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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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A few of my favorite things…

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I’ve heard from many of you that you LOVE the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, but you’re just not sure what to get first. Well, I’ve had some time to play with a few of the new things so I thought I’d share what my favorites are so far. First of all, my absolute favorite thing in the new catalog is the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. It’s a 6″x6″ paper stack that goes perfectly with the templates from the One Sheet Wonder Mini Class. I’ve already gone through most of one stack and started on a second. These…

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5 Ways to Cut Banner Ends

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Episode #20: 5 Ways to Cut Banner Points One of the things I get asked about most is how I cut the banner ends on the banners I put on my cards.  In this episode of Ink It Up! with Jessica TV I’ll show you 5 different ways you can cut banner points. It’s easy! Plus you probably already have a few of these supplies in your stash so you can get started right away. Watch this episode and start adding banners to your cards and scrapbook pages right away! Supplies Used in Video: (click on images below for more info) Paper Snips…

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