Blog Hop for the Autumn Winter Catalogue

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

I love the build up to Christmas, don't you? Waiting to see shops put out the Christmas stock, planning parties, and working out what to make for everyone's presents. But if you're anything like me, one second it's back to school and the next it's December and you haven't managed any of it. I'm determined it'll be different this year and at least I have one Christmas card made and ready to share with you today.

Peaceful pines

I'm a sucker for a good Christmas tree set, and Peaceful Pines (with matching Perfect Pines framelits to make life easier) was the first thing on my wish list. I've also used the Gently Falling textured embossing folder, layered over some Lost Lagoon cardstock. You can just about see the snowflakes stamped in Lost Lagoon from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set underneath the vellum layer. The Dazzling Diamonds glitter strips on the Smoky Slate label layer were created using double sided tape to give even strips without too much effort.

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The pine itself is stamped in Mint Macaron – a perfect grey green to match with the Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate. The sentiment is also from the Holly Jolly Greetings set. I added Silver Cording Trim and one of the lovely Winter Wonderland Embellishments to finish it all off.

Next stop on our blog hop is Tracy, and I know she has a lovely project to share with you!

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Join Stampin’ Up! for £25

Have you ever wondered if being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is for you? Well, now is the perfect time to find out…

Until 21st October, you can sign up as a demonstrator for only £25 you and take Stampin’ Up! on a test drive!

For £25 you get to choose £26.95 worth of product from any current catalogues (MDS included), then Stampin Up! add a business pack containing catalogues and everything else you need to get your business up and running and it is posted to you with no shipping to pay. You get access to the Stampin’ Up! website and a whole lot of resources to help you on your way.

As a demonstrator, you earn 20% commission on your sales – that could be 20% discount on your own craft goodies. Demonstrators always hear of special offers and new products before customers. You also get to go to Stampin’ Up! regional events and training. Booking for Convention (November in Manchester) closes on 10th October, so you could even manage to join the main Stampin’ Up! event of the year if you’re quick!

To remain a demonstrator, you need to sell (or buy) £270 of product (catalogue price) per quarter. Now, if you sign up with this offer your first quarter doesn’t end until the end of MARCH 2014. That also means you will get sneak peaks of the Spring/Summer catalogue and be able to order new products before customers. You will also get an extra 10% commission on your first order over £150 within 45 days of signing up. AND that order could also benefit from the current Party More, Get More offer of an extra £25 of hostess credit once your order hits £250. This deal keeps getting better and better…

You don’t have to do workshops or classes – I know I started off buying a lot of product for myself! If you don’t reach your sales target by the end of March then there is no penalty whatsoever for stopping being a demonstrator.

If you choose to become part of my team of demonstrators, I can promise you as much one-to-one support as you need, as well as dedicated team resources and training events. You will also benefit from special team incentives, rewards and recognitions. I will work with you to help you gain as much from Stampin’ Up! as you want.

I will also add an extra special free gift when you sign up in my team. You can choose one of the following business resources free:

  • Designer series paper sampler
  • Samples of all the ribbon in the annual catalogue
  • Free retired Sale-a-Bration stamp set to use as an incentive in your business
  • Free custom blog design and set-up (see some of my blog designs here, here and here)

There are limited numbers of each of these available, so don’t delay and email me to join Stampin’ Up! today.

The standard starter kit deal (£99 for £130 worth of product and free business resources and shipping) is not available during the next two weeks. You may wonder which is the better deal for you. Do get in touch and we can go through the numbers. You would still be able to choose one of my free business resources when you do sign up!

 

 

 

 

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Sale-a-Bration Last Chance!

This card is for you, to say thank you for still checking my blog despite the lack of posts!

Sycamore Street and Vintage Verses

Sale-a-Bration inspiration from me has been a bit lacking (well, completely lacking really!). I have got projects to show, and also love the free products that have been available so might allow myself to keep crafting with them. I will continue to add these to my gallery over the next few weeks, hopefully still providing inspiration to those of you who have benefitted from SAB freebies this year.

It is the last day of Sale-a-Bration today. Whoever your demonstrator is, don't miss out on that last stamp set or pack of DSP that you want! It's also the last chance to benefit from the special 25% extra in the starter kit (£162.50 worth of product of your choice for only £99). If you are even only just thinking about signing up as a demo, don't hesitate. I joined during Sale-a-Bration and I haven't looked back. Whether you are joining a local demonstrator's team, or one of the many large teams in the UK as I did, you will have an amazing experience.

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Winter Pinkies Blog Hop!

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Welcome to our first ever Pinkies Blog Hop. We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Our blog hop buttons will help guide you on your way.We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

I am so excited to be taking part in my first ever blog hop! The Pinkies are such a great team of demonstrators and give me so much inspiration that I am proud to be able to make sure you see some of it too.

So… you must have seen the Autumn Winter Seasonal Catalogue by now! It's definitely not a mini catalogue any more. With so many lovely products I was at a loss to know what to show you. I was really excited to see the Scentsational Season stamp set in the catalogue, and even more so when it arrived in my big brown box. I hate cutting out stamped images, so the holiday framelits that coordinate with the stamps are so useful and save so much time!

After much deliberation, I decided on a fancy fold style card. You may well have seen this style before. I sometimes think that the names we give different styles of card can be a bit off-putting – these cards are really straightforward to make.

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The symmetrical gingerbread man image is perfect for this double gatefold card. With careful lining-up of the framelit you can create a lovely effect.

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The DSP is from the Festival of Prints paper stack. At 11.4cm by 16.5cm it is the perfect size for matting and layering in cardmaking and scrapbooking, and the small scale patterns are gorgeous. They are double-sided designs, but what I love most is that all the 'front' patterns coordinate with each other and all the 'back' patterns are a different colour scheme but again all coordinate with each other. I thought I'd test this out. This gift tag (cut with the Two Tags die) uses the gingerbread man from Scentsational Season again, and the flagged strips are from exactly the same pieces of paper as the card above – except that I've turned them over! So in one pack of DSP you have both traditional and modern Christmas colour schemes to work with for your cards and projects. Don't you just love Stampin' Up!?

Scentsational Season gingerbread man tag
It's really easy to add dimension with the framelits. By cutting 3 identical images and folding each gently in half, you can layer one on top of the other two folded up and glue the 3 together… I'm not explaining that very well but I hope you can see what I mean! 

I hope you're enjoying the blog hop so far – keep going as I've seen all the lovely projects that my fellow Pinkies have in store for you!


 

 

 

 

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