It’s time to check out the new online store

The new Mini Catalogue is now available online with better access on your desktop, your tablet or your smart phone. There are so many adorable stamp and die sets available for fall, halloween or getting a jump start on your Christmas crafting. Below is just one example on a bundle which could be used for both Christmas or Halloween and how versatile is that. Those owls are adorable and I can see them appearing on baby cards, anniversary cards or even birthday cards.


The online store will look a little different since it has now been revamped. Here are a few highlights;

Easier ways to navigate or search

The ability to sign into your account or checkout as a guest

Larger Images of products and samples

The ability to create a wish list

Easily create favourites

Be able to instantly send general feedback or tag a specific product

Instantly tells you if an item is reaching low inventory or is backordered

So I invite you to head on over to MY STORE and check out the new format and all the amazing products. Your account information and password will still work with the new site but because this site is new, you may need to sign in again, the first time you visit.

I will ask that when you visit and sign in, please select me as your demonstrator so it will be saved for future visits. NOTE: Whether you sign in to your account or checkout as a guest, if you don’t select a demonstrator one will be assigned for you.

Please use this month’s host code 6GSVXKPY when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift from me.

I love card and project kits because they are so easy to put together since everything is already pre-cut and ready to assemble. It is perfect for beginners or very busy people and it’s a great way to spend some time with family as you create together. Kids love doing crafts and what better way than to make something they will look forward to. This adorable advent calendar will do just that. It includes everything you need to make it up and each box is perfect for a small treat or two along with instructions. The kids will enjoy putting it together with you now and look forward to opening the boxes as we get closer to Christmas. Once christmas is over, you can pack it away to use next year.

Another example I want to share with you is the Halloween Nights Magic Bundle. This stamp and die bundle is just one of several bundles depicting halloween. There is plenty of time to get ready for that special night and it will be great fun to create treats or decorations for Halloween as shown below. You don’t need to wait then rush around at the last minute.

If you enjoy doing kits, don’t forget about the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. 

You will be surprised each month with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $30.00 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

To subscribe for this kit, just click here before August 10 to receive this month’s kit. I love how this works because there is no minimum commitment and you can cancel or suspend at any time.

Not interested in the monthly kit? You also have the option to purchase pre-paid kits for 1, 3, 6 or even 12 months so you can pick and choose when you want to receive a kit . Visit my online store to find out more.

Nothing is better than a bundle

Today I want to show you how easy it is to create some adorable cards using the stamp and die bundle shown below. The cards are so cute and are perfect to send to a friend or family member to let them you you are thinking about them. I guarantee it will make them smile.

I love all the various sayings of the stamp set, they are so versatile.

To make these cards you could just stamp the images onto card stock but don’t forget about the coordinating die cuts which will make your card Pop! The added details make it all worth while.

You can purchase both the stamp set and the dies separately. However, if you purchase the bundle (stamp and dies) you save 10% off the overall price and we all love to save money right? To visit my online store Click Here and see all the new products in the Annual Catalogue or the new Mini Catalogue (Available Aug 4) which features some beautiful Fall and Christmas stamps and die cuts. My list grows every time I look through the catalogues

Instructions to make the Coffee Card

Card size – 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” (14 x 10.8 cm) 

1. Stamp solid coffee cup image three times, once each in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Petal Pink ink. (To get a darker image as shown, stamp each solid cup image twice.) Stamp the outline coffee cup over each solid image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Die cut the stamped images and set aside. 

2. Stamp first half of sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Daffodil Delight Cardstock and cut to 1-1/2″ x 5/8″ (3.8 x 1.6 cm). Stamp second half of sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Daffodil Delight Cardstock and cut to
1-3/4″ x 1/2″ (4.4 x 1.3 cm). Die cut “Coffee” from Basic Black Cardstock. 

3. Stamp steam image three times (stamped off each time) on Whisper White Cardstock (4″ x 3″; 10.2 x 7.6 cm). Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere die-cut coffee cups to stamped cardstock, barely covering the bottom of each steam image. Adhere die-cut “Coffee” to cardstock. Adhere both halves of the sentiment to the cardstock. 

4. Adhere layered Whisper White piece to a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″; 11.4 x 8.3 cm). Adhere entire piece to Petal Pink card. 

Instructions to Make the Coctails card

Card Size – 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm) 

1. Stamp the cocktail outline image twice in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the solid cocktail image in Coastal Cabana ink over the outline image. Stamp the lemon and umbrella images in Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink ink. (To get a dark image as shown, stamp each lemon
and umbrella twice.) Die cut the stamped images and set aside. 

2. Stamp first half of sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Petal Pink Cardstock and cut to 1-1/8″ x 1/4″ (2.9 x 0.64 cm). Stamp second half of sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Petal Pink Cardstock and cut to 1-1/4″ x 1/4″ (3.2 x 0.64 cm). Die cut “Cocktails” from Basic Black Cardstock. 

3. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the die-cut cocktail images to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (3″ x 4″; 7.6 x 10.2 cm). Adhere both pieces of the sentiment and the die-cut “Cocktails” to the Whisper White Cardstock. 

4. Adhere layered cardstock to a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock (3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″; 8.3 x 11.4 cm). Adhere entire piece to Coastal Cabana card. 

PRODUCTS USED

“Nothing’s Better Than ” stamp and die Bundle;

  1. CARDSTOCK – Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, and Whisper White
  2. CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS – Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Petal Pink, and Tuxedo Black Memento Pad
  3. Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals 

Christmas in July

Did you know there are just 153 days until Christmas. Did you groan after reading that? I mean who wants to think about Christmas in the middle of summer, right? Well as a crafter, I am planning and creating months in advance to prepare for the next season. I make no apologies for creating cute gift tags and Christmas cards while I am staying home and staying safe. It is also a wonderful way to take the stress out of preparing for Christmas. Here are just some examples of cards I made last year.

The August – December 2020 mini catalogue going live on Aug 4th, and there are some adorable stamps/dies, kits etc to get you ready for the upcoming season. Some items (not all) will be returning from last year’s mini catalogue so if you missed them last year, you’ll be able to get them now. Whether you want to create cards or adorable treat boxes, this catalogue has it all. it’s great time to stock up and use those bonus day coupons.

As a reminder, for every $60 CAD you spend on Products from the new annual catalog between July 1 and Aug 3, 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll earn a $6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 4-31, 2020. There is only 9 days remaining to take advantage of this promotion. It’s a great time to shop now and apply your coupons towards additional product in August. Visit my online store to shop now and save

I really miss travelling

I have cancelled two planned trips since Covid-19 started, which breaks my heart because I love to travel. It doesn’t matter if it’s a weekend getaway or a trip to a foreign country. I love to be able to say “have bag will travel” and am fortunate enough to be be able to do that. Since travelling isn’t really an option right now, I can only dream until things improve. Now that being said, after seeing the new Beautiful World Bundle along with the coordinating Specialty Designer Series Paper, I decided to create this framed sampler depicting travel destinations. How could I not? For now, it will remind me of better days to come.

I love the versatility of this Bundle set and all the possibilities that allow us to create. I used some older retired stamps from the recent Sale-A-Bration sale as well which made it so easy to create. Bundles are a great way to bring it all together plus you save 10% when you purchase a bundle instead of purchasing items separately. If you would like to explore and see all the products available for cards, scrap books, gift boxes etc, just Click here to visit my online store and you too can create something beautiful.

I recently posted this card I made for a monthly card swap I participate in. It’s a great way to stay in touch with people while sharing design ideas. This card was also made using the Beautiful World Bundle.

Here is another bundle sample which makes beautiful cards. Blossoms in Bloom (#154123) is another favourite bundle of mine. With both the stamps and dies you can make gorgeous cards in any colour combination, as shown below.

With Bonus days happening through throughout July and ending August 3rd, now is a great time to purchase a bundle and earn valuable coupons. If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $60 CAD you spend by Aug 3, 2020, (before shipping and tax) your will earn a $6 Bonus Days coupon code which you can use anytime between August 4-31, 2020 for additional products. This is a win-win scenario. Click here to find out more.

Bonus Days have arrived

Earn in July and Spend in August.

Bonus Days only last for one month but it’s a wonderful time to stock up on your crafting supplies and earn additional products in August. Here’s how it works;

For every  $60 CAD you spend on Products from the new annual catalog between July 1 and Aug 3, 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll earn a  $6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 4-31, 2020. It’s a great time to shop now and apply to coupons to additional product in August.

You can also earn Bonus Days coupons by purchasing a 3-, 6-, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription (or by adding a 1-month prepaid subscription to your order to reach $60 CAD).

With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month. If you would like to subscribe for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit, click here and you will receive your all inclusive kit every month.

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month! Click Here to shop now

If you are already a paper subscriber and are looking to purchase the Paper Pumpkin Add-on, now is a great time to take advantage of that as well.

When combined with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit, the Summer Nights Add-On includes enough supplies to create at least 20 traditional cards and envelopes. For only $13.00 CAD, you will have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer! The Add-On kit contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

Life’s a Beautiful Journey

We all need to tell the people in our lives that they matter and what better way than to give or send them a card. After all, as the card says “Life’s a Beautiful Journey” and they are a part of that journey. I will be sending these out later today. I only wish I had some Very Vanilla envelopes but sadly I am out of them at the moment.

The card base is made from Early Espresso and the matting is Crumb Cake. I stamped a light image from the Very Versailles stamp set, onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with some scripty writing so it looks like an old document. I then embossed it, using the Old World 3D embossing folder to give it a crumbled paper look.  I lightly used a sponge dauber in crumb cake to highlight the texture and give it an aged look.  I then tore around the edges  to make it look even older, I sponged Early Espresso around the edges as well to enhance it.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  

The card base is made from Early Espresso and the matting is Crumb Cake. I stamped a light image from the Very Versailles stamp set, onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with some scripty writing so it looks like an old document. I then embossed it, using the Old World 3D embossing folder to give it a crumbled paper look.  I lightly used a sponge dauber in crumb cake to highlight the texture and give it an aged look.  I then tore around the edges  to make it look even older, I sponged Early Espresso around the edges as well to enhance it.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  

If you would like to purchase any of these products to create your own beautiful cards, click here

Product Used

  • Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • World of Good DSP
  • Beautiful World Cling Stamp
  • World Map Dies
  • Old World Paper 3D Embossing folder
  • Very Versailles Cling Stamp
  • Early Espresso Ink Pad
  • Early Espresso Faux Saede trim
  • Crumb Cake Ink Pad
  • Gold Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

It’s not too late

The Summer nights paper pumpkin Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards along with coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tea light bags which are perfect to set out on the patio with a tea light candle inside (not incl) to make them shine. To take advantage of this beautiful kit, Just click here in order to subscribe by July 10th, to receive this beautiful kit.

For those of you who would like to expand the Summer Nights kit with a more traditional card making experience, you can also purchase the coordinating add-on, while supplies last. The add-on which is a separate purchase, contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes to expand your kit even further. The Paper Pumpkin kit DOES NOT require the add-on to complete the kit but it will enhance your card kit projects.

Between the leftover kit components and the add-on, It is estimated that you will be able to create at least 20 additional Summer Nights cards! So how cool is that?

The Add-On can be purchased separately for just $13.00CAD as of July 1st, while supplies last (and they sell out quickly) so you don’t want to delay. However you must be an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber to take advantage of this great deal. Click here to find out more.

Not sure where to Start?

Do you get overwhelmed with all the possibilities of things to make and then end up making nothing? No matter your crafting comfort level, these kits are for you.

The “Gorgeous Posies” Project Kit is a wonderful kit for all levels of crafters. This kit makes 16 cards: 4 each of 4 different designs. Once all your cards are completed, you can store them in it’s own designer box (included) until you are ready to use them.

To purchase this kit, Click here to visit my online store and don’t forget to use the June host code 4GVPX3M6

The designer box and greeting cards would also make a wonderful gift for someone special.

Add the Gorgeous Posies Cling Stamp (item number #153289) to complete your kit, or you can use your own stamps to suit your specific needs.

If you are looking for projects that are quick to put together by yourself or with a family member, these project kits are ideal for you. All kits are measured, cut and colour coordinated to make beautiful cards. Click here to visit my online store and see all the possibilities.

Pick a FREE Bundle

Become a Demonstrator and choose a FREE bundle

If you enjoy crafting or you know a friend who does, I invite you to join my team of “Canadian Stampers” between June 3-30, 2020 to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  It’s the perfect time to join my team and you will definitely maximize your savings.  

To create your personalized starter kit, click here and choose $165 of products based on your personal crafting interests and you pay just $135.00.  As an added bonus, you can choose ONE of the following from the NEW 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE—in addition to your regular Starter Kit.

  • ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168-169) (8 choices)
  • ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) (26 choices)

This is just one example (Lovely You Bundle – item #154070) of a free stamp and punch bundle. You receive both this lovely stamp set and a punch that makes 6 different sized labels for your cards or other paper craft items.

To visit my online store, just click here to see all the wonderful possibilities.

This is another example of the FREE stamp and die bundles (Pampered Pets Item #154069) available to choose from and how cute are they? There is even designer series paper (sold separately) that coordinates with the bundle and look how adorable these cards are

Purchasing the Starter Kit is a great value, and the best deal on Stampin’ Up! products.  Whether you craft as a hobby or you would like to start a home-based business, Stampin’ Up! has you covered because you will also receive FREE business supplies to help get you started.  There is so much support available to and as part of my team I will be there 100% for you 

To join my team, just follow these quick and simple steps below – but if you have any questions, please contact me and I will be glad to assist you.

  1. Click here  to go to my online store
  2. Click on the Canadian Flag in the top left corner so you will see all prices in Canadian dollars.
  3. Click on the word Join on the top right corner
  4. Click Join Stampin’ Up! at the bottom of the page
  5. Click on Demonstrator Locator to add my name (Susan Beale) and Province (ON) then add me as your demonstrator to join my team.
  6. Read the demo agreement and agree to the terms and conditions
  7. Create your personalized starter kit. Your starter Kit is a great value at $135 for $165 worth of products, plus free business supplies and free shipping as an added bonus.

The entire kit is shipped free of charge. It’s always a great time to join and you’ll love being a demonstrator. You can make this opportunity work for you, on your own time schedule.