Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release Items are Now Available!

Stampin’ Up! has released three new rewards choices for Sale-a-Bration!  These items are available with a $50-100 purchase until March 31st, or while supplies last!  These items are in addition to the items that were previously released, bringing your total rewards choices to 16 different products.  Spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and choose from the $50 level rewards, or spend $100 (before tax and shipping) and choose either ONE $100 level reward OR TWO $50 level rewards!  There is no limit to how many free items you can earn, and no limit to how many orders you can earn them on!  Every $50 purchase between now and March 31st will earn free Sale-a-Bration items!

Here’s a closer look at the new items:

Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set

 

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

Blossoming Basket Bundle

 

You can get a closer look and more information about any of these products by viewing the new 2nd Release Brochure!  Click HERE to view the brochure online!

If you have any questions regarding the new items, Sale-a-Bration, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Max’s Party Pandas Valentine’s Day Cards

I love that I live in a small town that still allows holidays to be celebrated at school!  My older son, Luca, goes to kindergarten all day, and not only is his class celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, they are also celebrating the 100th day of school!  My little one, Max, goes to preschool and they are also having a little Valentine’s Day party.  His teachers have been making all sorts of fun stuff with them the past couple of weeks to get ready!  They made little mailboxes and mailbags with the kids, and they have asked the parents to send in Valentine’s cards for each student.  They will each get to put their cards in their mailbags and hand deliver their cards to their friends’ mailboxes.  Max, who is 3, is pretty excited about his mailbox and bag!  He has dragged me over to show me pretty much every day for the last week when I pick him up!  Then he gets upset because we can’t take them home yet.  But again, he’s 3!  🙂

Anyway, I needed some Valentine’s cards for both of my boys’ classes.  Luca wanted Minions cards and he has a much bigger class, so we went with store bought ones.  (I know, gasp!)  I probably could’ve made punch art Minions, but that would’ve been really time consuming, and I just didn’t have time.  So for his class, store bought ones will have to do!

For my little one though, I definitely wanted to make cards!  But since they are being given to a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds, I also didn’t want to spend too much time or money on them!  Chances are, they’re going to get eaten not going to last too long anyway!  So I needed to come up with something cute, but very simple and easy to put together.  I hadn’t used my Party Pandas set, so I decided to go with that!

The cards I made are note card size, so they measure 3-1/2 x 5 inches in size.  They are one flat panel, so they don’t open and close.  The base layer is Basic Black, the middle layer is Real Red, and the top is Whisper White.  I stamped the panda in Basic Black Archival Ink, and the sentiment in Real Red.  For these, I cut a heart with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and placed it over the balloon to make it look like a heart shaped balloon instead of the regular stamped one.  The hearts were cut out of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Also, the sentiment stamp is from a retired Valentine’s themed Paper Pumpkin kit.

 

I was originally going to make a few different ones so that I could use all three of the pandas in the set, but then I decided to just make them all the same.  I only had to make 10, so making them all the same allowed me to make them very quickly.  I think it only took me about 45 minutes to make all ten, start to finish!  I think they came out super cute, and are perfect for little ones!

The Party Pandas set can be earned with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping), but only until March 31st!  It is one of the $50 item choices from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  To learn more about Sale-a-Bration, and see all the free item choices, please click HERE!

UPDATED TO ADD:  After I dropped off my kids at school this morning, I ran to Target to try to find envelopes that would fit these cards.  Not only did I find a pack of 50 envelopes in the correct size on clearance for $0.86 (yes, 86 CENTS!), I also came upon a package of 14 sheets each of these adorable panda stickers and heart stickers!  How cute are these?  And what are the odds of finding PANDA stickers to match the cards?  So I bought them and slipped a sheet of each into each envelope with the cards for Max’s classmates!  I also decided at the last second to stamp each envelope with some hearts from the Heart Happiness set!  Now I am waiting for Luca to get home so I can do his cards with him!  But since his cards are store bought, they’re not going to be as fun!  I’ll still at least stamp the envelope though!  😉

Contact me with questions!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Sale-a-Bration Special Success!

