Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ www.debbied.stampinup.net ~ deeleed@aol.com

Friday, August 30, 2013

Butterflies, Pumpkins & Deals Oh My!

Wow ~ The great deals just keep coming!
Hang in there with me today, this is a rather long post. Read all the way to the end for my card for the day.

First of all I have an important reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, August 31 is the last day for 2 of these great deals.

Use the promotion code: PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, and pay only $10 a month (plus tax) for the first two months. That is half-price! After you receive your two months at half-price, your kit price will revert back to the normal price of $19.95. Remember, shipping is included! Click on the picture above to join now.


Have you dreamed of having a job that you love? One that you decide the hours that you're going to work. One that you get to create using fun and exciting products. I have that job! You can too! If you'd like to join my Team of talented ladies, now is the time. Join by Saturday, August 31, and you get to Pick a FREE Project Kit to add to your Starter Kit. That is a value up to $29.90 ~ FREE! These projects kits are a great way to get your business off to a very creative start! Contact me, or click on the picture above to join now!


You've seen the Bundles in Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog right? Well, here's a new one just perfect for the end of summer. Right now, when you purchase the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set, either clear mount or wood mount, and the Bitty Butterfly Punch as a bundle, you'll save 15%!


I love fall, and the new Best of Autumn Stamp Set is probably my favorite one so far! This set is available now! Remember, when you purchase your Best Of Stamp Sets, save your Collector Sticker that comes with the set. When you collect 6 stickers, you can redeem them for a Free stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95. Contact me, or you can place your order online at www.debbied.stampinup.net


Last but not least, here's my card for today. This card was inspired by Connie Babbert, a fellow demonstrator. I loved her color combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Sky. I changed my card up a bit, and added Brushed Gold Card Stock for the Deco Label behind the circle. I used the Gold Metallic Encore Ink for stamping the woodgrain look background in the circle, and scuffing the embossed background. I stamped the acorns with Black Stazon Ink, and colored them with my Stampin' Write Markers and Aqua Painter. It's hard to see here, but I added a touch of gold ink to the acorns too.


Here is a close up of the detail.


Thanks for hanging in there with me to the end. Have a great day ~
Debbie D.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thankful Tablescape Floral Arrangement

Here is another project using the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit. Anyone who knows me, knows my second passion to Stampin' Up! is floral design. I love combining my two greatest passions!


Here is a close up of the detail ~


I created this floral arrangement in a Ball jar and then simply wrapped the jar with the Bark Paper from the kit. I sponged the leaf edges with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink, added the Truly Grateful banner and tied a knot around the mouth of the jar with the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.

This will be a great addition to my table decorations during the Fall season. You can find all of these products in the Holiday Catalog. The Ball jar was purchased at my local craft store.

Don't forget, there's only a couple more days to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get your first two months half price.

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Not Just For Table Decor!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, there are many perks. One of those is the opportunity to pre-order items from upcoming catalogs so we have time to create and share before the catalogs are released. One other perk is getting a discount on certain bundles, depending on your title. With my pre-order from the Holiday Catalog, I was able to order the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit at a significant discount. Now, I wasn't sure that I would use this bundle for it's intended purpose, but I couldn't pass up the discount ~ right?


I love versatility! At convention, Sarah showed us an adorable album that she created, which I will definitely try, but I was looking for something a little simpler. I saw a card similar to this, so I recreated it using items that come in this kit. I added just a couple of other products. The Very Vanilla Card Stock for the base, the sentiment, from the Truly Grateful Stamp Set, and the Bitty Banners Framelit Dies. If you don't have these dies, you can easily hand cut your banners.

I love texture, and this Bark Paper has a wonderful texture to it. It looks like real tree bark! The leaves are pre-cut die-cuts on printed paper. I sponged the edges to soften it a bit, and make it look as if it is changing colors with the fall season.

The items in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit are exclusive to this kit. The stamp set can be found in the Holiday Catalog, and the Bitty Banner Framelit Dies can be found in the Annual Catalog.

Check back tomorrow. I have a couple more creative ideas to share with you on how you can use your Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit!

Just a friendly reminder that the PUMPKINDEAL will be expiring soon. If you'd like to join and get your first 2 months at half price, you'll need to do that before midnight, August 31. Click HERE to join now!

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Pedal Praise

This month's Paper Pumpkin Kit is adorable! I just love receiving my surprise box each month.


