New Stampin’ Up! Catalog

By | May 26, 2016

HEY!!!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog has arrived.


I want to give you a free copy of the new catalog! Here’s what to do- give me a call so that I can get your details from you and I’ll put it in the mail today!!  Call me if you don’t already have a demonstrator!  (508)736-7149  I look forward to talking to you!

Hugs,

Angela

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Pop of Pink Card Class!

By | May 25, 2016

Pop of Pink Card Class!


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If you are like me, you save your “me” time after everyone else gets what they need. Why do we do that to ourselves?  It’s time to start putting YOU as a priority in your life with this Pop of Pink Card Class.  

So if you love crafting- paper crafting to be exact- and love to create handmade cards and gifts, then this is the class for you.  

Take a break from the daily routine- it’s okay to leave the dishes in the sink, or the laundry unfolded.  

You will be such a happier person if you can do something that you enjoy- even if it’s just for a little while.

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A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

BRING A FRIEND THAT’S NEW TO ME AND TAKE HOME A RETIRED STAMP SET OUT OF MY STASH!  You get to pick your favorite!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Saturday, June 11th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is May 15- May 21st!

Registration ends May 28th!

I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator. 

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

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***NEW***The classroom will NOT REMAIN OPEN FOR PROJECT TIME.  Next open project day is July 9th!

Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.

In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!

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Join My Mailing List

By | May 13, 2016

If you’re not signed up for my mailing list, you’ve missed a lot of awesome content that I don’t share anywhere else.  Take a peak at some past project tutorials!

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Happy Birthday Greeting Card

By | May 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Greeting Card


This very simple Happy Birthday Greeting Card is just adorable!  It was quite a few years ago now that I traveled to Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas where we made this card.  Well, not this exact card- I changed it up since then.  When I saw the awesome FREE STAMP SET that we received in our Paper Pumpkin kit in April, I thought of this card and had to re-create it.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

This is the free stamp set below.  It’s called “All About Everything” and Stampin’ Up! included it as a BONUS in our kit for hitting $1 million kits that we’ve sent out.  It went to customers and demo’s alike.  Pretty darn cool and the stamp set is really simple and cute!

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Okay, so I started by inking up this strip of white cardstock with real red ink and the flower.  I made my own designer paper! Yay me!

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

I did the same thing with the Old Olive cardstock below except that I stamped it in Old Olive on top of the Old Olive paper to give it that watermark look.  I could have accomplished the same thing by using Versamark ink, but that takes longer to dry and I honestly didn’t feel like waiting today.  Patience is a virtue but I got things to do… ha ha

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

Yep, this ribbon is retired but it works perfectly!  I’m sure you all have bundles and bundles of old ribbon lying around, don’t you?  Use it up girlfriends!  I don’t make bows too often because it costs extra to mail and I’d rather use my money to grab more stamps, know what I mean?

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

This flower punch is retired as well- BOO!  But there are plenty of die cuts and punches in the new catalog that you could use in it’s place.  I punched out 2 of them and then just stacked them using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To round the flower out, I dragged  the cardstock between my finger and my bone folder. Just like you do when curling ribbon on presents.  This made it bow and pop up.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

I mean, this sentiment is so cute, right?  I love the font.  I have a problem with fonts.  I love them.  And the curlier, the better!  I especially love when they combine 2 different fonts on a stamp.  It’s like eating chocolate pie!  Perfection.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

I truly hope you enjoyed this card tutorial today.May16hostesscode

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember… Think It! Ink It!!

Happy Stamping,

Angela

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A Work of Art Thank You Card

By | May 9, 2016

Hey folks!  Today’s project is a “Work of Art” thank you card.  It features the Stampin’ Up! stamp set- Work of Art.  To begin, I started with a sketch here.  Thank You Card

After I took my Whisper White cardstock and folded in half (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″), I stamped the background with a hardwood stamp.  I used the ink Soft Suede to give it that true wood color.

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Next, the sketch called for 2 circles in opposite corners.  I punched out 2 big circles using the 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Behind that- see the green  piece of paper on the sketch?  Well, I used some gold vellum for that.  Gold, Pink and Brown go together like coffee and donuts!

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work of art thank you card

 

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To make this butterfly, use your Big Shot Machine and the Butterflies Thinlits dies.  I also used the gold vellum for this and then added some enamel dots for the body.  Aren’t they ridiculously cute???

work of art thank you card

To give it a little  extra pop, I heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock.  Just wow!  It really jumps off the page, doesn’t it?  To see more heat embossing cards, click here.

work of art thank you card

work of art thank you card

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Quilt Card

By | May 4, 2016

Quilt Card


Hey folks.  Welcome!   Today’s project is a “Quilt Card” that I just learned how to make.  Isn’t this way cool?

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Now, I’m no “quilter” by any stretch of the imagination.  I mean, I took a class once for a couple of months, but that was it.  This is pretty new to me.  I’ve also discovered that this is called “paper piercing” as well.  I think.  If any of you quilters out there could set me straight, I’d sure appreciate it!quilted card

This looks like a lot of work, but basically, it’s 8 squares of paper that I cut in half.  That’s it.  I decided it would be much easier for you to figure out with me if I made a video on it.  You can see that video by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.

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quilt card

quilted card

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  If you like it, please like it and share?  Thanks friends.

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Happy Birthday Card for Boys

By | May 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Card for Boys


It’s Monday and that means it’s time for another challenge card.  I love the sketches over at MOJO and this one was right up my alley!  It’s the perfect sketch for a Happy Birthday Card for Boys!  Take a look:

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To get started, I used my “go-to” Designer Series Paper- Schoolhouse DSP! I don’t think many people have caught onto this paper, but it’s one of my absolute favorites in the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  The colors and designs are perfect for anyone with kids or grandkids the same as mine!  (I have 2 boys- ages 10 and 12)

Happy Birthday Card For Boys

I pretty much followed the sketch exactly.  The card is cut to the usual 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

I added a piece of Tangerine Tango to the base at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  On top of that is a 1 1/2″ strip of DSP.

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I added some punched out circles behind a layer of 1 1/5″ Whisper White Cardstock and stamped “HOORAY” in Tangerine Tango.

happy birthday card for boys

The “finale” was placing the stars in each corner.  I used the Medium Star Punch and Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

I always think of boys when using Tangerine Tango because the color reminds me of basketball and my kids play a lot of that!  Not to say that girls don’t, I just don’t have any girls, ha ha.

Don’t forget to add some stars to the envelope to give it a finished look.  If you’d like to see another card made with this paper, check this out here.

Boy Birthday Cards

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Last Chance! Boy Birthday Cards

By | April 30, 2016

This is your last chance to get in on this class!

 Registration closes TOMORROW!

Boy Birthday Cards

Boy Birthday Cards

It certainly can be intimidating to make cards for the boys in your life.  Most embellishments and layouts aren’t designed for them.  Boy Birthday Cards will help you fill your creative tool box with cards, techniques, design and more that are well-suited to your guy’s personality. the Early Bird Registrations get to make the 2 additional cards below as well!

Boy Birthday Cards

If you don’t live near me it’s not a problem at all!  I offer “kits to go” as well as purchasing the tutorials!

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Retiring List & New Catalog

By | April 28, 2016

The time is almost upon us for the new annual catalog from Stampin’ Up! and boy are we excited to share it with our customers!

www.angelasinklink.comIf you are a customer of mine, your name is being added to the list to be one of the FIRST to get your little fingers on one of these.  All you had to do was place an order with me from June 2015 on.  It’s not too late!

You can still get in on the action by going to my website to place your order by this Friday!!!  Just click here!

With that being said, a whole bunch of products are retiring.  That means, once supplies are gone- that’s it!  Forever!  So if there is something you have been wanting to grab, better to check out what’s staying and what’s not.

THESE PRODUCTS SELL OUT FAST!

You can click on the list here which is a PDF.  I have sorted it by page # to help you go through your catalog.  If there is an “X” next to it, it’s already sold out.

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If you are a visual person like me, click on this picture below to see what’s in the store and available.

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Heat Embossing Techniques

By | April 27, 2016

Heat Embossing Techniques


 

Hi Folks!  In today’s project, I am going to show you a cool heat embossing technique!  This background was created with a heat tool and embossing powder!  To see how I did it, scroll down and watch the video below!

 

Heat Embossing Techniques

Heat Embossing Techniques

Heat Embossing Techniques

Some finishing touches to this card included heat embossing the sentiment above with white (not clear) embossing powder onto black paper.  It really makes it pop, don’t you think?

I also added some small butterflies.  These were made by stamping the butterfly in the same ink as the cardstock, and then punching them out using the matching punch.  Add a pearl on top and adhere to the card using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  To see how to create another card using this technique, click here!
Heat Embossing Techniques

FYI- I will be entering names and addresses of all my customers that have shopped with me in the past year to be the FIRST to get the new annual catalog from Stampin’ Up!  If you want to be on that list, make sure you shop by Friday of this week!  Don’t forget to use the hostess code for your FREE pack on Rhinestones too!
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Special Note: If you select “No Contact” I do not have access to your name or your address and can not ship your free gift.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember… Think It! Ink It!!

Happy Stamping,

Angela

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Envelope Punch Board Ideas

By | April 26, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Ideas


Today’s project features a circular card with a custom-made envelope. I’m going to show you first how to create a card and then envelope punch ideas.

Okay to get started, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of card stock and folded in half. I took a circle framelit and placed it on top of the folded paper. If you take a look at this picture, you’ll see that the framelit goes off the paper.

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You want to do this over the folded edge. If you do this in the middle of the paper or on the other edge you’ll just cut your paper in half.

So place your cardstock on the Big Shot machine. Be careful not to cut through the fold.

 

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After you cut your paper it should look like this.

Go ahead and decorate your card as you like. I didn’t have any patterned paper on hand to match the colors I chose, so I created my own.

I stamped the hearts in Island Indigo on a Whisper White sheet of cardstock. All of the circles were cut out using the Circles Collection framelit’s.

 

Envelope Punch Board

Okay, so the question you are going to ask me next is how to put this in an envelope, right? Piece of cake dude.

We measure the circle. It’s a little under 5”.  Then we go over to our Envelope Punch Board. Right on the board, it shows us what size paper we need to create our own envelope.

Had I done this card over, and probably would have gone with a little smaller of an envelope.  I chose the 5.5″ x 5.5″ size. That’s okay, this is still going to work great!

 

Envelope Punch Board Ideas

All I needed to do, was to cut a piece of card stock to 9″ x 9″. I placed it into the Envelope Punch Board, and lined it up on the 4 1/2 inch mark. I punched and scored. Then I rotated the paper and punched and scored along each side. This board is so fantastic not only in making envelopes, but because it has the directions right in your face so that even if you forget… It’s right there on the tool itself! Fabulous!

So, not only can you create matching envelopes for your cards, you can make any size envelope you need and use up your scrap paper at the same time.

 

Envelope Punch Board Ideas

Envelope Punch Board Ideas

 

Envelope Punch Board Ideas

And here’s a little tip for you. If you use the tombow liquid glue and apply a little bit at the tip of the envelope-let it dry. This creates a great temporary sticky adhesive. I may not use this if I’m putting the envelope in the mail (especially if there is a gift card and it) but if I’m handing a car to somebody in person, this keeps it closed without having to rip the envelope part. Just keeps everything looking super pretty.

I hope you enjoyed this card And Envelope Punch Board Idea. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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How to Paper Piece

By | April 24, 2016

How to Paper Piece


In this episode of How to Paper Piece, I am going to show you how to make your cardstock look like a sunburst. Yay, right?

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Okay, let’s begin with the basics, shall we?  We need a card base, so cut your 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half and fold.  This is your card base.

Next, cut an additional piece of cardstock so that it measures 4″ x 5  1/4″.

Cover the top half of that piece of cardstock with adhesive.  I like to use SNAIL adhesive from Stampin Up because I find that if I need to move something within a minute or 2 of putting it down, I still can move it.

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Great- so now that we have our paper and adhesive ready, we want to take some paper and cut it down to 1″ x 4″ strips.

