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July 2022

Reading, Gardening, Paper Crafting...What Is It For You?

Passionate-aboutWhich hobby is your "thing"?  The one that you are so passionate about that you are driven to find the time to do it?  Is it reading, gardening, sewing, or paper crafting?

If you are reading my blog, my guess is that you are pretty smitten with paper crafting and card making.  That's pretty much all we "talk about" here, right?  That and family, of course.

This is a personal invitation for you to sign up for my email list so that you can get even more ideas, tips, and more about me. ;)  Typically, it's one email a week unless there is a special that's announced, a class that I am offering, anything time-sensitive, or if I think you might need to be reminded about something a few me. ;)

Just for signing up, you will get a special online card class that you can adapt and create with supplies that you have on hand. 

It's free and I'd love for you to sign up!  Here's the it now!

In the words of Julia Child... "keep tremendously interested" in paper crafting!

Thank You Card with Stampin' Up! Regal Reindeer

Stampin-up-regal-reindeer-thank-you-cardThere are many beautiful Christmas and holiday stamp sets and bundles in the current Stampin' Up! Mini catalog but many are versatile for other occasions such as this thank you card with Regal Reindeer.  That little fox is the sweetest and is one of the dies included in that Regal Reindeer Bundle (English) [159728] with the stamp set and die collection at 10% off when purchased together.

Notice that fabulous tree ring patterned paper print?  It's from the Rings Of Love 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [159939] that you can get for FREE when you purchase at least $50 in my online store! Purchase the Regal Reindeer Bundle (English) [159728] at $51.25 plus shipping and tax and you can select this 12 x 12 paper or any of the available Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices.

Here is the step-by-step how-to for this thank you card...

  • Cut the card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4
  • Cut 1” off the right side of the front of the card.
  • Cut a 1/2” piece of the Crushed Curry and adhere as shown on the front edge.
  • Cut a piece of designer paper at 3” x 5 1/4”. Adhere to the center front of the card.
  • Cut another strip of designer paper at 1” x 5 1/2”. Open the card and adhere to the right side as shown.
  • Ink the edges with Soft Suede Classic Ink.
  • Cut a piece of Crushed Curry at 2 1/4” x 3. Add Dimensionals to the back and angle a little to the right as shown.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White at 2” x 2 3/4”. Stamp the sentiment from Plentiful Plants in Soft Suede.
  • Die cut the little fox in Soft Suede. Adhere to the bottom of the Basic White piece then glue to the Crushed Curry piece as shown.
This card front technique is much like the one used on this Easy Accent Fold HERE. Give it a try!
Here are the supplies used on this card.  Simply click the links to have the supplies delivered straight to your door.  Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.
Regal Reindeer Bundle
Thank you for tuning in today for this Stampin' Up! Regal Reindeer thank you card and now it's your turn to try it so shop for your needed supplies and enjoy!

Two Handmade Cards with Stampin' Up! Ringed with Nature

Ringed-with-natureToday's featured projects are two cards made with the beautiful Ringed With Nature Bundle (English) [159889] and the coordinating Sale-A-Bration choice, Rings Of Love 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [159939].  This beautiful patterned paper is colorful and perfect for a variety of seasons and occasions.  This designer paper is versatile with "neutral" prints that can be used for any of your cardmaking projects.

patterned paper for cardmaking and paper craftingThis week's YouTube LIVE featured two cards, one a simple fun fold, that highlight these products. 

And, this week...

  • If you place a minimum order of $35 in product (before shipping and tax) by the end of the day on August 7th, you will receive the kits to make these two cards!  You will need stamps, ink, and adhesive to assemble these kits. 
  • And, if your order is $50 or more by August 7th, you will get these two kits and a BONUS surprise kit plus you will be able to choose a free Sale-A-Bration choice! (Hint: You can earn this beautiful pack of paper!)

Here's how you can get ALL the FREEBIES...

  1. Order the Ringed With Nature Bundle (English) [159889] or another bundle or products that total at least $50 before shipping and tax.
  2. Get the Rings Of Love 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [159939] or another Sale-A-Bration choice for FREE.
  3. Receive your kit for these two card projects plus a BONUS project kit for FREE from me in the mail within 7-10 days following the close of the promotion.  This gives us time to cut, prepare, and package your kits.

FREE card kits with qualifying purchaseHere's the video with the cards...

Place your order now so you don't miss out on this week's special offer and you will be receiving these kits for two handmade cards with Ringed With Nature Bundle (English) [159889].

Beautiful Handmade Card Ideas

Card-shareOver the past few months, I have received some beautiful handmade cards.  These include birthday cards, thank you cards, and most recently, sympathy cards for the loss of my Dad.

In getting back into the swing of things, these cards were shared on Facebook LIVE on Tuesday evening.  It is my hope that you will gather many ideas to inspire you to create your own beautiful handmade cards.

Here's the recording of the LIVE video...

How many ideas do you have now?  The different layouts and cuts of patterned paper and card stock make for a good start for me!
Here's hoping you are inspired to get crafting and make some beautiful handmade cards.



May 2022(1)
Thank you to all who participated in my It's A Wonderful World Promotion in honor and memory of my Dad.
Here are the names that were drawn for the $50 gift certificates to use by August 31, 2022!
Cherie LaBombard
Melinda Guy
I will be sending you an email, ladies!