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Posted on August 23, 2018

Big Shot Project and Plate “Sandwich” Tips

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Hey Stampers! Do you ever get frustrated when using your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine? Maybe you've got a great project to make but you're not sure how to make your “sandwich” to get all the plates and platforms to perform correctly? Well, you're in the right place today! I've got a simple die-cut project to share AND a PDF to give you some tips for making your “sandwich” easier!

Big Shot Project and Plate "Sandwich" Tips

This card uses Abstract Impressions Designer Series Paper as the focal point, and a few Basic Pearl Jewels for some “pop”. When using an intricate die like this one, you'll want to use a Precision Cutting Plate and have a Big Shot Die Brush standing by to help you remove any stubborn little pieces that didn't fall out. If you don't yet own the die brush, here's a little “secret” I use time and time again and I KNOW you have one of these in your home.

Big Shot Project and Plate "Sandwich" Tips

Yep, a plain  old dryer sheet. If you'll rub a brand new sheet on the back of your thinlit or framelit die BEFORE running your paper through the Big Shot, the pieces will just fall out beautifully…try it!

Here's the “sandwich” tip sheet. Print it out and keep with your Big Shot for easy reference.

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Here's the project sheet for my card today. Some of my customers print out the PDF instructions and put into a binder so they'll have inspiration right at their fingertips!

Abstract Impressions Springtime Aug18

If  you need any of the supplies to make this card, just click on any picture below to go right to my online store!

 

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Posted on August 7, 2018

Why Should I Buy Stampin’ Up!’s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

Big Shot/ Customer Q & A/ Die Cut/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! Today I wanted to tackle a question I've been getting from some customers. Why should I buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?  This product is only available for one month so why do I need it? This is such a great question and I've got a couple of answers.

First, while this stamp set is only available during August, you will be able to use it for years to come. This stamp set was designed to be versatile, perfect for more than one season and occasion.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

You'll notice there are floral, fall foliage, and winter/Christmas images. There are six sentiments, covering any occasion or event.

Another reason you might want to add this to your collection is there is a coordinating set of framelits dies so you can create beautiful layers in a snap.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

The best value would be to purchase the stamp set and dies as a set or “bundle” and save 10%! The bundle is available in both clear and wood mount.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

Now, last, but not least, here is the best reason you need this stamp set and/or bundle. You can color purple flowers! You DID know my favorite color is purple, right?! 🙂

 

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

This sample was colored with the new assortment of Watercolor Pencils, which are only available while supplies last. I can see so many different sentiments for this card. As a matter of fact, I think I'll make several sets of these, with sentiment pieces, put together in one of our acetate card boxes. What a great gift!

If you'd like the PDF tutorial for this card, just click below, and save to your computer.

Blended Seasons watercolor card

That's all for today! Please do email me if I can help you at all! Need any Stampin' Up! supplies? Shop HERE.

 

 

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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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Posted on May 17, 2018

Tutti Frutti Purse is Perfect for Graduation Gifts

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Greetings Stampers and Happy Friday Eve! Around our office, everyone loves Thursdays ALMOST as much as Fridays. Today's project, Tutti Frutti Purse is perfect for graduation gifts! No matter if elementary school, junior high, high school, or college graduations are on your calendar, this little gem filled with folded up “bills” will be a big hit! You can crank them out so easily.

Change up the project to be a messenger bag or backpack to make it more gender neutral. Although, my husband has been known to carry my purse at times on vacation. He might go for one of these, especially if it is filled with money! 🙂

Tutti Frutti Purse is Perfect for Graduation Gifts

This paper is on the retiring list right now but you can still grab it, along with some other coordinating items.

Tutti Frutti Purse is Perfect for Graduation Gifts

Go ahead and click here to order. I've included the instructions, along with measurements, below. Of course, if this paper isn't your style, it will work with paper you love just as well!

