Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Survival Kits

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  I’m here in beautiful Savannah, at OnStage Local.  Lats night I had the privilege of attending Center Stage – the additional session for folks who’ve promoted to Silver Elite and above (sending many thanks to my wonderful downline folks and customers!!!).  We had a fun time with Brian King and some of his group and heard a few speakers who were helping us to grow our business.  And…I got a couple new goodies from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Oh.  And my very own copy of that new catalog!



This catalog is amazing and awesome!!  I flat can’t wait for you to get to see it!!  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that you need to get your credit cards limbered up! 😉  And – you should consider joining my team right now so that you can get that cool 20-25% discount and give your credit card a little breather!

I can’t show you any pictures of anything related to the new catalog yet (Monday afternoon – promise!), but figured I’d share some B-roll with you!  Here’s me with Linda Geiger and Amy Koenders driving over to Savannah.  No – we weren’t moving at the time! 🙂

Later, after we’d checked in and met with the ladies of our group, they headed off to dinner at The Old Pink House (real sorry I didn’t get to go to that! 🙁 ) and Amy, Sue Prather and I headed to Center Stage!  The day was gorgeous – if breezy! – and the river was bustling!

Before we headed in, we took a quick picture…for posterity, don’t you know! 🙂

So – here’s what I’ve got for you today.  Two of my friends who also happen to be in my downline were able to attend OnStage in person this year – one lady out in San Diego and one with me here in Savannah.  To let them know how much I appreciate them making the effort to attend with me, I made each of them a little New Catalog Survival Kit!

I got the idea for the innards, which I modified a little, from a fellow Demonstrator, and then I went to town decorating them!  You can see that they’re both completely different on the outside – I made them to coordinate with my Thank You cards.  And to sort of personalize them to their recipients!

On the inside, though, they both got….

I typed up and printed a fun little listing of the contents in each box…

These are so easy to make.  They start with a full-size Stampin’ Up! Wide Stamp Case (these are the cases that the wood stamp sets come in – and you can buy them without stamps – get 4 of them for just $7!).  Then you add your DSP – I used two pieces because it helps them to fold and close smoothly.

The first case started with some Pop Of Pink DSP (this one went to my friend in San Diego – and she love love LOVES pink!!).  I cut one piece to 6 3/8″ x 7″ and scored/folded it at 1 1/4″ down the shorter (6 3/8″) side.  That piece went on the front and spine of the case – just slip it inside the clear plastic sleeve on the case!  The back piece is 5″ x 7″ and also just slips in!

At that point – I decorated the front with some Melon Mambo letters cut with the Large Letters Framelits, and a Succulent Thinlits flower – adhering them with Glue Dots.  The flower was cut in Whisper White and So Saffron and sponged lightly with So Saffron before I assembled it.  

I stuck it on – over a couple of pieces of 3/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon (of the now-retired Sale-A-Bration flyer!) with more Glue Dots.

Then I wrapped a piece of the ribbon around the case, adhering the ends of the ribbon to each other (not to the box) so that she can just slip the ribbon off to open the case.  I used two lengths of the ribbon to tie a bow and adhered it to the ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots.  And that was it!

The second box, for my friend here in Savannah with me, uses a quieter color scheme and the great Detailed Dragonflies bundle.

This box uses the Carried Away DSP from the Sale-A-Bration flyer (sorry, y’all – but you can use any paper that works with your color scheme)

I cut more Large Letter Framelits – one set in Early Espresso and the other in Mint Macaron – and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Then I used Glue Dots to adhere them to the front of the case.

I made a little tag using my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch.  First I stamped the World of Thanks background stamp in Mint Macaron on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I punched it top and bottom, wrapped a couple of pieces of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine thru the punched hole at the top, and adhered it to the box with  Liquid Glue.

I cut three of the smaller detailed dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits – one from Mint Macaron DSP, one from Early Espresso DSP and one from Vellum card stock.  Then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue on their bodies and adhered it to the tag.  Then I brushed his little wings with Clear Wink of Stella!

The final touch was a line of small Pearl Basic Jewels.  To close the box, I wrapped Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around and tied it in a knot.  Then I made a 4-strand bow and adhered it to the knot with Liquid Glue.  Again – the recipient can just slide the twine right off!

Et Voila!  Two pretty, decorated boxes – perfectly coordinated with their cards.  And – isn’t that one of the coolest things?  Obviously, you could make these boxes for any occasion – how about one with school supplies in it for a First Time To School gift?  New job gift?  New baby gift?  I think you could get a lot of mileage out of these boxes.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get ’em right here!

It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!


Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!

Come back tomorrow – I’ll have a sneak peek of my Facebook Live video project for tomorrow night!  You’re going to like it, I promise!



Carried Away DSP and the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon – no longer available! 🙁


Designer Series Paper: 6 3/8″ x 7″ (scored and folded at 1 1/4″ on the short side); 5″ x 7″ (back of case)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn’ll be back next week!  He and his Dad are having a boy’s weekend!



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Survival Kits

  1. bernath


  2. Oh, Mary, you are MMF (my morning fix!) Your creations are OUTSTANDING! Your downlines must have been thrilled to receive these. I’m so glad you are having good weather for your trip. Our favorite restaurant in Savannah…well, we have two…Six Pence Pub and 17Hundred90. Looking forward to joining you live tomorrow night and REALLY looking forward to Monday afternoon.

    • There are so many great places to eat down here – it’s hard to just have one evening to partake! We had a great time – the catalog is amazing – my pre-pre-order is in….Whoo-hooo! See you tomorrow night, Karen – and thanks! 🙂

  3. Sherry

    The survival kit is awesome!! I know I’m missing out, Savannah is awesome along with getting to see the new catalog and make n takes! Looking forward to hearing all about it and continue to have so much fun!

    • Thanks much, Sherry – we missed you! Had a great time today, as expected. Can’t wait for you to see the new catalog – it’s amazing!! 🙂

  4. juliejphoto

    Love these gift boxes. I almost included them in my order last night, then changed my mind. Now I will have to change it again! Enjoy your weekend and try not to max out the cc. 🙂

    • Just pulled the trigger and even gulped and sucked up Next Day Air! Goodies on Tuesday!! Do get you some of the boxes – they make such cute gifts! 🙂 Thanks, Julie!! 🙂

  5. RitaR

    Super cute New Catalog Survival Kits ,,, I’m sure they are much appreciated by those two gals! Enjoyed reading the fun “contents list” that you printed up, too. LOL Looking forward to hearing more about your OnStage activities.

    • Thanks, Rita – I think they were fun! Monday afternoon – I’ll be able to start sharing peeks at the catalog! 🙂

  6. Ellie Peckler

    Sounds like everyone’s happy – you have a Stampin’ Up! gals weekend and Finn and his Daddy have a boys’ weekend. Can’t wait to see your posts next week! – Ellie

  7. Very cool kits Mary! Love the decorations and the contents are perfect! 🙂

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