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It’s time for the next KISS Card – Keep It Simple Stamper!

This one is truly simple…it’s a One Layer Card, y’all!

Change up the images…use florals or swirls or snowflakes or hearts or any graphic pattern and any greeting and you’ve got a basic card design for many occasions!

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I couldn’t help myself…I finished this card and promptly went to work, cutting and layering and embossing to take this card to the next level.

That card will be StampNation’s Monday video tutorial.

 

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Supplies:

 

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 Hope you are inspired and enjoyed today’s KISS Card!

StampNation Members, click here to view the Stepped-Up version of this card.

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Happy Stamping

Easy Thank You card with Studio Calico

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Studio Calico has these super nifty card making kits!  In this video, I will show you everything that comes in the kit and I’ll walk you through making this card.

Want to WIN this kit?  Subscribe to my youtube channel and leave a comment on this video ON Youtube.  Winner announced June 6.

Want your very own kit?  Thank you Studio Calico for providing a coupon code for CP viewers ($10 off your kit when you start a subscription)!

To use this coupon…add the subscription to your cart, then add the coupon code in the Promo field – expires 6/21 at 11 pm or while supplies last.

Coupon Code:  CATH10

Click here to visit Studio Calico’s website.

Click here to view the kits.

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 I hope you love this kit as much as I do…it’s right up my alley with the fun colors, patterns and images.  Let me know if you get one of your own!

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Challenge #131 at StampNation went up today!

Can you guess the theme?

Not a StampNation Member yet?

 Click here to learn more and get started!

 

 

Happy Stamping

Easy Ink Smooshed Watercolored Background Video Tutorial

StampNation Sketch Challenge #130.2

I love the weekly challenges at StampNation.  Maureen is our coordinator and always has something to get our Mojo flowing!  Each week, our Dream Team shares amazing samples to inspire SN members and I put up a video of my challenge card.

may22sketchpeekThis week is my favorite type of challenge…it’s a sketch.

Here’s a peek at my project.

Members, hop over to check out the challenge thread and see the DT samples…they did an amazing job and it’s incredible how each card is different, yet the same.

I found the sketch to be so inspirational that I sat down to make a second card.  View the video to see what I did and the inky fun I had!

StampNation Sketch Challenge #130

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SN_button2-23374What do StampNation Members say about this site?

“I learn something new everyday. It never ceases to amaze me how much you can learn from this one website. It just blows my mind. The ladies are so creative and willing to share their talents, its incredible. Normally it would be scattered all over the place not on one site. That to me is incredible. The ease, all in one place. Galleries, tutorials, challenges, swaps. I mean, wow, its all here!”  Bibi L.

 

“There are so many incredible tutorials here and samples that it would be hard not to grow as a paper crafter. The support and encouragement that I have received here has helped give me the confidence to start a blog and enter all kinds of challenges (and win some too). It’s because of this site that I am doing my very first guest designer spot – (which goes live tomorrow) I’m not afraid to try anything now – I don’t have a comfort zone anymore – I’ve learned to embrace all styles of card making!”  Susan

 

“Aside from the community feeling and friendships, the main benefit of the site is continual exposure to new products and companies that I would otherwise not see without hours of internet research. SN is a true one stop shop for techniques, products, ideas and SO much encouragement. I was brand new to card making when I joined and have grown immensely in the past year. People really compliment my cards now, and while I still make some that I am not happy with, I am learning why they don’t work and how to fix them.” Fran

 

“It feels like a close “family” and I feel very “safe” here. Love the wonderful sistahood. I am learning about other parts of the world. Adore learning and having a go at new techniques and trends, and challenges, and everything! Love how we all share, (not just carding), help and support each other here in times of need. I am learning new things all the time that I would othewise never have learnt, in a very safe and nurturiing environment. Love the inspiration at SN. My confidence is really growing! Thank you Catherine for SN and all the Sistahood!”  Lynn

 

“This is my family. I have relationships with people all around the world that I would otherwise have never met. There is a bond, a sense of genuine caring not found on other web sites. There is so much to learn and share also not found in one convenient place as good as SN. I have been here so long I have seen my stamping grow from very amateurish to some real quality work.”  Elaine

 

“The inspiration is amazing. Only being a card maker for about 1 1/2 yrs, I’ve learned SO much here and with the loving support of my sistahs, I’ve gained confidence in my work. I would have never come this far, had it not been for SN. I love the the unity of my extended family, and that, to me, makes my life so much richer.”  Debbie

StampNation Dream Team sketch challenge

This is a peek of the DT projects.

If you’d like to see more videos using this technique, check out these exclusive StampNation Video Tutorials:

Supplies:

  • Flower Friend Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black (SU), Distress Watercolor Paper
  • Ink:  Wild Honey Distress Ink, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay (SU)
  • Accessories:  Clear Block, Rhinestones

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Happy Stamping

Iron Crafter – Watercolor Clear Emboss Resist Card

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Me on the Iron Crafter?  When Chaitali Narla invited me to do an interview with her, I jumped at the chance.  How FUN!

We had an amazing chat which you can see here, and we each made a card using the same stamp set.  Please pop over there, check out her card, the interview and comment on her blog to get a chance to win these fun stamps for your very own self!

CAS-ual Fridays is our sponsor.  Thank you, Michelle!

Since watercoloring is fun and super hot in paper crafting right now, I thought these sweet flowers would be fun with this technique.

Using watercoloring along with the heat emboss resist technique is the perfect way to make your these designs pop.   View the video tutorial to see how I did it:

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I’ve got a little bonus for you!  I couldn’t stop stamping after the video camera turned off.  I made a second card using the same stamps and techniques, just different colors and layout.

Click here to download this bonus project and PDF tutorial for both cards.

You’ll also receive my newsletter which comes out a few times a month with more inspiration for you…see you on the other side!

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If you are interested in Life Scraps, which we talk about in the interview, click here to learn more!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Casual Comfort (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up) Distress Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Versamark (Stampin’ Up)
  • Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Circle Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aquapainter (Stampin’ Up) Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

 Did you enjoy this project? Click here to download the PDF tutorial!

Happy Stamping

Dipped-dyed Ombre Burlap Bags

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Dip Dyed.  Ombre.  Burlap.

Seriously this project is oozing with trendiness!

View the video to see how I dip-dyed these bags.

Fill these bags with chocolate, a gift card or a small gift.

Great for teachers, neighbors, party favors…

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Supplies:

  • My Favorite Stamp Set (Hero Arts), Simple Stems (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Burlap Bags (Jampaper)
  • Reinkers (Stampin’ Up):  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive


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 What’s new at StampNation?  Our weekly challenge!  Can you guess the theme?

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SN_button2-23374Have you joined StampNation yet?

What do the members say about their membership?

“I was brand new to card making when I joined and have grown immensely in the past year. People really compliment my cards now, and while I still make some that I am not happy with, I am learning why they don’t work and how to fix them.”  Fran

“I’ve been really impressed by the wealth of information and the warm, friendly community.  I like having a community in which stampers/crafters can share their creations, questions and discoveries.”  Jean

“This is my family. I have relationships with people all around the world that I would otherwise have never met. There is a bond, a sense of genuine caring not found on other web sites. There is so much to learn and share also not found in one convenient place as good as SN.”  Elaine

It’s an amazing place…you will love it!

Click here to begin your membership today!

 

Happy Stamping