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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator- Best Business Move Ever!

Becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator was one of the best business decision I have ever made!  After retiring from 31 years of public school education, I knew that I wanted to earn some extra money to supplement my retirement.  I also knew that it had to be something that I really enjoyed. 

I loved my career as a teacher working with special needs children and I enjoyed that bond that was created between teacher and student.  Becoming involved with Stampin' Up! allowed me to continue teaching and to continue to develop those special relationships.  And, even better, it allowed me to "work" when, how much,  and from just about anywhere!  What could be better?

If you are looking for an opportunity to earn some extra money, work a flexible schedule, be your own boss, AND share your love of crafting...then joining my team of demonstrators with Stampin' Up! could be the perfect fit for you! 

Contact me if you'd like to learn more, or if you know you're ready you can JOIN NOW HERE!


Stampin' Up! Project Ideas in the Inkspiration Classroom Videos

 

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Inkspiration Classroom Sneak Peek...Join Us!

 

This is a sneak peek of this month's projects in the Inkspiration Classroom!

As a member of this ink and inspirations Online Virtual Club, you receive access to exclusive, step by step project instruction through online video classes.
Here are some thoughts on this month's Stampin' Up! projects from members of the "classroom":
I don't know how you come up with all these cute ideas, but keep them coming. -- Lynn C.
So far my favorite project!! Keep up the great work! --Vicki G.

Each month, I share exclusive Stampin' Up! Project Ideas that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. 

As an Inkspiration Classroom member:

  • You gain 24/7, Lifetime access to this online video classes!
  • Enjoy these classes when it is convenient for you at your own pace.
  • Receive ALL Stampin' Up! Catalogs FREE sent directly to you as soon as available.
  • Become eligible for prize drawings available only to Inkspiration Classroom members!
  • And, much more!

Join us in the Inkspiration Classroom!
Visit this link to find out more:
http://lisa45.typepad.com/pages/inkspiration-classroom.html

Inklings:

  • With each $50 in product purchase (before shipping and tax) on a single order, I will enter your name in one of the squares on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board.   (If your order totals $100 or more on a single order, your name will be entered twice, and so on...)

Once the board is filled, I will conduct a drawing from the entries on the board to win a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree good only through me, Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

  • During July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!

Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. (One set per customer.)

***IMPORTANT: Once you reach a $50 product total when placing your order in the ONLINE STORE, enter one of these item numbers to purchase this special set for $5...

Reason to Smile (wood mount-131274)
Reason to Smile (clear mount- 131275)

 So, this month, place an order of $50 in product or more and gain an entry on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board AND have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set for just $5, Reason to Smile! 

Now is a great time to join the Inkspiration Classroom!  Don't miss out on any more of these fun and exclusive projects that you'll want to create over and over again! 

 Click Here to Sign Up Now!


Stampin' Up! Specials on the Clearance Rack for Scrapbookers and Card Makers

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Stampin' Up! Bargains for Scrapbookers

The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack is loaded with fun products that are great for scrapbookers and card makers

Pictured here is one of the 8 x 8 Mini albums that is priced at only $5.99!  This album is one of several still available on the Clearance Rack!  Available through ONLINE ORDERS only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Rustic 8X8 Inch Designer Printed Album


Compile and protect your memories with the aged and weathered look of this Designer Series Album. Its rustic design sets a sentimental mood, suggesting that the contents are time-honored, loved, and treasured by its owner.

■ 8" x 8" post album
■ Includes 10 polypropylene page protectors
■ Coated, heavy-weight paper makes album easy to wipe clean
■ Acid free

Also available is the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware I used as a little embellishment for the cover. 

Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware

Add some hardware to your projects. Our high-quality metal Hodgepodge Hardware contains etched designs on brads and accents that coordinates with several of our punches. Each kit contains approximately 100 embellishments and 100 3/16" brads.

Visit the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack to see all of the specials available to you while supplies last!


Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer Update

 

Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer
New Stampin' Up! Trimmer Update

Many of you have inquired about the new Paper Trimmer from Stampin' Up! that is included in the Annual Catalog.  Customers and Stampin' Up! Demonstrators alike are all excited about the upcoming release of this new cutting tool exclusive to Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has been working on this new tool for quite some time, incorporating many features that we know you'll love, including:

  • Full 12" cutting and scoring track (You don't have to remove the blades to get a full 12" cut!)
  • Extended 6-1/4" wide cutting base and 14-1/2" extender ruler
  •  Storage compartment under base to hold additional cutting/scoring blades
  • Cutting track that locks into place
  • Specially designed cutting track and handles for stable and straight cuts
  •  Full ruler, including 1/4" grid lines printed under a plastic cover on the base so measurements won't wear off
  • And so much more!

 I will keep you informed of all progress on the delivery of this new cutting tool and let you know when it is available to order and even share a video product review! 

If you have any questions or need anything let me know!  And, if you would like to become a customer of mine, I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  Let me know by leaving a comment here or emailing [email protected].


Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette Bigz Rosette Die Ideas

 

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Stampin' Up! Designer Rosettes BIGZ XL Die
Make big, gorgeous rosettes in seconds with the Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette Bigz XL die. Finished rosettes are up to 10" in diameter.  These beauties would be perfect for wedding receptions, bridal showers, or birthday parties!  Your paper crafting supplies aren't only for creating cards and scrapbook pages. 
Think outside the box! You can create elements such as these rosettes (medallions) and turn them into home or party decor.  Great for banners, napkin rings, place setting favors, Christmas ornaments, and more!
Find the Designer Rosette Die HERE in the Online Store!

Reminders:

Reason to Smile Promotion

During July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. (One set per customer.)

***IMPORTANT: Once you reach a $50 product total when placing your order in the ONLINE STORE, enter one of these item numbers to purchase this special set for $5...

Reason to Smile (wood mount-131274)
Reason to Smile (clear mount- 131275)

 So, this month, place an order of $50 in product or more and gain an entry on the 50/50 board AND have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set for just $5, Reason to Smile! 


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorials- Banner Edge Punch Tip

 

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Use a Stampin' Up! Square Punch to Create a Banner Edge

Sharing a quick Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial tip today on using a punch to create the banner ends so popular right now and as seen on the card above and THIS CARD HERE.  Watch the video and let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Banner Edge Punch Tip

During July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. (One set per customer.)

***IMPORTANT: Once you reach a $50 product total when placing your order in the ONLINE STORE, enter one of these item numbers to purchase this special set for $5...

Reason to Smile (wood mount-131274)
Reason to Smile (clear mount- 131275)

 So, this month, place an order of $50 in product or more and gain an entry on the 50/50 board AND have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set for just $5, Reason to Smile! 


Handmade Cards, Hands Down!

 

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Create Handmade Cards Stampin' Up!

 

It's a special treasure to receive something handmade.  And, when it comes to handmade cards, most are delighted to receive such a treat.

Not only are handmade cards easier on the pocketbook, it is a true gesture of giving of oneself. 

In a recent article at stuff.co.nz from the Fairfax NZ News, Colleen Simpson shares her thoughts on the value of a handmade card.

What do you say...H---mark?  or handmade?

See Colleen's thoughts as well as other readers' comments in the article HERE.

Interested in creating your own handmade cards?
E-mail me and I can help get you started!

Now, it's back to my craft table... I have cards to make!


Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Banner Masculine Card Idea

 

Stampin up itty bitty banners masculine card idea
Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Banners Masculine Card Idea

 

First Edition Specialty Designer Paper  provides the background for this Stampin' Up! Masculine Card idea.  Rich colored banners from the Regals Designer Patterns Stack add some interest as well as some Small Hearts punched and gathered with a Vintage Trinket pin.  The Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder adds a manly feel to the Full Heart.

The new Itty Bitty Banners (wood, clear) set coordinating Bitty Banner Framelits from Stampin' Up! are both fun and versatile.  Love the shapes of the banners and how they are a perfect match with the sentiments in this stamp set.

Creating masculine themed cards is something I do often since my better-half appreciates it so much.  I'm always looking for new ways to use my Stampin' Up! products and stamp sets that I have on hand to design something unique and manly.

If you are a card maker and would like:

  • To discover how to use your supplies to create masculine themed cards.
  • To learn techniques that you can use on any card you create.
  • Video tutorials to demonstrate techniques and how to create masculine themed cards.

You can discover new techniques
AND
how to create masculine themed cards
in my monthly online video class,
Mainly Manly Cards!

