This card is so quick and easy! The Happy Birthday Thinlit does all the work for you! I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper with just a peek of the Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I added a bit of interest with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then the gorgeous Basic Black ⅜” Shimmer Ribbon finished it off.

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I also shared a way of labeling Washi Tape. If you haven’t noticed, I love having the product name, item number, page number, and coordinating colors (or products) on everything. My little labels seemed to fall off the Washi Tape. I’ve been hanging my Washi Tape on a chain… some people use large library rings. Suddenly it occurred to me that I could add a label to the chain. Problem solved!

17-18 Washi Labels


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The new stamping year begins today. You can now order from the 2017-2018 catalog and there are some very exciting products.


One product I think will need some explanation is called “You Move Me.” It is very different from anything I’ve ever seen. You can find these products on page 170. I saw the catalog before I saw the video and I was not impressed. A few of the images are great and I could imagine using them on a card. I didn’t really appreciate the striped hummingbird, but I really didn’t like the striped butterflies… that is, until I saw them in action. I have not been able to get my hands on this product yet, so I thought I’d share the video from Stampin’ Up!

This post is coming out on the day the catalog goes live. I have already posted a few my labels and other organizational tools. Today I can finally finish them up and post them. By the end of the day tomorrow you should be able to click these links and find everything you need.

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You are going to love the new catalog! You can only get those products now if you are a demonstrator.Of course, that’s very easy. Just sign up now and your new catalog and new products can be on your doorstep in just a few days. Otherwise you will need to wait until June 1st to order.

If you have shopped my Stampin’ Up! store in the last 12 months, I have arranged to have a catalog to be mailed to you. If you don’t get it before June 1st, let me know.

I could go on and on about the new punches, the new Framelits, and of course the new stamp sets! I also love the new Designer Series Paper. There are three of those wonderful 6″ x 6″ stacks in this catalog including the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack shown above. These papers come loose, not bound into a pad as in the past, so you won’t have rough edges or bits of glue. But that also means you will want some way to contain those loose pages. My Recloseable Heavy Duty Plastic Bags are perfect!

And have you heard that you can buy one of the new suites of products now? Yep! Anyone can order one of these bundles today!

I have been hard at work preparing my labels, case inserts, charts, Evernote notes, and all kinds of other helpful tools. In fact, I’m a day late with this post. I’ll have those labels, etc. ready for demonstrators soon and then for customers when it gets closer to June 1st.

I have the new colors in my Paper Sampler and Updater now. Buy them here.

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It’s been a crazy week or so with OnStage Local and then a trip across the United States (with my phone home {Gasp!!!} I neglected to post the Retiring List on the 10th. You can download the full list here, but that list is already outdated. As I understand it, some items are already sold out.

I’m pretty sure the list shown below is kept updated, but you may still find an item that has sold out between when it was updated and when you pressed the button to finalize your order. Don’t delay!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring stamp sets should be available through May 31st, but I wouldn’t count on it. If you want them, get your order in now.

Retiring Bundles

Note: Stampin’ Up! has been retiring the Bundle offerings, even if they are keeping the products. You just won’t be able to save the 10%

Everything Else

I believe these items are “as supplies last.” When they’re gone, they’re not coming back.

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2015-2017 In ColorI don’t have a crystal ball.  The Retiring List won’t be posted until April 10th. But you can be pretty confident that the 2015-2017 colors will be retiring May 31st and they frequently sell out before the catalog period ends. And experience tells me there are other products that will soon be gone forever.

2015-2017 In Colors

If you want Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, or Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink, Stampin’ Up! Markers, card stock, or any of the Designer Series Paper or embellishments with those colors, you better get them now. And don’t forget to stock up on those Ink Refills so your stamp pads and Markers never need to dry out.

Designer Series Paper

Add to this list the Designer Series Paper (DSP). The big color family paper stacks are often carried over into the new catalog and sometimes one or two other DSP designs are too. But other than the Regals, Brights, Subtles, Neutrals, and 2016-2018 DSP stacks, if you want the current DSP, buy it now. It’s likely to be gone soon.


Stampin’ Up! is not likely to carry over any bundles. The individual products may or may not be in the new catalog, but you won’t be able to save that 10% bundle price after May 31st.

I will post the Retiring List as soon as it’s available.

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I don’t normally post on Tuesdays, but I don’t want you to miss out on this news. There was a surprise announcement of more products for Sale-a-Bration. You can buy these products from the catalogs at their usual price or you can get them free using these special item numbers.
It’s true, you do need to put in a qualifying order ($50 in the US) to pick one of these. Or you can put in a $350 order and get all seven of these items free. You just have until March 31st for these or any of the Sale-a-Bration items and they are “as available.”  The Card Tins and 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper are already gone. Don’t wait!

Just remember to use these item numbers or the links below.

147361            2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Card stock
147365            Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363            Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364            Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362            Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360            Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356            Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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