Stamping Techniques

Wild About You Pop Out Card!

Today I have the cutest card to share. 
Best of all it's a great pop-out card. 

I've never made a card with all the different pieces and folds because my thought was that it would be very difficult.  I was really was easy to make.  I used several Stampin' Blends to color the different animals from the A Little Wild Stamp Set. 

Check out my card.

Inside Banner Pop-Out Card-Out

Inside Banner Pop-Out Card-In

Product used to make this card:
A Little Wild Stamp Set (Wood-143671; Clear-144344)
Little Loves Framelits (143743)
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (146902)
Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045); Call me Clover (146969)
Momento Black Ink (132708)

Stampin' Blends:
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack (144603)
Crumb Cake (144601)
Pumpkin Pie (144599)
Smoky Slate (145058)

Dimensions on the card are as follows:

Outside Cover
Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4")
Call Me Clover layer - 5 1/4 x 4
Whit layer - 5 x 3 3/4
Designer Series Paper Strip - 1 1/2 x 5
I used the Layering Square Framlits for the bear and bee hive.

Pop-out strip - 1 x 8 1/2 (scored at 2 1/8, 4 1/4 and 6 3/8)
Cut four 2" squares in Call Me Clover Cardstock
Cut four 1 7/8" squares in Whisper White

All that is left is to stamp and color your images, stamp your sentiment and assemble.
(I cased this card from Dawn Griffith.)

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Stamp with a friend today.

Abstract Impressions Bundle!

Create a beautiful detailed die-cut butterfly, flower, or intricate flower cluster in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. The flower cluster can be placed in a corner of a project and some of the pieces can be cut out for smaller clusters.

There are 21 photopolymer stamps and 3 dies.  The three dies are gorgeous!

Check out this video using the Abstract Impressions Video.

The Abstract Impressions Bundle is part of the Garden Impressions Suite that includes the following items:

- Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack (146289)
- Garden Impressions Cardstock Pack (146325)
- Metallic Ribbon (146329)
- Blossoms Elements (146330)
You can see everything that is included in this suite on pages 128-130 in the Annual Catalog.

Here is a picture of the gorgeous paper, which is also included in the Designer Series Paper Sale.  The Designer Series Paper Sale is buy 3 get 1 FREE when you purchase during the month of July.

Garden Impressions DSP Stack

I've been playing around with this set and want to share a sample card I made using the Abstract Impressions Bundle along with the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack.

  Abstract Impressions-Tech

I hope you can see the floral background that was cut out using the framelits that are included in the bundle.

I spritzed the Shimmery White cardstock using one of the Stampin' Spritzers and then sponged some color to create the beautiful background.

If you attend my workshop in September, you will make this card doing this new technique.

Here are some of the supplies I used to make this card:

Abstract Impressions Bundle (148348)
Detailed Trio Punch (146320)
Stampin' Spritzers (126185)
Sponge Daubers (133773)
Cardstock:  Pacific Point (111350), Powder Pink (144244), Whisper White (100730)
Inks:  Pacific Point, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo

I hope you enjoyed the card I had for you today.

Stamp with a friend today!

Thank You Big Time!

The new Animal Expedition Suite on pages 26-27 in the Annual Catalog is going to be a big hit with kids (or anyone who is a kid at heart).

The Animal Outing Stamp Set is my new go-to stamp set.  I'm sure I will be using this set over and over for thank you, birthday, anniversary, and even baby cards. This stamp set is part of the Animal Outing Bundle (purchase together and save 10%).  

Here is the card I have to share with you today:

Animal Outing Card-2 6-18

Can you see the subtle brick wall in the background?  I used the brick pattern in the Pattern Party Decorative Masks along with the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats to create that subtle look.  With the new Embossing Mats, you can make your own embossing folder using any decorative mask or thinlit/framelit dies.

Here are the products I used to make this card:

  • Animal Outing Bundlet (Wood-148323; Clear-148324)
  • Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327)
  • Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103)
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)
  • Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine (146336)
  • Sponge Daubers (133773)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Cardstock:  White (100730); Balmy Blue (146982); Night of Navy (100867)
  • Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (145058)
  • Bermuda Bay Light Stampin' Blends (144580)
  • Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry Markers
  • Inks:  Black Momento Ink (132708); Night of Navy (147110)

I hope you enjoyed my 'Thank You BIG TIME' card.  If you want to make this card and need supplies, head over to my online store by clicking on the 'Shop' button.

