Make a Splash with Rainboots and Tulips!

Make a splash! As a child, did you love to splash in puddles with your rain boots? The Flowering Rain Boots stamp set helps you recreate these memories, or make new ones today! Along with the boots, this set features tulips, daisies, flower seed packets, a flower pot and a watering can. With these images and the coordinating Rain Boots Dies, it’s easy to create lots of cheery spring cards for birthdays or any occasion. Also, when you purchase the stamps and dies as a bundle, you’ll save 10%. While most of the dies cut the stamped images, notice the…

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Why to Say Yes to a Card Challenge

Say Yes to a card challenge? Why would you want to do that? There are many reasons to participate in a card challenge, and just as many types of challenges to join! First of all, card-making challenges can help spark your creativity. They provide a starting point for your card design with a sketch, color combination, theme, or stamp set. Secondly, you can combine two or more challenges to create an even more unique card. Thirdly, you’ll get to see a wide variety of card ideas from the design team, as well as many participants. If you find a design…

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Coloring the Kitchen – CTD665

Coloring the kitchen this week begins with a challenge from The Color Throwdown. It’s been quite some time since I’ve participated in any challenges, but I needed a little push in a different direction today. This week’s challenge is a pastel trio of colors: pink, aqua and lavendar. Since I’ve been working with a lot of Halloween and Christmas colors recently, this color combination is a welcome change! In addition, the little ghostly cookies inspire me to bake, which in turn brings the What’s Cookin’ Bundle to mind. With its bowl, whisk, spatula and wooden spoon, the creative baking fun…

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It’s Not Too Late for True Love

It's Not Too Late for True Love Friend card. Features the True Love Designer Series Paper colored with ink pads and Stampin' Blends.

It’s not too late for True Love, but your last chance is here today! At 1PM MT this afternoon, the Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Product Sale begins. True Love is one of the Designer Series Papers from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog that will be gone soon. It features black and white designs, perfect for coloring, like on these Color of True Love cards. Several other favorite papers and bundles are also retiring, including the Hydrangea Hill and Sand & Sea papers, and the Kangaroo & Company bundle. Click here to download the entire list of Last Chance…

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A Little Hello

How to Use Stitched Triangles Dies for A Little Hello Envelope card

A little hello from me to you today. Happy Earth Day! This hello card demonstrates how to use the Stitched Triangles Dies in another way for a look that resembles a square envelope. A Little Hello How To To create the card, begin with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of thick Basic White card stock. Score it at 4-1/4″ and fold it to create a card base. Next, use the Stitched Triangles Dies to cut two solid and two striped (or other patterned) papers with the large right triangle dies. Adhere the two patterned pieces on the right and left…

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Tell All Your Friends!

Handmade Thinking of You card. Black background that makes the colored triangles pop! Embossed butterfly image and sentiment, with a few opal rounds to finish it off!

Tell all your friends – Thinking of you today! Don’t just ‘Like’ their Facebook or Instagram post…take the time to create this card and send it. Creating the card in their favorite colors makes it extra special! This card layout is easy and the black background makes the colored triangles pop. How To Tell All Your Friends With this Card Supplies You’ll Need: Card Base – Smoky Slate card stock, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ Layer – Black card stock, 3-3/4″ x 5″ Stitched Triangles Dies in 3 sizes, or cut 3 right triangles by hand. Stitched Shapes Dies,…

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Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds

Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds: Hello friend card with Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. This handmade card has a base of Seaside Spray card stock, dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. The sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and the Highland Heather hummingbird are from A Touch of Ink stamp set. A couple large Pastel Pearls accent the stamped images for a beautiful and easy card.

Are hydrangeas and hummingbirds good companions? Normally I would say they are not, but on this Hello Friend card they make a perfect pair! The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper is so beautiful on its own, but the hummingbird and pastel pearls add a little extra interest to the card front. Card Base And Embossing Choose an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Seaside Spray card stock for the card base. First score it at 4-1/4″. Secondly, emboss the card front up to the score line with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Hello Friend…

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