Friends, this is an old video (you may have seen it before) but I wanted to use it as a reminder to you about the STAMPARATUS.  Two of my friends came over on Monday afternoon, with their Stamparatus Tools ~ in the box ~ so I thought there might be others of you who haven't unpacked this fabulous tool!  Cyndi, Geri and I spent some quality time ~ not only unpacking but USING the tool and enjoying every minute.  There are so many ways that you can use it to make your crafting life easier and a project quicker!  I have two classes planned for April so check the newsletter that I sent out earlier this week for the dates and join me!

The stamp set that is being used in the video is also 'old'.  It is from the 2018 Holiday Catalog but it is an effective way of showing how the Stamparatus works!  




All Adorned SAB Product Video

With the second release of Sale-a-Bration products comes a very versatile stamp set.  George from Stampin' Up! gives us a look at this stamp set.  It was designed to work great with the Stamparatus.  I have only one problem with the video and it is the use of the Calypso Coral ink on the Calypso Coral cardstock ~ I don't think George realized how difficult it is to see the design ~ I am sure it was fine 'in person'.  But, I do love the way this set is so easy to use with the Stamparatus!  I have a class on Monday afternoon starting at four and ending at seven ~ we will be using the Stamparatus and this stamp set ~ plus I will be answering your questions on using this fabulous tool!  It's a DROP IN CLASS ~ come when you can.  Let me know if you can join me ~ EMAIL ME NOW!


Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st so make sure you visit my online store here today and get the products you want before it ends.  

Susan Elise

Craft & Carry

11.12.18_SHAREABLE1_STAMPARATUS_BAG_NAStampin' Up! announced this morning that a new bag has been created to make it easy to carry (and protect) your Stamparatus Tool.  It will also be wonderful for storage ~ you'll always know where to find it!  The new bag will be available on December 5 for $29 using the order number 149695.  It would also be a lovely holiday gift for a stamping friend!

Accessories Available

Brian will show you the new accessories in the video below.  But, he also shows you how to use the STAMPARATUS to create a card with the stamp set, MEAN SO MUCH, on page 46 in the HOLIDAY CATALOG.  You'll love it!!



Stamparatus Technique Series Video 4

Whether you are waiting for our Stamparatus, or you have already recevied yours, this video is for you.  It's part 4 in the Stamparatus Technique Series.  Stamping on pre-die cut pieces.  No matter what, it's a great video to help you learn more about what the Stamparatus can do.

  Enjoy all the fun playing with your new Stamparatus and if you didn't order one during the sales period, don't worry, it will be available in the new annual catalog come this June.  

ENJOY!  Susan Elise

Stamparatus Technique Series Video 3

Here is the third video in the Stamparatus video series.  Shannon is going to tell us how to create different plaids ~ without a fuss!  She is using two different stamp sets ~ Ready to Pop on page 26 and Thoughtful Banners on page 66.  Both in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  These videos are great to help all of us learn all we can about the new Stamparatus.  If you weren't able to participate in the pre-order, not to worry as Stampin' Up!'s 2018-2019 catalog will be available very soon and you can order yours as soon as it arrives! 

If you have any questions or you would like to stop by the Cat/Art Studio for a personal Stamparatus experience, please let me know. 


Stamparatus Technique Series Video 2

Here is the second video in the new Stamparatus Series.  This video is Aligning with Red Rubber stamps.  This is a little different since the stamps are not clear.  Here is the next video.  

The stamp set is Swan Lake on page 142 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  This is an easy way to position these pretty stamps!  If you have any questions, please let me know. 


Stamparatus Technique Series Video I

With the Stamparatus tools now being shipped to those of you who pre-ordered it, Stampin' Up! has put together a video series to help you understand how to use it.  Here is the first video in the series, Precision Placement. 

As you can tell this is a new way to stamp.  So, why would we need one?

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp ~ no need to start over.
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using the reversible plates.

We will be using the Stamparatus at my Sale-A-Bration Open House tomorrow.  We will use the same stamp set that you saw in today's video, 'Amazing Congratulations' (145938, on page 51 in the Occasions Catalog).  My 'play day' open house starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 ~ let me know if you can join us!

This new tool will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, I know you are going to love it as much as I do. 
If you have any questions, please let me know. 



Today is the last day for you to reserve your STAMPARATUS.  Today is the last day to be on the list to receive this fabulous new placement tool before Stampin' Up!'s 2018-19 Annual Catalog arrives in June of 2018.  Just click on the cat image to the right, go to my online store and look for the RESERVE box that is special for only this new tool.  You will need to enter you cc information but you will not be charged until it ships (in the middle of March in the order of the reservations as the product arrives in the warehouse).  I will have classes to show you all the wonderful ways to use it ~ just let me know that you have reserved yours so we can get started!  You will not regret this purchase ~ I guarantee it!  Call me if you have questions or if I can help you!  Susan Elise

You can still reserve your Stamparatus!

December is flying by, and there are just a few more days for you to reserve your Stamparatus.  The reservation window closes on Saturday, December 30 at 11:50 PM (MT).  This stamping tool will not be available again until the new annual catalog goes live in June.  Let me know if you have questions.  I have used mine today because I am working on a swap for Occasions Catalog samples for you!

In use 1

This is for the inside of the card I am making ~ I am stamping the greeting.

In use 2

I inked up the stamp with my Berry Burst stamp pad and closed the plate on the right.

In use 3

In use 4

In use 5

Sweet Soiree Suite, page 10, Occasions Catalog