Only two days left

Select products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and 2019–2020 Annual Catalog are retiring, and this is the last chance for you to stock up!  All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 2. Below are just a few examples of items being retired.

To see the entire list of products for both the Last Chance and the clearance rack, click here but don’t delay because time is running out.

Father’s Day is coming

Father’s Day is coming so I made this masculine card for the men in our lives. It is a generic card so it could be used as a Father’s Day Card, a birthday card, or even a retirement card. Whatever special day that is going on in their lives.

The card base is made with Night of Navy Card stock. The DSP is from the Sale-A-Bration “County Club Designer Series Paper”. I also used the stamp set “Well Dressed” and stamped the hat on the DSP before fuzzy cutting it out. The Sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I love how all the stamp sets work so well together.

The Measurements are as follows;

  1. Night of Navy card base, 5 1/2 x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″ then folded
  2. DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″
  3. Vellum, 4″ x 3″
  4. Night of Navy Mat, 2 1/2″ x 3″
  5. Whisper White, 2 1/4 x 2 3/4″

Tick! tock! Time is running out. Select products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and 2019–2020 Annual Catalog are retiring, as of June 2nd. This is the last chance for you to stock up! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack as well. They have some amazing deals.

To shop online click here

I am really excited for the new annual catalogue to go live on June 3rd with the introduction of new colours, new stamp sets, punches and some wonderful new Designer Series paper.

If you would like to receive a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me so I can arrange to get you a catalogue.

Better yet, join my team of Canadian Stampers. Whether you are in the same city as me or spread across Canada, my team, “Canadian Stampers” are a group of wonderful people who I support 100% of the time.

There are some wonderful benefits to becoming a demonstrator, whether you craft as a hobby or want to start a a part time or even a full time business.

  1. VIP Access:  Be the first to see catalogues and order new product!
  2. 20% discount on all purchases and depending on how much you sell (or buy!) each month that discount can go up 
  3. Minimum of 20% income on your sales
  4. Exclusive website full of stamping samples
  5. Opportunities to attend conventions, regional events, and demonstrator get togethers. You will receive so much support.
  6. Opportunity to earn cash bonuses, product bonuses, and incentive trips

Summer’s coming so share the sunshine

Share the Sunshine with a friend or family member

With summer getting closer all the time, this is a perfect time to pass along a smile and share the sunshine.

This exclusive Paper Pumpkin kit includes all the supplies needed to make eight handmade cards. Once you have created all your cards, use the leftover pieces to decorate the outside of the box. Fill it with yellow coloured treats, then send it to someone special using the mailing label included.

Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Everything you need is pre-cut and comes with a complete set of instructions. So you are ready to skip to the fun part of crafting! As a Subscriber, you will always have cards and cute gifts on hand to suit any occasion. Your first kit even includes a free gift-a clear stamping block you can use over and over again. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!.

Just click here before June 10 and you will receive this box of Sunshine.

Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

So excited to see the new catalogue

One of the perks of being an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being able to order from new catalogues a month in advance and it’s one of my favourite perks of being a demonstrator (The Demonstrator discount is an added bonus). If you live anywhere in Canada, I would love for you to join my team of Canadian Stampers and I offer you my full support to help you get started. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Whether you craft as a hobby or want to create a sideline business with the ability to earn extra income, it is always a great time to join. To become part of my team just click here then click “join” in the top right corner and select me as your demonstrator.

Purchasing the starter kit is a great value of Stampin’ Up! products. For just $135 you’ll choose $165 worth of products of  your choice. You’ll also receive  free business supplies. All this and Free shipping to your door. You will think Christmas came early. As an added bonus, you can select items from the new catalog as part of your Starter kit! How cool it that?

While staying home, it’s a great time to get all those little things done that we usually put aside. In theory, that’s true, however in practice, not so much. I know for me, my crafting space is a bit of a mess as I pull out paper, ink, stamps and punches to work on a project or two. It keeps me busy and I love crafting so I am ok with that, for a while.

However, there does come a time where I have to step back, clean and organize so I can get ready for my next project. This is where the storage containers come in handy. It’s a great way to store all your ink pads, re-inker bottles, blender pens, and write markers all in one place and I absolutely love how it holds everything together so at a glance I can see which ink I am looking for.

These storage containers can be fully configured to suit your space and makes it clearly visible so you don’t have to go searching. You can purchase these containers on my online store with Stampin’ Up! to get yourself a little bit more organized. Don’t forget to use the May HOST CODE – P3ADAX96 for any orders under $200.00 to earn unique rewards from me.

For orders over $200.00 do not use the host code so you can earn Stampin’ Up! rewards which are free products from Stampin’ Up! You will still receive the free card kit from me.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! (Isn’t that what all the commercials say?)

