Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Reinker Techniques - Custom Ink Pad

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I have shared two tutorial videos on reinker techniques on YouTube on my TarheelStamper channel and also embedded at the end of this post.  I show some variations of reinker techniques.  I am sharing a card today with the custom ink pad technique.  Of course you can use your reinkers for inking your pads, but there are so many techniques out there to try. 

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The card stock is Stampin' Up! Glossy White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight card stock.  Stamp set is Circle Circus.  Basic Rhinestones are used in the center of the flower and the flowers in the Lace Ribbon Punch.  The butterflies are made with the Embosslit Beautiful Wings die. Punches used are Curly Label, 5 Petal Flower, Lace Ribbon Border, Fancy Flower, and one from the Itty Bitty Punches Pack. Color of reinkers are Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Melon Mambo.  I thought these colors represent sunny, bright days like we are having this summer.  It reminds me of happy times.  Hope you enjoy the card and videos.  I will be sharing other cards with the other pieces shown soon.
Below is the piece I used on the card. 

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Here are the project pieces I show in the video.   

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Stampin' Up! Doily Triple Layer Punch Rose Card

Doily Rose Card

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 I enjoyed making this card. I thought I would try to make a flower with the Doily Triple Layer Punch. Got use a neat new border punch called Lace Ribbon. Although the new catalog is coming out, don't miss out on some of the retiring stamp sets. You have to order them before the end of June. Also retiring accessories can be viewed at my online store. They update constantly because once the accessories are gone, they are no longer available for purchase.

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I punched four of the solid images from Blushing Bride. The rose looks like it is Pretty in Pink, but is Blushing Bride card stock sponged on the tips with Pretty in Pink. With scissors I cut in toward the center between each "petal" not going all the way to the center. The smallest Blushing Bride flower is made by cutting two petals out. All of the flower pieces were sponged with color around their edges and curled with a stylus. I stacked them up attaching them with strong glue. I wish I would have put a brad through them before adding the So Saffron flower center. That was made with one of the punches in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack punched from So Saffron. I glued two together. I added a small pearl for the center.  The leaves were punched with the Blossoms Petal Builder punch.  They are punched from Certainly Celery and sponged with Certainly Celery around the edges.  A stylus was used to draw a line down the
middle and for the veins.

The So Saffron piece behind the flower is made with the new (available in the 2011/12 catalog) Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  I love that lacey look!  I used a Certainly Celery card base and a Very Vanilla piece embossed with the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  I lightly sponged Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink around the border of the Tulips piece. I masked around the border to sponge. I only have the Blushing Bride marker so I used the Pretty in Pink.  This card is for Color Challenge # CC322 on Splitcoast Stampers and for a wedding/bridal challenge on

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For the inside I cut a strip of So Saffron and layered two of the Doily punched shapes plus three of the Itty Bitty punches.

My wish list grows longer every time I look at the new catalog!  Love the new ribbons, DSP, punches, and on and on and on.   LOL

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Zoo Animals Punch Instructions

“Zoo” Animal Crackers Box Punched Animals
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I have included a photo with tips below of the pieces needed for the animals on this box posted here. I made a “sticky” stick to help me pick up and place the small pieces.  LOL  I used a lollipop stick from a craft or big box store.  I put a dab of Tombow Multi-Purpose glue (see end of post for more info on this glue) on the flat end and let dry.  While it was drying, I left it in an upright position so the glue would not run off.  After drying, I dabbed my finger on top of the dried glue several times to cut down on the stickiness.  Otherwise it tore my paper when I tried to pick up the stick from placing the piece down.  Clear as mud right?  LOL

I am including  links below to a pdf if you want to print the instructions.  Instruction is used loosely because I did not label every punched piece.  I just could not spend that much time to type all that information.  I think you can figure out the sizes and the punches which were used on each animal.  I have the supplies used below.  Enjoy and if you have a question click on contact me.  I will try to help. 

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I have a video on punch tips here which shows how to punch the elephant trunk and tiger stripes along with how to punch longer tags.  Also I show how to get a ball on each end of the jewelry tag punch.  I will post a card soon using that method for a sentiment.

Supplies Used in the project


Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
Birds & Blooms Sizzlit Die - Item# 113485 (retired 2010/2011 catalog)
2 step Owl Extra-large punch - Item# 118074
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pak - Item# 118309
Cupcake Builder - Item# 121807
½” circle punch - Item# 119869
¾” circle punch - Item# 119873
1” circle punch – Item# 119868
Large Oval punch - Item# 119855
Extra-large Oval punch - Item# 119859
Cogs Extra-large punch - Item#118873 (retired 2010/2011 catalog)
Black (100082) and Sahara Sand (120967) Markers

Cardstock colors

Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
So Saffron
Basic Black
Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Certainly Celery

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - VC Rocks Big Shot Madnes Blog Hop


 Welcome to my stop on your VC Rocks Big Shot Madness blog hop. The start of the blog hop is at the VC Rocks blog here -   So if you lose your way during the blog hop or happen upon a broken link, you can go there and find the rest of the wonderful stops on the hop. 

Wow didn't Robin have a wonderful project.  You probably came here from her blog Robin's Craft Room.  What an awesome stamper!  I am so blessed to be in a hop with all of these talented stampers!  VC Rocks is so much fun.  Hope you enjoy this stop on your Big Shot Madness Hop.   At the end of this post you will find the link to the next fantastic blog hop stop.

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 For my project I wanted to do something different for me.  I don't use brights often and I don't have any younger children or grandbabies yet, but I am hopeful in the future for the grandkids.  Can't wait!  So I don't make a lot of children type projects.   I love animal crackers  and it made me think of the circus so I kind of went with that theme. 

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The "animal cracker" box can be used for a small gift box, a place marker if you put the child's name on it, or a party favor to take home.  Think of all the small items you can put in this box.  I made this using the Sizzix Box #2 Item # 114518 die.  Various punches and even a retiring Sizzlit (Birds and Blooms Item # 113485) were used.  Sorry about the retiring Sizzlit, but I made the lion before I received the retiring accessories list. You can substitute another small scallop circle or small flower. 

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The card is made with the same animals on the box.  I used the Top Note die (Item # 113463, a Stampin' Up! exclusive) for the "circus train" car.  I also the versatile Square Lattice embossing folder (Item # 119976).  The sentiment is stamped on a tag I made with the jewelry tag punch.  Come back to get a tutorial on that one.  I will have a video tutprial soon and will link it then.  Also I will have photos of the animal parts I used.  I searched circus animals and came across a link for cupcakes.  Wow they were wonderful. 

 The popcorn box can be used for gifts or snacks.  This was made with the Fancy Favor Sizzix die (Item # 115965 another Stampin' Up! exclusive).   I used 2  stamps from the Tiny Tags set heat embossed in White detail powder on Real Red for the tag.  Punched the sentiment out with the Jewelry Tag punch.  I used the new Baker's Twine (Cherry Cobbler) and White grosgrain ribbon to tie around the box.  I pinched the folds on the side so the box would flare outwards like a popcorn box. 

Hope you have enjoyed this circus set today!  I enjoyed making it.  Next stop you will be on your way to Bluegrass Stamper Studio.  Enjoy the wonderful project on her site.   I know you will get great ideas! So many wonderful things to see on this blog hop. 

Hope you will come back to visit sometime.  Have a wonderful day!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Father's Day Card

Here is a Father's Day card I made with My Digital Studio.  I love playing with this program.  I need to learn a lot more.  It has a lot of options and I love that it has Stampin' Up! images, colors, and other features.  Colors are Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

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Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Last Chance

Last Chance lists are posted for the retiring stamp sets, accessories, and Decor Elements.  I have included links to the pdfs below.  Stamp sets are available for ordering June 1 to June 30.  Accessories and Decor Elements are only available while supplies last.

All lists are on my business website -  under the promotions tab. 

Click buttons below for pdfs of retiring items.

I have also uploaded a pdf of the retiring stamps list in alphabetical form here. 

Have a wonderful day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper