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New Card Making Video Tutorial: Fabulous Four {Stampin’ Up!}

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

New Card Making Video Tutorial:  Fabulous Four {Stampin’ Up!}

New Card Making Video Tutorial:  Fabulous Four {Stampin’ Up!}

How about a new card making video using Stampin’ Up’s Fabulous Four stamp set?

Today’s card is all about little touches.  Doing little things to have a big overall impact on a card.  None of the little touches take a lot of time, and none of them on their own make a card pop.  But when added all up, it can take your card from feeling flat and boring, to fun in seconds!

And to make it go faster for you, I made you a video tutorial to go along with it.

The color palette came from the Flower Pot patterned paper from Stampin’ Up!  (I totally love having patterned paper that matches card stock!!!)  If you don’t have this patterned paper, now is THE TIME to get it.  All the $10.95 patterned paper from Stampin’ Up! is on sale – Buy 3 Get 1 Free!!!  Click here to grab your patterned paper!

And then the sentiment is from the Fabulous Four Stamp Set.  Look at this stamp set, it says there are four in a set, but to me, there are 7!  Lots of great sentiments in there:

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Then it was onto the accessorizing!

I wanted to add a bit more of a feminine touch to this, but not cutesy feminine.  So I opted for a butterfly from the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set.  (It has polka dots in the name and in the image, so you know I love it!)

And before we go any further, let’s go to the new card making video tutorial:


Here is the final card featuring the Fabulous Four stamp set:

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To order any of the supplies below, simply click on the links and you can order them right now!

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Do me a favor, please leave me a comment below and let me know which of the little touches you like the best on this card.  I hope that you enjoyed this new card making video that features the Fabulous Four Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

 

New Weekly Deals – Save on Stampin’ Up! Product

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Cards, Other | 0 comments

New Weekly Deals – Save on Stampin’ Up! Product

New Weekly Deals – Save on Stampin’ Up! Product

For one week only – grab these deals!  Simply click on the product and add it to your cart!

 

All Occasion Hand Made Card Idea Using Stampin’ Up’s Amazing Birthday

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 1 comment

All Occasion Hand Made Card Idea Using Stampin’ Up’s Amazing Birthday

All Occasion Hand Made Card Idea Using Stampin’ Up’s Amazing Birthday

If you need an idea for a handmade card, and you don’t have a lot of time, here is a great and simple idea for you.  It even has layers that you don’t have to add if you don’t want to.

You start by stamping your sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  I used the Amazing Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up!   At first, I bought this stamp set for just this image, but I have used most of the images by now.  But this one is my favorite.

Check out all the cool stamps in this set:

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That layer went onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock and then those went onto Real Red card stock.

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I dry embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  And you really could use any embossing folder you want.  Slap that embossed piece of Whisper White onto a piece of Real Red and then onto Night of Navy.

Attach your sentiment and you are DONE!

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So how could you make it even more simple?  Eliminate the middle layers.

Your card base would stay Night of Navy and then add your dry embossed layer on top.  Then skip the Night of Navy on the sentiment layer.  Seriously Simple!!

Below are the supplies used to create this card.

To order any of the supplies so you can recreate this card, simply click on the items below:

I hope that you have enjoyed this seriously simple handmade card idea using Amazing Birthday from Stampin’ Up.  With a winning color combination and one accessory, you can’t go wrong with this idea!L

New Weekly Deals!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Cards, Other | 0 comments

New Weekly Deals!

Grab these deals this week – many new catalog items included!

 

How to Make a Handmade Card using Big News from Stampin Up – Video Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Cards, Friendship | 1 comment

How to Make a Handmade Card using Big News from Stampin Up – Video Tutorial

How to Make a Handmade Card using Big News from Stampin Up – Video Tutorial

Today I am sharing a video showing you how to make an handmade card using the Big News Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  The template of the card comes from Definitely Sketches.   Definitely Sketches is a program designed to share fabulous card sketches AND teach you how to use them!

This was the first template that I fell in love with from that program and I use it over and over and over.  (It is sketch #2!)

And then came the color palette.  I LOVE red, black, and white.  Always have, always will.  (I guess that is why I went to Texas Tech many years ago.)

I love how you can add in more neutrals with this color palette if you want, or you can leave it as is.  Today I through in some Smoky Slate.

Rather than going into all the details on how to make this card, I opted to do a video for you.

