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End of Year Clearance Sale!

  December 1, 2021  - January 3, 2022 We are making way for the new mini catalog that begins January 4, 2022 which means we need to clear some merchandise out. Shop and save on many of the items from the July - December 2021 mini catalog only.  We have a separate list of items that are carrying over and will be available until end of April 2022. CARRYOVER LIST Catalog PDF In case you cannot find or lose this post or where these items are, they will be located on my Catalogs tab for all eternity. It's a great way to look at past catalogs, as a digital file though.  Stock up today!   SHOP NOW 

Stamping and Cardmaking Basics for You, for Everyone!

  Stamping and Cardmaking Basics   The graphic chart represents essentials that every stamping crafter needs in their tool box.  Let’s go over what I am recommending to you. For the record, this is my recommendations not the recommendations from Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! offers a new brochure every year with some getting started basics.  Make Beautiful Things 2020  is one of those brochures. You can always find information like this on my Tool Box page or my Catalogs page, depending on if it’s a catalog or something else like a flyer or brochure. Message me if you would like a current beginning or stamping essentials brochure mailed to you. Currently it is titled  Creativity Made Easy.  To clarify, these are products that I feel everyone should have, not just those beginning their stamping journey or those that are casual stampers. Read on to play BINGO with me!   The graphic chart reads from left column to right column. And top to bottom of the column. Column A:  Stamps  Column B:  I

ICYM Coffee and Crafts Happens 2 times a month

COFFEE & CRAFTS WITH ME   Twice most months I host a coffee and crafts event via Zoom. It is open to anyone to join. "All are welcome".  You will need to notify  me via email , text or other to be able to join. I do not share the zoom link publicly.  Saturdays are from 1-3 pm CST Tuesday following is from 7-9 pm CST You  are welcome to work on any  project of your choosing. Doesn't have to be paper crafts. Maybe you are sewing a quilt, or knitted a baby blanket. Join us for fun and friends and sharing in the love of being creative.  Next up: Tuesday, September  28, 2021 7-9 pm CST Saturday, October 9, 1-3 pm CST Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7-9 pm CST Mark your  calendar today! 

World Cardmaking Day 2021 is Coming!

  Coming this Saturday! WCMD Began in 2006 set as the first Saturday in October by Paper Crafts magazine as a way to encourage crafters to get a head start on their holiday season.  It has become a day dedicated to making handmade cards. A store bought card just doesn't have the same love and care behind it as its personally made counterpart.  See my calendar of a variety of ways to participate in today! _______________________________________________________ 3 ways to participate and celebrate Follow the event links to register! Better yet, join my mailing list. 11:00 am CST Zoom together, make 2 cards, instructions emailed ahead of class. 1:00 pm CST Facebook live, make 2 cards together, instructions posted ahead of class Kit by mail - 2 cards, $5 details on how to purchase coming soon. I am in the process of setting up  my first online store! Choose one or all 3 ways to join in the global event!

Sale-A-Bration Ends Thursday

 Sale-A-bration ends Thursday this week.  Sale-A-Bration round 2 of 2021 ends on Thursday, September 30, 2021. This week! This is the last chance to get your FREEBIES from us. Love that penguin paper that matches the  penguin bundle in the mini catalog? Best get it now. Peaceful Prints patterned paper has you  all awww! It coordinates with the deer bundle in the mini catalog. We have several other items that are free with that sweet $50 purchase that coordinate with the annual catalog or the mini catalog. Be sure to get yours before they are gone for good. I'd be sad for you! Catalogs are under the catalogs tab.  SHOP  NOW!

Open for Business!

May 4, 2021- May 2, 2022   The new Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! is up and ready for business! I have had the pleasure of viewing it since early April. One of the great perks of being a Demonstrator.  My longtime customers have a paper copy in their hands, and possibly a digital copy too! If you want a paper copy, please email me right now! In the meantime be sure to get your digital copy .  Here are some catalog resources for you: Annual Catalog Digital Copy (PDF) 2021-2022 Annual Color Chart 2021-2022 InColor 2021-2023 Coordinating Products Chart InColor 2021-2023 Color Chart Annual Catalog 2021-2022 Project Recipes If you lose your place here, just turn to my Catalogs tab where you find all these items mentioned any time. Be sure to look over the Catalogs page. You might find some older catalogs you want a digital copy of also. And other resources related to all things catalogs.  SHOP NOW!

