Herringbone Design

Herringbone

Do you have a ton of left over scraps of cardstock and Designer Series Paper?  Here is a great way to use up some of those scraps.  This is called a Herringbone design and it is very easy to do.  Instead of throwing those small pieces away, you can use for something like this.  For this card I used the Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks in Brights.  One of the reasons I love this paper is you get 4 sheets of different designs in every color Stampin’ Up! offers.  That is 40 sheets of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper for $21.95.  It is an awesome value!  There are even stacks for the In-Colors!

The stamp set I used is called A Dozen Thoughts which is a very versatile set.  It has a sentiment for just about every thought out there.  I love sets that can be used over and over.

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Wetlands Happy Birthday

Wetlands

I have to say I just love those little pipers running along the shore in Florida.  They are so cute so when I saw this stamp set called Wetlands, I knew I had to get it.  The Masking Tape Technique is perfect to go along with this set.  All I did was lay a piece of masking tape on an ink pad, rub it a little and then press it onto the card stock.  For this card I used Island Indigo, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is one I designed using the Photopolymer Stamp called Circle Monogram.  To finish off the background, I used a piece of Sahara Sand card stock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  There is still time for you to get this set free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!  Hurry, this offer is only good until March 31st!

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Emboss Resist Technique

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I used an old/new technique while making this card.  It is called Emboss Resist and has been around for a long time (hence the old) but I have never done it before (which is the new part).  I used a Photopolymer Stamp Set called Another Thank You.  I stamped it in Versamark and then used Clear Embossing Powder over the top.  Then I put a couple of drops of ink using the ink refills (Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay) on a plastic container and used my Aqua Painter to paint over the embossed sentiment.  The ink will not stick to the embossed part so the words show through.  I made the frame using our Oval Collection Framelits and just tied a bow of Linen Thread on the side.

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Some Stampin Up! Techniques

Here are a couple of videos made by Stampin Up!  The first one is a new technique you can use to dye papers or ribbons.

The next video shows you how to make a spiral flower using the new Spiral Flowers Originals Die.

 

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Sunburst Valentine

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Here is a Valentine Card we made at our January Club Meeting.  It uses the Sunburst technique that I showed you how to make HERE.  It is a really easy but fun technique that uses Designer Series Paper cut into rectangles and then cut in half.  The Designer Series Paper we used is from the Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks in Brights.  When you buy these stacks, the have 4 sheets of paper in every color so you will always have Designer Series Paper to match whatever you are making. 

The heart is a single stamp called Flowerful Heart Stamp and is only available until January 27th or until it sells out.  I used a Framelit from the Hearts Collection to cut it out.

Another Thank You

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This card uses the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Another Thank You.  I think this is my favorite of all the Photopolymer Sets because the stamps are bigger.  This particular stamp is really big!  First I stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Then I just took a Sponge Dauber and rubbed it on an ink pad and then on the card.  The ink goes on the card stock but not on the embossed words.  This is a technique called Embossing Resist (I don’t name these techniques.  I just do them!).  It was really quite easy and only took a few minutes.

Sunburst Mosaic Card

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Everywhere you look online these days you can see these sunburst cards so I decided I had to make one.  It definitely looks harder than it is to make.  As a matter of fact it was very easy to do.  I took 6 strips of Designer Series Paper called Quatrefancy Specialty Paper that were 1.5″ x 4″.  You cut each one out from corner to corner.  This next picture shows you how to lay the paper on your cutter to do this.DSC01284Then you just cut each piece and lay them on your card stock with all the points ending up in the same area.  Don’t worry if they are not exactly touching because you cover them with your sentiment (I used one from the stamp set called Really Good Greetings and cut it out using the Deco Labels Framelits).  Then just trim all the pieces to fit your card stock.

If you need more instructions, please feel free to email me.

Water Lily

Water Lily

Water Lily

One of the things I love about paper crafting is that even people that don’t have an ounce of creativity (like me!) can still make beautiful things.  I made this water lily using Stampin Up! paper, inks, punches and Framelits.  It only took about 15 minutes to make.  It was very easy to do.  I got the directions from another demonstrator, Susan Levasseur, who was so kind with sharing them with other demonstrators.

To make the lily, I used the Floral Frames Framelits for the pink petals. The inside of the flower was made with two punches.  The first one is Blossom Punch and the second one is called Boho Blossoms.  The lily pads were made using two heart from the Hearts Framelits and then embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  All of the pieces were sponged (yes, Buffy, sponged).

Flip Flop Card

Front of Card

Front of Card

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Card Open

I did a very short video to show you how the card works.  This is my first ever video so NO LAUGHING ALLOWED!

Just Believe

We did this card at our Club meeting this month using the stamp set called Just Believe.  This set is one of my favorites but unfortunately it is going to retire at the end of May.

To make the color background, you squeeze a couple of drops of ink refill onto anything plastic (I used the inside of an ink pad).  Then you take an Aqua Painter, dip it in the ink and lightly rub it across the paper.  I used Marina Mist, Pool Party and Old Olive in this card.  Then I stamped the images in Basic Black ink so it looks like a silhouette.

Just Believe

Just Believe