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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Rooted in Nature, Panel Card for Guys

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Today’s card is one of those where I had some small pieces of Designer Series Paper so pulled out some coordinating card to create layers and build a panel card.

I love this method of card making – it brings in lots of dimension and texture which is my style.  I decided to turn this into a guy card – but to be honest if I had flipped the DSP over and use the other flowery side it would work for a female card as well.

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Super Feminine – Power of Hope Card

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The Power of Hope Stamp Set is one of the sets available for FREE during Sale-a-bration, I used it for today’s ultra feminine card, this set has some very pretty images as well as some inspirational greetings that are perfect for that ‘just because’ card we might sent when we are thinking of someone who would just love to know we are thinking of them.

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Welcome to the Team – Thoughtful Blooms Card

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A couple of weeks ago I had one of my lovely customers decide to join my team as a hobby demo – so she could take advantage of the discount when buying her goodies – I wanted to give her a personal thank you for making that decision and gave her a package of goodies along with a hand-made card!

Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to join Stampin’ UP! as a demonstrator, there are extra goodies offered as well as the usual great deal of choosing $125 worth of any goodies in the the catalogs for just $99.  When I joined around 9 1/2 years ago it was one of the best decisions I have ever  made (after marrying my husband, of course 🙂 )  If you scroll down the post a little further there is a link that will take you straight to more details.

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