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More Eastern Beauty…………

The two cards I decided to share today shows of even more of the Eastern Palace suite of products.  The opportunities are practically endless and it is so difficult to just pick one or two examples – so I am going to run with some today and then a couple more next week.

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Red White and Blue Eastern Beauty ~ video tutorial

Back in early May, Stampin’ Up! did an early release on one of the new bundles from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalog.  The Eastern Beauty Bundle included the stamp set, coordinating thinlet dies, card and ink pads in three of the new in-colors.  Needless to say I, like many other demonstrators fell on this set – it is beautiful and so very versatile and the rich tones of the new colors were a perfect foil for the stamps.  I have some I will be sharing in the coming days.

I was planning to make some cards for July 4th and the stamp set was sitting on my workbench so I picked it up with some Real Red and Night of Navy ink and this was the result!
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Grown with Love ~ Stampin’ Up!

Flowers are my weakness, I am always drawn to those stamp sets with flowers, but as I explained in a post the other day – I ration myself otherwise I would have nothing but flowers in my stash.  So when I ordered a set the other week I deliberately chose a set that had flowers but other things as well – Grown with Love has a little cart, flower-pot and watering can as well as flowers and best yet it has coordinating dies which make it a snap to cut everything out with my Big Shot. Continue reading

More Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards with the two-step stampin’ technique using the  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ stamp set.  I have a couple of cards today that uses the same stamp set using  ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  Continue reading

Eastern Palace Suite ~ new early release products from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! knows that we all love a little something early, and while the full Annual Catalogue is still a month away, the stunning and versatile  new Eastern Palace suite has been released early!

Starting today, you are able to buy either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle of goodies. Continue reading

Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Two-step stampin’ is a really great technique and there are a number of stamp sets in the SU catalog that have been designed especially for this.  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ is one of them.   You can use the outline stamp then a ‘filler’ one to give a crisp image or use both ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  I have two examples to share today. Continue reading

Stacks and Splits ~ Fun Card Designs

Creating a card with a unique design or focal point isn’t always an easy task, but that’s where this tutorial comes to your rescue!  All six of the cards feature a simple layout, but they each have at least one impressive design element that’s either stacked or split.  Best of all . . . the cards are really easy to make!


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Card Challenge and new Sale-a-bration goodies!!


Earlier this  month I shared Craft Project Central’s ‘Creating Pretty Cards #68, where one of the designers for February (Monika Davis) designed a card sketch as an inspiration and  challenge for card crafters to create and share their creations (CDC offers prizes for winners 🙂 )

At the time I did not share mine as I was saving it for the launch of some new Sale-a-bration exclusive product, available until March 31st with a $50 product order.

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Grateful Bunch Birthday ~ Stampin’ Up! products

I  have really lovely customers who come to my classes and stamp camps and shop for their Stampin’ Up! products with me.  I like to celebrate their birthdays by sending a handmade card.

My recent cards have featured the 2016 – 2018 In-Colors as well as the Grateful Bunch Stamp set and Stylized Birthday Stamp. Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas, here is one that I send out for today.

I guess I am a little late posting this today 🙂  but a least it is still Valentine’s Day !

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