Ann Craig's Blog - Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator

Ann's stamping blog will keep you informed of the latest happenings in Ann's Stamping and Scrapbook World.

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Jun 15, 2013

Stampin Up Christmas Promotions

Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator Ann Craig, invites you to share the Christmas promotions and receive great deals on creative gifts for family and friends.Treat yourself to a gift punch as well - f

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Jun 15, 2013

MMSC11 -A Window Card Creates Interest and Dimension

Use acetate to create windows giving added dimension and interest for this MMSC11 challenge. Try this method on christmas cards.

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Jun 15, 2013

Last Chance List Final Massived Discounts-Stampin Up

The Last Chance List has never been discounted this much before. Now is the time to grab a bargain with just one week left. Contact me for further details

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Jun 15, 2013

My New Demonstrator Business Web Site at Stampin Up - DBWS

Visit my new Stampin Up Demonstrator Business Web Site. It deals with all my Stampin Up business. Looking for promotions - you'll find them there!

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Jun 15, 2013

Your May Competition Is A Colour Challenge

Here is our first website competition. Be inspired by the colour challenge and submit your work to see it featured on the website, and have the chance to win great product prizes.

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Jun 15, 2013

Christmas Cards- Projects Using Stampin' Up! Stamps And Accessories

Christmas cards made at my 2009 Christmas In July Stamp Camp showcase a variety of products and stamping techniques.

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Apr 11, 2011

Contribute to Rubber Stamping

Would you like to share your knowledge about rubber stamping? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.

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Aug 25, 2010

Collage Stamping Using Artistic Etchings From Stampin' Up!

Collage stamping lets you create unique results every time you make a card. Artistic Etchings - one of the new stamp sets from Stampin' Up! is just perfect for this technique

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Aug 02, 2010

Get Retiring Stampin Up Products - Last Chance to Order Items On Your Wish List

Hundreds of retiring Stampin Up products are available in our Last Chance List. Save up to 50%. Check your Wish Lists, but hurry as items are only available while stocks last.

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Jun 18, 2010

Stamp A Stack Classes On A Regular Basis - A Fun Way To Create Lots Of Cards

If you are looking for a fun way to create lots of hand stamped greeting cards, join my regular Stamp A Stack classes. You'll use a variety of techniques and make cards for all occasions.

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May 14, 2010

Create A Vintage Card Using Stamps And Stampin' Around Wheels

Create your own piece of vintage using the Medallion stamp and the Very Vintage Stampin Around Wheel. It looks complicated but you'll find following the tutorial easy.

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May 11, 2010

The Big Shot And Top Note Die Make Cute Quick Cards

Looking for a cute card to give to a female friend? See instructions for this super cute card and make it in minutes using the Big Shot and Top Note Die with Stampin Up products.

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Apr 11, 2010

Add Embellishments To Take Your Card To The Next Step of Complexity.

See how to add embellishments to take a simple card from nice to sensational. Make cards en mass or for special occasions using this technique.

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Apr 04, 2010

Many Marvelous Markers Club

Do you want the Many Marvelous Markers pack but find the cost a bit much in one payment. Join my markers club and get the entire set plus the neutrals plus other unique gifts and information

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Apr 01, 2010

Brayer - Naive House Scene

The brayer technique can be used on many styles of cards. This one evokes a "Naive" style that is easy to achieve with select stamps and colours. You can master this technique too - find out how.

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Feb 14, 2010

Create Artistic Brayer Backgrounds For Your Cards

Creating realistic or artistic brayer backgrounds may take a little practice. This is my second try at using the brayer and I managed to turn my mistake into a feature. See how...

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Feb 08, 2010

Crystal Effects Creates Wow Results on Cards & Scrapbook Pages.

Discover different ways to use Crystal Effects in your card making and scrapbooking. Stamp under & over it, freeze it, crack it. Get some really interesting results.

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Jan 12, 2010

What is a Recruiting Incentive?

During Saleabration 2010, Ann Craig is offering a fabulous Recruiting incentive for everyone looking to join the wonderful world of Stampin Up Demonstrators. Read the article to find out more.

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Jan 12, 2010

Make a Variety of Christmas cards with the Holiday Lineup stamp set.

It is so easy to make a variety of Christmas cards using the Holiday Lineup stamp set from Stampin Up. Change your colours for a totally different look.

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Nov 08, 2009

Crimper - Background Tutorial

Use your crimper to create interesting backgrounds for cards and scrap pages. It is simple and gives a lovely textured effect.

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Nov 08, 2009

Crimped Creations Submission Page

Did you enjoy the Crimped Backgrounds Tutorial? You can share your creations by uploading a photo and writing a summary of the techniques used.

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Oct 26, 2009

Butterflies On Cards For All Occasions

Butterflies on cards can be bright, whimsical, soft, large or small - it just depends on your imagination and how you want your hand made card to look.

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Oct 15, 2009

Scrapbooking Ideas and Techniques

Find all you need to know about scrapbooking - where to start, free scrap maps, colour and pattern, stamping techniques, journalling ideas and embellishments.

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Oct 14, 2009

World Card Making Day 2009 - Additional Cards and Techniques

World Card Making Day projects can be both simple and advanced. View four of the projects made at this function to support fundraising for Breast Cancer Research.

