Monday 7 October 2013

It's your time - the best $25 you'll ever spend

Stampin' Up! is continuing to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the best offer I've ever seen. For the next 2 weeks - October 7-21, you can join SU for just $25. Wow, I know!
I joined Stampin' Up! 6 1/2 years ago (time flies) & could talk all day about why I love being part of  Stampin' Up! & that joining is one of the best decisions I ever made, but this offer is about you, not me, so....

Is this you?
- playing with stamps, paper & ink makes you smile.
- you love using Stampin' Up products & you own a little or a lot.
- you love a great bargain.
- you can't wait to see what's new.
- you craft on your own, with friends, or family.
- you may have hosted a Stampin Up! party or previously been a Demonstrator.

If this is you, the $25 offer is made for you. Here's how it works.
- Pay $25 & receive $25-$26.95 in products of your choice in your starter kit.
- Receive business kit including current catalogues to share with friends, plus order forms etc.

Joining Benefits
- Remain an active Demonstrator until 31 March 2014 - without paying anything else. That's almost 6 months to see how much you'll love about Stampin' Up!
- Receive a minimum discount of 20% discount on all products, even when they're on sale.
- Receive hostess rewards on any product order totalling $300 or more (like our hostesses do normally).
- Be first to see & order new products from upcoming catalogues.  Between now & March we'll have at least:
    - A new Seasonal Catalogue - pre-order in January - February launch.
    - Sale-a-Bration - early 2013
    - New individual product launches -  Demo pre-order starts today on 3 new fab products!
- Have access to hundreds of thousands of ideas & like minded people on our global Demonstrator community site.
- You'll be part of my local Stampin Up! Team - the Diamond Stampers.

More perks to get you started...
- Place a $300 order within 30 days of joining & you'll earn a free stamp set of your choice from our Annual Catalogue (any value). redeemable from 1 December.
- Place a $400 order within 45 days of joining & you'll receive a 30% discount on the whole order. Order in October & you'll receive an extra $25 in hostess benefits (that's $85).
Stampin' Start program benefits if you're business minded.

It's important to know:
To remain an active Demonstrator past 31 March 2014, you'll need to place $440 in catalogue orders (before your discount is applied) by 31 March, 2014 & then every 3 months. Every order after your $25 join fee contributes to this total. If you choose not to do this, you'll simply lapse as a demonstrator. In this case, there's nothing more you have to pay or return. I can help show you how to place your orders to get the best value from your discount & available benefits. Easy!

It is totally your choice where you take the Stampin' Up! opportunity. Choose to order just for you. If you'd love the opportunity to sell to friends & family, earn extra cash, begin a new business, or anywhere in-between, there's great benefits to be earned & I'm here to help.

If you've read this far, you know how much you have to gain from just $25. If you're ready to take the next step - join now!

Questions? If you're local to me - Panania, sw Sydney. I'd be happy to meet for a cuppa & help you with any info. If you're not local, just e-mail or call me for a totally no pressure chat.

My wish for you is that you too will find that Stampin' Up! is so much more than stamps & a great discount. I've met some of my dearest friends (waving) through Stampin Up! & can't imagine my life without the relationships I've made. Whatever you decide, thanks for reading this far & I hope you have a happy week.
Inky wishes, Di

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Casing the catalogue - with Flower Shop bundle

I get so many ideas to try from our catalogues - colour combos, layouts, techniques & other tips. Today I'm sharing cards inspired by the layout of this sample on page 27 of our Annual Catalogue.
...and here's the first card I made, using the fab Flower Shop stamp & punch bundle. The colour combo is wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant with a touch of pink pirouette & strawberry slush.
For a little twist on the layout, I cut 2cm off the card front & added patterned paper  to the inside with another flower to carry the theme.
 I really liked how it turned out, so I made a second card using a new in-colour combo of pistachio pudding, coastal cabana & strawberry slush & another Flower Shop flower.
Hope you like what I did with the sketch. If you have any q's about the cards, just ask. Next time you need a little spark to get you started, flip through the catalogue & see what catches your eye to try. Thanks for visiting.
Until next time, inky wishes.
PS: The Flower Shop Bundle includes the Flower Shop stamp set & matching pansy punch. Even better, you'll save 15% on the separate price of each when you buy the bundle. Sweet!

Card 1
Stamps: Flower Shop, Friendly Phrases (retired)
Card/paper:  wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, pink pirouette, whisper white card, Subtles DSP stack
Ink: elegant eggplant ink pad
accessories: basic rhinestones, pistachio ruffled ribbon
Tools: pansy punch, Big Shot, Needlepoint Border embossing folder, 2 1/2 inch circle punch

Card 2
Stamps: Flower Shop, Happy Day
Card/paper:  pistachio pudding, strawberry slush, coastal cabana, whisper white card, In-colour 13-15 DSP stack
Ink: pistachio pudding,strawberry slush ink pads
Accessories: coastal cabana ruffled ribbon
Tools: pansy punch, stylus (to score lines on strawberry panel), 2 1/2 inch circle punch