World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on. 

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:

  • Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
  • Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings

Stampin' Up! have made it so easy to celebrate World Card Making day with their variety of Simply Sent Kits.

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On it's way Simply Sent Kit come with all accessories to make and complete 8 cards, including envelopes (stamp set not included).

The origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.

  • Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, expecially popular in Australia, Canda, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • 1 in 6 households particpite in making cards
  • 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
  • 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
  • The top occasions/themes for making cards are: Birthdays, Christmas, Thankyou, Valentine's Day, Mother's day
  • Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
  • 73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design

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Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Kit come with 8 postcards and 8 envelopes in two colours (Pisachio Pudding & Smoky Slate) everything is provided, just add a greeting and you're done.

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Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit, purchase it as a bundle with Merry Little Christmas Stamp set and save 15%


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Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit, bundle with Be verry Merry Stamp set and save 15%

Creating a handmade card brings a special kind of joy.  There's joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.

Handmade cards are:

GIFTS:  It is a little sliver of energy, time, and love that says, "I really care about you" in a world of impersonal communications such as e-mails

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS: Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is emotion from teh card maker – encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love

KEEPSAKES: Instead of being thrown away, they are cherished adn displayed.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS: They spark deep connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and co-workers

Get a head start on your card-making in preparation for the Christmas season which is soon upon us,


World Card Making Day Contest

World Cardmaking Day is this Saturday, October 5, and to celebrate Stampin' Up! is holding a contest you won't want to miss. After all, what's not to love about a holiday dedicated to card makers worldwide?!

There are two ways to enter:

  • E-mail a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin' Up! product on World Cardmaking Day to
  • Post a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin' Up! product on World Cardmaking Day on Instagram. Mention us by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag #wcmd2013 in the description.

This contest is open to everyone-demonstrators, customers, friends, spouses, children . . . you get the idea. However, there are a few conditions:

  • You must be over the age of 18 to win a prize.
  • You can enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must feature a different card.
  • Contest will last all day on October 5, from 12:01 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • We will randomly select 100 winners from our North American markets to receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit and we will select 50 winners from our South Pacific and European markets to receive the Naughty and Nice Rotary Stamp and Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (valued at $18.90 AUD/ $22.90 NZD).

A selection of pictures will be posted to Stampin' Up!'s World Cardmaking Day Pinterest Board and the winners announced in a later current update and on our Facebook page.



My Library for My Digital Studio

MDS Library

How would you like an easy way to keep track of My Digital Studio downloads? Quickly browse new downloads every week? Link to the Online Store to shop for more? And have it all right at your fingertips? Feel free to jump and shout because this is one library where you don't have to be quiet-it's the My Library for My Digital Studio app-now available for your iPad.

With the app you can

  • Add items you already own to your collection.
  • Add items you want to your wish list.
  • Sort your lists alphabetically or by release date.
  • Search for any downloads.
  • Browse new downloads released every week.
  • Link to the Stampin' Up! Online Store to shop.

Download it now for FREE in iTunes or the App Store and you'll be the most awesome librarian around. Happy cataloging.

Here are some other things to note:

  • The app will not link to your software; therefore, manually add items you already own to your collection. Think of it as a sentimental journey-you can reminisce while you categorize.
  • For the best viewing experience, we recommend using the app on an iPad or iPad Mini. It's not quite ready for iPhones yet, but we will let you know when it is.
  • While the app is only available for iPad devices right now, we promise that we have not forgotten about the iPhone and Android devices. We know there are a lot of you out there. It just takes a bit longer to make the app work for various platforms. We will let you know when you can download it too.


Stampin’ Up! News / Specials / October 2013

  • Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages. View and purchase HERE
  • 30% off selected MDS Studio downloads availabe til 30 Nov.  Purchase your downloads HERE
  • Envelope Punch Board has arrived and is here to stay.  View and purchase HERE
  • Receive 25% off, 25 Stamp sets between 22 – 28 October.  View and purchase HERE
  • New Thinlit Card dies are now available.  View HERE
  • Keep track of your My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads with the "My Library for My Digital Studio app – now available for ipad.  More info HERE
  • Host a qualifying workshop during October and recieve an extra $25 Hostess Dollars.  more information HERE
  • Join my team between 7-21 October for just $25. more information HERE
  • View my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects HERE, a new one added each week.
  • New Christmas Single Stamps from $8.95 view HERE
  • October Hostess Code X6GPYZP2. Find out why you need a hostess code HERE

This will remain at the top for the month of October, please scroll down for the latest posts


Join for $25

join for $25

Do you like the idea of:

  • a discount on your favorite products?
  • a chance to earn extra cash?
  • Tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips?

For two weeks only, you can join Stampin' Up! for just $25, and experience all this and more.  The cost to join has never been this low – in all of our 25 years!

