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On the Corner of Madison Avenue and Sycamore Street with Stampin’ Up!

I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration products.  Between the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and the Sycamore Street Designer Series Papers and Ribbons, you can make amazing cards and gifts. I am finding it absolutely IMPOSSIBLE! to make only one card at a time.  My head is stuffed with card designs.  I love every paper in the Sycamore… 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 »

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 »

Stamping Technique: Inked Dry Embossing

You can add some great dimension to your cards by using a technique called Inked Dry Embossing.  You use a brayer to ink up the front inside of your embossing folder and then emboss your paper.  It really gives a beautiful effect. Here is an up close view of two samples. One is gumball green on whisper white, the… Read More »

Just Coasting Along!

I love creating coasters from tumbled marble tiles.  It’s a quick and easy project that makes a perfect hostess or housewarming gift.  I’ve had some that I made when my son was in 1st grade and he’s a sophomore in college now.  We use them daily!  I decided to make a pair for each of my kids.  Here… Read More »

A Great Technique to Feature Your Sentiment!

Let the sentiment be the focal point of your card with this technique.  It is called In the Middle. I could have mounted these on a colorful piece of card stock to add more color, but I was liking the clean and simple feeling of this card. This would be a perfect technique for new stampers who don’t… Read More »

2 Top Note Techniques Every Stamper Should Know!

I’ve been experimenting with my Bigz Dies and Framelits.  I found two new shapes that I can get using this tip with my Top Note Bigz Die.  I wanted to share them with you.  You need to know this!  I have 3 fun Top Note Project ideas for you today as well! These are the two cards that I… Read More »

Have You Ever Stamped on Velvet?

It makes really beautiful little pouches for gift card holders or small gifts.  You can sew them together, or use fabric glue as I did in this project.  It’s very simple!  Perfectly simple! All you need for this project is some velvet.  I used velvet ribbon because it had finished edges and I like the way it looked! … Read More »

Holiday List Keeper

Are you making your list?  Have you checked it twice?  I have a great little project for you to keep your holiday to-do list and your holiday to-buy list all in one handy place!  Here is a quick project that requires your Simply Scored Tool and some creativity!   This project is essentially made from one piece of… Read More »

Have You Shopped The Sales Online At The Online Extravaganza?

The Online Extravaganza Continues Through November 28! There are some great products on sale at Stampin’ Up! ranging from 20-50% off.  My card today features several items that are 30-40% off.  I loved the Pennant Parade items as soon as I saw them.  The coordinating products make having beautiful or interesting shapes easy to create.  They have a Bigz Die that… Read More »