3 Days Left to Join Stampin’ Up! for only $25– a little Q&A

I’ve had a number of people asking questions about the $25 Starter Kit special and since there is only 3 days left (this offer ends Monday, Oct 21st), I thought I would answer a few questions here on the blog.

  1. Why would I want to be a demonstrator?
    My question is… why wouldn’t you? 🙂
    But seriously, if you love crafting…. love sharing ideas and inspiration with others (even if it inspiration you found somewhere else!)… and/or just love building your Stampin’ Up! collection of supplies, this is a great fit for you.  When you are a demonstrator, you get discounts on everything you buy, commission off anything anyone else buys, and you are instantly brought in to the community that is Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  There is not only creative support and idea sharing, but there is also a feeling of family where we share and support each other in our lives.  It is a way to earn some extra money (whether to help pay for more supplies, or to help pay a family bill) and gain new friends as you share your love of creating with others in classes and workshops.  Plus, you run your business the way you want to… push hard or just relax and enjoy the benefits.  See more of the benefits here.
  2. Don’t I have to do a bunch of selling?
    First off, whether you are looking to do this as a business, to feed your own hobby, or just to get the perks personally and you don’t want to sell to anyone else, you have over 5 months to try it out!  Stampin’ Up! gives you through then end of the first full quarter to make the minimums to keep getting all the perks. So, that means you have until March 31st to sell or buy your first $300 in products.  And keep in mind, that is the retail price… anything you buy, you get at least 20% off.
    There are lots of specials and promotions to earn free stamp sets and cash if you do decide to sell to your friends and family, but no obligation to do so.
  3. What do I get in the starter kit?
    This special is giving you some basics and access to all the demonstrator resources for only $25.  The kit itself includes:
    ** $25 – $26.95 in product of your choice
    ** Business supplies including catalogs, order forms, invitation post cards, and more
    ** And instant access to the demonstrator website, and me as a resource. 🙂
  4. What should I get in the starter kit?
    This is a question I get a lot and it is a bit of a tough one because it really depends on (1) what supplies you already have, and (2) if you are planning on holding classes/workshops or not.
    In general, the starter kit I’ve been recommending to go with this promotion (assuming you aren’t just buying your favorite stamp set or framelit set to fill out your collection) includes
    ** Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes (item 131527)
    ** an ink pad (or the In Color marker set that is on the clearance rack right now for $5.99 because 4 of the 5 colors of markers are still current colors – item 123002)
    ** a single stamp (like the Birthday Cake stamp – item 130390)
     ** a pack of rhinestones (item 119246 ) or candy dots (Item 130933)
  5. $25 Stampin' Up! Starter KitIs there any information or support for me after I sign up?
    Heck Ya!There is TONS of support and information for you after you sign up including 
    **the demonstrator website,
    **demo-only forums and galleries on Stampin’ Connection,
    **the bi-monthly Stampin’ Success, online demo-only groups,
    **our Fun n’ Crafty team facebook group,
    **monthly team meetings in person and via web-conference calls
    **and of course, me!  I’m always here to help and cheer you on!
  6. Ok, I think I’m ready, now what?
    Woo hoo!  I’m excited for you.  All you need to do now is go to the online form to enter your information and select your goodies for your starter kit!

Get Started Here

I would LOVE to have you join my group of Fun n’ Crafty stampers.  We hail from all over the United States and always love to share our ideas, tips, and excitement with each other!


Have a question I didn’t answer?
Send me an email at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll get back to you with an answer and would be glad to set up a time to talk over the phone as well!


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Stampin’ Up! Convention 2013 Recap & Announcements

If you have been following along with all the news from convention, you probably saw and heard a bunch of product announcements, news, and promotions.  Turns out I took around 1,000 pictures, so while I edit those, I thought I would summarize all the news so you can make sure you didn’t miss a thing.

New Product Announcements

One of the really fun things at convention is being the first to hear about new products.  This year was no exception and we had a number of fun announcements for what is on the way!

  • Undefined Product Line –  Create your own one-of-a-kind stamps with this new line of rubber carving tools and the raw rubber and blocks to create your image. And yes, I know it sounds intimidating, but it is easier than you might think!  If I can create this flower, you can make a stamp too! Smile

Available Now!

