Does it Look Like This When You Try to Copy Hand-Stamped Card Ideas?

Do you waste time and cardstock when trying to copy hand-stamped card ideas you find?If you’ve ever looked at hand-stamped card ideas and tried to copy one, you may have had a mess like this too.

What you see is only part of the materials I wasted trying to copy a Cool Treats card from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog (now retired). The card idea was cute and thought I’d save time copying it. Boy, was I wrong!

It started by guessing the wrong color for the card base which also meant for the ice cream too.  There were more scoops of ice cream that hit the trash as I tried to make mine look like the picture.

Next was the attempt to get the banners right. First, it was too wide and then too short. The third time was the charm.

You’d think the size of circles should be easy. Not so. It took a couple of attempts.

After a too much time spent and materials ruined, the handmade greeting card was done. But, something wasn’t sitting right with me. I called Stampin’ Up! to see if they could tell me what colors were used. Ah, Sweet Sugarplum! Also found out the green was supposed to be Old Olive. It still looks like Lemon Lime Twist to me in the photo. I switched my card base and ice cream cone to Sweet Sugarplum and kept Lemon Lime Twist. and was quite pleased.

Card subscription program www.hasslefreecards.comThere are a lot of hand-stamped greeting card ideas available online. But, most leave you, like me, guessing at the sizes of layers, colors, and sometimes even the stamp sets. You can avoid all of that with a subscription to my Hassle-Free Cards!

You’ll receive an exclusive card design of mine every 15 days that takes the hassle out of finding attractive yet still easy to make card ideas with your subscription. Every Hassle-Free Card ideas include a color photo, supplies, measurements and directions for only $4.95/month that will save you time, materials and frustration trying to copy hand stamped card ideas! Click HERE to subscribe now.

 

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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Leave a comment below if you’ve ever wasted time and materials when trying to copy hand-stamped card ideas too.

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And the winner of my four handmade cards is . . .

 

Surrereys from Florida! 

 

During my Paper and Pansies Live 4 Fun Days of Hassle-Free Cards event, everyone who subscribed to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards was entered into a drawing to win all four handmade cards I demonstrated live.

 

The random name selector chose Surrereys.  A big congrats to Surrereys and and inky hug for all the new Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards Subscribers!

 

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Stamping Smiles Paper and Pansies Day 2 Live in One Hour!

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Presents 4 Fun Days of Hassle-Free Cards!

 

Stamping Smiles Paper and Pansies Live presents the second free Hassle-Free Card stamping free video tutorial live in one hour at Noon ET, 11AM CT, 10AM MT & 9AM PT at www.stampinsmiles.com/paperandpansieslive! Flaws and all. 🙂

 

Three more days, Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20, I have three more live Hassle-Free Card demonstrations scheduled for Noon ET each day!

 

You will be able to watch me make a Hassle-Free Card live each day and be able to ask questions and leave comments during the live presentation!  To leave comments you will need to login. The red arrow points to where you will need to click to add your name and email address.

 

 

What is a Hassle-Free Card? Exclusively designed-by-me cards that are easy to make and easy to duplicate because they include the measurements and the list of stamping supplies. Subscribing to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards takes the hassle out of finding great card ideas!

 

Subscribe to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards during the four day event, and be entered into a drawing for the four cards I will be demonstrating!

 

At Noon ET (11am CT, 10 am MT, 9am PT) today, Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20, go to www.stampinsmiles.com/paperandpansieslive to watch my live Hassle-Free Card demonstrations! Flaws and all.

 

If you have to miss any of my live demonstrations, no worries, you will be able to watch the videos later right here!

 

Stamping Smiles,

 

 

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 Come watch Stamping Smiles Paper and Pansies Live Video Demonstrations!

 

 

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Stamping Smiles Paper and Pansies goes live in one hour!

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 Presents 4 Fun Days of Hassle-Free Cards!
 
 
Stamping Smiles Paper and Pansies Live presents the first Hassle-Free Card stamping free video tutorial live in one hour at Noon ET, 11AM CT, 10AM MT & 9AM PT at www.stampinsmiles.com/paperandpansieslive!  Flaws and all. 🙂
 
 
Starting today and for the next three days, Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20, I have four live Hassle-Free Card demonstrations scheduled for Noon ET each day!  
 
 
You will be able to watch me make a Hassle-Free Card live each day and be able to ask questions and leave comments during the live presentation!  You will need to login.  The red arrow points to where you will need to click to add your name and email address.
 
What is a Hassle-Free Card?  Exclusively designed-by-me cards that are easy to make and easy to duplicate because they include the measurements and the list of stamping supplies.  Subscribing to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards take the hassle out of finding great card ideas!
 
 
Subscribe to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards during the four day event, and be entered into a drawing for the four cards I will be demonstrating!
 
 
At Noon  ET (11am CT, 10 am MT, 9am PT) today, Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20, go to www.stampinsmiles.com/paperandpansieslive to watch my live Hassle-Free Card demonstrations!  Flaws and all.
If you have to miss any of my live demonstrations, no worries, you will be able to watch the videos later right here!
 

 

 
Stamping Smiles,

 

  

 

702-513-9997
Order Stampin’ Up! products in my online store.  Open 24 hours a day!
 

 

 

 

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Someone has discovered embossing!

 

Someone has discovered embossing!   I should write she has just recently been able to partake in the joy of embossing and die-cutting for her beloved craft of cardmaking.

 

First, let me show off one of her first embossed cards and then tell you the story of the how and why now she can emboss and die-cut.

 

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Our embossing enthusiast used the Stampin' Up! Elegant Lines Embossing Folder to emboss the entire front of her handmade greeting card.  That quick time it takes to emboss with an embossing folder in the Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cut Machine provides texture and design to our handmade cards.

 

The story:  our stamping friend just loved all the embossing and die-cutting used on my exclusive handmade cards in my Hassle-Free Cards and Virtual Stamp Club projects.  What most of us find effortless in turning the handle of the Sizzix Big Shot was just not possible because her hands just are not strong enough to create the embossed and die-cut magic.

 

Even though she was left on the sidelines, she kept a great attitude and enjoyed making and sending tons of cards as her ministry.  Then one day an angel called wanting to purchase some of the retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets I have listed for sale.  As you can imagine, it is easy to get into a conversation with a fellow stamper who loves the craft too.

 

Somehow in our conversation she mentions an electric die-cut machine.  Our embossing-lover-but-left-on-the-side-lines-stamper immediately comes to mind.  I write down all the details of this machine and wait excitedly impatient for her to return from vacation to share the news.

 

This die-cut machine is the e-Bosser.  She was so excited when I told her about it, we got on the internet and found one to order.  It took several weeks to get delivered, but as you can see, our embossing friend is having the time of her life!

 

I am so excited for her.  Tried so hard to design projects without using my Big Shot, but it was so hard not to use it.  The embossed and die-cutting images are a quick and easy way to embellish our handmade cards and look just brilliant.

 

Our friend excitedly also immediately purchased several Stampin' Up! embossing folders and dies to make some of the projects she has so longed to make.  Now she is a player instead of a cheerleader.

 

Naturally, the eBosser is more expensive than the manual Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cut Machine we sell.   My advice is if you have no trouble gripping and turning a handle, purchase the Big Shot for less money.  You also can use it anywhere you can find a flat surface.  You do not need to be close to an electrical outlet.

 

But, if gripping and turning the handle is painful or simply impossible, the extra money it would cost to purchase the eBosser would be worth every penny if you have felt left on the sidelines and want to be a player too.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Stamping Smiles,

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