Cherish the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Traditional Jingle Bells say Merry Christmas!! Cherish the Season Bundle #155154 is so festive and pretty! Red  Mossy

 

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These bells are colored with Stampin' Blends in Real Red and Mossy Meadow. The white is Shimmery White Card Stock.

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The section that opens measures 3 X 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".

 

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The crisp gingham and classic polka dot background are the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper #153492. Start your Holiday cards SOON!

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Celebration Tidings Bundle

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Sneak Peek of Celebration Tidings Bundle #155201 in the August-December/Holiday Catalog beginning August 4th!! This versatile stamp set covers Fall, Christmas and Valentines! It's a winner with awesome layering dies!

 

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This is an EASY fun fold TAB CARD: make a standard card. Cut off 1" of the right front and use it as a TAB. Score the 1" strip at 1", fold and attach to the back of the card so the strip folds over the front of the card when it's closed!

 

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I mounted three stamps on one block for fast stamping on the coordinating die cut label. The label is attached to the 1" TAB strip.

 

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The plaid is from Plaid Tidings 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack #153527. There are 24 different plaids for all types of needs! Get ready for the AMAZING NEW August-December/Holiday Catalog that begins AUGUST 4th!! HURRAY!!

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Blossoms in Bloom by Stampin' Up!

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Guest stamper, my friend and Team member, Michelle Miller, created this CUTE fun fold using Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set #152684!

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To create this fancy fold, start with a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" base. Center and attach a narrow card cut 2-1/2 x 11", scored at 5-1/2". It's simple and striking! 

 

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Such cheerful colors! This is one of my very favorite stamp sets and bundles in the Annual Catalog!! Thanks for sharing, Michelle! LOVELY card!  

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A Whale of a Time Suite by Stampin' Up!

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It's WHALE fun!! This whale was PUNCHED from the Whale of a Time 6x6" Designer Series Paper #152460 using the Whale Builder Punch #152699! Quick! Easy!

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The Whale of a Time Suite #154126 makes fun cards for any age!

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To create this square fancy fold card: cut base card 4 x 11", score at 2, 3-3/4, 7-1/4 and 9". Use a standard envelope instead of a square envelope which would require additional postage in the US. 

 

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Try it! Make a Card, Send a Card!

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Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

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What an ADORABLE suite of products for all us pet-lovers!! Meet Playful Pets Suite #154136 with BOTH dog and cat images!!

 

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This card is a standard "Z" fold. Cut base 11 X 4-1/4",  scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2".

 

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This happy dog was DIE CUT from the coordinating Playful Pets Designer Series Paper #152489!  I love the little PAWS die, too!!

 

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If you have a pet, this Suite is for YOU!! Equal time for CATS is coming soon!!

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To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Flirty Flamingo Blends Combo markers colored this detailed To a Wild Rose Stamp Set #149452 using only the outline stamp image. This is a total different look from my last post where I used the 3-step stamping method. Click photo to enlarge. 

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This is a "Z" Fold card: cut 11 x 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2".  The  sentiment "friend" is die cut from the Well Written Dies #148534 in black card stock.

 

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NO FUSSY cutting. Use the Wild Rose Dies #149547! This set is VERSATILE!

 

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To a Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Photopolymer stamp images are totally CLEAR and make this 3-step To a Wild Rose Stamp #149452 very sophisticated! Three-step images stack to create magnificent shading!!

 

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The flower colors are Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile. The bottom flower is full strength inks. The other two flowers were second generation or stamped off, so the intensity is less.

 

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This is a fancy fold called a double "Z" fold: Base card is 11 x 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". The layer is 8-1/4 x 3", scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2".  The Cajun Craze layer and envelope flap are embossed w/ the sweet Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder #152725. Be sure to visit my next post for a totally different use of this same To a Wild Rose Stamp Set!

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Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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A GREAT GUY CARD made with Timeless Tropical Stamp Set #151497. Many struggle with masculine card creations. Let the Designer Paper set the theme! It's that simple!

 

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Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper #151252 contains this masculine art of the old "woodie" station wagons! 

 

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This is a simple "Z" fold base card: cut 11 X 4-1/4", scored at 5-1/2 and 8-1/4". Happy Birthday to the MEN!!

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Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Masculine "Z" fold that is easy and quick for a guy Birthday! Cut the coordinating Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper #151252 to 5-1/2" X 4". Then cut in half at 2-3/4" and you will have a matching seam on your card front!

 

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The base card is Soft Suede card stock cut to 11" X 4-1/4" and scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". So simple!

 

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This stamp set is Timeless Tropical #151497.

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Peaceful Moments Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Have you noticed, everything is popping up POPPIES???

 

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Surprise, this is an EASEL Card, fancy fold featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle #153824. Base card is cut 11 X 4-1/4" and scored at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2". Be sure to add a dimensionalized  "STOP" inside to hold the easel.

 

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Colors: Base card is Call Me Clover; Layer is Soft Sea Foam embossed with Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder #151503, and die cut Poppy is Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade.

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The poppy inside is colored with Stampin' Up! BLENDS in the same Poppy colors as the front. This bundle of products saves you 10%, qualifies you for a $50 Level FREE Sale-A-Bration item AND earns you a Shopper Reward Star!!! It's a GREAT value for YOU!!

