The watercolor technique is perfect with the Touches of Texture stamp set. I used the colors in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. I think this card would work for just about any event and the sentiments in Another Wonderful year give you lots of options.

I designed this card with the new stamper in mind, but I couldn’t help myself. I had to add a bit more texture with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder. The pattern is so subtle, it’s difficult to photograph. Stampin’ Up! used to sell plain and textured card stock and this folder adds a similar texture. Of course, using the embossing folder means you will need a Big Shot, something the new stamper may not own. You could certainly use Watercolor Paper instead of the regular Whisper White Card Stock I used. That would give you the texture without the Big Shot.

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Our grandson is celebrating the end of his elementary school years. I love the sparkle and monochrome look with Blueberry Bushel, one of the new In Colors. I thought the greeting from Another Wonderful Year worked well too.

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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 think this holder is perfect for a gift card for your local coffee shop. You can make this gift card holder with the Narrow Notecards and Envelopes or make your own cards and envelopes the way I did with the Envelope Punch Board. I used the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Use Early Espresso ink and one other color to go with the paper you select. I’m afraid the Coffee Break paper is sold out now, but you could stamp your own images with the coffee bean stamp from the set. My label uses the border stamp from Labels to Love. The greeting from Coffee Café fits perfectly.

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This is a quick and easy card. You will not need a Big Shot, but I did use 3 punches. I’m afraid the gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper® is all sold out. I will miss that paper!!! And the Baker’s Twine and Enamel Shapes are also retiring. But really,  you can make this card with another printed paper and embellishments you may have. I am happy to say that A Good Day will be in the new catalog.

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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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