Kind Thoughts for You with the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set

Tulips are hands down my favorite Spring flowers, but daffodils are a close second!  So when I saw the You’re Inspiring stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, I immediately put it on my wish list!  This set is perfect for multiple Spring occasions, and includes sentiments for birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, and more!  It includes 8 rubber stamps and comes in both Wood Mount or Clear Mount.  Here’s what the full set looks like:

The flowers on the card are colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I used both the light and dark shades of both.  I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them once the ink was completely dry.  I then framed the flowers with one of the Lots of Labels Framelits and cut them out using the Big Shot.  I also used my Stamparatus to stamp the “Kind thoughts for you” sentiment multiple times in the background!

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored and folded in half)

Night of Navy top layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/4 inches (used both for daffodil piece and punched piece with sentiment)

Other items used on this card include the Classic Label Punch, Linen Thread, and Pearl Basic Jewels!

Check out the supply list below for everything you need to make this card!

Questions?  Please feel free to contact me!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Last Chance for Stamparatus, Year End Sale, and Holiday Catalog!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a great holiday!  I just got back from a week in Florida.  Talk about a shock when I got off the plane last night!  I went from 70 degrees to 1 degree (no I am not kidding) in a matter of five hours!  Brrrr!!!   But I am really happy to be home!  Now it’s time to get back work!  🙂

Just wanted to give you a few reminders as we are coming up on the end of the year really quickly!

First, TOMORROW (December 30th) is the LAST day to preorder your Stamparatus!  Once the preorder window closes, it will not be available again until the new annual catalog comes out in June.  For all the info on how you can reserve yours, please click here! 

Second, there is still time to get in on the Year End Sales Event!  This sale goes until January 2nd, and there are still lots of great deals available!  To browse everything that is on sale, and to scoop up some of your favorite retiring products, please visit the online store!  Click here to go directly to the sale page!

And finally, with the end of the Year End Sales Event, also comes the end of the Holiday Catalog ordering period.  There are so many beautiful holiday products still available that you are going to want to add to your collection before they are gone for good!  Be sure to visit the online store to grab them while you can!  You can visit the Holiday Catalog section of the online store here!

And of course, don’t forget to check out the Clearance rack while you’re there as well!  There are still almost 50 items available, at discounts of up to 70%!

So many great deals, and so little time left!  Feel free to contact me with questions!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Stamparatus Available for Preorder Starting TOMORROW 12/5!

Sorry for the super late post today!  Trying to catch up from a crazy week!  Just wanted to mention that the second and final reservation window to preorder the Stamparatus is TOMORROW (12/5) starting at 2:00 pm MT.  If you remember, the first window closed after 27,000 units sold out in only 12 minutes!  Ater reassessing the reservation process, Stampin’ Up! has changed some of the guidelines for ordering this time around.  The changes are as follows:

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive and NOT close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

  • Beginning March 19, Stamparatuses will ship in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in the warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).  Shipments will be made on a rolling basis as more arrive at the warehouse.
  • Customers may reserve ONE Stamparatus during the second window, even if they reserved one already during the first window.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog!

Here are the reservation instructions.  You must have an online account set up with Stampin’ Up! in order to reserve your Stamparatus.  If you do not already have an online account with Stampin’ Up!, please click here to set one up!

Remember, although you will need to provide a credit card number in order to reserve your Stamparatus, you will NOT be charged until it ships!

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your reservation!

Nicolle

 

 

 

Today is the Day to Pre-Order Your Stamparatus!

Today is the day!  The Stamparatus pre-order begins this afternoon!  Customers and demonstrators alike will be able to place the first orders for this amazing new tool today, starting at 2:00 pm MT.  To order, log in to your Stampin’ Up! online account and complete the following steps:I heard from a reliable source that there will be a large banner on the Stampin’ Up! homepage that you can click on to get started once logged in.  It should hopefully be a quick and easy process!  Don’t forget, you MUST have a Stampin’ Up! online account to order.  If you do not yet have an online account, please click here to set one up.

Here is a chart to help you know when you can pre-order!  Ordering opens at 2:00 pm MT.  I always have to think about that time that it is in my time zone, so I thought this might be helpful:

Let me know how everything goes when you order!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Here’s the Scoop on How to get the Stamparatus!

Hopefully, you have had a chance to watch the video that I posted yesterday about the Stamparatus!  This is going to be a MUST HAVE tool for all stampers, especially those who like to have perfect placement for their stamped images.  Think how much time and money this will save when you can stamp your images in the EXACT spot you want, the FIRST time you stamp them!  I cannot wait to get one of these!

Here are some of the ways the Stamparatus can help you in your crafting:

  • Stamp multiple images with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • For darker impressions, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, which saves time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here are some of the features of the tool itself:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Includes a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Has rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • Has two open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • Has two reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • Has two magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Has magnet storage areas underneath for convenient storage of magnets

Here’s how to reserve YOUR Stamparatus:

With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your Stamparatus and they guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse. This system will allow Stampin’ Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible, while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The product launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 Stamparatus per customer, per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information, though credit cards will not be charged until shipment.

Here is the schedule of reservation times:

 

And finally, here is a step-by-step guide on how to complete your reservation.  (The first reservation window opens at 2:00 pm MT on November 16th):

Please note that the Stamparatus costs $49 US/$65 CAD (before tax and shipping).  You must have an online account with Stampin’ Up! in order to reserve your tool.  If you do not have an account with Stampin’ Up!, please click here to sign up for one and reserve your Stamparatus starting November 16th!

I hope this answers any questions you have about the Stamparatus!  Please feel free to contact me if there’s anything else you’d like to know!  🙂

Nicolle

 

 

 

Introducing the STAMPARATUS from Stampin’ Up!

Just got back from four days in Salt Lake City!  Some of the biggest news to come out of my time at OnStage was the introduction of this amazing new product:  the Stamparatus!  I saw this product in action and I CANNOT WAIT to get one!  This product will forever change the way you stamp!

So what is it?  Quite simply, it’s a stamp positioner, which allows you to stamp quickly and easily without repositioning your stamp each time!  This can be especially useful when you are making multiples of a project, doing two or three step stamping projects, or need to stamp images multiple times, but want them to line up perfectly!

So how does it work, and how is it better than other stamp positioners available on the market?  You just have to see!  Check out this video to see it action!

So how can you get one?  Stampin’ Up! is going to utilize a reservation system for both demonstrators and customers alike to pre-order the Stamparatus!  The first reservation window will open Thursday, November 16th.  Please check back tomorrow for all the details on how you can reserve yours!

Have a great day!

Nicolle