Techniques

High Tide - Reflection Card

Happy Monday!

We are in a for a big snow storm over the next few days, which means there is more time for us to stamp!! Hopefully this is the last of the winter weather..I'm ready for warmer weather and sunshine!! 

My card today is one that we made last week in my technique class! We learned how to do the Reflection technique. I saw this technique on social media and thought...wow that looks hard but actually it's the opposite..it's so simply and easy!!!

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I love how you see the reflection of the birds in the water!! Did you know that our 2015-20717 incolours will be retiring and leaving us soon! If you are a huge fan of Mint Macroon, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and Cucumber Crush then you are going to want to stock up on these products before the retiring list comes out in May! These are always the first things to go off the list and I want to make sure you have the supplies you need to keep using your product long after they retired especially the reinker for the ink pad!!! 

Head over to my ONLINE STORE to place your order today. Did you know you can earn a FREE Sale a Bration with every $60 order..yep that is right...you can pick out a FREE stamp set, paper, project kit, and glimmer paper pack! 

 
USE HOSTESS CODE: TJMQFFTC IN THE MONTH OF MARCH!!! 
IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER USING THIS CODE, I WILL SEND YOU 
3 HANDMADE CARDS!! (Value offered till March 31)
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!
 

 


Spooky Fun Sponge Technique Class

Happy Monday!!

Thank you for all the sweet comments last week on my project that I share with you for the SU Trip Achiever's Blog Hop. Many of you have asked how I did the sky and I'm excited to share that we will be learning this fun technique this week in Technique Class on Thursday night!!

What a sneak peak at one of the projects you will be learning how to make? The best thing about technique class is we learn a technique, create two projects with that technique and then we create a reference card and sample sheets so that you will always have the sample/instructions on how to make that technique again in the future.

Here is one of the cards that we will be making on Thursday night:

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I am loving the new Halloween Product in the new Holiday Catalogue. Usually, I don't order alot of Halloween products, but this years selection is OVER the top!! They are the best I have seen in a long time and I love that they classic Halloween designs with a little bit of spooky added to them!!

There are still spots available for class on Thursday night! You can read all the details below.

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Technique Class - Thursday Sept 1 - 7 pm

Do you love to add fun techniques to your projects? Are you looking for new
ways to use your supplies? Then I have the class for you! Join our Technique Class where
each class you will learn a new technique, create 2 projects and a reference sheet. This month we will be learning about Masking and Sponging
Event Fee: $15 or FREE with a minimum order placed that night.
Deadline to register: Aug 30 or when the event is full.
 
If you are interested in this class, please message me by Tuesday night as I will be prepping this class on during the day on Wednesday! Hope you can join us for a spooky night!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
 

 


Technique Class Details - Fresh Fruit

Happy Friday,

I'm excited to share with you the samples for my upcoming technique class. It's all about Masking. I was inspired by one of the card samples that Stampin' Up! shared in our latest Stampin Success Quarterly magazine. One of our amazing concept artist created this beautiful card with the Fresh Fruit stamp set and she used the masking technique to highlight fruit sitting in front of each other on a card. So this was the inspiration for my upcoming technique class. 

At our class, we will learn how to do the Masking Technique and then use this technique to create two more samples and a reference sheet so that you can reference this technique in the future.

 

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Technique Class - Thursday Aug 4, 2016

Do you love to add fun techniques to your projects?

Are you looking for new ways to use your supplies?

Then I have the class for you! Join our Technique Class where each class you will learn

a new technique, create 2 projects and a reference sheet.

This month we will be learning about Masking!

Event Fee: $15 or FREE with a minimum order placed that night.

Deadline to register: Aug 2 or when the event is full.

There are still spots available and I hope you can join us in the studio for a fun night of learning how to do masking!! You can RSVP by email me to reserve your spot!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 


Snow Place Shaker Card

Hello,

I have another shaker card to share with you. This was the other project that we made in our technique class last week. Our focus for the night was how to create Shaker Cards!! As I was sharing with you yesterday, they are so quick and easy to create especially with the new Foam Adhesives Strips. 

It's been so hot and humid here lately and we are in for another blast the next few days. So I was trying to think of "cool" thoughts and thought it would be fun to create a Christmas Shaker card with one of my favourite stamp sets and matching framelits from last year Holiday Catalogue. I was SO happy when I saw it in new catalogue this year as that means I get to use my favourite "Snowman" again for another year!!

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When I was dreaming of this card in my mind, I knew that I wanted to stick with the cooler colours so went with Dapper Denim, Silver and Whisper White.

This card came together very quickly with the help of the new Layering Circle Framelits and my best friend the Big Shot!!! It you have not seen these new framelits collection, I would encourage you to check them out as there are multiple sizes and layers that you can mix and match for you projects!

Curious to know what I used on my card? You can see all the supplies that I used in this project in the clickable links below.

 

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Between, July 7th-31st, for every $60 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you'll receive a $6 Bonus Days coupon that you can use towards a purchase from August 2nd-31st! What a great deal, buy now and save later!!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Confetti Celebration Shaker Card

Hello,

Last week in our technique class, we learned how to make shaker cards. I used to hate making shaker cards as they were alot of work BUT not anymore they are so quick and easy especially with our new Foam Adhesive strips. These new adhesive strips come in a sheet with already cut out strips, all you do is remove, stick and peel off the adhesive part and you are ready to go!

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My project today was creating using the Confetti Celebration stamp set. I actually ordered this set during pre-order and I can tell you it's my go to stamp for creating when celebrating birthdays.

 

Confetti Celebration Clear-Mount Stamp Set

 

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As you can see I'm loving the colour combination of Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. This time I added a little bit of Silver accent to the card as I thought it would be the perfect fit for my metallic sequins.

 

I also added the scraps punched out from my Sprinkles punch to my shaker card. We found when creating the card, the more sequins and scraps punch out you had the better, it helped from the sequins getting stuck to the foam when you shook it.

 

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Curious as to what product I used on my card? You can see all the supplies that I used in this project in the clickable links below.

 

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Between, July 7th-31st, for every $60 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you'll receive a $6 Bonus Days coupon that you can use towards a purchase from August 2nd-31st! What a great deal, buy now and save later!!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Technique Class Details - Shaker Cards

Hello,

I hope you are having a great start to your day! It's going to be another hot and humid day here today. I have already gone for a nice long walk before it got to hot and now I'm looking forward to chillin and stamping the rest of the day!!

I'm excited to share with you the samples for my upcoming technique class. It's all about Shaker Cards! Yes, shaker cards are so easy to make right now especially with the new Foam Adhesive Strips!! At our class, we will learn how to create a shaker card and then use this technique to create two more samples and a reference sheet so that you can reference this technique in the future.

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Technique Class - Thursday July 14 at 7 pm

Do you love to add fun techniques to your projects? Are you looking for new ways to use your supplies?

Then I have the class for you! Join our Technique Class where each class

you will learn a new technique, create 2 projects and a reference sheet.

Event Fee: $15 or FREE with a minimum order placed that night.

Deadline to register: July 12 or when the event is full.

There are still spots available and I hope you can join us in the studio for a fun night of creating shaker cards!! You can RSVP by email me to reserve your spot!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Drapery Fold

Happy Monday!!

If you are a follower on Pinterest and love to search Stampin' Up! idea's then you might have seen this cool technique in your feed. I'm talking about the Drapery Technique. This cool technique is so easy and fun to do and the best part is there are many different variations out there!!

At our last technique class, I showed the ladies how to do this technique using the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. The really neat thing about this technique is that it's designed to show off designer series paper!!

 

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When I was designing this class, I decided that I wanted to showcase the Retiring Incolours and the retiring Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.

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Did you know that Stampin' Up! listed the coordinating colours on the back of the cardboard that comes with the designer series paper packs? I first picked my pattern paper and then pulled the colours from there. I used the following colour combination on my project today!!

 

Come create with me and give the Drapery Technique a try!

Horizontal Drapery – cut paper at 3 by 7 ¾, using a Simply Score tool, score at 3, 3 ½, 5, 6. Turn a put a small pencil mark at 1 ½ (across the 3” side). Use Stampin' Trimmer to diagonal Cut from the 1 1/2" mark to the 3" score line.  Fold back and forth at each score line - like a fan fold.  Adhere to card front and trim off excess paper.

Vertical Drapery – cut paper at 3 by 6, using a Simply score  Tool, score at ¾, 1, 1 ¾. 2, 2 ¾, 3, 3 ¾, 4, and follow the same directions as above.

At each of my technique classes, we always make 2 cards using the same technique and we go home with a references card. This way you always have the direction to make the technique again along with a sample to refresh your memory on what it looked liked.

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Interesting in taking a class? You can check out all my classes here. I will be updating and adding more classes when I get back from the Cruise.

