Technique Tuesday … Kissing Technique & Video

Hello Stampers ~

Today is my second post for Technique Tuesday.  I will be sharing a Stampin’ Up! video tutorial along with my card share… yes, I will have a card for you too.  I thought it would be a great way to for you to see how the technique is actually done… almost like being a member of my Technique Club.

I’m going to start with a Stampin’ Up! video that introduces you to the “Kissing Technique”.  Enjoy!

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Emily Montoya
Have you ever heard of the kissing technique?We’re not talking about the technique with your sweetie-we’re talking about the one with stamps! Check out this sample featured in this video, see how the butterflies have an extra texture? It’s the beautiful product of two stamps getting together!

Wasn’t that fun!  How did you like the finished cards … so cute.  Here is the card that I created using the “Kissing” Technique:

Now for my card …

I thought it would be fun to add a little “kiss” to the frosting on the cupcakes from the “Build a Cupcake” stamp set and kissed it to the “Hello Doily” stamp.  I inked up the the frosting of the cupcake and kissed it to the Doily to create the neat pattern you see.

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Of course I then had to pull out the coordinating punch “Cupcake Builder”. Ahhh, so much easier than cutting them out.  My color pallet for today comes from the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar … with a touch of Strawberry Slush added in!

I added a touch of the Retro Fresh DSP and topped it off with the Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon.  Speaking of “topping” things off… I colored 3 of the larger pearls with a red Sharpie, and the put them on my cupcakes.

Finally, my greeting comes from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.  I don’t know what I will do when they retire that set… I use it all the time!

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Hope you take the time out of your busy day for a little kissing 🙂

Thanks for checking out my blog today!  Check out below for a list of today’s ingredients.

Wishin’ you a terrific Tuesday!

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More card shares …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you, three more cards that we made at our Star’s Christmas Party.  We did what we call a “shoebox swap” … each participant designs a card and then cuts, and brings everything needed to make that card, then everyone at the event gets to make each others cards … it’s fun!

Would you be interested in joining in on a shoebox swap?  Let me know, I’d love to host it.

I thought I would start with Connie’s card ….

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My technique groups should recognize this, we just did the “Stained Glass” technique.  Here is another wonderful card idea for you.

Connie used the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (good through January 3rd) and the “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon“.  I love that Connie did her card with Silver embossing, we did ours in gold …. such a small change can make the entire card look different, and both cards are beautiful.

Next, is Ren’s card.  Ren is Connie’s daughter and has been stamping with us for quite a while.

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Don’t you just love it!  We all love a good “punch” card and this one is so cute!  Ren had all the pieces cut so we didn’t even have to cut the door … we just embossed it with the new “Stylish Stripes” embossing folder.

For the wreath, we used the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  The trick here is to punch out the circle first … then center the scallop punch over the circle to create the perfect wreath!  The punches along with the adorable “Glimmer Brad – Brights Collection ” are found in our main Idea Book & Catalog.

Now I’d like to share with you, Susan’s card… a Tri-fold Easel Card!

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If you’re looking to impress someone, this will do it!  This beautiful card showcases the “Modern Medley” Designer Series Paper.  Anyone who knows me, knows this is one of my favorite Designer Papers in the catalog …. I find it so versatile.

The greeting “Your Kindness means so much” comes from the stamp set “From My Heart” … also found in the main catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … I loved making these beautiful cards with these wonderful ladies.  I can’t think of a better day, than stamping with my friends.

If you are interested in any of the items listed to make these cards, you can just click on the link (words highlighted in pink) to view or purchase.

Have an awesome day!

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Carry-over list and card share …

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

Today I want to share with you the “carry over” stamp sets that are not in the catalog but are still available to order.  You guessed it, its Christmas sets!  Plus, I’ll share some of the beautiful cards we made last year at my clubs, classes and the annual Holiday retreat!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD CARRY-OVER LIST

 First, is the “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (128048 – W / 128051 – C) and the beautiful greetings from “Greetings of the Season” (128030 – W / 128033 – C) 

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I used the “Coordinations Cardstock as a background, a Cherry Cobbler banner that draws your eye to our focal point … the ornament!  I then embellished with scraps (you got it) of the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and top it off with those precious “gotta have” Rhinestones (119246)

 

Next, the fabulous Two-Step Stamp Set, “Evergreen” (127970 – W / 127973 – C) You can make this with Always Artichoke and the NEW Pear Pizzazz or go wild and choose another color scheme!

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Last but definitely not least … 2 great samples from the stunning “Snowflake Soiree” (127922 – W / 127925 – C) stamp set.  The first is done in a soft neutrals pallet… Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.  It’s such a warm greeting for the holiday season.  I used a brad from one of my favorite embellishments; “Vintage Brads” to tie the card together!

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The second is so simple, yet simply beautiful.  A very festive card when done in Whisper White and the simply delicious Cherry Cobbler!

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It’s not too early to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to share with your friends and family. 

 

If you can’t wait and want to purchase any of the items I shared with you today, just click on the link below to get started.

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Thank you so much for stopping by …

I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me!

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A Million Thanks …

Happy Friday Stampers!

The weekend is finally approaching!

As promised, the card I made for you today highlights 2 of our new colors.  First, the “Crisp Cantaloupe” from the new In-Colors and the “Smoky Slate”.  I really like this color, and it’s going to go with a lot of colors.

I’m going to do something a little different … I’m going to show you some great new products out of the catalog first and then lead you into the card!

Let me introduce you to one of the pretty flowers (there are 6) in the “Flower Shop” stamp set found on page 94 of the catalog.  I stamped this in the Smoky Slate … then punched it with the coordinating punch “Pansy” (130698).  I love it when our stamp sets have coordinating punches, makes life so much easier!

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Next … “WASHI TAPE”!  Man is this stuff fun to play with!  this is the Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape (131269)  I used the “gray” to coordinate with my card, but there are 2 other rolls that come with it.  Then I topped the flower and washi tape off with our Basic Pearls (119247).

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Here’s just a little shot of the inside of my card … stamp it a couple times and add a strip of washi tape.  I have begun stamping inside of my card, just because everyone opens them up to see what’s inside (even if you’re only showing a sample!) I love it!

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OK … now the card!

With our yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe” and the “Smoky Slate”.

Don’t you think they look good together!

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A Million and one Thanks for taking this stampin’ journey with me!  You will find the “Million & One” stamp set on page 161.  I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it.

Maybe I’ll make the next card with the other stamp in that set … “Fabulous is what you are” and I believe it!

Have a great weekend ~

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To my Best Friend…

Hello Stampers!

Sorry about the “repeat” … still a little new at this blogging – lol

Today I want to share with you, the beautiful new 2013-15 In-Colors!  Well, I have 4 out of the 5 for you on this quick and easy card.

The base of the card is done in the “Baked Brown Sugar”.  Then the 1-1/2 inch by 3-1/2 inch strips are: Pistachio Pudding, the “Strawberry Slush”  in the center, and finally the “Coastal Cabana”… a place we all want to go!  Maybe with that Strawberry Slush that has one of those little umbrella’s in.

Do you think  Stampin’ Up! already had these colors in mind when they were planning the Caribbean Cruise Incentive trip!

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OK … back to stamping!  The Coastal Cabana is a touch greener than my picture turned out… hmmm.  Guess you’ll just have to come over and see it for yourself.

The cute little greeting is from the “Label Love” stamp set and it has a coordinating punch (130920) Artisan Label punch.

I actually stamped twice in the two colors … punched out the black, and cut out the Strawberry Slush and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So … How do you like our new colors?  Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

Oh, and come back tomorrow because I will be showing you the 5th In-Color … the yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe”.

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Happiest Birthday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

 

I have birthday wishes for you today!  We are always looking for a pretty card to send to our BFF, so grab your BigShot and lets get stamping!

 

You will need the Apothecary Art  (128415 – W / 125527 – C) and the Loving Thoughts (128436 – W / 125845- C) stamp sets,  the Labels Collection Framelits (125598), the Adorning Accents Emboss Folder (125601) and Edgelits (125595).

 

This simple layout can be used with any Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstocks.  You could use the NEW Gingham Garden with Pear Pizzazz or Afternoon Picnic with Coastal Cabana!

 

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For the embellishments I used the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309) and 3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.

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NOT IN THE CATALOG … But not gone!

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

I am still on this “new blog” high!  This is such an amazing way to keep in touch.  For those of you who can’t make it to my classes or join my clubs, you can still get ideas and stay “in the know” of all things stampin’ and scrappin’.

On that note …

I want to share with you the “carry over” stamp sets that are not in the catalog but are still available to order.  You guessed it, its Christmas sets!  Plus, I’ll share some of the beautiful cards we made last year at my clubs, classes and the annual Holiday retreat!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD CARRY-OVER LIST

 First, is the “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (128048 – W / 128051 – C) and the beautiful greetings from “Greetings of the Season” (128030 – W / 128033 – C) 

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I used the “Coordinations Cardstock as a background, a Cherry Cobbler banner that draws your eye to our focal point … the ornament!  I then embellished with scraps (you got it) of the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and top it off with those precious “gotta have” Rhinestones (119246)

 

Next, the fabulous Two-Step Stamp Set, “Evergreen” (127970 – W / 127973 – C) You can make this with Always Artichoke and the NEW Pear Pizzazz or go wild and choose another color scheme!

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Last but definitely not least … I’ve got two great samples from the stunning “Snowflake Soiree” (127922 – W / 127925 – C) stamp set.  The first is done in a soft neutrals pallet… Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.  It’s such a warm greeting for the holiday season.  I used a brad from one of my favorite embellishments; “Vintage Brads” to tie the card together!

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The second is so simple, yet simply beautiful.  A very festive card when done in Whisper White and the simply delicious Cherry Cobbler!

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It’s not too early to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to share with your friends and family. 

I’ll soon be posting a date for my “Christmas in July … Oops August! Stamp Camp.  We will kick-off the new Holiday Catalog at this event!

If you can’t wait and want to purchase any of the items I shared with you today, just click on the link below to get started.

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Thank you so much for stopping by …

I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me!

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