Guest Stamper, Shari Wicks

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NATURE'S BEAUTY Stamp Set #150528 was chosen by Shari Wicks, fellow demonstrator, to create this soft, sweet bunny card which I cased. LOVE IT!!

 

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Do you recognize this Designer Paper?? It's MONSTER BASH DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #150447! It's PERFECT!

 

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This is a 4 x 4" Gate Fold card: cut base card 11 x 4" and then score at 2, 3-3/4, 7-1/4, and 9". This fits in a Stampin' Up! medium envelope. (Don't use a square envelope because it's extra US postage.)

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The realistic bunny is colored with Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers: Light Smoky Slate and Ivory. To create the snow, I dotted on SNOWFALL ACCENT PUFF PAINT #150691 and sprinkled it with ICE STAMPIN' GLITTER #150445. Then I heated the puff paint with a heat tool and the glitter adhered. You can also adhere the glitter with SHIMMERY CRYSTAL EFFECTS #150892.

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Sentiment is from MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL #147702. This is the perfect holiday card for a nature lover!! TRY IT!

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Ride with Me Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Old "Trucks" are a current decor motif! Ride with Me Stamp Set #149312 is right on trend!! It's so cute and great for "guy cards," too!

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By off setting the sentiment and truck, I suggested "motion!"

 

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I added quick color to the truck with Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers and used Wink of Stella #141897 on the truck window.

 

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The background is Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper #150432 in Garden Green. 

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Christmastime is Here by Stampin' Up!

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The exquisite detail in this gorgeous CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE is fantastic! This suite has lots of purchasing options, but it's only available while supplies last so don't delay!

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This sample is colored with Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers: Lovely Lipstick Duo #147281 with Wink of Stella glitter pen #141897 on the berries. I LOVE the realistic details!!

 

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This die cut floral cluster was mounted onto Whisper White card stock embossed with the STYLISH SCROLL EMBOSSING FOLDER #150665.

 

 

Christmastime products

 

Christmastime order numbersThis very versatile suite can be used ALL WINTER for many occasions. Don't wait - supply is LIMITED!!

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Beauty & Joy Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Beauty & Joy Stamp Set #150518 is a landscape topiary with two very detailed pots to plant your images in! These colors are Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow - classics for the Holidays.

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The background layer is Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder #150665 which I have used for many cards lately! The 5/8" Woven Thread Trim #149499 gives a tasseled look with texture.

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Change seasons by using the little flower in this set with spring or summer colors! It's versatile! Try it!

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Stitched Stars Dies by Stampin' Up!

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Stars are a CLASSIC Christmas motif! STITCHED STARS DIES #150653 has 23 die images to choose from! The star on this card is the largest image. It's die cut from the fun MERCURY GLASS DESIGNER ACETATE #150441.

 

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The star is mounted onto NOBLE PEACOCK FOIL PAPER #149495 that has been embossed with the SUBTLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER #151775 for texture. "MERRY' is die cut with the MERRY CHRISTMAS DIES #147912.

 

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INSIDE

 

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This very simple card achieves MAJOR IMPACT by using shiny, sparkly elements! Try it!!

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My TEAM member is having a SALE:

 

Used Rubber Stamp Sale
(Stampin’ Up! sets)
5945 Pepper Drive
Rockford, IL 61114


Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. – Noon

Julie Aurand, 20 year Demonstrator

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This Toile Christmas Bundle #152367 is realistic and gorgeous!!

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The cardinal was colored with the easy-to-use Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers in Real Red.

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The accents are Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper #150429 in Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil Paper #142020. Get your Christmas cards made early!!

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Snowman Season Bundle

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There is nothing cuter than a happy FROSTY! This Snowman Season Bundle #152337 has a PUNCH!! 

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This is a simple format that can be reproduced easily for your holiday mailings! Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper #150393 is sooo adorable and contains coordinating images.

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The Whisper White layer is embossed with the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder #150645. Click the picture to see an enlarged view. It's time to start your Christmas Cards!! 

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Tidings All Around Bundle by Stampin' Up!

NEWS FLASH!!

Purple Posy is AVAILABLE!! It didn't not meet Stampin' Up!'s strict color requirements and had to be reformulated. It's now BACK: ink pad, refill and 2019-2021 InColor Pad Assortment!! HURRAY!!

Purple Posy

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Tidings All Around Bundle #152371 can give you so many different card designs!!

