Valentine Defined Stamp Set Patchwork Card

Catherine Die Cutting, Projects

Today’s challenge at Cinspirations (where I am sponsoring and guest designing!) is to make a patchwork card.  I knew right away that I wanted to do a patchwork with the Top Note Die! I started with a 4 x 5 piece of white cardstock, cut my Love Impressions Specialty Paper into 1 3/4″ …

Happy 2011 with Cheers to You Stamp Set!

Catherine Die Cutting, Projects

Cheers to You on the first day of 2011!  I am sitting in my very quiet house enjoying a cappachino (yum!)…it is the first time I’ve been in the house alone since right before Thanksgiving and it is very. very. quiet!  The kids were out of school for the month of …

Stampin’ Up’s Valentine Defined Stamp Set

Catherine Die Cutting, Projects

How about a Valentine’s card with a Spring Mini Catalog Sneak Peek for today?  A black, white and red Valentine card instantly conveys sophistication.  This card features the Lots of Love Letterpress Plate (see my other sample and a video on how to use these here).  I wanted the Watercolor …

Stampers’ Q&A: Heat Embossing

Catherine Embossing, Stampers' Q&A, Techniques, Videos

Today’s Stampers Q&A comes from my embossing video from last week.  View that here. Sylvia asks to know, "Thank you for the video. Does the embossing work better with craft ink pads than the other ink pads?". Stampin’ Up’s exclusive colored ink pads come in 2 different formulations.  Craft and Classic.  …