Parked at the Beach – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #600

Holy Mackerel!  is this really my 600th card tutorial!   Seems like yesterday that I started my blog.   How long have  you all been hanging out here?  Are you still enjoying the cards that I put up?

I’m thinking about changing things a bit.  I’m finding that I’m not getting as much out of my stamp sets as I should.  So, I’m thinking about doing a series on a set weekly.  Example, doing 2 or 3 tutorials using the same set.  Would this also be helpful to you?  I know it will make me stretch creatively, which will some times be painful, lol.   Let me know your feelings by commenting below.  I’ll be using a random number generator to select one of the commenters and give them this Stampin’ Up! Hostess Set, Summer Afternoon.

I’ll do the drawing on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

About today’s card tutorial, I’m leaving for an all expense paid trip to Fiji in a couple of days.  I was able to earn it by being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Gotta love a job that you can earn income and fabulous trips as well.

Anyhow, my mind is already at the beach so I put it on paper.   Follow along with the tutorial below and let’s go to the beach together!

***************************************************************

I’ve added this card to my sales page where you will also find some great deals on retired stamp sets.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT

***************************************************************

Learn How to Brayer

I now have an online beginner brayer video class that will teach you how to brayer a beautiful 3 color sky. CLICK HERE TO GET IT.

****************************************************************

Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Road to Happiness (item #126547)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges, mini silver brads, silver gel pen, Stampin’ write makers (Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black), 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ square punches, Brayer and a post it note

Brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at the top of a 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

Brayered Crumb Cake ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Masked the top 1/2″ of card stock using a post it note and sponged in the horizon line using Tempting Turquoise ink.

Stamped the card using Real Red ink.

Stamped the beach accessories using Stazon Jet Black ink.

Colored the wheels, windshield and seat back using a Basic Black marker.  Colored the surfboard with a Tempting Turquoise marker.  Colored the Bucket using a Daffodil Delight marker.  Colored the guitar and basket using a Crumb cake marker.  Colored the shovel with a Real Red marker. and colored the headlights and hubcaps using a Silver Gel pen.

Masked the car using a post it note and added a shadowing with Crumb Cake ink.

Added a Real Red panel, Tempting Turquoise panel, Basic Black panel, 4 Basic Black 1 3/8″ square punches and 4 Real Red 1 1/4″ square punches.

Cut a short strip of Basic Black card stock and nipped the end using a square punch so it created a “V” shape at one end.

Added the strip to the card front and added mini silver brads.

Added a strip of Tempting Turquoise down the bottom of the surfboard and a strip of Real Red marker along the bottom of the car to create more dimension.

Here is te finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May your day be just beachy!

Until my next post. . . . . .

Hugs,

Weight loss in 2013: 20.4 lbs

**********************

It’s that time of year to say goodbye to some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamps and accessories.  It’s time to snap up the stamp sets and accessories that are on your wish list.  Check it out before they are GONE, GONE, GONE.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RETIRED STAMP LIST!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RETIRING ACCESSORIES!!!

*********************

Customers placing a $50 merchandise order, using me as their demonstrator, from today April 12, 2013 through April 30, 2013 will receive the advanced brayer picture tutorial for this card free of charged via e-mailed.  This is in addition to my customer token program.  :) See token program details at the bottom of this post.

If you wish to purchase the advanced brayer picture tutorial for this card you can find it HERE ON MY SALES PAGE.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.

***************************************************************************

**********************

Stampin’ Up’s Color Refresh! I love color and I know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who Stampin’ Up! is and what they offer. It’s important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so I am thrilled to share Stampin’ Up’s updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as I am by the new possibilities!

Why now? In 2010 Stampin’ Up! did a big color renovation and shared their plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep their colors on trend. Well it has been three years and I am excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! Stampin’ Up! is welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. Stampin’ Up! did anticipate increased demand and based their forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone–including your own personal purchases. We encourage you to get your favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

********************************

Item Description Price
131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95
130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95
133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
$32.08
15% Off Retail Value!

Read On . . .

  • We’re introducing the line with these five products, but we’ll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we’re only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).
  • You get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent?
  • Bundle ordering deadlines:
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

********************************

YouTube Preview Image

 

********************************

stampin up best of april butterflies

 

Download the monthly flyers

Download the Collector’s Card

Best Of 25 Years

********************************

 

Spring is definitely in the air, and we can’t wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here’s your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

We’ve bundled it with the coordinating 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

Dates: March 15 – May 30, 2013

Price Description Item #
$23.95 Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear) 133899

What if you already have the punch? Don’t fret! Just buy the set!

Price Description Item #
$14.95 A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear) 129090

*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

Spring Surprise Order Deadlines:
Phone: Tuesday, May 30, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX and Online: Tuesday, May 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

********************************************

Have you checked out the great clearance rack at Stampin’ Up!  CLICK HERE

***********************************************************

Michelle’s Free Stamp Program

Don’t miss out on my Customer’s free stamp set program. Check it out!  For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token.  Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc.  After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $30 or less.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  :)

Note:  if you have actual tokens from my old program they are still good.

**************************************************

Also, check out my new Zindorf Naturals Soap Page.  This stuff is oh so good for your skin.   CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT.

 

86 responses to “Parked at the Beach – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #600

  1. I’ve been checking your blog daily since almost the beginning. I broke a couple of ribs in Feb. 2008. I couldn’t do a whole lot so I found Splitcoast, then a card of yours I liked and followed the link to your blog. The rest is history. I took both your fabulous classes when you were in our area, too! I will be an avid follower no matter what you do. I think the weekly set idea sounds fun!

  2. Michelle love this card and your idea is the best! I would like to see more cards made with one set. You have a wonderful vacation and have fun, we will expect a lot of pictures. Bless you Janet

  3. Oh forgot I would love to win the set!

  4. kathy amstutz

    I really love your tutorials and find that I am no longer ‘afraid’ of my brayer thanks to you! I do like your new idea, though, as we can then make the most of our stamp sets instead of thinking of just one idea for them. Thanks for keeping your blog fresh and keeping your readers in mind while doing it. Have a GREAT trip to Fiji!

  5. Congrats on the 600th! post. what an accomplishment. I like the idea of doing a series with the same set. when i sit down to stamp. I tend to use what’s in front of me and I don’t often make the same card twice. So variations with the same set is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
    happy stamping, Trish

  6. What a wonderful trip! Have fun!!!!! Love all of your cards and tutorials. And this set that you are giving away is awesome! I would love to win it!!!!!!!

  7. Michelle, I need to also make better use of my stamp sets so I think your idea is fabulous. Have a great trip! I am so jealous!

  8. Michelle, I love the idea of 3 ways to use a stamp set. It makes me more interested in purchasing the set. I am in awe of your creativity and originality. Your cards are amazing and something I can actually DO. My friend and I had so much fun doing the Wicked Witch of the East under the house card. I always look forward to checking out your blog. Have a fabulous time in Fiji !

  9. Melissa Layman

    I like the idea of the series of tutorials, Michelle. Sometimes you get focused on only one use for a stamp set and it’s hard to think out of the box, so to speak.

    Congratulations on 600 tutorials! Such an incredible milestone! I know I’ll be around for #1200!

    Mel.

  10. Love the idea of multiple uses for a stamp set. Have followed your blog for a portion of your 600 tutorials as I found my new hobby in the last couple of years after retiring. I am also an alumni of your classes! Enjoy your Fiji trip.

  11. Great idea to do different versions of a stamp set, Michelle . It would get us to “stretch” too. Enjoy Fiji !
    Carol b

  12. Congrats on 600 tutorials. All of your tutorials are incredible and I only wish I could make cards as wonderful as yours. I love the idea of how get more uses out of our stamp sets. This would be wonderful. Have a great trip and thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Maranda Mitchell

    I think your weekly idea is great, I think many of us do not get the full use of our stamp sets. I have been following you for a few years now. I have also done your classes in Nashville, Indiana. Have a fabulous trip, rest and relax as well.

