Give It A Whirl Dies ~ Hints and Tips

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Receiving a card in the post is wonderful, receiving one with moving parts is even BETTER! The Give it a Whirl Die Set is a great way of creating an interactive card for children and adults alike!

Today’s post has a video where I share hints and tips for using the dies successfully, I have created quite a simple birthday card, but you can use whatever you have in your stash to create as fancy a card as you want ~ I have included a few other samples after the video – so please go check them out.

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Campology ~ a card for the guys in our lives

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My posts have been a little tardy this last week due to a bad case of allergies and asthma that landed me in urgent care yesterday morning when I should have been writing my post!! Well I am now dosed up with antibiotics and steroids (one of which was in my ‘sit-upon’ ) and ready to go again 🙂 I like to write my posts within 24 hours of posting them so I know I am including the most up to date information -so I don’t prepare them days or weeks in advance.

I have shared before that masculine cards have always been a bit of a challenge for me – well for someone who loves flowers and sparkles that is understandable I guess, but the Campology Stamp Set is a great one for the guys and that is what I am showcasing today!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – October Showcase

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Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop.  We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Angie’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Pretty Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card Idea

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When Stampin’ UP! announced it was introducing the Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) into its paper crafting tools I was sooooo excited, I was even more excited when I was offered the opportunity to be part of the design ‘team’ during the development phases. Since its release I have used it so much and have a series of videos sharing various techniques for this ‘oh so handy’ tool.

Today’s card is a simple one but has a few techniques, including the Stamparatus, creating greeting banners without punches or dies and a pretty bow tied with the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. Read on to find the links to each of these…………….

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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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Whimsical Birthday Sheep Birthday Card Idea

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In my Monday post I mentioned Stampin UP!’s Sale-a-bration – an opportunity to earn free products when you place an order before September 30th! So we are in the last couple of weeks of Sale-a-bration for 2021 and I have been sharing projects I have made with the free products to give you some inspiration. So today I have 2 whimsical cards to share ~ one using the Counting Sheep Stamp set and another using the same stamp set with the coordinating Sheep Dies.

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Waterfall Double Gatefold Card using free Beautifully Penned DSP

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At the moment Stampin’ UP! is in the last 3 weeks of Sale-a-bration where you can choose exclusive free products when you place a product order of at least $50. Today’s card features the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper and by using it to create this fun fold we can see both sides of the paper!

I have paired this with the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch, however there is not strawberry in sight – just to show you how versatile this bundle is…. oh and there is a video – so read on……………………..

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Biggest Wish – Happy Birthday Card Idea

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A few weeks ago I did a product spotlight on the Stitched Greenery Embossing Die, I love the effect so used it again today to create this feminine birthday card.

I have used the Biggest Wish Stamp Set on several occasions, it very cleverly has 5 words each produced in block capital letters and in a pretty script, this way you can build up a greeting that suits your needs.

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Slimline Tri-Fold Birthday Card

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Today’s card was made for a very special friend, another UK ex-pat who I have known long before we both moved to the US. I was unable to visit her for 3 years, but this year I got to celebrate her birthday with her in PA – so naturally an extra-special card was needed!

I used a number of different techniques, sponging, embossing, die-cutting as well as some of the particularly luxurious materials , such as Gold Foil, Shimmer Vellum and Gilded Leaf embellishment

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