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Posted on November 10, 2017

Vellum Embossing Tip – Cheers to the Year Wedding

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Hey stampers! One year ago tomorrow, our daughter married the love of her life. I truly can't believe a whole year has passed; I wish we were just getting ready for the wedding so I could enjoy it all over again…ha! Since that isn't possible, I have a wedding project to share with you. Also, a Vellum Embossing Tip – Cheers to the Year Wedding card.

Vellum Embossing Tip - Cheers to the Year Wedding

2 tips to think about when using vellum. First, since adhesive will show through the vellum layer, be sure to hide it under an embellishment (such as a button or rhinestone) or use ribbon to adhere vellum layer to card . Second, as in today's project, when you stamp on vellum, be sure to use your heat tool to “set” the ink. Even better, emboss your sentiment and then you can be sure the ink will not smudge.

Here are the instructions for the card. If you would like to make it, all the supplies can be purchased at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Cheers to the Year-144925 w, 144928 c
  • Stampin' Up Paper– Thick Whisper White-140272, Whisper White-100730, Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper-144640, Champagne Foil-144748 (from Year of Cheer Suite, page 36 of 2017 Holiday catalogue), Vellum cardstock-101856
  • Stampin' Up Ink– Basic Black-140931
  • Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools– Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-143705, Big Shot, Sweet & Sassy Framelits-141707, Banner Triple Punch-138292, Pearls Basics Jewels-144219, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, SNAIL Adhesive-104332, Mini Glue Dots- 103683, Heat Tool- 129053

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick- 4.25”x11”, scored at 5.5”
  • Champagne Foil Sheet- 4”x 5.25”, plus piece for die cutting
  • Year of Cheer DSP- 3.75” x 5”
  • Whisper White- small piece for die cutting
  • Vellum- about 1” x 4” strip

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut and score the Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Add the Champagne Foil sheet with SNAIL Adhesive to the card front.
  3. Run the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper through the Big Shot in the Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder– making sure to keep the heart centered. Adhere this embossed layer to the Champagne Foil sheet with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Then, cut a piece of Champagne Foil sheet with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to create the large heart.
  5. Cut a smaller heart from a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit on top with a smaller heart die.
  6. Stamp the Mr & Mrs from the Cheers to the Year stamp set in Basic Black ink on the Whisper White heart.
  7. On the strip of Vellum Cardstock, stamp the supporting greeting with Basic Black ink and heat set with the Heat Tool so it doesn’t smudge. Trim ends with the Triple Banner Punch.
  8. Adhere the hearts to the debossed heart on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Add the vellum over top with some Mini Glue Dots, then hide the glue dots with some Pearls Basics Jewels.

 

If you like to take classes but find yourself too busy, my Facebook LIVE classes are a great solution. You can pop in for the live class, or watch later at your convenience. My latest class is coming up on November 16 at 7:00 pm CST and I'll be making three projects with the Quilted Christmas Bundle.

 

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Posted on November 8, 2017

Ladies Night Out Fall Workshop

Classes / Events/ Online Classes

Hey stampers! Today I wanted to give you a peek inside my recent Ladies Night Out Fall Workshop. These events provide fun, make and take projects,, fellowship and, of course, plenty of food! This one was hosted by one of my longtime customers. She likes to get her friends together once a quarter so I can show them all the latest Stampin' Up! products and techniques.

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Doesn't this look like so much fun?!!

Another way you can stamp with me in a fun way is to take one of my Facebook LIVE classes! You can join me as I am teaching, or watch anytime at your convenience. Once you purchase the class, you have lifetime access! My latest class, Christmas Quilt Cards, will teach you three different cards using this fantastic new bundle. Here are the projects I will teach:

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See more info about my Facebook LIVE event and register HERE.

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Posted on November 6, 2017

Watercolor Resist Project Tutorial – Cheers to the Year

Product Information/ Stamping

Hey stampers! I had the best weekend! Friday night I joined a dear customer who gathered friends together for a stamping “playdate”.  I was invited to teach some fun techniques to stamping newbies in addition to some of her regular gang.  It was so much fun! We used the Painted Harvest stamp set, still one of my faves from the Holiday Catalog. Next, I scored tickets to a Dallas Stars game in a suite! Let me tell you,  that is the way to see a hockey game! Sunday, fun times with the grandcherubs and granddogs.  Last, but not least, my Dallas Cowboys won! Couldn't have asked for anything more! 🙂  That brings you up to date on my weekend and now on to my project share for you today: Watercolor Resist Project Tutorial – Cheers to the Year.

