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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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Minneapolis OnStage Card Swaps

OnStage Minneapolis Card Swaps

By | Cards, Stampin' Up! Events, Videos | 3 Comments

Lots of card ideas for you today! One of the best parts of attending any Stampin’ Up! sponsored event is card swapping. All you have to do is come up with one card idea, make a bunch of that same card and then you swap with a bunch of other people that did the same thing. Go with one card idea… come home with many!! Earlier this week I did a Facebook Live video showing off my swap cards. I also give a quick tour of my NEW craft room! I’m still in the process of moving in but we’re definitely making…

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Perfect Day Versamark Card

5 VersaMark Techniques: This Ink Pad is MAGIC!

By | Cards, Getting Started, Techniques | 4 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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Best Guy Ever Tie Dyed Card

Best Guy Ever Tie Dyed Card

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I’m currently in Minneapolis with the Best. Guy. Ever. Truth! He’s my husband aka driver and he brought me here for some stamping time at a Stampin’ Up! OnStage event. Plus he never minds that our entire house is covered in glitter. This card is perfect for him. Pacific Point card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Tie Dye Paper: 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Whisper White: 1-1/2” x 2-1/8” Cucumber Crush: 1-11/16” x 2-5/16” and 2-3/4” x 5” This card is old school. Why? I didn’t use a punch or even my Big Shot. Say what? This is the kind of card that you…

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Card Making Basics: Types of Stamps

Card Making Basics: Stamps

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This month we’re going back to the basics – card making basics. While there are a gazillion different folds and techniques you can use to make cards, if you don’t have the basics down then you are going to get frustrated trying new things. So to start we’re going to talk about stamps. To me the basic tools of card making are stamps, ink and paper. Sure there are lots of other tools that make things easier and more fun, but you’ll at least need these 3 things to get started. There are so many different kinds of stamps now that you…

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