Apr 11 2011

Build A Cupcake: Punch Art Gift Tags

A few weeks ago I shared this fun little Take-Out Box gift with the Create A Cupcake stamp set tag.  The box itself is built from the Petal Cone Die for Big Shot (check out some other Petal Cone Die ideas).

The Create A Cupcake stamp set (see it online) and the matching Build A Cupcake Punch (see it online) are two of my fav items from the Mini Catalog.  This tag and take-out box (via the Petal Cone Diesee it online) are projects from my recent Stampin’ Up! Workshops.

Here I wanted to share 2 Video Tutorials for this fun project.

Tutorial 1: Create A Cupcake Gift Tag — learn how to make the most of your ink pads with the Stampin’ Off technique, plus tips for Punch Art with the Build A Cupcake Punch.

Tutorial 2: Petal Cone Die Take-Out Box — another fabulous idea for this flexible die for Big Shot.  Learn how to score and fold to create a sweet treat container.

Be sure to check out some of my other Video Tutorials!

Happy Stamping!

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!


Mar 21 2011

Funky Four Day 5: Heat & Stick Powder

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.

Today’s card is a design from Kim Peck, and uses the Heat & Stick Powder (see it online) as the glue to hold the Supernova Fine Glitter on the card (see it online).

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!

**How to Use Heat and Stick Powder:**

  1. Stamp your image in Versamark Ink
  2. Pour Heat N Stick Powder over your stamped image.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour glitter over the melted powder and tap excess glitter back into container.
  6. 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.

Be sure to check out my Funky Four Glitter Technique Series from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4, too.

Happy Stamping!


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!


Mar 18 2011

Funky Four Day 4: Dazzling Diamond Dust

Grab your Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (see it online) and your VersaMark Ink Pad (see it online) and you’re set for this next technique!

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.

For Day 4 of the Funky Four Glitter Technique Series, the technique is one that can be applied to any card.  Here’s what you need to know…

Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique

  1. Stamp your images on a card stock panel
  2. Applying your pad directly to the card stock, cover your panel with Versamark Ink
  3. Pour Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over the card stock and tap off excess
  4. Melt powder with Heat Tool and add panel to your project

Be sure to check out Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the Funky Four Glitter Technique Series!

Happy Stamping!


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!


Mar 17 2011

Glitter Strip: Day 3 of the Funky Four Technique Series

Ready for Day 3 of the Funky Four Glitter Series?  (Yes, I have 4 cards for the ‘funky four’…so one more for tomorrow!) You can still check out Day 1 and Day 2 if you missed them!

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!

  1. Place a piece of Sticky Strip Adhesive on your project.
  2. Remove the red backing paper and pour the glitter over the top.
  3. 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’.

Happy Stamping!


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!


Mar 16 2011

Glitter Goes Everywhere: Even on Ribbons!

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:

  1. Tie ribbon on card layer
  2. Use 2-Way Glue Pen to draw a line along the middle of the ribbon
  3. Shake Supernova Fine Glitter over the glue, tap off excess

Simple!  And voila, glittery ribbons.

Happy Stamping!


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!


Mar 10 2011

Crazy for Cupcakes: especially to build your own

Can you picture this? I walked out to my mailbox one day, opened the door and pulled out a pile of junk mail… plus… my Occasions Mini Catalog! I ran back to the house (because of my excitement, not necessarily because I was out at the curb with no shoes on in 10 degree weather) and my first flip-through of the catalog stopped right at page 22…

No way, matching CUPCAKE stamps and punch?! Too sweet! (pun intended)

Okay, you’ve got me. Yes, this experience may have been recreated for my blog (since we got to play with this cute stamp set back at the Founder’s Circle Retreat last fall) but really, can’t you imagine the excitement?

The Create A Cupcake stamp set (see it online) and the matching Build A Cupcake Punch (see it online) are two of my fav items from the Mini Catalog.  This tag and take-out box (via the Petal Cone Diesee it online) are projects from my recent Stampin’ Up! Workshops.

I’ve made these little boxes as Hostess Gifts. You could have one if you’d like to host a party, too! No cupcakes included though, except the cute one on the tag.

Keep an eye out tomorrow for my newest Video Tutorial!  Or check out some of my other recent Petal Cone Die projects (including yesterday’s Easter Carrot).


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!


Mar 09 2011

Meep Meep… What’s Up Doc?

Bugs Bunny would love these! Or maybe not, since there are no actual carrots involved.  But Easter is coming, and bunnies of all age will love this fun Easter treat idea.

The cone is created from the Petal Cone Die (see it online) for the Big Shot (see it online), and the leafy greens at the top are from the half scallop circle on the same die.

I created the texture on the carrot with the Textures Plates Kit #4 (also for the Big Shot — see it online), and added the Fine Supernova Glitter (see it online) with the 2-Way Glue Pen (see it online).

Here is the Tutorial for this project:

  1. Die cut two Petal Cone pieces in Tangerine Tango, and texture each one with the paisley Texturz Plate.  Trim off the half circles at the top of each piece.  Use Sticky Strip to attach the pieces together.
  2. Cut 4 Wild Wasabi half Scallops and trim the last 2 scallops from each corner as shown.  Cut between each scallop, leaving about 1/2″ uncut at the bottom.  Attach with Sticky Strip to the ‘carrot’
  3. Use a 2-Way Glue Pen and Fine Supernova Glitter in orange to decorate your paisley.
  4. Assemble carrot.  *TIP* The easiest way to assemble the box is to lay it flat and fold both ends to the center, attaching in the middle.  The box will pop up perfectly aligned every time.
  5. On two opposite sides, trim away the ‘leaves’ to make room for your ribbon.  Use a Crop-A-Dile to add a Jumbo Pewter Eyelet on each side.
  6. Tie the Peach Parfait Stitched Poly-Ribbon at each side.

Are you in love with the Petal Cone Die yet?  I sure am!!  Be sure to check out some of my recent Petal Cone Die projects, including my Petal Cone Scrapbook Tutorial.

Be sure to stop over to my Stamping Studio for Stamp Club with Meg this month (Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 11th) if you’d like to make this Easter carrot treat holder in person!  Drop me an email for more details.
Happy Stamping!


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!