Stamping Tips & Techniques

WIshing You Well - What's New At Stampin' Up! Blog Hop!

Hello Again!  Thanks for joining our blog hop!  We are a group of demonstrators from around the world that are HOPPIN' with new ideas with sets from the new Holiday Mini Catalog!  The set I used this month is a real sleeper!  You could just slide right by it when you are looking through the catalog, but oh my!  Does it make the best cards and they are quick and easy!  Just one stamp makes lighter and darker images that makes it appear as if some leaves are behind the other and the bow looks just like see through lace.  One note of caution though, use a light touch and do not overload the stamps with too much ink!  Follow those rules and you will adore this set and its sentiments!



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It's Like Magic! Reversible Broadway Bound Paper Makes an Awesome Card on Either Side!

I know!  I know!  Where have I been?  Gone, is the answer!  Retirement just offers too many fun things to do and I want to do them all! Travel, travel, travel and fun, fun, fun! The card below is one we made this summer at one of my Coffee and a Card classes.  I gave everyone the DSP and cardstock to make the card but I did not give them the materials to make the outside of the banner or words.  I had one card like below and one in a gold version and asked them to pick which one they wanted to make.  If they picked the gold one, I gave them a pieces of gold for their banner and words, but if they wanted the red and green, I gave them a piece of black for the banner and green for the words.  Those that picked GOLD always said, "But you didn't give me the DSP to make the gold one!"  I said, "Turn your DSP over!"  And Ta DA!  The materials for a gold card.  I LOVE the Broadway Bound DSP!  Try it!  You will be amazed!


Sooooo Cute!


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Sweet and Simple

This was one of my favorite cards I made for the display boards!  It uses the wood grain DSP and Swirly Scribbles Thinlets to cut the curve.  The circle dies cut out the perfect windows for the stained glass vellum.  I love the fact that you can cut little pieces out of the Graceful Glass Vellum and make tiny windows.  I colored these with the Stampin' Blends in the front of the card.  


So Exciting!

I was honored to be selected as a speaker for On Stage - Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Center!


I was challenged to share how I run my business as well as share the Graceful Glass Suite with the audience.  I created twenty projects with the set and found it so much fun to play with!  I will posting quite a few of the samples on my blog in the near future.  Some I am saving for my free open house, Product Purchase Class as well as Coffee and a Card.  The first I will post are my 3D samples.  The first of which I forgot to bring to On Stage, so this is my first time sharing it!  The second uses the acetate boxes!