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February 25th, 2019

One of the things I like about the Valentine’s Day theme, “All My Love” Suite of products, is that they can be used for other reasons, not just Valentine’s Day. Weddings and bridal showers for sure, anniversaries, birthdays or “just because”,  like the featured card here, are all possible reasons or events to make a card from these sets.


For as fancy as it looks, this card is fairly simple to make.

  1. Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut All My Love Designer Series Paper, the red pattern: 4 1/2″ x 3″, the floral strip: 5 1/2″ x  3/4″.
  3. For the sentiment card stock piece, start with the floral thinlit, then cut all the sides. Last position the corner holes thinlit and run through the big shot.
  4. The decorative piece at the bottom of the sentiment card stock piece, is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. I use Adhesive Sheets with delicate thinlits and framelits like this one, it’s so much easier to adhere them to your card.
  5. Adhere Heart Epoxy Droplets.

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February 22, 2019,

     I think this bundle may have gotten overlooked a bit because I haven’t seen many cards on the demo sites with it. There’s a lot of cute little stamps in the set, 26 to be exact, and they’re photopolymer, which makes it a definite Yes for me!


I made about 20 of the cards above that I’ll be sending this weekend to  my class attendees and a few of my Demo friends. The stamp set bundle is in the Annual Catalog on  page 22, if you want to take a peek. It has a “Thank You” Thinlit die cut, that’s really cute.

The stamped rectangle backgrounds are from the Bokeh Dots stamp set. The two stamps in this set make beautiful backgrounds with endless applications.

The plant sprig is from the Dear Doily Stamp set, which also comes in a bundle, with some gorgeous Thinlit dies…pg. 47 in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.


I hope you like my cards! I love stamping cards like these two, playing with the various stamps and pretty colors.

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February 18th, 2019

  I used Stampin’ Up!’s purpose statement stamp and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for my team Thank You for joining card. The Statement of the Heart stamp is only available to Demonstrators, but you could substitute a different sentiment if you want to make this card.


Purple, gingham, polka dot ribbon and a beautiful sentiment…doesn’t get much better than that!

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Gingham Gala DSP has 4 more beautiful colors too!  I made a some of these cards for my demo friends as well.

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The ribbon on these cards is a Free with purchase Sale-A-Bration  item…it sold out really fast…more should be available March 4th.

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January 15th, 2019

LOVE these butterflies…the DSP, (designer series paper) you see here is FREE with a $50 purchase. For details click here: Sale-A-Bration and click here: DSP,  or scroll down to the bottom of the page for promo and product info.

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I used several of the sentiments from the set and re-arranged the cards a bit.


I saw this technique used by several other demos, (demonstrator’s), one of my upline,  Patty Bennett, was the first examples I saw…so smart and so easy to do!1acolor collage

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February 11th, 2019

  I am loving all these free SAB stamp sets, this one is so pretty! This free set is the patented “Dis-ink-tive” style. You get different depths of color in a one-step stamp process that ordinarily needs a 2 or 3 step stamping process.

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The lilies were each stamped once…but look at the different shades of Highland Heather on each of the flowers. Same for the stems and leaves.


After stamping the lilies, I rolled it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder. It’s hard to see in the far right picture but the embossed lilies add some pretty texture to the card.

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February 8th 2019,

   This is my favorite Valentine I made for this Valentines Day. I like the Balmy Blue, it adds a little non-traditional fresh color. The heart dies speak for themselves!


Before I cut the fancy heart die, I put an adhesive sheet backing on it. It makes adhering intricate dies like this a snap!

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Here’s a little closer look…


This is a  5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ Balmy Blue card base scored at 4 1/4″. The designer series paper is cut with the largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die. I wanted the center rectangle to be long and narrow and here’s how I did it…

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February 4th, 2019,

I love the Granny Apple Green and the Lovely Lipstick Foil sheet together, they’re so cute, especially with these little frogs!


I thought this simple fancy fold would add a little more fun to this card!

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I did a few variations…I had to play with all the frogs, didn’t I?


And the inside…


These were fun cards to make, I’m happy with how they turned out! I hope you like them too!

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February 1st, 2019

   I’m a “sweet-a-holic”…love me some sugar! Cupcakes are the best because they’re usually loaded with frosting…my favorite part! These adorable cupcakes are FREE with a $50 purchase right now during Sale_A-Bration.


The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies have so many fun possibilities, this was easy and quick…cut out the rectangle…leaving a stitched frame put some cute dsp behind it, add your cupcake, some embellishments and you’re done!


Here’s a few helpful hints…

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