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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 March 3, 2018

Same Stampin’ Blends Different Look – Coloring Techniques

Stampin' Blends/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Same Stampin' Blends Different Look – Coloring TechniquesHappy Saturday Stampers! I've been working on samples today that show some coloring techniques and tips using Stampin' Up!'s Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Blends.

Same Stampin' Blends Different Look - Coloring Techniques

Both samples were done with light and dark Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. The one on the right was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and the one on the left with Sahara Sand. Notice the subtle difference? The Sahara Sand is a more fibrous cardstock so the ink in the markers soaks in a bit more. The colors also look darker, even though I colored both images in the same manner. I like to start with the lighter color first and the lay down my darker shade when I want more contrast. You could easily do it the opposite way if you prefer.

Take a look at my video on Facebook and you'll see a few more tips.

If you need any supplies, including the Stampin' Blends, you can purchase them at my online store.

Now, off for a walk to enjoy the sun!

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Posted on March 2, 2018

Wardrobe Malfunction – Rhinestones to the Rescue!

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Wardrobe Malfunction – Rhinestones to the Rescue! HA! Do I have your attention? Now, this is not a wardrobe malfunction of Olympic proportions but it sure caused me just a wee bit of pause this morning!

I was getting ready for work, wanting to wear a “blingy” t-shirt that hasn't seen the light of day in awhile. I put it on and…GASP!

Wardrobe Malfunction - Rhinestones to the Rescue!

Do you see it? The grey spot in the middle where there SHOULD be a rhinestone? If your eyes are quite sharp you will see a few other little grey spots…but, I digress.

I doubt my co-workers would be looking that closely but…I knew my shirt was missing some of its bling.

AHA I said to myself. What would any self respecting Stampin' Up! demonstrator do? Why, march into the craft room, take out a package of rhinestones, a pair of Paper Snips and start fixing this “wardrobe malfunction”! That's just what I did!

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TADA! Here's the finished piece…not bad!

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As I looked more closely I saw some of the copperish rhinestones were also missing. Hmmm…Stampin' Up! doesn't sell those.

AHA! We DO sell Stampin' Blends that work beautifully for coloring rhinestones. So, I took out my Bronze marker and got to work. Here is the result.

Wardrobe Malfunction - Rhinestones to the Rescue!

Moral of my story today? Your craft room has an answer for all of life's problems…well, not really. But, it does hold the key to some small fixes!!

Have a TIGGERiffic day my friends!

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Posted on February 5, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

Online Classes/ Sale-A-Bration/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Monday! Well, if you're an Eagles fan it's happy…lol. My Cowboys weren't at the “big dance” so I was in my craft room on Facebook LIVE giving some tips and tricks and showed some Heartfelt Blooms samples from my upcoming FB LIVE class. If you missed it, no worries! You can watch the video recording here.

Can I just tell you how much I love this Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set?!

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

You can't purchase this beautiful set; but, you CAN get it for free as a Sale-A-Bration choice!

Now, let me confess something. When I first saw this set, I wasn't that excited; first glance had me a bit underwhelmed. But, as I started stamping with it I quickly changed my mind! The details in this image just come to life when you put ink to it. Whether you stamp a monochromatic look or use coloring tools, like Stampin' Blends, the results truly are magical!

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

The stamp set also comes with three sentiments that are perfect for any occasion! There are so many things you can do with just this one set!

I would love for you to join me as I teach 4 projects using this stunning set. Not only will you learn tips for this set, we will also tackle the frustration of tying a perfect bow! You will come away feeling like a bow-tying rock star for sure!

My class is on Wednesday, February 21 t 7 PM CST. Already have plans for that evening? No worries! The class will be recorded and you can ask me questions after the fact. I set up invitation-only groups for my classes and once you register, you're in!

Here's all the scoop for the class and I hope to see you there!

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Posted on December 19, 2017

Block Spritzing Technique Using Flirty Flowers

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Hey stampers? Did you know that you can use your Clear Blocks for a fun technique? Let me show you the Block Spritzing Technique Using Flirty Flowers. This technique is so versatile. You can use virtually any stamp set and any ink color. Besides your favorite stamp set and ink, you just need a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water.

