Monday, July 28, 2014

Tip for using Flower Fair Framelits by Stampin' Up!

The Flower Patch Stamp set is a Photopolymer Stamp set.  Meaning it was made using light and is totally see thru!  Can you see it in the photo below?  No?  Well that's because it is clear!!!!

When you ink up the stamp it up it does stain a little but that doesn't affect the stamp or your stamp pads.

To line up these framelits can be a little tricky.

I learned how to mark the Flower Fair Framelit and Stamp from another demonstrator. 

However that did not work when I decided to use Black StazOn to make this cute card!

So if you watch this video I can show you how I lined up the stamp and the framelit.  It's easier to show you than to descibe!

How did I make this cute card you ask?  Let me show you!  I used a darker cardstock so that you could see it better than the clear stamps above!

Well I took a piece of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock and cut it in half to measure 4 1/4 X 11" See the photo below:

Then I scored at 5 1/2" (so that you can fold in half) then I scored sideways at 2" from one side of the cardstock. 

You will take snips and cut off as shown below:

I prefer to stamp several images then cut them all out at the same time when I am designing.  It was easier for me to "play" with the flowers as I created some cards.

 See how cute it is?!  I am addicted to this fun fold card!

Sharon Armstrong


50 Percent off is BIG

Have you heard?
My Paper Pumpkin is 50% off for new subscribers!  For two months!
You have to hurry tho and sign up before September 10th to get this deal!

I invite you to watch my video below as I open up my July Paper Pumpkin Kit to see what came in it!

If you tried Paper Pumpkin when it was first launched and didn't feel like you got your money's worth...You have to come back and try it out again!  They have changed and you get a TON of stuff in there now!!

I would love it if you picked me as your demonstrator when you sign up by going to my website HERE

Sharon Armstrong


Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to make this card

I made a video on YouTube.
This is one of the cards from my Online Stamp Class.
Stamp all the pieces first, then cut them out with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies, then assemble!

Each month everyone orders the stamp set I am using for the projects.
Then, I send them precut, pre-embossed pieces to create Six Cards!
If you want to join us I would love to have you!

Supplies used:

Stampin’ Pads Used: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Black Stazon

Sharon Armstrong

Cute projects from Stampin' Up! Convention 2014

Sara Douglas Presentation at convention!

Her presentation also focused on how easily our demonstrators could plan an event using our Simply Created Kits or Paper Pumpkin kits. She shared a couple of slides showing what demonstrators would need to buy and provide if they planned an event with eight guests; we’re posting those as well. These kits are so great to use for these events because there’s hardly any prep—just about everything you need is in the kits.
If you’re interested in planning a Simply Created Kit event, there are videos available for each kit that walk you through what you need to do for your event. Super easy, super simple, super fun. . . you can contact me for further assistance!

Sharon Armstrong

July 2014 Skype Class Card Three

with Sharon Armstrong


Stamp Sets used: By The Tide, By the Seashore, Perfect Pennants
Inks used: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral

All cardstock has been pre-cut and pre-embossed for the class.

You will need to have snail and scissors to complete the project.
All ribbon/twine has been precut for you.
In this class you will use the Stamp Off method a lot. Ink up your image, then stamp off on scrap paper so that you get a lighter version of the image.


Card Number three

Attach the embossed layer using Tombow Liquid Glue

You will need to stamp these images as indicated below.

Ink up the Coral stamp and stamp off on scrap paper. You will get a lighter version of the image. That way your sea shell and sea horse will appear better.

Stamp Sea Shell

Then Stamp Sea Horse

Stamp using Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.

Cut out the stamped image.

Cut out the stamped image or use Framelits if you have them.

Attach Sticky Strip to the stamped piece. Burnish the sticky strip so the red backing lifts off easier. Use snips to lift off when you are ready to attach to the card. Set aside.

Attach Sticky Strip to the Coastal Cabana layer lift off the red backing with closed snips


Attach small pieces of Sticky Strip to the Coastal Cabana embossed layer

Burnish (rub) the ribbon onto the Sticky Strip so it really sticks!
Attach both pieces of ribbon to the Sticky Strip

Do not attach Sticky Strip to the ribbon. You just can't get it off!

Attach Dimensionals on the back, use your fingernail to release the backing

Attach Stamped Layer on top of ribbon pieces

Attach this piece last

If you want to SKYPE stamp with me in the comfort of your home, contact me and let's get started!  We discuss ahead of time what you would like to do.  Your friends will all place an order thru my website and the orders will all ship to them directly!  You could have a Chicks and Chocolate kinda night, or how about a Wine and Cheese night out?  The possibilities are endless!!!!!

A Project Life by Stampin' Up! Blog Hop!!!!

Sharon Armstrong