If You’re New To Stamping


I’m Blythe, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for nearly twenty-three years and I’m delighted you’re here.  I love Stampin’ Up! products and stamping in general.

Stampin’ Up! is a direct sales company which means that you place your orders through me.  You can do that via an email (blythe@stampingwithblythe.com), a phone call (209-352-1059) or by shopping in my online store and placing the order yourself.  A huge benefit of ordering through me is that you’ll receive total support from me before and after your order arrives.   You don’t get that kind of support from a clerk in a big box store.

Here are a few fun and easy projects and tips to get you going.  Remember, I am totally user friendly and you can ask me a question any time to help you get over a stumbling block.

Pine branchWinter card:  With just two stamp sets you can create a great birthday card for all seasons.  Just change up the foliage on the tree and the card stock colors and you have a totally different look.  Click here to see the details.

Sheltering Tree (137163) Birthday card



Pine branch Here’s a simple way to cover a pack of tissues so you can share it with a friend who’s not really feeling so hot.  Check out this post.

Tissue gift pack, swap item from OnStage Brussels



Pine branch Maybe you have someone for whom you’d like a pretty easy, but very striking card.  Try this layout.  If you want, you can change that printed paper, known as Designer Series Paper, to what suits you, select some coordinating card stock and still use the same Watercolor Words stamp set to flip it into a feminine card.  Until you stock up on supplies, you can use any old button from around your house for the embellishment!

Watercolor Word + Go Wilk Designer Series Paper Pack



Pine branch Here’s a quick, splashy and easy birthday card.  Just change the colors to suit your fancy.  Check it out here.

Autumn Splash Birthday Card



Pine branch This trio of cards shows you how easy it can be to stamp just one image, add a bit of coloring and a ribbon and have an awesome card.  Check it out here.

Happy Scenes (139821). $21.00
And here are a few essential techniques from earlier posts that will help you get going.
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One way of using a Stampin’ Marker directly onto the rubber stamp can be seen on this post, with the ‘artist’ being my 7-year old granddaughter.  She definitely got the hang of it!
Nora-marker to red rubber
She loved adding a fresh color to each word.
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If you don’t have the color of ribbon or twine you need for your card but you do have some white ribbon, try this tip here.
Magic: Water, ink refill, twine for a new color twine
Pine branchAnother way of using Stampin’ Write Markers to color a rubber stamp can be seen on this post for two methods of revitalizing the ink.
Ornament attached to card layer with Dimensionals

I’ve compiled a list of tools I think every crafter should have in their “tool chest”.  Click here to check it out.

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What Kind of Things Can You Stamp On?

Card Stock Paper
Cardboard Plastic
Fabric Porcelain
Food Stone
Glass Terra Cotta
Metal Tile
Mirrors Wood


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What Kind of Things Can Be Customized

Acrylic Sheets Clay Pots
Advent Calendars Cookies Magnets
Aprons Cups and Glasses Napkins
Awards Easter Eggs Ornaments
Balloons Favor Packaging Party Décor
Banners and Streamers Flash Cards Post-It Notes
Baskets Frames Puzzles
Birth Announcements Gift Bags and Boxes Ribbon
Birthday Cards Gift Tags Scrapbooks
Bookmarks Halloween Treats T-Shirts
Business Cards Holiday Decor Thank You Notes
Calendars Jewelry Walls and Borders
Canvas Shoes Lamp Shades Wedding Invitations
Christmas Décor Marshmallows Wrapping Paper and Tissue



































I hope these fun and easy products, techniques and tool tips will help you get you off to a great start. Remember, if you have questions, I’m always willing to answer them.


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