Happy Valentine’s Day! I am running so far behind but I wanted to make sure to get this post up for you… not just because I have a special Valentine’s Day Promotion at the end of the post! But I also love this technique – it was one of the designer paper techinques from January’s Terrific Techniques class and I thought you might all enjoy it too.
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Hello! I’m back to share with you a fun and easy card that shows a neat Spotlight technique. So, if you’ve seen the spotlight technique before, it is the idea of having a larger black and white area – usually filled in with line art images – and then coloring in just a little bit of the area to make that spotlighted area POP! Well, in this case, the Inside the Lines designer paper (**free through the end of March with a $50 order) makes it super simple for you! This paper pack is all about the current coloring book trend and gives you 12×12 sheets of paper just begging for you to color them in.
Which brings us back to this technique, I just started with one big piece of the patterned paper and then I cut it into 3 parts. You can size these however you want, I just recommend: (more…)
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)
Lets keep the blogging streak going (because you know 2 days out of 2 is something! ha ha!) and today is a fun day because it is Blog Hop day! I’m joining forces with some of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers team to share with you some fun Valentine’s Day project ideas! (more…)
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 details. Check it out:
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!
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” box on the bottom of the online shopping cart page when you are checking out, and I’ll know to add you to the perks list!
If your order is $150 or more, don’t use the code (gotta get you those hostess benefits!) and don’t worry, you’ll still get the perks from me!