Showing posts with label tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tips. Show all posts

March 16, 2023

The Top 5 Mistakes Paper Crafters Make


Hi there - here are the top 5 mistakes paper crafters make:

  1. Not planning ahead: Not taking the time to plan out a project can lead to mistakes such as incorrect measurements or colors
    • So, to avoid this, think about the colors you want to use, choose a DSP you would like to use and pick out 2-3 colors you'd like to use and start there.
  2. Skimping on supplies: Trying to save money by using lower quality supplies can lead to a project that doesn't turn out as expected.
    • Always use the highest quality of material you can afford. Stampin' Up! offers the best quality crafting materials at an affordable price.
  3. Not reading instructions: Taking the time to read and understand the instructions can help to avoid costly mistakes.
    • If your following a pattern or a tutorial, it's always best to read through them completely before getting started, then read them again as you create to ensure you're understanding them correctly.
  4. Not using the right tools: Using the wrong tools can make a project more difficult or even impossible.
    • Make sure you're using the right tool for the job! Make sure to have a bone folder on hand for making great fold lines and crisp edges. If you'll be die cutting, be sure to have a die cutting machine...I know that sounds obvious, but I have been called and asked about using a rolling pin to roll over dies and wondering why it wasn't working. 
  5. Not taking time to practice: Taking the time to practice a technique before beginning a project can help to ensure a successful result.
    • This is really important when trying a new to you technique like creating an alcohol ink background. Your first time or two may not look the way you want it to, so be sure to practice a few times to make sure you're achieving the results you want and expect..0

I hope this helps you in your paper crafting endeavors!

March 14, 2023

9 Tips for Determining Your Card Layout

One of the first things you do when designing a card is determine your card layout. Will it be a portrait or landscape orientation? What sentiment would you like to use? Is there enough room for it? Where do you want it located? Outside top left? Top Right? Maybe lower right? Or maybe you would rather keep the sentiment for the inside of the card? 


Here are a few tips to help you choose your card layout when creating:

9 tips for choosing a card layout when creating

  1. Consider the message you want to communicate. Is it a holiday card, a birthday card, or something else? This will help determine the overall tone of your card.
  2. Keep your card design simple. Too many elements can be distracting and make it hard to focus on the message.
  3. Choose a layout that complements your message. For example, a landscape design may be better for a nature-themed card, while a portrait design is better for a small focal point
  4. Select an appropriate size for your card. A note card may be better for a shorter message, while a larger standard size card may be better for a longer one.
  5. Think about the colors you’ll use. Bright colors can be cheerful, while muted colors can be more subtle.
  6. Consider your stamp image. This will be your visual interest and add personality to your design. Will it be best suited for a landscape or portrait orientation
  7. If mixing sentiments, be sure the fonts pair well together.
  8. Don’t forget to leave enough room for a personalized message.
  9. Have fun with your design! Experiment with different ideas and make sure you’re happy with the end result.
I hope you find these little tips helpful and get you on your way to creating with a little more clarity. In the meantime, I wish you Happy Stamping,

September 5, 2017

Let's Get Together and Stamp Out Breast Cancer!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Here in the US we had an extended weekend for Labor Day, which turned out to be a quiet and relaxing day for me Hubby had to work so it was just me and Tucker for the day.
Today I want to share with you an important class I am holding in October. As I'm sure most of you are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of all of the Breast Cancer Warriors, Survivors and those that did not win their final battle, I am holding a card class featuring the Ribbon of Courage Stamp set and all proceeds for this class will go to a Breast Cancer Research Fund as a donation to fight this horrific disease. 
The statistics for Breast Cancer are quite startling! Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed at some point with breast cancer? Look around at 8 women, one of you will receive a diagnosis at some point! Pretty scary stuff. Early detection remains our best chance, but not for everyone. Many of us know that one who although detected early, did all the right things and still did not win the final battle. We must never stop looking for that guaranteed cure! Together we can help. I would love to have you join me for the live class, but if you can't, I am offering several options To Go; 6 to be exact. If you are able to join the live session and are interested in the ultimate bundle, it is also available for $53

Option 1: $40 Receive the Stamp set, Whisper White Bakers Twine, PDF instructions and Card Kits for a total of 6 cards (2 each of  designs) (PDF sent by email)

Option 2: $25 This option is perfect if you already own the stamp set. Receive the PDF and Card Kits for a total of 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) (PDF sent by email)

Option 3: $15 This is for just the PDF instructions emailed to you for all 3 card designs,

Option 4: $5 This is reserved special for my team to purchase the PDF instructions

Option 6: $60 This is the ULTIMATE bundle. Receive the Stamp set, Whisper White Bakers Twine,  PDF, the card kits and the coordinating die set

All prices include shipping to you. 

If you would like to register for any of the above options, please use the registration form in the Events tab above indicating your choice and I will email you an invoice (Per Stampin' Up! rules, I am not allowed to include PayPal links on my blog that include product - and rules are rules)
All card kits will be cut, scored, punched, die cut and embossed for you. All you will need to do is stamp images and assemble. So, join me and lets STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER!
Thank you so much!

Tuesday's Tip:

Today's tip is on using the Watercolor pencils:

August 8, 2017

A New Series - Tips For Tuesday - How to Refill Your Stampin' Write Markers

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!  I really hope you're off to a great start where ever you happen to be. 
Today, I want to introduce you to my new weekly series; Tips for Tuesday. It is where I will answer your questions regarding products and how to's. So, please feel free to continue to send me your questions and I will get them answered each Tuesday. 
For our first Tip for Tuesday, I want to explain how to refill your Stampin' Write Markers. To begin, you will need to gather up a few supplies. You will need your marker that you would like to refill; the coordinating bottle of reinker; a pair of tweezers; and a bowl or container. 
You will start by pulling the brush tip from the marker barrel using the pair of tweezers ( this is the end indicated by the thick white band going around the marker barrel). Just pull straight up and out. Place the brush nib into the container and drop a couple of drops of reinker directly onto the brush nib; then squeeze a couple of drops down into the barrel of the marker and tamp down slightly onto the table to move the ink down the barrel. Once the ink has been absorbed into your brush nib, pick it back up with your tweezers and place it firmly but gently back into the marker barrel until it is firmly seated. Your marker is ready to use again. 
I hope you found this helpful and again, keep the questions coming and I will get them answered for you each Tuesday. In the meantime, Happy Stamping!

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