Cuckoo for You

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

How do you feel about interactive cards?  I think they are great, especially if you can make them for children and particularly for the fellas in our lives – they do like something ‘mechanical’ or at least my fella does!

Admittedly there is some extra work need to make them but when you have the Cuckoo for You Bundle – well it just makes it so gosh darn easy!  Today I am sharing a video from Stampin’ UP! that shows you how to use this bundle to create a great card….. I am thinking that this could also make a simply perfect Christmas card as well!

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Peacock Tails with Floral Essence Birthday Card

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Today’s card is the result of clearing off my work bench before going away on holiday!  At the end of July I was part of a Scrapbook blog hop and had decided to use the Detailed Peacock dies along with the Noble Peacock Specialty Paper.  Rather than cut into my specialty paper straight away I had a little practice with some regular card – just to see what it would look like and if it would work on the page I was designing.  Glad to say that it did – click here to see the results!

So now I was left with two perfectly cut pieces of Shaded Spruce card that I just could not bring myself to throw away!

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Heat Embossing Technique with Magnolia Blooms and Treat Bags

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What better way to say happy birthday, congratulations, or thank you than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in this versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

I have used this beautiful set to demonstrate heat embossing, how to use your Shimmer Paint AND how to use the Copper Dotted Treat bags as a decoration on your cards.

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Just a Note Butterfly Gala Card

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It is a while since I used my Butterfly Gala Stamp Set – it has 5 great greetings – the one that really draws me is “A Little Note’

This can be used for practically occasion – A little note.… to say Happy Birthday, A little note…… to say Thank you.  A little note.… to say Get Well Soon, A little note …. to say I’m thinking of you.  you get the idea – who wants some of this type of card in their stash for those times you need a card…. like NOW?

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2019 – 2020 DSP Share

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I have been asked again to do a Designer Series Paper  from the 2019 – 2020  Annual Catalog ~ this is where you can get your hands on a  6 x 6 square of each of the new DSP’s without having to break the bank – and oh what a beautiful selection there is this again year!!!

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Woven Heirlooms ~ Vintage Anniversary Card.

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I created today’s card for my brother and sister-in-laws 23rd wedding anniversary -with the  Woven Heirlooms  Stamp Set and the coordinating Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders.

I have tried to give the card a vintage look, Roccoco Rose and Sahara Sand and the 4 texture stamps in the set has some pretty curly shapes which are perfect for vintage along with some sponging and Basic Jewel Pearls.

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Using Stampin’ Markers to Ink Stamps with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set + Video Tutorial!

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Time for another stampin’ technique ~ today I am going to be using a Stampin Marker to ink up one of the stamps on my card.  This is great if you don’t have the stamp pad in the color you want to use but you do have the marker.

I have paired the Beauty Abounds stamp set with Mint Macaron and Purple Posy – I don’t have the Purple Posy ink pad yet but I do have the marker.  This stamp set has a really beautiful, swirly, stem of flowers and leaves – a perfect focal point for my card.

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Pressed Petals Washi Tape Birthday

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Today would have been my Mum’s 88th birthday so this  card is for her.  No stampin’ – I just used  my die cutting machine, a couple of die sets and an embossing folder.

The focal point  is made with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape, there are two rolls in this pack, one a traditional tape in Soft Suede and Very Vanilla, the second has about 100 individual peel-and-stick flower petals allowing you to create beautiful flowers.

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Beautiful Friendship with a Neutral Palette

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I have often shared that my ribbon drawer is the starting point for many of my card designs, the Woven Threads Trim is one of the new ribbons in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog and is in Sahara Sand – which is one of the Neutrals in the SU color family.

The Beautiful Friendship Stamp set allows you to build up such a pretty floral display as well as 4 very useful greetings, I chose to use the birthday one on this card, the lovely smooth, silky woven threads trim works just beautifully with it.

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July Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic License

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Shirley’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we were given a free-hand with our design ~ Artistic Licence ~ I have focused on the Noble Peacock Suite using  one set of dies and the sumptuous Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Paper and Rhinestones

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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