I can now take orders for my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Paper & Ribbon Shares!

The NEW annual Stampin’ Up catalog begins June 1st! With it comes 15 new designer papers and lots of new ribbon styles!

For my 13th year in a row I’m offering my 6×6 DSP (Designer Series Paper) Samplers also known as paper shares, packaged in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and pretty!  I’ll also include a list of the papers along with the colors so you can coordinate them with your ink and card stock.

(If you are a returning customer and know how the shares work, bypass all my info below and just email me HERE.  I’ll send you a link to select and pay for your shares.)

If you would love to own every pack of designer paper in the new Stampin’ Up catalog but you don’t want to spend $250 or need THAT much paper, try my paper samplers.  My samplers are a great way to have a bit of it ALL without breaking the piggy bank! 

135 sheets, 6×6 in size, for only $35 & FREE tax and shipping! 

I offer free shipping on my shares since I earn host rewards and I share that savings with you as a thank you for ordering them with me.

Here is how it works:  For every 8 of you that sign up for a paper sampler (whether online or here in person)  I keep track and order one of each Designer Paper packs in the Stampin’ Up Catalog and they are shipped to me.  Then I cut it all up in 6×6 pieces, sort it out, put the whole stack of papers in my clear storage box and then ship it to you in a waterproof, PADDED priority mail envelope. 

(US addresses only per SU policy)

Round 1 begins May 25th and ends May 31st! I will order on June 1st as soon as SU turns on ordering for the new catalog.  RSVP quickly if you want in on Round 1! 

Round 2 will begin June 1st – 4th (same exact share, just different ordering dates if you missed the first one)

135 sheets, 6×6 in size, for only $35 & FREE shipping!

How to Order:

As a SU Demonstrator, I have some guidelines to follow and cannot link directly to a payment/ordering page.  Please email me directly and then I will send you the link to my shopping page to select your samplers and pay as in the years past.  Email me at Linda@stampingschool.com

Here are the descriptions of the new paper. You will get 6×6 sized pieces*: 

12 pieces Petal Garden:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White

12 pieces Color Theory:  Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim & Whisper White

12 pieces Wood Textures:  Fun wood grains of all colors!:

20 pieces Fresh Florals: (New In Colors) Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink & Whisper White

6 pieces Whole Lot of Lovely:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide & Whisper White

 6 pieces Naturally Eclectic: Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky & Whisper White

6 pieces Coffee Break: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede & Whisper White

 6 pieces Pick a Pattern: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand & Whisper White

6 pieces Be Merry: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Whisper White

6 pieces Birthday Memories:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White

6 pieces Delightful Daisy: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide & Whisper White

*5 pieces Eastern Palace Specialty + two 3×6 foil designs: Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Gold Foil, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide & Very Vanilla

12 pieces Bundle of Love Specialty  Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Gold Foil & Very Vanilla

12 pieces Foil Frenzy Specialty:  Berry Burst foil, Kraft, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky foil, Tangerine Tango foil.

6 pieces Just Add Color Specialty:  Basic Black & Whisper White to add your own color to

4 pieces 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ Glossy White Card Stock – It’s back!  Heavy, glossy finish on one side for tons of techniques!

*A few things to note:

The Eastern Palace Specialty paper has 2 gold foiled specialty papers that only have single sheets so you will get two 3×6 pieces of those since I have to divide each pack x 8 people.

Once in a while SU creates a 12×12 design that is emotionally difficult to cut up!  This year we have the Birthday Memories and cutting this one sheet into the 6×6 pieces means someone will get just balloons and someone will get a bear with a bit of his head cut off.  I don’t take bribes or play favorites….you get the luck of the draw!

Linda’s Ribbon Shares

Wow!  We have a LOT of new ribbon!  Over 50 new rolls to be exact!  To do a share for that many rolls is quite pricey (at least $80).  Because of that, I’m offering a pared down assortment of 25 yards using one of each of the new styles!

MY personal assortment will include one color from each style of new ribbon*.   I tallied up each color represented in all the designers papers and chose an assortment of the most popular colors.  You will get 2 yards of each style of new ribbon,  26 yards for $25.  This will give you plenty of ribbon options to coordinate with your new designer papers and see each new style.

2 yards each of the following (see pages 198-199 of new catalog for photos as we are not allowed to show catalog pages online until June 1):

Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon
Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon
Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon
Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon
Old Olive 1/4″ Sheer Ribbon
Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon
Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding
Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon
Dapper Denim 3/8″ Striped Ribbon

*(the Copper Trim will not be available and is excluded from this share)

Details:  I use ribbon chipboard cards to wrap the ribbon.  I order all the new ribbons and measure, then cut up the ribbon for every 5 people.  Ribbon is 10 yards so you would get 2 yards each.  Being wrapped on a ribbon card can cause a few bends in some ribbon styles – I suggest keeping a little flat iron (mine is travel sized) in your craft room to help smooth out any unwanted creases. It is wonderfully organized and stays nice rather than just lumped in a bag!

*****Free Gift if you buy both the paper and the ribbon bundle! $60 for both the paper and ribbons together*******

For those getting both paper and ribbon, I’ll include an assortment of accessories featuring one or two of each of the new embellishments.  (The glimmer dots and clear faceted gems will not be available to order so those will not be included)

If for some reason a paper or ribbon is back ordered, I will email you immediately to let you know of the delay.  I always work fast with these paper orders so I can get them to quickly as long as they are all in stock and I get them from SU on time.  I can place the order on June 1st, and it usually takes 2 weeks to package and mail after I receive them, so you should have them by the 3rd week of June.

How to Order:

As a SU Demonstrator, I have some guidelines to follow and cannot link directly to a payment/ordering page.  Please email me directly and then I will send you the link to my shopping page to select your samplers and pay as in the years past.  Email me at Linda@stampingschool.com  

I will always respond back the same day so if you don’t get a reply, email again just in case it got lost in cyberspace! Remember to email me rather than reply to this blog post – sometimes there is a delay with that.

Linda Heller
Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, Platinum Elite

My Email:  Linda@stampingschool.com

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On the Endangered List…Owl Punch

Less than 100 of these Owl Punches left!  This very versatile punch is on the Stampin’ Up Retiring List and soon to be gone.  It made the big debut back in 2010!  Since then, millions of punch art has been born using this little guy.   (You can see some fun, googled punch art HERE)

I combined Mojo Monday Sketch #498 with the Eastern Palace paper, Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and the little owl.  If you don’t own it yet and want one, be sure to email me or order online here quickly before it’s gone.

Have you seen the cute video of a person petting an owl?  That’s on my bucket list but until then, I’ll have to just enjoy it via video:)

YES, I AM OFFERING NEW CATALOG PAPER SHARES AGAIN THIS YEAR!  Thank you all for asking!  Per SU Policy, we cannot take payment until 7 days before the new catalog goes live, so look for my post on May 25th!

Thanks for stopping by!




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Eastern Palace but in a different way…..

I was playing around with the Eastern Palace suite and saw these ‘flowers’ after I cut the medalllions…

You have probably been seeing the Eastern Palace Suite around stamping town this month.   I did 2 video projects with it this month on  Stamping School and it’s has loads of possibilities.    There are 2 bundles available, one with the framelits and one without.

These will be in the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual catalog but Stampin’ Up is giving us a chance to order early as a bundle if we like it and get a few freebies with it!

My ‘flowers’….

I used the flower die in the set to create leaves…

And then I added a greeting, some sponging with Pool Party ink and a few sequins…

Here are a few of Stampin’ Up ideas with the Moroccan feel…

Thinking about joining SU or Rejoining?   You can add NEW products EARLY to your  Stampin’ Up starter kit order!  Hobby/Discount shoppers can save by placing their own orders as a Demonstrator.  Business demonstrators can earn an income. Either way, if you love Stampin’ Up stamps, this may be a good choice for you.

You choose $125 in product, pay $99 plus tax, get free shipping!

To learn more about the details of being demonstrator,  go here to read more https://lindastamps.wordpress.com/be-a-roadie/

Go to http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lindaheller/jointhefun to join!  When you start the process, you will see a screen like this to choose your kit – click on the New 2017+2018 Products to see all the pre-order goodies you can add to your kit!

When I see your name come in as a new team member, we can go over how to order and all the perks!

If you have questions about if this is a good option for you, call or email me!




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Video: New designer papers….

Hi All!  I’ve been on the road the last week, stamping with my team and friends along the way!  I know I’ve been absent from my blog but hopefully you have been watching my weekly Stamping School videos as two are still going up each week there!  (Customers and team get it free) but it’s still only $35 a year for over 1000 videos and cutting measurements.

I have company staying with me this week and it’s gorgeous here on the mountain!  Everything is a bright green and my white squirrels are running around the yard like crazy. Spring is really here!  Tomorrow we head to Biltmore Estate to see the late tulips and hopefully the snapdragons, poppies and pansies will be up!

Along with spring comes sneak peeks at our upcoming Stampin’ Up Annual catalog, which will debut on June 1st!

It’s a pretty cover, with bright and happy art all over it!

If you have ordered from me in the last 6 months, you will automatically get a copy from me.  If your address has changed, please email me to let me know so it gets to the right place!

If you haven’t ordered but would like one, email me to get on my mailing list and find out about my customer rewards program.

Paper Shares!

Many of you are asking if I will be repeating my 6×6 paper shares and yes I will be!  Stampin’ Up released a video of the upcoming Designer Series Papers…would you like to see it?

(if you are viewing this from your email, you may need to click here to go to my blog to see video)

It’s going to be a GREAT year of creativity!  The wood texture papers are my #1 fav so far along with the daisiy paper!

Thanks for stopping by!




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What to buy now, what to buy later….

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a rainy week and I’ve been sorting through my retiring stamps, boxing up and putting up new ones to create with for the coming year!  I see a need for some help with this list that SU gave us so thought I’d try to sort out some things so you can make wise purchases now if you need to.

The Retiring Products list in shopping cart can be a little confusing only because there is a link to Retiring Bundles.   Some of these stamps and matching framelits or punches will be retiring but some will not be, just the bundle price is.   Right now we get a 10% off bundle price and in the upcoming new catalog June 1st,  they will be separate and not 10% off, so a bit more expensive outside their original bundle.

Here are the Stamp Sets/Framelit/Punch items that ARE retiring and will NOT be in the upcoming Annual Catalog (and be careful when ordering – some are cheaper ordered separately rather than as a bundle item number  – I highlighted those in red )  Email me if you have questions!  Again, these are listed as retiring and not carrying over at all:

These WILL be in the upcoming catalog but not at the current 10% off pricing, so they will cost a bit more.  So there is no reason to buy them now unless you want to save $5-$10 by ordering before May 31st:

Go HERE to shop visually in my store or follow the links below:

Click here to see what retiring stamps and accessories  are still available!

I hope you find time to stamp today!



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Wetlands and a tip for image searches….

This stamp set has been a best seller for a few years now and now, officially retiring! If you have had it on your wish list, get it before May 22nd.

here are a few samples by the SU concept art team:

How to search for only Images of your stamp sets

We all know how to search google for stamp set ideas, right? Did you know you can search for exactly the stamp set name and get only the images? No weeding through each link or scrolling through old blog posts!

Here’s what you can do -go to Google. Type in the stamp set name like “wetlands” and use the quotations marks. They type stampin’ up. So it looks like this “wetlands” stampin’ up – Click on Search. Then Click on IMAGES. It will give you a search result of only photos!

Some sets are more popular, like Wetlands, but so fun to see all the ideas pop up at once! You can click on the individual pictures to go directly to the blog or pinterest post also.

Have fun searching!

Things are going fast! Remember that stamps will be manufactured until May 22nd but everything else is while supplies last.


HERE is a List of What has sold out and not orderable as of today

To shop visually, click on the links below!

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Grab your highlighter….the SU Retired List is here!

If you are new to Stampin’ Up, today is the day we love and dread all at the same time!   SU needs to make room for exciting, new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog.  That means we say goodbye to some that will be retiring.

Important details to know:

  1.  Stampin’ Up will continue making the retiring stamps until May 22, 2017.  After that they will be while supplies last.
  2. The accessories are ‘while supplies last’ – some go super fast and some may appear on the Clearance rack later.
  3. If you really want it, get it today.  Order online in my store or email me to get it ordered quickly.
  4.  The last day of the retiring products will be May 31st 2017.

If you like to shop visually by category, go HERE to my store

Download PDF by Page Number 

Download List by  Excel to sort by name or price

To see what Holiday Catalog items will be carrying over, go HERE

I thought I’d highlight some of my favorites and must-haves that are retiring.  Please refer to your printed list to see ALL items retiring.

Butterfly punches have been a staple for years but they are retiring! If don’t have either of these, get ’em:

(by the way, the set of 3 Butterflies Thinlits will be going up $2 in the new catalog)

These punches are leaving –  the Owl Punch is a big surprise!  I think he’s timeless:)   My guess is he will sell out quickly!   The ones in RED are my recommendations if you don’t own them yet:

1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch

1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch


I’m so sad!  I LOVE the Crumb Cake envelopes but they are retiring…

The 5 outgoing ink colors – if you have any of these ink pads, be sure to add these to your order:

Here are a few staple thinlits and dies I have used a lot that are retiring. ( this is not the whole list of dies, so check the full list!)

Demonstrators gathered together all over the world this past weekend for a conference. I attended the Savannah, GA event with friends and team!

It’s an inspiring get together to get some sneak peeks of upcoming new product in our annual catalog, which debuts June 1st!


The first night was a reward for leaders on my team, with a lovely dinner and training.  Here we are enjoying the sunshine and the view of River Street (and the tall guy you may know got in there somehow:)   The 2nd day, Saturday, was all about the new catalog!

Speaking of the Brian, he rocked the Savannah stage showing a fun new stamp set you will see in June in the new catalog:

The 2 samples below from the same set were created by Nancy Smith in Boynton Beach:

I was DELIGHTED with the new catalog!   So many new and innovative things to show you in June!   One of my favorites was the new Color Theory Suite….love the paint deck color inspired papers!  And this stamp set will be hot and all over in no time!  It’s on our demonstrator preorder list and I’m sure you will be seeing projects soon with it on Pinterest and blogs.   If you have been thinking about joining as a demonstrator for the first time or rejoining, any of our new catalog preorders can go into your starter kit – think on it!


Here’s an easy idea using these color theory papers….this one was created by Nancy Smith also:

And I love lemons so I’m excited to see a lemon punch:)  This pretty art was created by Nancy also:

Lots to show you later!  For now, grab your highlighter and start looking at the retiring lists to see if you need anything you’ve had your eye on!






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