Friday, February 17, 2017

Tools of the Trade

Hi Everyone. Today I wanted to talk about the often missed items in the Stampin' Up! catalog, the tools we demonstrators use everyday.   These are items that I don't sell very often, yet are awesome things to have for your craft.  I love the Grid Paper pads, the Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist cleaner.  Things like the Color Caddy keep my ink pads and adhesives right at my finger tips.  And Stampin' Up's Stampin' Blocks and Stampin' Trimmer are used every time I sit down to work.  Now is a great time to add these items to your collection.  Sale-a-Bration time gives you a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure with every $50 you spend.  Why not pick up some tools now and get some fun new toys to play with as well?  Did you see the Tin that you can get, great to sort and store your cards.
Below is a video describing some of the tools, and a list of some great items to buy, with links.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!  By the way, its also a great time of year to grab some of those punches you have your eye on!  Check out my punch collection! My husband made these fun display boards for me, so that I have all my punches right at my finger tips. (Actually I also have some that don't fit-time for him to make a third?)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Flip-Flap card

Hi Everyone, Today I want to show you a fun card with a little motion to it.  When you pull the tab, the front panel flips open to reveal a second panel hidden beneath it.
Isn't that fun?  I think so!  Watch the video below to see it in action and to learn how to make it.


 These are the basic sizes of cardstock you will need to create the card, plus a card base. 
The 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 piece of designer series paper needs to be punched in the center with the Designer label punch. Push is in as far as it will go, then punch.  It wont be perfectly center but this is OK.

 This piece needs to be scored at 2inches and 2 1/2 inches, then the end farthest from the score lines needs to be punched with the tag topper punch. 

Fold it on the 2 1/2 inch score line.

 attach your first square right up to that 2 inch score line. 

 add some adhesive on the remaining part between the 2 and 2 1/2 inch score lines.

Place your larger panel on top of  the smaller one, right up to that fold line, adhering only on the little space where you added adhesive in the photo above.

 unfold the tab piece and add a strip of adhesive just on the edge, under the smaller square. 

Slide the tag topper piece through the slot in the Designer Series Paper Piece as shown.

move the panel piece around a bit until it is where you want it, centered and with the tab sticking out just a bit on the side.  If the tab is sticking too far out, it wont fit into the envelope, so I had it come out to just barely with the hole showing for the ribbon. Once you have it where you want it, press down on the area where you put the adhesive.  Adhesive should be only sticking to the designer series paper, just slightly to the left of where your ribbon hole is.

Now you are ready to attach all of that to your card base.  Remember to to add any adhesive to the tab piece, it should slide freely.  Add some ribbon to the tab so that your recipient will know to pull.

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