Textures & Frames with aTrio of Greens ~ Birthday Card Idea

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The Textures and Frames Stamp Set is featured in today’s card, one of the best things about this set is that you can get it for free if you place an order before Sept 30th 2021 as part of SALE-A-BRATION. To give you an idea on what you can do with this set I selected 3 of Stampin’ UP! greens and randomly stamped over a piece of Very Vanilla Card. When the card was all finished it struck me that it could be used for male or female, you could change out the colors, of course, but those greens are gonna work either way.

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Introducing Stampin Blends ~ Easy Techniques # 3

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Last month I posted my first two videos introducing Stampin’ Blends, as I explained at that time, Stampin Blends are alcohol markers and have been available for a few years now. Although I have some of them I have not really explored them very much. When one of my lovely customers asked me a question on them I was unable to give her a good answer and made the decision I was going to teach myself how to use them!

Rather than practice in private – I decided I was going to practice on video, starting with the basics and developing my skills in front of you, my sweet readers! So the third in the series introduces the Alcohol Blending Technique – enjoy!

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Very Versailles Sympathy Card Idea

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Sometimes we need a sympathy card, I know I have had to send out a some in the last couple of months, but it gives me a sense that at least I have done ‘something’ to acknowledge the loss a family is feeling.

It is difficult to judge what colors to use, black, or dark colors versus something a little brighter, I pondered on this and decided to go with Very Vanilla and Just Jade and use the peaceful trail of leaves from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.

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Bumble Bee Birthday Card Idea

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I chose to use Bumble Bee design from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper for todays card, pulling out 2 of the colors for my card, Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight. To showcase the double-sidedness of the paper I used both sides of the same sheet.

Bumble Bees are attracted to flowers so I built up the flowers and leaves using the Lacy Petal Dies, giving me a really pretty and feminine card.

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Delicate Gatefold Congratulations Card

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Today’s card was inspired by the Playing with Patterns Combo Ribbon Pack! ~ the combination of the Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy Ribbons was just perfect. This is the card I created for my niece’s 18th birthday earlier this month. I am not too much up on the likes and dislikes of young people reaching their majority but I know she is really not into lots of frills.

There is only a tiny bit of stamping for my greeting which comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.

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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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Fond Farewell ~ Layered with Kindness Birthday

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As we get closer to June 3rd and the launch of the new 2020 – 2021 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog we shall also get closer to saying a fond farewell to some of the products that will be retiring on that same day.

The Layered with Kindness stamp set and Country Floral 3D embossing folder have been a couple of favorites over recent months so I have a card that will show them together ‘ one last time’ 🙂 You can still get these products from my on-line store (while stocks last) by clicking the links at the end of my post.

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