Feb 16, 2020

Sunday Share - Coordinating Products Make Your Cards Shine!

When all parts of our outfit coordinates, we can't help but feel good as we step out to work, to visit or for a night on the town.  It's the same thing when we scrapbook or make cards - if the products coordinate we know our layout or card is going to be great!! That's why Stampin' Up! took the guesswork out of the latest Sale-a-Bration Coordinating Products offering - and they've given us some great pairings too.
Check out each item that is offered by clicking on this link and see what each item will go with making it easy to add on to your orders and know it will all work! All items are while supplies last so order soon so you don't miss out!

I had fun with the first set of dies that came into my crafting studio that coordinate with the Happy Birthday Sale-a-Bration stamp set that you can get for FREE with your qualifying order . . . . here's a card I made that really shows how easy it is to make a "wow" card with the extra layering! The dies include cake stands too so you can really jazz up your card . . . . you can purchase the dies and some cardstock supplies and earn the stamp set as your FREE item! A definite win!!

Here's another card made with the Ladybug dies that coordinate with the Sale-a-Bration host set called Little Ladybug - it has the cutest images! The concept artists had so much fun with all the coordinating products and video they made gives you lots of ideas to create more!
Ask me how you can earn the Little Ladybug stamps by hosting a card making party for you and your friends. They will get to buy their regular supplies, have the opportunity to earn Sale-a-Bration FREE items and you can earn the Little Ladybug set - everyone wins at this party! Don't want to clean house or bake for a party?? I can have everyone at my studio or do an online event so all your participants shop from the comfort of their home and when their orders arrive, I'll include a kit for each guest to make the card/s we would have done in person.
And lastly for today, if you love punches like I do then the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper is meant for you - order the punches and you qualify for free Sale-a-Bration items and get the coordinating paper so you are ready to make your cards!

Need to have the Spring Mini Catalogue in your hands? Message me and I will get it to you :-)

Or you can come to my Coffee and Cards events next week - Tuesday or Thursday and either 1 - 3 pm or 7 - 9 pm. RSVP here so I prepare enough kits for the class.

Happy stamping!

Feb 14, 2020

Join the Fun During Sale-a-Bration and Get So Much More!

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If you are like most stampers, you enjoy sharing your creative ideas and projects. Plus, you love getting an extra-good deal on your favourite crafting supplies. Have you ever considered becoming a demonstrator - even if it's just to get your crafting supplies at a discount? I love what I do and I think you'd love it, too! Now is a great opportunity to join my team with our special Sale-A-Bration starter kit bonuses.

Choose $165 in Stampin' Up! products for only $135!

Plus, only during Sale-A-ration, you'll also receive three additional bonus items:
-A new Mini Paper Cutter
   -A 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Sampler
   -Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogues (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)

If you don't think demonstrating is for you, joining to get the discount on your personal purchases is a great benefit. You can enjoy a discount of 20% or more on all future orders. Whether you join to share creativity, hold workshops and earn money, or get a great discount on your orders, we have options. All while doing what you love to do - stamp and share!



So let's recap - For only $135:

Choose up to $165 of any Stampin' Up! products of your choice for your kit. Choose from current catalogues, bundles, and Clearance Rack.

The Sale-A-Bration special kit also includes 3 bonus items: a Mini Paper Cutter, 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Sampler, and a stamp set of your choice from any current catalogue (excludes Host sets and Sale-A-Bration rewards).

20% discount! Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.

Free Shipping! The starter kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.

No risk! You'll have through the end of your first full quarter (June 2020) to "test drive" demonstrator discounts and benefits.

No penalty! If you reach $400 in sales during April-June, you automatically remain active for another quarter. If you don't reach $400 in sales, you can "drop" with no penalty, and you keep everything from your Starter Kit.

No catch! There's no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit. I'd love to help you choose your "Try-it Kit" - call or message me anytime!


Feb 12, 2020

Springtime Fun with the Best Dressed Suite

The Mini Catalogue Inspiration
Best Dressed Suite

Celebrate your inner diva in style with the Best Dressed Suite! This fun and flirty Dressed To Impress stamp set includes images and sassy greetings to help you create the ultimate in fashionable paper crafting. It's one of my favourites for making those "girlfriend" cards

The All Dressed Up Dies include dies that coordinate with the stamp images, plus dies to make an awesome 3D purse! Pinterest is already loaded with great ideas for these cute purses! This bundle is one you'll want to add to your spring fashion collection now and will continue to enjoy season after season.

The note card project highlights an unexpected use for the purse handle die from the All Dressed Up Dies, heat embossing, and the stamping off technique. The soft colours and fashionable floral and stripe design are perfect for spring occasions. Make this card for Mother's Day, bridal showers, birthdays, and much more!

Happy Stamping!


