New Video: The Many Uses for Adhesive Remover

I filmed this video two weekends ago.  I was planning to share it with you last week, but a silly video in “my” stamping space took its spot.  :)

I’m a huge advocate of The Adhesive Remover (found in the bottom, left corner of page 175 in the Annual Catalog).  This stuff is PERFECT for cleaning up the mess left by SNAIL Adhesive or Multipurpose Liquid Glue – whether the mess is on a card or on your table.  My Adhesive Remover is always found on the table to the right of my Grid Paper when I’m stamping.  It’s always in reach and (like Stampin’ Dimensionals) is used on almost every card.

Quick summary of the video:

  • Use the Adhesive Remover to swipe away SNAIL Adhesive and dried Multipurpose Liquid Glue – swipe in one direction.
  • Gently swipe the Adhesive Remover over a stamp image to condition the stamp to better retain ink.
  • Trim the edges of the Adhesive Remover when they get dirty to create a clean edge.
  • Keep your Adhesive Remover to the right of your Grid Paper so it’s always in reach.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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Tomorrow is the Big Day!  Not only is Monday the day when Stampin’ Up! announces its Retired Products List (at midnight MT), but it’s also the start of five days of FREE SHIPPING on everything you buy.  Stampin’ Up! has always sold accessories “while supplies last” and stamp sets through the end of the catalog term.  Well, this year they’ve announced that BOTH will be sold “while supplies last.”  Monday might be your last chance to get some of the great items before they are gone forever.

For more information on these promotions, please click here.

Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit.  It’s a wonderful time to be a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you have ever thought about it, now’s the time.  When you buy the Starter Kit (it’s just $99 for YOUR CHOICE of $125 of current project), you can earn a free pass to Stampin’ Up!’s Convention in July AND have early access to Project Life and select items from the new Annual Catalog.  Woo hoo!  Best yet – there’s absolutely no risk and no commitment.  Please contact me at stampwithbrian@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of my stamping community.

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Happy with a Paint Chip

It’s Simple Saturday.  Let’s do this thing!  Woo hoo!

This is not a new technique – but it might be new to you, so I am happy to share this happy, little card.  If just one person gets as excited about this as I did when I first saw it, then my job here is done.  :)  With just a few layers on a notecard, this project definitely falls into the “Simple Saturday” bucket.  Bright.  Cheery.  Quick.  Easy.

Here’s my card:

Hello Lovely, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FM156I am submitting this card to the Friday Mashup challenge – one of the two challenges is to create a card with an ombre background (graduation of colors).  Here’s the challenge banner for Friday Mashup:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Painter’s Chip.  When I was having my living room painted last year, I spent a lot of time at Sherwin Williams.  While I ultimately decided on warm tan, I left the store with a bunch of paint swatches – those little sampler sheets they give us to take home and match against our current colors.  Maybe I never intended to paint my walls yellow, but I snatched up a couple of those chips, too.  Crop it.  Border it with paper.  Stamp on it.  !Viola!
  • Little Black Flowers.  Who would think black flowers would be cute?  Certainly not I.  When paired with beautiful pearls, though, these black flowers are a perfect accent to this happy, sunny backdrop.  I considered Whisper White candy dots, Crushed Curry candy dots and Melon Mambo candy dots but decided pearls would be the perfect accent here.
  • Threes.  You already know I love threes.  If you don’t know it, I love threes.  There’s perfect balance in threes.  An odd number makes things even – isn’t that odd?  There are three yellow panels on this card, coupled with three little flowers.

Stamp sets:  You’re Lovely  Papers:  Whisper White Notecard, Basic Black  Inks:  JetBlack StazOn  Accessories:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Jewel Pearls

I paired this card with a Watercolor Wonder Envelope Liner (the paper pulls in a mix of Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, so it’s a perfect accent to this yellow background).

Hello Lovely, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Please come back tomorrow – I’m sharing a new video using this stamp from Hello Lovely.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit.  It’s a wonderful time to be a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you have ever thought about it, now’s the time.  When you buy the Starter Kit (it’s just $99 for YOUR CHOICE of $125 of current project), you can earn a free pass to Stampin’ Up!’s Convention in July AND have early access to Project Life and select items from the new Annual Catalog.  Woo hoo!  Best yet – there’s absolutely no risk and no commitment.  Please contact me at stampwithbrian@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of my stamping community.

Monday is the Day!  Not only is Monday the day when Stampin’ Up! announces its Retired Products List (at midnight MT), but it’s also the start of five days of FREE SHIPPING on everything you buy.  Stampin’ Up! has always sold accessories “while supplies last” and stamp sets through the end of the catalog term.  Well, this year they’ve announced that BOTH will be sold “while supplies last.”  Monday might be your last chance to get some of the great items before they are gone forever.

For more information on these promotions, please click here.

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FREE SHIPPING: April 21 – April 25

Whether we are building a direct sales business or simply enjoying the incredible discount on the products we love, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get a lot of perks in the form of sneak peeks and insight into upcoming promotions.  We will be able to purchase amazing Project Life products before customers.  We get a first look at the Annual Catalog in a movie theater launch on Monday, April 28.  We get to order certain items a month before the public.  It’s a good time to be a demonstrator.

There are some things, though, that we don’t get to know until a big announcement is made (although we often have a hint that an announcement will be made).  We knew something was coming earlier this week when the Project Life collaboration was announced but had NO IDEA it was going to be that big.  We also knew there’d be an announcement today but didn’t know what it was until moments ago.

Free shipping on EVERYTHING (excluding expedited orders) from April 21 – April 25!  This will include the retired list that is revealed on the 21st.  This is AMAZING, and I can’t wait to see what you’ll buy starting Monday.  Did I mention the shipping is FREE?!?

This is my SECOND post today.  If you missed the first one, you can see it here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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