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Posted on June 26, 2018

Tuesday Tip – Strategically Purchasing New Products

Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hello Stampers! Hope you're all having a great week so far!  Today I wanted to share some thoughts on a topic that has cropped up so often at my monthly events. Since the release of our beautiful new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, I have customers asking me the same question.

Tuesday Tip - Strategically Purchasing New Products

Q: Anne, I want all the new colors in all the new products but I can't afford to buy them all now. What do I do?

A: What a great question and I have a couple of answers. My first answer is always…purchase the best bundle in the catalog; the Demonstrator Starter Kit! You get to choose $125 of products and you only pay $99 plus tax, no shipping! If you want to get a little more information about this option, click here. Of course, if you end up with questions after looking at the opportunity, please give me a shout! Whether you want to just get the discount on your products or share our products with your friends to put a little extra cash in your pocket, this option might be for you.

If the starter kit isn't an option for you right now, I definitely have a purchasing strategy for you.

• START WITH A BLACK INK PAD. It’s a neutral color; you can use for everything.
• PICK ONE ASSORTED CARDSTOCK PACK. Purchase other products that coordinate with the colors in this pack—inkpads, accessories, and Designer Series Papers.
• GET A VERSAMARK INK PAD. You’ll instantly have multiple colors from the tone-on-tone watermark effect when you stamp using a Versamark.
• CHOOSE A PRODUCT SUITE. Stick with the suite’s color scheme and buy a few inks or papers to match.
• BUY WATERCOLOR PENCILS. If you’re not quite ready to invest in Stampin' Write Markers or Stampin' Blends, the pencils will give you a spectrum of color to match any project.

You can check out all our new colors and product suites at my online store.


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Posted on August 1, 2017

Tuesday Tip – Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Hey stampers! Today, in addition to a video and sample, I wanted to share all the buzz about Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Coupons! In case you might be wondering

  • How do I redeem my Bonus Days Coupons?
  • What products should I use for my coupons?
  • When do my Bonus Days Coupons expire?
  • Can I redeem my coupons all at once?
  • Is there a special offer from Stampin' Up! in August?

I've got you covered with answers to all of the above questions!

You may redeem your Bonus Days Coupons on ANY Stampin' Up! product. BUT, I might suggest the brand new Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Card Front Builder Dies).

This is the August special offer–an early release from the upcoming Holiday Catalog (goes live in September). Here are a few samples:

This short video shows you even more!

If you are redeeming your coupon codes with an online order, read these instructions first:


There is no limit to the number of coupons you may use during the redemption period, August 1-31. You cannot use your coupons towards a starter kit but you CAN use them towards a new prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Coupon codes are not case sensitive. However, you MUST include the dash in the middle of the code.

I hope my post today gave you some useful info about redeeming your Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Coupons. If you are ready to shop and redeem your coupons, click here.


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Posted on October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tip – Faux Tearing

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Today's tip is actually a technique….tip, technique…going with the "t" theme anyway!

Many of you are busily creating your Christmas Cards and I wanted to share a timely tip. Tree-themed stamp sets seem to be a popular choice for card creation this year. Many of my customers have asked how they can create an easy "hill effect" so that their trees are not "hanging" in mid-air. The faux tearing technique fits the bill. It is quite easy, yet with a little practice, can create great hills or ground contrast. Here are the steps:

1) Tear a piece of scrap paper and lay it on your project.

Faux tearing #1 Faux tearing #2

2) Apply ink to the uncovered portion of your project using a sponge or brayer. Make sure to overlap the ink onto the scrap paper.

3) Add stamped images as desired.

4) Lift the scrap paper to reveal your faux torn edge.

Have fun and be sure to send me a picture of your completed project!

As always, please email with any questions.  If you like the tip, feel free to leave a comment.

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Posted on September 29, 2010

Tuesday Tip – (On Wednesday…)

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Oops! Sorry, I got behind by a day.  Hopefully that's OK with you because I think you'll really like this one…!

Using Stencils To Make A Background

Our Decor Stencils were designed to complement our Decor Elements and turn any home decor project into a beautiful piece of art. Here is an idea for using stencils and background stamps to create a unique background!

Vintage projects are all the rage these days.  On this card, I sponged Early Espresso ink over the Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil (118877), and then stamped over this image again with our Wonderfully Worn background stamp, (118533). The Eiffel Tower image comes from the Artistic Etchings stamp set, (118517-wood, 120573-clear).

The first picture is the completed background and the second is the Eiffel Tower image that I superimposed on the background.

Eiffel_Bkg   Eiffel_Top

And Voila! The finished card…




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