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Bingo with New SU Products for prizes! Food!    Swag Bags! January 12, 2019 9:30 - NOON Two Projects. Informational Hand outs.  Discussion of Plans for 2019 Cost is only $10, payable by Jan. 9 Please RESERVE your space by January 9 so I can have a packet for you. PLEASE! PayPal if you send me your PP email for an invoice. OR Call me with your CC information: 864-506-3326 📷...📷 TIPS Good labeling could save you hours of searching. I store my pads/markers/re-inkers in alphabetical order. It makes finding and storing so much quicker. My card students can also easily help store items they used in class.An old book case is great for storing all your plastic boxes with stamps…in alphabetical ord

Butterflies Scored again!

In one of my magazines I found a scored card front with evergreen trees and snow. The score lines were equally spaced horizontally and vertically. It reminded me of a looking out a window onto a winter scene. I didn't want to make a Christmas card, so I decided to use butterflies. I think it was not the best choice; a more solid colored stamp would be better. I am showing it here and hoping that you can learn from my mistakes. I love the colors of grapefruit grove, flirty flamingo and calypso coral for the inks. They match so well with the gingham checks from the DSP paper on p. 35 of the Occasions catalog which comes to clients in January. A complete list of the materials are below. Do not

Gift Card

This gift card holder was cased from Rachel Tessman. from "Stamp Your Art Out." I just happened to find her as I surfed for ideas for a class. I needed something for my ladies to make in January that could be used for a someone no matter if they were 15 or 50 or 100, and I wanted to feature the new Designer SAB paper named " How Sweet It Is." I think the cupcake sheet is so cute that I didn't want to cut it! Solution: just use one of the cupcakes layered onto a piece of the back of the cupcake sheet; I have plenty of that sheet left for my class by using the cupcakes sparingly. The stripes are on the back of a different sheet. The gift card would be appropriate for a Birthday or even for Va

Butterflies A-flutter

Directions : 1.Cut base card from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Score at 4 ¼” on long side, fold on score line. (2” flap will be front left side of finished card.) 2. Cut Balmy Blue card stock 4 ¾” x 7 ½”, score at 3 ¾” on long side, fold in half. Adhere to inside right of card using Multipurpose Glue or Snail Adhesive. TIP: Adhere the Balmy Blue card as close as you can to the inside fold of the DSP but not touching it. This will insure the DSP still closes smoothly at its fold. 3. Cut Whisper White card stock 3 ½” x 4 ½” and adhere to inside right side of Balmy Blue card. TIP: If you want to stamp on this, I recommend you do it prior to adhering to the Balmy Blue card. 4. Cut

Chicken Wire Background

UpCountryStamper is preparing card background samples for Monday night's class in Liberty, SC. I love trying out new things just to see what the results will be. Here I taped a Chicken Wire Element (147807) to watercolor paper. Then I used daubers with petal pink and gorgeous grape to stamp on top of the wire. On the first picture, I daubed ink and spritzed with water and removed the wire. On next watercolor paper, I placed wire and daubed ink, but did not use water. On the third paper, I just placed the used wire and pressed firmly to get a light imprint. The chicken wire is retiring. It's $4.50 for a pack of 8 sheets.


GIZMOS ...Picker upper called “take Your Pick” # 144107. This little gadget is great for picking up rhinestones and sequins and then placing them exactly where they need to be. TIPS ...Heat embossing can cause your cardstock to curl up a little – try flattening it under a heavy book before attaching to the card front. You can also tape the sides down with Frog Tapel Choose your color images, then DSP papers, then matching cardstock, then inks or pencils. ...EXAMPLE: Share What You Love DSP: #146926 Cardstock: #146345 If you use alcohol-based markers to color images, ensure you use a dye-based ink such as Memento when stamping, so that your ink doesn’t smear or bleed when you color. If you u