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Joyce Pacer
Huntington, WV
Rubber stamp and scrapbook instructor
Interests: I love rubber stamping and playing with new advanced techniques. It is a wonderful way to express your creative intersest. I have been a Stampin'Up demonstrator for over twelve years and it has been a wonderful adventure. Presently I am a Manager and have a wonderful group for my downline. Through my Stampin'Up business I have met many wonderful people and have made many great friends.
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Tips for Cutting Cardstock Cutting 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock for Cards When using 8-1/2” by 11” cardstock for cards, there are two basic ways of cutting the cardstock to make standard cards that fit in the medium (5-3/4” by 4-3/8”) envelopes. If the sheet of paper is held in “portrait” layout, the top and bottom of the sheet measure 8-1/2” and the right and left sides are 11.” If the sheet of paper is held in “landscape” layout, the top and bottom of the sheet measure 11” and the right and left sides are 8-1/2.” • To make two 5-1/2”... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Stampersjoy
Toil & Trouble Suite Bewitching fun is how I describe the Toil & Trouble Suite in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The suite includes a stamp set and a framelit die bundle and lots of accessory goodies. I just had to get the delightful designer series paper, cardstock and glittered organdy ribbon but it also includes black foil sheets and cute spider trinkets. Here is the first card I made. You might notice that I also used a new embossing folder on the cardstock background. It is the new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, also in the 2018... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Stampersjoy
I am sorry that I have not posted for several weeks. I lost my son with a sudden heart attack a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, my mind and my energies have gone astray. I am going to make every effort to get back to posting and sharing with you this coming week. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Stampersjoy
Let your hair down and try the collage technique Collage is a technique that has been around for many of years, even centuries. It has been used to decorate things from boxes, furniture and into card making. It is a process of applying pieces of paper on each other to create a design. With this card I used the Dashing Deer Framelit and the Dashing Designer Series Paper which is a special for only hostess for Stampin’Up card parties in September. I used the designer paper mounted on Real Red cardstock and placed on a Crumb Cake card. I cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Scrapbooking does not need to take hours if you use stamps and designer series papers. Broadway Lights Framelits (146317) Broadway Birthday Stamp Set (147067) Broadway Birthday Bundle (148321) Stampin’ Up! have outdone themselves this time! The Broadway Bound Suite is spectacular, colorful and eye-catching. If you have birthdays, recitals, concerts, retirements or parties of any kind this is the suite you can’t do without. Supplies: 2 – 12 X 12 Basic Blk CS (147003) 3 – Sheets of Broadway Bound Specialty DSP (146277) 1 - Lemon Lime Twist stripes 11½ X 12 + ½ X 12 1 - Lemon Lime... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Watercolor Background Stamping with Clear Blocks One of my favorite techniques for creating unique backgrounds is to stamp with the Clear Blocks that we use with our clear mount and photopolymer stamps. This is a simple and fun way to create a very interesting background – and you never really know for sure what it will look like until it’s dry! The technique works best on Watercolor Paper, but I’ve also used it with regular or thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock. The technique is simple – just paint color directly onto the Clear Block, spritz with water,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Stampersjoy
I can not believe that the wonderful bundle, Colorful Seasons and the Watercolor pencils 2 will be gone in five more days. This beautiful bundle is a must have, especially the Framelits. I love both the set and the Framelits, but to me, the Framelits is a must have in my supplies. I love the frame. There are three of these dies in different sizes. They make two beautiful frames and you also can use them for just the shape to add to your card. The bow is one of the dies in the Framelits. I cut out three of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Stampi Ever need a card right now and have nothing ready? It’s happened to me, even though I make cards a lot. And because of all the time I saved not having to gather supplies, cut paper, etc., I was even able to step it up a little and make two cards! For my first card, the only thing I added that wasn’t in the Lots of Happy Card Kit was a strip of 5/8” polka dot tulle ribbon, which I put in a zigzag pattern behind the floral piece. I added a strip of the same ribbon to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Supplies: Stamp Sets –Varied Vases146644), Bundled with Vases Builder Punch 10% Off (148381) Cardstock –Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Petal Pink (146985) Stamp Pads–Melon Mambo (147051), Mango Melody (147092), Old Olive (147090) Misc. –Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146289), Vases Builder (147040), Mini Stampin Dimensionals (144108), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332), Measurements: Whisper White cardstock – 3” x 4”, scrap for vase, flowers & leaf Petal Pink cardstock – 3-1/4” x 4-1/4” Melon Mambo – 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” DSP – 4-1/4” x 2” Instructions: Stamp the flowers in Melon Mambo, the vase in Mango Melody and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Stampersjoy