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Below are all the supplies that you need to make this card.


To order any of these products, simply click the link below to enter my online store:

The only supply not listed is the 10 Second Bow Maker.   If you struggle at all with tying bows, OR you want to learn how to make fancier bows, then this is a must have tool for you.  Learn more about this tool and order it here.

And here is the video tutorial:

I hope that you enjoy the card idea, and the How to Make a Handmade card using the Big News Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial.

New Blendabilities Class – Local Only and Limited Spaces!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 2 comments

New Blendabilities Class – Local Only and Limited Spaces!

New Blendabilities Class – Local Only and Limited Spaces!

Want to learn how to use the new Blendabilities markers – and learn what makes them different from other alcohol markers?

In this unique introductory class, you will learn different ways to use Blendabilities to get rid of any frustration they may bring about – before it even happens.

 

There is nothing like learning the right way to do something, from the very beginning, right?

Because of the individualized attention that this type of class requires, space is very limited.

And because I want you to learn how to use them the right way, I am offering this class for FREE to those that purchase them from me.  You will need all of the markers to attend this class so that you can learn how to use them, and learn the different ways that EACH of the colors works.

This will be unlike any other class you have ever taken from me. 

We will break up your purchases of the markers over the next few weeks if you would prefer.  There are couple of ways to do this.  To register for this class, simply call me or email me (meg@iteachstamping.com).  First come, first serve on the spaces available for this class, so don’t wait to contact me.  And we will discuss which purchase option is right for you.

Class Time:  August 9th, 2-4pm. 

Where:  My kitchen table in Round Rock, TX

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New Weekly Deals – Save On Stampin’ Up! Products!!!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

New Weekly Deals – Save On Stampin’ Up! Products!!!

New Weekly Deals – Save On Stampin’ Up! Products!!!

For one week, grab this deals and cash in on the savings!  Simply click on the item and check out!

 

Stampin’ Up!’s Let Your Hair Down with Groovy Love {Video Tutorial}

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Cards, Friendship | 1 comment

Stampin’ Up!’s Let Your Hair Down with Groovy Love {Video Tutorial}

Stampin’ Up!’s Let Your Hair Down with Groovy Love {Video Tutorial}

My inspiration piece for this Let Your Hair Down mixed with Groovy Love card was my coffee mug.  I don’t like boring coffee mugs at all.  And I really don’t care for matching set where all four are identical.   (If they are a set where each one is different, I am ok with that.)

But I feel like the last thing I need on a Monday morning is a boring coffee mug – there is no oomph in that, no spark of fun, no nuttin’.

Here is the coffee mug that started my day, and my paper crafting off today:

Stampin' Up!'s Let Your Hair Down with Groovy Love {Video Tutorial}

Those colors started me on my color palette, for both this card and several others too.  I was digging around for patterned paper and landed on the polka dot pattern from Sweet Taffy.  The blue got changed to Tempting Turquoise and I was off!

It was an unusual layout and a bit different stamp set combination.  But I chose to mix the hearts from Groovy Love and the sentiment from Let Your Hair Down.  Both are stamp sets from Stampin’ Up.

The shape of the sentiment led me to the Deco Label Framelits.

Stampin' Up!'s Let Your Hair Down with Groovy Love {Video Tutorial}

It was a hodgepodge of supplies, and I figured that a video would best explain how to put this card together.  Here is the entire card:

Stampin' Up!'s Let Your Hair Down with Groovy Love {Video Tutorial}

Below are the supplies used to create this card.  You might notice that the Let Your Hair Down stamp set is not listed, it is because it is a set you can get with either Stampin’ Rewards or as a hostess.

Click on the item name to order any of the supplies that you need:

Here is the video tutorial, with all the supplies and dimensions listed in the video:

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see this Let Your Hair Down and Groovy Love stamp set card.  I love stamping, and I love to share it with you!  Be sure to check in tomorrow to see the new weekly deals!

 

New Weekly Deals, Great Paper Sale and Blendabilities!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

New Weekly Deals, Great Paper Sale and Blendabilities!

New Weekly Deals, Great Paper Sale and Blendabilities!!!

 

Plus Blendabilities are here:

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Get a Great Deal on Patterned Paper!!!

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New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

7 Great Items on Sale as Part of Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals

Grab them by clicking on the links below, and be sure to use hostess code:  J3J7YYVR