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Washi Tape

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Have you played with Washi Tape?? Here is a simple use for Stampin' Up!'s SEASON OF STYLE DESIGNER WASHI TAPE #132155. Cover any scrap of cardstock with strips of Washi Tape, then punch out a tree using the PETITE PENNANTS BUILDER Punch #122361. The tree trunk is on a layer of Whisper White Cardstock with the punched out tree attached over the trunk! EASY & SIMPLE!

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Give it a try!

Cards Using Tags #5

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The 5th and final card from my "Cards Using Tags" Class is a gate fold.

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I use these cute little punch flowers often. They are created with Gold Foil Paper and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Punch two and after attaching with a mini brad, bend UP the top flower for lots of dimension!

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Hope you have enjoyed my 5 consecutive class samples!! TRY THEM! They are soo fast and easy with this KIT:

Tag A Bag Accessory Kit

#130153 - $7.95

Tag a Bag Bundle

Speedy Thanks

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This card would be a perfect make and take project for beginners! I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set which is really growing on me! This layout is simple, quick, and uses a minimum of supplies. Now let's STEP-IT-UP a bit...

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Here are minor changes, and more interest! Colors are Midnight Muse and Bermuda Bay - striking!

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set of 5 images

#130514 wood or #130517 clear

Gorgeous Grunge

The Elf, Himself!

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This is another "olde classic" out of my files! It makes me smile!

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A peek inside.

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Details: Cut a Cherry Cobbler Top Note Die in half the long direction and draw a bold line down the middle. Using a 3/4" circle punch, punch two half circles on each side of the line. Using a 1-1/4" circle punch, punch two half circles between the last circle and the outer edge of the Cherry Cobbler. Using Gold Foil Paper punch out a  Modern Label Punch for a "buckle" and Star Punch from Merry Minis Punch Pack for shoe "toe." "Legs" are about 5/8" wide and cut from Season of Style Designer Series STACK. Give it a try, and smile!!

Top Note Die #113463 - $21.95

Merry Minis Punch Pack

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These three little punches make some quick, cute little treats! Use ANY individually wrapped candy, like mini candy bars. You just need scraps of cardstock, designer papers, Glimmer Paper, or Foil Paper. For Lifesavers, I cut Midnight Muse cardstock into 1-1/4" X 2- 1/2" rectangles. I punched, backed with glitzy paper, folded in half and stapled onto the candy wrapper. It could not be easier!!!

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Here I used Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Designer Papers with Glimmer Papers.

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The Merry Minis are NOT in the catalog, but STILL AVAILABLE and SOOOO versatile! Get them NOW!

Joyful Christmas

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This simple classic holiday card from my recent Christmas Cards Class is created with the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set of 4 images. The Gold Foil Paper adds a lovely shiny texture!

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The flower center is sponged using a Sponge Dauber. Dazzling Diamonds Glitter is the final touch! This card is simple to mass produce for Christmas!!

Joyful Christmas

#131802 wood OR #131805 clear

Thank U

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Gosh I LOVE my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I use it to create sooo many things! This is a great example! I used four dies on this Autumn Thank U.

Expressions Thinlits HC
Tips: when using thinlit "word" dies, place waxed paper between the cardstock and thinlit so it releases easily. To attach thinlit "words" use tiny drops of Tombow Liquid Glue applied with a toothpick.

Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171  $24.95

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #133439  $99.95

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The color and shape of this card suggests autumn and pumpkins!

Try a round card today!

Washi Card

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Washi Tape is repositionable, decorative tape to embellish many things including cardstock. It's a very fast layer!! For shine, I cut the "LOVE" with the Stampin' Up! Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171 using the Gold Foil Sheets #132622.

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This is a quick, simple card STEPPED UP by a coordinating Envelope Punch Board creation! A very SWEET presentation for a special person!

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape #129314



Love Swappin'

Swapping helps EXPAND my creative brain because everyone has a different style! Thank goodness we aren't all the same.

I made these cards for a recent demonstrator swap with my group. I used the "starburst" technique to feature the exquisite Designer Series Paper in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper #132341

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

NEW Envelope Punch Board!

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Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board #133774. This was THE item that I was most thrilled about at convention this summer!! It's compact - love that! It lists 66 measurements on the front - love that!! It has it's own 2 punches - love that!! It's perfect!! And so is the price of $19.95!

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I love 3" X 6" cards and they require NO extra postage. I made this autumn note to send "speedy recovery" wishes to Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s CEO. Last week she was in a serious horseback riding accident and broke her wrist, pelvis, and collarbone. I'm feeling great empathy for her. Anyway, the new Envelope Punch Board made a perfectly sized coordinating envelope for my special message!

Envelope punch board
Look at the possibilities! The wait is over! ORDER it now!

Envelope Punch Board #133774  $19.95

Punch n' Twist

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Which Stampin' Up! punch created these daisy-shaped flowers?? Answer: The Pansy Punch! How: punch a flower, then rotate that flower & punch a second time!! To make the second punch easier, temporarily attach a scrap of paper to the flower as a "handle" to hold the flower in place while punching.

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By double punching the flowers, you have a TOTALLY different shaped flower! TRY IT!!

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I used the Season of Style Designer Series Stack for this NON-holiday Birthday card!

Season of Style Designer Series STACK #132181

48 sheets of 4-1/2 X 6-1/2"

Season of Style STACK

Baby Card

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A precious new bundle has arrived to a demonstrator friend! I grabbed my FUN new Circle Card Thinlits Dies and Subtles Designer Series Paper STACK to make a special card and envelope!
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The creation became Pink Pirouette and Silver - SO GIRLY!

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It's in the mail expressing my congratulations!

Subtles Designer Series Paper STACK

40 sheets of 12X12" #130135

Subtles DSP stack

Special Season

I heat embossed this Christmas Tree from the SPECIAL SEASON stamp set in Iridescent Ice embossing powder over Silver Metallic Encore Ink. The camera did not pick up the sparkle I'm sorry to say.

The Frosted Finishes Embellishments are so elegant, especially with silver and grays!

Frosted Finishes Embellishments #132150

Frosted Embellisnments

NEW Foil Sheets

One of the DELIGHTFUL new Stampin' Up! products in the Holiday Catalog is Silver or Gold Foil Sheets! Here is a simply stunning idea: use the new Foil Sheets with the new PRETTY PRINTS Embossing Folder!! The results are TERRIFIC!

Here I've created a quick banner to add lots of SHINE & TEXTURE to a simple Christmas card!

The finished card! Foil comes two 12 X 12" sheets per package. LOVE IT!

Silver Foil #132178

Gold Foil #132622

Pretty Print Embossing Folder #132175


Happy Birthday, Katie!


Happy Birthday to our daughter, Katie! I created a very special Pop n' Cut Die Card in the trendiest designs! I LOVE the way the lower corners "tuck into the base!" It's all cut and scored by the Die.

Here is the POP OUT interior!

Of course, a special card demands a special envelope lined with the NEW Envelope Liners Framelit Dies using the coordinating Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper! 

Card Base Pop 'n Cuts Die #130099

NEW Label Pop 'n Cuts Die #130160

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (3) #132172

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NEW Thinlit Cards Tutorial



133479 Label Card Thinlit Dies 9 pcs.   $32.95

133480 Circle Card Thinlit Dies 10 pcs. $32.95

Label Card Thinlits Die Coordinates with:

  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W, item 130297 C)

Circle Card Thinlits Die Coordinates with:

  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)

Both card dies pair well with:

  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W, item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W, item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W, item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W, item 130327 C)
  • GREAT with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!