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Thankful*Grateful*Blessed Pretty Paisley Card

November is a month of important dates for my family.  My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary and both of our birthdays.

We have another event to celebrate – my father’s successful heart surgery!  We are so *thankful*grateful*blessed* that he came out of it and is working hard in recuperation and recovery.

My customers made this card a while ago and were surprised how much they loved the color combination.  It is a little more masculine with the Early Espresso and Copper, but I always love our Elegant Eggplant card stock in fall-themed cards!  The copper embossing powder and copper foil sheets make this card pop and shine.

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Going Places-Big Dipper

Another great stamp from the Going Places stamp set is the Big Dipper image.  Make sure when you are embossing this one to use the Embossing Buddy!

In the background I adhered white punched-out stars onto Basic Black card stock, and then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Stars folder.  The little stars in the foreground are pieces from the Metallics Sequins assortment attached with Mini Brads.  I used the Banner framelits for the Big Dipper image.

 

Going Places-Big Dipper

Going Places-Big Dipper

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Stamper Birthday Party Thank You Card

I turned the big 5-0 this year, and my stamp campers surprised me with a party at my last stamping event of the year!  It was a super fun evening, and I was touched by their thoughtfulness.

Of course, I had to send them thank yous!  Here is the one I came up with:

Lighhearted Leaves Woodland Card

 

I really love this color combination – Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, and Delightful Dijon.  The stamp set is Lighthearted Leaves, and I used the Leaves framelits and the so popular Woodlands embossing folder.  Wish that folder was staying in the catalog!!!

Thanks, ladies.  I was so surprised!

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Boo to You!

We are finally feeling some fall weather after an unseasonably warm September.  Today’s card features products from the Holiday Catalog – Boo to You Framelits, Happy Scenes stamp set, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, and Black Glitter Paper.

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This designer series paper is perfect for coloring!  Love those cute ghosts!  I’ve taught how to make bats out of butterflies before – they are super easy.  The gravestone is from one of the new tags framelits – just added some sponging to age it.  BLACK GLITTER PAPER – LOVE IT!!!  That word in the Boo to You framelit set is worth the price alone!

Boo to you!

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Card

Talk Like a Pirate Day – believe it or not, it is the 20th Anniversary of this holiday!  It all began in 1995 with two guys deciding on the date while playing racquetball.  If you want more details, check out this web page – http://www.talklikeapirate.com/about.html

So, I decided to create a card just for the occasion.  I love the new Black Glitter Paper and the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set and Boo to You Framelits – they worked perfectly for this card!

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May ye find black glitter in ye stamping treasure!

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Secret Garden Simple Friends Card

Have you guessed I love our Secret Garden stamp set?  This is a swap card I made for one of my online swap groups last spring.  I love the simplicity and the color combination.

 

Secret Garden-friends

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Secret Garden Calypso Coral Card

This is a new color combination for me – Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi.  The Stripes embossing folder adds a little depth to the card too.  Sweet and simple – hope you like it!

 

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Secret Garden Square Lattice Card

Secret Garden is another stamp set carried over from the Occasions Mini Catalog that I love!  The bold images have such a tropical feel.  Not quite enough to bring out my coconut bra, but I do hear the Hawaiian guitars strumming in the background when I use this set.

I used the Square Lattice embossing folder after I stamped the images.  I doubled up on the butterfly punch and attached the top, folded one with a glue dot.  My stampers never used the ticket punch before – it is perfect for some of our smaller phrases (this phrase is from Sweet Essentials)!  Now that I look again at the card, I need to add some gems to the centers of the butterflies.  They need a little sparkle!

 

Secret Garden Square Lattice Card

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Punch Art Pizza Slice

Last night was my Just Punchy 9 class.  I always look forward to showing my customers how to use their punches to create out-of-the-box cards.  Last night, this was probably my favorite card – a slice of pizza!  This card is perfect for a teenager (my boys would rather see a lot more meat and less veggies on their slices).  I used the  Sale-A-Bration stamp set Outlined Occasions for the background and for the phrase.  The Sizzix Big Shot Oval Scallop Die serves as my pizza crust.  The Blossom Bouquet punch was used for my green peppers.  You can always add a bit more sauce with your sponge and a Riding Hood Red inkpad.  Best part – no calories – although I did serve Totino's pizza rolls to my guests!

 

Punch Art-Pizza Slice

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