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Whew! What a busy week! This weekend I’m co-hosting a big Demonstrator training meeting here in Champaign, Illinois. We have a great time, but there are an awful lot of details left to cover in the next 24 hours.
Speaking of which, you have until 11:59 pm TONIGHT (Mountain Time) to place your very last Sale-A-Bration order! I’ll be up late, so if you have trouble with the online ordering system, just drop me an email and I’ll give you a hand. Otherwise just zip over and order online–it’s the easiest and quickest way to make sure that you don’t miss out on any extra free stamps.
Did you see the list of catalog stamps available for free? Be sure to check out this pdf (download here) that a wonderful demonstrator created, showing all the catalog stamps that are free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. Plus remember that your online order with me enters you for a chance to win my FREE Stamp Set of the Month!
In any case, with all the craziness of today, I feel like I need a nature walk to relax! That will have to wait for next week though. In the meantime, here is my swap card for Saturday’s Spring Into Stamping event:
The stamp set is Nature Walk (did you see my trio of Nature Walk projects over the last few days?) and the Designer Series Paper is Botanical Gazette, both of which are available only until April 30th in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Watch for fun projects next week that show all the gifts I’ve been making for the demonstrator helpers at our Spring Into Stamping! I’d love to post them now, but then they might not be a surprise
Here is a card I shared at my workshop last evening, using both butterflies plus a sprinkle of Basic Pearls (see them online). The folded card is 4-1/4 x 4-1/4″.
The background Very Vanilla card stock is just embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online) and the layered butterflies are attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The color selection comes from the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online).
The greeting is from the Three Little Words stamp set (see it online) which is still available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration selection (learn more about Sale-A-Bration), until March 31st. Be sure to place your SAB order soon, so that you don’t miss out!
Keep an eye out over my next few blog posts. This simple card idea is going to become a 6 x 6″ scrapbook page and a 12 x 12″ scrapbook page. Just goes to show that any idea can be modified to whatever project or supplies you have on hand.
So what is this? A Funky Four Technique Tutorial, or a Funky Five? Well, there are more ways to use glitter than just 4, so I figured I’d add another card today.
The chocolate glitter (there are 5 choices in the package) is a perfect match for the Chocolate Chip card stock here.
Want to know a secret? If you don’t know how to use your Heat N Stick Powder, you’re not alone! I get asked a lot of questions about stamping, but how to use Heat N Stick Powder is definitely in the top 5.
So never fear, I can help you figure this out. You’ll be making your own glittery mushrooms in no time!
- Stamp your image in Versamark Ink
- Pour Heat N Stick Powder over your stamped image.
- GENTLY tap excess powder off the card stock. Note: this powder is more granular than embossing powder. If you tap too vigorously, too much will fall off your image and you’ll have spotty glitter in the end.
- Use the Heat Tool (see it online) to melt your powder. Note: melting happens quickly! Don’t overheat your powder or it will lose stickiness. Melt only until you see the powder go from white to clear.
- Pour glitter over the melted powder and tap excess glitter back into container.
- Use Heat Tool to briefly set the glitter. This takes about the same amount of heat/time as when you melted the powder in the first place. Brush away any stray glitter.
Okay, you might also want your Heat Tool (see it online), but you probably already figured that out. Get ready for Dazzling Diamond Dust. This is a fabulous way to make some fun panels for your projects.
Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique
- Stamp your images on a card stock panel
- Applying your pad directly to the card stock, cover your panel with Versamark Ink
- Pour Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over the card stock and tap off excess
- Melt powder with Heat Tool and add panel to your project
Quick notes: The mushrooms are colored here with Stampin’ Write Markers, and the colors come directly from the Play Date Designer Series Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise. The DSPs in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are a GREAT source of color inspiration, whether you are using that particular paper on your project or not. (see the papers online)
Today’s Glitter Technique is an easy one, too. Glittered Sticky Strip!
- Place a piece of Sticky Strip Adhesive on your project.
- Remove the red backing paper and pour the glitter over the top.
- Press glitter into the Sticky Strip to get the best coverage, then tap off excess glitter.
This is a great technique for a spot where you don’t want to tie a ribbon, but need that extra ‘something’.
Remember the Bill Cosby commercials from the 80′s? He used to go around saying, “There’s always room for Jell-o!” Well I feel the same way about glitter. There’s always room for glitter!
This is another of my LovenStampfuls Demonstrator Class cards (you can still join my Stampin’ Up! family at a discount).
The card uses the Funky Four stamp set (see it online). The fun tweak though? It’s the Supernova Fine Glitter on the White Taffeta Ribbon.
If you’re looking to add more glitz to your card but aren’t sure where, this is a fun technique to try.
Glittery Ribbons Technique:
- Tie ribbon on card layer
- Use 2-Way Glue Pen to draw a line along the middle of the ribbon
- Shake Supernova Fine Glitter over the glue, tap off excess
Simple! And voila, glittery ribbons.
Did you know that you can pick stamp sets from the MAIN catalog as free Sale-A-Bration gifts? You can!
You probably already know that when you order $50 in Stampin’ Up! product between now and March 31st, you’ll receive a free stamp set (or other gift) of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog (download it here).
What you may not have realized is that the last page of the SAB Mini Catalog has a list of 60+ stamp sets from the main catalog that are also available!
This card was one of the ones we made at our LovenStampfuls Demonstrator Class on Friday evening. It’s not too late to sign up as a new Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (at a discount!) and take advantage of these extra learning opportunities in our group. Email me if you don’t already have a local demonstrator and would like more details.
This COLOR BLOCK technique is easy! I just used the 1-1/4″ Square Punch to punch out the 3 colored squares, and then sized the Whisper White layer on top to match the width of the three squares. The whole color block is mounted on the Old Olive, and I trimmed that layer to fit inside the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (see it online).
Note that if you’d like to just purchase these stamp sets, you can do that with the links above. If you’d like to pick these as your free Sale-A-Bration selections, you’ll need their SAB alter-ego order numbers from the SAB Mini Catalog.
Recently I shared a project that I’ve been demonstrating at Home Parties, using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I was surprised that more stampers hadn’t seen this watercoloring tool already! The WWC are definitely a favorite of mine.
To spread my love around, I thought a Video Tutorial might be in order.
So here it is, my Stamping 101 Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painters! You can find step-by-step written instructions here on my blog.
Here is the Supply List for this project. All supplies are available for order online through your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator — I’m happy to help you with an order if you don’t have a demonstrator! (click below to view online):
- Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online) *Sale-A-Bration free gift, until March 31st! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration)
- You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles Collection (see it online)
- Aqua Painter (see it online)
- Designer Label Punch (see it online)
- Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Staz-On Black Ink (see it online)
- Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online)
- Small Cello Bag (see it online)
- Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online)
Have fun with this project– it’s perfect for wedding favors, shower favors, holiday office treats, you name it!
Check out some of my other recent Video Tutorials!
(and if you were looking for my Video Tutorial on the cupcake project… hang in there, for just a little bit longer!)
When I demonstrate Stampin’ Up! at home parties (aka ‘workshops’), I often like to share two projects. One of the projects is usually a card, and one of the projects always includes chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better!
In fact, you can check out a variety of the ‘candy projects’ that I’ve shared in the past.
Here’s one of my recent favorites, using the Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online). Sweet Summer is one of the free Sale-A-Bration choices available only until March 31st, so don’t wait too long! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration).
I used my favorite coloring tool for this project: Watercolor Wonder Crayons! The set I used here was the Subtles Collection (see it online) and my watercolor tool was an Aqua Painter (see it online).
- Punch with the Designer Label Punch (see it online) from a piece of Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Stamp with the Sweet Summer stamp set in Staz-On Black Ink (see it online). Staz-On is the best choice for watercolor as it will not run when brushed with water
- Add greeting from the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Use Aqua Painters and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Subtles Collection) to color the design
- Attach to a piece of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online) with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Add chocolate to a Small Cello Bag (see it online) and fold over. Tie with a length of Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Dab a tiny bit of Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online) to the bee wings and flower center. Remember that a little bit goes a long way with this fabulous glitz.
- Share with friend!
With card stock, that is!
The multi-image punches are great. The Cupcake Punch is like getting 6 different punches in one. Pretty nice deal!
A **TIP** for using these punches efficiently: stamp and punch from narrow strips of card stock, rather than full sheets. This way you can punch just the part that you need and not ‘waste’ sections of the card stock that you didn’t need to punch.
Be sure to check out my other recent cupcake projects!
This is a project from one of my recent stamping parties. I’d love to help you and your friends create this cupcake card! Let me know if you’d like to book a Sale-A-Bration party of your own.