Tuesday, September 27, 2016

World Card Making Day Sale

Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. 

With World Card Making Day coming up on October 1, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!). 

And in celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!

From Land to Sea

All images © 1990-2014 Stampin’ Up!®

     Stamp SetsFrom Land to Sea,clear #139361, Thoughtful Banners, Photopolymer #141614
     Card Stock – Dapper Denim  #141414, Whisper White #100730, Cajun Craze #119684
     Stamp Pads Dapper Denim #141394
     Misc. – Moroccan Designer Washi Tape #141647, Hello You Thinlits Die #137363, Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309, Big Shot #143263
       Color - Dapper Denim;  5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
       Whisper White:  4-1/4” x 2-1/2”
       Cajun Craze:  scrap for cutting out the “hello”

1.    Stamp the wheel in Dapper Denim to the fare left of the Whisper White card stock
2.    Score and fold the Dapper Denim card stock in half
3.    Add 2 pieces of the Moroccan Designer Washi tape to the folded Card front, leaving enough space to put the white stamped piece on top
4.    Adhere the stamped piece on top of the Washi Tape
5.    Cut out the Hello, using the Thinlits
6.    Apply the Hello using the Fine Tip Glue Pen
7.    Stamp the word “friend” with Dapper Denim ink

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wetlands Manly Card!

Why are Manly Cards so hard?!!!!!  LOL!  I think because we have so many stamps that lean towards women!  But you know when my son was little I could never find cute boy clothes!  That totally changed when I had my girls!  Same with stamps!

I uploaded a lot of videos recently.  Some demonstrated Water Coloring, Masking, Embossing, etc.
This one to me was very simple monochromatic style stamping.  Yet it seems to be a hit on my YouTube Channel!  Enjoy!

Wetlands Clear-Mount Stamp Set126697
Wetlands Wood-Mount Stamp Set126695

Here are a few other ideas from my stampin store!

I realized that I have posted a lot of the Christmas Cards that I have been making and totally skipping over Halloween!
Here is a little inspiration for you!

Jar of Haunts Card
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®   
*this card is part of a co-op that I am in with other stampers.


§  Stamp Set: Jar of Haunts #142247
§  Ink: Pumpkin Pie #1426945, Daffodil Delight #126944, Smokey Slate #131179 & Basic Black #140931
§  Paper: Whisper White #100730, Halloween Night #142022
§  Misc: Smoky Slate Ribbon #141687, Blender Pens #102845, Big Shot 143263, Everday Jars Framelits #141490, Alyering Circles #141705, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Corner Round Punch #134346

o   Whisper white Card Base: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (fold in half)
o   Halloween Night DSP: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”
o   Scrap: Whisper White & DSP

1.    Stamp images on whsper white card stock scrap (jar in smokey slate, words and candy corn in black).
2.    Cut out using the Jar framelits on the Big Shot.
3.    Cut DSP circle using the Layering circles framelits.
4.    Attach DSP to the front of the card base using Snail adhesive.
5.    Punch top right corner with the corner punch.
6.    Attach the circle and jar layers with dimensionals.
7.    Tie a bow and attach ribbon. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Your Weekend Stamping Sketch

 Here are some inspirations for you to help you get started!

Stamp Set - Foxy Friends
Paper Whisper White and Pool Party 
Inks - Basic Gray and Basic Black
DSP - A Little Foxy

Stamp sets - Be Jolly By Golly
Paper - Pop of Pink DSP, Cucumber, White
Ink - Melon, Cucumber

Other - Dimensionals

Have a Wonderful Stamp Filled Weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tip for Photopolymer Stamps and more!

Here is a quick video tip for you today!
Click on it to see a tip on helping with those Photopolymer stamps!


Large size fits our large background stamps

Removes thin layer of “stuff” on our stamps when you first get them.  

Conditions stamps

Wash with soap & water—let sit to dry

Have a separate one just for using Stazon Cleaner.  Rub the cleaner on the stamp, let set for a few minutes and rub on Stampin’ Scrub

Has an image in the corner – raindrops for the “wet” side, and sunshine for the “dry” side
New photopolymer stamp sets have a coating on them- put each image on a block and gently rub over my scrub to take off that coating

Perfect to pour sequins on so they don't 
bounce all over your work space!

I know I have posted a lot of Christmas Cards lately because that is what I am working on.  If you make hand made Christmas cards you have to start early to beat the holiday rush!

The Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog is here.  If you need one let me know and I will pop one in the mail to you for free!

