A Clearance Rack Refresh – and Hugs from Shelli

It’s more exciting than the trailers for upcoming blockbuster movies! Stampin’ Up! reloaded the Clearance Rack with lots of great products at great discounts – some of them up to 60% off.  It’s always a good day when the “ones that slipped through our fingers” come back into our lives and then go on sale.

Warning:  these items are offered on a while supplies last basis, so you only have one chance to pick up some of these great items – just one chance.  So run, don’t walk, over to the Clearance Rack and see what you might be missing out on.  Check out this list of great stamp sets, embellishments, punches and dies (the list will be updated as items are sold out and removed from the Clearance Rack) click on the banner below:

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That collection is pretty amazing, huh?  While you are in there, placing your order, pick up a couple of goodies from the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog.

Maybe you can add a prepaid Paper Pumpkin to the order you place today? ♥

It’s not often that I can put in a plug for an upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit on my blog. We don’t get to see them ahead of time, and it’s too late to showcase the kit once it’s been distributed. This month is different. Between now and May 10, you can subscribe to a kit that’s designed by Stampin’ Up! co-founder Shelli Gardner – and we have a brilliant sneak peek at the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit. Woo hoo!

While at OnStage earlier this month, elements and inspiration from the kit were shared – and we even received products to complete a make-and-take. Before I show you the card from the kit, here’s a picture of me with Shelli and her husband Sterling:

Brian King, Shelli Gardner, Sterling GardnerAnd here’s a picture from a couple years before – Shelli was pretending to be super-pumped that I had won a “finish the lyrics” competition on the Caribbean cruise: Shelli is known for her infectious smile, charismatic energy and love of nature. You will always remember a kind word, gentle hug or solid handshake from Shelli. That’s why the Hugs from Shelli kit is going to be such a hit.

The Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit combines a little bit of Shelli’s personality with her distressed, artistic style. You have to be subscribed, though, to purchase the kit. Here’s a look at one of the cards from the kit (this was our make-and-take from the event):

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit - May 2019, Stampin' Up! OnStage SampleI used many of the same supplies (and added a few of my own) to create my own note card:

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit - May 2019, Alternative Project, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingBy keeping the same 3-1/5″ x 5″ shape (I cut my card base at 3-1/5″ x 10″ and scored at 5), I could tuck my little card into one of the Petal Pink envelopes that comes with the kit:

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit - May 2019, Alternative Project, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI didn’t want to cover up the gorgeous graphic on this card front, so I trimmed my sentiment down a bit to position it along the side of the panel. I added a touch of Touch of Stella to the flowers before adding them to this banner to give a light, special shine:

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit - May 2019, Alternative Project, Stampin' Up!, Brian King In this promotional video for the upcoming Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit, Shelli walks through her inspiration for the kit (which you are going to LOVE) and shares a little bit more about what you’ll find inside your Paper Pumpkin box in May:

I know you carefully watched the video – I appreciate that about you – but here’s a little bit more about this kit – the kit makes 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs) with 12 coordinated envelopes. It includes a sweet stamp set and a Stampin’ Spot. The kit showcases a variety of gorgeous colors – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. Here’s a screen grab from the video that shows you Shelli’s inspiration for this kit:

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit - May 2019, Stampin' Up!I don’t want you to miss out on this amazing, new kit. While I don’t have any connections with the Paper Pumpkin production crew, I’m guessing this one will sell out fast. The earlier you are subscribed, the greater the chance you will receive one.




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Don’t Miss These Retiring Products. Stampin’ Up! announced the products that will retire on June 3 (or when products sell out). Please click on the picture below to read more about what’s retiring and why you have a limited time to grab up these items:Retiring ListOver the past couple of days, I’ve shared parades of prior cards with select retiring items. If you missed those posts, you can see them here:

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  1. LOVE the pics of you and Shelli my friend. And the upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be FABULOUS (Can’t wait).

  2. Great photos and I love Shelli’s soft style!

  3. Love the card from Shelli’s Paper Pumpkin. I think it is going to be a hit! It’s amazing all the items on the Clearance Rack now. Yahoo! Enjoy your day!

  4. Love your redesigned Hugs card!! I am totally going to CASE that!

    • Thanks, Katie! I like the card that comes in the kit, but needed to move things around a bit. Just a couple of changes made a little difference to make it my own. ♥

  5. Oh wow , lovely picture, and those cards , I can’t wait ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  6. Is your card base Early Espresso?

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