Story of Elegance

Happy New Year everyone!  I’m so grateful for the start of a new year.  New beginnings are always full of hope and excitement, dreams and goals, and opportunity.  I’m happy for the opportunity to continue to share what I love and I’m oh so excited about the wonderful new products and opportunities that are available with Stampin’ Up!  So let me show you what’s up.

For those who are new to Stampin’ Up!, at the beginning of each year, Stampin’ Up celebrates with a fantastic sale.  In fact it is called Sale-A-Bration and it’s a wonderful way to get free stuff.  And who doesn’t like free stuff?  For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), you can choose  FREE Sale-A-Bration products.  There’s no limit!  And when you spend $100 there are additional products to choose from and they are all FREE!

And there’s even more great news!  As you know, Stampin’ Up demonstrators enjoy a generous 20%-25% discount on any purchase they make. The good news is that you can be a hobbyist and simply purchase products for yourself to enjoy this fantastic discount, or you can choose to share with others like I do for even more benefits.  You get to choose.


Free with $50 Spend

lFree with $100 Spend

The GREAT news is that when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration you get even more products. FREE!  When you purchase a $99 starter kit, you choose $125 worth of products that you want  (that’s the normal starter kit).  But if you purchase the kit during Sale-A-Bration , IN ADDITION you get all the following items FREE! 1) The NEW mini paper cutter  2) A 6 x6  sample of all the new Designer Series Paper – that 48 sheets! 3) A stamp set of your choice (Sale-A-Bration and hostess stamp sets are excluded)  and of course  business supplies are included and EVERYTHING SHIPS FREE!

We also have a new mini-catalog that launches today through June 30, 2020.  I started crafting from the new catalog with a few of my favorites- Painted Poppies stamp set, Poppy Moments die set, and Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  Here are the first three cards I made using these products.  A birthday card, a thank you card and a Thinking of You card.

Birthday card with Poppies with Stampin Up products

A Poppy Happy Birthday

To create this card, I stamped the 3 poppies onto a 3 3/4 x 5 sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I colored the flowers with Dark and Light Poppy Parade and Light Old Olive stamping blends, and used a Basic Black marker to make the accents around the flowers.   Next,  I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the December 2019  Something for Everything Paper Pumpkin kit using Memento Black ink.  Then, a 1 x 5 strip of Poppy Parade card stock was added to the base of the panel, and the strip was covered with Black Glittered Organdy ribbon.  Finally,  the panel was adhered to a 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of Basic Black card stock and added to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

A Thank You card with poppies featuring Stampin Up products

A Poppy Thank You

To create this card I started with the sentiment panel.  I stamped poppies from the Painted Poppies stamp set onto a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White card stock and colored them with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends.  Then, I stamped the sentiment from the Thoughtful Blooms (FREE) stamp set.  Next, I adhered the sentiment panel to a 2 x 3 3/4 piece of Poppy Parade card stock. To complete the panel, I stamped poppies onto a 3  3/4 x 5 sheet of Whisper White card stock and colored them with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends.  Then,  I die cut a Poppy and flower center using the Poppy Moments die set  and adhered it to the panel.  I used a Basic Black marker to create the accents.  Finally, I adhered both panels together onto a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

Think of you card with Poppies and foral paper from Stampin Up!

A Poppy Thinking of You card

For this last card I embossed a 4 x 5/14 sheet of Whisper White card stock using the Subtle embossing folder. Then, I added ad 2 x 5 1/4 inch strip of DSP and a 5/8 inch x 5 1/4 inch strip of black DSP to the panel.  I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock and punch the sentiment with the Classic Label punch.  Next, I die cut the flower and flower center and finished by adding three Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the black strip.

Finding Your Elegance

Here are the products you’ll need to re-create what I’ve done, or even better to create your own style of kindness!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you’ll check out our new products over the weekend.  I’ll be back on Tuesday to share more of our wonderful new products.  Until then,

Live Graciously!