July Card Kit in the Mail

Card Kit in the Mail for July!
 
Thank you everyone for making our Card Kits in the Mail a big success!
 
We are not able to gather in person the rest of the month so we have a super fun idea!
 
We will be offering two separate Card Kit in the Mail offerings!
 
July is a birthday month for both myself and Cheryl (my stamping partner) so we want to offer our popular Birthday Card Bash in a Card Kit in the Mail this month!
 
So, from now until July 16 you can order your Birthday Card Kit in the Mail.
It will be mailed out on July 19.
 
We'll have another Card Kit in the Mail being offered from July 20 until July 29. It will mail out July 31 and will be Christmas in July! It will let you get a head start on your Christmas cards this year! More information on that card kit later in the month!
 
There will be three options for obtaining your Birthday Card Bash Card Kit in the Mail:
Option One
You will place a minimum $50 order for any supplies you'd like from
my online store and you'll be sent the Birthday Card Bash
card kit in the mail FREE!
 
The kit includes pre-cut cardstock, pretty paper,
ribbon, envelopes, and specialty adhesives (if needed)
plus step by step instructions with color photos.
 
You will still need your own tool kit
(adhesive, scissors, and bone folder)
and will need your own stamp set(s)
and ink to complete the cards!
 
(Suggested Birthday stamp sets are:
Beautiful Friendship, Family Party, Happiest of Birthdays,
Hooray for You, Itty Bitty Birthdays,
Many Mates, Peaceful Moments,
So Much Happy, and Zany Zebras)
 
Cost is Free with a $50 order
(before shipping/handling and tax)!
 
This option will qualify you for the BONUS DAYS coupon(s) that
are redeemable in August (when the new Holiday Catalog goes live)!
 
 
 
 
Option Two
 
Just the Kit! Full kit of supplies to make 8 cards.
 
The kit includes pre-cut cardstock, pretty paper,
ribbon, envelopes, and specialty adhesives (if needed)
plus step by step instructions with color photos.
 
You will still need your own tool kit
(adhesive, scissors, and bone folder)
and will need your own stamp set(s)
and ink to complete the cards!
 
 
Single Kit is $25 (including shipping)
You can use the PayPal button below
to order a double or triple kit too!
 
 
Option Three
 
You will receive a step by step instructions
including color photos that will be emailed
to you upon receipt of your payment.
 
You will use all your own products to create the cards!
You can use the instructions over and over
to create groups of 8 cards at a time!
 
Cost is $10
 
 
Get your Kit today
Order Option 2 or Option 3 below!
Option One will be mailed to you after your qualifying order is placed.
Cards shown are merely a representation,
this is a sample of the June Card Kit in the Mail and are not shown as Birthday cards.
Choose one of the three options!
Card Kit
 
 
 
The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, punched pieces, ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, and envelopes.
 
You will need to add sentiments and inside greetings with your own stamp sets or with the stamp sets you choose in Option One. We can't stamp for you. You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.
 
You'll work in your own home at your own pace with your own took kit.
 
Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!
 
Kits must be ordered or qualifying purchases made no later than Thursday July 16 at 9 pm!
 
You will use the PayPal button for Option 2 or Option 3!
Kits will be mailed no later than Sun July 19!

 

Two ways to save in June

Start of new catalog!

You probably already know that the new catalog started on June 3. What you might now know, there is a promotion that is only available until June 30.

Normally you get $25 free when you reach $250, but until June 30 you'll get $50 FREE! WOW!

Anyone who places or collects orders of $250 or more will get an extra $25 in FREE product of their choice.

If you've been looking at this catalog you know $50 in free product will be easy to select!

If you'd like your own copy of the catalog request one and I'll get it mailed out to you this week!

It's a great time to purchase your Starter Kit!

Normally, I don't like to promote two things in the same blog post, but if you're considering placing an order or $200 or more, you should look at the great deal with the

Starter Kit is this month!

This is the DEAL of the year!

Normally the Starter Kit gives you $125 in product for $99! That's a good deal, but even better until June 30 you get that $125 in product PLUS you get to add a stamp set/tool bundle of your choice!

Bundles are valued at $31.50 to $61.00.

Here are the details:

June is your month for GREAT DEALS!

Choose the opportunity to get an extra $25 in Free Product with your qualifying order (collect orders from friends to help you reach at least $25).

Consider purchasing your Starter Kit this month and get an extra $31.50 to $61.00 on top of the $125 you normally get to choose!

You can email any questions to lori@duchessofdesign.com.

 

Extra Special FREE stuff in June

Happy June! Happy New Catalog!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/1000000/stampin-rewards?dbwsdemoid=2057395

Stampin' Up! is kicking off the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog with an amazing special just for the month of June.

First, if you place a $250+ order you'll get an EXTRA $25 in free Stampin' Rewards to spend on exclusive host stamp sets or anything you want from the new catalog.

You DON'T have to host a party to take advantage of this special. You can stock up on stamping supplies for yourself or combine orders with friends. Just note that the $250 all has to be on one order OR you can talk to me about getting a host code to share with your friends.

Get a little extra just for getting the things you LOVE!

 

Goodbye to Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart

 

Music is its own language.

 

It makes people happy and can take them through their sorrow.

 

There are several songs that bring to mind fun events in my life.

 

Celebration by Kool and the Gang takes me to Duluth 1984.

 

But just as easily there are those songs that bring us to tears.

 

The Dance by Garth Brooks brings memories of a loved one gone too soon.

 

I bet there are some songs that do the same for you!

 

Today I want to share some card ideas using the Music From the Heart stamp set.

 

This set is on the Last Chance list and it's perfect for the music lovers in your life.

 

Lets take a look at three ideas!

Stamping Tips:

 

Use the stamps to create a background.

 

The card on the left and the one on the bottom both use stamps from the Music From the Heart stamp set to create an interesting background.

 

On the left they used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the treble clef and then the heart is colored in using an accent color (Calypso Coral) with a watercolor technique.

 

One of my favorite watercolor techniques is to use the ink from an ink pad with a blender pen. I find I have the best control with this method.

 

The card on the bottom uses tone on tone stamping.

 

This is achieved by using the same ink color as the cardstock base.

 

Another cool technique is used on this card. The staff lines are done by stamping off. This is when you ink up the stamp, then lightly press it onto a scrap piece of paper to take some of the ink off the stamp and then stamp the remaining inked stamp onto the card. It creates a lighter version of the full strength ink. It can actually create the look of two different colors.

 

The musical note are stamped with full strength ink.

 

Make a card! Be the reason someone smiles today!

 

The card on the top uses pretty paper to pack a punch!

 

The cardbase on this card is covered completely with a piece of paper.

 

This adds interest with very little effort.

 

All Stampin' Up! paper packs lets you confidentially mix colors and patterns because each sheet in the pack goes together so well with the other sheets in the pack.

 

The stamping on this card is very simple in the tone on tone technique mentioned above.

 

This time the Crumb Cake ink is stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.

 

The guitar is made using two stamps from the set a treble clef and the neck of the guitar.

 

There are a couple of die cuts used to add interesting edges.

 

On the accent paper is cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and the square white piece is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.

 

Both of these dies are MUST HAVES for your collection!

 

Here is the complete product list for the top card on the photo:

 

Let these cards inspire you!

 

Pick out some of your favorite colors and stamp sets and create your own versions of these cards!

 

Share Sunshine Covid19 Relief efforts

share sunshine covid19 relief efforts

I love the way my friend Patricia used the Share Sunshine PDF Download to add greetings to the April Card Kit in the Mail that my stamping partner Cheryl and I put together last month.

This partnership is a match made in heaven.

The Card Kit contains pretty cards that just need greetings added and a print your own copy pdf download have a variety of greetings to be used on your favorite projects.

The #ShareSunshine download is part of Stampin' Up!'s Making a Difference program. 

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the download will go to COVID-19 relief efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

You can help make a difference doing what you love to do most - crafting! 

Get more information or to order and download your own copies check out the Share Sunshine PDF Download right away!

Share Sunshine sample cards

Let's all come together to help those protecting us and those affected by COVID-19.

Get your Share Sunshine PDF Download today!

 

Retirement 2020

No I'm not retiring! The 2019-20 Stampin' Up! Catalog is retiring!
 
With the end of the catalog comes the end of some products completely and the retirement of bundled items.
 
Oh, there will still be bundles, but anything bundled in the catalog right now will not be available with the 10% off after this catalog ends.
 
I know it all seems confusing, but I've attached the retirement list for the main catalog and you might want to see the list for the Spring Catalog as well.
 
This will show you the items that are going away completely and which ones are just going out of the bundle they are now in.
 
