Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sugarplum Dreams Nutcracker gifts

Every year my sweet daughter is in our Community production with Ballet Arkansas, The Nutcracker. One of the most fun things for the kids to do is exchange gifts with their party family. This was Hope's year to be a Party Girl (something she has dreamed of since she could talk!) and we couldn't be more thrilled and proud. Isn't she beautiful. In case you were wondering, these gifts came together in a fraction of the time it took me to make these beautiful ringlets! 

I almost screamed when I saw the Sugarplum Dreams set from Stampin' Up in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  THEN we say these "son of a Nutcracker" hand sanitizers and an idea was born.  

We had gifts to make for boys and girls, so we made two versions. The nutcracker and ballerina were colored with my new Stampin' Blends (LOVE THEM SO!) and  I used the sentiment with my layering ovals to adorn the gift bags of Muddy Buddies, my specialty at Christmas. AKA crack...

I hope you dream of Sugarplums tonight and find whatever gets you into the full Christmas spirit! 

HOLIDAY CATALOG: Click here to see the current Holiday Catalog 2017
SHOP: Click here to shop online today!
HOST: Email me to schedule your own private class with friends today
BE A HAPPY SHOPPER: Get the best deal on all your crafty goodies. Click here to find out more

Monday, December 4, 2017

Merry Little Labels Hot Chocolate Holder

This past weekend I held my Santa's Workshop Event where guests made a gob of cute holiday treats, tags, gift card holders and cards. Hot chocolate holders are my most popular gift and this cutie is one of my faves. I cut one of the Acetate Card  Boxes #144628 in half (tip>>the opened flat box is 8" from tip to tip) and decorated it with a strip of Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper (1 1/4"). The perfect accent label was made using the Merry Little Labels Stamp set stamped in Memento ink on Whisper White paper and the punch layered on itself in black then white. Then I added a leaf punch and itty bitty bow just to make it adorable. I filled Stampin' Up's treat tubes with mini marshmallows and tucked it inside the box. Chocolate Santas are from Walmart and mini marshmallows were next to the hot chocolate. They are wonderful because they don't get all dried up like regular marshmallows when you are crafting. (they come pre-dried, like Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows). 

This Merry Little Labels Stamp bundle is available for a limited time only and is at 10% off, as it is on the retiring Holiday Catalog list. Get it now at bundled price of $35 for the clear mount set: 

Check out all of the coordinating products to this cute Merry Little Christmas suite! 

HOLIDAY CATALOG: Click here to see the current Holiday Catalog 2017
SHOP: Click here to shop online today!
HOST: Email me to schedule your own private class with friends today
BE A HAPPY SHOPPER: Get the best deal on all your crafty goodies. Click here to find out more

Sunday, November 26, 2017

On Stage 2017 Highlights - Day 1

Many of you followed my Facebook "papermadeprettierclub" for all the latest deets that we experienced at OnStage 2017 in Salt Lake City in November. The trip was unbelievable. If I could just click my heels and be back there, I would. One of the most special days of all is the day I went in early to tour the home office with my bestie Lana Dunn. Many of you know Lana, she and I met at a stamping event without upline Becky Liggin around the year 2000. We have grown closer through our children being born at the same time and her breast cancer. She is in stage 4 with metastatic breast cancer, but for God she was able to attend On Stage in Salt Lake City. We rented a car and like Thelma and  Louise ventured out to the Stampin' Up home office!

The story starts with a jillion, ok 75 swaps that I created with the Quirky Critters stamp set. Isn't he adorable? I was on a blends binge and it was FUN! Have you gotten your blends yet? 

Lana and I were kind of in shock at the Home Office with awe and wonder at the whole experience.

The sample displays were incredible. We took one million photos. 

I geeked out on the factory tour watching how our packages get packed and shipped!

Not sure how we scored a private tour of  the upstairs with Rett, the SU guru, but it was boss!  We go to see Sara's (CEO) and Rich's (CFO) offices WOW!

So fun to meet my Business development Advisor Nick in person! 

We ended the night with a perfect meal with our my team, my treat for all of their hard work.

The trip just wouldn't be complete without some fancy gifts for the team. They loved these bags I had monogrammed for them :)

Now off to bed because tomorrow we see the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG! I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza begins at midnight 11/20 and some items on sale Monday 11/20 only!

It's the most wonderful sale of the year!  11/20-11/26 at midnight there will be sales galore on Stampin' Up's fantastic products. 

FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING midnight 11/27- CT to midnight Tuesday 11/28

Special price sales items ends 11/26ENDS TONIGHT 11/26

Papermadeprettier customer special
All online orders of $50 or more receive 10 free handmade cards when you use this hostess code: NA7NV32C
Click here to shop online today!

The big sale ends 11/26, so don't miss out. 

