Thursday, 28 May 2020

Stampin' Up! Seeing Spots: Classic Stampin’ Spot Techniques

Classic Stampin’ Spot Techniques


The new Classic Stampin’ Spots Assortment (153183) on page 147 of the upcoming 2020–2021 Annual Catalogue is the perfect little ink collection for stampers. 

With eight colours from Basic Gray to Granny Apple Green, the lovely array of colours hits the spot.
Here are some fun techniques to prove that some of the best things come in tiny packages.
  • Block Background: Use the spot as a stamp. Turn it over and apply it directly to the paper for the cutest card on the block.
  • Tasteful Texture: To mimic the wood grain of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, swipe the spot across the stamps instead of pressing the stamp to the ink.
  • Layered Colours: Use the Stamparatus and apply the darkest colours around the edges of the image. Stamp. Then clean the stamp and apply a lighter colour in the centre. Stamp again to create the look of a multi-coloured markered image.
I'm so excited that we are having Stampin' Spots back in the catalogue. 

IN GOOD TASTE Suite Collection



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Sunday, 24 May 2020

Which type of crafter are you?

You may have seen in your crafty travels on the internet the hashtag #simplestamping.  #simplestamping is something for everyone, whether you class yourself as a new crafter or have some papercrafting experience or even if you are someone who is regularly in their craft space.   #simplestamping is when you need a quick card, one that you can create quickly to put in the post, or hand to the recipient. #simplestamping can also be stepped up for the casual and avid stamper, but what do I mean by a beginner, casual and avid stamper?  Read on for the Stampin' Up! definition of each type.  

The #simplestamping Beginner (new to crafting) crafter

There are those who have never picked up a stamp and ink it up, and those that do have had to have started at this stage.  Albeit, I would call this group simply new to crafting and have wanted to find out where to start and want to create a card for a special occasion, or simply 'just because'. As a beginner you would probably be:
  • New to crafting.
  • Are needing some help on how to get started.
  • Can be overwhelmed by all the crafting products available.
  • Want a low cost and to get started quickly.
You might also want to make a bundle of cards of the same design, such as a bunch of thank you cards, or cards for an event that you celebrate.  Great for beginner crafters are the all-inclusive kits, they are what they say and include instructions so you can get started straight away.  Indeed, these kits are also great for the casual and avid crafter who want something quick, or to create without having to think too much!

The #simplestamping Casual crafter

You have moved up from the beginner crafter and you may also be an avid crafter but fall into the casual crafter as you have other things that take you away from the crafting table.  As a casual crafter you may:
  • Craft on an occasional basis, maybe once a month or less.
  • You like to have your projects planned, or CASE (Copy And Share Everything) projects.
When you find that you become fully immersed in your creativity, you may find yourself in the next category, the Avid crafter.

The #simplestamping Avid crafter

When you find yourself frequently crafting, if not every day but at least weekly.  You have decided that you need your own space, or even taken over the dining/kitchen table.  You love trying new techniques and 'need' the latest products.  But most of all, you just love crafting as much as you can, whether this is on your own, or you head out to craft with others. You are fully immersed in the craft and love to get creative whenever you can. 

Need Inspiration?

One place I visit for inspiration is Pinterest.  But also, whether you are a beginner or avid crafter, the catalogue and beginner brochure are both full of ideas and inspiration.



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Tool Tip : Grid Paper


A quick tip for you this Sunday.

Just like putting a placemat on the table before I eat, I always lay down a sheet of large Grid Paper before I start my project. It protects the table and helps me place my ‘layers’ so they’re straight and true. But did you know it’s also “essential” when designing a project?

Here’s my TIP: 

If a project that inspires you includes only METRIC measurements (you might be an old Imperial like me), Grid Paper to the rescue. Flip over the Paper and Voila … a gigantic Metric grid! Using this side of the Paper, follow their cutting dimensions and cut out all the pieces. Make any ‘adjustments’ to fit your project, then use these bits as a Template to create something fantastic!




