Stampin’ Up! with Collage Curios!

By | 03/28/2013

When Stampin’ Up! came out with the new Spring catalog, there were a few stamp sets that I was sure I would not use.  Of course, as soon as you see the fabulous projects that other people are making with the sets you didn’t buy, you just have to get them!

collage curio stampin upYou know that I just got this cute polka dot ribbon too.  I just could not resist designing an entire project just to use this ribbon.  I love the black, white and red color scheme.  It’s fabulous!  The Real Red card stock is the Core’dinations paper (#129320).  The inside of the paper is a different color than the outside.  When you emboss it and then sand it, you get a really great look.  The texture the sanding and the color difference gives you is amazing!

I embossed the red with the Fancy Fans embossing folder (#127751) using my Big Shot (#113439).  I sanded it with my stampin’ sanding block (#129367).  The card stock is actually 2 x 5-1/4″ as is the whisper white on the top.  The card itself is basic black cut at 5-1/2 x 11″, scored at 4-1/4.  I used the Perfectly Penned stamp set for the image (#122892) stamped in real red.


The Collage Curio stamp set (#129102) is used on both cards.  Each image is stamped in basic black ink.  The soda pop tops (#129388) are squashed using the Big Shot (no tabs…just the platform and cutting pads.)  I punched the images with my 1″ circle punch (#119868).  The images are attached with multipurpose liquid glue to the inside of the bottle caps.  The caps are attached to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.  The polka dot ribbon is in basic black (#124145).  For the first card, I added basic black buttons from the neutrals collection (#119743) and added pearls to the center with glue dots.

collage curio crystal effectThe second card has a special touch that looks fabulous in person!  I used a technique that I learned from my favorite Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Peggy Parpan!  Peggy taught me so many fun techniques.  She is one of the reasons I have such a big stampin’ stash of goodies!  Every time I went to a stamp-a-stack at her house, she had new things to show us!  This technique uses Crystal Effects (#101055).  You get a lacquered finish from this.  When you first add it, it looks milky.  You need to give it about an hour or two (depending on the humidity!) to dry.  When it dries, it is clear and shiny.  When Peggy first showed me this, she used it to highlight some apples in a basket.  They looked like shiny new apples ready to eat.

Of course I bought the apple stamp set and the crystal effects and I’ve made many cards with both!  I have to say, I never regretted a Stampin’ Up! purchase!  There is nothing more fun than leaning a new stamping technique and finding a new tool for your arsenal of stamping tricks.  I also never left Peggy’s house without a handful of cards that I was delighted with!  What a relaxing way to spend an afternoon!

Some Fun Specials:

  1. Stampin’ Up! has just extended their recruiting special until the end of March!  You can still get that Starter Kit for only $99 plus tax…but the 25% more stamping supply offer still stands!!!!  Until Sunday night, you can get $156.50 worth of stamping supplies and free shipping for only $99 plus tax!  Then you save 20% on all your stamping supplies.  To take advantage of this, just CLICK HERE!
  2. The 50% Fabric Sale continues through March 31! Get the details by clicking here!
  3. There are new My Digital Studio downloads and there is a free April Calendar download!!!!  It is called April Showers Wallpaper #133473.  Click here to view it!


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2 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! with Collage Curios!

  1. Peggy Parpan

    Thanks, Kim, I really enjoyed the stamp camps too.

    1. kim Post author

      Peggy, I’m sure you see some of your inspiration in my cards!


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