Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hi, Congratulations

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.

Have you played with the Pop-A-Top dies yet?  This is Pop-A-Top 18 and it coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels 18 die.


I used a pre-made card and added a layer of cardstock and pattern paper on top.  I just aligned the die on the edge and cut. Since I was cutting through 3 days, I die cut a 2nd time for a clean cut.



To cover the die cut area, I used the Spellbinders coordinating Labels 18 die and also used it to create the border over the pattern paper.


Hi was stamped and die cut into a circle and congratulations was added to the card front with some gems for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fantastic Flourish and Florals

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a sweet card using the G023 Dahlia Bouquet in conjunction with some amazing Spellbinders dies.  I LOVE how this card turned out.

Because I wanted to focus on the beautiful Dahlias, I chose to color them with Tombow Markers and then fussy cut.  Once cut, I added them to 3 layers of die cut circles with the top layer on foam adhesives for dimension.




It seemed a little plain, so I used the Spellbinders S2-003 Fantastic Flourish 3 to create a wrought iron feeling for the background.  I die cut it 4 times and they fit perfectly on this 5 1/2" square card.  I just aligned the circles in the center of the card.

 
What do you think? 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Happy Hello

Good morning everyone,  Steph Ackerman here with a "Z" fold card that is quite easy to create.  The addition of stamps from The Stamp Doctor provide the finishing touch



Cut cardstock 4 1/4" x 11".  
Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
Fold on the score lines creating the "Z" fold
Add pattern papers on top and wrap a ribbon around the panel

Stamp and die cut the sentiment, adding a touch of color with markers.




Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

You're Some Kind of Wonderful

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another card using lots of The Stamp Doctor dies and stamps:

Center Step Card Die
Center Step Card Die Layers
Bottle Cap and Flower Die Set
Simple Sentiments 2 Clear Stamps



Using the Center Step Card Die, I die cut the card from pink cardstock, then used the Center Step Card Die Layers to create the top layers using brown cardstock.  on the center panels, I stamped the smallest flower from Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set repeatedly to cover. 

Using the Bottle Cap and Flowers Die Set, I die cut approximately 8 layers of tissue paper in one pass and then formed flowers by adding a brad in the center and then fluffing up the tissue layers.  To add color, I lightly spritzed the flowers with water and dabbed some Clearsnap ink  on the flowers.

 
I mixed the flowers around some ribbon I tied around the card, then added the sentiment above which was also stamped with Clearsnap ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  A little metal butterfly was the perfect finishing touch.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Flowers for You

Good morning everyone,  Steph here with a quick and easy card using  G023 Dahlia Bouquet stamps.

The card is approximately 4 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I added a light pink panel approximately 4" x 4" on top and wrapped it with sheer ribbon.  Along the bottom of the card, I added 3 scored lines for a little more dimension.

 
The Dahlias were colored with Copic Markers and die cut with Spellbinders oval dies and added to the pink panel with foam adhesives for dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You make me Smile Center Step Card

Hi everyone, Steph here with a card that was a huge hit at the Syracuse and West Springfield stamp shows. 

I used the Stamp Doctor Center Step Card Die to create the card in one pass.  It cuts and scores so all you do is fold on the score lines and the card is ready to decorate.





I used the Stamp Doctor Fleur de Lis die set, which is a set of 6 dies.  Cutting the central panel and side panels from cardstock, placed them on sticky back paper and added glitter to achieve the fun shimmery look.  You could also do this by placing glitter paper behind the cardstock.

 
The bottom border is also from the Fleur de Lis set, a delicate element that fits the card perfectly.
 
The sentiment is from Simple Sentiments and is a perfect fit in the center of my card.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Orlando Stamp Show

Hey Stamp Doctor fans - we are going to be in Orlando, FL this weekend!!!!


Stampfest is being held at the
 
International Palms Resort
6515 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
 
Saturday, June 28 from 9a - 5p
Sunday, June 29 from 10a - 3p
 
Hope you can come see us.  We have so much to share with you.
 
 
Steph
 
 
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

West Springfield, MA Stamp Show - Part 2

Hi everyone, Steph here with part 2 of the "behinds the scene" look at setting up for a stamp show.  It's Saturday and we are all set up and ready for the West Springfield, MA show.  Look at all the fun products in the booth.



Customers love the products and love seeing how to use them, so the demo table was busy all weekend.


The Stamp Doctor is demoing water color techniques with Spellbinders dies, The Stamp Doctor stamps, Memento Ink, water color pencils and a Dove blender.


Check out the samples sitting on the demo table.  Customers love them and The Stamp Doctor has a variety to display with her products.  The samples really show you how versatile and fun her products are.


Got a question or an issues?  Ask The Stamp Doctor.
 
Again, the show has ended and it's time to pack up.  Packing is a little easier and faster this time.  We are getting better!  While Mechelle and Mom head back to Boise, ID, I headed back to Long Island.
Their trip takes about 5 days, but mine only takes 3 hours.  It's nice to be "local"!
 
Next stop is the Orlando show at the International Palms Resort on International Drive the last weekend of June.  I am so excited!  Hope you can make plans to see us there.
 
 
Steph
 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

West Springfield, MA Stamp Show - Part 1

Hi everyone, Steph here again with a "behinds the scene" look at setting up for a stamp show.  Check out some prior posts on setting up for the Syracuse, NY show.

The Stamp Doctor was setting up this show at the West Springfield, MA the first weekend of June, 2014.  While no deer was injured getting to this show, The Stamp Doctor's vehicle decided it needed some repair work before it could begin it's journey back to Boise, ID.  Never a dull moment!!!

So, after getting the racks and backdrop in place, The Stamp Doctor went to repair her vehicle while Mom and I got the booth in order.

I took some photos to give you an idea of all that goes on to get ready for a show. 

Mom is busy putting out product.
 


Signs and display boards are hung so customers can see how to use the products.


The demo table is ready with samples.


Set up is done and we are now ready for the weekend.  Time for dinner and a good night's sleep.

Stop back later this week for a look at the weekend's fun.

Steph

Sunday, June 15, 2014

More Father's Day Cards

Good morning everyone,  Steph here today wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

I've created some more Father's Day cards using the same stamps as I used here, but these cads are horizontal rather than vertical. 



 
 
As you can see these stamps are quite versatile.   And when using cardstock, it isn't necessary to color in the images.
 
 
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph