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Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sale

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It’s time to pull out your Stampin’ Up! wish list and check it twice… this is the week to save 15% OFF Stamps!! It’s not very often that all stamps are on sale, so take advantage of this to stock up on the stamps you’ll need for Christmas cards, birthday cards and those Project Life albums you’ve been wanting to make. Since stamps are on sale, I thought we’d take a few minutes to talk about stamps. There are so many different kinds now that you may be a bit confused! No worries, I’ve got a video for you to watch…

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Inspired By Fall!

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As I was driving through our neighborhood yesterday I saw a beautiful yellow and orange tree. Fall is such a beautiful time here in Wisconsin! As we got closer, the yellow and orange leaves just popped out at me and I thought “I have to try that with stamps and ink!” Here’s what happened as soon as I got home… To get the leaves multi-colored, I first inked up the entire stamp with Hello Honey ink then I used a sponge dauber to add Tangelo Twist ink. Just like real fall leaves, every leaf is different! I maybe should have…

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Use Your Stamps in Unexpected Ways!

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I love the soft colors of this baby card, but what I love even more is that I made it by using only word stamps! The Tin of Cards stamp set has some great greeting stamps in it that use a couple of different fonts that work great together. The background of this card was fun to make! Start with a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock. Take a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of polka-dot paper and cut it in half on the diagonal, corner to corner. Glue that down to one side of the Whisper White card…

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This Anniversary Card was a Group Effort!

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This beautiful anniversary card was a group effort! I shared my basic card and asked my Facebook community for suggestions on how to spruce it up. There were SO MANY great ideas! In the end, I picked a few of my favorite ideas and added them to the card. Amazing how just a few details took my card from nice to WOW! Watch this episode of Ink It Up! with Jessica TV to see how this card was made from start to finish. You’ll learn how to watercolor with a blender pen, plus other quick techniques that will take your cards to the next level….

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Tips for Stamping a Clean Image

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Michelle sent me this photo and asked “How do I avoid the “extra” images from the ink on this?” Great question! This can be a problem for seasoned stampers as well as beginners. There are a few ways that you can make sure you are stamping a clean image. First, make sure you are lightly tapping the stamp on the ink pad, instead of smooshing it down hard into the ink. Second, I always flip my stamp over and check for extra ink before I stamp and wipe off any excess around the edges with a kleenex. If you are…

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