Stampin’ Up Birthday Statements Sneak Peak

Good Friday morning my stamping friends.  Have you made any fun plans for the weekend.  I’m still baking and will be through the weekend.

Before I get to my card I’m starting an online Host Club for January, February and March.  I’m doing it during Sale-A-Bration.  Everyone loves to get free items, why not be the host for a month and get extra free items.  Are you interested in building your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time and want to be able to receive host benefits?  An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  With the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs starting on January 3, this is a great time to join!

You sign up for a 3 month term and commit to:

  • A $50.00 minimum order each month (which will get you a free Sale-A-Bration item)
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Using the Host code for each month provided to you in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 3 members have joined a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • a $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Host Dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • At the end of the 3 months you will get a gift from me.

If you are interested in joining, please contact me ASAP.  This is a great way to earn some free products and build your Stampin’ Up supplies.

Now for my card today I used the Stampin’ Up Birthday Statements stamp set along with a few other items that will be available January 3, 2019.  Take a look.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the Birthday Statements in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored it in using my Balmy Blue (available January 3, 2019), Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow (available January 3, 2019), Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the artwork to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped Happy from the Birthday Statements stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and using my Big Shot I cut it out with one of the Bunch Of Banners Framelits.  I adhered it to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a couple Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the banner.  I wrapped a piece of 1/4″ Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon, (available FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration), around the Flirty Flamingo and tied a bow.

I adhered a piece of Balmy Blue Gingham Gala 6X6 Designer Series Paper (available January 3, 2019), to a Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Snail then adhered it to the Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope by adhering pieces of the Gingham Gala 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope front and flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.  Most of the items used today will be available January 3, 2019.  They are either in the new Occasions Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 3″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 4 1/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 5 1/2″

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Stampin’ Up Beautiful You for TGIF Challenge

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  We’re almost done with another week and less than 2 weeks till Christmas.  Have you gotten your shopping done yet?  When you read this I will probably be in my kitchen starting my major baking weekend.  I spend 4 days baking all kinds of goodies.

For today’s card I used one of my favorite stamp sets from the Annual catalog, Beautiful You.  I played along with the TGIF Color Combo Challenge #189.  Please be sure to stop by TGIF to see all the beautiful projects and to play along.  Here is their challenge.  I really love these colors.

Here is what I came up with for this challenge.  Take a look.

I started with a Whisper White card front.  Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the dancing woman from Beautiful You stamp set toward the center bottom in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I masked the image and again using my Stamparatus I stamped the Marbled background stamp in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the Whisper White panel.  I colored the woman in using my Balmy Blue (available January 3, 2019), Ivory and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Markers.

On an angle on the top left I stamped Celebrate in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail.

I colored 3 of the Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels in with my Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Marker and adhered them to the card front.  I adhered the matted card front to a Balmy Blue card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the dancing woman from the Beautiful You stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink in the center on a Whisper White panel stamping off once.  I then stamped the sentiments from the same stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink over the image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail then adhered it to the Balmy Blue card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the dancing woman from the Beautiful You stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the front left side of the envelope.  I stamped the envelope flap with the Marbled background stamp in Soft Sea Foam Ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (artwork and inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Wishing You Well for Sunday Stamps

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  Hope your week is going well

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Wishing You Well stamp set and joined in with the Sunday Stamps Challenge #193.  Please be sure to stop by Sunday Stamps to see all the beautiful projects that everyone has made and to play along.  They had a fun color challenge to work with.  Here are their colors.

Here it what I came up with for these colors. Take a look.

I started with a small piece of Petal Pink cardstock and stamped it with the Hardwood background stamp in Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered it to a Mint Macaron card front using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of 3/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the center of the card front.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the wreath from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink.  I stamped the bow from the same stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut it.  I adhered the bow to the wreath using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the artwork to a Cherry Cobbler mat using Snail and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small strip of Vellum I stamped the sentiment from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink and made a banner.  I adhered the banner across the wreath using Glue Dots and added a couple Silver Metallic Pearls.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the bow from the Wishing You Well stamp set in the center in Blushing Bride Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments in Cherry Cobbler Ink over the bow.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail then adhered it to the Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the front of the envelope with the bow from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink.  I stamped the envelope flap with the Hardwood background stamp in Early Espresso Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″),    2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner mat)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4″ X 2 1/2″ (bottom section of card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 2 3/8″ X 2 3/8″ (artwork)

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Stampin’ Up Half Full Floating Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

 

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends and welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. If you have started with me or come from  Jaimie Babarcay’s gorgeous project, welcome. The second Tuesday of every month the team does a blog hop with a different theme each month.  This months Theme is ‘CELEBRATE’. We can interpret this any way we want.  We have a group of amazing stampers, so be sure to hop around to see all the beautiful projects everyone has made.

