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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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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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – June 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 Kim’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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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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Flip over calendar ~ June

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Happy June! In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later in this new year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, June, which you can see has bright, cheerful blossoms with butterflies as its theme.

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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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