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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Chevron Fold

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This cute design is a CHEVRON FOLD that I saw on Dawn Olchefske's BLOG!  She has excellent directions so I will not repeat them. When you select your designer paper for this technique, choose a paper with high contract on the two sides!

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A peek inside!

 

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Such a CUTE, fresh look using Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper #146289. This is GREAT for scraps, also. Great idea, Dawn, and thanks for sharing! TRY IT!

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Beach Happy by Stampin' Up!

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I'm using Beach Happy Stamp Set #148585 today because March is GREAT beach weather here in Florida! The sun is warm, but the HEAT of summer has not arrived yet. (The sand gets extremely HOT in the summer - it hurts your bare feet.) I used my handy Stamparatus (positioning tool) #146276 with the 2-step "chair/umbrella" image to get perfect alignment!

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Both sentiments are layered with Crushed Curry color card stock to represent the "SUN!" The base card is Calypso Coral, a fun beachy color!

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Artisan Creations

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Ohhh, how sweet this is!! Lovely baby home decor created with Stampin' Up! products!! This was designed by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Artisan,  Mikaela Titheridge from the United Kingdom. What is a Stampin' Up! Artisan: they are an elite group of extremely talented demonstrators selected annually by Stampin' Up! to promote products and influence trends. In other words....Artisans give us OUTSTANDING creations to "case!" And we appreciate their talent sooo much!!

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Such a LOVELY gift for a precious new baby!! WONDERFUL creation, Mikaela!! This bunny comes from the Fable Friends Stamp Set #148670 in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

 

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Birthday Cheer Bundle

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Everyone needs Birthday cards!! This cute Birthday Cheer Bundle #150576 makes a nice variety of designs! These colors of Night of Navy, Real Red, and Silver are gender neutral.

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The color theme carries inside the card.

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NOTICE the envelope flap!! This is Silver Foil Paper #132178 dry embossed with the SUBTLES Embossing Folder #143706 and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. LOVE Foil papers textured this way!! Use Tear & Tape #138995 to adhere foil paper to the flap.

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This is such a great card to have on hand for any birthday!!

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Wishing You Well repeat

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This is the same format as my last post. I just had to see how it would look in Basic Black and Lovely Lipstick colors! SO SNAPPY!! Black pops ALL colors!!

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set #147864

20190223_092548The Black and White papers are from the Botanical Butterflies Design Series Paper #149622, a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item when you purchase $50 (in the USA.)

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Wishing You Well Stamp Set

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My recent class attendees selected this design as the class favorite!! It has broad appeal for many occasions. One of those "GREAT TO HAVE ON HAND CARDS!" 

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This Wishing You Well Stamp Set #147864 first appeared in the 2018 Holiday Catalog and is STILL AVAILABLE!! 

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This is such a quick card that uses Mossy Meadow and Gorgeous Grape ink pads! LOVE the FRESHNESS of Gingham Gala 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #148554! 

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Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder

 

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I wish you could see this card in person! The Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item when you purchase $50 of any product (in the US.) It's VERY detailed and sooo pretty!! 

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I used Sponge Daubers #133773 and subtle inks to lightly color the raised impressions. The finishing touch is Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine #146288. It's a very quick card.

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Painted Seasons By Stampin' Up!

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2019 Sale-A-Bration Second Release offers this LOVELY, dist'ink'tive © Painted Seasons Bundle as a FREE item with a $100 purchase in the US. It's amazing 7 cling images cover all four seasons!

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I've added background interest using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set #140517.

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A sweet card for many occasions!

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Second Release Sale-A-Bration

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AVAILABLE BEGINNING FEB. 15, 2019: This is Painted Seasons Bundle, a FREE item with a $100 purchase of ANY products during Sale-A-Bration Promo (in the USA.) I paired the lovely hand-painted imagery of flowers with the Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700 die cut in Champagne Foil #144748.

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This bundle also comes with Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper which I did not use on this project. This lovely stamp set is only available through March 31st when Sale-A-Bration Promo ends. Don't wait to order and earn it!

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Forever Lovely Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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These DIES are versatile and FUN!! This white layer was created using THREE dies: The edgelit die with the flowers and two corner dies of "dots." Since they are three separate dies, the layer can be ANY SIZE!!

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All My Love Designer Series Paper #148576 is so pretty in Lovely Lipstick and Crumb Cake colors!

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Forever Lovely Bundle #150580 of 13 stamp images and 14 dies saves you 10%!!