 
This will be my 20th year of catalog retirement!
 
That includes my customer days as well.
 
This is what I know for sure: the bundles retire. The paper packs (usually) retire. The InColors for 2018-2020 will retire. If you haven't gotten ink pads, refills, or cardstock in either 12x12 or Letter size do it NOW while you can. They will sell out first!
 
Most of the pretty paper packs will retire (except maybe the Color Family packs).
 
Ribbon and embellishments usually have a big turnover in retirement, and sometimes there are tools that retire. You'll want to snatch these up right away!
 
When they sell out they will be gone.
 
The stamp sets that are retiring usually are available longer (like closer to a week before the end of the catalog).
 
You'll want to get them too, but for the next three weeks you want to concentrate on the non stamp items for your orders.
Last Chance Products - Retirement 2020
 
You can go right to my online store: SHOP HERE to have your order shipped directly to your home.
 
Let me calm your fears! The Blends aren't retiring. They are doing away with the option to buy the light and dark separately. They will only come in Duo packs. So, it is being repackaged.
 
Yes! The SNAIL adhesive is being retired, but it'll be replaced with something awesome. So if you want to grab some to tide you over until the new catalog launches in June. You should do that.
 
If you have any questions on the retirement list, please send me an email and I'll help you the best I can.
 
Enjoy the retirement as we prepare for a NEW annual catalog coming in June!
 
If you'd like to receive an new full line Stampin' Up! Catalog use this Catalog Request link.

April Card Kit in the Mail - April Showers Bring May Flowers

My stamping partner Cheryl and I have been missing our local stamping group.
 
It's always enjoyable to gather with a few friends and make cards for a few hours.
 
As you know, we aren't able to gather, but we are still using our card designing skills to good use and are coming up with some Card Kits in the Mail.
The best part?! You don't need to be local to participate!
 
The cards are designed, all the materials are prepared, and instructions with full color photos are mailed as part of a kit that comes right to your door.
 
You just need to use one of your own stamp sets and your own ink pads to stamp greetings for the front of the cards and for inside the cards
 
 
Cards shown are from the March Kit and will not be available with the April Kit.
 
April showers bring May flowers Card Kit
 
Join us for our 2nd Social Distancing
Card Kit in the Mail
 
 
We will provide card kits.
They will include everything you need to
put the cards together for yourself in your own home.
 
Use the CONTACT ME Box at the bottom of the page for more information!
 
Ideas for all the Spring Occasions.
 
We'll be using products from the Spring Catalog and the full line catalog.
 
We will be making cards for Spring Occasions! Think Mother's Day, graduation (no ceremonies, but people are still graduating), wedding (you may not be able to attend, but you'll still want to send a gift or card), thinking of you, birthday, and more!
 
 
 
 
Cards shown is only a representative of the cards you can expect to receive.
Kits may include: embossed pieces, punched pieces, embellishments, and
layered pieces for your own greetings.
 
Easy way to pay! You will be billed through PayPal.
Use the CONTACT ME box at the bottom of the page for more information.
 
Choose 8 card designs for $20!
Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $35!
or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $55!
 
You can pick up at a pre-determined location (if you're local) or kits can be mailed for an extra $5 fee.
 
The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes.
 
You will need to add sentiments and inside greetings with your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.
 
 
We'll be in our own location (social distancing) and you'll work in your own home with your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).
 
Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!
 
Kits must be ordered no later than Thursday April 23 at 9 pm!
 
You will be invoiced through PayPal! Use the CONTACT ME button at the bottom of the page!
Payments must be made before the kit will be mailed out.
 
Kits will be mailed no later than Sat April 25! Available for pick up starting Sun April 26!
 
Join us this month for stamping fun brought right to your door!

Two Sided Paper Card Idea

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Make a card and send a card to one of them today! To help you do just that I'm sharing a simple and easily changed card idea that will work for any occasion! Just last week my friend Jessica shared a card idea that allowed both sides of a pretty paper to be shown on a card front. I loved that idea so I used the same idea to create this card for my first Social Distancing Card Class in the mail. I took a sheet of 12"x12" paper and cut it into three strips 4" wide. Then I cut those strips in half to be 4" x 6". Finally I cut each of these half into 4"x 5 1/4" pieces which left a 4"x 3/4" strip. I flipped that piece over and used it as an accent on the front of my card. Simple, brilliant, and beautiful! Let's take a look at the details!