Sand and Sea Suite by #stampinup

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Don't you love this sentiment? This is the beachy Sand & Sea Suite #155980. The Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper #154288 is LOVELY!! Grab it before it retires!

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To create this Fancy Fold: cut base 10-3/4 x 4-1/4", then score at 3" and 7". SIMPLE! I like how it shows off three designer papers!

 

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Sweet Ice Cream Bundle by #stampinup

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Barb Faulkner, friend and Team Member, created this YUMMY easel birthday card using the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle with PUNCH #156244.

 

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See the GOLD stripe? It's created using a strip of adhesive and the Gilded Leafing Embellishment #154560. Cool! Colors are Blackberry Bliss, and Bermuda Bay pulled from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper #154567.

 

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Cut the base card 4-1/4 X 11" and score at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". The easel needs a dimensionalized piece for support and here the Happy Birthday is popped up. Easy and impressive! Thanks for sharing, Barb!!

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Two Pocket Card Folder & Pattern

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My ALL-TIME favorite way to package handmade cards as a gift, is this quick and easy TWO-POCKET CARD FOLDER! Here is my pattern that uses one full sheet of card stock. The Folder holds four standard cards or four note cards. 

Download Two-Pocket Folder for cards

 

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Embellish the front of the Folder as much or as little as you like.  The main thing, REPEAT the colors and images used on the cards inside for a professional look.

 

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Here are the four standard cards and envelopes in this Folder. The same crisp, snappy True Love Designer Paper #154281 was used on this entire project.  I used the Medium Daisy Punch #149517 and used the small daisy-like print on each card. The accent is Silver Foil Paper #132178 and the little heart from the Dog Builder Punch #148543. The cards are fast and simple. Pick your favorite designer series paper and try this!

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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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Curvy Dies and Envelope Pattern

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Michelle Miller, friend and team member, sent me this sweet CURVY Christmas card idea!! So cute!! Michelle used the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper #153492 and the Pine Tree Punch #149521, a perfect pair!

 

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The Curvy Dies #154319 create a snowy winter hill! The base card is Mossy Meadow card stock. Peek inside...

 

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This envelope was created using the Stampin' Up! Trimmer #152392. Here is the A2 Envelope pattern:

 

A2 envelope using Trimmer See my Envelope VIDEO HERE.

 

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Desiccant Reuse Tip for Paper Crafters

Desicant

Do these look familiar? These are desiccants used to keep pharmaceuticals and other products from getting damp. They contain a naturally occurring mineral, gypsum, to absorb moisture. Instead of throwing the packets in the trash, I toss the desiccant packets into the bottom of my Card Stock File! WHY? Because paper fibers absorb moisture and odors.  Helps keep my paper supplies fresh!!

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Blossoms in Bloom by Stampin' Up!

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Guest stamper, my friend and Team member, Michelle Miller, created this CUTE fun fold using Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set #152684!

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To create this fancy fold, start with a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" base. Center and attach a narrow card cut 2-1/2 x 11", scored at 5-1/2". It's simple and striking! 

 

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Such cheerful colors! This is one of my very favorite stamp sets and bundles in the Annual Catalog!! Thanks for sharing, Michelle! LOVELY card!  

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A Whale of a Time Suite by Stampin' Up!

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It's WHALE fun!! This whale was PUNCHED from the Whale of a Time 6x6" Designer Series Paper #152460 using the Whale Builder Punch #152699! Quick! Easy!

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The Whale of a Time Suite #154126 makes fun cards for any age!

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To create this square fancy fold card: cut base card 4 x 11", score at 2, 3-3/4, 7-1/4 and 9". Use a standard envelope instead of a square envelope which would require additional postage in the US. 

 

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How to Easily Adhere Intricate Die Cuts

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I want to share a simple TRICK to adhere intricate die cuts so NO adhesive "oozes" out!! This is the STUNNING new Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle #154065!!

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THE TRICK: use the new Adhesive Sheets #152334 on the backside of your paper BEFORE die cutting!! Cut, peel the backing and apply the die cut = SIMPLE & CLEAN!! Basically, you are creating a "sticker."

 

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I created these 6 cards quickly using the Adhesive Sheets!!

 

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This is a NEW 2020-2022 In Color called Magenta Madness - SOOO happy & cheerful!!

 

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 Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle has limitless possibilities and is sure to be a FAVORITE!!

 

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This same layout features NEW Misty Moonlight, another new 2020-2022 In Color to love! It's a soft, yummy navy!! More Sunflower color combos are coming in my next post!

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Peaceful Moments Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Have you noticed, everything is popping up POPPIES???

 

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Surprise, this is an EASEL Card, fancy fold featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle #153824. Base card is cut 11 X 4-1/4" and scored at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2". Be sure to add a dimensionalized  "STOP" inside to hold the easel.

 

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Colors: Base card is Call Me Clover; Layer is Soft Sea Foam embossed with Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder #151503, and die cut Poppy is Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade.

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The poppy inside is colored with Stampin' Up! BLENDS in the same Poppy colors as the front. This bundle of products saves you 10%, qualifies you for a $50 Level FREE Sale-A-Bration item AND earns you a Shopper Reward Star!!! It's a GREAT value for YOU!!

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Overalls Pattern from All Dressed Up Dies

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How cute are these overalls created with the All Dressed Up Dies #151665 that made the "purses" in my last post?!?!?!? I cased this adorable idea from Australian Demonstrator Michele Jutrisa. Michele has a 26 minute video you can view. I just had to make the coveralls with the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper #151189!

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Cut off the bottom and side panel of the die cut purse, then cut a "V" to create two legs using the simple measurements above. 

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Here is the backside so you can see how I crossed the two die cut straps.

 

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ALL dies used are in the All Dressed Up Dies #151665. What a cute baby card, baby Valentine, toddler birthday or farmer card!! Just change the color!

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TWO SUPER FUN CREATIONS from one set of dies!! SOOOO many possibilities!! TRY IT!!

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My Meadow by Stampin' Up!

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TIPS for an exquisite sunrise or sunset on hand stamped cards:

   *Use Shimmery White Card Stock #101910 and Sponge Daubers #133773

   *Add saturated color to the card stock by collecting water based ink from an ink pad and SCRUBBING the ink all the way across the card with a dauber.

   *For blended colors for the sky, OVERLAP the colors.

   *Stamp silhouetted images on the finished base with BLACK ink

   *Color in any open areas that should be silhouetted using a water based BLACK marker

   *Layer onto a BLACK card base to pop colors

   *PRACTICE & EXPERIMENT

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Use plenty of ink, loading your dauber multiple times!

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Any highlights, like on this gazebo roof, can be filled in with a black marker to create a true silhouette.

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The NEW My Meadow Stamp Set #151650 is perfect for this technique!

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These sentiments are from the NEW Peaceful Moments Stamp Set #151595.

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Well Said Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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BRIGHTS Designer Series 6X6" Paper #149613 makes this EASY scrap card POP!! Cut 4 strips of designer paper 3/4" X 3". The length is flexible. Does this format look similar????

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My Nov. 18, 2019 post used the same layout! What a difference color makes!! Elegant OR Cheery!!

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The Well Said Stamp Set #148796 and coordinating Well Written Dies #148534 are perfect for the sentiment. Basic Black makes the wording BOLD!

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Quick! Easy! Impressive! TRY IT!!

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Guest Stamper, Shari Wicks

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NATURE'S BEAUTY Stamp Set #150528 was chosen by Shari Wicks, fellow demonstrator, to create this soft, sweet bunny card which I cased. LOVE IT!!

 

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Do you recognize this Designer Paper?? It's MONSTER BASH DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #150447! It's PERFECT!

 

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This is a 4 x 4" Gate Fold card: cut base card 11 x 4" and then score at 2, 3-3/4, 7-1/4, and 9". This fits in a Stampin' Up! medium envelope. (Don't use a square envelope because it's extra US postage.)

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The realistic bunny is colored with Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers: Light Smoky Slate and Ivory. To create the snow, I dotted on SNOWFALL ACCENT PUFF PAINT #150691 and sprinkled it with ICE STAMPIN' GLITTER #150445. Then I heated the puff paint with a heat tool and the glitter adhered. You can also adhere the glitter with SHIMMERY CRYSTAL EFFECTS #150892.

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Sentiment is from MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL #147702. This is the perfect holiday card for a nature lover!! TRY IT!

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Tidings All Around Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Here is a unique way to use the Tidings All Around Bundle #152371! You can STACK the stamped image over the die cut leaves using this handy TIP!!

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TIP: Cut the die cut leaves into two equal pieces, and spread apart 1/2 to 3/4" so the leaves show more when layered under the stamped image!! EASY! QUICK!! GREAT RESULTS!!

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This card uses ALL FOUR dies in this bundle to create lots of Autumn texture and color!

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Wreaths are useful for every season so you get a BIG BANG for your dollars plus $AVE 10% on the bundle.  Try it!!

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Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Halloween is NEXT month! Get your WICKED on with Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set #150547!

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To create this striking banner, use Champagne Foil Paper #144748 embossed with the NEW Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder #150665. Tap Jet Black STAZON Ink Pad #101406 flat onto the Foil paper to POP the design!! Use Stazon ink because the Foil is non-porous! Magically EASY!!

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It's quick to make multiples of this card!! Try it!

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Daisy Lane Stamp Set

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Grab your markers to create a unique look with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set #149325! These are Stampin' Write Markers Purple Posy and Seaside Spray on Shimmery White Card Stock. Make long swiping strokes with the brush tip, starting off the card stock and ending off the card stock. Second, stamp the Daisy image in Momento Tuxedo Black. It's easy!

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Experiment with different color combos with this easy technique. Try it!

