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Posted on February 27, 2019

Where Can I Find Inspiration For My Papercrafting Projects?

Customer Q & A/ Die Cut

Hey Stampers! Today I'm here to answer one of the questions most frequently asked by by customers. Where can I find inspiration for my papercrafting projects? We all hit creative “walls” from time to time and we might want some inspiration other than Pinterest, right?

So, today I was trolling through Facebook and this image came up.

Where Can I Find Inspiration For My Papercrafting Projects?

Now, here's the completed project.

Where Can I Find Inspiration For My Papercrafting Projects?

See the similarities? The card was made using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!.

Instructions are below and if you need any supplies to complete this project or any others you might be making, click HERE to go to my online store.

I encourage you to start looking in new places to find your cardmaking inspiration. If I can ever help you with ideas, please just GIVE ME SHOUT!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsMeant To Be Cling Stamp Set (148626)
  • Cardstock – Thick Whisper White Cardstock (140272); Blushing Bride Cardstock (131198); Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Blushing Bride Ink (147100)
  • Misc. – Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (144106); Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder (146335); Be Mine Stitched Framelit (148527); Rhinestone Jewels (144220); Big Shot (143263)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock :    11” x 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock:    4 ¼ x 4 1/4
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock:    4 x 5 1/4”

Instructions:

  1. Fold your Thick Whisper White piece in half to create your card base.
  2. Run your Blushing Bride piece of cardstock through your Big Shot using the Tufted Dynamic Impressing Embossing Folder.
  3. Adhere your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
  4. Position your Be Mine Framelits on the adhesive backed cardstock and run it through the Big Shot.
  5. Carefully separate the heart cutouts and position them on your card after removing the adhesive backing.
  6. Stamp your sentiment in Blushing Bride ink on the solid heart cutout, remove the backing and place it on the card within the opening of the remaining heart outline.
  7. Add rhinestones if desired.
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Posted on August 28, 2018

Which Stampin’ Up! Ink Should I Choose?

Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! In my email newsletter today I addressed a frequent question asked by my customers. “There are  so many choices…which Stampin' Up! Ink should I use?”

Which Stampin' Up! Ink Should I Choose?

Is there a chart somewhere that gives me all of my options?” Well, I got busy and had my “Stamp Slave”,Dave, put the info in a handy dandy chart! I shared this chart with my newsletter subscribers today…did you get it? No? Well, that means you are missing lots of great information and exclusive content!

Here's the chart:

Do you ever get a little confused when trying to decide which of our inks to use on a particular project? I've summarized in a quick little chart for you below.

INKUSESCOLORSCLEANING
Classic Stampin' PadDye-based, fast drying, acid free. Upside down, flip-top, pads stay juicy. Firm foam pad gives you complete coverage. Matching ink refillsNeutrals, Brights, Subtles, Regals, In ColorsStampin' Scrub & Mist
Simply Shammy**
Memento PadFade-resistant dye ink , acid free. Use with images you will color with Stampin' Blends, re-ink with Memento ink refillTuxedo BlackStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Staz On PadPermanent ink, acid free. Use with images you will watercolor. Vellum and window sheetsJet BlackStaz On Cleaner
VersaMark PadClear, translucent ink used to produce a watermark effect, Also used for heat embossing and resist techniques. Re-ink with Versamark Refills.ClearStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Uninked Stampin' SpotsFelt 1″ x 1″ squares. Ink with Classic Stampin' Ink RefillsStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Craft Uninked Pad & RefillThick, slow-drying pigment ink. Use for embossing.
Can also use on wood and fabic. Flip top. Use to create an opaque look on dark cardstock.
Whisper WhiteStampin' Scrub & Mist (use wet wipe or paper towel first to get off some of the ink.
Uninked Spectrum PadContains five small pads. Can be used individually or combined for ombre type stamping. Re-ink with Classic Stampin' Ink Refills.Stampin' Scrub & Mist

**Simply Shammy is a new product specifically designed to clean photopolymer stamps and leave no fibrous residue behind. It also works with wood and clear mount stamps.

If you find a chart like this helpful, I think you'll enjoy being part of the Stamp Maven Community! I'd love for you to fill out your name and email in the “sign up forour newsletter box” above. You'll get an exclusive free video tutorial and PDF just for signing up. (hint: it's a fabulous Christmas project that you could actually create for other occasions, too)!

You'll also get a short series of tool tips and a special offer that is only available to my subscribers. We never want to slam your inbox, but we try to provide timely interesting tips, techniques, samples and current offers from Stampin' Up! Hope you'll join us!

 

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Posted on August 21, 2018

Don’t Worry…Be Crafty!

Big Shot/ Customer Q & A/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! Remember the Bobby McFerrin song from nine or so years ago? It was titled “Don't Worry Be Happy”. If you're too young to remember, catch the tune here on You Tube:

It's a snappy little song that gets my fingers to snappin' and my toes to tappin'…lol.

I think if more people  had the motto of today's title, we'd all get along much better, don't you agree? So, to that end,  today I have a special gift card project to share with all you crafty friends! 🙂

Don't Worry...Be Crafty!Don't Worry...Be Crafty!

This project is done with the Blended Seasons Bundle and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, available now from Stampin' Up! Both of these products are “limited edition” so if they are on your wish list, I'd order them now. It's Bonus Days for the rest of this month which provides a little extra incentive to shop right now! For every $50 you spend, you'll get a $5 coupon to use in September. There's no limit on how many coupons you can earn AND you can stack them when purchasing next month! Here's some FAQ's on the Bonus Days:

Bonus Days FAQ

If you'd like the instructions for today's project, here is the pdf: Blended Season Gift Card

One more thing, if you are not a subscriber to my email newsletter, please do subscribe in the box above. My new “subscriber only gift”, a paper cone ornament video tutorial with PDF instructions will give you a great holiday project! Thanks for stopping by today. If I can help you with anything “crafty” please give me a shout!

 

 

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