Just Saying Hello with Tasteful Touches

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I love to design my cards but there are times when I kinda draw a blank, either nothing comes to mind or too much comes to mind and I feel a bit overwhelmed. The Stampin’ UP! catalogs show us all the wonderful products available but did you know it is also a book of ideas? In fact when I first came across Stampin’ UP! in 2006 it was called an ‘Idea Book’ (and I still have that catalog in my stash!)

All that being said – I found today’s card tucked into those pages, I changed it a tiny bit (of course) but it is very close 🙂

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Using Paper Scraps to create your Cards

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I love the decorative papers that Stampin’ UP! has for us to use and just cannot bear to waste any of it if I can help it. I recently was cutting papers from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for a project and had a whole bunch of pieces left, some of them as small as 1 3/8 x 1!

I chose a couple of the colors from the paper, in this case Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz and created a whole bunch of ‘Thank You’ cards which I sent out to the lovely people who chose to shop for the SU goodies with me in September.

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Posted for You – Mini One Sheet Wonder

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I love to share my love of papercrafting, partly thru my classes, blog and YouTube channel and when someone becomes a member of my demonstrator team. Last month there was a special joining offer and one of my ladies jumped at the chance. When someone does join my team I like to welcome them with a small handmade gift and card.

The Posted for You stamp set has the cutest of images and greetings, they allowed me to create a mini one sheet wonder to use as a focal point on both my card and gift and I had a piece left over to make a birthday card.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – October 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 Mo’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is to share what you are working on ~ I have been working with some of the new products from the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog and mixing them with some from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog and I have come up with a sepia peony theme.

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‘Tis the Season Gift Tags

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Gift Tags are the one things I always seem to forget to either buy or make and have a last minute dash in the last few days of gift wrapping. I know we are only a third of the way thru October but I decided I might as well start early and tuck them away for a few weeks. (Keeping fingers crossed that I will remember where I put them!)

These are two very simple designs using the pretty and versitile ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper along with the perfectly aptly named Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

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Luxury Box using Forever Greenery Suite from Stampin’ UP!

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Today’s project is inspired by Scrimpin’ Mommy – a UK Demonstrator. I was in the mood to do a 3D project with a bit of a challenge and came across the video for this really sturdy and attractive gift box.

While Scrimpin’ Mommy’s sample has a Christmas theme I chose to use the Forever Greenery Suite of products, along with upcycling the chip board that comes with the metallic foil sheets.

Remember that Designer Series is on offer at a 15% discount for October! Click here for more info

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World Card Making Day

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Yes – a whole day just for us paper crafters ~ I will be celebrating World Card Making Day with a group of 13 card crafters at my annual Stampin’ Getaway. We will be suitably socially distance but will enjoy the time together making some great paper based cards, home décor and 3D projects.

It seems to be a perfect time and very fitting to share Stampin’ UP!’s Designer Series Paper Sale for October – you can enjoy 15% discount on selected designs from now until October 31st……… read on for more details.

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Celebration Tidings ~ Halloween and Birthday Card

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OK……. So October has arrived! Every month I express my surprise that another one has come around so soon! I am going to start the month the same way it will end ~ with Halloween!

The 2020 August ~ December Mini Catalog has some really cool halloween themed goodies which today’s card features. Not everyone is into halloween though, so I have also shared a card using the same products but with a birthday theme!

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Center-Step Card with Prized Peony Suite ~ Video Tutorial

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I so love fancy/fun fold cards, even after nearly 10 years as a demonstrator I still am in awe on what you can do with a piece of card stock!! Center-Step cards have been around for a considerable while but I think it is always nice to dust it off and update it with new colors and products.

The Peony Garden Suite of products have been very popular since its release in June, I have used the 3D peony as the as my focal point and paired it with Daffodil Delight and Cinnamon Cider Card.

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