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VC Rocks Blog Hop – Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Punches

Hello all…

It’s time to blog hop with our talented VC Rockers!  This time around, we are focusing on the Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Stampin’ Up! punches.  I’ve got one of the favorite cards from this week’s Technique Tuesday class to show off.

The card we made used the Northern Lights technique.  No, I cannot take credit for the technique.  I actually learned it from another demonstrator, Kay Kalthoff.

lat-northern lights


I used the Apothecary Accents framelits for the focal image.  I also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder – one of my favorites!

The instructions for the technique are really pretty easy.


  • Daffodil Delight/Tempting Turquoise/Rich Razzleberry/Night of Navy Inkpads
  • StazOn Inkpad
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Sponges
  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set or other Landscape Stamp Set
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Scrap Paper
  • White Gel Pen
  • Black Taffeta Ribbon
  • Glue Dots

Lay Whisper White CS on scrap paper.

Using sponge and going in a back and forth motion, apply stripes of color to WW CS.  (1-DD; 2-TT  Add Rich Razzle on top).  Leave a little light coming through the other colors.

Stamp the tree landscape in StazOn on top of the stripes.

Sponge Night of Navy to the edge of the ground.  Completely fill in that section with Night of Navy.  (Northern Lights don’t shine through the ground.)

Lightly sponge more Night of Navy over the top of the stripes.  Leave some light shine through.

Once dry, add “stars” with white gel pen.

Dramatic effect – all will look a little different.  The colors will soften as they dry.


I hope you enjoy all the VC ROCKS blogs on this month’s blog hop!  Come back again!



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Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape Card

This was one of my favorite Christmas cards I sent this year.  Lovely as a Tree – I hope by now you have purchased this versatile stamp set!

I taught my stampers the framed landscape technique a few months ago using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  All I did was switch out color schemes and stamp sets to get this simply gorgeous card.  The phrase is from More Merry Messages.

Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape


What I really liked about this card – the embossed button made with our foil sheets.  Oh so pretty, but flat and extremely lightweight.  Made it easy to be mailed!!!!

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Festive Flurry Snowflake Card

Oh, you are probably going to see this stamp set made into darling cards everywhere on Pinterest.  Here is my first card I made with this GORGEOUS snowflake stamp set:

Festive Flurry Silver Snowflake Card

Be sure to keep tabs on this blog – you’ll be seeing it here too!  This color combination is very popular right now because of the coordinating Designer Series Paper – Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Silver.

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Christmas in July Wreath Card

Last night was my Christmas in July Stamp Camp.  My home was packed with Christmas Card makers!  Everyone loved the cards, Christmas treats, and the giggles we shared!  I am so blessed to have such fun-loving ladies as my customers.

Here is one of the favorites from last night:

Christmas in July Wreath Card

The wreath is created as follows:

Use the Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder on a strip of Old Olive card stock.  Punch out a 3/4″ circle and then center the scallop circle punch over the circle and punch out.  Color berries with Real Red marker.  Ink up a QTip with Craft White ink and smear over the top of the embossed piece for the snow effect.  Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Christmas in July Mrs. Santa Claus Punch Art Tent Card

I love Christmas and punch art cards!  This card features Mrs. Santa Claus and the tent card format.  My stampers made this last year at one of my Christmas Card stamp camps.  Isn't she adorable?

Punch Art-mrs clause tent card

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Christmas in July Skating Bird Card

One of my WOW cards from last year's Christmas Card stamp camp featured the cute skating bird from the For the Birds stamp camp.  The background was actually pretty easy to do using sticky notes, inkpads, and sponge daubers.  The key is to start burnishing the sponged area off the card stock and gradually move in.  This way you really have a softer touch on the landscape and less chance for obvious dots.  Lovely as a Tree is a great stamp for landscapes!  The Shimmery White card stock adds just a bit of sparkle too!

For the Birds-christmas skater

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Christmas in July Snowman Punch Art Top Note Card

Here is a Christmas Party invitation I made last year.  Some items are no longer available, but you can easily substitute another item (like the snowflake die) with something else.  I do love my Top Note die!

Punch Art-top note snowman

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My Christmas Wish List

 My Christmas Wish List


Is the season upon us?  Say it isn't so.

I am not ready; So busy…on the go!

Who will help keep me from going insane?

My Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,  Jane Hignite is her name .


You've asked me to list what I want under the tree.

It's stampin' stuff I desire for Santa to bring me.

So, the list is below, be sure to check it twice.

I'm sure you'll choose something that's especially nice!


And on Christmas morning I won't shed a tear

Over a misfitting dress or a pair of underwear.

For the things I want most are not at the mall,

And since I've been so good, couldn't I have it all?


Can't decide what to buy, too many choices for you?

A Stampin' Up! gift certificate would be wonderful too!

Thank you honey, thank you dear….

You know I love stamping all through the year!


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   Merchandise orders can be placed by either giving me a call or ordering directly from my website – www.stampwithjane.stampinup.net and click on the Shop Now button.  Merchandise orders should be placed by Monday, December 10th to insure Christmas delivery.  However, you can expedite an order for an additiional charge. 

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination, but must be paid for by check or cash.  Gift Certificates can be used towards purchases or stamping event fees.  They are inserted into a fabulous stamped holder.  GIFT CERTIFICATES MAY BE ORDERED UNTIL NOON ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH.  I will mail out all Gift Certificate requests prior to December 19th; after December 19th, you will need to pick up Gift Certificates at my home.


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Glitter Stripes Window Frame Mitten Card

We've certainly had some chilly days this October!  At last night's Technique Tuesday stamp class, I taught my stampers the Glitter Stripes technique.  Using Sticky Strip and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, you can create sparkly stripes on a card.  Here's the card we made:


Big Shot Window Frames Mitten Card


I love our new mitten punch – and with all our fabulous Designer Series Paper – you can find just the right combination to warm up even the coldest hands!

Also used on this card is one of our new Window Frames Collection – one of several new Framelit dies introduced in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  DON'T FORGET – ALL BIG SHOT ITEMS ARE 12% OFF THROUGH OCTOBER 14TH as part of my 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!!! 

 Want the Anniversary Specials List?


October 1st-7th was 12% off all punches

October 8th-14th – 12% off all Big Shot Items

October 15th-21st – 12% off all Coloring Tools on pages 152-157

October 22nd-28th – 12% off all Cutting Tools

October 29th-November 3rd – 12% off all Glitter, Embossing Powder, and Shimmer Paints


Contact me today if you'd like to place an order!

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Goodbye 2011! Hello 2012!

At last month's Technique Tuesday class, I taught my stampers how to modify the glimmer paper by dyeing it!  By using the Wisteria Wonder refill, we changed the hue of the background and made this very sparkly card:


Greeting Card Kids-Dyed Glimmer Paper Z Fold


 Greeting Card Kids-Dyed Glimmer Paper Z Fold

This is a Z Fold Format – and the Top Note Die (an SU exclusive) is perfect to use for this!  My customers really liked the different color scheme for this vintage-feel card using Greeting Card Kids.

I have truly neglected uploading my projects on my blog this holiday season.  My new year's resolution is to share more and hopefully inspire my readers with my creativity.

There have been some great moments this year, but to tell the truth, I'll be happy to say goodbye to 2011!   I am looking forward to a fresh new start in 2012.  May joy come often and unexpectedly to you this year!

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