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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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SUDSOL Blog Tour-Hearts and Hidden Treasures

Hello all! 

Today is the SUDSOL Blog Tour!  Our blog tour is featuring projects using the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini stamp sets and products. 

Heart Framelit 3D Valentine Project

I am sharing a wonderful project from last weekend's Mom and Me Valentine's Day Stamp Camp.  I had three girls attend – who ranged in ages from 6 to 11.  This project was simple enough so the girls could easily recreate it for a Valentine's Day class handout.  All of the ladies loved it! 

The project features the new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog…it took me a while to open up this package and use it.  BUT I AM NOW HOOKED.  Oh, it is so much fun creating with these beauties! 

Here is the project we made:

 2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Project

For this version, here are the supplies needed:

  • Pretty in Pink/Melon Mambo CS
  • Heart Framelits/Big Shot
  • Delightful Dozen Stamp Set
  • Small Heart Punch/Designer Label Punch
  • Sticky Strip/Adhesive
  • Pretty in Pink Brads
  • Whisper White Ribbon
  • Basic Gems
  • Melon Mambo Ink
  • York Heart Peppermint Candy

Here are our proud stampers – thank you Erica, Heather, and Katie for stamping with me today.  You were so sweet!

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Girls

Want to see a "Blinged Out" version of the project?  This one could be made for your child's teacher or maybe tucked in your sweetie's lunch on Valentine's Day. I embossed the back Pretty in Pink heart using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder – plus added some smaller Melon Mambo hearts before embossing the front Pretty in Pink heart.  I also added a backing to my phrase and colored the heart in with a Pretty in Pink marker and then topped it with Dazzling Details.

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Heart Framelit-Quilted Heart Technique TUTORIAL

I teach a Technique Tuesday stamp class every month.  We did take December off, but I was ready to go tonight with a fabulous new technique. I taught my stampers how to do a Quilted Heart card.  Here is the finished card:

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR

Supplies needed:

  • Big Shot and Heart Framelit Set
  • Designer Series Paper (I used Twitterpated)
  • Copy Paper
  • 1" Square Punch
  • Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Ink
  • Blushing Bride CS/Whisper White CS
  • Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
  • Large Pearls
  • Sponge
  • Small Heart Punch

Instructions

  1. Cut the Scalloped Heart Framelit using your Big Shot and a piece of COPY PAPER.
  2. Cut strips of DSP (1-1/4" is wide enough to punch with the 1" punch).
  3. Center the first square in the center of the Scalloped Heart.
  4. Continue adding squares – pattern or no pattern – it is up to you!
  5. Add them to cover entire heart but be sure to adhere only the DSP to the heart – you don't want to squares to stick to your scrap paper.
  6. Center the next largest heart over where you'd like to cut out.
  7. Run it through the Big Shot.
  8. Use on card and embellish!  The card shown above is a 5" x 5" card.

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Hidden Treasures Technique

Another technique I taught my customers tonight was the Hidden Treasures technique.  SO SWEET!  We used lots of Sale-A-Bration items including the Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack, and the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.  Here is the card:

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Lucky Limeade/Pool Party CS
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP/Ribbon Pack
  • Pool Party Ribbon
  • Blossom Bouquet Triple Flower/1-1/4" Circle/Jewelry Tag Punches
  • Mini Brads and Brads
  • Adhesive and Sticky Strip
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat

 

What is SUDSOL?

I've been a member of SUDSOL for over 10 years.  SUDSOL is a online business group with a huge demonstrator-only gallery…one of my secret weapons when planning my stamping events.  There are business resources, workshop ideas, templates, techniques, newsletter examples, and so much more.  This is a strictly BUSINESS group – if ever I have a question about my SU business, I ask this forum first.

Here is a link to my SUDSOL gallery – http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=63&username=hignitej .  Why not join with a 2-week trial?  Click on the icon on the top left side of my blog!

I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the SUDSOL blog tour.  

