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Glossary of Acronyms and Frequently Used Terms

What in the world does that mean?

How often have you seen an acronym and thought to yourself, I have no idea what those letters mean.

Below is a list of acronyms, abbreviations and terms that may be unfamiliar-I hope you find this list helpful.

I've also included the coordinating Stampin' Up! item number in parenthesis.



A1 (card size): 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" - commonly used for notecards

A2 (card size): 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" - commonly used for standard greeting card. 

A6 (card size): 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" 

A7 (card size): 5" x 7"

#10 (card size): 4-1/8" x 9-1/2" - standard business size envelope

Acid-Free Paper - paper with a neutral pH level, important because it extends the life expectancy of the paper and it will not harm photographs that are attached to it (i.e. scrapbooks).  All paper from Stampin' Up! is acid-free and lignin free.

Adhesive - a substance that causes two surfaces to stick together. Stampin' Up! offers a wide variety including permanent, glue dots, tear and tape, fine-tip glue pen, multi-purpose liquid glue, foam adhesives to add dimension

Adhesive Remover (#103684) - removes unsightly adhesive from unwanted areas, works like an eraser

Big Shot (#143263) - portable, manual, multipurpose die-cutting system that you can use to quickly and easily create die-cut or embossed shapes, envelopes, tags, and 3D items.

Blender Pen (#102845) - Combine the flexibility of watercolors with the convenience of markers. These dual-tipped pens are filled with specialized solution to blend ink easily. Use with Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Card Stock and Classic Stampin' Ink. The tip cleans off with just a stroke or two on scrap paper, so you don't need a different pen for each color.

Bone Folder (#102300) - Tool used to easily score and make crisp folds on paper and cardstock. Scores, burnishes, and distresses paper. 

Brayering - technique used to apply ink to a surface using a rubber or sponge roller (brayer #141714) to create background effects.

Card Stock (CS) - is thicker than standard writing paper, but it's not as thick as poster board and cardboard. Use this paper for crafts, postcards, business and greeting cards and even homemade playing cards. Stampin' Up!'s card stock is high quality, dyed with pure color all the way through, available in various colors that coordinate perfectly with the Designer Series Papers, ink and markers. All Stampin' Up! card stock is a sturdy 80-lb. weight, acid free and lignin free.

CASE - Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit

CAS - Clean And Simple

Die-cutting: cutting out shapes using a metal die on card stock, with the use of a die-cutting machine. The machine places pressure onto the die which in turn cuts the paper. Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot die-cutting machine and accessories are "must have" tools, in my opinion.

DSP - Designer Series Paper

Dry Embossing - creating a raised or textured shape, motif, pattern or greeting on paper.  This technique can be done by hand with a stencil and stylus or with an embossing folder.

Fussy Cutting - cutting out an image by hand using paper snips (#103579). TIP: turn the paper not the snips while using long slow cuts.

Heat Embossing - creating a raised design with stamped images that have been sprinkled with embossing powder and heated using a heat tool. The outcome is a raised image that is generally glossy looking.



Rule of Thirds – a guideline which applies to the composition of visual images. FIND AN EXPLANATION AND GRAPHIC

TIEF – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Bundle – Stampin’ Up! offers coordinating products at a discount

Stamping Off – Inking a stamp, then stamping on a scratch piece of paper before stamping on your project. This gives lighter ink coverage on your project.


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