This Week at StampNation…

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In case you didn’t know… StampNation ROCKS my world!  Let me tell you why!

The SN family has been busy crafting and sharing loads of lovely creations and our Dream Team has been rocking the house with new tutorials!

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Look at this beautiful sampling of member cards.  These folks are full of talent and bring an amazing mix of style, experience, and personal flair to every project they share!

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New tutorials go up most every Monday and Friday, so the resources are endless!

This week, we kicked off our Card Candy Swap and I did a video explaining and making my samples!  We also enjoyed tutorials from Dream Team Members Deepti Stephens and Taheerah Atchia on tone-on-tone backgrounds and ideas for using dies as stencils.

We are pretty proud of our SN family too.  The site is amazing because of the men and women who contribute every day.  This week we shared a Member Highlight featuring one of our members from the other side of the globe.  Aussie, Tristan, has been an active SN member since 2013.  Check out what Tristan had to share…

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SN: Tell us a little about you!

I’m a full-time working mum and have a 10 year old daughter. I’ve just taken on a Manager role and I work within the learning function of the largest Financial Services company in Australia. I’m about to have a very BIG birthday this year, which I’m not really ready to have (I’ll be 50 in August)  See I’ve written this in small text so as if it’s not really happening! I’ve been with my hubby for nearly 20 years, only 9 married and he’s my best friend. We have one ginger cat, Oscar, 2 bunnies Bugsy & Rosie, a few fish and some shrimp – so rather a busy household.

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SN: How did you get started stamping?

I started stamping as I was sick of the poor selection of greeting cards that were unique and specific to the person and stamping filled that void for me. A friend then got me into Stampin’ Up and I haven’t looked back.

SN: What is your favorite part of SN?

I discovered Catherine and Stamp Nation in a round about fashion via YouTube and it was like I’d found home. I have many favourite parts of SN – friendships, techniques, ideas and inspiration – sorry I know this wasn’t just 1 – I am a fits and spurts type of crafter, so having access to SN to view and play along when ever I have the time and urge has been a major plus 

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SN: If you were stranded on a crafting island with paper, scissors, stamps and adhesives what other crafting tool could you not live without?

If I was stranded on a crafting island with paper, scissors, stamps and adhesive; I would also have to have my Zig markers – they are so versatile that I can do precision colouring, dramatic water colouring, smooching and splatters.

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These are just a few of the highlights of all StampNation has to offer.  So now you might have a better idea of why it rocks my world!

If you have yet to join us at StampNation, you’re missing out!  

To learn more CLICK HERE…you should sign-up today.  Just sayin’

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Using Dies as Stencils with The Perfect Reason SOA

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Using Dies as Stencils Catherine Pooler We all love our dies…cookie cutter dies (the ones that cut out images) and stand alone dies like you see here.  This Perfect Vine Die premiered last week in The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Collection and is amazing as a stand alone, taking center stage on a card or it works great as an accent, an embellishment or peeking out from behind one of the flowers in The Perfect Reason Stamp Set.

When I started making this card, my plan (oh, my plans!  we all know how plans go!) was to stencil the leaves, remove them, add a greeting and BAM!  “you’re done”!

A Clean and Simple Card.

But then I though it would be really fun to add the leaves back on, ever so slightly off center and I love how it looks!

Either way, you’ve got a great card and a great way to stretch your stamps!

Using Dies as Stencils with The Perfect Reason SOA

I’m loving this sponged, stenciled and splattered background!

What stencils do you have in your stash that you can try right now?

Using Dies as Stencils If you haven’t grabbed this Stamp of Approval Collection, there’s still time!  Click here to learn more!

If you haven’t seen what’s in this collection, visit our PROJECT GALLERY and look for the posts that say “The Perfect Reason”.

PerfectReason_Instagram_AvailableNow You can also visit our Pinterest Board for lots of card samples using the stamps, dies and stencil in this collection.

Traditionally, we don’t show a photo of all the contents of the collection because we all love surprises.  If you watch my release week videos, you WILL see all the products, but you won’t see them all together…just adds to the fun and surprise of it!  Hundreds of SOA Collections have gone out and lots of ladies have had their Christmas morning…so I thought I’d post a photo of the contents for you here  (plus I’ve seen sneaks of it on IG and FB)…so here ya go!

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Looking for more stencil and die inspiration?  Dream Team Member, Taheera Atchia created a fabulous tutorial using the same dies that I used in my tutorial as stencils, yet she got a completely different look!  Using Dies as Stencils StampNation Members, click here for the tutorial.

Not a member yet?  Click here to learn more – we hope you’ll join us!

The Perfect Reason Collection items used on this card:

  • Mod Squared Stamp Set
  • You Did It! Stamp Set
  • Perfect Vines Dies

 


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Welcome to The Cutest Video Hop Ever!  Eva and I are excited to be joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop celebrating 5000 subscribers on her YouTube channel but, more importantly, inspiring the next generation of crafters! Emily rounded up some amazing Youtubers and their kids and even a couple of these fabulous Youtubers ARE [...]

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The Perfect Reason SOA Winners!

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We've had such a FUN WEEK celebrating the release of our latest Stamp of Approval Collection! Every time I turn around I see another amazing creation by our Dream Team!  The mojo is flowin' like CRAZY! Check out the Pinterest Board for this collection here...tons of amazingness going on there! Lots of stampers are expecting [...]

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The Perfect Reason SOA is now available!

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We've been oogling over cards made with The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Collection all week and FINALLY!!!  The collection is on sale!  WOOOT! Click here to check it out, learn more and place your order. I do have another card for you!  I LOVE the Congrats font that comes in the You Did It! [...]

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