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Yesterday was our Control Freaks lunchtime swap at the Stampin' UP! Convention and today I am sharing the 2nd card I traded with my Control Freak friends!

See yesterday's post for the other card I swapped with them.

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I used lots of fun new Stampin' UP! products on this card.. the Fluttering embossing folder on the tag, the Tin of Cards stamp set on the circle, new black and white striped paper from the Neutrals paper stack, new small Bold Butterfly framelit, and the fun little squiggle stamp image also from the Tin of Cards set!

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 One of my favorite touches on this card is the black pearls on the butterfly body. I just colored my Stampin' Up! pearl embellishments with a Black Sharpie marker!

Of course I also really love the embossed tag - I used the new 6x6 Fluttering Embossing Folder in my Big Shot to texturize it!

 

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When I am stamping multiple cards, whether it be for a swap or lots of customer thank you cards, I always do all the pieces required for the whole card, then sit and assemble them.

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So I made all the little round stamped embellishments, die cut all the butterflies, embossed all the tags, applied all the designer paper, and then assembled the cards.

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Fluttering By Butterfly Birthday Card

 

Just "Fluttering By" to send you this cheerful Bold Butterfly birthday card greeting today!! 

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I really wanted to try out my new 6x6 Fluttering embossing folder and I was also die cutting these pretty little butterflies and they just kind of fell together on this card!

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This new embossing folder is SO pretty!! You can see it on pg 174 in the new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog, or HERE online. It's 6x6 in size so it gives you a few more options than just card fronts!

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So, you might be wondering... how did I make these polka dot colorful butterflies!?

Here is how I did it!

1.  Sponge a coordinating variety of colors onto the white polkadot "Color Me Irresistible" paper (pg 142 Stampin' Up! catalog #138439) then wipe off excess color with a kleenex or paper towel

2. Die cut butterflies using this colorful piece of custom colored paper and your Big Shot

3.  Add your pretty butterflies to your card with Stampin' Dimensionals so the wings lift up.  Then embellish with pretty metal rimmed pearls!

SEE THIS POST for more info about coloring this specialty paper.

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I selected Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo for my retro color combo, sponged the Color Me Irresistible paper, then die cut the paper with Bold Butterflies Framelits.  I like to buy 2 packs of each framelit or thinlit offered by Stampin' Up! so that I can die cut twice as fast :)

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 The finishing touch was putting these beautiful Metal Rimmed pearls onto each butterfly (ON SALE this week!!).  This new accessory embellishment can be found on pg 161 in the Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online store (#138394).  I found that it's super helpful to place the self adhesive pearls onto my project with the tip of my Paper Piercing Tool.

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Chalkboard Easel Card - Simple with Decorative Label Punch

 

It's a Stampin' UP! Balloon Bash!!

Cindee Wilkinson designed this fun card and I made it at her house a couple weekends ago... how cute is this little artist's easel!? I'm sure anyone would love to receive this hand stamped birthday card!

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The chalkboard part is embossed with White ink and White embossing powder on the Chalkboard paper!  We used the Balloon Bash stamp set on pg 13 of the Occasions catalog - it's only available until June 2nd.. here is the ONLINE STORE link!

The Artist Easel part is so easy..

1. Cut your cardstock to 4-1/4"x11, and fold cardstock in 1/2.

2.  To create the woodgrain, put some Soft Suede ink onto your Woodgrain embossing folder and then place your card into the folder, run it through the Big Shot, and voila.. you have embossed woodgrain!

3. Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch right in the center of the 4-1/4" width of the card!!

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 And you know.. it's always helpful to have a doggie helper sleeping on your foot while you craft.. right!?  thanks Jessie!

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 Thanks Cindee for the fun card design and fun day at your house!

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Video Tutorial: How to Stamp February Meeting Projects

 

In Yesterday's Blog Post I mentioned the Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting I have been preparing for.  We will meet "online" on Saturday for a 1 hour business meeting with guest speakers and then 30 minutes of stamping together! It will be so fun to connect across the miles all over the US!

Today I am sharing the projects with you and a VIDEO with instructions so you can stamp the projects if you wish!

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The 3 projects feature the Butterfly Basics stamp set (pg 26 Occasions catalog) and the Artisan Embellishment kit (pg 27 Occasions Catalog).

Here are close up photos of the projects we are making.  See the VIDEO above for all instructions to create these beautiful projects.

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Above & Below: Crumb Cake Note Card / Artisan Embellishment kit card

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Below: Decorated Artisan Embellishment box!

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Lots of Love Control Freaks Blog Hop

 

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Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects featuring

Lots of LOVE!

 

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Project #1: So Sweet Heart Note Card

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This sweet 4x4 heart note card was one of the projects that I made "live" with my Luv 2 Stamp Group of demonstrators when we met via the internet this past weekend.  The card base is Whisper White, the pink piece is Pink Pirouette embossed with the new Stampin' Up! Happy Heart embossing folder and the Big Shot. I punched a 2" circle out of the embossed piece and we stamped the "so sweet" and the hearts on the white card so that they would show through the circle opening. 

I added a strip of designer paper from the Stacked with Love paper stack in the Occasions catalog and some black 1/8" tafetta ribbon to add pops of color.

A sweet little heart button from the Sweet Dreams Button package tied with Black and White Bakers Twine finishes off this sweet greeting.

 Project #2 and 3: Dotty Angles Heart Cards

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My next project is something I've had in my mind for a few weeks.. I used the Stampin' Up! hearts framelits to die cut a heart in the center of two 4x4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock, then I removed the hearts and stamped one frame piece and 1 heart piece with the dots from Dotty Angles in Real Red and Calypso Coral ink.  (my current favorite happy color combo!).

As I assembled the cards, I placed the hearts back in the heart openings... one is recessed and one is raised up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Each card is stamped with the LOVE greeting from the Hello Life stamp set (pg 6 Occasions catalog) in Real Red ink.

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The card still needed something so I stamped the 2 little hearts from the Hello Life set in Calypso Coral and then drew stitching lines around the edge with my Real Red Stampin' Write marker, then mounted the 4x4 white piece on a folded Real Red card.

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After stamping the Dotty Angles dots on this whisper white square, I mounted it on a folded Calpyso Coral folded card using Stampin' Dimensionals, then placed the white heart back inside the opening.  Organza White RIbbon finishes off this card.

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 Hope you had fun feeling the LOVE we have to share with you today!!

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Mingle All the Way easy Christmas Cards

 

Last month I taught a Stamp A Stack Class for Janice and her friends (students make 2 of each card design in the class - 8 cards total), so cards can't be too involved because everyone would need to end up bringing sleeping bags if we were there too long...  This was one of the cards I designed for the class... quick and simple Christmas card featuring several fun Stampin' Up! products.  See the bottom of this post for a complete list and ordering info for all products for my online store.

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The Filigree Frame Embossing Folder background is a really perfect, subtle touch for this card. 

This would make a great card for your Christmas card if you are stamping and sending several. I'd love to help you figure out what you need to order if you'd like to create these handmade Christmas Cards this year!

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I really love giving options in a Stamp A Stack class, so students could select which greeting they wanted to use - from the Mingle all the Way stamp set - and which Designer Paper pieces they wanted to use as well.  I cut up lots of strips from the Trim the Tree paper stack and everyone had fun looking at all the patterns!

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 To make this card go really quickly, it's nice to have lots of 2" x 4-1/4" strips of Whisper White cardstock ready to go, then everyone can just pop the strip into either the Scallop Tag Topper Punch or the Angled Tag Topper punch and create the tag focal point for the card.

This is what the card table looked like before class.. wish I would have taken a photo after everyone had all the little patterned papers spread out everywhere :)

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You Little Furball Stampin' Up! Halloween Card

 

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You may be familiar with the Control Freaks group that I belong to.. we have a blog tour on the 20th of each month and we also swap cards several times a year... check out this ADORABLE Halloween card my friend Steph made for one of our Control Freak swaps!! I love this! I thought you would too and wanted to share it!

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This cute Halloween card features the stamp set on page 112 in the Annual Stampin' UP! catalog called YOU LITTLE FURBALL.  What a fun name for a stamp set!!  LOL  and how cute is this that the kitty is peeking out of a punch art pumpkin!?

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The Decorative Dots embossing folder is super cute on this card both in the background and on the punch art pumpkin!

Thanks, Steph for the totally adorable card!

 

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Seasonally Scattered Thanks Card

 

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I love this new Seasonally Scattered stamp set from pg 43 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  Have you seen it!?  Flip to page 43 because I want to tell you something about it....  do you see how the LOVE and MERRY images look smaller?? Well, they are NOT smaller.. they are shown at 1/2 size... all 3 stamps in that set are the same size as the THANKS image!!  I was a little confused at first when I saw the images and didn't read the fine print, so I didn't want you to be confused too! :)

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So this was the Thank You card I used for some customer orders last month.. I know that almost everyone who received one emailed me to say they liked it.. that made my heart so happy!  I was inspired by a swap card I received from Cindy Henry in our Luv 2 Stamp Group!

