Our Saturday Spotlight Designer

 Hello and a Happy Saturday to everyone!! 

We are so glad you stopped by to visit as we share our  Saturday Spotlight Designer!!

Please join us as we welcome Amanda Phillips

  as our Spotlight Designer!!!

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Hi! I am Amanda Phillips. I live in South Carolina with my husband Rod, where we enjoy art, junkin, and being old folks conjuring up our next experiment in the kitchen. I have been around the art world since I was 4. I received my first box of Crayola’s, coloring books, and construction paper for Christmas from my Grammy :)..and clearly it stuck! Since then I have made a living with sculpting, muraling ,and some crafts . There has been no medium that I haven’t literally HAD to try. I am holding positions with a few paper houses, beads, and card challenge design teams and loving the creative energy that is involved in keeping up. I would like to thank Tamara for the opportunity to display some of my work on her blog and want her to know her images with their hippy chic and cute as heck vibe are wonderful! Thank you and have a great day!
  

Here is Amanda’s sweet card featuring  “Little Lucy”  which you can pick up in the store here

 

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You can see more of Amandas fabulous designs on her blog

 

Every Saturday we  feature a follower of The Stamping Chef as our very special  

Saturday Spotlight Guest Designer

 

If you would like to be a Spotlight Guest Designer – send us an email to infothestampingchef@mail.com

 

Simple add Saturday Spotlight Designer in the subject line and we will get you on our calendar!!

 

As a Spotlight Designer you will be able to chose an image from the The Stamping Chef store and share a little about yourself and your creation right here on

The Stamping Chef Blog.

Saturday Spotlight Designer

 Hello and a Happy Saturday to everyone!!

We are so glad you stopped by to visit as we share our  Saturday Spotlight Designer!!

 Please join us as we welcome Sandra Janssen-van Mourik

  as our Spotlight Designer!!!

 

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Here is Sandra’s GORGEOUS card featuring  “All the LOVE in the World”  which you can pick up in the store here 

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You can see more of Sandra’s fabulous designs on her blog

 

 

Every Saturday we  feature a follower of The Stamping Chef as our very special  

Saturday Spotlight Guest Designer

 

If you would like to be a Spotlight Guest Designer – send us an email to infothestampingchef@mail.com

 

Simply add Saturday Spotlight Designer in the subject line and we will get you on our calendar!!

 

As a Spotlight Designer you will be able to chose an image from the The Stamping Chef store and share a little about yourself and your creation right here on

The Stamping Chef Blog.

 

 

Monday Spotlight, Summer Break and a freebie!!

Good Monday for everyone!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.
It was a relaxed one for me, and that did me good!

Since November 2012 we’ve kickstarted TSC, and I can’t believe what it has brought to me these 6 months.
I’m proud of what TSC has become! We’ve sponsored lovely challenges, made great friends, and saw some lovely projects.
Summer is around the corner, and we definitely deserve a break to recharge our brains. Have lovely summer bbq’s with our family and loved ones.
So TSC is going to take it a bit slower than usual.
There will be new releases, but not on a regular base. Challenge will continue on our blog.
Our FB group will still be open to new members, and once in a while we’re going to do our challenge there.

From now till the beginning of September it’s time to work on new ideas, get them on paper and screen,
and we hope we’re ready with fresh, fun, and awesome stuff for you when we come back!

I want to thank you all for the last 6 months, participating, supporting and follow TSC along the way, and we hope you’ll still be with us after summer!
So to celebrate summer, we want to give you this big bowl of ice cream.

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We also had loads of fun last week with our “Rockabilly Rebel” over at our Fan Group.

Our fans could request a new digi which they had to use for their project.
This week it was Rockabilly Rebel
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The entries were so awesome, totally 50′s and wickedly cool!

Erin Sparkles Fairclough  made this amazing card. Don’t you think that dress looks so leather-ish?

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So we’re going to name her winner of the week, and she can pick out a digi from the shop!

But I also want to highlight some other 50′s projects I thought were wicked!
See how 1 image can be turned in so many takes?!

Amy Heffernan
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Crafty Bits Caroline
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Kerrie Brown
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Louise Mann

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Pam Hicks

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If you want to play along in the future with our group challenges, just hop over to our FB group

So I hope we can welcome you to our group, and to see all your TSC Projects!!

Have a lovely week, and summer!!

♥Tamara

Saturday Spotlight Designer

Please join us as we welcome Susan Moffatt

 as our Spotlight Designer!!

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My name is Susan. I live in Glasgow with my husband and two sons.
 I love crafting, particularly paper crafting. I don’t think the child who likes colouring in books has ever left me! I also scrapbook although scrapbooking has taken a back seat at the moment and I have done cross stitch too (although don’t ask me to sew a button on a shirt, I can’t sew!).

Here is Susan’s fabulous card featuring  “Unity”  which you can pick up in the store here 

 You can see more of Susan’s fabulous designs on her blog 

Every Saturday we  feature a follower of The Stamping Chef as our very special  

Saturday Spotlight Guest Designer

 

If you would like to be a Spotlight Guest Designer – send us an email to infothestampingchef@mail.com

Simple add Saturday Spotlight Designer in the subject line and we will get you on our calendar!!

As a Spotlight Designer you will be able to chose an image from the The Stamping Chef store and share a little about yourself and your creation right here on

The Stamping Chef Blog.

 

 

 

Saturday Spotlight Designer

 Hello and a Happy Saturday to everyone!!

 

We are so glad you stopped by to visit as we share our  Saturday Spotlight Designer!!

 

Please join us as we welcome Deanne Clarke-Saunders as our Spotlight Designer!!!

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Hi, My name is Deanne Clarke-Saunders. My hubby and I live in 
Newfoundland,Canada. We are both originally from Newfoundland and we miss that wonderful island of ours. I’m currently not working but I’m an elementary teacher.  I’ve always LOVED crafting and creating. Right from childhood, I loved crayons, pencils, paper, scissors, and glue. I always had fun when I played with those materials. So, I decided to continue that fun and scrapbook and make cards! I love being creative and enjoy using my imagination

Here is Deanne’s card featuring All Done which you can pick up in the store here 

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You can see more of Deanne’s fabulous designs on her blog

 

Every Saturday we  feature a follower of The Stamping Chef as our very special  

Saturday Spotlight Guest Designer

If you would like to be a Spotlight Guest Designer – send us an email to infothestampingchef@mail.com

Simple add Saturday Spotlight Designer in the subject line and we will get you on our calendar!!

 

As a Spotlight Designer you will be able to chose an image from the The Stamping Chef store and share a little about yourself and your creation right here on

The Stamping Chef Blog.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial Thursday Pop-Up Birthday Card

Welcome to The Stamping Chef  Tutorial aka Recipe Thursday. What says birthday more than a cutie popping outta a cake??? Its Lynne again with showing you how to make this cute birthday card or how to create any simple pop-up card. I know that I have been missing in action lately due to medical reasons but I’ve got my mojo back and let the creativity begin . . . .

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I guess I should start at the beginning and show you step-by-step how I created my card. I colored “Babydoll” which is this Friday’s Freebie. Isn’t she a doll baby and you get to see her here first!!! She was colored using my Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, and Gel Pens, Her shoes were accented with Glossy Accents by Inkssentials.

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Using Make the Cut, I created a cake card, candle, and banner for Babydoll to hold to scream “SURPRISE”! The cake card was created by using the “blackout” feature and welded them together to create a card.

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I then cut out my pieces, chalked the edges, and got ready for the assembly along with creating the “stand” for Babydoll to be placed on that she “pops up” when the card is opened

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The center of the card is then found with marks 1/2-inch on either side of the center. You need to cut into the top part of the card on both of these marks approximately 3/4 to 1-inch into the card.

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Fold card again in half pushing the cut section to the inside. Open up. This creates the little box for Babydoll to stand on.

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Since, I “fussy” cut Babydoll out, I needed a more substantial base for her to stand on and cut an additional 1-inch piece and center-glued on her stand

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Now, comes the fun parts – decorating and embellishing . . . I glued the blackout card to the front of my card along with the icings. This covers the cut part on the front of the card. Pearls from Miriam’s Crafting Supplies (https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies?fref=ts) were glued to the scallops to create the decorative frosting. Now, here’s my little secret and I trust you won’t tell anyone – the roses from Recollections Embellishments were put on the bottom to cover my little Babydoll’s head when my card is folded in half. Now, remember, its our secret!!!

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The card is even able to stand on its own when slightly opened for display purposes. Babydoll now got all “dolled” up with a fine gathered lace for her skirt, rhinestones for the waistband and a bow on the side. Her shoes got pearls in the center. The candle was glued behind her.

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I want to show how she is attached with a side-view now. You want to make sure she is secure. I used Glue Dots which bond instantly and they are super-strength!!!!!!

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A sentiment is added and VIOLA … you have a cute birthday card with a girl popping outta the cake!!!!!!

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I hope you enjoyed my project for today and don’t forget to stop by The Stamping Chef tomorrow to see what the Sous Chefs have cooked up for you!!!! ALSO, Freebie Friday at the store (http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/index.php?route=common/home) where you too can own Babydoll. We would love to see your projects on TSC Recipes (https://www.facebook.com/groups/342822912486430/)!!!

Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Freebie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have had a great week and have some fun plans for the weekend, me I don’t know what I’ll be doing yet.

So you all came here for a freebie right, well here is one that will hopefully help get rid of those winter blues and start thinking of spring

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and here are a couple projects using this adorable cutie :)

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Sandy

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Tutorial Recipe Thursday – Box Card

Welcome to Tutorial Thursday or as I fondly like to call it – Recipe Thursday for The Stamping Chef — shall we see what’s cooking????

Today, I have whipped up a box card complete with step-by-step pictures and instructions. If you follow this, you too will have a super card to place a super digital design by The Stamping Chef. The Stamping Chef is having a super duper sale going on right now — Buy 3 Get 1 Free. Also, there are always freebies to try before you buy!!!!

Here’s the finished product, just be patient with me with all the little steps (almost 100 – ok, just kidding!!!)

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Supply List:

8-1/2 x 11 inch piece of double sided patterned lightweight cardstock – do no be a doofus like I was and use a paper with sparkle as it has a tendency to cause hair pulling out!!!
Score Board – I used Martha Stewart’s
Scissors
Adhesive
Digital design- The Stamping Chef Hold On
Border punch – I used Martha Stewart Eyelet punch
Complimentary cardstock for oval mat and insert
Rubber Stamp

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Alrighty, do we have our supplies??? Let’s get started

I used a 12 x 12 double-sided piece of paper and needed to trim to the necessary 8-1/2 x 11 inch

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Place the patterned paper into the score board with the 8-1/2 inch on top scoring at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8 inch

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Place the patterned paper with the 11 inch on top scoring at 1-1/4 and 3-3/8 inch.

Repeat this step on the other side of the paper
Prefold the long score lines

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Unfold your paper and keep the side that you wish to be the outside of the box facing you

Fold the two (2) score lines on the 8-1/2 inch side up. Flip the paper over and fold the second set of score lines down showing the pretty edge

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Fold the short sides up

Take the upper corner of the just folded side and carefully fold it down diagonally – be careful not to rip the paper — this is where you really notice that I was a doofus and using the paper with glitter and it is harder to fold

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Repeat this step on all four (4) corners
Unfold everything and you can see the box shape forming!!!

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Adhere the decorative strip to the un-scored sides trimming to 4-inches that it is only placed in the center

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Cut the corner rectangles diagonally from the long, un-scored sides toward the edge NOT completely but just on a slight angle. This ensures that parts of the side won’t show after you fold your box and eliminates a lot of bulk!!! (Gee, I wish I could do that with my body!!)

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Take one of the corners next to the decorated side and fold it over to the long side
Repeat on the other corner of that SAME long side
Fold the long-side down
Repeat these steps on the other side

Fold sides down carefully — ***HINT: this is actually a bit difficult without getting the added bulk but found that it works if you unfold and refold as the thinner the paper, the easier the folding

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Now, we are going to add a belly band which is purely decorative and optional

Cut a strip to compliment your paper 2-inches by 10 inches adding adhesive to the one end – you would want to wrap the strip around the card keeping it loose enuf to slide the belly band off and on

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Cut a piece 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches of a complimentary piece to place on the inside of your box. I chalked around the edges after I used my oval corner punch. A sentiment may be placed here and then glued to the center of the inside of your box

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I cut a scalloped oval using Little Scraps of Heaven Scalloped Shapes Pattern Set with the larger piece 4-inches tall. The inside of my oval was chalked around the edges and glued to my scalloped frame.

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This was then glued on my belly band covering my over-lapped seam
My digital was then glued on my oval.

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VIOLA …. A finished box card!!!!

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Now, you may ask what use is a box card — WELL, you can use it to put a gift card, little treasures such as diamond earrings (LOL, just wishful thinking), memory card for a camera or cell phone, or this one is going to get a few Action Wobbles, buttons, and lace to mail as a belated birthday gift to a friend!!!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. My apologies for the length but I have found from prior experience each step is necessary or you have not only wasted your paper and your time!!!!! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to assist you!!!!!!!!