Pop of Petals Side Step Fold – Video Tutorial

I just love this card – it has flowers, it has pink, it has lace and it has sparkle – all my favorites in one tidy package.

The sidestep fold is very impressive looking but is easy to do if you have a good paper trimmer with a scoring blade as well as cutting blade – which is exactly what the Stampin Trimmer is!  The fold also gives you lots of surfaces to decorate which is how I have managed to get all my favorites in 🙂  Continue reading

Delightfully Detailed Notes Cards and Stylish Christmas ~ Sweet and Simple

Back in June when the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog was released I ordered a packet of the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes – I love to have note cards on hand,  they are so very handy as they are ready cut and scored, the difference with these ones is the front of each is already printed and ready for layering or embellishing.

They were  designed to co-ordinate with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and I have used oodles of that and shared them on this page, but today I have paired them with the Stylish Christmas Stamp set to create a not so Christmassy card – in fact it was my thank you card for the wonderful folks who shopped for their SU goodies with me during October.

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Christmas Packaging ~Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop again, 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 Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Christmas Packaging! 

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I just wanted to reach out to all my lovely readers to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving – although both my husband and I are from the UK we have both embraced the annual tradition here in the US of looking inwardly and being thankful for the things in your life.

I am grateful for health, family and friends, both those who I know personally and those I who I know virtually – thank you for following me and choosing me to shop for your Stampin’ UP! products.

Today I am sharing another card using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique – this time using the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set…………….. enjoy!

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Snow is Glistening ~ Shimmer Paint Resist Technique Video Tutorial

My word – we are two-thirds of the way thru November already! that means we only have another 10 days to buy from the wonderful Snowflake Showcase Suite.  Over the last couple of weeks  I have been sharing cards I have made with these goodies and today I have another couple of cards using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique with a video tutorial!

The Snowflake Showcase Suite is available until November 30th (or while stocks last) you can see all the items if you click here

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Cleaning Adhesive from Scissors ~ Video

My scissors and paper piercing tools tend to accumulate ‘sticky stuff’ on the blades, I use them a lot in my design work as well as in my classes.  So it is not surprising that cutting pieces of Tear and Tape and trimming Stampin’ Dimensionals with my paper snips leaves a little of the adhesive behind on the blades.  I rarely use my paper piercing tool to piece paper but I do use it a lot to pick up mini glue dots and Stampin’ dimensionals and to remove the backing paper from the Tear and Tape double sided tape.

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge ~Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the blog hop again, as you can see we have had a little change of identity but everything else will be the same, talented paper-crafters and wonderful ideas .

You will have either arrived from Laura Mackie’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .    This month’s theme is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  I have to admit I needed an explanation on this one, but once I understood I was really excited!

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Soft Sea Foam Christmas

I know there  is still some time before the Christmas holidays, but that time flies by so fast ~ who else can’t believe it is mid-October already?

So a little planning ahead is in order and today’s card is one I really love, using one of my new favorite colors, Soft Sea Foam paired with Mossy Meadow ~ not traditional Christmas colors I hear you say,  but  I do like to use contemporary ones.

Although I used a the greeting from the Star of Light stamp set the other features of the card are from  the Sprig Punch and embossing with the Blizzard Thinlets Die.,,,, yep – embossing with a die – who knew you could do that?

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Black Ice Technique with Video Tutorial

Time to share a technique ~ Black Ice.  It creates a great focal point to a card with a really unusual finish.  As this is an embossing technique it also gave me a chance to pull out my Heat Gun which has been sadly neglected for a while 🙂

Looking at the color combination I think this would make for a great card for the guys in our lives and the second sample with a little flower and bow would be great for a feminine card.

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Stamparatus ~ Using Background Stamps Video Tutorial

This is the seventh of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features using the large background stamps particularly the Sheet Music Background Stamp.

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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