Layering Square Framelits

The Layering Square Framelits are going to make it very easy to add layers to our cards and projects!  Here is information on the sizes of Layering Squares Framelits.

I have labeled my Framelits by Letters according to the placement on the sheet they came on.  I have numbered the Framelits in each Lettered group starting with 1 as the largest and counting my way down to the smallest.  I also traced around the outside edge of each Framelit so I would know which was missing.  😉
Layering Square FramelitsA has 5 Scallop Square Framelits
B has 4 Straight Square Framelits
C has 5 Straight Square Framelits
D has 4 Scallop Square Frameilts + 1 Straight Square Framelit

BY MEASUREMENT
SCALLOP
*3” = A1
*2-3/4” = D1
*2-1/2” = A2
*2-1/4” = D2
*2” = A3
*1-3/4” = D3
*1-1/2” = A4
*1-1/4” = D4
*1” = A5

STRAIGHT
2-7/8” = C1
2-5/8” = B1
2-3/8” = C2
2-1/8” = B2
1-7/8” = C3
1-5/8” = B3
1-3/8” = C4
1-1/8” = B4
7/8” = C5
3/4″ = D5

I also made Templates and kept the die cuts to help me decide which Layering Square Framelits I want to use for a project.  I am storing the die cuts in a Translucent Envelope.
Layering Square Framelits Template ALayering Squares Framelits Template BLayering Squares Framelits Template CLayering Square Framelits Template DHave fun using different combinations of these Layering Square Framelits to add a variety of layers to your projects!

 

Let’s Celebrate Favor Box

This will be the favor box made with the Gift Bag Punch Board for my friend’s bridal shower.  You can put treats in it with out without a cellophane bag.  This bag is 3″ tall.  I have not decided if I want to clip or tie it closed yet.
Celebrate Favor BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration   Wood # 141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits  #141706
Punch: Blossom Builder #141469
Tools:  Gift Bag Punch Board  #135862
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card stock at 4-1/4″ x 10″.
2.  Make a Small Gift Bag.  Watch thie Video for detailed instructions.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with the desired size Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval just slightly larger than your sentiment Oval from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Layer together.  I attached the sentiment to the Bermuda Bay layer with Tombow.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the layers to the Gift Bag.
4.  Punch a small flower from the Blossom Builder Punch from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Attach with a Glue Dot or two.
5.  Fill with treats or a small gift for those attending the party.

Gift Bag Punch Board

Have fun using your Gift Bag Punch Board to make this cute Favor Bag.

Framelits vs Thinlits Part 2 – Thinlits

Thinlits have more details than Framelits which are a basic shape die cut.

This video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

Thinlits have several differences from Framelits.  Both have cut lines.  Some Thinlits also have score lines.  Most Thinlits have release holes on the flat metal to help you get the card stock out.  There are several types of Thinlits.

1.  Regular Thinlits have shape and some details, but are larger and the card stock comes out fairly easily.
Use Sandwich 1

2.  3D Thinlits both cut and score your card stock so you can fold and make a 3 dimensional container, shape, envelope, or bag.  You can use any of the basic Platform bases and 2 cutting pads/plates.
Use Sandwich 1.

3.  Word Thinlits cut out a single word with a thin line of card stock forming the cursive letters. Use any of the basic Platforms bases and 2 FLAT cutting pads/plates.  You can also use the Precision Base Plate with 1 cutting pad/plate. You might also need to use Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between your card stock and the Thinlit to help your card stock come out of the Thinlit die more easily.
Use either Sandwich 1 OR 2 with FLAT cutting pad(s)/plate(s).

4.  Interactive Thinlits which make an outside cut and an inside cut. PL Paper Clip Thinlits.
Use Sandwich 1.

5.  Detailed Thinlits cut fine lines with intricate designs and give the best results when used with the Precision Base Plate.
Use Sandwich 2.

Basic Platforms-Choose 1:
Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.
NEW Big Shot Platform with both pieces
Magnetic Platform

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit or Thinlit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit or Thinlit.

