Two a Wild Rose Trio …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’re loving the “To A Wild Rose” bundle … I have a great offer for you! This has been posted before and I just wanted to remind everyone that if you purchase the “TO A WILD ROSE” bundle from me by August 31st, 2019, I will send you all 3 cards with directions and tips to recreate them yourself!! You will also receive a Virtual Rewards point!! You get a Rewards point for each $50 (before ship&taxes) USE HOSTESS CODE: ARQ3KZ9U and place your order by August. 31st. 2019. Cards are ready and will ship as soon as I get your order notification! 

The “True Friendship” card is done with the basic stamping technique of “Color on Color” … I love going back to the basics sometimes, then the technique of sponging color onto the image really adds a soft beautiful touch to the card ….

Today, my “Hello” card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique …

Before I decided how my card would look, I chose my color pallet; Whisper White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing bundle yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. How would you like these cards?

I have a SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU …

If you purchase the “TO A WILD ROSE” bundle from me by August 31st, 2019, I will send you all 3 cards with directions and tips to recreate them yourself!!  You will also receive a Virtual Rewards point!! You get a Rewards point for each $50 (before ship&taxes)  USE HOSTESS CODE: ARQ3KZ9U and place your order by August. 31st. 2019.  I’ve been working on these cards all week so I’ll have them ready to ship as soon as I get your order notification!  Wooo Hooo … they are prettier in person. The blog does not do them justice!

  • I have a special tip for my “HELLO” card that I will be sharing ONLY in the instructions sent with your cards when your purchase the bundle!

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my third To A Wild Rose Card Technique. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image for details about the product or to begin your shopping experience. Clicking on it directs you to my website.  Thank you!!

 

Bouquet of Roses … Three Techniques!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it half way through the week and we are quickly heading into the weekend! I love Thursdays 🙂  Today I have the card I promised to share with you (from yesterdays post) with yet another technique using the To A Wild Rose Bundle.

On Monday I shared the “Blessed” card demonstrating the Three-step Stamping technique …

On Tuesday I showed you the “True Friendship” card and the technique of sponging color onto the image ….

Today, my “Hello” card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique …

Before I decided how my card would look, I chose my color pallet; Whisper White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing bundle yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. How would you like these cards?

I have a SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU …

If you purchase the “TO A WILD ROSE” bundle from me by August 31st, 2019, I will send you all 3 cards with directions and tips to recreate them yourself!!  You will also receive a Virtual Rewards point!! You get a Rewards point for each $50 (before ship&taxes)  USE HOSTESS CODE: ARQ3KZ9U and place your order by August. 31st. 2019.  I’ve been working on these cards all week so I’ll have them ready to ship as soon as I get your order notification!  Wooo Hooo … they are prettier in person. The blog does not do them justice!

  • I have a special tip for my “HELLO” card that I will be sharing ONLY in the instructions sent with your cards when your purchase the bundle!

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my third To A Wild Rose Card Technique. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image for details about the product or to begin your shopping experience. Clicking on it directs you to my website.  Thank you!!

 

Simply Sunday: Peek Through Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we’re pulling out the BigShot to create our Simply Sunday card, which features the Peek Through technique.  This is the technique my Technique Clubs learned this month and this is one of their cards.

It’s a done in our Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White, in fact, we are using the “thick” Whisper White for today’s technique card. Our base is in the Sweet Sugarplum and our Thick Whisper White is our 4″ x 5-1/4″ front.

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We are using the Special Reasons bundle found on page 42 of the Occasions Catalog. These special dies create our “Peek Through” by cutting the flower without cutting the edge so it gives you an almost negative image and allows you to see through to the back ground. It also comes with an outline die that will cut out the same flower … so it gives you two uses!

We used the Precision plate with our flower die and placed it onto our thick cardstock and rolled it through. It cut out beautifully and easily releases the pieces, however if you have the die brush you can use that to hurry the process of removing the pieces.

