It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.
This morning’s sessions are full but tonight’s are not. Please let me know if you intend on coming tonight.
Today is my 14th Stamp-a-Versary! As so many things this year I too am not having a big gathering to celebrate. So, instead, I thought I would pass a personal promotion over to you. With every $50 order you will get a bonus embellishment of your choice that will be sent with your thank you card. So as you place your order either online or with me please communicate which embellishment you would like as your bonus. For a look at the embellishments available to you please go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/1013001/embellishments. All are available to you except the Charming Rose Bracelet. This promotion runs through midnight of Friday, July 31.
On top of the bonus embellishments from me there are also still Bonus Days to consider. For every $50 in product purchased now until August 3 you earn a $5 coupon code to be redeemed from August 4-31.
If you would like to order online please use host code DHKNZMWP to qualify for the bonuses through me. This code will be good through Friday the 31st.
Save the date for Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8 for the next Stamp of the Week which will feature a fall component from the new Mini Catalog.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes all a project needs is a bit of bling or a little embellishment. Keeping it simple is great with just the right amount of flair. In this case the embellishments in the corners were added to offset the foil and the simple nature of this card.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever used paper to disguise something? I know we often use embellishments to disguise our goofs when leaving a smudge or fingerprint on our paper. But how about using paper to cover?
In this case I am talking about vellum. When a piece of Designer Series Paper is too bright then use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When a piece is too dark use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When you want accents on a card that aren’t the main focus use vellum. Just remember if you use a stylus to have a light touch. And if you use a heat tool to emboss move it away an additional inch or so and keep it moving more. Vellum scorches and warps much easier.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever created a card or project and not known what to put to finish it? Did you already glue it together and wish you had stamped? Then use embellishments!
In this case I had already glued the pocket on and knew that this needed something. I thought of stamping first but knew I really couldn’t with the folds. Instead I reached for the Frosted Flower Embellishments.
Embellishments are not just to pretty things up. Sometimes they are used to hide a fingerprint, smudge, or even a glue dot. In yesterday’s class a crafter used a glitter enamel dot to hide the bump from a glue dot. Don’t think your card is ruined until you have tried everything.
With inky fingers,
P.S. If you need a retiring list for the Holiday Catalog please let me know.