Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday!

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Hello friends! It’s Josee! Today is my day and I just keep thinking….the more I stamp SPRING-type cards….maybe the Mother Nature will take the hint and get rid of all this snow!

I love butterflies and especially love these 2 colours together!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday FREEBIE - Free Video Tutorial - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I love the contrast between the bright butterfly and the silhouettes of the flowers, don’t you?  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to coordinate the products together.

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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday FREEBIE - Free Video Tutorial - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Sponge Daubers are so functional and make it so easy to make this butterfly on the card pop!

Let’s get to the video….this card really only takes minutes to make!

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Here is a complete supply list of everything I used on today’s project

  • Summer Silhouettes stamp set (wood #132082  clear #126447)
  • Lots of Thanks stamp set (wood #129687  clear #129690)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock  #131297  (5 ½” x 8 ½”)
  • Strawberry Slush cardstock   #130023 (4″ x 5 ¼”)
  • Whisper White cardstock   #100730  (3 ¾” x 5″)
  • Strawberry Slush Classic Ink Pad   #131178
  • Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad  #131175
  • Stazon Black Ink   #101406
  • Big Shot  #113439
  • Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die  #114507
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch  #129406
  • Pearl Basic Jewels  #119247
  • Sponge Daubers  #102892
  • Bone Folder   #102300
  • SNAIL Adhesive  #104332   Refill #104331

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So…on a side note… I bought something the other day — a Silhouette Cameo e-cutter.  EEK!  I have never been more terrified in my life!  I opened the box and this big computer thing just STARRED at me.  It’s pretty but it’s scary all at the same time.  I just looked at it for a week and wouldn’t even turn it on.  Well, today, I did it….I cut something.  BWAAAA!  I was terrified and I messed up several times but I did finally get something to cut successfully.  Wahoo!

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I have no clue what I am going to do with this cute little frame but at least I can say I was successful at cutting something.  🙂

So I’m curious… how many of you have E-Cutters?  Do you like them?  Do you use My Digital Studio downloads with your machine?  Would you like to see projects made on an E-Cutter or are you happier to just stamp, punch, and create?

Not to worry!  Simply Simple Stamping is STILL all about stamping and keeping things quick and easy.  I actually bought the machine to make Christina some OCU vinyl wall art for her dorm.  You can also make tee shirt appliqués with it and I thought that would be fun too.  I want to make her a shirt that says, “I can’t…I have rehearsal”.  Cute!!

Oh and speaking of OCU, can I just share something really exciting with you?  We were invited to a special dinner last night at the University because of Christina’s high ACT and GPA scores (yes, she is awesome).  We were seated at a table for 8 and GUESS who was our table guest?  The Dean of Musical Theatre, Dr. Herandean!  Christina just about DIED (and I did too)!  She really admires Dr. H and he had all night to get to know her.  We were both SO excited to spend the evening with him.  We also met the OCU president and lots of other “deans” from other areas of the school.  It was SO much fun and now I want to go back to college!!  I thought about it….briefly….but then realized it would seriously cut into my stamping time so I think I will pass.

Well, off to do what I like to do and that is stamp and create fun stuff to share with you!  Hope you all have a FABULOUS Wednesday!  See ya back tomorrow!

11 Responses to “Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday!”

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  1. Michelle Shedoudy says:

    Connie! Congrats to your daughter – she is on her way to the Red Carpet! I will certainly look for her name at the Oscars soon!

    I bought a Silhouette Cameo several months ago and love, love, love it! I have cut out many a “die cut” with great success. As you use it, you will come to fear it less and love it more. I haven’t used any of your digital items, but may start now. I have purchased SVG files and others from several different sources. I will send some pictures of some of the things I have made from it.

    I still love stamping and die cutting but this is a great alternative, and perhaps Stampin’ Up should look into putting some designs on to the Silhouette store!

    Take care and enjoy your machine!

    Michelle

    • Connie says:

      Michelle, yep! I hope to see her on that Red Carpet soon too! Thank you for calming my fears about this machine. I am excited about what I can do with it. I will just take it slow.

      Actually, most of the digital downloads in My Digital Studio can quickly and easily be converted into SVG files. There is a “share” button and you click it and convert it. Super easy! I like super easy!

  2. Emma says:

    It seems the e-cutter is a hot topic as of late. I don’t have one… But that frame would make a great square card front with a cute sentiment in the middle. Just think how easy it would be to make a whole bunch!

    • Connie says:

      Emma, I think that is why I finally broke down and bought one. I am seeing such cute things done with these cutters. It’s just another arm of paper crafting that I wanted to try my hand at. 🙂

  3. Bev says:

    Congrats to your daughter, what an exciting time for her. I do have a Silhouette Cameo, haven’t used as much as I would like to. There is a learning curve, but there are tons of YouTube videos that are extremely helpful. I would love to see projects using an e-cutter.

    • Connie says:

      Thanks Bev! You are so right. There are a lot of videos out there to learn from. I have watched some of the beginner ones. 🙂 I will be posting projects from time to time using my E-Cutter (and it really doesn’t matter what machine you use. They all pretty much do the same thing — cut!)

  4. KGordon550529@yahoo.com says:

    I love the card! The colors and technique, plus the stamp , of course. Congrats on your daughter.

  5. Ann B says:

    Hi,
    I got a Cricut Expression 2 from the kids for my last birthday. I am still trying to learn how to use it. I made a mess of it at first, but came to find out that the cardstock I was using was to thin. The stampin up cardstock works great. Have fun with your new cutter.

    • Connie says:

      Ann, I have heard that from SO many different people. They all say that Stampin’ Up’s cardstock is the best for electronic cutters. 🙂

      • Michelle Shedoudy says:

        I agree – Stampin’ Up paper is the best quality. I have gone through so much and keep having to order more.

        The You Tube videos are good. There is quite a learning curve and I am still learning. In fact my husband and I are working on a project now. Once you learn it though, it is fun to use!

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