Buffalo Check

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Color makes all the difference!! I'm playing with all the Buffalo Check samples I recently made and posted. LOVE the versatility of the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797!!

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Checks stamped in NEW Mango Melody ink give a BRIGHT, CRISP feel. It's happy and youthful. This sweet little lion is from A Little Wild Stamp Set #144344.

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Cherry Cobbler and NEW Shaded Spruce inks create a wonderful CLASSIC, traditional Christmas feeling. Notice I added added lines within the checks with Shaded Spruce BLENDS marker! Sure changes the look. This adorable little tree is from Timeless Tidings Stamp Set #148936 20180913_160102

Lastly, Canjun Craze ink feels like chilly autumn and flannel shirts. I added TWO lines within the checks using Old Olive and Daffodil BLENDS markers. The sentiment is from Labels to Love Stamp Set #144967.

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Buffalo Check Background Stamp does it ALL!! It's a MUST for your collection!!

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Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

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This UNDER THE MISTLETOE Designer Series Paper #146921 is included in this month's promo: Buy 3 Designer Papers, Get 1 FREE!! This is the same card format as my last post. This fancy fold card begins with a 5-1/2 X 12" base. Score at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, and 10-1/4". It's EASY and a great way to show off Designer Paper!!

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Love these Reindeer!!

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This card features a "slip-off" belly band of 1 X 10". Try this FUN fancy fold!!

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Tips to Attach Vellum on Card Fronts

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This soft and simple snowflake card features the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #144686. The base card is Soft Sky and rather difficult for amatuer me to photograph. In person this is really sweet. The Snowflake is embossed on Vellum Card Stock #101856.

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I attached the Vellum top layer in two ways. I used Tear & Tape #138995 under the snowflake. 

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I also placed a glue dot on the dot of the "J" on the Soft Sky base card. Last, I centered the Vellum layer pressing the Tear & Tape and glue dot firmly. The glue dot is covered by a Rhinestone #144220. No adhesive shows thru on the front of the Vellum! So look for places under embellishments to "hide" your adhesives when using Vellum.

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 Make your Christmas card now!

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Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

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Christmas is coming and Santa's Sleigh is ready! For an elegant look, use FOIL PAPER! I chose the Champagne Foil Paper #144748 from the Holiday Catalog page 37.

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I paired the Foil Paper with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green for a traditional look. The black layer POPS the image. Get started on your Christmas Cards now!

 Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

#140278 - $30, twelve dies


Bridge Card Modified

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I love all the Bridge Card fancy fold layouts I am seeing, but wanted to change it a little. I moved the "bridge" piece up to the top of the card and used a window sheet instead of card stock! This makes the French Horn magically "float!"

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I used Tear 'n Tape #139995 to attach the Window Sheet #142314 at the very outside edges of the card. It's clear so it mostly disappears.

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This top view really shows the "floating" die cut. I used the Musical Season Bundle #146048, a favorite of mine!

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Yes, this card folds flat for mailing. It collapses to the side. Such a FUN fancy fold!!

TRY IT!

Here is your pattern:

Pattern


Quick Gift Card Holder

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The Season of Giving is right around the corner! This easy card holds a gift card or money. It features the CUTE Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111 from the Annual Catalog and the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.

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The pocket inside holds the gift card or money. Cut the base card 4-1/4" X 11 and score at 2-1/2" and 5-1/2". SIMPLE!! Did you notice that SWEET little ribbon?? It's Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon #144620. Give this Gift Card Holder a try - it's so easy!

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

#144111 - $11

Be Merry DSP $11

 


Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

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This EXQUISITE metallics on black card was created by my good friend and Team member, Barb Faulkner of South Beloit, Illinois! It's absolutely REGAL!!

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Barb die cut the little snowflakes w/ the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies using Champagne and Copper Foil Sheets. TIP: any excess glue can be removed from Foil Sheets using a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol! Handy info!!

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Mixing metallics is a HOT TREND!! The bottom edge uses the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape #144644. Love this creation by Barb!!

 Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

#144678 - $30

Also available bundled w/ stamps

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits $30


Painted Harvest Creates Holiday Wreath

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Sneak Peek!! This is the versatile PAINTED HARVEST STAMP SET coming September 1, 2017! This image is actually a sunflower, but creates a very pretty holiday wreath!! I love the shading that is built into the two-step image!! The sweet little bow is pre-packaged in the 2017-19 IN COLOR BITTY BOWS #144217 in the annual catalog.

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Another color combo shows a little "fork bow" made from the 5/8" Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon #144191.

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Colors: Old Olive and  Lemon Lime Twist for the wreath; Berry Burst. A BIG thanks to Bente Snow of Denmark for sharing her great holiday idea. LOVE it!!

Painted Harvest Bundle

with Punch

#146021 - $33.25

Coming September 1, 2017!! If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator, I'm happy to send you a Holiday Catalog. Email me: NancyFerb50@gmail.com


Holly Jolly Layers Host Stamp Set

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I have a guest stamper today, my friend and team member, Shari Wicks of Florida! What a VERY SWEET card she made featuring the Host Stamp Set, Holly Jolly Layers!

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The Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Squares Framelits are a perfect pair!! Lovely, Shari!! Thanks for sharing. Please note: the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits have sold out and will be back in stock the end of January. Put them on your WISH LIST!!


Peaceful Pines with Sparkle

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Peaceful Pines Stamp Set is FULL of options! I like a little SPARKLE myself! This card has a generous 1/4" frame of Silver Glimmer Paper.

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I used an assortment of colored Enamel Shapes to decorate the tree! This card was favorite in a recent class of mine. Simple and Classic!


Triple Fold Card Measurements

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A TRIPLE FOLD card is the perfect showcase for designer papers, like "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper!

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The BASE CARD is 12 X 5-1/2". Score the long side at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, & 10-1/4". Try it!

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Use a BELLY BAND to hold all the folds together. The band can be any width - mine is 3/4 X 9-1/2".

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 "This Christmas"
Specialty Designer Series Paper

#141628 - $13 - 24 sheets of 12 X 12"

This Christmas DSP $13

 


Cookie Cutter Christmas

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Stampin' Up!'s Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE is so versatile. The punch that looks like a Gingerbread man, also punches out this reindeer when you use it upside down!!

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This is a cute fold - a card inside of a card! It's NOT a pocket.

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Measurements for this card are very flexible. I cut Island Indigo card stock 8-1/2 X 4/1/4" and scored it at 5-1/2". I cut the Basic Black Card stock 8-1/2 X 3-1/2" scored at 4-1/2". Center the smaller card on the largest area of the bigger card. Interlock flaps. 

I have most of my Christmas cards in the mail - do you???

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35


Gift Card Holder from Envelope

 

This is a QUICK Gift Card Holder from a Stampin' Up! Envelope! I've used this idea for decades because there are so many endless ways to embellish it! I made this video a few years ago. The NEW Classic Label Punch works well, also. If I'm in a real hurry, I just skip the "slot & tuck" part. The flap folding over the top lets you use the gummed edge as a closure! Please try this - great for lot of occasions!!

Classic Label Punch

#141491 - $18

Classic Label Punch $18


Make it quick with scraps!

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Don't you LOVE a quick card made with scraps?? Here you go! Cut four designer series papers 1-7/8" X 2-1/2". TIP: IF YOUR PAPER CUTTER ALLOWS, CUT THEM AS ONE SHEET, because then they will be the same size and fit perfectly! I used the Warmth & Cheer 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack.

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The secret is MARKING THE CENTER of your card for perfect placement. Use a little extra TOWBOW LIQUID GLUE so you can S-L-I-D-E the paper into the exact position! Using too little liquid glue causes the liquid to dry quicker and GRAB....halting your adjustments! I embellished with Glimmer Papers for a POP! I used only SCRAPS! Demonstrators, this is an excellent Make & Take for any season! Try it!

Warmth & Cheer  

48 double-sided sheets

6X6" Designer Series Paper STACK

#141991 - $10

 

Warmth & Cheer DSP stack

 


Baby's First Christmas Ornament

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 I just finished personalized Christmas Tree ornaments for our first grandchild! She's ADORABLE! I covered heavy chipboard with Designer Series Paper. The front is a favorite baby picture and the back says, "Lily's First Christmas 2016." (Be sure to date your ornaments! I heat embossed the entire ornament with CLEAR embossing powder. I was VERY CAREFUL not to over-heat the photo. I made an extra - good thing, because one of the photos bubbled up and scorched. OOOOPS - live and learn. I added the Silver Glimmer Hearts and Eyelet after heat embossing.

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I left the "glare" on this picture so you could see the ornament is shiny. My clear embossing powder is contaminated with the old iridescent ice embossing powder so I ended up with a few sparkles on Lily's sweet face.

I have made ornaments in the past with reprints of old childhood pictures, school pictures or special memories. It is not just for babies. It's always fun at Christmas to look at all the personalized ornaments you collect over the years!  Try this ornament idea!


Curled Paper Wreath by Shari

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Shari Wicks, my friend and team member from Florida, made this FESTIVE Curled Paper Wreath using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. It's ADORABLE!!

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The strips are 1/2" wide and curled from the center out using a bone folder. Shari used this video as her source: Kristin 

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This CLEVER idea could be made up for any season!! TRY IT!!

Cane Candy Lane

Designer Series Paper

#141981 - $11

12 double-sided sheets of 12X12"

Candy Cane Lane DSP $11

 


Jar of Cheer

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Here's a SWEET Christmas card! This "jar" is so VERY versatile! The jar is in the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies #141490.

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I made a reverse mask and stamped the candy inside the jar. The 1/2" Circle Punch perfectly cuts out the candy to place outside the jar.

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Inside I added a "scrap" of the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper to save it from the trash!!

Jar of Cheer Stamp Set

#142161 - $21

13 photopolymer images

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Cookie-Cutter Christmas 3-D Card

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What do you think? ADORABLE? YAY!!

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Start by stamping and punching THREE Cookie Cutter Christmas "gingerbread men." Score the little characters exactly down the center. Crease well.

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Glue half of one character to the half of another. Repeat. Attach to your card. Easy! Folds flat for mailing.

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Did you notice this cute coordinating little charm? It's in the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments #141997.

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What a "SWEET" card to send or receive!! Don't forget that this Candy Lane Designer Series Paper #141981 is part of the Buy Three Get One Free Promo ending Oct. 31, 2016. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & Builder Punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35

 


Star of Light

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This Star of Light image is two-step stamping.

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I started with a quick, light "wash" of Soft Sky ink on Watercolor Paper. After it dried, I stamped the open image in Bermuda Bay and then add the bold image with Soft Sky ink. Since the images are photopolymer, it's a cinch to line up!

 

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I LOVE these classic words!

 

 

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Star of Light Stamp Set

#142110 - $26 - 21 images

also available bundled w/ dies

Star of Light $26

     


Star of Light Bundle

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Simple elegance! Dark night sky!

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I can't read these words without singing them in my mind.

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The white star in the center is die cut from Shimmery White Card Stock. I put Tear & Tape on the back of the Shimmery White and die cut the star, cutting the tape at the same time. This works great because no liquid glue squishes out and shows. Try it!

 Stamp of Light BUNDLE

#143509 - $49.50

21 photopolymer images & 7 dies

Star of Light BUNDLE $49.50


Jolly Hat Builder Punch

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Don't you LOVE a cute & simple card? The Jolly Hat Builder Punch is quick and easy...plus it create hats that fit multiple creatures found in the coordinating stamp set, Jolly Friends, available bundled with this cute punch!

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A strip of Red Glimmer Paper and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape #141985 add some "SNAP" to this quick card! Remember, Washi Tape is "repositionable!"

Jolly Hat Builder Punch

#141847 - $16

Also available in a bundle.

Jolly Hat Builder Punch $16


How to Make a Double Z Fold Card

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Santa cannot find Elf No. 2!

Where is he??

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The SNEAKY Elf is HIDING behind Elf No. 1 ! GIGGLE! Oh my gosh I LOVE these Double "Z" Fold cards! SOOO many possibilities!!! 

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Here is my pattern: Start with your base card stock cut 5-1/4" X 11". Score at 5-1/2" and 2-3/4" which creates a standard "Z" fold. AFTER scoring cut off 1" on the long side. Now you have two Z's to fold and attach. TRY IT - SO FUN!

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First I attached the 1" strip - note that it goes under the Emerald Envy Envelope Paper I used as background paper on the FRONT panel. I attached the hiding Elf first, closed the card and lined up the second Elf on top of the hiding Elf. SIMPLE!

Jolly Friends Bundle

#143511 - $29.50

21 photopolymer images & Hat Builder Punch

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Jolly Friends Bundle $29.50

 


Get More From Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder

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Aren't these unique?! I LOVE THE CABLE KNIT DYNAMIC EMBOSSING FOLDER #143537 - $10 from STAMPIN' UP!

These colors are Real Red and Emerald Envy.

Cable Knit $10

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To use this DYNAMIC Embossing Folder, SPRITZ your card stock with water before running thru the Big Shot to soften the paper and get DEEPER TEXTURE! Use only the TOP CUTTING PLATE - NOT two cutting plates because this folder is THICK!

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Cut the embossed card stock in strips between the cable designs.

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Start in the center and attach the cable strips to the front of a base card. I LOVE Tombow Liquid Glue because it bonds well in my humid climate.

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Open the card and trim off any excess cable.

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 A cheery, COZY Christmas Card!!

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Extra strips created this festive frame!

Buy it HERE from Nancy

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Baby Bear Pillar Card

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I call this a PILLAR CARD - it stands very well!

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It folds FLAT and uses a standard A2 envelope which I created with the Envelope Punch Board.

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The top view shows all sides are equal. It's a square tube.

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The base is 8-1/2 X 5-1/2". Score at 2-1/8, 4-1/4, and 6-3/8". Fold and cease. Cut a "JOINER" 1 X 5-1/2" and score at 1/2". You can see the "JOINER" on the far right. It attaches to the inside and connects the ends of the base card together to create a square tube. Attach designer series paper separately to each panel.

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My floating image is BABY BEAR. On the back of the image, I attached 4 strips cut 1/4" wide and folded in half. I butted the folded edges together attaching to the MID-LINE of the bear.

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Then I attached the strips on a fold of the pillar. SO CUTE & UNIQUE!!

Baby Bear Stamp Set

#141859 - $26

12 photopolymer stamps

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Baby bear $26

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Baby Bear

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THREE-step photopolymer stamping makes this BABY BEAR so realistic! LOVE the detail!

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Inside this gate card, I used "Happy Birthday!"

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Baby Bear is such a versatile charmer! Check out the Baby Bear Stamp Set, and then scroll down for another idea!

Bear Bear Stamp Set of 12 images

#141859 - $26 photopolymer

Baby bear $26

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What a great image for Christmas:

warm, fuzzy, nostalgic!!

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Swirly Snowman

Snowman

Swirly Bird BUNDLE is SOOO MUCH FUN!! I built a snowman with arms

punched out using the Tree Builder Punch!

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I'm just giggling at these results!! This is a MUST HAVE "bundle" for hours of creative FUN!

Swirly Bird BUNDLE saves 10%

#142353 - $46.75

24 photopolymer images

& 9 coordinating dies

 

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Swirly Bird Bundle $46.75


How to make a Wine Bottle Bib

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It's EASY to "dress up" a wine bottle for gift giving! These directions are for a 750ML bottle. I started with Real Red Cardstock cut to 8-1/2" X 3". Score at 2-1/2" on the long side then fold to a 90 degree angle. Use a 1-3/8" Circle Punch to make a hole in the center of the small scored area. The bottle neck goes thru this hole.

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I embellished the Bottle Bib with a striking Black Glimmer Paper "Delicate Ornament" #139667 die cut, lined with Gold Foil Paper. To curl the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, wrap it around a pencil and CAREFULLY  add heat with a Heat Tool. (Not too close because the ribbon will melt.) Let cool. Remove pencil.

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Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies

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Here is a SHOW-STOPPER 3-D Card you will love to send!!

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Start by cutting FOUR ornaments out of Gold Foil Paper #132622 using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667 and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439. (These directions are for a symmetric design.)

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Gently fold and crease each ornament exactly in half vertically.

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Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309 to adhere half of each ornament to half of another corresponding ornament. Do not attach the final halves to each other - instead attach them to your card front.

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This is how your ornament will attach to the card. After the glue is dry, the ornament will fold FLAT for mailing!

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Here is the side view of this 3-D card.

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Is this a real SHOW-STOPPER??

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Nov. Paper Pumpkin Modified

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I enjoy the surprise of Paper Pumpkin in my mailbox every month! The November Paper Pumpkin Kit was TEN holiday cards in two designs with  envelopes. I modified mine by adding the Gold and White 3/8" GLITTER RIBBON #139614.

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I love the pop of GLITTER the ribbon adds!

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This is the other design. I changed the format from portrait to landscape layout.

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Dies Create Stencils

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Today I used the Delicate Ornment Thinlits Dies to create a stencil. With Real Red Ink and a Sponge Dauber I scrubbed in lots of color to make the ornament. Last I embellishment with Gold Glimmer Paper. This is a quick easy card and lets you get more use from your dies!

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Embellished Ornaments BUNDLE

#140856 wood - $48.25

#140857 clear - $41.50

7 stamp images & 8 dies

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Embel. Ornaments BUNDLE