Oct 21 2014

Stampin’ Techniques 201: Faux Layering

Stampin Techniques Tutorial: Faux Layering by LovenStamps, with the Stampin Up Festival of Trees set

Picture this: you’re creating a card.  It’s not quite right.  Do you add another layer?  Find some Designer Series Paper?  Wait!  I’ve got it!  You need a faux layer – it’s perfect!  So grab your Stamping Sponges (101610) and your 1″ Square Punch (124094) and let me show you how it’s done.

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Oct 16 2014

Reason #307 to Use Note Cards & Envelopes: Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees & the Tree Punch - perfect bundle for Christmas cards this year, from Stampin' Up!, idea by LovenStamps for Stamps in the Mail Club with Meg

Three little trees!  What a sweet way to wish your friends and family a Merry Christmas!  With the Festival of Trees and Tree Punch Bundle (137640), this card could hardly be easier.  Oh wait.  It COULD be easier!  This card is one of my Stamps in the Mail Club projects during October.

With Stamps in the Mail Club, you get everything you need, mailed right to your doorstep:

  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Embellishments
  • Pre-cut, pre-embossed card stock
  • Even the printed directions with photos, including a bonus Technique Tutorial!

So yes, I guess this card could be easier.  Know what else would help?  A Video Tutorial.

Wait, I DO have a Video Tutorial!  :)  It’s right here, so you can see the step-by-step process of creating these fun and elegant cards.

Can’t see the video correctly?  No problem, click here to view it directly on YouTube.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there!

So, want to make this card?  Yay!  You can either use the links below to order supplies from my store, or you can visit my Stamps in the Mail Club page and click the big “click to order” button!  You’ll get the October Kit along with the Festival of Trees stamp set and the optional Tree Punch bonus discount.

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Oct 14 2014

Christmas Card Layout #276: Bookmark Cards

Wondrous Wreath stamp set: Christmas card bookmark idea with the Filigree Frame Embossing Folder by LovenStamps

How are your Christmas cards coming along?  The Wondrous Wreath stamp set (135047) is a gorgeous choice for all kinds of cards.  If you want to cut out the wreath, you’ll want the Wonderful Wreath Framelits (135851) – pretty amazing.

Instead of cutting out the wreath here, I stamped it on a bookmark made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324).  It doesn’t show perfectly in the photo, but the wreath is actually shiny – stamped with the Silver Encore Ink Pad (132142).

Looking for more Christmas ideas?  Be sure to check my blog posts for Christmas inspiration! You can also browse the Holiday Catalog for the latest & greatest stamp sets, colors and accessories for the season.


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Oct 08 2014

Good to the Last Bite: Simple Halloween Treat

A simple Halloween treat by LovenStamps, using the Curvy Keepsake Framelits and Merry Everything from Stampin' Up!

Need a quick & cute project for a Halloween treat?  The Merry Everything Bundle (137636) and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853) are the perfect combo!  There are stamps for all the fall/winter holidays, and this box is so adaptable.  Did you see my Bat Box last week?

These little boxes go together in a snap – and the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper (135819) is darling on both sides, so these little boxes are perfect to show off both sides of your paper!

These would be so cute to hand out to special trick-or-treaters this year, or give to neighbors or coworkers as a Halloween treat.  They’d make fabulous little favors for a classroom teacher or a bus driver, too!

You’ll still have time to get these done before Halloween if you order today through my online store — plan on 6-10 days (depending on your location) for your order to arrive on your doorstep!

Or are you addicted to Designer Series Papers? (You know who you are…) Would you like FREE Designer Series Paper for 6 months??  Be sure to check out the special in October!

Happy Stamping!

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Oct 02 2014

FREE DSP for 6 months?

Pick A Pack of Paper LovenStamps Demonstrator Starter Kit Special October 2014

Here’s your chance to receive 6 packs of Designer Series Paper for FREE by joining my LovenStampfuls demonstrator family during October!

The LovenStampfuls Team (my Stampin’ Up! family) includes both hobby stampers and career demonstrators who love stamping and want to take our stamping abilities to a new level. We are located all across the US!

Getting started as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is simple:

  • Purchase the Demonstrator Starter Kit for $99 (ships for FREE!).
  • You’ll pick out $125 in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice in your kit (any bundles, specials or clearance items are included!).
  • Your kit will also include business supplies & catalogs, should you choose to share your stamping with friends.

The choice to purchase for yourself at a discount or to share Stampin’ Up! with others is your own.  There’s no risk or obligation and no requirement to have parties, classes or even place another order.

Hobby demonstrators are WELCOME in our LovenStampfuls family!

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LovenStampfuls: green hats group at Convention 2014

There are so many reasons to LOVE being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator -

  • First Order Discount! Get 30% off your first order over $150 (placed within 45 days) – that’s like saving $50! Or use this order for your first event with friends or family – that’s like a $50 paycheck or a $50 shopping spree to add to your stamping collection!
  • Everyday Discount! Minimum 20% off on all your own Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. Support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
  • Premier Access! New catalogs arrive at your doorstep – or view them online first! You’ll be the first to PLAY, too, with exclusive demonstrator pre-order opportunities on new products.
  • Earn extra income! Earn income as a demonstrator — as much or as little as you choose! Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger — the monthly payment for your new car — the sky is the limit.  Literally — you can even earn FREE trips for 2 to fabulous locations around the world!
  • Support from Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! loves demonstrators and it shows through their demonstrator support materials, including a Video Library and exclusive demonstrator Card Gallery.
  • Try it out & see! You’ll have access to all these perks (plus my LovenStampfuls family perks) for at least 3 months.  When you reach $300 in orders/sales during that time, you’ll keep your demonstrator access for the next 3 months, too.

Ready to get started?  Of course you are!  Click here and look for the “join now” button.

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Sep 26 2014

Holy Bats, Batman! It’s a BAT box!

Halloween Bat Box: the Curvy Keepsakes Die is so adaptable! Bat & fun by LovenStamps

Earlier this week I had a FABULOUS evening crafting with friends.  Yup, that’s what a Stampin’ Up! party is all about!!  I brought all the supplies to make a couple of fun projects, and this little Halloween bat box was one of them.  Do you recognize the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853)?

This is actually a pretty simple punch art creation. Let me get you started!

How to Make A Batty Box: a curvy keepsake box framelit project by LovenStamps


Be sure to pin the graphic above so you’ll be able to find it again.  And if you haven’t already, be sure to follow me on Pinterest!

Start with a medium sized die from the Ovals Collection Framelits (129381) and cut an oval from Basic Black card stock (121045)).

Cut the oval in half on a diagonal.

Use a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861) to cut small curves from the bottom side of each ‘wing’.

Assemble the box and fold a little tab back at the ‘shoulder’ end of each wing.  Adhere the wings to the box.

Add the eyes and punch the ears and fangs with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361).  After adding the ears to your box, use scissors to clip away the handle between the ears.

Draw the smile and eye sparkle with the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133).

Stamp a little message and punch with the Word Window Punch (119857).  Tie on the batty wing and you’re all set!

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Sep 25 2014

Happy Fall Decor: For All Things Door Hanger

For All Things: Home Decor DIY Idea - Doorknob hanger by LovenStamps for Stamps in the Mail Club

Have you hung your fall decor yet? Something fun to say, “Welcome Autumn!”? You’ll definitely want to add this project to your home – and maybe make a few to share with friends or neighbors. The basic banner pieces are so simple: just pennants from the Celebrations Basics Kit (133007). And since you get 15 in the kit for $14.95, they’re an economical way to share your joy of the season.

This project features the For All Things stamp set (135155) from the Holiday Catalog (browse online). And this particular project is one that you can get with my September Stamps in the Mail Club kit.

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So what do you think? Are you inspired to get crafty and make a fall banner or two? These would be so much fun for an event, or for table decor at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Just change up the colors and stamps and you could even use them as a clever baby or wedding shower decoration.

Be sure to check out all 4 Stamps in the Mail Club projects from September. If you’d like to get a Stamps in the Mail Club kit this month, drop me a note and we’ll get you set up!

 

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Sep 19 2014

Stampin Techniques 201: Faux Watercolor

For All Things: Faux Watercolor techinque & video tutorial, by LovenStamps for Stamps in the Mail Club with Meg

Sometimes it’s fun to bend the rules a bit and try something a little bit different. Smeary images? Oh yes! Let’s try it and call it a technique… how about Faux Watercolor? Trust me. You’re going to like it! (And we’re not talking about eating your vegetables here, as in, “You’re going to LIKE it!”)

I’m using the For All Things stamp set (135155) from the Holiday Catalog (browse online). This stamp set is also the one that you’ll get with my September Stamps in the Mail Club kit. Never fear, it’s not too late to get your own kit and make these projects at home. Just drop me a note if you’d like one, or check the details on my website: Stamps in the Mail Club.

The Faux Watercolor Technique is simple:

  1. Stamp on Watercolor Paper
  2. Spray with water
  3. Allow to dry

That’s about it! There are definitely a few tips though – and you can see ‘em in action in my video tutorial below!

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This is one of the 4 projects from my September Stamps in the Mail Club Kit. So if you’d like to make this card at home (plus 3 other fun projects), then be sure to fill out the web form here. I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and your stamps, ink and projects kit will be on their way to your doorstep!

I’d love to stamp with you by mail!

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Sep 19 2014

Top 5 Blackberry Bliss Color Combos

For All Things: Tag front card by LovenStamps for Stamps in the Mail Club with Meg

My favorite new color this year? Hands down, it’s Blackberry Bliss. You can tell, because whenever my fingers are inky, they’re dotted with this yummy dark purple. And I’m not even a purple person! I’m usually more of a earth tones person, but this Blackberry Bliss has me converted. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re going to want to place an order!

One of the things I love about Blackberry Bliss is the wide range of color combos that work so beautifully. Here are some specific suggestions:

Top 5 Blackberry Bliss Color Combos (from LovenStamps)

  1. Blackberry Bliss, Honey Hello, Basic Gray
  2. Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow
  3. Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
  4. Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Suede
  5. Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand

Really, you can go from funky to masculine with Blackberry Bliss. It’s turning out to be a versatile color! The only thing I haven’t seen yet is a Blackberry Bliss car… so if you’ve seen one on the road somewhere, be sure to leave me a comment so I can be on the lookout!

Here’s a unique card front idea using the For All Things stamp set (135155). This is one of my September Stamps in the Mail Club projects. Be sure to let me know if you’d like a kit!

Be sure to add this card front layout to your personal design library – LovenStamps Card Sketch #178.

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Are you convinced? Have you already given Blackberry Bliss a try? If you have, I’d love to hear your favorite color combos! Be sure to leave me a comment!

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Sep 16 2014

Card Layout #177: Faux Polaroid Effect

Stampin' Up! set - For All Things: Faux Polaroid card layout - Sketch 177 from LovenStamps

Layout #177?  What happened to 176?  175?  Okay, you caught me, I just picked a number.  I have over 1300 posts on my blog, so it’s probably more like #1177.  But that just sounds overwhelming…so let’s go with #177 and get started with another video tutorial!

This is a terrific card layout though.  I’ve CASE’d it from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog (drop me a note to ask for yours if you don’t have one yet!) on page 104 if you want to check it out.  Or just watch the video — I’ll show you the original card at the end.

The card features the For All Things stamp set (135155) from the Holiday Catalog (browse online).  This stamp set is also the one that you’ll get with my September Stamps in the Mail Club kit.

I’ll share a few tips for fabulous collage stamping in this video – so if you ever feel like your collages just don’t come out quite right, then you’ll want to grab a pencil and take some notes as you watch!

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This is one of the 4 projects from my  September Stamps in the Mail Club Kit. So if you’d like to make this card at home (plus 3 other fun projects), then be sure to fill out the web form here. I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and your stamps, ink and projects kit will be on their way to your doorstep!

I’d love to stamp with you by mail!

Happy Stamping!

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