Monday, July 29, 2013

Stampin Tips

After stamping for a few years I have come up with or heard from others a few tips I would like to share.  Stampin Up started having framelits over a year ago, I believe.  I love them, but I am a very visual person.  Out of sight out of mind.   So........

  1. I purchased a poster board and covered it with paper.  I then purchased Adhesive Magnetic Sheets from Wal Mart.  These framelits stick to this and they are on my wall in my craft room.  Love this, so handy and it looks good too!  I do keep the cases with a magnetic sheet to put these in if I need to travel with them.  Notice that I have room for a few more.  Better get shopping!   :-)

2.  Rub wax paper over card stock before you score it.  It scores so much easier and smoother.

3.  CLEAR MOUNT STAMPS - I love them but many people have trouble with them falling off their block and ruining a project.  Some say not to put the plastic picture on the stamp, but again I am a very visual person.  I need to see what I am stamping.  My solution is to take a glue pen and put small circle or dots all over the picture of your stamp.  Let it dry overnight and you will not have trouble with them falling off again.  This really works and I can still see a picture of what I am stamping.

4.  When you receive your clear mount stamps, save the backing or rubber that you punch your stamps out of.  Keep it in your case.  This way you know at a glance if a stamp from your set is missing.  It also keeps it neat and organized.

Do you have any to add to this list?  We all want to know.

See you soon, hopefully with a video.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Techniques used with Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set.

 Had a lot of fun today making cards with this one stamp set.

Sponge Technique

Markers, Acrylic Blocks and Watercolor Paper

 Acrylic Blocks and Ink

Ink and Aqua Painter

I had lots of fun today making cards.  My favorite hobby!  I will try to do videos soon on the techniques I used on these cards.  Hope you enjoy them.  I will be back soon with a video.
I tried to make a video on a couple of these techniques, but I ran down the batteries on my camera.  : -(       I will try to get this done in a couple of days.  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Promotion 


Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

  • The Fine Print: Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.  Please add my name Toni Burge as your demonstrator.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).
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Correcting Errors - Hmmm I like that!

When I cut this down to fit the card stock, one of the corners tore.  So I used the corner rounder punch but it was still torn; so I used it again and I got this effect.  I like this, what do you think?  Do you see the small strip of Pool Party  card stock on the bottom?  I usually throw this away as unusable scrap.  But hey why not, right?  I like it.  It is always good to find something new (even if it is by accident)  Just thought I would share.  What do you think?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Drum roll please! Spinner Card! Ta da!

So easy but such a wow!  I will have a video soon for this very fun card.  I used the following Stampin Up products:  It spins, it really does!  Love, love, love it!

Blossom Punch#125603 Blossom PunchMixed Bunch - Clear-Mount Stamp

  1. Mixed Bunch Stamp Set WM #128422 and CM #125537
  2. Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots #117335
  3. Embossing Folder:  Needlepoint Border #129383
  4. Paper:  Pink Pirouette #111351
  5. Paper:  Early Espresso #119686
  6. Ink:  Early Espresso #126974

Order anytime on our online store.  Thanks everyone, until next post have a great day.
I have to remember where the camera is!   Hopefully I will do better next time!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stampin Shadow Technique

Supplies Used:

Create A Cupcake - Clear-Mount Stamp

My Friend - Clear-Mount Stamp

  1. Stamp:  Create A Cupcake WM #128520 CM #121982
  2. Stamp:  My Friend WM #128670 CM #122587
  3. Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
  4. Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138
  5. Embossing Buddy # 103083
  6. White Embossing Powder #109132
  7. Heat Tool #129053
  8. Pearls Basic Jewels #119247
  9. Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
  10. Ink:  Old Olive #126953
  11. Ink:  Bashful Blue (retired) Soft Sky #131181
  12. Paper:  Whisper White #100730
  13. Paper:  Old Olive #100702

Monday, July 1, 2013

Buy 3 Get 1 Free - Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

Who does not like to get something free?  This is a pretty cool offer from Stampin Up!  Buy three of their designer series paper and get one free.  Please browse through the catalog on our blog pages 150 - 154.  It is a 10.95 dollar savings!

 Look what you can do with Designer Series Paper!  You can use up your scraps with this card too!

 Cut 8 - 1" squares.  Four of each design.

 Cut all 8 squares on the diagonal.

 Cut a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  (You will trim this down later)  Use a ruler to start the star in the middle.

 Continue alternating designs or colors.

 Until you make a square.

For the points of the star use the same color or pattern and continue with the straight line of the square.
Before you go any further, cut your star down to size.  About 4 x 4 1/4.
This is very important because it is hard to cut after you emboss it.  (You could always cut by hand, but what is the fun in that?)

 I used Stampin Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder  #119976.  Just put it through the Big Shot #113439.

 Looks like a square in a quilt, don't you think?  Now just attached this to your card stock - 4 3/8 x 4 1/8.  Put this onto your base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  Add your sentiment, you are done!