Misty Moonlight ~ Ornate Thanks

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Today’s card is so very feminine and uses one of my favorite color combinations, Blue and Vanilla, if you were to look in my wardrobe you would see a lot of this combination!

I have used the Ornate Thanks Bundle, the Ornate Thanks Stamp set has 3 big, bold greetings then a whole bunch of additional, supporting greetings in a beautiful script.  Then additional decoration using the Ornate Borders Dies, while these are available separately you can get 10% off if you buy the bundle!  Great Deal  🙂

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Misty Moonlight Monochrome – Sweet and Simple Panel Card

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When Stampin’ UP! gave us a heads up on the new 2020 – 2022 In-colors I knew that Misty Moonlight would be my favorite!  For a start off its blue ~ I love blue, next it is a nice soft medium dark blue – which works in so well with the other blues in the SU family.

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool  – which is my Paper Trimmer. 

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Peaceful Poppy Customer Thank You

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The other day I shared a little treat holder thank you for my customers who shopped for their SU goodies with me during March and April.  It was not practical for me to mail them to my on-line customera so today’s card is one I designed and sent to them.

It is an easy ‘Z’ fold and I used the lovely Poppy Moments Dies with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Purple Posy for my color palette.

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DSP Fond Farewell ~ Thank You’s

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I am always looking for inspiration and sometimes that comes from fellow demonstrators!  Due to one thing and another I was not able to send my usual  ‘Thank You’ to my March customers who shopped for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me.  So when it came to April I knew  I needed to do a something special for them and my April customers.  I found this really great ‘twisted’ packet from Sam Donald so made a bunch of them from several of the soon to be retiring designer series papers.

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Ornate Borders ~ Color Challenge

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Today’s card was inspired by a color challenge, I am always looking for ways of using all the lovely colors in Stampin’ UP!’s huge range and the 3 we had to work with for this project were an interesting combination.

I used the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set for my greeting but the main feature of my card uses the Ornate Borders Dies, which creates a stunning feature.  This is the Ornate Thanks Bundle which is an early release from the 2020 – 2021 Annual catalog coming in early June.  I also used a couple of products that will be retiring at the end of May, the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon.

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Ornate Borders ~ Melon Mambo or Highland Heather?

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During April we have had the early release of the Ornate Garden Suite which  will be in the new 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog – I have shared a few other cards using the products in this suite – scroll on down for the links 🙂

Today I have just used the Ornate Borders Dies and the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, no stampin’ , no ink, just letting the design and color do all the ‘talking’.  Both cards are the same – I have simply switched out Whisper White and Basic Black and thrown in a little splash of color.  Perfect for many different occasions.

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Thank You ~ Gift Card Holder

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As many of you know, during tax season, I work for the largest retail tax preparation service here in the US.  Today would normally be ‘Tax Filing Day’ but this year it has been extended to July 15th, however today is the last day of my 18th tax season.  I recognize the help and support of our people who work the front desk in the office and we have a little ‘whip-round’ to give a little gift to them as a sincere thank you for their hard work, as a paper crafter I cannot just give them the card – it has to be prettied up!

I have shared this style of gift card holder before, if you scroll down you will see a link to the video I made at the time, but today’s one is using current papers and dies.

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Pineapple Punch and Sweetly Swirled ~ Thank You

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Yellow and black is another of my favorite color combinations – the yellow today is called Pineapple Punch and pairing it with Basic Black makes the color even more vibrant  and eye-catching.

I used the Sweetly Swirled stamp set to create today’s card – it has some really ‘arty’ swirly stamps, some flowers and leaves and some really useful greetings, I just relied on some paper, stamps and ink #simplestamping

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Memorable Mosaic Thank You

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The Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set is one that I bought last summer when the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog came out, but I kind of forgot about using it! .  It has a two part stamp to create the most  peaceful Weeping Willow-style tree that reminds me of one we planted in the garden of our family home way back in the late ’60’s.

I have been trying to use colors that I would not of usually pair up so Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green are my choices for this card – I think they worked rather well!

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Peaceful Poppies with Painted Labels Dies – any occasion card

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Tucked away in the corner of page 25 of the 2020 Mini Catalog are the Peaceful Poppies Elements, a pack full of little gems ~ die cut printed accent pieces ~ some are printed in full color, others are printed on watercolor paper and vellum, perfect for coloring and them some black ‘tone-on-tone’ embossed pieces – probably over a 100 different elements to build beautiful cards.

I chose to pair some of them with pieces cut from Basic Black card using the Painted Labels Dies – giving a big bold centerpiece for my card today.

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