For a recent team swap we had the theme of Spring or Easter. I wanted to use product that I had on hand to make an Easter card. I love washi tape because it so colorful and easy to work with so I knew I would be using it for my card. I decided I wanted a little pattern on the top layer (that the egg shape is cut from) so I decided to use pretty paper, but this layer could have been cardstock and a pattern could have been stamped on it. I hope this gives you ideas of other shapes you could cut out and other washi tape you could use to create an easy but desirable card.
Not too long ago I had seen a post on the Stampin' Up! facebook page about some quick notecards they made with the Honeycomb Happiness Sale-A-Bration set. They put pretty paper on the front of the note cards and punched an oval hole to expose the stamping within the card. I loved that idea and immediately saw a sweet Easter or new Baby card! I decided to go to full size card and add pretty ribbon. I plan to make several in a variety of papers to have Baby cards on hand when I need them!
I needed a card for some of my male cousins whose father passed away recently. When I saw a Thank You card featured in the catalog for the Rose Wonder stamp set I immediately thought that would be a nice Sympathy card. So with some minor modifications my card design was born. I especially like the touch of corrugated paper on the cutout leaves.
Think about all the things you do for everyone else. Now think about what you do just for yourself. If you are like most women, not much. Maybe you should think about joining the Stampin’ Up! family? Why? You could do something fun for yourself and give wonderful things to everyone else. You could craft gifts for them, or you could earn extra money to provide special things for those you love. Maybe a weekend away, a special vacation, or simply one dinner out per week. You decide what you want to accomplish and let me help you set goals to achieve them. Love yourself and give yourself the gift of crafting which is SUCH a stress reliever! Whether stamping and crafting is a hobby or you are looking to start your own business, Stampin' Up! is such an amazing company and there are several benefits to becoming a demonstrator:
- Receive $125 worth of any Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $99 in your starter kit. But until March 31 you are able to get a BONUS! See information below.
- Receive at least 20% off all your Stampin’ Up! products anytime you order! That will add cost savings to your crafting supplies!
- Participate in FREE local team get-togethers which involve lots of stamping, project ideas, and fun! Don’t live in the area? No worries…we have a wonderful group of demonstrators that shares projects and inspiration, daily online in private Facebook group pages and in an exclusive demonstrator access website! You can be in your own home at a time that is convenient to you. When you have questions there are an enormous amount of demonstrators waiting to help you!
- You will have me as your personal cheerleader, coach, and advisor rolled into one!
Starting your own Stampin' Up! business is risk free. To maintain your status as a demonstrator, there is a $300 quarterly sales minimum. You can meet that sales target with your own purchases and/or purchases placed by family and friends or customers you accumulate along the way. Are you wondering what happens if you don’t meet the minimum? Nothing! Well, nothing really bad happens, your demonstratorship simply expires which means you would no longer qualify for the 20% discount. But, you are welcome to sign on again when and if the time is right for you! So as you can see, it’s a wonderful risk free offer! The worst thing that can happen is that you get $125 worth of products for $99 just for trying it out! How cool is that?
And if you join during Sale-a-bration (January 5-March 31, 2016) you can choose an extra $30 in FREE Stampin’ Up! products in your starter kit. That means you choose $155 worth of products for $99. Shipping is FREE! Even better! You don't want to miss out on this offer, cause if it is offered again, it will be in another year! You have a lot to gain in one year!
My recent swap card has a soft touch of Spring. All the promise of warmer weather and sweet smells of field flowers. I was so honored to have this card selected as the best of the swap at our recent team meeting. I have only received this honor two other times, so it is rewarding to have such a talented bunch choose your design as their favorite. This card could easily transition to sympathy card, thinking of you, birthday, or congratulations.
Fun, festive, and versatile! That is what this birthday card means to me. It uses some of the prettiest paper we have and gives lots of options for color combinations. I plan to make several more using the same paper and stamp sets, but different base and accent colors. It will make card making easy and yet, each card will seem unique. I love designs like that!
If you are like me, you often need a generic Birthday card. It shouldn't be too masculine, or too feminine. You need it to be okay to use for a child or an adult. That is why I like a One Sheet Wonder approach to card design. You start with one sheet of pretty paper or a background that you have stamped and you can turn out several cards in one sitting. This design is one of those all around perfect for so many people cards. I started with two sheets of 12x12 paper and six pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make a dozen cards in one sitting. Unlike many OSW patterns this one makes 12 identical cards (except that paper is slightly different). I will give you the instructions for one card and they will all be the same.
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Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and papercrafting, home décor - or whatever your passion may be!
Join the Fun for EXTRA INCOME
You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting - just how much extra income is up to you. But, maybe you want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger - like a Kitchen remodel. What if income is not your goal but you just want your supplies at a discount? You can do that too. That's the beauty of the demonstrator experience - it's all up to you!
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This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you'd like! You can work through parties with friends, work strictly from your home (invite people to join you there), or be completely an online business. How will it fit best for you and your family? Contact me and let's talk about YOU!
Join the Fun and get SUPPORT FROM STAMPIN' UP!
Stampin' Up! loves its demonstrators and it shows through the demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas, audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on the demonstrator-only website. Plus, you'll receive a bimonthly magazine just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.
Join the Fun and get SUPPORT FROM ME!
I am able to provide training, answer questions, give you support on your business questions, and cheer you on! There is also online support available through our group facebook pages. You will meet many soon to be lifelong friends!
The starter kit includes everything you need as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator AND you even get to pick the stamping supplies that come in it!
During SALE-A-BRATION you choose $155 worth of stamping supplies for only $99+ tax. Shipping on your starter kit is FREE!
HURRY! This offer ends with Sale-A-Bration on March 31!
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Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Q: How much do I have to sell?
A: $300 per quarter to stay active, so it evens out to about $100 per month.
Q: What kind of discount would I get?
A: 20% (BONUS: 30% on your first order of $150+ placed within 45 days of your starter kit purchase)
Q: Can I join just for myself and not sell to other people?
Q: Do I get to choose the stamping supplies that come in my kit?
A: Yes! The starter kit is completely customizable. You choose $125 worth of stamping supplies for only $99 + tax.
Q: Are there any monthly fees associated with being a demonstrator?
A: Only if you want there to be! May I recommend having your own Stampin’ Up! website so that people can place orders online. The cost for that is $12.95 per month.
Q: If someone who does not live near you joins, how do you help them?
A: The same way I help demonstrators that do live near me! All support/training is done via Facebook and email.
Q: Can I really make money as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?
A: Yes! How much you make is up to you. Many demonstrators use their income to support their stamping habit, but there are also demonstrators that make as much or more than they did at their full-time jobs. You are in control of your income potential, work it like a business instead of a hobby and make a business income. Now it’s super easy to do your business online.
Q: Okay, I’m ready to get started. What do I do now?
A: Take a little time to decide what $125 in stamping supplies you’d like to get in your kit and then click the Join Now button above.