I just love this card. I love the color combination. I love the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set and coordinating dies. The clean and simple card on the left is very pretty. It does not require a Big Shot and is really pretty simple. You could step up the card by cutting out the stamped images. I guess you could do a simplified version with Paper Snips, but don’t they look beautiful with the detailed die cuts? And then cutting the Flirty Flamingo layer with the Window Box die and adding the detailed cross really makes a huge difference.

I designed, wrote the instructions, and demonstrated this card before the new catalog went live. You can still make this card with current products. The printable directions call for the 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, but the Flirty Flamingo marker is now part of the Brights Collections. And the ribbon I used has been discontinued, but I listed two others you could use instead.

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You can get your Bow Maker by sending $12 to Gidget through PayPal. This will include shipping. (US customers only.) paypal.me/GidgetBrogdon

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I filled my wood crate with birthday candles, candy, and red balloons, but a gift card might fit too. To be honest, I have several little wood crates on my desk holding my paper sampler, little sticky notes, and other odds and ends. I think they’re very cute! They just take a half sheet of card stock.

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Get one of these Bundles now. Most of the products will be available in the annual catalog in June, but these bundles are only available through May 31st. Get them here.

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I love roller coasters. My son is a bit fanatic about them. So of course, I had to have this stamp set and coordinating pop-up Thinlets! Assembling the pop-up track is a bit of a challenge, but if you take it slow and easy, you can do it! And it’s certainly worth the effort. It’s really quite impressive.

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The Eclipse Technique has been very popular lately. I don’t know who came up with it, but I think it looks great. The Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlets work great together for this project. I think Eclipse cards look best when those centers from the letters are put in their right places. The hardest part is not losing those tiny pieces.

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I totally planned to post this video before Sale-a-Bration ended. Perhaps you were able to get them (free) and can make this card. If not, I’m sorry that you cannot order Amazing You now. I do have a list of other stamps sets you could use instead. You also can’t order the Celebrate You Thinlits right now, but they will be in the annual catalog on June 1st. I have a few other dies that you might consider until then.

(I also used “Fun Foam” usually found with kids’ craft supplies.)

Here are a few other stamp sets that would look great with this card.

And here are some word dies that could work as well.

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These party pandas from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration promotion are so very fun! I helped the panda with the balloon hang from some bamboo for this cute little 3″ x 3″ card. You can make this card if you hurry! Sale-a-Bration is almost over. It ends on March 31st.

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Such a lovely card. It looks fancy, but it’s really quite easy. If you already have a greeting stamp, blocks, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, all the card stock, Designer Series Paper, ink, and envelopes comes to $62.95. You could then select the Lots of Lavender stamp set as your Sale-a-Bration item and get that free!

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Links to the products used.

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