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Posted on November 2, 2016

Paisleys & Posies…simple!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Samples/ Stamping

Hey stampers-wanted to share this simple Paisleys & Posies card with you today; thanks so much for popping in! My team, Girls, INK, recently had our annual Pampered Stamper event, and this stamp set and specialty paper was in demand!

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This card uses very few supplies and will definitely get a “wow” when recipient opens the envelope. Of course, you can use the Envelope Liners Framelit Dies and another sheet of Petals & PaisleysSpecialty Paper to create a coordinating envelope. After all, you should never send out a “naked envelope”, right?! 🙂

Just click on one of the pictures below to order or read more about the products used in today's project!

Supplies :

  • Stamp Sets: Paisleys & Posies (142196)
  • Inks: Night of Navy (126970)
  • Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Copper Foil Sheets (142020), Petals & Paisleys Specialty Paper (142017), Whisper White (100730)
  • Other: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547), Big Shot (143263), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

 Measurements:

  • Night of Navy: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Copper Sheet: 5 ¼” x 4”, 5 ½” x ¾”
  • Specialty Paper: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Scrap of Whisper White for sentiment

Instructions:

  1. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock.
  2. Cut out using Framelit and Big Shot.
  3. Cut banner tail in each end of ¾” copper strip.
  4. Layer your card as shown.


I'll be heading out to Arkansas tomorrow for one of my annual scrapbook/stamping retreats with friends and customers. The internet is sketchy where we will be but I'll try to post while I'm gone. If you don't follow me on Facebook, please do. I'm sure I'll do some “live” broadcasts that will give you a peek into my fun and crazy crafting vortex!

 

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Posted on September 1, 2016

Special Offers

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Samples/ Stamping

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I just love these little enamel shapes and there are SO many things you can do with them; here are a few of my faves:

  • Use them in little “clusters” as you would rhinestones or pearls
  • Use as an accent on  the body part of stamped or punched butterflies
  • Add on stamped images to add texture and subtle interest
  • Use them as “bling” on stamped bows or, even as earrings

AND…the best news today…they are on sale now! Stampin' Up! will have new offers each week from now through September 21. Click below to see what else is on sale this week!

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Just when you thought it couldn't get any better…it can! The new holiday catalog is LIVE today, too and oh my goodness there are so many fun, new things!! If you haven't seen the catalog, you can view it right now!

I'll be featuring projects with all the new stuff in the days to come, but here are some samples to get you thinking about YOUR holiday projects! 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you're as excited about the special offers and new catalog as I am! Please give me a shout if you have any questions or I can help!

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Posted on April 14, 2016

How Do I Do the Ombre Technique?

Product Information/ Samples/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

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It might LOOK difficult, but if you've ever asked yourself “how do I do the ombre technique”, you've come to the right place today!

I chose this card to teach the technique because very few supplies are required and the instructions below are simple and straightforward. This card was created to support the idea that you only need a few supplies to make a beautiful card: ink pads in only three colors and one black; white card stock and one stamp set.  Framelits are used for the squares, but you could easily cut the squares with a trimmer instead.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Sheltering Tree (137163)
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Melon Mambo (126948) and Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (#100730)
  • Other: Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Stamping Sponges (101610), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439), Magnetic Platform (#130658), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White card base:4-1/4” x 11”, scored in half plus two scraps each about 4” x 4”

Instructions:

  1. Using one of the 4” x 4” scraps and a stamping sponge (works well if you cut one sponge into quarters that look like a pie slice and use 1 slice per color), begin sponging/pouncing Daffodil Delight ink horizontally so you have a section about 1” high and 4” wide. Sponge repeatedly until you get the richness you desire. Repeat with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo working the meeting points into one another so there is no white showing through.
  2. Stamp tree with Tuxedo Black ink onto ombre piece keeping in mind its placement so you get a range of the three colors and so when it is die cut out, the tree image is positioned how you want it to appear on the card. In the sample, the tree is stamped to the left.
  3. Using the Squares Collection Framelits choose two that would nest and fit on the card as shown. Use the larger die just for the white “frame” on the 2nd Whisper White scrap and use the smaller square to carefully position it onto the ombre piece (using the Magnetic Platform) so it frames the section of the tree you want to see then die cut.
  4. Using SNAIL, attach ombre piece on top of white frame piece.
  5. Using Stamp-a-ma-jig figure out where the ombre piece will go once adhered (don’t adhere it yet) and stamp sentiment onto white card base so it is beneath where the ombre piece will go.
  6. Using Dimensionals, adhere ombre piece to card.

I hope I've answered the “how do I do the ombre technique” question for you today. PLEASE  email me if you need any help or have additional questions!

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Posted on February 25, 2016

OH, HELLO!

Sale-A-Bration/ Samples/ Stamping

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This little guy brings a smile to my face every time I pop him into an envelope and send him off! Such a simple card; so easy to make a stack to have on hand.

One thing I've found is making 10 cards is really no more difficult than making one. Sure, you have to cut extra paper and stamp a few additional sentiments but, I really think overall I save myself time…I get out all the supplies once but have a stack of cards from which to grab when the need arises.

This stamp set is a free Sale-A-Bration set and is only available until the end of March.

Thanks for stopping by today…I hope you leave inspired to stamp some cards!

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Posted on February 18, 2016

Birthday Cards-Easy…Peasy…Done!

Projects/ Samples/ Stamping

I love it that the CEO of Stampin' Up!, Shelli Gardner, has a blog and shares her projects with us! If you haven't been to her blog…check it out! I love to see things she's working on and her ideas inspire me!

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The thing I love most about these cards is they are simple: birthday cards….easy…peasy…done! Let's face it. We all need birthday cards many times throughout the year. If you're going to stamp one, why not stamp a whole stack of them and be prepared in advance. As Shelli mentions in her post, you can use this basic design, change up the Designer Series Paper and stamp set and get a brand new look! I invite you to browse the selections at my online store and see which one might work the best for your cards!

You also might enjoy looking at these previous posts where I feature some”stepped up” birthday cards…enjoy!

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