Bakers Box with Barnyard Babies Video Tutorial

bakers7One of the first things that caught my eye in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog was the Baker’s Box die. It reminded me of the milk cartons that we had in grade school. I ordered the die set immediately and have had a blast playing with it ever since. Once I started making little treat boxes I couldn’t stop!

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138279GThere are nine dies included in this set. One is a starburst circle which has proven to be perfect for creating a “window” that reveals the treats hidden within the box.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make this cute little piggy box featuring the adorable Barnyard Babies stamp set.

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Birthday Blossom with In Color Washi Tape

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I’m a happy girl when I have a stamp set with a coordinating punch. I love that with a quick stamp, stamp, stamp and punch, punch, punch, I’m done.

130698GStampin’ Up!’s new stamp set, Birthday Blossoms, coordinates beautifully with our Pansy Punch which is what I used here. The mini flower from the our Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack and a pearl complete the look.

Color Choices:
The colors of ink and cardstock that I used here were dictated by the new In Color Designer Washi Tape I wanted to use. These three strips of washi tape are in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon so I incorporated those same colors in the ink and cardstock.

Creating Balance:
The top left corner needed something. In the end I used the brushstroke stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.
Note:
Gorgeous Grunge is one of the few stamp sets that I ordered on wood blocks. I knew that I would use it often so I wanted each stamp to have its own block. Additionally, this isn’t a stamp set that requires precision in placement so the inability to see through the block isn’t a handicap.

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Cherry on Top Washi Tape: All Wrapped Up

birthday07kc8oqGqMiRaise your hand if you like Pinterest. I do! I do!

One of the first things I do when I get a new Stampin’ Up! product is I search Pinterest for ideas on how to use it. I find that if I CASE (Copy and Share Everything) one or two projects, I can then get my groove on and can go on my own from there.

This little cutie is a complete CASE that I saw by Scrappin’ and Stampin’ in GJ. The funny thing is … she said she CASEd it too! Hee hee.

138384GSimply cover a 2-1/2″ square piece of cardstock in strips of washi tape and you have a gift-wrapped present. As I mentioned in a previous post, the excess tape wraps to the back of the cardstock so there aren’t any rough edges to trim.

To complete the card:
Finish the card by popping up a greeting from Birthday Blossoms. Add a Basic Black Bakers Twine ribbon. Mount all of that on a Whisper White base that has been embossed with the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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Video Tutorial – – Washi Tape Birthday Card with Birthday Blossom

beautifulbirthdayPrior to last night I didn’t understand what the “hoopla” was about washi tape. I didn’t get it. It was tape.

I get it now. Last night I had so much fun making cards with it that I was stunned to see it was 2:00am!

Here’s one of those cards.

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Video — Crack Yourself Up with From the Herd Magnets

dominostampI recently held a Stamp Camp for young stampers. One of the projects that we made were these magnets. These are made with Rummikub tiles. However, Dominoes with smooth, unadorned backs are great options too.

amydominostampThis fun, whimsical stamp set is From the Herd. The expressions on the animals faces – especially the llamaCRACK ME UP!!!


You will need Jet Black Staz On Ink to create these magnets. Staz On Ink is permanent and won’t smudge when you color the images.

Tips for using Staz On Ink:
1) If you’re stamping an image with Staz On Ink for an extended period of time, you will need to occasionally clean your stamp. Otherwise, as the ink accumulates on your stamp, it forms a residue that interferes with the stamps ability to produce a sharp, detailed image.
2) You will need to purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Staz On Cleaner too. This is the only cleaner that will adequately clean your stamps.

Keep you eyes “peeled” at garage sales for these tile games. I often find them among the toys.

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I’m So Lucky to Call You My Friend

lucky2This card was inspired by Sara Douglass who shared this at Stampin’ Up!’s South Pacific Convention in May. The branch is the tree from the Tree Builder Punch turned sideways. Isn’t that brilliant? I love that out-of-the-box idea.

I have featured this stamp set (and punch) before in a previous post where I explained that this is our annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set. For every stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3.00 to the organization. To date, Stampin’ Up! has contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC and their network of local RMHC Chapters.

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Best Dad Ever with Floral Wings

bestdad02A few days ago, I challenged myself to design a masculine card with the Floral Wings stamp set. I came up with this Fathers’ Day card.

Using the vase image, I stamped it multiple times in three different shades, alternating the direction of the stamp from right side up to upside down. Since this is a photopolymer stamp set, it was very easy to nestle the vases close to one another.

bestdad01Here’s another version incorporating clear embossing.

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“I’m Here” with a Bohemian Flair

imhereI love our new Stampin’ Up! products! I’ve already bragged about this new stamp set, You’ve Got This. But here are a few more of my favorite new items

Bohemian Designer Series Paper:
To say the least, this set of papers is vibrant and bold. The colors include Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Vanilla and the new Delightful Dijon. It coordinates beautifully with our new stamp set, Bohemian Borders, and is an excellent compliment to other stamp sets as well!

1″ Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon:
These GORGEOUS ribbons are available in all of our new In-Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, and Delightful Dijon as featured here. They are stretchy and very easy to tie into various bows. I. LOVE. THEM!!!!!!!  You absolutely need them in every color.

Triple Banner Punch:
This one punch can punch 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ width banners. I love to punch two or more of these widths and layer them on top of one another. Super handy! Very convenient! This punch is a must-have!

TIP: Since I wanted only a portion of the greeting “I’m here for you,” I used my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write marker to ink just the words I wanted.

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Video: Stamping with Stampin’ Write Markers

thankyouThis stamp from A Whole Lot of Lovely is a great choice when you want to stamp with multiple colors.

SU!’s Stampin’ Write markers are water-based. And as such, you can color the rubber image of your stamp with the markers, remoisten them with a huff of your breath when you’re ready to stamp and then stamp a multi-colored image.

Tip: If you are new to Stampin; Up! and want access to all of our ink colors, consider purchasing the Many Marvelous Kit. It provides you with every color of ink that Stampin’ Up! offers at a lower cost than purchasing all of the ink pads at one time.

stampwriteSome of our markers can be purchased individually. The majority of them, however, are purchased by color family (Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals). Our In-Colors are available in separate packs. The entire collection (excluding the In-Colors) can be purchased in the Many Marvelous Markers set.

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Happy Birthday with Sprinkles of Life

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This delightful, photopolymer stamp set, Sprinkles of Life, can be found on the inside back cover of our catalog. It is this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set.

Every year, Stampin’ Up! supports families through RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House program by donating $3.00 for every RMHC stamp set sold. To date, we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC and their network of local RMHC Chapters!

IMG_5088This year’s stamp set is BY FAR the best we have ever offered. It has become an instant sensation. How exciting for this extraordinary charity!

One of our new punches, the Tree Builder Punch, coordinates beautifully with Sprinkles of Life to create trees, cupcakes, ice cream cones, a basket of flowers or a basket of leaves. I’ve seen some incredibly creative uses on Pinterest and within my stamping community.

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While there is a “cherry” on top of my ice cream cone, don’t overlook our new Designer Series Paper Stack “Cherry on Top.” The colors are fresh ((Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White) and the patterns are fun and playful. And … our new Paper Stacks are now 6 x 6!!! Woo hoo!!!

I highly recommend you invest in this adorable stamp set and punch. The $3.00 donation to RMHC is worthwhile in itself. The endless, fun, creative uses of these two items are just the icing on the cake ice cream cone. 🙂

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