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I made this card for my technique class this month and decided to make a video tutorial to go with it! It shows how to make that neat fold at the bottom of the card. The video is designed to show one that folds up to 4 inches across (portrait card) and I will do another video to show one that is for the 5 1/4 inch across (landscape card). I used the blooms and bliss designer series paper from Stampin Up. Isn’t it gorgeous!! This technique is so easy and I show you how to make the template in the video! So take a look!
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Today’s video is from Stampin UP, and it shows the new Popcorn Box which is so adorable! I thought of a million ideas to use them for when I saw this video! It makes a great gift for anyone and you can fill it with just about anything. If you are using designer paper to make it, you might want to cut an extra set of white pieces to glue to the designer paper just to make it more sturdy. If you would like to order the popcorn box or anything else from Stampin Up, just click on my shopping cart in the right sidebar! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I think I need to go make some popcorn now….my mouth is watering.
I don’t know if you all are in the middle of a heat wave like we are here in Virginia, but it is HOT, HOT , HOT outside. It is a good time to stay inside and stamp! I thought a little watercolor stamping might cool you off too. So, I found this video from Stampin Up that shows you how to do a quick and easy watercolor technique. Check it out!
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Here is a really easy card I just did in my technique classes last month. I got the idea from France Martin. She has a video that shows exactly how to make it. I am just going to give you the dimensions since I am not very good at doing videos.. It is super easy.
The card base is 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. Then the layers are
crumb cake-4×4, cherry cobbler- 3 3/4×3 3/4, white 3 1/2x 31/2, cherry cobbler embossed piece is 2 1/2×2 1/2,
Then you need 4 squares of designer paper each 1 1/4 . The 2 red ones I cut in half diagonally and lined up on the edges of the white piece. I used the Love Blossoms designer paper pack.
Have you seen the Botanical Blooms Bundle in the Occasions mini? Even if you have, you might not have noticed that it actually comes with 3 items instead of the usual 2. Normally you get the stamp set and matching framelits but in this bundle you also get the matching designer paper for an extra added value! That is a ton of stuff for about $50!
Stampin Up created a quick video to show several great ideas that you can do with this bundle so check it out.
I love the gift bag idea the best! What is your favorite? Don’t forget if you are receiving this in an email the video might not work so just go to my blog to view it….just click on the link….have a great day!
Plus, don’t forget, during the month of April, everyone local who places a $50 or more order will get a $5 Grab Bag for Free!! These bags are valued at approx $12-15. These bags are filled with hand stamped cards, designer paper, ribbon, and lots of other goodies! Some even have stamp sets! To place your order, just click on the shopping cart in the right sidebar! Thanks a bunch!
***If you are not local here in the Tidewater area, I will mail you a set of 4 free handstamped cards in place of the Grab Bag. You will love the cards too! It just costs too much to mail the whole bag of stuff.
I have to tell you about my new favorite product! It is the Wink of Stella brush in the Occasions mini. It is the coolest marker I have ever seen. It comes in clear and gold and can instantly add shimmer to your project and dries almost instantly. It is an alternative to glitter and without the mess too! Check out this quick video from Stampin Up to see what you can do with it. If you are getting this in an email and can’t see the video, click on the link to go to my website to view it. If you would like to order this or any other product, just click on the shopping cart in the right sidebar. Have a great day!
If you haven’t seen the new Fine Tip Glue Pen from Stampin Up, you are in for a real treat. You will wonder how you ever lived without it! It is so popular it is already on back order too but it is worth the wait! Here is a quick video from Stampin Up that shows what you can do with it. If the video is not in your email, just click on the link to go to my blog. To order this or any product from me, just click on the shopping cart in the right sidebar.
Anyone who orders at least $50 from me this month will get a free 4 pack of hand stamped Christmas cards from me as a thank you!!
Here is another card using the painter’s tape technique. This is so easy to do! Just grab a couple pieces of painter’s tape ( one for each color of ink). Press first piece into ink pad and press gently, lift up and transfer to your cardstock. Then move to the next piece. For this card, I used Marina mist and crumb cake and did each color twice. I also used the Wetlands stamp set.
Today I decided to go through all of my stamp sets and pull the ones that will be retiring next week, and my shelves are now almost EMPTY! I can’t believe how many of my favorite sets are going out. At least I still have my old faithful Lovely as a Tree set! Shelli promised us a few years ago that this set would never retire and I hope she is right. This is one of my all time favorites. I am actually on my second set because I wore out the first one.
This is another card that I did in one of my technique classes a couple of months ago. It is super easy peasy….just take a few strips of painters tape (one for each color ink pad)….then lay it across your ink pad, press gently to pick up the color, then lift it off, lay it on your cardstock, and gently press to release the color. Then move to the next color and repeat. Stamp your image on top when you finish.
This is a great technique that I love to do. It is so easy but makes a card look so awesome! All you need is a window sheet (like an overhead transparency). Stamp your image on your cardstock in a dark color . Then stamp the image again on the window sheet , flip it over and line it up with the original image on your cardstock and then gently rub the back of the window sheet so it transfers to your cardstock. Sponge over the center of the images where they overlap and voila, you are all set.« Previous Entries