Tip Of The Week

2 Ways to Protect Cards When You Mail Them?

 

Do you want to protect your Embellished and "Bumpy" when you mail them? You have put all this time, money and effort into making a Beautiful Card. You don't want them to get ruined in the mail.

 

Crimper #101618

Two Ways to Protect them:
1) a) Cut a piece of Card Stock to measure the same size as your Card Front. b) Run it slowly through the Crimper #101618. c) Lay the Crimped piece of Card Stock over the front of your Embellished Card and insert both into an Envelope. This will help to protect your Card.

Padded Envelope #116911

2) Stampin' Up! sells Padded Envelopes #116911 that will protect your Treat Cups Cards ~ Circle Treat Cups #116802 and Heart Treat Cups #120435, Stampin' Sound Card #121009 and an Embellished Card. You will require Extra Postage to mail these Envelopes, but at least your Cards will arrive intact.

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Stampin’ Up! Instructional Video ~ Paper Doily Large Sizzlit Die #125592

 

I have had a couple of questions about the Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die #125592. I found a great Instructional Video done by Carrie Cudney of the Stampin' Up! Company.
In this video she demonstrates how to make the Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die Card on page 7 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Click here if you would like to purchase the Paper Doily Large Sizzlit Die #125592

 

Does Stampin’ Up! Sell Chocolate Chip Embossing Powder?

 

Uninked Craft Stampin' Pad #122265

Recently I had a customer ask if Stampin' Up! still sells Chocolate Chip Stampin' Emboss Powder. Unfortunetly they don't, but I have a solution. All you need is an Uninked Craft Stampin' Pad #122265, Chocolate Chip Craft Stampin' Ink Refill #102847, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder #109130, Powder Pals #102197 and a Heat Tool #100005.

1) Ink up the Uninked Craft Stampin' Pad using the Chocolate Chip Craft Stampin' Ink Refill.
2) Stamp the image and hold it over a Powder Pal. Pour the Clear Embossing Powder over the image. The Craft Ink is sticky and the Clear Emboss Powder will stick to it.
3) Tap off the excess Clear Emboss Powder onto the Powder Pal and return it to the jar.
4) Heat set the image using a Heat Tool.
5) The Chocolate Chip color won't be as intense a color as if you used Chocolate Chip Stampin' Emboss Powder, but it will be an Embossed raised image.

I hope this helps.

 

Please email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com if you have a question you would like me to answer.

 

4 Tips to Use the Paper Doily Large Sizzlet Die #125592

 

Paper Doily Large Sizzlets Die #125592S

I love the intricate details of Paper Doily Large Sizzlet Die #125592 found on page 7 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue. It is the perfect size to fill the front of a Card.

You will create the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ Multipurpose Platform (Tab #2), 1 Standard Cutting Pad, Paper Doily Large Sizzlet Die #125592, the Card Stock or Designer Series Paper, the other Standard Cutting Pad and an extra sheet of Card Stock. The extra sheet of Card Stock acts as a shim to give a little bit more pressure that is needed to cut out the Paper Doily Large Sizzlet Die #125592.

When you run the "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, go slowly and this will also help to punch it out.

Once you have the Card Stock or Designer Series Paper punched out, roll it in half (without creasing it) back and forth, this will loosen all of the pieces. Some may stick in the design, but all you have to do is poke them out with the Paper-Piercing Tool #116631 or the end of a pencil.

Click here to order the Paper Doily Large Sizzlet Die #125592


Clear Mount Stamp Cases #119105 ~ 10 Storage uses for Clear Mount Stamp Cases

 

Clear Mount Stamp Cases #119105

If you look on page 205 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue, you will find that Stampin' Up! sells a pack of 4 Clear Mount Stamp Cases #119105.

What would you need 4 Clear Mount Stamp Cases for? You will be amazed at these 10 different uses. I bet you never thought of some of them.

1) To organize all of the Clear Mount Stamps that you need to make a Project. If they come from different Stamp Sets, you can store the ones that you are using in 1 Clear Mount Stamp Case.
2) If you are working on making a lot of the same Cards, you can put the completed Card is the sleeve, to use as a reference. Cut all of the pieces of Card Stock, Embelllishments etc. and store them inside. All you would need is the Card Bases and Adhesives to complete the Cards. The Clear Mount Stamp Case would fit easliy into your purse to take with you, to work on.
3) To store pieces of Ribbons, Baker's Twine, Hemp Twine or Linen Thread.
4) To store Mat Pack #105826 and Paper-Piercing Tool #116631.
5) To store Aqua Painters #103954 and Blender Pens #102845.
6) To store Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 and Sticky Strip #104294.
7) To store Embellishments such as Paper Daisies #119243 and sheets of Basic Rhinestones #119246, Basic Pearls #119247 etc.
8) Decorate the Clear Mount Stamp Cases #119105 and keep it in your purse, to store coupons or receipts.
9) To store all of your Simply Adorned Accessories.
10) To store a Family of 10 Stampin' Write Markers ~ In Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals, and Neutrals.

