Rose Garden Diagonal Pop-up Card

Hello Friends.

I hope you all having been making lots of cards this week.  I want to share a card I’m entering in the Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge (PP291) this week. The challenge is to use butterflies on a project.Rose Garden Thinlits Dies (Very easy for me to do!)

I made this diagonal pop-up card using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, and the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

The card base and the rose were made with Watermelon Wonder Card Stock, the butterfly was made with So Saffron and Whisper White Card Stocks, and the leaves with Old Olive Card Stock. They were all die-cut and adhered to a panel of Whisper White Card Stock and placed on the card front. I added a few pearl embellishments and a greeting stamped in Basic Black Ink.

Here is the inside of the card.  I stamped the flower image from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set in Black Staz-on Ink and watercolored the leaves with Old Olive Ink. This butterfly was made with Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White Card Stocks.

Classy Cut-ups CreationsI hope you like it!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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The Retiring List Has Been Announced!

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The Stampin’ Up! retiring products have been announced! Some of the products have sold out already so don’t delay in placing your orders. I expect some of the discounted products (some up to 50% off) will be gone in a day or two. See what’s retiring here.

This month’s Hostess Code is 6GAQKT4B. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. 
 
New Catalog:
The Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Idea Book and Catalog will  be out the beginning of June! If you are a member of my Stamp of the Month Clubs, have placed an order through me since last June, hosted a workshop, or attend my classes, you will be receiving a free catalog as soon as I get them.  If you do not fall in any of these categories, but want a catalog, one will be mailed to you for $5 postage and handling.  Just let me know before April 28th if you would like one!

My next card making class is on Monday, April 25th, at Hobby Lobby. Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan to attend. We will be making a card set and a holder to keep them in.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Botanical Blooms Card Set

Hello Friends,

I hope you all are making lots of projects. I’ve been creating cards for my classes.  Did I ever tell you how much I love teaching card making classes?  I love them and look forward to each and everyone.  We have a lot of fun and I love seeing everyone’s face when they are excited about the cards they’ve made!

At my last class, we made a card set and matching box to keep them in.

Classy Cut-ups Creations

 

I Love the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the matching Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. They are so much fun to work with and so versatile.  I’ve also used some of the patterned paper from the Wildflowers Designer Series Paper Pack  This paper pack was free during Sale-a-Bration.  I hope you got a package before it ended! All of the prints are just gorgeous.

 

 

Here is one of the cards in the set.  It was made with Whisper White, Hello Honey, and Old Olive Card Stock, and a the brown print paper. Botanical Builder Framelits DiesGuess how I got the long oval for the greeting.  I cut it out with one of the dies from the Word Bubbles Framelits Dies Set (no longer available) and just snipped off the pointing piece of card stock!  It fit my greeting perfectly.

 

 

I used the cut off piece of designer paper for the inside of the card.Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Purchase most of the items I used to make this card by clicking on the photos below, calling or emailing me, or clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

This month’s Hostess Code is 6GAQKT4BMake sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win.  Last month’s winner received the Angled Tag Topper Punch.

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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News and Notes

Classy Cut-ups Creations' News and NotesHello Friends,
I’m beginning the Stamp of the Month Club again this month.  Would you like to be a member?  This month’s stamp set is Birthday Blossoms. Please let me know as soon as possible. The cost is still the same–$30 if you’re local to me or $35 if your kit has to be mailed to you. Click here for more information.
 
I’ve been asked to do another Fancy Folds Card Class this Friday, April 15th. Please let me know if you’d like to attend. Space is limited!
 
The Clearance Rack has been updated and new products have been added.  
 
Today is the last day to purchase this week’s deals, including the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, the Sunburst Thinlits Die, the Gift Bag Punch Board, etc. at discounted prices!
 
Last month’s winner of the monthly drawing is Nancy Haney.  Congratulations, Nancy!!  You have won the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  I will be sending it out to you this week. 
 
This month’s Hostess Code is 6GAQKT4B. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. 
 
New Catalog:
The Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Idea Book and Catalog will  be out the beginning of June! If you are a member of my Stamp of the Month Clubs, have placed an order through me since last June, hosted a workshop, or attend my classes, you will be receiving a free catalog as soon as I get them.  If you do not fall in any of these categories, but want a catalog, one will be mailed to you for $5 postage and handling.  Just let me know before April 28th if you would like one!
Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Birthday Blooms Memory Book

I’m always looking for cute projects ideas—especially projects that hold memories or highlight fabulous things in our lives. So I was very happy to receive a wonderful bookbinding tool for Christmas. I’ve wanted to add one to my tool collection for quite some time because I’ve seen so many adorable projects made with them. And it helped me come up with a great memory book keepsake of my own!

I used our fabulous line of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (item 140557) for this memory book, along with Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon (item 140561) and Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (item 140580). I really enjoy the color concept for this project, and included some bright additions to the spring colors.

I used our Vanilla Coaster Board (item 129392) to create a hard cover; then, for texture, I adhered Designer Series Paper to both sides using Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026). To create my flower, I stamped the large flower image from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set in VersaMark ink on Shimmery White 8–1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (item 101910); then I heat embossed the image using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109132). Finally, I painted the flower using Aqua Painters (item 103954) to create a soft look.

On every other page, I included an envelope. (Tip: Cut off the envelope flap so you can slide in a card displaying a photo or special keepsake.)

I picked a cute saying from the This Is the Life Stamp Set (item 138736) and embossed some of the cards using our Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 139672). I am such a huge fan of this embossing folder! It can be used on almost anything and is so versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my project today—and that I was able to inspire you to make a memorable project of your own to keep your special items or photos in!

Joyce Fowler
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016

I hope you give it a try, too!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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News and Reminders

Hello Everyone,

I want to share some news and reminders today.

First, here are this weeks deals from Stampin’ Up!  These products are available until Monday, April 4th at midnight, or while supplies last.  Get them while you can!

Second, the Starter Kit Perk Ends Soon! 

Did you know that by signing up to be a demonstrator or a hobbyist with Stampin’ Up! during the next 2 days you will get a steal of a deal??   It’s true, you pay just $99 for the kit and you get to fill that kit with $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! product!! That’s $56 in products for FREE and there’s no shipping.

$155 worth of products for $99.
$56 in Free Product of your choice!

Here are some commonly asked questions about becoming part of the Stampin’ Up! family:

1. I was a demonstrator once before, can I join again?  Of course!! We’d love to have you back!

2. What are the minimums again?   It’s $300 retail each quarter. You’re first quarter is waived. You won’t actually have a minimum due until June 30 and any orders placed during your first quarter will also count.

3. I only want to join for the discount.   And, don’t we all?  That’s why I joined, too! You don’t ever have to sell if you don’t want to. I do, because I love earning prizes and trips from Stampin’ Up! But you are welcome to join for the discount and if turning it into a business down the road appeals to you, the resources that you need to do that will be available.

4.  I love making cards and scrapbooks, but don’t know enough to teach others.   Once you join Stampin’ Up!, you will be able to take advantage of online training on the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator website, attend training at Stampin’ Up’s Onstage presentations twice a year, and attend training meetings if you live in my area.

 5.  I live several states away from you. Will I still benefit from being a part of the Classy Cut-ups?  I have members in quite a few states. I keep us connected by email and on the phone, which will  help you stay in the loop.

Next, Paper Pumpkin has something up their sleeve for April! 

Paper Pumpkin

This straight from the home office:   It’s a big month for us! It’s our third birthday and we just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. We’re keeping the art a surprise, but we know you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! This is just our little way of saying thank you to our amazing subscribers. Subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun!  

I can’t wait to receive my next Paper Pumpkin.  The monthly kits are so much fun already, but the fact that subscribers are getting a bonus stamp set is awesome!  Find out more here.  Don’t forget to add me, Terry Duncan, as your demonstrator and you will also receive a gift from me.

Here is the Paper Pumpkin Kit from March.  (The kit also included a set of 9 stamps and a Bermuda Bay Ink Spot, but are not shown here.)

March Paper Pumpkin

 

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Pop-out Swing Card With Grateful Bunch

Hello Everyone,

I recently had a Fancy Folds Class and we made 4 different cards with 4 different folds.  Here is one of the cards we made.  It was made with the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set,  the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set, Grateful Bunch Punch, Birthday Blossoms Designer Series PaperBlossom Bunch Punch, and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack. (I love this paper pack…It has 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and they are all gorgeous!)

The card fold looks a lot more difficult than it is, but there are several steps  to make it.  The window frame was cut out with 2 of the Squares Framelits Dies Set. The flowers and butterfly were stamped with images from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set, the leaves were stamped in Old Olive and from the What I Love Stamp Set ( available for free with a $50 order until March 31st.)  I also used Strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine, which is in the Clearance Rack for $1.40, and the Candy Dots from the Brights and Subtles Collections.  The greeting is Classy Cut-ups Creationsfrom the Circle of Spring Stamp Set. (I use this stamp set frequently because the greetings are not in a straight line, so you can fit them into smaller spaces.  The card stock is Pool Party and Whisper White Thick Card Stock…This is great paper to use when making card bases, card folds, boxes, or anything where the paper needs to be heavier when a project is going to have movable pieces.

It’s really a net card to make and even more fun to receive!

Purchase the supplies to make this card by clicking on the photos below, by emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com, by calling me at (727)698-7509, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

This month’s Hostess code is DM2PQBC9. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. Last month’s winner received a set of 20 Notecards with Envelopes!

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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New Stamp of the Month Club Beginning in April!

Hi Friends,

Many of you will be excited to know I am beginning my Stamp of the Month Clubs again in April. I can only fit 10 members in each club and the spaces fill up quickly! Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to join one of my clubs. (I hope to be doing videos of me making the cards, as well.)

Here’s how the Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club works:

  • Each month there will be a featured stamp set.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I am not allowed to stamp any images and put them in card kits.  Therefore, you will need to purchase the featured stamp set.  I will contact you the previous month to let you know what the featured stamp set is for the following month.  I will order the stamp sets in either wood, clear, or photopolymer (if offered) for each member of the club.  You will choose which option you prefer.
  • We will need 10 members for each club.  At the end of each month, you will receive a package in the mail with the NEW stamp set, and 4 different card kits or complete cards, (including embellishments, die-cuts, etc.) with the photos and directions for making each card using your stamp set. Keep your eye out for extra surprises in your package!
  • The club subscription lasts 10 months.  At the end of the 10 months, you will have the option to rejoin if you would like to continue as a member of the club. If you want to be in the next club, you just have to let me know.  If you don’t want to rejoin, you can join for one month only whenever YOU choose without the hostess benefits offer.
  •  Each member of the club will be a monthly hostess in the order that you join the club.  When it is your turn to be the hostess, you will receive the hostess benefits of at least $25.00 to spend on the Stampin’ Up! products of your choice out of any current catalog!  You can also add additional products to your order if you would like to save on shipping costs.
  • If you have a friend join the club, you will receive an additional stamp set of your choice valued at $20.00 or less!

Why join the Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club?

  • No meeting dates and times to take you away from your family – no driving, no time out of your busy schedules.
  • You choose the time you want to stamp.
  • Sit back, relax and look forward to a fun package in your mailbox each month!
  • Four full cards or card kits (your preference) for every featured stamp set in the mail and more ideas online.
  • Learn new techniques and fun folds.
  • At the end of your 10 month subscription, you could have up to 12 new stamp sets in your collection!
  • Extra goodies for you from time to time!
  • Here are samples of the cards my clubs have made over the years.
  • Happy Watercolor Stamp Set
  • Christmas in July

 Stamp of the Month Club Cards

Father's Day Card by Classy Cut-ups Creations

 

 

 

Monthly Club Fee: The monthly club fee will be $35 for clear mount stamp sets, $42 per month for wood mount , which includes shipping and tax!  (If you are local and can pick up your stamp set and card kit, you’re cost is $5 less). This club fee and additional product choices (if you order any other products) will be invoiced through PayPal around the first day of the month.

  • Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators may join the club for $20.00 per month (including shipping).  You will only receive  4 finished cards or card kits (made with the stamps set of the month) and the directions for each one since many of you will already have the stamp sets I’ll be featuring.

Prefer a no obligation club?  You can join for one month only whenever YOU choose without the hostess benefits offer.

Call or email me with your questions or to join a club!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Perpetual Calendar Kit

Hello Friends,

Do you get tired of notating birthdays on your calendar every year? Do you get frustrated when you make birthday lists in chronological order and then have to write your list over and over because more birthdays are added?  Do you forget birthdays until it’s too late?There is a solution!

The Perpetual Birthday Calendar from Stampin’ Up! will not only make your life easier, Classy Cut-ups Crafts Classesallow you to keep track of birthdays year after year without having to make lists and write on your calendars over and over again, but is beautiful to look at!

The kit includes:

* Printed calendar sheets
* Die cut accents and adhesive letters
* Printed cardstock sticker (for front of box)
* Die-cut Gold Glimmer Paper Banners
* Die cut printed banners
* Confetti stickers
* Clipboard
* Gold binder clip

Coordinates with Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo, Real Red & Whisper White.  The stamp set is not included, but you can purchase it for yourself, or use any stamp sets that have the months of the year, or if you’re local, you can come to one of my classes and I will provide the stamp set for you to use if you want to make your calendar like the directions in the kit show.  I like to add other embellishments, stamped images, and die-cuts to mine, so if you come to a class, you will have that option, as well.  Watch the video here to see what the kit’s all about.  The calendar makes a great gift!

Space in the class is limited to 6 people this time (Mar. 28th), but I will be happy to hold another class if more of you are interested in making your own perpetual calendar.  The class is $24, which includes the kit, tax, shipping, and a class fee of $5 and change. (If you purchase the kit yourself, it’s $26 and change.)  If you do want to purchase the kit for yourself, call me, email me, click on the photo below, or click on the “Order Stamping’ Up! Online” button in the right column.  If you are ordering in March, please use the Hostess Code DM2PQBC9 and your name will be entered in the monthly drawing for Free Stampin’ Up! products.

If you have not told me that you want to attend this class, please let me know as soon as possible if you do!

 

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Adding Color to Designer Series Paper

Hello Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Tomorrow is Monday and the middle of March already!  This month is just flying by. I will be starting my card making classes again tomorrow and hopefully will be able to continue them weekly. I want to share a card we recently made at one of my card classes using a technique that can be used on almost any designer series paper that has light-colored places in it.  (I usually use this technique on papers I don’t care very much for that come in a pack with other designs I like.  That is not the case here…I love all of the papers in the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper pack, Card Making Techniquesbut this paper really allows me to show you this technique!)  I did not add a greeting on the front of the card because I don’t know who I will send it to or for which occasion, yet.  I do that a lot so I will have several cards that I can use for anything.  The base of the card is made from a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card Stock.  The designer paper on the front of the card comes in Very Vanilla mixed with Basic Black and Gray hues.  I used a Sponge Dauber and Blackberry Bliss Ink to color in some of the roses to match the card base.  Isn’t it gorgeous? You can use any color card base and matching ink to make this card!  It was so quick and easy to make…It took me less than 10 minutes to make it.  All I did was add a piece of matching ribbon and a few pearl embellishments and the card was finished. I love it!

Don’t forget about my “I’m Bringing Birthdays Back” offer!  Email me your name, birthdate, and address and I will send you a birthday card.  You can read more about this campaign here.  I hope you will begin your own campaign to bring the mailing of birthday cards back instead of just posting a greeting on Social Media Sites.  Send birthday cards to your family members, friends, co-workers, etc. to let them know that they are worth more to you than a phrase on Facebook!  It doesn’t need to be a card you bought in a store…Make your own with some card stock and designer papers of different colors and prints. Also, Stampin’ Up! has made a rubber stamp to add to the back of your birthday cards if you like and you can see it here.

Purchase the supplies to make this card by clicking on the photos below, by emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com, by calling me at (727)698-7509, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

This month’s Hostess code is DM2PQBC9. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. Last month’s winner received a set of 20 Notecards with Envelopes!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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