Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to Earn Your Starter Kit for Free!

I have to give credit to demonstrator Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek for coming up with this fabulous idea.  I've adapted it to Canadian demonstrators, and I hope you'll take advantage of this amazing offer!

Have you been considering buying the Starter Kit? Is money the only thing holding you back? I know, it might be the only thing, but it's a BIG thing!

For a lot of us, even the low Starter Kit price of $125 (with no tax or shipping) is hard to spare right now. If we could spread it out a bit, it might happen, but not all in one whack! If that's the case, I have a little math for you to ponder today.

Consider the following:

  1. $127.50 is the Instant Income from your first $425 workshop (you earn 30% on your first workshop and 20% on all workshops after that).
  2. Say you were to host a party together with me, and it hit $425.
  3. We sign up you up and you put the Starter Kit on your credit card.
  4. You are instantly a brand new Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
  5. We enter the orders from your party under your name.
  6. You pay off the Starter Kit on your credit card with the $127.50 you just earned (you get to keep the extra $2.50 for yourself! ).
I know---beyond awesome! But wait--there's more!

  1. You get to pick out $194 worth of product in the Starter Kit for just $125 (no tax or shipping).
  2. You're still the hostess for that party even though you're now the demonstrator, too--so pick out your hostess freebies and your incredible Sale A Bration rewards ($55 in free product of your choice - more if your party goes higher!).
  3. Your quarterly minimum of $400 is met so you'll be an active demonstrator all the way through September 2013.  That means 20% off all your stuff as long as you're a demonstrator!
  4. You get all the perks of preordering, demo-only forums and galleries, magazines and more.
  5. You are a third of the way to promoting to Senior Associate already.
  6. You have me as your totally awesome upline and mentor. 
"But wait," you say, "how come I get the sales if YOU did the party?"  The answer is simple--you're going to do the work!
Before the show, you and I will meet and decide on the make & takes and prep three super cute projects your friends will love. I'll give you the cardstock and supplies as my welcome gift to you. We'll brainstorm on the best ways to get the maximum number of guests there so your party is likely to hit that magic $425

At the show, you'll help me set up (I'll let you decide if you want to wear one of my black Stampin' Up aprons) and you'll walk everyone through the cards with my help (if you even need it!). I'll handle the catalog tour and telling them about the specials and you can observe.

After the show, I'll total the orders while you serve the snacks and chat with your friends. If any of them are interested in helping you out by hosting a party themselves, we'll put them on your calendar. You can pay me back for any catalogs or hostess packet materials out of your own kit when it comes.
Sound like something that really ought to be tried?  It is!  You have nothing to lose.

After all, if your party doesn't hit $425:

  1. You can just be the hostess like you normally would, and earn hostess goodies and Sale-A-Bration rewards as usual.
  2. We still had a super fun night stamping with your girlfriends.
  3. I'm not out anything that I wouldn't normally be out from any party. 
  4. You could still sign up as a demo and just pay whatever portion of the Starter Kit isn't covered, or ask your family to consider that your birthday or anniversary gift.
  5. We don't have to tell anyone we are trying to get your Starter Kit for free unless you want to.
How amazing is this opportunity, especially right now with Sale-A-Bration making the Starter kit an even better deal than it has EVER been?  I hope you give me a call!  Remember that Sale-A-Bration runs until March 22, so we need to book your party soon!   


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day from Mario!

My friend, Noelle, asked if I could come up with a Mario-themed Valentine's Day card for her son, who is in love with all things Mario.  Here's what I came up with:
I found an awesome tutorial by Jessica Lewis for making the Mario out of punches.  Check it out for complete instructions.  For this Mario, you'll need the following punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1/2" Circle, Bitty Circle (from Bitties punch pack), Scallop Oval, Ornament, Small Oval (or Word Window), and I used the circles on the Owl punch for the eyes.  I changed a few things - I used the Small Oval punch for the front of the had (I know it's retired, but it was easier than cutting down the Word Window punch!). 

I also thought it would be cute to make the "coins" that sit on the pipe out of red glimmer hearts in honour of Valentine's Day.  I used the Small Heart punch for those.

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone,

Monday, February 11, 2013

February Stamp Club Cards

I apologize for not posting for awhile.  I got called in to substitute teach for my son's class for most of last week, so my home chores have fallen by the wayside!  My Stamp Club ladies are meeting tonight, and here are the cards we'll be making:
Of course, we have to make a Valentine's Day card, so I used the Hearts a Flutter set and More Amore designer series paper to CASE a double-fold spring card made by Kathy House (it's not online - I received the card from Kathy in a swap).  I used the 1-1/4" circle punch to make the peek-a-boo holes for the hearts, which are stamped in Pool Party, Real Red and Primrose Petals.  The side panel is embossed with the Sale-A-Bration vine embossing folder.  I added some Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon and a jumbo rhinestone to finish off the card.
This card is one that was shown at Leadership (I wasn't there, but some ladies in my group brought back lots of photos!).  It uses the baby wipe technique with Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade ink refills.  I scored the edges with the Simply Scored tool.  The stamp set is Feeling Sentimental (a Sale-A-Bration free set).
The final card is CASEd from the one in the Spring Catalogue.  I added a layer of Early Espresso to the Summer Starfruit layer, on which I stamped the Swallowtail butterfly image in VersaMark and embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder.  I then painted over the embossed image with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  To finish it off, I added some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a neutral brad before layering it on a Crumb Cake card base.  The sentiment is from Bloomin' Marvelous (another Sale-A-Bration set).

Here's a close-up of the butterfly with shimmer paint:

Blessings to you,