Who wouldn’t like to receive this fun birthday card with the delicious chocolate swirl cone on the front? This card is pretty simple to make using the Cool Treats Bundle from Stampin’ UP.
Cut a regular card base measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ on pear pizzazz cardstock. Score the card at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold at the 2 3/4″ mark and attach another piece of pear pizzazz card stock measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Once you have added the DSP panels to the inside and front, stamp your images and pop them up on dimensionals. Attach the button above the sentiment with a glue dot. This will keep the card popped up when flat. This particular button type is retired but I included the current buttons in the supply list.
Shadow on the Sentiment
It is pretty neat trick to get a shadow effect on the sentiment. Stamp your greeting with the pear pizzazz ink on white card stock. Clean your stamp. Stamp it again using pool party ink slightly askew. The photopolymer makes it easy to see through the stamp and line it up where you want it.
This bundle deal is on the current retiring list. Don’t wait to get it with the extra 10% off.
FAQ’s About Becoming a Demonstrator
Q. What are the minimum sales requirements?
A. You only need to submit 300 CSV (Commissionable Sales Volume) in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission (or 25 percent if you become a bronze elite title or above). The discount makes it so worth it!
Q. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
A. Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops or classes, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the quarterly sales minimum.
Q. Can I be my own host?
A. Yes, you can be your own host anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the host, receiving the Stampin’ Rewards, as well as the demonstrator, receiving your instant income and commission.
Q. How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
A. The Starter Kit is only $99 USD and is fully customizable. You choose up to $125 USD worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products, and you will also receive a business supplies pack containing materials you need to run your business (valued at least $35 USD).
Q. How can I make money as a demonstrator?
A. You can earn money in three ways: instant or deferred income (20 or 25 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (4-13 percent of total monthly sales), and monthly team commissions (1–6.5 percent of your recruits’ sales).
Q. Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
A. No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid team commissions on your team’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.
Q. Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect?
A. Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a quarterly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator-only website, and annual and seasonal catalogs.
Q. Is Stampin’ Up! a well-known, respected company?
A. Since 1988, Stampin’ Up! has been selling stamps and papercrafting supplies. In that time, not only have we won industry awards and accolades, but also the loyalty and admiration of demonstrators and customers alike. And that is a trend that we work hard to maintain. You can rest assured that the reputation of Stampin’ Up! will only continue to improve!
Q. What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
A. You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders. However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact your demonstrator.