Candy Cane Wishes Embossing Tip

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE; a quick tip for Heat embossing your designer paper and taking it to another level … amazing! For those who watched last night, you will see a change to my card!!

Here is the video replay ….

Don’t those candy canes just look YUMMY!! Here is the original version of the card ….

I did put the dimensions for the card in the video but here they are again (above) for quick reference . I will list the ingredients for the card below … the Festive Foils Specialty paper and the Iridescent Trim are both on the Weekly Deals through midnight September 28th.

Now lets take a little peek at what I did to the card after the camera was turned off. Remember the punched circles I had as back up??

I used the Garden Green circle behind the candy canes to make them pop even more! It also really highlights our Iridescent bow. Even though the parts to my card belong with other “suites” doesn’t mean that they don’t look good together.

The quick tip to embossing our candy canes was made easy with the use of the “Embossing Additions Tool Kit’ … very handy!! You’ll want to add that to your wish list ❤ I think this is just a fun way to embellish your designer paper and take it to the next level.

Give this technique a try … enjoy your day!

Thank you for hanging out with me.

Here is a list of ingredients used to today’s card ….

A Wonderful World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A Wonderful World … Celebrate the natural beauty found around the world with this stamp and paper bundle featuring prominent flowers from across the globe. The stamps and paper are designed to coordinate perfectly for handmade cards as beautiful as Mother Nature herself.

The Wonderful World Bundle includes the Wonderful World Stamp Set and the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. Let me show what a beautiful combination these two are together…

I’m teaming it up with the Corner Flip Fold … an easy Fun Fold that gives your card extra dimension and an additional pop of color by exposing the designer paper we are using on the inside…. Instead of trying to write down all of the instructions, I have created a video from my LIVE presentation during my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration.

I hope that the video explains how to create the fun folds and shows how beautiful this bundle really is. I love the “Distinktive” stamps and how realistic they are…. those sponge daubers add color so nicely to the stamps as well.

Thank you for stopping over today and checking out my blog,

Here is a list of the products I used for my two cards shown in the video ….

The Party Has Started …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This weekend I am hosting my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration Party!! Woot Woot! Come on over … There will be Product Showcases, Games, Prizes, Specials and Live Demonstrations. I hosting this in a special Facebook Group as it allows me to do more for you. This is what the page header looks like …

Here is the link if you didn’t find your Facebook Invite … CLICK HERE the link and then request to join us. Everyone is welcome, including fellow demonstrators (I do however ask that you identify yourself as prizes are reserved for my customers and downline members) If it helps you learn how you can host a party, feel free to join in. 🙂

My Welcome Video …

We’re going to take a good look at the New Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog … I’ll be featuring Fun Folds and Techniques during my LIVE Demonstrations.

I hope you join us … I kicked off the party on Friday the 12 but the LIVES start TODAY!!

Have an amazing weekend and I hope you’ll be joining me in my Facebook PARTY group!

Reveal the Fun with the Torn Window Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share today’s cards and technique with you … I have been playing around with the “Torn Window” technique and really had fun creating different looks. In the video I demonstrate how to do the “tear” on both the designer paper and cardstock. Take a look at the video … It is a replay of last nights LIVE and can be found on YouTube as well.

This is just the tip of the iceberg … there are so many different variations that you can create using the technique. The video shares the basic “how to” and I can’t wait to share more with you this weekend … I hope you plan on joining me for the Summer Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog Celebration Party!! Now let’s take a closer look at the cards …

Card Base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″. The designer paper or mat will measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ … the white cardstock that you will tear will measure 1/8″ less than the mat; 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. The designer paper you tuck inside can be measured based on your opening.

