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Just wanted to let everyone know I have an upcoming Valentine's Class!I just love making cute little packages of sweet treats for my family and friends at Valentines. I know your kids need cute ideas for the awesome teachers in their lives, so why not join me on Friday February 8th and be ready for Valentines. You will make a total of 10 sweet treat wraps (candy not included). Need more? Just let me know at the time you sign up and add $1.00 per project to the cost of the class. Baseline cost of class is $15.00.
If you have questions send an email to sandragrimes@tampabay.rr.com.
Please RSVP by emailing me.

Thank You Card (4-1/4" x 4-1/4")


Stamps
Collage Curios Stamp Set
Essentials Stamp SetPaper
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Summer Starfruit Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & ToolsLinen Thread
Stampin' Dimensionals
1/16" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies
Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Just for You Box

 

Stamps
A Little Greeting Stamp SetPaper
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit
1" Circle Punch

Paper Pumpkin Samples

As you know last week I went to Leadership. Leadership is a gathering of  demonstrators from all over the world  and we talk about all the upcoming Stampin' Up! products and projects.

Paper Pumpkin was one of the new announcements! I am so excited about  this monthly subscription to projects created by Stampin' Up! that I had to show you one of the projects. At Leadership Stampin' Up! gave all the demonstrators a free sample of the welcome kit and the Try It! Kit and last night I got a chance to complete one of the kits.



I was able to make four cards with envelopes and included in the kit are two stamps an acrylic block (acrylic block will only come in the Welcome Kit and Try It Kit) and  a Stampin' spot in Basic Gray.  What a great value! below is more information.

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, 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 30-minute 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 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • 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.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

  • Sign up today and be on board when the first kit ships in March. Go to https://mypaperpumpkin.com
    sign up and be ready!


    Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

    Just for You Banner Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")


    Stamps
    Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set
    A Little Greeting Stamp SetPaper
    Pink Pirouette Cardstock
    Pool Party Cardstock
    Primrose Petals Cardstock
    Whisper White Cardstock
    Ink
    Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
    Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad
    Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
    Accessories & Tools
    Whisper White Baker's Twine
    Elements Cute Clips
    Stampin' Dimensionals
    1/16" Circle Punch
    Big Shot
    Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies
    Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Instructions
    1. Run a piece of Pool Party Cardstock (3" x 5-1/2") through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
    2. Gently rub the Whisper White Craft Pad over the embossed cardstock; this will highlight the hexagon background. Adhere the piece to the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
    3. Stamp the two hearts and the flag on Whisper White Cardstock and the scalloped tag in Whisper White ink on the Primrose Petals Cardstock and cut them out using the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. Use the same set of dies to cut out the Pink Pirouette tag.
    4. Stamp "just for you" in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out a small tag piece.
    5. Punch small holes on both top corners of each banner piece. Thread the three pieces together using Whisper White Baker's twine, tie knots on the ends of the twine, and adhere the banner to the card.
    6. Adhere the hearts and the "just for you" tag to the banner using Stampin' Dimensionals.
    7. Tie Whisper White Baker's Twine in a bow around the heart piece from the Elements Cute Clips and attach the clip to the banner.

    Sale-A-Bration Is Here!

     



    After weeks of anticipation, it's finally here--Sale-A-Bration starts today! During Sale-A-Bration 2013, there are so many great offers to share, whether you want to take advantage of exclusive Sale-A-Bration products for qualifying purchases, rich hostess rewards, or an unbeatable offer when joining the Stampin' Up! family! Call me today to find out more!

    Tip of the week!



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    Stampin’ Write Markers (assorted)
    “Stampin’ Write Markers are a customer favorite because they coordinate perfectly with our inks and papers, they are great for a variety of stamping techniques, and because they are affordable! Stampin’ Write Markers are a great way to expand your color options without a big investment. You can purchase them in Color Collections, order some colors individually, or buy the whole set in a great storage case! Stampin’ Write Markers are great for coloring images, coloring directly onto stamps, journaling, and more! Over 50 different ways of "more", in fact! With that many marker techniques, you’ll have plenty of ways to use your new Stampin’ Write Markers, so order your markers today and dive into Stampin’ Up!’s world of coordinating colors and stamping fun!”

    Tips:
    When coloring stamps with Stampin’ Write Markers, work from the lightest color to the darkest color.




    Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
    Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

    Sale A Bration starts tomorrow!

    Here is a cute card made with one of the free sets. I just live this set!




    Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

    Thanks Takeout Box


    Stamps
    Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set
    A Word for You Stamp SetPaper
    Primrose Petals Cardstock
    Very Vanilla Cardstock
    More Amore Designer Series Paper
    Silver Glimmer Paper
    Ink
    Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
    Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers
    Accessories & Tools
    7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon
    Owl Punch
    1/16" Circle Punch
    Big Shot
    Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies
    Instructions
    1. Use a takeout box pattern to create a takeout box using a piece of Primrose Petals Cardstock (8-1/2" x 11"). Fill the box with treats.
    2. Cut a strip from the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (1-3/4" x 9") to wrap around the takeout box; adhere the ends together at the bottom of the box.
    3. Wrap a piece of the 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon (24") around the takeout box and tie a bow at the top.
    4. Stamp the flag image in Pool Party ink on a piece of the Very Vanilla Cardstock (2" x 3"). Stamp "thanks" in Basic Gray over the pattern.
    5. Cut out the flag using the flag piece from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies.
    6. Add a heart to the flag by punching a heart from the Glimmer Paper using the Owl Punch.
    7. Punch a small hole in the top of the flag and tie the piece to the ribbon using Linen Thread.

    Imagine Bath Salts


    Stamps
    Loving Thoughts Stamp Set
    Madison Avenue Stamp SetPaper
    Island Indigo Cardstock
    Shimmery White Cardstock
    Summer Starfruit Cardstock
    Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
    Ink
    Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
    Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
    Accessories & Tools
    Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
    Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
    Linen Thread
    In Color Dahlias
    Stampin' Dimensionals
    Extra-Large Oval Punch
    1-1/4" Circle Punch
    1-3/8" Circle Punch
    1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
    Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
    Big Shot
    Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die
    Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Simply Scored
    Bath salts
    Instructions
    1. Using the Big Shot and the Petite Pocket Bigz Die, cut two pockets from the Island Indigo Cardstock. Cut off the bottom flaps.
    2. Using the Big Shot and the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, emboss the Island Indigo Cardstock. Punch an oval shape in the Island Indigo Cardstock using the Extra-Large Oval Punch. Assemble the pocket.
    3. Punch a scallop circle in the pocket "handles" using the scallop circle shape in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Insert the bath salts package.
    4. Thread the Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon through the hole and tie to secure the handles.
    5. Punch two scallop circles from the Summer Starfruit Cardstock using the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. Set them aside.
    6. Score Designer Series Paper strip every 1/4" using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Adhere the ends of the cardstock together.
    7. Holding the cardstock with two hands, twist one edge of the strip into the center to create a flower shape.
    8. Adhere a Summer Starfruit scallop circle to one side of the accordion flower using a Glue Dot.
    9. Stamp the sentiment in Island Indigo Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock. Cover the image with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set. Cut the stamped cardstock into a banner shape, fold it in half, and adhere it to the back of the Summer Starfruit scallop circle. Adhere the Summer Starfruit scallop circle to the accordion flower.
    10. Punch a circle from Island Indigo Cardstock using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Set aside.
    11. Stamp the wreath image in Rich Razzleberry ink on Shimmery White Cardstock. Cover the image with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set. Punch out the wreath image using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere the wreath to the Island Indigo circle.
    12. Stamp the four-petal flowers image in Island Indigo ink on Shimmery White Cardstock. Cover the image with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set. Cut out one flower using Paper Snips and adhere it to the center of the wreath image.
    13. Adhere the In Color Dahlia to the four-petal flowers image. Adhere the Island Indigo circle accent to the Summer Starfruit scallop circle using a Stampin' Dimensional.
    14. Punch a hole on the edge of the accordion flower using the 1/16" Circle Punch, thread Linen Thread through the hole, and tie it to the Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

    Best of 25 years Limited Time Stamp Set




    best of 25

    Click here to download the Flyer:  DEMO_Best_of_Birthdays_25th_Year_flyer_NA

    Happy 25th anniversary to Stampin' Up!  


    Each month during 2013, Stampin' Up will mix up some of our all-time-faves with a


    NEW, never-before-seen stamp to create


    12  “Best of” stamp sets.


    We’re kicking things off with the Best of Birthdays Stamp Set. Party on!


    ·         All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.

    ·         While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

    ·         New Releases every month!

    ·         All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

    While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

    As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Click here to down load the Collector's Card so you can mark each of the sets and know when to redeem for a free stamps set.

    Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

    Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

    Fun, right?  
    Sale-A-Bration starts in 5 days!

    Happy Birthday Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")


    Stamps
    Madison Avenue Stamp Set
    Sassy Salutations Stamp SetPaper
    Island Indigo Cardstock
    Pool Party Cardstock
    Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
    Shimmery White Cardstock
    Summer Starfruit Cardstock
    Tangerine Tango Cardstock
    Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
    Ink
    Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
    Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
    VersaMark Pad
    Accessories & ToolsClear Stampin' Emboss Powder
    Pool Party Baker's Twine
    Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
    Big Shot
    Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies
    Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Stamp-a-ma-jig
    Instructions
    1. Using the Big Shot and the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, emboss the Island Indigo Cardstock.
    2. Stamp the four-flower image repeatedly in Island Indigo ink and the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink on the Shimmery White Cardstock, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. Cover the images with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set.
    3. Punch five flowers from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper using the four-petal flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Set them aside.
    4. Stamp three flower images in VersaMark ink on Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, and Tangerine Tango Cardstock. Stamp two flower images in VersaMark ink on Pool Party Cardstock. Cover the images with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Punch flowers from the stamped cardstock using the four-petal flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.
    5. Adhere the stamped cardstock flowers to the card.
    6. Using the Big Shot and the Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, cut the border from the Summer Starfruit Cardstock. Adhere the border to the back of the Shimmery White Cardstock. Adhere the Shimmery White Cardstock to the card.
    7. Tie the Pool Party Baker's Twine around the card; tie the bow in the front.

    Single Stamps are back and they are Spec-Tacular!!

    Spec-Tacular Clear-Mount Stamp Set




    Single Stamps are back and they are Spec-Tacular!!  Our last promotion was a big success and we are excited to bring back more to you.  How about 10 NEW Single Stamps that haven't been seen before? CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

    Thank Boxes


    Stamps
    Pretty Postage Stamp Set
    Paper
    Brushed Silver Cardstock
    Whisper White Cardstock
    White Creped Filter Paper
    Silver Glimmer Paper
    Ink
    Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
    Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad
    Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad
    Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad
    2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
    Brights Stampin' Write Markers
    Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
    Accessories & Tools
    Stampin' Dimensionals
    Sticky Strip
    Brayer
    Fancy Flower Punch
    1" Circle Punch
    Silicone Craft Sheet
    Simply Scored
    Hot glue gun
    Toothpicks

    It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!




    Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

    I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

    I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

    I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

    All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

    Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

    Get Started

    It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com  and click Get it or call me. 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-every month!

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

    • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, 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 30-minute 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 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
    • 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.
    • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

    Here's How You Order

    Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. You can call me too!

    A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

    The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

    Questions? We've Got Answers

    Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?

    Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

    How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?

    Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

    CALL TODAY TO SIGN UP

    SANDI GRIMES, INDEPENDENT DEMONSTRATOR
    352-424-2418

    Make a Wish Card Tutorial


     

     Christina N. Concept Artist from Stampin Up! shared this wonderful tutorial-




    I made this card for the 2013 spring catalog. And, since we’ve had questions on how to make it, I’ve made a tutorial.
    To get you started, here are some of the things you will need.


    1. Take the largest Labels Collection Framelits Die and place it at the bottom of your card front. Using a sticky note to keep it in place, run it only partially through your Big Shot, then roll it back out.



    2. Using the Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate, score along the bottom edge of your card front.



    3. With a pencil, trace “Wish” (using letters you have cut with the Big Shot and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die) on your card front. Cut out the word using your craft knife. Carefully erase the leftover pencil lines.



    4. Using an Aqua Painter, splatter the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol mixture on the card front.



    5. Add ticket, “Make a” banner, and the Hung Up Cute Clips arrow to the card.



    6. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add a piece of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper to the back of the card front. Tie the dyed Baker’s Twine around the front of the card and finish with a bow.


    And you’re done!






    Cards from my class yesterday




    This card used some of the new DSP paper found in the Occasions Catalog - #129311 Tea for Two. This paper is just lovely. See below.

    I also used some of the new 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog-#129287
    7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon

     

     


    This is a another card we completed.
     



    Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

    My Little Valentine Promotion










    My Little Valentine Promotion

    During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the




    Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value-when you purchase the













     brand-new My Little Valentine Set (below).

     




    This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!











    So contact me today or go straight to my website.



    Happy stamping!

    Sandi