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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You’re So Sweet … It’s Scary!

You're So Sweet...It's Scary card layout showing Halloween patterned paper you can create with the Frightfully Cute Bundle.

You’re So Sweet … It’s Scary is a fun sentiment from the Frightfully Cute Bundle by Stampin’ Up! Combine the greeting with a subtle, not so scary witch, and a cute little cat for a sweet Halloween card. You’re So Sweet Halloween Card Create Your Own Designer Series Paper Use the Brights Designer Series Paper as the background for a quick card. Firstly, choose from one of four patterns in the paper pack. In order to step up the card design, customize it with your own pretty paper. Just stamp the small bats in Gorgeous Grape ink all over the…

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Trifold Shutter Cards

Trifold Shutter cards are a fun-fold card that looks difficult to make, but is actually fairly simple. Once you’ve mastered the scoring and folding, the rest is easy. Just decorate your card with pretty paper! Scoring and Cutting Let’s see how to make this fun-fold card. Begin with a 5-1/2″ x 12″ piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock. On the 12″ side, score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″. Put the 5-1/2″ side in the paper trimmer at the 1-1/2″ mark. Cut between the 2″ and 10″ score lines. Flip the paper and cut again. See diagram below. Trifold Shutter Card…

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Penguin Playmates Day 7

Penguin Playmates Day 7 features two Christmas card designs using 4″ triangles of Penguin Playmates paper. Cut a 4″ square diagonally, leaving a gap you can fill with a variety of elements to make your card stand out! On Day 1 of the series there’s information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there too! Time is running out to get your free paper! Day 2: explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  For Day 3: create a Christmas…

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Penguin Playmates Day 1

Penguin Playmates Day 1 features four card designs using cute Penguin paper. How can you get this paper? Easy! Just place a Stampin’ Up! product order of $50 during Sale-a-Bration and choose it as your free reward! There’s no limit to how many free products you can earn! I’ll be sharing ideas for other products in the Sale-a-Bration brochure too. PLEASE NOTE: Sale-a-Bration products are available while supply lasts, or until September 30, 2021. Check here for current availability status. Today’s Penguin Playmates designs feature 3″ x 4″ rectangles, combined with either 2″ x 3″ or 3″ x 3″ pieces….

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