Pressed Petals Easel Card with Sticky Notes

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Today’s card is all about my 200th video!  I chose an Easel card fun fold that has a calendar and a pad of sticky notes, so this will sit on your desk for a whole year!

I also used one of the 2020 Sale-a-bration items, the Small Bloom Punch and Here’s a Card Stamp set, that is in the 2020 Mini Catalog as well.  The Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Paper is so very pretty and I have added to the prettines with flowers, leaves, pearls and the very delicate Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  If you love the fold but don’t want to add the calendar and sticky notes I have included an idea for just making the card.   So enjoy………………………………

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Christmas Roses ~ All Occasion Card

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I so love this Christmas Roses stamp set along with the Roses Dies.  Please don’t get caught up with the name of the stamp set – I have used it a lot for other occasions and today’s card makes me think of an anniversary card and since it is all gold ~ a 50th wedding anniversary!  But you don’t have to wait for someone to reach that momentous milestone – it would make a fabulous card to celebrate any anniversary or birthday – so go ahead and give it a go!

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Pop of Petals Sympathy

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Sympathy cards are not really the ones we want to send but they do give huge comfort to the family.  Today’s card has a sympathy greeting but the design would work for any other occasion such as a birthday or thank you.

I chose the Pop of Petals and Kindness and Compassion stamp sets for this card as the Pop of Petals set is all images without any greetings.

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2020 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration has Started!!

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The 2020 Mini Catalog went live on January 4th as well as Sale-a-bration.

So what is Sale-a-bration??    It is a great way to get FREE stuff ~ for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! goodies (exc shipping and tax)  – either from the Annual Catalog or the 2020 Mini  Catalog or even the Clearance Rack; you can choose a  Sale-a-bration catalog item and there are 12 different items to choose from ~ you can collect as many in one order as you want.

As a demonstrator I was able to place my order in December so I was able to get my hands on some of the free products ahead of time.  There are a couple of links to the right to get to both the new catalogs, if would like your own copies, click here  and I will send you them for FREE!

I made today’s card with one of those sets…..The Gang’s All Meer ~ the cutest set with Meerkats!!

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Free as a Bird ~ Vintage Thank you Card

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I was looking for a little vintage in today’s card and the sponging technique is one of the quickest and easiest ways to create this effect.

My stamp set is the Free as a Bird set, using one of the little birds, that lovely set of leaves (I am a bit of a softy for leaves!) and one of the 6 greetings in the set.  In fact this is a great set all around, with leaves, flowers, birds and greetings it gives you a fine choice to create cards for a variety of occasions.

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Christmastime is Here – still available

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The Christmastime is Here bundle was launched on November 1st with just lovely papers and embellishments – it is available while stocks last – well guess what? these items are still available!

I am sharing the card I made and sent to all my lovely customers using the Christmas Rose Stamp Set, the Roses Dies, Specialty DSP and 1/4″ Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  Although this is a Christmas card the products lend themselves to other occasions simply by changing out the greeting.

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Fantastic Stampin’ UP! Joining offer

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I have been a crafter all my life, my Dad taught me to knit, my grandmother taught me to crotchet, my Mum taught me embroidery and I took myself off to classes to learn to make bobbin lace.  All of these are wonderful outlets for my creativity but all of them take time to come up with a completed project…………  SO that is when I added card crafting to my life – I can create and finish a project in as little as 10 minutes or maybe as long as 30 or 40 mins depending on the complexity especially if it is a scrapbook page.

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Cheers to the New Year

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Gosh, the last day of the year and the decade! Cannot believe that tomorrow we will be in the Twenties ~ will they be roaring like the last century’s were? Today’s card is perfect for a New Years celebration but it would also be great for an anniversary, graduation, engagement, wedding … lots of possibilites!

So to all my readers, customers, friends and family, near and far. I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Let’s ring in the new decade with hope and an open heart. Wish each other well and mean it. Help those who need it and accept help when offered. Let’s make it an amazing 2020!!!

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Botanical Bliss Birthday

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Today’s card showcases all three of the purples in the Stampin’ UP! family of colors, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy – it also gave me the chance to show off the 3/8 Tricolor Ribbon which also has the same three colors.

I chose to use a simple Z fold for my base and the Highland Heather ink for all my stamping which was done with the Botanical Bliss Stamp set.

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