Last chance list- grab these retiring products while you can!

The Last Chance list is out, and as is always the case, it’s a bittersweet time! It’s a goodbye to some favourites to make way for new favourites when the new Annual Catalogue is released in June.

As is ALSO always the case, these retiring items are available only on a ‘while stocks last’ basis, so if anything that you love and don’t yet own is on there, I would suggest you act quickly.

A clarification regarding retiring stamp sets

The list looks ENORMOUS! That’s because it includes stamp sets that are transitioning over to the new Cling stamp style. These stamp sets are retiring in clear mount and wood mount format, but will be available as the new and improved Cling stamp style in the new catalogue.

The following stamp sets (either clear mount or wood mount) fall into this retiring but not retiring category:

  • Accented Blooms

  • Animal Outing

  • Artisan Textures

  • Barn Door

  • Beautiful Day

  • Beautiful You

  • Bee Thankful

  • Birthday Backgrounds

  • Bokeh Dots

  • Botanical Bliss

  • Country Road

  • Crafting Forever

  • Dandelion Wishes

  • Dashing Deer

  • First Frost

  • Flourishing Phrases

  • Gallery Grunge

  • Healing Hugs

  • Heartland

  • Hold on to Hope

  • Itty Bitty Greetings

  • Kindness & Compassion

  • Label Me Pretty

  • Lilypad Lake

  • Little Elephant

  • Little Twinkle

  • Love You to Pieces

  • Magical Mermaid

  • Painted Glass

  • Peaceful Place

  • Perennial Birthday

  • Pop of Petals

  • Rooted in Nature

  • Sea of Textures

  • Sorry for Everything

  • Special Celebrations

  • Stitched All Around

  • This Little Piggy

  • Tropical Chic

  • Winter Woods

In a further clarification, some Bundles are listed as retiring also, but their components will be carrying over to the new catalogue as separately available items, also in the new Cling style. The benefit of grabbing these now is that you will do so at the 10% discount that bundles offer. Going forward, the bundle components will be available at their full price only.

These are the bundles to look out for on the retiring list:

  • Animal Outing

  • Beauty Abounds

  • Best Catch

  • Botanical Bliss

  • Forever Lovely

  • Geared Up Garage

  • Happy Tails

  • Lilypad Lake

  • Little Elephant

  • Little Twinkle

  • Love You to Pieces

  • Meant To Be

  • Little Twinkle

  • Love You to Pieces

  • Meant To Be

  • Painted Glass

  • Pop of Petals

  • Sea of Textures

  • Stitched All Around

  • Tropical Chic

  • Well Said

If you are unsure of anything regarding the Last Chance List, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! I will be happy to try and clarify whatever I can regarding retiring/not retiring/stamp style transition/bundles etc.

The important thing is that you seek clarification as soon as possible to avoid missing out altogether!

 
 
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Storage by Stampin' Up! - available now!

If you’re on my mailing list to receive my emails, you will have had a heads up last week about the introduction of a brand new product line - meet Storage by Stampin’ Up!® I’ve already placed my order for my first batch of storage, and could not be more anticipating of its arrival!

Want to know more? Read on for all the storage specifics!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organised, tidy, visible and trackable at all times.

  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.

  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable and modular.

  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral colour.

  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.

  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! Q&A

+ Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?

No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.

+ How high can I stack storage trays?

We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.

+ Can I mount my Storage by Stampin’ Up! products on the wall?

No. Our modular storage products are designed to sit on a table (or similar flat surface).

+ How should I use the Open Storage Cube?

The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments and small punches. For more inspiration on ways to use items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line, check out the configuration chart we created.

+ Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?

Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customisation in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.

+ Do I need a Storage Lid for each 5-tray stack?

No. The Storage Lid covers the top of Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cubes, so you need only one per storage configuration.

+ Are Storage by Stampin’ Up! products free-standing or stacked?

Both. We designed these modular storage products to be free-standing and stackable, so you can customise your crafting space to work best for you.

+ How many Stampin’ Ink Refills can I store in the Storage Topper?

You can store up to 20 Stampin’ Ink Refills (or other small items) in the Storage Topper.

