Mini Pizza Boxes … All Decked Out!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well.  It’s finally warming up here but it’s coming with rain … however, I’ll take the rain over the blizzard conditions to the west of us!! Stay warm my friends!

Today I’d like to share another Sale-a-bration item … The Mini Pizza Box and the many different ways it can be decked out (and stuffed) Did you know two good sized cookies fit in there!!

First lets team up the Pizza Box with another Sale-a-Bration item, the “Home to Roost” stamp set.  How cute are these two items together.

Next … I would like to share one of my mantle gifts from a past Stamping Retreat.  I turned the pizza box into a “gift box”… and I embossed the top flap!! Did you know that you can use your folders to emboss the cover of the pizza box.  I decked it out with a silver glitter bow on top and rhinestones on the front … they were so pretty!

A project that our attendees made were these festively decorated pizza boxes with three gift tags tucked inside.  These also made a cute little gift, whether they wanted to share them or keep the gift box with tags for themselves … we had a blast making them and they were pretty easy to make.

Let’s move away from Christmas and head over to a birthday celebration … this cute box is surely filled with lots of happy surprises and birthday wishes.  The pizza box is paired up with the “Postcard Pals” stamp set, and I know of few of my grandchildren who would love to get this for their birthday ….

If you don’t have little kids or grandchildren to deck out one of the pizza boxes … why not try the “One Wild Ride” stamp set with it.  What a fabulous way to deck out a gift card, certificate or hey … cash!!

I hope you enjoyed the five fun ways to decorate your pizza boxes … they’re so cute I wonder if they’ll even care what’s inside!  With just a $50 order, you can add these to your goodies for FREE.  Or … if you have more supplies you need to stock up on, you can add that handsome Rooster as well.

Thank you so much for spending part of your Wednesday with me …

Have yourself and awesome day.

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It’s just Meant to Be …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a parade of cards for you that were created with the “Meant to Be” Bundle …   We will begin simply with ink, paper and stamps.  This is how most of us began our stamping adventures.

 

Our next card showcases the technique of stamping your own background.  A touch of foil paper to make the card pop and you’ve got another cute card…

 

Now it’s time to add a bit of designer paper to your stamps and ink, and who said hearts were only for Valentine’s … Why heck, just think marriage, anniversary, new baby, and friendship …

 

Let’s step it up just a bit more and add some beautiful designer vellum and some heart dies (and flowers) to add a touch of class to your card. This card is so simple when you pull out your BigShot and dies … quick -n- beautiful.

 

Let’s have some fun now … since we’re using the BigShot, let’s pull out the Gingham paper and use those hearts to say I love you …

 

Wow … now we have the BigShot out, then we’ll add some cute designer paper and we’ll add edgelits and while we’re at it, I’m going to grab the triple banner punch, because banners are hot right now!! Oh yes, and it’s a cute way to add a greeting!

 

Oh now we’re really having FUN … we’ve got the stamps, the ink, the paper … and designer paper, and FOIL and our dies.  Well, why not run one of those die cut hearts through the BigShot and emboss it with one of our pretty embossing folders.  If you have it in your supplies … why not use it!!

 

WOW … and why create only cards? Make a cute little gift box using the Window Box thinlits, the hearts and some stamping.

 

So look at all the fabulous cards and gifts you can create with the Meant to Be bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  Don’t forget that we are in our last month of Sale-a-bration and for each $50 you purchase, you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!!  Wooo Hooo.


So … are you ready to add this versatile bundle to your stamping collection?  If so, just go to the bottom of the page and click on the product bundle, that will take you right to my stamping store.

And as always, I reward my stampin’ friends with a Virtual Rewards point for each $50 you spend (plus your Sale-a-bration reward).

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me.

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Share What You Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So how are you liking the new items add to our Sale-a-bration list of goodies?

I’ve already shared card samples that have featured the Pearlized Doilies, the Petal Promenade paper (love it) and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty paper.

Today I have a card that features the Pearlized Doilies, the Petal Promenade paper AND the tags from the “Share What You Love Embellishment Kit”.  Included in the photo is the Embellishment kit box … which I feel is a totally “giftable” box. It’s so pretty.


The delicate flowers you see on the card were actually “fussy cut” out of the designer paper and the doily was folded back and forth to create a fan effect … so cute.  This card was cased from fellow demonstrator Kim McGillis, who was also one of our Artisan stampers.

The impression on the card front was created using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the card color pallet is …

I have another card that features a tag from the “Share What You Love Embellishment Kit”.
This one is featuring the Blackberry Bliss … so pretty, and the water coloring technique of the flower, and they were all designed to coordinate, Again yo see the lovely designer series paper.
I have an update for you as well … The Home to Roost and Lasting Lily are on “Low Inventory Status” and the following items are no longer available: the Organdy Ribbon pack, the Butterfly Elements, the Foil Sheets, Precious Parcel Card Kit and from the Sale-a-bration Coordination: the Hop Around Framelit Dies.
I guess it just goes to show how much we all love our Sale-a-bration FREEBIES … and not to wait if there is one or two that you really want. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
On a happy note … I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share!  Thanks for dropping in on my today!
Happy Friday to you ~

I have listed to products used to make the cards above … this will allow you to choose the “Share What You Love Embellishment Kit” for FREE!!

Delightfully Detailed Parade of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a couple of my favorite cards I created using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper that is now available as a Sale-a-bration FREEBIE!!  Saturday I shared my Pool Party card with you ….

And today I have two more for you!!  This little lace beauty begins with the Delightfully Detailed Note cards (All can be found on pages 38 and 39 of the annual catalog). These note cards already have the “water wash” background so all the work is done for you! This one is the newly returned Blackberry Bliss color.

The beautiful greeting comes from the “Detailed with Love” stamp set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss and to draw your eye to the greeting I used a simple scrap piece of Very Vanilla and used the coordinating “Detailed Trio Punch” to round off the edges and punch the cute design into the ends.  The punch is bundled with the stamp set so you can save 10% on the purchase.

I finished off the envelope by stamping a cute design from the may patterns in the stamp set.

The last of the cards that I have created was for a West Bend East Graduate… those are our school colors. The greeting comes from the stamp set “High Tide” with the lighthouse.

Did you know that if you purchased the Detailed with Love Bundle, the Delightfully Detailed Note cards and either the cute Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon or the Faceted Dot that coordinate with this product suite you could get the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper for FREE! Oh yes, and the paper is Whisper White on one side (featured on the graduation card) and Very Vanilla on the other (featured on the note card).  Amazing and super versatile.

Delicately detailed laser-cut sheets. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. Can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts.

* 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs * 12″ x 12″

Please remember to use the Sale-a-bration number: 152840 for your Delightfully Detailed laser-cut sheets.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking in with me. I hope you enjoyed the cards. And please, let me know if you have any questions regarding this product suite. Again, you can find it on pages 38 & 39 of the annual catalog.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper … Jenny F.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was stamped by my friend and stampin’ sister Jenny Feider.  Jenny and I joined Stampin’ Up! the same year and were brought into the Stampin’ Up! family by Vicki Towell.  Congratulations Jenny on 19 years with Stampin’ Up!!

Eileen was also a demonstrator so in the early years before Pinterest and Facebook groups we did a lot of traveling together to meetings, stampin’ events and conventions.  So Jenny’s card was to honor Eileen and Jenny … she would have loved it!! Earthy tones and woodsy was right up her alley.

I love that Mossy Meadow came back into the color pallet … when we first started the colors were grouped into families and Eileens favorite was the Earth Elements collection.  Today’s color pallet is …

One of my favorite and techniques from way back is creating your own backgrounds by stamping color on color … it adds so much depth to the card by just simply stamping.  Jenny’s layers create interest and a true focal point … it’s just beautiful.

Thank you Jenny for the beautiful card. And I would like to thank all my stampin’ friends for the messages, emails, phone calls, beautiful cards, and for joining us yesterday to celebrate Eileen’s life.  I will be sharing more of those cards with you … they are beautiful.

Have a simply blessed day and thank you for joining me today.

Simply Sunday: Part of My Story

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a sweet-n-simple card to share with you.  It features the Sale-a-bration items: Part Of My Story stamp set and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper.  When I saw the “Part of My Story” stamp set, I knew I had to have it in my collection. I am a collector of stamp sets that have beautiful verses… so this verse set was a must have.

We all have a story to tell, our journey … the path that we have followed throughout the years, the places we’ve been and most importantly the people we have met. This 19 year journey with Stampin’ Up! has taken me to places I’ve only dreamed of, and has introduced me to so many wonderful people. As many of you know … I started this journey with my sister Eileen, and another pair of sister that we had the honor to get to know was Mary Polcin and Judy Prahl … we go way back. One of the best moments I had at OnStage this year was the “HUG” I got from Mary, it’s like she knew my heart needed it.

When you are building a business and growing your downline, again … it’s all about the relationships.  Eileen was not only my sister, but my downline and best friend.  We built many friendships with the ladies who have joined my Star’s by Design group … wish I could post more pictures because there are so many good memories from Conventions, Star’s Retreats and team meetings ….

Kathy, myself and Eileen at a Convention in Salt Lake City. I believe this was the 25th Anniversary … here are some additional shots

The verse on the card really says it all … “I’m so glad you are part of my story” I wanted to make sure it was highlighted so I stamped it on the Vellum Cardstock and cut it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits … also cut was the Balmy Blue cardstock that went underneath so it really highlighted the greeting without over powering it.

That is exactly the technique or training style I like to use with my downline … highlight their strengths and talents without over shadowing anyone.  We love to celebrate each others accomplishments. Many of my downline members we stamping with me first, some call them customers, I call them friends …

You know I can’t do anything without “YOU” … my stamping friends.  We’ve have had so much fun in the past 19 years (I celebrate my Anniversary on March 10th) and I’m going to be stamping with you for many more.  I’ll be welcoming your companionship more than ever with the loss of my sister, but just like you were there for me the first time, I know your by my side again … Our friendships are precious to me ❤

 

Eileen … Nancy … Sandy

So many memories, so much fun together, so many friendships created … not just with me but with each other! It’s amazing.  I love this journey that I have been on and the fact that you were there.  I just have to say one … “I’m so glad you are part of my story”  

Thank you for stopping by today and for following by blog.

Have a simply wonderful Sunday ~

 

 

Our Friendship Butterfly Card …

Hello Stamping Friends ~

I would like to thank the many for your condolences … your kind words are such a comfort. Whether you reached out by messaging me below, on my Facebook page or personally … I cannot begin to express my gratitude all of the support and encouragement ❤ I am blessed. My niece, Eileen’s daughter read through them all and was so touched by everyone’s kindness.  Thank you.

Today I would like to share with you a card that we did at our Stamping Club earlier this month.  We used the Beauty Abounds bundle on page 13 of the Occasions Catalog.  When I saw it … I had to have it. My Mom loved butterflies so every time I see one … I think of her. This way she is always around me.

I must say … this card is much more beautiful in the hand! We used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo for coloring our flowers and butterfly and then the Olive and Granny Apple Green for a beautiful contrast on our leaves.  The secret to the leaves is to color the dark first. then go over it with the brighter Granny Apple Green.

The beautiful greeting was die cut using the Layering Circle Framelits, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals … as was the butterfly.  We added just a touch of the Wink of Stella (not visible on the photo) in the center of our flowers and then gently over our butterfly to give it a hint of sparkle but not overpower.  We also added some Rhinestones which were colored with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.

The inside was stamped and colored just as the front with a touch of our Wink of Stella as well.  It is amazing how the touch of Stella can transform a card.  You can see from this angle that not only did we pop up the greeting and butterfly, but the entire front as well.

I had a few more of these to make (for those who missed club) … YES, I make up the samples for my Club participants as long as they have their orders and payment in before class.  I wouldn’t want them to miss out on the amazing cards we do.

Anyway … I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends; coloring in general, it is relaxing and soothing for the soul. My quiet and reflective time.

Thank you so much for stopping back today, I hope your day is filled with “A Million Little Wonderful Things”.

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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 …

Supply List

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 ~

 

Meet me at the bay …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with my latest lighthouse picture and step by step instructions. As I said before, I have a fascination with lighthouses and the minute I say the “By The Bay” stamp set, I knew I wanted to team it up with the “High Tide” stamp set and the lighthouse in it.  This card also features the “Masking” Technique.  I’m in awe … and in love with these two sets!

I am so inspired by lighthouses … they amaze me.  I think I said that before – lol.  You’ve see this lighthouse before (below) but I want you to see where my inspiration came from, the lighthouse is tucked behind the home (Masking Technique) and the roof of the houses are a red …

This is the St. Augustine Lighthouse if Florida … rumor has it, it’s one of the most haunted lighthouses in the United States. I can not confirm that … the only thing that scared me was getting to the top!!

Let’s take a look at how I pulled this together.  I decided to use the Stamparatus because it gives you perfect placement each time, so whether you are creating multiple cards or if you “mis-stamp” and you can go over it again perfectly … it’s a great tool to add to your stamping room.

Because I’m stamping with the red rubber stamp first, I am not using the mat (pad).  Here I will ink up the red rubber stamp and then swing the plate onto my cardstock and I’ll give it a little push down.  Perfect … however, if you miss a spot or if you’d like it darker, then re-ink your image and stamp again … remember, it is already placed on the plate and the card stock is held down so it will stamp directly over your first image.

On this photo you can see my first image, you will also see another stamp (my lighthouse) on the plate.  Isn’t that cool … just flip the plate over and add another stamp.  I will be flipping my hinged plate over to stamp the lighthouse next …

My house is stamped so I need to put the mask on, but before I do that, I had to add the black pad underneath my project because I need the extra height when stamping with the photopolymer stamps.  Once set up, I’m ready to stamp the first of two lighthouse images.

Because I have the “mask” over my house, that part of the lighthouse will not stamp on it … it will appear to be behind the house.  You can also see that I am inking up the second of the lighthouse images, I’m stamping in Real Red.

I just give the plate / image a little pressure to ensure good coverage.  Once that is done … I will be able to remove the mask. It’s a fun reveal.

Time to take my project off and get ready to color … I will be doing that with the Stampin’ Blends…

The greeting I used on todays card comes from the “High Tide” stamp set. And the fun paper behind the stamping comes from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper.  This and the By the Bay stamp set can be found in the Sale-a-bration catalog and can be yours FREE.  Ask me how.

I thank you for stopping back today to check out my card.  I can actually picture myself sitting by the bay here … beats the -50 below we are experience here! Work has been called off so I will be stamping and baking today.  Both tasks are in preparation for my upcoming Spring Retreat.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~