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How to: Unique Fold- Cauldron Bubble Bundle

One last cute Trick or Treat card before Halloween arrives, using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle. I've used this unique card fold a few times lately and we also did this card at my Card Class recently.

For instructions and measurements, see my previous blog post here.

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For the most part there isn't much stamping on this card. The images all come from the Toil and Trouble designer series paper. The cat was die cut with the coordinating framelits.

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Its hard to tell from the photo, but the bats were punched out with the Spooky Bat punch from a piece of the new Black Foil sheets. They are slick and shiny!

I used the new Buffalo Plaid background stamp, inked in mango melody ink and stamped on mango melody cardstock for the inside of the card.

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The New Swirls and Curls emboss folder was used on the bottom of the card. I used pumpkin pie cardstock and then rubbed a cajun craze inkpad across the swirls. I love the cool look and it really defines the swirls.

Here's a peek at the inside:

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The bright colors of halloween are so fun to use... it really makes this card pop!

I've attached the gorgeous new Black Glitter Ribbon with a mini glue dot. This ribbon is not just for halloween. I've been using it on everything- Christmas cards included!

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I hope you're getting your halloween cards ready- trick or treat will be here before you know it!

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Triangle Flap Fold Card with Animal Outing

I'm sharing another card made with the fun fold that I shared in my last post. This time, I've used the adorable Animal Outing stamp set and suite. I made several of these cards with different Frames Elements embellishments. This one has the Leaf Ribbon and the Frames elements leaf and heart embellishments. I colored the heart with a real red Stampin Blends alcohol marker and the leaf spray with the old olive marker.

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Here's another design with different elements. Notice the strip of circles at the bottom of the card above?

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Remember, when you cut the 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock in half diagonally, you can use the other half of the cardstock as well. It will just open in the opposite direction.

To read instructions on how to make this card- see my last post here:How To Triangle Flap Fold

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I attached the Leaf Ribbon with mini glue dots under the leaves. No coloring on this wreath, it looks good in its natural color.

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This one opens on the opposite side from the one above, because I used the other half of the diagonally cut cardstock.

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I've attached the wooden elements with multi purpose glue. It works perfectly! Check out the cute scallop element on the bottom of the card above. So cute!

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The Call Me Clover cardstock matches the Leaf ribbon exactly!

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This has got to be the cutest "safari" set I've ever seen- Animal Outing is adorable!

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The whole suite coordinates like a dream.

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Its such a fun set to use all year for many different occasions, like birthdays, valentines, anniversaries, thank you's,  just because and so much more. Its also great for guys or gals! I hope you'll give it a try!

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How to: Card Fold for Halloween

I made this card in August for a swap and it got lost in the shuffle. Its such a cool and easy fold, that I wanted to share it with you today.

I call it the Triangle Flap fold. I used the Cauldron Bubble stamp set as well as the fun and funky halloween designer paper called Toil and Trouble. It has such awesome, bright and spooky colors with the perfect trick or treat images.

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I used several different patterns of the Toil and Trouble designer paper.

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Check out the fabulous Black Glitter ribbon... it has silver glitter sparkles in it. I also colored the ghosts with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in granny apple green and highland heather.

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I used the 2 1/4" and 2" circle punches as well as a few Faceted Dots on the card. The circle was only attached to the top flap.

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 Here's how I made the card.

Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 piece

Cut it from top left corner to bottom right corner, diagonally with the Stampin Trimmer.

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You will end up with 2 triangles. We only need one of them for this card. The other one can also be used to make another card. The flap will just be on the opposite side.

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Next we will score this piece. Line up on the paper trimmer like so.. with top point on 4 1/4" and score.

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Then turn it and score it at 5 1/2" as shown.

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It will fold like this.

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Next, attach pieces of Toil and Trouble designer paper. Cut the designer paper at 4 x 5 1/4". Then you will cut it diagonally from left top corner to bottom right corner, just as we did with granny apple green cardstock.

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Here are all the fun patterns that I made. I attached the ribbon behind the circle with dimensionals

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Here's a bunch, ready to mail to my demonstrator friends.

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Hope you enjoyed this fun and unique card fold. It really is quite simple. Give it a try!

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Stampin Up Alaskan Cruise- Victoria- Part 5 & More Stampin' Display Boards

 So, this is our last port of call on our Stampin' Up Alaskan Cruise. Victoria, British Columbia was such a beautiful city to explore.

We had booked a bus tour that took us around the city and to various neighborhoods around Victoria. We ended with a double, double at Tim Hortons. Then, back down to the city to explore a little more.

Victoria is the capitol of British Columbia and located on Vancouver Island in Canada.

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Victoria is very much a lovely city to retire to, much like Naples, Florida in the US. The temperature never goes below freezing or above the 70's. Which means that it rarely ever snows here. Go figure! However, they were having unusually hot weather while we were there- in the high 80's. The tour guide told us that no one has air conditioning, as its not needed. The month of July was really rough on them, because the temps were so high.

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A couple charming neighborhood houses on our way up to the scenice overlook.

Quite a few celebrities have homes here. We did see a few hockey players homes while on the tour. Our tour guide mentioned that it would be difficult to find a home here under 1 million dollars.

