Pals Blog Hop Product Tip: Take Your Pick

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Happiest of Birthday Card - Take Your Pick Tool Tip - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop

I love the Take Your Pick Tool!  Such a versatile helper in your craft room.   Here are FIVE ways I use the Take a Pick Tool.

  1. MY PERSONAL FAVORITE TIP:  I discovered that the putty end of this tool is wonderful for picking up flecks of wayward bits of embossing powder.  The putty end also can easily pick up sequins, paper die-cut accents, Stampin’ Dimensional backings, and more!  Putty Refills are available and sold separately. 
  2. The stylus end can be used to add dimension to die-cut flowers, petals, and add score lines to your card bases. 
  3. The spatula end can help remove adhesive-backed embellishments misplaced on your projects. 
  4. The Paper Piercer can add the holes needed to attach brads to your projects or to help lift the adhesive-backed embellishments from their packaging.
  5. Die Brush (sold separately) can remove card stock bits from your die-cut pieces and dies. 

Happiest of Birthday Card - Take Your Pick Tool Tip - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop Card Only

STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Basic White Thick card stock. 

Layer and adhere a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Basic White card stock to a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Evening Evergreen In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Seal.  

Double wrap with white baker’s twine (Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack), securing with a bow. 

Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop a piece of Basic White card stock with the 2nd largest Scalloped Contours Die. 

Happiest of Birthday Card - Take Your Pick Tool Tip - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop Slant View

Use a Blending Brush to create an ombre of Evening Evergreen Ink. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment (Happiest of Birthdays) in Versamark Ink onto the ombre die-cut. 

Cover with white Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove excess and use the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool to remove any flecks of unwanted powder.   Set with a Heat Tool. 

Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

POP OF PERSONALITY!  Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels as shown. 

PERFECT POLISH!  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 piece of Evening Evergreen 6×6 Designer Series Paper to the outside flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Trim to size with Paper Snips.  You can see my video demonstration with tips on adding designer paper to an envelope flap here.CLICK TO SAVE OR PRINT free Step by Step Tutorial

 


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  5. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  6. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  16. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations

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Click below to watch the video tour of my (former) Stampin’ Pretty Studio.  You’ll see many Stamp-n-Storage products in action! 

 

Here are my favorite Stamp-n-Storage products and tips on how I incorporate them into my Stampin’ Pretty Studio.

Magnet Cards.  I use the magnet cards (5 x 7) for neatly storing my Stampin’ Up! dies, but they are available in an array of sizes for your needs. 

The Storage Pocket (shown below) is designed to hold 5×7 & 6×7 Magnet Cards, and  Stamp Cards.

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I use the Paper Sleeves to store my scraps of card stock and Designer Series Paper.  They are available in three sizes:  6 x 6, 8-1/2 x 11, and 12 x 12.

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Punch Storage.  I use the Lock-Down Punch storage.

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Ink Pad, Marker, Ink Refill Combination.  Different sizes and configurations to fit your space.

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Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Looks so pretty with Stampin’ Blends marker colors displayed and ready to go.

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Magnet Pad – the perfectly sized shim with a magnetic bonus for stamping with the Stamparatus.  Watch my video with before and after results using the Stamparatus here!

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Basic Borders Fun Fold Card Idea with Sketch 25!

Create this wedding card using the In Symmetry Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Sketch 25

Yesterday, I shared the newest addition to my  Stampin’ Pretty Sketchbook!  Sketch #25!  It’s another Fun Fold that is easy to create!  It showcases the In Symmetry Stamp Set and the Basic Borders Dies from the NEW 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

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LOVE SKETCHES?  Check out my Stampin’ Pretty Sketchbook here or download my FREE PDF of all sketches here.  

Stampin' Pretty Sketchbook Sketch 25

NEW!  My Stampin’ Pretty Sketchbook Blog Page AND PDF are now interactive!  When you visit the page or PDF and click on the sketch, it opens a step-by-step tutorial of a card created with that sketch in mind! 

Best Day Ever Congratulations Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Sketch 25STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Basic Black card stock. 

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, along with the scalloped edge Borders Dies to crop the following pieces (all 4 1/4 wide):

  • The bottom front of the card base to 4″ long. 
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (earn it FREE with Stampin’ Rewards) to 4 1/2″ long. 
  • Basic Black card stock to 4 3/4″.

Zip the top of the card base that you just cropped through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, tucked inside the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. 

Wrap with Black/White Baker’s Twine (Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack), securing with a bow. 

Layer and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Seal.

Create this wedding card using the In Symmetry Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Sketch 25

Adhere a  4 x 5 1/4 piece of Basic White card stock to the inside of the card base with Stampin’ Seal.

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiment (Art Gallery) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the bottom of the inside of the card as shown. 

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the “best day ever” sentiment (In Symmetry) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Basic White card stock that has been cropped with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Tasteful Labels Die. 

Adhere to the card base as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

POP OF PERSONALITY!  Embellish with Real Red Resin Hearts. 

CLICK TO SAVE OR PRINT free Step by Step TutorialOH, SO PRETTY!  The card below also uses the  Stampin’ Rewards EXCLUSIVE Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  You can see the original blog post by clicking on the buttons below. 

NEW! Daisy Garden Stamp by Stampin' Up! Thank you card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

CLICK TO SAVE OR PRINT free Step by Step TutorialCLICK TO VIEW THE ORIGINAL BLOG POST


 

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