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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.
Recent Activity
WONDERFULLY WICKED CARD Supplies: Stamp Sets – Wonderfully wicked (150547) Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045) Stamp Pads –Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708) Misc. –Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Monster Bash Enamel Shapes (150448), Basic Black 3/8” Scalloped Edge Ribbon, SNAIL (104331), Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447), Stamparatus (146276) Measurements: Whisper White:one piece 4” x 5 ¼” (for inside) Basic Black: 4-1/4” X 11,” scored at 5-1/2” and folded. Monster Bash Designer Series Paper: Crushed Curry Print: 4” X 5-1/4” (for front of card) Monster Bash Designer Series Paper: Reverse of Crushed Curry Print: 4” X 1-1/2”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Tip for Stamping Die Cuts If you are the lucky owner of a Stamparatus, you know how much easier it makes your stamping life! It helps eliminate those pesky “halos”, and if your image isn’t perfect, you can stamp it again in the exact same place! Today I have a tip for using your Stamparatus with punched or die cut pieces, and how to get them stamped perfectly each time. And, you only need to set it up once, no matter how many pieces you need to stamp. Cut or punch your shape out of a piece of cardstock. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Monster Bash Suite Meets Heirloom Frames One of the spookiest suites in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is the Monster Bash suite. It is perfect for Halloween and it includes a designer series paper that has some great images. It also includes an awesome stamp and die set. This picture from the Holiday Catalog features this suite. Isn’t it spooktacular? I decided to pair this suite with the Heirloom Frames and 3-D Embossing Folders. The pair up of these products is a really fun card. I used the black foil for the Heirloom Frame. Unfortunately for those who don’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Stampersjoy
I love your blue jay card. Looked out the window today and saw one up high in a pine tree. I had to look twice to figure out if it was a blue jay or cardinal. Beautiful job.
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Yesterday I got my order from this month's special on Designer Series Paper. These are limited to those in the catalog, not the holiday mini. What a great buy! When you purchase three packs you get the fourth one free. You can even select the most expensive on for your free one. This great sale last only till the end of the month so you need to make your purchase fast before you forget. You can see more by clicking on the "Specials" button on the right. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Stamping and Decorating Battery-Operated Candles Many do not realize that the battery-operated candles that we find in the craft stores and even at the Dollar Tree is coated with wax and you can stamp on them the same as a regular candle. Select a white candle seem to work the best. These can be decorated by stamping or using a design from Designer Series paper. The paper needs to be the thinner type; they can vary in thickness. For this candle I used the Bird Ballad designer paper, # 149592 by Stampin'Up Materials: Candle, wax paper, heat tool, designer series... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Stampersjoy
CALLING ALL DINOROAR FANS…. Fred, Wilma, Pebbles & Dino the Dinosaur I think the new Stampin'Up 2019/20 Annual catalog has the best dies and stamps ever but the absolute cutest is the Dinoroar Bundle which includes the Dinosaur designer series paper. I just received my set today and I couldn’t wait to get it out of the package. I think I have created a cool card any little child would love to receive. I used Crushed Curry CS for my base 4 ¼” X 5 ½”and Black CS as my first layer 4” X 5 ¼”, the next layer is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Ever wonder which adhesive to use when you are rubber stamping? Stampin'Up makes it easy for you. When you look on page 183 of the 2019-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, you might wonder which adhesive is best to buy. In this blog post I will review each type adhesive, discuss when to use which one and give a couple of tips I have learned along the way. Starting with the top left, the Fine-Tip Glue Pen is good for adhering small embellishments like sequins, delicate cutouts and glitter to your projects. There is a fine wire in the cap which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Stampersjoy
New to stamping? Or want to improve your stamping? Read on for my top seven stamping tips and tricks! Priming solid stamps Ever ink up a brand new solid stamp and get a streaky-looking image when you stamp it? Just gently rub a plain clean eraser over the surface of the stamp. Clean any bits of eraser left behind with a baby wipe (I like the Kirkland brand at Costco because they don’t leave lint behind). Then ink and stamp. It’s amazing what a little priming can do to create a clean stamped impression. No More Halos Haloing is when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Stampersjoy
ark Card This fun and easy bookmark card actually does double duty! When the recipient opens the envelope,he or she will see this card. When the bookmark is removed, a whole new card will be revealed. How fun is that?! Materials for Card Stamp Sets * Butterfly Wishes (butterflies) * Country Home (sentiment) * Crackle Paint (background) Paper * Mossy Meadow card stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4”) * Night of Navy card stock (about 2” x 2” for scalloped square) * Very Vanilla card stock (5-1/4” x 4” for mat; about 1-3/4” x 1-3/4” for sentiment square) *... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Stampersjoy
CHRISTMAS IN August…… I have already started my Christmas cards for this year!! This is the high light of my year, and I set a challenge for myself, every year, to make some of my cards from the beautiful everyday paper that Stampin’ Up! creates for us, displayed in the new Annual catalogue. I like to use non-traditional colors for variety and this year I am using our new 2019/21 In Colors, Terracotta Tile and Perfect Peacock. I thought, the new stunning Noble Peacock Specialty DSP matched with the new 2019/21 In Color Designer Series 6X6 paper pack will coordinate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Magnolia Lane Suite The Magnolia Lane suite of products is most likely everyone’s number one favorite in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. The suite (Item 152178) includes the following items – Good Morning Magnolia stamp set; Magnolia Memory dies; Magnolia 3D embossing folder, coordinating designer series paper, memories & more cards &envelopes, memories &more card pack, ribbon combo pack, cork embellishments and the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends combo pack. You can create the perfect Magnolia with the Magnolia Memory dies. Layer them with pieces cut from the Hot Air Balloon punch to make more of an impact. The designer series paper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Don't forget to send me a picture of your entry for the International Homeless Animal Day. For each card picture I receive I will donate $1 to our local no kill animal shelter. If the stamp set used is a Stampin'Up stamp I will up the ante to $2, All participants names will go in a pot and the winner will be drawn on August 19. email me your entry at You could be the winner of a $20 gift certificate. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Pigment Sprinkles SU!’s new Pigment Sprinkles provide a bright burst of color. I wanted to celebrate that, so I used all six of the colors in a rainbow from top to bottom on my card. In working with the Pigment Sprinkles, I have a few tips: The crystals come in jars with a screw-on lid. Underneath the lid is a flip-top and three holes. I covered two of the holes with a small strip of washi tape, because the crystals are very concentrated and you don’t need a lot of them. After use, I removed the washi tape, as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Layered Box Pleat Card The Layered Box Pleat fold results in a layer that has three thicknesses of Designer Series Paper (DSP). Specialty DSP, such as the Pressed Petals DSP in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! catalog, are much thinner than standard DSP, and work very well with this project, which has TWO layers of DSP on the card front. SUPPLIES Rooted In Nature Stamp Set (148217) Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad (147112) Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149500) - Merlot Roses Print, 3” x 12” - Rococo Rose Script Print, 2” x 12” - Crumb Cake Burlap Print, 4”... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Stampersjoy
International Homeless Animal Day August 17, 2019 Let’s give these poor stays a helping hand. There is help out there for them that we can provide. Contest were both the homeless animals and you can win! Make a card with an animal theme and summit a picture to me at I would prefer a Stampin’Up stamp but not required to win. I will donate $1(If the stamp is SU, I will make that $2) for each card to the Huntington/Wayne Human Society that has gone “no kill” and your name will go in the pot for the drawing of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Sunray Technique Choose three coordinating colors of 6x6 designer paper for your sunrays. Stack them evenly in a stack on top of each other. Cut the stack 1 ½” x 6”. Holding these together tightly so they do not slip, cut diagonally from the top left corner to the right corner. Make certain that the two points are directly on the paper trimmer cutting track. You now have six pieces of DSP to work with. Choose a color from the designer paper, a darker color works best, and cut a piece 5”x 3 ¾” for your base. Carefully layer each... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Oh No I Wrecked My Card! Ever have a crafting accident? No need to panic, as many times your project is fixable. Read on for some quick fixes! Accident: Crooked stamping, dropped the stamp, not enough ink Solution: Use the Stamparatus for all your stamping. Don’t have it yet? Stamp again on another piece of cardstock, punch or diecut the image and layer on top of the not-so-perfect image. Accident: Ink smudge Solution: Time to add a creative embellishment! Accident: Messy Embossing Solution: Use a dry paintbrush to brush off those little extra bits of embossing powder before you heat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Die Cutting Tip Do you ever find that some of your photopolymer stamps, especially those long skinny ones, don’t line up well with your dies when you try to cut them out? Well, here’s a quick tip on how to keep this from happening. Lay your die out with the blade facing down. Position your stamp inside the frame of the die. Attach your block or Stamparatus plate to the stamp while it’s still in position That’s it! Now ink and stamp your image and it will be lined up to cut perfectly! This works great and makes your cutting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Question is, "When is a hobby a hobby?" Today I was working on a profile for an update to one of my websites and was thinking about my years stamping. I have had many hobbies over the years, hopping from one to another, until I learned to rubber stamp. Seems as if I have settled into one, rubber stamping. I attended my first card making class around twenty-one years ago and was hooked instantly! I joined Stampin’Up as an independent demonstrator nineteen years ago. Rubber stamping is not just for card making, I have used my stamps to decorate clothing,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Do you ever get tired when stamping making only cards or scrapbook pages? There is a totally new world out there using your stamps and beautiful designer papers for gifts and for decorations around your home. I have been stamping for around twenty-three years and I have to omit that for the past ten years it has been mainly making cards or designing scrapbook pages. There is times that I really get to the place that it is more a job holding classes and doing workshops than creative fun. When I first started stamping I was much more creativity and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Stampersjoy
I am sorry to get the news that our Stampin'Up trimmer is being discontinued and they will be bring in another one in the future. You will want to preserve your printer as long as possible. Here are some tips for you. These will also work on other trimmers. Trimmer Tuneup Are you getting raggedy edges when you cut paper with your Trimmer? Then it’s time for a Trimmer Tuneup! Remove the cutting blade -- slide it to the end of the trimmer where there’s an extra notch cut out and pop it out. Then carefully wipe it off by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Some times when I am tired and try to color I have a hard time staying in the lines. I ran across this the other day and wanted to share this great tip with you. That is another advantage of being a Stampin'Up independent demonstrator, we share our tips with other demonstrators around the world. This is a great tip shared with me and I wanted to pass it on to you. I had never thought of using dies in this way. Staying in the Lines? When coloring images it can be hard to stay in the lines at times,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Storage and Time Saving Tip Do you have spare card bases that are precut and scored? Do you have precut layers but don’t have a good way to store them? Do you wonder why someone would precut card layers? I will give you one solution for how to store precut card bases and layer. I will also give you a good reason to start precutting some layers. Periodically I will start making a card but decide to change the base card color, then I have the original precut base left over. I used to keep a stack of these but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Product Feature – Grid Paper It took me some time to realize the wonderful features of grid paper. With the sides having rulers, it makes it so easy to help design cards and have the measurements at your figure tips before you jump in to make your cards. It gives you the advantage of knowing exactly where to place your stamps as well as the sizes you need to cut your card stock. When you start stamping, I like to lay my card-stock beside my pattern that I created. Using the ruled sides and the grids, I know exactly where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Stampersjoy