You can see from this camera angle that the entire white front piece has been popped up which creates a wonderful dimension to the flower and the card.

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The greeting comes from the Suite Sentiments stamp set found on page 54 of the Occasions catalog … you’ve seen me use this stamp set many times.  Did you know that the fonts in this stamp set coordinate with fonts from some of the other Occasions stamp sets! Good to know 🙂

The ribbon is the coordinating Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon and is used as an anchor to the card. Then just a touch of bling was added to draw your eye around the entire card, and it really completes it.

Thank you so much for joining me this Sunday,

I hope you have a wonderful day.

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Simply Sunday: Softly Falling Snow

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to my Simpy Sunday series … this is one of my favorite days to post. I love being able to show you how beautiful a simple, easy to make card can be.

Today our card begins with the new “Thick” Whisper White cardstock… it’s just a bit sturdier than our regular Whisper White but still easy to use.

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My card front is a embossed with the “Softly Falling” textured embossing folder that can be found on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog. I then popped it up with dimensionals … I like to do that when I make a card with white on white.

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The pretty little snowflake is one of our “Snowflake Elements” embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. On Friday I share that this technique is the one our Technique clubs did this month … so much fun. It was topped off with a Rhinestone.

The title or greeting “snow” comes from the framelit set “Seasonal Frame” and was cut from the beautiful Silver Glimmer paper.

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I hope you had a nice weekend, and I thank you for sharing part of it with me.

Have a great day ~

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Cool Technique with Embossing Folders!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited that the weekend is here, and today I kick off a new season of my Stampin’ Technique Clubs. Our September technique will focus on different ways you can use your embossing folders… and I chose the new “Woodland” folder.

Today I will show you something fun to do with your folders (they’ll make 2 more!) I can’t show them to you yet because it will spoil their fun. I began my card by embossing the trees using Soft Sky cardstock

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Using the “White Stampin’ Chalk Marker” – I colored the trees and branches to highlight them even more. Wow … it looks so cool and it’s so easy to do!!

I colored in the indented areas of the tree with my Soft Suede marker to coordinate with the base of my card. Don’t you think it makes the tree more realistic looking? I love White Birch … I think it’s my favorite tree!

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I added a simple greeting (I think this one got past my purging of discontinued sets) and then added one of the new “Snowflake Elements” to add texture and continue the “woodland” feel of the card.

I didn’t want a lot of glimmer on this card, so I added just a touch with a rhinestone in the center of the wooden snowflake. You could easily add glitter to the branches to create a shimmery snow effect!

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What a simple way to make an impact (the WOW effect) on your card… just by coloring the embossed area.  Hope you enjoyed today’s technique tip!

Thank you for taking time to visit with me today.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ~

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Remembering the anniversary of 9-11-01. We will never forget.

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Halloween Scares & Savings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

On this beautiful Sunday I am going to share with you some Halloween card samples … and savings!  Now days we all have a tighter budget, so why not shop our Clearance Rack!

Today I will focus on the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper It’s priced at only $4.39 and one of my Halloween favorites… Now that’s something to scream about!

I love the Clearance rack, because it may be discontinued from the catalog, but it’s still available and discounted, some up to 80%!!

134925LOn my first card I teamed up the Witches Brew DSP with the Bootiful Occasions stamp set ….

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The second of my card samples really showcases the Witches Brew DSP … to view the original post CLICK HERE.

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Here is the cute little bat I created with the Witches Brew DSP in the background …

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Last by not least is the card that I teamed my favorite Halloween designer paper “Witches Brew” with one of my favorite techniques … CLICK HERE to view the original post.

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Oh well … one more!  Here is the cute sign I put up at the candy store.  I thought it was quite appropriate and downright cute!!  I’ll be using that sign again very soon at the Candyman on Main.

