April 12th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are some more Easter Cards for your inspiration.

Today’s Tips:

-click on the photo to enlarge

-Again, more Oval Punch eggs

-The Punch Pack for the tiny flowers is ON SALE only until Monday.  My current hostess code is TAYCKP7U – contact me or order online here

-Use the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat to make stems!

Easter Treat

April 11th, 2014 by craftdoc

I posted a photo a few days ago of some Easter Treat holders made with the Tag Topper Punches.  Here’s a close up of my favorite.

Today’s Tips:

-Use the Fringe Scissors to make a grass band around the bottom – it will hold a Cadbury Creme Egg!

-Tie some twine around the Chevron Ribbon for a fun topper.

-Don’t have an Easter set?  Use Teeny Tiny Wishes (Happy Easter)  and Life in the Forest (bunny).

-Gumball Green is Retiring – Don’t forget to pick up Cardstock (CLEARANCE RACK) and Ink Refill.

Easter Cards

April 10th, 2014 by craftdoc

I’ll be posting some Easter Cards – both mine and swaps – over the next couple days.  I hope you can find some inspiration for your own projects.

Today’s tips:

-Use your punches!  The Petal Blossom punch is on the Clearance Rack.   Sponge the edges for definition.   Not shown here – the Watercolor Wonder DSP makes great eggs with the Oval punch.

-There is a lot you can do with the Blessed Easter stamp.  Don’t forget paper piecing with DSP (not shown here).  Add some glitter or Crystal Effects too!

All supplies can be purchased at my website -don’t forget the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack!

No Line Paper Piercing

April 9th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are some more techniques we learned at the last Erie Area Demo meeting.  Stamp Class is Tuesday – see my Facebook page or website for details.

Today’s Tips:

-For no line paper piercing (card by Pam), first stamp on the back of your panel in any color.  Pierce holes wherever there are stamped lines.  Turn the panel over, and watercolor the image using the piercing as a guide.

-For watercoloring, use markers, or aqua painter and ink or whatever is your favorite watercoloring medium.

-Best with watercolor paper, but Whisper White is fine.

To make the flowers (by Brenda):

Use any flower punch or die with 6 or more petals – here is the Blossom Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Punch 3 flowers. Cut a slit in 1. Cut a petal off 1. Cut 2 petals off 1. Scrunch, spritz and work the petals. Roll up and glue. Cut off the bottoms of each piece before assembly. Oh – and save the petals you cut off. Those get rolled up for the center.

All supplies can be purchased at my website – button to the right.

Erie Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators

April 7th, 2014 by craftdoc

We had a meeting Saturday of the local Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  It’s always fun to see each other and share ideas.  Maybe you can join us next time!  BTW, new demonstrators get free Convention Registration this year ($300 value) and registration starts tomorrow!

Here are some of our make and takes.

By Barb and Kathy:

Today’s Tips:

-For the watercolor block technique, scribble markers on the acrylic block, spritz with water and “stamp”.

-Put a pierce pad underneath for a little extra give.

 

by Barb with Petite Petals:

Some other treat holders we shared using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  Pam used the butterfly wings for the bunny ears.

Creative Crew – Challenge 4

April 4th, 2014 by craftdoc

I am currently on the Creative Crew Design Team for splitcoaststampers.com. You can search the website gallery or pinterest page for CreativeCrew to find all the challenge projects. Play along!

April Challenges – Welcome Spring!

Challenge 4 – Scrapbook Focus

I followed the inspiration layout, but added a bit of gold. I did go a little crazy with the rotary stamp since the images are so cute!
These photos are from Leadership 2014. I can’t wait to see my friends again at Convention 2014 in July. New demonstrators get a free Convention registration, so I hope even more stamping friends can come this year.

Today’s Tips:
- To attach vellum, use adhesive under the embossing or where the photo will cover the vellum or use a bit of Washi Tape.
- When stamping with the Rotary Stamp, use the pierce mat under your paper to give a bit of cushion since there is no foam with these stamps.
-line up several of the On Film framelits to look like a filmstrip.


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Creative Crew – Challenge 3

April 3rd, 2014 by craftdoc

I am currently on the Creative Crew Design Team for splitcoaststampers.com. You can search the website gallery or pinterest page for CreativeCrew to find all the challenge projects. Play along!

April Challenges – Welcome Spring!

Challenge 3 – Holiday Focus – Easter

Today’s Tips:
-Rather than purchase an expensive retired stamp on eBay, see if it is available as a digital download for a fraction of the cost.
-Use high quality paper for the sharpest digital printing (I use Hammermill Color Copy Digital).
-Print a bunch of images and sentiments in different sizes on one sheet of paper and cut or punch out.
-Use the Fringe Scissors for a fun grass border.


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Creative Crew – Challenge 2

April 2nd, 2014 by craftdoc

I am currently on the Creative Crew Design Team for splitcoaststampers.com. You can search the website gallery or pinterest page for CreativeCrew to find all the challenge projects. Play along!

April Challenges – Welcome Spring!

Challenge 2 – Watercoloring – Water plus Color!

Today’s Tips:
-Use watercolor paper for the best result. The Watercolor Wonder Note Cards are printed on watercolor paper and already have a watercolored background.
-Stamp with Black Stazon Ink – no smearing.
-Use the pierce mat under your paper when stamping with larger photopolymer stamps for even ink coverage.
-Put both words on your block to stamp evenly.
-Scribble with markers on your clear block. Pick up the color with an aquapainter.
-Add a layer of lighter color then come back and shade with the marker, blending with the aquapainter.



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Creative Crew – Challenge 1

April 1st, 2014 by craftdoc

I am currently on the Creative Crew Design Team for splitcoaststampers.com. You can search the website gallery or pinterest page for CreativeCrew to find all the challenge projects. Play along!

April Challenges – Welcome Spring!

Challenge 1: DSP/Color Focus
Watercolor Wonder DSP or Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Tangerine Tango

Today’s Tips:
- Use the banner framelits to make a window frame
- Use the extra banners to make a second card



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Sale-A-Bration Countdown Ends Today

March 31st, 2014 by craftdoc

I hope you have enjoyed my Sale-A-Bration projects.  Not only is today the last day of Sale-A-Bration, it is the last day to get the free marker set with a new Paper Pumpkin subscription.  It’s fun to get a monthly project surprise in your box, and you can use the stamps, ink and free markers over and over again.  Here are just a couple of other cards I made with the stamps from the Welcome Kit.  The flowers are currently on the Clearance Rack in the Pop-Up Posies kit – that would be a great purchase to use with your Pumpkin kit – it has tags and lots of embellishments.

If you are on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, today is the last day to get $150 of your choice for just $99 (free shipping!).  Sign yourself and a friend up for Paper Pumpkin before the end of the day, and you will earn a cool new stamp set.  You may have to call Stampin’ Up! to get all that done in one day.  The phone number is 1-800-STAMPUP and my name is Kim Wilson, Erie PA.  I have a few appointments in the morning, but I’ll be checking my email all day when I get a chance if anyone has questions about any of the promotions that are ending today.

You can sign up online easily at my website

under “Join the Fun ”

and here is the Paper Pumpkin link:  https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/?demoid=15681

 

 


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