Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Boost Your Weekly Deals With These Tips

Organizational Tip

  • The Alpha Rotary Stamp is the perfect addition to your craft room - use it to stamp custom labels to identify your card stock, sorting embellishments, etc. Just dial in the name and stamp it on a return address label, then stick it right where you want it!

Thinlits Tips

  • When using thinlets with the big shot remember that each Big Shot may be calibrated differently. You may need to add a shim of cardstock or chipboard to get your thinlit to cut perfectly. Always try it WITHOUT the shim first to prevent damaging your Big Shot and your thinlits. 
  • Thinlits with intricate designs may have small pieces stuck. To prevent this you can place a piece of waxed paper on top of your cutting material and also on top of the thinlit. Run through as usual, the waxed paper will help the cardstock to release more easily.

Embossing Folder Tip

  • Use your embossing folder like a letter press by inking one side of the embossing folder with a brayer, place your card stock into the folder, close and roll over it with a standard rolling pin, or for a double embossed and inked look, run it through your big shot.  
  • Remember to only used water based inks such as Stampin' Up! Classic Ink pads and never use permanent inks.  Clean promptly to prevent staining.

Glimmer Paper Tip

  • Gold glimmer paper pairs well with Soft Suede card stock for a subtle look.
  • Before punching glimmer paper, try sharpening your punches with a folded up piece of foil. The sharper the punch the easier it will cut.

Weekly Deals for June 9 - June 15

  • Last day to order My Paper Pumpkin for June plus, if you are a new subscriber to the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit in June, you can get it for HALF OFF for June AND July! That's just $9.95 per month plus tax (includes shipping).  Use the promo code SAVE50 when you check out.
  • RSVP for my  June Paper Pumpkin Workshop for Sunday, June 28, from 1pm to 3pm. Make sure you pop into my Facebook page and join up! Everyone is invited and I'd love to show you the June kit plus tell you all about My Paper Pumpkin.  New prizes and fun stuff coming in this workshop - you won't want to miss it!
  • Want 2 FREE Stamp Sets? Join My Team in the month of June and you can add two extra stamp sets to your kit order!  To join my team, click the Join My Team tab above. I'd love to add you to my team of Shack Mates!


  • Returns and Exchanges are taking longer than expected due to a backlog. Expect your return/exchange to possible take up to three weeks to be be processed.
  • If you have ordered the new cutie pie thinlits, its possible the instructions had an error in them, please refer to this guide to ensure you have the corrected instructions.

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, June 8, 2015

Mustang Monday presents Tip Top Taupe

This week we are meeting up with Tip Top Taupe, another of the brand new 2015-2017 In-Colors. Below is the in-color bookmark that I made last week along with the coordinating ink pad and marker. 

While this is so not my favorite of the neutral colors, I did take the time to do a color comparison, like last week.  I compared it to several of our neutral colors and one of the regal colors, Always Artichoke.  And finally I compared it to the recently retired, but never forgotten Baked Brown Sugar - which was one of my favorites of the recently retired in colors.

I must apologize for the quality of my comparison image... it is so difficult to take photos late at night, but my schedule was quite busy this weekend and that's when I was able to find the time to photograph. Thank the Lord for photoshop... without it I would be in deep doo-doo.  

I also created a simple masculine card - as to me, that's what Tip Top Taupe will best be used for. Soft browns make good roughing up colors - so that your projects look a bit more rustic.  I used a sponge dauber to add a bit of roughing up to my card.

If you have the new in-colors to play with, I'd love to see what you come up with using Tip Top Taupe.  Go ahead, create a card and comment back the link where you shared it. Have fun!

Don't Forget

  • Only two more days to sign up for the June My Paper Pumpkin kit and to take advantage of the deal that gives you Half Off of June and July's kits!  Don't miss out. Use code: SAVE50 and sign up here.
  • Today on Facebook I announced my June Paper Pumpkin Workshop for Sunday, June 28, from 1pm to 3pm. Make sure you pop into my Facebook page and join up! Everyone is invited and I'd love to show you the June kit plus tell you all about My Paper Pumpkin.  New prizes and fun stuff coming in this workshop - you won't want to miss it!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Join My Team

Become a Shack Mate for only $99

Become a member of Stampin’ Up and my team, the Shack Mates, with the purchase of the Stampin’ Up starter kit and you get to choose 2 FREE stamp sets!!

  • Sign the demonstrator agreement.
  • Pick your $125 of product.
  • Pick ANY two free stamp sets from the brand new 2015-2015 catalog
  • Must be submitted online or by fax by 11:50 pm MT June 30, 2015.
My team is made up of both hobby stampers and business oriented stampers, we welcome everyone!  There are many perks to being part of Stampin’ Up:

  • Save 20+% when you make your demonstrator orders.
  • You earn anywhere from 20%-38% instant income from sales.
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-orders before they hit the streets
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more
  • Receive Stampin’ Success magazine on a bimonthly basis
  • Receive $40 in business support materials in your kit!
Plus, as a part of my community, the Shack Mates, you get extra special perks. I am passionate about this group and helping you achieve your goals from learning new stamping techniques to building a stamping empire!   Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Monthly Team Gathering (in Columbia MO) with stamping and sharing
  • Team Facebook Group
  • Team recognition and incentives throughout the year

Worried about meeting the minimums?

There are several ways that you can meet the minimum quarterly amounts. The easiest way is to get some friends signed up on Paper Pumpkin - 7 monthly subscriptions will fulfill your quarterly minimums. Have a Pumpkin party every month and get all 7 of your subscribers together to have some fun!

Another great way is to start a stampin' club. Gather a few friends together every month who are interested in building their stampin' supplies and host a party. Share a few cards, snacks, stories, and have some fun.  If you have 5 people and they each spend $30, you will quickly meet your minimums and you can also get Stampin' Rewards to spend however you like in the catalog!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.