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What is That Stamp Image?

What is That Stamp Image? 

It’s been the talk in many chat rooms on Facebook lately among my demonstrator friends…. What is that weird image in the Swirly Bird stamp set?

It’s a Kite.  Yes, the cutest kite ever.

Swirly Bird, Stampin' Up!

 

The “mystery image” in the Swirly Bird stamp set creates a Kite.  In fact, it’s the kite you see above.

I kept this card very quick and simple.  The greeting is what truly stands out.  I love this.

Swirly Bird, Stampin' Up!

 

I did a little fussy cutting on the kite, but nothing hard.  I stamped the kite string lightly and stamped a few bows on the kite to coordinate.

Another love of mine on this card… Layering Love stamp set.  Oh jeez.  The words.  The fonts.  The the the… It’s AMAZING.  Christmas gifts will easily be created using this stamp set because the word art in this set is perfection.

The main colors used for this card was Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight.

Swirly Bird, Stampin' Up!

 

I had every desire to go nuts with this card adding more layers.  Truth be told, once I attached the kites, I realized this card did not need anything else.  Isn’t that a beautiful thing?

 

Swirly Bird, Stampin' Up!

 

Are you making your wish list? I hope Swirly Bird is on it.

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5 Stamps Every Stamper Should Own

5 Stamps Every Stamper Should Own

Stamps? Just 5 you say Kimberly?

Well, I could give you a list of 500 because I’m sure that’s the amount that my stamp room has seen over the years- or more….

 

I want to keep the list to 5 stamp sets because I’m narrowing it down to the new Occasions catalog.

 

Now this wasn’t easy but it’s a question I get asked a TON.  What would I choose if I could only choose 5 stamps and why? I’ve linked a sample that’s been created with all of them but one.

 

My Top 5 Stamps and Why!

  1. Enjoy the Little Things (Page 33)  This stamp set not only has fun greetings that are great for any occasion card, it also has sweet small images that are perfect for simple cards.  The two border stamps are perfect for stamping on your cards as well as the envelope.  This also coordinates with a Project Kit that anyone could enjoy.  It’s my Top favorite and perfect if you are a brand new stamper. I have created a card below that you can see as well as this card HERE.
  2. Rose Wonder (Page 18)  If you are looking for versatility, look no further.  This stamp set covers marriage, sympathy, birthday, thank you, blessings and even a scripture verse. This one stamp set is perfection for any project or card.  The gorgeous rose, leaf and small flower can be stamped simply for a new stamper or stepped up for the advanced stamper. Think about watercoloring, paper piecing, glitter, embossing.  This set would be beautiful with anything done to it.  With the matching Rose Garden Thinlits Dies this makes your crafting easier as you will not have to fussy cut anything.  SCORE!  Here is a card I created using this set HERE.
  3. Number of Years (Page 11) Stampers or scrapbookers will love this set for paper crafting.  No more searching for the numbers you need for a birthday card.  They are right at your finger tips and have the matching framelits-Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  This set covers birthdays, Anniversaries, and even has a few flowers in the mix.  It’s also perfect for keeping your memories alive for children grade school years captured.  This is definitely versatile and practical for the amount of use you can get out of it.  I see teacher projects and many birthday cards created with this stamp set.
  4. Balloon Celebration (Page 12) I chose this stamp set not only for the fun balloons but one of the greetings captured my heart, “Come, Let us sit together and drink”.  Along with this comes Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Champagne greetings.  Why do I love this? It’s about gathering people together.  Enjoying the fellowship of others.  THIS I love.  Have you ever wanted to gather new friends but wasn’t sure how? This is a perfect stamp set to create an invite.  The bonus is the stars, clouds, balloons.  There is a lot of life to this set and one you can use for a long time.  Here is a card I created using this set HERE.
  5. Timeless Textures (Page 29) You’ve heard of love at first sight, right? That happened when I laid eyes on this set. I always look at a stamp set and ask how many projects can I see myself creating with it.  The answer for this one is ENDLESS.  I could possibly use this stamp set on every project I create.  It’s perfect for texture to a card, the splatter stamp is just the perfect size and the coffee stain image is PERFECTION.  Here is a card I created using this set HERE and HERE.

These are just 5 of the stamps I think stampers should have in their stash from the Occasions catalog.  There are many more I could list but if you are a new stamper, or advanced stamper these would meet your needs.

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Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy the Little things is a gentle life reminder that I love.  I know I could use this card framed on my desk to remind me to enjoy the little things.  Life is short.

Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

My favorite embellishment on this card is the ribbon.  It’s been awhile since I used a lot of Seam Binding ribbon and one of the things I love about Seam Binding is how well it folds and ties a bow.  It’s very pliable making bow ties easy.

I held the ribbon in place using the Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

Two staples with my Handheld Stapler keeps it all together.

The 1″ Square Punch is perfect to punch these small square images.  While the images are slightly larger, this was a quick no fuss way to no cutting.

Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

I would love to hear from you and what your Top 5 picks are from the Occasions Catalog.  What can YOU not live without? Leave a comment letting me know.

 

In the meantime… enjoy the little things.  Life is short.

 

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Life is Precious-Love it!

Life is Precious-Love it!

Life… Love it.

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Sometimes that’s a hard pill to swallow- love this life!

I love when we can take a piece of paper and create something to lift up the spirits of another human being.

 

 

Enjoy the Little Things

Today’s NEW favorite stamp set should be on every paper crafters stamp table- Enjoy the Little Things.

This stamp set actually coordinates with a fantastic kit that would make a great addition to anyones home, but the stamp set speaks VOLUMES to me.

Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Below is the kit that coordinates with the stamp set.  Look at this amazing kit!  All of these pieces below fit onto a clip board that comes with the kit.

You can find the kit in your Occasions catalog on page 33.  It’s jam packed with products.

 

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Of course you can use the stamp set to make SO many great projects like this one below.

 

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I loved using this set with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Use the Precision Base Plate and the Magnetic Plate together when using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Die.  This helps to cut this intricate die MUCH better easier.  I know that typically we say to not use the Magnetic Plate with the Precision Plate, but for this particular die cut- it works better.
  • If you are die cutting Glimmer Paper, place the die cut so it will cut through the back of the glimmer paper making it easier to die cut.
  • The Big Shot Die Brush can be your new BFF (Bigshot Friend Forever) when using intricate dies.
  • Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen to adhere this die cut onto your cardstock.  It’s perfection when trying to get into the small areas.

I love the “faux” embossed look this card has by placing the Whisper White die cut onto Whisper White cardstock.  Ewwwww Weeeee I love it.

The last thing I added was the trinkets from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  The Acrylic dots- SWOON!

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Love this life!  We know that there can be dark days and there are many people around us dealing with hard times.  Lift the spirits of others by sending the paper hug.  This set is PERFECT. Be Brave. Enjoy the little things. Dream Big and let’s not forget to celebrate the joys.

Have an AWESOME weekend, you are loved.

XOXOXO

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For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.