TIP...........stay tuned for deals exclusive doorbuster 11/27 only!  

Paper Eye Candy Alert

Click here to see a showcase of our finest projects made from Holiday Catalog items by our Artisan Designers. You will be blown away by what these people can do with paper!  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

How To Reserve a Stamparatus TODAY!!!

Today is the Day!  Happy Stamparatus Reservation day!

The Stamparatus is a revolutionary tool and blows away the competition. Click here to find out more about the Stamparatus. Stampin' Up is using a NEW process to roll it out so as to expedite the shipping and avoid back orders (YAY), so I am going to demystify it for you :) PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS POST!

How to reserve my Stamparatus:

1. Go to my online store and set up an online account if you haven't already (already have one? genius! Skip this step and grab a cup of coffee)

2. Set an alarm for 3pm Central Time (1pm Pacific, 2 pm MT and 4 pm ET)

AT 3pm Central Time:
3. Go to my online store and look for a picture (more than likely) about it and click to order.
(I will be monitoring the situation closely and keep you updated on my Facebook group "papermadeprettierclub" make sure you are in that group). This link should work, but should it not, go to:

2. Fill out the form and enter credit card information (NOTE: the credit card will not be billed until the item ships in February) The screen will look like this...

3. At shipping time (February) You will receive an email that says complete your purchase. Add more goodies and get to you FREE item with qualifying Saleabration order! YIPPEE

4. Sit back and stalk the delivery guy. Be ready to be amazed, I can guarantee you this item breaks the mold of other Stamp positioning tools

: Each customer can only reserve ONE Stamparatus, Happy Shoppers/ Stampin' Up Demonstrators may reserve 3 Stamparati (is it Stamparatuses or Stamparati???)

There are three opportunities to reserve a Stamparatus (see chart below)... and if you're like me you'll want to get in on the first round!!

FAQ's about the Stamparatus:
Q & A for the Stamparatus
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see picture above.
Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store, you can find me with this info... Kay Cogbill, Little Rock, AR 72211
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please contact me for the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability
depending on demand.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Still confused? Message or email me. I'll be on alert at 3pm CT today!  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing..........the Stamparatus! it's MIND BLOWING!


I was lucky enough to be on the secret 200 demonstrator leader team that developed this amazing tool. you WILL need it in your craft room. Trust me. I was already head over heels, but when I saw it in action and touched it with my own two hands in Salt Lake this weekend, I died a little. It's that amazing. 

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
Reservation WindowsAvailable to Ship
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018
Approx. April 15, 2018

SET YOUR PHONE REMINDERS for NOV 16th at 3pm CT to reserve your tool.
At that time...........CLICK HERE >>>
Reserve now for the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.

Still not convinced? See it in action on this video:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stampin' Blends are HERE! + join the Stampin' Blends club!

It's here! Stampin' Blends Markers are available for purchase. I have been playing with this beauties for about a month and they are every bit as awesome as they can be. Why blends?

1. They color beautiful areas without streaks
2. They make wonderful shading if you want to go that route and are perfect for coloring beginners. Each marker color set comes in 2 colors, perfect for shading, highlighting and contouring your color with shadows and extra dimension

click here to see all the options and purchase yours today! 

Purchasing Options:

The complete set of the markers is $121.50 (27 markers)
1. The BEST deal: Get all 26 of the markers including the bronze, ivory and color lifter on a starter kit. $125 for $99 and no shipping! Click here to get your starter kit today. Use item ##147475 (then add on something for $2.50
2. Join my Blends Markers Club! (below) Purchase 3 sets and a single per month at $31.50 each! 

Papermadeprettier Blends Color Club
December 2017- March 2018

Can't swing the full $121.50 now? Color yourself lucky and join my Blends Club!  Collect them all over a 4 month period and be inspired by cute projects! 
Mark your calendars for December, January, February and March. I will email at the first of the month to go online and purchase the markers with the Hostess Code provided.  Orders will be due by the 15th. Only those using the code will get a make and take Video Tutorial as well as Make and Take supplies in the mail with a special embellishment each month. I will also let you know what stamp set will be used on that month's tutorial so that you can order it with the markers or use what you have at home. Be ready to learn how to use the markers to shade, highlight and make your projects look amazing! 

What else will you need?
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad $6 #132708
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill $5 #133456
THICK whisper white card stock $7 #140272

Can I participate if I already have the markers?
Sure!  You can order whatever you'd like that month and still receive the tutorials and prizes.  As long as you get the minimum order, you get the goods!  Pretties Team members will receive tutorials for free, just sign up on the form :)
TIP: The last three months will be during Saleabration, so you will want to plan to bump your order to receive a FREE ITEM!   

Nothing is due now, the first order will be placed in Dec 1st. 
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