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5 Ways to Fix Inky Smudges

By | Birthday Cards, Cards, Getting Started | One Comment

You’re stamping along when oops! you just transferred a smudge of ink from your fingers to your paper. Ugh!! What to do now? Ditch the whole card or get creative? Here are 5 ways to fix inky smudges and save your card: Grab a stamping sponge and use the same color ink to sponge more color on. If the smudge is toward the edge, you can just sponge the edges of your card stock. If it’s in the middle, sponge ink all over by gently dabbing it. Use the edge of your ink pad. If your paper fell into your…

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Tips for Making Cards with Pretty Papers

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We’re about two weeks into this year’s Sale-A-Bration and your favorite so far is… drum roll, please… the Flowering Fields stamp set! That surprised me a little because it was at the bottom of my list! I’m always glad that Stampin’ Up! gives us so many options because we all have such different tastes. Now that doesn’t mean I don’t like the Flowering Fields stamp set, it’s really quite lovely! Here are some cards that you can make using it along with the Wildflower Fields Designers Series Paper… It’s not often that I make a card where the entire card front…

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Top 10 Stamping Posts of 2015

By | Getting Started, Product Tips, Stampin' Up! Events, Techniques | No Comments

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of 2015!! Here are the Top 10 most looked at blog posts from 2015 on the Ink It Up with Jessica blog. It seems you LOVE to look at card ideas! I can’t say I’m surprised. 🙂 #1  Founder’s Circle Swap Cards 110 Ideas from the top Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. See them here. #2 Tips for Using Photopolymer Stamps Having trouble getting a good image from your photopolymer stamps? These tips are for you. www.inkitupwithjessica.com/tips-photopolymer-stamps #3 Painted Blooms One Sheet Wonder Cards 9 cards made from ONE sheet of…

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Forget Black Friday, we had Craft Friday!

By | Cards, Christmas, Getting Started, Kids, One Sheet Wonder Cards | One Comment

Yesterday instead of Black Friday shopping, we declared it “Craft Friday” at our house. We had fun making Christmas cards and a few other top secret projects. The most fun for me was when my younger daughter and her friend were going to make Christmas cards and my daughter asked if they could make One Sheet Wonder cards. My older daughter has been making tons of One Sheet Wonder cards, so it was nice to see that the younger one has been paying attention. 🙂 I said yes, of course! Once I set them up with their own stamping stations…

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Tips for Using Framelits & Thinlits

By | Big Shot, Getting Started, Videos | No Comments

Have you ever wondered… What’s the difference between a Framelit die and a Thinlit die? I know I have! Well I’ve found the answer for you. Both Framelits & Thinlits are dies for cutting your paper with the Big Shot die-cutting machine. You can also use them with the Cuttlebug and other die cutting machines. I only have experience using them with the Big Shot, so that’s what these tips are for. Some of these tips will also work with your other machines. A Framelit is a “frame” that can cut out a stamped shape. Which of course means it has a…

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