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Posted on June 14, 2018

Inside Look at Stampin’ Up! DSP Creation

Customer Q & A/ Stamping/ Videos

Hey Stampers! If you've been around Stampin' Up! for any time at all, you know we have some of the most beautiful patterned paper; otherwise known as Designer Series Paper. I truly think the paper in our 2018-2019 catalog is the best we've ever produced. One of my favorites is Petal Promenade.  Did you ever wonder how the designers come up with their paper ideas? Today I wanted to give you an inside look at Stampin' Up! DSP Creation; it is really an interesting process!

The photographs in our Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper are more than just a “look”—real flowers were used! Talented Product Designer and Specialist, Kaitlyn Zumbach, used floral arrangements with technology to design this paper. You’ll be blown away be the entire process!

Pretty cool, huh?!

Here's a project idea with one of the sheets in the pack. Each sheet is double-sided and you get 2 of each one!

Project instructions follow after picture; enjoy!

https://youtu.be/zb6pF-RCs2Y

Supplies:

  • Card Stock – Fresh Fig (144242) Shimmery White (101910)
  • Stamp Pads
  • Misc. – Layering Circles Framelits (141705) Petal Promenade Designer Paper (146913) Rose Glimmer Paper (146959) Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled ribbon (146945) Thank You Thinlits (146832)

Measurements:

  • Fresh Fig  cardstock                       8 ½” x 5 ½:
  • Shimmery White cardstock             4” x 5 ¼”
  • Shimmery White cardstock             3 ½” x 5”
  • Shimmery White cardstock             3 ¼ x 3 ¼
  • Fresh Fig cardstock                        3 ¼ x 3 ¼
  • Designer paper strips                      1” x 4 ¾”
  • Rose Glimmer paper                       3” x 3 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the ½ sheet of Fresh Fig cardstock – set aside
  2. Adhere 3 1” strips of Petal Promenade designer paper the 3 ½ x 5” piece of shimmery white cardstock
  3. Wrap a length of Fresh fig mini ruffled ribbon around layered cardstock from step 2 – tie off with know or bow
  4. Adhere layered piece to front of folded Fresh Fig cardstock
  5. Die cut circle from the 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ piece of Shimmery White cardstock
  6. Die cut scalloped circle from 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of Fresh Fig cardstock
  7. Die cut Thank you thinlit from piece of Rose glimmer paper
  8. Adhere Rose thank you to Whisper White circle
  9. Adhere whisper white circle to Fresh Fig scalloped circle
  10. Adhere layered circle greeting to front of card (I used dimensionals to pop it up over the ribbon)
  11. Add 4” piece of Shimmery White cardstock to inside of card

Need any of these products? Just “click on a pic” below!

 

 

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Posted on June 7, 2018

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin’ Up!?

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I'm taking a poll today. Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Mine is definitely Grapefruit Grove!

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

All of the colors are bold and bright but Grapefruit Grove totally has me over the moon! Hmmm…do you think it could be that it reminds me of a Dreamsickle Bar??? I loved eating those as a kid and still buy them from time to time.

Leave a comment here at the end of this post or email me with your favorite new In Color and tell me why you love it! It will be interesting to see which is the favorite.

Today's share is a simple project using each one of the new colors…enjoy! Instructions follow at the end of the post.

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSwirly Frames (146519); Love What You Do (148042)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272); Whisper White Card Stock (100730); Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – 2018-2020 In Color Classic Ink Pads (147153); Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Pretty Label Punch (143715); 1-3/4” Circle Punch (119850); Paper Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Nature’s Twine (146352); Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:    8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White:                scrap for pretty label punch
  • Basic Black:                       scrap for 1-3/4” circle

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the smallest circle frame once in each of the 5 in colors on the card base.
  2. Stamp ‘thank you’ from the Love What You Do stamp set onto the scrap of white cardstock using memento ink.
  3. Punch out using the pretty label punch.
  4. Using the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and Paper Piercing Tool, poke holes along the upper and lower rounded parts of the punch shape.
  5. Add pierced shape to a 1-3/4” basic black circle.
  6. Add this to the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Cut a 6” piece of the Grapefruit Grove twine and separate the threads. Layer together 4 threads and tie a bow.
  8. Add the bow to the corner of the greeting using a mini glue dot.
  9. Add 3 black sequins to the card front.

If you want to purchase any of these yummy new colors, you can get them all at my online store.

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Posted on May 31, 2018

Stamper’s Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow!

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers? Were you able to pre-order your Stamparatus? If not, no worries. This Stamper's secret weapon is available tomorrow! The 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog goes “live” and is filled with awesome new products, including this fantastic stamp positioning tool. I might be a little biased but I truly believe this is a tool that will make you a better stamper. I've been stamping for over 15 years and this tool is now one that I cannot live without. I'm sure once you've learned more about it, you'll want to add it to your crafting bag of goodies, too!

Stamper's Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow! Stamper's Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow!

