2- MINUTE TUESDAY TIP – Getting Clear Mount Stamps to Stick

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Today I want to answer a question I get asked quite often….

“How can I get my clear mount stamps to cling better?”  

Yep, it can be a problem but really the solutions are very simple.  Let me share some quick ways to get your clear mount stamps to STICK!


If you are unable to see the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Does it get any easier than that?  I think not.  I hope that you find today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video helpful!  

Want to get your hands on that Cleaning Cloth?  Click on the picture to ORDER.  When you place your order, be sure to add the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S to your order.  When you do, you will be rewarded with SIX Exclusive Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos & tutorials for September.  These videos are not available on the website but are set aside for those who use the monthly Hostess Code.  Who doesn’t want more videos and ideas?

I sure appreciate you guys tuning in today!  Be sure to join me tomorrow for STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEDNESDAY Freebie!  I created a Two-for-One card that I know you will just love!  See ya then!

Just a note…. I am in St. George, Utah this week for the Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle retreat.  If you email me and I don’t respond, please know that I am away from my “real” computer and will be working with just an iPad.  I will respond to you as soon as I get back next week.  If you place an order and use the Hostess Code, I will mail out your videos & tutorials when I return.  Thank you for being so patient!

Hope your Tuesday is amazing!  See ya tomorrow!


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FLASH CARDS 2.0 – Thank You Flower Border Card – Video No. 58

FLASH CARD 2.0 - Thank You Flower Border Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comYou will love the simplicity of today’s Flash Card 2.0.  I know I did.  I like things simple.  A little stamping, a little coloring, and suddenly you have a stunning thank you card.

FLASH CARD 2.0 - Thank You Flower Border Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD 2.0 - Thank You Flower Border Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Why not make up lots of these and add the sentiment as needed? You might need this to be a Thinking of You card or a Get Well card. Add the sentiment when you’re ready!
Here are some measurements in case you missed them:
  • Calypso Coral cardstock – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Island Indigo – 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ – cut in half – 1 1/6″
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 5 3/8″ – cut (2) – 7/8″
Want to order the supplies I used on today’s card? ORDER anytime!  Use what you have, order what you need!  

Be sure to use the September Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S when you place your $20 or more order so that I can send you the SIX Exclusive Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos & tutorials for this month.  They are SO cool!


WANT FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Want to get started creating WITHOUT all that cutting of cardstock?  ORDER FLASH CARDS TO GO Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors or save $$ by purchasing the entire collection!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only)

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Well, tomorrow is the day!  The day I fly to St. George, Utah for the Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle retreat.  I will spend the week hanging out with the top 125 demonstrators from the USA and Canada.  I will have the opportunity to swap card ideas with these talented ladies (and a gentleman).   I am so excited!!!  I will be sharing lots of these cards on my blog over the next few weeks so be sure to keep checking back for LOTS of great ideas from the Holiday Catalog.

Now, just because I’m going to be gone doesn’t mean I am leaving you high and dry!  Heck no!  I have blog posts waiting for you throughout the week so keep coming back for more videos and fun projects!

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!  See ya back here tomorrow!


Today is the final day for this week’s WEEKLY DEALS – September 9 – 15, 2014

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What’S Up Punch Item # 133781
Regular Price: $16.95 
Discounted Price: $12.71 




2″ Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $16.95 
Discounted Price: $12.71 




Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups Item # 116802
Regular Price: $2.95 
Discounted Price: $2.21 




Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter Item # 133751
Regular Price: $4.95 
Discounted Price: $3.71 




Blushing Bride Baker’S Twine Item # 134577
Regular Price: $2.95 
Discounted Price: $2.21 




Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129984
Regular Price: $7.95 
Discounted Price: $5.96 




Hexagon Punch Item # 130919
Regular Price: $15.95  
Discounted Price: $11.96 




World Traveler Photobook Template – Digital Download Item # 130066
Regular Price: $17.95 
Discounted Price: $10.77 

FLASH CARD – Bright & Beautiful Christmas Card – Video No. 63

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Bright & Beautiful Christmas Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Maybe this will be your card for this year. It’s a simple Flash Card with non-traditional traditional colors which makes it stand out amongst all the “store-bought” cards that your friends and family will get. Hey, I want your card to be special!

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Bright & Beautiful Christmas Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I used only one stamp set, Bright & Beautiful, to create the card.  I love this set (and I love using only one set to create a card)!  Bonus:  this is one of those stamp sets you will be able use year-round because stars aren’t just for Christmas.  :)

I also chose to let my stamp pad, the Metallic Silver Ink Pad,  be the wow factor on this card.  There are other metallic ink pads on the market but several of my customers have told me that nothing compares to our Encore Silver Metallic ink pad.  It dries quickly and that is a must.

Well, let’s check out today’s FLASH CARD…

If you are unable to see the video, CLICK HERE to view it online

Here are some details in case you missed them:
  • Blackberry cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Flash Card)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 2 1/2″ (Flash Card)
  • Star Framelits – use the 2nd smallest star
Want to order the supplies I used on today’s Christmas card? Click on the picture below.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need!  

Be sure to add Hostess Cod PCWBEZ7S on your order of $20 or more.  I have a fabulous thank you gift – six exclusive videos AND tutorials for this month’s Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild!  Wahoo!!!

This is the card I created for my Founder’s Circle retreat.  I will have the opportunity to swap card ideas with the Top 115 demonstrators from the US and Canada.  How cool is that?  I leave on Tuesday morning and I am so excited!!!  I will be sharing lots of these cards on my blog over the next few weeks so be sure to keep checking back for LOTS of great ideas from the Holiday Catalog.

WANT FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Want to get started creating WITHOUT all that cutting of cardstock?  ORDER FLASH CARDS TO GO Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors or save $$ by purchasing the entire collection!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only)

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  See ya right back here on Monday!  Here’s to a great weekend of stamping…. may your ink pads be juicy and your creative juices inky!

Holy Cow! Photopolymer stamps! Must Haves!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up releases photopolymer stamps all year round?  You can’t see them in our catalog but they are stamps you absolutely want to add to your wish list.  I thought today would be a good day to share with you some photopolymer stamps that may be NEW to you.

The newest stamp set is called You’re Wonderful.  What a beautiful set!  Those words might look a little skiwompus but they have that curve so they can fit inside the flags surrounding  the word “Wonderful”.  I’m sure the wheels in your head are spinning with ideas for this new stamp set!
You're Wonderful Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

You’re Wonderful – #139158

Endless Birthday Wishes was SO popular in sold out in about a week.  I can see why!  It’s just an fabulous stamp and I’m in LOVE with that font!  I love that I can change the fonts to create a sentiment. 

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Endless Birthday Wishes – #137553

How about some stamp sets for the kids and grandkids?  Well, I have you covered there too.  Check these out!
Yee-Haw Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Yee-Haw – #138107

Dear Heart Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Dear Heart – #138157

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Calling All Heroes – #138002

The holidays are here and I don’t want you to miss out on some fun stamp sets to use for Halloween and Christmas.  You might want to add these to your order!

Bite Me Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Bite Me – #134622

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Christmas Bliss – #138897

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer stamp set - order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Christmas Tagables – #134623

Just for fun today, I thought I would share a video I posted last year using Christmas Tagables.  Keep in mind that the ribbon and Washi Tape aren’t available BUT not to worry, we have lots of great embellishments you can add to make this card uniquely YOU.  I just like the subway art technique that I was able to create with this stamp set.

If you’re not able to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Hope you liked my little THROWBACK THURSDAY video.  To order any of the  photopolymer stamp sets, just click on the picture.  It’s so easy!

I will have a BRAND NEW FLASH CARD video for you tomorrow so be sure to come back for that!  Have a wonderful day my stamping friends!!!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday – Chalkboard Awesomeness

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday….it’s been a week since my kids have gone back to school and it is just starting to feel like I might get a routine soon! It’s kind of bitter sweet, I love having them home in the summer but also love the schedule it creates for all of us when the return to school.

We really did have a great summer together and managed to do a whole bunch of fun things together- I do love family time!

Today’s card is all about being AWESOME!! My 14 year old was teasing me that this card is all about her. I have to admit, I do have an AWESOME bunch of kids- even with two teenagers in the house!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday FREE Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I love using Craft White Ink on a dark colour…I find it really makes it pop, don’t you think?!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday FREE Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHere’s the HOW-TO video…


If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Want to create today’s card?  Click on a picture to ORDER the things you need:

Remember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the September Hostess Code you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for September.   They are fabulous projects so be sure to order and use that hostess code!

In the USA? Order HERE from CONNIE and use the September Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S (USA)

In CANADA?  Order HERE from JOSEE and use the September Hostess Code: SP97KYQW (CAN)

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild September Sneek Peak - Get your SIX exclusive videos FREE with any $20 or more order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHope you guys have a terrific Wednesday!  See ya back here tomorrow!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip video – How to use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig


2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Have you ever struggled lining up 2-Step stamps “just right”?  Or maybe you stamped an image that was “less than perfect”?  Yep, it happens to all of us.

Today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip I want to share with you a tool you may have seen in our catalog and wondered, “What the heck is that thing?”  It’s called a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and it is the most amazing little tool you can ever own.  Check out today’s video…


See?  It’s really that simple!  I’ve had my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for years!  In fact, they don’t come in purple anymore (for you purple fans, my apologies).  

I recommend this tool highly!  I really do.  It can save you so much time and frustration when you’re needing to line up letters, or when you need a sentiment stamped in a VERY specific spot, perhaps a narrow spot, on your project.  It takes just a minute or two to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig and that is SO worth it.  Don’t risk having to start all over because your image went skiwaumpus.  Pull out your Stamp-a-ma-jig!

I hope you guys found today’s Tuesday Tip useful!  If you’re ready to order yours, be sure to check out the great deals on this week’s WEEKLY DEALS sale!

Speaking of the Weekly Deals, why didn’t someone tell me that we now have a 2″ circle punch?  No joke, I had no idea until I saw it on the Weekly Deals today.  Well, one guess what’s going on MY next order!


WEEKLY DEALS – September 9 – 15, 2014

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What’S Up Punch Item # 133781
Regular Price: $16.95 
SALE PRICE: $12.71 




2″ Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $16.95 
SALE PRICE: $12.71 




Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups Item # 116802
Regular Price: $2.95 
SALE PRICE:  $2.21 




Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter Item # 133751
Regular Price: $4.95 
SALE PRICE: $3.71 




Blushing Bride Baker’S Twine Item # 134577
Regular Price: $2.95 
SALE PRICE: $2.21 




Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129984
Regular Price: $7.95 
SALE PRICE: $5.96 




Hexagon Punch Item # 130919
Regular Price: $15.95 
SALE PRICE: $11.96 




World Traveler Photobook Template – Digital Download Item # 130066
Regular Price: $17.95 
SALE PRICE: $10.77 

NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD – Celebrate Banner Card – Video No. 14 (now or wow) and Video No. 62 (Flash Card)

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD Video - Celebrate Banner Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Today’s card is a double whammy…it’s a Now or Wow AND it’s a Flash Card!  What’s not to love about this card?  It’s happy, it’s fun, and it’s got POLKA DOTS!  I love me some polka dots!!!
NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD Video - Celebrate Banner Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com This card was given to me from Stampin’ Up for being in the Top 10 this year (wahoo!!!)  I think this is the most special card ever!!  I knew when I saw it that it was meant to be a Flash Card but when I started making it, I quickly realized that it was also meant to be a WOW card too!  Happy happy!!
NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD Video - Celebrate Banner Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I think the WOW card is my favorite though.  I love the extra layer of Calypso Coral cardstock and the extra dots amongst the Dotty Angle stamp.  It just adds that extra “wow” factor.
NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD Video - Celebrate Banner Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com  You can even use the dots to cover up boo-boos, like I did here.  Of course, I don’t call them boo-boos, I call them “creative opportunities”.

Ready for today’s video?  Let’s go…

If you are unable to see the video, CLICK HERE to view it online

Here are the details in case you missed them:
  • Coastal Cabana – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 2 1/2″, cut to 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ (Flash Card)
  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut to 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Flash Card)
As always, use what you have and ORDER what you need!  ORDER the things you need by clicking on the picture below.  Oh, and why not add the SEPTEMBER Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S to your order of $20 or more so you can get the SIX exclusive videos for this month.  Josee and I really pulled out all the stops this month.  You don’t want to miss out on the projects for September.

WANT FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Want to get started creating WITHOUT all that cutting of cardstock?  ORDER FLASH CARDS TO GO Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors or save $$ by purchasing the entire collection!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only)

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And that my stamping friends is today’s NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD project for today.  I hope you liked it!  Be sure to join me back here tomorrow for another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video!

Have a wonderful Monday!


LAST DAY FOR THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS – September 2 – 8, 2014

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Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds Item # 131272
Regular Price: $7.95 
SALE PRICE: $5.96 




White Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 
SALE PRICE: $5.21




Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin’ Ink Refill Item # 131167
Regular Price: $2.95 
SALE PRICE: $2.21




Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Item # 131161
Regular Price: $2.95 
SALE PRICE: $2.21




Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Item # 122933
Regular Price: $2.95 
SALE PRICE: $2.21




Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Item # 122932
Regular Price: $2.95 
SALE PRICE: $2.21




Back To School Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130980
Regular Price: $17.95 
SALE PRICE: $10.77


NOW or WOW – Crayon Resist White Christmas Card – Video No. 13

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I am just loving the NOW or WOW series!  It really is fun to see how you can take a simple card and step it up a notch or two.  Yesterday I shared a Flash Card with you and it will serve as my “NOW” card.
FLASH CARD Video Series - White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD Video Series - White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Today I am sharing the WOW version of the Flash Card. Both are very pretty but this one carries a little extra “wow” factor with the crayon resist snow on the branches.
Now or WOW Video Series - Crayon Resist White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Now or WOW Video Series - Crayon Resist White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I hope you enjoy my next installment of NOW or WOW!  Let’s start the video…

If you are unable to see the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are some details in case you missed them in the video:
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Flash Card)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 8″ x 5 1/4″ scored at 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 2 1/2″ (Flash Card)
Here is a list of the supplies I used. Use what you have, ORDER what you need.  Just click on a picture!

Remember when you place your order to use the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S.  I have (6), count ‘em  SIX exclusive videos and tutorials for you.  Just my way of saying THANK YOU.  You will absolutely LOVE the projects that Josee and I have for you this month.  I think September is our best collection ever!  Home decor, gift boxes, cards with “spin”.  Fabulous!!!

My hope is that you have some crafting time over the weekend!  May your ink pads be juicy and your creative juices be inky!

See ya back here on Monday!

FLASH CARD – White Christmas Card – Video No. 61

FLASH CARD Video Series - White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Can you believe it?  It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards.  Wait… what?  How can that be?  And how can it already be September?  For crafters, September is a big kick-off month for holiday crafting so I wanted to start sharing with you some Christmas cards to help get you started.

FLASH CARD Video Series - White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Flash Cards make the best, and most affordable, Christmas cards.  I just love them and I must say, I LOVE today’s card.  Clean and simple cards really are stunning.  This card is just wintery and well…. serene.  It has a peaceful feel to it.

And now on to today’s video…

If you are unable to see the video, CLICK HERE to view it online

Here are some details in case you missed them in the video:
  • Whisper White cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Flash Card)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 2 1/2″ (Flash Card)
Here is a list of the supplies I used. Use what you have, ORDER what you need.  Just click on a picture!  

Be sure to use the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S if your order is $20 or more.  I have (6), count ‘em  SIX exclusive videos and tutorials for you.  Just my way of saying THANK YOU.  You will absolutely LOVE the projects that Josee and I have for you this month.  I think September is our best collection ever!  Home decor, gift boxes, cards with “spin”.  Fabulous!!!


WANT FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Want to get started creating WITHOUT all that cutting of cardstock?  ORDER FLASH CARDS TO GO Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors or save $$ by purchasing the entire collection!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only)

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Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!  See ya right back here tomorrow for the NOW OR WOW version of today’s card!  You’ll love it!