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This week I’m featuring the beautiful new Ornate Style bundle. This bundle is part of the Ornate Garden Suite, which is in the new annual catalogue coming out on June 3rd – but this whole suite is available right now, you don’t have to wait! The suite includes two gorgeous stamp-and-die bundles, one of which we’re going to use today, stunning specialty designer series paper with gold foil accents, an embossing folder, ribbon pack, and gold gilded gem embellishments.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 2”
Cardstock: 4 x 4”
White: 1 x 2.5″

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If you love the Ornate Garden Suite, don’t forget to sign up for my Ornate Garden Online Retreat, happening July 25th! Get all the details here!

Happy Stampin’!

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Learn how to use the Stitched Rectangle dies and Hand-Lettered Prose dies to get two cards out of one cut!

You’ll need:

Two cardbases: 5.5 x 8.5”
Two cardstock mats: 4 x 5.25”
One additional mat: 3.75 x 5”
DSP: 3.75 x 5”

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Once you’ve made your own pair of two-for-one cards, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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If you follow any other stampin’ blogs or Facebook groups, you may have seen the Double Wonder that’s been making the rounds lately. This is a template created by Shannon West of the Stampin’ Up! home office in Utah. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try it out myself with the beautiful new Specialty Designer Series Paper, Ornate Garden! This stunning paper includes gold foil accents, which is why it’s a specialty paper. It’s part of the Ornate Garden Suite from the new annual catalogue coming out in a few weeks – but this suite is available now!

The Double Wonder is a way to get eleven beautiful cards out of one sheet of DSP. The template shows you just how to cut your paper and assemble your cards. I’ll walk you through the process, then you can download this printable template to help you make your own.

Start by cutting a 12×12″ sheet of DSP into two 6×12″ pieces. Set one piece aside, and cut the other into three pieces, as shown below. From left to right, these are Layouts 3, 2, and 1.

Layout 1:


Cut this piece into six pieces measuring 3 x 1.5″. These six pieces will make two cards.

Layout 2:


Cut a 3/4″ strip from the bottom of this piece, and set this piece aside for Layout 3. Cut the remaining piece into four 1″ strips. These four strips will make two fun-fold cards.

Layout 3:


Cut this piece into two 3.5 x 2.25″ pieces. These two pieces, along with the 3/4″ strip cut in the previous step, will make one card.

Layout 4:
You’re left with a piece measuring 1.5 x 3.5″. Cut this in half to create two pieces measuring 1.5 x 1.75″. Set these aside.

Now repeat all the above cuts on your second 6×12″ piece of DSP. Again, you’ll get two cards from Layout 1; two from Layout 2; and one from Layout 3. Cut your last 1.5 x 3.5″ piece in half to create two pieces measuring 1.5 x 1.75″; now you have four pieces this size, which you’ll combine to make one card.

Finish your cards with whatever sentiments, shapes, and embellishments you like!

Here’s a printable template to help you with your Double Wonder cards. Once you’ve made some, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Stampin’ Up! Blends markers are amazing for colouring in stamped images, but they can do so much more. Learn about three unexpected uses for your Blends in this week’s Stampin’ Sunday video!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock layer: 3.75 x 5″
Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8″

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Have you been colouring with your Blends? Don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s video will teach you how to make a shaker card using the super fun Bonanza Buddies Bundle and the co-ordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 5.25″

For the shaker card elements:
Window sheets
Foam Adhesive Strips
Something to fill up your shaker (e.g. sequins, punched shapes, pompoms, etc.)

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Once you’ve made your own shaker card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use your Stamparatus to do wreath stamping! I’ll be using Thoughtful Blooms, a fun stamp set you can earn FREE with your qualifying purchase until March 31st.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”
Layer: 4 x 5.25”
Lg square frame: 3-1/8 x 3-1/8″
White square: I’ve used the largest of the Layering Squares dies, 2-7/8 x 2-7/8″

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Once you’ve made your own wreath stamping project, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s easy as can be to create striking rainbow backgrounds for your cards. All you need are some ink refills, a bone folder, and a baby wipe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap the baby wipe around the bone folder and then add  6-8 drops of each colour ink refill to the wipe, creating five spots of colour. The spots will bleed into each other as they soak into the wipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide the bone folder across your cardstock to create rainbow-coloured stripes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experiment with different patterns and orientations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re left with any blank spots at the edges, you can trim the cardstock, or fill in with Blends or blender pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, finish your card as desired.

Once you’ve made a card with this technique, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a tag closure card. I learned this card fold from another demonstrator, Laurel, at one of our recent demonstrator meetings. It takes a few steps, but it’s easier than you might think!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”
Cardstock panel: 2-3/8 x 5.25″
DSP: 2-1/8 x 5”
Cardstock panel: 4 x 5.25
White insert: 3.75 x 5″

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Once you’ve made your own tag closure card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Today for Stampin’ Sunday I’ve got another great card to show you with the adorable little meerkats from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set. This is a Level One reward item with Sale-a-Bration, meaning you can get it free with your $60 purchase until March 31st.   This card also uses the Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s amazing stamp positioning tool. It just so happens to cost $67, which means if you buy it before March 31st, you will automatically qualify for a Level One reward item! So you could get this stamp set for free – or choose any other Level One item.

Your cardstock measurements are:
Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”
Crumb Cake layer: 4 x 5.25
Early Espresso: 3 x 4.5”
White: 2.75 x 4.25”

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Have you made a project with this stamp set? Don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Another demonstrator meeting means another collection of fun and beautiful Make and Take projects! I always enjoy the opportunity to get together with others who love stamping as much as I do. We have a great time sharing business ideas, seeking advice and feedback, and of course – stamping and creating together. Thanks so much to the wonderful demonstrators who shared their time, energy, and ideas with us at this recent meeting!

All of the projects are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

 

Barb showed us how to create an awesome little treat box using only one piece of cardstock and very little cutting. I’ll be recreating this project for sure – watch for it in an upcoming blog post!

Bruni combined the Heartfelt Bundle with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set – a terrific combination. Extra terrific because if you buy the Heartfelt Bundle before March 31st, you’ll qualify for a free Level One Sale-a-Bration reward …. such as the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set! This was also the first time I worked with Merry Merlot ink, and I LOVE it! Can’t wait to play more with this beautiful colour!

Susan showed us how to create a beautiful birthday card using the Morning Star stamp set and the gorgeous Stitched Stars. The green floral images on the star above are all one stamp … the stamp is shaped to fit perfectly on the star!!

I loved learning how to do a scalloped tag topper closure card, courtesy of Laurel. Watch for an upcoming video on how to create this fun and unique fold!

I was also grateful to Carolyn for showing us how to use Blends to colour white embossing powder and ribbon, so that we can customize the colour of our project! Brilliant!

Lynne showed us how to make this adorable treat box with sweet little faceted gems to decorate! I love the heart-shaped opening!

I received this charming little notepad and pen from fellow demonstrator Susan. What a sweet gift – I just had to share it with you all!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice, all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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