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How To: Card Fold with Rooted in Nature stamps

I'm sharing a card I made for my upcoming, Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise swap. Stampin' Up! hosts a swap between all of the demonstrators that earned the trip and they swap them for us.

I'm excited to be cruising with some of my favorite people from my association with Stampin' Up over these past 20 years. Its always so fun to see my friends that I don't get to see that often.

Anyway.. I designed a card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and dies. It has a unique little fold in the middle that opens up to insert a greeting.

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I used as the card base, one piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" crumb cake cardstock. The designer paper is from the Natures Poem designer paper pack. This is one of the papers that is on special this month for the Buy 3 get one Free promotion. I cut these two pieces 1 x 4" and attached them to the top and bottom of the card.

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The middle fold is a piece of shaded spruce cardstock cut at 8 x 3" and folded in half. Then attached to the middle of the card. I cut a piece of crumb cake and a piece of whisper white for the outside and inside of the fold at 3 3/4 x 2 3/4".

The tree was die-cut with the coordinating Natures Roots framelits. I inked the tree in mint macaron and wiped the ink off of the trunk with a paper towel and inked it with a crumb cake marker before I stamped it on whisper white cardstock.

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A peek at the inside.

The verse was stamped in shaded spruce ink and I hand cut it apart and attached it in pieces.

I then added two mint macaron Faceted Dots to the bottom left corner to pull it all together.

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I hope whoever receives my swap, likes it and is still suprised! lol.

You should give this easy fold a try. Its so simple and quite unique. The Rooted in Nature set works great with this layout and is perfect for a manly card too!

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There's Always Hope...

Its time for another Layering Alphabet card. I truly enjoy this stamp set and framelits bundle more and more each time I use it. You already know that this is my absolute favorite bundle in the new catalog and for good reason. Its so unique and so versitile!

I decided on the word hope, for this card. This brings back all the memories of pink cards of hope that I received a few years ago when I was sick and struggling.

I wanted to used many bright, happy shades of pink on this card as well as the beautiful Stitched Label Framelits- the heart to be specific. Love that cute little thing!

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The colors I used are blushing bride, flirty flamingo, melon mambo and lovely lipstick. I also used some double sided Tear Tape to attach the pink metallic ribbon. I thought the ribbon was fitting, for a card like this.

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All the colors of cardstock were cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 before die cutting. The whisper white card is the same size as well.

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You don't have to be concerned about wasting the remainder of the cardstock, because it can always be used to make another card! This is the cardstock "negative" pieces that were left - and this is the extra card that I made with them.

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Oh my goodness... I loved being able to add a stitched heart in the middle of the "0". Plus, I added a strip of the gorgeous Garden Impressions designer series paper to the bottom of the card. (1 1/4") * Check out the designers series paper promotion going on this month. I have the special posted below.

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It makes me so happy that I can create two cards from one die cut letter.

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I added a piece of lovely lipstick ribbon that I wrapped around the entire card and tied in a knot. The hearts are popped on with mini dimensionals. So sweet!

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I think this card would definitely cheer up anyone who really needs it.

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Here they are- both made with the same pieces of 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 cardstock colors. I "hope" you like these sweet cards and "hope" you'll jump on the Layering and Lined Alphabet bandwagon someday soon. You won't regret it!

I have posted a Stampin Up video below, with instructions on using this bundle. It really is fairly simple and you'll catch on super quick, I promise!

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Stampin Up Rooted in Nature- I almost forgot!

This is a card that we made during my trip to Las Vegas for the Stampin Up On Stage convention event.

How did I forget to post this? Its one of my favorite cards made with the Rooted in Nature bundle.

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I love all the layers, the layout and the embellishments on this greeting card. The Natures Poem designer series paper looks amazing in the two patterns that were used here. By the way- beginning July 1st thru July 31st, there is a Designer Paper Promotion- buy 3 get one free! Be sure to stock up on your favorites this month.

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The Leave Trinkets and the Natures Twine give this a wonderfully rustic look. Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron leaves are cut with the coordinating Natures Roots framelits. All situated on a lovely soft suede card base and stamped with something "wonderful".

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Stampin Up Serene Garden in Coastal Cabana

The Serene Garden stamp set and coordinating dies are a pretty and elegant bundle. I chose to do this card in only two colors, whisper white and coastal cabana.

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The coordinating framlit dies, actually come with an embossing die as you can see in the bottom left of the card. These framelits are so cool and add an extra wow element to the card.

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This is a better photo. I didn't have a great focus or angle on the photo above. The dove and flowers were also stamped in coastal cabana and die cut. I attached them with dimensionals.

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This is such a simple and elegant card. The white polka dotted tulle adds a softening touch to this get well card.

Serene Garden is the perfect set for so many occasions, like, weddings, anniversaries, get well, thinking of you, sympathy and more.

I hope you liked my quick and easy coastal cabana card.

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Peaceful Reflection in Pink

I have another Peaceful Reflection card to share with you today. This is the stamp set that can be used to make a reflection in the water, by flipping the actual photopolymer stamp over on the block and stamping with it.

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I used petal pink, and shaded spruce cardstock as well as lemon lime twist, petal pink, shaded spruce, lovely lipstick an balmy blue inks. For the splatter, I dipped an aqua painter in a puddle of lemon lime twist ink, and flicked it over the cardstock.

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As I mentioned, I did the reflection with the same stamps that I stamped the green plants in, only I flipped them over on the acrylic block to the flat side of the stamp. I did stamp off first with the balmy blue ink, before stamping the reflection. ( stamping off: ink stamp, then stamp on scratch paper right before stamping on the card for a softer color)

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For the layered background, I attached a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of petal pink at an angle to the front of the card.

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Then, I turned the card over trimmed off the over-hang pieces.

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I scattered a few of the Share What You Love pearls around the card and added a greeting on an oval Stitched Shape framelit.

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I love pinks and greens and was surprised how well the various shades meshed together so well on this card.

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Its effortless to make reflections with this super cool stamp set. I hope you decide to give it a try.

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Stampin Up Graceful Glass Beauty

Stampin Up has introduced a new kind of vellum. Its vellum with a variety of images embossed in black onto each sheet. It is called Graceful Glass designer vellum and it is awesome!

This vellum coordinates with the new Painted Glass stamp set and framelits bundle. If you love to color, this is the perfect vellum for you. If you don't love to color- this is also great for you, because it is so easy to color because of the embossed lines. It makes it simple to stay "in the lines" with little effort.

Here I colored the stained glass window vellum with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. The markers dry nicely on the vellum. I layered a piece of whisper white cardstock behind the vellum to give the effect of light coming through the glass.

Did you know that our Liquid Multi- Purpose glue will not show through vellum? Its perfect for attaching vellum to any cardstock.

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The Stampin Blends that I used are rich razzleberry, old olive, daffodil delight, night of navy and calypso coral. It really was so easy to color in. The black embossed images made it easy to stay in the lines. In this picture, if you look close you can see the embossed black lines.

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Here's another close up.

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I layered soft seafoam and basic black as the card base. I think it highlights the stained glass's soft glow.

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The Graceful Glass vellum has many beautiful patterns. Here's another one I did with a row of birds on a wire.

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I used the same colors here, in addition to the pool party Stampin Blends. I also layered whisper white behind the vellum here as well.

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I added a bermuda bay striped ribbon around the front of the card.

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The Graceful Glass vellum is so elegant and such a lovely stained glass look. The greetings on both cards are from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set. Its perfect for a small sentiment on these cards. However, the coordinating Painted Glass stamp set also works wonderfully as well.

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There are so many beautiful designs and images in the Graceful Glass vellum pack, these are just two of them.

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I hope you give this vellum a try. Its gloriously beautiful and fun to color, for sure.

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