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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What will you fill your jar with? I filled it with a little bouquet of yellow and coral flowers. This card stands up on its own, a fancy fold with just one extra crease. So easy! The Stamparatus saves a lot of card stock and time. I show you how in the video.

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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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As an independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I went to OnStage (a convention) last month and was able to pre-order some of the small sampling of products that will be in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I used some of those products in this card. Rooted in Nature is a bit like the beloved Lovely as a Tree. (Don’t worry! That stamp set will be in the new catalog too!) But Rooted in Nature has coordinating Framelits. There are some Thinlits in the set that do not cut, but emboss. Can you see the cluster of three leaves? I embossed with the Thinlit and then cut it out with the matching Framelit.

I’m going to an event with other local demonstrators this weekend and I’m taking this card as a swap. It was a bit of a challenge, because I’ve packed up my retiring products and I haven’t received my larger pre-order. I wanted to try one of the new In Colors, Call Me Clover, but I was not able to buy much card stock in the new colors… not nearly enough to do any large layers for 2 cards. So I decided to use Very Vanilla for most of the card. I used a tiny bit of the Call Me Clover card stock, sponged that color over a portion of the card front, and then stamped over that. I think I’m going to love this new bright green!

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I don’t the links for the all the products I used, as they are not yet available to the public. You will have to wait until June 1st…. unless you want to join my team. But you can order the new In Color Stamp Pads in the new case style. And there are few bundles to sample some other products.

But there are a few items everyone can purchase now.

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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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