Masking Technique

Did you know that Post-It notes can be a great tool for stamping?!  I know they are great for taking little notes and marking pages, but I have a stack of them sitting on my stamping table at all times!  Today’s technique demonstrates how to use these handy Post-It’s to create a layered image that adds depth to your cards and projects.  

maskingfinal 740x1024 Masking TechniqueThe first step is to find a stamp set that will work with this look.  I decided to use my new favorite set, Flower Patch.  Choose several colors that will go well together.  I grabbed 5 different colors from the subtle family to use on my card.  I will post my supplies list below. 

Always start by stamping the image that you want to appear in the foreground of the card (on the top of the other images).  In this case I used the largest flower image from this stamp set.  

masking1 1024x862 Masking TechniqueAfter stamping your first image, ink it up and stamp it again on a Post-It note.  Make sure to get part of the image on the sticky part of the Post-It.  Then cut this image out as close to the edge as you can get.  This becomes your mask.  I created a second mask for the pink flower on this card as well.  

masking2 1024x792 Masking TechniqueUsing your mask to cover up your main image, stamp the images that will appear behind it. You can remove your mask and continue using it several times.  Once you are satisfied, remove and admire your work!  

masking3 1024x832 Masking TechniqueIt really is that easy!!  With a few basic supplies you can be making beautiful layered cards like this! I hope you take a second look at those Post-It notes sitting on your desk and give this technique a try today!  

Be Creative, Kristin

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Big Shot Promotion

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WOW!  There is an awesome promotion going on right now!  If you have been eyeing a Big Shot this is the time to get it!  There are two ways to take advantage of this deal: 

1.  Buy a Big Shot and get a FREE bundle (any of the ones listed below):
2.  If you already own a Big Shot you can get 15% off any bundle:
This really is a great deal!  You can use any of the links above to go right to my online store or send me an email if you want to take advantage of this offer.  

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Tonight is card class night at my house!  I look forward to card class every month!  I know all of my customers look forward to stamping, but I look forward to seeing and visiting with all of them!  I thought I’d share one of the cards that I created for card class tonight.  This one uses a single stamp called Snapshot.  

If you live in the area and want to come to card class, I’d love to have you!  Send me a message and I will get the dates and information to you!  

Be Creative, Kristin

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Personalized Kraft Journals

One of things I love about Stampin’ Up! Convention (there are really too many to list) is the generosity of other demonstrators.  I can’t tell you how many little gifts I received while I was there!  Mostly chocolate, which was great in those emergency moments where you realize that you haven’t eaten much in a while!  But of course the chocolate came in adorable packaging! 

image 641 1024x576 Personalized Kraft JournalsI also made a special roommate gift to give to my roommate at Convention.  I decided to use some of the new Kraft Journals.  I am in love with these journals!  It is so quick and easy to these into awesome gifts for just about anyone!  I’ll add the supply list below so you can see what I used to create this.  

Be Creative, Kristin

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

There are few products that I have run across that truly simplify my life.  Project Life is one of those!  Throw all your original ideas out the window!  Project Life by Stampin’ Up! is truly revolutionary!  

What is it?  It is simple memory keeping.  No more guilt about all of those pictures you’ve taken and meant to get into a book.  I’m guilty of it too!  I have stacks (or in some cases they are all still in my photo program) of photos that I’ve been meaning to document. These memories are important to me.  With three growing boys I want to be able to keep those memories, but I need something easy, affordable, fast, and stylish.  In comes Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  

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Join me for an afternoon all about Project Life. Make-n-take and instructions included. You will leave with a completed 12 x 12, 2 page spread using your own Project Life Kit! 

Cost for this class is $30.00 
Class includes: 2 Journaling Pens, 1 Project Life Card Collection of your choice, and 12 Pocket Pages

****Please email me at kristin(at) if you already own a Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card collection for special pricing. 

Please RSVP by Saturday July 26th with your choice of Card Collection

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Inspire Create Share 2014 Convention Swaps

I’ve been busy making swaps to share with other demonstrators at the Stampin’ Up! Annual Convention!  I love swapping with other demonstrators and getting new ideas.  

This first card I created used the new Flower Patch stamp set with new 2014-2016 In-Colors. This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorite!  It’s a new photopolymer stamp set which makes lining up stamps a breeze!  

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I also participated in an organized swap the last day of convention.  I used a technique called the Whitewash Technique for this card.  See my instructions for the Whitewash technique HERE.  

Be Creative, Kristin

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Flower Memories

I have a quick card to share with you today!  This was one of my favorite cards that we created at card class in June.  It features the new hostess stamp set Bloom With Hope. I was immediately drawn to this set, even though I have many other floral sets.  I also pulled out two of my new favorite in-colors, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey!  

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Weekly Deals July 1st, 2014

Love the weekly deas…okay I always love a good deal! Click on the image to go right to my online store for these deals!  

Be Creative, Kristin

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Sweetbriar Rose

I’m just loving this new single stamp called Sweetbriar Rose!  It’s so much fun to color in the images.  I used our new Blendabilities in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry to color in the image on this card.  

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I have some great news!!  The first 6 Blendabilities color assortments (as well as the Skin Tones Assortment, Momento Pad, and Color Lifter) are now available for you to order!!

What makes these markers so unique?  
  • The Stampin’ Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine. 
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Color coded caps.
  • Stampin’ Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets.

Here is a quick “how to” video on these new markers!  

Order your’s today!  

Be Creative, Kristin

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Just Because

Sometimes you want to send a card to someone ‘just because’ and today’s card fits the bill!  I love the simple layout of this card, cased from my friend Jessica!  The butterflies were stamped with two of the brand new In-Colors Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey!  I am absolutely loving this color combination!  

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