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Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper

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Here is a cute FANCY FOLD card created with the bright and bold Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper #148795! This is called an INTERLOCKING GATE FOLD. It's simple!

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The designer paper is cut to 3-3/4" X  1-1/4". It is layered onto Lovely Lipstick card stock cut to 4" X  1/1/2". Make three and attach them alternately to half of the front of the white gate-fold card base.

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These designs are FUN to create with!!

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Happy Tails Bundle

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Calling all dog lovers!! Happy Tails Bundle with punch #150631 is ADORABLE!! You can create many different breeds. To make this dog look like my Maxie, I elongated the ear by using the largest "spot" in the images. Here is our Maxie-

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He is definitely Cajun Craze color!

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I stamped the dog house on Wood Textures 6X6" Designer Series Paper #144177. If you love dogs, this bundle is for YOU!!

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Lovely Lattice and Blends

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I truly enjoy coloring with Stampin' Up!'s Blends alcohol markers!! These colors are Mango Melody Duo and Dark Highland Heather...very springy!

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The flower centers are shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897 which dries quickly and does not shed!

20190114_092454Inside. This is a great card to have ON HAND for immediately use!!

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Foxy Friends Valentine

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A little gray fox is bring Valentine Wishes! Poppy Parade and Basic Gray are a perfect color combo for this foxy message!

20190114_092241The NEW Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551 focus the eye right to the adorable fox, which was created with the Fox Builder Punch #141470!! The coordinating Stamp Set is FOXY FRIENDS #141549 and makes lot of different critters!

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Bloom by Bloom in Silhouette

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Today, I have a Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set #148820 image on glossy cardstock colored with Stampin' Write Makers! Be sure to scroll down and check my last post for tips on creating a Sunrise/Sunset!

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I trimmed the front layer and added the narrow glossy strip to the inside for a surprise!

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The flower is stamped with Jet Black Staz-On Ink #101406. Try GLOSSY cardstock #144240! It's fun!!

 

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Home to Roost

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These Notecards #131527 are FUN to create!! Simply scribble horizontally using the side of the broad tip of Stampin' Write Markers on GLOSSY cardstock!! BLEND sky colors by overlapping. Do not blend the green "earth." TIP: turn your glossy cardstock upside down to cut which will reduce oily fingerprints that interfere with coloring.

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The marker dries quickly. Stamp your silhouette image in STAZ-ON Jet Black Ink #101406. Let dry. 

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Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color in the Rooster which is an open image. This Home to Roost stamp set is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item with a $50 purchase (usa.) PLAY with different colors!! My next post will have a similar idea for you to try!

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Bloom by Bloom

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This cute BOLD stamp set is BLOOM BY BLOOM #148820, also available in a bundle with punches. I'm always wondering what my finished card would look like in another color. I had time to "play," because that is what I get paid for!!

 

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Colors are: Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape. Base card is Basic Gray.

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Woven Foil Card

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This will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!! 

It's such a FUN card created like the old woven potholders you might have made as a kid!!

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   1- Cut a window for weaving using the NEW Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551. This is my Big Shot sandwich of dies for ONE pass thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263.
 
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   2- Put Tear & Tape on the back side of two opposite ends
   3- Cut Sale-A-Bration FREE Foil #149712 into 1/2" stripes
   4- Secure strips flat on Tear & Tape leaving a 1/16" between strips
 
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   5- Weave strips thru going over and under, repeatedly
 
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   6- Tape down these strips to secure, and the layer is complete
   7- Works with ribbons, also!! TRY IT!!
 
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I used the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #149712, which is a FREE item with a $50 purchase (usa) during the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Promo!! The pack has EIGHT sheets of 12X12" Foils.
 

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Botanical Butterfly Design Series Paper

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FREE Butterfly Paper! YES, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper #149622 is a FREE item with a $50 (USA) purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! One side is black and white!

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TIP: There are four sheets of Butterflies images (two of large butterflies and two of small) that fit the Butterfly Duet Punch #148523 in the Occasions Catalog!! Loosely cut around a butterfly image. Glue on a "handle" of scrap paper OR use a sticky note. This extension allows you to move the small image around for exact placement in the punch!! SIMPLE!!

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Circle Punches are 1-3/4" #119850 and 2" #133782. Use Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897 on the butterfly wings!! Great designs for sending CHEER!!

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NEW Cling Stamps

 

Beginning TOMORROW with the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Promo, Stampin' Up! is introducing New CLING Stamps! Please watch this video so you can properly care for and remove your new CLING stamps. The NEW Take Your Pick Tool #144107 is also handy to separate Cling stamps from blocks. (Please note: Stampin' Up! will not replace torn foam layers.)


Hello Cupcake

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Sale-A-Bration is almost here!! It starts Jan. 3, 2019!! Select a FREE item for EACH $50 you purchase (USA) and there is no limit!! Time to stock up and earn free stuff - YAY!! This is the SWEET "Hello Cupcake" Stamp Set of  TEN images!! Colors: Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo.


Thank You Thinlits

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It's time for THANK YOU cards!! This is a challenge I received from #DeniseWaddell, my Team Leader from California. Denise sent me an envelope with pieces of the adorable ALL MY LOVE Designer Sereis Paper#148576 from the upcoming  2019 Occasions Catalog. Directions: make a card and post it! I needed a Thank You card for a new customer so paired the designer paper with the THANK YOU THINLITS #146832! Perfect!

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I love petite print papers because they are easier to use than big splashy designs.

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I hope this makes the recipient SMILE!! 

GET READY!! The 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promo begin Jan. 3rd!! It's the BEST time of year!


Sneak Peek

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When a friend needs a long-distance hug, send a special card you made!

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This detailed look was created with the LACE DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER #148530 coming Jan . 3rd in the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog! Before embossing, I dragged the Sea Form Ink Pad across the inside of the folder to add soft color in the impressions!

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The base card is Sea Foam with a layer of Basic Grey. Send a card to someone who needs a hug!

 


Pinch Box and Pattern

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Today, I have an adorable little party favor box and PATTERN for you! Mine are made with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper #147892 and hold three Dove Chocolates.

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Just "PINCH" the sides of the top edge to pop open! The All is Bright Paper Clips #147893 are perfect to close the top with a festive touch!!

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The first one you make, use scrap card stock and get the feel of the pattern.

Here is the pattern as my holiday gift to you! ENJOY!

Pattern here: View this photo

 

 

 


2019 Sneak Peek

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I've been PLAYING with NEW stamps!! Here is a peek at the lovely hibiscus flower from the Humming Along Stamp Set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I love to play with color using Stampin' BLENDS!!

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After coloring, I like the shimmer of Clear Wink of Stella #141897 on most flowers!! It applies quickly and dries fast. You will definitely see more of this lovely tropical flower beginning Jan. 3, 2019.

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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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I'm so sorry I've be unable to blog!! My new laptop got hung up at the Geek Squad for my data transfer!! This is a clever swap card by Kathy Van Helsland. Half of the front opens for your message.

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Here is the inside. The red card stock measures 8-1/2 X 3-1/4" scored at 4-1/4".

 

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This is an easy layout, but very unique! Are your Christmas cards in the mail yet?? Half of mine have been sent!

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Such a cute Birthday card for anyone!! This is a swap, sadly without a name.

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This perfect paper is Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper #146277.

 

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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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More Swaps

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As promised, more of my favorite OnStage swaps from last week. This unique layout caught my eye! Jo Ann Harris created this card using Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle #149962, New Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blends Markers.

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The images are heat embossed with Silver and this poinsettia is shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897.

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I especially love the slashes of Silver Glimmer Paper!! #146960

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Here is a DELIGHTFUL birthday creation by Jackie O'Bryan of KS. Black really POPS the colors!! This is the cute Broadway Birthday Bundle #148321.

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Check out this UNIQUE detail: she ran a circle of Window Sheet #142314 thru the Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706!!! Very interesting texture!!

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All the color strips are popped out using the Foam Adhesive Strips #141825! This is a HAPPY card for ANYONE's Birthday!


Swaps

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Here are two lovely swaps I received at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage last week. Always fun to see different styles of stamping. This card was created by Karen Biedronski of Maryland. The images are heat embossed with Copper and the flowers are painted with Frost White Shimmer Paint #147046. Stamps: Swirly Frames #146519, Love What You Do #148042, Beautiful Promenade #146842. Colors: Fresh Fig, Powder Pink. 

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Great Textures and Shine!!

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This swap card is cheerful and springy! Unfortunately the creator did not add her name, so I'm unable to give her due credit. Stamp Set: Perennial Birthday. Colors: Highland Heather, Mango Melody.

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A very cheery card for celebrating!! My next post will have two more favorite swaps.