Limited Time! Get your 2019 Annual Catalog Product Sampler!

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2019 Annual Catalog Sampler

It’s that time of year! The new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog has been released and the new colors and suites are worth getting excited about!

I have had folks asking if I’m doing my Annual Catalog product samplers and the answer is YES! I’m happy to be offering a great way for you to see a little bit of everything – play with it in some projects – and decide which are your favorites and which you can save for another time.

This time I’m offering a Paper Sampler, a Ribbon Sampler, an Embellishment Samper, or you can get all 3 in one “I Want it All” sampler that will come with a bonus gift from me! Check them out below and then email me to be invoiced for the ones you would like.

Annual Catalog Paper Sampler

Get a 6×6 sheet of each pattern from the new patterned papers and specialty papers. All the designer papers are double sided. With the foil and vellum, you get one 6×6 piece of each color. Here is what is included:

Get all 75 sheets of new papers for only $26 (plus shipping if needed)!
So much cuteness and with 6×6 pieces you have lots of flexibility to make so many projects.

EMAIL ME TO RESERVE A PAPER SAMPLER

Click any picture to see more details on a paper set
Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
Garden Lane Designer Series Paper
Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Dinoroar Designer Series Paper
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
Perennial Essence 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Vellum Cardstock
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper
Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper
Noble Peacock Foil Sheets

Annual Catalog Ribbon Sampler

There are so many times where a little bit of ribbon adds just the perfect touch to a card, and so having the perfect color or size of ribbon makes it so much easier to use! In this sampler, you will get a 1yd piece of each of the ribbons listed below. Here is what is included:

Click any image to learn more about the ribbon

Product List
Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
Very Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Scalloped Lace Trim
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" (1 Cm) Reversible Ribbon
Pretty Peacock 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Purple Posy 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Purple Posy 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Terracotta Tile 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
3/8" (1 Cm) Denim Ribbon
Mint Macaron 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Textile Ribbon
Sahara Sand 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Woven Threads Trim
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Gathered Ribbon
Crushed Curry 3/8" (1 Cm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Purple 3/8" (1 Cm) Tricolor Ribbon
Night Of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine

That is 17 yds of ribbon for only $18.25 (plus shipping if needed)!
Your ribbon comes wrapped around thick cardstock for an easy to manage -and see! – sampler of ribbons.

EMAIL ME TO RESERVE A RIBBON SAMPLER

Annual Catalog Embellishment Sampler

Finally, the embellishments… Man, they are good this year! Get at least one of each color/design/style that is new this year. Here is what is included:

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2018-2020 In Color Buttons
2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots
Perennial Essence Floral Centers
Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments
Flower Faceted Gems
Sail Away Trinkets
Mini Library Clips
Bird Ballad Trinkets
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Dinoroar Enamel Shapes
Designer Elements

All told you’ll get 83 pieces in this sampler! All for only $16.25 (plus shipping if needed).

EMAIL ME TO RESERVE YOUR EMBELLISHMENT SAMPLER

I Want It ALL Sampler option w/ Free Gift!

The best way to try them all is to get them all with the combined sampler! You get each of the above samplers plus I’ll be giving you a gift of a sampler from the new Follow Your Art embellishment kit!

You’ll get one of each color of paper clip, on of the cute silver tags, some of each of the linen threads, and some of each color of the felt embellishments!

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Silver Sparkle Meets Everything is Rosy

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Everything is Rosy with Silver Sparkle and Granny Apple Green

I have been working on the cards for my Everything is Rosy Medley stamp a stack class coming up this weekend. I am trying to make lots of project ideas with the Everything is Rosy kit so I can pick my favorite 6 to share in the class. There are so many great pieces and options with the medley kit, that I wanted to do lots of playing!

Usually I stay within the confines of the core colors used in the collection – Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, and Rose Gold. But, I decided to switch things up a bit and try out some different colors when creating this card.

Embossed card base with silver glimmer paper and metallic ribbon

This was supposed to be a simple card that was just a Granny Apple Green card base with the black matted patterned paper and the Striped Metallic Ribbon. But then it “needed something”, so I added the silver glimmer paper. Then the background needed more, so I embossed with the Dot to Dot embossing folder…. then some of the Melon Mambo ribbon from the kit snuck in… then we needed more bling so I added some rhinestones. 🙂

Does that ever happen to you? You make a card but then keep adding bits here and there because it “needs something”? ha ha!

In the end, I like it and think it turned out rather nice. But what do you think? Is this a card you would make and use, or it is too busy for you? I’d love for you to leave a comment and share what your card style is!

Just a reminder – the Everything is Rosy product medley kit is only available in the month of May and while supplies last! You get so much in the kit and can make so many projects with it! Which is great because the paper and the ribbon are soooo pretty.

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The Stampin’ Up Retirement List is here!

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Last Chance Stampin' Up retirement list spring 2019

With the excitement of OnStage still lingering, the fun of seeing new upcoming products also means that it is time to make room on the warehouse shelves for them – so the Stampin’ Up retirement list has come out to let us know what is being discontinued. It is always hard to see some of our favorites go, and I always have to debate on if I stock up on favorites or call it good with what I have. (there are always some that end up on both sides!)

Stampin up 2018-2019 annual catalog cover and 2019 occasions catalog cover - last chance to order from these catalogs before items start selling out

What to get now & what you can wait on a bit

  • GET IT NOW – In Color Ink Refills. Make sure you are stocked up on ink refills for the retiring in colors!

As of Wednesday afternoon, they are all are backordered with what looks like their final shipments coming in at the end of April (on avg about 700 are left up for grabs)

  • GET IT NOW Retiring dies, designer paper, and In Color items. We already have a few dies from the Occasions Catalog that are sold out and with our change in working directly with the manufacturer for all dies sold in the new catalog, there are some inventory bumps during the transition. So, if you have one you like, you may want to get it sooner rather than later.

These are the items that are low inventory or backordered that look to be most at risk of selling out soonest:

  • GET IT NOW – Bundles! As a reminder, all bundle discounts go away when the catalog they launched in is done – even if the individual items carry over. That means this is your last chance to get these items at a discount. SEE ALL THE LAST CHANCE BUNDLE DISCOUNTS
  • YOU CAN WAIT – Stamp Sets. Stampin’ Up has told us that they will guarantee stamp sets until May 24th due to high demand. So, you have some time to figure out which stamps you will be sad you missed.

Shop the retirement lists to make sure you get your favorites!

PS – did you know? If you join my team today, you can get $125 in your choice of products, including the retiring items you were thinking about getting anyway for only $99…. AND …. you will get to see a digital copy of the new 2019-2020 annual catalog right away?! And get 20% off your future purchases to boot!

Just wanted to make sure you knew about that sweet deal. 🙂

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So Much Good Stuff to Share from OnStage 2019

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Stampin Up OnStage 2019 in Vancouver BC - Jennifer Blomquist

Whew! It has been a whirlwind weekend thanks to the Stampin’ Up OnStage 2019 local event on Saturday. I traveled with 5 of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers to Vancouver BC, Canada on Friday and spent the weekend having a blast with my friends from all over as we reconnected and then got giddy checking out the new products and special promotions coming soon from Stampin’ Up!

Excited to show the cover of the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! catalog

I was posting throughout the day from the event over on my Northwest Stamper facebook page, and shared some project and product sneak peeks. But by the time the event was over and I had driven back over the US/Canada border – and got my event new product preorder in – sorry, a girls got to have her stamp priorities! 😉 I was too tired to get this blog post up yesterday. But, I’m trying to redeem myself and get a new post up for you today to share with you a little of the excitement of the event and lots of sneak peek product pictures!

And yes, one perk of driving up was that I got to finish up swaps on the drive. You know me… I never have my swaps actually done before the last second. ha ha!

Making swaps in the car. Adding Stampin' dimensionals to the back of springtime impressions butterfly die cuts.

Why I Love OnStage Events

One of the things I most love about going to Stampin’ Up events is the people that I meet and see there. From the staffers to the other demos around me, I always connect with such wonderful people. And I love when I get to see them again and again at future events. Being in Canada, I got to see some of my Canadian friends that I don’t typically get to visit with. Totally worth the drive to me!

Friends from OnStage 2019
Some of my friends including Kasia (concept artist from the Stampin’ Up home office), Natalie (Demonstrator Development Manager from Stampin’ Up), my friend Desiree Spenst, my mom – Kathy Thisted, my kick butt team member Nicole Flournoy, our awesome Fun n’ Crafty Stampers and friends table at the event, the lovely Karina Chin, and the so sweet Sheri Pearson!

Wanna see some goodies?

So, aside from hanging out with all the awesome people, there are 2.. ok, maybe 3 big reasons people like to attend OnStage.

  1. Getting free new product! (because, um, who doesn’t?!)
  2. Getting to see sneak peeks at the newest catalog
  3. Getting to actually order some of the items we saw at the event!

And OnStage 2019 didn’t disappoint! So, shall I share some of that with you today? 🙂

Free New Stampin’ Up Product!

When I laid it all out, I was impressed with the amount of goodies I came home with from a one day event (plus a leadership dinner friday night). Check it out:

All the goodies and swap from OnStage 2019 Vancouver

And in case you are wondering, why the shammy (that purple rectangle in the stamp case) is all inky. That is because they had a brand new one on the table for us to use with our make & takes; and at the end of the day they let us divide up our goodies amongst the table and so I got to go home with a practically new, and oh so soft Stampin’ Shammy!

Sneak Peek of new Products!

I’m not confused… I know you are here to see what is new and cool and coming soon! 🙂 Here are some of the product suites and new products we got to see in person at the event. I didn’t get to play with all of it, but I got to see it all and play with some.

PSST- Want to see lots of product sample pictures?
Check out my post over on my facebook page HERE

Magnolia Lane product suite from Stampin' Up!
Bird Ballad Suite from Stampin' Up!
Come Sail Away Suite from Stampin' Up!
Come Sail Away memories and more kit from Stampin' Up!
Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!
Follow your art suite from Stampin' Up!
Mosaic Mood suite from Stampin' Up!
Noble Peacock suite
Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!
Pressed Petals Suite from Stampin' Up!
See a Silhouette Suite by Stampin' Up
Woven Threads suite by Stampin' Up!
Garden Lane Suite by Stampin' Up!
Lookin' Up! card kit from Stampin' Up!
For the love of felt project kit by Stampin' Up!
InColors for the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up catalog
New Stampin' Up paper products for 2019
Stampin' Up new ribbon and embossing folders for 2019
New coloring tools from Stampin' Up in 2019

Isn’t it exciting stuff?

These will be available in the new Annual Catalog in June, though if you are a demonstrator or join my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group before then, you’ll get to order in May AND get a discount to boot! #DemonstratorPerks!

I’ve placed my first early preorder, so I hope to start creating and be able to sprinkle some sneak peek project ideas here on the blog for you over the next month and a half!

In the meantime – don’t miss out on the Retiring Products!

Right now is a time of transition for Stampin’ Up – more so than normal! We are moving away from our partnership with Sizzix and so will be moving to a new die cutting machine sometime after the new catalog comes out. That means a lot of the current Big Shot accessories are retiring and may go quickly.

We also are discontinuing our Stampin’ Trimmer and there will be a transition time when we are no longer selling replacement cutting blades but don’t have our new paper cutting tool available yet.

If you aren’t a subscriber on my mailing list – I shared the full scoop in my last email and you can check it out ***HERE***

***The Retirement List comes out Monday 4/15 at 1pm MT ***
Products will be while supplies last and may be discounted!

Shop the retiring products in my Online Store before they are GONE!

OnStage 2019 check in desk fun! I loved being a helper this time.

OnStage 2019 was a blast! Lots of exciting things to look forward to over the next couple months. Please stop by the blog again for more fun sharing over the coming weeks! 🙂

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NEW Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad and Marker Storage is here!

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New Ink and marker storage for Stampin up inks - Northwes Stamper

When Stampin’ Up released the new style of ink pad last year, I was excited to try it out. The compact and stackable shape was great, however, with inks – storage is important. I had mine in my ink spinning rack, but the new shape slides around a bit. So I’m super excited to share that they are launching the NEW Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad and Marker Storage today – and it looks even better than I expected!

Customizable Storage for Stampin Up Inks and markers
Look, Mom! Its configurable storage! Mix and match and set up to fit your space.
Shown: 4 sets of Ink Pad & Marker trays, 1 set of Stampin’ Blends trays, 1 Open Storage cube, 1 storage tray topper, 2 storage lids

Customize Your Stampin’ Up! Ink and Marker Storage to just what you need – just when you need it!

So, I’m not going to lie, I’ve looked at other storage systems before; but one of my challenges was trying to figure out how many slots I needed not only for the supplies I have now… but for what I planned to buy in the future. Because they come in fixed number of slots. Mix in the challenge of trying to figure out how much space I had for said storage (do I go vertical or horizontal, on a shelf or my desk) – and well, it could get complicated.

That is why I was so pleasantly surprised with the solution that Stampin’ Up! is releasing today. It lets you pick out exactly the pieces you need now… and you can mix/match/and add on later and know that everything is going to fit and everything is going to go together!

Here are your options to mix and match with:

  • Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays – comes in a set of 5 trays that hold a new style ink pad and the option to store a Stampin’ Write (or round barrel) marker. Total storage = 5 ink pads + 5 markers
  • Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays – comes in a set of 5 trays that hold 6 Stampin’ Blends per tray. Total storage = 30 Stampin’ Blends or other similar sized alcohol ink markers
  • Open Storage Cube – comes in a set of 1 cube that you can use to store punches, at least 7 standard sized spools of ribbon, or it appears 3 of the half-sized wood-mount stamp cases that you can fill with embellishments, scraps, or stamps!
  • Storage Lid – comes in a set of 1 that you can use this to make a finished look to the top of your stack of storage cubes or trays. It works with any of the pieces!
  • Storage Topper – comes in a set of 1 that you can use to top of any stack you create of storage cubes or trays. It is sized to hold ink refills but I may use it to hold extra ink pads like my Stazon or Memento ink. Total storage = 20 ink refills

Some important things to know about this Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad & Marker Storage

Can’t wait to design your perfect storage configuration? Let me make sure I’ve answered some of the important questions first so you can dive right in.

Will this hold the old style ink pads?
No. This compact mix and match design was created based around the dimensions of the new style of ink pads.

How tall can I stack my Storage Trays?
Stampin’ Up was able to stack 50 ink & marker trays in a single tower and have it work! However, while the Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. So, I would recommend trying out stacks of 10-15 at first. You can play with stacking them taller and see how well it works with your table.

Can these be mounted on the wall?
No. They are designed to be stacked together and sit on a table.

Do I need to worry about them sliding around or scratching up my table?
We got you covered! Each tray set comes with silicone feet that you can attach to the bottom to protect your surfaces and keep them from sliding.

So how can you save on your Storage Configuration?

While Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any bundles as of right now for these new Storage pieces, there are a couple ways you can save:

  1. Get some free with Stampin’ Rewards when you host a party or place a $150+ order.
  2. Order your storage as part of the Demonstrator Starter Kit! The starter kit gives you $125 of your choice of product for only $99 plus tax (shipping is free). So you can get extra pieces for your preferred configuration for free!
  3. If you are a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you automatically get 20% or more discounted off the retail price of each component! Yay!

*** BONUS GIFT FROM ME! ***

Order $30 or more of Storage by Stampin’ Up from me this week and I’ll send you a bonus Storage Lid for free.
To get this gift, please use host code 7YTHWE6W for orders less than $150 (if your order is over $150, you do not need to use the host code, your bonus will be sent to you automatically)

Shop Storage Solutions here

If you have questions or need help picking out your Stampin’ Up Ink pad and marker storage configuration – email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com or leave a comment and I’ll be happy to help!

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Painted Season Ideas for the Last 2 Days of Sale-a-Bration 2019

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I love when you find a stamp set and coordinating patterned paper that work for a wide range of seasons and sentiments; and that is what the Painted Seasons bundle turned out to be for me this Sale-a-Bration! So, since we only have 2 days left of Sale-a-Bration 2019, I thought I would share with you some of the projects we have been making in my classes in the Seattle area over the last few months with this bundle.

I got the Painted Seasons bundle (free stamp set and paper pack – with your $100 purchase) because I loved the paper, and thought the stamp set was ok. Turns out, I love the stamp set just as much as the paper because it stamps beautifully every time for me!

Painted Season bundle card with poppy parade and crumb cake layers
Keep your colors simple and let the images POP for you!
Stamp set – Painted Seasons**, Part of your Story**
Ink – Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green
Paper – Painted Seasons designer paper**, Poppy Parade CS, Crumb Cake CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Story Punch**, Poppy Parade ribbon, Four Seasons framelits**
** item is only available through 3/31 as part of Sale-a-Bration or Sale-a-Bration coordination

Take the same idea of the first card and change the orientation of the layout and switch up the images from the Painted Seasons designer paper and stamps. The base supplies are all the same, so with just a change of colors and images you can get another beautiful card.

Painted Seasons with the Story Punch layered  die cut card
Stamp set – Painted Seasons**, Part of your Story**
Ink – Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Grey
Paper – Painted Seasons designer paper**, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Story Punch**, Calypso Coral ribbon, Four Seasons framelits**, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Frosted and Clear Epoxy Dots
** item is only available through 3/31 as part of Sale-a-Bration or Sale-a-Bration coordination

See what I mean? Really pretty cards! And you could change up the images but leave the colors the same in the first card and turn it into a Christmas Card! But, still need convincing with more ideas? Check these out:

This is one when you are feeling fancy and want to go for all the layers! Use Vellum to mellow out one of the brighter patterns in a designer paper pack, and then let your favorite bold pattern shine front and center.

Layering Vellum over Patterened Paper and Stamping on Patterened Paper
Stamp set – Painted Seasons**, Amazing Life
Ink – Early Espresso, Call Me Clover
Paper – Painted Seasons designer paper**, Sahara Sand CS, Early Espresso CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Stitched Rectangles Thinlits, Poppy Parade ribbon, Four Seasons framelits**, Stampin’ Dimensionals
** item is only available through 3/31 as part of Sale-a-Bration or Sale-a-Bration coordination

And finally, a sweet and simple card that uses a single stamp and just some basic coloring for a bold statement.

Floral Phrases makes a great quick and simple card that is perfect for any hello or notecard
Stamp set – Floral Phrases
Ink – Memento Black, Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends combo pack, Pool Party Blends combo pack, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends combo pack
Paper – Painted Seasons designer paper**, Smoky Slate CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals
** item is only available through 3/31 as part of Sale-a-Bration or Sale-a-Bration coordination

They are all a bit different and all totally fun! I hope they gave you some inspiration for making projects for yourself at home.

*** Don’t miss out! You only have through tomorrow night (3/31) to get your favorite exclusive items as a free gift with purchase for every $50 or $100 in your Stampin’ Up order. You can see all the exclusive options available (and they’ve added a lot!) HERE

If you have more than $99 in product in your wishlist, don’t forget you can sign up for the Demonstrator Starter kit and get all that up to $175 in product for only the $99 as part of the Sale-a-Bration bonus***

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2019 Occasions Catalog Samplers are Here!

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2019 Product Sampler Items

Wow! Can you believe we made it to another year?! I’ve been spending a lot of my time focusing on family needs and in person classes and events – and haven’t had as much posting on my blog here. But I promise – I haven’t disappeared for good! 🙂

As I’m getting myself organized behind the scenes with new projects and classes to share with you here. I wanted to share about the new Occasions Catalog Product Samplers! I have had multiple people asking me if I was going to be offering them again with this catalog and the answer is yes!

I’m back with 4 options to give you the ultimate in versatility, but if you want a combo of just 2, feel free to email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll get you a custom invoice.


Product Samplers Available:

Choose from the following 3 options or select the I Want It All option and get all of them plus a free bonus gift from me!

OPTION 1-  Paper Sampler:

Get 51 sheets of designer and specialty paper – that is one of every new pattern in the catalog! All for only $17.00!

What is Included: 
(click any image to be able to see close ups of any of the papers

All My Love 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Floral Romance 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
How Sweet It Is 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Happiness Blooms 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Gingham Gala 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Needlepoint Nook 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Classic Garage 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

You’ll get the following:

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets)
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (2 – 6×6 printed vellum sheets, 2 – 6×6 double sided sheets)
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets – white flocking on some designs)
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets)
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (5 – 6×6 sheets)
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets)
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (12 – 6×6 sheets)

Get tons of paper in this bundle with labeled dividers so you know what paper pack each sheet is from along with the colors used in each paper pack.

Paper only sampler – $17.00 (plus shipping if needed)

OPTION 2 – Ribbon Sampler

Get 8 yards of ribbon and have a little bit of all the different styles. This is a perfect way to try them out and see which colors and materials best fit with your style of projects. All for only $9.00!

What is included:

All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack
Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8"(1.6 Cm) Variegated Ribbon
Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8" (1 Cm) Reversible Ribbon
Calypso Coral 3/8" (1 Cm) Satin Ribbon
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Flax Ribbon
Old Olive Linen Thread
Black/Silver 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Striped Metallic Ribbon

You’ll get the following:

  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (2 – 1 yd ea of 2 colors)
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (1 yd)
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon (1 yd)
  • Calypso Coral 3/8″ Satin Ribbon (1 yd)
  • Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon (1 yd)
  • Old Olive Linen Thread (1 yd)
  • Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (1 yd)

All ribbons are wrapped and tapped around a small card to help make it easy to see all your options and keep them from tangling up!

Ribbon only sampler – $9 (plus shipping if needed)

OPTION 3 – Embellishment Sampler

Get 96 fun and cute embellishments and have a little bit of all the different styles. This is a perfect way to try them out and see which will be perfect for your next projects. All for only $11.00!

What is included:

Product List
Heart Epoxy Droplets
Frosted Flower Embellishments
Floral Romance Seals
Sweet Pins & Tags
Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons
Classic Garage Metal Elements

You’ll get the following:

  • Heart Epoxy Droplets (12 droplets – 4 ea of 3 sizes)
  • Frosted Flower Embellishments (6 – 2 ea of 3 colors)
  • Floral Romance Seals (2)
  • Sweet Pins & Tags (1 ea of 3 tag designs plus 3 hangers)
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (15 – 3 ea of 5 colors)
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (50 – 5 ea of 5 colors of circles, 5 ea of 5 colors of flowers)
  • Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons (3 – 1 ea of 3 colors)
  • Classic Garage Metal Elements (2 – 1 ea of 2 designs)

Embellishment only sampler – $11 (plus shipping if needed)

Can’t decide or excited for everything?

Get the I Want It All Bundle w/ FREE gift!

With this bundle you will get everything listed above – that gives you everything you need to be ready to make the latest, cutest cards and projects!

Plus – I’m even giving you an extra gift for going for the whole kaboodle – 6 more sheets of paper and 5 yds of ribbon! Get a sampler of the Botanical Butterfly designer paper and 1 yd each of the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack! The ribbon coordinates perfectly with the Gingham Gala designer paper in the paper sampler.

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Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

I Want It All Ultimate bundle- $37.00 (plus shipping if needed)

Order your 2019 Product Sampler by emailing me at Jennifer@nwstamper.com

Please include which samplers you are interested in and I’ll send your invoice to the email you provide. 🙂

If you have any questions, leave a comment or email me at Jennifer@nwstamper.com

NEW! First Frost Class by Mail

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Class by Mail - Make cards using the First Frost bundle

I created this class for my Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend this fall and loved the cards so much that I’ve been wanting to share it as a class by mail.  Well, time raced by and I realized that if I wanted to share it with you it had to be NOW otherwise we would miss the beautiful Frosted Floral designer paper as it retires at the end of this month!  This set makes beautiful cards for the holidays, new year, and really any time of the year.  I’d love to share these ideas with you and help you make them at home.

First Frost Class by Mail

Ok, so how do my classes by mail work?  Well, I try to make it easy for you to have fun creating beautiful cards and try to give you a little extra so you can keep playing after you finish the kit cards.  I do any die cutting or embossing for you – with the exception of die cuts that need to be stamped first (so like in this case, there are a couple flowers you would need to stamp before die cutting.  In those cases, I give you the cardstock so you can stamp and cut yourself.

You also get all the precut paper and accessories needed to complete your kit.  All you need is your adhesive, stamps, and ink.

You can purchase the project kit, or I offer a discount if you add-on the coordinating stamps & dies.

Class by Mail - Make cards using the First Frost bundle

Class by mail options:

  1. First Frost Class by Mail kit – $37 shipped priority mail
    • All card bases and envelopes including one silver edged and one gold edged card base to make one each of the 6 cards
    • All precut cardstock
    • Die cuts out of the Black Foil paper
    • Precut Frosted Floral designer paper for the cards
    • 1 6×6 piece of each pattern in the Frosted Floral designer paper pack
    • 1 yd Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon
    • 1 pack of the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Shapes
    • PDF tutorial for all 6 cards
  2. First Frost Class PDF Tutorial only – $11.95
    • PDF tutorial for all 6 cards

If you would like to add on the First Frost stamps or bundles – email me and we can add it to your class at 10% off!

Select your preferred option and click the buy now button to sign up for your preferred option.  PDF tutorials will email by Wednesday 12/19.  Class kits will start mailing at the end of the week.


First Frost Class by Mail



 This class will be available until the end of December 2018 or while project supplies last. 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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A Sale Celebrating World Card Making Day!

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World Card Making Day Sale

I can’t believe World Card Making Day snuck up on me already this year!  This coming Saturday – October 6th – is World Card Making Day.  A day to remind us to create something handmade and special to send to someone who could use that smile and pick me up from you.

As paper crafters, we love to create cards and other projects; but we don’t always either (1) set aside the time for ourselves to actually relax and create – I know there are many out there who get inspired and buy the craft supplies and then lovingly look at them as you walk by your craft storage on the way to your next thing 🙂 – or (2) we make cute cards, but don’t actually send them or give them to anyone!!!

Well, this is your week!  Join me in committing to taking that time to sit down for ourselves and enjoy the moment creating something special.  And then commit to giving it away!  That is right!  Share the love and the joy, and give it to someone else and brighten their day. 🙂

A Special Flash Sale for Supplies!

Stampin’ Up has put together a flash sale that is good through Sunday night that gives you a discount on lots of basics and super cute kits to help restock your stash or kick start that creative feeling.  Check them out:

Adhesive on sale for World Card Making Day Card Kits on Sale for World Card Making Day Paper & Envelopes on Sale for World Card Making Day Sale on Stamp Sets for World Card Making Day

Didn’t I tell you there is lots of cute and useful stuff?!

If you want to take advantage of the sale –SHOP THE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SALE HERE 

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PS – If you didn’t hear, today was the kick off of the 2018 12 Weeks of Christmas exclusive email series!  Each week I’m sending out a free holiday tutorial that will only be found in email – not on the blog or facebook page.  Make sure you are on the list so you can get your weekly dose of inspiration right in your inbox!  www.nwstamper.com/newslettersignup

The Holiday Catalog is Here! Try it all with a Product Sampler

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2018 Holiday Catalog samplers overview image

So, the 2018 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog launched yesterday and I’m still trying to whittle my wishlist down since there is still so much from the catalog I really want to play with and try!  🙂  I love how this catalog does a great job at having a variety of styles and themes.  So you have rustic, classic, cutesy, vintage, trendy… personally, I love some of the new cute stamps and papers.  But at the same time, I love some of the more traditional and elegant suites too.

This is also why I love offering Product Samplers, so you don’t feel like you have to buy the entire catalog to get a chance to try out and play with all the new amazing papers and embellishments in the new catalog!  Its a discounted grab bag and I have more info at the bottom of this post or on the Holiday Catalog Product Sampler page.

In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Holiday Catalog:

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

See the Holiday Catalog PDF HERE

Right now, I’m crushing on the Santa’s Workshop Suite, Dashing Deer Bundle, and Country Lane Suite the most.  What are your favorites?

Dashing Deer Card Ideas Santa's Workshop Suite card ideas Country Lane suite card ideas

Specials this Month!

There are two things happening this month at the same time as the Holiday Catalog release… well, kind of three, but still….. 🙂

Dashing Along Designer Paper Promotion

Stampin’ Up is releasing a designer paper pack only for the month of September.  It is a free gift with any party or personal order that totals $250 or more.  So, if you and a few of your friends are thinking of ordering some items from the Holiday Catalog, let me know and I can get you a host code and you can combine your orders into one party and not only get extra free host credits, but you can get this pack of paper and share it!  You get 4 sheets each of these 3 double sided designer in 12×12.

Dashing along designer paper

Use those Bonus Days coupons

If you earned a Bonus Day coupon in August, now is the time to use them!  You have from Sept 1-30th to use those coupons and get extra goodies with your order.  You just need to find your bonus days coupon email and then use the long number/letter voucher code at checkout to get $5 in credit per code.

If you have multiple, you can use them all at once or across multiple orders.  There is so much cute stuff in the new Holiday Catalog, that it won’t be hard to find something (or many somethings) to use your coupon on!

Need Help Deciding What to Get?  Try a Product Sampler!

It never fails, a new catalog comes out and I love so many different papers, ribbons, and embellishments but I know it isn’t economical to purchase ALL the papers or ALL the embellishments, and it is even harder to use up all those papers and embellishments when you have all full packs.  So, I started offering Product Samplers.  This is a way to try out a little of all the new goodies in small amounts so you can see which items you love and need more; and which you may want to make that one card you saw online but wouldn’t use a full pack.

2018 Holiday Catalog Product Sampler

This catalog I’m offering Paper only, Ribbon & Embellishments only, or the I WANT IT ALL bundle that comes with a free gift.  I have photos and a list of all the items you will get in your sampler packs.  I package them so you can use them all completely in projects at home.

See all the details and pick your Product Sampler here

I’d love to hear, what are you most excited to see in person?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Plus maybe I can use that to help pick which projects to showcase next on the blog! 🙂

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Faux Watercolor Writing Made Easy with the Stamparatus {Blog Hop)

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Mean So Much Bright Color with Woodgrain Card

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

Woo hoo!

It is the first day of the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog and I’m here with a few of my team members to share with you some really cute ideas from the new catalog.

I mean, gotta kick it off right with some inspiration for you!

Don’t forget! If you earned Bonus Days certificates in August, you are now able to use them!  You have until the end of September to use your certificates.  You can use them on any order and as many as you want in the order! So, if you see something you love from the ideas we share, take advantage of those $5 credits to get a deal on them in September!

Fun n Crafty Blog Hop Badge

Ok, now back to today’s project.  One of the things I love doing with my group is swapping when a new catalog is being released.  Many of us preorder some of the new product and then create cards to swap with each other so we have more ideas and samples to share.  So, my project I’m posting today is the card I created for our swap.  I know this is the “holiday” catalog and so there are lots of great Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving/fall sets.  But I spotted this Mean So Much stamp set and love how it is unique and perfect for any time of year.

Mean So Much Faux Watercolor Lettering

Mean So Much Bright Color with Woodgrain Card

One of the things I love about this stamp set is how neat the sentiment looks with all the different colors of ink.  I’ve seen this type of coloring – Watercolor Lettering – before and it often takes inking a stamp partially, cleaning it off, inking it up in a different area stamping again, rinse and repeat.  Or you can brush the lettering with an aqua painter and then tap in liquid ink.  However,  this stamp set breaks it up for you and makes it much easier!

Here is what the stamp set looks like:

Mean So Much Stamp Images

You see those strange faded partial letters?  Well, they actually layer surprisingly easily to create this sentiment!  So you end up with Faux Watercolor Lettering!

Mean So Much faux watercolor sentiment close up

Tips for getting the letters to line up
  1. Use the Stamparatus!  With the Stamparatus, you can place all 4 images on the 2 clear plates included with it and this allows you to place each stamp and try it out on scrap paper so you can make sure you like your alignment before stamping your final project.  Because once you like it, you know the stamps are always going to stamp in that same spot.
  2. Start with stamping the last part of the sentiment first (“uch to me”).  If you stamp the last part first, it will leave a large enough image on your paper, that you can easily see where you need to position the next part of the sentiment (“u mean so uc”).
  3. Work your way from right to left on stamping the sentiment. Stamp the first image, and then set the next stamp over your first image.  Since these are photopolymer stamps, you can see through to know exactly where to line up your image.
  4. Play with color combinations. I spent a while trying out different color sets until I found the combination I liked best for this card. Start by looking at patterned papers or embellishments to see which colors go together well and then branch out into what calls to you.
    For this card I used the following colors:

Add Other Fun Accents like WoodGrain Textures paper, sequins, and ribbon!

So, once I had the sentiment how I liked it, I pulled together the rest of the card.  I cut out the heart from the same stamp set and added one of the small stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins.  And because one star or sequin is never enough, I added more to the upper left corner as well!

Mean So Much woodgrain and star sequins card

Finally, for the bottom, I used scrap strips of the Woodgrain Textures designer paper and layered a bit of the Powder Pink Mini Ruffled Ribbon underneath so a hint peeked out.

So I hope you enjoyed the idea I shared with you today.  Remember, just because it is in a holiday catalog doesn’t mean it isn’t useful all year round!  Now, I invite you to check out even more fun ideas from more of the Fun n’ Crafty Stampers:

  1. Stacey – A Work of Carte
  2. Christine – Artful Musings
  3. Merit – MB Squared Designs
  4. Nicole – Inky Fingers Stamping
  5. Jennifer – NW Stamper<— YOU ARE HERE
  6. Tobe – The Craft Sea
  7. Pamela – Stinky Tofu

*** Please leave a comment at the end of this post and on the blog hop stops, and let us know what you think!***

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2018 OnStage Display Stamper Project Idea Submission

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I’m super excited to be traveling to OnStage Live for the Stampin’ Up 30th Anniversary party!  Almost 10,000 demonstrators from around the world are going to be descending on Orlando, Fl in November for 3 days of celebration and excitement as we see the newest upcoming spring releases.  This year, they are inviting some number of demonstrators to be display board stampers and design ideas and inspiration for all those demos coming to OnStage.  I would love to have the chance to create and share for OnStage, so I wanted to pull together some of my favorite cards & projects from recent classes and my own craft room playing. 🙂  Those of you stopping by from Stampin’ Up’s home office, thank you for your consideration!

Card Ideas

A lot of my cards lately have been about mixing and matching different project supplies from my craft room so you can see how they go together.  The cards are a bit more clean and simple (I tend to either go lots of layers or clean and simple).

Ombre Sponging with the Sponge Brayer, mixed with coloring rhinestones using a sharpie and the amazing Wood Textures designer paper!  It makes the perfect background for the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

(See all the details for this Ombre card HERE)

Simple layers to highlight the amazing new colors – Soft Seafoam & Grey Granite with Pool Party.  Plus using the Stamparatus to get perfect background stamps using the Handwritten background stamp.  The leaf and sentiment are from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  Finally, I used my favorite Grey Granite texture weave ribbon for a bit of texture. Because everything is cuter with ribbon and/or embellishments!

This last card was showing how mixing and matching embossing makes for awesome effects!  I stamped some and heat embossed extra of the background dots from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. Then we layered over it some circles that had been embossed with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Add on a glittery die cut and simple sentiment and you have a card that wows in person!

(See all the details for this dragonfly card HERE)

Scrapbook Layout 12×12

I love using patterned paper to create scrapbook layouts and layering them to make my photos really stand out!  I wasn’t too sure at first about the Tranquil Textures designer paper but it was just the right look and colors to go with this photo of Caitlin at the beach.  The extra embossing with the sneak peek Corrugated Dynamic Embossing folder was a fun touch.  Plus it is soooo easy to make longer than 6″ pieces look continuous with this embossing folder.  It is going to be a must-have from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

Though I just have to show you a close up of the page title!  I did gold foil backed die cut words from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.  And even created my own “my” by cutting up another “sunshine” and gluing them together!

3D Projects

Gift card holder, designed to look like a pretty present!  Mixing the August Special – Stitched Seasons framelits with the sneak peek of the upcoming Merry Christmas to All stamp and dies bundle.  Plus the awesome Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon and Red Rhinestones from the Annual catalog.  🙂

Inside the gift card holder box!

And a gussied up Silver Mini Gable Box.  I did this at an event to show people how the Support Ribbon dies and matching Ribbon of Courage stamp set are for more than just support cards.  Most people didn’t even realize these flower and leaf dies were in the set!  An easy way to make a perfect favor box.

 

I hope you enjoyed my projects I shared today.  I’d love to hear what you think by having you leave me a comment and sharing which is your favorite!

Some of these projects are new and I’ll be sharing full details soon on the blog, so please stop back by or leave me a comment and I can share more!  I hope to see some of you at OnStage in November as well!

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