Monday, July 17, 2017

Adhesive: What to use when?

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Making cards and scrapbook pages are more fun when you use the right adhesive. Nothing is more embarrassing than to have your card arrive in pieces; or be showing off your recent scrapbook and the pages fall apart. Stampin Up is taking the guess work out of what adhesive to use and when. In are recent annual catalog you will find the follow chart:
Let's talk about a few important points when using these adhesives. 

Fast Fuse Adhesive

  • Fast Fuse Adhesive is a roll on adhesive. 

  • It works best on card stock and paper, large embellishment, ribbon and 3d objects and accents.   

  • The trick to using fast fuse adhesive is to snap it before picking it up off your paper. A simple flick of the wrist will allow you to pick up you adhesive without spreading adhesive all over your creation. 

  • Refills are available, so there is no reason to purchase the complete case and adhesive. 

  • Fast Fuse Adhesive is a stronger hold than SNAIL adhesive.

SAIL Adhesive 

  • It works best on card stock and paper, large embellishment, ribbon and 3d objects and accents.  

  • Refills are available, so there is no reason to purchase the complete case and adhesive.

    Fine Tip Glue      

    • It works best on small areas and detail die cuts. 

    • Easy to appl

    • Great for glitter also. 

    • Fine Tip Glue dries fast and needs to be stored correctly. The inside of the cap has a pin which needs to be replaced after each use. If the tip should clot, take it apart and clean with warm water. Allow to dry then assemble and close properly. 

    Multipurpose Liquid Glue 

    •  Multipurpose liquid glue is my favorite. It works well on anything except ribbon. 

    • What I like the best is it gives me room to position my project with only a tiny drop. You do not need to use much, a tiny drop is enough. 

    • It dries clear. 

    • A $4 bottles will last a long time; making it inexpensive to use.

    Tear & Tape adhesive


    • Is another favorite; it works well on anything except detail and small places. 

    • Great to use on books and fancy fold cards.

    • This is my go to adhesive for ribbon. Keeps ribbon tight to the page without makes. 

    Stampin Up Dimensionals    

    • Stampin Up dimensional add a nice pop to cards and scrapbook pages. They are just the right size. 

    • Easy to remove the paper off either side. 

    Foam Adhesive Strips

    • Foam adhesive strips are nice to use when making a shaker card. 

    •  Also great to us to add pop to a large area.

    Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets    

    • Multipupose adhesive sheets are the newest addition to Stampin Up collection of adhesives

    • Perfect to use anytime you are going to be placing a detail die cut to any card or pa

    • It comes in a 6x12 sheet, making it easy to cut to match the size of your paper. I do not recommend having any exposed area when you place it in your sandwich for die cutting. 

    • Be sure to peel off the area mark with "peel here" first. This will leave you with a easy sheet to peal off the second part. 

    • Use a bone folder to put large areas down. This is prevent bubbling. 

    I hope this information helps you choice the right adhesive for all your paper crafting projects. Please feel free to comment me with any questions you may have regarding Stampin Up products. 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

How to get $197 in Stampin Up products for $99

Do you know a DEAL when you see one?
Well, I have a great deal for you!

For the month of July only; you can get 2 complete kits for only $99. First pick out $125 in Stampin Up product. ANY THING your little heart desires. To that Stampin Up is going to send you an essential kit ($72) for FREE. 

Okay so now you are asking what is the fine print. Here you go!!  After you receive your kit, you will get a 20% discount on all your Stampin Up products. You can stop receiving this discount anytime you want. There is no obligation to continue. 

When you join Stampin Up in the month of July they are going to give you and essential kit; 
  • D Block (2) ~ 118485
  • Grid Paper ~ 130148
  • Paper Snips ~ 103579
  • SNAIL Adhesive ~ 104332
  • Bone Folder ~ 102300
  • Carols of Christmas Stamp Set ~ 130148 (oh wait!! that stamp set is not in our current catalog) But when you join you will get it early as a thank you for joining our team


 There is no reason to not take advantage of this deal!

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Offer ends July 31, 2017.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine Stampin Up

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It a Great stamp set and thinlets that will add Sunshine to your scrapbook pages or your cards. 

I can see me adding a pair of sun glass to so many scrapbook pages this summer. Even my husband's fishin' trip need a pair on the side. Beach scenes or any out door event could use the sun glasses. Then you get to use the thinlet to cut the sun glass out, no fussy cutting required. But they are more than just sun glasses. Stamp them in white, and we have regular glasses to mark getting a new pair of glasses or even the first pair. They can be blinged up to make them even more fun. 

 But this stamp set and thinlet is more than a pair of glasses. How about a pocket? This one is easy to use and has thousands of different ways to be used. I made this card for club and for my grandson's birthday. You can fit a gift card in front of the money; of course a few dollars would be nice as  well.

I finished up the inside with our new Happy Birthday thinlets. By doubling it, I could add extra bling. Though it is difficult to tell, all the seams on the pocket and card have been embossed with silver embossing powder. 

Here the pocket card has been ca made it into a 3D pocket. You can put so many things in it. Just plain fun. 

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 Here is a list of items used in these projects. You will want to add them to your shopping list.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Stampin Up! Now is A GREAT TIME to JOIN

  • Here at Paper Crafts Team we enjoy being a team of independent Stampin' Up demonstrators. Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up but been looking for the right fit. As a team member you will enjoy:

  • A discount on all your Stampin Up products and supplies.
  • Crafting together
  • Craft fairs together
  • Retreats
  • OnStage as a team
  • Meals together 
  • and most important team support from an awesome group of ladies.

Right NOW if you join Paper Crafts by Elaine, you will receive $125 in your starter kit;(any current item you want) PLUS 2- D Blocks, Grid Paper, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Bone Folder and the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. That is an extra $72 in essential products.  Totaling $197 for on $99 dollars. 

Stampin' Up has made this a great time to join the team. So join now and start having fun with the Paper Crafts Team.


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eastern Beauty Stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlets

 Today, you will enjoy my participation in the Wagstampers Team Blog Hop. Be sure to follow the blog for other great ideas.

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set 
Eastern Medallion Thinlets
I am in love with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions. So often I see this bundle (145308) with the beautiful new in colors; but I see them totally different. 

Let's take a look at using Eastern Beauty Bundle (145308) in anything other than a card. (But I do  love using them in a card). 

 First all of this collection has been placed on ceremic tile. Email me for how I made these coasters water resistant. ( As you can see, I am using the stamp set to add a sentiment as well. The center is part of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (144150). I would never use any other kind of stickers on this project but; I think the gold makes it pop. The textured brush strokes are part of the water resistance technique used to make the coaster.

Eastern Medallions from Stampin Up make great coasters. See how?
I continue my project by using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to create our flower, but; it is the stamp set that makes this coaster great. The center of our flower is created with 2 of the stamps in this set. Looks like a medallion has been placed in the center. All I did was stamp around on the inside of the circle. To make the leaves, I stamped one of the designs and simply cut out two sections. Again I added a sentiment stamped with archival ink and heat set with my heating tool. 

Stampin Up Eastern Medallions Thinlits make great coaster in red, white and blue. See how at PaperCraftsbyElaine,com
We are too close to the 4th of July to not make something to honor our country. So, I have used the Eastern Medallion Thinlits to make a coaster in red, white and blue. Up until now, everything has been made with Stampin Up high quality card stock only. But this time I added a little bling. A star cut from the Star of Lite thinlits set adds the bling I was looking for.  A bit of Dazzling Diamond glitter paper and this coaster is ready to be used. Life is beautiful.... Thanks to the men and women that service in our military. 

Let's add some more bling. 
This time I used all bling. Yes I am aware the red foil is not in our catalog, but you might just know a demonstrator that has it in her craft room. Email me now for your red foil DSP.  
This coaster will be on my end tables several times a year. Valentine Day, our wedding anniversary and Christmas.What other occasions would you use this coaster? 

Check out to learn how to make great coasters from Eastern Medallion Thinlits from Stampin up.

In my eyes, Eastern Beauty is the perfect Christmas ornament. Add all the glitter and shine you want under or on the medallion. I would add a second cut of red foil  medallion and hang this on the Christmas Tree. Or use it on cards, top of a letter, the list goes on and on. This is a clean easy coaster. Have you email me for the PDF on how to make these coasters?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We LOVE June

Time is running out!
 You only have 3 days to get your friends together and order. With a $350 order you will receive an additional $35 in hostess rewards. BUT it ends on June 30th. Hurry ORDER today. 
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

June Paper Pumpkin is "One in a Melon"

This demonstrator loves her PP. Got an early start, but can't wait for Paper Pumpkin Fun Night on Wednesday night. It is going to be a watermelon good time. 

Plan to join us! Wednesday June 21st, at 6:30 pm.

The BEST NEWS OF ALL!!  I have 2 extra Paper Pumpkins you can purchase. First come only.

 See you Wednesday.