Pretty Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card Idea

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When Stampin’ UP! announced it was introducing the Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) into its paper crafting tools I was sooooo excited, I was even more excited when I was offered the opportunity to be part of the design ‘team’ during the development phases. Since its release I have used it so much and have a series of videos sharing various techniques for this ‘oh so handy’ tool.

Today’s card is a simple one but has a few techniques, including the Stamparatus, creating greeting banners without punches or dies and a pretty bow tied with the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. Read on to find the links to each of these…………….

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Super Soft Quick Floral Celebration Card

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A couple of weeks ago I participated in a scrapbook blog hop, we had a free hand for the theme and I chose to do one for FAMILY. It was a cold and damp day when I designed the page and made me wish for spring so I pulled out some soft spring colors and the DistINKtive style Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set.

I just loved that page when it was finished, so decided to use the same design and colors, and that is what I am sharing today, it also shows scrapbook pages can inspire cards and vice versa!

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Pretty Floral Birthday Card

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So we did a card for the guys on Saturday – today we turn to a pretty floral one for the lassies in our lives! This is a great card to make as all the hard work is done with the pretty ‘Flower for all Seasons Designer Series Paper.

While I have used a birthday greeting, change it out to create a thank you, thinking of you or best wishes card – it will work for any of these!

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April Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

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 Tricia’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is FLORAL

I have a real soft spot for featuring flowers on my cards ~ whenever a new catalog is released I am always drawn to the floral stamps so this is just the most perfect theme for me this month.

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Beautiful Bouquet ~ Thanks a Bunch

The inspiration for this card came from Pinterest – and shame on me I did not make a note of the creative soul who made it…………… nor could I find it again!

I am very cautious with Pinterest – yes – it is full of such beautiful ideas and a huge source of inspiration but you can get lost in it and before you know what happened several hours have passed and not a lot to show for it! (just don’t ask me how I know!)  So I ration myself and on one of the occasions I did dip in I found this idea – and I just love it. Continue reading