SEPT/OCT2013 - Stampin` Up!



SEPT/OCT2013 - Stampin` Up!
Dear Friend,
In the United States, we celebrate
Thanksgiving Day in November;
most countries have a similar holiday
sometime during the year. This issue of
the magazine focuses on gratitude and
helping you and your customers create
cards, pages, décor, and gifts for this
type of occasion.
See project ideas and read more from Shelli on her blog at
So I’ve been thinking a lot about
gratitude and the things I’m grateful
for. Of course, the list is way too long
to mention in detail—I feel blessed in
so many ways! And certainly top on
the list are the wonderful demonstrators
and Stampin’ Up! employees that I’ve
been able to meet, work with, and
become friends with during the past
25 years. Thank you for being part of
our Stampin’ Up! family!
Many things in life are important, but
only a few really matter; I’ve heard it
described as the difference between
urgent and vital. Many things in our
lives clamor for our time and attention,
but separating the vital things from the
urgent things is a constant challenge—
and incredibly important.
I hope that during this time of year—
and always—your life is rich with the
things that matter most: loving
relationships and faith in something
that provides strength, peace, and
hope in your life.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Shelli’s Message
In addition, recently I have gained a
much deeper appreciation and love for
two things in my life—my testimony
of Jesus Christ and my loving family.
No need to go into detail; we all have
life experiences and circumstances
that create opportunities for learning
and growth. Suffice it to say that,
while these two things have always
been top on my list of things I’m
grateful for, I am more aware and
thankful for my Savior and my family
now than I have ever been before.
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2013 holiday catalog
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2013–2014 annual catalog
sales period
2 L abor Day (US/CAN): Stampin’ Up!
offices closed
10 Who Is Not Meeting Quarterly Sales
Minimums report now available; begin
preparing for October workshops
Getaway 2013
Founder’s Circle 2013
30 Last business day of the quarter
Who Is in Pending report now available;
begin preparing for November
ovember/December 2013 Stampin’
Success now online
Last business day of the month;
»make it happen
ind out what the kits from the holiday
catalog can do for you. Read “Simply
Created™ Superheroes” on page 14 to learn
more about these exciting kits.
pselling is a tricky skill to master. Turn to
page 18 to learn how to upsell the right way.
et to know the career plan a little better.
“Get Where You Want to Go” (page 22) will
help you find a way to reach the sweet spots
in the compensation plan.
simply created superheroes
changing lives
we’ve got you covered
giving thanks
toil & trouble-free
treat packaging
words, words, words
background builders
how to upsell
just let ‘em stamp
get where you want to go
compact stacks
april-june 2013
may-june 2013
Table of Contents
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»using the magazine
This magazine is a tool for you, with stamping
ideas and business ideas in every issue. You’ll
always find:
• Stamping ideas for personal
creativity and for events
• Sales training
• Ideas on how to share the
demonstrator opportunity
• Training on our products
• Seasonal project ideas published
early to help you prepare for your
seasonal events
• And much more
Make the most of this beautiful publication!
»icon guide
Projects marked with this logo are
excellent choices for event demonstrations.
Cards can be completed in 5–8 minutes,
scrapbook pages in under 15 minutes.
Projects marked with this logo are
excellent choices for event Make & Takes.
Cover Creations
A thank-you card is so much more than just a pretty piece of paper with
a couple of words on it. It’s a paper hug. It’s love sealed in an envelope.
It’s an expression of one of our most important feelings: gratitude.
Share your gratitude this season (and all year) with a thank-you card.
The Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 133454) is a great
choice when you want to say thanks. (This stamp set will be available
Articles marked with this logo in the table
of contents are available in Spanish on
the Spanish demonstrator website under
Publicaciones>Stampin’ Success>
You’ll find all of our Online Extras on the
demonstrator website under Publications>
Stampin’ Success>2013>September.
You’ll find supplies for this project in this month’s Online Extras.
© 1990–2013 STAMPIN' UP!
do it yourself
we’ve got you covered
Even technology needs a handmade
look. Why not give your iPad or other
tablet a colorful and creative cover?
Start with an old journal that fits your
tablet. Then, pick a color scheme that
suits you, embellishments to make it
rock, and get busy looking awesome.
It’s really that easy. The ribbon, paper, and
cardstock you choose will all depend on
the look you are going for. Make sure you
don’t spend too much on the journal. (You
already spent a lot on the tablet; no need
to spend a lot more.) We found one for a
dollar at a thrift store. Score!
Venetian Romance Designer Series
Paper • 2013–2014 annual catalog •
item 130144 • $10.95 us/$13.50 can
Here’s how to re-create the tablet cover:
1. C
over the front and back with
Designer Series Paper and the spine
with cardstock using spray adhesive.
(Make sure to leave a 1/2" to 3/4"
overhang to fold over on the inside.)
Fold and adhere the overhang.
2. C
over the inside with Designer
Series Paper using spray adhesive.
Adhere one strip along the inside
spine. (Make sure to cover the seam.)
3. Adhere a strip of 1-1/4" Burlap
Trim • 2013–2014 annual catalog • item
130020 • $8.95
us/$12.50 can
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon • 2013 holiday
catalog • item 132140 • $7.95 us/
$9.95 can
*We do not suggest using this cover as a
protective case for your tablet.
tablet journal
Calypso Coral Cardstock; Epic Day This and That
and Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper;
Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim; 1-1/4"
Burlap Ribbon; Naturals Designer Buttons; Linen
Thread; folder; spray adhesive; Velcro self-adhesive circles
The extra overhang of paper or cardstock
you leave when you cover the front, back, and
outside spine gives the edges of your cover a
perfect finished look.
Ribbon on the inside to hold
your tablet in place. Create an
embellished closure with ribbon,
button, and Velcro® circles.
Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch
© 1990–2013 STAMPIN' UP!
CASE (kās) v. Copy And Share Everything
In the world of papercrafting, there is no shame in copying; in
fact, we encourage it! CASEing is an easy way to come up with a
project quickly, and there’s more than one way to CASE. You can
copy a project exactly, or you can switch out some of the elements
to adapt it for different needs.
This month, we’ve stayed pretty true to the original, using
the same basic background stamp and design idea (place
an accent inside the label), but we’ve chosen to switch up
the color palette plus create a completely different project—
moving from journal to notecard!
At the heart of both of these projects is the Ex Libris Stamp,
which creates a warm, welcoming image on the cover of
the journal and a beautifully elegant front for the card.
We’ve substituted a thank-you greeting and 3-D flower for
the butterfly, then added a coordinating label image on the
envelope, tying both pieces together.
The next time you’re looking to CASE, think about CASEing
completely different types of projects. Cards make great
pages, pages can transform into invitations, invitations
become ideal home décor . . . and so on and so on.
»The beauty of CASEing with larger stamps is that most
of the work is done for you. Because the images are larger,
you don’t have to make many changes. You could even use
this same template with many of Stampin’ Up!’s background
stamps, creating all sorts of project possibilities.
»You’ll find the Hello journal on page 106 of the 2013–2014
annual catalog.
hello journal
Four You Stamp Set; Ex Libris Stamp; Pistachio Pudding Cardstock; Crushed
Curry and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Linen Thread; Stampin’
Dimensionals®; Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches; journal
thank you notecard and envelope (5-1/8" x 3-5/8")
Lacy & Lovely Stamp Set; Ex Libris Stamp; Crisp Cantaloupe and Shimmery
White Cardstock; Modern Medley Designer Series Paper; Crumb Cake
Medium Envelopes; Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad; VersaMark® Pad; Gold
Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Antique Brads; Aqua Painters™; Pansy Punch
© 1990–2013 STAMPIN' UP!
step it up
So Fun, So Easy
Take a basic design, make a few changes, and
presto—you’ve just stepped up your project!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. Use page protectors to embellish
your page.
2. A
dd splashes of color and texture
with ink, embossing, and journaling.
3. Add touches of paper.
Our 8" x 8" Page Protectors make it easy to
protect your page—and even embellish it.
To step up the page, our artist cut a square
from another page protector for a pocket,
which she then stitched over one of the
squares. Innovative? Definitely.
Splash Some Color and Texture
Ink and embossing will step up your page,
too. With an Aqua Painter and ink, our
artist splashed dots of ink on one square.
She also embossed a little piece of a Window
Sheet for color and texture.
Simple page designs are easy to create.
Our artist used a four square design: two
squares for photos and two for journaling,
embellishments, and color.
She captured the day perfectly by
journaling over the photo with a gel pen!
It gives visual texture without messing
everything up. To top off the masterpiece,
she used scraps of cardstock and punches
to create confetti in our color scheme.
To step up the page, she made innovative
changes. Tell your customers that all they
need to step up a page is a fresh idea.
With a few ideas and suggestions from you,
your customers will soon see that stepping
up a page is easy and fun!
Making Memories
you make me happy page (8" x 8")
A Banner Christmas, Hello Lovely, and Thankful Stamp
Sets; Remember This and That Rotary Stamp; Crisp
Cantaloupe, Pool Party, and Whisper White Cardstock;
Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Summer Starfruit Classic
Stampin’ Pads; Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Essentials
Hardware Clips; Stampin’ Dimensionals; typewriter
you make me happy page (8" x 8"; step it up)
A Banner Christmas, Hello Lovely, and Thankful Stamp
Sets; Remember This and That Rotary Stamp; Calypso
Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit,
and Whisper White Cardstock; 8" x 8" Divided Page
Protectors; Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island
Indigo, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pads;
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad; White Uni-Ball
Signo® gel pen; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Calypso
Coral Baker’s Twine; Essentials Hardware Clips; Window
Sheets; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Aqua Painters; Cupcake
and Label Bracket Punches; sewing machine and
thread; typewriter
Step-up with
our 8" x 8"
Page Protectors
(item 132544).
Step It Up
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toil & trouble-free treat packaging
Welcome to your party this month! In this article you’ll find one project to demonstrate, one to share as a Make
& Take, and one to give as a hostess gift. Feel free to change things up, but you’ll find everything you need for
your next round of parties on these two pages.
Want spellbinding Halloween
treat packaging? Check out
these three fun ways to deliver
hauntingly beautiful gifts—
and then showcase them all
at your September/October
parties. Between the ExtraLarge Gift Boxes, the
Decorative Window Gift Boxes,
and the Mini Muslin Bags—
you’re sure to have eerily
appealing packaging that will
charm the witches down the
street, the troll next door—
just about anyone!
eat if you dare box
Halloween Bash and Toil & Trouble
Stamp Sets; Basic Black, Pumpkin
Pie, and Shimmery White Cardstock;
Witches’ Brew Specialty Designer
Series Paper; Extra-Large Gift Boxes;
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad;
VersaMark Pad; Black Stampin’
Emboss Powder; Linen Thread;
Antique Brads; Stampin’ Dimensionals;
Paper-Piercing Tool; 1-1/4" Scallop
Circle Punch; Big Shot™; Apothecary
Accents and Labels Collection
Framelits™ Dies; Gift Bow Bigz™ L Die
halloween bash window box
(hostess gift)
You’ll find instructions for all three
projects in this month’s Online Extras.
»If your hostess isn’t into tricks and treats,
these packaging ideas can be easily adapted for
Thanksgiving, Christmas—or even birthdays!
Halloween Bash Stamp Set; Shimmery
White Cardstock; Witches’ Brew
Designer Series Paper; Decorative
Window Gift Boxes; VersaMark Pad;
Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write® Marker;
Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder;
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon; Linen Thread;
Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape;
Paper-Piercing Tool; Stampin’ Pierce
Mat; 1-3/4" Scallop Circle and Ticket
Duo Punches
halloween hello bag
Halloween Bash and Halloween Hello
Stamp Sets; Basic Black and Pumpkin
Pie Cardstock; Mini Muslin Bags; Basic
Black and Pumpkin Pie Classic
Stampin’ Pads; VersaMark Pad; Basic
Black Stampin’ Ink™ Refill; Black &
Orange Stampin’ Glitter®; Pumpkin Pie
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Vintage Trinkets;
Stampin’ Dimensionals; Heat & Stick
Powder; Paper-Piercing Tool; Stampin’
Pierce Mat; Decorative Label Punch;
Big Shot; Chalk Talk Framelits Dies;
Stampin’ Spritzer
To encourage purchases, if a
customer orders all of the supplies
for a project, offer to provide an
instruction sheet with
measurements. Remember: if
you provide lots of project ideas,
simple instructions, and support
for your customers, they will buy
supplies to create packages for any
occasion—giving you extra sales!
Bewitch Your Hostess!
Make the Halloween Bash
window box for your hostess—
and she’ll be haunted by your
thoughtfulness. Fill it with
spooky treats and encourage
her to eat them . . . if she dares!
Even Shakespeare’s witches
would not turn up their noses
at such a spirited way to thank
your hostess.
Let Them Experiment!
(Bwah, hah, hah!)
It’s mad science! Ink Halloween
images in VersaMark, then show
your customers how to carefully
pour on the Stampin’ Emboss
Powder. Let them heat the
stamped image with a Heat Tool
until the powder changes to a
shiny liquid and rises—like
ghosts in a graveyard! Let your
customers have fun with
embossing, and they will want
to buy the equipment to perform
these “experiments” at home!
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Everything you need to create the Halloween
bag with a party of eight people (including
Vintage Trinkets
(item 118764)
Big Shot (item 113439)
the hostess) is shown on this page.
STEP 1.Stamp the skeleton image repeatedly in
Heat Tool (item 129053)
8 Mini Muslin Bags (item 132180)
Basic Black ink on a Mini Muslin Bag. Spritz the
bag using Basic Black ink and a Stampin’ Spritzer.
STEP 2. Cut a tag from Basic Black Cardstock
Chalk Talk Framelits Die
(item 129983)
using the Big Shot and the Chalk Talk Framelits
Die. Set aside.
STEP 3. Stamp the frame image in Pumpkin Pie
Halloween Bash Stamp Set
(item 130577 item 130580 )
ink on Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. Stamp the skeleton
image and the “Halloween hello” sentiment in
VersaMark ink in the center of the frame image.
STEP 4. Pour Heat & Stick Powder over the
skeleton and the sentiment. Shake off the excess
powder and heat until the powder turns into a
shiny liquid. (Don’t heat it too much or it will lose
its stickiness.)
Halloween Hello Stamp Set
(item 131718 item 131721 )
STEP 5. Quickly pour Black Stampin’ Glitter over
the sticky fusing powder. Heat again for just a
moment to set the glitter.
STEP 6. Spritz the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock tag
using Basic Black ink and the Stampin’ Spritzer.
Decorative Label
Punch (item 120907)
STEP 7. Punch out the Pumpkin Pie tag using
the Decorative Label Punch. Adhere the Pumpkin
Pie tag to the Basic Black tag using Stampin’
Black & Orange Stampin’
Glitter (item 132206)
STEP 8. Pierce a hole in the top of the tag.
Tie the Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to the
Vintage Trinket safety pin and tie a bow; then,
run the safety pin through the hole in the tag
and attach it to the Mini Muslin Bag.
Heat & Stick Powder
(item 100625)
Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta
Ribbon (item 119253)
Stampin’ Spritzer (item 126185)
Stampin’ Dimensionals
(item 104430)
VersaMark Pad (item 102283)
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 126980)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 126945)
Basic Black Classic Stampin’
Ink Refill (item 102512)
Stamp-a-ma-jig (item 101049)
Paper-Piercing Tool (item 126189)
8 pieces of 3" x 3" Basic Black Cardstock (item 121045)
8 pieces of 3" x 3" Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (item 105117)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat (item 126199)
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No need to call the Ghostbusters
because you’ll definitely want to keep
this ghost around! After all, what
better technique than ghosting to
showcase at your stamping events
leading up to Halloween? Think of all
the fun you can have with the theme.
Bring out the creepy decorations, kick
things off with a ghost story, serve
up some spooky treats, put on some
scary music, and let the party begin!
Customers are sure to have the time
of their lives . . . unless, of course, they
come from beyond the grave . . . with
a party this fun, don’t be surprised if
a few uninvited guests show up. *cue
maniacal laughter*
Create a ghosting project to advertise
your events, then show it off and
say, “Book a party with me for next
month, and I’ll teach you the ghosting
technique. You and your guests will
get to make this stinkin’ cute card.
And for hosting the party, you’ll get
a spooky bonus gift, too!” The Bats
about You box is not only ideal for
STEP 1. Stamp the bat image
your demonstration, but fill it with
some treats and it’s also a perfectly
spooky hostess gift.
Of course, if all this eerie stuff is
too much for you or if you’re just
not into Halloween, never fear!
You’ve got options. Just because
it’s called ghosting, doesn’t mean
you have to tie it to Halloween
or anything scary. In fact, it’s
a technique you’ll want to use
year round. Notice how we’ve
used ghosting on the chevron
background of the Hello card
and on the 39 label on the Happy
39 card. Nothing frightening
about those projects. And it
would be easy to swap out the
image and greeting on the bat
box for a perfectly non-creepy
demonstration and hostess
gift. Give it a try and share your
favorite new technique.
To help you with your ghostly events, we’ve posted
a PDF with supplies and full instructions for the
Hello card Make & Take and a video demonstrating
the Happy 39 card in this month’s Online Extras.
hello card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
Four You Stamp Set; Positively Chevron Stamp; Coastal
Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White Cardstock;
Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Pistachio Pudding Classic
Stampin’ Pads; Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad;
Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Brights Designer Buttons;
Big Shot; Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies;
Stamp-a-ma-jig™; paper towel
happy 39 card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
A Dozen Thoughts and Morning Post Numbers Stamp
Sets; Coastal Cabana and Whisper White Cardstock;
Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pads;
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad; VersaMark Pad;
Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Big Shot; Deco Labels
Collection Framelits Dies; Stamp-a-ma-jig; paper towel
bats about you box
Halloween Hello Stamp Set; Basic Black, Crushed Curry,
and Whisper White Cardstock; Basic Black, Smoky
Slate, and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pads;
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad; Basic Black 3/4"
Chevron Ribbon; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Stampin’
Dimensionals; Brayer; Label Bracket Punch; Simply
Scored®; Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate;
Stamp-a-ma-jig; paper towel
STEP 2. Ink the Brayer by rolling
it over the Smoky Slate Classic
Stampin’ Pad. Roll the Brayer over
the stamped bats. Re-ink the Brayer
and repeat as many times as needed,
rolling the Brayer back and forth
horizontally and vertically, until the
cardstock is evenly inked.
repeatedly in Whisper White
craft ink on Whisper White
Cardstock. Allow the ink to dry.
TIP: Use a Heat Tool to speed
the drying process.
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STEP 3. Wipe the excess
ink from the bats using a
paper towel.
Stamp the bat image in Basic
Black ink slightly offset from
the ghost bat images, using a
Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.
© 1990–2013 STAMPIN' UP!
STEP 4. Optional step:
words, words,
It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words,
but there are some times when words are the
way to go. Photos are often the stars of the show
on scrapbook pages, but let’s face it—many of us
started scrapbooking so we could capture the
stories behind the photos. That’s why you need
words . . . and that’s where our alphabets come in.
Choose Your ABCs
Want alphabet options? We’ve got ’em. Here are
just a few.
e’ve got more than half a dozen alphabet
stamp sets to choose from, so there’s sure to
be one that’s right for every project. Bold or
whimsical, small or large.
reetings are not just for alien visitors; they are
also for scrapbook pages. Choose sayings that
suit the look and theme of the page.
ake a strong statement with our Big Shot dies.
With our Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, you can
craft bold, custom titles. Add other words with
our Thinlits™ dies as seen on the Drake page (see
the July/Aug 2013 issue of Stampin’ Success for
more projects showcasing the Thinlits Dies).
Mix It Up
Mixing font styles and sizes is a look that’s so now.
Both pages shown here feature this technique.
Spend time playing with different styles to find
your favorite look.
So the next time your customers are looking for
that certain something to add to their scrapbook
pages, point to the words—so many options that
make pages more memorable than ever.
»Make sure customers don’t miss our alphabet
stamp sets. Point out, “They can be used in all kinds
of projects—from cards to tags to scrapbook pages.
And you’ll never run out of the letter you need.”
drake page (8-3/8" x 8-1/4")
Naughty and Nice This and That Rotary Stamp;
Alpha Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel; Blushing
Bride, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Midnight
Muse, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White
Cardstock; Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad;
VersaMark Pad; 2012–2014 In Color™ Stampin’
Write Markers; Chevron and Small Heart Punches;
Big Shot; Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies; Expressions
Thinlits Dies
you are my sunshine page (8" x 8")
ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers, ABC-123
Sketch Alphabet & Numbers, and Gorgeous
Grunge Stamp Sets; Remember This and That
Rotary Stamp; Basic Gray, Naturals White, and
Soft Sky Cardstock; Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate,
and Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pads; Neutrals and
Regals Stampin’ Write Markers; Epic Day This and
That Designer Washi Tape; Aqua Painters; Big
Shot; Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies
Round and Round
»Mixing a blocky font, as seen on “Drake,”
with a script font style (“love”) is a sure way
to add contrast to your title. Use dramatically
different colors as depicted here to highlight
the contrast.
Our This and That™ Rotary Stamps are an easy
way to add the date to your page. And note the fun
phrases you can choose from to add a little extra
bit of something fun.
© 1990–2013 STAMPIN' UP!
»You can use the ABC-123 Outline
Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set alone
or with the coordinating Sketch Alphabet
& Numbers. On this page, it’s used alone
to stamp “You are” and together on
“sunshine.” Using them together is a
fabulous way to add emphasis.
»Create a word cluster for your title.
»Our rotary stamps will mark the
date, but they also feature images
you can use to create borders and
more, such as the asterisks used here.
© 1990–2013 STAMPIN' UP!
simply created superheroes
If you had a superpower what would it
be? The ability to fly, teleport, read minds,
travel through time? What about the
ability to pull off a perfectly planned
Stampin’ Up! event with a five-star project
that won’t leave you completely exhausted
at the end? Is that even possible without
exposing yourself to radioactive material
or getting bitten by some genetically
altered creature? Yes! All you need are the
Simply Created Project Kits.
Let’s take a closer look at their superpowers:
1. B
eautifully designed projects. It is
fulfilling to see your customers’ faces as
they “ooh” and “ahh” over your designs.
But, every once in a while it is nice to
let someone else do the work. Kits can
help fill in those creative gaps when
the right side of your brain just needs a
break. All the design work is done. Just
pick a kit, like the Thankful Tablescape
(item 133463), and run with it.
3. R
easonably priced. Let’s put a different
spin on the previous question. How much
would it cost to prepare a project like
this for your customers? Remember,
it also comes with some Linen Thread
and a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
Kits are engineered to save money and
provide a substantial amount of supplies
at a reasonable price. The Thankful
Tablescape is just $19.95 us/$24.95 can .
2. P
roject preparation is done. Ever
wondered how much time you spend
cutting, scoring, assembling, and
preparing for your events? How long
would it take to prepare the items in
the Thankful Tablescape kit?
• 1 0 dinner napkin holders (cardstock
holders, Designer Series Paper belly
bands, name banners, journaling cards)
4. Instructions included. You can focus on
more important things at your events
like making sure everyone has a catalog
and a treat in hand. Let them create while
you build your business. Answer their
product questions, book more parties,
and get to know your new customers.
• Table tents (Designer Series Paper
bases, die-cut chalkboard labels)
• Centerpiece wraps (birch paper ribbon,
Chocolate Chip paper ribbon)
5. A
ttract new customers. Speaking of new
• Die-cut printed leaves
customers—kits are an excellent way to
find some. Help them get started with a
kit instead of trying to narrow down a list
Whew! Save yourself some time and plan
your event around the kit instead.
Here’s a glimpse at the other Simply Created
(Superhero!) Kits from the holiday catalog:
Build a Banner
Simply Created Kit •
item 133507 •
$19.95 us/$24.95
(HC page 31)
Merry Little Christmas Cards • item
132158 • $9.95 us/$11.95 can (HC page 27)
Christmas Banner
Simply Created
Accessory Kit
• item 132697 •
Pumpkin Pie Goodie
$9.95 us/$11.95 can
Gear • item 132792 •
(HC page 31)
Halloween Banner
us/$6.95 can
(HC page 32)
Simply Created
*Not pictured: Real Red
Accessory Kit
Goodie Gear • item
• item 132698 •
132161 • $4.95
$9.95 us/$11.95
(HC page 32)
(HC page 31)
HC refers to the holiday catalog
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of essential supplies. You could plan
an event around a kit like the Thankful
Tablescape and ask your customers to
bring a friend. They’ll get to leave with
an entire set of table decorations for an
upcoming Thanksgiving dinner party.
Who wouldn’t love that?
6. V
ariety of projects in every publication.
Your customers will keep on coming
back for more kits. Don’t panic, in every
publication we offer a variety of projects
from holiday inspiration, home décor,
party planning, and the list goes on and
on. Take a look at all the kits from the
holiday catalog on the facing page.
7. P
lenty of upsell opportunities.
The kits are fantastic alone, but this
is Stampin’ Up! after all, so of course
there are coordinating products. Our
artist embellished the tablescape
samples with some 1-1/4" Burlap
Ribbon, a Naturals Designer Button,
Sweater Weather Designer Series
Paper leaves, a gratitude banner,
and the Thankful stamp. See another
example of a stepped-up kit in the
holiday catalog on page 4.
So, the big question is—how will you
use kits to strengthen your business?
You don’t need X-ray vision to see that
their superpowers could save the day
at your next event!
Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set; Thankful Stamp; Early
Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad; Sweater Weather Designer
Series Paper; Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit; 1-1/4"
Burlap Ribbon, Naturals Designer Buttons; Big Shot; Autumn
Accents Bigz Die; Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
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thanksgiving tablescape
giving thanks Welcome to your party this month! In this article you’ll find one project to
demonstrate, one to share as a Make & Take, and one to give as a hostess gift. Feel free to change things up, but you’ll
find everything you need for your next round of parties on these two pages.
Any time of year is the perfect
time to gather friends, create
beautiful things, and build
relationships—all in one
workshop. (And, it doesn’t hurt
that you’ll be creating projects
you’ll be proud to pin, too.)
get that “Wow” you’re looking
for from your workshop guests.
With our Happy Thanks Giving
card, we embossed the woodgrain
background with Gold Stampin’
Emboss Powder. At your workshop,
make your card demonstration
your own by choosing the
Some Background
background that fits your card.
A great background sets the
stage for a sweet card. Double
the fun by embossing the
background! That’ll definitely
gratitude book (hostess gift)
»Our Witches’ Brew
Designer Washi Tape isn’t
just for Halloween! See how
we used it to create the
spine of our Gratitude book!
Harvest of Thanks and Truly Grateful
Stamp Sets; Thankful and Woodgrain
Stamps; Soft Sky and Whisper White
Cardstock; Sweater Weather Designer
Series Paper; Whisper White Square
Envelopes; Witches’ Brew Designer
Washi Tape; Crushed Curry, Early
Espresso, and Soft Sky Classic
Stampin’ Pads; VersaMark Pad;
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink
Refill; Basic Black Stampin’ Write
Marker; Early Espresso Stampin’
Emboss Powder; Linen Thread;
Naturals Designer Buttons; Stampin’
Dimensionals; Aqua Painter; 1-3/4"
Scallop Circle Punch; Big Shot; Bitty
Banners Framelits Dies
thankful for photo holder
Truly Grateful Stamp Set; Very Vanilla
Cardstock; Sweater Weather Designer
Series Paper; Early Espresso Classic
Stampin’ Pad; VersaMark Pad; Early
Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder;
Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain
Ribbon; Stampin’ Dimensionals;
clothespins; sewing machine and thread
happy thanks giving card
(4-7/8" x 3-1/2")
Any hostess will love receiving the
little Gratitude book as an added
“thank you” for hosting a workshop.
We used square envelopes to create
each page of the book, added some
stamping, photos, and washi tape to
keep it all together. Cool, huh?
There’s no better time and no better
way to thank her for hosting!
Easy to Upsell
Punches and Framelits (along with
the amazing Big Shot) are tools you
and your customers can’t live
without at your workshop. All three
of our workshop projects used a
punch, a Framelits die, or both. Be
sure to take a moment to let your
customers try these tools. And, be
sure to upsell them when you have
a chance—especially the Framelits
that cut stamped images. Tell them,
“I love using Framelits Dies to cut
my stamped images. They save me
so much time, and it’s so easy.”
Well, that’s it—just a few fun ideas,
suggestions, and inspiration for
your next workshop!
Tags 4 You and Truly Grateful Stamp
Sets; Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock; Sweater Weather
Designer Series Paper; Crushed Curry
Classic Stampin’ Pad; VersaMark Pad;
Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Early
Espresso Baker’s Twine; Stampin’
Dimensionals; Label Bracket Punch
Gratitude for the Hostess
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8 pieces of 4-7/8" x 7" and 8 pieces 2" x 2" Whisper White
Cardstock (item 100730)
Everything you need to create the Happy
Giving card with a party of eight people
8 pieces of 3-1/4" x 3/4" Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (item 105117)
8 pieces of 2-1/2" x 1/4" Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
(item 132184)
(including the hostess) is shown on this page.
STEP 1. Fold the Whisper White Cardstock
in half to create the card.
STEP 2. Stamp the background image in
VersaMark ink on the card front. Sprinkle
embossing powder over the card front, shake
off the excess powder, and heat set.
Tags 4 You Stamp Set (item 131820
or item 131823 )
STEP 3. Cut a 3-1/4" x 3/4" strip of Pumpkin
Pie Cardstock with pennant edges. Adhere to
the center of the card.
Heat Tool (item 129053)
STEP 4. Cut a strip of 2-1/2" x 1/4" Sweater
Weather Designer Series Paper with one pennant
and one arrow edge. Layer over the Pumpkin
Pie pennant.
STEP 5. Tie a 15" strip of Early Espresso Baker’s
Twine around the card at the center of the
pennants and tie a bow.
STEP 6. Cut a 2" x 2" piece of Whisper White
8 strips of 15" Early Espresso
Baker’s Twine (item 123124)
Cardstock. Stamp the “Happy thanks giving”
image in Crushed Curry ink on the cardstock.
Punch out the image using the Label Bracket
Punch. Layer the greeting over the pennants and
twine using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
VersaMark Pad (item 102283)
Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109129)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430)
Label Bracket Punch (item 132153)
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Truly Grateful Stamp Set (item 131730
or item 131733 )
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 131173)
You’ll find instructions for
all three projects in this
month’s Online Extras.
how to upsell without being annoying
We’ve all been there: Victim to an
annoying salesperson who tries to
keep telling us to get this or that . . .
who doesn’t seem to notice the “get
off my back!” daggers shooting out of
our eyes. We’ve also all experienced
the flipside: when someone fills us
in on just the thing(s) to make our
purchase complete. The trick is to
make the experience a positive one
for both you and the customers. Here
are some tips to do it right.
ake sure they have everything
they need. Spend a little 1:1 time
with everybody at your events so
you can review the stuff on their
order form and ask them what
they’re planning to make with it.
Then ensure they have everything
they need to finish their project.
It’s like if you went to the store to
pick up a travel-sized hair dryer
for a trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris.
The sale clerk might suggest a
plug adapter so you could actually
use it there. Annoying? No.
Helpful? Yes. In fact, it would be
annoying to get to Paris and not
be able to style your hair and
look all fab—just like it would
be annoying to have big plans to
make your dad a scrapbook for
his 50th birthday, but then realize
you forgot to buy the album itself.
elp your customers take their
projects up a notch. There are so
many cool things that you can do
on a project, and you can suggest
ways to give your customers even
more creative options. If someone
buys a flower set and ink pad to
make some cards, you could say,
“That flower would look so good
stamped on the outside of the
envelope. I’d recommend getting
a Stampin’ Write Marker so you
can address the envelope in the
exact same color.”
• Pay attention. Paying attention
to what people say and do at
your events will pay off. Here’s
an example of how it can work:
“I noticed you had fun using the
Aqua Painters today. You’re a
very talented artist! We have
another item that all my artistically
inclined customers love. It’s called a
Blender Pen and it works perfectly
for coloring and customizing your
projects. Let me show you where it
is in the catalog.” Just don’t get too
stalkerly in your eavesdropping and
observing. That would be annoying.
Hello gift bag Upsell Products
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• item 119246 • $4.95 us/$6.50 can
Pearl Basic Jewels
• item 119247 • $4.95 us/$6.50 can
hello gift bag
Four You and Mixed Bunch Stamp Sets; Coastal
Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White
Cardstock; Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads; Whisper
White Baker’s Twine; Vintage Faceted Designer
Buttons; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 7/8" Scallop Circle
and Blossom Punches; white paper sack; staple
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psell opportunities. Products aren’t the
only ad-ons you can suggest. Consider
these opportunities that make great upsells:
lasses: Speak up when people order
products that are associated with a
technique. Then tell them about a class
you’re offering where you’ll go over that
technique (even if you “coincidentally”
come up with the class idea that second).
»What’s upselling? It’s offering
suggestions for additional items
to an existing sale.
osting a party: Use a wish list in your
events where customers can write down
everything they see that they’d love to
have. When you’re reviewing their order,
let them know that if they hosted a party
they could get some of their wish list items
for free. Then ask if they’re interested.
Everybody likes the sound of “free.”
ecoming a demonstrator: If their order
is anywhere near $99 us/$125 can , tell
them they may as well join Stampin’ Up!
(and just turn their order into a Starter Kit)
and then get 20 percent off everything
they want after that—and even be able to
make some money sharing products with
their friends. Pointing that option out is
SO not annoying. In fact, your customers
might even thank you.
Thinking of You card Upsell Products
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter • item 102023 • $4.50
2-Way Glue Pen • item 100425 • $4.50
us/$5.50 can
us/$5.95 can
thinking of you card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
For the Birds Stamp Set; Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock; Coastal Cabana, Crumb
Cake, Crushed Curry, and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pads; Jet Black StazOn® Pad;
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Tea Lace Paper
Doilies; Aqua Painters; Blender Pens; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 2-1/2" Circle Punch; Stampin’
Spritzer; rubbing alcohol (mixed with Strawberry Slush ink in Stampin’ Spritzer)
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just let ’em stamp!
gratitude favor holder
Aimee has been papercrafting for more than 15 years.
She tried her hand at stamping and immediately fell
in love with the color coordination and diversity that
Stampin’ Up! offers. What she never anticipated was
the joy of helping others unlock their inner crafter. “I
initially intended to be a hobby demonstrator, but my
friend and coworker asked if I would consider doing a
workshop in her home. I said I would give it a try and
LOVED it! I never realized how much fun I would have
showing people the potential they have to be creative.”
Aimee Cretsinger
Churubusco, Indiana
Showing her customers their potential has been her
goal for every workshop. “In my workshops, I try to let
my customers be as creative as they would like. Some
like to duplicate the projects exactly as I present them,
while others may have their own personal touch they
want to add to really make the project their own.”
Aimee’s laissez-faire approach to stamping has helped
her attract new customers. “I really enjoy listening to
my customers tell people how they should try one of
my workshops. They’ve said, ‘With Aimee around I
never feel like I mess up.’”
Aimee attests that it’s not just letting your customers
create what they want that will attract them. “When
you begin to share what you love, people respond. Don’t
get discouraged if your numbers are not what you had
hoped for. Focus on sharing the joy and creativity—it’s
contagious! People will want what you have . . . ALL of
it! The most important thing is to have fun and create!”
Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set; Cajun Craze, Early
Espresso, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Cajun Craze,
Early Espresso, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic
Stampin’ Pads; Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon;
Pearl Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Aqua
Painter; Blender Pens; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; Big Shot;
Bitty Banners Framelits Dies; Square Lattice Textured
Impressions™ Embossing Folder; Simply Scored
harvest of blessings frame
Gently Falling, Harvest of Thanks, and Summer
Silhouettes* Stamp Sets; Cajun Craze, Early Espresso,
Summer Starfruit, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Neutrals
Core’dinations™ Cardstock; Cajun Craze, Early Espresso,
and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pads; 2012–2014
In Color, Early Espresso, and Regals Stampin’ Write
Markers; Natural 7/16" Trim; Tea Lace Paper Doilies;
Stampin’ Dimensionals; Aqua Painter; Essentials
Paper-Piercing Pack; Paper-Piercing Tool; Big Shot;
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die; Apothecary Accents
Framelits Dies; Woodgrain Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder; Simply Scored; Sponge Daubers;
wood frame
*Summer Silhouettes was used on the wood frame.
harvest gratitude card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set; Cajun Craze, Early
Espresso, Summer Starfruit, and Very Vanilla Cardstock;
Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pool Party, and Summer
Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pool Party 1/2" Seam
Binding Ribbon; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Essentials
Paper-Piercing Pack; Paper-Piercing Tool; Big Shot;
Finishing Touches Edgelits™ Dies; Apothecary Accents
and Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
thanks card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
Everything Eleanor, Gently Falling, and Harvest of
Thanks Stamp Sets; Cajun Craze, Early Espresso,
Summer Starfruit, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Neutrals
Core’dinations Cardstock; Epic Day This and That
Designer Series Paper; Cajun Craze, Early Espresso,
Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’
Pads; Linen Thread; Pearl Basic Jewels; Stampin’
Dimensionals; Aqua Painter; 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch;
Stampin’ Distress Tool; Big Shot; Apothecary Accents
and Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
Helping people create is why she enjoys being a Stampin’
Up! demonstrator. “My favorite thing about being a
demonstrator is sharing my love of stamping and the
ability to help someone find their own creativity. I
love it when my customers show me projects they
have made on their own; they are so proud of what
they have created. It makes my heart smile!”
Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set • 2013 holiday
Featured Guest Artist
catalog • item 131736
item 131739
$20.95 us/$25.95 can •
)$15.95 us/$19.95 can • set of 4
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Featured Guest Artist
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get where
you want to go
We Recommend . . .
While there’s nothing wrong with
setting lofty goals (and you should!),
like a certain level of income or a
higher title, we recommend shooting
for the spots in the compensation
plan where things start to pay off
for you.
• 6activedemonstratorsinyourfirstlevel
• P
andStampin’ Success
• Receivepromotionpinandcertificate
• FREEpreselectedbundleofproductwitheverynewcatalog
• FREEannualeventregistration
• Eligibletoattendleadershipconference
• EligibletoattendManagers’Reception
• 4.5%onlevel1,2.5%onlevel2,and2%onlevel3
• Promotion announced on the demonstrator
website and in Stampin’ Success
• Receive promotion pin and certificate
REE preselected bundle of products
with every new catalog
• $
• Allone-timeandongoingmanager/counselorbenefits,plus…
• 10activedemonstratorsinyourfirstlevel
• EligibletoparticipateintheBusinessDevelopmentProgram
• 2seniorsupervisors/seniorconsultantsinyourdownline
• FREE annual event registration
• Eligible to attend leadership conference
• $250US/$325CAone-timecashbonus
• Increaseddownlineoverrides
to play—for people to join and stick around
just for the fun (who can blame them?)—
there’s also a way to wrap up that fun and
take it on a journey with you!
