Weekly News

By | August 11, 2015

Today, there are new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! which include one of my favorite punches, the Scallop Tag Topper!  Yeah!!!  This punch is awesome, especially around the holidays.  Just cut a strip of card stock 2″ wide, use the punch on the top, and then trim the bottom.  Presto, you have a beautiful tag any length you want!

Weekly Deals August 11

Last Call for Stamps In the Mail!

There’s still time to sign up for the current round of Stamps In the Mail featuring the By the Tide stamp set.  This is a three month class that you can do in the comfort of your own home and on your own time.  In this class, I use one stamp set to make 12 different projects.  Each month, you receive approximately $32 of products from Stampin’ Up!, plus materials and step-by-step instructions from me to make four projects.  (I also provide ideas for bonus projects.)  The price of the class includes the stamp set for the first month.  The projects for this class are exclusive.  I do not share them on my blog or any other social media site.  I strive to design creative, beautiful projects using unique techniques.  For more details, contact me at tamihewlett@comcast.net.

Class cost:  $45 per month for clear mount stamps.  (For an additional $5 a month, I will provide you with double supplies so you can make the projects with a friend.)  If you would like this stamp set in Wood Mount, the price for the first month is $53.

Here’s a sneak peak of the first month projects so you can get an idea of the type of projects.

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 Inspiration:

Here’s a Tiny Treat Box that you can make in a snap using the Watercolor Wings stamp set, Butterflies Thinlit Dies, and Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies.  All these products compliment each other so well.  In fact, you can save 15% when you purchase the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies together in a bundle!

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Before assembling the Tiny Treat Box, I stamped it with the dotted border stamp from Watercolor Wings.  I just love this little border stamp!  It’s a great accent piece to any project.

Then, I stamped a medium sized butterfly using a four-stamp process.  (You’ve probably heard of two-step stamping, well this one involves four-steps.)  First, I stamped the outside border of the butterfly in Blackberry Bliss.  I stamped the dark color first to make it easy to see the outline of the butterfly and line up the next stamps.  Second, I stamped the background of the wings with Blushing Bride.  Third, I stamped the decorative wings with Rose Red.  At this point, I cut out the butterfly using a Butterflies Thinlit Die.  I found that it’s easier to add the body of the butterfly AFTER I cut it out.  That way I can line up the body in the right place instead of guessing.  So, fourth, I stamped the body of the butterfly in Blackberry Bliss.

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I layered a second, lacy butterfly underneath for a little dimension.  I cut that butterfly using the Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies with Rose Red card stock.

Next, I created a quick tag by stamping the Just for You stamp in Blackberry Bliss and punching it out with a Word Window Punch.  Then, I used a Paper Piercer to punch a hole on one end and tied a bow with Linen Thread.

I used a few glue dots to adhere my layers, then attached everything to the Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon with a Gold Metallic Clothespin.  Quick and easy!

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Supplies used on my treat box:

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Have a wonderful and creative week!

Tami Hewlett

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