What is a Stamparatus?? Everything you need to Know.

Today is a very important day! Stampin’Up! is releasing a stamp placement tool and it is different than any other stamp placement tool on the market.
Stamparatus HeaderIt’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product Details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$65.00 CAD

Watch this video!

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator  and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Here are the reservation windows:

Reservation Windows Available to Ship
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018
 As you can see, the first reservation window starts today at 2:00 pm MST. I would strongly suggest you get in on the first reservation window so you can be the first to get in line for this product. You will not be billed for the tool until the item arrives and ships from Stampin’ Up! warehouse but today is the day to reserve your tool! 

There is a maximum reservation number (since the manufacturer can only produce so many in one time frame) so I would not wait to reserve since the reservation window may close early if the maximum number has been reached.

I believe there will be a link on my online store where you can reserve your Stamparatus.  You must have a Stampin’ Up! online account and make sure to have me as your demonstrator in your profile. 

We are all learning because this is a brand new way of rolling out this amazing new product.  That’s how exciting this product is! 

 

Q & A for the Stamparatus

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store or emailing me; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see picture below.
 
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Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store, you can find me with this info…  Winona Semler, Demo ID 1000226, Edmonton, Alberta. If you have any trouble, don’t hesitate to contact me or 1-800-stamp up.
 
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
 
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
 
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
 
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time before your credit card has been charged. To cancel please contact me so I can give you more details.
 
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
 
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes. (And if you get in on this first reservation period, you will be able to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration period Jan-March!!)
 
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
 
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.  Demonstrators can order 3 and get their 20% (or more) discount.  Yes!  It makes sense to Join my Team.
 
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
 
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose
 

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Stamparatus ImageThis is super exciting!! If you need help reserving your Stamparatus, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Have a great day everyone,
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Creative Christmas Ideas

It’s time to start making that list…and coming up with some creative Christmas gift ideas this year. I thought I’d help you out my sharing two of the projects we made in our annual Creative Christmas Class last week.

#1
Stampin’ Up! has these really great Acetate Card Boxes this holiday season. They are clear card boxes that neatly and safely store your finished cards. Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes and you get 10 boxes in a package.
Acetate-Boxes-ImageWhat other things can you put there besides cards? Hmmm…the themes are endless.

We wrapped Ghirardelli Chocolates and decorated the box like this!
(Original idea from Patti Bennett.)
Acetate-Boxes-1And 9 rolled wafers fit in one box. (I buy the Pirouline Chocolate Hazelnut Wafers in a big cannister from Costco.) Don’t they look yummy?!
Acetate-Boxes-2We also sell these adorable treat tubes…
Acetate-Boxes-38 of them fit sideways in the Acetate Box. How fun is that?
#144628 Acetate Card Boxes  $8.50 (10 boxes)
#144612 Treat Tubes $6.50 (12 plastic tubes and cork stoppers)

#2
This is probably the most inexpensive, yet very practical, gift you can give this year. It is a small notebook made from 1 piece of Designer Series Paper and a few sheets of photocopy paper. That’s it!
DSP bookletYou can use your favorite papers to create a million different notebooks. Simply fold each piece in half and use your bone folder to make it really nice and flat.

Here are the measurements for this one, but you can make them any size you want. Just make sure that the photocopy paper is about 1/8″ smaller than your cover.
Cover: 8-1/2″ x 8-1/4″
Photocopy Paper: 5 pieces cut at 8-3/8″ x 8-1/8″

Decorate the front however you like. I just love this saying from the Just Add Text stamp set (#143931) in the Annual Catalogue. I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits…which I also love!

Remember the Designer Series Paper Sale ends October 31st…Buy 3 get 1 free! You might need to stock up if you are going to make some fun notebooks.

If you are placing an online order this weekend, please use Hostess Code F3F76PWZ when you check out. You can place your order HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for stopping by!
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Dry Emboss It!

Have you ever tried to dry emboss your Designer Series Paper? It adds another layer of texture to your projects.

Here is one done on the Peekaboo Peach patterned paper in the Painted Autumn DSP pack:
Painted-Harvest-6We used the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder…but instead of putting the raised side up, we used the indented side (de-bossing). 

The next pairing is the Christmas Around the World DSP and the stunning Winter Wonder Embossing Folder:
Labels-to-Love-1Snow on snow…I love it!

And finally, a sample using the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP pack and the Quilt Top Embossing Folder:Christmas-Quilt-1Look how much it adds to the original striped pattern?

Remember, the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale is on right now. Check the list for your favorites, but if you can’t make up your mind which ones to get, participate in the paper share. (The paper share closes on October 10th.) Here are the details again.

Designer Series Paper Share – October 1 – 10th

If you are undecided, and would like a little sampling of ALL the papers on sale, why don’t you consider participating in a paper share. All those participating will receive 1/2 a package of all of the designer series papers that are on sale this month.

    • Painted Autumn (holiday catalogue) – 6 each 12 x 12 sheets
    • Christmas Around the World (holiday catalogue) – 6 each 12 x12 sheets
    • Wood Textures (annual catalogue) – 24 each 6×6 sheets
    • Color Theory – 24 each 6×6 sheets
    • Petal Garden – 24 each 6×6 sheets
    • Whole Lot of Lovely – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Naturally Eclectic – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Coffee Break – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Pick a Pattern – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Be Merry – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Birthday Memories – 6 each 12 x12 sheets
    • Delightful Daisy – 6 each 12×12 sheets
    • Just Add Color Specialty – 6 each 12×12 sheets

That works out to 108 sheets of designer series paper. If you were to purchase packages of all of these papers you’d pay $185 + shipping and tax. But if you participate in this paper share you only pay $85 (plus shipping if required)!! What a great way to get a sampling of all these papers! Anyone in Canada can participate.

The Paper Share is only available until October 10th and will be ready for pick up or shipped the week of October 16th.

Request your paper share today!

Click HERE to place an order, and use this October Hostess Code at checkout: F3F76PWZ

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,
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