The fine tip glue pen is a great help with our card making and rubber stamping. It helps reach places that other glues leave a sticky mess. Reach for this when you need whisper-thin strands of glue. The slender precision tip lays down a fine line of glue—great for adhering delicately detailed paper die cuts, teensy embellishments, and bits of glitter. Tips Opening the cap: Hold the black cap with one hand and unscrew the white cap with the other hand. Closing the cap: Tap the bottle bottom on the table when you are finished using it to help clear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Sweet Bunny Baby Card When the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog came out the beginning of June I couldn’t resist buying the Best Bunny Bundle, including the stamp set and punch. It’s so sweet, and I immediately saw baby cards coming to life! This is my first baby card using this set . . . I’m sure there will be many more before I lay this little guy to rest. Materials Stamp Set * Best Bunny Card Stock * Whisper White Thick Card Stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2” for card base) * Whisper White card stock (4-1/4” x 3” for layer; scraps... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at Stampersjoy
The Stamparatus is a tool you must have! Want straight greetings every time? Want perfect ink coverage every time? Want to stamp multiples easily? Want to try fun new techniques? Then you need the Stamparatus! It’s very easy to use the Stamparatus, no special skills required. But there are a few tips and tricks that will make your stamping experience extra special. The back of the Stamparatus has special indentations to hold two very special magnets. Man these things are strong! Rare earth magnets are great but are brittle by nature. So keep the magnets away from each other. Fold... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Stampersjoy
INTRODUCING SIMPLY SHAMMY!! One of my favorite products in the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is the Simply Shammy. What’s so great about this product? It’s a quick and easy way to clean your stamps. And, it works hand in hand with the Stamparatus. If you have the Stamparatus, you no longer need to clean your stamps with wipes (which can leave fibers that will affect your stamped images) or remove your stamps from the Stamparatus and place them on blocks to clean them using the Stampin’ Scrub. Just wipe them down with the Simply Shammy and they’re ready... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Marriage is a Journey I am so happy that the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and it’s coordinating Flourish Thinlits Dies have been continued over for another year. You can see it on pg. 18 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I turn to this set often for elegant cards for various occasions. There are sentiments for wedding sympathy, congratulations, get well, and general cards. Today I am sharing a wedding card I created using this set. The directions are below. If you need any of the products to make this card or any other supplies, contact me. Supplies: Stamp set –... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Coloring Ribbon Have you ever wished that you had ribbon to coordinate with your project, but it wasn’t availablein the catalog? You can color any of the white ribbonsusingone of the coloring options listed below. There are many different ways to color ribbon. Using Classic Stampin’Pads, Classic Stampin’ Ink Reinkers, Many Marvelous Markers, and Stampin’ Up! Blends are just a few of the different tools that you can use. Coloring Ribbon Using Stampin’ Blends Let’s start with the least messy. Cut a piece of white ribbon slightly longer than the length you need. Lay it flat on top of a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Stampersjoy
When is it to early to start making your Christmas cards? The summer months when living is more easy, grab those days when it is a hundred degrees outside or it is raining cats and dogs and pull out your Christmas Stamps. Still not quiet in the mood, grab a CD and put on your favorite Christmas music. Not to loud, or the neighbors will hear and think you are crazy! Make it even more fun and get a couple of your stamping buddies together to join you. The sooner you start on your cards, the more apt you are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Christmas in July Who says you can’t have Christmas in July? July is the perfect time to start planning your Christmas cards, then you won’t be rushed in November and December. To get my creative juices flowing, I started by CASE-ing a card on page 100 in the catalog using the stamp Stylish Christmas. I cased the cardwithout any changes because I really liked it. I made my card on Whisper White framed with a layer of Real Red on a base of Old Olive. I decided to fussy cut one of the flowers to add a bit of dimension... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Stampersjoy
