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April 27, 2012

New $125 Demonstrator Starter Kit from May 1

I am excited to announce that beginning May 1, Stampin' Up! is offering a fully customizable Starter Kit for new demonstrators at a new lower price of $125! This will give you the perfect start to your business--your way! I welcome new demonstrators from all across Canada, not only Vancouver!

When you join my Stampin' Up! family, you can customize your kit with any of our current high-quality products--you can choose any Stampin' Up! products up to $155 for just $125!

There are no longer any products in the kit that you MUST take, you choose anything that you want!
You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $75) to create a kit with a total value of $230 that still ships for FREE and is tax free!


Joining will be quick and straight forward, sign-up online at my website and start ordering right away.

PLUS, the new annual catalogue is right around the corner which means as a Demonstrator we can pre-order new items starting in May!

I would love to have you join my team of amazing demonstrators in my exclusive group, Stampers Without Borders.
Please contact me if you have any questions or attend one of my monthly Q&A evenings.
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April 26, 2012

Fox and Friends Waterfall

Fox and Friends Waterfall Card by Ida Chan
Fox and Friends Waterfall Card by Ida ChanThis month's 3D technique club features a fun fold. This technique was requested by one of our members a few months ago. I will be featuring the fun waterfall fold.
As part of my retiring stamp set list countdown, I'm trying to use as many retiring stamps as possible. This project we will be using the Fox and Friends set as well as Under the Stars set.

Do you have a favourite stamp set that is retiring?

My 3D technique club is tonight at 7:30pm - 9:30pm. This is a bit of a late posting but I'd like to let you know that I can do classes upon request. If you'd like to make this month's 3D projects, let me know and I can schedule an evening of crafting just for you. Fee for this class is $12 or free if you join the 8 month 3D club.

To learn more about my 3D technique club and other clubs that I offer, visit the clubs page. 
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April 25, 2012

70% off discounts and more retiring items

Stampin' Up! Retiring products 2012

Just released is the list of retiring Stampin' Up! accessories. Some items are discounted at 70% off and will be available while supplies last until May 31, 2012.

You can place an order directly through me or go to my website and have it shipped right to your door!
When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed.

This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.The Firm Foam pads offer better ink pad longetivity and ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. Fear not that these colors will be retiring!
In addition, please note the following about the new catalog:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)  
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections
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April 23, 2012

Big Shot hot air balloon art and card class

Paper hot air balloon 3D project by Ida Chan, Stampin Up! VancouverThe reveal! If you guessed hot air balloon, you're correct!!

The gift and card project for the month of May will be creating this cute hot air balloon popart along with a coordinating card! Hot air balloons have become such a cute and fun trend recently and I've finally hopped on their bandwagon.

This card is a case I saw from pictures taken at the Stampin' Up! Leadership 2012 conference. I had this project in mind for quite sometime and I'm so happy I finally got a chance to make it and now I get to teach it as a class.

I hope you can join my excitement!
The coordinating card we will making is a swap I received from Monica Chan last year from convention. Thank you for a wonderful swap card Monica!

Cost: FREE with a $30+ order placed that day OR pay a $20 flat fee!

All supplies included except for picture frame.
Please bring your own adhesives.

Upcoming Dates:
Thu. May. 24, 2012 7pm - 9pm
Sat. May 26, 2012 10am - 12noon

I also ship project kits to anywhere in Canada!

And a big thank you to all who participated in the project guessing challenge! As an added surprise bonus to all who submitted guesses, you will receive $5 off this class!

Please join me again for future fun and easy blog challenges.

Paper hot air balloon 3D project by Ida Chan, Stampin Up! VancouverPaper hot air balloon 3D project by Ida Chan, Stampin Up! Vancouver

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April 21, 2012

Sneak Peek of popart class in May

May 3D project by Ida Chan, Stampin' Up! demonstrator VancouverWe all love sneak peeks don't we? I don't mean to tease but I also can't wait to reveal this cute and gorgeous project! This project will be offered in May on a number of days (May 11, 15, 16, 19). In the meantime, check back in the next couple of days for this update.

What do you think this project is? Anyone who makes the correct guess by commenting on this post before I make the reveal will receive this class for free!

So don't be shy and start those guesses! Limit 2 guesses per person. The guessing game is open to anyone in Canada (Yes, I ship classes across Canada). You may email your guesses to

While you're anxiously waiting for the reveal, don't forget to check out the list of retiring stamp sets. We have less than 2 months left to get these stamps before they are gone forever!

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April 15, 2012

Growing Green Retiring Stamp Set

With today's release of the Stampin' Up! Stamp Set Retiring List, I start today as my countdown to bid farewell to these sets. To start the clock off here is a card I crafted today using 3 retiring sets.

