Vintage/Shabby Chic Thank You Card with Pretty Medallion

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I have fallen in love with the Pretty Medallion background stamp, I have used it such a lot and will be sharing more with you over the coming weeks.

Today I have given the card a vintage/shabby chic spin with some sponging, die cutting with the Split Card Textures Dies, distressing and crinkled seam binding….. oh and there is a video to pull it all together 🙂

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Merry Melody Asymmetric Christmas Card

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The First Noel is probably my favorite Christmas Carol, the Happy Holly Days Stamp set has a greeting that simply says ‘NOEL’ so I have paired it with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder for today’s card.

This is an asymmetric card – the front is slightly shorter than the back – which allowed another of the greetings from the set to peep thru while the card is still closed.

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Delicate Dalias – DistINKtive Stamps

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Just 11 more days for you to take part in Stampin UP!’s Sale-a-bration – an opportunity to earn free products when you place an order before September 30th! I have been sharing projects I have made with the free products to give you some inspiration, today I have 3 cards to share using the oh so pretty Delicate Dalias Stamp Set, showing 3 different effects of using this lovely DistINKtive 2 step Stampin set.

There are several easy and effective techniques on these cards, masking, 2-step stampin’, and sponging using daubers – see if you can find them 🙂

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Slimline Tri-Fold Birthday Card

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Today’s card was made for a very special friend, another UK ex-pat who I have known long before we both moved to the US. I was unable to visit her for 3 years, but this year I got to celebrate her birthday with her in PA – so naturally an extra-special card was needed!

I used a number of different techniques, sponging, embossing, die-cutting as well as some of the particularly luxurious materials , such as Gold Foil, Shimmer Vellum and Gilded Leaf embellishment

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Cute Hedgehog Thank You Card Idea

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I recently learned that here, in the US, hedgehogs are kept as pets, who knew? Back in my native UK they live in the wild, visit gardens at night, eat the slugs and snails then curl up and sleep thru the winter!

I have broken out my water-colouring pencils again today, for the cutest little guy EVER, using the Walk in the Woods stamp set to create this thank you card, but as always – change out the greeting and it will make the perfect birthday or thinking of you card.

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Ink . Stamp. Share ScrapBook Blog Hop ~ Cosy Christmas Inspiration

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  Alison’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a cosy Christmas picture as our inspiration.

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

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Happy Halloween Card

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Happy Halloween Everyone! We love to see the ‘teeny tinies’ and ‘littles’ from the neighbourhood coming around in their costumes to collect candy.

Today’s card is my final Halloween theme for this year and has some quick and easy techniques to create a ‘Spooktacular’ card. Featuring the Ghoulish Goodies Stamp Set with the Essential Tag Punch building up a spooky mosaic of halloween images.

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Many Layered Blossoms Dies – Video Tutorial

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On page 174 of the 2020 Annual Catalog are a set of dies that produces the most stunning effect.  The Many Layered Blossoms Dies along with some Copper Foil and Adhesive Sheets allowed me to create this beautiful card.

I used Grey Granite  for my original sample, my husband’s  choice ~  I use Basic Black in my video to which produced a more dramatic effect. While I did a tiny bit of stamping with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set I think I could have got away without any stampin’ at all!

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Inspiring Iris ~ Two Step Stampin’

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I have a real love of flowers, my dear Mum and dear Aunt both had ‘green’ thumbs, were enthusiastic gardeners  and had beautiful gardens.  The green thumb skipped a generation – I enjoy the garden when it is blooming but am certainly NOT an enthusiastic gardener, I am inspired by their example  because I love the result – not the doing!

We have the power to inspire people just as they inspire us so creating today’s  card was easy with the beautiful  Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.

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