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Posted on July 13, 2018

Many Ways To Emboss – Two of my Favorites Today!

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I just love to emboss! It always adds such a beautiful dimension to my handmade cards. Did you know there are tons of different ways to emboss? Watch this short video below that shows Brandi, from the Stampin' Up! Home Office, demonstrating a faux metal embossing technique.

Doesn't that look like fun? Ready to see another embossing technique?

Here's a video of me demonstrating another embossing technique, embossed foil. This was a card I did with my stamp clubs and it was a big hit.

If you're ready to give embossing a try but need a little more instruction or tips, please reach out!

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Posted on June 25, 2018

A 10 Minute Project Using Varied Vases Stamp Set

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Hey Stampers! Today I'm sharing a 10 Minute Project Using Varied Vases Stamp Set. You can even use this layout, but change up the stamp set and colors to use whatever products you have in your inventory. Why not invite a couple of friends over to stamp, start an assembly line and make up a bunch of these for all of you?

A 10 Minute Project Using Varied Vases Stamp Set

In case you find yourself in a shopping mood, I've included the supplies, measurements and instructions below, along with clickable links to my online store! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Varied Vases bundle – stamp set & punch (148381)
  • Card Stock: Thick Whisper White (140272), Pool Party (122924), Grapefruit Grove (146972) Merry Merlot (146979)
  • Ink: Pool Party (147107), Grapefruit Grove (147142), Merry Merlot (147112)
  • Other: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Clear Rhinestones (144220), Acrylic Blocks: A (118487), B (117147), G (118489) and H (118490), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), SNAIL adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Thick Very Vanilla: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, 2 1/2” x 3 1/4”, scrap
  • Pool Party & Grapefruit Grove: 4” x 5 1/4
  • Merry Merlot: 2 3/4” x 3 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Cut the Pool Party and Grapefruit Grove pieces of cardstock at an angle by setting opposite corners over the cutting mat on your Stampin’ Trimmer.
  2. Attach one of each of the triangles of cardstock as shown.
  3. Using Merry Merlot ink, stamp the vase and flowers onto the layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  4. Using Pool Party ink, fill in the vase.
  5. Using Grapefruit Grove ink, stamp the solid part of the flowers.
  6. Attach this layer to the Merry Merlot cardstock and then to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Using Merry Merlot ink, stamp the greeting onto the scrap of Whisper White. Trim if necessary and attach to the card by placing a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left where it attaches onto the Pool Party cardstock. Regular SNAIL adhesive can be placed on the rest of the piece.
  8. Add a Clear Rhinestone as shown.

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Posted on June 21, 2018

My Video Tutorial Library

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

Happy Friday Eve! I just love saying that; only one more work day and then it's “stamp 'till you cramp” time! 🙂 Today, I wanted to share one of my favorite technique videos from my video tutorial library on You Tube.

If you haven't subscribed to my channel, I have lots of helpful free videos for you to watch. Enjoy!

 

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Posted on June 19, 2018

Tuesday Tip – Simply Shammy

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Hey Stampers! I have a stamp cleaning tip to share with you today; Simply Shammy! This new little gem is tucked away on page 206 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/147042/simply-shammy

This reusable stamp cleaning cloth makes cleaning your stamps effortless! And, at only $8.00, you can have one for yourself and treat your best stamping buddy to one, too!

Our quarterly demonstrator magazine has lots of great info about this new product and I wanted to share it with you today. This magazine is full of so much great product information, samples, and projects to CASE, it's one of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator….I get one in my mailbox every three months!

Tuesday Tip - Simply Shammy

If you have any questions on other products in the new catalog, I'm only a click away! I'd love to help you! 🙂

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Posted on May 31, 2018

Stamper’s Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow!

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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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