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May 2014

Soho Subway and Typeset Alpha for Dad

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Well, that time of year is almost here....the final days of Stampin' Up!'s Retirement list for 2013-2014.  Less than one week left! That narrows down to only 6 days to purchase your favorite Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories (including the 2012-2014 In Colors) before they go into permanent retirement and gone away for good.  Check out which stamp sets and accessories are still available (a good chunk are discounted, too!) by clicking the links below.  Retiring products are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so order your favorites as soon as you can.  You don't want to miss out!  Many items are already selling out.

Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

With that said, I wanted to share a card I used for my Stampin' Retirement Party class.  Masculine cards are always on the high "I need" list, and focusing on the retiring Soho Subway Designer Series Paper and Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies fit the 'bill'.  YEP!  Pun intended because both items are discounted at a great price making it nice and easy on your pocketbook!  YAY!!

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This card fell together so quick and easy.  Here are the card deets....

  • The Island Indigo card base measures the traditional 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
  • The matted layer consists of some Very Vanilla sponged with Crumb Cake and a layer of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (retiring and discounted 50%) and a piece of Island Indigo that was dry embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • I added a piece of 7/16" Naturals Trim Ribbon accented with some strands pulled from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon tied through a Basic Metal Button to the matted layer before gluing it to the card base.
  • The rectangular Very Vanilla focal point was stamped using Gorgeous Grunge and Island Indigo ink.  Before stamping onto this piece, I actually stamped the inked image onto my work surface paper TWICE and then the 3rd time was stamped directly on the Very Vanilla layer.  NOTE:  I did not reink the stamp each time I stamped....I literally stamped once, twice (on scrap paper), and three times (onto the cardstock).  Doing this process allowed me to get a nice subtle bit of color....without the little bit of color behind the die-cut letters, it looked too drab.  But that's just me.
  • The letters 'D A D' were die cut using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies.  To give these letters some dimension, I had some chipboard type material that I covered with some Summer Starfruit colored Soho Subway Designer Series Paper. I just LOVE these Bigz dies because they can cut through 50 different types of materials.  See the list HERE.  After die-cutting the letters, I popped them up using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • NOTE:  The Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies is a set of 26 letters, Numbers 0-9, and 2 symbols.  They are retiring and featured on the Weekly Deals that are good from May 27-June 2nd.

I just LOVE how this turned out.  The touch of Summer Starfruit Soho Subway colored letters just make the card POP! Adds to the rustic, country, woods-ey feel....perfect for the man in your life, whether he is your Dad or husband or brother or Father-in-law.  I thought this could go as a birthday card, Father's Day, or I'm Thinking of You....whatever occasion you feel fits best.  Enjoy!!

 

Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders
  • Join my Stampin' Up! team! TWO great Starter Kit options:
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
    • $50 Demo Kit – Reduced Priced Starter Kit – $55 product value (offer valid May 28 - June 30, 2014)
    PLUS, your Convention Registration is FREE!  More details are posted HERE.
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!

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May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge (130514-WM; 130517-CM)
Cardstock Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Island Indigo (122923)
Designer Series Paper:  Soho Subway (130140)
Ink Pads:  Island Indigo (126986), Crumb Cake (126975)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Typeset Alphabet Sizzix Dies (127553), Woodrain Embossing Folder (127821), Paper Snips (103579), Stamping Sponges (101610), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Finishing Touch:  7/16" Naturals Trim Ribbon (129287), Basic Metal Buttons (133319), 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
 

Join Stampin' Up! and Save! $50 Starter Kit Offer!

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Would you like a discount on ALL of your Stampin' Up! supplies? Or would you like to make some money doing what you love? I am SO excited to invite you to join Stampin' Up! and join my community of Lori's Dream Team.  For a limited time, you can join Stampin’ Up! for only $50! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and support your Hobby, or make a little money while you're at it!

DETAILS:  Choose from these TWO great Starter Kits

  • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • $50 Demo Kit – Reduced Priced Starter Kit – $55 product value (offer valid May 28 - June 30, 2014)

Starter Kits can include anything offered in my online store, PLUS, demonstrator only Sneak Peek items!  **SQUEAL**

  • Retiring Products – thru June 2
  • Sneak Peek Products (contact me at LoriDreamsStampin@yahoo.com for details)
  • Blendabilities Markers (demo only -- contact me for details)
  • New In Colors (demo only until June 2 -- contact me for details)
  • Project Life Products
  • Occasions Catalog – thru June 1 only
  • ** NOTE: you can order FROM EVERYTHING only thru June 1. After June 2, you will only be able to order new catalog products. Retiring products and Occasions catalog will be gone.

