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Mixed Drinks and Two-Step Stamping

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Does everyone love easy?  Two-step stamping is one of the easiest ways to give your card multiple colors.  It is so quick and easy and no coloring involved.   

Mixed Drinks Photoplymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Mixed Drinks is one of many two-step stamp sets that Stampin' Up! sells.  It involves stamping a couple of different stamps to create one image.  One of the benefits of two-step is added color without coloring.  Photopolymer stamps make lining up easy because of the ability to see through the stamps. 

Mixed Drink Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping www.stampstodiefor-tile

  • In the first photo, they have stamped the glass, sentiment & ice cubes using three different stamps.  
  • You can see in the second photo they have stamped the solid stamp in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink creating the lemonade in the glass. 
  • In the photo to the right, they have stamped the straw in Berry Burst Classic Ink.  

 

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The stamping for the glass and sentiment actually was done using 5 different stamps.  

  • Glass Outline
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sentiment
  • Lemonade
  • Straw

The background of the card was stamped using Daffodil Delight Classic Ink on the Daffodil Delight card base.  

The final touch to the card was adding some of the 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst.  I love this ribbon as while it is a bit wider it is so soft and easy to tie and lays nicely.   The also added a bow using Whisper White Baker's twine and attaching it with a glue dot. 

While lemonade season may be one it's way out here in Minnesota, it is still a favorite of our granddaughters when we go out to eat. 

Want to see some more samples of two-step stamping?  Just click the names below...

High Tide

Garden in Bloom

Painted Harvest

What is your favorite Stampin' Up! Two-Step Stamp?

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Embossing with Garden in Bloom Stamp Set

Garden of Bloom stamp set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping www.stampstodiefor.com set sample

Embossing is such a WOW factor and people are always amazed the first time they see it.   The outline of the flower is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 

Embossing is pretty easy you just need a few extra tools.

  • Versa Mark Pad
  • Embossing Powder 
  • Heat Tool

Garden of Bloom stamp set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping www.stampstodiefor.com

The larger flower is stamped with Powder Pink Classic Ink and then the smaller one is stamped with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. 


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The outline is stamped with the Versa Mark Ink.  There is nothing magical about the Versa Mark Ink Pad except it dries very slowly so the embossing powder will stick to it.  Then you want to pour  Gold Embossing Powder over the stamped image. 


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Then just tap off the excess embossing powder and heat the powder with the heat tool until it turns shiny.   

Garden of Bloom stamp set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping www.stampstodiefor.com set sample embossed

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here! Today's card features the Naturally Eclectic Suite of products.  Patsy and I are featuring this suite in our July Free Card Program.

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I love Lemon Lime Twist matched with Berry Burst so much that I used them on today's card.  These colours just pop when paired together!  I started by stamping the open flower image randomly on the Berry Burst cardstock in Berry Burst ink - I stamped off the first inking on a scrap to get a lighter tone on tone.

The patterned paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which includes 40 sheets, 4 each of 2 double-side designs in the five NEW 2017-2019 In Colors in a 12" x 12" pack.

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The outline image is stamped in Berry Burst and then the solid image is stamped over top in Lemon Lime Twist.  The little Clear Faceted Gem adds a little bling to the flower.  Stamp the sentiment on scrap of Whisper White and punch out with the 1" circle punch, fold in half and wrap around the back of the focal image square.

Just tie the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in a lose knot and secure to the back.

Naturally Eclectic Suite 8 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

If you'd like the instructions for this card just place an online order in my store (Canadian customers) or Patsy Waggoner's store (US customers) and receive them plus 7 more in your inbox!  Read all about our Free Card Programs:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  I'm in beautiful Thailand today on the fabulous Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.  I can't wait to see Patsy next week when we meet up in Phuket!

Today I'm sharing a card using the Naturally Eclectic Suite of products  which includes the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set (it's featured on the cover of our Annual Catalogue) and the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Die.

Naturally Eclectic Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This is a very pretty suite of products.  I think my favourite might just be the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

Naturally Eclectic DSP www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 

  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach Soft Sky, Whisper White

Naturally Eclectic Suite 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set allows you to stamp a solid outline image and then stamp a muted solid image on top to create a two two flower.  Then you just cut it out with the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. I added the Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower.  The gorgeous ribbon is is the new 1/4" Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon.

