Introducing Stampin Blends – Easy Techniques

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As I explained in my video, Stampin Blends have been available for a few years now, and although I have some of them I have 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 wonderful readers! So this is the first is a series I am planning over the coming weeks – enjoy!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop~ Something New

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 our theme is “Something New” from the new 2021 -2022 Stampin’ UP! catalog.

Like a magpie, I am drawn to anything shiny so have chosen to use the Shimmer Vellum and the Expressions in Ink Emphemera Pack for my card today.

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Summer Sampler Home Decor Idea

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Home decor is a particular favorite of mine to create. Once I have my theme, I usually start with some Designer Series Paper, then pull out ribbon, embellishments and card that will go with the papers, then I go to work.

I had a request from my ladies for seasonal 8 x 8 samplers they could display, so we started with summer and will continue with the Fall themed one in August. The starting point for me is the beautiful Hydrangea Hill DSP – which is still available for a few more days, so please get your order in now to avoid disappointment 🙂

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2021 In-Color Sampler with Elegantly Said Stamp Set

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It is just over 3 weeks since the new 2021 -2022 Stampin’ UP! Catalog was launched and the new ‘in-colors’ released. Each year Stampin’ UP! introduces 5 colors that are available to us for 2 years, they are very carefully selected to meet current trends and we get ink, card, paper, ribbon and embellishments to coordinate everything together.

I am really rather taken with this years choices and created today’s card to show all 5 colors, with a little of the ribbon and the in-color jewels, along with the Elegantly Said Stamp Set. I did not use a greeting – let the colors and images do all the work.

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Ink . Stamp. Share ScrapBook Blog Hop ~ Sketch

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Heike’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is a Sketch, where we are provided a layout and we interpret it in our own style

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice

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Friend Inspirational Card with Seaside Theme

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We have a couple more weeks before the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog sales period ends, so I am sharing a few of the products that will be retiring – but are still available for you to add to your shopping basket 🙂

My cards – yes there is more than one today – feature the Sand and Sea Suite, picking out the colors from the Designer Series Paper for my layers and ink, then finishing with the Opal Rounds and Seaside Shells stickers.

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Super Simple Elegant Birthday Card

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Today’s card is very quick and easy using the Elegantly Said Stamp Set along with the stunning beautiful Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper, which has all the bling I need ~ copper, gold and silver foil on a black background.

I simply cut the paper with my paper trimmer, added some Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Matte Black Dots, a little stamping and the card is complete, sometimes less is simply more!

#simplestamping

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Very Versailles Sympathy Card Idea

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Sometimes we need a sympathy card, I know I have had to send out a some in the last couple of months, but it gives me a sense that at least I have done ‘something’ to acknowledge the loss a family is feeling.

It is difficult to judge what colors to use, black, or dark colors versus something a little brighter, I pondered on this and decided to go with Very Vanilla and Just Jade and use the peaceful trail of leaves from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – May 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 Sue’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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Spring Time Thank You Card Idea

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A couple of weeks ago I designed a Spring themed scrapbook page for a blog hop, I had cut lots of pieces using the Pierced Blooms Dies from the Subtles family of Stampin’ UP! colors. Well when I finished the scrapbook page I had a bunch of pieces left over – never one to waste anything, I used them to make today’s card. Also it gives me the chance to show you how scrapbooking ideas and techniques can be used in your card making.

Although I made it into a thank you card, I think it would make a very pretty birthday card if you change out the greeting.

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