Sneak Peek

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When a friend needs a long-distance hug, send a special card you made!

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This detailed look was created with the LACE DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER #148530 coming Jan . 3rd in the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog! Before embossing, I dragged the Sea Form Ink Pad across the inside of the folder to add soft color in the impressions!

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The base card is Sea Foam with a layer of Basic Grey. Send a card to someone who needs a hug!

 


Swaps

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The cheerful colors of these flowers grabbed my eye on this swap card made by Dawn Miller. The Beautiful Promenade Bundle #148389 flower colors are NEW Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie! GREAT combo for a happy feeling!

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These flower are a TWO - STEP design: two images are stamped to create all the detail!

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Lovely card, Dawn. Thanks for swapping with me!

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This swap was made by Elizabeth Barnes of Canada. It's has a lovely softness by combining NEW Balmy Blue and NEW Gray Granite.

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The Foliage Frame Framelits #146353 in the Gray Granite color add LOTS of texture to the circular design.

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Very sweet, professional looking creation, Elizabeth! Glad we swapped!


Swaps

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I'm so sorry I've be unable to blog!! My new laptop got hung up at the Geek Squad for my data transfer!! This is a clever swap card by Kathy Van Helsland. Half of the front opens for your message.

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Here is the inside. The red card stock measures 8-1/2 X 3-1/4" scored at 4-1/4".

 

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This is an easy layout, but very unique! Are your Christmas cards in the mail yet?? Half of mine have been sent!

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Such a cute Birthday card for anyone!! This is a swap, sadly without a name.

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This perfect paper is Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper #146277.

 

GET READY!!

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS

BEGINS DEC. 5TH WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!


Swaps

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Kathy Johnson of Forest Hill, MD is the creator of this crisp, pretty swap card! It features Serene Garden Bundle of 8 stamps and 6 dies #148395.

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Kathy used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for the color. Very nice, Kathy!

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This is a nice, simple holiday card I received as a swap, but don't have a name to give credit. This stamp set is the versatile Sheltering Tree #137163.

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Wink of Stella #141897 adds frosty shimmer to the wintery tree! Lovely!

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More Swaps

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As promised, more of my favorite OnStage swaps from last week. This unique layout caught my eye! Jo Ann Harris created this card using Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle #149962, New Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blends Markers.

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The images are heat embossed with Silver and this poinsettia is shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897.

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I especially love the slashes of Silver Glimmer Paper!! #146960

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Here is a DELIGHTFUL birthday creation by Jackie O'Bryan of KS. Black really POPS the colors!! This is the cute Broadway Birthday Bundle #148321.

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Check out this UNIQUE detail: she ran a circle of Window Sheet #142314 thru the Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706!!! Very interesting texture!!

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All the color strips are popped out using the Foam Adhesive Strips #141825! This is a HAPPY card for ANYONE's Birthday!


Bouquet Blooms

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Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide colors pair so easily! Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set #146503 is a sweet floral. A different embossing folder was used on each card.  Look closer...

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This background is the SUBTLE Embossing Folder #143706 that has a "linen look."

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This background is the TUFTED Embossing Folder #146335.

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Cute curliques for the inside!

 

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set

 

FLASH SALE IS COMING OCT. 23rd. No details yet.

 

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How about a "FLANNEL-LOOK" card for Autumn? This NEW Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797  creates a FUN and versatile layer for MANY occasions!

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This check is Momento Black Ink Pad on Cherry Cobbler card stock. The Wishing You Well Stamp Set #147864 works all year around!

 

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Same format using Bermuda Bay card stock with the Black Momento Ink Pad.

 

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This is the NEW Gorgeous Grape cardstock color with Black Momento Ink Pad.

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It's fun to try different colors when you find a layout that you love.

WHICH color is your Fave? Leave a comment.

FLASH SALE IS COMING OCT. 23rd.

Make your Wish List

 

 

 

 


Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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I need a masculine Christmas card to send to a Nursing Home. This Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147794 gives a "flannel look!"