Then, take those strips and cut them from one corner to the opposite corner, diagonally so that they look like strips of pie.  www.angelasinklink.com

If you don’t have cardstock that matches what you’re looking for, you can create your own like I did.

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Next, we will start piecing these strips together, starting in the middle.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to start in the middle to get the starburst look!!

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Here is the first piece.  Now, go ahead and start adhering the other pieces of paper side by side with the points touching in the middle.  Like this:

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How excited are we?  Now, we take the excess and trim it.  If you turn your cardstock over, it will look like this:

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Just trim off the excess and turn the card back over.  It should look pretty darn cool!

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Now, just go ahead and create the rest of the card the way you like.  If you want to see another example of paper piecing, click here!

Here is the finished product again.  Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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DIY Mothers Day Card

By | April 20, 2016

DIY Mothers Day Card

Making a DIY Mothers Day Card couldn’t be easier.  This card required 1 sheet of cardstock, ink and stamps.  Your kids could even get in on this action.  And imagine the color combinations?

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Once I cut a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half and folded it, I took a 4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock piece to stamp on.  The reason I did this was- if I didn’t like the way it came out, I could turn it over and use the other side, rather than grab another piece of cardstock.  See?  We can “think green” when making cards!

 

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The best way for me to describe to you what I did was to make a video.  Check it out below!

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The finishing touch was the strip of black cardstock down the left hand side and then a piece of wash tape on top.  Don’t forget the rhinestones!  Bling Bling!

And we can’t leave the envelope naked, now can we?  Imagine Mom’s delight when she see’s a matching envelope.  (Us Moms love that stuff).  It’s the little details that make it fun.

If you want to see which products I used or order some, just click on the images below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Stamping,

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Boy Birthday Cards

By | April 19, 2016

If you are on my newsletter list, you know that the Early Bird Registration is now open for my LIVE class-

Boy Birthday Cards

Boy Birthday Cards

It certainly can be intimidating to make cards for the boys in your life.  Most embellishments and layouts aren’t designed for them.  Boy Birthday Cards will help you fill your creative tool box with cards, techniques, design and more that are well-suited to your guy’s personality. the Early Bird Registrations get to make the 2 additional cards below as well!

Boy Birthday Cards

If you don’t live near me it’s not a problem at all!  I offer “kits to go” as well as purchasing the tutorials!

Early Bird Ends April 21st!

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Quilted Card

By | April 10, 2016

Have you ever made a quilted card before?
I haven’t! But today I gave it a try and you know what- it’s really not that hard! Plus, it’s a great way to use scrap paper! Let’s see what we did here..
quilted card

First, I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock a little bit smaller than the base.  So it measured 4″ x 5 1/4″.

Next, I cut a bunch of scraps up to 1 1/4″ inch squares.  I have no idea how many I cut – let’s just call it a “bunch” okay? ha ha ha

quilted card

Next, I lined them up diagonally across that white cardstock.  I did NOT glue them down, I was just placing them to get them where I wanted them.

There was no rhyme or reason to how I did this, I just placed the paper where I thought it looked good and tried to keep the same colors away from each other.

paper piecing

After that initial diagonal line was placed, I started to place other pieces to the left and right of it, making sure they all lined up.

quilted card

how to paper piece

paper quilt

After I had all the pieces where I wanted them, I glued them down in place.  Then, I turned the cardstock over and cut off the excess.

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I wanted to add a sentiment, but the paper was so busy so I was careful to keep it small and not busy.  I heat embossed the sentiment in White embossing powder onto a piece of basic black card stock.  Then I punched it out with the Note Tag Punch and wrapped some matching ribbon around it.card patterns

 

card patternsI didn’t want my ribbon to move so I glued down these edge pieces using glue dots.

card stitchingA great finishing touch was to add some faux stitching.  I used my Project Life Journaling pen and drew lines around the edges of the card.

quilted card

This is the inside of the quilted card.

card patternI also decorated a corner of the envelope so it would match!  It really looks like a quilt, doesn’t it?

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed this quilted card project.

Remember… Think It! Ink It!!

Happy Stamping,

Angela

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