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Stampin' Up!|Kelly Acheson
Wisconsin
Join me in my passion for rubber stamping and paper crafts!
Interests: Stamping of course! Scrapbooking - deer hunting - bear hunting - fishing
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Today I start my journey to Alaska on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip!!!! We are going to be flying into Seattle today and getting on board the Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean cruise ship. I'm so very excited to be taking my mom and her good friend with me!!!! This should be quite an adventure for sure! While I'm away - you can take advantage of my ordering special shown above. Thank you so much - from the tippy tips of my toes to the top of my head - I would not be on this trip without my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Stamp Above
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I have a fun little video today to show you how I made this adorable watermelon!!! I LOVE IT! Watch the video here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. What do you think? I love this Barn Door Panel card and just fell into the idea of making a watermelon from the Designer Series Paper. Here's the inside: Barn Door Fold Dimensions: Shaded Spruce 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 Flirty Flamingo 4 x 5-1/4 Shaded Spruce 2-3/4 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 Lemon Lime Twist Front layer 4 x 2-1/2 Tropical Escape DSP 3-7/8... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Stamp Above
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We had so much fun Sunday night - I have some more fun folds and a KISSING TECHNIQUE that I shared on Facebook. You can join me every Sunday night at 7 pm central time here: https://www.facebook.com/AStampAbove/ You'll find the REPLAY of it here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Panel Card Dimensionals: Whisper White Thick 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 Tropical Escape DSP 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 Click on the photo below to see my newest ONLINE CLASS using the VARIED VASES bundle: Kissing Technique: Dimensions: Base Lemon Lime... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Stamp Above
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Let the colors explode when you create a cheerful HELLO with this stamp set. This set works perfectly with the Stamparatus -I love it!!! Cutting & Scoring: Whisper White Thick cardstock: 11” x 4 ¼” Night of Navy cardstock: 4 ¼” x 3 ⅞" Melon Mambo cardstock: 4 ¼” x ½” Garden Impressions DSP: 1 ¾” x 4 ¼” Melon Mambo card stock: 3 ½” x 2 ½” Whisper White card stock: 3 ½” x 2 ½” Instructions: Score card base at 5 ½” and fold in half. Align the Delicate Edge Die so the top line of the die... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Stamp Above
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How fun - a the Stamper's Dozen are featuring CHRISTMAS IN JULY this month! I'm sharing an easy way to make a whole bunch of Christmas cards with ease using the UNDER THE MISTLETOE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER and a little big of Gold Glimmer Paper for the BLING effect! You'll find some great tips on the video tutorial: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Here are close up photos of each of the cards I made. You will have enough designer series paper to make 36 cards if you add the DSP... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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I'm super excited to show you this card and share the all the details with you for the NEW online class using this bundle!!!! You'll find that information down below. Isn't this card pretty? It's hard to make a card that isn't awesome with this designer series paper. And combining it with the new Melody Mango was a super idea if I do say so myself...and I DO! Here's a video tutorial showing you how to make it and some details about my newest ONLINE CLASS: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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It's a blog hop that's all about CREATURE COMFORTS! That's the theme this month - we were challenged to make a card and 3-D item featuring animals. I chose the ANIMAL OUTING stamp set and the LARGE LETTER FRAMELITS dies to make this cute card: Here's a video tutorial that will show you how to make this card and the cute little party favor: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Make those insides happy too! I love to stamp a little something on the inside - the party shouldn't end when you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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I have a short video tutorial showing you how to use a crayon and embossing folder to create a subtle background. Just another way to use your embossing folders!!! Don't you love it when you can use a product for more than one thing? Check it out here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Here's one of the cards with the Crayon Wash background technique using the Quilt Top folder and Coastal Cabana ink: The detail in the framelit from the Stitched Labels is so beautiful! You can see that I used... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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We had a GREAT time on my Facebook Live Sunday night! You can join us every Sunday at 7:00 pm central time here: https://www.facebook.com/AStampAbove/ I had a few technical difficulties....SO FUN! So there's a TWO part series of videos below. The first one will show you all the cards I received in the previous week (it was my BIRTHDAY - so I have a lot of cards to share!) and a tour of my CLEANED UP OFFICE!!! Whooo HOOOO!!! I finally did it! You can find all that fun here: Part TWO actually gets to the stamping part of this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS is an amazing stamp set - this gorgeous card was created by my friend and downline Cindy Ehlers. I love the color combination she used and the Self-Adhesive Sequins add that little extra that's just perfect - don't you think? Cutting & Scoring: Crumb Cake 8 ½ “ x 5 ½ “, scored at 4 ¼ “ Bermuda Bay 4” x 5 ¼ “ Whisper White 3 ¾ “ x 5 Instructions: Die Cut the word “Dream” from the Chase Your Dreams Framelits in the Big Shot. Adhere to the bottom area of the Whisper White cardstock.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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I have a fun video for you today where I'll be using the PARTY PATTERN DECORATIVE MASK to emboss with. You'll find the short tutorial here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch the video. The card below is Heather Highland with a Whisper White layer and Blueberry Bushel on the front. Dimensions: Highland Heather 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 Blueberry Bushel 3-3/4 x 5 This one uses Petal Pink and Copper Foil with Copper Embossing Powder - I really like this color combo - what do you think? Dimensions: Petal Pink 11 x... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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How cute is this??? We have a puzzle die set that makes this super simple called PUZZLE PIECES THINLITS DIES. Tips: You must use watercolor paper for this, because regular cardstock won’t be able to absorb the amount of water we are going to use. You must use StazOn Ink when watercoloring because StazOn Ink is water proof. Clean off excess ink from Aqua Painter to get best results. Cutting & Scoring: Watercolor Paper 3-3/4” x 5” Here's the POSTCARD PALS stamp set: Instructions: Stamp your image and sentiments on watercolor paper. Let the images dry completely before coloring them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Wish you and your family a happy 4th of July!!!! Steve and I are going out to lunch on the bike - LOVE this idea!!!! And now for my weekly tip video.... Do you ever struggle to put your skinny stamps on the acrylic blocks and get them straight? Well I know I do - but I have the perfect solution for you today! You'll find a short video tutorial here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Just in case you missed it - here's the REPLAY of my Facebook Live video from Sunday night. I have a fabulous gift bag and matching card along with a couple fun folds - I think you're going to LOVE them: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Here's my gift bag and matching card!!! Make sure you check out the Designer Series Paper sale down below - it's BUY 3 GET ONE FREE until the end of July!!! The PETAL PROMENADE SUITE on pages 106-107 is so very beautiful! Don't you love... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Welcome to the COLOR FUSERS July blog hop where we were challenged to use Blueberry Bushel, Poppy Parade, Whisper White and Balmy Blue for our projects today. I found this color combination to be a bit challenging but once I got going on these cards I think the colors fell together nicely - what do you think? I chose the FLORAL FRAMES and FOLIAGE FRAME FRAMELITS and the SPRINGTIME IMPRESSIONS THINLITS for my cards. I love all the different elements to the Foliage Frame Framlits. I used an Aqua Painter to add a pop of Poppy Parade ink to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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BIGGEST OFFER - FREE INK PAD FAMILY When stampers join my team and Stampin' UP! between July 1st - July 30th they'll receive FREE INK PADS IN ADDITION (a $70+ offer) in addition to the usual $125 in products of your choice (for only $99), a free paper pumpkin kit, catalogs to share with family and friends and FREE SHIPPING. These ink pads are the new style too! ALL FOR ONLY $99 You also GET: 1. The opportunity to save 20% on personal purchases 2. The opportunity to pre-purchase Holiday catalog products in August at 20% off 3. The opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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I think you're going to LOVE this blog hop!!! Bokeh is our technique for June. And Stampin' Up! has a stamp set you can use to re-create this gorgeous technique...but sadly I do not have it yet. BOKEH bōˈkā