Tuesday Tip…How to Pin It!

MANY people have emailed me that they would like to pin a project from my blog but it won’t work.  Here are some things to keep in mind and tips to get you pinning projects.

First of all, if you are reading my blog posts in your email, you need to click on the title of the post to access my blog online.  Then you should be able to just hoover over the project and the “pin it” button will pop up.  Click on it and pin to your board.

If the pin it button does not show up, you need to make sure you have it installed on your computer or device. Here’s what I found from my google search for how to do it.

Click + at the bottom right corner of Pinterest and choose Add from a website.
Type in the website URL.
Click Find Images.
Find your favorite image and click Save.
Add or edit the description.
Pick the board you want to save to.

Hope this is helpful.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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Tuesday Tip…Embossing Buddy

Last week I shared how to make a gusseted bag with the gold Striped Treat Bags.  If you missed it you can click HERE. I heat embossed the tag in gold to coordinate.  Gusseted bag made using the Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels with Everyday Label Punch , and the Holly Embossing Folder by Stampin Up. For tutorials and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love to heat emboss! Watching the magic happen puts a smile on my face every time. I’ve had a few people ask about heat embossing so I though I would share a couple of quick tips and a cool new heat embossing project kit, Hello Friend.

The Embossing Buddy (103083) is the perfect tool to use when heat embossing. The antistatic pouch helps keep stray Embossing Powder from sticking to your project. Rub it directly on the surface to be embossed and the powder will stick only where it’s wanted.

Here’s another TIP: Rub it on your fingers first!! When we touch cardstock, the oils on our skin get left behind. That residue is exactly what the embossing powder will stick to!! Rubbing the Embossing Buddy over your fingers first absorbs the oil and prevents this from happening.

Heat embossing is so much fun and it really is quick & easy.  You can step up your cardmaking by trying the different embossing techniques with the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit. Check out this video to see what you get in the kit as well as the cool projects you can make using 3 different heat embossing techniques.

This would be a great project to get together and do with your friends and earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE. (See details below.) You can purchase the kit and other products from my online store.

Hello Friend Heat Embossing Kit   Item # 146013

Hello Friend Stamp Set  Item # 144059

Stampin Up Hello Friend Stamp Set

Heat Tool  Item # 129053


Stampin Up Heat Tool

VersaMark  Item # 102283

Stampin Up VersaMark Pad

Embossing Buddy  Item # 103083

Stampin Up embossing buddy

Check back on Thursday to see another heat embossed project I did for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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A Treat And A Tip For Your Tuesday

Yesterday I promised to share with you a treat holder I made for my customers who shopped with me in April. I enjoy sending my card kits and little gifts to thank everyone who shops with me. I truly appreciate each and every order and hope this brightens their day.


Did you know Ghirardelli made strawberry filled chocolates? When I saw these I knew I could use the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to make a fun treat holder for them.  This origami fold has been around forever! (I remember making these when I was in school to use as a drinking cup.)  Today I have a quick tip to help you line up the folds in record time!

grid paper

The Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper (#130148) is an often overlooked “tool” in the catalog. I love it and use it all the time! (One day I will do a post about all the ways I use it!)   Let’s get to how I used it to make this project quick & easy! I started with a piece of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Fold it in half to make a triangle then line it up along the grid paper.

Take the point at the bottom and fold it across to line up at 2 1/2″ on the opposite side. Fold and crease with your bone folder.  Do the same for the other end…cross over and line up at 2 1/2″.  The grid lines make it fast and easy to get the perfect size without having to measure and mark with a pencil.

Then you just fold down the flap at the top and you’re done.  No adhesive necessary.

img_2033 I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I cut the sentiment and Red Glimmer paper with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


How would you like to receive one of these in your mailbox?  Last week Chris R. sent me an adorable treat holder, the cutest little card, and some yummy chocolate tulips from her home town.

They have a Tulip Festival every year and she sent me these yummy chocolates. She was so sweet to share with me so I thought I would “pay it forward” and send my strawberry treat to one of you along with some 6 x 6 paper so you can make some of your own.  Let’s have some fun!  I shared that I will be starting a new alphabet series this week…What do you think is the “theme” of my new alphabet series?  Leave me a comment with your guess by noon on Wednesday (EST) and I will announce the winner (the first person who comments with the correct answer) on Thursday.

FYI…the series will debut on Thursday. Wednesday I will be participating in the PALS Blog Hop…you’ll want to check back for that… Lots of great ideas and inspiration from many talented team members!!!

This new alphabet series will be my fourth in the ABC series.  You can easily access any of the past series by clicking on the drop down menu under Categories. My first series, ABC’s of Stampin’, is great for new stampers as well as experienced stampers. It has lots of information on the basics of stamping as well as helpful tips for using a variety of stamping tools. It’s also a great refresher course. I am always learning new techniques and ideas from my fellow demonstrators and stampers and love to share them with you.

Next came the ABC’s with DSP.  You know how I love my Designer Series Paper! That series showcased different ways to cut your paper to make the most out of it with little waste. I love it when I can use every last scrap!  I am still so disappointed that the 12 x 12 DSP Paper Stacks are retiring.  I know it could get a bit pricey if you bought all 6 stacks but many demonstrators (myself included) offer Paper Shares to help you get a sample of them all without breaking the bank. I have only offered paper shares to my local customers in the past but am willing to consider shipping if that is something you are interested in when the new catalog debuts June 1st.  I am hoping Stampin’ Up! will consider bringing back the paper stacks for the different color families, perhaps in 6 x 6 stacks to make it more affordable. Luckily, we will have some great new paper packs and fun color combinations available to work with when the new catalog debuts.  FYI…the In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks are still available for both 2015 – 2017 and 2016 – 2018 colors.  Unfortunately, the Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles have already sold out. Also, the current Designer Series Paper packs will be retiring the end of May and are only available while supplies last.  Many are still available at some great sale prices!  (See below for the retiring list of DSP. ) The Fruit Stand DSP used on today’s project is on sale for $8.80 (20% Savings).

My most recent alphabet series, ABC’s with the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, focused on the new products in these catalogs. Boy did we have some fun new and different dies, embossing folders, and gorgeous fonts in some of the stamp sets! Many of these items are retiring to make room for new ones so I hope you got what you wanted.  If not, there is a very good chance it’s on sale.  Many retiring items are discounted up to 50% off! Stamp sets are available until May 22nd and then they too will be available “while supplies last”. You can click on the links below to see what is retiring and what’s still available.  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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