Give It A Whirl Dies ~ Hints and Tips

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Receiving a card in the post is wonderful, receiving one with moving parts is even BETTER! The Give it a Whirl Die Set is a great way of creating an interactive card for children and adults alike!

Today’s post has a video where I share hints and tips for using the dies successfully, I have created quite a simple birthday card, but you can use whatever you have in your stash to create as fancy a card as you want ~ I have included a few other samples after the video – so please go check them out.

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Pretty Pumpkin Pinwheel Thanksgiving Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I love a fun fold card and I have a personal mission to ensure I used my decorative paper in my card making. Today’s card meets both of those plus I have a lovely thanksgiving card as a result, plus it will fit into a standard 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope for easy posting!

I have also used several techniques that I have used before, coloring with Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing – if you scroll down a little you will see links to post and videos I have made about those……. enjoy!

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Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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Gift Bag using Sweet Symmetry Paper Video Tutorial

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Every year I like to do craft fairs making items that are just perfect for stocking stuffers, appreciation gifts for hostess’s, coworkers, teachers or small table gifts. Everyone love to receive a ‘little something’ and I just love to give a ‘little something’ !

In today’s video tutorial I share how to make a pretty little bag to fit a 30g tube of hand cream as well as a technique for creating the topper with the Elegant Tag Punch.

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Hey there ~ Cute Squirrel Card with hand colored ribbon

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I promised to share my voyage in learning how to use Stampin’ Blends. In this 6th video in the series, I share how to color ribbon to match your project and features the utterly cute Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set.

I have shared before that often my ribbon drawer is the starting point for choosing colors for my projects but sometimes there just isn’t the color I need ! No problem ~ I can color up some of my own! As I explain in my video, today’s card is to welcome my great-niece into the family and I was looking for something cute but not pink so Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral it is and although I designed it for a new baby I think it would work for just about any occasion!

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Waterfall Double Gatefold Card using free Beautifully Penned DSP

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At the moment Stampin’ UP! is in the last 3 weeks of Sale-a-bration where you can choose exclusive free products when you place a product order of at least $50. Today’s card features the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper and by using it to create this fun fold we can see both sides of the paper!

I have paired this with the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch, however there is not strawberry in sight – just to show you how versatile this bundle is…. oh and there is a video – so read on……………………..

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Spotlight Technique featuring Stampin’ Blends # 5

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Continuing my exploration of Stampin Blends techniques I am using them to feature the Spotlight Technique. I am also using this as an opportunity to use one of my FREE Sale-a-bration goodies – Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, which is available for a $50 product order until the end of September. At the bottom of this post there is a supply list – if you place an order for the Stampin Blends, card, dies, ribbon and In-color Jewels you too, can get this paper for free 🙂

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Blends Easy Techniques # 4 – Bluebird Thank you Card

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Last month I posted my first three 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 had 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 fourth in the series introduces the Color Lifter to create a pretty Western Bluebird using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set – enjoy!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – August Showcase

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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 Jenn’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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