Morning Star Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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I recommend the Stamparatus Positioning Tool #146276 to stamp this two-step stamp set called Morning Star #151699.

 

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The Stamparatus #146276 gives precise repeated stamping!!

 

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This is such a beautiful image! The Whisper White layer is die cut with my favorite Stitched So Sweetly Dies #151690. The designer paper is Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #148100.

 

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This stamp set is for the experienced stamper.

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Dressed to Impress Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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What is "PAPER PIECING?" It's similar to quilting with paper. Designer papers are cut and put together to create a design. These polka dot high heels are a perfect example!! Each shoe was stamp on polka dot paper and again on yellow paper from the Best Dress 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #151319. Then they were die cut and fussy cut to create the two colors on a single shoe to look like fun contrasting shoe lining!!

 

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This is the ultimate GIRLY bundle, Dressed to Impress Bundle #153832!!

 

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So many cute feminine options in this bundle!! Try it!!

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Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

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I'm thinking SPRING! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set #151490 is such a lovely collection of realistic nature images!

 

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The coordinating dies: Nature's Thoughts Dies #153586 are only available till March 31st in the Coordinating Products Release. I love these feathers die cut and embossed in the Noble Peacock Foils Sheets #149495 and layered onto the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper # 149493!! LOTS OF FUN COLOR with TEXTURE!!

 

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Look closer at the dotted details of the Whisper White layer created with the same Nature's Thoughts Dies! Great interest! Buy it this month before the DIES are gone!!

 

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Beautiful Moments by Stampin' Up!

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I needed a peaceful card and this Beautiful Moments Stamp Set #151677 was the perfect solution!

 

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This image is so thoughtful and calm. It looks breezy so I chose the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder #151474 for the layer because of the swirls. The designer paper is Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #149100 with soft flowers.

 

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The base card is Petal Pink. Black would be too harsh so I chose Crumb Cake Ink Pad.

 

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I'm sending this special card to someone who has had a big loss. Remember your friends in their times of grief. It means sooo much.

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Honey Bee Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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I can't get enough Honey Bee Bundle #153792!!

 

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After making tons of Black, White and Yellow BEE cards, I needed a different color. Here is the adorable coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series paper colored with Highland Heather BLENDS Duo! Love it!!

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This Designer Paper is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item at the $50 Purchase Level! Color creates such a difference! 

 

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BEE-utiful!! Have some sweet fun with the the Honey Bee Bundle!! Try it!

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Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

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I NEVER have enough floral images!! They are SO versatile! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set #151490 includes lovely heartfelt sentiments, too.

 

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This gorgeous stamp set has coordinating dies: Nature's Thoughts Dies #153586 that are NOT shown in the Spring Mini Catalog and only available till March 31st! Sure makes creating faster with DIES!!

 

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Did you recognize the So Very Vellum, which I showed you on my last post?? It's a FREE Sale-A-Bration item at the $50 Level beginning March 3rd! SO SOFT AND SWEET with embossed dots!

 

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This sentiment is perfect for all your dear friends, both old & new!

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Thoughtful Blooms by Stampin' Up!

20200206_155614This yummy little note card and envelope are created with FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo items with purchase: Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set #152290 and Small Bloom Punch #152316.

 

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This sweet note uses: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green ink pads.

 

Wh Note cards #131527

Handy White Note Cards with Envelopes #131527 are a time-saver! These are mailable size in the US, 5" x 3-1/2".

 

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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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Honey Bee Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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The regal QUEEN Bee!! She is so very important to our planet!

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The Honey Bee Bundle #153792 has a coordinating FREE Sale-A-Bration item, Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper #152311 with gold foil accents!! The right products make creativity FLOW!!

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This is a simple card, but the Black, White and GOLD give a special feel!

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Such a FUN combo of products!! The Designer Paper is FREE with your $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo! Try it!

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Power of Hope Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Today, I am sharing a swap card I designed with Power of Hope Bundle, a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item with a $100 purchase. 

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I LOVE the Stone 3D Embossing Folder in this bundle because of the great texture! I attached a strip of Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (also a FREE SAB item) to the Real Red layer and embossed them as one!

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This shot of two cards, shows the punched out circle from the front of the card, attached inside the card to carry the theme thru for texture and interest! Try embossing card stock and Designer Paper as ONE!! Easy and Fun!

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Dressed to Impress Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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I FORGOT to brush my teeth I was SO BUSY STAMPING on Saturday!! I LIVE for new catalogs!! I thrive on NEW stamp images!! Therefore, I have the PERFECT job for me!! Details to join my TEAM. I blocked off Saturday & Sunday to create samples from the NEW Spring Catalog! Now I have a good stash for class and club ideas, to share with my Team, and send as thank yous for orders! This is the ADORABLE and feminine Dressed to Impress Bundle #153832!

 

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The flirty paper is Best Dress 6X6" Designer Series Paper Stack #151319 - SO CUTE!

 

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The SASSY sentiment fits nicely in the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies #151690. I grabbed these dies many times while I was creating - they are CUTE & VERSATILE!!

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The lipstick shimmers with Wink of Stella glitter pen #141897. If you SELL or wear cosmetics, this set is for YOU!!

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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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Daisy Lane Stamp Set

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Grab your markers to create a unique look with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set #149325! These are Stampin' Write Markers Purple Posy and Seaside Spray on Shimmery White Card Stock. Make long swiping strokes with the brush tip, starting off the card stock and ending off the card stock. Second, stamp the Daisy image in Momento Tuxedo Black. It's easy!

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Experiment with different color combos with this easy technique. Try it!

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How to Use a Sponge Brayer for Card Making

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Sponge Brayers #141714 add fast, FUN COLOR to your card making!! Load the brayer with ink by rolling in ONE DIRECTION across your ink pad. These bright, happy colors are Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. Next roll across your Whisper White Card Stock by starting OFF the edge and ENDING off the end. BLENDING is so easy by simply rolling over one color with another color. Two handles and FOUR sponges come in a set. Just squish under running tap water to clean and air dry.

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What a brilliant sunset you can create with this nifty little tool!! This is ABOVE the CLOUDS Stamp Set #149404. You can also purchase it bundled with a Hot Air Balloon PUNCH and $AVE 10%! Be sure to catch my NEXT post to see what else this handy little sponge brayer created!! TRY IT!

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It Starts with Art Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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It Starts with Art Bundle #151090 makes the cutest cards for your "stampy friends!!" This is a TAB CARD made by cutting of 1" from the right front edge. Then use that 1" strip as the horizontal TAB! Easy, Cute!! The paper is Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper #149489.20190709_100121

The little "button row" was longer than I needed, so I put the extra inside the card for interest. I bet you know someone who would love receiving this card! Try it!

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To A Wild Rose Stamp Set

 

To A Wild Rose Bundle #151073 - Part 2: These cards feature the 3-step flower image.

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This flower's colors are: outline is Blueberry Bushel; background color is Seaside Spray; details are Blueberry Bushel. Base card is Seaside Spray.

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Flower colors for this design: detail is Tuxedo Black; background is "stamped off" Highland Heather; details are full strength Highland Heather. Base card is Highland Heather.

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Be sure to scroll down to the last post and view a totally different technique and result for this same flower image! 

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Friend Like You Stamp Set

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For the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! will have stamps sets on the Clearance Rack as we transition from clear mount to cling stamps. Check it out, quickly!

 

 

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There is lots of color in a sunset! Use Stampin' Write Markers like: Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Terracotta Tile and Mango Melody to create your own sunset. Scribble horizontally across Shimmery White Card Stock starting off the edge and ending off the edge.

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Stamp the silhouette image from the Friend Like You Stamp Set #149237 on top of the sunset colors using Tuxedo Black Momento Pad.

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Use any of the sunset colors to create your base card. I used Mango Melody for cheeriness!! TRY IT!

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Daisy Lane Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Daisy Lane Bundle #151118 pairs nicely with the In Color 6X6" Designer Series Paper # 149617! The NEW Purple Posy is a very soft lilac shown here with Highland Heather base card.

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The Perennial Essence Floral Centers #149442 are a realistic fuzzy flower center!

