Sweet, Sweet, Baby!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤

Have you noticed there are certain things you can count on always needing cards for: birthdays, thank you, and babies. Today I have the cutest cards created by our Stampin’ Up! offices. The first is Perfectly Paired from the Occasions Catalog … This caught my eye right away because of I a collection of all things Noah’s Ark.  This would make a perfect picture hanging in a child’s room!!

Also perfect for those of you who love to color … break out the Stampin’ Blends because this stamp set is perfect for them.  If you don’t have your blends yet, the watercolor pencils would be quick -n- easy and give you a totally different look.

The cute little gift bag is made with the Little Twinkle stamp set from the big Annual Catalog and coordinates with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series paper!  This is a very versatile stamp set and I have it in my collection … along with the designer paper (I use it for many occasions!).   It also coordinates with the Twinkle Builder punch, Twinkle, Twinkle Cardstock pack and Twinkle Adhesive backed sequins!!

Here are a few more projects the “just twinkle” …

The cute little “Written in the Stars” gift card in the upper left hand corner and the “Love you More than the Star’s” in the lower right hand corner would be perfect for Valentines Day or a birthday.  I think birthdays are the perfect time to say “I Love You” …. heck, that’s everyday!

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today!

Be Happy ~

 

SIMPLY SUNDAY: Notes of Kindness

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post today … I had family obligations the needed my attention.  This is one of the benefits of this business … I can put it on hold for a short time if needed.

Today I’d like to share with you two cards that I have created with the All-Inclusive Card Kit; Notes of Kindness.  This card kit is perfect to have on hand if you need to make a quick card here and there, it also makes the perfect gift! You can gift it just the way it is, if your friend or family member is somewhat familiar or new to stamping, or you can create all the cards and tuck them into this pretty box. Everything you need is included!

As you can see … the cards, envelopes, embellishments, stamps, block and ink spot are all included, and it come with instructions on how to build your cards.  Just assemble and go!  Today I’ll be showing you one of the four (4) different cards and then an alternative card that I created using the products in the card kit.

Let’s start with one of the designs from the kit …

The card base comes with the lines on it … the banner is pre-cut and has adhesive on the back so you just place it on the card front and it’s set.  The leaves can be applied with your adhesive or you can use the dimensionals which are also included in the kit.

The square piece just pops out and has the stitched edges that are so popular.  The greeting is one of 6 stamps included in the set and the black ink is also included.

Now lets take a look at the alternative project that I made using the supplies from only this kit …

On this card, our leaves are on the background … the colors give it the illusion of depth.  The strips of cardstock are pre-cut and also have adhesive on the back, but I trimmed them down to fit onto this layout of the card.  I will use the leftovers on another card design.  The Thank You is also included and really pops when I place them on top of the colored strips.

The pretty little pearls are also included in this card kit and work well at drawing your eye towards the greeting!  Did I mention the all-inclusive card kit also contains coordination envelopes? Well … it does!!

Again, this is the perfect card kit to give as a gift or to keep on hand when you need a quick yet beautiful card. One more awesome thing about our kit is … It’s REFILLABLE!! How cool is that.

Thank you so much for stopping back today. Tomorrow will share 2 more samples 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your day ~

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Everyone Loves Cupcakes!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m featuring Hello Cupcake, Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration item of the week

Mmm . . . cupcakes. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create projects that look good enough to eat. Top with sweet wishes, and your project’s complete. It comes with 10 photopolymer stamps in the set.  Here are the suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

Hello Cupcake is too delicious to pass up. The whimsical shading in the cupcakes adds a fun element to birthday cards that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.

How cute … Create a coordinating gift bag with your card. Perfect for baby showers, birthdays and just to send a little cheer (with a cupcake of course).

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Hope your day is a good one.

 

Simply Sunday: Hand Delivered

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share yet another card that I created with the help of the Stamparatus and the Oh so cute “Hand Delivered” Hostess stamp set!  Yes, this is one of our exclusive stamp sets for those who host a stampin’ party or purchase enough to qualify as a hostess.  You can also have a book party too … just pass the catalog and let your friends & family pick out what they need … Remember, it’s Sale-A-Bration so each $50 (before S&H) purchase qualifys for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

This is such a cute stamp set and contains 7 different greetings!  Besides the poster you can put the greetings on, there is also a cake, balloons and books.  Take a look at the stamp set …

Get Well cards are requested all the times, and this stamp set is so sweet.  When deciding how I was going to create my card, I decided to “send” flowers with it, in the form of our designer paper … the stunning Petal Promenade Designer Paper.  The pattern I used had a lot of the Blackberry Bliss in it.  I did the “Happy Dance” when Stampin’ Up! brought this back!

When I cut my designer paper, I cut it in 4″ x 6″ pieces and use it for card fronts … I just cut off 3/4″ off the 6″ edge so I end up with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ … think I printed that wrong on my photo!!  But you can see I tucked it in the inside to decorate that too.

The coloring and the greeting were all done in Blackberry Bliss and I couldn’t resist using the new Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems … the compliment the Blackberry Bliss so beautifully.

Don’t forget that when you are working with a Photopolymer stamp set on the Stamparatus, you will need to use the foam mat this is included with the Stamparatus.  I always have my Silicone mat underneath … just always have it there!

Here are a few more samples that were created with the Hand Delivered stamp set ….

The Hand Delivered stamp set just stole my heart, and I hope that you enjoyed the samples shared today.  This maybe an exclusive Hostess stamp set but just by passing the catalog around, hosting a stamping party of purchasing enough to qualify as a hostess, it can be yours too.

Thanks for hanging out until I got my blog posted today … I appreciate your loyalty and patience.

Have an awesome day ~

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Stamparatus “Sweetheart” of a Deal Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My, my, my … it’s about 70° warmer today than it was 3 days ago!!  Even 20° felt warm yesterday!! lol   Speaking of yesterday, I hope you enjoyed my Mirror Image card. It was fun and easy to make with the Stamparatus!

Today I’d like to share more cards that were created using the Stamparatus!!   You can use your Stamparatus to create “ANY” card … it’s especially useful you are making repetitive cards such as Birthday invitations, Save the Date cards or your Christmas cards.

It also creates the fun techniques like the Mirror Image above or the “Hinge Technique” below …

The Hinge Technique is unique to our stamp positioning tool (the Stamparatus) because of the removeable plates!  The hinges allow you space your stamping equally each time. So pretty!

I think this is perfect for our craftin’ sisters (or brothers) who are NEW to Stamping.  It helps in the placement of the stamped images and if it doesn’t stamp the best the first time … just re-ink and stamp!  Walla … perfection!  Next is a simple card that is a great example of stamp placement ….

If you’re new to stamping I will show you how easy it is to place your stamps on the Stamparatus to ensure repeatable perfection.   If you’re ready to try your hand at the magic of the Stamparatus, let me sweeten the deal for you ….

First, we are in our Sale-A-Bration celebration so with a $50 purchase you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item … You will also get a Virtual Rewards Point from me AND I will send you a tutorial for “each” of the three techniques shown here today.  You will receive a PDF file showing you how to do the Basic Set up, the Mirror Image and the Hinge Technique during the month of February.  This offer will end on February 28th, 2019.

Here is my suggestion to hit your $50 goal …

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You can click on the images to learn more about the products … you will need the Silicone Craft sheet to do the Mirror Image technique, however, I use it all the time … it just gives the “pad” that’s included a little lift for stamping images close to the hinges.
Please let me know if you have any questions.  One More Thing … I will be sending you a Special Gift and Hand Stamped Card when you purchase my Stamparatus “Sweetheart of a Deal” Bundle.

 

Stamparatus MIRROR IMAGE Technique …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a video with some great tips while using the Stamparatus, today I’ve got a cute card for you that features a fun technique by using the Stamparatus!!  I’m going to show you how easy the “Mirror Image” technique is … and with the precision stamping of the Stamparatus, it makes it super simple!!

This is the card that I used to teach the Mirror Image Technique during my Stamparatus Class.  The stamp set is the Animal Outing set found in our Annual Catalog.  I will give you Step by Step instructions along with photos …

The first thing you want to do is set up your placement of the stamp.  You will place your stamp on your piece of cardstock “where” you want the stamped image.  Once it’s placed properly, bring your plate (you can see it above our stamp) over the stamp and press firmly to pick it up.  You do this just as you would on your blocks.

Here you can see that I brought the plate down over the stamp and with my finger I put a little pressure on the plate to pick up the stamp.  Once  you have picked up the stamp … you will flip the plate back up and ink up the stamp with Momento ink.  Do not use StazOn … it’s permanent ink and will remain on your silicone pad.

I always give my stamp a firm little push to make sure the paper is picking up the ink.  You can always re-ink and re-stamp … because the Stamparatus is a stamp positioner, it will stamp directly in the same spot (as long as you are not moving your cardstock).

Once you’ve stamped your image to your liking … It’s time to remove your cardstock.  Get your Momento ink and ink up your stamp again and stamp directly onto your Silicone mat.

You will want to ink up the stamp and stamp the Silicone pad several times so you have “good” ink coverage.  When you have a nice layer of ink on your Silicone pad … get your cardstock again.

FLIP OVER THE CARDSTOCK so the image is placed against the silicone pad … you should not see any stamping on your cardstock.  Tuck the cardstock back into the corner of your Stamparatus, then bring the plate over your cardstock and apply pressure to the stamp so you pick up the ink on the silicone pad.  The picture would look exactly like STEP 3.

Now it’s time to pick up your cardstock and see the magic …

If you look closely you can see a very light image left on the silicone pad … most of the ink is now on your cardstock and you have created a mirror image!  Wasn’t that easy!!

I have a few more tips to show you how I finished the card.  We stamped our own background on our Garden Green cardstock using Garden Green ink …

Because there is a little froggie sitting at the end of our branch, we simply inked only the leaves.  These were stamped on the Garden Green to create the background, and then again as foliage around our giraffes.

After we stamped the leaves around our giraffe, we used the Aqua Painters to pull the color from the stamped image to color itself … isn’t that cool!!

We used the Stampin’ Blends to color our giraffe … the Light Daffodil Delight and the Light Crumb Cake for the spots.  You’ll see this better on the finished card.

Here you can see the Crumb Cake on the spots and the leaves stamped to create the background.  I did that technique a lot before Stampin’ Up! gave us so many amazing designer papers.

The greeting also comes from the stamp set and was punched out with our circle punches.  All of our stamped cardstock was backed with Early Espresso cardstock. I finished off the card with strings pulled from the Burlap ribbon.

I just adore this card, and we had a great time making it … because it was so easy to do.  The ladies were pleasantly surprised and oh so happy that they could create this card with ease.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Thank you for joining me today. Please message me if you have any questions about the Stamparatus or the Mirror Image Technique.

If you like the card you saw today, I have the items listed below. You can click on any item to learn more about the product or to begin your shopping.  Remember, for each $50 you spend, you may choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item and get a Virtual Rewards point from me!!

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Stamparatus Know How …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a step by step guide on how use the Stamparatus and the masking technique to add my lighthouse “behind” the house from the By the Bay stamp set.  I explained a few things about the Stamparatus that I think would bring you more clarity by watching this video …

I think by seeing the Stamparatus in action, it will actually bring my words to life and help you better understand my step by step tutorial.  For example, not getting it stamped fully on the first try, it’s easily fixed by re-inking the stamp and stamping it again … perfection!

Hope you enjoyed this video on our Stamparatus, it is a great addition to your stamping tools.  Stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing another cute card and amazing technique using your stamparatus.

Have a great day ~