Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July 31,2019....More Die-Cutting Fun...

Thanks for popping by for today's blog post!  

As a continuation to supplement yesterday's we are featuring some more die-cutting fun: 

Look what happens when you crop your Detailed Bands Die and add it to a Stitched Rectangle Die!  

And check out the Stampin' Up! artist's sample card; where they embossed the foil with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Here are the products close up: 




Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Did you know that you can use Stampin’ Up! dies and Stampin’ Emboss Powder to create your own faux metal embellishments

Here’s how

Step 1. Die-cut three of the die shape you are using for your embellishment. 

Step 2. Adhere these three die cuts together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This makes for a stronger embellishment, as one die cut makes it too flimsy. 

Step 3. Firmly press your thicker die-cut onto a VersaMark Ink Pad, or place your die-cut face up on some grid paper and press the VersaMark Ink Pad onto your die cut to cover it with ink. 

Step 4. Preferably using tweezers, pick up your die-cut piece and cover it with Stampin’ Emboss Powder, remembering to cover the sides as well, and then heat set the powder with your Heat Tool. 

Step 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 till you have 3–4 layers of Stampin’ Emboss Powder on your die-cut. 

You won’t need any more layers than four as the heated embossing powder will drip off the die-cut if you add any more layers than four. 

Step 6. Once your faux metal embellishments have completely cooled, add them to your next project for a fun metallic look.“

Friday, July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019....Bird Ballad Lever Card....

Lever cards seem to be all the rage right yup....I hopped on the bandwagon too....LOL.  

I taught this card at my July Cardmaking Techniques Class....and it was a hit with my girls.

The photo below shows the lever.....

 And here is the card fully opened: 

I simply ADORE the Free As A Bird Bundle found on page 91 and the coordinating GORGEOUS designer series paper!  

Here is a closeup of the bundle: 

Aside from the amazing images to color....the dies....oh the versatility and possibilities with these dies....and the stitching goes on the cut out as well as the leftover if you are careful and smart with your die placement you will pop out your die and cut out and be left with a window for another card!  Also the stitches are small circles....not dashes....Cool! 

I hope you enjoy today's card.  

Want to make cute cards like this?  Why not join the girls at August Technique Class?  

Check out all my classes here:

And don't miss out on these Specialty-  Product Based Classes:

Contact me to reserve your seat in any of my classes or to get answers to any of your questions. 
Shel (204) 232-7744

Have a great weekend and see you again next week with more crafty goodness!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019....Best Catch Birthday...

This is a card I made months ago, for a good friend's birthday.  I could not post it as I did not want him to see it before his big day. 

He loves to fish so this was a perfect card for him....and I love the 3D aspect of it. 

The top photo is with the card closed.....and the bottom folder is with the card open,.

The stamp set featured in this card is Best Catch found on page 150 of the Annual Catalog and the now retired Lovely as a well as High Tide found on page 152 of the Annual Catalog 

Here are close ups of those sets: 

Upcoming Classes: 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


This is a card I made for a dear friend's birthday.  

It features the Beautiful You stamp set found on page 114 of the annual catalog. 

Here is a close up of the set: 
This set has been around for a couple of catalogs now....but is such a versatile set that can be used for a variety of occasions and can be used for a variety of techniques- sponging, scene building, paper piecing, markering, coloring, etc etc

This is a must have set in your stamp collection. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

2019 Holiday Catalog

Holiday Catalog Debuts September 4th for customer ordering.

Request a catalog today!!

Note: If you have placed an order with me between January 1 2019 and August 31 2019 your catalog is Free!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 # July Simple Stamping Challenge #Designer Series Paper # Simple Stamping

This month demonstrators worldwide have been challenged by Stampin' Up! to create simple stamping cards featuring designer series paper. 

This AMAZING new DSP is the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper...item#149500 found on page 167 of the Annual Catalog. 

The stamp sets used are Love What You Do  page 143 and Butterfly Gala page 46

 Here is a closeup of the focal image - simple shimmer using Wink of Stella.

 And here is a closeup of the butterfly....simply stamp, punch, Wink of Stella and a few adhesive pearls- EASY! 

I hope you enjoyed today's card. 

Now it is my turn to challenge you.....make a card using some of our GORGEOUS Designer Series Paper, take a photo and email it to me and I will share it on my blog to inspire others.  

Then send that card to someone for no reason other than to put a smile on their face.  

It is amazing the power of paper, ink, stamps and a little kindness. 

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sneak peeks & techniques from the upcoming 2019 Stampin Up Holiday Catalog

OK ladies....hold on to your hats.....I have found a video of sneak peeks for new products coming in the Holiday Catalog. 

You are going to be SO EXCITED about the new products!!!! This video is about 30 minutes long but is soooo worth the time!

This video is straight from Stampin' Up! convention and filmed by demonstrator Tami White.

Here is her video. 

July 17, 2019....AWESOME Anniversary Card....

We received this AWESOME anniversary card from one of my regular stamp class gals (and Mike's step Mom) Carole A.

What a beautiful card....and even hand delivered to my office!

Check out the awesome stitched die cutting using the new dies from the FREE AS A BIRD BUNDLE.

Thanks again Carole!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019....TIP TUESDAY....

Today's helpful tip is one I got from another demonstrator, Debra B.  It deals with the problem of kinks and curls  in your baker's twine and threads. 

The solution: are seeing correctly.  Those little square alcohol prep pads the nurse cleans your injection site with.  

Fold the pad around the end of the twine and run the length of twine through.  The kinks and curls will simply disappear! 

Other helpful uses for these alcohol prep pads are

  • cleaning acrylic blocks
  • removing glue residue off workspace when you forget to use your silicone mat
  • cleaning gunk off your scissors
These are a very inexpensive item to have in your craft room.  I found  a box of 50 at the dollar store!  Walmart or pharmacies also carry them and they are very economical.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Christmas in July. . . TONS of SUPER deals on now. . . save on Christmas, Halloween and LOADS more. . .

Christmas in July

SUPER savings on tons of items (loads of Christmas) while supplies last on the Clearance Rack.
I have an order going in on thisThursday.....let me know if there is anything you want: 

1/16 (1.6 Mm) Circle Punch
Price: $11.75 $7.05
All Is Bright Paper Clips
Price: $9.50 $3.80
Birthday Friends Framelits Dies
Price: $41.00 $24.60
Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies
Price: $33.00 $19.80
Bright Copper Shimmer Paint
Price: $11.00 $4.40
Cambridge Carols Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $37.00 $27.75
Candy Cane Builder Punch
Price: $24.00 $14.40
Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies
Price: $40.00 $24.00
Cauldron Bubble Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $29.00 $21.75
Cauldron Bubble Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $39.00 $29.25
Cauldron Framelits Dies
Price: $38.00 $22.80
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
Price: $41.00 $24.60
Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies
Price: $40.00 $24.00
Christmas Tags Thinlits Die
Price: $38.00 $22.80
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies
Price: $35.00 $21.00
Dashing Along Designer Series Paper
Price: $15.00 $6.00
Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies
Price: $42.00 $25.20
Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies
Price: $33.00 $19.80
Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips
Price: $8.00 $3.20
Fête en 3-D Thinlits Dies (French) by Stampin' Up!
Price: $40.00 $24.00
Fiesta Time Framelits Dies
Price: $35.00 $21.00
Great Joy Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $31.00 $23.25
Holly Berry Builder Punch
Price: $23.50 $14.10
Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
Price: $50.00 $30.00
I'll Be Home Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $26.00 $19.50
Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack
Price: $30.00 $18.00
Joy & Noel Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $26.00 $19.50
Lantern Builder Framelits Dies
Price: $44.00 $26.40
Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies
Price: $44.00 $26.40
Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
Price: $11.75 $4.70
Love Today Planner Kit
Price: $48.00 $19.20
Lovely Words Thinlits Dies
Price: $35.00 $21.00
Many Mittens Framelits Dies
Price: $41.00 $16.40
Mean So Much Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $22.00 $16.50
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
Price: $52.00 $31.20
Move Me Thinlits Dies
Price: $39.00 $23.40
Musical Instruments Framelits Dies
Price: $38.00 $22.80
Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
Price: $40.00 $24.00
Peaceful Noel Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $22.00 $16.50
Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies
Price: $40.00 $24.00
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies
Price: $41.00 $24.60
Santa's Sleigh Dies Thinlits
Price: $40.00 $24.00
Signs of Santa Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $27.00 $20.25
So Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $31.00 $23.25
Spooky Sweets Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $22.00 $16.50
Price: $16.00 $9.60
seasons framelits
Price: $45.00 $27.00
Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie
Price: $10.00 $4.00
Takeout Treats Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $30.00 $22.50
Ticket Tear Border Punch
Price: $21.50 $12.90
Timeless Tidings Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $38.00 $28.50
Trick or Tweet Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $24.00 $18.00
Trick or Tweet Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $34.00 $25.50
Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies
Price: $53.00 $31.80
Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint
Price: $11.00 $4.40
Welcome Home Framelits Dies
Price: $35.00 $21.00
Wish Big Framelits Dies