Just a reminder to join me for my party this weekend to see more samples using this technique, plus LIVE demonstrations on some of the amazing products found in these catalogs… games, much FUN and prizes. CLICK HERE

I hope you enjoyed seeing this fun and easy technique, I love the fun that unfolds with this card… either a beautiful sentiment of a beautiful scene!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day ~

You’re Invited …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This weekend I will be hosting my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration Party!! Woot Woot! I’m inviting you to join in on the fun … There will be Product Showcases, Games, Prizes, Specials and Live Demonstrations. I hosting this in a special Facebook Group as it allows me to do more for you. This is what the page header looks like …

Here is the link if you didn’t find your Facebook Invite … CLICK HERE the link and then request to join us. Everyone is welcome, including fellow demonstrators (I do however ask that you identify yourself and prizes are reserved for my customers and downline members) If it helps you learn how you can host a party, feel free to join in. 🙂

My Welcome Video …

We’re going to take a good look at the New Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog … I’ll be featuring Fun Folds and Techniques during my LIVE Demonstrations.

I hope you join us … I will begin posting on Tuesday, August 9th with a lot of information, products and games and we’ll kick off the party on Friday the 12!!

Have an amazing week and I hope you’ll be hanging out with me in my Facebook PARTY group!

Mash up: Notes of Cheer Card Kit & Charming Sentiments

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share the replay of my Tuesday Night Facebook LIVE … it’s a mash up of the Notes of Cheer Card Kit and the Charming Sentiments Bundle.

You are going to love the great tips included in this video, but you are going to flip over how quick and easy it is to create the prettiest cards in just minutes. This is the main reason I have a few card kits sitting in my stamping room … when I need a card “NOW” … I grab one from one of the kits. Don’t get me wrong, I love sitting in my stamp room creating, but sometimes you just need a card!

In the video you saw me “change up” the card just a bit, enough to introduce you the the amazing Charming Sentiments bundle. I love a good sentiment set and this one is filled with goodies! And to top it off … it has a coordinating die set.

In the video I also shared a few other ways you could change up the card, but it’s so nice to be able to just head off to the craft room and whip out a card. There are many different card kits. Here is a link to look at those: https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/other-products/kits-collection?demoid=26646

So happy you stopped by today, thank you!! Have yourself a great day.

Here are the links to the products used today …

Simply Sunday: Stamp & Die Organization

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special post, I want to show you an amazing tip for organizing the Charming Sentiments bundle. Wow … this will really make your life easier, and it’s sooo simple!

There are many dies for the sentiments and this QUICK TIP will get you stamping much quicker and without the frustration of trying to match up these dies to your stamped images. Take a look at my video ….

WOW … how easy is that!? Now you will know exactly which dies coordinate with the sentiment you just stamped. I use StazOn ink because it’s permanent ink and its such a rich black color … it should not wear off, were as a lighter color might. With just a little preparation in the beginning … stamping and die cutting these will be a breeze.

I only take one image/die at a time. This way, they go back onto the die card the way they were on it. If you use a magnetic sheet for your dies, simply cover one side with cardstock and then you can begin stamping the sentiments on that … it will work just the same.

I love this quick tip, it has saved me so much time when making my cards, it’s no longer a drawn out match-fest, it is quick and easy to find the coordinating pieces …

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit … I hope you have a beautiful day.

Christmas in July Samples & Videos

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have been showcasing several different bundles on my Facebook page during my Christmas in July event. Here is the Lights Aglow Suite which highlights two different bundles; the Christmas Light Bundle and the Brightest Glow Bundle. You’ll find them on pages 30 – 33.

Bring the magic of twinkling Christmas lights to all your seasonal papercrafts with the Lights Aglow Suite Collection. It includes all the coordinating pieces you need to make your handmade greeting cards and gift tags shimmer and shine.

Then I showcased the Boughs of Holly suite / Leaves of Holly Bundle. This beautiful bundle has coordinating designer paper which is simply stunning. Check it out on page 25 of the Mini Catalog. If you don’t have one yet, you can click on the catalog that is located on the right side of the screen … or reach out to me for one if you do not have a demonstrator already.

