Staying on trend with paper crafting

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Very Vintage Greetings Wplus9

Are you the kind of  paper crafter that likes to stay on trend?

Trends can be fun, and they always intrigue me.  How do they start?  How do they catch on fire?  How do the paper crafting companies all know what is up and coming before it's up and coming?

Maureen and I have recently talked about that and we can't quite figure it out, so we've decided just to trend watch and have fun with it and try to keep YOU up to date so you can be a COOL and trendy stamper! LOL!

Speaking of that, Kristie does an EXCELLENT job each month showcasing two trends each month on StampNation.  This week she released her eighth Trends Article.  Pretty rad!  ;)  Members click here to visit the Spotlight on Trends forum on SN.

Very Vintage Greetings Wplus9

So, speaking of trends…I've seen DIAGONAL layouts on cards all over the place lately!  I made a card for my newsletter a couple weeks ago and got a great response and requests for showing you HOW to cut the paper for this diagonal design.

View the video to see how it's done and get some tips and tricks!  Viewing this via email?  Click the title to view the blog post.

Happy Anniversary Card Supplies (All Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted):

  • Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9 Designs)
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
  • Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment Kit, Flower Trim, Scallop Border Punch, Label Layers 3 Die (Wplus9 Designs), Pearls, Fan Fair DSP

Stampin' Up Bring on the Cake Stamp Set

Birthday Card Supplies (all Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted):

  • Bring on the Cake Stamp Set, Dilly Dally Adventures Stamp Set (by My Mind's Eye – for the diamond pattern in the background)
  • Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Midnight Muse
  • Ink:  Pretty in Pink Marker, Versamark, Midnight Muse, StazOn Ink Black, Crushed Curry Marker
  • Accessories:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Details, Tasteful Trim Die, Patio Party DSP

Stampin' Up Bring on the Cake Stamp Set

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I hope you are inspired for the weekend!  Us in the US are going to enjoy a long weekend to kick off the summer.  Be safe!  And get some stamping in! :)

  • MichelleP May 25, 2013, 11:08 pm

    the trends thing is so intriguing to me too. Your post reminded me of this video that I saw. The point I got out of it is that there is no trend if there is no first follower.
    ps: there’s dance bombing in this vid so I think you’ll like it!

  • Catherine May 25, 2013, 11:45 pm

    oh, my GOODNESS! Michelle, thank you so much for sharing that. I LOVE IT! Be the first follower…how cool is that?! And yep, LOVED the dance bombing. Totally awesome!

  • Jackie Leli June 22, 2013, 12:48 pm

    I am looking for a video you did with the Sizzix #658697 stamps and dies. I saw it a few weeks back. I have searched and can not locate it. I did the card construction as far as the stamp process with the cake. I would like to review the video again.

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