Good Sunday morning! Goodness, the weekend is already half gone… ugh. I’ve been trying to purge my craft room. Anyone else need to clean up, get rid of old stuff? In going through one drawer I found these cute little Mini Composition notebooks and mini Gel Pens and decided to set to work making mini notebooks. I mean we are talking about 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, purse size for sure. Here’s the one I made for me… Alphabet A La Mode Dies and the pretty Favored Flowers DSP.

Stampin' Up! Alphabet A La Mode Mini notebook

The letters are really narrow, but I like the style. Before die cutting them, I added Adhesive Sheet to the back of Thick Basic White card stock so they would adhere easily. These are pretty simple once all the details are worked out and I made several to have on hand – you know, once on a roll, just do it. 😊 Here’s another photo of a completed notebook, but without the detail on front.

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I like having a pen with my notebook so I don’t have to go searching in my purse. Things can get ‘lost in the shuffle”, ya know?

I started with a 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 Thick Basic White card stock that I covered with Favored Flowers DSP – FREE item during Jan-Feb Sale-a-bration. I scored on the long side 3 1/4, 3 5/8 and 4 1/8 and burnished these well, having them fold both ways. I then measured down 1″ and cut between the 3 1/4 to 4 1/8 lines. Now measure down 2 3/4″ and do the same: cut between the lines of 3 1/4 to 4 1/8. This area holds the pen! See above photo.

Notice how there is a flat area behind the pen, so it doesn’t get floppy? Add Tear n’ Tape between the 3 5/8 and 4 1/8″ lines just above and below the cut areas and secure together. Now add Tear n’ Tape between 3 1/4 & 3 5/8 – again not between cut area that holds the pen. This will adhere to the spine of the mini notebooks. Let me note here, that due to the thickness of the gel pen, I need to adhere two of the mini notebooks together. I did this by trimming the front of one notebook away and the back of another and adhered just the center part together. See photo 5.

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Now add adhesive to front & back of notebooks and put in place. Trim away excess paper. Decorate as desired. I used the small almost square of the Stylish Shapes Dies to cut a contrasting DSP to hold the initials. Here are several already packaged for giving.

Cute little project using the Alphabet A La Mode Dies, right?

If you would like to order from my online store, that’s really easy to do. And remember to use my current HOST CODE UBG3N32X to earn credit from me. Here’s how it works… when you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you receive from me a SU! item valued up to $10 + Star-Studded Rewards. If your order exceeds $150, do not use my HOST CODE as SU! has it’s own rewards from which you may choose. You will still receive that FREE ITEM valued up to $10 from me + the Star-Studded Rewards. 😁👍

For every $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards , $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc. When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what??? You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order. For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10. Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: UBG3N32X Click here to go my store. Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

And here’s another thing to consider when joining during this time period – during Sale-a bration for every $50 increment of purchase you receive FREE Stampin’ Up! product from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. You can order product from the current 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or from the Jan-April 2023 Mini Catalog and still get that same FREE product during Sale-a-bration. And this Jan-Feb for Sale-a-bration is the ONLY Sale-a-bration this year!!! Don’t forget that when joining, you automatically receive a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products.

Stampin' Up! Joining Special
  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

The Boho Blue Mini Machine (161104) is the same as the White Mini Cut & Emboss machine – only in Boho Blue – a new In Color that will be introduced for 2023-2025.

The January-February Sale-a-bration event has a buy, host and join promotion! Above is the JOIN! Next is the SHOP!

Stampin' Up! Shop promotion
  • Spend $50 or more and pick from 7 new products (4 stamp sets and 3 paper packs!) that are available as free items!
  • Spend $100 or more and pick from 2 new items (1 paper pack and 1 stamp set that are) that are available as free items!
Stampin' Up! HOST promotion

There is a new host exclusive stamp set called Scenic Garden that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+!

Let me know if you are interested & I’ll set up a personal HOST CODE for you & your friends to see if you can collect orders to reach the $300 point to get that free stamp set!

The new Saying Thanks Kit is another great option to add when you join… but you don’t have to join to purchase the kit!

Stampin' Up! Saying Thanks kit
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SAYING THANKS KIT

$13.00 USD | $18.00 CAD

Each kit comes with precut die cuts in Dutch, English, French and German

Available starting 5 January 2023

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

If kits are your thing – check out this link for more options

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