Click here if you would like to purchase Clear Mount Stamp Cases #119105

 

 

Decor Elements Applicator #114285 ~ Another Use For The Decor Elements Applicator?

 

Decor Elements Applicator #114285

We all know what the Decor Elements Applicator #114285 is for ~ right? It is great for applying and removing the Decor Elements, but did you know that there is another use for it ~ spreading Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755.

That's right. All you have to do is put a glob of Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 in the center of your project. Using the Decor Elements Applicator #114285, spread the glue thinly and evenly over the entire surface. 

Don't forget the wash the Decor Elements Applicator #114285 when you are done with soap and hot water.

 

Click here if you would like to purchase the Decor Elements Applicator #114285, Multipurpose Liquid  Glue #110755 or any other Stampin' Up! Products from Nancy Fancy Stamping Online Store


Scrapbooking and Dotto (#103305) Go Hand & Hand ~ Tip of the Week

 

Have you ever designed a Scrapbook Page in your head and when you tried to put it together, it just didn't look right? OR You adhered a piece of Card Stock onto your Scrapbook Page and decided to move it. You tried to gently pull it up, but you end up ripping the Card Stock ~ then Dotto #103305 is for you.

Dotto #103305
is a roll of Adhesive Dots that are Removable and Repositional. You can simple apply some to your Card Stock or Embellishment and adhere where you think you want it on the Scrapbook Page. If you don't like where you put it, don't worry just pick it up and move it.

The beauty of Dotto #103305 is, if you change your mind all together and want to use a different Card Stock, all you have to do is rub your finger against the Adhesive Dots and they're gone. Removing it won't even ruin the Card Stock.

 

Click here to purchase Dotto #103305 today


Anywhere Glue Sticks (#104045) Tool Tip

 

2 Pack of Anywhere Glue Stick #104045

 The Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045 comes in packs of 2, is very easy-to-use, affordable adhesive that works great when glueing paper to paper. Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045 work best when you generously coat the backs of both pieces of Card Stock so that you are sticking wet-on-wet surfaces together.

Another great use for Anwhere Glue Sticks #104045 is when decorating chipboard with Designer Series Paper. Use the Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045 to thoroughly cover the back of the Designer Series Paper and the surface of the Chipboard Piece. Apply the paper onto the Chipboard Piece, trim excess paper using Paper Snips #103579 and sand down the edges with a Sanding Blocks #103301.

The glue is in a rectangle-shaped tube, simular to a lip stick tube, as you need more glue you simply turn the knob. DO NOT expose too much glue, because it will collect on the sides and you will only waste it. Always clean the excess glue from around the tip before you replace the cap or it may become permanently stuck.

To prevent your glue from drying, store it in a reclosable plastic bag.

Click here to purchase a 2 pack of Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045

 

 

Time Saving Tip For Making Cards

 

I hear a lot from my customers that they don't have a lot of time to make Cards, especially this time of year. I hear you! Why not make several of the same Card at one time?

Once I have created a Card that I am happy with, I make a couple extra of that Card. For example The Open Sea ~ Card of the Week Sample, I made 5 Cards in all.

I made 2 for my brothers that said Happy Birthday, I needed a Masculine Thank You Card for a friend, and 2 that I didn't put a Greeting on it. That way if any Occasion comes up and I need a Card, the entire Card is made except the Greeting. All I have to do is Stamp the appropriate Greeting using Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 onto Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, punch it out using the Moderen Label Punch #119849 and adhere it to the Card Front using 2 Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. Voila I am good to go.

This saves you a lot time. You know that there is always a last minute Card that you need. Besides, it doesn't take that much longer to cut the extra supplies you need. Everything is at your finger tips and the stamps are already dirty.

I know that there will be some of you that say "That isn't very personal. I want to make a Special Card for someone". By getting a couple of the Cards that you want to make, out of the way, this will free up valuable time. Now you can relax, take your time and enjoy making that Special Card.

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