Getting Organized / Technique Thursday: Fussy Cutting / Introducing the All Together Collection

getting organized

As I’m a fairly new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I’ve been thinking about the best direction for my business – Inky Bee Stampers. For starters, I’m focused on providing blog posts to you, my audience, on a regular basis to let you know about all of the great products Stampin’ Up! has to offer and how to earn free products (and hopefully entice you to purchase some of these products and find out for yourself how great they are!). I’m also focused on providing you with content that you’ll find value in, such as card projects that you can re-create, as well as techniques you can use to really make your projects pop! Today’s project for the Catching Butterflies card (shown below) highlights fussy cutting. My plan is to continue to provide these types of projects in hopes that it will help you build your cardmaking skills…and build my skill level at the same time!

As I settle into a routine and get myself organized, I’ll be adding additional content that I hope you find helpful. For today’s project, for example, I’ve included a project instruction document link to a pdf that you can print out if you would like. Other things you can look for from me in the not-too-distant-future include Paper Shares, Virtual Workshops (for now), and Facebook Live events where I’ll highlight upcoming products and share projects and techniques.

I look to you to let me know what you would like to see, so feel free to leave me comments on my blog posts or contact me via email. Of course, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have related to Stampin’ Up. You can use the Contact button on this site or email me directly at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Technique Thursday: Fussy Cutting

This card was made from the Catching Butterflies stamp set which you can earn FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalog by placing an order which totals $50 or more. This whimsical image is sure to make the card recipient smile from ear to ear! This stamp set would be great to use for a little girl’s birthday party invitations, a birthday greeting (for anyone) or for thank you/thinking of your cards.

The card features a cut out window and Designer Series Paper was used on the front of the card. If you look closely, though, the little girl’s dress matches the Designer paper! Yes, I fussy cut the dress to match the front of the card. This technique is not hard and only requires a little patience…LOL. I stamped the image of the little girl onto a piece of the Designer Series Paper then carefully cut out only the dress. HINT: When fussy cutting be sure to use small, sharp paper snips and when turning corners, move the paper and not your scissors…this will give you a much smoother cut and makes turning corners a lot easier!

Click on the image below to access the project sheet for this card. Happy fussy cutting!

Introducing the all together collection

I’m excited to be sharing the All Together Collection with you! Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love.  With this collection, Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Natural Tones Blends which I’m most excited about! These blends can be used in any combination to create the desired skin tone. I’m also really digging the Designer Series Paper too!

The All Together Collection includes early-release products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog—an exciting new range of natural Stampin’ Blends—and exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else! This early release collection will be open to customers beginning on February 1 and sales will run through May 2, 2022. I’ll remind you again as the date draws closer. For now, take a look at the All Together Collection video to learn about the products that are being offered in this collection.

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