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How to: Clothes Pin Wreath with Stampin Up designer paper

I have a grab bag gift exchange every year at my team Christmas Party. Each year, the gift I make always uses stamping or Stampin Up products in some way. This year I made the coolest wreath using clothes pins and a wire wreath that I purchased at Wal Mart.

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This is what I bought: The wire wreath is 12" and I used 60 clothes pins to construct the wreath.

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I recommend measuring the clothespins, as they may be a different size than mine. I used standard sized clothes pins. Once you measure them, cut 10 each of 6 different patterns of designer paper. I used the Stampin Up Festive Farmhouse designer paper from the Holiday Catalog.

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I attached the strips of paper with our Multi-Purpose glue, using the flat end and just brushing it along the clothespin. As you can see, I attached all the clothespins to the wreath, first. I used a thin piece of ribbon to tie on the back of the wire wreath, to hang. The cherry cobbler ribbon was attached with hot glue.

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I love how it turned out! Jackie was the recipient of my grab bag and she loved it as well!

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This is a pretty simple to do project for anyone on your Christmas list. I hope you have a chance to give it a try!

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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 & Cute Halloween Greeting

Today I'm using the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and framelit dies from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. This is a super cute and fun halloween card with a unique style.

This fold is an adaption of what is called a "joy fold." I'll give measurements and instructions as I go.

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Check out the adorable Toil and Trouble designer paper. So many fun halloween designs. I used gorgeous grape and granny apple green cardstock as well as whisper white cardstock. I also used a 2 1/4" circle punch and the new Spooky Bats Punch.

Its hard to tell in the photo, but the bats were punched from the new Black Foil Sheets in the Holiday Catalog. Its so shiny and pretty!

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Here's the same card with a different background and Stampin Blends colors.

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The Stampin Blends that I used are highland heather, pumpkin pie, cajun craze, granny apple green, daffodil delight, smoky slate and basic black. I used the lighter of each color to color the entire image and then the darker of each color to shade around the edges. I used cajun craze as the 3rd shade color on the apron. 

The cauldron is cut from a piece of the Toil and Trouble designer paper- so no coloring!

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Here's the inside. The card is a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4  size. I cut 1" off the top of the bottom flap of the card.

The Toile and Trouble designer paper is 5 1/4 x 3 , granny apple green on the inside is 5 1/4 x 4."

The granny apple green flap on the left is 4 1/4 x 2." I scored this piece at the top at 1". The 1" flap is folded behind and under the larger piece of granny apple green. The whisper white cardstock is cut at 3" x 1 3/4."

I attached the gorgeous grape 2 1/4" circle with 2 dimensionals, making sure it over lapped the flap a tiny bit, so that it holds the flap down.

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Here's the same card with a different piece of the Toil and Trouble designer paper and the witch has black, grey and white hair.

This was such a fun card to create and I love the unique card fold that brings it all together.

Are you ready for Trick or Treat? Get your cards ready- its just around the corner!

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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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How To: Card Fold with Stampin Up's Broadway Birthday Stamp Set

I made this super sparkly, bright, happy birthday card for a card swap that I host with other Stampin Up Demonstrators all over the country IMG_3141

I love this vintage style, cool and funky stamp set. This set has coordinating dies called Broadway Lights that work so perfectly for that marque look.

This card has a unique fold in front. Its super easy too!

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 I used the Broadway Bound designer paper as well as basic black, lovely lipstick, lemon lime twist, gold foil and gold glimmer paper. I stamped the greeting in granny apple green. I used the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set and stamped it onto the lovely lipstick cardstock in the same color ink for a tone on tone look.

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I have a full list of supplies listed below for you.

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Here's a peek at the inside. I used the candles from the Broadway Birthday set as well.

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For the card I used a basic black card size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 when folded. ( the size before folding in half is 4 1/4 x 11.  I then took the top right corner and folded it down to evenly line up with the bottom of the card.

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Open it back up and apply adhesive really well so that the flap stays down.

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I used the Layering Circle Framelits for the scallop circle as well as the lovely lipstick circle and attached them on the front flap.

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For the sizes of the designer paper: the polka dot is cut a 4 x 1" and for the stripes I took a piece cut at 4x4. Next line the opposite points up on the cutting line of your Stampin Trimmer and cut - you will have 2 triangles. Save one for another card. :)

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Heres a whole bunch of them!

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All kinds of fun patterns in the Broadway Bound designer paper pack!

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So super shiny and sparkly. I liked it so much that I even made one for my bff for her birthday.

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This was a lot of glimmer and glitz going into my mailbox!

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I hope you enjoyed the quick tutorial - you should give it a try. I'm pretty sure that we will be making this one at my next card class too!

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