Detlightfully Detailed Thank You Cards

Tucked away on page 189 of Stampin’ UP!’s annual catalog is the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut Specialty paper – quite a mouthful!  The picture just does not do this paper justice – it is quite spectacular and can be used to make the most beautiful cards with very little effort.

The paper is Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other – how neat is that? and is very easy to trim with a Stampin’ Trimmer.

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More Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards with the two-step stampin’ technique using the  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ stamp set.  I have a couple of cards today that uses the same stamp set using  ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  Continue reading

Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Two-step stampin’ is a really great technique and there are a number of stamp sets in the SU catalog that have been designed especially for this.  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ is one of them.   You can use the outline stamp then a ‘filler’ one to give a crisp image or use both ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  I have two examples to share today. Continue reading

Happy Birthday – dear sister

May 12th is my sister, Susie’s, birthday ~ she is 7 years younger than me and lives in the UK, so I don’t get to see too much of her.  While I was always the one who followed the rules (some might say something of a fuddy duddy) she was the one who pushed the envelope and got away with it (mostly!) She is now the proud mother of 4 children and  Nanna to 2 grandbabies – it amazes me that my baby sister is a grandmother!!!

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Thank you Gift Set using Butterfly Basics

Those of you who know me or follow my blog, know that I work for H & R Block.  We are busy people from Jan 1st thru April 15th and we rely a lot on the fantastic ladies who run our front desk, answering phones, greeting clients, taking payment, confirming appointments etc (often times one or more of these at the same time!)
I take a little time before ‘tax day’ to make a little thank you gift for them, I know they make my life a lot easier for all they do for me.

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Thank you cards

One of the lovely things about having card making classes is when you receive a hand-made thank you card in return. I thought I would share a couple I got in the mail in the last few weeks.

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Thank you cards

I have three parts to my working life, Tax Advisor during tax season, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and Origami Owl designer.   I have, on more than one occasion, expressed my feelings on the importance of saying thank you! I recently did some jewellery bars and 2 parts of my working life were able to come together when it came to thanking my hostesses!

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