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How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping

How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping

Does this sound like you?

  • You’re just NUTTY when it comes to creating your own cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafted items!
  • You’d rather rubber stamp than have a manicure, sip coffee with a friend or read the latest thriller by Stephen King.
  • You’ve got oodles of cash invested in wooden and rubber images, stamp pads and paper😚
  • Your significant other is considering a KonMari intervention for your craft room!

If you answered yes even once, you’ll be excited to hear YES, you CAN earn cool hard cash from your passion for rubber stamping. Let me tell you how.

But maybe you want to see today’s project first?

#simplestamping with the Happy Tails Bundle

How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping Making CUTE Cards

I designed this simple card with the Happy Tails bundle to show three levels of stamping with my team, the Kreative Kanucks. This one uses only Happy Tails stamps, ink and paper along with the Dog Builder punch for a fun design anyone would love. I’ll show you the three levels throughout this post.

While we stamped, we chatted about why we join Stampin’ Up! And maybe more importantly, why we stay.

Here are some of the reasons:

  • earn money for family vacations
  • be part of / build a community of crafters
  • make something pretty
  • contribute to the household income
  • share my love of crafting with others
  • keep busy while my spouse works away
  • get together with friends
  • pay a few bills
  • work with the best rubber stamping company out there
  • earn a trip
  • get a discount on my stamp supplies

See those ones in there about making money? Those are not only dreams, they are reality. While there are a few other ways to earn like selling your artwork and greeting cards, or designing for rubber stamp companies, perhaps the easiest way is to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 17 years. And for the last two years, I am happy to consider it my full time career. I DO make money with this art form. I DO contribute to our household income. And I DO love to welcome others who want to make money with it too.

Sign up now and become a Kreative Kanuck.

Step It Up #1

Here’s the first step up for you! Pretty much an identical card but with stitched hearts cut into the card front. And that cute trail of paws wandering along the edge? It’s on the right edge this time.

Let Me Tell You How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping

So how does it work when you join Stampin’ Up!? You

  1. find $135 dollars worth of product you LOVE in any of the current catalogues (as if that’s a problem for ANY of us!)
  2. join an established team, like my Kreative Kanucks
  3. anxiously await your Starter Kit which includes your $135 of selected goodies (see 1 above😉) plus Business Builder items like customer order forms and catalogues which take about a week to arrive
  4. plan a fun get together with friends to stamp and show them super cute and fun projects they could make at home
  5. start to ring up some earnings

How Much Can I Earn?

Your first level of earnings is 20% of all your sales. With just a few get togethers under your belt, you quickly move to 25% with lots of opportunity for making more money.

Yes there are minimum quarterly requirements. All it takes is about one event per month and you’ve got that covered. Events are WHATEVER you want them to be. Stamp clubs, card making classes, home parties, online events, day retreats, fundraisers, stamping BINGOs, coffee get togethers…

The best part is YOU decide what you want to do.

And YOU decide HOW much you want to earn.

Step It Up #2

Let’s take a peek at the last, and most involved, project with the Happy Tails bundle amped up with the Be Mine Stitched framelits. Same colours, same overall design but a few more details to add interest.

How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping and Doing What You LOVE!

This one even has some heat embossing on vellum to add a sheen to our greeting and paw

Let's Chat About How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping

There’s a fun interior to this card too.

How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping and Doing What You LOVE!

More Reasons to Join

So just like there are three versions of this card to appeal to different types and levels of stampers, there’s many reasons to join Stampin’ Up! One of the best is to earn money from something you love doing.

Another fabulous reason? You could get all the items to make our first #simplestamping card in your Starter Kit. These supplies are so cute for card making and just ideal for getting a jump start on your business.

Yes, I’d like to earn moola too by becoming a Stampin’ Up! demo.

How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping
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It's THIS Easy! How to Earn Money from Rubber Stamping

So the next time you’re sitting down in your stamp room considering how to indulge your love of creating and not feel like you’re burdening the family budget? Think about this.

How to earn money from rubber stamping IS a real possibility and I’d love to help you do that – email me at [email protected]

Seasonal Wreath Christmas Card Idea

I know – I said I was done with festive cards for this year, but you’d be missing out if I didn’t share this seasonal wreath Christmas card idea.  It was designed by one of my Kreative Kanuck friends, Paula for a swap at our last stamping party. 

 

And seeing as it’s Front & Centre Friday just a few days before Christmas, I thought is was the perfect time to showcase it!  

 

Isn’t it beautiful?

