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Expressions in Ink 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Here is a card from my recent Florida-themed cards class. The GORGEOUS background is the Expressions in Ink 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #155696.  It should look familiar because it is featured on the front & back covers of the current annual Stampin' Up! Catalog! 

 

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The image is from Timeless Tropical Stamp Set #151497.  This vanilla portion of the card is 6 X 2-1/2", scored at 3". VERY easy, but the papers make it special!

 

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2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum #stampinup

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Shimmer Vellum #155616 is FUN!! Did you miss it in the catalog on page 135?

 

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ALL these flowers and leaves were die cut from Shimmer Vellum using the Pierced Blooms Dies #154312. They are ADORABLE!!

 

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I mounted these sweet colorful flowers onto Pattern Party 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #155426 for hostesses only, starting at $150 purchased. BLACK pops all colors! Try Shimmer Vellum!

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Merriest Moments Bundle #stampinup

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Barb Faulkner, my friend and Team member, created this festive fancy fold card using the Merriest Moments Bundle #156783.

 

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The base card is 4-1/4 x  8-1/2", scored at 5-1/2". The layer is 3 x 8", scored at 4". Simple and impressive!

 

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The colors come from the versatile paper, Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper #155718. Try this easy fancy fold!!

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Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper #stampinup

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This is an elegant version of the Strip Card in my last post! These gorgeous papers are Ever Eden 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #159996, limited edition to coordinate with Eden's Garden Bundle #157832.

 

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The GOLD is sooo elegant!

 

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 These strips are 3/4" wide, but can be varied. Mount onto Gold Foil Paper. Start in the middle with 1 or 2 strips at an angle. Build out perpendicularly, leaving a small space between strips so the gold shows. Let strips extend beyond the edge. When done, flip over and trim off excess. It's fun. You might as well make several cards while you are at it!! TRY IT!!


Got Scraps?

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Don't you LOVE a fun "Scrap Card Design?" We all have scraps. Don't waste them! These strips are 3/4" wide and can be varied!

 

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Look closely! The strips are attached to RED FOIL PAPER #153510! Leaving a little gap between the strips, lets that foil paper SHINE!! It's a twist on the "OLDE Strip Card!" This paper is the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6X6" Designer Series Paper #156313.

 

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 Start in the middle with 1 or 2 strips at an angle. Build out perpendicularly. Let strips extend beyond the edge. When done, flip over and trim off excess. It's fun. You might as well make several cards while you are at it!! TRY IT!!

 


Wonder & Whimsy 12 x 12 DSP #156329

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You can see why this card was a CLASS FAVORITE? The beautiful pink layer is Whimsy & Wonder 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #156329.

 

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These Wonderful Snowflakes #156340 are iridescent on one side and matte finish on the opposite side so can be colored. They would make perfect holiday "TABLE CONFETTI," too!!

 

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Use Basic Grey ink pad for the sentiment to keep the color SOFT!!

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Fancy Fold Greeting Card

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Show off pretty designer papers with this easy TRI-FOLD WITH BELLYBAND Fancy Fold format!! This lovely holiday paper is Whimsy & Wonder 12 x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #156329.

 

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Cut the base card 5-1/2 x 11". Score at 1-3/4, 5-1/2 and 9-3/4".  Bellyband is 1 x 11". It's sooo easy and impressive!!

 

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The accent snowflake is from So Many Snowflakes Dies #153560. Try this FUN FOLD!!

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Pretty Pillow Box Dies #156321

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LOTS of holidays are coming that need little treats!! These Pretty Pillow Box Dies #156321 are the perfect answer!! They assemble in a flash and are adorable in small print designer papers!! Finished size is 3-1/2 x 2 x 3/4". These cuties were made by Barb Faulkner, my friend and team member!

 

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This sweet paper is Whimsy & Wonder 12 x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #156329.

 

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This delicious paper is Gingerbread & Peppermint 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper #156313.

 

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Contains 11 Dies for versatility.

 

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Christmas Season Bundle #156801

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Such a CLASSIC, TRADITIONAL collection of wintery stamp images: Christmas Season Bundle with Dies #156801 can be used all winter!

 

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This pretty Painted Christmas 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #156292 reflects the images of the stamps.

 

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Try this easy Fancy Fold: the Evening Evergreen cardstock is cut 3 x 5-3/4", scored at 2-3/4".  Fold and mount onto the lower portion of a standard 4-1/4 X 5-1/2" base!

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Angels of Peace Stamp Set #stampinup

Sale-A-Bration 

ENDS Sept. 30th

11:50 pm MT

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Angels of Peace Stamp Set #156365 is just plain SWEET!! These colors are Fresh Freesia and  Basic Grey, with Silver Foil Specialty Paper #156457. The coloring is done with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.

 

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Pair this sweet image with Playful Alphabet Dies #152706 and Stitched Rectangle Dies #151820.

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Gorgeous Leaves Bundle #158609

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I'm sharing another class favorite today, Gorgeous Leaves Bundle #158609 in a Gate Fold. The black die cut leaf is so intricate and striking!

