Birthday cards

On to Adventure

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week we have a color challenge.

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I haven't played with the On to Adventure stamp set in quite a while and knew that it would be fun to color my favorite character from the stamp set using these colors.

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I did a little masking and have her holding balloons instead of her suitcase.  The balloons are from the Special Someone set and cut out using the Special Days dies.  The Special Days dies are part of the Coordination Product Release and like Sale-A-Bration will end March 31.  I have had so much fun with the set and the coordinating dies.

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The sentiment is from the For the Love of Felt stamp set which coordinates with the For the Love of Felt Project kit.  The For the Love of Felt Project kit is one of my favorite kits.  The cards you make are so pretty and you can choose to make them exactly like the kit directs or do your own thing.  A kit may be just what you need during this time of social distancing.  You can order it and other paper crafting supplies directly from my online store and have it delivered to your home.  

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Final Days of Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the March Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  We are still Sale-A-Brating with Sale-A-Bration!  

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Earlier in March 5 new Sale-A-Bration products were released.  I used 2 of the 5 products that were released, the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.  I also used a die from the Ornate Layers Dies which is part of the Ornate Garden Suite,  an early release from the upcoming annual catalog.  Products from this suite will be available starting April 1, it is a beautiful suite of products, definitely something to look forward to!

The flowers from the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP were colored using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends.  These flowers for the most part are pretty easy to cut out and the parts that were a little fiddly, I chopped off.  The sentiment is another Sale-A-Bration choice, Sending You Thoughts (from original SAB release).  The card base is the Pool Party So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.  

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I also lined the inside of the front to hide the adhesive.  Adhesive and vellum can be a little tricky, so if the adhesive shows through I cover it up with some cardstock.  I chose a Stitched Rectangle die that was smaller than the Ornate Layer die.  Love that you can see some of the pretty details of the ornate Layer die from the inside of the card too!

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This sentiment is also from the Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  I really like when sentiment sets include a saying for the inside too!

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Here is the list of all the stops on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.

 

Stamper's Dozen March 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  11. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the Hop and stamp on!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN2  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits  including completed samples as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 


What's New at SU!...Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are hoppin’ to share some  fun and exciting ideas. Today we will featuring products from Sale-A-Bration! 

A little over a week ago the 2nd set of Sale-A-Bration products were released.  The release included 3 new stamp sets and 2 new Specialty DSP packs.  What I love about the new release is how some of the products coordinate with the original Sale-A-Bration release and/or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. 

If you follow my blog or Facebook page you know that I fell hard for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set (Sale-A-Bration) and the Birthday dies (Coordination Product Release).   With the 2nd Sale-A-Bration Release there's another product that coordinates...Flowering Foils Specialty DSP!

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Right about now you are wondering, "Huh?".  Hold on things will all become clear very soon.  The Flowering Foils Specialty DSP features rose gold and silver foil designs on a white background.  The white background is perfect to try out all kinds of coloring techniques.  Here I used a sponge brayer to create this ombre effect.  I started with the lightest color, Petal Pink, then Grapefruit Grove, and finally Calypso Coral.  I used the same brayer to do all 3 colors.  I rolled off the color on my grid paper before inking up the brayer.  

The cake was silver embossed on Shimmery White paper and then colored using So Saffron Light, Petal Pink Combo, Calypso Coral Combo, and Old Olive Combo Blends.  The cake was then cut out using the Birthday Dies.  The pedestal was cut off from the stamped image and I added a Silver Foil cake plate using the Birthday Dies.  I stamped, embossed and color an extra flower to decorate the base of the cake.

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Now do you see the coordination?  This flower was cut out from another of the designs in the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and looks like a grown up version of the flowers in the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.  This flower was cut out and colored using Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  This particular flower was not a full flower which is why I hid the bottom underneath the strip of DSP.  These flowers are too pretty to waste.

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We are entering the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration!  There are already items that are no longer available: Kerchief Card kit, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins, and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  Be sure to get your Sale-A-Bration choices soon!  

Now it is time for you to see what the talented Diane Browning has created for you!

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If you just came from Diane's blog, then hop on over to see what the creative Tricia Butts has made.

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March 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Jackie Bultje- The Pampered Stamper

Thank you for stopping by! If you want to see what else I have made using the Happy Birthday to You, Birthday dies, and/or the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP, you can check them out here,  here, here,  herehere,  here, and here.

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Bonanza Buddies Birthday

I couldn't resist the Bonanza Buddies suite in the JJ 2020 Mini Catalog (January-June Mini Catalog).  We do have a bunch of new little ones in our family which was my rationale for buying it but if I am being honest, I probably would have bought it just cause I thought it was so cute.

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This card was made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC602.

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Love this fun sketch!  It allowed me to play with the fun presents and balloon stamps and the Birthday Bonanza DSP.  Except for the Stitched So Sweetly dies (White scalloped rectangle) everything else is from the Birthday Bonanza suite.  

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Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is also from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.  

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created for this sketch.  

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Happy Birthday to You in Seaside Spray

Happy Friday and it is time  for the Festive Friday Challenge!   This time we are celebrating the festivity of Girl Scout Week!  Here's the Inspo List.

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To play along with the challenge you need to pick a minimum of 3 items from the Inspo List for your project.  Easy peasy!  Lots of possibilities and inspiration to fuel your project.

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From the Inspo List I chose blue, silver, birthday sentiment, and cake. 

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This week I have been focusing on the Coordination Products Release and today's card uses the Birthday dies.  I paired the Happy Birthday to You (Sale-A-Bration set) with the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp.  I think these 2 sets go together so beautifully.  

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This card opens in just a little different way as you can see in the picture above.  Using the Birthday dies makes it easy to cut out the flowers as there is a die that cuts out them out.  I separated one of the flowers with just a few snips since most of the work was already done for me by the dies.

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If you would like a tutorial for this card, guess what I have made one for you!

CLICK HERE FOR THE TUTORIAL

In fact, did you know that every Festive Friday Design Team Member posts a tutorial of how they created their project?  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created.

Festive Friday Design Team

Kelsey May Webster 

Miranda Webber

Anne Marie Hile

Nicole Watt

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Forever Blossoms Birthday

We came back from vacation a few days ago and I have been struggling to get out of vacation mode.  While away I had planned on posting to the blog and that didn't happen.  I also planned to send out a bunch of cards  and well those cards came back with me too!  Now it is time for me to get serious!

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The Forever Blossoms bundle is definitely one of my favorites from the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog.  Here it is teamed up with one of the Delicate Lace dies from the Annual Catalog.   I have been neglecting these dies.  They create beautiful edges and I like the look of the Flirty Flamingo peeking out from behind the lace.

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The cherry blossom spray was colored using Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  This stamp has a lot of shading which makes it an easy one to color.  I applied Wink of Stella to each flower and a Red Rhinestone center. 

Now I need to get my well travelled cards completed and in the mail!  Thanks for stopping by and if you have any suggestions on how I can get out of vacation mode, please let me know.  I can use all the help I can get!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will send you 2 finished cards, tutorial, and the supplies to make them.  

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Happy Birthday to You

I am loving the Birthday dies (Coordination Product release) that coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set (Sale-A-Bration).  They were a perfect combo to use for this week's Create with Connie & Mary challenge, #CCMC598.

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Here's how I made this card.

  • Cut a Petal Pink card base 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  Cut a Petal Pink layer 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and emboss using the Subtle 3-D folder
  • Cut a 2-1/2" x 4-1/8" piece of Petal Pink vellum (Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) and die cut using the Delicate Lace die.
  • Run a line of SNAIL adhesive along the top edge of the Vellum and adhere to the Petal Pink embossed layer.
  • Tie a small Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon bow around the Petal Pink embossed layer covering the strip of SNAIL adhesive.  
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  • Stamp the flowers from the Happy Birthday to You SAB stamp set on Shimmery White CS with VersaMark ink and heat emboss using  White embossing powder. 
  • Color the image using Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight , and Pear Pizzazz ink refills and an Aqua Painter. 
  • Cut out the flowers using the Birthday Dies from the Coordination Product release.
  • Cut out the largest circle (Whisper White CS) and the coordinating scalloped circle (Champagne Foil) using the Layering Circle dies.
  • Stamp the sentiment (By the Dock stamp set) in Basic Gray ink on the white CS.
  • Adhere the Whisper White  circle to the Champagne Foil scalloped circle using SNAIL adhesive.
  • Adhere the circles to the Petal Pink layer.
  • Adhere the flowers to the Whisper White circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.  TIP- I position the Dimensionals towards the center of the die cut.  This way I can tuck in and arrange the foliage easily.
  • Cut out Pear Pizzazz leaves using the Birthday dies.  There are 2 leaves on each die (yay!) and I started by cutting 2 each and added leaves until I liked how it looked.
  • Tuck in the leaves and attach them using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Adhere the embossed Petal Pink layer to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.
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  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White cs and attach it to the inside of the card.  Cut a 1" x 4" piece of Petal Pink vellum. Cut the vellum using the Delicate Lace die.