Time to Say Goodbye! Annual Retirement of Beloved Products from Stampin' Up!

  PDF of Last Chance Products Join me in saying goodbye to some beloved products from Stampin' Up!  Products and sale runs until inventory depleted on select products or May 3, 2021, whichever comes first.  It is hard to say goodbye to some products, but we know that means newer and shinier products are on there way to our warehouse.  For inventory levels, it will show when you place an order, or the item will be gone from view. If you would like me to check inventory on a few items, please email me .  If you lose this flyer you can alway find it on the Tool Box tab. It is listed below the coordinating catalog.  Keep being creative, Sandy


 If you did not yet know I have a Needs A Ribbon YouTube channel. I have many videos out there. Recently I started a Playlist called Coffee Break. It has how to videos on all things Stampin' Up! that are under 15 minutes, the time it takes for the average coffee break. I will continue to add videos to this playlist.  I also upload my Facebook Live videos to my channel, though I am a bit behind on this task. Currently I am at about 175 videos . Playlists currently include Coffee Break (crafting in under 15 minutes, or a coffee break), BTB Back to Basics, I <3 Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin, Project Life App Sometimes I place my videos on my site, but not consistently so.  Be sure to check out my Needs A Ribbon YouTube channel.  Thanks. ~Sandy

Hello Dear Friend Card Kit Class Soon!

  Online Card Class   Hello Dear Friend All-Inclusive Card Kit February 6, 2021, 1:00 pm CST 154573 $32.00 Makes 12 Cards and Envelopes, 3 each of 4 designs Free class SKILL LEVEL: All Online class is with Facebook Live   Join us Live on Facebook February 6, 2021, 1:00 pm CST   Stampin' Up!s all-inclusive kits always include the precut project pieces, an ink spot, an exclusive stamp set and supplies you need to complete the kit. This makes easy success to finishing 12 beautiful cards in a short time.    The card bases and other supplies are all pre-cut and scored and printed!!! Stamping is minimal. Making for fast assembly.    We are going to have so much fun assembling this kit together. Learn some tips from pros!    Register ahead of time and get entered into a prize drawing. Purchase this kit, shopping link provided below, and follow along as we create this beautiful kit live. The video will remain up and you will be able to go back to it if you decide to purchase the kit after

Class Schedule for First Quarter 2021

  Needs A Ribbon (with Sandy McManus)  Class Schedule Overview   Day/Time Class Skill Level Location 1/23/2021 - 11 am Blooming Lovely Paper Blooms DSP Card Class All Zoom 1/26/2021 - 7 pm Blooming Lovely Paper Blooms DSP Card Class All Zoom 2/6/2021 - 1 pm Hello Dear Friend Card Kit Class All Facebook 2/13/2021 - 11 am Host a Punch Party Card Class All Zoom 2/16/2021 - 7pm Host a Punch Party Card Class All Zoom 2/20/2021 - 11 am Sweet Berry Blessings Card Class All Zoom 2/27/2021 - 11 am Free for All Fun SAB Card Class All Facebook 3/13/2021 - 11 am  Circle Celebrations Card Class II, III Zoom 3/16/ 2021 - 7 pm Circle Celebrations Card Class II, III Zoom 3/27/2021 - 11 am  Coffee & Crafts with Me! All Zoom 3/30/2021 - 7 pm Coffee & Crafts with Me! All Zoom 4/24/2021 - 11 am Coffee & Crafts with Me! All Zoom 4/27/2021 - 7 pm Coffee & Crafts with Me! All Zoom 5/22/2021 - 11 am  Coffee & Crafts with Me! All Zoom 5/25/2021 - 7 pm Coffee & Cra


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