Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Eat, Drink & Be Merry Tag

'Tis the season of many parties. Do you like to bring a gift of a bottle of wine or champagne to your host when attending a party? Why not dress it up a bit! This adorable Wine Bottle Tag is super easy to make, and will make your gift-giving even more fun!

I have used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Foil Snowflakes, Champagne Foil Sheets, Sequins, Ribbon, and the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set for this tag.

When you place an order with me, now through December 31, 2017, I will email you the tutorial for making this Wine Bottle Tag for free. These are so fun, and maybe a little addicting!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Announcing a Fun New Tool

Stampin' Up! has announced the addition of an amazing new stamp positioning tool. I am pleased to introduce Stamparatus!
It's big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you'll wonder how you ever crafted with out it!

Why do you need one, you ask? You'll be amazed, and fall in love with it, like I did when I saw it in action at OnStage, when you learn everything you can do with it!

You Can ~

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • Stamp a darker impression by applying more ink and restamping
  • Make fewer mistakes ~ saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product Details ~

  • Compatible with Stampin' Up!'s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and grid lines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides to accommodate larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates for a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold paper in place while stamping
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price ~ $49.00

Reserve Your Stamparatus Placement Tool beginning Thursday, November 16.
Because of the extreme excitement of this new product, Stampin' Up! is taking reservations to do their best to avoid the possibility of backorders. This reservation acts as a pre-order, and you are guaranteed shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.

November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

STAMPARATUS Reservation Questions 

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin' Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin' Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during anygiven reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers

Please contact me with any questions you may have. I don't want you to miss out! This is a tool that you definitely want to have on your stamping table.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Perfectly Placed Stamping!
Debbie D.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thanks a Latte

The Stampin' Up! year is coming to a close, and I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me and helping me achieve my biggest goal this year! You are amazing! 

I grabbed this card sample from Stampin' Up! It's perfect for today's post. Not only does it express-o lol how I feel, it's a great card to demonstrate how to use Designer Series Paper (dsp) on a card, and features the Coffee Cafe stamp set. I say this, because starting on Sunday, October 1 through October 15, we are having a Sale! Select dsp will be Buy 3 Get One Free, and Select Coordinating Stamp Sets and Note Cards & Envelopes will be 15% off! Fast Fuse will also be Get 2 Free Refills with purchase! This is an amazing sale. The dsp will continue to be on sale through the end of October.

This would be a great time to gather with friends and do a paper share. You could each then have a sampling of 4 (or more!) different packs of dsp to get creative with. So many possibilities!

We will be using some of the Designer Series Papers that are included in the sale in my Quick & Cute class on Monday, October 2. I still have a couple of seats. You can see all my classes and events on my website, and rsvp from there, if you'd like to join us!

All of the details of this incredible sale will post to my website on Sunday, October 1.

If you have any questions, please contact me. I will be happy to help.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sheltering Tree

I love how you can pull stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and create projects for so many different occasions. I created this Fall themed card using nothing really fall related.

Choosing fall colors, really made this card come together. I used Crushed Curry for the base, a layer of Early Espresso, and a layer of Crumb Cake, stamped with the Burlap Background. I cut the Oak Leaf image out of the Crumb Cake layer, cut another one from Cajun Craze, and embossed it with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree with Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla, and positioned it to show through the leaf cut-out. Tied some Linen Thread around the leaf, and adhered it with Dimensionals. I finished my card by adding the sentiment from Sheltering Tree.

If you like this card, and would like to learn how to make it, we'll be making it in my next Quick & Cute Class on Monday, October 2nd. Visit my website to sign up and see all the details for all my classes and events.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Guy Greetings

I have to remind myself to create masculine cards along with all the beautiful frills and florals. It really is super easy with this set; Guy Greetings!

I love the classic car, the hats, the shoes, well, all of it! This is one of those sets that you can grab and create your card or project using just one set. I also love how well it pairs with the Sparkle Embossing Folder too. It looks like pressed metal. Very masculine, and not sparkly at all!

We created this card in my Quick & Cute card class this month. We make 5 cards each month, and when I remember, I include a masculine card in the mix! If you would like more information about my monthly class, or ordering any of the products seen here, visit my website at

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stampin' Up! Blog Hop ~ Anything But the Holidays with Holiday Products

I have joined a Blog Hop! That means you can "hop" around from my blog to other Demonstrator's blogs to see what projects they have to share. We were challenged to use new products from the Holiday Catalog to create projects for Anything But the Holidays!

I created a wedding card using the Labels to Love stamp set and the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I did have to get a little creative with this and only inked up the word celebrate, and the word love from these two stamps from the Labels to Love set. I cut the swirl from the new Champagne Foil Sheets, and added a couple Metallic Enamel Dots to finish it off.

You can find these products in the Annual Catalog, and in the new Holiday Catalog. If you haven't received your copy yet, let me know. I'll get one to you right away. Until then, you can see it on my website ~

Thanks for stopping by & have fun hopping!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Musical Season

It was love at first sight when I saw the Musical Season Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog! I love everything about this set. Plus, you can purchase the coordinating Musical Instrument Framelits with the set in a bundle and save 10%!

For this card, I've used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper pack is all black & white, and all music related. It is a little lighter weight than our other dsp, so it doesn't add a lot of bulk to your projects. You get 24 sheets in a package; 4 each of 6 double-sided designs. This was a "must have" on my pre-order list!

Here is a close up showing the detail of the card. I added a little ink splatter using my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, added Silver Thread, and White Baker's Twine, a couple of Pearls, and Mini Dimensionals to pop up the silhouette of the Little Drummer Boy.

You can see this sample, and many more when you join me for my Holiday Open House, Sunday, August 27, from 1pm-3pm. I will have a free Make & Take, food, and you'll want to be sure to pick up your copy of the new Holiday Catalog. Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping ~
Debbie D.