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Simple Card Sketch #1

If you're not sure where to start when making a card, here's the solution: Start with a card sketch. A card sketch is a pattern for making a card.   Even after making cards for 23 years, I rarely pull a creative card idea out of thin air. I've never really...

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Fall Stamping List

You all loved my Spring Stamping List so much, I decided to create a Fall Stamping List too! Try a new stamping technique, make a card, send a card. It's kinda like a "bucket list" that you can check off as you have a few minutes. DOWNLOAD THE LIST HERE, print it out...

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Send a Card to a Friend!

There's nothing better than getting an unexpected handmade card in your mailbox, so here's a lovely card to make and send to a friend "just because". Blue Floral Patterned Paper: 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Misty Moonlight: 3″ x 4″ Green Patterned Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Misty...

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How to add a POP of color to a Black and White Card

Black and white can be very elegant on their own, but as a brights girl, I love to add a POP of bright color to my black and white cards! Basic White Card Base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" Basic Black: 4" x 5-1/4" Black & White Patterned Paper: 3" x 4" Basic...

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How To Add Shading to Stamps with Sponge Daubers

Bashful Blue card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" Calypso Coral: 4" x 5-1/4" embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D folder Peach paper: 2" x 4" Circle size: 2-5/8"   If one color of ink is good, then two is even better! To make my stamped peaches seem...

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NEW Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!

Card making can be so easy when you are using pretty patterned paper! The colors are already chosen for you and the patterns add instant interest. The July-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog has some beautiful designer series papers, shown in the video below, that are...

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Easy Birthday Ice Cream Cone Cards

Summer is in full swing here and one of our favorite things to do is stop by our local ice cream shop for a scoop or two on a hot day. Today I have 2 ice cream cone cards for you with tips for making them... you choose whether you want 2 scoops or 3. (No calories...

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Stampin’ Up! Specials & News

It usually only happens once a year, but this year we've got DOUBLE the fun with a SECOND Sale-a-Bration! August 3 - September 30th you can select a FREE Sale-a-bration product with EVERY $50 or $100 purchase (before tax and shipping). Shop Now! There's no limit to...

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A Happy Hello with Cutting Tips for Quick Cards

Do you ever make a card that just makes you SMILE? This is that card for me. It's super easy to make and yet when I was done it just made me smile. Highland Heather card base: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" Floral paper: 2" x 5" Circle Size: 2-3/8" I know whoever...

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