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Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #stampinup

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The season is changing!! Create autumn designer paper yourself!! These colors are: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake; Old Olive Marker for splatter. Base is a full sheet of Very Vanilla Card Stock.

 

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Choose medium to small images, like this lovely Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #153365. Start with the larger images and stamp randomly, including off the edges. Fill in with smaller images. Splatter any unstamped areas with a waterbased marker. Done.

 

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Cut your designer paper and create cards! One of my easy, eye-catching layouts is this triangluar cut: cut paper 5-1/2 x 3", then cut corner to corner to create two triangles. Assemble as shown and stamp your sentiment in the center on the base card. Base card is Crushed Curry color.

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When you make your own designer paper, you can customize the season or occasion, colors, and images! TRY IT!!

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Christmas Season Stamp Set and VIDEO

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Christmas Season Stamp Set #156293 is so versatile it creates winter Birthday Cards!! This is a simple masking technique. Please watch the short video posted below.

 

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It creates easy thank you cards, too. This is the same masking technique as in the video.

 

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This card has the holly images and Wink of Stella on the berries.

 

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Stamparatus #stampinup

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I had fun with my friend and team member, Helen, playing with the STAMPARATUS #146276!!  The "Ratus" is a stamp positioning tool that does AMAZING layouts!! These cards are the basic "hinge step technique." 

 

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This is a Notecard in Mango Melody and Polished Pink. The sentiment is PERFECTLY aligned by the "Ratus!" After stamping the sentiment layer was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder #152718.

 

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These FUN colors are Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.

 

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These SNAPPY Notecards #159232 were fun and fast!! Try it!

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Hydrangea Hill Suite and Envelope VIDEO

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GARDENING TIP: you can change the color of your garden Hydrangeas from pink to BLUE by adding SOIL ACIDIFER, found in your garden center near the fertilizers! It's MAGIC!!

The Hydrangea Hill Suite #155985 is ELEGANT and let's you create any color blossoms you desire on card stock! These are "Z" fold cards cut 4-1/4 X 11" then scrored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". VERY EASY! I used the interesting Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate sheets #154574. The left one is Highland Heather color. The right one is flipped over to the silver side of the Mercury Glass Acetate.

 

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I inked the flower image in Highland Heather and then "rolled" the edge of the image in Seaside Spray ink for a lovely realistic color combo. That is called the "ROCK & ROLL" technique.

 

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I rarely make just one card at a time, so this one is varied from the other.

 

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Cards this exquisite demand fancy envelopes! The top envelope has the flap covered in the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper #154570. The lower card I created from the same Designer Papers using the border print and here is how:

 

 

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Art Gallery Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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I LOVE a simply card with a touch of elegance! Art Gallery Bundle #156227 creates this lovely flower in Petal Pink & Blushing Bride colors. Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate #154557 makes a classy layer. I USED THE BACK SIDE FOR THE SILVER LOOK!!

 

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SECRET: using the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes #153101 makes this card FASTER!! (See page 154 in the Annual Catalog) The cards have the white dotted frame pre-printed, and coordinating envelopes. This color is Cinnamon Cider.

 

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Witty-cisms Stamp Set makes EASY cards

 

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INSTANT CARDS! These puny little phrases make quick and cute cards using the Witty-cisms Stamp Set #151686. Get it quick before it retires June 2, 2020. Availability is guaranteed till May 22nd because Stampin' UP! manufactures our own stamps in KANAB, UTAH, USA!! The base cards are the handy Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes #149610. Add two strips of any designer paper scraps cut 5 x 1/2". SIMPLE!

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Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Need a FAST card? This format is your answer!! Cut 3 strips of any designer papers 1 x 4". Great idea for SCRAPS, too - I know you have scraps!

 

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This SHINY paper is Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper #152312. It's FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! Offer ends 3/31/2020 so don't wait!

 

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Thoughtful Blooms by Stampin' Up!

20200206_155614This yummy little note card and envelope are created with FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo items with purchase: Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set #152290 and Small Bloom Punch #152316.

 

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This sweet note uses: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green ink pads.

 

Wh Note cards #131527

Handy White Note Cards with Envelopes #131527 are a time-saver! These are mailable size in the US, 5" x 3-1/2".

 

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Breathtaking Bouquet by Stampin' Up!

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Do you love to color? Then Breathtaking Bouquet #151612 is perfect for YOU!! I used Stampin' Blends as my coloring choice.

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So Sentimental Bundle #153828 is a wonderful group of phrases with coordinating shaped dies! LOVE THEM!!

 

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To add depth, I fussy cut back the upper corner and mounted onto Basic Black card stock! Black pops all colors, so don't be afraid to use it! Try it!

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Stitched So Sweetly Dies by Stampin' Up!

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You NEED these Stitched So Sweetly Dies #151690! I have used them SO MUCH since I got them!! The layering possibilities are NUMEROUS!!

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These dies really PUNCH UP these pretty Designer Series Papers!

 

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From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper #151189 goes BEYOND Valentines Day!!

 

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Granny Apple Green really POPS Gorgeous Grape paired with Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper #152284, a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! Try it!

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Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper

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Need a Fast, Easy card format? HERE is your answer!! It's simply three strips of designer paper cut 1 x 4"!! It couldn't be easier!! Strips can vary in length from 3 -4."  I chose Feels Like Frost 6X6" Specialty Designer Series Paper #150444 on the silver foil side. GREAT way to use scraps, too.

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I even used a scrap inside for a little surprise!

 

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This is a Night of Navy die cut "thanks" from the Well Written Dies #148534. You could use a holiday greeting like "NOEL" or JOY." A row of  Metallic Pearls #146282 balances the design. TRY IT!

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Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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This Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #149252 is my FAVORITE set from the current annual catalog!! I just can't quit using it!! It's EXTREMELY versatile!! I never have enough floral sets!

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These are NO LAYER cards so it was quick to create six and use different sentiments. The white space behind the words was simply covered with a post-it note while stamping the flowers.

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The floral ink colors are Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile.

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This set is so fun to play with in endless colors combos!

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This is a must have for your floral stamp collection!! Get it now!

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DSP Layout and Pattern

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MORE DSP Layout today! This is the Pool Party paper from the Soft Subtles 6X6" Designer Series Paper Pack #146966 paired with the Well Written Framelits Dies #148534. The base card is Night of Navy color. 

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You just can't beat polka dots and stripes!! CLASSIC for sure!

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In case you missed the layout yesterday, here it is again. TRY IT!

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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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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!! 

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Another Use for Circle Tab Punch

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Find the Circle Tab Punch #143754. 

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Keep looking!! This sweet little card is 4 X 4-1/4". The base is 12 X 4" scored at 1-3/4", 4-3/4" and 7-3/4". I glued together the center panels.

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And here is that handy Circle Tab Punch, behind the flower!!! This card features the Tropical Chic Bundle and Tropical Escape 6X6" Designer Series Paper. Try this Fun Fancy Fold!!

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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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Abstract Impressions Bundle

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There is nothing better than playing with NEW stamps!! I love to pull out a "suite" of products and just start creating. 

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This card really shows off the Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper #146289 that coordinates with this Abstract Impression Bundle, #148348!

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This gorgeous butterfly die is part of the Bundle. Bundled products save you 10%!

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The wing tips are not attached and slightly curved up to show a "peekaboo" of the designer paper!

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This unique corner die is cut from the same designer paper as the envelope flap. There is ENDLESS versatility when you purchase an entire "suite" of products that the professional artists have designed to coordinate!!

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Love What You Do

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NEW ink pad colors add so many more color combos for you!! This card features the products in the May Early Release Promo! The new Blueberry Bushel ink pad pairs nicely with the current Calypso Coral! These "dots" are part of the two-step images for flowers...but they stand alone very sweetly as classic polka dots!!

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