Category Archives: Techniques

Hand Stamped Borders and Backgrounds for Cards

I’m loving all the versatility in the Eastern Palace Suite of products from Stampin’ Up!  Not only can you use the Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) to create focal images on your cards, you can also use it to make hand stamped borders and backgrounds for cards.  Those are the kinds of cards I’m sharing today. First a word about the images in the stamp set.  SO MANY of the stamps are great for… Read More »

More embossing folder techniques for handmade cards

I’m continuing on with the theme of embossing folder techniques for handmade cards and I have some handmade cards that I created using embossing folders that I wanted to share.  Embossing folders are great for adding texture and interest to handmade cards. The addition of color takes embossing folder techniques to a whole other level.  The color and texture adds a WOW factor to any card project.  (Check out the end of this… Read More »

Handmade Cards with Embossing Folder Techniques

Whatever did we do before the world of the Big Shot and Embossing Folders?  There are so many ways to use embossing folders, the ideas are endless!!  And the texture they create adds so much to papercraft projects!! Last month I held an Expo event with another demonstrator.  One of my presentations was showing different ways to use embossing folders.  (You can find those cards here.)  In preparation for my presentation,… Read More »

Card Ideas using Embossing Folder Techniques

I love to get more mileage from the Stampin’ Up! products that I purchase, so today I’m going to share FIVE different embossing folder techniques that go beyond texture. On Monday, I shared some “WOW” projects from a recent Expo event that I held with another demonstrator (you can see those card here).  The projects I’m sharing here today are ones I also shared at that event. The first card uses… Read More »

“WOW” Card Making Projects from Expo

Earlier this month I held an “Expo” event with another demonstrator friend. This is an event geared toward experienced stampers where we present advanced projects using Stampin’ Up! products.  I’m sharing our projects here on my blog. This first card is a “Peek-a-Boo Window” card. This was a project I demonstrated and decided to use the “Hey Chick” stamp set (free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration). Here’s what the… Read More »

How to use a border stamp to make a background

Last week I wrote a blog post about how to use a border stamp and showed several card projects using the Delicate Details border stamp set.  (You can see those here.)  Today I’m back with another blog post about how to use border stamps…this time how to use a border stamp to make a background for your card project.   Here’s the card I made. I created the background pattern… Read More »

How to use border stamps

I LOVE rubber stamps that are border images and today I’d like to show you how to use border stamps on your card making projects.  Border stamps open up a whole new world of possibilities for my stamping projects because they are so versatile!! The Delicate Details border stamp set, a FREE product pick during Sale-A-Bration 2017, is a border stamp set that offers a variety of border styles.  Several of my… Read More »

Watercolor Pencils meet Falling Flowers

One of the fun products in the 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is the new Watercolor Pencils (141709).  Recently I’ve had a couple hostesses hold Sale-A-Bration parties.  I wanted to give those attending a chance to try out this new product, so I had them make a project using the new Watercolor Pencils.  Everyone thought they were fantastic!! Today, I’d like to share the two watercolor pencil techniques I used… Read More »

How to use Seasonal Decorative Masks

Are you wondering how to use the seasonal decorative masks in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog??  If so, this blog post is for you!!  I recently held a local stamp club meeting and we tried making a card using the seasonal decorative masks.  I’m sharing some of what we learned here. First of all, here’s the card that we made at our club meeting. You can see the background we made using… Read More »

Creative Ways to Use Moroccan Nights

Once I started working with the Moroccan Nights stamp set (Wood 141715, Clear 141718) from Stampin’ Up! I found ALL SORTS of non-traditional ways to use the large medallion image in that stamp set.  For those of you who don’t know me very well, I’ll let you know that I LOVE to think “outside the box” when I am creating.  For some reason, the large image in the Moroccan Nights… Read More »

Emboss Resist Technique & Moroccan Nights

I’m continuing with sharing cards I created using Moroccan Nights stamp set (Wood 141715, Clear 141718) from Stampin’ Up!  I used the emboss resist technique on each of the cards I’m sharing.  It’s such a quick and easy technique to do and produces fabulous results.  I have a short video on how to do this technique at the end of this post. The first two cards I have to share… Read More »

Three More Handmade Cards to Inspire You

If you read my blog very much, you know that I’m all about handmade greeting cards that are simple to make.  That’s my preferred style.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t like the more complicated cards however.  In March, another demonstrator and I held a local event for advanced stampers.  We each shared 3 different cards/techniques.  I’ve shared my three projects in my previous three blog posts.  Today I’m going to share… Read More »

Unique Card Fold with You’ve Got This

The uniquely folded card idea I’m sharing today is one I received in a swap.  It was made by Dena Linneman.  I loved the card concept and decided to re-create it for an event I hosted last fall.  The result of the folding on this card reminds me of a matchbook! Here’s the card I created. The original card swap can be found at the end of my post. Project Notes:… Read More »

Sponging Technique on Embossed Card Stock

Are you looking for a quick and easy handmade birthday card to create?  Well, today’s project is a certainly one that meets that criteria.  It’s simple to do and doesn’t require many tools or supplies.  It was a card that I demonstrated at a recent home party.  The hostess had requested I share some ideas to use with embossing folders and this card was one of the techniques I shared.… Read More »

More Party Wishes Birthday Cards

Birthday cards…everyone needs them!!  The two handmade birthday cards that I’m sharing today both use the Party Wishes stamp set (Wood 140651, Clear 140961) from Stampin’ Up!  This is such a fun set to use…and there is a coordinating punch set, Party Punch Pack (14608) that is also available.  Here’s the first card… Project Notes: The stamp set used for the sentiment was Party Wishes (Wood 140651, Clear 140961).  This stamp set is… Read More »