Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New MDS Downloads

New MDS downloads are available today.  Make sure to download the FREE December wallpaper and buy the other Christmas downloads. Don't forget to check out the newest My Digital Class too!

Happy Stampin',

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weekly Updates 11/19/13

Here's what's coming up this week:

  • Tag-It Bundles: Today is the last day to order the Tag-It Bundles. Our two Tag-It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.

Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
·         Stamp a Tag Kit
·         Cherry Cobbler 1” Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
·         Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

Holiday Tag It Extra-large Box Bundle
·         Stamp a Tag Kit
·         Cherry Cobbler 1” Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
·         Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

  • Holiday Sale: This year's online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2. Get ready for your holiday shopping! Also, we'll be starting it off with a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won't want to miss so make sure to check it out tomorrow on my website www.rachaeljulson.stampinup.net.

  • Festive Flurry Ornament Kit: Just in time for Christmas decorating, this kit helps you make ten beautiful ornaments for just $14.95! Check out the video below to see how to quick and easy they are to assemble.

  • My Digital Studio: Check out the newest downloads here! (PDF)
    • Through the end of November we have 30% off select holiday downloads and print products. Make sure to take advantage of the sale and print all your holiday cards and more!
  • Holiday Shipping: To receive your Stampin' Up! order in time for Christmas, please note the following order deadlines.
    • MDS print orders
      • Order by 12/06 and select Standard shipping
      • Order by 12/14 and select 2nd Day Air
      • Order by 12/15 and select Next Day Air
    • Traditional orders
      • Order by midnight on 12/17 to receive by Christmas
  • Sale-A-Bration starts 01/28/14!  Book your workshop now, before all my dates fill!
  • Card Buffet To-Go Class: I still have card kits available from the 11/02 card buffet.  View details here.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Card Buffet "To Go" Class

If you weren't able to make it to last weekend's card buffet, I have a variety of card kits available for purchase.

Fee: $15 for 5 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/PayPal fees.

Here are the details for the "Card Buffet To-Go" Class:
  1. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
  2. Detailed instructions are NOT provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF.  The PDF will include a photo and supply list for each card.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your cards.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  3. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).
  4. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary.
  5. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up!'s copyright/angel policy.  If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may place an order from my online store, or you can substitute like-sized or styled images.
  6. Card kits are available while supplies last.  Please email me your choice of kits, and I will send you a Paypal link to complete payment.  If a card kit is no longer available, I will let you know before sending the Paypal link.
  7. All class kits will be mailed within 24-48 hrs of your purchase.
Here are your choices of card kits this month:






Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Treats Using the Scallop Envelope Die

I made these cute little treat holders for Halloween using the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die (now retired).  

They fit a Ghirardelli chocolate perfectly!  I used the Witches' Brew DSP from the Holiday catalog (132185) for the belly bands. The Bone Appetit! stamp is from the retired set, Monster Munchies. 

I got my inspiration from Heidi Boos' website.  You can visit her page http://stuckonstampin.blogspot.com/2012/11/big-shot-club-october-2012.html?m=1 to see her cute Christmas version.

Stop in at the Independence Opera House today and do some shopping. I am giving away these cute little treats to everyone who makes a purchase from my booth (while supplies last)!

Supplies used: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stock, Witches' Brew DSP, Monster Munchies stamp set, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Scallop Circle and 1 3/8 Circle Punches, StazOn black stamp pad, Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Shopping Expo at Independence Opera House

I will be attending the Fall Shopping Expo at the Independence Opera House on October 26th and 27th.  I have been busy making some really cute Christmas gifts (yes, I said Christmas!), and I would like to share a sneak peek with you.

Wait for it....

Post-It holders with matching pens!  Wouldn't these be great teacher or coworker gifts?

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the upcoming days!

Happy Stampin',


Friday, October 18, 2013

Video Tutorial: How to Re-Ink Your Firm Foam Pads

The Firm Foam ink pads that Stampin' Up! introduced last year help you get a nice, crisp image when stamping.  One of the drawbacks to the new foam, though, is that your ink pads dry out faster.  Do you know how to re-ink your ink pads?  Watch this video to see how to do it.

Also, just a reminder that there are only 2 days left to take advantage of the $25 starter kit.  How does a 20% discount on Stampin' Up! products sound?  Join my team and you will also have access to Stampin' Connection, a demonstrator-only website full of millions of ideas.  You will also receive the Stampin' Success magazine, available only to demonstrators.  That's all in addition to the great savings you receive and the great new friends you will make!

Happy Stampin',

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monthly Scrapbooking Club

This Friday marks the start of my monthly scrapbooking club.  Each month, we will be making a 2-page, 12x12 layout.  At the end of one year, we will have completed an entire album!  Here is this week's layout:

Sorry about the photo-I'm on the go today and trying out the mobile app.  I snapped the photo quick on the way out the door.

