The Hey Love stamp set in the Occasions Catalog has the most adorable animal images with matching puns. I met up with some friends earlier this week and wanted to take them a little something for Valentine’s Day. Here are just a couple the cute treat bags I made.The animals are stamped with our Memento Black ink pad and colored using our Stampin Blends markers. I love our Blends alcohol markers. There are so many different techniques that you can do with these markers. You can see below that my alligator has this cool textured skin. I used a scrap of denim material and our Color Lifter marker to make the texture.
To recreate this look, you’ll start by coloring in your alligator, adding in all the shading. I happened to have a piece of denim that was cut from an old pair of jeans in my craft stash. If you have a pair of jeans that you’re getting rid of, cut it up and use it for crafting.
Once you have a small piece of denim you can easily work with, color a small section of it with our Color Lifter Blends marker. Then press and hold the saturated portion of the denim on the part of the alligator that you want to texture. You’ll notice that I did not texture his belly, just the side and head. It doesn’t take very long, maybe 15-20 seconds or so, to get this look. The ink from the Color Lifter is actually pulling the green ink back out of the paper. The longer you hold the denim to the colored image, the more color you will lift. Definitely a cool way to achieve a new look with your Blends markers.
The tags themselves are super easy to make. I stamped on white card stock and then layered on a red card stock, punched a hole, and tied a ribbon. All the tags are different shapes and sizes, which adds to the uniqueness. This is a quick and easy idea you can make at home.
And now for some classes! I’m starting off with some card classes and Paper Pumpkin nights. I’ve also listed the date for my new Catalog Open House in June. You’ll want to save the date for this event.
2/25, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (How Sweet It Is Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new How Sweet It Is products in the Occasions Catalog.
2/27, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Paper Pumpkin Night $15.00 Come check out Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and see what it’s all about. Make two cards.
3/25, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (All About Birthdays). Make two cards and a 3D box using new products in the Occasions Catalog.
4/29, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (Happiness Blooms Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new Happiness Blooms products in the Occasions Catalog.
5/1, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Paper Pumpkin Night $15.00 Come check out Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and see what it’s all about. Make two cards.
5/20, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (Classic Garage Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new Classic Garage products in the Occasions Catalog.
6/1, Saturday, 2:30-5:00 pm New Annual Catalog Open House $10. Come check out the new Annual Catalog and new In Colors for 2019. Make one project and take home your Annual Catalog with you.
You’re hired! Doesn’t that sound awesome? I bet you didn’t even know you were looking for a job. If you’ve been on the fence about becoming a Demonstrator, now is the perfect time to sign up. Sale-abration started earlier this month and we have some great rewards that are available. There are two options for signing up: Option 1 spend $99 and select $175 in products to come in your kit; Option 2 is spend $129 and select $175 in products for your kit and get that amazing new Craft & Carry Tote Bag! I was able to get one of these tote bags last month and it is so great. I love that it fits my paper trimmer and has a ton of pockets for so many things.