 

Seasonal Wreath Card Idea to make for the Holidays

 

Seasonal Wreath Christmas Card Idea

 

What’s not to love about Paula’s design?

 

  • a pretty watercolored wash background
  • the wash of Frost White shimmer paint over the fussy cut and embossed wreath (shem must have known I was going to feature embossing folders this week!)
  • super sparkly red glimmer paper greeting with a Real Red shadow
  • the perfectly placed red rhinestone berries on the wreath

 

Let’s take a little bit closer peek.

 

I LOVE this Seasonal Wreath Card Idea Using Frost White Shimmer Paint

 

The Seasonal Wreath embossing folder is a bit of a sleeper in the Annual Catalogue I think. Tucked away on page 223, it’s simply beautiful.

 

I used it a few weeks ago for this ultra quick and easy festive card.  

 

And did you notice Paula also embossed her envelope?

 

Embossed & Painted Seasonal Wreath Card Idea

 

Paula’s celebrated 8 years as part of my Kreative Kanucks family this fall and always has lovely ideas to share.  Here’s another one of her designs for our challenge at our last get together.

 

 

Again, what a pretty and fun way to share your love of stamping and paper crafting during the holiday season.  (And she won the challenge by the way!)

 

What I absolutely love about being part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  

 

  • Developing friendships like the one I share with Paula and the rest of the Kanucks.
  • Being constantly inspired by the fabulous creativity in this great group of ladies.
  • Having friends who “get it”, who really understand this passion for creating beautiful handmade things.
  • Sharing, sharing, sharing.  Of ideas, concerns, celebrations, questions, milestones…you name it, it’s up for chatter!

 

There’s lots of other benefits too you can read about in this other post.  Give me a shout to chat about how YOU can become part of this family too. 

 

While you’re mulling over whether you want to join the Stampin’ Up! family as part of my team, keep crafting!  

 

Here’s everything you’ll need to design one of these pretty cards at home.  Psst…before you order the Seasonal Wreath embossing folder, click on over to my Facebook Group to see Steal of  Deal until December 23rd!

 

 

Seasonal Wreath Christmas Card Idea

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Seasonal Wreath Card Idea to Make

 

If you need a pretty ornament for your tree, Paula’s mason jar lid decoration might be just the thing. 

 

Or if you still need a super special card for a loved one, take another peek at this gorgeous seasonal wreath Christmas card idea.

Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow!

Get out your Annual catalogue, paper and pen – Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow!

You won’t want to miss out on this perfect opportunity to stock up on all your Stampin’ Up! faves!

There will be three, 48-hour sales, which will feature two product categories at a time (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!

Here are the dates to remember:  they can’t be combined, so make sure to plan ahead!

online extravaganza starts tomorrow

 

There are a few exclusions to this deal you can print off here.

I’ll be stocking up on my adhesives and embellishments for sure.  And I’ve had my eye on a couple stamps sets too.  Plus I think there’s a punch or two I don’t yet have.  And…(you get the idea!)

Shop in my online store now!

Enjoy your shopping weekend and hope you get some paper crafting done too. After all with Online Extravaganza starting tomorrow, you might be so excited you’ll be heading to your craft supplies right now!  

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

I want to show you the ULTRA key-yute Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  My friend and fellow demonstrator Trudy made this SO SWEET treat for our last Kreative Kanucks stamping party to swap with everyone else! 

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

You may have missed this fun bundle in the catalogue (pssst, you can find it on page 35) It’s perfect for so many occasions where you want to give a little goodie.  And since it’s a bundle, you get to save 10%!

Here’s a peek at the bundle and framelits, including that cute little tag.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Trudy filled her Treat Time bundle with Garden Impressions designer series paper with a Peppermint Pattie (I’m really having a challenge not ripping it open!🙃.  But there are ALL kinds of things you could put in here.  Individual candies?  Lip balm? A mini chocolate bar?  A small hand cream?  

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

What would you use it for?  

  • Maybe you’d make it as a tiny birthday gift?  
  • What about just a thinking of you for a friend under the weather?
  • Or a thank you for your dinner hostess?

Here are a couple other ideas from Stampin’ Up! while you’re mulling over all the possibilities.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Isn’t it versatile?  Hearts, ice cream cones, scalloped edging, simply curved tops.  So no more measuring, scoring and fussy cutting.  The framelits do all the work for you. It cuts and scores with one swipe through the Big Shot.  BONUS!

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Here are a few things to note about Trudy’s treat.

