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Video Tutorial: Create Your Own Designer Chipboard with Your Stampin’ Up! Products

Create Your Own Designer Chipboard Elements using Stampin' Up! Products

I’ve always strongly believed that creativity is a gift that we all possess – for some it comes naturally, for others it needs to be discovered and developed.

Interestingly though, creativity seems to ebb and flow – even amongst those who fully embrace and acknowledge themselves as creatives.

For the last few months I have found myself being swept along by a flow of creative ideas, and it’s been such a wonderful place to be! (more…)

Video Tutorial – “Dropping In To Say Hi”


Since it’s been awhile since I have created and posted a video for you, (you can read about why HERE if you missed that post)  I decided to do exactly that for today’s post.

The card I created today uses only Stampin’ Up! Products & the main stamp set and punch I used are from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I incorporated a variety of different techniques. First off, to create the acorns – I stamped the top and bottom images one at a time, and punched them out.  In the video I share a quick tip for minimizing cardstock wastage. (more…)

When things don’t turn out the way you expect

Have you ever noticed that things don’t ever seem to go the way you plan?

I guess that’s why they say “life is what happens when you are busy making other plans”

Well this summer definitely lived up to that saying!

As many of you know I had surgery on June 2nd. It was my first surgery ever, and as far as surgeries go, I think it went quite well. I seemed to recover fairly quickly – at least enough that I was occasionally able to sneak down to my studio and create, post to my blog and send out email updates to you guys – all while my husband wasn’t paying attention LOL – because, you know, you’re actually supposed to rest after a surgery (how ’bout that?) (more…)

Let’s Make It Over: Hello You Made My Day


Welcome to another Let’s Make It Over – a special feature here on the Sunny Stampin’ Blog designed to help you think out of the box to adapt card ideas you see on the web and transform them into something that is uniquely your own using your stash of Stampin’ Up! products.

Today I show you how I transformed a card from Amy Sheffer – a Papertrey Ink Design Team member. (more…)

The Myth of Creativity – Breaking Through Your Creative Barriers


In all my years of blogging and teaching paper crafting – in speaking with and teaching thousands of card makers and mixed media artists around the world – the #1 thing that I hear, over and over again is this:

“I am not creative”, “I am not artistic”, “I can’t come up with my own ideas”,  “I don’t know how to take an idea and make it my own”.

Different ways of saying it – but ultimately all saying the same thing.  “I am not creative!”

I am here to tell you that this belief is absolutely, unequivocaly NOT TRUE! (more…)