Many Messages Stamp Set & Die
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Many Messages Bundle and Card

February 24, 2021 By

Trust me.  This is a very different stamp ‘set’.  It’s a very “wordy” background stamp.   You can use it as a background image or as 22 — yes that’s twenty-two — separate images.  Yes, there is a coordinating die for cutting the separate greetings in one quick shot!  And look at all the shapes!  I just had a thought……you could just use the die with a plain piece of…

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Double Pleat Fancy Fold Cards

February 23, 2021 By

Don’t let that title, Double Pleat Fancy Fold Cards, or description put you off.  Actually it did put me off for several weeks until I finally tried it yesterday.  After I made my first/prototype card I made another card.  And another card.  I used the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper for all three cards.   Let’s get started. To make the pleated fold you need to start with…

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Pretty Perennials - YOU MAKE ME HAPPY
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Pretty Perennials Multi Greeting Happy Card

February 21, 2021 By

Well now, did that post title make you wonder?  It’s the fault of the greetings in the Pretty Perennials stamp set.  The happy word is in a large script font.  The remaining words are in a snazzy uppercase font.  These words offer us five separate greetings.  This stamp set is a winner for offering so many floral images plus the variety of greetings.       Here are today’s tools: Basic…

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March Paper Pumpkin Kit, Here's to You
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Plan Ahead! Grab a Friend, Make a Date and Have Some Stamping Fun with March’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

February 15, 2021 By

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover the fun of paper crafting.  Grab a friend and block an hour or two to sit and craft and chat, laugh and enjoy!  Instructions…

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Sudsol Zoom Call #1 -
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Pretty Perennials Sketched Design

February 13, 2021 By

I’ve belonged to a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators called Sudsol (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) for years…like at least 15, maybe 20.  We share ideas and concerns and projects and more and it’s just wonderful.  (If you’re a demonstrator and want to know more please send me an email.) Anyway, yesterday afternoon one of our great members, Jeanne, organized a Zoom call (thank you Covid) where we…

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Mystery Card #3, February 8, 2021
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Creating a Spotlight Focused Card

February 10, 2021 By

I’m hooked on Mystery Monday Stamping mornings with Sharon Armstrong*, a fun stamper from the heart of Texas.  After making the first card, which was a total mystery, following step-by-step until it was completed, I found myself addicted to the spotlight card.  Mind you, it’s not perfect, but it’s a prototype for the next cards I made.  I was hooked on the format and trying this stamp set or…

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Walter
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Pampered Pets Sympathy Cards

February 9, 2021 By

The Pampered Pets stamp set, p. 42 in the 20-21 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, is a frisky and fun dog and cat lovers stamping opportunity.  It’s also there when you need it to express your thoughts at the loss of a pet as I’ve had to this past weekend.  Friends in Washington state lost their giant 10-plus year old 180 pound ‘puppy’ Walter.  Here’s my tribute to Walter and…

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My original two cards
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Make Your Own Designer Series Paper

February 8, 2021 By

Today’s card is kind of fun.  It started out as a ‘mystery card’, following stamping instructions without knowing exactly where I was going.  Bottom line, I created a piece of Designer Series Paper that I could call my own. I forced myself to use a stamp set I hadn’t used before since I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it.  This project worked out perfectly. I,…

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Blythe's Stampin' space from the doorway
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February’s Host Code and My Stampin’ Update

February 6, 2021 By

Zoom!  It’s the end of the first week of February.  Unbelievable how time flies.  January allowed me to reorganize and tidy up my stampin’ space, a spare bedroom.  Actually, it never even got a chance to be a bedroom.  When we moved to Boise and into our new home, the room was claimed as my new ‘studio’.  All of the old storage units came with us from California (Mi…

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Boho Indigo Product Medley card
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Boho Indigo Product Medley

January 30, 2021 By

You might croak when you first see the price tag ($70) for the Boho Indigo Product Medley on page 9 of the 20-21 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.  But……..when you total up how many cards you can create from the kit it’s a no-brainer.  I’ve made at least 30 cards so far and have more supplies ready for making even more cards.  Let’s see:  30 times at least $4 per…

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Hummingbird Slim Line Card with DSP envelope
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Slim Line Card Envelope Template

January 29, 2021 By

  I based my envelope today on yesterday’s finished card which measured 6-1/2″ x 3″.  I am using an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of computer paper, preferably a heavier, sturdier weight than ‘cheap’ copy paper.  It does NOT have to be as heavy as Basic White cardstock.  The weight of a sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) would be perfect.  In fact, perhaps use DSP and then write your…

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Slim Line Card

January 28, 2021 By

Two bits got me excited about finally attempting to make one of the quite popular slim line cards.  I unburied this card, from long long ago, while purging my stamping space once again.  (I’ve been in this new space here in Idaho for a year now and it’s obvious to me that I need to do some serious reorganizing.)   Below is the sketch I’m using as a layout inspiration.…

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Happy Birthday You Old Goat

January 25, 2021 By

Birthdays are the best.  It’s really good to just have one because it means you’re still breathing.  And it’s just fun to have one and be receiving cards and greetings and, when possible, a few extra hugs or at least elbow bumps. A fellow stamper and friend from Victoria BC, MiRan, sent me this year’s first birthday card using the perfectly reverently non-reverent Way to Goat stamp set.  …

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Have a Hoot Valentine Card

January 19, 2021 By

It’s never too early to get started on Valentines for the special people in your life, especially when you’re visiting from out of town, your hubby loves owls and your favorite stamping ‘guru’ is waiting for playtime.  That’s the story of Claudia, visiting her BFF who lives across the park from me.  Claudia was a brand new stamper last time she visited and now she’s anxious to get her…

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Quite Curvy Birdie
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Clean and Fresh “Hello” Card

January 17, 2021 By

Today’s clean and fresh ‘hello’ card was a challenge to myself to create a fairly simple card.  I’m quite happy with it.  I used the lovely Quite Curvy Bundle from the newly released 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.   The only thing I would change would be to texturize the Basic White layer.  I’d use the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  Otherwise I’m quite pleased with the outcome. Product List…

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