2020 August ~ December Mini Catalog is now LIVE!

Welcome back to my corner of the world

I am so excited!  Our new seasonal mini catalog is  now live, and it is a month earlier than normal. There are super- duper products for all your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween crafting needs ~ plus a little Valentines have sneaked in there as well.

I shall be sharing projects with you over the coming weeks as well as using them in my classes and stamp camps.  But take a few minutes to have a look at what is to come!!

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Pop Out Gatefold Fun Fold Card for Birthday and Valentine ~ Video Tutorial

Welcome back to my corner of the world

I have a card class every month where I share fun/fancy folds and techniques, mainly cards with the occasional 3D project. I work hard to create projects that I hope will be fun and interesting to the ladies who faithfully join me each month.

Today’s post is a bit of a ‘bumper bundle’ as it shows the fun fold from my January class where there was a birthday and a valentine option – both using product from the 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin’ UP!  I have included a video and my ‘recipe’ for you.

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From my Heart Valentine Card

Welcome back to my corner of the world

Just a couple of weeks away from Valentine’s day so today I have the perfect card for that special day – I was playing with some color combinations and really did not know which I preferred so I have included both in today’s post.  It just occurred to me that you could use this for an anniversary card, wouldn’t that be pretty?

I have chosen the Heartfelt Bundle which has the Heartfelt Stamp set and 2… yes ….2 coordinating punches! I played with some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with Rhinestones Basic Jewels and some of the pretty Scalloped Lace with Pearl Basic Jewels working thru which combination I preferred most.  I have to say though, I ended up liking them both 🙂

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Meant to Be ~ Z Fold Bridge Valentine Card

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today’s card is one we made during our January card class and it is a variation of the Z fold card, with a cute little 3D embellishment.   My inspiration came from a the Christmas card my dear friend, Elly, of ElleMentry Papercrafting in the UK, sent me.

I chose to use the Meant to Be Bundle today, it has such pretty, decorative hearts allowing me to randomly decorate my card, as well as the Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies giving me lots of choice for using decorative die cuts.

I know that not everyone wants or needs to make a valentine card so I created a birthday version using the same supplies but using the Petal Pallete Stamp set and the coordinating Petals and More Thinlet Dies.

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Meant to Be ~ Simple Stamping Valentine Card

Where did January go?  Here we are on February 2nd and Valentine’s Day just around the corner.  I think it is time for one of my sweet and simple cards – where I use one stamp set, some card, ink, 1 tool and an embellishment. #simplestamping

I chose to use the Meant to Be Stamp set today, it has such pretty, decorative hearts allowing me to randomly stamp to create my card front.

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2019 Occasions Catalog ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Eva’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is the 2019 Occasions Catalog

Each of the projects you will see on this hop with be using products that are available for the next 5 months from this seasonal catalog – called the Spring/Summer Catalog in other parts of the world.

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So Hoppy Together ~ Froggy Valentine

I shared a card using the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set last week – he is such a cute little guy – I could not resist using this set again ~ this time as a valentine card, since we are just a few weeks shy of February 14th, come to think of it ~ this may just be perfect for an anniversary, engagement or even a wedding card!

I was able to make this card using one of the free Sale-a-bration stamp sets, So Hoppy Together.    I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Needlepoint Nook Suite

Decorative needlework such as cross stitch and free-hand embroidery has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was in my early twenties.  So imagine my delight when I opened the new 2019 Occasions catalog to find a suite of products spotlighting stitching!

Today’s card features the Needle and Thread Stamp Set, the Needlepoint Nook DSP and the Old Olive Linen Thread that is part of this suite.

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Time for Occasions Catalog 2019

So yesterday I shared the new Sale-abration goodies you can collect when you place an order for at least $50 of Stampin’ Up! product.  You can choose to purchase anything from the annual catalog, clearance rack or the new 2019 Occasions Catalog which has lots of spring and summer themed products, Valentine, Mothers Day and Father’s Day – just so very much to choose from!

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Collar Fold Card – Video Tutorial

I have two cards and one video tutorial to share with you today.  I love this Collar Fold, it gives me a chance to showcase our Designer Series Paper and also to show both sides of the same piece.  Each card using the same fold but in two different colors, both would be perfect for a birthday or thank you card, although my pink version was designed as a Valentine it would make a great anniversary card as well.

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