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Tips for Using Fast Fuse Adhesive

By | Getting Started, Product Tips | 2 Comments

With so many adhesives on the market why choose Fast Fuse? Because it STICKS and it STAYS STUCK!!! Seriously. I’ve been using it more and more lately. Especially when I’m taping down card stock that I’ve embossed with an embossing folder. It really works. That said, it can be a bit tricky to use if you don’t know how to go about it correctly. To help you get started easily, here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! that you’ll want to watch… And if I may add one more tip for using Fast Fuse and any other double-sided tape: Add the…

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Personalized Gift Tags on Gifts

Personalized Gift Tags

By | 3-D Items, Getting Started, Gift Ideas, Product Tips | No Comments

It’s all in the packaging. Some pretty ribbon and a personalized gift tag go a long way to pretty up a package. These are the gifts that I gave demonstrators on my team when we attended Stampin’ Up! events across the country recently. Included are a “Hoping Your Day is Perfect” card made with a VersaMark background, a VersaMark ink pad and a list of 5 VersaMark techniques. It’s all packaged up in a gusseted cello bag and tied at the top with White Baker’s Twine. As I tied the twine into a bow I added a strip of Bermuda Bay sequin…

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Tips for Using Glitter Paper

Tips for Using Glitter Paper

By | Birthday Cards, Cards, Product Tips | No Comments

Nothing adds pizzazz to your cards like glitter paper! A little goes a long way but do you ever find it dulling your cutting blades or that your adhesives just aren’t sticking to it? Here are some tips to help you use glitter paper to it’s fullest potential. Stampin’ Up! calls it Glimmer Paper but no matter what you call it the surface feels and shines like glitter. It’s got a rough texture that can sometimes be tough to work with. Here’s what I’ve found works the best. Tips for Using Glitter Paper: When cutting your glitter paper turn it UPSIDE…

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Lift Me Up Card

Hot Air Balloon Card

By | Big Shot, Cards, Product Tips | 2 Comments

Card making is a great hobby for your own state of mind and it’s a great way to encourage and lift the spirits of other people too! That’s why I love this sentiment in the new Lift Me Up stamp set. It’s perfect for sending cards to long distance friends and family. Basket Weave Paper: 2-1/2″ x 4″ Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Peekaboo Peach card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ This card was one of many that I made for the January One Sheet Wonder Card Club. I started with the piece of basket weave paper. You can tear just a…

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Peach Birthday Card with Fresh Fruit stamp set from Stampin' Up!

We Age Not By Years, But By Stories

By | Birthday Cards, Product Tips | 2 Comments

I love the Fresh Fruit stamp set, but honestly this is one of those greetings that I’m just not sure about. How many times will I use “We age not by years, but by stories”? At least once! Striped Paper: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ Tangerine Tango: 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ Whisper White Note Card This is a note sized card so it’s a little bit smaller than usual. I recently talked about note cards here and how you can make your own. To give my peach a little dimension, I first inked it up in Peekaboo Peach ink and then I used a sponge…

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