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Posted on July 28, 2020

How Can I Use Stampin’ Up! Rainbow Glitter Paper?

Papercrafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Since the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog came out in June, I've been getting lots of questions about some of the new products. Here is one of the most asked questions: How can I use Rainbow Glitter Paper in a new way?

Here is a fun way! In this card, the glitter paper peeks out from behind the die-cut sunflower, creating a fun, unique look!

To make this card you'll need the following supplies:

  • Stamp Sets– Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (154065)
  • Cardstock – Blackberry Bliss (133675); Bermuda Bay (131197); Whisper White (100730); Rainbow Glimmer Paper (153056)
  • Stamp Pads –  Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Pad (147092)
  • Misc. –  Paper Snips (103579); Paper Trimmer (153392); Adhesive Sheets (152334); Stampin' Seal (152813); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); die cutting machine.

Here are the measurements and instructions:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 5 ½ x 8 ½” (scored at 4 ¼”)
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock:  4” x 5 ¼” 
  • Whisper White: 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Glimmer Paper: 3 ½” x 4 ½” 
  1. Fold the Blackberry Bliss cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Adhere the Bermuda Bay layer to the card base.
  3. Place a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Whisper White cardstock covering the section where you will die-cut the sunflower, then use die-cuts to cut out flower and leaves.
  4. Remove the backing of the Adhesive Sheet of Whisper White layer and adhere the to the card using extra Stampin’ Seal Adhesive around the edges.
  5. Remove the backing from the cut out flower and place it on card.
  6. Stamp the greeting on Whisper White cardstock and “fussy-cut” it with Paper Snips. Add to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Posted on July 23, 2020

Cling Stamp Set – Mounting Tip

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hello stampers! Today's topic is one I have struggled with so I'm guessing some of you might have as well. I want to share a couple of tips that have made mounting and using Stampin' Up!'s super awesome cling stamps easier for me.

First, have you ever had trouble putting the label on your stamp? No matter how carefully you “peel and stick” there's still a part of the label hanging off the stamp. Here's a solution that works for me. I'm using one of the adorable little zebra images from the Zany Zebras stamp set

First, take out a clear block that fits the stamp, the red rubber stamp itself, and the label sheet.

Then peel off half of the backing from the label (you'll see a line where the label backing is cut) and carefully pull up one corner of the label.

Continue to carefully pull away the entire label and put it on your clear block, cling (sticky) side down. Once on your block, remove the remainder of the white backing from the label.

Now you're ready to remove the thick, white backing from your rubber stamp and place it down over the label on the clear block.

Perfection! Notice how the label fits perfectly!

Once you have finished stamping, clean your stamp and remove from the block.

Now, my last tip. If you put a small piece of Washi Tape onto the cling side of the stamp before you store in the case, it will be much easier to take on and off your clear block.

If you found these tips helpful, I'd love to hear from you! Just leave me a comment below and thanks!

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Posted on July 22, 2020

How Do I Use my Watercolor Pencils?

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips/ Uncategorized

Hey Stampers! A question I get all the time is, “How do I use my watercolor pencils in some new ways”? Today's project uses the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, and sponge daubers to create a colorful card, adding a white pencil for a unique effect. Although this is a birthday card, just use any sentiment you like.

Coloring with Watercolor Pencils

Supplies, measurements, and instructions follow. To order any supplies you see here, just click on a picture below.

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set [149325] , Special Someone Photopolymer Stamp Set [151643]
  • Cardstock: Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] , Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153078]
  • Ink: Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad [101406] , Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad [153114] , Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad [153118]
  • Miscellaneous: Watercolor Pencils [141709] , Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 [149014] , Sponge Daubers [133773] , Stampin' Seal [152813] , Lovely Labels Pick A Punch [152883] , 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots [152480] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint [147044] , Clear Block D [118485] , Water Painters [151298]

Measurements:

  • Cinnamon Cider: 8 ½” x 5 ½”” and 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” and ½” x 2 ¾”

Instructions:

  1. Fold 8 ½” x 5 ½” Cinnamon Cider in half to create card base. Stamp fern image randomly around the edges of card using Cinnamon Cider ink pad.
  2. Tap sponge dauber into the Cinnamon Cider ink pad and sponge edges of Whisper White card stock. Use Stampin' Seal to adhere to front of card.
  3. Stamp flowers and leaves onto 5” x 3 ¾” Cinnamon Cider card stock using Black Stazon ink pad.
  4. Color flowers and leaves with Watercolor Pencils in desired colors. Add white watercolor pencil on flower tips and edges, blending with Water Painter. Add dots of the white pencil in flower centers.
  5. Ink sponge dauber with Cinnamon Cider ink pad and sponge edges of the Cinnamon Cider card stock layer; adhere to front of card.
  6. Stamp sentiment from “Special Someone” with Misty Moonlight ink onto the ½” x 2 ¾” piece of Whisper White card stock and cut with Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Sponge edges with Cinnamon Cider ink and place on card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Lightly spritz Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint onto card (add a few drops of paint to 70% rubbing alcohol to create a spray).

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