2021 Mini Paper Share & Swatch Books

Two great Designer Series Paper Options for the

2021 Holiday MINI Catalog!

If you love Stampin’ Up! like I do – let me share our Designer Series Paper with you. If you were to purchase all of the Designer Series Paper by yourself it would be a lot more, but by joining my share you’ll be joining other paper crafters to get a taste of all the papers at a fraction of the cost. And who doesn’t love that? The share price is based on the price listed in the Stampin’ Up! 2021 MINI Catalog.

Option 1: 6×6 Designer Series Paper Share

Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper not shown but is included

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:


This share includes 62 sheets of Mini Designer & Specialty Paper here is the break down

  • Painted Christmas, Sweet Stockings, Harvest Meadow, and Heartwarming Hugs: 6 x 6 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Whimsy & Wonder, Peaceful Place, and Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Papers:  6 x 6 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint and Cute Halloween Designer Series Papers: 6×6 of 6 double sided patterns

This is like our own little Paper Stack and it is a cost-effective way to “get it all”.

Cost $24 for each 6×6 share (plus $7.95 shipping)

You are welcome to get more than one share; spots are not held until payment is received.

Option 2:

NEW Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

It’s all the NEW Designer Series Paper from the NEW 2021 Mini Catalog and NEW 2021 Sale-a-bration Brochure AND this tool gives you a way to quickly see the coordinating Card Stock of each Designer Series Paper pack too!

No more hunting through stacks of paper since everything is in one place. And now you can get one too by reserving yours!

The Blackberry Beauty pack of Specialty Designer Series Paper is not shown but will be included

12 NEW Swatch Books – this time for the 2021 Mini Catalog AND 2021 Sale-a-bration Brochure

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 12 Swatch Books: Contains 6 Designer Series Paper and 3 Specialty Designer Series Paper along with 3 Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long. (Papers with 12 patterns are staggered at 1/8″ for easy flipping.)
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock that we carry listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’m doing this as a special offer and would need payment by the end of the day August 1st if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

Want to see them in action? Check out my quick Video

This video was from when we first launched our idea. Yes, this is from a few years ago so the patterns are different but you’ll get the idea of what you’ll be getting when you order this fun crafting tool.

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you to show at your parties

Cost: $35 (plus $7.75 shipping)

How to Reserve yours?

You’ll need to email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com) or call me (706 754-7124) to hold your spot ASAP, since there isn’t a lot of time before I need to place the order on August 3rd so you get yours as soon as possible after the catalog goes live.

EMAIL me directly at StampwithJini@gmail.com with your information listed below to save your spot in the share: (Note: For multiple shares and/or swatch books – contact me for a shipping quote…a Flat Rate packaging can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address (US only)

3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve

4.  Email for PayPal invoicing

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice for payment process (around July 26th).  I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the shares/swatch book.

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books if placed on August 3rd can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

I’ll do my best to fill these orders as quickly as possible. I’ll be placing my order first thing on August 3rd. However, if there are back orders, orders will ship when everything has been received.

More Maui Swaps & Pictures

Today I’ll be sharing some more of my Incentive Trip swaps with you and I hope you’ll enjoy them along with my photos from the Luau and last day at the Grand Wailea. So here we go!

This first card uses the Timeless Tulip stamp set (158327) and the Tulip Builder Punch (151295).

It’s a fun fold that teams up our New In Colors Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent. This is a great set for new stampers since it has some great sentiments and a punch.

And how about this next card using the sweet and soft Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (155499) and the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (155834)?

It’s another fun fold.

This next card uses the Henna Hearts stamp set (155665) found on page 100 in the Annual Catalog.

The Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper (155761) with it’s foiling makes an impact on this gate fold card.

And if you like dragonflies check out this next card using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224) and the Meadow Dies (155852).

The dragonfly just shimmers since it has been given a coating of our Clear Wink of Stella. And finally this last card uses one of our holiday bundles, Tiding & Trimmings (155716) that you can find in the Annual Catalog.

The Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (155718) sets the color pallet with Sahara Sand and Evening Evergreen. The Real Red Rhinestones (146924) add a lovely bit of shine to the star while the die add a texture and detail. Simply lovely!

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow I’ve got some great 3D swaps to share with you!

Mahalo Maui Luau & More

Our last full day in Maui was filled with friends, new and old. Stampin’ Up! gave us one last opportunity to gather as a group for a wonderful evening right off the beach.

A Quick pic with Shelli at the Maui Incentive Trip Luau

The smell of Plumeria filled the air as we mingled and gathered at our assigned seats to enjoy the evening and listen to the story of the Island.

Sunset at the Luau with my husband, Larry

My husband, Larry, loved his first Stampin’ Up! event as did our daughter who was able to join us. He told me later that I really need to earn the next Incentive Trip.

The Luau also gave us one last opportunity to wear our beautiful leis that we were given when we arrived.

I got a chance to meet 3 new stamping friends at our table.

It was a wonderful night to remember.

And this beautiful hand crafted necklace was my parting pillow gift that I found when we returned to our room that evening.

It was a trip of a lifetime and I have to say once again, thank you. I couldn’t do what I love and share what I love doing if it weren’t for you! I appreciate you and thank you again for supporting my Stampin’ Up! business and spending some time stamping with me.

If you’d like to see more photos of the Luau and my final day in Maui stop on by my facebook page where I’ll share some photos with you later today.

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Maui Swaps & More

Today I wanted to share some more of the fantastic swaps that I got on the Incentive trip. This swap was an optional part of the trip and we had a choice of cards or 3d. Today’s post again is all about the cards.

And there were lots who participated, the boards were so full that not everyone’s made it on to the board, mine included. But I’ve already shared my card with you on the 18th HERE along with the video and tutorial in case you wanted to see it.

On to the swaps… This first one is bright and cheerful and perfect for the event! Magenta Madness and the In the Tropics Dies (151495). Yep, no stamping just dies were used to create this card and the bright cheerful colors make it fun.

And check out this next card which uses strips of the 2021 In Colors.

Clever, right? the strips adhered to a Basic Black card stock piece and were then die cut using the Hippo & Friends Dies (153585). The sentiment is from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set (155385) and those fun little speckles from the Clear & Contour stamp set (154994).

Another bright and cheerful card using the exclusive Host Designer Series Paper, Pattern Party (Host 155426). It works perfectly with this bold stamp set, Biggest Wish (155052).

Our White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326) is perfect for this project since you can add color to the ribbon so easily! And inside is just as bright and fun, check it out.

The very popular Artistically Inked Suite is highlighted on this next card.

With all the gold foiling the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (155464) is sure to impress.

This next card uses the fun In Symmetry stamp set (155140), Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper (155605) and new Baker’s Twine Essential Pack (155475).

I love the way our Champagne Rhinestones (151193) pick up the colors on the card. And it’s a fun fold too.

My last swap that I wanted to share with you today is a Slim Line Card done in our 2021 In Colors.

They look so great together! The card was quick and easy since it uses the New Flowers & Leaves Punch (155373), Heart Punch Pack (151292) and the Banners Pick a Punch (153608).

Got a favorite swap that I shared with you today? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

More Incentive Trip Highlights

I thought I’d share a few more pictures with you from the Incentive Trip. This first one is of the Maui Gold Pineapple Tour, our guide Ken was a lot of fun. I can’t tell you how sad I am that we’ve cut into our last Maui Gold pineapple. I’m trying to figure out how I can hide it from the family without feeling guilty! Ah, well I guess I’ll be sharing it is too good not to share.

These next few photos are of the Stampin’ Up! excursion – we chose snorkeling and were so glad we did. We had a lot of fun being on a catamaran for the first time and watching the sails go up. While I just love being on the water, Larry can struggle with it and experienced a bit of motion sickness.

While our cameras don’t do justice to the fish the snorkeling was fantastic and there was a lot of variety too.

We spent a lovely afternoon around the resort. Here are some more pictures of the resort – these views never get old. Early morning I think was my favorite with the pinks from the sun rise.

To end the day we enjoyed dinner with Sherrie and her husband Jeff at the Maui Brewery Co. It was nice catching up and that we got to meet each others spouses after knowing each other for years. (I always enjoy doing Sherrie’s Shoebox Swaps at our live events.)

I had the Coconut Shrimp Fried Rice Sherrie said the other demonstrators were raving about. It was soooo yummy!

Whew, so much food and I loved the presentation. If you’d like to see more of the photos that I took from the Incentive Trip stop by my facebook page and check them out.

Then stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing more cards & the 3d swaps with you.

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If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Team Fun at the OnStage@Home After Party

I love sharing with my team and coming home after a Stampin’ Up! event is no different. While this year we gathered virtually we still were able to gather for an After party and share the excitement of the NEW 2021 January – June Mini Catalog.

So I created these cute little flag holders using the Quite Curvy Bundle (156228) that is currently available. I just love these little sweet birds!

I used the colors from our OnStage@Home swag so everything coordinated

and was able to put the logo on the inside of these folders with the little flag sticky notes. We are going to need lots of sticky notes!!!

I also put together some little charms using some images from the stamp sets, the catalog, and logo. Each one was a bit different

but they all had one thing in common – a prize patrol number!

Things were all set up for a light lunch and an couple of hours with the team.

Of course, no team event is without stamping, so I had packets for everyone with their little team gifts waiting for them all their stamping spot.

We also had a table to share all the Product Purchase Premiere goodies – there is nothing like being able to touch and feel in person!

And of course I shared my copy of the real Mini & Sale-a-bration Catalogs that they could look at too.

We made 4 projects using new products from the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.

And of course while we stamped prize patrol numbers were called and prizes were given out!

Lots of smiling faces

Want to see our projects?

Not only did stamp together, we got to use the new Blending Brushes found in the Mini Catalog and learn a fun new technique too.

I’ll be sharing these projects with you later so stop back by to see my tutorials and videos for these projects and more!

So what do you think? Sound like fun? Love the new items too? It’s just a peek of what’s inside the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog! And as I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? Right! 

Add the fact that you’ll receive a discount on all these products and you can’t lose! If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Crafting Enthusiasts are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the crafter who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

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Are you eligible for a FREE Stampin’ Up! 2021 January-June Mini Catalog?

I’m currently working on my mailing list for shipping the 2021 Catalogs (and will be finalizing it by November 29th)

You’ll be the first to get one (around the mid December) if:

  • Are you a frequent customer of mine? If you ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last three months (or 90 days) you are eligible to receive FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.
  • Have you hosted a Private Party? If you have gathered with friends in the last 3 months (or 90 days) you are eligible to receive FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.
  • Haven’t ordered from me for a while or are new? Place an order with me and you are eligible to receive a FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalog. (If you are placing an Online Order make sure your information is up to date and correct).

If you are not a current customer and would like to order a Free 2020-2021 Annual Catalog simply by paying for the Shipping, please contact me by email at StampwithJini@gmail.com so I can send you a PayPal invoice for $7.75 postage OR click the PayPal Button below to pay for the postage (Catalog will be mailed to your PayPal address)

Rocking with OnStage@Home

Yesterday, I shared with you some of the fun items I gave as team gifts for the OnStage event that is in full swing and so today I thought I’d share some of the fun items I got in the mail from Stampin’ Up! While we aren’t gathering with a LIVE event Stampin’ Up! is still pampering us with great swag!

Last night we kicked off the event with a private acoustical rock concert with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo! Sooo cool!

You could feel the energy through our chat room! Good thing, my kids couldn’t see me rocking out and singing along to classics like Love is a Battlefield! They’d be so embarrassed.