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How to Use a Sponge Brayer for Card Making

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Sponge Brayers #141714 add fast, FUN COLOR to your card making!! Load the brayer with ink by rolling in ONE DIRECTION across your ink pad. These bright, happy colors are Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. Next roll across your Whisper White Card Stock by starting OFF the edge and ENDING off the end. BLENDING is so easy by simply rolling over one color with another color. Two handles and FOUR sponges come in a set. Just squish under running tap water to clean and air dry.

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What a brilliant sunset you can create with this nifty little tool!! This is ABOVE the CLOUDS Stamp Set #149404. You can also purchase it bundled with a Hot Air Balloon PUNCH and $AVE 10%! Be sure to catch my NEXT post to see what else this handy little sponge brayer created!! TRY IT!

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How to make a Double Z Fold Card

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This fancy fold is called a Double Z. You can see the two Zs. The Whisper White base card is 11 X 4-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The Poppy Parade inset card is 8-1/4" X  3-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".  TIP: make sure you put your adhesive on only the outside half of the Poppy Parade front fold.

 

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A friend is having an 80th Birthday on July 4th! Isn't this the perfect design and colors? Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel, White.

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This is the NEW Family Party Stamp Set #149379 containing numbers and family names! Perfect for every Birthday! TRY IT!

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Friend Like You Stamp Set

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For the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! will have stamps sets on the Clearance Rack as we transition from clear mount to cling stamps. Check it out, quickly!

 

 

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There is lots of color in a sunset! Use Stampin' Write Markers like: Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Terracotta Tile and Mango Melody to create your own sunset. Scribble horizontally across Shimmery White Card Stock starting off the edge and ending off the edge.

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Stamp the silhouette image from the Friend Like You Stamp Set #149237 on top of the sunset colors using Tuxedo Black Momento Pad.

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Use any of the sunset colors to create your base card. I used Mango Melody for cheeriness!! TRY IT!

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How to Corner Emboss on Cards

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I found this clever embossing trick by Diana Langman. I have never seen this before. 

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1. Emboss the Purple Posy card stock with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder #151775.

2.  Emboss the same card stock with Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder #151823 by inserting one corner into the machine. STOP just before the outside edges of the embossing folder hit the machine. Back the embossing folder out of the machine. Be careful not to damage the embossing folder by continuing to emboss too far. 

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This is the absolutely gorgeous Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #149100. It's very Monet-like and impressionistic!

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Try it!!

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How to Silhouette a Stamped Image

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I LOVE this card!! Free as a Bird Stamp Set #149468 is an OPEN IMAGE design. Simply take a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082 and color the images black to create a silhouette! It's SOOO easy and totally changes the appearance!  The background is Shimmery White card stock #101910 which has a nice finish for creating sunsets!  Using markers, scribble sunset colors onto Shimmery card stock by starting off one side and ending off the other. Don't worry about being perfect, because the image goes on top. Next, stamp your image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Fill in all open designs with the black marker. Sunset marker colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape. You get LOTS OF IMPACT!! TRY IT!

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I used two sunset colors for the card base: Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody to POP the black!

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Carry the same colors inside for the sentiment! TRY IT, you will love it, too!!

 

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How to Make an Instant Card

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We all need quick cards! Let designer paper be your focal point. Cut a design paper 6" by 1-1/4" or 1-1/2". Attach it diagonally to your card front. Look closely. I added two score lines about 1/8" apart and parallel to the sides of the strip. This adds a bit of interest and texture. 

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See the score lines? Try this!

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Good Morning Magnolia Whitewashed

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Try the WHITEWASH Technique with this lovely new Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087!

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Heat emboss the flower image onto Crumb Cake card stock. I used Gold Embossing Powder.

 

Whitewash

Tap your open White Craft Ink Pad #147277 onto a clean acrylic block or other nonporous surface. Using an Aqua Painter #103954 filled with plain water, collect the ink and paint onto the flower petals. This gives a lovely milky look. SOFT!

 

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This WHITEWASHED image really pops on a Basic Black card stock base! TRY IT!

 

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How to stamp a background

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Bloom by Bloom stamp set #148820 is VERSATILE! Try creating your own background. Select 3-4 colors you like together. Start with the largest image using one of the colors. Stamp it spaced fairly evenly on your layer. Second, use the next to largest image and another color. Finish with the smallest image to "fill in between" the previous shapes. Secret: if there is an area that you are NOT satisfied with...cover it with the sentiment! 

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Since the background is busy, I used a solid color to frame the sentiment. It helps the eye "rest on the word."

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It's fun to experiment with different color combos! TRY IT!

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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!

Pattern (2)

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

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DSP Layout and Pattern

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This is such a cute card!! It will send a SMILE for sure! DSP = Designer Series Paper. I have combined Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper #148975 with Well Written Framelits Dies #148534. Love the little bird included in the framelits!

Pattern (2)

Try this FUN layout!! Click the picture and print your pattern.

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On this layout, I put the sentiment at the bottom. This is Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper Pack #146289. The little butterfly is included in the framelits. It's a totally different look. 

Team Mail

Remember to cover your envelope flap w/ DSP, for a "WOW" presentation! I whipped up some TEAM mail using this adorable format. TRY IT!!

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