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This deer silhouette is die cut from the Black Foil Sheets #147898.

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This deer is die cut from Gold Foil #132622. I applied Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106 on both the Black and Gold Foils before die cutting with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263. The deer die cuts become "stickers," which are SIMPLE to apply!!

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Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up!

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Autumn has officially arrived! It brings a whole different color palette for papercrafters. I love the change! This is the Painted Harvest Stamp Set #144783.

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I love the NEW Corrugated Embossing Folder #148026 for great texture!! The NEW Sprigg Punch #148012  paired with the NEW Joyous Noel 6X6"  Glimmer Paper #147817 adds a spark to the design!

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Stamp for Autumn events today!!

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Baby Shower Challenge

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Grey and White isn't very exciting. That was my challenge when I offered to help my working daughter with a Baby Shower she is hosting soon. The shower is for TWINS - a boy and a girl. Well, I decided to add lots of texture, shine and glimmer! These are "Table Tents," which are the same on both sides.

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By adding a "W" of cardstock inside, I insured the tents would not collapse.

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The cute little critters are from A WILD THING Stamp Set #144344. The Teeny Tiny bows are from the FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES #147922 and cut six bows at once.20180913_155721

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 Texture, shine, glimmer!!

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Mini canning jars with cute critters and vellum "grass" are accents for the food table.

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I attached the critters to floral wire and added a die cut tree from the same FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES. So how did I do with a challenge of grey and white?? Your stamps are so versatile so use them beyond greeting cards! 

 


Gable Box goes Elegant

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Elegant Silver & Shimmer!! Mini Gable Boxes are SO HANDY: #146961 Lustrous White and #145568 Silver. I carefully opened the side seam of this box using an Exacto Knife. That enabled me to emboss each half of the box with the lovely NEW Tufted DYNAMIC Embossing Folder #146335!! It's a "WOW" with texture!!

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I finished off this tufted box with Silver Embossing Powder, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper and 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon. Ready for GIVING! Try it!

All supplies are HERE


One for ALL Stamp Set

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Here is a FUN, breezy summer card!! The image is from a NEW stamp set called, ONE FOR ALL #146652 wood OR #146655 clear. The background is Brights Stampin' Write Markers #147157 on Glossy Cardstock #144240.

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This shot shows the Glossy Paper. The marker colors are Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight. The markers blend very well on the glossy surface! Try it!!

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Accented Blooms with Blends

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Accented Blooms Stamp Set # 146678 wood OR # 146681 clear, has a coordinating punch called Tailored Tag # 145667! This set pairs perfectly with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers!! Note how the lower flowers have a soft shadow of Light Crumb Cake Blends. The base card is embossed with the NEW Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706 that gives a "linen look!"

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On this card I did a Resist Technique for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using Clear Embossing Powder. Next, I used the Old Olive Blends Marker to write over the "hello" which had no clear embossing on the letters.

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I highly recommend this lovely Accented Blooms and Tailored Tag Punch for your collection! ALL Stampin' BLENDS are in stock now so get them while you can! You will love them - I do!!

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Abstract Impressions Bundle

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There is nothing better than playing with NEW stamps!! I love to pull out a "suite" of products and just start creating. 

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This card really shows off the Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper #146289 that coordinates with this Abstract Impression Bundle, #148348!

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This gorgeous butterfly die is part of the Bundle. Bundled products save you 10%!

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The wing tips are not attached and slightly curved up to show a "peekaboo" of the designer paper!

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This unique corner die is cut from the same designer paper as the envelope flap. There is ENDLESS versatility when you purchase an entire "suite" of products that the professional artists have designed to coordinate!!

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Rooted in Nature meets Stamparatus

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These similar cards were created with the Stamparatus positioner, using the "Hinge Step" method. The Stamparatus #146276 is now available!! After stamping the leaves, I cut around them on one side. The leaves are all "splattered" with Stampin' Write Markers. 

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This base card is Mint Macaron with a Tranquil Tide die cut "Happy Birthday," #143700.

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This base card is soft Sea Foam with a Gold Foil sentiment.

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This base card is Mint Macaron with a Silver Foil die cut "Happy Birthday." These designs are gender neutral and created with the NEW versatile Rooted in Nature Stamp Set of 16 images, #146479 wood OR #146482 clear. 

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Rooted in Nature Bundle

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Sneak Peek into next week's NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog!! I cannot get enough of this gnarled pine tree! This is the AWESOME new Rooted in Nature BUNDLE of 16 images and 12 dies #148352 in wood, or #148353 in clear mount. 

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I used the "Masking Tape Technique:" press a low adhesive tape (like painter's tape) onto your ink pad to pick up color, then press the tape onto your cardstock to transfer the color. SO EASY!

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The coordinating Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper #146338 makes perfect wrapping paper for smaller gifts! Click this picture to get a larger view of this lovely detailed leaf print. This bundle will be a top-seller! It is available beginning June 1, 2018. A WINNER, for sure.

 


How to make Sunglasses

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To create realistic sunglasses for a handmade card, I started with Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle #145345. Stamp the sunglass image two times: once on the color of cardstock for the eyeglass frame and once on Silver Foil Paper #132178. Die Cut the eyeglass frame. Hand cut the lens only from the Silver Foil Paper. Layer. EASY! It's so cute to have a fancy pocket to show off your Rhinestone embellished sunglasses!!

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Pocketful of Sunshine BUNDLE $AVES you 10% when purchased by May 31th!!

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Did you notice the "Pick A Pattern" Washi Tape #144166 made the pocket more FUN??

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Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

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Sometimes you want to create something soft and special. I really like the look of this simple sponging technique!

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I used the DEBOSSED side of the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder that is part of the May 2018 Early Release Promo. I prefer Sponge Daubers #133773, but you can also use Stampin' Sponges #141337. Pounce the dauber on a ink pad to collect ink. Then gently rub onto the image. It's very easy because it is "inexact." Rubbing lightly is best - you can always add more color if desired.

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The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink instead of a bold black ink. Try this simple coloring trick!


How to create glossy greetings

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A GLOSSY greeting for someone special! Cut 2-3 sentiments using the Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700. Stack them exactly on top of each other with adhesive. Simply heat emboss the greeting two times, using Versamark ink pad and CLEAR embossing powder. A tweezers is very helpful. Attach to your card.

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This angle really shows the SHINE!! The sentiment seems to jump off the paper!

TRY IT!


Share What You Love Suite

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This is a sweetly simple card! These charming little flowers are from the Early Release May 2018 Promo. The color is Calypso Coral.

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Note the dry embossed image peeking out under the layer! It's the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder! Another new item in the May Promo!

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YOU can purchase these BRAND NEW products NOW, plus the NEW 2018-20 In Color ink pads!!

For your bundle options and order numbers click below:

Download 2018 May Early Release PROMO


Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

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Beautiful Bouquet Bundle #145297 creates EXTRA SPECIAL cards! It has lots of sentiments, too! These great products will be in the next annual catalog, but WITHOUT the 10% savings of a bundle.

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Look at all these FUN flower shapes! So pretty and cheery!! Get the 10% bundle savings NOW!

May 1st starts an Early Release Purchase opportunity - check back tomorrow!!

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Bubble Over Bundle

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I was thinking of NEHI Orange Soda when I was stamping this! LOL I used Tangerine Tango for the bottles. The Bubble Over Bundle #146082 has some really fun framelits! Love the "bendy" straws and realistic looking bottle caps!!

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This is a good gender neutral bundle!

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Do you call this "soda" or "pop?" That is the question!

REMEMBER: stock up on your retiring colors SOON. Scroll down to see the list.


Stamparatus in the Round

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Dorothy Chabot, my friend and Stamp Club member, sent me this "TOO-CUTE-FOR-WORDS" card!! It's extra special because we have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in our family, Maxie!! Here is Maxie for comparison-

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Dorothy used her new Stamparatus, advanced positioning tool, to stamp the doggies in a circle! She did an OUTSTANDING job of making a perfectly specific card for ME!! LOVE IT DOROTHY!! Part of the JOY of stamping is personalizing our cards to connect with the receiver!

