Twisted Fun Fold Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I do like to make fun fold cards – it stretches my imagination and allows me to make use of all the lovely Stampin’ UP! goodies in my stash.  I have used the Very Versailles stamp set along with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

I think it is so much easier to show you than to explain in words so the Twisted Fun Fold Card I am sharing today has a video as well as a downloadable PDF recipe for you.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Love

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 Heike’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a ‘Love theme ~  I was so very tempted  use red and hearts, but  I kinda went  in another direction with Early Expresso and  Blushing Bride!

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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Power of Hope, Oriental Style Heat Embossed Card

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When I saw the Power of Hope Bundle ~  one of the FREE Sale-a-bration gifts I just knew that I had to create today’s card. The bundle has the Power of Hope Stamp Set and the Stone 3D embossing folder and they really compliment one another. (see below how you can get this bundle for free)

The stamp set has a very strong oriental theme so, black and red are the perfect color combination with some beautiful gold embossing.

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Heat Embossed ~ The Gang’s All Meer Birthday Card

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As you know we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration,  Stampin’ UP!’s annual celebration where you can get FREE stuff when you place on order at my on-line store.  One of the most popular stamp sets is ‘The Gang’s All Meer’ with the most adorable Meerkats.

The images are just perfect for coloring and today I have busted out my heat tool again and created a jolly little gang of cheeky meerkats to help celebrate a birthday!

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Winter Woods with a bit of Masking

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The weather here in North Texas can swing from warm to chilly cold at this time of year.  The last couple of days have been chilly cold and remind me very much of the weather in the UK where I was born.  To be honest it is not as cold as it would be this time of year in the UK but after 18 years living in this part of the world I think my blood has thinned down and I feel the cold far more keenly!

So today’s card reminds me a little of the winters back ‘home’ but at the same time it is a very peaceful and restful card using the Winter Woods Stamp Set and a masking/sponging technique.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic Licence

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  Jo’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have  Artistic Licence to use any of the products in the Annual Catalog or the new 2020 Mini Catalog ~ I think this page could be used to keep memories from just about any occasion, birthday, graduation, engagement, anniversary!

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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Happy Birthday To You – Embossing Resist with Ink Wash

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I was tidying up my work bench last week and while putting stuff away I put my hand on my Embossing Heat Tool – I realized I had not used it in such a long time!  I was very good though – I finished tidying up then I created today’s card.

I used one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets – Happy Birthday to You – which you can get for free if you place a $50 product order thru my on-line store.  I used an emboss resist technique with an ink wash using Mint Macaron.

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Christmas Roses ~ All Occasion Card

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I so love this Christmas Roses stamp set along with the Roses Dies.  Please don’t get caught up with the name of the stamp set – I have used it a lot for other occasions and today’s card makes me think of an anniversary card and since it is all gold ~ a 50th wedding anniversary!  But you don’t have to wait for someone to reach that momentous milestone – it would make a fabulous card to celebrate any anniversary or birthday – so go ahead and give it a go!

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