Something new I’m doing with my Merry Stampers Team of SU! demonstrators this year is hosting Creative Challenges by Mail. It’s another fun way for us to do what we do best…inspire, create, and share with one another. It also gives us another avenue for sharing with you our customers great project ideas, color combinations, card layouts, and more.
I send everyone who signs up to participate in the challenge the same set of limited supplies which they in turn use to create a card. The are just 2 rules that must be followed. 1) They must use at least some of each of the SU! products I’ve sent them. 2) Any additional items used in their card creation must be current SU! products only.
This is what I mailed for the June Creative Challenge by Mail: A 5 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Nature’s Poem DSP (Either side can be used); 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ card stock samples in Shaded Spruce, Grapefruit Grove, and Soft Suede; 1 Leaves Trinket; 8″ Nature’s Twine; and 2″ Burlap Ribbon.
Now take a look at the cards my team members created. I’m always amazed when I receive their challenge cards. No two are alike, and all are unique and wonderful in their own way.
Which card is your favorite? Everyone on our team (whether they participate in the challenge or not) can cast an anonymous vote with me for their favorite card. The creator of the winning card, wins ALL the card submissions and a SU! gift from me. I also draw a random winner from the other participants to win a SU! gift from me as well as the card I created using the same supplies used in the challenge. (I don’t enter my card in the challenge.) It’s all so much fun!
Debby Price’s octopus card was voted overall favorite card. I’ll be mailing her all these wonderful cards and a package of Leaves Trinket Embellishments. Jenny Gilbert was the random winner who will receive 12 cut and scored card stock bases in Shaded Spruce, Grapefruit Grove, and Soft Suede plus the card I created shown below which the team did not see until I announced the winner of the challenge. I figure I can challenge myself just as I do my team. Best part of all these challenges is the sharing with each other and with our own downlines and customers.
I want to remind you of the fabulous Designer Series Paper promotion going on right now. Stampin’ Up! has selected 10 Designer Series Paper packs (including Nature’s Poem used in the cards above) for its Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion through the end of the month. You can mix and match, and there is no limit to the number of free DSP packs you can get.
Could you use a little creative inspiration and sharing of ideas? Do you like the opportunity to win prizes? Please consider joining my Merry Stampers team. I guarantee you’ll have fun and make many new friends. Join my team this month and get 10 Stampin’ Pads FREE. That’s right choose a Stampin’ Pad Family with the purchase of your 100% customizable Starter Kit. This is truly one of the very best recruiting promotions I’ve seen in my nearly 10 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. You also get FREE shipping on your Starter. Contact me or visit my website to learn more about the Stampin’ Up! opportunity. There is no further obligation, but I’d love to have you stay and interact with our team! SU! is trying to recruit 5,000 new demonstrators worldwide THIS month. I’d like to see YOU among that 5,000.