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Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts with Nature’s Thoughts Dies

February 17, 2020

I played around Saturday morning with the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set along with the NEW Nature’s Thoughts Dies that came out with the February Sale-A-Bration Coordination Release. Do you see another new thing on this card?

The other item is the NEW Embossed So Very Vellum coming out on March 3 in the Second Release of Sale-a-Bration gifts! It is just beautiful! There are three colors featured in the 12 pack of 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper- Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Seafoam. The So Very Vellum also looked great on the same color cardstock but I thought it really popped on the white card base. I tied a double bow with the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled seam Binding  Ribbon.

The Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts is such a beautiful stamp set and the Nature’s Thoughts Dies are perfect to die cut the images!

Take a look at a video put out by the Stampin’ Up! Home Office featuring
the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:

Please note: The Purple Posy Classic Ink Pad is NO LONGER  available but Purple Posy is still available in cardstock, the Stampin’ Write In Color 2019-2021 Markers, Stampin’ Blends, and other embellishment offerings.

 

 

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Stampin’ Up Path of Petals Sympathy Card

November 29, 2019

We don’t like to send them but always need them…

It is a serene, earthy card to convey comforting thoughts.

I raised the Stitched Nested Label and the Petals Label to added more dimension to the card.
A double tied Linen Thread Bow goes well with the colors.

I stamped the inside with this sentiment:

 

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Stampin’ Up Woven Heirlooms Joy Fold Video Tutorial

June 19, 2019

I had A LOT of requests for a tutorial using the NEW Stampin’ Up Woven Threads Suite
with its Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders
so I got to work and made a Joy Fold Card with
the NEW In Colors Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile.

The Stampin’ Up Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set is so, so pretty…the font is just so elegant.
I also used the Pop Of Petals Stamp Set and its coordinating Four Petal Flower Punch.
And I can’t say enough how lovely the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper is…

Here is the tutorial:

Measurements:
Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4. Cut 2-1/8″ off the right side of the front of the card where it opens
DSP: Outside Flap 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″, Inside 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a rectangle cut out of the middle for the inside of frame
Smaller Opening Card: 4-1/4″ x 6-1/2″ scored at 3-1/4″ on the 6-1/2″ side
Inside White panels on smaller card: (2) 3″ x 4″
Frame: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (needed to cut out the rectangle frame that is 3″ x 4″)
Belly Band: Colored Cardstock 1-1/4″ x 11″, Whisper White Sentiment Band: 1″ x 11″
Flowers: 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

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Here is a little more info on the new 3D Embossing Folders from George at the Home Office.

Stampin’ Up Golden Afternoon Thumping Technique Video Tutorial

May 12, 2019

I was taken with the Stampin’ Up Golden Afternoon when I first saw it
but was a bit puzzled how to make it come to life for me.


I was going to sponge some different colors on the leaves but then remembered a card
I did when I first started holding classes…
it was back in 2013 using the Thumping Technique.

So, I did the Thumping Technique using my Stampin’ Write Markers on the Golden Afternoon tree.
See the lovely subtle shades of green that make the tree come to life? I stamped the entire image in Pear Pizzazz ink and then thumped on Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, and Garden Green with my Stampin’ Write markers- NOT the alcohol based Stampin’ Blends.

After I thumped on the leaves, I colored directly on the trunk and branches with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker.

I love the little tree image in the stamp set, too. I did put it in the inside bottom right but forgot to take a pic- and the card has been sent out to someone:)

Here is a quick video showing how to do it:

 

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Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
[119784]
$5.95

Stampin’ Up All That You Are with the Well Said Bundle

March 16, 2019

The Stampin’ Up All That You Are stamp set is the first stamp set in the Occasions Catalog,
and I think it belongs at the top of the list.
Isn’t it pretty?

The big bloom is just gorgeous, and the pretty posies, the foliage, and the sentiment label are cut out with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
Remember the Frosted Bouquet Framelits were bundled with the First Frost stamp set in the Holiday catalog so if you have that bundle, you can add the Stampin’ Up All That You Are stamp set to your collection and have two stamp sets that work with the framelits!

I paired the Stampin’ Up Well Said Bundle with the Stampin’ Up All That You Are stamp set on the outside and the inside.

 

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