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Celebrate Shaker

Celebrate Shaker Card

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When I first saw the It’s a Celebration stamp set I knew it was going to make some fun cards. At first glance it’s a New Year’s set, but take a closer look because there is oh so much more you can do with it. My daughter Emily (she’s 10) helped me design this fun shaker card with it! This could be a birthday card or it could be sent for any occasion worth celebrating. Melon Mambo: 3″ x 4-1/4″ Window Sheet: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ Whisper White: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Pumpkin Pie card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Circle Size: 2-3/8″ Why is…

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Wink of Stella Watercoloring

Watercoloring with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

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Let’s be honest, cards are always better in person than they are on your computer screen. I do hope that these photos give you some idea of how beautiful watercoloring with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush can be. Let’s take a closer look… Do you see how the flowers have a little shimmer and shine to them? It’s so easy to add the shimmer right along with the color! Tips for Watercoloring with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: Just like any watercoloring, you’ll want to stamp with a permanent ink. I used the Basic Black Archival Pad…

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Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Thank You Card

Watercolor Thank You Card

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This is one of those cards that I wish you could see in person because the photos just don’t do it justice. One thing you can’t see in the photos is the shimmer and shine that covers the pink part of it. Just imagine the sparkle!! This watercolor thank you card is quick and easy to make and was inspired by a card on page 8 of the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. Have you looked through your catalog for ideas lately? I’m constantly going back to it for card layout ideas as well as color combo inspiration. For the fading watercolor background,…

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Fireworks Card with Love & Affection stamp set

Do you see Fireworks?

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Happy 4th of July! Although I didn’t make this card in traditional 4th of July colors, these stamps just made me think of fireworks. They’ve got that burst of color radiating from the center, just like the real ones we ooh and aah over in the sky. Wondering where these stamps came from? They are the flower centers from the Love & Affection stamp set! As I was stamping them in the center of the flower I thought “Hey, these look like fireworks.” I was already using Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum ink pads, so I just grabbed a note card and…

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Citrus Thank You Card

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It’s kind of funny that my favorite stamp set right now is called Apple of My Eye and I haven’t used the apple stamp yet! My favorite stamps in the set are the citrus slice and the thank you. Here’s another quick and easy citrus thank you card I made with them after stamping a full sheet of 8-1/2″x11″ paper and cutting it up using the May One Sheet Wonder Club template. Paper Sizes: Cucumber Crush card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ Citrus Stamped paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″ Tangerine Tango: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ and 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ Card…

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