Waterfall Double Gatefold Card using free Beautifully Penned DSP

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At the moment Stampin’ UP! is in the last 3 weeks of Sale-a-bration where you can choose exclusive free products when you place a product order of at least $50. Today’s card features the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper and by using it to create this fun fold we can see both sides of the paper!

I have paired this with the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch, however there is not strawberry in sight – just to show you how versatile this bundle is…. oh and there is a video – so read on……………………..

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Slimline Tri-Fold Birthday Card

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Today’s card was made for a very special friend, another UK ex-pat who I have known long before we both moved to the US. I was unable to visit her for 3 years, but this year I got to celebrate her birthday with her in PA – so naturally an extra-special card was needed!

I used a number of different techniques, sponging, embossing, die-cutting as well as some of the particularly luxurious materials , such as Gold Foil, Shimmer Vellum and Gilded Leaf embellishment

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Cute Turtle Friends Card Idea

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Looking back over my last few posts I see a lot of floral cards – I admit flowers are one of my weaknesses and I am so drawn to stamp sets and decorative paper with them on, so today I am going in another direction by turning to turtles!

The Turtle Friends Bundle is beyond cute, made up from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set with the coordinating Turtle Punch. I bought it with children’s cards in mind but I think it will work for any ‘young at heart’ adult!

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Christmas In July ~ 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 Libby’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month our theme is Christmas in July! I must say thinking of Christmas at this time of year is a bit of a challenge as we are dealing with temperature hovering in the high 90’s here in North Texas!!

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Elegant Multipanel Pop-out, Fancy Fold Card

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One of the most stunning set of decorative papers in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog is the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has beautiful neutrals which are the backdrop to silver, gold and copper gilding. Rather than using just one of the designs I looked for a fancy fold card where I could display as many of the different designs as possible and that is the card I share today.

I used the other coordinating products for this paper, the Elegantly Said Stamp Set and Elegant Tag Punch. I also chose to use Basic Gray and Gray Granite Card as a background.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – July Showcase

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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 Laura’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Pansy Stamps and Dies – hints and tips

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One of the new stamp set and die bundles in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is the Pansy Patch Bundle. It has the most lifelike and beautiful pansies that can be stamped by themselves or cut with the dies or indeed to cut out the separate pieces and assemble a beautiful flower.

At first this bundle might seem a little complex but it really is not and the intention of this post with the video tutorial is to introduce them and give you some hints and tips on using them – and you will be creating beautiful cards with them in no time 🙂

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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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