Tip Tuesday – Storing Paper Pumpkin Stamps

Tip Tuesday – Storing Paper Pumpkin Stamps

Tip Tuesday

Hi Everyone!

Tip Tuesday is about storing your Paper Pumpkin stamps.

There are many different ways to store your Paper Pumpkin stamps. I’ve tried a few different ones over the years and what I like best is to keep the photo instructional sheet and the stamp set together. First – let me share what I keep:

  1. The stamp! Labeled with the month and year.
  2. The photo instructional sheet.
  3. The cardboard backing the kit is shrink wrapped in.

Then take 2 cello bags

Here’s why

  • Keep the stamp and the sheet together so you remember what the kit looked like.
    • In the past, I just kept the stamps and thought “ohm” wonder what this made!?
    • This way, I have a creative starting point.
  • Label the stamp set with month and year. This info is on the sheet but this acts as a quick reference to get it back into the correct month.
    • If you have several stamps sets out at once, then go to store away – this quickly gets the stamp back into the right sleeve.
  • The cardboard will act as backing so it stores either upright or flat.

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Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool- Tuesday Tip

Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool- Tuesday Tip

Hi Everyone!

Stamparatus is now available! I’ve had mine for a little while now since I was honored to be part of the demonstrator group who were asked to give feedback during the pre-production phase.And don’t be surprised when it shows up someday on my Monday Must Have 😉 How did we ever get along without it!? I reach for it ALL THE TIME.

When using the Stamparatus, especially with the photopolymer stamps, inserting a shim in the corner where the 2 hinges meet will give you a cleaner stamped image. The shim below is a thin chipboard that sometimes comes in packaging.

You can make a shim out of several things:

  • A thin piece of chipboard.
  • A cereal box.
  • A piece of cardstock.

This small, yet effective trick, will give you the look you desire when your stamped image needs to be close the edge.

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Tuesday Tip! Masking for a Moonlight Wintery Night Card

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Here's my Tuesday Tip on creating a moonlight effect on your cards. This video tutorial will take you start to finish! Watch the 1/2 half for the technique and continue watching to see the card come together including the inside of the card.

 

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Tuesday Tip – Limited Supply Challenge Joyful Seasons

DSCN5741Hi Everyone! This Tuesday Tip is all about mixing and matching your supplies to create different looks. While yes, you can duplicate verbatim a card, what I like to do is challenge myself to use ALL the images in a stamp set using the same color combination. Here I used the stamp set Joyful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp set. It's a 2-step stamp set meaning you layer different images to create the look.

DSCN5736Dig into to accessory and tool stash to die cut shapes, punch and layer the sentiments, emboss and more!

I also stamped the inside of each of the cards. I made a female cardinal by stamping the bird with Soft Suede then added a red breast with a sponge daubler.

DSCN5742Here's the other insides:

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Hopefully, this inspires you to stamp with your supplies on hand to create and USE UP! items in your stash.

Here's the items I used for today's Tuesday Tip!

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Tuesday Tip – Oh What Fun Tag Kit

Oh What Fun KitHi Everyone! This week's Tuesday Tip is about the Oh What Fun Tag Kit. OMGoodness…you make 30 tags! with this kit. So my tip is this is a kit that can be used in a variety of ways! You'll really get your bag for your buck with this kit. Shown above with the coordinating stamp set Oh What Fun. Use the tags for:

  • Gift tags
  •     on gift boxes, baked goods, wine bottles (hostess gift for the holidays),stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, etc…
  • Card embellishments (add to card front and done!) Talk about a quick way to make 30 cards!
  • Scrapbook and Project Life page elements.
  • Change up the stamp set and you could use for multiple occasions!
  • A gift in of itself!

TIP! it coordinates wonderfully with the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Hello December 2015 Project Life Card Collection.

DSCN5721Ideas to use together:

  • Use the Envelope, Gift Box, or Gift Bag Punch Boards to create custom packaging.
  • Cards.
  • Scrapbook or Project Life Pages
  •     Gift a ready for photos Holiday Album!
  • Wine bottle tags

I assembled the kit in about an hour. Since all the elements are already die cut, it's just a matter of stamping the sentiments and gluing together. Love, love this kit!

Another Tip! This is a perfect kit to share. (30 tags!) I'm thinking about getting another kit or 2 in and making it our Thanksgiving project. Mom and the sisters would love going home with a handful of tags they made. Or make a kit for someone as a gift – my grandmas would have LOVED to have gotten a stack of these tags to add to homemade cookies or on the outside of her gift card envelopes.

I hope you can see why I choose this for the Tuesday Tip – one kit goes a long way as it can be incorporated throughout the season and for your memory keeping!

 

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