Create your own craft projects and stamp with a friend today.



Monochrome is the New Black!

Here are three projects that are mostly monochromatic and created with a few of our favorite new colors:
Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Mango Melody. 

A fun way to show color’s impact on a project is to create a card that is mostly monochromatic and remake it with some of
your favorite new colors using the same design. You can see how
a simple color change can drive the story of a card in a new direction.

Monochrome Pic 6-18

Check out more of this technique on the Pinterest page
by clicking here.

Stamp with a friend today!


Graceful Glass Vellum!

Graceful Glass Suite!

Explore the stunning beauty of the Graceful Glass suite (on pages 164-165) in this video.

The Painted Glass Stamp Set (147458-Wood; 147461-Clear) features patterned vellum and gothic-style fonts, you can use
with different coloring tools to create completely unique looks.  The Graceful Glass Vellum is gorgeous when used on any stamped card or project.  Happy stamping!


Rooted in Nature Bundle!

On Monday, I shared a couple of cards I made using the Rooted In Nature Bundle along with a couple of colors from the Regals Color Collection.

Today, I have a video for you to see showcasing the Rooted In Nature Bundle.

This bundle has six great sentiments that can be used for all occasions. 
- To Thank You For All You Do
- Words Are Never Enough
- Be Strong   Be Happy   Be You
- Just For You
- You Are Wonderful
- Thinking of You

I can't wait to make a fall or masculine card with it.  Check out the Nature's Poem Product Suite on pages 142-143 in the new Annual Catalog.

Stamp with a friend today!

Petal Passion Bundle!

Recently, I mailed cards to several of my friends who needed to know that I was I'm thinking of them.

When I decided on a card to make, I immediately thought of the Petal Passion Suite of products because when stamped, they create a soft and subtle look. 
Here is the card I made with the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. 
I used the sentiment from the Weather Together Stamp Set...just because I liked the "wishing you brighter days!" sentiment.  It was exactly what I wanted to say.

Petal passion-brighter days card

I love the collage look and I made this card mixing a lot of different colors, stamp sets and dies.

First, I spritzed the card using one of our Stampin' Spritzers to give the card a softer look.   Spritzers are one of those cool tools that I forget that I have, but they create such a unique look.  The colors can be vibrant when you add several drops of refill ink or they can look softer when you use just a few drops of refill ink.

Once you add the amount of refill ink you want, fill the remaining Stampin' Spritzer bottle (3/4 full) with at least 70% by volume of alcohol. 

Next I spritzed a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock 2-3 times.  Then I took a marker in the same color and flicked the brush tip end to make speckles. 

Here is the product I used to make this card:

- Petal Palette Bundle (Wood-145973; Clear-145974)
- Birds & Blooms Thinlits (141477)
- Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751)
- Weather Together Stamp Set (141543)
- Cardstock:  Shimmery White (101910); Soft Sky (131203); Pink Pirouette (111351); Wild Wasabi (108641)
- Inks:  Wild Wasabi (126959); Bermuda Bay Refill (131156); Archival Black (140931)
- Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (144605)
- Stampin' Spritzers (126185)

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

Happy stamping!

Brusho Crystal Colour Samples!

Want to see Brusho Crystal Colour in Action?

If you watched the video on Brusho that I posted on my Facebook Page, you were able to see how much fun it is to play with this new product.  Now I want to share a couple of samples I made using it.

The first card uses Brusho Crystal Colour (144101) to make a Happy Birthday Card. I used both the Brilliant Red and Gamboge (Orange) to create the beautiful background. Then I stamped Happy Birthday on the background using Archival Black Ink.

Brusho-HB Card

The second card uses Yellow Brusho to create the background.  I stamped the butterfly from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set (Wood-145912; Clear-145915) for this bold and beautiful Celebrate card.  Then I cut out the butterfly and placed it on the sponged card base as shown.

Brusho-Butterfly Card

For more great stamping ideas, please check out my website here!

