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Archive for October, 2015

Snow or Spooky

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2015 @ 4:51 pm in Projects | No Comments »

One last Halloween card, and the same layout for Christmas.  This is a variation on the last post. Today’s Tips: -Again, I used the Seasonal Frames Thinlits dies and the Spider Web Doilies (fronts are black, backs are white).  The first card used the Rectangle Frame again.  For the second I used one of the […]

Spooky Halloween

Posted: Monday, October 26th, 2015 @ 9:43 am in Projects | No Comments »

I better get the rest of my Halloween projects posted!  These Spider Web doilies have been a lot of fun.  This was my make and take from the last Erie Area Demonstrators Meeting. Today’s Tips: -Cut out the rectangle with the Seasonal Frames thinlits die.  (See the last post for some more projects with this […]

Grateful Pumpkin

Posted: Sunday, October 25th, 2015 @ 4:58 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Here’s one of our October Card Class projects and a Christmas card with the same layout. Today’s Tips: Again, we are using the Sparkly Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Frames thinlits dies.  Some of the ladies stamped the Lighthearted leaves instead of the pumpkin face, for Thanksgiving.  We made a vellum frame with the Rectangle […]

Lighthearted Leaves

Posted: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 @ 7:28 am in Projects | No Comments »

I can’t seem to stay away from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. Today’s Tips: -For the first card, I stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock (best for watercoloring) in several colors.  Then I took my aquapainter and just smeared the colors starting at the lightest. -2nd card:  I stamped first, then used the Project Life pen […]

Lighthearted Leaves 2

Posted: Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 @ 8:56 am in Projects | No Comments »

Yesterday I showed you an easy way to add accents to an intricate stamped image.  Here’s another way – Bleach stamping.  There are 2 ways to use bleach in your stamping. Todays Tips: -Stamp directly with the bleach (using a piece of white felt or folded up paper towel as an “ink” pad).  Immediately wash […]

Lighthearted Leaves

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 @ 6:48 am in Projects | No Comments »

For 15% off, I would definitely get this stamp set!  I almost didn’t buy it, but am so glad I did.  This is a great set to play with.  It also coordinates with the Leaflets Framelits Dies.  I’ll show some fun techniques over the next few days. Remember the sale on all stamps is only […]

Among the Branches

Posted: Monday, October 19th, 2015 @ 12:38 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Among the Branches and the coordinating Woodland embossing folder have been a top seller this season for Stampin’ Up!  Unfortunately, the folder is backordered for over a month.  But there are still some fun projects you can make with just the stamp set. Today’s Tips: -If you have the folder, sponge on Soft Suede or […]

Your Presents

Posted: Monday, October 19th, 2015 @ 5:31 am in Projects | No Comments »

Your Presents is a fun stamp set from the Holiday Catalog to add to your wish list for the sale this week.  This set is great for the kissing technique.  Here are 2 cards I made at the Stampin’ Up! Convention with this stamp set. Today’s Tips: -For the first card – Ink the solid […]

Step it Up – Christmas Cards

Posted: Sunday, October 18th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Here’s another Step It Up combination I made using the Wonderland stamp set, this time with the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack.  Again, you could easily make multiples of both of these cards.  It doesn’t show in the photo, but I added gold Dazzling Details to the trees in the second card. Don’t forget […]

Free Stamps!

Posted: Sunday, October 18th, 2015 @ 5:43 am in Projects | No Comments »

I don’t want you to miss out on this rare sale on ALL Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  Check your wish list and stock up! Here is my own personal special to thank you for your business at this time. Pick one free stamp set from my huge collection of brand new retired sets for each […]