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It’s that time again! Yup, time to sign up for a new Round of my Stamps in the Mail Club! This Round (#27!) we’ll be featuring the new A ROUND ARRAY stamp set from the Sneak Peek of the upcoming new 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 May/June/July Round, you’ll receive your FREE copy of the NEW CATALOG with your June Kit. I saw a Demonstrator Sneak Peek of the whole catalog this weekend, and I know you’re going to love it, too!
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! Above are the 4 projects you’ll make with your supplies and your Month 1 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 past 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 May, as well as details on the Exclusive Video Tutorials for Stamps in the Mail Club Members and free catalogs.
Ready to sign up now? Need more details? Click here and use the big “email Meg” button to request your Paypal Invoice!
Still not sure? I think you’ll love these projects! If you’d like to see what all kinds of projects we’ve made in the past, I have a few of them shared on my blog — look at the gallery now.
I look forward to stamping with you by mail!
What’s more fun than a cool technique? A free printable technique tutorial! This Puzzle Piece Resist technique was shared with us by demonstrator Linda Yearsley at our Spring Into Stamping demo training event last weekend, and I loved it so much that I created this card with the Swallowtail stamp for my Stamp Club last week. (see Swallowtail online – 129216)
The steps are simple for Puzzle Piece Resist:
- Heat emboss image in white on white
- Use framelits to cut layers (all at once)
- Sponge layers in contrasting colors
- Assemble the puzzle
And the results are striking! Be sure to download my free printable tutorial for the Puzzle Piece Resist technique.
Supplies: Stamp – Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri, Amazing Family; Ink: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Versamark; Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral; Accessories: Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits;
Nope, it’s not just for Valentine’s Day! The Hearts A Flutter Bundle (see it online – 131097) with the Hearts A Flutter stamp set plus the coordinating Framelits is great for birthday cards, girlfriend cards, pretty much anything all year long.
Do you like the effect on the little banner? I used two layers to make that piece — Whisper White for the bottom (stamped with the heart in Island Indigo) and a piece of Vellum Card Stock for an overlay.
Adhesives show THROUGH the vellum when you stick it down. I know, big bummer.
Here’s the trick — cover your adhesive spot with something…like a Large Rhinestone!
In February I shared a card using the Swallowtail stamp and the Triple Stamping Technique. This card uses the same technique, but only 2 layers!
I just finished mailing some of these cards to congratulate some terrific successes by my LovenStampfuls team members. I love being a cheerleader!
Stamps: Swallowtail, Feel Goods; Ink: Primrose Petals; Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals; 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels
Pleasant Poppies is another of the gorgeous full-size images currently available from Stampin’ Up! (see it online – 129499). Last week I mentioned a few tips for using large stamps on small projects. Today I have a couple more technique tips for you: the Spotlighting Technique and a Watercolor Refresher! Both techniques are wrapped up in this paper lunch sack turned into a Gift Bag.
This project was actually one from my Stamps in the Mail Club during the last round. If you haven’t ever participated, get ready for the next round. Signups begin in April for the May Round!
Spotlighting is a nice way to highlight a certain part of a larger stamp, like with Pleasant Poppies or Swallowtail.
- Stamp your large image on the background.
- Stamp again on scrap paper and use a Circle Punch to punch out the piece(s) you’d like to highlight.
- Color the circles differently from the background and match them back onto your main image.
Refresher Technique Focus: Watercolor
- Gently wipe the wet tip of the AQP across the end of the WWC, picking up color
- Begin with the lightest color layer: use a light touch and extra water to thin out your color
- Add a 2nd color layer, either of the same tone or different. Be sure to leave some of the lightest layer showing
- Add a 3rd color layer as the darkest layer, using the most pigment from the crayon and the least amount of water
- Consider your shadows – which direction does the light in your picture shine? Objects with a shadow around the outer stamped black line look more dimensional and realistic
Curious about how the gift bag works? I have a Video Tutorial that shows how to make these Card Topper Gift Bags.
And be sure to check for more Pleasant Poppies ideas on my blog!
Supplies: Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Curly Cute; Inks: Jet Black Staz-On Ink; Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pacific Point; Accessories: Sycamore Street Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration gift), Jumbo Rhinestone, Pacific Point Stitched Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons – Brights Collection, Aqua Painters, Distressing Tool (optional – Spring Catalog), 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch
Sometimes it’s the simplicity of a card that “makes” it, and the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set (last day to get it – March 22nd!) is perfect for this style.
Plus the Bitty Butterfly Punch (see it online – 129406) is a perfect match for the butterfly from this stamp set. Stamp first, then punch out a perfect image.
Sale-A-Bration closes today — so if you haven’t ordered for your last free Sale-A-Bration item, be sure to shop now so you won’t miss out!
Be sure to check more Clean & Simple card ideas on my blog.
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
What do we all need? More time. Really, who can’t agree with that?
The good news is that you CAN get more time. I can help you!
Think about the time you spend sitting down to craft. How much time do you spend:
- searching for coordinating materials?
- trying 3-4-5-6 different colors of designer paper to see what matches?
- deciding what die cut embellishment to add?
What if it was REALLY easy to skip all those steps? Hello!! More CRAFTING time to enjoy putting your projects together!
One of my favorite Spring Catalog products for making this easy is the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (see it online -131395). Here’s what you get:
- 9 embossed paper tags (the cute Crumb Cake ones)
- 9 fabric cover brads (*TIP* – dye them by pressing into your ink pad!)
- Precut paper flower pieces (tons and tons and tons of them)
- 9 pieces of Vanilla butcher’s twine
- “Just for You” wood-mount stamp (exclusive to this kit)
And the whole kit is only $12.95! Really, it’s pretty clever to put it all together and make it easy to use.
Love the designer paper in this project? It’s Summer Starfruit (to match the brad on the flower), and it’s from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB – free item with a $50 order– #127540).
(Or you could always sign up for my Stamps in the Mail Club, which is a whole set of projects ready-to-create, direct to your mailbox.)
Supplies: Stamps: Oh Hello, Inks: Calypso Coral, Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Accessories: Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Rhinestone Jewels, Decorative Label Punch
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Really? Don’t you just love it when your supplies go together perfectly? This card was so much fun to create…it practically made itself! With the Sunshine & Sprinkles Product Suite (see it online) the whole thing popped together. And of course the sunny colors are perfect for combating our weather today… gray with a -15 wind chill!
Here’s what I used:
- Oh, Whale stamp set (129132 – see it online)
- Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127022 – see it online)
- Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (126922 – see it online)
Really that pretty much covers it! I added a couple of Rhinestone Jewels as part of the water spout, because every card needs bling. But how fun is it that the stamped waves match the Designer Series Paper?
And could you think of a stamp set cuter or more perfect for Baby Shower favors or invitations? Or Welcome Baby cards?
Between the Cloudy Day texture folder and the possibilities for all-occasions cards with this stamp set, I can hardly wait to keep playing. I’m sure that desire has nothing to do with the fact that it’s freezing outside and it’s a perfect time to stay in for some stamping
Supplies: Stamps – Oh Whale; Ink: Pacific Point; Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Jewels
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
This is actually a really simple card, with a really simple set of supplies. Here’s what you’d need to make these cards:
- Designer Series Paper of your choice (check the selections online)
- Stampin’ Write Markers to match (the colors of the paper are listed in the online store — so easy to match!)
- 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874 - see it online)
- 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (119850 – see it online)
- Ribbon embellishment (for universal match, go with White or Vanilla)
- Rhinestone embellishment (they’re sticky! 119246 - see them online)
Add some card stock, and you’re all set to make cards for any occasion! And the Patterned Occasions stamp set (see it online) is a freebie when you’ve picked out $50 in other items. You can add it to your order online after you’ve put at least $50 in your shopping cart.
- Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (127540 – another freebie SAB item with a $50 order)
- Whisper White Card Stock (a must-have staple, 40 fabulous sheets in a package – 100730)
- Crumb Cake Card Stock (another staple color, I couldn’t stamp without it – 120953)
- Island Indigo Card Stock (get it as a full pack of 24 sheets or in the In Color Assortment)
Sometimes simple is best — and I’m in love with the little band-aid in this stamp set!
See more Express Stamping ideas on my blog
Do you love the look of this trend? It’s everywhere — these little medallions are popping up everywhere, and they’re amazingly simple to make at home as a DIY craft project.
You can use any bottlecap, but I’ve found that the Soda Pop Tops from Stampin’ Up! are really nice to work with — they smash easily and they have a great metallic finish. (see them online – 129388). They come as a package of 8 ‘regular’ sized ones (1″ circle punch will fit) and 8 little ones (1/2″ circle punch for the center) for $3.95.
I’m starting a “bottlecaps anonymous” group, in case anyone else needs to join me. I think you qualify if you purchase more than 5 little boxes of these
They’re so easy!! Here are the directions:
- Stamp or print image and punch with ¾” Circle Punch (see it online – 119873).
- Punch 1” Circle (see it online – 119868) of First Edition Designer Paper.
- Run Soda Pop Top (see them online – 129388) through your Big Shot (see it online – 113439) to flatten (no tabs, between two Cutting Plates)
- Use a thin layer of Crystal Effects clear glaze (see it online – 101055) to attach all layers and coat over top. Add rhinestone.
- Poke a little hole with your Piercing Tool, toss on a jump ring from the craft store, and add a strip of ribbon.
Okay, here’s where you’ll see the difference on these little treats. It’s in the Tricks & Tips:
- Having trouble with your image bleeding? To prevent this, stamp, punch and then press your circle into a VersaMark Ink Pad (see it online – 102283 ). Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder (see it online – 109130) and heat to melt. No more bleeding!
- Need a smaller monogram? No problem! I used Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download (122159) on this one. I added my letters into a project on My Digital Studio (learn more about this software) and then printed them so they’d fit in a 3/4″ Circle Punch. Don’t have MDS? NOT a problem! You can get the Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download and use it in ANY program… Microsoft Word, Photoshop Elements, etc. And there’s no shipping on Digital Downloads, AND you get it right away — instantly (see the download online).
Too much fun. These make terrific crafty gifts, or a fun weekend or spring break project to do with kids. You can even use the Circle Punches to cut out magazine photos or images that strike your fancy. There’s pretty much no end to the creativity.
We’ve been making these this month at several of my events — at Stamp Club with Meg which meets here monthly, and also at our January Demonstrator Stamp & Share Event. Don’t forget to let me know if you’re interested in learning more about all the fun we have as demonstrators!!
Oh, and yes, you can use these bottlecaps on cards or scrapbooking projects! Click here to see some other ideas from my blog.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet (Digital Download); Paper: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Soda Pop Tops, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Crystal Effects;