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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On Sale this Week: Polymer Clay, a Wonderful Embellishment

What do you think of these 2 cards?  Do you know what they both have in common?
Ploymer Clay embellishments 

Card Embellishment made with Stampin'UP!'s Polymer Clay Card Embellishment made with Stampin'UP!'s Polymer Clay

Polymer clay makes a great embellishment for several reasons:
  • Its easy to mold into shapes
    or roll out like cookie dough and cut into shapes
  • Its easy to color: just add a few drops of re-inker to make it match your paper and ink
  • Its not messy or wet
  • You can heat emboss it, add Crystal Effects and glitter
  • The "dry" finished project is still soft enough to go through the US mail

To shape the Polymer Clay- either press it into a mold or roll out into a sheet and cut with a scissors. Stampin'UP! does sell a set of 2 very cute molds - button shapes and flower shapes. And guess what, they're on sale this week too!

To color the Polymer Clay - just add a few drops of re-inker and squish until you get the color you want. HINT: keep your hands clean by squishing it in a plastic baggie. BTW: several re-inkers are also on sale this week.
Set of 2 molds (Button and Flower shape) for Stampin'UP!'s Polymer Clay    Stampin'UP!'s Polymer Clay being colored with re-inker
Button & Flower  Molds -  item #131272           The Polymer clay - item #130685

Here are the links to read more details about these 2 cards and their clay embellishments: 
. . . the heart card . . . or the candle card

Or click here to the rest of whats on Sale this Week.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Quilt Cards with Designer Printed Paper

Are you a fan of Designer Printed Papers? 

Designer Print Papers have lots of uses in papercrafting
  **They make wonderful backgrounds for scrapbook pages
  **Use them to add a splash of color to a card or project
  **Use the design on the paper as a focal point for your project

And with the Wisconsin Quilt Expo right around the corner here's another idea for using Designer Print Papers - Make a Quilt Card! Click here to see how I made the quilt card.
Leave a comment below if you know the name of this quilt design.

Quilt Card made with Designer Print Papers

I am really LOVING the designs in this year's Annual Catalog 
(pages 186-187 in the 2014 catalog)

Stampin'UP!'s 2014 DSP Designer Series Print Papers

Each package contains 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs (12 designs total)
which gives you tons of options for memory keeping and card making

Or try one of the Paper Stacks
smaller papers:  4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
more of them: 48 sheets total: 4 each of 12 double sided designs (24 designs total)
Stampin'UP!'s 2014 DSP Designer Series Print Paper Stacks

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last Chance for the Designer Paper Sale


Now through the end of July
Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale on Designer papers

We all know how to use pieces of DSP (Designer Series Papers)
to make color coordinated backgrounds and layers for cards like this
Thank-you card decorated with a punched butterfly and Designer Series Paper

But here's another idea

Stamp your image on some cute printed Designer Paper 
and cut or punch out the design
Voila! a quick and easy way to color your image.

 Card made with the image stamped on DSP (Designer Series Printed Paper)  Card made with the image stamped on DSP (Designer Series Printed Paper)


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Idea for Wedding Table Decorations

Table Decoration: Topiary Paper Tree
Here's a cute idea for table decorations. You can make these darling topiary trees with some designer paper, a styrofoam ball and the Spiral Flower die.

The topiary paper tree project was designed by Jarmila Vik of Las Vegas. Jarmila's special tip for this project is that she used a paper shredder to make the strips of Designer Paper.

Stampin'UP!'s designer papers curl easily with a scissors or bone folder. The papers are printed with different designs on each side.  And with a different complimentary design on each side you get some lovely coordinated contrast when you curl the paper. 

Stampin'UP! has lots of gorgeous designer paper to choose from. You're sure to find colors to match your event.  

And now through the end of July selected Designer papers are on sale: Buy 3 Get 1 Free!   

Table Decoration: Topiary Paper Tree with Paper Flowers made with the Spiral Flower Die

These trees were embellished with flowers made using the Spiral Flower die.  So quick and easy and it really adds some elegance to the project.  


The paper flowers make cute table favors too! Imagine a little candy Kiss favor by each person's place setting.  Such a cute idea for a wedding.

Table Decoration: Candy Kiss in a flower made with the Spiral Flower Die 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Texture Emboss Projects For an Extra "WOW"

Looking for a way to "WOW"?
Add some texture embossing. 
Here are some samples to show what I mean.

This first image shows a simple, beautiful way to feature a small stamp as the main focal point. The colors,  Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive are nicely balanced with matching inks and paper colors. The stamp is featured on coordinating punched ovals (the Extra Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch) and highlighted by a strip of matching paper.

By the way: these 2 cards were part of a series of posts I did on uses for scrap papers. You can read those original posts here.

Simple card highlighting a small stamped image, Card #1 of Simple to WOW

Now for the "WOW": There's really only 2 differences in the Jazzed up version. The horizontal strip of paper has been punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and the bottom part of the card has some texture embossing done with one of the Delicate Designs embossing folders (which happen to be on sale this week!)

Simple card highlighting a small stamped image, Card #2 of Simple to WOW


Everybody loves a sale, right? Did you know that Stampin'UP! has a sale every week!  New items are announced each Tuesday - which has become my favorite day of the week! 

Here are the items on sale this week. They always seem to come up with a nice balance of embellishments, and Big Shot accessories and a digital item.



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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I {Heart} Punch Art

Are you a fan of punch art?  I am, and I get really excited when a punch goes on sale.
The Full Heart Punch - which is retiring - is on sale this week.

Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

The idea of punch art is just thinking of alternate uses for the shape.  
Here's a few ideas from a recent class I did using the Full Heart Punch.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch


Here's a few more ideas from recent blog posts.
Click on the image and it will take you to the original post.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

Put 2 hearts together with a circle to make a bow.
Its used here as a hair bow, but you could use it for a bowtie too.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

Cut the heart in half to make a this cute bird couple.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

Combine the heart with a small oval punch to make this paw print.


Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Owl Punch
If you like the idea of punch art then
  sign up for the Owl Punch art Class 
Its this weekend. We'll be learning how to make 16 different things using the shapes in the Owl Punch

You have 4 options for times:
Friday afternoon - starting at 1pm
Friday evening - starting at 6pm
Saturday morning - starting at 9am
Saturday afternoon - starting at 1pm



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