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Amazing Moms

Image of Amazing Mother's Day Card that uses Everyday Tags Stamp set by Stampin UP

Mom’s Special Day

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that has become so commercialized people have really forgotten what is about.  One of the best ways to show mom that you really care is to take the time to do something special with her.  Flowers are always nice but moms really appreciate the time you spend with them.  Make a memory.  Give it a try and make her a handmade card!  You don’t have to be an artist.  Let’s just take the time to make her feel special.

I was really touched to find that my mother-in-law has held onto all the handmade cards I’ve made her over the years in a box.  She had ones that I even forgot I made.  She is truly a special lady.

Colors

The colors for this card were pulled directly from the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  The paper is always a good starting point when designing a new card.  The colors always look amazing together. This paper is on sale. It was $11.00 NOW $6.60.

Amazing mom color Palette

Everyday Tags Stamp Set

I am sad that this stamp set is retiring. It has some really great sentiments besides being used with the framelits.  The good news though is that they are on sale. The clear mount set was $19.00 and is NOW $14.25.

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Making the Card

To make the sentiment the two colors, color the sentiment with the calypso coral marker. The outside border is colored with the old olive marker.  Simply huff over the colored stamp a couple times to re-moisten the stamp, and stamp as usual.  Cut out the entire image with the 2 inch circle punch. Then sponge with the sweet sugarplum ink around the edges. Cut out a piece of the succulent paper with a 2 1/2 inch punch. Layer the two pieces with dimensionals.  I went back and added some sparkle with the wink of stella clear pen on the border.

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Make sure you check out all the retiring products used on this card.  There are some real bargains. The embellishment pack is also on sale.  It was $12.00 and is NOW $8.40. 

Supplies are limited on retiring items so get them today before they are gone. Click on any item in my supply list to go directly to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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Easy Easel Card Using Cool Treats Bundle

Easel Card Uses the Stampin' UP Cool Treats Bundle

Measurements

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.

Color Palette

Color Pallette for Cool Treats Bundle from Stampin' UP

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.

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This bundle deal is on the current retiring list.  Don’t wait to get it with the extra 10% off.

Close up of Birthday Sentiment from the Cool Treats Bundle

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.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Price: $110.00

Diamond Fold Easter Card

Diamond Fold Easter Card

Falling In Love DSP

When trying to use products in another way then presented in the catalog, I came up with using the Falling in Love DSP as a backdrop for this Easter card.  The star of the show is the way that the card is folded.  It fits in a standard A2 envelope.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set. Stampin UP Suite Sentiments stamp set

Sale-A-Bration coming to an end

Time is running out to get your order in and receive a FREE sale-a-bration item with a $50 purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st.

This is a unique opportunity to get some of the current catalog merchandise for Free! These are some great options to increase the value on your order.  Don’t wait.  Four of the current sale-a-bration items are no longer available: the seaside and sparked embossing folders and the glimmer paper stack and the gold tin.

ITEM NUMBER    DESCRIPTION

147361                     2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365                     Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363                     Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364                     Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362                     Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360                     Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356                     Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit.  Your starter kit ships free and you can choose any merchandise you like in your starter kit.

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I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

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Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter. You can quit any time you like.  You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself.  I would love to have you join my team!

Click here to learn more about becoming a demonstrator…

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Timeless Tags Thank You Gift

Thank you gift made with Timeless Tags

Fun Thank You Gift

These fun little thank you gifts were for the people that placed an order with me last month.  I used the That’s the Tag Stamp set to highlight the cut out shape from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Die.  It was stamped on the lace paper from the Falling In Love Designer Series paper.  I ended up cutting three separate layers.

The first layer was the lace paper stamped with the oval dots image and cut with the butterfly die.  The second layer was an oval cut with the pink and tan bokeh paper and the third layer had the To: and From: sentiment stamped on the back.  I layered the three together with the Tombow glue lining up the hole at the top.

I finished it up with a bit of the Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon and one of the Falling In Love embellishment flowers.

Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so if you order $50 or more, you get a Sale-a-bration item FREE as well.

New Sale-A-Bration Items Added

ITEM NUMBER    DESCRIPTION
147361                     2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365                     Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363                     Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364                     Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362                     Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360                     Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356                     Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

This is a unique opportunity to get some of the current catalog merchandise for Free! These are some great options to increase the value on your order.  Don’t wait.  Two of the current sale-a-bration items are no longer available: the glimmer paper stack and the gold tin.

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit.

join_demo_dec0116_us

I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

trimmer

Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter. You can quit any time you like.  You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself.  I would love to have you join my team!

Click here to learn more about becoming a demonstrator…

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Timeless Tags Stained Glass Paper Flower

Image of Timeless Tags Stained Glass effect flower

Stained Glass Technique

This card demonstrates that paper piecing can definitely have the feel of stained glass.  For this card, I cut the flower tag from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies three times. One using basic black cardstock, and one each of the sugarplum glimmer paper and the mint macaron glimmer paper.

Using an oval cut with the Stitched Framelit dies as my base, I attached the black flower outline to the oval first and filled in the missing pieces with glimmer paper.   It is like putting the puzzle back together so to speak.

I hope you try out this technique. Let me know what you think in the comments section. I love hearing from you.

Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so if you order $50 or more, you get a Sale-a-bration item FREE as well.

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

trimmer

Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter. You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself. I would love to have you join my team!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Price: $110.00

Nailed It Bundle

Nailed It Tools Card Image

Masculine Card

At times, it can seem like there are really limited options out there for making a masculine looking card.  Stampin’ UP has done a great job by creating this bundle of products to do just that.  Appropriately named the Nailed It Bundle, this stamp set and coordinating framelits make this task simple.

Pair it with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and you have a great looking card with minimal effort.  But no one else will guess that!

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A Great Tip

Here is a great tip to get a good impression from the embossing folder.  Before running the silver foil paper piece through the Big Shot in the dynamic embossing folder, spritz the white paper backing with a little water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. It will soften the paper enough so it won’t crack.

Remember that the sandwich for the Big Shot requires one less clear plate as the folder is a lot thicker.

Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so with a $50 order you can get the Designer Tee Stamp Set (Item #143359) free. (see image below)

I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from this set for the tool card.

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Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

trimmer

Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter.  You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself.  I would love to have you join my team!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Price: $110.00

Life Looks Beautiful On You

Image of Beautiful You StampLifeLooksColors

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack

This super simple card is using the fabulous Cupcakes & Carousels DSP paper stack.  I am loving the colors in this DSP.  It can be used in so many ways.

Today’s technique is simply to stamp the dancing girl image from the Beautiful You stamp set on very vanilla cardstock and the DSP.  I used early espresso ink for this.  I cut around the dress and hat with my paper snips on the DSP piece. Then you simply glue that piece on to the very vanilla piece to get the colorful dress image.  Then cut it out with the stitched shapes framelit and layer it with the Sale-a-bration glimmer paper in Bermuda Bay and another piece of the matching DSP cut in the square shape.  Pop them all up on dimensionals.

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Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so with a $50 order you can get the glimmer paper free.

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal.  They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value!  Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

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 CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Carousel Birthday Wish

Image of Carousel Birthday Card

Color Palette

Featuring the new Occasions catalog Carousel Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ UP and the matching DSP paper stack, this handmade card makes for a special birthday. The colors in the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack inspired the color palette for the card.

Sentiments

The Carousel Birthday stamp set features two lovely old fashioned sentiments that go with the whimsical stamps in this set.  The inside of the card featured the second sentiment.

Image of Carousel Birthday Card Inside

The banners on the front of the card are hand cut.  The horse and the circus tent were fussy cut using paper snips and popped up on dimensionals. The ferris wheel image is stamp directly on the DSP using early espresso ink.

I hope you enjoy making today’s project.  If you currently do not have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business.

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift.  This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March.

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Watercoloring Inside The Lines

Card features Inside the Lines DSP from Sale-a-bration

Inside the Lines DSP

The Inside the Lines DSP is the perfect complement to Stampin’ UP’s new watercolor pencils in the Occasions catalog.  You get 3 sheets each of 4 different designs in the pack of DSP.  It is only available through March 31st though as it is a Sale-a-bration item.  The small flower print is perfect for the smudgy flowers I created here.

Bright Palette

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This bright color palette makes for a cheerful birthday card.  The colors play out in the watercoloring on the sentiment as well as the watercoloring done on the embossed image at the bottom of the card.  It is really simple to color the embossing with the matching pencil and use a blender pen to smudge it.

The sentiment “Enjoy” was stamped in Stazon and watercolored with the pencils and blended with a blender pen.  The sentiment comes from the Everyday Tags stamp set.

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Thanks for visiting my blog today.  You can check out my online store 24/7 by clicking any item in the supply list.  Don’t forget to get your Inside the Lines DSP during Sale-a-bration before it’s gone.

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Price: $110.00

Paper Pumpkin Sale

3 month paper pumpkin

Right now you can get a 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Item # 137859 (regular price $59.00) for just $55.00. Plus Choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item when you order.

Enjoy a prepaid three-month delivery of Stampin’ Up!’s subscription kit program. A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper–everything ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting.

After you order, you’ll receive a code via e-mail to redeem your subscription at PaperPumpkin.com.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SUBSCRIPTION NOW!