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I love the color combination! I admit though that I struggled when designing this one. I thought I knew what I wanted. I wanted to do a border with the pumpkins. I wanted to use Banner Blessings. I grabbed my Taggers to find the shape and sized layer I wanted. I wanted I wanted gold and sparkles. I wanted this color combination.

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base and it just wasn’t right. Maybe some texture would help, so I used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing folder and it was a lot better. I removed the gold and it still wasn’t right. I tried switching the card base to Elegant Eggplant, and it just made all the difference for this card!

And I did use the pumpkins for a border. It’s hidden inside.

Banner Blessings was available and on sale for half price when I recorded the video. It’s only while supplies last. It’s one of those Secret Stamp Sets. If it’s gone, don’t despair. Use one of the greetings in Basket of Wishes, the thanks from Jar of Love (#141587), Thankful Thoughts (Wood #141519  or Clear #141522) or another set you may already own.

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Don’t miss out on the Designer Series Paper Sale. It’s ending soon!

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I received a lot of compliments for this card. I owe it all to the stamp set! Grateful bunch is one of those versatile sets that I think would be great for beginners. You won’t need the Big Shot for this one either. I did want a birthday card though. None of the sentiments seemed right, so I used Birthday Blossoms.

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I finally found a perfect storage solution for my 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks! I made a custom box with 3 pieces of the thin cardboard that comes with our 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. It fits up to 6 stacks plus the masks (AKA stencils).

Here are the detailed directions

You can use this box without the sturdy reclosable bags, but I think you will “need” them as much as I did! Get the bags here.

In addition to the cardboard, you will need 2 sheets of Designer Series Paper of your choice, 36″ of ribbon, a strong adhesive (Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, a Bone Folder, and a Trimmer.


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I’ll give you the bad news first. Due to difficulties with the supplier, the Handheld Stapler (item 139083) and coordinating Silver Mini Staples (item 135847) will be discontinued after our current inventory runs out. So if you’ve been meaning to get this, your time is running out.

But now the good news. When the 2016-17 catalog came out, I was surprised that they decided not to include the Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Scoring Blades and the “mat” that slips into the Trimmer and has the little track for the blade. They said that they weren’t needed since the cutting blades don’t actually come into contact with the mat. That they were both made to last and wouldn’t wear out. Stampin’ Up! announced today that they will make these available again! So if you are like me and like to replace that mat now and then, we can buy them now. I’m including the link for the Stampin’ Trimmer and Replacement Cutting Blades while I’m at it.

And don’t forget the Designer Series Paper promotion going on through October.

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And most of those “Secret” stamp sets are still on sale for less than half price.

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This card looks complicated and difficult, but don’t let it fool you! It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. It uses the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, but you will not need the Big Shot! I used a Circle punch, but you could just cut out a square or rectangle. You can do it!

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Just until October 5th, you can get up to 25% off  these basics for… what else? Making cards!
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