Cards, Free Tutorial, Video

Above the Clouds Card

 

This stamp set was top on my wish list.  I love that it is bundled with a punch and when you purchase them together you can save 10% on the bundled price.  Punches are awesome!  Don’t you think so too?

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Hot air balloons make me smile.  Have you ever been to a hot air balloon festival?  The glowing? Oh man!  There is something magical and majestic in them.  If you have not, you should put it on your bucket list!  Go to a good one.  We had one in Plano (North Dallas), Texas near where I grew up.  I haven’t been to one since but I still remember the awe I felt every time I see a balloon in the sky, or one stamped on paper 🙂

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I have a video to share with you on this project which is a much more effective tool to show some tips and tricks I used to create my card.  I hope you enjoy it and be inspired to create your own.

Remember all the products used in this project can be purchased in my online store.  A list of products used can be found below as well as a printable project sheet.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

Above the Clouds Card | Project Sheet

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Paper Pumpkin, Tips, Video

Tackling Paper Pumpkin Organization

Today I wanted to share with you how I have been storing my Paper Pumpkin Stamp sets.  Those mini sets are great! But, what to do with them when you finish your kit?  There are so many great sentiments and images but it is easy to loose track of what you have and if you aren’t keeping track of them, if they are not organized, then you probably aren’t using them!

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I decided I wanted something that could sit on my stamp shelf and had easy access for me to be able to thumb through and quickly glance at the stamps to see which I want to use.  I have prepared a video tutorial to show you how to make my stamp file box.  It only uses a few products and holds one years worth of Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets.

If you are new to my website, or Stampin’ Up! and don’t know what I am talking about when I refer to Paper Pumpkin?? then you should definitely go read learn more about this fabulous monthly subscription kit HERE!

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Another use for this box would be to organize and store your handmade cards!  Keep those beautiful creations safely stored until they are ready to be signed and sent away!  All of the products used in this project can be purchased from my online shop.

Additional Tip:  Of all the months I have been a member of the Paper Pumpkin Club there has only been one stamp set (Manly Moments, May 2018) which was too long to fit inside the clear envelope.  My solution was to cut the stamp set in half, acetate sheets and all, and put one half on one side of the whisper white cardstock and the other half on the back side.  It works just fine!  I forgot to point this out in my video.  Sorry!

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Thanks for watching today.  Let me know if you make your own and share with me how you chose to decorate yours.  I kept my simple but I know some of you will really make yours spectacular and I would love to see them!  Share your photos with me on facebook.

Have a blessed day and happy stampin’!

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Plain or with Pizzazz? (MIY Monday #3)

Today I wanted to show you how pretty a card can be simply using stamps, ink and paper!  It truly doesn’t take a lot of materials (or time) to make something special.  Additionally, I show you how adding just a couple of embellishments you can really make your project pop!

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I was inspired, yet again, from the catalog (page 176).  These colors are so soft and elegant I was drawn to them.

The card came together very quickly using just a basic tool kit.  Here is a step by step video showing you how I did it.

If you prefer to print this tutorial out click on the TAMS# link for a printable version.  Remember all the supplies can be ordered directly at my online store (directly linked) and you can earn perks if you order using the current Host Code (or click to learn more about my Stampers with Benefit club.  I thank you for checking in today and hope you will come back to visit again soon!

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Thanks with Varied Vases (MIY #2)

Today’s Make it Yourself Monday card was inspired by artwork in the catalog!  I love the bright and cheery colors of the ‘Hello’ card found on page 45 and was inspired to make my own version using the supplies I already own.

The catalog is an excellent resource for inspiration, whether you are looking for color inspiration, card design or just trying to find other ways to use the supplies you have.

I love the color palette in the original card in the catalog.  That was one element I knew I wanted to copy!


I don’t have the textured impressions folder that was used in the inspiration card and I really wanted to use a different card design so this is where I began to stray.  But that is OKAY!!!

For you visual learners, I have created a step by step video.  It isn’t a fast frame like last weeks.  I’m trying to decide which I prefer.  Feel free to let me know your preference.

If you are interested in making one for yourself (and I think you definitely should!) then click the following link for the printable project sheet.  Remember, you can shop for any needed supplies on my website (store link is above or you can click on the products in the list below to be taken directly there.  Also note that, Varied Vases and the Vase Builder Punch can be purchased together in a bundle for a 10% savings, or individually if you prefer one without the other.

Varied Vases – Make It Yourself (MIY) #2 | TheseAreMyStamps

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is fabulous!

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Delightfully Detailed Suite (MIY #1)

Welcome to the FIRST edition a new series I am calling Make It Yourself Monday!  Mondays can be difficult.  Right?  I thought it would be a perfect day to feature a weekly card tutorial for you.  You know, to help restart your mojo for the week.  Each week for MIY Monday I will include a quick video for my project as well as a printable project sheet that has a supply list as well as step by step directions so that you can recreate the exact card OR use it as inspiration to create your own project.

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Today’s project features the Delightfully Detailed Suite.  I just love the versatility of this suite.  The stamp set (Detailed with Love) has so many wonderful, all-occasion sayings, making it a perfect go-to for many card making needs.  The neutral colors of the ribbon and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper assures they will enhance your project no matter what color scheme you are working with!

Speaking of colors, today we are going to be working with 2 of our new In-Colors, paired with an oldie but goodie, to offer bright and cheery happiness!

How can you not smile and feel happy when you see those gorgeous colors together!

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I hope you enjoy the quick format of this tutorial!  If you are like me you enjoy watching tutorials, but sometimes time limits you.  This way you can watch AND create one of your own.  Watching is fun but actually creating it is so much funner!  LOL!

For a printable step by step project sheet click link below:

Delightfully Detailed Suite – MIY Monday #1 | TheseAreMyStamps

Thanks for checking in today.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will come back for more!  I have so much fun sharing the projects I make.

Remember all products used in this tutorial can be purchased in my online store. Don’t forget to use this month’s Hostess Code (J32M6RX2) for purchases between $35-150 to receive free goodies from me.  Read more HERE to learn about using the monthly Hostess Code and receiving free products.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!  Have a beautiful week and Happy Stampin’!

NOTE:  Remember that you can save 10% by purchasing the Detailed with Love stamp set and the Detailed Trio Punch together (#148327 for wood mount and #148328 for clear mount).

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