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Hex Value Chart & amazing May 1 offer!

Tomorrow, May 1st, starts a limited time (the month of May) AWESOME STARTER KIT special! Get a Free In Color Bundle of products* valued at over $80.00 for FREE!

 What's the Starter kit?

Demonstrators have preferred customer status!  You buy the Demonstrator Starter Kit (YOU choose all the products) for only $99.00 plus tax. NO Shipping cost. And ~ you get to pick out $125.00 in product. That is $26.00 in Free product!

 Plus you get to get a discount of 20% off of all your future orders while you are active! And all the amazing benefits of being a part of the Stampin' Up! Family and my team of STARS!  We'd love to have you join us!

*New demonstrators will receive the following products in their Starter Kit at no additional cost:

  • 2024–2026 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle
  • 2024–2026 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" (21.6 x 27.9 cm) Cardstock
  • 2024–2026 In Color 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 2024–2026 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

Check out all of Stampin' Up!'s Color Collections and the  NEW IN COLORS here ~             Download_HEX_VALUE_CHART
















Time is short....

Last day to order from the May 2023 - April 2024 annual catalog and the January ~ April 2024 Mini Catalog is Tuesday, April 30 ~ just two days away.  I will be placing one last order on Tuesday morning.  If you would like me to include something on your list please let me know today or tomorrow (email me or text me ~ either is fine).

Love the new annual catalog?  Finding it difficult to navigate?  I understand ~ it will take awhile to learn this catalog.  There is an extensive index for us to use starting on page 140.  Here is a simplified version for you to print off and adhere to the inside back cover ~ quick & easy!

Download 2024-25 AC Index

Upcoming Pricing Changes

Due to increased costs to produce these items, the new pricing for the following product categories will begin effective on 1 May 2024:

  • Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills  $5.50
  • Stampin’ Blends  $11.00
  • Select Specialty Inks
  • Embossing Pastes
  • Stampin’ Spots
  • Cardstock  $11.50
  • Select Notecards and Envelopes
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines and Plates
  • Punches
  • Select Storage
  • Select Tools
  • Select Adhesives

Unless otherwise stated, price changes for all product lines listed above will take effect on May 1. There will also be a price change for Paper Pumpkin subscriptions starting  April 11 going to $25/month.

Zinnia Class tomorrow ~ sample

I am posting a PROJECT SHEET as a sample for my ZINNIA CLASS that is tomorrow morning.  This is an 'addition' not one we are creating tomorrow.  My apologies for not posting since the 17th ~ my computer has been hospitalized since then and just returned ~ as I did after spending part of the week in Virginia Beach with my sisters touring beautiful homes for Garden Week.  It was wonderful being with Sarah, Judy and Laura ~ a treat!  Enjoy the project!

Zinnia Project Sheet April 26

Download Zinnia Embossed Project Sheet

Paper Pumpkin Price Increase ~ May 1


Paper Pumpkin Price Changes Reminder

We wanted to remind you that the NEW month-to-month Paper Pumpkin pricing starts with the upcoming The Best There Is  kit.   This kit is great for all occasion cards and cards for Fathers or the men in your life.  It will be sent to you in May.

May PP

The prepaid Paper Pumpkin pricing doesn’t change until 1 May 2024, so now is a great time to purchase prepaid kits and lock in the lower price! Click here to shop prepaid subscriptions.  It's easy!  I just extended my prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription by six months.  When the screen pops up just choose the number of additional months of  the kits that you would like sent to you front porch.  If you have a problem ~ give me a call!  Susan Elise


1-month prepaid 137858 $24.00 $33.25  
3-month prepaid 137859 $71.00 $98.75  
6-month prepaid 137860 $130.50 $181.50 Save $5.00 USD | $7.00 CAD vs. month-to-month plan *
12-month prepaid 137861 $252.00 $350.00 Save $20.00 USD | $28.00 CAD vs. month-to-month plan *

Card Ministry Team

Lynne Galewski

Lynne Galewski, a lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrator, created this display for the members of her church.  The 'sign' says ~ "Do you know someone who needs encouragement, a prayer or just a friendly 'Hello' ~ we may have a card for that."

Thanks for sharing your wonderful project, Lynne.


Ever wonder what's in Stampin' Up!'s ONLINE EXCLUSIVES?  You can print out the pdf, below, and see exactly what products are available now.  But, remember that they change periodically so you may find something else next time you look.  One of my current favorites is the stamp set, FLUFFIEST FRIENDS (#162846) and the cute bear below!




2024-25 annual catalog

Download 2024-25 AC Index

When you receive your new catalog and have a chance to enjoy the changes that you see turn to page 140 to view the INDEX.  It is a very detailed index which is great but sometimes we need something more 'general'.  A lovely demonstrator in England recently posted another index, a simplified version, that you can download, print, trim and adhere to the inside back of your catalog cover.  Try it and let me know what you think.  Thank you Liz Shannon!!!

Layered Florals Thank You Card

There are so many ways to use the Layered Florals 3D embossing folder! Each beautiful flower in this folder will add depth and movement to any card, scrapbook page, gift tag, or other paper craft.

Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder
#162935, $11, p 65 Mini Catty

Here’s an easy card idea using this folder and your Stampin’ Blends to create a real standout feature.  This folder has been very popular ~ so popular that it is being carried over into the new annual catalog.  And, speaking of the new catty ~ it is being delivered to my stamping friends as we speak.  I have had a number of messages in the last three days that it has arrived!  Yours is on its way!  (If you don't receive it soon, please let me know as I will have one for you!)

Layered Florals Card


Stamp set: Earthen Textures (161504)

Ink: Tahitian Tide (159210)

Stampin’ Blends: Tahitian Tide (159221); Parakeet Party (159220); Daffodil Delight (154883)

Paper and cutting dimensions:

Basic White: 8 ½” x 5 ½”; 3 ¾” x 5”; 5” x ½”

Tahitian Tide: 5 ¼” x 4”

Misc: Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder (162935); Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine; Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels (158987); Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (141897)


1. Fold Basic White cardstock in half and score to create card base.

2. Adhere Tahitian Tide layer to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3. Dry emboss Basic White layer using Layered Florals 3D embossing folder.
(insert Layered Florals Embossed1)

4. Color one flower using Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

5. Brush Ink of Stella over center of flower (colored with Daffodil Delight blends).
(insert Layered Florals Coloring2)

6. Adhere embossed layer to card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

7. Ink phrase using Tahitian Tide ink and stamp onto Basic White strip. Adhere to card front.

8. Using Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blend, color 2 Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels. Add Jewels to card front to complete card. 







I haven't tried this but I will.  I thought I would share it first and see what you thought, let me know ~ have you tried it?  We all know that it can be a problem so it may be a fix!