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8th Annual Stamp out Breast Cancer Event

There are so many things that I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator including the ability to use my craft to help others!  Well – This is our 8th year and my Demonstrator friends and I are holding another Stamp Out Breast Cancer event.  Even if you cannot attend, please consider donating!  Once again, my Demonstrator friends and I are donating all the supplies for the event so that all money collected goes directly to the Making Strides Organization!

So here are the details for the day!

Saturday October 28th – 1pm to 4pm

Harmony Hall, Dracut, MA

You will make these 5 gorgeous cards.  These cards are easy so even if you have never stamped before – you will still have 5 great cards to take home.











Each attendee is entered into a drawing to win one of three great gifts: 
1.  a Full set of Stampin’ Up! ink pads or
2.  a Full set of Stmapin’ Up! markers or
3.  a Brand new Keurig Machine

There are also many other great prizes that will be raffled off throughout the day.

You can register or donate HERE.

Any questions?  Drop me a message at marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net

Looking forward to seeing your there!


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Want Holiday ideas in your email for the next 12 weeks?

Don’t miss out – my annual Holiday project campaign, the 12 Weeks of Christmas starts today!  Starting this afternoon and every Wednesday between now and Christmas, I will be seStar of Light Christmas cardnding out a unique Holiday card or project idea to my newsletter list.  These projects are perfect for inspiring your design of your annual Holiday card or for great Handmade Gift or packaging ideas!

This is one of my favorite Holiday cards from last year using the still current Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Star of Light.

This card uses a watercolor wash for the background with stars cut out from the thinlits with Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.

So don’t miss out on my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!  Signup today!

Click HERE to signup for my weekly newsletter!

Ready to get started on your Holiday cards?  Stop by on Friday October 6th for my World Card Making Day event.  I will help you design a Christmas card that is unique to you!  Friday the 6th – 10am to 3pm or 7pm to 11pm.


Enjoy!!

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Specials for World Card Making Day

I am so excited, a couple of the most popular new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets are on sale for World Card Making Day!  And Stampin’ Up! is also doing the buy 3 get 1 FREE for Designer papers for the month of October!

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ UP!  For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check it out HERE.

131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla)Note Cards & EnvelopesN/A
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C)Just Add TextJust Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669Daisy DelightDelightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660Birthday DeliveryBirthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C)Merry MistletoeBe Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C)Pieces & PatternsPick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677Coffee CaféCoffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C)Oh So EclecticNaturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C)Lots Of LoveWhole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C)Graceful GardenPetal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726Colorful SeasonsColor Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C)Wood WordsWood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807Brightly Lit ChristmasChristmas Around The World Designer Series Paper


And don’t forget about the Buy 3 get one FREE for Designer Series papers.  Check out the Designer papers that are on sale HERE.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 use the Host Code  UATWZZS4  and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 take the Host Benefits for yourself.  

Happy Stamping!

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Half Full meets Christmas cards

Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret made using the Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set.  I love this non-Christmas Christmas card!  I shared this card with my Stamp Club members last week and they also loved the card!

Here are the details of this card.  The card base is a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ basic black cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  The next layer is a        5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock that is stamped with the grouping of wine glasses and old olive ink.  I love this cute little background.

Next is a layer of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.  The DSP is cut to 2 1/2″ x
3 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is cut to  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″.

Next the Wine Bottle is stamped on a piece of whisper white cardstock and also on a Window Sheet.  You will need to use a Black Staz-on ink pad for the ink to dry on the window sheet.  Cut out each wine bottle.   Stamp the label for the wine bottle on a scrap of White.  Cut this out and color it with a dab of so Saffron ink.  Place over the bottle on the window sheet.  Layer label on top of plastic.  Stamp just the top of the Wine Bottle on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Cut this out and attach to the top of the wine bottle.

Next stamp the Wine Glass on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out.  Color the wine with a dab of so saffron ink and an aqua painter.

Next stamp the sentiments that you want to use on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut around these in a rectangle (approximately 3/4″ x 2 1/2″)  Layer onto a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Attach to the front of the card.


