Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Pick of the Crop May Paper Pumpkin Kit

 

Although you wouldn't know it from our current wet weather trend but summer is on its way.  We live in the "berry belt" of Canada so summer berries and fruit are top on our list.  This year in particular because of the shortage of bees and the wet soggy weather we've had our berry crops are taking longer than usual.  We'll just have to have patience and when they arrive  support our local farmers during this hardship time.  Can't wait!  

I also can't wait to get my hands on the May 11 to June 11th "Pick of the Crop" Paper Pumpkin kit.  It looks like it's going to be yummy! 

Check it out on my website store by clicking here. 
The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit is chock full of fun and includes many of my favourite colours and berry themes. This all-inclusive kit includes enough supplies to:

  • create 9 cards with card bases measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  - you get 3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 printed card bases featuring coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 
  • 9 coordinating envelopes (4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm))
  • Photopolymer Stamp set to express love, gratitude and style.  The sentiments say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more
  • a selection of die-cut paper pieces including some specialty vellum pieces 
  • a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • Adhesive
  • Bonus: This kit includes a canvas mini shopping bag that measures 5 3/8" x 6", which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. 

Note: Additional bags will be available to purchase separately on my shopping web site.

Just look at this cute little "bonus" canvas bag that's
included in this month's kit!  


This kit can only be ordered up until June 10th, so if you're interested in getting it don't hesitate.  Order it now.  



Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Penny Hanuszak, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Colourful New Reasons to Join Stampin' Up!

 

It's a brand new season for Stampin' Up! beginning today, and it just couldn't be any more exciting. Why am I excited to share this news with you:
  • We have a new Annual Catalogue 
  • Five brand new fabulous InColors

   Join Now Promotion 
Click here to Join My Team 
In Color Starter Kit
Do you love to craft? Would you like to earn a supplemental income? Do you want to be a part of a fantastic community of creative people?

Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Assortment Collection, and In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

That’s an additional $91.25 value of products just for joining the team!

For just $135 CAD, you’ll get to order your own customized Starter Kit with $165 CAD of products + FREE shipping + the business supplies you need to get started.

And for this month only, you’ll receive the following In Color products for FREE when you sign up between 3–31 May: 

    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper (item 160009)


    • 2022–2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection (item 161108)

    • 2022–2024 In Color Cardstock Collection (item 159204)

    • 2022–2024 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Assortments (item 159253)

    • Don’t miss out! Join now and with your Starter Kit and you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit ($30.00 value).
      This is a great opportunity to start out with the new products or if you were a previous demo to come back with a fresh start.  

HAPPY STAMPING!
PENNY TOKENS STAMPIN' SPOT!

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

My May Hostess Code Rewards

 

How did we get to May?  May is going to be an exciting month.  Here's what's coming your way:

  • The release of the new Annual Catalogue  on May 3rd.  

  • 5 brand new incolors:  Sweet Sorbet, Parkakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide  


A brand new Hostess Code:


I really appreciate receiving orders from my customers, whether they're big or small.  As a token of my appreciation you will receive Stampin' Rewards based on the size/amount of your order.  Here's how you can qualify during the month of May:   

  • If your order is under $200.00 before shipping, handling and tax.  You will quality for:
    • a  special thank you card featuring one of the new stamp sets and products for 2022
    • a PDF copy of instructions for the card
    • a Stampin' reward which I choose - it's a surprise! 
    • automatically receive catalogues mailed directly to your home for the catalogue year (if order is between $50.00 - 199.00 before shipping, handling and tax). 
  • If your order is over $200.00 you will automatically receive Stampin' Rewards which you can choose.  The amount of the reward is based on your total merchandise order (before shipping, handling and tax).   

  • You'll also receive from me:
  • a special thank you card featuring one of the new stamp sets and products for 2022 
  • a PDF copy of instructions for the card 
  • automatically receive catalogues mailed directly to your home for the catalogue year (if order is between $50.00 - 199.00 before shipping, handling and tax).
Just remember before you close the order on your shopping cart to add Hostess Code ZKYWQYDQ.   If you're not sure how to add the code contact me and I'll walk you through.  It's really easy.  

HAPPY STAMPING!
PENNY TOKENS STAMPIN SPOT

Penny Hanuszak, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator
pennyhanuszak@telus.net 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

 


It's the end of the Stampin' Up! calendar year and there's no  better time to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products than on a FREE SHIPPING DAY! When April 21st and it's a ONE DAY ONLY sale!  

Don't miss out so save the date!  That's right, all day on April 21st Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $100 CAD or more. This incredible deal only lasts for 24 hours so don't miss out.  

Here's What You Need to Know About Ordering:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the minimum qualifying amount ($100.00 before tax) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $100 CAD or more (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 April 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
DON'T FORGET TO APPLY MY HOSTESS CODE AT THE END OF YOUR ONLINE ORDER AND YOU'LL QUALIFY FOR A FREE GIFT FROM ME IF YOUR ORDER IS UNDER $200.00.  

Don't know where or how to apply the Hostess Code then contact me and I'll help you find it.  
PENNY TOKENS STAMPIN SPOT

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Flowing Flowers with new Stampin' Up InColors

 

On May 3rd, Stampin' Up is going to paint the town with these beautiful new In Colors which will be available from 2022 to 2024.  I simply can't wait to share them with you.  

Until then I'll post some samples showing off the beauty of these new In Colors.  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators get the luxury of ordering early which means we get to play with new products like the In Colors.  If you'd  like to get your hands on these beautiful new inks and other pre-order products it's simply one of the best times to get a Starter Kits for only $135.00.  To find out more contact me  or click here to join now.  


Here's my first sneak peak Flowing Flowers a 9 piece cling stamp set shown on page 36 of the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue.  This stamp set will be retiring on May 2nd, so if you love it you'll need to act fast.  I combined it with a retired set called Beautiful Friendship to create the flowery background. 
 
