Be sure and post your photos over on my FB page.
Be sure and post your photos over on my FB page.
The first thing you cut when making a card is the “card base.” There are 2 options for a “regular” sized card. Begin with a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock and cut it in either direction. Both ways give you the same sized “card front,” it just opens differently.
To make your own templates, just grab a bunch of scraps of card stock. I recommend making them all different colors so so that when you playing around with them you can see the different sized layers.
Here are my most commonly used cuts:
|for 5 ½ x 4 ¼|
|5 ¼ x 4|
|5 x 3 ¾|
|4 ¾ x 3 ½|
|4 ½ x 3 ¼|
|4 ¼ x 3|
|4 x 2 ¾|
|3 ¾ x 2 ½|
Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!
*Opt in by Wednesday, March 10th to get this kit. Details:
Did you know:
Did you know a group of butterflies (adorably) is called a kaleidoscope? We think that’s a brilliant name for brilliant bugs. In honor of all the kaleidoscopes in the world, we’ve created the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle to celebrate their beauty and diversity. The bundle features butterflies from around the globe including Clouded Yellow (Europe), Black Veined White (Europe & Asia), Coppers (New Zealand), Swallowtail (North America), Blue Copper (North America), and Painted Lady (Australia).
Video does not have sound. The BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE bundle from Stampin’ Up!. Stamp & tool bundles help you quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease.
Fun Friday Challenge ***March Color Challenge***Welcome to this months color challenge. Remember you can add any neutral to your project.Please post project on my FB page, She Stamps A Lot Stamping & Crafting. This challenge is for the entire MONTH of MARCH! If you combine this with another challenge please post cards in the thread for both challenges! I will draw a winner from this month’s color challenge on March 31. #sucolourchallenge#sucolorchallenge
This weeks Wednesday’s Ways to Use it come from the home office.
Create layered images using the masking technique and the Sitting Here Stamp Set. Combine the images to make the picture you want. Watch this video to learn how to using masking in your stamping.
|Stamping is a satisfying creative experience for many reasons, and one of them is the flexibility it offers. Make your projects as simple or complex as you like, with as few or as many color combinations as you want. Whatever you do, the results are almost sure to be amazing!|
|One fun technique is to “lengthen” the image, as we did with the Tu es formidable tag. First, we stamped the candle image on a piece of Basic White Cardstock, then cut the cardstock in half. We then adhered the two pieces to the tag front and hid the gap with the sentiment. Kind of tricky and kind of fun!|
|To add a colorful touch to our Perfection card front and gift box belly band, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping using an ink that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use the coordinating ink color or VersaMark ink to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look.|
|Tip: While you’re at it, create extra tone-on-tone stamped cardstock for use on future projects. Before long you’ll have a nice collection of Designer Series Paper—handstamped by you!|
|Have fun simple stamping! And remember to share your work on social media using the hashtag #SimpleStamping. We love to see your work.|
I will work on my editing. I hope you enjoy learning about VersaMark Techniques.
This month my stampers will begin making a handy reference guide.
We will keep adding to it!
I want to share some information about blends. I am really starting to fall in love with using them.
|When a new stamp set arrives, sometimes the first thing you want to do is experiment. You may want to pull out several ink pads and stamp with the set in different ways to see how many adorable project ideas you can think up. Our concepts artists are the same, and as you can see, they had fun trying to decide how best to show off this darling donkey’s cuteness with just a few simple supplies.|
|For the first card, we stamped the same image twice and cut the Basic White Cardstock and Designer Series Paper layers in half. This is so easy to do and creates a pleasing mirror image effect. For the next card, we used the same donkey image and sentiment multiple times on the same cardstock layer. It’s a simple trick, but the results are eye-catching. For the third card, we cut the Basic White Cardstock layer into three pieces and suggested movement by revealing more and more of the same donkey image. It’s almost like a vintage cartoon reel. So fun!|
|Mixing and matching stamp images and paper layers is one of the easiest ways there is to create multiple cards in minutes, so why not sit down with your favorite stamp set today and see what you can come up with? The possibilities truly are endless—and as you can see, even simple methods make marvelous cards!|