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Posted on January 29, 2019

Money Saving Tip

Stamping/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I'm here today to share a money saving tip. We ALL like to either save some cash OR put a little extra into our pockets, right?

Money Saving Tip

I bet that most of you own or have at least used the item in this picture. You know, the little guys that you can use to pop up embellishments on your cards and card layers? Yep, Stampin' Dimensionals.

How many of you just throw away the sheet once you've used all of the hexagons on the sheet?

Here's my tip: SAVE the outer edges and then trim up and you will get quite a few extra pieces to use! After I've used all my Dimensionals, I put the leftovers into a small baggie and keep right on my crafting table. They are at my fingertips when I need them and I've saved myself some money, too!

If you have a favorite money saving tip, please share it with all of us by leaving a comment on this post!

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Posted on August 28, 2018

Which Stampin’ Up! Ink Should I Choose?

Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! In my email newsletter today I addressed a frequent question asked by my customers. “There are  so many choices…which Stampin' Up! Ink should I use?”

Which Stampin' Up! Ink Should I Choose?

Is there a chart somewhere that gives me all of my options?” Well, I got busy and had my “Stamp Slave”,Dave, put the info in a handy dandy chart! I shared this chart with my newsletter subscribers today…did you get it? No? Well, that means you are missing lots of great information and exclusive content!

Here's the chart:

Do you ever get a little confused when trying to decide which of our inks to use on a particular project? I've summarized in a quick little chart for you below.

INKUSESCOLORSCLEANING
Classic Stampin' PadDye-based, fast drying, acid free. Upside down, flip-top, pads stay juicy. Firm foam pad gives you complete coverage. Matching ink refillsNeutrals, Brights, Subtles, Regals, In ColorsStampin' Scrub & Mist
Simply Shammy**
Memento PadFade-resistant dye ink , acid free. Use with images you will color with Stampin' Blends, re-ink with Memento ink refillTuxedo BlackStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Staz On PadPermanent ink, acid free. Use with images you will watercolor. Vellum and window sheetsJet BlackStaz On Cleaner
VersaMark PadClear, translucent ink used to produce a watermark effect, Also used for heat embossing and resist techniques. Re-ink with Versamark Refills.ClearStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Uninked Stampin' SpotsFelt 1″ x 1″ squares. Ink with Classic Stampin' Ink RefillsStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Craft Uninked Pad & RefillThick, slow-drying pigment ink. Use for embossing.
Can also use on wood and fabic. Flip top. Use to create an opaque look on dark cardstock.
Whisper WhiteStampin' Scrub & Mist (use wet wipe or paper towel first to get off some of the ink.
Uninked Spectrum PadContains five small pads. Can be used individually or combined for ombre type stamping. Re-ink with Classic Stampin' Ink Refills.Stampin' Scrub & Mist

**Simply Shammy is a new product specifically designed to clean photopolymer stamps and leave no fibrous residue behind. It also works with wood and clear mount stamps.

If you find a chart like this helpful, I think you'll enjoy being part of the Stamp Maven Community! I'd love for you to fill out your name and email in the “sign up forour newsletter box” above. You'll get an exclusive free video tutorial and PDF just for signing up. (hint: it's a fabulous Christmas project that you could actually create for other occasions, too)!

You'll also get a short series of tool tips and a special offer that is only available to my subscribers. We never want to slam your inbox, but we try to provide timely interesting tips, techniques, samples and current offers from Stampin' Up! Hope you'll join us!

 

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Posted on August 14, 2018

On the Outside Looking In – Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Big Shot/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I know it's “technically” still summer but here in Texas kids are heading back to school and, for the last few days, our weather has been rainy and cool, like fall. Today's project uses fall colors and shows you a technique using framelits that gives you an “outside looking in” effect!

On the Outside Looking In - Blended Seasons Stamp Set On the Outside Looking In - Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Isn't this cool? Kind of like a “card inside a card” Here are the instructions if you'd like to try. Also, Be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see a couple of reminders. I don't want you to miss out on a couple of things! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Blended Seasons (149019 Wood Mount, 149016 Clear Mount), Blended Seasons Bundle (149893 Wood Mount, 149894 Clear Mount)
  • Stamp Pads: Early Espresso (147114)
  • Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Early Espresso (119686)
  • Misc.: Stitched Season Framelits Dies (149013), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014), Blender Pen (102845), Crumb Cake 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon (144162), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

 

Measurements:

  • Early Espresso:     5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Cherry Cobbler:    3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Crumb Cake:         2 ½” x 3 ½”

 

Instructions: (This card shows the inside of the card from the outside).

  1. Fold the Early Espresso card base in half. Stamp the leaf image in Early Espresso in each corner on the INSIDE of the card.
  2. Open the Early Espresso card, lay the largest frame die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits in the center of the card front (the part that does NOT have the leaves stamped on it). Cut out the frame with the Big Shot.
  3. Layer the Early Espresso frame on the inside of the card over the stamped leaf images using Dimensionals.
  4. Cut out a medium size label from Cherry Cobbler using the medium frame die from Stitched Seasons.
  5. Layer the Cherry Cobbler frame on to the Early Espresso frame using Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the words “Thank You” in Early Espresso ink on the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  7. In Early Espresso stamp a portion of the leaf stamp image below the word Thank You.
  8. Cut out the greeting and leaves with the smallest frame from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  9. Color the leaves using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry used here). Blend the coloring with the Blender Pen.
  10. Adhere the Crumb Cake frame on to the Cherry Cobbler frame using Dimensionals.
  11. Tie a bow with the Crumb Cake ribbon.
  12. Attach the ribbon with a mini glue dot.

Reminders:

  • Blended Seasons Bundle only available through the end of August OR while supplies last. ORDER NOW and I'll send you some PDF tutorials to give you extra ideas!
  • You can still earn $5.00 bonus coupons for every $50 product purchase, no limits! Earn these in August and redeem in September. Here's a PDF with the most common Q & A's: Bonus Days FAQ

 

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