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Posted on August 23, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Ink Pads

Product Information/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Ink Pads

Hey stampers! I'm back with another tip to help you get the most out of your crafting supplies. Today I'll be sharing a couple of ideas for your ink pads.

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You might be someone who buys every color of ink pad ever made by Stampin' Up! That would be me, which is why I became a demonstrator That's another conversation we can have if you have any interest. Give me a shout and we'll chat.

Back to ink pads. Notice in the photos above there are 2 shades of ink in each sample.  In each example only one color of ink is used.  Rose Red in the first, Early Espresso in the second and Pear Pizzazz in the third. Each Stampin' Up! Ink Pad can actually give you three different shades of ink, dark, medium, and light. The name for this is repetition stamping.

In repetition stamping, the image is stamped repeatedly without re-inking your stamp.  The first stamp will be the darkest, then a little lighter and the third repetition will be the lightest. Repetition stamping allows you to create some really cool effects, using one color alone. I always keep a piece of grid paper on my stamping table so that I can “stamp off” onto that paper when I need just the lightest shade on my card. Of course, you can always use two or three different colors of inks to create shading effects if you prefer.

The second tip I have for you involves re-inking your pads. When you purchase an ink pad do you get the re-inker at the same time? No? Well, you are not alone, ha! I have so many customers who just buy the ink pad to save money. I totally get that; however, more times than not you will end up with a dry ink pad down the road. If you had the re-inker you could freshen it and get back to stamping. If you don't have one, you will either have to purchase a new inkpad OR purchase a re-inker which might be from a different dye lot and you'll end up with a different color. So my advice is to save  yourself time and money, buy the re-inker! 🙂 Click here to go to my online store.

I hope you've found today's topic, Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Ink Pads, helpful. I'm here to help if you need anything!



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Posted on February 18, 2011

Wish Big

Classes / Events/ Die Cut/ Stamping

Have you ever heard of anyone wishing "small"? Me neither! Our Word Play stamp set has an assortment of greetings that use different and unique letters and images. One of my favorite images in that set is "Wish Big". It can be used for any type of birthday card for young or old, male or female, depending upon the color choice. Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Bashful Blue were the colors chosen for this card (see all the stamping supplies listed below).

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Go Green and Word Play Sets; Bashful Blue Card Stock; Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Old Olive Textured Card Stock; Small Square Whisper White Envelopes; On Board Mix & Match; Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pads; Brights Craft Stampin’ Spots; Distressing Essentials; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter; Brights Designer Buttons; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch; Big Shot Die Cut Machine; Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die Set; Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; staple and stapler

If you have not yet been introduced to the fun of making handmade cards, I'd love to offer you a free private class to show you what you've been missing. And if you're not yet a subscriber, be sure to sign up for my monthly email newsletter on the top, left-hand side of the blog.

Anne Brown, The Stamp Maven, 972-234-9118

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Posted on February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Holidays / Special Days/ Samples/ Stamping

Of course as a mom and grandma, I love giving Valentine surprises to all the kids. Here are some Valentine boxes I made for the best grandchildren in the world! Even if I were not a Stampin' Up! Demo, I would probably use rubber stamping supplies to make gift packaging and handmade cards…have you been card shopping at a retail store lately? For these boxes, I used the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Basic Black Classic Ink. Of course, each box is filled with different treats and treasures.

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It wouldn't be a holiday if I didn't give you a little bit of trivia. I love poking around the internet to come up with some fun facts to share with you all…enjoy!

15% of women in the United States send themselves flowers on Valentines Day.

Valentines Day is the second largest "card sending" holiday in the U.S. (do you know which is the first?)

In the VIctorian era, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentines Day card.

85% of the people who purchase cards on Valentines Day are women.

The launch of penicillin was announced on Valentines Day.

(the two sites where I got this trivia are candy and lounge.)


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Posted on October 29, 2010

Cyberstampers Starts Monday


Don't forget…  Our new virtual stamp club, Cyberstampers Club, is starting up on Monday.  It's perfect for those of you who want the benefits of being in a club, but on your schedule.  You can attend and do the projects any time, 24/7! 

It's like taking an online class once a month, but only when you have the time. You'll also have the class video and printable PDF to refer to later.  No more taking a bunch of notes or forgetting what you learned at the class!

There will be projects/classes on stamping techniques, scrapbooking techniques, and some digital scrapbooking tutorials. We'll discuss various stamping supplies and scrapbooking supplies too!

For the full description and the option to get signed up, take a look at the Cyberstampers Page and see how the virtual club will fit into your situation.

Click Here to go to the page.

Please call me at 972-234-9118 or email with any questions.

See you online!

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