Balloon Bash

February 25th, 2015 by craftdoc

The Balloon Bash stamp set starred on on this card from our February class and another one for the Friday Mashup challenge.

Today’s Tips:

-Stamp some balloons on scrap cardstock – I did 5.  Fold in half, stamped image to the inside.  Stack together leaving one gap to adhere to the card for a cute pop-up.

-Add some coordinating pom-pom trim, sequins and Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper – all at my website shop.



What’s Up Punch

February 21st, 2015 by craftdoc

The What’s Up Punch is a Weekly Deal for just a couple more days at my website Shop.

It coordinates with the free Sale-a-Bration stamp set – You Brighten My Day.  How do you like the cute little houses stamped on the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (also a weekly deal)?    The Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon is also a Weekly Deal.  Oh, and how about picking up the In Color Bundle which includes all 5 inkpads plus a package of assorted cardstock.  Way to double dip on your discounts!


Today’s Tips:

- the cloud stamps are in the “So You” stamp set – I almost overlooked this set – it is way cool.

-I used Stampin’ Up! Kraft Paper.  It is different than our Crumb Cake.  More of a true Kraft with some speckles.

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February Paper Pumpkin

February 20th, 2015 by craftdoc

I love it when my red box appears in the mailbox.  No prep for me!  Just a decision – enjoy it now or save it for a family visit.

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When I saw the Layers of Gratitude accordian card, I knew I must turn it into a mini album.

The front is basically per the directions.  To the back, I added photos using the On Film framelits.





The stamp set and ink spots are great to make some additional thank you cards.  I’ll be making some more of these for my current subscribers today.  What better thing to do  in minus 15 degree weather!



Today’s Tips:

-  When using the On Film framelits, put a piece of waxed paper between the framelit and cardstock.  And then put a piece of dryer sheet on the other side of the cardstock.  After cutting, your filmstrip pops right out and  the annoying little square pieces will stick to the dryer sheet (photo below).

- The first card uses the FREE during Sale-A-Bration Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  After you stamp on this paper, wipe off the excess ink with a tissue.

-Store your stamps and ink spots in Stampin’ Up! stamp cases (photo below).

-Keep your extra supplies in a box so you can see them easily (photo below).

-On the box above I used the Mother’s Day stamp and tag from the Framed Love Paper Pumpkin kit – still available at my online shop for current subscribers.  Remember, a 3 – month subscription is ON SALE during Sale-A-Bration and you can pick a freebie too!


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Simply Wonderful Sale-A-Bration

February 19th, 2015 by craftdoc

There’s nothing better than a good sketch challenge to get the creative juices flowing.  Here I used the FREE Simply Wonderful stamp set.  It has greetings for both the outside and inside of your cards.  The Pansy Punch and the In Color Designer Paper Stack are both on SALE this week at my website shop.

Today’s Tips:

-Add a bit of texture to some of the layers with embossing folders.

-Several of the stamps in this set fit nicely with Stampin’ Up! punches.



Easy Lotus Card Tutorial

February 16th, 2015 by craftdoc

I was having trouble CASE-ing Jan Tink’s beautiful Lotus in water card.  So I came up with a simplified version that does not require any hand drawing.  The Lotus Blossom stamp set is FREE at my website shop for Sale-a-Bration.



1. Stamp step 1 flower in Wisteria Wonder

2. Stamp step 2 flower in Strawberry Slush, stamped off once

3.  Stamp step 3 flower in Strawberry Slush, stamped off twice

4.  Stamp step 3 flower again slightly offset in Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

5. Sponge Pool Party ink in a oval motion starting at the flower and moving out, wipe off flower.

6. Stamp the Gorgeous Grunge line stamp in Pool Party (and optional Wisteria Wonder) to make ripples, wipe off flower.

Will it ever be Spring?

February 13th, 2015 by craftdoc

It was below zero when I got up this morning.  Just in case we do have Spring this year, here is a fun project that uses 3 of the Weekly Deals (through Feb 16).   And that is just enough to earn you a FREE package of the Best Year Ever paper used on this card.  The Weekly Deals can be found at my website shop.

Today’s Tips:

-Use Waxed Paper to make it easier to remove the doily from the die.



This card is entered in HSS color challenge #205



Fringed Heart Tutorial

February 12th, 2015 by craftdoc

I made these Fringed Heart cards based on a presentation by Diana Gibbs at #Leadership2014.  They were so quick and easy!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today’s Tips:

-I didn’t remember her measurements, so I cut my strips from one sheet of Stacked with Love DSP as such:  1 at 2-1/2″, then 2 strips at 1-1/2″ leaving a smaller one for the bottom piece.

-Fringe with the Stampin’ Up! Fringe scissors.  The bottom piece will just need a little fringing to save time.

-Adhere to a heart cut from scrap cardstock using the largest Framelit Heart that is not scalloped.

-Trim around the heart and use as the feature on the card.

-Stamp set used was Hello Life.





All supplies for this project can be purchased at my website shop.

Hearts and Valentines

February 9th, 2015 by craftdoc

Today is the last day that the Sweetheart punch is on sale and here is my last Valentine project using the punch with the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set.

Today’s Tips:

- Clear emboss the squiggles on Whisper White Cardstock, then sponge with Soft Sky ink.  I added a bit of Pool Party to the centers to add dimension.

-This stamp set is not in any catalog – find it at my website shop under stamps/photopolymer or new arrivals.


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Easy Mini Valentine Cards tutorial

February 8th, 2015 by craftdoc

The Stacked with Love paper stack is the Stampin’ Up! top seller right now.    You can do so much with these 48 sheets -  just $6.95 or get it at 15% off bundled with the You Plus Me stamp set at my website shop.

The sweetheart punch used in these projects is ON SALE TOO, but only through Feb 9 (Weekly Deals).

Today’s Tips:

- Just cut the paper in half lengthwise, fold and punch.

-Add the punched card to our cello bags, cafe bags and gift bags – all under PACKAGING in the shop.

-Add the punched out hearts to a card, or the tiny treat boxes.


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These projects were inspired by a presentation at #leadership2015.  #stampinup #valentinecard #valentinetreat



Hearts and Valentines

February 6th, 2015 by craftdoc

The sweetheart and heart border punches are on sale for just a few more days at my website shop!

Here are some Leadership swaps featuring punched hearts.

Today’s Tips:

-The last card uses the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper.  It has a glossy white pattern so you can sponge, spritz or brayer in any color – here black stripes.  This paper is only available for FREE and only during Sale-A-Bration at my website shop with a $50 purchase.




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