Tip of the Day: Pasting and Glittering from Stampendous

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Monica from Stampendous shows how to apply glitter using a pasting technique. Monica’s step-by-step tutorial makes it easy to apply glitter to a stencil image. You can create something stunning in just minutes!

Visit stampendous.com for all their great products, and watch for them at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you!

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Tip of the Day: Winter Stack Stamps from Stampendous

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Monica from Stampendous demonstrates how to use their new Winter Stack stamps. See how easy it is to make your stamped images completely custom! Monica also demonstrates how to create clouds with their Picasso Shield/Stencil.

Make sure to visit stampendous.com to see all their great products!

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Tip of the Day: Melt Media from Stampendous

Fran from Stampendous uses embossing powders, wafer dies, and stamps to create some absolutely gorgeous butterflies. You can apply this same technique for lots of beautiful creations. And wait until you see what kitchen appliance Fran uses in her tip!

Thanks, Fran, for this great tip. Make sure to visit the Stampendous website or blog for lots of stamping inspiration!

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Tip of the Day: Doodling with metal stencils from Stampendous

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I love to doodle, but I can assure you that my designs would never be considered artwork! Fran Seiford from Stampendous shows how to take doodling to the next level and create your own art by using some very cool metal stencils from Dreamweaver. Create outlines and add patterns with other stencils, or start with an outline and add your own, freehand designs.

Thanks, Fran, for sharing your tip with us! To check out all the Dreamweaver stencils, along with other great products, make sure to visit stampendous.com.

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Tip of the Day: Clear Stamp Backgrounds from Stampendous

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Today’s Tip Of The Day is for all you creative stampers! We are very lucky to have Fran with Stampendous here to share a great tip on how to get the most out of your stamp sets. What a great way to create a beautiful stamped background in just minutes!

What a great time saver! Be sure to check out the Stampendous website anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a very creative day.

Tip of the Day: Simplified Mixed Media from Stampendous

 

Nathalie Kalbach from Stampendous shares tips for creating with simplified mixed media. Nathalie demonstrates creating a beautiful and easy 12″ x 12″ layout with mixed media elements. You’ll also enjoy seeing the Stampendous stamp sets and mixed media paper, which is perfect for any mixed media project.

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Freebie Friday – My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things Shaker Card by Jen Walker

Hello Scrapbook Expo friends! We are back today with another great giveaway from one of our friends. This week, I had the pleasure of working with stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. I really enjoy working with clear stamps that have coordinating dies. These coordinated sets make it much easier to cut out the small characters that are so fun to work with.  For these projects, I worked with the Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamps and dies, Pure Innocence Heart Bouquet stamps and dies as well as the Die-namics Blueprints 23 set.

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I started off by die cutting a series of items on white cardstock and stamping their coordinating images onto the cut shapes.

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I then used my blendable colored pencils to colour a series of images. I always colour more than I am going to use so I can see how the different colours affect how the characters will look on the white and/or coloured cardstock base. It also means I have lots of images for later as well 🙂

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On this first card, I used the large rectangle panel to mount the image and sentiment. I really like how the rectangle has the appearance of stitching on both the top and bottom edges.

My Favorite Things Flowers in Boot by Jen Walker

 

On this next card, I added a few enamels dots to the coloured images to add a little bit of dimension to the card. hehe … I love this sentiment … “You Gnome Me So Well.”

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For this last card, I created a shaker card.  I started by cutting the navy cardstock piece to the full size for mounting on the card base and then used the rectangle panel die to create the opening space.  I adhered a single red heart on to the heart bouquet that the little girl is holding. I then filled the shaker space with matching foil hearts. The sentiment was stamped using a rainbow stamp pad and is raised on foam dots above the clear acetate piece of the shaker.

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This last project includes a few project life style cards. Given that I have been filling my albums with a combination of both 12×12 layouts and pocket pages, I often create 2×3 and 4×6 project life style cards that I can use later.

As soon as I saw the Birdie Brown stamps, they reminded me of moments with my kids when they were small. The card on the left reminds me of my daughter when she was small. She loved to wear orange and used to pick flowers from our garden and bring little bouquets to me all the time. I can’t wait to find one of her photos to use with this card!

My Favorite Things Project Life Style Cards by Jen Walker

 

So there you have it. Wasn’t that fun! I am a new fan of the Birdie Brown and Pure Innocence collections.

 

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

 

Now that you have seen how much fun that I had using the stamps and dies from My Favorite Things, would you be interested in winning some for yourself? Of course you would!

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Our friends at My Favorite Things are offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend. For your chance to win this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us what stamps and/or dies you would choose from My Favorite Things if you won this giveaway. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, April 30th.  Once you have left a comment on this blog post, why not visit My Favorite Things at one or more of these locations:

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Stampendous. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! Lots of you have jumped in and gotten your hands messy, and lots more of you are excited to jump in and get your hands messy. I sure enjoyed turning my fingers blue!  The winner of the Stampendous prize pack is Evelyn.

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Congratulations Evelyn! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Stampendous winner’ in the subject line.

Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from My Favorite Things, you need to leave a comment on this post telling us what stamps and/or dies you would choose from My Favorite Things if you won.

Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.

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~ Jen