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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I was playing with a variation for idea for an upcoming Paper Play Day and I thought it would be the perfect way to let you know that Santa (the UPS guy who wears brown shorts) might bring you three new presents! In addition to the twelve Sale-a-Bration in the brochure, there are now an additional three.

Download the Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release flyer

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Keep your stamping tools and adhesives clean! Sticky Snips are frustrating. Keep them clean and sharp! Ink on your stamp pads can migrate to your projects. Solve that problem of stamps falling off the blocks. Make that Silicone Craft Sheet look as good as new. No more using bad words. Keep it clean!

Goo Gone


Dia-Sharp Diamond Sharpening Mini-Hone (fine)
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They came out in November and sold out almost immediately. They will be in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and you can get yours now!

Here is the case insert if you like to store your Framelits in Standard Cases.

Here is link for my Taggers.

Here is the Wood Mount Case Insert if you want to keep all your Taggers in one place.

Taggers Wood Mount Case directions
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I thought you might like to have the list of products that are being carried over from the Holiday catalog. Some of them are listed in the Occasions catalog, but not all of them. These products are still available.


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I have all these basic tools within easy reach of my crafting desk along with the stamps, ink and paper, something to cut with, and adhesives. I have duplicates of most of these in my Basic Tool Kit that I grab to craft away from home.

Bone Folder

Bone Folder

Always score before creasing and always use a Bone Folder for a smooth crease.

Paper-Piercing Tool

Add a row of tiny holes to add a quick and free embellishment. But you can also grab a Glue Dot, Pearl, or Rhinestone with it. Mark a measurement. Gather ribbon. Hold down a corner of your paper. Stick a Glue Dot to the back end and pick up paper embellishments. I always have a Paper-Piercing Tool within easy reach.

Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist

Stampin' ScrubStampin' Mist

Keep those stamps clean and conditioned with the Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, and Stampin’ Mist Refill.



I got mine early, but unless you were able to pre-order, you can’t order one until the 2018-2019 catalog comes out in June. But I think you will want one! It is a stamp positioner that will help you put your images exactly where you want them. And it can do this over and over. If you are nervous about putting the stamp down, the Stamparatus will give you a steady hand. If you didn’t get your image inked evenly, you can easily add more ink. If you like to make multiple projects, the Stamparatus will make it easy. The Stamparatus has 2 stamping plates that you will use instead of your stamping blocks. It can work with photopolymer or clear-mount stamps. And it also opens up some fun new techniques like the “hinge step” or heat embossing over stamped images.

Clear Block Cleaning Cloth

Keep your blocks and the back of your clear-mount stamps clean and they won’t fall off the blocks! Stampin’ Up! used to sell one, but it has sadly retired. Use a thin microfiber cloth you might get from your optician.

Grid Paper

Grid Paper

Before I became a demonstrator I thought the Grid Paper was just for demonstrators. Not true! It makes a great stamping surface, the grid helps keep your project lined up, it’s very handing having the ruler right there, plus you can take notes.



Yes, that’s the real name. I am not making that up. This little product has earned a space hanging by my desk. I can place images exactly where I want them!

Hand Made Stamp-a-ma-jig

How to Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig plus a trick for putting labels on wood mount-stamps

Heat Embossing

Heat embossing is magic! You stamp an image. Sprinkle powder on it, heat it, and the image will be raised and shiny. Love it!

Do yourself a favor, and rub your paper with the Embossing Buddy before stamping. It reduces static and fingerprints, so you get the embossing powder just on your stamped image. If you do see any stray dots or smudges, use a dry paint brush before heating.

Put something under your project to collect the extra embossing powder. I usually use a piece of copy paper since my printer is right next to my desk. Coffee filters work well too. The use that to funnel the extra powder back in the tub. You really just use a tiny bit and it lasts a very long time. Some people store their embossing powder in larger plastic storage containers and spoon the powder over their projects with the projects positioned so the extra goes back into the tub.

The Heat Tool looks like a blow dryer, but a blow dryer will blow off the powder and probably wouldn’t get hot enough to melt the embossing powder anyway. You may be able to melt the powder by holding over a 100 W incandescent bulb (if you can find one of those these days!) but it will take longer. You may be able to find something in your kitchen to heat the powder, but typically once something is used for crafts, it’s usually no longer food safe. Buy a Heat Tool. I think the one from Stampin’ Up! is best, but go to a craft store with a coupon if you must.

The VersaMark pad is the usual ink to use for embossing. It’s sticky and takes a bit longer to dry that our Classic Stampin’ pads. It dries clear, leaving the card stock a bit darker, so you can use it to make watermarks.

But if you work quickly, you can use our Classic Stampin’ pads and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat emboss in any color.

Other Helpful Tools not from Stampin’ Up!


Paper Sampler

Evernote Not a Stampin’ Up! product, or even really a crafting tool, but I couldn’t design or keep track of my products without it.

My Third Hand, an alligator clip from the electrical department of your hardware store. Clip to hold Ribbon or Baker’s Twine while you concentrate on tying the knot or bow.

Tweezers It doesn’t matter what kind. I have long pointy tweezers at my desk, but it’s often nice to easily hold onto little bits, especially bits with adhesive.

Digital Rulers

Bow Maker