Category Archives: Tip

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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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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