Category Archives: Big Shot Ideas

Coffee Treats for You!

Coffee Treats for You! I am continuing my Coffee Cafe Bundle series with a couple of Coffee Treats for You. Who doesn’t like special treats?!? Especially when they are not expected! I like to share my love of stamping by carrying little gift items that I can hand out to people who help me at… Read More »

Sketch Challenge using Coffee Cafe!

Sketch Challenge using Coffee Cafe! Are you ever in a stamping slump and in need of ideas or inspiration? I do. I like to surf the Internet or look back through my past projects when I have creative slumps. The inspiration for today’s card is just that. It’s a Sketch Challenge using Coffee Cafe. I… Read More »

Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique!

Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique! The Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique is one of the easiest and least messy of the glossy cardstock techniques. It is a resist technique using a VersaMark ink pad, so it is also referred to as the VersaMark Resist Technique. To create your Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique background: Step 1: Cut your glossy cardstock… Read More »

Glossy Cardstock Marble Technique!

Glossy Cardstock Marble Technique! Today’s focus will be on the Glossy Cardstock Marble Technique. This is a fun and easy technique to create. It is especially fun when teaching it to children. To create the Marble backgrounds: Step 1: Place a couple drops of the lightest color of ink in a small container. (I used… Read More »

Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique!

Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique! One of the techniques featured in my class last weekend was the Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique. The Straw Technique requires more drying time, and can make one light-headed, so we worked on this background in stages. To create the Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique background: Step 1: Randomly place a few drops… Read More »

Polished Stone Dragonflies!

Polished Stone Dragonflies! One of my favorite techniques for Glossy Cardstock is Polished Stone. It is a fun and easy technique, and no two ever come out the same. I took one look at the finished backgrounds and immediately though Polished Stone Dragonflies! To create the Polished Stone backgrounds: Step 1: Saturate a cotton ball… Read More »

Tutorial: Handmade Box

Tutorial: Handmade Box! My last post featured a custom designed box. Today I am sharing my Tutorial: Handmade Box. I am featuring a couple different Designer Series Papers so you can see what a versatile box it can be. Supplies: 4-1/2” x 6” – Designer Series Paper of Choice 4-7/16” x 5-15/16” – Coordinating Cardstock Simply Scored… Read More »

Spotlight Technique… with Inside the Lines!

Spotlight Technique: with Inside The Lines! Sale-A-Bration is almost over so I am featuring some of the FREE Sale-A-Bration products in the next few posts. Today it is the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, featuring the Spotlight Technique. Stampin’ Up!’s Inside the Lines designer series paper can be earned for FREE until the end of this month. It… Read More »