Sep 292014

Flower Patch For Fall

Flower Patch

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

    • Take a flower set, such as Flower Patch and transform with an Autumn palette.
    • Don’t try to fill every white space and you can overlap the colors a bit.
    • Be sure to stamp your envelopes!  It adds a personalized touch.
    • Keep the sentiment simple.  You don’t want it to overwhelm the already busy background.
    • Lastly, you can create a One-Sheet Wonder by simply stamping a whole sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock and then cutting into the desired pieces.




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Sep 262014

Wish Big with Work Of Art!

Work Of Art and Wish Big

I am trying my hardest to not get caught up with the holiday hoopla, just yet!  After all, it is only September even though some decorations are up already. GEEZ!

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • I kept this card simple.  Remember, when you need a quick card, you don’t have to spend alot of time.
  • The “Wish Big” sentiment could be switched out for “It’s A Boy!”
  • The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts!  Lots of great words for your cards.
  • The stars are from the Star Framelits!  I guarantee you will find many projects to add them to.


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Sep 242014

HOOT! HOOT! She’s so cute!

Your Stamping Teacher Owl Scrap Page

Every once in a while, I get commissioned to do a scrapbook page for a client.  This is where I can use retired paper that I have laying around that I don’t plan on using for clubs and classes.

Notice the details:

  • Each owl’s bib uses the color of the Halloween costume.
  • The owl’s eyes at the bottom mirror the mask by the baby.
  • I used My Digital Studio to create the name plate at the top.
  • All the colors coordinate around the costume and the background.  I like to take my cue from the pictures when matching my card stock and papers.

Stampin’ Supplies:

All supplies are current, except, the Designer Series Paper, and the green in one of the owl’s bibs.


Sep 222014

Holiday Home!

Holiday Home

This cutie of a stamp set, Holiday Home, doesn’t have to be just for the holidays.  Here is a sample for that new homeowner in the family.

Holiday Home Photopolymer BundleYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

    • Stamp your houses off the edges to create a more professional look.
    • Be sure to stamp your focal point, in this case a house, on brighter cardstock.  I used Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • I stamped the house again with Whisper White onto Early Espresso cardstock and cut out the roof.
    • Lastly, ALWAYS pop up your image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Sep 152014

You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set!
PicMonkey Collage

You're Wonderful

You're Wonderful!Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Use your NEW Blendabilities to color your flower images.
  • The background on the To My Friend card was inked with by dragging a marker along the cardstock.
  • The sentiments are perfect for just about any occasion.

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Sep 092014

Gift Box Made With Gift Box Punch Board

Flower Patch Gift Box

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

    • Watch this super quick video on using your new Gift Box Punch Board.  It makes it easier to understand how to use it.
    • Change up the cardstock.  Instead of using solid cardstock or Designer Series Paper, MAKE your own!
    • Since Fall is rapidly approaching, I wanted to use my Flower Patch Stamp Set along with the Autumn Accents Die to create something a little different.
    • Burlap needs no introductions.  Perfect for the coming season.

How to Use The Gift Box Punch Board


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Sep 052014

Handcarved Background

Handcarved Background-Your Stamping Teacher

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Stampin’ Up’s! Firm Foam pads are the best!  For great coverage use our Stampin’ Pierce Mat for even pressure and ink coverage.
  • The Flower Patch is bundled with the Flower Fair Framelits for extra savings when purchased together. (15% discount)
  • Crushed Curry provides a great going-into-fall look for your cards.
  • I added a little Real Red to the center of the flower to make it really POP!
  • The Flower Patch stamp set is so versatile.  I know you probably have LOTS of flowers in your collection, but these are the greatest.

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Sep 042014

Local to 06468?   Be sure to register for my upcoming Holiday Card Buffet!

I know many of us are NOT thinking of the holidays right now, but it is never too late to get started with your holiday card making.

Two sessions to choose from and we will be using brand NEW Holiday Catalog Stamp Sets!  Yay!

Some of the BEST stamps this season and you won’t be disappointed!

Registration below!

Holiday Card Buffet

I will have 6 designs to choose from.Enjoy the freedom of choosing the cards you want to make in the quantity that suits your needs.
Relax and work at your own pace.
The cost is $25 for the minimum 10 buffet choices.

If you choose to make more, then you only pay $1.50 for each additional card choice.

Holiday Card Buffet
September 11, 2014    6 pm-9pm

Holiday Card Buffet
September 13, 2014      10 am – 1pm

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Sep 022014

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Aug 212014

Daisy made with the Fun Flower Punch!

Fun Flower PunchYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

    • I do not have the Fringe Scissors, so I had to improvise and handcut each petal. Just snip just before the center.
    • For dramatic effect, heat emboss the Handcarved Background Stamp in White.
    • To keep the look BOLD, use a BOLD sentiment!

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Aug 132014

Daisy Heart Art Card

While my mantra is clean and simple, quick and easy, sometimes the mood strikes and you gotta make a card that takes a lot longer.  Today’s card, is still clean and simple, but not quick and easy.

Your Stamping TeacherYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

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Aug 052014

White Blended Blooms

White Blended Blooms

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Keeping to just a neutral color palette, intensifies the Blended Bloom Flower and creates a clean and crisp look.
  • I used Smoky Slate cardstock to stamp the Blended Bloom image.
  • Heat embossing the flower with Black Embossing powder keeps your white craft ink inside the lines.
  • Use your blender pen to paint the White Craft Ink onto your cardstock.

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Aug 012014

Big Shot

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Jul 242014

More What To Do With Your Scraps. Quick and Easy!

Your Stamping TeacherYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Have fun and play with the layout.  I used the landscape layout on this card.
  • The sentiment is from Four You!  The perfect set to use for just about any occasion!
  • Have you played with the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack?  I just love the color coordination with this group of papers.
  • What’s not to love about our circle punches.

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Jul 212014

Say It Your Way

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label.  You can even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):

  • Address stamp
  • Created by
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

Item # 132852 Circle Monogram Personalized Stamp $23.95

Coordinates with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.

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This is mine, however, you can personalized it anyway you want.

The best part?!  The stamped images are clean with our photopolymer stamps.  I love them!

Personalized Stamp

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Jul 172014

What To Do With Those Scraps!

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Coordinate different circles using the same Designer Series Paper.
  • That’s the best part of Stampin” Up’s! Designer Series Paper (DSP), they made it easy to matchy match.
  • I found the sentiment from the June Paper Pumpkin.
  • Yes folks!  The layout comes directly from Papercrafts Magazine.

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