Would you like to join us next month?  Please let me know.  Reservations are required for this event, which is held the third Friday evening of each month.

Happy Stampin',

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tag Kit

Look!---Another new kit from Stampin' Up!  This one would make a great gift for those hard-to-buy for people on my Christmas list!  Who doesn't need gift tags?  And these are the cutest and easiest ones ever!

Our new Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in 5 designs--created from our existing punch and die shapes.  These tags coordinate with our Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalog.

There are different kit options available:

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (134975)

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set (134623)

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle (135921)
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle (135290)
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot
Clear Block C

These are available until December 31st, but I will also have these available cash & carry at the Independence Opera House on October 26th and 27th.  Stop by and get yours before they are gone!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stampin' Up! Offering Weekly Deals!

Starting today, Stampin' Up! will offer a weekly deal in their online store that will change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deal and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.
This week the following items are on sale:

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Regular Price: $7.95
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Regular Price: $7.95
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Regular Price:
Petite Curly Label Punch
Petite Curly Label Punch
Regular Price: $12.95
Squares Collection Framelits Dies
Squares Collection Framelits Dies
Regular Price: $26.95
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template - Digital Download
Regular Price: $14.95

Please note that weekly deals will be offered while supplies last! The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.  These specials are also only available with an online order.  Visit my website at www.rachaeljulson.stampinup.net to order other great Stampin' Up! products.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Join My Team for Only $25!

Have you been considering becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  Now is the time to join!  For 2 WEEKS ONLY (October 7-21), you can join for just $25!  Whether you are looking to supplement your income, or just want to get a discount on great products, I can help you reach your goals.  As a member of my team, you will have access to great discounts, training programs, and access to Stampin' Connection-a demonstrator-only community sharing website, full of great ideas and support.

If you would like more information on becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please email me at rachael.julson@yahoo.com and I would be happy to answer your questions.

Happy Stampin',

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!

The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.

The Everyday Occasions kit includes:

* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box

I will have some of these available for cash and carry on October 26th and 27th at the Fall Shopping Expo at the Independence Opera House.  Or you can shop 24/7 on my website.  These would make a fantastic gift!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hello October!

Wow!  October....where do I start?  The excitement at Stampin' Up! is going strong, and there are new promotions all over!  I feel like I almost can't keep up.  The good news for you is that I will have lots of blog posts this month!

Let's start with my FAVORITE promotion this month.  SU is offering an additional $25 in FREE products when you host a qualifying workshop ($250 or more) during the month of October!  So, that means for a $250 workshop you will earn $65 in free stuff instead of $40.  Great deal, huh?  I thought you might be excited about this too, so I've opened up my schedule to allow for a few extra party dates in October.  Please book your date before they are full!  This month is a great month to host, because everyone is getting ready to make their Christmas cards soon.  I would love to show you and your friends some great ideas!

Stay tuned for more great products and ideas!

Happy Stampin',

Friday, September 6, 2013

Mojo Monday-MOJO309

When I'm looking for inspiration, sometimes an online challenge helps.  This week, I went to the Mojo Monday blog challenge to get my creative juices flowing.  Here is this week's sketch:

I recommend visiting their blog and checking out what other stampers came up with.  Some of them are absolutely beautiful!  Here's my version of this week's challenge.

This card is made using the Cycle Celebration stamp set (one of my favorites from this year's catalog) and the matching Designer Series Paper.  One of the things I absolutely LOVE about Stampin' Up! is that everything coordinates.  This stamp set has an entire line of coordinating products.  Have you ever spend hours in the store trying to match paper to ribbon?  With Stampin' Up! you will never have to do that.  They've done all the work for you!

I also used one of my favorite colors, Bermuda Bay.  I've caught myself using this color a lot lately!  It's just so bright and fun! 

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

Stamp set: Cycle Celebration
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, 1" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Card Buffet 09/14/13

It seems like forever since the last time I held a stamping event.  Ok, so maybe it has been forever...May was a long time ago!  My next one will be held:

Saturday, September 14th
10 am-Noon
Sweet Temptations, Whitehall

I'm going to try out a little bit different of a format this time around.  I'm calling it a "Card Buffet", and here's how it works...

In the past, I've offered five different cards, sometimes with a matching stamp set included for a set fee.  This time I will have TEN different cards predesigned and precut, ready for you to stamp.  You get to choose which of the ten you would like to make, and pay $2 per card.  There is a 5 card minimum ($10), but you can make however many more than that you would like-you would just pay $2 for each additional card you make.  I will waive the $10 fee for the first 5 cards if you place a Stampin' Up! order of $50 or more.

Each month, I will swap out 5 of the cards for new ones, so if you didn't get a chance to make all that you wanted, there is a chance it will be available again the next month, but there will also be new ones to choose from.

I am not requiring advance registration this time.  That may be subject to change in the future. 

Also, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ADHESIVE.  I will provide any "special" adhesives needed, such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Glue Dots.  I will also have Snail Adhesive and Two-Way Glue Pens available to purchase if you need to.

Please contact me if you have any questions.  See you on the 14th! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

15% off the Butterfly Bundle!

Stampin' Up! is offering a great deal through September 30th.  Save 15% when you purchase the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and Bitty Butterfly punch together!

The Bitty Butterfly punch has been on my wish list for quite awhile now, so you can bet I will be taking advantage of this offer!  You can order through my website here or email me to place your order. 

Happy stampin'!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Guest Stamper-Becky Parr

I want to show you these adorable cards made by my friend and fellow stamper, Becky Parr.  Becky started stamping last year after attending one of my stamp camps, and her creative side has really started to blossom (no pun intended)! 

These cards she made are a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) she found online.  Unfortunately, I do not know who to give credit to, but if these are yours, let me know and I would be happy to add a link to your blog!

She made these beautiful tulips using the SU! Owl Punch.  Aren't they simply gorgeous?  I'm sure that the lucky couple to get these wedding cards will love them!  Wouldn't they make pretty sympathy cards too?  The added texture from embossing the leaves using the Big Shot is the perfect touch.  I'm so proud of her beautiful work!

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Catalog Product Shares


Love EVERYTHING in the new catalog?  Me too!  Can’t decide what to order first?  Join my Product Shares and get a little of each! 

Once a Product Share is full, I will place the order with Stampin’ Up! and when it arrives, I will cut, sort and assemble.  Your order should be ready approximately 10-14 days after the order has been placed with Stampin’ Up!.
Ribbon Shares are wrapped around cardboard and protected with cellophane bags.
Designer Paper Shares are packaged with Stampin’ Up! cello bags.
All prices include sales tax.

Designer Series Paper Shares - $16

The DSP Share includes 60 sheets of Designer Series Paper that measure 6" x 6" and includes the following designs:
  • Soho Subway
  • Afternoon Picnic
  • I Am Me
  • Gingham Garden
  • Etcetera
  • Venetian Romance
  • Eastern Elegance
  • Epic Day This & That
  • Modern Medley
  • Birthday Basics

3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Shares - $10.50

This share includes 2 yards each (5 colors) of the 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim.  The colors include:
  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Strawberry Slush

3/4" Chevron Ribbon Shares - $13.50

This share includes 2 yards each (12 colors) of the 3/4" Chevron Ribbon.  The colors include:
  • Basic Black
  • Blushing Bride
  • Calypso Coral
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Crushed Curry
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Smoky Slate
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Wisteria Wonder

New Embellishments Shares - $8

This share includes the following:
  • 5 - In Color Boutique Details (1 of each color)
  • 6 - Very Vintage Designer Buttons (2 of each design)
  • 6 - Hardware Clips Essentials (2 of each design)

Please contact me today to order your shares!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I got a bunch of mini hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works' semi-annual clearance sale last month.  There were some little red ones that said "I ♥ Y0u" , so I made some cute hand sanitizer holders for my coworkers for Valentine's Day using them.  I made four different ones, but of course I forgot to snap pictures before I gave them away.  Luckily, this one didn't make it home with it's new owner yet! 

I used Michelle Suit's template to make the holders.  Visit her blog for instructions here

Don't forget that registrations for my March Stamp Camp are due on Monday.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you need a registration form.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used: 
Hearts a Flutter stamp set & matching Framelits (available as a bundle in the Spring 2013 catalog), Delightful Dozen stamp set, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, & Primrose Petals card stock, Red Glimmer paper, Cherry Cobbler & Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pads, Full Heart punch, Small heart punch, Sticky Strip

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pinwheel Thank You Card

Last Friday night I hosted a Candlelight Snowshoe Walk at our Rod & Gun Club.  It was so much fun!  I made this card (actually, I made 12 of them!) to send to all the people who volunteered their time to help out!  My favorite part is the pinwheel...it's so whimsical.  It was one of my "gotta haves" from the new Spring Catalog!  The DSP and ribbon is only available during SAB.  Get it free with a $50 purchase!

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

Lacy & Lovely stamp set, Pool Party card stock, Tangerine Tango card stock, Island Indigo card stock, Whisper White card stock, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (available only during SAB), Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad, 3/16" Brights Brads, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (available only during SAB), Scallop Edge Border punch, Sizzlits S Pinwheel Die (Spring catalog)