New Occasions & Sale-a-bration Begins!!! & Open House Prep With Punches

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This is an exciting time of the year at Stampin' Up!. Not only is Stampin’ Up’s 2015 Occasions Catalog live today, but it brings Sale-a-Bration with it, too! Over the past several weeks I’ve been sharing projects made with new items from both catalogs.  I am absolutely love these products, I’m super-excited about these books, and I’m so thrilled that you can start ordering from them today.  Can you tell I’m a bit excited?

A Little Bit About the Occasions Catalog. This catalog is filled with amazing bundles of coordinated products at a discount – if you are a “just gotta’ have my bundles” stamper, then you are going to love this catalog. There are some wonderful new bundles to be had. From one end to the other, this catalog is filled with the joy of Spring and the excitement of love.  It’s perfect for the season – and just what we all need after months of Autumn-themed and snow-filled projects.

What is Sale-a-Bration?  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up’s annual sales event that’s targeted to customers, hosts, demonstrators and demonstrators-to-be.  Who DOESN’T benefit from Sale-a-Bration?  Here’s a review of the ways you can take advantage of Sale-a-Bration:
  • Between January 6 and March 31, customers earn a free Sale-a-Bration product for every $60 you spend in a single order.  If you spend $200, then you earn $35 in host rewards (standard) and THREE FREE Sale-a-Bration items.  Wow! Right?
  • You also earn additional host rewards on orders greater than $265 and up.  Whether it’s your order or a combined order with your friends, everyone loves more money.
  • When a Stampin’ Up’s Starter Kit is purchase during Sale-a-Bration (you'd make a great addition to my team), you earn your choice of two Sale-a-Bration items or one of the kits from the Occasions Catalogs.  There’s no commitment to sell Stampin’ Up! after you join.  Please email me at if you want more information.
There will be more about the wonderful advantages of Sale-a-bration in the next few days! But right now I would like to share with some of the prepping I've been doing for my first Open House, Saturday, January 10th at the Canadian Legion Hall in Langford, BC (greater Victoria, BC). Let's begin with all the punching I've been doing. Since the new 2015 Occasions Catalogue is now out with all the wonderful spring items in it, and since we've had enough of the winter things of snowflakes, polar bears, and stars, I thought it would be nice to see some beautiful hearts, flowers, and bows spread about the display tables.

I had a blast making all the flowers, and it's easy with the punches! Did you notice the new 'Build-a-bow' Punch!

These little bows don't take much longer to build than making the flowers, at all! You can use cardstock or DSP! Aren't they sweet! Check the Occasions Catalogue on page 13 (137414). Lets have a closer look at the flowers, shall we.

These are made with the "Fun Flower" punch (133785) and the little flower from the "Itty Bitty Accents" punch set (133787).

These next flowers are made using the "Pansy" punch (130698) and the "Itty Bitty Accents" punch set (133787).

And then, since I love Stampin' Up, and with Valentines not far off, I had to throw in some hearts too!

The "Sweetheart" punch (133786), and again the "Itty Bitty Accents" punch set (133787) were used for these punched hearts.

Well that's it for today. I have other photos of prep work for the Open Hose to show you tomorrow.

It's TUESDAY today so not only do we have the new catalogues to go through, but we also have new "Weekly Deals" out today!

 Thank you for going through this long post! So much going on right now! Hope that you will have fun going through your new Catalogues!

Happy Stamping & Crafting!

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