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Wood Crate Treats

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July 31, 2017 is the final day to JOIN MY TEAM and get the FREE Essentials Gift Pack of $72 in additional products FREE!! Details HERE! Today I have travelled to the Midwest where I have the majority of my Team, North Star Stampers! We are having our annual gathering to share, swap and learn! I love seeing all my long-time friends who share my passion for stamping!

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I made these sweet treats for my Team using the new Wood Words Bundle! The dies include that cute tag and STAR shape - for North Stars!! I wanted to use the new Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, so I chose RED - WHITE - BLUE for the theme because it's July. I found RED Jelly Bellies at Sherry's Snacks, a new local candy shop that just opened in Alton, IL.

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The Little Crate die goes together quickly and can be made up in so many different themes! I LOVE sharing with my Team!! Please join us if you live in the USA! We are in 7 states and growing! More details or join HERE!

 Wood Words Bundle

#145315 wood - $54

#145316 clear - $46.75

Wood Words Bundle


How to create perfectly diagonal ribbons on cards

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Sometimes a design needs diagonally placed ribbons. Here is how to place them symmetrically.

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Put Tear 'n Tape #138995 on the backside of two ribbons cut to the length you need.

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Using Grid Paper #130148, place your layer diagonally on the BOLD CENTER LINE of the Grid Paper. Remove the Tear 'n Tape backing and lay the ribbon horizontally across the top corner of your layer. Line it up with the grid markings. Count the squares from the card tip to the edge of the ribbon. Lay the other ribbon on the bottom corner, counting up the same number of squares. Wrap the ribbon ends to the backside of the layer. Perfection!! I love Grid Paper and use it EVERYTIME I create! It has handy measurements, too.

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This is the Background Bits HOST Stamp Set. Try this ribbon trick!

Grid Paper - $11

#130148 - 100 sheets of 11X17"

Grid Paper $11


Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle

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Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack 6X6", #144168, is a RIOT of summer roses! It makes a really cute background for this sassy Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle!

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The colors in the papers are Calypso Coral and Rich Raspberry - an uncommon pairing, but oh so snappy!! The final design screamed, "RHINESTONES NEEDED!"

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The die cut words were leftovers on my desk - the perfect color and message!

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The results are FUN & SUMMERY!

Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle

#145345 - $37.75

20 photopolymer images & 8 dies

Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle

 


Daisy Punch meets Watercoloring

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Playing with watercoloring will make you feel like a kid! It's unstructured and free. I scribbled Real Red and Daffodil Delight Reinker on wet watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter. After it dried, I punched out one Daisy, rotated it 90 degrees and re-attached it with dimensionals. How easy with BOLD results!

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This view lets you peek under the Daisy. Try this fun idea!

FYI: This Daisy Punch has been incredible popular! If you order it and the number doesn't come up, it's out of stock again. Try at a later date - it's worth the wait!!

Daisy Punch

#143713 - $18

Daisy Punch $18

 


Lovely As a Tree classic

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The majestic mighty Oak! A long-lived tree and a long-lived stamp set! It's been in the catalog for YEARS! This is such a detailed image and was perfect for my recent Birthday Time Class. That GREAT brick background was created by applying Crumb Cake ink pad directly to the back inside of the Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288, inserting the front of the Crumb Cake Card and running thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. A really masculine effect for guy cards!

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The inside sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set #142874. 

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I used 3 shades of green Stampin' Write Markers and one black to color the rubber image, huffed and print! I bet you own this stamp set!!! Get it out and PLAY!!

 Lovely As a Tree

#128655 wood - $28

#127793 clear - $20

Lovely As a Tree


Baby Card

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I'm sending some sweetness to a new baby boy! The Soft Sky card stock and ink are the perfect color. I punched the clouds w/ the Tree Builder Punch and sponged the edges with So Sky ink.

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Stampin' Sponges can be easily cut into pie wedges. I label each wedge by punching the same color card stock with the new Circle Tab Punch #143754 and stapling it to the top of the sponge. Then it's mark for future use and the color stays true.

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I die cut the star from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Wood Crate's star die #143730. The sentiment is from the Banners for You Stamp Set #141710.

