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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

Join me monthly for Cards & Coffee with Me! (New)

  CRAFTS & COFFEE WITH ME CLASS Saturday, March 27, 2021, 1-3:00 pm CST Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7-9:00 pm CST Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1-3 pm CST Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7-9 pm CST Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1-3 pm CST Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 7-9 pm CST Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1-3 pm CST Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 7-9 pm CST FREE SKILL LEVEL: All Your Zoom invitation will be mailed three days before event with no class instructions   Grab a beverage of choice, mine will, obviously, be coffee. Probably even the Tuesday night one. Visit and work on whatever projects you want. It will be just like we are in the room, except via Zoom.    Note: I am trying this out for a few months. If there is participation I will continue to hold this event. It will usually be the last Saturday of the month and the following last Tuesday of the month. Schedule adjusting for holidays.    Class is open to anyone, including Demonstrators of Stampin’ Up!   You can register for class until the day before cl

2021 Calendar of Events!!!

  Be sure to mark your calendar!!! Save the dates.   January 5, 2021, January - June 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog begins January 5, 2021, All Day - First day of Sale-A-Bration Read more! January 5, 2021 – February 28, 2021 Inking of You Online Product Extravaganza Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11 am – 12:30 pm Paper Blooms Zoom Class Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7-8:30 pm Paper Blooms Zoom Class Saturday, February 6, 2021, 1-3 pm Hello Dear Friend Facebook Live Class Saturday, February 13, 2021, 11-12:30 pm Punch Party Zoom Class Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7-8:30 pm Punch Party Zoom Class Saturday, February 20, 2021, 11-1pm Berry Blessings Product Suite Zoom Class Saturday, February 27, 2021, 11-12:30 pm Sale-A-Bration Free for all fun Zoom class Sunday, February 28, 2021, All Day - Last Day to earn any Sale-A-Bration items! Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11-12:30 pm Circle Celebrations Zoom Class Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7-8:30 pm Circle Celebrations Zoom Class More classes TBD   Online

**New** Machine from Stampin' Up! - The Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine, in Two Sizes!!!

  **New - Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine **New -= Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (full size) --STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINES--   Creating die cuts and embossed designs is easy, thanks to Stampin’ Cut & Emboss! Our die cutting and embossing products do the work so you and your customers can have the fun.  Our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines offer multiple die cutting and embossing options for you to share with all types of customers–from beginners to seasoned crafters. Both of our Stampin’ Up!-exclusive machines offer the highest quality and make precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. They’re also simple to store and easily portable, which makes packing for your events a cinch! They come with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for your customers to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start.   --SO MUCH TO LOVE--   So what sets our machines apart from th

News with Needs A Ribbon and Sandy with Stampin' Up!

  Needs A Ribbon News January 2021   Greetings News Specials Changes Calendar Tips   Fair warning this is lengthy. I provide a recap at the end. There is just so much to share.   Hello my favorite stampers!    We are here! It is 2021 and 2020 is over. Can we say a big Amen we made through a rough year. I do not know anyone who was not touched, in one way or another, by events in 2020.    We had plenty of good news in our family in 2020. My daughter graduated from college and is working fulltime in her field. In fact she is working “overtime” in her field. Ha ha. I reached 15 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. My husband reached 25 years with his company. My son is nearing his own college graduation. We adopted a rescue cat, who has blended in with our family at age 16, as if she has been here all along. There has been a lot of good to focus on!   As we start 2021 it is that happy time at Stampin’ Up! when we Sale-A-Brate! Sale-A-Bration (which to keep me from typing that every time


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