Honestly I am not much of a butterfly person, but I love this stamp set called Papillon Potpourri and the two butterfly punches that go with it. The larger butterfly punch is called Elegant Butterfly and the smaller one, which is in the Spring Catalog, is called Bitty Butterfly. I used the leaf stamp from Summer Silhouettes and the Just Because stamp from one of the Sale-a-bration sets called Vintage Verses. You can get this set for FREE during the Sale-a-bration event going on now!
Stampin Up has just produced an online class called The Basics. It contains videos and PDFs on all kinds of stamping techniques. This class is great for the beginner or advanced beginner stamper. Plus it has 34 beautiful projects with directions for you to make. All for only $14.95! That is a great deal!
The online class is divided into six categories:
- Stamping Basics (seven projects)
- the Stamp A Ma-jig (four projects, video)
- Masking (four projects, video)
- Embossing (seven projects, 2 videos)
- Markers & Watercoloring (six projects, video)
- Big Shot and Punches (six projects, 2 videos)
Each section is designed to take you from the simplest, most basic use of the technique or tool and gradually layer on more advanced techniques, with tips along the way. The instructions are simple and precise, and you can view the videos an unlimited number of times, stopping at starting at will.
This Online Class is a download. You just need to go to my web site and order it. Then you will digitally download it. When it asks you if it is for My Digital Studio or Another Program, click on Another Program because it is not a My Digital Studio file.
If you need any help, just shoot me an email and I would be more than happy to answer your questions.
The Dress Up Framelits is an example of a Stampin Up product that I did not need to have…that is until I saw the cutest cards made with it! There are just some adorable cards and projects made with it so of course I had to order it!
I cut the dress out of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. The apron is made with White Tea Lace Paper Doilies that are in the Occasions Catalog. Of course the stamp is from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set. Doesn’t this remind you of the colors of a summer picnic?
I know it is still winter but my brain is longing for summertime. What better thing to make than a card full of rainbow butterflies. Although it is not exactly the colors of the rainbow, it still is bright and cheery. The butterfly stamps are from Papillon Potpourri ad then I punched them out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch from the Spring Catalog.
Madison Avenue is a stamp set you can earn for free with any $50 purchase during Stampin Up’s Sale-a-bration Event. With every $50 purchase you can choose an item from the Sale-a-bration catalog. If you bought all the supplies to make this card, including the ink and paper you would be eligible to get the stamp set for free! You can also earn this set for free, along with some Designer Series Paper, buttons and ribbons with a workshop that has $400 worth of sales!
Have you Sale-a-brated yet?
I made this baby card using the Embellished Events Stamp Set. This set is a great set to have on hand because it has just about everything you need to make a card for any occasion. It can be used for birthdays, Christmas, weddings, baby cards and anniversary cards. If you are a new stamper and don’t know where to start, this is the set I would recommend purchasing.
This card uses the stamp set Oh Hello from the Spring Catalog. I cut it out using the Window Frame Collection Framelits which were in the Holday Catalog but still available for purchase. Then I cut a square out of Bashful Blue to highlight the stamps. The Designer Series Paper is called Parker’s Patterns and is also in the Spring Catalog. The card fits into a regular A2 envelope because I cut the card base to 4.5 by 4.25.
Right now if you purchase all the items above, you will be eligible to get free production from the Sale-a-bration catalog!