Sandwich 2:
  Choose a Basic Platform
Add the Precision Base Plate
Card Stock
(optional Parchment or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Thinlit
FLAT top Cutting pad/plate

~Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.  If desired, crank through the other way for better cutting results.  The more detailed Thinlits need this second time through to cut all the details.
~Use Big Shot Die Brush to remove the excess small card stock pieces from you die cut image.  You can also use a toothpick, a bone folder, or a paper piercing tool to help you remove the small excess card stock pieces.

DOWNLOAD a Chart Page 1 lists the basic qualities of each type of Framelit and Thinlit.  Page 2 lists all the Framelits & Thinlits in the 2016-2017 Catalog with the types of Thinlits and Framelits included in each set and which Sandwich to use.  Print and keep by your Big Shot.

Enjoy playing with your Thinlits!

Framelits vs. Thinlets: What is the difference? Part 1 – Framelits

This can be very confusing since both Thinlits and Framelits can be in the same set and the set is labeled as either Framelits or Thinlits.

Basically Framelits cut out a basic shape with no details.  Thinlits have more details and will be discussed on Wednesday.  Big Shot Sandwiches will come on Friday.

This Video is 2 minutes long

There are 3 types of Framelits.

Framelits have a flat metal frame with an open hole in the center which results in a solid die cut shape.  There are several types of Framelits.

  1. Layering Shapes Framelits allow you to use two or more of the Framelits to stamp and layer.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Shape Framelits coordinate with at least one stamp set so you don’t have to fussy cut the stamped images. Bundles last 1 catalog, then they are available separately.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Interactive Framelits. New this year is the Sliding Star Framelits which make Slider cards.
    Use Sandwich 1.

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:  Multipurpose, Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, OR Magnetic Platform.
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich through your Big Shot to get it started, then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit.

Have fun using your Framelits!

 

Quick Tip: Extending your Word Window Punch

Do you have a stamp that looks like it will be perfect for the Word Window Punch except it ends up being too long?  Watch this short video to help you solve this problem.

This Video is less than 2 minutes long!

SUPPLIES:
card stock cut at 3/8″ plus about 1″ longer than your sentiment
Word Window Punch #119857
Word Window Punch by Stampin' Up!

Happy Word Window Punching!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin Heart Thinlit Video

This video will help you use the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit quickly, easily, and get great results every time!

This video is just over 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Card Stock:
 I usually use a green because the Heart is leaves and you add the flowers.
Whisper White for the flowers
Ink:  Color of your choice
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140621 (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Shim:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock

Happy Thinlit Cutting!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin’ Heart Gift Bag

