Super Feminine – Power of Hope Card

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The Power of Hope Stamp Set is one of the sets available for FREE during Sale-a-bration, I used it for today’s ultra feminine card, this set has some very pretty images as well as some inspirational greetings that are perfect for that ‘just because’ card we might sent when we are thinking of someone who would just love to know we are thinking of them.

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Winter Woods with a bit of Masking

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The weather here in North Texas can swing from warm to chilly cold at this time of year.  The last couple of days have been chilly cold and remind me very much of the weather in the UK where I was born.  To be honest it is not as cold as it would be this time of year in the UK but after 18 years living in this part of the world I think my blood has thinned down and I feel the cold far more keenly!

So today’s card reminds me a little of the winters back ‘home’ but at the same time it is a very peaceful and restful card using the Winter Woods Stamp Set and a masking/sponging technique.

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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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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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Happy Retirement Adirondack Chair and Follow Your Art

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It is so lovely to hear that someone is retiring – how wonderful to be able to get to that stage in your life when your time is your own to do with what you want – when you want to do it! So when a dear friend’s husband announced he was retiring in August it was the perfect occasion to celebrate with a card for him.

Today’s card has a tiny bit of stamping using the Well Said stamp set then some die cutting with the coordinating Well Written Dies.

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Woven Heirlooms ~ Vintage Anniversary Card.

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I created today’s card for my brother and sister-in-laws 23rd wedding anniversary -with the  Woven Heirlooms  Stamp Set and the coordinating Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders.

I have tried to give the card a vintage look, Roccoco Rose and Sahara Sand and the 4 texture stamps in the set has some pretty curly shapes which are perfect for vintage along with some sponging and Basic Jewel Pearls.

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Sponging Technique with Tasteful Textures

Today I am late with my post – to be honest I am a couple of days late – but I have a good reason!

On Saturday evening our house was struck by lightening!  A big flash, bang and the strong smell of ozone – it fried our cable service (internet, TV), all the switching powers supplies for various electronic devices ( including our phone service!) then a TV and the dishwasher! So we have spent the last couple of days piecing our lives back together – Friday we go shop for a dishwasher! 🙂

I have a video technique to share today which shows a simple but very effective technique – sponging – I use it a lot in my cards and other projects and I think it benefits from revisiting from time-to-time.

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June Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ 3D

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Anastasia’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is 3D. ……………. oh and I just love to do 3D projects! So today I have chosen to do a home decor piece using the Magnolia Memory Dies from the new 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog.

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