The numbers are in and it’s official: this year’s Sale-a-Bration Special was a huge success!  Everyone who participated got 2 EXTRA Sale-a-Bration items as well as $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards to spend on any products of their choice!  This was in addition to anything their orders already earned from Stampin’ Up!  This is the third year that I have done this promotion, and it’s always fun and successful!  I’m sure I will do it again next year!  A big THANK YOU to everyone who ordered!  I love seeing my customers so happy!

If you missed out on this promotion, there’s still plenty of time to earn Sale-a-Bration items and Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Just spend $50 or more (before tax and shipping) and you will earn one free Sale-a-Bration item for every $50 spent, with no limits and no limit to how many orders you can earn them on!  Spend $250 or have a qualifying workshop of $250 or more (before tax and shipping) and get an EXTRA $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!  Both of these incentives are still available from Stampin’ Up! until March 31st!  MY next big personal promotion will be in July, and will coincide with my 5 year anniversary of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  Stay tuned as we get closer for all the details!  You’re not going to want to miss it!  🙂

Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

Check out the Gorgeous Mixed Medallions Card Kit!

Sale-a-Bration 2018 is in full swing!  Have you checked out all of the amazing products that can be earned this year?  For every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping), you can earn a FREE item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  There are stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, card kits, and more!  The product I am featuring today’s is one of the items that you can earn for free this year during Sale-a-Bration!

The Mixed Medallions Card Kit makes 8 beautiful trifold cards, 4 each of 2 different designs.  It includes 8 card bases, 8 white envelopes, 1 die cut sheet with greetings in English, German, and French, plus embellishment pieces, and 75 adhesive dots.  This kit is perfect to have on hand for when you need a card FAST!  Everything is already pre-printed and ready to use.  You just pop out the pieces you need, assemble, and go!  (You don’t even need scissors!)  The kit comes with everything you see here:

The colors of these cards are beautiful as well!  Here’s a close up of the color palette for this kit:

 

But this product can ONLY be earned between now and March 31st!  Once Sale-a-Bration is over, these kits will be gone for good!  To get this kit, place an order in the online store of $50 or more (before tax and shipping) and enter Item #147183 in the Sale-a-Bration redemption area on the ordering screen!

Take a peek at this short video to see how to assemble this kit and get an up close look at how gorgeous these cards are!  Then visit the online store or contact me to place an order for you today!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Beautiful Peacock Congratulations Card

I received this gorgeous Congratulations card last week in the mail from my amazingly talented upline, Sarah Wills!  Sarah’s cards are always so beautiful, and she always puts together colors that look so striking together!  I love the color combo she chose for this card!  The colors are as follows:

This card features the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, which can be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during Sale-a-Bration!  Sarah created multiple layers of the peacock by cutting them out separately and mounting them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Other products she used to add detail to this card include: Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Framelits; Lemon Lime Twist 3/8 Inch Mini Striped Ribbon; and Silver Baker’s Twine.  Here’s a close up of the peacock:

As mentioned above, the Beautiful Peacock stamp set is available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration item, and is ONLY available with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax and shipping)!  It is a photopolymer stamp set and includes 12 stamps.  It’s a two step stampin’ set too!  Here’s a pic of the whole set:

While the stamps are all designed to work together, and definitely focus on building the peacock, many of them can be used alone as well.  The two tail stamps can be used as simple flourishes, the polka dots and flower stamps can be used as background stamps and accents, and of course, the sentiments can be mixed and matched with lots of other sets!  This is a very versatile set!

But this set is only available until March 31st!  And again, it’s only available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  (This set cannot be purchased, only earned with a qualifying order!)

You can find out more information about this gorgeous set HERE.

I always love the cards that Sarah sends me!  Each one is so different and unique, and this one is no exception. I always know when I see an envelope from her in my mailbox that it contains something special! 🙂

I hope you like Sarah’s card as much as I do!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Want extra freebies during Sale-a-Bration?

We all know that Sale-a-Bration is a great time of year to order!  You already get a free item for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) with no limits on have many extras you can earn and no limits on how many orders you can earn them on!  Have you seen the choices this year?  They are fabulous!  Choices of free items include stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, note card sets, ribbon, and more!  Check them out!

 

And this year, there’s a new reward level!  Spend $100 and you get to choose either two $50 reward items OR one $100 item!  This is new this year, but it definitely gives you more options when selecting your rewards!

But what if I told you that if you order through me between 2/1 and 2/7 you’ll get even MORE rewards?  Every year I run a Sale-a-Bration special where anyone who places an order of $50 or more (before tax and shipping) not only gets their regular rewards from Stampin’ Up!, but also gets EXTRA rewards from me!  Here’s how it works:

  • Contact me via email between 2/1-2/7 with you order.  Orders must total at least $50 before tax and shipping to qualify.
  • The first ten people to order will get to participate.
  • Once I receive everyone’s order, I will place everything together as ONE LARGE ORDER.  This will earn a larger amount of rewards than what would normally be earned on the individual orders.  The extra rewards will then be shared among everyone who participates!
  • Orders will be shipped to me and will then be delivered/shipped to you once I receive them.

It’s super easy!  Last year, everyone who participated got an extra Sale-a-Bration item and $20 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend!  That was in addition to anything their order had already earned!  It was a great deal for everyone who participated!

Here’s the fine print:

Orders must be placed directly through me via email.  Orders placed in my online store do not qualify.

You must reside in the United States to be able to participate, as I can only ship within the US.

Payment must be made prior to me placing the order.  PayPal is preferred, but I am happy to accept other forms of payment as well!

Once I received everyone’s order, I will total the whole thing and contact everyone to let you know how many extra items and rewards dollars you get.  I will then need you to get back to me within three days with the extra choices so I can place the final order.  Once I have everyone’s payment, the order will be placed!

If you have been thinking of ordering, this is a great time to do so!  Everyone loves a great deal, and this is definitely one you don’t want to miss!  Visit the Online Store to browse and make your list!  Then contact me to order no later than February 7th.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me!  You can click the “contact me” tab above, or email me directly at nicollebelesimo@gmail.com.

This offer is available to anyone who wants to participate, whether you are already an established customer or new to me!  I would love to be your demonstrator!  🙂

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

 

Sign Up for My February Newsletter!

My February Newsletter will be sent out in the next couple of days!  Sign up to receive all the latest news from Stampin’ Up!, as well as specials and promotions available exclusively to my customers, including everything you need to know about my 3rd Annual Sale-a-Bration Special!  Plus, get February’s host code, find out what February’s Customer Gift is, and much, much more!  Click HERE to sign up!  And please check back here for all new projects starting tomorrow!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  🙂

Nicolle

Paper Pumpkin + Sale-a-Bration = One Great Deal!

Have you thought about giving Paper Pumpkin a try?  Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time to do so because prepaid subscriptions of 3 months or more earn Sale-a-Bration rewards!  Yes, that’s right!  Because prepaid subscriptions have item numbers and are ordered like any other catalog item, they are eligible for rewards, including Sale-a-Bration rewards!

If you would like to give Paper Pumpkin a try, but are not looking for a long term commitment, then I recommend a 3 month prepaid subscription.  Three months is a perfect trial subscription!  If at the end of the three months you wish to continue, you simply order another prepaid subscription to extend it, or switch to month to month!  If you decide you don’t wish to continue after the three months, you simply drop and won’t receive any additional kits.  Of course, if you know you’ll love it, ordering a 6 or 12 month kit will also earn you a small discount on each month’s kit as well!

So what do you get with Paper Pumpkin?  Each month, a fully designed, pre-cut project arrives right in your mailbox with everything you need to create it, including stamps and ink!  Projects include mostly cards, but can also include gift packaging, home decor, and more!   To learn more about Paper Pumpkin and see examples of past kits, please click HERE.

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin: prepaid subscriptions and month to month subscriptions.  However, the only way to earn free Sale-a-Bration items is to order pre-paid ones!  And only 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions qualify!  Here’s a little chart to show what you earn during Sale-a-Bration with each subscription:

And speaking of rewards, if you purchase a 12 month subscription, not only do you receive a $2 discount per month, and up to 4 Sale-a-Bration items, you will also earn $21.50 in regular Stampin’ Rewards as well!  Just something to think about!  🙂

Why not give it a try?  For more information on Paper Pumpkin, check out the website HERE.  But remember, in order to earn sale-a-bration rewards, you must purchase a prepaid subscription, which must be done through the online store NOT the Paper Pumpkin website!  You can get to the Paper Pumpkin page in the online store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to contact me with questions!

