Totally Trees!

Totally Trees

One of my favorite NEW stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog is Totally Trees.  This versatile set features a tree from the tropics right along side something you might want to use for your Christmas cards.

The best part is this set is perfect for year ’round stamping.

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Here I stayed with just Early Espresso ink and made a quick background paper.   The sentiment is from You’re So Sweet and cut out with the banner framelit from the Mini Treat Bag.  One of my favorite things to do is…you guessed it-popping up with Dimensionals!  I use them whenever I can.

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Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners

Hi Papercrafters!  It has been a nice break to not blog!  Now that summer is here, I can channel my efforts into posting more often.

Creating is more in line with what I love to do.  While I don’t really mind the administrative end of this business, my Etsy Shop takes up alot of my time and so do my honeybees, garden…you get the idea.

Stampin’ Up! came out with a NEW stamp set called Thoughtful Banners.

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I used the NEW 2016-2017 In Colors to create this fabulous little sentiment on the front of the card.  While I did not use the coordinating punches below, this set is bundled for 10% discount as shown below.  The stamp set also coordinates with the Classic Label further down the page.

To add and interesting border, I grabbed the doodle stamp from Tin Of Cards and used that around the edges in the Archival Black.

I am loving the NEW In Colors, they are so fresh and fun.  I know you will like them as well.

Thoughtful Banner and Duet Banner Punch Bundle

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Classic Label Punch

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What To Do With Those Scraps!

What To Do With Those Scraps!

We all have them!  Yes, we do!  LOTS of scrap pieces of papers that we just can’t seem to part with.  We end up throwing them into the pile, some big, some small!

In case you didn’t know…?  Stampin’ Up! includes a list of all the colors from that Designer Series Paper pack.  It is easy to find what you need on a moment’s notice.

 

ButterflysAre you looking for some creative ways to use your scrap pieces of paper?

Here are 10 ideas to help you get started!

  1. Punch some paper using your small punches.  Make confetti!
  2. If you are a scrapbooker, punch small pieces and use them as embellishments and accents for your pages.  Remember your cards as well.
  3. If you have pieces that you can cut into 3 x 6, use them to make gift tags and/or cards.
  4. Line your envelopes using Stampin’ Up’s! Envelope Framelit.
  5. Shred some of it and use it to add to your super cute little boxes made with the Stampin’ Up! Gift Box Punch Board!
  6. Do you have the Big Shot?  Die cut letters using any die for your cards or scrapbook pages.  Make a alphabet garland using a large alphabet and coordinating printed paper.
  7. Are you into Mixed Media?  I am!  I love to create using leftover Designer Series Paper.  Check this out!
  8. Easter is coming!  If you set a table, make some napkin rings with your Spring paper.  Use it to add a seating tag!
  9. You can make small bows using Stampin’ Up’s! Bow Builder Punch.  Small patterns lend themselves to this idea! This one is pure genius!  Check out this video!
  10. Get creative for your kitchen.  Make some labels to organize your pantry items.

What other ideas do you have to use your paper scraps?!

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Bloomin’ Heart! | What I Love | Sale A Bration

Bloomin’ Heart!

Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean you need to put away all the heart stamps.  Or for that matter, heart thinlits, punches…etc!

 

Pink Heart

Don’t let this stunner of a thinlit die scare you away.  I have the perfect tool to get ALL those little pieces out of the heart.  The NEW Big Shot brush has answered my prayers AND it is so easy to use as well.

Check out the home office’s video on using this nifty tool!

The BIG SHOT BRUSH

Christine’s Tips:

  • Be sure to sponge the edges of the filigree heart.  You want to be sure that the die cut POPS when you adhere it to your cardstock.
  • I used Stampin’ Up’s! Fine Tip Glue Pen.  This is wonderful for adhering delicate cutouts, glitter or sequins.
  • One of my favorite NEW products is the banner thinlit found in the Large Numbers Framelits.  Yes, I find that quite versatile.  The bundle might be a little pricey, but it is well worth it considering the numbers that can be used on your cards, scrapbook pages and papercrafted projects.  Just sayin…

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I simply cannot get enough of that simple saying on the What I Love stamp set that is FREE during Sale A Bration.  That one sentiment has really made me happy this year.  Remember,  purchase just $50 in my ONLINE STORE and that set is FREE!

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And finally one more thing…I stamped the inside with “you.” and also with the Hardwood Background stamp.  To get a very light image, I stamped off on a separate sheet of paper.

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What I Love Crumb Cake-Stampin’ Up!

What I Love In Crumb Cake-Stampin’ Up!

 

Below is one of the cards that I completed.  Neutrals seem to be a go-to combination.

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I stamped in White Craft Ink and then added White Embossing Powder to heat set.  With a simple sponge dauber, I inked up in Crumb Cake and filled the centers of each flower.  Be sure to take a paper towel and wipe off the embossed image.  It will definitely make your image POP!

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Kraft FlatInside was simply stamped with “you.”  on a layer of white cardstock.  I am totally loving that leaf image when stamped underneath the word.  Add a coordinating Crumb Cake envelope and you have the perfect card to send to someone special.  One more thing to note,  this easy peasy technique works better with light colors.

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This terrific little set is FREE when you purchase $50 in my ONLINE STORE!

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