Flourishing Phrases – Night of Navy Sympathy

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set has a whole bunch of very useful greetings along with a lovely big floral stem, flower and leaf image that allows you to create some great cards.

Today I have chosen to use the with Sympathy one, however the colors and design could work very well with any of the greetings in the set.  A sympathy card is not one that we particularly want to make but there is a need and this image is really quite soothing.

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Triple Layer Stamping ~ Video Tutorial

I do love a good technique! I know Triple Layer Stampin’ has been around for a while but it is always good to revisit and bring it up to date with our current stamp sets and colors.

I have chosen the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set for this card – it has lots of different images that work very well with this technique, and paired it with Itty Bitty Birthday Wishes Stamp Set for my greeting.  I am also thinking that it would make a great card for the fellas in our lives, birthday, graduation or even Father’s Day!

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Vibrant Vases Fun Fold

Today’s card was made using my Stampartus along with the the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set.  This set has lots of vase and flower images so you can build up a really decorative panel for your card – which is an off-set Z fold.

I have no idea where the color combination came from other than I glanced down at some scraps on my work bench and Cajan Craze and Petal Pink were just lying there left over from previous projects ~ they just seemed ‘right’ and I went with it!

Remember we only have 5 more days before Sale-a-Bration is over for another year – please go ahead on place your order today – there are links below to my on-line store, I would so appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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Watercolor Lovely Lattice ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

The colors I choose to use in my cards often starts in my ribbon drawer – I love to use it in my projects so it makes sense to start there!  For today’s card my eye was drawn to the 3/8 Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon so Pool Party is the main color for my card and the water coloring on the Lovely Lattice stamp set which is my focal point and I got for FREE.

I  think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Lovely Floral Embossed Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

On Sunday I shared a card with a tiny little sample of one of the foil sheets that are one of the FREE Sale-a-bration goodies currently available.   Today  my card features the other color available in the pack ~ Lovely Lipstick, which has given me a chance to show you how this foil can be embossed with an embossing folder along with your Big Shot.

I  think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Heat Embossed Lovely Lattice – Sale-a-bration Goodies

This stamp set is true to its word – it is LOVELY ~ so serene and peaceful.  I chose to use heat-embossing to really highlight the delicate details.

The stamp set does not have any greetings so I chose to pair this with another of the Sale-a-bration item, the Part of My Story stamp set, which has 7 different greetings that would cover several occasions.

What excites me though is that I got both of these stamp sets for FREE as part of Stampin’ UP!’s annual promotion where by spending $50 on you get to choose from 11 different items for FREE. Read on for more information…………….

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3D Greeting Technique with Video Tutorial

As I explain in my video – I received a card using this technique and just had to give it a try.  It works wonderfully with dies with words so I am sure it would work equally as well with ones for flowers and the like.

I have created a birthday card using the Happy Birthday Framelit Die using the  technique as my focal point, so the stamping is very simple using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set to create a background on which to present the Happy Birthday.

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Embossing ~ Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 5th  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.  We are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Shirley Mercer’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is  Embossing   ~  there are different types of embossing, dry embossing which uses Embossing Folders along with the Big Shot, Powder Embossing which uses embossing powders and a Heat Gun and Embossing Paste – so I had quite a decision to make on which to choose.

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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2018 Color Challenge ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

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   Deb Naylor’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is a Color Challenge!

Each of the projects you will see on this hop with be using the following colors, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Garden Green, Pacific Point and Night of Navy –  I have to admit I freaked out when I saw the range and number of colors, but I took a deep breath and dived in!

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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