Friends and Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I did not get my “alternative” project finished yet, however I do have a super cute card that we made at Cindy and Sarah’s stamping party (one of the Make -n- Takes. It’s super simple and perfect for your friend.  I’m using the Beauty Abounds stamp set and nothing says spring like “butterflies”

I stamped the background with the “Bokeh” dots … it just creates another layer of dimension. The focal point of the card is the beautiful butterfly designer paper that you can get for FREE during Sala-a-bration with a qualifying purchase.  So … how did I get that sparkle on there?  Good Question!!

There are two ways to do this technique which I call the Glimmer Designer Paper Technique and it’s one of my favorites because it creates such a “WOW” whenever I show it.

  1.  Grab your Silicone pad … you’ll want it for both ways. Place your designer paper onto the silicone pad and with your Snail adhesive – cover the entire piece of designer paper. Next, sprinkle with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter, tap off excess and gently rub it into the adhesive using your finger tip. Tap off excess again.
  2. The second way to do it is just switching adhesives, the rest is the same.  If you are covering a larger piece of designer paper, you will want to use the Multipurpose adhesive sheets. This is also super simple.  Peel off the first layer, lay your designer paper onto the adhesive sheet … then peel off the top layer and add glitter as in step one.

Besides the beautiful butterflies in this stamp set, the verbiage is perfect for sharing a card with your friend.  I added a little ribbon to the card and some rhinestones to jazz it up a bit.

And to create another layer of dimension … I added a piece of vellum behind the focal point of the card.  Hope you enjoyed this technique and you give it a try … it’s simple, it’s fun and it looks amazing!!

Thank you for taking time out of your day and share it with me by stopping by my blog.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

 

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 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 ~

 

Heat Embossing Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Quick post  … Today I have a technique video for you: Faux Metal Embossing!  Watch how easy this technique is …

Pretty cool right? This is a fun technique that can give you a real “wow” to your card.  Stop back tomorrow and I will show you what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping in today ~

Hope your day is a good one!

Home to Roost

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another of our fun Sale-a-bration stamps sets Home to Roost.  For those of you who are new to my blog and Stampin’ Up! … Sale-a-bration is an exciting sales event. For “each” $50 you spend, you can chose an item out of our Sale-a-bration catalog!!  It’s just a fun way to build your stamp collection.

Our Sale-a-bration product of the week is the Home to Roost stamp set, Warm thoughts come home to roost when you create projects with this set.

Home to Roost is a wonderful stamp set for all-year use with versatile sentiments and line-art images perfect for lots of coloring techniques. You’ll love the high-quality, color pencils. Perfect for watercoloring stamped images. Use with Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, or alone.

Purchase the products to make these projects and you’ll immediately qualify for the following FREE Sale-A-Bration item used to make the project: Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set. I have them listed below.

More ways to earn … Hostesses will get an extra $25 in FREE Merchandise above the regular rewards with party sales of $250 or more.  Gather your friends for a fun evening of stamping and everyone can earn free goodies!

Or … if you want it all, you can purchase the ultimate starter kit and join my stampin’ family ❤ . We’d love to have you on our team.  CLICK HERE

Let me know if you have any questions regarding Sale-a-bration, or the starter kit.

Wishing you a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

Thank you for spending a part of your Thursday with me …

Enjoy your day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

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It’s Your Day!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card that I created using the second of the two stamp sets offered in the Snowflake Showcase

The stamp set is the Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set. This set also coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

For my card today I’m using a technique called the “Wreath” or “In the Round” technique. I’m not really showcasing that today … I am working on a video to show how this is done, and it is done using the Stamparatus. This is the card we made at my Advanced Stamparatus Class …

The background was embossed with the “Layered Leaves” Dynamic embossing folder.  This is one of my favorites because it goes with so many different stampin’ styles.

The floral wreath was done in Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry with a touch of Pear Pizzazz … these colors were also used in my cardstock layers.  We used a template created to make our wreath and with the Stamparatus the flowers are inked and stamped in perfect placement.

Each of the flowers has a Rhinestone but to jazz it up we colored the rhinestones to match the colors we used, but put the opposite colors on the flower … so light on dark and dark on light.

Greeting is also included in the stamp set and was simply stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and was punched with our circle punches.

With the use of the Stamparatus … this card is super simple to make. I’m hoping to have a video for your soon. Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Enjoy your day today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Last 2 days to purchase the Snowflake Showcase products.