Sunday, 18 November 2018

Heart of Stampin' Up! for Autism

Each year we offer a special, limited-time product or promotion dedicated to supporting a designated cause versus a specific charity. The money raised from this limited-time product or promotion is then donated to organisations that supports the cause in North America, the South Pacific, and in Europe.  This year, our employee Heart of Stampin’ Up! recipient, Rett Christensen, proposed making our event theme songs available for purchase and donating the proceeds to Autism organisations. Having a son with Autism, Rett understands how important it is to support the community.  For myself and my family, having a son who is on the Autistic spectrum, it is close to my heart also.

The video is just amazing and really fun to watch! I LOVE the dancing snails!

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So thanks to Rett, and a group of other Stampin' Up! employees, you can own a piece of Stampin’ Up! history and make a difference in the lives of those with Autism at the same time!

The songs are available: 13 November – 31 December 2018

There are two options:

  1. Complete Collection of Stampin’ Up! Theme Songs - $15 USD*

  2. Single Love, Live & Share It Today – 30-year anniversary song - $5 USD*

Stampin’ Up! will donate 100 percent of the funds raised to the following Autism organisations: Autism Speaks, Autism Speaks Canada, The National Autistic Society, Autism Europe, Autism New Zealand, Autism Spectrum (ASPECT), and the Japan Autism Society.

*There are NOT country-specific prices for this offering. During the purchasing process, the purchase amount will automatically be converted to local currency, based on current exchange rates (around £12 and £4).

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sprig punch decorations

There are days when I just love to sit down, have a film playing on the iPad and just make things!  I have been using the sprig punch today, this was released in the autumn/winter catalogue and I can't say whether it is being carried over when this catalogue ends in January - although at the moment it is currently on low inventory.  This means that it could become a back ordered item, becomes no longer orderable, retires or discontinued.  So, if you need/want it, you might want to order it!

I've punched out several and then arranged them on a punched circle (starburst).  So that you don't have a messy bunch of springs, I punched another circle and glued this on top.  I then added my sentiment (from Timeless Tidings) onto a smaller punched circle.  I used a piece of the black glittered organdy ribbon so I could use it as a hanging decoration.

hanging decoration timeless tidings

I hope you like it and it inspires you to get crafting.


Sprig punch (autumn winter catalogue)
Starburst circle punch (annual catalogue)
1.75" circle punch (annual catalogue)
Timeless tidings stamp set (autumn winter catalogue)
Black glitter organdy ribbon (autumn winter catalogue)
Tear & tape adhesive (current catalogue)
Multipurpose liquid glue (current catalogue)



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Convert your Stampin' Up! clear mount stamps to cling stamps

At On Stage we had the news that we will be having cling mount stamps.  When you see the new spring summer catalogue you will notice that stamps are either cling or polymer.  If you haven't come across cling mount stamps, these stick like crazy to your stamping block and you do need to be careful when removing them so you don't rip the foam.

Stampin' Up! cling stamps

I was lucky to receive a free stamp set at On Stage and these are the new cling mount.  Not wanting to be wasteful, I am utilising the remnants of my stamp stickers to change my current clear mount stamps to cling.  This is really easy, a bit fiddly, but worth the effort.

Stampin' Up! itty bitty birthdays

As with our other stamps, you get the sheet that you peel off the stickers to attach to your stamp.  The thing with the new cling stamps is that with the waste, you can utilise this to make your clear mount, cling.  I have gone through and 'mounted' up my stamps and with the left overs I have made some of the stamps in my fairy celebration stamp set, cling!  Sometimes you are not going to get a big enough piece to cover your whole stamp, but you can use strips to add to your current clear mount stamps.

Here's how I converted my stamps:

You want to have the shiny side of the waste face up, taking your cling mount stamp, place this face down onto the waste (the red rubber should be looking at you).

Stampin up convert clear mount to cling mount stamps

Draw around the stamp so you have your outline and then cut this from the waste.

