Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Candle Banner Birthday Card

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Believe it or not this card came together quickly. I heat embossed the sentiment with White Detail embossing powder. That stamp is from Messages for Mom. The background is a jumbo wheel named Whimsy inked with Versamark. I heat embossed the background with Clear embossing powder. The candle is from Create a Cupcake which was in the Occasions mini. I am hoping this stamp set makes it in the new catalog. I punched it out with the jewelry tag punch. I cut strips at 3/8" wide and fed them through the punch to make them as long as I wanted. The punched piece is upside down. I wanted to do something different. I used Regals brads in the bottom of the tags. The string is our new Baker's Twine in the Summer Mini. I knotted the ends after gluing it to the designer paper. The tags are popped up with dimensionals. The paper is from the Regals Patterns Designer Series pack and from a 12 x 12 Textured pack of Regals colors. I love the feeling of the textured card stock. It embossed very well. I used the Scallop Border punch on the Happy Birthday strip.

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I just didn’t stamp for a while and now I am preparing for the next VC Rocks Blog Hop. The theme is Big Shot. I am excited to see the talented stampers’ projects. It will take place on June 11 – 12.

Our pool is open and the water is warming up! Yea for lazy afternoons floating in the pool! I love summertime. I am a warm (hot) weather kind of gal. How about you? The colors I used in the card are colors I see outside. More Mustard for the sun, Night of Navy for the pool water and sky, and Garden Green for the trees I see while floating! What inspires your color choice. Look around at nature. You will see many color combinations.

Have a great day,

Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Father's Day Card

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This is a simple card to make.  It takes very little time to fold the tie and make the card.  I have a video tutorial at this link.  or view the video at the bottom of this post.

Supplies Used:

Very Vanilla card stock Item# 101650 - 3 3/4" x 5" and small scrap

Soft Suede card stock Item# 115318 - 4 1/4" x 11"

Elegant Soirée Item# 117163 - 4"x 4", 5 1/4" x 4", 3 3/4" X 1/2"

Regals Brads Item# 119737 - need 3 Night of Navy

Night of Navy classic ink - Item# 102977

Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set  Item# 115370

World Window punch Item# 119857

Today is my sixth year anniversary with Stampin' Up!  Wow I cannot believe it has been that long. I have enjoyed teaching others how to stamp and use Stampin' Up! products.  I have met some wonderful friends through Stampin' Up! and the general stamping community.  I am so blessed!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Heat Embossing with Classic Dye Ink Video Tutorial

Hi Stampin' Friends,

For the VC Rocks Blog Hop this past weekend,  I made the items shown below.  I filmed a video showing how to heat emboss with Stampin' Up! Classic Dye Ink.  Also I show how I made the flowers and give some tips.

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The direct link to the video is

Have a wonderful day,

Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Tarheel Stamper - VC Rocks Blog Hop Candy Winner

Thank you so much for your kind comments.  I enjoyed reading them all.  VC Rocks first blog hop for the year was a great tour and to be a part of these fantastic stampers for a few days' blog hop was inspiring.  I hope you were able to see every one's work. The talent these ladies have is so wonderful. 

Now on to the winner of the Very Vintage Wheel...........

drum roll please................................................................

Bev Gomez left comment number 30!  I will be contacting you by email!  Congrats Bev!  I was surprised when came up with the last number.  Normally the first and last person do not win from what I have seen.  That is a nice change.  Hope you like the wheel and can use it Bev!

I will post the video about yesterday's blog hop project when it is uploaded to YouTube.  Videos take some time to upload. 

Thanks for all those who commented and I wish I could give you all a prize!

Have a great day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Saturday, May 14, 2011

VC Rocks 2011 May Blog Hop - Color My World - Blog Candy

VC Rocks May Blog Hop

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Welcome to my little stop on this wonderful blog tour. If you lose your way on this blog hop, please go to the VC Rocks Blog at You probably came to my blog from Debbie Martin's fantastic blog Clever and Cute at . After looking at my projects please continue on your tour by clicking on the following link which will lead you to Veronica Miller's awesome Bluegrass Stamper Studio blog at  If you are starting this tour early Saturday morning, some of the links might not be working yet.  Official start time is 10 am EST according to the information at our Yahoo page.  Please come back at that time to see all the wonderful projects or go to the VC Rocks blog page.  I just needed to post mine early to make sure it was online and working.  I am visiting my mom Saturday morning and will be away from the internet for a while.

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Our theme for the 2011 May Blog Hop is Color My World. Our projects were to have some sort of coloring on them, such as using Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons, a brayer, markers, or other products to color with. I chose to water color with Stampin' Up!'s classic dye reinkers.

Now on to my projects. I made a matching card and box set.  I want to buy some small gift to fit in the box for my mom for her birthday. I wish the shine of the embossing would show up in the photos.  It is so pretty.  I used the new Doily Triple Layer punch to make label that Happy Birthday is stamped on.

I will have a video up after the blog hop is finished showing how I used my Stampin' Up! Soft Suede classic dye ink to heat emboss.  I also show how I colored the flowers.  Bookmark my site and come back to view the video.  I have a YouTube channel with a few videos at  Scroll down after the photos for a supply list and information about the blog candy I am giving away.

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To win the Blog Candy, please leave your name and email address in my comments. You can leave your address in a form such as yourname at internetprovider dot com If there is not an email address, I will not have a way to contact you if you are the winner. I appreciate your time spent here and would love for you to win! The Blog Candy is one of the products I used in this blog project.  It is a new jumbo wheel named Very Vintage , not the actual one I used.  I have an image the wheel makes in the photo below.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a wonderful day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Supplies used:
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Vintage Vogue stamp set       118598 clear mount    $17.95
Tiny Tags stamp set               118592 clear mount    $16.95

Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel   117693                        $8.50
Basic Pearls                            119247                        $4.95
Doily Triple Layer Punch      122465                        $23.95
1 1/4 inch circle punch          119861                         $15.95

Clear embossing powder        109130                        $4.75
Victoria Crochet Trim            118481                        $6.95
Sizzix Box #2 Die                  114518                        $34.95
Card stock - Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery
Inks - Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery reinkers,and Regal Rose, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Versamark ink pads.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Blue Bird for Mom

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I made a card with the Blossom Petals Punch to give my mom for Mother's Day.  She ended up going to my sister's house out of town.  I was going to hand deliver the flower card, so I made another one for her I could mail. 

All the products I used are Stampin' Up! Stamp set is clear mount Nature Walk.  I love coloring with reinkers on a plastic lid picked up with the aqua brush.  One tip I have is to wet the area you want to color first with plain water and then paint.  The wet paper takes the ink so much better.  Let that area dry before painting adjacent areas. I use Stampin' Up!'s watercolor paper.  The image is stamped in Black Stazon ink.  It does not smear or run since it is not water based dye ink.

The bookmark sentiment is stamped in Basic Brown and immediately heat embossed in clear embossing powder. I watercolored the rest of the images with reinkers after stamping them in Basic Brown.  Remember to let the brown ink dry a little while.  After watercoloring dried, I used the Versamarker on the images and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This added a nice shiny touch.  The cardstock is glossy white and the Big Shot Die is Two Tags. 

I hope all you mothers out there have a wonderul Mother's Day!  I am so blessed to be the mom of three sons.  Thank you Lord for the joy they have given me over the years and continue now.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Monday, May 02, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Shaving Cupcake

Have you seen the Dairy Queen commercial with the shaving bunnies.   I thought it was strange and funny.  LOL  I used a faux shaving cream technique for this card.  So that is why I put shaving cupcake for the title.

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This card is for one of my "daughters" birthday.  I loved making the accent strip for this card.  It is so easy and cleans up quickly.  I have added a video on my You Tube channel - Tarheel Stamper on how to do the faux shaving cream technique with Stampin' Up!'s Clear-Mount acrylic blocks. I used the largest one we sell. The video is embeded in this post at the end of the supplies list.   This was so much fun and not as messy as the original shaving cream technique, which by the way is gorgeous.

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Supplies used:

Inks - Chocolate Chip Classic ink Pad - Item # 100908 
          Pretty in Pink Classic ink - Item # 101301
          Rose Red Classic ink - Item # 101778
Paper - Chocolate Chip Classic Card Stock - Item # 102128
             Pretty in Pink Classic Card Stock - Item # 100459  

             Rose Red Classic Card Stock - Item # 102544
             Confetti White Card Stock- Item # 101778

             Glossy White Card Stock - Item # 102599

Stamps - Create a Cupcake Stamp Set - Item # 121982
               retired Stampin' Around Wheel stamp

Punches - 2 3/8" Scallop Circle - Item # 118874

                Build a Cupcake - Item # 121807

Accessories - 5/8" White Organza Ribbon - Item # 114319
                     Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder - Item # 117335
                     Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets - Item # 120805
                     Early Espresso Baker's Twine - Item # 123124
                     Fine Cosmo Glitter - Item # 108796
                     Stampin' Around handle - Item # 103661
                     Clear-Mount Block F - Item # 118483
                     Crimper - Item # 101618

Sizes of Card Stock 

Pretty in Pink - card base 4 1/4" x 11" - score at 5 1/2"
                      scrap piece to punch cupcake liner
Chocolate Chip - 1 - 5 1/2" x 4" for 2 3/8" scallop circle
                        1 - 4 1/4" x 1 3/4" for mat on front strip
                        1 - 4 1/4" x 3/4" for mat on strip inside
                        scrap for cupcake icing
Rose Red - 4 1/4" x 1 1/2" for mat on front strip
                   scrap for cupcake icing
Confetti White - 4" x 5 1/4" for inside