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Tips for Using Glitter Paper

Tips for Using Glitter Paper

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Nothing adds pizzazz to your cards like glitter paper! A little goes a long way but do you ever find it dulling your cutting blades or that your adhesives just aren’t sticking to it? Here are some tips to help you use glitter paper to it’s fullest potential. Stampin’ Up! calls it Glimmer Paper but no matter what you call it the surface feels and shines like glitter. It’s got a rough texture that can sometimes be tough to work with. Here’s what I’ve found works the best. Tips for Using Glitter Paper: When cutting your glitter paper turn it UPSIDE…

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Lift Me Up Card

Hot Air Balloon Card

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Card making is a great hobby for your own state of mind and it’s a great way to encourage and lift the spirits of other people too! That’s why I love this sentiment in the new Lift Me Up stamp set. It’s perfect for sending cards to long distance friends and family. Basket Weave Paper: 2-1/2″ x 4″ Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Peekaboo Peach card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ This card was one of many that I made for the January One Sheet Wonder Card Club. I started with the piece of basket weave paper. You can tear just a…

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Peach Birthday Card with Fresh Fruit stamp set from Stampin' Up!

We Age Not By Years, But By Stories

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I love the Fresh Fruit stamp set, but honestly this is one of those greetings that I’m just not sure about. How many times will I use “We age not by years, but by stories”? At least once! Striped Paper: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ Tangerine Tango: 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ Whisper White Note Card This is a note sized card so it’s a little bit smaller than usual. I recently talked about note cards here and how you can make your own. To give my peach a little dimension, I first inked it up in Peekaboo Peach ink and then I used a sponge…

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Foxy Friends & My Limited Imagination

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Sometimes I don’t have a very good imagination. I look at a stamp set & punch like Foxy Friends and all I see are odd shapes with no idea what color to use or how to put them together. Thank goodness for creative people and Pinterest!! A quick search on Pinterest gave me a GAZILLION ideas on how to use those random stamps and punch shapes to create all kinds of fun animals! I pinned a few favorites on my new Foxy Friends board. Fox, skunks, reindeer, cats, raccoons, lions… you can create a whole zoo full of animals with…

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10th Birthday Card

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We’re in double digits!! Today my baby turns 10. Well obviously she is no longer a baby, but she’s my baby. She loves pink and everything glitter so here’s the 10th birthday card that I made for her… People often ask me where I start when I make a card and I can honestly say it’s never the same place. For this one I knew I needed pink and I knew I needed glitter, so that’s where I started. I immediately thought of the stars background paper because it’s my favorite sheet from the It’s My Party paper pack. Why…

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