Peaceful Place ~ Layered Panel Card Technique

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Stampin’ UP! has so many beautiful decorative papers available to us papercrafters. The Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Paper has some really stunning images that just cry out to be the center piece of your Christmas Cards.

As I explain in the video, there is one design in the pack that has the same image 4 times on one sheet of 12 x 12, creating a sheet 6 x 6 which I was not sure what to do with. I decided to use it to create 2 cards using a technique I call a Layered Panel – this post explains how I work out the cutting and sizes of layers to create 2 different layouts.

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Butterflies and Feathers – Thank You Card

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I have used the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set a lot, I love the different images and it has some pretty greetings as well. I like to think out of the box for my color combinations, sometimes it is inspired by ribbon, decorative paper or scraps I find on my work station that just ‘look’ interesting and appealing. So that is how the Misty Moonlight and Mint Macaron used today came into being – scraps waiting to be tidied away 🙂

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Pretty Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card Idea

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When Stampin’ UP! announced it was introducing the Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) into its paper crafting tools I was sooooo excited, I was even more excited when I was offered the opportunity to be part of the design ‘team’ during the development phases. Since its release I have used it so much and have a series of videos sharing various techniques for this ‘oh so handy’ tool.

Today’s card is a simple one but has a few techniques, including the Stamparatus, creating greeting banners without punches or dies and a pretty bow tied with the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. Read on to find the links to each of these…………….

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Delicate Dalias – DistINKtive Stamps

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Just 11 more days for you to take part in Stampin UP!’s Sale-a-bration – an opportunity to earn free products when you place an order before September 30th! I have been sharing projects I have made with the free products to give you some inspiration, today I have 3 cards to share using the oh so pretty Delicate Dalias Stamp Set, showing 3 different effects of using this lovely DistINKtive 2 step Stampin set.

There are several easy and effective techniques on these cards, masking, 2-step stampin’, and sponging using daubers – see if you can find them 🙂

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Easy, Pansy Petals ‘Hello Friend’ Card Idea

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I have shared the Pansy Petals Suite before, I love it with all the beautiful pansies. The Designer Series Paper is really spectacular and to ensure its beauty I made it the main part of my card.

I paired the paper with the coordinating Pansy Patch Stamp Set along with the greeting from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set. Each month I send a thank you card to everyone who shops with me for the Stampin’ UP! goodies, and this is the one I made for my June customers.

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Quick Pansy Notecard with cute Butterfly

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I have a great fondness for the packs of Note Cards and Envelopes, they are available in Basic White and Very Vanilla and you get 20 for just $7. I like them because they are all cut to size and scored – ready to fold in half and decorate making for a quick and easy start to my card making.

I used the Basic White Note cards for today’s card, I made some to send to my lovely May customers who shopped for their SU goodies with me and also as a ‘make and take’ for my recent catalog launch. I wanted to use the card as a little showcase for a few of the new products and colors.

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Product Spotlight ~ Stampin Spots

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Tucked away on page 129 of the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is a little hidden gem – Uninked Stampin Spots – these little treasures allow you to make your own small ink pads using the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.

I was asked about them the other day, how do they work? Well today’s post I am sharing how I add the ink, how I label and store them, as well as a few tips on how to use them……… and there is a video as pictures can work far better than simply words!

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Super Simple Elegant Birthday Card

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Today’s card is very quick and easy using the Elegantly Said Stamp Set along with the stunning beautiful Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper, which has all the bling I need ~ copper, gold and silver foil on a black background.

I simply cut the paper with my paper trimmer, added some Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Matte Black Dots, a little stamping and the card is complete, sometimes less is simply more!

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