A while back, when the Holiday catalog was still brand new and exciting, I shared with you a bunch of cards using the Cup of Christmas stamp set and retired Christmas paper. This week, I thought I'd make some of the same cards, but this time, I'd use the Let it Snow and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. So, here are the same cards, but with a completely different look. It's amazing what a change in color and background paper can do!
And a few more with just the Let It Snow and Wrapped in Plaid papers...
I just couldn't resist playing with these poppies some more! I decided to make a set of four blank cards. These are perfect for sending a note to a friend just because you're thinking of them. I was inspired by the Global Design Project #216 to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the Designer.
The Painted Poppy stamp set will be available in the new Mini Catalog coming in January! If you'd like to receive one, please leave me a message or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will get one out to you!
Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Lansing, MI with about 1300 other demonstrators from primarily the Midwest. It was so much fun to meet other demonstrators, stamp, hear inspirational speakers, see new product, and get my hands on the catalog coming in January. It was a great Saturday!
One of the best parts though was swapping cards with other demonstrators. I thought you might like to see some of the cards I received from others. I'll share more next week!
Last week, I shared a video with you where I explained how to use the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to create fluffy cotton on the image in the Country Home stamp set. I love that the cotton balls are fluffy! But, when I got done and was putting the stamp set away, I looked at the other spray of flowers and thought how sad the cattails looked. They wanted a little fluff too!
So, I stamped the image and pulled the puff paint back out. I applied the puff paint with a paintbrush to the cattails, just like I'd done previously to the cotton. I heated the puff paint so that it puffed up. I filled in the holes and heated it again. Once it was all nice an puffy, I broke out my Soft Suede Stampin' Blend and I colored the puff paint! It did break down the puff slightly, but it still left a wonderful texture that is perfect for cattails!
In this video, I explain the different types of stamps, inks, and paper. I show you how to assemble unmounted stamps and how to ink up your stamps and put them to paper. At the end, I share a basic card that is perfect for beginners and seasoned stampers alike.
I hope you'll take a few minutes to check it out! If you have any questions on how to get started, I'd love to help answer them. Just drop me a comment or send me an e-mail: email@example.com.
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This weekend, I received my preview copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalog. It is absolutely AMAZING! Not only did I get the catalog, I had the awesome opportunity to stamp with a few of the stamp sets in the new catalog and even brought a couple home with me.
Wanna see? I thought so!
First though, if you'd like to receive your own copy of this catalog in December, I'd love to send you one! Just leave me a comment, send me an email, or head over to my Facebook group and leave a comment there.
This sneak peek has put me in the mood for spring. Too bad the snow has just begun to fly. I'll be sharing some more sneak peeks from the mini catalog in the coming weeks, but there are still lots of things to share with you from the Holiday Catalog before it expires in January!
Would you like the opportunity to see the full catalog sooner and to be able to purchase the new stamps and accessories in December? Consider purchasing the starter kit for these benefits as well as a 20% discount on all your stamping supplies. I'd love to tell you more about it!
In the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing a bunch of cards featuring fun folds. Today’s may be my favorite! This fold creates a 3D effect when you stand the card up so it looks a little like a picture window or a diorama. It’s super easy to make!
In this sample, the piece of Pacific Point card stock is 4 1/4” x 8. Score it at 1 1/4”, 2 1/2”, 5 1/2”, and 6 3/4”. Fold the two outsides into a z-fold by folding the center score marks towards the middle and then fold them back out on the outside score marks.
Cut it a strip of Pacific Point card stock to measure 5 1/2” x 1”. Lay your base card on the table with the folds on one side opened and the folds on the other side folded. Adhere the outside edges of the long strip to the two outer panels. It should lay flat like this as this is how you put it in the envelope. You can unfold the folded side to see how the card pops open to stand on a table or shelf.
To finish the card, cut four pieces of patterned paper to 1” x 4”. Adhere these to the outer panels. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 3/4” x 4” for the center panel. Add stamped images of your choice!
I just love the depth and texture of this fun fold card. I’d love to see your creations with it!
I would like to announce my first ever YouTube video featuring the Country Home stamp set and the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. I am excited to have another way to share projects and techniques with you in a way where you can actually see what I am doing!
In this first video, I show you how to apply the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint using a paintbrush for a more even effect. Basically, you pour out a little puddle of paint onto a clear block and then use a paintbrush to scoop some up and dab it onto your project. In order for the puff effect to work, you need to create little puddles of puff paint, so I show you how to apply it with a tapping method to leave a puddle of paint instead of brushing it into the cardstock. Then, heat it with a heat gun and watch it puff up! You can also go back and add a little more paint with your paintbrush if you don't get quite the puff you were hoping for the first time.
I also demonstrate how to create beautiful shading with the Stampin' Blends markers. These markers are so easy to use. Begin by coloring the image with the lighter marker. Then, color the shaded areas with the darker marker. Finally, go back over the whole image with the lighter marker to blend the colors together. You can keep going over the image until you have the desired darkness and effect.
You'll want to check out the video to see the puff paint and blends in action! I'd love to hear what you think about my first foray into the world of instructional videos; please leave a comment or suggestion below. As always, On Y Go! Let's get stamping!
Pear Pizzaz Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Whisper White Cardstock: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Soft Suede Cardstock: 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
Old Olive Cardstock: 3" x 4 1/4"
Old Olive Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 3 3/16"
Garden Lane DSP: 4 1/4" x 3"
But washi is perfect for making quick and easy cards! I love to layer cardstock on my cards, but all those layers take time. With washi, it's easy to layer colors and patterns. It sticks, but isn't super sticky, so when you put it in the wrong place, it's easy to peel it off and re-position it. And with the coordinating colors and patterns, you can layer strips on top of each other to create patterns.
So today, I pulled out my stash of washi and got to work.
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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