Curious to know what products on used on this project, you can view them all on the supply list below. The good news is the that Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder framelits are carrying over into the new book!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Another Butterfly Swash Technique

Hello,

Thank you for all the sweet comments on my Butterfly Swash card that I showed you this week. I have another card to show you using this technique. Both cards used the same technique but they are done two different ways.

My favourite part of this card is the bright colours as I feel it makes this card pop and just looking at it makes me happy!!

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Another Way to do the Butterfly Swash Technique:

Stamps the three swashes on the plain white card front first,

 then runs it through the Big Shot with the butterfly die-cut.

This version requires a second piece of plain white to place behind it.

 

My greeting on my card is from the Apple of my Eye stamp set. I'm sad that this stamp set is leaving us at the end of May. I think this might be one that I might hold on to as it's one that you can use for any occasions!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 


Work of Art Butterfly Card

Hello,

I have heard from many of you that you had a hard time placing an order yesterday since the Stampin' Up! system was down due to technique clinch from the high volume of orders being place. Stampin'Up! has let us know that they have worked out the clinch and all is good now and that you should be able to place an order without any problems. There are still LOTS of great products on the Retiring List still available and the best part some of them are up to 50% off. What a great way to stock up on your favourites!!!

My project today is one that we made last month in our Technique class. Each month we get together to learn a new technique and I show my customers two ways to use that technique. I saw this fun technique on my friend Lyssa's blog and I knew that my customers would love it!! Plus...I was really hoping for Spring weather, so creating with butterflies helped me get into the Springtime mood!!

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Butterfly Swash Technique

Starts with a die-cut butterfly, which is then tacked down

onto a plain white car front and stamped directly

over with your "swash" stamp.

The neat thing about this technique is when you lift up the wings on your card, they have a beautiful random colouring on them!!

Did you notice the fun curvy corners? They are done with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and the sad part is this trio punch is on the retiring list which means it only available till May 31 or until supplies last!!

 

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I will be placing orders for each night for the next few days. If you would like to place an order and saving on shipping you can message me your order and I will place them when I get home! If you would like to place your own order ONLINE to guarantee that you get your retiring product, you can do that by heading over to my Canadian ONLINE Store..

You can place your order by using this code  N9BM2EV4. Anyone that places an order with me, I will sending you a little thank you gift in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening,


Sneak Peak: I think You're Great

Happy Monday!

First, I wanted to let you know that there will be NO Coffee and Cards tomorrow night. I'm starting to feel better but just need one more week to build back up the energy!! I'm hoping to be back to my normal self really soon!! Thanks for being so understanding!!

My project today is a CASE from the new Annual Catalogue that will be making it's grand entry on Tuesday June 2th. You are going to want to mark this day in your calendar as you will be able to order from 3 catties: Occasional, 2014 Annual and the Brand New 2015 Catty!! I already have my wishlist ready to go that day!! Do you have yours ready?

Now on to the card for today...I decide to CASE one of the gorgeous samples (page 130) in the new catty showcase a fun technique called "Kissing."  You are probably thinking...what is she talking about?

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Kissing Technique is when you ink a solid image. I inked the "HI" stamp in Bermuda Bay ink and left the pattern image un-inked.

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Then you stamp your solid image onto your patterned stamp to transfer the pattern.

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Then stamp your project using the solid stamp!!

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And that is called the "Kissing Technique!" How fun is that...you can now create tons of new patterned images with the stamps you have in your collection!!

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Stampin' Tips:

  • Kissing Technique is a really cool way to create your own pattern stamps
  • Ink the solid image first, then stamp it on a patterned stamp to transfer the pattern
  • Then stamp your project using the solid image
  • I think you're great stamp will be available June 2
  • Washi tape is from the new Cherry on Top collection
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock was used to punch out the heart

Only a few more weeks left of the Retiring Sale, you still have time to get your favourites before they are gone for good. To view the list click on the links below.......   

 Updated Retired Stamp and Accessories  List

 

   TIP: To easily see what is on the list, head over to my ONLINE store, click shop now, then Last Chance list and this will show you pictures of all the product leaving us!!

    New Weekly Deals are out and NEW PRODUCT added to the Clearance Rack! You can view them here, and remember if you shop my ONLINE store, the order will ship right to you!! Plus you can view the New Occasions and Sale a Bration catalogue there too!!

   Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

  Stampin' Hugs,