Super Duper Guy Birthday Card

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Check out this nice, crisp Birthday card for "HIM!" I love this framed sentiment. It's classy without the fuss! No bow. Just use a scrap of ribbon folded in half and tucked under the layer.

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Colors: Real Red & Dapper Denim.

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You know I love a coordinating envelope to finish off the presentation!

Super Duper Stamp Set - 11 images

#142871 wood - $27

#142874 clear - $19

 

Super Duper

 

 


Stylish Stems By Stampin' Up!

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SAD to learn the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies are already SOLD OUT. You are happy if you bought it and sad if you missed it!! It's really unique with both positive and negative images, so it's easy to make TWO cards at the same time!

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Colors are Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and a pop of Cucumber Crush. It's a HAPPY COMBO!

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My inspiration was a LOVELY card from my friend and Inkerbelle Sister, Pennie McCallum! I was THRILLED to receive this one and happy to be remembered!

 Don't just make cards - SEND THEM!


Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up!

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It's my brother's birthday soon! He creates with wood and I create with paper (because it's not so heavy - LOL!) The Nail It Bundle is perfect for the guys in your life!!

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To make the "wooden" pieces, I used the Tie Dyed Stamp Set! Who knew it makes real looking wood-grain! Those GREAT nail heads are Urban Underground Embellishments and look AUTHENTIC!!

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On the inside, I "SAWED" thru the wood!! This was such a fun card to design for my brother!!

Nailed It Bundle

 #144734 wood - $50.25

#144735 clear - $43

16 stamp images & 9 dies

Nailed It Bundle

 


Mini Egg Cartons by Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up!'s Mini Egg Cartons are great little Easter treat holders!! They are made from pressed fiber so SPRITZ easily. Mix a couple drops of reinker in a Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol. Try lots of Easter pastel colors! This carton was decorated by the Stampin' Up! Art Department - ADORABLE.

Egg carton sample

OR, forget the spritzing and it's still ADORABLE!!

Mini Egg Cartons

#142776  Eight for $8.00

Egg carton


Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

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Glimmery, stylish 3x3 cards are quick and easy to create!! Click the picture for a larger view. I used the 6x6" Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack which is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase till March 31, 2017!! One pass thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine is all you need placing the flower die inside of the 2-1/8" square Stitched Shapes Framelit #145372. Try it!

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

#142750 - $31

11 dies, also available in a bundle

Stylish Stems Framelits $31


How to Create Water on Cards

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It's very easy to create water on your handmade cards. Simply tear cardstock!! Keep your fingers close together and tear towards yourself for the most control. I like to use the torn side with exposed fibers for even more interest and texture. The same "paper tearing" technique can create sand for a beach!

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I cut the left edge of the shovel away from the bucket so I could "push" it into the sand! This is another card from my recent FLORIDA THEMED CARDS CLASS. Try tearing some cardstock!!

Day at the Beach Stamp Set

11 images 

#142258 wood - $27

#142261 clear - $19

Day at the Beach OC

 

 


Day at the Beach

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I just had a FLORIDA THEMED CARDS CLASS!! Think flip flops and sunglasses!!

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We used Jet Black StazOn ink to stamp the glasses onto Silver Foil Paper, cut out just the lens, and add to Daffodil Delight sunglass frames!! Pretty cute!! You can almost feel the warm sand between your toes!! TRY THIS simple sunglass technique!

Day at the Beach Stamp Set

11 images

#142258 wood - $27

#142261 clear - $19

  Day at the Beach OC


How to create Motion with Stamps

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Some stamp images just scream MOTION!! It's easy to create: ink up once, stamp repeatedly moving slightly each time. For this hammer, I kept the heel of the handle in the same place when repeating the image. Stamp in the OPPOSITE direction of the actual motion you want to mimic. I stamped first near the wood and then rotated the head of the hammer upward.

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I love this masculine stamp set called NAILED IT!! It's a great BUNDLE for GUY cards! Father's Day will be here before you know it! 

Nailed It Bundle

#144734 wood - $50.25

#144735 clear - $43

16 images & 9 coordinating dies

Nailed It Bundle


Window Shopping Bundle

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Shari Wicks, my friend and Florida TEAM member designed this sweet card using the Window Shopping Bundle! The Window Box Thinlits Dies contain a "box die" and FOUR different panel dies to cut the sides of the box. The panel dies can cleverly be used on cards as "window dies" to put paper behind!!  20170218_190300

Thru these floral die cuts, you can see Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. This adds lots of interest and texture to a card!

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You would never know this card was created using a "BOX" die! Window Shopping Bundle is super versatile! Love this card, Shari!

Window Shopping Bundle

#144742 wood - $54.75

#144743 clear - $50.25

Window Shopping Bundle


Cool Treats Bundle

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Happy Anniversary with Cool Treats BUNDLE! This adorable bundle creates LOTS of different "cool" yummies!! The Happy Anniversary background is a stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. The AWESOME Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper is a NEW free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase! There is NOTHING better than FREE GLIMMER PAPER!!! NOTHING!!

Cool Treats Bundle

#145181 - $48.50 

36 photopolymer images & 17 dies!

Cool Treats Bundle $48.50


Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies

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Here's a special birthday card with the feeling of SPRING! This intriguing die cut is created with the Timeless Tags Thinlits and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

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I cut an oval thinlit in Soft Suede and Pool Party cardstocks, then plugged the Pool Party petals into the Soft Suede oval die cut. I popped up the center of Soft Suede painted with clear Wink of Stella.

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LOVE the texture of the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder as a base layer!

Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies

#142755 - $25 for 7 dies

coordinating stamps available & bundled

Timeless Tags $25

 

 

 


Custom Tee meets Tie Dyed

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Children of the 60's, this card is for YOU!! This is a fun bundle to create your own customized Ladies or Mens Tee Shirts and more!!

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The Tie Dyed Stamp Set is so GROOVY and a perfect addition to this fun bundle! My colors are Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango! Stop back Friday to see what else I did with these images!!

Custom Tee Bundle

35 photopolymer images & 10 dies

144724 - $45.75

Custom Tee Bundle 45.75


Stylish Stems Framelits Stencil

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Send a cheery HELLO in Tangerine Tango cardstock, popped with Copper Foil!

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The Stylish Stems Framelits Die makes a great STENCIL. Use Tangerine Tango ink pad and sponge dauber to pounce color thru the framelit stencil, concentrating ink in the center. Then add Wink of Stella Clear to the center for sparkle!

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Copper Foil Paper #142020 is a great compliment!

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies 

#142750 - $31 for 11 dies

also available in a bundle w/ stamps

Stylish Stems Framelits $31


Lift Me Up Bundle

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Coordination between product lines is one of the GREAT THINGS I LOVE about Stampin' Up! The Sale-A-Bration Promotion FREE item "Carried Away" Designer Series Papers #143608 pairs perfectly with the "Lift Me Up" Bundle. A coordinating envelope created with the Envelope Punch Board puts EXCITEMENT in the mailbox!!

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Designer Papers are also a very good color source. The professional artist selected the colors, and we just borrow the combos! 

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These Hot Air Balloons also make great guy cards, too!! Try it!

Lift Me Up BUNDLE

16 stamp images & 15 dies

#144711 wood - $53

#144712 clear - $45.75

*Coordinating "Carried Away" Design Series Papers are free w/ a $50 purchase thru March 2017!

Lift Me UP Bundle


Sealed With Love Bundle, Tri-Fold Card

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Today's Valentine is a showy Tri-Fold design. This requires 12X12" cardstock. Start with your Real Red cardstock cut to 12" X 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4", 7-1/4" and 10-1/4". A Belly Band holds the card flat and the band's measurement is flexible. Mine is 1" X 9-1/2". The feature is the sweet Sending Love Design Series Papers!

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I like to give the Belly Band a cute FOCAL point! LOVE THE LIPS STAMP!!! 

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Here is the total presentation! I alternated the Designer Series Paper: dark/light/dark so it pops. This BUNDLE saves you 10% and is sooo VERSATILE! Have you made your Valentines yet??

Sealed with Love BUNDLE

#144705 - $45.75

27 photopolymer images & 14 dies

Sealed with Love Bundle $45.75


Do More with So Detailed Thinlits Dies

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A quick review of my last post: Use a So Detailed Thinlits die cut as a STENCIL! Today I used TWO colors as I sponged the design on a card front.

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I chose Dapper Denim & Bermuda Bay pads.

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I made 2 versions of this card. This is the quick, simple one.

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This is my FAVORITE! I cut a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper die cut to lay over the stenciled area! WOW, what a POP! I LOVE Glimmer Paper... as you already know!!

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Try this idea with your So Detailed Thinlits Dies! Don't own them yet? Buy them NOW, in a great BUNDLE & $AVE 10%!

So in Love BUNDLE 

#144738 wood - $54.75

#144739 clear - $47.50

So in Love Bundle

 

 


Do more with So Detailed Thinlits Dies

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We ALL love versatility! Check out what I did with Stampin' Up!'s SO DETAILED Thinlits!!

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I needed a coordinating envelope for this Valentine. So, I cut an extra die cut from the same die used on my card. I lightly attached it to the envelope flap, just to hold it in place.

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Using a sponge dauber, I pounced on heavy color using a Real Red ink pad.

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I gently pulled away the die and I have the perfect coordinating envelope flap! The Die Cut was used as a stencil! As a BONUS, I can use the Red Stencil on another project! Another variation in my NEXT post! Stop back.

TRY THIS!

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Happy Celebrations

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My mind is full of HAPPY!! I LOVE these easy, quick cards!! I created them with the NEW "Happy Celebrations" stamp set by Stampin' Up! The word "happy" is one image so you do NOT have to line up any letters! My tip: use a medium to dark color for the words and a lighter tint for the cascading dots!

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This is a NO LAYER version using Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride. Really fast!

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Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

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Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.

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Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party.

Try your favorite color combos! This is a super versatile stamp set!!

Happy Celebrations

#143012 - $35

22 photopolymer stamps

Happy Celebrations $35 OC

 


Cool Treats

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Escape to SUMMER! "Cool Treats" BUNDLE is a fabulous way to create HAPPINESS!! Build your favorite calorie-free cool snack by adding the coordinating "Tasty Treats" Specialty Designer Series Paper! #142770 - $13.00

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This Panel Card sends a YUMMY message to any age!! Base card is 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" scored at 2" and 3-1/8" from both ends. The ice cream bowl and spoon are die cut from SILVER FOIL PAPER.

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Panel cards fold flat and fit a standard A2 envelope. I made mine open on the short end for something different. When you purchase this BUNDLE and coordinating Designer Paper, select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item - YAY!! Offer ends Mar. 31, 2017

"Cool Treats" BUNDLE

#145181 - $48.50 

27 photopolymer images & 17 dies

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High Tide Masculine Card

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High Tide Stamp Set in the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog creates handsome masculine cards!! This is a two-step stamp set of photopolymer which lets you see-thru and line up images easily. I used Cherry Cobbler and Real Red for the lighthouse.

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Need more ideas for Men's Cards? See my list on the right under "MALE CARDS."

High Tide Stamp Set

#143006 - $26 - 16 photopolymer images