Monday, November 14, 2022

Seasonal Sale November 15 to 18, 2022

Happy Monday and welcome to the start of a new week!  

If you've been waiting for the Seasonal Sale it's finally here.  You can create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale

Save on select stamp sets, dies, punches and dsp starting tomorrow November 15th and running until November 18, 2022 you can shop for select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and get the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale) 
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!


  • By Phone: 18 November 2022, 6:59 p.m. (MT) 
  • Online: 18 November 2022, 11:59 p.m. (MT)

PDF Copy of Sale Flyer: 


Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up! Demo 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Cut, Stack and Shuffle Swap Cards for #OnStage 2022

I'm so fortunate to live on the West Coast and to be able to participate in this year's On Stage Presentation that was held at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum on November 12th, 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  

Our trip from the Fraser Valley into Vancouver was filled with chatter and excitement as we anticipated all things Stampin' Up! and we weren't disappointed.  What a wonderful day and opportunity to get together with Stampin' Up! friends, old and new! 

Kathleen Nessel, Ethel Detemple, Debby Evoy, Me and Carmen Smith

Four at our table were celebrating milestone years with Stampin' Up! so we loved the walk across the stage and sharing our stories.  Two of our new Stampin' Up!
Demos were celebrating Quick Start and becoming new demos!  Yeah! 

New demo friends Carmen and Heather who recently joined Debby Evoy's team in the Okanagan. We were so excited and happy to welcome them to their first Stampin' Up! OnStage event.

My walk of pride for 15 years with Stampin' Up! 

One of the best parts of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has been the enduring friendships and the camaraderie I share not only with demos who live in my area but with those who live across the world.  Stampin' Up! really has done a lot by hosting these type of gatherings to bring us together with common goals, sharing and caring and lasting friendships.   

Here is a look at my swap cards:
Swapping cards with other demos is an old tradition that brings great joy and anticipation.  In past years I've made as many as 80 swap cards and participated in several different sways.  However because of time constraints, I was only able to make seventeen, but I put a lot of love and attention to detail in those cards and I hope they'll bring a spark of creativity to those who received them.  

Most demonstrators make just 5 1/4" x 4" card fronts for their swaps.  Because I was making so few swaps I decided to make mine extra special and included a full card and envelope in the swap package.

The purpose of my swap cards was to highlight the Cut, Stack and Shuffle technique, and feature products from the Tea Boutique Collection on pages 12 and 13 of the Annual Catalogue.

How I made my cards: 

How to Stack, Cut, and Shuffle to make four separate cards. 

Card Bases: 
I began with the Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes for my  my card base.  
You get twenty 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card bases and matching envelopes in this beautifully coordinated set.  Adhere mats #1 and #2 to the card base following the  

Layering Mat #1:  Cut four mats in coordinating colours with the DSP to 4 x 5  1/4" set aside. 

Layering Mat (Mat #2 in the picture):  Cut four 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White Mats and set aside until shuffle step. 
Begin by selecting 4 coordinating patterns of DSP. Pay attention to whether the pattern on the selected DSP are all running in the same direction, and then make your cuts to work with the pattern. Remember that the finished layer can be adhered to your card either horizontally or vertically, so pay attention to whether the pattern on your dsp selection is running in the same direction before making any cuts.  Once your designs are chosen stack them with the patterns running in the same direction.  

  • Take your stack of papers and begin trimming all 4 layers at one time. 
  • Start on the long side of the stack and cut in half at 3".  You'll now have a stack of top and bottom pieces.  
  • Take the top portion of the stack and on the short side cut at 1 3/4".  You will now have 2 stacks each measuring 1 3/4" x 3".  Set those beside each other.  
  • Cut the remaining bottom stack into two pieces beginning at 2 1/2" on the short side.  Your two bottom stacks will measure 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" and 1" x 1 3/4".  Group these two stacks below the top ones. 
  • Starting at the left side of the top layer of dsp pieces of think of them as being numbered 1,2, 3 and 4.
Place the Whisper White mat layers beside your DSP stack and begin the shuffle:
  • Move piece #1 onto the top left hand side of the top mat. 
  • Move the top of stack #2 to the bottom of the stack and take the new #2 piece and position it on the white mat.  
  • Move the top two pieces of stack #4 to the bottom of that stack and take the new top piece and move it to its position on the white mat. 
  • To finish move the  top piece of stack #3 and the next two layers below it and move them to the bottom of stack #3.  Move the new top of stack #3 to the white mat.  
  • You have now completed the first shuffle and can adhere these dsp pieces to the white layer. 
  • For the 2nd, 3rd and 4th card mats you simply move your dsp pieces to the mat layers, they do not need reshuffling because they're already sorted into different patterns. 
  • Finish your cards by deciding if you're going to make horizontal or vertical cards, and then adhere the mats accordingly.  
If my instructions are confusing, you may want to search on Google or Youtube for a Stack, Cut and Shuffle technique video.  When you find one, please note that the size of paper and the measurements for the cuts may be different to what I've noted above, however the shuffle technique will always be the same as my instructions.  