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

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Love Birds Simply Scrappin’ 20-Card Kit and Tutorial Special

I have created a 20-card kit with all the card-making materials including embellishments and envelopes and a 12-page tutorial with colored photos for $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping. As a bonus, you will also receive two additional card formats which you can also use with the materials in your kit. I've got only 3 kits left – for those who purchase these final three kits, I'll include a few of the premade cards with your kit!!!!

 

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What is included in the kit?

  • Whisper White CS for Card Bases
  • Whisper White Envelopes
  • PreCut Textured CS
  • Precut CS for Layers/Punching
  • PreCut DSP
  • 1 Sheet Each of Three Different Self-Adhesive Die Cut Sheets
  • Brads/Ribbon
  • 1 Sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals

The 12-page tutorial will be emailed to both local and online customers.

There will be a few supplies you will need to create the cards:

  • Trimmer (104152)
  • Bone Folder (102300)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332)
  • Piercing Tool/Mat (116631/105826)
  • Paper Snips (103579)
  • Various Circle Punches
    • 2-3/8" Scallop (118874)
    • 1-3/4" (119850)
    • 1-3/8"(119860)
    • 1-1/4" (119861)
    • 1" (119868)
  • Various Heart Punches
    • Small Heart (117193)
    • Full Heart (119883)

I can only sell the complete kits to U.S. customers. However, I can sell the tutorial to anyone!

Demonstrators – this kit is perfect for a Stamp-A-Stack!! I purposely created all-occasion cards that were easy enough for the beginner, but special enough to please your toughest customer! I will be happy to sell the tutorial to interested demonstrators for only $7.00. For a limited time, I'll be offering the emailed tutorial for only $5.00!!! 

The 20 cards I created use most of the self-adhesive die cuts included in the kit – but there will be some cut card stock and Designer Series Paper left over to use on other projects. You can even make the kit go further if you stamp or punch other items to accent the cards.

Why do I create card kits? I LOVE having my customers come to my home for stamp camps and events, but I know there are several stampers out there who just can't make it to my events. This is an easy way for them to keep their creative juices flowing and their card stash filled. These card kits are also great for my stampers who love to create cards, but don't always enjoy planning out and cutting out their cards.

Love Birds Card Kit Options

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Coloring with Bleach

Welcome to the first 2011 VC Rocks Bloghop…you've most likely arrived here from Veronica Miller's blog .  If you want to start at the beginning of the blog hop, you can start here – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .

The theme of this blog hop is COLORING.  If you know me very well, you know I love quick and easy results in cardmaking.  I also love to use bleach in my stamping as it makes the house smell clean and fools the husband and kiddies that mom cleaned all day instead of stamped all day.

One of my favorite stamp sets in the new Summer Mini Catalog is Sail Away.  This is a perfect stamp set for coloring with bleach!

First off, here are the supplies you'll need for the technique:

2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop May Bleach Supplies

I am heat embossing the image first (you could also use StazOn instead).  I've got my handy dandy heat embossing reflector (a piece of cardboard covered in aluminum foil), my SU heat gun, black embossing powder, embossing buddy, VersaMark, stamp, bleach (bleach should be "fresh"), nonpourous bowl, and bleach applicator (cheap paintbrush).

Whenever you are working with bleach, be careful for your health and safety.  Work in a ventilated area and protect your eyes, clothing, and stamping station.  If you are pregnant, I highly suggest you take bleach stamping off your to-do list until after your baby blessing has arrived!

Coloring with Bleach Tutorial – Sail Away Card

1.  Heat emboss the sailboat image.

2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop May Bleach Not Applied

I used Not Quite Navy card stock which was already run through my Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 die.  I ran my embossing buddy over it first and then heat set the black embossing powder.

2.  Take cap off bleach and pour a small amount of bleach in the cap from the bleach bottle.

2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop May Bleach Supplies B

3.  Apply bleach using paintbrush or other applicator tool to the portion of the embossed image you want "colored":

2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop May Bleached Image A

You should immediately see some color change.  If you don't, your bleach may be too old or not "fresh" enough.

Coloring with bleach actually is taking AWAY color from the card stock.  Different card stock, even different card stock lots, will produce varying results.  I suggest trying to bleach on a small piece of scrap card stock before finalizing your selection or coordinating colors for the card design.

4.  Finish the bleaching and set aside to dry.

2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop May Bleached Image B

5.  Once dry, attach image to your card.

2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop May Bleach Card Finished

I hope you bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog.  I've got some fabulous new programs I'm unveiling in the coming weeks.  You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it??  VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention.  If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions!  I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Carolyn Sharkas' blog 

 

 

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Love Bug Scrapbook Kit

I'm so excited to share this kit!  My Stamper's 10 group made this project last month, and it was a huge hit!  I am also making one for my adorable niece, Katie, who I always call Katie Bug!

Lovebug Scrapbook Front

 

Lovebug Scrapbook Back

This scrapbook would be great for a special gift – just add photos and you are all set! 

I have had many of my customers ask for a kit and some preferred for me to make it.  So I am happy to offer both options!  

Completed Scrapbook

The completed scrapbook can be personalized.  For instance, if you want a name on the front cover instead of "Love", I'll be happy to include a name with up to 6 letters on the front.  If you want it personalized, please include the name you'd like on the cover with your payment. 

There are 5 inside blank pages included (red and black).  I will include some sparkly hearts in various sizes for accents on your finished pages.

I can ship completed scrapbooks within 3 days of payment.

Scrapbook Kit

The scrapbook kit comes with all the materials you need to create the project. 

All punched items will be punched, but not adhered to anything.

You will receive instructions via email with color pictures after payment has been made and kit has been shipped.

The scrapbook kit can also be personalized; however, the pieces will not be adhered to anything.

There are 5 blank inside pages included (red and black). I will include some sparkly hearts in various sizes for accents on your finished pages.

I can ship the kits out within 2 days of payment.

Scrapbook Tutorial

The scrapbook tutorial will be sent as an attachment via email within 1 day of payment.  The tutorial has full-color pictures, a supply list, and step-by-step instructions.

You may not resell the tutorial to any downline, demo groups, or customers. 

If you are local to West Bend, Wisconsin, you may choose the local pickup option.  The kits can only be shipped to addresses in the United States. 

Scrapbook Kit Options

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Love Birds Simply Scrappin’ Card Kit

When I saw the Love Birds Simply Scrappin' Kit in the new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, I knew it would be perfect for a card kit!

I have created a 20-card kit with all the card-making materials including embellishments and envelopes and a 12-page tutorial with colored photos for $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.  As a bonus, you will also receive two additional card formats which you can also use with the materials in your kit. 

Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards you can create out of the kit:

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What is included in the kit?

  • Whisper White CS for Card Bases
  • Whisper White Envelopes
  • PreCut Textured CS
  • Precut CS for Layers/Punching
  • PreCut DSP
  • 1 Sheet Each of Three Different Self-Adhesive Die Cut Sheets
  • Brads/Ribbon
  • 1 Sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals

 

The 12-page tutorial will be emailed to both local and online customers.

 

There will be a few supplies you will need to create the cards:

  • Trimmer (104152)
  • Bone Folder (102300)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332)
  • Piercing Tool/Mat (116631/105826)
  • Paper Snips (103579)
  • Various Circle Punches
    • 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874)
    • 1-3/4" (119850)
    • 1-3/8"(119860)
    • 1-1/4" (119861)
    • 1" (119868)
  • Various Heart Punches
    • Small Heart (117193)
    • Full Heart (119883)

I can only sell the complete kits to U.S. customers.  However, I can sell the tutorial to anyone! 

Demonstrators – this kit is perfect for a Stamp-A-Stack!!  I purposely created all-occasion cards that were easy enough for the beginner, but special enough to please your toughest customer!  I will be happy to sell the tutorial to interested demonstrators for only $7.00.