 

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The layering papers are Blackberry Beauty 12 x 12" Designer Series Paper #156458 on a base card of Cinnamon Cider.

 

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Easy to understand why this card was a class favorite!!

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Celebrate Sunflowers #152517

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Sunflowers are classic!! This was a recent class card for an Autumn Cards Class. I love Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set #152517 and coordinating Sunflowers Dies #152704!

 

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The Sunflower is Merry Merlot color, accented with Gold Foil #132622. The Cork Specialty Paper #156393 adds a wonderful woodsy texture!

 

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Such a beautiful autumn classic!

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Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #stampinup

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The season is changing!! Create autumn designer paper yourself!! These colors are: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake; Old Olive Marker for splatter. Base is a full sheet of Very Vanilla Card Stock.

 

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Choose medium to small images, like this lovely Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #153365. Start with the larger images and stamp randomly, including off the edges. Fill in with smaller images. Splatter any unstamped areas with a waterbased marker. Done.

 

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Cut your designer paper and create cards! One of my easy, eye-catching layouts is this triangluar cut: cut paper 5-1/2 x 3", then cut corner to corner to create two triangles. Assemble as shown and stamp your sentiment in the center on the base card. Base card is Crushed Curry color.

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When you make your own designer paper, you can customize the season or occasion, colors, and images! TRY IT!!

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Clever Cats Stamp Set #stampinup

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This image just makes me smile! Cats + Boxes! This is Clever Cats Stamp Set #156490. It's a perfect card for your Feline Fanatic Friends!

 

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This format is a simple "Z" Fold: score the front down the middle and fold back. Pair this funny feline stamp set with the Cute Halloween 6x6" Designer Series Paper #156479. Purrfect!

 

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I'm a Cat Lover! Are you??

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Clever Cats Stamp Set #stampinup

The $75 Drawing purchase period ENDS August 31st!! Stock up today: get into the drawing & earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items with each $50 you buy!! DON'T DELAY!

 

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Calling all Cat-Lovers!! This is an adorable stamp set called Clever Cats #156490. I will feature several cards from this stamp set this week. Today's card uses the Cute Halloween 6x6" Designer Series Paper #156479.

 

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The sentiment is PURR-fect!!

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Reflected in Nature Stamp Set #stampinup

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Winter in the wilderness! Look at the DETAIL in this image from Reflected in Nature Stamp Set #156437! Any nature lover would enjoy receiving this card.

 

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This is an easy but impressive TAB CARD format. Cut 1" off the right front edge and use it for the horizontal "TAB." Attach it to the back of the card and fold over the front. So easy!

 

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The Cork 12 X 12" Specialty Paper #156393 is perfect for a nature card! 

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Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #stampinup

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Autumn is coming with an entirely different palette of colors to use! This Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #153365 is paired with Harvest Meadow 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #156494.

 

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Try this unique ribbon treatment: place Tear & Tape #154031 right along the edge of the backside layer. Simply zig-zag the ribbon against the tape, folding as you go. This treatment mails well!

 

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Start stamping for Fall! It's just around the corner!

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Nature's Harvest Stamp Set #stampinup

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I've grown coneflowers for years so LOVE this realistic image in Nature's Harvest Stamp Set #156495!

 

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This is a portrait Z-Fold: cut base card 4-1/4 X 11", then score at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". Colors are: Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Fresh Freesia. Coloring by Stampin' Blends. The Bumblebee #155568 is a MUST!

 

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Enjoy your summer garden!

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Ending August 2

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The Designer Series Paper 15% OFF Promo ENDS August 2nd. Here is the lovely Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper #155499 in action! It's only $9.78 during the promo. This Hand-Penned Petals Bundle #155492 is a fun two-step stamp set with dies!

 

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Here are the measurements for this fancy fold card: Cut base 12" X 5-1/2", and score at 4-1/4", 7-1/4", and 10-1/4."  SIMPLE! This fancy fold stands well for display. Tip:  for the most POP, alternate papers: dark, light, dark. Try it!

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Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper #stampinup

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This tree and leaf themed Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper #155841 is 15% OFF this month, so it's only $9.78!

 

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The Stitched Leaves Dies #153567 pairs perfectly with this pretty designer paper!! I love the stitched detail in the leaves!!

 

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It's NOT too early to think about stamping for AUTUMN!!

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Stamparatus #stampinup

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I had fun with my friend and team member, Helen, playing with the STAMPARATUS #146276!!  The "Ratus" is a stamp positioning tool that does AMAZING layouts!! These cards are the basic "hinge step technique." 

 

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This is a Notecard in Mango Melody and Polished Pink. The sentiment is PERFECTLY aligned by the "Ratus!" After stamping the sentiment layer was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder #152718.

 

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These FUN colors are Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.

 

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These SNAPPY Notecards #159232 were fun and fast!! Try it!

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Stitched Leaves Dies #stampinup

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This wonderful Beauty of the Earth 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #155841 is on special this month! It adds so much color and interest to this card.

 

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It's paired with the very interesting Stitched Leaves Dies #153567. The leaf is die cut from Merry Merlot card stock and mounted onto Layering Circles Dies #151770. Stock up on beautiful papers while they are on special this month!

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Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set #stampinup

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One of my favorite easy fancy folds is this TAB CARD! It's fast and impressive! Cut your standard portrait card. Then cut 1 inch off the front right side. Use this 1 inch strip to create the TAB. Score the strip at about 1 inch from the end to attach behind the card.

 

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This TAB will swing to the right so you can access the card. I bet you can think of lots of way to embellish the TAB!!

 

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Encircled in Beauty Dies #stampinup

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Make your own doilies with ANY paper or card stock using the Encircled with Beauty Dies #155546.

 

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This snappy black & white paper is the hostess-only Pattern Party Designer Series Paper #155426. It's a JUMBO pack of 48 sheets of 12X12" papers, available as a hostess choice with an order of $150 or more. See page 171.

 

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Encircled in Friendship Bundle #stampinup

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What a SWEET little card created by my friend and team member, Michelle Miller! She used the Encircled in Friendship Bundle #155541.

 

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The black card stock POPS this intricate die cut!! The cute striped paper is a BIG Package of Pattern Party 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper, hostess-only product. Any order of $150 or more qualifies for HOSTESS REWARDS and this paper pack can be selected. See page 171.

 

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Very nice sentiment! This card is 4-1/4" square.

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NEW Annual Catalog


NEW In Colors part 3

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Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent are NEW In Colors PERFECT for masculine cards!! These colors will be available May 4, 2021 when the new Annual Catalog begins. Check out these great guy cards created with the Handsomely Suited Bundle #156240!!

 

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Father's Day is coming soon. This stamp set also includes a birthday sentiment.

 

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The Essential Tag Punch #153607 creates a perfectly proportioned short sleeve for these casual shirts. 

 

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Cut the shirt body 4-1/4" X 3-1/2".  GET THIS HANDSOMELY SUITED BUNDLE BY MAY 3, 2021 TO RECEIVE THE 10% BUNDLED PRICE. These products will appear in the next Annual Catalog, but without the bundle discount!!

 

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Sand and Sea Suite by #stampinup

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Don't you love this sentiment? This is the beachy Sand & Sea Suite #155980. The Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper #154288 is LOVELY!! Grab it before it retires!

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To create this Fancy Fold: cut base 10-3/4 x 4-1/4", then score at 3" and 7". SIMPLE! I like how it shows off three designer papers!

 

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I have collected SO MANY wonderful friends on my STAMPING Journey! I hope you have, also!

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Sweet Ice Cream Bundle by #stampinup

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Barb Faulkner, friend and Team Member, created this YUMMY easel birthday card using the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle with PUNCH #156244.

 

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See the GOLD stripe? It's created using a strip of adhesive and the Gilded Leafing Embellishment #154560. Cool! Colors are Blackberry Bliss, and Bermuda Bay pulled from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper #154567.

 

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Cut the base card 4-1/4 X 11" and score at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". The easel needs a dimensionalized piece for support and here the Happy Birthday is popped up. Easy and impressive! Thanks for sharing, Barb!!

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Pretty Perennials Bundle by #Stampin' Up!

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Guest Stamper today is my demonstrator friend, Pennie McCallum! She created this lovely Birthday card using the SOON TO BE RETIRED Pretty Perenial Bundle #156234 and Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper #154280.

 

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This Love You ALways Foil #154286 overlay is so striking! Such a pretty blossom!

 

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Sweet Ice Cream Bundle by #stampinup

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This yummy ice cream Birthday card was created by my friend and Team member, Karen Kapfer, using the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle with PUNCH #156244. It's delish!!

 

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Here is a tip: use the coordinating punch to punch the ice cream and cone from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper #154567! It's fast!!

 

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Thanks for sharing, Karen! This card is good enough to eat!

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Two Pocket Card Folder & Pattern

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My ALL-TIME favorite way to package handmade cards as a gift, is this quick and easy TWO-POCKET CARD FOLDER! Here is my pattern that uses one full sheet of card stock. The Folder holds four standard cards or four note cards. 

Download Two-Pocket Folder for cards

 

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Embellish the front of the Folder as much or as little as you like.  The main thing, REPEAT the colors and images used on the cards inside for a professional look.

 

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Here are the four standard cards and envelopes in this Folder. The same crisp, snappy True Love Designer Paper #154281 was used on this entire project.  I used the Medium Daisy Punch #149517 and used the small daisy-like print on each card. The accent is Silver Foil Paper #132178 and the little heart from the Dog Builder Punch #148543. The cards are fast and simple. Pick your favorite designer series paper and try this!

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Butterfly Brilliance by #stampinup

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Directions to create this Modified Double "Z" Fold Card: base card is 11 x 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". The small strip is 11 x 1", scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". Next is a view of the side to show you the two "Z's."

 

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This view shows the card closed flat for mailing. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection # 159408 is so springy and HAPPY!! The base butterfly is created with foil from the Love You Always Foil #154286 for SHINE! THINK SPRING!! See MORE ideas with this collection in my video below: