Monday, July 29, 2013

Craft Room Goodies

I'm planning to give everyone a tour of my craftroom soon.  Hopefully you will be inspired by what you see.  These are Stampin' Up! blocks that are displayed in my craftroom.  More to come... 

Monday, July 22, 2013

More Negative Space Fun

I loved the first Negative Space card so much that I could not stop.  This card looks so nice... it works with any of the different colors of DSP.  Good way to use up your Stampin' Up! DSP

So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Certain Celery

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hershey NuggetsTreat

I used the Two Tag Die Cut to make this cute Hershey Nugget treat as one of my projects for my July stamping class.  Two Hershey Nuggests fit very nicely in side.

Marina Mist, Old Olive

Scored on the flat edge at 1 3/8 (1 1/4 + 2 lines), 2 1/2

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Featured Product

Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds

Simply pressed clay & buttons and blossoms clay mold is today's featured product from the NEW 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog.  What a great way to embellish and color coordinate your projects.  You can make any color button... how cool!


  • You can add color by kneading ink into it (be sure to wear gloves.)
  • After it is dry you can color it with markers, spray it with reinker using a Stampin’ Spritzer, or you can add some shimmer by spraying it with Smooch Spritz.
  • When using the Stampin’ Spritzer, please note the depending on how much ink to water/alcohol you have will determine the hue of the color.
  • For stronger, bolder colors use more reinker, and for softer, subtler colors use less reinker.
  • The clay embellishments can air dry and can be handled delicately within five minutes. The embellishment will be fully dry in thirty minutes. You can pop them into the freezer to speed up drying but please don’t put in oven; this will melt your molds.
  • To use the molds press a small amount of clay into the desired shape.
  • For the more delicate designs allow the clay to dry for a few minutes before trying to remove the embellishment.
  • You can create some fun accessories by taking advantage of the pliability of the clay before it’s dry by poking a hole in the top to create a charm.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Update on The Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform

UPDATE ON THE STAMPIN' UP! MAGNETIC PLATFORM: As many of you know, the response to the Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot has been ENORMOUS. Stampin' Up! went through what they thought would be a 13 week supply in just 3 weeks. Due to the backorder situation, the Magnetic Platform will not be available to purchase as of July 18 (12:01 a.m. MT). The Stampin' Up! supplier is working at capacity to meet the demand. It is expected that the platform will be available again in early fall.

If you have already placed your order for the Magnetic Platform or place an order before July 18, Stampin' Up! will attempt to fill your order with periodic shipments that are still arriving. Orders are being filled in the order that they are received.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July Stamping Class Projects

Here is a look at all the projects together from my July class.  I love the way everything turned out.  Especially the  lotion/shampoo holder with matching card.  Mini shampoo and lotion bottles are from the Marriott hotels.  Every time I travel I take some home.

Used the Stampin' Up! Box #2 Die Cut to make the base of the lotion holder.  The piece of cardstock inside the box I used as backing is 10.5 x 3.75 sheet...  score at 2, 4, 5.5.  (So Saffron, Marina Mist)

First try at a "Negative Space" card.  Love the concept...  Also tried it with the next two Butterfly Cards.
(So Saffron, Early Espresso)

(Island Indigo)

(Rich Razzleberry)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stamping Class Giveawy

Made these adorable class giveaways for the girls.  I used the Circle Scallop Die in Tangerine Tango and then used the Clear Circle die for the DSP cardstock layer.  Fold up, stable and hide the staple with a bow.

It's a great way to get rid of your retired DSP and make your class attendees happy!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Create Your Own Stampin' Up! 6x6 Paper Packs

I like to give the girls who attend my class a little raffle prize.  I have a basket with various crafting supplies that they can pick from.  Over the years I have collected tons of 12x12 Stampin' Up! DSP card stock.  Sometimes I have a lot of sheets leftover in the pack but I can't use it because it's retired.  So I came up with the idea of creating my own paper pack to use as one of my raffle prizes.

All you need to create your paper pack is a few sheets of retired 12x12 DSP (or current DSP if you like), one sheet of the cardboard backing from any 12x12 DSP pack, a tube of the Stampin' Up! Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a binder clips.

First I cut the 12x12 DSP sheets to 6x6...  you get four sheets with every one 12x12 sheet, so you don't need that many 12x12 sheets to put a pack together.  Then I cut my cardboard backing 6x6 - you only need two 6x6 cardboard sheets to use as the pack cover and the back.

I take the 6x6 sheets and put them together by lining them up with the cardboard backing.  I put a sheet of cardboard backing on the front of the pack and on the back.  I hold the pack together with binder clips on each side and then I rub the Tombow glue on the edge and let it dry for a couple of hours.  I like to leave it drying overnight.  The glue keeps the sheets together, but you can pull apart like a pad.

Sheets can be pulled out like a pad.  The glue keeps the pages together.

I created the cover labels in word and used the Stampin' Up! logo to give a little color to the front of the paper packs.

Enjoy and I hope this inspired you!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stampin' Up! Butterflies Die Cut

I came up with this idea when I saw a similar card using the Butterflies Die Cut in a past issue of Paper Crafts magazine.  I haven't used this die cut in a long time....I hope this card inspires you to try it. This is one of the projects I plan to have the girls make at my class this Friday.

Stars & Stripes Sunburst Card

I think this Stars & Stripes card is a great way to show the "Sunburst Technique".  It's also a great way to use your paper scraps.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Best of Shelli - July 25 Year Stamp

Every month during 2013, Stampin' Up! is combining some of our all-time-favorite stamps with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set.

Our July offering is...Best of Shelli. Who better to pick a “Best of” stamp set than the person who helped start Stampin’ Up! out of her garage 25 years ago? Shelli Gardner, our CEO and Cofounder picked her favorite stamp images from the past 25 years and helped combine them into a single set just for you!

Even better, this set includes a never-before-seen flourish image, and the flower image coordinates perfectly with the 3/4" circle punch (119873).

Don’t forget to check out the sets from previous months as well. They’re available all year - shop the 'Best of 25 years.'

STAMPIN' UP! July Promotion: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!

Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free! from July 1-31.

Offer Dates:   July 1-31, 2013

   •  Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).

   •  No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.

   •  Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.

These items don't qualify for the offer: Designer Series Paper Stacks, Specialty Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Floral Frames Collecttion - Stampin' Up! Frame-Lits

Stampin' Up! has such a great variety of Frame-Lits.  I want them all!!  They are so great for layering and I love the way this card came out with the Floral Frames Collection Frame-Lits.  Also used Stampin' Up! Delicate Doillies Sizzlits L.