Stamparatus ~ Repeat Stamping Video Tutorial

This is the sixth of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features repeat stamping using the Eastern Beauty 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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Subtles and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper

Last Thursday and Saturday I shared some projects using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper ~ I am so taken with the paper I used it again for my July customer thank you cards.

In July I hosted a Designer Series Paper Share and although it did not include any of this ‘lacy’ paper it did include the newly introduced 6 x 6 color collections for each of the color families, and I want to show what can be achieved with a 6 x 6 piece of paper.

This is double sided paper featuring ‘formal’ stripes and polka dots and ‘casual’ polka dots and stripes – so my cards have featured both sides of the paper and I chose to use the ‘Subtles’ collection.

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Multi-layered Cards ~ Petal Garden DSP

These are the last of the multilayered cards I made last month as thank you cards for my lovely customers – and wouldn’t you know this paper retired just last week! but I want to share them anyway as the technique will work for any of the new DSP packs in the 2018 – 2019 annual catalog.

The design is inspired by an idea from the UK demonstrator Pootles and it appealed to me very much – but instead of cutting up my DSP I used the scraps that were left over from previous projects. As a result I made about 2 dozen cards in total and although they followed the same formula every single one is different.

I set myself a couple of rules, the layering pieces of card must be the same color as the card base and each card needed to have 3 pieces of DSP.
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Multi-layered Cards ~ Naturally Eclectic & Fresh Florals

This is the 3rd set of multi-layered cards I have shared – I just loved doing this technique and as I finished each set I was looking for more scraps of DSP to create more cards.  It is kind of like doing a One Sheet Wonder – but using pieces that were already cut and in my stash.

I was inspired by a  post from Pootles, a UK demonstrator, where she had taken some Designer Series Paper and cut it up to create a number of very pretty layered cards.  Instead of cutting up my DSP I used the scraps that were left over from previous projects. As a result I made about 2 dozen cards in total and although they followed the same formula every single one is different.

I set myself a couple of rules, the layering pieces of card must be the same color as the card base and each card needed to have 3 pieces of DSP.

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Multi-layered Cards ~ Eastern Palace & Delightful Daisy

Last week I shared some cards I had made from  scraps of Designer Series Paper, I rarely throw away my off-cuts and after I had seen some cards made by  Pootles, a UK demonstrator, I was so glad I had not.  She had taken some Designer Series Paper and cut it up to create a number of very pretty layered cards.  The idea appealed to me very much – but instead of cutting up my DSP I used the scraps that were left over from previous projects. As a result I made about 2 dozen cards in total and although they followed the same formula every single one is different.

I set myself a couple of rules, the layering pieces of card must be the same color as the card base and each card needed to have 3 pieces of DSP.

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Multi-layered Cards ~ Pick a Pattern DSP

Last week I was ‘letting my fingers do the walking’ (showing my age quoting the old Yellow Pages advert!) and came across a post from Pootles, a UK demonstrator.  She had taken some Designer Series Paper and cut it up to create a number of very pretty layered cards.  The idea appealed to me very much – but instead of cutting up my DSP I used the scraps that were left over from previous projects. As a result I made about 2 dozen cards in total and although they followed the same formula every single one is different.

I set myself a couple of rules, the layering pieces of card must be the same color as the card base and each card needed to have 3 pieces of DSP.
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Background Bits Card ~ Technique and Tips

I have wonderful customers who shop for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me – I am deeply grateful for their support and honored they choose me as their demonstrator.

I like to send each of them a thank you to show my appreciation – sometimes I choose to share them on my blog.

This card is based on a design by Jenny Peterson – I just added my own little creative twist 🙂 and as I was making it I realised it had a number of different techniques or features that would benefit from explaining a little, so I switched on my camera.
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Eastern Beauty…… just 2 more……

I did say last week I had a couple more cards made with the Eastern Palace Suite to share – the stamp set, dies, designer paper and embellishments are just too pretty not to use again and again ~ the lovely jewel tones keep drawing me back, so much so I had to buy another pack of the paper and those gold stickers.

You can check out all of the products in this suite on page 19 of the 2017 – 2018 catalog ~ don’t have a copy?  Just leave me a comment and I will get right back to you. Continue reading