Exciting News From Stampin’ Up!

Trimmer Blades in Stock 6/27!!!

Good news! We’ve received a shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item #126695), and this item will become available to order on Thursday, June 27th at 10:00 am MT. If you need blades, you will want to place an order right at 10:00 am MT. I anticipate that they will sell out in under an hour. I plan to set an alarm on my phone so I don’t miss this! Orders will be limited to 3 sets per person. 
Click here to go directly to my online store


Holiday Stamps on the Clearance Rack

Stampin’ Up! is adding stamps to the clearance rack!! This is an unprecedented event. Stamps have been on the retiring sale, but never offered as clearance items.  I was on the fence about the So Santa set, but now I have to have  it - it would be perfect for making cards with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! Which set will you add to your order?

Click here to go directly to my online store or see the product list at the end of this post!


Bonus Days Are Back!

During the month of July, for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you will earn a coupon for $5 that you can redeem in August. There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn on a single order or during the Bonus Days earning period.  You will need to provide your email when you order so Stampin’ Up! can send you an email with your coupon code(s).


July Paper Pumpkin

I am super excited about the July Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit has cards that coordinate with the Woven Threads, Garden Lane and Come Sail Away Suites in the Annual catalog. There are nine full sized cards included in the kit - one design for each suite theme. I love that you can mix and match the kit with the products in the catalog giving you more creative options! Subscribe by July 10th to get your kit - you won’t want to miss this one!!

You Can Stamp the Wood Butterfly Elements!

Did you know you can stamp and sponge on the wood butterfly elements?

I inked my stamp with Blackberry Bliss and then placed the butterfly on the stamp. I left it on for several seconds so the wood could absorb the ink. After that I sponged Highland Heather over the stamped image. I think darker colors would show up best.

This gives so many more options for using the butterflies!

Best of all, this card features three free Sale-A-Bration gifts - the Butterfly Elements, the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, and the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly designer series paper. These are my favorite SAB items!


Happy Stamping!

Christy Frank

Product List

January Simple Stamping Challenge

January Simple Stamping Challenge

Stampin’ Up! is getting back to the heart of stamping by challenging us to create simple cards using mainly paper, ink and stamps. Each month there will be a challenge with specific guidelines to follow.  January’s challenge is to make a Valentine’s card using only paper, ink, and stamps.  A punch may be used, but it isn’t necessary.

I am going to be perfectly honest, while I love the look of simple clean cards, the idea of making is difficult for me. When I see all the supplies Stampin’ Up! carries, my mind starts spinning with ideas to use the pretty papers, embellishments and ribbon.  I rarely if ever see a stamp set and think to use only a stamped image on a card.

So, I cleared off my workspace, got out the Meant To Be stamp set and chose Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick and Petal Pink inks.  I love to make my own DSP so I took the three smallest heart stamps and they made a sweet fun patterned paper for my card. The card came together quickly and I was pleasantly surprised that I could make a cute card without a lot of fuss!

Now I challenge you to participate in the January #simplestamping challenge!  I would love to see what you make so message me a with a photo of your simple Valentine’s card!!

Happy Stamping!

Card Recipe

Cut List:
  • Flirty Flamingo - 8.5” x 5.5”, scored at 4.25” in the 8.5” side; 2” x 3” for sentiment
  • Whisper White - 4” x 5.25”
  • Lovely Lipstick - .5” x 5.25”


Starting with the largest of the 3, randomly stamp the heart on the Whisper White card front. Be sure to angle the heart in different directions and stamp some off the edge of the card front. This will give an organic look. To keep spacing between the images looking right, start with the largest image first and work down to the smallest. I used Flirty Flamingo for the largest heart - I love the striped detail of this heart! Using Lovely Lipstick ink, I followed the same process to stamp the heart with the doodles. I used Petal Pink to stamp the smallest heart. I stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick on the 2 x 3 Flirty Flamingo cardstock and then punched that out using the Pretty Label Punch. I added a heart in Flirty Flamingo on each side of the sentiment to finish the sentiment label.


Adhere the .5 x 5.25 strip of Lovely Lipstick so that it divides the stamped card front in half horizontally.  Adhere the sentiment centered on the Lovely Lip Stick strip.  And you are done!

Sale-A-Bration Is Here!!!

This is the best time of the year!  Here are the benefits of Sale-A-Bration:

  • Earn free stamps and accessories with every purchase of $50 or $100. Checkout my store to see the all the gifts!
  • Earn an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards when you host a party with $250 or more in order
  • Join my team and get additional products in your starter kit - with option 1 you get $175 in product for $99 or with option 2 you get the exclusive Craft & Carry tote and $175 in product for $129!  I welcome hobbyists who just want to enjoy the demonstrator discount as well as those wanting build a part or full time business.

Product List