Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 2011 Technique Club Bonus project

Since I had one card that did not teach any new techniques, I added this little beauty as a bonus project:
It is a little freestanding butterfly.  It could be used as a mini card, a tag for a gift bag, or as a freestanding place marker.

Items used to create this freestanding butterfly:

Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Pretty in Pink cardstock
Beautiful Wings die
Dots embossing folder

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 2011 Technique Club card 3

This is the third card the girls did at Technique Club this month:

This was a very simple card, no new techniques, so they got a bonus project (see tomorrows post)

Items used for this card are:

Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Concord Crush cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Designer series paper
Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon
Brights buttons
Button Buddies stamp set
Word play stamp set

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 2011 Technique Club card #2

This is the second card that the girls made at this month's Technique Club:

With this card, the girls learned the Rock and Roll Technique.  That is when you ink your stamp with a light color ink, and then rock and roll it through a darker color ink.  The results are stunning!

Items used for this card are:

Early Espresso cardstock
Pretty in Pink cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Inspired by Nature stampset
Whimsical Words Stampset
Barely Banana ink
Pretty in Pink ink
Early Espresso ink
Corner punch
Beautiful wings embossalit

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 2011 Technique Club Card #1

This is the first card the girls made this month in technique club.

They learned how to use stamps to create their own coordinating designer series papers.

They also learned a trick for layer the modern label punch to create a background frame.

Items used in this card are:

Pacific Point cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pacific Point ink
Butterfly Punch
Modern Label Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September Scrap Class page three

Stamps:  Flower Fest, Alphabet

Punches:  1.25" square, butterfly

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Real Red

Inks: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue,

Markers:  Real Red, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight

Basic Rhinestones

Monday, September 19, 2011

September Scrapbooking Class page two

This page uses Fox and Friends and Whimsical Words Stamp Sets.

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla

DSP:  Rich Regals stack

Inks:  Night of Navy, Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze and Pool Party

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Scrapbooking Class- page one

This page uses Creative Elements Stamp Set.  Cardstock colors:  real red,basic black, so saffron, tempting turquoise, whisper white.  Ink colors real red, tempting turquoise, basic black.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dazzling Details- new product alert

On page 41 of the Holiday Mini catalog, Stampin' Up! has introduced yet another new product...Dazzling Details.

This is an irridescent glitter glue that will add sparkle to any project with less mess!

It has a narrow tip that allows for precise application. 

Of course, it is non-toxic and acid free; and at just $3.25 it is an awesome addition to your crafting. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Texturz Plates tips

Stampin' Up! has several texturz plates available on page 219 of the Idea Book and Catalog. These are double sided plates for twice the value.

These plates are used to create subtle patterns and designs on thin surfaces, to give your project a delicate embossed background.

My tip for this is to mist your cardstock with alcohol prior to running it through the Big Shot.  This slightly weakens the surface of the cardstock giving a sharper embossed image.

Try it- it works!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heat Embossing Tip

Have you ever had your cardstock curl up after you have heat embossed an image?

This can be frustrating and make it difficult to adhere to the card base.

Well this quick and oh so easy tip will help you out....

Simply heat the bottom of the cardstock and the sides will unfurl and lay flat once again!  easy! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gift Certificates

Have you ever had the problem of finding the "perfect" gift?  Have you wandered through the malls for hours and still not been completely satisfied with your choice?

Well look no further!  I have the perfect solution to your gift giving. 

Why not give Stampin Up gift certificates! 

They can be any amount, and are custom designed for different occasions such as:

-Just Because

Let the recipient choose the gift "they" want. 

Each certificate comes in its own custom designed gift wallet.

Here are some samples for different occasions:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Holiday Mini- My Top Ten Favorite Picks!

Holiday Mini Catalog- My Top Ten Favorites

The 2011 Holiday Mini is packed with amazing stamp sets and gorgeous Designer Series Papers!

  What makes this Mini special for me, is the introduction of a new tools in addition to new products.
These are investment purchases (non consumables like punches, dies, tools) you buy once and then reap the benefits of those purchases for years to come.

1.  Simply Scored paper scoring tool.   It is a wonderful, and much needed, addition to the Stampin' Up! product line.  It has many features -The biggest feature for me is the ability to score 12 x 12 paper every 1/8''.

Other products on the market limit the score lines to what the manufacturer deems the necessary score points. But I own serverak of these "other manufacturer" products and not all projects fit into their tool guidelines.

 Another feature is the ability to place markers at the top of the pad to identify a specific measurement when you are making multiples of a scored project. These markers can be stored neatly in a compartment along the top of the device. Three markers are included with the Simply Scored and addition packets are available. The metal tipped stylus locks in place on the surface for easy access!

2.  Bigz Stocking Die- You can make fun holiday stockings from paper, cardsotock, fabric, felt and more!  Perfect for all your holiday crafts or to create a holiday garland.  Stocking measures 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" and can be used with standard cutting pads

3.  Stitched Stockings Stamp Set- Awesome little stamps to create wonderful cards and decorations for the holiday season.  Coordinates with the stocking builder punch. Available in wood or clear mount.

4.  Stocking Builder Punch- Create little stockings for gift tags, cards or scrapbook pages with this builder punch. Coordinates with Stitched Stocksings stamp set as well as the stocking image in the Gift Givers stamp set. 

5.  Gently Falling Stamp Set is an awesome two step stamp set.  The leaf images are perfect for all your fall and thanksgiving card giving. Available in wood mount or clear mount.

6.  Hand Penned Holidays Stamp Set is a classy addition to your greeting stamps.  Available in wood mount or clear mount.

7.  Cellophane Bags- measuring just 1" x 8" these little bags are perfect for little halloween or craft fair treats. 

8.  The Sounding Joy Stamp Set - this is another classy additon to your greeting stamps.  The bonus is that if you layer two of the greetimgs your card requires no other images.  Available in wood mount or cling mount.

9.  Festive and Fun Stamp Set- this is an awesome set if you are new to stamping and want a multipurpose holidays set.  It has three images and greetings combined- one for Halloween,
one for Christmas and one for Valentines.  Available in both wood mount and clear mount.

10.  Card Keeper Box- this is a heavy duty chipboard box that is white in color. You can personalize it with designer series paper, or leave it plain.  It has a silver metal label holder and six dividers to easily organize your different occasion cards.   Awesome way to keep your cards organized, clean and protected.

Honorable Mention

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids! The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly. These delectable items will be available October 1st!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blender Pen Trick

I want to share a little trick with you.

Have you ever wanted to use just part of a stamp, but did not want to bother coloring the image with markers.

So I learned a little trick that will help you out.

Grab the stamp you want and the ink pad.  Load the stamp with ink as you normally would.  Then just grab your blender pen and "erase" the area you do not want to be inked.   Voila!

Blender pens are on page 203 item #102845 and are just  $12.95 for a three pack.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Have you tried Smooch or Smooch Spritz?

Smooch is a pearlized ink that adds color and shine.  It works similar to acrylic paint, and has an applicator similar to a nailpolish brush.  You paint on your stamp instead of inking it.  Shake well before using.

Personally I like to use a line image and versamark and black embossing powder.  Then I like to paint the color inside the raised embossing.

Smooch Spritz is a fine spray of the same product as above. It quickly adds shine and color to cardstock, paper. chipboard, wood, fabric, acrylic and more.  Since it is similar to the ink in metallic ink pads, it gives a different look than spritzing with classic ink. Works great with stencils.  Shake well before using.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Newsletter

Shel’s Stampin News                      September 1, 2011

Hi Stampers!

It is hard to believe that another month has passed so quickly!  Isn’t it funny how the summer months seem to speed by and the winter months drag on? 
We have definitely had a great summer here in Winnipeg!  Although my poor lawn could use a couple of days of rain to green it up.
Well, as usual, I have lots to share with you this month, so here goes:

1.    I have new classes and clubs starting soon in East Kildonan- Elmwood area as well as Fort Garry-University Crescent area.  Contact me if you are interested in joining.

2.   The holiday mini is out September 1!!!! There is some UNBELIEVABLE stuff that you are going to absolutely LOVE.  Contact me if you would like to see one in person, or you can check it out on my blog

3.   Classes and events for September:

v  Wed Sept 7- Scrapbooking Class- 6:30- cost $20.00 or FREE with $35.00 order.  We will be making 3 complete pages- all supplies provided except scissors and adhesives.  MUST PREREGISTER.

v  Tuesday Sept 13- Open House- 6:30- cost FREE- come out and check out the new catalog and holiday mini- FREE make and takes, door prizes, BOGO ½ off retired product sale ( for every retired product you purchase you receive ½ credit toward new product, so if you purchase $30 in retired, you get $15 FREE from the catalog, you just pay tax and shipping)

v  Wed Sept 14- Stamp a Stack- 6:30- cost $15.00- 10 clean and simple cards of differing themes.  MUST PREREGISTER

v  Saturday Sept 17- Open House- 6:30- cost FREE- come out and check out the new catalog and holiday mini- FREE make and takes, door prizes, BOGO ½ off retired product sale ( for every retired product you purchase you receive ½ credit toward new product, so if you purchase $30 in retired, you get $15 FREE from the catalog, you just pay tax and shipping)

v  Thursday Sept 22- Cardmaking Techniques Class- 6:30- contact me for details.

T  Tuesday Sept 27- Christmas Card Class- 6:30- make ten Christmas cards- this is class one of three- If you attend all three classes, you will have 30 beautiful cards just in time for mailing.  Cost $25.00 or Early Bird Registration $20.00- MUST PREREGISTER

4.   My Monthly Special for September is 10% off all coloring tools.  This includes:

-  smooch page 203 $5.95
- smooch spritz page 203 $6.25
-  shimmer paint page 203 $7.95
-  markers page 202 $4.50 to $135.95
- watercolor crayons page 202 $21.95
-  watercolor pencils page 202 $25.95
-  stampin pastels page 202 $30.95

5.   Remember to check out my blog for samples, ideas, tips, tricks and tutorials.

Inky hugs til next month…

Shel Anderson
Phone: 232-7744
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