I have really enjoyed using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit and the coordinating stamp set, Bloomin’ Love.  This detailed Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit is quick and easy when you use the Big Shot Die Brush and your Bone Folder.
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Birthday Bouquet paper
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Perfectly Artistic paperSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Ink:  Rose Red/Lost Lagoon  (Choose ink to coordinate or contrast with your paper)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green/Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Bouquet (striped) #140557
Perfectly Artistic #141021  (Sale-a-Bration product FREE through February 15, 2016 with $50 purchase)
Big Shot:  Bloomin Heart Thinlit #140621 (see Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Tool:  Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the green you want to cut with your Heart Thinlit.
2.  Big Shot cutting sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform, Precision Base Plate, card stock, Thinlit with cutting side on card stock, FLAT cutting plate (this makes a huge difference!!).  Run through your Big Shot at least once, twice if it didn’t cut all the way.  If you can peel off around the Heart, then it cut all the way.  If not, just stick down and run through again making sure everything is lined up properly.
3.  Take your Thinlit and card stock and place them on the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad and firmly roll the Die Brush over the Heart Thinlit.  You can run the Dir Brush over both sides if you need to.    The goal is to get most of the excess card stock to separate from the rest of the card stock.  When you get an edge so it peels up you can peel up the rest.  If it is a little stubborn, you can slide your Bone Folder between the card stock and the Thinlit.  This should separate the piece that you want from all the little pieces you don’t want.
4.  Choose the ink color(s) for your Flowers.  I used the solid ones from the stamp set.  Pay attention to the little points on the stamps and put those so they face the same direction.  These will help you line up the Flower Thinlits tabs so you can get the Thinlit lined up with the stamped image more quickly.  You will need two large flowers and three small flowers.  Stamp and cut out with your Big Shot.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flowers and on the back of the Heart in the flower area.  Attach the Flowers to the Thinlit.
6.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.  Make a Large Gift Bag.  Watch This Video to show you how.  Just make your score lines on the “L”.  Punch holes on each line that is the side of the Back and Front.  Skip the center pleat lines.  Make sure and punch holes at both edges too.
7.  Now attach your Heart Thinlit.  You can hold a Clear E Block inside so you have a flat surface to press against while attaching your Heart.  If you think ahead, you can do this when your bag is flat.  The Bag Front has a pleated side on both sides.  You score the Bag Back first.
8.  Put in your treat or small gift now.
9.  If you punched accurately, you can pinch your sides together and see all the way through the holes.  This means you only have to thread your ribbon through holes on the left and then on the right (or reversed).  If you are not so lucky, pinch the front half of the side together and thread the ribbon through, then the back half of the same side and thread the ribbon through.  Repeat with the other side.
10.  Pull your ribbon tight and tie a bow.  Trim the ribbon ends.  You can add a tag if you want.  Your Bloon’ Heart Gift Bag is now ready to give to someone special.

Happy Heart Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Bag Punch Board Video

Do you have some smaller gifts to give this year?  Make your OWN small Gift Bag in just a few minutes using the Gift Bag Punch Board, some adhesive, and some ribbon or Baker’s Twine!  It takes less time to make your OWN Gift Bag than to watch this video!!

This video is 12 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Card Stock or Paper cut at 10″ long for a Small bag, 11″ long for a Medium Bag, and 12″ long for a Large Bag.  Cut the paper 1-1/4″ taller than you want the finished Bag height to be.  For example:  a 6″ tall piece of paper will make a Bag about 4-3/4″ high.
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine if desired

TIPS:
1.  Score along the 10″, 11″ or 12″ side of the paper at 1-1/4″ with either your Gift Bag Punch Board or other scoring device.
2.  Remember to Punch first, then Score.
~a. Start at the Start Line. Punch then score at the S, M, OR L  line depending on the length of your paper.  10″ long=Small.  11″ long=Medium.  12″ long=Large.  This will be the Back of your Gift Bag.
~b. Move your Score Line to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the side of your bag: Left side of Triangle, line down the Center of Triangle, Right side of Triangle, then the Side Line.  These 4 Score lines make the side of the Bag with the Pleat.
~c. Move the Side Score Line (the furthest to the Right) to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the S, M, OR L  line  to form the Front of your Bag.
~d.  Repeat Step 2b to make another Side and form the Tab for the adhesive.  Trim off the the flap part of the Tab.  Check the diagram on the Punch Board to made sure your project looks the same.
3.  Place adhesive on edge of Bottom Flaps:  Front facing up:  both Sides and Back flaps and side Tab. Turn over so the inside is facing up and put adhesive on the Front flap.  Fold in the sides first, then the Back, then the Front.  Use your Scoring Tool to press down the adhesive.
4.  Optional Ribbon Holes.  Punch the end, then each side of the Front and Back.  DO NOT punch the center lines of the Sides.

Happy Gift Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Big Shot Precision Base Plate Video

Have fun using the NEW Precision Base Plate with your Big Shot and detailed Thinlit dies!  This video shows how to use the Precision Base Plate with both card stock and Silver Foil Paper.  It also uses the Delicate Ornament Thinlits and the NEW Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Delicate Ornament Card

This video is  Just over 8-1/2 minutes long.  The actual demonstration is about 5 minutes.

