Stamping Tips

Enamel Shapes...how the heck?

Enamel shapes....love them-hate them!

  • Love how they can add a pop of color and dimension to a card.
  • Hate how they end up all mixed up everywhere.

Well, have I got an idea for you!

Actually I saw another demonstrator (Linda Cullen) do this and I thought to myself, "Self, this is a great idea. You should do this!"

So I did. And now I want to share it with you because I'm certain you will love it as much as I do.

But first...at look at the "Before" pictures.

This first pic is before I opened them. When they arrive from Stampin' Up! they are in these pretty little packages all neat and tidy.

Enamel Shapes-Before.2
All neat in their packages...but not for long

 And then I opened them...

I tried to be very careful but this is what happened. Yuck!

Enamel Shapes-Before
Attempt to neatly open package...FAIL!

 

And now the moment you've all been waiting for...the "AFTER" pictures!

Enamel Shapes Organizer
This is actually the second page but I couldn't wait to show you

 

I printed the front page and the labels from the download on Linda's blog-easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Enamel Shapes-After.3
This is the first page-it has all the item #s listed along with the colors

Isn't it lovely?

And that's just the inside.

Take a peek at the outside.

Enamel Shapes-After.1
Love this project! It's super cute and organized.

  



 

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  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
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as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

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DSC#190: Lots of Love Host Set

Time for another Thursday Challenge. This week it is a Product Spotlight: Host Sets

Stampin' Up! is offering 6 Exclusive Host-Only items this year and they are absolutely lovely.

 

 

Aren't they magnificent?

I love the variety of images, sentiments and fonts.

I couldn't resist that sweet little frog in the "Love You Lots" set.

Love You Lots Host Set-created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup
Love this color-Emerald Envy!

 

What do I use to create this beauty? aka Supply List

Stamp Set: Love You Lots

Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Playful Palette DSP Stack

Ink: Jet Black Stazon Ink and Emerald Envy

Embellishments:  3/8" Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon

Tools:  Stampin' Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals 

It's All in the Details

Lots of details make this lil fella so stinking' irresistible...

Love You Lots card detail by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup
hoppin' off the card
  • First, there are actually 3 frogs not 1-layered using Stampin' Dimensionals to give him some "lift"
  • Secondly, I used a technique that I'm calling the "Spritz & Swish" on the top 2 layers before I snipped and layered them.

"Spritz & Swish"-you're probably wondering if I've lost my ever lovin' pea pickin' mind!

I haven't. But I do love this technique.

  • Simply "spritz" your watercolor paper with water-making sure it is relatively moist.
  • "Swish" on some ink using your Aqua Painter.
  • And then "spritz" a little more water on.
  • Let dry completely
  • Stamp your image and proceed
  • Enjoy you one of a kind masterpiece!

I love this technique for lots of reasons but mostly because it is fun!

No 2 pieces will turn out the same-kinda like us, we are each unique and beautiful.

Spritz & Swish variations created and shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup
Beautifully different or differently Beautiful?

 


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Blessings and Joy to you,

Dawn



 

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Just want to shop? Not a problem, my store is open 24/7!

LOVE A DEAL?  You can save on several great NEW Stampin' Up! bundles here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It's the Ultimate Bundle...the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

 

Statement of the Heart...

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 

 



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Garden in Bloom-Alternate

So...

This week I made not 1 but 2 cards for the Thursday Challenge.

One I loved and the other I like a lot but it was not my favorite. I decided to post the one I liked a lot because it had more of the colors that were included in the inspiration pic.

After mulling it over in my head for a couple days, I decided I should really share the card that I loved.

Garden in Bloom card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

If you saw the card from the Thursday challenge, you may recognize that is the same but different

Same design...different colors!

 

What do I use to create this beauty? aka Supply List

Stamp Set:  Garden in Bloom

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party

Tools:  Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Trimmer, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Fast Fuse Adhesive

It's All in the Details

  • If you look closely at the word "hope", you will see that there is the glimmer paper layered on top of Chocolate Chip--I did this to create a little lift and the illusion of a shadow. Adds just a little extra to the card.

I know the alternate card is very subtly different but I wanted to share it with you.

 

Blessings and Joy to you,

Dawn



 

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Don't miss out on Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

Click HERE for all the details!

 

Just want to shop? Not a problem, my store is open 24/7!

LOVE A DEAL?  You can save on several great NEW Stampin' Up! bundles here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It's the Ultimate Bundle...the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

  

Statement of the Heart...

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 

 

 



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