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This week’s video is an introduction to Stampin’ Up! products: what makes them different, why I love them, and how to use them. This is the usual spiel I give at my workshops or home parties when I have brand new stampers in attendance!

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Now that you’ve had an introduction to Stampin’ Up! products, head over to my events page and sign up for a workshop – or, book your own home party and invite all your friends!

Happy Stampin’!

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a really simple card using some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper which is on sale for the month of September. This card is a great way to let your DSP do the talking!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3.25 x 3.25”
Cardstock frame: 3.5 x 3.5”
scrap coloured and white cardstock for sentiment

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Once you’ve made your own simple DSP card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It was back in the beginning of June, after holding a workshop at the home of a brand new customer, when I realized I didn’t have a single stamp with any variant of “Get Well Soon”. It seemed too silly to be true …. but true it was! Fortunately, a quick review of the annual catalogue revealed the beautiful new Distinktive stamp set, “Healing Hugs”.

Distinktive stamp sets are so beautiful. These stamps are have a special texture that allows them to lay down the ink with varying levels of intensity, giving you photorealistic images with depth and dimension. Just look at these stunning floral images from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue:

You can find the Healing Hugs stamp set on page 80 of your annual catalogue, where you will also find a handy list of all the other Distinktive stamp sets. It’s easy to love this style of stamp, so be sure to look at all the sets to see which ones appeal to you!

In addition to the richly detailed floral images, Healing Hugs includes a terrific collection of “get well”-related sentiments, which is just what I needed last week when I got the news that two dear friends were both ill. It’s always sad to hear that a friend is unwell, but I was glad I could quickly make them some cards and let them know I was thinking of them.

I ended up making two similar cards, with only a couple of variations – using two different sentiments, and using a portrait layout versus landscape. I think the bright colours are a good choice to cheer up the recipients, and of course I am absolutely mesmerized by how gorgeous the flower images are.

These cards were so quick and easy to make, with just one layer and a few stamps applied. That meant I could pop them in the mail right away and get them into the hands of my dear friends. Hopefully these cards will brighten their day.

Do you have this stamp set? Or another Distinktive set? If you’d like to order, contact me today, or shop 24/7 at my online store.

Happy Stampin’!

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Today for our Stampin’ Sunday video, we’re making a really simple gift box out of a single sheet of 6 x 6” DSP! The perfect size to fill with any kind of small treats – such as mini chocolate bars.

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Once you’ve made your own gift box, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Ever wondered how to follow a card sketch? Maybe you’ve heard me mention the weekly card sketch challenge I host on my Facebook page, but weren’t sure what that meant. I’m going to walk you through the process in this video, and show you a few different sketch-inspired creations. Sketches are a great way to get your creativity flowing!

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Once you’ve watched the video, head on over to my Facebook page to enter the current sketch challenge! I can’t wait to see your creation!

Happy Stampin’!

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I learned how to make this lovely card at a recent demonstrator meeting, where my friend Carolyn encouraged us to “let the DSP do the talking” for this simple yet striking design. The only hard part about this project is figuring out which Designer Series Paper to use; Carolyn used Perennial Essence for her project, and I’ve chosen Bird Ballad.

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Cardstock: 5-1/2 x 7-1/4″; score at 3″
DSP: 2-3/8 x 4-7/8″
White frame for DSP: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4″

White insert for inside card: 4 x 5-1/4″; stamp a simple design on the right side of this piece. It will be visible whether the card is open or closed!

The finishing touch is to add a stamped sentiment on the front panel. I chose one from the Free as a Bird stamp set, and used the 2″ Circle punch to cut it out, adding a 2-1/4″ circle punched from the same colour as my cardstock base to frame it.

Have you made any cards with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a peekaboo card. This is a great way to “let your DSP do the talking,” as my friend and fellow demonstrator Carolyn says!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5-1/2 x 7-1/4″; score at 3″
DSP: 2-3/8 x 4-7/8″
Cardstock frame for DSP: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4″
White insert: 4 x 5-1/4″

Scrap + colured cardstock to add sentiment

(Note: If you prefer written tutorials, click here! If you prefer video tutorials, read on!)

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there!

Once you’ve made your own peekaboo card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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