How to Not color a pheasant….

I had a request for a Stamping School video to use the Pleasant Pheasants
stamp set with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers or watercolor pencils.
I found myself googling  ‘pheasant colors’
because I had no idea which colors to use!
They are very pretty birds, especially the male.


I did the video and while I ended up liking all the colors,
I wanted a quicker way to NOT color the pheasant
so I went old school and bleached them instead!

Bleaching removes the color from the cardstock,
so every color reacts differently.
In this case, Cajun Craze became a vanilla color.
Here are some tips for bleaching:

  1.  Stamp image with VersaMark ink pad and use clear embossing powder to heat emboss image.  This sets it and protects the image from getting bleached.
  2. Keep a ventilated work space.  I only used 1 tablespoon bleach and dipped an old blender pen into the bleach and ‘colored’ the cardstock where I wanted to bleach.
  3. It dries fast and the bleaching happens as it dries.  If you are impatient, you can use your heat gun to quicken the process but again, ventilation is important.
  4. You can reapply more bleach to lighten the areas more.
  5. Cardstock that is white on the inside or the core won’t work as well. Try it with our Stampin’ Up card stocks, which have color all the way through.
  6. Be prepared for everyone to say how clean your stamp room smells!  They will think you’ve been cleaning all day.

I used the Merry Christmas Thinlits dies for the sentiment label
and added a cute copper brad and some copper edged ribbon.
The paper strip is from the Country Lane designer series paper in the Holiday catalog.

I hope you try it if you haven’t yet!

Stampin’ Up supplies used – click on any item to view in my store

Heat Tool

$30.00

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Happy October and 10% off select stamping supplies!

New items!
Do you have a Stamparatus?
We have some new coordinating accessories available today!
Extra clear plates, foam pad and small Grid Paper to fit perfectly inside!
 I did grab the small grid paper pack (about 8″x8″)
and they are so nice to have just for card making at my table!

2 extra Plates $15   #149693
Small Grid Paper $6.50   #149621
Foam Mat  $3.00   #150081
Need extra magnets?   2 for $12    #148213

You can also get the Accessories combo pack for 24.50
with the plates, grid paper and foam bundle.   #151049

If you missed my Stamparatus HOW-TO Video Series,
go here to view them all!

Hey, how nice that Stampin’ Up put a few of our stamping and card making supplies on sale for World Card Making Day!  And for a whole week, Oct 1st – Oct 7th!
If you would like to view/print the flyer PDF, click HERE

 CARD KITS on SALE

Soft Sayings Card Kit

$35.00
31.50

Photopolymer Stamps on Sale (click image to see larger)

Clear Mount (red rubber) Stamp sets on sale 

Paper and Note cards on Sale

Stock up on these!  (I did!)

For those of you that would like to order $40 or more from Oct 1-7th, I’ll send you an extra pack of Stampin’ Dimensionals FREE!
If ordering online,
please use host code 79HTDD33
(only if your order is under 150.
If it is over 150, don’t use the host code and enjoy the host rewards!)

I hope you find some time to stamp this week!

 

 

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Fast Fuse and new Clearance Deals!

New deals on the Clearance Rack!

Tranquil Tide & Chocolate Chip Markers  $2.80 for both!

It’s BACK!  Get some before it’s gone…
Refill #129027           Starter with case  #129026


#140622    How many times have you wished you had a 13?  or a 28th wedding anniversary card?   These are invaluable for customizing all those numbers in between that are impossible to find!  I have used mine SO much!


#141841   The stamps are retired but I never used them anyway!
These are so fun to cut and layer together!   The NOEL die acts like a mantel to hang your stocking from.


I didn’t get this one when it was out and it’s the sweetest thing for adding just a little holly and berries to your holiday projects #141843

 

  Window Dies #139666
These aren’t new to the rack BUT totally a must-have IMO for every crafter.

To see ALL the new stuff on the rack  go HERE
I like to sort by NEW and then also by < for the lowest priced items.

Don’t forget!

Order $50 with me and get the Corrugated Folder FREE!   I’m working on some end-of-our-SU-year goals and I have 2 weeks left to make it.  I’m almost there!

Round 3 of my Holiday Shares start today!
Email me to get a sampler of just the papers or add on ribbon or accessories, all from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog.
Sign up for Round 3 is Sept 17-21st.
See my original post HERE for more details.

 

Thank you for your notes and emails asking about the hurricane here in NC.  We are fine, it missed us here in the western part of NC, just a lot of rain.   Flooding in some areas near us but thinking of those who really got the worst of it.  Mother Nature isn’t always kind.

 

 

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Santa is coming early with a Special gift from me!

Ordering begins TODAY for the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog!
There are so many great suites in the new catalog.  From pretty ornaments to beautiful trees and deer to cute elves, there is something for everyone in this new catalog!

Click here to see the Holiday Catalog PDF online

Click HERE to view and print a shopping list

I did a quick video of one of my favorite suites, Santa’s Workshop!  I had some trouble with youtube today so I hope you can see it! (you may have to come directly to my blog if viewing in your email)

If you can’t view the video, here are the photos of my projects!  They sure were fun to do!


No stamping Required! 
Well I did stamp the sentiment but I just LOVE it when Stampin’ Up creates framelits that do all the fussy cutting out of the Designer Paper!


My favorite is the inside with an envelope for a gift card!

 

I made my own Garden Green cardstock tree for the elves to decorate:)

Here are my 2 favorite products to get to make tons of adorable cards!
The Designer paper Santa’s Workshop and the coordinating 14 Dies, Santa’s Signpost:

Together, these 2 products are $46.   (Personally I’d get 2 packs of the Designer paper so you have an extra for next year since it won’t be available after January 2nd)

Santa’s Workshop Designer Paper  #147809
Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies #147911
Signs of Santa Photopolymer stamp set  #149967
Save 10% on Stamps/Dies Bundle  #149967

If you want longevity with your framelits, add on the coordinating stamp set, Signs of Santa as a bundle to save 10% on the stamps/dies  #149967

If you decide to buy the stamp set/dies bundle + designer paper,
it would be 61.50 + tax/shipping.

In SEPTEMBER only, order at least $50
(from any catalog)
with me and I’ll throw in a special gift!

You can choose between the
Corrugated Embossing Folder
OR I’ll send the kits for all 4 projects free!
(no stamping in the kits, just the papers and accessories needed) I will include a PDF and video of my 4 projects.
You will need your own ink and adhesive/dimensionals.

    OR  

You can let me know via email at Linda@stampingschool.com
for which one you would like!

BTW, Stampin’ Up has a gift for those ordering $250 or more.
A special pack of Designer paper not in any catalog called Dashing Along, which has some favorite designs from years past:

Don’t forget to use your $5 coupons if you earned those last month! You can use all of them at once on one order or save them to use throughout September. No minimum purchase required, just enjoy the savings!

Shopping List 

Go Stamp Something!

Want more videos?  Get to know some of the brand new Holiday
products with videos from the Stampin’ Up home office!

 

 

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One more day for `round 1 of my Holiday Catalog Shares!


The new Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog will begin on Wednesday, September 5th!  
Check back here on Wednesday for a fun promo from me
and 4 projects that I had a lot of fun making!

Stampin’ Up also has an extra gift for orders over  $250 (or a workshop with several orders together.  It’s a pack of designer paper called Dashing Along that cannot be purchased, just earned with the $250 order.
It’s an anniversary collection of favorite designs over the last decade.

If you have joined my shares before, email me at Linda@stampingschool.com
and I’ll send you the link to order and pay for your shares!

Round 1 of my paper, ribbon and accessories Share ends Sept 4th.
Round 2 will begin Sept 5th – 9th.
If you want to get them first, be sure to sign up by end of day on Sept 4th.

A product share means that I’ll divide the paper in 6×6 pieces between 8 people, for example, so you get one 6×6 sheet of each paper rather than having to buy a whole pack. You pre-order the product shares you want, I’ll order it on Sept 5th and then I’ll cut and separate all the pieces for you. After that I package them up in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and mail them to you!
It takes approx 2 weeks to receive your shares in the mail.

Order by Sept 4th to be in round 1!
Round 2 Begins Sept 5th – 9th and I’ll order round 2 on Sept 10th.

**If you want ALL THREE of the shares listed below, it’s a $48 bundle**

Holiday Paper Shares $15
53 Sheets total

6 sheets – 6×6 All is Bright Designer Paper
6 sheets- 6×6 Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper
6 sheets- 6×6 Santa’s Workshop Specialty Paper
6 sheets- 6×6 Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper
3 sheets- 6×6 Glimmer Paper, one each in Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot & Copper
6 sheets- 6×6 Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper
6 sheets – 6×6 Country Lane Designer Paper
6 Sheets – 6×6 Toil & Trouble Designer Paper
1 sheet – 6×6 Black Foil Sheet
1 Sheet – 6×6 Galvanized Metallic Paper
Bonus! 6 sheets – 6×6 Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper from the annual catalog

Ribbon Shares $15

(My ribbon shares are neatly wrapped around a 3″ wide ribbon card)
2 yards of each ribbon
1/4″ Tranquil Tide Velvet Trim
3/8″ Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
5/8″ Merry Merlot & copper Reversible Ribbon
1/2″ Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon
3/8″ Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon
5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim

Christmas Accessories Share $20

2 Galvanized Buttons
2 All is Bright gold clips
4 Foil Edged Cards/Envelopes (2 gold, 2 silver)
2 Galvanized Clips
1 Chicken Wire (not real wire)
2 Copper Stars
2 Iridescent Wreaths
30 Epoxy dots (clear and frosted)
30 Santa’s enamels
30 Red Rhinestones
1 Santa Bag (approx 4″ x 4″)
2 spider trinkets
4 poppy parade cards/envelopes (2 small, 2 large)

I offer free shipping on my shares since I earn host rewards with ordering the shares, so I share that savings with you as a thank you for ordering them with me.

To order your shares, email me with your name and address to Linda@stampingschool.com
I’ll email you the link to order and pay for your shares.

(US addresses only per SU policy)

I will order on September 4th as soon as SU turns on ordering for the new Holiday catalog. RSVP by Sept 4th if you want in on Round 1! Round 2 Begins Sept 5th – 9th and I’ll order round 2 on Sept 10th.


Did you get your copy in the mail? If you didn’t please let me know!
(demonstrators should be receiving their complimentary copies this week)

Linda

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Linda’s Holiday Shares


The new Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog will begin on September 5th,
just a week away!

If you would like to have a sampling of all the papers, ribbons
and accessories then join one or all of my shares!

If you have joined my shares before, email me at Linda@stampingschool.com and I’ll send you the link to order and pay for your shares tomorrow!

A product share means that I’ll divide the paper in 6×6 pieces between 8 people, for example, so you get one 6×6 sheet of each paper rather than having to buy a whole pack. You pre-order the product shares you want, I’ll order it on Sept 5th and then I’ll cut and separate all the pieces for you. After that I package them up in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and mail them to you!
It takes approx 2 weeks to receive your shares in the mail.

Order by Sept 4th to be in round 1!
Round 2 Begins Sept 5th – 9th and I’ll order round 2 on Sept 10th.