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Dressed to Impress Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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This Fancy Fold 4X4" Gatefold card features the girly Dressed to Impress Bundle #153832 and coordinating Best Dressed 6X6" Designer Series Paper #151319.

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LOOK AGAIN! The perfume bottle is stamped on a window sheet w/ Jet Black Stazon ink to give the look of a GLASS BOTTLE! I used Stampin' Blends to color on the back side of the window sheet for a POP of color! SIMPLE!

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This easy 4x4" gatefold card is cut 11x4" and scored 2", 3-3/4", 7-1/4" and 9". Use a standard envelope, not a square envelope, to avoid an extra US postage charge.

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I LOVE the crisp multi-colored polka dots from the Best Dressed 6X6" Designer Series Paper! This is a great girlfriend card! Try it!

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Guest Stamper, Shari Wicks

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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Everything Festive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Time to get SPOOKY!! This all-greeting stamp set, Everything Festive #150566 has you covered for Halloween!!

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LOVE this TAB CARD, Fancy Fold. Create a standard base card then cut 1 inch off the front right edge and use it for the tab. It is a very economical use of card stock - NO WASTE!

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Click this card to see an enlarged view and look at all the CREEPY CHARACTERS!! This is the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper #150447 and it's perfect for all your spooky creations! Make someone SMILE by sending an unexpected creepy card!!

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Snow Front by Stampin' Up!

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This a unique use of the scenery stamp set called Snow Front #150483. I featured just one image, the cozy cabin as a focal point!

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I call this fancy fold "a card within a card." The base is 6-1/2 X 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4". The smaller piece is 6-1/2 X 4-1/4", scored at 3-3/4". It's an easy fold and can feature two different designer papers. I used Come to Gather Designer Series Paper #1500454 for a rustic look.

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This Snow Front Stamp Set coordinates with Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 in the Annual Catalog. Mix and Match all the images!! Try it!

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Apple Builder Punch does double duty

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The Harvest Hellos BUNDLE #153037 includes a VERY USEFUL PUNCH!! The Apple Builder Punch creates BOTH an apple and a pumpkin!! I LOVE double-duty tools!! 

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This is an easy "Z-FOLD" card: base is 11 X 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The attached panel is 3 X 3-1/2", but that measurement is very flexible.

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The lovely Designer Series Paper is "Come to Gather," #150454

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You gotta LOVE a double-duty punch!! More PUNCH for your BUCK!! All items are in the 2019 Holiday Catalog beginning Sept. 4th! GET READY!

 


Guest creator, Nichole Schultz

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This lovely double "Z" fold card was designed by Nichole Schultz and won TOP SWAP at my recent North Star Stampers' Gathering!! CONGRATS to Nichole for very pretty card!! She used the NEW Rococo Rose card stock and NEW Woven Thread Designer Series Paper #149497.

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This is the card folded flat for mailing. The background images are from the vintage Very Versailles Stamp Set #149275. The butterflies are die cut with Butterfly Beauty Dies #148536.

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The back of the card has plenty of room to add a message. Nichole is a very deserving winner!! Her prize was the NEW WONDERS Host Stamp Set, shown on my last post. Scroll down to view.

Double "Z" fold card: cut card stock to 5-1/2 X 8-1/2" and 1-3/4 X 8-1/2". Score BOTH pieces at 4-1/4" and 2-1/8". Use strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.

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How to make a Double Z Fold Card

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This fancy fold is called a Double Z. You can see the two Zs. The Whisper White base card is 11 X 4-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The Poppy Parade inset card is 8-1/4" X  3-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".  TIP: make sure you put your adhesive on only the outside half of the Poppy Parade front fold.

 

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A friend is having an 80th Birthday on July 4th! Isn't this the perfect design and colors? Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel, White.

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This is the NEW Family Party Stamp Set #149379 containing numbers and family names! Perfect for every Birthday! TRY IT!

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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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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. 

Learn about Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions and view passed kits HERE. TRY IT!


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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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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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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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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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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Spirited Snowmen by Stampin' Up!

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

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

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

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Another Use for Circle Tab Punch

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Find the Circle Tab Punch #143754. 

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Keep looking!! This sweet little card is 4 X 4-1/4". The base is 12 X 4" scored at 1-3/4", 4-3/4" and 7-3/4". I glued together the center panels.

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And here is that handy Circle Tab Punch, behind the flower!!! This card features the Tropical Chic Bundle and Tropical Escape 6X6" Designer Series Paper. Try this Fun Fancy Fold!!

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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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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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Sure Do Love You Bundle

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This is call an Envelope Card and it uses very little paper. The base is 4 X 5-1/4" which saves paper when cutting from a 12 X12" sheet! The tip of the triangular flap TUCKS under the strip below. SO SIMPLE & UNIQUE!

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The flap is a 3-3/4" square, scored diagonally. The flap opens to reveal your message! 

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This back view shows the square flap. This GORGEOUS paper is Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 - OH SO SPLASHY!! The stamps and dies are the Sure Do Love You Bundle #145965 wood or #145966 clear.

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Be sure to dimensionalized (elevate) the strip so you are able to TUCK the tip of the flap 1/4" under. TRY this FUN FOLD!!

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