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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2020 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration has Started!!

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The 2020 Mini Catalog went live on January 4th as well as Sale-a-bration.

So what is Sale-a-bration??    It is a great way to get FREE stuff ~ for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! goodies (exc shipping and tax)  – either from the Annual Catalog or the 2020 Mini  Catalog or even the Clearance Rack; you can choose a  Sale-a-bration catalog item and there are 12 different items to choose from ~ you can collect as many in one order as you want.

As a demonstrator I was able to place my order in December so I was able to get my hands on some of the free products ahead of time.  There are a couple of links to the right to get to both the new catalogs, if would like your own copies, click here  and I will send you them for FREE!

I made today’s card with one of those sets…..The Gang’s All Meer ~ the cutest set with Meerkats!!

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Christmastime is Here – still available

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The Christmastime is Here bundle was launched on November 1st with just lovely papers and embellishments – it is available while stocks last – well guess what? these items are still available!

I am sharing the card I made and sent to all my lovely customers using the Christmas Rose Stamp Set, the Roses Dies, Specialty DSP and 1/4″ Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  Although this is a Christmas card the products lend themselves to other occasions simply by changing out the greeting.

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Perfectly Plaid Magic Slider Card ~ Video Tutorial

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A little bit of Christmas magic for today’s card, a fun fold slider card that reveals its little secret when you pull the tab on the top.  This has a regular card base for writing your message and will fit into a regular envelope, the slider is the embellishment on the front.

I used the Christmas Gleaming and Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Sets, then used Gold Foil and Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to pick out the gold foil in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  As is often the case with fancy fold cards the supply list is quite long but oh so worth it! 🙂

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Stamparatus with Budding Borders Thank You

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Every month I send a thank you card to all the wonderful customers who have shopped for their Stampin’ UP! supplies with me, either in person at classes and workshops or thru my on-line store ~ I am so grateful to you all…………. and you know who you are 🙂

My August card featured the  Budding Borders Stamp Set along with my Stamparatus which made my cards very quick to line up and get a good stampin’ finish.

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Crumb Cake and Good Morning Magnolia

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Today’s card is a very simple design – using the beautiful Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  I try to use just one stamp set on a card and I particularly liked that this set has 3 great greetings that will fit into the punch I wanted to use as well as smaller flowers and leaves for decorating my envelope and the inside of the card.

I chose to use the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment, perfect for almost any occasion, the ‘hello’ sentiment would be perfect for a birthday and the ‘thank you’……. just speaks for itself 🙂

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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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Stamparatus Technique ~ Wreath Video Tutorial

This is the 8th in my series using the Stamparatus by Stampin’ UP!  The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’

I am using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set for this technique as I find it I get a better result  if I have a lot of smaller images rather than a few larger ones.  It also gives me the chance to use lots of different ink colors as well.

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Stamparatus Technique ~ Set Back Stampin’ Video Tutorial

It is a while since I shared a technique using the Stamparatus and today I have one called Set Back Stampin’ using the Petal Palette Stamp set with the coordinating Petals and More Thinlet Dies.

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show.

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Poppy Parade, Crackle Paint ~ Just a Note…..

Sometimes you just need a card so you can send a message, nothing specific but just a note.  It could say thinking of you inside or thank you, speedy recovery ~ I guess just about anything that will make someone’s day when they open the envelope.

The Crafting Forever stamp set has a stamp with just 3 pens and I love it, I have paired it with the Crackle Paint Background Stamp then rooted around in my stash to find the “Just a Note…. greeting which is from one of the Saleabration sets (now no longer available 😦 )

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