Bonus Coupons From Stampin’ Up! Start Today!

 

Starting today, you can shop now and get free products later with Stampin’ Up!’s new bonus coupons through Bonus Days!  It’s so simple it’s genius and you can really rack up some savings with one great tip (below).  Here’s how it works: for every $90 you spend on product between today and August 31st you will get a Bonus Days coupon for $9.00 from Stampin’ Up! which you can then apply to almost every order from September 1st to September 30th  There is no limit to the number of coupons customers can receive per order or throughout the promotion period AND there is no limit on the number of coupons customers can use on an order during the redemption period.

This means that now is a great time to pull out your wishlist, take a good look at what’s on there and figure out how much you want to SAVE in September and work backwards!

And here’s a tip for how you can save even MORE.  When you purchase a bundle from Stampin’ Up!, whether it be a stamp set with a die cutter or a punch or anything else, you save 10%.  When you purchase a bundle today through August 31st, you will save ANOTHER 10% when you factor in the Bonus Days coupon you will get.  Now that’s a GREAT deal!  And there’s nothing more fun than shopping “for free” so stocking up now on anything you use all the time or realize you just have to have from the new catalogue makes a lot of money sense when you start accumulating those $9.oo coupons!

Three VERY important things to remember:

  1. Bonus Days coupon codes will arrive to you via email so double check that your email address is correct when you submit your order.
  2. Bonus Days coupon codes CANNOT be resent!  I suggest you save the emails AND write your codes down, perhaps right on your wish list or on a sticky note on the front of your catalogue.  Don’t lost them!  They cannot be replaced!
  3. Bonus Days coupon codes can be used on ANY type of order with the exception of Starter Kits

So get your catalogues out, go through them, mark down anything you need or have been eyeballing for a while, be sure to check out the bundles (they really are awesome!) and get your order in.  Then get excited all over again figuring what you will buy with your Bonus Days bonus coupons!  Hint:  new Holiday catalogue is available September 3rd.

 

Designer Series Paper Sale!

This Designer Series Paper sale is one of my most FAVOURITE promotions in the year!

I LOVE patterned paper! I love the colours, the patterns, the different styles, the abstract designs, the photographic prints…..ALL of it!  I love how using patterned paper on a project can do almost all the work, how using little pieces of it here and there can add so much to a card with zero work other than cutting it, I love how you can modify a patterned paper to make it your own, and that you can use it for more than just cards.

especially love getting patterned paper on sale!  And now through the end of July, the Designer Series Paper sale means when you purchase three packages you can get a fourth package FREE! You can use this great deal to stockpile your favourite collection, fill your lineup of Designer Series Paper selections or try one out you weren’t quite sure about and can get it risk free.

Here are the packages eligible for the Designer Series Paper sale:

Here is a close up of what patterns and designs are included in each package:

So let’s talk really honestly here – heart to heart – no lies, all truth. Do I think Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is “worth it”?

Without a doubt – I think it’s one of the best if not THE best patterned papers out there. Why do I say this? A few reasons. First, this paper is of extremely high quality with a weight that is strong enough to hold creases without cracking and stand up to 3-D projects. Second, despite its strength, it’s fine enough to take ink beautifully. Most papers are one or the other but Stampin’ Up! tweaked their paper for a long time to be able to give us both. Third, it’s patterned on both sides with NO bleed through, even if you DO stamp or colour on one side. And fourth, lots of companies claim their patterned paper “coordinates” with their base colours but Stampin’ Up!’s printed patterned paper colour matches come closer to their base colours than any other company I have checked out. And I DO check them out continuously. Because I want to be able to always be honest with you.

Take a look at your Designer Series Paper collection, think about the projects you will be making for the next few months and make your list. Even if you don’t do all your shopping at once, be SURE to get your patterned paper from Stampin’ Up! during this very timely Designer Series Paper sale!

New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for 2018!

It’s here!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for 2018 is here and it is AWESOME!

Seriously, this is one of the best offerings yet and Stampin’ Up! has really hopped on some trends that are just starting like super intricate and gorgeous die cuts, those hot hot hot In Colours, LOTS of mixed fonts within sets and seriously beautiful accessories and ribbon.  Pick up any papercrafting – or just crafting, for that matter – and you will see all these things coming on the scene.

If you don’t have a catalogue yet, just email me at kristy@kristycoromandel.com and I will get one to you.  You can also see the whole thing in all its online glory here and when you have your list all made out, go here and order and get it delivered right to your door!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalogue for 2018 is truly your gateway to all things papercraftalicious!

Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Work of Art Stamp Set.

Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes–you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background.

 

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

Click here to shop online and order your set now before it’s gone

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saying Goodbye to Rose Wonder

Saying Goodbye to Rose Wonder

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Rose Wonder Stamp Set. This is the set you need for life’s major events—birthdays, weddings, sympathy. And for the everyday—thanks, friendship, encouragement. Make a stack to keep on hand and you’ll never be unprepared.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials.

Online Class

I’ve also created an online class featuring the Rose Wonder stamp set.

This class features

4 projects each with a video tutorial
PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
Lifetime Access

In this technique based class you will learn

How to use  an aqua painter for best results
Watercolouring using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Refills
How to create watercolour washes
any many more…..

Earn this class for FREE

Place an order (of any value)  via my online store between 21-31 May and receive free access to Rose Wonder Online Class forever.

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Happy shopping, I can’t wait to share the Rose Wonder online class with you

 

Saying Goodbye to Butterfly Basics

Saying Goodbye to Butterfly Basics

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Butterfly Basics.  This was one of my favourite stamp sets.

What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want–let your creativity run free. What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want–let your creativity run free.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

Click here to shop online and order your set now before it’s gone

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Saying Goodbye to Birthday Blooms

Saying Goodbye to Birthday Blooms

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Birthday Blooms Stamp Set Send your best bloomin’ wishes for birthdays or any day. This set comes with a birthday sentiment, but you’ll use it all year long.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials.

Online Class

I’ve also created an online class featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

This class features

  • 4 projects each with a video tutorial
  • PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
  • Lifetime Access

In this technique based class you will learn

  • How to use  a blender pen for best results
  • Watercolouring using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pad
  • How to create shading with just one colour
  • any many more…..

Earn this class for FREE

Place an order (of any value)  via my online store between 7-20 May and receive free access to Birthday Blooms Online Class forever.

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Happy shopping, I can’t wait to share the Birthday Blooms online class with you

 

Share What You Love Suite

Share What You Love Suite

Get a sneak peek in to the new upcoming catalogue with the Share What You Love Suite Early Release.  It is a tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—Stampin’ Up! what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

There are three bundles and then the NEW IN COLOUR ink pads!!!

Simply click on an image below to see what all is included and to grab these fun bundles!

Saying Goodbye to Bloomin’ Love

Saying Goodbye to Bloomin’ Love

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.

151,000,000,000. That’s about how many valentine cards are exchanged each year. Yours will stand out when you make them yourself. This set has the right mix of images and sentiments for all the people in your life, from family and friends to your one-and-only.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colours you want.

 

Free Project Tutorials

Here is a project I made recently using this stamp set. View project tutorial HERE

Valentine Treat Holder

Online Class

I’ve also created an online class featuring the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

 

This class features

  • 4 projects each with a video tutorial
  • PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
  • Lifetime Access

Earn this class for FREE

Place an order (of any value)  via my online store between 23 April – 6 May and receive free access to Bloomin’ Love Online Class forever.

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Happy shopping, I can’t wait to share the Bloomin’ Love online class with you

 

Last Chance Products

Select products from the 2018 occasions catalogue and 2017-2018 annual catalogue are retiring—and this is your last chance to get them. Check out all the details below

  • Promotion dates: 10 April – 31 May 2018, beginning at 6:00 AM (AET)
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types: workshop, customer, and online.
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after 31 May.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until 7 May; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
Click on the following links to download a list of all retiring products
Occasions Catalogue Retiring List – PDF File
Annual Retiring List – PDF File
The easiest way to shop the available retiring products is to do so online, that way you can be sure that it’s still in stock – if you can see it in my online store, it’s available to purchase!

Sale-a-Bration 2018 Ending Soon

Sale-a-Bration 2018 Ending Soon

There are just 3 more days left til Sale-a-Bration 2018 comes to a close!  AND just 3 more days left to get extra benefits when you decide to finally take the plunge and become a demonstrator!

 

PLUS – No shipping on your starter kit!!  Click here to sign up!

Here are the other products available for free during Sale-a-Bration.  Every $90 in product you order gets you a choice of items below.  (i.e. spend $180, get 2 items, spend $270 – get three items PLUS $27 in free product of your choice!)

PLUS new this year… when you purchase $180 in product you can choose a free level 2 item

I hope you have enjoyed this year’s Sale-a-Bration as much as I have – I have LOVED the selections and love my free stamps.  Don’t delay in placing your order, remember – ONLY 3 MORE DAYS For Sale-a-Bration 2018!!!

How to Colour Outline Stamp Images WITHOUT Colouring them in!

How to Colour Outline Stamp Images WITHOUT Colouring them in!

Do you cringe when you see an outline stamp image because of the time it takes to colour them in?  Do you lack the time to colour your outline stamp images?  Looking for new ways to use your outline stamped images?

This months class kit, features the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and we will learn different ways to colour your outline images WITHOUT colouring them in!

What is a Class Kit?

A Class kit provides the same stamping experience you would in a live class but in the comfort of your own home working at your own pace.  Each Class kit includes consumable materials to complete your projects plus video tutorials and PDF handouts.

Learn more about this months class kit and to pre order your kit today HERE

 

 

Watercolour with Blender Pens

Watercolour is one of the biggest trends in paper crafting at the moment.  Luckily, there are many techniques that will allow you can incorporate that look into your cards, without requiring you to be a painting expert!

Learn more about this months class kit HERE

In this technique based class you will learn

  • How to use  a blender pen for best results
  • Watercolouring using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pad
  • How to create shading with just one colour
  • any many more…..

the only class supplies you will need is …..


Learn more about this months class kit HERE

The Basic Card Making Supplies Every Stamper Needs

The Basic Card Making Supplies Every Stamper Needs

While you could dive into the world of paper crafting with a pair of scissors, some construction paper and a bottle of white school glue, a few basic paper crafting tools can really take your craft to the next level. By investing in a few beginner card making supplies, you’ll be creating projects with professional results and a lot less frustration!

Here, I’ll walk you through the basic tools every papercrafter needs

Paper trimmers

A paper trimmer is a must for card making and scrapbooking. It keeps your edges straight and square, and makes cutting so much faster. Your paper trimmer should have a trimming tool (for cutting paper) and a scoring tool (for creasing paper).

I recommend using a paper trimmer like the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer. First off, I have to say that every tool from Stampin’ Up!  is really great quality. I haven’t tried a tool of theirs yet that I wouldn’t recommend.

Why this particular trimmer? Full 30.5 cm cut or score cards for easy folding.  1 cutting and 1 scoring blade.  I love the ability to cut and score all with one tool. Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.  Point on cutting / scoring handle for precise measuring.   Right side grid for cutting thin strips Plus, it has paper trimmer must-haves, like a ruler along the top.

The size of this trimmer is nice, too: It’s a great size for easy storage and has an extended arm ( 36.5cm) when you want to cut or score a full 12″ x 12″ piece of paper.

Circle punches

I have a small collection of circle punches that I use often.  I would recommend getting a variety of sizes of circle punches. They’re great for layering papers for tags and other embellishments on cards. Circle punches come in a wide range of sizes — Stampin’ Up! have handheld punches that measure 1/16” to ¼” which I love, too.

Tip: Flip the punch upside down so you can see the area you are punching out. This will help you get more out of page and punch your circles more accurately.

You can also buy punches for other shapes, but you’ll find circles to be very versatile, and you’ll love how crisp and perfect the results are.

Staplers

Every paper crafter needs a stapler, and I love this little stapler.  I usually use it to attach small tags or other ephemera to gifts bags and cards. The size adds a special touch to every project. The thin design helps you to get into tight places that would be hard to reach with a regular stapler.

Handheld Stapler

Handheld Stapler

Adhesive runner

When attaching photos and paper to cards, scrapbook pages and gift bags, you can’t just use school glue or tape. What you want is something lightweight but strong enough to hold paper together. An adhesive runner, like SNAIL, or Fast Fuse does the trick..

Before trying this tool, know that SNAIL it’s not strong enough to hold everything. I don’t use it for gluing on thick embellishments like chipboard or holding together any 3-D projects like boxes, but Fast Fuse works a treat.

Liquid glue

For 3-D projects like gift boxes or thicker card embellishments, you’ll need a strong liquid glue. I discovered the Multi purpose Liquid Glue and love it! Once this glue dries (and it dries quickly — only a minute or two to set), it holds everything perfectly in place. None of my boxes or other 3-D projects fall apart when glued with this adhesive. 

This particular bottle has two dispensing ends, which makes it a versatile choice for whatever project you’re working on. I always use the thin pen tip because I am usually gluing small areas. It also has a broad tip, similar to the size of a glue stick, for larger projects.

Foam adhesive dots (Stampin’ Dimentionals)

Stampin’ Dimentionals great for emphasising embellishments. Because of the foam, they elevate elements off the page, really making them pop. Put them behind a sentiment, flower or another embellishment on a card to really bring it to life. They are a great alternative to a hot glue gun with some materials.

Cardstock

To craft with paper, you definitely need, well, paper! I like to keep a supply of A4 smooth, Thick white cardstock on hand for making cards. Cutting one of these pages in half and folding it makes the perfect sized card. Hint: You can also buy “Note Cards & Envelopes” which are pre-cut and pre-folded cards to save yourself  a step.

I prefer smooth cardstock for the base of my cards because you can easily write your sentiment on the inside. However, textured cardstock is great for decorating and embellishing.

Patterned paper

I love stampin’ Up! Patterned paper, The paper packs often include coordinating embellishments, ribbon and more. It makes creating a cohesive card or project so easy. I also love the Memories & More collections. It comes with different size cards, washi tape, chipboard embellishments and more that all work well together. Plus, it’s really pretty!

With these supplies, you’ll have enough to get started. Once you’re comfortable using these, you might even graduate to more advanced supplies like Die Cutting or Heat embossing.

What’s NEW for 2018?

The start of a brand new year inevitably leads us to thoughts of making resolutions to change a bad habit, to improve our skills or to get more organized.  Here, at Kristy Coromandel dot com  it’s no different. I recently sent out a survey to my newsletter subscribers for their input into the changes coming in 2018.  Let me share with you what’s coming new in 2018.

NEW! Tips & Techniques

I love learning new techniques and also a new way to use those old techniques that we love. Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month I will share a tip and /or technique beginning Wednesday 7th February 2018.

NEW! Make It Monday

Previously known as Make A Card Monday, but this year we’re calling it Make it Monday where we will feature more than just a cards.  These projects will include Greeting cards plus scrapbook pages, gift ideas etc.    Each Monday I will be bringing you fun tutorials with measurements and complete instructions so that you can start your week creating!

Of course some features will be staying the same

 Class-To-Go

These classes have been more popular than I could have ever imagined. The monthly class-to-go is staying right here.  Each month we will bring you a new class to go featuring the latest Stampin’ Up! products.  These classes will continue to include video tutorials and PDF handouts for each projects.

I have a few other fun surprises in store so if you don’t already subscribe to my newsletter, take a minute to sign up. HERE  I promise, I won’t spam you or sell off your email address.  Join  others who love inspiration in their in-box weekly!