Category Archives: Techniques

6 Stamping Techniques Using 1 Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail!

Stampin’ Up!s new Swallowtail stamp make the perfect image to practice all of our stamping techniques!  I created 6 different cards using a different technique on each card using only the Swallowtail image stamp and a few sentiments. I’m having trouble deciding on which card is my favorite, but I think this one is it.  It was so… Read More »

Henry Says That We Can Create Easy Animal Backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with background stamping.  I’m trying things that are outside the stamp case!  Yesterday, I posted a video tutorial and card idea for clear block background stamping.  Today, I have a tutorial on making a Faux Animal Print background.  I just love the look that I got using cut up pieces of the left over rubber… Read More »

The Craft Off: Using the Artisan Embellishments from Stampin’ Up!

This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge gave me the opportunity to use some of the embellishments in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini Catalog’s Artisan Elements Kit!  I originally purchased two of the kits thinking that I had no idea what to do with it.  I thought that my daughter, who is 21 and very creative, might have… Read More »

Resisting Stampin’ Up!s Specialty Paper!

This is my second installment using the sponging resist technique using Stampin’ Up!s Natural Specialty Paper (#126917).  What a fun technique!  Look at how different this paper looks with the Tangerine Tango sponged on.  Yesterday, I used the very same paper with Real Red and you get a completely different look!  Check it out here! You can really… Read More »

Playing With Stampin’ Up! Butterflies!

For my Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge this week, I decided to play with butterflies.  I have not used the new Swallowtail Butterfly background stamp in the Spring Mini Catalog.  I decided that this sketch would be perfect! Stampin’ Up! has so many butterfly choices that includes punches and stamp sets!! This challenge was not only a sketch… Read More »

Making a Gift Bag From an Envelope!

I have been playing with envelopes!  Today, I discovered that I could make quite a nice little gift bag from a Stampin’ Up! card envelope.  You really could do this with any size envelope.  In my experimenting, I learned one rule…all score lines must be the same distance from the edge of the envelope!  That’s it.  So simple!… Read More »

2013 Trends: Hexagons!

The Hexagon is in!  I’m seeing cards and scrapbook page designs all over the place with hexagons everywhere!  I just couldn’t resist trying to figure out and easy way to cut nicely shaped hexagons without a punch!  Well, here it is! The new Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129379) makes this a fun trend.  The embossing folder gives you a… Read More »

Exciting News and My January Customer Thank You Card!

I’m so excited to share my news!  I’ve been invited to join the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!  I love designing cards and participating in sketch and color challenges so I’m very excited about this new venture!  I hope to inspire you with my designs and I’m inviting you to participate in the weekly challenges along with me!… Read More »