Forever Greenery Three Block Pop-Up Card – Video Tutorial

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Today I have a really lovely fun fold – it is so impressive but surprisingly easy to make, I have made a video tutorial to help you make one as well.

This fun fold is quite popular but most of the examples I found used 12 x 12 card and needed a custom envelope, which here in the US would have required additional postage – so I footled around to design one that uses a sheet of 11 x 8 1/2 and will fit into the regular 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope!

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Angled Z-Fold Card with Dandelion Wishes

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I do love a fun fold – today I have a fun fold with a different ‘angle’ in that the front panels are cut to form a sort of cascade. It has a wonderful impact and may seem a little complicated but with your Stampin Paper Trimmer and a well placed pencil mark to it super easy to create.

I have used Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set as I adore those wispy seed heads, along with one of the 2020 -2022 In Colors ~ Bumble Bee paired with Pacific Point.

Oh and there is also a video tutorial to go with it!

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Introducing ….. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

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SO exciting we have a new tool for our craft room!! The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is available from today!

This addition makes precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. You can use with dies and embossing folders to easily create accents and elements for cards, scrapbook pages, party invitations, classroom projects and so much more!

Crafting has never looked this good! It’s simple to store and easily portable! It comes with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for you to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start. So let me introduce you to………………….

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Peony with Borders Abound Best Wishes

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You all know I love flowers, I find myself reaching for dies and stamp sets that have them, so when we had a new set of Peony Dies in the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog that produces a 3D peony – it was on my wish list in an instant!

At first glance the dies look a bit complex, but in truth they are so easy so I have produced a video tutorial to share the technique with you. I have paired this with one of the greetings from the Borders Abound Stamp Set.

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Many Layered Blossoms Dies – Video Tutorial

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On page 174 of the 2020 Annual Catalog are a set of dies that produces the most stunning effect.  The Many Layered Blossoms Dies along with some Copper Foil and Adhesive Sheets allowed me to create this beautiful card.

I used Grey Granite  for my original sample, my husband’s  choice ~  I use Basic Black in my video to which produced a more dramatic effect. While I did a tiny bit of stamping with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set I think I could have got away without any stampin’ at all!

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Prized Peony ~ Watercoloring with a Twist Video Tutorial

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A little technique that came to me the other day as a happy accident, I love to do water coloring but I had stamped my image in the  water-based Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I could have re-stamped it but I hate waste, so found and empty Water Painter (formally Aqua Painter) filled it with some Isopropanol Alchohol and used my that to ‘watercolor’ my stamped peony.  I had such fun with it I decided to share with a video.

I used the Prized Peony Stamp Set which has stunning images of peonies as well as some greetings in a beautiful script, always a favorite of mine!

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Tasteful Touches ~ Masking and Watercoloring Video

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We have gone soft and subtle today, the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is just packed full of beautiful visual textures that makes great backgrounds for your cards.  I have paired this with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Grey Granite ink and ribbon.

To build on the softness I chose to use a  watercoloring and masking technique to use the beautiful ‘peony’ looking flower and soft and ‘floaty’ sort of leaves in the stamp set along with a greeting that would be about perfect for any occasion.

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Special Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes!

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  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ANYTHING GOES!

At the beginning of the year Stampin’ UP! introduced the Umbrella Builder Punch to go along with the coordinating  Under My Umbrella Stamp Set (which has the most delious pair of welly boots – which is very on-point at the moment) Anyway, I am so thrilled,  these are now part of the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog!

I like to see if I can make my goodies do more that one thing so I have used the punch to create a flower!

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