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Stampin' Up! Touch of Ink Accordion Fun Fold!

Hey there! Today I have an easy Accordion Fun Fold to share with you! I used the Sale-a-bration $100 spend stamp set, A Touch of Ink. You can't buy it, but you can choose it as your free gift when you spend $100 before tax & shipping.

For this first card I combined Touch of Ink with a Sale-a-bration $50 spend freebie, Paper Blooms Designer Paper:

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I stamped the butterfly outline with Tuxedo Black ink, then added Seaside Spray with the coordinating image from the set. I added Highland Heather ink with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add sparkle and color all at once!

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The accordion fold pulls out to reveal the inside sentiment:

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I used the same Seaside Spray base with another Paper Blooms print, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray here:

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I created this for a swap:

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I embossed this one's front panel with Meadow Moments "mini" embossing folder. "Mini" fits through the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.

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After embossing I pressed my Versamark ink pad on the layer, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and embossed with my Heat Tool to get the glossy look.

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Here is a tutorial with dimensions to make these fun cards:

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January 11-15


Stampin' Up! Comfort & Hope!

Hey there! Sympathy cards are not my favorite thing to make, but I had to make two this past weekend, so I want to share this card with the Comfort & Hope stamp set today and I will share the other one soon.

I just received the Dry Brush Background stamp a couple of weeks ago from the One-Day stamp sale, but I've been so busy playing with designer series paper that I almost forgot about it!

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As with just about any card I make that I know I'm going to be giving one away, I make two. One of these will go in the mail tomorrow. I combined three sets to make this card with a bit of a masculine feel: Comfort & Hope,  Dry Brush, and Swirly Frames.

I used Misty Moonlight,  Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla for my color combo. I used the largest smooth and the largest scalloped Layering Circle Dies to cut the layers.

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I added a multi-loopy bow to the  edge of the circle with a glue dot.

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I used the Swirly Frames circle on the front focal image and this swirly circles from the Comfort & Hope stamp set inside.

I love this sentiment: "sending you a paper hug"!

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Dimensions:

Misty Moonlight card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"

Soft Suede layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" - need two  to cut scalloped circle: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Very Vanilla layer: 4" x 5 1/4" - need two  to cut smooth focal image circle: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Linen Thread: about 36"

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October 16-20


Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well!

Hey there! Today I have a fall card I created just because I wanted to play some more with my fall designer papers and stamps! I used the Gather Together stamps, Gathered Leaves Dies, and Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Paper to create this gate-fold card:

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I stamped the Gather Together greeting with Early Espresso on a scrap of Very Vanilla before I punched with the Label Me Fancy Punch. After cutting out the gold foil leaf with a Gathered Leaves Die, I added it behind the greeting with a glue dot.

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I stamped the pumpkins with Terracotta Tile ink on a scrap of Terracotta Tile, then cut with the coordinating Gathered Leaves Die. I added Clear Wink of Stella for shine and punched the oak leaf directly from a Gilded Autumn Specialty print with on of the Autumn Punch Pack punches.

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I added a single Gilded Gem for the perfect finishing touch!

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Inside I used more Gather Together images and some Crumb Cake sponging to match the sponged label on the front.

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Dimensions:

Terracotta Tile card base (gate fold): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"

Gilded Autumn Specialty layers: 1 7/8" x 5 1/4"

Very Vanilla greeting: 2" x 3"       inside layer:  4" x 5 1/4"

Gold Foil & Terracotta Tile for leaf and pumpkins: scraps

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October 16-20


Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose with Magic!

Hey there! For today's creation I combined To A Wild Rose, Wild Rose Dies, and new Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. Magic in This Night is Halloween on one side with gorgeous dark and elegant designs on the other. I'm not a big Halloween girl, but I will be using those gorgeous designs for fall!

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I stamped the rose with Tuxedo Black Memento ink then colored with  both the Light and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin'  Blends Alcohol Markers to coordinate with the blooms in the Magic Is The Night Designer Series Paper. I added shimmer with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

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I heat embossed "hello" with gold powder on another Magic In This Night print that I cut with another Wild Rose die. I backed the greeting label with a piece of Basic Black card stock that I cut with the same Wild Rose die and then glued together.

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Inside is another To A Wild Rose sentiment:

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August 11-15

 


Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala!

Hey there! All month I've been offering the Butterfly Gems as my $50 ordering gift, but just realized I haven't shared a single project with them! I pulled out one of my favorite sets, Butterfly Gala, to create an easy card that features them!

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This card came together very quickly! I stamped the four different butterflies with Highland Heather ink on Purple Posy card stock, then dry embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

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I stamped the greeting from Here's a Card on white, stamped-off the butterflies once before stamping over the greeting, then punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I added a couple of Purple Posy Butterfly Gems for the finishing touch.

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Inside I stamped another sentiment from Here's A Card with Highland Heather ink, as well as another pair of butterflies. Isn't this one so appropriate? Not everyone appreciates a handmade card!

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I created a second card with almost the same supplies, but used one of the Butterfly Gala sentiments on the front.

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The Butterfly Gems come in two sizes and the five 2019-2021 In Colors of Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, and Pretty Peacock.

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I used another one of my favorite sentiments from Here's A Card.

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July 26-31


Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs!

Hey there! I needed to make a Get Well card last week for a dear friend who found out she had a heart attack. She's a little younger than me (I'm 60) so of course I was a bit shocked. She's actually feeling much better now that the stent is in. She didn't realize that some of her symptoms were symptoms of a heart attack, but she should be fine now!

I'm hoping she gets her card in the mail before she sees it here on my blog, but it turned out so lovely I just can't wait any longer to share it! I actually made two, which takes only a little longer than making one, so I would have one to display!

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I used Healing Hugs with Gorgeous Grape, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White for my color palette.

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It's hard to capture with a camera, but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the fancy-cut bloom!

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I tied a bit of Flowers For Every Season Ribbon in a bow and added it with a glue dot. The ribbon is Just Jade, but a softer version that I think blends well with Mint Macaron.

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The "Get Well Soon" greeting from Healing Hugs fits perfect inside the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch! I discovered the perfect sequin in the Whale Of A Time Sequins pack!

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Inside is all stamped with images from Healing Hugs:

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July 26-31


Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos!

Hey there! I had a fun day yesterday putting up sweetcorn! After my hubby brought the corn from the patch it was shucked, cooked, dunked in ice water, then cut off the cob and put into freezer bags. My DIL, Faith, helped. She took home bags of corn to freeze, as well as a few gallon bags of naked cobs to freeze and dole out to her chickens for a frosty hot day treat!

Today's project is with the Harvest Hellos stamps, Apple Builder Punch, and Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Paper:

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The Ornate Garden Specialty package says the "red" color is Terracotta Tile, but the Terracotta Tile in this print coordinates perfectly with Rococo Rose, so I stamped the apple with Real Red on Rococo Rose before punching with the Apple Builder Punch. I added Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive leaves and a Soft Suede stem.

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I randomly stamped "you make me smile!" with Crumb Cake on the Crumb Cake base, doubling as a background and the greeting!

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The inside Harvest Hellos sentiment is stamped with Old Olive. I added a stamped apple slice colored with Stampin' Blends.  I added a 1/2" strip of Ornate Garden  to pull it all together.

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July 11-15

 


Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty!

Hey there! I spent a big chunk of my day yesterday babysitting for Liam, Darcy, and their baby sister, Fiona, and then grocery-shopping for myself, and two of my daughters. One of the daughters is currently 3 days past her due date with grandchild #12, so I have been getting her groceries for almost this entire time of shelter-in-place. If the pregnancy is like her first four, she will most likely be at least 2 weeks over due, which means I have 11 days left to get my ducks in a row before I disappear for the next two weeks while I help with the new baby! eeek!

I created today's card with the soon-to-be-retired Label Me Pretty stamp set and also retiring Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards:

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This card came together so quickly! After adhering a layer of Early Espresso under the lacy card front, I then inked the center of the greeting with Early Espresso and Pool Party markers. After stamping on Very Vanilla I stamped the floral brackets with Early Espresso and then punched with the Pretty Label Punch. I added a mat behind the greeting label punched from Pool Party, as well as a couple of gold Metallic Pearls. I created a "faux ribbon" from a 1/4" wide strip of Pool Party embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

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Inside I used a sentiment from the retiring Annual Catalog set, Kindness & Compassion.

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The Pretty Label Punch is NOT retiring, but Label Me Pretty, Kindness & Compassion, and the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut cards & Tin will be gone after June 2nd.

See how gorgeous these cards & envelopes are:
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May 19-22


Stampin' Up! Peaceful Place With Burnt Edges

Hey there! I was MIA yesterday because I was very under-the-weather. I won't go in to all of the details, but I am on the mend now!

The card I'm sharing today came about as the result of almost non-existent mojo. When that happens I usually go way back to basics I learned when I first started stamping. Today's card features two techniques you hardly ever see anymore, "tearing" and "sponging".

The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper was still near my crafting space, so I pulled out one  of the prints that looked like the leaves were stamped with gold or Soft Suede. I chose a Soft Suede card base and Very Vanilla for my color palette.

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After stamping the trees by the creek with Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, I tore around the image, tearing the card stock toward me so I would get lots of layered edge. I then sponged it heavily with Soft Suede ink. Besides "sponging", this is sometimes called "burnt edges" because the sponged edges do kind of look like you held it next to a burning match!

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I used the same tearing and sponging technique with the greeting.

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I added a retiring Designer Element to the lower right corner.

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I used a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker to only ink "thinking of you" from the sentiment, "Thinking of You with Gratitude for your Part in my Journey" to stamp on the inside sentiment layer. Sponging does get your fingers messy, so sometimes you end up sponging a little more than you planned just to cover up inky fingerprints! lol.

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May 7-10

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Retiring Products Part Two!

Hey there! After looking at the pile of swaps I still have to share with you this month, I decided to do an extra post today!

First, by Karen Kurz. Retiring: Pretty Label Punch

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Kathy Johnson. Retiring: Painted Glass stamp set and Stained Glass Dies.

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A fancy fold by Deb McCahan. Retiring: Painted Glass stamps.

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Angela Waters. Retiring: Pretty Label Punch, Woven Threads Designer Paper, 19/21 In Color Faceted Dots and Silver Glimmer Paper.

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Now I really am done for today! Come back tomorrow for a new, original creation!

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