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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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Handmade for You

The NEW January-June 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is here!! I’m not really sure why they call it a mini catalog because this thing is HUGE! 75 pages of new products and fabulous ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Look through the catalog (pdf) Sure you...

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Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2019

The end of December is always a great time to reflect back on the year so today I've rounded up my Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2019.  These card making ideas are my blog posts that were most read and videos that were most watched in 2019 and include a variety of fun...

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Send a little Christmas Cheer

It's the final few days before Christmas and if you don't have your cards in the mail yet I just want to let you know that people will still be THRILLED to get a Christmas card from you even if it arrives after Christmas. You're just extending their Christmas Cheer!...

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Handmade Cardinal Card

The colors of this cardinal card give it a Christmasy feel but you could make something similar to send to your cardinal loving friends any time of the year! Paper Sizes: Whisper White: 2-5/8" x 4" Shaded Spruce: 3" x 4-3/8" Plaid paper: (2) 1/2" x 5-1/2" Cherry...

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