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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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 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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See the score lines? Try this!

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Varied Vases Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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I'm invited to a neighbor's home for TEA! I'm taking these sweet cards as a gift. I enjoy using the Varied Vases Bundle #148381. Get it by June 3rd for the 10% Bundle $AVINGS!!

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Use the Subtle Embossing Folder #143706 to add great texture to the vases punched out of Silver Foil Paper #132178.

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Use the handy Foam Adhesive Strips #141825 to elevate a frame, die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies #148551.

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I like the summery crispness of the Gingham Gala 6X6" Designer Series Paper #148554. The flowers are colored with Stampin' Up!'s Blends Alcohol Markers.

 

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Create eye catching coordination by using different colors of the same Designer Series Paper and one stamp set! TRY IT!

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A Little Wild Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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A LITTLE WILD Stamp Set #144344 is retiring June 3, 2019. It's such a cute set for babies and kids!! The three different animal images are designed as tags and have coordinating dies, LITTLE LOVES FRAMELITS #143743. I didn't use the "tag" option here.

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Inside sentiment is from WELL SAID Stamp Set #148796.

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Sweet & Simply for a new baby boy! Try it!

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Beautiful Bouquet by Stampin' Up!

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Springtime = Flowers! Beautiful Bouquet #143666 and Bouquet Bunch Dies #143659 will create an infinite number of lovely flower arrangements for your cards! It's FUN to die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves, and then start arranging as though they were real!!

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I like Night of Navy background to POP the Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape colors!!

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This is a "special" card for a Team Member. I hope it brings a BIG smile!

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Love You To Pieces by Stampin' Up!

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The LOVE YOU TO PIECES BUNDLE #148396 equals "uniqueness!" It's a great Valentines stamp set, but also perfect for sharing love year around! I used the Big Shot Embossing Mat #146327 to emboss the striped background with texture!

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Love these happy colors of Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody!!

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The sentiments are cleverly "puzzle related!"

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$AVE 10% now by purchasing this BUNDLE of stamps and dies!! These items are in the next catalog, BUT NOT BUNDLE with the 10% savings.

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Perennial Birthday by Stampin' Up!

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Perennial Birthday Stamp Set #145760 has sweet images and a nice variety of sentiments! Here is a quick, simple card.

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Colors are Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green, a snappy, cheerful  combo! I used the "markers on rubber" technique for the floral grouping. A splatter of Grape helps fill the white space. 

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The Gingham Gala 6X6" Designer Series Paper #148554 adds a fresh, crisp SPRING/SUMMER feel! Try it!

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Everything is Rosy Medley

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Everything is Rosy Medley #150059 is an EXQUISITE combo of coordinating products available May 1-31, OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! These FOIL PAPERS are breathtaking!!

 

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The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

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Well Written Framelits Dies

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It's a TROPICAL Birthday Card created w/ the Well Written Framelits #148534! I LOVE the size of these dies because they fit so well on a card front!

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I used the Adhesive Sheets on the Granny Apple Green Card Stock before die cutting. That creates words that are actually STICKERS!! No adhesive shows so it's a nice, clean look!! The Gorgeous Grape Flowers are made w/ the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack of 4 punches #148532.

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Brighten a Birthday with a handmade card creation!

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Birthday Wishes for You Stamp Set

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So many Birthdays to celebrate! I always have birthday cards on hand, ready to go! It feels so good to be remembered with a handmade card on your birthday. 

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These Gingham Gala 6X6" Designer Series Paper #148554 strips are cut a fat 1" X 4". 

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For this color combo, I cut the strips 3/4" X  4".

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 The stamp set is Birthday Wishes for You #145742. The little "HAPPY" banners were colored with BLENDS alcohol markers.

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set #145915 is my favorite stamp set for using Stampin' BLENDS alcohol marker. I love it's simple boldness. 

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I do not claim to be an artist, but using BLENDS gives me satisfaction! I color each flower petal individually. My method is color the entire petal with the light shade. Second, add the shading with the darker marker. Last, go over the edge where the light and dark meet with the light shade to soften. I used the Highland Heather Combo Pack of Blends Markers #147276.