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OK … ONE MORE!!  This card is one sweet treat!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s collection of the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper card samples.  Don’t ever “Be Afraid” to check out all the frightfully awesome products in our CLEARANCE RACK.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Although the Witches Brew states $10.95 … the price at checkout will be $4.39

 

Fun, Friends & Free Stuff …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a great card to share with you that features the “Good Greetings” stamp set!  Great news…  From now until Oct. 31,  YOU will be able to earn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your stampin’ party or customer order reaches $300!  That’s in addition to the other exiting benefits!

That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from through Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

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Let’s get ready to party!  The only way to earn this exclusive stamp set is to host a party or place a qualifying order; the Good Greetings Stamp Set will not be offered for purchase and only lasts until October 31!

I am teaming up the “Fall Fest” stamp set from the Holiday catalog with the “Good Greetings” stamp set.  I shared a Fall Fest card with you as a sneak peek, but the catalog went live yesterday.  Click HERE to see that card share.

I used the “masking” technique to create the moon and cloud effect, using Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy.

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 The pumpkins were stamped with the Pumpkin Pie and topped off with the Old Olive marker.  The faces were done in StazOn.  I also sponged Pumpkin Pie on the pumpkins so the lines weren’t so obviously white.

My greeting was highlighted with the use of the Word Bubble Framelit dies… It’s a great stamp set!  I’d love to help you earn it 🙂

Stop back tomorrow, I will share a card featuring the “Good Greetings” stamp set and “Festival of Tree’s” stamp set from the Holiday catalog .

Thanks so much for visiting me…

Have an awesome day ~

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Here is a list of ingredients used to create the card (except the Hostess set: Good Greetings/ Listed above)  Click on any of the items for more details or begin shopping.

 

 

“Hello” to another Sneak Peak!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am sharing with you Eileen’s swap card from our Star’s group meeting on Friday.  It’s a sneak peek as this set is not available until Thursday!

Eileen used the “Four Feathers” Bundle (W-137629 / C – 137630) you can purchase the stamp set or framelits separately but a 15% savings sounds good to me!

Love the colors on this card… reminds me of a warm fall day!  Eileen used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  She used the “Arrows” textured folder to create the background.

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I love how Eileen used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch with the “Four Feathers” bundle to create the focal point of the card.  She topped off the tag with the Gold Metallic Bakers Twine.

Also highlighted on the tag is the new “Color me Autumn” Washi Tape … coming in the Holiday catalog.

Eileen used the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set to add a bit more color to the Crushed Curry feather … I think it turned out spectacular!

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It’s amazing that adding that little bit of color makes the feather really “pop”.

I appreciate the visit today.  I’m sure you’ve enjoyed Eileen’s card as much as I have.

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Hope you have a fabulous week ~

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Lovin’ what I do …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Man … I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!   If you read the blog yesterday you know I just met with my downline  (people I have recruited into my stampin’ family) and that I will be sharing those swaps with you.

Yesterday I spent the day finishing and packing up the Make & Takes for the Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party … Oh, I can’t wait for my stampers to arrive!  I’m so excited … we are going to have a blast!  I’ll post 🙂  It is amazing the lives you touch when you are in this business.

So today … I’m going to share the Make & Take I presented to the Star’s group…  A Masking Technique and a some stampin’ tips!

With summer coming to an end and fall right around the corner I wanted to share not only a new stamp set, but a something to really highlight it.

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Lets begin with the masking, I used two post it notes together (if you don’t have the longer ones) … make sure the “sticky” edges are to the inside where you will be sponging.

I began with Daffodil Delight and started 1/3 of the way down the area to be sponged, this way the darker area is where you begin and you work your way up so the top is lighter.  You can always add more color but you can’t take it back off.

The Pumpkin Pie – start 2/3 of the way down so as you move up, it’s lighter and will blend beautifully with the Daffodil.  The Blackberry bliss will start at the bottom and again, work your way up.  STAMPIN’ TIP: I do this technique of sponging in a circular motion because that helps blend it nicely too.

The stamp set is the “HOLIDAY HOME” (135095) from the Holiday Catalog.  It is a photopolymer set so yo won’t have to worry about those smaller images falling off the blocks … they stick so nicely and being clear, it’s a breeze to align!

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We stamped the tallest of the 3 houses in this set (there is also fun stuff for Christmas… very versatile) then we colored the house in to create a silhouette!  Don’t you just love it!  We left the windows alone so the color from our sponging would come through.

I just have to let you know that this stamp set has coordinating framelits (135857) and you can purchase it as a bundle (137631) too!  Catalog orders can begin AUG.28th in !!  Please let me know if you did not get your catalog.

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Thanks so much for the visit … be sure to check back daily as I will be posting more of the Star’s gathering swaps and pics and samples from my Appreciation Party!

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Have a super Sunday~

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Fabulous Friday … Glimmer Brads and so much more!

Hello my Stampin’ Friends!

How are you today!  I am simply fabulous … and totally excited to share this card and some fun stampin’ tips with you!  I know that I have been doing my “Fast -n-Furious” on Friday’s but the ideas for this card, just kept blooming ….

My idea was to show you a simple and pretty card showcasing the “Glimmer Brads” that are currently featured in our “Weekly Deals”.   Punch 3 flowers with the Petite flower punch and put a coordinating color brad into it.  That was my original idea.

Then I thought … oooh, wouldn’t it be pretty if I put some glimmer paper behind it?  Aaahh … then I thought, why don’t I dye the silver glimmer paper to match the cardstock and glimmer brads!  Hmmm … good idea!

Oh, but it didn’t stop there, I needed a ribbon!  I have 3 bolts of the silver ribbon from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog … so I’ll use that!  Hmmm… wonder if you can dye that too?  Answer … YES!  Yes, you can!

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So … what do you think?  Glitter lovers rejoice … all the shine without all the glitter mess.  I will take you step by step through the card and share how I created it.

You will need the Silver Glimmer paper and Silver Ribbon, along with the bottles of ink refills to coordinate with your cardstock, Sponge daubers and the Glimmer Brads.  If you do not want inky fingers … you may want so gloves too! LOL  (I’ll post ingredients at the end, as always)

To dye the Silver Glimmer paper, I dampened my sponge dauber with water … it really helps move the ink around.  It should be damp … not wet.  Put a few small drops of the ink onto the glimmer paper and begin to “daub” your paper.  You’ll be making the motion of a sewing machine … up and down with the dauber (You cannot slide the dauber across the glimmer paper) until the ink is spread evenly onto the paper.   You can always add more ink … either to your paper or to the dauber itself.

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Now that you have ink on your daubers, I gently brushed them on the ends of my punched flowers to create a bit more dimension.  I then used my bone folder to slightly curl up the edges of the flower.  I poked a hole in the center of my flower with my Paper Piercing tool and then inserted the coordinating glimmer brad.

To dye the silver ribbon … simply place your dauber over the ribbon, and pull the ribbon out from under the dauber.  The ink on the dauber will dye your ribbon.  Turn the ribbon over and repeat the process.  It looks best when dyed on both sides.

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Make sure you give the paper and the ribbon time to dry, otherwise you will get ink marks on your card base.  If you have the new Stampin’ Up! heat gun … you can use the low setting to help dry it.

I hope you are as excited as I am to play with these fabulous techniques.   I just can’t believe that I never thought of dying that silver ribbon before!!  You know me, I love to dye my ribbons.

Watch for more projects from me using these dying techniques!  Don’t be afraid to send me “your” creations (you can e-mail me a photo at:  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you so much for sharing your day with me!

Have a fabulous Friday!!

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JUST A NOTE: You will get the sale price when you purchase the Glimmer brads, even though it does not show here.  The “Express Yourself” stamp set that I used for my card share today is a “HOSTESS” set which you can get FREE with an order of $150 or more.

Please let me know if you have any questions:  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

 

Technique Tuesday: Wooden Elements

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

And H-E-L-L-O-O-O April!  I think spring is finally here 🙂

Yesterday I showed you the March Paper Pumpkin and how much fun I had creating different looks with the supplies they sent.  What I didn’t know was that Paper Pumpkin actually turned one yesterday!  And in true Stampin’ Up! fashion, they threw a party …

Paper Pumpkin Turns One!

Even more amazing is the incredible year Paper Pumpkin has had.

  • We’ve sent out 229,000 Paper Pumpkin projects (say that three times fast!) to our friends.
  • We’ve helped over 45,000 women bring out their creative sides—(and we know that they were just waiting to break out)!
  • We even had 13,000 take advantage of our Free Marker offer—ended yesterday!

Yep. Not bad for something that is only ONE-year old!

To celebrate, we held a birthday party at our Riverton Campus, complete with yummy cake, festive balloons, and even party hats.

I told you it was a fun company to be associated with!  Well hang in there because my 15th anniversary is next year, and in Stampin’ Up! fashion … I will be hosting parties, specials and more all year long.  Don’t worry, you will be invited to them all!

I also told you yesterday that I would show you some fabulous products that we have in our “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog that you could use to recreate the techniques I showed you.  We will be using the “Essentials Wooden Elements” and the “Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards”.

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On my “Life Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect” card … I used the “Direct to” technique in which we applied the Ink Pad directly to our wood element, the heart.  You can see I dragged the ink pad across the heart for a streaked look, as compared to yesterdays card when I fully inked up the wood greeting.

I teamed this card up with the Perfect Pennant Bundle, which includes the Perfect Pennant stamp set and the Banners Framelit Dies.

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Yesterday’s card I stamped a pattern onto the wood, today I actually stamped a greeting onto the wood element.  I also sponged the edges.

As you can see, the Wooden Elements are very versatile and you can use many techniques on these fun embellishments!

These two cards were also very quick and easy to create, with this combination of note cards, elements and the bundle … the possibilities are endless!

Here are the items that I used to create these cards…

I hope you were inspired to try out some of these fabulous products and / or the techniques I used on the Wooden Elements.

I thank you for dropping by today!

Have yourself a terrific Tuesday ~

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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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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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Technique Tuesday & Weekly Deals

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

So … How did you like the “Glitter Paper” technique yesterday?  So simple, and so pretty!  Well that brings me to my exciting announcement…  I am featuring a “technique” each Tuesday!  Yep, Technique Tuesday and it begins today with the wonderful “Chalkboard” technique!

I also have the weekly deals for you … and are they great!  I have them all, so look forward to seeing some projects made with a few of these items!

Today’s card share is simple to do, and looks so nostalgic with the Chalkboard Technique.  I have chosen “Another Great Year” stamp set as my featured set today.

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I have seen several ways to do this technique … here is my take on it.  Simply begin with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and wipe your embossing buddy across it.  This will help keep the stray embossing powder off your card and gives you the appearance as if you just wiped off a chalk board!  At least you don’t have to clean the erasers!  Ooops … showing my age again!

Next, ink up your desired image with the white CRAFT ink.  I like to flip my stamps so the rubber is up when inking … it gives you much more control and you can see how exactly where you are placing the ink.

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Stamp image onto black cardstock…. Sprinkle the White embossing powder over your inked area, tap off excess, and emboss with heat gun.

Now you can add some designs, or color in parts of the image with our fabulous “Stampin’ Chalk Marker”.  It was meant for this technique and is fun and easy to use.  Here I highlighted part of the banner and added a simple border around the card.

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You can use this technique alone as your focal point as I did today, or frame it with one of our beautiful designer series papers – that would really make it pop!  My technique clubs made Christmas cards using this technique, so feel free to experiment … and have fun.

The Chalkboard technique is really hot right now … just take a look around, you’ll be surprised  at how many different places you will find it.

Thanks for visiting me today ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

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 Another Great Year Stamp Set – CLEAR

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 Rhinestones

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Dress Form Pop’ N Cuts Item # 130100
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Discounted Price: $16.46
Circles #2 Originals Die Item # 114526
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3 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 122125
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Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127749
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Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123130
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Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die Item # 124587
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Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750
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Ahoy, Matey Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130078
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Thinkin’ Spring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Whew … didn’t think it would take me this long to get back to my computer today!  Sorry for the late post, too many chores last night.  Once I sat down … I was out for the count and woke up around 3:30 this morning!  We’ve all had those days, and now I’m back down in my stampin’ studio!

Today’s card is to inspire you to Think Spring!  I was happy to hear that our forecast of 5 to 8″ of snow has now turned into only 1 t0 3 inches!  I can deal with that.

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I chose the “Watercolor Wonder” designer series paper.  The design is the Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango watercolor sheet.  Those colors are so warming, and that is just what we need right now!

The designer paper is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ … that will leave a 1/4″ border when you adhere it to the Whisper White card.

The front of the card is also Whisper White and cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ … then emboss it using one of your favorite embossing folders and the Bigshot.  My apologies for grabbing the one that was from the Holiday catalog … let’s hope they put it back in the new 2014-15 Catalog!  It’s not on the Clearance Rack so let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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I used the cute little “Petite Petals” punch found on page 33 of the Occasions catalog.  Center your punch in the middle of your card front that you just embossed and punch.  Then punch out additional flowers on each side of the center flower.

Now … for the ribbon.  You may remember this technique from my February 22nd post (Faux Dipping) where I colored it with marks and spritzed it.  If not, your in luck because this time I took pictures to help explain how I did it.

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I began with the 3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Markers.  Just slide your “brush end” (it also has a writing end) across the ribbon, don’t be afraid to go darker.

Once your finished inking up your ribbon, place it on some paper towel.  The paper towel will absorb some of the ink, that is why it’s OK to go darker when coloring it.  Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with water and spritz over your ribbon… the more water you spritz on, the lighter your ribbon will become.  Set aside to dry.

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Tip:  You can the new Heat Tool to dry your ribbon because it actually has a low setting for drying!

I love this technique and it looks so nice with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  Give it a try… it really is quite easy and can add a stunning look to your card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Here is the list of ingredients I used today …

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 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper  / $10.95

133322

 Petite Petals Punch / $12.95

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 Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White / $6.95

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 Stampin’ Spritzer / $2.95 – Set of 2

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 Pearls Basic Jewels / $4.95

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Thank you.

Window to the World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you this fine Friday?  It’s warming up a bit and the sun is shining today, and you are ready this blog … so it’s a good day!  I’m glad you are here.

Today I want to share a card that I had made in one of my technique classes last year.  I don’t usually post items that were done in my clubs or classes … but, I’m having technical difficulties with my camera.  And – this is a really cool card!

There are actually 2 techniques used on this card, reverse spotlighting and stamping on window sheets ….

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Don’t you just love it!  We began by creating a “mask” with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  Once we had our mask, I chose to use the colors of a sunrise, something soft yet would pull your eye directly into the card.  Before pulling off the mask, we stamped the birds with “Basic Grey”.  I wanted you to see the image, but not over power the sunrise.

Next, we positioned the “Window Sheet” over the card and stamped the tree image onto it using Black StazOn.  It really pops … doesn’t it!  Using the window sheet gives the card a totally unique dimension.

The card is finished off with the beautiful “Daffodil Delight” Seam binding.  I love how easy the seam binding is to use, and the yellow completes the card.

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132073

$24.95

 Serene Silhouettes – WOOD

 127324

$17.95

 Serene Silhouettes – CLEAR

 114323

$4.95

 Window Sheets

 120906

$16.95

 2-1/2” Circle Punch

 101406

$7.95

 StazOn Ink Pad

 125583

$6.95

 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Thanks so much for stopping by …

Have an awesome day.

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