Subtles and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper

Last Thursday and Saturday I shared some projects using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper ~ I am so taken with the paper I used it again for my July customer thank you cards.

In July I hosted a Designer Series Paper Share and although it did not include any of this ‘lacy’ paper it did include the newly introduced 6 x 6 color collections for each of the color families, and I want to show what can be achieved with a 6 x 6 piece of paper.

This is double sided paper featuring ‘formal’ stripes and polka dots and ‘casual’ polka dots and stripes – so my cards have featured both sides of the paper and I chose to use the ‘Subtles’ collection.

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Time for Tea with Daffodil Delight ~ Stampin’ UP!

The Tea Room Suite on page 15 of the 2018 -2019 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog plays right into my soft spot…………  I am a tea drinker, preferably made in a pot using loose leaves and with milk – not lemon and  no sugar.  I will compromise and use a tea bag as long as it is Orange Pekoe or Assam but am not taken with some of the fancy ones out there like licorice, peppermint, beet!

So back to the  Tea Room Suite – my card today uses 4 of the goodies, the Time for Tea Stamp Set, the coordinating Spot of Tea Framelit Dies, the DSP and Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack,  I just cannot resist the little die that cuts out the teacup and saucer!

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Everyday Label Punch and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper ~ Video

I love to use flowers in my cards and to be fair I am a big fan of ‘dainty’ as well.  The Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper appealed to me the first time I saw it at Stampin’ UP!’s demonstrator event way back at the beginning of April – which is both flowery and dainty.

Stampin’ UP! also introduced a new stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings – which is also small and dainty, so naturally would work with the lovely lacy specialty paper – but I didn’t have a punch that complimented the greeting I chose to use (and I have them all!!) so I needed to get a little inventive.

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Vintage Scrapbook Page ~Ink and Share Blog Hop

I am not new to scrap booking or memory-keeping  but I do find it hard to find the time to dedicate to it, so I am delighted to be taking part  in the Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop for its very first HOP!

You will have either arrived from  Cheyrl Taylor’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .   This month’s theme is  to use anything that is currently available from Stampin’ UP!  ~ and I have designed  a vintage theme and  chosen to create a 12 x 12 page using Crumb Cake Card and Balmy Blue Card.  I want to show you that your card making supplies can be used for creating scrapbook pages and customized embellishments, quickly and easily.

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Dandelion Wishes ~ Sweet and Simple Challenge

When we were children, we lived way out in the country in a tiny ‘hamlet’, it did not have a store, church or pub just a couple of dozen houses and the bus came thru twice a day to take you to and from school or the local town for work or shopping!

We would spend the summer holidays roaming the fields and used to pick dandelion seed heads and blow gently on them – the number of puffs it took to blow off all the seeds would tell you the time ~ simple times 🙂

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set has proved to be very popular with a lot of stampers and it make sense as it has a lovely restful feel about it with the little seed-heads drifting away on the breeze.

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Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stampin’ # 2 – Video Tutorial

This is the 3rd in my series of short and sweet videos showing tips and techniques using the Stamparatus.  It shows another type of hinge stamping using the delightful Touches of Texture Stamp Set, stamping off technique using the Stamparatus and a little watercoloring

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show. Continue reading

Daisy Delight Cards ~ Stampin’ UP!

Yesterday I shared Stampin’ UP!’s Bonus Days ~ spend $50 in August to get a $5 coupon to redeem in September – so my thought was – what could you buy for around that amount and be able to create some pretty cards.  A little stroll thru the catalog and there it was on page 123 – ‘You Can Make It’ ~ Daisy Delight Cards .

Stampin’ UP! have put together a group of supplies, notecards with envelopes, Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, 2 full size ink pads and a clear block ~ perfect for creating cards straight out of the box!

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Darling Label Punch Box ~ Stampin’ UP!

Today is a ‘twofer’ – two cards for the price of one!  One of the first things on my ‘wish list’ for the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog was the Darling Label Punch Box!  It is the cutest tin filled with crafting must-haves, add some card and adhesives and maybe a few embellishments and you are ready to start creating!

This box contains a 6-piece stamp set with a coordinating punch, a clear stamp block and two Stampin’ Spots ~ one in Grapefruit Grove,  the other in Night of Navy.  Both my card use the goodies from this 8 x 8 x 3 size tin plus some Designer Series Paper, ribbon and Metallic Pearls.  You gotta read on to see what I came up with……………………

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