New Release: Milkshake Anyone?

What’s this?!! EEP a friday post?!
Yes!! We’ve decided to shift our new releases to fridays, cause now you can
get the new release with a weekend long introduction discount of 20%!!
That’s awesome right?!!

So we’re kicking of this weekend with a yummilicious Milkshake!
I love them, banana & chocolate for me please!

Milkshake Anyone?
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When buying her, you’ll get the colored version in JPG and PNG too!
So you’ll have the b&w lines in JPG and PNG AND colored so you’re ready to go right away.

See what our wonderful Sous Chefs made with her

Carolyn
Carolyn

Jackie
Jackie

Lisa
Lisa

Lynne
Lynne

Sandy
Sandy

Tina
Tina

Please leave the girls some love cause they’ve worked their butts off,
getting their projects ready for this new release day!!

I want to wish you all a lovely weekend!!

♥Tamara

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Tutorial Thursday – Envelopes and I’m not mailing any bills

Today is a Tutorial Thursday for The Stamping Chef using envelopes which I’m sew thankful its not to mail bills!!!! Its Lynne here one of The Stamping Chef’s Sous Chefs to inspire you with a mini album using envelopes which was originally inspired by one of my Design Team Sisters on Treasure Box Designs, Lara. It is the most adorable mini album and knew that I wanted to try it and made my very very first one in January and now, I knew I wanted to show you this wonderful inspiration!!! Are you ready???

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 Recipe: 

  •  8.5 x 11 inch piece of card stock scored at 2, 2.25, 6.75, and 7-inches with the long piece at the top  

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  • I used Martha Stewart Vine punch which I thought was a border punch but it wasn’t and then added an additional 1.75 inch piece of paper on the left side (the side with the 2-inch score line)  

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  • fold on your scored lines to make the album base  

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  • three (3) business sized envelopes which is alright if they are security ones as you won’t see the blue 
  • seal the envelopes shut

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  • cut one envelope 5.75 inches, cut one envelope 6.75 inches, and final envelope 7.75 inches
  • make an accordion folded piece for the album to hold your envelopes by cutting a piece of card stock 2.5 x 4.25 inches

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  • score this piece long ways every 1/2 inch until you have five (5) parts
  • glue accordion onto one end of album
  • start adding envelopes in accordion only gluing the bottom part of the envelope into the folds – envelopes should be able to be lifted up from the album with the flap side up to be covered (here is where I made an error and needed to cover both sides   

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  • you will see the above envelope is only glued at the BOTTOM – glue in the other two (2) envelopes into the folds and glue the folds together while playing to make sure it “works” before you glue  

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  • envelopes should all be glued and able to flip forward
  • need to cut some card stock to cover your envelopes of course to make them look pretty with each piece being 4-inches wide
  • one piece should be 5.25 inches long, next one should be 6.25 inches long, with the last piece should be 7.25 inches long
  • adhere to front of each of the corresponding envelopes 
  • punch a half-circle in the top of each piece after glued to envelopes to ensure all half-circles are in the same place – I do not have a circle punch and folded one of my scrap envelope pieces in half to create the half circle cut which I duplicated on each of my envelopes

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  • to make inserts to go into the envelopes, you need 3 pieces of card stock cut 3.75-inches wide with one 5.25 inches long, ones 6.25 inches long with the last one being 7.25 inches long
  • slide inserts into each of the envelopes
  • now comes the fun part – DECORATE!!!!!
  • for my decorations, I used various early works of The Stamping Chef which are adorable babies – you can decide on the “theme” of your mini album (from left to right, top to bottom) – I used Good Night Sleep Tight, Little Emily, Good Night Mimi, Little Lucy

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  • blocks were made spelling out “Lily” using Make the Cut

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  • you of course need a “belly” band to hold it all together by cutting a strip of card stock 1.5 x 11-inches – I decorated mine with the Martha Stewart Vine Punch

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  • wrap it loosely around the album and then glue the ends of the band together making sure its not too tight 
  • VIOLA – here’s my finished product. Hope you like it and can’t wait to see your creations on TSC Recipes with sew many “themes” to choose from at The Stamping Chef!!!! The little paper-pieced baby holding a button was a Treasure Box Designs Freebie – Cute as a Button

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God Bless you and thanks ever sew much for stopping by today.

I would love to read your comments and can’t wait 

for you to leave  yours!

Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

aka Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/)

Monday Spotlight

Good Monday for everyone!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

We had loads of fun last week with our “Punk Power” over at our Fan Group.

Our fans could request a new digi which they had to use for their project.
This week it was Punk Power!
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The entries were so 80’s and Rock-‘n-Rollish, that it was really hard to pick a winner!

Trish TheDish Sakulich made this awesome card, which threw me back to the 80’s with the leather, tartan paper and stones.

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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 punk projects I thought were wicked!
See how 1 image can be turned in so many takes?!

Pam Hicks
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Suzanne Baker McKenzie
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Amy Heffernan
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If you want to play along with our group challenges, just hop over to our FB group
cause this week we’re going to use needles, a voodoodoll and some cuteness!

The image for this week is “Stop Pinching Me” and also the theme of our challenge.
This image will be free from monday 12pm CET till tuesday 9am CET.
After that our members will receive a 50% discount coupon to enter the challenge still.

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

Have a lovely week!!

♥Tamara

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 – Aluminum Foil Not Just for Left-Overs Anymore!

Welcome, its Lynne here one of The Stamping Chef’s Sous Chef’s  to The Stamping Chef’s Tutorial Thursday and today’s project is will be a total surprise for you . . . . yes, Aluminum Foil is no longer just for kitchen use or left-overs anymore!!!! If you happened to see my project yesterday, you might have noticed that I had made a card using aluminum foil as my “metal” accent. Just in case you missed it . . . . .

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The image I used is from The Stamping Chef and is Steampunk Hat which was colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers and then chalked around the edges to give the vintage look. For further instructions, please, stop at my blog, Her Craftiness, posting for The Stamping Chef Challenge, Metal.  We, at The Stamping Chef hope you would want to submit your own version of “METAL” at TSC Recipes on FaceBook

HINTS, TIPS, and HOW-TO’s:

  • I used my Cuttlebug and the above card is my Steampunk embossing folder which was then “inked” with a stamp pad to accentuate the embossing
  • aluminum foil actually cuts with your paper cutter as long as the blade is not a worn-out blade but instead one that is faily new
  • depending on the amount of embossing that your folder is depends on how many layers of aluminum foil – I recommend at least 2 layers of foil – below are samples of 1-layer, 2-layer, and finally 3-layer  

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  • isn’t fantastic how amazing they all look with something that everyone has in their house at little or no additional expense???

Now, your question, how to adhere to your card – 

  • you need to glue your base that the aluminum foil needs to be adhered to first. I find that using my ATG gun works the best and holds it best with little or no tearing
  • if you are adhering anything to the aluminum foil, I find that puff-dotting my item to the foil works best
  • aluminum foil gives a great look to sew many different style of cards such as the “steampunk”, but also for Halloween, for mirrors, along with shabby chic – the only restriction is your imagination!!!!
  • reminder that it is fragile and treat it as if it were tissue paper!

I had first seen this technique on Canadian Nickel’s Blog and just knew it was something I wanted to do and hope that perhaps you do also!!! 

 God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! We love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .

Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Metal Challenge

Hi and welcome to another challenge at The Stamping Chef.  We  want to thank you all for taking the time to participate in our challenge and we hope to see you all from now on.

Before we get into the details for today’s challenge we have a winner and top 3 to pick, so with out further adu, the winner of the celebrations challenge is…..

2.  Jennifer Scull

Congratulations you are the lucky winner of 3 digis of your choice from the store.  Please email Tanya and Tamara at infothestampingchef@mail.com to obtain your images.  Also please grab your bad below to place on your blog :)

and now for our top 3.  Please grab the badge below your names to place on your blog.  Great job everyone!!

 34. Gale

14. Mian Hahne

24.  Leeann

Congratulations everyone!!

and now on to this week’s challenge.  This week’s challenge is METAL….create a card/project this has an metal incorporated somewhere on it.  Here is what the team came up with this week

Jearise

Jearise

Laura

Laura

Lisa

Lisa

Michele

Michele

Sharon

Sharon

Shell

Shell

Valou

Valou

Sandy

Sandy

Zenita

Zenita

Jennyfer

Jennyfer

Lynne

Lynne

New Release Tuesday

Good Morning everyone!  Time for another new release here at The Stamping Chef,  a little later than normal but it’s here none the less 🙂  I also want to give you a heads up that there will not be any new releases next week so make sure to check back in two weeks for new images.

On to today’s releases.  The first one is Sip and Relax

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and once again the team has made some amazing creations this week with this image

Amanda

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Lisa

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  Sandy

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Shell

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Vicky

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and our second new release this week is Keep the Faith

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and of course some more amazing projects by the Chefs

Carolyn

Carolyn

Jackie

 

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Kimberly

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Laura

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Lisa

lise

Sandy

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Tina

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