Dashing Deer Easel Card

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Here is a FUN "easel card" made with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set #147728! It's easy to create.

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Cut the base cardstock 4-1/4" X 11, scored at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4". Create your card and attach only the lower half of the front layer. Inside, place a "STOP" for the lower front edge of the card to rest against. I often place a sentiment on the "stop." The "stop" needs to be dimensionalized. Very simply and impressive! Try it!

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Enjoy Life Stamp Set

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Today, I am at Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary Celebrate in Orlando, Florida!! These are my 100+ swap cards!! When Demonstrators get together, we always bring cards to swap. I'll go home with 100 different cards to inspire me.

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For this format, cut off 1" from the front edge of a standard card. Tuck it under the inside layer and fold it over the front of the card. It's very easy!! This stamp set is "Enjoy Life" #148190.

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Here you see where to tuck the 1" strip. I used the Neutrals Designer Series 6X6" Stack #146967.

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Inside. Try this fun FANCY FOLD!!

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Graceful Garden Stamp Set

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It's BLACK MAGIC Technique! How do you color on black cardstock?? #1 Heat emboss the image in White Embossing Powder. #2 Grab your BLENDS, alcohol markers, and start coloring the embossing. Easy and Impressive!

 

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The Stamp Set is called Graceful Garden #143849. I hadn't used this technique in a long time and my demonstrator friend Shari Wicks reminded me about it again. It's always a WOW!! Try it!

 

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Bouquet Blooms

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Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide colors pair so easily! Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set #146503 is a sweet floral. A different embossing folder was used on each card.  Look closer...

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This background is the SUBTLE Embossing Folder #143706 that has a "linen look."

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This background is the TUFTED Embossing Folder #146335.

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Cute curliques for the inside!

 

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Climbing Orchid Stamp Set

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This special card is going out to an "Orchid Club Friend!" Technically, this Climbing Orchid Stamp Set #143723 should be called ARCHING Orchid! 

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The orchid is stamped in the NEW Highland Heather Ink Pad with Rich Razzleberry Ink for the centers and splatter. The centers are painted with Wink of Stella #141897 for shimmer!

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The base card is the NEW color cardstock, Gray Granite. Buy supplies now.

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Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set

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Interlocking Gate Fold cards are FUN and impressive!!

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Making Christmas Bright Bundle #149947 contains a Punch! This bundle is a good choice for this fancy fold format.

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The punched Christmas lights are layered onto the 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #146139 and mounted on alternate sides of the center opening with Dimensionals. It's simple!

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The ADORABLE "All is Bright Designer Series Paper" #14789 pops this format!! Try this!

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set

 

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How about a "FLANNEL-LOOK" card for Autumn? This NEW Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797  creates a FUN and versatile layer for MANY occasions!

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This check is Momento Black Ink Pad on Cherry Cobbler card stock. The Wishing You Well Stamp Set #147864 works all year around!

 

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Same format using Bermuda Bay card stock with the Black Momento Ink Pad.

 

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This is the NEW Gorgeous Grape cardstock color with Black Momento Ink Pad.

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It's fun to try different colors when you find a layout that you love.

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Accented Blooms Stamp Set

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I'm not good at watercoloring. I really enjoy my BLENDS alcohol markers, though.  The color goes on smooth without streaking. The DUO shades make shading easier for me. I actually LIKE open image stamp sets now, that need coloring. It's relaxing!

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This is the versatile Accented Blooms Stamp Set # 146681 paired with the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch # 145667. If you don't like to mail bulky ribbons, Stampin' Up! Twines are the answer!! Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine # 124262.

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These are some of the NEW Blends colors in Autumn shades! The "HELLO" sentiment makes a great general use card to have on hand all the time.

 

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Autumn is here!

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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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Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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I need a masculine Christmas card to send to a Nursing Home. This Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147794 gives a "flannel look!"

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This deer silhouette is die cut from the Black Foil Sheets #147898.

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This deer is die cut from Gold Foil #132622. I applied Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106 on both the Black and Gold Foils before die cutting with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263. The deer die cuts become "stickers," which are SIMPLE to apply!!

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Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up!

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Autumn has officially arrived! It brings a whole different color palette for papercrafters. I love the change! This is the Painted Harvest Stamp Set #144783.

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I love the NEW Corrugated Embossing Folder #148026 for great texture!! The NEW Sprigg Punch #148012  paired with the NEW Joyous Noel 6X6"  Glimmer Paper #147817 adds a spark to the design!

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Stamp for Autumn events today!!

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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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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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All is Bright Designer Series Paper

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Christmas is coming FAST!! Here is a quick, inexpensive little gift idea. These are composition books covered with the BEAUTIFUL "All is Bright" Designer Series Paper #147892.

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I placed Tear & Tape #138995 on all edges of the book. I avoided the fabric spine because it flexes when the book opens. Next I placed a straight edge of the designer paper right along the fabric spine, smooth the paper, opened the cover and cut away the excess designer paper. 

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This paper is colorful and playful! This book would make a great Christmas Shopping List or Teacher gift!

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This paper is from the same package, but has an elegant feel.

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Try covering any size book that suits your needs. It's easy!!

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Baby Shower Challenge

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Grey and White isn't very exciting. That was my challenge when I offered to help my working daughter with a Baby Shower she is hosting soon. The shower is for TWINS - a boy and a girl. Well, I decided to add lots of texture, shine and glimmer! These are "Table Tents," which are the same on both sides.

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By adding a "W" of cardstock inside, I insured the tents would not collapse.

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The cute little critters are from A WILD THING Stamp Set #144344. The Teeny Tiny bows are from the FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES #147922 and cut six bows at once.20180913_155721

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 Texture, shine, glimmer!!

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Mini canning jars with cute critters and vellum "grass" are accents for the food table.

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I attached the critters to floral wire and added a die cut tree from the same FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES. So how did I do with a challenge of grey and white?? Your stamps are so versatile so use them beyond greeting cards! 

 


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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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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Do MORE with Buffalo Check

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From Woodsman to Sweet Baby, BUFFALO CHECK background stamp #147797 has you covered!

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The Stamparatus Positioning Tools lets you print perfect checks. If you don't have that tool yet, this is my preferred printing method for large background stamps: lay the stamp rubber UP, ink up the stamp well, lay cardstock on top. Place a large piece of scrap paper on top and RUB thoroughly with your hand both horizontally and verically. You see my scrap paper on the right. Lift the cardstock straight up.

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The dark colored cardstock does not grab the ink as well as Whisper White and Very Vanilla. But this looks like FANNEL to me, perfect for masculine, outdoorsy cards! Black ink on Soft Suede Cardstock. Black ink on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.

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The soft colors on Whisper White are Balmy Blue, Powder Pink and Sea Form. They remind me of Spring, Easter and BABIES!

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Crisp, bright Mango Melody and Real Red look like PICNICS and summer!

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CHANGE your check to a PLAID!! Simply draw consistent straight lines - SO EASY. I love BLENDS for this because the color goes on even. Start your lines OFF the edge of the cardstock. This is Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White Cardstock with Old Olive and Daffodil Blends. Definitely AUTUMN!

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Just check out the variety and VERSATILITY of Buffalo Check!! You MUST add this multi-occasion stamp from the Holiday Catalog to your collection!


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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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!

 

 

 


Gable Box goes Elegant

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Elegant Silver & Shimmer!! Mini Gable Boxes are SO HANDY: #146961 Lustrous White and #145568 Silver. I carefully opened the side seam of this box using an Exacto Knife. That enabled me to emboss each half of the box with the lovely NEW Tufted DYNAMIC Embossing Folder #146335!! It's a "WOW" with texture!!

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I finished off this tufted box with Silver Embossing Powder, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper and 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon. Ready for GIVING! Try it!

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How to Select Colors for Uninked Spectrum Pad

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What is BETTER than a Spectrum Ink Pad??? An UNINKED Spectrum Pad!! Build you own color combos for any season or occasion! How???

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To select FIVE colors for your uninked pad, cut strips of cardstock colors and play till you find a combo you love and that fills your needs. I chose: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo. Then grab your reinkers in those colors and create your color combo. BE SURE TO RECORD YOUR COLORS FOR LATER RE-INKING!! I wrote right on the back of the pad. 

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The cover of the pad has an indented slot where I added cardstock using Tear & Tape to label the colors, also. Colors at a glance!

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For this card, I left the Spectrum Pad separated and place white cardstock on top of the pad. I rubbed the back of the cardstock till I started to detect the colors soaking into the cardstock from the backside. I stamped the sentiment and details from A BIG THANK YOU Stamp Set #147377 in Jet Black Momento Ink.

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Lastly, I topped the layer with vellum. I love this card! Try it!!

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Clean off Gummy Snips

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Gummy scissors are a fact of life for crafters. My favorite adhesive remover for Snips, is GOO GONE! It's available in all big box stores and really works! I moisten a cotton ball with Goo Gone and wipe all cutting surfaces. I  also use it on my Big Shot Cutting Plates, then clean any oily residue that remains. Test before using on non-metal surfaces. It's a life saver! Keep it handy!


Drapery Fold Card

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Sympathy cards are SO IMPORTANT to send, so I try to keep a supply handy. This is called a Drapery Fold. I didn't have a pattern to follow so I just folded the designer paper back and forth, then cut off the excess. I glued only the top edge.

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This Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper #146913 is so gorgeous - you can almost smell the flowers! I love this sympathy card.

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Colorful Season

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Autumn is coming sooner than you think! This is "circle stamping" with the Stamparatus positioning tool #146276 and Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set #143726.

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These colors are Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.

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These colors are Cajun Craze and the NEW Mango Melody. I often make 2-3 cards at the same time, changing each a bit. I really enjoy my Stamparatus and it's PRECISE placement!! Get ready for FALL!!

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Fast Swappin' Card Idea

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This format goes together fast if you need a stack of swap cards in a hurry! Grab Designer Series Paper and do the ECONOMICAL cut of 3X3". Mount coordinating designs in opposite corners of a standard 4-1/4 X 5-1/2" card. Add a center sentiment/embellishment. BAM! DONE!

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I used a Gorgeous Grape base card. The pattern is my favorite, Brights 6X6" Designer Series Paper Stack #146964. The center is the Darling Label Punch Box #146855 that includes the punch and 6 sentiments. This format also works perfectly with 12X12" designer papers. Going to OnStage as a demonstrator?? This could be YOUR swap with any current designer papers! TRY IT!

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