Sunday, December 30, 2018

Awesome Join Promotion

Hi everyone! I wanted to tell you about an awesome join promotion that starts on January 3rd and runs though March 31st.  This year during Sale-a-Bration Stampin' Up! is adding $50 more to the starter kits!! Now you would get $175 worth of products for just $99, and you can choose ANY $175 in products that you want from the annual and occasions catalogs.  OR, Option 2  Get $175 worth of products plus an awesome craft tote (valued at $50) for just $129.  These are both great deals!  There are so many benefits to being a Stampin' up! demonstrator, the discount of great craft products of course, but also the website full of creative ideas and the community of people that will become your friends both online and in person at events or get togethers.

 Being a demonstrator is a no obligation opportunity and you don't have to buy or sell anything, the great starter kit can be the only thing you buy. We hope you will love staying and getting a discount on future orders, and becoming a member of the Stampin' Up! community, but we understand that sometimes it is not right for everyone. You can drop at anytime and there are no automatic or forced purchases.

When you join you will also get some business supplies, such as catalogs and order forms.  You can use these to pass out to friends and family as you decide weather to try selling in addition to getting your discount.  Your discount will start at 20% but will go up to 25% if you make your minimums for a while, and it can go up even more if you decide to sell more to other people via stampin' events, online or to friends and family. You will also get a weekly email with some creative projects to try out, as well as info on current promotions and some business tips. There is also a Stampin' Up! sponsored online community and Facebook page where other demonstrators from around the globe share our ideas and tips and tricks.  I also have a team Facebook page where I share ideas and you could ask questions or share your ideas as well.  I am available online via Facebook, or messenger, or email, or you can feel free to call me.  I am always happy to talk about my favorite hobby!  You do not need to live in Illinois, I have team members in other states and keeping in touch is easy online or even in person at the twice yearly Stampin' Up! events.  Local team members get discounts at my Stamp Camps as well, and I share templates and ideas freely with my team on my Facebook page.

I am a business minded demonstrator currently, and I hold monthly classes and host a blog, Facebook Page and YouTube channel, so I can help you in any aspect of your demonstratorship, but I was also a hobbiest for the first several years, with small children at home, so I understand that many people just want to get the discount and that is all.  This is perfectly OK and even encouraged and valued.   I can give you as little or as much help as you want, this is all your way.  You can be your only customer or grow a business.  We are all at different places in our lives and have many interests and I understand that.  You let me know how I can help or if you want me to leave you alone :) 

Watch my join video for more info or click the Join my team tab under my blog header and get started.  Added join benefits don't start until January 3rd, so use the next few days to figure out what $175 worth of products you want in your starter kit, then come back on January 3rd and join! Contact me with ANY questions.

 Check out a closer look at that bag!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Quick and Easy Gift Card Holder

Today I would like to share a quick and simple gift card holder, just in time for Christmas.  You can change up this simple design for just about any occasion.  This version only uses punches, so it is great if you don't own a Big Shot.
I used the Mistletoe Season stamp set and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. 

The base is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2, scored at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4.  The 1 1/4 flap is folded in to be the part that holds the gift card. 

This card design is also great to hold a photo.  Photos are great to give at Christmas. Other times would be school photos to family members, new baby announcements, Wedding and more.

 Below is a video with step by step instructions, with a tip for cutting multiples.

Supplies for this card:
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Monday, December 17, 2018

Clearance Rack Update

The Clearance Rack has been updated with a lot of great products at great prices! Here are just a few!

Click here to go right to the Clearance Rack:
I am not holding an event before Christmas so I am offering a free pack f either rhinestones or pearls included with your Thank you card if you order this month using host code WU6JS4KV
Contact me with any questions!! 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Faux layering with the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set

 Hi Everyone! Today I want to show you a wintery card that is not a Christmas card! It uses the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set and there are a variety of sentiments with this stamp set that can be used for many occasions.  This one reads "If a hug were a snowflake I'd send you a blizzard."  This would be great for a friend you are missing this holiday season, or for someone you know who could use a little pick me up.

I am using a Faux layering technique to make it appear to have a torn layer, but it is really just masked off with a post-it note and sponged over.
I have a quick how to video that shows how to make this card.  You can see it below.

Right now there are a lot of Christmas and Holiday items that are "while supplies last" including the Beautiful Blizzard stamps.  click on the items below to shop while they are still available.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Year End Close Outs

The Holiday catalog is coming to a close and this is your last chance to get some of these fun products!  Several have been discounted and others are just 'while supplies last' at this point, so get
them while you can.  A few things are going to be carried over once this catalog is over, such as the Winter Woods stamp set and dies, and the Frosted Florals, but this will be your last chance to save 10% by getting them bundled.  You can check out the complete selection by clicking here:

While you are at the Online Store, be sure to check out the clearance rack! There are a few Dies from Last Christmas that are now on sale up to 50% off, and they don't require the stamp sets to be awesome.  Here are a few:

Look at the detail on the sleigh! And the deer and three are great for cards and scrapbooks. 

 This set makes adorable boxes. Great for gingerbread houses but also just cute in general. Think of fairy houses, dog houses.  Cute as a box or make them flat for a card or scrapbook page.

This Detailed Santa Dies is great for cards, and you can use it with any Christmas stamp set you already own.

These stocking dies are super fun on a scrapbook page, home decor piece, or card.