 

Love Birds Card Kit Options

 

The 20 cards I created use most of the self-adhesive die cuts included in the kit – but there will be some cut card stock and Designer Series Paper left over to use on other projects.  You can even make the kit go further if you stamp or punch other items to accent the cards.

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SUDSOL Blog Tour

SUDSOL Blog Tour

Today I am featured in the SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour!  SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online) is a fabulous resource for demonstrators, and this group of stampers is so willing to share their business ideas, creative projects, and support.  SUDSOL is especially wonderful if you don't have a local or involved upline.  I have been a member of SUDSOL since 2002 – and it is the email group I turn to for 100% of my business questions.  You must be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to join this group, and there is a fee to join, but this group will boost your confidence and business ability like no other on the web!  Plus, there are so many ways to earn FREE membership – why not take the 2-week trial and check it out for yourself!  Be sure to use me – Jane Hignite – as your referral!!! 

Join me on SUDSOL – Your 24/7 Upline!

I always host a Christmas in July stamp camp, which is a customer favorite.  This year, one of the popular cards at the event was my Punched Art Reindeer Card.  This card showed off the new Cherry Cobbler card stock, the Early Espresso card stock and ink, Jolly Holiday DSP, and even the new OWL punch.  I also used the brand-new stamp set WORD PLAY There are so many wonderful phrases in that stamp set!  This is the card we created!!  Isn't he cute?

 

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Supplies Needed for Punched Art Reindeer Card:

  • Naturals Ivory/Early Espresso/Cherry Cobbler CS
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Wood Sheets
  • Early Espresso Inkpad
  • Large Oval/Snowflake/1/4" Circle/Owl Punch
  • Paper Piercing Tool/Gold Brads/Hole Guide
  • Word Play Stamp Set
  • Tombow MultiPurpose Glue/Monoadhesive/Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Toothpick/Empty Brad Container
  • Scissors

Now, you could use this same idea of a punched art reindeer on other items so I created this adorable gift tag using the same punched art.  There is even room on the top right to handwrite the to and from.  I absolutely love using my BIG SHOT – and the TOP NOTE die is one that never seems to leave my table!  At first, I planned on diecutting my son's name (Joey), but it was more universal to use JOY instead.

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Supplies Needed for Punched Art Reindeer Tag:

  • Naturals Ivory/Early Espresso/Cherry Cobbler CS
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Large Oval/Snowflake/1/4" Circle/Owl Punch NEW
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Big Shot/Top Note Die/Timeless Type Alphabet
  • Crop-A-Dile/Jumbo Eyelets (Pewter)
  • Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tombow MultiPurpose Glue/Monoadhesive/Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Toothpick/Empty Brad Container
  • Scissors

Finally, I wanted to create a little make and take for an upcoming workshop.  For this I also used the new 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch – oh, how I love that punch!!!!  Here is a darling little tote that has reindeer food on the inside:

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Supplies Needed for Punched Art Reindeer Food Tote:

  • Naturals Ivory/Early Espresso/Cherry Cobbler CS
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Large Oval/Snowflake/1/4" Circle/Owl Punch
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Word Play Stamp Set
  • Old Olive/More Mustard Markers
  • Eyelet Border Punch/2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch NEW/1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • Vanilla Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Small Flat Cellophane Bags
  • Tombow MultiPurpose Glue/Monoadhesive/Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Toothpick/Empty Brad Container
  • Scissors/Stapler
  • Scoring Tool
  • Reindeer Food

Now, you know you want to make these adorable items!  I have created some extremely detailed and easy-to-follow tutorials for all three projects.  Purchase just one tutorial, two tutorials, or all three tutorials (saving you $1.00).  Once I receive payment via Paypal, I will email the tutorial out to you within 24 hours.

Punched Reindeer Tutorials
Emailed within 24 hours

 

If you want to see more of my stamping creations, you can check out my Featured Stamper (12/09) Sudsol Gallery HERE or my regular SUDSOL gallery HERE

I certainly hope you enjoyed your visit on the SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour. 

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