Spirited Snowmen by Stampin' Up!

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Such a HAPPY fellow because he is surrounded by HAPPY COLORS of Real Red and Granny Apple Green! This is an easy format: simply cut 1" off the right front edge of your basic card. That piece becomes the banner by tucking 1" under the inside Whisper White layer and folding back over the front! PRESTO!

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This arrow shows where the 1" banner tab is tucked under the inside white layer.

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Blends were used to color the Spirited Snowman #148072. Time to start those Christmas cards!

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Buffalo Check

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Color makes all the difference!! I'm playing with all the Buffalo Check samples I recently made and posted. LOVE the versatility of the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797!!

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Checks stamped in NEW Mango Melody ink give a BRIGHT, CRISP feel. It's happy and youthful. This sweet little lion is from A Little Wild Stamp Set #144344.

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Cherry Cobbler and NEW Shaded Spruce inks create a wonderful CLASSIC, traditional Christmas feeling. Notice I added added lines within the checks with Shaded Spruce BLENDS marker! Sure changes the look. This adorable little tree is from Timeless Tidings Stamp Set #148936 20180913_160102

Lastly, Canjun Craze ink feels like chilly autumn and flannel shirts. I added TWO lines within the checks using Old Olive and Daffodil BLENDS markers. The sentiment is from Labels to Love Stamp Set #144967.

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Buffalo Check Background Stamp does it ALL!! It's a MUST for your collection!!

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One for ALL Stamp Set

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Here is a FUN, breezy summer card!! The image is from a NEW stamp set called, ONE FOR ALL #146652 wood OR #146655 clear. The background is Brights Stampin' Write Markers #147157 on Glossy Cardstock #144240.

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This shot shows the Glossy Paper. The marker colors are Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight. The markers blend very well on the glossy surface! Try it!!

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How to make Sunglasses

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To create realistic sunglasses for a handmade card, I started with Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle #145345. Stamp the sunglass image two times: once on the color of cardstock for the eyeglass frame and once on Silver Foil Paper #132178. Die Cut the eyeglass frame. Hand cut the lens only from the Silver Foil Paper. Layer. EASY! It's so cute to have a fancy pocket to show off your Rhinestone embellished sunglasses!!

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Did you notice the "Pick A Pattern" Washi Tape #144166 made the pocket more FUN??

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Bubble Over Bundle

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I was thinking of NEHI Orange Soda when I was stamping this! LOL I used Tangerine Tango for the bottles. The Bubble Over Bundle #146082 has some really fun framelits! Love the "bendy" straws and realistic looking bottle caps!!

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This is a good gender neutral bundle!

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Do you call this "soda" or "pop?" That is the question!

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Stamparatus in the Round

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Dorothy Chabot, my friend and Stamp Club member, sent me this "TOO-CUTE-FOR-WORDS" card!! It's extra special because we have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in our family, Maxie!! Here is Maxie for comparison-

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Dorothy used her new Stamparatus, advanced positioning tool, to stamp the doggies in a circle! She did an OUTSTANDING job of making a perfectly specific card for ME!! LOVE IT DOROTHY!! Part of the JOY of stamping is personalizing our cards to connect with the receiver!

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This sweet pooch is from Bella & Friends Stamp Set #141870. The Stamparatus will be available June 1, 2018 in the NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Here is a link to make a template to use with the Stamparatus to stamp in a "circle!" Ruth with ArtfulStampin'

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Foxy Friends

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The minute I finished this card, I KNEW it should go to the 91 year old gentleman I send to at a nursing home!! I have never met him, but he mailed me, "Everyday is a Holiday when I receive one of your cards." I get a BIG THRILL sending my cards to him!

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This sassy little fox is so CUTE!! He is made with Foxy Friends Stamp Set #141549 and coordinating Fox Builder Punch #141470. Together, they create a VERY WIDE variety of critters!

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 You need some paper critters in your life!! 

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Punch Art Bunny in Chocolate

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The Bunnies are multiplying in my office again!! Punch art is so much fun!! Details:

    *Feet - one 3/4" Circle, cut in half

    *Body - 2" Circle

    *Tail - 1/2" Circle, Glimmer Paper

    *Head - 1-3/8" Circle

    *Ears - two of the smallest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372

The color is Milk Chocolate also known as Soft Suede!! Fold down one ear for "character!"

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The Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes make a FAST base. Add Washi Tape for interest and texture.

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These would be FUN to create with kids!!

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Send NON-melting chocolate Bunnies for Easter!! Calorie free, too! Try them!

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Build a Birthday

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Someone VERY SPECIAL is turning the BIG #1!! Yes, our sweet only grandchild is ALREADY one! For her card, I matched the party colors and used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum. This is an odd size of 4 X 7" to accommodate the candle. So I made my own envelope with my ALWAYS-HANDY Envelope Punch Board #133774.

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8 photopolymer stamp images

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March Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative

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LOVE my Paper Pumpkin Kits and always try to create alternative ideas with the stamps that come in the kit! Check out this sweet bunny made with a 1-1/4" Circle Punch!! The trick: stamp the facial features low on the circle. I added sponged cheeks, ears and card edges for softness. I used Clear Wink of Stella on the ears, eyes and noses for shimmer!

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These are Notecards with 1/4" cut off the top edges so the eggs line up nicely! This is a quick cute Easter card! Try it!

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More Embedded Shapes

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As promised, here is another idea for EMBEDDED SHAPES! I used the same cheery color combo of Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla.

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However, I changed the shapes to 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" Circles. I also changed the Embossing Folder to Festive #141471.

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This is such a Fast 'n Fun technique!! If you missed the last post w/ the tutorial, view it HERE

You must try this!