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Archive for December, 2013


Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Available until next Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

2012-2014 In Color Core’dinations
Item # 129957

Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN
Classic Pad Pear Pizzaz Item #131180
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN
Count Down the New Year Ensemble (MDS) Item #129002
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN
Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Delicate Designs Textured Embossing Folder Item # 127023
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN
Fancy Flower XL Punch Item # 118073
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN
Hardware Clips Essentials Item #129964
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN
Hearts Aflutter Bigshot Framelit
Item # 130159

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Big Shot Die Large Scallop Item # 127019
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96
Needlepoint Border Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$ 7.46 CAN
Pop & Place Item # 135290
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$27.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.45 US/ $19.56 CAN
Tempting Turquoise Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN

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With the holidays just around the corner, the time to create beautiful holiday cards, tags, and home decor is running out. Thankfully Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Linda

Yamamoto and Sylvie Drader have come to the rescue with some fabulous ideas using
the Stamp-a-tag Kit.Linda is from Burlington, Ontario and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since April 2002! Here’s what Linda said about her projects:
“I had fun creating this fir tree. The textured tags are held in place with Glimmer Brads
and I spritzed the tree with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Then I created a fancy
“star” for the top of the tree with the Gold Foil Sheets and the Rosette Die. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but trust me, this tree is very shimmery in real life and would make a beautiful centerpiece for your Christmas table!”

“For the most part, I tried to use all items that came with the Stamp-a-tag Kit to create
these. The green ribbon I used on the left tag to make the tree is actually part of the
packaging in the kit – I really didn’t let anything go to waste! Cherry Cobbler Baker’s
 formed into a circle looks like candy (especially if you coat it with Crystal Effects)
and Old Olive Baker’s Twine threaded through pierced holes creates a tree outline. I
created an ombre effect on two of the tags and the plaid effect on the other is done
using the ink spots directly onto the tag in a grid pattern. I love the Winter Frost
Designer Series Paper
 and couldn’t resist using it to create a folded tree (from a
punched circle). Tags like these are sure to let the recipient know that something good
is inside the wrapping!!”

“Once the gifting is over, the thanking begins…and this card is great for someone to
whom you want to give LOTS of thanks. I rolled up a length of the Birch Paper Ribbon
(found in the Thankful Tablescape Kit) to create a “dowel” to hang the various tags in a
rainbow of colors. I adhered the dowel with Sticky Strip so it would stay securely in
place on the card, but left the tags hanging freely for some fun movement.”

“These are fun and easy last minute holiday cards using the Season of Style Designer
Series Paper
 which coordinates with the colors in the Stamp-a-Tag Kit. I made a
Happy Christmas card with a custom envelope that I made from a simple rectangle of
Designer Series Paper folded in thirds. The little envelope in front was created with
Envelope Punch Board and the image colored using a Blender Pen to pick up the ink
from the Stampin’ Spots in the Stamp-a-tag Kit.”

Wow! Those were some outstanding projects Linda!

Next up, let’s check out the creative talents of Sylvie Drader. Sylvie is from Kitchener,
Ontario and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 6 years.

“A small bag of chocolate becomes really special with a hand stamped tag. It tells the
person you care. I love to give these to co-workers and neighbors around Christmas.
The stamps and ink are included in the Stamp-a-tag Kit, making it SO easy.”

“Using tags on cards is quite trendy – and why not, it certainly adds interest to this
simple Christmas card.”

“Christmas decorations, why not use them on a tag! The Merry Minis Punch Pack
makes this tag an easy project. The Stamp-a-tag Kit box can also be used as a gift
box… love up-cycling.”

“A wreath is fun to make even on a small scale. This tag is more involved but still comes together pretty quickly because the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack makes it a breeze. Whoever receives this gift will feel very special.”

“You absolutely need bling at Christmas! And when it’s added to a hand stamped tag, it
really makes it pop. Even before it is opened, the gift feels unique.”

Thanks to both of our demonstrators for sharing their talents with us!


Christmas is just days away! Your Christmas shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped and under the tree, and your holiday meals are planned and prepped. Wondering what to do now? Here are some quick and easy thank you cards to make!

These 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Note Cards with Crumb Cake Note Card Envelopes are such a breeze to make—you could even make lots of them at one time! I had some sheets from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack left over from a Christmas card class, so I used the Crumb Cake dots pattern and cut them to 1-1/4″ x 5″. Then I made liners for the Crumb Cake envelopes using the Big Shot and the note card-size Envelope Liners Framelits Die.They were a little short on the bottom, but they did give that added punch of fun on the inside of the envelope!

I took a Gold Foil Sheet and cut it into 1/2” x 3″ strips. Then I chose fresh winter pastel hues— Coastal CabanaCrisp Cantaloupe, and Strawberry Slush Cardstock—and cut them into 1/2″ x 4″ strips. I used my Paper Snips to cut banner tips at one end (or you can use the Hexagon or 1″ Square Punch).

Add your “Thank you” from the Four You Stamp Set (using In Color inks). And for a final touch, use Glue Dots to adhere the In Color Boutique Details buttons in the corresponding color.

The Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape on this card is an optional item. It will be available on January 3 in the occasions catalog. Be sure to add it to your wish list! It is so fun!

Now that I have my thank you cards done, I will go back to completing the list of things that I did NOT get done yet! Have a holly, jolly holiday!

Cindy Schuster
2013–2014 Artisan Design Team


MDS has got to be the best holiday saver around! I LOVE how easy it is to create adorable projects and to then hit print for the number of items you need! This year I have decided to create all my tags using the Color Me Christmas download. I love this stamp brush set and have been having a great time using the freeform tool to color in the images! I have created these two tags (so far!) and printed off 20 of each! I’m SO thrilled with them and love that by just adding a little bit of linen thread you still have an adorable, hybrid creation!  

What holiday projects have you created with MDS?

-Heather Summers, My Digital Studio Design Team

Color Me Christmas Stamp Brush Set 
(item 136647)

Bah Humbug Stamp Brush Digital Download
(item 129006)

You can click below and order your My Digital Studio Items right along with your Catalog Merchandise….

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Happpy New Year…2014

One new item from the New Occasions Catalog was used on this card….have you received your catalog yet.  Items will be available January 3rd, 2014

Sale-a-bration Mini products will be available January 26th, 2014, watch for it in the mail.



Whisper White Cardstock

Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder

Brushed Silver Cardstock, Page 156, Regular Catalog, #100712

Gold Foil Sheets, Page 28, Holiday Catalog, #132622

Best New Year Stamp Set, Page 33, Holiday Catalog, #132609

Memorable Moments, Page 134, Regular Catalog, #126682

Silver Glimmer Paper, Page 156, Regular Catalog, #124005

Embossing Folder, Retired

Small Oval Punch, Page 182, Regular Catalog, #120908

Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Page 22, Holiday Catalog, #132174

New Item from the upcoming Occasions Mini, Starburst Framelits

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Gorgeous Christmas Card just arrived today….

Had to share the beautiful card I received and say Thank You to Cyndi Pink for sharing it with me.  


The Items Below Will be Carried Over and Available after the Current Holiday Catalog Expires on January 2, 2014

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If your favorites are not on this list…be sure and order before the deadline, January 2nd, 2014

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