Fabulous Fall Stampin' Up! Color Combo:

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How to do the masking and sponging for this card:

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Then I decided I needed custom colored pearls for my little flowers!

Blendabilities to the Rescue!

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eeeeks.. have you noticed this new Embossing Folder on page 15 of the Holiday Catalog!?  aaaaaaaah I love it!!!  It's called Filigree Frame!  FABULOUS!
 

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I embossed the Blackberry Bliss layer with that new embossing folder and then layered it onto a folded Hello Honey card.  PRETTY PRETTY!

 

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If you haven't guessed by now, one of my most used punches is the Itty Bitty Accents trio of punches, and specifically this darling little flower!

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Stampin' Tip for little punched pieces from Patty:

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and then I heard the Ice Cream man come down the street and it was all over... had to go out and get a treat!  I guess the It's-It is a (San Francisco) Bay Area treat... it's two oatmeal cookies with ice cream in the middle, then dipped in chocolate.. yummmmm

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Simple and Elegant Control Freaks Blog Tour

 

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Our theme this month:

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SIMPLE & ELEGANT

 
 Our tour this month showcases cards that are Simple yet Elegant, or "Flat and Fabulous".. perhaps 1 or 2 layer cards without lots of embellishing...  we hope you enjoy this tour!   You have probably reached me after visiting Heidi Baks fantabulous blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :) This month I'm a Heidi Sandwich... I'm sandwiched between 2 amazing Heidi's!!! :)

Card #1: Corner Garden Stamp

My first card uses a new background stamp called Corner Garden in a very different way!  I had not thought about turning this stamp on its side but I like it!

If you are looking for it, it's on pg 175 in the current Stampin' UP! Catalog.

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After stamping the background stamp on Whisper White in Calypso Coral (my current fave Stampin' Up! color), I stamped the stamp again in Black Memento ink onto Whisper White and colored in the largest flower with Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers and then cut it out with my nice sharp paper snips, added petals with the Beautiful Bunch set stamped in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and punched with the Fun Flower punch, then added that to the card. The Thanks a Bunch stamp is from the Occasions 4 You set, pg 8.

Simple, yet elegant... don't you think?

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You can see the Blendabilities colors I used for the flower.. the 3 Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers plus the Blush (skin tone) marker and the Color Lifter. (Yep, this card was for a swap.. in fact it was for a Control Freaks Swap!)

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  • Corner Garden Stamp, pg 175, #134045/134048
  • Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, pg 181, #126983, 122925
  • Old Olive ink & cardstock, pg 180, #126953, 100702
  • Memento Black ink pg 212 #132708
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130996
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Color Lifter marker pg 212, #129369
  • Occasions 4 You stamp set, pg 8, #134333/134336
  • Fun Flower punch #133785

 

Card #2: Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp

My second card features a hostess set called Bloom with Hope  colored with Blendabilities markers.

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I think the Stylish Stripes embossing folder background, white on white, really makes this card beautiful and elegant.  I also like the sponging effect around the edge of the tag... I used both Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight to sponge the edges.

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After stamping the flower with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, I colored it with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers with some brown in the center from the Skin Tone assortment.  I used my Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make this a pretty tag focal point.

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  • Bloom with Hope hostess set - available when you have an order or party of $150 or more (see pg 240)
  • Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, pg 226, #132174
  • Scalloped Tag Topper punch pg 221, #133324
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Stampin' Sponges pg 210, #101610
  • Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130997
  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130998
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Tangerine Tango ink pad pg 180, #126946
  • Daffodil Delight ink pad pg 180, #126944


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Control Freak Convention Swaps Blog Tour

 

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Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! Annual Control Freak Convention Swaps

 
Each year at Convention The Control Freaks Group has a great time getting together at lunch and swapping special cards with each other.  Our tour this month showcases the cards we swapped with the Control Freak Group at lunch on Friday!   You have probably reached me after visiting Wendy Weixler's fantastic blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :)

My first card uses a new Embossing folder in a very different way! 

HOW TO:  To achieve this look, apply White StazOn ink from the ink pad directly onto the embossing folder, place your Basic Black cardstock into the folder, close the folder and just press with your hands.  DO NOT emboss it.  You could emboss it, but to get this look you are just transfering the ink!

