Weekly What's New Update

Published on 3 April 2024 at 09:00

Have you heard the latest???

April 2024 Classes

Calendar here

Be sure to check out the basic card layout recipe at the bottom of the post.


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Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


April 2024 Paper Pumpkin



Delicate Wings

Be inspired by the beauty of nature with the April 2024 Paper Pumpkin Delicate Wings.  Available March 11 - April 10, 20204 with subscription. 


Thanks & Beyond

Item 164397

Express your gratitude and add something special to each of your crafting projects with the Thanks & Beyond Dies! Cut out a butterfly outline and a separate detailed piece that nests inside to create a partial pop-up feature. You can also add the sentiment to any card front or use the hexagon label for whatever you need. We love how these dies offer more options to not only three Paper Pumpkin kits but also any other crafting projects. Please note that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is not included and can be purchased separately.

Add-on includes:
* 4 dies

Make the most of your Paper Pumpkin kit with a Paper Pumpkin add-on! Combine this additional set of dies with the Delicate Wings, The Best There Is, and Life Is Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit for an extension of the kit's crafting experience. Pair with our other products for even more creative options!

You must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this item


By Your Side Kit  (New April 2024 Release)

Celebrate the special people around you with the By Your Side Kit. Featuring lovely cat and dog designs, use this kit to make uplifting cards you can share with a pet loving friend, a relative, a special someone, and more! Choose a dog or cat die-cut image depending on which furry friend you or your recipient loves most, and complete your projects with embellishments and the stamped sentiment of your choice to create a card with the right message you want to share. Great for all occasions, you'll love the possibilities this kit offers! Also available in French.

Kit includes:
* By Your Side Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Clear Stamp Block
* Old Olive Stampin’ Spot
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Make 8 cards: 4 each of 2 designs
* 8 printed card bases
* 8 printed envelopes
* Folded card: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
* Printed die cuts with peek through cut outs and die-cut labels
* Brushed Gold Adhesive Backed Embellishments
* Enough adhesive to complete projects

Product colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Copper Clay, Crumb Cake, gold, Petal Pink, Old Olive


Hooray for Honeycomb Kit (New Release April 2024

Ready to celebrate all the happy moments in life? The Hooray for Honeycomb Kit is for celebrating all the special moments, big or small! With colorful, bold designs featuring balloons, fruits, rainbows, suns, and more, there are so many possibilities to explore. It even includes paper honeycomb shapes and a glossy touch on some of the designs to make your cards even more authentic. Just pair with the die-cut images and the desired printed labels to celebrate the people around you! The printed labels are included in Dutch, English, French, and German.

Kit includes:
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Make 9 cards
* 9 printed card bases with gloss finish and 9 envelopes
* Die-cut images and printed labels
* Adhesive Honeycomb images
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* White twine

Product colors: Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Lolly, Petal Pink, Pool Party

Visit the Kits Collection Tab above to order your Kit today.



Current Shipping Times: Per weekly update on April 2, 2024 from Stampin' Up! Shipping currently on time.



Clearance Rack Need some embellishments?  There are a variety of embellishments on the clearance rack currently.  Have a look and see if they are what you are looking to add to your stash!

Weekly Updates:

Blog posts will be posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so that I have time to prep classes and create new content on the weekends.

March 2024 Tutorial Bundle

IT IS HERE!!!  Better Late than Never!

I received the tutorial bundle on March 23, 2024 and here are the particulars on the Tutorial Bundle.  This bundle is created by a group of International Stampin' Up Demonstrators (Crafty Collaborations).  This is my first month to participate in this group and when I took a look at the tutorials...I was blown away---this is a valuable tool created by very talented people.  There are 102 pages in this month's bundle with 50 tutorials to inspire your cardmaking.


If you place an order in my online store of $50.00 or more before taxes, discounts and shipping in the Month of April 2024 I will email the password to you so you can download the March 2024 Tutorial Bundle FREE.  The file is far to big to email; so download is necessary.  You will find the link at the top of this page.



Changes coming to Stampin' Up!

In the coming months, there are going to be a lot of changes with Stampin' Up!  Please read this weekly update each week so you know the latest from Stampin' Up!  You may want to place orders sooner than later.



There will be price increases in the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog to the following items (per Stampin' Up release)

  • Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
  • Stampin’ Blends
  • Select Specialty Inks
  • Embossing Pastes 
  • Stampin’ Spots 
  • Cardstock
  • Select Notecards and Envelopes
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines and Plates
  • Punches
  • Select Storage
  • Select Tools
  • Select Adhesives



If you hear rumors of changes that are set in stone; don't believe them because all of the changes have not been finalized.  I will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the changes.   Creativeimpressionsbylauramiller@yahoo.com




If you have heard that CTMH Makers are joining Stampin' Up! the answer is YES,  the contract has been finalized.   If CTMH Makers so choose, they will have the opportunity to join Stampin' Up!  With CTMH ceasing business in May 2024. 


Will Stampin' Up! carry CTMH supplies?  NO, you will need to go through a CTMH Maker to purchase any remaining supplies from CTMH.


In the coming months, per CEO, Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! will be adding more scrapbooking supplies to their line.  I will provide more information as it is announced by Stampin' Up!




The ONLY thing that is 100% is that you need to have an online account with Stampin' Up! prior to the changes taking place.  Should you need help with this, I would be happy to help you set up your account.


If you use more than one email; make sure you are using ONLY ONE email for your orders.  (This includes your Paper Pumpkin subscription.)  All duplicate accounts accounts will disappear when they implement the last phase of the upgraded server.  Both your Paper Pumpkin account and your Stampin' Up! account will be integrated to the same server.  This will be vital to the changes that will benefit you, the customer.


Make sure you are using StampinUp.com and not the old server using the net extension.


Each week, I will update any new announcements made by Stampin' Up!

Basic Card Layout # 40

Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/2"

DSP:  3" x 3"

Mat: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"


Additions in sample above: Circles 1 3/4", ribbon and sentiment pieces to match stamped image. 



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Judith Lawton
2 months ago

Wow! A lot of info to digest! Thank you for keeping me updated. It is really moving fast! So fortunate to have you to help me through all of this process.
I will be looking forward to the scrapbooking part! I have truly missed that from Stampin Up!
Thanks again for another beatuty of a card also!
Thank you for all the time you take for proving up with not only cards and ideas but instructions and what is happening in the Stampin' Up world.