Tropical Frame

Tropical Frame

The stamping blog-o-sphere has been all abuzz with the “floating frame” technique. This card is my first attempt. Actually it took me 3 tries at this design to get something that I was happy with. A brilliant non-Stampin’ Up! You Tuber shared a video...
Shiny Word

Shiny Word

In my last post I shared a card that featured a glossy die-cut word, but I didn’t divulge how we made the word. Last night the Essex stamp club group made this card featuring “celebrate” that is created the same way. Now that both clubs have seen...
Tea Anyone?

Tea Anyone?

I decided to show the Essex stamp club the hinged die-cut technique as well this month. This time I featured the tea set from the Occasions catalog and the Ovals dies. I have to confess that I went a little crazy with coloring projects this month, but this pretty tea...
Cupcake Fun!

Cupcake Fun!

This was the more involved card that the South Burlington stamp club made this month. The picture is a little deceptive, but we used a new technique for this card. When you look at the photo, it isn’t obvious what is going on. First, we used the Stamparatus to...
Love on Repeat

Love on Repeat

This was the first card that the Essex stamp club made earlier this month. One of the members had asked for some time to learn more about the Stamparatus, so I designed this card to teach the group about the hinge technique, which is unique to this particular stamp...
Swinging Heart

Swinging Heart

I’m not going to blog about “swinging” in the 70’s sense (if you know what I mean). I’m using that word here to describe a bit what is going on with this card. You can’t tell from the picture, but the right side of the heart is...