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Stampin’ Up! Joyful Flurry for the Happy Inkin’ Blog Hop

Hello again – whowee, it’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop… we have a sketch challenge today.

And here’s my card…

Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry.1

This card begins with a Basic Gray A2 card base with the fold to the left. A piece of Sun Prints DSP was adhered to the front. Another piece of the Sun Prints DSP – this time in Starry Sky, was run through the Wintry 3D embossing folder. Since this has two folders, I chose the snowflakes :O) This was adhered to a Basic White panel then added to the center of the card with dimensionals. I then added a Wonderful Snowflake with a single glue dot in the center. I pulled out my Basic White and die cut two snowflakes with the Frosted Flurry Dies that coordinates with the Joyful Flurry stamp set. I set these aside whileI stamped the sentiment from Joyful Flurry stamp set in Starry Sky ink on a Basic White piece, then die cut it with the appropriate banner die from the Frosted Flurry Dies.I put dimensionals on the back, added it to the card front with dimesnionals, then added the two snowflakes with a single glue dot in the center. For a bit of sparkle I added three Iridescent Rhinestones. And the card front was done – just like that!

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For the inside I took left-ever strips from a Basic White panel embossed with the Wintry 3D embossing folder, snowflakes, and added them to the bottom of a Basic White panel. Then I took one of the snowflakes from the Frosted Snowflakes Dies and die cut it just above those strips. It adds a nice effect, don’t you think? Notice this die… it leaves the center intact :O) Because there is no sentiment on the inside of this card, it could be used for several purposes – and I like that a LOT!

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For the envelope… a panel of Basic White run through the Wintry 3D embossing folder, adhered to the envelope flap & trimmed to fit. Then on the front, a stamped snowflake: first in full strength Starry Sky ink, then stamped again without re-inking. Third time is inked, then stamped-off twice and stamped on the envelope front.

Thanks for joining me for the hop. The next visit is to Amy Koenders and you may click on the ‘next’ button to get there. You may visit any of the others by clicking on their name. Enjoy the creativity you find today.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Some of the products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other catalog available right now is the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog . When ordering, please also use my current host code: TXBWJTMW and remember I offer Star-Studded Rewards. More about the rewards below :O) As a thank you to my customers I also offer a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Stampin' Up! 24 Hr Stamp Sale

Sales Period: 15 September 2022 12:00am to 11:59 p.m. (MT)

  • This stamp sale only happens once a year!
  • The sale will run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select* stamps from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.
  • Check out the list of stamps that are included in the sale and be ready to act quickly!
  • Stamp sets available while supplies last!

For a complete list of the stamps available for 15% off, please click here.

DURING THIS 24 HR SALE, DOUBLE STAR-STUDDED REWARDS FROM ME
For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward(during 24 Hr Sale – 2 rewards), $100 = 2 STAR Rewards (during the 24 Hr Sale, 4 rewards), $150 = 3 STAR Rewards (during the 24 Hr Sale, 6 rewards) etc.
When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.
Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: TXBWJTMW Click here to go my store.
HAPPY SHOPPING!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals
  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.
  • Please visit my online store here to learn the deals of the week – or see below!
Stampin' Up! Perfect Partners

stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

AVAILABLE 1–30 September 2022

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period.

Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards. Items can be added to a starter kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! 24 Hour STAMP SALE!

Sales Period: 15 September 2022 12:00am to 11:59 p.m. (MT)

  • This stamp sale only happens once a year!
  • The sale will run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select* stamps from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.
  • Check out the list of stamps that are included in the sale and be ready to act quickly!
  • Stamp sets available while supplies last!

For a complete list of the stamps available for 15% off, please click here.

DURING THIS 24 HR SALE, DOUBLE STAR-STUDDED REWARDS FROM ME
For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.
Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: TXBWJTMW Click here to go my store.
HAPPY SHOPPING!

Stampin’ Up! Fall Fun Fold

It’s Thursday & welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. You may have come from the talented Tara Carpenter … or simply begun here. Be sure you check out all the creative posts for today’s bog hop!

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

The theme challenge this week was a Fall card … and this is what I did

Stampin' Up! Fall Fun Fold 9/8

So does this fit? :O) There were SO MANY ways I could have gone as there are some really, really great fall bundles, but honestly, I was looking for something different. And here it is. The DSP is the Happy Forest Friends 12 x 12; the leaves are from Season of Chic bundle; the front sentiment is from Charming Sentiments & die cut with the coordinating Sentiment Silhouette Dies. I used Calypso Coral , Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks for the leaves; Calypso Coral and mossy Meadow for the sentiments; the card base is Calypso Coral; the embossed & layering panels are Mossy Meadow card stock. The embellishments are Brushed Metallic Dots. I had such fun creating this card.

Directions:

  • cut card base (Calypso Coral): 5 1/2 x 11. Score on long side 4, 5 3/4, 7 1/2 and 9 1/4
  • cut another piece (Calypso Coral) 5 x 2 1/2 and score at 2 1/2
  • cut another in Calypso Coral 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (this becomes an inside panel for the sentiment)
  • cut a Basic White 2 x 2 for the sentiment inside panel
  • cut layering pieces (Mossy Meadow) 1 5/8 x 5 3/8 (cut 2)
  • cut DSP 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (cut 2)
  • cut pieces to emboss (Mossy Meadow) 1 5/8 x 5 3/8, 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, 3 7/8 x 5 3/8: emboss with Stitched Greenery Die
  • adhere pieces as shown in photo
Stampin' Up! Fall Fun Fold 9/8.2

Now create the leaves using the leaves in the Seasoned Chic stamp set: ink the stamp with Calypso Coral and with a sponge dauber add inks from Mossy Meadow & Old Olive. You can see in the photo I did this five times, varying the colors just a bit; by this I mean inking the stamp with Mossy Meadow or Old Olive and with a sponge dauber for each color, adding the other inks. Each was stamped on Basic White then die cut with the coordinating Chic Dies. You can see I also die cut a couple of the open leaves – gorgeous. Before adhering to the card, I decided on the sentiment for the front: Charming Sentiments stamp set and stamped in Calypso Coral ink then die cut with the Sentiment Silhouette Dies. This was adhered with liquid glue, then the leaves were attached. Three Brushed Metallic Dots were added to the front. The sentiment for the inside comes from the Apple Harvest stamp set and stamped in Mossy Meadow ink. This was die cut with the coordinating Apple Blossom Dies. (These two are part of the Perfect Partners Promotion and available during the month of September while supplies last. Each is available separately, but why would you? With 10% off when purchased as a bundle, it’s a steal!) Two more of the Brushed Metallic Dots were added near the sentiment panel. As there really isn’t much room to write, I did add a Basic White panel to the back of the card (4 x 5 1/4).

Now it’s time to move on to the next person – the talented Amy Koenders. You may use the ‘next’ button or click on her name – or… visit any of the other participants by clicking on their name. Thanks for visiting!

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop.2

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

Some of the products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other catalog available right now is the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog . When ordering, please also use my current host code: TXBWJTMW and remember I offer Star-Studded Rewards. More about the rewards below :O) As a thank you to my customers I also offer a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - week 2
  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.
  • Please visit my online store here to learn the deals of the week!

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work – just double the rewards:
For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.
And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!
Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: TXBWJTMW Click here to go my store.
HAPPY SHOPPING!

stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you and your customers will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

AVAILABLE 1–30 September 2022

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period.

Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards. Items can be added to a starter kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

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Stampin’ Up! Joyful Flurry Emboss Resist Watercolor

Hello again… The other day I posted about the watercolor classes ~ and today I am following through with sharing a creation made using the emboss resist watercolor. It uses Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, re-inkers and a water painter… and of course VersaMark ink, White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool. 😁 Here’s the card…

Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry Emboss Resist Watercolor Technique

Begin by stamping the image (Joyful Flurry!) with VersaMark ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. I used my Stamparatus and did several stamps at the same time. It was easy & efficient at the same time. I sprinkled with White Embossing Powder then heat set with the Heat Tool. I added more snowflakes to cover the full page. I let this cool while cleaning the stamps, then created a wash with re-inkers and an acrylic block. I put one drop of each color re-inker: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Pool Party. I mixed them together with the widest of the Water Painters, then brushed this liberally over the embossed snowflakes. If I needed more water, I simply squeezed the Water Painter just a bit for a drop to come through. Once I covered the sheet of embossed Fluid 100 paper with color, I set it aside to dry. This is when I created the sentiment banner & did die cuts of snowflakes.

I stamped the sentiment on a Thick Basic White scrap with Night of Navy ink, then die cut it with this fun banner die from the Frosted Flurry Dies. I die cut two small snowflakes using more dies in the Frosted Flurries Dies and adhered them to the banner with dots of liquid glue. Iran Stampin’ Seal+ on the back of the banner and attached two ribbons to it: first the Glittered Organdy Ribbon in white, then the Metallic Woven Ribbon in starry Sky. I liked the way they looked together, put dimensionals on the back of the banner and added it to the now dry embossed & watercolored piece. I added Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the center of the two snowflakes and liked the look. I added aslightly larger piece of Starry Sky card stock to the back of the watercolored piece, put dimensionals on the back and attached it to a Thick Basic White card base. And the front was done…


Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry  card, inside

On a Basic White panel I placed the snowflake die from Frosted Flurry Dies in the lower right corner. Notice it does not cut through the center… love the look… and because I did (love the look) I did the same in the upper left corner. I added a single Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the center of each snowflake. I attached this panel to a slightly larger piece of Starry Sky card stock then added it to the inside of the card. Finis!

Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry

For the envelope I stamped the sentiment from Joyful Flurry stamp set on the front of the envelope in Balmy Blue ink. I then ran the envelope through the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder using the snowflake image. (This embossing folder has two narrow folders in the set and it is perfect for this particular card!)

Stampin’ Up! Watercoloring Class

Good Sunday morning, oops… early afternoon! I’m a bit behind this morning… but I want to share with you the class I held this past Thursday ~ all about celebrating Stampin’ Up! and Watercoloring Month. In preparing for the class I used mostly the Cottage Rose stamp set and incorporated only Joyful Flurry stamp set for the embossing technique. I have yet to put the samples into cards and hope to do that soon, but I did want to share the samples before forgetting.

Here’s #1 ~ the no-line watercoloring on Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and using the water painters & Cottage Rose. Inks were Polished Pink, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pale Papaya, So Saffron and the rose was stamped in Sahara Sand.

Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose No-line watercoloring

The trick in each case is not to use too much water… :O) This phrase will be repeated a LOT.

  • stamp the design, get ink in the lid, add a bit of water from the water painter, dab into the color, tap off on grid paper, then color

I really enjoyed this technique, but it does take practice (as does everything!) to not use too much water.

Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Watercoloring w/ watercolor pencils

This technique has a much softer look but I enjoyed doing this also.

  • stamp the image in STAZON ink on Shimmery White card stock, color image with watercolor pencils, then use a water painter to smooth the lines.

This sounds simple enough but again the trick is not to use too much water. I find coloring relaxing so enjoyed this process.

#3 is the watercolor wash technique which is the background for this image. It barely shows, but is Sahara Sand.

  • get ink in top of ink pad, water card stock with widest painter, add color as desired, let dry

This wash could have been darker but I didn’t want it to overpower the image that would be stamped once dry.

Stampin' Up! Faux Watercoloring

On my goodness… this faux watercoloring was so e-a-s-y; done on Fluid 100 watercolor paper with whatever ink of choice. I chose Old Olive and the leaf is from the Cottage Rose stamp set.

  • stamp image with ink of choice, use water painter to spread color in the image… ink bleeds in the image. Again, be careful not to use too much water. Super quick & easy process.

Stampin' Up! Emboss Resist w/ watercoloring

This process again uses Fluid 100 watercolor paper and embossing powder of choice & re-inkers. The rose is embossed with clear embossing powder and I did not like the look, so didn’t finish coloring the image. The snowflake with shades of blue watercoloring is embossed in white embossing powder and the contrast is super. The upper image is also embossed in white embossing powder but soft shades of Pale Papaya & So Saffron were used – not enough contrast so the image does not show as well. I will probably create another with shades of blue to show off this technique.

  • stamp image w/ VersaMark ink, sprinkle w/ embossing powder & heat set. With re-inkers, place drop or two of the liquid on an acrylic block & w/ the widest water painter, create a wash of color over the stamped & embossed image. Clean brush between ink colors.
Stampin' Up! Pastel Watercoloring with pastel chalks

Shimmer White card stock is used w/ the pastel chalks & of course the water painters. You can clearly see the line of chalks marked on the top Shimmery White to the left. I simply scribbled several lines for the colors I wanted to use.

  • stamp image in STAZON ink, make a line w/ each color of pastel you will use, use the finest tip water painter to get color from the pastel to color the image, clean brush between colors.

I thoroughly enjoyed this technique but again, was careful not to use too much water. I will need to add more color to the tiny flowers (I’m calling them statis) as it doesn’t contrast enough for my taste.

Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder watercoloring technique

This is the last of the techniques used in the Stampin’ Up! watercolor video. It is called Embossing folder watercoloring technique and uses Fluid 100 watercolor paper. You can clearly see variations in the Polished Pink and the old Olive inks used here. The more ink on the painter, the darker it will paint. I actually went over each flower or leaf more than once to add more color. I found this fun but a bit tedious. The raised areas are fairly small and therefore I had to be very careful to only color the raised areas.

  • emboss the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper (Pretty F
    lowers Embossing Folder), get ink in lid of ink pad, dip water painter in ink lid and loosely color the raised images.

This was the only technique I have made into a card! I do have full intention of making cards with the other watercolor techniques though – so stay tuned for a later post of those creations. Are you able to see clearly the differences in the techniques? I’m hoping I was able to share that fairly well. But, let me know! Our class really enjoyed this learning process, and some did better than others, as is expected. It simply takes practice to learn how much water to use for various techniques ~ and giving variety in shading helps tremendously. I think you can see that in each of the photos.

Products to make this card are from the 2022-2023 Annual catalog and the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other catalog available right now is the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.

  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.

  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.

  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!

  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.

  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order your Paper Pumpkin kit between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest

Happy Friday! TGIF day, right? Here on the East coast, the temps are hot & humid… 92 degrees with 98% humidity. UGH… It does make it hard to breathe. So – today’s card is cool-looking, ready for fall even :O)

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle
Hello Harvest.1

Does this make you feel any cooler? I hope so. Let me tell you how I made this… so you can too!

  • Begin with a Thick Basic White card base.
  • Add a layer of Basic White embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D EF. Set aside
  • Die cut a panel of the Texture Chic Specialty DSP and adhere to a slightly larger piece of Mango Melody. Add to the card front with dimensionals
  • Stamp the pumpkin & flowers in Memento ink.
    • Color the pumpkin with Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie & Cajun Craze; stem in Soft Succulent
    • Color the flowers with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, and both Light & Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends
    • Die cut pumpkin and flowers.
    • Add dimensionals to the pumpkin and adhere to the card front, off-center as you see in the photo
  • Stamp the leaves in Soft Succulent ink on Basic White (from Hello Harvest stamp set) & die cut with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies. Add to the pumpkin: one under and one on top with liquid glue.
  • Die cut ‘tendrils’ using the Rustic Pumpkin Dies and Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. Add with dabs of liquid glue
  • Add flowers: those at the bottom of the pumpkin… liquid glue, the one at top with a mini dimensaional
  • Add a Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.
Hello Harvest. 1, inside

Stamp the sentiment from Hello Harvest stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on the Basic White panel. Add liquid glue to the Distressed Gold ‘frame’ I found on my desk, cut using the Deckled Rectangles Dies. Attach to the insert. Add insert to the inside of the card… DONE!

Hello Harvest.3

For the envelope… More of the same Texture Chic Specialty Paper to the flap. For the front, stamp the flower from the Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento ink. Color it with Stampin’ Blends Light Daffodil Delight and both Light & Dark Mango Melody Blends. I feel cooler already – just looking at the pumpkin card :O)

Products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Send someone a handmade card filled with love.

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Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World Fun Fold

Good Saturday morning! I have a quick & easy card for you today using the Wonderful World stamp set. Remember, this is a stamp set that comes as a bundle with Wonderful World 12 x 12 DSP and is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $100 order from either the Annual 2022 Catalog or the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini catalog. And if you are in need of either one, please reach out to me.

Wonderful World Fun Fold.1

I began with a standard card base in Thick Basic White (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) and scored at 4 1/4. I then cut the front to 2 1/8. I added a panel of Sweet Sorbet card stock to the front panel, then a smaller piece of 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP, also in Sweet Sorbet. To the inside, I added a coordinated piece of Sweet Sorbet In Color 6×6 DSP, covering the entire inside. I pulled out the Wonderful World stamp set and stamped this double flower in Sweet Sorbet ink. (BTW, anyone know what this flower is called?) I die cut the panel with Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to a Sweet Sorbet piece die cut with the next larger Stitched Rectangle Die. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink. This comes from Soft Seedlings stamp set which is new in the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini catalog. I tied a bow with 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet and attached with a rolled glue dot. I colored three Basic Rhinestone Jewels with my Dark Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends and put in place. This panel was now ready to be attached with liquid glue to the right panel. I did this by closing the card and centering the panel. The liquid glue was only on the left side of the added piece!

Wonderful World Fun Fold, inside

To finish the inside, I die cut the same size of Basic White as the stamped panel on the card front – yep, with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I stamped the greeting with the Go To Greetings stamp set in Basic Gray. I stamped this sweet double leaf in Sweet Sorbet ink from the Wonderful World stamp set. This panel was adhered to the inside, centering it just right. This way it doesn’t show when the card is closed. :O)

Wonderful World Fun Fold.3

For the envelope, I wanted to use that cute double leaf from the Wonderful World stamp set again, so stamped it along the edge of the envelope front. I stamped the same double flower as the card front – all of this in Sweet Sorbet ink. I’ve mentioned before that I prefer monochromatic cards and this is definitely that.

I have needed several general thinking of you cards recently and wanted to use some retired product… here are two more using the Wonderful World stamp set and Sweet Sorbet ink. These are not monochromatic!

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended last night at midnight. I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’l earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Products to make this card are from the 2022-2023 Annual catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items items offered by Stampin’ Up! in Jul-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Products for today’s card…

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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Stampin’ Up! NEW Pretty Pop-Up Dies

Yesterday was a bit of a banner day… a Stampin’ Up! shipment was delivered with new goodies. 😁 I couldn’t w-a-i-t to play, but had to as we had choir practice last night with a concert next weekend. But… first thing this morning I got busy and played with these dies first. And here’s what I created.

Pretty Pop-Up Dies.1

What these dies do is create an impression that can be ‘pushed up’ from behind to give the image dimension. I chose to color some of those with various Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze for the large butterfly, Granny Apple Green (should have used the Parakeet Party but forgot!), and the new Orchid Oasis. I used a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color the butterfly body. I added a single Classic Matte Dot for the head of the large butterfly and three smallest of the Basic Rhinestone Jewels for flower centers. I used the fine tip of the Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add dots for some of the flowers. But I AM ahead of myself…

Steps:

  • On a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 square of Soft Succulent, place the appropriate die (I used the oval from the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies) in the center & run it through the Cut & Emboss machine.
  • With the largest square from the fabulously Stylish Shapes Dies, run the panel through again so that it is 3 x 3 with a stitched border.
  • From the back of the panel, push up the flowers & butterflies to raise them. Color as desired.
  • Adhere the square to a Basic White piece cut 3 14 x 3 14 and set aside.
  • Prepare the card base: Soft Succulent 5 1/2 x 6 3/8, scored at 4 1/4.
  • Cut 2 panels of Basic White (5 1/4 x 2) & run through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Stitched Greenery Die. Adhere to the card front and the small panel inside, both with liquid glue.
  • Close the card and center the Pop-Ups piece, with glue only on the left side of the square.
  • Add a small Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.
Pretty Pop-Ups Dies.2

For the inside… Cut a panel of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4. Run the panel through the Cut & emboss machine with some of the small flower dies and a butterfly from the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies. Color the butterfly lightly with Soft , adding the body with Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then antennae. Stamp the sentiment in Soft Succulent ink using another NEW PRODUCT – Charming Sentiments stamp set. (This has a coordinating die set but I did not use it for this project.). Adhere the panel to the inside of the card & d-o-n-e!

Pretty Pop-Ups Dies.3

I used the same Stitched Greenery Die to create the impression on the envelope flap – and that was it. The card is soft and gentle and precious. I love how it turned out! Can’t wait to try out some of the other dies in this set 👍 Lovely, Lovely.

This and other stamps & dies could be a part of a Starter Kit for you. And now is the perfect time to join – my team of course! Here’s more scoop on the Starter Kit for joining.

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Contact me if you do not have a demonstrator and I will send a catalog & additional info. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up!, the item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Bottled Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! There are some super projects for you today – so be sure to follow along to see what everyone has created.

And here is our color challenge for this week.

And here’s the card I created for the challenge.

Bottled Happiness.1

This is as wonderful NEW bundle, the Bottled of Happiness which has a Vintage Bottle Punch that coordinates with it. That’s the light green bottle (Pool Party ink) in the photo that uses the punch. :O) I’ve used the Wisteria Dies (NEW BUNDLE: Wisteria Wishes bundle) for the leaves, to add that ‘this is outside’ idea :O) The sentiment (on Vellum) is stamped in Calypso Coral ink from the Nature’s Prints stamp set (again – NEW) and die cut with one of the Circle Dies. I stamped the floral stamp in Highland Heather ink from the Bottled Happiness stamp set. Now, let me give you some details…

To begin, I stamped the two-step bottle in Pool Party ink using the Bottled Happiness stamp set. I then punched that image with the Vintage Bottle Punch and put dimensionals on the back, but did not remove the covers. I decided exactly where I wanted the bottle on the Basic White panel (3 1/2 x 5), removed the punched bottle and stamped with the Bottled Happiness stamp in Highland Heather ink. I then stamped the squatty bottle in Evening Evergreen ink and the cork in Crumb Cake ink. Now adhere the Pool Party bottle.

I wanted this to look as though the bottles were outside, so I die cut leaves/ branches using the Wisteria Dies in both Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent card stocks. I also stamped directly on the Basic White panel, the same leaf image using the Wisteria Wishes stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink, then stamped again on a scrap of Basic White, die cut this image with the Wisteria Dies, and added Wink of Stella to several of the leaves. You can see the added sparkle in the photo below.

Bottled Happiness.2

The Basic White die cut leaves/ branch were adhered with mini dimensionals, then the Soft Succulent die cut leaves/ branches were added on that with liquid glue. Additional leaves/ branches die cut (Wisteria Dies) from Evening Evergreen card stock were adhered directly to the panel with liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped on Vellum in Calypso Coral ink using the Nature’s Prints stamp set (love this font & sentiment – it’s super friendly). Since ink takes a bit of time to dry on Vellum, I used my Heat Tool to set the ink quickly. I die cut this with the Layering Circles Dies and adhered with Stampin ‘ Seal so it didn’t show.

The Basic White Panel was added to a piece of Pretty Prints DSP, NEW(4 x 5 1/4) and adhered directly to the Calypso Coral card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).

Bottled Happiness.3

For the inside, I used a Blending Brush to add some color to the Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4) all around the edges and across the top most especially. I kept it soft. I stamped the sentiment from Bottled Happiness stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink. The panel was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was done!

Bottled Happiness.4

For the envelope, I added more Calypso Coral card stock to the flap and trimmed it to fit. It probably should have been embossed, but I didn’t. For the front, I stamped the word Cheer from the Bottled Happiness stamp set by taping off the upper portion of the sentiment, inking the stamp in Evening Evergreen ink, removing the tape and stamping it on the envelope front – and did this three times.

So the color combination is not something I would normally do – but I really like how it all came together – outside my comfort zone and all that. It is good to s-t-r-e-t-c-h ourselves. And I really am liking all the new stamp sets / dies that I used. It’s fun to coordinate and mix.

You may have come from the artistic blog of Tara Carpenter – so welcome, hope you enjoyed my card. To follow along the hop, you may go directly to Amy Koenders by clicking the ‘next’ button or click on any name to go to that blog site. Enjoy the hop!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid Paper (more information on this item will be provided 3 May), In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Contact me if you do not have a demonstrator and I will send a catalog & additional info. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up!, the item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

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