Elegant Multipanel Pop-out, Fancy Fold Card

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One of the most stunning set of decorative papers in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog is the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has beautiful neutrals which are the backdrop to silver, gold and copper gilding. Rather than using just one of the designs I looked for a fancy fold card where I could display as many of the different designs as possible and that is the card I share today.

I used the other coordinating products for this paper, the Elegantly Said Stamp Set and Elegant Tag Punch. I also chose to use Basic Gray and Gray Granite Card as a background.

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Faux Watercolor Technique with Partial Embossing.

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I have a few techniques to share with just one card!! The first one is a faux watercolor technique using different ink colors, partial dry embossing where some parts of the card are embossed and others are not and as a finale – how to use your punch to create an alternate size label! It sounds a lot I know – the good news is there is a video to show how they all come together.

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Introducing Stampin Blends ~ Easy Techniques # 3

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Last month I posted my first two 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 have 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 third in the series introduces the Alcohol Blending Technique – enjoy!

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Introducing Stampin’ Blends ~ Easy Techniques # 2

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A couple of weeks ago I posted my first video 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 have 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 wonderful readers! So this is the second is a series I am planning over the coming weeks – enjoy!

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Pansy Stamps and Dies – hints and tips

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One of the new stamp set and die bundles in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is the Pansy Patch Bundle. It has the most lifelike and beautiful pansies that can be stamped by themselves or cut with the dies or indeed to cut out the separate pieces and assemble a beautiful flower.

At first this bundle might seem a little complex but it really is not and the intention of this post with the video tutorial is to introduce them and give you some hints and tips on using them – and you will be creating beautiful cards with them in no time 🙂

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Product Spotlight ~ Stampin Spots

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Tucked away on page 129 of the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is a little hidden gem – Uninked Stampin Spots – these little treasures allow you to make your own small ink pads using the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.

I was asked about them the other day, how do they work? Well today’s post I am sharing how I add the ink, how I label and store them, as well as a few tips on how to use them……… and there is a video as pictures can work far better than simply words!

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Introducing Stampin Blends – Easy Techniques

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As I explained in my video, Stampin Blends have been available for a few years now, and although I have some of them I have 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 wonderful readers! So this is the first is a series I am planning over the coming weeks – enjoy!

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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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Just Wanted to Say Card and Video Tutorial

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Well, tax season 21 is now in the books and I have the next 8 1/2 months to devote to my papercrafting 🙂 Don’t get me wrong – I love working with my tax clients but it is so intense I am glad when it is over!

Todays card is using the Wild Roses Background Stamp which is just perfect for my Stamparatus, along with the Floral Gallery Dies to create this 3D lettering with Foam Adhesive Sheets.

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