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Posted on September 18, 2017

Remarkable You – Masculine Greeting Card

Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Hey stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I got to play in my stamp room AND take my 2 of my grandcherubs on a shopping trip. What could be better! Today's project is a Remarkable You – Masculine Greeting Card. It's so much easier for me to make girly girl cards than to make “manly” ones. I think this one fits the bill quite nicely for any guy!

Remarkable You - Masculine Greeting Card

The Cajun Craze and Early Espresso inks work perfectly to create rich tones in this card. Notice the accent pieces of Wood Grains Designer Series Paper DSP) on the front and inside of the card. When you use smaller pieces, instead of covering up the entire card front, your paper will go SO much farther!

Speaking of DSP, have you heard the great news? Starting October 1 and continuing through the entire month of October, when you purchase three packages of select Designer Series Paper, you'll get another package for FREE! Stampin' Up! has included select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks this year as well! Here are the Designer Series Paper Sale Items:

Remarkable You - Masculine Card

Did you notice the Wood Textures Stack used on today's project is included! Just like our 12 x 12 DSP paper, this 6 x6 stack is double-sided, giving you unlimited choices. One additional feature of our 6 x6 packages is they are no longer attached at the top so it is so easy to pull out a single sheet without fear of tearing it! Why not click here to go to my online ordering site and then bookmark it. When October 1 rolls around, you'll be ready to hit the DSP Sale!

I've included pictures of all the project supplies below and it you would like a PDF with detailed measurements and instructions, please just email me!

Have a great week and I hope today's sample inspires you!

 

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Posted on September 14, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Clear Stamps Fall Off?

Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey stampers! I'm hearing lots of my customers are loving this weekly post about maximizing supplies and new tips. Today's topic is Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Clear Stamps Fall Off? I think I'm safe in suggesting that everyone has this problem from time to time. Our clear-mount stamps are designed to cling to our clear blocks but not so firmly that it would be difficult to remove them from the clear blocks.  These stamps are repositionable, so they need to be able to be removed easily.  However, your stamp should cling strongly enough to the acrylic block to allow you to stamp properly, getting a nice, crisp image.

I've tried all sorts of remedies and I have my top three to share with you today.

First, I bet you just might have one of these hanging around your office or workspace.

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Clear Stamps Fall Off?

I have one in my car, in my craft room, in my office at work, and even in my eyeglass case! I wear contact lenses but the first thing I do when I get home from work is to nix the contacts and put on my glasses. Boy I sure hate peering out through smudged lenses and a microfiber cloth like this one does the trick! In my car it takes fingerprints off of my display panels. When my computer screen has too many fingerprints on it, a quick swipe of the cloth and they are gone.

In my craft room I use it to wipe off my clear blocks and also the label adhered to the stamp foam.

Second tip for pesky stamps not sticking is to take a small alcohol swab and run it over both the block and the label. This will remove hand lotion and any other oils that might have built up on the surfaces.

Finally, and I use this tip for my most frequently used stamps. I do it once, and I'm good to go from then on! I bet most of you have some Tombow Multipurpose Glue. If you don't, it seriously is my “go to” dream glue! It is inexpensive and dries CLEAR!

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Clear Stamps Fall Off?

So how do I use it to make my clear mount stamps “cling” all the time? Use the fine tip end and put a THIN layer on top of the label on your stamp. (pic 1). Let it dry completely (pic 2). It's a bit hard to see here (multitasking and doing this post on my lunch hour), but the glue dries clear. It will feel a little tacky to the touch, but it will stick to the block every time.

 

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Clear Stamps Fall Off?

Oh, one more idea for you; this one costs a bit more but also works very well.

This product is sold on Amazon (it comes from the UK I believe). Just cut pieces to fit onto your blocks and that also solves the problem!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope this Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Clear Stamps Fall Off? helps you in your crafting endeavors! If you've missed any of the other tips, start here and just scroll ahead through the posts.

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Posted on September 1, 2017

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Online Stamp Club/ Stamping

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Hey Stampers! Today is the day the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live AND I introduce my Online Club projects for the month of September! This month you will get consumable product kits for THREE projects!

The two cards are made with the Spooky Cat Stamp Set; don't you love the little owl? He is just too stinkin' cute! The treat container is made with our 2 inch clear boxes, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Spooky Cat Punch. All of these products, along with a few other embellishments, coordinate perfectly!

My in person clubs will be making these projects. AND, you can, too! What? You live in Alaska? How about Florida? Maybe New Orleans? Plano, TX? No worries! No matter where you live, you can join in the fun. Here's how it works!

Each month, I offer 2 project kits (3 this month because I couldn't choose!), with PDF instructions, to anyone who places a minimum $35 product purchase on my website. What's the catch? You MUST place your order before September 15 AND use this hostess code: S3CUFR6D. Once you place your order I will email you the two project PDF's. Around the 25th of the month I will send you a packet via Priority Mail that includes all the consumable supplies you need to create the projects. (stamp sets and inks are not included). You'll find my supply lists below so you can order project supplies or anything else you might need. Just remember to use hostess code S3CUFR6D.

