Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Friday, July 22, 2011

Flirtatious Bag with Flower

I thought my bag from my previous post was a bit plain, so I added a matching fabric flower.

I cut the flowers with my Big Shot and the Flower Folds Die. One of the greatest things about cutting fabric with your Big Shot, is that you can cut up to 8 layers at one time! So I only had to run the fabric through one time to get all 6 flowers. I sprayed them with fabric stiffener, crumpled them a bit and let them dry. Then I layered them, off setting them so I could see all of the cute patterns. I added a Designer Button with a bit of Baker's Twine tied in the center and hand sewed it to the bag.

I think it's just the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for checking in today ~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flirtatious Canvas Bag

Today's project is a sewing project. I haven't sewn in forever! I literally had to dust off my sewing machine. I was so excited to get my Flirtatious Fabric. I ordered several others too! I have lots of other projects in mind I can't wait to do.

This was an ordinary canvas bag. I just added some ruffles to dress it up! Each fabric assortment comes with 3 coordinating designs in a fat-quarter size. That's 27"x18", plenty of fabric to create a variety of fun projects.

I cut 3" strips, hemmed them, gathered them up and sewed them on the bag. Then, even though the Melon Mambo Pom Pom Trim is discontinued, I couldn't resist adding it! I think I may even have to add some flowers or buttons. The possibilities are endless!

Have you been considering joining the Stampin' Up! family? Now through July 31, you can for just $99. You'll also receive an adorable Christmas Keepsake Project Kit for joining. Contact me for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lots of Catching Up to Do

Now that I'm back from vacation & things have settled down a bit, I have a lot of catching up to do! The New 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalog is awesome! If you don't have yours yet, just let me know, and I'll get one to you right away.

Along with the new catalog is a new Hostess Program. It too is awesome! When you host a workshop, you are no longer limited to just Hostess sets as your reward. You now earn Hostess Dollars that you can spend on specially priced Hostess Products, or anything in the catalog! When your workshop totals $400 you'll get to choose any item from the catalog for half price! The bigger the workshop, the more Hostess Dollars and the more half-priced items! Contact me to book your workshop today.

With the new catalog also comes a new incentive to fulfill your dream of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. If you've been thinking about joining, now would be a great time ~

$99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion

Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. In addition to the supplies and business materials included in the kit, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit during July!

Kit Details:
Contains over $185 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new Demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Note Cards (20)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
Blender Pen (1)
Clear-Mount Block C
SNAIL Adhesive
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All 4 items are shown in the photo above.

Business Supplies

No alternative selections can be made for business items.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)
Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit
  • The box included in the kit is limited to this kit.
  • Demonstrators and new recruits who earn a kit will be able to order it with their first Demonstrator order beginning August 1. Demonstrators and new recruits will have until September 30 to redeem their free Christmas Keepsake project kit.
  • Pines & Poinsettias Set (wood-mount)*New from the 2011 Holiday Mini
  • Keepsake box
  • Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
    • First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
    • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
  • First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
  • Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
  • Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
  • Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
  • Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Linen Thread
  • Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
    • Large Wild Wasabi
    • Small Real Red
  • Mini Vintage Tags
Things to Remember

  • You may still purchase either the standard OR Digital+ Starter Kits instead of the promotional kit.
  • Recommended catalog products are included in the $99 Starter Kit. However, just like our standard and Digital+ Starter Kit, new recruits can select alternate items. For example:
    • An alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value.
    • An alternate color assortment of card stock of equal or lesser value.
    • Alternate colors of Classic Stampin' Pads of equal or lesser value.
  • Recruits can still add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Add-On to their $99 Starter Kit for the regular price.
  • Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the $99 Starter Kit are still eligible for any programs available to new recruits. This includes, but is not limited to, the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, the newly refreshed Stampin' Start program, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
  • The $99 Starter Kit is not available for purchase by active demonstrators. These kits are only available for new recruits.
  • Starter Kit order form deadlines:
    • Mail: Friday, July 29, 2011 (received in office)
    • Online: Sunday, July 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)
If this sounds something you would like to do, let me know. We would love to have you join our team!

Thanks for stopping by!