Retiring Product List – Get Them Before They Are Gone!

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We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues. While supplies last!

 Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items 31 May!

Download and Print the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogue Retiring LIst

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Mini Egg Cartons with Special Reason – Ready for Easter!

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It’s Friday! One easy-to-miss item in the Occasions Catalogue is the Mini Egg Cartons. Think Easter and beyond Easter – these are so cute!   I’m imagining lip glosses, real eggs, Ferrer Rochers, bath bombs, or soaps in these little cartons.

My share today is inspired by my friend, Pam Jorgensen, who made up a similar box in blues:


First, I sprayed the box in Sweet Sugarplum,  Clearly, it was very dilute as it came out more of a pale pink instead of a purple colour.  Just be careful when colouring these boxes to not get them too wet all at once. If you want more colour, then let it dry and add another layer.   Like “real” egg cartons, these are made out of pressed paper and the seams will disintegrate if they are soaked and handled roughly.


The top of our beautiful egg carton is embellished with the Special Reason Bundle.  I’ve layered flowers and leaves for a bouquet effect.

The ribbon here is a SaleABration ribbon, so it’s no longer available.  My apologies for being tardy in blogging this project. (But I still wanted to share before Easter!)



  1. You can create dimension in your flowers in many ways. Here, I’ve sliced down the petals and used my bone folder to curl the petals downwards.
  2. The Classic Label Punch is great for adding that little tag.
  3. Everything is built upon the Crumb Cake Stitched Circle.  So in theory, someone could toss out the box when it was time to do so and remove and reuse the top portion on a card or a gift packaging.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend. I’m off for a haircut in preparation for the CentreStage dinner (Leadership meeting) tonight and OnStage (new product training) all day tomorrow!

P.S. Want to join us for the next OnStage?  Click HERE for more details on being part of my team!

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Adhesive Tips – Tutorial Video and PDF File for your Reference

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Do you ever wonder which adhesive to use?  Or how to use it?

Stampin’ Up! offers a range of adhesives, and each has its advantages and purpose. I’ve created two resources that I hope will be of use to all adhesive users:

  1.  A video tutorial on how to use each of the STampin’ Up! adhesives.   I admit it – I’m a bit OCD and I want you to get the best value out of your resources.  I held an event recently and was surprised to find all three pairs of my scissors absolutely stuck shut by improper use of adhesives. I hope this video will answer a few questions and help you get more value out of your products:




2. I’ve also created a downloadable PDF file all about Adhesives. Here I’ve detailed out the pros and cons of each as well as provided a chart with suggestions for “best use” situations for each adhesive.   Of course, this list is not 100% comprehensive, but I think will cover the general paper crafter’s questions:

Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Reference Sheet


I hope you find both of those resources useful and helpful!   I do keep my ears open when I am teaching.  I want to know what you want to know!  If there is a resource you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know and I will put it on the list.


Thanks for stopping in to see me today!    If you need any adhesives, you can order them at any time by emailing me or by using my Online Shop.

P.S. Tomorrow I am heading over to Tauranga for an Egg Carton Box Class – I have 3 spots that could be filled. Please join us!mailto:mail@stamphappy.co.nz

P.P.S. This weekend is our big OnStage training days. This is where Stampin’ Up! corporate offers training and new product introduction for the upcoming catalogue in June!  We are all so excited to see what’s coming – can’t wait to share with you when we are allowed to share publicly!

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Masculine Urban Underground 5 Photo Double Layout

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Today’s share is a Masculine Double Layout using the new Urban Underground Suite – coordinating paper, stamp set, washi tape, embossing folder, and embellishments help make this project come together beautifully.

Well we are getting the tail end of a tropical storm here in Auckland at the moment; I’m pleased I’m tucked in at home warm and dry while the storm outside does its thing!

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I kept this layout relatively simple; I wanted the photos to tell the majority of the story and everything else to just support the love on display.    Plus – masculine layouts don’t always call for fine details.

I have used the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper as the foundation for this project.  I crumpled them up and sanded a little to bring out the creases.  I found as I taught this last month that some loved that look and others really “didn’t want to ruin a perfectly good piece of paper”!   I embrace either philosophy!  As long as you are happy with the end result, that’s all that matters.