Watercolor Resist Project Tutorial - Cheers to the Year

Here are the project instructions and if you need any supplies, you can find everything, including Cheers to the Year stamp set, at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Cheers to the Year-144925 w, 144928 c
  • Stampin' Up Paper–Whisper White cardstock-100730, Pacific Point-111350, Watercolor Paper- 122959
  • Stampin' Up Ink–Pacific Point- 126951, Versamark-102283, Tranquil Tide ink- 144085
  • Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools–White Stampin’ Emboss Powder-109132, Aqua Painter-103954, Foil Snowflakes-144642, Layering Circle Framelits-141705, Mini Tinsel Combo Pack-144636, Pacific Point Stitched Edge Ribbon-144199, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, SNAIL Adhesive-104332, Mini Glue Dots- 103683, Heat Tool- 129053

Measurements:

  • Pacific Point- 5.5”x 8.5”
  • Watercolor- 5”x 3.75”
  • Whisper White- scraps for die cutting

Instructions:

  • Cut and score the Pacific Point card base
  • On the Watercolor paper, stamp the snowflakes from the Cheers to the Year stamp set in Versamark ink, then sprinkle White Stampin’ Emboss powder and melt with the Heat Tool
  • Use an Aqua Painter to color the Watercolor paper in Pacific Point ink; adhere the layer to the card front with SNAIL Adhesive
  • Adhere a silver Foil Snowflake on top of the watercolor background with SNAIL Adhesive
  • Stamp the greeting with Pacific Point ink and the circle design with Tranquil Tide ink and die cut with the scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits dies; adhere on top of the foil snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals

PS: If you need some new, fresh ideas for your cardmaking, I invite you to join me for my next Facebook LIVE class on November 16. I'll be teaching three different cards and you'll learn lots of exclusive tips and tricks. Here's one of the cards:

http://stampmaven.com/t/quilted-cards-live-facebook-class/

Information and Registration Here

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Posted on November 2, 2017

Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe

Paper crafting/ Projects

Happy Thursday friends! Now that Halloween is over, you know what that means, right? Time to start thinking about Christmas cards! I drove by one of our local malls yesterday and a big crane was setting up an enormous lighted and decorated tree. My first reaction was to scream NOOOO!!!!!! It's not even Thanksgiving yet. But, I know the holidays will creep up on all of us (this happens every year, right?!) so I want to start giving you some card and other project ideas over the next few weeks. Today I'm sharing Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe.

Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe

If you typically send out a lot of cards to friends and family, I think you'll love this simple design. Only one stamp set is used, and just a few other products.

I'll share the instructions below but let me give you a few time-saving tips when making this card, or any other card for that matter.

  • Assemble all your card “ingredients” first. Just like when you bake for the holidays, typically you pull out the recipe and make sure you have all the necessary items before you start. Don't forget envelopes!
  • Cut all your paper at one time and put into individual stacks, then into a ziploc bag. Once you get ready to assemble, you'll have all the paper pieces ready. The bag helps to keep them clean and organized. I typically go on a crafting retreat before the holidays to work on my cards and this system helps me get right down to business.
  • Do all of your stamping at one time. Be sure you have re-inked your stamp pads ahead of time so you will get a clean, crisp stamped image.
  • If you are using embellishments or ribbon, be sure to check ahead of time to make sure you have enough for every card.

Merry Mistletoe instructions, including measurements

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsMerry Mistletoe (143655)
  • Card Stock – Be Merry (144111), Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Garden Green (102584)
  • Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (126966), Garden Green (126973)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL adhesive (104332), 1 3/4” circle punch (119850), Regals Enamel Dots (141681)

Measurements:

  • Be Merry: 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 2 3/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White: 1 1/2” x 3 1/2”; 2” square; scraps for trees
  • Cherry Cobbler: 1 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Garden green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions:

Create Garden Green card base. Adhere two pieces of Be Merry paper using SNAIL adhesive.

Ink phrase using Cherry Cobbler Ink and stamp onto Whisper White strip. Adhere to Cherry Cobbler strip and then to card front using SNAIL.

Stamp two trees using Garden Green ink and cut out using paper snips.

Punch Whisper White circle. Adhere two trees to circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere circle to card front using SNAIL.

To complete card add two Garden Green enamel dots.

If I can help you with this card or you'd like to schedule “creative session” to brainstorm ideas for YOUR perfect card, just shoot me an email and we'll get busy!

 

 

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Posted on November 1, 2017

Stampin’ Blends Are HERE – YEA!

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Stampin' Blends Are HERE – YEA! We've all been waiting anxiously for these! If you're not sure what I'm talking about, Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. The first release consists of  26 Markers, Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers.

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=147475

I have been playing with mine since I was able to pre-order and I love them!

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers!

Another note, you can get the full collection available when you choose it as part of your starter kit. AND, you won't pay any shipping for this either, just sales tax! I have recommended this option to my customers who do want all of the Blends NOW! There really are other benefits to getting the starter kit and no downside.  Purchasing the starter kit makes you a member of my team, Girls, INK! Many of my team join just for the discount or to get specific products as part of the starter kit and save money right away! I also have others who, like me, have created a business, earning money, fabulous trips, group events and training, and much more! I would love to chat with you about Stampin' Up! OR if you are ready to get your starter kit now, click here! The product number for the entire set of Stampin' Blends is 147475. Of course, you can also just order the entire set without purchasing the starter kit; the choice is yours!

Thanks for joining me today and if I can help you in any way, I'm just a call (214-293-4461), text, or email away! 🙂

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