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NEW Stampin' Up! Product Medley — Everything Is Rosy

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Are you ready to let your creativity bloom?  We hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.

 

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Limited Release Sales Period: May 1–31, 2019

  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley will be available for purchase until May 31, 2019—or while supplies last.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (e.g., customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • No order limits apply to the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley during the customer sales period.
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley may be added to our $99 Starter Kit.

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One of our very own Stampin' Up! Concept Artists designed this product medley based on many customer and demonstrator recommendations.  Check out this video where she shares the the contents

 

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

 

Product Medley Class To Go

The class will include additional supplies beyond what comes in the Product Medley to complete TEN projects; and the full color step by step tutorial PDF. 
Order Everything Is Rosy Product Medley here using the designated Host CodeEverythingIsRosy-HostCodeAdditional class kit supplies complimenting your Product Medley will arrive at your front door sorted and organized by project. I will do all the scoring, punching and cutting for you (except what needs to be done with your new Product Medley supplies.)
  This class to go has two options:
  • Option #1 — $80
  • Item #150059 — Everything Is Rosy Product Medley
Purchase Product Medley through my online store and receive the full Class To Go Kit FREE
  • Additional supplies to create TEN Make-n-Take projects
  • Full step by step PDF (delivered via email)

 

  • Option #2 — $20
    PDF only — already own the products?  This is the option for you.  If you purchase the PDF Only option, you will be emailed the PDF file. 

Click here to purchase just the PDF Tutorial (Separate Invoice.)

Class Kits can only be mailed within the United States. If you live out of the US, you can still purchase the PDF.

Registration will close on May 6th.
Expected shipping date of all complimentary supplies is May 14th
 

 
 
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Stamp It Blog Hop — Strong & Beautiful Mother's Day

Hello my stamper friends!  Welcome to our April Stamp It Bog Hop.  It's finally behaving like Spring in our area...the blossoms are full on the trees, the tulips and daffodils are in full bloom and the pollen levels are on a high.  But, soon it is a time that we celebrate all the Mom's in the world, too.  Check out all the love created for Mother's Day...I'm sure your inspiration bucket will fill to the brim.

Stamp-it-mothers-day-blog-hopIf you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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One of my favorite things to do is to combine and share the love with my Designer Series paper on one creation.  The background patterned papers are from different paper packs and rests on a matte layer of Highland Heather.  The Old Olive dotted pattern comes from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper and the rustic wood layer comes from the Wood Textures Series Paper Stack.  Partnering these patterns allowed me to enhance a Spring-y tone with a vintage-y appeal.  So much like me.  haha!

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To tie the sentiment together with the Powder Pink cardstock base (retiring on June 3rd) and Highland Heather matte layer, ink up the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Highland Heather and stamp onto a strip of Powder Pink.  Add it to the Early Espresso Pretty Label die using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Instead of stamping the flower images from the Needle & Thread stamp set, I decided to fussy-cut (fancy word for hand cutting out the flowers) various flower bundles from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper pack.  The rest of the die cuts are a mix of Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Vellum cardstock from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies set to fill the 'bouquet'. 

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COOL TIP WITH TOOLS — There's a fun die within the Needlepoint Elements framelits dies that coordinates with the Pretty Label punch.  The die is shaped just like our Pretty Label punch, but when run through the Big Shot, it leaves a stitched/dotted layer...it does not 'cut' out a layer.  But, this stitched/dotted layer lines up perfectly with the Pretty label punch to allow you to punch out the impression and use as an individual element.  Super cool!

If you are needing any stamping supplies and want to know what supplies I have used to create my note cards, I've listed all of the ingredients at the bottom of this post.  Click on any of the items and you'll be directed to my online store and add any of them to your shopping cart.  I am so grateful to your and your support for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

For more Mother's Day related inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

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*BLOG HOP LIST


 



CONGRATULATIONS to our last month's Blog Hop Winner!

 
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STOCK UP ON FAREWELL PRODUCTS — available only while supplies last!!
 