For the decorative images and sentiment I used the Cup of Tea stamp set and Teacup die bundle.  

Each card was made exactly the same with only the colours changed for the tea cup, the sentiment and the little flowers and time for tea tags.  The leaves were stamped with Garden Green, Old Olive and Parakeet Party inks.  

I hope you enjoyed this post and that my details on how to do the Cut, Stack and Shuffle technique were helpful.  If you live in Canada and want to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator why not join my team, I'd love to have you.  

Until next time..........

Happy Stamping! 
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up! Demo

Monday, November 7, 2022

Glitzy Glam Birthday Wishes - FMS#560

Update November 9, 2022  Winners FMS #560

Wow, I'm doing the happy dance.  I just discovered that my Glitz & Glam card for Freshly Made Sketches #560 was picked by Amy from the Clean Team as one of the Princesses. Click on this link to see who the Queen of Clean and the other Princesses were.  So many awesome cards.   Thanks so much FMS and Amy.  You made my week! 

Freshly Made Sketches #560

Happy Monday, hope your week ahead is full of good times.  

Jen Mitchell's sketch design for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week was really timely as I'd been asked to design a "glitzy glam" black, white and gold milestone birthday card.

Here's My Card: 

I started with a Whisper White 5" x 10" card base scored at 5" and added a 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" layer of gold glimmer paper. Before adhering this glimmer paper I used the beautiful oval layering dies from the Fitting Florets collection to cut the large oval from the center. 

For the next layer I cut a 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 piece of paper from the Silver and Gold designer series papers (retired Sale-A-Bration paper).  Then I cut this into 2 pieces measuring 2" x 4 3/4" and 2 1/2" x 4 3/4".  These were adhered to the glimmer paper leaving a 1/4" gap between the two.  

I cut another oval frame from Whisper White card stock and used the center oval for my sentiment.  I stamped the "For a Special Person on a Special Day" sentiment from the Framed Florets stamp set, in Momento Black Ink.  This oval was attached to the center of the glimmer oval with dimensionals.  

I also stamped off five flowers using the small and larger floral stamp on a scrap of Whisper White.  these flowers were arranged around the left side of the oval and leaves and a floral sprig were die cut from Basic Black and added to the grouping.  To finish off the card front I added five of the Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls embellishments that came in the Framed Florets collection to the flower centers.  Love them!  

For the inside of the card I cut a 4 7/8" square of Whisper White and stamped it with one of the birthday sentiments from the Framed Florets stamp set. There was a 4 3/4" x 1 1/4" strip of the Silver and Gold dsp left over from the front cut, so I adhered that along the bottom of the mat.  Love it!  
For the first time ever Stampin' Up! has named the coordinating dies the same as the stamp set.  So, in this bundle you will get the Framed Florets stamp set and the Framed Florets Dies.  I'm super excited about that, as it makes finding your dies in your stash a whole lot easier.  Way to go Stampin' Up! 

I couldn't help editing this photo so I could see what the same card would look like in silver, white and black............... and yes it would be beautiful too! 

I hope you enjoyed this card.  It was simple, quick and easy to make.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Fitting Florets Pre-Release November 1st, 2022

You may have already seen images and advertising on other Stampin' Up Demo sites and on Youtube for the Fitting Florets Collection. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator one of the perks we get is a pre-order period on new promotions. Today I'm here to offer you a special perk as a customer or Stampin' Up! product user.

Fitting Florets Collection now available 

Starting today until January 4th, 2023, you are eligible to order all the products from the Fitting Florets collection. Here's a link to the flyer that provides all the order numbers and details.

You simply have to see this collection to see how versatile it is and that it extends well beyond the holiday season. In fact, some items from this collection will be featured in the January to June Mini Catalogue that comes out on January 4th, 2023.

Here's a video from Stamin' Up! that shows you just what is included in the collection and how those beautiful oval dies interact to create so many perfect designs and ideas.

Starting 1 November 2022, customers can order items from the Fitting Florets Collection. All items in the collection can be ordered separately and no limits apply during the customer sales period.

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

*Available in English and French

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

*Available in English and French

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards, however the Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129) cannot be purchased at 50% off as part of the Stampin’ Rewards program.

If you're thinking of joining Stampin' Up! this would be a perfect collection to add to your order as a Starter Kit. Contact me to see what the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo can mean for you.

My order arrives this coming Thursday and I can't wait to start making seasonal and all occasion cards with this set.  Stay tuned for some new projects. 
Happy Stamping!

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up Demo since 2006

November Hostess Code

During the month of November, anyone placing an order in my online shop valued between $50.00 to $199.00 before shipping and handling, will receive a free gift from me.

When you order online from my shop during the month of November and apply my HOSTESS CODE to your order, and you'll receive a free gift from me.  

Don't forget to add the November Hostess Code on the check out page of your order. Just type X3WJEHWV in the Hostess Code Box. It can't get any simpler than that!

Note:  Anyone placing an order of $200 or more, will automatically receive stamping up rewards and won't be eligible for my free offer, but you'll receive a thank you card from me. 


Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up! Demo

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