Rubber Stamping for the Beginner

5 Simple Rubber Stamping Ideas for a Beginner

Every beginner experiences a fair share of difficulty in the card making process. Yes there are many resources like magazines, websites and other sources that offer a lot of inspiration. However, the real challenge comes when it’s time to put some of these ideas into practice. That’s why we found it important to cover some practical rubber stamping ideas that every beginner can use.

Remember that you have to consider the needs of your client when using any of these techniques. The type of card an 8 year old wants is not similar to what a 40 year old would find attractive. Having said that, let’s look at some popular rubber stamping techniques to get you started.

  1. The easiest way to enhance your images is by using glitter. Glitters give the card a little extra sparkle and they come across as striking for both adults and children. However, you may want to minimize on the glitter when decorating for an adult.
  1. If you want to create interesting backgrounds for your stamped images then try and use alcohol ink. It’s not frequently used in rubber stamping, but it can work out great if you want to produce very beautiful backgrounds for rubber stamping images.
  1. You can also use rubber stamps to create very nice add-ons for your cards. For instance, you can stamp an image of a beautiful flower with a simple outline and then define it by using a little glitter. When done, cut it out and then use it to decorate a card instead of having to purchase new embellishments. We know that rubber stamping embellishments don’t come cheap so this can be a great way to save and still come up with unique designs.
  1. If you want to create a rubber stamped background then you can start by randomly stamping a single image on your card or paper several times. Avoid adding ink so that some of the images appear lighter than the others. This multiple stamping will create a beautiful background on the paper.
  1. Don’t get tired of sourcing for inspiration and ideas. There are lots of card making magazines and websites that you can use as a tool to improve your rubber stamping skills. Feel free to implement out of the box ideas instead of trying to play it safe all the time. After all, an innovative designwill only come if you take some level of risk.
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SENIORS

YES, THIS IS US!!

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done
And do not try to blame others.
HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that
It was NOT senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement or

God out of government and school.
And we certainly are NOT the ones who

Eliminated patience and tolerance from

Personal relationships and interactions with

Others!!
And, we DO understand the meaning of
Patriotism, and remember those who have

Fought and died for our country.
Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they standat attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!

YES, I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN!
I’m the life of the party….. Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.

I’m very good at opening childproof caps…..

With a hammer.

I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I’m smiling all the time, because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.

I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that’s just my left leg.

I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn’t send it back to them. Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
They won’t remember, even if they did send it.

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Tuesday Post 12/9/14

CHECK OUT OUR YEAR END CLOSE-OUT

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NEED ANOTHER UNIQUE GIFT IDEA

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With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it
for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having
a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few
customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):

•Address stamp
•Thank you
•From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
•From the kitchen of
•Made with love
•This book belongs to
•From the desk of
•Just married
•Save the date
•Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

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Addie

Let’s see how many shares and likes we can get for Addie

and don’t forget to send her your homemade card!

 

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Six-year-old girl asks for cards for her last Christmas

December 5, 2014

The only thing six-year-old Addie Fausett has on her last Christmas list is cards–preferably
the handmade kind. Addie, who has a condition called diffuse atrophy, and her family were told
by doctors that this Christmas would probably be her last. So when we saw the article on Today.com
describing this family’s wish for their little girl’s last Christmas, we thought, who better to
make this gift happen than amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and their customers?

If you would like to participate and support this family during a difficult time, please take a few
minutes to tell all of your cardmaking friends, and then send handmade cards to
Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632

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Black Friday Special

ARE YOU READY TO SHOP?

HERE IS A SPECIAL YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

DO YOU HAVE A BIG SHOT?

DO YOU HAVE THE MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR THE BIG SHOT?

If you buy the Big Shot today for $99.95 you will get the $39.95 Patform for free

Please note that the order must go through me as this is my discount

602-571-1992 or janet@stampingforpleasure.com

Magnetic Platform

Magnetic Platform

Big Shot

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HOW ABOUT A 50% 40% 30% 20% SALE FROM STAMPIN’UP!

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SALE LAST UNTIL DECEMBER 2ND OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

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Do you have all your Christmas Shopping Finished?

Stamping for Pleasure offers Gift Certificates Especially

When You are not sure what to Give that Special Someone

What better gift to give a Crafter than a Gift Certificate for the most co-ordinating supplies around

Call me at 602-571-1992 or email me at

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Are You Ready for BLACK FRIDAY?

 

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BE SURE TO COME BACK BLACK FRIDAY MORNING

THERE WILL BE A SALE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

 

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Weekly Deal 11/11-11/17

Here are this Week’s Specials

Good for today 11/11 through next Monday 11/17 while supply last

 

1/2 Circle Punch
1/2″ CIRCLE PUNCH

Price: $5.95 $4.46
7/8 Circle Scallop Punch
7/8″ CIRCLE SCALLOP PUNCH

Price: $12.95 $9.71
Blushing Bride 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
BLUSHING BRIDE 3/4″ CHEVRON RIBBON

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Brights Designer Buttons
BRIGHTS DESIGNER BUTTONS

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Daffodil Delight 1/2 Ribbon Seam Binding
DAFFODIL DELIGHT 1/2″ RIBBON SEAM BINDING

Price: $6.95 $5.21
Window Frames Collection Framelits Die
WINDOW FRAMES COLLECTION FRAMELITS DIE

Price: $26.95 $20.21
Wonderfall Kit -- Digital Download
WONDERFALL KIT – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $7.95 $4.77

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Weekly Specials 11/4 – 11/10

The specials for this week from

Stampin’Up! are as follows:

Remember you can order anytime at my online store.

  Just CLICK HERE

 

Basic Black 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Boys Will Be Boys Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Boys Will Be Boys Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $24.95 $18.71
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble -- Digital Download
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble – Digital Download

Price: $14.95 $8.97
Island Indigo 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Large Triangle Punch
Large Triangle Punch

Price: $15.95 $11.96
Shaker Frames
Shaker Frames

Price: $4.95 $3.71
Silver Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
Silver Stampin’ Glitter

Price: $3.95 $2.96
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
Twine Baker’s Early Espresso

Price: $2.95 $2.21

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Weekly Specials for 10/28-11/3

This weeks specials from Stampin’Up! are as follows:

Remember you can order anytime at my online store.

  Just CLICK HERE

 

1/16 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!
1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Autumn Traditions Kit -- Digital Download
Autumn Traditions Kit – Digital Download

Price: $9.95 $5.97
Blue Ribbon Wood Stamp Set

Price: $28.95 $21.71
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Price: $15.95 $11.96
Large Scallop Edgelits Die
Large Scallop Edgelits Die

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Regals Designer Buttons
Regals Designer Buttons

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Word Bubbles Framelits Die
Word Bubbles Framelits Die

Price: $24.95 $18.71
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Weekly Specials for 10/21-10/27

This weeks specials from Stampin’Up! are as follows:

Remember you can order anytime at my online store.  Just CLICK HERE

 

Calypso Coral  3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Jumbo Sticky Rounds
Jumbo Sticky Rounds

Price: $4.95 $3.71
Little Buddy Birthday Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Little Buddy Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $21.95 $16.46
Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set
Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price: $13.95 $10.46
Soft Sky 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon
Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Price: $6.95 $5.21
Spook Central Designer Ensemble -- Digital Download
Spook Central Designer Ensemble – Digital Download

Price: $12.95 $7.77
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.95 $5.96
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Weekly specials for 10/14-10/20

AS YOU KNOW STAMPIN’UP! EVERY TUESDAY COMES OUT WITH THEIR LATEST WEEKY DEALS

THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS ARE LINKED BELOW AND AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 20 WHILE SUPPLY LASTS

IF YOU ARE INTESTED IN ANY OF THESE PRODUCS, YOU MAY CALL ME DIRECT 602-571-1992 OR SHOP AT MY ONLINE STORE

 

