Butterfly Beauty Closure Card

It was fun to be back in my routine doing another Online Paper Crafting Class via Facebook Live this past Wednesday. I was super excited to share an updated version of my Dragonfly Closure Card that I featured back on April 6, 2018. So I used current products this time: the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper and Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and shared how to adapt that same technique to this wider butterfly die that is available now. Making the front of the card a bit narrower than the base is the trick! See how the wings extend beyond?

I then uploaded the recorded version of my Facebook Live video to my YouTube channel (since I know not everyone is ON Facebook). Be sure to watch the video (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), check out the products list below, scroll through the close-up photos, and then let me know if you have any questions.

OH! I also shared peeks of some new 2019 Holiday Catalog products debuting on September 4 that I received on Stampin’ Up!’s Greek Isles Incentive Trip. So you’ll want to view this video just for that reason alone.

I hope you enjoyed the card I made in this video! And I hope you enjoyed seeing all the product peeks. Below are measurements and close-up photos.

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Basic Black Cardstock
    • 3” x 4” scrap for die-cutting butterfly
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock
    • 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” and folded in half for card base…a 1/2” by 4-1/4” section is then removed from both the right and left of the card front so the front flap is 4-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Perennial Essence Designer Paper
    • 4” x 3-1/8”
    • 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
    • 3” x 4” scrap of pink for die-cutting butterfly
    • Scrap of green for punching a leaf
  • Vellum Cardstock
    • Scrap for punching a leaf

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a new version of the closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Below are photos of two Dragonfly Closure Cards I made and shared back on April 6, 2018.  The wing span isn’t as wide, so the front of the card doesn’t have to be altered to bring the Classic Label Punch slot in further as in the card with the butterfly above.

Click here to see a newer version of this closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a newer version of this closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a newer version of this closure card using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, the Classic Label Punch, the Perennial Essence Designer Paper, the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Watch my video so you can see all my tips and tricks and get the step-by-step directions (& see peeks at upcoming new products)! You’ll also be able to access measurements, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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A PEEK AT AUGUST’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The August 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (available August 1st and purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. This coordinating product will allow us to turn our Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way! Click here to see Natalie White share more about the August 2019 kit and the add-on option. Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede
Click here to get your subscription started by August 10th for this next kit.

Sign up by August 10th to get this next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! The August 2019 kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. #onestopbox #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

BONUS DAYS ARE BACK
Bonus Days are back! And that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31. Click here for more information. Click here to learn more how to redeem your code/s in August.

Bonus Days is back! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our July projects that each feature one of the new bundles or suites in the new catalog are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.

Stampin’ Anonymous Tutorials contain 6 EXCLUSIVE "better than flat" projects (fun fold cards or 3-D items) created by myself and 5 other talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Place an order in the month of July, and get this bundle for free! Or choose the option to purchase any of the bundles for just $9.95. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

EXTRA, EXTRA!
From July 1 until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). Yep! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st. Click here for more information.

Get an extra $30 in free product with your starter kit July 1 – August 31, 2019. Then get an addition $10 coupon code to redeem on an order the following month! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Plus you will be a part of my Stampers With ART community and receive discounts on future orders!!

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ANNUAL MAGNET CARD SALE
Do you love Stamp-n-Storage products? I do! And I use the magnet card system for storing my dies. So naturally I was elated to see that they are having a sale on them.

NEW CLUB FORMING SOON!
Do you find that you order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month? Do you want to get perks for those monthly orders? I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will kick off in less than a month, and we are looking for more members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up.

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Several Photos from Our Greek Isles Trip (part 2)

It’s been an interesting week so far since I got back from the Greek Isles Incentive Trip. It was difficult to get my body clock adjusted to Central Time and get back into my normal routine. Then within the last 24 hours we have discovered that my husband has pneumonia and my youngest is also ill…in fact too ill to follow through with his hernia surgery that was scheduled for this morning. I hated putting it off initially because I of my travels, and now I’m sad that it will take place even later as I was hoping he’d have plenty of time to heal before school starts up again. Thank you to all of you who watched my Facebook Live yesterday (which I will share here on my blog on Saturday) and have sent your well wishes and prayers Luke’s way. I’ll keep you posted.

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Today I hope to give you LOTS of creative inspiration in one post. I am sharing more photos from the Greek Isles Incentive Trip…photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators. I’ve watermarked photos of the individual swaps/gifts to give credit to the demonstrator that I got it from. Click here to see the card I used as my swap. In fact you may even be able to spot it in one of the swap board photos below.

