Another Easy Z-Fold Card Idea

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Today’s card is probably the most versatile one I have ever put together! I think it would work great for the fellas in our lives, sympathy, get well, thinking of you, a ‘just because’ sort of card – just about anything – don’t you agree?

The images and greeting is from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and I used the coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies to cut the little gold leaf accent.

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Beautiful Pansies Gift Bag and Card Ideas

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If you follow my blog regularly you will know that I love flowers, they are always the first things I think of when making a card or designing a scrapbook layout. So it will not surprise you that as I write this I am waiting on the delivery of the Pansy Petals Suite from the new 2021 -2022 Stampin’ UP! Catalog – this is simply full of flowers and I am counting the days until it arrives!

I have this great video from Stampin’ UP! to share today which gives you a taste of what this great suite includes – I am sure you will love it too and add it to your next order 🙂

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Patchwork Technique – Congratulations Card

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I am not entirely sure what to call the technique used on today’s card, so I have dubbed it a ‘Patchwork’ Technique. I wanted to use the Messages Dies in a different way and when I finished it looked like a patchwork!

The Many Messages Stamp Set with the coordinating Messages Dies are one of the most popular in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog – and I can understand why – it allows you to create multiple greetings in one go, either use them all at once or keep a little stash if you need to quickly create a card.

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New Stampin UP Catalog is live + super elegant card idea

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Yesterday the new Stampin’ UP! catalog was launched with new papers, inks, stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments and tools. As a demonstrator I get to order products a month before they launch and so if you scroll down a little you will see my first card – using the brand new Elegantly Said Bundle! If you click here it will take you to the link so you can check out the new catalog on line!

Also starting yesterday is a new joining offer, JOIN + as I said one of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting your hands on the new catalog and pre-ording goodies a month before launch – click here to see more details of the offer and benefits of becoming a member of my team.

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Quick and Easy Z-fun fold card Idea

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I do love a fun fold and the quicker and easier the better! Today I have used a very simple Z fold and paired Pool Party with Rich Razzleberry, which I think is a great combination.

Today is the last day for the 2020 – 2021 Stampin UP! catalog – although all the products (with the exception of the Classic Label Punch ) I am using today are carrying over you might just have something on your wish list that will be here today but gone tomorrow!

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For the Love of Leaves Friendship Card Idea

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This card was inspired by my Stampin’ UP! mum, Jackie Ross. It uses the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies. It is a great way to use your Designer Series Paper – I just love it and have a tendency to hoard it if I am not careful! You can get 4 pieces from a piece of 6 x 6 paper or 16 from a 12 x 12 piece – so imagine having one design and being able to create a bunch of cards for your stash!

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Hummingbird Thinking of You Card Idea

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I made this card a few months ago using one of the Saleabration Stamp Sets, A Touch of Ink. While it is no longer available I thought I would still share it as I really like the layout which would lend itself to a stamp set you might have in your stash.

Soft Suede is a great neutral base color and can be paired with almost any of the colors in the Stampin’ UP! family, I added a strip of Scalloped Lace Trim to boost up the femininity but if you change out the Rococo Rose card for a more masculine color and drop the lace it would make a great guy card as well.

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Quick and Pretty Feminine Thank You Card

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Every year Stampin’ UP! has a new annual catalog with lots of new products and colors. So when we have some new stuff we say goodbye to some favorites. I have loved the Path of Petals Stamp Set, it has dainty flower images and a range of great greeting suitable for weddings, inspirational, thank you thru to sympathy.

This is a very quick card to make simple using card, stamps and ink. I chose Petal Pink and Early Expresso for my colors, mainly because I wanted to use that ‘oh so pretty’ Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. It is not too late for you to add this stamp set to your order – it will be available until May 3rd!

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Hot Air Balloon – Guy themed card

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Cajun Craze is a color I seem to forget until Autumn, but it is a great color for masculine cards, especially if you pair it with Sahara Sand and Early Expresso! If you are regular reader of my blog you will know that I struggle with guy themed card but it you have the right stamp set and the right colors they are a lot easier to make. 🙂

I shall be so sorry to see the Soar Confidently Stamp Set retire but it will be available until June 30th – so you can still add it to your order!

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Just Wanted to Say Card and Video Tutorial

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Well, tax season 21 is now in the books and I have the next 8 1/2 months to devote to my papercrafting 🙂 Don’t get me wrong – I love working with my tax clients but it is so intense I am glad when it is over!

Todays card is using the Wild Roses Background Stamp which is just perfect for my Stamparatus, along with the Floral Gallery Dies to create this 3D lettering with Foam Adhesive Sheets.

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