Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boutique Boxes Kit Plus

You know not to judge a book by its cover – now you know not to judge a kit by its basics!

Kits are great for making the artist-designed projects quickly - they are even better as a jumping off point for your creative fun! The Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit includes instructions for 8 simple boxes and note cards - perfect when you need a quick gift. This tutorial shows how you can create more! A gift box for a friend, a masculine card, a treat box for a thank you gift, a gift card holder that shows your special attention, and more! All from an inexpensive kit you’ll want to keep on hand for last-minute gifts and also make stepped up versions ahead of time to be ready when you need special gifts. You’ll love impressing your friends with gifts that look like a million bucks - you don’t have to tell them it all started with a kit!

Enjoy the girly Alternate Project Samples created from the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit for some feminine “wow” factor and even more fun ideas for creating with kits!

Products Used:

Featured Products
Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit (#129306)
A Little Greeting stamp set (#129111)

Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Basic Gray card stock (#121044)
Sahara Sand card stock (#121043)
Crumb Cake card stock (#120953)
Summer Starfruit card stock (#126839)

Classic Ink Pad – Basic Gray (#126981)
Classic Ink Pad – Summer Starfruit (#126991)
Stampin’ Write Marker – Neutrals Collection (#119703)

Medium Envelopes – Very Vanilla (#107300)
4” x 6” Cellophane Bag (optional) (#102757)
Adhesives: SNAIL Refill (#104331), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Sticky Strip (#104294)

Big Shot (#113439)
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
     (optional) (#127749)
Punches: 1/2” (#119869), 1” (#119868) & 1-3/4” Circles (#119850)
Stamping Sponges (#101610)
Sponge Daubers (#102892)
Stamp-a-ma-jig (recommended) (#101049)
Designer Sanding Blocks (optional) (#124304)

Please contact me with any questions regarding this kit. If you order the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit (#129306) I will e-mail you the instructions for making this really cute kit but don't wait too long because they will be gone when the spring catalog ends May 31, 2013. I hope you enjoy every minute making these wonderful items.

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

4 Ombré Style Techniques Card Set

Ombré is a French word meaning to shade. In art it means beautiful color gradation! 

Color is an amazing thing! It sets a mood, shares a feeling, and can even brighten your day. This tutorial is all about using a variety of ombré techniques along with some of your favorite stampin’ supplies to make cards that will amaze your friends when you add this technique to you next card.  It’s an easy technique that offers impressive results. Let’s dive into some color fun!

Products Used:

• From My Heart stamp set 
(#126555 wood, #126557 clear)

• Watercolor Paper (#122959 
• Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
• Basic Gray Card Stock (#121044)
• Night of Navy Card Stock (#100867)
• Marina Mist Card Stock (#119682)
• Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352)
• Melon Mambo Card Stock (#115320)
• Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (#105117)
• Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683)

• Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad (#126970)
• Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad (#126962)
• Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad (#126960)
• Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad (#126948)
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad (#126945)
• Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad (#126944)
• VersaMark Ink Pad (#102283) - or - 
• Whisper White Craft Ink Pad (#101731)

• Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (#122331)
• Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#126872)
• Linen Thread (#104199)
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)
• White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132)
• Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (#107301)
• Baker's Twine - Whisper White (#124262)
• Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (#107301)

• 1” Circle (#119868) 
• Word Window (#119857) 
• Modern Label (#119849)

• Big Shot w/ Multipurpose Platform (#113439)
• Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#123134)
• Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)
• Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional) (#101049)
• Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) 
• Paper Snips (#103579)
• Paper Trimmer (#126889)
• Stamping Sponges (#101610)
• Aqua Painters (#103954)
• Heat Tool (#129053)
• Embossing Buddy (#103083)
• Non-Stampin’ Up – Water for Aqua Painters & Paper Towel

If you order the From My Heart stamp set (#126555 wood, #126557 clear) I will email you this great pdf tutorial with all the instructions to make these really cool cards. If you order the stamp set along with the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), I will mail you all the supplies you need to make all 4 cards. Please use Hostess code AC7U4SQ7 when ordering before April 23, 2013. Your name will also be entered for a chance to win mystery hostess benefits. 

Happy Stamping,

Monday, April 15, 2013


Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin' Up! products? Consider it done.
Hostess offer: If you host a $350 party you'll earn an additional $30 in FREE products!
Dates: April 15-May 30, 2013 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)
The Fine Print
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalog  merchandise.
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional hostess dollars.
I am having a mystery Hostess party on April 20,2013 at 3:00 pm. Please come and have your name entered in the drawing for the hostess benefits. If you can't make it to the party, use hostess code: AC7U4SQ7   to place your order and have your name entered for the hostess benefits. Be sure and place your order by April 22, 2013 for your chance at these hostess benefits. Please let me know if you will be able to attend this event. I hope to see you there. 

Happy Stamping,


Monday, April 8, 2013

Preserving Memories Kit

Preserving Memories Kit

Traditional scrapbooks are created by a single person who chooses what to scrapbook, the layout, photo selection, and journaling. With Memory Jar Scrapbooking, you can help your customers get their whole family involved! They can set the charming Memory Jar on a counter, desk, or mantle and place little scraps of paper and a pen nearby. Each member of the family, and even visiting friends, can add a little note. Help your customers to imagine reading favorite adventures from the kids’ point of view in their handwriting, love notes from your sweetie, ticket stubs from a favorite movie, a quick scribble about something silly the kids say, or how tall they were at their check-up. Capture and preserve all the memories that make up everyday life – all from a variety of perspectives. Now that’s a team effort which will develop into a meaningful scrapbook! So let’s get started!

Products Used:

  • Loving Thoughts stamp set (#125843 wood, #125845)

  • Classic Ink Pad - Riding Hood Red (#126968)
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Regals Collection (#119701) - optional
  • Stampin' Write Markers - In Color group (#123002) - optional

  • 2-1/2" Circle (#120906)

  • Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189)
  • Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199)
  • Embossing Buddy (#103083)
  • Big Shot w/ Multipurpose Platform (#113439)
  • Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#117335)
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (recommended) (#101049)
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)
  • Paper Snips (#103579)
  • Paper Trimmer (#126889)
  • Bone Folder (#102300)

Non-Stampin’ Up!
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Quart sized (32 oz.) wide mouth Mason Jars (or other size jars*)

I would love to send you the tutorial for this class. Everyone who purchases one or all of the following from my website will have this tutorial emailed to you.   

Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (#125843 wood, #125845 clear)
Essentials Designer Fabric (#126892)
For the Record Simply Scrappin’ Layout Kit (#126900)
(found in the Spring catalog good till May 30, 2013)

Contact me if you have any questions. I would love to hear from you and don't forget to comment below. 

Happy Stamping,

Free Shipping

Today is the last day to get free shipping on EVERYTHING! Now is a great time to take advantage of this great offer. If you are ordering less than $150.00 then you can use this hostess code NUGBAYB6 and be entered to win the mystery hostess benefits. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lots of Updates Including Free shipping for Three days only!!!!!!

We're excited to let you know that we are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That's right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online). Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything?
Free shipping starts:
o Saturday, April 6, 2013; 12:00 AM (MT)
Submit orders by:
o Phone: Monday, April 8, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
o OEX or online: Monday, April 8, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

April 4, 2013
Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!
Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!
Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone--

April 3, 2013
Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.
Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection (item 119804), which have been on the Backorder Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective immediately. If your order has not been shipped due to its status in backorder, we will not be able to fill it. We will soon begin processing refunds for these items. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to see the reimbursement in your account.
Now for the good news! We still have the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order. The Subtles (item 119802), Neutrals (item 119805), and Regals (item 119803) Collections are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set, and be sure to share it with your customers.
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

To go along with the free shipping being offered for these three days, I am offering a mystery hostess order. If you place an order with me by Monday April 8, 2013, your name will be entered for a chance at the hostess benefits. Use the hostess code NUGBAYB6 to order online and have your products mailed straight to your home and still go toward the hostess benefits. For every $10.00 spent before tax will get you a chance at those hostess benefits. 

Everyone that uses the Hostess code will receive and extra chance at the hostess benefits. I hope you all take this opportunity to place your order and get the colors that you want before they run out and receive free shipping.
I am working on my thank you cards for April and I hope to have it posted soon. I am also working out the details for upcoming events and will have those posted also. Please let me know if you have any questions about this mystery hostess order, hosting you own workshop and free shipping on all orders placed this weekend.

Happy Stamping,
Ligeia Baird