Hope everyone is having a good Sunday. One of the things that I find really useful is RGB Codes that correspond to Stampin’ Up! Colors. I find these really helpful when creating custom invitations or using printed products on a stampin’ project. Many demonstrators have created these before me, so I can’t take credit, but I created my own version for my blog =)
Stampin’ Up! RGB Codes
You can click on the link above to download the chart as a PDF. Depending on the type of printer, some colors and vary. I usually start with the codes above and then do a test print and change the color accordingly. I hope you find these useful!
So I love using Stampin’ Up!’s framelits…what I don’t like is the storage that they come in. I used to keep them in a box, but the plastic envelopes would always fall over and the framelits would inevitably fall out, especially the small ones. I saw a couple posts online where people would store them in DVD cases, much like Stampin’ Up!’s new cases for their stamps. I had some DVD cases so I bought a roll of magnetic strip and added a piece inside the DVD case. The framelits lie nicely inside the case just waiting for you to use them. I was considering putting a cover on the DVD cases, but decided against it because I really like being able to see through the case. All in all, I am super happy with my new framelits organization!
Well, with the release of the 2013 Holiday Catalog, it is time to start thinking about Christmas cards!! I love making Christmas cards each year. In case you need a bit of color inspiration, I have picked out my favorite color combinations. What is your favorite color combination for holiday cards?
So who has made an awesome card and then you go to stamp the sentiment after everything is done and you stamp it crooked! Then you have to figure out if you should try and cover it with something or just leave it be. Well, I was having that problem all too often so I decided to buy the Stamp-a-ma-jig from Stampin’ Up! so hopefully this would never happen again =) The Stamp-a-ma-jig is a pretty basic, but ingenious tool. The kit comes with a black tool (not really sure what it is called) and a square sheet of plastic. To start, you first put the plastic sheet in the corner of the tool.
Next, you ink up your stamp and put it directly in the corner of the tool, stamping right on the plastic sheet.
Now you can take the plastic sheet and lay it on your cardstock that you want to stamp on. Position the stamped image exactly where you want the stamped image to be on your cardstock. Take the black tool and put in the corner of the plastic sheet like so…
Next, remove the plastic sheet without moving the black tool and ink up your stamp and place the stamp right in the corner of the black tool. Be sure to keep the edges of the stamp in the corner of the black tool.
Voila! A perfectly positioned stamp! The stamp-a-ma-jig is perfect to create patters by lining up the same stamp several times like I did on the card below.
To line up several stamps, just take your plastic sheet with the stamped image on it and position above your first stamped image. Line up the black tool again with the corners together.
Remove the plastic sheet and stamp again!
And there you go! Perfectly placed stamps each time. This really makes creating patters a breeze and can make your stamp sets so much more versatile.
To clean the plastic sheet, I usually just wipe it with a damp towel. The Stamp-a-ma-jig is only $11.95. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have used this since I got it just over a month ago. It is so easy to use. And no more crooked images! Hooray! If you are interested in purchasing a Stamp-a-ma-jig or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks!
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is on the Google Catalogs app? If you have not checked it out yet, you should! The Google Catalogs app is free. It is pretty cool because you can flag your favorite pages and there is even creative and helpful videos embedded in the catalog! Since tablets are so popular now, it’s awesome having the catalog right at your fingertips where ever you go! I have included a couple screen shots below! Check it out!