Welcome to Challenge #192 with the Paper Craft Crew. We look forward to seeing your creations this week and every week. We love to see your beautiful work! I have so much information to share with you today, so grab a cuppa, sit back, read, relax and enjoy!
Instead of doing the sketch challenge for you today, I have made a video of an oldie, but goodie technique of stamp kissing! There are so many stamp sets that Stampin' Up! has for you to do this technique the "old fashioned" way and even more stamp sets to where the work is already done for you, all of which I have demonstrated to you in the video below. All of our products coordinate so beautifully together that allow you to make wonderful handmade projects for everybody.
Our sketch is, as usual, great this week, and I just might have to make another card and upload it for you. Every week, Pam comes up with the best challenges and I've always loved being on this design team since its inception when Pam took over. We have some of the best Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators on our design team and I love working with all of them, just as you love their weekly inspiration.
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch
Card Sketch #192
Just a few things to think about as you play along with us this week:
- Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rules!
- When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword and/or hashtag PCCCS192.
- The Paper Craft Crew Design Team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch. You may click any of the photos to see a larger image, and you may also click the name under the photo to go to the designer's blog for more information on their creation.
- POSTING END TIME: If you'd like to be chosen as a Top Pick, please be sure to link your project by Day, Month Year at 11:55 PM EST
- If you are unable to use minimal Stampin' Up! products, that's okay, we would still love to see you participate and share your art with us and our other participants!
Additional Details important to the Paper Craft Crew:
SOCIAL NETWORKING and UPDATES: Look for the Paper Craft Crew on Facebook! Right now, we have 773 followers. Once that number hits 1000 followers, Your name will be tossed into a hat and YOU can be the winner of $100 of Stampin' Up! products! How great is that! You can like us by clicking HERE! You can also find the Paper Craft Crew on Pinterest. Don't forget to sign up for email updates if you haven't done so! We encourage you to share the Paper Craft Crew along with your card creation via email, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social venue.
DESIGNER OPPORTUNITY: Participation "adds up" and with regular participation we may invite you to become a future guest designer or even a member of our team! How cool is that? We have a wonderful design team! Also, the more participation by our readers increases the exposure for everyone from participants to the Design Team to Stampin' Up! To be eligible as a guest designer, we like to see regular participation in 5 out of 8 consecutive sketches AND be able to create a card using 100% Stampin' Up! products.
BLOG CANDY: The Paper Craft Crew periodically offers BLOG CANDY! You will never know when the Blog Candy will show up. We have to keep you on your toes and coming back for more! NOTE: Shipping of blog candy within the United States is free! For our international participants, please contact the design team member who is sponsoring the blog candy for their individual policy.
So, what are you going to create this week? We are so excited to see your beautiful work!
STAMPIN' UP! NEWS JUST FOR YOU!
As you all know. our 2016 Spring Occasions Catalog will be expiring on May 31, 2016. Now for the fun news, many of the Returning Products are being carried over to the brand new 2016-2017 Idea Book & Catalog that will be available to you to order on June 1, 2016! The new Retiring Product List has already been published for you to view, clear out your craft studio and make wise decisions as what you would like to keep and purchase! You're going to LOVE this catalog. It's one of the best yet! The new catalog is right on-trend and sets new trends. Would you like a free new catalog? Just place a qualifying order of $150 during the month of May 2016. Not only will you receive Hostess Benefits, but a new catalog will be in your package too! Each Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator has their own rules for you to receive a catalog, so please check their individual blogs. For more awesome news, very deep discounts of up to 50% are now being offered by Stampin' Up! through your demonstrator.
Our new In Colors are so cool and really fill in some color gaps that were badly needed. The only colors that are retiring are the 2014-2016 In Colors. Our regular color lineup will remain the same.
NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR!
With the wonderful new catalog being released to the public on June 1, 2016, This is a very exciting time for Stampin' Up! customers. But, did you know that I can pre-order my new products from the new catalog on May 3, tomorrow (yay!) at a 20% discount, earn hostess rewards and 50% off products of my choosing? It's great having these awesome new products in my craft studio an entire month in advance. Even better, with your very first demonstrator order, you receive 30% off! What better way is there to get your business going or become a hobby demonstrator?! All of the design team members here at the Paper Craft Crew welcome hobby demonstrators. If you want to make a business out of crafting, all of us are long-time demonstrators, know how to run a team and provide you with the tools and inspiration that you need to succeed and meet or even excel your personal goals! We would love to have you on board!
Stampin' Up! is extremely supportive of their Independent Demonstrators. Stampin' Success is a quarterly magazine for demonstrators only that is loaded with independent demonstrator's stories, tips on how to have a great workshop, Make N' Takes for an open house or class, business building, promoting specials, communicating with your downline, networking, and so much more. There is also an online demonstrator-only forum of The Stampin' Connection where you can help each other out and bounce ideas off of each other. It's a family. We have the coolest get-togethers where you can meet your oniline friends – the list of resources goes on and is extremely valuable.
If you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator, joining the family is so easy! Your starter kit is only $99 and you will receive over $150 in products, enough for your very first workshop or class, along with business materials and you can completely customize the products that you want in your starter kit! How cool is that?!
For $12.95 a month, you can have your own Stampin' Up! website that is automatically updated for you with new specials, a calendar for your customers of your events, a personal blog, your online store that is available 24/7 for orders, and so much more. You can even choose the free design of your website. And, absolutely everything is tax-deductible too!
Simply click on your favorite design team member photo on the right sidebar and contact them to get started today! Would you like to place your first order tomorrow for the awesome new products in the June 1 catalog that is now available to see as a PDF on the demonstrator website as a brand new Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain with a world of brand new possibilities that will open up to you. That's exciting news!
Are you ready for the Mid-Week Inspiration video and card? It's all ready below for you.
Thank you so much for stopping by today to visit us. We really appreciate you and your participation and support weekly at the Paper Craft Crew. God bless and until next time, have a great week!
For a full supply list of the products used, please visit my blog at Cindy B Designs. Every product is also mentioned in the video too.