Tasteful Textures – Happy Card

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Today I have paired Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler – not a color combination I would have thought would go together until I tried it – you have to be adventurous, get those inks out and work with them – you will surprise yourself on how the wonderful colors we have in the Stampin’ UP! color families go together!

My stamp set is Tasteful Textures, it has three lovely designs and six greetings – you can’t do better than a stamp set with images and greetings!

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Let’s Celebrate ~ For the Love of Felt

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So I have to confess and tell you today’s card is made with a stamp set that I ordered in error – I think I must have either misread the catalog number or twisted a couple of digits around!

For the Love of Felt Stamp Set was designed to be part of the For the Love of Felt Project kit, a fun kit with felt embellishments and other supplies to make 12 cards and a cute presentation box. ( I have added a link to the kit below in case you are interested!)

I guess I could have returned the set but I decided to make it work for me and came up with the following design……………..

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Harvest Hello – Autumn Card

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I think it is safe to say that autumn has finally arrived in North Texas, we had a cold front come thru late last Tuesday which plummeted our daytime temp from mid 90’s down to the mid 40’s! and we had 1/2 of rain!

Today’s card features  a quintessential symbol of autumn – the pumpkin, the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set has a coordinating Apple Builder Punch which is just perfect for creating pumpkins.  I chose to use the ‘Hey There Pumpkin’ greeting  – there are several in the set to choose from although I feel ‘Hey there…’  would be great for a birthday card, maybe a ‘just because’ card.

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To Every Season ~ Halloween Sweet & Simple Card

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Have you seen the To Every Season stamp set on Page 51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog? It has stamps and greetings for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine ~ how useful is that?  Not only that – there is a coordinating Every Season Punch Pack  and I just love punches.

So here we are a third of the way thru October!………..time to create Halloween card using this versatile set.

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Rooted in Nature ~ Thinking of You

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Today’s card is one my ladies made in a recent Card Buffet – I get a lot of requests for ‘Get Well’, Sympathy and the like so I figure that ‘Thinking of You’ covers all those bases!  The Rooted in Nature stamp set is one I go to a lot – mainly because I just love that little cluster leaves stamp, and my colors are quite muted and not too jazzy so I think it would make a great guy card with a little change in the greeting.

Check out the links below for other cards made with this set.

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Magnolia Blooms 4 Panel Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I wanted to try a fancy fold called the 4 panel card – I checked out ideas on the internet and came across some lovely samples but they were all started with a 12 x 12 piece of card.  I have some colors in this size card stock but I have a much better choice of colors in the regular letter size of 11 x 8 1/2.  So I had a footle around with some copy paper and came up with a design using this size card.

I chose to use a couple of stamp sets on this card – Magnolia Blooms and Artisan Textures.  As you will see in the video I also a took some ‘greeting’ stamps the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set.

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Stamparatus with Budding Borders Thank You

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Every month I send a thank you card to all the wonderful customers who have shopped for their Stampin’ UP! supplies with me, either in person at classes and workshops or thru my on-line store ~ I am so grateful to you all…………. and you know who you are 🙂

My August card featured the  Budding Borders Stamp Set along with my Stamparatus which made my cards very quick to line up and get a good stampin’ finish.

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Wonderfully Wicked with Woodland Embossing

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So here we are – October 2nd!  although here in North Texas it is hard to believe it as we continue to have temperatures in the mid 90’s and have only had rain twice in the last 9 weeks!  As many of you know I originally came from south-west England some 18 years ago, before we came to this part of the world I never would believe I would ever WISH for rain!!!

As this is the start of October I am sharing a Halloween card using the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  As I write this post, Brian (best beloved!) is  putting out the Halloween decorations in the front garden. Continue reading