OK, so now that you’re starting the journey
or are already on your way, what do you
need to chart your course? What goals
should you set? Well, that depends on
where you’re trying to go.
$400 us/$525 can in Monthly Sales:
The first spot you should shoot for is
$400 us/$525 can a month in sales. Why?
Because that’s the point where you start
earning a volume rebate. Of those $400 us/
$525 can , you’ll keep $100 us/$131.25 can
(20 percent instant income and an additional
five percent in volume rebates). Plan one
big event (or a couple of smaller events)
and you should easily hit that level. Better
yet, consistently doing $400 us/$525 can
a month should put you in a good position
to move on to the next sweet spot.
• $
No surprise—your Stampin’ Up! business
works that way! While there’s plenty of room
Here’s a snapshot of the benefits you get
when you reach the manager/counselor title:
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Perhaps you’ve heard the famous Yogi Berra
quote, “If you don’t know where you are going,
you might not get there.” Or maybe you haven’t
(if quotes by Hall-of-Fame baseball players
aren’t really your thing). But you get the idea:
without a goal, a plan, or a mapped out path,
you won’t get anywhere in particular. Or worse,
you won’t get where you’d really like to be.
• Eligible to attend Managers’ Reception
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That’s not to mention the additional
compensation in your downline overrides,
which obviously grows as your downline
Manager/Counselor Title: Unless you’re
an accountant, you might not find charts
and numbers exciting. But there is a spot
on the compensation plan chart that we
find pretty exciting (and trust us—we’re
not all accountants), and that is the
manager/counselor title. Why? Because
that’s where you start seeing the real
potential and benefits of your business!
If you set a title goal, we’ve provided you a
great resource that can help keep you on
course. Our Title-at-a Glance worksheets
(you'll see the manager/counselor worksheet
to the left) can be a great resource because
they include all the requirements and
benefits of each title. Keep them nearby as a
reminder, or pass them along to members of
your downline so you can work on promoting
together! You can find them all on the
demonstrator website under My Business>
Career Plan>Title Worksheets.
Since your Stampin’ Up! business is yours to
do your way, the goals you choose should fit
you and what you want out of your experience.
From money to travel to free stuff, use Stampin’
Up!’s compensation plan to get the benefits
that are important to you!
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For the last 25 years Stampin’ Up! has been making a
difference in the lives of many. Sometimes it is in
small ways, but other times it brings hope when it’s
needed most. Enjoy a few examples of the difference
we are all making together.
“When my infant daughter passed away suddenly,
I lost interest in life. I never wanted to go out in
fear of seeing a baby or baby clothes or hearing
a baby cry. For almost a year, I stayed in the safe
walls of my home. One evening a friend came to
my home and dragged me to a Stampin’ Up!
workshop. I had so much fun, and being a creative
person I felt like I really wanted to do this. I went
home and told my husband; he said whatever it
cost, he would pay it! He told me later that when I
came home that night he saw a sparkle in my eye
that had not been there in a very long time and he
felt like the person he married was back. It gave
me purpose again. Our daughter, Sydnee would
be 10 now! I wear a baby angel pin on my apron
in honor of her. Stampin’ Up! gave me my life
back and I am forever grateful.”
Dianna Reich, Senior Supervisor
Holt, Michigan
“Stampin' Up! has helped me reconnect with a
friend that I truly missed in my life, and now she is
my upline! I ran into her at the supermarket, and
she invited me to come to her card class. I am so
happy that I decided to go; it truly changed my
life. I became a demonstrator a couple months
later. It has also given me back my creative self
that I lost when I was working full time. I feel so
much happier with Stampin’ Up! in my life, and I
love to share it with others and have classes of
my own every month. I love this company, and I
am truly honored that I get to go to convention
this year. Thank you Stampin' Up!”
“An elderly friend at church was struck with
cancer last October. Since then, I have been
sending him a homemade Stampin’ Up! card
once a month. In March, he was able to attend
a Mass. As we were leaving the church, I told
him he looked stronger. He said, ‘It's all those
cards.’ It gives me such satisfaction to be able
to minister to others in this way!”
Dawn MacKay, Senior Associate
Brewer, Maine
“Stampin’ Up! has given me the ability to minister
to people and to give them a purpose in life. It
took one of my customers away from gambling;
it gave another something for her to look forward
to after she had to admit her husband into a care
center. A single mom was given the joy of friends.
I could go on and on. Thank you Stampin' Up! for
the ability to help so many people and bring joy
to their lives.”
Joan Pelkie, Senior Supervisor
Spokane, Washington
“I never realized that I had the creativity that I
do until Stampin' Up! came. I always want to
make each card better than the last one! Thanks
for bringing it out of me, Stampin' Up! As well,
because of Stampin’ Up!, I have met new friends
all over North America!”
Dawn Shearer, Senior Consultant
Sundridge, Ontario
You can read more stories on the Stampin’ Up!
Facebook page. Share your story about how
Stampin’ Up! has made a difference in your life.
Erin Mize, Supervisor
Palmdale, California
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background builders—
make them the center of attention
Staying in the background implies
laying low, staying quiet, and not
drawing any attention to yourself.
But that’s definitely not the case
with our new Background Builders
Stamp Set. This three-image set is
designed to be the center of attention
when you’re creating your stamping
projects; the diversity of the artwork
and endless possibilities it offers
means that you’ll be able to use this
set over and over and over again!
Like the name implies, these images
work great as the background for
anything. Because the stamps are
actually single images designed to
build on each other, you can create
customized backgrounds in the exact
colors that you want (even ombre—
see the fading background on the
Thank You card), in the exact pattern
you want and wherever you want
on the project. You can also use the
images to create backgrounds on
smaller project accents, such as the
flowing script background on the
Hello card.
But backgrounds aren’t your only
choices with Background Builders!
The single horizontal images offer
ideal border options; the image fits
perfectly along the long side of a
traditional 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card. And
with three versatile images to choose
from, you’ll find one to complement
just about any project.
And there’s more! Stamp the images
on strips of cardstock or ribbon (see
how the image intensifies the ribbon
on our Bride & Groom gift?) to create
the perfect accent for gifts, favors,
invitations, and more. The exclusive
artwork also coordinates with other
Stampin’ Up! products (check out how
nicely the background on the Thank
You card ties in with the Mosaic Punch
and Quatrefancy Specialty Designer
Series Paper), creating the perfect
pairing for your hand-stamped projects.
These are just a few ideas; as you and your
guests play with these exclusive images,
you’re sure to find even more ways to keep
Background Builders front and center in
your world of creative options.
Moving Background
Builders to the Front
Consider planning an “Exact
Stamp Placement” class where
you feature Background Builders
and show your guests how to use
the Stamp-a-ma-jig, which allows
them to align images precisely
and create background patterns
exactly, without stressing about
making a mistake. They’ll definitely
want to add a Stamp-a-ma-jig to
their order after seeing this great
tool in action.
Background Builders Stamp Set • item 129147
$22.95 us/$27.95 can • item 129150
$16.95 us/$20.95 can • Set of 3
You might also schedule a “Border
Building Open House” that focuses
on the difference a border makes
on pages, cards, and envelopes.
Background Builders could be the
main attraction in this event; you
could also display other stamp sets
that have images that work well
as borders.
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hello card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
Background Builders, Secret Garden, and Thanks & Hello
Stamp Sets; Whisper White Cardstock; Bermuda Bay, Calypso
Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’
Pads; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Big Shot; Secret Garden
Framelits Dies
bride & groom gift
Background Builders and Sweet Essentials Stamp Sets; Crisp
Cantaloupe and Pool Party Cardstock; Etcetera and Natural
Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper; White Tea Lace
Paper Doilies; Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad; Gold
Metallic Encore Pad; Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers; Natural
7/8" Cotton Ribbon; Vintage Trinkets; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch
Pack; Big Shot; Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder; hole punch
thank you card (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Background Builders, Mosaic Madness, and Regarding Dahlias
Stamp Sets; Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper
White Cardstock; Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series
Paper; Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, and
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads; Gold Metallic Encore Pad;
Linen Thread; Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons; Stampin’
Dimensionals; Mosaic Punch
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Let’s Get
yeah, yeah, yeah
Save your custom grouped items and
use them on other projects.
My Digital Studio
Watch the Custom Groups video on to learn how.
Love the artwork? Download the About to Blossom
August kit (item 134860) at
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compact stacks
We love convenience. We love coordination—we really, really
love coordination. And we love it when a product combines
both. Just like our Designer Series Paper Stacks.
The convenience lies in the size: 4-1/2" by 6-1/2", sized right for
projects that don’t require a full 12" x 12" sheet. New or occasional
crafters will find that the smaller size is easier to handle, which
can be a big plus. And they’re glued on one side in a pad so you
won’t have loose sheets flying around—they’ll stay all neat
and tidy.
For almost next to nothing ($6.95 us/$8.50 can), your
customers will get 48 (smallish) sheets of our highquality Designer Series Paper, with two double-sided
designs. So with one stack, they can make the fronts
for 48 holiday cards (perfect for making multiples of
the same card—what a timesaver!) Or 48 twisty treat
containers for neighbor gifts or party favors. What a
deal for such a compact stack!
season of style twisty treat containers
Coordination? Our stacks have oodles of coordinating products
(see the holiday catalog), not to mention coordinating colors so
you can use them all year, not just for the holidays.
Remembering Christmas Stamp Set; Whisper White Cardstock;
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad; Winter Frost Designer Series
Paper Stack; Linen Thread; Frosted Finishes Embellishments;
Stampin’ Dimensionals; Sticky Strip
You’ll have no problem selling the paper stacks when you use
them on a card in a party or class. Just say, “If you want to make
multiple cards of the same design like we did just now, make
sure you buy a paper stack. With 48 sheets to a stack, you’ll have
plenty to make all of your holiday cards.”
merry merry christmas card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
»You don’t need to trim the paper stack sheets—just adhere,
twist, fill, and close. (See detailed instructions in the October 2008
Stampin’ Success on the demonstrator website under Publications >
Stampin’ Success.)
A Banner Christmas Stamp Set; Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake,
Smoky Slate, and Whisper White Cardstock; Season of Style
Designer Series Paper Stack; Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Classic
Stampin’ Pads; Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad; Silver 1/8"
Ribbon; Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape; Stampin’
Dimensionals; Ticket Duo Punch
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack • item 132183 •
$6.95 us/$8.50 can
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack • item 132181 •
$6.95 us/$8.50 can
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learning the ABCs of
making stampin’ up! work
Gloria Helmbrecht
Senior Executive
Franklin, Wisconsin
Gloria Helmbrecht has been stamping for 22
years. It all started with a little embossing, and
she’s been hooked ever since. She reminisces, “I
saw someone who did some embossing at a craft
fair in November of 1991. I loved that you could
create little pieces of art with rubber stamp
images.” What added more to Gloria’s wow was
how she could make things so personal, “I could
make each card look so different with different
accessories and products.”
minimum! Knowing this motivates me to get
on the phone, start booking, and doing events
to get myself out there again.”
Success has followed Gloria for the last 22 years.
Let’s take a look at the basics—the ABCs—of
how Gloria makes Stampin’ Up! work for her.
Gloria finds that consistency is a key in so many
aspects of her business—regardless of what
happens. She reminds us that failure many times
leads to success: “We all will experience failure in
some of the things we do try. But, that just gets
us that much closer to success. I made a lot of
mistakes in building my business. But, I shook
myself off and got back up again!”
It’s all in the attitude. And Gloria’s attitude
for her business definitely impacts her
success. Her advice for anyone who wants
to build a business: “Start thinking like a
business woman, sell products, and get in
front of people. It is the only way to grow.”
Making a Difference
For Gloria, attitude also means thinking of
running your business in a new way. “With my
downline, I am always trying new things—
mini regionals, online contests, and more. I see
my downline at events and ask their opinions.
I always want to know what they are thinking,”
she shares.
A lot can happen in 22 years, but that hasn’t
stopped Gloria. She’s learned to keep going
despite changes. “I have moved so much that
keeping in touch with my downline has been
a challenge,” she shares, “I have been able to
remake myself and my business several times.”
Although moving has been a challenge for
Gloria, she always goes back to the basics.
She explains, “For me, moving to new areas
has been the biggest challenge to my business.
Since I am in a new area right now, I am now
a new demonstrator with a $1,500 per month
Gloria has sound advice for other demonstrators
who want to boost their business: “You need
goals. Determine them. Work towards them.”
And, she adds, “Get in front of people again
and again!”
Consistency goes a long way when it comes to
motivating her downline. She explains, “When
working with your downline, I think the biggest
part is consistency. If an upline says they are
going to be available by phone or e-mail, they
should be available. If they say they are going
to have a mini regional, they should have a
mini regional.”
With Gloria’s Stampin’ Up! ABCs—attitude,
booking, and consistency—no wonder she
easily spells SUCCESS!
Gloria’s attitude has definitely determined
her altitude!
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Candyce Michael
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(* $650 for each additional promotion)
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Reasonably priced, super cute,
on trend, and seasonal, these
kits come with instruction sheets
and are perfect for events! Plus,
all the work is done for you—just
pull out the pieces and create.
Turn to page 14 to learn more
about the kits available in the
holiday catalog.