Hello and welcome!

This is my first post on our new blog and I’m glad you’re joining me today!  Mr. Brown came to visit me recently and brought me this fun stash:

Stampin' Up! products

Can I just pause right here and say how happy I am that I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Not only do I get paid to create but I get to buy my supplies at a discount!

You may have seen these stencils and you may even have them in your collection of supplies but did you know there’s more to these stencils than meets the eye?  Did you know you can use these dots as placement for smaller stamped images?!  Brilliant!

So what I did here was laid my card on my table and lined up the Dots evenly on my card front.  Just like this:

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Next, all you have to do is stamp whatever small image you want to make a perfect background pattern.  I’m using the heart from the Tin of Cards stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink.

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And….Ta Da!  A perfectly perfect stamped pattern on your card front!  Now to decorate!

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Let me digress again, if you will ;).  If you have any type of detailed or intricate dies, you have Have HAVE to have this genius die brush and foam mat that Stampin’ Up! carries.  Seriously.  I’ve done it with and without and I’m telling you, you’re never going to want to go without again.  That bristled roller brush makes removing the teeny tiny negative pieces a piece of cake!

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Beautiful and easy!

Then I broke out my Greeting Thinlits dies and cut the word hello from some Basic Gray card stock.  Now, don’t adjust your glasses because, yes, this next photo is indeed blurry.  Oopsie.  But these dies are intricate and you don’t want to go and mess them up with a big ol’ glob of Tombow Mono Multi glue that’ll squish out the sides.  No sir (or ma’am)! I love Tombow and use it all the time but this is where the Fine Tip Glue comes in.  I put off ordering this because I thought “pfttthh, I’ve got a steady hand and who needs a needle nose glue? Not me!” Well….I caved.  And I’m glad I did!  The super fine tip did a perfect job of applying just the right amount of adhesive to the back of the die cut.  See?

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So after assembling and bedazzling my card with some rhinestones and Silver Glitter Paper, she’s ready to send!  Oh, that butterfly though.  Sigh.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to look at your stencils in a whole new light.  Don’t you just love when you can get more from the products you purchase?  Me too, friend.  Me too.

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Thank you for joining me at The Table today!

Rebecca 🙂