Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Weekly Deals and More!

Weekly Deals for November 17-23

The deals for November 17-23 include some great holiday items that you can pick up with extra savings! There were two items in the weekly deals this week that are Shack Scraps favorites - the Season of Cheer Cardstock Pack and the Jolly Christmas stamp set.
I just love the cardstock packs that are now being offered.  Its a great way to get just enough coordinating cardstock to use with your designer series paper packs. The wonderful Season of Cheer Cardstock Pack is, in my opinion, one of the BEST ways to sample the extra thick Whisper White cardstock that was introduced with our new catalog. If you haven't already tried it out, you should right now!  With the pack you get 8 full sheets of 100-lb, perfect for card bases, along with 8 sheets of both Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz. Great colors for Holiday cards plus it coordinates with the Season of Cheer DSP pack and matching washi tape.  See the Season of Cheer line on page 28 and 29 of the Holiday catalog.


The awesome Jolly Christmas wood block set is another great value this week. While I mostly buy clear and photopolymer sets, I do enjoy the wood blocks - especially when I am sharing my stamps with friends who don't stamp all that often - which is especially useful for holiday stamps when I have Christmas Card parties.  This set is extra special though because I am in love with the jumping reindeer and those awesome stick figure snow flakes (at least that's what I call them).. they remind me of the counter top we had when I was growing up. The cards shown above are out of the holiday catalog using Jolly Christmas. I just love the simple designs Stampin' Up! shares in the catalog.  They are easy to CASE (copy and share everything).  Below is my version of the Stampin' Up! designs from page 27. 

I used two stamp sets from the annual catalog, Santas Gifts and Lots of Joy, to create these cards. When I CASE a card, I try not to copy it exactly, down to the stamp set, etc.  I try to change up the stamp sets, sentiments, and embellishments. The only thing I try to keep pretty close to the same is the layout or SKETCH.  I'd love to see what you can come up with when you play with these layouts.

Holiday Catalog Retiring Lists

Hey Stampers, as Christmas draws nearer, our holiday catalog is preparing to come to a close. For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is releasing a retiring list for the Holiday catalog. What that means is that from now until January 4 is your LAST CHANCE to get some of these great products. Remember, these retiring items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Get yours before they are gone.  Linked below is the list, in both PDF and sortable Excel files, it will be updated daily as the supply runs out so check back often.
I usually take my list and highlight all the retiring products in my personal catalog - that way I can see quickly the items that will be leaving - so if I want them, I can pick them up quickly before they are gone for good.  This time though, I highlighted those items that WILL carry over into the Occasions catalog and possibly beyond as I know that list is much smaller than the retiring list, making it easier to see in my catalog.

To get your orders by December 24

Phone: Order by December 17, 6:40 PM (MT)/7:40 PM (CT)Online: Order by Dec. 17, 11:50 PM (MT) /  Dec. 18, 12:50 AM (CT)

Holiday Ordering & Shipping Info

The festive season is a busy time of year for sending and receiving packages, so naturally shipping times may slow down. Also, delivery times vary depending on where you live; if your personal experience indicates that it takes longer for packages to reach you, you should allow a little extra time for shipping during the holidays. As you know, we cannot control delivery times. Holiday mail volumes are high, and our delivery services encourage customers to ship as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

In addition, please keep in mind that 3-day shipping does NOT include expedited handling. The 3-day shipping time begins once the order has been processed and fulfilled in the order it was received--not from the date of the order.

And a final reminder: if ordering gifts that will be shipped directly to the recipient, remember that the recipient will receive a confirmation email. We don't want you to spoil your surprise!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator