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Sunflower Gate Fold Card

Mix it Up with a Gate Fold Card – It Opens in the Middle!

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Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up and try something new. Like a different fold for your handmade cards! Instead of opening up from the bottom or the side, this fun gate fold card opens from the middle… Garden Green card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 2-3/4″ from each end Sunflower paper: (2) 2-1/2″ x 4″ Oval Size: 1-7/8″ x 2-3/4″ Tips for making this card: Make sure your patterns line up. The easiest way to do this is to cut a strip of 4″ wide patterned paper then cut off two 2-1/2″ pieces and make sure you tape them…

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Soda Pop Thank you Card

You won’t believe this. I didn’t!

By | Stampin' Up! Events | 4 Comments

The end of last week I attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Salt Lake City where demonstrators from around the world gathered to stamp, be inspired and celebrate our accomplishments. You guys, I was SHOCKED when I heard my name called as the #8 overall demonstrator in the US. SHOCKED!!! My friend Kelly says she wishes she had taken a picture of my face in that moment. I think I said “What?!?!” Thank you for your support, your Stampin’ Up! orders and the sweet emails you send me telling me you like the cards I’ve shared. YOU are the…

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How to Store 12×12 Paper

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Patterned Paper, Scrapbook Paper, Designer Series Paper… Whatever you call your 12×12 papers they can be a challenge to store and organize. In this video I’ll share how I store mine and give you a few tips for how you might want to store yours… (Tip: If you don’t have sound, click on the little volume icon in the bottom right corner of the video.) As shown in the video, my 12×12 papers are stored in a 12×12 Standard Paper Holder from Stamp-n-Storage. Do you have other tips for storing 12×12 papers? We’d love to hear them! Leave a comment…

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How to Organize Card Making Supplies

How I store my Card Making Supplies & Organize my Craft Space…

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I’m often asked “How do you store your… (insert card making supply here)”. So here’s a video where I show you how I store my card making supplies (paper, paper scraps, stamps, punches, ribbon, embellishments, framelit dies, etc) and talk about how I organize my craft space. How I store my card making supplies & organize my craft space How I store my card making supplies & organize my craft space… You can order Stamp-n-Storage products at https://www.stampnstorage.com/#a_aid=inkitup (That's my affiliate link so they'll give me a little something for sending you their way with no additional cost to you….

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Jewel Thankful for You Card

I’m Thankful For You

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My friend Rachel asked me the other day if I ever use my background in Mathematics to figure out how to get the most out of my paper. The answer is absolutely “YES!” I’m always trying to figure out how to use all of my paper without any waste. One of my favorite ways to use up an entire piece of 12×12 pretty paper is to cut it up into 3″x4″ pieces. It’s super easy to cut it into three 4″ strips and then cut each of those strips into 3″ pieces. No leftovers! You can make TWELVE cards out of…

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