Blog, Cards

You’ll love it when you discover this little secret!

Actually it’s not a secret at all but I do believe it is the absolute best deal in the whole catalog.  The Stampin’ Up! starter kit is a great value at just $99 (plus tax) for $125 in Stampin’ Up! products.  What is even better is that you get to customize your starter kit to get exactly what you want and need.  You will never get stuck with a stamp set or paper that you do not want or like since you get to choose what is included.

Suggested Starter Kit Items

But the benefits do not stop there.  As a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator you will always get at least a 20% discount on all your supplies (no coupon needed thank you very much) with the opportunity to increase that to a 25% discount as long as you stay active as a demonstrator.  Who does not like a good discount?  I know I sure do.  And let’s face it, if you are into crafts you are going to spend money on supplies. Why not support your habit while saving some money AND have a chance to make a little money as well.

As long time Stampin’ Up! customer I loved their color coordination (makes it so easy to be successful) and the quality of their products.  When I finally took the plunge and signed up as a demonstrator I wondered what had taken me so long.  In addition to getting my discount on all my supplies, I get to pre-order new items before they are available to the general public.  It’s always fun to be one of the “cool kids” who gets to play with the new toys first!  I can also participate in various incentive programs offered by Stampin’ Up! as well as attend Stampin’ Up! events (darn you COVID-19 for wreaking havoc this year!), qualify for incentive trips, and bonuses.  But the BEST part of being a demonstrator is all the wonderful new friends I have met through our love of papercrafting.

When I first started this journey I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I thought I would just give it a try for a few months and see where it led.  I never in a million years would have thought it would bring me so much joy – it has truly been a blessing.  My Crafty Foxes team is one of the best teams around – we always have so much fun when we get together.  We are more than friends – we’re like a family – always there for each other to celebrate the happy times and offer support in the hard times. 

As I continue on this journey I would like to invite you to travel the road with me.  If you like to have fun, craft a bit, laugh a lot, and just enjoy life I’d love to have you join the Crafty Foxes team!  We are always up for answering your questions so drop us an email at craftyklock@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you.  If your ready to join right now, click here and welcome to the team.

Members of the Crafty Foxes Team at the 2019 Stampin’ Up! On Stage event

Blog, Cards

You’ll adore the delightful Playful Pets Suite

Ok I’ll admit it – I am the crazy dog lady – after all I have five! I love all my fur babies and the joy they bring on a daily basis. So when I saw the new Playful Pets Product Suite in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog I just KNEW I had to get it. The Suite includes everything you see in the picture and you can order it with just one item code – #154136 or you can order each item separately. Check out my online store for more information.

Playful Pets Product Suite includes the Pampered Pets Stamp Set and matching dies, Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and Playful Pets Trinkets

While the product suite is perfect for casual and avid stampers, beginning stampers can also have a lot of fun with just the stamp set, card stock, and designer series paper. Check out this cute card I made just using stamps, ink, and paper. It’s #simplestamping at its best!

#simplestamping featuring the Pampered Pets stamp set and Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

To really step it up you can use all the products in the product suite to create unique, one of a kind cards for all the pet lovers on your list!

All the elements in the Playful Pets Product Suite can be used to create fun cards for kids of all ages!

And don’t forget to add some pizzazz to the inside. The little paw print die is just perfect for adding a bit of personality to the inside.

You can check out my YouTube video tutorial for instructions on how to make these cards, including dimensions for cutting card stock and designer series paper. You can order the supplies you need from my online store.

Here’s a gratuitous picture of my fur babies! Love them all. Happy Stampin!

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Why join?

Hello Friends – it’s been a while since I have posted but I wanted to take this opportunity to explain a bit more about purchasing the Starter Kit and signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

  • Do you get a feeling of dread when the option to purchase the starter kit is offered to you?
  • Do you avoid making eye contact when joining Stampin’ Up! is mentioned? 
  • Are thinking “Ugh – I don’t want to listen to this now!”

Well I get it! I was the same way until I took the time to really understand what it is all about.

Purchasing the starter kit is about getting the best deal out there with absolutely no further obligations.  Yes you read that correctly – purchase of the starter kit does not come with any strings attached!

So why purchase it?  At the bare minimum, it is $125 in product for $99 (plus tax), a 20% discount over catalog prices, with a continuing 20% discount through your first full quarter.  So, if you plan to purchase at least $75 or more in product or want all the freebies that come with the starter kit during Sale-a-Bration, it is so worth it.

After the initial purchase of the starter kit, you have a few options:

  1. Enjoy the products you purchased at a discount and call it good
  2. Use your ongoing 20% discount through the end of June – no strings
  3. Stay on as a hobby demonstrator. These demonstrators (which I was for a long time) purchase their products using their discounts, maybe hold a class once in a while to assist with meeting their quarterly minimum of $300 or maybe have a friend or family member who orders from them so they can craft together 
  4. Earn extra money by creating your very own small business.  This is great for stay-at-home moms, retirees, or anyone who is looking for a little something income

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has a lot of great benefits – trips, meetings, creative ideas just to name a few!  One of my personal favorites is making new friends and teaching them the joys of creating.  If you want to learn more, drop me an email at craftyklock@gmail.com.  I just want to share this incredible opportunity with you and answer any questions you have.  I promise it will be pressure free and worth your time.  Happy Stampin!

Look at all you can get during Sale-A-Bration for just $99 plus tax

Blog, Events

This is it!

Oh my goodness – I am so excited! The weekend for On the Craft Train 2 is finally here! I have been preparing for this show for months and now I’m ready (almost) to go. With over 100 vendors it’s sure to be a lot of fun. I hope you can stop by this weekend and visit my booth.

The fun begins on Saturday at 9 am until 4 pm and repeats on Sunday. See you at the Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 East Liberty St, Martinsburg, WV. If you tell me you saw my blog post I will give you a free card!

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In Memory

Today is a day that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life.  18 years ago we as a country experienced the horrific events of 9/11.  We must always remember those who perished that day and do our best to honor their memory.

So in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11 today I challenge you to engage in an act of kindness.  Purchase a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you; hold open the door for someone; smile and wish someone a good morning.  Just be nice to everyone you meet today.

I think that is the best way we can honor the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

KINDNESS MATTERS – pass it on.