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Wacky Wednesday-Elegant Nugget Holder

Good intentions to post more often, but it just didn’t happen much the last two weeks.  I did get to stamp (yeah!), just couldn’t get projects loaded and shared in a timely fashion.

Today’s Wacky Wednesday post is an elegant nugget holder made at last night’s New Catalog Stamp Camp event.  Although a little on the putzy side, they look gorgeous.

Nearly everything at the stamp camp was from the new catalog, including the new Detailed Floral Thinlets, Jar of Love stamp set, and Dapper Denim card stock and ink.

The instructions are actually quite easy.

  • Card stock base – 8″ x 4-1/8″; Score at 3-1/4″ and 4-3/4″4
  • Fold and burnish score lines before you run through the Big Shot
  • Make sure you use the Precision Base Plate and a layer of wax paper with this thinlet.
  • Use big floral thinlet and the scroll thinlet on each side.
  • Use paper piercer or die brush to pop out any leftover pieces.
  • Create a bow with ribbon.
  • Stamp, punch out, and add tag to box with twine.

I filled the holder with two nuggets, but you could fit three.  I attached mine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lovin’ the new Dapper Denim color.  It’s just a tad brighter than Not Quite Navy.

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Nail Polish Technique

Starting off with a bang, I have a card created last month using the Nail Polish Technique.  I’ve known about this technique for years, but just didn’t have the gumption to try it.  My stampers LOVED it – and everyone’s background came out different.  *WARNING – it is messy.  Please protect your hands, countertops, etc.

Here is the card:

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I was thinking of Father’s Day when we created these cards.  Men and nail polish, crazy right? Kind of cool that is Flag Day too with the patriotic colors scheme.

I usually keep my Technique Tuesday cards pretty simple as I want to show off the technique.  I do love the star theme though!

Here are the supplies you need for the Nail Polish Technique:

  • Throw-Away Container
  • Water
  • Throw-Away Stirrer (chopstick/plastic knife/drinking straw)
  • Nail Polish (2-3 colors)
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Gloves/Scrap Paper (DEFINITELY USE GLOVES)

Here are the instructions for the Nail Polish Technique:

  • Fill container about 1/3 full of water.
  • Prepare your work area – protect surfaces and hands.
  • Drizzle in a few drops of nail polish, one color at a time.  Do not take too long.  Briefly stir colors.
  • Dip watercolor paper in to container and leave on top for about 2-3 seconds.  Check what is left on the watercolor paper.  If you want more design, dip again.
  • Take out of container and let dry.  If it curls, keep it under a heavy book once it is dried.

Use as a background on a card or tag or even for a scrapbook page.

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Refreshed and Ready

Hello!

If you are a reader of my blog, thank you.  I have had an internet presence for quite some time.  With all the new platforms on the internet, it is hard to keep up.  Facebook has taken a good portion of my internet time.

But I feel a bit renewed of late and want to pledge more time to my blog.  I tend to focus when I have deadlines and goals, don’t you?  To keep me focused, I came up with some weekday blogging ideas.  Let me know what you think:

Celebrate Sunday – Sunday’s blog posts will focus on an upcoming celebration of either my customer base or downline or family.

Monochromatic Monday – Monday’s blog posts will center around one color.

Technique Tuesday – Tuesday’s blog posts will be all about techniques.

Wacky Wednesday – Wednesday’s blog posts will be off-the-cuff and different – you will probably see lots of punch cards on Wednesdays.

Throwback Thursday – Thursday’s blog posts will highlight a retired stamp set or product and then use a current stamp set or product to bring a card to life!

Fabulous Friday – Friday’s blog posts will feature blinged-out, spectacular cards.

Step-It-Up Saturday – Saturday’s blog posts will show a basic card and then show one or two ways to step it up!

Thank you for your support.  Please check in and see how I am doing!

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Posted on : Jun 14 2016
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May Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Hello everyone~

This month, be sure to sign up for the May Paper Pumpkin by May 10th!  Here is a sneak peek of the kit – a laser-cut masculine card set.

2016 May Paper Pumpkin

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Rosie the Maid (The Jetsons) Punch Card

Happy National No Housework Day!

 

National No Housework Day

 

My recent punch class featured this little beauty – I’m calling her my Rosie the Maid card.

Rosie the Maid Card

The phrase is from Celebrate Today.  I love the Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Smoky Slate color combination.  This is perfect for a little boy’s card or scrapbook page!

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APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN ~ FREE STAMP SET

Don’t forget to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before April 10th to get a FREE stamp set in addition to the monthly Paper Pumpkin stamp set in the April Kit.

Click on this image to view the video explaining the details!
April 2016 PP free stamp set april kit

I would appreciate it if you would subscribe with me!

How to Join Paper Pumpkin

 

Or you can just click on this image to direct you right to the Paper Pumpkin Subscription Page!

PP image

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Splattered Glitter Glue Technique

I taught this technique at my last Technique Tuesday class, and it was a huge hit.  Who doesn’t LOVE glitter?  It is the applying of it that kind of drives us all crazy.

I found a new method of getting glitter on a card – the splattered glitter glue technique.

What you need for this technique is Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Aquapainters filled with water, a deli lid or a empty stamp case lid, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  This technique works best with a prestamped/precolored image.

  • On the deli lid/stamp case lid, squeeze out some glue and dilute it with water until it makes a milkier liquid.
  • Wet the tip of the Aquapainter with water and then dip it in the glue liquid.
  •  Tap out the glue all over the stamped image in a splattered pattern.  Try not to get too close – this tends to leave glue “blobs” not glue “splatters”.
  • Pour Dazzling Diamonds over the card stock and tap off excess.  Let dry and attach to card base.
  • Add any embellishments.

Here is the card we made.  Yes, it is from Sale-A-Bration, but isn’t it so darn pretty?

Splattered Glitter Glue Technique

 

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2014-2016 In Colors Retiring!

2014-2016 Retiring In Colors

Truly, this set of In Colors has been my favorite over the years.  I highly suggest you get whatever card stock, ink, ribbon, etc. you need from this set SOON as I believe they will be unavailable soon.

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I’m Bringing Birthdays Back TOO!

By now, you may have already heard about this movement – Bringing Birthdays Back!  It all began when a Stampin’ Up! trainer realized she doesn’t send or receive many handmade birthday greetings anymore due somewhat to the onslaught of Facebook greetings and such.

So she decided to take it in her own hands and literally created a handmade stamp

ibbb stamp March 1st

and then she posted on her blog that she wanted to send out birthday cards to anyone who wanted them.  Well, be careful what you ask for, right?  She had over 1,300 requests within a short amount of time!

Stampin’ Up! loved the idea so they have created this stamp for the masses!  You can purchase this one, wood-mounted stamp for only $12.00.  It is item number  143573.

Bringing Birthdays Back

Let me know if you want to join the movement, too, or at least if you want this really cool stamp.  I’m sending more birthday cards out starting this month too.  Send me your information and it might just be YOU!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had a post all ready to go yesterday, and for some reason, it just wasn’t showing up.  So I missed my holiday greeting for Valentine’s Day.  I did post it on Facebook and Pinterest, but wanted to share it here.

2016 Valentine love

This card features the almost-retired Perfectly Artistic designer series paper.  Today is the LAST day you can get it!  On one side, there is a shaving cream-style background; on the other side is an ombre-style background.  I used the Going Global stamp set and the You’re So Sweet stamp set for the focal image.  The Little Letters thinlets and the Happy Heart embossing folder were also used.

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