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Posted on June 27, 2017

Tarnished Foil Technique – You MUST Try This!

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Oh my,  I am in love with the tarnished foil technique. I created this card over the weekend. My local and online July clubs will be making this card for one of our projects.

I didn't make it specifically as a masculine card, but I think it is perfect for any of our guys.

I recorded a video to show you the steps in the tarnished foil technique and also written instructions, supplies and measurements below.

If you need any of the supplies to make this project, just click on any picture below to order.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsGreat Big Greetings (143685), Sharing Sweet Thoughts (w-144048, c-144051)
  • Card Stock – Basic Black (121045), Cajun Craze (119684), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Stamp Pads – Archival Black Ink (140931); Archival Gray Ink (140932), Versamark (102283)
  • Misc. – Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704), 1/4” Copper Trim (144179); Silver Metallic Thread (138402); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Sponges (141337), Copper Foil Sheets (142020), Copper (141636), Gold (109129), Silver (109131) Embossing Powder, Heat Tool (129053)

Measurements:

  • Cajun Craze:                8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 4” x 2 ½”, 3” x ¼”
  • Basic Black:                 5 1/4” x 4″
  • Very Vanilla:                 3” x 1 1/4”
  • Copper Foil:                 4” x 2 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Cajun Craze Cardstock in half to create card base.
  2. Run Basic Black Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and attach to card base,
  3. Drag black ink across foil paper. Using Versamark, randomly stamp butterflies from Sharing Sweet Thoughts on top, pour Gold Embossing Powder on top and heat with Heat Tool. Stamp a few more butterflies with Versamark and heat using Silver Embossing Powder. Run through Big Shot using Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.
  4. Tap Versamark onto some of the raised leaves, pour copper embossing Powder on top and heat. Repeat using Silver Embossing Powder (tip: if you get too much powder in one area, just lightly brush off using your finger before you heat).
  5. On small Vanilla piece, stamp I Heart You sentiment from Great Big Greetings using Versamark. Pour Copper Embossing Powder on top and heat. Using sponge and black ink, distress vanilla piece and flag the right end.
  6. Attach the small Cajun Craze piece on the bottom of vanilla piece and then run several lines of SNAIL across the back. Using the Silver Metallic Thread and Copper Trim, create loops as desired and attach this piece to card front using Dimensionals.

Leave me a comment once you try this awesome tarnished foil technique! I'd also love to see your project if you'd like to email me a picture.

 

 

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Posted on June 13, 2017

NEW Dragonfly Dreams Online Class

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Today's the day I roll out my NEW Dragonfly Dreams Online Class to my newsletter subscribers:

I am so excited to offer this class! You'll find three amazing projects with a video tutorial and PDF for each, plus lots additional tips & techniques for using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set/ Thinlit Dies. These are such versatile products allowing both the beginner and seasoned crafter many creative options. Your imagination will run wild; of course, there's always Pinterest! 🙂

If you haven't seen the stamp set or dies, here they are:

You can see these and other coordinating products at my shopping page by clicking on any picture below.

Knowing so many of my local customers absolutely love these products,  I wanted to offer an online class to share with everyone!

This class will be available to anyone, BUT I'm offering a 72 hour early-bird pricing special only to my newsletter subscribers. If you aren't yet a subscriber, just fill out the info in the right sidebar above. In addition to this new class offer, you'll receive a FREE project tutorial and other special gifts just for you!

If you missed yesterday's post, I feature another Dragonfly Dreams project…enjoy!

Stampin' Up! has so many other products; Our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog was just release June 1. If you haven't seen it yet and don't have your own Demonstrator I'd love to send you a catalog! Email me and I'll get back with you right away.

 

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Posted on June 6, 2017

In Color With Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty

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For today's project I am sharing an In Color with Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty Card.

I am seeing this new In Color used a lot. It pairs very nicely with so many Stampin' Up! colors.

In case you've missed seeing the new 2017-2019 In Color Collection, here are the five new colors:

With the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set, you'll get several sentiment choices, so you'll be ready for any occasion. The coordinating punch will make putting together your cards a breeze! This bundle comes in both wood and clear mount so whichever you prefer, we've got you covered!

Card instructions, including measurements, follow below. If you want to add this bundle to your collection (and I know you will!), just click on a picture below.

I'm using this bundle in my Online Stamp Club this month, so be sure you've subscribed to my email newsletter so you can get in on those projects, too! Just fill in your info up top. You'll even get a free project tutorial just for signing up!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLabel Me Pretty Bundle (wood mount – 145304), Label Me Pretty Bundle (Clear Mount –  145305), Touches of Texture  (Wood Mount – 141934), Touches of Texture (Clear Mount – 143251)
  • Card Stock – Pool Party Cardstock (122924); Crushed Curry Cardstock (131199); Berry Burst Cardstock (144243)
  • Stamp Pads –Berry Burst (144083); Pool Party (126982)
  • Misc. –1-3/8” Circle Punch (119860); Big Shot (143263); Oh My Stars Embossing Folder (143710); Glitter Enamel Dots (144200); Crushed Curry 3/8” Mini Chevron Ribbon (144197); SNAIL Adhesive (104332) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Pool Party Cardstock: 11” x 4-1/4”; 3” x 2” Scrap
  • Berry Burst Cardstock: 4-1/4 x 1-3/4”
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 3” x 2” scrap
  • 14” Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Fold 11” x 4-1/4” Pool Party Cardstock in half and crease with bone folder to form card base. Stamp the large paint spatter image from Touches of Texture stamp set with Pool Party ink at top left and bottom right of card base. Stamp inside bottom right card base as well.
  2. Run Berry Burst Cardstock through Big Shot with embossing folder and adhere to card base with SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Take length of ribbon and tie around the front of the card base in knot on left side of card. Trim ends.
  3. Stamp background label image on Pool Party scrap using Berry Burst Ink.   Punch out with Pretty Label. Stamp Thank You greeting on Crushed Curry scrap using Berry Burst ink and punch out with circle punch. Adhere together with SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Adhere label to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Scatter some of the Glimmer Dots across front of card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope this In Color With Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty card inspired you to get creative! 🙂

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Posted on May 30, 2017

May 31 is the LAST day to Order Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products!

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May 31 is the LAST day to Order Retiring Stampin' Up! Products! I've included the updated “sold out” list below.

Discontinued Items

Retiring products not on the above list should still be available for ordering. Click here to go right to my 24/7 Online store.

If you're like I am you are probably counting the minutes until the NEW catalog goes live on June 1…BUT I just wanted to remind you one more time just in case you still had retiring items on your list! 🙂

 

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Posted on May 23, 2017

2 Minute Tool Tip

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I know you may think I've lost my mind when I share this 2 Minute Tool Tip! It's so simple but something both I and many of my customers overlook from time to time. (and it really might only be a 1 minute tip, depends on how fast a reader you are…ha!)

Have you ever ended up with cardstock that looks like this after you cut it? I sure have…especially Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White.

Instead of changing my blade (so I can squeeze just a few more cuts out of it), I'll cut the cardstock and then use my fingernail to even out the rough edges. I know this sounds so silly, but my customers tell me they do it, too!

So here's the TIP: I'm all about saving money in my papercrafting and whenever I find a way I definitely pass on to my social media followers and local customers; but using your trimmer blades beyond their useful life will end up COSTING you money in ruined paper.

Do yourself a favor and invest in a couple of bags of these cutting blades, so you'll always have a spare when you start noticing the ragged edges on your projects.

The cost is only $6.00 for 2…plus a little for tax and shipping.

And once you have that new blade in your trimmer, here is a fun project for you to make…measurements and instructions at the end of the post.

This project is created with items that are in the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

BUT…you can purchase one of two bundles right now that will give you the supplies AND some free products, but only until May 31.  Just click on either picture below to see what is included in each bundle…including the free products!

Here are the instructions so you'll be all ready to start creating when your bundle arrives!:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Eastern Beauty (143675)
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride (101650); Very Vanilla (101650); Fresh Fig (144242)
  • Stamp Pads – Fresh Fig (144082); Lemon Lime Twist (144086)
  • Misc. – Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (144147); 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Very Vanilla Lace Trim (141672)

 

Measurements:

  • Blushing Bride Card Stock                    8-1/2” x 5-1/2”
  • Fresh Fig Card Stock                           5” x 3-1/2”
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock                      4-3/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Designer Series Paper (lemon lime twist)   3-1/4” x 1”
  • Designer Series Paper (fresh fig)               3-1/4” x 1”
  • Designer Series Paper (gold foil)               4” x 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Take 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 piece of Blushing Bride card stock, fold in half, and crease with bone folder to form card base.
  2. Take 4-3/4 x 3-1/4 Very Vanilla card stock and adhere DSP strips (3-1/4 x 1 each) to left side. Stamp greeting in Fresh Fig. Stamp circle and little accents in Lemon Lime Twist. Use Fresh Fig marker to place accent dot in center of little diamond shapes.
  3. Adhere to 5 x 3-1/2 Fresh Fig card stock and stick this entire panel to card front. Add specialty DSP (4 x 1/2) piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals on each end. Slip 4” piece of lace trim underneath and tie in knot.

Hope you enjoyed today's 2 Minute Tool Tip and fun project!

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