Posted on August 30, 2018

Make This Card in TEN Minutes or Less…REALLY!

Memories & More/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! SO glad you popped in today and I think you will be happy, too! What if I told you that you can make this card in TEN minutes or less…really! Sometimes don't you just want to make a card or two without getting out every product that you own and working for a couple of hours to make ONE card?! You know… easy…peasy…done! That's what I'm talking about!

Make This Card in TEN Minutes or Less...REALLY!

This card was made with FOUR products; well, five if you count the bone folder! And the ten minutes part? Yeah, that includes getting out your supplies! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Card Stock (CS) – Bermuda Bay (131197); Whisper White (100730)
  • Misc. – Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack (147035); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Here are the measurements and instructions:

Measurements:

  • Bermuda  Bay Card Stock:        4-1/4” x 11”, score in half at 5-1/2”
  • Whisper White Card Stock:      4” x 5-1/4”

Instructions:

  1. Crease the fold in the card base using a Bone Folder.
  2. Glue three 3” x 4” Tea Room cards onto the front of the card base.
  3. Glue the Whisper White CS onto the inside of the card base.

If you're not familiar with “Memories and More” by Stampin' Up!, this is our memory keeping (aka scrapbooking) line of products.  The card packs in our line are so versatile, like the ones I used in today's sample. I keep several sets in my craft room! Of course, if you like, you can add bling and ribbon to jazz things up!

If you'd like to order any of today's supplies, just click on any picture below. That's it for today; see you next time!

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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.

INK USES COLORS CLEANING
Classic Stampin' Pad Dye-based, fast drying, acid free. Upside down, flip-top, pads stay juicy. Firm foam pad gives you complete coverage. Matching ink refills Neutrals, Brights, Subtles, Regals, In Colors Stampin' Scrub & Mist
Simply Shammy**
Memento Pad Fade-resistant dye ink , acid free. Use with images you will color with Stampin' Blends, re-ink with Memento ink refill Tuxedo Black Stampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Staz On Pad Permanent ink, acid free. Use with images you will watercolor. Vellum and window sheets Jet Black Staz On Cleaner
VersaMark Pad Clear, translucent ink used to produce a watermark effect, Also used for heat embossing and resist techniques. Re-ink with Versamark Refills. Clear Stampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Uninked Stampin' Spots Felt 1″ x 1″ squares. Ink with Classic Stampin' Ink Refills Stampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Craft Uninked Pad & Refill Thick, 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 White Stampin' Scrub & Mist (use wet wipe or paper towel first to get off some of the ink.
Uninked Spectrum Pad Contains 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 23, 2018

Big Shot Project and Plate “Sandwich” Tips

Big Shot/ Die Cut

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.

sandwich-flyer

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 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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Posted on August 16, 2018

New Holiday Catalog – Don’t Wait Until September 5 to Order!

Join My Team

WHAT? I don't have to wait until September 5 to order from the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog?

New Holiday Catalog - Don't Wait Until September 5 to Order!

That's right! Santa can come early for YOU! How?

Join my Girls INK team of demonstrators from all over the country so you can order right now!

Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the product suites. There is something for everyone in this catalog, no matter what your style or tastes!

New Holiday Catalog - Don't Wait Until September 5 to Order!

You get to choose $125 of products from either our Annual Catalog or this seasonal one AND it only costs you $99 plus tax, no shipping! You also get one of our rockin' past Paper Pumpkin craft kits as an extra freebie. Where else can you get a lot of your favorite stamping supplies AND business tools for this price! The holidays are coming and, seriously, who doesn't need a little extra money?! No pressure, no commitment, your initial kit contents are yours to keep regardless and you've got 3-6 months to purchase at a minimum 20% savings.

Honestly, when I joined Stampin' Up! sixteen years ago, I wasn't looking to build a business; I just wanted to get a discount on products I loved. But, boy am I glad someone thought enough of me to talk to me about the opportunity. I'd love to tell you more or you can click here and check it out for yourself.

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