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Last Day of the Extravaganza Sale

Extravaganza sale stampin up 50% off

Today I want to share an item that has been featured on the Online Extravaganza Sale.

Berry Basket Die by Stampin' Up!

The Berry Basket Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up! 

You can make a cute basket just right for delivering a little special something. It's sized just right for goodies and small treats.    Finished box size: 4" each side x 3-1/4" high, 5" with handle

Berry Basket

You still have time to order the Berry Basket Die for your Big Shot and make up some of these fun Christmas Treats.


And Don't forget the Butterfly Thinlits Dies

This is the thinlit set I have sold the most of over the past year.  If you do not have this set be sure and get it while it is still 20% off.  Here are a few samples featuring the die.

Beautiful Wings

You get these two dies above in the set plus the one shown below.


Beautiful Wings 2

Create some great Swallow Tail butterflies.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my daily posts featuring items from the Extravaganza Sale.  

It has been a great sale and I want to thank all of you who placed orders this past month.  Each of you will receive my awesome 8 page PDF Card Tutorial with measurements, supply list and directions to make 8 December Border Buddies cards.  Those who place a $50 order or more (before S&H and Tax) will receive the PDF along with 4 hand stamped cards featured in the PDF.  

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24 Hour Flash Stampin' Up! Sale Monday, November 30

Tomorrow is the last day of the Holiday Extravaganza Sale and is also the 24 hours Flash Sale which features a few special products. 

The First One is a Project Life Bundle - it is a 30% savings!

No matter if you are an avid scrapbooker or just staring out our Project Life is amazing.  And now with this amazing bundle it is the perfect time to give it a try. 

With this bundle you will be able to complete a 24 page memory album for only #39.90 can you imagine that! 

Plus this album has room to hold additional pages up to 60 pages per album (30 page protectors).

Striped Project Life Album-horz

In your Bundle you will receive the Striped 12" x 12" Project Life Printed Album  & Variety Pack 2 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages and...


Project Life - This is the Life Card Pack
This is the Life Project Life Card Collection and...

Project Life - This is the life Accesories Pack
This is the Life Project Life Accessory Pack ...
All four of the above products for only $39.90 - amazing!

Click Here to check out the Stampin' Up!'s Pinterest Board on Project Life

Item #2 Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Bundle - 20% Off

Christmas Tagables stamp set & Scallop Punch #stampinup

Christmas Tagables Stamp Set (Photopolymer; Item 134623)
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (Item 133324


Christmas Tagables

Check out some cute tags made with the Christmas Tagable Stamp Set


Item #3 Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - 20% Off

Tiny Triangle Embossing Folder #stampinup

Not all embossing folders are created equal.  Stampin' Up! folders made by Sizzix® and made to last.  Reg. $7.50   $.600

Don't forget to shop tomorrow for the last chance to take advantage of the Holiday Extravaganza Sale!  

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Baker's Box Thinlits Die Save 20%

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy here.  I have been sharing each day this week a blog post featuring some of the awesome Stampin' Up! products you can get at up to 50% off during the Holiday Extravaganza sale.

For those in the US maybe you were to busy before the Thanksgiving to take a look well it is not too late.  You have until Monday, November 30 to place your online order. 

On Monday there will be a 24 hour flash sale featuring different products. 

I am going to share with you today some fun little boxes made with the Baker's Box Thinlit Die featured in the Holiday Extravaganza Sale at 20% off.

Bakers Box Thinlit Die Papercrafting project 3

Do you like to create little homemade treats to hand out to people during the Christmas Holiday?   The Bakers Box Thinlits Die is perfect. 


Bakers Box Thinlit Die Papercrafting project 4

Love this color combination of Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler - this little box could be used for one of those times when you just care enough to make it yourself.


Bakers Box Thinlit Die Papercrafting project 2

And don't forget this die is more than a box.  It has lots of extra dies to cut out fun embellishments for tags or cards.


Click Here to Watch the video showing more about this die if you are reading this post via email.



Want Stamps to take advantage of this amazing sale?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order from Patsy in the US

Border buddies

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Just Kidding Stampin' Up! Stamp Set

Just Kidding stamp set #stampinup card 2

I am not kidding about the price of this set only $11.20 during the Holiday Extravaganza*  you do not want to miss this one. 

"This funny set is just what you need for laughs that will last. It's so versatile, you'll find yourself using it over and over again."

Just Kidding Stamp Set Card #stampinup
One of my favorite sayings in the stamp set is

They say the hardest challenges in life make us stronger...
...what a stupid saying!

Cracks me up and you gotta love the -
To stamp or not to stamp?  That is the not even a question.

Just Kidding Stamp Set #stampinup

Can you believe it I forgot to order this Monday and it was first on my list - I got so carried away with everything on sale I missed it.

No worries I will be putting it on my order during the last 24 hours Flash Sale on Monday, November 30.   Remember Sale ends then!

*While Supplies Last Select Products Only

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Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set #stampinup

Have you been looking for a Christmas stamp set that helps you share the true meaning of Christmas, Gentle Peace is it.  Stamp and color or simply emboss for the prefect Christmas Card.

You may say I don't remember seeing this stamp set in the catalog and you would be right.  When the photopolymer stamp sets first came out they would share one new photopolymer stamp set per month.

Photopolymer Stamp Sets at 40% off*


Supply List

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If you haven't already given the photopolymer stamps a try you really should.
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Fry Box Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up! & Sizzix.

Fry Box Bigz L Die Stampin Up

This is another die I "needed" and why not get it while it is on sale!  You can see in this sample the one on the left they cut straight across the top and added a handle.  This die not only cuts but also puts in the score marks.  I use a bone folder to make nice clean creases on the folds. 

The box on the right was stamped with the coordinating stamp set called All about Sugar.

All about sugar stamp set stampin up

All About Sugar Photopolymer Stamp Set
Seems like an interesting name for a stamp set that coordinates with a fry box don't you think? But then again most of us will be putting something sweet in the boxes, Right?

Here are a few more great samples featuring the Fry Box Bigz Die.

Fry Box Bigz L Die Stampin Up Sample 2

This one they lined with the paper from the 2015-2017 Designer Series Paper Stack.


Fry Box Bigz L Die Stampin Up Sample

This would make the perfect wedding table favorite and so much more.    The little gold foil Dollie is on sale also only $2.80 for 24 dollies.


Metalic Dollies by #stampinup

These aren't your grandma's doilies. Not content to blend into the background, these doilies love to take the spotlight. Shiny, bright, and brilliant!

* 24 doilies total: 6 each of 2 sizes in 2 colors
* 2 sizes: 1-3/4" and 3"
* Gold and silver

Look forward to sharing another fun product on sale tomorrow.

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Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Thinlit Dies Ideas & Video

This week I will be creating a daily post with fun projects using products on the  Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Up to 50% off

Samples Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Stampin Up
I purchased the Mini Treats Thinlits Dies yesterday as soon as the sale started.  I know everyone thinks I have everything in the catalog but just like you I have to pace myself.  As a demonstrator we earn LOTS of free stuff but there is always more one "needs" right?

And I am sure just like you, now that I have ordered it I WANT IT NOW - laughing out loud!

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Stampin Up

Here are all the pieces that come in the Mini Treat Thinlit dies set.
Reg. Price $40.00 now until November 30 or while supplies last ONLY $28.00. 

Here are a few more samples of projects made with the Mini Treat Thinlit Dies.

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Stampin Up 2

This one is stamped with the White Christmas Photopolymer stamp set, such a fun set for the Holidays,  but also can be used throughout the winter.


Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Stampin Up 3

I love the pop of the Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black together.  The stamp used for this paper crafting project is a single stamp called Blended Bloom.  If you enjoy water coloring this is a great stamp to watercolor once you have stamped it or just stamp itin black on colored cardstock as shown here. 


Mini Treat Thinlits Dies Sweet Treats Bag

Cutting the bag out of patterned designer paper is another option.

Click Here to see all the designer papers Stampin' Up! has to offer.

I can think of all kinds of things I want to use this framelit for.  With Valentines just around the corner and Easter will be here before you know it. I look forward to sharing some of my own creations once it arrives.

Watch this quick video showing some more ideas. 
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Don't forget to check out the Holiday Extravaganza Sale CLICK HERE

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Exciting NEWS Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

Extravaganza sale stampin up 50% off

November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza!  Some amazing items on sale all week...But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

To make it even better, there will be special flash sale items available on November 23 and November 30.

Sale Starts Monday November 23 -
Click Here to shop now and view all the items on sale!

Click Here to download Sale Flyer

Many of the items I already own...

But this one has been on my wish list for a very long time!!!

137414 Bow Builder Punch is 50% OFF YaHOOO!!! 
Reg. $18.00 during the sale $9.00

Just Kidding Stamp Set 30% Off
Reg. $16.00 during sale $11.20

Fast Fuse Refills 40% Off
Reg $7.50 during sale $4.50

140799  Thanks a Latte Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit
(does not include stamps or ink) 30% Off

Reg $8.50 for Paper Pumpkin Subscriber during sale $5.50 for anyone!

140782 Thanks a Latte 30% Off
Typically only available with Paper Pumpkin Subscribers during sale available to everyone.  Reg. $17.00 during sale $11.70

These are just a few of the items I am excited to order!

Don't wait too long they have set aside a particular number for the sale and these prices are only while supplies last!

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Ever Wonder?

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy Here!

Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of a Stampin' Up! demonstrator looks like?  Well it has changed drastically since we first started.  After all 18 years ago there were no stamping blogs, no pinterest, no YouTube and I even had to call all my orders in.

So in the "old" days the catalog was my only inspiration - and since I was not creative back then I copied and cased everything from the catalog.  As the years went on, I became more creative and now can sit down and come up with many of my own ideas.  But usually inspired by something I see. 

Today's cards are taking the same idea and just changing the orientation and colors.  It gives the card and entirely different look. Stamped with the Peaceful Pines Stamp Set and cut out with the Big Shot using the Perfect Pines Framlits. 

Click Here to watch a video featuring the Peaceful Pines Bundle.

Peaceful Pines BB Card Sketch 002
This card is a horizontal position with one of the trees stamped and cut out, the other two just cut out of card stock.  The patterned paper is the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.


Perfect Pines Framelit Dies #stampinup

This card is in the portrait position and I didn't stamp any trees just cut them out with the framelits.  The patterned paper in this card is from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.

So back to a day in the life of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - I will share my typically day with you.  The beauty of my job is the flexibility so I can fit in my priorities of family, friends and life.

I start my day with checking my Emails and responding.  Then I check out what is new on pinterest and pin some of my favorite pins. 

  • Then if it is a blogging day I spend a few hours creating some blog posts. 
  • If it is a creative day I spend the entire day just stamping and having fun.
  • If it is a Newsletter day I create a newsletter for my customers and another for my team members.
  • Once a month it is card class day and I spend the afternoon with stamping friends.

I finish up each day with checking emails again and responding.  My day's are not 9-5 but I fit the activities of my business in between my life.   For me it is all about the flexibility - where else could I take off for 3-4 weeks at a time and travel with my retired hubby.   Of course I do work a bit on the road too!

If you think that this sounds like something you might like to do Alison and I are always looking for fun new team members no matter how near or far you will be part of an amazing team.  Getting started with Stampin' Up! is super easy.  Just $99 in the US  and $125 CA can get you a starter kit full of everything you hand pick.  

In the US Click Here for more details on how to Join the Fun!

In Canada Click Here for more details on how to Join the Fun!

Want Stamps?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order from Patsy in the US

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Embossed Peaceful Pines Tree

Plaid is the most ubiquitous pattern out there this season for clothing as well as stamping.   If you like useless trivia like me here is some fun information on How Did Plaid Become Popular. Here I have paired the Merry Moments Designer Series Patterned Paper and Peaceful Pines Tree together to create a country Christmas hand stamped card.  

1 Peaceful Pines stamp set and Perfect Pines framelits #stampinup

The plaid paper from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper coordinates with Whisper White and Mossy Meadow.  It might be a bit hard to see but the mat to the Tree is the Gold Foil Paper.   The card base is made with the New Whisper White Thick paper - now you have two options for Whisper White cardstock.  One great for layering and the new thick is heavier for a create cardbase. 

Peaceful Pines stamp set and Perfect Pines framelits #stampinup

I  stamped the little dots and embossed them with Gold Embossing powder to create a bit of sparkle on the tree - topping it off with some Gold Glimmer paper punched out with the star form the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and I hope you find some time to stamp today!

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