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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Steppin' it Up or Taken' it Down (a notch)

I was inspired by a Stampin' Up! 2021 Artisan, Martin Stone, and his absolutely beautiful card.  I was short on time so I decided to CASE-it and take it down a notch (or two).  Here I have a beginner card, casual crafter card, and an avid stamper card...I would say Martin's is an Artisan Avid Card!

The beginner card used the stamps to color the images.  Two-step stamping is my favorite!

For the casual card, I added a layer with the Subtle Embossing Folder to the base and a Stitched Shape - Square to the focal point image.  The image was stamped in Memento ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.  I LOVE how you can use different colors and blend them together so easily with the Blends!

I typically don't step up my cards this much.  I used the new Subtles Designer Series Paper (that is only available now as one of the FREE five packs of paper included with a Starter Kit).  I added the fun Stitched With Whimsy dies and fussy-cut the branch and flowers.  The Epoxy Dots are just so cool to add to florals and greenery...they look like drops of water!

It's hard to come up with a project...we all need some kind of inspiration!  I took an idea of a card I loved online and used the card map below to make my trio of cards.  I hope you're inspired!

Here's to CASE-ing and either Steppin' it Up! or Taken' it Down a Notch!


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Amazing Ombre

With just FIVE DAYS left of Sale-a-Bration, I wanted to showcase SAB items
 during my weekly Facebook LIVE-Tuesday Night Stampin' Club.  

I've been struggling with what to do with the patterned sheets of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper.  I started with one of my go-to card maps for DSP on camera, and then just couldn't stop crafting until bedtime!  I'm pleased with how these bright cards turned out!

The You Are Amazing card above was my original thought on how to use the dotted Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper.  On camera, I adhered the first piece of DSP in the wrong spot, so that card became the third one below...failures are just opportunities, right?  I do love the You Are Amazing Project Kit and I thought that kit's color combo would work with the Oh So Ombre DSP.  So I grabbed the You Are Amazing stamp set that coordinates with the kit to use for these cards.  Whale of a Time Sequins add just a bit of sparkle...I couldn't help myself...I'm a bit addicted to sequins these days.

The Happy Birthday card was the one made during my LIVE video, but I did change it up just a bit afterward.  Pretty Peacock was a better ink choice for the text and of course some added Artistry Blooms Sequins. I didn't realize how many cards I've made recently with this 3-panel card map until I went through my Sale-a-Bration samples last night!

The THANKS card was inspired by a card map and one of the You Are Amazing project kit cards.  I even used the non-patterned Oh So Ombre DS paper for the circles.  Of course, more sequins from Whale of a Time sequins...which worked out great since I couldn't find my Woven Threads Sequin Assortment that I originally wanted to use on these cards.

  • You can see the Tuesday Night Stampin' Club Live video on my Facebook Page .  If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours. 
  • Would you like to get the Best Kit and enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team, The INK Crowd! Click here for details.
  • All the supplies used to create these projects can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the Host Rewards.

Thanks for stopping by!  Julia Mazur @ SimplySheStamps

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Stampin' in my Slippers Kick-Off!

Today was the kick-off for a week of Facebook Live video demonstrations, tutorials, projects, and prizes!  Join me February 21-28 to learn some basics of stamping and how to MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS!