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SU Christmas Quilt for the Fourth of July!

November 17, 2017

I got out my Christmas Quilt Bundle to play with this week.

Actually, I have not really stamped any of the cool images per se,

but the FRAMELITS, be still my heart…

Although its name includes Christmas, it is a quilt so…it can be used all year long!

My mind kept thinking Americana…so here is what I came up with for the Fourth of July or most importantly- Memorial Day as a thank you card for someone who serves or served our country.

Please forgive my lack of noticing the stray Snail Adhesive peeking through the corners on the top…photos are so revealing.

Why post a Fourth of July- Memorial Day card right before Thanksgiving?

Well, it is in the Holiday catalog so who knows if it will stick around?

Isn’t that cute little star in the middle neat?

It comes from the Quilted Christmas DSP- thanks Kay Kalthoff for the idea! I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits for the Gold Foil Happy and th. The die cut 4 comes from the Large Numbers Framelits.

I used the Star of Light stamp set (Christmas stamp in the Annual Catalog) to mimic fireworks and added a great  sentiment from the Marquee Messages Stamp Set.

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please contact me at cindyleebee@gmail.com or 724-323-2296.

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Thanks for buzzing by, friends…


Grab a cup of something and digest all the details

on the new STAMPARATUS! 



The cost of the tool will be $49 (US) and as you can see from the video… it really helps with perfect alignment and stamping multiples!

There will be 3 reservation periods for those who want it early.  If you don’t want to reserve it now, it will be in the Annual Catalog coming out in June 2018!

November 16–30, 2017 – Shipping Approx. February 1, 2018

December 5–30, 2017 – Shipping Approx. March 19, 2018

January 15–30, 2018 -Shipping Approx. April 15, 2018

*To be ready to reserve one for yourself, you will need to create a Stampin’ Up account with a login IF you haven’t created one before.  There will be a page to choose your demonstrator. If you want me as your demo, look for Cindy Brumbaugh in the zip code 34786. I live in the Pittsburgh area and Orlando area but my demonstrator site is in FLA:)))

To set up a SU account yourself online click here: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/MyAccount.aspx

If you are uncomfortable doing that online or need help, just email me at cindyleebee@gmail.com  and I can help you manually with the reservation.

On November 16th, I’ll post again with a link to reserve one if you want it!  

SU is requiring a credit card to reserve but it will NOT be charged until it ships. (see Q&A below)

Click HERE to see a PDF of what the screens will look like when you reserve your spot.  I know this is VERY different than our usual product releases but SU is trying to avoid back orders for a soon to be popular tool!


Here’s a little Q&A that might be helpful:

 Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus during one of the reserve periods?

A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the “RESERVE” link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page.

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.  OR just let me know you want one and with what credit card you want to hold it on.  It will not take the money or hold the money from your account.  It’s like a hotel reservation.  You won’t be charged til it ships.

 Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship? 

A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

 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. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

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: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?

A:Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?

A: Yes.

 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.

 Ok, NOW GO BACK AND READ ALL THIS AGAIN, it is a lot to take in –

more tomorrow! So tune back in….

SU Merry Little Labels Corner Pop Up Card

November 10, 2017

Have you noticed the cute Merry Little Labels Bundle in the holiday catalog?

It comes with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch.

And the other sentiments “Special Delivery” and “Eat Drink and Be Merry”

fit in the SU Layering Ovals and Layering Circles Framelits,

They are really cute little labels that are so merry!

I was given the task of using the stamp set for a card and ended up using FOUR of them on this gift card holder!


You slide a gift card holder or some cash in the snowflake triangular pouch

and slip a little ribbon around it to shut it with a bow! Add a few little rhinestones for some bling:)

Put a little name tag on the back, too!

Now how did I make this card?

  1. Start with a square- this one was 8″ x 8″. You can make it any size.
  2. Score it in half on one side and then turn it a quarter turn and score again in half. You now have a square with a plus sign dividing it in four quarters.
  3. Now take the scored square and turn it so two opposite diagonal corners are both in the groove of your Stampin’ Trimmer and score from one corner tip at the top of trimmer to the opposite diagonal corner tip at the bottom of trimmer. Only score once on the diagonal. You now have a square with a scored plus sign and one diagonal score from two opposite corners.
  4. Fold on all the score lines so the card closes with the triangle scores folded on the inside and two non-scored squares on the two outside panels.  You can watch Lisa Curcio’s video HERE to see the folding.
  5. The Special Delivery is on one of the diagonal scored quarters. On the other diagonally scored quarter, you will adhere the folds together where the “For You” is located. You will also adhere the bottom of the flap where the silver foil snowflakes are so the gift card can slip in the pocket.
  6. Place a tag on the back to personalize the treat!


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and receive 2 handmade CindyLeeBeeDesigns cards!

SU A Little Wild Mash-Up

November 6, 2017

Oh my, I fell in love with the SU A Little Wild Bundle when I first saw it. It is such an adorable stamp set! Take a look at this video by Donna at the SU Home Office:

Here is a card I made with the Bundle:


*My DSP is 1-3/4″ x 5″ and the Pear Pizzazz border is 2″ x 5-1/4.”


Please note that this card was inspired by two talented demonstrators, Michelle Last and Sandy Mott. I got Michelle’s swap on my Thailand trip. Michelle’s watercoloring was awesome. Me, being not so adept at watercoloring, opted to simply use my super new alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends! When I got a card from my friend Sandy, I also loved her color scheme and choice of DSP:) So, I mashed them up!

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SU Musical Season Bundle

October 13, 2017

I have to say the SU Musical Season Bundle is one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.

And, I love that the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is perfect to use with the stamp set.

The DSP has 24 sheets in it for $13, too- a great deal! 

Take another look, it is an elegant, classy stamp set for not only Christmas but also for the musician in your life:)


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