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Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Videos

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The NEW 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog was released to demonstrators last month and I gotta tell you that while I love it, I’m just not ready for Christmas yet this year. I was able to pre-order a number of new items from the catalog and they have just been sitting in the box for weeks now while I’ve been enjoying summer. I realized that even though I’m not ready for Christmas yet, YOU may be! When you make your own cards and gifts you really do need to plan ahead, so I want to share some new items with you…

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In My Thoughts Touches of Texture Card

You’re in My Thoughts

By | Cards, One Sheet Wonder Cards, Sympathy Cards | No Comments

Sometimes it’s nice to send a card for no particular reason. It’s not their birthday, their anniversary or a significant milestone. You’re just thinking of someone and you send them a card. Happy Mail Day for them!! Of course this card could also be used as a sympathy card as well. Such a versatile greeting! Paper Sizes: Whisper White: 3″ x 5-1/2″ and 4″ x 5-1/4″ for insert Dapper Denim card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Circle Size: 1-7/8″ Tip Top Taupe Pool Party Island Indigo Dapper Denim   Sponging adds a lot! Stamping Sponges are one of the most inexpensive ways to add…

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Thoughtful Branches Class

Thoughtful Branches Class

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If you’ve been on vacation or have done nothing but watch the Olympics the last few weeks you may have missed this – Stampin’ Up! has a brand NEW stamp set & die bundle available ONLY in August! It’s called the Thoughtful Branches Bundle and it includes the fabulous Thoughtful Branches stamp set (I’m in love with the greeting font!) and the coordinating Beautiful Branches thinlits dies. You can purchase them separately OR you can save 10% and get them in a bundle. For those of you that have already ordered the bundle, I’ve got a special treat! Here is a little…

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Touches of Texture Birthday Card

Touches of Texture Birthday Card & a Lesson in Layouts

By | Birthday Cards, Cards, One Sheet Wonder Cards | No Comments

The layout for this Touches of Texture Birthday Card came about because I didn’t want to cut into a full piece of Dapper Denim card stock and this was the piece of Dapper Denim card stock that I had handy. Can you relate? Sometimes being lazy and grabbing the nearest thing leads to creativity that works! Paper Sizes: Whisper White: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ Dapper Denim: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ Pool Party card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Circle Size: 1-7/8″ If you haven’t noticed, card layouts are important. By important I mean that when you are just learning to make cards or…

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Chevron Thanks Card

Chevron Thanks Card

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This card makes me happy. I love chevrons and I love these colors. In fact I really want to re-do my craft room in these colors! In the Stampin’ Up! world they are called Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Paper Sizes: Chevron Paper: 4″ x 4″ Pool Party card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Circle Size: 2-1/8″ The more I play with the Layering Circles Dies the more I love them. You can layer plain circles on plain circles, plain circles on a scallop circle to show a little border, plain circles on a scallop circle to show a larger…

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