Supplies:

  • Card Stock – Real Red (102482), Tutti Fruiti DSP (145606)
  • Misc. Gold Mini Trim (144128), Gold 1/8” Ribbon (134583), Rhinestones (144220), Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741), Glue Dots (103683), Paper Trimmer (126889) Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Big Shot (143263), Tear Tape (138995)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1: 6 x 6 DSP
  • Card Stock 2: Real Read Scrap 2 x 2 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Punch the Red 2” scrap and score using the Paper Trimmer at ½”. Emboss using the Big Shot and the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. Adhere a piece of Tear tape on the ½” Scored piece.
  2. Using the Paper Trimmer, score the DSP at 2” and 4” and turn DSP and repeat. Place DSP in Paper Trimmer diagonally and score the outer corner squares only from point to point. Fold on all the score lines.
  3. It should fold all INWARD. Pinch the top.
  4. Adhere the Real Red Scallop closure to the back of the purse.
  5. Adhere Sequins handle on the inside with rolled up glue dots.
  6. Adhere bow with a glue dot and adhere a Rhinestone. To close the purse, adhere with a glue dot.

 

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Posted on April 24, 2018

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

Die Cut/ Samples/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! No, I'm not talking about the popular “Dungeons and Dragons” fantasy tabletop game. I do know quite a few professionals who are obsessed with this game, but it's really not my cup of tea. What I'm spotlighting today is also in the land of Dragons and dungeons; it's the Magical Day Suite of products from Stampin' Up! This suite made it's debut for a limited time in the Occasions 2018 catalog; sadly it's disappearing on May 31 when the catalog period ends.

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

The stamp set has mythical and whimsical images, perfect for all sorts of occasions. The little blue wizard in the picture above brings Merlin the Magician to mind. Isn't he adorable? Notice the coordinating framelits that make cutting out stamped images a breeze!

The coordinating papers and washi tape make it so easy to complete your projects, whether these are cards, party invitations and decor, or scrapbook layouts from a trip to Medeival Times Dinner Theatre.

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

Here are just a few samples of things you can create with this suite of products.

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

Thanks for popping in today! I hope you enjoyed our time in the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards! You can purchase any of these products right now at my online store. Remember they are only available until May 31st!

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Posted on March 24, 2018

Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper NEW Sale-a-Bration Choice

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Sale-A-Bration

Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper NEW Sale-a-Bration Choice! Happy Saturday Stampers! I just got back from a party with one of my favorite stamping groups! Well, ALL my groups are favorites; stamping just brings together fun peeps! Speaking of fun, did you know there are FOURTEEN brand new free Sale-A-Bration items that have been added including Myths & Magic Paper?

Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper NEW Sale-a-Bration Choice

This Glimmer paper comes in a a package of 6″ x 6″ sheets and includes 8 each of light green, turquoise and iridescent. This paper sells for $15 in the Occasions catalog but you can get it free when you spend $50! This paper is part of the Myths & Magic Suite of products. Here are a couple of other samples made with this suite.

Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper NEW Sale-a-Bration Choice

If you would like a project sheet for any of these samples featured today, please email me and I'll be glad to send them to you!

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Posted on March 22, 2018

Gift Card Swap…on Steroids!

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Join My Team

Hey Stampers! It's Friday Eve…aka Thursday night. One of my favorite nights of the month when it is Card Swap night! Tonight our theme was gift cards and it truly was a Gift Card Swap…on Steroids! What made it extra fun tonight was one of our out of town swappers, Chris joined us on Facetime for the entire time. Chris is one of my Girls, INK team members and she is truly an artist. She now lives in Albuquerque but tries to join us for our monthly swap. She mails her stuff and we all eagerly await the arrival of her envelope into our midst. Here are tonight's creations:

Gift Card Swap...on Steroids!

These are all exquisite, don't you think?! Since I bragged on Chris, hers in in the upper far right corner of the grouping. Check out the detail on the little gift package.

The thing I most love about our swaps is everyone comes up with a different idea and they are all fabulous! I hope my share today gives you some fun ideas! Many of these are done using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. We have lots of different packages from which to chose!

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Posted on March 9, 2018

I Hope You Finished Your Week with a Magical Day!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Sale-A-Bration

Happy Friday Stampers! I hope you finished your week with a Magical Day! I had kind of a yucky week but it finished off so great today! I'm doing a presentation at our Stampin' Up! April OnStage event. I had my phone rehearsal today with the person in charge at SU and she gave me such positive feedback. I am so pumped to have been chosen for this and I will be sharing everything here on my blog in April.  We have a strict “sneak peek” policy so I have to wait until after the event to share. Stay tuned!

Since I had a great end to the week I thought sharing a “Magical Day” project would be appropriate…enjoy!

I Hope You Finished Your Week with a Magical Day!

You can purchase this stamp set at my online store, either by itself or as part of the bundle, which includes the framelits. When you purchase the bundle, you save 10%! I've shown the clear-mount bundle below, but you can also purchase with a wood-mount stamp set in the bundle.

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145985/magical-day-clear-mount-bundle

The instructions follow; please give a shout if you have any questions!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsMagical Day (wm-145854; cm-145857) OR Magical Day Bundle (wm-145984; cm-145985)
  • Cardstock – Marina Mist (119682); Basic Black (121045); Smoky Slate (131202); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Black Memento (132708)
  • Misc. – Markers: Blushing Bride; Crumb Cake; Daffodil Delight; Marina Mist; Real Red; Smoky Slate; Magical Mates Framelits (145660); Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288); Big Shot (143263); Tailored Tag Punch (145667); Dimensionals (104430); Fast Fuse (129026)

 

Measurements:

  • Marina Mist:                  8-1/2” x 5-1/2”       1-1/2” x 2-3/4”
  • Basic Black:                  4” x 5-1/2”
  • Smoky Slate:                3-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White:            4” x 4”

 

Instructions:

  1. Tear 1/2” off bottom of Basic Black cardstock; attach to folded Marina Mist card base.
  2. Emboss Smoky Slate cardstock using Brick Wall embossing folder. Layer onto card front using strong adhesive such as Fast Fuse.
  3. Attach Marina Mist strip to upper portion of card front using Fast Fuse.
  4. Stamp images on white cardstock. Die cut warrior and dragon; color using markers. Attach to card front using dimensionals.
  5. Punch out sentiment using Tailored Tag Punch. Place on top of Marina Mist strip using dimensionals.

Remember, there's only three weeks left to get your Sale-A-Bration freebies! I think we have some great choices this year.

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Posted on March 4, 2018

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

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 February 23, 2018

Happy Friday from the Magical Day Unicorn!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Happy Friday! My youngest grandcherub is obsessed with these magical creatures. I'm sure she is just waiting for the day one appears on her doorstep to take her on an adventure! Sometimes I think we adults need to get back some of the “magic” from our childhoods. Like, laying in the front yard, looking up at the clouds and finding all sorts of creatures romping around in the sky…maybe even unicorns!

Have you seen the whimsical images in the Magical Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!?

Happy Friday from the Magical Day Unicorn!

Aren't these fun?? My share today uses the unicorn and I can't wait to stamp some of these with my little grand!

The Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper adds a bit of “pop” and I think  sets off the unicorn perfectly! The  Whisper White square, cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies adds another little bit of detail on this whimsical card.

In addition to the stamp set and glimmer paper, this suite of products also has Washi Tape, Designer Series Paper, and Framelits (the framelits can be purchased as part of a bundle, in wood or clear mount, for a 10% savings!).

If you have any unicorn lovers in your home, here are the instructions so you can make some magical cards, too!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Magical Day Bundle (wood 145984, 145985 clear); Thoughtful Banners (141614)
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay (131197); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Bermuda Bay (131171); Pumpkin Pie (126945)
  • Misc. – Picture Perfect Party 6”x6” Designer Paper (145559); Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper 6”x6” (145601); Big Shot (143263); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo (144599); Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Duet Banner Punch (141483); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Bermuda Bay (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Designer Paper (triangle pattern): 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, 3” x 3” plus scraps
  • Glimmer Paper (turquoise): 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”

Instructions:

  1. Adhere the designer paper to the 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” Whisper White cardstock. Adhere these layers to the card base.
  2. Die cut the 2nd largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits using the 3” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere the square to the Glimmer Paper using Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the unicorn image using Memento ink on Whisper White scrap cardstock. Color in the unicorn’s body using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo. Color in the unicorn’s mane and tail using the Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist markers as shown. Die cut the image using the coordinating framelit. Adhere the unicorn to upper portion of the stitched square using Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the banner image using Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White scrap cardstock. Curve the photopolymer greeting “Oh Happy Day” on your clear block. Stamp the greeting inside the banner using Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch the banner image using the Duet Banner Punch. Adhere the punched banner to the lower portion of the stitched square using Dimensionals.

