Reserve your STAMPARATUS starting today

 

Extra information for reserving your Stamparatus (Love the name – as I’ve said before – but more importantly, I love what it will do for you!)

 If you are interested in reserving your Stamparatus – please read through the following – to the end!

Either TODAY or any day between December 5 and December 30 you need to know the following.  Reservations open today (Dec 5) at 4:00 pm ET!

  1. If you are going to RESERVE a Stamparatus, the first thing you will need to do is set up an account in my online store here. You can do that now so you will be ready!
  2. Starting December 5 through December 30 – you will need to go to stampingup.com .  There will be a link right on the home page to click to RESERVE your Stamparatus.  Click on that link and you will need to follow the directions. You may order only ONE but there are no limits for customer orders so that reservation window will not close until December 30 at midnight (MT).
  3. This will RESERVE your Stamparatus.  They will begin shipping March 19.  It is important to know that they will ship ‘first order in – first order out’ so the sooner you order the sooner yours will ship.
  4. When your Stamparatus is ready to ship, you will get an email notifying you that it is in your cart.  I will send out a reminder the first of March to remind you to watch for that email.  You will be able to add to that order.  IMPORTANT!!! The Stamparatus is $49 and Sale-A-Bration will be going on at that time.  If you add anything to your order, you will qualify for at least one FREE item with that order!  Please also use the Hostess Code that will be current at that time – you will find that on the home page here – inkup.us .
  5. Please also refer to the Q&A that will be posted there for additional information.  If you still have questions – give me a call.

Sparkling Dragonfly

Dragonfly Dreams & Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits - blog.inkukp.us

I love the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits – one of the products in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog!  I plan on doing more cards with this set.

Dragonfly Dreams & Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits - blog.inkukp.us

You can use your bone folder to gently roll the dragonfly wings before you glue it in place.

Instructions:
1. Fold the Mint Macaron card base.
Tape/glue the Whisper White layer to the card base.
2. Randomly stamp the dots across the top and across the
bottom of the Dapper Denim layer.
3. Using the smaller dragonfly thinlit, cut one from the
Dapper Denim layer – a little above center. You can keep or
discard the dragonfly that is cut out.
4. Use the dragonfly thinlit with the detailed wings, cut one from
Vellum Cardstock. Lightly brush this dragonfly with a sponge
and Dapper Denim ink.
5. Glue the square of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper to the
back of the Dapper Denim layer behind the cut out of the
dragonfly. Tape/glue this layer to the White layer.
6. Put a line of Tombow down the center of the Vellum
dragonfly and insert it into the cut out in the Dapper Denim
layer. You will have to hold it a few seconds to get the glue
to stick to the Dazzling Diamond layer.
7. Using a strip of Mint Macaron, create your greeting piece and
use dimensionals to attach to the card front.

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Vellum Cardstock, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper
Ink: Dapper Denim
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Project Life Cards & Labels Thinlits

Cuts:
Mint Macaron card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Whisper White – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
Dapper Denim – 5″ x 3-3/4″
Vellum Cardstock – 3″ x 4″
Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (for greeting)
Diamond Glimmer – 3-1/2″ square

If you would like to order the supplies for this card, please shop in my online store.
The Hostess Code thru the end of February 2017 is TWQSZNKX.

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Getting those framelits/thinlits off that sticky paper!

Have you tried to get your new Stampin’ Up! framelits or thinlits off that very sticky paper without bending them?  My friend Susie Guenther gave me the following tip and it works slicker than you know what!

Lay the white card with the framelits attached face down on your work surface.  Lift up the corner of the white card back to the first framelit.  Place your bonefolder on the framelit and hold the framelit tightly against the work surface while you pull the white sticky card away from the framelit.

Framelit Release -1

Step 1

As you pull the white card away from the framelit, keep moving your bonefolder on the framelit.  Once a framelit is released, move on to the next framelit until they are all set free.

framelit 2

Step 2

Once they are all set free, I throw that card with the sticky tape on it in the trash.  I found that if I stuck the framelits back on the card, you run into the same problem trying to get them free again.

I purchased magnetic sheets (25 sheets 5″ x 7″ Magnetic (20 mil) Adhesive Magnet) from Amazon and that’s what I transfer my framelits to after they have been set free.

Side Note:  If you have a scanner, scan the sheet of framelits before you release them.  Then, whether you just simply place them back in the envelope they came in or transfer them to a magnetic sheet, you have an image of the shapes that came with the set – always a great idea in case you lose one – then you know what is missing.

Scanned copy of the framelits

Scanned copy of the framelits

I hope you find this helpful!

 

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InkUp Holiday Card Swap – Part 3

Tammy and Tess sent their cards on time – I’m the one that is running late – with apologies!!  These are the last two cards from the InkUp Holiday Mini Card Swap.  Check the previous posts for the earlier cards that were posted for this swap.  The girls did a marvelous job!

There will be a new card swap from the new Occasions Mini Catalog!  Watch for details – coming soon!  I hope you will considering joining the next swap.

 

InkUp 2016 Holiday Mini Card Swap

Tammy Johnson

InkUp Holiday Swap - Tess Bone

Tess Bone

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What Makes You Happy

I had lots of fun making this “Tunnel Card”.  It’s a technique that I saw on several blogs and decided to try it myself.  I did it in a beach theme – go figure!  I love this card format because it looks like a regular card from the front until you open it up and get a little surprise.

Do Whatever Makes You Happy by Sharon Cline 2015-08_Makes You Happy-2Instructions:

  1. For this card, I cut one piece of Lost Lagoon and one piece of Pool Party, both cut at 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”.
  2. Slide the piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock into your Simply Scored horizontally and score at 2-1/8”, 4-1/4” and 6-3/8”. Fold it at the 4-1/4” score and then fold the other two score marks creating a mountain and two valleys. Use one of the oval framelits and center it over the 4-1/4” fold and run through the Big Shot creating an oval ‘window’.
  3. Center this over the Pool Party piece of cardstock and make a few light pencil marks on the Pool Party layer around the oval cut so you will be able to tell where your ‘window’ is and be able to stamp your images so they will be visible.
  4. I decorated the Lost Lagoon layer with the oval window with the Fan Coral stamp from By the Tide in Crumb Cake. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.    Hint: Stamp first and then run through with the Embossing Folder.
  5. Hint:  Stamp the back layer before you score it!  Stamp the Pool Party layer with the Turtle stamp with Crumb Cake, the Fan Coral stamp with Crumb Cake, the Seahorse with Wild Wasabi and the ‘scatter’ image from Gorgeous Grunge with Pool Party randomly in the background. I then inked the Jellyfish with Versamark and then with Lost Lagoon and stamped it; sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder on it and heated it and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it to make it sparkle!  After this layer is all stamped, score it at 4-1/4″
  6. Once I had all the background images stamped and scored, I laid the two panels together and glued them together putting glue only up to the two folds on each side of the top panel.
  7. I stamped ‘the little things’ from the Hello Life stamp set and cut it out with the Handpicked Framelits and glued in place to the inside front oval cut.
  8. For the card front: A Lost Lagoon layer 5-1/4” x 4” and a Pool Party layer 3-3/4” x 5”. I stamped the greeting from Hello Life on the Pool Party layer with Lost Lagoon ink. I stamped the Lighthouse with Crumb Cake. From the Work of Art stamp set, I used the swooshy stamp and Crumb Cake and make little hills under the Lighthouse.       These two panels were glued together and then glued to the card front.
What Makes Ypu Happy
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps:  From Land to Sea (139361-c); By the Tide (129120-c); Hello Life (137136-p); Gorgeous Grunge (130517-c); Work of Art (134114-c)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon (133644), Crumb Cake (126975), Wild Wasabi (126959), Pool Party (126982), VersaMark (102283)
Cardstock:  Pool Party (122924), Lost Lagoon (133679)
Other:  Oval Framelits (129381), Heat & Stick Powder (100625), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (133751), Handpicked Framelits (137361), Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (133739)
Technique:  Tunnel Card

InkUp Swap Cards from Aug 2015

Earlier this month, several of the InkUp stampers participated in a swap. The cards were awesome!

We are going to do a Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall/Winter/Holiday swap. I will be sending all the details out in an email shortly! In the meantime, enjoy the wonderful talent of your fellow InkUp stampers! Great job gals!

Thinking of You by Carolyn WhitacreThinking of You by Dianna DodsonEnjoy Your Day by Debbie HenryMerry Christmas by Debbie McClainGarden Gate by Ellie CammerYou Warm My Heart by Judy CrumpJust For You by Janet JonesJust For You by Janet JonesCongrats! by Julie SupkoHappy Birthday by Kim GoodlinThank You by Kathy ShirleyHappy Birthday by Liinda RobinsonLive, Laugh & Love by Micki WilkinsonCongratulations by Sharon ClineThinking of You by Susie GuentherNever More Than a Thought Away by Sandi PulizziThank You by Wendy Jenness-Wimer

Just Hard

Love this stamp set. It’s great when you need a touch of humor.
Just hardI punched two holes in the left edge of the card and ran the ribbon through the inside and around the front.

Just a mention that there are still Photopolymer sets available that are not listed in the Annual catalog. You can find them in the my Stampin’ Up! store.

Saying Goodbye
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Just Kidding (140667-p)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay (131197), Bermuda Bay DSP from Brights
Other: 1/8″ Hand-Held Circle Punch (134365), Bermuda Bay Ribbon