Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder Spotlight

I have really struggled using this embossing folder.  I tried to use as a background and felt like I was covering it up.  I saw a card made by Nancy Novak and decided to try her idea of Spot lighting the image on a card front.



My first attempt is a similar layout using different colors and Tranquil Textures designer paper. The card base is Soft Seafoam and the Mint Macaron strip is the reverse side of the paper.  The Strip was not long enough to go across the card, so I snipped it and added to each edge and the Night of Navy Square covers up the gap!!  This is a good trick to use up your scraps!


I added some Pearls to the Flowers and a Simple Sentiment cut with the Stitched Framelits.  Now I need to Branch out and try some more colors.  Designer paper can really help with ideas and color combinations.

DID YOU KNOW?  The back if each Designer paper pack has ALL the colors listed for you and in the catalog there are Card Stock packs to Coordinate with each Designer paper pack.  24 sheets, 8 sheets in 3 colors to help you make GREAT Color choices for all your projects!



Tranquil Textures Designer paper  146331  $11.00  Part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE paper sale!!



Tranquil Textures Cardstock pack   146332  $8.50  8 Crumb Cake, 8 Mint Macaron, 8 Night of Navy


Lovely Floral Embossing folder  148048 $9.00

Just learned something in the catalog......embossing folders in this light color are DYNAMIC folders which use 1 plate when running thru the Big Shot!!  Page 222 gives you the correct sandwich to use for Dynamic and Standard embossing folders!!  And you can easily tell which folder is which by the color of the paper embossed, how did I miss this?



Pearls  144219  $5.00



Here is Nancy's card!  Stunning!



JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

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Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 29th at 6pm.


if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dandelion Wishes Borders

Today I am showing a very simple Border for a Scrapbook page stamped with the Stamparatus.  With open sides you can stamp one directions and then turn your paper and stamp from the other side.  Using Black ink allows you to adhere more than 1 stamp to maximize your effort.  Here is the finished page.  When I see these Dandelions, I think of the Bob Dylan song Blowin' in the Wind.


My Father was the only Boy with 3 Sisters.  Helen, Doris and My Aunt Marilyn who I try to spend time with 2-3 times a year.  Marilyn gave me a box of loose pictures and I am slowly scrapbooking these pictures.  Great Memories with Great Ladies!!


Blowin' in the Wind was said to be a Protest song written in 1962.  I was 5, I do know My Aunt Helen looks like she is standing for a Cause!!  Love these pictures of my 3 Strong Amazing Aunts!

Here is how I created the Border using the Stamparatus.  Put the bottom corner of your 12 X 12 page in the corner.  Place stamps, ink and stamp.



Turn the paper, line up and stamp again. I should have moved over a hinge!  Just a bit of an overlap, but I am Ok with that.


Remove 1 stamp and finish the Border.  When using 1 ink color this is an awesome option for creating Borders!





This companion page has LOTS of Sisters!  On the Left, My Dad's Aunts.....and they are Sisters!!  Marie (my Second Grade Teacher and my DAD and his Sisters teacher also!!  Vera, Deal, Esther and Minnie.
On the Right, My Dad's Mom Gladys with her Daughter Helen, then with her Sister Olive and Daughters Doris and Marilyn. Last picture Grandma and Olive with Aunt Doris.  I was Blessed with lots of Women in my Childhood in Illinois


The back ground on this page is from Animal Expedition Designer paper pack.  Calypso Coral card stock with Whisper White Butterflies and Faceted Dots.

Animal Expedition designer paper  146902  $11.00  This paper is part of the Buy 3 get 1 FREE special!!


Colors in this paper:



Faceted Dots  146910  $6.00  96 pieces 4 colors



Springtime Expressions Thinlits  146326  $29.00  OR Bundle with the stamps

148348  $49.50



12 X 12 Page Protectors  144206  $7.00  12 pages
12 X 12 Whisper White card stock  124302  $7.75  12 sheets

JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net


Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 29th at 6pm.


if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Wedding Hearts

Saturday at my Stamp a Stack class one of my Customers requested a Wedding card.  She sent me a sample picture and of course I did not have that Stamp set or Framelits.  GASP!!!  I thought I had it ALL!!  Thankfully I do NOT have it all, but I may have to invest in the Framelits so I can use the Hearts from her sample!  But instead I improvised and Stacked some Hearts for a similar effect!


