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Pleated Party Pouch Tutorial

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I LOVE the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper STACK (#132996 - $6.95) shown here - such FUN colors!! Just ONE of these papers makes a DARLING little party favor!!

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It's pleated to hold more. The double-sided paper makes it so CUTE!

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The little flowers are from the same paper stack. I POPPED the design with the addition of Red Glimmer Paper! Try for Baby, Graduation, Wedding, etc.

Now YOU make it with these simple directions:

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Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

2012-11-27 001 004This is NOT a black and white photo. These wedding cards are white Vellum and Silver - so lovely! Unfortunately, my photography skills are very limited.

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Tip: to attach the vellum, apply Glue Dots on the backside under the hearts so they don't show from the front!

SilverFancy Foil Vellum

Nine sheets of 12X12 silver embossed vellum - 3 each of 3 designs. Also available in gold.

Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

#133364 - $10.95


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Wedding season is coming soon so here is a sweet idea! FIRST cut a heart shape using the Hearts Collection Framelits #125599. SECOND, add a texture to the same layer using an embossing folder. THIRD, apply Sticky Strip on the backside around the heart cut out. Fourth, attach Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Trim #130023 on the backside. Do NOT stretch the trim when applying. Lastly, apply the Whisper White cardstock and stamp "through" the heart shape. Attach flowers and finish.

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The Ruffled Stretch Trim is my favorite item and it's sadly retiring. It's only available while quantities last.

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I used the Petite Petals BUNDLE #133152 Wood OR #133155 clear.


Blessed Easter watercoloring

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Continued from yesterday: I wanted shades of colors on these Tulips so I chose watercoloring to achieve the look. Using Shimmery White Cardstock, I stamped the image with StazOn Jet Black Ink. The Shimmery White cardstock has a finish that will take the water without rippling.

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My color source was Stampin' Up! Classic ink pads. I squeezed the lid BEFORE opening the pad which puts a puddle of ink on the lid. Then I used an Aqua Painter filled with tap water to collect the ink and apply it to the images. Tulip colors are Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango. You try it!

Refer to yesterday's post for more info.

Blessed Easter Single Stamp

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I love Tulips because they announce SPRING!! The "Blessed Easter" Single Stamp has Tulips and an Easter Greeting in one images. So...look what I did:

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Using a very sharp craft knife, I carefully cut the Greeting from the image to increase the versatility of the image!! This is a wood mounted stamp and I mounted both on separate wooden blocks.

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Tomorrow, I'll give you tips on watercoloring this lovely image! Stop back.

Blessed Easter #133212 - $11.95

Available in wood-mount only

Peachy Keen Bundle

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This bundle includes the Peachy Keen Stamp Set of 7 images AND the coordinating On Film Framelit Dies! It's fun! I love the Large Rhinestone that enhances the camera len!

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The heart stamp was inked in Crisp Cantaloupe, then stamped off before going to the cardstock. This creates a softer background. This would be a great bundle for scrapbookers and shutter-bugs!

Peachy Keen BUNDLE - SAVE 15%

#135224 wood $42.25

#135225 clear $38.25


Get Nautical...

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NOT naughty! Get nautical, with Stampin' Up!'s "The Open Sea" Stamp Set of 5 images. I paired the anchor with Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper STACK, which I LOVE! I got a fun, fresh shippy feel!

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Once again I used that CUTE Banner Punch, a FREE item when you purchase $50 during Sale-A-Bration. Hurry! It ends March 31, 2014.

The Open Sea

#123032 clear - $18.95 OR #128454 $26.95

The Open Sea



Ebony & Ivory

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This has been a HIT design in my Ebony & Ivory Classes! It's crisp and clean, with a POP of glitzy Silver Glimmer Paper!

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The Black layer is created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The little banners cover the "tag holes" in each end! It's so easy! The Banner Punch is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2014!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

#133324 - $22.95

Scalloped Tag Topper


Spiral Flower Die

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I can't get enough of these SWEET flowers made with the Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Die #129379 - $17.95!!! I used the Bird Builder Punch for two different shaped leaves.

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I used the Retro Fresh Designer Series Papers to embellish this Stampin' Up! Kraft Box!! Check out my last post, below, for directions to use this FAST & EASY die!! It's sooo versatile! If you do craft shows this is a MUST-HAVE die!!

Spiral Flower Die

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I've been creating LOTS of flowers - here's to my NORTHERN FRIENDS!! Spring WILL come! Till then, create your own spring with Stampin' Up!'s Spiral Flower Die!! Directions: begin at the SMALL end of the die cut paper, roll tightly around a small diameter stick (skewer.) Remove the stick and let the paper "relax" to open up the petals. The last scallop of the die is a BASE, add hot glue to the base and attached the rolled petals. Next, I like to lay the flower, petals-down-on-the-table and PRESS. This slightly flattens the flower and turns a few petals back. Mold the paper to your liking. Try TWO DIES to make a larger flower OR, HALF OF A DIE to create a tiny bud. SOOOO many possibilities!! Non-wilt, re-usable flowers perfect for party & wedding decorations!

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Use: Designer Series Papers, Foil Papers, Brushed Metallic Papers, Coordinations Cardstock, Standard Cardstock, Felt, ETC!!!

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Add: Sponging, Dazzling Diamonds, Glitter Glue, Sanding, Crumpling. Try adding these fast, pretty flowers to wreaths, pins, tote bags, magnets, baby headbands, bracelets, ETC!! I added a floral wire thru the center to create a stem.

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I used Janet Wakeland's idea: I bought a cheap salt shaker and filled it with coarse sand. I inserted the stems thru the shaker holes to create a nice little bouquet for my desk!!! Another flower idea in my next post so stop back!

Spiral Flower Die - $17.95

#129379 - Occasions Catalog


 Spiral flower die



Guest Stamper

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This is a LOVELY Stampin' Up! Leadership swap from my California friend, Raedean Shibata! I just love the way she used the Hardwood Background Stamp to add interest!

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Here is a close-up of the excellent combination of details that makes this card so interesting! Great job, Raedean! You always have wonderful swaps!

Happy Watercolor Stamp Set - 8 images

#133188 wood OR #133191 clear


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Banners are EVERYWHERE...that includes all over hand made cards. The Banner Punch is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase! is the only S-A-B item that will be in the next BIG Catalog! I had fun with the Banner Punch and the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper STACK!!

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LOVE these papers - fresh & happy!

Fresh Print Designer Series Paper STACK

#132996 - $6.95

Fresh Prints STACK

Washi it!

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Have you tried Stampin' Up! Washi Tape?? It's fun, easy and economical! This card features Retro Fresh This & That Washi Tapes that coordinate with Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper! The three narrow strips are Washi Tape. The tape is REPOSITIONABLE so there are no mistakes!! Try it!!

Retro Fresh This & That Washi Tape

3 designs #133001 - $4.95

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

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When you punch BOTH ends for a tag using the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you can slide ribbon through the slots! It creates a perfect sentiment layer for your card! I LOVE this FUN SWEET SORBET Designer Series Paper! It's a free item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo - on NOW till March 31, 2014!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

#133324 - $22.95 (width is 2")

Scalloped Tag Topper



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WHAT do you do with the Gold Sequin Trim #132983 -$4.95 in the Occasions Catalog?? Sequins have been around for a longgg time. I sewed them on my doll clothes as a kid! The GLITZY Barbie Era. Here are ideas for using Sequins to glitz-up your cards! Use a short string the same as ribbon tails. Or use them as faux-BRADS with single sequins that you pull off the stitched strand. Glue Dots are perfect for attaching!

Perfect Pennants BUNDLE w/ Framelits

SAVE 15%

#134815 - $48.50

#134816 - $41.95

One stamp, Two looks

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This single stamp is called BIRTHDAY CAKE #130390 $8.95. It's fun and challenging to see how you can use it "out-of-the-box" or other than it was designed for.

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This is the original design which I used water-based Stampin' Up! markers to color directly onto the rubber, then print.

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This card I cut out the chevron rectangles to make "gifts." Ten I punched a coordinating heart from the same design. It's increases the versatility of the  image! Get out of your box!

Inkerbelle Directs Swap

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Today I'm attending my upline's dinner and swap for her direct recriuits! Always great to chat with my Inkerbelle Sisters from across the country! This is my swap using the "Masking Tape Technique."

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This is the NEW "Peaceful Petals" Stamp Set and ink pads: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, and Pistachio Pudding. 

Peaceful Petals Stamp Set of 7 images

#133104 wood OR #133107 clear

Occasions Catalog - HERE

Leadership 2014 Swap

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I'm in Houston, Texas at Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference! This is my swap for the event. I have really enjoyed using the NEW Occasions Catalog stamp set called "Happy Watercolor!" The watercolor mark is actually a stamp that looks like a watercolor brush technique!

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I used Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, and Soft Sky ink pads. This is an easy card and appropriate for many occasions! Next week I'll be posting some of my favorite swaps - so check back often!

Happy Watercolor stamp set of 8 images

#133188 Wood OR #133191 Clear

Occasion Catalog - HERE

A "Special" 70th Birthday

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This is the inside of a special Birthday card for my Brother-in-Law, Gary. I made plenty of space for hubby, and daughters to write their messages. Gary had a Liver transplant 3+ years ago...a huge physical struggle. Now Gary is healthy with TWO additional granddaughters - SMILE!

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I combined the versatile LOVELY AS A TREE Stamp Set with BRAND NEW items from the Occasions Catalog: Hardwood Background Stamp, Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, and Basic Metal Buttons.

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The perfect card for a guy who loves the "woods!"