Hurry this offer is only good between 7-21 October.


The Fine Print:

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes

    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Business pack which includes

      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards.

Join Stampin’ Up! and benefit in the following ways –

  • Receive 30% off your first order of $300 Retail (in your first 45 Days) or more plus qualify for all the usual hostess benefits.
  • Demonstrators get a 20% discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping, paper or digital crafting, home décor – or whatever your passion may be!
  • You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger – the monthly payment for your new car. That's the beauty of the demonstrator experience – it's all up to you!
  • You are able to view and order select new stamps and products one month in advance of new catalogue releases!
  • There’s no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop.
  • $400 in total retail sales is required per quarter to remain active.This total includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).
  • No Annual Fees to pay
  • You’ll have access to a multiple project ideas on the Demonstrator Web Site and in the bi-monthly Impressions newsletter.
  • This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you'd like!

join now


Party More, Get More

October promo

Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party during October. That's $85 in FREE product for you.  It's Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary so let's bring on the parties  and free products. Contact me today to book your party!

*$400 in party sales before shipping


New My Digitial Studio Downloads

Find all of today's newest downloads by clicking on the image below.

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There are 7 new downloads plus a new wallpaper for FREE.

Oct Wallpaper

Learn more about My Digital Studio (MDS) HERE.  Get the design program. Try it FREE for 30 days or buy it now




Stampin’ Up! News / Specials / September 2013

  • New Christmas Single Stamps from $8.95 view HERE
  • Magnetic Platform for Big Shot is now available view HERE
  • 15% off Butterfly Bundle view HERE
  • Save 20% off all orders when you join my team (Australia Wide) more information HERE
  • Septembers Hostess Code JNKH44FP.  Find out why you need a hostess code HERE

This will remain at the top for the month of September, please scroll down for the latest posts


New My Digital Studio Downloads

New weekly download is now available, there are some great new downloads available to help you get started with upcoming holiday seasons.


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What is My Digital Studio?  A design package where you can create your projects online.  Start creating Calenders, Photobooks and lots more.  Want to learn more?  Get the design program and try it now FREE for 30 days or buy it now!





Washi Tape

I demonstrated different ways in which you can use washi tape at a recent Stampin' Up! Workshop.  Here are some of the photos of some cards that were made.


1.  Use washi tape to create a ruffle same as what you would do with ribbon  

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2.  To spell a word

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3. You can stamp on washi tape with stazon Ink

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4.  create a flower as my centre piece

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5.  placed a piece of whisper white cardstock behind a window sheet (both cut the same size) and sealed together with washi tape

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All cards were packaged in one of our Tag a Bag Gift Bags, closed off with the new Seasons of Style washi tape and Silver Ribbon

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Stampin' Up! currently carry 3 types of washi tape – Gingham Garden, This and That & Season of Style (seasonal catalogue)  receive 3 rolls approx 4.6m on each roll for $8.95


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Receive 15% off bundle (Papillon Potpourri Stamp set & Bitty Butterfly Punch) – valid 30 September 2013



A great way to stock up on Designer Series paper vaild til 31 August 2013

excludes: Designer Paper Stacks, specialty designer papers

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Introuducing New Hostess Code!

Did you know you can order Stampin’ Up! products online?  And if you use my monthly HOSTESS CODE you‘ll be entered to win a FREE Stampin’ Up! Shopping Spree (minimum value $50) Now that’s an offer no one can refuse lol.


  • Step 1: Place an order in my Online Store
  • Step 2: ENTER the monthly HOSTESS CODE: Q6CR7D97
    in the shopping cart at check out – see below for example

On 29th of the month I will use to draw ONE name to receive the hostess benefits on the entire order!  I will email the winner to find out what those choices will be

Stampin’ rewards will kick in once the combined online order reaches $300* be sure to tell you friends and family to place their order online also.

The benefits of online ordering:

  1. You order will be shipped directly to your doorstep, within 5 – 10 days from when you placed your order
  2. My Digital Studio downloads will also be included
  3. Each $25 order placed in my online store using the Hostess Code will be automatically counted in the drawing. 


It can NOT be added later.  If you have forgotten to use the code and placed your order, the only way to enter at this point is to place another order.

REMINDER: Orders over $300 should not use the Hostess Code

This way you can be your own hostess…no need to await the drawing for free stamps.  Take advantage of your own freebies with your order.

*Excludes shipping

 Here’s a photo of how your screen will look when you’re placing the order and where the Hostess code should be entered, ensure you are shopping with me to be in the draw

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Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

august promo


Buy (3) packs Designer Series Paper and receive (1) of your choice FREE from 1 Aug – 31 Aug.

These items don't qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • No limits.  Order six?  You'll get two for FREE.  Nine?  You'll get three for FREE
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalgoue pages 151, 153 & 154.