Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper

Wow, the Designer Series Paper selection in the new Holiday Catalog is absolutely outstanding. Click on the photo above to watch a short video to see all of the gorgeous patterns.

What’s so great about Designer Series Paper you ask? The Designer Series Paper (affectionately known as DSP) is lighter weight than cardstock, and perfect for adding patterned layers to a project. Most DSP is double-sided, so you get two patterns for the price of one. Stuck for color inspiration? Pick your favorite pattern and use the colors from the paper as a starting point for your project. The DSP patterns and colors coordinate with stamps and cardstock for an easy way to get started creating. And last but not least, DSP is drool-worthy!

How To Custom Color Glitter with Wink of Stella

Stampin'Up!, custom color glitter with Wink of Stella, enjoy your day, Inside the Lines, birthday card, handtsamled, #peribeal, #papercraftingthreadsRemember that sneak peek from last week – the custom color glitter with Wink of Stella? Well, I went a little crazy and ended up making a set of four different cards.

The basic technique is super easy. Take a clear acrylic block, scribble on it with the Stampin’Up! Marker of your choice. Then pick up the color with a clear Wink of Stella brush and color away.

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TIP 1: Once you’ve used up the color on the block, wipe off the leftovers with a baby wipe before adding more marker. If you don’t, your marker tip will get all glittery.

TIP 2: If you’re not getting much glitter, gently squeeze the middle of the pen to get the glitter flowing again.

TIP 3: Brush the Wink of Stella tip on a paper towel until the glitter runs clear after each color.

True confession time, after I had my first panel done I decided I didn’t like the light color of my flower stems. So I colored over them with a darker green and now I love them.

It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but all of the Watermelon Wonder flowers are glittery, and so is the dragonfly. Who knew it’s kinda difficult to photograph glitter!

I’ll post the rest of the cards in the set over the next few days as well as the complete supply list.

It’s Always Tee Shirt Weather in Wisconsin

 

Wisconsin is under a winter weather advisory today, with sleet and snow. But as long as the temperature is above zero in Wisconsin, it’s tee shirt weather here.👕

Check out the Designer Tee Stamp Set (free with any $50 order) and Framelits available in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog. Check out the projects in the video above!

Cheerful Tag

Cheerful tag
Cheerful Tag

Squee! I told myself I didn’t need the Tin of Tags or the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, but guess what? I did need them 😊

TIP: Dont be afraid to let the embellishments hang over the edge of the tag. It adds a lot of dimension.

And this sentiment is my favorite. Who wouldn’t want to tear open their present!

RGB Codes for In Colors 2016

 

RGB Color Codes
RGB Color Codes

If you like to craft with your computer as I do, it’s handy to have the RGB color codes to match the real deal exactly. So I’ve created a handy dandy chart that you can download for free – just click on the link RGB Color Codes and you’ll be ready to craft digitally.

Wink of Stella in Color

Wink of Stella in Color
Wink of Stella in Color

Here’s that closeup I promised from the last post. I used whisper white shimmer cardstock along with using the Wink of Stella pen as an aqua painter. And the Pool Party ribbon ups the glimmer and shimmer even more.

Stamp Carving 101

Stamp Carving 101

First you need some rubber! The full kit on the left above comes with everything you need to get started. And once you carve your first stamp, you’ll definitely want to carve more – the refill kit comes with more rubber and wood blocks to mount them on. Prefer clear mount instead of wood? More good news, as now there is another refill kit #137123 that contains just the rubber, and a 3 pack at that. Now there are three good reasons to try your hand at making your own unique stamp. Check out others’ ideas on Pinterest. And watch for Stamp Carving 102 coming soon, to see my latest creation and get some carving tips 🙂