Patchwork Technique – Congratulations Card

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I am not entirely sure what to call the technique used on today’s card, so I have dubbed it a ‘Patchwork’ Technique. I wanted to use the Messages Dies in a different way and when I finished it looked like a patchwork!

The Many Messages Stamp Set with the coordinating Messages Dies are one of the most popular in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog – and I can understand why – it allows you to create multiple greetings in one go, either use them all at once or keep a little stash if you need to quickly create a card.

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New Stampin UP Catalog is live + super elegant card idea

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Yesterday the new Stampin’ UP! catalog was launched with new papers, inks, stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments and tools. As a demonstrator I get to order products a month before they launch and so if you scroll down a little you will see my first card – using the brand new Elegantly Said Bundle! If you click here it will take you to the link so you can check out the new catalog on line!

Also starting yesterday is a new joining offer, JOIN + as I said one of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting your hands on the new catalog and pre-ording goodies a month before launch – click here to see more details of the offer and benefits of becoming a member of my team.

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Coloring Vellum with Blending Brushes ~ Super Elegant Card

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Blendering Brushes were added to the Stampin’ UP! tool chest at the beginning of this year and I have loved using them! This is the third technique I have shared featuring them and this time I am using the Square Vellum Doilies to show how you can make them any color to match your project.

I am also featuring the ‘soon to be retired’ Shimmer Paint, using it to produce a rich sheen to a piece of Very Vanilla Card as a background to the vellum……. and there is a video showing you how to do both techniques.!!

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Heat Embossed Air Ship Card Idea

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I struggle with cards for the fellas in our lives! So when I opened the Stampin UP! Jan – June 2021 Mini Catalog and saw the Soar Confidently Stamp set I knew it had to be on my wish list, it has the most perfect guy type images with an airship, hot air balloon and a biplane, along with some super images great for birthdays and father’s day.

I have used the airship on today’s card and stepped it up by heat embossing the image with gold.

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Butterfly Hydrangea Thank you Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I always remember my grandmother having hydrangea bushes in her front garden with huge flower heads, I loved them then and love them still. When I came to live in North Texas I planted some in my front garden, although they grew they never really thrived and I never got the big flower heads I remember as a child.

The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper gives me all the beautiful hydrangea’s I want and I have used it on today’s card. DSP is one of the first things I look at when a new catalog comes out – and I have to admit that over the years I have been a bit of a hoarder. A few years ago I made a promise to myself that I would use more!

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Quick and Easy Card made with Scraps

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HIghland Heather has featured a lot in my designs recently, I think it is because it is a nice springtime color and after the awful winter storm we had 4 weeks ago in North Texas I am in need of a little Spring!

Today’s card started out with a couple of 2 x 2 scraps of the True Love Designer Series Paper, I hate to waste scraps and they make a really great focal point!

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Learn the Art of Gilded Leafing #4

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I have made no secret of the fact I just LOVE the Gilded Leafing Embellishment, I am on my second pot of it and this is the 4th technique I have shared with you to inspire you to purchase some and try it for yourself – it is fun to use and gives a fantastic finish that will just WOW whoever gets this card.

I have chosen to use the Oval Occasions Bundle for me greeting with the Oval Occasions Stamp Set and coordinating Double Oval Punch. If you scroll on down you will see 2 different color versions just to inspire you a little further 🙂

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Gilded Floral Inspirational Card Idea

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Todays card uses the Art Gallery Stamp Set and the beautiful Gilded Leafing Embellishment to create this very pretty and feminine inspirational card. I just love the Gilded Leafing, I am on my second pot of it!

This is the third card and technique I have shared with you on using this embellishment and I still have a few more up my sleeve to share in the coming weeks so keep watch 🙂

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