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The punched leaves are Silver Foil Paper #132178. Add Daisy Lane Bundle to your life! Try it!

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How to Make an Instant Card

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We all need quick cards! Let designer paper be your focal point. Cut a design paper 6" by 1-1/4" or 1-1/2". Attach it diagonally to your card front. Look closely. I added two score lines about 1/8" apart and parallel to the sides of the strip. This adds a bit of interest and texture. 

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This lovely paper is Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper #149592. Be sure to cover your envelope flap for increased impact!20190528_163117

See the score lines? Try this!

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Jar of Love Stamp Set

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Summer is coming!! Jar of Love Stamp Set #141587 is FILLED with possibilities! There are 37 images to fill the jar! 

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Jar of Love  also has coordinating dies called Everyday Jars Framelits Dies #141490.

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I colored the firefly bodies yellow and added Wink of Stella glitter #141897. With a very dry dauber and yellow ink, I added a "glow."

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Love this sentiment from the same stamp set! Try it!

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Tea Together by Stampin' Up!

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I'm a Tea drinker. Are you? This is the lovely Tea Together Stamp Set #148779 which I have paired with the Crackle Paint Background Stamp #148755 to get a vintage look!

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The soft color is Petal Pink and the images are stamped in Basic Grey, not black.

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Here is different card with two tea cups for you and your friend! This is such a lovely feminine stamp set. Find it in the 2019 Ocassions Catalog.

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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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Beach Happy by Stampin' Up!

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I'm using Beach Happy Stamp Set #148585 today because March is GREAT beach weather here in Florida! The sun is warm, but the HEAT of summer has not arrived yet. (The sand gets extremely HOT in the summer - it hurts your bare feet.) I used my handy Stamparatus (positioning tool) #146276 with the 2-step "chair/umbrella" image to get perfect alignment!

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Both sentiments are layered with Crushed Curry color card stock to represent the "SUN!" The base card is Calypso Coral, a fun beachy color!

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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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Lovely Lattice and Blends

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I truly enjoy coloring with Stampin' Up!'s Blends alcohol markers!! These colors are Mango Melody Duo and Dark Highland Heather...very springy!

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The flower centers are shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897 which dries quickly and does not shed!

20190114_092454Inside. This is a great card to have ON HAND for immediately use!!

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Home to Roost

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These Notecards #131527 are FUN to create!! Simply scribble horizontally using the side of the broad tip of Stampin' Write Markers on GLOSSY cardstock!! BLEND sky colors by overlapping. Do not blend the green "earth." TIP: turn your glossy cardstock upside down to cut which will reduce oily fingerprints that interfere with coloring.

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The marker dries quickly. Stamp your silhouette image in STAZ-ON Jet Black Ink #101406. Let dry. 

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Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color in the Rooster which is an open image. This Home to Roost stamp set is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item with a $50 purchase (usa.) PLAY with different colors!! My next post will have a similar idea for you to try!

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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!

 


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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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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First Frost by Stampin' Up!

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Here is something different using First Frost Stamp Set #148420. The asymmetric design pops with a bit of Granny Apple Green punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch #143721.

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This one substitutes an edge of ribbon for the punched strip. The images are shimmered with Clear Wink of Stella #141897.

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Enjoy Life Stamp Set

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I enjoy creating Sunset/Sunrise cards! "Enjoy Life" Stamp Set #148190 is a lovely silhouette stamp set to use with this FUN technique.

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Here is my process which allows me to reproduce the same card multiple times:

    *Punch or die cut a generous shape in the center of a quarter sheet of scrap cardstock.

    *Lay this template on your cardstock and hold in place. (I just use my fingers.)

    *Using a Sponge Dauber #133773 pounce on an ink pad to collect color, then scrub ink into the opening of the template, using a horizontal motion going beyond the edges of the template.  Blend one color into the next if desired.

    *Mark your colors for use at a later time and keep in the template in your stamp case.

    *Stamp a silhouette in black ink within the window before removing the template.

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This is a lovely, thoughtful sentiment! Try sponging a Sunrise/Sunset!

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