Category Archives: How-To’s

Sour Cream Thank You Container

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Hello everyone 🙂

Yesterday was a busy day for me, yet, in the afternoon, I managed to sneak off and create a little thank you package.  The package is called a sour cream container.  It is an easy package to make and all you need is a small sheet of paper or card stock 4.5″ x 6.5″

Conveniently, and for mine, I used a pre-cut sheet from the Fresh Prints Paper stack.  Perfect weight and size.  I’m including a short video so you can watch how to make it.

And my creation…

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Recipe:

  • Stamp set: It’s a Wrap Occasions
  • Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (only available until June 1 – other patterns will be available after June 1, 2014)
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush; Pool Party
  • Punch & Sixxix dies: Curly Label; Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
  • Embellishments: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon; stapler/staples; paper crimper (optional) — picture shown uncrimped
  • Adhesive: dimensional; glue dot; sticky strip

 

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How to Get your Acyrlic Blocks to Stick to your Stamps

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This has been an ongoing issue for me.  I had invested in the block collection and was only buying the clear mounted stamps.  The stamps kept falling off the blocks.  I’ve wasted countless pieces of cardstock and have ruined near complete cards due to inked stamps falling off in the middle of stamping.  It got to the point where I stopped buying the clear stamps.   I would avoid using them on a project, and when I  did, I didn’t bother with the block, only using my fingers or rolls of tape.

But!

It looks like that’s all about to change 😀  The trick is to NOT adhere to graphic sticker on to the stamp.  Just pull the stamps out of the sheet, take off the backing and that’s it.  Works like a charm and they are super clingy!  As for the graphic stickers – I’ve been sticking them to the inside of the case.

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Thursdays Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

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Hello everyone! It’s a gorgeous, sunshiny day here.  Feels like the first one in ages and I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it.  But first, I want to share this weeks technique.  It’s really cool!

Told ya!  How cool is that?? A card that looks like tiles!

I’m making my own version to post over the weekend.

My tip this week relates to colour theory. 

Having a background in art and design, I have taken several courses in colour theory and design principles.  Understanding colours and how they relate to each other; using the feelings they purport to invoke along with choosing combinations based on the impact they will have – to the viewer/wearer or the design itself is really fascinating and makes for a very interesting course.  So, if you get the chance, I highly recommend learning about colour theory and design principles.  Or.. come to think of it — stay tuned to my blog.. I think I might add a new section on those topics.

Anyway.. back to my tip.

Roy G Biv!

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A name easy to remember and an acronym for the colours in sequence in the rainbow.  It also help to remember when you’re placing multiple colours side by side on your card/scrapbooking projects.  These colours in sequence: red; orange; yellow; green; blue; indigo; violet; red; orange and so on..  whether backwards or forwards, you’ll have the most pleasing to the eye colour flow if you place the colours in sequence based on Roy G Biv.

A card example using Roy G Biv, made by a fellow demo, Carey Escobedo:

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Click image to visit Carey’s blog

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How to Make a Bow from Four Ovals

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Hi Everyone

I had someone ask how I made the cute bow on my 3×3 Thank you card (found here.)  The instructions are from a fellow demo, Penny Smiley.  I also used the extra-large oval punch but any size or by hand will work.  I hope you enjoy.

Punch out four ovals – mine were using the Extra-Large Oval Punch, but any size will do.

Fold two of them in half and adhere using a Glue Dot.
Cut a “V” from the remaining two as shown.

Adhere the two sides of the bow as shown using Glue Dots. Cut a 1/4″ strip for the center.

Adhere together using Glue Dots… cute, cute!

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Stampin’ Up! Simply Pressed Clay

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I am case-ing! (To CASE: Copy And Share Everything)

I ordered the Simply Pressed clay, unfortunately it was back-ordered and I’ve been waiting (somewhat) patiently for it to arrive.

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Yesterday was the day I came home to find it sitting, waiting for me on my doorstep!!! Woohoo! And now — I can play with it!

Just add a drop of ink and knead into white clay to create any colour you like.

I wanted to show you some of the ways you can customize the clay using brads and glitter and of course the molds (which my sister has generously lent me until I order my own set) — thank you, Sis!! 😀

From the blog of a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Please take a moment to click on the image and visit her site.

Hopefully this image will spark your own creativity when you’re using the clay — I know my creativity has been sparked 🙂

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