Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stuck on You! A Guide to Stampin' Up! Adhesives

Crystal Effects

Features & Benefits:Gives a high-gloss finish to any image; Creates amazing 3-D effects; Applicator tip provides great control; Distributed exclusively by Stampin' Up!; Water based for quick and easy cleanup; Dries completely within an hour, depending on how thickly it is applied
Quick Trick:  Add a drop or two of Classic Ink refill, and you'll have a high gloss coloured finish. Also works great as an adhesive to attach buttons or other heavier embellishments.  Recap after each use to prevent the tip from drying and clogging.  Allow approximately one hour drying time.

Item #101055   $7.95 for a 2 ounce bottle

Anywhere Glue Stick

Features & Benefits:  Odorless and permanent; 2 per package; 20 grams of solid glue in each; Rectangular design with square corner edge makes hard-to-reach areas reachable .. Even gets into corners!;  Economical choice for scrapbooking and card making; Acid free, non-toxic
Tip:  to prevent your glue sticks from drying out, store them in a resealable plastic baggie

Item #104045   $5.25


Features & Benefits: 585" of temporary self-adhesive dots on paper backing; Convenient dispenser rolls dots from paper backing onto card stock, photographs or accents; Use to reposition pictures and artwork without causing damage;  Use to create a temporary mask; Adhesive is solvent free; Refill available

FYI:  To remove excess adhesive simply rub finger gently over dots and they come off without any damage to your project

Item# 103305  Dotto with dispenser  $16.95
Item#  100902  Dotto Refill  $8.50

Glue Dots:

Features & Benefits:  Super sticky, double-sided adhesive dots;  Odorless; no mess; no drying time; Bonds instantly to a variety of materials .. paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic and more; Easy to use; Photo safe; Each dot measures approximately 3/16" in diameter; Great for attaching embellishments

Quick Tip:  The best way to place Glue Dots is to press your project against the glue dot roll, you don't even need to touch the dot, Press the paper or object onto the dot and pull away, the dot will adhere to the object, don't try to pull the dot off the liner paper with your fingers or it will stick to you and not the paper!

Item#103693  $5.95 for 300 mini dots

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Features & Benefits:  Latex rubber acrylic resin adhesive, Can be either permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied (see FYI); Works great for adhering card stock or designer series papers to chipboard; Dries clear; Excellent for adhering Stampin' Glitter to surfaces; Dual-tipped applicator - use small tip for precision placement and wide tip to cover larger areas

FYI:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue is Temporary or Permanent.  To use it a s a temporary adhesive, allow it to dry before adhering. Permanent adhesive, adhere it when wet

Item #110755  5.25

Snail Adhesive  

Features & Benefits:  Simple, Neat, Affordable, In line;  472" of double-sided adhesive;  Applies a controlled amount of adhesive directly to your project so your hands and work area never get sticky; Great for cards, scrap books and other art projects; Keeps fingers and art pieces free from messy glue; Refillable cartridges available (sold separately); Creates a permanent strong bond

FYI:  to use SNAIL adhesive: place the cartridge where you want the adhesive to begin and roll it slowly (like a snail) along your artwork

Item#  104332  $9.75 for 472" double-sided adhesive in applicator
Item#  104331  $$6.50 Snail Refill

Sticky Strip  

Features & Benefits:  Double-sided, pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive; 1/4" wide; Very strong and perfect for die cut boxes and glitter;  Comes in zippered plastic bag for convenient storage

FYI:  Cut sticky strip to desired length and lay it down onto your project.  Remove red liner and your project is ready to be assembled

Item # 104294  $8.50  for 10 yards

2-Way Glue Pen  

Features & Benefits:  Permanent or temporary bond;  Dries quickly; Great for adhering glitter; Blue when wet, clear when dry; Chisel tip; Washes off skin with soap and water; Acid free

Quick Trick:  Need a temporay bond for a stencil or mask?  Or a permanent bond for a card of page?  Wet Bond (permanent bond) While the glue is still blue and wet, immediately make the bond; use a wet bond when you apply glitter
Dry Bond (temporary) Apply glue lightly and wait for the adhesive to dry (it will become clear) Use this method when masking  or creating a gummy re-sealable edge when making your own designer envelopes

FYI:  To start the 2-way Glue Pen, push the tip in a few times and allow the glue to saturate the tip (tip will turn blue when ready) Always replace the lid after each use so it will not dry out.

