Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Big Shot Scalloped Envelope Cards

These cute little 3"x 2" cards fit perfectly into the Scalloped Envelope cut with the exclusive Bigz Scalloped Envelope Die by Stampin' Up! I used the Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper [DSP] for the envelope and strips on the gift cards. The Big Shot combined with some punches, the Curly and Cute Stamp Set and the Lovely Labels Stamp Set makes it so fast and easy to make them! A great little gift or a quick and easy way to adorn a gift!
Project Supplies:
Curly and Cute Stamp Set
Lovely Labels Stamp Set
Old Olive CS
Not Quite Navy CS
Whisper White CS
White StazOn Ink
Old Olive Ink
Not Quite Navy Ink
Maine Blueberry DSP
1-3/8" Circle Punch
1-3/8" Square Punch
Curly Label Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Big Shot Machine
Bigz Scalloped Envelope Die

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Scalloped Envelope Big Shot Box

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new BIG SHOT MACHINE! Especially, Stampin' Ups! exclusive dies. This project uses the brand new Scalloped Envelope Bigz Die and is the template for the lovely scalloped top. Just die-cut four of them in the color of your choosing, fold on the score lines and adhere together using Sticky Tape! [I found the idea for this CUTE little box on and adapted it to my tastes. What do you think? The idea came from Whoopsie Daisy and also Tara Kieninger. Check out their creations by clicking each name.]

I just LOVE that site and use tons of ideas from there. Now you know one of my secrets...shhh...don't tell ;-).....

I changed the top a bit by making a Scalloped Tab to close it. How? The DSP comes with a 12 x 12 card board backing. I SNAILed my DSP to that and then punched it out with the Scalloped Circle Punch! Then, I used my Paper Snips to cut a slit just to the center of each scallop. Wrapping the Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon around the bottom of the box, I then attached the ribbon to the underside of each scallop. Adhere your bow slightly above the slit and then put your scallops together to have the appearance of one scallop ! Done!
Project Supplies:
Think Happy Thoughts Stamp Set
Bella Rose Designer Series Paper [DSP]
Basic Gray CS & Ink
Whisper White CS
Pink Pirouette Ink
Rhinestone Brads - Fire
Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon
1/16" Circle Punch
1-3/8" Circle Punch
Scalloped Circle Punch
Sticky Tape
Big Shot Machine
Scalloped Envelope Bigz Die

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Be A Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up!® needs all kinds of demonstrators!

Which demonstrator would you be?

· Discount Demonstrator: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a 20% discount and occasionally sells to neighbors, relatives, friends, etc.

· Short-term Demonstrator: Sells for short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.

· Seasonal Demonstrator: Works hard at the business during September, October and November for seasonal money and maintains minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.

· Hobby Demonstrator: Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it is convenient; works a lot some months and very little other months; likes to do workshops that are easy to book; doesn’t like to work to hard to book workshops.

· Career Demonstrator: Views being a Stampin’ Up® demonstrator as having a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; loves attending Stampin’ Up!® events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent and outgoing manner.

As you see, this is a flexible, fun business you can build to suit your needs and desires. Make it fit for you by using your unique talents and style! Join my team!

If any of these ideas appeal to you, ask me for more information about becoming a demonstrator!

Julie Tupper
(603) 434-1024

How to Save Over 20% on Stampin' Up! Products

How to Save Over 20% on Stampin' Up! Products

Do you LOVE to stamp, scrapbook or decorate your home?

Are you sitting at your computer right now nodding your head?!

If so, right now is the perfect time to join my team and become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. For a limited time, there are several ways to join my team.

Check out these options:
$199.00 Standard Starter Kit - includes a FREE stamp set

BONUS: Join my team and you will receive a set of sample cards from me. Choose up to three different stamp sets from my current inventory ... I will then custom design a set of cards just for you.

If you stamp, scrap or decorate for a hobby - why not save money while doing so? The benefits of being a Demonstrator go on and on. Read about the benefits on my "Be a Demonstrator" page.

Want to sign up today? Instantly? Visit My Stampin' Up! Website and click "Join Now" in the upper right hand corner.
Have questions? Contact Me I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. If I don't know the answer, I will track down the answer for you.

Let the fun begin! I can't wait to have you join my team and share the love of Stampin' Up! I'll be standing by my E-Mail waiting to welcome you aboard.

Free Standing Pop Up Card

This card LOOKS complicated, but it really is not. I take absolutely no credit for this idea or even the design as I cased it from Mary Jo. She is one of the fabulous stampers who does tutorials for She has given some fabulous instructions on how to make this "Free Standing Pop Up Card." Check it out here.

What I love best about this card is the way it folds down and fits nicely in a Medium sized envelope. What a treat to have this come in the mail! I sent mine to a friend who makes others smile. :-) She is an inspiration!
Project Supplies:
Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
A Beautiful Thing Stamp Set
Canvas Background Stamp
Old Olive CS & Ink & Marker
Pink Passion CS & Ink & Marker
Summer Sun CS & Ink & Marker
Whisper White CS
Pumpkin Pie Ink & Marker
Basic Black Marker
Jumbo Eyelets
Metallic Eyelets
Earth Elements Brads
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Trio Flower Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon
Linen Thread
Mini Glue Dots
Pop Glue Dots
Hobby Blade
Paper Cutter

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sharing What I LOVE 24/7!