Make classic seasonal cards, tags, gift boxes, and scrapbook pages with the Boughs of Holly Suite Collection. This suite features holly leaves and berries in deep greens and rich reds that you can stamp, cut out, and embellish with beautifully designed paper, ribbon, and more!

We also looked at the amazing Joyful Flurry … these are very special snowflakes! These dies don’t just cut them out, they make amazing patterns that add a beautiful texture to your card.

Create magical snowflake elements on your handmade cards and gift tags with the Joyful Flurry Bundle, Wonderful Snowflakes foil pieces, and more!

I would love to have you join me on my Facebook page for more samples, fun and tips … just CLICK HERE to get to my page. My Christmas in July event is only going on through the end of July so let me know if you need any help ….

This is a great time to get your holiday stamping needs/wants taken care of and collect some extra goodies for FREE! Thank you for joining me today … head on over to my Facebook page, we’d love to have you join us.

Have a great weekend ~

No Line Watercolor Technique Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share the No Line Watercolor Technique with you today. It was scheduled for my Facebook LIVE yesterday but I had technical difficulties … well, it took me to more chances but I finally got my video!! It is too cool and pretty not to share.

I’m using the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, it is such a beautiful flower to illustrate and do this technique with.

I invite you to watch the video along with me … I can’t wait to show you the simple steps it takes to create such a gorgeous card. You are going to fall in love with this technique because it’s going to make you look like a real artist! I’m no paint pro, but I sure like the way this looks.

As simple tip is too keep your darker colors in the recesses of your image. I also kept my water painter on the dryer side … it still has water but it easier to control your color when it’s not over wet, and the results are amazing. The dimensions for this card are also simple; Old Olive Card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ … the front is a piece of watercolor paper measuring 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. The watercolor piece I stamped on measures 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ so my Old Olive mat was 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. I just used scrap pieces for my greeting.

The greeting comes from a brand new bundle … the Very Best Occasions Bundle! That is also where the triple edge punch comes from that I decked out my daffodil with. It’s a great addition to my stamp & punch collection – I’ll be using them both many, many times.

I hope you enjoyed the video, especially those who joined me last night to support me LIVE before the internet went down.

Have a wonderful day! Thank you

Here is a list of the supplies I used in creating this card …

Watercolor & Embossing = WOW Cards!

Hello Stamping Friends ~

So happy you joined me today for my Watercolor + Embossing card techniques. I have two cards for you today along with the replay video of last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. You’ll see how easy it is, and more importantly … FUN!

Let’s take a look at the video and then I will present the cards along with the ingredients and any dimensions you may need.

I hope you are falling in love with this beautiful technique, and as I stated in the video … using ink from your stamp pads on your blocks is a simple way to start. AND less messy!! For the Watercolor Wash Resist technique, I am using the “Shimmery White” Cardstock which is cut to a quarter sheet … 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ to start. I like to keep it simple.

The stamped image comes from the Good Feelings stamp set which is full of happy! You can check out all the sayings included in the set at the bottoms of my post.

Once dried, I used the 2nd scallop frame from the Scallop Contour dies to die cut our design out. I used the small die from the same set to create the pop of color around our large die cut image. These were then layered onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black and then layered onto the Basic White card base. While I had the White cardstock out, I punched two daisies and layered them onto my card … to finish it off, I used the Glossy Dots to tie it all together.

Now let’s take a look at the card that I designed from my second demonstration using the Splendid Thoughts bundle …

Embossing with the white emboss powder highlights your watercoloring and creates a soft beautiful look … watercoloring within an embossed image is easy and makes YOU look like the artist!! The soft look just pops against this stunning Fresh Freesia foil specialty paper from the Splendid Day Designer Paper. This was attached to the Basic White base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.

I used a medium scallop die to cut the Vellum cardstock on which I layered our watercolor images and die cuts from the beautiful foil paper. Layering the vellum onto the foil creates almost an iridescent look which just highlights the greenery even more.

Let me introduce you to the Charming Sentiments bundle … oh, I love this one!! So many greetings for so many occasions and they have coordinating and accent dies!! I love the way the greeting pulls my entire card together.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Here is the list of products I used on both of my cards. The bundles were selected just for you because they are so versatile and can be used year round … plus, either one will qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!! Let me know if you need any help with your order.

The Beauty of Watercoloring

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

And welcome to my blog as we take a look at the Beauty of Watercoloring today. I would like to share the replay of my Facebook LIVE that shows you step by step how to create 4 different Watercolor Wash backgrounds. With that I will share the cards I created with those backgrounds. Here is the video ….

Here is the card I shared in the video from the first background I created. This technique reflects the Ombre look as the color fades from dark to light. I used the Splendid Stems dies to frame my greeting… and you all know how I love my greetings!!

If you would like more information about this card CLICK HERE to view the original post.

The second card highlights the dual color watercolor wash where you start one color from the top and the second from the bottom and let them meet in the middle … gives you a brand new color there!

The third card is a blending of multiple colors! If you’re not sure what colors go together … let nature be your guide! Here I used the colors of an early sunset, when the skies are pink and blue with a few shades of purple. I framed part of the background and used it for my moon!

If you want to read more about this card CLICK HERE for more information.

The fourth card I made had multiple colors and I added Sea Salt which pulled up some of the color which created some “spots”. This time I die cut my background … this technique is not just for backgrounds but can be used in many ways!

Full details for my butterfly card can be found HERE.

I want to thank you for joining me today on my blog … and invite you to join me tonight for my Facebook LIVE where I will be showing you an easy & beautiful technique watercoloring heat embossing images.

Take good care ~

Here is a list of the ingredients that I used for one or both of the cards. Remember, every $50 purchased, is rewarded with a exclusive Sale-a-bration item.

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

Welcome to my blog and to today’s Watercolor Wash Backgrounds post where I will share some great tips for easy watercolored backgrounds. I’m using the Wet on Wet technique with our everyday ink pads!! You are going to marvel at how easy this is, and what amazing results you get!

I will have last nights replay of my Facebook LIVE to share with you, along with two cards created with our watercolor backgrounds.

Don’t you just love how easy that was … just a few simple tips:

  • Keep your watercolor paper wet (nice sheen) but NO puddles.
  • Have your colors ready and some water to clean your brush.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Here is the card I shared in the video. I used the Splendid Stems dies to frame my greeting… and you all know how I love my greetings!!

The measurements for both cards are the same except the double color card has and extra mat. The base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a Starry Sky front (4″ x 5-1/4″) that was embossed with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. The watercolor paper is 4″ x 3″ so the mat is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.

The greeting comes from the Flowering Tulip stamp set and is stamped in Starry Sky and die cut with the layering circles die. The greeting is adorn with the die cut leaves from the Splendid Thoughts Bundle and the card was completed by embellishing it with the Iridescent Rhinestones.

My next card highlights the dual color watercolor wash …

I used the Melon Mango and Calypso Coral inks. Measurements for the card are the same as above except for the second mat of Flirty Flamingo which measures 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. The palm tree and the fun border are both die cut using dies from the Palms dies.

The greeting is stamped directly onto the watercolor paper. This card is more stunning in person, the colors are much more brilliant. This card was so simple and easy to create!

I want to thank you for joining me today on my blog … I hope you enjoyed the video and the samples. I will be back tomorrow with another of of the backgrounds we created.

Take good care ~

Here is a list of the ingredients that I used for one or both of the cards. Remember, every $50 purchased, is rewarded with a exclusive Sale-a-bration item.

Simply Sunday: Happy Father’s Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

To celebrate Father’s Day I’m sharing samples from the perfect suite for the man in your life. I am thrilled to share the NEW “He’s the Man” product suite with you today. This suite includes the He’s All That bundle, the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Paper and the Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots!

