Gift Bag using Sweet Symmetry Paper Video Tutorial

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Every year I like to do craft fairs making items that are just perfect for stocking stuffers, appreciation gifts for hostess’s, coworkers, teachers or small table gifts. Everyone love to receive a ‘little something’ and I just love to give a ‘little something’ !

In today’s video tutorial I share how to make a pretty little bag to fit a 30g tube of hand cream as well as a technique for creating the topper with the Elegant Tag Punch.

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Delicate Dalias – DistINKtive Stamps

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Just 11 more days for you to take part in Stampin UP!’s Sale-a-bration – an opportunity to earn free products when you place an order before September 30th! I have been sharing projects I have made with the free products to give you some inspiration, today I have 3 cards to share using the oh so pretty Delicate Dalias Stamp Set, showing 3 different effects of using this lovely DistINKtive 2 step Stampin set.

There are several easy and effective techniques on these cards, masking, 2-step stampin’, and sponging using daubers – see if you can find them 🙂

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Hey there ~ Cute Squirrel Card with hand colored ribbon

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I promised to share my voyage in learning how to use Stampin’ Blends. In this 6th video in the series, I share how to color ribbon to match your project and features the utterly cute Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set.

I have shared before that often my ribbon drawer is the starting point for choosing colors for my projects but sometimes there just isn’t the color I need ! No problem ~ I can color up some of my own! As I explain in my video, today’s card is to welcome my great-niece into the family and I was looking for something cute but not pink so Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral it is and although I designed it for a new baby I think it would work for just about any occasion!

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Spotlight Technique featuring Stampin’ Blends # 5

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Continuing my exploration of Stampin Blends techniques I am using them to feature the Spotlight Technique. I am also using this as an opportunity to use one of my FREE Sale-a-bration goodies – Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, which is available for a $50 product order until the end of September. At the bottom of this post there is a supply list – if you place an order for the Stampin Blends, card, dies, ribbon and In-color Jewels you too, can get this paper for free 🙂

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Slimline Tri-Fold Birthday Card

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Today’s card was made for a very special friend, another UK ex-pat who I have known long before we both moved to the US. I was unable to visit her for 3 years, but this year I got to celebrate her birthday with her in PA – so naturally an extra-special card was needed!

I used a number of different techniques, sponging, embossing, die-cutting as well as some of the particularly luxurious materials , such as Gold Foil, Shimmer Vellum and Gilded Leaf embellishment

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Textures & Frames with aTrio of Greens ~ Birthday Card Idea

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The Textures and Frames Stamp Set is featured in today’s card, one of the best things about this set is that you can get it for free if you place an order before Sept 30th 2021 as part of SALE-A-BRATION. To give you an idea on what you can do with this set I selected 3 of Stampin’ UP! greens and randomly stamped over a piece of Very Vanilla Card. When the card was all finished it struck me that it could be used for male or female, you could change out the colors, of course, but those greens are gonna work either way.

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Blends Easy Techniques # 4 – Bluebird Thank you Card

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Last month I posted my first three videos introducing Stampin’ Blends, as I explained at that time, Stampin Blends are alcohol markers and have been available for a few years now. Although I have some of them I had not really explored them very much. When one of my lovely customers asked me a question on them I was unable to give her a good answer and made the decision I was going to teach myself how to use them!

Rather than practice in private – I decided I was going to practice on video, starting with the basics and developing my skills in front of you, my sweet readers! So the fourth in the series introduces the Color Lifter to create a pretty Western Bluebird using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set – enjoy!

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