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Have been a little bit quiet over the last few days, I had a Christmas/Holiday card Stamp Camp on Friday and Saturday – I spent most of Thursday preparing for it which included  tying a bunch of ribbon bows!…. and completely forgot to write something for my blog.

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Gift Card Set ~ using Stampin Up’s Afternoon Picnic DSP

Inspired by the set I made by dear friend last week (which she loved!)  I decided to make a second one as a hostess gift for the upcoming holidays.

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This one uses the same two stamp sets as the one I made last week, Best of Shelli’ and ‘Petite Pairs’ but I used the ‘Afternoon Picnic’ DSP with Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and inks.  Pretty pleased with the result!

petite pairs

Petite Pairs is a very versatile stamp set – with sentiments covering most occasions, one for the outside of your card and a complementary sentiment for the inside….. it is one of my ‘go-to’ sets when designing my cards.

Like the recipe for this card set? Simply ‘follow’ my blog, ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on this post and I will be happy to send it to you 🙂

In the meantime,  Happy Stamping !

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Gift Card Set ~ using Stampin’ Up’s Venetian Romance DSP

A dear friend is celebrating a milestone birthday later this month, but she doesn’t want any fuss, no buying of presents, parties or cake etc. Well I certainly cannot let such an occasion pass me completely by, so ……………

I love to make cards and 3D items, so the project I chose as my gift to her brings both of these aspects of paper crafting together! She is an avid letter writer so I decided to make her a set of 10 cards in a neat little folder. I have met her restriction of not ‘buying’ anything – ‘cos I made it all of materials I had in my ‘stash’.


My three main colors are Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede.  All the sentiments were stamped in Island Indigo with some sponging in Soft Suede.  These are the colors  in the Venetion Romance DSP I chose to use.

The sentiments were from ‘Petite Pairs’ stamp set and the Artisan Label Punch used to layer them.

Each card was stamped with the ‘swirly’ image from the ‘Best of Shelli’ 25th anniversary set.

best of shelli

The front cover of the folder used ‘Chalk Talk’ stamp and matching framelits.

chalk talk

If you ‘follow’  ~  ‘like’  and ‘comment’ on this post I will happily send you the recipe for this set of cards with the matching holder.  Not a bad deal…….. !!!!