I watercolored the leaves and the rose with Stampin' Up! Watercolor crayons.

Today I tried to use as many retired stampsets in one card as I can. For this card, I used the following stamp sets:
Growing Green
Fifth Avenue Floral
Style Beautiful

The retiring list has an extensive list of stamp sets that will be sold until May 30, 2012. Get them now before they are gone forever.

View the retiring list here.
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Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Stampin' Up! Just released the list of retiring stampsets! Make sure you get them before they are gone forever after May31! Click on the link or picture below for the complete stampset list.

Stampin' Up! Retiring list
Stampin' Up! retiring list 2012

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012. Retiring accessories and Stampin' Up! Décor Elements (this line is being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last. BE SURE TO ORDER EARLY!

PLEASE REMEMBER that the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog will be released June 1, 2012, a month earlier than in the past. The good news is that with so many stamp sets retiring, the new catalog will be loaded with new products!

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER! We already KNOW that the 2010-2012 In Colors (Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade) will be retiring. Order these products NOW, BEFORE April 25th so that you are sure to get them BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! Items to consider:

2011-12 Ink Pads
2011-12 Reinkers
2011-12 Cardstock
2011-12 Stampin' Write Markers
2011-12 Glimmer Brads
2011-12 Paper Slab

ALL Designer Papers (every design retires, not just the ones with the old In Colors!) Pin It now!

April 13, 2012

Paper Pin Wheel card

After watching a disappointing Game 2 Canucks playoff, I had to cheer myself up with some cardmaking. Something quick and simple to fix the disappointment.

Paper pin wheels! who knew!? They're super easy to craft and looks so darling cute on a card!
What a great way to cheer me up!! Wish big!! Our Vancouver Canucks can come thru!

Want to learn more quick and easy cards?
Join me in my quick and easy 5 minute card club!
we meet every last Wednesday and Thursday each month. I'm also available upon request! Visit my club page now to find out more as well as other clubs I offer.

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April 11, 2012

Stampin' Up! Wedding invitations

I have received several requests to post wedding invitation card samples. Today I am posting just a partial sample of a wedding invitation proof I handmade earlier this year for a couple from Vancouver.

The best thing to put on wedding invitations, in my opinion is lots of texture! There's no better way of doing this by using the Big Shot embossing folders. Embossing adds depth and details to cards.

On another note: Stampin' Up! is releasing the retiring stampset list early from this year onwards. I will be posting this list on April 15. Be sure to check out this list because it shows all the stampsets that will be retiring after June 30. Don't miss out those stampsets that's been on your wishlist for the last little while. Once it's gone, it's gone forever!

If you are interested in customized Stampin' Up! invitations, visit my wedding page here to see how I can help you.

Save the date: Open House May 19

I'll be having a catalog retiring Open House event on May 19 from 10am-1pm. I'll be featuring things on the retiring list and accessories that are priced to be cleared. Don't miss out this huge event!

More info of the Open House here.
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April 5, 2012

Scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! is fun!

Beveled Windowpane Stampin' Up! Scrapbook by Ida Chan, VancouverHere is my final handmade project of the 4 Iron Stampers challenge that I was invited to complete in March. To be honest, this is in fact my first 12"x12" scrapbook page I've ever done! I scrapbook in a very unique or some may say odd way. So all this time I had avoided scrapbooking using Stampin' Up! products. I was quite nervous about the layout of the scrapbook page that I left this project until I had completed the other 3 projects.

Maze Game Stampin' Up! Scrapbook by Ida Chan, VancouverAs a result, I had to use all the pieces that were unused in the package of Iron Stampers supplies. This included the Maze Game piece and a large Beveled Windowpane.The more I stared at the pieces, the more I realized that this is indeed how I craft my scrapbooks. I'm a pack rat and when I scrapbook, I need to put the pieces of my pack rat habits into the page. This Iron Stampers scrapbook page definitely highlights my habits. I finally learned that scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! products is definitely fun and it doesn't matter what your style is.

And here is my display of the scrapbook page at the bi-monthly Stampin' Up! demonstrator meeting. The results of the challenge (4 projects)? I WON! I won by just one vote! I didn't think my scrapbook page would pull thru, but I received a lot of great feedback on it. From this project, I promised myself to start scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! products more often.
Iron Stampers Stampin' Up! Scrapbook by Ida Chan, Vancouver
Stampin' Up Maze Game Piece

Price: $2.95 (Pack of 4 mazes)
Stampin' Up! Beveled Windowpanes
Price: $10.50 (Pack of 12)
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