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How to make a Double Z Fold Card

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This fancy fold is called a Double Z. You can see the two Zs. The Whisper White base card is 11 X 4-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The Poppy Parade inset card is 8-1/4" X  3-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".  TIP: make sure you put your adhesive on only the outside half of the Poppy Parade front fold.

 

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A friend is having an 80th Birthday on July 4th! Isn't this the perfect design and colors? Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel, White.

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This is the NEW Family Party Stamp Set #149379 containing numbers and family names! Perfect for every Birthday! TRY IT!

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Free Pattern with Purchase

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Get this FREE Bird House Pattern exclusively from me when you purchase the FREE AS A BIRD BUNDLE #151123 or BIRD BALLAD SUITE #152190!!

All images on these two cards above were simply fussy cut from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper #149592 included in the suite!

 

 

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These cards feature hand stamped images colored with Stampin' Up! Blends Alcohol Markers. This pattern fits into a Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope #107301. This is such a wonderful SUMMER card for so many occasions!!

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Friend Like You Stamp Set

NEW CLEARANCE TODAY

For the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! will have stamps sets on the Clearance Rack as we transition from clear mount to cling stamps. Check it out, quickly!

 

 

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There is lots of color in a sunset! Use Stampin' Write Markers like: Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Terracotta Tile and Mango Melody to create your own sunset. Scribble horizontally across Shimmery White Card Stock starting off the edge and ending off the edge.

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Stamp the silhouette image from the Friend Like You Stamp Set #149237 on top of the sunset colors using Tuxedo Black Momento Pad.

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Use any of the sunset colors to create your base card. I used Mango Melody for cheeriness!! TRY IT!

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Friend Like You Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Today's card is for a man or nature lover! The NEW Friend Like You Bundle #151084 has outdoorsy images and dies. I paired it with the NEW Heirloom Frames Dies #152325 and Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder #152320.

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The colors are Soft Suede and NEW Terracotta Tile. No fussies on this card!

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I really like this card for a Man's Birthday. Try it!

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How to Corner Emboss on Cards

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I found this clever embossing trick by Diana Langman. I have never seen this before. 

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1. Emboss the Purple Posy card stock with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder #151775.

2.  Emboss the same card stock with Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder #151823 by inserting one corner into the machine. STOP just before the outside edges of the embossing folder hit the machine. Back the embossing folder out of the machine. Be careful not to damage the embossing folder by continuing to emboss too far. 

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This is the absolutely gorgeous Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #149100. It's very Monet-like and impressionistic!

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Try it!!

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Daisy Lane Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Daisy Lane Bundle #151118 pairs nicely with the In Color 6X6" Designer Series Paper # 149617! The NEW Purple Posy is a very soft lilac shown here with Highland Heather base card.

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The Perennial Essence Floral Centers #149442 are a realistic fuzzy flower center!

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The punched leaves are Silver Foil Paper #132178. Add Daisy Lane Bundle to your life! Try it!

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How to Silhouette a Stamped Image

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I LOVE this card!! Free as a Bird Stamp Set #149468 is an OPEN IMAGE design. Simply take a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082 and color the images black to create a silhouette! It's SOOO easy and totally changes the appearance!  The background is Shimmery White card stock #101910 which has a nice finish for creating sunsets!  Using markers, scribble sunset colors onto Shimmery card stock by starting off one side and ending off the other. Don't worry about being perfect, because the image goes on top. Next, stamp your image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Fill in all open designs with the black marker. Sunset marker colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape. You get LOTS OF IMPACT!! TRY IT!

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I used two sunset colors for the card base: Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody to POP the black!

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Carry the same colors inside for the sentiment! TRY IT, you will love it, too!!

 

SPECIAL OFFER:  When you purchase Free as a Bird Bundle #151123 p.91 OR Bird Ballad Suite #152190 p. 91 from me, get an ADORABLE Bird House pattern! See header

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How to Make an Instant Card

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We all need quick cards! Let designer paper be your focal point. Cut a design paper 6" by 1-1/4" or 1-1/2". Attach it diagonally to your card front. Look closely. I added two score lines about 1/8" apart and parallel to the sides of the strip. This adds a bit of interest and texture. 

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This lovely paper is Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper #149592. Be sure to cover your envelope flap for increased impact!20190528_163117

See the score lines? Try this!

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Good Morning Magnolia Whitewashed

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Try the WHITEWASH Technique with this lovely new Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087!

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Heat emboss the flower image onto Crumb Cake card stock. I used Gold Embossing Powder.

 

Whitewash

Tap your open White Craft Ink Pad #147277 onto a clean acrylic block or other nonporous surface. Using an Aqua Painter #103954 filled with plain water, collect the ink and paint onto the flower petals. This gives a lovely milky look. SOFT!

 

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This WHITEWASHED image really pops on a Basic Black card stock base! TRY IT!

 

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Free as a Bird by Stampin' Up!

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I enjoy watching birds from my Stamp Office window! These little bird images are sweet and realistic! This is the brand NEW Free as a Bird stamp Set #149468.

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I used Stampin' Up! Blends Alcohol Markers as my color source. The background is a very light wash of Light Pool Party Blends to suggest sky.

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The Stitched Rectangles Dies #148551 make a perfect raised frame with interesting subtle detail! Try this!

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Good Morning Magnolia Bundle

Stampin' Up!'s 2019-20 Annual Catalog begins June 4th at NOON, Mt. Time!!! HURRAY!!

 

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The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087 is the most STUNNING stamp set in the new catalog!!

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The Magnolia is lightly colored with Stampin' Blends, Highland Heather Combo #147276. The three card stock colors are NEW Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Regal hues for a regal image!

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The background is the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder #151801.

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"Good Morning Magnolia" is a MUST for your collection of floral stamp images! Available June 4th.

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