Archive | August 2008

Stamping Tips

I saw this on a blog today and thought it was a great tip to share:

Stamp Conditioning

The link will show you how to remove a residue that may be on your new (or old) stamps that is preventing you from getting GREAT ink coverage. There is an image that shows the difference before and after using the technique. Some other stamping tips:

1. Smooth paper will give better results than textured.
2. Stamp on a smooth, solid surface
3. Be sure to cut close to image before mounting stamps. Don’t want a lot of excess rubber around design.
4. Be sure stamp is clean before inking.
5. Breathe on stamp before stamping if you have had a delay in stamping — like when using more than one marker to color a stamp.
6. Don’t press hard into stamp pad or rock the stamp pad while inking.
7. Press firmly and lift straight up when stamping to avoid smearing the image.
8. Stamp on a scrap paper to test how it is inking and then try on your cardstock.
9. Use Stampin’ Up ink
10. Use Stampin’ Up cardstock (it really does make a difference!)

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Retired Stamp ‘Garage’ Sale

I don’t keep my stamps in the garage, so I feel a bit weird calling it a garage sale… but I’m cleaning out some of my retired stamps for some great prices! All stamps are gently used unless otherwise noted (2 sets are brand new). I clean my stamps after every use, so in most cases, there is only a little ink staining on the wood block. Some are so clean you can’t tell they’ve even been used, and some stamps in each set may not have ever seen ink (how sad!).

Let me know if you have any questions! Contact me ASAP if you would like to buy any of the sets, I’ll be posting leftovers on ebay eventually.

ALL ARE SOLD!! Thank you all for looking! 🙂

“Never Before Seen” Stamps Sale

Promotion runs: August 11-September 30

Monday marks the release date of the new Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog.  I haven’t gotten my hot little hands on one just yet, but I’m hoping to on Monday!  To kick off the new catalog there is 15% off sale on selected new stamp sets!  Contact me if you would like to take a peek at the new catalog!  I should have my copies fairly soon, otherwise it will be viewable online after Noon MST on 8/11/08 🙂

Click here to view the “Never Before Seen” Sale Flyer

Projects to Share

Instead of posting a picture when I do something new, I seem to let my projects pile up… so here are 8 newbies!

Wasabi Boy Onesie

Stamps
• Cause for Celebration

Paper

• Whisper White
• Wild Wasabi Prints DSP

Ink

• Gable Green

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• SNAIL Adhesive
• Scallop Circle Punch
• 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Three Thoughts Thanks

Stamps
• Three Thoughts (from Simply Sent Kit)


Paper

• Purely Pomegranate

Ink

• More Mustard
• Purely Pomegranate
• Mellow Moss

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• On Board Flowers from Simply Sent Kit
• Stickers from Simply Sent Kit

Rose Cottage Wedding

Paper
• Rose Cottage DSP from Simply Sent Kit
• Whisper White

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Rose Cottage Stickers from Simply Sent Kit

Cherry Blossom Thank You

Stamps
• Pretty Amazing
• Three For You
• Enjoy Every Moment


Paper

• Love Notes – Purely Pomegranate
• Berry Bliss DSP
• Pretty in Pink Prints DSP

Ink

• Rose Red

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
• Three For You Punch

Eat Cake 2-Step Card

Stamps
• Eat Cake

Paper

• Old Olive
• Yo-Yo Yellow
• Whisper White
• Rose Red Rose Cottage DSP
• Not Quite Navy Spring Break DSP

Ink
• Old Olive
• Rose Red
• Not Quite Navy

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Yellow 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Priceless Birthday

Stamps
• Priceless
• Happy Everything

Paper

• Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock
• Rose Red Textured Cardstock
• Berry Bliss DSP

Ink

• Ruby Red
• Whisper White Craft Ink

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Silver Brads
• Ruby Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Bali Breeze 1

Stamps
• Cause for Celebration

Paper

• Groovy Guava
• Bali Breeze DSP
• Only Orange
• Bashful Blue

Ink

• Taken with Teal

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Boho Blossoms Punch

Bali Breeze 2

Stamps
• Sincere Salutations

Paper

• Close to Cocoa
• Certainly Celery
• Bali Breeze DSP
• Summer Picnic DSP


Ink

• Chocolate Chip

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Boho Blossoms Punch
• 5-Petal Punch

That’s all for now!

Big Shot Die Cutting!

Available on September 2, is the Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine, along with exclusive Stampin’ Up dies available for purchase! More exclusive dies to come in the Holiday Mini Catalog this Fall!

The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies (Cuttlebug, any Sizzix dies, etc.), and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials, including fabric, foil, and chipboard.

It’s important to note that there are different types of dies.

* Originals, Bigz, and Bigz XL dies. These steel ruled dies cut through virtually any material and multiple sheets of card stock and Designer Series paper.
* Sizzlets dies. These dies are small and detailed, often creating scored or perforated details. These dies cut through thin materials, and multiple sheets are not recommended.

Please contact me with any questions. View the brochure of products that will be available for puchase September 2 by clicking this link!

$99 Demonstrator Starter Kit

From August 11-October 11, those interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator will have the option of joining by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits* priced at $99.

Stamp-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
109515 Fun & Fast Notes stamp set $30.95
105548 Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2″ x 11″) $7.95
101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.25
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) $7.50

Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
111570 Contempo Alphabet stamp set $40.95
113059 Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party $19.95
105212 Pixie Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.25

Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
111656 Inspired by Nature stamp set $23.95
114088 Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff $3.95
114126 Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes $17.95
114285 Décor Elements Applicator $1.95
111835 Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.25

*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

Download the flyer for more information by clicking this link.

Shop Online this Fall

Online Shopping coming soon

Soon you will be able to shop online with Stampin’ Up!  This fall, you will be able to shop from my demonstrator website: http://krissie.stampinup.net
Orders that reach $150 or more will receive Stampin’ Rewards with their order!  Stampin’ Rewards earn you free hostess only sets and a minimum of $15 credit for catalog merchandise.

Visit: http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/11319.asp for more information.