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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list is released.  I'm really going to miss Powder Pink...one of the subtle colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette.  If you are going to miss Powder Pink, too, you'll want to stock up sooner rather than later. This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • Strong & Beautiful stamp set
  • Powder Pink cardstock
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
  • Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons
  • Old Olive Linen Thread
  • Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies

Would you like to create this card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

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RETIRING IN COLORS — STOCK UP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
 
It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.


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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
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FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 
 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this cute Mother's Day card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Sentimental Rose

Hello Stampers and Papercrafters!  Thank you for stopping by; and welcome to our fun monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the April monthly kit.

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Sentimental Rose is the name of the April kit, and it is quite beauty!   I was sooo excited to see the stamp set and start playing with the new images.  

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Every month, the kits include enough supplies to create the designed projects. This month was no different...all subscribers get to create 9 cards and an adorable belly band for the acetate box to package up the finished cards and coordinating envelopes.  The whole thing is just so pretty...all of the soft colors and subtle touches of embellishments speaks 'vintage' to me, which is very much my crafting style.

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I couldn't bring myself to cut up the original card bases in this kit because I wanted to actually stamp and assemble the cards just the way the instructions laid out.  Eeek!  This only happens once in a blue moon.  I fell in love with the original designs, so why change something that isn't broke, right?!!

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The versatility of this stamp set is amazing!!  I'm so excited to see that there is a sentiment to cover, at least, seven different occasions. And, look at all of the cool dimensions and shaded areas we can see on the rose and leaf images.

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The ink color this month was Gray Granite, so I chose to make it the more prominent color for the cardbase.  There were other coordinating colors mixed within the kit...Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Mint Macaron.  The rose and leaf images really show off their Distinktive style textures...sooo pretty, no matter what color the rose is inked.

 


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I created a Gray Granite belly band all dressed up with the Distinktive rose inked in Flirty Flamingo for one of our Striped Treat Bags (set to retire June 3rd, or while supplies last).  The sentiment was inked in Gray Granite and stamped onto one of the tags that came with the kit.

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FUN TIP: Add a touch of vellum Leaf punches to enhance the elegant appearance.


To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the March Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

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Would you like to create this card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

 
WANT A SNEAK-PEEK FOR THE MAY KIT?

This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition.

The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

 
Don’t miss it, subscribe by April 10! You won’t want to miss this kit! ...subscribe with me today! 
 
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In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!
 
Deadline to subscribe and receive Shelli's edition is April 10, 2019. 
 
How do I know if Paper Pumpkin is right for me?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution for you!

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Go ahead....give it a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month test drive and get in on all the FUN!!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for almost 5 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**

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OUT WITH OLD...IN WITH THE NEW!!
 
The current Annual and Occasions catalogs will be a bit lighter with a number of items set to retire.  Buuuut, the new catalog will most definitely bring us some new toys to craft with!  YAY!!  If there are any bundles, 2017-2019 In Color products, stamp sets, tools, or embellishments on the lists that you want to have, you need to grab them before they all sell out.  Everything is while supplies last!

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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
  • 2017-2019 In Colors — Inks, cardstock and designer series paper (while supplies last!)Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

 

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What supplies do you need to create these lovely projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Spring Is In The Air with Fable Friends

Happy Spring my stamper friends! Welcome to my blog.  I trust that you are having lots of fun on your travels through the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of April!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented BJ Peters' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop.

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In fear of jinxing myself, I honestly believe that Spring Is In the Air!  YAYAYAY!!  Which is perfect because that is our blog hop theme this month.  I have mixed emotions about it because that means we will be saying good-bye to some favorite Stampin' Up! products with the new Annual catalog coming out in early June!  Buuut, I'm super excited because that means there is some AHHH-mazing new products just dying to get into our little crafty hands and see what new projects will develop.  **squeal**

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With Spring come a whole schlep of rabbits and baby bunnies! I think they are the cutest little animals, but NOT when they snip off my tulips and daffodils before they even get to bloom!  UGH!  There's nothing that keeps them from ruining my love for perennial flowers.  The way I have them lined up, don't they look like they are giving me the 'puppy dog' look and blinking those long lashes reminding me just how cute they are?!!  haha!

