Christmas Roses ~ All Occasion Card

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I so love this Christmas Roses stamp set along with the Roses Dies.  Please don’t get caught up with the name of the stamp set – I have used it a lot for other occasions and today’s card makes me think of an anniversary card and since it is all gold ~ a 50th wedding anniversary!  But you don’t have to wait for someone to reach that momentous milestone – it would make a fabulous card to celebrate any anniversary or birthday – so go ahead and give it a go!

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2020 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration has Started!!

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The 2020 Mini Catalog went live on January 4th as well as Sale-a-bration.

So what is Sale-a-bration??    It is a great way to get FREE stuff ~ for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! goodies (exc shipping and tax)  – either from the Annual Catalog or the 2020 Mini  Catalog or even the Clearance Rack; you can choose a  Sale-a-bration catalog item and there are 12 different items to choose from ~ you can collect as many in one order as you want.

As a demonstrator I was able to place my order in December so I was able to get my hands on some of the free products ahead of time.  There are a couple of links to the right to get to both the new catalogs, if would like your own copies, click here  and I will send you them for FREE!

I made today’s card with one of those sets…..The Gang’s All Meer ~ the cutest set with Meerkats!!

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Botanical Bliss Birthday

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Today’s card showcases all three of the purples in the Stampin’ UP! family of colors, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy – it also gave me the chance to show off the 3/8 Tricolor Ribbon which also has the same three colors.

I chose to use a simple Z fold for my base and the Highland Heather ink for all my stamping which was done with the Botanical Bliss Stamp set.

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Rooted in Nature ~ Happy Birthday

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In among all the holiday celebrations there are birthdays – tomorrow would have been my dear Pop’s 90th – so I am commemorating with a card for the fellas today.

The Rooted in Nature stamp set paired with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder is a perfect combination ~ add some Early Expresso and throw in a little Pumpkin Pie….. and I think it really works for the guys!

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To Every Season ~ Thanksgiving Card

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We will be celebrating Thanksgiving here  in the US in the coming days, as an ex-pat Brit – it is not a holiday that we were familiar with when we came to the US in 2001.  Since that time we have celebrated the holiday with our friends here and certainly enjoy the traditions and food linked to the holiday.

So today is has a thanksgiving flavor but would also be perfect as a birthday or an all occasion card.  The To every Season Stamp Set and coordination Every Season Punch Pack

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Wonderfully Wicked ~ Storybook Fancy Fold

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Happy Halloween!  hard to believe we are at that time of year again – later today we will have the ‘littlies’ come knocking at the door to collect their candy (sweeties)  We just love to see them in their costumes.  It is due to be a cold evening so we shall be wrapped up ourselves waiting for them to come by.

So here is my final Halloween card for 2019 using the Storybook fun fold paired with some of the Monster Bash Suite of products from the 2019 Holiday catalog and a video to show how everything goes together.

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Harvest Hello – Autumn Card

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I think it is safe to say that autumn has finally arrived in North Texas, we had a cold front come thru late last Tuesday which plummeted our daytime temp from mid 90’s down to the mid 40’s! and we had 1/2 of rain!

Today’s card features  a quintessential symbol of autumn – the pumpkin, the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set has a coordinating Apple Builder Punch which is just perfect for creating pumpkins.  I chose to use the ‘Hey There Pumpkin’ greeting  – there are several in the set to choose from although I feel ‘Hey there…’  would be great for a birthday card, maybe a ‘just because’ card.

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Magnolia Blooms 4 Panel Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I wanted to try a fancy fold called the 4 panel card – I checked out ideas on the internet and came across some lovely samples but they were all started with a 12 x 12 piece of card.  I have some colors in this size card stock but I have a much better choice of colors in the regular letter size of 11 x 8 1/2.  So I had a footle around with some copy paper and came up with a design using this size card.

I chose to use a couple of stamp sets on this card – Magnolia Blooms and Artisan Textures.  As you will see in the video I also a took some ‘greeting’ stamps the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set.

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