Here’s mine for today’s blog hop.  Take a look.

I started with a Merry Merlot card base.  I cut the front leaving 2 1/2″ from the center score line.  I then cut the remaining piece to 1 1/2″.  I stamped the top with the Cheer sentiment from Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Versamark Ink and sprinkled it immediately with my Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the Holiday out from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies using my Big Shot from a piece of Copper Foil Sheet and adhered it above the Cheer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The Merry Christmas To All Bundle is available at a 10% discount only until January 2, 2019.  After that the stamp set and Thinlits Dies will be available separately at the non-discounted price.  If you were thinking about getting this set, now would be the perfect time when you can save an extra 10%.

I stamped the set of wine glasses from the Half Full stamp set in Stazon Ink on a small piece of Window Sheet.  I colored the wine glasses in using my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I adhered the Window Sheet to the inside of the top section of the card base  using Snail.   I then adhered the smaller piece of the card front to the bottom section of the Window Sheet, again using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of 5/8″ Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon around the bottom section and tied a knot and to hold it in place I added a Glue Dot under the knot.

On a small piece of Shimmery White cardstock, I stamped the wine bottle from the Half Full stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the bottle and the cap in using my Aqua Painter and So Saffron and Soft Suede Inks.  I adhered the bottle to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals connecting the top and bottom of the card base.  I added a few Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the top and bottom.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiments from the Half Full stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink.  I made sure that I stamped above and below the Window Sheet so that it didn’t show through where the wine glasses were.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Merry Merlot card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the wine bottle and wine glasses from the Half Full stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope and the wine glasses on the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.  Now you can either hit the Next or Previous to hop around to see all the other amazing projects made.  You can also click on each name to see what everyone has made.  Happy Hopping!

  1. Julie Johnston
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic- You are here
  4. Shirley Gentry
  5. Sue Pranther
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Amy Koenders
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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock scrap for wine bottle
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 7/17″ (inner liner)
  • Copper Foil Sheet piece for holiday die cut
  • Window Sheet 2 1/4″ X 4 1/4″

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Stampin’ Up Cable Knit Spirited Snowmen

Good Monday morning my Stamping Friends.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  These weekends seem to go by way too fast and the week days seem to linger on, don’t you think?

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Spirited Snowmen stamp set that will soon be retiring.  I absolutely love all the images in this set.  If this is a set you’ve been wanting, I’d grab it while you can.

I started with a Very Vanilla card front and ran it through my Big Shot using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  On a smaller piece of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the Snowmen image from the Spirited Snowmen stamp set (soon to be retired), in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the Snowflakes from the same stamp set in Versamark Ink all around the snowmen and sprinkled them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I colored the snowmen in using my Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I adhered some Copper Metallic Thread to the back of the artwork then adhered the artwork panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the card front to a Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside Very Vanilla panel I stamped the snowmen from Spirited Snowmen stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 3 times, in the center of the panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Timeless Tidings stamp set in Early Espresso Ink over the snowmen image.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the Snowmen from Spirited Snowmen stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the Holly & Berry from the same stamp set on the envelope flap and colored them in using my Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/4″ X 4″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 5 1/4″ X 4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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Stampin’ Up Sitting Pretty Christmas Card

Good Friday morning my stamping friends.  Have you had a productive week?  Any fun plans for the weekend? Whatever you do, have fun and make the best of it.

One of my amazing Up-lines sent me a new bundle yesterday.  It’s the Stampin’ Up Sitting Pretty Bundle.  As soon as I got it I had to make a card with it and had a Christmas card in mind that I wanted to create.  Take a look.

I started with a card front of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  I knew I wanted to stamp a Christmas tree on the side, but after going through all my stamp set I didn’t have even one set with a Christmas tree.  I had to compromise and use the pine tree from Lovely As A Tree stamp set, so I stamped it in Shaded Spruce Ink on the right side of the DSP.  I know, it’s not quite a Christmas tree, almost a Charlie Brown tree, but I made the best of it.  I added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to make it look like it had lights.  I adhered the card front to a Shaded Spruce mat using Snail.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the bench from the Sitting Pretty stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  Using my Big Shot I cut out the bench from the Pretty Park Framelits Dies.  I stamped the dog from the Sitting Pretty stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Crumb Cake Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the dog out using my Big Shot and the Pretty Park Framelits Dies.  I adhered the dog to the embossed bench using Stampin’ Dimensionals then adhered the bench to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut the bow on the dog out from the Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies in Real Red cardstock and adhered it to the dog using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the presents from the Alpine Adventures stamp set in Balmy Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive and Real Red Inks.  I cut 2 of the presents out using the Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies with my Big Shot and the other 3 presents I fussy cut using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the presents using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals under the tree.  I stamped the Christmas Greetings sentiment from the Alpine Adventures stamp set in Versamark Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I made it into a banner using my Banner Triple Punch and edged it using my Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.  I wrapped a small piece of Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon on the top left corner.  I adhered the banner just under the ribbon using Snail.  I adhered the matted card front to a Merry Merlot card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the dog in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Crumb Cake Ink on the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the presents from Alpine Adventures stamp set in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive and Real Red Inks next to the dog.  I stamped the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink in the center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Merry Merlot card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the pine tree from Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on the front right of the envelope and the dog from the Sitting Pretty stamp set on left side using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Crumb Cake Ink.  I adhered a piece of Festive Farmhouse DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  I know I used a lot more products then I usually do, but I couldn’t find everything I wanted to use in 1 or 2 sets.

There are a few things I used in my card today that are being retired.  The Alpine Adventures Stamp Set, Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon.  If you like and of these products I’d grab them while you can.  Things are going fast.

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Happy Stamping!

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If there are items you’ve been keeping you eye on, now’s the time to grab them.  It’s the YEAR-END CLOSEOUT SALE.

Stamp sets, Dies, Embellishments and more are at a discounted price.  Many items are retiring and you will not be able to get them once they are gone.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front)

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Heat Tool

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Big Shot

$110.00

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$5.25

Stampin’ Up Christmas Pines Detailed Baubles For Global Design

Good Thursday morning everyone. Another week almost over. Anyone making plans for the weekend? Have you all gotten your shopping done? I sure haven’t.

For today’s card I joined in with the Global Design Project #167.  Be sure to stop by Global Design to play along and see what everyone has made.  This week was a Theme Challenge.

Here’s my card for the challenge.  Take a look.

I started with a Whisper White card front and stamped the pines from Christmas Pines stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink on the bottom and quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  Using my Big Shot I cut the round ornament from Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies in Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  If you like this Thinlit Die set, I’d head over to my online store ASAP.  It’s available at a discounted price right now along with many other items that are being retired.

I cut a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies from a piece of Gold Foil Sheet.  I adhered the Detailed Baubles ornament to the Gold Foil circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I tied a piece of Tranquil Tide Bakers Twine from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, (also discounted in my online store), around the top of the ornament and made a double bow.  I adhered it to one of the pines using a Glue Dot.

I adhered the ornament to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added 3 of the Tranquil Tide Share What You Love Artisan Pearls around the ornament.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler mat using Snail then adhered it to a Tranquil Tide card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the pines from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink, stamping off twice.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink in the center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Tranquil Tide card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I stamped the pines from Christmas Pines stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink on the front left and the flap of a Medium Whisper White Envelope.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  This was another quick and easy card.  Happy Stamping!

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If there are items you’ve been keeping you eye on, now’s the time to grab them.  It’s the YEAR-END CLOSEOUT SALE.

Stamp sets, Dies, Embellishments and more are at a discounted price.  Many items are retiring and you will not be able to get them once they are gone.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″ (card front mat)
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (card front), 5 1/2″ X 4″ (inner liner)
  • Gold Foil Sheet (circle behind ornament)

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