News, Paper Pumpkin

Fantastic Sale Coming Thursday!

Hello Friends,

Have you been eyeing a stamp set (or two, or three) from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog? Well, I have good news for you! On 15 September 2022, the 24-hour Stamp Sale will begin! It will only be here for a limited time, so get ready and act fast! Gear up for this sale–it’s going to be stamp-tacular!

Sales Period: 15 September 2022 12:00am to 11:59 p.m. (MT)

This stamp sale only happens once a year!
The sale will run for 24 hours.
The 15% discount will apply to select* stamps from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.
Check out the list of stamps that are included in the sale and be ready to act quickly!
Stamp sets available while supplies last!
*Host stamp sets are not included in this sale. You can see the sale items here

Today I’ve been working on my Paper Pumpkin Kit, Sweet Sunflowers, August 2022. I have to say I’ve been receiving Paper Pumpkin Kits by Stampin’ Up! since they began selling them and this kit is the very best one yet! In case you don’t know about Paper Pumpkin, let me give you a little information.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers
creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $23.50 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to
create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all-card
kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. At other times, it may be home décor, gifts, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right! For more information on Paper Pumpkin, click here. Make sure you scroll all the way down to see a video of this month’s kit.

When you sign up, you’ll be asked to select a demonstrator—someone who runs their own home-based businesses selling creative products that inspire people and give them helpful ways to enhance their lives. A demonstrator is there to help if you have any questions about your Paper Pumpkin subscription and can introduce you to other products and techniques. They can be involved as much or as little as you would like—to help you have the best creative experience
possible. If you decide you’d like to give Paper Pumpkin a try, I would really appreciate it if you would designate me, Terry Duncan, as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

I usually make a set of cards with the instructions given in the kit, but
then I like to make alternative cards just to see what I can come up with on my own.  A lot of times (like with this month’s kit), the card bases are stamped or colored on the front and the back, so I first cut them in half. Then I use a White Cardstock card base and maybe a coordinating color cardstock. Lately, the envelopes have been colored with different designs on the inside and/or outside. I hate using those pretty envelopes just to mail my card in when I can cut them up and used them as matching designer paper!

This kit has cardstock and paper for 9 cards. They are beautiful and have
designs on the front and the back. I cut them in half and now have cardstock for 18 cards. The envelopes have gorgeous flowers printed on the front and the back flap. I cut those on the fold line and now have 18 pieces of designer paper to use with the 18 card fronts and backs or I can use them with other matching cardstock! I’ve made 9 cards today and still haven’t used even half of the cardstock and paper! Of course, you can use the stamps from the stamped set included with the kit to stamp even more cards.

Get Ready for Christmas!

It’s beginning to look like Christmas with these festive cards! Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho! Ho! Ho! Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit. Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself! The deadline for ordering this kit is October 10, 2022. The Christmas Card Paper Pumpkin usually sells out toward the end of the month, if not before.  Make sure you order yours’ now!

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set

  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

  • Printed card bases

  • Printed envelopes

  • Printed die cuts

  • Die-cut labels

  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes

  • Vellum

  • Vanilla epoxy dots

  • Adhesive dots

  • Mini Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

Order here. Please list me, Teresa Duncan, as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

As always, thank you for reading my blog posts and for selecting me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Stay safe and healthy!


News, September Specials, Uncategorized

September Specials

Hello Friends,

I hope everyone has been well and making lots of cards or working on scrapbooks! I’ve been very busy making cards, scrapbooks, taking classes, working on my online classes, and even spent a day selling my some of my retired product at a rummage sale.

I have several exciting things from Stampin’ Up! to share with you. The company is always full of surprises and here they are! Make sure you read until the end of this post so you get all the news!

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. And they will be available to all starting September 1, 2022, while supplies last. Find out more here.

When you place an order online, make sure you use my monthly Hostess Code to earn a FREE gift form me! If your order is $50 or more before tax and shipping costs, you will receive a package of White or Very Vanilla Envelopes. If your order is $150 or more before tax and shipping, do not use the Hostess Code. You will still receive my Hostess Gift plus you’ll also receive Hostess Dollars of $15 or more to spend for Stampin’ Up! product to add to your order. When you are checking online, you will be asked if you are using a Hostess Code and there is where you’ll add it.

This month’s Hostess Code is X9NDNVZQ

Weekly Deals

Everyone loves Deals!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! will be offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.

New products added each week on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of September.

Promotion ends on September 28.

Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.

Discounted items can be added to a Custom Starter Kit.

