I’ve been really busy this week working on my weekly Holiday Newsletter. What made it so busy is that, last week, my newsletter featured the supply list and instructions for making this card. I had questions from a couple of people who wondered how I got those ornaments to line up so nicely with the ornament hangers – all of which are a part of the stamp set, Tree Trimmings.
The answer, of course, is that I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I can’t remember when I last mentioned the Stamp-a-ma-jig, but I realized that now was the time to mention it again. I decided to make a video tutorial to show how to use it. THAT was easier said than done. Now, I’ve had a lot of fun making my video tutorials. But for this one I really needed either 4 hands or a camera person. As I had neither, I had to really work hard at arranging my work surface and my camera to try to make sure I didn’t get my hands and arms in the way TOO much. But now the video’s done, and you’re welcome to view it AND let me know if you have any more questions about the SAMJ. I can always add onto the video if I need to in order to make something clearer.
This week in my newsletter I’m featuring some more cards made with the Tree Trimmings stamp set. But THIS week they’re not nearly as labor intensive as last week’s card – which ended up with 7 layers! I love layers, but I’m not sure everyone else does. So this week’s cards are all no-layer cards. They get some textured interest by having the ornaments cut out and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My newsletters right now are going out on a weekly basis with the theme, Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cards. Each week I feature a card (or cards) and I provide the supply list and detailed instructions for making each card. Throughout the 12-week period, I’m using the same stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, and embellishments several times to help show you how economical Stampin’ Up! purchases can be. Oh, and there is a special each week available ONLY to people on my newsletter mailing list. Don’t miss out!! Sign up by clicking on the link at the top right of this page that says, "Sign Up for my FREE e-mail Newsletter." That’s all there is to it! And you can unsubscribe at any time, and I’ll never bother you with any newsletters again.
No rest for the wicked! Now I have to go work on NEXT week’s card!