Butterflies and Flowers

Here are a few of the “All Occasions” card swaps from Stamp Club:

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Krystal Jacobs

beth swap

Beth Dunn

flower swap

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

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Autumn Wishes

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This embossing folder/stamp set combo was at the top of my list after Convention this summer!

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Run the Crumb Cake card stock and Woodland Texture Impressions Embossing folder through the big shot. Then gently use the sponge dauber to add some shading to the trees using Tip Top Taupe ink pad.

    big shot   folder     dauber  tip top

The “Autumn Wishes & tasty dishes” greeting was stamped in versamark, and heat embossed using the heat tool and gold embossing powder. It coordinates nicely with the 2″ circle punch. Wrap some linen thread around your card, and pop up the greeting with a few dimensionals.

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This is one of the cards we’ll be creating at tomorrow night’s Card Class @ McAlister’s! The event is open to everyone–only $5 or FREE with a catalog order. I’d LOVE to stamp with you 🙂

Stampin’ Supplies:

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

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Clear Embossed Swallowtail

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Looking for another way to feature the swallowtail? How about using Clear Embossing Powder! It’s a subtle way to make any image shine, and really adds a “WOW” factor to this Clean and Simple layout.

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Stamp your words first–you want them on the card stock before you emboss. Choose an ink color dark enough to show through 🙂
  • Ink up the swallowtail really well with versamark ink pad and stamp on your cardstock
  • apply clear embossing powder over the image. Turn the card stock over and tap off any excess powder.
  • Make sure you check for finger prints or any smudges–The heat tool will emboss all the powder it touches
  • The card stock will be a little warped from the heat tool, so don’t be afraid to add a little extra snail adhesive to the back.
  • I added a couple dimensionals (surprise surprise!) behind the Not Quite Navy card stock to give it a little extra

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Swallowtail, Word Play

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Paper: So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake

Etc: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Have you created any cards or scrapbook pages with the Swallowtail? You can email pics to midmostamping@gmail.com–I’d love to see what you create 🙂

Make it a Great Day!

~Lauren