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November 2017

Cheerful Tags Framelits

Have you had a look through the Stampin' Up clearance rack lately?  There's some great bargains there on some retired products. 

This one caught my eye today - the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies.  Find it here.  Reduced from $54 to $32.40.

Very handy for packaging up gifts this Christmas (or any occasion) and making them look extra snazzy.  I love the bit that fits over a bottle of wine or bubbles.  

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You can find this and other bargains over here on the clearance rack:  Sue's Online Store Clearance Rack

Have a fabulous week.  

Cheers, Sue

24 Hour Free Shipping: Monday 27th November


Get free shipping on your Stampin' Up! orders on Monday 27th November.  Free shipping across our entire range for 24 hours.  

Order online or phone/email details through if you'd like to take advantage of this sale. 

Have a great weekend!  

We're off to the calisthenics concert this afternoon.  I'm rather thrilled to have retired from hair and makeup duties now that Ms H has can do both herself - was never quite in my skill set!  


Whatever you are doing this weekend - have a fab one.   

Cheers,  Sue

Use Your Patterned Paper: Circles Design Card

Do you have a big stash of patterned paper?  I love to buy it and sometimes have tendency to hoard it for 'special occasions'.  Bit like the fancy glasses or china!  Here's a great card design for using up some coordinating patterns - handy for using scraps and offcuts too.  Just cut and layer some circles - I've used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the circles. 


(Card inspired by an ellocindesigns card.)  

I've used the Winter Wonderland embossing folder with Shimmery White cardstock and cut circles from the beautiful Year Of Cheer Patterned Paper.  The snowflake is cut from the border panel with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies.  I've used the champagne foil sheets for the snowflake and matting piece.  


The nice thing about using Stampin' Up DSP (patterned paper) packs is that it all coordinates so well. 

Here's another version - this time using the lovely musical patterns.  Find this paper pack here: Merry Music Specialty Paper 

or on page 13 of your Holiday Catalogue.  


I think I'll make a thank you card for Jack's piano and guitar teachers with this paper.  Perfect for the music teacher or music lover in your life. 


Now I'm off to clean up my computer.  I unloaded my recent holiday photos and I think it is bursting at the seams.  Starting to do some WEIRD things.  Time to delete some old junk off it I think before it completely goes on strike.  I think all our brains feel a little like that don't they at this time of year.  Spending some time relaxing with crafts can be a good way to de frazzle at this time of year.  I hope you get some papercraft time this weekend.  

Cheers, Sue

PS:  Last few days of our Online Extravaganza Sale.  Don't forget the one day flash sale on Monday.  Find the sale here

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Christmas Gift Idea #2: Card Kits In A Gift Box


Looking for gift ideas for your favourite card maker or papercrafter?  

Next up in my gift idea series are the card class in a box card kits.   We've got a range of these to suit different tastes.  Some come in a lovely box - perfect to add a ribbon or bow to and pop under the Christmas tree.  

One of my favourites is the Soft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit.  (Find it here.) 

Kit 1

You get all the bits you need to make 20 cards - 2 each of 10 different designs in 3 sizes.  It includes a versatile greeting stamp set that you'll be able to use over and over plus an ink spot and acrylic block.  

Kit 2

Looking for a bright and happy card kit?  You or your gift recipient might like the Oh Happy Day Card Kit which also includes all the things you'll need to make these 20 cards.  (Find it here.

Kit 4

Or you can mix and match the contents and design your own variations.  

See more of our card kits here:  Sue's Online Store Kit Collection


Get in touch if I can help you with any product questions or some other gift ideas.  

Cheers, Sue  


Don't miss it:  Online Extravaganza Sale on until November 26th.  24 hour Flash Sale on November 27th.  Details here. 

Christmas Gift Idea #1: Love Today Planner


Looking for some Christmas gift ideas for the papercrafter in your life?   This is the first of a series of posts to share a few Stampin' Up! gift ideas. 

First up we have the Love Today Planner.  (Find it here.

This makes a beautiful gift for all those of us who LOVE our planners.  It has been popular with planner fans, papercrafters and the teens too.  It is undated so you can start it anytime.  It includes the usual monthly calendar pages and week to a view pages, plus some extra special bits like little pocket envelopes to include bits and pieces, photo pockets, stickers to personalise and make it your own.  


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Add photos.  Use it as a planner or use it as a memory keeping album and jot journalling notes each day.  Use it as a gratitude journal and write in 3 things you're grateful for each evening.   What a lovely record at the end of the year.   Have a teen with an instax camera?  They'd love this.  

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I love the little matching post it notes.  

The Love Today Planner is $64 and you can shop for it here

Pop back tomorrow for some more Stampin' Up Christmas gift ideas.  

Cheers, Sue


Other News:  Our week long Online Extravaganza is on until November 26th, then watch for a 24 hour flash sale on Nov 27th.  Details here.  

Stampin' Up!: Online Extravaganza Sale

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Do you love a sale?  The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale starts tomorrow (Monday Nov 20th).  

This sale has a few parts.  Tomorrow we've got a one day only stamp sale.  You can check out the stamp sets below to see if any catch your eye.  My particular favourites are Number Of Years and Touches of Texture.  Remarkable You is another very elegant one and a great set if you love colouring.  The sets are all 20% off.  (There's a PDF below with all the pricing info.) 

Here's a thumbnail look at the stamp sets that will be on sale tomorrow only - Monday November 20th.   It will be while stocks last.  (Click on the stamp set to head to my online store and have a closer look.  The sale price will display in the store once the sale starts.)  

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 Stamp Sale starts 20 November 12:00 AM and ends 20 November 11:59 PM.


The next part of the sale runs from Monday November 20th until 26th November (or while stocks last.)  

Here's a closer look at all the products included in this sale.  Click on the pic to head to the store for more details or to order.  (The sale price will display in the store once the sale officially starts.) 


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To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special 24-hour flash sale on 27 November, after the other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th.   There'll be more details on this one later.  

Here's a PDF showing you a list of all the sale items and the discount prices if you'd like to plan your shopping.  

Download Online extravaganza sale list

Let me know if you have any questions about any of the sale items or details.  Best way to take part in the sales (especially the while stocks last ones) is to order online.   Get in touch though if you'd prefer to email or phone your order through and I'd be happy to help.

Cheers, Sue

New Stampin' Up! Tool: Stamparatus - Reserve Yours On November 17th

Ooh some exciting news to share with you about a great new tool coming next year.  It is called the Stamparatus and is a nifty stamp positioning tool with loads of snazzy unique features.  


Here are just a few of the handy features.

  • Use it with our rubber (clear mount) or photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat included for use with photopolymer stamps
  • A ruler on the base plate and grid lines on the plates to help you line things up nicely.
  • 2 open sides mean that you can use it with larger pieces of cardstock
  • The 2 reversible plates give you a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • You can move the plates along in increments for repeated evenly spaced stamping
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place that store underneath the tool
  • Retail Price:  $85.00 

Keen to have a closer look.  Check out this video to see the Stamparatus in action.  



What do you think?  Looks pretty snazzy to me.  I can't wait to get one.  Now we've got a bit of a different process for this one.  Instead of making us all wait until the new annual catalogue next June Stampin' Up! are giving demonstrators and customers (yay to my customers!) the chance to reserve one during 3 set periods, and they'll be shipped from Feb 2018.  

The first chance to reserve one was Friday 17th November at 8am (AET) for shipping in Feb and what do you know?  We sold out the full allotment in about 15 minutes.  (I knew we craft lovers liked to break records!)  


The second reservation period is 6 - 30 December with an expected delivery date around 19 March. 

The third reservation period is 16 - 30 January with an expected delivery date around mid April.

You'll need to be quick on the day if you'd like to get one.  I'm assuming reservations will open again at 8am but will update closer  to the date if I hear anything different.  Set up your online account beforehand so you're good to go. 

After that it'll be new catalogue time and you can grab yours then if you're a patient person.  (June 2018)

Check out details below on how to reserve yours.    You enter credit card details when you make your reservation but it is not charged until the product arrives in the warehouse.  

Interested?  Here's some more instructions on how to reserve your one if you'd like to be among the first to get yours.  

Download AU_Stamparatus_Customer_Reservation_Tutorial

And here is a handy document with frequently asked questions.

Download Stamparatus Questions and Answers


Still got questions?  Get in touch and I'll be glad to help out.  

Stamparatus a new way to stamp

Cheers and happy stamping!