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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use your Stamparatus to create a really cool 3D wood-texture effect with the Birch background stamp. I learned this technique from Crystal Johnston in Victoria.

You’ll need:

Black card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Crumb Cake layer: 4 x 5.25″
Black panel: 2-1/8 x 4-7/8″
White panel: 2 x 4.75″

Plus some extra white cardstock scraps.

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If you try this technique, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Just in time for the holiday crafting season, Stampin’ Up!’s brand new, redesigned trimmer is now available! Here are all the facts you need to know about this terrific new tool.

Price: $34 compared to previous trimmer at $41

Blades: badass and ready for business. Look how much smaller the old blades (left) are, compared to the new ones! Your new trimmer includes a scoring blade and a cutting blade, and each has a point on the handle for precise measurements (no more guessing where the blade is within the handle!).

Size: 15-3/8 x 8″; a little larger than the previous trimmer, and much more sleek in design.

Shape: Rectangular, for easy and convenient storage. There’s even a hanging hook!

Measurements: The main body of the trimmer, and the fold-out arm, include both metric and imperial measurements. The ruler guide includes only imperial measurements. Notice that the fold-out arm has no ‘gap’ in measurements, as the previous trimmer did!

If you’re used to the old trimmer, you may notice that this one has some lovely improvements: a larger base plate, longer extension, more space to the right of the ruler guide for cutting smaller strips (and a better rail for keeping the paper straight while doing so).

While it was certainly challenging to be without a trimmer in our product line for the past several months, I am grateful that Stampin’ Up! took all the time they needed to be sure that the replacement product would be as high-quality as possible. Demonstrators are describing the new trimmer as “sturdy, yet lightweight,” “well-made and stable”, and “worth waiting for”! Now you can order your own, via my online store or by contacting me. I just know you’re going to love it!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a gorgeous Christmas card using products from the Wrapped in Plaid suite. I CASE’d this layout from Tracy Jacobs of Stampin’ Fun with Tracy.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 2-5/8 x 4″
Cardstock frame: 2-3/8 x 3-3/4″
White cardstock (“Rectangle 5”)

DSP: 3.75 x 3.5″
Cardstock frame: 4 x 3.75″

DSP strip: 4.25 x .75″
Cardstock frame: 4.25 x 1″

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If you make a card with this layout, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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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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I received a beautiful card from a fellow demonstrator in a recent Christmas card swap, and I decided to have a go at creating it myself, particularly the stunning birch background which looks for all the world as if it is three-dimensional. I am so pleased with the result – it REALLY looks like woodgrain!

The birch background stamp is so minimal, but creates such a striking effect, especially when you use the Stamparatus to stamp it twice with different ink colours (I used Gray Granite and White). I stamped first in white, then cleaned the stamp, moved my cardstock up a fraction of an inch, and stamped again in gray.

The Nature’s Beauty stamp set makes a great companion for the Birch stamp. Featuring detailed imagery of woodland creatures, this stamp set is terrific not just for the holidays but for year-round projects such as birthdays, thank yous, and other occasions. You can colour the stamped images or leave them blank as I have done here. Best of all, Stampin’ Up! is donating $4 from every Nature’s Beauty sale to mental health organizations around the world. Here in Canada, the funds are going to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.

Have you made any projects with either of these stamps? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do block stamping, a really simple and effective technique to add interest to your card.

Cardstock measurements used:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

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Have you done block stamping before? Share a photo of your project in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s time for the Seashore Stampers to get blog-hopping again! Today’s theme is Christmas, the happiest time of the year (and the busiest, especially for us crafters!).

This beautiful card features a selection of products from the annual catalogue. At this time of year, it’s so easy to get swept away in all the holiday-catalogue goodness – especially this year, with a holiday catalogue that just might be the best I’ve ever seen! But there are still lots of amazing products in the annual catalogue to enjoy as well; some of which are specifically holiday-themed, while others can do ‘double duty’ for holiday use as well as the rest of the year.

This is one of the cards we’ll be making in the Christmas mega-class I’m hosting on November 16th. You’ll get to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and enjoy a delicious hot lunch as well, all in a comfortable and accessible venue. There are just a few spots left, so register today to ensure your spot! Registration closes on Friday, November 1st.

Here’s a pic of all the cards we’ll be making together:

I hope you enjoyed my project! You can check out the shopping list below to see what products I used to create it. Then be sure to click on the buttons to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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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