Healing Hugs Get Well Card with Polka Dot Tulle [Tutorial]

Healing Hugs Get Well Card

Healing Hugs: A DISTINKTIVE Stamp Hello Paper Crafters! Today I have a beautiful card made using Healing Hugs, one of Stampin’ Up!’s (patent pending) DISTINKTIVE stamps. The rubber stamps are created using a new process and the resulting image is very realistic. The rose image is so pretty and the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon makes this card something special. I made this card at my monthly stamp club with my…

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New Home Sweet Home Card Using Embossing Paste and Woodland Folder

New Home Sweet Home Card

Welcome to Your New Home Sweet Home!! Hello Paper Crafters!! I have two really sweet projects for you today. The first is another card designed around a family event. My brother Dale and his wife Sandy have just finished having a new house built for them in the hill country surrounding Austin, TX. This has been a dream of theirs for some time now. So being a card maker, what…

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Wedding Card: Sunshine Wishes for Paige and Ryan

wedding card

Wedding Card Made with My Stash Hello Paper Crafters!! Do you like to make cards for special occasions? One of my favorite is wedding cards, but I haven’t had much of a need to make a wedding card. However, my children, as well as all the children mine grew up with are at that age where if they meet the right person then weddings will follow. Paige, the daughter of…

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Bridal Shower Card: Bundle of Love and Sunshine Wishes

bridal shower card

Bridal Shower Card for Paige Hello Paper Crafters!! Let me show you how to create a simple yet elegant bridal shower card, like I did for Paige. I have known her since she was 18 months old and I am good friends with her mother, who just so happens to be my Stampin’ Up! mum!! There is a core 5 of us who we refer to as “Playgroup”. In 1997…

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True Gentleman Suite Birthday Card: Truly Masculine [Tutorial]

True Gentleman Suite Birthday Card

Truly Tailored Brother Hello Paper Crafters!! I created this True Gentleman Suite Birthday Card for my little brother, Dale. At 6’ 4” he’s not “little” any more. His birthday is May 1. He has a lovely family and I am proud to call him my brother. I just love the True Gentleman suite of products. It’s my favorite masculine suite ever!! I knew that I would put this suite to…

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True Gentleman Suite Card #GDP 134 [Masculine Card]

True Gentleman Suite Card

 Global Design Project 134 | Sketch Challenge Hello Rubber Stampers!!  Today I created this True Gentleman Suite card. I am using it to participate in my first ever design challenge with Global Design Project. I thought this would be a good way to stretch my creativity. How does it work? Every week you are given different types of inspiration for the challenge. It could be Color, Theme or Sketch inspiration. This week Global…

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Vellum Overlay: How to Add One to a Handmade Card [Tutorial]

vellum overlay

 What is a Vellum Overlay? I have always loved the look of vellum on a hand stamped card. It gives your card a soft, elegant look. What is vellum you ask? Modern ‘paper vellum’ is made of synthetic plant material and imitates actual vellum. Actual vellum is a prepared animal skin or “membrane” used as a material for writing on. Vellum is often a much underused card stock. Perhaps because…

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Coloring Designer Series Paper Is So Much Fun!!

coloring designer series paper

Coloring Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Blends Hello! Have you ever colored Designer Series Paper? Coloring Designer Series Paper is a great option when you want to add color and give your card a more personal touch. The Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is gorgeous on its’ own but when colored with Stampin’ Blends it has a real WOW factor. Coloring for adults has become all the rage. “It relieves stress,…

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Fussy Cutting with Heartfelt Blooms [How to Tutorial]

fussy cutting

Use Fussy Cutting with Heartfelt Blooms I just love this stamp set. When I first saw it I thought it was nice, but that it was limited. Then, the more I played with it the more I realized it was quite versatile. You can see the other projects I created with it here and here. The main technique I used to create this card is called fussy cutting. It is…

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