2 New Promotions Coming July 1st!

Hi stamping friends!  Long post ahead but much to tell you about!

I’ve been packing and prepping for the Stampin’ Up Thailand incentive trip! We leave in 4 days – can’t believe it’s here already!  It’s a loooooong flight there and it’s hot there….but I’m hoping the beauty and friends I’ll see there will make up for it!  I’m grateful to Stampin’ Up, my team and wonderful customers to earn an all expense paid trip for 2 like this for the last 12 years. We have been to places we never imagined going!  Matt and I are heading in early for 3 days in Bangkok first then on to the trip in Phuket.   If you are interested, here is where we will be staying, courtesy of SU:

While I’m gone, there are a few specials going on – a few from SU and one from me!


Bonus Days are BACK! 

Last year was a success so they are repeating it again this year!

Has your wish list grown since the catalog came out?

Then treat yourself to a little extra bonus!

For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5  Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. (and you will want a coupon in August because there is a really cool Christmas early purchase bundle you can get then)

An email address will be need to be entered when ordering and the coupons are emailed to you with a code to redeem in August.  You will need that code so save it!

There’s no limit to how many coupons you can earn and no minimum when redeeming them in August.

 Available on all order types like demonstrator, customer or workshop and excludes Starter kit orders (starter kit orders already get free shipping and $25 free + extra goodies this month – see more details in my post below)

I’ll be in the states July 1st – 5th to help you with orders but then I’ll be gone 10 days. I’m not sure about the internet there.  I know many of you don’t like to order online but it’s pretty easy once you do it one time.  To get step by step instructions you can visit my How To Ordering page HERE. 

If you want to order while I’m gone but do not want to order online, Stampin’ Up can take your order for me over the phone.  Just call 1-800-stamp-up (1800-782-6787) and tell them you want to order with me.  (there are 2 Linda Hellers as demos so be sure they have the right one:)

I have an ordering gift for the month of July!

Over the past few seasons I have so much beautiful yet retired product I can’t use for my videos or classes.  Just because it’s no longer available doesn’t mean you can’t create your own projects with it! So for those placing $50 orders with me in July to get the bonus coupons, I’m sending you a Creativity Kit filled with things like 12 sheets of 6×6 papers, coordinating buttons or accessories, 2 yard ribbon samples, and 10 sheets 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 card stock! Here is an example of one Creativity Kit ready to go out to someone:

When I return from Thailand, I’ll email you and if you’d like to choose your theme, you can.  Themes like Fall, Christmas, Floral, Vintage or birthday. Or you can be surprised!

If your order is under $150 and you are ordering online, you can use Host Code XR9ZXWCR and I’ll also add a NEW catalog accessory in your Creativity Kit!  (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code so you can get your own host rewards – I’ll still put the new accessory in your kit)

Some of you have been asking me “when is Stampin’ Up having another sign up special?” Well, it’s coming July 1st!  They are giving a sneak peek, free Christmas stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalogFREE+ a gift pack of supplies to the kit!

From July 1–31, recruits will receive:

  • $99 Starter Kit for $125 worth of products
  • FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend), and a Bone Folder
  • FREE Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (the coordinating framelits can be added to your starter kit for $30)

That’s an added value of $72 US

Here is the stamp set  you will get free in your starter kit during July:

Here are some ideas to show you how it works with the framelits.  Remember to contact me to get the item codes for adding the framelits to your starter kit.  The sign up kit is $99 + tax and free shipping.  You choose $125 in products and you can add the framelits as an item for $30!

I don’t have this bundle in my hands yet but here are some good photos so you can see how fun its is!   Customers will be able to purchase these in AUGUST and use your $5 coupons you earn in July.

The Card Front Builder dies are pretty cool!  See the detail around the vellum over the photo?  That was created with the framelit.

Love the shape of the tree dies and pretty card using the die cut deer.

This is a shaker card using the trees

The corner dies were used to create a peekaboo effect on the red paper

Another good example of the card builder dies and ornament dies

Here are all the samples – you can click on them to enlarge for detail.

