IT’S ALMOST MAY DAY!!!

Hello Stampers….

SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG HERE IN WISCONSIN!!!  I am torn between stamping and gardening today….just have too much going on  – maybe a little of each since we went a little crazy at the garden center yesterday.

WHAT’S SO BIG ABOUT MAY DAY??

Well…lots of things…

  • Spring is finally here
  • Forsythia and crocus are already in bloom
  • Cherry blossoms
  • 1st day to pre-order the new 2018 Love What You DO Suite in a variety of packages

I loved making this card and it is a putsy one.  I will be  happy to have it ready for you  at the May 8th class but ONLY for those who register and respond that you want to make it.  It will ONLY  be available  for everyone who orders it since the preparation is very time consuming.  I must have your response by Wednesday May 4th.  

 

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We are one day away from you being able to order  from the new catalog.

you ever think about finding fresh ways to introduce papercrafting to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers? You might even be wondering how to reach out to people who feel like they’re too busy for creativity. We have a solution, and it comes in a pretty, red box.

We call it Paper Pumpkin, and it’s a monthly subscription service which delivers pre-designed, precut papercrafting projects straight to your doorstep. And it’s the perfect time to encourage everyone you know to subscribe. Right now . . .

  • New subscribers get 50% off their first two months
  • Simply use code SAVE500418 at paperpumpkin.com by May 10

If you’re a first-time subscriber, you’ll also get a discount. After all, the best way to get excited about Paper Pumpkin (including sharing your fun creations and talking with other Paper Pumpkin enthusiasts online) is to sign up yourself.

Find out more about our 50% off offer at Stampin’ Up’s  promotion page. 
I had a paper pumpkin date with Meera last week and at the age of 8 she was able to read the directions, follow the instructions on the utube channel and make 4 teacher appreciation cards with Sara’s special box from   last year.  So Meera passed the test and I signed her up to receive Paper Pumpkin.  Not only to have fun making the projects but it is a great reinforcer for reading, following directions, staying on task, learning how to access instructions on line and more.  If yo have children or grand children  who love art, this is a great gift – and it’s 50% off for the next 2 months – must order by May 10th!!03.11.18_BANNER_50OFF_PP

Supplies Used for CONGRATULATIONS card:

 

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Hello Again!

So I see the Supplies list in the previous blog did not publish.  The NON-Techy in me has such trouble with that part of sharing cards.  I do have good news that I am working with a Blog EXPERT who is also an artist and a former Stampin’Up Demonstrator.  I know that she will get this blog up and running as it should.  In the meantime please bear with me as I struggle to get things to you.

I think I figured it out!!! Thanks for your patience and thanks again for stopping by…you are appreciated!

Sandi

Product List for Pop Up Birthday cards

FABULOUS STAMPIN’UP SALES….

Hi Stampers,

It’s been a busy week trying to get card kits together for the next buffet.  I had to make a birthday card for a special occasion and decided to play with those Party Pandas again.  I paired the Picture Perfect DSP (just love that paper) with the Glimmer Paper  from Myths and Magic in the Occasions catalog and Celebration Time bundle in the Annual Catalog.  Then the Happy Birthday thinlits die jumped into my hands.  I just had to use it with the multipurpose Adhesive sheets.  I made a couple of pop-up cards and those party pandas just love juggling the multicolored sequins.  (Sorry the pictures are so dark.  Hope you can see them well enough to get the idea.  There are so many possibilities and combinations.  I’ll try to list the supplies I used below.

FABULOUS STAMPIN’UP SALES….

I couldn’t resist and had to send this fabulous sale.   My Clearance Rack was updated on Friday with new products up to 60% off!  It is ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so be sure to get your order in ASAP if you are interested.  Just in case you didn’t get it, you can check out the retiring list here  maybe there is something retiring that has been on your WiSH LIST.

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SUPPLIES FOR THE POP UP CARDS

 

COLOR REVAMP explained

 

The Stampin’ Up! Retiring lists have been released! These products will be available from April 9 – May 31, 2018 or while supplies last.  Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 25.  Retiring Accessories are “while supplies last”

SHOP ONLINE: Last Chance Products

So I’ve been reading blog after blog from demos who attended ON STAGE last weekend and  wanted to share some things you may want to know.  This information came out of a leadership meeting prior to the event.  I hope it gives you some insight as it did me.

Stampin’ Up! has not done a color revamp since 2013 and then they only changed a few colors. At OnStage they annoounced a big color revamp AND a new ink pad case reveal! They did a ton of research like checking on new trends, figuring out which colors didn’t sell well, and more.
The result? 53 colors in our line now!  Woo Hoo!color-collections-1024x613

REASONS FOR THE COLOR REVAMP

  • The last color revamp was in 2010 (eight years ago) when SU changed many colors in our offering.
  • The last color refresh was in 2013 (five years ago) when SU changed just a few core colors
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    Here are the new colors added to the core colors:

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    Here are the In-Colors:

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    RECENT STAMPIN’ UP! COLOR HISTORY

    • They looked at sales and eliminated low sellers to make room for something new.
    • They conducted color trend research and identified gaps in the current color offering.
    • They explored different ways to group colors into collections; SU wanted each collection to have a color spectrum element and include colors that worked best together. This meant that they had to change existing collections.

