Faux Postage

Posted for You-Faux Postage Card


Faux Postage
This Faux Postage card  is one of the featured projects found in my July newsletter.

It features the new Posted for You and Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch found in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

The Faux Postage Technique is one of my favorites.

Creating the stencil on a computer, then cutting out the center can be time-consuming.

The Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch makes it easy to create the stencil.

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my July newsletter by August 4, 2020.

The Sign Up box is located in the upper right-hand box of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you soon!




Happy Stampin'!

Posted for You-Sign Up for my July Newsletter


The 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the Posted for You Bundle, which includes the Posted for You stamp set and coordinating Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

This bundle will be featured in my July 2020 Newsletter.

Techniques will include a quick and easy faux postage card, 2 CASE'd (copy and share with everyone) cards from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and my first Christmas card of the season using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.

Want to learn more?

My July 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) July 7, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in July2020.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.


Happy Stampin'!

February Fresh Card Making Idea-Waterfront Faux Postage

Waterfront faux postage
Sunrise over the Mountain Faux Postage

Add a unique look to your creations using the Faux Postage Technique.

Use a template/mask to create individual blocks of faux postage stamps.

This project uses Waterfront stamp set, and also includes the Clear-block Watercolor Background Technique.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this technique.

This tutorial will hit e  mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on February 19, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on February 19 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

This tutorial will also include the Faux Postage template which can be printed on regular copy paper for future use.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!


Happy Stampin'!

Stamping 411 Sketch 249-Faux Postage

Time to see what's happening this week over at Stamping 411. Here's the sketch:

Stamping 411 SSC 249

And here's my take.

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When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of faux postage, one of my all-time favorite templates.  The only problem with this template, is that the actual postage keeps going up, and therefore, the template needs to be updated kind of on a regular basis!

Click Here to Download Faux postage 4 to a sheet

This file has 4 templates to the page.  The postage has been updated, and the color for one of the templates has been changed to "Cherry Cobbler" for use on this card.  The other templates are "Chocolate Chip."  It is fairly easy to change the text and border colors in a word program, but if you need help in doing so, please feel free to contact me.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Clearly For You

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper

Accessories: postage template, postage scissors (non SU!), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, brads, Dimensionals, sponge



Happy Stampin'!

SUDSOL Blog Tour


 Welcome to the SUDSOL Blog Tour!


I am very excited to be participating in today's SUDSOL Blog Tour.

 SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) is an online community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators dedicated to providing creative and professional information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all demonstrators regardless of location and regardless of the support they are getting elsewhere. Members have access to an extensive samples gallery, video tutorials, patterns, templates business articles and forms.  They also enjoy the camaraderie from the most talented and supportive group of paper-crafters anywhere!

I have been a member of SUDSOL for 4 years, and I am currently serving as the SUDSOL Outline Coordinator.  This means that members send me photos and instructions for classes or workshops they have created. I then upload it to the SUDSOL site to share with all members.   This is an invaluable resource for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to use when looking for ideas and inspiration as they plan for their upcoming classes or workshops. 

 If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and not already of member of SUDSOL, please take a look here and take advantage of the FREE two-week trial.

 Now on with the Tour!

 Reflections of Fall Faux Postage

 This faux postage card was inspired by the fall colors in my new home located in the Wet Mountains of Southern Colorado.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and I've enjoyed watching the changing colors on the aspens, oaks and other foliage in my own back yard!

Click here for Faux Postage instructions

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Stamp Sets: Autumn Days, Days of Gratitude, Silhouette Sentiments

Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Old Olive, Cajun Craze

Paper: Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla

Accessories: faux postage template and mask, postage scissors (non SU!), metallic brads, paper piercing tool and mat



Iris Folded Christmas Ornament

Iris Folding is one of my all-time favorite techniques. It looks complicated, but is actually very simple.

For full Iris Folding instructions and a video tutorial, please click here


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Stamp Set: Cute by the Inch, Sweet Sayings, For the Holidays

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Iris Folding pattern, Circle Scissors Plus, SNAIL Adhesive, Sticky Strip, bone folder, painter's tape,  1 1/4" square punch, Circle Ice Rhinestone, paper piercing tool and mat



 Greenhouse Gala Snowflakes

I used non-traditional Christmas colors for this card.  The greeting could easily be changed, making it a Thank You, Happy Birthday or even a Happy New Year's Day card!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: All  Holidays

Ink: Marina Mist

Paper: Greenhouse Gala and Newsprint Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot, Distressed Texturz Plate, Impressions and Silicone Rubber pads, Snowflake, Eyelet Border and 3/16" Corner punches, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, hemp twine and various buttons

Thank you for visiting the SUDSOL Royal Blog Tour.  I hope you have enjoyed the samples I have shared. 

Happy Stampin'!