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Shine Bright my Diamonds!

Even though May has quickly gone by I am excited for this weekend! I get to have a full crafty day with my two downline. I will be missing my other downline though! We will be bringing any products we have and want to work on. It is like a mini stamp retreat haha

Today’s project uses some retiring products I will deeply miss! I thought I’d share this box I created for one of my downline that reached an achievement! It includes something special, so keep reading! hehe

The top of my box I used this diamond pattern from Naturally Eclectic designer series paper pack. This designer series paper is sadly on the Last Chance list. The Last Chance products are while supplies last and will no longer be available after May 31st.

This diamond pattern paper is perfect for my team is my team is called Diamonds in the Rough. IMG_8228

I used my favorite returning color Coastal Cabana card stock for the bottom part of the box. I did a simple square box. I started working on the tag which started with a 2″ circle out of Coastal Cabana. I punched a hole into the top of the 2″ circle using the ribbon hole from a new punch called Detailed Trio. I then punched this blue glimmer paper from the Myths & Magics with the Pretty Label punch. I layered them together with Stampin’ Dimensionals but I added some silver metallic thread in between.

Then I stamped this sentiment in Coastal Cabana onto Whisper White then punched it out with the 1 3/8″ scallop circle. The sentiment came from a Past Paper Pumpkins kit called What a Gem from July 2016. It is no longer available but I snatched it up when it was on sale a month ago! I added that layer with a couple glue dots. I then added my ribbon which is Bermuda Bay stitched satin ribbon, which is on the last chance list. I tied it with the silver mini sequins trim.


I tucked in her gift on top of some Paper Pumpkin tissue paper hehe Great way to repurpose! I then tied it up with some solid basic black baker’s twine twice around, looped my tag in then ended with a bow.

Want to see what was inside?

Well I have two downline that have achieved $900 in sales! This is a great accomplishment! So I decided to give them this pretty bracelet and a diamond charm to represent the $900 in sales and for being on my Diamonds in the Rough team!

The next charm they can earn is the circle charm that has the quote ” she believed she could… so she did.” I think its the perfect quote for those working to achieve Bronze Elite!

Below is a picture of my bracelet. I want to match my team and so I decided I would have one too! I think it is a great way to remind ourselves we are Diamonds in the Rough and just need time to become better and better!


I love seeing my team be creative! I think it is so much fun to watch them each grow both creatively and personally through out the time they are on this Stampin’ Up! journey with me!

Did you know the majority of demonstrators are hobbyists? That means they just are in it for the discount, the friends and the beautiful coordinating products!

You can be apart of my team too!

The Best Deal of All is the Starter Kit. I think it is perfect kit to get started in the paper crafting hobby! It is $99 with free shipping and you get to pick out $125 worth of product! You also get 20% off all your orders after!


Being apart of my Diamonds in the Rough team has it’s perks! We have our own FB group as well as my upline’s group. I’m always here for questions and if I don’t know the answer I will find it out! We do challenges in both groups! I do team meetings using Zoom. We also have team meeting from my upline through FB Live.

My upline’s group has many perks too including access to her to go class pdf tutorials. You may know her name, Erica Cerwin from Pink Buckaroo!

I am still learning what I enjoy doing with my team and what perks fit who I am as well as what benefits my team most. As a upline I am always open to suggestions!

If you have any questions about joining my team please use the contact button below to email me. I would love to help you start a creative journey!

Would like a catalog, live in the US and, don’t already have a demonstrator please contact me and I will send you one!

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Have a great Thursday!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan

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