Three Banners One Punch: How to Get the Most Out of Your Punches

Botanical Butterfly DSP Meets Banner Triple Punch Three Banners One Punch Hello Paper Crafters!! I have three super easy cards you can put together in 15 minutes. I know we are all super busy and I wanted you to know that all your cards don’t need to be complicated. These cards are simple and make the Designer Series Paper the focus. Don’t you just love the Botanical Butterfly DSP? I…

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Happy Birthday To You Card: Feb. 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

Happy Birthday To You Card Hello Paper Crafters!! I made this sweet Happy Birthday To You Card for Jean, a dear friend who I have known for 20+ years. Four of us went out to celebrate and tried a new restaurant, Haywire. We had a great time and the food was superb. We all met through an early childhood PTA back in 1997. I was actually the Crafts Chairperson. I…

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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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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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