We also recognized everyone’s accomplishments around the globe and several million dollar earners shared projects they created with the stamp sets they helped design that will be in the 2021 Mini. You’re going to love the variety of sets they’ve created!

During recognition last night I was recognized in 2 categories

Know, I don’t earn these on my own. I couldn’t do this without you and my team members! I can’t put into words just how much I appreciate all of my stampers who allow me to share what I love with them. I never thought my world would become so enriched when I started as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Stamping and this journey with Stampin’ Up! has allowed me to learn and grow personally along with allowing me to meet and become friends with so many people I never would have met other wise. So thank you! What a great job I have!!!

While we are missing our special event for leaders called Center Stage Stampin’ Up! has sent us this little surprise to celebrate our accomplishments. It came in this lovely little box that coordinated with our swag box.

I love the way that Stampin’ Up! presents things – the packaging is always as beautiful as the gift and message!

Underneath was a great little gift and practical since they come in different colors and with a variety of charms too making it easy to identify mine.

I have to admit at first I was a bit perplexed by the bright blue ball at the end of this scissors charm, but later learned it is to protect and hold the point of the scissors when it’s not in it’s cover. What a aha moment that was. lol!

Want to see what was in the swag box? I’m loving the bright cheerful colors!

It was filled to the brim! with all kinds of goodies Grid Paper, note books, stickers, a fun gel pen and a OnStage bag! Can you name the colors? (I’ll list the answer below for you.)

I’m thinking this bag will be perfect for a day at the beach since there is a zippered pocket on the bottom too. (Can you say Maui? A great take along for our delayed incentive trip when we get to go next May) and these cute little pins are so much fun!

Not sure if I’ll have a chance to swap them yet, but this little guy is adorable with it’s big eyes and “snail mail”. I’m thinking they’ll be a sneak peek of what’s inside the 2021 January – June Mini!

What color is the Swag Box & Bag: Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Pool Party, Pacific Point, and Granny Apple Green. The colors are soooo cheerful!!! How can you not smile?

Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator? Right now is a great time, not only will you get a discount on your favorite products, you’ll also get to be first to order 2021 Mini Catalog products too, and of course you’ll be part of my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers too. We’d love to have you join us. Want to learn more? Click HERE or contact me today.

Stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing some fun projects from OnStage and more!

Meanwhile I’m all set up and ready to start Day 2 later this morning!!!

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If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

2020 August – December Mini Goes Live!

Everyone loves crafting for the holidays and Stampin’ Up! is giving us a Mini Catalog that is packed full of wonderful products! Our Holiday Catalog has been renamed and is now being called the August – December Mini, but you’ll be thrilled to know it has the same great selection of products.

August December Mini Catalog

If you are a regular customer of mine you should have received your catalog in the mail. If you haven’t received one yet, please contact me so I can get you your copy. Simply email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com

August – December Mini Catalog Organizational items – I bet you’re wondering if I’ve got my organizational items for this catalog and if I’ll be sharing them with you. Well of course I have, after all its a must. LOL! Seriously who doesn’t love to organize their craft area, right? And with our fall crafting it’s always great to have things at your finger tips.

I’ll be posting these items over the next few days for you – so stop back by often. Or if you don’t want to miss a thing, why not sign up to receive my blog posts right in your inbox? Click HERE to sign up (and then don’t forget to click on the link in the email you receive to activate your request to receive my information)

NEW Online Store Goes Live

Just a quick reminder about my Online Store that’s IMPORTANT :

Stampin’ Up! has launched our new websites today.   The links taking your directly to the product in my Online Store may not work as normal. They may simply work by taking you to my store but not to the product itself.    If you have any issues placing an order with me please let me know.  I’m happy to help.

Please remember these two very important things: When placing an order in the Online store: Please confirm you are shopping with me and that my name is listed as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (The new system will allow you to check out as a guest and bypass choosing a demonstrator. If that is the case I won’t get your order information and I won’t be able to mail catalogs, gifts, etc.).  My name is listed as Jini Merck and I live in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Since this is a NEW website, your bookmark and auto fill passwords may not work.

If that is the case you’ll want to create a new bookmark and sign in that way, saving it again to your password safe if you use one. Also, because of this your password may not work.  If that happens you will need to reset it. Because it is a new website and we are using a new email system for it, when you go to reset your password, the link emailed to you may go in your spam folder.  So you’ll want to check that if you don’t see it right shortly after you request it.

Please know that I’m here to help in any way as always. There may be a few bugs to start with in the new Online Store, so if you prefer for me to place your order for you I can. We can get through this together as always.   

Thanks and as always I appreciate you choosing me as your Demonstrator!

REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAY COUPONS STARTING TODAY!!!

You can start redeeming your Bonus Days coupons today! Place your order in my new Online Store or contact me to place the order. The choice is yours! But you won’t want to delay since these coupons are only good until August 31st and then they are gone for good!

When using your coupons in my Online Store you’ll want to enter them a bit differently than in the past. You will enter them in the check out screen.

And you’ll enter them one at a time then hit the apply button and then repeat for the number of coupons you’ll want to use.

Remember to make sure my name is at the top so I can send you your free gift!

Got a Big Shopping List? Join my team The Blue Mountain Stampers today and start saving!

Why not join my team and be a happy shopper? Right now is a great time to join with the new Mini Catalog and demonstrators get to preorder the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine during August. Yes, you read that correctly you can order it today when you join! As demonstrators we get to preorder products before they go live. Yippie! (It will go live in September).

Got questions? Here is some information and of course I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions in our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.) That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.
  • And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – It’s the best Kit in the Catalog!!!

Click HERE to learn more about my team and joining today!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code K3AK2D2F

Use the Host Code and I’ll send you a free gift when you spend $50 or more. It’s my way of saying thank you!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to send you your free gift.

If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Geared Up Garage

It the week before Father’s Day so I thought it would be a great time to share some wonderful sets that include Father’s Day sentiments. Today’s set is the Geared Up Garage stamp set (148590). It’s perfect for our guys who love those classic cars. And it is a perfect choice for my guy since he’s a classic card enthusiast. We spent a lot of time those first years going to car shows and swap meets. (I’ll share a photo with you later in the post of Larry’s baby with you.)

This first card combines the beautiful World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (152491)

I love the way that the Brass Foil (153057) has been used for the gears and pulls out the foiling in the Designer Series Paper too. The combination of Bermuda Bay and Basic Black is quite striking in person.

And this next card uses the color theme from my husbands car in addition to some simple stamping which makes it a great choice if you are just building your stamping collection. Classic – the Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Real Red makes an impact.

The Geared Up Garage stamp set also has coordinating Garage Gears Dies (151812) which make it a favorite!

On a personal note, here is the photo I told you I’d share. Back when we were first married my husband was working on his 1957 Chevy that he got when he was in the Army. He hauled it all the way from California back to Georgia. Here is a snap shot of it.

He had just completed restoring it before we got married, so we recreated my parents wedding photo from 1958 with it. We’ve been married 33 years now, but it seems just like yesterday at times. I’m wearing my mother’s dress, with a corset and big wooden hoop under it. That was an experience!

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More Organizational items for the 2020 Annual Catalog

Today I’ll be sharing with you my Die Case Inserts for our coordinating dies. I like the fact that these sit on my shelf with the stamp sets and have the same look. All nice and neat!

If the Die set is large I’ll add a second magnetic sheet to the other side of the case so I have plenty of room.

I simply print these Case Inserts off on Whisper White card stock, then trim and insert. Click HERE to learn more about that.

Here are Die Case Inserts for all the Dies found in the 2020 Annual Catalog – If you find an error or there is a problem please let me know.

