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Just a Splash of Inkspiration

I hold Splash of Inkspiration events several times a year.  These half-days are typically concentrated on a single stamp set.  Last weekend’s Splash was all about Colorful Seasons.  Participants stamped 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), including this “spring” … Continue reading

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Twine out of control? A tip or two for you.

This is most certainly not a problem shared by everyone — not even all stampers!  But if you’re making multiples of projects or you are setting up a project for a stamp camp, keeping rolls of twine contained can be a challenge. At … Continue reading

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A stamping (not ink) pad

I’ve written before about using a foam pad under your work when stamping with solid-image photopolymer stamps; the solid balloons from Balloon Celebration particularly seem to require that. On Saturday, I equipped an entire table with these foam-backed placemats (upside-down) … Continue reading

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No matching Framelits? Try this.

I love the heart in Bloomin’ Love, but I looked in vain in the catalog for a Framelits die that would cut it out for me.  (I know that if there’s a die or punch that fits an image, the … Continue reading

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School supply season

As you’re stocking up on school supplies for the kids (or for charitable groups who are collecting), be on the lookout for these metallic Sharpie markers.  I bought mine in this pack of three (silver, bronze, and gold) after I … Continue reading

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Toadally awesome!

That phrase pretty much sums up how I feel after the past few days finishing out the Stampin’ Up! fiscal year!  As recently as Saturday night, I didn’t think there was a chance I’d have enough sales to earn the … Continue reading

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What to write in a card

If you stamp with me regularly, you know that I almost never stamp a greeting on the inside of a handmade card. The reason is simple: I like to personalize my greeting with the name of the recipient and, for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bokeh

You’ve been seeing this technique everywhere, so I thought it would be perfect for a February camp card.  Bokeh (pronounced BOH-kay or BOH-keh) is the out-of-focus blur in a photograph, especially from points of light.  (Think of a lit Christmas … Continue reading

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Blue doilies

Our focus this month in stamp camp is backgrounds.  And a skill I think every stamper should master is random, all-over stamping.  It didn’t come easily to me — until I watched someone demonstrate the “trick.”  I shared it in … Continue reading

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Spirelli with heart

I showed you this card a few weeks ago during the Stamp Review Crew Hearts a Flutter blog hop.  I hope you’ve tried the Spirelli technique for yourself.  If not, here’s one tip that may help you.  This card uses … Continue reading

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