Posts Tagged ‘Photo Ideas’
It’s that time again! Yup, time to sign up for a new Round of my Stamps in the Mail Club! This Round (#25!) we’ll be featuring the FOR THE BIRDS stamp set from the 2012-2013 catalog. Stamps in the Mail Club is the perfect chance to add this set to your collection, AND receive ideas for using it!
Plus during the November/December/January Round, you’ll have a chance to stamp cards all-occasions cards — stamping should be fun, not stress you out. So we won’t focus on Christmas cards during this busy time, because I want you to enjoy your kit (not worry about not getting things done in time!).
So… What is Stamps in the Mail Club?
Delivered right to your doorstep–it’s the stamps, inks and accessories you need to complete these projects. Plus printed directions, exclusive Video Tutorials and pre-cut, pre-embossed card stock, ready-to-stamp! It’s my Stamps in the Mail Club, and you can sign up today! Here are the 4 projects you’ll make with your supplies and your Month 1 (November) Club Kit:
Look at what the Stamps in the Mail Club can do for you!
- Build your stamping supplies: kit includes $30-35 value in Stampin’ Up! product each month for 3 months in a row, and you get to keep all the coordinating stamps, inks, accessories and embellishments to use in other stamping projects
- Easy to follow: Pre-printed directions for all 4 projects in a color handout with photos and step-by-step instructions will be sent with the kit each month and necessary supplies are listed at the top of each project so you know exactly what to have at your fingertips.
- Flexible Kit Contents: build on what you own! Select alternate Stampin’ Up! product each month if you already own a Stampin’ Pad color or accessory item
- No sorting or struggling: materials to create each project arrive pre-packaged separately for each project
- Stampin’ Up! exclusive materials: the best products on the market including heavy-weight Designer Paper and cardstock, timeless images, and perfectly coordinated color scheme
- Learn more each month: the 3-month subscription teaches you how to use what you’ve purchased and presents inspiring ideas on how to make the most of your investment in supplies
Here’s a review from a long-time Stamps in the Mail Club subscriber:
From Jill F: “[Stamps in the Mail Club] is the BEST club I have been involved with. It is so nice to go to my stamp room, pull out the directions and the cello bag and get busy!! Thanks for offering this club.”
You can subscribe to the 3-month Stamps in the Mail Club for just $45 each month! Click here for details on the kit contents for November, as well as details on the Exclusive Video Tutorials for Stamps in the Mail Club Members.
Ready to sign up now? Need more details? Click here and use the big “email Meg” button to request your Paypal Invoice!
I look forward to stamping with you by mail!
Looking for a fun holiday gift project? A vacation project to make with kids? You’ll want to be sure to add the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set to your collection at 50% off until November 30th as part of the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA (see it online), as well as the matching Butterfly Punch (see it online) so you can make these fun Photo Holder Clips!
The Flight of the Butterfly and the matching punch are a quick way to add fun ornaments to any project. And what project can’t use a butterfly?
If you want to make these yourself, be sure to check my original post for the directions and details.
Be sure to check my other Online Extravaganza posts for more ‘don’t miss’ ideas with these sale items!
What do you get when you combine Beautiful Butterflies die (see it online), the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (see it online), Basic Pearls (see them online), an Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online) and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online)? Why a trio of fabulous projects!
Many scrapbookers want a way to put more than one photo on a page. Here is a great layout template that fits one large focal point photo, plus a selection of complementary photos in a smaller size.
Plus don’t forget the Broadsheet Alphabet trick with your Clear Acrylic Blocks! It’s easy to get your letters spaced exactly as you like when you mount all of the letters at the same time (check out the trick here).
The new Nature Walk stamp set (see it online) from the Occasions Mini Catalog has been taunting me… I’ve wanted to play with it since it arrived in the brown Stampin’ Up! box on my Demonstrator Pre-Order back in December (yes, we demonstrators can get the new products early!). (learn more about the perks of being a demonstrator)
But it wasn’t until I really felt like Spring was here that I finally took it out and put it to use! Of course now it’s cold again, but since I have my Spring stamping projects started, I know it will be okay.
Does this project look familiar? This 6 x 6″ scrapbook page is meant to show that any card idea can be turned into a scrapbooking project. I posted a card last week that uses the same set of supplies to make a simple yet elegant greeting card (check the details on the card).
The colors are taken from the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online). Watch for the third in this series tomorrow — the 12 x 12″ scrapbook page version of the same project!
**PHOTO TECHNIQUE TIP** Another note… the photo is printed in a light sepia tone, to make it easier to match the colors on the project. When you print in sepia or black and white, try to select high contrast photos.
Notice how your eye is drawn to my dad’s face? When you have a lot of dark colors interrupted by lighter tones, it makes the light tones stand out. See where my daughter’s light jacket makes her face harder to pick out? The contrast between her face and her coat isn’t very high, so the sepia tone isn’t as effective.
The rest of the supplies:
- Beautiful Butterflies die (see it online)
- Beautiful Wings Embosslit (see it online)
- Basic Pearls (see them online)
- Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online)
- Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online)
This idea for the Contempo Christmas stamp set (have you seen the sale bundles yet?) uses a tin that once held Christmas chocolates. Now it holds another sweet Christmas greeting!
When you untie the bow and open the tin, the card folds out in a zig-zag. The punched ornament from the Contempo Christmas stamp set serves as a pull tab.
There are a couple things about this particular tin that make it easy to decorate.
Here are my **Tips for Selecting ‘Stamp-able’ Containers:**
- No Embossing: it’s tricky to cover a tin that has a 1/4″ embossed Snoopy on the front
- Solid Edge Colors: unless you like fussy cutting, picking tins with good edge colors means you can leave them uncovered
- Decoration Limited: when the printed design on the tin front doesn’t go to the very edge, your decoration size can be a little more flexible
You could make this project into a mini scrapbook, too. Just add more pages and more photos. If you choose a larger tin, the ‘pages’ can be larger and you won’t have to crease your photo to fit inside. Here’s an example using a little suitcase tin.
Actually, the Small Tin (124239) on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack right now is just about perfect. You can order these online through my store.
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Don’t miss the Holiday Bundle Specials! Gift ideas for yourself or a friend, priced at 20% off! Shop online through my website now.