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Easy Designer Paper Layout

I met a really nice demonstrator, Kathy Hilden of Michigan, at Stampin' Up!'s BackStage/Leadership Event in Las Vegas. Her swap was just the BEST idea and sweetly created.  Isn't this just ADORABLE!! Well, it's super easy! Just start with Designer Series Paper cut 3 X 3".  Cut it in half at a slight angle. Spread the cut and put your sentiment there. Trading swaps with other demonstrators is just the BEST!! We all have different styles.

Throughout the Year 162312

The base card is Pool Party with a layer of Pretty Peacock. This Garden Walk 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #161945 is just CHARMING!! What a sweet card, Kathy!! Thanks for swapping with me!!


Timeless Arrangements Dies #161525

Timeless Arrangement #161525

Playing with color is fun and satisfying! Select colors you love and see of you can use them with different images and layouts! The card on the left is created with the very versatile Timeless Arrangements Dies #161525. Lovely! The card on the right uses the same colors with the Waves Dies #158840. So different! Play with colors - try it!!

 

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Translucent Florals Bundle #162253

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Celebrating life's special events is what card making is all about! This creation is celebrating 60 years of marriage!!

 

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The Translucent Florals Bundle #162253 is an elegant, very unique grouping of products! It is paired with the All About Autumn 6X6" Specialty Designer Series Paper #162178.

 

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Translucent Florals Bundle #162253

The number is created with the Alphabet a la Mode Dies #160750 and Adhesive Sheets #152334 for easy, clean attachment. Splatter with Wink of Stella #141897 for shimmer!

 

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Textured Floral Stamp Set

Textured Floral #161229

As Autumn nears, colors turn to deeper hues.  These pretty flowers are from Textured Floral Stamp Set in Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler inks. The stamp images contain shading. They are easy to use and this card has no masking.

 

Textured Floral by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla and mounted over the flowers that are stamped on white. It works! This is a quick card to stamp and great to keep on hand. Try it!

 


How to use BLENDS with Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks

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Here is a different way to use masks, also known as stencils! Using the new Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks #162331, trace around each petal with a fine tip marker. Then use BLENDS to apply your color. Try different colors like: Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Smoky Slate. Splatter with Wink of Stella #141897 to add shimmer. This is FUN!!

 

Stampin' Up! #162331

 

The base card is a simple "Z" fold, 11 X 4-1/4", scored at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4". The Basics 3D Embossing Folders #161598 was used to emboss the Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather cards stocks. The base is Basic Grey card stock.

 

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Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks #162331

Increase your options with masks by using this easy Blends method! HAVE FUN with colors, too!

 

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Textured Floral #161229

Textured Floral by Stampin' Up!

This card features Stampin' Up!'s new Bubble Bath pink color! It contains a touch of lavender so blends well with the purple family of colors. Textured Floral Stamp Set #161229 has lovely shaded images. This is an easy card with no masking or die cutting.

 

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Textured Floral #161229

Notice the texture created by the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder #156505. Stamp first, then emboss for interest. This stamp set also comes bundled with dies, Textured Floral Bundle #161232, for more creative options.

 

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Trucking Along Bundle #162306

Truckling Along Bundle #stampinup

Give your stamped image a pattern! This technique is called "PAPER PIECING." Simply stamp your image onto designer paper, cut out and apply to the main image. Choose a design "scale" that is appropriate.

 

Trucking Along Bundle

This adorable truck is an online exclusive, Trucking Along Bundle with Truck Punch #162306. A tiny print was selected from the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper #161467 to apply to this truck. It gives an entirely fresh look to this cute old truck!

 

Countryside Corners Dies #161471
These interesting octagons are die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies #161471. The shape is featured on the front and carried inside the card. The color of the base card is Boho Blue.

 

Trucking Along Bundle #162306

Find this Trucking Along Bundle in my Online Store. It is not in a published catalog. Guaranteed STAMPIN' FUN!!

 

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Paper Florist Dies #161284

Paper Florist #161284

Need a cute and quick note?? Grab Stampin' Up!'s handy pre-cut, pre-scored Note Cards & Envelopes #159232. This eye catching Real Red Flower is die cut with the Paper Florist Dies #161284. There are 18 dies to create any type of flower from tiny to generous. This die set a stand alone die that does not have a coordinating stamp set...so don't miss it in the catalog!!

 

Paper Florist #stampinup

The circle sentiment is from Circle Sayings Stamp Set #161348. July is BONUS MONTH: earn a $5 bonus coupon for EACH and EVERY $50 you purchase! Redeem your coupons in AUGUST! NO limits!

 

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Pansy Patch #stampinup

Pansy Patch by Stampin' Up!

This is an extra special greeting for an extra special lady. Little pansy faces always bring a smile!

 

Pansy Patch

Both of these sentiments are from the Pansy Patch Stamp Set #154999. I also used the coordinating Pansy Dies #155680.

 

Pansy Patch Stamp Set

These colors flow together so well: Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape! 

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Inked and Tiled Bundle #161168

Inked Botanicals Suite

Milestone Birthdays demand extra special cards!! Putting a number on a Birthday card elevates your message. Alphabet a la Mode Dies #160750 are perfect with 52 dies of letters and numbers. These numbers were die cut from the Soft Shimmer 12 X 12" Paper Combo Pack #161750.

 

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This card is happy Berry Burst color!! The envelope flap and card accent layers are Glorious Gingham 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #163170.

 

Inked and Tiled Bundle 161168

This is the original card created with Inked & Tiled Bundle #161168. It uses the punch from the bundle for the sentiment. Simply change the sentiment to a number!

 

Alphabet a la Mode Dies

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Fresh as a Daisy Suite #161301

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There is a surprise inside!! This is the NEW Moody Mauve color combined with the Fresh as a Daisy Suite #161301!

 

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SURPRISE! It's an explosion card sure to make the receiver SMILE!! The white circle is a place to handwrite your message! The "explosion" was created with the Fresh as a Daisy 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #161289.

 

Cheerful Daisies Bundle

This fun, versatile Daisy Suite would be a delightful addition to YOUR stamp stash!!

 

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Cheerful Daisies in Moody Mauve

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New stamps in New colors! I'm really enjoying the 15 NEW colors in this 2023-24 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog that was just released!! These pretty daisies are die cut in NEW Moody Mauve card stock, layered onto black for impact!! The base is Very Vanilla card stock embossed with the Painted Textures 3D Embossing Folder #154317.

 

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This Cheerful Daisies Bundle #161297 is extremely versatile because there are 15 photopolymer stamp images and 14 coordinating dies!! Just scroll down to my previous post to see an entirely different look for this fun bundle!

 

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Everyone loves Daisies, especially in their mailbox!! 

 

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Cheerful Daisies and Blending Brushes

Cheerful Daisies #161297

Do it differently!! Here is a unique technique for the popular Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set #161290.

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Stamp a full sheet of flowers in black ink on white card stock. Stamp randomly and fairly close together.

 

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Grab your Blending Brushes #153611 and two ink pad. I chose Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo ink pads. Apply the colors to your stamped card stock. I chose to do wide bands of soft colors. Using a Sponge Dauber #133773, I added flower centers with Pecan Pie ink pad. Cut into four cards front layers.

 

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Use any extra strips for the inside of the card. Don't waste anything!!

 

Cheerful Daisies Bundle

Play with this FUN technique!! Vary your colors and release your creativity!

 

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And the Winner is...

 

 

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SHARI BALL of Illinois

 

I offered my demonstrator Team, North Star Stampers, a random chance to win a product gift certificate from me. If they sent me a fancy fold birthday card, their name would go into a random drawing. Shari Ball, my direct Team member from Illinois won the drawing and has a Gift Certificate to ENJOY!! CONGRATS, to SHARI, who has been a demonstrator since 2004!!

 

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Shari's floral card is an interlocking gate fold. Thanks to all Team members that entered!! I sure enjoyed getting your cards!! Hurray for handmade cards!!

 

 


Abigail Rose Suite #159052

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Here is a lovely floral Vanilla Notecard #144236 with NO coloring! It's fast and elegant with Gold Foil embossed with the new Basics 3D Embossing Folder #161598 for texture. 

 

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The Abigail Rose Suite Collection #159052 is filled with realistic images and lots of easy to use neutrals on the designer papers.

 

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This notecard has sooo many uses! I like to leave the inside blank. When I have the need to mail this card, I will quickly add the appropriate sentiment for the occasion. You can't go wrong with this sweet floral collection of products!

 

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Just a Note #stampinup

Regency Park #160559

This sweet note can be used for many occasions! I have paired the classic Country Gingham 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #160388 with the Regency Park 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #160559, both from the Spring 2023 Mini Catalog.

 

Regency Park by Stampin' Up!

I grab the Go To Greetings #158783 all the time! The general sentiments are various sizes so fit my needs!

 

Regency Park 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper

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Regency Park 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper #160559

Here is a FUN idea using Regency Park Designer Series Paper #160559. This fold shows both sides of the designer paper.

 

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Working with designer paper is easy. The color palette is predetermined for you.

 

Regency Park 6X6

TIPS: These rectangles are cut 2-1/2 X 1-7/8". Cut the four rectangles as "one," so they are the same size.  Cut one template the same size, and then cut off the corner at a 45 degree angle. This template determines the fold of the designer papers so they are all the same. The center opening can be varied to accommodate the focal point. The deeper the fold, the larger the center opening. This flower is created with the Petal Park Builder Punch #160576.

 

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Hello, Irresistible Suite

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Available NOW, this gorgeous product collection contains unique dies, soft colors, pretty embossing folders and beautiful designer papers!! This is the brand new online exclusive, Hello, Irresistible Suite #161154!

 

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This collection has the option of using the Irresistible Blooms Dies #161149 to cut out the images from the Hello, Irresistible 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #161139. This is a time saver if you are busy.

 

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Look at this lovely background created with the Basic 3D Embossing Folders #161598, three designs! These colors are Smoky Slate and So Saffron with a Pale Papaya Ribbon.  SO pretty! To find this collection, go my online store and click online-exclusives. 

 

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Around the Bend Bundle

Around the Bend

This product bundle contains dies with incredible details and lots of curves! This is Around the Bend Bundle #160650 from the Spring 2023 Mini Catalog. 

 

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This bundle is paired with the Regency Park 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper. It's sweet flowers, polka dots and stripes in happy colors!

 

Stampinup #160650

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Petal Park Bundle #stampinup

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This pretty two-step stamp set called Petal Park is part of a PUNCH bundle #160577. The punch fits the flower images. After stamping the flowers, I added a touch of Daffodil Delight Blends markers to the center area.

 

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Country Bouquet #stampinup

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I used a different color than the featured samples of this stamp set in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog. It looks so lovely in the color of Highland Heather! This is the NEW Country Bouquet Bundle #160383 with Punch.

 

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The interesting background is the NEW Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder #160580.  It looks like your Grandmother's chair!

 

Country Bouquet Bundle (2)

What a sweet note to tell someone you care. Try this lovely stamp set in lots of different colors. Check out MANY MORE new products in the 2023 Spring Mini Catalog!

 

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Country Bouquet Bundle #160383

Country Bouquet Bundle

Wow! What a sweet bundle this is! Country Bouquet Bundle #160383 with Punch is versatile, sweet, and playful! It's on my FAVORITES LIST! Colors: Real Red, Garden Green and Balmy Blue.

 

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The floral images have shading for added interest. The adorable background paper is Country Gingham 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #160388 from the same suite of products! It's dainty and classic!

 

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The dies are the Scalloped Contours Dies #155560 which I use very often!

 

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Framed Florets Bundle #162407

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This early release bundle contains three oval dies that add so much interest to your creations!! This is the Framed Florets Bundle #162407 that is coming in the Jan. 5, 2023 Mini Catalog, but can be purchased NOW!

 

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These dies were cut with Silver Foil using Adhesive Sheets #152334 for easy application. The base card is Gorgeous Grape. The Glitter Washi Tape #159973 adds a femininie sparkle!! Look inside...

 

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Check out all the lovely items in this bundle: Download Fitting Florets Flyer

This offering is not included in the Seasonal Sale because it is not in the current annual catalog. It's NEW!

 

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Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper

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This lovely Birthday card was created by Michelle Miller, my friend and team member! 

 

Rustic Harvest DSP

This is a perfect fancy fold to show off this boarder print from Rustic Harvest 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159633. Cut the Designer Paper 11-1/2" X 5-1/4". Score at 3-1/2" and 7-1/2", then mount onto 5-1/2 X 4-1/4" card stock. 

 

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Michelle applied Wink of Stella glitter #141897 on all dark red flowers. Lovely, Michelle!

 

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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

Splendid Day DSP

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!

 

Splendid Day DSP 2

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!!

 

Splendid Day DSP 3

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!!

 

Pansy card in White 3

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

 

Pansy card in white 2

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

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