Wednesday, June 10, 2020


In case you haven’t heard the news, an old Stampin’ Up! standby has retired: SNAIL Adhesive. But don’t be sad—because we are replacing it with a product that is even better and stronger: SEAL and SEAL+ Adhesive. Stampin’ SEAL is an every-day adhesive that bonds instantly and neatly, like SNAIL, yet stronger than SNAIL. Stampin’ SEAL+ is a super-strength adhesive that bonds instantly and neatly, similar to Fast Fuse. It’s perfect for heavier layers or small 3D items and is perforated for easy separation after laydown. One more thing that we think you’re going to love: Both SEAL and SEAL+ Adhesives include 15 m. adhesive vs. SNAIL Adhesive’s 12 m. This new adhesive solution is a winner. Watch our video to learn more. See also our Adhesive Chart.

Monday, June 8, 2020

How can you take a project from simple to stepped up? It’s as easy as adding an embellishment here and a technique there. Here’s the step-it-up story for our samples.
  • Simple (first sample). Use stamps, ink, paper.
  • A bit stepped up (second sample). Add a Crumb Cake Cardstock layer, Flowers for Every Season Gems, and Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon; spatter the background using a Water Painter and ink.
  • Really stepped up (third sample). Stamp dots and more flowers, and swap the ribbon for Forever Greenery Trim; emboss the background using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, and sponge on more colour.
You can do the same for any project. Step it up by adding layers, embellishments, and colour. What you do is up to you!

Friday, June 5, 2020


The new Classic Stampin’ Spots Assortment on page 147 of the 2020–2021 Annual Catalogue is the perfect little ink collection for you to start Stamping. With eight great colours which include Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, George Grape, Granny Apple Green, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  The lovely array of colours hits the spot.
Here are some fun techniques to prove that some of the best things come in tiny packages.
  • Block Background: Use the spot as a stamp. Turn it over and apply it directly to the paper for the cutest card on the block.
  • Tasteful Texture: To mimic the wood grain of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, swipe the spot across the stamps instead of pressing the stamp to the ink.
  • Layered Colours: Use the Stamparatus and apply the darkest colours around the edges of the image. Stamp. Then clean the stamp and apply a lighter colour in the centre. Stamp again to create the look of a multi-coloured markered image.

Monday, June 1, 2020

June Tutorial


I hope that you and your family are well. I've been spending a lot of time making and sending cards. Just because, we are maintaining social distance it doesn't have to mean being disconnected. I'm doing my best to keep my spirits up and send a bit of sunshine and cheer with hand stamped cards. I hope that you've found creative ways to fill your time, fill your bucket, and fill a few people with joy, too! 
Have you seen the new Sharing Sunshine Giveback digital download that Stampin' Up! created? It's packed with relevant greetings and images from the heartfelt to the humorous. 100% of the money raised goes to support Covid-19 charity funds, so you can feel good about giving back and creating something meaningful.

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