    REASONS FOR UPDATED CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD CASE

    • The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. A mold can only be used a limited number of times before it must be replaced, so SU had to decide if they wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design.  They chose to improve it!
    • They also wanted to align the updated case with the color revamp and improvements to the ink. In addition, they chose to time these changes with Stampin’ Up!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, you only need to invest in the new colors and ink pads at one time. (For example, if they revamped the colors last year and then changed the cases and improved the ink this year, you’d likely be purchasing twice to stay current.) They wanted to make these updates and changes in the most cost efficient way for you.

    Here is some additional info they shared with those who attended the Leaders event just before OnStage. I think it will answer some questions you might already have:

    WHY DID WE CHANGE THE CASE?

    • Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the “lip” at the front of the case and lift it to open.
    • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base.
    • With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
    • Be stackable – The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the “dimple” on the top of another case.
    • Include improved labels and stickers.

    IS THE INK DIFFERENT?
    Since we were improving the case we decided to make improvements to the ink as well!  We added defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new pads and with lighter colors). This will:

    • Reduce ink bubbles
    • Help you get an even coating of ink on the stamp
    • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid lookYou may notice some

     

I hope that helps and answers your questions.  Don’t you just love those colors!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Leave me a comment and let me know which new/returning color is your favorite? Have a wonderful & blessed day and think SPRING!

                      – Helen Keller

APRIL’S BUFFET SNEAK PEEK

Hi everyone….as promised… here is a sneak peek at the cards available for Tuesday night’s buffet.  there are a few seats left so if you haven’t signed up be sure to do so RSVP HERE !!!

Instead of just one, you may choose from 4 different card ideas to help someone celebrate.  I love the  Amazing You stamp set and dies with a touch of gold embossing – such an elegant look don’t you think?  The pictures don’t quite show it,

I seem to be on a kick with a series of choices these days … graduation is around the corner and most people like to give money or a gift card . I put together some gift cards using the Narrow note cards with envelopes.  They are perfect for a bit of cash, too!   They can also be used on the cover of a whisper white card base.  Excuse me for not being politically correct but I made one set for boys and one for girls. Everything is in the kit for you to design the style and card of your choosing including ribbon and embellishments.  You can make up to 3 of these little cuties which will count as 1 card….that’s a deal!

That’s just the beginning … there are 2 more new kits and a few popular ones from the March buffet are coming back for the newcomers and those who did not get a chance to make them.  I have added a new color idea to the Springtime Foils kit that includes a beautiful pool party blue ink swipe technique and a silver foil butterfly.  Simple card that can be used for weddings, anniversaries, graduation, Mother’s Day and more.  you choose the sentiment.  The photo was taken at night so the colors do not stand out.- sorry!  Guess you’ll have to come to the buffet to see this one too!

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Be sure to pick up your take home card kits this month at $2.00 per kit.  Price is going up in May to $2.50  since my stamping labor should be worth at least $.50!  it is also in line with what other demonstrators in the area are charging.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR CATALOG

I have a short window in which to order new catalogs and need your feedback this week.  So if you haven’t already , please click the link and send me your name, address and phone # to  let me know you are interested in the 2018-19 Catalog. No need to do this again if you sent an e-mail.

Looking forward to stamping with you on Tuesday….

TODAY IS YOUR DAY GIFTStay InKy,

SANDI    @ 💗HeartFelt Designs
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PHONE:          715-308-5258

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen  or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.    – Helen Keller


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HOW to GET YOUR 2018-19 STAMPIN’UP CATALOG

CELEBRATE

Come play with GOLD  at the  April 10th BUFFET – be sure to  RSVP HERE !!!

IMPORTANT:  NEW catalog information!

It is coming….this weekend for all who are attending ON STAGE in Milwaukee!  I am always amazed at all the new and exciting ideas they come up with …the catalog grows and grows. Can it get any better than the last one???  Sara, our CEO, has the new one in her hot, little hands!

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How To Get Your Copy

  • If you are a valued customer of mine and have ordered online through my website at least $50 of products between June 2017 and April 20, 2018 I will set a free catalog aside for you which you can pick up at the monthly buffet.
  • If you are out of town and cannot attend a buffet but meet the $50 requirement be sure to send me your name, address and phone number and I will automatically send you your FREE copy of the 2018-19 catalog
  • If you are out of town and cannot attend a buffet and want a catalog I would be happy to send you one – all I ask is that you please pay postage.
    • Postage is just $7, but you will receive a $10 credit to use on your first order placed from the new catalog!  (so you get your money back PLUS more!)

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR CATALOG

I have a short window in which to order new catalogs and need your feedback this week.  So if you haven’t already, please click the link and send me your name, address and phone # to  let me know you are interested in the 2018-19 Catalog.

 

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have a beautiful day...love me

SANDI    @ 💗HeartFelt Designs
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCardArt
WEBSITE       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/heartfeltdesigns/
PHONE:          715-308-5258

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen  or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.    – Helen Keller