Artfully Composed meets Biggest Wish ~ Guy Card

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Here is a great way to use up your decorative paper, simply cut a 2″ circle and attach it to your card front! I simply chose some of the colors out of the paper, in this case Just Jade and Basic Black and used the card and ink colors to build up the design.

Now I have to admit this card was at the bottom of the pile of designs I had for my blog and I am a little late in posting it as Just Jade has recently retired however you could swap out for Old Olive and still create this style of card.

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Floating Book Fold Card ~ featuring Sun Prints Collection

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I love a fun-fold card – the ladies who come to my classes love to create something just a little out of the ordinary and today’s card with video is just that.

I used the goodies from the newly released Sun Prints Collection, which has a stamp set with coordinating dies, the Fern 3D embossing folder and the very pretty Sun Prints decorative paper, scroll down for more info on the supplies, which are available separately or as a whole collection – you choose!. I have also thrown in one of the new in-colors ~ Tahitian Tide which pairs very well with Night of Navy.

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Embossed Pearlescent Wedding Card Idea

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We are on the verge of wedding season and I have several folks who are planning their ‘I do’ day over the coming months. Wherever possible I like to try to pick up on the wedding colors for the cards I make and send, however some weddings choose the neutral white or ivory. Today’s card is one that would work for any wedding theme as it is ivory with a little touch of gold.

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Paper Hug – Inspirational Card Idea

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What a great sentiment for a card – it can be used for just about any occasion, especially one of those times when you feel like sending a card to someone you know needs cheering up, letting them know you are thinking about them.

This card is a bit of a punch fest – using 3 to create the embellishments in what is a very simple card.

BTW – with a new catalog comes a new offer to become part of the Stampin’ UP! family – check it out here!

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Punch Art Honey Bee – Vintage Card Idea

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You have probably picked up over the years that I love punches! They are quick and easy to use – I used the Lady Bird Builder Punch to create the sweet little honey bee on today’s card.

While I am very fond of shabby chic/vintage style cards I don’t make them very often as I run out of ideas, however the ink sponging technique with a little water coloring is a great way to start. Read on to see the card and video on creating the honey bee.

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Unusual Daffodils ~ Thank you card idea

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Last week I shared my technique for creating daffodils with the Daffodil Dies. As I explained in my video at the time I chose to use some ‘off the wall’ colors for my demo so that it would be easier for you to see how the different pieces went together.

As you know – I hate waste – and seeing those two ‘wild’ looking daffodils sitting on my work bench troubled me! so I pulled out some Basic Black card, did a touch of heat embossing and attached them to create this thank you card.

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