+ Are ink pads difficult to remove from Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?

No. When you insert an ink pad into a storage tray, a small portion of the ink pad will stick out. We designed it this way, so your ink pads will be both secure and easy to access.

+ What material do you use to make Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?

Our modular storage products are made with white, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic, which is a lightweight and durable material.

+ How do the silicone feet work?

To protect your surface and prevent slipping, we’ve included peel-and-stick silicone feet with the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cube.

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Dear Doily and the final Sale-a-bration hurrah!

It’s the final day of Sale-a-bration and the final card that I’m sharing from my recent play session with the Dear Doily bundle

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I’m a huge fan of stamping in white ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, particularly with intricate and finely carved images like the ones in the Dear Doily Stamp set. That’s exactly where I started with this card, not knowing where I would end, but knowing that the White/Crumb Cake combo was the look I was going for.

As it turns out, I decided that adding anything too fussy would detract from the stamped background. A simply stamped greeting on my current favourite colour (I’m looking at you, Petal Pink!) plus some neutral embellishments (hello, Linen Thread and the FINAL DAY of Butterfly Elements!), plus a sweet little die cut doily, and I was happy to call it done.

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Do you have a current favourite colour combo? Does it stay fairly constant, or does it change frequently? Crumb Cake is always fairly constant for me, but my love for Petal Pink, I will admit, took me by surprise a bit! Maybe it’s because it’s like a watered down version of Calypso Coral, which has always been high on my list *grin*

Please make sure you don’t miss out on any of your Sale-a-bration or Sale-a-bration co-ordination loves! It’s the final hours and regret is a terrible thing! Perhaps head over to my online store to make sure you have everything you need before the bonuses are finished!

PS. In setting up the product list below to show you all the products that went into this project, I discovered to my abject horror and extensive embarrassment that I used a retired circle punch! The 1-3/8” Circle Punch has been a staple of my stamping arsenal since the very first order that I placed almost 13 years ago, but clearly I’m going to need to find a new staple (and start paying more attention!) #trustmeimaprofessional

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Butterfly Beauty engagement card

We are in the final days of Sale-a-bration, and as is often the case in the final days of anything to do with Stampin’ Up!, I have yet to share some of my favourite cards made with some of my favourite Sale-a-bration stuff!

First up, a card that I made for some lovely family friends who announced their engagement last year. We caught up with them for lunch during the summer holidays in January and this is the celebratory card I made.

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Such a simple card really, using just a few items and not a single stamp set, but I just love the fresh combination of colours, and a watercolour wash with some splattery silver embossing is always a winner as far as I’m concerned.

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The final days of Sale-a-bration also means the finals days of snagging the delightful Butterfly Elements for zero dollary-doos when you place a $90 order. Or indeed any of the other exclusive Sale-a-bration bonuses - FREE with either a $90 or $180 order.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another of the proceeds of my recent play with the Dear Doily, so be sure to pop back then!

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Delightful Dear Doily!

I got the Dear Doily bundle a couple of weeks ago, and with a weekend free of anything requiring my attention last week, I got to playing!

I love these fresh bright colours combined, and the white embossed greeting on the black cardstock strip is the perfect contrast.

A couple of additional layers underneath the greeting allow for some coordinating Bermuda Bay cardstock, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and a strip of the pretty lacey die from the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies, as well as some Whisper White twine for texture.

I wanted some coloured gems to coordinate too, but with nothing but Rhinestone Basic Jewels to call on, I coloured my own with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend.

Did you know you could use Stampin’ Blends to colour your embellishments..? Now you do!

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Want to see a simplified version of this card, using the same stamp set and a similar layout but requiring fewer products, less time and much less effort? I’ll be sending it out this week as my Weekly Wednesday Inbox Inspiration card!

Every Wednesday, I send out an email to my subscribers, containing a simply stamped card that I don’t share anywhere else!

Join in the fun and sign up to receive my emails!

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Sale-a-bration - final month and additional bonuses

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Sale-a-bration has entered its final month and the party keeps getting better!

Just released…

New products that co-ordinate with your favourite Sale-a-bration products!

