Paper Pumpkin Sale Ending Soon!

Get a discount and instantly qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward? Yes, please!

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You have until March 31st to take advantage of this great offer- purchase a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin for the sale price of $54.85 (normally $59.85, saving you $5.00) and also qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!

Read about Paper Pumpkin here – you’ll get three kits with everything you need to complete a project, including stamps, ink, adhesive, and ready-to-go supplies.

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Sale-A-Bration Product Ideas

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I can’t stop talking about Sale-A-Bration, but it’s such a good deal I can’t keep it to myself! Are you wondering which of the products you should choose with your order (one product for every $50 spent pre-tax & shipping)? Do you already have some of the products and are looking for ways to use them? You’re in luck, because Stampin’ Up! has created a Pinterest board just for the 2015 Sale-A-Bration products! You can find that board by clicking here.

While you’re on Pinterest, you can check out ALL the awesome boards Stampin’ Up! has here, and if you’re interested, you can check out my Pinterest boards, many of which are paper crafting focused, by clicking here.

Looking for more ideas? Stampin’ Up! also has a YouTube channel, and some of the recent videos feature Sale-A-Bration products! I’m also posting ideas and more links on my Blackbird Scraps Facebook Page for the rest of the Sale-A-Bration season, which continues through March 31, 2015.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or if I can help you with your paper crafting! Happy stampin’ and scrappin’!

Featured Sale-A-Bration Product: Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

The lovely Lotus Blossom stamp set is just one of the products you can earn free during Sale-A-Bration. This set of 7 photopolymer stamps makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps. It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third. Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.

Artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Sarah Klass

Here’s a photo of the stamp set and a couple of ideas of how to use it:

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www_stampinup_com_us_images_LotusBlossom_pow_demo_Jan142015_pdfRemember, you can earn this Lotus Blossom stamp set or any item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with your $50 purchase (pre-tax & shipping) now through March 31st. Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be sharing more featured products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with pictures and ideas of how to use them.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to place an order.

 

Valentine treat bags with Paper Pumpkin (and a really good deal)

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The January Paper Pumpkin kit did not disappoint! It came with all the supplies needed to make 24 of the treat bags you see pictured. Bags, pre-punched tags, pennants and hearts, gold clips, pink & gold baker’s twine, even adhesive and of course an adorable exclusive photopolymer stamp set and a “really read” ink spot that I’ll be able to use over and over for future projects.  I’m working on some alternate ideas for this kit, as I don’t think I want to make all 24 bags, and I’ll update this post as that happens.

Paper Pumpkin really is an awesome deal, and just plain fun.  Kits that are appropriate to the season come right to your door including full instructions and everything you need to complete the project (sometimes you might want to add adhesive, and you’ll want scissors but that’s about it).  The high quality photopolymer stamps that come in each kit are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin and can’t be purchased any other way.  You’ll also get a mini stamp pad, called an ink spot- and the colors of ink are guaranteed to not repeat in a calendar year, so it’s a fantastic way to build your stash of ink colors.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Paper Pumpkin, this is a great time to do so, as we are in the middle of Sale-A-Bration through March 31st.  That means that for every $50 you spend (pre-tax and shipping) you can choose an item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. These are also exclusive products and can’t be purchased, only earned through Sale-A-Bration.  The three-month pre-paid subscription is currently on sale, and it is enough for you to earn a free Sale-A-Bration product! The six month is enough for you to earn two Sale-A-Bration products, and the big daddy 12 month pre-paid subscription will earn you THREE Sale-A-Bration products of your choice, PLUS $30 additional credit to spend on anything in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog…and if you’ve taken the plunge that far, I’d really recommend adding $34.60 worth of any Stampin’ Up! products to your order of the 12-month prepaid subscription, and for good reason.  If your order totals $250, which it would in the scenario I just gave you, you will earn a total of FIVE Sale-A-Bration products of your choice, PLUS $65 credit to buy anything currently sold by Stampin’ Up! Think about that…approximately $140 worth of free products that you choose, delivered to you right away, and then the excitement of a new Paper Pumpkin kit coming to you each month to keep you paper crafting all through the year. I don’t deny it’s an investment of $250, but you’re getting close to $380 worth of product for that investment!

What kind of free products are in the Sale-A-Bration catalog? I assure you, nothing cheap or chintzy, but high quality Stampin’ Up! goodies. You can view the brochure by clicking here, but some of the products include: several stamp sets -in your choice of clear, wood (and photopolymer in some cases) with no uncharge for wood, an exclusive Project Life mini kit, a set of three Blendabilites markers in a variety of colors, designer series paper, embellishment kits. No matter what type of paper crafter you are, be it a card maker, a scrapbooker, beginner or advanced there is something for you here.

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New “Occasions” Catalog!

Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog? (Click the link to the left to see it!)  It has brand new products as well as some returning favorites to help you celebrate the occasions that are coming up in the first few months of the year.  Think Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Easter, Graduation, new baby, wedding, and more.  There’s something for every paper crafting interest from card making to scrapbooking, and for every level from beginner to advanced.

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AND…it’s Sale-A-Bration time! That means that for every $50 you spend (pre-tax and shipping) you get to choose a free item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There are several different stamp sets, designer series paper, embellishments, even a brand new exclusive Project Life mini card collection! These items are exclusive to Sale-A-Bration and can’t be purchased.  You can also earn more free items by hosting a show, or becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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Please contact me today at blackbirdscraps@gmail.com for more information, to schedule your own show (in-person, catalog, or online) or to learn about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Sneak Peek at the Newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Collection (and more new Holiday projects)!

One of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the privilege of being able to pre-order new products.  Yup…Demonstrators are usually given the opportunity to purchase new products before they are available for sale to customers.  The 2014 Holiday catalog is full of amazing new products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s.  One of my favorite products in the catalog is (of course) the newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card & accessory pack called “Seasonal Snapshot”.

I’ve been meaning to start my 2013 Project Life family album, so I pulled out our un-scrapped Christmas photos from last year and started playing.  I’m thrilled with this layout.

Project Life Christmas layout using the Seasonal Snapshot collection

Project Life Christmas layout using the Seasonal Snapshot collection

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Pssst…..sneak peek at upcoming Project Life holiday edition!

I am doing a giddy happy dance right now after seeing the upcoming holiday and seasonal Project Life products coming exclusively to Stampin’ Up!PLxSU Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection

 

Just look at the cuteness! I love how the kit includes Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving, giving you lots of bang for your buck!

 

PLxSU Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack

And of course, Stampin’ Up! impressed me yet again by making a coordinating stamp set! Oh, the project possibilities dancing through my head. A little birdie also tells me that these will be available digitally as well for use with My Digital Studio software!

 

PLxSU Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

 

Ordering from the 2014 Holiday Catalog starts on August 28th. If you have a wish list that’s larger than your wallet, contact me and we can get together and have a fun Stampin’ Up! even where you can earn these or any other Stampin’ Up! products for FREE or half price!

Take a closer look at the 2014 Holiday Catalog right here:

2014 Holiday mini catalog/ordering starts 8/28

2014 Holiday mini catalog/ordering starts 8/28

 

I hope you’re having a good summer! Are you getting any paper crafting done? I’m still working on decor for my son’s first birthday party coming up and have some super cute projects to show you soon, so check the blog often, or better yet make sure you click on the subscribe button! I truly appreciate your time spent here with me, dear reader.

 

(All photographs copyright Stampin’ Up! 2014)

Brand new photopolymer stamp set “Calling All Heroes”

Stampin’ Up! has come out with several new photopolymer stamp sets this year The newest set “Calling All Heroes” is simply adorable and would be perfect for any super hero lovers in your life, but has many uses beyond the obvious…check out the awesome alphabet!

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