What Would Connie Do? Email Connie Stewart at connie@simplysimplestamping.com - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Welcome to “What Would Connie Do?”  This is my opportunity to answer questions that you guys have asked and share my thoughts and ideas with you.  You guys have been asking some GREAT questions too!

QUESTION:  Jeanette is a new stamper and she asked…”What’s the difference between Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits?”

 
ANSWER:  Excellent question, Jeanette!  How about I share some info along with photos.  It might make it easier to understand.
 
Framelits are most often “frames” for our stamps.  They die cut a solid image.  Like these…
 
 
 
Thinlits are more detailed dies.  Typically Thinlits have details cut out from the inside and can stand alone without having a stamped image with it.  The Butterflies Thinlits are a great example.  You could die cut these butterflies and add to card without having to do any additional stamping on them.
 
 
Edgelits are dies that will cut a straight edge so that you can lay them on the ‘edge’ of a card base. See the hard edge on the Bethlehem dies or the Hometown Greetings?  They are designed to create an ‘edge’.
 
 
 
 

QUESTION:  Jeanette also asked…”I ordered a stamp set in clear but what I got was red rubber.”

ANSWER:  I get this question a lot, Jeanette.  Stampin’ Up carries two types of rubber stamps, classic red rubber and photopolymer, and they serve different purposes.
 
Classic rubber stamps (red rubber) is a high quality rubber that allows for detailed images and you have two different types.
 
 
Clear Mount stamps have a clear mount vinyl sticker that attaches to the back of the stamp so you can cling it to a clear block.  I know that it is confusing when you hear the phrase “clear mount” but Stampin’ Up came out with clear mount years before photopolymer and to drop the name of them might be even more confusing.
 

The classic red rubber is also available in a wood mount.  The wood mount stamps come with wooden blocks to permenently attach them.  No clear blocks are needed.  Because of the size of the wood, the boxes for these stamps are thicker than our clear mount.

Photopolymer are transparent (and this is where the confusion lies). These transparent stamps make it easy to line up images.  Two-step stamp sets are all created in photopolymer so that you can easily layer two images on top of each other. 

I have a video on how to mount and store your Clear Mount stamps you might like.

 

 

 

QUESTION:  Jennifer asked…”I don’t have a Big Shot but another die cutting machine.  I love the dies that Stampin’ Up has.  Can they be used in any die cutting machine?”

 
ANSWER:  Well, yes and no.  Yes, our Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits will work in other die cutting machines BUT you do want to check the measurements on the dies to make sure they will fit.  It all depends on the size of your machine.  The measurements for all our dies can be found on page 212-216.
 
Also, be sure to check the warranty on your machine.  There are some company that will void the warranty if you use anything but their dies.  Stampin’ Up offers a 3-year warranty on the Big Shot machine and we don’t carry a die that won’t fit.  You can’t go wrong with a Big Shot!  Shameless plug, I know, but I have had my Big Shot since 2008, I believe.  It has been well-loved too!

Mark your calendars now for our next FACEBOOK LIVE!  Wednesday, November 15th!  I absolutely LOVE Facebook Live and it’s always a thrill to share and interact with you.

Join Connie for a Facebook LIVE event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7pm central time! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I have a sneak peek of the projects I will be creating for you.  I have designed a couple of trifold Creations and I must say, I was very happy with how they turned out. I can’t wait to show you how to make them!

Join Connie for a Facebook LIVE event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7pm central time! Look for Simply Simple Stamping on Facebook! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Join Connie for a Facebook LIVE event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7pm central time! Look for Simply Simple Stamping on Facebook! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Oh, and I will have 2 bonus cards to share as well.  Christmas versions of the same cards.  How about that?  Be sure to join me!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th at Simply Simple Stamping on Facebook at the time below:

  • 7pm central time
  • 8pm eastern time
  • 6pm mountain time
  • 5pm pacific time 
Want notifications on my Facebook LIVE events?   CLICK HERE and LIKE my page!  You will get notifications of when I am LIVE!
 

 Well, that wraps it up for me!  As I mentioned yesterday, I am in Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up convention that starts tomorrow.  I am having a ball hanging out with some of my demonstrator friends.  I must say, the friendships are one of the BEST thing about being a demonstrator!  The other best thing?  Spending time with you guys every day.  THANK YOU for being a part of my stamping world!  LOVE YOU GUYS!Receive the MORE THAN CHOCOLATE 14-page pdf tutorial when you use HOST CODE 4SSATK43 on your order of $30* or more at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com *before tax & shipping

If you use the NOVEMBER HOST CODE 4SSATK43 on your order of $30* or more, I have an incredible 14-page pdf tutorial for the MORE THAN CHOCOLATE projects.  These cards and gifts are perfect for giving any time of year and the resolve around one of our favorite things – Chocolate!!!

Remember, if your order is over $150.00*, DON’T use the Host Code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (Rewards start at $15) plus you’ll also receive the tutorials!  BIG win!!!

*Before Tax & Shipping. 

Want to order the MORE THAN CHOCOLATE TUTORIAL collection?  Click here!

 

 

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

%d bloggers like this: