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Think Happy Thoughts and Circle Punches

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For a quick gift, make some 3×3 gift cards and a matching gift box to put them in.  (Click here for directions on how to make the box.)  For the cards shown here, I used one of my favorite stamp sets. Think Happy Thoughts has a variety of different sayings and coordinates perfectly with all of the Stampin’ Up! circle punches. After stamping a circle image, turn a 1-1/4″ circle punch upside down, center the stamped image inside the circle and punch.  Layer on a 1-3/8″ circle punched with coordinating card stock.  The flower stamp fits perfectly in the 3/4″…

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Birthday Card

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Thank you to everyone that participated in my virtual workshop.  With your order you will find directions and supplies to make two projects.  One of them is the birthday card shown here.  I used the Darling Doodles Designer Series paper along with the 5-Petal Flower punch and a rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit.

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Happy Day… here’s directions to make a gift box!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Sent Kits are great for the beginning stamper, or anyone that is short on time and/or creativity.  When the Fall-Winter Collection was released in July, the Happy Day Simply Sent Kit was the first that I HAD to have.  I just love the simple, all-occasion stamps that come in it – not to mention that they are DIE-CUT so all you have to do is pop the stamps out and stick them to the wood blocks.  I also thought it was a great way to try out the new Rhinestone brads and re-acquaint myself with the pastels. …

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My Christmas Cards and a Coluzzle Tip

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I have been busy stamping and scrapping Christmas presents, which is why I haven’t posted any samples this week.  I don’t want to ruin any surprises!  I’ll be sure to post pictures after my gifts have been given. This week I’ve also been writing Christmas cards and hope to have them all in the mail soon.  I started stamping them in September this year and finished them in October – all thanks to the ladies craft & chat weekends at my church.  So instead of rushing to get my cards done I have been leisurely writing heartfelt notes in my…

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I love FREE stamps!

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Just before Thanksgiving I received a surprise package from Stampin’ Up!  Inside was a new stamp set with a nice note from Shelli, the CEO and co-founder.  What an awesome surprise! The card shown here was made with the Emboss Resist Technique.  Here’s directions on how to create this effect: 1. Stamp your image with clear ink on glossy card stock. 2. Add clear embossing powder and heat. 3. Use a small piece of sponge to rub ink onto each flower.  The embossed flowers will resist the ink and remain white. Try it!

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