The Nature’s Poem Suite in the new Annual catalogue is a natural winner! A perfect complement to our long-running Lovely as a Tree stamp set, the Rooted in Nature stamp set has a total of 16 rubber stamps – 12 of them with matching dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. Even better – you can buy them as a Bundle, and save 10%! NATURE’S ROOTS FRAMELITS DIES This set is unique in that along with the 9 cutting dies, it has 3 embossing dies! You can create beautifully embossed leaves that add a ‘wow’ factor to your project. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Fun and Easy Little Gift This quick and easy small gift item is something that every woman can use! I gave this little gift to everyone who attended my classes in May, as well as to the demonstrators who participated in my stamp camp at the end of April. One of the great things about this little gift is that you can use items you probably already have in your stash! It's a great way to use up old Designer Series Paper (you can cut 8 of these from one sheet). Materials Paper * Designer Series Paper ("DSP") -- any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Stampersjoy
A beautiful bundle in the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is the Abstract Impressions Bundle. I really enjoyed experimenting with the different colors. At first I started off simple. I used the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background layer. Then I stamped the flower image and topped it off with a pearl center for each flower. The flowers here are a two layer stamp with Powder Pink and Petal Pink. Next I stamped the single flower that is a three layer stamp. The leaves here are made using a two layer stamp that I used for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Stampersjoy
July brings forth a great Designer Series Paper Sale with Stampin'Up. What a great time to stock up; purchase three packages and get one free. Check out the July specials On July 1. I love designer series paper. There is so much you can do with it in your card making and for your scrapbook pages. I love it so much that I have a special box set aside that all scraps go in to be put to use later. I pulled out this box with another box of pieces of solid cardstocks and cards and played today. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Holiday's are the best time to cherish those memories and sometimes the inspiration comes from the card that I created. Seeing a card and turning it into a scrapbook layout may seem difficult to see. However, taking it step by step helps visualize it. Begin with a 12' X 12" cardstock and some designer series paper. Don't forget the photos. Before gluing, just take some time to play. Move things around until you love your end results. This is when you start gluing. Here’s a quick and easy layout for a single picture. Change it up a bit and add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Stampersjoy
In the new Stampin'Up catalog there are several bundles with punches instead of dies this time. Each one is great. Here is one that you have to love. Detailed With Love Bundle (2018 – 2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog page 39) This delightful bundle comes with the Detailed With Love stamp set (wood or clear mount) and the Detailed Trio Punch, a 3-image punch. The Detailed with Love stamp set contains 12 images. Six of the images contain commonly used text including Happy Birthday, Thank You, and I Love You. One of the decorative images coordinates with the Detailed Trio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Love at First Sight! I have never been one to believe much with Love at First Sight, but today I have changed my mind. Stampin’Up has a specially made new rubber stamp that is patient is waiting. These are fantastic and so easy to use. With one single stamping it looks like three step stamping. The stamps are called Distinktive stamps. In the new catalog there are five Distinktive stamp sets: Bokeh Bots, Stylish Christmas, Seize the Day, All Good Things, and Healing Hugs. You can make beautiful cards with in a few minutes that look as if you spent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Check Out the New Ink Pads! Stampin’ Up! is currently doing a Color Revamp. Some of the current colors are leaving us, but some of the retired in-colors are coming back, along with brand new colors! During this process, Stampin’ Up! decided to improve on the design of the ink pad cases. On the left is one of the current ink pads, and the new design is on the right. As you can see, the new pads will be a tad bit smaller and sleeker. The new pads are designed to be easier to open. They will open more like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Stampersjoy