Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31 Stampin' Up! Array of Sunshine & the Big Shot Offer is Extended!!


I felt like stepping away from all the fall/Halloween/Christmas colors for a moment and working with pastels. The flower image is from a hostess stamp set in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog called Array of Sunshine. I stamped it three different times and cut out three different layers to make the flower. It is adhered to a circle die from Circles #2, which is run through the Big Shot Machine using the Texture Plate from Backgrounds #1. The Blushing Bride scalloped strip is a scrap from a Fancy Favor Box that I created a while back. The sentiment from Friendly Phrases fit perfectly on one of the labels from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die Set. It's a pretty simple card . . . and I hope you didn't mind seeing something in pastel!

Stampin' Up! announced this morning that the fabulous offer of a FREE Big Shot Machine is being extended to November 11 for all New Demonstrators. (If you have a Big Shot Machine, you can select $100 in free product as your sign up gift!) you can read more about it by clicking HERE.

Supplies to make this card:

Stamps: Array of Sunshine (hostess set), Friendly Phrases (WM 126149, CM 126151)
Paper: Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (119796), 2010-11 In Color Patterns Paper (117158)
Ink: Pool Party (122938), Blushing Bride (119786)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Circle Die #2 (114526), Fancy Favor Box (115965), Lots of Tags Sizzlits (114508), Texturz Plate Backgrounds #1 (114512), Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber (114615), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad (116631)
Accessories: In Color Printed Brads (122940)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesives (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


On another note . . . our oldest daughter, Karel, received her acceptance letter from the University of Minnesota on Friday afternoon. It was an exciting moment. I wish I could have captured the expression on her face when she first got the letter!! It was priceless . . . but of course I wasn't quite ready with the camera. I actually hesitated to post this picture on my blog as you get a nice look into one of the very messiest areas of our house . . . the mail/junk drop area and my husbands office! lol! But, it's not about the messy house . . . it's about my very happy daughter! Congratulations, Karel!! We are all sooooo proud of you!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10/26 Stampin' Up! Contempo Christmas


Here is a quick and easy Christmas card if you need one . . . and it uses a non-Christmas Designer Series Paper that looks a little like Christmas when you pair it with a tree! The patterned paper is from the paper pack called Paisley Petals. The tree is inked up in Always Artichoke. I used a Blender Pen to remove the ink from the base of the tree and then colored that section in with a Chocolate Chip marker. This is one of the cards my customers can make at my card buffet today and tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day!! Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Contempo Christmas (WM 118734, CM 120594)
Paper: Always Artichoke (105119), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730), Paisley Petals DSP (122367)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Always Artichoke (105219)
Tools: Paper Piercer for rhinestone placement (116631), Blender Pen (102845)
Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon (121000), Chocolate Chip Marker (100071), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10/25 Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers


This was the Charity Card my Club Members got to make this month. I wish I could tell you where the idea came from! I know I semi-cased someone, but I don't remember who. (sorry!) I love that the Extra-Large Oval punch fits into the Oval Designer Frame perfectly!


This was a take home Charity Card Option that my Club Members had. I think it's just da bomb that the Occasions Alphabet fits into the frame perfectly as well!

Hope you enjoyed these quick and simple cards! Thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers (WM 113252), Occasions Alphabet (WM 117090, CM 123598), Elements of Style (WM 118611, CM 120045)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), Always Artichoke (105119), Blushing Bride (119796), Paisley Petals DSP (122367), Beau Chateau DSP (122357)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Designer Frames (123130), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122966)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332)

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Monday, October 24, 2011

10/24 Stampin' Up! Always Thankful


Earlier this fall, I participated in a Rising Star Swap and one of the cards I got back had me running to place an order so I could case her card!! Edie Bunting used the stamps set called Always Thankful from the Holiday Mini Catalog and this is my case of her card. Thank you, Edie, for sharing you amazing work with us!

Don't you wish you could be a SU demonstrator, too, and be inspired by amazing swap cards like this one? Swapping and sharing ideas with other demonstrators is definitely one of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. But, that is just the beginning of the many ways my life has been enriched by Stampin' Up! Mostly, I just love being with a group of people who "understand" me!! lol! There is still time (through Oct. 31) for you to become a demonstrator and get a FREE Big Shot to boot! (Or $100 in product of your choice.) Please e-mail me for more details, or click HERE to join my group of Creative Crafters Stamping to Share. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I truly appreciate you!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Always Thankful (WM 123787, CM 123789), Sunflower Background (WM 123606)
Paper: More Mustard (100946), Pool Party (12924), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), Spice Cake DSP (124003)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), River Rock (109010)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Tasteful Trim (120893)
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain (120931), More Mustard Marker (100076)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (11075), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

10/19 Stampin' Up! Glimmer Paper Stocking


This card was so much fun to make that I made A LOT of them!! I used it in a couple of different swaps that I participated in. After making so many of these . . . I have a few suggestions for you. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere your socking pieces to each other. Worked like a charm for me! I also used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the little jingle bell. I just love how these bells actually "jingle!"

To make the border around the tag, all you have to do is punch a tag in a contrasting color, cut it in half, snip off the pointy pieces at the long ends and then adhere behind your sentiment. Just adds a little extra pizazz to your greeting.

Have a great day and thanks so much stopping by Stamping to Share!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Grateful Greetings (WM Only 116511)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Real Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Big Shot Machine (113439), Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (116824), Snowburst Embossing Folder (024096), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Stocking Builder Punch (124095)
Accessories: White Baker's Twine (124262)
Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the embossed circle to the card (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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Monday, October 17, 2011

10/17 Stampin' Up! Sympathy with Creative Elements


Sad news. My daughters have friends whose mother passed away a few days ago. This is the sympathy card I made for their family.

Stampin' Up Supplies:

Stamps: Creative Elements (122645), Teeny Tiny Wishes (122647)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Blushing Bride (119796), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Tools: Word Window Punch (119857), Stampin' Sponge (101610)
Accessories: Designer Buttons in Neutrals (119743), Linen Thread (104199), Blushing Bride Maker (part of a set 119801)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Friday, October 14, 2011

10/14 Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Box in Beau Chateau



This is another one of those handy Kraft Gift Boxes that Stampin' Up! is selling in it's Holiday Mini Catalog. My hostesses have been really enjoying their decorated gift boxes and I thought I would share another one that I've decorated . . . this one using the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper. 


I just can't stop making them!! They are so beautiful. This one has two accordion flowers stacked on top of each other. My customers thought it looked like a cake and I have to agree . . . this paper is Yummy! One sweet touch to help accent the beauty of this gift was a length of Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon slipped around the box and tied into a fluffy little bow.

Here are the supplies I used to make this darling little gift box:

Paper: Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (122357)
Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Crop-a-Dial to make holes in the Accordion Flowers for the twine which holds them together (108362)
Accessories: Kraft Gift Box (124106), Soft Subtles Designer Buttons (119745), Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon (122981), Hemp Twine (100982)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

10/13 Stampin' Up! Pines & Poinsettias



This is the card I made for the Anything Christmas Demo Swap. I also swapped it out with a Leadership Group that I am a part of  . . . so I actually made over 50 of these cards! Was I crazy? Maybe! But, it was a labor of love. I had a few long trips over the weekends I worked on this card so using a lap table, I was able to complete the bulk of this project in the car. (Obviously, I was not driving! lol!) And, it made me happy to make it. Every single time I stamped the pine cones, I got a little thrill because they are just so darn sweet looking!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that I used:

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias (WM 123762, CM 123764), Tiny Tags (WM 118091, CM 118592)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Wild Wasabi (108641), Early Espresso (119686), Real Red (102482), Crumb Cake (120953), Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Paper (124004)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (), Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Curly Label Punch (119851), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Scalloped Dots Ribbon (124142), 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Markers to color directly onto the pine cones: Early Espresso (119680), Wild Wasabi (120975), Cherry Cobbler (119681)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10/12 Stamping to Share Swap Cards Part Two

Here is the second half of the cards that were at a recent Stamping to Share Downline meeting. Our theme was "Anything Christmas" Enjoy the eye candy!


This card by Kathy Trussell uses the crimper in a creative way . . . bold and beautiful!


Karen Larson used the stamp set called Pennant Parade to make her Christmas card. I like the way she accented the ribbon with merry, merry, merry!



Cindy Standal made a very cute  present card. She was so quick to give the credit to me . . . but I have to add . . . the credit for this card actually goes to Lisa Schmid and a swap card that I received from her at Convention. Very cute, quick and easy to do.


Chris Glebus stepped away from traditional Christmas colors and made her Stitched Stocking card from a serene blue and purple hue.


Lynn Miller made this darling snowman card. I love the embossed flakes in the background.


Mary Dagostino made this trio of stockings with the new Stocking Builder Punch. The Silver Glimmer Paper is the perfect accent on this card . . . adds beautiful sparkle and no bulk!


Tasha Kast made this card . . . a lovely Lace Border Punch cross. The edges of the card are highlighted with glass glitter. A beautiful religious Christmas card.


Terri Hall made these sweet candy holders to keep in a bowl by your front door during the Holidays. I love that idea!! I should have taken a picture of the bowl . . . it had Stampin' Up! ribbon wrapped around it and looked so festive filled with all these sour cream treat holders in our glorious patterned Christmas paper.


Mary Smallidge made a cute Telescope card. I hadn't seen one of these before in person so it was a fun one to get one and put it on display.

Tomorrow I will share the card I made for the swap! Stay tuned and keep on Stamping to Share!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10/11 Stamping to Share Swap Cards Part One

Our Stamping to Share Downline Meetings are held every month and our swap cards are one of the highlights. This month our focus was "Anything Christmas." Enjoy!


This card using the stamp set "Bells & Boughs" and "Curly Cute" was made by Mary Kiley and she colored her pearls with a red sharpie marker for some extra pop. The gold embossing is gorgeous!


Katherine Narog's "Welcome Christmas" scene reminds you of cold nights warmed by memories  of days gone by. I love the bit of frost she added to the corners of the window with our new Dazzling Details.


This card by Debby Filiowich features an image from "Christmas Lodge." It's getting harder and harder for me to resist buying this stamp set with samples like this!!


Dawn Michels is a little short of stamp sets as a newer demonstrator, but she's got it made when it comes to what she can do with the Big Shot!! What a beauty!


Judy Hamen used the set called "Christmas Greetings" for this merry winter scene. Embossed and die cut snowflakes highlighted with glitter make this card a real looker!


Cindy LeMire paper pieced her Christmas tree with Christmas DSP and hand stamped scraps for a homey, hand-crafted look. A little tag stamped twice and a cute image from the stamp set called "Festive and Fun" captures the look of a happy Christmas morning.


Karen Lockner used a "Snow Much Fun" snowman for this sweet card. The strip of plaid is the perfect touch to anchor the card and provide a great backdrop for the sentiment.


Laura Erickson cut a circle of designer series paper, creatively folded it into a Christmas tree and topped it off with a Triple Layer Doily Punch out.The sentiment is from the stamp set called "Snow Swirled."

Thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share! I will be back tomorrow with additional cards from our "Anything Christmas" Demonstrator Swap.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

10/10 Shelli Promotes the FREE Big Shot Offer!




This is such a cute video of Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s cofounder and CEO, that I had to share it with you. She is talking about the Free Big Shot that is being given away to anyone who decides to become a demonstrator in October.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

10/7 Stampin' Up! 12x12 Elegant Scrapbook Pages


I love the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper . . . but it was too pretty to use!! Ever had THAT happen to you?? I know . . . crazy! But, I loved it so much that I even purchased an extra pack. And there it sat unopened. And, then I attended a local Leadership Meeting and what do I see? But the most BEAUTIFUL pages EVER!! I copied them "almost" exactly. (I added the ribbon . . . lol!)

All the accolades go to my stampin' demo friend Rachel Tessman. She is the creator of these amazing pages and I got her permission to share them with you!! I feel so lucky to have such a kind and creative friend like Rachel. I just can't wait to show them off to my customers. (Even MORE GORGEOUS IN PERSON!) Thanks a MILLION, Rachel!!


The "curtains" on these pages are made with a 3" strip of the flocked paper. It's scored every 1/4". That's a snap when you use the Simply Scored Tool. I did find that on the black curtain, there was a little bit of cracking when I folded the creases. To camouflage these white streaks, I ran a black journaling pen along the creases and it worked like a charm.

The leaves are cut with the Big Shot Machine and the Little Leaves Sizzlit Die. The paper is Brushed Gold. So, so elegant. The flowers are all from the Fun Flowers Die. The bigger flower at the bottom has a 5 Petal Punch piece added as well. The centerpieces of the flowers are Antique Brads.


I mentioned that I added one little element . . . the Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon. My new favorite ribbon . . . easy to work with and just gorgeous in color.

Thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. Visit my Calendar of Events if you would like to come to this Scrapbook Class! Please note that there is an EARLY RSVP DATE! I need all RSVP's by the end of the day on Monday, October 10.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Word Play (WM 120308. CM 120651)
Paper: 12x12 Crumb Cake (124274), Soft Suede (115318), Basic Black (121045), Brushed Gold (102935), Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (122366)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Fun Flower Die (121812), Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511), 5 Petal Punch (119880), Paper Piercing Tool to make holes for the brads (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Accessories: Antique Brads (117273), Metallic Brads (119741), Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122967)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

10/6 Stampin' Up! 12x12 Spooky Halloween Pages


Don't you just love these Spooky pages? And, check out those spooky eyes!! I have to give credit to Patti Chesky for the page on the left. I saw her scrapbook page at a recent Demo Meeting and snapped a picture . . . I knew it was something I was going to run with!


Here's a close-up of the spooky eyes. I used the Peek-a-Boo Frames Die to make this an interactive scrapbook page! The bloodshot eyes come from the spiderweb stamp in Wicked Cool. The sparkling black pupils are punched from Silver Shimmer paper that's been dyed with StazOn Black ink. A really cool technique that I show you how to do on the video that you can find at the bottom of this post.


Here's a picture of the Scalloped Peek-a-Boo bat box. It would have been really fun to have a bat spring out at you when you opened up the door. But, I went for practical . . .


And made it a journaling box. Plus, I couldn't get my bat to "spring" so when all else fails . . quit! lol!


And, how do you like these darling red-eyed ghosts? Sooooo cute!! I demo how to do this in the video. So super easy, you won't want to stop making them! (By the way . . . in the video I said that I used a large oval punch for the ghosts. I actually used the extra large oval punch!)

If you are local to me and would like to come to my house to make these pages, please RSVP here. I have a morning session at 9:30 and an evening session at 6:30. It doesn't matter which session you come to, the RSVP is just so that I can have a total count for the day. This has an early RSVP date of Oct 10. I have to order the supplies and prep them all in advance of the class which will be on Thursday, October 20. The cost of the class is just $15 and you will make two double page layouts. If you purchase at least $25 in Stampin' Up! merchandise after the class, you will not be charged the class fee. Stay tuned to see the next one tomorrow!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Wicked Cool (WM 118738, CM 120600)
Paper: 12x12 Cajun Craze (124270), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper (122351), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669), StazOn Black (101406), StazOn Black Re-Inker (102566)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Peek-a-Boo Frames Die (124587), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Simple Letters Alphabet Dies (115960), Paper Piercer to make holes for the brads (116631), Stampin' Sponges (101610), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/8" Square Punch (119877), 1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859) . . . in my video I refer to this as a large oval . . . but it is actually an "extra large" oval!
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon (124105), Basic Glimmer Brads (121003), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

10/5 Stampin' Up! Best Friends Forever & a Start to Finish Video


This card was created with the stamp set called Best Friends Forever. I got it in my Convention Bag this summer . . . a fabulous freebie! Thanks, SU!

 This is a nice quick 10 minute card . . . perfect for the beginning stamper. I decided to make a Start to Finish Video . . . a nice overview of how to make this card for the new stamper. You can see the video at the bottom of this post.

Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies that I used:

Stamps: Best Friends Forever (WM 122805, CM122807)
Paper: Concord Crush (119792), Blushing Bride (119796), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Blushing Bride (119786), Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
Accessories: Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon (124104), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), SNAIL (104332)





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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/4 Stampin' Up! Modified Mini Milk Carton


I've seen various versions of modified milk cartons now at several Stampin' Up! Events so I decided it was time to try it out myself. This was a LOT of fun to make . . . so much fun in fact, that I had my customers make it at a recent Big Shot Class. They loved it, too!


This is a top view. You can see that it's a five sided container. I cut two paper panels using the Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton Die. On one of the die cuts, I chopped off one section of the milk carton die so that I had three sides and on the other die cut, I chopped off two sections leaving me with two sides. Then, after scoring all of your fold lines, you just adhere them together for a five sided treat holder. I used my Crop-a-Dial to punch holes for the Natural Hemp Twine.


The tag was made with the Holiday Mini stamp set called Gently Falling and it is just clipped to the twine with our Mini Clothespins.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Stamping to Share!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Gently Falling (WM 123802, CM 123804)
Paper: Always Artichoke (105119), Naturals Ivory for the tag (101849), Very Vanilla for stamping the leaf (101650), Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003)
Ink: Always Artichoke (105219), More Mustard (103162)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Mini Milk Carton Die (117310), Crop-a-Dial (108362)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine (100982)
Adhesives: Sticky Strip (104294), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

October Stampin' Up! Promotions . . . click HERE
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Start You Own Business Stamping to Share - have fun, get creative, make money!
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Monday, October 3, 2011

10/3 Stampin' Up! Decorated Kraft Gift Box


I absolutely love decorating these Kraft Gift Boxes that Stampin' Up! introduced in their Holiday Mini Catalog. You can see them on page 15. I have a link to the Holiday Mini on my right side bar if you don't have your catalog handy. If you need me to mail you a mini, just let me know by e-mailing me HERE.

These Accordion Flowers are made with the Simply Scored Tool. I think they make great package toppers. This one fits perfectly on to of the Kraft Gift Box. It is 3" in diameter. Of course, the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper makes it all the more gorgeous!



Here's a side view. The package topper was scored every 1/2". The base of the box is wrapped with Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Supplies:

Paper: Spice Cake DSP (124003), Soft Suede (115318), So Saffron (105118)
Tools: Simply Scored (122334), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Paper Piercer to make a hole for the twine (116631)
Accessories: Kraft Gift Box (124106), Bold Brights Designer Buttons (119747), Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122967)
Adhesives: Sticky Strip (104294), Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), SNAIL to adhere the ribbon (104332)

October Stampin' Up! Promotions . . . click HERE
Get a FREE Big Shot and a BIG OPPORTUNITY!! - October ONLY!
Start You Own Business Stamping to Share - have fun, get creative, make money!
24/7 Shopping at my Stamping to Share Website
Happy Stamper Rewards - Your loyalty earns free stamp sets!
Join me and have some Stampin' Fun! -
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

10/1 Get a BIG SHOT and a BIG OPPORTUNITY!!



LOOK at this! Stampin' Up! surprised us all today with a really BIG announcement! Anyone who signs up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during the month of October will receive a BIG SHOT for FREE!! (I feel faint just typing that!! lol!) But, knowing that I have sold many, many Big Shot over the years to my fabulous customers, I was excited to read that if you already have this fabulous tool, you can choose to receive $100 in Stampin' Up! merchandise instead!! That means EVERYBODY is happy.

This is the kind of opportunity that I know some of you have been waiting for. You've even TOLD me that you are interested in getting a Big Shot from me. I encourage you to look at this special promotion very carefully and consider all of your options. There's no obligation to purchase one single thing more if you don't want to. However, if you do have a family member or friend or two who would support you as your transition your hobby into a part-time business, you would have until March 31, 2012 to meet the minimum order requirement. I think with Christmas and Sale-a-bration . . . there's no time like the present to gift yourself with a brand new Big Shot and try Stampin' Up! out as a demonstrator all at the same time!! Oh, and I almost forgot . . . you get 30% off your initial order if it's placed in the first 45 days of being a new demonstrator!!

This is my invitation to YOU to join my team of Creative Crafters Stamping to Share. Whether you live down the street, the next state over or across the country . . . we are a family of passionate, fun people Stamping to Share! You can order your kit, join my team and get your Big Shot today just by clicking HERE. Look for the "Join Now" button on the left of the page.

Product Bonus:
  • Any new recruit who signs up during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of their choice from any of our current catalogs.
  • New recruits who use the online IDA (then click Join Now) will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus order type in OEX approximately one hour after they complete their online IDA (they will be provided a link to OEX for this redemption via e-mail). In this order type, they will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products. Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • Those who mail in their IDAs can simply list the items they want for free on their accompanying order form.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.
Starter Kit
  • New recruits may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
The Standard Starter Kit $175 ($345 Value . . . $445 Value in October when the Big Shot or Product Bonus is added to it!)
It includes: Stamps, ink, card stock, and basic tools - everything to start paper crafting right away!

The Digital+ Starter Kit $175 ($340 Value . . . $440 Value in October when the Big Shot or Product Bonus is added to it!)
It includes: My Digital Studio Software, Stamps, ink, and card stock - everything to start digital designing and paper crafting right away! The ideal choice if you love digital designing.

Picture yourself . . . part of something AMAZING! Make MONEY working flexible hours doing what you love. Build RELATIONSHIPS by sharing the art of paper crafting with others. And finally, get a DISCOUNT every time you order the products you are going to order anyway!! Talk to me today about Joining Stampin' Up! I'm here for you every step of the way.

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