Tips Time ~


I spent most of yesterday unpacking five orders that UPS had delivered this past week.  As you can imagine, that is a lot of Stampin' Up! products!  So, I just wanted you to know that as hard as I try there are occasions when I miss something and your order might not be correct.  So, Tips Time ~ be sure to follow up and make sure that Susan Elise did get your order correct!

When you purchase anything from Stampin' Up! always check your order to make sure everything is ok.

  • Make sure that all of the Stamps stamp a good image
  • Are ink pads nice and juicy?
  • All Markers are juicy and not dry?
  • Paper is not bent?

Stampin’ Up! Has a wonderful return policy but we need to contact them within 90 days

One exception to that is the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines have a 3-YEAR WARRANTY!

You can contact me with any issues and I can help you.  If I don't have an answer or can't make the correction to your satisfaction I will be happy to call Stampin' Up! for you.


Fun Color Facts

In Colors over the Years by Monika Lenkeit Davis
Hi Leaders -
I know right now the talk is all about the refresh of our colors. I decided to go back through all the catalogs and get some facts about our In Colors and the color refreshes we had the last few times. I've put everything into a word document along with photos of each of the in color families from the catalogs. Out of our current 40 core colors - 16 were previous In Colors. I shared with my team yesterday and thought you might find it interesting as well. The word document is attached as a file.
I found that in 2010-11 catalog we added 6 brand new colors and brought back 10 In Colors.
In 2013-14 catalog we added 1 brand new color and brought back 9 In Colors.
In 2018-19 catalog we added 10 brand new colors and brought back 6 In Colors.

The DSP makes it easy peasy!


Irresistible Blooms Suite: Creating Cards with Designer Series Paper 

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! has been designing papers that work with their punches and dies? The first few times I was a bit skeptical that just cutting images out of paper would allow me to create a beautiful card. It sounded something like what I did in grade school.

But no more, especially with Stampin’ Up!’s newest online-only suite, Hello, Irresistible. (Online-only means that the product will not be in a catalog.)  When I saw the samples that they showed in their introductory flyer about this suite, I knew I had to see if I could create cards that I liked just as much as theirs. Success! And I did it with die-cut images.

Irresistible Card1

This card is made with several products from the new suite of products. The Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper is the background. The stamped splash marks and the die-cut image in the center are also from the suite. But what I’d like you to focus on for this article are those beautiful flowers. The flowers and the leaves aren’t stamped – they’re die-cut from prints in the same paper set as the background layer. The idea for this card came from a square card in one of the Stampin’ Up! product flyers.

Irresistible Card2This card is also based on a card in a Stampin’ Up! flyer. And those flowers and leaves are also die-cut from the same set of papers. No fancy stamping and embossing here. Just some quick and easy die-cutting!

I’m going to focus on three of the prints in the Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper set that’s now on sale.

Irresistible DSP1 

This first sheet has images you can cut with both floral outline dies in the Irresistible Blooms Dies. There are three of the larger flowers available to cut and four of the smaller flowers. You can take this entire 6” x 6” sheet of paper and run it through the full-size Stampin’ Cut ‘n Emboss machine. Notice how the color of this print moves from yellow to pink. There are several different colors of flowers that can be cut.

Irresistible DSP2

The sheet is the same print as the first, but colored mostly with a darker pink. When you cut from this paper, the flowers are going to be a bolder color than when you cut from the first sheet.

Irresistible DSP3This is one of two sheets with leaves that you can cut with three of the dies in the Irresistible Blooms die set. You can actually get all three dies onto the paper at the same time for one run through the cutting machine. I didn’t try to count the number of leaf sets you can get from this. It’s a lot!




Dry Brushed Metallic DSP

Oldie but goodie!!!  I found this in my files this morning and decided to mount it on the fabulous DRY BRUSHED METALLIC DSP in the current mini catalog.  Who remembers this stamp set?  What is the name of the set?  Do you still have it?

Dance 2

Dance 1
Dry Brushed Metallic DSP, page 43, Mini Catalog


This is my swap card from our team meeting on Saturday afternoon.  I used the new Irresistible Blooms Bundle and the matching designer series paper.  These two products are part of a new Stampin' Up! initiative called ONLINE EXCLUSIVES.  It's new and it's different.  Previously, all of the products carried could be found in a catalog but, now, there will be some exclusive online products.  Print out the flyer below for current information.


Download flyer here ~ONLINE_EXCLUSIVES


March 29th!

329610066_563844299041806_173567305910239121_n (2)

Stampin' Up! will be debuting the new colors the afternoon of March 29th!  In order to introduce the new ~ as always ~ out with the old.  Your job is to email me ( your list of FIFTEEN COLORS THAT WILL BE RETIRING!  The person that lists the most colors on the RETIRING LIST wins a package of Basic White cardstock.  Email me your list by Monday, March 27!


Texture Chic DSP

We used this gorgeous paper in my SEASIDE BAY CLASS yesterday afternoon.  It is Texture Chic 12" x 12" specialty designer series paper on page 134 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog ~ soon to be retired.  It combines designs of gold foil with soft suede and petal pink ~ such a pretty duo.  There are additional colors but those two are prominent in this card.  Like this card?  I am happy to send it to three of you who comment or ~ make your own ~ project sheet below!


Download Seaside Bay Fun Fold

Fresh New Colors ~ are you ready?

329610066_563844299041806_173567305910239121_n (2)

From Stampin' Up! on Wednesday  ~  We know you love color as much as we do! We’re all about staying relevant and setting trends, plus filling in any gaps our current offering might have. Of course, to make room for new colors that means saying goodbye to others. We’re looking forward to announcing specifics about our refreshed color collection in a sneak peek on 29 March at noon (MT).

As we welcome new colors and say goodbye to others some products in retiring colors may sell out. Due to inventory restrictions, we will not restock these products but will instead focus on the production of new color products. Retiring colors will be available while supplies last and on a first come first served basis.