Last Day For Love Letters Challenge

Young Heart by Wendy Price

Young Heart by Wendy Price

Today is the last day to enter your projects in our February Love Letters Challenge. You have until 11:55pm Pacific Standard Time tonight to link your project to our link tool for consideration.

You can click on the link tool in the right sidebar of the blog —————>

Or you can visit the inspiration and leave your link here on the Challenge Page.

Even if you’re not entering, you can click on the link and see all the terrific entries, visit them online, and leave supportive, encouraging comments for your fellow crafters!

Get your fill (and refill) of Clearsnap inks!!

Clearsnap ink pads come deliciously full of top quality ink, but the fact that they have refills available for all of their pads is such a plus! Keeping a stamp pad well-inked provides so many benefits to the stamper.

  • You can use less downward pressure on a well-inked pad to ink your stamp thoroughly. This helps to avoid inking any excess rubber in the center or edges of your design, decreasing stamping mistakes.
  • Inking lightly allows you to press more firmly on the paper and get a better, clearer impression.
  • A well inked pad is also less likely to dry and shrink. Shrinkage can cause the pad to pull away from its plastic case and makes it fall apart more quickly.

But these benefits are secondary to all the exciting things you can do with just a bottle of ink!! The availability of color-matched ink refills allows you to sponge matching background colors, distress the edges of your card panels, and use tools like brayers to create amazing background patterns.

You can even make cards like these alcohol ink cards by Jennifer Dove and Wendy Price by applying Surfacez ink refills to a makeup sponge, dabbing on glossy cardstock, then spritzing with Surfacez Cleaner or Rubbing Alcohol. WOW!!

Go check out what our other Design Team Members are doing with Clearsnap products today! Be sure to comment on their projects and don’t miss tomorrow’s big Blog Hop and loads of inspiration!

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Clearsnap Blog

March Challenge – February Winner

Just a quick reminder that our Monthly Challenge information is now on it’s own page. You can get there by clicking on 2103 Challenge Contest at the very top of the page here (above our header).  We’ve posted February’s Winner there and every week we update our Challenge Inspiration from our Design Team for you. Enter your projects in the contest for your chance to win one of our newest Cling Jumbo Rubber Stamps with matching FREE Template!  (link to February Winner Announcement HERE)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We sure hope all of you are enjoying your “day of love.”  Take a look at the cute cards some of our Design Team have created celebrating that Love is in the Air! We’d love to see what you create, and our February Challenge is in full swing celebrating all kinds of loving occasions from Valentines to Weddings to Anniversaries. You can see all the details HERE.

Wendy Price is sharing a darling valentine using our Rose Thoughts Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set today:

Rose Thoughts by  Wendy Price

Rose Thoughts by Wendy Price

DT member Kristine Reynolds is celebrating with an anniversary card today:

Kissin Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

Kissin Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

We sure hope your day is turning out to be terrific!

Check out our February Challenge

A quick reminder that you can find our monthly challenges on our Challenge Page (there’s also a link at the VERY tip top of our blog).

Kissing Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

Kissing Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

Our February Challenge – Love is in the Air – celebrating Valentines, Weddings, Anniversaries, and LOVE is in full swing.

And check out our January Winner – Larissa Heskett!

Quick Challenge Reminder

Just a quick reminder that our Challenges can now be found on the page way at the tippy top of our blog! You can see the January inspiration and entries for our Sweet Kiddos theme HERE
We hope you’ll play along with us!

Loving Wishes

We have another great tutorial from Yana Smakula here today! She’s using our Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio again to show how these super versatile stamps can even be a darling Valentine!  Butterflies are just such a multi-use image with so many possibilites! Here’s one more that makes this set even more irresistible!
Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here and today I have a quick and easy butterfly card using the new CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set and Black Glass Glitter.
I am honestly in love with these butterflies! They are so versatile, feels like I can use them over and over again on my cards.
As always, I made a few step by step images of how the card came together.
1. I first stamped the large butterfly twice on white cardstock and coloured with copic markers, cut the images out:
I wanted to layer one butterfly on top of another to give the card more dimension. I chose the orange one for the top and placed red one on the bottom.
2. I covered the middle part of orange butterfly with black crushed glass glitter. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives to hold the glitter:
3. Using a die from Spellbinder’s Paper Arts I cut a banner and stamped a sentiment from SSC1159 Rose Thoughts stamp set. Because my sentiment was straight and the banner had a curve to it I positioned acrylic block over the paper banner and placed the stamp on the block following the lines of the banner:
4. I adhered the banner to the butterfly and finished the card:

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