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Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to the weekend! Yeee Haaa!!

It’s been a long week so I’ll keep my post short, but I promise it’s packed with fun and informative stampin’ tips & instructions.

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Here are the instructions for our card ….

1. Fold an 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (22 x 14 cm) piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock in half to create the card base.
2.Adhere a vertical strip of Neutrals Designer Series Paper (2” x 5-1/2”) (5 x 14 cm) to the center of the card.
3. Stamp the wreath image in VersaMark ink on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock (4” x 4”) (10 x 10 cm). Pour White Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image, shake off the excess powder, and heat emboss.
4. Daub Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder ink over the embossed wreath using Sponge Daubers.
5. Spritz the wreath with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer for a watercolor effect. (Blot the image dry.)
6. Cut the wreath out using the Big Shot and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.
7. Place a few small Pearl Basic Jewels on the wreath.
8. Stamp the ribbon image in VersaMark ink. Pour Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image, shake off the excess powder, and heat emboss. Adhere the ribbon image to the top of the wreath.
9. Stamp the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe ink on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock (2” x 2”) (5 x 5 cm).
10. Adhere the wreath over the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhere the entire piece to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here are the instructions for the box  ….

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1. Cut the box from Bermuda Bay Cardstock using the Big Shot and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die. Assemble the box.
2. Stamp the wreath image in VersaMark ink on Shimmery White Cardstock (4” x 4”) (10 x 10 cm). Pour Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image, shake off any excess powder, and heat emboss.
3. Stamp three flowers in VersaMark ink on Shimmery White Cardstock (3” x 3”) (7.5 x 7.5 cm). Pour Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder over the images, shake off any excess powder, and heat emboss.
4. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink on Shimmery White Cardstock (2” x 2”) (5 x 5 cm). Pour Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the words, shake off any excess powder, and heat emboss. Cut out the sentiment using the Big Shot and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies.
5. Cut out the wreath and flowers using the Big Shot and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.
6. Cut the ribbon shape from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.
7. Adhere the flowers and ribbon to the wreath using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8.Tie the box closed with Whisper White 1/2” (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon (20”) (50 cm).
9. Place the wreath on the box, under the ribbon.
10. Tie the tag to the ribbon with Silver Metallic Thread.
Thank you for stopping by today … enjoy!
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The “JOY” of Christmas Cards and Stampin’ Tips!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

OK … Halloween is over and many of you know that I just loved that “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper, but what are we going to do with it now that Halloween is over?

Don’t fret … I have an obvious solution for you in today’s card share plus an awesome stamping tip! 000_1646

 The obvious answer … Yep, flip it over! The great wood-grain paper below comes from “Motley Monsters”! I teamed it up with the “Wondrous Wreath” stamp set and coordinating framelits. Save 15% when you bundle the stamp set with the framelits!

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The stamp set and framelits are amazing to work with … the beautiful color you create when using this two-step stamp set. I stamped Old Olive onto the Whisper White and then the Mossy Meadow in-color on top of the Olive.

* Just a quick reminder that the tabs on the photopolymer stamps are there for you to align the images and make your stamping easier.

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You know me, I wanted that holiday sparkle so I used the Red Glimmer Paper and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. I had a blast putting this card together. The Multi-purpose glue works wonders on glimmer paper and holds superbly.

Yes, the “JOY” comes in the Wonderful Wreath framelits collection!!

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One of the things I liked about this stamp set was that it also had a beautiful verse for the inside of the card, but if you are like me …. you can never stamp it straight! Today I want to share an easy solution to that problem …

1. Begin with the Grid Paper and align the inside of your card so it’s straight …

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2. Use Washi tape and place it where you want your verse to “end” ….

(I unsticky my washi tape a bit by placing it on my skin or clothing … you don’t want it to peel your cardstock)

3. Align the bottom of your verse slightly above your washi tape and stamp …

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Ahhh … doesn’t that look nice! Perfectly straight! I love it, I love it, I love it! Why didn’t I think of this before, like 13 years ago – lol.

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I hope you enjoyed my card and stamping tips …

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I’d love to hear what you think… you can leave me a message below. I will have another “Motley Monsters” transformation for you tomorrow!

Till then, have a great day ~

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