Category: tools & product details

Easter Bunny Punch-Out

By creatively using paper punches, we can create a multitude of fun projects.  Here’s a Easter bunny goodie bag topper that we made at the last stamp camp.

Many Stampin’ Up! punches were used to produce this cute bunny.  I will outline them here:
ears: Oval punch, Large Oval punch #119855
face: 1-3/8″ Circle punch #119860, 1/2″ Circle punch #119869, small heart from Heart to Heart punch #119881
body: Extra-large Oval punch #119859, Large Oval punch #119855, small flower from Boho Blossom punch #119858, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309
tag: Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309, Word Window punch #119857, Scallop Oval punch #119856

Paper: Whisper White cs #100730, Pretty in Pink cs #100459, Concord Grape cs #119792, Baha Breeze cs #111352, Twitterpated designer paper #125406

Ink: Concord Grape #119785, Basic Black marker #100082

Extras: Dimensionals #104430, Subtle brads #119738, Scallop Edge Border punch #119882

Featuring the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Happy Easter!

Enjoy!
Julie

 

Top Ten Stampin’ Up! Tools

Are you new to stamping or paper crafting and wondering what supplies to invest in first?  After more than 20 years, besides stamps, here’s my list of top ten tools I reach for everyday that will make your life better as a crafter!

  1. SNAIL Adhesive – my “go-to” adhesive, a double-sided, permanent adhesive that is oh-so-easy to use.  It lays down a trail of adhesive whereever you want it, just like a snail  😉
  2. personal cutter – this functional, compact cutter can cut paper up to 12” and will still fit on your desk
  3. paper snips scissors – these amazing, thin-bladed scissors are an inexpensive, long term investment that insures that you will get the very best cut every time.  I still use the first pair I bought more than ten years ago!
  4. black StazOn® ink pad – this quick-drying, permanent ink will allow you to use all your favorite coloring methods without smearing your stamped image
  5. Whisper White card stock – the best card white card stock on the market!  with an ultra-smooth surface to give you the very best stamping results
  6. multicolor pack – Add a splash of color to your projects with a pack of paper from your favorite collection.  This is a great way to ‘test drive’ Stampin’ Up! Colors.  Choose from Getting Started, Brights, Regals, Subtles, or Neutrals Collections.
  7. matching stamping spots – Not only do you get great color choices in these collections but you also get great portability.  Take these to your next crop and you will enjoy great color selection all night.  Choose from Getting Started, Brights, Regals, Subtles, or Neutrals Collections.   (the full-size stampin’ pads are available in collection kits also at a discounted price over purchasing the pads separately.)
  8. stampin scrub and mist – a convenient way to keep your stamps clean and conditioned
  9. paper piercer & mat pack– the inexpensive paper piercer makes it easy to place a hole in the exact location you want it.  Fabulous for adding brads to multiple layers or in the middle of a project!  And the mat pack not only protects your table but it also gives you a guide for adding piercing patterns to your projects.
  10. bone folder – get perfectly crisp folds in your cards or 3-D projects Sale-a-bration is a great time to invest in your crafting tools and it ends March 31, 2012.  Call today!  During Sale-a-bration get what you need AND receive FREE product for every $50 of tools or supplies you order!

Enjoy,
Julie

Great Scoring Tool!

My new Simply Scored diagonal scoring pad has arrived and it did not disappoint!  Love it!  I made four custom envelopes in about 10 minutes.  Stay tuned and I’ll share those samples with you later.  In the meantime, check out this video below!  (This articles is an updated version of a previous article I posted at creative distraction.)

It is a companion to the Simply Scored Scoring Tool from the occasions mini catalog.  This full size 12″ x 12″ scoring tool has score tracks every 1/8″.  This allows you to make adorable gift boxes and bags and other 3D items in a snap!  Love it!  And three place markers and a scoring stylus come with it.

The diagonal plate allows you to score on the diagonal every 1/8″!  Watch this quick video that shows the fun features of this new product.  I’ll be showing you all my fun creations with this new tool next week!

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Enjoy!

Julie