Dressed To Impress - Mother's Day Note Card

Dressed To Impress - Mother's Day Note Card

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STAMPS: Dressed to Impress (#151666)
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Grapefruit Grove (#146972), Petal Pink (#146985)
INK: VersaMark (#102283), Granny Apple Green (#147095), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Coastal Cabana (#147097), Grapefruit Grove (#147142)
ACCESSORIES: Stampin’ Emboss Powder Gold (#109129), From My Heart Faceted Gems (#151154)
ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
TOOLS: All Dressed Up Dies (#151665), Heat Tool (#129053), Embossing Buddy (#103083)

TIPS: Rub the Embossing Buddy over paper before heat embossing to reduce static. This helps prevent stray bits of embossing powder from sticking where you don't want them.




Best Dressed Suite

Feb 10, 2020

Kylie's Demo Training Blog Hop February 2020 - Peaceful Poppies Suite

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today as we share ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in training to reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

I'm Ginny Duncan from Maple Ridge, BC Canada. You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every idea that we are sharing today.
I was drawn to the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the moment I saw the Mini Catalogue cover at On Stage - I have always loved poppies - partly for the symbolism they represent as a reminder of our war veterans' sacrifices but also because they are such a vibrant flower in our gardens. And they can be so many colours! 
Today's picture shares with you the cards we did in my special Painted Poppies class - and the optional scrapbook layout that some of my participants chose to do. Don't you love how the cards are so many different colours? My class participants were in awe of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series papers we used, and were super happy to take some home to create more cards! The border print was perfect for the layout I chose to do with some of them - and they still have the other half sheet to make cards or feature on another layout page. 
I showed a coordinating grid page for the focal layout as most of us like doing double page layouts in our scrapbooks - do you like double pages too or do you mostly do single pages?? 
I love being able to add in some of the coordinating products like the Peaceful Poppies Elements and Sequins to make the layouts special and I always try to have a bit of ribbon somewhere in my layouts. If you check out the cards, you will see I added some of the same Elements and Sequins, and ribbon to the cards we made . . . it was a really fun class to put on for everyone!
If you want to make your own cards or scrapbook pages, here is the link to the products we used and you can get your order started now, or contact me to place your order - but going direct is quicker and it will go right to your home!! 

Thank you so much for visiting today! We have an awesome group  of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and I know you are going to love all their projects. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and go through all the links. Remember you are currently on my page – Ginny Duncan and I appreciate all your comments!  See who is below my name to know where to go for your next inspiration.


Feb 9, 2020

Sunday Share - Some Valentine Card Ideas for YOU to Make!

In case you haven't noticed all the ads for flowers, chocolate, gourmet meals, wine and cards, then I'm here to remind you that Valentines Day is coming up this Friday and I have lots of ideas for you to create your own cards too.
I love this card!! It is made from the Sale-a-Bration Host set called Little Ladybug which is FREE with qualifying workshops of $375. It's easy to get to that amount if you invite friends, family - anyone who loves to make cards or scrapbook with you - and have them order some of their basic paper-crafting supplies. You can hold a workshop in your home, or in my studio (no cooking or cleaning!) or we can do an on line party where everyone orders and you get the host credits. Remind them that with Sale-a-Bration on, they can get free products too - just by buying their basics! And I send out thank you rewards to all shoppers on line at the end of each month so everyone wins!
New this month are the Coordinating Products that include Ladybug Dies so it's super easy to make some fun cards. Are ladybugs a good luck memory from your childhood?? They sure are for me and I got them both as soon as I could order :-)

Here's a quick video on the Little Ladybug stamps with some fun card ideas to try - you won't want to miss it!
The greeting on the card is from the Meant To Be Stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.
Here's some more ideas for you that I made using Meant To Be and Stitched Be Mine Dies - when you use the die with all the mini hearts outline, you are left with the small hearts - I saved them and made a spray of hearts on the top card!
This card features the die greeting from the Parisian Dies - love that we can mix things up and find the word we want in a different set . . . the hearts were die cut from the small heart in the Stitched Be Mine Dies. The papers on all the cards are in the Spring Mini called From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper - the "special" comes from the many papers that have foil embossing or background - and it only took a bit to die cut the hearts and use as strips and accents on all my cards.
Need a card for something other than Valentines Day?? Don't forget these papers make great anniversary, wedding and even engagement cards - any occasion that has "hearts" and "love" is a perfect time to grab these papers, punches and stamp sets and make your card . . . this one features the Heart Punch Pack Duo - and the punches work perfectly on some of the designs in the From My Heart papers - awesome idea!! And for a quick and easy 3" x 3" gift card, you can't beat the Heartfelt Lacy Stamp and a few of the sprinkled die-cuts from the previous card idea.
Sign up now for my Coffee and Cards events - this month's dates are February 18th and 20th - you can book either 1 - 3 pm or 7 - 9 pm either day - can't wait to see you!! RSVP on my Events Page (link here) so I know you are coming.

Need some help with a project? Bring it to my Coffee and Cards events and we can work though it - I'd love to help you.

Let me know in the comments which cards are your favourite - and what kind of cards you make for Valentines Day. Need to Shop Now? Click on the button on my sidebar and get started. If you need the current catalogues let me know - I'd be happy to get them to you so you can flip through for ideas and products too . . . .

Happy stamping!!