Myths & Magic Mermaid Card PLUS It’s Time to Sale-a-Brate!

When I saw the new Myths and Magic Suite in the Occasions catalog, I instantly fell in love with it!  Think mermaids, unicorns, wizards, knights, and dragons!  The suite contains a stamp and cutting die bundle called Magical Day.  There’s also Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper, and Washi Tape, that all perfectly coordinate to make fun projects!  My first attempt at using the suite is the card above.  The Magical Day Bundle includes both the Magical Day stamp set, as well as the Magical Mates Framelits Dies.  There are twelve stamps in the set and 16 dies with the framelits!  And of course, purchasing the bundle will save you 10% over purchasing the items separately!

For this card, I paired Bermuda Bay with Lemon Lime Twist for the colors.  The mermaid and seahorse were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and then hand colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  They were then cut with the coordinating dies on the Big Shot.  The little leaves on the right were cut from the glimmer paper in the suite using dies from the same set.  It’s hard to see in the pic above, but I went over the mermaid’s tail with Clear Wink of Stella.  I love how it gives the card just a bit of extra shimmer and shine!  Here’s a close up:

Other items used on this card include the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, and the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Here’s a glimpse at all of the items in the Myths and Magic Suite:

Magical Day Bundle

 

Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper

 

Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape

I love this suite, and can’t wait to play with it more!

Also, don’t forget TODAY is the official start of Occasions and Sale-a-Bration!  Which means that it’s officially time to order from the new Occasions Catalog!  You also earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with every $50 you spend!  Sale-a-Bration is a great time to stock up on all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products because you definitely get a bigger bang for your buck!  Click here to visit the online store and shop today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Bubble Over Bundle OnStage Card

Yesterday, I was unable to post because we were having some technical difficulties!  Hopefully, the issues have been resolved!  I had planned to show this card yesterday, but will have to show it today instead!

So here’s a bright, colorful, FUN card that I made in November using new Occasions products!  It features items from the new Bubble Over Bundle.  This bundle includes a 17 piece photopolymer stamp set called Bubble Over, as well as a 19 piece cutting die set called Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.  Of course, both items are available separately, but you can save 10% by purchasing them together as the bundle!  This card also features a coordinating FREE Sale-a-Bration item, available only with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax and shipping).  That item is the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and can be found on page 13 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  Here’s a closer look at the new products:

Bubble Over Bundle

This bundle includes both the stamp set and coordinating dies shown above!  The stamp set is photopolymer.  As mentioned above, both items are available separately as well, but if you want both, you can save 10% by purchasing the bundle!

Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper

This paper is only available with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping)!  It contains 12 fun prints that coordinate perfectly with the Bubble Over Bundle!  Colors include Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Whisper White.

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

These are sure to be one of my favorite new embellishments!  There are 176 adhesive backed accents in both teardrop and circle shapes.  Some are clear and others are clear with a hint of glitter!  These were used on the card above to make little bubbles coming out of the top of the bottle.  Here’s a closeup:

Isn’t this such a cute card?  Don’t forget, all new Occasions products are available starting January 3rd!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

 

Everything You Need to Know About Occasions and Sale-a-Bration 2018

Occasions 2018 is right around the corner!  The catalog ordering period begins January 3rd, which is the day after the current Holiday Catalog retires.  While I am sad to see the Holiday Catalog go, I am super excited about all of the new products in the new catalog!  The new stamp sets, papers, accessories, and coloring tools are sure to inspire some beautiful creations!  There are seven gorgeous new suites, with each suite containing stamps, ink, papers, embellishments, and accessories all designed to perfectly coordinate.  Perfect coordination is one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up!  They take all of the guesswork out of trying to figure out if colors, papers, and designs will look good together.  How many times have you stood in a craft store trying to match ink, paper, and accessories, not knowing for sure if they’ll actually match?  And then you get home and you realize they really don’t look that great when put together?  This used to happen to me ALL THE TIME!  When Stampin’ Up! puts products together, you KNOW they’ll look great! Not only do they handle all of the coordination for you, they also provide lots of colorful samples in their catalogs so you can actually SEE all of the products together.  That is something you definitely don’t get in a craft store!

