Do you have trouble getting a good stamped image when using large stamps? Try this easy trick to get a perfect image every time! I am demonstrating this technique using the Tags & Tidings Bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog which has a large stamp and coordinating Framelit.
This Video is about 5-1/2 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Bundle: Tags & Tidings Photopolymer Bundle # Ink: Call Me Clover Markers: Real Red
TIPS: 1, Lay your stamp down with the stamp facing up. Lay your cardstock gently on top of the stamp holding it down with your fingers so it does not slide and smear the ink. Continue holding onto the cardstock while rubbing another stamp block over the cardstock where the stamp is. Put your fingers on the other side of the cardstock while rubbing the other half of your stamp and cardstock. Peel the cardstock of quickly, lifting straight it straight up so you don’t drag the cardstock over the stamp and add smears to your image. 2. When die-cutting your Tags & Tidings, line up the tags in two opposite corners such as the upper right corner and the lower left corner. Everything else will line up nicely then. Yes, there are parts that were stamped that don’t get cut out as part of the tag.
The Year-End Closeout is our chance for Stampin’ Up! to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. Remember: items are last-chance and limited-inventory, so place your order while supplies last!
PROMOTION DETAILS: ~Retiring Holiday Catalog Items are available while supplies last.
~ALL Bundles are retiring even if the stamp set and either Framelit or Punch will still be available.
~Some items are discounted 10% to 50%. These items usually sell out quickly.
~No minimum purchase required. You can just get the thing(s) you want.
~Surplus items from the Annual Catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional prices.
~Host sets can only be used for Stampin’ Rewards as part of a qualifying order.
~You may add discounted items to your Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up!
This Challenge is to use one of your favorite stamp sets so I chose the Star of Light stamp set. This is a #SimpleStamping card which uses one stamp set and two ink colors. Enjoy making one yourself. SUPPLIES: Stamps:Star of Light Photopolymer #142110 Inks: Crushed Curry
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler Adhesive: SNAIL
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. 3. Stamp your Star in Crushed Curry ink on your card front. 4. Lay your sentiment stamps where you want them on your card front with the flat side up. Put an E Block over them. Ink them up with Cherry Cobbler ink and stamp them where desired. 5. Attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.
I have been wanting to use my Delicate Lace Edgelits and thought they would look nice on a simple Christmas Card. This was a relatively quick card to make. Use your Big Shot Die Brush to help remove all the bits from the die cut lace. SUPPLIES: Stamps: Night in Bethlehem Rubber Wood-Mount #144809, Clear-Mount #145282 Ink: Garden Green Cardstock: Thick Whisper White
Real Red Big Shot:Delicate Lace Edgelits #147053 Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Adhesive: Tombow Glue
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut two Real Red Large Lace Edgelits. Line up the bottom flat edge with a piece of 4’1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Real Red cardstock. Run through your Big Shot. I ran it through 4 times: Two times forward and two times backward. Watch This Video for help cutting Detailed Thinlits and Edgelits. Use your Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little bits quickly. Attach Edgelits to your card front as shown with Tombow Glue. I just put Tombow along the bottom edge and on the solid center parts. 3. Stamp your sentiment in Garden Green ink in the center of your card front.
Your card is finished.
Would you like a Snowflake Embossed card front? Now you can by using the Blizzard Thinlit and the Big Shot Embossing Mats. It is pretty easy if you follow these instructions. The look you get is amazing!
BIG SHOT SANDWICH: 1. Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter REMOVED (OR Multipurpose Platform with 1-2 tabs open) 2. White Impressions Mat (Thick white mat from Embossing Mats kit) 3. Gray Silicone Mat (from Embossing Mats kit) If you want lightly embossed Snowflakes you can try using the Blue Silicone Mat 4. Cardstock 5. Die with cutting edge on cardstock 6. Normal Top Cutting Pad
The reason they call it a sandwich is because it is assembled like a sandwich.
The Big Shot Platform is the Plate.
The White Impressions Mat and Cutting Pad are the bread slices.
The Silicon Mat, Cardstock, and die are the meat, cheese, and lettuce. Sorry, no condiments included on this sandwich. 😉
Find other detailed dies to use with your Embossing Mats in My Online Store.
Christmas Lights always make me feel happy-especially colored Christmas Lights. I used the Making Christmas Bright Bundle which comes with a Punch, Use your favorite Christmas Lights colors for your version of this card. This card does take a little time.
I CASED this from the 2018 Holiday Catalog on Page 6. (CASE=Copy And Share Everything) You will notice that I changed a few things.
SUPPLIES: Bundle #149947: Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer stamp set + Christmas Bulb Builder Punch Stamps:Christmas Pines Photopolymer #142049 Inks: Shaded Spruce
Call Me Clover
Pacific Point Cardstock: Whisper White
Smoky Slate Adhesives: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. 3. Stamp your Pine Branches all over the card front with Call Me Clover ink. I stamped the corners first then stamped some partial branches in the white spots. 4.Light Bulbs. Stamp your Light Bulbs
~Real Red ink for the Light Bulbs with words
~3-4 Shaded Spruce Light Bulbs
~3-4 Pacific Point Light Bulbs
~Punch out the Light Bulbs.
~Punch the Light Bulb topper (Small part of Punch) from a 1/2″ strip of Smoky Slate.
~Attach the Light Bulb Toppers to the Light Bulbs with either Tombow Glue or a Glue Dot.
~Put two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Light Bulb.
~Lay out the Light Bulbs on your card front branches. Attach. 5. Attach your completed card front to your Real Red card base.
Your Card is finished. 6. Optional Envelope: Stamp either Branches or Light Bulbs on your envelope flap.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Call Me Clover card base at 501/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Granny Apple Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder. Attach to card base with Tombow Glue. I laid two E Stamp Blocks on top to help the glue attach the Corrugated card front to the card base. It just was not staying down by itself. I was not patient enough to hold it down with my hands. 3. Stamp your sentiment on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with Call Me Clover ink. Cut it out with an Oval Stitched Shape Framelit. 4. Cut out the largest Stitched Labels Framelit from Call Me Clover cardstock. 5. Layer the sentiment and the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach to card front with Tombow Glue. Again, lay the blocks over the top for a few minutes.
Your Card is finished.
Do you need some quick packaging for a small gift or treat? Add a Belly Band and some ribbon to a Mini Pizza Box. This is a food-safe box so you can even add a cookie or two up to 3-1/4″ diameter. The best thing is you get 8 Mini Pizza Boxes in the package!
TIPS: ~Cut Belly Band at 3″ x 11″ Finger Press as you wrap it around your Mini Pizza Box, then crease the folds with your Bone Folder. Attach Tear & Tape as shown in Video.
~If you want a center Belly Band on top of the 3″ Belly Band, cut it at 1-1/2″ x 11″. Wrap your 3″ Belly Band around your Pozza Box first, then attach the center Belly Band with SNAIL. Use your Bone Folder to crease the fold lines from the bottom belly band onto the center belly band. Attach as shown in the video.
Here is a picture of a Mini Pizza Box with a Center Belly Band.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp one of the Three Leaves with Pumpkin Pie in the upper right corner. 3. Cut your Whisper White label at 1-7/8″ x 2″. Stamp your sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink. Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Color the edges with the Gorgeous Grape Marker. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back. 4. Die Cut:
~Large Leaf from Gorgeous Grape cardstock
~Two Long Leaves from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
~Lay out your sentiment and your leaves on your Whisper White card front. Attach Leaves with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals lining up the edges and the rounded corner.
Your card is finished.
Happy Thanksgiving Week! I hope you are celebrating with Family and Friends. Remember to tell them you love and appreciate them. Kiev made this card with a current stamp set (Painted Harvest) and a sneak peek 2019 Occasions Catalog stamp set (Artfully Aware). #SimpleStamping cards use just stamps, ink, and paper and maybe punches.
~ Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White at 3/4″ x 2-5/8″
~Crushed Curry at 2-1/8″ x 2-7/8″ 2. Stamp your Flowers directly on your card base.
~Large Flower in Crushed Curry. Ink and stamp once in Crushed Curry. Ink again with Crushed Curry ink, rotate stamp 180 degrees and stamp again. Repeat so you will have several flowers on your card front.
~Small Flower in Crumb Cake ink lining up the center of the flower with the stamped image below. 3.Stamp your family image on Whisper White card stock with Soft Suede ink. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach to Crushed Curry cardstock. Decide where you want to put it on your card front. Attach with SNAIL.
Your Card is finished. 4.Optional Envelope: Stamp a flower on the front lower left corner and envelope flap.
What is Simply Shammy and what do you do with it? Simply Shammy is one of the Stamp Cleaning Tools from Stampin’ Up! You just use water to keep it moist and clean your stamps. Unlike other Stamp Cleaning products, it will not transfer color to your Photopolymer stamps. I love it! It is easy to use. You just have to remember to let it air out overnight every couple of days. Watch this video to see how easy it is to use.
TIPS: ~Ink will stain your Simply Shammy, but will not transfer to your stamps. If you ink up a stamp and clean it without stamping, the ink may transfer to other stamps or your fingers/hands.
~Clean with water every day at either the start of the day or the end of the day to help it stay moist and clean any thick ink residue from the Shammy.
~You can store your Simply Shammy in a Clear-Mount Stamp Case or a quart Ziplock Bag.
~Leave your Storage stamp case or Ziplock Bag open overnight to prevent mildew and funny smells.
~Your Shammy may get hard when you leave it to dry out. You can soften it up by running it under the tap, or put it in a container with water and let it soak for a bit.
OnStage in Orlando was really fun! I stayed with 6 women I had never met before and they were all really nice. We had fun hanging out together!
The weather in Orlando was warm and humid outside. Inside was cold and I only brought sandals so my toes were cold all day. I also took Lyft several times and even once by myself. This was a totally new experience for me. The drivers were all very nice.
I traded my 50 swaps in less than 30 minutes before the first session started. I received some wonderful cards and 3D items in return.
I was able to walk across the stage to celebrate 10 years of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I even had a photo with Sara Douglas, CEO of Stampin’ Up! Sara has straight hair. I have curly hair.
There was lots of business training which included working with different types of Stampers.
~Are you a beginning Stamper?
~Or do you have a few supplies, but are busy so you like quick and easy cards and projects?
~Or do you have lots of supplies and enjoy more complex cards and projects and craft at least several times a week?
There were Product Demonstrations using NEW products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. There are SO many wonderful NEW products coming!! You can start ordering them on December 5th if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or if you join my team then.
Starting December 5th you can order a Stamparatus Bag to hold your Stamparatus.
~You can order just the Stamparatus Bag for $29 #149695
~Order the Stamparatus AND the Bag for $78 #151961
If you join my Team between now and during Sale-a-bration you can choose to get a Craft & Carry Tote to carry your supplies when crafting away from home. Email me if you have questions or want more details.
These are the cards I used for my Swaps (Cards to Trade with others) at OnStage last week. They are all the same layout. They just use different Designer Series Papers (DSP) and coordinating cardstock. I pre-cut the cardstock and the 3″ x 4-1/4″ DSP. In just an hour my three friends cut the DSP diagonally and assembled the cards. I punched, then stamped the sentiments using my Stamparatus so I could stamp two sentiments at once with different colors of ink. We were surprised at how quickly the cards were finished. I will put the paper and ink information under each photo. Nature’s Poem DSP #146338, Powder Pink card base, Blackberry Bliss card front, and ink, Under the Mistletoe DSP #146921, Early Espresso card base, Shaded Spruce card front, and ink.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer #
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer # Cardstock and Designer Series Papers of your choice or as listed above
Coordinating ink of your choice or as listed above Punch: Everyday Label # Adhesives: Tombow Glue
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Papers.
~card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
~DSP layer at 3” X 4-1/4” Cut diagonally by lining up opposite corners with the cutting groove on your Paper Trimmer. 2. Attach your diagonally cut DSP to your card front trying to keep the borders of both DSP pieces so the card front borders are about the same. 3. Attach your card front to your card base. 4. Label.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in coordinating ink. Punch out with the Everyday Label Punch.
~Attach label with Stampin’ Dimensionals to your card front.
Your Card is finished.
TIPS: 1. Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with Water. 2. Only give 4-5 spritzes with your Stampin’ Spritzer. 3. Use a Stampin’ Spritzer rather than a normal spray bottle. The Spray Bottle will get the cardstock too wet making it curl as it drys. This will also make it harder lay flat when you attach it to your card.
Time for another Love Your Stamps Challenge. This one uses Kiev’s favorite stamp set-Beautiful You. Choose your favorite stamp set and make at least one card. SUPPLIES: Stamps: Beautiful You Rubber Wood-Mount #143004, Clear-Mount #143637 Ink: Memento Black
Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends:Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938 Darke Crumb Cake #144581 Cardstock: Thick Whisper White
Share What You Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) # Adhesive: SNAIL
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Stamp:
~your lady in Memento Black ink at the far right of your card base front.
~Celebrate in Shaded Spruce Ink
~Scribble stamp in Petal Pink ink 3. Color the hat with the Dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker.
~Color the dress with the Shaded Spruce Blends Markers. 4. Cut your DSP at 3″ x 4-1/4″. The 3″ edges go on the top and bottom. Pay attention to this when cutting paper that has a design that has an up and down. Attach to your card base.
~Cut your So Saffron at 3/8″ x 4-1/4″. Attach to your card front overlapping your DSP slightly.
Your Card is finished.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Stamp leaves in Calypso Coral ink on the card base front. I stamped the large leaf first, then filled in the empty spaces with the small leaf. 3. There are two ways you can do this.
~Stamp Many Blessings in Black ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp your large leaf in Cajun Craze ink. Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit.
~Cut out the Layering Circle Very Vanilla Circle first, then stamp the words in Memento Black ink and the large leaf in Cajun Craze ink. 4. Choose the Scallop Circle Framelit just larger than the Circle Framelit you used. Cut this from Cajun Craze cardstock. Layer the two circles together with SNAIL. Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
Do you want to make a small candy holder to either give to someone or to put on your holiday dinner table? Make this quick and easy Wrapped Candy Treat Holder with just a few supplies to wrap any dimensional candy.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Determine the size of the paper to cut. You can use scratch paper or grid paper to help determine the size of paper you need.
~Measure the widest part of your candy, the part you want on the bottom. In this case 1″.
~Place your candy about 1/4″ from the edge of your scrap paper. Roll: top, side, bottom, side, top. Add 1/4″. Cut. In this case 5″
~Cut your paper. In this case 1″ x 5″.
~Determine center measurement and width of candy part you want on the bottom. Candy is about 1″ wide. DSP is 5″. Half of 5″ is 2-1/2″. Since the candy is 1″ wide we want 1/2″ on each side of the center we will score at 2″ and 3″.
~Punch ends with Tag Topper Punch centering before punching.
~Attach your candy to the bottom with 2-3 Glue Dots.
~Cut about 5-6″ ribbon, fold in half. Put folded part through both punch holes, tighten up DSP ends, twist ribbon so it is standing up, and put both ends through the ribbon loop. Pull tight. Depending on how slippery your ribbon is, you can tie it if necessary. 2. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig Ink. Punch out. Attach to your candy holder with either Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals or Glue Dots.
Your Treat is ready to give away.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Put one half of your card base in the Basketweave embossing folder lining up the score-line so it will be embossed all the way to the score-line.
~Big Shot Sandwich: Big Shot Platform with Thin-Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least 1 Tab open), (Skip the bottom cutting plate), Embossing Folder with cardstock sticking out, Top Cutting Plate. Just make sure the sides of your embossing folder are lined up with the sides of your Platform. 2. Stamp your Pumpkins in Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. Color with the Blends Markers:
~Pumpkin Pie: Back and Front Pumpkins
~Cajun Craze: middle pumpkin behind the crate
~Soft Suede: Crate
~Shaded Spruce: Squash in the crate, Leaf.
~Daffodil Delight: Apple
Cut out with two Layering Circle Framelits layered together to cut out the colored image in a circle AND make a larger frame. 3. Pumpkin Pie Square is cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Stamp the corner images in Shaded Spruce ink in each corner. 4. DSP Rectangles.
~Striped Nature’s Poem rectangle is cut at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Dotted Under the Mistletoe rectangle is cut at 1″ x 3-3/4″. 5. Put it all together.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them. This is the order Kiev used:
Pumpkin Pie Square
~Use Tombow to attach the Square, Rectangles, and Circle Frame.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the stamped Circle
~Tie a Bow and attach it with Glue Dots.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut:
~Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Punch one cat from Basic Black cardstock with the Cat Punch.
~Punch one Daffodil Delight Circle for the Moon. Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink on your Moon. 2. Run your Night of Navy card front through the Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder.
~Shake your Shimmer Paint bottle well.
~Use just a teeny amount of White Shimmer Paint from inside the lid to paint the Tree Trunks and Branches.
~Paint the edge of your Cat, again using just a teeny amount of paint on your brush. Be careful not to smudge the paint. 3.Add two Rhinestones to the cat for eyes. 4. Lay out your Cat and Moon where you want them. Attach the Moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach the Cat with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use half Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Cat’s tail.
Your card is finished.
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