Posts Tagged ‘Timeless Portrait Product Suite’
At Stampin’ Up! events, I often like to take a little gift to share with my LovenStampfuls Demonstrator group, and I wanted to share the brooch pins that I brought for Leadership in San Antonio last month. There were 10 of us attending (yay for a fun group!) and we had a great time.
I added layers of old denim between the Twitterpated flowers, and the whole pin is held together by an Antique Brad (see them online). The little Jewelry Tag Punch piece (see it online) adds an extra touch with the “friends” sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set (see it online).
Okay, I love my Simply Scoring Tool for all kind of projects, but when it comes to making Rosettes, I am completely in LOVE with the new Designer Rosette Die for the Big Shot!
Here’s a project I created for my current Stamps in the Mail Club Round, using the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and the Forever Young stamp set, plus the sweet single stamp, Elegant Thank You. The background shape is cut with the new Framelits Labels Collection.
The first time I put Designer Series Paper in this die, then folded the scores and ended up with a rosette in about 1.5 minutes… oh, I was in HEAVEN! Really, I think I did a little dance in front of my Big Shot to express my happiness.
Here are my tips for the Designer Rosette Die (see it online):
- For DSP, using the Extended Premium Crease Pad (see it online) on top instead of the top Cutting Plate was perfect. My crease lines were crisp enough to fold easily, and no white paper core showed through when I folded them.
- I did this small medallion with a 1.75 x 12″ strip of DSP — only one strip was needed. The score lines are a little further than 1/4″ apart, so it has a slightly different look than the 1/4″ Simply Scored rosettes.
- To attach the ends of the paper strip, I used Green-Lid Glue (aka Multipurpose Liquid Glue — see it online).
- To flatten the medallion and hold it in place, I used the Green-Lid Glue again. The trick is that the medallion isn’t quite flat on top, so I held the medallion down to make the back flat on my project (or on a punched backing circle) for a minute or two until the glue set. Since the medallion isn’t quite flat on top, it doesn’t work to set a book on top to hold it down til the glue sets. Make sense?
- I love that the die has a zig-zag on one edge, and a scallop on the other. That way you can cut a strip with either decoration, or just put your strip across the middle to make the ends plain. Just be sure to make the strip exactly straight across, or the folds won’t cooperate when you try to assemble the rosette. In fact, it’s probably more reliable to cut a full 5″ strip and then trim it into 3 pieces. But still — love the edge choices!
Eek! Okay, just writing about this, I’m getting excited about making more rosettes
You might want to know about sizes for the finished Rosettes, too. Here’s the range that I found:
- Use 3 full strips of DSP (5 x 12″ each) — finished rosette is 11-3/4″ wide. Perfect for home decor or a really big scrapbook page background.
- Use a single strip of DSP (1-3/4 x 12″) — finished rosette is nearly 4″ wide.
- Use a single strip of DSP (1-1/2 x 12″) — finished rosette is about 3″ wide.
Have fun with these, and watch for my upcoming Video Tutorial! And be sure to check out more of my Occasions Mini Catalog project ideas.
Okay, it’s been 2 weeks since I promised you a Video Tutorial on this project, so I think it’s about time. Did you see the Top Note Tri-Fold Cards I’ve been posting? (see them here) This is the one I shared yesterday.
Today I’m posting the Video Tutorial for making the Top Note Die shaped flap that is used here as the front panel.
The trick is to use your Big Shot Cutting Plates so that they only put pressure on a portion of your die. You could really use this trick for any die…I’m thinking it would look really pretty with the Snowflake Die. Hmm… I think I better get stamping!
What do you think? Want to give it a try? Be sure to look at the samples I’ve posted using this technique (see them here).
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Okay, I have been WAITING to share this card with you for weeks! Back at the end of September I went on a Demonstrator Retreat for a weekend and spent time stamping and creating and having fun. Sound like something you’d enjoy? You can still join my demonstrator family with the current FREE Big Shot special!).
While at the Retreat, I played with my new Shaker Frames (see them online), and the Triple Treat Flower Stamp (see it online). Yesterday I shared a basic Shaker Card with you… today’s card is a bit more advanced! The supplies are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online). The glitter inside is the Champagne Glass Glitter (check out some other projects with this fab glitter).
The stamp is one of my favorites… I’m just telling you, in case you haven’t seen it just about every other day on my blog for the past 2 weeks.
The Triple Treat Flower stamp is also featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club this round, which runs November through January. If you haven’t checked out Stamps in the Mail Club, be sure to click for details. In short, this is a chance to have ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies delivered to your doorstep, complete with exclusive Video Tutorials and printed instructions.
For this card, the directions are similar to yesterday’s Shaker Card, but instead of using a single circle Shaker Frame, I used one for each petal. Here’s a quick how-to photo, since a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Check out the Shaker Frames in the background–you can see where I used a Hobby Knife to cut the small circle so it would fit the petal of the Fancy Flower Punch that is a perfect match for the Triple Treat Flower.
Just cut 5 partial frames, and stick them to your punched flower & Window Sheet (you’ll have to cut the window sheet by hand–it doesn’t punch).
Oh, and this is a Top Note flap card… I packed a lot into this one, didn’t I? Here are the directions I posted for those, although I have a Video Tutorial that should be ready to post soon. I promised! The stamp set used inside is Elements of Style (see it online).
Whew. Looking for more ideas? I’ve been infatuated with the Timeless Portrait Product Suite lately, so here are a few projects made with those supplies.
Try saying that title 5 times fast! This card features the Forever Young stamp set (see it online) and my new favorite Triple Treat Flower stamp (see it online). The colors are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (check out some other project ideas).
Coolest thing about this card? I’m loving the Triple Treat Flower! The stamp is designed to match several Stampin’ Up! punches, like the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the Fancy Flower Punch that I used here. The Basic Black layer is actually on top of the River Rock layer, with a hole punched in the center to make it like a frame. We won’t make this exact card, but this IS one of the techniques that you’ll get to try at home when you sign up for my Stamps in the Mail Club (learn more about the Club).
The card is actually a triple-fold, with a Top Note shape cut at one end. Did you see my project (check it out) with this fold from earlier this month? To cut the Top Note at one end of the card stock, just place your Big Shot Cutting Plates so that the only part of the die covered is the part you want to cut.
Let me know if you have questions about the Stamps in the Mail Club — sign-ups are going on now for the Round beginning in November! (sign up or learn more)
It’s that time again! Yup, time to sign up for a new Round of my Stamps in the Mail Club! This Round (#21!) we’ll be featuring the fabulous Triple Treat Flower from the A La Carte section of the Stampin’ Up! catalog. I have to admit that this little flower didn’t draw my eye the 1st or the 5th time I looked through the catalog, but I can assure you that once I started stamping with it, the project possibilities were ENDLESS! If you don’t have this stamp in your collection, then Stamps in the Mail Club is the perfect chance to add it, AND receive ideas for using it!
So… What is Stamps in the Mail Club?
Delivered right to your doorstep–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 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 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!
Last week I shared a notebook that I’d decorated using coordinating items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (see it online). Today I have a card that uses the same set of supplies, including the Forever Young stamp set (see it online).
The card actually has a flap cut with the Top Note Die, and is covered with the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and has a bow from the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric. Did you see my project from earlier this week with a Designer Fabric bow?
To create the Top Note flap on this card, just position the Cutting Plates so that they cover only the part of the die that you want to cut. Not making sense? Hang in there — I’ll have a Video Tutorial to share next week!
Looking for fun Christmas gifts to make? Here’s one where your time and love show through, even though the cost is easily affordable. Step 1: Pick up a composition book on clearance at a big-box store (mine was $0.10). Step 2: Decorate with the Forever Young stamp set (see it online) and items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online).
- Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric
- Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
- Forever Young stamp set
- Antique Brads
- Vintage Trinkets
- Victoria Crochet Trim
- Champagne Glass Stampin’ Glitter
I have to say that until I sat down and played with them, I didn’t know how much I loved this color scheme! The colors here are River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. LOVE it!
Or are you a Digital papercrafter? This is a great project to create digitally — the products in the Timeless Portrait Suite are also available as Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio. And to make it even easier, you can order them all together as part of the Avant Garde Collection DVD (see it online).
So grab a few notebooks and start creating — this project is a fun vintage-y, collage mix of fabric, paper and trinkets.
Want to guess how many pictures I took at Convention this year? 300? 500? 1000? Keep going: I took about 1200. And I know demonstrators who took TWICE as many! There were so many ideas shared, and Day 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Convention started out with classes and ideas.
Here’s a great idea using the Milk Carton Die for the Big Shot to make a 6-sided box. Donna Griffith showed this one, created by cutting two Milk Carton pieces and trimming one panel from each.
Here’s another idea, using the corner of the Decorative Label Punch to create an ornate corner for layering.
There were several more stage walks, to celebrate demonstrators for their achievements in sales, recruiting and helping the demonstrators in your group to promote, and I was excited to be honored in each category. Here’s a shot of me walking across the stage with my stamping friend Lynsay Mahon. Stampin’ Up! has been a great way to make some fabulous friends!
We also spend time visiting display boards and touring the displays set up by Stampin’ Up!, highlighting each of the new Product Suites in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog (debuted July 1st). The detail and creativity astounded us!
The evening wrapped up with a “+Fun” class. The one I selected was the My Digital Studio Hybrid Class. We made a terrific calendar–watch for my Class & “To Go” Kit later this fall. Drop me an email if you’d like the details when they’re ready!
One last chance to hang out until way past bedtime. We gathered in the room of several fellow demonstrators to talk about the Holiday Mini Catalog (yay!) and all the creative ideas we could come up with for the new products!