Monday, July 17, 2017

Beach Birthday Card

We used lots of Big Shot products to create this bright beach birthday card. The background combines three embossing folders - Oh My Stars, Seaside, and Softly Falling. The outside sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, stamped on a stitched oval framelit and layered on an oval framelit. The adirondack chairs are from the new (and very popular!) Seasonal Layers thinlits, and the inside sentiment is from the coordinating Colorful Seasons stamp set.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Product Spotlight - 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Sharing a great (& quick) video from Stampin' Up! with some helpful tips for using the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, as well as some nice sample cards using the embossed elements. The Layered Leaves folder is one of our new favorites! Here's a summary of the tips:
  • Use ONLY the Big Shot Platform with ONE cutting pad, due to the thickness of the folder
  • Spritz the cardstock lightly with water to break the fibers and create a deeper impression
  • Run the folder through spine first, and back again
Hope you found this information beneficial! Happy embossing!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Feather Together

Here's a card featuring the Feather Together stamp set. A piece of the Color Theory DSP was used as the background for the feathers on the card front. This card will be featured in one of the new kits for our future card kit classes.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits Storage Solution

We often get asked how we store our Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits, since they come stuck to a piece of cardstock. Our solution is to un-stick the Framelits and Thinlits from the cardstock piece, and then cut magnetic vent cover pieces to the size of the cardstock piece, and adhere with Tear & Tape Adhesive. The magnet isn't super strong, but it's much better than having them stuck with the double-sided tape, and makes it easier to use and replace them. The vent covers were purchased at Home Depot, but are probably available on Amazon or from other hardware or home improvement stores or websites. We hope you found this helpful!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Suitable for Any Occasion

Here's a simple design using the new Berry Burst In Color with coordinating Fresh Florals DSP stack. The sentiments are from the Better Together stamp set, which also includes sentiments for several different occasions. This card could easily be replicated in multiples using the variety of occasions in the set, and in the different In Colors, to help you be prepared with cards for any occasion.

Introducing the Stamparatus from Stampin' Up!

Here's the stamping tool you didn't know you needed!