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Lovely as a Tree

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Such a CLASSIC! This card is ALWAYS a hit...year after year! The art copyright date is 2001 - it's been around a longggg time!! The secret is Craft White Ink (#101731) to create the snow. Use a sponge dauber to "scrub" on the ground snow. Use the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (#130514 wood or #130517 clear) for the snowflakes.

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Try this CLASSIC card!!

Lovely as a Tree

#128655 wood OR #127793 clear

Why wouldn't you?

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Joyful Christmas

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This simple classic holiday card from my recent Christmas Cards Class is created with the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set of 4 images. The Gold Foil Paper adds a lovely shiny texture!

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The flower center is sponged using a Sponge Dauber. Dazzling Diamonds Glitter is the final touch! This card is simple to mass produce for Christmas!!

Joyful Christmas

#131802 wood OR #131805 clear

Orchid excitement!

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I have long enjoyed gardening! I've been learning about Orchids for a year now and own 9. This is my pride and joy!! Wish this were SMELL-A-VISION because this orchid smells like lilacs!

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My plant has SEVEN flower stalks, two of which are just opening!! The secret: weekly liquid fertilizer during the growing season.

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Caladiums, also known as Elephant Ears, do very well here in Florida, also! They are sooo colorful!

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This is also a Caladium, called AFRICAN MASK. It's dominant veining is striking! I try to do most of my gardening INSIDE of the screens. It's rather buggy here, near the Creek. Bugs love me. What are your favorite plants?

Cards as Gifts

I enjoy giving a little pack of my hand made cards as a gift. This was a recent class I called "Cards as Gifts" and everyone loved the idea! Here is the folder - fast, easy and inviting!

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This pattern shows you how easy you can create this folder. On 8.5X11 cardstock: score at 5.5", rotate and score at 2.5". Remove a small "V" at the center of the fold up flap. Apply Sticky Strip at "XXX's." Fold. Decorate!


Inside the folder are four lovely cards and envelopes. The Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper #130131 gives this project interest and a GREAT color combo! Try it!

Thank U

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Gosh I LOVE my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I use it to create sooo many things! This is a great example! I used four dies on this Autumn Thank U.

Expressions Thinlits HC
Tips: when using thinlit "word" dies, place waxed paper between the cardstock and thinlit so it releases easily. To attach thinlit "words" use tiny drops of Tombow Liquid Glue applied with a toothpick.

Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171  $24.95

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #133439  $99.95

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The color and shape of this card suggests autumn and pumpkins!

Try a round card today!

My Daughter's Wedding Photo Book

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This is the cover of our youngest daughter's 8.5X11" Wedding Photo Book that I created with MY DIGITAL STUDIO. Their wedding colors were Black & White with a touch of Razzleberry.

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This is a sample page showing how I dialed down the impact of the Razzleberry to make a very pale page color. I also changed the photo from Rectangular to Oval with a mat. I'm NOT "techie!" So if I can do these wonderful photo books, so can you! Click HERE for a FREE 30-day Trial of MY DIGITAL STUDIO!

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Photo Books

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I re-made my bulky, stained, 41 year old Wedding Album into a slim, sleek 8X8" Photo Book using Stampin' Up!'s MY DIGITAL STUDIO!! It contains exactly the same photos, but LOOK at the difference!

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This is the cover of my personal Wedding Photo Book.

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This is a sample page showing our ceremony. The page is white with a very soft Medallion as a layer behind all photos. The longest part of creating this book was scanning the photos. Did you know you can get a FREE 30-day trial of Stampin' Up!'s MY DIGITAL STUDIO? Click HERE and give it a try!

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Hello October!

Nancy’s Stamping Events

** Stamp Club #1
Thurs., Oct. 3rd @ 6:30 pm OR Fri., Oct. 4th @ 9:30 am     Guests RSVP by 10/1
Come be a “guest” at our club and make 3 unique projects in exchange for a $25 order placed that day!

** I want to start another monthly stamp club of 6 people! Let me know if you interested ASAP! Come visit the above club and see what it’s all about! Both clubs will meet on the same days.

**Christmas Cards Class  $22
Tues.,  Oct. 22nd @ 9:30 am           Register & Pay by 10/16
Make 10 Christmas cards, 2 each of 5 designs. Get ready for the busy holiday season! (No Chr. Card designs will be repeated in future events.) REGISTER & Pay by 10/16. Please bring your own adhesive or purchase from me at the beginning of class.


**My Paper Pumpkin              

This is a monthly subscription for a creative 30 minute project from Stampin’ Up!, delivered to your door. Get details or sign up thru me at : Samples of My Paper Pumpkin projects are available at my events. Give it a try, you can cancel at anytime.

Join our chattin’ & stampin’! Class details:
Please register & pay by the deadline. No cancellations after deadline. You receive envelopes for each card. Please bring your own favorite adhesive or purchase from me at the beginning of class. Classes are held in my home in Punta Gorda, FL. Please call if you need directions. Just ask if your group would like a class on a different day/time. I’ll bring the class to you with at least five pre-paid registrations. Contact me at [email protected].