Butterflies and Feathers – Thank You Card

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I have used the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set a lot, I love the different images and it has some pretty greetings as well. I like to think out of the box for my color combinations, sometimes it is inspired by ribbon, decorative paper or scraps I find on my work station that just ‘look’ interesting and appealing. So that is how the Misty Moonlight and Mint Macaron used today came into being – scraps waiting to be tidied away 🙂

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Introducing Stampin Blends ~ Easy Techniques # 3

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Last month I posted my first two 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 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 sweet readers! So the third in the series introduces the Alcohol Blending Technique – enjoy!

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Quick Pansy Notecard with cute Butterfly

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I have a great fondness for the packs of Note Cards and Envelopes, they are available in Basic White and Very Vanilla and you get 20 for just $7. I like them because they are all cut to size and scored – ready to fold in half and decorate making for a quick and easy start to my card making.

I used the Basic White Note cards for today’s card, I made some to send to my lovely May customers who shopped for their SU goodies with me and also as a ‘make and take’ for my recent catalog launch. I wanted to use the card as a little showcase for a few of the new products and colors.

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Hummingbird Thinking of You Card Idea

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I made this card a few months ago using one of the Saleabration Stamp Sets, A Touch of Ink. While it is no longer available I thought I would still share it as I really like the layout which would lend itself to a stamp set you might have in your stash.

Soft Suede is a great neutral base color and can be paired with almost any of the colors in the Stampin’ UP! family, I added a strip of Scalloped Lace Trim to boost up the femininity but if you change out the Rococo Rose card for a more masculine color and drop the lace it would make a great guy card as well.

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Butterfly Hydrangea Thank you Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I always remember my grandmother having hydrangea bushes in her front garden with huge flower heads, I loved them then and love them still. When I came to live in North Texas I planted some in my front garden, although they grew they never really thrived and I never got the big flower heads I remember as a child.

The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper gives me all the beautiful hydrangea’s I want and I have used it on today’s card. DSP is one of the first things I look at when a new catalog comes out – and I have to admit that over the years I have been a bit of a hoarder. A few years ago I made a promise to myself that I would use more!

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Butterfly and Leaves Sympathy Card

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I have used the Touched My Heart Stamp Set so many times, I just love the lovely sweeping leaf images and the 3 greetings. I have used the sympathy stamp for today’s card but the design and colors would work well if you changed out for another.

With the exception of a couple of splashes of BumbleBee card and ribbon the rest of the card is very neutral, so you could change out for any card and ribbon you might have in your stash.

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Healing Hugs ~ Get Well Soon Fun Fold

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An easy fun fold for today with a simple gatefold with a front panel, they look so impressive but so easy to do.

I used the Healing Hugs stamp set to create this ‘get well soon’ card in nice bold Night of Navy and Mango Melody colors. I think by simply changing out the greeting you could use this design for thank you, birthday or simply ‘just because’!

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Butterfly Wishes ~ Welcome

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We recently had some new neighbors move into our sub-division, remembering how lost we felt when we arrived I like to leave a little card on their porch to just introduce ourselves.

I have had the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set in my stash for a couple of months now but had not yet used it {shock/horror} …. and it has the perfect ‘WELCOME’ stamp!

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Umbrella Butterfly ~ Purple Posy and Blackberry Bliss

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A couple of weeks ago I shared a card using the Umbrella Builder Punch to create a punch art flower, I was so taken with the idea I decided to have another go at using it for something else ~ other than an umbrella so came up with today’s butterfly card.

This punch pairs with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, the large umbrella stamp created the wings, then I used one of the pretty little blossom stamps to create a decorative border with Sahara Sand ink.  I am really pleased with the combination of Purple Posy and Blackberry Bliss, the result of some musing while looking at my card stash 🙂

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