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Saturday, 23 May 2020

I want it all, or a snack pot! Special offer: New In-Colour bundle with Free card pack

The new 2020-2022 Stampin' Up! In Colours are coming on  3 June and I have put together two In-Colour bundles to suit your budget, the want it all, or the snack pot. Each of the bundles includes for FREE the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack.

The payment deadline to order your bundle is 2 June 2020. Shipping will be as soon as I have the products and package them up - I'll let you know when your order is on its way.   

If you have not yet seen the new colours, here they are:


Bumblebee

Cinnamon Cider

Just Jade

Magenta Madness

Misty Moonlight

Scroll down further to see the products in the bundles.

Option 1: I WANT IT ALL £114 (including postage)

Full Pack Assorted A4 In-Colour Card Stock (153075)
20 sheets - 4 sheets each of each colour

In Colour 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Full Pack (153070)
40 sheets of patterned paper
4 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 In Colours
Acid & Lignin free

5 New Full-Size Ink Pads* (154957)
153114 Cinnamon Cider
153115 Just Jade
153116 Bumble Bee
153117 Magenta Madness
153118 Misty Moonlight

Stampin’ Write Marker Assortment (153125)
Package of 5 Markers (not shown)

Flowers for Every Season & More Cards & Envelopes (153101)
Featuring all 5 of the new In Colours – 2 of each colour
Folded card size: 6-1/4” x 4-1/4” (15.9 x 10.8 cm)
10 Matching printed envelopes
Envelope size: 6-1/2” x 4-1/2” (16.5 x 11.4 cm)
Acid-free and Lignin free

In Colour Enamel Dots (4mm) Full Pack (152480)
100 Adhesive backed enamel dots
20 each of all 5 colours

5 x 1/4″ Ribbon Full Rolls – 10 yards (9.1m) each roll
153622 Bumble Bee
152482 Cinnamon Cider
153621 Just Jade
153623 Magenta Madness
153624 Misty Moonlight

FREE Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack (153058)
50 cards: 2 each of 25 designs
3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″
4 sticker sheets: 2 each of 2 designs
Acid free & Lignin free

Order your Want it All bundle here



Option 2: THE SNACK POT £72 (including postage)

Half Pack of Assorted A4 In-Colour Card Stock (153075)

10 sheets - 2 sheets each of each colour

Half Pack In-Colour 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack (153070)
20 sheets of patterned paper
2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 In Colors
Acid & Lignin free

5 New Full-Size Ink Pads* (154957)
153114 Cinnamon Cider
153115 Just Jade
153116 Bumble Bee
153117 Magenta Madness
153118 Misty Moonlight

Flowers for Every Season & More Cards & Envelopes (153101)
Featuring all 5 of the new In Colors – 2 of each colour
Folded card size: 6-1/4” x 4-1/4” (15.9 x 10.8 cm)
10 Matching printed envelopes
Envelope size: 6-1/2” x 4-1/2” (16.5 x 11.4 cm)
Acid-free and Lignin free

In Colour Enamel Dots (4mm) Full Pack (152480) 100 Adhesive backed enamel dots
20 each of all 5 colours

5 x 1/4″ Ribbon – 3 yards each colour
153622 Bumble Bee
152482 Cinnamon Cider
153621 Just Jade
153623 Magenta Madness
153624 Misty Moonlight


ADD-ONS

There are more products available and if you would like to add any, just let me know when you order.

Stampin’ Blends
There are 4 new In-Colour Stampin' Blends Combo Packs (2 each in a pack, Light and Dark) in Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.
They are £8.50 per combo pack

Stampin' Write MarkersThese are included in the Want it all bundle, but not in the Snack pot.
If you are getting the snack size and would like to add these on a pack of 5 markers is £13.75.

Ink Pad RefillsRefills are £3.50 and come in all 5 colours. You can add all or any of them to your bundle.

Individual colour A4 cardstock packs
You can add on cardstock packs of individual colours. Each pack contains 24 sheets of 1 colour for £8.25 each

12" x 12" Assortment of Cardstock (153076)
20 sheets, 4 of each colour  £11.75

Check out the In-Colour products:
















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