Friday, May 7, 2021

Join my Team in May and You'll Get Extra Free Stuff


How about joining my team, and getting some extra products for free? This is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because between May 4th and May 31st you'll get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. 

That's right, from May 4 to 31st 2021 any new team member who signs up with me will get $206 CAD in Starter Kit eligible products + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! Normally you'd only be getting $165 CAD worth of products for your startup fee of $135 CAD. And, I'm evening throwing in a bonus deal on.

Who should consider this opportunity?
  • If you're a papercrafter and are looking to make friends who have similar interests to you, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you

  • If you would like to add more supplies and products to your stash, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you

  • If you are new to papercrafting and want to grow with your hobby, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

  • If you've been considering starting up your own home business, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

  • If you were a past demonstrator and want to return to stamping and papercrafting, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Here's the rules:
  • This promotion runs from MAY 4–31, 2021. Not before and not after - so don't submit your paperwork before 4 May or after 31 May because you won't be eligible for this offer.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit, you will be able to redeem $206 CDN for your $135.00 start up fee.
  • Include your shipping address so your kit ships directly to you.
  • You must use a credit card on which you are listed as an authorized user to pay for your kit and future orders.
  • Have your SIN number ready when you complete your paper work and it must be valid.
  • Failure to adhere to these rules will likely delay or invalidate your new team members’ sign-up process.


A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.  Click here to see sample Starter Kit Form.

The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.  

The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

Whether you want to start up your own home business, returning to being a demonstrator, or save on your paper crafting hobby, joining now will allow you to select even more products of your choice in your Starter Kit

There are so many perks to joining Stampin' UP! and becoming a demonstrator. Did you know that demonstrators get early access to products, a chance to attend demonstrator-only events, participate in on-line demonstrator groups, earn a modest supplemental income, and so much more. If you are missing your get-together's with friends or having something fun and rewarding to do since you retired, this might just be the opportunity for you.

If you know and love Stampin' Up! products, then you'll know this is an awesome deal.  Come join my team today, I'd love to have you!

If you join my team during the month of May 2021 I'll also add a Bonus stamp set valued at $23.00 from the new Annual Catalogue to your starter kit from one of the sets listed below:
Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Annual Stampin' Up Catalogue Available Today

It's the most wonderful time of the year Stampin' Up! demos and customers alike wait for. It's Annual New Cattie Day

Take a peek:

When my new catalogue arrived in the mail it was love at first sight!  Honestly I couldn't wait to get home and start poring through it.  I'm not ashamed to say I fell in love at first glance and it met all my expectations and more!  

Just check out that cover with all those dreamy new colours and images, doesn't it make you want to get crafting?  

Click here for PDF Copy 

As a papercrafter who enjoys everything Stampin' Up! there's no better feeling than indulging and dreaming about what I want from a new catalogue release.  It's pure bliss.  This beautiful catalogue and idea book has 176 pages that are full of card samples, tips and links.  Here are some ideas for you:

Beauty of the Earth:
The Beauty of the Earth Suite and bundle featured on pages 10 and 11 of the catalogue has a lot to offer! You will love the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Beautiful Trees Die set. 

Pansy Petals Suite:  
The Pansy Petals Suite has a lot to offer! You will love all of the amazing products included in this suite.  This was one of the first sets I purchased on my Pre-order and I just love playing with it.  Check it out on pages 28 & 29 of Stampin' Up!s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. And take a look at my sneak peek post for more ideas.  Check out my sneak peek samples

In The Wild:
The In The Wild Suite featured on pages 44 and 45 of the catalogue has a lot to offer! Those big cats are amazing.  You'll love all of the amazing products included in this suite including the Wild Cats Stamp set and Big Cats Dies. 

Expressions in Ink 
The Expressions and Ink Suite which is featured on the cover of the catalogue and can be found on pages 96 and 97 has a lot to offer! I'm in love with the Artistically Inked Bundle and it's on my wish list.  The watercolour wash look really appeals to me.  Everything in this set is awesome.  

Bloom Where You're Planted:  
I love house plants of any kind so I'm very excited about this set.  I'm scheduled to take a class featuring the suite in June, and I can't wait. I'm looking forward to playing with the stamps and dies in the Plentiful Plants Bundle.  What fun! 

Hats Off Bundle:
The Hats Off Bundle on page 47 is another one on my Wish List.  I can see many celebrations and occasions that this set would be perfect for and although it's geared to the masculine side, I have a lot of girl friends who are big baseball fans too!  Imagine that hat in Polished Pink with some bling thrown on.  You'll find the Hats off Bundle on page 47 of the catalogue. 

Five New InColours:

Along with the new catalogue, five new Incolours which will be available through May 2023 were released today. I think you're going to fall in love. The colours are Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen and these colours are featured in cardstock, ink pads, blends, accessories and ink refills.   Click here to see flyer: 

Click here to check out the new ink pads.

Incolour Designer Series 

Today is also the start of a new promotion for anyone wanting to join Stampin' Up!  The promotion is called Join +, and there are lots of benefits if you're thinking of placing an order for new products and new incolours.  

JOIN+ 4–31 MAY
Can sharing creativity really be a job? Yes! And you can begin right away. For a limited time, for just $135, you’ll get to order your own customized Starter Kit with $165 $206 worth of products + FREE shipping + the business supplies you’ll need to help you get started. T
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin' Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting—just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like. If you just want to join for the benefits but remain your a hobby demo that's okay too.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

So don’t wait! Talk to me soon about joining my team, or click the JOIN STAMPIN’ UP! button to create your business your way today.

If you join my team during the month of May 2021 I'll also add a Bonus stamp set valued at $23.00 from the new Annual Catalogue to your starter kit from one of the sets listed below:
Well that's all for today.  I'll be back later with more card samples and tips on using the new catalogue.  Cheers and have a good week!

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot
Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin' Up! Demo

If you are placing an order in May and its is under $199.00 before shipping and handling, don't forget to add my MAY HOSTESS CODE before you check out at the Till.  If you ad the code to the order, you will receive a free gift and a thank you card from me.  Anyone placing an order with me in May will also receive FREE a set of tabs for your catalogue.  

Monday, April 19, 2021

Another Catalogue Sneak Peek..... Pansy Patch

Over the weekend I had a chance to play with one of my new sets called Pansy Patch.  This beautiful stamp set and accessories will be available to Stampin' Up! customers for purchase on May 4th, 2021, when the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue is launched.  In the meantime only demonstrators, and those who sign up as new or returning demonstrators can get it in the Demonstrator Pre-Order.  

The designer series paper called Pansy Petals has richly coloured and designed images.  Two of the sheets in the pack had just pansy images and so I began gan by cutting out the individual pansy images.  There weren't any leaves on these pages, just the flowers, so I stamped rows of leaves to pair with the flowers.  I used my Mini Cut N' Emboss machine to cut out all the images, what fun!  

I used small pieces of washi tape to hold the dies in place on the paper, but the Pansy Dies are amazing and really hug the individual flower shapes ensuring you get good clean cuts. I stamped the leaves using the new In-colours Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. These also die cut beautifully, and it didn't take me long to have a stack of flowers and leaves so I could get on with my card making.

Here are my cards:

I made three cards each focusing on a particular card style that would show off the designer series paper (dsp).  

Card One: 

My first card is a flip and pop card featuring the Fresh Freesia Gingham dsp and card stock.  

This card took approximately 8 minutes from start to finish and I must say it's one of my favourite cards.  It looks so sweet and fresh.  I'm planning to make more using the new In-colour palette.  

I purchased a package of In-Colour Jewels in my pre-order, and they are absolutely beautiful.  They come in the new In-colours and I  added three in the Fresh Freesia colour.  So beautiful! 

Card Two:

My second card features a split panel of dsp.  The original piece measured 4" x 5 and I've cut it in half at the 2" mark and used the front for the top layer and the reverse side for the bottom of the card.  

I really like the combination of Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen in this striped designer paper, and how these colours coordinate so well with the Soft Seafoam of the card base and the background design in the floral portion of the DSP.

To showcase the flowers I die cut a 3" stitched oval from Soft Sea Foam and the next smaller size from Evening Evergreen  card stock.  I chose three of the larger flower designs and layered them onto the oval with a combination of Tom Bow glue and Dimensionals.  The oval was adhered with Dimensionals to the card mat. The leaves were hand stamped on Whisper White card stock and die cut.

I cut a strip of white cotton ribbon and secured it around the center of the mat to hide the paper seam, before adhering this layer to the card base.  I tied a small  bow and attached it glue dots, once the flowers were in place.  

To finish the card I added the "thank you" sentiment which was stamped with Versamark Ink on a scrap of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  This tag was die cut using the smallest die in Stitched so Sweetly.  

To complete this card I attached a tiny Bumble Bee trinket with glue dots and added some sparkle around the flower centers with Star Dust Stickles.   

Card Three: 

My third and final is called a Front Flap Fold and features a double panel fold and belly band. This was also a very quick and easy card to make.  The most time consuming aspect of making this card is deciding on the blend of designer series paper and what to layer on the belly band. 

I love how this Pansy Petals designer series paper incorporates some of the other colour collections.  This card has a Blackberry Bliss base and the layered circle is cut from Bumble Bee.  Although this is a very bold paper it has a rich tone that isn't overwhelming.  

Well that's it for today's sneak peek.  Hope you enjoyed it.  The Pansy Petal Suite will be available May 4th, when the new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue goes live.


Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sneak Peek - New Catty ....coming soon

The new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue will be available on May 4, 2021.

Being a demonstrator has it's perks.  One of them is the opportunity to order from new catalogues before anyone else.  My first order from the soon to be released 21-22 Annual Catalogue arrived this past week, and I'm over the moon excited to share a couple of sneak peaks with you.  

I was so thrilled with all the new products I received in my first order.  As you can see there are new blends, stamp pads, card stock, markers and embellishments.  There's also a couple of new stamp sets tucked in there and some awesome designer series paper.  

I'm in love with the five new In Colours for 2021 through 2023.  They are right up my colour alley in terms of colour hue.  A little bit between Subtle and Regal.  I haven't got a favourite so far although I'm leaning towards the Soft Succulent green and the Pale Papaya.  Here's a peek:

There are so many new stamp sets, bundles and dies to choose from but I settled for three sets in my pre-order.  

I made this card with a set called Party Puffin, and I guarantee this is going to be such a popular set. What fun!

The second one I've been working with is in a suite called Pansy Petals. Even though I've got lots of floral stamps and dies, I simply couldn't resist getting the stamps, dies and paper for this suite. It even came with some cute little bumble bee trinkets.

As you can see this is a work in progress and I'll be returning with some fun samples.  So that's all I'm sharing for today, it's time to get back in my craft room and create.  Come back again soon.  

Happy Stamping!
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Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 
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April Hostess Code:

If you are placing an order for under $200 Canadian before shipping and tax in the month of April, be sure to add my hostess code BRAKMUDX at the end of your order.  You'll receive a small gift and thank you card for your support.  If you're planning on placing an order over $200 Canadian, you will automatically qualify for hostess reward dollars based on the total of your order.  Thank you. 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

May Paper Pumpkin - Batter Up

May's beloved Paper Pumpkin baseball kit was made for celebrating the all-stars, MVPs, and legends in your life.  Whether it's for the men, Little Leagers or sport-lovin’ ladies this fun and nostalgic baseball kit is sure to hit a home run.

The Batter Up kit materials feature bold primary colors, classic pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and a stamp set fit for a hall of fame.  Corny, I know, but with the May Paper Pumpkin, there’ll be no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team. 

For even more fun, this month’s kit contains a chewy ballpark staple—MLB bubble gum! What a fun bonus item.  You can chew while you craft, slide it into a card, or save it for later.

Paper Pumpkin subscriptions offer thoughtfully-themed, all-inclusive project kits that encourage crafters of any skill level to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sweet Strawberries - Birthday Cards

How do you like your Strawberries?  I like mine fresh picked, sliced and served in a chilled bowl with a touch of  milk and a sprinkling of sugar.  Weird I know, but that's how I've always loved them.  

Stampin' Up! has a beautiful Strawberry stamp and coordinating builder punch bundle that's featured on page 44 of the January to June Mini catalogue.  This is fast becoming one of my favourites. I really like the images and sentiments in this set which could be used for many occasions.   

Sweet Strawberry Bundle 

Here are some cards I've enjoyed making and sending out for my February and March birthday cards.  Enjoy!

Since COVID 19 changed all our lives, I find I'm sending out more and more cards by snail mail and so I'm making them in batches instead of one card at a time.  I loved the design of the next cards because they are quick and easy to make in an assembly line fashion.

Assembly Details:

First of all a disclaimer, because I don't want you to be disappointed.  The beautiful Berry Delightful DSP you see featured on these cards is no longer available, as it was part of this year's Sale-a-bration promo.  But these cards can be made with any other designer paper or with your own One Sheet Wonders.  
  • For these cards I began with by cutting ten pieces of 8/12" x 5 1/2" Whisper White card stock and scoring it at 4 1/4" for the card bases.  
  • Next I cut 5  5 1/4" x 4" mats from Poppy Parade  and 5 from Garden Green.
  • Then cut ten pieces of designer paper into 3 3/4" x 5" mats and then cut each of these at 2 1/2" for top and bottom layers.  Adhere a top and bottom to the mat.  
  • Before adhering the mat to the card base, cut ten 6 1/2" strips of white cotton ribbon to hide the joint line of the dsp. Adhere each end firmly on the back of the card stock mat.  
  • Cut ten additional pieces of ribbon for the bows and adhere with glue dots. 
  • Add a sentiment (see note below).
  • Cut ten panels of Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4" for the inside of the card.  
I like to make all my sentiments separate from the cards and then I can choose which one works for the occasion.  So I made stacks of sentiments for the card fronts, by die-cutting stitched circles, ovals, and square pieces of Whisper White card stock, stamping sentiments including strawberries and leaf images, adding embellishments like rhinestones and then matting them on coordinating card stocks.   
When I'm working with a designer paper I like to make batches of sentiments that I set aside that are pre-stamped with a variety of sentiments and in all kinds of shapes, as you can see from this picture.  That way I'm always ready to make a quick card when the need calls.  

I pre-cut ten Whisper White mats for the inside of the card that measured 5 1/4" x 4".  And while I had the stamps out for the sentiments and design I stamped these inside panels.  I used left over dsp pieces to add strips to these panels.

Hope you enjoyed this selection of cards made with the Sweet Strawberry  bundle.  They were truly made with love and I enjoyed sending them out.  

Happy Stamping!

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator 

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If you're planning on placing an on-line April order and it's under $200 Canadian before shipping and handling, add my April Hostess Code before checking out and I'll send you a free gift and thank you card.  If you place an order over $200.00 you automatically qualify for Stampin' Rewards based on the total of your order.  Thank you for your order and support.  

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