Flowing Flowers #157880 isn't just another flower stamp set, it's stunning!  I absolutely love the sentiments in this stamp set especially the "Just a Note".  Honestly when I bought this set it was because of the sentiments, but since I began creating with this set I've fallen with everything in it.  The flowers are simply dreamy and look beautiful alone or in clusters. Every single one of the sentiments is relatable.   This stamp set will be retiring on May 2nd, so if you love it too, don't wait to order it on my online store as it will be gone forever.  

Okay, what do you think?  Isn't this a gorgeous combination of colors.  This card combines four of the new colors (Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky) with last year's In Colors (Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia).  Oh my I think they are stunning!  



HAPPY STAMPING!
PENNY TOKENS STAMPIN SPOT

HOSTESS CODE FOR APRIL 
If you're planning on placing an order from my online store, please remember to add my April Hostess code at the check out if your order is less than $200.00 before Shipping & Handling. You're get a gift from me and a thank you card. If your order is over $200.00 no worries, you automatically earn Stampin' Rewards based on your order total and get your own free stuff.

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Even if you're in your jammies!  


Easter Friends - Ducks, Chicks and the Sweetest Little Rabbit



Sending Happy Easter wishes for a memorable Easter weekend your way. Whether you spend the holiday with your family and loved ones, with special friends, your congregation, or on much needed vacation my wish is for you to enjoy the time and to count your blessings.

The cards I'm going to share with you today were made with the Easter Friends stamp set featured on page 27 of Stampin' Ups! January to  June Mini Catalogue. There are 8 red rubber cling stamps in this set.  
Easter Friends #157737

I also used another stamp from the Mini Catalogue for a background in some of my cards.  It's called Oceanfront #157862.  This is a Distinktive 9 piece photopolymer stamp set, that's well worth having in your stamp collection.  The borderless images in this set are designed to blend seamlessly when slightly stamped over one another.  The panorama's you can build with this stamp set are not limited to seaside or beachfront views, they are only limited by imagination.

Oceanfront #157862 

So here is a sampling of my cards.  All of the images were stamped on Whisper White card stock with Momento Ink.  The duck, chick and rabbit images were coloured with Water Colour pencils and with the 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" frame from the Scalloped Contours #155560 die set on page 158 of the Annual Catalogue.  I used a variety of retired designer series papers for the mat layers.

Here are six of the different cards I made 


Duck:  Thank You For Your Order 



I used the Ocean Front images for the sky and grassy meadow in this card.  The sky was stamped in Pool Party and the grass was stamped with Pear Pizzazz.  The two mats are cut from Ombre DSP and measure
4 x 5 1/4" (Pool Party) and 4 1/8 by 5 3/8".  The duckling is coloured using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry watercolour pencils and the beak and feet for all images are coloured with a Pumpkin Pie watercoloured pencil. 

I stamped three chick images and fussy cut them.  The mats for this one were cut from Jars for All Seasons DSP (retired).  

This duck is simply adorable on his own, and certainly brought a smile to my face.  For this card I stamped direct to the Whisper White card stock.  

This bunny makes you go "ahh" the moment you stamp it, because the image stamps so well.  The card base on this one is Smokey Slate followed by two layers of Peony (retired) DSP.  Because both the papers and the image are super feminine this turned out to be a really good combination and so I used various papers from this DSP pack to complete my cards.   

To use up my scraps, I changed up the bottom matt and instead cut two strips of the Peony DSP matted on a layer of 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock.  The strips measure 4 1/8 x 1 7/8" wide.  I've also added some flowers punched from the DSP.  The gray in the bunny's coat was achieved by using a very light stroke technique with a basic gray watercolour pencil.  The cheeks are coloured with a Calypso Coral watercolour pencil. 

I coloured this bunny a little darker and used a blending medium and the watercolour pencil to move the colour around.  You have to be super careful when you do this technique as Whisper White card stock will peal if it absorbs too much blending medium.  I didn't have any pink pearls or other gems so I coloured regular pearls with a Rocco Rose blend and they turned out a nice soft pink to match the Petal Pink layer on this card.  

Well that is my selection of Spring cards.  I hope you enjoyed them and will leave me a comment or ask my a question about how these cards were made.  I'd be happy to help and always appreciate comments.    I can really see using these animal images for baby cards in the near future.  Unfortunately they retire the end of May when the new Annual Catalogue becomes available so if you would like to own the Easter Friends stamp set you should order it soon before it's gone forever.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot 

HOSTESS CODE FOR APRIL:

If you're planning on placing an order from my online store, please remember to add my April Hostess code at the check out if your order is less than $200.00 before Shipping & Handling.  You're get a gift from me and a thank you card.  If your order is over $200.00 no worries, you automatically earn Stampin' Rewards based on your order total and get your own free stuff.  

Annual Catalogue May 2022 to 
April 2023 Live on May 3rd!
If you live in Canada ask me how you can get a free copy of this catalogue.


Friday, April 1, 2022

Some Beachy Cards


Who doesn't like the beach?  So many of my friends and family have been saying lately that they can't wait for a trip or for the summer so they can go to the beach, so I decided to use a beach theme for some of my latest birthday card creations.

Stampin' Ups! January to June Mini Catalogue includes several stamp sets that make it super easy to create beach scenes.   They are Oceanfront Photopolyer Stamp Set, Paradise Palms Bundle, and the On the Horizon Bundle  Here's a selection of cards that I made one afternoon last week.  





Happy Stamping!

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot



Pick of the Crop May Paper Pumpkin Kit

  Although you wouldn't know it from our current wet weather trend but summer is on its way.  We live in the "berry belt" of C...