Classy Cut-ups Stamping Techniques Class
Hello Everyone! I’m excited to announce the beginning of the Classy Cut-ups Stamping Techniques Class! In this class you will learn tons of techniques to use in your card making, scrapbooking, etc. I don’t know about you, but I get tired of using the same thing, the same way, every time I make a card or scrapbook page. I need to try different things and learn new ways of doing things. That’s why I love learning new techniques!
There are so many different techniques you can use, but it’s sometimes difficult to keep them organized in your head, and then you forget all about them. With this class you will receive a PDF file with detailed photos and step-by-step instructions so that you will be able to practice the technique at your leisure. The pages can be stored in a folder on your computer, or printed and placed into a binder so that they will be at your finger tips when you’re ready. No more hours of searching the internet for techniques to use on your cards and scrapbooks! No more hopping from blog to blog trying to find new ideas! No more having to be at a scheduled class at a certain time.
This is not a card making class, but a class to give you other options to use in your card making, scrapbooking, etc. other than just card stock, designer paper, and a stamp. You will learn to use many different products in different ways.
When you join this online technique class, you will receive a different technique tutorial each week. The tutorials will include photos of finished cards using the techniques, several different ways to use each technique, and will have photos and detailed instructions showing each step of the technique.
You can join at anytime and continue for as long as you like. There are 2 ways to get these tutorials. One is to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase through me for at least $30 per month (before taxes and shipping) and you will get the techniques for free. The other is to purchase the technique tutorials. The cost is $15.00 paid monthly for as long as you are a member of the class. (If you join in the middle of the month, you will only pay for the remaining week(s) of the month.)
Here is a sample of one of the technique tutorials.
Shimmer Resist Technique
The Shimmer Resist Technique is so fast and easy to do, plus it make a beautiful, shiny background for your cards or scrapbook pages. The silvery shine is gorgeous, but difficult to show in a photo. Wait to you see your own!
Glossy White Card Stock
Shimmer Paint (I used Platinum for this card.)
Ink color of your choice
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Plastic Grocery Bag
Cut The Glossy White Card Stock to the desired size. Place a few drops of Platinum (or other color) Shimmer Paint on your Craft Mat.
Crumple a piece of a plastic grocery bag and dab it in the Shimmer Paint. Dab the Shimmer Paint over the card stock until you get your desired effect.
Here, I’ve dabbed the Platinum Shimmer Paint on two pieces of Glossy White Card Stock. You can dab a little or a lot, depending on the look you want to achieve.
Before dabbing the Platinum Shimmer Paint on this third piece of card stock, I added 2 drops of Real Red Reinker to it.
After letting the Platinum Shimmer Paint dry for a few minutes, I sponged each panel of Glossy White Card Stock with a different color of ink. We will be making 3 different cards with the same technique, but with different colors. (Notice that I originally had the wrong ink color on 2 of the panels, but have since corrected it.)
Once you’ve sponged the ink over the Platinum Shimmer Paint, you will see how it resists the ink. So, if you only want a small amount of the ink color to show up on your panel, use more Shimmer Paint. If you want more of the color ink to show, use less. This is the panel that was sponged with the Pretty in Pink Ink.
To make this card, I wrapped a piece of Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon around the bottom of the sponged panel. Then, I ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with an embossing folder. I put the ribbon on the card first because I wanted it to be embossed, as well. The panel was then adhered to the card base made of Pretty in Pink Card Stock.
Here is a close-up of the ribbon. You can see the impressions left by the embossing folder on it.
Next, I added my stamped images to the card front.
This is the panel that was sponged with the Melon Mambo Ink. After sponging the Glossy Card Stock Panel, I stamped a flower image with Black StazOn ink in the center of it. After that, it was embossed.
Here is the card made using only the ribbon and the label. You can see practically all of the background with the stamped image showing.
Here is the same card front with the ribbon and more stamped images added. You don’t see as much of the flower image showing in the background on this one.
This third card is the one with the Platinum Shimmer Paint and the Real Red Ink mixture on Glossy White Card Stock . It was sponged with Rose Red Ink. This panel was not embossed before it was adhered to the card front.
All three of these cards were made using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique. There are many ways you can use this technique. For Example, you could also use more than one color of ink when sponging your panel; You could use a brayer to add ink to the card stock instead of sponging; You could punch shapes or labels out of the Glossy White Card Stock and use them as embellishments or mats on your card front instead of using it for the background.
Have fun and experiment!
The PDF’s will have larger photos…I made the ones in this tutorial smaller to fit my blog. You will also receive extras from time to time! Are you ready to begin learning and using different techniques like the Shimmer Paint Resist? Are you ready for your projects to be more unique? Are you ready for all the ohhhh’s and ahhhhh’s when you show or send someone a card or project? If you’re ready, make your $3o purchase to receive a month of techniques, or email or call me and I will send you a Paypal Invoice.
Happy Stamping! Terry
Classy Cut-up Creations Stamp of the Month Club
Here’s how the Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club works:
- Each month there will be a featured stamp set. As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I am not allowed to stamp any images and put them in card kits. Therefore, you will need to purchase the featured stamp set. I will contact you the previous month to let you know what the featured stamp set is for the following month. I will order the stamp sets in either wood or clear (if offered) for each member of the club. You will choose which option you prefer. If you already have the featured stamp set, you may select a different set for the same price or less.
- We will need 6 members for each club. Each month (around the 20th) you will receive a package in the mail with the NEW stamp set, and 4 FINISHED card samples using that set and the directions to make each one. The 4 cards are for you to keep, copy, and use as you see fit.
- The club subscription lasts 6 months. At the end of the 6 months, you will have the option to rejoin if you would like to continue as a member of the club.
- Since I will be placing the orders for everyone at one time every month, the club will qualify as a workshop and each one of you will be a monthly hostess in the order that you join the club. When it is your turn to be the hostess, you will receive the hostess benefits of at least $25.00 to spend on the Stampin’ Up! products of your choice! You can also add additional products to your order if you would like to save on shipping costs.
- If you have a friend join the club, you will receive an additional stamp set of your choice valued at $25.00 or less!
Why join the Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club?
- No meeting dates and times to take you away from your family – no driving, no time out of your busy schedules.
- You choose the time you want to stamp.
- Sit back, relax and look forward to a fun package in your mailbox each month!
- Four free full card ideas for every featured stamp set in the mail and more ideas online.
- Learn new techniques and fun folds.
- At the end of your 6 month subscription, you will have up to 8 new stamp sets in your collection!
- Extra goodies for you from time to time!
Monthly Club Fee: The monthly club fee will be $35 for clear mount stamp sets, $42 per month for wood mount , which includes shipping and tax! This club fee and additional product choices (if you order any other products) will be invoiced through PayPal around the first day of the month.
- Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators may join the club for $20.00 per month. You will only receive the 4 cards and the directions since many of you will already have the stamp sets I’ll be featuring.
Prefer a no obligation club? You can join for one month only whenever YOU choose without the hostess benefits offer.
Call or email me with your questions or to join a club!
Classy Cut-ups Creations Weekly Technique and Tutorial Classes
The Weekly Technique and tutorial Classes consist of card tutorials – different card folds, stamping techniques, 3-D item tutorials, and more and will be sent to you as a PDF attached to an email every week. They will contain lots of photos and detailed instructions to complete the project.
Here is a sample of one type of tutorial you will receive if you join the Classy Cut-ups Creations Technique and Tutorial Class.
Double Dutch Card Fold
One 4-3/16” x 9” piece of card stock for the card base (I used Very Vanilla)
One 2” x 8-1/2” piece of card stock for the Dutch Fold bottom (I used Very Vanilla)
One 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of card stock for the embossed layer on the top of the card (I used Certainly Celery)
One piece of card stock to fit the size of the stamp you are using to go on top of the embossed card stock panel (I used a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the heart image on it.)
Scoring Tool, embossing folder, adhesive, ink pads or Stampin’ Write Markers in your choice of colors, punches and stamps of your choice (I used the You are Loved Stamp Set)
Step 1 – Score the 4-3/16” x 9” piece of card stock at 5-1/2”. Set aside. This is your card base.
Step 2 – Score the 2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″. This piece will make the “doors” of the card.
Step 3 – Fold the outer panels of this piece of card stock in towards the center. They should meet in the middle like a set of double doors.
Step 4 – Decorate the 2 “front doors”. I used Rose Red and Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Markers to color my stamp image. You want to try to stamp the image in the same area on both doors.
Step 5 – When you are finished decorating this piece of card stock, adhere the center panel of it to the bottom back of the card base you had set aside. At this point, you should have folds along the right and left sides at the bottom of the card base and a fold at the top.
Step 6 – The bottom edge of the top fold should line up with the top edges of the double doors at approximately 3-1/2” from the card top.
Step 7 – Emboss the 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of card stock and adhere it to the top fold of the card. (Here is where I used Certainly Celery Card Stock and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.)
Step 8 – Finish decorating the card front as desired. I stamped the heart image from theYou are Loved Stamp Set in Rose Red Ink (101778) and sponged around the edges of the panel before adhering it to the Certainly Celery panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I punched out 3 flowers with the scallop flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309) and added a Basic Pearl Embellishment (119247) to each one. They were adhered to the panel with Glue Dots.
Step 9 – Open the doors and the top flap of the card and decorate the inside. I used 2 other stamp images from the You are Loved Stamp Set and stamped them in Rose Red Ink.
I sponged around all the edges of the card with Crumb Cake Ink (121030) to give it a more vintage feel.
If you like this card fold tutorial and would like to receive more of my tutorials, sign up now for the weekly Classy Cut-ups Creations Technique and Tutorial Class! They will only be sent to class members and will not be shown anywhere else. The cost of the class is $3.50 weekly, which will be billed at $15.00 monthly on the 1st of every month. Your cost will be for the remaining weeks of the month when you sign up. You may cancel at any time…there is no contract to sign! To sign up for this class, call or email me to let me know your email address and I will send you a Paypal Invoice for the weekly cost of the remainder of this month. You will receive your first tutorial the following week!