Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
I love all paper crafting and I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Independent demonstrator for almost one year!
I started this latest paper crafting hobby following an accident. I use it as my own form of occupational therapy (we nurses can get creative with our therapies.. haha). What I found was a great admiration for my fellow creative demonstrators and a great sense of community.
If you are in the United States, I would love to be your demonstrator or have you as a member of my team. Check out the details of becoming a demonstrator at my on-line store (the discounts are definitely helpful).
Feel free to drop a comment! I look forward to working with you.
Today was spent working on the Christmas countdown project kit. This kit was so much fun to make. It’s also been great fun searching for special little “goodies” to fill the boxes with.
This kit can be found on page 38 of the Holiday Catalog and includes: supplies to create 25 mini boxes, a sturdy outer box to hold them and die-cut accents and stickers (I had extra). It also comes with an instruction booklet (with pictures) to help get you started. I did order the Christmas Countdown stamp set, although this kit could be easily assembled (and be just as nice) with-out it. **Stamp set, ink and adhesives are not included with this kit and must be purchased seperately**
Of course, I was already started when I realized I only had one of the suggested coordinating ink pads (that’s how I roll….). If you have read any of my previous blog posts, I always say to use what you have! So, I substituted with Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake and BlackBerry Bliss. Thankfully, I did have a Cherry Cobbler ink pad in the house.
The little miss I made this for loves all things shiny, so I raided my “bling” stash, used a bit of Wink of Stella and even tried some embossing.
I added Mossy Meadow cardstock (11” x 2”) to the side and top of the box and wrapped silky red ribbon around the box which I then tied in a big red bow. I did not glue the ribbon to the box on the off chance my daughter would want to swap it out every year for a different look.
The boxes measure: 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” x 2-1/16”.
So far, I have found a darling small Christmas ornament, stickers, super cute lipgloss, candy and other little trinkets to fill these boxes. If you are interested in ordering the Christmas Countdown Project Kit, please shop my on-line store. If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator (the discount is great!), I would love to have you as a member of my team.
I started this hobby of mine after an accident that left me needing an activity that would force me to use my left hand. In turn, what happened, is that I have made life long friendships and have met some wildly talented people! Mostly, though, I have found how much people love receiving a card in the mail (or, in person…). I have now reconnected with cousins, have some new pen-pals and my grown-up daughters get to raid my stash!
The other day I was able to open up a Paper Pumpkin kit and make cards with both my mother and one of her neighbors. Her neighbor brought pie. So, between the laughs we had, THE PIE (I do enjoy pie) and creating cards, it was a wonderful afternoon.
So, even if you aren’t the “creative type” (although, personally, I think we all are), send a card out today just to let someone know you are thinking of them!
Wow…The month of September passed in a blur. Traveling, activities and so much more. I woke up this morning and realized I was nowhere near ready for this holiday season (which is not unusual for me..hahaha).
I just finished ordering the supplies for my Christmas cards. My cards this year will be from the “Let It Snow” Bundle. As one of my daughters has said “Snowman are your thing”. Which is very true….. I also love the Designer Series paper. It has just enough sparkle and shine.
What do you plan on creating this year? If interested in any of our products, please take a peak at my on-line store. Or, better yet, reach out to me for questions. I really enjoy hearing from other stampers!
I had the most fun putting this kit together. Technically, it is an all-inclusive kit, but, I’m always a little “extra”. Why not add a little extra sparkle whenever you can? Also, how nice is that red box to store the tags in?! That box comes with your kit.
This kit came together easily—except for those gold foil stickers. I have to be honest, those are DELICATE! If you don’t have the “Take Your Pick” tool, you will want one for these to make this job easier. I completely ruined 3 or 4 before I got the hang of it. Once I had it though, it went quickly.
The coordinating colors for this kit are Poppy Parade or Shaded Spruce. I have a large ink pad of Real Red in the house, so I primarily used that. Of course, I also have a large supply of “bling” and ribbon, so I also added some of that. I even tried a little embossing. I always say, use what you have on hand and make it fun!
If you are interested in any of these products, send me an email or place an order at my on-line store: cardsbycoco.stampinup.net.
I love the holidays! I also love anything that makes the holidays a little bit easier while providing a personal touch. Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits for October and November. One of the kits is with Christmas cards and the other is with Christmas tags.
The October kit will make 10 cards (envelopes included). The coordinating colors are: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.
The November kit will make 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 different sizes and designs. The coordinating colors for this kit are: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.
These kits can stand alone on their own, but, I really like the idea that they go together.
If you are interested in these products, visit my on-line store (cardsbycoco.stampinup.net) or send me an email.