Don’t forget to use my monthly Hostess Code to get a FREE gift from me –


See this week’s deals here.

Join us on October 1, 2022 to celebrate World Card Making Day. During this free virtual event we will come together as a crafting community to do what we all love—make cards! 

During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you’ll create the cards right along with everyone. You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, and/or the Warm Welcome Bundle, which you can get early from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog! The Warm Welcome Bundle will be available for purchase starting September 1.

When you order any bundle, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! Simply add them to your shopping cart using the FREE gift code #158987. (Limit of one gift package of Iridescent Pearls per person.) Don’t forget to use my monthly Hostess Code to get a FREE gift from me, too!

Hostess Code X9NDNVZQ

You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it will be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more bundles! Order early to get your products in time for our World Card Making Day Creative Event.

*This date is subject to change. If you are registered for the event, we’ll automatically notify you by email as soon as it becomes available.

Who: Anyone!

When: October 1st from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (MT)

Where: Online

Price of Event: FREE!

Registration Dates*: through October 1st

Language of Event: The event will be in English with language interpretation voiceover and subtitles in English, French, German, and Dutch.

*You don’t have to register for this event but registering will keep you informed of all the fun crafting in store!

Watch a short video and sign-up here.

I’m so excited to be joining thousands of people from all over the world to make cards and have some fun!

Coming Soon!

Do you like using designer series paper on your cards, but don’t want to purchase a whole pack? Do you like to have coordinating cardstock to match your designer series paper, but don’t need 24 sheets? I’ve talked about this with several customers lately who don’t like to purchase whole packages, so I’ve decided to offer enough designer series paper and matching cardstock to make 4 – 6 cards in one package for a much lower cost. I will be adding these on my blog next week, so check here then!

Speaking of blogs, I’ve changed my blog and given it a new name. It’s now just Classy Cut-ups (without the “creations” on the end). It’s kind of bare right now, but I’ll be working on it this week.

Thank you for reading to the end of this post! Sorry it was so long, but there were a lot of specials I wanted to let you know about.

Thank you for choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Stay safe and healthy,

Terry Duncan


New Blog

Hello Friends,

I’ve had to make a new blog with a new name. I hope you like this one even more than the other one!

Today is September 1st. Can you believe it? I can’t! It seems like Christmas was only about 3 months ago-time just flies by so quickly.

I want to share a card I made today using some designer paper that was mailed to me as an RAC (Random Act of Kindness). I belong to several Facebook groups and we send cards to different members. It’s fun and exciting to get cards in the mail all the time! Would you like a card from me? Just send me an email with your name and address at

This card was made with the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set, which I love! I don’t know why because I’ve never liked gnomes-until last year. I saw some Christmas cards online that were made with gnome images and I just loved them. (I still don’t like the ones people have on the lawns though.)

The gnome was stamped with Momento Black Ink and colored with Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. I don’t know why, but I started fussy cutting him out before I realized I have dies for this stamp set! I used Cajun Craze Cardstock for the mat and Crumb Cake for the cards base.

I used Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set and matching dies for last month’s Card Class in the Mail. All 5 cards were for Christmas. Here is a sneak peek:

If you didn’t get to order this Class in the Mail, just let me know at and I’ll send you one. Here are the options:

Option 1 – $65*

This option is the for those of you that want it all.  It includes the following:

  • Kindest Gnomes (stamp set and coordinating dies – $49.50 value) or another bundle of your choice.
  • Supplies needed to make all 5 cards
  • 5 envelopes
  • Full-color PDF and videos
  • Free gift from me!

Option 2 – $20*

This option DOES NOT include the Kindest Gnomes Bundle. You will receive the supplies to make the 5 cards.  This option includes the following:  

  • Supplies needed to make all 5 cards
  • 5 envelopes
  • Full-color PDF and video

*Option 1 will ship priority for $9.00.  Tracking and insurance are included.

*Option 2 will ship for $4.50 for First Class Mail. If you are local, you will be able to pick up your packages and will not need to pay postage. These 2 options are only available in the United States.

Option 3 – $10

Option #3 is for the full-color PDF and video only. 

Option 4 – FREE to my Entire Team!!

My team members enjoy the benefit of receiving ALL of my PDFs for FREE.  If you would like to join my team, you can do so here!!

To complete these projects, you will need the following products:   

Ink Pads: Momento Black or Black StazOn

Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers:  Smoky Slate; Petal Pink; Blushing Bride; Soft Succulent; Crumb Cake; Real Red; Balmy Blue You can use what you have, or purchase them here.  

Thanks for reading this post!