Saturday, October 1, was World Card Making Day. I know lots of crafters spent the day making beautiful cards, and Stampin’ Up! has a fabulous promotion for the event. Through October 10, you can enjoy a 15% savings on selected stamp sets as well as note cards and envelopes.
If you read about this fabulous promotion earlier, you’re probably wondering, “What happened to the Fast Fuse promotion (buy one adhesive, get two refills free)?” Yes, well, about that. It was a tremendous promotion and everyone loved it. They loved it so much that we blew through years worth of our stock of adhesive in five days. Because of the costs involved in the huge backorders, Stampin’ Up! suspended the promotion. And that’s a good thing, because if any business incurs astronomical costs (or even small costs), they have to pass that on to the consumer if they want to stay in business. None of us would like price increases because Stampin’ Up! doesn’t charge us for shipping backorders, right? But here’s the amazing news – that promotion will be back for five more days later this year. Wooot! So stay tuned.
In the meantime, be sure to place your order today to take advantage of the discounted note cards/envelopes and stamp sets. And don’t forget to add coordinating designer series paper (DSP) to your order! Through October 31, if you order three packs of DSP on this list, you can select a fourth absolutely free.
I love our DSP, and the best thing about it is it coordinates with Stampin’ Up! colors and stamp sets. You don’t have to guess or search for something that coordinates; all the work has been done for you.
Although I didn’t stamp anything at all on World Card Making Day (WCMD), I have been in my craft room a lot lately. It’s so much easier to get motivated in my new room. (And here’s a quick update on this post: I got the light switch in my stamp room changed today! No more flickering and I didn’t have to get electrocuted. So it was a win/win. But now I can’t blame my stamping mishaps on bad lighting.) On WCMD, however, I had a last minute “grand day” with Amelia. Both of her parents had commitments they couldn’t get out of (a job and a wedding), and no one else was available to enjoy the day with her. I canceled and rescheduled (because that’s what you do when you have grandkids you love more than life), and we had a blast visiting a local farm market (with a “cow train” and a huge playground), decorating cookies, eating pizza, and watching movies. And then we had a sleepover – and I was sorry we had so many cookies, candy, and ice cream, because she was totally wired at bedtime. But we still had such a fun time, and she slept until 7:30 Sunday morning. By then, we were all ready for breakfast at IHOP.
I found out late last night that my friend Susan (one of my Stamp-Off Challenge friends) also had a grand day Saturday. Her third grandchild (and first grandson) Nolan was born in the afternoon. He’s beautiful, and I’m so happy for Rob and Susan and their family.
Speaking of birthdays, here’s a card I made last week. I used the Birthday Memories DSP for this card. (And, of course, you can get this free when you buy three other packs on the list. Or buy this and two other packs and get a fourth pack free. However you want to do it, just take advantage of this offer!)
Isn’t that just too cute? I made it for Adrianna, and when she opened it, Mike gasped (yes, he actually gasped) and said, “You didn’t make that card!” He knows I always give handmade birthday cards to all my family and friends (and I get a little frustrated with my loved ones who buy cards and don’t ask me for one!), and he was so shocked because it looked like a store bought card. (I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.) I laughed and said, “Oh, yes I did!”
I stamped and die-cut the Happy Birthday banner using the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and Bunch of Banners Framelits. Then I covered the Pumpkin Pie card with a piece of the Birthday Memories DSP and added a few sequins, just for fun. (Huge apologies for the unfortunate placement of the star sequin. It looks like that bunny is pooping out a little joy there. I didn’t catch it until it was too late. Sorry, Mr. Turtle! Do watch your step.)
Here’s the inside. It’s very simple. I added more DSP (and a glue dot) to hold the gift card, then die-cut the cake from the Birthday Memories DSP. Lots of the dies in the Birthday Friends Framelits – the fox, the banner, the four-candle cake, the little girl, the poodle, and more – coordinate with images in the DSP and, of course, the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set. And you can bundle all three and enjoy a 15% discount. Totally cool, right? I didn’t want to just plop the cake on the DSP, so I added half of a silver doily. And, of course, there’s another stamped sentiment at the top (from the Birthday Delivery stamp set that’s on sale through October 10.)
You can order these products as well as any other Stampin’ Up! products 24/7 through my web site. You can also contact me with your order. If you use the hostess code HDTWKFCZ before October 21, you’ll be eligible for the fabulous door prize drawing. (Since I live in Virginia, you don’t have to purchase to be eligible. Simply leave me a comment asking to be entered.) If your order is $150 or more, do not use the code, because you’re going to want the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself! However, you’ll still be eligible for the drawing.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!