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Triangle Two-fer Card

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Do you have stacks of Designer Series Papers?? Yes, I thought you did! Try this cute, easy Triangle Two-fer Card!! 

 

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Select a non-directional designer paper that coordinates front and back. Cut to 8 X 8", score at 4", rotate 90% and score again at 4". Cut diagonally corner to corner. Fold and mount onto a 4-1/4" square. You have two cards! EASY!

 

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This cute floral paper is Design a Daydream 12 X 12" HOST Designer Series Paper with 48 sheets, #159161. TRY THIS!

 

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Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Did you watch my VERSATILE DSP CARD VIDEO? I have made so many of these easy fancy fold cards! The Splendid Day 12 X 12" Special Designer Series Paper #159666 creates an elegant card!

 

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Watch my video below for lots of cute samples. This fancy fold is 12 X 3", scored at 4-1/4 and 9-1/2". SIMPLE!!

 

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Try this easy, fast, economical fancy fold!! Here is the video full of  IDEAS!

 

 

 


Hello Harvest Bundle with guest stamper

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This lovely seasonal card was created by my friend and Team member, SueAnn Bamberg, using the Hello Harvest Bundle #159644. 

 

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I love the that she stamped the pumpkin image on the Festive Foils 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #159536! Thank you for sharing this pretty Autumn card, SueAnn! Well done!

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Blending Brushes #153611

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Have you tried Stampin' Up!'s Blending Brushes #153611? They are fun and amazing! I used the brushes with the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks #159178. You might also call these "stencils."

 

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Simply collect ink on your brush, directly from an ink pad. Secure the mask over your card stock. Use light pressure on your brush to apply the ink. Heavier pressure will increase your color intensity. I wanted a SOFT application for backgrounds. Color does not have to be perfectly even. Let it vary for some for interest!

 

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This is one of my favorite stamp sets, Sending Smiles Bundle #158707.  Note how I curved the sentiment. It's easy to do with pliable photopolymer stamps!

 

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Try sponging!! Check back because more sponging will post!

 

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True Beauty Bundle #158984

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I love purples. True Beauty Bundle #158984 is very pretty in the NEW Orchid Oasis In Color!!

 

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The sentiment "Just Because" is handy and versatile when creating cards ahead of time!

 

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The lovely bias plaid background is from the "must-have" In Color 2022-2024 In Color 6 X6" Designer Series Paper pack!! These color family packs are my go-to for covering envelope flaps, too!

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Pansy Patch Bundle #155674

Pansy card in white

I needed to create a special spring birthday card and grabbed my favorite Pansy Patch Bundle #155674. The Blending Brushes #153611 add a "whisper of pink"....perfect!!

 

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Adding texture saves a white card from boredom! I used the Scalloped Contour Dies #155560 and the new Fern 3D Embossing Folder #158804.

 

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A Brushed Brass Butterfly #158136 is a must to complete this sweet card. Try a white card!

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Flowing Flowers #157880

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Let's "Rock & Roll!" This is a simple, fun technique: I inked this flower image with Bumblebee ink, then ROLLED the edges of the image in Polished Pink ink! Like magic, the result is a two-color flower!! This lovely, sketchy flower is from Flowing Flowers Stamp Set #157880 in the Spring Mini Catalog.

 

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This is a fast way to add color to an image that is rather round in shape.

 

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The base card is Basic Grey, a neutral that is under used. Try "Rock & Roll!"

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Jar of Flowers Shaker Card

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Shaker Cards are FUN!! Jar of Flowers Stamp Set #152515 is designed to create fast and easy shaker cards!! The coordinating Jar Punch #152703 creates the hole to insert the Mason Jar Shaker Domes #153100, which are self-adhesive. 

 

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I filled the jar with Sequins for Everything #153556 before sealing the jar from the back. The sequins are faceted and sparkle! Try this Shaker Card !!

 

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Peek in the Tunnel Card

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This is a very FUN Fancy Fold card! Peek inside...

 

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The sentiment is visible through the tunnel, hence the name "Tunnel Card!" This card features the FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item, Friendly Hello and coordinating Designer Series Paper #159990, at the $100 bonus level. 

 

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Top view.  You can find videos at YouTube on how to make this fun Fancy Fold! Try it!

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Flowing Flowers #stampinup

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Personally, I can NEVER have too many floral stamps! Check out this lovely Flowing Flowers Stamp Set #157880. It's has very artsy, irregular images. So much interest!!

 

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I used Blending Brushes #153611 and two ink pads - Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. I love these bright colors against the neutral Basic Gray base card.

 

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This unique floral stamp set would be a great addition to your collection! Try it! Sale-A-Bration Promo ENDS Feb. 28th so don't delay!

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2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum #stampinup

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

 

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

 

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

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Harvest Dies #stampinup

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Layered dies and bright, happy colors make this a very unique design! These are the Harvest Dies #156504 and they also have a bundled option with  7 cling stamps #156813. (I cased this card, but do not have the creator's name. If it is your's, please let me know and I'll gladly give you credit.)

 

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Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Blushing Bride and a POP of Silver Foil!

 

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Always use the handy Adhesive Sheets #152334 when die cutting thin dies. The application will be CLEAN and FAST! NO oozy glue.

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Hand-Penned Petals #stampinup

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Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers are so easy to use for adding shaded color like on this Hand-Penned Petals Stamp set #155070 card! The Pool Party colored flower is painted with Wink of Stella #141897 for SHIMMER!

 

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The color palette came from this lovely Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelope pack #155501. They are SOO HANDY and little larger than A2 size. The card base measures 4-1/4 X 6-1/4" so it's perfect for enclosing photos!

 

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Nature's Harvest Stamp Set #stampinup

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

 

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

 

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Enjoy your summer garden!

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

 

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

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Color & Contour Bundle #stampinup

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Color & Contour Stamp Set #154994 is perfect for the COLOR BLOCKING Technique. Cut Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Polished Pink card stocks 3/4" X 4". Attach these to a base of Basic White card stock, then stamp your image. It's easy! 

 

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If you do not like to "color in" images, this is a great way to add color quickly.

 

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Try this technique!!

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Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

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Sweet & Simple note card and envelope!

 

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Here is the SECRET:

Blending Brushes #153611, three for $12! These velvety brushes make blending a breeze! Select a die image to create as a silhouette. Apply an Adhesive Sheet #152334 to the back of any card stock and die cut your shape. Position the die cut shape onto a card front. Use a Blending Brush to collect ink directly from the ink pad. Rubbing in circular motions, apply the color over and beyond the edges of the die cut. Build up the color intensity slowly until you have the desired effect. Remove die cut to reveal the silhouette! Remember to add an image to the envelope, too. SIMPLE!

 

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Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes #159232 (mailable in US), Meadow Dies #155852 and Polished Pink Ink Pad #155712.

 

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You could make lots of these in 15 minutes!!

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Hand-Penned Petals Bundle #stampinup

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This is the lovely two-step Hand-Penned Petals Bundle #155492!

 

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It's paired with the HANDY Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelopes #155501. Twenty pre-printed cards & envelopes just $10.

 

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Here is an easy ribbon treatment using the Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon #152462. Apply a strip of adhesive to the back edge of the floral layer and zig-zag the ribbon down the edge as you press it onto the adhesive strip. 

 

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Oh so sweet! Appropriate for so many occasions.

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Color & Contour Bundle #stampinup

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Meet the lovely Pale Papaya, a brand new 2021-23 In Color! This is the stylized Color & Contour Bundle with dies #158356.

 

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This snappy zig-zag die, is the Basic Borders Dies #155558. It adds motion to the card and envelope flap!! The simple flower is colored with the new Pale Papaya and Evening Evergreen Blends.

 

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There are so many pretty, fun new products in the brand new 2021-22 Annual Catalog!! If you would like to order through me, simply request a catalog: NancyFerb50@gmail.com I'll be happy to mail you a FREE catalog. USA only.

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Pretty Perennials Bundle by #Stampin' Up!

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

 

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

 

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Two Pocket Card Folder & Pattern

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

Download Two-Pocket Folder for cards

 

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

 

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

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True Love Designer Series Paper by #Stampinup

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Design once, then repeat! This True Love Designer Series Paper #154281 is all black and white. It creates SNAPPY cards!

 

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This is a simple layout. The designer papers create the interest.

 

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I only changed the top layer of designer paper.

 

 

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Make sure to decorate your enevelope for a finished look. It's easy.

 

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Apply adhesive around the edge of the envelope flap. Lay a straight edge of designer paper on the flat and butted up to the flap crease. Then...

 

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Flip envelope to the backside. Cut off excess designer paper. NO PATTERN NEEDED!

 

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My Meadow Stamp Set by #Stampinup

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THINK SPRING!! Stamp up some garden images while you wait for the snow to melt! My Meadow Stamp Set #151650 has the outdoor and garden images to create endless scenes.

 

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The adorable floral envelope flap was created with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper #155223, a FREE SALE-A-Bration item with $50 purchase (in US) till Feb. 28, 2021. DIG INTO SPRING!

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Hydrangea Hill Suite and Envelope VIDEO

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GARDENING TIP: you can change the color of your garden Hydrangeas from pink to BLUE by adding SOIL ACIDIFER, found in your garden center near the fertilizers! It's MAGIC!!

The Hydrangea Hill Suite #155985 is ELEGANT and let's you create any color blossoms you desire on card stock! These are "Z" fold cards cut 4-1/4 X 11" then scrored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". VERY EASY! I used the interesting Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate sheets #154574. The left one is Highland Heather color. The right one is flipped over to the silver side of the Mercury Glass Acetate.

 

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I inked the flower image in Highland Heather and then "rolled" the edge of the image in Seaside Spray ink for a lovely realistic color combo. That is called the "ROCK & ROLL" technique.

 

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I rarely make just one card at a time, so this one is varied from the other.

 

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Cards this exquisite demand fancy envelopes! The top envelope has the flap covered in the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper #154570. The lower card I created from the same Designer Papers using the border print and here is how:

 

 

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Pretty Perennials Bundle by #Stampin' Up!

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Nothing is more FUN than a mess of paper FLOWER PARTS!! Pretty Perennials Bundle #156234 has 21 stamp images and 23 dies! WOW! LOTS of flower parts to spark your creativity! The flower is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink.

 

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What is better than a BIG "HAPPY" sentiment...nothing!!

 

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The white backgound layer is embossed with Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder #154317! I added a splatter of Terracotta Tile Stampin' Write marker.

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