Quick and Easy Card made with Scraps

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HIghland Heather has featured a lot in my designs recently, I think it is because it is a nice springtime color and after the awful winter storm we had 4 weeks ago in North Texas I am in need of a little Spring!

Today’s card started out with a couple of 2 x 2 scraps of the True Love Designer Series Paper, I hate to waste scraps and they make a really great focal point!

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Super Soft Quick Floral Celebration Card

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A couple of weeks ago I participated in a scrapbook blog hop, we had a free hand for the theme and I chose to do one for FAMILY. It was a cold and damp day when I designed the page and made me wish for spring so I pulled out some soft spring colors and the DistINKtive style Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set.

I just loved that page when it was finished, so decided to use the same design and colors, and that is what I am sharing today, it also shows scrapbook pages can inspire cards and vice versa!

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Dragonfly ‘Friend’ Card Idea

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On January 5th we will have a new mini catalog with lots of loverly goodies to help our creative juices. Those who have shopped for their goodies with me over the past year will have already received their copy of the new ‘mini’ as well as the Sale-a-bration brochure – tune in on Tuesday for some more information!

Today’s card is a ‘sneak peak’ of the new Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set – it has a coordinating Dragonflies Punch which I have used along with some ink and paper!

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Sweet and Simple Inspirational Card

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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.

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Field of Flowers ~ Sweet and Simple Card

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From time to time I set myself a challenge to use paper and ink, one embellishment and one tool. Today is one of those days, the card is very straightforward but has as much impact as it would if I had used ‘the whole store’ to create it 🙂 #simplestamping

I just love the big “always” in the Field of Flowers Stamp Set – which also has a number of additional phrases to meet the most occasions. Today I have chosen to use the ‘thinking of you’ to finish my card.

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Blossoms in Bloom ~ Cinnamon Cider with Flirty Flamingo

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Happy August!  

You know Stampin’ UP! has 50 different choices in their current color families, one might say we were spoilt for choice!  Rather than resort to my ribbon drawer for inspiration today, I stared at my paper rack and decided on Flirty Flamingo to start then looked for a neutral, Early Expresso and Crumb Cake came to mind, then I spied one of the new in-colors, Cinnamon Cider!  They went together perfectly!

I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set along with my Stamparatus, as the main stamp is quite large and so much easier to handle with the Stamparatus.

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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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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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To Every Season ~ Halloween Sweet & Simple Card

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Have you seen the To Every Season stamp set on Page 51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog? It has stamps and greetings for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine ~ how useful is that?  Not only that – there is a coordinating Every Season Punch Pack  and I just love punches.

So here we are a third of the way thru October!………..time to create Halloween card using this versatile set.

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