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Week 35 Tie-Dyed Stamping Technique How To


Today is week 35, in our 52 week series of Technique How To and Tie-Dyed it is.  Grab your cup of moring Java and sit back relax and watch the how to video.  

Tie Die Technique
Many of you think that after 15 years and doing this professionallly I never make mistakes while stamping.  Well one is in today's Technique - a very important step!  As I was editing the video and pictures something didn't seem right but I just keep moving on.  Much like I recommend when a card isn't turning out just as you thought it should.  As I am posting the images,  I remember what it is.  Before you start to add the color to your cardstock with the daubers, crumple up the paper.  It will give it an even cooler Tie-dyed look!  Now that I am confessing, here are just a few of the other goof ups I make on an occasion...

  • Stampin in the wrong ink
  • Glue the front of my card upside down
  • Address the envelope upside down
  • Get the front of my card on crooked
  • Run out of snail or white cardstock
  • Can't find my gluedots when they are right in front of me
  • Rock my stamp and get icky edges
  • Get ink all over my fingers and then on my project
  • Mount my wood stamp upside down

I am hoping just a few of these ring true for you too!  Not tha I want you to get ink all over you newly hand-stamped card, but I would hate to think I am alone.  Would love to have you leave a comment and let us know the funniest thing that you have done while stamping?  PG of course!  Sometimes it can get pretty lonely here in my stamp room while I type, your comments are the food for energy that keep me going.

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Sizzix Pop n' Cuts and Witches!

450 Border BuddiesPatsy here this week, have you ever woke up in the middle of the night with and idea, or been sitting at the breakfast table and you feel the urge to run to your stamp room and create before your inspiration passes.  Well that is what happened to me this past week. 

Dress Form framelits, pop & cuts, Stampin Up Withc

Karen Burniston is a well-known designer and papercrafter who's primary focus is on pop-up's. She has designed several of Stampin' Up!'s  exclusive Pop n' Cut dies.  She has been published in all the major papercraft magazines and has contributed to numerous idea books. She teaches pop-up classes at stores and events throughout the world.  She was at our 25th Stampin' Up! celebration in July.  

Dress Form Stampin Up Witch tipped

You can imagine my surprise when my computer dings "you've got mail" and I open it to find a personal email from Karen Burniston.    Her email was filled with wonderful compliments and encouragement.  She mentioned with Halloween coming up she would love to see what I would do with one of the Pop n' Cuts, well that kept going through my mind over and over... and this particular morning it hit me what I wanted to do, I would make a witch with the Pop n' Cuts and Dress Up Framelits.  So this was my handmade creation.  What did we do before The Big Shot?

Pop N Cuts, Halloween
The Dress Up Framelits are one of the Weekly Deals this week so take advantage of the reduced price and order yours today! 


Dress Up Framelits Die Item # 130101
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Click here to check out the Weekly Deals in the US

If you are in Canada Check out the weekly deals at Alison's online store

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Sweet Pressed Cookies Yum Yum!


My Favorite Weekly Deal! 


Sweet Press Cookie Handle Item # 132290
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Holiday
Item # 132292

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Take your love of stamping into the kitchen! Create fun and tasty stamped cookies for any occasion. Fit a silicone stamp over the bottom of wooden handle and press into dough—it's that easy!  Not only is this my favorite Stamin' Up! week of the deal - they are also my favorite type of cookie.  Here are some photo's of me in the process

Sweet Pressed Cookies

Sweet Pressed Cookies


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Week 34 Technique How To, Masking Tape Background


We are well over half through our 52 Weeks of Technique How To, tutorials and videos.  If you are just joining us now you can click on the Video & Free Tech Page  tab above and catch up on all the previous stamping techniques.  I am already starting to think about what fun video's I can do once we are finished with these.  Maybe products and features, customers are always looking for new ways to use Stampin' Up! products and tools.  


Masking Tape Background
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Last week I ran a little card contest - anyone who posted a comment sharing their favorite holiday and why - their name went into a drawing for this free hand stamped card! 

Congratulations June Furgeson

you are the lucky winner of the drawing!

Patsy Waggoner


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Let the Party Begin, 25% off 25 Stamp Sets

Stampin' Up! is celebrating it's 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) They wanted to pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates: October 22-28, 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

Here are a few samples of previous projects I have made using a few of these sets.  I know it is hard to believe I don't own them all, but at this price I will for sure now.  As a demonstrator I will get the sale price plus an additional 20% off to save almost half.  And there is still time to join Stampin' Up! for only $25.  Click here for complete details



Apothecary Art Stamp Set
Apothecary Art Stamps Set



Betsy's Blossom Stamp Set
Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set




Gently falling stampin up
Gently Falling Stamp Set



Gifts of Kindness Stamp Set
Gifts of Kindness Stamp Set




Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set




Hearts a Flutter stamp set
Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set




Ornament Keepsake Stamp set
Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set




That's the Ticket stamp set
That's the Ticket Stamp Set



Download 25% off Stamp Set List

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How I find Stamping Inspiration

Stamping Inspiration
I find Stamping inspiration all around me.  Take for example this lovely bouquet of flowers Diva Julie Satterlie brought me last week.  I was so surprised to get this bouquet as a Thank You for spending some time with her. It really made my day!  Julie is part of my Diva & Dude Stampers community.   I  would love to have you join my community of stampers and today is the last day to join for only $25 and you get $26.95 in Stampin' Up! product - you can't go wrong!  Email me today to find out more or click here.  


Creative Elements Stamp Set Stampin 1
The beautiful colors in the flowers inspired me to create a card using similar Stampin' Up! colors (cajun craze, daffodil delight, raspberry ripple, eggplant envy). Here is the card I made using the Creative Elements Stamp Set and a few goodies from our Tuesday's Weekly Deals! 

In case you missed Stampin' Up! started a "Weekly Deals" each Tuesday.  

You’ll want to make sure you check my online store "Weekly Deals" to see what is the deal of the week (ends tomorrow - but there will be a new deal then too)! Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out. 

Here are last weeks Tuesday Deals these specail prices end Tueaday, Oct 22

Argyle Textured Impressions Item # 127750    
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Basic Pearl Jewels Item #119247

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

I used these to embellish the flowers in the card

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies Item # 130102

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

I used the framlit to cut out the focal point of the card.

In Color Dahlia's Item # 127556

Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/7.46 CAN

Sophisticated Spook Ensemble Digital Download Item #131513

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.48 US /$8.25 CAN

Sweet Treat Cups Item #116802

Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Pr $2.21


How do you find stamping Inspiration?


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Spooky Stampin' Up! Halloween Card

  BorderbuddyfinalHello Stampers,

It's time for another Border Buddy share.  Today I wanted to show you a Halloween card we made at my Big Shot Club using the fabulous Label Card Thinlit die.  Making these flip flop cards (this is what I call them!) has never been easier. 

It's beginning to feel a lot like fall around my part of the country - beautiful sunny days but definitely a chill in the air!  That's means Halloween can't be far behind.  This card uses lots of Halloween product from the Holiday Catalogue - I love the Witches Brew washi tape and you could use two of the designs (orange stripes and words) for any project - in fact I used the word one for a vintage card!  And the skull and crossbones would be awesome for a Pirate party! 


Stamp Sets: Halloween Hello, Halloween Bash, Gorgeous Grunge, Tags 4 You

Cardstock:   Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Staz On Jet Black Ink, Pumpkin Pie Stamp Pad

Other: Label Card Thinlit Die, Witches Brew Washi Tape, Black & Orange Stampin' Glitter, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch,Artisan Punch, Large Oval Punch

Click here for    Download Spooky Halloween Card Instructions

Enjoy this video on how to recreate the card at home!


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Week 33 Stamping Technique How To Watercoloring


Want to learn how to watercolor like a pro - with this weeks technique how to you will learn it is very easy and totally fun!  I always wanted to learn how to watercolor but can't really draw a stick person.  When I discovered stamps 17 years ago I thought here is my chance the art work is all ready for me all I have to do is color it.  Much like coloring as a small child with watercoloring you don't always have to stay in the lines an often times you don't even need to color it in completely. 

