Knew You Could…

For our area the local high school graduations are this weekend.  The county has them all in the same location and with 6 high schools now they hold 2 each day – Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Our schools are large and the traffic around the facility gets backed up for ever.  For us we don’t have to do that anymore since Ryan is the youngest and he graduated from high school last year.  He has finished his first year of college.  The next graduation we have will be Tyler graduating college in December.  But we do have friends and other family members graduating now and I need to send out some cards.


The Bravo stamp set is perfect for graduation cards.  It has a variety of greetings and most are pretty big in size too. I used that set to make this graduation card.  Remember yesterday I said that I often take left over card parts and remake them into a new card.  Well I did the same thing with this card – it was one I originally created earlier this year during Sale-A-Bration so the little strip of designer paper that I used is from the paper pack that you could get then.  But it would be easy to switch that out for any paper – use one that coordinates with the school colors of your graduate.

Here is the original card:

sab-cardAnd here is the new Grad card (the original could be a grad card too – really).

grad-cardThe other stamp set I used on this card is called Dotty Angles.  Both of these are photopolymer so they are see through and easy to position on your project.  I finished the card with some Baker’s Twine – I used Basic Black here and its tied into a bow with long tails and feels like a tassel – if you wanted you could actually add a tassel made from Baker’s Twine.

On the inside I stamped the big CONGRATS! There is room to write a short note if you need to.  Add it to a gift or include something in the card. A really quick card to make – you could pop out a stack of them in no time.

grad-insideHere is a list of the supplies:

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Have a great day and enjoy your graduates if you have any!


Draw the Line

You may have noticed in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog we no longer have Stampin’ Around Wheels.  They all retired with our last catalog.  I know that for me I really hadn’t used any in a long time – and I guess others weren’t either.  In fact some people were unmounting their wheels so they could use them on a clear block.  It was something I had considered but hadn’t gotten around to doing.  Well Stampin’ Up! gave us a new solution – new photopolymer stamps in our catalog that are borders or what I call long stamps.  These are designed to replace the wheels.  Because they are the new clear photopolymer they are very easy to place and position on your project.  For this project I used the new Draw the Line stamp set.  This card is a slightly modified version of a card from our Stampin’ Success demonstrator magazine.


The open circles, the arrows and the full circles are all just one line of images – but so easy to repeat and place on the card because the stamps are photopolymer and you can see exactly where you are placing them.

I have a couple of tips for using the photopolymer that work for me.  Make sure you get ink on the whole image – the new Stampin’ Up! ink pads work well the old style not so much.  When you stamp hold the image on the card stock briefly to give the ink a chance to transfer from the stamp to the card stock.  Don’t go down and up really fast – you want full contact between the stamp and the card stock.  Clean your photopolymer stamps on a paper towel sprayed with Stampin’ Mist.  I found that when I use my scrub my stamps pick up any residual ink left from other projects.  Inks that are red, yellow, brown will leave a faint stain on the stamps – I can’t find any way to avoid it.  The blue, greens don’t seem to do that.  I have not tried using Stazon on my photopolymers.


FYI the little clip at the top of the card is attached with a glue dot not actually clipped to my card – i wanted to see the whole clip and if you slide it on part of it ends up in the back where you can’t see it.

Here is everything I used on this card:

Tell Me Tuesday – 3-11-14

We have had a few beautiful spring days!  I have been taking pictures of the birds and flowers and today took a quick trip to Gibbs Gardens to see the daffodils.  I have to download all the pictures off my big camera so that I can start posting them.

Here is the Stampin’ Up! Tuesday news….

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  1. Two Brand new Photopolymer Stamp sets – Sweetie Pie stamp set and Sweetie Pie Frames stamp set –  something brand new designed by one of the Stampin’ Up! Employees – Cindy who works in the Communications department.  See these are other new arrivals – HERE.sweetie-pies-1
  2. New Weekly Deals 3/11 – 3/17 – This weeks deals…. BIG SHOT deals!!weekly deals 3-11
  3. New My Digital Studio Downloads –  New stuff this week….  mds 3-11
  4. This will be ending soon!  Paper Pumpkin New Member special has been extended through March 31, 2014. If you haven’t previously joined Paper Pumpkin there is a special for new memberships – join now and you will get a free pack of 2012-2014 In-color Markers with your welcome kit!  I need one more membership to earn a free sneak peek stamp set from the next annual catalog.  Are you my next member?pp promoJOIN TODAY – just CLICK HERE – to go to the sign up.  And you can see ideas with past kits by visiting my Paper Pumpkin Idea Pinterest Board.
  5. Sale-A-Bration is ending soon – don’t miss it!!!  1/28 – 3/31 – It’s our biggest event of the year!  For every $50 you spend you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Shop, Host or Join.

I hope you found something fun in the things I listed above!

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Tell Me Tuesday – 2-4-2014

Tuesday is not over yet.  I was waiting on a late announcement that came this afternoon just before I left to hold a card class at KSU.  And there is actually one more tomorrow – but I didn’t want to wait until then – so I’ll tell you about it now and come back and add the details when I have them.  Here we go –

Here is what we have going on this week. – SHOP HERE.

  1. Personalized Name Stamps –  With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift): address stamp, Thank You, From the classroom of (teacher gift), From the kitchen of, Made with Love, This book belongs to, From the desk of, Just Married, Save the date, Promote your business (name, website, contact info).  Coordinates with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.  Order stamps online with a preview option before you submit your order.personal stamp
  2. New Photopolymer stamp set – a new set will be released on 2/5/2014.  Here is the info – Sans and Stripes Photopolymer stamp set – $13.95sans photopolymer
  3. New Weekly Deals 2/4– 2/10 – the weekly deals continue  weekly deal 2-4
  4. New My Digital Studio Downloads
  5. mds downloads 2-4Sale-A-Bration is underway!!!  1/28 – 3/31 – It’s our biggest event of the year!  For every $50 you spend you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Shop, Host or Join.

I hope you found something fun in the things I listed above!

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Tell Me Tuesday – 12/17/2013

Well it’s Tell Me Tuesday on Wednesday – sorry about that.  I’m feeling a bit better each day but not 100% yet – I hope I get there really soon.  I still have to finish shopping and get my Christmas cards out and several other things too.  I think the decorating is done – it is very minimal this year – oh well.

Here is the news for this week  – SHOP HERE.

  1.  Clearance Rack Blitz continuesclearance
  1. New Weekly Deals 12/17 – 12/23weekly deals 12-17 aweekly deals 12-17 b
  2. New My Digital Studio Downloadsmds download 12-17
  3. Two new Photopolymer Stamp Sets – Countless Sayings 1 & 2 love photopolymer


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