Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

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Tranquility at it's best! A lovely card for sending sympathy, made with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set #151490.

 

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The base card is Seaside Spray. The wash on Watercolor Paper is Seaside Spray and Highland Heather inks applied with an Aqua Painter #103954. The lovely fern image is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. The sweet trim is Purple Posy 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

 

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This card base is Soft Sea Foam. The wash colors are Soft Sea Foam and Seaside Spray on Watercolor Paper. The fern is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the trim is Seaside Spray 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

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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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My Meadow by Stampin' Up!

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SPRING arrives next month! But you can "stamp" springtime at anytime! This stamp set is a great collection of garden elements called MY MEADOW #151650. Build your outdoor scene!

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Colors are on the soft side: Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake, Rocco Rose and Pear Pizzazz.

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These images mix perfectly with the coordinating Stampin' Up! sets called Waterfront #146386 and Snowfront #150483. 

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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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My Meadow by Stampin' Up!

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TIPS for an exquisite sunrise or sunset on hand stamped cards:

   *Use Shimmery White Card Stock #101910 and Sponge Daubers #133773

   *Add saturated color to the card stock by collecting water based ink from an ink pad and SCRUBBING the ink all the way across the card with a dauber.

   *For blended colors for the sky, OVERLAP the colors.

   *Stamp silhouetted images on the finished base with BLACK ink

   *Color in any open areas that should be silhouetted using a water based BLACK marker

   *Layer onto a BLACK card base to pop colors

   *PRACTICE & EXPERIMENT

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Use plenty of ink, loading your dauber multiple times!

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Any highlights, like on this gazebo roof, can be filled in with a black marker to create a true silhouette.

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The NEW My Meadow Stamp Set #151650 is perfect for this technique!

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These sentiments are from the NEW Peaceful Moments Stamp Set #151595.

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My Meadow by Stampin' Up!

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Compare these cards to my previous post using the same My Meadow Stamp Set #151650. This is a TOTALLY different look and feel. SPRING is coming.....eventually! Be ready!

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Same stamp set previously posted.

 

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TIPS: lay a Post-It note across the top edge of the wheelbarrow for a mask. Then stamp the images you want inside the wheelbarrow. It is easy! Use the Stamparatus positioning tool #146276 to get a perfectly aligned wheelbarrow every time! It's FAST for making multiples of the same design!!

 

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This is such a fun stamp set to create outdoor scenes!!

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My Meadow by Stampin' Up!

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My Meadow Stamp Set of 24 photopolymer images #151650 will be available Jan. 3, 2020 in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog! 

 

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I cut a mask for the just the roof of the gazebo to give a realistic look to the trees behind.

 

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The tree line extends beyond the matted layer to give the feel of a larger area.

 

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My Meadow Stamp Set coordinates with Snow Front and Waterfront stamp sets! Collect them all for tons of options!!

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Winter Woods by Stampin' Up!

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This recent class favorite was cased from my friend and team member, Karen Kapfer. This stamp set is Winter Woods #151359. It's lovely in grey and shiny silver!!

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The Birch Tree trunks are not designer paper...they're a stamp. The punches are Leaf Punch, Sprig Punch and Story Label Punch for the sentiment. Very unique nature card, Karen. Thanks for sharing!

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Toile Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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I LOVE realistic looking bird, animal and flower stamps!! This handsome Cardinal from Toile Christmas Bundle #152367 is very easy to color with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers! The shading is already in the image!

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The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper #150432 has been softened with a layer of vellum.

 

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The sentiments in this set have lovely banner dies!

Posted

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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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Nature's Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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$3 of every Nature's Beauty Stamp Set #150528 goes towards Mental Health Organizations! 

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This realistic deer image is stamped in StazOn ink onto Vellum Cardstock #101856. It's colored with Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers on the backside of the vellum. This gives a soft look. The background is popular Woodland Embossing Folder #139673, inked on the inside before running thru the embossing machine.

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Inside is a simple Happy Birthday for any nature lover! ALL supplies are Stampin' Up! products.

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Free As a Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Migration has started so that inspired me to color some birds for Autumn! This is Free As a Bird stamp set #149468 colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.

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Blends used: Crumb Cake Duo, Old Olive Duo, Pumpkin Pie dark, Cajun Craze dark, and Real Red dark.

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I LOVE the results from BLENDS coloring!

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Gold Foil Paper embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder #149634 is a lovely accent for Old Olive!

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These birds are mounted onto Scalloped Note Cards with Envelopes #149610 which are quick and easy!

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We ALL make a mistake now and then. I did, so I just punched out the "good" part and NO ONE KNOWS!! Shhhhh...

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Seasonal Layers Dies by Stampin' Up!

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There is excitement in the change of seasons!  We create with different images as well as change our wardrobes and food selections! I was eager to pull out these favorite leaf dies from the Seasonal Layers Dies #143751! I paired them with some brand new products for a fresh look!!

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These leaves are die cut from the very interesting Mercury Glass Designer Acetate #150441! I love the way the Night of Navy card stock shows through! 

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This card features the REALLY POPULAR Feels Like Frost 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #150444!! It has a frosty photographic picture on one side and a silvery design on the opposite side. 

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These leaves are die cut from Copper Foil Paper #142020 and embossed with the unique new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder #150646. I hope I've inspired you to do some AUTUMN stamping and mailing!!

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Toile Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Toile Christmas Bundle #152367 makes a VERY handsome Birthday card, too!! This realistic cardinal is stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and colored with Stampin' Up! Real Red Blends Duo alcohol markers!  The results are STUNNING!

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The flannel-look background is Sahara Sand card stock stamped with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797. It achieves a masculine, wintry feel!

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I highly recommend this versatile Toile Christmas Bundle #152367! Try it and you will love it!

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Toile Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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RED = Christmas! What a GORGEOUS, realistic cardinal image in the Toile Christmas Bundle #152367 !! NO fussy cutting because the 10% off Bundle includes 8 coordinating dies!

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The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper #150432 is a perfect match for this handsome Cardinal. The Cardinal was colored with Stampin' BLENDS Alcohol Markers: Real Red Duo and dark Daffodil on the backside of VELLUM. 

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Real Red Glimmer Paper #150427 is die cut with Heirlooms Frames Dies #152325. 

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Birdhouse Pattern with Purchase

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Calling all birdwatchers!! Purchase the Free as a Bird Bundle #151123 OR Bird Ballad Suite #152190 and receive this adorable BIRDHOUSE CARD PATTERN from me. Offer available till August 31, 2019 from Nancy Ferb only, in US only. Your pattern will be mailed promptly to your shipping address for your order.

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This Birdhouse is the snappy Mango Melody color! VERY happy and cheerful! The bird is colored w/ Poppy Parade Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers for vivid impact! Brighten someones day!

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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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Friend Like You Stamp Set

NEW CLEARANCE TODAY

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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Friend Like You Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Today's card is for a man or nature lover! The NEW Friend Like You Bundle #151084 has outdoorsy images and dies. I paired it with the NEW Heirloom Frames Dies #152325 and Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder #152320.

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The colors are Soft Suede and NEW Terracotta Tile. No fussies on this card!

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I really like this card for a Man's Birthday. Try it!

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How to Silhouette a Stamped Image

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I LOVE this card!! Free as a Bird Stamp Set #149468 is an OPEN IMAGE design. Simply take a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082 and color the images black to create a silhouette! It's SOOO easy and totally changes the appearance!  The background is Shimmery White card stock #101910 which has a nice finish for creating sunsets!  Using markers, scribble sunset colors onto Shimmery card stock by starting off one side and ending off the other. Don't worry about being perfect, because the image goes on top. Next, stamp your image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Fill in all open designs with the black marker. Sunset marker colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape. You get LOTS OF IMPACT!! TRY IT!

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I used two sunset colors for the card base: Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody to POP the black!

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Carry the same colors inside for the sentiment! TRY IT, you will love it, too!!

 

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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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Free as a Bird by Stampin' Up!

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I enjoy watching birds from my Stamp Office window! These little bird images are sweet and realistic! This is the brand NEW Free as a Bird stamp Set #149468.

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I used Stampin' Up! Blends Alcohol Markers as my color source. The background is a very light wash of Light Pool Party Blends to suggest sky.

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The Stitched Rectangles Dies #148551 make a perfect raised frame with interesting subtle detail! Try this!

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Beach Card

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It's a Beachy kind of day!! This card base is Coastal Cabana with a Vellum Cardstock overlay. The chair is Bermuda Bay cardstock die cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies #143751.

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To hold the Vellum Cardstock in place, use a dry adhesive such a Snail or Tear 'n Tape so your Vellum does not ripple. Place your adhesive behind the circle and behind the chair so it doesn't show.

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The scene in the punched 2-1/4" Circle is created with the ever versatile Waterfront Stamp Set #146386. RELAX and dream of the BEACH!

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Swaps

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The cheerful colors of these flowers grabbed my eye on this swap card made by Dawn Miller. The Beautiful Promenade Bundle #148389 flower colors are NEW Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie! GREAT combo for a happy feeling!

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These flower are a TWO - STEP design: two images are stamped to create all the detail!

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Lovely card, Dawn. Thanks for swapping with me!

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This swap was made by Elizabeth Barnes of Canada. It's has a lovely softness by combining NEW Balmy Blue and NEW Gray Granite.

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The Foliage Frame Framelits #146353 in the Gray Granite color add LOTS of texture to the circular design.

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Very sweet, professional looking creation, Elizabeth! Glad we swapped!


Swaps

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Kathy Johnson of Forest Hill, MD is the creator of this crisp, pretty swap card! It features Serene Garden Bundle of 8 stamps and 6 dies #148395.

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Kathy used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for the color. Very nice, Kathy!

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This is a nice, simple holiday card I received as a swap, but don't have a name to give credit. This stamp set is the versatile Sheltering Tree #137163.

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Wink of Stella #141897 adds frosty shimmer to the wintery tree! Lovely!

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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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First Frost is such a pretty, versatile stamp set!!

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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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Winter Woods Stamp Set for Halloween

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Halloween is next month! Get your "SPOOKY" on by combining some exciting NEW products with your current ones!! The Winter Woods Stamp Set #147661 is a GREAT addition to your stash!! LOVE these bare trees!!

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This BUFFALO CHECK background stamp #147797 works for EVERYTHING...just change colors and it's sweet gingham!! Start stamping for Halloween TODAY!!

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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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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

 

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GET READY FOR THE AMAZING 2018 HOLIDAY CATALOG...

beginning September 5th!! You are going to love it!! If you order from me regularly, you have received your free copy so start your WISH LIST!! If you'd like to order through me and live in the USA, just email me your mailing info: NancyFerb50@gmail.com

 

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This brand new stamp set is WINTER WOODS!! Start with Shimmery White Cardstock and sponge on colors with Sponge Daubers: Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry. Stamp the winter trees on top of your sunset using Jet Black Momento Pad. LOVE this sunset look. TRY IT!! Be sure to put Winter Woods on your Wish List!

 

 

 


Inspired by Nature

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"Inspired by Nature" stamp set of 4 images is retiring May 31st. It's such an awesome set I have used over and over!

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For this card, I inked up with Pink Pirouette ink, then sponged Riding Hood Red into the rubber before making the print. This gives a nice soft image! The message is printed on vellum and wrapped around the top layer. MANY great stamp sets are retiring May 31st so click SHOP NOW on the right and get yours!


Stampin' Up!'s Bird Builder Punch

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After all the advanced convention swaps, here is a quick and simple card for summer! The grass from the Inspired by Nature stamp set has a perfect "bent blade" to use as a bird or bug perch. I created a simple bluebird using the Bird Builder Punch and Marina Mist cardstock. The breast is a piece of toren More Mustard cardstock. This is such a simple, fast card for any occasion! Come back tomorrow for another simple idea.