Could You Use A Getaway?

Demonstrator Ready for Getaway TripIn many parts of the country, everyone is tired of Winter and more than ready to get away! Spring Breaks are also coming up, so… how about owning your own stamping business and having extra cash every month? Imagine being able to book a Getaway Trip, or even a long vacation, when you want!

As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you can make extra cash with your own stamping business and share your crafting talents while you’re doing so. You can work your business to fit your own schedule and lifestyle – and can even earn full-time pay for part-time work!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Your favorite getaway spot is waiting! Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Want to Control Your Wish List?

Sample Halloween Treat Bag-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Do you want to control your wish list? If you’re like me, you make a long list of everything you want as soon as you get your hands on the newest Stampin’ Up!® Catalog. But what if you can’t get everything you want at one time?

The 3am Stamper’s iClub is perfect for you!  This is a virtual club with no meetings and a free class every month.  All you need to do is sign up, agree to the Terms of Service and shop from your wish list!

I divide up my list into certain dollar amounts and order from the list segment each month. You can divide your list into $50 segments and be set for a number of months! I even send you a wish list form to help you out.

In any case, you can receive an Online Bonus Class for FREE every month you order $50. You have an ideal way to get control of your wish list and get a free class with Lifetime Access at the same time! The project shown is part of one example of the class material you could receive as part of your Online Bonus Class when you join the 3am Stamper’s iClub.  Additionally, you qualify for my 3am Stamper’s Rewards program and free Sale-A-Bration items during the annual Sale-A-Bration promotion in January.

Become a 3am Stamper’s iClub Member now and start with next month’s session.  Club orders are due the 10th of each month!  To find out more, just click on the preceding link or on the link in the drop-down menu on the navigation bar, “Events & Classes“.

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Quick & Easy Friends Forever Card

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I love stamps that have coordinating punches or dies. The Friends Who Know Stamp (134081) is designed for the Labels Collection Framelits™ Dies (125598). The large image is perfect for a Quick & Easy Card:

  1. Just stamp,
  2. Die-cut the image,
  3. Die-cut the border and
  4. Attach to your card base!

You can embellish with a background paper on the card base and some Rhinestones you’ve colored, but those four steps are really it!

I decided to use Chalkboard Paper (137786) and the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (101731) to give a chalk effect. I colored the word “Friends” with a Strawberry Slush Marker from the In Color 2013-2015 Stampin’ Write Markers (131260). After I die-cut the image and the border with my Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) and the Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658), I decided there wasn’t any room for ribbon, so I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) that I colored with the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (130994).

Note: Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are currently unavailable due to quality issues with the manufacturer. Instead, you can use a drop of Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill mixed with a drop of alcohol to color your jewels. These will take longer to dry, but you will be able to get the exact Stampin’ Up!® color you want.

Other Supplies Used: Sahara Sand (121043) & Strawberry Slush (131295) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (138639; available for free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration); Adhesive Transfer Sheets (133722); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

I adhered a 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” piece of the Vellum to the card front. The Adhesive Transfer Sheets are almost invisible, especially under the printed design. You can also use Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere the Vellum. The Fast Fuse is also almost invisible.

To order what you need to make your own Quick & Easy Friends Forever Card, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $30 catalog product purchased at one time. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.

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A Page From the Lucky You Ensemble

Lucky You Ensemble Digital Page-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

As I was working on yesterday’s post, I got to thinking about doing a page with just My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download) and the components of the Lucky You Ensemble (133461). The ensemble includes coasters, bottle wraps, a mini banner and more that you print out on 8-1/2” x 11” card stock, then cut out.

Décor Tip: for the coasters, print out your design on plain paper, then adhere it to Coaster Board (129392). You can cut out the bottle-sized coasters with the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) and the Circles Collection Framelits™ Dies (130911). Using card stock might make the coaster too thick for the Framelits.

The coordinating colors for the Ensemble are: Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White. I love Gumball Green and I’ve used Pear Pizzazz on St. Patrick’s Day cards before, but I just don’t feel these colors are St. Paddy’s enough. I added Handsome Hunter to the page and used Tangelo Twist and Peach Parfait for the orange. (I always add orange to my St. Patrick’s Day projects to recognize both halves of Ireland.)

Luckily, all the colors are included in My Digital Studio. I can use a lot of my favorites that were retired in 2009, but the color palette doesn’t go as far back as when a bunch of colors were retired in 2005. Oh well, we’ll just make do!

