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Spring Catalog & Sale-A-Bration

2013 Spring Catalog Cover

Click here to download a PDF of the 2013 Spring Catalog. Available January 3 – May 31, 2013.

2013 Sal-A-Bration Flyer Cover

Click here to download a PDF of the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Don’t forget for every $50 (before S&H and taxes) you will receive any item of your choice in the Sal-A-Bration.

There are also products from the big Annual Catty included.  Such as the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set (clear mount shown here)

Itty Bitty Banner Stamp Set

Banners are trendy and hip and make perfect accents for all of your projects. Use this multi-occasion, six-piece stamp set with our Bitty Banners Framelits Dies for perfect coordination.

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

Vintage, glass-like accents. Reminiscent of vintage door pulls.
• 24 buttons: 8 ea. of 3 designs
• 3/8″; 1/2″; 13/16″

Getting Started Card Stock

8-1/2″ x 11 smooth card stock
■ 24 sheets: 2 each of 12 colors
■ Colors include Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White

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Clearance Rack Blitz

SAVE UP TO 80%!  Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Blitz

Starting TODAY, Stampin’ Up! has added 300 additional items to our Clearance Rack at savings up to 80%.  New clearance items include punches, card stock, ribbon, stamps, ink pads, Big Shot dies and more.  Great holiday gifts for yourself or others!

Products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Order on-line now while your favorites are still in stock.   See All New Clearance Rack Items.

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the  same order-we’re flexible like that.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for Hostess/Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don’t wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on  Clearance Rack items.
  • Check out all of the NEW Clearance Rack Blitz items in MY ON-LINE STORE.
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Ornament Keepsake Tutorial

I finally had time to make the beautiful Ornament on the cover of the 2012 Holiday Catalog. Special thanks to Linda Heller for her insightful tips.

Following is a step by step tutorial on how to put it together. A list of supplies are at the end of this post.

Start by cutting six 3″ x 12″ strips of Very Vanilla card stock. Then stamp 20 of each ornament then run through the Big Shot.

To save time run both dies through the Big Shot at the same time.

Once they are all stamped and cut out. Place them in piles of four.

Fold three of the four ornaments in half.

Then use your bone folder to give it a tighter crease.

Use liquid glue (Tombow), to glue the three creased ornaments together. DO NOT attach to the non-folded ornament.

Using a two-way glue pen, glue around all the edges of the ornament, then add Dazzling Diamonds.  Set aside to let dry.

Next take your Scalloped Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon and cut five pieces at 5.” Approximately three scallops wide.

Punch a 1-3/8″ circle out of card stock. Then glue the top part of the ornament upside down on the circle.

When the Dazzling Diamonds has dried, glue the 3-D ornament to the flat piece.

Using a hot glue gun, take your tulle and insert between each of the ornaments.

Quick Tip:Pinch the tulle in the middle then twist the bottom end then glue the twisted end to the base. The open end should be facing out when attached.

Next cut five pieces of Linen Thread at 12″ each.  To make double loops, fold in half to make 6″ then fold in half again to make 3″ then tie a knot at the bottom.

Next take your loops and lay them down the center of the 3-D ornament, then hot glue the knotted end at the base.

While the hot glue is drying. Take the smaller 3-D ornament and attach to the flat ornament.

Insert the smaller 3-D ornament at an upward angle on top of the tulle (between the green ornament).

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Using the Rosette Bigz Die, cut a 1″ x 12″ strip of DSP. (I used Be of Good Cheer DSP). Then attach to the center with hot glue. Then hot glue a large Vintage Faceted Designer Button, topped off with a large pearl.

To give it a finished look on the backside, add a sentiment using a 2-1/2″ circle punch and adhere to the back.

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To make the hanger, punch a 1/8″ hole at the top of the and string through an 8″ piece of Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. Tie a knot at the ends then pull through showing the loop on top.

Your final project. Give it a try, it's easier than you think.

Your final project. Give it a try, it’s easier than you think.

Supplies:Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes

Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla Card stock and scrap card stock for 1-3/8″ circle

Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Designer Rosette Bigz XL die, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, 1/8″ Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Large Basic Pearl, 2-1/2″ circle punch and 1-3/8″ circle punch, 1/8″ handheld circle punch.

Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue, Hot Glue Gun and 2-Way Glue Pen.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for looking.

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Get the Ornamental Elegance Kit–While Supplies Last!

Ornamental Promotion

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself! We’ve simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023)!

Take take advantage of this amazing offer–just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments–or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

Ornamental Kit

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:

  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting–or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

If you already have the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and the matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits, I will be posting a step-by-step tutorial tomorrow on how to make these easy ornaments.

 

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