Nothing says Wedding like Black and White, Tux and Wedding Dress and a SPLASH of color!  This Designer paper is from Tranquil Textures.  I embossed with the new Tufted Embossing folder.  If you really wanted to Bling it up you could add Rhinestones in the tufts!



I cut 3 Hearts in Black and White using some Retired Heart Framelits.  Then stacked them with some dimensionals trimmed to hide behind the Hearts.  I then added a Fresh Fig Bow and used Tombow to Glue the Hearts to the card.  Mr & Mrs was stamped with the Make a Difference stamp set.  Fun to line up but worth the effort!  The Stamparatus makes it much easier!

Make A Difference  146676  $27.00


Tufted Embossing folder  146335  $9.00


Tranquil Textures 12 X 12 designer paper 146331  $11.00  This paper is part of the Buy 3 get 1 Free Special!!



Fresh Fig 1/8 Sheer ribbon  144174  $6.00


Sunshine Wish Thinlits   141489  $27.00

See that adorable HEART!  Gotta have it!!  The words are backwards  HOPE, LOVE, CONGRATS and SUNSHINE.



JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net


Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 29th at 6pm.


if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Scrapbook Pages with the Stamparatus

Wow it has been a long time since I did a page layout.  But this stamp from Gallery Grunge and The Rooted with Nature really inspired me to make some pages remembering my Dad.  Dad was an avid Horse Shoe Pitcher and one of his last Bucket List Journeys was to the Horse Shoe Hall of Fame in Wentzville Mo.  He has a Memorial Brick there, I really need to make that journey again and get a picture of His Brick.



I used the Stamparatus and added more of the Wood Chevron pattern to the page I showed yesterday.  Using Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Expresso inks.  The Wood Textures paper really goes well with these stamp sets.  I used a Sponge and ink to Grunge up the edges of the paper.



I added a 6 X 6 piece of the Wood Textures behind this picture.  This museum is really nice and has lots of indoor Horseshoe courts.  My Dad always wanted to Win the Lottery and Build an Indoor Court in Illinois so he could pitch ALL year long!


On this page I used a 12 X 12 paper from Nature's Poem Designer paper.  Beautiful paper for Fall layouts and Card making.  After my Dad Retired in 1984, my parents traveled to many Tournaments in Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois.  Dad pitched in the H Class and had many Trophies. 


I love how the elements from Rooted in Nature can be used to embellish a page.  Dad really worked hard on the Galesburg, Illinois courts and his Club hosted the State Tournament in 1991.  Sadly those courts are empty today.

Gallery Grunge  146535 Wood $28.00,  146538 Clear $20.00

Rooted in Nature Bundle 148352 Wood $84.50,  148353 Clear $72.75  The Leaf Embosslits in the center of this picture really add texture to your projects!!  And also have a Framelit to cut them out!!!


Natures Poem Designer paper  146338  $11.00  12 X 12 Part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Special!!



Wood Textures 6 X 6 paper stack  144177  $11.00  Part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Special!!


12 X 12 Page Protectors  144206  $7.00  12 pages
12 X 12 Whisper White card stock  124302  $7.75  12 sheets

JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net


Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 29th at 6pm.


if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Scrapbooking with the Stamparatus....

What?  Let me show you how this TOOL can make Borders and Collages in a SNAP with precise placement every time!!!  Use your STAMP sets for scrapbooking!!  I am using Gallery Grunge today.

First up the Collage, mine is pretty simple, but I want to show you how you can MOVE your 12 X 12 paper around the platform and keep your stamps affixed to the Stamping plate!  I used the hinges to move my stamp up and down on the paper.



I hope my pictures tell a story.....let's start.....Snug the top right corner of your 12 X 12 paper in the corner of the Stamparatus.   Think thru what you want your finished image to look like and place your first stamp.  The Stamparatus is 8 X 8 so you can easily stamp in the MIDDLE of your 12 X 12 paper from all sides!!   I went in about 2 inches and placed my stamp.  Close the plate and pick up the stamp.



Placing an ink pad under the plate will give nice support when inking your stamp.  Ink up and stamp.  I used Crumb Cake for my first image.


If your image is not dark enough, ink again and stamp, perfect placement every time!!! Next remove the plate and go down 2 hinges.  Ink with Soft Suede and stamp again.


Sorry I did not take a picture of this, now you need to turn your paper so you can stamp the last image.  Snug the bottom corner into the Stamparatus.  Remove the plate and add to the other side.  You can use the hinges to position the stamp in the right place.  NO need to remove the stamp!!  I inked up and stamped in Early Expresso.



Here is a picture of the 3 different colors.  Then I removed the stamp and started another row from the bottom.  Same scenario, Ink, Stamp, Move up 2 hinges, change ink colors and stamp again.


For the top stamp you will need to turn your paper again, snug to the corner and position the hinge to get your placement.


This gives you a nice Collage effect to add a large picture or smaller pictures.  Let your imagination run wild.  And our new Tree Stamps "Rooted in Nature" would really go well with this background.  I will try to get a finished page posted tomorrow.

Our New Stampin' Shammy is a must have for cleaning your stamps on the Stamparatus.  I cut mine in half so it is easier to handle.  Wet the Shammy and clean your stamp on the plate without having to remove the stamp!!    Your Shammy will get stained but the ink will not transfer.  Rinse, allow to air dry and store in a stamp case.




Wet the shammy when your are ready to stamp again.


Gallery Grunge  146535 Wood $28.00,   146538 Clear $20.00  There are 4 stamps in this set, not sure why this image is missing a stamp?





Simply Shammy  147042  $8.00


12 X 12 Page Protectors  144206  $7.00  12 pages
12 X 12 Whisper White card stock  124302  $7.75  12 sheets

JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net


Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 14th at 6pm.


if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.


Friday, July 13, 2018

July Paper Pumpkin Promotion

JULY is HOT, yes really HOT and the Stampin' Up promotions are still coming!  Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get HALF off your first month!!  Click on the Join link....over there >>>>>>>>>>>

The Link will take you to My Paper Pumpkin store where you can open your account.  USE the PROMO CODE  BLOOM0818 to get your discount.  NEW accounts only!!  Sign up July 11-August 10th to qualify for your Half off kit!!!  I think this kit will feature Flowers if this Banner is a Hint.

There are several Paper Pumpkin pages on Facebook, follow for Hints and Updates on the coming kits!  My July kits has shipped and I will be posting the video and Alternate projects next week.


JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net


Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 14th at 6pm.

if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.








Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dandelion Wishes Resist

I am going out there with COLOR today!!  I have kind of been using my favorites the past 2 weeks.  Can you guess what they are?  MM and MM......comment with BOTH and there is a PRIZE!!




I am reaching back for some RETURNING colors....Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana the ever lovely Daffodil Delight.  Resist is an OLD technique involving Embossing and Sponging.  I stamped the Dandelion on a Strip of Whisper White and then sponged with the 3 inks and added a mat of Coastal Cabana behind on a Flirty Flamingo card base.  The Inks RESIST the embossing and makes the Dandelion float across the card.


LOVE these colors together and Happy Birthday was popped up on the card.  Use for ALL occasions and change up the Colors and Sentiments to fit your preferences!  There you have it, 3 Days, same Dandelion Stamp and 3 TOTALLY different looks with this stamp set. 


Dandelion Wishes  146744 Wood $28.00  146747 Clear $20.00


Flirty Flamingo card stock  141416  $8.50
Flirty Flamingo ink    147052  $7.50
Coastal Cabana card stock  131297   $8.50
Coastal Cabana ink   147097   $7.50
Daffodil Delight ink   147094   $7.50
Versamark    102283  $9.00
Clear Embossing powder  109130  $5.00


JULY SPECIALS!!!

Buy 3 designer paper packs and get 1 FREE!!!  See list of papers at my store.  

www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net


Don't forget the $99 Join my Team Special!!  Get $125 in Product, FREE shipping and your Choice of an INK PAD collection. That's 10 ink pads for FREE a $75 value!!!  Choose from the IN Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals.  10 FREE ink pads!!  And I will throw in a 6X6 Designer paper stack to match the ink collection you choose!!  

You NEVER have to sell anything, you can BUY at a discount and enjoy all the Pre-orders and Demo benefits!



Purchase your Stamparatus from my Online Store and receive a FREE class on the use of this tool and a Circle and Square Template.  

Class will be scheduled for Local Customers at a mutually decided date and time.

Out of Town Customers?  I'll send you a Circle and Square Template and a Surprise with your Thank you card!

Stamparatus  146276  $49.00

Use this HOSTESS  VCQMRRP4 code .  This Hostess Code will close July 14th at 6pm.


if your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 226-229 of the new catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.