Taking a break from Holiday projects for a sweet birthday card and gift card holder.
We had a birthday in our family recently. Our great niece turned 7 and she loves cats!
Her birthday party was all kitten theme and so I grabbed some the the Stampin’ Up Pampered Pets suite to help me create a fun gift card holder for her.
(the girl loves Target so it was an easy present this year!)
It is a pretty basic design for a 5×5 larger card.
5″ x 10″ and fold in half! The pockets are 2″ panels in Real Red and a little black accent strip.
I let the designer paper do the work for me – the dies cut out some of the cat images from the paper!
All 3 images I used were from the paper.
The larger white area on the left was free for me to write a note but there is a pocket on that side also.
The paper has dog and cat themed images, which was perfect for her card!
I added a little heart trinket around the kitten’s collar.
Those are from the pets suite, also. They have little dog bones and little hearts – so sweet.
(We don’t have those die cut numbers for sale anymore)
Here is a quick supply list so you can see what I used.
A bit of a warning, this is an epic long post with links
and all things on sale and retiring.
My job is to keep you in the loop so I’ll do my best to break it all down!
Starting December 8th, Stampin’ UP has a BIG SALE
on Retiring Holiday Stamps, Papers & Accessories!
These are ‘while supplies last’ and starts Dec 8th at midnight Mountain time. (2 am eastern!) Email me early if you want me to order for you or just order online HERE
Click HERE for the printable, sortable excel document if you want to skip my long post!
that is by page number for the Holiday catalog. Grab a marker and go page by page.
If it’s not on the list, it will be carrying over either in the next annual catalog or the next holiday catalog.
There are 2 carryover lists – Click HERE if you want to see those.
There are 2 sheets so look for the tabs on top or bottom when it’s opened.
AND also….There is a Clearance Rack Refresh coming on December 8th also! Be sure to go check that out.
I won’t know what it is ahead of time. The link is below if you click on the banner that day:
I like to shop visually and some of you do, too so I’ll share the thumbnails.
I also love a good deal so I’ll list out the 50% off ones first!
(there is an easy button ‘add all to cart button’ you can edit once you are in the cart)
I do really love the Tag Buffet project kits. Nice and big for tags or nice for cards.
I did a video showing a fun pull out tag card using that kit HERE
Add some red card stock and red ink and you are good to go!
There is a coordinating Tag Buffet Stamp set for $18 #153612
50% off Tools: Dies, Folders and Punches
*have retiring coordinating products like a bundle.
The stamp set may not be on sale but still a way better deal
than the bundle normally since the dies are on sale!
This week I got into some of our preorder goodies from the upcoming Jan-June Mini catalog!
(formerly known as Occasions catalog in past years)
Full of all occasion stamps, dies, ribbons and accessories for birthdays,
Valentines and lots of florals for everyday!
(By the way, our 2 new catalogs from Stampin’ Up should be to you by Mid December.
If you ordered from me in the last year, I automagically sent them to you.
If you are new here and don’t have a demonstrator to help, I can send them both to you!
Just email me at Linda@stampingschool.com with your mailing address and name.)
There’s a GORGEOUS suite called Fine ART Floral
Gold Leaf flakes have been around for years and used for all types of art and crafting.
I’m so glad we have some to play with!
These are shiny, light as air and a little messy but I think worth it…
In my video this week, I try different glues and tapes to see what holds these fluffy flakes the best!
I show how to use leafing with tape and sticky embossing powder aka Heat & Stick Powder:
Holiday Catalog Close-Out SALE is
coming December 8th!
Stampin’ Up will be retiring some of the Holiday catalog Items soon!
You can view/print the Excel Sheet HERE It is set up by page number of the Holiday catalog so you can
flip thru and see what’s retiring.
These will be While Supplies Last!
I’ll be back on Monday and post photos of them for you
as well as the carry over lists.
This week I spent some time with the
Sweetest Time bundle from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog.
It’s a nice set with stamps, dies and several sentiments to make it versatile
enough to get several looks from it!
