Stamping with Embossing Folders

Stamping ideas first today!

  Stampin’ Up home office did a quick video on stamping with embossing folders.  I remember Carrie Cudney from SU doing a great demo using this technique back in 2012 at convention and I made her card using the stamped folder technique.  You can see the delicate design of the Vintage Wallpaper folder (this was from 2012, so it’s retired now)  stamped in Crumb Cake ink on the Vanilla card stock:

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(The embossed area is called Faux Patina which I did as a Stamping School video.  So if you are on there, search for Faux Patina)

Here’s the SU home office video for Folder Stamping.  If you are viewing this post from your email you may need to come to the blog HERE to view:

Grab some ink and a folder to try it out!

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Big or small, FREE shipping on it ALL!

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Stampin’ Up shipping is 10% if the order is 69.95 or more or a minimum 6.95 if under that amount.   We all know how much it costs to mail things today and so when a company offers free shipping, it’s a big deal!

Send a small $5 gift to a friend or buy yourself something big and save a bunch!  Either way, it’s a nice treat until April 10th!

Get those 2013-2015 reinkers that are going out this year! see my post HERE about those colors retiring.

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Speaking of retiring…I cannot believe we only have 2 more months until we have a new catalog!

The Stampin’ Up annual catalog Retiring List comes out April 21st!  I’ll post that here as soon as I get it.

I wonder if Lovely as a Tree will stay in another year?

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With the new catalog coming, I’d like to get an idea who needs a new catalog!  I’ll have one set aside for all my regular customers from this past year but fill out the form so I can be sure I have correct addresses.

(If you are a current SU demonstrator or are currently purchasing through another demo, contact them for your catalog.)

The contact form below may not work for all users so if it’s wonky, just email your name and address to Linda@stampingschool.com

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Along with the free shipping until Friday the 10th, we have some specials!

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Coloring Technique Videos

Happy Friday!

A quick note that the Stampin’ Up Clearance rack has been updated with a few new things, mostly Christmas.

Clearance Rack Tip:  There is a little arrow to sort by Newest or even < price, which helps me when I shop there.

newestYou can email me or shop online to pick up some things and yes, if you get to $50 you can still get a Sale a Bration item until March 31st!

Shop Here for Clearance

With the Blendies off the ordering table for a while, Stampin Up has a few coloring technique videos using our wonderful markers and a few of the Sale a Bration freebie papers:

Coloring those printed vellum stripes was easy and looked great, right?   Be sure you let it dry a few minutes before adhering to your card.

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Watercoloring with your water spritzer and ink on stamps:

This technique requires some  play time to get the feel for how much water to get the right stamped image.  Use some scrappy paper first until you get the amount of spritzing down.

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Brian colors his acrylic block with his marker, spritzes then creates a watercolor background:

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This one highlights the colorless Blender pens (set of 3 for $9.95) and how to pick up color from your ink pad.  She uses A Happy Thing, one of the SAB freebie sets:

I’m off to film my own videos for this week for Stamping School so I’ll catch later!

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

Gratitude for Days and Weekly Deals

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Hi everyone!  These kits really flew under the radar for me but my customers have been creating some fun things with them so I thought I’d spotlight them.

The kit is called Gratitude for Days. You can use it as a countdown to Thanksgiving  recording your gratitude from day to day and hang them up as a reminder with these colorful cards and pockets. Kit includes 33 cards and 30 pockets, as well as stickers and binder clips.

Some are decorating them and sending to the family in advance so they can read them all on Thanksgiving day!

One customer even used them at a baby shower this month for writing advice to the new mom!  The pockets and notes are just so cute.

Gratitude For Days Simply Created Kit  # 135868  $21.95

Here’s the kit:

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And here is a video from the Stampin’ Up home office:

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Then of course since it’s Tuesday, there are Weekly Deals!

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Hee hee, that armadillo is cute!

That Lovely Lace folder is one of my favorites, too

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

Merry & Bright Holiday Supplement starts Today!

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Apparently Stampin’ Up thought we needed MORE Holiday goodness so we have another tag-a-long supplement to shop from!

I hope you received one of these in the mail from me…if you didn’t hopefully it will be there this week!

Here is the digital version (it’s a little wonky as there is a fold out inside the hard copy)

Here are a few of the notable things inside and clicking on the pictures will take you to a description in my store:

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This is a great set and coordinates with the Star Framelits!

It’s photopolymer so you can cut the stars in advance and still line them up.

15.95 for 16 stamps, # 138105

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This is a new Project Life stamp set, it’s photopolymer also, but is adorable for tags and cards if you aren’t memory keeping right now.  It coordinates with a few punches like the hexagon, 1″ and 1-1/4″ circles and the long banner framelit from the Project Life Cards & Labels collection.

$15.95 for 13 stamps, item # 136562

The other notable new product is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

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This kit is HUGE!

It makes 26 stars, some 3D,  in 6 sizes, from 2: to 15″.  All the words are laser cut and ready to go.

