Cuckoo for You

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

How do you feel about interactive cards?  I think they are great, especially if you can make them for children and particularly for the fellas in our lives – they do like something ‘mechanical’ or at least my fella does!

Admittedly there is some extra work need to make them but when you have the Cuckoo for You Bundle – well it just makes it so gosh darn easy!  Today I am sharing a video from Stampin’ UP! that shows you how to use this bundle to create a great card….. I am thinking that this could also make a simply perfect Christmas card as well!

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Heat Embossing Technique with Magnolia Blooms and Treat Bags

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

What better way to say happy birthday, congratulations, or thank you than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in this versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

I have used this beautiful set to demonstrate heat embossing, how to use your Shimmer Paint AND how to use the Copper Dotted Treat bags as a decoration on your cards.

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Woven Heirlooms ~ Vintage Anniversary Card.

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

I created today’s card for my brother and sister-in-laws 23rd wedding anniversary -with the  Woven Heirlooms  Stamp Set and the coordinating Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders.

I have tried to give the card a vintage look, Roccoco Rose and Sahara Sand and the 4 texture stamps in the set has some pretty curly shapes which are perfect for vintage along with some sponging and Basic Jewel Pearls.

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Using Stampin’ Markers to Ink Stamps with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set + Video Tutorial!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Time for another stampin’ technique ~ today I am going to be using a Stampin Marker to ink up one of the stamps on my card.  This is great if you don’t have the stamp pad in the color you want to use but you do have the marker.

I have paired the Beauty Abounds stamp set with Mint Macaron and Purple Posy – I don’t have the Purple Posy ink pad yet but I do have the marker.  This stamp set has a really beautiful, swirly, stem of flowers and leaves – a perfect focal point for my card.

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July Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic License

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Shirley’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we were given a free-hand with our design ~ Artistic Licence ~ I have focused on the Noble Peacock Suite using  one set of dies and the sumptuous Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Paper and Rhinestones

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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July Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Fancy Folds

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 Janey’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Fancy Folds and I have chosen a Center Easel card once again featuring the Morning Magnolia Suite of Products along with some Stampin’ Blends

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Vibrant Vases ‘Just for You’ with Gorgeous Grape and Soft Suede

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Vibrant Vases Stamp Set gives you the chance to build up some very pretty designs, it also has the coordinating  Vases Builder Punch, although I have not used it on this card it is a very useful punch to have.

Today’s card is a simple card with a vase of flowers front and center, it also uses a blender pen technique to color the flowers.  I have used one of the sentiments which will work for a lot of occasions, birthday, thank you, thinking of you…. because any of these are ‘just for you’ 🙂

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Royal Peacock – Inspirational Card

The choice of colors for today’s card was one of those happy accidents – inspired by the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (pg 177 of Annual catalog) which fell out of the little box I had stored them in – the Lovely Lipstick ones in particular attracted me, although, to be honest they look more like Melon Mambo to me and that is the color I chose to pair with one of the new in-colors, Pretty Peacock which is just perfect for the stamp set I chose!

The Royal Peacock Stamp set has been so very popular and I am sure I will be sharing more cards with it but today it is the stamp that puts highlights on the peacocks tail that is the focus of my card, along with some gold heat embossing.

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Daisy Lane ~ Moments with You

Daisy’s are such cheerful flowers, I have a Shasta Daisy bush in my garden which produces flowers all summer long.  I also have a South African Daisy which has bright yellow petals and a deep purple center – very dramatic…. and finally one of my Yorkie’s is also called Daisy, so you could say that daisys are a big part of my life!

Today’s card uses the Daisy Lane Stamp set along with a couple of my favorite punches, make sure you come visit me again on Wednesday when I have another card to share using the full Daisy Lane Bundle.

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