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Hi, welcome to my blog, where I share my love of paper crafting.
Interests: I LOVE life. I LOVE God. I LOVE my family. I LOVE my friends.
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Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Imagine the satisfaction of having just the right card for any occasion. You’ll love creating these colorful, quick and economical cards and appreciate the stress-free ease of having cards on hand when you need them. Your friends will appreciate how you brighten their days with your thoughtful cards. In this tutorial, you will make: • 8 all-occasion cards • Bonus: Blender Pen Tutorial • Bonus Project: Coordinating Stampin’ Card Keeper These projects showcase the versatile images of the Easy Events stamp set along with the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack. The images in the Easy Events stamp set are perfect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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The rich textures and elegance of this purse set will add that little something special to any ordinary day. The set is ideal for gifting to friends and family or even yourself! Dress up their cube, home office or desk with this custom designed purse filled with useful treasures. Each time they wear the Windowpane necklace, send a monogrammed note or check a date on their monogrammed calendar they will think of you. Create this special gift set as Christmas, birthday, graduation or shower gifts. The timeless elegance is perfect for any occasion year-round. In this tutorial, you will make:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Sometimes you need a quick card and sometimes you want to really step it up and create a work of art worthy of those extra special people in your life. These Christmas cards are the ideal special delivery designed to express the importance you place on those closest to you. The patterns and details set them apart from mass produced cards. The pedestal and easel cards are designed to be freestanding works of art fit to grace mantles in the homes of the loved ones. In this tutorial, you will make: • Four over-the-top cards • Bonus: Simply Scored Tutorial... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Yes, I have moved it again and this time I moved back downstairs. This room use to be our sons playroom. It was adorable...I painted two walls with green chalkboard paint and made rolling hills, painted a blue sky with clouds, a big bright sun until you turned off the light then it would glow in the dark and become the moon. Also, one wall was the ocean in magnetic paint. I thought it was darling, but at 11 he longer thought it was cute, so I moved his things out and repainted everything. We've lived in this house 11... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Achieving balance between the things we want to do and the time to do them can be a challenge. With my quick-to-make cards featuring Quick Accents self-adhesive die cuts, you have the secret to reaching that balance. You’ll create 8 cards, 4 mini notes, and 4 tags along with a handy folder for organizing your cards and other holiday information in no time. Just because these projects are quick doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on the details. The various designs, shapes, and patterns of the Letters to Santa Quick Accents and Designer Series Paper will have you creating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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You’ve heard the saying about not judging a book by it’s cover? Well, this tutorial is all about getting more than first meets the eye from your Petite Pennant Punch. When you first see the punch you’ll see the fun possibilities for adding pennants to cards, décor, and scrapbook pages so you can take part in this popular trend. When you add the coordinating Pennant Parade stamp set you may also consider creating party hats and Christmas trees. In this tutorial you’ll take the next steps and discover even more value in your Petite Pennant Punch by creating faux quilt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Do you confidently tie perfect bows? Put your bow woes behind you! Once you learn the tricks to create these five fabulous bows, you’ll be tying bows like a pro! Bows can add that perfect detail to cards, scrapbook pages, décor, 3-D projects, and gift items. This tutorial is designed to fulfill your quest for perfect bows for projects of all types. No more tying yourself into knots over tying bows! In this tutorial, you will make: • One purse style card box • Four coordinating cards • Five bow tying techniques This project features the Paisley Petals Designer Series... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Do you count down the days until a vacation? Most of us do! Even if you can’t get away, take an escape from the everyday with these travel themed cards and journal. If you are traveling, take the journal along to jot down little notes about the people, places, and things along the way. Or create a mini album by adding a few favorite photos and mementos to the journal. The cards, with their timeless travel themes, are perfect for Father’s Day. Send a note of thanks to someone you visit on a trip, or just to say hi to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Here's my Easter project this year. I think they are darling and very easy to make, so I did a few in Spring colors. First, I cut out a 7" oval in white CS and cut it in half to make the body for the front & back and attached to a 4" x 4" box. To make the box, I started with an 8" x 8" piece of CS, scored at 2" on all 4 sides. The bunny's ears, eyes, nose, feet & tail were made with various size punches. The handle measures 1-1/2" x 11". I used a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Just because you aren’t in kindergarten anymore doesn’t mean you can’t get out your crayons and color! In fact, you’ll have fun like a kid when you let loose with your creativity. But you are a big kid so you get to upgrade to beautiful and versatile Watercolor Wonder Crayons! Learn seven different ways you can watercolor with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and you’ll get lots of “oh’s” and “ah’s” when you show off your homework! In this tutorial, you will make: • Five Cards (7 Watercolor Wonder Crayon Techniques) • BONUS Water Wonder Crayon Tutorial Here's a sneak peek of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Imagine the joy a custom mini accordion album could bring to your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmothers. Proudly display your own special keepsake and share some of your favorite memories. What if creating this treasure was simple and affordable? Create this set and you’ll have a beautiful gift to give to someone special – even yourself! This album is the perfect bite sized project that you’ll enjoy creating and others will adore receiving. In this tutorial, you will make: • Always Card • Always Box • Always Accordion Album • BONUS: Stampin’ Around Wheel Tutorial • BONUS: Printable Quote Template The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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How many birthday parties do you or your children attend? Imagine having a number of cards ready at a moment’s notice. How does that feel? By making this set you’ll be prepared instead of panicked at the last minute! You’ll score bonus points (and maybe extra cake) when you give these essential sets to your friends so they can be prepared at a moment’s notice, too. The playful colors and whimsical cupcake designs make this a set that will bring joy to the little ones, teens, and the young at heart! Plus it makes a thoughtful gift. In this tutorial,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Did you know punches are one of the most popular items in the Stampin’ Up! catalog? Detailed planning and design goes into creating versatile punches that coordinate with exclusive stamp sets so you can quickly and easily create fantastic projects. Often there is more than meets the eye when it comes to punches. This tutorial shows four unique, and sometimes unexpected, options for the Blossom Petals Extra-Large punch. Amaze and delight yourself and your friends with these out of the box designs! Once you’ve created these have fun with your Blossom Petals punch creating traditional flower designs and explore the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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This tutorial will introduce you to the elegance of heat embossing and the convenience of custom cards for personal use or gifts. These projects are created with bold graphic colors and elegant baroque patterns. You will find that you will be able to use these templates and card patterns to re-create these projects in many color palates, styles and themes. In this tutorial, you will make: • One Card Folder with coordinating pen • Five 3” x 3” Mini Notes • Five Monogram Cards • Bonus Heat Embossing Tutorial The cost is $3.00 Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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I am selling all tutorials for $3.00 each, an exceptional value. There are more than 20 tutorials available for scrapbooking, cards, 3-D projects, envelopes, techniques and of couse the holidays! To see all of them, please type tutorials in the Search bar. If you have any questions, please let me know. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Have a fun flight of fancy creating this adorable birdhouse box and coordinating cards using brightcolors and the versatile Good Friend stamp set! In this class, you will make: • One Birdhouse Box to hold cards • Four coordinating cards with envelopes The whimsical style and bright colors in this project are sure to make you smile. Enjoy a great time making this fun set for a good friend or for yourself! Make and re-make this project with colors for autumn or winter, you will enjoy the creative process and the results! The cost of the tutorial is $3.00 Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
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Create a handy reference tool with this stylish, studio-themed Technique Notebook filled with instructions for 12 stamping techniques. These techniques will showcase some of the many ways youcan use your stamps to create a huge variety of projects! Once you begin learning these techniques you will be amazed and delighted with all the new things you can do with your stamps! Techniques in this tutorial include: Technique Notebook 1. Thumping 2. Color Spritzing (2-ways) 3. Faux Dry Embossing 4. Faux Silk 5. Faux Leather 6. Faux Metal 7. Chalkboard 8. Bleach Coloring 9. Bleach Stamping 10. Glitter Window 11. Roll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Stamp with Beth
...I took the summer off after teaching a class at the ST. Louis Public Library. Sales were down, minimum quarterly amounts were getting harder to make, I was spending a lot more than I was making, and I felt I had no creativity left, so I finally decided to quit Stampin' Up. I was going to get rid of my blog too and I just couldn't bear it : ) I've decided to keep it, change the look, reduce the price of the tutorials and continue to post projects. Who knows, I may decide to re-join one day or do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth
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Are you looking for that “oh” factor when you send a card or gift? Of course, that’s part of the beauty of handmade cards and gifts! Watercoloring creates beautiful and versatile projects that bring out the “oh’s” and “ah’s”. Sometimes, though, watercoloring gets overlooked as too hard, complicated or scary. With this tutorial, you’ll learn six different ways to watercolor and have all the confidence you need to create a group of exquisite cards that are “oh” worthy. In this tutorial, you will make: • Four Cards • One coordinating box • Bonus Watercoloring Tutorial These projects feature the Awash... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth
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Let your love surprise and delight when you give these unique pop-up cards and treat box! You’ll learn four unique pop-up techniques that you can use on projects of all kinds. Make these cards for Valentine’s Day or simply to say you care anytime of the year. The cards and pop-up techniques range from simple to sublime - giving you choices for the perfect pop-up for everyone on your list. Cards are designed with kids, guys, and friends in mind. Create these special cards and pop-up treat box for a school class, co-workers, family, friends, and your sweetheart - let... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth
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The art of letter writing never goes out of style. This stationery set balances simple single layer cards with unique details for cards that are quick to create and easy to mail. Create this special stationery set to have on hand for sending notes of all kinds. Or create several sets as gifts for friends, family, co-workers, teachers, neighbors or anyone else that appreciates a personal touch both in giving and receiving gifts! In this tutorial, you will make: • 4 Note Cards with coordinating envelopes • 4 Mini Notes with coordinating envelopes • One Stationery Box with dividers •... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth
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Although Christmas is over, this tutorial can be used for stamping a stack of Valentines. Stamp-a-Stacks are a favorite of new and experienced stampers. Stamp-a-Stacks are all about creating a balance between great designs, affordability, and the ability to create a number of cards in a short amount of time. These festive designs feature details that will make them stand out from the avalanche of holiday cards your friends and family receive. Because you can create at least 144 cards from a single pack of Designer Series Paper and coordinating supplies, the cards are super affordable. Punches make quick work... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth
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Making handmade gifts provides a chance to say what’s in your heart with each creative step. Handmade gifts offer a chance to reflect your recipients’ style and personality, show thought and caring, and are affordable! The handcrafted gifts in this tutorial give you a whole range of ideas that make perfect gifts - big and small – for the people in your lives. A simply adorned necklace with a variety of inserts makes a cherished gift for your mom, mother-in-law, sister, and dear friends. The necklace can also be used as a one-of-a-kind ornament, celebrating a special moment. The Belly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth
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Card candy is a sweet thing, but not something you eat! Card candy is the fun name for pre-made embellishments or accents for cards and scrapbook pages. Why do you need it? Well, you know that moment when you realize you need a card and you don’t have one? This is the solution! No last minute scrambling and no midnight treks to the store. Simply open your Build-a-Card kit and select and add a pre-made card, a pre-stamped greeting tag, and a card candy embellishment. Done! Add postage and send or hand-deliver your special handmade card for any occasion at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stamp with Beth