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SU Dragonfly Dreams Bundle Inlay Technique

March 13, 2017

We made this card at our Dragonfly Dreams Product Class this month.

It uses an inlay technique.

  • First, I stamped the three blue swoshes from the Work of Art stamp set in Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Dapper Denim ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  • I then die cut the string of dragonflies out of that stamped panel and set it aside.
  • I then die cut two more strings of dragonflies from two more pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  • I adhered the stamped panel with the “hole” left from the dragonflies to a same sized piece of Whisper White cardstock to close up the “hole.”
  • Next, I inlaid one of the whites strings of dragonflies into the “hole” using dabs of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • I layered another white string of dragonflies onto the first white inlaid string.
  • Then I finished off the technique by adhering the die cut blue dragonflies on top of the two white strings of white dragonflies.

 It has a neat layered effect on the card. I hope you can see it here:

It is hard to see but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the swooshes and a few scattered rhinestones.
A few stamps of the dots on the top and bottom finish off the inside of the card:)

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Triple Time Stamping with SU Paisleys and Posies

November 15, 2016

I pulled out an oldie but goodie technique called Triple Time Stamping that I thought would be fun to do with the SU Paisleys and Posies Bundle. I used some trendy colors- Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, and Rich Razzleberry with Very Vanilla as a neutral card base.

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When I was looking for the measurements for this card, I checked way back to a post from June 2013 when I did a card with the retired SU Wonderfall stamp set. It was quite simple when we did it at class but I remember how impressed my class and I were with the technique. And, I have to say, just last month, we were all still impressed with the technique! Here is the card from 2013:

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So, how do you make one yourself? Here is a tutorial:

Triple Time Stamping Instructions for an A2 sized card-

You can use any stamp set!
The dimensions for the stamped and bordered cardstock  on the Paisleys and Posies Card above are as follows:
  Very Vanilla (VV) to bordered colored cardstock (Emerald Envy on this card). 
     2″ x 3 ¼ ” to  2 1/4 ” x 3 ½ ”
    3″ x 4 ¼ ” to  3 1/4” x 4 ½ ”
                               4″ x 5 ¼ ” to  5 1/2” x 8 ½ ” (folded card)

1. Place a small dab of SU Two-way glue in the center of each Very Vanilla (VV) cardstock (CS) and let dry so it becomes tacky. You can also use a bit of repositionable tape, just remember you will be taking each piece apart in the end.
2. Using the tackiness of the glue or repositionable tape, center the smallest VV CS on the medium sized VV CS. Then center the medium-sized one onto the largest VV CS.
3. Firmly stamp the Paisley images in Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon inks over all three VV CS pieces that are tacked together. You will notice a break in the image around where the papers end but this will be covered up once you mount it on the Emerald Envy base that goes between each VV stamped piece.
4. Carefully separate the three VV CS pieces and mount the largest one on the Emerald Envy card base.
5. Place the medium sized VV CS onto its corresponding Emerald Envy border and mount to the card base with the stamped Paisley images matching up.
6. Mount the smallest VV CS stamped image onto theEmerald Envy CS.
7. Mount the smallest bordered image onto the medium-sized bordered image and add the die cut flourish with a metal rimmed pearl. 

If you have not tried triple-time stamping, I encourage you to do one- it still WOWs me!

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SU Acorny Thanks for CPC Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64

October 2, 2016

I love playing around with gold accents like

the SU Gold Foil Paper and the 1/4″ Natural Trim Ribbon…

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I created this card using the SU Acorny Thanks and Vintage Leaves stamp sets for the

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64  this month over at

Craft Project Central using the sketch provided by Monika Davis:

You can play along too with the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Card Challenge over at Craft Project Central starting today, October 2 up until October 31.

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For every ten cards submitted, we’ll pick one winner of a free month subscription here on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! So if we have 15 submissions this month we’ll randomly pick one winner from all submissions*. If we have 40 submissions we’ll randomly pick four winners from all submissions*, and so on! We really want to give away some free subscriptions, so please do join our challenge!!
We would love to see what you come up with this month!

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October 2016 Craft Project Central #1

October 1, 2016

I am happy to be participating in another issue of Craft Project Central.

Craft Project Central is your one stop shop for creative project ideas- a place where you can subscribe monthly to get complete instructions for 10 projects from talented designers using only current Stampin’ Up products so you can create the projects you see.

All for a great price, too- only $10 for everything that month!! Check it out HERE.

Throughout this month I will be sharing  sneak peeks of all of October’s projects. So get ready to be inspired. I would like to introduce one of the beautiful project tutorials you will be getting this month by Julie Warnick.

Fabulous Fall Centerpiece Ensemble

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Welcome autumn into your home with this Fabulous Fall Centerpiece! First you will learn how to create a glimmering pumpkin that is the perfect focal point for your table or mantle. Next you will make two coordinating candles that accent the pumpkin beautifully. A sprinkling of autumn leaves and 3-D acorns add just the right touch to your fall décor. And to top it off, there is a darling card that can be framed, given away or adapted to make name markers for your Thanksgiving table. This ensemble is simple to make and will add something special to your home this season! 

SU Thoughtful Branches

August 25, 2016

Have you seen this beauty floating through cyberspace? It was created by a German demonstrator,

Danny Hikade, using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

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I was so taken by it that I made one myself! I used the actual branches from the Thinlits, stamped the leaves on the Very Vanilla cardstock before I ran it through the Big Shot with the Brickwall embossing folder, and tied on a twine bow. I used Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Garden Green (LOVE that color) as my palette.

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To make that cute little middle, just stamp the leaf foliage image and die cut. Then punch out a 1 1/2″ circle out of the leaves and mount it on another solid circle the same size. Easy peasy!

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LOCAL STAMPERS…the Thoughtful Branches Bundle ends on August 31…I am still accepting spots for classes on Wednesday evening, Sept.14 and Thursday afternoon and evening, Sept. 15. Let me know if you want to come so I can order you the bundle!

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