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Merry Patterns Christmas Stamp set

Today I am sharing a few cards that I made with the new Merry Patterns Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This set is a limited addition and is FREE until  October 31st with a $300 Hostess order.  So gather your friends and let’s plan a night of Stampin’ Fun! 

These are four cards that were inspired from the Stampin’ Up! website using the Merry Patterns stamp set and some of the Holiday paper.  I did modify them slightly.





This first card was made using the Christmas Around the World Designer series paper.  “Tis the Season” is embossed with gold embossing powder.  I embossed the card base with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.

This second card is made with the Reindeer Stamp using Soft Suede ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  The background paper is from the Wood Textures DSP pack.  i used a piece of the Burlap ribbon tied with a small piece of the Copper Trim.  The card base is a piece of Garden Green cardstock.

The third card is made using Real Red cardstock for the base.  I made the background on the Real Red cardstock by Stamping the Word Season in a line across the card base.   What I really like about this stamp set is the versatility of this stamp set.  The candles are a two part stamp.  That means that the outline of the candles and the patterns of the candles are two separate stamps.  This lets you use two different colors of ink to stamp the candles.  The banner in the background is cut from a piece of the Merry Music DSP.

The fourth card is also made with the candles but using the Old Olive color scheme from the Color Theory DSP stack.
The pieces under the “Merry Christmas” banner is one of the foil snowflakes from the Holiday catalog that I cut up.

I hope you have enjoyed this selection of cards today using the Merry Patterns stamp set.

Want a Stamping Class for you and your friends?  Contact me today at marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net and we will get it scheduled so you can earn this beautiful Host Set for FREE!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code XGFXXQZR and I will share a sampler of Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then claim your own Host benefits!  And if you order is over $300, then enjoy the new  Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE!




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The Holiday Catalog is Here!!!

Happy September!  It’s that time of year!  The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here and there are some fantastic new products for the fall and Holiday season in this Catalog!


Click HERE to view the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Also – Stampin’ Up! is offering a fantastic special between now and Oct. 31st! 


Receive the new Merry Patterns Stamp set for FREE with orders over $300!  You will LOVE this adorable set!  Watch this video to learn more and see a sneak peak of this set!


So call me today to book a Holiday party for you and your friends to make Holiday cards.  Or Host a Book Party by collecting orders from your friends.  Just give me a call and I can setup a Host Code for you!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under$150 then use the Host code XGFXXQZR and I will share a sampler of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect your own Host Benefits!


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Two cards, one sketch with Beautiful You

Beautiful You cardToday I am sharing a couple of cards that I made a couple of weeks ago with a customer using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set.  She was new to card making and didn’t know where to begin.

My favorite way to start a new card is to choose a set of Designer Series Paper and pull out the coordinating colors of Cardstock (Stampin’ Up! conveniently has these listed on the back of the DSP packages).  








Next I have a folder of sketches that I use for reference.  I choose a sketch that has a focal point that would work with the stamp set that I am using.  So we chose this sketch from the Mojo Monday collection of sketches.  We used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and the colors, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride Cardstock.   For the first card we used the Seaside Embossing folder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the background layer.  The lady from the beautiful you stamp set was stamped on a piece of the DSP and cut out and layered over the image stamped on the oval. 

We started with the same sketch on the second card but found that when we cut two squares to fit behind our focal image, you couldn’t see the pattern of the striped DSP.  So we left off the second square and only used one for this card.  The Soft Sky Cardstock on this card is embossed with the Falling Softly embossing folder.

These are the supplies that I used for these two cards.

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Another Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing another card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This set will be in the upcoming Stampin ‘ Up! Holiday Catalog but is available to order early – this month!

I love this set!!  It is so versatile and has a large variety of framelits to cut out a lot of Holiday images!









So the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock  scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to make the card base.  The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Then a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The corner framelits with the poinsettias is used on the 4 corners. 

