Twisted Fun Fold Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I do like to make fun fold cards – it stretches my imagination and allows me to make use of all the lovely Stampin’ UP! goodies in my stash.  I have used the Very Versailles stamp set along with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

I think it is so much easier to show you than to explain in words so the Twisted Fun Fold Card I am sharing today has a video as well as a downloadable PDF recipe for you.

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Poppy Moments Birthday

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The Peaceful Poppies Suite is one of the most popular in the 2020 Mini catalog.  It has 2 stamp sets, 2 die sets, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments – all coordinating to make your crafting fun.

I chose to use the Poppy Moments Dies for this card – no stamping just letting the dies and embossing do all the work.

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Magnolia Lane Panel Card

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Petal Pink was one of the new colors Stampin’ UP! introduced in their 2018 color refresh ~ I have to admit that it did not appeal to me at the time and pretty much sat on the shelf – until Stampin’ UP! bought out an organdy ribbon in the 2019 -2020 Annual Catalog – that started my love affair with Petal Pink and I have used it very much – with and without the ribbon that inspired me!

Today’s card features the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper – I had some pieces left over from a project that I did not want to waste so I picked out the black and Petal Pink from the paper and the card came into being!

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Welcome to the Team – Thoughtful Blooms Card

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A couple of weeks ago I had one of my lovely customers decide to join my team as a hobby demo – so she could take advantage of the discount when buying her goodies – I wanted to give her a personal thank you for making that decision and gave her a package of goodies along with a hand-made card!

Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to join Stampin’ UP! as a demonstrator, there are extra goodies offered as well as the usual great deal of choosing $125 worth of any goodies in the the catalogs for just $99.  When I joined around 9 1/2 years ago it was one of the best decisions I have ever  made (after marrying my husband, of course 🙂 )  If you scroll down the post a little further there is a link that will take you straight to more details.

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Daisy Lane ‘Smile’

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‘SMILE’ is such a lovely word to put on the front of a card – imagine opening the envelope, pulling out the card and seeing that word – would you not just smile at it?  I think I would.

The Daisy Lane Stamp Set has SMILE as one of its greetings, along with the very cheerful daisy flowers it just makes for such a very happy card!

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Fond Farewell ~Bloom by Bloom Thank You

We are in the last week  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 Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set ~ along with the retiring 2017 – 2019 retiring In-Color Berry Burst with its coordinating 3/8 Mini Ruffled Ribbon.  This is a card I offered in a recent Card Buffet and over 50 were made!

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Stamparatus Technique ~ Set Back Stampin’ Video Tutorial

It is a while since I shared a technique using the Stamparatus and today I have one called Set Back Stampin’ using the Petal Palette Stamp set with the coordinating Petals and More Thinlet Dies.

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.

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Petal Palette ~ Best wishes

Petal Palette Stamp set is due to retire at the end of this month – it has been one of my favorites, partly because it has flowers and partly because of all the greetings it has!  I shall be sharing at least one more card with this set before the end of May – but don’t delay in ordering yours – as they are likely to sell out pretty quickly!

As usually happens I turn to my ribbon drawer for choosing my colors – and sitting in there is the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8 Reversible Ribbon – it combines two colors that I would not have put together myself – Stampin’ UP! helps me be so much more creative by presenting these ideas for me to build on!

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Hello Cupcake Stamp Set ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

One of the FREE sale-a-bration stamp sets available is  Hello Cupcake, it has the cutest cupcake image with three greetings and I shared a card using it a few weeks ago.  You might not want to use the cupcake everytime – so I have made an alternative card using the same set which could be a birthday card although I might just use it as an any occasion card ‘cos you can send sweet wishes to just about anyone ~  just because you can 🙂

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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Meant to Be ~ Z Fold Bridge Valentine Card

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today’s card is one we made during our January card class and it is a variation of the Z fold card, with a cute little 3D embellishment.   My inspiration came from a the Christmas card my dear friend, Elly, of ElleMentry Papercrafting in the UK, sent me.

I chose to use the Meant to Be Bundle today, it has such pretty, decorative hearts allowing me to randomly decorate my card, as well as the Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies giving me lots of choice for using decorative die cuts.

I know that not everyone wants or needs to make a valentine card so I created a birthday version using the same supplies but using the Petal Pallete Stamp set and the coordinating Petals and More Thinlet Dies.

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