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

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 when I was a new stamper. I loved experimenting with the supplies I had to come up with a new card creation. It was so thrilling to put ink to paper and make something I could share with others. One of my favorite things to do was make birthday cards. When I was on the PTA board for my children’s elementary school, from 2001-2006, I made a birthday card for each board member. I wish I had pictures to show, but I didn’t think to keep a record of my creations.

To cater to each type of crafter I have created 3 cards for you. The Gingham Gala Suite is perfect for all types of crafters. I hope I inspire you to create something beautiful. 

What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

Gingham Gala Suite

The Gingham Gala Suite is perfect for all types of stampers. Stampin’ Up suites are the best because they do all the hard work for you. All the products in a suite are coordinated to work together including everything from the stamp set, punch or dies, paper (card stock & DSP), colors, ribbons & embellishments. Stampin’ Up! is always on trend because they do their research. The colors in this suite (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist), the butterflies and the gingham pattern are all very popular right now. You will see them everywhere in crafts, fashion, & home décor. Watch this video to see how Botanical Butterfly, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack and the Butterfly Elements (all of which can be earned for free) in the Sale-a-bration Catalog coordinate beautifully with the Gingham Gala Suite.

The Video

Sale-a-bration

There are 3 items in the Sale-a-bration Catalog, that you can earn for free, that coordinate with the Gingham Gala suite. My favorite item is the Botanical Butterfly DSP. One side has 4 different images of butterflies that are so gorgeous and 2 different botanical images. The reverse side is black and white with 3 different images of butterflies and 3 different patterned sheets. And the best part is that the Butterfly Duet punch works with 4 of papers. The second item you can earn for free is the Butterfly Elements which are pressed wood butterflies, flowers, and leaves that are ideal for embellishing cards, packaging, and more! The other item that coordinates with this suite is the organdy ribbon combo pack with 5 ribbons in the colors of the suite (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist).

What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

There are so many lovely items in the Sale-a-bration Catalog that you will love.

Check it out here!

The Color Palette

Recipe: Paper. Images. Embellishments.

Paper: Gingham Gala DSP, Whisper White card stock, Gingham Gala card stock pack (Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather) & Botanical Butterfly DSP

Images: Butterfly Gala Bundle & Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather & Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Pads, Tuxedo Black Memento Pad

Embellishments: Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins, Whisper White 5/8” Flax Ribbon

Extras: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Project: Beginner Stamper

What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

Step 1:

Cut your pieces.

  • Whisper White card stock: Cut card base 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”.

Step 2:

Stamp your images.

  • Sentiment: Stamp in center of white card front in Highland Heather.
  • Butterflies: Stamp in Daffodil Delight above sentiment, then turn stamp upside down and stamp below sentiment. Add the body and antennae for each butterfly in Highland Heather ink.
  • Tip: Find the vertical and horizontal center of the card front so it is easier to center the images.

Supplies: Butterfly Gala stamp set, Daffodil Delight & Highland Heather Stampin’ Pads & Whisper White card stock & Clear Block D

Total: $54.25 before shipping and tax  (You may choose 1 level 1 Sale-a-bration item.)

 

 

The Project: Casual Stamper

What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

Step 1:

Cut your pieces.

  • Highland Heather card stock: Cut card base 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”.
  • Gingham DSP (Highland Heather): Cut 1” x 5 ½” strip.

Step 2:

Stamp your images.

  • Sentiment: Stamp on Daffodil Delight CS in Lemon Lime Twist and punch out using Tailored Tag punch, with the sentiment towards the bottom half.
  • Butterflies: Choose 3 different butterflies and stamp one in Daffodil Delight, one in Grapefruit Grove and one in Lemon Lime Twist ink on white cardstock, then punch out using the Butterfly Duet punch.

Step 3:

Putting it all together.

  • Gingham strip: Use SNAIL to attach to the right edge of the card front.
  • Tag: Use SNAIL to attach to the bottom of the card front.
  • Butterflies: Match large Grapefruit Grove butterfly with small Daffodil Delight butterfly, large Daffodil Delight butterfly with small Lemon Lime Twist butterfly and large Lemon Lime Twist butterfly with small Grapefruit Grove butterfly. Use glue dots to adhere small butterfly to large butterfly.
  • With glue dots, adhere the butterflies to the center of the card front.
What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

Supplies: Butterfly Gala Bundle, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove & Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Pads & Highland Heather. Daffodil Delight & Whisper White card stock, Tailored Tag Punch, Gingham Gala DSP, SNAIL & Glue Dots & Clear Block D

Total: $134.00 before shipping and tax (You may choose 2 level 1 Sale-a-bration items or 1 level 2 item.)

 

 

The Project: Avid Stamper

What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

Step 1:

Cut your pieces.

  • Grapefruit Grove card stock: Cut card base 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score 2 1/8” from each end.
  • Gingham Gala DSP: Use largest circle (2 7/8”) to cut Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala DSP.
  • Whisper White CS: Use 4th largest circle (2 1/8”) to cut Whisper White CS.
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP: Cut 2 pieces 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”, use small butterfly pattern in black and white and in color.
  • Cut a piece of Flax Ribbon 16” long.

Step 2:

Stamp your images.

  • Sentiment: Stamp on the bottom half of white circle in Memento ink.
  • Butterflies: Stamp the butterflies in Memento ink on a scrap of white CS.
  • Use the bold stamps to color the butterflies. Ink up the stamp with Balmy Blue ink then use a sponge dauber in Lemon Lime Twist to ink the center of the bold stamp.
  • Tip: To ink the tiny butterfly with the Lemon Lime Twist use the side of the sponge dauber.

Step 3:

Putting it all together.

  • DSP Panels: Adhere to front of card with SNAIL.
  • Flax Ribbon: Adhere with SNAIL to the center of the left panel.
  • Grapefruit Grove circle: Adhere to left panel.
  • Whisper White circle: Adhere to Grapefruit Grove circle with dimensionals.
  • Butterflies” Adhere to circle with dimensionals.
  • Add a flower sequin in Highland Heather next to “Hello”.
What type of stamper are you?

What type of stamper are you?

Supplies: Butterfly Gala Bundle, Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, Balmy Blue & Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Pads & Grapefruit Grove & Whisper White card stock, Gingham Gala DSP, Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins, Layering Circles Framelits, SNAIL, Mini Dimensionals, Botanical Butterfly DSP (Choose as one Sale-a-bration item), Sponge Daubers, Flax Ribbon & Clear Block D

Total: $159.25 before shipping and tax (You may choose 3 level 1 Sale-a-bration items or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2 item.) Contact me because you are eligible for Host benefits. Not included in the price is a Big Shot ($110) that is needed to use the Framelits.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these tutorials with the Gingham Gala Suite.

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Lois Avellanet
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