  • She matched her sentiment to the background of her main patterned paper, Night of Navy
  • The tiny piece of Linen Thread ties the tag through one of the holes in the scalloped strip
  • A sponge tapped into Night of Navy colours the edges of the tag so it’s not so stark white

To make this project yourself, here are all the supplies Trudy used.  Why not pick them up today to make your own special treats for someone special?

 

With Halloween coming up, why not make one of these as a fun treat for those scary little witches and Sponge Bob’s coming your way in a few weeks?  

And while you’re thinking about Hallowe’en, have you seen my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown ideas?  See them all with a click of your mouse.

But maybe Halloween isn’t your thing? In that case, let’s take a final look at Trudy’s swap.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

How about using the Treat Time bundle with Garden Impressions designer series paper, or any of our other patterned papers for quick, sweet and simple favours? 

Handmade Congratulations Card with the Colour Your Season Bundle

Here’s a handmade congratulations card with the Colour Your Season bundle. 

I wanted a special card for one of my friends and Stampin’ Up! teammates, Trudy.  Trudy’s in my Kreative Kanucks Kommunity and she recently promoted. YAY Trudy! 

If you look at the card, do you have any guesses what her new title might be?  (Pssst…check at the bottom and I’ll tell you😋)

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

I had fun designing this handmade congratulations card with the Colour Your season bundle specifically with Trudy in mind. (Well, technically it’s the Blended Season bundle, but both names work! 😙)

A splashy congrats across the front, girly details in Berry Burst and silver glimmer paper and a fab stitched label on a square card.  To make it even more personalized, I brush lettered Trudy’s name on a handmade envelope and added some glitzy rhinestones. 

Take another peek.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Have YOU ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?  

Besides the immediate 20% discount on every single one of your crafting supplies, what other reasons might there be to join in the fun?  How about…

  • Getting to see, preorder and play with all the latest products and supplies before anyone else?
  • Earning moola for your household bills, a family trip or just a “bit of fun” money?
  • Being rewarded for doing what you love – stamping, creating and paper crafting?
  • Meeting new papercrafting friends across Canada and the world?
  • Being in control and building your own business, your way and according to your own schedule?
  • Attending fun events and winning new – and exclusive – prizes?

Trudy and I, along with Marilyn, another gal in our team are headed to Orlando in November.  We’re going to help celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary  – in the Magic Kingdom!  How cool is that?  

While we’re there, I know we’ll also be stamping, laughing, swapping (cards), picking up business tips and tricks, winning prizes and learning from top demonstrators across the world.  It will be a ball!

Interested?  You can come along with us too.  By joining now, you can also take part in the fun.

 

But let’s get back to Trudy’s card so I can give you some tips to make it for yourself.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Handmade Congratulations Card with the Colour Your Season Bundle Tips and Tricks

  • Centre your stitched label on your Shimmery White panel and run through the Big Shot.  Bonus!  You will be able to see the stitching lines both around the label and around the cut out die piece
  • Wrap your metallic edged ribbon around the Shimmery White panel before adhering it to the Berry Burst
  • Die cut a few swirls and leaves, some in silver glimmer and some in Berry Burst to glue to the back of your raised label BEFORE you adhere it to the card
  • To get the 3D effect, raise your smaller Shimmery White label on dimensionals directly over where you cut it out.  You’ll see two lines of stitching showing.
  • Create your word shadow by running your die through the Big Shot twice, once in Berry Burst and once in silver glimmer paper then glue it together so the pink peeks out
  • Add your glimmer flower last with a dimensional and give it a clear faceted gem centre

And let’s not forget the inside.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

  • Stamp your sentiment on a Shimmery White scrap in Versamark and sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat
  • Run through the Big Shot with the smallest sized label then glue on more flowers and leaves in behind
  • Use a Stampin’ Dimensional to get a raised, and slightly shadowed, appearance

Would you love to get congratulations cards like this too?  Or maybe other prizes and rewards?  Why not grab your own kit now to become a Kreative Kanuck too?

Trudy also received a little gift to help her celebrate.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Like these stitched labels?  See another more summery card I made for another member of my team, Jennifer.  It shows another great way to use them.

Do you think these labels and stamps deserve a spot in your collection of paper crafting supplies?  The Colour Your Season bundle won’t be around for much longer, so click on the image to get yours before they’re gone!

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Coming together with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators is one of the best parts of what I do.   Sharing a common love of crafting, and Stampin’ Up! products, learning and having fun together and celebrating when one of us achieves a goal?   That’s special. 

And when I can create handmade congratulations with the Colour Your Season bundle, or any other sets and bundles, to celebrate a friend’s achievement to a Silver status, that’s the cherry on top.

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