Check Out this Inexpensive Stampin’ Blends Storage Solution

As the list of colors of Stampin’ Blends Markers grows, it became more and more necessary to find a storage solution. I hoped Stampin’ Up! would offer a way to store our Stampin’ Blends that would make it easy to see the colors and grab the colors you want. I haven’t given up on that happening, but until then check out this inexpensive Stampin’ Blends storage solution one of my sweet downline found on Amazon.

Stampin' Up! Blends Storage Solution by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com

The Crafter’s Companion has six trays with room for 12 Stampin’ Blends Markers per row. That’s enough room for all the Stampin’ Blends available to order in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and (hopefully) new colors available in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. 

And, when the six rows are filled because Stampin’ Up! makes me one happy cardmaker by offering Stampin’ Blends in more and more colors, we can add another set of six to this inexpensive Stampin’ Blends storage solution you can order HERE.

An inexpensive storage solution means we’ll all save money to spend on more Stampin’ Blends Markers! Order Stampin’ Blends in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Stampin’ Blends Available as of September 2018

Your September 2018 Stampin' Up! order placed with Shelly Godby could win a Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All Bundle!Your September 2018 order could win one of three prizes in my September Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Merry Christmas to All Bundle ($49.50 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
 
One entry into the September Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com September 1 through September 30, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code HHY6ZJYQ.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.
 

 

The drawing is open to those with a U.S. address. Click here for the full set of rules and an alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

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Wish Your Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad was Larger? Try This!

If you use Stampin’ Up! ink pads, you know how their large size makes stamping a joy. When you’ve needed to use another company’s ink pad, such as a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad to use with your alcohol markers, do you ever wish it was large like Stampin’ Up! pads? If so, watch to see how!

Click to watch my how to make your Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad larger tutorial HERE if the video is not playing on your mobile device.
 

How to Make a larger Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad tutorial demonstrated by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.comMy stampers are generous in sharing their stamping and cardmaking tips. As you saw with this idea, they are generous and quite clever. 

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If you’d like to make it easier than ever to stamp with a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by making it larger,  the supplies are listed below and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Lava soap is a name we all probably grew up with. I thought I’d saunter into the store and pick up a bar. Not so in my area, so I had to order online. If you can’t find one locally either, click HERE.

 

Supplies to Make a Larger Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad & Other Products Shown in Tutorial

Stamping Smiles August 2018 DrawingYour August  2018 order could win one of three prizes in my August Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Dashing Deer Clear-Mount Bundle ($50.25 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the August Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com August 1 through August 31, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code R3D3EVG4.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

The drawing is open to those with a U.S. address. You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Click here for the full set of rules and an alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Stamping Smiles,

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Quick Tip When Die-Cutting with Clear Stamps

There I was humming along making my Stampin’ Up! Best Birds card. The humming stopped and the frustration started when no matter how many times and ways I moved the die for the branch stamp, it just wasn’t working. It finally dawned on me where it had all gone awry. Watch to learn my quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps to prevent this from happening to you too.

Click to watch my quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps tutorial here if the video is not playing on your mobile device.

Quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps tip by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com

My quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps (photopolymer) is something we all probably knew but can be easy to forget while in the midst of designing a handstamp card. Well, it was for me. 🙂

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Did you watch long enough to see my Best Birds card? The measurements and supplies are listed below.

Best Birds Card Measurements

4-1/4″ x 11″ Tranquil Tide Cardstock

4″ x 5-1/4″ Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper

3-3/4″ x 5″ Tranquil Tide Cardstock

6″ x 1-1/2″ Whisper White Thick Cardstock

4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock

 

Did you know the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is one of the ten background papers in the July 2018 only Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale? See all ten selections HERE.

 

All the supplies to make my Best Birds card are pictured below and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Best Birds Card Supplies

Stamping Smiles July 2018 Drawing for a Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons BundleYour July  2018 order could win one of three prizes in my July Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Blended Seasons Bundle ($64.75 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the July Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com July 1 through July 31, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code R7NUQ43P.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

The drawing is open to those with a U.S. address. You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Click here for the full set of rules and an alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

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Leave a comment below if my quick when die-cutting with clear stamps will help to save you from frustration too.

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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Card Taken from Flat to Oh-So-Fine!

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.co with Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions Thinlits DiesMy Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card was taken from flat to oh-so-fine by using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies to die-cut AND emboss.

The same Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies were used to die-cut and emboss the Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. You can see this demonstrated with my Tips for Embossing with Thinlits Dies tutorial here.

The embossed areas are raised filling in between the intricate lines of the flowers. Here’s the same card without the embossing, very attractive but flat when compared to the other.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.co with Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies

It’s easier to see with the flat and oh-s0-fine cards side-by-side.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.co with Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies

The embossing gives so much dimension that you even see what create a look a shadow for the flowers. The beauty is evident even with tone on tone.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.co with Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies

The added dimension from the embossing is easier to see with my Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card in Soft Sea Foam. Die-cutting and embossing from the same Thinlits die is a winner! 

Order the supplies to make my from flat to oh-so-fine Abstract Impressions card in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Card Supplies

Stamping Smiles June Drawing for Stampin' Up! Varied Vases BundleYour June 2018 order could win one of three prizes in my June Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Varied Vases Bundle ($39.50 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the June Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com June 1 through June 30, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code H2ZGMTZG.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

Stamping-Playground-Membership-Site www.stampingsmiles.comJoin me on the Stamping Playground! A membership community for stampers who want to have fun while they learn, create and share.

 

 

Leave a comment below if you like my Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card taken from flat to oh-so-fine.

Tips for Embossing with Thinlits Dies Using Springtime Impressions Thinlits

It’s quite remarkable how we’re able to get intricate and delicate die-cuts with Thinlits dies. Did you know you can use the same dies to emboss cardstock too? Today I’m demonstrating my tips for embossing with Thinlits dies.

Click to watch my tips for embossing with Thinlits dies tutorial here if the video is not playing on your mobile device.

Tips for embossing with Thinlits dies demonstrated by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com

Did you watch to the end to see my Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card with the stepped-up embossed cardstock? If not, you want to go back now to see it!

The goal is to emboss your cardstock without cutting through it. As promised, I’ve added the embossing sandwich so you don’t have to read the small print on the instructions included with the Big Shot Embossing Mats. The shim that worked better with my Big Shot is listed and noted with if needed. You’ll want to experiment and use the sandwich without it first.

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Big Shot Sandwich for Embossing with Thinlits Dies

Big Shot Platform

Cardstock Shim (if needed)

Standard Cutting Pad

Die with Cutting Side Up

Single Sheet of Paper

Thin Silicone Rubber Mat (blue)

Impressions Pad (white)

 

Stamping Sleeves are the solution to preventing ink from smudging your hand stamped cards. Click on www.stampingsleeves.com to order now.

 

Abstract Impressions Card Measurements

4-1/4″ x 11″ Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

(2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock

3″ x 3″ Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Petal Pink Cardstock

3″ x 3″ Whisper White Cardstock

 

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All the supplies to make my Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card using my tips for embossing with Thinlits dies are pictured below and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Abstract Impressions Card Supplies

Stamping Smiles June Drawing for Stampin' Up! Varied Vases BundleYour June 2018 order could win one of three prizes in my June Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Varied Vases Bundle ($39.50 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the June Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com June 1 through June 30, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code H2ZGMTZG.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

Stamping-Playground-Membership-Site www.stampingsmiles.comJoin me on the Stamping Playground! A membership community for stampers who want to have fun while they learn, create and share.

 

 

Leave a comment below if you like my tips for embossing with Thinlits Dies.

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Read This Stampin’ Write Markers Tip. It Might Save Them from the Trash!

Ruined Stampin' Write Markers Tip from Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.comAre one or more of your Stampin’ Write Marker tips not the fine point they used to be? For me, it has happened from someone thinking the high-quality markers are a Sharpie and not a fine coloring tool and pressed hard when using it. Read this Stampin’ Write Markers tip that just might save them from being thrown away.

When we could order individual markers, I would just order a replacement. Now we need to order a full-color collection, with few exceptions. There’s another option to ordering a full set or throwing it away. You can order replacement tips. Pull out the old tip and insert a new one.

Ruined Stampin' Write Markers Tip

The instructions read to wait 15 minutes for the ink to saturate the tip. I placed my tip facing down for 15 minutes. It wasn’t quite saturated. Looking at how only one side is mostly saturated, it had to be because I didn’t have the marker perfectly straight. After placing it straight down, it was completely saturated after 15 more minutes. 

Ruined Stampin' Write Markers Tip

The only place I’ve found to order replacement tips is at www.tips4markers.blogspot.com. You get four replacement tips for $3.50 plus shipping.

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If you want high-quality markers for your cardmaking, order Stampin’ Write Markers in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Stampin’ Write Markers

 

Stamping Smiles June Drawing for Stampin' Up! Varied Vases BundleYour June 2018 order could win one of three prizes in my June Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Varied Vases Bundle ($39.50 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the June Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com June 1 through June 30, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code H2ZGMTZG.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

The drawing is open to those with a U.S. address. You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

Stamping-Playground-Membership-Site www.stampingsmiles.comJoin me on the Stamping Playground! A membership community for stampers who want to have fun while they learn, create and share.

 

 

Leave a comment below if you like my Stampin’ Write Markers tip.

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