Above the Clouds Bundle

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Soaring thru the sunset! This is a FUN bundle, Above the Clouds Bundle with Punch #151135. The sunset is created with Stampin' Write Markers, using the brush tip to swipe across Whisper White Card Stock. Do not worry about streaks when creating the sunset. The sky has strips of color.

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The base card is Basic Black Card Stock embossed with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder #149643.

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Let your CREATIVITY soar!! Try it!

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New Wonders Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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This DELIGHTFUL little fairy is from a Host Stamp Set called New Wonders #149426 page 207! She is just charming and makes me SMILE!! Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers are the best choice to color her because there is a perfect skin tone color called "Ivory."

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Be sure to notice the vellum background layer!! It's the NEW Scripty 3D Embossing Folder #149634 layered onto Calypso Coral card stock.

 

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This Host Stamp Set can be yours with a $150 personal order or by hosting a live or online event with me. Ask for details!

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Daisy Lane Bundle Gift

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A bundle of handmade greeting cards is a SUPER gift! The Acetate Card Boxes #144628 are the PERFECT container and can be embossed with any 4-1/2" wide embossing folder! Here I used the NEW Heirloom Frames 3D Embossing Folder #152325. Slip the one side of the embossing folder into the flatten box so you are embossing one side. Adjust your sandwich and emboss. Easy!

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Click this picture to get a larger view. I placed a piece of Whisper White card Stock behind the embossed rectangle so it shows better.

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Inside the Acetate Box, there are four blank cards with coordinating envelopes. The Daisy Lane Bundle with punch #151118, creates SWEET, ADORABLE cards!! The papers are the versatile 2019-2020 In Color 6X6" Designer Series Papers #149617. The perfect fuzzy flower centers are the Perennial Essence Floral Centers #149442!

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Here is the gift all packaged up!! The Acetate Box holds 4-5 cards and envelopes! I ALWAYS have these Acetate Boxes on hand!! Try it!!

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To A Wild Rose Stamp Set

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To A Wild Rose Bundle #151073 is a 3-step flower and leaf image design. HOWEVER, I wanted to use BLENDS to color it, so stamped only the outline image. 

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This is such a CHEERY card colored with Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade Stampin' Up! BLENDS, alcohol markers!

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The base is Poppy Parade card stock embossed with the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder #151811 for tons of TEXTURE!

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I love the versatility of this 3-step OR 1-step design!! My next post uses this same stamp set with a totally different result. Stop back!

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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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How to Silhouette a Stamped Image

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I LOVE this card!! Free as a Bird Stamp Set #149468 is an OPEN IMAGE design. Simply take a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082 and color the images black to create a silhouette! It's SOOO easy and totally changes the appearance!  The background is Shimmery White card stock #101910 which has a nice finish for creating sunsets!  Using markers, scribble sunset colors onto Shimmery card stock by starting off one side and ending off the other. Don't worry about being perfect, because the image goes on top. Next, stamp your image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Fill in all open designs with the black marker. Sunset marker colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape. You get LOTS OF IMPACT!! TRY IT!

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I used two sunset colors for the card base: Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody to POP the black!

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Carry the same colors inside for the sentiment! TRY IT, you will love it, too!!

 

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Good Morning Magnolia Bundle

Stampin' Up!'s 2019-20 Annual Catalog begins June 4th at NOON, Mt. Time!!! HURRAY!!

 

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The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087 is the most STUNNING stamp set in the new catalog!!

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The Magnolia is lightly colored with Stampin' Blends, Highland Heather Combo #147276. The three card stock colors are NEW Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Regal hues for a regal image!

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The background is the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder #151801.

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"Good Morning Magnolia" is a MUST for your collection of floral stamp images! Available June 4th.

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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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Paper Pumpkin Alternative Design

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I made up the lovely April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, and I'm still designing with the gorgeous Sentimental Rose Stamp Set in this kit!! The BEST value of this subscription kit is the great stamp sets you receive and KEEP USING!

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This is a Panel Fold card for a very special occasion!

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Panel Card: cut the card base 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" and score at 2" and 3-1/8" from each side. SIMPLE and stands well for display! This fold fits a Stampin' Up! medium envelope which I covered with Silver Foil Paper embossed with Petal Pair Embossing Folder #145656.

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The roses were inked with Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, So Saffron and Highland Heather. The background on the side panels is Timeless Textures Stamp Set #140517 stamped in Gray Granite ink. 

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Paper Pumpkin Alternative Design

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I was very impressed with the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit called Sentimental Rose! One of the BEST bonuses about the monthly kit subscription, is the great images and sentiments you can add to your stash after you make the kit. This month's kit has TEN stamps! All stamps used here are from the kit.

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I stamped the rose image on Whisper White card stock using Gorgeous Grape ink. Then I very light sponged on Balmy Blue Ink.

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Keep using all those great Paper Pumpkin stamps long after you complete the kit!! My next post will be another alternative card - and it's a WOW! Learn more about Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and see previous kits HERE.  Try it!!

 


Country Floral Embossing Folder

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Using Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers, HIGHLIGHT one small grouping of flowers with color. 

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Group your sentiment near the highlighted flowers. These words are from the awesome Well Said Bundle #150609.

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Order the Well Said Bundle and the Country Floral Embossing Folder can be selected as your FREE ITEM till 3/31/2019!

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Country Floral Embossing Folder

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Thru March 2019, this lovely Country Floral Embossing Folder is a FREE item with a $50 Stampin' Up! order (in USA.) There are so many wonderful possibilities for this "dynamic" embossing Folder!

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Attach 1" wide strips of colored card stock to a base card stock with Tear & Tape #138995. Then run through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine  #143263 using the Country Floral Embossing Folder. 

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These colors are Powder Pink, So Saffron, Pool Party and Balmy Blue. The sentiment is from Well Written Framelits Dies #148534.

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Birthday Cheer Bundle

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Everyone needs Birthday cards!! This cute Birthday Cheer Bundle #150576 makes a nice variety of designs! These colors of Night of Navy, Real Red, and Silver are gender neutral.

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The color theme carries inside the card.

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NOTICE the envelope flap!! This is Silver Foil Paper #132178 dry embossed with the SUBTLES Embossing Folder #143706 and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. LOVE Foil papers textured this way!! Use Tear & Tape #138995 to adhere foil paper to the flap.

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This is such a great card to have on hand for any birthday!!

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Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder

 

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I wish you could see this card in person! The Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item when you purchase $50 of any product (in the US.) It's VERY detailed and sooo pretty!! 

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I used Sponge Daubers #133773 and subtle inks to lightly color the raised impressions. The finishing touch is Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine #146288. It's a very quick card.

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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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Sneak Peek

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

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

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

 


Swaps

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

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

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Lovely card, Dawn. Thanks for swapping with me!

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

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

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


Swaps

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

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

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

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

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More Swaps

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

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

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

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

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

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


Bouquet Blooms

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

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

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This background is the TUFTED Embossing Folder #146335.

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Cute curliques for the inside!

 

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Country Home Stamp Set

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Country Home Stamp Set #147678 has been a joy for me! It's seasonal and homey! I LOVE the NEW Granny Apple Green Blends Duo #147274  on the olde metal pitcher!! It's a FUN FLASH of color!

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TIP: see the black line behind the pitcher? It "grounds" the image. Without the line, the image "FLOATS!" Amazing what a simple line can do for your image!!

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It's time to stamp for Autumn & Thanksgiving! Make a card, Send a card!!

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Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up!

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

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

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Stamp for Autumn events today!!

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Baby Shower Challenge

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

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

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

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 Texture, shine, glimmer!!

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

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

 


Gable Box goes Elegant

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

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

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Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

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

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

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