Stamp Ink Paper: Clean and Simple #64

Stamp Ink Paper Thank You

Do you remember the Swallow Tail that was retired?  So many were disappointed when it was retired, but if you have the Butterflies Thinlits dies you can emboss the large butterfly without cutting it all the way through.  Have you ever ran a die-cut through your Big Shot and the die-cut was too worn out?  Well, you can duplicate that same effect with any die-cut and rubber mat.  See the details below.

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I’d love to see you try this technique and play along with us at the Stamp Ink Paper this week.

Stamp Ink Paper Thank You

The Details:

  • Emboss with a Die-Cut.  To emboss with a die-cut all you have to do is replace the bottom plate with a Silicone Rubber mat!  Yes, that’s all you need! If the sandwich is a little too thin when running it through, simply add a piece of cardstock under the one you’re cutting.  Still to thin?  Add another. =)

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Keep Calm & Stamp On!


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A SIP #17 Flower Affair


It’s only Tuesday and I feel like I should use the words, “this week” in a sentence.  Seems like ever since we had the eclipse everything is off….off kilter, off the wall, off the side-walk, off the bike, off by a day….LOL.  It’s a good thing today is the Stamp Ink Paper challenge because it has renewed my sense of time and creativity.


I’d love for you to show us what you can do with this week’s Floral Theme at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #17.  Wow, how time flies…I can’t believe we’re on #17!  What will you come up with this week?

October On-Line Orders.  Receive one sheet of each design (total of three) of the Holiday’s Fancy Foil Designer Vellum when you place an on-line order this month.  Simply place an order via my on-line store and use Host Code: E3X9E4SK

Please do not select “No Contact” when placing your order.  Why?  Because if you do, I will not be allowed to contact you, even if you are a regular customer….and I will NOT be able to send you my FREE on-line order offers either.  Just make sure you select “YES, allow my demonstrator to contact me with order updates and other important information.”  Please know that I will never send you junk mail.

You Are More Than Welcome to Try Us Out.  My group is mostly all hobby demo’s who join for the discount on paper-crafting supplies don’t want the commitment of holding classes or being a salesperson (yuck right)!?   I welcome these types of demo’s with Arms Wide Open, so don’t fear a committment or a penalty if you sign up for the discount.  Heck, you can even team up with a friend because my team is a non-hassle, non-committment, no sales requirement team.  What does that mean?  Read it  here.

Many have noticed that for the past few months I have not posted as often and I thank many of you who have sent emails asking if I’m okay.  I’m well and I thank you dearly for asking.  It lets me know that you think of me.  There aren’t enough words in the English, Spanish, or even French (if I spoke it fluent) to say I am grateful for you.  I participated in a fundraiser for our local SPCA and I have to admit, I wanted to bring home every dog I saw without a home.  Not cats though…cats and I just don’t get along. LOL.  I’ll show you later this week the cards I made for the Doggy Derby Craft Fair with a borrowed doggie set.

Paper Hugs to y’all.

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Stamp Set Used: One Big Meaning

One Little Word…Thanks SIP #8

Thank You

 I have a little bit of bad news.  This hasn’t happened to me since college!  I feel like screaming and I’m so close to pulling my hair out.  But I won’t because everyone is sleeping and I don’t want to go bald.  What did I do?  Ugh!  I can’ seriously just kick myself right now!  What did I do?  It’s down below (picture me crying right here).

SIP Where has time gone!?  We’re on card challenge number eight and I’m lovin’ it! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week’s challenge.  Could it be a thank you card?


  • Layers.  Something I’ve learned as a card-maker is the magic of layers.  Layers add dimension to a card when it’s simple and you don’t want to make it to foo-foo…like foo coffee (lol).  To determine what color to use think of the saying “opposites attract”.  For example, Crumb Cake as card base, Early Espresso to layer, and Very Vanilla to finish it off.  Did that make sense?   If not, think of it this way, dark blouse, light pants, dark shoes.
  • My bad news/mistake.  I wrote a really good post today citing an article I researched about the etiquette of sending a thank you card.   I took too long to hit the save button and wordpress timed out, thereby losing everything I had written—LoL.  I haven’t made that mistake since college many moons ago.  Imagine my heart sinking down to the pit of my stomach.  Basically, the article was about the importance of sending a thank you note anytime you receive a gift.  Read more about the article here.

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Awesome Offer…Paper Share.  The offer will continue until they are all gone (I have 2 left).  What you will receive?  One of each of all our DSP papers cut 6″ x 6″.  Perfect for cards, such as this one for that perfect size background.  Save the scraps for another day.  Why spend over $100+ just to test them and see which is your favorite.  Get your sampler pack for only $25 with FREE shipping here.

Always Open.  This week I had a conversation with a friend who expressed her desire for a discount on her paper-crafting supplies, but fear a committment or a penalty if she signed up just to receive constant reminders about making sales or holding workshops.  I told her that my team is a non-hassle, non-committment, no sales requirement team.  What does that mean?  Read it  here.

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