The Urban Underground papers also feature a few prints that have foil in them, so we used those as accents.   We also used a strip of the actual Silver Foil, a product I’ll admit has never taken my fancy UNTIL I saw it embossed!  It goes from ho-hum to amAzing!   Here I’ve used the Sparkle folder.


My title reflects the truth of the relationship between my husband and my youngest daughter, Sofie.   I’ve found that the Crazy About You stamp set and Hello, You dies have been just invaluable in my scrapbooking projects.  I’ve hand cut the words for a more casual look, too.


Every single one of my layouts has a heart, either prominently or hidden.  I’ve used them on this double layout as a bright red accent against all the black and silver.  Not too much, though.

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I do try to give my students options when doing scrapbooking so that everyone has something that really fits their own style and needs.   This double layout could be used as two single layouts if someone wanted, too.

Do you need more masculine project ideas?   Place an order with me during April and receive an online Masculine Card Class FREE!

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Cake Crazy Birthday Card Club – Kits Available and Video Tutorial!

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Everyone loves a fun, happy birthday card that is quick to put together!   I loved this Cake Crazy stamp set from the moment it was introduced to us at our Stampin’ Up! OnStage training last November.

Today I want to share with you a bright birthday card that I think just about anyone at any age would enjoy:


Oh how fun it was to build up that cake in different colours!   I had several goes at it – all of which look great, but this version is my favorite for now.

The Cake Crazy cake layers are designed to be on a lean, so you can create your cake to be somewhat straight or go deliberately on a lean.  It definitely has a Dr. Seuss look to it.

I chose to go bright and rainbow, but of course,  this project could be done in more subdued colours to create an entirely different look. I think I will give that a go soon.


Please watch and enjoy the video below!  This is just me stamping at home sharing with my fans!

I have made up some packs for kits which include the card base, the whisper white panels, the basic black panels, the strips of black and white paper (may be some different prints too), black twine, and the black sequins. You need to provide the stamps and the inks (or order them).

I do hope you enjoy!  Happy creating!




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Beautiful You Vintage – In Three Variations!

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Beautiful You is a stunning stamp set of sketched images available in the Occasions Catalogue.  This one is so well-loved and enjoyed!   At the recent series of our team Extravaganzas, I taught different variations of this card.  Which one do you like best?

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First, version one is my personal favorite.   I’ve used the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Stack here, using the Coral and Saffron prints paired up with the Lace Doilies.

I love this girl with a yellow, happy dress and a few drops of the Sprinkles Embellishments!


Version two was by far the most popular among our guests. Still using the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Stack, this time I’ve used the Bermuda Bay and So Saffron prints.  Everybody loves blue, and especially that gorgeous Bermuda Bay!   On this sample I switched the words from being embossed to stamping directly on the paper, but at our events, everyone did the white embossing for consistency and ease.

We used the awesome Watercolour Pencils for colouring in the dancing girl.  Every single person of the hundreds who did this project was successful.  It’s really amazing how easy they are to use and the professional results they give.


And version three uses the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.  We still used the Watercolor Pencils – the choices of colors in the pack are so versatile and fitting for the papers and commonly used colors.

The base of the card is made with the Kraft Cardstock, something a bit more sturdy and a bit different.


If you like coloring in, you will absolutely love the new Watercolor Pencils.  And if you love vintage, you would also likely really enjoy the Beautiful You stamp set.

Today is the last day for the SaleABration gifts – earn a free gift of your choice with every $110!  If you have a long list or want to stock up, good to do it while you get the most value for your money!

If you live in New Zealand and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to send you a copy of the latest Occasions Catalogue.  Just send me your address HERE!

Thanks for stopping in and have a happy weekend!

P.S. I’m sending out my April newsletter early next week. If you haven’t yet subscribed, please do so here:

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Hamilton Extravaganza Project Parade

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Today’s share is four of the five projects our lovely guests completed at the recent Hamilton Extravaganza. We had such a great day, despite the weather being uncommonly muggy!

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Sarah Roche and Christine Palmer did a great job with their project – I love the fun shape and the use of the Nailed It bundle.  So perfect for the guys!


