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Add Interest Using Stampin’ Up! Punches

Add Interest Using Stampin’ Up! Punches

Punches are one of the most used tools in my stamp room and especially my circle punches.

Of course my Big Shot gets a ton of use but punches make my crafting life easy.  Don’t you think?

I really can’t get bored with punches and because I’m such a lazy crafter, punches make my crafting world even more spectacular because they save me time.

 

What I love is through the years Stampin’ Up! has made it more and more easy for us to create with the wide selection of punches.  While I’m sad to see some of our punches retire, I’m also excited for the new ones that are coming.

 

Layering Punched Pieces

One of the things I’ve been enjoying with punches is adding depth to a handmade card using multiple layers of a punched image.

I had tried this with a few die cuts recently and then thought – why not a punched image.

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Today I grabbed the remaining pieces of my You’re So Lovely kit and put together 9 cards.  I loved all of them but as I was getting near the end of my creative streak, I felt the urge to try something different.

Create It!

Let’s jump in and I’ll share with you how to create the card above and most importantly show you how to create depth using your punches.

  1. Fold your cardstock base in half to create your card.  Using the sponge roller (or you can use a Sponge Dauber) and Dapper Denim ink (coming soon), sponge over the star mask from the You’re So Lovely kit.  *Note* You can rinse the sponge roller under water and squeeze out the water and pat dry and it’s ready to use again.  LOVE!
  2. Stamp congrats and banner image onto the Kraft cardstock label die cut using Basic Black ink. Images from the You’re So Lovely stamp set.
  3. Punch out 10 stars using Star Punch. I used the new InColor- Dapper Denim.  Layer 5 star punches onto one another using Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  Let this dry.
  4. Adhere the stars to the card as seen above.
  5. Add a strand of White Jute ribbon behind the congrats banner.
  6. Add Gold metal stars to card front from the kit.
  7. Enjoy!

 

 

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You can see how the punched images stacked together create great depth.  I think I will use this as a graduation card.  Perfect for a young male.  Actually, I might give this to Russ.  He retires from the Navy on June 10th.  That’s another story for another day.

 

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Mission Accomplished!

As you can see, I was on a mission yesterday.  I couldn’t let this kit go to waste.  It’s been one of my favorites and I’m a  hoarder.  As I was cleaning and purging yesterday I knew I wanted to finish these.

 

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Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

You can see all of the products used in the clickable links below.  

The retired list for this year has been RELEASED!!  Click HERE to view! 

Remember, all accessories are while supplies LAST.  Get your order in quickly if there is something you want.

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April.

I’m not foolin’ ya! Click HERE to shop!

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

April Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!

 

I Challenge YOU!

I have a pile of stamps I’m getting ready to tackle this weekend for projects.  I am pretty excited to use them because some have not EVER seen ink. Why do I do that???  Let’s challenge each other to create using a stamp set that hasn’t been used OR one that hasn’t seen a lot of ink.  Will you join me?? Share if you do.  I’d love to see.

Have an AWESOME weekend.  XOXOXOXO

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Morning Stamping Escapade

Morning Stamping Escapade

Morning stamping is unheard of in my home,  let alone 7:30 in the morning.

 

Yesterday morning my oldest, Brandon woke me up and managed to get me out of bed way earlier than planned.  Since I had gone to bed late the night before I was trying to squeeze in a few more hours before waking.

Brandon had different plans, which in a sense screwed up the entire routine.

No biggie really.  It happens.

I started my morning rituals which always starts with the brewing of coffee.  Now I should tell you I’m pretty chipper in the morning.  I prefer to have at least one cup of coffee down before any conversation but I’m typically cheerful regardless.  Brandon and I are the only ones in my house that react this way to mornings.  The others…. not so much.  One in particular is grouchy pants.  UGH.

 

Anyways…

 

I grabbed my coffee and was browsing fakebook when all of a sudden I saw a video posted by Stampin’ Up! using my favorite kit, You’re So Lovely.

I opened the video and watched it and was completely blown away with the cuteness of projects.  Oh my GOSH.

 

Not even an entire cup of coffee was down and I had an INSTANT urge to create what I had just watched.  Gosh, I don’t do anything in an instant anymore and NEVER at 7:30 in the morning!

 

 

When Alexis woke up to find me in my stamp room she immediately asked if i was okay.  Obviously this was not a typical morning and my first thought was she probably thinks I never went to bed.  Ha ha ha.

 

Morning Stamping Isn’t So Bad! 

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You’ve heard this before how much I love Stampin’ Up! kits and the You’re So Lovely is my FAVORITE!

One of the amazing concept artists put together the video below (end of the post) and this treat bag was my favorite.

I instantly created it and Alexis said….  “Can I have it?”

She said she wanted to give this treat bag  to one of her friends.

How could I possibly resist and out the door she went with this little gem.

 

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Everything you see on the bag was included with the kit except the Rhinestone I added on the butterfly.

What makes this little treat bag even better?

Mid afternoon I received a text from Alexis. “Mom, can you make 12 more of those treat bags? All my friends need one!”

