Pretty Project Accents with Stacked Die Cuts

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Celebrate You painted harvest birthday card

I’m back today with a card to share with you that I’m going to admit, I’m a bit undecided about – I love the stacked die cuts trick I used but for the rest of the design… well I don’t know what I think about it.  But that is more of the reason why I decided I had to share it. 🙂 I’m going to get a little bit personal here – You see, over the last year, I have managed to go through a bit of a crafting identity crisis.  I was trying to figure out what direction I … Read More

Accent Coloring with the Chalk Marker

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Flourishing Phrases Accent Coloring with the Chalk Marker - Jennifer Blomquist, NWStamper.com

Back when Stampin’ Up had Chalkboard Paper, we also got the White Chalk marker.  And I knew what to do with it… duh, you use a chalk marker on chalkboard paper!  🙂  But then, the chalkboard paper went away and the chalk marker remained, which made me think there had to be other great uses for this marker.  Since then, I found that it is great for all kinds of soft accents and touches on your cards.  My favorite version is Accent Coloring with the chalk marker on light brown paper, like I did in this card! I stamped the flourish … Read More

Embossing Two Ways with Dragonfly Dreams

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2 Types of Embossing with Dragonfly Dreams - by Jennifer Blomquist NWstamper.com

When I had a hostess ask me this month to use Dragonfly Dreams for one of her event cards, I smiled and said “of course!”  Then I did my best Winnie the Pooh impression and sat at my craft table poking my head and saying “think, think, think”.  I had played a little with this set, but I hadn’t actually completed a full card yet.  But, as I started thinking about what other supplies I had lying around my desk I wanted to play with (the Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper assortment and the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing folder), some ideas started coming … Read More

Simply Elegent Emboss Resist Christmas Card with Totally Trees

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Its been a busy holiday season around here!  My kids are in full swing of school and extra-curricular activities winter performances.  Between last week and this coming week, we have something happening every day.  But I still love the season and all the opportunities to see everyone and see the joy in my kids faces as they get to perform and show us what they have been working on!  Well, let me share a little of my joy… one of the holiday cards I’ll be sending out this year to send some cheer.  This was a card I created for … Read More

Pretty Kitty Card – Coloring with Markers

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I saw this general card idea from Shannon Jaramillo a while back when I needed some inspiration for a card.  But as I usually do with cards, I took some of my favorite elements from the card, and then tweaked some of the other details to get to use some of my favorites too! I wanted to focus on the cute kitty from the Pretty Kitty stamp set, and all of the images from that set are outline images – so they just BEG to be colored in!  And so I went with the easiest way to color, my Stampin’ … Read More

Clean & Simple Card with Lovely as a Tree

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So yesterday I shared a Christmas card with Lovely as a Tree, so today I thought I’d share another idea with the same stamp set only NOT Christmas!  It uses another fun techinique – Faux Torn Edges – that I love for my clean and simple cards.  It is also great if you are doing a challenge for a single layer card too! How to do Faux Torn Edges: Rip a piece of paper, preferably something thin like copy or printer paper, so you have the torn edge pattern you like. Place the torn edge across your cardstock and hold … Read More

Woven Washi Thank You Card in Black & Pink

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First, can I just say, Stamping friends are some of the best kind of friends!  I am always amazed at how kind, generous, and helpful so many of the people I meet through my stamping and crafting are.  Honestly, it is one of the big things that kept me active as a demonstrator as I went through pregnancies, state-to-state moves, pregnancies WHILE doing state-to-state moves.   There were many times I thought about just letting things go but then I would think about the friends I’ve made and the communities I was a part of and I couldn’t bear to … Read More

Pieced Washi Tape Technique Card Idea

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So, I remember when I won the Bear Hugs stamp set at the Stampin’ Up OnStage event in November.  I saw the stamp set and thought, “eh, it is cute enough but I don’t know that I would ever use it.”  Turns out, I LOVE grabbing these super fun bears and the different pieces are perfect for using with all kinds of techniques… like this cool Pieced Washi Tape technique that I shared as part of my Technique Series classes.  Check out the fun card we made to practice: Adorable bear, right?  Well, the fun part is the bow and … Read More

Bear Hugs Birthday Card with the Collar Fold Technique

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I’ve recently seen this idea of the Collar Fold card and I just had to give the technique a try!  And what more fun way than to have a little bear popping in to say hello and Happy Birthday to you! A Few Fun Card Details This card was a fun way to play around with a few different things… I grabbed a cheery paper from the It’s My Party designer paper stack and made my fold first, then I started building the card around it.  I started with the larger bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set.  I actually … Read More

Double Embossed Backgrounds with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

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When I saw the Happy Hearts embossing folder was on the Weekly Deals this week, I remembered I had been wanting to make a video tutorial for this fun background that is AWESOME with this folder.  Unfortunately, life got crazy and then I got sick this weekend, so it took until this morning for me to get it recorded and posted.  I also am experimenting with my video setup, so hopefully it all worked out ok.   But I really wanted to share this cool technique for double embossing your cards so you get the cool layered pattern for your … Read More

Easy Watercoloring with Birthday Blooms

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So, just last week I had my Terrific Techniques class focused on heat embossing.  I always forget how fun and how many options you get with heat embossing and when I remembered this card I made recently, I figured it was another great way to share one of the awesome things you can do with heat embossing – make watercoloring gorgeous and really easy!  Check out this idea with the Birthday Blooms stamp set – White Embossing Powder + Aqua Painters = Gorgeous Watercoloring! I love how this flower seems to be this fragile, delicate image on the card.  It … Read More

Fast and Fun Birthday Card with Birthday Blooms!

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Sometimes I need a card, but my brain is just struggling when I try to figure what exactly to make for that card.  Anyone else know that feeling?  Like, you have your supplies in front of you and you just stare at them, willing them to start arranging themselves into some awesome design… but sadly, they just lay there looking back at you.   Well, the other day I was having that same problem when I suddenly remembered the amazing Emboss Resist technique and had a flash of inspiration!  Check out this cute card that is so easy to do … Read More