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Happy Birthday America!

As we celebrate the founding of the United States of America today I wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to all our service members – past, present, & future – who put love of country above themselves. It is because of your selfless dedication to duty that I am able to have the freedom to pursue my passions and my dreams.

Our service members give up so much to protect the freedoms we so often take for granted. Today, while we celebrate with family and friends at parades, picnics, BBQs, concerts, and fireworks please remember those service members who are away from their family and friends today. Take a moment to give thanks for them and pray for their safety.

To the members of our military – I appreciate you, I support you, and I thank you. May God Bless you and may God continue to bless America!

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Wildly Happy

When I attended Stampin’ Up!’s April On Stage event I received the Wildly Happy stamp set for a prize patrol. I was so excited as I though the set was just adorable. Fast forward three months and I am finally in my workshop playing with this set and oh my! Do I love this set.

Each month Stampin’Up! has a #simplestamping challenge and this month the challenge was to highlight some of the new Designer Series Paper (DSP). I had been thinking about the Wildly Happy stamp set and how it would pair so well with the new 2019-2021 In Colors . I knew this #simplestamping challenge was the perfect time to execute my concept! Panda’s paired with Pretty Peacock, foxes with Terracotta Tile, bunnies with Rococo Rose, and elephants with Seaside Spray. Add in the matching cardstock, ink, and DSP and Voila! Four adorable cards perfect for all stampers.

Take a look at my cards. You can order your own stamp set, ink pads, and paper through my online store. And if you order now, for every $50 spent in July you will receive a $5 bonus coupon to use in August. Happy Stampin’.

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Extra! Extra!

Come be a part of the Crafty Foxes Team!

You’ve thought about signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – July is your time to shine. Between July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 of product in your Starter Kit. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit – and Stampin’ Up! covers the shipping. How incredible is that?!

Oh, there’s more! You will also receive a $10 coupon code the following month to spend however you wish.

And more! Along with your purchase of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, you:

  • will earn a 20% discount on all purchases immediately after joining (and for as long as you are an active demonstrator) with the possibility to earn a bigger discount. What an awesome benefit and fun incentive!
  • have access to amazing community of kind, talented stampers with daily inspiration
  • can attend our monthly team meetings
  • have no obligation to ever sell or share with anyone (although it makes you really cool if you do) and no obligation to buy another thing if you don’t want to 

Most of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators join as hobbyists – they just want to take advantage of the fantastic products and color coordination while getting a discount (20% to start with the possibility of increasing to 25%). So why not join today? Check out my home page for more details. Happy Stampin!

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BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!

YES – Bonus Days are here again! During the month of July – for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed in August. How fun is that?! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August. Win! Win!

For every order you place, you will receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August. Yay! You can shop my website here

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New Clearance Rack Deals

On June 26 2:01am EST, for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is loading the Clearance Rack with stamps – clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymers! These stamps will be offered WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so set your alarm to be sure you can grab up all you want.

While the company didn’t announce any additional items (accessories, papers and dies) being added to the Clearance Rack (demonstrators only learned about the stamps), my fingers are crossed that the Clearance Rack is filled to the brim with amazing discounts! Don’t miss out You can order here

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Daisy Lane Bundle On-line Class

As a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator I have the flexibility to run my business in a way that fits my like while having the support and guidance of a fantastic parent company. What I love most about Stampin’ Up! is the thought and quality that does into all their products. The color coordination makes it so easy for new stampers to have success the first time they put ink to paper. From cardstock to ink to designer series paper and embellishments Stampin’ Up has what you need to make beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

I just love my Stampn’ Up! business and I love helping people tap into their creative side. That’s why I’m so excited to offer my first On-line Class featuring the new Daisy Lane Bundle. For $55 you will receive the Daisy Lane Bundle (stamp set and medium daisy punch), all card stock and embellishments to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), a full color .pdf document with step by step instructions for assembling your cards and a Facebook Live demonstration of the cards. Fee includes over $50 in product. I only have 11 sets available so be sure to order yours by June 23, 2019.  You can order your bundle here (United States only please).

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Lemons

So I’m back from vacation, ready to jump back into my business and right out of the gate I had two setbacks that made me a little sad.  First- I had to cancel my Stampin’ Bingo event for June 22nd as no one registered to come.  Bummer! It would have been such a fun evening.  Not sure what I could have done differently but I will keep trying.  Silver Lining – now I am registered for the Unicorn Festival at Hogback Mountain Pony Rides in Leesburg, VA.  Here’s hoping this event is well attended and gives my little business a big boost!  Life handed me lemons so I’m gonna make some delicious lemonade!  I even designed a special Unicorn Birthday card for the Swag Bags! 

