Stamparatus: A New Way to Stamp

What is a Stamparatus?

A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

* Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
* 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
* Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
* 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
* Multiple hinges for more placement options
* 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
* 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
* 1 base with grid
* Magnet storage areas

 


Want to know more?

Check out these videos for all sorts of information, tips and techniques.


 

How do I get a Stamparatus?

This amazing tool will be available in the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog beginning June 1, 2018.

 

Stamparatus

$49.00

 


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~Dawn

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One Sheet Wonder-Try It Now!

Old Dog-New Tricks!

I tried something new this week and wanted to share it with you…

One Sheet Wonder!

I took one sheet of designer series paper, cut it up and created 14 cards!

Now, I know that the One Sheet Wonder technique is not new and there are at least a gazillion patterns floating about the internet but …

I am SUPER excited about this and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

Start cutting on the red horizontal lines.

 

After cutting the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, I used the pieces to create the following cards. I am thrilled with how quickly they came together.

 

Lots of Choices with One Sheet Wonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn Suite Thank You card for DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge #252. For details and instructions, please click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #paintedharvest

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I used the colors that coordinate with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper because I knew that Stampin’ Up! had created the cardstock to match perfectly with the Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (Item #144613). Coordinating colors shared by Dawn Thomas. For more information, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #dsp

For more Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors…CLICK HERE!

 

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~Dawn

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October Promotions

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Designer Series Paper Sale – ends Oct 31

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Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale. New Year for Stampin' Up! with lots of specials. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #dsp #B3G1

 

Paper Pumpkin Promo – ends Nov 10

Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Holiday promotion available now thru Nov 10, 2017. You won't want to miss two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paperpumpkin #seasonofstyle

Have you ever noticed that the Christmas holidays sometimes sneak up on us? And since getting behind on holiday prep is so easy to do, now is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin (or renew your subscription). Why? During October and November, subscribers will receive two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting.

We also carefully designed our Season of Style projects so crafters of all skill levels could feel a sense of accomplishment and say: “Wow, I made all of this cute stuff myself!”

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Faux Metal Embossing-Must Try Technique!

Faux Metal Embossing. What a way to add some WOW to any card! I foresee this technique being very popular especially with the Mixed Metals trend that is everywhere from home decor to fashion.

 

Faux Metal Embossing Tools

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

 

In the video, Brandi shared two cards using this technique, below are the products that she used in addition to Faux Metal Embossing Tools listed above. I hope you will give this technique a try. I’d love to see your projects.

Faux Metal Leaf Card

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Faux Metal Hello Card

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

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~Dawn

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September Promotions

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Merry Patterns Host Promotion – Sept/Oct

 

Exclusive Host Only Merry Patterns stamp set. Available Sept 1 through Oct 31. Click through to my blog for details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #merrypatterns

Details

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

 

 

Exclusive Host Only Merry Patterns stamp set. Available Sept 1 through Oct 31. Click through to my blog for details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #merrypatterns

 


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Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

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DSC#190: Lots of Love Host Set

Time for another Thursday Challenge. This week it is a Product Spotlight: Host Sets

Stampin’ Up! is offering 6 Exclusive Host-Only items this year and they are absolutely lovely.

 

 

Aren’t they magnificent?

I love the variety of images, sentiments and fonts.

I couldn’t resist that sweet little frog in the “Love You Lots” set.

Love You Lots Host Set-created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

Love this color-Emerald Envy!


What do I use to create this beauty? aka Supply List

Stamp Set: Love You Lots

Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Playful Palette DSP Stack

Ink: Jet Black Stazon Ink and Emerald Envy

Embellishments:  3/8″ Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon

Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals 

It’s All in the Details

Lots of details make this lil fella so stinking’ irresistible…

Love You Lots card detail by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

hoppin’ off the card
  • First, there are actually 3 frogs not 1-layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give him some “lift”
  • Secondly, I used a technique that I’m calling the “Spritz & Swish” on the top 2 layers before I snipped and layered them.

“Spritz & Swish”-you’re probably wondering if I’ve lost my ever lovin’ pea pickin’ mind!

I haven’t. But I do love this technique.

  • Simply “spritz” your watercolor paper with water-making sure it is relatively moist.
  • “Swish” on some ink using your Aqua Painter.
  • And then “spritz” a little more water on.
  • Let dry completely
  • Stamp your image and proceed
  • Enjoy your one of a kind masterpiece!

I love this technique for lots of reasons but mostly because it is fun!

No 2 pieces will turn out the same-kinda like us, we are each unique and beautiful.

Spritz & Swish variations created and shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

Beautifully different or differently Beautiful?

 


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Blessings and Joy to you,

Dawn



 

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Don’t miss out on Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days

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Just want to shop? Not a problem, my store is open 24/7!

LOVE A DEAL?  You can save on several great NEW Stampin’ Up! bundles here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It’s the Ultimate Bundle…the Stampin’ Up! starter kit is for you!

It’s super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin’ Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

 

Statement of the Heart…

“To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…

in this we make a difference.” 



Product List 

DOstamperSTARS Challenge #180: Moroccan Nights

Hello Friends,

The Thursday Challenge this week is a color challenge-not always the colors that I would choose or put together but I love the challenge.

 

DSC#180 DOStamperSTARS Thursday Color My World Challenge, #crackedpotstamper, #stampinup

 

This is the project that I came up with. It is so so so NOT my usual style but I think either my style is changing or I am learning to branch out of my comfort zone.

In either case, I view it as a win-win!

WooHoo for me and you!!

 

DSC#180-DOstamperSTARS Thursday Color My World Challenge, #crackedpotstamper, #stampinup

Love love love the NEW Copper Embossing Powder

 

DSC#180-DOstamperSTARS Thursday Color Challenge, #crackedpotstamper, #stampinup

celebrating continues inside the card

 

What do I use to create this beauty? aka Supply List

Stamp Set: Moroccan Nights and Confetti Celebrations–both will be available June 1st

Paper: Early Espresso cardstock (CS), Very Vanilla CS, Delightful Dijon CS and Marina Mist CS

Ink: Delightful Dijon, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Versamark Ink

Embellishments: Copper (NEW!!) Embossing Powder-also available June 1st

Tools: Heat tool, Embossing Buddy, 3/4 inch Circle Punch

 

It’s All in the Details

  • Tip: Don’t forget to add some “fun” to the inside of your card-adds interest and it is just plain FUN!
  • On the banner-I stamped the large image from Moroccan Nights in Versamark to create a subtle background-it’s difficult to see in the photo–but trust me it is there :o) I also lightly sponged the edges in Early Espresso ink-again to add a little dimension.

 


 

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Blessings and Joy to you,

Dawn

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Just want to shop? Not a problem, my store is open 24/7!  

LOVE A DEAL?  You can save on several great Stampin’ Up! bundles here! (Psst! these bundles will only be available at these great prices until May 31st)

RETIRING PRODUCTS, can be found here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It’s the Ultimate Bundle…the Stampin’ Up! starter kit is for you!

It’s super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin’ Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • You can pick items from the old catalog and/or the NEW catalog
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

 

Statement of the Heart…

“To love what we do and share what we love,

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…

in this we make a difference.” 

Product List

Welcome to My New Blog

I am excited to share with you Stampin’ Up! products.  Stampin’ Up! provides a diverse line with 3 types of superior quality stamps and accessories

Thanks for your patience as I work my way through learning to blog.

Today I want to share with you a fun technique that was featured on www.stampinup.com our cooperate blog. 

Mixing Technique

Stampin up test 1

How about mixing it up a bit?  That is what the post is about taking several techniques and mixing them together and coming out with this….

Stampin up test 2

 

Click here for complete details how and more samples

Thanks for checking out my blog and I look forward to Sharing what I love with you.

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