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Jessica Taylor

Setting Up Your Stamping Space

By | Getting Started, Organization | 7 Comments

Whether you have a full room, a corner or just a couple bins to hold your stamping supplies, it never seems like enough space.  Having too many supplies can actually bog you down and limit your creativity. So what’s the optimal set-up for a stamping space?  Recently I went on a craft retreat where I had the set-up below.  I had an incredibly productive weekend – made 34 cards while taking time out to read an entire book!   It’s a personal thing, of course, but this set-up worked so well for me that I wanted to share it with…

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Quick & Easy Teacher Gift

By | 3-D Items, Gift Ideas | No Comments

This past weekend I went on a retreat with seven other stampers and scrapbookers in Rockdale, WI.  The Craftin’ by the Creek house was beautiful and right across the street from the CamRock trail.   It was so peaceful and relaxing, plus I made 34 cards!  I shared some of the cards I made on my Facebook Page and on Twitter, so go take a peek.    To help get our creative juices flowing, we each brought a project for everyone to make.  Kathy brought this fun project that I’m sharing with you today… As the kids head back to…

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Cracking the Adhesive Code (Part 2)

By | Getting Started, Product Tips | 5 Comments

Which adhesive should you use on your project?  If you haven’t read Cracking the Adhesive Code (Part 1), you’ll want to start there.  Here are some more adhesive choices and what you should know about each. Glue Sticks are an economical choice for card making, but can get quite messy.  Anywhere Glue Sticks have square corners so that you can go all the way to the corners of your card stock, a must if it’s the only adhesive you’re using to keep your cards together.   The nice thing about using glue sticks on your card layers is that you have…

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Cracking the Adhesive Code (Part 1)

By | Product Tips | One Comment

There are so many different types of adhesive… which one should I choose?  With a wide range of adhesives available sometimes it comes down to what works best and sometimes it’s just personal preference.  To help you choose, here’s the low-down on some of my favorite adhesives.   SNAIL Adhesive is my go-to adhesive for card making.  A little bit goes a long way, so you don’t need to plaster it all over your card stock.  A little bit at the corners and along the edges will hold your card layers together nicely.  It’s easy to work with and not…

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A New Way to Use Your Punches

By | Big Shot, Cards, Techniques | 7 Comments

Usually when you punch out an image, you use the punched-out image on your project.  What if you switched it up and also used the piece of paper that you punched the image from?  Use the image left by the punch to create a negative-space window.  Place a piece of patterned paper behind the window to give the image color and design. Step-by-Step Instructions: Punch out butterfly image from solid color card stock. Center Circle Punch around butterfly cut-out and punch. Adhere patterned paper behind butterfly window. Embellish as desired and add to card or scrapbook project. This punch technique…

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