Embossing Lovely as A Tree ~ Video Tutorial

I am not really sure what to call this technique and I have seen it used in various places, but is produces such a pretty effect and is really quite easy to do, as I show in the video.

I chose to use the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set along with the Woodland Embossing folder.  As this stamp set does not have any greetings I used one from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and created a thank you card, but it would work as a really great card for the fellas in our lives or maybe a Christmas card simply by changing the greeting.

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Delightfully Detailed Notes Cards and Stylish Christmas ~ Sweet and Simple

Back in June when the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog was released I ordered a packet of the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes – I love to have note cards on hand,  they are so very handy as they are ready cut and scored, the difference with these ones is the front of each is already printed and ready for layering or embellishing.

They were  designed to co-ordinate with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and I have used oodles of that and shared them on this page, but today I have paired them with the Stylish Christmas Stamp set to create a not so Christmassy card – in fact it was my thank you card for the wonderful folks who shopped for their SU goodies with me during October.

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Detlightfully Detailed Thank You Cards

Tucked away on page 189 of Stampin’ UP!’s annual catalog is the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut Specialty paper – quite a mouthful!  The picture just does not do this paper justice – it is quite spectacular and can be used to make the most beautiful cards with very little effort.

The paper is Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other – how neat is that? and is very easy to trim with a Stampin’ Trimmer.

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Pop of Petals and Thankful Thoughts

I have become addicted to cards with a Z fold of some kind, this must be the 8th or 9th one I have created in the last couple of months!  This one is in landscape format and I used the Pop of Petals Stamp Set to create my own Designer Series Paper.

I really love the clean lines and fresh colors of this card, but it would work in just about any color combination you can think of – why not give it a go and create your own DSP!

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Stamparatus ~ Using Background Stamps Video Tutorial

This is the seventh of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features using the large background stamps particularly the Sheet Music Background Stamp.

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show.

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Pop of Petals with Vellum and Wink of Stella Technique

I have been using Vellum Card quite a bit in my projects recently and I wanted to show how it can be stamped on and used as an embellishment as well as a layer.  As so often happens when I am creating I ‘lost’ something on my workbench (of course it was right under my nose!) but I spent a few minutes searching for it and came across my ‘Wink of Stella‘ ~ now that is something that I have not used for some time.

Along with the Pop of Petals Stamp set, I used both of these beauties to create today’s card.  If you scroll down a little way you will also see the video showing how I used the Wink of Stella on the Vellum.

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Abstract Impressions ~ Thank You Card

Every year Stampin’ UP! introduces 5 new colors that are available for 2 years, at the end of this time, the IN-Colors as they are known, are retired, Coastal Cabana was one of those  colors.   Earlier this year Stampin’ UP! revamped some of it color families and thrill of thrills Coastal Cabana reappeared as a new core color in the Brights family.  I have used it a lot in the last few months, if you check out my last post I used it for a scrapbook page.

I used Abstract Impressions on todays’ card and paired Coastal Cabana with Pool Party – a perfect combination in my mind!

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Abstract Impressions ~ Kindness Changes Everything

Forty-Five years ago today I started  my first ever job!  I remember quite clearly exactly what I wore, my Mum giving me a packed lunch and me catching the bus into the local town.  The day flew by, I caught the bus home, Mum gave me a cup of tea and I promptly fell asleep in the chair – totally exhausted.

I look back at every job I have done since that day and the opportunities I was given and those I earned thru hard work (it was not easy being a girl engineer in the 70’s and 80’s) – but I appreciated then, as now, the encouragement and kindness I was shown by a lot of people along the way – today’s card reflects that.

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Never Ending Card ~ Dandelion Wishes Version

Last month I created a guy version of the Never Ending card for the Ink and Share Blog Hop, click here to see that. I am fascinated by the way this card works and went on to make a couple more versions in more feminine colors using the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set along with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

I am sharing two versions of the same card, made exactly the same accept one version uses Petal Pink card and the other Blackberry Bliss card.

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Subtles and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper

Last Thursday and Saturday I shared some projects using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper ~ I am so taken with the paper I used it again for my July customer thank you cards.

In July I hosted a Designer Series Paper Share and although it did not include any of this ‘lacy’ paper it did include the newly introduced 6 x 6 color collections for each of the color families, and I want to show what can be achieved with a 6 x 6 piece of paper.

This is double sided paper featuring ‘formal’ stripes and polka dots and ‘casual’ polka dots and stripes – so my cards have featured both sides of the paper and I chose to use the ‘Subtles’ collection.

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