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Posted on July 3, 2020

Playful Pets Suite Collection from Stampin’ Up!

Projects/ Samples/ Stamping

This new suite is so delightful! Today I'm featuring a project made with the Pampered Pets bundle and Playful Pets Trinkets. This images in the set remind me so much of the Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp, which is one of my favorites!

You'll find instructions and supply list. If you need any of these supplies or any others, you can just click a picture to go right to my online store.

  • Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets – Band Together (149231)
  • Card Stock – Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Misc. – Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (152489), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (104108), Dog Builder Punch (108543), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin’ Seal Adhesive (152813), Paper Snips (103579), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Hippo & Friends Dies (153585), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
  • Measurements:
  • Real Red: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
  • Designer Series Paper: 4” x 5 1/4” (Dog or Cat paper with words)
  • Whisper White: 3” x 3” or small scrap
  • Linen Thread: 14”
  1. Instructions:
  2. Score the Real Red card base at 5 1/2” and adhere the DSP with Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Fussy cut two of the Playful Pets from a piece of the DSP.
  4. Die cut the second largest label out of Real Red Card Stock and the smallest label out of the Whisper White Card Stock. Adhere the Real Red label to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the sentiment on the small white label and add to the center of the Real Red Label with Stampin’ Seal.
  6. Add Stampin' Dimensionals to DSP pets and adhere to the card.
  7. Punch a small heart from the Dog Builder punch. Add to the card with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.
  8. Snip the Linen Thread in half and make a double bow. Add below the heart with a Mini Glue Dot.

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Posted on June 30, 2020

Money Saving Tips

Join My Team/ Stamping

Happy Monday! Today I have several tips that just might save you some money.

If you've been around the Stampin' Up! world for awhile, you know that color coordination is one of the best features of our products. No matter if you are using ink, paper, ribbon or other embellishments in one of our exclusive colors, everything will match!

That can create a challenge though if you want every color of ink that we sell! To purchase you would spend $375 and then if you added the ink refills plus tax and shipping you would be looking at over $500! While I would love to have a sale, here are a few alternatives that would give you all our fabulous colors, yet not break the bank!

First, take a look at our Many Marvelous Markers set. For $123 (plus tax and shipping) you can get all 40 “core colors” plus Basic Black in one case, with extra spaces for In Color Markers. Each 5 marker In Color set is only $15 plus t&s. You can use your markers to color right on your stamps! When I joined Stampin' Up! over 18 years ago, I bought the markers first and then added ink pads as I went along.

A second option is to purchase “uninked” Stampin' Spots and ink refills for all of the colors. Stampin' Spots are 1″ x 1″ “mini” ink pads. A package of 5 “spots” is $9.00 plus tax and shipping and ink refills are $3.75 plus t&s. You can see, this would be much more cost effective.

Lastly, for just two more days, joining Stampin' Up! is an even better deal. For $99 plus tax, NO SHIPPING, you get to choose $125 in products (like the complete marker set!) AND you get to add any stamp/tool bundle of your choice! This is a terrific deal. Of course, another bonus is you get…ME…and all the other members of my team, Girls, Ink.

If this appeals to you, click here to check out all the details and, if you find it's for you, you can join before the end of June and grab the extra stamp/tool bundle!

If joining isn't for you right now, you can click on a link below to go to my online store and grab some colors!

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Posted on June 18, 2020

Color Combinations

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Do you struggle with deciding on color combinations for your handmade cards? Here are a couple tips that you might find helpful.

First, our catalog is filled with great samples! If you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like a catalog, please give me a shout!

Second, I often pull out color charts, like this one, to help give my creativity a little boost.

I get tired of using the same old colors. If you could use some new ideas, I've added some color charts below that use Stampin' Up!'s core colors. Feel free to print out and use!

color charts

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