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Stampin’ Up! Specials & News

April 2020 - Be the FIRST to play with this brand new suite from the upcoming 2021-2022 annual Stampin' Up! catalog! The Ornate Garden Suite is full of gorgeous papers, stamps, dies and accessories to make beautiful cards and gifts that are perfect for spring. Grab...

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Quick & Easy Cards with Double-Sided Patterned Papers

Do you have any double-sided papers that both sides look good together? Here's how you can use them to make quick & easy cards! This is basically a one sheet wonder idea because you can make 6 cards out of ONE sheet of 12x12 double-sided patterned paper! Cut your...

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Spring Stamping List

Well, these are some interesting times. Am I right? We're all adjusting to a new normal and it's not so "normal" at all. So I've been over here brainstorming how I can help you add a little more FUN into your days and since spring started yesterday, I created a little...

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Quick & Easy Cards You Can Make This Weekend!

Today I've got a quick & easy card idea that you can make this weekend... for ANY occasion! Floral Paper: 3"x3" Floral Paper Mat: 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Embossed Background: 4" x 5-1/4" Card Base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" Greeting Banner: 1/2" x 2-1/4" Make These...

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How to Use a Sponge to Make a Circle on a Card

It's amazing what you can do with a simple stamping sponge and a few ink pads! Whisper White: 4" x 5-1/4" Mango Melody card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" folded in half or scored at 4-1/4" How to Use a Sponge to Make a Circle on a Card  Cut your round Stampin' Sponge into 6-8...

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Embossing Tips for Heat Embossing and Embossing Folders

Did you know there are two kinds of embossing? One is heat embossing where you melt emboss powders with a heat tool and the other is called dry embossing where you use a stylus and stencil or an embossing folder to create a raised design in your card stock. I used...

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Handmade Valentine Card Ideas

My earliest memory of making cards is making Valentine cards with red construction paper and white doilies. Perhaps you can relate? Since then my handmade Valentine cards have gotten a bit fancier and so can yours! Don't worry, you can still use doilies. 🙂 Today I've...

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NEW Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!

There's nothing I love more than pretty papers because they make card making SO EASY!! In this video I'll be sharing ALL the NEW Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up! that are in the January - June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog, plus a brand new...

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Fun Fold Valentine Cards

These Valentine cards have a bit of a fun fold to them AND they show off BOTH sides of your pretty double-sided papers! They are both regular A2 size cards (finished size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2") but instead of the full card opening, there's a mini card on the front that...

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