This offer is perfect for new and experienced stampers alike. And it's the perfect time to join!  Why?

Demonstrator Benefits:

  • 30 percent discount on your first order (of $150 or more placed within 45 days)
  • 20 percent discount (or more) on all your orders

  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit included with the starter kit
  • FREE registration fee to our annual Convention (must be registered by the 20th of June)
  • Full Case of 2014-2015 Catalogs (8/case)
  • Entire Starter Kit ships FREE to your door (that's a 10% savings)
  • Create Dream Team friendships that will last forever 

  • With the new catalog only days away, you can start purchasing brand new catalog items like Blendabilities(*) and Project Life at your brand new demonstrator discounted price!
  • In addition, you'll be able to get in on the demonstrator preorder for the brand new 2014 Holiday Catalog (starts August 1st for demonstrators)
  • Potential to earn cash, trips and free products
  • Chance to earn up to 14 FREE stamp sets in your first 6 months
  • Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

Stampin' Up! is perfect for you if you enjoy:

  • Setting your own work schedule
  • Adapting your work loads to fit your family's needs
  • Forging new relationships with amazing people
  • Having a go-to creative outlet that you can share with others
  • Getting discounts on wonderful, exclusive products
  • Feeding your Hobby (YES! Hobby Stampers are more than welcome to join)
  • Earning money!

 

KEEPING IT SIMPLE!  I whole heartedly Welcome Hobby Stampers! In fact, I decided to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 5-1/2 years ago because I enjoy crafting and creating handmade cards, treat packages, and home decor.   PLUS, I was already spending enough to keep myself active as a Demonstrator!  Shhhh!  Don't tell my husband!  LOL!  You can read more About Me.  If you like the idea of doing workshops and earning extra money, but only when it's convenient for you....simply set your own preferences.  You might work a lot some months and very little, or not at all, during other months.  You love to stamp and/or scrapbook and like the idea of supporting your "hobby" so that you can buy your Stampin' Up! products with the money you earn....Stampin' Up! is made your way!

So...Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!?

 

Common questions I receive about joining Stampin' Up! and Lori's Dream Team!

What are the minimum sales requirements?
You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.

What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum. NOTE: Many of the demonstrators in my Lori's Dream Team community are just that, a hobby demonstrator. If that describes you - you'll fit right in!

Can I be my own hostess?
Absolutely yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator benenfits, receiving your instant income and commission. Or just submit orders of your own that total $150 or more!

Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
No, you are not required to recruit. If you were to sign up new recruits, you would be paid override commissions on their sales. This is a perk, not a requirement

What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders.

Do you have other questions about what it means or requires to become a Demonstrator?  There are more FAQ listed HERE.

 

Are you biting at the bit and ready to join Stampin' Up! and Lori's Dream Team?  You are going to love it!  I would love the opportunity to make a new friend, inspire you with all the creative knowledge, tips and tricks I've learned over the years, AND, if making a little money is on your agenda, I will be your Coach and cheerleader!  Choose the Starter Kit offer and....

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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My Paper Pumpkin Special Deal

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Love to create, but don’t have a lot of time? Or storage space? Or you just don’t know where to start? Give My Paper Pumpkin a try.  My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service that gives you everything you will need to create fabulous projects without all the prep work.  If you are not a current subscriber, you can get your June Paper Pumpkin kit at a 50% discount if you sign up before May 23.   Just use the Promo code: SHELLIDEAL when you subscribe! Check out this video -- then Click here to sign up now!  You’ll get the June kit – not a “welcome kit,” and it will include a clear block.  Oh, and I would be very, very grateful if would enter my name as the Demonstrator so that I will receive credit for it.

 

Did you know that you can also purchase pre-paid subscriptions to My Paper Pumpkin?  Prepaid subscriptions provide an opportunity to purchase several months of Paper Pumpkin all at once.  These orders can be placed on your personal order or a workshop order to help you reach your reward goals.  My Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are a great gift idea for all the crafty folks in your life! 

 

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STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING STAMPS AND ACCESSORIES LIST:  Only 2 weeks left!  Don't let your favorite Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories (including the 2012-2014 In Colors) retire and go away for good.  Check out which stamp sets and accessories are still available by clicking the links below.  Retiring products are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so order your favorites as soon as you can.  You don't want to miss out!  Many items are already selling out.

Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

 

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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