Posted on July 4, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
For those of you celebrating the 4th of July, I hope you have perfect weather & a wonderful time with friends and family.
I had some time last week to play with the new corrugated paper from Stampin’ Up. It’s on page 148 of the annual catalog. It comes in four 12×12 sheets, 2 white and 2 kraft:
(if you have been stamping a while, you might remember using the corrugated paper the light bulbs came in as a creative embellishment!)
I was “Pin-spired” by this card by Birgitt2011, that’s all I could see with the watermark in the corner. The link did not lead to anywhere, so that’s the best I can credit!
The Corrugated paper cuts nicely with framelits and punches! Just remember to cut it upside down, so the framelit is placed on the smooth side of the paper when running through the Big Shot.
I used a sponge dauber with Real Red and Pacific Point to color the white stars. Use something like a stylus to keep it in place and keep the ink off your fingers.
I hung them with linen thread and let them dangle. The largest stars are stuck on with dimensionals.
Enjoy your weekend and go stamp something!
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Posted on June 30, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
Matt and I drove back to FL for an all day event with my Stampin’ Up team. It was SO great seeing everyone again and I had some time on Saturday to stamp with some of my customers, too. Missed you guys! It was a long drive back but the weather is so much cooler here and it’s starting to feel more like home:)
SU did a big changeover on our Clearance Rack last night!
Everything that was there is now gone and 23 new items appeared! We think that they are adding more every week! Here are the items new this week. Remember they are ‘while supplies last’ so be sure to get them quickly.
You can call or email me or order online HERE.
My sweet stamping friend Pam ordered the little embossing machine, papers and folders for the teens in her church to get started card making.
As I was looking at the items, many coordinate for a great gift.
The Moonlight paper coordinates with the spring flowers folder, blackberry ribbon!
Texture Boutique Machine
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
You can see the rest of the items on the rack HERE
A few noteworthy items this week – the 2″ circle punch is a staple in my stamp room. Can’t get enough circles to punch out a greeting quickly! The Fun Flower punch is becoming one of my favorites, too. And a great deal on the markers if you don’t have those colors yet.
Go stamp something!
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Posted on June 23, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
I was feeling bright and happy when I made this card so I went with bright and happy colors!
Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Old Olive stamped in a Memento Tuxedo Black outline. The little dots were made with my black marker. I added a black cs oval and the new 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon in basic Black.
If you look closely you can see the new White Perfect Accents. What makes them white is actually an adhesive sticker on the back but if you take off the sticker, they are clear! If you leave them white, they are perfect for coloring with a sharpie or the blendies if you have those.
Back to the stamp set….it’s a really fun 2-Step photopolymer set that’s new in this year’s Stampin’ Up catalog. It’s called Garden In Bloom. (click on pic below to go to my store to see it full size)
The colors reminded me of a Mary Engelbreit fabric or poster like she is known for…
One thing to remember when stamping these flowers is to keep the tab in the same place. It can be hard to line them up when stamping. There is a little point or tab sticking out on the stamp, so if you remember to stamp them both UP for example, you won’t be stuck trying to match up the petals.
The Mini Treat bag die is on sale for $10 off! That’s a pretty good deal if you have been wanting that one. I like that accessories that come with it, like the banner and the heart and star, too.
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Posted on June 16, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
I’ve been setting up my new craft area here in the new house in NC. For those of you who have been in my FL stamp room (or you can see the old pics here) you know I’m an ‘everything out’ stamper. I have to SEE it out so I will use it.
I like slat wall to hold pegs so I can hang my most used framelits. I have clear slat wall bins to hold the rest and folders.
I wanted a rolling big shot station since I frequently may but out 50+ items at a time and I may want to roll it out to the tv, the sun or wherever!
I got this cart at Ikea. You can find it HERE
I like that I can pick up the one end and roll it. All 4 wheels gets unsteady unless they lock. It holds 2 big shots, and I like 2 out so I don’t have to toggle back and forth between the magnetic plate and embossing folder platform.
It’s got 2 drawers to hold m extra plates and waxed paper, etc.
Lots of storage underneath for my dies and bag, too! For only 99.00, it does pretty good.
Now the SU specials of the week!
The sweetheart punch is a good deal this week if you don’t have that one. There are a few stamp sets it coordinates with like the You’re So Sweet (page 57) and Groovy Love (page 20)
Go Stamp (or organize) Something!
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