# 138104 25.95 for 26 stars

Watch the video from Stampin’ Up

That’s it for today!  If you want any of the new goodies, get in touch with me or order online anytime!

Linda

Wondrous Wreath Tips Video

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The Wondrous Wreath is a new photopolymer stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I was going to make a quick video to show a few tips but then Stampin’ Up beat me to it!

Here Brandi from the corporate office shows how this set comes with a new alignment tab feature, which really helps us from turning and turning the framelits to cut out our images!

The tabs are a brilliant addition to these stamps!  Really helps to line these up, which only makes our projects look better.

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Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set  #135047

Price: $25.95  Set of 9

You will want the bundle for the framelits, too!  # 137624  $ 43.25

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Lots of reinkers on sale this week!  To see them in full size and detail, go to my store HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Go Stamp Something 🙂

Linda

Stampin’ Up Ombre Video and Weekly Deals 2/11-2/17

On the run today but wanted to post the Weekly Deals!

I’d highly recommend the big trim die – what a deal!  You will need extended cutting plates for your machine because it’s over 12″ long.

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To see them in my shopping cart, click HERE!

If anything strikes your fancy, email or order online!

For your inspiration and creativity boost, watch the SU corporate video on how to create a Faux Dip-Dye Technique!

Spiral Flowers Video & Weekly Deals

If you are curious about the Spiral Flower Die from SU, they made a quick video for you!

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Spiral Flower Originals Die  129379
 Price: $17.95Make your own 3-D flowers, perfect every time! Use the Spiral Flower Originals die to cut a scalloped spiral, roll it up, and there you have it–instant flower! Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.
Image size: 3-1/2″ x 4″

And the Weekly Deals, good through February 10th!

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See the details in my shopping cart HERE

Off to clean my stamp room…..what a mess I’ve made lately playing with glitter!  Remember those old Rainbow vacuums with the water bowl in it?  Gotta get mine out today….

Linda

Video: Up Close with the new Sale a Bration Freebies!

Stampin’ Up has an annual gift-with-purchase every year and it starts TODAY!  There are also 2 new cool products being released today.  Keep reading to the bottom, you don’t want to miss something good!

January 28th – March 31st

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I’ve made a quick video to show you the products since the little brochure never seems do them justice (and I know how visual stampers are:)  I go quickly but there are 12 freebies this year to show you!

If viewing from your email feed, you may need to come back to the blog to watch video.

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Order $50 (not incl. tax and shipping)  from our big catalog, Occasions catalog, clearance rack items or any of our online products.  You choose your Sale-a-bration freebie!  Choose as many as you like for every $50.  You can get hostess freebies starting at $150, too!

To download the Sale-a-bration brochure, click HERE

If you like to see what supplies were used in the projects, click HERE

There are 3 spanish SAB selections this year! Click HERE

My Digitial Studio download PDF:  Click HERE

For my hostesses during SAB (and yes, can be a book party or in-person event), orders that total over $300 get an EXTRA $30 in freebies that you pick from any catalog! See chart below:

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And if you have been waiting for an extra perk to sign up as a demonstrator (hobby or business), you will get an extra $25 in the starter kit.  Choose $150 of any product, pay only $99 plus tax and FREE shipping!  Call or email me to see if it’s right for you.  You can read more about it HERE

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Here’s a fun new tool for your crafting toolbox and it’s just released today!

  This little guy makes an impression!  Literally. It’s a mini big shot that only embosses.  29.95  Item #132657

Now, it can never take the place of the Big Shot, which cuts everything as well as embosses.  This lil guy would be good for crops or craft days where you want to take an embossing machine with you.  It’s light!  Or maybe I may get one for my classes when I want to emboss at one  table and cut with my Big Shot at another table.

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Here’s a quick video from SU:

Just because it’s SAB time doesn’t mean there aren’t Weekly Deals every Tuesday!

Here are this week’s sale items good through February 3rd.

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Whew! That was a LOT of good things, right?   Thanks for sticking with me to the end:)  If you want anything you see here, call or email or order online HERE!

Linda

Envelope Punch Board: New Cool Papercrafting Tool!

The latest cool tool from Stampin’ Up is available starting today!  It’s called the Envelope Punch board:

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Watch Brian Pilling from Stampin’ Up score and punch envelopes.  It’s easy and makes 66 sizes of envelopes!

I have one here in my stamp room but with my 2 eye surgeries, I’m not focused enough yet to try it out.  This week I should get my hands on it and play!  I was thinking I wouldn’t need it with my diagonal score board but this is much easier and I LOVE that it punches the notches out so nicely. It’s also more compact and with at least 66 sizes, that’s pretty cool!

Envelope Punch Board  Item #133774  $19.95

More Details:

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It’s small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it on the go!  Portable and easy to store.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It’s easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don’t have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won’t lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year’s annual catalog, so it’s here to stay.

Order by email, phone (866-460-4902)or online in my store at www.lindaheller.stampinup.net  click on Shop Now.   The item number should be active today after noon Utah Time.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and go stamp something!

Linda