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Oct 13, 2009

Heat and Stick Powder Technique

Using heat and stick powder with dazzling diamonds gives everyone the chance to shine in their craft work. Find out how you can add some glamour when rubber stamping your cards.

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Oct 13, 2009

World Card Making Day - Cards and Techniques

My World Card Making Day 2009 fundraising function took on a different format this year. See photos of the projects and learn about the techniques used.

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Oct 05, 2009

Male Birthday Card For A Special Occasion

Male birthday cards can be tricky when you need to make them. Try using bright colours or DSP to help yourself along.

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Oct 02, 2009

Tutorial - Use the Paper CrimperTo Create Diamond/Rectangle Technique

The tutorial shows you how to fold and crimp cardstock to achieve this interesting background texture.

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Oct 02, 2009

Birthday Cup Cakes Anyone?

These Birthday Cup Cake cards are the result of a recent Stamp A Stack workshop. Thye show how versatile one stamp set can be.

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Oct 01, 2009

Stampin' Up - making difference - National Breast Cancer Foundation

Stampin' Up! has a wonderful offer for those of you who have been toying with the idea of becoming a demonstrator. You'll be assisting the Breast Cancer Foundation too!

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Sep 30, 2009

Stamp A Stack Of Christmas Cards

Stamp A Stack of Christmas cards to be prepared for the upcoming season. Hand made cards are wonderful to receive.

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Sep 17, 2009

World Card Making Day- Stamp Out Breast Cancer

World Card Making Day gives everyone the opportunity to join Ann Craig and friends for a fun, creative day of stamping hand crafted cards.

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Jul 27, 2009

Three Bright Christmas Cards

Traditional Christmas colours - Red and Green turn to Riding Hood and Kiwi - for fun and bright cards.

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Jun 25, 2009

Collage Stamping Enhances Background Papers For Scrap Pages

Use the collage stamping technique to customize backing papers for your scrap pages. It's easy and fun.

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Jun 08, 2009

Create This Scrap Page Using Bleach, Embossed Images And Crystal Effects

Create unique embellishments for your scrap page using a combination of embossing, bleaching and crystal effects

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May 31, 2009

Stamp Camp - Christmas in July - register now!

Join the Christmas In July Stamp Camp to get a running start on your handmade Christmas cards this year. Make 10 card. Extra packs available on the day to take home and complete at your leisure.

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May 30, 2009

Dreams du Jour

I only used the Dreams du Jour stamp set for this card, it is so versitle. I have used Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Almost

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May 30, 2009

Birthday Card

Photo downloaded to computer from camera. Pink, amethyst, celery and vanilla card stock used. Stamps used are from Stampin' Up!. - Pocket Silhouettes,

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May 10, 2009

distINKtive designs Stampers Team Newsletter may 09

distINKtive designs team news, and new challenge for team members

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May 08, 2009

Enter These Competitions Or Join A Creative Challenge

Do you love a competition or creative challenge? New to this site - Monthly competitions with prizes and creative challenges to test your individuality. Join the fun.

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May 08, 2009

My Invitation To You To Add Your Paper And Stamping Ideas And Examples

Add your examples and see your work on the world wide web. Just find a relevant page and upload your work, it is that easy.

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May 08, 2009

Cards For Kids Are Fun And Easy To Create Using A Variety Of Stamping Techniques

Create a variety of cards for kids using blender pens, inks and rubber stamps. Add a little bling to the girlie cards with dazzling diamonds.

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May 07, 2009

A Fabulous Scrapbook Promo This Month - Join Stampin' Up For Just $150

Our fabulous scrapbook promo will leave you asking "where can I sign up?" Products and catalogues are included, so read the article for further details.

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Apr 29, 2009

Hugging You Better

This card is made for a little girl who has undergone 3 Open Heart surgeries in the past 3 years and has just had surgery on her lungs - I wanted it

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Apr 29, 2009

Submit Your Ideas And Photos To Be Displayed With These Techniques.

Here you'll find a list of topics that allow you to submit your work for inclusion on this website. Find your favourite technique listed, and send us and the world your best work.

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Apr 28, 2009

Share Your Creative Faux Stitching Papercrafts.

Do you have a great project that uses Faux Stitching? Upload a photo and description and join a community of sharing crafters.

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Apr 28, 2009

Faux Stitching Is A Viable Alternative On Cards And Scrap Pages

Faux stitching helps you create an incredible illusion on cards and scrap pages. They'll think you've been busy with the sewing machine! See how it is done.

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Apr 25, 2009

Rock n Roll Stamped Images For Clever Box Embellishments

Add clever embellishment to your Origami Boxes using the Rock n Roll technique with your stamped motifs. Then add sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds and a glue pen

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Apr 16, 2009

Create Lovely Cards Using Silhouette Style Rubber Stamps

Create cards and scrap pages with a difference. Use silhouette style rubber stamps then experiment widely with your backgrounds. It's easy, fun and suitable for all ages.

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Apr 16, 2009

Use A Stampin Around Wheel To Create A Neighborhood Card

Using a Stampin Around Wheel gives you endless possibilities to create quick and effective cards. Colour with watercolours, markers or make 3-D versions. Great fun and easy to do.

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