Saturday, July 13, 2013

Useful Crafting Tip #1

Have you ever put some SNAIL on your Card Stock, lined it up on the card base and carefully stuck it down just where you wanted it only to realize that you forgot to put the ribbon under the CS first?

No problem.  Just go to your bathroom and grab some dental floss.  Tear off a generous length and slip it under one corner of the top piece of CS carefully sliding it between the two layers and gently ease it back and forth until you have separated the CS from the base.  

The best part is that you can put the ribbon where it belongs and replace the CS usually without adding any more SNAIL.  


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Did you know....An introduction to the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Did you know there is a tool for helping you get your stamped image exactly where you want it.  It is called a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Kind of a silly name but very useful.



This is what the Stampin' Up! Product Guide says about the 
Stamp-a-ma-jig Features & Benefits
1. Allows for fast and precise stamp placement
2. Lets you place an image exactly where you want it, every time
3. Perfect for word and letter stamps
4. Sturdy plastic construction.
5. Includes washable plastic sheet
6. Black color exclusive to Stampin’ Up!
7. Nonskid base
8. Includes instructions
The Stamp-a-ma-jig comes with two pieces: the Stamp-a-ma-jig handle and the plastic imaging sheet.
The handle has a T-shaped top portion, which makes it easy for right-handed stampers and left-handed stampers. Instructions are included with the Stamp-ma-jig, but here’s a basic overview to help you understand how it works.
1. Align the plastic sheet in the T-shaped top of the Stamp-a-ma-jig, making sure that the corner of the sheet is placed squarely into one corner of the Stamp-ma-jig.
2. Stamp your image on the sheet, placing the stamp squarely in the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
3. Place the stamped plastic sheet on your project where you want the stamped image to be.
4. Keeping the plastic sheet in place, place the Stamp-a-ma-jig on the stamped corner of the plastic sheet.
5. While holding the Stamp-a-ma-jig in place, remove the plastic sheet, place the stamp in the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig, and stamp on your project.
If you already have a  Stamp-a-ma-jig have you ever thought to do this...?
Have a favorite stamp set that needs the Stamp-a-ma-jig?  Make permanent image sheets to keep in the stamp case. Cut Window Sheets into small squares and stamp images from that set on the sheets using the Stamp-a-ma-jig and StazOn ink. Put those Window Sheets in the stamp case, and then when
you go to stamp, you already have your stamps lined up on the Window Sheets. *This will only work with permanently wood mounted stamps*
Below is an example of how you can use your Stamp-a-ma-jig. To put the little bear in the cab of the vehicles I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the stamp exactly where I wanted it.  No more guessing.  No more mistakes! Please contact me for more information on the Stamp-a-ma-jig.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Gingham Garden Birthday

I've always liked gingham and I really liked the Gingham Garden Suite from the first time I saw it. 
All three of the DSP's on this card is from Gingham Garden.  The one thing that I wasn't quite sure about was the washi tape.  I have used it several times now and am starting to warm up to it.  It is a quick and easy accent for any project like on the one below.

I didn't have any ribbon for this one so a little washi tape across the middle and it was finished. A nice addition to solid color CS. I also, as usual, was a little slow on the uptake of the doilies. Be looking for more ways to use doilies coming up.