Let’s Celebrate ~ For the Love of Felt

welcome back to my corner of the world.

So I have to confess and tell you today’s card is made with a stamp set that I ordered in error – I think I must have either misread the catalog number or twisted a couple of digits around!

For the Love of Felt Stamp Set was designed to be part of the For the Love of Felt Project kit, a fun kit with felt embellishments and other supplies to make 12 cards and a cute presentation box. ( I have added a link to the kit below in case you are interested!)

I guess I could have returned the set but I decided to make it work for me and came up with the following design……………..

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Beautiful Friendship with a touch of Beautiful Bouquet

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

Today’s card started life as a design for a Baby Shower,  I was asked to create for a friend.  The Beautiful Friendship stamp set has the most wonderful, soft flower images allowing you to build up just the design you want.

I could not bring myself to discard the samples I made so I pulled out the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set to convert one to a Birthday card and the other for a Wedding Anniversary

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Woven Heirlooms ~ Vintage Anniversary Card.

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

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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Fond Farewell ~ Timeless Textures Anniversary Card

We are in the last 8 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Timeless Textures Stamp Set ~ I truly have loved this set – and have used it on so many projects – the texture stamps are so versatile and todays card uses the stamps as the focal point – I shall miss this set when it retires at the end of the month.

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So Hoppy Together ~ Froggy Valentine

I shared a card using the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set last week – he is such a cute little guy – I could not resist using this set again ~ this time as a valentine card, since we are just a few weeks shy of February 14th, come to think of it ~ this may just be perfect for an anniversary, engagement or even a wedding card!

I was able to make this card using one of the free Sale-a-bration stamp sets, So Hoppy Together.    I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Needlepoint Nook Suite

Decorative needlework such as cross stitch and free-hand embroidery has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was in my early twenties.  So imagine my delight when I opened the new 2019 Occasions catalog to find a suite of products spotlighting stitching!

Today’s card features the Needle and Thread Stamp Set, the Needlepoint Nook DSP and the Old Olive Linen Thread that is part of this suite.

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For You with Graceful Garden

The Graceful Garden Stamp Set is perfect for making a really peaceful and elegant card.  The ‘for you’ sentiment can be used for just about any occasion, birthday, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, or simply ‘just because’

I have paired the stamp set with Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand which are peaceful colors as well and then a scattering of Basic Jewel Pearls to give even more of an elegant touch.

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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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