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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com 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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Weekly Deals

Hello Friends,
Here are the Stampin’ Up! Deals available until Monday night, July 20th. Remember, I will be out of town from Saturday, July 18th until Saturday, July 25th, so you will have to place your orders online. It’s very easy to do…Just click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column and follow the prompts.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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To Stamp or Not to Stamp…

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I spent most of Saturday shopping for my upcoming cruise.  Every year, my family and I try to take a vacation together and this year, I’m taking them on a cruise.  Several of them have already been on a few, but this will be my first one and I’m so excited! We will be going to Nassau, Grand Turk, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. I am leaving on July 18th and will be gone for 7 days. If you need something and it won’t wait until I return on the 25th, you may place your order online by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.  Don’t forget to use the Hostess Code M4KUSZWS when you are ready to check out.  The prize this month is a stamp set and matching punch! To enter, place a Stampin’ Up! Order with me of $50 or more (before tax and shipping).

Now for today’s card. I just love the Just Kidding Stamp Set! All of the greetings are cute, but this one is my favorite! (Can you guess why?)  My Stamp of the Month Club Members Card Foldsmade a card with this fold last month, so they know how to make it already! (If you would like to learn how to make cards using different techniques and fancy folds, join one of my upcoming Stamp of the Month Clubs. I will begin new clubs in October, so look for an invitation to join then!)

The card is made with Whisper White CS, Watermelon Wonder CS, and a piece of Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (on the Clearance Rack for $5.19 – #133697). The image from the Just Kidding Stamp Set was stamped in Black StazOn Ink and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  The sweet embellishment you see on the greeting tag is out of the 2015-2017 In-Color Blossom Accents and has a Basic Just Kidding Stamp SetRhinestone on top of it. The greeting reads, “To stamp or not to stamp?”

When the card is closed, it looks like any other card.  To open it, the front flap folds back as shown. The inside sentiment reads, “That is the question.” “The” is crossed out and replaced with, “not even a.”  I just love it!

The Filigree Frame Embossing Folder I used on the card is also available on the Clearance Rack for $3.19 – #135818.

I hope you like the card as much as I do!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Another Easel Card

Hello Friends! I hope you are all having a great week. I am busy getting ready for Friday’s Card Making Class. We’re making 4 Christmas Cards with a matching box to keep them in. They will be great to give as a gift (or to keep for yourself!) It’s never too early to get a start on your Christmas cards. I will try to share them on here if I have time.Easel Cards

Today, I want to share another Easel Card we made at some of my classes last month. We also made the matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.

Never made an Easel Card before?  Here are basic directions for this card:

1.  Cut 2 pieces of Tangerine Tango Card Stock-1 at 4-1/4”  x  8-1/2″;  and 1 at 4-1/4″ x  4-1/4″.

2.  Score and fold the long piece of card stock at 4-1/4″.  Turn the card stock so that the 1/2 of the card base is away from you, score and fold the back half at 2-1/8″.  Fold the card stock toward you.  The side-view will look like a triangle.

3.  Adhere the smaller panel of  Tangerine Tango Card Stock to the folded part as shown in the diagram.  (Disregard the meaurements shown in the diagram and use the measurements I just gave you.)

Easel Card Diagram

4.  Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to 4″ x  4″.  Stamp the images from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set on it. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the bottom of this panel.  Cut out the 2 largest butterflies using the dies from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies Set. Stamp the honeycomb image over the die-cut butterflies and adhere them to the card front. Add Basic Rhinestones to the butterflies and glue the panel to the card base as shown in the diagram to the left. It will look like the photo below.Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

 

 

 

 

 

5.  I added a strip of Washi Tape across the bottom section of the card base along with another die-cut butterfly to hold the card open.

Easel cards are very easy to make. I hope you’ll try one soon!

By purchasing the Butterfly Basics (Photopolymer) Bundle, you will receive the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and the Butterflies Thinlits Dies at a discount of $41.50. The set also comes in wood-mount and clear-mount, but I like the Photopolymer stamps the best-You can see exactly where you’re stamping the images!  Purchase your set by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column, by calling me at (727)698-7509, or emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Framelits Bundle 138865     $41.50

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Thinlits Bundle 13886

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Weekly Deals for July 7 – 14th

Hi Friends! Here are this weeks deals from Stampin’ Up!  You have until next Monday night to order these items with the sale price. Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals, but they will still be available at retail prices.

Sale: $15.40

Price: $22.00

Sale: $30.10

Price: $43.00

Sale: $2.63

Price: $3.50

Sale: $16.10

Price: $23.00

Supply List

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Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack here. There are 10 Holiday stamp sets, Christmas designer series paper, die-cuts, ribbon and more available!

The prize this month is a stamp set and matching punch! To enter, place a Stampin’ Up!

Order with me of $50 or more (before tax and shipping). If ordering online, don’t forget

to enter this month’s Hostess Code M4KUSZWS on the order form when you get

ready to check out. Order here. You may also place your order by calling me at

(727) 698-7509 or emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com.

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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By the Tide Scalloped Circle Easel Card

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day celebration. I spent the 4th of July at home with some of my daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and their friends. It was one of those weekends where several family members had to work, so not everyone could be here. (Sad face.) Those of us that were here did have fun and thought about the rest of the family that couldn’t make it.

Here is one of the cards we made at a recent card class. It’s called  a Scalloped Circle Easel By the Tide Stamp SetCard.  It’s made to be opened and set up like an easel. I like to make them with a theme and lots of embellishments so they can be left out for decoration. They are usually made with a square shape, but can be made using many others-circles, ovals, stars, butterflies, etc. (View this post to see an example of another Easel Card.)

This one started out with a 5-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock which was scored and folded at 5-1/4″.  The secret is to leave the die-cut hanging over the folded card stock when cutting it out so the back and front are still connected.

I used images from the By the Tide and By the Seashore Stamp Sets from Stampin’ Up! The shells and starfish By the Sea Stamp Setwere stamped on scraps of Whisper White Card Stock and cut out with Paper Snips.  The 2 shells on the inside were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals so that they hold the card front up when the card is opened, as shown in the photo to the right.

I wanted to make an envelope that was big enough for the card and the embellishments, so I used the Envelope Punch Board to make it the size I wanted it to be. Of coarse, I had to decorate it, as well!

Let me know if you have any comments or questions about how to make this card.

Envelope Punch Board

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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July Class Schedule and New Winner!

Hello Friends! Smiley from Millan.Net

Here it is July already! Half the year is gone and I don’t know where it went. I hope the

first half been fabulous for you all! Before you know it, it will be Christmas again.

Speaking of Christmas, we will be celebrating Christmas in July by making Christmas

cards and other goodies in all of my classes this month.

Here is this month’s schedule for Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey

July 10 – 4 Christmas Cards and a Gift Box 11:00 – 2:00pm

July 13 – 4 Christmas Cards and a Gift Bag 11:00 – 2:00pm

July 17 – 4 Christmas Cards and Tags 11:00 – 2:00pm

July 31 – 4 Christmas Cards and TBA 11:00 – 2:00pm

Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be attending any of the classes so I

will have enough kits for everyone.

June Winner 

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The June winner of the free stamp set is Sherry Jefferson! Congratulations, Sherry!

Your stamp set is on the way.

The prize this month is a stamp set and matching punch! To enter, place a Stampin’ Up!

Order with me of $50 or more (before tax and shipping). If ordering online, don’t forget

to enter this month’s Hostess Code M4KUSZWS on the order form when you get

ready to check out. Order here. You may also place your order by calling me at

(727) 698-7509 or emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Best Thoughts Watercolor Card and Kits

Hi Friends,

I’ve been told I’m really slacking on updating my blog! Can you believe that??  I have to agree…I really have been slacking on posting and plan to do a lot better. I have made lots of cards and projects for classes and workshops, but haven’t taken the time to post them here for you all to see.

Here is one of the recent cards we’ve made at my classes. I had a lot of fun creating it and think everyone else did, too.  I love watercoloring. Sometimes, I stamp several images just to watercolor while watching NCIS, my favorite TV show. If I really like the way they turn Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Setout, I might use them on a card. If not, it’s only paper and it goes in the trash, but I still had fun while doing it!

Another thing I love about this card is the new Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Card Stock (pg 149 in the catalog)! It’s 100-lb. weight card stock and is perfect for card bases, boxes, and wherever you need a sturdier paper. You get 24 sheets of card stock for $7, enough for 48 card bases-That’s just a little over 14 cents a card!

The card base was stamped using one of the images from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and Watermelon Wonder Ink.  The flower image from the Best Thoughts Stamp Set was then stamped on a 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Watercolor Paper in Black StazOn Ink. (StazOn Ink is what you want to use when watercoloring, so the black ink doesn’t spread into your images when using other colors of water-based inks.)

I squeezed the top and bottom of my Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad together while it was still closed to get some of the ink on the inside of the top of it. (After you do that and open the ink pad, you have a small pool of ink to use for watercoloring.) I started off by picking up a small amount of ink with my Aqua Painter (pg 163 of the catalog) and lightly painted over all of the flower petals. While it dried a little, I did the same thing with the new Cucumber Crush Ink and painted the leaves and stem. After cleaning my brush again, I went back and added more Watermelon Wonder Ink to the petals where I wanted to add a little shading. Then I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to add the darkest details. The same thing was done to the leaves using the Cucumber Crush Ink.

While the flower was drying, I stamped a greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set on a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. See those little splotches of Watermelon Wonder Ink on the tag? Don’t they really add interest to it?  Well, la di dah, that’s where I touched it with wet ink on my fingers! I like it!

The Modern Label Punch I used to punch out a piece of Watermelon Wonder Card Stock just retired and I’m upset about that. I used it quite a bit, as it made the perfect mat for greetings punched out with the Word Window Punch. I will have to try the new Washi Label Punch (pg 166 of the catalog) to see how it looks as a mat. I adhered the greeting to the bottom of the card front.

After my watercolored flower was completely dry, I added a shadow around it by using my Aqua Painter and some Soft Sky Ink. It really makes the image stand out! Next, I used my White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (pg 163 of the catalog) to add more detail to the petals and leaves. I glued it to a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Watermelon Wonder Card Stock and then adhered it to the card front. I stamped a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I used a Glue Dot to place it on the stamped panel and added 3 tiny pearls to it. The tiny faux bow was made out of the 1″Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon.

It may sound like it took quite awhile to make this card, but it didn’t. I was finished in less than 20 minutes, which included cutting all of the card stock! Watercoloring with the Aqua Painter is fun and easy. The secret to it is, don’t try to be perfect. Don’t overthink it, just paint quickly and don’t worry about getting out of the lines or coloring every single space of the image.  The objective is for it to look like watercoloring. Give it a try and have fun!

The clear Best Thoughts Stamp Set is a Hostess Set and can be purchased for only $10 with an order or workshop total of $150 or more (before taxes and shipping), a $17 value. The wood set ($23 value) can be purchased for $14. You can purchase it, and everything else I used to make the card, except the Modern Label Punch, by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column and placing your order, or by calling me (727-698-7509), or emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com.

Want to get a free card kit to make 4 of these cards? Place your qualifying order of $150 or more (before tax and shipping), which will allow you to purchase the Best Thoughts Stamp Set for only $10 dollars and I will send you a kit with all of the cut card stock, watercolor paper, ribbon, and pearls you need to make 4 cards. (You supply your own ink, stamps, and adhesives.)

Want to just purchase the single card kits ($2.50 each or 4 for $8), plus postage? Let me know and I will send you a Paypal Invoice for the amount due.

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Have a wonderful day! Terry
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The Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack Have Been Updated

The Stampin’ Up Deals for this week have been announced and here they are:

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Plus the Clearance Rack has been updated!

BONUS DEALS YOU CAN’T MISS!

$R8SEQ91

Right now is the perfect time to enjoy more savings, because June 30–August 3, there are MORE items in the Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals. That means you can save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack. You’ll want to hurry though, because Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.

This month’s Hostess Code is 77PVDVFC. Enter it when asked for it before you check out on line to be entered in the monthly drawing for a free stamp set!

View the Clearance Rack here.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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