Saturday, November 18, 2017

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For me, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

People are shopping for gifts and with so many options out there, I want you to have great variety of items to choose from for gift giving and holiday crafting. With different offerings coming throughout this promotion, you’ll want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store. The changing options will keep you excited for the next deal and allow you to stay ahead of the competition during the busy shopping season.

Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on awesome stamps! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.

To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we are offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. I  will provide more information on this flash sale later in the week of the sale. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!

*Items offered may vary by market, based on inventory and availability.

When you're shopping be sure to include the Host Code VQA3PXJK when checking out to get this month's shopping bonus, Striped Treat Bags! Go to my Monthly Shopping Bonus page for more details.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

STAMPARATUS is HERE! Reserve yours!

NEW Stamparatus Coming In 2018!  The NEW Stamparatus is certain to be the must-have stamping tool for 2018!  If you want an easy way to get perfect stamp placement, you will LOVE this amazing product!  There are other brands out there offering similar products, but the Stamparatus combines all of the top benefits and improves on them!  It will be a breeze to create perfectly positioned images, to quickly stamp multiple projects, to easily stamp multi-step images, and to re-stamp images that need a little more ink. Once you try it, you won't know how you stamped without it!

My Favorite Stamparatus Features:
  • Two removable & reversible plates give you the ability to stamp 2-step, 3-step or 4-step images quickly and accurately, over & over!
  • Grid lines on the base and on the plates help you line up stamps perfectly!
  • Two open sides accommodate any size of card stock!
  • Can be used with both clear mount and photopolymer style stamps!
  • Strong & slim bar magnets help hold your paper in place, and they store on the bottom!
  • Only $49.00!
RESERVE Your Stamparatus Tomorrow, November 16—You'll be able to reserve the NEW Stamparatus positioning tool beginning on November 16. This is a global launch for both demonstrators and customers, and the reservation periods are designed to prevent the possibility of backorders.  There are three reservation windows, and quantities during each period are available while supplies last only.  Don't wait!
Reservation Windows:
  • November 16-30—Product ships approx. February 1, 2018
  • December 5-30—Product ships approx. March 19, 2018
  • January 15-30—Product ships approx. April 15, 2018
How Does The Reservation Process Work?  Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to reserve your Stamparatus at my Online Store.  You will see a reservation link on the Stamparatus product page.  You'll need a customer account and a credit card number for your reservation, but your card will not be charged until the product ships next year.  Once it becomes available, you will be asked to go back into your account to complete your order.  At that time, you'll be able to add other products to your order.  When you finalize your order, you'll also be able to earn Stampin' Rewards, add a Host Code, and/or qualify for Sale-a-Bration promotional items that will be available from Jan 5 through March 31.  See complete details: Stamparatus FAQs PDF.
FREE Embellishments With Reservation With Me!  Reserve your NEW Stamparatus from my Online Store during the November 16-30 reservation window and I'll send you a FREE Grab Bag of embellishments valued at least $15!  This is an exclusive offer from Too Cool Stamping and reservations must be placed through my online store between November 16-30.  Grab bag will be mailed out after payment for your order in 2018.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quick and easy Halloween treats!

Do you like dressing up your candy for Halloween too? Then check out these cute ideas!

 They all use items for the Spooky Night Bundle, and a few extra things like Gusseted Bags and Treat Tubes.
 This one here used a 6"x 6" piece of Spooky Night DSP, Vintage Crocheted Trim, Black Rhinestones, 2" Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Some Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla cardstock, and Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black ink. It took next to no time and can hold a pack of Chiklets inside.

 You can't go wrong with a little box full of treats at your Halloween party! This is made with a strip of Spooky Night DSP wrapped around a box made from Pumpkin Pie cardstock, with the pumpkins cut directly from another sheet of DSP from the same pack. You can cut them with your Paper Snips or the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies. A Gusseted Bag filled with Candy Corn and tied of with some Pumpkin Pie Stitched Ribbon sits inside.

 This one is the cat's meow! It's just a 3"x 6" piece of Spooky Night DSP folded at 1 1/2" at the top stapled to a partially filled Gusseted Bag. I wrapped some Vintage Crocheted Trim around it and tied it in a knot to cover the staples. The cat is stamped from the Spooky Cat stamp set onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and punched with the cat punch. The Trick or Treat is stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and the end are just trimmed with scissors. The cat and greeting are both popped up with Dimensionals.
This one is the easiest and most fun! I filled a Treat Tube with Reece's Pieces, then used the Everyday Label Punch with some Spooky Night DSP to make the base for my tag. I punched a little hole near the top to be able to tie it on. Then I stamped the greeting in Pumpkin  Pie ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it with a 1" Circle Punch. There is a Basic Black 1 1/4" circle punched out too. I put a little Black Rhinestone on there and tied to to my Treat Tube with some Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine.

Here is a complete list of all of the items I used on these treats. A video tutorial for each one will post within the next two weeks, so be sure to check back here, or follow me on YouTube to see them all!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Harry Potter inspired Patronus Card

Hey there! I just had to share this card with you. I was playing with the stamp set Carols of Christmas and had a brain wave. Like, a knock you out of your seat idea!
That little deer looks like a Patronus!

A Patronus Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

So, I played around with some watercoloring with Pool Party and Night of Navy ink on Watercolor Paper to get the color right, and heat embossed the deer and stars with White Embossing Powder to make it a bold, crisp white.

A Patronus Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

The "Always" sentiment is made with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set. After stamping it, I brushed over it with the Aqua Painter to blur the letters a little, then cut it with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. The Silver Glimmer Paper just finished off the whole look. I just love how it turned out, and I hope it adds a bit of magic to your day.

Check out the list of supplies used below!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Stampin' Write Marker Insert for Clear Case

I have recently cleaned up, and reorganized, my stamping studio to get ready for the new Stampin' Up! year. As I was doing that, I realized that the bag I was storing my Stampin' Write Markers in just wasn't working for me. So, I put them in our Clear Mount Stamp Cases, which are just $6 for the 4 of them. Now they are grouped together by color family, easy to get to, and take up much less space than in that bulky bag. I also made inserts to put inside the case to keep track of what colors are inside. And you can have them too! I have a link including all 4 color collections. They are ready for you to print, cut, insert, and done!

Stampin' Write Marker Insert for Clear Case! Free Download!

Cutting Tips: Cut along the INSIDE of the black cutting marks for the best fit.


Enjoy the inserts!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pink Ruffled Card with Just Add Text & Flower Shoppe Stamp Sets

We made this card in my monthly card class, and I have to say, I love the New Ruffles Embossing Folder! It is to pretty! One this I noticed when using it was that the ruffles look right if you use the folder upside down, with the fold (or hinge) of the folder on the bottom. And with it being a Dynamic Textured Impressions folder, you only need to use one cutting plate when running it through the Big Shot.

Pretty Pink Ruffle Card made with the Just Add Text & Flower Shoppe stamp sets from Stampin' Up! Video tutorial on the blog post!

Powder Pink is such a pretty pink, that I decided to make it the feature color on this card and only pair it with Very Vanilla. The Clear Faceted Gems add just the right amount of bling to the centers of the Flower Shoppe flowers.

Here is a video tutorial of how I made this card, and a list of supplies used listed below the video.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Holiday Catalog is live and special Host stamp set!

I'm so excited about the new Holiday Catalog! I'm even more excited that you get to enjoy it now too! There are so many great products to help you get ready for Pumpkin Spice everything, Trick or Treating, Thanksgiving dinner, and all of your Christmas cards and gift giving! Be sure to check it out, and let me know if you have any questions.

Host a $300 party in September and October and get this stamp set for free! Not only that, but will you get a minimum of $33 worth of free product of your choice! You don't have to host a party if you don't want to, online orders count too! And, if you place an order with me, you will get my Monthly Shopping Bonus! So many great reason to order! Take a peek at the video below featuring the host exclusive Merry Patterns stamp set.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The August Shopping Bonus Is Here!

August Shopping Bonus!

Boxwood Wreath Embellishments! 
12 cute, little wreaths you can leave round or unwrap to make a long garland to add great texture your projects!

PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $50 or more (before shipping and tax) in my online store this month and you can earn the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments FREE. Bookmark this page to have this month's required host code ready to add to your online order.

  • $50 - $149.99 ORDER:  ADD HOST CODE, X3GZQCAQ for orders over $50 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code. Example below on where to add your host code when ordering online.
  • $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift, Boxwood Wreath Embellishments, as well as earn Stampin' Rewards.  
Don't forget to check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack and 10% OFF Product Bundles for extra savings.
DEADLINE IS August 31st.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  My FREE bonus gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-month following when it was earned.

*This is a different code than codes for other classes/club. Do NOT use this one with class/club orders! Please use this code ONLY for this Bonus Gift order.*

  • Add items to your shopping bag.
  • Click the shopping bag link.
  • Enter the host code(X3GZQCAQ)in the box, then click apply.
  • Please be sure you are adding the host code to the host code field and not the coupon code field (see screen shot below).

Monday, July 31, 2017

Rustic Carols of Christmas Card

I just love this card! I had such a good time making it for my team to make at our monthly meeting. Our monthly meetings have to be one of my favorite events each month. I love getting together with my stamping friends to stamp and share what we've done throughout the month, and show them ways to grow their stamping!

Rustic Christmas Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set be Stampin' Up!

Rustic Christmas Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set be Stampin' Up!

Can you see the bit of sponging around the greeting and the loops of Copper Thread? I love the subtle little touches like that.

And a video on how I made it. There is a supply list below the video, so be sure to check that out too. You can get any of those supplies, or anything else you might need, through my online store just by clicking on the image of the item.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Carols of Christmas card in Night of Navy

At my team meeting we always make projects using new or upcoming products, and this month was no different! We made 4 cards, and this was one of them.

Make this cute card with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlet dies by Stampin' Up!

I loved the glitz of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Silver Ribbon combined with the Night of Navy cardstock. The greeting is so bold you don't really need much around it to make a great card!

Here is a video showing how I made it.

And here are the supplies I used: