Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

One of the greatest ideas/tools/inventions for a card maker has to be coordinating stamps and dies.  Having a die that can cut out an image in one pass through a die-cutting machine like the Big Shot saves so much time, especially on really intricate images.  Even with this great product, I find a lot of crafters are sometimes confused on how to use the two.  There really is no right or wrong way.

Today, I will walk you through a few basic steps n how I ensure a great cut around my stamped images.

First, I stamp my images onto a piece of cardstock using the desired colour.  If I’m water colouring I will use StazOn ink and if I’m colouring with my Stampin’ Blends I will use Memento Black Ink.

Then I apply my dies over the stamped images.  Use a low-tack tape or something like washi tape to hold the die pieces together or try the magnetic platform plate.

Remove the die cuts from the dies.  The images are now ready to use for projects.  The die cuts I don’t use I keep with my stamp set for future use.

Coordinating Stamps & Dies

Next time you’re buying a stamp set, buy the bundle and save 10% plus you’ll be able to die cut your images to add to your handmade greeting card.

Thank You Butterfly

Thank You Butterfly

We’re half way through Sale-a-Bration 2019, and you are loving the free SAB items this year.  What has been your favourite so far?  Today, I thought we would create a clean and simple project featuring Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you can earn free with a $90 purchase in this years SAB catalogue.

This pattern gives you so many options, here are a few ideas

  • leave it plain (no colour)
  • watercolour
  • cut the butterfly’s out
  • colour with Stampin’ Blends
  • Sponge colour onto the butterfly
  • fussy cut them out
  • punch them out with the Butterfly Duet punch

For today’s project we’re sponging colour onto our butterfly and then punching them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – All Things Thanks
  • Ink – Early Espresso Classic Ink
  • Paper – Powder Pink, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other – Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Sponges

Dimensions:

  • Powder Pink  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Early Espresso CS – 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White CS – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  1. Colour 2 x butterfly images from DSP pack with Powdered Pink Ink and Stampin’ Sponge.  Punch image with Butterfly Duet Punch
  2. Stamp your greeting approx 1/2″ – 3/4″ up from the center of White CS using Early Espresso Ink
  3. Adhere your 2 x Butterfly images together with adhesive just down the center of the butterfly.  Adhere to card front above greeting.  You’re done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Facebook Live – All Things Thanks

Today’s project featuring Stampin Up! All Things Thanks Stamp Set

Posted by Kristy Coromandel – Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Butterfly Duet Punch, use a pair of paper snips and fussy cut them out
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Visit my blog tomorrow, as I share how to create a focal point on your handmade cards.

TIps & Techniques : Just Add Water

Just Add Water

I’m in love with this years in-colours, they blend together beautifully.  Classic inks also get really exciting when you just add water.

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Using Stamping sponges, I added colour to a panel of watercolour cardstock.  The colours I used were Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape.

050219 - Just Add Water

Next, I propped up the cardstock and spritz water on each of the coloured areas generously to encourage the colour to drip and run down the panel.

050219 - Just Add Water

I used paper towel to dab up any extra pools of colour and allowed the panel to dry.  You can continue to add more water depending on how runny you want the finished colours to look.

050219 - Just Add Water

To finish the card, I added a Thank die cut from the Thank You Thinlits and stamped the “you” greeting from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set in StazOn ink.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the panel and adhered it to Thick Whisper White Cardstock to create a standard size greeting card. with liquid adhesive.  I also adhered a thin strip of Basic Black Cardstock as a finishing touch.

050219 - Just Add Water

050219 - Just Add Water

That’s it. Super easy and really fun too!

Make It Monday #12 – In Colours

I’m so loving the new in colours (Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove & Call Me Clover) featuring both primary and secondary colours.  They remind me of the rainbow and there are so many possibilities with these colours.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink – 2018-2020 In colours
  • PaperWhisper White CS
  • Other Stampin Dimensional’s, Stapler, Incolour ribbon, silver sequins, Layering Circle Framelits, Big Shot

Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick CS: 8” x 4” and scored at 4” to create a card base
  • Whipser White CS: Scrap piece
  • In colour ribbon: 3” piece
  • Silver Sequins ribbon: 3” piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Lovely Lipstick Ink
  2. Die cut using the largest circle from laying Circle Framelit Dies and Big Shot machine
  3. Attached ribbon using a stapler to the left side of the greeting circle
  4. Attach the greeting to the bottom right card base using stampin’ Dimensional’s
  5. Embellish with a scattering of rhinestones. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

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Tricks & Tips

  • Change up the stamp set or colours for a different look

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

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See you next week for another make it monday feature

Make It Monday #11 – Repetitive Stamping

Make It Monday #11 – Repetitive Stamping

I love quick and easy cards and this week we’re doing it all with a repetitive stamping.  For my project I’ve used an image from Flower Shop Stamp set and randomly stamped it on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock in Black Memento Ink.

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Supplies:

  • Stamps – Daisy Delight, Flower Shop
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • PaperBasic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White CS
  • Other Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Basic Black CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase and a 3-3/4” x 1-2/8” (9.5 x 3cm) piece
  • Whisper White CS – 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” (14.5 x 10cm) and a 3-3/4” x 1” (9.5 x 2.5cm) piece
  • Melon Mambo CS – 5-1/2” x  3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Directions:

  1. Randomly stamp the flower image with black ink onto the Melon Mambo CS
  2. Adhere Melon Mambo piece to the Whisper White CS piece
  3. Stamp greeting in Black ink onto the 3-3/4” x 1” piece of Whisper White CS
  4. Adhere stamped greeting piece to the Basic Black CS
  5. Adhere the matted greeting to the Matted Melon Mambo piece approx. 1” from the bottom using double sided adhesive
  6. Place small rhinestones in the center of each flower

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below

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Tricks & Tips

  • Randomly stamp your image using a Stamparatus tool or Stamp-a-ma-jig

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


See you next week for another Make It Monday feature

Make It Monday #10 – Work of Art

Make It Monday #10 – Work of Art

Wow!  Monday already?  That weekend flew by.  I hope you had some fun this weekend and perhaps a little stamp therapy as well.  If you didn’t, well Monday is a great time to get some stamping done with MAKE IT MONDAY.  I have a free tutorial for you today using the Work of Art Stamp Set

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Work of Art, Rose Wonder
  • Ink – Black Memento Ink, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends
  • PaperBlushing Bride, Whisper White CS
  • Other Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Blushing Bride CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” piece and ¾” x 3-7/8” piece

Directions:

  1. Randomly stamp the square brushstroke image multiple times onto the bottom of the piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo, using Blushing Bride Classic ink. Make sure to ink up the stamp each time.
  2. Randomly stamp the smaller scribble brushstroke image multiple times onto the bottom of the piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo, using Melon Mambo Classic ink. Make sure to ink up the stamp each time.
  3. Randomly stamp the long narrow brushstroke image multiple times onto the bottom of the piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo, using Pumpkin Pie Classic ink. Make sure to ink up the stamp each time.
  4. Stamp the greeting onto the right side of the ¾” x 3-7/8”” piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Black Memento ink.
  5. Stick the ¾” x 3-7/8”” piece of Whisper White cardstock onto the 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock, ¾” up from the bottom, using dimensional adhesive.
  6. Optional: Colour in a large rhinestone using the dark pumpkin pie marker. Colour in two medium rhinestones using the medium Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends marker. Colout in two small rhinestones using the light Calypso Coral stampin blends marker. If you don’t have stampin’ blends you can colour the rhinestones using Sharpie markers or just leave them clear.
  7. Randomly stick the colored rhinestones onto the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo.
  8. Center and stick the piece of Whisper White cardstock to the card base, using double sided adhesive. You’re done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and how I created this card.  You can view it below

Not able to create today?

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Supplies

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See you next week for another Make It Monday tutorial

Make It Monday #6: Adding Colour to Basic Pearls

Make It Monday #6: Adding Colour to Basic Pearls

I have a quick and simple project to share with you today.  This card also features the one layer technique.  You can read about One Layer cards HERE. 

My project felt like it was missing something, and I felt it needed some pearls however, the colour didn’t match.  so I used my Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker to colour them in before placing them on my project.  I shared a tip on how to colour your embellishments in last weeks Tip & Technique series HERE 

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Fallen Flowers, Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
  • PaperSoft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla CS
  • Other Basic Pearls, Adhesive

Dimensions:

  • Soft Suede CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Early Espresso CS – 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” (14.5 x 10cm)
  • Very Vanilla CS – 5-1/2” x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Directions:

  1. Stamp the flower image in the bottom right corner using Soft Suede Classic Ink onto piece Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the image again onto a post-it note and fussy cut it out
  2. Place the post-it note image over the stamped flower image and stamp the flourish using Crumb cake classic ink, as shown in the photo
  3. Stamp your greeting in Early Espresso ink on the bottom left corner
  4. Colour pearls using Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ blend, and randomly add to card front
  5. Adhere the Very Vanilla pieces to the Early Espresso Mat with double sided adhesive
  6. Adhere the Matted Early Espresso piece to your Soft Suede Card front. You’re done!

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

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Product List


See you next week for a new Make It Monday feature

Daisy Delight Thank You Card

Welcome to Make a Card Monday, this week we have a colour challenge.

Creative Challenge #4

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I usually struggle with colour challenges, and this weeks colour combination proved to be a challenge.  I ended up using the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.

I’ve stamped my greeting from Daisy Delight Stamp Set randomly down the right hand side of my Old Olive card base in Old Olive Classic Ink.

Stamp your Diagonal Striped Background Stamp onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Pool Party Classic Ink.  Rotate your Paper 90 degrees and stamp again in Pool Party Classic Ink to create a plaid pattern.

I’ve stamped my Large flower image twice in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Daisy Punch

Tricks & Tips

  • Stamp the background with Versamark Ink instead of Old Olive Classic Ink

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.
Product List

Looking for more Thank You card ideas? Find more inspiration in my Resource Library

Make a Card Monday #3

Make a Card Monday #3

Welcome to this weeks Make a Card Monday feature.  I thought I would combined this weeks MACM with our team Creative Challenge.

Our challenge this week is to create a project using a stamp set we’ve either

  • Haven’t used in a while, or
  • Have never used

I’ve chosen to use  the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set.  This set has been sitting on my shelf for over 12 months, and never used. gasp!

 

To create my project, I’ve stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Sahara Sand Ink onto the Sahara Sand Cardstock. I’ve die cutting the center with my Lots of Labels Framelits and stamped my greeting on the reverse side of the cut out with One Big Meaning Stamp Set in Versamark ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder.

Garden in Bloom, One Big Meaning

Next I’ve stamped my flower images from the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set onto scrap piece of Cardstock and cut out with paper snips.

I’ve finished my card by adding some Gold Thread and Gold Faceted Gems

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

 

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Supplies

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For more ideas stamping inspiration be sure to check out my Resource Library

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

Welcome to our Make a Card Monday Challenge #2.  You can learn about our Make a Card Monday feature HERE This week it’s a theme challenge “Thank You Card”

I’ve created a simple card, one that can be easily mass produced and with limited supplies.  I started by stamping my greeting from One Big Meaning Stamp Set with Tranquil Tide Classic Ink. 

Added a 1″ strip of patterned paper across the bottom with the Delightful Daisy DSP, and finished my card of with some White Bakers Twine.

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

For more ideas be sure to check out my Resource Library

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea

This past week I got to do a lot of stamping – and it was wonderful!  I got to play with favorites items  from the new catalogue!  If you are looking for a clean and simple Thank You card idea, here is one for you!

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea (3)

I’m loving the new papers in this years Catalogue.  The papers are so gorgeous that you don’t need to add anything else to your card.

My sentiment comes from Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set and has been stamped using Memento Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea (3)

Tricks & Tips

  • Add colour to Rhinestone using a sharpie marker (or permanent marker)

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea (3)

Video Tutorial

Will show you how simple and easy it is to create a Clean and Simple Thank You Card

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

A Die cut inlay is not a new technique it has been around for some time.  Die Cut Inlay is when you cut an image or shape and put it back in the same place, this give it a bit of dimension as appose to leaving your image just stamped.

I’ve created my background using a sponging technique and various colours (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler & Cajun Craze).  Sponging is one of the most easiest and cheapest ways to add contrast and character to your project.  Learn more about Stampin’ Up! Sponges HERE

Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts

I’ve stamped my image from Vintage Leaves Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.  Next I Die cutted the image using my coordinating Framelits Leaflets Framelits. After adhering my sponged cardstock to my Cajun Craze Mat I replaced my die cut image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tricks & Tips

  • Hold your sponge tightly and start my sponging off the cardstock to remove any excess ink and then gradually in a circular motion sponge onto the cardstock til you have the desired effect.

Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on creating a Die Cut Inlay effect in your project

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Product List


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You Are Too Kind – Bold Butterfly

You Are Too Kind – Bold Butterfly

I’m loving the “One Big Meaning” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It has so many great ways to say Thank You.  It might be the reason why I seem to be making a lot of Thank You Cards lately.  Today’s project is relatively simple I’ve allowed my Greeting to be the star of my project.

The greeting was coloured using Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers

One Big Meaning, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolour Wings

I’ve created my background with Watercolour Wings stamps set, using tone-on-tone effect with Daffodil Delight Cardstock and Daffodil Delight Ink.

Butterflies were cut using the smallest butterfly image from Bold Butterfly Framelit dies in various colours.  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.

One Big Meaning, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolour Wings

Tricks & Tips

  • Don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers?  Mask off bottom part of the greeting and stamp the top part with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Clean the stamp and mask the top part of the greeting and ink the bottom with Crushed Curry Classic Ink, using a stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the bottom part of the greeting
  • Try using Versamark Ink instead of Daffodil Delight to create a tone-on-tone effect

One Big Meaning, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolour Wings

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on stamping a multi coloured greeting

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

I have included the Stampin’ Write Marker colour families in the product list below as they cannot be purchased separately

Product List


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Masculine Thank You Card

Masculine Thank You Card

In today’s project we’re creating Masculine Thank You Card.  I always have to stop and think when I need to create a card for a guy as the usual flowers and pretty ribbons are not going to work when creating masculine cards.

Vintage Leaves, Hardwood, One Big Meaning

I wanted to use the Hardwood Stamp for my background however, the stamp is smaller than the standard size card so to make things easier I just cut a piece of Always Artichoke CS 28 x 10.5cm scored and folded in half to create my cardbase.

I stamp my leaf image from Vintage Leaves onto scrap pieces of Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Old Olive CS using Versamark ink and heat embossed the image using Clear embossing powder and a Heat tool.

The greeting comes from One Big Meaning Stamp Set and coloured using Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Markers.

Tricks & Tips

  • Don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers?  Mask off bottom part of the greeting and stamp the top part with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink, Clean the stamp and mask the top part of the greeting and ink the bottom with Always Artichoke Classic Ink, using a stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the bottom part of the greeting

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on stamping a multi coloured greeting

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

I have included the Stampin’ Write Marker colour families in the product list below as they cannot be purchased separately
Product List

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

You Are Too Kind

You Are Too Kind

You don’t need to have all the embellishments in the world for your card to pack a punch.  As the saying goes “Less is More”

You are Too Kind

For today’s project, I’ve masked off a section (approx 4 cm) in the center of my Whisper White Card-stock. Then lightly sponged my background in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo Classic Ink.

You are Too Kind

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store
 
Product List

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques