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Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle | FB Live Replay

Have a giggle today with my Stamparatus techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle Facebook Live Replay. I had lots of opportunities for improvement and I’ve incorporated some of those into my blog post for you to benefit from my learning curve!

If you haven’t joined me for Facebook Live, come on in and join the fun. I come live to you every week on my Design with Jo business page usually at 4:30 MST on Wednesdays. I love to get group participation to help me design my project. That way it’s always a surprise! Everyone is welcome to join in! 

So what are we making today?

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

A cute puppy card. This one has an easy and fun technique made with your Stamparatus.

Never heard of a Stamparatus before? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s version of a stamp positioner. And what a version it is! It’s heads and tails (🤪 sorry couldn’t resist!) above the competition. I tell you exactly why I think so in this blog post.

Using it allows us to get two – and three – dimensional. Let’s take a closer peek at that trio of canines.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Don’t they all look like they’re waiting for the food bowl?

OK, let’s get on with the show so you can see how to make these for yourself ! Then I’ll share a few tips I picked up to give you a hand…

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

If you found this video tweaked your creative “bone” (again, sorry, couldn’t resist! 🙃), you might also like these ones, also showcasing the Stamparatus.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Real Red cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Window Sheet – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″, scraps at least 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Basic Gray cardstock – 1/2″ x 4 1.4″ and 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Soft Suede cardstock – strip 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

And we can’t forget the inside of the card. It’s just as important as the front with this technique.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Learn From My Mistakes!

I hope you watched the video. And I hope you had a little TEE HEE or two as I seemed to go from one challenge to another with this card! So here’s a few tips so it’s easier for you.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle
Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle
Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Over To You!

So, think you’d like to try this at home? Here are all the supplies I used to make this great design. A simple click is all it takes and the little brown UPS truck will be screeching to a halt outside your door before you know it!

Plus you’ll be cashing in on my Sunny Rewards when you shop online and use host code JX3TEVQC. It’s my way to thank you for shopping with me.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle
Stamparatus
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$67.00
Big Shot
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$150.00

Pick Your Favourite

OK, let’s see which one is your pick. Leave me a comment to let me know which one you like the best.

The trio in Real Red?

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Or the trio with Night of Navy?

Get a Giggle with my FB LIVE Replay: Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Or maybe this one I made after so I could figure those bloopers out! This one’s on Pacific Point.

Reverse Image Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Thanks for taking time to watch the video. Hope you played along to help create the design! My next Facebook Live is Wednesday, February 13th at 4:30 MST over on my facebook business page. I’d love to have YOU be part of it.

In the meantime, give your hand a try at these Stamparatus techniques with the Happy Tails bundle and let me know what you think.

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

Have you seen how to use a hinged stamp positioner? In fact, have you ever tried a stamp positioner? They’re ideal for lining up your stamps and getting wonderful placement time after time.

There are several available and you may even have one. Even the Stamp-a-ma-jig is a simple positioner. (Have you got one of those hiding in the depths of your stamping tool drawer?)

But just like everything else, stamp positioners have gone high tech! Better features, more neat techniques. Plus the super cool Stamparatus allows you to do this now too!

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

See those cute coloured lines in the background? This is what the Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s positioner has over every other positioner out there! Hinge step stamping that’s SO easy, you can do it with your eyes closed! (Well, maybe not completely closed 🤪!

The Amazing Life stamp set works a dream for this. It’s my Product of the Week!

how to use a hinged stamp positioner

I’m having fun playing with it and I’ll be featuring it on Wednesday on my Facebook Live (4:30 MST on my DesignwithJo Page.) Hope you set a reminder to join in the fun too! 

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner to Make Cards Quick

Creating these repeating lines is a simple process with your Stamparatus. I show you exactly how hinge step stamping works in this YouTube video.

Jo’s Steps for this Happy Happy Birthday Card Background

  1. position your first image at the top of your page and pick up with your Stamparatus plate
  2. hinge step one colour (Pacific Point) all the way down your page as shown in the video
  3. clean and remove stamp and insert plate back in top hinge
  4. position stamp about 1/8″ below the first image and ink with second colour (Bermuda Bay)
  5. hinge step one colour all the way down your page
  6. repeat 3-5 for last colour (Granny Apple Green)
I LOVE how EASY This IS How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

The Stamparatus is one cool tool, don’t you agree? If you have one and want some more tips for how to use it, you’re going to want to check out my YouTube playlist.

And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, check out why I think they’re a stamping tool MUST HAVE. Then click on the little image below to get yours on that little UPS truck delivered straight to your door.

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

Stamparatus
$67.00
Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$13.25
Starburst Punch
$24.00
2" Circle Punch
$24.00
2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$11.50
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$11.50
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$11.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.75
Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker
$6.00
Bermuda Bay Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$6.00
Paper Snips Scissors
$13.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$9.50
Repeated Lines are SO EASY Once You Know How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

This may come as a surprise (not!) seeing I’m trained as an accountant, but I like things to line up nice and neat. So it’s no wonder the Stamparatus quickly became my favouritist rubber stamping tool.

Grab yours and get started making fun backgrounds like this one. Take a peek at your stash of stamps to see what stamps you have that will work especially well. Here are a few of my go to’s:

  • lines and dots
  • words and sentences
  • smaller images both solid and open
  • letters

Which ones will YOU use now you know how to use a hinged stamp positioner?

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

Want to know how to make gift tags at home with the Buffalo Check background stamp and your Stamparatus?  I’m aiming for masculine today.  What do you think about these ones?

Do You Know How to Make Gifts Tags at Home?

Wanna know how to make them?  Scroll on…

Plaid is big.  Well, actually plaid isn’t just big, it’s BIG!  Have you noticed it’s THE design element of the season? 

Black and white, green and red, blue and silver.  There’s a different colour combination to suit just about everyone out there.  And you can create it easily with your Buffalo Check background stamp and Stamparatus.

One inking and impression will get you a background like this.

How to Make Gifts Tags at Home

Two inkings with your Stamparatus will get you a background like this.

How to Make Gifts Tags at Home to SAVE Moola for Stamping Supplies!

Which one is YOUR favourite?

I promise you’re going to love how easy peasy these are.  First let’s take a quick look at the short supply list.

So let’s learn how to make our own plaid to dress up quick 3x3 gift tags super quickly.

 

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

 

To get two-toned plaid like this here are the steps.

Step 1: Place your Plaid clear stamp on your Stamparatus.  Leave a little bit of clearance around the stamp (I left about an inch)  Place your cardstock also about 1” below the top of the Stamparatus.  Hold in place with a magnet.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

 

Step 2: Ink up your stamp with a Night of Navy pad.  TIP: Hold your ink pad as flat as possible and pat several times over the rubber.  Make sure to repeat over some areas so the edges of the ink pad colour are softened.  TIP:  A well inked ink pad is essential to good coverage.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

 

Step 3: Lower the acrylic plate onto your cardstock and stamp image  TIP: Don’t be afraid to apply pressure on the stamp especially around the top and edges.  TIP:  Check your impression to make sure it is fully inked.  If not, re-ink the stamp and stamp again until you are happy with the coverage.  CLEAN stamp well.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

 

Step 4: Lift plate out of the Stamparatus and move to the left ONE hinge.  Ink stamp with the SECOND colour and stamp. 

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

 

Step 5: Clean stamp, remove cardstock, cut to size and use on your gift tags.  

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

 

I really like the little space left where the Vanilla shows through and the overlap of the green and navy.  To show up the vanilla even more, I added the tag to a plain Very Vanilla box I created with my Gift Bag punch board.  A simple strip of the left over plaid decorates the side and the Braided Linen trim adds a happy bow. 

Don't you Just LOVE How to Make Gifts Tags at Home?

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp on – 1 piece 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” TIP: I cut my paper to be about the same size as my background so I don’t waste., 1 scrap piece
  • Plaid stamped cardstock – 2 3/4” x 2 3/“, cut AFTER stamping
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 3” x 6”, scored at 3”
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
  • Tranquil Tide glimmer paper – piece at least 2 1/2” square

 

How to Make Gifts Tags at Home the EASY Way!

Isn’t it fun to create gift tags perfectly coordinated for your boxes and presents? What fella wouldn’t love to see this gift with HIS name on it (bow included!)?

And now you know how to make gift tags at home, you can make every colour under the rainbow for all the occasions you celebrate! 

Varied Vases Watercoloured Gift Bag Tags

How about some quick and easy Varied Vases watercoloured gift bag tags?  Just like I do every Sunday, this project is a fast and fun one.   

Not a ton of supplies or techniques.  Just simple designs.  

So whether you’re just starting out or need a handmade item as you are running out the door, I give you all the measurements, design and my top tips to make it yourself! 

Take a peek at today’s design.

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Everyone needs cute gift bags for small gifts.  A gift card, some lip balm or hand cream, a pair of socks.  This one is lightweight, made with the Tea Room Specialty paper so there’s no extra bulk.

With all these pretty designs, it was hard for me to decide which one I should use!

