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A Growing Love

While I was searching for Valentine ideas today, I came across a site that had a little booklet, and each page was a different card for Valentine's Day. I wanted to try several, but only created one today that is similar to something I saw. I used 2 different sets of dies from the new Mini Catalog that will be online Jan. 2. If you want an actual paper catalog, place an order from our present catalog by Jan. 5 and I will send you the new catalogs! Heart from Mini Catalog: # 148527 Leaves from 2020 Mini Catalog: # 151594

Combine Paper Sets

Love trying out new ideas. Well, I didn't have much Valentine paper left today, so I used some from a different package. I just love creating, experimenting, and learning! Stamin'Up has let me do all that. Why don't you join me for Jan. 4 Valentine class? See my Home page for more information. Some fussy cutting of a paper that I love, combined with new paper from the 2020 Mini Catalog. Fussy cutting from a sheet of "See a Silhouette DSP" # 149443 My heart came from the Mini Catalog that will be available Jan. 2 online. If you want me to mail you one, place an order by Jan. 5. Let me know what you think about the look.

Pinterest Tips

More than 100 million per month Pinterest viewers search for ideas, new products, and inspirations. You can target very specific audiences in your content. You can win by posting very relevant and shareable content in strategic places. Re-pinning of your pins will spread like wildfire, especially if you also start joining other board groups. Why? That pinner’s followers will also see your pins! Flirt with them. Entice them. Go for it! PINTEREST PROFILE ​Profile Picture Use a PICTURE of YOURSELF! NOT your logo or dog or vacation place. Your picture helps create a social relationship between your viewers and a real person. Put your name, website or business name, a few keywords, and a couple o

Triple Horizontal Card

NOTE TO DEMOS: There are many variations of the triple easel card…..round, rectangle, square…This square one was the first for me; it took me about 2 hours, but it was fun. Once the concept is understood, the time should be much shorter. If doing for a class, all the layers need to be cut ahead of time. Do EVERYTHING that you can before class. I advise you to do all bases, then all the next layers, then all the top layers, etc. See Tutorial FILES

Grow Your Team

Reach out to your customers ​ Why you are an entrepreneur? Ask for an opinion on something​. When you were a kid what did you want to be as an adult? What was you most embarrassing moment as a business person? What is your favorite TV show and why? You and your followers share a link to your business blog. Share a few tips for your clients....things they need to know. Do they have some to share? What are your hobbies or leisure activities? ​ Encourage customers to reach out to others ​ Bring a friend to a workshop - offer an incentive to do this. Share a catalog with a friend - if friend makes a purchase, give an incentive Ask recipients of your newsletter to forward them to friends. Ask vie

Stampin'Up (c) News

January 13, 2019 GIZMOS Take Your Pick #144107 Price: $10.00 Multipurpose pickup and precision tool simplifies meticulous tasks. Tacky putty end easily picks up sequins, paper accents, and other small objects; twist to dispense more putty. Other end has 2 changeable, double-ended tips with paper piercer, mini spatula, small stylus, and large stylus. * Includes protective end caps * 6-1/2" (16.51 cm) long TIPS Demonstrator Tips for Craft Party or Class: Always plan well ahead of the date. You need to know what you will be doing and what you will be using. I like to put all the tools I will need, paper, punches, dies, stamps, etc. that I will be using for ONE project in a box together, al

Help! What size paper do I use?

Stamping Basics to Remember · Cardstock size begins as 8.5 x 11 inches · Cut in half it is 8.5 x 5.5 inches; hg7vg\77 · Fold in half so your card base will be 4.25 x 5.5 inches These layers go from the card base up to your top layer: Layer Length in Inches Width in Inches 1 5. 50 4. 25 2 5. 25 4. 00 3 5. 00 3. 75 4 4. 75 3. 50 5 4. 50 3. 25 6 4. 25