Pattern paper can really make a card interesting and fun… but don’t think you have to stick to rectangles and mats! Play with your patterns and use them to create different shapes in your backgrounds. Like this Carousels & Cupcakes designer paper, it makes the perfect backdrop for the pretty and vintage Carousel Birthday stamp set. Especially when you start coloring and sponging your pieces.
Do you remember the Bokeh technique? The big trend for making your cards look like they had the out of focus light spots? Well, I shared how to make your own in this blog post, but sometimes I want to go the quick route and just use pretty paper like this Falling in Love designer paper! It has a bunch of cute patterns including multiple bokeh photo-realistic designs! (You can see all the prints in my Occasions Catalog walkthrough video starting at 26 mins HERE)
Ready for something new? How about a fun pop-up birthday card?! The new Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog has a lot of fun Suites, and if you like bright colors and birthday supplies that are great for kids or masculine cards, then the Party Animal suite is your place to be. I got to play with this fun Balloons Pop Up Thinlit die during the OnStage convention in November and we made this fun card. It does all the cutting and scoring for you, so you get to have the fun of figuring out how to decorate all the little … Read More
The new year is here and I’m trying to get back into my blogging groove. I had my first card class of the year last night, and it was such a blast to hang out with a bunch of fun ladies and stamp and gab and get just a little bit silly! So, while I work on photographing the new project ideas, I still wanted to share some great inspiration for the new year. Plus make sure to scroll down to check out my new 2017 Product Samplers!
After all the hubbub and technical issues this morning, I just wanted to hop over to say everything is back and ready to go! WOO HOO! Head over to the Stampin’ Up Online Store and shop away! And, now that I’m able to get into the demonstrator side of the website, I have January’s Hostess Code for you to use when ordering too! January’s Reward’s Code – 9PKRDX7F Use this code when ordering for extra perks from me like the free Premium Tutorial pack with your $50+ order in addition to the Sale-a-Bration goodies! Enter this code in the “Hostess Code” … Read More
Well, today is an exciting day, but it started off with a bit of a big BANG! That sound was the sound of all of Stampin’ Up’s servers crashing meaning not only could I not get my launch day order in, but I can’t even call in and chat with the fabulous demonstrator support folks. But, while we wait for the servers to come back up – don’t worry I’ll post here and on my Facebook page when they are back – I can still share a couple project ideas and the catalogs so you can work on your wishlists … Read More