Stamp With Amy K Facebook Live Basket Bunch Easter Basket

Hello again!  Hope that you’re enjoying your Friday!  I’d mentioned that I’d be showing you how I created the little Easter basket from my Wednesday blog post on Facebook Live today.

I’m planning to go live with that video around 2:00 PM ET today (and I say “around” just because I had some trouble getting connected when I scheduled the last video at a specific time!).

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Stampin’ Up! Update & Facebook Live Video Today!

Good morning!  I mentioned in my post yesterday that I’d be sharing my card projects a little late today as part of a blog hop with several other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world, so be on the lookout for that later this afternoon.  🙂

But this morning I have a couple of announcements:

First, I’ve had a few questions about how I created the frame from the card that I posted yesterday (you can see it here).  So I’m going to give Facebook Live a go this morning with my first “live” video showing you how I made it!  Hoping that my hands and voice won’t be shaking too much!  And hopefully I won’t completely mess it up!

You can tune into my live video at 8:30 AM ET today on my Stamp With Amy K Facebook page.  If you miss the live version, I’ll post the video out on my Facebook page and on my YouTube Channel so you can go view it whenever it works for you!  Wish me luck!

Well…back to report that the video is done and you can see it here (and my many goofs! Being live is a little crazy!):

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Stampin’ Up! For All Things Thanksgiving Table Decor

Sandi MacIver and I are teaming up to bring you some Thanksgiving table ideas with the Fry Box Die from Stampin’ Up!  I used the For All Things and Skinny Mini Alphabet stamp sets to create a little treat box and place card set.

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Stampin’ Up! Serene Silhouettes Ink Block Stamping & Holiday Supplement Is Here!

I used the Serene Silhouettes stamp set and my Stampin’ Up! Clear-Mount Blocks to create a cool background.  The technique is called Ink Block Stamping and I’ve created a quick photo tutorial showing you how I created the focal image.  You can see the tutorial here.

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Gift Card Envelopes & Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holders – Stampin’ Up!

I’m finally finishing up my holiday gift wrapping and I thought that I’d show you a few gift card holders that I made.  I found a couple of fabulous tutorials, one by Kristin Chowanec and one by Cindy Elam, that I followed along with to make these.  There are links to their tutorials below.  I made a few modifications to the gift card holder made with the Envelope Punch Board (shown on the left in the photo) and I created a quick photo tutorial that you can see by clicking here.

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Envelope Punch Board Money Holder Tutorial & New Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

After making the long narrow card that I shared with you yesterday, the idea to create a money holder card using the Envelope Punch Board popped into my head.  I created a holiday and a birthday version and I’m sharing a quick tutorial showing you the size and scoring points.  I’m putting this out on my Tutorials page as well so that you can find it back quickly when you need it.

My holiday money holder card front was inspired by Retrosketches #82 and I used the Very Merry Tags and Wishing You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! to create it.

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Serene Silhouettes & Gently Falling With Masking Tape Technique

I tried out the Masking Tape Technique for the first time and I had so much fun that I created two cards!  It’s really simple and quick and the best part is that it’s supposed to look a little uneven so you can’t really goof it up.  🙂  I put together a quick tutorial for this technique and I’m putting it onto my Tutorials Page so you can click on the Tutorials tab at the top of the page to find it back quickly in the future.

I used the CAS(E) This Sketch #46 and the CAS-ual Friday CFC115 Challenges to inspire my card design.  And I used the Serene Silhouettes and Gently Falling stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! for the images.

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Tag a Bag Gusseted Halloween Gift Bag

I saw a video from a presenter at Stampin’ Up!’s 2013 Convention where she demonstrated how to turn one of the flat Tag a Bag Gift Bags into a gusseted bag.  It’s a really simple process so I thought I’d show you one that I made for Halloween.  I’m also adding this to my Tutorials list so that you can find the instructions back quickly if you’re interested.

My bag design was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch #39 and The Paper Players Fall Theme Anything But a Card Challenge.

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Stained Glass Technique with Bordering on Romance

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using the Stained Glass Technique.  It’s really easy and the results are beautiful!  My card design was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts PPA157 Sketch.  I used the Bordering on Romance, Best of Butterflies and Loving Thoughts stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! for this card.

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Postage Due Watercolor Stamping With Embossing

I saw this cool technique in a video that Betsy Veldman created here.  She used the watercolor stamping technique, then heat embossed the image a second time over the watercolored image.  I thought the effect was really neat and I wanted to give it a try.  So I used it to create this card for the Mojo Monday 286 Challenge using the Postage Due stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Here is the sketch:

And here is the card that I made:

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