Archive | December 2009

Big fun with the Big Shot

OK beautiful card, I must say, and once I saw this technique I had to try it.


Stamps- Christmas Punch

Ink – Old Olive

Paper – Old Olive, Ridinghood Red DSP (retired), Window Sheets

Accessories – Big Shot, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals, glue dots, Petals a Plenty embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz Die, curly label punch, sanding block


To start, cut out your window sheet with the top note die

Then emboss with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder

next, take a sanding block and sand the entire embossed surface, don’t try to get anything sanded other than the raised portion.

The result is a white effect on your window sheet where your embossed image is.  Its so beautiful in person!!


Clearly Great News

So, I’ve known about this for a bit, but have to keep some secrets… the time has come that I can share this secret with you!  Stampin’ Up will be offering an option in the mini catalog in January to choose the traditional wood mounted rubber stamps or clear mount!  The clear mount ones are interchangeable with a set of clear blocks that are sold separately.  You may have your own set already and they will work with those as well.  The set of clear blocks will be sold as well as individual blocks if you’re finding you only need a couple different sizes.   There are a few advantages to the clear mount:

  • Easier to position on your paper
  • Less storage space required
  • Price is a bit cheaper than the wood mount.

I personally have not yet tried stamping with clear mount stamps, but once I do, I’ll let you know what I think, and you’ll also be able to try it out at my next Stamp Camp in January.  Sale-a-bration also starts in January 🙂  Its almost more exciting than Christmas! Almost.

Happy Bday Class – Info coming soon!

Just wanted to announce that I’ll be making samples soon for a Birthday Card class featuring the Happy Bday Simply Scrappin’ Kit.  It will include 9 birthday cards with a great box to hold them in!  I will be holding this class in February during Sale-a-Bration!

Glass Etching

Our Make & Take at the Christmas party was a beautiful plate!  I want to make more of these!!

How did we make them?

Run contact paper with snowflake die through the Big Shot.

Peel away the image and use the outer paper as a stencil, peel off the backing and center on the backside of your plate, being sure to remove any bubbles.

Spread etching cream on the plate where the contact paper isn’t and let sit for 10 minutes.  rinse off, enjoy!

Snowflake Ornament

Here’s the last of the 3 ornaments I made.  I stamped a snowflake from “Snow Swirled” in White Craft ink on a window sheet, punched it out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch, and embossed with dazzling diamonds.  Then punched a hole and ran some silver cord through the circle and rolled it up into the ornament.  Add some “buffalo snow” and that’s it!  There’s a more in-depth tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

Paper Curl Ornament

here’s the 2nd of my gifts for the white elephant exchange we had on Monday.  This one was great!  Take 1″ x 4″ strips of designer paper and curl them around a pen, they’ll unfurl a bit when they’re inside the ornament.  My ornament size took 14 paper strips 🙂