Stampin up convert clear mount to cling mount stamps

Once you have cut the shape, peel off the backing paper (not the glossy side) from the piece so you have a sticky side and the glossy side, and place your stamp onto this piece.

Stampin up convert clear mount to cling mount stamps

Stampin up convert clear mount to cling mount stamps

Next, and this can be fiddly, remove the glossy piece.  I found my take my pick tool very handy for this with the flat part, or use your pokey tool.

Stampin up convert clear mount to cling mount stamps

And, ta-dah.  One very clingy, clear mount stamp!

Stampin up convert clear mount to cling mount stamps

I hope everything was easy to follow.  I would have done a video for this but I don't think you would appreciate a man-child in the background who is not very quiet at the moment!  The new cling mount stamps make their debut in the spring/summer catalogue which is released on 3 January 2019.  Get in touch if you need a copy.


A little Tropic Gift Box

I love making boxes and have little spurts of making them.  Today, I've made this one.  I hope you like it.

Gift box

Once I put in the body wash, I closed the top using a piece of cardstock punched out using the circle tab punch.  I then punched some circles and the sentiment is from a new set (released January 2019) called itty Bitty Birthdays.

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The size and scoring for this box are:

Cardstock: 6.5" x 7".

Score along the long edge at ½" - 2.5" - 3.5" and 5.5"

Then along the short edge, 1"

Then snip up from the bottom to the 1" score line.

I have done a little template - not to scale which I hope you find useful.  The hatched area is cut out.  I have marked where to put the glue on the side strip, but this does depend on the way that you fold your box, so you will stick the glue on the part that you will stick to the inside of the box.

gift box template

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

2 new Stampin' Up! Craft and Carry Bags

NEW Stampin' Up! Craft & Carry Tote! Part of Sale-a-Bration Promotion!

At On Stage, Stampin' Up! unveiled TWO new products.  The NEW Craft & Carry Tote AND the Craft and Carry Stamparatus Bag!  The new craft tote has been designed with Stampin' Up! products in mind and there are only two ways to get your hands on the exclusive craft tote.  The Craft & Carry Tote features a canvas bag with two carrying straps that make it easy to pack supplies, whether keeping your crafting area tidy or taking it out to crafting events. The tote includes interior repositionable inserts so you can rearrange carrying space to accommodate all your favourite products.

1 - Demonstrators can order it NOW until 2 January, 2019. Not a demonstrator? Simply Join My Team and you can order the tote straight away!


2 - Customers can earn it LATER. The craft and carry tote will be part of a NEW Demonstrator Starter Kit option during Sale-a-Bration, from 3 January - 31 March, 2019 where you will be able to choose from either of one of the following fantastic deals:

  • SAB Starter Kit Option #1 = Purchase £99 Kit and receive £170 in products, plus FREE Shipping!

  • SAB Starter Kit Option #2 = Purchase a £125 and receive £170 in products & the Craft & Carry Tote, plus FREE Shipping!

NEW Stampin' Up! Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

A tool as loved and important as the Stamparatus definitely deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping positioning tool than by giving it its very own special carrying and storage solution. The Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag is finally here!

The Stamparatus Bag is available to purchase by Demonstrators NOW!  You can also include it in your demonstrator starter kit.  It will be available to customers on 5 December.

Craft and Carry Stamparatus Bag FlyerClick to view the flyer

So, what are the benefits if you join my team today?

1.  Firstly you can get this craft and carry tote (and the Stamparatus bag if you want it now) by adding it to your demonstrator starter kit!

2. You will have the opportunity to pre-order from the 2019 spring/summer catalogue with a 20% discount PLUS be able to earn Sale-a-Bration rewards on your purchases.

3. You can access the training from On Stage online, have access to the Stampin' University and, of course, get other demo perks.

4. When you join the team, your orders (and any sales) during November and December will count towards your first official quarter which will start January to March 2019.