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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.

 

Q&A: Where do I find the Supplies used in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue?

 

2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue

 

Q: I really like the color that is pooking out from behind the Pink Card Stock in the Card sample on page 29 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue. Can you tell me the color?

A: It is Calypso Coral. Stampin' Up! provides a Supplies List for every Catalogue that they issue. Below you will find the Products used to make the beautiful Congratulations Card that you like so much.

The "29a" refers to the page number in the catalogue and the "a" refers to the project on the page. In this case there is only one project, but if there were more you would see "29b", "29c" etc.

Sample of the Supplies Listing:
29a – Congratulations card Love & Laughter Set; Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White Card Stock; White Waffle Paper; Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pads; Subtles Craft Stampin’ Spots; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; Big Shot; Hearts Collection Framelits Dies; Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; sewing machine and thread. (C) 2012 Stampin' Up!


Click here if you would like to see the Supply List for the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue


Curly Label Punch #119851 Technique ~ How to adhere a different Color Curly Label Punch behind it?

 

I am so excited, I finally uploaded my first Technique Video to my Nancy Fancy Stamping YouTube Channel ~ Curly Label Punch #119851 Technique.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on this blog post or in the comment section on my Nancy Fancy Stamping YouTube Channel.

If you would like to see a specific Technique or topic for a video, just let me know and I will make one.

Thanks and enjoy!

 

 

Full Heart Punch #119883 ~ What are the Dimensions?

 

Full Heart Punch #119883

Q: What are the dimensions of the Full Heart Punch #119883?

A: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time of year to be thinking of hearts. The Full Heart measures 1 5/8″ tall by 1 3/4″ wide. If you look on page 210 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue, there is a photo of the Full Heart Punch that is true to size.

Check out pages 209-213 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue for all of the Punches that Stampin’ Up! offers.

 

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


What is a Stampin’ Up! Workshop?

 

 

Hostess Benefits

 

A Workshop is were you get a group of your friends together, at your home or mine, we laugh, have some fun and we make a Card or Project.

The best part is you get FREE Stampin' Up! Product if you place an order of $200.00 or more before shipping and taxes.

This is a great time of year to book a Workshop because Sale-A-Bration starts on Jan 24, 2012. That means that you earn ever more FREE Products.

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Happy Bosses Day! ~ Why I Love to Work For My Boss

I am sure that there aren't a lot of people that can say that they love their Boss, but I can.

She is helpful, lets me pick mine own hours, how many I want to work and the schedule that I want to keep.

If you are thinking that loving your Boss is too good to be true ~ well it isn't.

The name of my Boss is Nancy McDonald. That's right, it is me. I am my own Boss. I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I can work as many or as few hours as I want. I know what I need to do and I can schedule these tasks around the other commitments in my life. All you need is a little organization and what women isn't organized already.

 

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2 Full Hearts #119883 Wedding Card

 

2 Full Hearts #119883 Wedding Card

 

There are a lot of milestones in someones life and a Wedding would be at the top of a lot of people's list. A Wedding is a joyous occasion filled with hope for the future. Shawn & I attended a family Wedding for Shelley and Nathan. We had so much fun. This is the Wedding Card that I made them to commemoriate their special day. We hope that you have a long and happy life together.

STAMP SETS:
* Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 

INKS:
* Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad #101179

CARD STOCK:
* Basic Black 8 1/2" x 11" #121045
* Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Glossy White 8 1/2" x 11" #102599

ACCESSORIES: 
* Bone Folder #102300
* Big Shot Cutting Machine (including Multipurpose Platform and 2 Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #120175
* 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319
* Paper Snips #103579
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* 3/16" Corner Punch #119871
* Full Heart Punch #119883
* Basic Rhinestones #119246
* Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #116824
* Basic Pearls #119247

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and crease it with the Bone Folder. The fold should be along the top. This is the Card Base.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4". Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ 1 Standard Cutting Pad, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Whisper White Card Stock inside, the second Standard Cutting Pad and the Multipurpose Platform (Tab1). Run the "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
3) Cut a piece of 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon to measure 7" using Paper Snips. Adhere it to the Vintage Wallpaper Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere this layer to the Basic Black Card Base using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
4) Cut another piece of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". Punch out each of the 4 corners using 3/16" Corner Punch. Adhere it to the Card Base using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
5) Cut another piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3" x 4 1/4". Punch out each of the 4 corners using 3/16" Corner Punch. Ink up the "For The Newlyweds" Stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set using the Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it as shown. Adhere this layer to the Basic Black 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Punch out a piece of Basic Black Card Stock using the Full Heart Punch. Using the Paper Snips, cut the Basic Black Full Heart down the center, almost to the end and fold back to make the lapels. Crease them with a Bone Folder.
7) Punch out a piece of Glossy White Card Stock using the Full Heart Punch. Adhere the Basic Black Full Heart using SNAIL Adhesive. Apply 2 Basic Rhinestones as shown.
8) Punch out a piece of Glossy White Card Stock using the Full Heart Punch. Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ 1 Standard Cutting Pad, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Glossy White Card Stock inside, the second Standard Cutting Pad and the Multipurpose Platform (Tab1). Run the "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
9) Adhere 3 Basic Pearls to the Glossy White Full Heart.
10) Adhere the Bride and Groom Hearts to the Card Base using 3 Stampin' Dimensionals each.
11) Congratualtions to the Newlyweds!!!!

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How To Use A Real Leaf As A Stamp?

 

Fall Leaves Thank You Card

 

I have noticed that when I go for my walk in the morning that there is definitely a crisp in the air. You can tell that Fall is here. I know, I am sorry to say those words out loud. Some of the leaves are starting to change but some are still green. I was inspired to capture the Fall Leaves before they vanish.

We are going to use the Leaves as Stamps.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Thank You Kindly #111700

CARD STOCK:
* Real Red Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #102482
* Very Vanilla Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #101650
* Always Artichoke Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #105119

INKS:
* Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker #105113
* Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #121030
* Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad #119667
* Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad #105216
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133

ACCESSORIES:
* 4 Real Leaves that are still green
* Brayer #102395
* Bone Folder #102300
* Stampin' Mist #102391
* Stampin' Scrub #102642
* Color Spritzer Tool #107066
* Paper Snips #103579
* 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon #109026
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Real Red Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and cease it with the Bone Folder. The crease will be along the top.
2) Cut a piece of Always Artichoke Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4"
3) Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to measure 3 3/4" x 5".
4) Ink up the Brayer using the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (or the lightest color that you are going to use). Ink up the Vein side of the Leaf with the Brayer. Roll the Brayer back and forth, with a little bit of pressure to ensure that the Leaf is fully inked.Lay the Leaf with the Vein side down against the Very Vanilla Card Stock. Hold it in place so it doesn't move with one hand and rub over the entire Leaf surface with the other hand. This will transfer the ink from the Leaf to the Card Stock. Lift the Leaf straight up. Clean the Brayer as soon as possible before you use a different color ink and make sure that it is dry before you change the ink color.
5) Ink up the Brayer using the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (or the next darkest color that you are going to use). Repeat the above process using the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad and a different Leaf.
6) Ink up the Brayer using the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (or the next darkest color that you are going to use). Repeat the above process using the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad and a different Leaf.
7) Ink up the Brayer using t
he Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (or the next darkest color that you are going to use). Repeat the above process using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and a different Leaf.

8) Insert the Brush Tip of the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker into the end of the Color Spritzer Tool. Adjust it so the tip is in front of the Color Spritzer Tool as shown on page 203 of the 2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. I suggest to test the Color Spritzer Tool on a piece of scrap paper before you use it on the stamped Very Vanilla Card Stock. The closer that you hold the Color Spritzer Tool to the Card Stock the darker and bigger the spatters are. I use the Color Spritzer Tool about 8" to 9" away.
9) Ink up the "Thank You" using the side of the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker Brush Tip. Huff on the stamp to keep the ink moisten and the Stamp the "Thank You" onto the Very Vanilla Card Stock. Clean the stamp using Stampin' Mist and the Stampin' Scrub.
10) Cut a piece of 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon to measure 11 1/2" and wrap it around the stamped Very Vanilla Card Stock and tie it in a knot.
11) Adhere the Always Artichoke Card Stock to the Real Red Card Base using SNAIL Adhesive.
12) Adhere the stamped Very Vanilla Card Stock to the Always Artichoke Card Stock using 5 Stampin' Dimensionals.
13) you can see how fun & easy it is to make this Card. This would be perfect Card to make with a child. You could go for a walk and gather the Leaves and then make a Card using them.

NOTE:
A) Always start with the lightest color first when you are inking up the Fall Leaves. That way if you don't thoroughly clean the Brayer, you won't see the lighter color ink on the next Classic Stampin' Pad (darker color). If you used the dark one first and you didn't get it cleaned, the darker ink would transfer to the lighter ink pad and you would be able to see it.
B) For best results use green Leaves that are in good condition.They will be moist and they won't absorb all of the ink before you stamp them onto the Card Stock.
C) When I got home, the leaves had curled from being in my pocket. I laid them down on the table and put a heavy book on them to flatten them out. This makes it easier to work with them.
D) If you want to use the same Leaf again, but with a different color ink, all you have to do is wipe the Leaf with a Kleenex to remove the ink. You should do it as soon as you Stamp the first Leaf, because the ink will eventually dry on the Leaf.

Tip for Cleaning Your Brayer
i) Before you begin your project, have your Stampin' Mist and an old towel handy. The darker color may stain the Brayer so you want to clean it as soon as you are finished stamping your Leaf onto the Card Stock.
ii) Once you are done Brayering the color onto the Leaf, roll the Brayer on a scrap piece of paper. This will remove a lot of the ink before you wash it and save you time.
iii) Clean the Brayer under a faucet using luke warm water. Rotate the Rubber Roller, so you rinse off all of the Classic Stampin' Ink.
iv) If all of the ink isn't coming off, then spray the Stampin' Mist directly onto the Rubber Roller and gently rub your finger against it to help remove the ink.
v) If you have to use it, thoroughly rinse the Stampin' Mist off of the Brayer's Rubber Roller.
vi) Make sure that the Brayer's Rubber Roller is dry before you ink it up.

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