Stamping Tips & Techniques

Daisy Delight - Super Colorful and Fun

This card that I am sharing today was made with the Daisy Delight bundle. The bundle comes with the stamp set and the coordinating Daisy Punch. One thing that I want to mention is that only the stamp set is available right now. The Bundle and the Punch will be available on June 26th.

This is a great set to play around with. And it looks great in any color that you pair it with. I decided to go with melon mambo, calypso coral and lemon lime twist. I love bright colors, so this was so fun to create and it makes me happy to use all these super colorful inks and cardstocks.

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On this card, I used the Stampin white chalk marker to make stitched lines around the basic black cardstock. Makes it pop a little bit.

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Here's a close up of the detail- the black metallic thread and the new Clear Fauceted Gems. I also used the Brushstrokes background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I am a big fan of background stamps and I own every one that we carrry!

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This stamp set has so many darling images, I had to try to use them all. So, of course I added some fun stamping on the inside of the card. As you can see I used the basic black cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 as the base of the card and used the whisper white (10 1/2 x 4) as the actual card. Kind of a neat variation to the basic card.

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This one I used the basic black bakers twine instead of the black metallic thread, behind the flower image.

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Here's the whole fabulous bunch. The brighter the colors, the happier it makes me!

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Thanks for stopping by today.

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Daisy Punch
$18.00

Rooster Note from the Wood Words stamp set

The card I am sharing today is a simple Z fold card made with the Wood Words stamp set. I think this set should be called Farm Fresh, because its all the things that we would see on a farm, including a rooster!

I wanted the card to look very rustic and earthy. So, I used the colors, early espresso, crumb cake, cherry cobbler and whisper white.

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 The Z fold on this card is very simple and easy. I folded the card base (11" x 4 1/4") in half, then I simply folded the front flap of the card up to meet the fold on top.

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The Hardwood background stamp was used to give the card that rustic bark look. I also used the new Label Me Pretty stamp set along with the Pretty Label Punch to give this card an interesting element on the flap.

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A little bit of burlap ribbon adds to the perfect rustic farm look.

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I also used the Stitched Shapes framelits in the oval shape on the early espresso cardstock. This pulls the card together quite nicely.

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Got to love a card with a cherry cobbler rooster on it, for sure :)

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Big Shot
$110.00

It's Here!! The New Stampin' Up! Catalog debuts today!

It's such an exciting day in the stampin' world today. The release of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

Ordering starts at 2:00 PM EST today. So get your wish lists ready! I've got mine ready to go and I cannot wait to get more of the new stamps and amazing accessories in my hands.

In honor of the new catalog release, I have a special creative card to share with you today. The stamp set that I used is called "Crafting Forever."

This is the perfect set for me, and all of you stampers and crafters out there as well. I made this card using the Dutch Door Fold. If you missed the video on this fold, last month, I will attach it again, at the end of this post.

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I received this stamp set at the On Stage Event in April. All Stampin' Up! Leaders received this as a special gift. I actually made this card way back in April, so I'm very excited to share it today.

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I used watercolor paper and stamped the image in basic black archival ink. I colored it in with an aqua painter and squeezed the lids of the inkpads into the actual pad and used the ink that was deposited in the lid to color with. Check out the new Glitter Dots- they are gorgeous!

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The designer series paper is from the "Birthday Memories" 12 x 12 pack.

I think my new favorite "in color" is the Lemon Lime Twist, which I used here for the card, scallop oval and the color of the pot.

Here's a view of the Dutch Door Fold.

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And the inside...gotta love that sentiment :)

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As I mentioned, the video for this fold is attached below.

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 I hope you enjoyed this new crafty stamp set. Be sure to check out the video below to learn this cool and unique card fold.

Thanks for visiting today!

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Big Shot
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Sharing a Card and a Technique Video + Last Chance for Retired Products

I was given a beautiful card at the On Stage event in April. It was from a demonstrator who had watched my video on the Aqua Wash technique. Megan Herst had made her swap cards for the event using the aqua wash technique from my video and wanted to share her card with me. I will post the video below for those of you who may have missed it.

I was so pleasantly surprised by her thoughtfulness and her beautiful card. Here's is Megan's awesome card using the aqua wash technique.

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Megan also used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies as I did in my video. I love how Megan added a splash of gold embossing to match her gold foil dragonflies.

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For those of you who may have missed my video on the aqua wash technique, I will post it below. Scroll down past the product list and click to view.

Thanks again to Megan for thinking of me and presenting me with this fabulous, glimmery card.

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Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

 

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Special Bundle- Eastern Palace Suite

I'm having such a delightful time, using this amazingly versatile stamp set. I honestly can't believe how much I love this set.

I have a new fun card to share with you today. Inspiration came from my friend Karen Barber. I've used these colors before- and I think they really look great together. The new lemon lime twist is so yummy, I literally have been pairing it with so many of the Stampin Up exclusive colors. I feel like it goes with almost anything.

I did a lot of punching on this card. I punched the large stamped circles out as well as the "peek a boo" holes on the background of the card. I love how much dimension the punched circles add to this card.

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Sneak peek alert- Ombre' Glitter dots!

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Night of navy and lemon lime twist back together again for an encore. Are you wondering which stamp I used to stamp the large medallions? Well, I have something very cool to show you...My stampin' friend, Lyssa, shared this with us...

Here's the stamp I used. But, wait for it...

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I stamped it once like above, then I turned the stamp a bit and stamped it again, over top of the orginal image.

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And, viola! If that isn't the coolest thing ever, I don't know what is!

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I love how the medallions transformed into another spectacular image.

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I'm amazed how this set can be masculine or feminine- its everything all in one! Of course, always a little stamping on the inside too.

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This card makes me want to spin around and hop up and down. Its so spunky and fun. Right?

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And again..

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Don't miss out on getting this Special Bundle this month, because these special bundles and freebies won't be available next month! See the photos below- click on them to order.

Hope you enjoyed this sassy little card today. Thanks for stopping in!

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Creative Card Fold: Triple Fold Drop Down Card, Featuring the Garden in Bloom stamp set

Hello everyone! Today, I'm featuring a new card fold for you all to try. Its called the Triple Fold Drop Down Card.

Its really fun and pretty easy to create. I've used the Garden in Bloom, 2-step stamp set to design this unique card. The Garden in Bloom works great with this fold, because there is a nice variety of stamps in several different sizes. I used the stamps to stamp on each element of the drop down card.

Here's what it looks like from the front. Looks pretty normal, huh?

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But, then when you open it... voila!

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The colors I used are, peek a boo peach, calypso coral, pacific point, pear pizazz and early espresso inks. I have complete instructions on my You Tube video, attached at the end of this post. You'll find all the colors and measurements there as well.

Here's a close up of the two step stamping, which is simply, layering one stamp over another, in a different color to create dimension. Plus, I've added some tiny pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers. I love those tiny little pearls!

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It's so fun to create a unique and unexpected element to a card, especially when its a creative fold!

Here's a look at the card, both opened and closed:

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So, gather up your stamps, cardstock and inks, and give this unique fold a try!

I'm glad you stopped by today. I hope you learned something new.

Don't forget to watch the complete instructions on my video, below. If you enjoy it, please "like", comment, share or subscribe to my You Tube channel, if you wish.

Until the next time...

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