Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Plaid Winter Woods

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Happy half way through  the work week day!!  Hope everyone’s week is moving right along.  Other than my surgery getting delayed for 3 hours yesterday, everything went well.  I got to be awake for the whole thing and was able to ask the doctor questions as he was performing the surgery.    The first hand wasn’t too bad, but by the time he started the second the numbness was wearing off.  He did numb it up again though.  Having a bit of trouble using my finger now, but I’ll figure out how and keep moving right along.

For today’s card I used a stamp set from the Annual Catalog which I absolutely love.    Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #350.  Here are their colors.

I started by adhering a panel of Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Shaded Spruce card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods Cling Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I cut the image out using the largest Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut the top section off.  I adhered the artwork to the top of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I needed a star for the top of the tree, so I grabbed the Stitched Stars Dies and cut a small star out of a scrap of Gold Foil Sheet.  I adhered the star to the top of the tree using a Glue dot.  I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels all over the tree.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I made a banner out of the strip using my Banner Triple Punch.  I adhered a small strip of a Gold Foil Sheet to the bottom of the banner using Snail and adhered it to the bottom of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow from the Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon and adhered it to the end of the banner using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the pine bough image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Shaded Spruce card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on the envelope front. I stamped one in full strength and another stamped off.  I adhered a panel of the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

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: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

  • Subscribe for the December kit at paperpumpkin.com from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin?  You can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription,  Click Here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, Click Here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 1″ X 3 1/8″ (card front banner), 3″ X 5″ (artwork)
  • Gold Foil Sheets 3/8″ X 2 5/8″ (strip under banner)
  • Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 5 1/2″(card front)

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Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas Wish for Everything

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers and Happy December!!  How was everyone’s long weekend?  Did anyone brave going out on Black Friday to start their holiday shopping? I definitely did NOT.  I stayed in and got my house decorated for Christmas.  This has been a tradition of mine for years to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I decorate the inside and my husband does the outside.  Sometimes I think he is trying to compete with Christmas Vacation though.  I didn’t decorate as much this year as I normally do.  Christmas usually explodes in my house, going all out decorating every room to the fullest.  We are leaving for a vacation (finally after 5 years) on January 6th and I will need to pack up everything before I leave, I don’t want to have to come home to having to pack up Christmas.

For this week, I’m doing some pretty quick and easy cards for you.  We’re getting to crunch time to finish up Christmas cards, so I figured I give you some quick ones using up a lot of DSP.  Today’s card was inspired by my upline Jaimie.  I’ve had this piece of DSP and didn’t know how to use it without ruining the beautiful picture, Jaimie made a card last week using this paper and I loved it.  Here’s today’s card.

This is one of the cards we are going to make at my Stamp Camp this week.  I started by cutting the panel of Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper in half so that I could make 2 cards from this one piece.  Now everyone knows that I don’t make any 2 cards the same, but when I’m having a class everyone else makes my card.

I adhered the Night Before Christmas DSP to a Very Vanilla mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted DSP to a Night of Navy card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment out of a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Word Wishes Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

They are a little difficult to see, but I added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front to add a little glimmer.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods Cling Stamp Set off to the side in Old Olive Ink.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Old Olive Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Night Before Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

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: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

  • Subscribe for the December kit at paperpumpkin.com from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin?  You can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription,  Click Here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, Click Here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper 3″ X 5 1/2″(card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Fall Thank You

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  I want to first start by thanking everyone for all your kind words, encouragement and sympathy cards.   I am part of one of the best communities around.  You have all helped me so much at this very sad time in my life and I will never be able to thank all of you enough.  I am truly blessed to have you!!

I have a fall thank you card for you all today.  My sketch and colors were part of my uplines challenge that she is doing for the month of October.  Here is my card

I started by adhering a panel of Pumpkin Pie Regals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Pumpkin Pie card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a small panel of Come To Gather Designer Series Paper to a Merry Merlot mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted DSP to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Cling Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink.  I adhered the artwork to a Blackberry Bliss mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut out 3 leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies, one in Blackberry Bliss, one in Merry Merlot and the last in Pumpkin Pie cardstocks.  These dies are perfect because they don’t only cut the leave out, but they emboss the vines in the leaves too.  I adhered a piece of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the artwork using Snail.  I adhered the leaves on top of the ribbon using Stampin’  Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on either side of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set in Merry Merlot Ink in top center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Merry Merlot mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Pumpkin Pie card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I finished my card by decorating a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Come To Gather DSP to the envelope flap.

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: ADFAXYQE

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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INKIN’ KREW WORLD CARD MAKING DAY FACEBOOK EVENT 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 5TH

Save the date!!  You’re invited to attend a fun Facebook event on Saturday, October 5 to celebrate World Card Making Day!

Our team will be hosting a Facebook event that will run from about 9:00 AM ET until 9:00 PM ET with card making presentations and giveaways going all day long!!

More details and a link to join are coming soon, but put a note on your calendar to spend the day crafting with us!  See you all then!

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BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR PAPER

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September (4TH–30TH), you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs included in the sale:

ITEM PAGE DESCRIPTION PRICE
149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149497 165 WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149589 166 DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149592 166 BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149500 167 PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $14.50

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING EARLY THIS YEAR

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST, THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only starting November 1st, 2019

Here’s a sneak peek video of what’s included in the suite.

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WINTER WONDERS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY OCTOBER 10, 2019

Paper Pumpkin wants to help you share love and joy this Christmas with a duo of delightful, special-edition kits. October’s kit includes 10 traditional cards, while November’s kit features 24 can’t-miss tags. Put them together and you have everything you need to make the season bright.

There’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. Even non-crafters like making simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, we have the perfect kits for you!

In October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

October Kit

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click Here for more information and to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

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I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 1 5/8″ X 4 1/4″ (dsp mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/8″ X 3 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper 1 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (strip on card front), piece for envelope flap
  • Regals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Winter Woods Friendly Silhouette Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s wee been going?  We’re already halfway through.  Did you all have a chance to hop around yesterday with Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop and see all the beautiful projects my team members made? If not, you can still go back to yesterday’s blog and hop around.

For today’s card I did a technique that I haven’t done before (at least I don’t think I have.  I used my Sponge Brayer to make the background on my card.  I usually do the sponging technique using my Stamping Sponges, but I thought I’d try something new.  Here’s my card.

My card played along with a couple challenges today.  1st off I joined in with As You See It Challenge #208.  Their challenge is a Night Glow Color Challenge.  Here are their colors.

Nest I played along with Fab Friday Challenge #171.  Here is their sketch

I also played along with Always Fun Challenge #127.  They have a Theme challenge this week.  Their theme is “Create a Scene”.

I started by using my Sponge Brayer and adding color slowly to a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I started with the bottom and added Mango Melody Ink.  I worked my way up and next used Coastal Cabana Ink.  On the top of the panel I used my Sponge Brayer with Pretty Peacock Ink.  After I was done adding the amount of color that I wanted, I stamped the multiple tree image from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the panel.

I cut 2 of the trees out from the In The Woods Dies from Basic Black cardstock and adhered them to either side of my card front using my Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I then cut the grassy cat tail die from the Friendly Silhouettes Dies out of Basic Black cardstock and adhered it to my card front using my Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I adhered the card front to a Coastal Cabana mat using Snail

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Gather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I adhered the sentiment strip to a thin Mango Melody strip of cardstock using Snail.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Coastal Cabana Glimmer Enamel Dot to the sentiment.  I made a tiny bow from the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon and adhered it to the sentiment using a Glue Dot.  I adhered the card front to a Pretty Peacock card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on either side of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set in the center of the panel in Pretty Peacock Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Pretty Peacock card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set on either side of the envelope front and on the envelope flap in Tuxedo Black Memento 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: ADFAXYQE

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September (4TH–30TH), you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs included in the sale:

ITEM PAGE DESCRIPTION PRICE
149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149497 165 WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149589 166 DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149592 166 BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149500 167 PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $14.50

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I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (artwork mat and inner liner mat)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock 1/4″ X 3″ (strip under sentiment)
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner), 5/8″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

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