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Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle Joy Fold Video Tutorial

September 16, 2020

Yes, poinsettias can be purple…especially when they are made with Stampin’ Up Highland Heather Velveteen Paper and gorgeous Beaded Pearls!

This Joy Fold Fun Fold is so easy to make and fun to decorate, too! The First Frost Designer Series Paper was a perfect match for the Highland Heather Velveteen Paper. Take a look at this video and see how to use the NEW Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle with the Poinsettia Dies.

I started out making traditional red poinsettias with the Red Velvet Paper in the Mini Catalog. I can’t believe how easy it is to emboss the petals at the same time they are die cut. I made these cards as my hubby was sleeping after his shoulder surgery the last week of August but the purple one came to me as I was prepping for my video on September 1, I could not wait to share it!

Measurements:
Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Inside back panel: 4″ x 5-1/4″
DSP: 4″ x 2-3/4″
Smaller card on top: 8-1/2″ x 3″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″
Whisper white panels for stamping: (2) 2-3/4″ x 4″
Velvet/Velveteen Paper: 3-1/2″, 3″, and 2-1/2″ squares for the three flowers

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity Bundle

September 14, 2020

I love a Christmas Bundle with Jesus as the main character, can I hear an Amen?
So, the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity was a must get for me:)

I added some texture by embossing the sky and sand with my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. The sky is embossed with the Tasteful Textiles EF and the sand is embossed with the Subtle EF. That gave me a great canvas to place my nativity scene on. Just so things stood out, I picked colors that stood out against each other. The stable is Early Espresso, the sand is Crumb Cake, the sky is Seaside Spray, and the palm trees are Old Olive- I just colored the trunks with my Dark Soft Suede Blend. I used Very Vanilla to stamp Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and the donkey.

I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the two sentiments together on the Stitched Oval Die. Did you notice how the hooves on this donkey are lighter? I darkened the ones in the first pic- is there any big difference to you?

 The sentiment on the inside is a simple reminder to keep His light in our hearts all year long:)

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Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

August 31, 2020

 I knew when I got the NEW 3D Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder, I wanted to emboss foil!

I used a lovely sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season with the  NEW Snowflake Splendor Ribbon and the Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.

I was inspired by a card l received last year from my friend, Emily Turner. I was so taken with it as were so many of my stamping girls!

Emily used Seaside Spray Cardstock, Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil, and Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon with Seaside Spray Ribbon layered on top of it. She scattered silver Metallic Pearls on it, too! Everything is still current since SU brought back the DSP and ribbon.  But, she did heat emboss the sentiment  from Toile Christmas with Iridescent Ice but you could CASE it with White Embossing Powder:)

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Stampin’ Up! Coming Home Bundle

August 24, 2020

Here is my first card made with the Stampin’ Up! Coming Home Bundle…

I die cut the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies and used one of the snowdrift dies from the Home Together Dies to cut across the middle of the Stitched Circle. I colored the trees with my Stampin’ Up! Old Olive and Soft Suede Blends. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.
The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper is just fantastic! 

TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Take a look at the Coming Home Stamp Set with that VW Bug… 

COMING HOME PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

and the Home Together Dies.

HOME TOGETHER DIES

I think I may color my trees one more time to darken the Old Olive to match the DSP:)

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Stampin’ Up! Sounds of the Season and Playful Alphabet Dies with Brightly Gleaming DSP

August 17, 2020

When I saw those bells in the NEW Stampin’ UP! Mini Holiday Catalog…I was ecstatic!
The Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season Bundle was the first thing on my pre-order list!!

I used the Stampin’ Up! Sounds of the Season Dies along with my Playful Alphabet Dies to create the Copper Foil JINGLE to coordinate with my returning favorite Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. Those little holly leaves can stay in the dies or come out which is super versatile. I like them in on this card:) Tip: If you know me, I am sure you know that I cut a Copper Foil sheet to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and cut out my bells and jingle word leaving a border on the rectangle. So, now I have a panel to add to a card front to create a lovely foil border when I cover up the negative die cuts. Ladies and Gents, we must use our foil wisely!

I had thought of using the Copper Panel around the DSP but I liked the pop of the Very Vanilla a bit better:)

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