  14. Stacey Ailes

    I love receiving your emails Michelle; your designs are always an inspiration. Great idea to do a series using the same stamp set! By the way, congrats on how well you’re doing with your weight loss :-) Enjoy Fiji!

  15. Holy smokes, Michelle! I have this set and didn’t even know it had a surfboard in it! I haven’t actually used it yet so maybe that’s my excuse for not knowing, lol! Anyway, I like the idea you have of doing a few cards from the same set. It will give me more than one idea for a card. I’ve taken one of your classes when you came to Florida and loved it. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing your talent with the brayer! Keep on rolling!

  16. Great idea, Michelle! I used to be in a card swap where we would sometimes all use the same set. That was fun to see what others came up with. I am sure I don’t use my sets to their fullest either. Can’t wait to see you stretch creatively!! Have a wonderful time on your trip to Fiji!!!

  17. I think that’s a GREAT idea! Looking forward to it!
    FIJI??? WOW! E-N-J-O-Y!

  18. I think that is a great idea if we do have that stamp set it gives us more ways to use it and if we don’t it might convince us more to buy it :)

  19. i just love your blog. I learn something new with each post. Thank you! And I think that is a terrific idea to feature a set. I have a hard time seeing them for exactly as they are and you always find such unique ways to use things. Keep up the great work. Congrats on the 600!

  20. Nancy Baxter

    Dear Michelle,
    Congratulations on Tutorial #600! I have been following you almost since your beginning posts. I love your style and ideas. You see ways that I appreciate. What an artist’s eye you have! Please continue your tutorials in whichever direction you feel comfortable in going. I’m sure that whatever you post will be fabulous. You are definitely one of a kind in the best fashion! Thanks. Nancy B

  21. Love that red car! I’d like to have you do a series on a stamp set. I have sets I’ve never even used and now they are expiring! I’ve learned so much from you and get such pleasure out of your cards and instructions. You’re the best. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

  22. Mary Jo Morgan

    I really like the idea of a series with one set. We all would be able to make better use of our stamp sets that way. I really appreciate your creativity and the way you do your tutorials. Thank you!

  23. Congratz with the 600 tutorials and the Fiji trip. I love the idea of stretching our creativity by means of a series of tutorials with one set. Hope you will enjoy your trip and come back full of new inspiration. Please continue to “feed” us with your awesome tuts!

  24. I like your idea of card examples using one set of stamps. Am jealous of your trip to Fiji, can’t wait for pics! Enjoy your tutorials very much!

  25. Enjoy your trip. Sounds like a fun time. This stamp set is so cute. I would love to win it to decorate my scrapbook pages with and make cards with. Hugs, Becky

  26. Have a most wonderful trip – congratulations on earning what is sure to be a most awesome reward!
    I would also like to add, as others have said, that seeing several different cards from you using the same set is a wonderful idea. Your tutorials are incredibly well done and I enjoy looking even if I’m not making! LOL!

  27. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Michelle, I just recently discovered your blog and I have enjoyed and learned so much in this past 6 or 7 months. I love all your tutorials, you explane the techniques in such a way that they are so easy to follow. I love the way you use the bryer and I’ve been practicing but still have a lot to learn. Thank you for the chance to win this really awesome stamp set.
    I think that your idea of making several cards using the same set will definitely be helpful. Enjoy your trip to Fiji, you lucky girl.

  28. Brenda Evans

    How could anyone not be happy about more tutorials from you. I love them all and always have.

  29. it would be fun to see several cards made from the same set. whatever makes you happy though. this is YOUR blog after all! 😉

    have a fabulous trip!

  30. I love the idea of multiple cards from one stamp set. I followed a link from Splitcoast and have followed you since via e-mail. I found my new hobby after retiring when I walked into a stamp store looking for a stamp with lines. LOL I thought I was going into a store that made, like, office stamps, etc. I didn’t find the stamp I was wanting, but I found a great group of women who introduced me into making cards. I have learned so much from your tutorials and have shared them with my fellow Stamp Therapists.

  31. Lovely card…thank you for giving us a chance to win some stamps.
    Tish

  32. I love the idea of a stamp set a week. It challenges your creativity with one set, but it benefits us with your creative ideas on how to use a single set in different ways.

    (Oh, and thank you for the chance to win that pretty stamp set!)

  33. I would like to see multiple projects done with the same stamp set especially if all stamps in the set were used during the week. The more ideas I see, the more likely I am to buy a particular set.

  34. Michelle Montague

    Love this card, and I love the idea of several ideas for the same stamp set! Congrats on your 600th tutorial!

  35. Oh yes I would love to see more projects done with one stamp set. That would be great and very helpful for me. I love your blog and congrats on your #600 tutorial. That is wonderful I hope you have a wonderful time in Fiji.

  36. Congrats on no 600 – lovely one. YES I do still enjoy them.
    It would be really interesting to see a set used in several different ways but don’t put yourself under too much pressure – it is supposed to be fun! Enjoy your trip – that does sound fun.

  37. I look forward to your tutorials – have followed you for a long time. A series on using individual stamp sets in different ways would be great inspiration. Would love to win the “Summer Afternoon” set – if I can’t be with you at the beach, I can “stamp about it!”

  38. I am sure you will have a wonderful time in Fiji and I am sure you will come back inspired and ready to get back to creating. I would love to see a couple of your ideas for each stamp set. I think it is a great idea, but maybe you should try it out on just one set each month instead of on every card you make.

  39. I would love to see a series on 1 set… I get stuck in ruts with some images & I know you could jump-start some out-of-the box ideas for me.
    (Actually, however… ANYTHING you do jump-starts ideas for me!)

  40. I would love to see multiple projects done with the same stamp set . Congrats on #600. Enjoy your trip to Fiji. Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. I love the idea of having tutorials for multiple cards made out of one stamp set. I often buy a stamp set for one idea and then rarely, if ever, use it again. I cant wait!!

  42. I have been watching your blog for a very long time. I think it would help me out by you doing more with each stamp set. Thank you for the tutorials they are beautiful.

  43. Kathleen Grubby

    Yes, I think it is an EXCELLENT idea to do a series using one set of stamps! I have a problem making full use of my sets too; tend to use just one image from a set. Congrats on your 600th tutorial, too!

  44. MaryJarvis Futrell

    What a great idea! I love your tutorials (600!!!) and your style. It will be fun to see different looks for the stamp sets and a neat challenge for you. I can’t wait to see your creations!

  45. Aimee Miller

    Absolutely!! I love this idea. I have been enjoying and learning from your blog for over a year and I think that this will be a lot of fun..

  46. I think it is a fab idea!! I like to see how much bang I am going to get for my buck, so showing the versatility of a set makes a difference. Plus, I like to CASE your designs so this would give me lots to pick from — thanks Michelle!!

  47. I think doing a series is a great idea! Have fun on your trip.

  48. I believe using an entire set on a set of cards would be a nice thing to explore.

  49. Wow! 600 is a LOT! Thanks so much for all the great cards and tuts. I think it is fun to see different ways to use the same sets. I love the set you are giving away. Hope I’m the lucky one.

  50. That is a great idea. It will be neat to see how you use all of the stamps in one set.

  51. Stephanie S.

    I would love to see tutorials for a whole set. I really do like this one with the car and haaave a fun time.

  52. Heather Mills

    Ooohh, I think it would be a fabulous idea to do a week of using the same stamp set. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut using stamps in always the same way and we need other ideas to jump-start our own. Have fun on your trip; nothing better than free!!

  53. Hi Michelle, doing several cards with one set is a fabulous idea. It will show how differently cards can look using the same resources. I would love to see you do this! Have a fantastic trip too! – Carey

  54. Congratulations Michelle on giving us 600 inspirational tutorials. I love your idea of using the one stamp set in different ways. I am sure that it will not be too painful on your wonderfully creative mind and all of your readers are going to adore your new creations. Thank you.

  55. Congrats on ALL of your accomplishments. Loved today’s card–well I always love them all. I think your idea sounds terrific. I am on a less is more kick and trying to stretch my resources all the way around. I would love to win the offered stamp set too. That bike is calling my name.

