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Posted on July 8, 2020

Christmas in July

Papercrafting/ Samples/ Stamping

I know, I know, have I gone mad? It's 100 degrees outside where I live in north Texas and I'm posting about Christmas!

I really am already thinking about my Christmas cards. Do you ever start that process in July? When we were still out and about more, many retial stores even had Christmas in July sales and promotions.

I just pre-ordered some fall and winter stamp sets from the upcoming Stampin' Up! seasonal catalog and I guess that's put me in a festive, Christmas spirit! One of the perks of being a demonstrator; we get to see and order products a month early. I'll be posting lots of samples once these arrive so stay tuned for that!

I hope you enjoy today's share which is actually made using the Sunflower Dies in our annual catalog. The card base uses Poppy Parade, one of my favorite “reds”.

If this card is something you'd like to make, directions and supplies are listed below. Just click on any picture to order.

Christmas in July using Celebrate Sunflowers


  • Card Stock: Poppy Parade (119793); Just Jade (153079); Whisper White (100730)
  • Misc: Flowers for Every Season 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) (152486); Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack (153058); Sunflower Dies (152704); Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718); die-cut machine; Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)


  • Poppy Parade: 5” x 7” scored at 3 ½” – this will be your card base; 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” and 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Just Jade: 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 3 1/8” x 4 5/8”
  • Poinsettia Piece from Flowers for Every Season DSP: 1” x 4¾”


  1. Run the 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” piece of Poppy Parade through your die-cut machine using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.
  2. Add the embossed cardstock to the center of the card front.
  3. Die-cut the large sunflower from the other piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.
  4. Attach the sunflower to the back of the DSP so that about 2/3 of it is showing.
  5. Add that to the card front.
  6. Cut ‘season’s greetings’ from the 3” x 4” card that has the word strips all over it.
  7. Add greeting to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Attach the white cardstock to the jade cardstock (this goes on the inside).
  9. This is a notecard sized card and will fit into one of the notecard envelopes.
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Posted on June 28, 2017

Christmas is Coming in July!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Join My Team/ Papercrafting

Christmas is coming in July and I want you to get the gift!

I'd like to ask a favor. Please read this post all the way to the end and watch the short video. If you see something that might fit for you, let's chat!

Have you ever asked yourself if the Stampin' Up! Opportunity is right for YOU? If you've been involved in papercrafting you have most likely been to a Stampin' Up! party or class and maybe have even been asked if you'd like to become a demonstrator. I'll bet you have no clue what a “demonstrator” does.

We have an awesome promotion starting on July 1 and I would hate for you to miss it if the Stampin' Up! Opportunity IS right for you. The paper Snips and SNAIL Adhesive are only two of the “Christmas in July” gifts that come with the Starter Kit during the month of July.

The Starter Kit already includes:

  • $125 of any catalog product for $99 plus tax
  • FREE shipping
  • $65 in business supplies

From July 1 – 31 Santa Claus will also be bringing a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog will also be included ($20 value).

I've been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 15 years, the last ten of which I have been a “career” demonstrator. What's that you might ask?

As a career-minded demonstrator, I am in this to MAKE MONEY, not just SPEND MONEY. When I first joined Stampin' Up!, it was purely to get the discount. There is nothing wrong with that; I have lots of “hobby” demonstrators on my team. But the truth is, if this is your hobby I would bet more money is going out the door than is coming in. Again, if this works for your situation that's great. That is exactly what I did for the first few years. After awhile though I found myself wondering if I could really make money with this. I saw other demonstrators making money, having fun with their customers and teams, setting their own hours, going on great trips, and so much more. If they could do this, why couldn't I?

I started asking questions and getting more information. Within a short time, I was actually MAKING money! My husband started paying attention and when I earned our first incentive trip, he was sold! He has actually been my business partner now for years and is a big part of my successful stamping business.

I absolutely LOVE what I do and today I'd like to share a little bit about my team, Girls, INK,  and see how we might be a fit for you and your needs.

Now…one last thing…watch this short video about one of our awesome Stampin' Up! events.

OK, I've just got one question. If you love to have all the latest in papercrafting supplies, would like to make extra money, meet new friends, , and set your own hours, don't you think it would be worth an investment of $99?

Let's chat soon so you can celebrate Christmas in July!





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