Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Big Shot & Baby Wipes

One day I was just experimenting with my ink refills and using baby wipes to clean my hands and my stamping area.  I hung the used baby wipes up to dry with clothespins because they were so messy.  The next day I decided to run some of them through my Big Shot using my In the Woods Framelits and below is the result.

These are Christmas cards, but this idea could be used for lots a nature cards. 

This one is layered over the larger framelit.

Until Next Time,

Denise Foor Studio PA
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Tolsby Frame Calendar

Most of my blog readers know that I really enjoy the monthly Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kits.  December 2018's kit was no exception.  Here is one of the calendars I made with the Day by Day kit.

I used a selection of previous Paper Pumpkin stamps to create my "toppers".

You can buy these frames at Ikea or order them online at Amazon.  They are probably available other places, as well.

This month I stuck with the suggested color palette of Grapefruit Grove and Pool Party.

I also made some cards that I will share next week.

Until Next Time,
Denise Foor Studio PA
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Tombow Multipurpose Glue, let me count the ways I love you!

If I could only have one adhesive it would be Tombow Multipurpose glue.  This one glue can take the place of many.
Here are ways to use Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  1. This is a white glue and it dries clear and it is very strong so it is great for adhering two pieces of cardstock.
  2. It has a thin end and a thick end so it will cover both small and large areas quickly.
  3. If allowed to dry, you can use it on an envelope. When you are ready to seal the envelope, moisten slightly and seal.
  4. If you want to attach a rubber stamp to a wooden block, use a heavy coat on the back of the stamp and then to the block and let dry completely.
  5. Having problems getting your stamps to stick on the acrylic blocks and they fall off when you get ready to stamp, apply a light coat of multipurpose glue and let it dry for several hours. The stamp will remain sticky enough to stay on the blocks for many uses.
  6. Have a delicate entailed design to add to cardstock, using the fine tip of the glue, lightly dot around the piece and let it slightly dry. When partly dry add to your cardstock.  The glue will not leak out around the edge of the piece.
  7. When applying vellum to a background layer, using a makeup sponge and dab into a few drips of glue and sponge on back of vellum in places. When you layer it on your cardstock the glue will not show.
  8. Use to attach embellishments to your cardstock
  9. Use for scrapbooks. When attaching pictures, use dots around the outside layers and then add to the page.  It is acid free.
  10. Sponge on cardstock to add glitter in large areas. If you want a small line of glitter, use the fine tip of the glue.

Remember, Tombow Multipurpose Glue will adhere cardstock to wood, cardboard, metal and other surfaces. 

Until Next Time,
Denise Foor Studio PA
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

To You & Yours Bits & Pieces

In an effort to "use what I have", I used a variety of bits & pieces to finish off my November 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  

Until Next Time,

Denise Foor Studio PA

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Paper Pumpkin To You & Yours

November 2018 Paper Pumpkin To You & Yours

I wanted to share some of the cards I made using my November 2018 Paper Pumpkin.  This kit was titled "To You & Yours" and was a terrific kit for making Christmas cards.  Here is what came in the kit....

This gives you an idea of the original samples that Stampin' Up! provided.

Here are some of the cards I made with the contents of my November kit.

I used the Sprig Punch and the Buffalo Check stamp for the card below.

On this card, I used the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.

I used both the Cable Knit and Tin Tile Embossing Folders on the two cards below.  

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Cling Stamps from Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! cofounder Shelli Gardner introduced and demonstrated the new red rubber stamping solution:cling stamps. Watch this video and read on for more information!


Cling stamps were first introduced in Japan beginning with their 2018-2019 annual catalog. The new stamp line has been a smashing success. We are excited to offer cling stamps in all other markets beginning with the 2019 occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. During the transition, be sure to view product details carefully both in publications (each stamp type is identified with an icon) and when placing orders to note the stamp medium.
·   Beginning with the 2019 occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.
·   Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalog will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount, or photopolymer.
·   Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalog that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalog.
·   In 2019-2020 annual catalog, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps* will no longer be available. The only exception is background stamps in North America only, which will still be available in wood-mount.
*Wood-mount stamp set sales have been steadily declining for several years. Stampin’ Up! research and sales teams took this and several other factors into consideration before discontinuing wood-mount stamps. We are confident the transition to cling stamps will be beneficial in many ways for demonstrators, customers, and the company.

How to Assemble Cling Stamps

Labeling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labeling instructions.
Note: Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently. Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the stamp’s foam.
·   Remove the paper backing from the label.
·   Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
·   Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
·   Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
·   Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.

Best Practices
To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.) To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

Until Next Time,
Denise Foor Studio PA

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Shaker Cards Paper Pumpkin

These are a couple of cards I made from the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, Pining for Plaid.  Shaker cards are so much fun to make and to receive.  The Paper Pumpkin kits are a lot of fun...either to make as designed or create alternatives.  Sometimes I have to play catch-up and just spend a day finishing up my kits.....

These are the components that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Until Next Time,
Denise Foor Studio PA

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