Retired Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop: Fourth of July

Welcome to the very first blog hop made up of members from the Retired Stampin’ Up! Products for Sale Facebook page.  Today’s theme is Fourth of July and every project is made with retired Stampin’ Up! products.  We are very excited to show you our creations and hope to make our hops something that you will follow each month.

As a military Veteran, I’m VERY proud of being American.  As an avid stamper, I love any stamp set that has the American flag.  I also enjoy clean and simple cards that anyone can make.  Often a simple stamped image can speak volumes and I think my card with just the colored in flag oozes patriotism.

The Details:

  • One continuous stamped image.  Do you think the stamped image is one stamped image?  Nope, it sure isn’t.  It looks like one continuous stamp because I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the images and give the grass as if it’s one stamp.  I love the Stamp-a-ma-jig and how it can help you line up stamps on wood blocks.
  • Make an image pop.  Since today’s blog hop is dedicated to the Fourth of July, I wanted to add emphasis to the American flag by coloring in only the flag.  That’s the focus of my card and it’s why I didn’t stamp any sentiment.  The Red, White, and Blue speaks for itself. 

You can continue to hop from blog to blog from the line-up below to see all the projects.  Please feel free to leave comments as you hop along the way.  We hope to see you again next month!

1. Michelle at UglyBugPlans – Planners and Paper Crafts 
2. Mary at Mary’s Craft Room 
3. Liza at Seriously Silly Stamper 
4. Lisa at Queen B Creations 
5. Sara at Hand Stamped By Sara 
6. Maggie at Maggie Made Cards  <— You Are Here
7. Sara at Sentiments by Sara

This retired set is called Kids at Play.  You can look for it on eBay or you can post it as an ISO (In Search Of) on the Stampin’ Up! ISO only Facebook page.

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Stamp Ink Paper Challenge: In Style

Welcome to the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge Tuesday style! This post is coming to you from the road.  Yes, being retired has it’s perks and I’ve been out of the country for the last four days.  What in the world would we do without WiFi?

Sometimes, it’s not difficult to create a card for a sketch challenge, but it sure is difficult to choose which set you’re going to use.  Close your eyes and just pick one! That’s exactly what I did and I couldn’t be happier because it’s already one of my favorites.

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge

The Details:

  • Stamp it.  Seriously!, that’s how easy it was to come up with this technique (LOL). It’s what I love about layouts.
  • Where to place the sequin!? I think this was the most difficult decision I had to make for this card.  Wherever you decide to place your sequin, just remember don’t adhere them down to the carsick until you know for sure where they  belong.  Embellishments should add a balance to the card.  But in reality, does it matter? LOL, probably not, just don’t place them on the very edge of the card.  You’ll feel off kilter.

Use Host Code above and receive a gift from me when you place an on-line order via my on-line store.  Do not use if your order is more than $150. You will receive additional Host Reward and you’ll automatically receive a gift from me.

FREE SHIPPING?  You can do this each time a new seasonal catalog is introduced.  You’ll NEVER ever have to make any sales and you just let your membership expire.  Three ways steps:  

  1. Join as a hobby demonstrator when you want to place an order that equals $99.
  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
  3. …and most important! FREE shipping.

There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.

Kind Regards,
Maggie

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Big News… In a Rut!?

Wedding

Do you ever find yourself in a rut? Well, when I don’t post for a few days you know why! I’m in a deep rut and can’t seem to find my way out.

When I find myself in one of my funky ruts I take out a stamp set that and just stare at it…just kidding. I Google the name of the stamp set, but don’t bother clicking on the links (that wastes time I don’t have).

Instead, after Googling the name of the stamp set (example, Big News Stampin’ Up!) click right on “Images”… how do ya think I found this awesome inspiration!?

Wedding

How was it done? I used a Real Red Stampin’ Right Marker and brushed it on only the image I wanted. From the same stamp set I colored in the stamp with the word WEDDING in it and used my Stamp-a-mi-jig to line it up just right.

Since the word “WEDDING’ was not the same size as the other words I simply added a couple of rhinestones on each side to fill in the gaps.

I hope you do what I do when you are in a rut as you find ways to use a stamp set that is VERY versatile and can be used in different combinations.  Be inspired by a different way to use the stamp set here.

Think of just ONE friend who also suffers from In-a-Rut syndrome go on and send them this post so they too can learn something new when in a rut!

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