FREE May Card Kit (After May 31st, this kit will no longer be available)

This is a great way for you and your family to craft together while putting together your FREE kit. Plus you will always have cards on hand to suit any occasion. No more scrambling at the last minute to find a perfect card.

To earn your FREE Card Kit

  1. Place a minimum $50.00 order (before tax/shipping) on my Online Store at Stampin’ Up!
  2. Use my Host Code P3ADAX96 when placing your order
  3. Place your oder before end of day on May 31, 2020

For orders over $200

Please DO NOT use the host code so you can earn Stampin’ Up! rewards which are free products from Stampin’ Up! You will still receive the free card kit from me.

So how easy is that?

HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE;

  • All the paper and embellishments required to make six cards (two cards each of three different designs). Envelopes will also be included
  • The paper will be cut, scored, punched and die cut for you
  • A PDF Tutorial with step by step instructions, pictures, all measurements and a complete supply list of the products used.

YOU WILL NEED

Your own adhesive, ink and a stamp set (As per Stampin’ Up! policy, I cannot send stamped images)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

  1. Your kits will be shipped no later that June 3, 2020. The kit will be mailed to the address used on your online order. Per Stampin’ Up! policy, kits can only be mailed within Canada
  2. June 3, 2020 you will receive an email from me that will include your PDF Tutorial with easy to follow step by step instructions. (File in a binder to refer back to over and over again)

FREE May Card Kit

I really miss not being able to get together with everyone during our regular monthly card classes. I miss the socializing and the laughter we share while we make cards. So I decided to offer a solution.

Each month, you will be able to earn a FREE Card Kit consisting of 6 cards (2 of each design) which you can make at your leisure. Each monthly card kit is only available until the end of the current month.

This month I am featuring the Ornate Thanks Bundle which is just a part of the whole Ornate Garden Suite. I love the die cuts in this bundle. They cut beautifully and as you can see they are beautiful.

Next month, I will offer a different kit and feature a different stamp set. This is a great way for you to craft with friends or family while putting together your FREE kit. Plus you will always have cards on hand to suit any occasion. No more scrambling at the last minute to find a perfect card.

To earn your FREE Card Kit

  1. Place a minimum $50.00 order (before tax/shipping) on my Online Store at Stampin’ Up! and you will automatically be shipped the monthly kit.
  2. Use the MAY Host Code P3ADAX96 when placing your order. Any orders not using the Host code will not receive this kit so don’t forget.
  3. Place your oder before end of day on May 31, 2020

For orders over $200

Please DO NOT use the host code so you can earn Stampin’ Up! rewards (free products from Stampin’ Up!) You will still receive the free card kit from me.

So how easy is that?

HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE;

  • All the paper and embellishments required to make six cards (two cards each of three different designs). Envelopes will also be included
  • The paper will be cut, scored, punched and die cut for you
  • A PDF Tutorial with step by step instructions, pictures, all measurements and a complete supply list of the products used.

YOU WILL NEED

Your own adhesive, ink and a stamp set so you can customize the card to suit any occasion. (As per Stampin’ Up! policy, I cannot send stamped images)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

  1. Your kits will be shipped no later that June 3, 2020. The kit will be mailed to the address used on your online order. Per Stampin’ Up! policy, kits can only be mailed within Canada
  2. June 3, 2020 you will receive an email from me that will include your PDF Tutorial with easy to follow step by step instructions. (File in a binder to refer back to over and over again)

MAY PAPER PUMPKIN IS SOLD OUT

Paper Pumpkin is selling kits in record numbers and May subscriptions have already sold out. What does this mean? 

Anyone who is in active status before it sold out will still receive the May kit unless they choose to suspend or cancel their subscription before May 10. 

Subscribers who have cancelled or suspended their account will still be able to reactivate their subscription but it will be activated for the JUNE subscription period; meaning they will not receive the May kit. 

New subscriptions (for June’s kit) will reopen on May 11, 2020. These kits are extremely popular. If you wish to subscribe for the June kit, click here after May 11th so you don’t miss out on these amazing kits.

Add some Punch to your life

Give someone you love a punch today.

Who doesn’t love a good punch when you are crafting. Now is a great time to purchase punches while supplies last. These punches will be retiring as of June 2nd so don’t wait. They will sell out fast. See the list below.

Click here to shop online. April hostess code QV9QYTXP

The following is a list of the retiring punches.