Varied Vases Watercoloured Bag Tags

Not to mention a great deal.  With 24 12”x12” sheets in one package, this bag clocks in at only 40 cents! Pop on your own Varied Vases watercoloured gift bag tags, and you’ll have time to spare…and excited gift recipients too!

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

OK, while this one’s maybe not quite a five-minute project, it IS speedy to put together.  What makes it quick and easy?

  • two step stamping with the pretty Varied Vases set
  • Aqua painters and stamp pads to watercolour
  • A punched banner edge
  • The gift bag punch board for our bag

Let’s make it!

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

 

Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Ingredients

  • Coastal Cabana card stock – 2” x 5 1/2”
  • Mango Melody card stock – 1 1/4” x 5 1/4”
  • Watercolour paper – 1 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Dotted tulle ribbon – piece your 12” long

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Recipe

  1. Stamp vases and greeting in Memento ink onto watercolour paper.  TIP1:  Use your Stamparatus [if you want to make more than one] for perfect stamp placement.
  2. Pick up ink from the lid of your stamp pad and add a light wash of colour to the flowers and vases.  I used Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana.  TIP2: No need to clean your Aqua painter when using the yellows and erd.  But do clean it by wiping onto a piece of paper towel before moving into the blue for the vase water.
  3. Insert one end of your cardstock pieces into the triple banner punch.  TIP3:  Turn your punch over to make sure your pieces are centred before punching out.
  4. Glue Mango Melody on top of Coastal Cabana, then glue watercolour paper on top.  TIP4: Use liquid glue to adhere for the best hold.
  5. Punch a hole with 1/8” hole punch on straight edge and insert ribbon.

Want to make the bag too?

  1. Cut Designer Series Paper to 6” x 12”
  2. Make bag according to instructions on your gift bag punch board
  3. Adhere together with Tear and Tape adhesive
  4. Add one gold library clip to hold the bag together and the tag on

So who needs a gift bag tag In your life right now?  Give this quick and cute one a try.  Here are all the supplies if you need anything.

I do really appreciate your shopping with me.  Thanks!😊

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Like quick and easy projects?  How about this five-minute watercoloured Christmas one?

Or a special occasion three-panel card?

There are so many different options for fast and fun projects you can get crafting today.  And when you do, this Varied Vases watercolored gift bag tags can be at the top of your list – think how fun you’ll have and how special the recipient will feel.

Coloured Glass Technique and Embossing with the Stamparatus An Innovative Stamp Positioner | VIDEO

OK, I’ve got a mouthful description for you today – the coloured glass technique and embossing with the Stamparatus an innovative stamp positioner!  Wow!  You’ll be happy to know I’ve managed to get it all into a short video!

How about we see the project first though?

 

Do you like the sheen on the greeting?  I love it!  A smooth, glossy surface you can create easily with your Stamparatus.  With perfect placement, you can build layer on layer of enamel for a gorgeous finish.  Take a little closer peek.

embossing with the stamparatus an innovative stamp positioner

The Accented Blooms stamp set is lovely. It just about jumped out at me on page 16 when I first got my Annual Catalogue.  Small wonder it was on my very first order and it’s seen an ink pad or two already.  It’s the reverse words that do it for me.  Well, that and the pretty flower border.  And the fact I can use it with my Tailored Tag Punch?  Definitely worth the price of admission!

So here you can see I’ve combined a couple techniques on one card.  Watercolouring, which as you know is one of my all-time faves 😄.  And the coloured glass technique and embossing with the Stamparatus an innovative stamp positioner.

But you know, if you’re not in the mood for enamel and just want to emboss every Stampin’ Up! colour you own, the Stamparatus is your go-to tool too.  Just press on that magic little triangle below to let me show you how.

 

The Coloured Glass Technique and Embossing with the Stamparatus an Innovative Stamp Positioner

 

Pretty quick and easy isn’t it?  Wasn’t that triple (well octa) time watercolouring fun?

 

My Stamparatus is getting lots of love lately.  There are so many cool ways to use it – and I suspect we’re only getting started!  Did you see how it can save you money too?  And the hinge stamping is just so neat.

When you can do more with the tools you own, don’t you feel virtuous? 😇  So if you haven’t taken the plunge yet and grabbed your own Stamparatus, now’s a perfect time.  Then you can play with the coloured glass technique! 

Or maybe you want to see if you can watercolour the Accented Blooms flowers in fast motion too?  Here are all the supplies I used so you can get started right away.

 

embossing with the stamparatus an innovative stamp positioner

If you didn’t check out the video, jump back up there and do it now!  See how you can create awesome finishes like the coloured glass technique and embossing with the Stamparatus an innovative stamp positioner.

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