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Stamparatus Video

THIS will be a game changer for your stamping!

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​One of the most exciting things that was announced at Stampin’ Up!’s recent OnStage event was a new stamping placement tool called the Stamparatus. This is a MUST HAVE!! I love my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect stamp placement and to be honest I’ll continue to use it with my wood mount stamps, but the NEW Stamparatus will be a game changer for your stamping! What’s the Stamparatus? It’s a stamp placement tool that will rock your stamping world. Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it! ​Make multiples with ease Consistently…

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Sunflower Gate Fold Card

Mix it Up with a Gate Fold Card – It Opens in the Middle!

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Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up and try something new. Like a different fold for your handmade cards! Instead of opening up from the bottom or the side, this fun gate fold card opens from the middle… Garden Green card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 2-3/4″ from each end Sunflower paper: (2) 2-1/2″ x 4″ Oval Size: 1-7/8″ x 2-3/4″ Tips for making this card: Make sure your patterns line up. The easiest way to do this is to cut a strip of 4″ wide patterned paper then cut off two 2-1/2″ pieces and make sure you tape them…

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Painted Harvest Pretty Papers

By | One Sheet Wonder Cards, Techniques | 3 Comments

Happy Fall! I’ve been playing around with the Painted Harvest stamp set, experimenting with different color combinations and making pretty papers. Take a peek… (Quick tip: If you’ve got no sound be sure to click the volume icon in the lower right corner of the video.) If you’ve got the Painted Harvest stamp set or something similar, pull it out and experiment with different color combinations! Which one is your favorite? Here are the Supplies I Used in the Video: Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set [144783] Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle [146021] *Save 10%* Burlap Clear-Mount Stamp Set [143982] Ink Daffodil…

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Cards with Double-Sided Paper

Make the Most of Double-Sided Paper

By | Birthday Cards, One Sheet Wonder Cards, Techniques | No Comments

The thing about double-sided patterned paper is… How do you choose which side to use? Especially if you love both sides!!?! Oh the decisions. That’s why I thought I’d share some card ideas with you today that feature BOTH sides of a piece of double-sided paper! Now this won’t work with every piece of double-sided paper because you really need both sides to look good together and that isn’t always the case. However when both sides look good together, all you need to do is fold up a bit of the paper to showcase both patterns! One way to feature…

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Perfect Day Versamark Card

5 VersaMark Techniques: This Ink Pad is MAGIC!

By | Cards, Getting Started, Techniques | 8 Comments

If I could only have one ink pad I would pick the VersaMark pad. Hopefully I’m never in that situation, but in case you ever find yourself in a “give me all your stamp pads but one” life-or-death position, now you’ll know which one to keep. Whisper White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Peekaboo Peach: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Bermuda Bay: 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Circle Size: 1-7/8″ This ink pad is like magic. MAGIC, I tell you! It’s a watermark pad so that no matter what color card stock you stamp on it looks that color, plus the ink stays sticky long…

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