Give It A Whirl Dies ~ Hints and Tips

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Receiving a card in the post is wonderful, receiving one with moving parts is even BETTER! The Give it a Whirl Die Set is a great way of creating an interactive card for children and adults alike!

Today’s post has a video where I share hints and tips for using the dies successfully, I have created quite a simple birthday card, but you can use whatever you have in your stash to create as fancy a card as you want ~ I have included a few other samples after the video – so please go check them out.

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24 hour Stamp Sale for today only – October 20th only!

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Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, you can snag select cling stamp sets at a 15% discount. This short and stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year, so get in gear—it’s time to shop ’til you drop!

I know you love a good bargain, and Stampin’ UP! have a selection of stamp sets on sale for today only. I thought you might like to visit my online store and check them out before the sale ends tonight!” Please read on for the skinny on this fantastic sale!

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Campology ~ a card for the guys in our lives

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My posts have been a little tardy this last week due to a bad case of allergies and asthma that landed me in urgent care yesterday morning when I should have been writing my post!! Well I am now dosed up with antibiotics and steroids (one of which was in my ‘sit-upon’ ) and ready to go again 🙂 I like to write my posts within 24 hours of posting them so I know I am including the most up to date information -so I don’t prepare them days or weeks in advance.

I have shared before that masculine cards have always been a bit of a challenge for me – well for someone who loves flowers and sparkles that is understandable I guess, but the Campology Stamp Set is a great one for the guys and that is what I am showcasing today!

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Pretty Pumpkin Pinwheel Thanksgiving Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I love a fun fold card and I have a personal mission to ensure I used my decorative paper in my card making. Today’s card meets both of those plus I have a lovely thanksgiving card as a result, plus it will fit into a standard 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope for easy posting!

I have also used several techniques that I have used before, coloring with Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing – if you scroll down a little you will see links to post and videos I have made about those……. enjoy!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – October Showcase

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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 Angie’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Butterflies and Feathers – Thank You Card

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I have used the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set a lot, I love the different images and it has some pretty greetings as well. I like to think out of the box for my color combinations, sometimes it is inspired by ribbon, decorative paper or scraps I find on my work station that just ‘look’ interesting and appealing. So that is how the Misty Moonlight and Mint Macaron used today came into being – scraps waiting to be tidied away 🙂

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Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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