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Creative Inking Blog Hop- Favorite New Accessory

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Hello Stamping Friends!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! I am so happy to say I am on vacation, love the “extra time” for that 2nd cup of coffee, chatting with friends on the phone and not feeling rushed, had a 2 day indoor garage sale, and yes- lots of Stamping!! I am so thrilled to back for another 6 months with these awesome, creative, and fun Demonstrators in our next round of Creative Inking Blog Hops! This month the theme is “Favorite New Accessory” from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog. It sure was a close tie for first place, but I decided to feature the new Expressions Natural Elements, our new little wooden cut-outs that are a dream to use (sponge, spritz, emboss or leave plain!)  They are item #138395 and just $5 for a pack of 15 elements; you receive 5 each of three greetings: “Celebrate”, “Congrats” and “Thanks”. These are a great bargain and really add a nice touch to those special cards, or gift packaging. Here are just a few examples of how I have used these awesome little accessories. I hope you enjoy my creations and feel free to leave me a comment- I love to hear from you all!


Don’t you love the font?? I just went “gaga” for it when I saw it in the demo sneak peek!!

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Stampin’ Up! has some great samples for us, how inspirational!


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Simple, but sweet, don’t you agree?


The other day we had a retirement party for one of my staff and I made the tag for her “big group gift” from all of us, the “Congrats” element just made this jumbo tag extra sweet, I think.



This card is one of my July club creations, I had so much fun designing this card for my club ladies. We had just learned about the “faux patina” technique at a downline get-together earlier this month, and I am crazy about the new stamp set “Awesomely Artistic” (item #139950 for clear mount). I used Island Indigo ink to sponge some color on my element, but some of the club ladies used the gold embossing powder to emboss their words, stunning! So I decided to try some too.

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Just dip the word into Versamark ink pad (I have some craft tweezers I use to keep my fingers clean), then pour gold embossing powder over and heat emboss like you would paper… just use the tweezers again to hold/anchor the little words so they don’t fly all over the place.

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So not only did I emboss the word in gold embossing powder, but I added our new gold metallic thread (I love this stuff!) and also stepped up the dragonfly with a layer of vellum wings.


Here’s a close up of the dragonfly, use glue dots, it’s so much easier to hold this together!
Well, what did you think of MY favorite new accessory?? What is YOUR favorite? Can’t wait to hear from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- keep on hopping around to see 11 other demonstrators….


Ready to see what the phenomenal  Phyllis Shepherd has for you? Just click the “next” button:

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Have a wonderful day!

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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