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What's new in October!

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit  #134797 Price : $29.95 Just started stamping and need a kit to get you started?  This is it.  Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade! The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in. The Everyday Occasions kit includes: * Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards * Twine, buttons & clips * Pre-cut paper embellishments * Mini

Resist Embossing with Direct to Paper and Cracked Glass Technique

This is a win, win, win card for me!  Two techniques and a masculine card!  And I really like this card!  This card is cased from Julie Davison, another demonstrator, but I changed it up with the colors and added the technique Cracked Glass - which works so well with this stamp set Clockworks .  See for yourself. Can you see the cracked Glass on the stop watch?  I love, love this card and it isn't that hard to do. Supplies: Clockworks Stamp Set CM #127292  WM #131973 Ink :  Night of Navy #126970; Gumball Green #126861; Early Expresso #126974; VersaMark #102283 and Soft Suede #126978. Paper :  Night of Navy #100867 ( 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4 );  Whisper White #100730 ( 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 & 2 1/2 square ;  Gumball Green #126840 ( 1/2 x 5 1/2 );  Crumb Cake #120953 ( 2 1/4 square ) Accessories :   Embossing Buddy #103083;  Gold Embossing Powder #109129;  Clear Embossing Powder #109130;  1 1/4 Circle Punch #119861; Demensionals #104430 and Sponge #101610. H

Crayon Resist Technique

Ah, so much fun to color!  Bring out the child in you with this technique.  It is so fun to do!  My main tip is to choose colors that blend well together and make other pretty colors.  Such as this card is using blue and yellow which of course makes green.  Try to avoid colors that turn muddy looking. Supplies: Stamp Set - Mixed Bunch WM #128442 CM #125537 Paper :  Bermuda Bay   #131197   5 3/8 x 4 1/8 ; Glossy   5 1/8 x 3 7/8 ; Whisper White   100730    (card base)   8 1/2 x 11 - scored at 4 1/4 Ink :  Bermuda Bay #131171 ; Daffodil Delight #126944 ; Stazon Black #101406 Accessories :    Sponge Dauber #102892 ; Word Window Punch #119857 ; Modern Label Punch #119849 ; Blossom Punch #125603 ; Delicate Designs EF  #127023 Vintage Trinkets #118764 ; Large Pearl #125577 Now check this video out . . . . . . . . . . Until next post, happy coloring!    :-) Next, a video on Emboss Resist with Direct to Paper and Cracked Glass Techniques!  Fun, fun,

New Photopolymer Stamps

Greeting From Photopolymer Stamp Set $ 13.95  #134621   Map It Out Photopolymer Stamp   $13.95  #134620   • Top-quality photopolymer that gives a perfectly stamped   image every time. •They're entirely transparent for perfect placement! . Can you say sticky? (don't worry; in a good way.)  These stamps stick   amazingly well to our clear blocks  •They're age tested.  They won't yellow or cloud up over    time.

Braided Card Technique with Two Toned Flowers

Absolutely love how this card turned out!  So fun and it has a couple techniques that I show you in the video below.  I used Stampin Up! Summer Silhouettes stamp set.  I think this stamp set is a little bit of a sleeper.  It just kind of sneaked up on me and now I really like it! The supplies I used are: Stamp :           Summer Silhouettes  CM #126447 WM #132082 Paper :            Night of Navy #100867; Island Indigo #122923; Whisper White #100730 Ink :                 Island Indigo #126986; Night of Navy #126970; Pear Pizzazz #131180 and                             Sahara Sand #126976 Accessories :  Large Oval Punch #119859; Scallop Oval Punch #119856;                       Oval Framelit #129381 Sticky Strip #104294; Sponge Dauber #102892                       Pear Pizzazz Ribbon #131208 and Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246 My card measurements:  card base - Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4                                                         

Clearance Rack!

  Who doesn't like a sale?!  Stampin Up! has posted new items to the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% on some of our products. Just push the button on the top right and go shopping!  Yea!!

Cascading Mixed Bunch Card

I got this idea from another demonstrator but I used another stamp and punch.  I love my Mixed Bunch stamp set and coordinating blossom punch!  Below is another version: I just thought it needed that Raspberry Ripple card stock to pop the colors out.  Which one do you like?  Here are my steps to create my card: My base is Whisper White card stock cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I cut off 1 1/4" off of the front then embossed with the Honeycomb  EF.  I stamped three flowers on a 3" by 5 1/2" Whisper White card stock and what they call fancy cutting.  Which just means you cut by hand and not a punch. Next I glued my flowers from above on the front of my card.  I did not have to be too particular because I later punched out some more flowers, put dimensionals on it and placed them on top.  This particular stamp set has three different flower patterns to choose from, so you can either use all the same flower as I did or mix them up.  He

The Chronicles of Narnia

Ahhhh, The Chronicles of Narnia.  This is the theme of my nieces homecoming.  They are going to have a party before their dance and asked me to create an invitation.  So we all worked together to create this:  Open the door to Narnia . . . . . . . . . . . And who appears?  Aslan the lion I used the Adorning Accents Edgelit (#125595) for the top of the clothes closet.  Woodgrain Embossing Folders (#127821) for the doors and added panels that we scored to pop the top up.   For the Lion we used Zoo Review stamp set (WM #128769 CM #122199).  The background was a wash using the blender pen (#102845).  We used Pear Pizzazz(#131180) and Marina Mist (#126962).  We later inserted all the info for the party.  Time, place etc. I hope they have a wonderful homecoming.  Have a great party and dance Katie and Megan! 

Faux Tile Technique

Love this technique.  So simple and fast!  It really looks like this was stamped on tile.  What do you think.  Please check the video below to see how I did it!  I used Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  This is such a great stamp set.  So versatile!  You could use it with any greeting from Praying for you to Happy Birthday.    Clear-mount #127805 Wood-mount #128751   Thanks for stoppin by!  If you need any supplies just press the shop now button on the top right hand side of our site. Please come back and see us any time!

New Envelope Punch Board is here!

Ever have trouble finding an envelope to fit your handmade card?  Well, here is your answer!  Actually 66 different sizes!   It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! It's super easy to use: It looks intimidating at first glance, but when you see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score you'll go crazy (in a good way). It's small and lightweight : It's small and light enough that you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere. It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes. It's easy to keep it all together ; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool