Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stampin’ # 2 – Video Tutorial

This is the 3rd in my series of short and sweet videos showing tips and techniques using the Stamparatus.  It shows another type of hinge stamping using the delightful Touches of Texture Stamp Set, stamping off technique using the Stamparatus and a little watercoloring

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show. Continue reading

You Light Up My Life – Fireflies in a jar

The Jar of Love Stamp set is one I have in my stash for a number of months – it just did not  get to the top of my pile of  stamps sets until the other day – as I took a close look I realized that it has such a lot of different themes and jars are very much in vogue at the moment – the other draw is it has the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits – making everything so easy to cut out! Continue reading

Watercolor Wonder from Stampin’ Up

I like to try new techniques and to revisit ones I have tried before.  Watercoloring a design on a card is hugely satisfying.  At first people are a little daunted by ‘coloring in’ but with the right tools it is very easy.  I wanted to feature how many different types of ink Stampin Up offered and the different ways they can be used, so I put together a stamp camp where we made 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and then to present them in a box which would make a great gift. Continue reading