Ornate Borders ~ Melon Mambo or Highland Heather?

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During April we have had the early release of the Ornate Garden Suite which  will be in the new 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog – I have shared a few other cards using the products in this suite – scroll on down for the links 🙂

Today I have just used the Ornate Borders Dies and the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, no stampin’ , no ink, just letting the design and color do all the ‘talking’.  Both cards are the same – I have simply switched out Whisper White and Basic Black and thrown in a little splash of color.  Perfect for many different occasions.

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Positive Thoughts ~ Patch Card #2

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A couple of weeks ago I introduced the idea of a ‘Patch Card’, where I found a piece of card laying on my workbench or by my paper trimmer, then built up my design on that piece before attaching it to a regular size card base.

Today’s card started with the piece of HIghland Heather – not surprising as those of you that have been following me recently will know,  I have used this color quite a bit for some reason!  The Very Vanilla oval is also something I had in my little bin of ‘stuff’ which has punched shapes, bows, etc that I have left over from other projects that when I tried to use them it did not work – but I could not bear to throw it away!

Once again I have reached out for the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, I think this really appeals to me under the circumstances we found ourselves at the moment – I am sending positive thoughts to you all as well.

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Ornate Garden Suite ~ Early Release

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At the beginning of June we will have a new annual catalog!  One of the suites within it is now available for early release ~ starting today!  The Ornate Garden Suite is just stunning, with 2 stamp sets, 2 sets of dies, a 3D Embossing folder. DSP, ribbon combo pack and Gilded Gems.

I decided to just use one of the products with today’s card the Ornate Border’s Dies and to use a really vibrant combination of Highland Heather and Melon Mambo!

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Let’s Hear It For the Boys ~ 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  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ‘Lets Hear It For The Boys’

When I heard the theme of this month’s hop my mind went straight to the  Deniece Williams song from 1984  (that puts my a marker for my age!) ~ so knew I would use the Music From the Heart Stamp Set.

I recently made a birthday card for a friend’s husband who plays the guitar under the name of ‘The Winemaker’ using that set so that is the one I am sharing with you today.

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Lovely Lily Pad Patch Card ~ my new thing!

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This card started with a 3 x 2 3/4 piece of Old Olive card – it was a scrap of card that was sitting next to my Paper Trimmer.  I built up my decoupage lily design on this piece and then stuck it on a card base.  I have decided to call this a ‘Patch Card’

The design features 2 of the products from the 2020 Sale-a-bation catalog, the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and the coordinating  Lily Pad Dies ~ click here for more info on Sale-a-bration. I also sent this card to two of my team who celebrate an anniversary of joining Stampin’ UP! this month. Click here to learn more about joining my team

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Peaceful Moments Thank You

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Back in January I hosted a ‘product share’ for the new designer series papers (DSP) from the Stampin’ UP! 2020 Mini Catalog.  One of the papers is the Peaceful Poppies DSP which has lots of cheerful poppies in bright and happy colors.

To show how you can use these wonderful papers as a focal point of your card I am sharing my customer thank you card for my January shoppers – add a simple but heart-felt greeting and you have  the perfect card.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic Licence

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin’ UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Jo’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have  Artistic Licence to use any of the products in the Annual Catalog or the new 2020 Mini Catalog ~ I think this page could be used to keep memories from just about any occasion, birthday, graduation, engagement, anniversary!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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July Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic License

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Shirley’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we were given a free-hand with our design ~ Artistic Licence ~ I have focused on the Noble Peacock Suite using  one set of dies and the sumptuous Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Paper and Rhinestones

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Tone-on-Tone Technique with Tasteful Textures

I am sharing another technique today – Tone-on-Tone stamping along with a video to show you how easy it is to do!

I first came across the term ‘tone-on-tone ‘ when I  came to live in  the US some 18 years ago.  Due to visa restrictions I was not allowed to work ~ I had to find something to do with my time – so I found myself a quilting class,  the list of supplies included some fabric called ‘tone on tone neutral’, which meant nothing to me at the time, until the really kind lady in the fabric stop helped me out 🙂

I am using one of the new stamp sets from the 2019 -2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog, Tasteful Textures, as well as showcasing a couple of the new ribbons and embellishments which were in my recent ribbon and embellishment product share ~ click here for details

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