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Happy Halloween! Toil & Trouble Z Fold Shaving Cream Card

Happy Halloween!  May you receive more treats than tricks!  Here’s a treat – a technique mash-up card!  The shaving cream is the background of the focal image (one of my favorite techniques of all time), and it is also a Z Fold card (well, upside down).

Plus, I colored my large gem with a sharpie!

Toil & Trouble Z Fold Shaving Cream Card

There’s also a secret spook inside when you flip it open!

Toil & Trouble Z Fold Inside

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Punch Bunch Shaving Cream Valentine

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop.. you've most likely arrived here from http://www.raissastamps.com . 

 

If you want to start at the beginning, the home page is http://su-stars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sustars-hop-201101.html .

 

One of the most requested techniques from my customers is the shaving cream technique.  I taught my new recruits this technique last night.  It is always a crowd pleaser!  Here is the finished card:

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The Crumb Cake piece is actually attached to the front of the card so when you flip it open you can write on the inside. 

The Punch Bunch stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can pick out this year.  The Owl stamp and the True Friend stamp are from Punch Bunch; the Heart stamp is from the current special stamp set – Filled with Love (check it out on the top right side of my blog); and the Happy Valentine's Day stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  You could easily change this card to an anniversary, friendship, thank you, or birthday card by just changing that last stamp!  This color combination is perfect for masculine cards.

SALE-A-BRATION starts on January 25th!  Contact me if you want to place an order, host a workshop, or sign up to be a demonstrator!

Supplies Needed

  • Punch Bunch/Teeny Tiny Wishes/Filled with Love Stamp Sets
  • Whisper White/Early Espresso/Real Red/Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Early Espresso/Real Red Ink
  • Real Red/Crumb Cake Dye Ink Refills
  • Shaving Cream/Plate/Spreader/Toothpick/Scrap Paper
  • 2-3/8" Scall Circle/2-1/2" Circle/Heart to Heart/1" Circle Punches
  • Word Window/Modern Label Punches
  • Vintage Trinkets/Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
  • MonoAdhesive /Stampin' Dimensionals
 In case you have never tried the Shaving Cream Technique, here are some quick directions:
 
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On a disposable plate, spread some some shaving cream out.  I use a disposable plate for quick and easy clean up!
 
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 Put 3-4 drops of each ink color refill (I used Crumb Cake and Real Red on my card).
 
 
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With a few toothpicks, swirl the drops of ink refills – don't mix too much or you'll muddy the colors.
 
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Lay your cardstock on top of the swirled shaving cream.  Let it sit for about 15 seconds or so.  I find that Whisper White and Very Vanilla work best.  You can use the Naturals or Confettis and even Crumb Cake and glossy card stock. 
 
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Remove the cardstock from the shaving cream pile.  Scrape off as much of the shaving cream mixture as you can with your spreader.
 
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Wipe off the lingering excess shaving cream from the cardstock with a tissue or paper towel.  Set aside to let dry for a few mintues.  (I made two pieces!) 
 
If you want more effect, you can dip it back into the shaving cream and repeat the process.
 
You can stamp right on top of it or use it as a background.  You will notice the cardstock will be smoother and will smell nice too!

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is –  http://fancynancykay.blogspot.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Anniversary!

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This card uses Greeting Card Kids and features heat embossing and the shaving cream technique (an all-time favorite technique of my customers).  I love those new glitter brads!  This is a simple design, but I didn't want to hide too much of the shaving cream technique.

Today I am celebrating my official ten-year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I still remember how it all happened:

I went to my first local stamping convention with my husband’s Aunt Marilyn, her daughter Betsy, and daughter-in-law Lori (all so much more crafty than me). Towards the end of the afternoon, Lori and I were already making plans for next year. During the next few weeks, at the urging of my sisters and some of my dearest friends, I decided to look into becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. When I finally made my decision, I called Lori and was stunned to find out she had just signed up herself. We truly hooted and howled! She had been talking of her recruiter and the first meeting she went to that week. My recruiter was a friend from my book club, and I attended her next meeting. While talking to my friend at the first meeting, in walks Lori. We both did not know we had the same recruiter. It truly was a sight to see – I am laughing so hard I am crying, and Lori just has this look of disbelief on her face. 
 
Thanks goes out to Aunt Marilyn, Betsy, and Lori for being part of that fateful day.  Also, thanks to Janel Dahm-Tegtmeier, my upline, who provided inspiration and business basics during my first few years as a demonstrator.
 
Who else do I need to thank?  Well, I am not watching a clock tick down or a production assistant pushing me off the stage like an awards show, so here is a list of people/groups I am grateful for:
 
  • Marnie Komp – my dear friend from grade school who hosted the first Stampin' Up! workshop I ever attended as a guest
  • St. Mary's School – where I volunteered to showcase my business at a Fish Fry vendor event a day after I received my starter kit
  • Lori Olson, Nancy Brundidge, Marlene Machovec, Anne Hanek, and Lisa Mosier – my sideline group who were and are supportive and generous with business ideas and creative inspiration and who were fabulous convention buddies (W-O-W)
  • Jody Stack – a friend from my sister's quilting group who hosted my first Stampin' Up! workshop as a demonstrator
  • Johanna Zuehls – my first recruit
  • Sara Bintzler, Jennifer Cassellius, Mari Leninger, and Nancy Windorff – my current downline who inspire me with their creativity
  • SUDSOL Group – my favorite demonstrator business online group where I go to get any business question answered
  • Michelle Laycock and Amy Celona – my computer gurus who keep my blog website beautiful and up to date
  • Pat Huntoon – a technique junkie who teaches and shares new techniques to stamping enthusiasts all over the world
  • Ellen Kemper – this punch art queen's creativity never ceases to amaze me
  • Stampin' Up! Staff
    • Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! Co-Founder and CEO) – She is one of those people who walks into a room and lightens and brightens it!  She is not only the head of Stampin' Up!, she is the heart of Stampin' Up!
    • Demonstrator Training – They provide wonderful new business ideas, new training methods, and new business resources
    • Demonstrator Support – Whenever I have to call in with a problem or concern, they happily assist me and fix any issue
    • Stampin' Up! Design Team – Your gorgeous stamp designs keep my customers coming back every year
    • Stampin' Up! Manufacturing and Shipping Employees – I STILL squeal with delight when my packages arrive
  • My UPS Man – Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have mad crushes on our UPS delivery men (they bring us presents filled with things we love)
  • My Mom – She is my biggest cheerleader and has made many desserts to feed my customers over the years
  • MY CUSTOMERS – I love, love, love my customers!!!!  They not only come to my events, make purchases, host workshops, and bring new customers to me, they inspire me to create new projects and try new techniques.  They also laugh at my lame jokes and don't even complain when I make mistakes.  Thank you for your support!

Finally, I am eternally grateful to my family as I celebrate this anniversary.  I started as a demonstrator when my three young boys were very young.  Now, they assist in cleaning the house prior to events, critique my projects, cut out project materials, and resist the urge to eat the food I make for my events (well, at least they try).  Thank you to David, Steven, Mike, and Joe for all of your love and support as I follow my passion as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I love you with all of my heart.

To each and every one of you who have touched my life as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, thank you so very much. 

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