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This sweet pooch is from Bella & Friends Stamp Set #141870. The Stamparatus will be available June 1, 2018 in the NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Here is a link to make a template to use with the Stamparatus to stamp in a "circle!" Ruth with ArtfulStampin'

Make a Card, Send a Card - TODAY!


Jar of Love is Jammin'

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I received a jar of homemade Blackberry Jam from a very thoughtful friend! YUMMMM!!! I have a stamp set for that!! Here is my Thank You Card!

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Jar of Love Stamp Set #141587 and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies #141490 made my "paper jam." The jam is dark Rich Razzleberry BLENDS. The "sweetest" sentiment is from Fruit Basket Stamp Set #145833.

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This is a Panel Card: 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" base card, scored at 2" and 3-1/8" from each side. It stands up and displays very well.

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I love that stamping lets me "specialize" my cards to exactly what I want to send and say!

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Punch Art Bunny in Chocolate

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The Bunnies are multiplying in my office again!! Punch art is so much fun!! Details:

    *Feet - one 3/4" Circle, cut in half

    *Body - 2" Circle

    *Tail - 1/2" Circle, Glimmer Paper

    *Head - 1-3/8" Circle

    *Ears - two of the smallest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372

The color is Milk Chocolate also known as Soft Suede!! Fold down one ear for "character!"

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The Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes make a FAST base. Add Washi Tape for interest and texture.

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These would be FUN to create with kids!!

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Send NON-melting chocolate Bunnies for Easter!! Calorie free, too! Try them!

All supplies available right HERE!

 

 


Team Card Challenge Results

I challenged my Team of Directs to create a card using: Lemon Lime Glimmer Paper, Lemon Lime Tutti-Frutti self-adhesive Sequins and Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon! An impartial person judged for me. The winners are receiving a $50 Product Gift Certificate from me. 

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Created by Shari Ball

 

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Created by Helen Stairwalt

 

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Created by Helen Stairwalt (sequins inside)

 

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Created by Janell Lewellen

 

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Created by Sharon Brown

 

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Created by Barb Faulkner

 

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Created by Linda Niemeyer  (sequins inside)

 

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Created by SueAnn Bamberg

 

Thanks to all who entered and made LOVELY creations!! 

The WINNERS are-

Janell Lewellen 

Linda Niemeyer

Please email me your $50-51 product selections plus one Sale-A-Bration item (in the $50 category) by March 30th. Congrats!!!


Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies

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Look at this ADORABLE basket I got in the mail from my great friend and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Peggy Taylor!! It is sooo sweet and soft!! Without the handle, it measures 4-3/8" tall X 3" square.

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Peggy used the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies #145653 for the basket. She embellish it with the Blossoming Basket Bundle, a FREE ITEM, during Sale-A-Bration Promo! Such a lovely Easter Basket!! Thanks for sharing, Peggy!! Peggy was my convention roomie for 12 years!! GOOD memories!

All supplies available in my online store HERE.


Punch Art Bunnies Multiply

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For over a decade this punch art Bunny has been a HIT!! His name is Pete...and Repeat...and Repeat!! LOL He has a way of multiplying because he is so happy and adorable!!

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Here is my trick: I like to make a template for the eyes because eye placement can "make or break" a cute little face! Punch two 1/8" holes about in the center of a 1-3/8" circle of Thick Whisper White Card Stock to create your pattern. Lay this template over a punched 1-3/8" Circle and fill in completely with a black Journaling Pen.

    One pink nose - 1/4" Circle

    Two white cheeks - 1/2" Circle, Dimensionalized

    One white head - 1-3/8" Circle, mark eyes with template (above)

    Two white ears - smallest oval in Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, lightly sponged pink

    One colored layer - 2-5/8" square in Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies # 145372

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  The colored layer is Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143.

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  You MUST try these SWEET AND ADORABLE Bunnies for Easter or Baby cards!!

All supplies are available right HERE!


Number of Years Stamp Set

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I "cased" this cute Birthday Milestone card idea! Two relatives are celebrating special Birthdays this month!

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The "39" is stamped and the "40" is die cut with the coordinating "Large Numbers Framelits Dies #140622. The colorful paper is Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper which is a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!

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 Credit for this CUTE card idea goes to Connie Stewart who has a nice Instruction Sheet HERE. All products are available at my online store HERE. Try it!!


How to Emboss Mini Gable Boxes

20180215_191003Love these handy Silver Mini Gable Boxes #145568 for gift giving!! When paired with the NEW Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder it's a WOW!!! Here's how-

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Use an exacto knife to gently open the seam of the box so you can lay it flat.

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Insert one half of the box into the embossing folder with the EDGE of the embossing folder at the top score mark of the top of the box. Repeat for the other half of the box. Rebuild the box with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Embellish! GREAT wedding idea! This Basket Weave Embossing Folder is part of a FREE Bundle with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

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Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Favorite Item

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Today is the 2nd release of additional Sale-A-Bration items!! THIS is my FAVE!!! It's FREE with a $100 purchase: Blossoming Basket Bundle of stamps and Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder! SO sweet and perfect for Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers!

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This card features a Basket Weave texture with Basic Gray Ink dragged across the inside of the front of the embossing folder BEFORE running the cardstock thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. The ink adds TONS of depth!! Flowers are colored with the Calypso Coral Blends Duo.

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This card used Always Artichoke on the embossing folder and Rich Razzleberry Blends Duo for the flower color. Which do you like best?? Sale-A-Bration is the time to stock up on BASICS and earn FREE ITEMS!!

See ALL the FREE Sale-A-Bration items with purchase HERE!


Daisy Delight meets Brusho Crystal Colour

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I stamped the Daisy Delight (#145361 for Bundle) image onto a "practice sheet" of Brusho Crystal Colour #144101. I loved the colorful variegated petals that punched out!

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I couldn't decide which I liked, so created both!

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The center of this Daisy is the green from Myths & Magic 6X6" Glimmer Paper #145601 cut with a 1/2" Circle Punch. The words are Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840, a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo.

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This base card is Peekaboo Peach. I used the same green from the pack of Glimmer Pack and the same die pack. Which card do you like BEST??

STOP BACK to see what happened to the Brusho Sheet SCRAPS!!  All products are available right here in my online store.


Sure Do Love You Bundle

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This is call an Envelope Card and it uses very little paper. The base is 4 X 5-1/4" which saves paper when cutting from a 12 X12" sheet! The tip of the triangular flap TUCKS under the strip below. SO SIMPLE & UNIQUE!

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The flap is a 3-3/4" square, scored diagonally. The flap opens to reveal your message! 

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This back view shows the square flap. This GORGEOUS paper is Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 - OH SO SPLASHY!! The stamps and dies are the Sure Do Love You Bundle #145965 wood or #145966 clear.

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Be sure to dimensionalized (elevate) the strip so you are able to TUCK the tip of the flap 1/4" under. TRY this FUN FOLD!!

All items available in my online store now!

 

 


Picture Perfect Birthday

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This ADORABLE two-step bow really caught my eye!! This is the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set #145519 in the in 2018 Occasions Catalog.

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These colors are Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Silver!

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I like the unique images in this fun, versatile birthday stamp set!

Don't forget - IT'S SALE-A-BRATION PROMO! FREE item with purchase! Your orders are always appreciated.


Sunshine Wishes Thinlits with Brusho

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Valentine's Day is around the corner! I've been playing with Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 from the Occasion Catalog. Sprinkle a small amount of Brusho Crystals onto wet Watercolor Paper for interesting backgrounds! That's the easiest use for these Crystals, but there are many more ideas!

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 Sunshine Wishes Thinlits #141489 are perfect for a Valentine Card!

Try Brusho Crystal Colour if you love "out of the box" experimenting!


Party Pandas Cuteness

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Everyone loves a cute Panda!! These "Party Pandas" are a FREE choice with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! Age appropriate for EVERYONE!!

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The "punched out circle" creates a format for two different designs! Use the NEW "Simple Stripes"Embossing Folder #145648 to create a unique background: run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263 vertically, FLIP OVER, and then run thru horizontally.

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The cute tiny print layers are from the "Picture Perfect Party 6x6" Designer Series Paper.

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Party Pandas are guaranteed FUN & SMILES!! All products available here. 

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Celebrate You with SHINE

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Look closely...the "YOU" shines!! The flowers were colored with BLENDS markers so each flower is a little unique!

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The word "YOU" was die cut three times in Basic Black cardstock using the Celebrate You Thinlits (from Sale-A-Bration,) then glued on top of each other. That gives depth!

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Next, heat emboss the stacked "YOU" with clear embossing powder for SHINE! That grabs attention!

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I love the powerful impact of this card!! It's all about the "YOU!" Celebrate You Thinlits and Amazing You Stamp Set used here are FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo items! TRY this!!

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to stock up & earn FREE goodies!! Shop HERE


Petal Palette Bundle

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This sweet Chickadee stole my heart! Ink him in Basic Gray, then add Basic Black Marker to the rubber of cap, beak and throat for a realistic result!

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This lovely watercolor Bundle has 15 images & 10 coordinating dies...plus it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item thru March 31, 2018! 

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Colors: base card is Pink Pirouette, banner is Pear Pizzazz, Blends Markers for flowers are Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. Clear Wink of Stella on flowers for shimmer!

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Texture for the base card is the NEW Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

This lovely bundle is coming up in my LOCAL class: Feb. 16 & 17 at 9:30 am. Check EVENTS at top of page for details and join us!


Acetate Card Box Trick

Acetate card boxes $6.50

Did you miss these handy clear Acetate Card Boxes #144628 in the Holiday Catalog, pg. 13? They are indispensable for giving cards as gifts! And only 65 cent per box! 

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Here is a simple trick to step up an acetate box-

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With the box flat, insert one side of an embossing folder and line up the folder with the front panel of the box. Run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, adjusting for thickness. My favorite embossing folder is Hexagons #143231 because it gives STUNNING results!

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Look at the SPARKLE!! WOW!! So simple and inexpensive!! I have stocked up on these Acetate Boxes for lots of future occasions! You should, too. Try this!


Crafting Forever by Stampin' Up!

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Today, I'm flying over the Rocky Mountains to Salt Lake City, Utah for Stampin' Up! OnStage!! (That's a fancy name for convention.) I'll be thrilled to see my North Star Stamper Team members who can attend!! It's three days of swapping, gabbing, and learning all things Stampin' Up! YAY!!

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I've been practicing with the NEW BLENDS, alcohol markers! Wow, they make me feel like an artist which I'm NOT!! But I believe we can all "LEARN" tools/techniques and improve our skills! This is FUN learning!

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The "pot" is colored with the Light Crumb Cake BLENDS. 

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This is just the perfect card to send to any crafty friend! All products are available in my online store HERE. TRY BLENDS!!!


Remarkable You

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When you need a sympathy card, you need it fast. Here is an elegant idea that is quick, too!


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This stamp set is Remarkable You, paired with the sentiments from Thoughts & Prayers.


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A quick touch of color with the Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers is all you need. I love the 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon! Try it!


Birthday Blooms with Blends

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I'm practicing with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Blends alcohol markers that will be release on NOV. 1st! I'm not a pro, but it sure is fun to play! I love that these markers do not streak. This is the Calypso Coral Duo and the Old Olive Duo marker sets used with the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set #140655 wood or #140658 clear mount.

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Next, I played with the Pink Pirouette Duo Set for a really soft look.

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Did you notice the looped ribbon against the Silver Foil Paper embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder #143704 ?? Go to my Facebook Business Page for a chance to WIN FREE BLENDS: click here  While you are there, please LIKE my page! Appreciated!