If you are wanting to get the Carols of Christmas set free in your starter kit, be sure to ask me for the order numbers for the coordinating framelits also!  You definitely will want to add those to your kit.

Is Signing Up as a hobby or business demonstrator for you?

1.  It may be for you if you dislike paying shipping on your orders you place as a customer.  As a demonstrator, you save around 20% with each order.  (you get a higher discount as your orders/sales increase that month)   So for me, I signed up 18 years ago because I wanted to get the equivalent of free shipping and tax on each order.   The 20% instant income/discount saves a bunch!

2. It may be for you if you don’t mind placing your own orders.  Some basic computer skills are needed but it’s easy to do and I will train you.  Some of my demonstrators like to call their orders in and SU happily helps them place the order over the phone.   I like placing my own orders whenever I want, anytime of the day!

3.  It may be for you if want to buy new stamps and products early!  With every new catalog, demonstrators get to order a month early.  If you are antsy to get new things sooner, sign up and get em early!

To read all more info about the perks and details, visit my FAQ page HERE 

If you already know you want to sign up, you can go directly to my Join page HERE

I will try to post from Thailand but not sure how the wifi is!  I’ll try to post to my Stamping School Facebook page and my personal page also so check there for fun updates.

Thanks for stopping by !  Go Stamp Something!


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Life is Better with Friends…..and a wagon

I was playing with the Grown with Love stamp set and the wagon was sitting there on my table, right next to my pigs from another card I had stamped earlier.  So…… I had to do it.

I stamped the pigs from This Little Piggy in Soft Suede on Powder Pink card stock and fussy cut them out.  The greeting is from Just Add Text.  I modified the wagon handle so he could pull it!

The Grown With Love stamp set is cute…coordinating framelits, too.

Here are a few samples from the SU catalog:

Paper/Ribbon Shares UPDATE: 

All the beautiful paper and ribbon shares have been mailed!  If you ordered but have not received them yet, please email me back asap so we can track em!


Shopping List:  

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This Little Piggy and Embossing Paste Clouds

Seriously, I can’t handle the cuteness!  It’s hard not to love a little, pink pig.  I know they come in lots of colors and I may venture down that road with this stamp set but today, it’s gotta be Powder Pink!

They do make me smile….

This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set  $20   #143922   (also available in wood mount for $28)  Available now!

So I paired them up with our new Embossing Paste for the clouds! I have the Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and by comparison they are remarkably similiar in smell, consistency and the lightweight feel. I think ours is excellent quality. 

First I used some old washi tape to hold down the stencil or as Stampin’ Up calls it, the mask.  I used Soft Sky card stock and I covered up a few clouds with the washi that I didn’t want the paste to get into.

I like it thick!  At this point, I took the mask off and then scraped the excess off the mask and put it back into the container for later.

While it’s wet, I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on it. While it dries, wash or wipe off the mask and knife. By the way, it dried in 5 minutes! You can speed up the process with your heat tool if you like.  The dimension is really noticeable.

Basic Gray ink pad to stamp the cute pig on the Powder Pink Cardstock.  I fussy cut the pig and popped him up with dimensionals.

It’s a skinny card,  3-1/2″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall. I layered it with a skinny layer of Basic Gray on a Powder Pink card.  Greetings and balloon from Birthday Delivery stamp set.

Embossing Paste 4 oz, $8  #141979

By the way, you will need the Palette Knives , too!

3 knives, $5  #142808

Set of 4 Pattern Party Decorative Masks  $6  144103

Thank you for stopping by!  Go Stamp Something!





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New Stampin’ Up Catalog is LIVE!

We are LIVE for ordering! 

I’ve placed my first order!  What did I buy?  Well, first I placed the order for the papers and ribbons for my shares!  Thanks to all who ordered those!   I can’t wait to see them all in person.   Then I ordered 10 stamp sets, 6 framelits and a bunch of accessories like the mini dimensionals, the crinkle ribbon and the embossing paste!   I also ordered 2 of the Soft Sayings card kit to make with friends…..so pretty!

If you have a list started and are ready, here’s how you can order with me:

Ordering with me by phone:  407-435-3135 (if you get my message today, I’m on with a customer and I will call you back quickly)

By Email:  linda@stampingschool.com (include order numbers)

Online 24/7  in my store HERE

View PDF of Annual Catalog HERE

If you would like a hard copy to enjoy, please email me here with your mailing address to request one!

(demonstrators please get your complimentary copy from SU)

You have probably been seeing the new In colors around the web for a month now.  As demonstrators we were able to get the new colors early so it’s been fun to play.  My favorites?   Definitely Tranquil tide and Fresh Fig for me but I polled my team and Lemon-Lime Twist was #1!

(I’m still learning to love that one but it’s growing on me!)

There is a special item number if you want to buy all 5 new In Color ink pads.  #144081 for $27.50, which saves you around $5 when you buy all 5.    I’d also suggest the assortment of cardstock, 20 sheets for $8.00 #144247.  That way you get 4 sheets (8-1/2″ x 11) of the 5 colors to go with your ink pads.

Round 2 of my paper and ribbon shares start today! 

To read more about what I’m offering this year, see the post below or click HERE

Hope you find some time to stamp today!


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New Product Videos!

  The new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog will be LIVE tomorrow, June 1st at 2 pm eastern time!

I have many things on my wish list but here are a few must-have accessories that are top priority for me:

  • Mini Dimensionals – SO cute!  Now I will never have to cut the bigger ones in half when I have little bows or small pieces to pop up!
  • Glossy White Cardstock – It’s back!  Love that high gloss finish to really show off ink colors and so many fun techniques.
  • 2-1/4″ Circle punch – We needed a bigger circle punch and this is it!
  • Embossing Paste and decorative masks – I love texture and this will be so fun to dye with ink refills and play with!  Don’t forget the Palette Knives!
  • Sizzix Adhesive Sheets are back!  Add them to your cardstock before cutting your dies to adhere all over.
  • There are over 70 new stamp sets!  I’m trying to pace myself…so many good ones like This Little Piggy (page 48), Floral Statements (page 163), Sheet Music background stamp (page 165) and I love the sentiments in Special Celebrations (page 23)

Here are a few things to know before ordering tomorrow:

  • Ordering will be unavailable for 12 hours while switch all the numbers and IT things they need to . I’m sure it’s a big task and I can be patient:)
  • If your order is $350 or more (before tax and shipping) you will earn an extra $35 in freebies!   For example, at $350, 12% is  $42 free + $35 – $77 free!  Buddy up with a few friends and earn more free.  I can help you place orders collectively or send individually:

And if your order is over $100 you may want to think about the SU starter kit as a hobby/discount shopper.  You can sign up to place your own orders and save around 20%.  See more info on my Roadies page https://lindastamps.wordpress.com/be-a-roadie/

OOPSY!  There are few things unavailable to order right away….apparently the demonstrators ate way more than anticipated during our pre-order and elves are making more:

  • Copper Trim  – available July 3
  • Faceted Gems, gold and clear – available June 19
  • Glitter Dots – available June 5th
  • Daisy Punch  – Available June 26 (the stamp set IS available however)
  • Wood Crate Framelits – Available June 5th
  • Seasonal Layers Framelits – Available June 5th.

Stampin’ Up released some videos for the new bundles available starting tomorrow!   I love seeing them in action, especially the new Move Me bundle!

(how cute?  Front AND Back of each stamp!)

(hmmmm…organized and crafty all at once!)

(this is GORGEOUS in person!)

If you missed the other videos SU has uploaded in the last few months, you can visit their channel HERE

I’ll be on call tomorrow after 2 pm eastern but you can get in touch with your order via email sooner and I’ll put it in when SU turns it on.  As always, you can order online on your own 24/7 in my store HERE


Email:  Linda@stampingschool.com


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

Thank you to all who participated! My shares are closed.  If you want to get on a wait list for another round, email me.  Linda

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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