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I used my Stamparatus positioning tool to help me line up these little cuties and used the "hinge-step" technique.  I inked and stamped one bunny, lifted the plate out of the hinge and shifted it down one step.  Inked up the bunny, stamped it and repeated step one.  Super cool!  The bunnies are stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored with an Aqua Painter using coordinating colors found in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper pack — Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, and Petal Pink.  I added Daffodil Delight for the buttons and Powder Pink for the ears.  Too cute!

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The Fable Friends stamp set has a variety of sentiments that are good for any occasion.  This one was inked with Fresh Fig and stamped onto a strip of Petal Pink cardstock.  To add a little detail, I die cut a stitched scallop edge from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits to line the sentiment layer before popping up and setting into place with Stampin' Dimensionals.  To add some balance, I added a little bow made from the Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon and set in the corner using Mini Glue Dots.

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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list is released.  I'm really going to miss Fresh Fig...one of the favorite colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette.  If you are going to miss Fresh Fig, too, you'll want to stock up sooner rather than later. This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • Fable Friends
  • Fresh Fig cardstock
  • Fresh Fig Ink Pad
  • Powder Pink Ink Pad
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Would you like to create this card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing the assigned sketch.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will not disappoint...she'll have a gorgeous creation to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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RETIRING IN COLORS — STOCK UP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
 
It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.


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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
  • 2017-2019 In Colors — Inks, cardstock and designer series paper (while supplies last!)Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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Stamping Around The World Blog Hop — To Have & To Hold

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Hello, and good morning!  If you've been traveling along the Stamping Around The World Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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I'm super excited to share with you my card using the To Have & To Hold stamp set!  When I used this set for my Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle, I wasn't thinking too far into the future.  Buuut, things work in mysterious ways, because it hit me like a V8 that my parents' 56th wedding anniversary is coming up next May.  Why the excitement?  Well, I'm usually scrambling at last minute designing and stamping that 'perfect' anniversary card for them.  LOL!  For once, I'm ahead of the stamping game!

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I paired the To Have & To Hold stamp set with the Floral Romance Suite of products, both found in the Occasions 2019 catalog (pgs 10-12) because of the color combination...Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink.  Plus, the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous.  There are vellum patterned pages in the pack that add the perfect subtle touch to create a warm and loving card.  It is very difficult to get a good picture showcasing some of the glim & glam of our papers, but the silouette man & woman image was inked with Jet Black Stazon and stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  Sooo elegant!

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A lot of the patterns in the paper pack include leaves, so I thought it would be very appealing to emboss the Petal Pink Stitched Rectangle with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  In my creative mindset, adding some sort of texture is a must-have with my creations.  Check out that beautiful vellum piece of paper...so subtle and lovely tucked under the main focal image.  To make a statement with the sentiment, another favorite technique of mine is to use my Stampin' Write Markers to add color helping to make certain parts of the sentiment stand out.  It's made easy using coordinating colors from the cardstock and designer series paper.

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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list has been made public, of which, any products including one of the favorite colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette – Fresh Fig.  This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • To Have & To Hold stamp set
  • Fresh Fig cardstock
  • 2017-2019 Stampin Write Markers set
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Would you like to create this card?  If Fresh Fig is one of your favorite colors, too, I highly recommend that you stock up.  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  For more beautiful inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamping Around The World members' blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 

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Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

 


RETIRING IN COLORS — STOCK UP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
 
It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.


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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
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April's Tutorial Bundle
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Stampin' Up! Announces Retiring List of Stamps, Paper & Ink

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April 15-June 3, 2019 (or while supplies last)

We're saying goodbye to select products from the 2019 occasions catalog and 2018–2019 annual catalog.  They are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!  You'll want to take this opportunity to order your favorite retiring products that are only available until June 3, or while supplies last.  Now's a great time to get your Wish List together and get all of your favorites ordered because some of your favorites could sell out rather quickly!


