$125 of Stampin’ Up! Product for $74.25!!! And No Shipping!


We love hobby stampers!
No need to host workshops or parties
No need to purchase anything further or get outside sales.

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is ON SALE! Take your passion for paper, stamps and SAVINGS to a new level!

Sale runs one week only! Nov. 24 – Dec. 2.

Our $99 Starter Kit will be discounted to $74.25. You can order it through me HERE!

You custom build your kit with any $125 worth of product for your kit for only $74.25 with FREE shipping. That’s over $50 in FREE product!!!

Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.

Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.

5% Bonus EXCLUSIVELY this special! Receive 5% cash back on all purchases and outside sales placed in December. Cash back is in addition to your discounts and will be paid in January.

Be first! December marks your chance (with your demonstrator status) to see and pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn Sale-A-Bration gifts (also new)!

No risk and no penalty! You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits. If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, you will renew your demonstrator benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales (frankly, you don’t need to spend another dime), you “drop” with no penalty.

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL! Our group loves hobby stampers! Many of us started as hobby stampers, but have stayed with Stampin’ Up! because of the exclusive resources available, the fun and the friendships!

Please leave a comment if you would like more information.

Online Extravaganza Features Product up to 50% off!

Make the most of our Online Extravaganza by enjoying flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they’re gone.504030

Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1 on special products–some that have never before been paired together–that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast!

Additional Details:

  • Limited discounts available. Once discounts run out, items will be available at retail price.
  • Bundles are while supplies last only.
  • Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • There is no minimum purchase in order to purchase the discounted product.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. See the attached PDF for the item codes.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range from 20%-50%.
  • Door busters only last for 24 hours and while supplies last.
    • First one begins at 12:00 AM (MT) on November 24, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.
    • The second begins at 12:00 AM (MT) on December 2, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.



Mini Paper Gift Basket for the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  We’re excited to share projects that showcase fun gift wrap and packaging ideas for the holidays.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next.  If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.


My last two posts featured projects we made at my last Stamp Club.  Both, like this one, are gift package related. We stamped a beautiful Cellophane Bag with White StazOn ink as well as a cute gift tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper. Today I’m showing you the last project – a mini paper gift basket we made with the same Scalloped Tag Topper.

There are three separate components that make this paper basket. There is a Box side (shown front and back in the diagram below), the Scalloped Tag Topper Handles (also shown front and back in the diagram), you will need two of these), and the Belly Band.

Box Side: This piece measures 8-1/4 x 3. Score it at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″. Turn it and then score 1″ from one of the long sides. Snip the score lines that you made at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ up to the 1″ score line.  Remove the tiny piece in the corner. Apply sticky strip on both sides where the diagram indicates.

Tag Topper Handles (Make 2): These pieces measure 4-3/4 x 2″. Score at 2″ and 3-1/8″. Punch the end closest to the 3-1/8″ score line with the Scalloped Tag Topper.

Belly Band: This piece measures 1″ x 8-3/4″.  These score lines are wackadoo but trust me. I came by these through trial and error. Score at 2″, 4″, 6-3/8″ and 8-1/4″. I told you they were wackadoo! Apply sticky strip where indicated on the diagram.

* Attach both ends of the Box Side with the sticky strip. Fold in the bottom panels to create the box bottom and adhere with the sticky strip.
* Apply a generous amount of glue on the Tag Topper Handles where indicated and glue them to the outside of the box where indicated.
* Wrap the Belly Band around the outside of the box and attach with the sticky strip.
* Fold the handles in and tie closed with the bakers twine.
* Punch Garden Green with the Scallop punch, Soft Sky with the 1-3/8″ circle punch and Real Red with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  Glue these three pieces together.
* Stamp a greeting on white cardstock.  I used Good Greetings.  If you don’t have Good Greetings, I suggest the And Many More stamp set. Snip the ends to make the banner.  Glue that on top of the circles.
* Attach the greeting to the paper Basket with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Need crinkly paper?
Create your own by trimming 1/8″ strips of cardstock.  Crumple them up in your hands and then roll them like a ball of play dough. Carefully unravel your tangle paper mass and you have crinkly paper to add to your gift baskets and treat boxes!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper.  You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

Amy Whelan
Amy’s Inklings





Stamp Club Projects

I had my Stamp Club this past Saturday.  I just love those gals!  We laugh, cut loose and have a grand ole time every time we meet.
IMG_3068This is one of the many reasons why I represent Stampin’ Up! I wanted to create more opportunities to spend time with my gal pals.  And what better way than through rubber stamping?

What’s a Stamp Club?
Stamp Club is a group of six people who commit to meeting one time every month for six months.  We meet in my home, I have several projects for everyone to make, and then everyone places a minimum order of $25 of Stampin’ Up! product from our catalog.  Each member gets a turn to be “hostess” to earn hostess benefits, ie. FREE products!!!

Last Saturday we made three projects.  One was the cellophane bag stamped with White StazOn ink that I posted yesterday.  Sooooo, so pretty.  Find it here. My other two projects use the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. We made a tag featured below. We also made a cute goodie basket with the punch.  Come back tomorrow to see that project.


Here, along with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, we also used the Endless Wishes stamp set, All is Calm washi tape and the Frosted Sequins from our Holiday catalog.

***Be sure to scroll down for a super nifty tip on how to apply the sequins.*** 

Steps to create the tag:
1) Push your cardstock into the 2″ wide “gulley” of the punch until it can’t go any farther. Punch as usual.
2) Stamp the snowflakes on the top half of the tag.
3) Stamp the greeting.
4) Apply washi tape by simply putting strips all the way across the tag.  It tears like paper and is so easy to use. Trim the sides flush with the tag. There are MANY greeting options from Endless Wishes.  This is one of many reason why this is my favorite Holiday stamp set.
5) Apply the two silver sequins and the white snowflake from Frosted Sequins (see tip at the bottom).
6) Add a ribbon.
Badda bing, badda boom.  You’re done!

***Tip for adhering the sequins***
I like using our Multipurpose Glue to adhere small items like these sequins and snowflakes.  But I don’t like getting glue from my fingertips onto the sequins.  It makes the sequins dull, not shiny.  And I like SHINY!
There is a product “out there” that helps you pick up tiny objects.  I made my own and here’s how.

Step 1) Apply 2-way glue to the eraser of a pencil.  Allow it to dry so that the eraser is sticky but releasable.
Step 2) Use the tip of the eraser to pick up the sequin and move it to your cardstock.
Step 3) Use the point of a second pencil to hold the sequin down while you remove the first pencil from the sequin.
Step 4) BE AMAZED!!!!!!! 🙂


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White StazOn Ink on Cellophane Bags!

One of the fabulous things about being a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator is the magazine, Stampin’ Success, that we receive every two months.  It’s full of great tips on our product line and the unique projects that can be made with them.  This last one featured a cellophane bag that had been stamped with our White StazOn Ink Pad.
Say what?  IT STAMPS ON CELLOPHANE BAGS?!!!  Yep!  That was my reaction too! Naturally I ordered the White StazOn Ink Pad immediately!


Isn’t this a beauty?  I deliberately chose a candy that had a solid wrapper. Hershey Kisses come in all sorts of colors during the holidays and offer a variety of great choices. But I especially love the gold of the Rolos with Garden Green. So, so pretty!

The White StazOn Ink Pad is an acid-free, archival and fast drying opaque solvent ink . It comes as a set with a reinker, an uninked pad and a small plastic squeegie. It’s super easy to ink. The directions say to add 5 to 8 drops of ink on the pad but I actually put four rows of five dots when I used it for the first time. You then use the mini squeegie tool to distribute the ink on the pad. Easy peasy, ‘mini squeegie’. 🙂

NOTE: You will need our StazOn Cleaner to clean your stamp.

Steps for creating this treat bag:

1) Stamp the cello bag first to allow the ink to dry before assembly.

2) Use the Big Shot and Top Note Bigz to diecut the cardstock and DSP.

3) Score the Garden Green cardstock from the “west” point to the “east” point and fold along the score line. IMG_3091If you score from the north point to the south point you will end up with a more narrow topper.

4) Cut the DSP using the same west and east points and discard the top half.

5) Trim the DSP along the perforated line that the Bigz creates along the outside edges and mount the DSP onto the Garden Green cardstock.

6) Assemble the package by stapling the bag topper onto the bag. Staple it in the center of the bag topper so that the greeting will eventually hide the staple.

7) Punch a 1-3/8″ circle of Baked Brown Sugar and a 1-1/4″ circle of Garden Green and glue them together.

8) Stamp the greeting on Whisper White cardstock and cut it into a banner.  Glue to the circles.

9) Adhere the circle/greeting to the bag topper with a Stampin’ Dimensional over the staple.

I highly recommend the White Stazon pad and our cello bags.  They make an inexpensive yet impressive looking gift for the holidays!

Stampin’ Up! Items Used:
Ornamental Pine stamp set #135107
C block #118486 and H block #118490
Nordic Noel DSP #135822
White StazOn Pad #106960
StazOn Cleaner #109196
4 x 6 Cellophane Bags #102757
Big Shot #113439
Top Note Bigz #113463
1-3/8″ circle punch #119860 and 1-1/4″ circle punch #119861
Garden Green ink pad #126973
Garden Green cdstk #102584, Baked Brown Sugar cdstk #131296, Whisper White cdstk #100730
Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
Paper Snips #103579
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

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November Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you stopped by.  badgeThis month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat #11 on the Pals hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.


Halloween has come and gone and yet I still have some Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers (DSPs). I’ve been challenging myself to use them this past week and have come up with a few projects including this card featured today as well as last Tuesday’s post.

Make it season neutral:
You may remember that this particular sheet of DSP spooky eyeshas scary yellow eyes peeping out from among the trees.  I was able to cut a few panels roughly 4″ x 5″ without the eyes. And suddenly the theme went from spooky ooky to a more sophisticated, perhaps Asian feel.

Even the yellow banner banner with punchis made with a sheet from the same DSP. To create the banner, you can use the corner of a square punch as shown.  But I prefer to use my Paper Snips as described in this previous post.

Finding balance:
Because the greeting is small, I felt it got lost by itself on the banner.   The wheat stalk from Flower Patch was a good match to the foliage in the DSP so I stamped it on the banner and that seemed to magnify the greeting and give it the appropriate weight.

The stamp set I used for the greeting is Good Greetings, a retired stamp set that was recently made available again to hostesses with a qualifying party order. That hostess special has now ended.  However, other comparable stamp sets in our current catalog are And Many More, Petite Pairs and Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I hope you enjoyed my project. The next stop is Amy Hoptay at Inking of You! #13 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.









Veterans Day – – Thanks for Your Support

american-flag-circleFor Veteran’s Day, I wanted to create a card to say “thank you” to all service men and women who put their lives at risk to fight for democracy and to protect our country.  So … thank you!


I saw a card on Pinterest where the rubber stamper had punched an offset circle to highlight the focal point of the card. I thought the placement of the punch and the way it ran off the side of the DSP was unique and unexpected. That card inspired the one I stamped here.

Creating balance:
The punch art on the side created a void on the other side of the card. So how did I create balance?:
If you’re familiar with my post, you know that I have an ongoing love affair with our 5/8″ organza ribbon. LOVE it!!!!! The punched circle provided the perfect place to tie the ribbon to the side. The bow fills the void and adds a sense of symmetry in weight. An added benefit here is that the underside of the ribbon is conveniently concealed under the DSP so it’s not visible when the card is opened.
I was looking through old posts and realized how often I use banners. Just about every post has one! Geez Amy!!! But banners are a great way to add a pop of color or dimension, to make a greeting more prominent, to draw attention to a particular area of your design and to fill an empty space.
Lone bird:
With everything else going on, I wanted something in the bottom corner but it had to be small. I isolated one of the birds in the stamp by inking it with a marker.

While coloring with markers is a good option, I personally prefer the soft, muted colors you get when watercoloring. I pressed down the lids of the Pool Party, Old Olive and Crushed Curry ink pads to create an ink spot, or “paint palette”, on the inside of the lid. Then I used a Blender Pen as a paint brush to paint the images. When watercoloring, you need to first stamp the image with a permanent ink pad such as StazOn or Memento.

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