Category Archives: Tip

Pressure embossing with the Tin Tile folder

Towards the top of my wish list for the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog was the Tin Tile embossing folder.  This folder is designed to create extra-defined texture, and you know that because of the word “Dynamic” in its name. … Continue reading

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Celebrate plaid

You’re expecting something in a buffalo check, right?  No.  Today I’m sneaking into the holidays with this Jingle Jump card from earlier this month: I love this little set, Nothing Sweeter, on page 25 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday … Continue reading

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Because winter is not finished with us yet

Not everyone read that last weekend’s Inkspiration Saturday was my last all-day event, so you’re seeing the announcement again! It was a wonderful day (you may have seen the short Facebook Live Video here when the day was just beginning), … Continue reading

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Not brilliant, just practical

I’m pretty sure the people who package Thinlits and Framelits are the same ones who fold and package fitted bed sheets.  Are you with me? I finally had enough of figuring out how to put my dies back in the … Continue reading

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Lavender congratulations

Don’t underestimate this FREE 2018 Sale-A-Bration set!  Lots of Lavender is a two-step set that creates a beautiful card so easily.  So far I’ve only been using Wisteria Wonder for the blossoms, but it’s worth experimenting with other colors.  Tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Special delivery

All credit for this July camp card goes to my friend and former Artistan, Sue Plote.  OK, it’s not exactly the same as her card, but she provided the inspiration! When we saw the Birthday Delivery Bundle in Minneapolis in April … Continue reading

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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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