Fond Farewell ~ Beautifully Braided Friendship Card

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This is the time of year we say a fond farewell to some of the products from the SU catalog.  Today’s card features the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set and the Glitter Enamel Dots that are available until June 2nd (while stocks last)

The colors were chosen for me – I have been looking for inspiration and one of the Facebook pages I follow put up a color challenge, such bright springtime colors ~ so alI  I had to do was to think of a design. I liked this card so much that I sent this to one of my niece’s in the UK for her birthday.

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Floral Essence and Mint Macaron

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Mint Macaron has been one of my go to colors since it was released as an In-color a few years back, when it was due to retire as an incolor I hoarded some card as well as the ink pad and refill, using it sparingly for special occasions!  So when it was re-introduced as a part of the Subtles family of colors I was beside myself with joy!

So today’s card just uses Mint Macaron with a little Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I also broke out my Sponge Brayer – it is some time since that saw the light of day!

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Beautiful Friendship with some ‘block’ stampin’ ~ Video Tutorial

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Today’s card was inspired by my dear friend, Elly, of Ellymentry Papercrafting, in the UK.  She did her first facebook live a couple of weeks ago and created a card using a stamp to build up a trellis for her flowers.  Well I did not have that stamp  so set about working out how I could stamp some thin lines – and viola – it came to me in a flash……… the side edge of an acrylic block would be just perfect!

I used the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set and three ink colors, that’s it so I am going to consider this another of my Sweet and Simple Challenge cards (Click here for more info) Scroll a little further down and you will see my ‘accidental’ stepped up version!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ 2020 Mini Catalog

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  Sue’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is to use products from the 2020 Mini Catalog.  So I have chosen Layered with Kindness Stamp Set with the co-ordinating  Label Me Lovely Punch

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Color Challenge!

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 Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME! This month is a Color Challenge!

We have to choose 3 of the following 5 colors to create our project:

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Free as a Bird, Blender Pens and Monster Bash DSP.

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Today’s card comes with a video sharing a technique using Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils.  I made the card for a friend of mine who celebrated a birthday in August.

A perk of being a demonstrator is being about to get my hands on goodies about a month before the 2019 Holiday Catalog goes live and I had just received a delivery from Stampin’ UP! with my pre-order .  One of the new Halloween Designer Series Papers – Monster Bash –  has a strong Halloween theme BUT if you flip the paper over it has more general theme – perfect for a bunch of other occasions – so that was the starting point for this card, which you might not have thought would have gone with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set.

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Friends Forever ~ Happy Tails from Stampin’ UP!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

We were away on holiday (vacation) last week and our dear, sweet puppies, Daisy Mae and CiCi went to stay with some friends – who spoiled them rotten I am sure!  But I did so miss them and their little ways.  Needless to say when we got home they gave us a wonderful welcome – then Daisy Mae promptly gave us the ‘cold shoulder’ as punishment for leaving her!

So our ‘girls’ are our friends forever and today’s card is just for them with a lovely doggie theme from the Happy Tails Stamp set

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Watercolor Lovely Lattice ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

The colors I choose to use in my cards often starts in my ribbon drawer – I love to use it in my projects so it makes sense to start there!  For today’s card my eye was drawn to the 3/8 Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon so Pool Party is the main color for my card and the water coloring on the Lovely Lattice stamp set which is my focal point and I got for FREE.

I  think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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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