 

Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
Darling Doily Thinlits Die

Price: $24.95 $18.71
Decorative Window Gift Box
Decorative Window Gift Box

Price: $4.95 $3.71
Floral Frames Framelits Die
Floral Frames Framelits Die

Price: $26.95 $20.21
Mustache Framelits Die by Stampin' Up!
Mustache Framelits Die

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die by Stampin' Up!
Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die

Price: $24.95 $18.71
Spooky Treats Designer Template -- Digital Download
Spooky Treats Designer Template – Digital Download

Price: $12.95 $7.77
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Truly Grateful Wood Stamp Set

Price: $27.95 $20.96
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Free Catalog

FREE CATALOGS

 

NORMALLY OUR PROODUCT CATALOGS RETAIL FOR $5.00, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU ONE FOR FREE.

FIRST I WILL HAVE TO TALK WITH YOU, SO IF YOU WILL EMAIL ME WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO CALL YOU I WILL BE GLAD TO SEND IT TO YOU.  THANKS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO

TALKING WITH YOU REAL SOON.

14-15 Catalog

 

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GRANDPA’S HANDS

Grandpa's Hands

 

Grandpa’s Hands

I received this in my e-mail and thought it was worth posting

This is good!   I’ll  never look at my hands the same!

 

Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench.  He didn’t move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands.  When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and  the longer I sat, I wondered if he was OK.

Finally, not really wanting to disturb him, but wanting to check on him at the same time, I  asked him if he was OK.

He raised his head and looked at me and smiled. “Yes, I’m fine. Thank you for asking,” he said in a clear strong voice.

“I didn’t mean to disturb you, Grandpa, but you were just sitting here staring at  your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,” I explained to him.

“Have you ever looked at your hands,” he asked. “I mean really looked at your hands?” 

To read the rest click here

 

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Private: Creativity

Creativity with Homemade Card Ideas

Homemade cards are not an item of the past. It is here now and I believe it will be here in the future!

There are so many ideas for Homemade Cards. Think of all the

1.Federal Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Inauguration Day                                     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Washington’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day                                                                   
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 

2.Special events:

  • Valentines’ Day
  • Halloween
  • Weddings                                                          
  • Birth of a baby
  • Baptisms
  • Birthdays

 

3.Accomplishments:

  • Graduations
  • Some ones New Home
  • Going on a trip
  • Paid off a Loan or Mortgage

 

4.Generalization:

  • Thank you to someone that did something special to/for you
  • A great time of year(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

 

I am sure that I have left a few out. With the list I have made, you can see what an opportunity there is for getting creative and what fun you can have by making homemade cards, if you only did it for your own family.

Can’t you picture yourself with a friend or two sitting around together making cards for that special someone in your life or that special event?

I would be more than happy to help you get started in making your own creations!

Enjoy a FREE gift from me just for joining my email list.

Interested in the opportunity to help your creativity come to life?

Email me at janet@stampingforpleasure.com Please include your phone number and when the best time to call you. Thanks and I look forward to working with you

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WEEkLY SPECIALS FOR 9/23-9/29

AS YOU KNOW STAMPIN’UP! EVERY TUESDAY COMES OUT WITH THEIR LATEST WEEKY DEALS

THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS ARE LINKED BELOW AND AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPT 29 WHILE SUPPLY LASTS

IF YOU ARE INTESTED IN ANY OF THESE PRODUCS, YOU MAY CALL ME DIRECT OR SHOP AT MY ONLINE STORE

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More Cards

Here are a couple of cards that were fun to make

If you are interested in knowing how, send me an email

janet@stampingforpleasure.com

ThinkThank

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File Tabs

Looking for a way to jazz up your workspace?

Create your own file folders using

Designer Series Paper.

This video shows you how to use your Big Shot

and the File Tabs Edgelits Dies

for a home office just right for you.

Click on the link below to watch the Video

http://youtu.be/EPrsCwkhWcM

 

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