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Stampin’ Up Flourishing Phrases with Hand Lettered Prose Dies

August 3, 2019

My daughter asked me for a card that was like “sending a hug” in the mail.
So…I did exactly what she asked me in the half hour before she wanted to pick it up…

When I made it, I die cut the hugs with the Hand Lettered Prose Dies and laid them on the panel I stamped with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. It was too flat so I thought of little pieces of dimensionals but that would be tedious and not very stable. So I put the die cut letters on some white fun foam I had. I just die cut the hugs out of the fun foam, used Tombow glue to attatch the DSP hugs, and then glued them to the panel:) It looks so good! Now, if Stampin’ Up had sheets of dimensionals we could cut out shapes…that would be awesome!

I forgot to snap a pic of the inside…a simple repeat of the flourish in the lower right corner:)

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Stampin’ Up To a Wild Rose Split Negative Technique Video Tutorial

July 24, 2019

I played around with a neat technique on this card. Another great way to use my Stamparatus!

It is called a Split Negative Technique usually done with white embossing powder on a colored background but this time, I used two colors of ink on two colors of cardstock.

Here is a video of how easy it is to make one…

or two…as you can see!

Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Mango border panel on front: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Thick Whisper White and Coastal Cabana stamped panels: 3-3/4″ x 5″,
After stamping the panels, cut both of the panels into two pieces at the same time where you find it works well with the image you used. Then match up the opposite images.

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Stampin’ Up Silhouette Scenes Bundle

July 15, 2019

It doesn’t get any easier than this little cutie!
When I saw the Stampin’ Up Silhouette Scenes Bundle in April, my first thought was a sun behind the trees with the girl swinging…
and yes, it took me a while to do it and post it!

I simply die cut out a circle from a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and inlaid the same sized So Saffron circle. I die cut the tree branch and placed it (not adhered it) on my blue cardstock. I then put it in my Stamparatus for placement of the girl swinging from the tree branch.  I removed the tree branch and stamped the girl about 3 or 4 times for a deep black silhouette to match the cardstock tree branch. Just one of the many reasons I love my Stamparatus! I knew she would be hanging from the tree perfectly since I used my stamparatus so all I had to do was adhere the black tree branch! A simple sentiment finished it off:)

July is flying by but we still have 2 weeks of Bonus Days in July! WooHoo! 

July 1 – 31, spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and earn a $5 coupon that is emailed to you that you can redeem in August!



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Stampin’ Up Band Together Bundle

June 24, 2019

I went up to my craft room yesterday and thought, “What color have I not used lately?”
I came up with Mango Melody. I paired it with the bright Call Me Clover Green.

I stamped the flowers and leaves with Versamark and heat embossed them with White Emboss Powder. I then sponged over the flowers with Mango Melody ink  and the leaves with Call Me Clover ink. The white embossing resists the ink when it is sponged over creating a pretty gradient of Mango Melody ink and Call Me Clover ink on the flowers and leaves. The flowers and leaves were easily cut out with the Detailed Bands Dies bundled with the Band Together Stamp Set.

Just take a look at all the other fun dies!!!


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Stampin’ Up At Home with You Housewarming Card

May 27, 2019

Friends of ours just purchased their first home, and it is beautiful!
We got to go see it over the weekend.

 I gave them a gift card tucked in a card I made using some elements from their actual home- the gray, the brown, the white, and the texture on upper part of the house. And…I added in their cat who conveniently is gray! I was so pleased with the white around the brown door just like their house:)

I used the retiring Stampin’ Up At Home with You for the door, the welcome mat, and the lantern.
I added in the chair from the Stampin’ Up Seasonal Layers Framelits and the kitty from the retiring Stampin’ Up Sitting Here Stamp Sets.


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Enjoy your Memorial Day with family and friends as you remember your loved ones who served their country
and pray for and give thanks to those who are serving our country now.

SU Patriotic Thanks


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