Butterflies and Feathers – Thank You Card

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I have used the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set a lot, I love the different images and it has some pretty greetings as well. I like to think out of the box for my color combinations, sometimes it is inspired by ribbon, decorative paper or scraps I find on my work station that just ‘look’ interesting and appealing. So that is how the Misty Moonlight and Mint Macaron used today came into being – scraps waiting to be tidied away 🙂

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Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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Harvest Meadow and Color and Contour Thank You Card Idea

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I am doing it again ~ using my Designer Series Paper!!! This time I have pared the Color and Contour Stamp Set with Harvest Meadow DSP.

Each time a new catalog is launched I look at Punches, Ribbon and then the DSP before anything else. Now you may be wondering what I mean by DSP………. basically it is double-sided decorated paper similar to that used for scrapbook layouts – and I have used it for this but it also works to decorate your handmade greeting cards.

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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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In the Wild Leafy Thank You Card Idea

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I am getting very good at using my Designer Series Paper ~ I have shared in the past how much I love the decorative paper that Stampin’ UP offers and that I have a tendency to ‘save it’ rather than use it.

Today’s card uses some of the ‘In the Wild’ DSP which features tigers and leopards, but if you flip them over there are some lovely botanical and geometric designs which I chose to use, with just a simple greeting and a couple of punched leaves. I also used the Sweet Strawberry Bundle but there is not strawberry in sight!

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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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Delicate Filigree Pumpkin Card Idea

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I look at the calendar and realize we are in the second half of August and autumn is on the doorstep! The 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog has some super autumn themed products and colors and one of the choices on my wish list was the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle with the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating Detailed Pumpkins dies.

Todays card showcases this bundle paired with the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set, I also broke out my Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends to do a little coloring.

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Stitched Greenery Embossing Plate ~ Product Spotlight

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Each time a new Stampin’ UP! catalog is issued I go thru it to see all the new goodies, each time I think I have seen everything that is available and then I start to discover things I missed! One of those is the focus of today’s card – tucked away on page 165 is a metal plate which really does not seem much – until you run it thru your Cut and Emboss Machine with a piece of card – and there it is ……. a beautiful, delicate pattern of little stitched leaves,

To bring the botanical theme thru I have embellished the card with a few flowers and greeting from the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and coordinating Flowers and Leaves Punch ( choose the bundle and save 10% – see the link below 🙂 )

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Easy, Pansy Petals ‘Hello Friend’ Card Idea

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I have shared the Pansy Petals Suite before, I love it with all the beautiful pansies. The Designer Series Paper is really spectacular and to ensure its beauty I made it the main part of my card.

I paired the paper with the coordinating Pansy Patch Stamp Set along with the greeting from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set. Each month I send a thank you card to everyone who shops with me for the Stampin’ UP! goodies, and this is the one I made for my June customers.

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