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Posted on March 25, 2018

Stand Up Card Using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

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Good Sunday evening Stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I sure did.  Had a wonderful card class on Saturday and the hostess received over $168 in free Stampin' Up! products; she was quite happy! One of our projects was a really cool star card that stands up. I just recreated this on a Facebook LIVE session where I made a Stand Up Star Card Using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.

Stand Up Star Card Using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

At my class the ladies thought this was going to be so difficult to make; but, it is actually so easy!

I used Peekabo Peach for the base. This is one of the 2018-2018 retiring In Colors. If you just love any of the colors in that collection, I encourage you to go ahead and stock up on cardstock and ink refills; I'll guarantee you they will disappear once the retiring product list appears in April. The envelope paper I used is actually a sheet from an old retired package but I just wanted to show you that the card easily fits inside.

Click here to see my Facebook video and I have the measurements below.

MEASUREMENTS:

One piece of any color of solid cardstock cut to 5″ x 6″ and scored down the middle (at 3″); this will form the card base that will stand up. You will cut off each side to create 2 triangles (I explain this in the video).

One piece of Designer Series Paper cut to 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and then cut in half. 2 of these will be adhered to the base and the other two pieces will be adhered to the smaller triangle pieces.

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Posted on March 19, 2018

A Mother’s Flair Perfect for Mother’s Day!

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Happy Monday Stampers! Did you all have fun this weekend? I hope so! We all need some time to just relax, kick off our shoes, and have FUN! I spent time with two different groups stamping and creating. My batteries are totally recharged. My project share for you today is A Mother's Flair Perfect for Mother's Day! Yes, I know Mother's Day is two months away. But, I know how we all procrastinate; let's get started on our cards early. This card is perfect for any special lady in your life!

A Mother's Flair Perfect for Mother's Day!

This card uses Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from our Occasions Catalog. This black and white patterned paper is awesome because you can use it as is, right out of the package. Or, add a bit of color as in today's project!

We have lots of DSP from which to choose.Watch this short video on the packs of DSP available in Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Occasions Catalog Designer Series Paper. Our DSP is so versatile and a great value. You get 12 double-sided sheets in each package and the colors are always on trend!

You can use our DSP for card fronts as in today's project, or just use a small piece to accent your projects as shown in these samples:

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Here are the instructions for today's project using A Mother's Flair stamp set. If you need any supplies, click here. Questions? Email me and I'll be glad to help!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets A Mother’s Flair (145902-w, 145905-c)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist (144245); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730); Berry Burst (144243)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)
  • Misc. – Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) (145589); 2017 – 2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (144191); 1½” Circle Punch (138299); 1¾” Circle Punch (119850); Big Shot (143263); Layering Oval Framelits (141706); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Basic Black Card Stock:                        4¼” x 11”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:            4” x 5¼”
  • Whisper White Card Stock:      4” x 5¼”; 4¼” x 5½” scrap
  • Berry Burst Card Stock:                        4¼” x 5½” scrap
  • Petal Passion DSP:                               3¾” x 5”
  • Berry Burst Ribbon:                               8” – 10”

Instructions:

  1. Color Petal Passion DSP with Lemon Lime Twist Marker.
  2. Adhere Petal Passion DSP to Lemon Lime Twist card stock.
  3. Add a line of adhesive on the left side of the DSP; fold the ribbon along the adhesive line and adhere the ends on the back.
  4. Adhere to the card base.
  5. Stamp the shoe and sentiment with Basic Black on Whisper White card stock.
  6. Color the flower with Berry Burst Marker.
  7. Punch the sentiment with 1½” Circle Punch; die cut the shoe with the Layering Oval Framelits.
  8. Using Berry Burst card stock, die cut scallop oval and punch 1¾” Circle.
  9. Adhere layers together.
  10. Adhere stamped assemblies to card with dimensionals.
  11. Add Whisper White piece to the inside of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on March 4, 2018

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style

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Hi stampers! Today's project is a Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style! I saw this idea from UK Demo Monica Gale and changed it up to make it my own.

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145653/lots-to-love-box-framelits-dies

Aren't these fun? I did a Facebook LIVE today and you can see how I made these cute little critters.

The Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies are in our current Occasions catalog. Don't forget, you can still get free Sale-A-Bration products until March 31 when you spend at least $50…and there's no limit on how many free gifts you can earn!

Now is also a great time to check out all the benefits of joining the Stampin' Up! family; there is an extra perk of any two stamp sets out of any of our catalogs as an extra freebie.

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Posted on March 3, 2018

Same Stampin’ Blends Different Look – Coloring Techniques

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Same Stampin' Blends Different Look – Coloring TechniquesHappy Saturday Stampers! I've been working on samples today that show some coloring techniques and tips using Stampin' Up!'s Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Blends.

Same Stampin' Blends Different Look - Coloring Techniques

Both samples were done with light and dark Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. The one on the right was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and the one on the left with Sahara Sand. Notice the subtle difference? The Sahara Sand is a more fibrous cardstock so the ink in the markers soaks in a bit more. The colors also look darker, even though I colored both images in the same manner. I like to start with the lighter color first and the lay down my darker shade when I want more contrast. You could easily do it the opposite way if you prefer.

Take a look at my video on Facebook and you'll see a few more tips.

If you need any supplies, including the Stampin' Blends, you can purchase them at my online store.

Now, off for a walk to enjoy the sun!

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Posted on March 2, 2018

Wardrobe Malfunction – Rhinestones to the Rescue!

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Wardrobe Malfunction – Rhinestones to the Rescue! HA! Do I have your attention? Now, this is not a wardrobe malfunction of Olympic proportions but it sure caused me just a wee bit of pause this morning!

I was getting ready for work, wanting to wear a “blingy” t-shirt that hasn't seen the light of day in awhile. I put it on and…GASP!

Wardrobe Malfunction - Rhinestones to the Rescue!

Do you see it? The grey spot in the middle where there SHOULD be a rhinestone? If your eyes are quite sharp you will see a few other little grey spots…but, I digress.

I doubt my co-workers would be looking that closely but…I knew my shirt was missing some of its bling.

AHA I said to myself. What would any self respecting Stampin' Up! demonstrator do? Why, march into the craft room, take out a package of rhinestones, a pair of Paper Snips and start fixing this “wardrobe malfunction”! That's just what I did!

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TADA! Here's the finished piece…not bad!

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As I looked more closely I saw some of the copperish rhinestones were also missing. Hmmm…Stampin' Up! doesn't sell those.

AHA! We DO sell Stampin' Blends that work beautifully for coloring rhinestones. So, I took out my Bronze marker and got to work. Here is the result.

Wardrobe Malfunction - Rhinestones to the Rescue!

Moral of my story today? Your craft room has an answer for all of life's problems…well, not really. But, it does hold the key to some small fixes!!

Have a TIGGERiffic day my friends!

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