Block Spritzing Technique Using Flirty Flowers

Here are the instructions; give this a try!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsFlirty Flowers (143872); Bunch of Blossoms (141573)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Dapper Denim (141414)
  • Stamp Pads – Dapper Denim (141394); Emerald Envy (141396); Versamark (102283)
  • Misc. – Watercolor Paper (122959); Clear Block E (118484); Stampin’ Spritzer (126185); Aqua Painter (103954); Heat Tool (129053); White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Embossing Buddy (103083); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White:   4 1/4″ x 11” (score at 5 1/2″)          2 1/8” x 5 1/2″
  • Dapper Denim:   2 1/4” x 5 1/2”
  • Watercolor Paper:          2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Apply Emerald Envy ink on one side of Clear Block E and apply Dapper Denim onto the other side by pressing the stamp pads directly onto the block.
  2. Use Stampin’ Spritzer to spritz water onto the block. Should take about 4 pumps to get the amount of water needed. Flip the block over quickly and place onto the Watercolor Paper at the top. Hold in place until the white spots are filled in with ink.
  3. Repeat process with the bottom of the Watercolor Paper.
  4. If there are white spots that haven’t absorbed the ink you can take an Aqua Painter to move ink into those areas.
  5. Lightly sprinkle with salt and use the Heat Tool to dry. Brush off the salt to reveal the mottled look.
  6. Make sure the Watercolor Paper is completely dry before proceeding. Rub the Embossing Buddy across the paper. Use Versamark ink to stamp the flowery image, sprinkle with White embossing powder and then use Heat Tool to finish embossing.
  7. Use SNAIL adhesive to adhere the various layers together and then adhere to the card base.
  8. Use Dapper Denim ink to stamp with sentiment.

Block Spritzing Technique Using Flirty Flowers

If you have a crafty friend (or maybe your hubby still needs the perfect gift for YOU!) who might enjoy this technique, why not surprise them with a Stamp Maven gift certificate! 

They can use their certificate to buy everything they need to try this technique or anything else they might want. Additionally, Sale-A-Bration is coming up after the first of the year and they can get a free stamp set, paper, card kit, or exclusive Die with their $50-100 purchase!

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Posted on December 6, 2017

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Big Shot/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey stampers! We are back from Spain, jet lag is gone, and the rush of holiday happenings has begun! Not sure how I will accomplish everything on my LONG to do list. But, that's OK; one step at a time! Today I wanted to give you a few tips that will take your holiday cards “From Ordinary to Extraordinary”.

First, using your favorite embossing folder on the envelope will have even your postal carrier talking about your creativity!

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Absolutely any folder will do and this technique will make sure yours is one of the first cards opened!

Another fun way to jazz up an envelope is to stamp on the outside. Coordinating the card with its envelope adds a bit of charm for sure.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

One tidbit I've learned from my postal employee friends; make sure you don't stamp anything all along the bottom edge of the front of the envelope. This could interfere with the USPS bar coding system and get your card returned. You don't want THAT to happen for sure!

Use an embossing folder that coordinates with your card theme. In this card, the folder used gives some “snow texture” to the little guy.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Another fun idea is to use a bit of washi tape to add some color and pop to your card. Washi tape is so easy to use and it is quite economical, too!

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

I hope these little tips will help you take your cards from ordinary to extraordinary this year! If you have some tried and true tips you'd like to share, post them as a comment here. I'm sure we all can benefit!

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Posted on November 14, 2017

Stampin’ Up! On Stage Highlight Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov.16

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

While I wasn't able to attend On Stage in person this year due to other business commitments, I do have some exciting news from the event to share with you. I was in the Top 100 of US Demonstrators AND in the top 200 globally. THANK YOU to my wonderful customers and team members for all your support that helped me earn this prestigious accomplishment. I am truly blessed! Now, I think the most exciting news to come out of the event can be summed up in this statement: Stampin' Up! On Stage Highlight Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov.16! What is the Stamparatus you might ask…and why do YOU need one?

Stampin' Up! On Stage Highlight Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov.16

You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiple projects with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clear images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and just re-stamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2, 3, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 that open so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage area on the bottom of tool
  • Retail price – $49.00

This Stampin' Up! video gives you an up close and personal look at all the features and benefits:

I’ve MUST have a Stamparatus. How do I get in line? **Note; you cannot reserve one until November 16th. 

The Stamparatus will be ordered differently than your other online orders.

Beginning Nov. 16, 2017 at 2pm MT, a LIMITED QUANTITY will be released for reservation.

  • Beginning Nov. 16, at 2pm MT (3 pm CST here in Texas) CLICK HERE, then click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow the instructions. If you've never shopped with me online before, you will need to open an account and here is my info to put in:
  1. Anne Brown
  2. Demo ID:49697
  3. Wylie, Texas
  • After receiving the reservations, Stampin' Up! will place an order with the manufacturer and your Stamparatus will be shipped, with delivery on approx. Feb. 1, 2018.
  • You will provide your credit card info now with your reservation, but it will not be charged until your Stamparatus is ready to ship.
  • You will receive an email from Stampin' Up! letting you know when to log back in to your online account to finalize your order.
  • You can ADD other Stampin' Up! products to your order AT THAT TIME if you'd like to receive Sale a Bration benefits!
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Stamparatus Launch Q & A

How to Reserve Your Stamparatus

Download the Stamparatus flyer

I have been waiting for so long for this tool to arrive. I participated in some of the “pre” surveys giving feedback to help Stampin' Up! design the very best tool to market. I will be reserving mine, too and I truly believe this will help all of us become better stampers! Any questions, please give me a shout.

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Posted on November 10, 2017

Vellum Embossing Tip – Cheers to the Year Wedding

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Hey stampers! One year ago tomorrow, our daughter married the love of her life. I truly can't believe a whole year has passed; I wish we were just getting ready for the wedding so I could enjoy it all over again…ha! Since that isn't possible, I have a wedding project to share with you. Also, a Vellum Embossing Tip – Cheers to the Year Wedding card.

Vellum Embossing Tip - Cheers to the Year Wedding

2 tips to think about when using vellum. First, since adhesive will show through the vellum layer, be sure to hide it under an embellishment (such as a button or rhinestone) or use ribbon to adhere vellum layer to card . Second, as in today's project, when you stamp on vellum, be sure to use your heat tool to “set” the ink. Even better, emboss your sentiment and then you can be sure the ink will not smudge.

Here are the instructions for the card. If you would like to make it, all the supplies can be purchased at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Cheers to the Year-144925 w, 144928 c
  • Stampin' Up Paper– Thick Whisper White-140272, Whisper White-100730, Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper-144640, Champagne Foil-144748 (from Year of Cheer Suite, page 36 of 2017 Holiday catalogue), Vellum cardstock-101856
  • Stampin' Up Ink– Basic Black-140931
  • Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools– Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-143705, Big Shot, Sweet & Sassy Framelits-141707, Banner Triple Punch-138292, Pearls Basics Jewels-144219, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, SNAIL Adhesive-104332, Mini Glue Dots- 103683, Heat Tool- 129053

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick- 4.25”x11”, scored at 5.5”
  • Champagne Foil Sheet- 4”x 5.25”, plus piece for die cutting
  • Year of Cheer DSP- 3.75” x 5”
  • Whisper White- small piece for die cutting
  • Vellum- about 1” x 4” strip

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut and score the Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Add the Champagne Foil sheet with SNAIL Adhesive to the card front.
  3. Run the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper through the Big Shot in the Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder– making sure to keep the heart centered. Adhere this embossed layer to the Champagne Foil sheet with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Then, cut a piece of Champagne Foil sheet with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to create the large heart.
  5. Cut a smaller heart from a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit on top with a smaller heart die.
  6. Stamp the Mr & Mrs from the Cheers to the Year stamp set in Basic Black ink on the Whisper White heart.
  7. On the strip of Vellum Cardstock, stamp the supporting greeting with Basic Black ink and heat set with the Heat Tool so it doesn’t smudge. Trim ends with the Triple Banner Punch.
  8. Adhere the hearts to the debossed heart on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Add the vellum over top with some Mini Glue Dots, then hide the glue dots with some Pearls Basics Jewels.

 

If you like to take classes but find yourself too busy, my Facebook LIVE classes are a great solution. You can pop in for the live class, or watch later at your convenience. My latest class is coming up on November 16 at 7:00 pm CST and I'll be making three projects with the Quilted Christmas Bundle.

 

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Posted on October 25, 2017

My Wood Blocks Don’t Fit Back Into the Case – HELP!

