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Bubble Over Bundle


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!!



This is a good gender neutral bundle!


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

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Love You Still Stamp Set


Peggy Taylor, my friend and a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, sent me this very clever "frame card!"  I don't own this stamp set, and had to look it up because I couldn't remember a "frame." SURPRISE  - the frame is created by repeating a "U-shaped" arched image! LOVE the results. Thanks for this great idea, Peggy!

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set


Here is a "comparison" for you today! Two different ways to use the lovely images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set #145915. This red butterfly on vellum, emphasizes the boldness of the outline. 


That emphasis is achieved by using ANY dark color ink for this image.


This time the outline is a light ink which gives a totally different effect. The colors in the wings are more prominent now. The outlines are secondary. The ink is Soft Sky for the image, colored with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive Blends.


 Try both dark and light outlines for totally different results! 

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Southern Serenade plus Vellum


I NEVER have enough floral images! Southern Serenade Stamp Set #145921 has a lovely lacey image to pair with the floral. I got out Vellum #101856 which I have neglected far too long! This is the "Stained Glass" Technique. Stamp the image on Vellum, dry, color on the BACKSIDE. It's a nice soft look. This is Pink Pirouette cardstock and Blends. Stampin' Write Markers can be used as well.


I scored the left edge of the vellum and wrapped it around the back of the layer to attach. I "hid" a glue dot on the back of a flower center to keep the Vellum flap in place.


Another version - I used Blushing Bride Cardstock and Light Calypso Coral Blends on Vellum. This is a special sympathy card that has already gone in the mailbox.


Try this good old "Stained Glass" Technique!! I'm sorry Blends are sold out at the moment, but never fear - they are coming! Keep them on your Wish List!

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Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies


Look at this ADORABLE basket I got in the mail from my great friend and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Peggy Taylor!! It is sooo sweet and soft!! Without the handle, it measures 4-3/8" tall X 3" square.


Peggy used the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies #145653 for the basket. She embellish it with the Blossoming Basket Bundle, a FREE ITEM, during Sale-A-Bration Promo! Such a lovely Easter Basket!! Thanks for sharing, Peggy!! Peggy was my convention roomie for 12 years!! GOOD memories!

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set


This special card is for our oldest daughter's birthday - she is a nature lover! Beautiful Day Stamp Set (#145912 wood/#145915 clear) has BOLD designs begging for Stampin' Up!'s BLENDS alcohol markers!!


I used a "flicking motion" to color this butterfly with: Bermuda Bay Duo, Light Pool Party, and Pumpkin Pie Duo BLENDS on Shimmery White Card Stock #101910. LOVE the final results!


I'm sending "SPRINGTIME" in an envelope!! You must try BLENDS!!

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Eclectic Expressions plus Brusho


I got so busy playing with Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 that I forgot to post...ooops! This card is Eclectic Expressions (a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase) embossed in White Embossing Powder on Watercolor Paper. Then I just "PLAYED" by spritzing water and sprinkling on red and yellow Brusho. Brusho Crystals dissolve into color when they are wet. Every creation is different!


After the watercolor paper dried, I stamped the "shapes" from the stamp set.


This card is a "Z Fold," using the same Brusho colors.


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How to Emboss Mini Gable Boxes

20180215_191003Love these handy Silver Mini Gable Boxes #145568 for gift giving!! When paired with the NEW Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder it's a WOW!!! Here's how-


Use an exacto knife to gently open the seam of the box so you can lay it flat.


Insert one half of the box into the embossing folder with the EDGE of the embossing folder at the top score mark of the top of the box. Repeat for the other half of the box. Rebuild the box with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Embellish! GREAT wedding idea! This Basket Weave Embossing Folder is part of a FREE Bundle with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.


Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

Petal passion dsp

Black and White papers are SO easy to work with because they are neutral. Here is what I did with my very last sheet of Petal Passion Designer Series 12 X 12" Paper #145589.


 Using Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers, I colored one flower OR one group of the same flower as a "spotlight." The last of the scraps were attached to the envelopes with my favorite adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755. All products are available here at the blue SHOP & ORDER Banner. Try SPOTLIGHTING!

MORE from Brusho Scraps


My last post used the Daisy Delight Bundle and Brusho Crystal Colour. I just couldn't throw away the beautiful SCRAPS!! I grabbed a smaller image, Fruit Basket Bundle #145977, and got creating!


I chose the darker colored areas of the Brusho scraps to punch the strawberry images. I stamped the fruit bowl on a Whisper White circle and SLIT IT with an exacto knife to insert the fruits.


Next, I punched the pears from the lighter, more yellow areas of the scraps.


 This background paper, is Tutti-frutti 6X6" Designer Series Paper #145606 from the same suite of products. LOVE my scrappy results!! Use your resources wisely.

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Daisy Delight meets Brusho Crystal Colour


I stamped the Daisy Delight (#145361 for Bundle) image onto a "practice sheet" of Brusho Crystal Colour #144101. I loved the colorful variegated petals that punched out!


I couldn't decide which I liked, so created both!


The center of this Daisy is the green from Myths & Magic 6X6" Glimmer Paper #145601 cut with a 1/2" Circle Punch. The words are Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840, a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo.


This base card is Peekaboo Peach. I used the same green from the pack of Glimmer Pack and the same die pack. Which card do you like BEST??

STOP BACK to see what happened to the Brusho Sheet SCRAPS!!  All products are available right here in my online store.

Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes

THANK YOU to all who came to our Annual Used Stamp Sale! It was another success!! ENJOY your bargains.


These handy dandy Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes #145583 make up quick! I used the flamboyant Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 to cover the front. It's splashy and fun!


The 2-1/4" Circle Punch #143720 makes a perfect layer for the envelope flap - cut it exactly in half.


Stock up on this elegant specialty paper before it's gone FOREVER!! Get your cards ready for Valentine's Day!!

Fruit Basket Bundle


"SWEETLY" simply, these cards are created with the Fruit Basket Bundle #145977! The base cards and envelopes are a FREE item with purchase during the Sale-A-Bration Promo. They "PAIR" perfectly!!


Stamp the fruit, then PUNCH out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack of FOUR punches that come in this bundle - BUNDLES $AVE you 10%!


I added Tutti Frutti Washi Tape #145610 behind the layers. SO QUICK! All products are available right here in my online store. Click the blue SHOP & ORDER BANNER, top right!

Sure Do Love You Bundle


This is call an Envelope Card and it uses very little paper. The base is 4 X 5-1/4" which saves paper when cutting from a 12 X12" sheet! The tip of the triangular flap TUCKS under the strip below. SO SIMPLE & UNIQUE!


The flap is a 3-3/4" square, scored diagonally. The flap opens to reveal your message! 


This back view shows the square flap. This GORGEOUS paper is Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 - OH SO SPLASHY!! The stamps and dies are the Sure Do Love You Bundle #145965 wood or #145966 clear.


Be sure to dimensionalized (elevate) the strip so you are able to TUCK the tip of the flap 1/4" under. TRY this FUN FOLD!!

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Picture Perfect Birthday


This ADORABLE two-step bow really caught my eye!! This is the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set #145519 in the in 2018 Occasions Catalog.


These colors are Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Silver!


I like the unique images in this fun, versatile birthday stamp set!

Don't forget - IT'S SALE-A-BRATION PROMO! FREE item with purchase! Your orders are always appreciated.

Birthday Wishes for You


Got scraps?? Silly question! This is a wonderful scrap card! The trendy name is "color blocking."


Shelli Gardner, Founder of Stampin' Up! did this fast layout at OnStage Live in November 2017. The idea just stuck in my mind all these months!


Just grab some cardstock scraps and a ribbon that matches one of your colors! Attach to a base card and then stamp across the color blocks! I used the Birthday Wishes for You Stamp Set #145742, the first stamp set in the Occasions Catalog 2018. Try it!

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits with Brusho


Valentine's Day is around the corner! I've been playing with Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 from the Occasion Catalog. Sprinkle a small amount of Brusho Crystals onto wet Watercolor Paper for interesting backgrounds! That's the easiest use for these Crystals, but there are many more ideas!


 Sunshine Wishes Thinlits #141489 are perfect for a Valentine Card!

Try Brusho Crystal Colour if you love "out of the box" experimenting!

Petal Palette Bundle


This sweet Chickadee stole my heart! Ink him in Basic Gray, then add Basic Black Marker to the rubber of cap, beak and throat for a realistic result!


This lovely watercolor Bundle has 15 images & 10 coordinating it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item thru March 31, 2018! 


Colors: base card is Pink Pirouette, banner is Pear Pizzazz, Blends Markers for flowers are Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. Clear Wink of Stella on flowers for shimmer!


Texture for the base card is the NEW Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

This lovely bundle is coming up in my LOCAL class: Feb. 16 & 17 at 9:30 am. Check EVENTS at top of page for details and join us!

NEW Products and Biggest Sale


This is one of my very favorite stamp sets in the NEW 2018 Occasions Catalog, WATERFRONT #146386!! It has endless possibilities for great landscapes with water, mountains, pines, sun/moon and palms!!



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Stamper's Space Saving Tip


Let's start the New Year with one of my favorite SPACE SAVING TIPS! Some clear mount stamp sets come in two cases because the uncut rubber takes up space.


After I attach the images labels, I put all images into the same case.  20171124_094801

The case covers slip easily out of the plastic sleeve of the case. I combine the two case covers into one, making sure I have an index on the spine of the box. A little trimming and gluing and I have ONE perfectly complete stamp case instead of TWO!!


It's important to have an accurate spine index so you see all the images and sentiments when you are searching. Try this!

This adorable Petal Palette Bundle will be available WED., Jan. 3, 2018 in the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG! GET READY!