Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree

apple-birthdayThis all purpose set can be changed for each seasons, just by either by stamping or using seasonal Designer Series Paper.   Let us talk about the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  It can take you into Fall even though it has a summer feel to it.   The Happy Birthday is from the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set in Soft Suede.

Christine’s Tips:

  • Since Sheltering Tree is a Photopolymer Stamp Set, be sure to use the Piercing Mat underneath while stamping to get a crisp and clean image.
  • Keeping to Fall theme, I used only Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz Ink, taking my cue from the colors in the Designer Series Paper.
  • I cut the Whisper White layer at 2.75″ x 3.75″ and layered that onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock measuring 3″ x 4″.
  • As always, when I have horizontally designed cards, I cut my cardstock lengthwise on the 8.5″ side for a side folding card.

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Geometric Clean and Simple!

Over the last month, I have showed you a several ways of using the Geometrical Stamp Set and Bundle.    This layout is quite clean and simple and when you pair it with the sentiment of your choice, you have one knockout of a card.

Over on my Your Stamping Teacher Facebook Page, there were additional samples as well.

Best of all,  this card can either be  masculine or feminine.  The month of January  provided lots of inspiration with this wonderful and versatile set.  As an additional idea, keep the black cardstock layer and ink, change out the triangle colors!

 Clean and Simple Geometric

Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  All Stampin’ Up! Bundles are listed on the right side of my website.  Be sure to check out the offerings both in the Annual Catalog and the 2014 Occasions Catalog.

Clean and Simple Close Up

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Geometric Card Class

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Best Of Simple Saturday

Yesterday over at my Facebook Page,  I asked the burning question, “Would you like to see Simple Saturday return?”  Many of you emailed me directly and said, “Heck! Yes!”

As we transition to 2014 and close out 2013,  I decided to post some of your personal favorites along with mine in a round up of Simple Saturdays.

I have included a link to the original post so that you can enjoy and read about that card idea!

Summer Silhouettes

Simple Saturday

Do you remember, Beyond Plaid? 

Even though this retired from the Spring Occasions Catalog, think outside the box and use any background stamp of your choice.

It even has a masking technique that I think you will enjoy!

Elegant Butterfly and Beyond Plaid

Simple Saturday

 Simple Thinking Of You

Sweet Essentials

Get Well Simple Saturday

The most wonderful part of this card is that you can switch out the sentiment and the Designer Series Paper for just about any occasion.

Perfectly Penned

Be sure to leave a comment on this post to let me know what you would like to see in 2014!

I want to know what some of your New Year’s Resolutions are?!  Shoot me an email, I want to know!

Sending LOTS of  wishes to all of you for a healthy and happy NEW YEAR!

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Happy Gorgeous Grunge!

Happy Monday Morning to all! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

It is no secret that I have come to adore the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, both for it’s versatility and ease of use.

Who would of known that blobby things, lines and dots would make me happy in my minimalistic and uncluttered world?!  Are ALL those official words?!  And the best part of this card was the fact is was so quick and easy!

Today’s card colors are picked up from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper and not to detract from the overall design, I kept the sentiment simple from the Label Love Stamp Set that pairs with the Artisan Label Punch.

Gorgeous Grunge
Your Stamping Teacher Tips:     Try cutting the Basic Black cardstock  at 1/8″ instead of 1/4″ to minimize the edges.
Gorgeous Grunge 1

Now go and stamp something…and of course, share it with us….


Magnificent Maple

Happy Monday morning!

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12 Weeks Of Christmas

Magnificent Maple and the Reverse Masking Technique.

I am back again using my NEWEST acquisition, the Magnificent Maple.  I wanted to create a Fall themed card without using the traditional colors of the season.

While I was at it, I used my Window Framelits to create that gorgeous masked background in Old Olive.  Then I took my Gorgeous Grunge and my Magnificent Maple leaf and stamped over the background.

Black Magnificent Maple
I am really having a blast with the Magnificent Maple!  One stamp, so many options.
Black Magnificent Maple Close UpOnly 6 days left to take advantage of September’s Hostess Code


Now go and stamp something….


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