Talk is Cheep, Stamp a Card!

Several of the fabulous demonstrations at Leadership in January included stenciled techniques and I was inspired to pull out my own Stampin’ Up! stencils today.


The card below uses the Cheep Talk stencil set. The images in the set are actually quite large (the branch is about 11″ x 14″), but the little flower and polka dots are the perfect size for traditional 1/2 sheet sized cards.

I used my Orchid Opulence and So Saffron inks plus Stamping Sponges to sponge through the templates and add the design to my background paper.

Of course these colors come from my favorite springtime Designer Series Paper (Shades of Spring!) which I also feature on my Beautiful Wings Butterfly Class later this month. (Yes, you can still sign up!)

100305-eyelet-border-flowerThe cardstock flower I used was inspired by a demonstration by Jan McClurg, also during my trip to Phoenix in January. The flowers are actually pretty easy to create!

Jan’s Eyelet Border Flowers:

  • Punch a 1-1/4″ x 12″ strip of cardstock with your Eyelet Border Punch, then run the cardstock back and forth through your Paper Crimper to break the fibers
  • Cut out a 1-3/8″ (or so) circle from the Sticky Pages (think solid sheets of Sticky Strip)
  • Begin to adhere your paper strip along the outer edge of the sticky circle, creating pleats as you go, so that the ‘flower’ lays flat. The more pleats you add, the flatter your flower.
  • Keep wrapping the paper strip around in a spiral, adding more paper strips as you go. When you reach the center, add another embellishment to cover the center seam–buttons, stamped images or jumbo brads are perfect.

This is also the card that my Stamp Club members will be making next week at Stamp Club! If you live in central Illinois, feel free to come over and join us! Stamp Club with Meg meets on the 2nd Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each month. It’s free to come if you place a $19.95 minimum order that night, or you can choose to pay a $10 Supply Fee instead of ordering. Drop me a note if you’d like to join the fun!




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Stamps: For All You Do
Ink: Orchid Opulence, So Saffron
Paper: Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Sticky Pages, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Trip Border Punch, Cheep Talk Stencils, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Stamping Sponges

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