Project Supplies:

  • Spooky Cat Bundle (includes photopolymer stamp set and Cat Punch): 146014-$31.50
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels: 144639-$5.00
  • Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)-$6.00
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)-$11.00
  • Everyday Label Punch (144668)-$18.00
  • Jute Twine (144625)-$5.50
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)-$9.00
  • Basic Black Cardstock (121045)-$8.00
  • Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)-$9.00
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)-$5.00
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink (126945)-$6.50
  • Gold Metallic Thread (138401)-$3.00
  • 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon Gold (144146)-$7.00
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751)-$33.00
  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699)-$7.50

If you haven't received your personal copy of the new holiday catalog, I would love to send you one if you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Email me and I'll get one out to you right away! Here are just a few project samples featuring some of the new products. I'll have full instructions next week!

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Painted Harvest Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Merry Little Labels Stamp Set, Everyday Label Punch, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Quilted Christmas Suite

 

Thanks for popping in today for my Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

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Posted on August 31, 2017

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Online Stamp Club/ Stamping

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Hey Stampers! Today is the day the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live AND I introduce my Online Club projects for the month of September! This month you will get consumable product kits for THREE projects!

The two cards are made with the Spooky Cat Stamp Set; don't you love the little owl? He is just too stinkin' cute! The treat container is made with our 2 inch clear boxes, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Spooky Cat Punch. All of these products, along with a few other embellishments, coordinate perfectly!

My in person clubs will be making these projects. AND, you can, too! What? You live in Alaska? How about Florida? Maybe New Orleans? Plano, TX? No worries! No matter where you live, you can join in the fun. Here's how it works!

Each month, I offer 2 project kits (3 this month because I couldn't choose!), with PDF instructions, to anyone who places a minimum $35 product purchase on my website. What's the catch? You MUST place your order before September 15 AND use this hostess code: S3CUFR6D. Once you place your order I will email you the two project PDF's. Around the 25th of the month I will send you a packet via Priority Mail that includes all the consumable supplies you need to create the projects. (stamp sets and inks are not included). You'll find my supply lists below so you can order project supplies or anything else you might need. Just remember to use hostess code S3CUFR6D.

Project Supplies:

  • Spooky Cat Bundle (includes photopolymer stamp set and Cat Punch): 146014-$31.50
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels: 144639-$5.00
  • Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)-$6.00
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)-$11.00
  • Everyday Label Punch (144668)-$18.00
  • Jute Twine (144625)-$5.50
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)-$9.00
  • Basic Black Cardstock (121045)-$8.00
  • Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)-$9.00
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)-$5.00
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink (126945)-$6.50
  • Gold Metallic Thread (138401)-$3.00
  • 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon Gold (144146)-$7.00
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751)-$33.00
  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699)-$7.50

If you haven't received your personal copy of the new holiday catalog, I would love to send you one if you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Email me and I'll get one out to you right away! Here are just a few project samples featuring some of the new products. I'll have full instructions next week!

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Painted Harvest Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Merry Little Labels Stamp Set, Everyday Label Punch, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Quilted Christmas Suite

 

Thanks for popping in today for my Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

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Posted on August 30, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Wink of Stella

Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Wink of Stella

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a great weekend and if you live in south Texas, please know my family and I are praying! Stampin' Up! has also posted on our demonstrator site that they are ready to help any demo adversely affected by the hurricane. I just love this company and their huge heart!

So, today's tip is for your Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. You have one, right?

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This fabulous tool lets you apply glitter preciously where you want it on a project.

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Wink of Stella

Notice the sparkle on the daisies? Yep, Wink of Stella!

I use this great little tool all the time. And, sometimes I can see there is glitter solution in the barrel (I hold it up to the light and can easily see how much is left) but it won't come out. So, how do I get it out and not waste one little drop?

Unscrew the barrel and then take a pair of needle-nosed pliers and gently twist off the little, black ring. The inside barrel will come out and you'll have an opening in the barrel. Fill up the barrel about half-way with 91% rubbing alcohol. I like to use the 91% because it will dry very quickly! I don't like to wait to have a finished product! Insert the little insert back into the barrel and screw the brush back on. Put the cap on and give it a few good shakes. You'll now be able to get the rest of the glitter out of the tube!

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Wink of StellaFresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Wink of Stella

If you'd like to create today's card, here are the instructions. All the supplies may be purchased anytime at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Delightful Daisy (143669 ); Eastern Beauty (143675)
  • Card Stock – Perfect Plum (101889; Wild Wasabi (108641); Whisper White (100730); Crushed Curry (131199)
  • Stamp Pads – Perfect Plum (126963); Pear Pizzazz (131180); Crushed Curry (131173)
  • Misc. –Big Shot (143263); Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741) Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Stampin Dimensionals (104430); Daisy Punch (143713); ½ Circle Punch (119869);

Measurements:

  • Card Stock: Perfect Plum 8 ½ x 11, folded in half, Scrap for the daisies
  • Whisper White 3 x 4”
  • Wild Wasabi 3 ¼ x 4 ¼”
  • Crushed Curry scrap for circles

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the Perfect Plum
  2. Run the embossing folder thru the Big Shot
  3. Stamp the daisies on the scrap Perfect Plum, then punch out
  4. Cut the daisies in half
  5. Using the scrap of Crushed Curry, stamp the circle image and then punch out
  6. Using Wild Wasabi ink, tamp the stem on the Whisper White
  7. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom
  8. Add Dimensionals to the bottom layer and adhere the layers together.
  9. Adhere the daisies on top of the stem. Adhere the circles to the daisies
  10. Add Wink of Stella

 

I hope today's post, Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Wink of Stella, taught you something and gave you a new project idea! If you missed last week's “fresh eyes” tip, you can read it here.

 

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