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Hey stampers. Today I want to share a problem that many stampers have AND I'm going to give you solutions. If I've heard this once, I've heard it 50 times from my customers: My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case – HELP! I personally purchase photopolymer stamp sets whenever available but I have many customers who prefer our red rubber, wood mount sets.

The sets that have lots of pieces, like Work of Art, can often present a challenge after using them; how DO I get all the pieces back into the case? Believe it or not, many of these wood mount stamp sets only go back in one way. I actually have heard of customers who purchased this set, couldn't get the pieces back in so they just put all the stamps in a baggie on the shelf!

My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!

You can create such a variety of  projects, no matter the occasion.

My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!

My sweet husband, Dave (AKA The Stamp Slave) recorded a You Tube video on my channel that gives you several solutions to help you if you experience this.  Hope it helps you!

https://youtu.be/GarT3KJQgpY

If there are any particular “challenges” you have in your papercrafting, let us know. Others are probably experiencing the same thing and we love sharing videos to help!

 

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Posted on October 20, 2017

Fall is the Perfect Time for a Stampin’ Up! Swap

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I think Fall is the perfect time for a Stampin' Up! Swap. Last night, some of my team members, customers and some other “crafty friends” got together for our monthly Swap Your Heart Out card exchange. This time our theme was cards with buttons. When we exchange cards, we make one for each participant. Here is my “haul”:

I love all of the fall themed cards and the variety. My card is the button ornament one at the bottom.

Now I have to confess something straight up…I am a button hoarder. My craft room is filled with buttons and I cannot possibly use them all in even two lifetimes. So when this month's swap hostess chose cards with buttons as her theme, my heart literally skipped a beat. WHAT? I'm going to have to part with some of my treasures? There were 12 ladies in the swap this time so I had to use SIXTY of my precious stash…GASP!

I'm happy to say I survived and still have plenty to use on new creations!

Thanks for popping in today and have a fabulous weekend!

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Posted on October 11, 2017

Quick Technique Tip Today – Leaf Veins

Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! I have a quick technique tip for you today – leaf veins. Did you know that Stampin' Up! has an Instagram site? This is where I found this great tip for today. No need to reinvent the wheel every day, right! 🙂

Quick Technique Tip Today - Leaf Veins

Simply stamp the leaf from Gourd Goodness Stamp Set, line up the Leaf Punch with the image you just stamped and…voila! You'll have a detailed leaf that will add beauty to any card!

For more great tips like this one, be sure you receive my email newsletter. Just put your information in at the top and you'll receive a free gift PLUS you'll start receiving great information and tips.

 

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Posted on September 28, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies – Double Duty Letters

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

Hey Stampers! Today we're talking about Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies – Double Duty Letters. I'm sure cost is a factor when you are choosing your crafting products; me too! When I find products that can do “double duty” so to speak, those rise to the top of my list!

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies - Double Duty Letters

In this card the “negative” part of the die-cut letters is used as well as the letters themselves. At a cost of $99.00, the complete set of Large Letters Framelits Dies IS an investment, not just a purchase. Part of my joy as a demonstrator is to help you discover new ideas and new ways to use your “stuff”.

This set of dies includes 37 pieces and the largest one measures 1-3/16″ x 2-5/16″. Whether you are a stamper, scrapbooker, or other crafter extraordinaire, these letters give you so many choices to personalize your projects.

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies - Double Duty Letters

The absolute BEST way to get your hands on these versatile dies and put money in your pocket for holiday shopping, is to purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. For only $99 plus tax (FREE shipping is included), you can choose $125 in product; you'd still have $26 left after you selected these Framelits Dies! And, the best part? You would get all the other “perks” of being in the Stampin' Up! Family AND a member of my Girls, INK team.

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies - Double Duty Letters

Here are some of us at a recent event. If I haven't met you yet, I'm the one in the blue shirt in the middle of the photo! I invite you to read more about my team how Stampin' Up! might help you achieve some of your dreams! Questions? Give me a shout on email, phone (214-293-4461) or Facebook; I love to talk about Stampin' Up! and my fifteen year journey of fun, friendships, and financial blessings.

Here are the instructions for today's project.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Season Like Christmas (p 144860)
  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz (131180), Old Olive (126953), Early Espresso (126974)
  • Paper: Old Olive (100702), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
  • Other: Big Shot (143263), Large Letters Framelits (141712), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Snail (104332)

Measurements:

  • Old Olive: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Early Espresso: 5 ½” x 3 3/4”
  • Whisper White: 5 ½” x 3 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Old Olive card base in half.
  2. Attach the Early Espresso mat to the cardstock front.
  3. Stamp the trees as shown at varying heights. Stamp some of the greenery, with Old Olive ink and some Pear Pizzazz ink. Stamp the tree trunk with Early Espresso ink. For the Pear Pizzazz tree, stamp off the tree trunk. Do not stamp the 2-step layer on the top of the tree (it makes the trees too dark to see the letters).
  4. Cut out the letters on the Big Shot from the stamped piece of cardstock. If you are not using the Magnetic platform for the Big Shot, you will want to use a Post It note or Washi Tape to hold the letters in place. Cut out one letter a time.
  5. Attach the stamped white strip to the Espresso mat.
  6. Re-attach the letters to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals.
  7. Paint the letters with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

 

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Posted on September 26, 2017

12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 6 – Eclipse Technique

Big Shot/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Hello stampers! I'm getting ready to travel to New Orleans to participate in a Mastermind with some other top demonstrators in Stampin' Up! Dave and I went last year, and it was just a wonderful and productive few days. This year I'm so excited we'll be sharing a house with the top demonstrator from New Zealand. She is such a special, talented lady; we are both looking forward to sharing ideas and just hanging out with her.  I'm posting my 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 6 – Eclipse Technique early so while I'm away you won't miss anything!

My plan IS to post while I'm away, but you never know about technology while traveling! 🙂

12 Weeks of Halloween - Week 6 - Eclipse Technique

This technique has so many options, no matter what the occasion. Instructions and supplies follow below. If I can answer any questions about this technique, just give me a shout!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSpooky Cat (144749–Photopolymer)
  • Cardstock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045); Lemon Lime Twist (144245)
  • Designer Series Paper – None
  • Stamp Pads – Archival Basic Black (140931); Smokey Slate (131179)
  • Misc. – Woodland Textured Embossing Folder (139673); Large Letters Framelits Dies (141712); Vintage Crochet Trim (144611); Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259); Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639); Clear Embossing Powder (109130); Stamping Sponges (141337); Heat Tool (129053); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Embossing Buddy (103083); Stampin’ Scrub (126200); Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394); Grid Paper (130148); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 4-1/4” x 11”
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5” x 2-7/8”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – 5” x 3/4”
  • Vintage Crochet Trim – 6”

Instructions:

  1. Arrange the Large Alphabet letters B-O-O on the 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” Whisper White and run it through the Big Shot to die cut them out. NOTE: Do not toss any center pieces from any of the alphabet letters.
  2. Arrange the same Whisper White cardstock piece with all of the alphabet letters and their insert pieces inside the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and run through the Big Shot. NOTE: Die cutting the alphabet letters after texture embossing will cause the raised embossing to flatten as it goes through the Big Shot.
  3. Lay the Whisper White cardstock layer with the alphabet letters and their insert pieces onto a piece of Grid paper. Lightly sponge Smokey Slate ink over top of the raised Woodland embossed tree trunks and branches.
  4. Adhere the main portion of the Whisper White layer to the Basic Black cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Lay the B-O-O letters in place, but only add liquid glue to the alphabet inserts and set into place.
  5. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the alphabet letters B-O-O and set into place. NOTE: pay special attention to the letter O’s and matching up the correct embossed tree trunks and branches.
  6. Ink the Trick or Treat sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set with Archival Basic Black, stamp in the center of the Lemon Lime Twist strip, cover with Stampin’ Clear Embossing powder and heat set using the Heat Tool on high setting. Add to the bottom portion of the Basic Black cardstock matte layer leaving a gap between this layer and the Woodland embossed layer.
  7. Adhere the Black Vintage Crochet Trim with a light line of Multipurpose Liquid glue to the gap area of the focal layer and wrap the ends to the back side of the Basic Black layer.
  8. Adhere the focal layer to the Thick Whisper White cardstock base. Add medium-sized Black Rhinestone Jewels to either side of the Trick or Treat sentiment; and add Mini Black Sequins to various spots on the Woodland embossed layer using a small dot of Multipurpose Liquid glue.

Thanks for visiting today; I hope you learned something new with my 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 6 – Eclipse Technique project.

 

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Posted on September 25, 2017

Elegant Kitty Using Stampin’ Up! Cat Punch

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Hey stampers and welcome! Today's project is an Elegant Kitty using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch. While this punch has been used a lot for Halloween themed cards and gift packages, other project ideas are endless! In this card, the focal image is a black cat punched from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, using the Cat punch. Instructions and supplies used will be at the end of the post…enjoy!

Elegant Kitty Using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch

Stampin' Up! products coordinate so beautifully! From our colors to punches to embellishments and tools, we have it all. If you've never browsed through one of our catalogs, take a look at these short videos that showcase several coordinating product “bundles” in our most recent Creativity Delivered Holiday Catalog.

Merry Little Christmas Suite

 

Ready For Christmas Bundle

Quilted Christmas Suite

If you like these products, I'm hosting a Facebook “LIVE” class on October 5 t 7:00 pm CST teaching three projects using this Painted Harvest Stamp Set, one of the most popular products in the Holiday Catalog.

Elegant Kitting Using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch

My classes are a lot of fun and I'd love to have you join; click here to find out more. Here are the projects I'll be teaching. During the class I'll also be sharing many helpful tips and techniques to help you with your stamping proficiency.

 

Registration is Now Open for my NEW Painted Harvest Online Class

Thanks for popping in today and here are the Elegant Kitty Using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch instructions:

Supplies:

  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Spooky Nights DSP (144610)
  • Stamp Pads – Versamark (102283)
  • Misc. Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430), Liquid Glue (110755), Big Shot (143263), Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Rhinestones (144220), Basic Black 3/8” Ribbon (144129)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1:  Basic Black 8 ½ x 5 ½, Scraps
  • Card Stock 3: Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4

Instructions:

  1. Using the Big Shot and Garden Trellis embossing folder, emboss Whisper White layer.  Tack Ribbon to backside and then adhere to card front using Mono Glue.  Tie your bow.
  2. Using the Cat Punch, punch two basic black cats and adhere the first cat using Mono Liquid Glue and the second cat using dimensionals.  Punch out the third cat from the Spooky Nights DSP .
  3. Using Versamark ink, ink cat and then emboss using the heat tool and Clear embossing powder.  Adhere on top of the other layered cats.
  4. Adhere rhinestones for the elegant kitty’s choker collar.
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Posted on September 21, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Less Is More

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Hello stamping peeps! Thanks for popping in. I have a new tip today, Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Less Is More. I don't know about you, but sometimes I forget a rule of thumb I've heard forever about makeup; less is more! Did your mom ever tell you this? Perhaps you've told your own daughter this tip? Well, the same thing can apply to crafting.

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Less Is More

Notice there are three different types of ribbon on the front of this card, but just small pieces of each type. I love ALL my ribbon, but it certainly goes farther if I don't always tie it around the entire card and end with a bow. Same thing holds for Designer Series Paper; sometimes less is more! I think the small piece of paper on this card actually works better than if a much larger piece had been used. Do you agree? Would love for you to leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts.

Here are the instructions, measurements and supply list for today's Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Less Is More project. If you need to order any supplies, click here to go to my online store. There are tons of great new products in the Holiday Catalog!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsGood Tidings (144870)
  • Card Stock –Tranquil Tide (144246); Pool Party (122924); Very Vanilla (101650); Pear Pizzazz (131201)
  • Stamp Pads – Tranquil Tide (144085); Pear Pizzazz (131180)
  • Misc. – Painted Autumn DSP (144613); Everyday Label Punch (144668); Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144136); Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259); 7/8” Striped Ribbon (144624); Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639); Stamping Sponges (141337); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Pool Party: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Tranquil Tide: 1 7/8” x 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla:  2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz:  scrap for Everyday Label Punch
  • Painted Autumn DSP: 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (x2)

Instructions:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. Sponge edges with Pear Pizzazz ink using Stamping Sponges. Add Tranquil Tide ink in the lower right corner with the Stamping Sponges. Add Black Rhinestones.
  2. Using the Everyday Label Punch, punch out an image using Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  3. Assemble the rest of the card.
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