WooHoo! You asked and Stampin' Up! heard you! Now you can order from me any time, day or night, through my Demonstrator Business Web Site, .

Whether you wake up in the middle of the night with the perfect plan for the perfect project, decide to finally buy those great products you saw demonstrated at your last workshop, or just need to make party invitations with no time for a workshop, it’s no problem! You can simply order from me online!

CLICK HERE to get started!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Morning Soft Scalloped Die-cut Card

I just love this beautiful set! It is called Morning Soft. PERFECT for watercoloring with the Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter!! I used the BIG SHOT Die-Cute Machine to die-cut the Scalloped Envelope Bigz Die and adhered the note card to my gift card base. I flipped the enclosure and highlighted the scoring marks with the White UniBal Gel Pen. This card looks fancy, but the hardest part is just cutting out the flower! And even that is a synch with the Paper Snips!
Project Supplies:
Morning Soft
Baja Breeze CS
Not Quite Navy CS
Whisper White CS
Black StazOn Ink
Watercolor Crayons - Earth Elements
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Scallop Envelope Bigz Die
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Sticky Tape
UniBal White Gel Pen
StazOn Cleaner
Paper Snips

Finally Satisfied vs. Inspiration

I am the type of person who tinkers with things until they are just right, if you haven't already figured that out about me! ;-) I fiddle with my hair, my clothes, my kitchen, my CARDS, my SCRAPBOOKING, my organizing, my BLOG....etc. until they are just so. And, if I am not satisfied, I tend to not share until it is just so. I go through stages of creativity, as I am sure you do, were everything I love the things I am creating and stages where I feel I can't come up with a single thing. I have a type A personality. Man can I be picky! Thankfully, I have my wonderful husband who encourages me and helps me judge my creations. Lately, I have been in one of those please forgive the lack of posting.

As you may have noticed, I have been tinkering with my Blog layout and colors since I started it. I am so relieved to say that I am finally satisfied with it's appearance. My family was in Maine visiting my parents over the weekend. We took a walk at one of my favorite spots...Mackworth Island in Falmouth. [Stay with me here...this is going somewhere.] It is just so serene, beautiful and full of nature, yet not out of the way to get to at all. I love the nature walk, the ocean, the rock climbing and then at the end we always take the kids to the playground in the center of the island. It is FABULOUS! The playground is located at the Baxter School for the Deaf, which resides on the island. The school had planted a garden full of pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots and SUNFLOWERS! [See where I am going?] I got to taking a bunch of pictures of those sunflowers and blue, blue sky and VOILA....inspiration! [Yes, the picture at the top with my title is one I took.] I couldn't wait to get home to tinker yet again with my blog layout. I have to say I am so glad that inspiration hit and I can finally be satisfied with how it looks! I hope you like the new layout and colors.

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment!

Now to take the inspiration to my crafting.....sooooo exciting! I hope to post something for you soon!

Monday, September 8, 2008

World Card Making Day 5, 5 & 5!

Take part in World Card Making Day and open up a world of possibilities!

Celebrate the creativity of handcrafted cards and the personal connection they forge between friends and family.

Participate with Stampin' Up!® in making and keeping personal connections. Come celebrate with me at my World Card Making Day 5, 5 & 5!

*Bring 5 cards to swap with other participant: Receive card ideas from other stampers! Please use SU! products.

*Bring 5 handmade cards to donate to "the box"! Let's think outside of the box! This special box full of handmade cards will be donated to an assisted living facility close to my heart. Help the residents, who cannot get out to buy a special card, by donating to this box of cards. Help them send loving thoughts to their loved ones!

*Make 5 special cards, too. All supplies and instructions will be prepared and ready for you when you arrive – all you have to do is relax and have fun!


When: Tuesday, October 7th, 7-9 pm

Where: My house! (4R Deca Circle, Derry)

Cost: $10 (Includes the makings for your five cards, plus envelopes. AND, your fee will be reimbersed with a purchased of $30 or more!)


NOTE: Space is limited to 10 people and the spots fill up quickly, so sign up right away! Your spot will only be reserved upon receipt of your non-refundable registration fee.

If you are unable to attend that day but still want a pre-cut kit with instructions, you may purchase a Kit-to-Go! You may pick up the kit at your convenience or can have it shipped to your home for $3 more.

**** In addition, from October 4 – 11, you can enjoy 20% off* a variety of fun and colorful Simply Sent® Card Elements and easy-to-use Simply Sent card kits. * See pgs. 176-177 of the Fall-Winter catalog; discount valid October 4-11 only. ****

However you choose to participate, join the world in making a card, and celebrate your unique creativity!

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