Monthly Archive: June 2016

New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Reveal Party

I held my June Fun & Fancy Stamp Classes on Monday and everyone in attendance received a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  A new catalog is always something to celebrate so a party was in order.  The theme for the party was Flip-Flops and Flamingos.  As mentioned in my blog post HERE I have fallen in love with the new Pop of Paradise Stamp Set and I’m finding Flamingos everywhere these days!

Here are a couple photos from the party:

16-JUN-Catalog-Reveal-Decor16-JUN-CupcakesMy cupcakes were Tropical Mango and coordinated perfectly with one of the new In-Colors, Peekaboo Peach.  I made the cupcake picks by stamping the pineapple image from the Pop of Paradise stamp set onto Peekaboo Peach card stock using Basic Black ink.  I punched the pineapples out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch then adhered two circles together with a toothpick in the center using Fast Fuse Adhesive.  It was a last-minute idea and I put them together just 30 minutes before the party started!

One Day Only Paper Pumpkin Mega Deal

16-MAY-Paper-PumpkinIf you read my blog a couple of weeks ago I featured this card that I created using the May Paper Pumpkin Kit.   You can read all about it and view past kits on my blog post HERE but make sure you come back and read about the ONE DAY ONLY sale that’s coming!

pp_onedaydeal_facebook-usStampin’ Up! is offering  a MEGA deal to new subscribers!  For ONE DAY ONLY, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first kit for just $5 USD.

This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).  Technically that’s just shy of 31 hours—a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink! So mark your calendars and set your alerts so you can take advantage of this offer to grab your first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies!

  • The price of the kit is $5
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • USE Promo Code:  ONEDAYDEAL

Plus For My Paper Pumpkin Subscribers Only:

If you’re one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers, beginning with the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, you will receive an email each month that will give you exclusive access to several tutorials showing optional projects using the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Here is just one sample of the card tutorials that were available to my subscribers using the May Kit:PPMay2016-e1465406663637JoinNowCTA

Pop of Paradise Note Cards

Summer has arrived!  Time for flip-flops and tropical drinks with little umbrellas in them!  The Pop of Paradise Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! is ideal for all our Summer celebrations.  It’s images of flamingos, palm leaves and pineapples remind me of vacations spent at the beach.  Just look at these lush projects from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea Book:

141581O1Are you in love?  The projects above are paired with the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Specialty Paper.  You just can’t miss with the gold/black/pink combination however I wanted to feature the fabulous new Stampin’ Up! In-Colors for 2016-2018 in today’s post so my project uses those.  I created this sweet little set of 3″ x 3″ note cards using all five of the new colors.

16-JUN-Pop-of-Paradise-NotecardsFrom left to right the new 2016 In-Colors are:  Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo!  Can you just?  I used the charming pineapple image from the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set for the cards’ focal point and the thank you sentiment is from another new stamp set, Thoughtful Banners.  And, how about those perfectly square and framed layers?  I used the new Layering Squares Framelits along with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine to cut those out.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing how I put these cuties together:


  • Card Base:  6″ x 3″ scored at 3″ on the 6″ side
  • Basic Black Layer:  3″ x 3″
  • Whisper White Layer:  2-1/4″ 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White Tag:  1-1/2″ x 3/8″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer:  2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Products Used:

The combination packs of card stock and ink pads for the new In-Colors are linked below but each color can also be purchased alone.  Please visit my STORE HERE to view those.

Product List

Big Shot


Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog

ac-launch_blogpost_jun2016_usHooray!  After weeks of teasers the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is finally here!  209 pages of paper crafting ideas and inspiration with over 400 new products!  I am so excited about this catalog!  It’s colorful and well organized with so many new, on-trend products.

If you have placed a order with me during the past year your copy is on it’s way.  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would be happy to send you a catalog. The easiest way to get your copy is to place an order with me HERE making sure to include your contact information allowing me to contact you and I will ship one out to you FREE of charge.  If you plan to shop with me and would like an annual catalog you can receive your catalog for FREE – just pay $6.80 for Priority Postage HERE.

So don’t wait another second!  Start  flipping through the fun-filled pages of the new annual catalog! There are new products to see and new projects to make!  Click on the catalog image to view a PDF copy on-line or download to your computer or mobile device.  Ready, Set, Go!!!!

2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog