Pansy Stamps and Dies – hints and tips

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One of the new stamp set and die bundles in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is the Pansy Patch Bundle. It has the most lifelike and beautiful pansies that can be stamped by themselves or cut with the dies or indeed to cut out the separate pieces and assemble a beautiful flower.

At first this bundle might seem a little complex but it really is not and the intention of this post with the video tutorial is to introduce them and give you some hints and tips on using them – and you will be creating beautiful cards with them in no time 🙂

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Sailboat Father’s Day Card Idea

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I know we are a couple of weeks away from Father’s Day, but I wanted to share a card idea so that you can be inspired and be ready for the actual day!

The Sailing Home Stamp set has been in the catalog for a couple of years now – it is perfect for a guy card whether it be father’s day or birthday, I have used it a lot and have put some links further down so you can see how useful it has been.

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Introducing Stampin’ UP!’s Kits Collections

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I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.

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Product Spotlight ~ Stampin Spots

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Tucked away on page 129 of the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is a little hidden gem – Uninked Stampin Spots – these little treasures allow you to make your own small ink pads using the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.

I was asked about them the other day, how do they work? Well today’s post I am sharing how I add the ink, how I label and store them, as well as a few tips on how to use them……… and there is a video as pictures can work far better than simply words!

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Fun Ice Cream Happy Birthday Card Idea

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While we have had a very wet May here in North Texas, when the sun comes out it get hot very quickly. Today we have one of those sunny days, perfect for an ice cream cone which featured on my card today.

We have a few more weeks for the January – June 2021 mini catalog where you can find the Ice Cream Corner Suite. By using the appropriate ink colors I have a mint, strawberry and vanilla ice cream stack!

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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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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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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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Poinsettia Thank You Card ~ Easy One Sheet Wonder

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Happy December! Today I am mixing a little Christmas with a thank you card, we are all going to need to be sending thank yous over the coming weeks, and how much nicer would it be to send a card rather than an email or text! and I think this would be the perfect card to send.

Poinsettias are so ‘Christmas’, it is the only time we see them in the shops! I was playing around with the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set, just randomly stamping the petals on a sheet of Very Vanilla Card, before too long I had covered it with petals, leaves and little berries……. and voila I had a one sheet wonder!

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