Ella Warren and Kristine McNickle taught a shaker card using the Balloon Adventures bundle.  I know everyone enjoyed learning how to make one of these!

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Irene Wardlaw and Rayleen Baker shared with the group this pretty dragonfly card using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle. This one is such a winner!


And finally – Ruth Hickey and Alicia Yap showed everyone now to make the Window Box larger and created this fun carousel-like box.

And tomorrow, Friday 31 March, is the LAST DAY for SAleABration gifts with purchase!


Thanks for stopping by!

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Last Few Days for a Bonus Two Free Stamp Sets!

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Wouldn’t you love to make money while stamping?

How about conveniently setting your own hours?

Or the opportunity to order upcoming products before anyone else?

Or even just getting your stamp supplies for free?

If you are someone who wants any of the above, the Stampin’ Up! Opportunity offers a great solution!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) That’s an added value of up to $216!  Plus, the kit ships for free! 


I love my job!  Who wouldn’t love getting paid to craft with friends?  If you’ve ever considered becoming a demonstrator, now could be a great time!

With Stampin’ Up!, being a demonstrator means you’ll enjoy all of this and more. Whether you want to earn extra household income, create a full or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can help you meet your goals.

I signed up as a demonstrator in New Zealand in 2007  for a social outlet and to get wonderful crafting supplies at wholesale. However, three years later, my marriage ended and I was a solo mother with three daughters. Stampin’ Up! provided the perfect opportunity for me to step up my efforts and generate an income while still being flexible as I cared for my young children. I am now remarried, and my Stampin’ Up! business has changed and grown along with the varying needs in my life. It’s been a huge blessing to all of us. I now work this business full-time, and it is the sole source of income I provide for my family.


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Some of the many benefits to joining my Stampin’ Up! Team are:

  • Enjoy the support and company of not only myself as your direct manager, but of the entire team.
  • Potential for hobby, part-time, or full-time income.
  • Flexibility in how you run your business and how small or large you want to make it.
  • Work from home!
  • Build life-long friendships not only with the team, but with clients and support staff.
  • Participate in online groups such as my team Facebook group, the larger team Facebook group, Stampin’ Connection, and more.
  • Learn both creative and business skills at demonstrator events, such as team meetings, bi-annual Stampin’ Up! sponsored training events, our team Stamp Camp, and team (attendance at all events is optional).
  • Earn bonus Flex Points (points you can redeem for product, trips, and other rewards) as a new demonstrator during your first six months when you meet sales and recruiting targets.  (optional, but well worth doing)
  • Join in on team swaps either in person or via the post to gain many beautiful samples for display at your events with much less effort on your part.
  • Exclusive access to the Stampin’ Success Magazine.
  • Receive a bi-monthly team newsletter from me so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Opportunity to pre-order products before they are publicly available.
  • Benefit from a 20-38% discount on all your purchases.
  • Earn hostess rewards for yourself on any order over $300 (provided you don’t have a hostess for that order)
  • Potential to earn cash bonuses based on sales, recruiting, and your own team’s performance.

FullSizeRender (10)One of the biggest draws to joining the Creative Inker’s Stampin’ Up! team is the team itself!  As one of my Direct Reports, you will have access to all my team events and team newsletters – anything and everything on offer.

Our team meetings generally include creative training, business training, question and answer time, too much food, swaps, and plenty of social time.  My team is a very friendly and supportive group of women who love to make new friends!

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Common concerns are “where will I find my project ideas” and “is anyone going to help me”?  As part of joining my team, you will have the following resources for ideas AND support:

  • Team Meetings – exclusive training for class ideas and business
  • Team Swaps – you can take part via post if necessary
  • Team Facebook Groups
  • Receive  a series of short training videos of me guiding you through what you “need to know”
  • One on One Calls for my Direct Reports (those who sign up directly with me) (optional)
  • Access to the Demonstrator Support Team in Australia with a toll-free number
  • Semi-Annual Stampin’ Up! Training Event (OnStage) with an introduction to upcoming product as well as exclusive pre-ordering opportunities
  • Option to attend my classes as space permits for training purposes
  • Free subscription to the Stampin’ Success Magazine, an exclusive idea and training magazine for demonstrators
  • You can put in as little or as much time as you like with your new business.  There is no minimum number of hours to meet.


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What can you expect from me as your team leader?

Stampin’ Up! is my full-time job, and I make my team a priority.    You can expect from me:

  • Bi-monthly newsletters so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Recognition for exceptional performance and title promotions
  • Timely answers to texts, calls, and emails (usually immediate to within a few hours)
  • Reasonable availability to take, return, and make phone calls or one on one appointments
  • Regular team gatherings including stamp camp, team meetings, OnStage, and other events
  • Relevant and useful training material based on experience or facts
  • To be actively engaged in the business
  • To lead by example in both business and moral conduct


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I’d love to have you as part of my Stampin’ Up! team (family!). As a member of the team, I’d like you to bring to the table:

  • a positive attitude
  • adherence to Stampin’ Up! code of conduct policies and standards
  • a willingness to make new friends and to celebrate their success as they will celebrate yours
  • ethical behaviour as it relates to your clients, your own team members, and your fellow team members and their clients
  • a willingness to ask when you have a problem, need an answer, get stuck, or generally need support

stampin up thankful forest friends farmer's market alterned notebook giftFrequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is the minimum sales requirement to stay active as a demonstrator?    You need only submit $450 plus gst per quarter to remain a demonstrator.  (This is less than the average sales in a single workshop. If you hold just one event a month, you can usually meet your quarterly minimum.  However, you can also purchase the minimum amount yourself or with a few friends). You can submit your sales requirements in one order or in smaller orders over the course of the three-month period.
  2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily as a business?   You are welcome on the team no matter how you want to run your demonstrator ship or to what volume.  If you choose not to hold events, you can work to generate online orders, orders from family and friends, and order product for yourself.
  3. Can I be my own hostess?  Yes.  You can hold your own workshops and be your own hostess, collecting hostess dollars as well as your own discount and any other associated benefits.
  4. How much does it cost to buy the Starter Kit?  The kit is $189 and you can choose what comes in it!  Choose up to $285 worth of product plus you will receive a business supply pack valued at $90 (catalogues, order forms, etc).  Join before 31 March, 2017 and receive a bonus 2 stamp sets of your choice in your kit!  
  5. Can I still attend classes?  As space permits.  While I very much value having team members in class so they can learn how I work and learn stamp techniques, keep in mind we have many demonstrator-only events.  Classes are hosted by and designed for clients, so while my team members ARE welcome, please understand if space doesn’t allow, the clients will be given priority.
  6. Do I have to recruit?  No, there is no requirement to build your own team. However, there are many benefits to doing so, such as the close relationships and the support you can give each other. If it’s something you’d like to do, I will give you full support and resources to help you meet your goals.
  7. What if I don’t meet the minimums or things change for me and I quit?  You may stop at any time and will not be penalized.  You simply stop placing orders. However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator.

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Ready to join me?  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can sign up immediately here:


Want to know more?  Send me your details for a no-obligation informational pack!


Even if my Stampin’ Up! team is not for you, I’d love to be your demonstrator!  Please join my newsletter list so I can let you know of events and promotions each month:


Love you Jacque.  You have become a great friend whom I really admire and look up to.  Your work ethic and motivation is something I really aspire to.  Didn’t we have so much fun!” P.D. Wellington

“That was very kind and thoughtful of you to talk this (question) through with me and I am grateful for that. Although I don’t know you very well at all, I appreciate how easy it is to talk to you. I trust you completely and I am thrilled to be a member of your team.” R. Auckland

Just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday’s training day -it was so well organised and so much fun the day just flew!  It was great to learn some new techniques and see all that lovely work, thank you for giving me the opportunity to come along as well.  It was also great to see Debbie and others getting the recognition that they have worked so hard for, you are all very supportive. ” L.M. Auckland

Thank you again for such a wonderful day yesterday – it was so enjoyable, and I thought your take on the award ceremony was fabulous. You know, if I don’t make it to convention next year, I’d be more than happy with a day like we had yesterday; I wouldn’t feel like I missed too much at all! You have a wonderful team – and we have wonderful leadership. Thanks for everything you do.” B.H.

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) That’s an added value of up to $216!  Plus, the kit ships for free! 


I look forward to getting to know you!

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