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Sale designed for Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine owners!

Click to see a larger view.If you have a Big Shot or another die-cutting machine, the new Weekly Deals were designed for you! Topping the list of favorites is the Magnetic Platform. It is a must-have for Framelits,Thinlits and Edgelits Dies.

The Magnetic Platform is worth every penny and more for the frustration, time and paper you save. It’s a steal at 25% off with the new Weekly Deals! But, the savings on the Magnetic Platform and Framelits (including the Word Bubbles Framelits used on my sweet and simple Sumthin’ Sumthin’ card) are through Monday, April 6 only!

Important! Today, March 31, is the very last day to get a FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 in orders in my online store

Always wanted a Big Shot? Can you think of a better time than today to order one? Add a sale item from the Weekly Deals and get two FREE Sale-a-bration choices too!

Weekly Deals

 

If you’d like to save on any of the Weekly Deals, order them in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

As always, please be sure to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you.
 
Stamping Smiles,
Are we seeing a glimpse of the Retiring Accessories List due to be released on April 21? I sure don’t know, but if we are, now is a great time to order anything you like while it’s 1) on sale 2) available to order!
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2015 Stamping Smiles 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration mini e-book!

Order now for only $5!The exclusive 2015 Stamping Smiles 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration has been made into a mini e-book!

 

Every Wednesday afternoon from January 7 – March 25, subscribers of The Stamper’s Insider looked forward to receiving my exclusive card idea using 2015 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration products, for FREE as a thank you gift from me!

 

I took all twelve Sale-a-bration card designs and made the 2015 Stamping Smiles 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration mini e-book It has all twelve projects with a large color photo of each project, step-by-step directions and supply list making it easy to duplicate the projects!

 

The 2015 Stamping Smiles 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration mini e-book is now available to order for only $19.95!
Order my 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration mini e-book!The Stamper’s Insider subscribers can order their own copy for 75% off as an additional way for me to say thank you for being a loyal subscriber!  If you are not already a subscriber, subscribe now to receive my Subscribers Only Special on the 2015 Stamping Smiles 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration mini e-book.
 
Stamping Smiles,
If you missed any or all of my 2015 Stamping Smiles 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration exclusive emails, order them in my mini e-book for $19.95 or subscribe to The Stamper’s Insider and save 75%!

 

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If you tend to wait until the last minute, it’s almost here!

Click for a larger view.We don’t mean to wait until the last minute, it just happens. And the last minute is almost here for the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration promotion. We’re in the final 32 hours of receiving a FREE Sale-a-bration gift for every $50 Stampin’ Up! product order in my online store!

 

Tuesday, March 31 is the last day to get any of the 14 exclusive Sale-a-bration products, including the A Happy Thing Stamp Set, Simply Wonderful Stamp Set and Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper for my lemon card.

 

These are your exclusive Sale-a-bration gift choices with every $50 in order totals (before shipping and sales tax)! 

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All the Sale-a-bration products pictured above are exclusive to the Sale-a-bration promotion. You cannot purchase them. The only way is to choose one for free with every $50 purchase in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com! But only through March 31, 2015.
 
Stamping Smiles,
 
 

 

The 2015 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration isn’t over quite yet. You still have a little time left to place your Sale-a-bration order in my online store. But not much time!

 

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Tiger lily-like flower with Stampin’ Up! Sheer Perfection Vellum

Stampin' Up! Petal Potpourri with Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum www.stampingsmiles.comWhen I colored the Sale-a-bration Sheer Perfection Vellum for this Petal Potpourri card, I couldn’t get it out of my mind how much the vellum reminded me of a tiger lily flower. Thought how I’d like to try it.

The thought got moved to the back burner with other projects taking priority, such as making exclusive card ideas for my 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration for my subscribers to The Stamper’s Insider (more about that tomorrow).

That was until my sweet friend, Michele Martin, sent me this beautiful flower bouquet!

Beautiful flower arrangement with tiger lilies.

 Can you believe tiger lilies are in the arrangement?!

Flowers from Michele Tiger Lilies www.stampingsmiles.com

 The thought absolutely had to come off the back burner to make a handmade card for my sweet friend.

Stampin' Up! Sheer Perfection Tiger Lily www.stampingsmiles.com

Tangelo Twist and Daffodil Delight are spot on for the tiger lilies. I sponged Tangelo Twist and Daffodil Delight onto the Sheer Perfection Vellum after die-cutting it with the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die. To make the color even deeper, the sponged Sheer Perfection Vellum is layered onto another die-cut flower in Tangelo Twist Cardstock. Also, the sponged side is on top. Turning it over muted the color. That’s what you do for the stained glass effect. For this handmade card, vibrant color was the goal.

The shape on the petals is pretty good. They do have the little point on the end. My flower petals are curled up, where tiger lily petals fold down. Master Gardener Mom would have caught that immediately. She grows beautiful flowers, I stamp and die-cut them. :)

Even though I don’t have a green thumb, my tiger lily-like card got two thumbs up from my husband.

A couple more parts to point out. The tiny polka dot background is another one of the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum  patterns. It’s layered onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock. The die-cut Garden Green leaves are also from the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die. “You’re the best!” stamped on half of Decorative Label punched Tangelo Twist Cardstock is from the Sale-a-bration Simply Wonderful Stamp Set. All the supplies for my tiger lily-like card are pictured lower in my post.

Here’s the thing. You cannot purchase the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum. It is available only as a free Sale-a-bration choice with any $50 Stampin’ Up! product purchase in my online store, and the Sale-a-bration promotion is only for two more days! Get your choice of one the fourteen Sale-a-bration exclusive products through March 31 only! 

Tiger lily-like card supplies

Big Shot

$99.95

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

The Sheer Perfection Vellum has 12 patterns! Get your own 6″ x 6″ stack of designer vellum for free with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase through March 31, 2015 only!

 

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Trying to duplicate the orb effect with Best Day Ever

Seems like we are seeing the flashes of light, or orb, everywhere. It occurs in photography, but it’s become so trendy Stampin’ Up! used it for one of the patterns in the Sale-a-bration Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and designed a stamp in the Sale-a-bration Best Day Ever Stamp Set to duplicate the look.

The flashes of light effect also keeps showing up in advertisements, as the background for words. The Stampin’ Up! card samples used the flashes of light in the background with another image layered over top. I wanted to see if I could get it to come out right by stamping directly on top of the dots, simulating what I was seeing in commercials.

Stampin' Up! Best Day Ever Stamp Set www.stampingsmiles.comIt took me a couple of tries to get it right. Started with too many dark dots and too few. Quickly caught on I needed to stamp off before adding more. But, they were spaced too far apart. Looked down on my Grid Paper and saw all the dots in various shades of blue overlapping each other. That’s the look!

Now you won’t want the darkest dots where you’ll be stamping your greeting. It could make it too difficult to read. Stamp and then keep stamping without reinking until the color is quite faded then start again. Be sure to be generous with the dots, and rotate the stamp for a more natural look.

You’ll want two colors that coordinate and contrast at the same time. My choices were Soft Sky for the dots and Island Indigo for the greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Feel Goods Stamp Set. Bold lettering will be your best choice.

The finishing touch to this incredibly quite but cute card was the Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon.

If you like the flashes of light, or orb effect, you’ll need to hurry. The only way to get the Best Day Ever Stamp Set is for FREE with a $50 Stampin’ Up! product purchase in my online store by March 31, 2015. That only gives you three more days!

Al the other supplies to make my quick Best Day Ever card are pictured below and linked into my online store.

Best Day Ever Card Supplies

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

Adding the flashes of light effect to your handmade cards is easy with the Stampin’ Up! Best Day Ever Stamp Set. Hurry, though. Best Day Ever is only available through March 31!

 

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Hey There Buds, Petite Petals Punch is 25% off!

Stampin' Up! Hey There BudsThis Stampin’ Up! Hey There Buds card was given a little dimension with the Petite Petals Punch. Through Monday, March  30, you’ll save 25% on the Petite Petals Punch when you order it in my online store!

Before punching, the flower was stamped with the coordinating Petite Petals Stamp Set. The polka dot design of the flower offers a bit of contrast with the white border against the yellow flower peeking out underneath. It was attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional (self-adhesive foam dot) and then give a shiny center with a Basic Rhinestone Jewel.

Like the multicolor flower? Grab your Many Marvelous Markers. This handmade card is from the Founder’s Circle swap. The colors used to color the flower stamp look like Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist.

The Crumb Cake Cardstock polka dots were made by dotting a Sponge Dauber inked with Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad. The yellow layer is So Saffron Cardstock.

If you’d like to get ahead of the Retiring Stamp Sets List to be released on April 21, order the 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills and Cardstock and any of the single stamps you like in my online store. Why the single stamps? Because in the last few catalogs, annual and seasonal, single stamps haven’t carried over into the new catalog. This has happened enough years that this year single stamps will not be eligible for guesses of ten retiring stamp sets on my annual Retiring Stamp Sets List Contest I’ll be holding in mid April.

As far as the Retiring Stamp Sets List, last year stamp sets were while supplies last. Huge surprise! That was the first year Stampin’ Up! did that. Stamp sets started selling out the first day! I’m recommending you order any stamp sets you have been wanting but have put off before the Retiring Stamp Sets List is released. I have no idea what stamp sets will be on there, but if you’ve been wanting it, don’t take a chance that it will be on the list and sold out before you can react. And it doesn’t end up on the list, no harm because you wanted it anyway.

One more tip, if ordering to save 25% on the Petite Petals Punch by Monday, March 30, bump your order up to at least $50 in Stampin’ Up! products because you’ll earn one FREE Sale-a-bration choice for every $50 purchase in my online store!

Hey There Buds Card Supplies

The Petite Petals Punch with or without the Petite Petals Stamp Set is a quick and easy way to step up your handmade cards. Save 25% off the Petite Petals Punch with the Weekly Deals through Monday, March 30, 2015!

 

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Less than 9 months to Christmas sale!

Endless Wishes Stamp SetChristmas? Seriously? Yes, because I knew you’d want to know Stampin’ Up! just added a bunch of 2014 Holiday Catalog products to the Clearance Rack with savings up to 80% off!

Clearance Rack items are only while supplies last.

While checking out the new savings, remember you will also get a FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 in product orders! But, you need to act fast because Sale-a-bration is only through March 31 and Clearance Rack items are only while supplies last in my online store!

Just some of new additions to the Clearance Rack

 

The Clearance Rack savings are in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com while supplies last!

 

As always, please be sure to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you.
 
Stamping Smiles,
It’s just a tad earlier to be thinking about crafting Christmas cards and gifts, but at savings up to 80% off, it’s worth a little time to ponder and see what’s available.
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Running low on a few items

Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor and Work of Art www.stampingsmiles.comThe supplies of the Hello You Thinlits Dies, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding, Clear Block Storage Caddy and Paper-Piercing Tool are low. When they run out of a product, it will be unavailable to order for awhile. This will be temporary, but how long it will be unavailable is not known.

When the Hello Thinlits Dies are moved to the Not Orderable List, that will also mean the Crazy About You Bundles will be unavailable too. If you wanted or needed any of these Stampin’ Up! products soon, order now.

 

 

Adding butterflies to our handmade cards is especially popular now that we’ve moved into spring. Seeing the Elegant Butterfly Punch added to the Low Inventory List was something I knew you’d all want to know. It makes it easier to plan your order.

 

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My Stampin’ Up! Blessed by God card with a twist

Same basic idea as my Stampin’ Up! Blessed by God Easter card I uploaded yesterday, but now with a twist. A twist that changed it into an entirely different card. Watch to see how it changed my card!

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my Blessed by God Easter card with a new twist video tutorial here.

Stampin' Up! Blessed by God Easter Card www.stampingsmiles.comPlaying around and coming up with a huge variety of handmade card designs that are fast to make, yet still fabulous, is my idea of fun! Fun because it makes it makes cardmaking easier for you.

In the Stamping Playground, I create a new video with a fast & fabulous paper craft project (mostly cards) exclusive for my Playground friends every week!

Stamping Playground membership site

Stamping Playground is a membership community for stampers who want to have fun while they learn, create and share! Learn more about what the Stamping Playground has to offer www.stampingplayground.com.

We’ll try not to have any fun until you get there. :)

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

Just can’t get enough of watching my video tutorials to learn my tips on how I made my cards? Then you’ll want to join the Stamping Playground!  It’s like being with old friends on my informal and friendly membership site.

 

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Label Love Stamp Set & Artisan Punch are 25% off!

Click to see a larger view.Stampin’ Up! did it again! They have included the Artisan Label Punch and Label Love Clear Mount Stamp Set in the new Weekly Deals. Save 25% with the new Weekly Deals! The savings are through Monday, March 30 only!

The Happy Easter Bunny card (Occasions Catalog) uses the Gold Fancy Designer Foil Vellum that is also 25% off!

On the same order with Weekly Deals, you can also order from the Occasions Catalog and get a FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 in orders!  But, Sale-a-bration is only through March 31!

Weekly Deals

 

If you’d like to save on any of the Weekly Deals, order them in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

As always, please be sure to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you.
 
Stamping Smiles,
Stampin’ Up! products are fantastic. Stampin’ Up! products on sale is even better! Every Tuesday you’ll find new savings for one week only! Come back each week to see!
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