 

 

 

 
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Posted on February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope all of you have a day filled with love, laughter, and…chocolate! 🙂 Thank you all for supporting me and my business! Today's share is a project you can use but also expresses my thanks to all of you!

Many of the products used in making this card are “valentine” related. But, I wanted to show how you can take holiday-themed stamp sets and paper and use them for other occasions.

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

  • Paper – Powder Pink (144244); Fresh Fig (144242); Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580)
  • Stamp Pads – VersaMark Ink Pad (102283)
  • Misc.- 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (144217); 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Fresh Fig 1/8” Sheer Ribbon (144174); Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129); Heat Tool (129053); Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707); Big Shot (143263); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Fresh Fig 5 ½ x 8 ½, 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, 2 ½” x 7/8”
  • Powder Pink 3 ¾ x 5, 3 x 3, 2 ½ x ¾”

Instructions:

  1. Adhere the pieces of DSP to the Powder Pink layer.
  2. Wrap a 7” piece of ribbon around the long seam and secure to the back.
  3. Add a 2” piece of ribbon to cover the short top seam, secure the one on the front with a Glue Dot.
  4. Ink heart image and sentiment in Versamark, stamp on the pieces of Powder Pink, cover with Gold Emboss Powder and heat set.
  5. Crop heart image with the coordinating heart framelit and add to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Color the flowers with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.
  7. Snip the left end of the sentiment and add to the strip of Fresh Fig and mimic the banner end on the fig layer.
  8. Add DSP layer to the piece of Fresh Fig and then to the card base.
  9. Add the Fresh Fig bow to the heart where shown.

 

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Posted on October 19, 2017

It’s Mum Season Here in Texas!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Projects

Hello stampers! It's Mum Season Here in Texas! And I don't mean live, growing mums, rather Homecoming mums! Now, I have to confess. I am from California and we had lovely wrist corsages for our Homecoming activities. So, when we moved to Texas and I started hearing about “mums” for Homecoming, I was perplexed. Then, when I started seeing pictures of these “monster mums”, I couldn't imagine spending hundreds of dollars on these things, every year Freshman-Senior.

Fast forward a few years. I now have a grandson who is a senior in high school and I volunteered to make his girlfriend's mum. Of course, then she wanted me to make his “garter”mum. My grandson hung the moon so of course I eagerly said yes! My daughter in law came over on Sunday and we put together the one for girlfriend. Oh, did I mention we each have hot glue gun injuries on our fingers? But, I digress. It isn't about me, it's about these two awesome seniors and making their homecoming day fabulous!

It's Mum Season Here in Texas!

What do you think? Of course I integrated some Stampin' Up! embellishments, the Mini Gift Bows, available in the Holiday Catalog.

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144127

I also punched circle shapes to add some contrast to the letters I used. All that's missing now is attaching pictures in wee little frames and also some blinkie lights…who knew?? 🙂

The BEST part of this is Micaela (girlfriend) had never heard of Stampin' Up! and she loves papercrafting! I told her I would help with a senior scrapbook for her. Who knew that one little rubber stamp would be the beginning of all this! I love what I do!

If you might be interested in finding out a little bit more about the benefits of having your own Stampin' Up! business, check out a little bit more about me and my team, Girls, INK.

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Posted on October 16, 2017

Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Product Information/ Samples

Hello stampers! What a great weekend I had! The weather here in Texas was nice and I got to spend yesterday afternoon working on a Homecoming Mum. Now, I'm from California and we did not have anything remotely like this. A “mum” was a real flower mum and went into a small corsage on your wrist or dress.  I can't post a picture yet because we are keeping it a surprise from my grandson's girlfriend. Let me just say it is BIG! When I asked another mom who has made plenty of these if it is too big she said oh no; go BIG or go home! So, there you go, a learning opportunity! But, I digress, let's get back to the main reason for my post today. I want to share some fall inspiration with Colorful Seasons.

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=100070

This stamp set is another one of my personal favorites in the Holiday Seasonal Catalog; the images and greetings are charming and offer cardmaking versatility for every occasion year round.