PHOTOGRAPHY noun: bokeh the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens. "a quick, visual survey of the foreground and background bokeh of a variety of lenses" I made my Bokeh background the old fashioned way - with a watercolor wash, a template and white craft ink. You'll find a video tutorial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Wahoo!! Our eleven new colors of Stampin' Blends are now available. I know lots of you have been anxiously waiting for this announcement. :-) You can order them in my online store here: http://kellyacheson.stampinup.net/ The new colors are: Call Me Clover Flirty Flamingo Granny Apple Green Highland Heather Lovely Lipstick Mint Macaron Petal Pink Pineapple Punch Poppy Parade Soft Sea Foam Soft Suede Please check back later today (after 3:00 pm central time) for a GLOBAL BLOG HOP featuring the Bokeh Technique!!! Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order: Product... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Welcome to A PAPER PUMPKIN THING BLOG HOP for June. There are 15 of us in this hop creating alternate projects!!! WHOO HOO! I think you love what we've created with the June Paper Pumpkin Kit - BROADWAY STAR - it coordinates with our Broadway Bound Suite in the Annual Catalog! I had so much fun with the elements in this kit - my cards were super easy and quick to make - I love it when that happens! The card below uses the Lemon Lime Twist banner that I trimmed down to 2-1/4" wide. The self-adhesive sequins were the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Today I have a short little video that will help you navigate Youtube a little easier as a stamper: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out my video! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated! You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button): https://www.facebook.com/AStampAbove/ And Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/kellyacheson/ Make your own COLOR COACH (click HERE to watch the video): ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS ONLINE CLASS: Click here to find out all the details for my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Here's another very pretty and easy card created by Sarah Simon. I love the new Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape purples! What do you think? And that layer of Whisper White on the card base adds just enough pop - don't you think? Cutting & Scoring: Gorgeous Grape 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, 2-3/4” x 4”, 7/8” x 3-1/4” Whisper White 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, 2-5/8” x 3-7/8”, 3/4" x 3” , 4” x 5-1/4” (inside) Highland Heather 3-3/4” x 5” Instructions: Using the Tufted embossing folder, emboss the Highland Heather layer and adhere to the lager outside Whisper White... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Healing hugs was at the VERY top of my list of stamp sets that I HAD TO HAVE from the new catalog. I love the DISTINCTIVE images and ohhhh those fonts - delicious!!! Here's a video to show you how easy this card is: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Dimensions: Poppy Parade 9-3/4 x 4-1/4 scored at 5-1/2 & 1-1/4 x 9-1/2 scored at 5-1/2 Basic Black 4 x 4 & scrap Whisper White 3-7/8 x 3-7/8 & 4 x 4 & scrap Thanks so much for taking time out of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Well isn't this little guy adorable??? Just in time for the 4th of July. You'll find all the details, dimensions and instruction PLUS a downloadable Project Sheet below. Cutting & Scoring: Blueberry Bushel – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼” Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4” for inside matte Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4” for outside matte DSP Blueberry with Dots – 2” x 5 1/8” DSP Lovely Lipstick with Stripes – 2” x 5 1/8” Silver Glimmer – 3 ¼” x 3 ¼“ Whisper White – 3 1/16” x 3 1/16”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Did you know that we have an ONLINE COLOR COACH???? I KNOW!!!! I love using this amazing tool to determine my color combinations - sometimes when I look at the suggested color combo - I'm like WHAT? But then I make a card with it and BOOM - the colors look fabulous together! Here's a video tutorial showing you how to make your own COLOR COACH like the one below: If the video above doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Make one of these for yourself!!! CLICK BELOW TO PRINT THE Regals, Subtles, Brights -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Welcome to the Control Freaks blog hop - our theme for June is NEW CATALOG HAPPINESS. I'm super excited to show you what I made. I love the fact that the SEA OF TEXTURES BUNDLE is super fun with the little octopus that I've affectionately named FRANK and you can also make an elegant card like I did here. Isn't it the best when a stamp set has so much versatility? I chose a watercolor wash background. Watercolor paper is the best paper to use for this technique. I wet it down with my Aqua Painter and then pick up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at A Stamp Above