Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Stampin' Up! Sale! Free Shipping for One Day Only!

I love Cyber Monday!  It is way more my style than Black Friday.  Who wants to go out in the cold and fight the crowds in the malls when you can sit at home in your pajamas with hot cocoa and shop for crazy deals right from your couch?  Not me!

My poor little credit card has been on fire today!  I'm checking some gifts off of my list and doing a little shopping for me, too :)
I deserve it!

In my online Stampin' Up! store, I'm offering Free Shipping all day long!  So, make yourself some hot cocoa, sit back & shop.  Stock up on some of your crafting essentials like card stock and adhesives and treat yourself to that stamp set you have had your eye on.  Pick up one of our all inclusive card making kits like the one below for a great Christmas gift, perfect for your friend that always admires your craftiness, but doesn't think she's creative.  You can give her the card making set with a bottle of wine and then plan a night to make the cards together.  I really love to give "activity" sorts of gifts.  It keeps the fun going after Christmas is over!

This is the Soft Sayings card kit.  I love that the kit includes everything you need to create the cards, making it the perfect gift for anyone - even if they never stamped before! You can click on the photo to go right to the kit in my online store.

While you are shopping, don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack, too!  There are some awesome deals over there right now.

As a little thank you for your order, I'm offering a Free Gift with your $50+ Order when you check out using the Host Code: PE2JYKXA  in November 2017 

All of my current Sales & Specials can be found  HERE 

I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Week Long Black Friday Sale!

This week long sale starts today, Monday November 20th with a one day only flash sale!  For one day only, a select list of stamps will be 20% Off in my Online Store!

You can find the full list of Flash Sale Stamps in my Online Store, but these are my top picks!

The stamps above are on sale for one day only, but there are also a selection of items from 50% - 10% Off from 11/20 - 11/26!
There are some great deals this week!  Many past Paper Pumpkin kits are on sale up to 50% off!  
These are my top picks...

There are also lots of great tools & accessories on sale from 50% - 10% Off from 11/20 - 11/26!
These are my top picks...

Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack for more great deals!

Get a Free Gift with your $50+ Order when you check out using the Host Code: PE2JYKXA  in November 2017 

All of my current Sales & Specials can be found  HERE 

I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!

UnBoxing & Alternative Card Idea #1: November 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit Back in Plaid by Stampin' Up!

 I am so excited to show you guys my
November 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!  

This month's kit is called "Back in Plaid" and it includes everything you need to create 10 mini Christmas Stockings that are perfect for mini gift bags or gift card holders!  

In Paper Pumpkin's video below you can see everything included in the kit this month and how to create the projects as they were originally designed.

I love the stamp set included in the kit this month so I decided to use it to make some quick & easy Christmas cards!

In the video below I share how I created these cards using the stamp set from the kit and a few extra items from my stash.  I also share the details of my Paper Pumpkin Holiday Helper Pre-Paid Subscription Sale!  You can find all the details below, too :)

If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber you really should get in on the fun!  I love getting a creative surprise in my mailbox every month!  If you would like to learn more, check out my Paper Pumpkin Perks & FAQs!  I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!

AND for this Holiday Season I'm offering an awesome deal to make gift giving easy!  Give the gift of Paper Pumpkin!  We all have that person on our list that is hard to shop for.  Maybe it is someone you don't know very well.  Maybe they are the person that has everything.  Or Maybe you need a Secret Santa or Yankee Swap gift to have on hand for your office party.  When I'm stumped for a gift idea, I always like to gift an activity or experience.  A prepaid gift subscription for Paper Pumpkin is the perfect gift for just about anyone!  Who couldn't use a little creative escape?

Use Host Code: RCAWCYSU when you shop for a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription in my online store by 12/20/17 for your Free Gift!

Buy 1 Month - Get a Free Christmas Card!

Buy 3 Month - Get a Free Paper Pumpkin Tote Bag 
& Christmas Card!

Buy 6 Month - Get a Free Paper Pumpkin Scrap Bin
& Christmas Card!

Buy 12 Month - Get a Free Past Paper Pumpkin Kit
& Christmas Card!

All of my current Sales & Specials can be found  HERE 

I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stampin' Up! Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool - What is it, Why you need one, and How to get one!!!

I had so much fun at Stampin' Up! OnStage in Salt Lake City!!!
I will tell you guys all about it later, but right now I have to share the most exciting thing that I learned about at OnStage...
The Stamparatus!

Stampin' Up! has worked with a team of demonstrators for over a year designing this amazing tool.  I just about lost my mind when I saw it at OnStage.  There was a presentation showing what it can do.  After I saw how it positions your stamp perfectly AND has 2 plates for perfectly positioned 2 step stamping I was sold.  I wanted one and I wanted it now.  THEN I saw that it has 2 open sides so you can use any sized paper.  THEN I learned that the plates are reversible so you actually have 4 sides you can easily use for 4 step stamping!!!  AND THEN I saw the "hinge step" technique that you can use to create borders or easily repeat an image evenly without measuring!  So, as you can imagine at that point I was thinking of ways I could smuggle one out of the convention without thousands of demonstrators seeing me! 
hee hee :)

The best way to see it's awesomeness is to actually SEE it and since I didn't smuggle one out of the convention, below is a video from Stampin' Up!

This tool is so cool and innovative and Stampin' Up! is releasing it in a brand new way, too.  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators & Customers are going to be able to pre-order it at the same time and the pre-order process is going to be reservation style. 

The first reservation period is 
November 16 - 30th
  • The reservation period opens on 11/16 at 4pm Eastern Time and will remain open while supplies last.  I advise jumping on it early.  I don't think it will remain available through the 30th. I hope it will, but I think everyone and their mother is going to want one of these!
  • The ship date for this reservation period is approx. February 1st
  • You will need to already have a Customer Account to reserve yours.  I have instructions on how to create an account below in the Q&A section.
  • The Stamparatus is $49 and you will not be charged when you make your reservation.  Your reservation is just holding your place in line.  Your card will be charged when you complete your order & your order ships in February. 

Easy Links...

#1 Click Here to Create Your Account

#2 Click Here to Reserve Your Stamparatus

#3 Click Here to Contact Me

I can see when my customers place orders with me, but I can't see when you make your reservation.  Contact me to let me know that you reserved your Stamparatus and I will add you to my list to receive a Free Gift from me when your Stamparatus ships.  When you contact me you can also let me know if you want to be added to my list to receive new Stampin' Up! Catalogs (3 times a year) and/or join my Newsletter list (1-2 times a month)

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A 

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 the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers image 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 will need my info when you choose your Demonstrator...
Danica Ferrante
New Paltz, NY 12561

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship? 
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured. 

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets? 
A: Yes. 

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 see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers image above. 

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. (And remember, Sale-A-Bration runs through March! just sayin' ;)

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