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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Monday, January 7, 2019

Two Ways to Say It With Love

Hi Stampers.  Today I thought I'd share a couple of projects I made at Cheryl LeFore's Stamp Camp the other night that use the new "All My Love Suite" from the Occasions Catalogue.

This beautiful and practical product suite on pages 4-9 of the Occasions Catalogue is all hearts and flowers and can extend way beyond Valentine's Day  covering you for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and other love filled occasions.  

Product Preview Video:  All My Love Suite

Here Are The Projects We Made at Stamp Camp:

Both the card and treat box are simply gorgeous.  These projects were quick and easy to assemble. 
The card is a combination of die cutting and stamping using the Forever Lovely Bundle.  The bundle includes the Forever Lovely Stamp set which has 13 photopolymer stamps and the coordinating die called Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies. 

Look at the beautiful detail achieved by overlaying the die cut panel on top of the stamped one.  Cheryl showed us how to set up the two coordinating stamp images using the Stamparatus and then stamping them with Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam inks.  The Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder created the beautiful texture on the white panel.  This is the first time I've used cardstock that has been embossed with this folder, and I was sold on it.  It was one of the first items to go on my 2019 Stamping Wish List.  

I also really liked the All My Love designer paper used on the bottom panel.  The floral images flow beautifully and the combination of Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Seam Foam is such a soft romantic mix.  This paper pack works for both the Meant to Be and the Forever Lovely bundles.  The coordinating 1/8" cotton ribbon was fun to work with too. 

The "Wishing You a Lovely Day" is one of those timeless sentiments that can be used for so many occasions and the font simply flows.  Love it!

A simple flower was stamped on both the envelope and the inside of the card.  The stamps in this set are called "distinctive" images.  To achieve a clean clearly layered image don't over-ink the stamps, just tap lightly against the ink pad to add colour to the stamp.  Also whenever you're stamping with Photopolymer stamps use a foam mat on your stamping surface to absorb the pressure on the stamp.   

Our second Project was this adorable Valentine's Treat Box made using the "Meant To Be" bundle.

Make sure you check out the video above to see how these dies cut out.  They are amazing and would make a great addition to your stampers "must have tool chest".  

The treat box was easy to assemble using a template that was provided in the class.  It measures 3 3/4" x 3" and is about 1" deep and was big enough to hold 4 chocolate Valentine Hearts (Hersheys) in the small cello bag.  
Well that's it for today.  I'm going to be sharing more bundles with you over the days ahead.  If you have questions about this post, or would like to see more samples using the All My Love Suite let me know.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot
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Friday, January 4, 2019

Cling Stamps - A Change You're Going to Love

Hi stampers. Yesterday I introduced you to the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration flyer and I hope you've had a chance to explore them. 

If you did, did you check out the exciting news and "Introduction to Cling Stamps" on page 3 of the Occasions Catalogue? If you're like me you probably looked at the awesome samples on that page and breezed right by the note.  

What's All the Hype About?
  • Cling Stamps are now available for purchase with the release of the Occasions Catalogue! 
  • Stampin’ Up!’s classic red rubber stamps are great for detailed imagery. 
  • No more frustration with clear blocks....the new Stampin' Up! Cling Stamp Sets come with adhesive image labels that will cling like crazy to clear blocks or Stamparatus plates  each time you use them.
  • Unfortunately for those who love Wood Blocks you'll see these phased out in the 2019/20 Annual and Occasions catalogues, with the exception of the large background stamps. 
To see more information about Cling Stamps please watch Natalie's informative video:

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot
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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Welcome Occasions and Sale A Bration 2019

Happy 2019 and welcome stampers!  Now that all the trimmings are put away and the festivities are behind me, I'm looking forward to this new stamping and crafting year and all it has to bring.  So let's get started...……

If you haven't already heard, today marks the start of Stampin' Up!s Spring Occasion Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration flyers.   

Warning.....there are so many great stamps, dies and accessories in this new catalogue, you may not see it all at one glance.  My catalogue is totally "dog eared" from trying to decide what I wanted. 

Click here for Sale-A-Bration Brochure
Here's how our Sale-a-bration (SAB) promotion works:
• Spend $60 (before tax & shipping) choose a FREE product from this brochure 

• Spend $120 and pick two FREE items OR choose one of the bigger SAB rewards! 

• Host a party or place a qualifying order ($300) and get $30 ADDITIONAL in Stampin' Rewards  

• Buy the STARTER KIT - our best deal - and get even MORE than ever! 
Sign up with my team during Sale-a-bration and you'll get $60 more in free products than usual as well as an option of getting a Craft & Carry Tote Bag.  What a great offering!  Call me to find out more.
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Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Clearance Rack Refresh

New items were added to the Clearance Rack today and are available in the online store Supplies are limited, with discounts up to 60%.  Products will go quickly, so take some time to check out what's new and stock up now.  

There are so many awesome products in our Clearance Rack right now:
• Card stock
• Ribbons
• Embellishments
• Dies
• Punches
• Designer Series Paper
• Ink Pads
• Ink Refills
• Love Today Planner & Refill
• Washi Tape
• Memories & More Card Packs
• Card Kit Refills
• Embossing Folders
• Stampin' Blend Markers

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Year End Close Out Sale..

The Year-End Closeout sale is Stampin' Up!s last chance to do a little inventory cleaning before the new year and Occasions and Sale-A-Bration begins on January 3rd. 

Here's all you need to know:

  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available only while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from the 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Host sets may be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.

Ordering deadlines:
Phone: January 2, 2019; 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: January 2, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to see what's on sale.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Six Day Online Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Starting on Black Friday

Six days. Three sales. 
One spectacular promotion!

I hope you're ready to save big, because Stampin' Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals on products from the Annual Catalogue.  It's time for their annual Online Extravaganza starting tomorrow!
Stampin' Up!s Online Extravaganza runs for six days. During this time, Stampin' Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales periods, each featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog.  All are at 10% off! 

Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!  

There'll be three sales periods throughout the sale.  Here's how it goes:  
  • November 23-24th is all about paper and embellishments,
  • November 25-26th is all about Stamp Sets and Kits, and 
  • November 27-28th is Tools and Inks.
While discounts will are available for most items, the following exclusions apply:
  • Host stamp sets
  • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
  • Big Shot
  • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period e.g., discounted cardstock will only be available during the Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will only be available during the Tools & Ink sale.)   There are no exceptions.

Happy Stamping!
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November 2018 is quickly coming to an end, and along with that the Catch a Snowflake promotion will end on the 30 or while supplies last.  Let it snow! Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products. With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!
Click here to see the PDF Flyer with all the products:

Let's take a look at this remarkable grouping of snowflake products.

Here are some Gift Card holders I made with it the other night:

Snowfall Thinlet Dies 
This gorgeous card utilizes the Snowfall Thinlits Dies  on the face of this cute little envelope that holds a message and a gift card.  There are 20 dies in this set and here you can see the largest one which measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.  These beautiful  snowflakes have been cut from glimmer and foil papers.  

The sentiments "Sending a blizzard of wishes for a wonderful season" and the "For You" tag are from the 14 piece Snow Is Glistening Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I've embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.

My second gift card holder features stamps from the Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer stamp set.

I've also used the Snowfall Thinlet Dies to cut the floral shapes.  Not only are these pretty winter card dies but they can extend into other seasons of the year too.  You've got to like that!

Happiness Surrounds

The background is stamped with the large medallion and the flowers were cut out with the Snowfall Thinlet Dies.  The "It's Your Day" stamp is perfect for weddings, congrats on a job well done, birthdays and other occasions. 
Remember this sale only lasts until November 30th or while supplies last so if you're interested in getting any of the products from the Snowflake Showcase, now's the time to act.  You may even want to combine your order with products that will be on sale tomorrow in the Extravaganza Sale.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

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