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For this embossing folder technique, you will need:

Embossing Folder: Lovely Lace, pg 227, #133737

White Staz On ink pad: pg 211, #106960

Basic Black cardstock: pg 183, #121045

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The floral focal point is stamped with the Beautiful Bunch stamp set on Calypso Coral cardstock in Calypso Coral ink. It's punched out with the Fun Flower Punch. 2 flowers are layered together and the center is stamped and punched as well.  The leaves are actually the same flower stamp, but stamped in Old Olive ink on Whisper White paper, punched out and then each "flower" is cut into 1/3rds and used as pairs of leaves!

Beautiful Bunch set, pg 158, #134279. Fun Flower punch, pg 219, #133785.

7/8" Scallop punch, pg 220, #129404

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The accent on this card is the new Sweet Sadie Washi Tape, pg 190, #133690.

The black card front is mounted onto a folded Calypso Coral card.

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At our convnention lunch swap, we always swap 2 cards.. this is my 2nd card.

Although the Vivid Vases stamp is not new, I did color it with the Blendabilities Markers which ARE new and are fantastically fun to use!

The Vivid Vases stamp (pg 167, #133818) is stamped on a Whisper White die cut created with the Party Pennants Big Shot die (pg 232, #133732).  I attached that to a piece of Blackberry Bliss polka dot paper from the 2014-2016 In Color Paper stack, pg 185, #133705) and that is on a Whisper White note card (pg 194, #131527).


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The accent on the left side of the die cut is Washi Tape from the Beach House package, pg 190, #133689.

The Blendabilities marker colors I used (from Left to Right): Coastal Cabana (#131000), Daffodil Delight (#130998), Pumpkin Pie (#130997), Rich Razzleberry (#131003) and Cherry Cobbler (#130995). The stems are colored with the Old Olive assortment (#130999).

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Each vase is topped with punched flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack pg 222, #133787.  I placed a pearl (#119247) in the center of each flower and colored it with the same Blendabilities color as the vase. 

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Stampin Up Convention Swap - Large Polka Dot Folder

 

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I am at the Stampin' Up! 2014 Convention this week and having a blast swapping my cards featuring the Beautiful Bunch stamp set!  Part of the Fun of convention is swapping.. I will be posting my swap cards here for you each day while I'm gone, but I encourage you to CHECK MY FACEBOOK page for fun up to the minute live postings this week!

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It's probably no huge surprise that my convention swaps featured flowers.. in fact most of them had the Beautiful Bunch flower on them!!  I love this set!!  Thanks to my great friend Sharon for helping me by stamping and punchging flowers for my swaps!!

This card also features the new Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder... I tell you.. is this TOO CUTE OR WHAT!?

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Just punch out 2 flowers and overlap them, offsetting them a bit, then add the center with a Stampin' Dimensional.  For the leaves, stamp one of the flowers in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and punch that out, cutting it into 1/3rds for leaves!

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It's so simple... with any $75 order while I'm away at Convention (July 16 to 20th), I will send you a package of Blendabilities Markers of your choice in August!! (pg 212, $11.95 packs only - ALL packages will be available on Aug. 1 !!).

That's it! After you place your $75 order HERE ONLINE, just email me (pattystamps@comcast.net) and let me know which pack you'd like!

 

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Beautiful Bunch Flower Stamp with Lovely Lace Embossing Folder

 

You know I'm all about flowers, right? ... and I'm REALLY all about any matching stamp and punch... well, here's my new 2014 favorite from Stampin' Up!  Another new flower stamp with a matching punch!! YAY Stampin' Up!!  whohooo!

I hope you like these cards we made in Stamp Class last weekend!

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Some of the new Stampin' Up! stamps and products I used are:

Beautiful Bunch Stamp set, pg 158, #134279 (wood), #134282 (clear)

matching flower punch: Fun Flower, pg 219, #133785

You really need to add these to your wish list.. and while you are at it, add this gorgeous new embossing folder.. how pretty is this embossed in Whisper White Cardstock!?? aaah!!!! Lovely Lace embossing folder, pg 227, #133737.

Oh, and the new greetings I used are from the Hey You set... i am pretty sure this is this set gets the award for "most hidden in the catalog".. find it on pg 103!! They are shown at 1/2 size so they are easy to miss!

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Above: you can see that once you emboss it if you flip the paper over, you can either get an embossed (raised) or debossed (depressed) impression on the paper! That's like 2 embossing folders in one! :) (2, 2, mints in 1) (remember that?)

 

<<< This is the beautiful Lovely Lace Embossing Folder... wow.. even my best stamping friends said "This is a Patty embossing folder"... do they know me or what!?

Lovely Lace embossing folder, pg 227, #133737

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I punched the leaves using the same Fun Flower punch and a green cardstock scrap.. great way to use up scraps!

While you have that wish list out, may I suggest adding the gorgeous new Blackberry Bliss ink and ribbon to your order?  Wow.. .BEST new color ever!! 

I stamped the dotted center with Daffodil Delight and punched it out with the 7/8" scallop circle punch.. this would have been equally as pretty with the new Hello Honey ink, too!  Then I added Pearls and colored them with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities marker (coming soon!).

 

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Retro Fresh quick and easy cards

 

I gave myself a challenge.... make something WITHOUT flowers! :)

So, I got out some Stampin' Up! supplies from the Retro Fresh Suite of products from the Occasions catalog and I made 5 cards.  Here are 2 of them:

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The card bases are Very Vanilla cardstock, and I added some Tangerine Tango cardstock that had been embossed with the Arrows Embossing Folder and the Alphabet Press Embossing folder.  On top of that I added strips of Retro Fresh Designer paper and Chevron punch pieces and banners from the Retro Fresh DSP as well.

I accented these cards with the cute wooden embellishments found on page 18 of the Occasions catalog (here online). 

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Above:  I stamped on the Retro Fresh Tag and also punched out the 3 arrows using  the Chevron punch in one of the tags and put 2 strips of DSP behind it.. kind of fun, right? 

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Above:  I love this fun background... it's embossed with the Alphabet Press embossing folder!  So I know I said I challenged myself to make something without flowers... and I know the starburst wooden element kind of looks like a flower.. but it's really not. :)  But it does look cute with the In Color Boutique embellishment on it, doesn't it?

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Perfect Blend Coffee Cups Card for Any Occasion

 

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Sometimes we just need that cute card for a friend for no reason at all, right?  Or maybe you want to tuck in a little Starbucks gift card with a quick note... well, this is the perfect card for that!  The Perfect Blend Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! is so dang cute and you can dress it up almost like paper dolls with a patterned paper cup wrapper, different color lid, embellishments, etc.!

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You will find the Perfect Blend stamp set on pg 37 of the current Annual Stampin' Up! catalog. See below for my tip on stamping the cup wrapper on separate designer paper, then cutting them out to create all different looks on the coffee cups.

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I enjoyed embellishing my cups a bit... the Hello sweet friend greeting comes from the Six-Sided Sampler (hexagon) stamp set, currently found on pg 125 of the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog. The sweet little flower is a punch called the Petite Flower Punch, available in the limited time Occasions catalog, pg 33.

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You will find the enjoy sentiment in the Simply Celebrate stamp set on pg 30 in the Occasions catalog.. . I LOVE that stamp set!

The candy dot just finishes off the enjoy sentiment perfectly!

And seriously, who doesn't like festive red and white polkadots?! Too cute, right?  Those are from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper pack.  I embossed the background with the Honeycomb embossing folder, too.

STAMPING TIP: This is what I meant above when I said this set is kind of like "paper dolls"... you can stamp each section of the cup on different paper, cardstock, patterned paper, etc., cut them out and layer them like paper dolls!

 

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Fresh Prints Birthday Note Card

 

Today I'm sharing a fun (and quick and easy) card with you that we made at my last 2 workshops, for Janice and for Rita, over the last 2 weekends.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the card so I wanted to share it with you, too!  This card could be used for birthday, congrats, or thank you depending on which images you decide to use on the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. And it can be more masculine or feminine depending on which pattern from the Fresh Prints Paper stack of printed paper you decide to use, too!

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QUICK TAG TIP:  I love to keep a stack of 2" wide Whisper White scraps on my desk to use with this Scalloped Tag Topper punch.. it makes it so quick and easy to whip up a tag and use it as the focal point on your card or craft project!

 

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A couple other awesome embellishments we used are:

  • Washi Tape
  • Gold Baker's Twine
  • Chevron Natural ribbon
  • Arrows embossing folder

Don't each of those fun embellishments just add a great little bit of detail to the card?

HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD:

  1. Start with the Whisper White Note Card base
  2. add a piece of printed paper from the Fresh Prints Paper Stack to the top 2/3 of the card
  3. add an embossed piece of Whisper White to the bottom 1/3 of the card
  4. add a scrap strip of Real Red cardstock where the 2 papers meet
  5. cut a piece of the Chevron ribbon with the Craft Scissors (to make it an arrow) and add it with snail just below the red strip
  6. stamp tag, add washi tape and tie Baker's Twine to the top, add tag with Stampin' Dimensionals
  7. mail it to a friend and make them smile!

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