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Conditioning Photopolymer Stamps

Welcome to another edition of TUESDAY TIPS…a day when provide you with a hint or a tip that I hope will improve your crafting experience. Here’s a picture tutorial on how to “pre-treat” your new photopolymer stamps to get them stampin well when you first start using them.

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There’s 2 ways – either will work…and with amazing!!!
1) Clean them first with your stampin mist and stampin scrub pad really well

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2) “Kiss” them with versamark by inking in versamark and wiping it on your hand (don’t worry, you can wash your hands later) but don’t use tissue or wipes as that makes the stamp fuzzy or wipes too much off

The pictures show a remarkable difference! It’s pretty amazing! I hope this will help you condition your stamps for happy crafting!!! #TUESDAYTIPS

You can buy different stamp sets, ink pads & papers along with many other supplies on my site below. And while you’re there don’t forget to look at the calendar and see which of the upcoming monthly classes work best for your schedule so you can learn how to make this project and other items like cards, gift boxes & scrapbook pages!! Use this host code — UUX7NFH9 — when you order. As an added bonus any order placed in June will also qualify to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code. Go to my site below to get started!

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Storing Framelits & Thinlets

Hello there friends! I had not realized how long it’s been since I’ve blogged. Welcome to another edition of TUESDAY TIPS…a day when I provide you with a hint or a tip that I hope will improve your crafting experience.

Today I’m sharing how I store my framelits & thinlits. Since I don’t have a separate craft room, I share our dining room table with my fiance…his office, my craft table…I have very limited storage space. I had to be creative with storing my dies. Plus I hated having my hands full with all the inks, markers, stamps, framelits, paper & big shot…or making multiple trips…to gather everything before I was ready to create. Last week I showed you how to remove the framelits from the original packaging, so this is the second step to stay organized!

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Craft stores sell magnetic sheets, of different sizes, that work perfect for what I wanted to do!! I buy the roll because for about $5 I get 10 sheets for my framelits. Once I’ve cut down the roll to, I place the framelits on the sheets. The best part is those magnetic sheets fit PERFECTLY in the stamp case.

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This allows me too store the framelits/thinlits with the matching stamps!!! How cool is that?!? No more searching, no more multiple trips…it’s all right there!!!

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I even did this for the Layering Circles, squares, ovals…etc. I am able to get 6 thinlits in the stamp case! WAY easier to store & if I want a regular square & a stitched square to layer I have it all there!!!

Well, that’s it. A great way to store your framelits. I hope this helps you just as it had helped me.
#TUESDAYTIPS

You can buy different stamp sets, framelits, ink pads & papers along with many other supplies on my site below. And while you’re there don’t forget to look at the calendar and see which of the upcoming monthly classes work best for your schedule so you can learn how to make this project and other items like cards, gift boxes & scrapbook pages!! Use this host code — UUX7NFH9 — when you order.  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code. As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! had said for the month of June if your order is $350 or more, you’ll earn an addition $35 in Stampin Rewards!!! The higher the order, the greater reward! Also any order placed in June will also qualify you to receive a free gift from me!
You can contact me if you’d like to have an in home private class, you can even collect orders from your friends and submit them together to get this awesome benefit! Your party can be in person or you can host a virtual party…let’s talk about what you would like to do today!!

Email me if you have questions! Wholelottastampingoingon@gmail.com

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Removing Framelits from packaging with ease

Welcome to another edition of TUESDAY TIPS…a day when provide you with a hint or a tip that I hope will improve your crafting experience.

Have you ever struggled to get a Framelit or Thinlit off the adhesive that comes in the packaging? That adhesive is great for keeping the Framelits in place but you want to be really careful peeling it off. You don’t want to risk bending a precious, delicate Framelit. I picked up this tip from a fellow demonstrator and so I gave it a try. IT WORKS GREAT!!!😄❤😄 No more risk…no more worrying about damaging you’re expensive Framelits!   #TUESDAYTIPS 

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Stampin’ Up! recently announced that there will be a BIG Hostess incentive in June!  We absolutely ❤ our hosts and want to show it with an extra $35 USD in Stampin’ Rewards for a $350 workshop! ​​​​​​​This is for every order (workshop OR individual) in June. You can contact me if you’d like to have an in home private class, you can even collect orders from your friends and submit them together to get this awesome benefit! Your party can be in person or you can host a virtual party…let’s talk about what you would like to do today!!

Email me if you have questions!  Wholelottastampingoingon@gmail.com

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DIY Sponge Daubers

I love sponge daubers…but….I HATE the price of them!!  I mean c’mon! Over a dollar a piece for a tiny chunk of plastic and foam that ya throw away cause the foam wears out…sheesh!!! And while I am not normally known for being cheap, there’s just some waste that I can’t get my mind around…daubers is one of them…lol!

Sooooooo….because I love a challenge……I went searching the other day for a way to replicate a sponge dauber. A dauber that was more cost effective…and I found it…hehehehe!!! I started by searching online for homemade sponge  daubers and all I came up with was the big homemade paint daubers that the graffiti artists use, and while neat, uh….not quite what I had in mine..lol.

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I had a small collection of high density, round, makeup sponges from the dollar store that I was trying to incorporate into my dauber so with that in mind I hit the hardware store….JACKPOT!! (Yes you can use the sponges on thier own but I tend to get sponge-edge line marks on my work when I do that…I hate that…lol)…….So at the hardware store, low and behold, I stumbled across those little things called  “Vinyl Tips”! They are the caps that are used to place on metal pole legs. I took my little stash home, folded my makeup sponges up like little dumplings and popped them in the cap holes & voila!! Environmentally friendly ink daubers! You have to work at it a little to get the sponges into the holes, I just used my longish nails to poke it in till it stayed….and trust me, it stays in there really really well!  When the foam wears out you can take it out, flip it the other way and get a some more use out of it and once it’s totally useless, toss it and insert another round.

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Now I know you can’t put your finger inside these daubers but really, how important is that…not really! lol
These provide a clean efficient way to apply ink to your projects, and the price point rocks!! The smaller tips are less than 50 cents each, the larger ones about 70 cents… and you don’t need to throw them out!!!!

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Here’s some size information for you in case you want to make some for yourself….I used 1/2″ and 7/8″ Vinyl Tips (I prefer the chunkier 7/8″ tip as I have large hands and nails….lol…and yes those are my own nails…no acrylic nails for this gal!!))…….. the foam circles are 2″ in diameter and about 3/8″ thick… and I used about 1/3 of a round sponge for the smaller daubers….the whole sponge for the larger daubers, the larger daubers are easier to assemble. I also inserted some wedge sponges into some of the smaller caps, these are easier to insert! So there ya have it….wedge sponges for the 1/2″ caps, circle sponges for the 7/8″ caps !!

I’d love to know if you make some of these and how they work out for ya…I am loving mine!! 🙂

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Tuesday Tips

Crafting can be fun, but sometimes frustrating too. So with that in mind I want to help you get more out of your crafting items!! Every Tuesday I’ll share a tip or trick to make your crafting easier & hopefully a little easier.  I’ll be calling it  #TuesdayTips  & decided since today’s my birthday, what better day to start!! 😄 Stampin’ Up!’s ink pads are really easy to use, however the style has changed a little over the years.

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As you can see the top looks the same but the front isn’t labeled the same.

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Also when you have the pads open, especially if your using similar colors, it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference.

Just use the extra stickers & put them in the inside lip…you’ll see the correct color AND you won’t make the mistake of using with the wrong shade/color!!

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