Easter Blossoms

Happy Sunday Everyone,

When my sister, brothers, and I were children, my parents always made sure we were all dressed up in our Easter finery.  One of my favorite memories of Easter is hunting eggs with my siblings.  I can’t remember how old we were when we stopped getting Easter Baskets and hunting eggs.  Then we all got married and started having children.  Every Easter, the four of us and our children would go to our parent’s house so the little ones could hunt eggs.  We were all so very thankful that my parents wanted us to spend every holiday with them so they could be a big part of their grandchildren’s lives. I had one boy and three girls and was so sad when they decided they were too old for Easter eggs.  Then both of my parents passed and we were without them for Easter. It wasn’t the same. After several years, all of my children got married and began having children of their own.  I’m so happy that they all wanted to continue the tradition of spending Easter and all of the other holidays together!  But now, my grandchildren are almost grown and feel like they’re too old to hunt eggs.  We will all still be together for the day, but it won’t be Easter Blossom Stamp Setthe same.  I’m hoping that I will be around to watch my great grandchildren out in the yard hunting eggs!  I know that my grandchildren will continue the tradition of all being together on holidays because that’s the way they were raised and they are all like brothers and sisters.

This little girl reminds of all of the female children hunting the eggs in their beautiful Easter dresses.  It was made with the same stamp set as the previous card I posted – Easter Blossoms.  As I said previously, this is one stamp set I can’t part with even though it’s retired.


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Beautiful Wings

Hello Friends,

Can you believe it’s almost Easter already?  I keep thinking that if I just sit on the sofa all day and look at the walls, time will slow down.  That doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, though, and I love to have fun!  Today I had fun for hours…I was making cards for my card classes and Stamp of the Month Clubs.  If I don’t get to make at least one card every Beautiful butterfliescouple of days, my hands have anxiety attacks!  If you’re an avid card maker, I’m sure you know how that feels.

I made this Easter card with one of my favorite retired stamp sets.  I had a big used stamp sale last week, but this is one set I just can’t give up!  The designer paper is retired, as well.  But, the three little butterflies are not.  They’re made with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die from Stampin’ Up!  My art teacher always told us that we needed to use things in 3′s because it’s more pleasing to the eye.  I couldn’t draw a single thing, but did learn quite a bit about art.  The die-cuts on the front of the card were made with dies from the Labels Collection Framelits Dies Set.

I’m entering this card in a challenge over at The Paper Players.  I love doing challenges when I have time…They’re so much fun!

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Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I’m a little bit late with this post.  Been busy as a bee! From Millan.Net Here are this weeks specials.  Call (727-698-7509) or email (terry@classycutupscreations.com); or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column to place your order.  Enjoy a discount on shipping by placing your order before Sunday night, April 13th.

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The Open Sea for Paper Players Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #189.  My card actually can be entered for 2 of the Tic-Tac-Toes.  It has twine, a die-cut, and is a The Open Sea Stamp Setbirthday card.  It also uses a shade of blue, so can win diagonally, as well.  I used one of my favorite stamp sets (I sure hope it does not retire this year!), The Open Sea.  I also used Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar and Marina Mist Card Stock.  The die-cut is from the new Banners Framelits Dies Set out of the Occasions Catalog.  Don’t you just love the blue sky behind the ship?  We will be making this card in one of my classes this month.



The Paper Players Challenge

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Let’s Have Some Tea!

Hello Friends,

I hope you all are doing well and getting lots of cards and/or scrapbook pages done.  I’ve been in my craft room more this week than other one, which is very good thing! I love my hot tea and wish I had this pretty cup in which to drink it.Tea Cutp Cards

I’m not ready to post anything yet, so I’m sharing one of my past creations today.  I love the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set, which is retired…sad face.  The tea cup is so pretty embossed in White Embossing Powder because you can color in the gorgeous flowers on it with ink.  I colored the flowers in Daffodil Delight Ink.  Isn’t it pretty?  We will be making this card in one of my card making classes this month.

The Weekly Specials were announced today.  You can see them here.  Get your products for less before next Tuesday!

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Hello Friends,

Mark your calendars…Here is my card making class schedule for April:

 April 4th – 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey

April 7th – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey

April 14th – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey

April 18th – 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey

April 21st – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has weekly deals that come out every Tuesday?  Well, they do and the products on sale this week are listed below.  Call me (727-698-7509) or email me (terry@classycutupscreations.com), or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column to place your order.

This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper Item # 130814
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper Item # 130140
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 124005
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN

Champagne Glimmer Paper Item # 127885
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN

Cajun Craze 8-1/2X11 Card Stock Item # 119684
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.38 CAN

Brights Core’Dinations Cardstock Item # 129953
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN

Subtles Core’Dinations Item # 129954
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN

Wonderful You Board Book Template – Digital Download Item # 130103
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

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Free Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi Friends,

I want to remind you of a few things ending on March 31st.

It’s the last day to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin and get the FREE bundle of Stampin’ Write Markers with you first kit (a $14.95 value). Visit the My Paper Pumpkin site to get more information or to subscribe to the monthly kit.  You can stop your subscription as any time without a penalty and you get to keep the markers.  The Paper Pumpkin kit is $19.95, which includes shipping.  This is a great value because you receive a couple of stamps, embellishments, small ink pads, and all the paper for the projects.  All you need is your adhesives! Please list me, Terry Duncan, as your demonstrator.

Sale-A-Bration is almost over!  March 31st is the last day to place and order of $50 or more (without tax and shipping) and get your free product (s) from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. The end of this month is also the last day to join Stampin’ Up! for your $150 in products for only $99.

In addition, you will earn hostess dollars to spend on anything out of the current catalogs with your order of $150 or more.  So with an order of $150 or more (without shipping and tax), you will receive 3 FREE products out of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and $25 or more in FREE products from any of the current catalogs!

Sale-a-Bration 2014

During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose any of the brochure’s exclusive products with each $50 purchase (before taxes and shipping.)


This year we’ve made it easier than ever for you to get your free products. The Sale-A-Bration brochure features seven bundles which are each priced around $50–perfect to earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie. These bundles have enhanced the Sale-A-Bration brochure in a new way and for the first time it can stand alone as a representation of our products. Even if you’re totally new to Stampin’ Up! you will be able to choose and order from the brochure; you only have to enter one item number to get a whole bundle! Even better, the bundles are designed to meet specific needs and interests. Whether you love home décor, want to get prepped for an upcoming birthday, or just love to have a stash of cards on hand, there is a bundle for that.


Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn’t you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin’ Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. I also get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus!

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable!  Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get

  • Your choice of up to $150 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $65!

That’s a total value of $215!

And, If you don’t want to have workshops and classes, you can still order the kit for yourself and not do anything else!  The kit is yours to keep!

If you’re interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator or as a hobbyist (someone that doesn’t want to do card making demonstrations or parties.)
  2. Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
  3. Purchase your Starter Kit. The online form will prompt you to choose up to $150 worth of products to create your own custom Starter Kit, allowing you to start your business, your way!
  4. You can call me at (727)698-7509 or email me at terry@classycutupscreations.com and I can place your order for you.
  5. Once you’ve completed the above steps, Stampin’ Up! will send you a password so you can log in to the demonstrator Web Site where you’ll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you. You will also receive training from me!

To see the Sale-a-Bration Brochure, click here.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great day!  Terry

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Easter Basket and Double Concertina Card Tutorial

Hi Friends,

Can you believe Easter will be here before you know it?  It seems like I was just making Christmas cards!  Once again, I’m offering a tutorial for this adorable Easter Basket and double concertina card.  The tutorial is 14 pages long and includes photos and detailed instructions for cutting the card stock and paper, and for each step to make the basket and the card.

The basket has a hexagon shape and will hold a few pieces of candy or a small gift with plenty of room for Easter grass or filler. The card will make a cute decoration.

Stampin' Fun and Friends

You can purchase the detailed instructions with photos for $3.00 by clicking on the Paypal link below.  Once your payment has been made, the tutorial will be emailed to you.


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All Dressed Up With Somewhere to Go

Hello Everyone,

My grandson’s girlfriend won tickets and backstage passes for the Miley Cyrus concert today. Neither one of them are fans of hers, but are going so they can say they met her AND because a limo is picking them up and bringing them home!  (That’s Lizzie’s favorite part…she’s never had a ride in a limo before.)

I want to send her a card to celebrate, so here it is.  Some of the products I used are retired, but you could substitute any of you stash to make it.