Watercolor technique how to week 33
When I saw the Color Me Christmas set I knew it had to be mine.  It is a great set for watercoloring my first choice in all the techniques.  Besides isn't this the cutest little reindeer you ever did see.  You won't want to miss this fun holiday set.

Color Me Christmas Stamp set
Color Me Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set 131745

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays;  the love, joy, family and holiday music are my favorite things.  What is your favorite Holiday?  Would love to have you share in the comments what is your favorite holiday. 

Everyone that shares in the comments their favorite hoilday and why, will have their name go into a random drawing. The winner will receive this hand stamped card along with custom envelope

I will notify the winter by email (so be sure to use your email when commenting).  I will email you and ask for your snail mail and mail you the card and envelope ready for you to send to a friend.  Contest ends 10/24/2013


Watercolor Color Me Christmas Stamp Set
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Snail Mail still can warm the hearts of many, see how!

Patsy Waggoner stamps to die for
Nothing brightens my day more than receiving a hand stamped card in the mail.  While I love staying connected via my blog, facebook, pinterest and a few tweets to quickly touch and warm someones heart try mailing them a hand stamped card.

I received this card in the mail from someone I have never meet in person, but through my blog.  I had sent Jeanne a few Stampin' Up! Candy Dots as a thank you for her online order and she sent me this beautiful card she had made using a few, more like many of them.  What inspired me the most is she share that she is 91 years old, she along with several of my stamping friends in their 90's give me inspiration that I will still be stamping for at least another 30 years!  

That is the wonderful thing about stamping and paper crafts there is no age stipulation.  My niece started stamping when she could barely hold a stamp at just a Little over a year.  So no matter you age if you have not tried stamping I would give it a try.  

What are Candy Dot?

Adhesive-backed dots you can apply to Candy Dots Brad Bases (sold separately) to create your own 3/16" colored brads. Or skip the brad base and apply them directly to paper as Jeanne did in this card

* Available in color collections    Brights    Subtles    Regals    Neutrals

* 100 pieces: 10 ea. of 10 colors  

Check them out just click on the color collection!  They add just the right finishing touch to any card!

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 If not I would love to have you I am at 1499 followers would love for you to be number 1500?  Click here and check the boards you would like to follow.

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So many stamping ideas with a single Magnificent Maple leaf.

 450 Border Buddies with Allison & Patsy
Today is Saturday and time for another Border Buddies post.  I hope you are enjoying the connection between the US and Canada.  Allison and I are enjoying putting it all together for you to have more fun stamping ideas every week.  


Magnificent Maple Stamp Set Suite
The Magnificent Maple, while one singe stamp can make a big impressions.   Each month I host a monthly card class the first Thursday of the month.  While many times I create all the cards this past month I was inspired by a few cards I had seen on pinterest.  If you haven't tried out pinterest yet, you will want to.  While it can consume your time, I hop over there for just 5-10 minutes a day to be inspired. 

Check out my Pinterest boards here

Check out my Border Buddy Alison's boards here

  1.  The card on the top left is my own creation using the thing a ma jig I call the flipper card, techinally known as Label Card Thinlits, it creates this cool flipper card in just one pass throught the big shot.  Click here for more details and to watch the video on how the thinlits work!
  2. The card on the top right I was inspired by demonstrator Christine Pyrch, just changing the colors and embellishment.
  3. The bottom left was again my own creation, every now and then I come up with a card I love and this was one of them. 
  4. The bottom right inspird by demonstrator Deena Boos

My class last week had a favorite.  I would love to know which is your favorite, let us know by leaving a comment!  We will let you know next Saturday which was the class favorite.


Stamps: Magnificent Maple (131868), Four You (130538)

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (126966), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Early Espresso (126979) and Old Olive (100702) Classic Ink Pads

Paper:  Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack (132181), Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Whisper White (100730) and Old Olive (100702)

Other:  Lable Card Thinlits (133479), Natural Designer Buttons (127554)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Patsy Waggoner


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