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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple fun fold card, the diagonal Z-fold, using either stamped images or Designer Series Paper.

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”, scored at 2-1/8 and 4.25”
Two strips measuring 6.5 x 2” – either white cardstock, or DSP, depending on what you’re using to decorate
White cardstock insert: 4 x 5.25″

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Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a slimline card using the amazing Reversibles stamp set Jar of Flowers. You’ll get to learn about how Reversibles stamps work, as well as get a demo of the stampin’ off technique!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 8 x 8.5”, scored on the 8″ side at 4”
White: 3.25 x 7.75”
Mat: 2-5/8 x 5.5”
White: 2-3/8 x 5.25”

This is a slimline card, meaning it will fit in a ‘business size’ envelope.

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the paper piecing technique, using one of my favourite stamp sets – Beautiful Moments.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat layer: 4 x 5.25”
Frame: 2.75 x 4-1/8″
White for stamping: 2-5/8 x 4″

And then some scraps of DSP for your paper piecing.

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple yet stunning card with the gorgeous new Rainbow Glimmer paper and the Ornate Borders dies!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Rainbow Glimmer paper: 12 x 1″

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a quick and easy fun fold card using products from the Whale of a Time suite!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
White insert: 4 x 3
Extra cardstock: 1-5/8 x 4″, 0.75 x 4”
DSP: 4 x 3”

Scrap coloured cardstock & DSP for decorating

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

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Learn how to make a simple and lovely card using the Ornate Garden DSP, or any DSP you’d like to use. This layout is CASE’d from a design by Barb Mullikan.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat layer: 3.75 x 5”
and then a piece of cardstock and a piece of DSP that are both the same size: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8”
Cardstock for your sentiment: 1″ wide, whatever length you need for chosen sentiment

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The new mini catalogue is now live! Previously known as the holiday catalogue,this gorgeous book features 83 pages of wonderful co-ordinating products to help make your holiday crafting easy and fun! Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Hanukkah – even Valentine’s Day makes a sneak appearance. I’m so excited that we get to enjoy these products for a full five months – and next year, the mini catalogue will go for six full months! Yippee!

Here are some of my top picks from this fun new catalogue. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for BeginnersJoyful Holly, p. 34
For this category, I always want to pick a product that will allow a beginner to get crafting right away. Joyful Holly is perfect for this! The large holly stamps allow you to create interesting graphics quickly and easily, and the two included sentiments are all you need to make a big stack of holiday cards. Beautiful and simple!

Best Sentiment Stamp SetChristmas Means More, p. 29
I’m a sucker for a Christmas movie, and these stamps feature quotes from some of my all-time favourites! Big bold sentiments like this help you make a stack of holiday cards quickly and easily. A must-have!

Best Graphic Stamp SetLife is Beautiful, p. 51
This stunning Distinktive stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Lee Ann Greff, and you can use it all year round to celebrate all the different seasons of life. The fun textured images bring so much life to your project – this is a stamp set with loads of versatility!

Best EmbellishmentGlitter Star Ornaments, p. 9 or Beaded Pearls, p. 15
Christmas is all about the bling, and these two sparkly, luxe embellishments definitely bring the bling!

Best Designer Series PaperPoinsettia Place, p. 15
This elegant paper features traditional holiday colours in classic floral themes. Perfect for all your holiday crafting, from cards to decor to gift packaging! Don’t miss the vellum/flocked specialty paper and sheer Real Red ribbon on the same page, as well.

Honourable MentionTrimming the Town, p. 25
Where Poinsettia Place is elegant and lush, Trimming the Town is whimsical and charming. Featuring adorable wintry images of a mountainside town and delightful background images, this paper will meet all your holiday needs! There’s even a sheet that’s made up entirely of holiday sentiments, that you can cut up for use on your cards and projects!

Best Punch BundleGift Wrapped, p. 12
This sweet little bundle will help you with gift packaging, treat boxes, cards – even ornaments or home decor items! I love the stylishness of the stamp images, and am entranced with the vintage font used in the sentiments. Fabulous, affordable bundle at $42.25!

Best Die BundleIn the Pines, p. 43
There’s no shortage of wonderful die bundles in this catalogue, but In the Pines gets my vote for three reasons. First of all, with a lovely graphic collection of trees in various sizes, it will be so fast to create beautiful cards that are instantly recognizable as holiday cards. However – my second reason is that you can also use this bundle for non-holiday cards! Sympathy, Thinking of You, Birthday, and other occasions would all fit right in. Third, it’s a Distinktive stamp set that will add so much texture to your project! I love the art style of the tree stamps, the two-step stamp design that allows you to experiment with different colours, and the negative image dies in the die set. Add the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder (page 35) and you’re all set to create a whole forest full of stunning tree cards!

Best BlingBalmy Blue Glimmer Paper, p. 37
The Snowflake Splendor suite is one of the most popular in the mini catalogue, and no wonder – from the wintry blues of the DSP to the heartwarming sentiments of the stamp set, there’s a lot to love. The Balmy Blue glimmer paper adds the perfect bling to your snowy project!

Best Halloween ProductHallows Night Magic bundle, p. 54
The filigree stamped bats in this stamp set are a spooky delight, and the magic of this suite doesn’t stop there. I’m LOVING the colour palette of Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Basic Black in the Designer Series Paper, and the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder is terrific (check out the sample photo, where they’ve used silver foil in this folder – stunning!). The iridescent pearls finish off the creepy crawly spiders just perfectly. Yup, I think I need to get this whole suite!

Best New ToolCard Display , p. 41
What a great and handy product to have on hand at this time of year! Whether you’re displaying handmade cards you’ve created, storebought cards you’ve received, or anything in between, this rack will display them beautifully. I love that it comes apart to store flat, and that it includes clips to hang the cards! Brilliant and affordable product at $41 – and makes a great gift, too!

Best KitThe Christmas Countdown Project Kit, p. 6
This is a returning favourite from last year and I had to include it again on my Top Pick list! I was so amazed to see all the awesome and creative things crafters used this kit for last year – it’s good for way more than just Christmas. See more examples here!

Best Deal in the CatalogueThe Starter Kit, p. 82
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue! Choose up to $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

In Case You Missed It
Turnovers stamp set, p. 60
This delightful Reversibles stamp set features charming images for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and more! Stamp in one colour, clean the stamp, and then turn it over to stamp again in a different colour to create a two-step image. 18 images on 9 stamps – what a deal!

New Pick a Punch, p. 65
I’m super excited to see the Banners Pick a Punch! If I had a nickel for every time I’ve tried (and failed) to cut a neat little banner end on my cardstock … well, let’s just say I’d have more than enough nickels to buy this punch! This will get a lot of use in my craft room, year-round!

Hostess setA Merry Hello, p. 81
A truly adorable set of stamps that you can earn for free with your qualifying party! Contact me and we can start planning!

Thanks for reading today! Do you agree with my picks? I’d love to know what’s on your must-have list – drop me a comment below!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, easy Fancy Fold card called the Double Easel, using the beautiful Flowers for Every Season DSP. All products are available through my online store – just click on the link to add these items to your shopping cart, or look at the full shopping list below the post!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 4.25 x 11”, scored at 5.5”
Second cardbase: 4 x 10.25”, scored at 2.5 + 5”
DSP: one piece 3.75 x 5”, and two pieces cut to 2.25 x 3.75”

You’ll also need some scrap white cardstock to stamp your sentiment, and whatever embellishments you’d like to use to decorate.

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

And remember – if you feel inspired by this or any other project, you have until tomorrow (August 3) to take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion! For every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon code. What a great deal!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use a background stamp to add a lot of texture and interest to a simple card!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

And some scrap white and green cardstock.

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

Happy Stampin’!

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I’m participating in another blog hop with The Crafty Medic, and today we’re celebrating Christmas in July!

The new August to December Mini Catalogue goes live on August 4th, so it’s a perfect time to take a peek at all the wonderful holiday goodness that’s headed our way next month. (And of course, we lucky demonstrators can order from this catalogue already!)

I was so happy to see that the beautiful Christmas Gleaming bundle, along with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, is returning this year. This was one of my top picks from last year’s holiday catalogue, and Stampin’ Up! has brought it back for us to enjoy again! The copper foil accents in the Brightly Gleaming paper are absolutely stunning, and it’s so quick and easy to put a card together with the stamp set and co-ordinating punches.

To show off more of this gorgeous paper, I put together a scrappy strips card as well. This big bold Christmas Greetings stamp is now retired, unfortunately, but it’s still a favourite in my craft room! I think the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set would also look really good here.

Another thing I love about the Brightly Gleaming paper is that you could use it all year round! Here, I’ve used the less-sparkly side of the paper to make a masculine birthday card. Once I started playing with this paper, I couldn’t stop!

I hope you’ll follow the link below to see the other Christmas projects, and get excited about what’s coming in just ten more days!! (But who’s counting!!)

And remember, you have a few more days to get in on Bonus Days. For every $60 you spend in July (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August – when you’ll be able to order from the annual catalogue AND the new August-December mini! I’ll be placing an order this coming Monday (July 27), so if you need anything be sure to contact me before then, or shop online and use hostess code H2HUA3ET.

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tutorial: W-Card Fold
Tutorial: Post-it Note Holder
Welcome to Inkyfingers Papercrafting
Tutorial: Scrappy Strips Technique
Blog Hop: Christmas in July!
Product Spotlight: Christmas Countdown Kit
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