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”.


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.


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 ~


You Make Me Happy …

Hello My Stampin’ Friends,

How are you on this fine day?  I hope you doing well.

Last night I had one of my Stampin’ Technique Club meetings and we had a blast.  Lot’s of silliness and laughter, it was at times hard to stamp!  We blamed it on the full moon.

Today’s card share goes out to all my Stampin’ Friends … because you make me so happy! I really love my job as a demonstrator!

The card is cute and simple, and is a snap to make.

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I paired up the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and Banners Framelit Dies.  Now add that to the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards and making this card is easy-peasy!

I picked the “polka-dot” card … there are 5 designs to choose from, because it just looked fun!  Who doesn’t love Polka-Dots?

I began by stamping my greeting in Smokey Slate and cut it out with the Banner Framelit.  Then I added another banner in Tangerine Tango – I chose the tangerine because it coordinates with the color on the card, and it draws the eye right to the greeting.

I simply finished off my card by adding a sweet bow with the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.

The Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards also come with envelopes, so you are ready to send out your card.

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Thank you for stopping by today …

Hope your day is filled with “happy”.


Here is the ingredient list for the card.  Be sure to keep scrolling down so you can see the weekly deals.






 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Banners Framelit Die



 Pennants & Banners BUNDLE / Wood



 Pennants & Banners BUNDLE / Clear



 Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards



Whisper White 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon

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