2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #6 – Texture Embossing

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #6 - Texture Embossing Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 16, 2017

I hope you guys have enjoyed the 2-Minute Tuesday Tip vellum series.  Today is the final video in the series and I want to share with you how to texture emboss vellum. Embossed vellum is really amazing because when the vellum creases in the Embossing Folder, it creases ‘white’.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #6 - Texture Embossing Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 16, 2017

Isn’t it beautiful?  The vellum gives such a nice softness to the card and that embossed image is such a nice look.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #6 - Texture Embossing Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 16, 2017

Let me share the video for Vellum Tip #6….

 

Here are the measurements for my card:

  • Pink Pirouette – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Vellum Cardstock – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 2″
  • Blushing Bride ribbon – 4 ¼” + bow

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I had a blast sharing all the different ways you can use Vellum cardstock.  I hope you enjoyed them all.  If you missed any of the tips, you can find the complete series by searching the Categories for 2-Minute Tuesday Tips.  They will be the first videos posted.

Have a wonderful Tuesday my friends!  Can’t wait to share more stamping with you tomorrow.  See ya then!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #5 – Coloring Vellum

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #5 - Coloring Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 9, 2017

I have really enjoyed sharing these 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos on how to use cardstock vellum.  I have a new one for you today.  Have you ever wondered how you can color vellum?

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #5 - Coloring Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 9, 2017 2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #5 - Coloring Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 9, 2017

Isn’t it beautiful?  The vellum gives such a nice softness to the card but the colors are what make it a WOW.  

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #5 - Coloring Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 9, 2017

The Detailed Floral thinlits are beautiful cut from cardstock vellum.

Let me share the video for Vellum Tip #5….

 

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #5 - Coloring Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 9, 2017

Here are the measurements for my card:

  • Blushing Bride – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 ⅝” x 4 ⅞”
  • Whisper White – 3 ½” x 4 ¾”
  • Vellum – 3 ½” x 4 ¼”

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Yesterday we moved Christina out of the dorm and home for the summer.  Whew!  That girl has a lot of stuff and it’s all neatly stored in the garage until the fall semester.  I am excited to have her home though.  One thing about Christina, if you’re not happy for any reason, just hang out with her for about 5 minutes and you’ll be laughing hysterically.  🙂

Both girls had auditions last night for “Beauty and the Beast”.  Me?  I decided to “pass”.  I have a lot going on right now and even though I would LOVE to be in that show, the timing wasn’t right.   The director said the cast list won’t go up until May 22nd so the girls have a LONG wait to see if they got cast in the show.  There were about 76 people at auditions and he only needs about 30.  Waiting for a cast list to go up is the hardest thing ever.  

I hope that you guys have a fabulous Tuesday!  Can’t wait to share more stamping with you tomorrow.  See ya then my stampin’ peeps!

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #4 – Vellum Flowers

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

I have really enjoyed sharing these 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos on how to use cardstock vellum.  I have a new one for you today.  How about soft vellum flowers?

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

Aren’t they beautiful?  They give such a nice softness to a card.  The Blossom Bunch punch works great to create the layered flowers on this card.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

Check out this box!  WOW!  That vellum succulent turned out gorgeous!
2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

I added some Silver Dazzling Details to the center but silver glimmer paper would have been beautiful as well.

Let me share the video for Vellum Tip #4

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

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You’ve heard of Beatle Mania…..well,in our house, it’s ANT Mania…. as in pesky little black ants.  We had all the rain over the weekend and the ants have been making my stamp room their new Hilton!  EEK!

Pinterest to the rescue!  I found a way to get rid of them and although I wasn’t sure if it would work, after a couple of hours, this is what I find.

Kill ants - ⅓ c. sugar, 1 T. Borax, 1 cup warm water

EWW!  Look at all of them!!!  Pinterest sure saved me!  So, I thought I would pass along the secret recipe.  Okay, not secret.  It was on Pinterest.

  • ⅓ c. sugar
  • 1 T. Borax
  • 1 cup warm water

Mix together and drop cotton balls in the mixture.  Set the cotton balls in the lids of water or pop bottles and walk away.  In about an hour, the ants will be sucking that delicious concoction and take the Borax back to their nest….killing them all.  Wow.  It sounds so morbid.

I’ll let you know if the ants went marching home or not!

 

I hope that you guys have a fabulous Tuesday!  Can’t wait to share more stamping with you tomorrow.  See ya then my stampin’ peeps!

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Vellum Tip #3 – Vellum Overlays

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #3 - Vellum Overlays - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 25, 2017

Are you ready for video #3 in the mini series on different ways to use Stampin’ Up’s cardstock vellum?  Today I want to share how to create beautiful overlays using Framelits and Thinlits.  It’s just amazing what a little vellum can do to a die cut to create a softness and a delicate touch.

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

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #3 - Vellum Overlays - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 25, 2017

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #3 - Vellum Overlays - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 25, 2017 2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #3 - Vellum Overlays - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 25, 2017

Here are my measurements for my card:

  • Wisteria Wonder cardstock – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Blushing Bride – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • So Saffron – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Cardstock Vellum – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

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Well, that’s it for me today.  Join me tomorrow for a throw-back video on SUPER Flash Cards using the Fresh Fruit stamp set. Super Flash Cards are a great way to make 8 cards in a Flash and the Fresh Fruit stamp set is going to retire at the end of May.   I just had to share the video again because the project is amazing.

Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday everyone!  


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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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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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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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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!!!


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