Aloha, all! OK, I've mentioned several times about how wonderful it was to have been at the Island Style Stampers Annual Retreat in Maui earlier this month. But did you know that I almost couldn't go? Nothing so drastic as Covid. But it's definitely related to the economic issues facing everyone these days. While I could get an airline reservation to hop on over to Maui, I couldn't get a rental … [Read more...] about Cork Paper is Perfect for Fall Leaves!
Die-cutting and Embossing
Aloha, all! In my last article, I mentioned that I'd traveled to the island of Maui to attend a stamping retreat. The retreat lasted two FULL days and we were knee deep in crafting projects the whole time. One of my favorite sessions was the one in which we used a brand new Stampin' Up! product, Cork 12" x 12" Specialty Paper. The frame under the flowers in this card is made from that paper. And … [Read more...] about Cork Paper? You Bet – and Just in Time for Fall!
Aloha, all! I know that, technically, in the northern hemisphere, the only thing that changed as of today was the month of the year. But, for as long as I can remember, I have always thought of September as the beginning of Autumn. Or, as it seems to be more generally spoken of, Fall. I think that the main reason was that the day after Labor Day was always the first day of school in my life. And … [Read more...] about Happy September!
Aloha, all! Do you know what Stampin' Up! stamp set I used for this project? Maybe what's important isn't so much that it's called, "Wrapped Bouquet," but that it's no longer available for us to buy. You see, it's one of the stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! January - June 2021 Mini Catalog that's already sold out. That's because, during the last couple of weeks of any catalog's sales period, … [Read more...] about Mini Catalog Products Are Selling Out!
Aloha, all! Looking at the All Squared Away bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, you’d think that the only way to use this bundle is to create a 2 x 2 grid. But I’m here to tell you today and a grid like that is far from the only way to use this bundle First The Colors One thing that I do like about the pictures in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog (p. 117) is that all three of the … [Read more...] about All Squared Away Is Not Just for Grids
Aloha, all! Did you get the "Sand and Sea" suite from the January - June Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog? Wasn't it fun to have a die AND an embossing folder with the same image. First you ran it through your machine to cut it. Then you stamped the images. And finally you ran the cut and stamped image through with the embossing folder. What fun that was? But with the Art In Bloom Bundle, you can … [Read more...] about Cut and Emboss At The Same Time
Aloha, all! When I order a brand new product from a Stampin’ Up! Catalog, it’s frequently because of how it’s displayed in the catalog. When it came to the brand new stamp set, Seascape, what first caught my eye was the card below. It’s on page 12 of the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. What I loved most about it was the sense of depth and movement about everything in the … [Read more...] about “Case”ing With a New Catalog Product
This is the design of one the Thank You Notes that I'm sending to my customers who purchased either Stampin' Up! products or my own personal tutorials in March. I am so grateful for everyone who helps me to be successful at what I do, but especially my Stampin' Up! customers. Today I have some tips for designing and making multiples of a fun card. Aloha, all! There was a time when I considered … [Read more...] about A Big “Thank You”!
Easel Fold for Valentine's Day Aloha, all! On Wednesday I showed you a fun variation on the traditional easel card. And, yes, if you haven't seen a "traditional" easel card, I'll be sharing one in a few days. Anyway, after I'd had so much fun making Wednesday's Vertical Easel Card, I managed to come across yet another twist on the easel card idea. It's a Diagonal Easel Card. I just saw the … [Read more...] about Another Valentine Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! This will be just a quick update on a post from last week about the new Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set. At the time that I wrote that post I'd not yet received one of the cards I was supposed to have received from the swap a few friends and I did. Now I have it and I just had to share it. The Colors Don't Have to be Earth Tones! Every single card that I've seen made with this set, … [Read more...] about Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set – Even Brighter!
Aloha, all! Several posts ago I shared with you some cards I made using the new FREE Berry Blessings Bundle from this year's Sale-a-bration Brochure. Two of those cards were fun fold pocket cards. At the time I promised that I would write a tutorial for both of the cards I demonstrated. And I finally have them done. Life has just gotten in the way, but things are settling down a bit. So now I … [Read more...] about The New Sand & Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up!