Monday, May 31, 2021

Time is Running Out .....Join+ Promo Ends Today

Join + Details

Time is running out on the best promo of the year.  Join+ is the best deal you'll find and there are only a few hours left to save on shipping & handling and get your $206 starter kit for just $135.00.  

Why not take advantage of extra savings only available to Stampin' Up Demos today, and tie your starter kit savings in with the Last Chance offers of 50% off in the January to June Mini catalogue and you'll save a bundle.  But, you have to act fast as this offer closes at 10:00pm Mountain time this evening (see my note below about my free for joining gift).   

I'm extending my offer of a free stamp set valued at $23.00 to anyone who takes advantage of the Join+ promotion and joins my team by 6:00 pm tonight - read the details here:  I'd love to have you!  

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

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Saturday, May 29, 2021


With every retiring catalog comes a spectacular sale and this one's no exception.  The Last Chance Products promotion for the January to June Mini Catalogue begins on Tuesday June 1st.  


Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good and enjoy savings of up to 50% on some essential craft supplies.  

As with all of our retiring products, everything is “while supplies last” and some favorites will sell out early (maybe even before June 1).  The products from the Last Chance Products list can be used for a Starter Kit, so check out the JOIN+ Promotion currently running until May 31st, 2021.  Click here to see my post on Joining my team for additional bonus    

Check out the PDF version that's right for you:



Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Stampin' Up Demonstrator
AT 12:00 NOON ON MONDAY MAY 31ST, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Pansy Patch Thank You Gift Bag and Tag Set

Do you like to wrap presents or give your gifts in special fancy gift bags?   I'm a fan of bags and tissue paper, and I used to buy all mine at the Dollar Store.  One day it occurred to me that why buy bags when I have so many craft supplies right at my finger tips.  What fun and no more running to the store at the last minute to get a bag.  

When I'm stamping and creating, I always have elements and cut paper on hand in my craft room so I've devoted a gift bag drawer especially for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, get well, graduation time, and thank yous.  I also keep plain gift bags I've purchased on sale or rescued from the good will store.  You know the motto, "be prepared" well that fits me to a tee.  

As an example, here's a gift bag and tag set I recently made for a friend as a way of thanking her for a very special deed. Since my friend is an avid gardener and really loves Spring flowers I decided to use my new Pansy Petals bundle to create the perfect gift bag and tag for her and the bag was filled with fun stuff like gardening gloves, seed packages, plant stake ties and markers and a special trimmer she had her eye on.   What fun! 

Because I have the plain gift bags and extras stamped pieces and embellishments from this card making session, I was able to pull this bag and tag set together in a flash. 

Creating your own bag fronts and coordinating tags is also a great way to use up your retired paper and card stock stash..... just sayin'

Bag Dimensions:
  • Bag measurements
  • 1st layer - cut a 7" x 5" piece of Blackberry Bliss 
  • 2nd layer - cut a 6 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Fresh Fresia
  • Designer Series Paper -6 3/4 x 4 3/4" 
  • Topper  6 3/4" x 4 1/2" embossed with the Meadow Moments EF and cut with the Curvy Die. 
  • Design Element:  I cut a large oval from Fresh Fresia with the Stitched Layers die.  I layered pansies and leaves from the Pansy Petals dsp that were cut with the Pansy Patch dies.   A few basic pearls that were coloured with my alcohol markers were added.  
Pansy Petals Bundle
Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper

Meadow Moments Embossing Folders work like a charm with the Mini Cut N' Emboss Machine my new desk top fun machine. 

Cut layers and adhere with Tombo Adhesive. I cut the topper using the Curvy die setYou need to start with a larger piece of cardstock before you cut with the Curvy die and then I mbossed it with the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.

Gift Tag:
  • Cut one tag from Fresh Fresia card stock and one from Basic White using the Tag Topper Punch 
  • Before layering the gift tags together trim 1/16th of an inch off all three sides of the Basic White tag. 
  • Cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss and emboss with Meadow Moments embossing folder.  Glue to bottom of the Basic White tag.
  • Add two pansies and three leaves with Tombo and Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the "thank you" from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss 
  • Add 3 Basic Pearls that have been coloured with alcohol marker.
  • I used Iridescent Ice Stickles around the flower centers to add some dazzle.
  • Tie to bag with a coordinating ribbon and thick white Butcher cord.    

These bags are so easy to make and depending on how special you want them to be or the occasion, you should be able to whip them up in no time.  Here's an example of one that I made a few years ago for Mother's Day, that I absolutely loved.  The bag and tag featured die cut flowers and leaves from Stampin' Up's Botanical Dies set and the Everything's Rosy stamp set (both retired now).  

When I was making this bag, I didn't have any designer paper that I wanted to use so I made my own with a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) stamping sentiments and flower images from the Everything's Rosy stamp set by Stampin' Up.  

I die cut a variety of flowers from Pixie Pink and Strawberry Slush cardstock and assembled them with Tombo glue.  These flowers coordinate well with the abstract Everything's Rosy stamped images on the OSW and tag.  A variety of  leaf shapes were cut from Pear Pizazz and Mossy Meadow card stock and adhered to the mix.  I always add my flowers to a base with dimensionals for the top flowers and Tombo glue to the base.  In this case I started with a Pear Pizazz 3" circle die cut.   

When I gave this bag and tag to my mom on Mother's Day she was overwhelmed and happy with the bag.  It took her a long time to actually open it to look at the present inside.  She asked me to hang on to this set and I'm glad I did as I have fond memories of that day.  This bag and tag sits proudly on my display shelf in my craft room and I'll display it on Mother's Day from now on as a reminder of the joy it brought to my special mom. 

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

Just a reminder, if you're planning on placing an order under $200 (before s&h and tax) during the month of May on my On-Line Store, remember to add the above Hostess Code at the end of the order, and you'll receive a thank you card and a special Stampin' Rewards gift from me.  If your order is more than $200, you don't have to add the code, you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards, based on the dollar amount of your order (before s&h and tax).    

Thursday, May 20, 2021




If you Google the word "diversity" the common definition you'll find is that it is "any dimension" that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. Simply put, diversity is about empowering people through respect and appreciation of what sets them apart or makes them different.  It doesn't matter what sets them apart - it could be their age, their gender, their ethnicity, their religion, their disability, their sexual orientation, their level of education, their national origin and so on.  

Globally celebrating and acknowledging May 21st as World Diversity and Inclusion Day gives us a safe, positive and nurturing platform to develop an understanding of other cultures, persuasions, passions as individuals, families and communities.   Be sure to mark this annual event on your calendar and help celebrate our differences in a fun and creative way.  

How is Stampin' Up Celebrating World Diversity 
and Inclusion Day?

Stampin’ Up!s first value statement is "we care about people first". Caring about people first means treating others with kindness, respect, and equal consideration. 

In honor of this value—and in the spirit of World Diversity Day—Stampin' Up! would like to celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together our creativity!  They have designed a 14 page digital download to celebrate creativity and it's absolutely FREE for everyone.  

The download is called United Through Creativity Digital Download and features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual sentiments and illustrations that represent the multiple markets Stampin’ Up! engages with. 

Once again, it’s free for all of us!  Just choose the PDF version that works for you.  

Click here for the English PDF Version 

Click here for the French PDF Version 

Stampin' Up! hopes you’ll join in celebrating their one-of-a-kind community through the unifying force of creativity! To explore the United Through Creativity Digital Download simply:

  • Click on the download and save to your computer so you'll always have access.
  • Print your favorite pieces and use them to create cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper projects! Tip instead of printing the whole page, you can use your computer's snipping tool to create a file of the image you want. 
  • Don’t be shy—share what you’ve made! When sharing to social media, use the hashtags #UnitedThroughCreativity and #DiversityDay. 
Happy Stamping Everyone!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 
Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

Remember to add my May On-line Hostess Code if you're placing an order under $200 (before s&H and sales tax) and you'll qualify for a free gift and thank you card for me when the month is over.   If you're placing an order larger than that, you'll qualify your own Stampin' Up Rewards based on your total.  


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.  

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