Fall Inspiration With Colorful SeasonsFall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

Notice on the card just above, some of the little pieces were poked out with a paper piercing tool and some of the pieces remained in the leaf. This gives a fun, unique look.

Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

To see complete project instructions, including cutting measurements and supply lists, just click on PDF's below.

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Thanks for stopping by today for some Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons.

If you do need to order any supplies, my online store is only a click away. Until October 31, you can still grab a free pack of Designer Series Paper, when you order 3. You can choose from these thirteen gorgeous styles:

Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

Here is a PDF with page numbers, pricing and item numbers: Paper_Information

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Posted on October 6, 2017

12 Weeks Of Halloween – Week Seven – Hometown Halloween

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

12 Weeks Of Halloween – Week Seven – Hometown Halloween. Purple is my favorite color and I've always thought purple is a great “add-in” for Halloween themed cards. The gold on this card adds just enough “bling”.

12 Weeks Of Halloween - Week Seven - Hometown Halloween

The black neighborhood scene on this card is done with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits. These versatile dies can also be used on Christmas cards so that makes them a “more for your money” type of product! 🙂

12 Weeks Of Halloween - Week Seven - Hometown Halloween

I think this would also be perfect for making a “welcome to the neighborhood” card; I'll have to try that next!

Here are the instructions for the Halloween card and, of course, you can order any supplies at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetSpooky Cat (144749p)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Fresh Fig (144243); Basic Black (121045); Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931)
  • Misc. Gold Glimmer Paper (133719); 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861); Popcorn Box Thinlits (141473); Hometown Greetings Edgelits (144671); Big Shot (143263); Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon (144174); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Fresh Fig: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Pumpkin Pie: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Basic Black – 2-1/4″ x 4″

Instructions:

  • Slide the 1-1/4″ circle punch into the edge of the Gold Glimmer Paper and punch. Slide it in again in the same spot and crop out a moon.
  • Use the row of stars framelit from the Popcorn Box dies and crop five stars from Gold Glimmer Paper.
  • Run the black layer through the Big Shot with the row of houses edgelit and add to the bottom of the Pumpkin Pie layer. Trim to fit.
  • Ink greeting in black and stamp where shown. Add the moon and stars where shown.
  • Add this layer to the white mat.
  • Wrap a strip of ribbon around this layer and adhere to the back. Tie a bow with same ribbon and add it to the front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Add this layer to the card base with dimensionals.
  • We do have a couple of specials going on right now, so you might want to check them out!

We do have a couple of great specials going on right now, so please do check them out!

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Posted on October 3, 2017

What’s Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

Big Shot/ Customer Q & A/ Die Cut

Hey stampers! In today's post I wanted to answer a question I've been getting a lot from my customers. What's Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder? The answer is NOTHING! Let me explain the question and I'll give you my answer.

Customer Question: Anne, I just opened my new Stampin' Up! Quilt Top Embossing Folder (EF) and noticed that the design inside the folder is not centered (side to side). On the left side of the EF there is about 1/8″ open space before the design starts.  However, on the right  edge of EF, the design ends right up on the edge of the folder. Because the design is not centered, you have to fiddle with the CS to get it lined up before running through the Big Shot when using a larger piece of paper. Is there something wrong with my folder?

Answer: NO, there is definitely nothing wrong with your Embossing Folder! It was designed so you could get a continuous pattern on larger paper without the creased edge that happens when it is centered. Simply run the paper through, then rotate the previously embossed paper 180 degrees and run it through the Big Shot a second time. You'll get a continuous pattern without the creased edge. (You won't have this problem when embossing a regular-sized card or card layer.)

Here are pictures to show you what I explained above.

Run first time through Big Shot like this:

Is There Something Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

Rotate paper 180 degrees and run through second time:

Is There Something Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

Voila! A perfect patterned piece to use on a larger card or project, with no pesky ridge in the center:

Is There Something Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

I hope this answer to “What's Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?” has helped you today! If you have a question about any technique or stamping “challenge” you are having, please email me or post your question in the comments section below and I'll be glad to help!  I don't want to just sell you products. I want to help you get the most out of them! 🙂

 

 

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