Adhesive Remover  

Features & Benefits:  Removes adhesive residue (but not tape) from unwanted areas .. NO MORE MESSY GLUE left behind to damage you work or art  Works just like an eraser and removes glue like magic!

FYI:  If the surface of the eraser becomes gummy, just slice off the layer and the eraser is like brand new!  The Adhesive remover works best with Snail

When you need adhesive think first of Stampin' Up! Then just contact me!


A Little Bit Country!

With Father's Day fast approaching I decided to add a little bit of country to this card.  Making masculine cards is usually the most difficult.  I chose this stamp set because what guy doesn't love his truck!

I used Cheery Cobbler CS for the card base, Stamped image from the "Countryside" stamp set on Confetti White CS and mounted on Crumb Cake CS. Side tag using the Decorative Label Punch and stamped the greeting "Happy Fathers Day" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and punched it out with the Word Window Punch.  Image was coloured in using the best product ever! Stampin' Up! Watercolour Wonder Crayons from the Brights Collection, and Neutrals Collection using the Aqua paint brush.  I then stamped the rolling apple image for the Countryside stamp set and punched it out using the new Postage Punch from the New Summer Mini catalogue, then added a bit of gross grain ribbon behind the front of the card.

Card dimensions are 5" x 5"

Turn your Stamped images into beautiful pieces of art quick and easy!  Contact me on how to purchase these products.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! Last Call Retired Accessories! Click Here Now!

From now until June 30th 2011 you can take advantage of great sales on some of the accessories that will be retiring from the 2010 -2011 Idea & Catalogue Book!  You can shop on line by clicking on the Shop Online 24/7 link or email me directly with your list.  Don't wait these accessories won't last long!


Stampin Up! Last Call for Retiring Stamp Sets ! Click Here Now !

From now until June 30th 2011 will be the last time you will see these Stamp Sets, if there is a favourite that you have been looking at please be sure to get it NOW as these stamps will be retiring from the 2010 -2011 Idea & Catalogue Book!  You can shop on line by clicking on the Shop Online 24/7 link or email me directly with your list.  Don't wait these accessories won't last long!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Candy Bag in a box Wedding Favours!

Oh so sweet and Pretty in Pink!

As promised here are the pictures of the candy table from the wedding I attended yesterday!
I used Soft pink polk-a-dot, Melon Mambo, Whisper White CS.  Whisper White Satin Ribbon,  the word "Love" stamped in Versa mark and embossed in Basic Black, large oval punch for the tags.
This was my first wedding ... and as you can see there was a whole lot of bags!  160 in all
The candy bar was a huge success and enjoyed by all ... hats off to the bride for such a great and fun idea
Congratulations to Daniel & Shannon White!

Simple Directions on how to make a bag in a box:

1 piece of DSP or CS 4"x 9"
1 piece of CS 3" X 3" Score all 4 sides 1",  fold on all score lines, cut slits on all 4 sides up to score line, apply adhesive on all 4 tabs and adhere to form your box which will be your base
apply adhesive down one side of the 4" and along the bottom of the 9" side lay flat and take the box and roll it along the 4 x 9 DSP and it will form the bag 
1 piece of 1" x 9" use a scallop border stamp a sentiment and adhere to the bag at the bottom
Punch out 2 large ovals fold in half and punch a small hole for the ribbon to go through and attach to the bag one on each side
1 piece of Whisper White ribbon 8"
Add a tag or sentiment with Curly Label Extra large Punch and a small bow