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Monday, August 31, 2009

Video Tutorial: Vellum Flowers using the Scallop Circle Punch

Here is my first video tutorial on how to make flowers using vellum paper and the scallop circle punch. These make great 3D accents because you can make them any color you want! And it's super easy, too.

Item numbers for products featured in this demonstration:
  1. Scallop Circle Punch (109043)
  2. White Vellum Paper (101839)
  3. 1/16" circle punch (101227)
  4. Brads - Rich Regals (106953)
  5. Stampin' Write Marker - Bravo Burgundy (105109)
  6. Fine-tip scissors, such as Paper Snips (103579)
  7. A fine mist spray bottle, filled with water (N/A)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Super Squirrel

You should always order a stamp set you love as soon as you see it because you just never know when it will be discontinued. Case in point: Super Squirrel! I was so sad to see this little guy retire from the Stampin' Up! catalog.

This is a card I made for my fabulous upline and friend, Sally Jercha, using the faux stitching technique. Use the paper-piercing tool and the template from the mat pack to create a straight row of tiny holes. Connect the holes using a white gel pen.

Did you know the Really Rust polka dot paper shown in this card can only be earned in a Stampin' Up! workshop? Call me to book a workshop and find out how you can earn this paper and other Hostess exclusive stamp sets!

Stamp Set: Super Squirrel (discontinued)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Patterns Pack Designers Series Paper III (Hostess exclusive!)
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
Tools: Paper-piercing tool, Mat Pack

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stamping 101: Make Your Own Punch Template

A quick way to identify which stamp sets will work with your punches is to make a punch template. With a punch template, you hold the template over catalog pages to see which shape lines up with which stamp image or phrase. Making a punch template is also a great way to use up your scraps!

To create a punch template, use 3x3 pieces of card stock vellum or plain card stock. You'll need one piece for each punch in your collection. Simply punch each shape from your collection and keep the negative. Label each negative with the corresponding punch name. You may choose to punch a hole in the corner of each template and thread them onto a key ring to keep them all in one place. You may also choose to laminate your template after you have punched out a full sheet of shapes to make them more durable.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I am so excited to announce the launch of my new website Stay tuned - - I will be posting my crafty creations and special promotions!

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