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

 

 

 

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