Pictured is the Every Season Punch – $18.60 (item 150670)

Twinkle Builder Punch – $9.60 (item 146321)
Decorative Ribbon Punch – $17.60 (item 143721)
Christmas Bulb Punch – $14.40 (item 148013)
Four Petal Flower Punch – $14.40 (item 147041)
Hot Air Ballon Punch – $14.40 (item 149520)
Elephant Builder Punch – $14.40 (item 145652)
1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – $8.80 (146138)
1″ Circle Punch – $8.25 (item 119868)
1/2″ Circle Punch – $8.25 (item 119869)
1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – $8.80 (item 146139)
Cake Builder Punch – $14.40 (item 148525)
Circle Tab Punch – $19.20 (item 143754)
Leaf Punch – $22.00 (144667)
1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – $8.80 (item 146138)

Changes are coming

Changes are coming and I am so excited. As always, there is good news and bad news. First of all the bad news. The current annual catalog along with the mini catalog shown below are both expiring as of June 2. There will be many items retiring and will no longer be available after June 2 . So if there is something you have your eye on, please don’t delay in making your purchase. And don’t forget about the clearance rack as there are many items shown with deep discounts.

The following “In Colours” will also be retiring so if you have these ink pad colours, now is a great time to purchase the re-inker bottle in these colours so you can to top them up before they disappear forever. Retiring products sell very fast.

Click here to visit my online shop to check it out.

Ok, and now for the good news. I can’t help but be excited to see all the new products that will become available in the new Annual catalog on June 3rd. We’ve already had a sneak peak of just one new product suite and that’s just the beginning.

The Ornate Garden suite is already available for purchase. The suite includes Every thing you need to create beautiful cards or scrap book pages. Two sets of stamps AND dies, Beautiful Designer Series paper, Embossing folder, two colours of ribbon, and a package of Gilded Gems to add some bling to your projects. This is a wonderful way to add to your crafting supplies since everything coordinates and makes it so easy to create. All products can also be purchased separately. Click here to see more

For anyone who has shopped on my online store in the past 12 months, I will be sending you a copy of the new catalog directly. I cannot wait to share with you all the new products. As a demonstrator, I enjoy some added perks. Aside from my demonstrator purchase discount, I also get an advanced sneak peek of new products. This allows me to pre-order some of the new products in advance. I love being a demo because of that. So when we can get together again for classes. I will have some on hand to make even more beautiful products.

I am really hoping that by the time the new catalog is released we will be opening up our stores and services and social distancing eases up as Covid-19 dissipates a bit. In the meantime, stay safe and stay home. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Whatever happened to good manners?

In the world on electronics, it is so easy to forget common sense and general good manners.  We’ve all seen postings online that make us just scratch our heads and wonder about these people.

What we really need to do is step back a little to appreciate the people around us.  Whether it’s a family member, a work associate or your personal customers.

When was the last time you received an actual “Thank You” Card? You know, actual handwritten notes on paper and snail-mailed to you?  I will guess and say it’s been a long time or maybe never.   I know this is an old school thought process but when did good manners become out of date?

As an example: when you receive a fabulous gift, you say thank you, right?   But what if it was mailed to you?  Someone has taken the trouble to buy you a gift, wrap it, mail it (paying the postage) so you can receive it.  Is it too much to ask, to buy a stamp and send them a little note of appreciation?  I don’t think so.

Recently I sent a wedding gift by mail as I was not able to attend the wedding.  I didn’t hear a word back, nothing.  I  found out several weeks later, through the mother (I finally asked), that the gift was received. I never received anything back from the bride and groom, not even to acknowledge that the gift was received.   How appreciated do I feel now?  How likely is it I will spend a similar amount on the next gift I send them (if at all)

What about your customers, do you appreciate their business?  Have you ever told them that?  A simple card sent to say thank you tells them that they matter to you.   It is a class act and helps build relationships which builds loyalty.  If you are in any sort of sales environment, this goes a long way and what did it cost you, a card and a stamp? Keep them on hand so you are always ready.

Think of an experience when you went out of your way to help “get the job done” whether on a personal level or a business one.  You’ve spent  time and effort to help.  If your effort was never acknowledged or appreciated,  how likely is it that you will jump in to help the next time?  A simple thank you card makes you feel appreciated and we all need to know we are appreciated. It only takes a few minutes of your time.

I believe in sending thank you cards. I even make and sell my own cards. I personalize every card I make. You can see my cards online at http://www.ottawaartisans.com if you are interested.

So here are some simple pointers;

  • Send as soon as possible.  Keep cards/stamps on hand, so you don’t forget
  • Mention the gift/assistance/business you received 
  • Keep your message simple;  a line or two is all you need to say thank you
  • Style matters, casual for friends, more formal for business
  • It only takes a few minutes of your time.

Don’t you just love surprises?

The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so I am VERY excited to let you know that for the month of May: a fabulous kit featuring NEW 2020–2022 In Colors, plus the current colour Purple Posy will be part of the kit.

This means that as Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will be first to get your hands on the new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!

The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards  (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and 4 note cards (3-1/2″ x 5″) for a total of 12 cards in total. It will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors (which will be revealed April 24)! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products.  So how exciting is that?

You have until May 10th to order your Paper Pumpkin, if you’re not already subscribed. Just click here to subscribe