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Scenic overlook. Looking down on the city of Victoria. We were told that Victoria is a very expensive place to have a home. I can see why. Everywhere we went, everything was beautifully manicured and clean and especially gorgeous, being that its right on the water.

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There's our ship in the distance!

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Next stop, Tim Hortons. I have always wanted to go here. I know we have Tim Hortons in several US cities, but none that are anywhere near me. So, I was excited to go. My friend Lynsay, who is Canadian, tipped me off on what to order. She said to definitely get a "double double" which is just coffee with double cream and sugar. I always drink my coffee black, but wanted to do as the Canadians do- so I went for it. Its so very Canadian! I even won a prize on the bus for knowing what a "double double" was. Thanks for the tip Lynsay!

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Oh, and of course lets not forget the yummy, timbits, which are the left over donut holes from the donuts. So good!

So, back down to the city we go. This is passing through Victoria's China Town. Its the second oldest China Town in North America, San Franciso's China Town being the oldest.

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We were dropped off in front of the stunning Empress Hotel in Victoria which is situated on the waterfront.

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This is the beautiful tea room inside the hotel. The last time I was in Victoria we had the Royal Afternoon Tea here. It was divine to say the least.

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The amazing chandelier.

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Victoria is known as the Garden City and prides itself on its glorious flowers, trees and gardens all over the city. 

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 Of course we had to get fish n chips, shrimp and lobster rolls for lunch. The seafood is so fresh and so good.

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We ordered this bacon wrapped shrimp on forks, just because it looked cool. Glad we did because it was delish!

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There was a lovely street market, horse and carriages everywhere and houseboats docked all around the waters edge.

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The houseboats stay docked all year, because the water never freezes.

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They were all so cute and colorful.

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Had to pose with a Canadian Mountie Moose while in Canada....

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So, we decided to take a Water Taxi ride around the bay. It was pretty cool. We even saw a few float planes land on the water.

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Our cute little water taxi.

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Here comes a float plane...

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In for a splash landing.

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We did a little more shopping and ended on Fishermans Wharf where Maci endulged in some sushi.

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 We have one more stop, and that's Seattle! We had a fabulous time there as well. More about that later.

For now, I'll share some of the display boards using sets from the New Holiday Catalog. Enjoy!

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Beautiful Candy Cane punch displays by Amy Combs

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Stampin Up Cute Animal Outing Card

Throwing in one of the cards we had made at Card Class recently. Its a cute and colorful, thank you card. This set is adorable and there are matching framelits too!

I also used other products from the Animal Outing Suite, like the Animal Expedition designer paper and the Leaf Ribbon.

The Animal Friends coordinating framelits cut the images that appear on the designer paper as well.

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The colors I used for this card are granny apple green, balmy blue and whisper white. The designer paper is the Animal Expedition paper, as I mentioned above. The Balmy Blue cardstock is cut at 4 x 3 and the alligators are 4 x 2 1/4". The stip in the middle is 4 x 1/2" attached over the balmy blue.

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I punched a circle in the balmy blue with the 2 1/4 circle punch, then popped it up with dimensionals onto the card. The dimensionals also hold the Leaf ribbon in place, behind the card. The leaves were held in place on the front of the card with glue dots.

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I colored the frog with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers in old olive and the branch in call me clover and crumb cake. I popped the branch on with mini dimensionals and added some Metallic Pearls and Glitter Dots.

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Country Home in Blueberry and Mango- yum!

So, I thought I would step out of the box a little with some fresh vibrant colors using the Country Home stamp set. As you know this is my favorite fall set in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. I'm addicted to this set and don't want to put it down!

For this lovely card I used mango melody , blueberry bushel, blackberry bliss and whisper white cardstock. I guess I used a little scrap of old olive cardstock for the little tag, as well.

I love how these colors compliment each other.

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For the background I used the new Buffalo Check background stamp inked in blueberry bushel and stamped onto blueberry bushel cardstock. I love the country look of the Buffalo Check stamp- it reminds me of a cozy flannel shirt.

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Of course I had to use my Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color it in. I love how the markers glide like butta! They blend so beautifully. I used crumb cake, mango melody, night of navy, old olive and blackberry bliss markers. Always use a memento black ink pad to stamp your image when using the alcohol markers so they don't bleed.

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The smaller strip of mango melody cardstock was emobossed with the new Tin Tile emboss folder. Perfect match for this stamp set! A few Galvanized buttons were attached with glue dots and I also threaded them with our rustic linen thread.

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Don't forget to stamp the inside... don't you just love the vibrancy of the blueberry bushel ink? So gorgeous!

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The shiny silver piece is the new Chicken Wire embellishment sheets. It adds the perfect touch to this country card and plays off the buttons so nicely.

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If you look close you can see that I shaded the pussy willows with a tiny bit of the crumb cake light marker.

The whisper white cardstock was cut 2 1/4 x 3 inches and I always keep my image straight when I layer angled layers behind. It makes it easier to look at and the angled layers show more color and interest toward the focal point. The blackberry bliss and mango melody cardstock were cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 each.

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The whisper white cardstock was attached over the card with stampin' dimensionals to pop it up a bit.

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So, how do you like these out of the box colors? I love experimenting with colors, there's always a new combination to discover.

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