Tip of the week videos

Tip of the week - Using your piercing mat

Use your Stampin’ Pierce mat for extra cushioning when stamping the clear Photopolymer stamps.

It’ll give you a better result.

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Tip of the week - Sticky Stamps

In this Tip of the Week, I’ll show you how to make your cling mount stamps easier to remove from the case and from the acrylic block.

Tip of the week - Labelling Stamps

Did you know that you can use the labels that come on your sticker sheet with your stamps? 

Watch to see how.

Tip of the week - Scrappy Strips

In this video I give you tips on how to use some of your DSP scraps to make some cool cards.

Wink of Stella

Did you know that you can add a bit of sparkle to your wooden elements? Just brush your Wink of Stella over them to give them subtle sparkle.

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Sharpening your punches

A handy hint if your punches start to lose their edge and refuse to cut cleanly any more.

Labeling Ink Pads

Today I’ll show you how to easily label the outside and inside of your ink pads. 

Simply Shammy

What do you clean your stamps with? I love my Stampin’ Up! Simply Shammy. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind.

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Embossing buddy

Have you ever wondered what the embossing buddy is used for? Please watch my short video and I’ll explain the mystery.

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Inking up an Aquapainter

Today I’m showing you how to pick up ink from the lid of your ink pad to use for water colouring with an aqua painter.

This prevents you damaging your ink pad and allow you to colour with which ever ink pads you have.

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Reversing Stamps

Did you know that you can use the reverse of this photopolymer stamp to add more colour to your stamped image?

Stamping Off - what does it mean?

In this video I’ll show you what ‘stamping off’ means and how to do it. This is a basic tip especially useful for beginners. Using the same ink pad, you can achieve a range of colours by repeat stamping without re-inking.

How to partially ink up a stamp using a Stampin' Write marker.
If you don’t want to use the entire greeting or image on a particular stamp, you can “ink up” just the part you need by using a Stampin’ Write marker.
Distinctive Stamping

Todays Tip of the Week is about distinctive stamping and how to get the best results when stamping with fine-detailed stamps.

How to read your Catalogue

Here’s a few handy hints to help you navigate through our Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

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Ink Pad Basics

A few things you might not have known about the Stampin’ Up! ink pads

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Embossed Punched Foil

Emboss some foil before you punch it out to add extra texture to your cards. I’ve used the hammered metal and beads and baubles folders to add texture to copper foil before punching the shapes out with the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack.

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Changing Paper Trimmer Blades

What do you do when you have to change the blades in your Stampin’ Up! trimmer? Check out the video to see how to change them.

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Taking cling stamps off their blocks

A very handy tip for when you need to peel your cling stamps off their blocks.

Snail Adhesive Basics

For my tip of the day I have gone back to basics for all those new to paper crafting. We all need to start somewhere 😊

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Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP

Here’s a tip showing you how to get the most out of your beautiful Copper foil.

Snow Globes

My team member Dawn kindly informed me that there is adhesive tape on both sides of the snow globe domes! Thanks Dawn. This will make attaching the domes MUCH easier. Hope you find this tip as helpful as I did.

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Punching instead of fussy-cutting

You don’t need to fussy cut to make a cute simple card, a round punch will do the trick with this lovely Bird Ballad DSP! Here’s a quick video showing how to make a simple card.

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Realigning images

Ever stick something down in the wrong place? Ever tried to realign it and ended up tearing your project. This simple hint could change all that

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Ruche your ribbon

Did you know that you can ruche your ribbon using a heat gun? Today’s tip is how to create this lovely effect using your heat gun with Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon

Looking Up card kit

Today’s tip of the week shows you how to use up any left overs from any of your card kits.

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Embossing Velum

Today’s tip of the week shows you how to make, emboss and score velum flowers.

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Tombow Glue

My tip of the week this week is a quick run through of the highly versatile Tombow glue.

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Bigshotting Larger Dies

My tip of the week this week is how to Big Shot some of your larger, thinner dies in a way that looks after both the die and the Big Shot plates.

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Background Stamping

My tip of the week is ‘don’t be afraid to stamp off the side of your card stock’. Stamping off the page creates a much more interesting visual effect and background for your card.

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Big Shotting with no magnetic plate

This week’s tip is how to keep your image in place if you don’t have a magnetic plate for your Big Shot.

We’ve all had this problem!

You have a scrap piece of card big enough to cut out with a framelit but too small that it becomes fiddly (and moves) when lining up your Big Shot plates.

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Embossing folder differences

Today’s Tip of the week demonstrates the differences between a textured embossing folder and a dynamic embossing folder.

Glueing small, fiddly elements

Today’s Tip of the week demonstrates how to glue small, fiddly elements to your cards and minimise glue mess.

Botanical Butterflies DSP

Today’s Tip of the week demonstrates how to punch beautiful butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP and minimise your paper wastage.

Lasting Lily stamping

Today’s Tip of the week demonstrates how to stamp perfect images and maximise your stamp pads to enable you to do so.

Crackle Paint Stamp

My tip of the week, using the Crackle Paint Stamp set, shows you how to use this large stamp if you don’t have the correct size block (Block F). There’s always more than one way to do something, check it out.

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A new use for Aqua Painters

My tip of the week is super easy and has nothing to do with cards but has everything to do with special envelopes such as the Memories and More Cards & Envelopes

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Attaching, Arranging and Layering

Here is my tip of the week that demonstrates how best to attach, arrange and layer card elements. I’m using the ‘Incredible Like You’ project kit for this demonstration.

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Embossing on Foil Paper

Did you know that you can stamp and heat emboss on Foil Paper? You can and it’s simple if you follow this tip.

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

Cutting out the butterflies can be a difficult task to get everything aligned properly…. not any more.

Cling Stamps

Here’s a great handy tip when stamping and assembling your new cling stamps.

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Sticky Stamps

Here’s my tip of the week when stamping with photopolymer stamps, and they lose their stickiness.

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Photopolymer Stamping

Here’s my tip of the week when stamping with photopolymer stamps in your card making.


My tip of the week when using embellishments in your card making.

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Heat Embossing Velum

Did you know that you can stamp and heat emboss on Vellum?

Colouring Rhinestones

My demonstration video showing how to colour rhinestone embellishments using Blender Pens from Stampin’ Up!

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Using Thinlit Dies

My tip of the week focusing on the Beautiful Baubles Bundle thinlit dies.

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Using the Stamparatus to make a card

Make a beautiful card using the Snow is Glistening stamp set and Stamparatus

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Textured Embossing Folder

A few handy hints when using a textured embossing folder in your Big Shot.

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Take Your Pick tool demo

My demonstration video showing how to use the fabulous Take Your Pick tool from Stampin’ Up!

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Festive Farmhouse Elements

Get the most out of your Festive Farmhouse Elements with this great tip.

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Shimmer Paint

My tip of the week using All-Purpose Ink – Champagne Mist to give your cards a beautifully subtle shimmer.

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