Sunday, August 12, 2018

Stampin' Up! Under the Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe For Freshly Made Sketches

 I've been working on the projects for my Christmas in August stamp camp and I had one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP)from the Under the Mistletoe pack that is soooo... busy. It is too intense to use very much of it so when I saw this sketch I thought it would be perfect for the paper because it would only use a small piece..

I used the Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing folder to give the card stock a bit of texture. I used a gel pen to make a small dot of color where the lines intersect. I 've seen a lot of cards that used pearls where the lines intersect but I wanted to do something that didn't bulk the card up so much that it would require extra postage.

I went with a simply sentiment from the Mistletoe Season stamp set that is in the annual catalog.. 

I made two different version of the card but I really liked the way the white dot s made the card pop. What do you think.? Please share in the comment I love to hear from other stampers.

If you would like to see more than 50 ideas for using this sketch,check out all the wonderful samples at Freshly Made Sketches 

Happy Stamping, 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Stampin' Up! Things to do with the Silicone Sheet

Three Things to do with the Silicone Craft Sheet

It’s small, it’s soft, it’s only $6.00(USD) but it’s an incredibly versatile tool that every crafter needs in their crafting toolbox.

There are so many ways to use the Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) from Stampin’ Up

·         Use it with adhesives

·         Use it as a palette

·         Use it to create mirror images


Use it with your adhesives to keep the mess contained, make gluing easier and avoid ruined projects.


This one little silicone sheet eliminates the need for wax paper, paper scraps, sticky grid paper etc. Instead of putting a bit of Tombow Mono adhesive on a scrap of cardstock, a small piece of wax paper or your grid paper you can put the glue right on the mat. 

 Use a toothpick to put glue on small pieces

 Drag die-cut pieces through the glue
 Use a sponge: swipe it through the glue and then dab it on.

When you are done, let the glue dry, and then use your finger to rub it off.

  No more sticky mess on your grid paper or sticky scraps laying on your workspace. No more ruined projects because you forgot there was glue on the grid paper and no more bits of sticky paper being blown around by the fan or heat tool. Adhesive does not stick to it!

Use it as a palette when working with ink, ink refills, Brusho color crystals or when coloring with Stampin’ Blends alcohol ink markers.

 Swipe the ink directly onto the mat

And then use an Aqua Painter to add some water

Use the mat as your palette and since it's waterproof there is no soggy mess.

Use it with Brusho Color Crystals

Spray the sheet with water and sprinkle the crystals directly onto it.

Press the watercolor paper onto the sheet.
You can use as many of the colors as you like to create different backgrounds and effects.

Add some ink from a refill to the sheet and use your Aqua Painter.

Use some painter's tape or washi tape to secure your cardstock to the mat and use a stencil and embossing paste.

Use it to create a mirror Image 

 Stamp the image directly onto a clean mat and then press your cardstock onto the image.

These are just a few of the things you can do with the very versatile silicone sheet and then when you are done with it, a little soap and water or a baby wipe will clean it up so it is all ready for your next craft project.


Stampin' Up! Color Your Season

Beautiful new limited edition products! Available only until August 31,2018 or while supplies last. 

You can create some beautiful cards and other paper projects with the new Blended season stamps set.

Use the new assortment of  10 watercolor pencils featuring the new colours, Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy.  

Use the Stitched Seasons frame-lits dies to cut out leaves and greenery

You can purchase the stamps and frame-lits separately or as a bundle. When you buy the bundle you will save 10%. The pencils are not included in the bundle.

Happy Stampin 

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