Archive | March 2010

Two Step into Spring!

In the month of April, Stampin’ Up is celebrating 2 things: The florals of Spring and Two-Step Stampin’ technique.  Click here to see my tutorial on Two-Step Stampin!

Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010

Promotion Details

Hostesses
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!

Remember: The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and will not be available again until the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog.

Hostess Promotion:

  • You must place your order with your demonstrator to qualify. Online orders are not eligible for this part of the promotion.
  • Qualifying hostesses may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Please note: Clear-mount blocks are not included with the clear-mount set (blocks C and H are recommended this set).


Customers
Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin’ sets at 20 percent off the retail price–no additional purchase necessary!

Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item Page Description Discount Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $20.76
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $19.96
111578 101 Flower Fancy $29.56
113258 112 Trendy Trees $14.36

Customer Promotion:

  • You may place your order on any order type (with  your demonstrator or online).
  • There are no limits, and there is no minimum purchase to qualify for the 20 percent off.
  • The 20 percent off discount does not apply to the Awash with Flowers stamp set.

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The Unmounting Process

I recently bit the bullet and started unmounting some of my retired sets to be used on the new Clear Acrylic blocks that Stampin’ Up offers.  I’ve done this to cut down on storage space that these boxes take up.  When unmounted they fit in much smaller, DVD style cases.  Also carried by Stampin up 🙂

Clear Mount Block bundle

Clear Mount Cases

Here are the supplies you’ll need to get started:

Microwave

Craft & Rubber Scissors

Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive

Foam Craft Brush

Wood Mounted Stamp Sets

Step 1

Microwave your stamps (I do 1 set at a time outside of the case) for 8-10 seconds.  Gently peel the rubber with the foam off the wood block and set each image into your empty stamp case, sticky side up.

Step 2

Brush a thin layer of Tombow Adhesive on the foam of your stamp.  You’ll only need about 1-3 small dots of adhesive depending on the stamp size.

Step 3

Peel the coordinating label off of your stamp block and place on the glued foam (I found the foam wasn’t sticky enough to hold the label without adding the glue layer)

Step 4

Use your Craft & Rubber scissors to cut the label to fit the foam.

Step 5

Brush another layer of Tombow Adhesive with the Foam brush.  Again 1-3 drops depending on stamp size.  Then set the image aside to dry for approx 30 mins – 1hr (I checked after an hour).

Step 6

After waiting for the glue to try, test out a stamp or 2 on your Acrylic block.  If it is ultra sticky, you can use your jeans or your arm to stick the stamp to and remove some of the extra stickiness.  You’re ready to Stamp and store your newly unmounted set!

Putting Razzleberry Lemonade on a Pedestal

Here is a card I’ve made for the upcoming March Hostess Club/Stamp Camp on March 20.  This card uses the On a Pedestal Stamp set, paired with Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  Here are the other supplies used for this fun card:

Cardstock:
Melon Mambo
Crushed Curry
Whisper White

Ink:
Rich Razzleberry

Markers:
Melon Mambo
Crushed Curry
Ruby Red

Extras:
Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon

January Stamp Camp

3D “Diorama” style valentine with a springtime theme
Uses Funky Forest Wheel, Teenie Tiny Wishes, Animal Crackers stamp sets, Sweet Pea felt flowers, Rose red grosgrain ribbon, curly label punch, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock.

Masculine Valentine created with clear mount stamp sets Fox and Friends and Well Scripted.

Birthday Card created with Well Scripted stamp set and Beautiful Wings Big Shot embosslit.