Tuesday, January 22, 2013


It's the most.... wonderful time...of the year.  Yes, I am singing, but I am not talking about Christmas.  It is time for the biggest promotion of the Stampin' Up! year.  Sale-A-Bration!!

For those new to SAB, it is simple.  For every $50 in SU! Product (before tax and shipping) you order, you can select a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Want two items, order $100 and so forth.  There are 12 SAB exclusive items, 6 main catalog items, and one new item (which will carry into the catalog) to choose from.  With 19 choices, there is something for everyone.  To place your order, contact me or order online at My Demonstrator Website.

Gather some orders from your friends and earn even more.  Place a single order (or collection of orders from friends) for at least $150 and receive a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper for free, in addition to $25 hostess dollars to spend on anything in the catalog.  Order $400 and receive Silver Glimmer Paper, $65 hostess dollars, 50% off any one full-prices item, and a Free Product Bundle.

Signing up with Stampin' Up! is even more wonderful during Sale-A-Bration.  To help Stampin' Up! celebrate their 25th Anniversary, from now until March 22nd, new demonstrators can select 25% more product for their Starter Kit.  New demonstrators get $156.50 worth of products for only $99 during SAB.  You choose the items for your starter kit.  Kits also come with all the catalogs and other business supplies to get you started right away.  For more information on becoming a demonstrator contact me or go to My Demonstrator Website and sign up today.

NEW Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • Stampin' Up! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here's How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting my online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Twisted Card Photo Tutorial

Here is more information on the Twisted card from last weeks Blog Hop.  Today, I have photos of the steps to making the card base and an easy way to cut the pieces for the embellishments.  I am working on a video tutorial, but my home is rarely quiet enough to do so.

Materials:  4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock.

Step 1:  Score the cardstock in half diagonally from corner to corner.  I place each corner in the groove of my paper trimmer.  Be sure to use the light colored scoring blade.

Step 2:  Fold the cardstock on the scored line.

Step 3:  Turn the cardstock 90* in the paper trimmer and score symetrically down the middle.  You will need to make this mark heavier as there are two layers of cardstock to go through.

Step 4:  Fold the card in half and press everything with a bone folder.

Step 5:  Decorate card as you wish.  If you want to close the front pocket, put adhesive where the red marks are, then fold the card as above.  You can put similar adhesive to close the inside pocket if you wish.  In my original card I closed only the front pocket.

MAKING PIECES FOR THE FRONT AND INSIDE.  If you do this with two pieces of Designer Series Paper, you can mix and match the pieces for the inside and the outside.

Step 1:  Start with a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper.

Step 2:  Measure up from the lower left corner 2-1/8".  Make a small pencil mark or crease in the cardstock.  Measure over from the upper right corner 4-1/2"  Make another small pencil mark or crease in the paper.  I drew lines to show where you will cut.

Step 3:  Cut from the 2-1/8" mark to the lower right corner.  Then cut from the 4-1/2" mark to the corner where the 2-1/8" mark was.  You will discard the corner with the slash marks.

If you have any questions, please post in the comment section.  I will do my best to answer them.