Join me for today’s video. I’m creating a Thanksgiving card using the Stamparatus reflection technique.
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.
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.)
- 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.
Products Used to Make this Card
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I’m offering a Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial today as well as a video.
I love a lot of things about this card. It:
- Showcases the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.
- Is festive!
- Features the Gift Wrapped stamp set and coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
- Goes together very easily and can be adapted to a variety of papers and sentiments.
Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- STAMPS – Gift Wrapped Bundle (155155)
- PAPER – Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (153492), Pear Pizzaz (131201), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
- INK – Real Red (147084), Mossy Meadow (147111)
- OTHER – Gold Cord-Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153537), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Cutting & Scoring:
- Pear Pizzazz Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score at 4 ¼”, 3” x 3” scrap
- Real Red Card Stock – 5 1/4” x 4”
- Whisper White – 4 ½” x ¾”, 5 ¼” x 4”
- Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper – three varied designs – 1 ½” x 3 ¾”
- Gold Cord – 8”
- Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Pear Pizzazz Card Stock in half at the score line.
- Using Stampin’ Seal, afix the three pieces of Heartwarming Hugs DSP onto the Real Red piece, equally spaced.
- Adhere this piece to the Pear Pizzazz base.
- Stamp the “A Very Merry Christmas” sentiment with Real Red ink on the Whisper White 4 ½” x ¾” piece toward the right-hand side, leaving space to add the bow later.
- Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with Glue Dots.
- Stamp a bow from the Gift Wrapped stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink onto the 3” x 3” Pear Pizzazz scrap.
- Punch the image using the coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
- With Stampin’ Dimensionals, place the bow on the card front, on top of the sentiment piece, to the left of the print, as shown in the photo above.
- Create a bow with the Gold Cord. Attach to the top of the paper bow in the center with a Glue Dot.
- Attach the 5 ¼” x 4” Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.
Thank you for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions about this card or any other paper crafting project. I’d love to be you Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
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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.
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: email@example.com.
List of Supplies
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Showcasing #simplestamping using Designer Series Paper.
Recently, Stampin’ Up! has focused on #simplestamping: the art of creating a handmade card with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. After all, these provide the underpinnings of paper crafting. It allows us to focus on the basics of the craft, and we realize we can make beautiful projects with a handful of supplies. It’s a great place to start for beginning stampers, and it challenges seasoned stampers to step away from the extras.
Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. For October, it calls for using rubber stamps, ink, paper, and ribbon with a thank you card.
Designer Series Paper Sale
I combined the challenge with the Designer Series Paper sale effective through October 31, 2020. Fifteen of Stampin’ Up!’s double-sided, patterned papers are 15 percent off. It includes selections from both the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. See the PDF here, or click on the photos at the end of the post to check them out and shop.
I love this card design because it showcases both sides of the paper. That’s often the most difficult part of crafting: choosing which side to use! Note: It uses the Playing with Patterns.
Here are a few cutting details. (Be sure to watch the video below showing how this design goes together. See other cards using the paper currently offered on the sale.)
- Card stock for the base: 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, scored at 1 inch on the 5 1/4-inch side.
- A piece of patterned paper cut at 5 1/2 x 4.
- Complementary ribbon.
- A sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please message me or leave a comment if you have questions about today’s card or the paper sale. Click here to begin shopping. If you’re not currently working with another demonstrator, I’d love to help you with your card-making and memory keeping projects.
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