**If you want ALL THREE of the shares listed below, it’s a $48 bundle**

Holiday Paper Shares $15
53 Sheets total

6 sheets – 6×6 All is Bright Designer Paper
6 sheets- 6×6 Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper
6 sheets- 6×6 Santa’s Workshop Specialty Paper
6 sheets- 6×6 Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper
3 sheets- 6×6 Glimmer Paper, one each in Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot & Copper
6 sheets- 6×6 Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper
6 sheets – 6×6 Country Lane Designer Paper
6 Sheets – 6×6 Toil & Trouble Designer Paper
1 sheet – 6×6 Black Foil Sheet
1 Sheet – 6×6 Galvanized Metallic Paper
Bonus! 6 sheets – 6×6 Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper from the annual catalog

Ribbon Shares $15

(My ribbon shares are neatly wrapped around a 3″ wide ribbon card)
2 yards of each ribbon
1/4″ Tranquil Tide Velvet Trim
3/8″ Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
5/8″ Merry Merlot & copper Reversible Ribbon
1/2″ Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon
3/8″ Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon
5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim

Christmas Accessories Share $20

2 Galvanized Buttons
2 All is Bright gold clips
4 Foil Edged Cards/Envelopes (2 gold, 2 silver)
2 Galvanized Clips
1 Chicken Wire (not real wire)
2 Copper Stars
2 Iridescent Wreaths
30 Epoxy dots (clear and frosted)
30 Santa’s enamels
30 Red Rhinestones
1 Santa Bag (approx 4″ x 4″)
2 spider trinkets
4 poppy parade cards/envelopes (2 small, 2 large)

I offer free shipping on my shares since I earn host rewards with ordering the shares, so
and I share that savings with you as a thank you for ordering them with me.

To order your shares, email me with your name and address to Linda@stampingschool.com
I’ll send you the link to order tomorrow!

(US addresses only per SU policy)

I will order on September 4th as soon as SU turns on ordering for the new Holiday catalog. RSVP by Sept 4th if you want in on Round 1! Round 2 Begins Sept 5th – 9th and I’ll order round 2 on Sept 10th.


Did you get your copy in the mail?  If you didn’t please let me know!
(demonstrators should be receiving their complimentary copies this week)

Linda

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Bouquet Blooms Meets Red Hats

A friend in my neighborhood asked me to make some invitations for her Red Hats luncheon.  While I didn’t have a hat stamp, I improvised by using the classic Red Hats color combo of red and purple and some pretty flowers.   I cased the Stampin’ Up Annual catalog sample on page 167 for my easy layout!

         

I used the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder to give the solid Whisper White card stock a little character. I used Garden Green, Real Red and Gorgeous Grape for my Red Hats colors.   The Bundle is called Bouquet Blooms and actually makes these fun fold cards, too!
I also used the new Sprig Punch for the green leaves poking out.  That will be available to all on Sept 4th!

Stampin’ Up’s home office made a video showing how to use the dies for the fun fold card:

 


YES!  I will be offering my Holiday Shares!

I’ll post those on August 28th, when we are officially allowed to take payments for them.  (that’s 7 days before the new catalog begins on Sept 4)

If you would like to be on my email notification list for those, email me at Linda@stampingschool.com and include your full name and mailing address.

Don’t forget AUGUST is $5 coupon month aka Bonus Days!
For every $50 you order in August, you get a $5 coupon code to redeem in September!

Also, the Blended Seasons bundle will be ending soon!  I’ve really enjoyed the stitched dies in this set!  The Watercolor Pencils are not a part of this bundle and are reported to be coming back later.  The stamp set and dies will not be coming back.

August 1-31 Only!
A group of limited time only products with stamps, dies and 10 new watercolor pencil colors! You can view the official flyer HERE

Linda’s Special during August!
If you are a member of my Stamping School video library, you saw 2 videos I made using this new bundle. For all orders of $40 or more, I’ll send you the kits for both cards I showcased! (stamping not included per policy but all die cuts and embossed pieces included) If ordering online and your order is under $150, use Host Code AUEZZHDS
(ordering customers and team have free access to video library)


The stamp set is called BLENDED SEASONS
$39 Clear Mount or $53 wood mount   This is a BIG , two case stamp set!

Go Stamp Something!

 

 

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