I had a request for using this bundle for an easy Christmas card and so I created this one:
Pool Party and Shaded Spruce card stock layers with lots of Holiday Rhinestones!
I added a little embossing on the darker green to add some texture.
Here is the video! View/Print the Recipe with measurements HERE
Today only, November 24th!
Over 750 Annual Catalog items are 10% off!
(that’s pretty much like free shipping so it can really add up!)
Click HEREto see all items on sale visually
There are some exceptions not on sale – here is the flyer for those
Looking for a gift for a papercrafter this year?
Try one of our Medleys and one of them is on sale today!
This boho Medley includes stamps, paper, metal dies, and 2 rolls of ribbon
for tons of creative products!
Medley Includes 11-piece photopolymer stamp set
48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed sheets, 2 each of 3 designs;
Laser cut gold foil accents, 2 sheets each of 3 designs;
Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, 10 yards
Very Vanilla/gold 1/4″ Pleated Ribbon, 10 yards (
Paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes;
12-piece Boho Indigo Dies
Colors: Garden Green, gold, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, white
(Misty Moonlight ink pad is the main color needed)
I did a video back in July showing the Medley with a pop up Triple Cube Card.
This week I played with the gold hoops from the Stampin’ Up annual catalog.
I thought they’d make a sweet little ornament so I added it to a card.
It can easily come off the card since it’s hanging on a brad:
The Poinsettia dies with the red velvet paper really makes a nicely textured flower
altho I had a hard time getting a good pic of it!
(Watch the video below for a better look)
This week I used the Rectangle Postage punch for the first time.
I’ve had it since it came out and I kept forgetting about it!
I had a request for the Festive Post stamp set so I combined the two.
It’s a handy punch that coordinates with the Festive Post stamp set
in the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog:
Here’s a fun way to add a little variety to the punch and change the size up a bit!
I added a few die cut snowflakes for some wintery accents.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to change the size of windows.
View the video by clicking on the photo below:
By the Way, this postage punch also is a bundle in the annual catalog
so if you have the punch, think about this set also since it coordinates so well:
Stampin’ Up has two new bundles, one is a limited time offering for just one month
and one is an early release that will be available in the upcoming January catalog!
ps….there is an “i want it all’ option at bottom of post
#1 Quite Curvy Stamps & Dies Nov 3 – Jan 4
This is the early release – a cute and curvy bundle for birthdays,
thank you or just thinking of you cards.
The stamps are photopolymer so you can stretch them straight
or keep ’em curvy to coordinate with the dies.
Available now Nov 3 – January 4th then it will be in the January mini catalog.
( Not available individually until January 4, just the bundle.)
So no rush on this one unless you LOVE it and want it now:) Quite Curvy Bundle #156228 $41.25
#2 Curvy Christmas Stamps & Paper Nov 3 – Jan 4*
This is the LIMITED* time bundle for the holidays!
You know what that means, it is while supplies lastso don’t dilly dally!
The CURVY CHRISTMAS offering is a stamp set and a pack of 6×6 designer paper.
They can be purchased individually and the stamps coordinate with the CURVY dies!
The 6×6 papers are nice holiday colors of Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand, all tone-on-tone designs. CURVY Stamp set is $21 #155634 Classic Christmas papers $11.50 #155969
#3 I WANT EVERYTHING!
*limited curvy christmas products while supplies last
Do they know us or what? One item number for all 4 products at a 10% discount!
The CURVY VARIETY BUNDLE #153586 $70.50
The bundle includes the following 4 products at a 10% discount:
Quite Curvy Stamp Set
Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series PaperIf you decide you want the whole bundle,
I’ll add a pack of dimensionals free as a thank you!
those are always super useful and much needed to give your projects an extra lift.You can email me to order at Linda@stampingschool.com
Or order online starting Nov 3rd HERE in my store
Back on October 10th, I did a video showing the bundles and some cards.
Here is the video if you missed it or need a refresher on the bundles:
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