Go to: www.stampinup.com and check out Stampin' Up!'s new look. The website has been overhauled. It's suppose to be easier to navigate thru. I personally think it's OK, but, I'm having trouble with the colour and how small the font is...so hopefully SU will take everyone's suggestions and make some changes.
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Double-Sided Designer Series Paper
Embellish your projects with these fresh papers featuring exclusive Stampin' Up! patterns and colors. Get double the patterns for double the fun! Use this heavier weight paper with our envelope template to create envelopes lined with a contrasting pattern. 12 sheets per pkg. 2 each of 6 designs. 12x12. Page 8 of the Spring Mini Catalogue. Available only until May 31, 2006.
Marker & Watercolor Crayon Club Participants WANTED!
Stampin' Up! Markers - have you been thinking about the Stampin' Up! markers but you just didn't want to put all that money out all at once. I'm looking for groups of 4 participants in each club. Each member will spend a certain amount of money each month and each month they will receive a colour group of markers, at the end of 4 months everyone in the club will have all 48 markers and a horizontal storage case that keeps both tips inked evenly. Email me for details if you are interested in signing up.
Watercolor Wonder Crayons - same ideas as the markers. The Watercolor Wonder Crayons debuted this year and they have proven to be very popular in the 3 months that they have been around. Again, I need 4 particiants in each club and each month you will receive a colour group, at the end of 4 months everyone in the club will have all the watercolor crayons and a beautiful storage tin. Email me for details if you are interested in signing up.
By signing up to be in either of these clubs or both you are able to get some great product that's been on your wish list for some time at a more manageable price.
50 Ways to Use Stamps Part 2 (From Scrapbooker's Paradise Monthly Newsletter)
26. Stamp an image in black ink and color it in
27. Stamp an image in clear ink and emboss in clear, then rub colored ink over the paper so that you get a reverse image
28. Stamp an image in black and use a sponge dipped in ink/pressed on the inkpad to color in the image – looks even better if you "don’t" stay inside the lines
29. Stamp in Versamark and dab chalk over the top for a softer image
30. You can also try stamping with chalk
31. Stamp a whole scene and mat it just like a photo
32. Overlap stamped images for a collage look
33. Use an alphabet stamp to make monogram patterned paper
34. Use word stamps to make interesting patterned paper
35. Try stamping your title with mismatched or different sizes of alphabet stamps for a funky/ransom note look
36. Customize your home décor by stamping on your walls
37. Stamp on fabric – aprons, dishtowels, tote bags, swatches for scrapbook pages, etc
38. Stamp the sides of a post-it note cube for a cute gift
39. Use stamps on your holiday cards – makes it easier to mass produce the same design over and over
40. Print business cards or address labels from your computer and stamp an image in the corner to jazz them up
41. Stamp off on scrap paper once before stamping so that the image is softer and you can read text through it
42. When making background paper, stamp two or three times before re-inking – you get even more ‘shades’ out of just one color this way
43. Use Staz-On ink to stamp on vellum or metal
44. Stamp on polyshrink and bake it to make your own plastic charms
45. Stamp on bottle caps for an even jazzier embellishment
46. Use a stamped image as the outline for creating a wire shape
47. Use a word stamp to stamp on ribbon or twill
48. Leave space in printed journaling to stamp a few words so that they stand out
49. Use stamps to fill in the smaller squares in a colorblocking page
50. Get non-toxic ink and stamp on yourself – makes a cool temporary tattoo! (kids love this one too).
Do it yourself rub-ons
by Trina Stevenson
Every one loves the new rub-ons with different words and sayings. Well you can create your own with the cool fonts you already have on your computer for a fraction of the cost....
You must use an ink-jet printer and ink jet transparencies.
Print on the shiny side, not the grainy side of the transparency. The transparency instructions state printing is to be done on the grainy side, but that is only if you DON'T want to rub-off the image/word.
Print on the plain paper setting, not the transparency setting.
Print using "enhanced" color (best quality) NOT the fastest speed setting on your printer.
Let it DRY before rubbing it onto your paper, at least 5 minutes, but I am not sure how long is too long.
Very carefully place the transparency face down on the paper (as it could still be wet) and rub. I found the back of a spoon much easier than the popsicle stick. There’s more surface area to rub with! Several others have said to use your embossing stylus - I haven't tried it yet but I'll bet it works well on smaller things.
Oh, and an awesome added benefit - you can REUSE these transparencies! I found mine at Wal-Mart - lots cheaper than what the office supply store wanted for them...
Hope this works for you....!!!
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