Hello, Friend!

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I just love the color purple, especially when it it’s paired with white! This Concord Crush Designer Series Paper was added to Whisper White Card Stock to make a simple, but pretty card for the Challenge over at 365 Cards. They have a different challenge every day, so if you ever get in a funk and are at a loss for ideas, that is the place to go.

The flower was punched out using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. This is an awesome punch that will cut out 3 different shapes! I added a Designer Printed Brad and some Hemp Twine to the flower and tied it on the white satin bow. I backed it with a piece of designer paper which had been cut out with the Decorative Label Punch. Easy-Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry


E is for Everything

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I’m home from Maine now and I managed to bring back a cold with me, so I haven’t been doing too much. I did manage to make a couple of cards for some challenges. This card was made for the CPS-Card Challenge #241.

I used my favorite Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! again-Spice Cake! I used 3 of the designs out of the pack. This time I used Pool Party and Chocolate Chip Card Stock along with it.

I stamped one of the images from the Four Frames Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Ink on the Pool Party CS and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

The sentiment on the tag is from the Occasions Alphabet Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The set contains 26 stamps, one for each letter of the alphabet and a sentiment to go with it. It’s a very handy set!

I added a piece of Victoria Vintage Trim and 3 Basic Pearls to the card front.Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

The Willow-Wren and the Bear

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The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.  

So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry



Fall Leaves…I Love Them!!

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I have another new card to share. I just can’t help using the new Gently Falling Stamp Set out of the Holiday Mini Catalog, so I hope you don’t get tired of seeing cards with these leaf images! If you haven’t purchased yours yet, you really need to get it. I promise you, you won’t be sorry!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this card:

Stamps
Gently Falling – 123802
En Francais – 109521

Card Stock
Whisper White – 100730
Cherry Cobbler – 119685

Inks
Crumb Cake – 121030
Cherry Cobbler – 119669
Peach Parfait – 119783
Poppy Parade – 119782
Tangerine Tango – 111834
Basic Black – 101179
VersaMark – 102283

Punches
Scallop Trim Border – 118402
Scallop Oval – 119856

Other Products
Antique Brads – 117272
Linen Thread – 104199
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – 101930

You can order everything you need to make this card by clicking on the “Buy Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand Column.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping! Terry

Candle Wraps Make Great Handmade Christmas Gifts!

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This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.

Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.

All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.

I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry

New Ribbon Share!

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Don’t you just love using ribbon on your cards, scrapbooks, and other projects!!! I do … All the new ribbons in the 2011-2012 Idea Book have me going NUTS! I want all of them and I know that some of you love ribbon as much as I do, because I have had requests for more Ribbon Shares…and HERE THEY ARE!!!

Maybe some of you have never heard of a ribbon share, so let me explain it in case you want to get in on one of these fabulous deals. I buy all the ribbon and then divide it up into smaller lengths…this allows YOU to purchase one of every color for a lot LESS.

Here’s a sample of the Scallop Dots Ribbon and what the Ribbon Shares will look like when you receive them:

Here’s the deal on each Ribbon Share that I am offering:

1. 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon – you’ll get 2 yards of 10 colors for $19.00 (+ $2 S&H, if shipped) – if you ordered each roll separately, it would cost you $91.82 with S&H and tax.

2. 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – you’ll get 2 yards of 10 colors for $14.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) – if you ordered each roll it would cost you $68.72 with S&H and tax.

3. 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon – you’ll get 2 yards of 5 colors for $12.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) – if you ordered each roll it would cost you $57.47 with S&H and tax.

4. ASSORTED – includes 2 yards of each – 3/8″ Artichoke & Blue Denim, 5/8″ Organza, 3/8″ Twill Tape, 1/2″ Chantilly Crochet Trim & 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim for $13.50 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) – if you ordered each roll it would cost you $45.85 with S&H and tax.

To reserve a spot in this Ribbon Share, please EMAIL ME directly at tduncan088@gmail.com or CALL ME at

(727) 698-7509. When your share(s) fill, I will send you a Paypal invoice for you to complete the payment process.

Please include the following information in your email:

1. Name

2. Mailing Address (United States addresses only)

3. Which shares you would like to reserve (see above)

4. Email for Paypal invoicing

When all of the payments are received for each group, I will place my order with Stampin’ Up! Please note: backorders and shipping times from Stampin’ Up! to me, are out of my control. As soon as I receive the product, I will cut, sort, and mail them out as efficiently as possible.

All ribbon shares are wrapped around chipboard to ensure wrinkle free ribbon. In addition…all shares are protected by cello bag packaging, ensuring safe and dry delivery.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day! Terry

Don’t Miss This Exciting Offer!!

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GET YOUR FREE BIG SHOT OR $100 IN FREE STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS!!
Promotion Details: The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin’ Up! products) when you purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and become a member of  the Classy Cut-ups Team!   It’s the perfect opportunity for a hobby stamper who loves our products to get the Stampin’ Up! discounts and benefits AND there’s NO obligation to purchase or sell anything further.

Here’s how it works:

•Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit during the promotion period and receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice from any of our current catalogs. Value to $440 and FREE SHIPPING!
•Standard Starter Kit Contents cost $175.
•My Digital Studio Starter Kit Contents cost $175.
•Order your choice of starter kit online and get your Free Big Shot (or $100 in FREE product) by clicking HERE and then clicking on the Join The Fun tab. It’s that easy!
•Once you order your kit online, you will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus order type on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator web page (referred to as “OEX”) approximately one hour after you order the kit. You will also be provided a link to OEX for this redemption via e-mail. In this order type, you will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin’ Up! products. Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
•Be sure that your free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
•You will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem your product bonus.

Starter Kit Information

•Promotion applies to the purchase of the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kit. You may add the Stampin’ Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
•As a part of my Classy Cut-ups Team and the Stampin’ Up! family, you can take advantage of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator privileges and discounts.
•the Starter Kit is only available to new members and not to current demonstrators.

Frequently Asked Questions About becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator:

Q: Are there minimum sales requirements?
A: The sales minimum is only $300 in merchandise per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, sales may be submitted in any increment,  you will still get your discount and commission.

Q:  If I only want to do this as a hobby, and get 20% off merchandise, do I still have to do parties? 
A: Absolutely NOT! Stampin’ Up! supports the hobby demonstrator just as well as the career demonstrator. You can put in your own order or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 minimum for the quarter.

Q: Can I be my own hostess?
A: Yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want!!!  You can invite your family and friends into your own home and have a workshop. You would be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, and you would also be the demonstrator receiving your instant income and commission!

Q: How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator? 
A: The standard starter kit is only $175 plus tax (with FREE shipping!) and is a $340 value! This includes everything you need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets and ink pads and paper hand selected by you.  The kit also includes catalogs, order forms, training information and more!  Starter kit contents change from time to time.

Q:  Will I be penalized if I quit or is there a certain time frame I have to be a demonstrator? 
A: If you decide to stop, you can do so at anytime you choose, keep everything that came in your kit to enjoy for yourself….. no penalties, no fees.

Q: Are there incentives that can be earned as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?
A: Stampin’ Up! offers so many benefits and incentives to demonstrators. Here are a few:
*In your first 3-6 months you have the opportunity to earn up to 9 free stamp sets from the current catalog through the Stampin’ Start Program.
*30% Instant Income on your first order within 45 days of signing up.
*Special ‘demonstrator only’ incentives include additionally discounted promotions, free stamp promotions, pre-buy new catalog merchandise, bulk buying and more!
*Earn free incentive trips to exotic places.  Destinations have been to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and Panama! Next year is Figi!
*Great Rewards—You earn points for your sales, and can use them to choose prizes like product and gift cards! First prize level only requires $1000 in sales per quarter!

Q: Do people really make money at this?
A: Yes! There are many demonstrators who make $1000, $5000 or even $15,000+ a month! There are even cash awards given out during the year for personal performance achievements and at convention too!

Q: How much support can I expect?
A: You can expect to receive full training from me, including business tips, ideas, stamping techniques, and ongoing support through our upline sources. There are monthly group meetings and training sessions.  We also meet bi-monthly to share ideas, swap cards, and just enjoy each other’s company.  Although you’re not required to attend these events, I highly recommend them!

Q: Where will I get my ideas for my workshops? 
A: Stampin’ Up! has many resources for demonstrators. You will receive an Idea Book & Catalogs every year, as well as mini catalog publications, access to a demonstrator web site with a workshop planning wizard, samples gallery, project templates and patterns to use, a monthly Stampin’ Success Magazine,  online audio and video training and more!  It is OK to copy your projects from these sources and use them at your workshops… in fact, it’s encouraged!

Q: Are there any Stampin’ Up! events that I can attend as a new demonstrator?
A: Yes, almost all of them!!! Every year Stampin’ Up! has a 4-day convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  There are also regional seminars throughout the country.

Q: Do you really love what you do?
A: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what I do and I know you will, too!  I love Stampin’ Up! because of all the friendships I’ve made and because I love teaching, sharing, and meeting new people.  I also love the company because of their commitment to their demonstrators and an outstanding product.

If you have any other questions, please contact me at (727) 698-7509.  This great opportunity on lasts a couple more weeks, so click on my “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button and then click on Join the Fun before it’s too late!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Terry

Life is a Matter of Moments

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This card is one of my all-time favorites!

When I first looked at the colors in the Fall Color Challenge over at Our Creative Corner, I thought, “Ugh, those colors won’t look good together.”  But, once I started putting papers together, I knew it was going to work!

I’ve been busy making cards with the other colors of DSP in the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog, but hadn’t used this Old Olive Print until now.  (Every print in this package of DSP is gorgeous and I will be using every scrap of it!)

The card base is made with Cajun Craze Card Stock.  I took  slightly smaller pieces of Crumb Cake CS and the DSP, punched the corners with Ticket Corner Punch and adhered them together.  Then I added a brad to each corner of the panel and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The smaller layer was done the same way, but  I added a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim to the front of it before adhering it to the card.  I stamped the flower from the Creative Elements Stamp Set 3 times with Chocolate Chip Ink onto Cajun Craze CS. Then I cut 2 of the images smaller so I would have a 3-layer flower.  I went over the edges of each petal with my Chocolate Chip Marker to make them stand out more and then added a few highlights with a Signo Gel Pen.  The 3 pieces were adhered together and to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the label with the dots from the Four Frames Stamp Set using the rock-n-roll method in Old Olive and Cajun Craze Inks, and cut it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  The sentiment was stamped in the middle of the label and then I sponged a tiny bit of the inks in the middle of it.  It is matted with a piece of Cajun Craze.  I just love the way it looks!  Hope you do, too.

All products are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased from my online store 24/7 by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right-hand column.