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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.



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What Does Snow Day Mean to You?

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Funny how 2 little words can mean 2 completely different things depending on your perspective.  Take the words SNOW DAY, for instance.   Do those words spark the same delight as my grandson, Grady, expresses in his video?
Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up!
Or are your thoughts more in tune with this "just breathe" card?   Stamping supplies can be like that too.  This sunny "Just Breathe" card was made with the same supplies as ....
Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up!
this "Have a wonderful Adventure" card.   Using the same supplies and I made two totally different cards.  Which one do you relate to best? When you hear "Snow Day" announced on the radio or across your T.V. screen, what's your reaction?  Are you curious what today's card supplies were?
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Both cards were stamped using the Sea of Textures and the Colorful Seasons stamp sets along with their coordinating dies, Under the Sea and Seasonal Layers.  I limited myself to 3 inks: Tuxedo Black, Gray Granite and Balmy Blue.

My Paper choices were also limited.  I used Gingham Gala Designer Paper along with Balmy Blue, Gray Granite and Thick Whisper White card stock.

I used 3 additional supplies to make my cards.  Dimensionals gave my cards the extra pop that they needed.  Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed sequins and Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine brought in the party and the shine to my cards.

Extra Card Design Tip:  For the Snowy Adventure Card, I splattered Gray Granite ink across my card front to bring it to life.


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