Beautiful Friendship with a touch of Beautiful Bouquet

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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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Heat Embossing Technique with Magnolia Blooms and Treat Bags

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What better way to say happy birthday, congratulations, or thank you than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in this versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

I have used this beautiful set to demonstrate heat embossing, how to use your Shimmer Paint AND how to use the Copper Dotted Treat bags as a decoration on your cards.

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Pressed Petals Washi Tape Birthday

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

Today would have been my Mum’s 88th birthday so this  card is for her.  No stampin’ – I just used  my die cutting machine, a couple of die sets and an embossing folder.

The focal point  is made with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape, there are two rolls in this pack, one a traditional tape in Soft Suede and Very Vanilla, the second has about 100 individual peel-and-stick flower petals allowing you to create beautiful flowers.

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Beautiful Friendship with a Neutral Palette

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

I have often shared that my ribbon drawer is the starting point for many of my card designs, the Woven Threads Trim is one of the new ribbons in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog and is in Sahara Sand – which is one of the Neutrals in the SU color family.

The Beautiful Friendship Stamp set allows you to build up such a pretty floral display as well as 4 very useful greetings, I chose to use the birthday one on this card, the lovely smooth, silky woven threads trim works just beautifully with it.

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Let It Ride & Pretty Petals Guy Card!

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

Time for a card for the fellas in our lives, I find it quite hard to think of ideas for the guys so the ‘Let It Ride’ stamp set has come in very useful, horses, trees and some inspirational greetings all come in this set.

I have chosen to make a card for the fellas but if you have a ‘horse lover’ in your family or circle of friends you could change up the colors and it would work just as well for either gender.

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Introducing Rococo Rose with Woven Heirlooms

My apologies for being a day late with my post – it has been a busy week as I had my catalog launch on Thursday with over 20 of my wonderful and supportive customers who came to look at new products, do some make and takes and collect their own precious copy of the new catalog!

Our next new color for 2019 – 2021 is Rococo Rose ~ a gentle pink my sweet ol’ Mum would have called Ashes of Roses.  I have paired it with one of the new stamp sets – Woven Heirlooms, one of the first stamp sets on my list when I opened the new catalog! a new coordinating  ribbon and the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

This is the second of the new In-Colors and they are all so very pretty – you can get your hands on a set if you would like to join in my ink and color share, where you can build up your collection over the next few months without breaking the bank – click here for more info

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Fond Farewell ~ One For All Fancy Fold

LAST DAY FOR 2018 – 2019 Catalog

Today is the last day of for the   Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog and by tomorrow some  well-loved and well-used  stamp sets and other products will be retired.  In the last few weeks I been using  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.

So the final card using retiring products I am sharing  uses the One for All  Stamp Set ~ along with Share What You Love Designer Series Paper – both of which I have used and shared extensively – and has a fancy fold and a video to go along with it.

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Fond Farewell ~ Golden Afternoon ‘Thinking of You’

Just 3 more days before the  Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog retires and well-loved and well-used  stamp sets and other products retire.  In the last few weeks I been using  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 Golden Afternoon Stamp Set ~ along with the 1/2 ” Lace Trim.  This set has some useful phrases, whether you use it for Thinking of You as I have done or Sympathy, Thanks as well as ‘ Hope your Day is as Wonderful as You”  If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know I love greetings with a cursive script and this set has really pretty ones. 🙂

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Fond Farewell ~ One For All Birthday for a Guy

Today is the last day of May 2019 …………… oh where did May go?  and we have just 4 more days before the  Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog retires and well-loved and well-used  stamp sets and other products retire.  In the last few weeks I been using  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 One for All  Stamp Set ~ along with a little help from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set (which is not retiring ) and some Copper Foil Card.

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