You’ll need to order the Stamp Cases (#119105) HERE

  • All Dressed Up Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Banner Blooms Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Beautiful Boughs Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Best Plaid Builder Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Birds & More Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Budding Blooms Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Butterfly Beauty Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Cherry Blossoms Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Christmas Cardinal Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Christmas Layers Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Detailed Bands Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Detailed Hearts Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Dino Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Dockside Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Fabulous Florals Die Case Insert PDF
  • Field Tiles Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Flowering Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Forever Flourishing Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Friendly Silhouettes Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Garage Gears Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Garden Gateway Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Happy Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Hippo & Friends Dies Case Insert PDF
  • In the Tropics Dies Case Insert PDF
  • In the Woods Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Lasting Elegance Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Layering Circles Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Layering Oval Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Layering Squares Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Love You More Than Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Magnolia Memory Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Majestic Mountain Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Many Layered Blossoms Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Many Medallions Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Nature’s Roots Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Ornate Border Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Ornate Frames Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Ornate Layers Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Painted Labels Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Perfect Parcel Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Peony Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Pets Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Playful Alphabet Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Poppy Moments Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Smooth Sailing Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Snow Globe Scene Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Special Day Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Be Mine Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Lace Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Nested Label Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Rectangle Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Shapes Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Star Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Stitched Triangles Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Sunflowers Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Sweet Silhouettes Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Tasteful Labels Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Trio of Tags Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Well Written Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Wild Rose Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Word Wishes Dies Case Insert PDF
  • World Map Dies Case Insert PDF
  • Wreath Builder Dies Case Insert PDF

And if you prefer to keep the dies with your stamp set on your shelf you can check out my double case storage tip HERE that I shared with you earlier – there is even a video to show you how to do yours.

Enjoy!

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2020 Annual Catalog Organizational Items

I’ve got some wonderful items to help make organizing your craft space easier for you while you’re waiting for those fun new colors and products to arrive. I’ve done this with each NEW Annual Catalog launch for years (you can find past items by looking under the organization category) and I hope you’ll find them useful too.

First I’ve created a quick reference for the Designer Series Paper. I like this chart and keep it handy when I’m looking for the colors in the Designer Series Paper. Everything you need is on this one easy chart.

2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Chart PDF

I actually print this twice and cut one apart to put with my Designer Series Paper since the printing is bigger than what comes on the tag board backer. You can also keep my Design Tools & Color Swatch Books on your desk or with it too for easy reference. (I do both since I tend to bury the swatch book under everything on my desk when I’m creating, lol).

2020-2021 Annual Catalog Color Collection Inventory Chart

Want a quick way to know what colors you have on the go? I love this purse sized inventory list for keeping my items handy, so I’m sharing it with you. It’s one of my organizational items that everyone who is attending my week long Facebook Catalog Kickoff Celebration will receive with their Card Kits. It’s got all of our color families even the two In Color Families. Simply print, score, then fold to create a tri-fold reference chart that you can tuck in your purse

Color Collection Tri-Fold Inventory Chart PDF

Tip: Make sure when you are printing this chart to turn the second side so that it prints upside down. That way both sides will be in the same direction when using.

Labels, Labels, Labels – I love labels and these make things so easy. I like to have everything consistent so with the NEW 2020-2021 Catalog. I have created new labels for my hanging file folders, Refill drawers, and my Classic Ink Pads.

I know that the NEW Classic Ink Pads  come with these great labels stuck to the bottom for us to use (which I love),  but I like to also know the which Color Collection they belong to, so I still use these in addition to the ones already included. I simply place this on the lid of my Ink pads.

2020-2021 Annual Catalog File Drawer Labels (Avery 5167) PDF

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more items to get you started along with my Dies Case Organizational Items with you.

If you don’t have a catalog and would like one, why not contact me today to find out how to get yours!

Just a couple of house keeping notes:

With the launch of the new catalog some of our items have been turned off due to the item being on back order and will be turned back on when the supply is available again. If you want any of these items I’m happy to notify you when they are available to order again. Simply contact me to be added to my wait list.

Also if you are looking at a Collection, you might find the Collection has been turned off but not the individual items, as just one of the products included in the Collection is on back order. You can add the individual items to your order.

You should see a pop up telling you what the situation is when shopping in the Online Store.

If you have questions please let me know I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have.

The following products will not be available:

The following items are not yet available for purchase, although they are included in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog:

  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (item 149653)
  • Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (item 150673)
  • Base Plate & Die Plate Pack (item 149657)
  • Specialty Plate (item 154711)
  • Mini Base Plate & Mini Embossing Plates Pack (item 151003)
  • Mini Cutting Plates (item 151004)
  • Magnetic Cutting Plate (item 149656)
  • Mini Magnetic Cutting Plate (item 151005)
  • Impression Mats (item 149660)

The following items have a limit of one per order, until we are able to increase our inventory:

  • Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153122)
  • Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153120)
  • Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153121)
  • Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153123)
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153124)

In the meantime, we deeply appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these product delays due to issue Covid-19 has created.

Also, the following items have been impacted by Covid-19 Stampin’ Up! is doing everything they can to limit the impact (manufacturing, transportation, travel, etc.).

This includes the following items:

  • 100082: Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 101406: Jet Black StazOn Pad
  • 102193: VersaMark Ink Refill
  • 133456: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill
  • 132708: Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
  • 151508: Saddle Brown StazOn Ink Pad
  • 151296: Label Me Lovely Punch

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?Peak Princess Fun & the Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album

Last weekend was my Peak Princess event. What’s that? Well it is a special afternoon of pampering for those Team members who have earned it. We enjoy the time together, food, played a game, and of course create a project.

This event was extra special since it was our largest group yet due to everyone’s hard work – and I added a bit of a luau theme to the snack table to celebrate.

The hit of the snack table was the Artichoke & Mushroom Toast – not really Hawaiian fair, but since the Hawaiian pizza rolls I was planning on were a flop when I tried them, this worked out well since everyone seem to enjoy them.

Here is the recipe if you want to try them yourself. I found them really easy to do and prepped everything the day before and then assembled before the event.

Artichoke & Mushroom Toast

Taste of Home

  • 36 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 T. Olive Oil, divided
  • ½ lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ lb. sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 T. butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 c. Swiss cheese, shredded

Place bread on baking sheets; brush with 2 tablespoons oil. Broil 4-6 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

In a large skillet, sauté mushrooms with Italian seasoning in butter and remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place artichokes in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese; cover and process until blended. Spread over toast slices; top with mushrooms and sprinkle with Swiss cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield 3 dozen

Print a copy here

And here is the classroom waiting for everyone to arrive.

I shared the little Country Home Kit Kat Holders which were everyone’s “pillow gifts” on the table with you yesterday – I thought the thankful greeting was perfect to express my thanks to my team.

We enjoyed a game after everyone settled in –

Have you ever played the Right, Left Game? It’s so simple…. everyone starts with a package and then we passed our packages to the right or left depending on the Ink Pad story I read.

Lot’s of fun and laughter to go around!

After we did a Make n Take and created these lovely Folding Albums. My friend, Marni gave me one of these little albums last spring in a swap and I loved it so much. I saved it since I knew it was the perfect project for the day. I simply put my own spin on it.

It wasn’t hard to choose the paper I wanted to use. The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is so striking and you’ve got a ton of pattern choices in the package. Here is what the album looks like opened.

I’m looking forward to filling it with some photos!

Here is the gang working on theirs

Want to see how I made this album? The Team enjoyed making them so much I thought you would too!

Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album Video Tutorial

Oh, I almost forgot the tag or chip board is simply the extra piece in our Specialty Designer Series Paper packs – How great is that? You can up cycle it!

So what do you think? Want to make one for yourself? I think they make great gifts and of course you could stamp on the inside diamonds if you prefer rather than use it as an photo album. I think there are endless ways to use this amazing album!

Here is a printable version with the complete supply list I used.

Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album Tutorial PDF

I am so humbled to have such a fantastic Team, they truly inspire me to want to be the best leader I can be.

Stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing some of the projects they made

Supplies:

Paper: Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (149484), Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149985), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441)

Adhesives: Snail (104332/104331), Tear & Tape (138995), and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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