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Tips for Using Glitter Paper

Tips for Using Glitter Paper

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Nothing adds pizzazz to your cards like glitter paper! A little goes a long way but do you ever find it dulling your cutting blades or that your adhesives just aren’t sticking to it? Here are some tips to help you use glitter paper to it’s fullest potential. Stampin’ Up! calls it Glimmer Paper but no matter what you call it the surface feels and shines like glitter. It’s got a rough texture that can sometimes be tough to work with. Here’s what I’ve found works the best. Tips for Using Glitter Paper: When cutting your glitter paper turn it UPSIDE…

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Swordfish Birthday Card

Swordfish Birthday Card

By | Big Shot, Cards, Cards for Men | No Comments

Sometimes you have just a narrow strip of patterned paper that you can’t bring yourself to throw away. That’s how cards like this happen… Whisper White: 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ Striped Paper: 3/4″ x 5″ Dapper Denim: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ When you use a fish stamp you almost have to pair it with the Seaside embossing folder. I’m not even sure what else to tell you about this card because it’s SO EASY! It’s what they call a monochromatic card because I just used white and Dapper Denim. Just one color plus white. It can…

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Sending Smiles Card with Lift Me Up stamp set & Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Sending Smiles

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You don’t need an actual occasion or holiday to send a handmade card. Often the best cards are sent just because. That’s why this greeting stamp “Sending Smiles Across the Miles” paired with hot air balloon paper is perfect for sending cards to faraway friends! Circle Size: 1-7/8″ Basket Weave strip: 3/4″ x 4″ Hot Air Balloon paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Watermelon Wonder card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ This is a fun easy card layout – give it a try! If you have pretty two sided paper like this you can cut it into SIX 4″ x 6″…

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Lift Me Up Congratulations Card

Sending Congratulations Cards

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There are so many reasons to send congratulations cards. A new job, a retirement, a promotion, a graduation… I’m sure you can think of more. Each month I send some congratulations cards out to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my group that deserve a little congratulations for sharing their love of stamping. Circle Size: 2-1/8″ Hot Air Balloon Paper: 3″ x 4″ Night of Navy: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mint Macaron card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ The base for this card was created with my Quick One Sheet Wonder Template. It’s so easy to cut your 12×12 pretty papers into 3″ x…

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Lift Me Up Card

Hot Air Balloon Card

By | Big Shot, Cards, Product Tips | 2 Comments

Card making is a great hobby for your own state of mind and it’s a great way to encourage and lift the spirits of other people too! That’s why I love this sentiment in the new Lift Me Up stamp set. It’s perfect for sending cards to long distance friends and family. Basket Weave Paper: 2-1/2″ x 4″ Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Peekaboo Peach card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ This card was one of many that I made for the January One Sheet Wonder Card Club. I started with the piece of basket weave paper. You can tear just a…

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