October 30, 2013

Markering Technique Video


Brights Stampin' Write MarkersIn this video, Stampin' Up!'s Emily Montoya demonstrates different techniques using Stampin' Write Markers.  Using Stampin' Write Markers is also a very affordable way to add to your color collections!  Individual color markers can be purchased in most colors.  Also available in color collections. 

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October 26, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

This birthday card is just perfect for any guy.  It's rugged, simple and get's straight to the point! Happy Birthday! To give it the rugged weathered look, I paired my all time favorite color card stock Island Indigo with some Soft Suede Core'dinations Paper, which I distressed with both the Stampin' Sanding Block and the Stampin' Distress Tool.  To accent the card, I used some paper from the Soho Subway collection, which coordinates nicely with both the Island Indigo and the Soft Suede Core'dinations Paper.  The Blue Ribbon stamp set is just perfect to wish this special guy a happy birthday.
masculine birthday card


Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Supplies
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Soft Suede Core'dinations (129956), Summer Starfruit (126839), Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140).
Stamps: Blue Ribbon (c - 125981, w - 131964)
Ink: Island Indigo (126986)
Tools: Big Shot (113439),  Envelope Liners (132172), 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder (123128)
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Medium Envelopes (107300)
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CLICK HERE for video tutorial to create envelope liners for your handcrafted cards just like the one above!
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October 24, 2013

Let Him Know Just How AMAZING He Is

Masculine Birthday Card
It was my husband's birthday recently and when I was making his card, I was looking for just the right birthday message.  So, I searched through all my stamp sets and when I got to the You're Amazing stamp set, I knew I found just the right message.  It's important to wish someone a happy birthday but it's also important to let them know just how you feel about them.  He is an amazing guy!  Tip: to make the "You're Amazing" stamped image really pop, I used clear embossing powder along with the Bermuda Bay ink.

You're Amazing Stamp Set
You're Amazing Stamp Set
Stampin Supplies:
Paper: Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145), Summer Starfruit (126839), Gumball Green (126840), Very Vanilla (101650) and Bermuda Bay (131197) card stocks
Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171)
Stamp Set: You're Amazing (w - 132103, c - 126722)
Tools and Accessories: Clear embossing powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053)


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October 22, 2013

25% OFF 25 STAMP SETS NOW!



Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th birthday!
Now thru Oct. 28th you can save 25% on 25 stamp sets

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list of 25 stamp sets
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October 19, 2013

It's Sweater Weather

Autumn note holder and note pad
Bring a little Autumn inside with this note holder and matching note pad.  Stampin' Up!'s Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper has all the beautiful colors of fall and works nicely with the Autumn Accents BigZ and the Woograin Embossing Folder to make the note holder.  Tip: Since the large leaf is cut from core'dinations paper,  just sand it a bit with the Stampin' Sanding Block to give it a weathered look.
autumn note holder closeup


Autumn Accents BigZ
Autumn Accents BigZ
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Sweather Weather Designer Series paper
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper


Stampin Supplies:
Paper: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (132184), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Old Olive (100702) card stocks, Neutrals Core'dinations card stock (129956)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Stamp Set: Harvest of Thanks (c- 131739, w- 131736)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Autumn Accents BigZ (127812), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Stampin' Sanding Block (129367)
Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine (123124), Designer Very Vintage Buttons (129327)
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October 16, 2013

Stampin' Spritzer Technique Video

Watch as Stampin' Up!'s Brian Pilling demonstrates how to use the Stampin' Spritzer to add interest to any project.  In this video Brian highlights the card on page 101 of the Annual Catalog that's stamped using The Open Sea stamp set.


Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea (w - 128454, c - 123032), Delightful Dozen (w - 128547, c - 122652)
Big Shot (113439)
Label Collection Framelits (125598)
Stampin' Spritzer (126185)
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake (120953), Crushed Curry (131191), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650)
Inks: Basic Black (126980), Crumb Cake (126975)
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082)
Basic Black Ink Refill (109121)
Antique Brads (117273)
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October 12, 2013

Shimmery Wedding Card

Wedding Card
I made this wedding card for very dear friends of mine who were recently married.  The softness of the Smoky Slate card stock works well with the Shimmery White card stockThe Silver Foil Paper and the Silver Embossing Power also add shimmer to the card.  To embellished the card I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder along with some Whisper White Organza ribbon.  I created the flowers using Shimmery White card stock and the Boho Blossoms Punch.

How to Create the Flowers:
  1. Punch five layers of flowers using the Boho Blossoms Punch.
  2. Stack all five layers together and piercing a hole in the center using a Paper-Piercing Tool.
  3. Separate each layer and spritz with water (to make damp) using a Stampin' Spritzer.
  4. While still wet, re-stack all five layers, alternating layers, and attach together using a Silver Mini-Brad.
  5. Beginning with the top flower, scrunch the flower up and away from the remaining layers.
  6. Do the same with the remaining layers one layer at a time.
  7. Once all layers have been scrunched together, separate each layer just a bit to form flower.
  8. Let flower dry.
Stampin' Supplies
Paper: Smoky Slate card stock (126457), Shimmery White card stock (101910), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Stamps: Sweet Essentials (c - 126457, w - 132085)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858)
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), Silver Mini-Brads (122941)

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October 9, 2013

Be Ready When the Goblins Come to Your Door!

Halloween Treat Bags
Halloween is right around the corner so it's time to create your treats or get ready to be tricked!  The new Tag a Bag Gift Bags are perfect for creating Halloween treat bags.  You can use them as they come (flat bag pictured on left) or scored, cut and folded to create a standing bag (bag pictured on right). Tip: Watch this video to learn how to make the standing bag.


Halloween Bash Stamp Set
Halloween Bash Stamp Set

Tags 4 You Stamp Set
Tags 4 You Stamp Set
Stampin Supplies:
Paper: Whisper White card stock (100730)
Ink: Black StazOn (101406), Pumpkin Pie (126945)
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You (c - 131823, w - 131820), Halloween Bash (c - 130580, w - 130577)
Tools: Label Bracket Punch (132154), large oval punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Decorative label Punch (120907)
Accessories: Tag a Bag Gift Bags (131370), Witches Brew Washi Tape (132156), Orange Stampin' Glitter (132206), Black 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon (119261), White Baker's Twine (124262)
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October 6, 2013

It's So Spooky...

Fall has officially arrived and Halloween is only weeks away!  Get a jump start on your decorating with the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit.  This accessory kit provides all the accents for a Halloween banner you create using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit.
Spooky Halloween Banner
S pennant
P pennant
O Pennant
O Pennant
K pennant
Y pennant
Watch this video to learn how to build your Halloween banner using both the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and the Halloween Banner Accessory kitTip: I found it easiest to apply the ink to each pennant using the sponge dauber and the ink pad rather than using the spritzer.

Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit

Halloween Banner Accessory Kit
Halloween Banner Accessory Kit
Stampin' Supplies
  • Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507)
  • Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132698)
  • Inks: Summer Starfruit (126991), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Jet Black StazOn (101406)
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October 4, 2013

Make Someone Feel Good :)

Laughter Card
So, I think I'm kind of hooked on the Feel Goods stamp.  This is the third card I've made recently using this stamp set.  I mean, "who wouldn't want to feel good!"   Here's the first card and here's the second card.  All three cards can be used for a variety of occasions.
Feel Goods Stamp Set
Feel Goods Stamp Set
Stampin Supplies:
Paper: Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131), Whisper White (100730), Coastal Cabana (131297), Smoky Slate (131202) and Crushed Curry (131199) card stocks
Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175)
Stamp Set: Feel Goods (c - 129684, w - 131916)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172)
Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Medium Envelope (107300)

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CLICK HERE for video tutorial on how to create envelope liners for your handcrafted cards.