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Just Released New Online Classes by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Basics

Our new online stamping class is now available!  Learn innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success.   No matter if you are new to stamping or seasoned you will be inspired.   Divided into six sections with variety of topics, this class includes 7 videos, PDF Files, supply lists and samples for 30+ projects.

Purchase your online class today for only $14.95 (item 133385) it's a great value for anyone.

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Download Wish List -Oh, Hello with Stamp-a-ma-jig

I could hardly wait till today to get my online class delivered right to my computer.  One of the first video's I watched was about the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I had just used it yesterday to stamp this card.  While I don't use it all the time, there are those projects that would be impossible to complete without it. It helped me to line up the arrow like design on the right hand side easily.  It's an awesome little tool! 

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 Stamp-A-Ma-Jig by Stampin' Up!


 PC Instructions

The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

 

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Week 4 Penny Spinner Card Technique How To

See and learn how to make this fun Penny Spinner Birthday Card, Technique How To video.  And don't forget you can print out your FREE Technique Booklet Page.

  

 

Hope you get a chance to make your own Penny Spinner card!

Print out your very own Wish List with all the products used in this card.

Download Penny Spinner Card Wish List

Patterned occasions stamp set

The Patterned Occasions Stamp Set is one of the fabulous Sale-a-brations Products.  

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Creativity and Confidence Do You Have It?

Each week I look forward to the creative days in my Stampin' Up! business.  While each day holds a little creativity there are several days in the week that are filled with just stamping and playing with my "stuff". I mentioned in this past week, in the Soda Pop Top video, I am much more of a CASER (copy & share everything) than a creator.  When it comes to posting here I do need to be original, so I head off to a challenge (like Mojo Monday) with a Card Sketch, it is like magic.   I study the card and then I am off to the stamping desk and ideas start to flow.  

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Once my creation is finished I feel an overwhelming sense of WOW I made that... well okay not always. when I finished this card, I don't feel this card was post worthy.   So I sat it up on the shelf with several others which I thought were better and when Tom came home he said I really like this one with the circles.  That was all it took to make me feel confidant to post the card.  Many people have a lack of confidence when it come to their own work, me included!  There is a great article called Reclaim your Creative Confidence which states "Creativity is something you practice, not just a talent you’re born with.  The process may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but... read more.  

I encourage each of you to take time this week, schedule it in if you have to, and head off to your stamping spot and create something.  Would love to have you share in the comments if you did, how it felt and what you love most about your project or card.

Download Wish List -For Circles Birthday Card


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Soda Pop Top Stamping Embellishment

Yesterday in my video I promised I would come back today and share with you the Soda Pop Top Embellishment.  I love making the twisted cards and I have run out of Pop Tops so will have to be ordering soon myself. 

 

List of Supplies:

Stamp Sets:
Vintage Verses Sale-a-bration (Clear 129636)  (Wood 129633)
Everything Eleanor 124164 Clear 124162 Wood

Paper:
Midnight Muse 126843
Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
Gumball Green 126840
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack 129312

Ink:
Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pad 126860
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad 126975

Other:
Stampin Trimmer 126889
2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch 118874
Circle #2 Originals Die 114526
Clear Block D 118485
Designer Builder Brads 129329
Soda Pop Tops 129388
1” Circle Punch 119868
Punch Pack 118309
Crystal Effects 101055

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All supplies available at my online store!

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Week 3 Fun Fold Twisted Card Technique How To

See and learn how to make this fun twisted card in todays Technique How To video.  And don't forget you can print out your FREE Technique Booklet Page.

 

SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets:

Vintage Verses Sale-a-bration (Clear 129636)  (Wood 129633)
Everything Eleanor 124164 Clear 124162 Wood

Paper:

  • Midnight Muse 126843
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
  • Gumball Green 126840
  • Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack 129312

Ink:

  • Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pad 126860
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad 126975

Other:

  • Stampin Trimmer 126889
  • 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch 118874
  • Circle #2 Originals Die 114526
  • Clear Block D 118485
  • Designer Builder Brads 129329
  • Soda Pop Tops 129388
  • 1” Circle Punch 119868
  • Punch Pack 118309
  • Crystal Effects 101055

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Home Made Card Idea Using Vintage Verses

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Bold Tangerine Tango is a wonderful compliment to the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper used to create this card with Vintage Verses.  After stamping the perfect sentiment for the perfect friend, I cut it out with The Big Shot, using the Label Collection Framelits.

Pop Top Embellishment
I also used The Big Shot to roll the edges of the Pop Top to make an awesome little embellishment for this card.  Punched out a piece of Sycamore Designer Paper with the 1/2" circle punch and then topped it off with a butterfly cut out of Pool Party cardstock using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. 

Vintage Verses Stamp Set
The Vintage Verses Sale-a-bration Stamp Set is the featuring stamp set for this card. 

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SUPPLIES

Stamp Set

  • Vintage Verses (129636)  Clear  (129633) Wood 

Cardstock

  • 100730 Whisper White
  • 122924 Pool Party
  • 111349 Tangerine Tango
  • 127540 Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper

Ink

  • 126986 Island Indigo

Other

  • 129388 Pop Top
  • 119869 1/2 Circle Punch
  • 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • 125595 Finishing Touches Edglits
  • 125598 Label Collection Framlits
  • 113439 The Big Shot
  • 130812 Tangerine Tango Sycamore Street Satin Ribbon
  • 119246 Jewels Rhinestones

Stamping Tip:  How to run the Pop Top through your big shot.
Place the pop top face down or face up (I haven't found it makes a difference) on one of your cutting pads, place the other cutting pad on top to create your sandwich.  Run through the big shot with NO tabs.  It's like magic.  

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Hand Stamped Card, Want to Celebrate?

Feeling Sentimental Stampin up

When I first opened up the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Flyer this set was not on the top of my have to have list.  Like many women I believe it is okay to change your mind and that is just what I have done.  I will be so sad to say good bye at the end of March when this set will no longer be available.  

Feeling Sentimental Farris Wheel
Supplies Used:

Stamp Set

  • Feeling Sentimental 129627 (wood mount), 129630 (clear Mount)

Paper

  • 120953 Crumb Cake (5 1/2" x 8 1/2)
  • 130666 Tea For Two Designer Series Paper (4" x 5 1/4" & 2- 3/4" x 1 1/2")
  • 101650 Very Vanilla (2 1/2" X 3 1/4" & 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" )
  • 119682 Marina Mist (2 3/4" x 3 1/2")

 

Ink  

  • 126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 122934 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad 

Other

  • 104430 Dimensionals
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive

If you missed my How To video on Repetitive Stamping be sure and check it out.  I used the penny-farthing from this set to give motion to a stamped image.  I hope you get a chance to stamp with this amazing set.  

Love to have you check out my online store for all your paper crafting supplies!

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Create a Card with Fun Bright Colors

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Sale-a-brate with some fun bright colors using the Sycamore Designer Series Paper one of the Sale-a-bration Free Products.  It coordinates with Stampin' Up! colors

  • Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

I keep punching out butterflies hoping spring will arrive early in Minnesota.  What did we every do before The Big Shot, glue dots and Jewel Rhinestones.  It is difficult to make a handmade card without adding some texture, cutting out a shape or adding some bling! 

Here are the Stampin' Up! paper crafting supplies you will need to make this bright and cheerful card.

Sale-a-brations is a great time of year to Host, Shop or Join the Definitely Diva & Dudes Stamping Community.   I joined Stampin' Up! over 14 years ago.  My life has been enriched, blessed and the rewards have been amazing.  I still love to see the look on someones face when they have created their first card or the email/comment filled with joy and excitement, from someone thanking me for inspiring them.  That is the main reason I do what I do, hopefully enriching someones life the way they have enriched mine.  

Sale-a-brations Free Product with qualifing order!

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Can You Make a Stamped Image Fly?

The repetitive stamping can't actually make your butterfly fly, but doesn't it look like this butterfly could fly off the page.  The Pacific Point seemed like the best color for this Blue Swallow Tail Butterfly.  While once in a great while we are blessed to spot one of these flying through the yard.

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The International Bazaar Designer Series Paper seemed the perfect compliment for this card.  Here is the complete list of Stampin' Up! Paper Craft Supplies you will need to make this card...

Hope you enjoyed todays card and if you haven't already, be sure and check out the Repetitive Stamping Technique How To Video and don't forget to download your FREE technique booklet pages.

 

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Week 2 Repetitive Stamping Technique How To

Hope you were able to watch last week's Waxpaper Emboss Resist stamping technique video.  You won't want to miss any.  Not only can you watch the "How To" but you can also download your free Technique Booklet page each week of the 52 week series.  This week's video is Repetitive stamping,  to give an image a sense of movement.  

  

Download your free technique page for your booklet

 

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Products used...

Needle point embossing folders
Here is the link I mentioned in the video how to use the embossing folders.

 

You won't want to miss stopping back tomorrow to see another amazing card using this technique.  Here is a sneak peak...

Sneak Peak Repetitive Stamping
Thanks for stoppin by! 



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