Archive | June, 2013

Announcing a New Online Class – Washi Tape

28 Jun

Wow!  I’ve just heard about this great deal being offered by Stampin’ Up! I was intrigued when I read about a Washi Tape class but then thrilled when I read about the Washi Tape Bundle!  I’m loving the Washi Tape.  It’s so easy to use and adds pizzazz to a project in just seconds!  What’s so cool about this class is you can view it at your leisure and you can view it as many times as necessary.

Here’s what’s covered in the class…

  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . .

And here’s what’s included in the class…

Divided into seven PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects!

Now, if you want to have ample Washi Tape  including Washi Tape that we can’t order until August 1st, you will definitely want to consider ordering the Bundle.  So if you’re intrigued, read the details below.  Then, if you’re excited about the Washi Tape class and/0r Bundle, you can click the link below to order it for yourself!

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To order, just click the What to Washi link below.  Once there,  click on Shop Now in the top right, and then Online Classes on the left.

what to washi

As always, if you have any questions, just contact me,,  and I’ll help you through it!



Another Simply Pressed Clay Idea

27 Jun

I held my Simply Pressed Clay class this week and thought I should start sharing some of the projects we created.  Here’s the first one.  It’s a combination of 4 X 4 card with a matching envelope.clay button

Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk
Big Shot
:  Chalk Talk Framelits, Chevron Embossing folder

Stamp the image using Wild Wasabi.

  1. Cut out using the matching framelit.
  2. Use the Chevron folder to emboss the Coral
  3. Color the button with Calypso Coral.
  4. Add the chevron ribbon and button using the Liquid Multipurpose Glue.
  5. To create the envelope, seal the envelope then use the cutter to cut off 1-3/4”.
  6. Use the Chevron embossing folder on the larger portion of the envelope.
  7. Decorate as shown.


Playing With Simply Pressed Clay

24 Jun

I’ve been spending a lot of time playing with the new Simply Pressed Clay. It’s really easy to use once you figure out all of the little tips and tricks. I’ll be sharing those in the days to come. Meanwhile, I wanted to share a card I created by actually stamping into the clay and then letting it dry. Of course, the rose is from Stampin’ Up!s Simply Pressed Molds. I did dye the clay with the Blushing Bride ink refill before I molded it.

Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk
Big Shot:  Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits


You Can Always Get More Inspiration When You Check Out My Pinterest Boards

22 Jun

I know I’ve been on a Paper Pumpkin kick these last few days, but I just can’t help myself! Today, I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve build a Paper Pumpkin Board on Pinterest. I’m starting to gather more inspiration for using that new June Paper Pumpkin kit! In the future, my plans include additional months of Paper Pumpking, but for now…baby steps!

If you’re not following me on Pinterest, you can either click the link below, or on the side bar and join me! If you have some great paper crafting boards, let me know, and I’ll follow you right back! Until tomorrow, (don’t spend too much time on Pinterest!)!

Kathy Alt, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

More Inspiration for June’s Paper Pumpkin

21 Jun

Happy Friday Everyone!  As promised, I wanted to share my last two projects from this month’s Paper Pumpkin.  To create these, I took the last of the 4 cards, folded it and cut it at the 2″ mark so that I had a card that was 2″ X 8-1/2″ and 3″ X 5-1/2″.  Here’s the project using the larger piece.

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This is a simple gift card holder.

Additional Items:

  • Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon ( # 130012)
  • Hexagon Punch (#130919)
  • Scrap of white cardstock

photo (4)Inside View-You can see I even left the punch-out hexagons in place.  Couldn’t be simpler.

This is the 2nd project using the remainder of the card.

photo (3)Outside

photo (2)First Flap Opened

photoOpening Completely

Additional Items:

  • Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129378)
  • 1/2 Sheet Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (4-3/8″ X 2-1/4″)
  • Linen Thread (# 104199)
  • Naturals Designer Button (#127554)
  • Hexagon Punch (#130919)

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration.  If you’re a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber of mine, don’t forget to share what you create (Even if it’s an exact copy of what was presented)!


Paper Pumpkin & Paper Pumpkin Contest Have Arrived

20 Jun

I was so excited the other day when this month’s Paper Pumpkin arrived.  Why, you may be asking?  Well, since it’s summer and I’m not teaching school, I have time to play.  This is the first one I’ve been able to set aside time for myself and just create and I loved it!  Now those of you who may be asking what Paper Pumpkin is, please know it’s a monthly kit delivered right to your door.  You have to subscribe to get it and it’s just $19.95 a month.  You never know what will be in the kit.  Last month, the project was a smash book!  This month, 4 cards with envelopes.  Regardless of the project, it will come with the ink and stamps and pre-cut cardstock and other supplies necessary to make it.  What’s neat about it, is it’s designed for a new stamper or someone who just likes things to be convenient.  But, what I like about it, is that if I have time, I can change things up a bit if I want!

If you’re not a subscriber, but would like to be, you can go here to find out more or you can contact me ( stampone@charter. net )  and I’d be happy to answer any questions.  And if you don’t have a demonstrator, and decide to subscribe, I’d invite you to select me, Kathy Alt, as your demonstrator so that you can participate in my monthly contest!