The card in the middle is the suggested version that comes with your kit. I like to change things up a bit to show you a couple of different ideas. My samples show what you can do using only the supplies that come with each kit. You can always add more bling!


This is what happens when you get distracted, and ink up your stamp with the wrong color. It's still cute though!


If you want to start receiving a surprise box in the mail each month, visit ~ https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/?demoid=68941 to join. If you join by August 31, 2013, enter the code word: PUMPKINDEAL, and pay only $10 a month, plus tax, for the first two months. That's half-price, and shipping is included!


After the first two months, the price of each month's kit will go to the regular price of $19.95. Your kits contain everything you need to complete your project, except for adhesive. Click on the picture above to join. Be sure to enter the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL, to get your first two months at half price!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Wait is Over!

Great news! The Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition and Decorative Cutting Blades will be available on August 9. These made their debut in the Annual Catalog on pages 176 & 177. We've been waiting patiently for their arrival, and the wait is almost over.

The new Perforating Blade can be found in the Holiday Catalog on page 24. These Decorative Cutting Blades are a quick & easy way to add beautiful edges to all your paper crafting projects.

 129407Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition
Includes rotary track and handle and a straight-edge blade
 129408Straight Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blades
 129409Tiny Wave Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
 129410Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
 131375Stampin' Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat
 132788Perforating Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
Debuted in the 2013 holiday catalog, page 24


Don't forget to join My Paper Pumpkin and take advantage of the special price! Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month, plus tax, for the first two months. Shipping is included! 


After the first two months, the price of each month's kit will go to the regular price of $19.95. Your kits contain everything you need to complete your project, except for adhesive. Click on the picture above to join. Be sure to enter the promo code to get your Paper Pumpkin Deal! Order by the 10th of the month to get your Welcome Kit this month.

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

So Many New & Exciting Products!

It's August, and you know what that means? The Holiday Catalog has officially been released. You can now order all those fun & exciting products you've been drooling over. But, that's not all. August also brings us a new Best of Stamp Set, and two new Thinlit Card Dies that Shelli introduced to us at Convention!


First things first ~ The Holiday Catalog. New Stamp Sets, new Designer Series Papers, and exciting new Embellishments for all your Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects! There are lots of new Kits & Bundles too!

Do you need a Holiday Catalog? Contact me and I'll be happy to mail one to you.

Another new and exciting feature of the Holiday Catalog is that it has gone interactive! This year, Holiday products come to life with the Layar interactive app. You'll find red "interactive" icons throughout the catalog that you can scan with your mobile device to view a video filled with product information and inspiration!

Here's a short Interactive Video Tutorial that shows how it works.
You can also access the videos at www.stampinup.com/showmehow.

Next up ~ The Best of Halloween! (#134381)
I Love this set. It has 4 spooky images from past sets, and introduces one new image, the pumpkin flourish.


See all of the "Best of 25 Year" Collector sets. All of these stamp sets are available through March 31, 2014. When you purchase 6 "Best Of" sets, save your stickers, and redeem your Collector's Card for a Free Stamp Set. Free stamp sets are up to $14.95 value. Collect 12 stickers and get 2 free stamp sets!

Order the Best of Halloween Stamp Set from my Online Store.

Brand New Thinlit Card Dies!

Label card 1  Label card 2  Label card 3


You're gonna flip over these exciting Thinlits Card Dies. They make fun-shaped flip cards quick & easy! Along with the flip-style card base, the set also includes several other companion framelits so you can create accents that fit easily inside your flip card. These versatile shapes can be used to create accents for cards, scrapbook pages and all kinds of projects.

Check out everything you get with each set ~

Label card  Label card thinlit 133479L

Label Thinlit Card Dies (#133479) This set includes 9 different dies that can be used in combination with the card die, or with other cards & pages. This set coordinates well with the new Happy Day stamp set found on page 112 in the Annual Catalog.

 Circle card thinlits samples  Circle card thinlits 133480L

 Circle Thinlit Card Dies (#133480) This set includes 10 different dies that can be used in combination with the card die, or with other cards & pages. This set coordinates well with the new Worth the Wait single stamp on page 58, and the Five-Way Flower single stamp on page 85.

Both die sets coordinate well with the following stamp sets: Oh, Hello, the new Yippee-Skippee stamp set, Really Good Greetings, and the new Regarding Dahlias stamp set.

Order these new, fun & exciting die sets now from my Online Store.

There are so many new, fun & exciting products, I can't wait to start creating!