Every now and then I wish I wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Now don’t get me wrong I love being a demonstrator, it’s brought so much to my life; creativity, new friendships, travel opportunities, more than I could have ever imagined. No, the reason I sometimes wish I wasn’t a Demonstrator is when I see a great joining offer and think, wow, if I wasn’t demonstrator already I’d definitely want to take advantage of that offer!
Well today was one of those days. It’s Tuesday, the day that Stampin’ Up! make their announcements to demonstrators and this morning there was a doozy. Starting on Sunday and running throughout the whole of July you can join Stampin’ Up! and for your starter kit you can choose $165 CAD of product, and then add a complete colour family of 10 ink pads ($92.25 CAD value), and all for the astonishing price of just $135 CAD with no additional shipping or taxes to pay!
So when I sat down to create my project for today there was one stamp set that came immediately to mind, Wonderful Moments.
Last week I created a card using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and I loved it so much I thought I’d CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) my own design.
I began with a layer of Whisper White Card and using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink stamped the walking lady from the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set. Then I added the balloons image and the gift bag image. Finally I stamped the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment.
Then I pulled out my collection of Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and coloured in the image using light and dark Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake, plus Ivory.
I cut and scored a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer, folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the Whisper White Layer to the front.
On a separate layer of Whisper White Card I stamped just the top section of the balloon image in the top left corner using Tuxedo Black ink and coloured those to match the front of the card. This piece was then fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I stamped and coloured the balloons in the top left corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
I loved the look of the card but decided to make one final addition. I went back over each of the balloon images and the belt on her dress with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen and once dry they had a lovely glossy shine.
If you’d like to see the ‘miss you’ card that I created in a similar style to today’s card you’ll find it in my blog post Beautiful You meets Letter Board Messages.
SIMPLE IS GOOD
If you’re a papercrafter you might be curious about the new joining offer from Stampin’ Up! and wondering ‘where’s the catch?’. Well there is no catch, there never is with Stampin’ Up! They’re so confident in the quality of their products that the deal is always very simple. You can join, take the current promotional offer, get at least 20% discount off any further orders you place, and take advantage of any other offers they may make available while you’re a demonstrator. You get access to advance offers, free catalogues, early purchase opportunities and much more. Each quarter demonstrators need to place orders totaling a little under $400 CAD (this can be personal orders or orders for friends, family members, colleagues etc.). If you don’t meet this target you are given one extra month to get there and if you don’t all that happens is you stop being a demonstrator. If you do you continue being a demonstrator for another quarter, and so on.
Whatever you might have heard, there is no pressure for you to sell to other people, write a blog, hold classes or promote Stampin’ Up! in any way. If you want to simply join and take advantage of the discount and offers, then that’s absolutely fine.
If at any time or for any reason you decide that you don’t want to continue, you can simply stop being a demonstrator. There’s no penalty, no returning products, or repaying discounts. So there’s really nothing to lose.
I’d love for you to join my team of Crafty Canadians, so if you’d like more information simply contact me and I’ll answer all your questions. If you’ve already decided that you’d like to give it a try, just hang on until July 1st (Sunday) so you can take advantage of the free ink pads in addition to the usual joining offer. Don’t worry I’ll remind you on Sunday and provide a direct link so you can sign up online.
OK well that’s it from me for today. I think I’d better nip off and create a pile of welcome packs and gifts ready for my new team members.