Don’t want to fussy cut the uni-cycling frog…? Grab the matching Framelits!

Want to expand on the sentiments included in some of your favourite Sale-a-bration stamp sets…? The More Than Words stamp set can help with that!

Check out all of the available Sale-a-bration Co-ordination products, but be aware, they’re only available while supplies last…

But wait, there’s more!

Have you exhausted your wishlist of Sale-a-bration freebies, but have a regular wishlist that will earn you more?

Fear not, there’s now a third release of FREE Sale-a-bration items available to earn with your qualifying order.

 
 

Check out all the available options, paying close attention to the fact that the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper - previously available only as part of a Level 2 bundle with a $180 order - is now available as a Level 1 free item with your $90 order.

We’re in the final month of the best promotion of the stampin’ year, and it’s past the time when favourite and popular products start to run short, or run out completely! If you have a favourite, the best advice is to grab them while you can…

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Sale-a-bration - it gets better! Second release products available now!

If Sale-a-bration wasn’t already amazing enough, the newly available second round of freebies has landed, and it’s pretty amazing!

 
 

There’s a new stamp set, a new embossing folder and a bundle that features a coordinating stamp set and pack of Designer Series Paper that is SO beautiful.

Here’s a peek at the bundle…

With the popularity of this year’s FREE Sale-a-bration items (we’ve been advised that several products are exceeding forecasting and unlikely to last the distance until the end of the promotion, the latest of these being the Butterfly Elements), it’s a good idea to place your qualifying order asap so you don’t miss out on your fave freebies!

Puppy spam and a thank you card

At the beginning of December last year, we rejoined the ranks of dog owners after a three and a half year hiatus. Since we lost our last dog - an adopted Ridgeback X - at the ripe old age of 15, our youngest daughter has been the loudest voice in wanting to add another furry family member.

After a long search for the perfect addition to Team Klass, we finally found him in November and officially made him ours on December 1st.

Meet Bruno…

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The above photo was taken within a day of bringing him home, and needless to say the love was instant and mutual.

This next one was just last week - taken by my nephew.

Bruno is a Cavoodle, black as night, so much so that it can be difficult at times to tell one end of him from the other. He is super smart, an absolute delight and is SO loved.

We adopted him as a 12 week old from a local lady who also loved him but need to rehome him for reasons of her own. Having been shortlisted for similar adoptions in the past, we were cautiously smitten from the moment we met him and beyond delighted when she chose us as his new family!

This is the card that I made for her as a thank you for choosing us and for being so accommodating in the transfer of Bruno from her family to ours ❤️

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Simple die-cut thank you | www.sarahklass.com

We have been having lots of fun with Bruno, introducing him to the neighbourhood dogs in the park, teaching him manners at puppy school and practising tricks that my daughter finds on YouTube ☺️

Let’s talk puppies! What kind do you have??

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Smooshed butterfly beauty

We had a houseful of people over at our house on Saturday. Not that it takes much to fill our house, little old lady that she is. It was Australia Day, and as we have done in years past, we teamed up with our across the road neighbours and set up a massive slip’n’slide on the 50 metre long hill in ‘our’ park.

Once the sliding was done and the BBQ sausages were finished, as is often the way, my sister-in-law and her family remained for an impromptu takeaway pizza dinner and while the cousins gathered for a movie, she and I snuck off to my craft room.

Janny wanted to play with some ideas and learn how to create gorgeous watercolour backgrounds that are all the rage at the moment, so we did! She decided on the colour combination (Pool Party and Highland Heather for those of you playing along at home), and once the smooshed background was done, we played with different ideas and came up with this…

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www.sarahklass.com | Smooshed Butterfly Beauty

We added some silver splatters by mixing Multipurpose Liquid Glue with water, picking up the mixture with an Aquapainter and flicking it at the paper before sprinkling Silver Embossing Powder and melting it with a Heat Tool. It’s one of my favourite ways to add a little something to a card without overpowering anything else. Here’s a card I made last year using the same technique in gold.

A Vellum Stitched Rectangle provided a base for the Butterfly Element, and with a bit more silver in the form of Mini Sequin Trim and a swoosh of Highland Heather ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, we were happy with the result of our combined effort!

The Butterfly Elements and Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack are both items that you can earn for FREE with a $90 order (or earn them both when you spend $180!) Don’t forget that the ribbons are super popular and running low on inventory, so make sure to claim yours before they run out!

We had so much fun playing around with ideas and working together without having a single plan or idea of where we would end up. I was texting Janny yesterday morning, because at the end of Saturday, we still had all the elements just sat together without actually being stuck down, so I had to send her a picture of the end result, plus ask her whether she preferred a base card of Pool Party or Highland Heather…

I loved her reply text:

I had fun playing in your craft room! Simple and sweet and a bit of fun with technique. I really want to dedicate more time to getting my craft on!

Those are certainly words that I can relate to, you…?!

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Quickly, quickly...!

In case you’re not hanging out on my Instagram and Facebook pages, I thought it worth popping up a quick post to let you know some important Sale-a-bration and Occasions Catalogue news…

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The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (item 149623) may be one of our most popular Sale-A-Bration items ever. It’s been so popular, in fact, that it has exceeded product forecasting. Stampin’ Up! have shipments coming in, but because this item has been in such high demand, it will most likely not last until the end of Sale-A-Bration.

Moral of the story… If you love this ribbon, you will want to make sure to get yours for free with your $90 order sooner rather than later…

In other exceedingly popular product news…

These two characters from the Occasions Catalogue have also been running hot and have exceeded product forecasting in much the same way. Inventory of these two punches is expected to be depleted in the next couple of weeks, after which time they will be switched to ‘unorderable’ in the ordering system until another shipment arrives in mid-March.

While I can confirm that these two fantastic punches are set to carry over into the next Annual Catalogue due out in June, that’s not going to help with all of your delightful butterfly and cake projects in February…!

Different story, same moral - act quickly to ensure that you don’t miss out on either of these…

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So sweet! Family & Friends stamp set

The Family & Friends stamp set was on my must have list as soon as I saw it in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. It reminds me of a similar set that was available over ten years ago when I first started as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Does anybody else remember All in the Family?

I’ve just been revisiting blog posts from 11 years ago (11 years!) where I used that set a LOT and it’s safe to say that my stamping (and my photography and my own little family!) has come a long way… What a nice way to reminisce and chart progress :-)

As for Family & Friends, it’s a whole lot of cute people parts that allows you to create characters from the assortment of hairstyles and body shapes. Think Bitmoji for stamps, but with mildly fewer personalisation options…

 
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I made this card for my handsome man, not for Valentine’s Day (I mentioned recently that Valentine’s Day is not really my thing…) but just because I wanted him to know how much I appreciate him.

He’s been the chief cook and bottle washer (and driver and general everything) around here for the past several weeks since I had shoulder surgery. It’s been a tough few weeks for me being stuck in a sling and only having the option of one arm, but it’s been almost as hard for those around me who’ve had to take on all the things that I am physically unable to. He’s pretty great at the best of times, but these past weeks have been next level and I couldn’t be more appreciative.

 
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The background is simply sponged with Daffodil Delight Ink and a Sponge Dauber, while the little Tim and Sarah people are coloured with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut with Paper Snips.

I am super thankful that it’s not my stamping arm in a sling, or I would be even more stir-crazy than I am currently, and that colouring and fussy cutting (or card making at all!) would not be an option. It’s slow going with lots of breaks, but at least I can stamp!

Who are you currently most grateful for? I’d love it if you sent them a card to let them know, then let me know that you did.

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Simple stamping love!

One of the best takeaways from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event that I attended in Melbourne in November just past (aside, of course, from the swag of Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration freebies #demoperk), was the simple stamping message.

Having been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 12 years and a crafter for longer, I sometimes place undue pressure on myself to produce a masterpiece in every stampin’ session. Since I don’t have the luxury to create in the same chunks of time I’ve had in the past, this can (and has!) resulted in much less stampin’ output and the accompanying frustration!

As with many things, simple is often best, and this can also be the case for stamping. Not that I’m averse to adding all the bells and whistles to a card when the occasion calls for it and I have the time and inclination, but allowing myself to create simply and without the pressure is something I need to be more intentional about.

Thankfully, Stampin’ Up! is leading the charge and encouraging us to spread the #simplestamping joy! A couple of days ago on the Demonstrator Website, a challenge was posted with the following guidelines:

  • Theme: Valentine's Day

  • Supplies: Stamps, ink and paper

  • Bonus Material/Tool: You may use a punch

I tend not to buy into the Valentine’s Day thing in a big way but was happy to go along with it for the sake of the challenge, albeit bypassing the word ‘valentine’ and sticking with the old favorite ‘love you’.

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This was whipped up in a matter of moments and I am encouraged by how simple but effective it can be to stamp simply.

Will you take the challenge?!

I’d love to see some simply stamped creations, valentines or otherwise! Head over to my Facebook Page and share yours!

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All new cling stamps!

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If you’ve used Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber clear mount stamps for a while, chances are you’ve been frustrated from time to time about the lack of stick-ability of the stamp to the clear blocks. I have been known to add a dab of adhesive to the backs of my rubber images, or to bypass the image label altogether in an attempt to ensure that the stamps stays stuck to the block for the entire time I need it to.

Nothing worse than having a partly or completely inked stamp drop into the middle of a partly or completely finished project, right?!

In the way that they so often do, Stampin’ Up! has heard the pleas for help and developed a solution, tested it thoroughly in one of its smaller markets, and released it to us all with the arrival of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotion!

As with anything new, it’s important to take note of the differences between these and the “clear mount” stamps, as labelling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labelling instructions.

Note: Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently. Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the foam of the stamp.

  • Remove the paper backing from the label.

  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.

  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.

  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.

  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.

Best Practices

To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.) To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

More of a visual person..? How about some assistance of the video variety?

I already have several sets of cling stamps and love how well they stick to the blocks! I predict that you’re going to love working with them too.

Currently, there is a small selection of stamp sets available in the new cling style, however they will be phased in to replace clear mount stamps with the release of the next Annual Catalogue later this year.

Hooray!

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Occasions Catalogue 2019

Just in time to take advantage of all of the amazing Sale-a-bration benefits, the 2019 Occasions Catalogue has arrived with a huge range of new and exciting products.

If you have shopped with me in the past year, a real life copy of the catalogue (along with the Sale-a-bration catalogue) will be on the way to you shortly. In the meantime, you can download and browse a digital copy by clicking on the image below.

Love the project ideas in the catalogue?

Check out the Occasions Catalogue Sample Supply List to see which products were used for each sample and recreate your favourites at home!

Need inspiration?

Check out this array of videos produced by Stampin’ Up! to guide you through some of the amazing new products!

Ready to shop?

Browse the different product categories of the new Occasions Catalogue in my online store and shop from the comfort of home (and couch and pyjamas) whenever you like :-)

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Sale-a-bration 2019 - so many ways to celebrate!

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Sale-a-bration 2019 has arrived and it brings with a whole bunch of reasons for celebration. You can take part in several ways, each as rewarding (or more so) than the last!

Check out the Sale-a-bration catalogue below, then scroll down for the different ways to get involved!

Love the catalogue projects? Download the sample supply list so you can recreate your favourites!


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Spend $90 (before shipping and handling), choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure! There’s no limit—for every $90 you spend, choose another FREE product! Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $180 (before shipping and handling). Just look for the $90 and $180 reward icons throughout the brochure


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Get even more for free! When you host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration, you get $40 more in free products! You can even put that money toward the cost of your own Starter Kit to become a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.

 
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Starting 3 January, new recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose from two offers. These offers are IN ADDITION to the regular Starter Kit offering.

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There’s so much to love about Sale-a-bration, from new and exclusive products, bonus rewards and an AMAZING signing up offer like we’ve never seen before!

It all kicks off TODAY, so get amongst it in whichever way takes your fancy!

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24 hour sale!

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On October 23rd (ie. tomorrow), for 24 hours only, Stampin' Up! is taking 15% off a select range of stamp sets. The beauty of being in the west at times like these is that we don't have to stay up until ridiculous o'clock to start taking advantage of sales the start at midnight on the east coast!

And an extra hooray for daylight savings!

Part of the fun for me at this stage is working off my relatively tiny phone screen to post this. Our internet has chosen a decidedly inconvenient time to crash and burn and the wait time to speak to someone at our ISP is an hour. I'm hoping that the formatting of this post is way better at your end than it currently looks at mine….!

Check out the list of stamp sets on sale to see if any of your wishlist coincides with the sale list, then head to my online store in a couple of hours to snaffle them while you can!

I'll come back and post a direct link to the sale section of my store when it's live too :-)

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Beautiful (and stylish) birthday

Today it’s my work Head of Department’s birthday. I made her a card over the past several days, snatching moments in between work, family and life, so it’s been a work in progress for the best part of a week. Thankfully, my craft nook is just off my kitchen, so my crafting opportunities are literally found in between stirring pots of something on the stove or trying not to forget that I have toast in the grill.

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I was determined to blow some dust off some stamp sets that I haven’t used in a while, and Beautiful You was where I landed. My manager is always beautifully put together and looks lovely, so this background image and greeting were the perfect pick. I will admit though, that I have never seen her in a hat. Perhaps Melbourne Cup day a couple of weeks away will be the day for that *grin*

Some snippets of Share What You Love Designer Series Paper and a little length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon add a touch of extra colour and texture behind the sentiment.

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What stamp set shall I use next? Suggestions welcome, I have quite a collection that need some love.

Have a lovely day!

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Just Add Ink #430 - Pretty Floral Buffaloes

It’s a while since I stamped without a specific need for a card or end purpose in mind, so when I found myself with some time to spare and a strong inclination to wander into my craft room this afternoon, I was sadly lacking in inspiration and without a clue where to begin.

Thankfully, challenge blogs abound and a quick search led me to the Just Add Ink blog and their current inspiration challenge.

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The soft, pretty florals combined with the natural twine were exactly the poke of inspiration that I needed, and along with some new stamps from the Holiday Catalogue that had yet to see much in the way of ink, I was on my way.

Here is where I landed…

www.sarahklass.com | Just Add Ink #430 - Pretty Floral Buffaloes

The background is a result of some experimentation I have been doing recently with my current favourite stamp, a small array of markers and a ruler. I added a layer of vellum to tone down the pattern a bit, so that the main decorative element didn’t get lost among the plaid.

A piece of watercolor paper ‘smooshed’ with Coastal Cabana, some stamped and die-cut First Frost images and the promised Linen Thread, and I was done in surprisingly less time than I expected.

www.sarahklass.com | Just Add Ink #430 - Pretty Floral Buffaloes

I was really happy with how it turned out, and may even venture back in to make another, or at least clean up the mess I made with this one.

Thanks for popping by today, hope you have a lovely week!

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Colour Your Season - Exclusive products for August!

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August is shaping up to be quite the exciting month, with Bonus Days riding again, plus this brand new, exclusive to August bundle of coordinating loveliness!

Get ready to colour YOUR season (or all four of them!) with these beautiful new products!

Products details

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colours. Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.
Download the flyer with images and details of all products in the promotion

Download the flyer with images and details of all products in the promotion

Be inspired

There really is something for every season in this bundle, as evidence by the stunning samples from Stampin' Up! below.

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Ready for more? Check out Stampin' Up!'s Colour Your Season Pinterest board!

Love it already...? Be quick, these exclusive August products are only available until the end of the month while stocks last!

Remember - every $90 in your order total qualifies you for a $9 Bonus Days coupon to spend next month, so be sure to have your nine times tables at hand to make sure that your order total is going to give you the best bang for your September buck!

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Bonus Days are back!

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If you've been around for a little while, you might recall the fun of Bonus Days. They are on again, and taking part is as simple as spending in August to save in September.

Earn a $9 bonus coupon for every $90 in your order total during August, then when September rolls around (bringing with it the shiny new Holiday Catalogue...!) you can apply your discount codes to your order and save!

Questions?

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If you have further questions, make sure to get in touch, or if you're ready to start earning your coupons, away you go!

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