  56. i think i have been watching your tutorials since the beginning! and yes, i do get a lot out of them! i like the idea of you using a set for multiple cards….it helps me see other uses for my own stamps.
    btw, i get your posts in my email so rarely do i comment. but that does not mean i am not commenting in my head! lol!
    i appreciate all your hard work and creativity!
    sandyh

  57. I love when you combine sets for a really unique perspective. You are creating art at a level that I can understand. Your step by step tutorials are fantastic. I think it would also be great to see 3 ways to use a set. Thanks for a chance to win this set and all that you do to help us stretch our wings!

  58. Great idea on stretching a set of stamps with multiple ideas on how to get more mileage out of a stamp set. Love that idea! Your details and explanations are wonderful and so helpful. Thanks for all the time you put into your blog! And thanks for a chance to win the stamp set!

  59. Therese in Australia

    I would love to see a series of ways to use the same stamp set. I sometimes get stuck in a rut and do the same design/layout with different colours so seeing different ways to use the same would would be great. I think I have been following you for about 300 tutorials. I can’t believe how many you have done but WELL DONE to not only make them but persevere in sharing them. And congratulations on your trip to Fiji. I am sure it will be wonderful and well deserved

  60. Love the new idea for weekly series. I tend to get hung up and not see the veratility of sets.
    thanks for all you do!

  61. I love your constant inspirations! I took one of your classes 2 years ago, learned loads. I’m sorry I missed your class in Sacramento, since it seems you aren’t traveling this year. I like the idea of using one set, I have done this and find it quite stretching and satisfying.
    Enjoy your well deserved trip!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this set.

  62. Susan in Manchester NH

    Hi Michelle! – Wow 600 tutorials! I love your work and the inspiration you have given all of your followers. Have a well deserved trip. – I would love to focus on one stamp kit a week- would open the mind to all the amazing things you can do with one set! Thank you

  63. I have been following your blog for quite a while now and love your work. I would love to see a set of tutorials using the same set. Have a wonderful trip. A xx

  64. LOVE your creations…. Check you daily prob since the beginning! I just love your techniques and how you make things look so “real” . It would be great to see more than one card made with a set – that is something I struggle with sometimes. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me! And others! Hugs to you!

  65. I just love your blog. I learn something new with each post. And I think that is a terrific idea to feature a set. Congrats on the 600!

  66. Congratulations on #600! I’ve been following your blog since about #100. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. I think it’s a great idea to show multiple uses for a stamp set. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation!

  67. I would enjoy/appreciate a weekly series. I own this stamp set and used it once to make a wedding card. I believe I will break it out again and can definitely say “Surf’s Up”!

  68. #600! Congrats and thank you for sharing your fabulous creativity with us. You’ve helped me stretch and grow to become a better artist and I will be forever grateful to you. The card looks appropriately beachy and I’m sure you’ll have fun with your Fiji adventure (a destination on my bucket list). Thanks for the chance to win some ‘candy’

  69. Michelle,
    I’ve been following your tutorials for several years, since before you taught your wonderful brayer classes in CO. I think your tutorials are great, get me to stretch a bit when I try to CASE one of your cards.

    I love the idea of getting more out of each stamp set. I find it funny, though, that YOU think you don’t get enough out of one set. You show far more creativity in using them than I possess. I really love how you use markers and shading to add dimension to the stamps. That’s just not something that comes naturally to me.

    Congrats on your fabulous vacation. Know that you’re leaving behind many envious stampers!

    Niki

  70. Phyllis Freese

    A weekly theme may be fun to try to mix things up a bit. It never hurts to try something different. Have a great trip and thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

  71. Debbie Miller

    I think it’s a great ideal. I know my sets are under-utilized. I think it would be fun and definitely worth trying out. As far as whether or not we are still “hanging out” and enjoying your tutorials – let me give you a resounding YES MA’AM!!! I look for your tutorials almost every day. I pray you continue onward. Thank you for these tutorials.

