Welcome to my new blog! I'm glad you're here.
I have tried blogging for my Stampin' Up! business before, but those times I didn't have a vision for my blog. This time I do!
Several things I am always looking for are fun folds for my cards, different techniques using the stamps and ink I already own, and ways to use patterned paper. Stampin' Up! calls patterned paper Designer Series Paper or DSP. I'll refer to it both ways. SO I want my blog to be a place where you come to for inspiration and to learn about these specific topics.
I like to show simple stamping as well. Stampin' Up! defines this as using only stamps, ink and paper. The home office gives us a challenge every month with a theme to use on our projects. Each month they may include another item like DSP, ribbon, or a punch. If you are new to stamping, don't own a die cut machine or want to create with fewer supplies, try doing a search on the internet using #SimpleStamping, then select 'images' from your search engine. It's fun to see what others have created!
Fun Folds: While I enjoy creating all cards, sometimes I just want to do something different with my Stampin' supplies. This is the simplest fun fold I can think of--you add one score line to a standard A2 card. Refer to my blog post here for more detailed information and a few ideas.
Techniques: Some techniques you'll see on my blog in the near future include embossed resist, the baby wipe technique, and fun uses for your ink pads.
Patterned Paper/DSP: Most of the DSP you purchase from Stampin' Up! is 12"X12". I used to find it overwhelming to work with, so I learned to cut it down either to 6"X6" or directly into pieces that would fit on a card front. My One Sheet Wonder templates will be using 6"X6" pieces of patterned paper and cutting them in various ways to create card pieces.
SYOPP: Stamp Your Own Patterned Paper is my acronym for stamping your own patterned paper with the stamps, ink and plain paper your own. I rarely purchased pre-printed patterned paper at the beginning of my stamping adventure. That has changed, but I still enjoy seeing how I can create my own papers.
#SimpleStamping: Simple doesn't have to mean boring, easy or truly simple. To add interest to your card, try adding an extra paper (card stock) layer. Or stamp your greeting on a separate piece of card stock and lift it up on Dimensionals©. I just thought of this card --it is actually #SimpleStamping.
Final thoughts, I am currently doing Facebook Live videos every Monday at 7:30PM CT on my Facebook page. If I don't have technical issues, I upload these videos to YouTube. I am also doing YouTube videos every Wednesday. These videos premiere at 7:30PM CT. I hope you'll join me across the web! Last thing, if you aren't getting my newsletter, please sign up for it. As of now, I am sending out 2 newsletters in a typical month. If Stampin' Up! springs a special on us, I may add a third. In my newsletters, I talk about what's going on with Stampin' Up! and with my business, and I try to include a project you won't find other places.
Thanks for joining me here! Sue