Showing posts with label Demonstrator sign up special. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Demonstrator sign up special. Show all posts

Friday, July 28, 2017

Nature Sings Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

  • Holiday card with Nature Sings
  • A few seats remain for card class this week end
  • Only a few days remain for July Bonus Days
  • Become a demonstrator and see the Holiday catalog now

In a Holiday kind of mood 

I'm still distracted by our early peek at the full Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog which demonstrators have been able to preview on-line yesterday.  This week, Stampin' Up! has been showing us sneak peeks and card samples from the new catalog.  All I can say is, "Stampers, hold on to your pocketbooks!  You are going to have a hard time resisting all of the wonderful Fall and Holiday products coming your way in the Holiday catalog."  Over the next few weeks I'll be placing a demonstrator pre-order and getting my hands on some of these wonderful products.  Then, in late August, if you're one of my customers, I'll see that a Holiday catalog arrives in your mail box so that on September 1, you'll know what products you'll want to add to your Wish List so you'll be able ready for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects.  

Meanwhile, I'm playing with Holiday stamps available right now from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  I've been working on swaps that had to go into the mail today, and I'll show you one of the cards  I made.

While I'm writing this post at dusk, I'm looking out my second story window and watching  three deer frolic in the grassy knoll in the woods behind our home with their late June/ early July babies.  In the past couple of weeks the babies have begun to venture out with their mamas.  The mamas tend to keep them hidden for a few weeks after birth,  and  only bring them out when they are old enough to eat corn we put out for them, and after the mamas have taught them how to avoid some of the dangers they might run into in the woods. 

I use the Nature Sings stamp on this card.  The elk in this stamp set reminds me so much of what I see from my window most mornings and evenings, I knew I had to own this set when I saw it in the catalog. 

I use Chocolate Chip on the base card with a background layer of Crumb Cake and one of the wood grain papers from the 6 X 6" Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack


After all of the Spring cards with bright yellow and berry colored daisies and soft pink roses, this card has such a warm, winter feel that you can almost smell the fire crackle in the background as you watch this scene from your lodge window. 

I created a fold over edge in Chocolate Chip to matt the Very Vanilla image layer.  The Elk are stamped in Soft Suede and the trees are stamped in Old Olive. 


I use a sentiment from this stamp set, which is stamped in Soft Suede on the Crumb Cake portion of the background.

I accented the line between the wood grain and the Crumbcake background with the new Gold Mini Sequin Trim.  Its only 1/8" wide and it is so easy to work with.  I find it much easier to work with than full-size sequin trim we've had in the past.  I'm going to be ordering more of it with my next order.  On the edge of the fold on the image block, I used two of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.   Once I finished these swap cards, I found it hard to put them in an envelop and send them away.  I'm glad I made a couple extra for my display boards.  I'm really in love with this stamp set.


Recipe for card:

Stamps:  Nature Sings
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive
Paper:  Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Crumb, Cake, 
Accessories: Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold mini Sequin Trim,  Dimensionals

Click on an image below to see a larger images and to go directly to my Stampin' Up! store to find out more about each product.

A few seats remain for this class

The July 30 card class has a couple seats remaining.  Register by 10:30 am Saturday.  We're making these 8 cards.  Four general occasion cards, one Fall card, and 3 Christmas Cards.  We'll use a large number of stamp sets, punches and die cuts.  We'll do heat embossing, dry embossing and two step stamping techniques.

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Create our own Designer Series Paper using stamps to create textures and patterns.  We'll use Silver Foil paper, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper and an assortment of cardstock, die cuts and ribbons to create our cards.

Get a closer look at the individual cards we'll make by visiting the photo album for this class on my Meetup site.  While there, register for the class, before all seats are filled.  We would love to have you join us!

Register for this class now.  Sign-up details and what to bring are listed on my Meetup site.

Reminder:  Great Stampin' Up! Specials and Sign up offers going on right now. 

Only a few days remain for July Bonus Days 

Earn a $5 coupons for each $50 purchase you make in July.  Use your coupons on your August order.    

Download a free .pdf of the catalog, to see hundreds of new products.  

$150 plus orders (not including tax and shipping) qualify you for stampin' rewards -- free merchandise you select and add to your order totalling 10% of your order.  And, once you've placed your July order, you'll receive an email with three $5 coupon numbers you can redeem for catalog merchandise during August.   Wow!  Spend $150 and get $180 worth of merchandise!--$15 in Stampin' Rewards with your July order and another $15 to spend in August.  You pick what you want from the catalog for your free rewards.  What a great deal!