Sent to you each month:

  • You will receive a masculine themed card idea as well as a step by step video tutorial-- a virtual class-- demonstrating the how-to with tips and suggestions.
  • Then, about two weeks later, you'll receive another email with a completed card project with a different take on the previous card's design.  We'll change the color scheme, theme, orientation, etc.

And, the cost is only $4.95 per month!

Ready to join us?

YES! I would like to subscribe to Mainly Manly Cards!  

  • I understand I will be billed $4.95 today, and will receive an email twice a month containing links to project ideas for masculine themed cards.
  • I also understand I will be billed $4.95 every 30 days for my continuing subscription.
  • I can cancel at any time with no questions asked.

PayPal manages payments through my account - [email protected]

As a Mainly Manly Cards member, you will also receive:

HandDrawnStar1My TOP 10 List of Tips on using your traditionally
        feminine - themed supplies on your masculine cards!

HandDrawnStar1ALSO, a video slide show of some of our favorite
        non- traditional masculine card ideas!

HandDrawnStar1PLUS, a list of Five Color Secrets  for masculine themed cards.

I hope you'll join me today in my masculine card online class, Mainly Manly Cards!


Stampin' Up! Spectacular Birthday Card Idea and Customer Rewards!

 

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Stampin' Up! World Spectacular Birthday Card Idea

 

The bright and cheery colors of the Stampin' Up! World Spectacular Product Suite make fun and festive birthday cards. On this card, I've used the Happy Birthday image from the Blue Ribbon (wood, clear) set and the World Spectacular Designer Series Paper. I created the medallion with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the strategically placed Bitty Banners Framelits on the designer paper.

Be sure to visit the Online Store to view all of the fun products in this suite! These have been my go-to sets for the last month...love!

Did you know?...

...about my new ink and inspirations 50/50 Board?

With each $50 in product purchase (before shipping and tax) on a single order, I will enter your name in one of the squares on the 50/50 Board.   (If your order totals $100 or more on a single order, your name will be entered twice, and so on...)

Once the board is filled, I will conduct a drawing from the entries on the board to win a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree good only through me, Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! 

AND...

During July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. (One set per customer.)

***IMPORTANT: Once you reach a $50 product total when placing your order in the ONLINE STORE, enter one of these item numbers to purchase this special set for $5...

Reason to Smile (wood mount-131274)
Reason to Smile (clear mount- 131275)

 So, this month, place an order of $50 in product or more and gain an entry on the 50/50 board AND have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set for just $5, Reason to Smile! 


Stampin' Up! Lovely Little Labels

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Stampin' Up! Card Idea - Lovely Little Labels

It's no secret that I love using Stampin' Up! punches and coordinating stamp sets.  When I saw Lovely Little Labels (wood, clear) and the coordinating Little Labels Punch Pack, I knew the pair would end up in my stamp room!

Today's card features both of these Stampin' Up! products in patriotic colors to celebrate the Fourth of July!  Designer paper from the Regals Patterns Stack in Night Quite Navy punched with the Postage Stamp punch provide the backdrop for the little labels. Vintage Trinkets and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon add the finishing touches.

Check out all of the fun coordinating Stampin' Up! goodies in the ONLINE STORE.


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Cutting with Paper Snips

Today's video tutorial is in response to a question from a You Tube viewer regarding the Stampin' Up! Paper Snips (103579).  Watch the video for a few tips to help make your cutting around images easier using these super scissors!

If you'd like to order Paper Snips, you can order in the Stampin' Up! ONLINE STORE, 24/7...
by email,
or, by Phone...409-719-2853.

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Cutting with Paper Snips


Stampin' Up! in July- A Reason To Smile

 

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Stampin' Up! Special in July- A Reason to Smile

 

Stampin' Up! gives you a Reason to Smile this July with this special offer!

Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products.

Here are the details:

  • Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5.
  • Orders may be placed on these order types--customer, workshop, or online).
  • There is a limit of one (1) set per customer.
  • If ordering online, you will not be automatically prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase. Use the item codes listed below.
    Reason to Smile wood mount- 131274- $5.00
    Reason to Smile clear mount- 131275- $5.00
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012.

View the Stampin' Up! Reason to Smile Stamp Set Images on the Promotional Flyer!

You can order your Stampin' Up! supplies ONLINE, 24/7...
by email,
or,by Phone...409-719-2853.