Quick and Easy Birthday Card Idea

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Twice a year there is an opportunity to get exclusive Stampin’ UP! goodies for FREE, from now until February 28th 2023, there are a range of different stamp sets and decorative papers to choose from depending on how much you spend on your order. Today I have chosen to feature the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper which has the most gorgeous flowers in shades of peaches and rich purples. Scroll on down for more info on Sale-a-bration! #simplestamping

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop Showcase ~ January

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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 Karen’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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Floating Three Diamond Fancy Fold Card Video Tutorial

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Now the rush of holiday preparations are over maybe you are sitting and ready for some card inspiration – and I have a great one for you today! Fun folds are one of my favorite types of card to make, I love the challenge and the sense of satisfaction when it is complete, often times the most complex looking of cards are a lot more straightforward to do than they look and that is the beauty of them!

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By The Bay ~ Twisted Ribbon Technique Video Tutorial

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It is amazing what you can get paper to do! My card today has taken some double sided decorative paper and created a twisted ribbon effect, it was a lot of fun to do and remarkably easy – things usually are when you know to do them. So in today’s card and video I share how I do this technique, showcasing one of the new decorative papers that will be available on January 5th when the new 2023 Jan – May mini catalog goes LIVE! 🙂

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Soft Seedlings Any Occasion Card

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The leaves have finally dropped from the trees in our garden, I have to say this year they fell a lot later than usual and we had some magnificent colors because of this. Like the leaves, some of our products are about to go away, one of them is the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set – so I thought I would give it one more outing, with a simple but very impressive coloring technique. (Gosh – I sound a little poetic today!)

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Timeless Greeting ~ Masculine Card Kit

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First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers – I wish you, your family and friends a peaceful day.

I have said on many occasions that I struggle with cards for the fellas in my life…….. so imagine my delight when Stampin’ UP! introduced a new kit at our recent demonstrator get together called OnStage! The kit contains everything you need to make 8 cards, including envelopes, ink spot, clear block, embellishments, adhesives and an exclusive stamp set. Today I am sharing one of the two cards I made with the Timeless Greetings Kit ( I already posted one off before I could take a picture of it 🙂 )

If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for a friend or family member then this is one for you.

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Faux Tile Slimline Inspirational Card Idea

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I use my Simply Score Scoreboard all the time to add a center score to my card bases – however it never really features in any of my card classes or blog posts !! Today’s card shares a technique where the scoreboard is the major tool….. followed by my Heat Tool!

The video explains how to create this technique as well as how to color up ribbon to match our color scheme ~ enjoy

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