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This is a nice "all-purpose" card to have on hand for many occasions! TRY IT!

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DSP Layout and Pattern

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MORE DSP Layout today! This is the Pool Party paper from the Soft Subtles 6X6" Designer Series Paper Pack #146966 paired with the Well Written Framelits Dies #148534. The base card is Night of Navy color. 

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You just can't beat polka dots and stripes!! CLASSIC for sure!

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In case you missed the layout yesterday, here it is again. TRY IT!

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DSP Layout and Pattern

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This is such a cute card!! It will send a SMILE for sure! DSP = Designer Series Paper. I have combined Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper #148975 with Well Written Framelits Dies #148534. Love the little bird included in the framelits!

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Try this FUN layout!! Click the picture and print your pattern.

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On this layout, I put the sentiment at the bottom. This is Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper Pack #146289. The little butterfly is included in the framelits. It's a totally different look. 

Team Mail

Remember to cover your envelope flap w/ DSP, for a "WOW" presentation! I whipped up some TEAM mail using this adorable format. TRY IT!!

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Panel Card and Pattern

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Celebrate Springtime! This is Beautiful You Stamp Set #143637, layered onto Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #148551.

20190330_104030 (2)This Panel Fold stands nicely for display and folds flat to fit a Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope.

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This is an easy fold. Simply score at 2" and 3-1/8" from each side!

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Try your own fancy fold Panel Card! You will love it!

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Beach Card

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It's a Beachy kind of day!! This card base is Coastal Cabana with a Vellum Cardstock overlay. The chair is Bermuda Bay cardstock die cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies #143751.

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To hold the Vellum Cardstock in place, use a dry adhesive such a Snail or Tear 'n Tape so your Vellum does not ripple. Place your adhesive behind the circle and behind the chair so it doesn't show.

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The scene in the punched 2-1/4" Circle is created with the ever versatile Waterfront Stamp Set #146386. RELAX and dream of the BEACH!

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Chevron Fold

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This cute design is a CHEVRON FOLD that I saw on Dawn Olchefske's BLOG!  She has excellent directions so I will not repeat them. When you select your designer paper for this technique, choose a paper with high contract on the two sides!

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A peek inside!

 

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Such a CUTE, fresh look using Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper #146289. This is GREAT for scraps, also. Great idea, Dawn, and thanks for sharing! TRY IT!

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Wishing You Well repeat

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This is the same format as my last post. I just had to see how it would look in Basic Black and Lovely Lipstick colors! SO SNAPPY!! Black pops ALL colors!!

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set #147864

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set

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My recent class attendees selected this design as the class favorite!! It has broad appeal for many occasions. One of those "GREAT TO HAVE ON HAND CARDS!" 

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This Wishing You Well Stamp Set #147864 first appeared in the 2018 Holiday Catalog and is STILL AVAILABLE!! 

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This is such a quick card that uses Mossy Meadow and Gorgeous Grape ink pads! LOVE the FRESHNESS of Gingham Gala 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #148554! 

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Forever Lovely Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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These DIES are versatile and FUN!! This white layer was created using THREE dies: The edgelit die with the flowers and two corner dies of "dots." Since they are three separate dies, the layer can be ANY SIZE!!

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All My Love Designer Series Paper #148576 is so pretty in Lovely Lipstick and Crumb Cake colors!

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Forever Lovely Bundle #150580 of 13 stamp images and 14 dies saves you 10%!!

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Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper

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Here is a cute FANCY FOLD card created with the bright and bold Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper #148795! This is called an INTERLOCKING GATE FOLD. It's simple!

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The designer paper is cut to 3-3/4" X  1-1/4". It is layered onto Lovely Lipstick card stock cut to 4" X  1/1/2". Make three and attach them alternately to half of the front of the white gate-fold card base.

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These designs are FUN to create with!!

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Happy Tails Bundle

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Calling all dog lovers!! Happy Tails Bundle with punch #150631 is ADORABLE!! You can create many different breeds. To make this dog look like my Maxie, I elongated the ear by using the largest "spot" in the images. Here is our Maxie-

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He is definitely Cajun Craze color!

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I stamped the dog house on Wood Textures 6X6" Designer Series Paper #144177. If you love dogs, this bundle is for YOU!!

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Botanical Butterfly Design Series Paper

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FREE Butterfly Paper! YES, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper #149622 is a FREE item with a $50 (USA) purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! One side is black and white!

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TIP: There are four sheets of Butterflies images (two of large butterflies and two of small) that fit the Butterfly Duet Punch #148523 in the Occasions Catalog!! Loosely cut around a butterfly image. Glue on a "handle" of scrap paper OR use a sticky note. This extension allows you to move the small image around for exact placement in the punch!! SIMPLE!!

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Circle Punches are 1-3/4" #119850 and 2" #133782. Use Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897 on the butterfly wings!! Great designs for sending CHEER!!

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Thank You Thinlits

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It's time for THANK YOU cards!! This is a challenge I received from #DeniseWaddell, my Team Leader from California. Denise sent me an envelope with pieces of the adorable ALL MY LOVE Designer Sereis Paper#148576 from the upcoming  2019 Occasions Catalog. Directions: make a card and post it! I needed a Thank You card for a new customer so paired the designer paper with the THANK YOU THINLITS #146832! Perfect!

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I love petite print papers because they are easier to use than big splashy designs.

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I hope this makes the recipient SMILE!! 

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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.

 

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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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Enjoy Life Stamp Set

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Today, I am at Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary Celebrate in Orlando, Florida!! These are my 100+ swap cards!! When Demonstrators get together, we always bring cards to swap. I'll go home with 100 different cards to inspire me.

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For this format, cut off 1" from the front edge of a standard card. Tuck it under the inside layer and fold it over the front of the card. It's very easy!! This stamp set is "Enjoy Life" #148190.

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Here you see where to tuck the 1" strip. I used the Neutrals Designer Series 6X6" Stack #146967.

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Inside. Try this fun FANCY FOLD!!

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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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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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Drapery Fold Card

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Sympathy cards are SO IMPORTANT to send, so I try to keep a supply handy. This is called a Drapery Fold. I didn't have a pattern to follow so I just folded the designer paper back and forth, then cut off the excess. I glued only the top edge.

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This Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper #146913 is so gorgeous - you can almost smell the flowers! I love this sympathy card.

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How to Glam Up File Folders

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I love practical applications of my papercrafting! The lovely, heavyweight Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #146926 is PERFECT to cover file folders!! It takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary!!

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I used TEAR & TAPE #138995 at the very edge, all the way around the file folders. After pressing on the designer paper, I cut off the excess from the backside. Very simple.

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This is the inside showing a solid color cardstock in coordinating colors. My three folders are labelled: Classes, Clubs, Meetings (for my team.) If you are not a demonstrator, try these labels: Fancy Folds, Stamping Techniques, 3-D Projects. These folder sets are gifts for my outstanding Team members! Brighten your work space! Try it!!

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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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Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

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Buy 3 Designer Papers, get 1 FREE this month of July!! This botanical NATURE'S POEM Designer Series Paper #146338 is included in this promo and it's FUN!!

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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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Don't miss my next posting using this same fancy fold!!

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Laser-cut Specialty Paper

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This is the DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED LASER-CUT SPECIALTY PAPER #146907 and it's a WOW!! 

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Simply cut along the panels and then choose the white side or the vanilla side. This card shows the vanilla diagonal lattice design over TEA ROOM SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #146894. SO easy with BIG impact!!

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This card is a "gardener's delight," for sure!

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Here is a white floral section over Coastal Cabana paper from the BRIGHTS 6X6" DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PACK #146964. Lovely and quick!!

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My favorite adhesive is TOMBOW LIQUID GLUE #110755 and I used tiny dot of adhesive for these laser-cut panels. The FINE-TIP GLUE PEN #3138309 works well, also.

Try these Laser-Cut papers!!

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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 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.