DIY Vellum Votive Cover with February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Two Alternative Paper Pumpkin Projects February 2019 Hello Paper Crafters!! I couldn’t stop making alternative projects with this kit. When I saw the vellum pieces it reminded me of a project I made many, many, many years ago, a DIY vellum votive cover, at a Stampin’ Up! class. I thought this kit would be perfect as a reboot of this project. The kit has all the basics to make this…

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February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project: Graduation Card

Grown with Kindness Paper Pumpkin Kit Hello Paper Crafters!! Here I am with another Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project. Today I created a graduation card with the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I took my favorite parts of the kit and used them to create this amazingly simple graduation card. The phrase “You can do incredible things” is the perfect sentiment for a graduation card. My favorite photo-realistic image in the…

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Feminine Birthday Card with Teapot: Tea Together & Tea Time

Feminine Birthday Card with Teapot

Feminine Birthday Card with Teapot Hello Paper Crafters!! This isn’t typically my type of stamp set, but it brought back my childhood memories of tea parties with my siblings and tea parties with my children. I also thought it was very elegant and perfect for feminine cards. For inspiration I went to Pinterest. As I was scrolling I came across a card designed by Heejung Hunsberger at www.hmadeboutique.com. I really…

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Graceful Glass Birthday Card Tutorial with Graceful Glass Suite

Graceful Glass Birthday Card

Graceful Glass Birthday Card    The Graceful Glass Suite   Hello Paper Crafters!! I have a simply gorgeous card for you today. Keep reading to find out how you can create this Graceful Glass Birthday Card. I have always loved stained glass. The mosaic of colored glass that’s used to create pictures has always appealed to me. The colors are vibrant, the images beautiful and so impressive when they are…

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Two Step Stamping with Picture Perfect Birthday: Tutorial

Two Step Stamping

Two Step Stamping with Picture Perfect Birthday Hello Paper Crafters!! Today I have two fun and super simple cards for you using the Picture Perfect Birthday photopolymer stamp set, one of our Two-Step Stamping sets. This is what I call a Super Perfect Stamp Set. That is because it has focal images, sentiments and background images. In the first card I used the confetti stamps to create a background. In…

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Monochromatic Stamping on DSP with Humming Along Stamp Set

  Humming Along Stamp Set & Monochromatic Stamping on DSP Hi Paper Crafters!! Today we are using monochromatic stamping on DSP to create this pretty birthday card. A monochromatic color scheme is the use of one color and its shades, tones and tints. Since I need to work with the colors Stampin’ Up! gives me, the color palette is technically from the same color family. Using colors from the same…

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Simple Stamping Birthday Card: Beauty Abounds & Better Together

Simple Stamping Birthday Card

Simple Stamping Birthday Card Hello Paper Crafters!! Today we are making this Simple Stamping birthday card (#simplestamping) . I designed this as the first project for my new class: Introduction to the Art of Rubber Stamping. This card was designed with the February #simplestamping Challenge from Stampin’ Up! in mind. The project perimeters this month for a #simplestamping card include stamps, ink, paper & designer series paper. Beauty Abounds Stamp…

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What Type of Stamper Are You: Beginner, Casual or Avid?

what type of stamper are you?

What Type of Stamper Are You? 3 Types of Stampers Hello Paper Crafters!! Stampin’ Up! has identified 3 levels of stamping crafters; beginner, casual and Avid. What type of stamper are you? Beginner: May do other crafts but is new to stamping. Casual: Experienced stamper with limited time for crafting. Avid: Very experienced stamper who loves to use all the bells and whistles. I remember back in the early 2000’s…

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Simplestamping: What is this new movement by Stampin’ Up!?

simplestamping

# simplestamping by Stampin’ Up! What is # simplestamping? Hello Paper Crafters!! The idea of # simplestamping was introduced to demonstrators at the 30th Anniversary OnStage (our convention) as a way to make card making accessible to everyone. Demonstrators and customers who have been stamping a while (for me it has been almost 20 years), we get a kick out of using our Big Shot for die cutting and embossing,…

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