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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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We have always been told not to be negative. In this case, negative is good! Do not throw the negative pieces away from your die cuts or punches. There are so many wonderful ways to put these things that other refer to as scraps, to use. They can be a gold mind to a creative stamper. When you throw them away, you are throwing money away. Start looking at your negatives as extra tools for creative card making. We discussed how to use them as stencils which is a common use. How about using them as frames? I found this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Stampersjoy
Now days most stampers have a die cut machine of some type and punches. We cut out a certain shape to accent our art work. What happens to the negative from the shape? Yep, it goes in the trash can. Do you realize you are throwing away money that you could be purchasing more toys with? Shame on you! Don't throw those negatives away. There are many ways to use them. I am going to take a few days and show you different ways to put these to use. One of the most common ways to use the negative of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Stampersjoy
If I could only have one adhesive it would be Tombow Multipurpose glue. This one glue can take the place of many. Here are ways to use Tombow Multipurpose Glue. This is a white glue and it dries clear and it is very strong so it is great for adhering two pieces of cardstock. It has a thin end and a thick end so it will cover both small and large areas quickly. If allowed to dry, you can use it on an envelope. When you are ready to seal the envelope, moisten slightly and seal. If you want to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Do you love resist techniques like I do? I found this one last week and could not wait to try it. It is Shimmer Paint Resist. Shimmer Resist This is a new twist to the ink resist techniques that float around. This is Shimmer Paint Resist. It is so much fun and the results are beautiful Materials Needed: Glossy Cardstock, Shimmer metallic paints (copper is used here), sponge brayer, stamp, soft tissue, dauber and a wet rag to was stamp off immediately. On the glossy cardstock, stamp your stamp design to cover the complete piece by inking your stamp using... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Gifts – A Great Way to Show Someone How Much You Care There are plenty of reasons to be generous and gift someone a gift. It could be an event, such as a birthday, anniversary, downline recognition or Christmas. Then again, it could be a token of appreciation, such as a thank you for having received a favor from this person or purely an ‘I’m thinking of you’ spur-of-the-moment present. Whatever the reason, buying a gift for someone is a great way to show that you care. Here is a tailored gift buying guide to meet a couple of different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Halloween is a time for trick or treat and surprising your favorite friends with a cute sweet treat. Here is a cute idea. A Box of Eyeballs Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 5 ½” x 8 ½”. You will use this to cut out the take-out box die. You will need to cut out two, both will fit on the Basic Black Cardstock. To put the take-out box together use Tear and Tape. Start by taping the bottoms together. Then the sides. Then attach the handle, if you want one. The handle is made from a ½”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Stampersjoy
So often I hear, "I am not creative. I wish I were." Everyone one is creative in one way or another. As a new stamper we often feel that we are not creative. Don't sabotage your creativity. Here are some ways we destroy our creativity. Make a point to avoid doing these things. Don’t demand your stamping to be perfect. Handmade is not meant to always to be perfect. If you demand yourself to be perfect you will not enjoy the wonderful creative process. Don’t be afraid. Try new ways to use the products you have. After all, a piece... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Love My Big Shot There are countless number of machines on the market for cutting out shapes and many are very expensive. Frankly, when it comes to things that are mechanical, I am a complete idiot. I do well to turn my computer on and off. Most of these machines are out of my bracket in both cost and skills to use them. That is why I love my Big Shot. All I have to do is put the correct cutting pads in and crank the handle. I can manage the correct pads because they have pictures on them. Now... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Stampersjoy
If you have not tried the Stampin'Up kit of the month, you do not know what you are missing. Everything to make the project is included in the kit other than the adhesives. Now is the perfect time to give this great kit a try, but you must sign up using the code today, October 9 or tomorrow October the 10th; Then stick around for the great November Holiday kit! When you join, please put me down as your demonstrator, Joyce Pacer, Huntington, WV 25702 MAKE SURE YOU USE THE CODE TO GET THIS SPECIAL PRICE Happy Stamping, Joyce Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Country Lanes is a stamp set that you can use year around. Country Lane Suite Create the feel of country comfort wherever you live with the Country Lane Suite! It’s so hard to pick a favorite from this suite. From the scrumptious designer series paper to the galvanized metallic paper, or the chicken wire elements to the tin tile textured impressions embossing folder, I love all of it. But I must say, the milk jug image in the Country Home stamp set is what first caught my eye. Probably because I have a vintage rusty milk can sitting outside my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Stampersjoy
If you love background techniques, this is one for you. It is beautiful when added to your cards. FAUX MOTHER OF PEARL Materials Needed: - Neutral cardstock - Frost White shimmer paint - Plastic wrap - Small dish for paint - Light ink that coordinates with the cardstock, - Sponge - Paper towel Ink the small image and stamp off with the coordinating cardstock and stamp all over the cardstock. Pour a little of the shimmer paint in the dish and scrunch up the plastic wrap, dip into the ink, and dab around the stamped cardstock. Some areas need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Ever need a little bag for a gift at the last minute and could not find one around the house? Now your needs are answered. You can make one of these faster than you can go out and buy one. Create a Bag-a-Lope Have some old envelopes hanging around? Try making a Bag-a-Lope (an envelope made into a gift bag). These are so much fun – quick and easy to make, and very versatile! You can make them large or small, depending on the size of your envelope. To begin, seal your envelope closed. (I usually glue all around the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Stampersjoy
FINDING INSPIRATION Do you ever feel like your mojo is hiding from you? You sit down to create and……nothing! Here are a few tips for finding inspiration. Look at the catalog. There are hundreds of beautiful samples in the Stampin’ Up! catalog. Find one you love and switch up the colors and/or stamp set to make it your own. Check out your own stash. Find a card you’ve already made that you really liked and recreate it using different stamps and colors. Look at Pinterest. There are literally thousands of card samples on Pinterest. And, if you know which stamp... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Halloween Treat Idea For a quick & easy, special treat idea, take a small box of candy – such as a box of raisins or junior mints and wrap a piece of Halloween themed Designer Series paper around it. Create a fun tag and attach to treat with a ribbon and bow. Recipe for this treat: Stamp sets: Cauldron Bubble & Takeout Treats Ink: Tuxedo Black Ink This same concept can be used for a candy bar. All of these materials can be found on my Stampin'Up website, just click on Shop Now Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Create your Christmas Cards now before the holiday rush begins. On of my favorite bundles this year is Dashing Deer Stamp Set and the Detailed Deer Thinlits. DASHING DEER STAMP SET& DETAILED DEER THINLITS These are some of the tools you will need to make this cute Christmas card I have designed for you. Tools Dashing Deer Bundle Layering Ovals Soft Suede Ink Pad Poppy Parade Marker Lemon Lime Twist Marker Lemon Lime Twist CS Very Vanilla CS Poppy Parade CS Crumb Cake CS Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP Wink Of Stella – Clear Dimensionals Fine-Tip Glue Pen Basic Jewels –... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Hooked on You Gift Card Holder Arrgh, what’s better than candy for Halloween? A gift card from an octopus dressed as a pirate for Halloween! Whip up this envelope punch board gift card for your favorite trick or treaters. Supplies: Sea of Textures Stamp Set Swirly Bird Stamp Set Under the Sea Framelits Blackberry Bliss cardstock, 11 x 4 ¼, scored on the long side at 2”, 7 ¼” and 7 3/8” Blackberry Bliss cardstock, 6 ½” x 3 ¾”, scored on the long side at 1 ¾” and 6” Rich Razzleberry cardstock, 3 ¾” x 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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 Sep 17, 2018 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 Sep 15, 2018 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 Sep 14, 2018 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