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E is for Everything


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


My Second Class in a Box is Ready!


Letters to Santa Card Set
Class in the Mail

It’s time to start making your list and checking it twice! Join the festivities with my Letters to Santa card class and you can start marking things off your list already. You’ll love the fact that you’ll get directions for a whole variety of quick-to-make cards featuring the Quick Accents self-adhesive die cuts. You’ll create 8 cards, 4 mini notes, and 4 tags along with a handy folder for organizing your cards and other holiday information in no time. Just because these projects are quick doesn’t mean that we’ll be skimping on the details! Get your holiday season off to the right start and leave plenty of time for relaxing under the Christmas lights with a cup of cocoa during the holiday season.

There are 4 ways to get this Letters to Santa Class in a Box:

1. Join my Classy Cut-ups Team and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (with free training)and get the tutorial for free!

2. Purchase the Four the Holidays Stamp Set (116921 – $13.95), Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper Pack (122349 – $10.95), and the Letters to Santa Quick Accents (122369 – $9.95) and get the tutorial free (0ver 30 pages of detailed instructions, diagrams, pictures, and measurements for cutting all the paper!)

3. Purchase just the Letters to Santa Class in the Box Tutorial for $7.00.

4. Purchase the tutorial and all the pre-cut card stock and designer series paper needed to complete the set for $ 15.00.

When I see that you have selected and/or paid for option 1, 2, 3, or 4, I will email you the tutorial.  For options #1 and 2, click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right column and it will take you to my on-line store. You can sign-up to become a demonstrator and/or purchase the stamp set and paper there. Click on the Letters to Santa Class in a Box Paypal Button in the right column here  to purchase option #3 or #4.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

My First On-line and by Mail Class


I think I will call this “A Class in a Box.” This is the first one I’m offering and I’m so excited to be able to do it! Here it is:

Welcome to the Bow Boutique Card & Purse Set Class in a Box!
Do you confidently tie perfect bows? Put your bow woes behind you! Once you learn the tricks to create these five fabulous bows you’ll be tying bows like a pro! Bows can add that perfect detail to cards, scrapbook pages, décor, 3-D projects, and gift items. This tutorial is designed to fulfill your quest for perfect bows for projects of all types while making some beautiful cards and a lovely purse to put them in. No more tying yourself into knots over tying bows!
In this class, you will make:
• One purse style card box
• Four coordinating cards
• Five bow tying techniques
This project features the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367) along with the Four Frames, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The rich colors and bold graphic designs create rich and elegant projects that are perfectly embellished with five different bows. Grab your ribbon and join in the bow boutique fun, you’ll be glad you did when you have bow making all tied up!

The tutorial is about 25 pages and includes a listing of everything needed to make the purse and cards, all cutting directions with pictures, detailed instructions and pictures of each step when you’re ready to put the cards and purse together, detailed instructions and pictures of each bow as they are being made, plus bonus ideas, more samples, and templates. It makes everything so easy!

There are 3 ways to get this great Class in a Box:

1. Purchase the Class in the Box with all the card stock and designer paper pre-cut and ready to go for $15.00 (which includes shipping and handling.) It will be mailed within 2 business days after your Paypal payment is verified.

2. Purchase just the 25-page tutorial for $7.00. It will be available for download as soon as you email me with you email address and your Paypal payment has been verified.

3. Get it free with the purchase of the Four Frames Stamp Set (wood – 123440 – $20.95; or clear – 123442 – $15.95) from me. The download will be available as soon as your order for the stamp set is placed. Just click on the “Buy Stampin’ Up! On-line Button” in the right-hand column and email me your order number and I will send you the download.

This set also makes a great gift for someone!

The Paypal button for purchasing the Bow Boutique Purse and Card Class in a Box is in the right-hand column here.

Super Summer Sale!


The Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog sales period will end August 31, 2011 and you will not be able to order most of the items in it after that.  There are some wonderful stamp sets in it so if you haven’t purchased the ones you want yet, now is the time to do it!

I’m offering a special from now until the end of August…Purchase $50.00 worth of products (before taxes, shipping and handling)  from the Summer Mini Catalog through me and receive 15% off your purchase! 

You must call or email me your order as this is NOT a Stampin’ Up! sale, but my own.  If you order online through my Stampin’ Up! web site, you will be paying full price.  You may call me at (727) 698-7509 or email me at tduncan088@gmail.com with your order.

I’m posting a few of the cards I’ve made for recent classes using stamp sets and products from the catalog.  I hope you like them!


Don’t you just love sponged and brayered backgrounds? I know I do! This one was done by sponging Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Rose Red, Daffodil Yellow, and So Saffron Inks over the tree image which was first embossed in black on the Whisper White background.

This was so much fun to make!

Beautiful Butterflies


I know. I’ve been really slow in posting the cards from my card classes and I’m sorry. I will try to do better! I’ve been so busy with classes, kits, John Sanpietro’s stamping classes, and family that there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. I’m really enjoying my 4 grandchildren that live in the area this summer before I go to Maine to visit the 3 that live there.

Here is one of the cards from a class I did last week. It is made using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118123), First Editions Specialty Paper (121878), and Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953). You can order these supplies by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! On-line Button” in the right-hand column.

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Switching Over!


I have decided to start blogging using WordPress instead of Blogger because I’ve learned through one of my classes with John Sanpietro (he’s fabulous) that there are more choices and benefits with WordPress.  So, you won’t see very many blog posts or card samples until I get them all moved over to this site.  My other blog is http://www.classycut-ups.com if you want to see more before they’re all posted here.  There’s only a slight difference in this blog and that is that there’s no dash in “cut-ups.)  So, the address here is http://www.classycutups.com.  Very easy to remember!

Your Last Chance!


Have you ever thought about starting your own flexible business that rewards you for doing what you love and making new friends along the way? Stampin’ Up! has given that to me and I would love to share that opportunity with you. Or maybe you would just like a little bit of extra income to support your craft habit!

Tomorrow, July 31st, is the last day to sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (or to sign up as a Hobby Demo) for only $99.00 with no shipping or handling costs!!

Classy Cut-ups is a team of Demonstrators and we would love you to join us. We have several opportunities to attend training and team meetings and Stampin’ Up! has online videos, card samples, scrapbooking samples, and an on-line community to provide support and ideas, both creative and business, as well as a place to chat and share.

If you would like to become a Hobby Demo and get 20%, or more, off each and every purchase you make, just make your minimum purchases each quarter. You don’t need to do anything else!!

You can quit at anytime and there is no penalty. (Although, I can’t imagine anyone doing that once they try Stampin’ Up’s! fantastic products and see how much fun ther’re having!)

Just click on the “$99.00 Promotional Button” in the right-hand column to get started. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Here’s what you get:

$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Brights 8-1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Card Stock
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
Chocolate Chip 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon*
Note Cards (20)
Clear-Mount Block C
Blender Pen (1)
SNAIL Adhesive
Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn’t that what Stampin’ Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin’ Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99!