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This Holiday card uses the All-Around Wreath Dies from the bundle to create a stately wreath over vellum embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Fold #149634. Great texture and interest!

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This Autumn card features the the delicate stamped images from the stamp set. A "wreath" works for EVERY season by changing the colors and embellishments!

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Toile Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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RED = Christmas! What a GORGEOUS, realistic cardinal image in the Toile Christmas Bundle #152367 !! NO fussy cutting because the 10% off Bundle includes 8 coordinating dies!

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The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper #150432 is a perfect match for this handsome Cardinal. The Cardinal was colored with Stampin' BLENDS Alcohol Markers: Real Red Duo and dark Daffodil on the backside of VELLUM. 

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Real Red Glimmer Paper #150427 is die cut with Heirlooms Frames Dies #152325. 

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Frosted Foliage Bundle by Stampin' UP!

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The moment I saw the Frosted Foliage Bundle #153029, I couldn't wait to die cut it in FOIL!! It's such a delicate wintery design!!

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The base card is the NEW Seaside Spray combined with Blueberry Foil from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets #149495 and Silver Foil #132178. "JOY" is die cut using the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies #149550.

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I popped an individual foil snowflake from the same bundle inside to draw the eye to the sentiment.

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This STUNNING bundle creates exquisite cards! Try it!

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Pinch Box and Pattern

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Today, I have an adorable little party favor box and PATTERN for you! Mine are made with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper #147892 and hold three Dove Chocolates.

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Just "PINCH" the sides of the top edge to pop open! The All is Bright Paper Clips #147893 are perfect to close the top with a festive touch!!

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The first one you make, use scrap card stock and get the feel of the pattern.

Here is the pattern as my holiday gift to you! ENJOY!

Pattern here: View this photo

 

 

 


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!


Merry Christmas to All Gift Card Holder

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Everyone needs Gift Card Holders for the Holiday. This one is very easy!

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Cut base card stock 4-1/4" x 11", and score at 5-1/2" and 8-1/2".  Use about a 1" circle punch to punch a thumb hole in the edge of the card stock. This edge folds to the inside of the card and is attached only on the side edges with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Attach the inside layer that is 4" X 2-1/2". Last, close your card and attach the front layer so it hides the inside layer. The lovely sentiment is from the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set #147702.

 

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Dashing Deer Easel Card

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Here is a FUN "easel card" made with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set #147728! It's easy to create.

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Cut the base cardstock 4-1/4" X 11, scored at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4". Create your card and attach only the lower half of the front layer. Inside, place a "STOP" for the lower front edge of the card to rest against. I often place a sentiment on the "stop." The "stop" needs to be dimensionalized. Very simply and impressive! Try it!

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Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set

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Interlocking Gate Fold cards are FUN and impressive!!

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Making Christmas Bright Bundle #149947 contains a Punch! This bundle is a good choice for this fancy fold format.

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The punched Christmas lights are layered onto the 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #146139 and mounted on alternate sides of the center opening with Dimensionals. It's simple!

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The ADORABLE "All is Bright Designer Series Paper" #14789 pops this format!! Try this!

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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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 inside

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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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Spirited Snowmen by Stampin' Up!

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Such a HAPPY fellow because he is surrounded by HAPPY COLORS of Real Red and Granny Apple Green! This is an easy format: simply cut 1" off the right front edge of your basic card. That piece becomes the banner by tucking 1" under the inside Whisper White layer and folding back over the front! PRESTO!

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This arrow shows where the 1" banner tab is tucked under the inside white layer.

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Blends were used to color the Spirited Snowman #148072. Time to start those Christmas cards!

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All is Bright Designer Series Paper

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Christmas is coming FAST!! Here is a quick, inexpensive little gift idea. These are composition books covered with the BEAUTIFUL "All is Bright" Designer Series Paper #147892.

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I placed Tear & Tape #138995 on all edges of the book. I avoided the fabric spine because it flexes when the book opens. Next I placed a straight edge of the designer paper right along the fabric spine, smooth the paper, opened the cover and cut away the excess designer paper. 

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This paper is colorful and playful! This book would make a great Christmas Shopping List or Teacher gift!

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This paper is from the same package, but has an elegant feel.

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Try covering any size book that suits your needs. It's easy!!

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Buffalo Check

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Color makes all the difference!! I'm playing with all the Buffalo Check samples I recently made and posted. LOVE the versatility of the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797!!

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Checks stamped in NEW Mango Melody ink give a BRIGHT, CRISP feel. It's happy and youthful. This sweet little lion is from A Little Wild Stamp Set #144344.

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Cherry Cobbler and NEW Shaded Spruce inks create a wonderful CLASSIC, traditional Christmas feeling. Notice I added added lines within the checks with Shaded Spruce BLENDS marker! Sure changes the look. This adorable little tree is from Timeless Tidings Stamp Set #148936 20180913_160102

Lastly, Canjun Craze ink feels like chilly autumn and flannel shirts. I added TWO lines within the checks using Old Olive and Daffodil BLENDS markers. The sentiment is from Labels to Love Stamp Set #144967.

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Buffalo Check Background Stamp does it ALL!! It's a MUST for your collection!!

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Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

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This UNDER THE MISTLETOE Designer Series Paper #146921 is included in this month's promo: Buy 3 Designer Papers, Get 1 FREE!! This is the same card format as my last post. This fancy fold card begins with a 5-1/2 X 12" base. Score at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, and 10-1/4". It's EASY and a great way to show off Designer Paper!!

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Love these Reindeer!!

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This card features a "slip-off" belly band of 1 X 10". Try this FUN fancy fold!!

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Tips to Attach Vellum on Card Fronts

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This soft and simple snowflake card features the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #144686. The base card is Soft Sky and rather difficult for amatuer me to photograph. In person this is really sweet. The Snowflake is embossed on Vellum Card Stock #101856.

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I attached the Vellum top layer in two ways. I used Tear & Tape #138995 under the snowflake. 

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I also placed a glue dot on the dot of the "J" on the Soft Sky base card. Last, I centered the Vellum layer pressing the Tear & Tape and glue dot firmly. The glue dot is covered by a Rhinestone #144220. No adhesive shows thru on the front of the Vellum! So look for places under embellishments to "hide" your adhesives when using Vellum.

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 Make your Christmas card now!

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Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

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Christmas is coming and Santa's Sleigh is ready! For an elegant look, use FOIL PAPER! I chose the Champagne Foil Paper #144748 from the Holiday Catalog page 37.

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I paired the Foil Paper with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green for a traditional look. The black layer POPS the image. Get started on your Christmas Cards now!

 Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

#140278 - $30, twelve dies


Bridge Card Modified

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I love all the Bridge Card fancy fold layouts I am seeing, but wanted to change it a little. I moved the "bridge" piece up to the top of the card and used a window sheet instead of card stock! This makes the French Horn magically "float!"

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I used Tear 'n Tape #139995 to attach the Window Sheet #142314 at the very outside edges of the card. It's clear so it mostly disappears.

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This top view really shows the "floating" die cut. I used the Musical Season Bundle #146048, a favorite of mine!

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Yes, this card folds flat for mailing. It collapses to the side. Such a FUN fancy fold!!

TRY IT!

Here is your pattern:

Pattern


Quick Gift Card Holder

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The Season of Giving is right around the corner! This easy card holds a gift card or money. It features the CUTE Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111 from the Annual Catalog and the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.

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The pocket inside holds the gift card or money. Cut the base card 4-1/4" X 11 and score at 2-1/2" and 5-1/2". SIMPLE!! Did you notice that SWEET little ribbon?? It's Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon #144620. Give this Gift Card Holder a try - it's so easy!

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

#144111 - $11

Be Merry DSP $11

 


Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

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This EXQUISITE metallics on black card was created by my good friend and Team member, Barb Faulkner of South Beloit, Illinois! It's absolutely REGAL!!

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Barb die cut the little snowflakes w/ the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies using Champagne and Copper Foil Sheets. TIP: any excess glue can be removed from Foil Sheets using a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol! Handy info!!

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Mixing metallics is a HOT TREND!! The bottom edge uses the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape #144644. Love this creation by Barb!!

 Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

#144678 - $30

Also available bundled w/ stamps

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits $30


Painted Harvest Creates Holiday Wreath

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Sneak Peek!! This is the versatile PAINTED HARVEST STAMP SET coming September 1, 2017! This image is actually a sunflower, but creates a very pretty holiday wreath!! I love the shading that is built into the two-step image!! The sweet little bow is pre-packaged in the 2017-19 IN COLOR BITTY BOWS #144217 in the annual catalog.

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Another color combo shows a little "fork bow" made from the 5/8" Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon #144191.

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Colors: Old Olive and  Lemon Lime Twist for the wreath; Berry Burst. A BIG thanks to Bente Snow of Denmark for sharing her great holiday idea. LOVE it!!

Painted Harvest Bundle

with Punch

#146021 - $33.25

Coming September 1, 2017!! If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator, I'm happy to send you a Holiday Catalog. Email me: NancyFerb50@gmail.com


Holly Jolly Layers Host Stamp Set

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I have a guest stamper today, my friend and team member, Shari Wicks of Florida! What a VERY SWEET card she made featuring the Host Stamp Set, Holly Jolly Layers!

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The Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Squares Framelits are a perfect pair!! Lovely, Shari!! Thanks for sharing. Please note: the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits have sold out and will be back in stock the end of January. Put them on your WISH LIST!!


Peaceful Pines with Sparkle

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Peaceful Pines Stamp Set is FULL of options! I like a little SPARKLE myself! This card has a generous 1/4" frame of Silver Glimmer Paper.

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I used an assortment of colored Enamel Shapes to decorate the tree! This card was favorite in a recent class of mine. Simple and Classic!


Triple Fold Card Measurements

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A TRIPLE FOLD card is the perfect showcase for designer papers, like "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper!

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The BASE CARD is 12 X 5-1/2". Score the long side at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, & 10-1/4". Try it!

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Use a BELLY BAND to hold all the folds together. The band can be any width - mine is 3/4 X 9-1/2".

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 "This Christmas"
Specialty Designer Series Paper

#141628 - $13 - 24 sheets of 12 X 12"

This Christmas DSP $13

 


Cookie Cutter Christmas

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Stampin' Up!'s Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE is so versatile. The punch that looks like a Gingerbread man, also punches out this reindeer when you use it upside down!!

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This is a cute fold - a card inside of a card! It's NOT a pocket.

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Measurements for this card are very flexible. I cut Island Indigo card stock 8-1/2 X 4/1/4" and scored it at 5-1/2". I cut the Basic Black Card stock 8-1/2 X 3-1/2" scored at 4-1/2". Center the smaller card on the largest area of the bigger card. Interlock flaps. 

I have most of my Christmas cards in the mail - do you???

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35


Gift Card Holder from Envelope

 

This is a QUICK Gift Card Holder from a Stampin' Up! Envelope! I've used this idea for decades because there are so many endless ways to embellish it! I made this video a few years ago. The NEW Classic Label Punch works well, also. If I'm in a real hurry, I just skip the "slot & tuck" part. The flap folding over the top lets you use the gummed edge as a closure! Please try this - great for lot of occasions!!

Classic Label Punch

#141491 - $18

Classic Label Punch $18


Make it quick with scraps!

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Don't you LOVE a quick card made with scraps?? Here you go! Cut four designer series papers 1-7/8" X 2-1/2". TIP: IF YOUR PAPER CUTTER ALLOWS, CUT THEM AS ONE SHEET, because then they will be the same size and fit perfectly! I used the Warmth & Cheer 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack.

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The secret is MARKING THE CENTER of your card for perfect placement. Use a little extra TOWBOW LIQUID GLUE so you can S-L-I-D-E the paper into the exact position! Using too little liquid glue causes the liquid to dry quicker and GRAB....halting your adjustments! I embellished with Glimmer Papers for a POP! I used only SCRAPS! Demonstrators, this is an excellent Make & Take for any season! Try it!

Warmth & Cheer  

48 double-sided sheets

6X6" Designer Series Paper STACK

#141991 - $10

 

Warmth & Cheer DSP stack

 


Baby's First Christmas Ornament

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 I just finished personalized Christmas Tree ornaments for our first grandchild! She's ADORABLE! I covered heavy chipboard with Designer Series Paper. The front is a favorite baby picture and the back says, "Lily's First Christmas 2016." (Be sure to date your ornaments! I heat embossed the entire ornament with CLEAR embossing powder. I was VERY CAREFUL not to over-heat the photo. I made an extra - good thing, because one of the photos bubbled up and scorched. OOOOPS - live and learn. I added the Silver Glimmer Hearts and Eyelet after heat embossing.

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I left the "glare" on this picture so you could see the ornament is shiny. My clear embossing powder is contaminated with the old iridescent ice embossing powder so I ended up with a few sparkles on Lily's sweet face.

I have made ornaments in the past with reprints of old childhood pictures, school pictures or special memories. It is not just for babies. It's always fun at Christmas to look at all the personalized ornaments you collect over the years!  Try this ornament idea!