Forever Greenery Three Block Pop-Up Card – Video Tutorial

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Today I have a really lovely fun fold – it is so impressive but surprisingly easy to make, I have made a video tutorial to help you make one as well.

This fun fold is quite popular but most of the examples I found used 12 x 12 card and needed a custom envelope, which here in the US would have required additional postage – so I footled around to design one that uses a sheet of 11 x 8 1/2 and will fit into the regular 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop working with Vellum

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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 Gez’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is to share what you are working on~ so I have been working with Vellum Cardstock.

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Many Layered Blossoms Dies – Video Tutorial

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On page 174 of the 2020 Annual Catalog are a set of dies that produces the most stunning effect.  The Many Layered Blossoms Dies along with some Copper Foil and Adhesive Sheets allowed me to create this beautiful card.

I used Grey Granite  for my original sample, my husband’s  choice ~  I use Basic Black in my video to which produced a more dramatic effect. While I did a tiny bit of stamping with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set I think I could have got away without any stampin’ at all!

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Monochrome Forever Fern ~ Inspirational Card

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I shared earlier this week that the 1/4 Grey Granite Shimmer Ribbon is a firm favorite – it goes with just about everything.  I have also said in the past that my ribbon drawer is often the inspiration for some of my designs, so it goes without saying that my favorite ribbon would start the ball rolling on a card….. and so here it is!

I chose the Forever Fern Bundle, which has the Forever Fern Stamp Set and the Forever Flourishing Dies.   If you are looking for an all occasion bundle then this is the one for you – it has the DistINKtive style of stamps which gives your images depths of color by just stamping once!

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Tasteful Touches ~ Masking and Watercoloring Video

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We have gone soft and subtle today, the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is just packed full of beautiful visual textures that makes great backgrounds for your cards.  I have paired this with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Grey Granite ink and ribbon.

To build on the softness I chose to use a  watercoloring and masking technique to use the beautiful ‘peony’ looking flower and soft and ‘floaty’ sort of leaves in the stamp set along with a greeting that would be about perfect for any occasion.

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Introducing Magenta Madness with an Inspirational Card

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Oh my gosh – Magenta Madness certainly packs some WOW factor!  I have to say that I was a bit doubtful of using all this color for my card today, don’t get me wrong – I love the color  – but have paired it with Smoky Slate to give a bit of  neutral support.

The Forever Fern Stamp Set has been so very popular since its debut at the beginning of June, it is part of the Forever Greenery Suite which invokes thoughts of lush greens – but I have taken the liberty of using Magenta Madness – ‘cos not all leaves have to be green, do they?

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Misty Moonlight Monochrome – Sweet and Simple Panel Card

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When Stampin’ UP! gave us a heads up on the new 2020 – 2022 In-colors I knew that Misty Moonlight would be my favorite!  For a start off its blue ~ I love blue, next it is a nice soft medium dark blue – which works in so well with the other blues in the SU family.

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool  – which is my Paper Trimmer. 

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Positive Thoughts – inspired by a scarf!

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Welcome to June! I often share where my inspiration comes from – today my color combination is from a scarf  I wear as an accent during the winter months (too hot to wear scarves during North Texas summer months) I was putting it on one day and recognized Petal Pink then Smoky Slate and so today’s card was born!

I have used a  very simple, asymmetric, fold that showcases the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set along with the stunning Petal Pink Organdy Stripped Ribbon which made me fall in love with Petal Pink in the first place!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ New Catalog Sneak Peak

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  Dana’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is NEW CATALOG SNEAK PEAK ~ where we are sharing some of the new products from Stampin’ UP!’s 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog.

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Share Sunshine ~ Day of Service Craft Project

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On May 21st Stampin’ UP! held a Day of Service and invited as many people to join in with them as could get onto  the facebook page.  They provided instructions with a template and used the  Share Sunshine PDF – which is stuffed full of greetings reflecting encouraging sayings perfect for lifting the spirits of folks while we are coping with the restrictions to keep us all safe during the terrible COVID 19 pandemic.  You can still purchase the Share Sunshine, it will be available until June 2nd  ~ ALL proceeds go to a COVID 19 fund!!  So far they have raised over $200,000!!!

I made 20 cards from the supplies – all of them different,  using the Woven Threads DSP, lots of embellishments and some punches.  They have all now been distributed to customers and friends.:-) #ShareSunshine

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