  • Flip Card Thinlit Dies! – I’m super excited about these new dies, and not just because I won one of them. Smile  These dies (in both circle and label shapes) makes it super easy to create fun flip cards with just a few cranks in your Big Shot (instead of fussing about placement, cutting, scoring… etc).
    imageAvailable August 1st


  • Envelope Score BoardNow you have another option for creating custom envelopes in 66 different sizes!  The board has printed on the front, exactly what size to cut your paper for the size envelope you want.  Then you just use the guides to score the 4 quick lines, use the built in notch punch to cut away the parts you don’t need, and a  built in corner rounder to punch the corners of your envelope flaps to make them look even cuter!


Available September 2013

  • In With You Stamp Design Contest Winners – Stampin’ Up! recently launched a new design contest for anyone to help design a new stamp set.  They took entries based on the ideas of Monsters and this is the big winner!  This will be made into a stamp set and available soon:

    The same type of challenge was run in the Stampin’ Up! offices and the following stamp set won and is available to purchase now through January 2nd!
    Available Now!

  • Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit – This is a new kit Stampin’ Up! is trying out which gives you everything you need to create 20 cards (except your basic adhesive).  You’ll get a special clear block, exclusive stamp set, ink, envelopes, accessories, and everything you need to create all your cards.  They are still finalizing the details but more information will be coming soon!


    Expected launch date is September 2013.

  • New Product & Sign Up Promotion

    Multiple promotions were announced during convention.  If you attended convention, there were numerous product discounts available just to you; but here are all the discounts available to everyone!

    • Pick a Project Sign Up Bonus –  Join Stampin’ Up! between now and August 31st and receive a free project kit set in addition to your starter kit.  3 of the project kits are items from the Holiday catalog and there are some CUTE projects they shared at convention with them!
      I’d love to have you join my Fun n’ Crafty group of stampers!
      If you have questions, contact me at jennifer@nwstamper.com or check out more details online.
    • My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Offer – Do like the idea of having a project kit sent to your door each month?  My Paper Pumpkin may be a great option for you.  Each month you receive a package in your mailbox containing a project kit that could be a set of cards, a mini scrapbook, or a cute project like this month’s mini banner set.
      Join by Aug 31st and receive your first 2 months for only $10!  That is 50% off and includes shipping!

      You can cancel or skip a month at anytime, so it’s a great way to try it out for a great price.

      Check out the details here

    • Buy 3 get 1 free Designer Paper Sale – just wanted to also put out the reminder that through July 31st, you can get 1 pack of designer series paper of your choice when you by 3 packs.  Its like getting 25% off each pack!image
      Shop Designer Series Paper Here

    Whew!  Ok, so I think I got it all!  So, hopefully you see something that is exciting to you… I know I’m really excited about all the new products coming out, including my stamp carving kit that is showing up any day now!  I just need to get home from my trip visiting family to start playing with it.

    It is an awesome time to be a crafter (and a demonstrator too!) so I hope you have lots of fun in the coming months with all these products and deals.

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Last Chance for the Patio Party Sign Up Promotion

I just wanted to give a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the Patio Party “Have Your Cake” promotion when you sign up with Stampin’ Up!


So, not only do you get to build your own starter kit – so $125 worth of your choice of product for only $99 – but you’ll get the Make a Cake stamp set, Patio Party designer series paper, and the Patio Party digital collection DVD free too!

Oh and the Holiday “mini” (the new seasonal catalogs are 8 1/2” x 11” so they aren’t so mini anymore) preorder starts in July…so you can get in on that too!

To learn more about the Stampin’ Up! opportunitiy or this promotion, check this out – http://nwstamper.stampinup.net/jointhefun
or shoot me an email at jennifer@nwstamper.com and we can chat and answer all your questions!

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

Are you earning your Northwest Stamper Rewards? Every order gets you closer to your FREE stamp set! Click here to learn more!

The New Paper and Ribbon Shares are Coming!

product share sample


I finally sat down with my new catalog and decided to put together some product shares for some of the new, cute items in the catalog.

I don’t know about you, but I think it is so much nicer and easier to figure out which papers and ribbons I really love when I can see the samples in person, plus I always love having lots of options without having to pay for all of the full packages!

This year, I am offering a few different product shares to help you get a big variety of designs to play with for a fraction of the price.  Check out your options and let me know if you want to sign up for one or more!

*2012 Designer Paper Share *
Get a 6×6 piece of EVERY designer paper in the new catalog.  There are 14 packs with 6 designs in each… that means you get 84 different designs in your paper sampler.
If you bought each paper pack individually, it would be $158 plus tax and shipping!
Your cost – $23.50 (plus shipping)


*2012 In Color Stitched Satin Ribbon Share*
I LOVE this new ribbon.  Get 2 yards of each of the 5 new In Colors… so 10 yards total!
It would cost you $44.75 plus shipping and tax to get all of these colors yourself.
Your cost – $10.50 (plus shipping)

add-on option:

get the coordinating In Color Dahlia embellishments to go with your ribbon.  You get a 1/2 pack of these cute little resin flowers accents to go with your ribbon… that is 10 total flowers.
Your cost – $4


*Stitched 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon Share*
Get 2 yards of each of the 10 colors of this new ribbon style.  That means you will have 20 yards total to play with.
Individually, it would cost you $49.50 plus shipping and tax to get these ribbons.
Your cost – $11.75 (plus shipping)


I’ll be mailing your shares out via USPS Priority mail, so I will be able to package multiple share options together for one low shipping cost!  I’ll be putting in my first order for these products on June 1st, so save your spot now so you can be one of the first to get yours!


Thinking of signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

Join my team between now and June 14th and receive your choice of one of the ribbon product shares above!

This is a perfect way to get ribbon samplers to show your new customers; or to have a variety of products on hand to create your own products and samples with!  Check out all the details on being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and the starter kit here – Join My Team.


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

Get them before they are gone! Items are selling out so don’t miss out!

Retiring Stamps | Retiring Accessories | Retiring Décor Elements

Need a copy of the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! catalog? Click here!

2 Days Left of Sale-a-Bration!

Oh my, where has the time gone? I was talking with someone yesterday about how we had time to get their Sale-a-bration order in so they could get the Fresh Vintage stamp set and they reminded me that the 31st is Saturday!! Crazy!

So, since I know there were some folks out there who had been considering taking advantage of the amazing deal that is the starter kit, I just wanted to remind you that you have until tomorrow night to sign up to get this killer deal. So what is it you get?

Get over $345 worth of supplies for only $125 plus free shipping!

and… everyone who signs up by the end of day tomorrow also gets a free package of designer series paper each month for the rest of the year!

I know, crazy, right?!? And don’t forget, the starter kit is totally customizable too. So, you can swap out stamp sets, paper, ink, ribbon, even the punch for something that is perfect for you.

So if you are looking at becoming a demonstrator as a hobby to get the sneak peeks and a discount on everything you order – or if you are interested in starting your own business where you set your own hours and can work in your jammies and earn money too – now is a great time to sign up! Check out all the benefits of being a demonstrator and let me know if you are ready to go by Saturday night!

And now I thought I’d share another idea for how to use some of those cute Sale-a-Bration exclusive items like the Outlined Occasions stamp set and the Everyday Elegance organdy ribbon:


outlined occasion card copy

Cute, right? Well, I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun card idea but until then…

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

Everyday Enchantment Thinking of You Card Recipe:

Stamps: Outlined Occasions*
Ink: Black Staz on, Poppy Parade classic, Blushing Bride marker, Pool Party marker, Poppy Parade marker
Paper: Whisper White CS, Blushing Bride CS, Pool Party CS, Poppy Parade CS, Everyday Enchantment designer paper

Accessories: silver mini brads, in color designer printed brads, Everyday Enchantment ribbon & brad pack*, Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder

* Sale-a-bration exclusive item only available through 3/31/12

Last Week for the $99 Starter Kit + Sneak Peek Christmas Box

Alright, if you’ve been on the fence about taking advantage of this awesome deal, just a reminder that you only have one week left! 

Whether you are interested in earning extra money to support your crafting, looking to start your own business, or just want a discount on your stamping supplies – this is an awesome deal!

image What is it?  During July, sign up to join the Stampin’ Up! family and get $185 worth of supplies for only $99. Check it out what you get:

Plus for an extra bonus:  Stampin’ Up! is giving everyone who joins in July a cool Christmas Keepsake Project Kit for FREE.  The really cool thing about it?  You get sneak peek items from the Holiday Mini including a full new stamp set, new designer fabric, and new designer buttons!  image You’ll also get the box, paper for the project, 3 types of ribbon, linen thread, glitter, pearls, vintage tags, and more.

In addition to cool benefits like the opportunity to attend convention and access to the Stampin’ Connection – the community of 30,000+ crafters and stampers with 160,000+ samples, check out all the other benefits.

If you are interested, let me know at jennifer@nwstamper.com or call me at 425-307-1646 and we’ll chat!

Or sign up right now and get started immediately by signing up online (click join now on the left of the page)!