Back to the Lucky You Ensemble: You can make posters or square banner components with the Designer Series Paper pattern. That’s what I used for the background on my page. The photo mat in the middle is bordered with Tangelo Twist and Handsome Hunter. The title is colored Tangelo Twist with a Handsome Hunter drop-shadow. I tried out using drop shadows with the shamrocks and the pennants, but I didn’t like how they looked so I left them plain.

All in all, I proved to myself that I could make a scrapbook page using just My Digital Studio and the Lucky You Ensemble. Take a look at the Lucky You Ensemble (133461) and see what you could do. By the way, it’s part of the Weekly Deals this week, so the savings last through Monday. You can use the Ensemble with My Digital Studio or with another program!

To try My Digital Studio free for 30 days, use this link. You may download it immediately and start playing!

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Lucky You-It’s St. Paddy’s Day Soon!

St Paddy's Day Party Page-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

It’s St. Paddy’s Day soon, so why not have a party? Then, remember your gathering with this page you did in My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download)! The digital design is so-o-o-o easy to flip or reverse to make a multiple-page layout.

One of the additional Digital Downloads I used is the Lucky You Ensemble (133461), which happens to be one of the Weekly Deals this week! Lucky You contains designer templates to let you make a slew of party decorations and accessories. They all print out on 8-1/2” x 11” card stock, too.

However, since it’s my Scrapbook Theater feature today, I wanted to make a page. I used some of the embellishments from the Ensemble to decorate the page. The Designer Series Paper pattern included in the Ensemble didn’t inspire me, so I used one of the coordinating colors for the background. I made mats for two 4” x 6” and two 4” x 3” photos, which should leave room for party pictures!

Additional Digital Downloads: Lucky Me Stamp Brush Set (129361); 2012-2014 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper (131273)

To order My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download), just click the Order Online Button in my right sidebar or any of the product links in this article. You may download it immediately and start playing! You may also try it free for 30 days!

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Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana – Complements!

As I mentioned last week, I was waiting for the glue to dry on my card. It’s dry now and I can show you what last week’s Weekly Deals inspired me to make.

Complementary Color Scheme Card-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Since the Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine (135636) was on sale, I decided to pair the Orange-Red color group member with Coastal Cabana, from the Green-Blue color group. These two are practically perfect Complements. I picked out the matching colors from the 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment (133531) and attached them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) and with strands of Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana (135638) Thick Baker’s Twine twisted together and sewn on.

Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana are tints of their color group Hues. They both are of similar intensity, but, being pastel, the combination does not have the same energy as Orange and Blue together would.

This soft Complementary color scheme is restful and pleasing to the eye. I made a birthday card which is perfect for birthdays of “that certain age.” The color scheme is also good for baby announcements and showers, or bridal showers. You could also use it for congratulations when the recipient doesn’t want to have a lot of publicity.

Other Supplies Used: Balloon Bash Stamp Set (137144-photopolymer); Coastal Cabana (131297), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) & Whisper White (100730) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (138633; available for free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration); Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad (131175); Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Labels Collection Framelits™ Dies (125598); Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (127857); Paper-Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

This project is one example of the class material you may see as part of your Online Bonus Class when you join the 3am Stamper’s iClub.  Become a 3am Stamper’s iClub Member now and start with next month’s session.  Club orders are due the 10th of each month!  To find out more, just click on the preceding link or on the link in the drop-down menu on the navigation bar, “Events & Classes“.

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Coloring Epoxy Stickers

Coloring Epoxy Stickers Sample

There are three easy ways to color the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers (137856):

  1. Punch or cut out the shape from colored card stock or patterned paper and attach the sticker.
  2. Stamp a pattern on scrap card stock, punch it out and attach the sticker, or attach the sticker and cut around it.
  3. Color the sticker with one of the Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers or another alcohol marker.
    1. Note: Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are temporarily unavailable due to quality issues. Their availability is unknown at this time. Until Blendabilities are again available, use a drop of Classic Ink Refill mixed with a drop of alcohol to color the sticker.

My favorite method is #3, but the others may work better to give you the effect you want. The stickers come in two sizes, so you can have fun experimenting!

Got a question about a product, technique or tool? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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Do You Like to Win?

Race to EnterMy Mailing List Subscribers get to enter my monthly contest with a $10 prize and some surprise contests I offer once in a while. Only Mailing List Subscribers are entitled to enter!

There is no entry fee and no purchase requirement for any of my contests. You just have to sign up for my Mailing List and confirm your subscription! There’s no charge to join the list, either.

