Tagged: paper crafting

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

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Congratulations

I created this masculine congratulations card with the Sale-a-bration set Sprinkled Expressions.  This color combo and layout were inspired by samples in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

I like the color on color here with the stars stamped in Not Quite Navy ink on Not Quite Navy card stock and then layered on a larger square of the same color.  Dimensionals to elevate the stamped cardstock makes this layering work!  (Dimensionals are double-sided adhesive foam dots.)  Also, “You did it!” is used for the background and the focal point.

When punching out the focal point, remember to stamp first and then turn your punch over so you can see the placement of your stamping in the punch ‘window’.  This makes for accurate stamping every time.  And Paper Snips, Stampin’ Up!’s thin-bladed scissors, make it really easy to cut out the highlighted words.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Sale-a-bration Sprinkled Expressions
Paper:  Old Olive cs, Not Quite Navy cs, Baja Breeze cs
Ink:  Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Old Olive Ribbon, Neutrals Brads
Tools:  Curly Label Punch, Paper Snips

This Sale-a-bration Sprinkled Expressions masculine card was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog, and you may be looking for inspiration too, so contact me today for your copy.

Enjoy!
Julie

Big Shot Top Note Interior


With a Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and a Top Note Bigz Die it’s easy to add a decorative interior for including a personalized note.  This is the inside of the embossed love card I showed you in the previous post.   And making five to ten at a time saves you time later.  Just pull a die-cut Top Note from your stash whenever you need one!

During Sale-a-bration  you can invest in the Big Shot and a Top Note Bigz Die and earn two FREE stamp sets or other fun products of your choice.

Enjoy!
Julie

 

Stunning Love

“Stunning!”  That’s how a friend described the background of this card at my stamp camp on Tuesday.  And those stunning results are easily achieved with the Finial Press Textured Embossing folder.  The same embossing folder was used to create the Cherry Cobbler heart.    After punching it out the the textured cardstock with the large heart punchthe heart’s surface was run across a white craft pad to create the contrast.

The old style large heart punch AND scallop oval punch are currently on clearance while supplies last.  Click the clearance button on the far sidebar to see additional bargains!  And remember the SAB Outlined Occasions stamp set featured here is FREE with a qualifying order until March 31st.

The Love tag was created with the scallop oval punch and the extra large oval punch.  Love was punched with the scallop oval punch and then layered on top of the large oval punch.  Then I punched a scallop oval of Cherry Cobbler clipped it in half and adherred it under the tag hanging out on the ends with brads to decorate it.

The black gingham ribbon is no longer available but the 1/8″ black taffeta ribbon is a great alternative!

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  SAB Outlined Occasions, wood mount #126014, clear mount #126016;  Papers: Cherry Cobbler cs, Whisper White cs, Basic Black csInks: Black Staz On Cherry Cobbler, white craft pad;  Tools:  Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder, Extra-Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Large Heart punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting MachineAccessories:Black Ribbon, Neutrals Brads

Did you know that you can join Stampin’ Up! as a hobby OR career demonstrator for only $125 (a $345 value) during Sale-a-bration and get some additional goodies not normally available?  And you can choose a traditional stamping kit OR a digital kit.  This offer ends March 31st.  Check it out today!

Enjoy!

Julie