Coloring On Vellum, the Easy Way

Vellum is beautiful, but a few of the challenges with it are:

  1. Stamping and coloring on it (because of the coating on the paper, it takes forever to dry), and
  2. Adhering it so you can’t see the adhesive.

For this card, I die cut a frame to adhere the vellum to and colored it on the back side with Stampin’ Blends, which don’t leave streaks and dry quickly because they are alcohol based:

As paper crafters, we hate wasting paper so I have another tip: Make TWO cards at a time to most effectively use your card stock. You can cut the frame from the center of one color and use the outside edge as a matte for your Designer Series Paper for the other card (watch video below):

The In the Moment stamp set works perfectly with the New Horizons Designer Series Paper and with these sentiments, I can imagine sending it to a friend to encourage them to take some time off from the hustle-and-grind. They are excellent reminders that self-care is also taking time to unwind!

Here’s a short HOW-TO video and you can order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store by clicking the links after that:

I’d love to hear how you liked this tutorial…leave me a comment below!

Product List
In The Moment Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
New Horizons 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Collection
$45.00
Polished Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Mini, but MIGHTY: Discounted in March!

Savings are in Bloom Promotion - 20% off

Gave you a peek yesterday at what you could create with the adorable Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The mini machine is the mini- but mighty- crafting companion that sits out on my desk all the time, at the ready for cutting and some embossing.  I still have the big one that I pull out for larger embossing folders, but the mini is my go-to tool and saves me valuable crafting space!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. 

Plus, during March you can save 20% on a selection of stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Stampin' Up! Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine All Squared Away Bundle By Stampin' Up! Beauty Of Friendship Bundle By Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle By Stampin’ Up! Includes Stamps And Dies Garden Wishes Bundle By Stampin’ Up! For Paper Crafting Create Handmade Cards With The Hydrangea Haven Bundle By Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle By Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow Bundle By Stampin' Up! Make Cards Using The Seascape Bundle By Stampin' Up! Sweet As A Peach Bundle By Stampin' Up! Welcoming Window Bundle By Stampin' Up! Make Cards Using The What's Cookin' Bundle By Stampin' Up! Wild Cats Bundle By Stampin? Up! Art Gallery Bundle By Stampin’ Up! For Paper Crafting

It’s perfect for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, and those who are short on storage space…so pretty much everyone!

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In-Color Sunflowers in Bloom

We are closing in on the end of the Annual Catalog, and that means we must say good-bye to the 2020-2022 In-Colors. Two of those colors are featured in the #tgifc358 color challenge this week and that got me dreaming of this sunny card:

During March, Stampin’ Up! has the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine on sale for 20% off, plus some stamp & die bundles are on sale that can be used in the mini machine…including the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I’ll share more about this tomorrow, but this is the card I created for the color challenge, using items from the Savings Are in Bloom promotion.

If you have Bumblebee, Magenta Madness (or Just Jade, Midnight Muse and Cinnamon Cider) ink pads in your stamping supplies, make sure you order the refills for your ink pads along with extra card stock NOW so you can continue crafting for a long time with these beloved colors! Once the Retiring List is announced ON MARCH 23, those are traditionally the first things to sell out.
Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)
$51.25
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
In Color 2020–2022 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Neutrals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00

Tidal Wave of Craftivity!

Waves of the Ocean Collection

Rolling in on the tide of creativity in March is the Waves of the Ocean Collection!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can purchase only while supplies last from March 1st – May 2nd!

With these seaside supplies, you’ll dive into inspiration and swim in a sea of creativity! Order now so you don’t miss out!

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Waves of the Ocean Collection

Waves of the Ocean Collection

And that’s not all that’s sensational this month…

Savings are in Bloom Promotion - 20% off

Meet your mini- but mighty- crafting companion! The adorable Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine is durable, portable, and easy to use.  With this trusty tool, you can make precise cuts and embossed designs for your projects with one pass.

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies.

Plus, to make it even easier to build your craft collection, during March you can save 20% on a selection of stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Stampin' Up! Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine All Squared Away Bundle By Stampin' Up! Beauty Of Friendship Bundle By Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle By Stampin’ Up! Includes Stamps And Dies Garden Wishes Bundle By Stampin’ Up! For Paper Crafting Create Handmade Cards With The Hydrangea Haven Bundle By Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle By Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow Bundle By Stampin' Up! Make Cards Using The Seascape Bundle By Stampin' Up! Sweet As A Peach Bundle By Stampin' Up! Welcoming Window Bundle By Stampin' Up! Make Cards Using The What's Cookin' Bundle By Stampin' Up! Wild Cats Bundle By Stampin? Up! Art Gallery Bundle By Stampin’ Up! For Paper Crafting

It’s perfect for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, and those who are short on storage space…so pretty much everyone!

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I’d Pick You, Pumpkin!

Admittedly, I’m team Pumpkin Spice starting September 1st. Ten days into the month and I’ve already indulged in a least that many different treats made from this glorious gourd, so I needed to make a card that declares my devotion.

After you download the tutorial and create your own card, would you share a link to your favorite pumpkin recipe in the comments? I’m always looking for the best things to bake with pumpkin this time of year!

Just a quick reminder: Today is the last day to register for the Fall StampFest in Southern Utah on September 25th and get a discounted ticket! Click the image to go to the event registration page:

Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Hey, Birthday Chick: 3-for-Free!

Remember the Hey, Chick stamp set from Sale-a-Bration a few years back? They were the “must-have” set of the year and those same chicks are BACK (and ready to PARTY!) in the January-June mini catalog. It’s fitting that my February 2021 3-for-Free class features the new Hey, Birthday Chick! bundle:

In addition to their new stamp set, the original set is available AGAIN – ICYMI – and there are coordinating dies to keep them farm-fresh. “CHICK” out what all the cluck is about HERE!

Starting off with a simple card, I created this one on my Facebook page last Monday:

There is also an edited version of the how-to video on YouTube:

When you order the Hey, Birthday Chick bundle from my Stampin’ Store in February, you’ll receive a tutorial for 3 projects via email with the paper goods to make those projects coming to you in the mail.

Supplies you will also need to complete the 3-for-Free projects:

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I listed the mini Cut & Emboss machine for those who don’t have a machine yet, but a regular Cut & Emboss machine will work too (or a Big Shot).

Peace & Joy: 3 for Free Class

With a new month comes a new class in the mail: November’s 3 for Free class showcases some fancy typography in the Peace & Joy Bundle!

When you order the bundle from my Stampin’ Store during November 2020, you’ll receive 3 tutorials via email along with the consumable supplies to make the projects in your mail box!

What else will you need to make the cards this month?

  • Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads: Versamark or white craft ink, Highland Heather, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple, Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler (some other colors can be substituted if needed)
  • Adhesive and scissors
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (or compatible die cutting machine)
  • Clear or white embossing powder and heat tool.

I demonstrated this card as a bonus idea yesterday! It’s a good overview of what is included in the bundle, so take a moment to watch:

You are really going to enjoy creating the projects I’m sure there will be some you want to make in multiples, so grab your Peace & Joy bundle and message me with your favorite project!

Oh My Stars!

When a member of my team promotes to a new title, it’s time to make a fuss over their accomplishment, and I needed a special card for my promoting demonstrators. I’ve also been mulling over the #tgifc282 inspiration challenge:

I pulled out my Stitched Stars dies along with the Strong & Beautiful stamp set to create a circle of STARS:

If you’d like to see me make this card in action, you can see it on my Lunchtime Live Crafting FB Live video.

I can’t wait to pair this card with a little gift to celebrate my team promotions and hope it will remind them that they are making a difference by sharing their creativity. I’m always welcoming new team members who want a discount, need a delightful way to make extra income or crave adult connection…and you could even choose a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine ($120) in your starter kit ($99)! What a great discount!

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