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New Magnetic Platform for our Big Shot, Framelits and Edgelits…..Available in the New Catalog Today Starting at Noon

Magnetic Platform

We are excited to show you a new product called the Magnetic Platform. It is designed to use with your Big Shot for Framelits and Edgelits. When you use the Magnetic Platform, you will not need your Multipurpose Platform. You will still need to use the Standard Cutting Pads. The great thing about the Magnetic Platform is that the magnets are so strong; they will allow you to use the Magnetic Platform with your Standard Cutting Pads, which protects it. You will especially love using the Magnetic Platform with your stamp sets that have matching Framelits. Once you have stamped the images, you can lay the paper on the clear cutting pad and the Framelits will easily attract to the magnets in the platform holding the Framelit safely in place, and lining it up to the image – right where you need it. The Magnetic Platform can also be used with Edgelits. They are so fun, but can be frustrating to try to keep them straight as they run through the Big Shot. You can rig up a solution, like post-it notes, but if you have the Magnetic Platform you won’t need to. You can line up the Edgelit anywhere on your project that you want and send it through your Big Shot with confidence that the cut will be in exactly the right place. Thanks for watching today, as you can see the Magnetic Platform is an essential addition to your Big Shot collection.


You can look at the new catalog online starting today at noon.

You can also place your orders. Click HERE to place your order online or email me your order and I will place it for you.

And today is the LAST DAY to order from the Spring Catalog.

2013 Spring Catalog

25% Off on Three Great Greeting Sets…..

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Spritz Your World

  • I love the clean, fresh look of white/vanilla these days; however, I also love to add color to my world. Spritzing is a quick and easy way to do that.  We offer a range of accessories that are dyeable.

1)     Medium Envelopes
2)     7/8″ Cotton Ribbon
3)     Canvas Creations
4)     Simply Pressed Clay
5)     Creped Filter Paper
6)     Tea Lace Paper Doilies
7)     Coaster Board
8)     Natural 7/16″ Trim
9)     White Baker’s Twine

Pick your favorite color and spritz away. It’s fun to see your projects take on a new look! The color combo I used here is: Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, and Gumball Green.


  • I spritz over a vinyl placemat, which (in between colors) can be wiped off easily with a paper towel.
  • I prefer to fill my Color Spritzer with part Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and part rubbing alcohol (instead of water). The rubbing alcohol dries faster.
  • I typically put about 20–25 drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill in the Color Spritzer, then fill the rest of the way with rubbing alcohol. The less ink you use, the lighter the color. Add more ink for intense, deep colors.
  • Check the direction of the spritzer nozzle before your first pump—otherwise your shirt will also take on a new look!
  • ENJOY!

Angie B.
Sr. Concept Artist

House upsidedown…all ready for Retired Stampin’Up! Merchandise Sale…Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 – 2:00 PM, 4781 Artistic Circle, Colorado Springs, CO

Because of the sale….there will be no “Dianne Will Teach Me That” this week.

Reminder….Starting May 31st you can order out of the New Catalog.

Hope to see all my local ladies for my 50% off sale this coming Saturday.  No catalog purchase necessary.

Make a purchase and pick up a FREE New Stampin’Up! 2013-2014 Catalog, while supplies last.

I have tons of clear stamp sets, some wood sets, dies, punches, markers, reinkers, designer series paper, textured 12X12 cardstock,

Designer Material, framelits, ink pads, ribbon, MDS CD’s (unopened) watercolor crayons and more.

Another demonstrator will be joining me and she will have retired merchandise for sale also.

No Credit Cards….cash or check only please.

Using an Embossing Folder to “Stamp”

I really love the patterns in our collection of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (US/CAN). I was curious to play around with them to see what looks I could achieve by adding ink. Some of my results were better than others. I wanted to share my successes and some tips.

I used the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the first card I created. I gently dabbed VersaMark ink to the raised surface of the hexagon outlines. Don’t use too much pressure—just gently tap the pad onto the raised surface. Next, insert paper into the folder, then carefully close the folder. (Any shifting of the paper can smear the ink, so it is important to do this step very carefully.) Using either a Bone Folder or a Brayer, apply pressure across the embossing folder. Hold one end while you do this step to keep the paper from moving. Carefully open the folder. (On this card, I used Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.) Remove excess powder before melting it with a Heat Tool.

The next card I created using two different embossing folders. Using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I added small white dots to the card base using Whisper White Craft ink. I also added a little faux stitch to the tag with the Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Bermuda Bay ink.

Since the folders are clear, it’s easy to see when ink has been applied to other areas of the folder. Carefully wipe off excess ink before inserting paper into the folder.

I made the last project a little bit differently. I added ink to the raised surface of the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before running it through the Big Shot. I used a brand new In Color—Strawberry Slush—for my ink and cardstock.  I really like the subtle variation in color created by tone-on-tone stamping.

Cleaning up the inked embossing folders is a breeze. I simply ran them under some water in the sink and dried them with a paper towel.

Although this technique can be a little tricky, I love finding new uses for tools I already have. So go ink up your embossing folders and have some fun!

Jen C.,

Concept Artist

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