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

20190223_092548The Black and White papers are from the Botanical Butterflies Design Series Paper #149622, a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item when you purchase $50 (in the USA.)

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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!! 

GET READY!! The 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promo begin Jan. 3rd!! It's the BEST time of year!


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.

 


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!

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Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

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This sweet little 4X4" note was created with the Sale-A-Bration item, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper! It's GORGEOUS!! In the background you will see the floral sheet from this paper pack. Use Blends Markers to color a flower, cut it out and you have a focal point. The Base card is a striped sheet from the same paper pack.

20180319_150537There are twelve sheets of 12X12" lovely metallic foil papers that will get your creative juices flowing! Sale-A-Bration Promo ENDS March 31, 2018.

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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 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!!

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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!!


Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

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Black and White papers are SO easy to work with because they are neutral. Here is what I did with my very last sheet of Petal Passion Designer Series 12 X 12" Paper #145589.

 

 Using Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers, I colored one flower OR one group of the same flower as a "spotlight." The last of the scraps were attached to the envelopes with my favorite adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755. All products are available here at the blue SHOP & ORDER Banner. Try SPOTLIGHTING!


MORE from Brusho Scraps

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My last post used the Daisy Delight Bundle and Brusho Crystal Colour. I just couldn't throw away the beautiful SCRAPS!! I grabbed a smaller image, Fruit Basket Bundle #145977, and got creating!

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I chose the darker colored areas of the Brusho scraps to punch the strawberry images. I stamped the fruit bowl on a Whisper White circle and SLIT IT with an exacto knife to insert the fruits.

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Next, I punched the pears from the lighter, more yellow areas of the scraps.

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 This background paper, is Tutti-frutti 6X6" Designer Series Paper #145606 from the same suite of products. LOVE my scrappy results!! Use your resources wisely.

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Work of Art Man's Valentine

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I needed a serious male Valentine - NO FRILLS!! Here is what I'm sending to a sweet 91 year old man in a nursing home - that I have never met. Word of mouth got back to me that he liked my monthly cards because they weren't flowery!! So NO bling for this guy! My local stamp club sends monthly handmade cards to specific residents. They LOVE IT! We love it, too. PLEASE send cards to those who can no longer get out and about. You will brighten their day AND your heart will feel good!! Do it!! 

Work of Art Stamp Set & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper


Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes

THANK YOU to all who came to our Annual Used Stamp Sale! It was another success!! ENJOY your bargains.

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These handy dandy Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes #145583 make up quick! I used the flamboyant Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 to cover the front. It's splashy and fun!

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The 2-1/4" Circle Punch #143720 makes a perfect layer for the envelope flap - cut it exactly in half.

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Stock up on this elegant specialty paper before it's gone FOREVER!! Get your cards ready for Valentine's Day!!


Pinwheel Table Favors

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I just finished a pile of Pinwheel Table Favors for Thanksgiving at my cousin's home! Thanks to Shari Wicks, my friend and fellow Team member, for sharing this quick and adorable idea with me. Shari saw this on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Nex89-fOScM

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I used the lovely Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper to create my Pinwheel Favors.

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Inside is one Ghirardelli Chocolate Square!

I wish you a WONDERFUL Thanksgivings with your loved ones. Be Grateful!! I sure am!!


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!!

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Here is your pattern:

Pattern


Eclectic Layers Thinlits

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Do you know someone who is a real "gem?" Here is the perfect way to tell them! It's a "gem" thinlit die from Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies #143774.

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This design reflects the home decor idea of grouping empty picture frames on the wall. These paper frames were die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #14537.

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The Natural Eclectic Designer Series Paper #144185 has the perfect paper for a coordinating envelope!


Mix Your Metals Trend

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The HOT trend is mixing your metals for jewelry, home decor and PAPERCRAFTING!! Love this Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper that features assorted metallics! WOW!

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Here is a funny "back story." I designed and photographed these cards for my Demonstrator Business Website which requires a long, thin landscape format. This photo didn't fit - DANG!

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So here is my solution - just change the cards to landscape format! Viola! PERFECT! These leaves are die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies #143751.

Year of Cheer Specialty

Designer Series Paper

#144640 - $13 for 12 sheets of 12X12"

Yr of Cheer $13


Painted Harvest Bundle

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I bet you have seen LOTS of sunflowers made with this Painted Harvest Bundle, so here is something different.

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These papers are scraps from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613. 

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The Triple Banner Punch #138292 makes fast banners of different width and the SAME DOVE TAIL ANGLE so they are GREAT for layering!

 Painted Harvest Bundle

#146021 - $33.25

13 photopolymer images & Leaf Punch

Painted Harvest Bundle $33.25


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