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Posted on May 14, 2019

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

Memories & More/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Let's face it. We are all long on to do lists and short on time these days, especially where our fun hobbies are concerned. There are jobs to go to, kids activities, meals to prep and cook, the list goes on and on. When we have to slash the list, our “fun” activities are usually the ones to go.

Today's project features a card that has NO stamping! How's that for time-saving?

It uses our Memories & More card pack; and not just any card pack. This one is coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that goes “live” on June 4.These cards are part of a wonderful suite of projects that is perfect for casual AND avid stampers.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

The card pack includes 50 double-sided cards, 6 single-sided printed vellum specialty cards , and 4 sticker sheets, all for $11.00! In addition, if you scrapbook in addition to cardmaking, these products are acid and lignin free.

Here are the instructions and supply list for today's project. I think a set of these note cards, using different designs from the card pack would make a lovely gift!  No driving to the mall, no thinking up designs, totally easy peasy! Once your cards are put together, just pop them into one of our acetate card boxes and decorate with a ribbon bow or belly band and you're all set!

Supplies

  • Paper: Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149487)
  • Other: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack (149445); Stitched Rectangles Dies (148551); SNAIL adhesive (104332; Die Cutting Machine

Instructions

  1. Cut down one of the card bases in the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes to 8 ½” x 5 ½”; fold to create card front.
  2. Adhere one of the 4” x 3” Memories & More Cards to the left side of the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
  3. Cut out the sentiment from the Memories & More Card using the 3 ½” x 2 1/8” die from the Rectangle Framelits using a die cutting machine.
  4. Adhere the rectangle piece onto the card front.
  5. Add one magnolia blossom and two leaf stickers from the Memories and More Cards to the top right corner of the rectangle.

See how easy?!

Here are a few other samples using the Magnolia Lane Suite.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demo, I'd love to work with you. Need a catalog? Email me with your mailing info and phone number; I'll get one out to you.

Oh, don't forget that in order to make room for wonderful new products like Magnolia Lane, we must bid farewell to others. You can see retiring (and clearance rack!) items at my online store, HERE.

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Posted on April 5, 2019

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Projects/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday Stampers! Maybe I'm dating myself here, but who remembers making your mom a “May basket” or perhaps dancing around the “May Pole” with your childhood friends? Today's project share is this adorable little May basket using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

These products were on backorder for quite awhile but they've hit the SU shelves once again! All the instructions and measurements are  below and if you need help with anything, please give me a shout.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Card Stock – Calypso Coral (122925); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento (132708); Calypso Coral (147101)
  • Misc.– Happiness Blooms Designer Paper (149795); 5/8”Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White Ribbon (146912); Butterfly Duet Punch (148523); 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869);Big Shot (143263); Wonderful Floral Framelits (148529); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995)’ Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Calypso Coral:                     3” x 3” – score 1/2” all 4 sides
  • Whisper White:                     3” x 3”             2 1/2” x 3 1/2″
  • Happiness Blooms DSP:    4” x 8 1/2″
  • 5/8”Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White Ribbon:  12”

Instructions:

Snip the little flaps up to the score lines.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Put Mini Glue Dot on all 4 sides and fold into a box.

Adhere Tear & Tape around box edge.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Put Tear & Tape on one short side of Designer Series Paper.

Peel top off Tear & Tape and wrap Designer Series Paper around box. Peel top off Tear & Tape along short edge and close up basket/bag.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Use 1/2″ Circle Punch to create hole for ribbon.

Thread Tulle Ribbon through hole and tie bow.

Cut label using Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies and 3” x 3” Whisper White piece. Stamp greeting with Memento Ink Pad.

Stamp butterflies with Memento ink on 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Whisper White piece.

Stamp insides of butterfly with Calypso Coral ink, stamped off once.

Punch out butterflies – stamp body with Memento ink.

Attach to label with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Attach label to basket/bag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Remember, you can always use different paper and stamp sets if you don't have something I show!

If you'd like to order the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and/or coordinating punch, just click on an image below! Purchasing the bundle saves you 10%!

 

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Posted on February 25, 2019

How Do I Watercolor With Stampin’ Up! Markers?

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

Today I'm here to tell you about my recent You Tube video. In this video I answer the question, how do I watercolor with Stampin' Up! markers?

Look closely at this picture. Glancing quickly it might look like I watercolored the image with a brush. But, I actually colored on the stamp using several Stampin' Write markers and then used an Aqua Painter to achieve the “watercolor” look. This technique truly is easy to do and you will feel like an artist! Trust me, stick figures are the extent of my drawing/painting ability. If I can do this, you certainly can. Here's the video.

I hope you'll watch and then give this technique a try! I have lots of video tutorials on my channel and more coming all the time. If you subscribe, you won't miss any! Also, if you like this video and technique, please hit the “thumbs up” icon on my channel.

 

 

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