Detlightfully Detailed Thank You Cards

Tucked away on page 189 of Stampin’ UP!’s annual catalog is the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut Specialty paper – quite a mouthful!  The picture just does not do this paper justice – it is quite spectacular and can be used to make the most beautiful cards with very little effort.

The paper is Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other – how neat is that? and is very easy to trim with a Stampin’ Trimmer.

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Snow is Glistening with Blackberry Bliss

The weather in North Texas has become very cold it was 25F (-4C) last night –  even though we have not had any snow,  my card today is just perfect for the conditions  using the beautiful Snow is Glistening Stamp Set. 

This set is only available until November 30th 2018 – so if you want to recreate the cards I am sharing this month you will need to get your order in fast (see below for the link to my on-line store)

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Rooted in Nature Waterfall Card & Video Tutorial

At the end of October I shared a Halloween card we made in my monthly card class using the Waterfall Fold and promised to share a video – today I make good on that promise.

Plus I am doubling up and making it a guy card as well!  I figure the fellas in my life would get a kick out of the mechanism that makes the waterfall work!

Once again I have fallen back on the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set – it is just so perfect for the fellas but I need to think of a way to make a more feminine card with it ~ well that has set me a challenge hasn’t it?

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Winter Holiday ~ Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th in Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.  We are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas with you.

You will have either arrived from  Karen’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is  Winter Holiday  ~  I chose to do a SNOW DAY page which almost always turns out to be a winter holiday in North Texas as the local authorities are really not geared up to deal with really bad winter weather as we don’t get a lot of it but when we do it can be a doozy!

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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Cleaning Adhesive from Scissors ~ Video

My scissors and paper piercing tools tend to accumulate ‘sticky stuff’ on the blades, I use them a lot in my design work as well as in my classes.  So it is not surprising that cutting pieces of Tear and Tape and trimming Stampin’ Dimensionals with my paper snips leaves a little of the adhesive behind on the blades.  I rarely use my paper piercing tool to piece paper but I do use it a lot to pick up mini glue dots and Stampin’ dimensionals and to remove the backing paper from the Tear and Tape double sided tape.

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Snow is Glistening – Joy and Coastal Cabana

IF you have been following my Facebook page you will know that Stampin’ UP! have a special suite of products that are just available for the month of November ………..or until stocks last – that dreaded statement – which is basically telling us not to prevaricate!

I will be sharing a number of cards over the next few weeks using some of the products from the Snowflake Showcase suite – starting today with the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set  and the White Velvet Paper.

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Card Class to Go – One For All

Today I am offering a chance for you to take one of my classes in the comfort of your own  home! It features the One for All Stamp Set and you will get to make 2 each of 4 different designs of cards, these are exclusive to this on-line class.

There are 3 options – the first of which includes a brand new  stamp set and the Early Expresso Ink Pad

Read on for more details……………….
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Happy Halloween ~ waterfall card

Happy Halloween Everyone ~ we are due rain later today which might just put a bit of a damper for the trick and treaters this evening.  But I have the sweeties (candy) ready plus my witch’s broom and hat that I put just outside the door to show the ‘Witch is IN!’ (seriously I do have them)

Today’s card is one we made during my September card class and is a waterfall card – I will have a video ready soon on my method for making them – so watch this space 🙂

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Rooted in Nature – Sweet and Simple Guy Birthday Card

I shall say again, as I have many times in the past – making cards for the fellas in my life is always a challenge – and so it was for my husband’s birthday earlier this month!

My current favorite stamp set for fellas is Rooted in Nature, it has the perfect images without being too ‘fruu – fruu’ and sappy 🙂  Coupled with the Wood Textured DSP stack and the Leaves Trinkets it brings the woody theme together.

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