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How to Make Shaped Cards with Robin Feicht
Hello Friends,

Today, I'm saying good-bye to the Envelope Punch Board with 5 Videos on things you can do with you Envelope Punch Board including a new video on How to make a Spool Shaped Card.  The Envelope Punch Board is Retiring and is only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or through June 3, 2019, whichever comes first.


Learn How to Make a Spool Shaped Card in this quick one-minute video tutorial.  I also used the retiring Amazing Life stamp set and the gorgeous Coastal Cabana & Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon.  Hint:  For a more dimensional look try sponging a bit of Crumb Ink on the top and the bottom of your spool.
You can make envelopes of all sizes with the Envelope Punch Board.  In this video, I walk you through the simple steps to make a quick custom envelope.
See more about making these sweet little cards and envelopes here.

You'll be amazing at just how easy it is to make an envelope liner with a small square of designer paper and your Envelope Punch Board.


This video shows a Pretty and Practical Paper Scrap Storage Solution for your Craft Room. Plus, learn how to make pretty, inexpensive File Folders.


Learn how to pretty and functional File Folders to store your Embossing Folders. It's a Craft Room Storage Solution that you can make yourself with your Envelope Punch Board.

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For just $20 the Envelope Punch Board is a steal of a buy.  It's a Craft Room Tool that you'll use over and over again.  If you don't already own this fabulous tool, you'll want to snatch it up before it's gone for good.


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Bella & Friends, Pretty Kitty and Notecards

Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Here's an idea for making a stack of quick and easy cards with simple stamping and coloring.  I used two retiring stamp sets, Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty.  Between the two sets, there are 11 different sentiments covering a broad range of occasions.  Plus, the scale and the art from both the Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp set look like they belong together.  If you use pre-made notecards and envelopes, you simply have to stamp and color.


Bella & Friends Stampin' Up!

Here are 5 quick cards made with the Bella & Friends stamp set.

Pretty Kitty Stampin' Up!
And here are 4 quick and cute cards stamped with the Hello Kitty stamp set.



For even more options, try mixing and matching stamps for both sets.

Doodling on Cards
Try adding a little more interest doodling with your Basic Black Marker.

Both the Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty stamp sets are on the 2019 Stampin' Up! Retirement List which means that they will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or June 3, 2019, whichever comes first.




Have a fabulous day,



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Let's talk about Ink

Inks for Stamping

Hello Friends,

Are you confused about what ink to use when and for what?  You're not alone.  "Which ink do I use when......?" is a common question among stampers.  Today's card made me think of about the ink question once again, because I needed to use two different black inks to complete my card.  Can you guess why?

Ink Rule #1 for Stamping

The rule of opposites.  

Inks for Stamping
Inks for Stamping

Since Card Makers, Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters tend to be visual people, I thought that I would explain the Rule of Opposites with a picture.

Look to the Left.

When watercoloring, as the names suggests, you are using water.  Therefore, using the rule of opposites, you would want to use an alcohol base ink such a Stazon to stamp your outline image.  Hint: If you have a hard time remembering which ink has alcohol, let your sniffer help you decide.  Stazon Ink has a distinct alcohol smell.

Look to the Right.

When coloring with Alcohol Markers, such as Stampin' Blends, use a water based ink, such as Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.  Take a sniff.  The alcohol smell is missing.


When you mix water with water the lines tend to blur or bleed.  And when you mix alcohol with alcohol the lines will also tend to bleed.  Try it!

Ink Rule #2 for Stamping

Consider Your Surface

You're Inspiring Stampin' Up!

Back to my Card

I told you that I used two different black inks, but I only colored with Alcohol Markers (Stampin' Blends).  Why did I need a second black ink?  Hint: Ink Rule #2 for Stamping is Consider your surface.   If you are stamping on paper or card stock both water based inks and alcohol ink will work fine.  But when you are stamping on nonporous surfaces such as: wood, metal, plastic, vellum, use alcohol based inks (Stazon).

Floral Romance Designer Paper Stampin' Up!

For today's Card, I used a piece of gorgeous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, so I used Jet black Stazon Ink to stamp on my vellum.

Hope that clears up any confusion on which ink to use when stamping.  For a complete list of supplies for making today's card including inks, scroll down.



Have a fabulous day,


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