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Bonanza Buddies

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week it is a sketch challenge #CCMC596.

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You know I love a sketch with 3 things in a row.  It is a design I turn to a lot.  The hardest thing for me was to decide what stamp set, dies, I wanted to feature.

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Bonanza Buddies! The card I made is very similar to the sample in the Mini Catalog.   Instead of just the koala bear I used all of the animals.  The animals were cut out from the Birthday Bonanza DSP.  It is a fun option to be able to do that.   I added the balloons (from the Special Someone set and cut them out using the soon to be released-February 4th-Special Day dies) instead of the banners.  I also added some So Saffron Metallic Baker's twine which is a Sale-A-Bration choice.

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The balloons were stamped and then filled in using the Shimmery Crystal Effects.  The Shimmery Crystal Effects debuted in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and is a Carryover Item.  The Shimmer is subtle and a very cool effect mixed in with the Crystal Effects.

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created with the sketch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Painted Poppies Trifold

Last week there were a lot of hearts, reds and pinks on the blog.  This week it is Black, White, Red, and poppies, at least for today and tomorrow.

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This is the first time I used the Painted Poppies stamp set and it only seemed right to pair it with my favorite Sale-A-Bration choice, the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  This is a tri-fold card and I haven't made this card style in quite a while.  You can see a tutorial HERE.  The scoring and products used are a little different but the concept is the same.  

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This isn't a difficult style of card to make at all.  It is a fun way to show off how nicely your DSP patterns coordinate.

  • Basic Black CS 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 3" and 7"
  • Black & White stripe from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP 2-3/4"x 4" and  1/2"x 4" (inside of the card)
  • Black & White hexagon pattern 3-3/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White (inside of the card) 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Largest Circle die from the Layering Circles 
  • #7 Circle and #7 scalloped circle (#1 being the smallest circle)
  • 5 Tiny butterflies cut from the Butterfly Beauty dies out of Black Glimmer paper (unfortunately this is a retired product.  It was so perfect for the project, I decided to use it!))

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Inside I used one of the die cuts from the Peaceful Poppies Elements, strip of DSP and a black glitter butterfly.  

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I colored the poppies with the Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo pack.  It is quick and easy to color in.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Below I have listed all the products I used to make this card with links to where you can find them.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate

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Welcome to the first Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for 2020!  Our theme is Let's Sale-A-Brate!  I hope you have are enjoying the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  On this blog hop you will find even more ideas on ways to use the Sale-A-Bration choices.

I chose to feature the Happy Birthday to You stamp set for my blog hop project.

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I chose to focus on the beautiful flowers that adorn the cake.  I think they are so pretty and deserved to be in the spotlight.  The stamp was inked in VersaMark, stamped on Shimmery White CS and embossed with White embossing powder.  The flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter and Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party ink refills.  

I have a little secret, well it isn't much of a secret but instead of fussy cutting the flowers I used the Birthday Dies!  What?!  Yes!   The Birthday dies will be available starting February 4th, (while supplies last) March 31.  The dies cut out the flowers as a group.  They are easily cut apart which is what I did.  The dies also cut out the entire cake image, fancy cake stand, and 2 different leaves.  I used the leaves from the Happy Birthday dies to create the wreath.

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I placed the #6 Layering Circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) and then placed the #7 circle around the #6 and ran it through my die cutting machine to create the ring for my wreath.  I layered the leaves around the ring using Liquid Glue.  There are 2 leaves on the die so it makes it easy to cut multiples.  The flowers were attached using dimensionals.  I added the little banner using the sentiment from the stamp set. 

I loved how the wreath looked and thought it needed a simple but pretty background.  The adorable polka dot stencil from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (these were in the Holiday Catalog and are now on the Carry Over list) was just perfect.  I used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste,  which adds a gorgeous glittery finish.  Seriously, if  you haven't tried the Shimmery White Embossing Paste stop now and order it!  Yes, you can make your own by adding Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your White Embossing Paste. I love that the Shimmery White EP is ready to go and all I have to do is open up the jar.  Once the paste was dry which didn't take much time at all, the wreath was added using dimensionals.  

Remember,the Birthday dies will be available starting February 4th, (while supplies last) March 31.

Now it is time to see what the rest of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hoppers created!

 

Stamper's Dozen January 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  11. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

 

I am linking my project to the Just Us Girl's Challenge #518.  The theme is Create Dimension.

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This is the first time I am playing along with this challenge but I doubt it will be my last.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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