Nicolle

 

Celebrate with Petal Palette and Celebrate You Thinlits

The card I made today is inspired by one of the cards I made in November at OnStage.  Of all the samples we made, it was my favorite!  To see the original card, please click here.  For today’s card I used paper from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper as the background.  The bird layer is stamped in Powder Pink ink and cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits, for a little added detail. I skipped a stamped sentiment, and instead went with a die cut one from the Celebrate You Thinlits, which you can earn for FREE with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping!  It is one of the NEW $100 level rewards that can be earned this year during Sale-a-Bration!

Before cutting the sentiment, I applied a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back.  Doing this, in essence, creates a sticker from the die cut, and makes it simple to adhere your die cuts with very little effort/mess.  When you’re ready to apply, you just peel off the back layer and stick!  It’s a little extra work and expense, but definitely worth it!  Honestly, no matter how careful I am with glue, I ALWAYS make a mess!  So the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are definitely a life saver for me!

Once the card was assembled, I added an extra scalloped circle layer behind the bird, and adhered the whole thing with dimensionals to make it pop a little!  I then added a few embellishments to finish it off.  I used two embellishments from the Occasions catalog on this card.  First, the silver leaves are from the Petal Passion Embellishments.  I then added a few epoxy shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.  These are one of my favorite new embellishments to use!  They are clear and very tiny, but they give a nice added touch to projects!  I used the glitter ones, which have just the tiniest hint of glitter!  Here’s a close up:

These cards will be going to new team members and members who have birthdays this month!  I hope they like them, and I hope you do too!  🙂

If you have any questions about this card, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Special plus Facebook Hop TONIGHT!

Do you love a great deal?  I know I do!  Why not consider joining Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration?  It’s always a great time to join, but during Sale-a-Bration you get EXTRA perks when you sign up!  For starters, in addition to the regular $125 of new product of your choice, you also get TWO additional stamp sets of your choice for FREE!

That’s right!  First, YOU get to choose what’s in your starter kit!  It’s not a cookie cutter starter kit that is sent to everyone who joins.  YOU get to choose what’s in it!  Want all stamps?  Sure!  Want all embellishments and tools?  Sure!  Whatever YOU choose is what you will receive in your kit!  Just choose $125 of any product currently available in any catalog or the online store, and that’s what you will receive in your kit!

But during Sale-a-Bration, you also get to choose ANY TWO additional stamp sets to add to your kit!  There is no price limit or stamp type you must choose. So depending which sets you choose, that could be an added value of up to $102, just in free stamp sets!

So far, we’ve got $125 in product of your choice, plus another two stamp sets of your choice for up to $102 in additional product!  Plus it all ships for FREE!  So if you factor in the $12.50 in shipping you would normally pay on order of that size, your starter kit is potentially worth as much as much as $240!  And you pay only $99 for it when you join during Sale-a-Bration!  Sounds like a great deal to me!  🙂

In addition to your new products, you’ll also receive some catalogs and other business supplies as well.  However, you do NOT need to actually sell anything to anyone!  You can sign up just to get a great discount FOR YOURSELF, on all of the products you already love!

Here are some additional perks of joining Stampin’ Up:

  • Get a 20-25% discount on all orders placed after your starter kit order!
  • Get access to new catalogs and products a full month before anyone else!
  • Get a FREE subscription to Stampin’ Success Magazine, only for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!
  • Get access to special content, promotions, and events only for demonstrators!
  • Get to become a member of a fabulous community of crafters, as well as a generous, caring company!

And just to be clear, you do not EVER have to have a party or sell to others!  You can join with the option of ONLY purchasing for yourself.  There is NO requirement to host parties!  And when you join, you even get extra time to meet your first minimum!  (And that minimum is probably not as much as you think!)  Of course, if you choose to sell, that’s great too!  Just know that it’s not required!

So have I convinced you?  Why not give it a try?  Please click HERE to join my team!  I am looking to welcome new team members this year and would really love to have you be part of it!  🙂

Would you like a little more info first?  Click HERE for more detailed information about joining.  Also, please feel free to contact me anytime with questions you may have!  I’m happy to help with whatever you need!

And if you’ve made it this far, I will be adding a second post tonight showcasing products from my team’s Facebook hop!  It starts at 8:00 pm ET.  Please check back after that time to see some fun Valentine’s projects!  Or go straight to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ellocindesigns anytime after 8:00 pm tonight to see them.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle