Simple stamping tips.

To cut down on time, use one (or more) of the samples you see here for inspiration. We added depth and interest to these easy-to-assemble cards by stamping off, using stamped layers, and selecting a limited—but eye-catching—color palette. You can come up with other ideas by flipping through the catalog. Get out a notepad and write down all of the simple stamping ideas you see, then pick two or three to create a beautiful card!
Whatever you do, remember to post your work, can’t wait to see your projects!

Making holiday tags

Using these dies and stamp set, along with the stampin’ cut & emboss machine you can make some really cute tags for Christmas, and for next year’s holidays as well. Consider them for Valentines day too. Click the images for the link to shop now! #stampinup #tagmaking #stampinupcut&emboss

CASE (copy and selectively edit)

Feel like crafting, but you’re not sure what to make or where to start? Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration. We recommend spending a few minutes looking through the catalog and searching for projects that remind you why you adore papercrafting! Before you know it, you’ll be pulling out your stamps, ink, and paper, ready to CASE (Copy and Share Everything).
Copy the layout
Copy the color scheme
Copy the technique
As you may notice, our concept artist did just that with her samples. She CASEd the XOXO card then copied the layout, color combo, and technique to create her other three cards. See how easy? You may want to invite a friend over to CASE with you. Better yet, have a CASEing party! You never know what a big group of CASErs could come up with! And be sure to take pictures and post them in the Demonstrator Planning Place. We want to share in the fun!

Year end Sale!

Shop starting today discounts on holiday products from the mini Aug – Dec catalog. click here to begin shopping now!

Check out the quite curvy bundle!

With creative curves and wonderful waves, the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and coordinating Curvy Dies add texture and dimension to any paper project! The Quite Curvy Bundle includes a unique variety of imagery, sentiments, and designs to make crafting for every occasion as simple and convenient as possible. From “hello” to “hooray”, this very versatile bundle has what you need to celebrate every special moment throughout the year!

What are you waiting for? Follow the link here to get the party started!
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24 hour Sale starting NOW!

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, which means you are starting to think about your holiday papercrafting plans. Perhaps you’d like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless! And since the busiest shopping season is going on now, this is the perfect time to let you know that our Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is happening NOW, with 10% off select annual catalog items.

Happy Christmas 3 ways – step by step

We’re all papercrafters, here. And that means visions of sugarplums (and Christmas crafting) start dancing in our heads as soon as October hits. Help those visions translate into reality by planning now to create handmade packaging for your family and friends—and help your customers do the same! Keep it simple or make it fancy. All that matters is that you add a bit of yourself to your giving this year by making it handmade and heartfelt.
CASUAL
The standout on this sweet Christmas packaging is our adorable, rustic tag. And trust us—once you make the first one, creating multiples is easy. Tip: Besides using the ripped paper technique, stamp off the solid trees to add depth. Once you finish stamping, tie the tag to the Mini Shipping Box with a bit of Linen Thread. So cute!
AVID
We fancied up our second tag by adding a variety of stamped embellishments. Just run the stamped images through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Warm Wraps Dies, then adhere them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. We also added die-cut Real Red Cardstock trim along with open-weave ribbon and gold metallic trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack for extra charm. 
ARTFULLY AVID
We stepped up our final project by embossing the tag with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. We then adhered pretty wreath sprigs and finished with a bit of ink splattering using the Aqua Painter. This tag is so festive you could almost hang it on the Christmas tree!

Snow Many Ways With Snowflakes

Nature has many ways of showing off her genius, and one of the most notable examples is found in the delicate patterns of snowflakes. Our concept artist decided to highlight the whimsical beauty of these fabulous ice crystals using the So Many Snowflakes Dies (item 153560), a variety of embossing folders, and subtle, pastel color combinations to create truly breathtaking cards—which can be easily adapted to suit any winter occasion. 
To make the watercolor snowflake accents featured on the Happy Hanukkah and Snowflake Wishes cards, we simply applied Blushing Bride and Misty Moonlight ink to the die-cut snowflakes using Sponge Daubers (item 133773)—replicating the soft hues of a wintry, twilight sky. Our artist enhanced the texture and beauty of these cards using the Winter Snow (item 153577) and Evergreen Forest 3D (item 153576) Embossing Folders, respectively. 
To create our Thank You Snow Much gift bag, we embossed Brushed Metallic Cardstock (item 153524) using the Woodland Embossing Folder (item 152881) and added peek-through snowflake die-cut pieces for extra charm. Who wouldn’t love to receive this darling gift bag, tied with a 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) Metallic Mesh Ribbon (item 153550) This project would also make the perfect host or booking gift! 
How many ways can you showcase the beauty of snowflakes with your cards and 3D projects?

Celebrate a variety of special occasions with the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and coordinating Curvy Dies! Beautiful birds, pretty petals, and delicate designs with a curve make this pair of products a must-have for making quick ‘n’ easy crafts throughout the year.

Buy these very versatile products in the Quite Curvy Bundle and save 10% on your purchase—now that’s something worth celebrating! Click the link here to place an order.

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SIMPLE STAMPING, THREE WAYS

Wishing you had lots of cards on hand for every occasion, but not sure where to start? Designing clean, simple projects is the quickest way to reach your goal.
If you want an even faster method for getting the job done—one that doesn’t involve coming up with your own card design—simply use one of the samples you see here as a basic template, substituting stamps, ink, and paper to suit your taste. When you follow the overall layout of the card, including image and sentiment placement, half of the work is done for you. At the end of your stamping session, you’ll have a stack of ready-to-send cards—finished in no time at all.
Easy techniques you can duplicate from our samples include, filling in the stamped images with Wink of Stella, creating fun backgrounds by stamping multiple images on a layer, and tone-on-tone stamping. To illustrate this final technique, we stamped the car image in Pool Party ink on Pool Party Cardstock to create a subtle background. (Tip: On the top layer, stamp the center tree first for even spacing.)
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