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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Tasteful Touches ‘Hello’ Card

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‘Just Saying Hello’ – here is a card you can use for most any occasion – how wonderful to receive this and know that someone is thinking of you, particularly if you have not seen them in a while.

I broke out the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set along with the coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies for today’s card, choosing calm Pool Party and Basic Grey for my colors.

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Hello Card ~ using Curvy Dies Technique

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Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. 

This brand new Quite Curvy stamp set and coordinating Curvy Dies were launched yesterday. It allows us to make such pretty and delicate cards. I played around with them so that I could share my technique with you, they are very easy to use though it helps to have a little guidance 🙂

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Many Layered Blossoms Dies – Video Tutorial

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On page 174 of the 2020 Annual Catalog are a set of dies that produces the most stunning effect.  The Many Layered Blossoms Dies along with some Copper Foil and Adhesive Sheets allowed me to create this beautiful card.

I used Grey Granite  for my original sample, my husband’s  choice ~  I use Basic Black in my video to which produced a more dramatic effect. While I did a tiny bit of stamping with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set I think I could have got away without any stampin’ at all!

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Introducing 2020 – 2022 In-color Cinnamon Cider

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I was looking thru my posts the other day and realized I had not yet introduced you to the last of the 2020 – 2022 In-Color – Cinnamon Cider! So today I share that color along with BumbleBee which is a perfect coordinating color.

I also used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp set paired with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set for my greeting, which would be perfect for just about any occasion.

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Using Stampin’ Markers to Ink Stamps with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set + Video Tutorial!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Time for another stampin’ technique ~ today I am going to be using a Stampin Marker to ink up one of the stamps on my card.  This is great if you don’t have the stamp pad in the color you want to use but you do have the marker.

I have paired the Beauty Abounds stamp set with Mint Macaron and Purple Posy – I don’t have the Purple Posy ink pad yet but I do have the marker.  This stamp set has a really beautiful, swirly, stem of flowers and leaves – a perfect focal point for my card.

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Introducing …………. Pretty Peacock with Mint Macaron

Pretty Peacock is the third of the 5 new Stampin’ UP!  in-colors for this year, I have done a little experiencing with some of the other colors in the SU family and have paired it with some Mint Macaron and the scrummy Copper Foil, which in all honesty was the starting point for my card today.  I had a piece left from another project, the surface was a little scuffed so I ran it thru the BIG SHOT with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and I fell in love!

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May 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  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MONOCHROME.  I must admit that when the theme was announced I thought I knew what it meant but needed to check – and this is what I found:

“Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black.”

OK then, first thing first……….. choose a color

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Hello ~ Accented Blooms

Summer is well and truly with us here in North Texas – we are forecast for 100F+ for the next 10 days.  My garden is looking a little parched despite the fact I am out watering at 7am every day!

One thing that will not fade away in the heat is the lovely flowers that are part of the Accented Blooms Stamp Set.  I have used So Saffron, Pool Party, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz to watercolor my flowers and they are still as vibrant as the day I painted them.

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