TIPS:
1.  Big Shot Sandwich:  Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 and Tab 2 closed, Precision Base Plate with black side up, card stock, detailed Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate is used instead of the Bottom Cutting Plate.
2.  You only need to run card stock through one way.
3.  Move your Thinlits to a different spot each time to help preserve your Precision Base Plate.  Putting the Thinlit in the same spot each time can damage your Precision Base Plate.
4.  Start with a New Top Cutting Plate.  Rotate which side is the Top and Bottom each time.  I am thinking of labeling mine with Side A and Side B to help me remember.
5.  Use a Bone Folder to gently remove the cut outs you won’t need.  Flatten out your card stock with your Bone Folder after all pieces are removed.
6.  When using Foil Paper with your Big Shot, place either card stock or folded printer paper on top of the Foil Paper and Framelit or Thinlit to prevent Cutting Plate marks from transferring to your Foil.  Make sure the paper or card stock covers the ENTIRE piece of Foil Paper, otherwise you might get embossing from either the card stock, paper, or cutting plate.

CARD HINTS:
1.  Use the coordinating Detailed Ornament Framelit to cut a back for your Detailed Ornament.  Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add glue to the Detailed Ornament.  Line up the Framelit and Thinlit pieces at the Ornament top and attach pieces together.  Use your Bone Folder to rub the back of the Ornament so that both pieces are fully attached.  Add extra glue with the Glue Pen if necessary.
2.  Cut the Ornament Tops from Silver Foil Paper and attach with a half Dimensional.
3.  The Softly Falling Embossing Folder is used for the card front.

Have fun with your Detailed Thinlits and Precision Base Plate!
Nendy Kerr

2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Colors

I made up this Stampin’ Up! Colors Chart because I like to organize my colors from lightest to darkest.  I had my helper, Kiev, fill in all the squares.  I really do LOVE the Stampin’ Up! Colors!!  I am including a blank chart for you to print and fill in yourself or print my filled-in one to help you.  The one you download might not show totally accurate colors.
2-15-2016 Stampin' Up! Colors-Pinks & Reds, Black & grays, Blues, Greens
2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Colors -Yellows, Oranges, Purples, Browns

You will also notice that some colors are listed twice.  I had trouble deciding which color to list them under so I listed them in both places.  I think these are the only ones listed twice.
~Rich Razzleberry:  Pinks & Reds, Purples
~Tip Top Taupe:  Blacks & Grays, Browns
~Watermelon Wonder:  Pinks & Reds, Oranges

Print My Filled-In Color Chart.

Make your own Color Chart.
Print this Blank Chart on Whisper White card stock on both sides.  Fill in using the colors you have-card stock, Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads, and Stampin’ Write Markers.  Add others colors as you get them.

For Each Color:
~The first square for each color uses the Itty Bitty Accents Heart punch and card stock.
~The middle square uses the flower stamp from the Something for Baby stamp set and the ink pad.
~The last square uses the Marker to make some scribbles.
~By using all three-card stock, ink pad, and Marker-for each color you get a true picture of what the color looks like.  This also makes it easier to choose the colors for the project you are working on.

Happy Coloring!
Nendy Kerr

 

Photopolymer Stamp Storage

Do you get frustrated because your Photopolymer stamps slide around in their cases, or even worse, have you misplaced a sheet of stamps?  Here is a quick and easy solution!  Just add Glue Dots or Sticky Strip to the outside of the clear stamp sheet that has the black images printed on it and stick that to the inside of your Stamp Case.  Now your Stamp Sheets will stay in place.  I do leave the clear top sheet on top of the Photopolymer stamps.
Photopolymer Stamp StorageYou can add more Glue Dots if you want.  I usually add more Glue Dots or use Sticky Strip if the stamps are larger as the bottom sheet has more stress when you pull off the larger stamps.

Enjoy knowing your Photopolymer stamp sheets are in the case!  Now if I can just remember to put the stamps back right when I am finished using them.  😉

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies

Sneak Peek 2014This Gift Card Envelope is made from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits which will be available August 28th in the 2014 Holiday Catalog. It is pretty quick and easy to make – less than 10 minutes depending on how easily you can open the Brad tabs.  🙂
Gift Card Envelope

Video Time is almost 9 minutes

SUPPLIES:
Stamp:
 Just Sayin’  w#133200  c#133203  MDS#137118  Ca Bulle #134429
Ink:  Black StazOn
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight 6″ x 7-1/2 minimum
Calypso Coral scrap
Big Shot:  Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854 (Available in the 2014 Holiday Catalog-August 28, 2014)
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
9″ White Baker’s Twine #124262
Silver Mini Brads #122941
Paper Piercing Tool #126189

TIPS:
1.  Pierce your holes and add your mini brads and card stock embellishments BEFORE you close your envelope.  The hole on the lower flapshould be 1″ from the tip.  The hole on the upper flap should be about 1/2″ from the tip.  Put your fingernails under the brad top before you bend the tabs down so there will be enough room for your Baker’s Twine.
2.  You should also stamp the front (and elsewhere) if desired BEFORE you close your envelope.
3.  Add adhesive on the lower half of each side flap to the center top and on the lower flap side close to the fold.

Happy Gift Card Envelope Making!
Nendy Kerr

Adhesives 2: SNAIL and Fast Fuse Video

Today we learn about SNAIL and Fast Fuse double-sided adhesives.  They both roll on, have refills, and are inexpensive to use.  The Refills work out to about 1 cent per inch for both of them.  Fast Fuse is the stronger of the two and may become my double-sided adhesive of choice.
SNAIL and Fast Fuse Adhesives

Video about 7 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
SNAIL Adhesive # 104332
SNAIL Refill #104331
Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026
Fast Fuse Refill #129027

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Box Punch Board

Sneak Peek 2014These two boxes were each made using the Gift Box Punch Board (#135863) which will be available August 28th from the Holiday Catalog.  Each uses a 6″ x 6″ piece of card stock.  The Tempting Turquoise one uses the “S” Small Lines and follows the directions given on the Gift Box Punch Board.  The Always Artichoke one uses the “M” Medium Lines and is a cute accident.  The Always Artichoke Box does not use the Diagonal Lines and measures 2-5/8″ square and 1-1/16″ high..  I cut the one side of the triangle formed and glued it to the inside of the box.  The closure punch is included on the Punch Board.  You will have so much fun with the Gift Box Punch Board!
6x6 Gift Box Punch Board Boxes

Happy Box Making!
Nendy Kerr

Blendabilities for Beginners

Does using the NEW Blendabilities Alcohol Markers sound hard?  Or are you just intimidated because they have been compared to Copics which seem like it takes a long time to get them to look good?  This video shows you that you can use Blendabilities and get GREAT results the first time!  Choose a line-art stamp, your Memento Tuxedo Black ink, some Whisper White card stock, and your Blendabilities and let’s give this a try!  August 1, 2014 ALL 12 Color Assortments will be available for customers to purchase!

Video Time 18 minutes

BLENDABILITIES BASIC SUPPLIES:
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad #132708
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill #133456
Color Lifter #129369
Whisper White card stock is recommended for beginners
Line Art Stamp of your choice

BLENDABILITIES ASSORTMENTS GROUP 1-AVAILABLE NOW!
Cherry Cobbler #130995
Coastal Cabana #131000
Daffodil Delight #130998
Old Olive #130999 P
Pumpkin Pie #130997

Rich Razzleberry #131003
Skin Tone (6 Markers) #128370

BLENDABILITIES ASSORTMENTS GROUP 2-AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST!
Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smokey Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131001

Things to know about Blendabilities Alcohol Markers:
1.  Rectangular barrel keeps them where you put them.  No rolling away!
2.  Store flat to maintain even ink distributions and prolong the life of your Marker.
3.  Each Blendability comes with both a Fine tip and a Brush tip.
4.  Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
5.  Color coded caps with different sized cylinders inside to keep your Markers away from the air and to prevent drying out.  Place your marker on a flat surface to slide the cap on.  DO NOT force the tip in as you can damage it.
6.  Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers coordinate wonderfully with our card stock, and can be used with transparent Window Sheets.
7.  Colorfast which means they won’t fade!

Coloring Options:
~Protect your work surface by placing a sheet of paper undeneath the paper you will be coloring on as Blendabilities do bleed through the card stock!
~Stamp your image with the Memento ink pad and let it dry for 30 seconds or so to let it dry.
1.  Color just  how you normally do.
2.  Color from light to dark OR dark to light using small circular motions.
3.  Use the fine tip, the brush tip, or both tips.
4.  Color from the inside out, or around the edges and fill in the rest.
5.  Use a lighter hand for a watercolor effect.  Or keep layering on the color for a more vibrant color.
6.  Color a small area at a time, then put the cap back on so it won’t dry out.
7.  Experiment to find YOUR favorite Blendabilitis techniques!
8.  You can color on Rhinestones, Pearls, Buttons, and Heat Embossed images.  You Marker tips will wear out faster when coloring on these uneven surfaces.  You can also color on colored card stock, Window Sheets, Cello bags, and other papers.

Happy Blending!
Nendy Kerr

Refreshing Your Big Shot Cutting Pads-Video

Is your Big Shot Cutting Pad warped or discolored with card stock slivers?  I saw a video on Pinterest about cooking Cuttlebug cutting pads which flattened them out and cleaned the card stock pieces out of the cracks.  The first try didn’t work so well as it left my cutting pad milky white.  The second try worked a lot better, though I was not careful enough when removing it and the corner bent.  But it was still clear, flatter, and lots of card stock slivers came out as it cooled down!

Video is about 5 minutes

Here is the basic process:
~Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you are not sure how accurate your oven temperature is, get an oven thermometer.  I know my oven is about 50 degrees hotter than the number I set it to.  For the first try I set the temperature to just over 50 degrees less.  The second try I set it to 75 degrees less.
~Put a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet or other flat baking surface.  Lay your cutting plate on the flat foil.
~Gently cover the cutting plate with the rest of the foil so foil is on the top and bottom of the cutting pad.  Do NOT fold the foil tightly around the cutting plate as it will leave marks when cooking.
~Cover the cutting pad with a glass pan.  I used my glass casserole dish.  Just make sure the bottom is flat and the baking dish is heavy.  This will help flatten out your cutting pad.
~Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
~Immediately and carefully remove the cutting pad from the cookie sheet and foil and place somewhere flat (and cool) to cool off.  As it cools the card stock slivers will come off and leave a mess.  It was amazing how much card stock there was!  I would guess there was more than a quarter cup!
~Note:  On my first try I just took the cutting pad out of the oven and left it on the cookie sheet with the baking pan on top of it and let it cool for about 1 hour until it cooled down completely.  (Plus the phone was ringing off the hook during the time after I put it in the oven.)  So my guess is that it kept baking while I thought it was cooling down.  I think this is why it turned the milky color.

Happy Experimenting!
Nendy Kerr

Stampin’ Paper Trimmer

Watch this Video now!Today’s video is all about Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer.  All the basics and a few tips including Cleaning your Trimmer, locking, changing blades, sharpening blades, switching to the Rotary Cutter, changing Rotary Blades and samples of each Rotary Blade cut.

Stampin' Trimmer

11 minutes

SUPPLIES:
Stampin’ Trimmer #126889
Cutting Blades #126995
Scoring Blades #126996
Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat #131375
Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Arm Addition #129407
Straight Rotary Cutting Blade #128408
Perforated Rotary Cutting Blade #132788
Small Scallop Rotary Cutting Blade #129410
Tiny Wave Rotary Cutting Blade #129409

Happy Paper Trimming!
Nendy Kerr

Stamps-A Product Review Fideo

Today’s video compares the four types of Stamps that Stampin’ Up! offers:  Wood Mount Rubber, Clear Mount Rubber, Photopolymer (which I call Super-Clear), and Rotary.  You also learn my opinion on the advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons) of each type of stamps.  Basic mounting, stamping, and cleaning tips are also given.
Stamps Product Review

Time: 12 minutes

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr