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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The Color of True Love

The Colors of True Love for this Birthday Card are Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. The Hydrangea Haven stamp set includes the sentiment 'To an incredible woman'.

What is the color of true love? Today’s cards feature the Stampin’ Up! True Love Designer Series Paper (item 154281). This is a black and white paper that’s perfect for designs like the Zany Zebras background prints, and also for coloring with Stampin’ Blends! The Color of True Love Sympathy Card Paper Layers and Stampin’ Blends The Light and Dark Highland Heather blends, along with Light and Dark Old Olive are beautiful for coloring this sympathy card. Choose a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Old Olive card stock for the card base. Then add a black layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″…

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The Good Things in Life

Gather Supplies from the Last Chance List! Grab the Good Things in Life sentiment for this card from the Butterfly Gala stamp set before it retires! Yes, the 2020-2021 Catalog retiring list from Stampin’ Up! came out yesterday. Sadly, this stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch are on it – BUT the punch is discounted! I love the sentiments and butterflies in this set, and the punch makes creating lots of butterflies really easy! So grab yours today from the Last Chance Products Sale because retiring items are only available while supplies last! Download the retiring list pdf…

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Simply Confetti Card

Crushed Curry celebratory card for birthdays or congratulations.

This confetti card doesn’t actually have any of the little bits of confetti that fall out and create a huge mess! Celebrating a birthday? How about a huge accomplishment or promotion? Here’s a simple design to use when the celebratory occasion calls for confetti! How to Make the Confetti Card Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Crushed Curry card base, folded in half. Cut 1 piece of Playing with Patterns paper and 1 piece of Whisper White card stock to 2-3/4″ x 4″. Emboss the white card stock with the Subtle embossing folder and adhere it to the card base…

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Timeless Tropical Card Trio

Stamped palm trees and birthday greeting from the Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set

Today’s Timeless Tropical Card Trio is inspired by a recent article in a Succeed Weekly email. If you’re not familiar with Succeed Weekly, it’s one of the best benefits of being a demonstrator! You’re never alone when you decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. There are videos and tutorials available to help you get started, including the Succeed Weekly newsletter that Stampin’ Up! sends to demonstrators who subscribe. It contains information on current promotions, business tips and often a project or two to get you creating and sharing! Since I’ve been trying to make more projects with supplies I…

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Peekaboo Thank You Card

Quick and easy thank you card with Share What You Love paper

When you have beautiful paper, like the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!, this peekaboo Thank You Card is a snap to create! Simply cut a curve in your pretty paper with paper snips, separate the pieces and layer them on a card base. Next you’ll need a greeting and a couple of embellishments. Here I stamped Thank you in Grapefruit Grove ink, and used the Stitched Shapes dies to cut it out. Because it’s so easy to make these cards, you’ll want to make a bunch to have on hand. This could easily be a…

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Lasting Lily Easter Card

Easter Card with Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily stamp set. Color combo: So Saffron, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.

You may find this shocking, but some years I don’t actually get around to making Easter cards! This year I’m determined to do better! My goal is to finish them in the next week so I can send them out on time. After all, Easter will be here before we know it! It’s never too early to get started. I was initially inspired by this sympathy card we made in class in February: Lasting Lily Sympathy Card More Inspiration (and maybe an ulterior motive?) I had some stamped lily images left over, so rather than put them away, I wanted…

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