Monday, September 14, 2009

Trying to do too many things at once

I have been busy remodeling my house, buying property in Moses Lake and having company this summer to keep up with everything. Blogger and Facebook are taking a back seat so I can do my best at keeping my Washington state stamping Yahoo group from falling behind. If you want to see more up to date techniques & tips, check out my stamping group. You don't have to live close bye, but know that when we talk stamp stores or conventions that it will be in the WA state area.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Technique & Card Sketch # 10

Card sketch done by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Quilted Card Directions
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
1. Pick out some scrapbook paper scraps that coordinate with each other. If you are using three patterns punch 6 of each. For two patterns (like I have here) punch 10 of each. I stamped and colored images for half the squares on my card.
2. Work out your quilt pattern on a coordinating color of cardstock with a small amount of repositionable adhesive on the back of your quilt blocks.
3. When your design is set. Use a good adhesive to secure your quilt blocks
4. Using three of the colors, cut two 2 inch squares and one 1 3/4 square. Adhere to the card front as shown.
5. I stamped & colored my image for the smaller square, but you could always put a bow or embellishment on the smaller square.
6. To make it look more like a quilt, I made stitch marks around each block with a black pen and chalked around the main image piece.

Two Tips that work well together

Card Size & Envelope to Try
I found two tips that work great together.

From Nichole Heady:
My new favorite card size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". They are so cute AND cost efficient. From an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper I can make three cards.

Note from Sue: Cut your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock every 3 1/2" down the page and when each piece is folded it will be 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". You will have a 1/2" strip left over.

For an Envelope to fit these small cards see Julie Ebersole's BLOG:
'A-2 Envy for a square card'.

Note from Sue: You will have to adjust the size of the paper inserted into the envelope to 2" wide X 4 1/8" long to properly fit with the 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Card Sketch #9

Card Sketch by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) using MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Here is a valentine sketch card that can be done with any punch or die cut. Just punch out your design and attach it to the cut out with a piece of ribbon. Layer it onto your card front, add a sentiment and you have a quick and easy card.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Tip to Share

Ribbon from Fabric
by Annette Warkentin

Fusible webbing or freezer paper can be ironed to the back of a strip of fabric, cut in widths and used in your art. Guillotine paper cutters and rotary trimmers work well to cut the fused fabric.
Happy stamping,
Annette Warkentin

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Another Idea to Try

If you like Copics or want to know more about what you can do with these markers, here is a blog that has over a years worth of entries just on techniques for using Copic markers.

Copic Markers – Tutorials
by Debbie Olson

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Card Sketch #8

Card sketch drawn by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
This card was made by Paper Piecing 3D layers on the dress. For directions on this blog go to
The stamp is by Frantic Stamper and can be found here.

Another Tip to Share

I got this tip from Annette and she was nice enough to give me permission to share it.

Float off used postage stamps for collage or backgrounds
by Annette Warkentin

Float used/canceled postage stamps off envelopes by placing the stamp face down in warm, soapy water. Wait a minute or two and the stamp will float off the envelope. Dry between weighted paper towels. Your canceled stamps are ready to use in collage or to make a montage, scan, print and use as backgrounds. Be sure that the scanned stamps are not complete so copyright laws are addressed. Overlap the stamps a bit, be sure the canceled portion is visible and if in doubt, go to the USPS website to check out their policy.
Happy stamping,
Annette Warkentin

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another Try This Idea

by Mary O'Neil (Hot Potatoes Rubber Stamps)
on DIY

Stamp with Sticky Lint Roller & More,2025,DIY_13775_2270775,00.html

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Card Sketch #7

Card sketch drawn by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with MS Word

Card by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

Here is a card sketch that would work perfect for a man's card with a car image (or any masculine image). But just as great with a pretty floral image and a matching background paper.

Rubber stamps stored correctly

Rubber stamps stored correctly
by Tracy Liu

If you store your stamps in drawers, make sure that you do not stack them more than 2 high. Stacking them higher than this squishes the rubber on them and is not good for the stamp.

Note from Sue: If stamps are jumbled in a drawer, one stamp can put a dent in the rubber of another stamp.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Try This Idea by Deanne Burton

I'm back again

I had a very nice Christmas, but it was a busy time for me. I am back now and have all kinds of new things to share. I am going to try and update at least 2 0r 3 times a week with Tips, Techniques and Card Sketches.