DSP Fond Farewell ~ Thank You’s

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I am always looking for inspiration and sometimes that comes from fellow demonstrators!  Due to one thing and another I was not able to send my usual  ‘Thank You’ to my March customers who shopped for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me.  So when it came to April I knew  I needed to do a something special for them and my April customers.  I found this really great ‘twisted’ packet from Sam Donald so made a bunch of them from several of the soon to be retiring designer series papers.

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Share Sunshine with To a Wild Rose from Stampin’ UP!

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A few days ago Stampin’ UP! released the Share Sunshine PDF – stuffed full of greetings reflecting encouraging sayings perfect for lifting the spirits of folks while we are coping with the restrictions to keep us all safe during the terrible COVID 19 pandemic. #ShareSunshine

Today’s card uses one of those greetings – a simple card using the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and Designer Elements ~ one of the retiring embellishments

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Double Embossing Technique with Parisian Blossoms Suite ~ Video Tutorial

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I think today’s card would work for just about any occasion so I did not put any greeting on it at all.  To be honest I don’t think it needed it – there is such a lot going on a greeting would have been just too much!

I am featuring a double embossed technique – starting with an embossing folder – sometimes known as ‘dry embossing’ then followed up with heat embossing where embossing powder is melted onto your card using a heat gun!  I am waving a fond farewell to a several products that are retiring at the end of May (available while stocks last) Copper Embossing PowderParisian Beauty Bundle, 1 5/8 Scalloped Circle, 1 1/8 Scalloped Circle and 1″ Circle Punches.

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Fond Farewell ~ Beautifully Braided Friendship Card

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This is the time of year we say a fond farewell to some of the products from the SU catalog.  Today’s card features the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set and the Glitter Enamel Dots that are available until June 2nd (while stocks last)

The colors were chosen for me – I have been looking for inspiration and one of the Facebook pages I follow put up a color challenge, such bright springtime colors ~ so alI  I had to do was to think of a design. I liked this card so much that I sent this to one of my niece’s in the UK for her birthday.

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Floral Essence and Mint Macaron

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Mint Macaron has been one of my go to colors since it was released as an In-color a few years back, when it was due to retire as an incolor I hoarded some card as well as the ink pad and refill, using it sparingly for special occasions!  So when it was re-introduced as a part of the Subtles family of colors I was beside myself with joy!

So today’s card just uses Mint Macaron with a little Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I also broke out my Sponge Brayer – it is some time since that saw the light of day!

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Peaceful Poppies Spinner Card

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Interactive cards are a lot of fun to make and receive.  I was reminded of this style of card when I got a Christmas card  from my sister last year.  Basically the front of the card has a large hole in it where another panel is attached using Bakers Twine.  You turn  the panel so the twine is twisted then put the card in the envelope  when the recipient gets the card and opens it the front panel twirls around!

I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP and Poppy Moments Dies to decorate my card – but it would work for any of our decorative papers and dies – can you imagine a child receiving this style of card?

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Pretty Handmade Gift Box

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I make and share  lot of cards on my blog, I was working on some designs one evening and looking for a change and some inspiration and there was some off-cuts of Designer Series Paper on my work bench.  I decided a box would make a nice change ~ so I started with the largest piece of DSP to make the lid then worked backwards to make the base of the box, choosing one of the colors from the paper.

I share the ones I made below but set myself a challenge with the video to create a box for a Bath Bomb from scratch (keeping my fingers crossed all the time that it would work out)

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Perennial Essence Vellum ~ Thinking of You

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Happy May Day! I have a very simple card to share today – featuring a couple of products that will be retiring at the end of the month, The Perennial Essence Vellum Card and the Whisper White 1/4 Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

During May I will be sharing projects made with retiring products – they are still available while stocks last up to June 2nd and you can find links to them at the bottom of this post.

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Making a Difference ~ COVID-19 GiveBack

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Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You  can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ UP!  will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. Demonstrators do not earn commission on this as every cent will go to The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund and you can choose which organisation you would like your contribution to go.

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