Technique Tuesday 2-17-09

Today I thought I would share with you a cute project that we did at a recent workshop.  It you would be interested in doing this fun project at your own workshop give me a call 435-245-5321.

This is a simple technique but I love it.  It’s simply looking at a card or scrapbook page and using the layout for the opposite.  That means use a scrapbook page layout for a card or a card layout for a scrapbook page.  I really love it when I can use the same layout for both. 

sab-friendshipHere is my example.  I used the exact same supplies and lay out to create this fun 3×6 card.

sab-friendship1Then I did it as a 6×6 scrapbook page.  By moving the stamped image and adding the photo it give it a whole new look.  

I really love this concept for a gift because you can make the cute page and them make a matching card.

This is a picture of me with my friend Deborah.  She is one of the demonstrators I met at Leadership last year.  This picture was taken at Convention when we both earned Hawaii.  One of the best parts of becoming a demonstrator has been the friends I’ve made.  Weather they are in my down-line or just our group it so awesome because I never would have met them if it weren’t for Stampin’ Up!®  If you want to find out more about the benefits of becoming a demonstrator click here.

Products used:
113788 Polka Dot Punches SAB (Free with $50.00 purchase)
113626 Seek Serendipity $20.95
109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95
109041 5-Petal Flower Punch $15.95
104310 Crafters’ Tool Kit $39.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensonals® (300) $3.95
111367 Chocolate Chip 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
112534 5/16″ Neutrals Jumbo Brads (80) $7.95

Colors- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White

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Technique Tuesday 2-10-09

roster-cardSo this is something I hadn’t thought of before.  This is a card that I got at Leadership.  Sorry no name.  I love how they used the top note big die  and then cut out around it on the bottom of the card.  I thought this was a really neat effect.  I think I will have to give it a try.

rooster-card-close-upProducts used:
113439 Sizzix™ Big Shot Machine & Accessories $99.95
113463 Stampin’ Up!® Top Note die $21.95
111367 Chocolate Chip ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
105090 Word Window Punch $15.95
105541 Many Marvelous Markers $125.95
108362 Crop-A-Dile™ $29.95
113274 Rustic Rooster Level 2 Hostess Set
I’m not sure where she got the friend from but this one is close
113716 Garden Greetings $21.95

Colors- Chocolate Chip, Real Rust, Whisper White

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Technique Tuesday 2-3-09

I’ve been doing a Stampin’ Bootcamp the last couple of weeks and each we she gives us a Stampin’ Task.  Last week our task was to try out a new technique.  I was excited for this task because I had just seen this technique at Janice’s meeting and I was anxious to give it a try.

I don’t know if the technique has a name or not.  Janice saw it at Stampin’ Up! regional  in Orlando.  This technique is embossing the flowers from the pretties kit.  I was told that they used a blender pen and just got the flower wet.  But I found I couldn’t keep it wet long enough to keep the powder on when I would heat it.  So I did it the way the I learned at our meeting.

you-rockIt’s really pretty easy all I did was ink up the flower by pressing it into a VersaMark pad.  Then I sprinkled on the embossing powder and heated it up.  The sample I had seen was done with the black embossing powder, but I wanted to try some different stuff.  I also used iridescent ice on one flower. 

I also wanted to try it with color.  I pressed the flower into the regal rose craft pad.  Then I covered it with iridescent ice on the flower.  I actually used all three flowers on my card.  I really loved how it turned out.  I think it would make a great card for a teenager.

Products used:
#111660 Just Jawing $25.95
#109521 En Francais Background Stamp $17.95
#109070 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
#109114 Pretties Kit $29.95
#109133 Black Emboss Powder $4.75
#101930 Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder $4.75
#102197 Powder Pals $19.95
#100005 Heat Tool $29.95
#102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
#112530 Circle Scissor Plus $29.95
#112531 Glass Mat $19.95

Colors- Regal Rose, Basic Black

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Technique Tuesday 1-27-09

We had club last week and I love to show off what we did for club on my Technique Tuesday.  If you want to learn more how to do these great techniques then you should come and check out club.  Click here to learn more details about club.  Or to see the other club projects.

friends-club-janWe learned the technique of how to use our Stampin’ Write Markers to water Color.  This is a great way to give a more subtle look to your projects.  We used the blender pens to achieve this fun look.

Here are some of the great products I used on this page:

113726 Sweet Stems $16.95
113975 Raspberry Tart DSP $9.95
112577 Filigree Designer Brads $5.95
111846 Rose Red 1″ Double- Stitched Ribbon $8.95
111366 Rose Red 1/4″ Ribbon $4.95
112091 Scallop Edge Punch $15.95
112081 Scallop Square Punch $15.95
104400 1 1/4″ Square Punch $15.95
113453 Natural Serif Decorative strip dies $19.95 (Friends)

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Technique Tuesday 1-20-09

I love this all in the family set but often times I’ve heard “I wouldn’t be able to line that up.”  Then I just say it’s easy with the stamp-a-ma-jig.  All you have to do is stamp the image on your imaging sheet then line it up where you want it remove the imaging sheet and line the stamp up with the jig and stamp.  Perfect every time. 

stamp-a-ma-jigHowever this set has lots of little pieces and I didn’t want to wipe off my imaging sheet every time so I came up with this.  I used the little celo bags and stamped one image in each corner (I used StazOn ink).  This way I didn’t need to keep wiping them off.  Then I just saved the bags and I have it ready to go any time I want to use this great set. 

frontThis fun page was created for my sister.  It was the front of the Calender I made her for Christmas. 

family-calendar-close-upHere is a close up of the cute little family.  In the set you can choose the head, body, feet and arms for all the larger family members.  There are also lots of fun accessories you can add as well as a cat and a dog.

101406 Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad $7.95
1101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig $11.95
103104 Small Flat (3×5) cellophane bags $3.95 (50)
113488 All in the Family $38.95
Fun accessories and wheel can be found on pages 76 & 77 of the new Spring/Summer ’09 catalog

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