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I am trying something new and…

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This package of fun was snail mailed to my Super Awesome Team Members in preparation for our first online team meeting with make-n-takes! I am pretty excited to try this format. We will gather online through our team Facebook page for an hour this Sunday, April 29th, 2pm, CDT.

I’ll be assembling the make-n-takes along with my team members during a Facebook Live video. It will be interesting to see what stamps they use with the kits I sent them. Should be fun!

Would you like to join us? You need to be a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team to participate. I’ll do my best to get you a make-n-take packet before the meeting if you sign up to be a demonstrator on my team this week. Sign up is through my online website by clicking here. Make sure my name is in the upper right corner so you know you are signing up with me.

Stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Black Ice – Hottest Paper Crafting Technique

Black ice is the hottest paper crafting technique, literally because a heat gun is used to melt embossing powder for a raised effect. It’s also a popular technique so it is hot in that sense too. Here is my version using the copper foil paper since I did not see any samples using the copper foil.

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This photo shows a side by side of the copper foil that has had the black ice technique applied on the left side. It is shimmery and looks like a layer of lake ice has been applied. The right side is as the copper foil appears directly out of a new package. It is smooth and shiny.

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The embossing powder is very fine so a containment system is needed. I use some scrap copy paper as shown in the video below. To protect my work surface, I use a desk blotter and recycle the top sheet after using embossing powder because the fine particles tend to scatter. Even with the huge desk blotter, I managed to dump some on my table:( I picked up what I could to put back in the container. The embossing powder has very small particles so a little goes a long way.

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Supplies used to create this hand stamped greeting card…

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To see how to recreate the black ice technique, watch my Youtube video:

All supplies can be ordered at my online store by clicking here.

dimensions of the layered pieces:

Pick a Pattern designer series paper 3×4 inches, item # 144163

Crumb Cake mat 2 13/16 x 3 14/16 inches, item #120953

Copper Foil 2 11/16 x 3 12/16 inches, item # 142020

about 3 1/2 inches very vanilla 1/2 inch lace ribbon, item #141672

about 8 inches basic black bakers twine, item #134576

Thanks for supporting my business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Coffee Break Suite #3

I had a design session for a blog hop that featured the Coffee Break Suite. If you missed the hop, click here and hop along. Great projects are featured from Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators around the world!

I decided to share the designs that did not make the hop in different posts. Click here to see design #1 that was posted the day before the hop. Today I am sharing design #3.

This is a no scrap generated designer series paper design. The uncut, circle printed dsp is 4×5 inches. The individual coffee pots did not generate scrap because the pieces between the pots went right to the trash bin since the entire sheet of pots was fussy cut. So I did not add to my scrap pile. That’s what makes it a no scrap generated dsp design.

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Cut at an angle on your personal trimmer as shown. Position the paper so the larger portion is on the right side of the cutting groove. Line up the top corner with the cutting groove. Line up the opposite corner with the 1 1/2 inch mark. Then cut the paper into two pieces. The larger piece is used on the outside of the card. The smaller piece is used on the inside of the card.

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The next fun detail is the stamped hearts inside the soft sky circles. See the original pattern in the bottom right of this photo. Early espresso inked hearts perfectly coordinates with the Coffee Break designer series paper.

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The soft sky finely woven ribbon makes a soft seam between the whisper white and Coffee Break dsp.

Supplies used…fussy cut the coffee pots easily using our paper snips.

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This is a fun suite to create with! You must hurry if you want to order the Coffee Break dsp and soft sky finely woven ribbon. Both are soon to be retiring so once they are sold out, they are gone. In addition, the bundle pricing on the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits is retiring too. So order it all while it is still in stock and bundle priced!

Click on this link to zoom to my online store to place your order. Use host code THAD9V7C if your order is under $150. Do not use the host code if it is over $150 (excluding shipping and tax) so you can redeem all the host rewards. Click here to learn about my online shopping rewards.

Hope you enjoyed my trio of designs using the Coffee Break Suite. Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Clearance Rack loaded – Don’t Delay, Shop Today!

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The clearance rack has been loaded! So I am adding a post even though I already shared a card on my blog today. I don’t want you to miss out on ordering our fabulous, retired products at great discounts! Receive even greater discounts if you are demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team because you receive the demo discount on top of Clearance Rack pricing!

Click here to zoom to my online store.

Please use host code THAD9V7C if your online order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards. 
Enjoy my Online Shopper Rewards program with every $50 online purchase, excluding shipping and tax.
Happy Shoppin!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Coffee Break Suite

I like coffee flavored foods but don’t drink coffee. It’s either water or kombucha for me and occasionally hot tea. I collect all of Stampin’ Up! coffee and tea stamps so the Coffee Cafe stamp set quickly made it’s trip from Utah to my stamp shelf.

I had a design session for a blog hop that will be posted tomorrow so decided to post the samples that did not make the cut for the hop the day before and after the hop. You will enjoy three designs over three days using Coffee Break for my efforts. The party favor posted tomorrow will also be the favor at this week’s Card Buffet. I hope you reserved a seat!

Today’s greeting card design had me fussy cutting coffee mugs and pots from the Coffee Break designer series paper. It was quick work with my super sharp Stampin’ Up! paper snips. I wanted to add depth that the fussy cutting would allow instead of using a straight edged cut piece.

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Vellum creates the cup bubble topper which was cut using the Big Shot and the Coffee Cups framelits. I loaded the Big Shot platform to cut 5 pieces at once, the cup bubble topper, the straw, the cup that holds the sentiment, the trio of beans on the inside of the card and also the wee heart stirrer attached to the bottom left cup.

All of the straight edge papers are cut to an easy 4 inches making this a no scrap dsp generated design.

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Check back tomorrow to hop along the Coffee Break Blog Hop and see the party favor I designed!

The Coffee Break designer series paper is being retired so order it quick here at my online store!

Here are home office concept artist designs using this suite. Now do you want to order it all? haha!

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Super Awesome Stamper Shirley