Stamping Tips & Techniques

Coffee and a Card Preview!

I was playing around with my inks and came up with a background that I really like.  It involves a bunch of layering, but each layer makes the final product look better and better.  Here it is!  IMG_0560

This will be one of the cards we will be making at our first Coffee and a Card!  Of course it looks better in person because photos never do the original justice.  If you would like to learn this technique (your choice of sentiments - Birthday, thank you, etc.) and make two other cool cards too, email me to sign up for Coffee and a Card on Saturday, April 15 at nine or eleven!  Space is limited, so when the sessions fill, they are closed.  A three month Coffee and a Card schedule will be posted after stamp camp next week.




Color Fuser's February Blog Hop! Ice Cream! You Scream! We All Scream for Ice Cream!


Love these colors!  So spring like!  Hop along with us to see the variety of ideas that this color combination inspires!  My card uses my favorite food, ice cream, to create a tasty birthday greeting!


I just cannot stop making these twisty cards!  I love using little pieces of three DSP's together.  I glue the the Designer's Series Paper on and the rest of the card just falls into place!  It almost designs itself!


Jump onto the next blog with the fabulous Patty Bennett!

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osbourne

Nicole Tugrul

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman - you are here

Debbie Henderson

A Sneaky Little Trick!

When designing and cutting out two color images with Framelets, I have discovered a little short cut and here it is!


Stamp the two parts on your desired colored paper.  Then trim one end to fit and glue together!  Third cut them both out together to save you time and effort!  Nifty!

My First Design!

Although this card doesn't look at all like Patty's card posted on Friday.  I did use her for inspiration!  I loved her hexagon sentiment so much that I used it on all four of my designs!  I loved how she backed it with another color and trimmed it to fit!


It's size is perfect for a lot of Stampin' Up's sentiment stamps.  I used the Celebrate words from 142098 Here's to Cheers, that is on the carry over list from the Holiday Mini and only available until June.  I will be posting the rest of my cards as my Tuesday posts in the next month or so.  I couldn't believe how easy it was to put these cards together after I had the paper on my cards and the tools cut out.  Here is the inside.  I am going to offer this set as product based class.  I have a bunch of tools left over and I just have to make more!  The Twisted Gate Fold Card turned out awesome!  Here is the inside of the card!