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Posted on June 23, 2020

This Costs Nothing…a Little Gift for you Today!

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As I'm writing this post it is a dreary day here in Texas. I spent yesterday with my youngest granddaughter while her parents were celebrating a birthday and an early Father's Day. We had such a great day of fun and now I'm in my stamp room creating.

I wanted to share a tutorial for a fun new stamp, Whale Done, set in the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 catalog. I love using strips of Designer Series Paper to create a unique background for my cards. Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetWhale Done (152470)
  • Cardstock –Whisper White (100730); Whisper White Thick (140272)
  • Stamp Pads – Pretty Peacock (150083)
  • Misc. – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP) (152460); Vellum (101856); Whale Builder Punch (152699); Timeless Label Punch (149516); 2” Circle Punch (133782); Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (152479); Stampin’ Seal (152813); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick:    5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Whisper White:               1-1/2” x 3”
  • Vellum:                            2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • DSP:                                  1-3/4” x 4” (each: teal, yellow, coral); 1 whale               

Instructions:

  1. Score Whisper White at 4-1/4”; fold to create card base.
  2. Adhere DSP strips to card front with Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Punch 2” circle from vellum; adhere to lower right corner of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Pretty Peacock ink; punch with Timeless Label Punch.  Fold a 3” piece of coral ribbon in half; adhere behind label with a Mini Glue Dot.  Adhere over vellum circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Punch whale from DSP; adhere over sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Posted on June 22, 2020

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Papercrafting/ Projects/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I'd love to send you my free tutorial for this card. I give you complete instructions and I think you'll enjoy giving it a go! If you don't have the colors I used, you can easily substitute some that you have.

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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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