Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Flower Tutorial

This tutorial was made with my oldest daughter in mind... I can't even pick up a sponge with out thinking of her.  She is grown now but I still have this image of her sponging litaraly EVERYthing she could stamp on.  And don't be jealous of my perfect manicure.... What stamper doesn't have ink all over their fingers!  lol

So the first step is to find some scrap two sided paper or you can use plain paper that you have stamped on both sides as long as there is a difference between the two sides.  I used double sided paper because I have tons of it that I never use because I can never decide which side to use.  Punch the paper with a heart shaped punch..... the size heart you use will determin what size your final flower will be.

The heart is folded in half.  Then sponge the edge of the heart.  Not all of the edge will be shown after the flower is made so if you only want to sponge the parts that are shown I have a photo that shows what area you would need to accent.  I have tried this by using a lighter color than the paper but it just didn't look right so I stuck with the darker ink.

After the heart is sponged fold down one of the heart halfs so it shows the color inside.  

After it is all folded I sponge the outside if the crease.

I placed mine on a large glue dot on the back of my stampin scub so I could get the glue dot off and place it on my card where ever I wanted. 

Keep placing all the petals around in a circle.  Stampin' UP! has awesome dots that are very forgiving so if you place a petal and you need to move it you are able to.

Add an embelishment to the center of your flower and you are done!!

Cute and Easy!!

Here are a few quick and super cute cards we made at at stamp club with my upline!! The thank you card is made with the Magnificent Maple and Gorgeous Grunge set. Very versatile and a great filler!! The Christmas card uses our awesome designer series paper and framelits - so quick!!! And we all can use a little extra time right?? The thanks card is a super sweet card using an embossing folder and out big shot and of. Purse our awesome coordinating paper and ink in Rich Razzleberry!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013


I just love my Big Shot and the texture that it allows me to give cards.  This was made using and embossing folder (spider web).  Add a few other textures like some ribbon, lace and a few  brads and it is a very simple layered card that doesn't look simple.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This year Stampin' Up! is celebrating an exciting milestone: 25 years of sharing creativity and still going strong!! The good news is that we all get to celebrate and enjoy the gifts! This week only they are offering 25 different stamp sets at 25% off!!! Just in time for the holidays but don't procrastinate because this amazing offer ends on October 28th.