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Stampin' Up! First Frost Stamp Set- Simple & Elegant

One of my favorite suites in the New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is the First Frost suite. It is simply, gorgeous in every way.

The stamp set, framelits as well as the beautiful shimmery designer paper is breath-taking.

I've designed a card that is really very easy to make, yet looks so elegant.

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I used blackberry bliss, mossy meadow, soft seafoam, and tranquil tide inks. I also used tranquil tide and soft seafoam cardstock as well.

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Here's a look at the way I stamped the card before adding the greeting and the die cut rose.

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I stamped the 3 flowers first, starting with the middle one, then stamped the soft seafoam stems, and mossy meadow ferns.

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For the splatter, I dipped an aqua painter brush into a few drops of tranquil tide re-inker and tapped the barrel of the aqua painter over the cardstock until I achieved the desired effect. I also added the new Frosted Droplets and a couple Faceted Dots.

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It really was so easy to create and I even did a little die cutting for the tag and rose.

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I created this card for a swap and will also be using a version of it at my next Card Class.

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Here's a whole bunch of beautiful First Frost cards, ready to be sent to the post office!

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I'm so glad the blackberry bliss was brought back- aren't you?

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Check out the products used, down below. This should definitely be on your list if you love flowers.

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How to - Stampin Up Best Bunny

I have a sweet card to share with you today. Its a super cute bunny card, made with the Best Bunny stamp set and coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.

I stamped the bunny in memento black ink and colored him with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I colored the bunny before I punched him out. It makes it easier to manage and I don't have to hold little tiny pieces with my big fingers and try to color them.

I used soft subtle colors for both the bunny and the background of the card which is one of my favorite new colors, soft sea foam. The designer paper strip is from the Share What You Love designer paper pack.

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First let me share a tip when punching out the bunny. I wanted to punch the bunny all at once and not in separate parts. To do that, I first used the bunny builder punch and punched out the image on a piece of scrap paper, like so:

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Next, I placed the photopolymer stamps in the punched holes that matched the stamp images- make sure you place the photopolymer stamps with the stamping side facing down. See below- these are the stamps, placed in the punched bunny spaces.

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Lastly, place a clear acrylic block over top of the photopolymer stamps and "pick them up" onto the block. They will now be in the exact position as to how the Bunny Builder punch with "punch" them out. * See photo of Bunny Builder Punch below, in the supply list- you'll see how the layout matches the punch exactly.

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Ok, so back to the Best Bunny card. I used the light crumb cake Stampin Blends alcohol marker to color the entire fur of the bunny. I then shaded with the dark crumb cake marker. I did the same with the petal pink light and dark markers on the belly, cheeks and ears.

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Notice the beautiful embossed background on the soft seafoam cardstock? The background was embossed with the "Subtle" emboss folder. Its so pretty and has a gorgeous "linen" look to it.

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I added a rhinestone jewel and a couple self adhesive Basic Sequins to finish off the sweet bunny card.

I hope you enjoyed the card and the special Bunny Builder Punch "tip".

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Sneak Peek- Tropical Chic

Here's a sneak peek at one of the sets we will be using at my Card Class next week. The stamp set is called Tropical Chic and has coordinating thinlets dies that can be purchased as a bundle for a 10% discount. We will be making a card very similar to this one.

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I adore this tropical, breezy and beautiful stamp set. I used blushing bride, flirty flamingo and soft seafoam inks, as well as soft seafoam cardstock.

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There is a 3x3 square of the coordinating, Tropical Escape designer paper behind the leaf cut-out, which was also cut at 3x3 before die cutting. This is a very subtle pattern, however, the designer paper has so many gorgeous tropical images, that you'll love every one of them!

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I inked the flower with blushing bride ink and used a sponge dauber dipped in flirty flamingo to dab the middle of the flower, before I stamped it.

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I added a sequin to the flower using liquid multi-purpose glue. I pick up my sequins with a toothpick, dot the glue on the card and drop the sequin unto the glue.

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I like to stamp the inside as well- this leaf looks so pretty stamped in the same soft seafoam color as the cardstock.

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The twine is the new Silver and Petal Pink bakers twine. It matches this card perfectly. I used a strip of tear tape to hold the twine in place on the card.

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The soft colors and flowy nature of this card almost make me feel like I'm enjoying an tropical breeze right here in Pennsylvania!

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The more, the merrier!

I hope you'll check out this bundle, below- its definitely a favorite of mine and I know you'll love it too!

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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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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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Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp set and Punch

Oh how cute this set is! The Varied Vases stamp set is a bunch of cute vases in various sizes and shapes with fun flowers as well. It also can be bought with the coordinating punch- it punches the vases, flower, and leaves.

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I used two new Stampin Up colors on this card. Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover are the colors I used in addition to the new Call Me Clover paper in the new In Color designer paper pack. The vase is actually punched from a piece of the new In Color paper as well.

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I stamped the tulip in Lovely Lipstick, but I stamped off onto my scratch paper first, for a softer color, then full strength ink for the outline of the tulip. I did the same with the Call Me Clover ink for the leaves. I also used whisper white, velum and call me clover cardstocks.

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The tiny bow is made with the new lovely lipstick ribbon and I added 3 of the new Faceted Dots in mint macaron below the greeting. The card is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" base, the In Color dotted designer paper is cut at 4 x 5 1/4" and the velum is 2 3//4" x 3 1/2". The whisper white is 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 and the call me clover is 2 x 2 3/4.

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Of course its always fun the stamp the inside too!

I hope you enjoyed me quick and easy, super cute tulip card. This stamp set is a must have if you like cute flowers and adorable vases!

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