Delicate Dalias – DistINKtive Stamps

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Just 11 more days for you to take part in Stampin UP!’s Sale-a-bration – an opportunity to earn free products when you place an order before September 30th! I have been sharing projects I have made with the free products to give you some inspiration, today I have 3 cards to share using the oh so pretty Delicate Dalias Stamp Set, showing 3 different effects of using this lovely DistINKtive 2 step Stampin set.

There are several easy and effective techniques on these cards, masking, 2-step stampin’, and sponging using daubers – see if you can find them 🙂

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Hey there ~ Cute Squirrel Card with hand colored ribbon

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I promised to share my voyage in learning how to use Stampin’ Blends. In this 6th video in the series, I share how to color ribbon to match your project and features the utterly cute Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set.

I have shared before that often my ribbon drawer is the starting point for choosing colors for my projects but sometimes there just isn’t the color I need ! No problem ~ I can color up some of my own! As I explain in my video, today’s card is to welcome my great-niece into the family and I was looking for something cute but not pink so Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral it is and although I designed it for a new baby I think it would work for just about any occasion!

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Any Occasion ‘Hello’ Card ~ In Good Taste

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In the past I have shared that I love Designer Series Paper (DSP), I have also admitted that I tend to be a bit of a hoarder, always thinking that I will have the perfect project for that ‘some day’ so would save it for another day! I am trying to mend my ways and have been using it more and more!

I shared a card on Wednesday which featured DSP and to prove I am reforming I have another to share today, featuring the ‘In Good Taste’ DSP ~ which has a variety of wood and tile effect prints that make perfect backgrounds as well as focal points.

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Introducing Wild Cats for your Projects.

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Animal prints are very popular, this year Stampin’ UP! have created the In the Wild Suite which has a stamp set, coordinating Dies, decorative paper and an embossing folder that will allow you to create projects with jungle themes with tigers and leopards.

Today I am sharing some of the ideas that Stampin’ UP! have created – their artists have such imagination!

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Introducing Stampin’ UP!’s Kits Collections : Part 2

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Last week I shared some of the new Kits Collection Stampin’ UP! has introduced. The ones I shared then included supplies for cards using stamps and ink. Well if you are not into stamping but love to make and send a handmade card to family and friends, there are some options for you as well.

Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Click here to see my previous post on other kits 🙂

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Quick Pansy Notecard with cute Butterfly

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I have a great fondness for the packs of Note Cards and Envelopes, they are available in Basic White and Very Vanilla and you get 20 for just $7. I like them because they are all cut to size and scored – ready to fold in half and decorate making for a quick and easy start to my card making.

I used the Basic White Note cards for today’s card, I made some to send to my lovely May customers who shopped for their SU goodies with me and also as a ‘make and take’ for my recent catalog launch. I wanted to use the card as a little showcase for a few of the new products and colors.

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