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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Forever Fern Friend Card Idea

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I have used the Forever Fern Stamp Set such a lot – I love those leaves and there are some lovely greetings to go along with them. Today I have paired it with the Bloom Where You’re Planted Decorative Paper, which itself has lots of leafy designs that work well with the stamps.

The ‘to a friend that makes me smile’ greeting is just so lovely – it can work for a birthday, thinking of you, get well or just because card – it just covers a host of different occasions.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – One Sheet Wonder ~ November 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 Polly’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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Fall Sampler Home Decor Idea

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This is the second in the series of seasonal samplers I was asked to design for a class. Home decor is a particular favorite of mine, I just love to pull together the different elements, experimenting with different textures and colors until I trip over the ‘right’ combination.

I resisted the temptation to use the ‘traditional’ autumn/fall colors of cajun craze and pumpkin pie, although I did not use any of the papers, the color combination was inspired by the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper so you will see Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and the different shade of gold in the Brushed Metallic Card.

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Quick and Easy Z-fun fold card Idea

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I do love a fun fold and the quicker and easier the better! Today I have used a very simple Z fold and paired Pool Party with Rich Razzleberry, which I think is a great combination.

Today is the last day for the 2020 – 2021 Stampin UP! catalog – although all the products (with the exception of the Classic Label Punch ) I am using today are carrying over you might just have something on your wish list that will be here today but gone tomorrow!

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Forever Greenery Three Block Pop-Up Card – Video Tutorial

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Today I have a really lovely fun fold – it is so impressive but surprisingly easy to make, I have made a video tutorial to help you make one as well.

This fun fold is quite popular but most of the examples I found used 12 x 12 card and needed a custom envelope, which here in the US would have required additional postage – so I footled around to design one that uses a sheet of 11 x 8 1/2 and will fit into the regular 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope!

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Forever Fern ~ Sympathy Card

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There are times we need a sympathy card, not the happiest of cards to make but Stampin’ UP! has colors and images that make it easy to design them.

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set with the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set for my sentiment to create a simple but heartfelt card. I love this set, having used it for different occasions, you can scroll down a little way to find some links to other cards.

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Monochrome Forever Fern ~ Inspirational Card

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I shared earlier this week that the 1/4 Grey Granite Shimmer Ribbon is a firm favorite – it goes with just about everything.  I have also said in the past that my ribbon drawer is often the inspiration for some of my designs, so it goes without saying that my favorite ribbon would start the ball rolling on a card….. and so here it is!

I chose the Forever Fern Bundle, which has the Forever Fern Stamp Set and the Forever Flourishing Dies.   If you are looking for an all occasion bundle then this is the one for you – it has the DistINKtive style of stamps which gives your images depths of color by just stamping once!

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Introducing Magenta Madness with an Inspirational Card

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Oh my gosh – Magenta Madness certainly packs some WOW factor!  I have to say that I was a bit doubtful of using all this color for my card today, don’t get me wrong – I love the color  – but have paired it with Smoky Slate to give a bit of  neutral support.

The Forever Fern Stamp Set has been so very popular since its debut at the beginning of June, it is part of the Forever Greenery Suite which invokes thoughts of lush greens – but I have taken the liberty of using Magenta Madness – ‘cos not all leaves have to be green, do they?

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