I punched the little bow out of Red Glimmer paper using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

Then I used the Multipurpose glue and Dazzlin Details Glitter to add "snow" to the Gingerbread house.  That house came from the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Papers
See?  I just cut out one of the houses!

Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper141981

Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Bundle143493
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
Creating these delightful characters will brighten even your coldest winter days. You'll find yourself with a whole new set of friends each time you use this set.
* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
* Largest punched image: 1-11/16" x 2-1/4"(4.2 x 5.7 cm)
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

I like to give you all of the details on the items I used to make a card.  I know when I see a cute card somewhere and can't figure out the materials used to make it kinda drives me crazy!  I posted another card on Monday using this stamp set. If you missed it CLICK HERE to see it!

Happy Stamping Y'all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Greetings from Santa & Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!

So I think I took 10 pictures of this card!  With the glare from the Stampin' Up! Window Sheets it was hard to capture it!
I love the Greetings from Santa & Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up! and I know that my grandkids will love getting this card from Mimi this Christmas!

But in this picture you can see the Mica Flakes better!  

Here is a short video from Stampin' Up!

I will be offer a Greetings from Santa & Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up! Online Class so that you can make 5 cards using this set in the comfort of your home!  My Online Classes include a PDF Instruction sheet and video links!  So stay tuned for this upcoming class!

Products I used:

Greetings From Santa Clear-Mount Bundle143524
Greetings From Santa Wood-Mount Bundle143523

Mica Flakes Trio Pack141998
Fine glittery mica flakes to use in shaker projects for accents or snow.

* 3 bags, 1 each of 3 colors: green, gold, white
* 1/2 oz. (14 g) each bag

Foam Adhesive Strips141825
Sheet of adhesive white foam strips for shaker
and spinner cards.

*1/8" x 9" (3.2 mm x 22.9 cm)
* 10 yards (9.1 m) total

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper135315
At last--a no-mess way to add glitter accents! This paper is embedded with small pieces of glitter. Glitter won't brush off or flake off so there's no clean up.

* 2 sheets
* Dazzling Diamonds (white color)
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Red Glimmer Paper121790
At last--a no-mess way to add glitter accents! This paper is embedded with small pieces of glitter. Glitter won't brush off or flake off so there's no clean up.

* 2 sheets
* Red
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Window Sheets142314
Make windows in boxes or cards, use with Shaker Frames, or cut clear accents or boxes with select Big Shot dies. Can also be stamped with StazOn Ink.

* 2 sheets
* 12" x 12"
* Clear


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Monday, September 19, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas

By cutting off one of the balls from the Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim and attaching with a glue dot I gave Santa's hat a little more fun!

Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim141486
Pair this stamp set up with this fun paper and you can make a ton of cards!
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper141981
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double sided for double the creative options. Use as background paper, for tags, or for holiday treat bags.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Bundle143493
You can tell by the stamps in the set that you have many options to play with!

I used the Mulipurpose Glue to add glitter to Santa's beard, hat, mitts and his coat trim!  When using this glue I very lightly "colored" the areas where I wanted the glitter!

Multipurpose Liquid Glue110755

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter133751

You have to start planning those Christmas cards now so that you are ready when it's time to mail them!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stamping Inspiration Let's Make Some Cards!

I am hearing that many love this Sketch Challenge Idea!  I would love to hear from you too!  

Leave a comment below!

Here is my interpretation of this Sketch Challenge!

Stamp Set - Remarkable You, 
Paper - Old Olive, Whisper White, Gold Foil and Serene Scenery, 
Inks - Basic Black

And here is another idea!  Notice that the bottom item is round and not rectangle!  See?  Anything goes!

Stamps: Seaside Shore
Paper: By the Shore DSP, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim
Ink: Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral & Soft Sky Markers
Other: 1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, In Color Enamel Shapes

WHAT'S NEW?!!!! I am offering to sell my  September 2016 Online Card Classes Tutorials!!!

Each Tutorial is $10 and includes the helpful videos to assist you making the cards.  If you don't have the supplies of course I would be happy to assist you with that!  Wink, wink!

But if you order all three you can get them for $25!

My class members love my cards!  And they love my videos! I give all types of tips on those videos!

Once your Paypal payment is received I will email you the Tutorials and video link within 24 hours!

Star of Light Tutorial includes instructions for 6 cards and video tips.

Sunshine Sayings Tutorial comes with includes instructions for 5 cards and video tips.

Wetlands Tutorial comes with includes instructions for 5 cards and video tips.  These make great manly cards that I know are hard to come up with!  You will be using an aqua painter, sponges and will learn masking!

Which Tutorial(s)?