Field of Flowers ~ Always …

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If you are looking for a really versatile stamp set you cannot go wrong with  Field of Flowers, I just love the big ‘ALWAYS…..” then to use one of the other greetings to personalize your exact sentiment.  There are 7 of them – Thinking of You, In my Heart, My Friend, Love, to name a few.  I chose to use ‘my friend’ on the inside of this card.

There is  the coordinating Confetti Flowers Border Punch, which I used to decorate the bottom edge of my card today. …….. and guess what ? this stamp set and punch are available as a 10% off bundle!

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Top o’ the Mornin’ To Ya!

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Wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day with a punch art shamrock – which is so very easy to do with a couple of the heart dies from the Stitched Be Mine Dies.

I also used the opportunity to use one of the new embossing folders that will be available April 1st – as a demonstrator I get to pre-order certain items – the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder is so very pretty I had to share it as soon as possible.

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Power of Hope, Oriental Style Heat Embossed Card

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When I saw the Power of Hope Bundle ~  one of the FREE Sale-a-bration gifts I just knew that I had to create today’s card. The bundle has the Power of Hope Stamp Set and the Stone 3D embossing folder and they really compliment one another. (see below how you can get this bundle for free)

The stamp set has a very strong oriental theme so, black and red are the perfect color combination with some beautiful gold embossing.

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Cheers to the New Year

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Gosh, the last day of the year and the decade! Cannot believe that tomorrow we will be in the Twenties ~ will they be roaring like the last century’s were? Today’s card is perfect for a New Years celebration but it would also be great for an anniversary, graduation, engagement, wedding … lots of possibilites!

So to all my readers, customers, friends and family, near and far. I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Let’s ring in the new decade with hope and an open heart. Wish each other well and mean it. Help those who need it and accept help when offered. Let’s make it an amazing 2020!!!

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Let’s Celebrate ~ For the Love of Felt

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So I have to confess and tell you today’s card is made with a stamp set that I ordered in error – I think I must have either misread the catalog number or twisted a couple of digits around!

For the Love of Felt Stamp Set was designed to be part of the For the Love of Felt Project kit, a fun kit with felt embellishments and other supplies to make 12 cards and a cute presentation box. ( I have added a link to the kit below in case you are interested!)

I guess I could have returned the set but I decided to make it work for me and came up with the following design……………..

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Time for Occasions Catalog 2019

So yesterday I shared the new Sale-abration goodies you can collect when you place an order for at least $50 of Stampin’ Up! product.  You can choose to purchase anything from the annual catalog, clearance rack or the new 2019 Occasions Catalog which has lots of spring and summer themed products, Valentine, Mothers Day and Father’s Day – just so very much to choose from!

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Perennial Birthday Fancy Fold

I cannot believe it is a month since I was in Orlando Florida at Stampin’ UP!’s annual get-together for demonstators, celebrating our 30th anniversary,  Where did that month go?

One of the traditions of our OnStage event is to make cards and swap with other talented demonstrators – so to give us a little break from Christmas themes I though I would share my swap, the theme being ‘Celebration’.  There is a perfect ‘celebration’ greeting in the Perennial Birthday Stamp set and as I was going to make quite a few cards I used the image stamps to create my own decorative paper.

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Black Ice Technique with Video Tutorial

Time to share a technique ~ Black Ice.  It creates a great focal point to a card with a really unusual finish.  As this is an embossing technique it also gave me a chance to pull out my Heat Gun which has been sadly neglected for a while 🙂

Looking at the color combination I think this would make for a great card for the guys in our lives and the second sample with a little flower and bow would be great for a feminine card.

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