Why do YOU need a Stamparatus?  You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it.

•Make multiples with ease
•Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
•If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and re-stamp – in exactly the same spot
•Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
•Easily create 2 step, 3 step, and 4 step stamping images using multi-sided plates
•Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

And, in case you were wondering, YES, it is like a Misty – but it’s so much more! The size of the Stamparatus is in between the small and large Misty . But, unlike the Misty, it’s open on two sides, allowing you to stamp on as large a piece of cardstock as you like. This was a big selling point for me, along with the acrylic pads being hinged and adjustable.

I've also compiled some tips and techniques for using this “must have” stamping tool. Just click below and save to your computer for future reference.

STAMPARATUS TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE STAMPMAVEN

Questions? Feel free to email or call (214-293-4461) me.

 

 

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Posted on May 30, 2018

2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Share

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I hope you've been browsing your new catalog and have seen all the beautiful new Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin' Up! catalog going live on June 1st. I have to say I think SU has really stepped up their game and offered some fabulous new patterns. I'm excited to offer these in my 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share.

If you're not familiar with a paper share, here's the scoop. For one low price, you are able to get a sample of all the new Designer Series Paper in the upcoming 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog. There are so many great, new choices, including: (photos don't do these justice at all).

2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share

In my Paper Share this year, not only will you get samples of ALL of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP), you'll also get coordinating cardstock! If you purchased full packages of all the DSP you would spend over $200! Instead, why not join my share and you'll get a sample of all the papers . You can then order the packs of your favorites after you've seen them all in person. You'll also get a sample of one of the new ribbons in your paper share package as a little bonus.

By offering coordinating cardstock in the paper share, I hope you'll actually USE your DSP samples instead of just hoarding it!  🙂 Of course, I'll be sending project ideas in my customer emails as well as posting on Facebook, Twitter, my blog, and Instagram to give you some inspiration.

As a member of my paper share you'll receive:

SIX (6) pieces of 4″ x 6″ pieces from each of these Designer Series Papers (60 total pieces)

•Tea Room
•Broadway Bound
•Share What You Love
•Twinkle Twinkle
•Under the Mistletoe
•Nature's Poem
•Petal Promenade
•Tranquil Textures
•Animal Expedition
•Best Route

TWELVE (12) 6″ x 6″ pieces from each of these Paper Packs (24 total pieces)

•Garden Impression
•Tropical Escape

Eighty-Four (84) coordinating card bases

RESERVE YOURS NOW – cost is $48 for paper share and $8 for priority shipping so total of only $56!!

Orders will be taken through May 31st. I have a limited number of paper shares available so order soon before these sell out.

To order, just click the link below to go to Paypal!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

If you don't use PayPal, Email me or call (214-293-4461) to discuss payment arrangements.

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Posted on May 25, 2018

Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial

Die Cut/ Samples/ Stamping

Happy Friday Stampers! From what I hear, a lot of people are heading towards “water” this weekend, perhaps to a lake nearby or maybe just to a backyard pool. I thought this Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial would get us in the mood!

Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial

Aren't these tiny boats just the cutest? You can use markers, colored pencils or Stampin' Blends (shown here) to add your choice of color. Here are all the instructions. This set will be available on June 1!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Lilypad Lake (146496)
  • Card Stock – Pool Party (122924); Whisper White (100730) Crumb Cake (120953)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708); Pool Party (147107)
  • Misc. – Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack (144177); Linen Thread (104199); Layering Circles Framelits (141705); Wink of Stella (141897); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Bermuda Bay (144600), Calypso Coral (144045); Daffodil Delight (144603); Big Shot (143263), Snail Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Pool Party: 4-1/4 x 9-5/8 (score at 4-1/4 inches); 1-1/4 x 4 (score at 3 inches)
  • Wood Textures DSP: 4 x 4; 3×3
  • Whisper White: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Crumb Cake: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2; 4-1/8 x 4-1/8; 5-1/4 x 4

Instructions:

  1. On 3 x 3 Wood Textures paper, stamp ocean with Pool Party ink. Stamp sailboats and sun with Memento black ink. Using blends, color as desired.
  2. Cut out image with layering circle framelits.
  3. Cut out crumb cake scalloped circle using layering circles framelits.
  4. Adhere stamped image to crumb cake scalloped circle Apply Wink of Stella as desired and let dry.
  5. Adhere crumb cake square to front of card. Adhere 4×4 piece of Wood Textures DSP to crumb cake mat.
  6. Attach folded end of 1-1/4 x 4 Pool Party Cardstock to back of Crumb Cake mat.
  7. Inside card, attach Crumb Cake (5-1/4 x 4 piece) to card base.
  8. Stamp sentiment so that it is hidden behind the Pool Party folded cardstock.
  9. Wrap linen thread around Pool Party flap.
  10. Adhere Scalloped Circle accent to end of Pool Party flap.
  11. Fold over card, and you’re finished!

Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial

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