  72. I would like several card ideas on the same stamp set. That is a huge challenge for me and I understand what you mean about stretching the creativity! I try to do this with my punches. Show all the different ways to use one punch! Thank you for all you share with us!

  73. Congrats on your 600th tutorial! I’ve been following your posts for quite some time and enjoyed taking your classes when you were in the area. Love the new tutorials you are offering. I like the idea of using the same stamp set. I typically don’t buy a set until you’ve used it in several cards. How about you pick 3 sets a month and make 3-4 cards from each. Then you could spread your creativity over a month instead of a week (yikes!). Looking forward to more beach inspired cards when you return from your totally awesome vacation! Thanks for all you do for us.

  74. I am excited about your idea to create and share a variety of ideas for a single stamp set… I think it would help me from only ‘seeing’ one thing when I look at the set, and that would surely make me want it all the more! lol…

  75. I absolutely LOVE your cards and think of it as a little present when I receive a notice of a new card post. I think it’s an awesome idea to post several different cards using the same stamp set. It would be a tremendous help.

  76. Kris in Alaska

    I just love your tutorials! I think it would be a FABULOUS idea to show the many different ways to use one stamp set! Honestly, I’m usually looking at which stamp set you are using FIRST to see if I even have that one or have something similar I could use to get the same effect as you have on your card! Like with trees… there’s so many tree sets out there but some can stand in for others and to see what you’d do with any tree set would be wonderful! Thanks for keeping your blog content flexible, interesting and especially educational!

  77. Rita Simmons

    I have always loved your tutorials, no matter which stamp set you use. I like the idea of several tutorials for one stamp set, but I think you already do that. If I need a western theme card, you have several I can choose from, because you tag them. I am the minority here, but I like the varity of each tutorial. It would tempt me tho to buy a stamp set more often if you had 2 or 3 examples for each stamp set (which is why I have the western set, lol) Have fun on your trip! and no matter which way you decide to do it, I will still be a loyal follower. TFS

  78. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful tutorials! You are truly and inspiration. Congratulations on earning your trip to Fiji. Enjoy :)

  79. Hi Michelle
    This is a great idea: more cards with one stamp set.
    Have a great sunday

  80. Congratulations! I love your post. I look forward to getting them. Sometimes I even take time just to browse the older ones. I think the “series” thing is a great idea. Often I can come up with one idea, but struggle on another way to use the stamp set. Hope you have a great vacation. Would be really excited to add this blog candy to my collection! :)

  81. Beth Van Dyke

    I think that would be great! Especially since I created a rule for myself about using the stamp set again if I didn’t put it away. All though, it may give me the incentive to not clean up after myself. LOL It would be extrememly helpful with holiday cards. Have fun in Fiji!

  82. Kelly DeTommaso

    Hi Michelle. I love your technique and the idea to use the same stamp set for multiple cards; that will help customers maximize the use of a single stampset.

    All my best, Kelly

  83. Congrats on your 600th tutorial.. I’ve enjoyed them all. Also I’m so proud that you have earned a free trip to Fiji! How wonderful that must be… Have fun and relax and hopefully you will get inspiration from all the beauty that will surround you and come back with a bunch of ideas. Just love this car stamp set, and yes I would like to see more ideas using the same stamp set. ( I get in a rut and use the same stamp over and over the same way) I guess that’s the easy way. Thanks for the chance to win BLOG CANDY!

  84. Lovely card Michelle and I think it’s a great idea to see different ideas with the same stamps! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  85. I’ve been hanging out here for about 2 years I think, after discovering you on SCS, and have loved anticipating every tutorial and card you create! Thank you so much for all 600+ tutorials, your time and energy to share them is very much appreciated and such a source of inspiration! I do love seeing a different stamp set used each time, but I would be happy if you feature one stamp set for a series of tutorials also. So happy that you and Russ were able to go to Fiji, you’ve earned that for sure!! Thanks again!

  86. Connie Baccus

    Hi! I would love to see you use a stamp set more than once. Some of us folks are on a budget and need to make every set count. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to share these wonderful cards and tutorials with us. : )