Unicorn Happy Birthday Card

Next, my monthly card class was scheduled for June 16, which I realize was Father’s Day but I figured – what the hey – let’s go for it.  Three people were scheduled to come so I prepped card kits for six people (8 cards x 6 people equals 48 cards prepped and ready to go) – you know in case someone brought a friend.  Well guess what?  YUP – all no shows.  One person at least has the decency to text to say she was sick. Thank you – I appreciate that little courtesy.  The other two people just ghosted – no call, no text, no email.  Just a little rude but ok maybe they were raised with different values.  On the upside, I was able to go pick up my dog from the groomer when he was done and got to take a nice drive through the country on a beautiful, sunny day.  I will save the six card kits for July’s class – hopefully I will have people who will actually attend. More lemonade (and maybe even some yummy lemon bars)!

The cards for my June Class were all created using the new Perennial Essence Suite.  You can order the Perennial Essence Suite here. Take a look at the cards I created with this suite and see below for details on how to make these cards.  Remember – no matter how many lemons life hands you can always make something yummy – just stay positive!

New Perennial Essence Suite – #152166 – $68
Four cards created with the Perennial Essence Suite

Supplies:

Perennial Essence Suite:  (stamp set, flower punch, designer series paper, vellum cardstock, ribbon, floral centers)

Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pineapple Punch, So Saffron

Embellishment:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearlized Doilies, Whisper White Flax Ribbon

Punch:  Leaf Punch

Dies:  Layering Circle Die, Stitched Nested Labels, Stitched Rectangles

Adhesive:  Snail tape runner, mini glue dots, Stampin’ dimensionals

Card 1 (top center) – Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut to 8 ½” by 5 ½” “, fold in half, crease fold with paper bone.  On inside add a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 ¼” by 4”. To front of card, adhere a strip of DBP cut to 5 ½” by 2”.  Using the three petal flower stamp and petel pink ink, stamp the image six times on Petal Pink cardstock.  Punch out stamped images and using glue dots, layer two images together.  Adhere three flowers to front of card, placing along the right edge of the DSP.  Punch two leave shapes from Green Vellum card stock and adhere to card front with glue dots (place one leaf above left of center flower and one leaf below right of center flower).  Adhere floral centers to flowers.

Card 2 (middle left) – So Saffron cardstock cut to 8 ½” by 5 ½” “, fold in half, crease fold with paper bone.  On inside add a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 ¼” by 4”.  Cut Old Olive to 5 ¼” by 4” and using Old Olive ink and 3 leaf stamp, randomly stamp on Old Olive card stock.  Adhere Old Olive cardstock to So Saffron card base.  Cut a piece of DSP to 5 ¼” x 2” and adhere to Old Olive layer.  Stamp sentiment in Old Olive ink on Whisper White and cut with layering circles die  Layer sentiment over doily and adhere to front of card over DSP.  Add basic Rhinestone jewels if desired.

Card 3 (middle right) – Balmy Blue cardstock cut to 8 ½” by 5 ½” “, fold in half, crease fold with paper bone.  On inside add a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 ¼” by 4”.  Randomly stamp flower using Balmly Blue ink, stamping off cardstock as necessary to achieve look.  Stamp flower centers in Pineapple Punch.  Using tiered stitched nesting labels, cut layer from Blueberry Bushel cardstock, DSP, and Whispher White cardstock.  Stamp sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Layer three label together, adhere 6” piece of flax ribbon to back of nested labels and adhere to card front with stampin’ dimensionals.

Card 4 (bottom center) – Petal Pink cardstock cut to 8 ½” by 5 ½” “, fold in half, crease fold with paper bone.  On inside add a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 ¼” by 4”.  On a second piece of 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp large flower in bottom right corner in Petal Pink ink.  Stamp smaller flowers along bottom and right side in Petal Pink ink.  Stamp flower centers in So Saffron.  Adhere this layer to card front.  Stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and cut with Stitched Rectangle die.  Cut larger rectangle in So Saffron and layer rectangles together.  Adhere ot card front with Stampin’ dimensionals.  Optional – add ribbon bow using glue dots.