We’ve been ready and waiting for Stampin’ Up! to release their new and improved alcohol-based markers, and they are finally here! Stampin’ Blends are available in light and dark pairs, single markers, or as a whole set!
I’ve been playing around with these for a little while, and today I want to share with you a video tutorial for a quick birthday card using these new, fabulous coloring tool:
You’ve Got Style has been a very popular set in the recent Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and today’s project features these funny old ladies! Watch the video below to learn how to put together this quick and fun birthday card for someone who’d appreciate a laugh:
I chose Melon Mambo as my accent colour for the black and white base, but of course, you can choose any colour you think your friend would love.
Take a few minutes to see how quick this one is to finish and how to colour her up in no time:
I hope you are enjoying the long weekend! Today’s share is a long one, but with lots of resources and goodies! Please have a read all the way to the end. All the card samples are using the new Colorful Seasons Bundle.
I want to introduce you to the five new Stampin’ Up! colours:
Please meet Fresh Fig:
From top to bottom, the colours used here are Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig. The flowers are in Fresh Fig as well. Fresh Fig is a very rich, dark wine sort of colour.
Please meet Tranquil Tide:
From top to bottom, the colours used here are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tranquil Tide, and Always Artichoke. As demonstrated in the video below, Tranquil Tide is very much an “in between” colour. It will definitely change character depending on which colours you use it with!
Please meet Berry Burst:
From top to bottom we have Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig. The chair is also in Berry Burst. This colour is a purple-pink with a good amount of vibrancy.
Please meet Lemon Lime Twist:
I predict this will be the most popular colour of the five! Think fresh granny smith apples here. From top to bottom, I have used Lemon LIme Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke. The leaf is also out of Lemon Lime Twist.
Please meet Powder Pink:
Colours from top to bottom are Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, and Rose Red. Powder Pink is soft purpley-pink, perfect for subtle projects or perhaps baby cards.
Happy first day of June and the first day of our new Annual Catalogue! I had a great deal of fun putting through orders (mostly for myself!) this morning. There is nothing quite inspiring like a few new toys!
Please also note the gorgeous, fantastic, versatile Wood Textures papers used here! How I love these! Wonderful with flowers, masculine, teens, baby — just anything at all! I encourage all of you to put these beauties on your first order!
The front panel of the card features a window, which I encourage you to watch the video below to see just how I did that to create the matted frame. The second layer of the card showcases a second wood print with a bit of stamping.
The Happy Birthday Die makes for a more interesting window here, but also consider you can cut the two words apart and use them separately for even more versatility!
Please take a few moments to watch my video and see how to make a card like this:
Thanks so much for stopping by – I appreciate each and every one of you! I hope you are enjoying the new catalogue and I look forward to another Stampin’ Up! year of inspiration, laughs and fun! Please join us for a class!
Do you ever wonder which adhesive to use? Or how to use it?
Stampin’ Up! offers a range of adhesives, and each has its advantages and purpose. I’ve created two resources that I hope will be of use to all adhesive users:
A video tutorial on how to use each of the STampin’ Up! adhesives. I admit it – I’m a bit OCD and I want you to get the best value out of your resources. I held an event recently and was surprised to find all three pairs of my scissors absolutely stuck shut by improper use of adhesives. I hope this video will answer a few questions and help you get more value out of your products:
2. I’ve also created a downloadable PDF file all about Adhesives. Here I’ve detailed out the pros and cons of each as well as provided a chart with suggestions for “best use” situations for each adhesive. Of course, this list is not 100% comprehensive, but I think will cover the general paper crafter’s questions:
I hope you find both of those resources useful and helpful! I do keep my ears open when I am teaching. I want to know what you want to know! If there is a resource you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know and I will put it on the list.
Thanks for stopping in to see me today! If you need any adhesives, you can order them at any time by emailing me or by using my Online Shop.
P.P.S. This weekend is our big OnStage training days. This is where Stampin’ Up! corporate offers training and new product introduction for the upcoming catalogue in June! We are all so excited to see what’s coming – can’t wait to share with you when we are allowed to share publicly!
Everyone loves a fun, happy birthday card that is quick to put together! I loved this Cake Crazy stamp set from the moment it was introduced to us at our Stampin’ Up! OnStage training last November.
Today I want to share with you a bright birthday card that I think just about anyone at any age would enjoy:
Oh how fun it was to build up that cake in different colours! I had several goes at it – all of which look great, but this version is my favorite for now.
The Cake Crazy cake layers are designed to be on a lean, so you can create your cake to be somewhat straight or go deliberately on a lean. It definitely has a Dr. Seuss look to it.
I chose to go bright and rainbow, but of course, this project could be done in more subdued colours to create an entirely different look. I think I will give that a go soon.
Please watch and enjoy the video below! This is just me stamping at home sharing with my fans!
I have made up some packs for kits which include the card base, the whisper white panels, the basic black panels, the strips of black and white paper (may be some different prints too), black twine, and the black sequins. You need to provide the stamps and the inks (or order them).
Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share with you a project I’ve wanted to try for a while now – a debossed card using one of my favorite stamp sets: Cool Treats.
I love how fun and fresh these images are!
This project starts out using the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders to create a valley on the Whisper White cardstock. On this sample I’ve used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, and Pool Party.
I did a few different colour versions to show that this can be done for either gender or any age. For someone more sophisticated, I’d choose very soft colours, for example. But who doesn’t like ice blocks or at least have warm memories eating one?
This colour combination is So Saffron, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder. I’ve also switched the card base to Pool Party.
All the images are from the Cool Treats stamp set. This can also be bundled with the dies for a discount, which are very useful for future projects.
This project is March’s Birthday Club project – purchase kits of this project, pre-cut and ready to go! You can purchase just the kits or with the stamps, dies, and folder!