You can use these products together to make creative projects, cards, scrapbook pages and more. You can also make labels and tags in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Let’s learn a little more about this suite. Join me and let’s check out the video now …

Vintage style gets a fresh look with the wonderful images in the He’s the Man Suite. The eclectic range of imagery has something for everyone in your life! Whether you know a car enthusiast, a dapper dude, or a great backyard cook, you can create throwback cards with the images designed in a modern-vintage style.

Making cards is easy when the designer paper is has coordinating die cuts included … I already have another pack on order!! Here is the card we made with the He’s the Man Specialty Designer paper with Die Cuts ….

I have a STAMPIN’ TIP to share with you … The more I moved around the die cut sheets, some of the images began to come off, so I took the clear cellophane jacket that the dies are enclosed in and tucked all my die cuts and embellishments in there so I don’t loose any.

The card was just tooooo simple to create … Here is another card using the die cuts and the Layering Designs Vellum from the Artfully Composed Suite. This vellum has carried over into the NEW Annual Catalog.

On this card I wanted to highlight the coordinating dies, especially the argyle style dies … they actually align nicely on the designer paper …

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day!! I have the supply list of items listed below for your convenience.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Spotlight Technique with New Horizons

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a twist to the SPOTLIGHT Technique with the New Horizons Designer paper. You can catch a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE where I showed “how” I cut and then let my guests choose which one they wanted to see put together. The great thing is … today you will see both cards finished off and ready to send!

Let’s begin with the video …

Now that you’ve seen the video, let’s take a closer look at those cards. I’ll start with the initial and simple SPOTLIGHT card. Here we just cut out a piece of our designer paper, and then the coordinating Blackberry Bliss cardstock as a mat.

The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set … I think this is a must in your collection, so many amazing greeting for so many occasions. I put the link for you below.

Now we are going to “step it up” a bit or adding a twist to the SPOTLIGHT Technique by adding another layer (or two) ….

On the video I showed “how” I put this together but what I didn’t say is that the reason I used the Basic White as a mat, was to highlight the white that I used when heat embossing the greeting. Besides … it really does make the “SPOTLIGHT” pop!!

Did you notice the addition to the vellum? It’s the Layering Designs Vellum and can be found in the Annual Catalog. I think it really adds to the card … especially if you are sending this card “across the miles”!!

I love highlighting techniques that were used many years ago and we tend to forget … obviously they were popular for a reason. I love the SPOTLIGHT Technique and with the New Horizons paper.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope it’s a good one.

Here is a list of the ingredients used for today’s cards … excluding the New Horizons paper as it has already retired.

Tips & Hacks for the Lighthouse Point Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share last nights replay of my Facebook LIVE and the 2 cards that I made using the die cut pieces I shared with my attendees!

Let’s take a look at all that is included in the Lighthouse Point Bundle by Stampin’ Up! ….

Now … Let me show you what all those die cut pieces are for and how to make your own lighthouse!! Please note that this video was actually done in 2022, NOT 1922 as stated in the video!! You’ve got to love a LIVE broadcast! lol

NOW … I’d like to share 2 different cards using the die cuts I shared last night along with some of the ideas we shared. Let me start with the idea of recreating the Cana Island Lighthouse located in Door County Wisconsin …

You will notice that this lighthouse does not have the smooth edges that are dies do … However, the idea that “Beth” shared last night of using the brick embossing folder to create the “look” of the Cana Lighthouse worked great!! Check this out ….

I used the reverse side of the Brick Embossing Folder to the “morter” was raised and not the bricks. Then I did a “Mash Up” by using the designer paper from the New Horizons suite!

I’m so excited to share this with you! I truly believe that when we stamp together, our creativity just blooms! Thanks for the inspiration …

Now … I was so jazzed up from my LIVE and the way the card turned out, I just kept stamping!! We talked about the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and how it’s stripes and top were black sooo ….

Again … I brought in items from the New Horizons suite in to make this card including the “grass” dies and the Pebbles Enamel Shapes. Thanks again for spending the evening with me, and for joining me today.

Have a great day!! I have the supply list of items listed below if you were inspired and want to get creating.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