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The envelope was made from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143. The results are pure sweetness! Try it!

Tree Builder Punch

#138295 - $18

Tree Builder Punch $18

 


Beautiful Bouquet simplified

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Beautiful Bouquet is a generous set of 37 images! I simplified my creation with just one sweet flower to say "thank you!" White on White Texture is so classy!

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Vertical Greetings (page 50) sentiment repeats the line of the flower. The new Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741 is definitely a favorite of mine. Click on the photo so see it closer!

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When I embossed the envelope flap, I accidentally inverted the design...and I loved it! More interest!! Try this simple layout!

Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set

#143666 - 36 photopolymer images for $27

also available bundled w/ dies

Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set $27


Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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The NEW RUFFLED Embossing Folder is full of movement! I used it as a gentle breeze for this colorful Butterfly. 

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This embossing folder is labelled DYNAMIC, which means extra deep impressions! When rolling through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263, use only ONE cutting plate placed on the top of your Big Shot sandwich. The folder is a generous 6X6".

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The bold butterfly is die cut with the Move Me Thinlits Dies #143732.

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Make a HAPPY card, Send a HAPPY card - TODAY!

Ruffled Dynamic Impressions

Embossing Folder 

#143699 - $10

Ruffled EF $10


Seasonal Layers Thinlits with Polished Stone

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SIT BACK and enjoy summer!! I LOVE this Adirondack Chair die!! The leaf is very pretty, too. I used the old "Polished Stone Technique" for the backgrounds. Starting with GLOSSY Cardstock #144240, wet a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol. Then add a couple drops of 2 different reinker. Squeezed several drops of WINK OF STELLA CLEAR shimmer #141897 on the cardstock and started dabbing on color with the cotton ball. It's fun and easy! The large background was my first sheet. The lighter background was my last sheet as the colors were getting used up and became lighter. It takes about 10 minutes to dry on the glossy cardstock. Very cool effect! Try it.

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These colors are VERY refreshing: NEW Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay!! There is SHIMMER and GLOSS that the photo doesn't show.

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

#143751 - $33 for 17 dies

also available bundled with images

Seasonal Layers $33

 


Oh So Eclectic Bundle

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BOLD Red and Black on White! This "Oh So Eclectic Bundle" is super versatile!

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Asymmetric layouts are more interesting!

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 The Black Twine bow balances the diecuts. This BUNDLE inspires me!!

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

#145355 wood - $54.75

#145356 clear - $47.50

16 images and 13 dies

Eclectic Bundle


Daisy Delight Bundle

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If you are a "traditional stamper," you may not like this card. It's ARTSY! I started with a watercolor base of Crushed Curry ink for Daisies and Emerald Envy ink for leaves. I punched two daisies, centered on the point of color change. I turned the punched out daisies 180 degrees and attached them. Now the colors are flipped!

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The NEW Mini Dimensionals #144108 are the perfect size for the petals!!

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I attached a "trimming" off the front to the inside for color!

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This is a BOLD, HAPPY card outside of the "traditional box!" Try it!!

Daisy Delight Bundle

#145361 - $31.50

16 photopolymer images & punch

Daisy Delight Bundle $31.50


Move Me Thinlits Dies

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Summer = Butterflies! I love this bold thinlit butterfly! It was die cut from Whisper White cardstock I colored using the Masking Tape Technique: directions here.

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The NEW Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741 adds intricate texture. Click the picture for a closer view. Peek inside - I added a layer of Lemon Lime Twist for a POP!

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Move Me Thinlits Dies

#143732 - $29 for 12 dies

also available bundled with images

Move Me Thinlits

 

 


Daisy Delight Bundle

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The Daisy Delight Bundle is HOT!! It's easy to see why. I love bundles with punches. My inspiration for this card came from Nikki Spencer.

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I stamped the Daisies with Smoky Slate ink and then punched out so the petals have lots of subtle detail!

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This sweet arrangement is in a container diecut with the Wood Crate Framelits #143730 and Wood Textures Designer Series 6X6" Paper Stack #144177.

Daisy Delight Bundle

#145361 - $31.50

16 photopolymer images & punch

Daisy Delight Bundle $31.50