Lovely as a Tree meets Dashing Deer

I cannot let this Christmas season go by without an appearance of the perennial favorite Lovely as a Tree Stamp set.  I have been associated with Stampin’ UP! since 2006 and this stamp set was available back then.  I heard a rumour that it was either designed or the brain child of Shelli Gardner’s sister, Vonna, both of whom co-founded the company back in 1988 ( we have spent the last year celebrating the 30 year anniversary) and that because of this it will never retire – who knows the truth of it but it is a lovely story 🙂

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Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – hints and tips

On page 213 of the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog are a variety of adhesives and one that is probably overlooked a lot but is one of the most useful ~ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet,  Today’s card is made with the adhesive sheet and there is a video giving you some ideas on how to use it as well as some tips for using it successfully.

My card features the Beautiful You Stamp set and my one of my favorites of the new colors, Soft Sea Foam which I have partnered with Merry Merlot – which made a great combination (even if it did not appear so at first!)

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Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stamping – Video Tutorial

This is the second of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features Hinge Stamping.  The Happy Birthday is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp set.

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.

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Flirty Flamingo and Beautiful Bouquet

In the next couple of days the 2017 – 2018 catalog will retire and so will some of the products within it.  Flirty Flamingo has been one of the In-colors for the last 2 years and it is due to retire too………….. BUT it is coming back in the new 2018 – 2019 catalog as one of the new core colors…. so Goodbye and Hello Flirty Flamingo!

I also reached out for one of my favorite stamp sets – partly because it has flowers and partly because it has some lovely greetings – if you are looking for a versatile stamp set….. look no further than Beautiful Bouquet. Continue reading

Embossing Paste Technique # 1 ~ Glitter video tutorial

When the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog was launched in June there was a new product tucked away on Page 201 ~ Embossing Paste!  It was on my first order and I was so excited when it arrived, however I was also excited about the other goodies that arrived in the same box!  I set aside the pot of paste and to be honest it went from my mind – especially as Christmas themes started.

I was tidying my workbench (it happens….. rarely but it does happen!) and there was the pot of Embossing Paste waiting patiently for my attention.  What fun I have had with this product, as I explored what could be done with it I thought a few video’s would be fun to share.

Today’s technique includes lashings of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!
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Blueberry Pie ~ party favors

I always think blue, silver and white as New Year colors ~ not exclusively though, as I also have a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments in those colors.

I wanted to make some party favours for New Year and decided to use an idea of Connie Stewart’s from Simply Simple Stamping to make them in the shape of a slice of pie,and since I was using different shades of blue I have dubbed it ‘blueberry pie’  Continue reading

September’s Stamp Camp Trio

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September’s Stamp Camp had three new designs.  The first in traditional colours with a contemporary design (thank you Connie Stewart for the inspiration!)  The second card featured a glitter encrusted tree in delicious Midnight Muse and Soft Sky card and finally the mellow greens of Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz with a silver embossed ornament just popping off the card.

October’s Camp brings three more designs, two are complete – the third is still on the drawing board.  October’s camp is on the 18th and 19th ~ you choose the  date that works for you – call me for more details and to reserve your place.

Not able to come to my classes?   ~  contact me about a kit.  Not into card-crafting but love my designs? ~ contact me about buying some completed cards 🙂

Card using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet

This is one of the cards from September’s Holiday Card Stamp Camp. It features the stamp set ‘lovely as a tree’, card stock is midnight muse and soft sky. The tree image was covered with the multipurpose adhesive sheet then dazzling diamonds glitter poured over the sticky surface. It gives a nice even coating of ‘bling’ and once stuck down ~ is going no where!

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