So, on with the big Contest Announcement!

What:  Each month, create a project using your paper pumpkin supplies following that month’s contest guidelines. For each project you submit, you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win that month’s prize.  That month’s submission(s) must be entered by the last day of the month.  The winner will be announced on the 1st of the month.

How:  Submit a picture of your project to me via email, to by the last day of that month, this month it is June 30, 2013.   Please note that by submitting your photo, you are giving me permission to publish your work of art on my blog.  Of course, you will get all the credit unless you request that your name be omitted.

Who:  Anyone who is a Paper Pumpkin subscriber who has designated me as their demonstrator may participate.  Please note, if you have subscribed with your own demonstrator or are a demonstrator, that’s great.  If you would like to share your creations with me to place on my blog, I’d love it.  But please know that you will not be entered in the contest.

This month’s rules:

  1.  You may not use any additional stamps other than what comes in My Paper Pumpkin this month.
  2. You may use one additional color of ink if you so choose.
  3. You may add any embellishment or ribbon  if desired.
  4. You may add colored cardstock or Designer Series Paper if you’d like.
  5. All products must be Stampin’ Up! products.

That’s it!  Those are all the rules.  Keep in mind, even if you submit a photo of your project and it’s exactly the same project as given in the kit, you will still be entered to win!  Also, don’t forget, you can enter multiple projects for more  chances to win!

So, what do you win?  Great question!  This month’s winner will receive the clear stamp set:  A Cherry on Top!

A Cherry on Top

So, don’t wait!  Get Creating!

Now for a little inspiration, I thought I’d share a couple of the projects I created this month.  I was able to get 6 great projects out of the kit and still have supplies left over!

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Here’s the original design as the kit presents.


Now here’s a little stepped-up version.

photo (10)Additional items:

  • Strip of Real Red Cardstock
  • Real Red Ink

The next 2 projects use one of the cards cut in half.  Here’s the first one…

photo (9)Additional Items:

  • Honeycomb embossing folder (#129378)
  • Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper (#126902)                Dimensions:   2″ X 4-1/4″ on the side, and 4-1/8″ X 2-3/4″ under the top flap.
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (4-1/4″ X 9″ scored at 3-1/2″)
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (#119253)

Opened Once

photo (8)Opened all the way.

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Now, with the other half of the card, I made a cute little gift enclosure, or love note card.

photo (6)Additional Items:

  • Pumpkin Pie Ink (#126945)
  • Linen Thread (#104199)
  • Hexagon Punch (#130919)

So, I hope that’s a little inspiration.  I still have 2 more projects I created, but I think I’ll share those tomorrow as I’m needing to get ready to head out to my daughter’s softball triple-header tonight.  (Whoever thought it was a good idea for 14 year-0lds to play a triple-header with the last game starting at the earliest at 9:30 p.m.,  must not be the brightest bulb in the pack!)

SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour

12 Jun

I’m glad you could join me on this blog tour!  I’m sure you’re going to get tons of ideas and have a wishlist for the new catalog a mile long!  If you’ve joined me from the previous link, then you’ve come from SUDSOL.  I can’t speak highly enough for the group.  If you’re a demonstrator and love to get answers to questions right away, new creative and business ideas, and be kept on top of all the Stampin’ Up! happenings, then I highly recommend you try out SUDSOL for free or join right away if you’re not already a member!

SUDSOL - 24/7 Upline
When deciding what to show today, I couldn’t narrow it down to just one stamp set (I was too anxious to play with all of them), but I did limit myself to just 4″ish” sets!

Flower Card

Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Four You
Colors:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, White
Big Shot:  Chevron Folder
Accessories:  Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Crystal Effects, Chevron Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Pansy Punch

Project Tips:  Use the simply pressed clay and mold to create the buttons.  I colored with the Stampin’ Write Markers, then added some crystal effects for shine.

Label LoveStamp Sets:  Label Love, A Round Array
Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die
Accessories:  Artisan Label Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Pool Party Seam Binding

Project Tips:  This project is straight forward.  Just be sure to use those dimensionals as desired.

Blog TourStamp Set:  Chalk Talk
Colors:  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, White, Black
Accessories:  Embossing Powder in Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Wide Oval Punch, Versamark Pad


  1.  Dab the embossing buddy over the black piece of cardstock.
  2. Swipe the versamark pad across the black cardstock as desired.
  3. Add embossing powder one color at a time tapping off the extra.
  4. Use the heat tool to melt the powder.
  5. Stamp the greeting on the black scrap versamark pad.  Be sure to use the embossing buddy first.
  6. Emboss with the heat tool.
  7. Punch out.
  8. Adhere with a dimensional.

This last project is my favorite because I’m always in need of gift card holders!





Stamp Set:  Mosaic Madness Bundle (this includes the punch)
Banner Greetings (Hostess Only set)
Colors:  Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Daffodil
Designer Series Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty
Big Shot:  Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die

For a complete tutorial as well as cardstock sizes, just click below!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today.