Make It in Minutes Video – 12 All Occasion Cards

Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog postMAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Back in November I shared a video teaching you how to make 12 Christmas cards in a matter of minutes.  As I was looking through some of my retiring Designer Paper, I came across my Sending Love paper stack.  It was great paper and even though I used it mainly for Valentine’s Day, I came up with this idea on how to use it up…. in a non-Valentine way.

Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog post

Talk about a great way to use up some Designer Paper!!!

Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog post

I did add stars and heart punches to the cards but it tied the cards together so nicely.

Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog post

What do you think?  Fun, right?

Let me share the video I did on how to create the Christmas cards but you will see that you can easily convert them to my All Occasions cards pictured below.

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Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog post Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog post Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! CheMake It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog postg post Make It in Minutes- Create 12 All Occasions cards in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 21, 2017 blog post

Here the measurements to make 12 cards:

  • (3) 8 ½” x 11″ Real Red – Score at 4 ¼” and cut at 5 ½” to create (6) cards
  • (3) 8 ½” x 11″ Basic Black – Score at 4 ¼” and cut at 5 ½” to create (6) cards
  • (12) Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • (12) Whisper White – 4″ x 5 ¼” (inside panels)
  • (12) Basic Black – 3 ½” x 3 ¼”
  • (3) Designer Series Paper – 6″ x 6″ (use 3 different patterns)
  • (12) Gold Glimmer Paper – ¼” x 3 ½”, plus scraps for punches

Here are the items you will need to create my 12 All Occasions Cards.  To order, just click a pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red will retire May 31, 2017 or while supplies last
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I hope you enjoyed my quick cards today.  Any designer paper will work so I’m thinking why not create some different cards using other Designer Paper that needs a little extra love?  It’s so easy with this layout!

Yesterday, Ginny’s Show Choir (you may remember them singing to you on Valentine’s Day) had Oklahoma State Choir Competition. She was excited to compete but 6 days before the competition they hit a brick wall.  One of the other groups competing, a trio, discovers that one girl isn’t able to go so the choir teacher asked Ginny if she could quickly learn the words and the music.  Challenge Accepted!  I am so proud of how Ginny jumped in to help, otherwise the trio would have had to drop out.  There was no way Ginny would let her friends do that.

I am happy to say that Show Choir received a 1 on their performance and the trio received a 2 (1 is the highest so they did really well).  Congrats to these teens and their hard work!  What a great day for them!  I think celebratory ice cream might be necessary, don’t you?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I hope to see you back here on Monday!

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TEACH ME THAT – Torn Edge Technique

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Teach Me That is a new series from the Technique Design Team. I am LOVING being a part of this group of demonstrators and having the opportunity to share some fun techniques with you each Thursday.  Today, let’s dive into the Torn Edge Technique.

For some paper crafters, this technique is super easy, for others, it’s a mystery.  The question is always, “How do I get a nice torn edge?”

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you three different methods to achieving a nice torn edge.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

  • No special tools needed for this technique.  Simply tear TOWARDS you in little segments, about ½” to ¾” per segment.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

  • This will give you that jagged edge.  You can use this side for a rougher texture or turn it over for a little softer look.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

  • Another way to get a straight torn edge is to use a ruler.
  • Place the ruler along the side of the cardstock and pull towards you.

  • This will give you a less jagged look and also help you keep the torn edge perfectly straight.  
  • This technique works well when you want to layer torn edges of cardstock as well.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

What if you want to layer 2 pieces together and have the torn edges be the same?

  • Cut the cardstock to size leaving yourself about 1″ to tear.
  • Add a small dot of SNAIL adhesive to the back of the cardstock and layer so that the ends are lined up with each other.  This will help hold the cardstock together as you tear.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

  • Tear the cardstock in small segments 

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

  • Now when you layer them together, the torn edges are the same.  This technique is great when you want to tear at an angle and have the torn areas look the same.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

Now you’re ready to create a card using the Torn Edge technique?  Check out this masculine sympathy card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post TEACH me that! Learn the Torn Edge Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 20, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Pear Pizzazz – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Always Artichoke – 4″ x 5 ½”
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 ½”

Want to create this card using the Torn Edge technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

Here’s another version of the Torn Edge technique.  This one features the Artistically Asian stamp set. 

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Here are the measurements for my second card: 

  • Sahara Sand – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Sahara Sand – 5 ¼” x 4″ (run through Embossing Folder)
  • Basic Black – 3 ½” x 4″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¼” x 2 ¾”

Need any of the items I used on this card?  Use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

 

I hope that you guys are enjoying the new series!  I am really enjoying being a part of the Technique Design Team.  What’s not to love working with some of my besties to bring you new ways to use stamps, ink, and paper?!

Have a fabulous Thursday my friends!  See ya tomorrow!


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Saying Good-Bye to….Endless Birthday Wishes

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

Some stamp sets fall in the “All Time Favorite” category.  Endless Birthday Wishes has always been high on my favorites list but it made another list recently….the Retirement List.

I’m sad to see this set go and I wanted to share a couple of videos with you using this set.  If it’s been on your Wish List, make sure to order it before it disappears forever.  Trust me, this stamp set will not disappoint.  It’s precious!

Today I want to share a throwback video to one of my favorite projects created with Endless Birthday Wishes.   Check out this SWEET birthday easel!

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

What’s not to love about this little easel sitting on a co-worker’s desk to remind them how special they are?

Super cute, right?  Well, there’s more.  You can take this easel and easily turn it into a birthday card.

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

 

Here are the cardstock measurements and the matching Layering Square Framelits to help you create  (NOTE:  The Framelit measurements are the OUTSIDE measurement of the Framelit, not the cut size)

  • Pink Pirouette – 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use the 3 ¼” SCALLOP Square Framelit
  • Basic Black – 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use the 3″ Square Framelit with the 2 ⅜” Square Framelit inside
  • Pool Party – 3″ x 3″, use the 2 ¾” SCALLOP Square Framelit with the 2 ⅜” Square Framelit inside
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3″, use the 2 ⅝” Square Framelit
  • Pink Pirouette – 1″ x 10″, cut down to 1″ x 7 ¾” – score at 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½”, and 7″ (save the scrap for the flowers)
  • Window Sheet – cut to 2 ½” x 2 ½” (no Framelit used)

To create the card, here are the measurements you need to know:

  • Pool Party – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 4 ¼” – from the bottom, measure 2 ¼” and cut a slit from the 1 ½” mark to the 2 ¾” mark

Here are the supplies I used on my Endless Birthday Easel Card.  Remember, use what you have, order what you need!  Just click a pic to order!

 

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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It’s a day of remembrance here in Oklahoma City today.  On April 19, 1995, two men plotted and initiated a horrible terrorist attack in our downtown area. A truck filled with explosives was placed in front of the Murrah Federal Building and at 9:02am, it exploded, killing 168 people and injuring close to 700.

I’m sure a lot of you remember that day and watching TV in total disbelief that anything like this could happen here in the USA.

It is a reminder that we should cherish every morning, say “I love you” to the ones we hold dear, and continue to pray for peace in our nation.

I don’t want the end of my post to be somber or make you feel sad but to encourage you to celebrate your life and to hug those you love.  🙂  I hope you know how much I love you guys and I want you to know that I cherish you!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #2 Create a Card Cover

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #2 - Card Cover - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 18, 2017

Last week I started a little mini series on fun ways to use Stampin’ Up’s cardstock vellum.  Did you catch that?  “Cardstock” vellum.  This isn’t that flimsy vellum you may have used in the past.  Because of its heavier weight, it has so many more possibilities.

Let me share today’s tip on how to create a vellum card cover like this one.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #2 - Card Cover - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 18, 2017

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #2 - Card Cover - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 18, 2017

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Cardstock Vellum – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Blushing Bride cardstock – 8 ¼” x 5 ¼”, score and fold at 4 ⅛” 

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Want to order any of the supplies you need?  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

 

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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If you are a Law & Order: SVU fan, you know that we are kindred spirits.  This is my favorite TV show.  If there is a Law & Order: SVU marathon on, forget it.  I am on the couch for the rest of the day.

One of our local channels airs L&O on Monday nights.  Last night was a repeat of my favorite episode ever.  If you are fan like me, when I say, “The Stuckey Episode”, do you know which one I mean?  Of course you do!  BEST PLOT TWIST ever!  

What’s sad is that the opening scene is a couple rollerblading and I scream, “It’s the Stuckey Episode!!!!”  Mr. Awesome just looks at me like I’ve lost my mind.  “How do you know that from 2 people rollerblading?”  All I can say is…. it’s a gift.

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Well, that’s it for me today.  Join me tomorrow for a throw-back video to a wonderful shaker frame using the Endless Wishes stamp set. It’s always been a favorite of mine and this stamp set is going to retire at the end of May.   I just had to share the video again because the project is just too cute.

Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday everyone!  


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MAKE IT MONDAY – Flamingo Hello Tutorial

Make It Monday - FLAMINGO HELLO CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 17, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

It’s time for another Make It Monday.  I have been in a “brights” mood lately and I pulled a stamp set off the shelf that needed some extra lovin’ – Pop of Paradise.

Make It Monday - FLAMINGO HELLO CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 17, 2017 blog post!

The bright colors of this card really made my happy and that little touch of Silver Metallic Thread was perfect here.

Make It Monday - FLAMINGO HELLO CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 17, 2017 blog post!

Oh, and I also used another stamp set that needed some love – You’ve Got This.  It has this huge background stamp in it and just look what a difference it made on this card.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.  Click the picture to make it larger!

Make It Monday - FLAMINGO HELLO CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 17, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free FLAMINGO HELLO card tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the FLAMINGO HELLO card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Christina came home from college for the weekend so it was nice to hang out with her.  

We had a wonderful Easter service at church.  I love my church family so much.  We attend a small church and I just love the feeling of family that we have there.  

You guys know that we love all things musicals.  Well, somehow we have never gotten around to seeing “Beauty & the Beast” so we made sure that was on the list of “must do’s” this weekend. It was an absolutely beautiful movie.  Disney did a fantastic job.

Mr. Awesome finished up the taxes.  I know, I know…. we started them, stopped them, started them again, got side-tracked.  Oh let’s just call it what it is… we procrastinated.  I know that he hates doing taxes so he just chipped away at them little by little.  Good news!  We actually get a little money back this year.  Yay!

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Tomorrow, I have a another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video in the Vellum series. See ya then my wonderful stamping friends!


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Stampin' Up Retirement List 2017 - download it at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 11, 2017 blog post

It’s that time again!  We have to say good-bye to some stamps and accessories in our current catalog as we get ready for our NEW catalog in June.  You may have stamp sets on your wish list and you will want to make sure they didn’t get “cut”.  If they did….Order now!  Oh, and did you notice that some items are discounted up to 50% off?  You bargain hunters are going to be SO happy!

Click on the logo to download the list.  I will keep you updated weekly on what is available but honestly, don’t wait.   Everything on this list is “While Supplies Last” and every year I hear from disappointed crafters who missed out on some of the items they really needed (like In Color cardstock and ink refills).  To order, CLICK HERE

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

I know a lot of you are BIG FANS of Paper Pumpkin.  I am too.  A couple of weeks ago I shared that there was a very special Paper Pumpkin kit for April.  I was thrilled to see so many of you jump on the opportunity to give it a try.  Well, I can tell you, you WON’T be disappointed.

Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up’s CEO, designed the April kit and she shared a video on how to use it.  I know that many of you will be receiving your kit today or later this week so I wanted to make sure I got this video to you right away.

 

I am super excited for my kit to arrive!!!  I think I will be stalking my mailman today!

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, maybe seeing how amazing the kits are will entice you to be a subscriber.  There are two ways to take advantage of it…

OR

(Sadly, unless you were a subscriber by April 10th, the April kit is already shipped and not available.  Sorry.)

Don’t fall in the FOMO trap (Fear Of Missing Out)!  Join today!  Just click the Paper Pumpkin photos above to take advantage of either a Month-to-Month subscription (this automatically charges your credit card each month around the 10th) OR purchase a Pre-Paid subscription (you will be sent a Subscription Code to redeem your subscription when you’re ready. If you chose this option, be sure to add the Host Code to get your free gift from me).  Remember, the shipping is already included in the price.

You can cancel or even skip a month of Paper Pumpkin anytime.  I hope you’ll try it out!

Thanks for letting me interrupt your Saturday but I know you are excited to get to creating with your Paper Pumpkin kit this month!!!  Happy stamping!

Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!

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FLASH CARD – Packing Tape Glitter Window Card – Video No. 94

FLASH CARD by Connie Stewart - Packing Tape Glitter Window Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 14, 2017 blog post

Yesterday I shared a TEACH ME THAT technique called the Packing Tape Glitter technique.  Both cards I shared were Flash Cards and I wanted to share a video on how to create this card.

FLASH CARD by Connie Stewart - Packing Tape Glitter Window Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 14, 2017 blog post

This card is such a WOW in person with that gorgeous glitter.  Who doesn’t love glitter and bling?

FLASH CARD by Connie Stewart - Packing Tape Glitter Window Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 14, 2017 blog post
Let’s get going with today’s FLASH CARD video….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them.

  • Blushing Bride – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored and folded at 5 ½” OR 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored and folded at 4 ¼”
  • Pool Party Flash Card – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 2 ½” x 4″

Want to order any of the stamps or accessories needed to make today’s PACKING TAPE GLITTER CARD?  Just click a pic to order! 


Items in RED will retire May 31, 2017 – available while supplies last

*Also Available in Wood Mount

Do you love FLASH CARDS?

Why not make your life a little easier and get 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. Want more? Save when you order all 5 Color Families! 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 and do not count towards Stampin’ Rewards)

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Guess what I did yesterday?  Cleaned my stamp studio.  I honestly don’t know how I have been able to do anything in my room.  I also had a wonderful girl, Morgan, coming over who just got engaged and she asked if I would help create her wedding invitations.  I was so tickled to be able to do this for her.  Morgan was in “9 to 5 the Musical” with me and I absolutely fell in love with this girl.  To design these wedding invites is going to be a lot of fun with her.

My priorities got a little off whack and I do have some thank you cards to get mailed out but I needed a clean space to work on them.  Ahhh, it’s clean and ready for me to work again.  If you placed an order with me, your thank you will be in the mail over the weekend.  🙂

That’s it for me!  Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friends!  I hope you know how much I love and appreciate you all!  Mwah!  See ya Monday!


Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!

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TEACH ME THAT – Packing Tape Glitter Technique

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Are you ready to learn another technique in my BRAND NEW series, Teach Me That?!  Every Thursday I will be sharing a new technique, with the help of the Technique Design Team, to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level.  I’m so excited!!!

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to take a little piece of packing tape and some glitter.  Just look at this! 

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

If you thought it looked like a Flash Card… you are correct!  I cut the butterfly from the Basic Black layer.

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

  • Die cut your favorite Framelit or Thinlit from cardstock.  I used the Butterflies Thinlits.

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

  • Place the die cut face down on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Cover the die cut with packing tape.  If you need to add more to cover it all, it’s fine.  The seams of the packing tape won’t show.

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

  • Trim away the excess tape.  This is super easy to do because the die cut works with you as you cut.TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post
  • Now comes the fun part!  Sprinkle glitter onto the packing tape. Prepare to ooh and ahh.

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

  • Flip the image over and really press the packing tape into the glitter.  Just look at that amazing image! 

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

  • Messy?  Okay, maybe a little but isn’t the final image SO worth a little glitter mess?  Take any excess glitter from your hands and rub on your face.  Sparkle for the rest of the day!
  • Now you’re ready to create a card using the glitter image!  

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my card (yep, it’s a Flash Card):

  • Calypso Coral – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½”

Want to create my card using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

Items in RED will retire May 31, 2017 – available while supplies last

*Also available in Wood Mount

Here’s another version of the Packing Tape Glitter technique.  This one features the Layering Square framelits.  Do you just love that little window?

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

This card is also a Flash Card.  Isn’t it sweet?

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

Join me tomorrow for a video tutorial on creating this card.

TEACH me that! Learn the Packing Tape Glitter Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 13, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my Amazing Mother card: 

  • Blushing Bride – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Soft Sky – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½” + scrap for Sentiment

Need any of the items I used on this card today?  Use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic to order!


Items in RED will retire May 31, 2017 – available while supplies last

*Also available in Wood Mount

I do hope that everyone is enjoying the Teach Me That series.  

There was some confusion last week when I shared the ZenDoodle technique.  Some of you may have seen the project on someone else’s blog.  I should have mentioned it on my first post but I am on the Technique Design Team and we do share the techniques and projects we create with each other.  Sometimes we create new cards and other times we will share each other’s projects.  The goal is to teach you new techniques and I hope that the Technique Design Team is doing just that.

So, if you see projects here at Simply Simple Stamping and on another blog, no reason to be alarmed. We are just demonstrators who LOVE to share what we love with each other and on each other’s blogs.


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MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Swirly Thanks Card

MAKE IT IN MINUTES by Connie Stewart - Swirly Thanks Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 12, 2017 blog postMAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

 Hello my stampin’ friends!  How are you today?  It’s a little on the dreary side today in Oklahoma so I decided to create a card with some spring colors.  

MAKE IT IN MINUTES by Connie Stewart - Swirly Thanks Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 12, 2017 blog post

I needed a thank you card for my wonderful hostess in Minneapolis and this card turned out fabulous.  I love that a card so pretty can be made so fast!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES by Connie Stewart - Swirly Thanks Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 12, 2017 blog post

Let me share today’s video with you….

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MAKE IT IN MINUTES by Connie Stewart - Swirly Thanks Card - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 12, 2017 blog post

Here the measurements for my card in case you missed them:

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored and folded at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 3 ½” x 4 ¾”
  • Marina Mist – 3 ⅝” x 4 ⅞” or 3 ¾” x 5″

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*Also available in Wood Mount

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So yesterday I told you that I attempted homemade yogurt made in the microwave and promised an update.  I am so excited to tell you that it worked….for the most part.  lol  

It tastes great but the texture isn’t quite what I wanted (a little grainy) so I will try it again.  The good news is that it’s edible and adding some blueberries and a tiny bit of sweetener was all it needed.  It’s very fresh-tasting and doesn’t have any of that icky aftertaste.  I am not a big fan of yogurt but THIS is amazing.

I did learn, after some Google searching, that microwave yogurt is a recipe that you have to practice so I will make some adjustments next time.  The price was awesome!  I made 6 servings for under $2 and I can add what I want to it.  It’s always fun to try something new, am I right?  I think I will stick to stamping though.  I am not that great in the kitchen.

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Stampin' Up Retirement List 2017 - download it at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 11, 2017 blog post

CLICK HERE to see the full list of stamps & accessories that will be retiring on May 31st.  Many of them are on sale up to 50% off!  Everything on this list are “While Supplies Last” so get your favorites while you can.  CLICK HERE to order!  Remember, if your order is $50 or more, you will receive a special invite to the SPOILED STAMPERS SUPPORT GROUP!

When you place a $50 or more order in my Online Store, you earn a coveted spot in this exclusive Facebook group.  You will enjoy special perks available only to my Spoiled Stampers.

  • 1-month pass* to the Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • A hand-stamped thank you card with your invitation inside
  • Guaranteed to receive the most current Stampin’ Up catalogs
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes
  • Exclusive project and tutorials not available anywhere else
  • Sneak peeks of new products and videos
  • A fun place to share what you love – stamping and paper crafting!
* Place a $50 or more order in April and your 1-month pass begins in May

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And that is all for me today.  I started doing a big clean up on my stamp room (hello Spring cleaning!) and I want to get some more things organized today.  I guess if it’s supposed to rain, this is a good day to do it.

See you tomorrow everyone!!!


Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #1 – Heat Embossing

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #1 - Heat Emboss - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 11, 2017

I have a fun little 2-Minute Tip mini series for you.  Over the next several weeks I am going to share quick tips on using Vellum Cardstock.  Many of us used vellum WAY back when and it’s true…. it was difficult to work with.  It was super thin and really delicate.  

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #1 - Heat Emboss - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 11, 2017

Vellum gives an amazing softness to a project but we’ve kind of turned our back on it.  Many don’t know that Stampin’ Up’s vellum is CARDSTOCK vellum so it’s sturdy and much easier to work with.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #1 - Heat Emboss - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 11, 2017

Today I want to share with you how to HEAT EMBOSS using Vellum Cardstock.  A lot of crafters never think about heat embossing on vellum because it’s so thin but as I said, Stampin’ Up offers a cardstock thickness of vellum and it holds up very well to the heat too. 

 

The measurements for my card are:

  • Soft Sky Cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 4 ½” x 3″
  • Vellum Cardstock – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

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Want to order any of the supplies you need to create the card?  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

 

I am excited about sharing some fun ways to use Vellum.  Who knows how many tips I will have but I plan on at least 4.  It really is a lovely medium to work with.

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Stampin' Up Retirement List 2017 - download it at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 11, 2017 blog post

It’s that time again!  We have to say good-bye to some stamps and accessories in our current catalog as we get ready for our NEW catalog in June.  You may have stamp sets on your wish list and you will want to make sure they didn’t get “cut”. If they did?  Order now!  Oh, and did you notice that some items are discounted up to 50% off?  You bargain hunters are going to be SO happy!

Click on the logo to download the list.  I will keep you updated weekly on what is available but honestly, don’t wait.   Everything on this list is “While Supplies Last” and every year I hear from disappointed crafters who missed out on some of the items they really needed (like In Color cardstock and ink refills).  To order, CLICK HERE

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So, I am stepping way out of my comfort zone today.  I am making homemade Greek yogurt!  While I was in Minneapolis, my friend Kelly showed me how.  Oh my gosh was it GOOD!  You actually make it in the microwave.  It’s cooling now and then I have to strain it.  It won’t be ready until later tonight and I hope it’s worth the wait.

I’m not going to share a recipe since I have no idea how it’s going to turn out yet.  I will let you know.

I am very excited about it though.  I have some blueberries just itching to be thrown in!

Well, that’s it for me today.  Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday my sweet stampin’ peeps!!!


Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!

*Before tax & shipping