Stamparatus Reflection Technique Video

Join me for today’s video. I’m creating a Thanksgiving card using the Stamparatus reflection technique.

Stamparatus Reflection Technique Video

Do you send Thanksgiving cards? It’s almost time to get those in the mail. I decided to feature fall trees for one of my card designs. The Stamparatus comes in handy for this.

Stamparatus Reflection Technique Video

Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool lends itself to a variety of fun techniques. Today’s card and video feature the reflection technique. (Other fun uses include hinge-step stamping. See a related video here.)

Card Details

  • Basic Black card stock base — 11 inches x 4 1/4 inches, scored at 5 1/2 inches
  • Whisper White – 2 pieces cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches (one is for the inside of the card)
  • Basic Black – 4 inches x 5/8 inches
  • Whisper White – 4 inches by 1/2 inches
  • Tree from Rooted in Nature Stamp Set
  • Sentiment from Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Ink colors of Memento, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Sponge Daubers and Sponge Brayer
  • Holiday Rhinestone Assortment

Stamparatus Reflection Technique Video

This video, a Facebook Live replay provides a step-by-step demonstration of how the card comes together.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions about how this card was created. If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey.


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Happy Thanksgiving in Gold

I’m sharing a Thanksgiving card in gold for today’s Team Stamp It’s October 2020 Blog Hop.

Welcome to our monthly blog hop where members of Tami White’s Stampin’ Up! talented team share a collection of cards and projects. This month’s theme is Thanksgiving and fall. Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. One person will win a Boho Indigo Medley Card Kit. Look for the list of blog hoppers at the end of this post.

Happy Thanksgiving in Gold

Stampin’ Up!’s Gold Cards and Envelopes provided the inspiration for my card today. Find them on page 51 of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. You receive a package of 10 cards and coordinating metallic gold envelopes for $10. These Very Vanilla bases feature gold detailing around the edges, perfect to frame a photo or stamped image. They help you create quick and easy cards that are beautiful, too!

To make the leaf accents, I grabbed the leaf from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I heat embossed the leaf with Gold Embossing Powder. With the sponge daubers, I then added different colors of ink to the embossed image. The colors used include: Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive. I wiped away any excess ink with a paper towel.

With the coordinating leaf die from the Nature’s Roots Dies, I die cut with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and adhered three leaves to the card with Glue Dots.

The sentiment comes from the Banner Year stamp set and is stamped with Blackberry Bliss. The Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels add some blingy accents.

Happy Thanksgiving in Gold

Thanks for visiting Kim Plays with Paper today. Be sure to follow the links below to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. Congratulations to LaVonne Smejkal . She won the prize for last month’s hop.

For visual instructions, please take a look at this video.



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How to Use Ink Refills

Join me today as I show you how to use ink refills and baby wipes. There’s even a video at the end of the post.

How to Use Ink Refills

Stampin’ Up!’s ink refills serve the primary purpose of reinking Stampin’ Up!’s Classic Ink Pads when they become dry after many uses. However, the refills can be used for other crafting projects such as water coloring and the baby wipe technique. (I recommend purchasing the refill with the pad so you have it on hand. It’s a great value for $3.75 per bottle.)

The baby wipe technique isn’t new. But it’s a fun one to reintroduce each year, especially in the fall. I love the way the colors can be used to mimic the changing foliage.

How to Use Ink Refills

For this card, I used the coordinating and rich colors of: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blackberry Bliss, and Cherry Cobbler.

I squirted a little bit of each color onto a folded baby wipe (be sure to protect your table with wax paper or an Acrylic Mat). Watch the video below for visual instructions. Press your stamp (I used a leaf from Stampinin’ Up!’s Rooted in Nature Stamp Set) into the ink on the wipe. Then stamp the image onto the card stock. You can change the color of the leaf by moving the stamp around on the baby wipe ink pad.

Here are the paper measurements:

    • Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches for base, a 4 x 3 piece, and one cut with the Layering Ovals Die
    • Very Vanilla: 5 1/4 inch x 4 inch for inside
    • Cherry Cobbler: 5 1/4 x 4 inch, embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder
    • Shimmery White: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches and 3 x 2 inches
    • Linen Thread: 30 inches


This fun technique works with a variety of colors and stamp sets. Experiment and have fun. Please let me know if you have questions about this technique or other paper crafting cards. If you aren’t currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to be a part of your creative journey. Post a comment on this post or email me at:

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How To Create a Seasonal Frame

Learn how to create a seasonal frame! Keep reading to view a video tutorial on making this fun fall home decor item.

How to Create a Fall Seasonal Frame

Stampin’ Up! products lend themselves perfectly to card making, memory keeping projects, treat packages, and even home decor. I created this fall seasonal frame to use as a decoration in my home.

(See this additional post featuring holiday frames. Do you prefer the traditional or whimsical?)

Here are some of the details about this fall-themed frame. Purchased at Ikea, the frame holds a 5 x 7 insert.

  • The bottom layer of Mango Melody card stock measures 5 x 7.
  • Next layer of Basic Black card stock measures 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches.
  • The patterned paper — Plaid Tidings — measures 4 x 6. (Note: This 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is 15 percent off through October 31, 2020.)
  • Leaves cut with die from Gathered Leaves Dies in coordinating colors of (left to right): Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze.
  • Letters die cut in Basic Black card stock with Playful Alphabet Dies.
  • Ribbon is a 7-inch piece of Black Glittered Organdy.
  • Embellishments are the Holiday Rhinestones.

Think about all of the different holidays where you could create a seasonal frame!

Check out this YouTube Video for a quick look at how this project comes together. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Designer Series Paper Sale

Now through the end of October, 15 different packages of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper are 15 percent off. Designs include everything from Magic in this Night for Halloween projects to Heartwarming Hugs for holiday cards. Stock up on your favorite patterns during this sale.

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Stampin’ Friends Fall Card

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Fall Card Blog Hop for October 2020 A group of talented stampers is sharing cards and projects revolving around a thankfulness theme.

Stampin' Friends Fall Card

Be sure to visit all of the blogs for inspiration and leave a comment. See the end of this post for the list of participating stampers.

Stampin’ Friends Fall Card Sample

What do you love most about fall? The cooler temperatures? The taste and smell of pumpkin spice? The brilliant fall colors and the changing of the seasons?

For me, it’s the fall foliage. That’s what I miss most about living in the Midwest. You can see some color change here in Arizona, but not as much as the brilliant maples of Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. (I won’t, however, miss the snow when it falls in the Midwest!)

Today’s card and 3D treat package reflect some of that beautiful fall color.

Stampin' Friends Fall Card

This card uses:

  • A Blackberry Bliss card stock base
  • Gold Foil layer measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla layer measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″ embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gold Foil cut with largest scallop circle from Layering Circles Dies
  • Blackberry Bliss — largest stitched circle from Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Leaf from Gathered Leaves Dies cut out of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (Guess what? The Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 paper is on sale–15 percent off through October 31, 2020!)
  • Two leaves cut in Mango Melody and Cajun Craze card stock
  • Sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink and punched with Classic Label Punch
  • Bow created with Gold Cord (part of the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack)

And, I made a matching treat box with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, using many of the same ingredients as the card above. Lots of fun treats fit in this gorgeous box.

Stampin' Friends Fall Card

Thanks for stopping by today! lease let me know if you have questions about this card or other paper crafting techniques. If you’re not already working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help! Enjoy!


List of Blog Hoppers

  1. Jo Blackman 
  2. Teri Pocock
  3. Kim Quade (US)
  4. Tiziana Milano (US)
  5. Sue Vine (Australia)
  6. Jean Beaulieu (US)
  7. Steph Jandrow (US)
  8. Anne Marie Hile (US)
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard (US)
  10. Heidi Collins (US)

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