SWAP BOARDS

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

SOME SWAPS I RECEIVED

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com
Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

GIFTS/CARDS FROM A FEW DEMONSTRATORS

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Photos of the swap boards, several of the swaps I received, and photos of a couple gifts I was given by fellow demonstrators during the 2019 Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I feel pretty blessed to have brought home all these creative ideas. ❤️

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

To those of you that were waiting on your product shares due to backordered products,…you should have your products by now.

Product Shares from the 2019-20 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Product Shares from the 2019-20 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Product Shares from the 2019-20 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I mailed the remainder of them out on Tuesday morning.

Again I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. I’ve never experienced that sort of wait before. The delays from backordered products caused me more stress than I expected. So I have to admit I am unsure if I will offer product shares for the upcoming 2019 Holiday Catalog, If you participated in my shares, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Do you love Stamp-n-Storage products? I do! And I use the magnet card system for storing my dies. So naturally I was elated to see that they are having a sale on them.

Annual Magnet Card Sale – July 18-22

– All Magnet Cards (5×7, 6×7, 8×7 and 8.5×11) are 20% off.
– Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in limited quantities and are 20% off.
– Stamp-n-Die Bundles are also 20% off.
– Sale starts 7/18/19 at 4pm (CST) and ends Monday, 7/22/19 at 11:59pm (CST). 

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’ll share the last of my trip photos (part 3) on Sunday. Thanks for checking out what I had to share today.

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A PEEK AT AUGUST’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The August 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (available August 1st and purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. This coordinating product will allow us to turn our Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way! Click here to see Natalie White share more about the August 2019 kit and the add-on option. Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede
Click here to get your subscription started by August 10th for this next kit.

Sign up by August 10th to get this next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! The August 2019 kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. #onestopbox #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

BONUS DAYS ARE BACK
Bonus Days are back! And that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31. Click here for more information. Click here to learn more how to redeem your code/s in August.

Bonus Days is back! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our July projects that each feature one of the new bundles or suites in the new catalog are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.

Stampin’ Anonymous Tutorials contain 6 EXCLUSIVE "better than flat" projects (fun fold cards or 3-D items) created by myself and 5 other talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Place an order in the month of July, and get this bundle for free! Or choose the option to purchase any of the bundles for just $9.95. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

EXTRA, EXTRA!
From July 1 until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). Yep! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st. Click here for more information.

Get an extra $30 in free product with your starter kit July 1 – August 31, 2019. Then get an addition $10 coupon code to redeem on an order the following month! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Plus you will be a part of my Stampers With ART community and receive discounts on future orders!!

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Several Photos from Our Greek Isles Trip (part 1)

It’s been a few days since I’ve shared. I forgot how much time unpacking, catching up on mail and email, and adjusting my body clock (sleeping a lot!) takes.

My sister and I returned from our travels late Sunday night. And what an amazing trip it was! After our Rome, Positano, and Capri adventures, we were spoiled by Stampin’ Up! on our adventures during the Royal Caribbean cruise of the Greek Isles – the 2019 Incentive Trip that I earned thanks to so many of you!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We boarded the Jewel of the Seas ship on Sunday, July 7. This was a day of settling in, exploring…

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

…and catching up with friends. (Speaking of friends…I have SOOOoooo many photos from this trip that I decided to do a separate post soon sharing photos that I took with so many of them. The photos today are mainly about our adventures.) Here I am with Silvia Werner, Melissa Pauli and Jenni Pauli (friends from Germany) having some laughs before “setting sail.”

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Stampin’ Up! hosts a morning event the first day at sea. We hear the latest news, get to see demonstrations of new products,…

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

…and get that new catalog in our hot little hands. This 2019 Holiday Catalog will debut September 4! Below you’ll find photos of all the new goodies (that include several of these new products) I received throughout the cruise. Yes! Stampin’ Up! gives us pillow gifts every day of the trip. By the time we have to pack to go home we need another suitcase!

The 2019 Holiday Catalog debuts September 4, 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I got together with Melissa Alvarez, Dawn Griffith and Wendy Cranford from my Stampin’ Anonymous team that afternoon on Monday, July 8 to swap and visit by the pool. Renee enjoyed relaxing by another pool during this time.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And then my sister and I did some more exploring of the ship. We found this pretty glittery wall and HAD to take a selfie in front of it.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We were at port in Santorini on Tuesday, July 9. Renee and I were with Kay & Steve Kalthoff, Jackie and Rachel Bultje, and Kathy and Bill Morgan. And our tour guide took us to see the best sites!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Of course we had to take photos of it all. Here is that famous blue domed church.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our tour guide took us up to this high point so we could see a spectacular view of the island. (I’m sporting my new hat that I got for only 15 euro in Capri.)

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We experienced a wine tasting at the Hatzidakis Vineyard.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And then we saw the Akrotiri Ruins – ruins that are still be excavated. It was an amazing day!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

On Wednesday, July 10 we were in port at Mykonos. Our group of six (we were with Lynn Feldkamp, Shawn Perez, Carol Valentine and her sister, Joyce) had a relaxing day together. Our guide, Angelos from Private Angel Tours took us around the island so we could see the beauty and learn about some of the history.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We spent almost 3 hours of our time relaxing on Super Paradise Beach and swimming in the crystal clear (and super blue!) waters of the Mediterranean.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And we ended our tour with a late seafood lunch by another beach.

On Thursday, July 11 we were exploring again. This time we were in port in Athens with a much larger group. And our tour guide took us to see the Acropolis where saw the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike, and more. It was amazing!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

AND it was wall-to-wall people there. Thank goodness the weather was a bit cooler this day and we were one of the first groups to get in an out before it got too crazy.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We also stopped at the stadium where the first modern Olympics was held in1896 (1503 years after the original games ended in Olympia). And we stopped at the Parliament building where we watched the changing of the guards.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

On Friday, July 12 our ship was in port at Katakolon. Here our tour took us to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games held 776 BC – 393 AD. We walked around the site, raced each other on the actual stadium grounds, and saw the amazing artifacts in the museum.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We did a little shopping in the port before getting back on the ship. Renee and I bought some fun purses. And I indulged myself with one more gelato at Maniera Gelateria. And oh my word!… The dark chocolate/ginger/orange flavor was THE best!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

That was the last of our stops.
We didn’t want to get back on the ship and lingered on the dock as long as we could.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Again, I’ll share more photos of all the friends (old and new) in another blog post soon, because that is a HUGE part of the fun – sharing these adventures with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and staff. But I had to slip in the rest of these as they recap our last part of the cruise.

Every evening we dined with these marvelous people: Tracy and Robert Penn from Victoria, Australia, Barb and Gary Tripps from British Columbia, Canada and Zahra and Rahim Premji from Ontario, Canada. We took this photo on Friday night after our last day in port.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Tracy and Zahra talked us into joining them for dancing after dinner that night. What a blast that was!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The ship was at sea all day on Saturday, July 13th. So I made sure I had taken all my photos of swaps and new products (which I will also share with you soon!) and gathered up all the unique candies (containers are filled to the top every day!) to take home to my boys. I also introduced Renee to Shelli Gardner, the co-founder of Stampin’ Up! and her husband Sterling.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Later that evening we enjoyed visiting and saying our good-byes at the pool-side Stampin’ Up! farewell party.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We were sad to go because we had such a fabulous time. But we definitely missed our families and couldn’t wait to see them.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here are photos of all the items Stampin’ Up! gave me – pillow gifts, all attendee give-aways, and prizes. Most of the products are new from the 2019 Holiday Catalog which will debut September 4!

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And the rest are bags, logo merchandise, and other treasures. So I am now officially spoiled.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I will forever cherish this special time I had with my sister. It was an amazing adventure. Renee and I truly had the time of our lives.

My sister and I had a great time on the Greek Isles Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2019! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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A PEEK AT AUGUST’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The August 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (available August 1st and purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. This coordinating product will allow us to turn our Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way! Click here to see Natalie White share more about the August 2019 kit and the add-on option. Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede
Click here to get your subscription started by August 10th for this next kit.

Sign up by August 10th to get this next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! The August 2019 kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits.   #onestopbox #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

BONUS DAYS ARE BACK
Bonus Days are back! And that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31. Click here for more information. Click here to learn more how to redeem your code/s in August.

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BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our July projects that each feature one of the new bundles or suites in the new catalog are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.

Stampin’ Anonymous Tutorials contain 6 EXCLUSIVE "better than flat" projects (fun fold cards or 3-D items) created by myself and 5 other talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Place an order in the month of July, and get this bundle for free! Or choose the option to purchase any of the bundles for just $9.95. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

EXTRA, EXTRA!
From July 1 until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). Yep! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st. Click here for more information.

Get an extra $30 in free product with your starter kit July 1 – August 31, 2019. Then get an addition $10 coupon code to redeem on an order the following month! #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Plus you will be a part of my Stampers With ART community and receive discounts on future orders!!

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