I recently gave a stamp set to a friend for her birthday. Instead of stuffing it into a gift bag or wrapping it in tissue paper, I measured, cut and scored a piece of DSP, wrapped it in that then tied four long pieces of the organdy ribbon from the SAB brochure around it. That way when she pulled apart the bow she had four lengths of different pretty ribbon and a big piece of DSP to use with her new stamp set.
I have to admit that I was never a big fan of the CLEAR mount stamps. I've always been a wooden block fan. So when Stampin' Up! introduced the new CLING stamps that will replace the clear mount and the wood mounted stamps, I was a bit cautious. However, after the first stamp I used, I was hooked!
Cling stamps feature the same quality rubber stamps I've always loved and they now come with highly adhesive image labels. The benefit is that they will cling like crazy to clear blocks so you don't have to worry about your stamp image shifting or falling off the block.
If you're interested in converting your CLEAR mount stamps to CLING stamps, the video below is very helpful.
Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I am getting ready to retire from my "day job", which is a good thing, but it's challenging and stressful in some unexpected ways. However, once things are settled I am looking forward to posting and sharing projects on a much more regular basis.
I did have a great in-home workshop last weekend at my friend Lynn's house. Thanks Lynn! It's been a while since I've done a workshop instead of my usual monthly classes. It was fun getting back to basics and really connecting with the stampers.
Here are two of the projects we made.
This card features a new technique using window sheets and Silver glimmer paper.
We used the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch bundle, Rectangle Stitched framelits and Gingham DSP, all from the new Occasions catalog.
Who doesn't like dogs and cats? I combined the two new sets from the Occasions catalog, Happy Tails and Nine Lives, and made this fun Valentine's card.
I'm looking forward to more workshops during Sale-a-bration, so if you're interested in hosting a party, contact me!