Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

One Day Only Sale!

It's time for some online Holiday shopping! Starting today, through December 2, take advantage of discounts from 20% to 50% off on select products and product bundles! You can see all of these amazing deals HERE.

Wednesday, November 20, for 24 hours only, you can purchase the Stampin' Trimmer (best trimmer ever!), the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and the Many Marvelous Marker Set at 30% off! Click on the picture below to start shopping!

Holiday Sale items must be placed through an online order, so to add to the fun, I'm going to choose a Mystery Hostess! When you visit my website to place your order, you must enter this Hostess Code ~ VJAVD93S. Everyone who places an order, using this code, will be entered into a drawing to receive the Hostess Dollars from this order.

If you are ordering any or all of the Today Only items, your name will also be submitted to qualify for Hostess Dollars from the Holiday Sale order. 24 Hour Sale Items must be ordered Today, through my online store as well.

Some products have been bundled exclusively for this sale! Check them out HERE. When ordering these products, you must use the bundle item number to receive the discounted price.

When you place your online order, you will receive a confirmation email from me verifying that I have received it, along with a request of products, up to $40, that you would choose if you are chosen as my Mystery Hostess.

The order from the Holiday Sale will be submitted by noon, December 2, the last day of the sale. Go ahead, start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck ~ hope you're chosen as my Mystery Hostess!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Introducing the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit!

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with the new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Use them as package toppers, to embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. The possiblities are endless! Click on the picture above to watch a video.

The kit includes all of the supplies needed to create 10 snowflakes. All you need to supply is your favorite adhesive. When you purchase your kit, you will receive ~

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed Cardstock ~ die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • 40 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Last year, these Holiday Kits sold out within a couple of days. Order your before it's too late!
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit, item #135813 only $14.95.

If  you like the look of the die cut snowflakes, you can order the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and coordinating Framelit Dies and make your own to add to your kit! These can be found in the Holiday Catalog on page 30. Here is a card I made using the stamp set & coordinating framelit dies.

I used the Brushed Silver Cardstock and Basic Grey Ink. I love the new Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, also found in the Holiday Catalog. The sentiment is from the stamp set More Merry Messages. This set was carried over from last year's catalog, and is available through an online order. It's a great set of 10 holiday greetings. You can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't wait too long to order your Festive Flurry Ornament Kit. I'm sure they will sell out quickly!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sweet Angel

Today's project shows how versatile our products are. This sweet little angel was created using the new Gift Bow Bigz L Die found in the Holiday Catalog. This die is designed for making 2 different sized bows, great for your Holiday gift wrapping. The largest bow measures 3-3/4" x 1-3/4".

This little angel measures approximately 4-1/4" x 4". She was created using the parts from the smaller bow. I love how she turned out, and now I want to decorate a whole tree with sweet little angels! I have made several more, using different color combinations. They're kind of addicting!

I'm considering putting together a Step-by-Step Tutorial, and posting it here on my blog. She is really easy to make, once you've seen how to do it. Please leave me a comment here, if you're interested.

Be sure to check out this weeks Weekly Deals. Here are the great products you can get, this week only, at discounted prices. Click on the picture below to start shopping. Check out the My Digital Studio Seasonal Sale, and the Holiday Tag It Bundles while you're there!

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One Week Only & Merry Banner

25 Stamp Sets 25% Off One Week Only!

Click on the picture above to see the list.
Order online from my website, or contact me!

Today's project is my Merry Banner. This was created using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. I love the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit in the Holiday Catalog, but I wanted a banner with traditional red & greens, so I designed my own using the Season of Style Designer Series Paper and various stamps from the Holiday and Annual Catalogs.

The color I chose are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip. First, using the templates that come in the Banner Kit, and Sponge Daubers, I inked the backgrounds on the canvas banner pieces. Then, using Chocolate Chip ink, I stenciled the letters.

The rosettes were created with 2-1/4" strips of DSP 18" long. You'll need to cut two 12" pieces. Cut the second piece in half. Glue the 12" and one 6" piece together, end to end, creating an 18" strip. Score your strips every 1/2", accordion fold, and assemble your rosette. Decorate with your favorite stamps, embellishments, and ribbons and you're done!

Here is a close up of some of the detail. Notice the Red Rhinestone. Did you know that you can color your Basic Rhinestones and Pearls to coordinate with any project color? Using a Sharpie Marker, color your rhinestones or pearls before you adhere it to your project, let dry and viola! Beautiful color coordinating bling!

Don't forget to check out the 25 Stamp Sets 25% off! This sale is for one week only. It starts today and ends October 28.