Handmade Cards with Stampin' Up! products


Stamp Sets:  All Dressed Up – greeting

Card Stock and Paper:  Whisper White (100730);  Island Indigo (122923);  Pool Party (122924); Designer paper from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper Pack (retired)

Ink:  Island Indigo (126986);  Pool Party (126982)

Other:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755);  Glue Dots (103683);  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430);  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439);  Dress Up Framelits Dies (130101);  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175);  Island Indigo Ribbon;  White Paper Doily (129399); Dazzling Details (124117)


Cut Card Stock:  Whisper White  5-1/2 x  8-1/2”;  scrap for greeting

Cut Card Stock:  Island Indigo  4-1/8” x  5-3/8”

Cut Card Stock:  Pool Party  2-1/2” x  3-1/2”

Cut Paper:  designer series paper  1’ x  4”;  1-1/4” x  5”

Score and fold the Whisper White Card Stock at 4-1/4” to make the card base.

Run the large panel of Island Indigo Card Stock through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  Adhere it to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere the doily to the left side of the card front with the liquid glue.

Flag one end of both strips of the designer series paper, sponge the edges with the Island Indigo Ink, and adhere them to the right side of the card front so that the wider strip is on the bottom and the thinner strip slightly overlaps it.

Stamp the dress image on the Pool Party Card Stock with Pool Party Ink.  (I swirled the ink pad as I was inking the stamp image to add a little definition to the dress.)  Cut the dress out and sponge around it with the same ink.

Tie a knot in the middle of a small piece of ribbon, wrap it around the dress at the waist and tape it in the back.  Stick the dress to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add Dazzling Details to the button and the polka dots on the dress.

Stamp the greeting on the scrap of Whisper White Card Stock, slightly round both ends, and sponge the edges.  Adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Do you think she will like it?

Purchase the items (that are not retired) I used to make this card by calling or emailing me, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

Reminder:  Sale-a-Bration will be ending on March 31st! Don’t forget to place your $50 or more (before tax and shipping) so you can select one of the amazing products from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog for FREE!


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Polished Stone Technique

Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a good St. Patrick’s Day!  I made sure I wore green today so I didn’t get pinched.  My grandchildren are known for their pinching!

Today, I want to share the Polished Stone Technique with you.  This is a great technique to use for making your own backgrounds.  You can make any color combination you want, but they will always look different.By the Tide Stamp Set

Materials I used for this card:

Stamp Sets: By the Tide (wood-129117; clear-129120); greeting
Card Stock and Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067); Basic Black (121045) ; Glossy White
Ink: Black StazOn (101406); VersaMark (102283); Island Indigo (126986)
Reinkers: Pool Party (122933); Island Indigo (122932); Marina Mist (119787), Bermuda Bay (131156)
Other: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Black Embossing Powder (109133); Heat Tool (129053); Cotton Ball; Rubbing Alcohol; Craft Mat or piece of plastic; Embossing Buddy (103083); 4 Brads; spritzer with water in it


1.  Cut Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise 5-1/2” x 8-1/2

2.  Cut Card Stock: Basic Black 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”

3.  Cut Card Stock: Glossy White 4” x 5-1/4”; scrap for greeting

4.  Score and fold the Tempting Turquoise Card Stock at 4-1/4” to make the card base.

5.  Spritz water on a craft mat or piece of plastic. Place 2 drops of each of the reinkers in the middle of the water…close together, but not touching.

6.  Soak the cotton ball with rubbing alcohol. (It should be very wet, but not dripping.) Dab the cotton ball in the drops of the reinkers and then dab it on the Glossy White Card Stock panel. Repeat until the whole panel is covered with ink and it is to your liking. (When I use this technique, I use a whole sheet of Glossy White Card Stock so I will have 3 more pieces for other cards.)

7.  Dry the front and back of the inked piece with a Heat Tool or set it aside to dry for about 20 minutes. When it’s dry, rub an Embossing Buddy over it really well.

8.  Stamp the fan image in VersaMark along the bottom and sides of the inked panel. Stamp 2 of the fish images in VersaMark above the fans. Pour Black Embossing Powder over the inked panel and shake off the excess. Melt with your Heat Tool.

9.  Glue the embossed panel to the Basic Black Card Stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

10.  Add a brad in each corner and adhere the panel to the card front.
Stamp the greeting on the scrap of Glossy White Card Stock in Black StazOn Ink.

11.  Cut around the greeting and sponge the edges with Island Indigo Ink. Adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you give this technique a try.  It’s a lot of fun!

By the Tide Stamp Set   131910

By the Tide Stamp Set 131910

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