*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until May 24 (all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only).

 

Annual  & Occasions Catalog Retiring Lists

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Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type.

Effective immediately, stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first). If our inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog! All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

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Don't forget to grab all your favorite colors from the 2017-2019 In Color collections...card stock, background designer series paper stacks, ink pads, reinkers, 3/8" Mini Ruffled ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, and any other accessories that coordinate with these colors. I anticipate these items will evaporate from the shelves before you can blink.  Don't get caught left in your tracks!


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The new 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog starts June 4, 2019.  I will be ordering boxes of catalogs as soon as they are available in early May and will begin mailing them to all my preferred customers as soon as I receive them, probably mid-May.

3 Ways to Receive YOUR Free copy of the Stampin' Up! Catalog

  1. New Customers — Place an Online Order in my online store and you'll be added to my VIP customer catalog mailing list.
  2. Stampin' Dreams Preferred Customers — Anyone who has placed an order with me in the last 12 months.  NOTE:  If you have changed addresses since your last order, please click here to log in and update your profile page.
  3. Hobby Stampers and Business Minded Stampers — Have you been kicking around the idea of purchasing the Starter Kit?  Get your Ultimate Bundle and No obligation deal of deals now!  Do it now, and you'll be on board for pre-order privileges in early May.  You'll also receive a copy of the brand new catalog with your first order placed in early May!  squeal

 

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OSAT Blog Hop — April Spring Fling

Hello stampers and paper crafters!  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I want to welcome you to my blog and the April One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.

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This month's theme is "Spring Fling", and oh, how I wish Spring would come around and plant itself solid.  But, noooo, we have more cold weather, sleet and snow in the forecast today.  YUCK!

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I've been having lots of fun playing with a stamp set and framelits dies bundle that has not received any attention from me since it arrived in my craft stash.  YIKES!  The Hold on to Hope stamp set was designed by a million dollar achiever, Brandi Cox, and coordinates with the Cross of Hope set of framelit dies.  Several of the images rendered different Spring-like color choices...Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo.

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I came across a really cool technique that is new to me called "Floating Frame".  The benefit of this technique is that you can create two different card layouts with the one arrangement.  You can click on the images to get a closer look at how the butterfly and flower images "float" on the stitched Pear Pizzazz oval using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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To add a some light texture to the arrangement, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.  The Grapefruit Grove strip of Gingham Designer Series Paper gives it a vintage/country ambiance.  I just love how this turned out...the butterflies actually look like they are 'floating' around the oval ready to land on one of the beautiful flowers.

I did a Facebook Live online demonstration assembling the 'floating frame' card together.  It is an unedited video, but you can see how the process is done and apply the same steps to the card I am sharing with you today.  If you enjoy online stamp classes, please Like and Follow my business Facebook page so that you'll receive notifications for all my Live events...Sunday Stampin' Dreams.  I'd love to have you join me as I share what I love to do...stamp and papercraft! 

 


At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


 

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April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this Floating Centerpiece card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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Stamping Around The World — April Tutorial Bundle

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Hello stampers and paper crafters!  It's a new month and that means there is a BRAND NEW collection of Tutorial projects designed by the Stamping Around The World Design Team.  The Tutorial Bundle Design Team has created another set of stupendous projects using current Stampin' Up! products from both of our current catalogs...the Annual and Occasions.  If you are not aware of our team, let me explain...at the beginning of each month from January – June, 2019, each of us will put together a full-color, step-by-step tutorial that will create a bundle of 12 tutorials. What does that mean for you? I'm sooo glad you asked.  It means YOU will receive lots of cards and gift/treat packaging ideas that are fun and exciting — all of this to help you stamp your dreams! YAY!Tutorial Bundle-Header

Here is our team of 10 designers and 2 amazing guest designers —

 

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It is such an incredible group of talented demonstrators and we know that you will love collecting all the tutorials that are released.  Another bonus!! These tutorials are available in both metric and imperial (inches).  So, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase these tutorials from me to make great projects and gifts!

Check out the sneak peek of my project in this month's PDF...everything noted with full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions and measurements for both Imperial (inches) and Metric! YAY!!

 

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Want to know how to get this great bundle?  There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)
 
  1. Receive it for free with an online order through my store of $50, or more in the month
  2. Join my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) — they always get this bundle as a gift each month!
  3. Purchase this month's tutorial bundle (PDF) for $15
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Stay tuned! We will have a special Blog Hop celebrating this month's Tutorial Bundle.  You'll want to make sure to stop back and check it out on Sunday, April 21st.
 

 
Purchase the April Tutorial Bundle only
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All currencies accepted.  Paypal will do the conversion for you
 
*Your tutorial will be emailed to you within 48 hours*
 

 

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NEW Ink, Markers & Refill Storage by Stampin' Up!

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Available to purchase April 1st

YIPPEEEE!!!  It's HERE!!  Stampin' Up! has launched their very own collection of storage units that will fit the needs and spaces of every papercrafter.  Do you have a small corner space to craft?  No problem, these sleek, modular storage units are perfect to organize your your space your way!  Check out the possibilities showcased in this video

 

 

Features and Benefits

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. In addition, Storage by Stampin' Up! will be featured in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual catalog!  Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

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  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

 

For more detailed information regarding each module and pricing, click the image below:

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To help you decide what you will need to best configure your space with the supplies you have, click on the image below:

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Storage by Stampin' Up! Questions & Answers

 
Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.
 
How high can I stack storage trays?
We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.
 
With the launch of Storage by Stampin’ Up!, are storage products from other companies now deemed competitive?
No. Currently, we have not deemed any other companies’ storage products as competitive. Stampin’ Up! recognizes the subjective nature of competitive products and will regularly evaluate products in question, as well as Stampin’ Up!’s core product offerings. We strive to keep the best interests of Stampin’ Up! and our demonstrators in mind.
 
Can I mount my Storage by Stampin’ Up! products on the wall?
No. Our modular storage products are designed to sit on a table (or similar flat surface).
 
How should I use the Open Storage Cube?
The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments, and small punches. For more inspiration on ways to use items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line, check out the configuration chart we created.
 
Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customization in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.
 
Do I need a Storage Lid for each 5-tray stack?
No. The Storage Lid covers the top of Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays, and Open Storage Cubes, so you need only one per storage configuration.
 
Are Storage by Stampin’ Up! products free-standing or stacked?
Both. We designed these modular storage products to be free-standing and stackable, so you can customize your crafting space to work best for you.
 
Will there be expansions to the Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line in the future?
Like all of our product offerings, we hope Storage by Stampin’ Up! will be successful and expand. However, at this point in time, we can’t guarantee any additional modular storage products in the future.
 
Are there any Storage by Stampin’ Up! bundles available?
We are not currently offering any bundles for items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line. If you’re looking for some examples on how to mix and match our storage pieces together, please take a look at the configuration chart we put together and provided on the demonstrator website.
 
How many Stampin’ Ink Refills can I store in the Storage Topper?
You can store up to 20 Stampin’ Ink Refills (or other small items) in the Storage Topper.
 
Are ink pads difficult to remove from Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. When you insert an ink pad into a storage tray, a small portion of the ink pad will stick out. We designed it this way, so your ink pads will be both secure and easy to access.
 
Can I buy individual Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays and/or Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays?
No. Both of these items include a set of five white plastic trays. Please use the configuration chart to determine how many storage units you need.
 
What material do you use to make Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Our modular storage products are made with white, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic, which is a lightweight and durable material.
 
How do the silicone feet work?
To protect your surface and prevent slipping, we’ve included peel-and-stick silicone feet with the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays, and Open Storage Cube.
 
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