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Greetings Thinlits

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LOVE this shiny gold "HELLO!" I used the Greetings Thinlits and Gold Foil Paper for impact against neutral designer papers from the GO WILD Designer Series Paper STACK!

I bet you cruise the stamping blogs like I do. This card was inspired by Stampin' Up! demonstrator Dawn Olchefske's Tag Punch Trick. Thanks for sharing Dawn!

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The classy finished card!

Greetings Thinlits

#138275 - $15 - 3 images

Greetings thinlits $15

GO WILD Designer Series Paper STACK

138441 - $8 - 48 sheets of 6X6"


Watercolor Wings BUNDLE

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Black is a great neutral canvas to start a creation.

Black works with ANY color.

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I stamped the Watercolor Wings butterfly in Hello Honey, Tangerine Twist, and Basic Black inks. I die cut it using the coordinating bundled Framelits and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

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I added Dazzling Details on all the spots of the wings. Butterflies equal summer!

Watercolor Wings BUNDLE (saves 15%)

#140232 - $36.50

15 Photopolymer images & 2 Framelits

Watercolor Wings Bundle Watercolor Wings sample


Our 2015 Convention Photo

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Inspire. Create. Share. Convention

July 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Back row: Judy Trigg of Rockford, IL; Linda Niemeyer of Rochelle, IL; Pennie Johnson of Winnebago, IL; Barb Faulkner of South Beloit, IL; Michelle Miller of Rockford, IL; Melissa Hunting of Highlands Ranch, CO. Seated: Nancy Ferb of Punta Gorda, FL; Jennifer Lawyer of Rockton, IL.

A HUGE thanks to each of my North Stars that attended. It was a BLAST!! I returned home happily exhausted!! :-)


Guest Tami

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This is a clever design by my upline, Tami Waddell of TamiWaddellCreates.com . LOVE the Black, White and Silver Washi Tape called EVERYDAY CHIC.

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Look closely at how Tami stamped onto the Corrugated Paper - cool!

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The stamp set is "Pretty Thankful."

Very nice creation, Tami!!

Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape

#138385 - $8 - 5 yards of 5 designs

Everyday Chic Washi


Garden in Bloom

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This is a Two-Step or Three-Step stamp set, depending on the number of color layers you desire. It's created with a sweet summer stamp set called GARDEN IN BLOOM with 20 photopolymer images!

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I liked the way the cheery flowers played off the bold striped background of GO WILD Designer Series Paper Stack #138441! BIG impact!

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Sending some delightful cheer to a friend!

Garden in Bloom - $25

#139433 - 20 photopolymer images

Garden in Bloom $25

Garden in Bloom samples


Convention Swaps

Animal prints

I'm in Salt Lake City at the annual Stampin' Up! Convention! I have NEVER missed a convention in 18-1/2 YEARS!!! Love them!! Swapping is such a fun part of this event. I take about 200 swaps every year and come home with 200 different ideas and styles!

Geometrics

I planned my design to be VERY economical on cardstock!

Spots

My layout uses ALL the designs in the GO WILD Designer Series Paper Stack. 

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Here is how I cut the designer papers. The waste is only 1/2" X 6".

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There is 1/8th of a sheet of Tip Top Taupe cardstock behind the GO WILD Papers. NO waste.

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The best part -  all the designs of GO WILD work perfectly in my layout! This paper is SO versatile and FUN!! You can't go wrong with neutrals! Try this layout.

GO WILD Designer Series Paper STACK

#138441 - $8 - 48 sheets of 6X6" papers

Go Wild DSP


Quick & Cute

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I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s 6X6" Designer Series Paper STACKS!!! This quick card features a FUN, primary print from the CHERRY ON TOP Designer Series Paper STACK.

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A simple bold THANKS from Greetings Thinlits says it all! I made a coordinating envelope, too.

Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack

#138443 - $8 - 48 sheets of 6X6"

Cherry on top dsp

Envelope Punch Board

#133774 - $22

MAKE 66 SIZES!

Env. punch board


What's Max doing?

In pool first time

Max is our 5 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Max was NOT elated with his first time in the pool! We had him sit on the top step for 10 minutes in the warm water. We want him to learn where the steps are located and that's how to get out of the pool. Two minutes after he got out, Max was back on "lizard patrol!" He doesn't eat lizards, but can't resist catching them. Currently we have dwindling numbers of "dumb" baby lizards.

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Max loves to nap in my stamping office! He ALWAYS make a nice "pillow" with his blanket! He is a very good boy. We enjoy him so much!


Cheers

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Cheers to you! The right "happy papers" can make a quick, cute card! I designed two 3 X 6" cards with coordinating envelopes made with the lightweight InColor Envelope Paper #138312!

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Greeting Thinlits Dies are the source of this cute "CHEERS!" It's a happy card for ANY celebration: birthday, graduation, retirement, or accomplishment.

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Both paper designs are from the CHERRY ON TOP Designer Series Paper STACK!

Which is your fave?

Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack

#138443 - $8 - 48 sheets of 6X6" papers

Cherry on top dsp

Cherry on top sample


Watercolor Wings Bundle

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This three-step butterfly is AMAZING!! I used Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Watermelon Wonder inks. Experiment and discover YOUR fave colors for this lovely detailed butterfly!

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This stamp set has coordinating Framelits, BUNDLED to $AVE you 15%!

Watercolor Wings BUNDLE

#140232 - $36.50

15 photopolymer stamps & 2 Framelits

 

Watercolor Wings Bundle

Watercolor Wings sample


Build a Birthday

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I hope this makes you LAUGH!! What a fun card!! I love Little Letters Thinlits Dies because I create words I need. The letters are 3/4" tall, a perfect size for cards or scrapbooks. These Dies are used with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine - my craft room workhorse!

Little Letter Thinlits Dies

#133730 - $29 - 26 dies

coordinates with Little Numbers Thinlits Dies

Little Letters

 

 


Definitely Dahlia

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A sleek and simple summer layout! This is soo fast and easy! Definitely Dahlia is a very large image with half of the petals colorless. I stamped in Mint Macaron ink, then used a Sponge Dauber with Soft Sky ink to lightly color the white petals - easy, peasy!

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This card was stamped in So Saffron, then sponged with Blushing Bride ink.

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It's so EASY. You must try it!

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Which is your fave???

Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp

clear - #139911 - $15

wood - #138746 - $20

Def. Dahlia

Def. Dahlia sample

 


Watercolor Wings Repeat

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These are the exact colors on the butterfly as the last post...but looks totally different! I love playing with color! By using Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock, the woodgrain is soft and subtle...and the butterfly POPS!

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The finished card is simple, keeping the focus on the butterfly. This Watercolor Wings Bundle is so fun to play using different color combos. I highly recommend it - add it to your collection of precious images! The Hardwood Background Stamp is perfect for nature and masculine themed cards.

Hardwood Background Stamp

Clear - #133035 - $15

Wood - #133032 - $20

 

Hardwood


Watercolor Wings Bundle

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I finished off this card with Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Glimmer Paper, and Dazzling Details.

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Watercolor Wings BUNDLE

#140232 - $36.50

15 Photopolymer images & 2 Framelits

NOTE: also coordinates with Butterflies Thinlits