Awesomely Artistic Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I got to spend today with 3 of my grandchildren so I’m a happy camper! We had lunch out on the beach and then Smurf Ice Cream at Larry’s. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the pool.  It was great, but the water was a little Awesomely Artistic Stamp Setwarm…almost like swimming in bath water. I wanted to add some ice cubes!

Here is a card we made at some of my classes this month. I cased the idea from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog, but changed some of the stamps.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge, Flower Shop and Awesomely Artistic Stamp Sets.

The card base is Hello Honey Card Stock. The flowers from the Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set were stamped in Hello Honey Ink. The piece of Whisper White Card Stock was cut at the bottom with the next to largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies Set.  The 3 flowers were stamped in Wisteria Wonder, Hello Honey, and Daffodil Delight Inks and then punched out with the Pansy Punch. Isn’t it pretty?

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Weekly Deals

Hi Friend’s,

I hope you all are checking out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals every Tuesday! If you have not seen them yet, here they are:

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Purchase your items by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column, clicking on one of the photos above, calling me or emailing me. Make sure you use this month’s Hostess Code HJKDZGEX so your name will be entered into this month’s drawing for a FREE Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Thoughts and Prayers!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Awesome August Pumpkin

Hello again! My last post was getting a little long, so I decided to stop that one and begin a new one here. Now, I want to share August’s adorable kit. I just love it!

Paper Pumpkin, August  2015

The “Chalk it up to Love” My Paper Pumpkin August 2015 kit contains: The Chalk It Up to Love Photopolymer Stamp Set (7 stamps), Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink Spot, 3 gold, foil polka dot boxes, 6 card bases (3 ea. of 2 designs), 6 vanilla envelopes, 2 sheets of die-cut tags, 3 sheets of die-cut flowers, 1 sheet of die-cut fringe, 3 sheets of chalkboard tags, 2 yds. of ribbon, 1 sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals, and 1 sheet of adhesive strips. (Click on the photo to make it larger.)

I love that this month’s kit combines chalkboard tags with white ink and girly accents. The gift boxes and cards are absolutely perfect!  Of course, the stamp set gives you the flexibility to customize the cards and boxes for any occasion. It’s so easy to add thank you, sympathy, birthday, or other messages.  Really, the sky is the limit since you stamp your Card Making Kitsown messages onto the cards.  That’s one of my favorite things about My Paper Pumpkin – the kits are very detailed for gorgeous designs, but the messages are easy to customize and you can change the designs so all of the projects are different. Plus, you get stamp sets and ink spots to use over and over again! A lot of the card bases are decorated on the front and back (like this one), so I cut them in half, add a white or matching color card stock base, and end up with double the amount of cards! Here are two that I made following the directions in the kit. I don’t know why the card front is showing up with the bottom half of it white-It’s all pink like the top of it.


If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Date Until September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months ($9.98, which includes postage and handling) ! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • List me, Terry Duncan, as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
  • You may unsubscribe at any time


Have a wonderful day! Terry
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50% Off My Paper Pumpkin!

Hi Friends,

Happy weekend to you all! I am lucky enough to be spending this evening with my 17-year old grandson, Dylan. He comes to spend the weekend with me quite a bit and I treasure every moment of it because I know they will stop pretty soon.  This is his last year of high school and he will be going away to college after that. Dylan is an extraordinary teenager! He is a history buff and is very smart. He has been participating in Civil War reenactments since he turned 15 and absolutely loves it! He wants to do Revolutionary War and Medieval reenactments, but hasn’t found in in our area.  We have some awesome conversations and I never get tired of listening to him.  Right now he is reading Don Quixote, which he said has turned out to be one of the best books ever, so I have a few minutes to post.

I mentioned in my last post that I have been trying to catch up on finishing some of my My Paper Pumpkin, May 2015Paper Pumpkin kits. I want to share a few of them with you. The photo to the right shows everything that came in the May My Paper Pumpkin kit-The kit came with the Birthday Bundle stamp set (5 stamps), an Island Indigo ink spot, 4 pre-printed die-cut bags, 6 pre-printed card bases, 8 sheets of yellow tissue paper, 6 envelopes, 2 yards of twine to tie the bags, dimensionals and the die cut circles, tags and balloons. You receive everything to make the projects, except glue! (Click on the photos to make them larger.)

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The kits also come with directions and photos so you have great ideas to use to put them together. Here is one of the bags I finished like the sample in the directions. (I usually do one of the cards, bags, etc. like the samples and then come up with different designs for the others.) The photo shows the bag flat on the table, but when I get ready to use it, I will add the yellow tissue paper inside.

Here are the 6 cards I made from the kit. I did add a My Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideaslittle Island Indigo and Calypso Coral Card Stock to some of them. I also stamped on the envelopes and the insides of the cards with the balloon and string. I still have paper, die-cuts, and twine left over for more cards!

My Paper Pumpkin, July 2015

Here is July’s My Paper Pumpkin kit. It included everything for 8 cards, including envelopes, 10 stamps, and 2 ink spots-Cucumber Crush and Early Espresso.

I just love the tiny cup image!  I haven’t finished all of the cards, but here are 2 of the cards made as the directions show.Classy Cut-ups Creations

I just received this month’s kit a few days ago and absolutely am in love with it, too!

Get your first two months at half off when you subscribe by September 10th.  Don’t miss out on these amazing ‘ready to make’ kits. You’ll pay just $9.98 a month for two months; then decide if you want to continue.  Try it out and see why I love it.  

Don’t forget to list me, Terry Duncan, as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator when you are subscribing!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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How to Make Your Own Stamps

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are having a good week. I’m having a busy one, as usual. Today I worked on a couple of Paper Pumpkin kits I haven’t had time to finish and took one of my granddaughter’s school shopping.

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned I had made a couple of my own stamps and would share them with you today.  I saw several videos of other demonstrators making them using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, so I had to try it myself. They were so easy to make-I was finished in about 10 minutes!

I bought a sheet of foam with adhesive on the back of it and cut it to 5-1/2″ wide so it would fit through my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I placed the die on the foam and ran it through. Classy Cut-ups Creations

You will need to cut out 2 or 3 depending on how thick the foam is because you want the stamp to be deep enough that it inks well. I took an older clear block and placed the first foam die-cut on it. (Use a block you don’t need anymore.) I saw that it was not high enough off the block so I added a second die-cut butterfly on top of the first one, which was perfect. They stuck together firmly and I couldn’t wait to use my new stamps!

After a trial run on some scrap paper, I saw they were stamping beautifully and was ready for the real test!

Butterfly Thinlits Dies

I stamped the largest butterfly on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock in Rich Razzleberry Ink and then stamped the smaller one around it. They were perfect! I layered this piece on a card made with Pink Pirouette Card Stock. Next, I cut a large butterfly out of Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered it to the card front with Glue Dots. The Basic Rhinestones were colored with a pink permanent marker (Yes, you can change the colors of them!) and placed on the Classy Cut-ups Creationsbutterfly.  Guess where I got the white tag for the greeting…I cut it out with one of the dies from the new Lots of Labels Framelits Set. Once it was die-cut, I trimmed off the bottom and top edges approximately 1/4″ so it would fit on a Pink Pirouette layer that was punched out with the Decorative Label Punch.

I love it when I find different ways to use my stamps, punches, and dies.  I am out 2 blocks, but it’s well worth it to have these 2 butterfly stamps! I know I will be using them a lot.

We used the stamps to make this card in my card making class on Monday and everyone loved them! Now to find more dies out of my stash that I can use to make stamps!

Place your order now by clicking on the photos below, emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations, calling me at (727)698-7509, or clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

Make sure you use this month’s Hostess Code HJKDZGEX so your name will be entered into this month’s drawing for a FREE Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Thoughts and Prayers!

Also, don’t for get that if you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin before before September 10th, you will get 50% off your first 2 months! This offer is for new subscribers only. After your first 2 months, you will pay the regular price of $19.95, which includes shipping. You can cancel your subscription at any time.  See what was included in and watch a video of July’s My Paper Pumpkin Kit here.

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Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Who is the Sprinkles on Your Cupcake?

Hi Friends,

I hope you all are being so creative, you can’t stop!

I have been just popping cards out, one after the other.  The other night around 11:30 pm, I was watching TV and reading my email, (Yes, I can do 2 things at once!)  when an idea for a card popped into my head. I ran into my craft room and had the card finished in about 10 minutes. I loved it!

About the same time the next night (after I had already cleaned up my craft room from making cards all day), I read how another demonstrator had made her own stamp and up I jumped! I went back into my craft room and made my own.  I will show it to you and tell you how I made in my next post.

For today, I want to share this card made with the sweet Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. This is Sprinkles of Lifea special stamp set.  (Sorry the photo is a little blurry.) Every year Stampin’ Up! donates $3.00 from each sale of a particular stamp set to help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities and this is the set this year. It has 22 stamps in it and is so adorable!

I’ve used 4 of the new In-colors Inks and card stock on the card: Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, and Delightful Dijon.  See that cute strip of designer paper with the balloons on it? It’s just 1 of the prints out of the 48-sheet Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Pack.  There are four each of 12 double-sided designs in the pack. And, guess what else…Stampin’ Up! is now offering packs of matching card stock to go with packages of designer paper.  You no longer have to purchase a whole package of 24 sheets of the same color card stock to match your pretty paper! (Unless you want to, that is.) You can now purchase a package of 24 sheets of card stock that includes 3 of the colors (8 sheets of each), which match the designer paper perfectly. The packages of card stock are shown right next to the packages of designer series paper in the catalog on pages 142 – 144. Oh, and one more thing…some of the packages of designer paper have matching Washi Tape to boot!!

