Stamping Tips & Techniques

We are Sailing Home!

After visiting Rome and then enjoying the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Cruise to the Greek Isles, we are sailing back to Rome and will be heading home to Ohio tomorrow. What an adventure this trip was! I'm grateful Andrea and I could spend a couple extra days vacationing as Andrea had never been to Rome. I'm grateful to Stampin' Up! for the many opportunities I am given to work hard at doing what I love, to earn free products, to meet new people and build countless friendships, and to earn such wonderful trips. I am very grateful to my stamping family, customers and team members alike, who encourage and motivate me everyday to keep learning and growing and supporting me on my Stampin' Up! journey and life's ventures. I could not accomplish all of this without you. Special thanks to my daughters Andrea and Emily whose own drive and determination and love of life drive me to be the best me I can be...which includes living in the moment while going after my dreams. 

As Andrea and I sail the big sea and then fly home, I hope you are inspired to create and share with another card I created. The Sailing Home Suite is so very popular. It makes great cards for everyone who loves life on the water and it's great for making masculine cards too. 

The card reminds me of the many sailboats I see on the Hoover Reservoir in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, where I live. 

I hope you'll use and enjoy this downloadable PDF to create fun sailing cards!

Download Project Sheet - 2 Sailboats Sailing Home Card

Sailing Home Suite by Stampin' Up!

 


Floral Essence Friendly Thoughts Card

Where would I be without my family and friends? I don't want to even think about that. My relationships with my family and friends helped me to be the person I am today. Without any of them, my story would be different. Some of these people are family that became friends too, and some are friends that became family. I'm grateful for all of them, including my Stampin' Up! family and my stamping friends.

My card today celebrates friendships by giving you a #simplestamping card you can make in Calypso Coral as I did or in your favorite Stampin' Up! colors. I'm posting a project sheet to help you do just that.

Download Project Sheet - Floral Essence Friendly Thoughts Card

Floral Essence Stamp Set & Scripty 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Floral Essence Stamp Set & Scripty 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Paper Snips
$10.00

Sending "thoughts of you" with Magnolias.

Doesn't just make your day to know that someone is thinking of you and tells you so. This hand stamped card is a perfect way to do that! The card features the Magnolia Lane Suite and an "easy-to-use-again" card layout. Give it a try! Then make someone's day but sending a hand stamped card today!

Download Project Sheet - Magnolia Lane Thinking of You Card

Magnolia Garden Stamp Set & Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Combo Pack by Stampin' Up!

 

Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Paper Snips
$10.00

Whitewashing Technique with To A Wild Rose

One of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is learning and sharing new stamping techniques. The White Washing Technique may not be new to everyone, but it is fairly new to me. My June 25th Facebook Live on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page was a great opportunity to share this technique with followers. I'm including the video on today's blog post so I can share it with even more stamping enthusiasts. Whether you are an avid crafter or brand new to stamping and paper crafting, you can be successful using the White Washing Technique with my easy to follow demonstration in the video below.

I featured the new and very beautiful To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. This set was designed in part by Mary Ellen Byler as one of her rewards for achieving $1 Million Dollar Career Sales as a SU! Demonstrator. How awesome is that to be able to help design a stamp set that will be sold world wide? Congratulations, Mary Ellen, and thank you for inspiring me with your stamp set. I should also mention that Mary Ellen designed this set in honor of her grandmother. She must be one special grandma, don't you think?

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
[101731]
$8.00
Blender Pens
$12.00

From Garden Flowers to Pressed Petals

Remember the craft of drying flowers or pressing them in between the pages of a book? It's been a long time since I tried doing either of these, but I can certainly enjoy the look of pretty pressed flowers using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! The Pressed Petals Suite is filled with loads of pretty products to coordinate with this beautiful paper. Gratitude, support, and love are themes used to describe this gorgeous product suite.

My blog post today contains 2 videos, one an introduction to the Pressed Petals Products Suite, the second from today's Stampin' Peace VIP Group Facebook Live filled with cards and creative ideas. I hope you'll watch and enjoy both! In addition, I've posted pictures of 3 cards using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape that I'll be mailing to 3 lucky viewers of today's Facebook Live. 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 


Delightful Day Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes

Wishing you many delightful days stamping and crafting. I show you how to make some pretty cards quickly and easily with Stampin' Up!'s new Delightful Day Bundle, Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes, and Ink. Happy Stamping! #makeacardsendacard #simplestamping

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up



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Butterfly Wishes Cards & Card Holder

Watch my stamping demonstration from a recent FB Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe, then make your own gift of a 4 note cards in a matching gift card holder. This crafty project features the new Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up! You'll also get some tips on stamping DistINKtive style stamps and learn how to add multiple colors to one stamp. So, grab a drink, sit back and relax, and enjoy! Then get your stamping on!

Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Dimensions for Card Holder:  Use 8 1/2" x 11" card stock. With card stock in portrait/vertical position, score at 2".  Turn card stock to landscape/horizontal position and score at 6".
 
Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Card Dimensions: Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Whisper White card stock for inside is 5 1/4" x 4" and for stamping on front of card is 3" x 4 1/4". Soft Suede card stock is 3 1/8" x 4 3/8". Old Olive card stock is 3 3/8" x 4 5/8".

 

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Big Shot
$110.00

Simply Terrific Tuesday with Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set, Timeless Label Punch, and Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

What's better than an easy to use card layout? How about a Simply terrific card layout with the new Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper. You are going to love this specialty paper with it bright colors, intricate images, and raised embossed mosaic patterns. Watch the following video to see my card demonstration from a recent Thursday Facebook Live on my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. Want to be a Stampin' Peace VIP? Simply search the group on Facebook and request to Join. I'll approve you, and you'll officially be a Stampin' Peace VIP.

 

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Happy card making!

#makeacardsendacard


Beautiful Perennial Essence Cards

Join me for my New Stampin' Up! Catalog Tour, then see a selection of all occasion cards I created with the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. The hand-painted imagery of the Perennial Essence DSP is exquisite! The papers are so beautiful, you could frame them on their own. But creating special cards and paper crafts with them is even more fun!

 Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Watch my video demonstration at the top to learn how I made these flowers of Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock, Perennial Flower Punch, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers. So much fun to do with just 3 products.


Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Live Life Fully and Enjoy the Ride

The older I get, the more I understand what it means to live life to its fullest. Be courageous, be adventures, take a risk, try new things, be grateful, spread kindness, do more of what makes you happy, and LIVE IN THE MOMENT! The Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! provides graceful horse images and several inspirational messages to create amazing cards and paper crafts to inspire and encourage others to live fully.

Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Get card layer dimensions and a complete tutorial with this edited version of my May 23rd Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. LIKE my Facebook Business Page to get notifications when I'm going LIVE with paper crafting projects, tips, and techniques to inspire you to Keep Calm and Craft On.

 

 


Now, go be your best YOU and live your best life! 

(And make sometime to do something creative everyday.)