My girl had just made me day. The best part- they were made with no holiday in mind. I was just carried away by all the cuteness and I had to create it.

 

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You can see in the photo above I decided to get busy and create a whole bunch for Alexis and her friends.  It was so easy.

I decided to create a card using the kit too.  A few extra things were added to create this card- Calypso Coral cardstock and a Tea Lace Doily, Jute Ribbon, and Basic Black ink.

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Alexis will be bringing 10 treat bags to school today for friends and I will carry a smile all day long.

I’m sure my morning stamping experience was a complete fluke, however I will be making more goodies using the Oh So Lovely kit.  If you don’t have one, I would highly encourage it.  The accessories in this kit are awesome.  Whether you are a beginner or advanced crafter, this kit is for you.

Check out this video with more fun ideas using this kit.  You will see the instructions to create this goodie bag above too.

You can see all of the products I used in the clickable links below.

 

 

Supply List

The retired list for this year has been RELEASED!!  Click HERE to view! 

Remember, all accessories are while supplies LAST.  Get your order in quickly if there is something you want.

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April.

I’m not foolin’ ya! Click HERE to shop!

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

April Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!

Morning, You're So Lovely, Stampin' Up!

Have an AWESOME day!! XOXOXO

World Scrapbooking Day

World Scrapbooking Day

Happy World Scrapbooking Day to you!

Today is a bit exciting as I have a fun  International World Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop to share with you.

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You may be just starting here or have come from the amazing Ilse van Vliet blog.

Either way you can make your way around by using the list at the bottom of this blog post, so that you don’t miss a blog and a chance to be inspired by the scrap lay-outs, Project Life pages and/or scrap mini-albums our talented group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators have created!

Let the fun begin!

I decided I would work on an scrapbooking album for each of the kids and wanted to start with a cover page for the album.

I loved building this page and started with a clean blank slate.  I had tons of ideas when starting this layout and then it just evolved.  I LOVE when that happens.  After being in a creative rut for a bit, it felt great to find a bit of mojo.

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Building the Page

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Starting this scrapbooking layout I began with a few products on my desk and then started layering working on the left side first to showcase my photos.  Here are a few of the products I had on hand.

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I uploaded my photos to the Becky Higgins Project Life App and used a template to create 2 x 2 photos.  I love how tiny and fun these photos are and they are a direct reflection of my sweet Alexis and her infectious laugh.  You can see my post from Wednesday HERE where I share how to use the Becky Higgins App to print your own photos using a Canon Selphy Printer.

 

The Shine On Designer Paper with gems speaks to my page as she truly is a gem.  I love the polka dots on the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum because it adds “fun” to the layout.  The clip and die cut you see around the photo come from the You’re So Lovely Project Kit.  <—— It’s a MUST buy.  Truly one of the best kits.

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The tiny little blue triangles come from the Memories in the Making Project Life Kit.  It’s one that you will swoon over.  Think Ice Cream, Good Times, and Balloons. Perfect to capture birthdays and so much more.

 

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Moving over to the right side of the layout, you can see I added a few more strips of designer paper and then stamped the “Life” onto Whisper White cardstock to sum up the entire page.  This will be Alexis’ life.  This stamp set comes from the Project Life This is the Life stamp set.  GREAT set for scrapbookers.

 

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Another favorite I added was the Silver Glitter Tape that you can receive FREE with a $50 product order.  Oh this tape is a piece of heaven.  Easy to tear and add’s so much to a project.

 

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Another fun piece I did for this scrapbooking layout was added a little watercoloring using Soft Suede ink and my Aqua Painter.  It was a quick brushing of color, nothing fancy.  Another favorite I added was the gold balls and stars from the You’re So Lovely Project Kit.  These are little gems in that kit. WOW!

 

Now it’s time to visit the rest of the hop and see the amazing scrapbooking talent from all over the world.  This is my favorite part.  Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and take in the inspiration.  If you are not much into scrapbooking, look at it from a crafting point of view.  Take snippets and see how you can apply it to a handmade card.

 

You can see all of the products I used for this layout at the end of this post. Use the clickable links to shop online.

 

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If you get lost on the hop, just click one of the links below to follow along.

Caroline van der Straaten            

Nadine Buhl   

Nina Janssen

Angélique Nederpel  

Kylie Bertucci

Dominique Bergen     

Diana van Otterlo        

Tanja Rath      

Eveline van Heijst       

Jolanda Meurs

Constanze Wirtz          

Hélène den Breejen  

Sandra Korten

Michelle Last

Monique de Kok         

Lotte Noordzij-Walther            

Lina Landmeyer           

Carolien Boone            

Hilde Suykerbuyk        

Cornelia Janssen         

Linda den Besten        

Leoni v.d.Bas-Geertsema       

Krista Frattin  

Annette Koolmees     

Diana Besemer

Regine Semmelhaak  

Ilse van Vliet  

Kimberly Van Diepen     

Danielle Bennenk

These are the main colors I used for today’s layout.