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Saturday, September 12, 2009
I am really surprised at the turnout on day one of my blog candy and the lack of response on day 2....... Interesting how many people turn out for blog candy advertisements and dont actually come back after subscribing....... So, you should increase your odds, by checking out all the days of the giveaway and leaving comments... Today is Day 4 of the giveaway............ Be sure to go back to see the other days!
In the meantime here are a few more samples of cards made with the Christmas Punch set that I am giving away next weekend.....
This first card was inspired by SCS: Vera, I used Christmas Punch of course, Real Red, Whisper White and Garden Green. I also used a 1 1/4" square punch, the Curly label punch and the scalloped square....
This is noticeable when you ink your stamp for the first time. When you’ve transferred the image to cardstock you get an image that looks something like the one on the left of this picture:
Then, I rub my Sanding Block back and forth a few times in one direction:
And then I turn the stamp a half turn and sand back and forth a few times in the opposite direction.
Once this is done, I spray some Stampin’ Mist on my Stampin’ Scrub and clean the stamp like this:
Two other methods that stampers use are equally easy.
One is to use your Staz-On Cleaner and simply clean off the stamp, clearing away the residue. Here is an example:
One other thing to consider when stamping with a conditioned SOLID image stamp is to make sure it has plenty of ink on it.
The way I do this is to use the “Twist and Tap” method. I first twist the stamp on the surface of the ink pad – dye or Classic inks only for this, Craft or pigment inks are different – about 3 to four times. Then I tap it a couple of times on the ink pad to evenly distribute the ink across the stamp surface. This results in a crisp, clean image almost every time.
Operation Write Home, formerly know as Cards for Heroes is a fabulous organization that makes handmade cards for Military members to send home to their loved ones....
As of today 194,206 cards have been sent to deployed heroes! The response from the troops is great, they love sending these hand-crafted cards home.
Operation Write Home is a group of crafters from across America (and beyond!) who have a heart for our nation's armed service members. We make handmade cards and send them to deployed warriors so they can keep in touch with their loved ones at home! We serve all branches of the military in all deployed locations, including those stationed aboard ships.
The project began in 2007 with just a few cards sent by friends on a message board; eventually cardsforheroes.org started, and in September 2009, we became Operation Write Home - to better focus on what we're all about: helping heroes keep in touch with home!
Our crafters range in age, location, and level of skill - but all have a desire to help those who serve us. Cards are made by individuals, groups, schools, scouts, and sent to our volunteer shippers in quantities both small and large! Shipping donations of any size are appreciated - from $1 to any amount - and can be included with card donations to any shipper, or mailed separately, or via Paypal.
If you are interested in contributing, here are some dates to keep in mind.
- Halloween: Sept 20
- Thanksgiving:Oct 5
- Christmas:Nov 1
- Hannukkah:Nov 1
- All other cards: anytime
Sam and Hailey create so many wonderful files for purchase, be sure to stop by their store and see what they have come up with!!!
In this post, I wanted to show you just how versatile this stamp set is, look at all these fantastic projects I found, using this hostess set. Arent these projects inspirational? Today, to enter, just tell me which project you like best......... and what would you do with this set, if you win it?
If you missed the first two ways to enter, you can find them here:
I found all the above samples on the internet, they are from fellow demos and SU customers.