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday ~ One Day Only!

Every Thursday in October, Stampin' Up! is saying Thank You! They have reached a milestone on the new blog ~ 250 posts ~ and they want to celebrate with you! Each Thursday, they will offer discounted products for a One Day Only Sale. These items are available while supplies last.

Check out today's Thank You Thursday sale products ~ Select packages of Designer Series Papers ~

Click on the links above to start saving. Remember this is a One Day Only Sale!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! has just announced a new Weekly Deals feature at their Online Store.  Each Tuesday, they'll feature special discounts on a few select items.  You can keep up-to-date on these weekly offers right here on my blog, or check them out each Tuesday on my business Facebook page ~ Debbie D's Stamp Studio.

Here are this week's deals: Discount will show at checkout. I have added the discount price, here in red.

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 ~ $5.96
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Price$7.95 ~ $5.96
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Price$7.95 ~ $5.96

Squares Collection Framelits Dies
Price$26.95 ~ $20.21
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Price$14.95 ~ $7.48 
Petite Curly Label Punch

Price$12.95 ~ $9.71

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join for $25

Do you like the idea of ~

  • A discount on your favorite products?
  • A chance to earn extra cash?
  • Tons of exclusive creative ideas right at your fingertips?
Thought so! For two weeks only, join Stampin' Up! for just $25, and experience all this and more. Come celebrate 25 years with us!

Hurry though, this amazing offer is only available through October 21, 2013.

Click on the picture above or contact me to get started today!
Debbie D.

Friday, October 4, 2013


This is September's Paper Pumpkin. I made one card per the directions in the kit, and decided to do something a little different. Using the supplies in the kit, and adding some extra card stock, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon and Candy Dots, I created this adorable 8x8 scrapbook page!

The "you're amazing" stamp is from the Amazing Family stamp set. There are other words on the stamp, so I just used my Midnight Muse Stampin' Write Marker to color the words I wanted.

I love getting my surprise box in the mail each month! You can enjoy a 30-minute get-away each month too when you join My Paper Pumpkin. Join by the 10th of the month to receive your Welcome Kit that month. It's just $19.95 per month, and that includes shipping. Each kit has everything you need to complete your project, except adhesive. Click here to visit My Paper Pumpkin to sign up!

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Witchy Canvas & New Set

I have another canvas project for you today. This one is a little different because I used the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper for my focal point. This sheet of paper has several blocks of words that you could use to make a collage of canvases to display for Halloween.

I created this one the same way as my Christmas Tree canvas. I applied the paper to my canvas with Modge Podge, stamped some fun images from the Halloween Hello stamp set with Black Stazon, added the Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape, a button and some bling!

Did you know that you can color your Basic Rhinestones and Pearls? I colored these rhinestones with an orange Sharpie Marker to coordinate with the Halloween theme. Before you remove the rhinestones or pearls from the paper backing, just choose a color to match your project, color, let dry a bit, then apply! I love these great little gems. I love them even more colored!

If you're looking for another Halloween stamp set to complete your projects, check out this super spooky new Photopolymer Set ~ Bite Me! I'm not crazy about spiders, but I really like this spider web. I just might be able to make myself stamp these silly little things on a project.Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set
I hope you enjoyed today's project. If you have any questions about how to create these fun canvases let me know.

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another Addiction!

Well friends, here is another project that once you make one, you'll definitely want to make more! During our Living a Creative Life class at Convention, Carrie Cudney presented a super fun Halloween canvas that she created using mixed media. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it. Well, today I finally got to it. I Love it!

I started with a white 6x6 canvas purchased at my local craft store. I liked the primitive look of Carrie's project and wanted to keep that theme. I thought a Christmas tree would be an easy image to start with. I used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog, cut into strips to form my tree.

As I was laying out my design, I thought how cute would it be to put a ruffle at the bottom of the tree. After I tried it, I thought how cute would it be to put a ruffle between each layer! I used the Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim. This trim comes in all the great new In-Colors.

I made the trunk of the tree using the "bark" paper from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, also found in the Holiday Catalog. I inked the edges of all the paper strips and added some faux stitching to keep with the primitive look.

I am totally addicted to these adorable canvases. I have all kinds of images running around in my head that I want to try. I can't wait to make more!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Butterflies, Pumpkins & Deals Oh My!

Wow ~ The great deals just keep coming!
Hang in there with me today, this is a rather long post. Read all the way to the end for my card for the day.

First of all I have an important reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, August 31 is the last day for 2 of these great deals.

