Artfully Layered Tropical Birthday Card Idea

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Well, I know we are in the early part of autumn and I love autumnal colors, but I don’t want to get tooooo lost in them, so today’s card is a combination I have a real love for at the moment ~ Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party. Both of these colors have very tropical sounding names so I have paired them with the Artfully Layered Stamp set as that leaf certainly reminds me of palm trees!

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Split Card Textures Friendship Card Video Tuorial

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Today I have a bit of a shabby chic/vintage feel to my card, I have used the Split Card Texture Dies to create a stencil then broke out the Blending Brushes and got to work with some Soft Suede Ink. I did not set out to create shabby chic, but the colors then using Distress Gold Specialty Paper kinda turned it into one! Go with the flow I say!

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Snorkeling Hippo ~ Sale-a-bration

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I just love this little guy! I have made quite a few cards using the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippo Dies – and I think this is my favorite! I can certainly see this as a great card for littlies in our lives.

The Stamp Set and Dies are 2 of the free exclusive items currently available during Sale-a-bration. Today’s card uses both of them on a cute little inspirational card. Click here for more info on Sale-a-bration

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Stampin’ UP! Sending Smiles ~ Birthday Wishes Video Tutorial

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Sometimes we need to be able to make a card quickly but still want it to be a fantastic creation to send. Using different layers of card can give the pizzazz we are looking for to impress. Today’s card takes about 10 – 12 mins to make, with the layers and a little embossing to give plenty of impact. Just to show how quick and easy it is to make I have a video to share.

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