Patsy and I have selected the Naturally Eclectic Suite as our July Free Card program.  When you make an online purchase in our store(s) you will receive a free 8 page PDF with instructions (including measurements and supplies) for 8 projects using the featured monthly Suite.  Read all about our program here:

Patsy's Free Card Program for US Customers
Alison's  Free Card Program for Canadian Customers

Naturally Eclectic Suite 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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Border Buddy Saturday - Emboss Resist Technique

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison Solven here to day with another Color Theory Suite card share!

June 2017 BB Color Theory Card #5 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's hard to think of snow and cold weather on a beautiful like today in Vancouver.  I love the Colorful Season Photopolyer stamp set which allows you to make cards and other projects representing the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.  I love this sentiment - it can be used for any occasion.

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I used a technique called Emboss Resist on my card.  This technique use ink applied over an embossed image so they "pop" off the page by resisting the ink applied on top.  You can watch this video I did from a few years ago on how to achieve this look.

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The Colorful Seasons stamp set is part of the Color Theory Suite of products which Patsy and I are featuring in the June Border Buddy Free Card program.  This collection is so easy to use together because they all coordinate making card making so easy!

Color Theory Suite Collage BB June 2017 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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What is your dream job?

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Have you always known what you wanted to be when you grew up? 

It wasn't until 1998 that I discovered my dream job.  I had been a nurse/optician working for two eye doctors and I actually liked what I did, but I never felt like it was my dream job.

I was invited to a Stampin' Up! Party and purchased a few things and started to make cards, cards was my passion and still is today.  I bought the starter kit to get the discount.  I still wasn't thinking dream job!

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I always loved art...

but will admit I could barely draw a stick figure and I am not exaggerating so teaching people how to be creative just wasn't on my radar.  It wasn't long before I just couldn't get enough of stamping.  I lived, dreamed about having a stamp in my hand.  My "real" job was taking up too much time and I just wanted to stamp, create and share.

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That is when I realized my dream job was sharing my love of Stampin' Up! with family and friends. 

Maybe stamping is your dream job! 

Did you know you can purchase the Stamipn’ Up! Starter kit for only $99?  I like to call it the most amazing bundle!  It is not a prepackaged kit you get to select everything you want in your kit. The ultimate perk is you save 20% on all future orders while you are active (minimum of 3 months). 

I welcome everyone to my team no matter if you just want a discount or maybe you want to create your dream job.   I have team members from the east coast to the west coast.  There is no risk and no pressure - Just lots of sharing and fun!

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Card Details:

  • Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") folded in half for card base.
  • Paper: Berry Burst Cardstock (4" x 5 1/4"), Color Theory Designer Series Paper (3 1/4" 4 1/2"), Watercolor Paper (2" x 3 1/4"), Bermuda Bay (1 7/8" circle)
  • Other: Aqua Painter, Watercolor Pencils, Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and Bitty Bow.

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This Little Piggy Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This little piggy went to market. 

How many of you have done this with a child before.  Our grandson, who is only 21 months old, when his socks come off he starts to pull on his toes and recite This Little Piggy.

This Little Piggy stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

This Little Piggy Stamp Set...

was a FREE gift from Stampin' Up! for attendee's at the OnStage Local in Minneapolis in April.  I do have to say I have fallen in love with these little guys and you may be seeing allot more of them.

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There are 4 cute little piggies to choose from, all with such happy faces they just make you want to smile. 

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See the little kisses on his cheek and who wouldn't love the saying Hogs & Kisses.  I stamped the pig with Basic Black Archival Ink on our Watercolor Paper and let it dry for a few minutes.  Then I squeezed my new Powder Pink Classic Ink Pad opened it up and grabbed some ink with my Blender Pen and colored the pig.  I colored the grass the same way using Old Olive Classic Ink.  I stamped the kisses in Real Red Classic Ink.

Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. 

I used apiece of the designer paper for the background of my card.  I love that the new stacks are no longer in a tablet form.  I always had a hard time tearing them out and then there was a glue edge so I am excited no more tablet. 

These stacks are a great value with 48 - 6" x 6" sheets (4 each of 12 double sided designs).  

Lots more fun stuff to come these next months as I share exciting new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog products.  

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Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison Solven here today. 

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I presented the Color Theory Suite at Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Toronto in April.  I had to make 12 samples as part of my presentation so I really gave the stamps and framelits a workout.  The Colorful Seasons Photopolyer Stamps and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies are perfect for both card make and memory keeping.

Here's some of the features of the products:

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set:

  • all four season (Winter, Spring, Fall and Summer) are represented which can be used for many occasions
  • two-step imagery with coordinating sentiments
  • bundled stamps and thinlits - save 10% when  purchase together

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies:

  • mix of framelits, intricate images, and Edgelits.
  • dies designed to cut shapes from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack to give an ombre look

Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack:

  • 72 double-side cards, 4 specialty cards, 2 sticker sheets
  • great for memory keeping and card making
  • cards can be used for card fronts or trim out images or card elements
  • just slip card into pocket pages for your memory keeping

Color Theory Suite Fall 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I love photopolymer stamps like the Colorful Seasons because I can easily line up the images for 2 step stamping like in this leaf.  The intricate thinlit leaf die is a perfect match for the stamps!

Color Theory Suite www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

These samples were created by the concept artists at Stampin' Up! and illustrate the versatility of the set and coordinating products.  Every season is represented here! Well except for the 5th season in Canada...which is Hockey Season!

Have you heard about Patsy's and my Free Card program for qualifying orders? There is a new set of cards every month based on one of the Suites of products from the current catalogues.  In June we are featuring these fabulous Color Theory Suite products!

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Color Theory Suite 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Here are the products included in the Color Theory Suite - just click on the pictures and you'll be directed to my store!

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Crafting Forever

It's Border Buddy Saturday it's Alison here today!

BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 4 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get lots of perks including the opportunity to get our hands on new product before they go on sale to customers.  One of my favorite new stamp sets from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is called Crafting Forever.  It's perfect for all us creative people.  I wanted to share a card today using the stamps and new In Colors.

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This pot of brushes is so fun and allowed me to feature all the brand new In Colors including Lemon Lime Twist (on the pot and my favorite!), Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  Which one will be your new favorite?

2017-2019 In Color

Put this stamp set on the top of your list come June 1st. It also includes a copyright stamp that you can use for your creations that you sell which contact Stampin' Up! images.  This stamp satisfies the requirements for our Angel Policy.


BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 11 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

To create this card yourself here are the instructions:

  1. Cut Powder Pink cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to create card front.
  2. Cut Whisper White to 5" x 3 3/4" and a Berry Burst mat to 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".
  3. Glue the Whisper White piece to the Berry Burst mat.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the Whisper White piece in Berry Burst ink.
  5. Stamp the pot of brushes in Basic Black Archival ink on Watercolor Paper.  Cut out with Stitched Shape large square.
  6. Color the image using an Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks.
  7. Cut out the largest square from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (3 1/4" x 3 1/4") using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. 
  8. Cut out the middle of this square with a die from Layering Square Framelits.
  9. Glue them together offsetting the Lemon Lime Twist one as shown in the picture.
  10. Glue the pieces to the top of the Whisper White piece.
  11. Stamp the scissors in Basic Black Archival ink on a piece of Watercolor Paper. 
  12. Color with Tranquil Tide and Basic Gray inks using an Aqua Painter.
  13. Fussy cut the scissors.
  14. Glue the scissors to the left side of the pots.

BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 10 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I stamped the scissors and fussy cut them - isn't that saying just perfect? I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the blades of the scissors and on the brush metal pieces.  Did you notice the fine line along the right side of the elements in the the image? I used Smoky Slate ink to anchor the pot and brushes. 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Easter Palace Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.

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This week I'm showcasing one of the cards from our Border Buddy Free Card Program.  Each month Patsy and I design four cards each using a "Suite" of products from the catalogue.  We love that Stampin' Up! makes matching of colours and products easy by creating a group of products that coordinate beautifully together!  This month it's the Eastern Palace Suite.

This suite is a sneak peek special promotion for the month of May and includes your choice of two bundles.

BUNDLE #1

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BUNDLE #2

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Eastern Palace Suite 3C www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The best thing about this new suite has got to be the amazing Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies.  There are 14 dies included but you can mix and match them to create so many combinations.  They also work beautifully with our Circle Layering Thinlits to give you even more options. 

The bundles include THREE new 2017-2019 In Color inks - Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist (my new fav!).  Each bundle includes a FREE gift or two of brand new products!

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Do you know about our Free Card program?  It's available for anyone living in Canada or the USA.  This is a collage of our cards this month using the Eastern Palace bundles.  When you order online you earn a FREE 8 page PDF with step-by-step instructions for these cards including measurements and supply list.

Read about Patsy's program here!

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Eastern Palace Suite BB 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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