In my post today I will be sharing with you a bench full of techniques in the video tutorial.  Some will be using the tips and tricks for using the Sitting Pretty Bundle in the New Catalog and others will be how to do two step stamping with the new Stamparatus.  The Stamparatus is our new stamp positioning tool that is available now in the new 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, but more on that a little later.  Here’s a look at my card for today.

Okay, Okay the Stamparatus is a great must have tool for all Stampers, the Stamparatus helps you  perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiplies of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.  I will be sharing some great techniques in the coming weeks using the Stamparatus.

I am featuring not only the Stamparatus but also the new Embossing mat, if you have not seen it yet you are in for a treat.  It works with the Big Shot and will change your world.  Pair the new Big Shot Embossing Mat with your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies so that they will do more.  Use with dies that have decorative ejection holes for additional embossing, or with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut.  The Embossing Pad comes with the Impressions Pad, thin silicone rubber mat, and a thick silicone rubber mat so that you can use with each type of die.  I will do a more detailed video just using it in the future.  If you would like to see a video featuring the Big Shot Embossing Pad leave me a comment below.

The Sitting Pretty Stamp set was one that I got to see back in April at our demonstrator only event OnStage.  Julie DeMatteo (the Paper Pixie) got to present this bundle to the demonstrators in attendance.  She shared some fun cards, and some great tips on using this bundle.  I shared with you one of her tips in the video.  If you haven’t watched the video you need to do so Hint Hint!  It was the tip about inking up the paver embosser and how to do it.  Great tip!

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I hope that you have enjoyed my post today and found something helpful in the Video.  If you need any of the items you have seen you can find them in the supply list below, and in my online store 24/7.  You can find links to my online store in the Shop tab above or click on the shopping icon in this post.


Happy Stampin’


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