Next Stamp 4 Poinsettias with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out.  You can line them up the the larger poinsettia in the middle of the die or cut them out by hand.  These are layered on top of the center corner poinsettia.  And of course I added Rhinestone Jewels to add a little bling to the poinsettias!  Every card needs a little bling.

Last Stamp the sentiment “Deck the Halls” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut this piece out with the large scalloped oval from Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Ovals framelits.  Cut a second larger oval from the Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Attach the sentiment to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp a Holly leaf using Cucumber Crush ink for the leaves and Cherry Cobbler ink for the berries.  Cut out with the Holly die.  Attach next to the sentiment with a glue dot!

This is one of 4 Cards that my Stamp Club members made yesterday at our monthly Stamp Club meeting.  Want card ideas in your inbox each month?  Join my stamp club and receive exclusive ideas in your email each month!  You can check out more information on my Stamp Club here.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Holiday card using the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  These are the products that were used to make this card.


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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, then use the Hostess Code PVD3GPFP and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then keep your own hostess benefits.  I love to share Hostess benefits with my customers!

Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!






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Registration for Fall Fest full day Event & Register for Classes



I am so excited to announce the plans for our next FULL Day Crafting Retreat on Saturday October 14th!!  We have so many great things planned for the day!! 

Stamp, Scrap, Quilt – All Crafters’ are Welcome!

Event Details:
Saturday October 14th
9am to 9pm
at the Tewksbury Congregational Church
10 East Street, Tewksbury, MA

Attendees can plan on:
  • 6″ of table space available for you to work on for the day – bring your latest crafting project
  • Access to Big Shots with lots of embossing folders and dies
  • A goodie bag of items from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog including a sampler of Autumn Harvest DSP and the “At Home with You” stamp set from the new 2017-2018 catalog   
  • 4 Classes to join – everyone will learn lots of new crafting things!
  • Inspirational Display Boards – including lots of samples using your new Stamp set!
  • Games and Raffle prizes!

Proposed Schedule:
9am – Event Starts
Muffins and fruits will be available to nibble on through the morning
A hearty lunch of Mac & Cheese with a Garden Salad will be provided
Snacks available throughout the afternoon
Appetizers & Deserts available early evening

Early Bird Registration is $75 before September 8th – $85 after September 8th
Registration will close on October 9th (we need time to order supplies)

We are offering the option to purchase the Home with You framelits that match the stamp set with your registration (at a 10% discount).

You can REGISTER HERE:


Fall Fest Registration

And we have 4 fantastic classes that we are offering that day!


Click here to Check out the Class details and Register

  
  























We had such great reviews after the first retreat – We hope that you can join us for our Fall Fest Retreat!


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Need some Cool Treats to Cool off?

Today I am sharing a card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Stamp Set and using the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper.  Who doesn’t love an ice cream sundae on a hot August day!

Just as a side note – I am currently posting from Edmonton Alberta in Canada where i am visiting my son.  He started a two year project in Edmonton and moved up here in March.  Edmonton is beautiful and has a very diverse culture.  We tried Korean bingsu last night which means shaved milk.  It is their version of ice cream.  It was delicious!

Ok – back to card making – I love the Cool Treats Stamp set.  and don’t forget the matching framelits! These amazing dies make it so easy to cut out all of your cool treats to make the perfect handmade Birthday card!  The dies for the ice cream cone have some detail to them so they cut and emboss at the same time!









So here are the details of this Cool Treats card:
The card base is a piece of Pool Party cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
The second layer is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Pool party Designer paper from the Naturally Eclectic package. 
Third is a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3″ x 5 1/4″.  This layer has Washi Tape from the Basics pack layered on the bottom.

The Ice Cream scoops are stamped using Stampin’ Up!’s Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach classic inks and then cut out using the framelits.  The bowl is cut from a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut 3 layers of chocolate using scraps of Chocolate Chip cardstock and a cherry from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. These are layered onto each of the ice cream scoops.  Last I used a scrap of So Saffron and cut a circle using the larger of the Stitched Framelit Circles.   The So Saffron circle is layered onto one of our Lace Doilies.  Then I built the ice cream sundae by attaching the bowl to the doily and then using dimensionals to attach each ice cream scoop to the bowl.

The last step was to stamp the message.  I used a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write marker to color in the words “you are” and stamped this on the top of the white piece of cardstock. Make sure to clean the stamp well to get the residual ink off of the “you are”.  Then I used a Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write markers to color the “cherry to my Sundae” on a 2″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Vellum cardstock.

Attach all the layers and you have a great Summer Cool Treats Card!

Here are the supplies that I used for this card:
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator?  I would love to be your Demonstrator.  If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper.  Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!


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Happy August! Carols of Christmas stamp set

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing the new Carols of Christmas stamp set that you can now order!  This is one of the new beautiful Holiday stamp sets that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. 

My Stamping cohort Lisa from the Stamping New England Design team made this beautiful card.

The card base is Whisper White cardstock with a layer of So Saffron Cardstock.  Next is a layer of Pacific Point cardstock that has been cut with the sky thinlits that are part of this set, so the So saffron cardstock shows thru the moon and stars…

Lisa made the snow by tearing a few scraps of Whisper White cardstock and layering them to look like snow drifts.  The trees and deer are also cut using the framelits. 

Here is a short video highlighting some of the things that you can make with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


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Carols of Christmas Handmade Card

Carols of Christmas Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members made using the new Carols of Christmas stamp set which will be available in August.  How can it almost be August??

Perfect timing for my Christmas in July Class this Friday!  I love being part of a Stamping Team.  My group, Stamping New England gets together once a month to design projects for upcoming classes.  I can’t believe the variety of ideas that two different people can design using the same cardstock and stamp set.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set is beautiful and I can already envision so many beautiful cards with it.

Carols of Christmas stamp setAnd what really makes this set special is the thinlits that are also available.  They are beautiful!
Carols of Christmas thinlits




Here are the details on this card:
The card base is made with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Dapper Denim cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The first layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The outline thinlit was used around the edge of this piece of cardstock.  (You will need to run this piece of cardstock thru the Big Shot twice to outline the whole layer).  I love the detailed cuttings on this thinlit..  I see some great frames for Family Christmas pictures!  Margaret used scraps of Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer paper behind the detailed cutouts along the edge of the frame.

The next layer is the gold embossed piece of Dapper Denim Designer paper that is part of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper.  This piece is cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Next is a set of pine trees cut using the pine tree thinlit with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Last is a piece of Whisper white cardstock stamped with “Peace on Earth” and Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  This sentiment is cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits.

These are the products used for this project.  The Carols of Christmas stamp set will be available to order on
August 1st (146037).
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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.





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Petal Garden Card Class

Today I am sharing my newest class the Petal Garden Card Class that I designed using the new Stampin’ Up! Petal Garden Designer Series Paper and the Petal Garden Card ClassPetal Garden Memories & More Card Pack. As soon as I saw the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, I knew that I had to design a class with this paper.  It is so my style! If you are into Shabby Chic, you do not want to miss out on this class!

The Petal Garden Card Class provides 12 unique card layouts with all of the pre-cut cardstock and supplies to make 24 unique cards.


There are 3 ways to get this class:
Option 1 – $70 (includes priority mail shipping) –
This is the full class to go kit.  It includes the clear mount Graceful Garden Stamp set and all of the cardstock and supplies to make 24 complete cards with envelopes.  That includes the pre-cut cardstock, 24 sheets of Petal Garden Designer paper, 1/2 a package of the Memories & More cards, a package of Rhinestone Jewels and 1 yard of each of the 4 Colors of 1/8″ sheer ribbon that coordinate with this paper. This option includes a full color PDF with all of the instructions that you need to make 12 different card layouts.  NOTE:  There is enough product to make the 12 cards shown on the PDF and a 8″ x 6″ scrapbook.  The Petal Garden designer paper would be perfect for a Wedding or shower scrapbook!

Option 2 – $45 (includes priority mail shipping)
This option is for those of you that already have the Graceful Garden stamp set or just want to use the sentiments from the Memories & More card pack for all of your cards.  This option includes all of the pre-cut cardstock, envelopes, 24 sheets of Petal Garden Designer paper and 1/2 of a package of the Memories & More card pack, a package of Rhinestone jewels and 1 yard of 4 colors of 1/8″ sheer ribbon.  This option also includes a full color PDF file with all of the instructions to make these cards.

Option 3 – $20 – Full Color PDF with instructions and supply list for making these 24 cards.  It also includes all the cutting instructions to prep these cards yourself. 

Order HERE (make sure to click on the option that you would like):
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All Petal Garden Card Class kits and included product will be ordered and prepped following your order to me (approximately 10-12 days).  I do not have the stamp sets or materials on hand to immediately prep the kits and send them out immediately (per Stampin’ Up! policy).  I can only ship the Class kits (Option 1 & 2) in the USA.  If you live outside the US, you can still order the Petal Garden Class PDF (Option 3) which will be delivered to you immediately upon placing your order.  NOTE:  The PDF will be delivered to anyone ordering the kit (Option 1 or 2) via email, immediately following your order.  Make sure to save this PDF.

If you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you are free to use this class for one of your local events.  But please do not sell the class or PDF online.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my new Petal Garden Card Class!  Enjoy!




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FREE Stamps anyone??

FREE stamps anyone??  It is Christmas in July!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  I can easily say that signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator was the best decision that I have made.  In 17 years I have made the best friends all while doing something that I love! 


There are so many advantages to signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator:
1.  Work on your schedule – this is the perfect job to allow you to spend quality time with your family but make a little extra money!
2.  Earn a discount on all the high quality Stampin’ Up! product and be the first to see the new releases of product!
3.  Make new friends while building a business

As a demonstrator you’ll earn 20 – 25% income on everything you sell; plus, when you meet certain benchmarks you can also earn commissions on your team members’ sales. 

Even better, during the month of July, Stampin’ Up! is offering a fantastic special – they are adding $72 in product to the Starter Kit!  That is nearly $200 in product for the price of a $99 Starter kit!  What could be better? How about a FREE Christmas stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalog?  Check out the details on the additional product HERE.

Ready to check it out?  Check out my team page HERE.  I have a fantastic team!  Join the fun today!

Questions?  Send me a message or give me a quick call!











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Use one Sketch to make two different Cards

use one sketch to make two different cardsToday I am sharing two cards that were made from the same stamp set and Designer paper using one sketch to make two different cards.

My Stamping friend Jeannie and I were working on ideas for a Christmas in July class using the new Stampin’ Up!  Be Merry Designer Series Paper and the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.

We picked a random sketch from a stack of MojoMonday sketches that I keep around for inspiration.  And as you can see our two cards are very different!

Need inspiration??  I love sketches!  I chose a sketch that has an element that matches the stamp set that I want to use.  In this case Santa’s Sleigh.  Then we selected the Be Merry Designer paper which coordinates with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstocks and inks.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! prints the colors for each designer paper on the back of the package??  I love that.  So when I am designing using a specific paper, I just pull a couple of pieces of each color of cardstock and pick out those inks.   Then it is time to design!

So the Reindeer card is made with a Cherry Cobbler Base, a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of the cute little reindeer pattern from the  Be Merry designer series paper.

The second card uses Garden Green cardstock as the base with a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock and the small triangle pattern in Garden Green that looks like trees.  I have found that if you are working with green shades, brown can be a really good color to use as a layer to set off the pattern of the designer series paper.  For this card, the design is flipped to be landscape to accommodate  the sleigh and the tree.  The Sleigh is cut from Red Glimmer paper to add a little bling to the card.  After all, what is a card without bling?

Want to make these cards?  Here are the supplies!

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Ready to place an order? I would love to be your Demonstrator if you are in the US. If your order is under $150 use the Hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the Be Merry Designer Series paper.  I love to share the Host Benefits with my customers!  Of course if your order is over $150, claim your own hostess benefits!

Happy Stamping!

So Which Card do you like better??

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Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator? I would love to be your Demonstrator. If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!