Another Easy Z-Fold Card Idea

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Today’s card is probably the most versatile one I have ever put together! I think it would work great for the fellas in our lives, sympathy, get well, thinking of you, a ‘just because’ sort of card – just about anything – don’t you agree?

The images and greeting is from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and I used the coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies to cut the little gold leaf accent.

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Hummingbird Thinking of You Card Idea

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I made this card a few months ago using one of the Saleabration Stamp Sets, A Touch of Ink. While it is no longer available I thought I would still share it as I really like the layout which would lend itself to a stamp set you might have in your stash.

Soft Suede is a great neutral base color and can be paired with almost any of the colors in the Stampin’ UP! family, I added a strip of Scalloped Lace Trim to boost up the femininity but if you change out the Rococo Rose card for a more masculine color and drop the lace it would make a great guy card as well.

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Creating a frame with Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

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Last week I shared an embossing technique using the new and beautiful Gilded Leafing Embellishment, this gives the most fantastic effect but is oh, so easy to do. Today I have another technique using double sided Tear and Tape to create a frame to make your card shine out!

I changed the color combination for the card in my video, just to show how different combinations look. I have also used the exclusive Sale-a-bration Corner Bouquet Stamp set which you can get for free with a $50 product order. If you buy the main supplies to create this card you will be able to choose this stamp set as your freebie!

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Thinking of You card using your Scraps!

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I love to use the Designer Series Papers (DSP) on my cards – they give me color combination ideas and sometimes are the focus of my card. However – there always seems to be little scraps left over – far too beautiful to throw in the bin, so why not make them part of a card?

And that is exactly what I have done today, I had some scraps of the Ornate Garden DSP left over from the all- day crafting retreat I had in October, so out came the Rectangular Stamp Punch and a little Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

Don’t forget that Stampin’ UP’s Year End Clearance starts today – click the pink purse to the right to check out the deals available!!

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Prized Peonies with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

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I have shared a number of cards using the Prized Peony Stamp set, today I share how great the images are for coloring with Stampin’ Blends and used the coordinating Peony Dies to cut my flowers and leaves as well as to add a very feminine scalloped edge to one of the layers.

The greetings in this stamp set cover sympathy, love and thanks, friendship and ‘thoughts’ ~ all very useful ones to have in your stash!

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Field of Flowers ~ Sweet and Simple Card

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From time to time I set myself a challenge to use paper and ink, one embellishment and one tool. Today is one of those days, the card is very straightforward but has as much impact as it would if I had used ‘the whole store’ to create it 🙂 #simplestamping

I just love the big “always” in the Field of Flowers Stamp Set – which also has a number of additional phrases to meet the most occasions. Today I have chosen to use the ‘thinking of you’ to finish my card.

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1 Card 2 Occasions ~ Peony Garden ~ Panel Card

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I am having a bit of a ‘thing’ with the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper – the soft florals in Basic Grey, Grey Granite, Petal Pink and Whisper White are just gorgeous, so much so  I designed my July on-line class around this decorative paper.

I call this a ‘panel card’ because it is made up of several panels, showcasing several different designs, the paper takes up the entire design, with the Many Mates Stamp Set for the greetings. I also wanted to show that you could use the same design to meet multiple occasions by just changing out the greeting.

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Perennial Essence Vellum ~ Thinking of You

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Happy May Day! I have a very simple card to share today – featuring a couple of products that will be retiring at the end of the month, The Perennial Essence Vellum Card and the Whisper White 1/4 Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

During May I will be sharing projects made with retiring products – they are still available while stocks last up to June 2nd and you can find links to them at the bottom of this post.

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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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