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Stamparatus Basics


Stamparatus Basics Video

Watch the video above for a Stamparatus 101 Course

Hello Friends,

I was recently asked some basic questions about using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool from Stampin' Up!.  I remember all the questions that I had when the Stamparatus was first introduced, so I thought that you might like to see a video that addresses common questions about the Stamparatus.

Stamparatus Stampin' Up!

Common Stamparatus Questions Answered

What's included with the Stamparatus?  The platform, 2 plates, 2 magnets and a foam pad.

When do you use the foam pad?  Use the foam pad when stamping with Photopolymer stamps for added cushion.

How much does it cost?  $49.00

What are some of the benefits of using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool?  Restamping a without lining up, stamping stacks of cards, technique stamping such as hinge stamping

How do you clean ink from the plates?  Most of the time wiping with water and shammy.  Occasionally, clean with soap and water then dry with cloth.  

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Have a fabulous day!



No-Line Coloring Technique

No Line Coloring Technique

Hello Friends,

I've had a lot of questions lately about coloring so I thought that I would share with you today the soft and lovely No-Line Coloring Technique for cards.  It may surprise you to know that I used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for today's card.  By coloring the stamped images with darker colors the stamp set takes on a whole new look.  The flowers look more like old-fashioned roses rather than magnolias.  Let me show you how it's done.


No-Line Coloring Tips using Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!.

No Line Coloring with Alcohol Markers

Are you ready to give the No Line Coloring Technique a try?   It really is very beautiful!  Plus, one of the nice things about crafting with paper is that it's easy to start over if you are not satisfied with your results.

Good Morning Magnolia Stampin' Up!

Create a flower garden on your handmade cards with the No Line Coloring Technique.  See a list of supplies for making today's card at the bottom of this post.


Tax free weekend

Love Holidays?  Hate Taxes?

These 12 states will be having a Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies.  Definitions for school supplies will vary see Sales Taxes PDF for details.

Alabama  July 19–21

Arkansas  August 3–4

Florida  August 2–6

Massachusetts  August 10–11

Missouri  August 2–4

New Mexico  August 2–4

Ohio  August 2–4

South Carolina  August 2–4

Tennessee  July 26–28

Texas  August 9–11

Virginia  August 2–4

Wisconsin  July 31–August 4



Reminder:  If you earned Bonus Coupons in July, be sure to redeem them before August 31!


Have a fabulous day!


Make Your Own  Cards and impress your friends with your mad Card Making Skills.  Click the pictures to shop.

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Pop Up Tissue Box Get Well Card

Healing Hugs Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

It stinks to be sick, but it's fun to receive a handmade card in your mailbox.  And the Pop Up Tissue Box feature makes this Get Well card even more interesting.  For beauty, I stamped a two-toned rose with the Healing Hugs stamp set.  See tips for stamping gorgeous two-toned roses and making a quick Pop Up Tissue box in the quick 5-minute video below.

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Pop Up Tissue Box Card

The Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Paper makes a gorgeous minute pop up tissue box. If you like to send interactive cards, you'll want to try this one.

Healing Hugs Stampin' Up!


 Bonus Days End Today

For every $50 you spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31. 

Plus, don't forget to add your Blossom Rewards for every $50 you spend to your Stamping Country Blossom Reward Card as my way of saying "thanks so much for being a loyal Stamping Country Customer!".



Have a fabulous day!


Make Your Own  Cards and impress your friends with your mad Card Making Skills.  Click the pictures to shop.

Product List