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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Embossing Lovely as A Tree ~ Video Tutorial

I am not really sure what to call this technique and I have seen it used in various places, but is produces such a pretty effect and is really quite easy to do, as I show in the video.

I chose to use the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set along with the Woodland Embossing folder.  As this stamp set does not have any greetings I used one from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and created a thank you card, but it would work as a really great card for the fellas in our lives or maybe a Christmas card simply by changing the greeting.

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3D Greeting Technique with Video Tutorial

As I explain in my video – I received a card using this technique and just had to give it a try.  It works wonderfully with dies with words so I am sure it would work equally as well with ones for flowers and the like.

I have created a birthday card using the Happy Birthday Framelit Die using the  technique as my focal point, so the stamping is very simple using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set to create a background on which to present the Happy Birthday.

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Candy Gift Card Holder ~ video tutorial

Today is the Winter Soltice, the shortest day of the year –  as I write this I am listening to BBC Radio 2 (you can take the girl out of the UK but not the UK out of the girl!) playing The Christmas Song by Stevie Wonder and feeling really festive and to be honest, a little nostalgic as well.

I am sharing a gift card holder today with a little surprise, this was designed for me by my friend, Elly, when she was visiting in October – we had such a wonderful 3 weeks together.

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Introducing ~ NEW Cling Stamps

This is an exciting change for Stampin’ Up! and you are going to love the new functionality of the stamps.

Cling stamps have  the same quality rubber stamps you’ve always loved and they now come with highly adhesive image labels. The benefit is that they will cling like crazy to clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about your stamp image shifting or falling off of the block. Cling stamps make stamping easy.

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Pop of Petals Side Step Fold – Video Tutorial

I just love this card – it has flowers, it has pink, it has lace and it has sparkle – all my favorites in one tidy package.

The sidestep fold is very impressive looking but is easy to do if you have a good paper trimmer with a scoring blade as well as cutting blade – which is exactly what the Stampin Trimmer is!  The fold also gives you lots of surfaces to decorate which is how I have managed to get all my favorites in 🙂  Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I just wanted to reach out to all my lovely readers to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving – although both my husband and I are from the UK we have both embraced the annual tradition here in the US of looking inwardly and being thankful for the things in your life.

I am grateful for health, family and friends, both those who I know personally and those I who I know virtually – thank you for following me and choosing me to shop for your Stampin’ UP! products.

Today I am sharing another card using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique – this time using the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set…………….. enjoy!

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Snow is Glistening ~ Shimmer Paint Resist Technique Video Tutorial

My word – we are two-thirds of the way thru November already! that means we only have another 10 days to buy from the wonderful Snowflake Showcase Suite.  Over the last couple of weeks  I have been sharing cards I have made with these goodies and today I have another couple of cards using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique with a video tutorial!

The Snowflake Showcase Suite is available until November 30th (or while stocks last) you can see all the items if you click here

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Cleaning Adhesive from Scissors ~ Video

My scissors and paper piercing tools tend to accumulate ‘sticky stuff’ on the blades, I use them a lot in my design work as well as in my classes.  So it is not surprising that cutting pieces of Tear and Tape and trimming Stampin’ Dimensionals with my paper snips leaves a little of the adhesive behind on the blades.  I rarely use my paper piercing tool to piece paper but I do use it a lot to pick up mini glue dots and Stampin’ dimensionals and to remove the backing paper from the Tear and Tape double sided tape.

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