Sealed with Love

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Are you ready for some cute Valentine's ideas?  The technique that stole my heart the most was the ombre effect with the sponge brayer.  On any light colored paper, you can create the most beautiful ombre effects.

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 photo Blog-1_zps5bqkvaux.png  This card is for the Casual Stamper.  I purposely placed the items on the card at an angle so I wouldn't have to worry about making things straight.

 photo Blog-2_zpssrxfhopt.png  This treat bag is for the Avid Stamper.  I used these colors, in this order, to get the ombre effect:  Real Red + Flirty Flamingo + Pink Pirouette.  When doing ombre, I find it's easiest to start with the lightest color first and then work your way to the darkest color.  Gorgeous!

 photo Blog-3_zpsntkptr7a.png  This treat bag is also for the Casual Stamper.  The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is for more than making tags.  Punch each side of a strip of paper and write it around a cello bag.  Cute!

Do you have this set?  Show me what you came up with.

 Let me know what you think!
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Sealed with Love Stamp Set; Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Shimmery White, and Whisper White Cardstock; Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack; Sending Love Glassine Sheets; Gold Glimmer Paper; Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack; Gusseted Cellophane Bags; Petite CafĂ© Gift Bags; Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack; Sending Love Embellishments; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Big Shot™; Love Notes Framelits™ Dies; Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
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Paper-Piecing Technique + YouTube Video

When I said I'd been busy, I wasn't kidding!

I'm a paper hoarder.  Are you a paper hoarder.
I. Am. A. Paper. Hoarder.
I save every last morsel of paper because you never know when you're going to need it. Right?
Cue video:

Here's the card I made for this video.Now, go make some gorgeous paper with all your scraps!

 Let me know what you think!
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Labeler Alphabet Stamps; Whisper White, Watercolor Cardstock; Regals & Subtles Designer Series Paper; Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Aqua Painters®, Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers; Tear & Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Fine-Tip Glue Pen
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Stitched Shapes Framelits + YouTube Video

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Have you been on the fence about purchasing Stampin' Up!'s Stitched Framelits?  Do they really make that big of a difference?

Watch this video!


They make a HUGE difference.

Order them from your local demonstrator straight away!!

Close up and personal with the cards I created for this video.  You're welcome.

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 See the difference?  My vote is a giant YES for stitched framelits!!
 Let me know what you think!
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Helping Me Grow Stamps; Kraft, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolor, Whisper White Cardstock; Regals Designer Series Paper;Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rich RAzzleberry, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Aqua Painters®, Big Shot, 2" Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Layering Framelits, Snips, Bone Folder; Fast Fuse, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive
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Faux Chalk Technique + YouTube Video

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 Have you seen this video yet?

It's fabulous!
It's always great to see a new technique and even more fun when I've made one of the samples.
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Let me know what you think!

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Marquee Messages, Watercolor Words Stamps; Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Wild WAsabi Cardstock; Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack;Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi, Craft White Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Silver Metallic Thread; Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painters®, Snips; Fast Fuse, Dimensionals
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Be Thankful + Halloween Treats

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Look what I made!
I made these projects for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to get extra ideas on ways to use their stamp sets.  Lucky for you, I can share this with everyone (since I made it.)

To break down each project set I do, I'm supposed to create a project for the avid, casual, and new stamper.  So smart!  So no matter where you are on the crafting spectrum, you can create these items.
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 photo Blog-1_zps5bqkvaux.png  This card is for the New Stamper.  I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder for the base of the card.  To get your pumpkin all cute and colored, after you stamp your pumpkin, use your sponge dauber (in a circular motion) to color the inside.

 photo Blog-2_zpssrxfhopt.png  This project is for the Casual Stamper.  I bought these adorable straws at my local craft store and couldn't wait to use them.   To get the criumpled olive banner, literally crumple up your paper.

 photo Blog-3_zpsntkptr7a.png  This treat box is for the Avid Stamper.  There are lots of things going on with this project but that's the only reason it's for the avid stamper.
Let me know what you think!

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Jar of Haunts and Labeler Alphabet Stamp Sets; Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, and Whisper White Cardstock; Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper; 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack; Black Ombre, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Halloween Night Baker’s Twine; Linen Thread; Metallic Enamel Shapes; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Aqua Painters®; Big Shot™; Everyday Jars Framelits™ Dies; Sparkle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder; Baker’s Box, Popcorn Box, and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits™ Dies; 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Circle, Medium Star, and Confetti Stars Border Punches; Sponge Daubers
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