Use the promotion code: PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, and pay only $10 a month (plus tax) for the first two months. That is half-price! After you receive your two months at half-price, your kit price will revert back to the normal price of $19.95. Remember, shipping is included! Click on the picture above to join now.

Have you dreamed of having a job that you love? One that you decide the hours that you're going to work. One that you get to create using fun and exciting products. I have that job! You can too! If you'd like to join my Team of talented ladies, now is the time. Join by Saturday, August 31, and you get to Pick a FREE Project Kit to add to your Starter Kit. That is a value up to $29.90 ~ FREE! These projects kits are a great way to get your business off to a very creative start! Contact me, or click on the picture above to join now!

You've seen the Bundles in Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog right? Well, here's a new one just perfect for the end of summer. Right now, when you purchase the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set, either clear mount or wood mount, and the Bitty Butterfly Punch as a bundle, you'll save 15%!

I love fall, and the new Best of Autumn Stamp Set is probably my favorite one so far! This set is available now! Remember, when you purchase your Best Of Stamp Sets, save your Collector Sticker that comes with the set. When you collect 6 stickers, you can redeem them for a Free stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95. Contact me, or you can place your order online at

Last but not least, here's my card for today. This card was inspired by Connie Babbert, a fellow demonstrator. I loved her color combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Sky. I changed my card up a bit, and added Brushed Gold Card Stock for the Deco Label behind the circle. I used the Gold Metallic Encore Ink for stamping the woodgrain look background in the circle, and scuffing the embossed background. I stamped the acorns with Black Stazon Ink, and colored them with my Stampin' Write Markers and Aqua Painter. It's hard to see here, but I added a touch of gold ink to the acorns too.

Here is a close up of the detail.

Thanks for hanging in there with me to the end. Have a great day ~
Debbie D.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thankful Tablescape Floral Arrangement

Here is another project using the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit. Anyone who knows me, knows my second passion to Stampin' Up! is floral design. I love combining my two greatest passions!

Here is a close up of the detail ~

I created this floral arrangement in a Ball jar and then simply wrapped the jar with the Bark Paper from the kit. I sponged the leaf edges with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink, added the Truly Grateful banner and tied a knot around the mouth of the jar with the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.

This will be a great addition to my table decorations during the Fall season. You can find all of these products in the Holiday Catalog. The Ball jar was purchased at my local craft store.

Don't forget, there's only a couple more days to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get your first two months half price.

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Not Just For Table Decor!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, there are many perks. One of those is the opportunity to pre-order items from upcoming catalogs so we have time to create and share before the catalogs are released. One other perk is getting a discount on certain bundles, depending on your title. With my pre-order from the Holiday Catalog, I was able to order the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit at a significant discount. Now, I wasn't sure that I would use this bundle for it's intended purpose, but I couldn't pass up the discount ~ right?

I love versatility! At convention, Sarah showed us an adorable album that she created, which I will definitely try, but I was looking for something a little simpler. I saw a card similar to this, so I recreated it using items that come in this kit. I added just a couple of other products. The Very Vanilla Card Stock for the base, the sentiment, from the Truly Grateful Stamp Set, and the Bitty Banners Framelit Dies. If you don't have these dies, you can easily hand cut your banners.

I love texture, and this Bark Paper has a wonderful texture to it. It looks like real tree bark! The leaves are pre-cut die-cuts on printed paper. I sponged the edges to soften it a bit, and make it look as if it is changing colors with the fall season.

The items in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit are exclusive to this kit. The stamp set can be found in the Holiday Catalog, and the Bitty Banner Framelit Dies can be found in the Annual Catalog.

Check back tomorrow. I have a couple more creative ideas to share with you on how you can use your Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit!

Just a friendly reminder that the PUMPKINDEAL will be expiring soon. If you'd like to join and get your first 2 months at half price, you'll need to do that before midnight, August 31. Click HERE to join now!

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Pedal Praise

This month's Paper Pumpkin Kit is adorable! I just love receiving my surprise box each month.

The card in the middle is the suggested version that comes with your kit. I like to change things up a bit to show you a couple of different ideas. My samples show what you can do using only the supplies that come with each kit. You can always add more bling!

This is what happens when you get distracted, and ink up your stamp with the wrong color. It's still cute though!

If you want to start receiving a surprise box in the mail each month, visit ~ to join. If you join by August 31, 2013, enter the code word: PUMPKINDEAL, and pay only $10 a month, plus tax, for the first two months. That's half-price, and shipping is included!

After the first two months, the price of each month's kit will go to the regular price of $19.95. Your kits contain everything you need to complete your project, except for adhesive. Click on the picture above to join. Be sure to enter the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL, to get your first two months at half price!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Wait is Over!

Great news! The Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition and Decorative Cutting Blades will be available on August 9. These made their debut in the Annual Catalog on pages 176 & 177. We've been waiting patiently for their arrival, and the wait is almost over.

The new Perforating Blade can be found in the Holiday Catalog on page 24. These Decorative Cutting Blades are a quick & easy way to add beautiful edges to all your paper crafting projects.

 129407Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition
Includes rotary track and handle and a straight-edge blade
 129408Straight Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blades
 129409Tiny Wave Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
 129410Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
 131375Stampin' Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat
 132788Perforating Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
Debuted in the 2013 holiday catalog, page 24

Don't forget to join My Paper Pumpkin and take advantage of the special price! Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month, plus tax, for the first two months. Shipping is included! 

After the first two months, the price of each month's kit will go to the regular price of $19.95. Your kits contain everything you need to complete your project, except for adhesive. Click on the picture above to join. Be sure to enter the promo code to get your Paper Pumpkin Deal! Order by the 10th of the month to get your Welcome Kit this month.

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

So Many New & Exciting Products!

It's August, and you know what that means? The Holiday Catalog has officially been released. You can now order all those fun & exciting products you've been drooling over. But, that's not all. August also brings us a new Best of Stamp Set, and two new Thinlit Card Dies that Shelli introduced to us at Convention!

First things first ~ The Holiday Catalog. New Stamp Sets, new Designer Series Papers, and exciting new Embellishments for all your Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects! There are lots of new Kits & Bundles too!

Do you need a Holiday Catalog? Contact me and I'll be happy to mail one to you.

Another new and exciting feature of the Holiday Catalog is that it has gone interactive! This year, Holiday products come to life with the Layar interactive app. You'll find red "interactive" icons throughout the catalog that you can scan with your mobile device to view a video filled with product information and inspiration!

Here's a short Interactive Video Tutorial that shows how it works.
You can also access the videos at

Next up ~ The Best of Halloween! (#134381)
I Love this set. It has 4 spooky images from past sets, and introduces one new image, the pumpkin flourish.

See all of the "Best of 25 Year" Collector sets. All of these stamp sets are available through March 31, 2014. When you purchase 6 "Best Of" sets, save your stickers, and redeem your Collector's Card for a Free Stamp Set. Free stamp sets are up to $14.95 value. Collect 12 stickers and get 2 free stamp sets!

Order the Best of Halloween Stamp Set from my Online Store.

Brand New Thinlit Card Dies!

Label card 1  Label card 2  Label card 3

You're gonna flip over these exciting Thinlits Card Dies. They make fun-shaped flip cards quick & easy! Along with the flip-style card base, the set also includes several other companion framelits so you can create accents that fit easily inside your flip card. These versatile shapes can be used to create accents for cards, scrapbook pages and all kinds of projects.

Check out everything you get with each set ~

Label card  Label card thinlit 133479L

Label Thinlit Card Dies (#133479) This set includes 9 different dies that can be used in combination with the card die, or with other cards & pages. This set coordinates well with the new Happy Day stamp set found on page 112 in the Annual Catalog.

 Circle card thinlits samples  Circle card thinlits 133480L

 Circle Thinlit Card Dies (#133480) This set includes 10 different dies that can be used in combination with the card die, or with other cards & pages. This set coordinates well with the new Worth the Wait single stamp on page 58, and the Five-Way Flower single stamp on page 85.

Both die sets coordinate well with the following stamp sets: Oh, Hello, the new Yippee-Skippee stamp set, Really Good Greetings, and the new Regarding Dahlias stamp set.

Order these new, fun & exciting die sets now from my Online Store.

There are so many new, fun & exciting products, I can't wait to start creating!

Friday, June 28, 2013

What to Washi

I am in love with Washi Tape, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that Stampin' Up! is offering a new Online Class completely designed around using it!

This class offers seven different sections on what to do and how to use Washi Tape; The Basics, The Next Step, Above & Beyond, Storage ~ the list goes on! All of the Online Classes include written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for your projects.

But wait! That's not all. Are you ready? This particular Online Class is available in a bundle! When you purchase your What to Washi Bundle, you will receive 7 PDF Documents, Written Instructions for over 30 projects, 2 Instructional Videos, 4 packages of Stampin' Up! Exclusive Washi Tape, 3 rolls per package equaling 12 rolls, and 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.

When you order your What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive the new Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages. They are new assortments featured in the Holiday Catalog and won't be available for individual purchase until August 1! This offer is available now through January 2, 2014.

Head on over to my online store HERE to order your What to Washi Online class, and you'll be falling in love too!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.