Perennial Birthday Fancy Fold

I cannot believe it is a month since I was in Orlando Florida at Stampin’ UP!’s annual get-together for demonstators, celebrating our 30th anniversary,  Where did that month go?

One of the traditions of our OnStage event is to make cards and swap with other talented demonstrators – so to give us a little break from Christmas themes I though I would share my swap, the theme being ‘Celebration’.  There is a perfect ‘celebration’ greeting in the Perennial Birthday Stamp set and as I was going to make quite a few cards I used the image stamps to create my own decorative paper.

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Winter Woods Christmas

After a beautiful sunny weekend it has turned chilly here in North Texas – we just woke up to 31F this morning.  But we are in December so we cannot complain, Christmas is just around the corner and a little cold weather always makes it seem a bit more ‘Christmassy’ as does putting up the Christmas decorations.  My husband, Brian and I spent one of our sunny days putting the lights up on the outside of the house so that along with the colder weather is really making things Merry and Bright.

Which is the theme of my card today using the Winter Woods Stamp Set along with the coordinating die set In the Woods Framelit Dies, this was one of the projects we made at a recent get-together  with my Stampin’ Mum and Sisters.

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Lovely as a Tree meets Dashing Deer

I cannot let this Christmas season go by without an appearance of the perennial favorite Lovely as a Tree Stamp set.  I have been associated with Stampin’ UP! since 2006 and this stamp set was available back then.  I heard a rumour that it was either designed or the brain child of Shelli Gardner’s sister, Vonna, both of whom co-founded the company back in 1988 ( we have spent the last year celebrating the 30 year anniversary) and that because of this it will never retire – who knows the truth of it but it is a lovely story 🙂

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Pop of Petals Side Step Fold – Video Tutorial

I just love this card – it has flowers, it has pink, it has lace and it has sparkle – all my favorites in one tidy package.

The sidestep fold is very impressive looking but is easy to do if you have a good paper trimmer with a scoring blade as well as cutting blade – which is exactly what the Stampin Trimmer is!  The fold also gives you lots of surfaces to decorate which is how I have managed to get all my favorites in 🙂  Continue reading

Delightfully Detailed Notes Cards and Stylish Christmas ~ Sweet and Simple

Back in June when the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog was released I ordered a packet of the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes – I love to have note cards on hand,  they are so very handy as they are ready cut and scored, the difference with these ones is the front of each is already printed and ready for layering or embellishing.

They were  designed to co-ordinate with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and I have used oodles of that and shared them on this page, but today I have paired them with the Stylish Christmas Stamp set to create a not so Christmassy card – in fact it was my thank you card for the wonderful folks who shopped for their SU goodies with me during October.

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Healing Hugs Get Well

Most  of us would really rather not  make get well cards (cos’ it means someone is not well) but isn’t it wonderful that when the need arises we have the perfect stamp set to make one with ~ the  Healing Hugs Stamp Set is that perfect set and it even has the perfect name to get your message across.

Heads Up – if you order it today you will get 10% off the regular price – click here to see

Once again my colors were decided by my ribbon drawer – it is one of my main sources of color inspiration!

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Stampin’ UP!’s Extravaganza Part 2 ~ Stamps and Kits~

The ON-Line Extravaganza is a GO!

SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ UP! are throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

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Christmas Packaging ~Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop again, 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 Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Christmas Packaging! 

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Stampin’ UP!’s Extravaganza Starts today!!!!

The ON-Line Extravaganza is a GO!

SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ UP! are throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

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