Place your order now by clicking on the photos below, emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations, calling me at (727)698-7509, or clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

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Have a wonderful day! Terry
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I Just Wanted to Say Card Box Set

Hi Friends,

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! If you live near the west coast of central Florida (Tampa Bay area), I really hope you’re staying dry! I think it’s rained here for over 20 days in a row and I know a lot of people have had there homes flooded.

We made this box and card set in some of my classes a couple of months ago and I’d like to Card Box and Cardsshare it with you.  Everyone liked making it because it’s so quick and easy! I used a retired piece of designer paper, but any paper will do.  I like for the cards and box to match so I used some of the same paper for the cards, as well.


Cut 2 pieces of card stock to 8″ x  10″. Score and fold the long side of both pieces at 1-3/4″ and 7-1/2″.  Score and fold the short sides at 1-3/4″ and 6-1/4″.

Cut a piece of designer series paper to          4-1/4″ x  5-1/2″ and glue it to one of the pieces of card stock. This will be the front of the box.  Next, cut the 2 corners off the top of the box  from the score line on the top of the card stock to the score line on the side of it.  Cut out a piece in the middle, top portion with the Modern Label Punch. This will be were you tie the top of the box together. Cut in from the bottom of each side to the score line.

Do the same thing to the other piece of card stock, except you’re going to cut off both the bottom corners, as well as the top corners.

Die-cut a small and large butterfly out of matching card stock with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. Sponge the edges of them, add some Basic Rhinestones, and place them on the box front with Glue Dots.

Adhere the front and back together and your finished!

The box will hold 10 cards and envelopes.  Use the same color card stock and designer seriesCard Making Kits for Sale paper to make your cards.  I used one of the stamps from the February My Paper Pumpkin kit for the outside of the card and added different sentiments on the inside of each card (Happy Birthday, I miss You, Thinking About You, Have a Great Day, etc.)

Card Sets with boxes make great gifts! If you would like a kit with all the paper, card stock, and complete directions (with diagrams and photos) to make the box and the 10 cards, just let me know and I will send you a Paypal Invoice for $13. As soon as it’s paid, I’ll get your kit in the mail to you!



Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Weekly Deals

Hi Friends,

Here are this week’s Stampin’ Up! deals. Get them while you can! Call me, email me, click on the product photo, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column to place your order.

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August Class Schedule and More

Hi Friends,
I’m back from my cruise! I had a fantastic time with my family, but am ready to get back to making cards.
Smiley from Millan.NetI just want to remind you that this Friday (July 31st) is the last Christmas in July Card Making Class! We won’t be making Christmas cards again until late October/November. We will be making 4 cards and a decorated Christmas treat or gift bag. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are attending this class.

Smiley from Millan.NetFrom now until September 10th, you can try My Paper Pumpkin for 50% off your first 2 months! This is a great time to subscribe and try out the monthly papercrafting kits. If you decide it’s something you don’t want to continue, you can unsubscribe at any time. I love them! Visit to find out more about the kits and see some of the past projects. Don’t forget to put me, Terry Duncan, as your demonstrator!

Here is the Card Making Class Schedule for August at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey. I will give you more details in my next newsletter, which is coming out soon.

August 7th – Card Making Class at Hobby Lobby at 11:00am.
August 10th – Card Making Class at Hobby Lobby at 11:00am.
August 17th – Card Making Class at Hobby Lobby at 11:00am.
August 21st – Card Making Class at Hobby Lobby at 11:00am.
August 28th – Card Making Class at Hobby Lobby at 11:00am.

There will be a demonstrator training meeting after the card making class on August 21st at 2:30pm. This training is for anyone that is signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Please RSVP as soon as possible for the training, as well as the card making classes.

I hope to see you all soon! Terry

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Wow! The Best Yet!

Hello Friends,

Oh my gosh! I just received July’s My Paper Pumpkin kit and just had to share it with you! I haven’t made the 8 cards yet (they will have to wait until I return from my cruise), but here is a video showing the cards.

Don’t you just love them! Did you count the stamps? There are 10 of them!  The Paper Pumpkin Kits are great because if you’re a new stamper and don’t have any experience or supplies of your own, you can make the cards/projects by using all the products in the kit and by following the included instructions.  The kit contains everything you need for the projects, except adhesives.  You have to supply your own glue.  If you are an experienced stamper and have been making cards, scrapbooks, etc. for a while, you can change the design to whatever you want.

Click on the Paper Pumpkin tab in the right column to see some of the recent monthly kits.  When you get there, you’ll also see a a link that will take you to site where you can see the kits made up as they were meant to be and tons of alternate projects that have been made with the contents.

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by clicking on the Paper Pumpkin tab in the right column.  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family members every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month you will receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10, we’ll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we’ll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and don’t forget to list me, Terry Duncan, as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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