discounts on your sales/purchases
  • Your starter kit will include a My Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Free registration to Stampin’ Up! Convention
  • Become a part of the Happy Stampers online community
  • Learn new techniques and get plugged in to a network of creative people.
  • Training and support to help you take your business wherever you want to take it.
  • Flexibility
  • Motivating incentives and rewards from Stampin’ Up!
  • Access to purchasing Blendabilities before they are available to the public.
  • Fun, fun, fun!

Here are some additional details and answers to questions that you may have about becoming a demonstrator:

What items come in the starter kit?

This is where Stampin’ Up! differs from a lot of other companies. You get to pick whatever you want to go in your starter kit. You can choose from any of the items in the current catalogs.

Why should I join now?

In addition to your fantastic starter kit, you will also earn a 30% discount on your first workshop order AFTER you purchase the starter kit! So, you will be able to purchase more of those wish list items at a significant discount. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you will earn a 20% discount on all future orders too!

You will also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit as a part of your starter kit, and you will receive free Stampin’ Up! convention registration too!

What are some of the other benefits I’ll get from being a demonstrator?

When you join my team, you also join a community of stampers that are supportive, fun, and creative. We participate in creative challenges and group projects that are a lot of fun and will help you build a business or improve your skills as a hobbyist. Either way, this group of talented people is just a lot of fun to be a part of! You will also have access to training and support from Stampin’ Up! and from me to help you take your business as far as you want to go with it.

What is my obligation after I buy the starter kit?

This is the best part… there is no obligation! This decision is totally risk-free! If you sell, or buy, $300 worth of Stampin’ Up! product during the three months after you join, you meet the requirements for another three months. If you decide you don’t want to stay in, then you can simply stop being a demonstrator. It is as easy as that.

Click here to purchase your starter kit now, or drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions. I would love to have you join my team!