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Press and Seal Technique

I love this Press and Seal technique by Jennifer McGuire. I have so many stamps and dies that require a lot of pieces be put together to create a focal point, such as a bouquet of flowers. This video shows how to keep everything in place while adhering to your card, scrapbook page, or project. Imagine using this technique for lining up perfectly positioned letters too.


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Product Spotlight – Fine-Tip Glue Pen

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Watercolor Shadows and Highlights Technique

Need a little help with watercoloring?  Check out this tutorial on how to add shadows and highlights to your next project.

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FREE SHIPPING & Retired Product List


Get ready, get set!  Stampin’ Up! will be offering FREE shipping on any orders placed beginning Monday, April 21 (after 12:01 a.m. Mountain) through Friday, April 25 (deadline is 11:50 p.m. Mountain).   Expedited shipping is excluded from the free offer.


  • Stock up!  There is NO MINIMUM ORDER for the Stampin’ Up! FREE Shipping offer!  Shop for as much or as little (or as often 🙂 as you need during the promotion.  Shipping is FREE!
  • Perfect timing!  Stampin’ Up! will be releasing the retiring stamp and accessories list on Monday, April 21–the same day FREE shipping begins

Please note:  The retiring products (both stamps and accessories) are only available while supplies last.  Be sure to order your favorites early!  DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE CLEARANCE RACK.



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Faux Dip-Die Technique

Add a little color to your projects using this Faux Dip-Die technique

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A Party Gift Bag – Paper Pumpkin Kit

A quick video showing February’s Paper Pumpkin kit to make a party gift bag.

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Envelope Punch Board Tags

Make quick and easy gift tags using your Envelope Punch Board..

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A Valentine Kiss

Who would have ever thought you love stamping so much that you would “KISS” your stamp.  For Valentine’s Day I’m bringing back an old technique presented by Stampin’ Up’s Emily Montoya.

I hope everyone gets to enjoy this sweet day with that special someone in your life.  If not, chocolate is a great substitute.  Happy Valentine’s!


Butterfly Card by Brandi Barnard

Check out this reverse masking technique by Brandi Barnard from the SU home office.


Catalog Corrections

Below are corrections to the current Stampin’ Up catalogs.

2014 Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Page Item Description
12 133512 Good as Gold Card Kit also includes 8 Sahara Sand envelopes.
16 133514 Description for Heartfelt Banner Kit states that the kit includes 6 die-cut Designer Series Paper banners (3 each of 2 designs…); the description should state that the kit includes 6 die-cut Designer Series Paper banners (2 each of 3 designs…).

2014 Occasions Catalog

Page Item Description
7 132622 The item number for the Gold Foil Sheets is incorrectly listed as 132983; the correct item number is 132622.
18 133110 and 133113 The camera image is incorrectly highlighted as coordinating with the On Film Framelits Dies. If you use the die to cut out the stamped image, the embossing will not line up with the image.
23 132994 The Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper image in the catalog shows incorrect design combinations. The image below shows the correct combinations.
31 133329 The kit also includes 15 White envelopes, 3-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ each.

2013-2014 Annual Catalog

 Page  Item Description 
23 130342 130345 The World Map image has been updated. See the new image here.
145 131183 The Neutrals Collection of Classic Stampin’ Pads incorrectly identifies the item number as 131182; the correct item number is 131183. The price is incorrectly identified as $49.95. The correct price is $39.95.
145 131168 The Neutrals Collection of Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills incorrectly identifies the item number as 131162; the correct item number is 131168. The price is incorrectly identified as $24.95. The correct price is $19.95.
188 126999 The Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die measures 3-1/8″ in diameter, not 1-3/8″.
188 118138 The Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die measures 1-7/8″ x 1-5/16″, not 1-1/8″ x 1-5/16″.
206 130568 and 130565 The stamp index indicates that the ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers and ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Sets are wood-mount sets; both these sets are only available in clear-mount (as correctly indicated on the catalog product page, p. 131).
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