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Posted on September 22, 2014

More Fall Fun!

Die-Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

I guess you've figured out that I love Fall! Did you know that Fall officially begins tonight about 9:00 pm?

More Fall Fun –  this cute project done by one of Stampin' Up!'s concept artists, Jen. I think working in the Creative Department at SU would be a fabulous job…don't you agree?

hello-fall_crbfall-feathers-cardTo achieve the “faux watercolor” look on the feathers, she inked her stamp out of the Four Feathers Stamp Set and misted the surface of the inked stamp with water in a Stampin’ Spritzer. This technique works best if you mist a few times, or until you can see small puddles forming.  Then stamp on Watercolor Paper. If you want more bleed, you can mist the paper directly.

Another way to achieve this “faux” watercolor look is to use the swatches, swaths, and shapes found in the Work of Art Stamp Set. Aren't these little pumpkins adorable? The sky's the limit with this set; use your imagination and see what you can create!

work of art pumpkinBoth of these fun stamp sets come in clear mount and wood mount. There are also framelits to match the Four Feather Stamp Set; if you purchase the bundle you save 15%. Why not grab one!

 

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Posted on April 24, 2014

Punch And Banner Scrapbooking

Classes / Events/ Die-Cut/ Scrapbook

Here is page #2 from my class.  Using punches and banners, I wanted to show the girls that, even without a lot of  embellishments, you can create awesome pages and layouts! Of course, I'm always happy to provide you with the most fabulous embellishments sold by Stampin' Up! 🙂

The girls created banners using the Banners Framelits Dies in the Occasions Catalog. They punched scallop circles on which they could journal; or, if they chose, use for small photos. They loved the Washi Tape for adhering the scallop circles, instead of adhesive. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite way to use Washi Tape!

Of course, there are tons of ways you could “step up” this page. My goal, however, was to let them put together simple pages and have instant scrapbooking success!

Come back tomorrow and you'll see how a few strips of paper and Washi Tape makes a great background on your page!

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Posted on April 23, 2014

Scrapbooking For Dummies

Classes / Events/ Die-Cut/ Scrapbook/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Now, I am not really calling anyone a dummy; but, I'm sure you've seen all those __________________For Dummies books at the bookstore. Sometimes I really do think we need a book like that for scrapbooking! A couple of weeks ago, I was teaching a class to some high school seniors and I had been asked to create some pages they could easily duplicate. I'm going to be sharing these pages over the next few days.

I wanted the first page to be one that anyone could do, even if they were brand new to the crafting world; hence, my post title! I did have a couple of newbies, so I'm glad I had something that would make them feel successful right off the bat.

I used colors from the Brights Collection and pre-cut the large squares. All they had to do for the background was to pick the four colors that most appealed to them. Next, they chose coordinating solid colors to run through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine to create their photo “mats”.  The librarian hosting the class wanted bright, springlike pages. Using the Floral Framelits made it so easy and the girls loved it!

Lastly, they needed a place for journaling. I had some cards left over from some other projects so I spread them all out and let the girls choose. Everyone got the little word bubble clip, so they didn't even need adhesive for this part.

My favorite thing about getting together with these girls was returning to the basics and remembering back how it was when I first started scrapbooking and didn't have too many products. I still wanted to create fun pages. Of course, as we continue to create our pages, our style changes and that is fabulous, too. A hobby for anyone and everyone!

Tomorrow I'll share the next page…..be sure to come back!

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