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How To Use The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps?

 

Have you every wondered how the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps work? Well wonder no more!

In this video I will demonstrate how to use the Heart from the Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp Set.

The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps come in 2 sets ~ the Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #125152 and the Occasions Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #127081. Both sets are found on page 40 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue.

 

4 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

 

It is the day before Valentine's Day and I have Love on the brain. There is not a lot of people out there that can say that they Love their job, but I can say it. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

The following are my top 4 Reasons Why I Love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

1) The hours are very flexible. Stampin' Up! doesn't dictate what you work. You can choose the hours that you want to work and the number of hours that fits into your schedule.

2) I love to Rubber Stamp. I have been making Cards and Paper Crafting for 15 years and there is always something new and exciting to share. It never gets boring. One of my Favorite things to do is show someone how to make a Card for the first time. We get so excited when they do it. You can see the joy and pride on their face when they realize that they just make a Card. They have a sense of accomplishment and you help them do it.

3) You may think that I am biased, but I think that I have the best customers. They are truly friends of mine. It is a special sisterhood when you share what you love with people that get you and love it too.

4) I loved Stampin' Up! Products before I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Their Products are High Quality and they stand behind them. This gives me the confidence to represent a company that is going to stand behind me and their Products.

You can Join My Team for only $150.00 AND you will receive a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (Valued at $13.95 or less) OR a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012! But hurry because this offer expires Sat Mar 31, 2012.

Email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com or phone me at (902) 455-7259 to get started


Q & A ~ My Stampin’ Write Markers Have Dried Out. Any Suggestions?

 

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052

Q: My Stampin' Write Markers aren't as juicy as they once were. Do you have any tips to bring them back?

A: The Stampin' Write Markers are hollow inside and that is were the ink is held. As you use your Stampin' Write Markers, you will use up the ink inside and eventually they won't be as wet when you use them. Use the following Storage Tips to prolong their use.

Storage Tips:
1) If you store your Stampin' Write Markers upright then the other tip doesn't have any ink. If that is the tip that you want to use, there won't be any ink, so it will appear that the Stampin' Write Marker has dried out. I suggest to store your Stampin' Write Markers laying down and not upright. If it has been upright, then lay it down before you use it and give the ink time to redistibute to both tips.
2) Don't store your Stampin' Write Markers in direct sunlight or by a heat source. This will prematurely dry them out.
3) Ensure that both of the caps are on tightly when not in use.

If these Storage Tips don't help, then you can always re-ink your Stampin' Write Markers using a few drops of Classic Stampin' Ink Refill of the same color. Gently pull out the Brush Tip of the Stampin' Write Markers and add a couple of drops of Classic Stampin' Ink Refill. Re-insert the Brush Tip and lay it down to redistribute the ink.

Email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com if you have any other questions that you would like me to answer

 

Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine’s Day ~ Card of the Week

 

CLOSED Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine's Day ~ Card of the Week

 

OPEN Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine's Day ~ Card of the Week

 

I promised that I would show you a Card created using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 and here it is. This is an "I Love You" Card created using the "Gate" Fold. It is very easy to score the 2 fold lines using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334. I suggest that you insert a Place Marker into the 2 3/4" slot. This will help you when you have to turn the Real Red Card Stock around and score it again. Any Sweetie would love to receive this Card on Valentine's Day.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Sweet Centers #116521
* Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370

CARD STOCK:
* Whisper White Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Real Red Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #102482
* Red Glimmer Paper 12" x 12" #121790

INKS:
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133

ACCESSORIES:
* Bone Folder #102300
* Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (Including Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates #114512
* Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber #114615
* Standard Texturz Impressions Pad #114614
* Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052
* 1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850
* Word Window Punch #119857
* Craft Scissors #108360
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332

NON STAMPIN' UP! ACCESSORY
* Post it Note

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Real Red Card Stock to measure 4 1/4"" x 11". Place it on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and crease it at 2 3/4". Turn the Real Red Card Stock around and crease it again at 2 3/4". Fold these flaps over and crease them using the Bone Folder. There will be a crease on the left and the right hand sides.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3" x 4".
3) Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich"Multipurpose Platform (Tab#1), the Whisper White Card Stock on top of the Swirl Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate , Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber and Standard Texturz Impressions Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Take this piece of Whisper White Card Stock and run all of the edges against the Classic Real Red Stampin' Pad. This will add a little color to the edges to help it stand out and not look so plain.
5) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 2 1/2" x 4". Ink up the "I Love You" portion of the stamp from the Sweet Centers Stamp Set using a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. Huff on the stamp to moisten the ink and then stamp it on the Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Run the edge of the circle against the Classic Real Red Stampin' Pad.
6) Ink up the entire "I Love You" Stamp using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp in onto a Post it Note. Make sure that there is a portion of the image on the sticky part. Cut out the image using the Craft Scissors. This will make a mask of the image. Hold the mask against the Red Glimmer Paper and cut it out.
7) Ink up the "happy valentine's day" stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out using the Word Window Punch.
8) Adhere the 3" x 4" Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Base using SNAIL Adhesive. You will only put Snail Adhesive on the back of the Left Hand Side. This will enable you to open your Card.
9) Adhere the Red Glimme
r Heart
the the Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
10) Adhere the "I Love You" Whisper White Circle to the Red Glimmer Heart using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
11) Adhere the "happy valentine's day" Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Front using 2 Stampin' Dimensionals.
12) Happy Valentine's Day!

Click on the Blue Highlighted links to see the details of these products or to purchase them on MY Stampin' Up! Website.


Q & A ~ Do You Have A Hand Made Sweet Idea For My Sweetie?

 

Valentine's Day Hand Made Chocolates and Dipped Strawberries

Q: With Valentine's Day right around the corner, do you have any ideas on how to make some Hand Made Sweets for my Sweetie?

A: I did a previous blog post on the perfect Hand Made Sweets ~ Valentine's Day Hand Made Chocolates and Dipped Strawberries.

Click here for all of the Valentine's Day Hand Made Chocolates and Dipped Strawberries Blog Post


 

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 Product Review

 

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334

Stampin' Up is constantly coming up with High Quality Products for their valued customers ~ Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 is no exception.

I have used other Scoring Tools and they came with a piece of plastic to score the paper and the measurements weren't easy to follow.

The Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 has scoring grooves every 1/8", so it will be easy to find whatever measurement you are looking for.

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 is made from durable plastic, with the dimensions of 15 1/8" x 13 1/4" x 1". The scoring area is large enough to accomendate a 12" x 12" piece of Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 comes with a ergonomic Stylus with a comfort grip and 2 different sized tips. The tips are made of refined steal that will become smoother as you use it. I suggest to play with the Stylus and try either sized tips with different pressure. You want a clean crisp line, but you don't want to press too hard that you go through the Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.

The Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 also comes with 3 Place Markers. These insert into slots on the Ruler (along the top). The Place Markers remind you of the measurement that you want to score. For example if you want to make a box and you want to score all four sides at the 1", you could insert a Place Marker at the 1" slot. As you turn the Card Stock and score the line and then turn the Card Stock again, you can quickly see were the 1" groove is. Stampin' Up! also sells a package of 6 extra Place Markers #125625.

There is even a Hidden Storage Section to keep the extra Place Markers from getting lost.

The bottom has nonmarking and nonskid feet so it won't move or mark the work area.

You can use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 to make the perfect scoring line, Cards with different folds, to add texture to any Card Stock or Designer Series Paper, create 3-D Boxes and Projects and much more… as the name suggests ~ Simply.

Check out the Valentine's Day Card of the Week Sample on Feb 11, 2012, I will be creating a Card using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334

Click here to purchase the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334


Tulip Bird Builder Punch Art ~ Card of the Week

 

How This beautiful Bouquet of Tulips Inspired..

Bouquet of Tulips Inspiration

 

This Card.

Tulip Bird Builder Punch Card

 People are always stumped for inspiration to make a Card.I used this bouquet of Tulips to inspire this beautiful Tulip Card. I wanted to make a very special "Thinking of You" Card and I think that I was able to do so.

You can create beautiful Punch Art using Punches. They are so versatile and worth every penny. I used the Wing found in the Bird Builder Punch #117191 to create the Tulips, the Branch to create the Leaves and the Ornament Punch #119847 to create the Flower Vase. Read on for the full instructions to re-create this beautiful Tulip Card.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Thoughts & Prayers #113252

CARD STOCK:
* Whisper White Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Concord Crush Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #119792
* Pear Pizzaz Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #119795
* Daffodil Delight Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #119683

INKS:
* Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad #119785

ACCESSORIES:
* Bone Folder #102300
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (Including Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder #121809
* Bird Builder Punch #117191
* Ornament Punch #119847
* Paper Snips #103579
* 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon #119254
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Mini Glue Dots #103683

NON-STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT
* Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Concord Crush Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and crease it with the Bone Folder. The crease will be on the left hand side.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4".
3) Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ First Standard Cutting Pad, Multipurpose Platform (Tab#1), the Whisper White Card Stock inside of the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder, and the other Standard Cutting Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Take the "Thinking of You…Please Know that I Care" Stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set. Apply a piece of Scotch Tape to the "Please Know that I Care" section. Ink up the stamp using the Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad. Apply the ink directly onto the Scotch Tape. This will make sure that the rest of the wording is completely cover in Ink. REMOVE THE TAPE BEFORE YOU STAMP THE WORDS. Stamp the "Thinking of You" as shown.
5) Cut a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock to measure 1"x 8 1/2". Punch out 4 Branches.These will be the Leaves.
6) Cut a piece of Concord Crush to measure 1" x 8 1/2". Punch out 9 Wings. These will be the Tulips. Adhere 3 of these Wings together using SNAIL Adhesive and then adhere the Tulip to the top 3 Leaves of the Branches. Repeat 2 more times to create the other 2 Tulips.
7) Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock to measure 2" x 3". Flip the Ornment Punch over and punch out the Flower Vase. Position the Daffodil Delight Card Stock so you don't punch out the pointy part of the Ornament.
8) Flip the Flower Vase over and add SNAIL Adhesive to the back. Flip it back around and position the stems so they are going out of the top.
9) Cut a piece of 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon to measure 7" using Paper Snips and tie it into a bow. Adhere the bow to the Flower Vase using a Mini Glue Dot. Adhere the Flowers and Vase to the stamped Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
10) Adhere the stamped Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Base using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click on the Blue Highlighted links to see the details of these products or to purchase them on My Stampin' Up! Website.


Card Making ~ Where to find Ideas?

 

Bouquet of Tulips Inspiration

It is hard sometimes to come up with an idea to make a Card, but you can find ideas everywhere. All you have to do is look around you for inspiration.

I recently bought this beautiful bouquet of Tulips from the local Superstore.

It was a very stormy, cold day here in Halifax, Nova Scotia and I just needed something to get rid of the Winter Blues. As I was checking out, I saw this bouquet of Tulips and I had to have them. They actually made me smile.

I was drawn to the vibrant colors and thoughts that Spring would soon be here.

I challenge you to use this photo to inspire a Card, Scrapbook Page or Paper Craft Project.

Check out nancyfancystamping.com, tomorrow for the Punch Art Card that was inspired by this bouquet of Tulips. You won't be disappointed.