Fond Farewell ~Vertical Greetings Birthday

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Vertical Greetings Stamp Set ~ along with a little help from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set (which is not retiring ) some Pool Party Card and a slightly different fold.

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Fond Farewell ~ One for All and Share What You Love DSP

We are in the last couple of weeks for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

This card has a fun fold and featured in my November On-Line Class to Go so has a video to go along with it!  The All for One Stamp Set and Love What You DSP is about to retire at then end of May – so if this is on your wish list you will want to scroll down this post for the link to my on-line store!

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Vibrant Vases Fun Fold

Today’s card was made using my Stampartus along with the the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set.  This set has lots of vase and flower images so you can build up a really decorative panel for your card – which is an off-set Z fold.

I have no idea where the color combination came from other than I glanced down at some scraps on my work bench and Cajan Craze and Petal Pink were just lying there left over from previous projects ~ they just seemed ‘right’ and I went with it!

Remember we only have 5 more days before Sale-a-Bration is over for another year – please go ahead on place your order today – there are links below to my on-line store, I would so appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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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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Pop of Petals Side Step Fold – Video Tutorial

I just love this card – it has flowers, it has pink, it has lace and it has sparkle – all my favorites in one tidy package.

The sidestep fold is very impressive looking but is easy to do if you have a good paper trimmer with a scoring blade as well as cutting blade – which is exactly what the Stampin Trimmer is!  The fold also gives you lots of surfaces to decorate which is how I have managed to get all my favorites in 🙂  Continue reading

Healing Hugs Get Well

Most  of us would really rather not  make get well cards (cos’ it means someone is not well) but isn’t it wonderful that when the need arises we have the perfect stamp set to make one with ~ the  Healing Hugs Stamp Set is that perfect set and it even has the perfect name to get your message across.

Heads Up – if you order it today you will get 10% off the regular price – click here to see

Once again my colors were decided by my ribbon drawer – it is one of my main sources of color inspiration!

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Rooted in Nature Waterfall Card & Video Tutorial

At the end of October I shared a Halloween card we made in my monthly card class using the Waterfall Fold and promised to share a video – today I make good on that promise.

Plus I am doubling up and making it a guy card as well!  I figure the fellas in my life would get a kick out of the mechanism that makes the waterfall work!

Once again I have fallen back on the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set – it is just so perfect for the fellas but I need to think of a way to make a more feminine card with it ~ well that has set me a challenge hasn’t it?

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Happy Halloween ~ waterfall card

Happy Halloween Everyone ~ we are due rain later today which might just put a bit of a damper for the trick and treaters this evening.  But I have the sweeties (candy) ready plus my witch’s broom and hat that I put just outside the door to show the ‘Witch is IN!’ (seriously I do have them)

Today’s card is one we made during my September card class and is a waterfall card – I will have a video ready soon on my method for making them – so watch this space 🙂

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Pop of Petals and Thankful Thoughts

I have become addicted to cards with a Z fold of some kind, this must be the 8th or 9th one I have created in the last couple of months!  This one is in landscape format and I used the Pop of Petals Stamp Set to create my own Designer Series Paper.

I really love the clean lines and fresh colors of this card, but it would work in just about any color combination you can think of – why not give it a go and create your own DSP!

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2018 Holiday Catalog – Joyous Noel Suite

We are just coming up to the end of the first month for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I am not sure if you are ready to start your Christmas cards just yet but the Joyous Noel Suite on pages 28 and 29 is a really good place to start.  A lovely stamp set, decorative paper, embellishments, glimmer paper and the cute Sprig Punch.

Today’s card uses 4 of these new goodies in traditional Christmas/Holiday colors and a slightly ‘untraditional’ fold.

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