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Stampin’ Up! BONUS from me! Free Shipping again!

This is going to be the first BONUS from me!! From now till May 26, when you spend more than $100 on any Stampin’ Up! products in my online store, you will receive FREE SHIPPING (excluding expedited shipping) from me, and your purchases will be shipped directly to your doorstep. Take advantage of this to stock up on all your favourite retiring products now!

Orders that qualify for free shipping will receive the shipping fee from me via a cheque or PayPal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


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The Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products Lists Are Out!


It’s time to say goodbye to some of our favourite stamp sets and accessories as we welcome the 2013-14 Annual Catalogue on May 31. Or are you still thinking whether you should get that specific stamp set or cardstock in that particular colour? Don’t wait anymore! Get them all before they are gone!

Retiring stamps will be available through June 3. Click to view the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Stamps.

Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last. Some products are discounted at 60% off, so get your order in promptly! Click to view the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Accessories.


A For You card made for any occasion

Silhouette1Spring is here (ya, kind of…), so I made a card using a spring-y image. The FOR YOU sentiment is definitely the most versatile of all. You really can use it for almost any occasion, be it a birthday, thank you, congrats, mother’s day, etc. This card was also submitted as an entry to the PPA 157 Sketch Challenge.


  • I almost never completed a card without using an embossing folder. Again, here I used one of my favorites – the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
  • The Oval Framelit was so handy. You just have to stamp, run it through the Big Shot, and you are all ready to adhere the perfectly cropped image piece to the card.
  • I needed some smaller butterflies, so I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits to cut two of those. They came out embossed and cut, super easy!
  • A little embellishment often goes a long way, just like the mini Basic Pearl Jewel I added to the centre of the butterfly.


Stamp Set: Serene Silhouettes (Wood-Mount 127322, Clear-Mount 127324), Itty Bitty Banners (Wood-Mount 126255, Clear-Mount 126257)
Paper: Rose Red (102544), Crumb Cake (120953), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Rose Red (126954), Rich Razzleberry (126950)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138), Fancy Fan Folder (127751)
The Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Masculine birthday


I sometimes find it quite challenging to create cards for guys, but maybe because most of the stamp sets I own contain more feminine images. The Up,Up & Away set actually made it pretty easy to create a scenery that is suitable for a masculine card. The is also the first card I created for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge (Freshly Made Sketches 81).

FMS Final 81-001

  • The Cloudy Day Embossing Folder was used to create a perfect background for the hot air balloons.


  • I used products of a few colours that are soon to retire: River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red and Bashful Blue. Remember retiring colour products are only available while quantities last. Inventory for the Not Quite Navy cardstock has already been depleted, so at least get the ink while you still can!
  • The sentiment came from a retired stamp set, but you can always substitute it with a sentiment from any other current set. This card doesn’t have to be used for birthdays. A congrats sentiment would work as nicely!

Stamp Set: Up, Up & Away (Wood-Mount 122755, Clear-Mount 122757), Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Paper: River Rock* (108640), Whisper White (100730), Not Quite Navy (retired)
Ink: Not Quite Navy* (126971), Riding Hood Red* (126968), Bashful Blue* (126961), StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (127022)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), 3/16″ Metallic Brads (119741)

*Available while quantities last

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Stamipn’ Up! Free Shipping Starts Today!


Starting today through Monday the 8th, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on any kinds of order! No minimum limits, so really you can choose any products from the clearance rack, the current annual catalog and the spring catalog, and they will ship it right to your door for free! Please note that expedited shipping is excluded from this offer.


In order to stay up-to-date with the colour trends, Stampin’ Up! will retire 10 of the colours and bring in 9 returning In Colors from the previous years as well as 1 brand new colour in the upcoming 2013-14 annual catalog. The following table summarizes colours that are leaving and colours that are entering.

Color-Refresh_CARetiring colour products are now available while quantities last, so this is really a great chance to take advantage of the free shipping by stocking up on any card stock, ribbon, buttons, etc. of your favorite colours! To place an order, please visit my online store.