Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ New Catalog Sneak Peak

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  Dana’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is NEW CATALOG SNEAK PEAK ~ where we are sharing some of the new products from Stampin’ UP!’s 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog.

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Birthday Bonanza Shaker Card ~ Video Tutorial

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Shaker Cards are such a lot of fun, especially for children but I am sure an adult would enjoy one as well!  It was our youngest granddaughters birthday last week so I thought a fun card would be just perfect, particularly as she will not be having a party with friends and extended family this year.

We later found out that she wanted an ‘elephant’ cake for her birthday – which her talented parents made for her – so the Birthday Bonanza DSP, with the cute animals, I used for her card turned out to be in the right theme!

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Fond Farewell ~ Layered with Kindness Birthday

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As we get closer to June 3rd and the launch of the new 2020 – 2021 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog we shall also get closer to saying a fond farewell to some of the products that will be retiring on that same day.

The Layered with Kindness stamp set and Country Floral 3D embossing folder have been a couple of favorites over recent months so I have a card that will show them together ‘ one last time’ 🙂 You can still get these products from my on-line store (while stocks last) by clicking the links at the end of my post.

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Very Versailles Shabby Chic Birthday Card

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Oh, I am so excited with today’s card – I made it for my sister’s birthday last week , I  wanted to do something ‘vintagy’ as that is very much her style. Unusually for me I have used two stamp sets for this card, Very Versailles and Artisan Textures (soon to retire – so order yours now!)

I am not sure whether you call it vintage or shabby chic – what is the  difference or is it  the same thing? ! Anyway I used a number of techniques and materials to create the effect – sponging, distressing, multiple layers of stamping, then lace, twine, pearls and vellum.

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Peaceful Poppies Spinner Card

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Interactive cards are a lot of fun to make and receive.  I was reminded of this style of card when I got a Christmas card  from my sister last year.  Basically the front of the card has a large hole in it where another panel is attached using Bakers Twine.  You turn  the panel so the twine is twisted then put the card in the envelope  when the recipient gets the card and opens it the front panel twirls around!

I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP and Poppy Moments Dies to decorate my card – but it would work for any of our decorative papers and dies – can you imagine a child receiving this style of card?

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Ornate Borders ~ Melon Mambo or Highland Heather?

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During April we have had the early release of the Ornate Garden Suite which  will be in the new 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog – I have shared a few other cards using the products in this suite – scroll on down for the links 🙂

Today I have just used the Ornate Borders Dies and the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, no stampin’ , no ink, just letting the design and color do all the ‘talking’.  Both cards are the same – I have simply switched out Whisper White and Basic Black and thrown in a little splash of color.  Perfect for many different occasions.

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Beautiful You Retiform Technique Video Tutorial

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I have a great technique video to share today – the Retiform Technique.  I had no idea what it meant,  added to which  my spell checker doesn’t even recognise it!  So  I checked out the definition of retiform ~ ‘having the form of or resembling a net’ ….. and that is exactly what this technique creates!

I chose to use the Beautiful You Stamp Set because it has nice big images which meant I could show you on a video quickly – but if you make each of the sections smaller you can use smaller images to build up an even more intricate pattern.
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Let’s Hear It For the Boys ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

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  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ‘Lets Hear It For The Boys’

When I heard the theme of this month’s hop my mind went straight to the  Deniece Williams song from 1984  (that puts my a marker for my age!) ~ so knew I would use the Music From the Heart Stamp Set.

I recently made a birthday card for a friend’s husband who plays the guitar under the name of ‘The Winemaker’ using that set so that is the one I am sharing with you today.

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Peaceful Poppies with Painted Labels Dies – any occasion card

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Tucked away in the corner of page 25 of the 2020 Mini Catalog are the Peaceful Poppies Elements, a pack full of little gems ~ die cut printed accent pieces ~ some are printed in full color, others are printed on watercolor paper and vellum, perfect for coloring and them some black ‘tone-on-tone’ embossed pieces – probably over a 100 different elements to build beautiful cards.

I chose to pair some of them with pieces cut from Basic Black card using the Painted Labels Dies – giving a big bold centerpiece for my card today.

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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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