July Demonstrator Sign-Up Bonus ends Monday

Want to see the Holiday catalog now?  And place your Holiday catalog order August 1 instead of waiting until Sept 1?  Demonstrators who sign up in July, get early access to the Holiday catalog on August 1, plus a gift of an essentials tools pack and a free Holiday stamp set.   Its like Christmas in July!  

Read all the details in my previous post.

Quick Links

- Download a free copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
- Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping
- Order at a discount as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of products in your starter kit that you select, and $72 worth of starter essentials.   Your kit ships free and you'll receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit as part of your new demonstrator kit.   After you sign up, enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25% off.
Clearance Rack items - while quantities last.
- Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits.  


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Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Look how well your stamp sets coordinate

  • Look how well your Stampin' Up! stamp sets coordinate
  • New demonstrators get two free stamps and a free Paper Pumpkin kit June 1-30
  • $350 Workshop orders from the June 1 catalog get $35 additional stamping rewards

Stamp sets coordinate beautifully 

I typically like to mix a few stamp sets rather than use just a single stamp set for my projects.  Today, I used 7 different stamp sets to make this card.  Probably a record in the productive use of products that previously hadn't been used! (I had to laugh at myself because my last post didn't use any stamps at all...guess I felt the need to make it up to my lonely, neglected stamp sets). It reinforced to me how nice it is to open yourself to your own creativity when you have such a range of options with Stampin' Up! stamp designs.  

Five of these stamps sets are available right now and will carry over to the new catalog.  All of them will be in the new catalog coming June 1.  

Click for larger image and check out the 7 stamps used on the card above.
Love the way Stampin' Up! stamps work together and coordinate so well.

  • Stamps: Thoughtful Banners (new, available June 1), Papillon Potpourri, Love & Affection (new, available June 1), Butterfly Basics, Timeless Textures, Awesomely Artistic, Remarkably You
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Duet Banner Punch (new, available June 1), Bitty Butterfly punch, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals.

1. Begin stamping you flowers from Love & Affection onto sticky notes to use as masks.  Cut two small and one large.
2.  Stamp the large flower and then mask it before stamping the small flowers.
3.  Then, with the mask still on the large flower, mask the small flowers before stamping the leaves.  I stamped off the Pear Pizzaz leaves once before stamping so that the flowers popped and the other objects on the page were more muted.
4.  Leave the large flower and small flowers masked as you stamp the Smokey Slate images from various stamp sets.  Again, I stamped off the Smokey Slate images before adding them to my card.
5.  Continue adding images to different parts of your card until most of the background is covered with stamped off texture images
6.  Stamp and punch out three butterflies using one of the Butterfly Basics image.  Attach them using dimensionals
7.  Stamp one of the Thoughtful Banner images, again, stamping off the Smokey Slate before stamping it onto Whisper White.  Punch out using the new Duet Banner punch(new, available June 1).  Select the Thank you sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners set (or any of the other 30 sentiments -- yes 30!!) in Tempting Turquoise.  Attach using Stampin' Up! dimensionals.
8. Sponge dauber flower centers lightly with Tempting Turquoise.  Then stamp flower center images in Tempting Turquoise.  Add small basic pearls to flower centers.
9,  Mount stamped 4 X 5-1/4" Whisper White to a base card of Tempting Turquoise and Smoky Slate. 

While finishing this card, I got to thinking about the whole topic of creativity and productivity.  How many of you, like me, spend hours looking for card ideas from other stampers' blogs and Pinterest boards instead of productively creating your own ideas.  Working on this card made me realize that it isn't the long hours of searching and seeing what others are doing that makes me creative.  In fact, web surfing inhibits my creativity because I'm not being productive! It isn't about having nearly every stamp in the catalog that makes me creative.  In fact, sometimes it just adds clutter! Its not that I'm a truly creative person; its more about the process of just doing it!  I have to admit that while I had these seven stamp sets open and spread across my stamping table, along with three open ink pads and nine different stamping blocks with images ready to stamp that I felt a lot of tension and anxiety.  But I realized that the tension was a symptom of success.  The anxiety meant I was on to something good. 

Although I've been stamping for many years, this isn't the typical kind of card I create.  But it felt good because I was leveraging what I already have and what I already know about stamping techniques. I just did it. 

I know that Stampin' Up! works hard to ensure its products work together. It really shows in my ability to use so many different images from so many different sets yet it looks like they could have all come from the same set.  Stamp sets, ink colors, designer papers, card stock and accessories that all work together... that is the main reason I joined Stampin' Up! in the first place. When I first began paper crafting, --more years than I care to admit --after six months as a new paper craftier who spent way too much money on product lines that offered some coordinated products, but nothing near the range of products and quality offered by Stampin' Up!, I finally found and was immediately drawn to Stampin' Up! The coordinating product lines added to my productivity because so much of the coordinating was already done.  I could just enjoy my time stamping instead of running from store to store looking for blues or greens that matched what I already had!

Now, as Stampin' Up! announces its new catalog for 2016-2017, I am extremely excited about the Stampin' Up! recruiting bonus for returning demonstrators or new demonstrators at the same time you can begin ordering from the new, June 1, annual Stampin' Up! catalog.

New Catalogs coming June 1...

  -  New demonstrators get two free stamps ...

  -  $35 more rewards with a $350 workshop order

From June 1-30, if you sign up for the $99 demonstrator kit, you will get $125 worth of product that you select from the catalog AND you can pick an additional two free stamp sets from the catalog, PLUS you receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit (worth $20)! That's approximately $245 in merchandise for $99, plus free shipping.  Only available June 1-30.

Combine that with the extra stamping rewards Stampin' Up! is also running in June and you can get your starter kit for $22.  Here how these two specials work together to get you more.
   - Place a workshop order for $350 from the new catalog June 1
   - Get 12% rewards for your purchase ($42 in free catalog merchandise)
   - Get an additional $35 in rewards during the new catalog promotion ($42 + $35 = $77 rewards)
   - Use the code you receive from your $350 workshop rewards to order your starter kit.   Your $77 rewards code will reduce the $99 starter kit to $22 and you'll also get $125 in catalog merchandise that you select from the new catalog, plus two free stamp sets, plus a free Paper Pumpkin kit!

So that means that your $350 workshop + $22 for the starter kit ($372) buys you $350 new catalog products + $125 starter kit merchandise from the new catalog + ~$100 (two free stamp set) + a $20 free Paper Pumpkin kit = approx $600+ in new catalog products!!! 

Spend $372 and get over $600 in products?  Sounds like a no-brainier.  And that's a great reason to contact me today if you don't already have your new catalog and want one before June 1.  Place a $25 order now and your catalog is free, or $5 for a copy without an order.  Either way, I'll pay for catalog shipping (US only).  Or wait until June 1 and download a free copy of the catalog on-line.

Customers who placed orders  with me earlier this year already received their new catalogs from me.  If you want a copy sent to you, place a $25 order  with me as your demonstrator, and I'll send you a catalog.  Why place an order now -- besides getting the new catalog asap?  A couple of very good reasons:  Bundle prices (stamps and coordinating punches or stamps and coordinating thinlit dies) and cardstock prices are going up June 1.  With many bundles carrying over from the old to the new catalog, purchasing them now will save you money.  Same with your 8-1/2 X 11 cardstock purchases.  Buy your existing cardstock colors before June 1 and pay only $7.00 .  After June 1 a package of your favorite 8-1/2 X 11 cardstock will cost $8.00.  Check out the bundles available at the retiring prices.  Many, but not all, will carry over another year and will be available at higher prices in the new catalog.

What's better than getting one fabulous product?  Combining two fabulous products for a 15% discount.
Buy select stamps and coordinating accessories (punches or thinlet dies) together and pay less.

One additional note:  If you missed out on getting the retiring stamp set, Designer Series Paper, retiring ribbons, buttons, etc. before stocks ran out, let me know.  Demonstrators have access to demonstrator forums on the Stampin' Up! discussions boards and we'll often be able to find a demonstrator who will have the set or product from their personal stash of retired products after June 1.

2016 Retiring Items

The retiring list was announced and many retiring products have sold out, including some of my favorites.  However, its a great time to pick up some bargains.  Some retiring products are discounted up to 50%.  

Demonstrators have already gotten a peek at the new catalog, and its great.  However, prices on 8-1/2 X 11 paper packs and bundles are going up, as I mentioned earlier.  If you need any of the existing papers, you'll want to order before May 31.  You'll be able to purchase the new In-Colors on June 1 when the new catalog goes live.  

Click here to access the retiring items

Quick Links

  • Want to purchase at a discount?  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of product in your starter kit.  Then enjoy your purchases at demonstrator discount prices.
  • Download a 2015-2016 Annual catalog.  Place an order for $25  and I'll send you a new 2016-2017 annual catalog (US only).
  • Clearance Rack - Products available while they last


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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