To join my Mailing List, have a chance to win my contests and receive my monthly newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with news, tutorials, tips & tricks, fill out the form at right. Be sure you click the link in your confirmation e-mail or you won’t be signed up! You’ll collect 2 free tutorials (valued at $7.95 each) when your membership is confirmed!

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Bonus Free Stuff for the Last Month of SAB

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up!® has added four more items as bonuses to the Sale-A-Bration free stuff. These are also available for you to select with every $50 in products you order.

SAB Bonuses-page 1

SAB Bonuses-page 2

I’ve also included a .pdf file with the Bonuses for you to download and print out. Remember, Sale-A Bration ends March 31st.

2015 SAB Bonuses

To order, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $30 catalog product purchased at one time as well as a Sale-A-Bration item for every $50. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total is $150 or more… that’s at least three more Sale-A-Bration items.

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What You Can Do With Embossing Folders-Part 2

Double Embossed Thanks Card-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comIn Part 1 of this series, we learned that you can get a lovely background without actually embossing. In Part 2 today, we’ll learn how to do the “double embossing” technique.

Start with your embossing folder open and laid flat. Pick a side to be the front, then coat the raised portion with pigment ink such as a VersaMark Ink Pad (102283) or a Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (101731). This technique works best when the pads are nice and moist. If necessary, use a little of the VersaMark Ink Refill (102193) or Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Refill (101780) to add moisture. I always recommend massaging drops of the refill into foam pads with the tip of the closed bottle.

If you get ink in the lowered spaces, wipe it off with a wet wipe. Otherwise, you’ll need to dust off the powder with a soft bristle brush like a dry watercolor brush. Insert your paper or card stock into the folder, close it up and run it through your embossing machine. Carefully remove the material so you don’t smear the ink.

Sprinkle the embossing powder thoroughly over the whole piece of paper or card stock. Tap off the excess and brush it away from the raised pattern if needed. Return the excess to the jar so you don’t accidentally melt it and make it unusable. Emboss the material with your Heat Tool (129053) to melt the powder. Let it cool before you start working with it.

Other Supplies Used: Flower Patch (134207-photopolymer) and Crazy About You (138856-wood, 138859-clear, 137137-photopolymer) Stamp Sets; Blushing Bride (131198), Pear Pizzazz (131201) & Whisper White (100730) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Blushing Bride (131172), Calypso Coral (126983), Old Olive (126953) & Pear Pizzazz (131180) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658); Flower Fair (133731) and Banners (132173) Framelits™ Dies; Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (132657); Spring Flowers Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (137365); Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder (133752); Sponge Daubers (133773); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

This project is one example of part of the class material you may see as part of your Online Bonus Class when you join the 3am Stamper’s iClub.  Become a 3am Stamper’s iClub Member now and start with next month’s session.  Club orders are due the 10th of each month!  To find out more, just click on the preceding link or on the link in the drop-down menu on the navigation bar, “Events & Classes“.

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Quick & Easy Four Seasons Page

Four Seasons Page-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comThe Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (137780) contains many prints of photos that are perfect to represent the four seasons. I picked four designs that looked good in a horizontal direction: the pine needles for Winter, the grass for Spring, the pebbles for Summer and the sawed stumps for Fall.

I placed the photo prints of Designer Series Paper (DSP) on a page of Pistachio Pudding from the 12” x 12” In Color 2013-2015 Card Stock Assortment (131195) and found they didn’t fit the way I wanted, so I trimmed them to 5-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Each sheet is 6-1/2” x 4-1/2”, so you get good-sized scraps! The DSP was adhered about 1/2” from the two edges when I positioned them in the corners.

The 8” square layer of Crisp Cantaloupe from the same Card Stock Assortment formed the base for my photo mat. There is room for four photos in the layout. I used the backs of the picture DSP sheets to make photo mats 3-3/4” square. Four pieces of 3-1/2” square 12” x 12” Whisper White Card Stock (124302) were mounted on the mats to become placeholders for the photos.

I used Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) to attach everything, so the page is almost flat. The embellishments are punched from scraps of card stock or DSP and adhered at the corners of the photo mats with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). I always attach them so I can slip a photo underneath.

Other Supplies Used: Daffodil Delight (119683), Garden Green (102584) & Real Red (102482) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Bird Builder (117191), Mosaic (131267) & Elegant Butterfly (127526) Punches; Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Leaves #2 Bigz Die (retired); Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker (133634)

My Digital Studio Digital Downloads: Autumn Spice Digital Kit (122175); Sun Garden Designer Series Paper (127338)

Patterns can be printed as a sheet or in quarter-page sizes as each page of a card on a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (100730). I’d let the ink dry before you start punching or die-cutting.

To order My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download) or any of the other products used for the Quick & Easy Four Seasons Page, just click the Order Online Button in my right sidebar or any of the product links in this article. You may download My Digital Studio immediately and start playing! You may also try it free for 30 days! You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $30 catalog and/or digital product purchased at one time. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.

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Weekly Deals Inspiration

Weekly Deals Offerings

I’m waiting for the glue to dry on my latest Color Craft project, so I won’t be able to post it until later. Have you ever tried to scan or photograph wet glue? Shudder!

My latest project was inspired by items in this week’s Weekly Deals again. They actually gave me an excuse to use some of my favorite things! Check back here next Wednesday to see the result.

Today’s products are the Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine (135636) and the 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment (133531). The sequins come in three different styles for each of the five In Colors. Take a look at the Weekly Deals to see what else is there! The savings are typically 25%!

To order what you need or to browse the Weekly Deals, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar. Remember, the Weekly Deals only last through Monday, so be sure to check them out right away. With every $30 catalog product purchased at one time, you’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards. From now through the end of March, you’ll also be able to select a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you order. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.

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Getting Clear-Mount Stamps to Stick

I made a video showing three ways to get your Clear-Mount stamps to stick to your Clear-Mount Blocks.

Supplies Used in Video: A Happy Thing Clear-Mount Stamp Set (139134 – only available during Sale-A-Bration: free with a $50 product order); Clear Block Cleaning Cloth (121779); Stampin’ Scrub (126200); Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394)

Got a question about a product, technique or tool? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. I may even do a video.  If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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What About Being Your Own Boss?

Boss Lady with her Team

Have you ever asked yourself, “What about being your own boss?” I did and became my own boss as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator. I must say I’m tough and fair on myself, but I’m not mean, nor am I negligent to myself. I’ve had those experiences before.

It’s simple to become your own boss and get rid of the mean and/or negligent bosses. All you need to do is sign up to become a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator and turn into owning your own home-based stamping business.

The investment is low ($99 for the Starter Kit) and the ongoing overhead is minimal. You can easily make back your investment within the first sixty days… usually sooner! This is while working your business very part-time.

You are able to set your own schedule and don’t have to answer to anyone else’s time clock. You also get to play with your paper-crafting and share with your friends. Additionally, I can show you how to make whatever amount of extra cash you like. And this is all while being your own boss!

Have you thought about being your own boss and owning your own stamping business as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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What You Can Do With Embossing Folders-Part 1

Butterfly Birthday Card-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

I know we all love the look of embossing and find it especially easy to do with Embossing Folders such as Textured Impressions™. A quick roll through the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) or Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (132657) and your card stock, paper or other material has a lovely raised design (embossed). Flip it over and you have a lovely relief design (debossed).

However, you can also create a delightful background without using either machine. Here’s how:

  1. Open the embossing folder and pick the side you want for your pattern.
  2. Tap ink on it with a water-base ink pad, being sure to tap gently so you don’t put ink where you don’t want it. You can also apply ink with a Brayer (102395).
  3. Insert a piece of card stock or paper cut to 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” or smaller, being careful to lay the surface straight down.
  4. Gently brayer the card stock or paper.
  5. Lift the card stock or paper straight up so you don’t smear.

Other Supplies Used in Sample: Butterfly Basics Stamp Set (138813-wood; 138816-clear; 137154-photopolymer); Hello Honey (133643) & Perfect Plum (126963) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Hello Honey (133678), Perfect Plum (101889) & Very Vanilla (101650) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658); Chalk Talk Framelits™ Dies (129983); Butterflies Thinlits™ Dies (137360); Spring Flowers Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (137365); 1/4” Circle Handheld Punch (134364); Hello Honey 5/8” Quilted Cotton Ribbon (137864); Sponge Daubers (133773); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Lovely Lavender Craft Metal Sheet from Add A Little Dazzle ‘s Online Store

The Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Butterflies Thinlits™ Dies also come as a Bundle at 15% savings:

Would you like to try out embossing techniques yourself with a group of your friends?  Let’s plan a PlayShop together (PlayShop stands for first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop!). You can earn free catalog merchandise (including exclusive hostess stamp sets and accessories) as well.   Give me a call at (707) 695-3571 or e-mail Mary Varley at mary@3amstamper.com and let’s chat. I look forward to tailoring the project to you! If you’re out of town, don’t worry, I also do Online and Teleconference PlayShops.

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Trouble Remembering Dates?

Perpetual-BD-Calendar

Do you have trouble remembering the dates of birthdays, anniversaries, and other special recurring occasions? I usually write them down in a book somewhere, then put it in a safe place. Of course, the book is never found again! That’s why I came up with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Class.

You will make a Perpetual Calendar you can mark with all the annual occasions you need to remember. You will also make three birthday cards to get you started! You will take home extra supplies to make additional cards so you’re all prepared for the next special occasion.

Date: March 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015

Early Bird Registration: $47.00

Register now as space is limited.



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Yellow, Orange, Green – An Analagous Trio

Yellow & Orange Birthday Card-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

As I noted in my post,Is It Monochromatic?, analogous color schemes typically use three colors that are adjacent to each other on the Color Wheel. Today’s Analogous Color Scheme uses a six-color wheel: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Purple. The Analagous colors are Daffodil Delight from the Yellow Group, Pumpkin Pie from the Orange Group and Mossy Meadow from the Green Group.

In truth, I don’t think these colors are truly Analagous, even though they meet the technical definition. If you use my Color Charts, the colors should be from the Yellow-Orange, Yellow & Yellow-Green Color Groups. Pumpkin Pie, a tone of the Orange hue, could be stretched to belong to the Orange-Yellow Group. Mossy Meadow is a shade of Green-Yellow, which could be stretched to belong to the Yellow-Green Group. Daffodil Delight is the pure hue of Yellow. In this Analagous scheme, the colors are harmonious, rather than monochromatic.

My color choice was actually inspired by items on sale in Stampin’ Up!®’s Weekly Deals. I used Daffodil Delight 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (119683) and 1/4” Cotton Ribbon (134559); Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (105117) and 1/4” Cotton Ribbon (134565); and a sheet of Mossy Meadow from the In Color 2014-2016 Designer Series Paper Stack (133705). All of these items are on sale in at 25% off in the Weekly Deals. By the way, I also made an envelope from the same piece of Mossy Meadow with the Envelope Punch Board (133774), but it’s not shown.

Other Supplies Used: Big Day Stamp Set (139109, wood; 139112, clear; only available during Sale-A-Bration – free with a $50 order); Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945); Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Banners (132173) & Chalk Talk (129983) Framelits™ Dies; Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658); Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (132657); Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (133739); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

To order what you need to try out your own Analagous color scheme, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. Remember, You can see more Weekly Deals on the Weekly Deals Page. The Weekly Deals only last through Monday, so be sure to check them out right away. With every $30 catalog product purchased at one time, you’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards. From now through the end of March, you’ll also be able to select a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you order. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.

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Silvering Paper Doilies

Silvering a Paper Doily-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

For one of my Valentine’s Day projects, I wanted to use one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) colored silver. I didn’t need a full silver doily, just the lace edge and part of the center rim. The heart would cover the un-silvered part.

It’s very easy to color a doily silver (or gold, for that matter). All you need is a Silver Encore Metallic Pad (132142) and one of the Sponge Daubers (133773 – 5 to a pack). Plus your Tea Lace Paper Doilies, of course. Here are the steps:

  1. Place your doily on a sheet of Grid Paper (130148) or scratch paper. The Grid Paper sheet will give you more room.
  2. Tap the Sponge Dauber onto the Encore Pad.
  3. Daub the in over the area of the doily that you want to cover.
  4. Repeat until you’ve silvered the doily to suit.

For a gold doily, use the Gold Encore Metallic Pad (132141). I recommend using a separate Sponge Dauber for each ink and labeling them with the color. You can clean the Daubers by stamping them on the Grid Paper, rather than trying to wash them. The metallic ink won’t transfer to another pad or project this way.

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FreeMy Mailing List Subscribers receive a monthly newsletter with at least $24.95 worth of ideas, tips and tutorials for FREE! In addition, I like to send them FREE surprise gifts periodically – no warning, the gifts just appear in their inboxes out of the blue!

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Head Start on Spring Cleaning

Label This Kitchen Designer TemplateGet a head start on your Spring Cleaning with this Digital Download for My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download) that gives you a comprehensive set of labels to help you organize your kitchen! The Label This Kitchen Designer Template (133022) is a great tool for organizing and works with other programs besides MDS.

Best of all, it’s on sale through Monday in the Stampin’ Up!® Weekly Deals! 40% savings, according to my calculations!

Tip: Print it out on 8-1/2” x 11” size self-adhesive labels and punch out the words with your favorite label and tag punches! I’ve been getting my spaces organized and these labels are amazingly helpful!

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