Thanks for joining me today.


Amazing You times Four!


Yes you are seeing this correctly...this is the new Stamparatus!

Why am I showing you this new tool now?  So you can see how I used it to make an AMAZING card.  Just by moving the plate down a notch each time and with a different color ink, it created this amazing look on the card.  I started with the lightest ink first...Powder Pink and then went to Melon Mambo, Berry Burst and finally, Rich Razzleberry. 

With the Stamparatus, if your image does not stamp solid the first time, all you have to do is re-ink the image and the tool places the image exactly in the same spot.

Amazing x 3 Card

The Amazing You Stamp Set is a new Sale-a-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 order.  The Celebrate You Thinlits is also in the new Sale-a-Bration Brochure and is FREE with a $100 order.

Contact me today if you do not have a demonstrator and would like to get a catalog.  If you were not able to reserve your Stamparatus, you are in luck.  The Stamparatus will be available in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  You are going to love it!

Here is the product I used to make this card:

- Amazing You Stamp Set (SAB) (Wood-147212; Clear-147215)
- Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (SAB) (146840)
- Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (144131)
- Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
- Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
- Rhinestones (144220)
- Inks: Powder Pink (144084); Melon Mambo (126948); Berry Burst (144083); Rich Razzleberry (126950)

 I hope you enjoy the card today as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Happy stamping.

The Stamparatus is here!

Psst...I have GREAT news for you!!
The Stamparatus is finally here!

I had to keep this a secret for a long time...whew!  But the wait is finally over and you can order this incredible, one-of-a-kind stamping tool.  Once you've used the new Stamparatus, you won't be able to live without it!

Stamparatus 2The Stamparatus has two acryllic plates that can be flipped around to create four working surfaces.  The plates are moveable and can be used with both red rubber and photopolymer stamp sets. 

Stamparatus 3There will also be two strong magnets with a cubby that will hold both magnets on the back. (shown above)

Stamparatus 4The hinges are designed so you can move the plates down to create different looks.  Stampin' Up! has thought of everything!!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and re-stamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price is $49.00

Want to get your hands on your very own STAMPARATUS?

Stampin' Up! is doing something can RESERVE your Stamparatus beginning on November 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.  (The ordering period is November 16-30, 2017, but they will sell out fast.) 

If you order early, you will be among the first to receive it on approximately February 1, 2018!  (This will ensure there are no back orders!)

This is going to be one hot selling item!  They introduced this new tool at the Stampin' Up! National Convention and people went CRAZY!!!!  There is a limited number available and you want to make sure to order as early in the day as you can!  I am sure they will SELL OUT FAST!

Totally new and just follow these steps!
 (You will NOT be charged until it ships!)

If you don't already have an online account with me, click on the 'SHOP' button to the above right on this page as you will have to set that up FIRST.

Once you arrive at my website, here is how to reserve your Stamparatus:
Click on the RESERVE tab, then follow the four steps below.

Step 1:
Enter your credit card information.

Step 2:
Enter your order quantity and click reserve.

Step 3:
If you want to cancel, click cancel and your reservation(s) will be removed from the system.

Step 4:
A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.

If the reservation window is closed, you will see the following message.  "THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO AVAILABLE PRODUCTS TO RESERVE."

I am so excited to get my hands on this awesome new stamping tool! If you have any questions about the STAMPARATUS or how to reserve it--PLEASE CONTACT ME!  

If you miss out on ordering during this order period (November 16th through the 30th) don't fret.  There will be two additional order periods to get your hands on this new tool.

If you do not order during this first order period (November 16-30, 2017), there will be two additional order periods where you will be able to order the Stamparatus.

December 5-30, 2017 to be shipped on approximately March 19, 2018 OR on January 15-30, 2018 to be shipped on approximately April 15, 2018.

I know a lot of my customers were able to try this new tool out and can't wait to get their hands on this great new stamp positioning tool.

If you want to order this product, click on the 'SHOP' button at the top that will take you to my online store. 

Please use the following HOST Code when ordering:  CXV9DCKE

Again, you will need to have an account set up first.  There should be a 'RESERVE' tab to click on and will walk you through the ordering process as I talked about above.

Happy stamping!