Some of the occasions featured in the new catalog include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, as well as new items for everyday occasions like birthdays, congratulations, weddings, thank yous, and more!  There is definitely something for everyone in this catalog!  You are going to love it!  🙂

 

Along with the new Occasions Catalog comes the start of Sale-a-Bration!  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up’s biggest and best promotion of the year!  It runs from January 3rd-March 31st.  For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  There is no limit to have many free items you can earn, or how many orders you can earn them on during Sale-a-Bration…EVERY qualifying order between 1/3 and 3/31 will get you free products!   There is also a NEW prize level this year…a $100 level!  So if you have an order of $100 (before tax and shipping), you can either choose two $50 level items OR one $100 level item!  This is something totally new that Stampin’ Up! is trying this year, and it’s sure to be a hit!

Here’s a brief rundown of what the choices are for Sale-a-Bration this year:

$50 Choices

6 stamp sets

1 Designer Series Paper pack

1 card kit

1 ribbon pack

1 Memories and More card set

1 cards and matching envelopes set

$100 Choices

1 thinlits dies set

1 stamp set

Unfortunately, I can’t show you actual images of ANY of these items from the catalogs just yet, but stay tuned for some projects that use them very soon!

You can also earn extra Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-a-Bration!  Stampin’ Rewards = FREE STUFF!  Here’s how it works:

Stampin’ Rewards are earned on orders or workshops of $150 or more (before tax and shipping).  The percentage goes up the larger the total: at $150, you earn 10% in rewards, at $300 you earn 12%, at $450 you earn 14%, and at $600 or more you earn 16%.  (At $450 or more you also get to choose any item in the catalog for 1/2 off!)  However, during Sale-a-Bration, with a purchase or workshop of $250 or more (before tax and shipping), you ALSO earn an EXTRA $25 in rewards!  So normally an order of that size would earn 10%, or $25 in rewards.  During Sale-a-Bration you earn that, plus another $25, for a total of $50 in rewards!  You also get to choose FIVE $50 Sale-a-Bration items (or a combination of $100 items and $50 items depending on your choices!)  So you can see how Sale-a-Bration is a great time to place an order or host a workshop!  It’s really a GREAT value for your money!

 

And finally, Sale-a-Bration is also a GREAT time to join Stampin’ Up!  In addition to the regular $125 starter kit for only $99, you get to choose ANY two additional stamp sets for FREE!  This can be an added value of up to $101 depending on which sets you choose.  You also get business supplies worth $65 AND it all ships directly to you for FREE.  With the $12.50 you save on shipping, the total value of your starter kit during Sale-a-Bration could be as much as $302!  But you will pay only $99! That’s a great deal no matter how you look at it!  Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is SO much easier than you think, and it’s so much fun!  You get all of the great products you already love for 20% off  (which can increase to 25% later on), plus you get access to new catalogs and products a full month before anyone else!  You also get access to exclusive content, promotions, and events that are only available to demonstrators. And you can try it all for up to six months during Sale-a-Bration with no risk and no obligation other than your starter kit!  Why not give it a try?  Please contact me for more info!  Or click HERE to join!  I welcome hobby demonstrators, and would LOVE to welcome you to my team!  🙂

If you have actually made it this far, THANK YOU!  As you can see, I am really excited about Sale-a-Bration this year!  I hope you are too!  Please contact me with any questions you have, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nicolle

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Almost Time for Occasions and Sale-a-Bration!

Occasions Catalogs and Sale-a-Bration brochures are in the mail and should be arriving in customers’ mailboxes sometime next week!  Both contain amazing new products that you are all going to LOVE!  The colors and designs of some of the new items are simply beautiful and are sure to brighten those dull, dreary days of winter! (Those of us in cold, snowy climates definitely could use a boost some days, right?!)

One of my favorite products for any project is Designer Series Paper!  Adding patterned paper to a project can really make it pop, whether it’s a card, gift box, tag, or well, anything really!  And there are some beautiful new Designer Series Papers available in the both the Occasions Catalog, as well as the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  (So YES, there is actually a new paper that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase!  And it’s bright and colorful and FUN!)

Today, I would like to share with you a video that gives a sneak peek at ALL of the new papers available in the new Occasions Catalog.  (Unfortunately, the new Sale-a-Bration paper is NOT shown.  You’ll have to wait until you get your Sale-a-Bration brochure to get a look at that one.)  Enjoy!

Aren’t they just gorgeous?  I cannot wait to start making new projects with these!  All of these will be available for purchase starting January 3rd in the online store.  I hope you like them as much as I do! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nicolle