Mix Detailed with Love, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, and the Stamparatus, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful card. I actually changed the design up a bit for the video. My original is shown on the left and the one I did for the video is on the right. I have seen some gorgeous cards using the Stamparatus Hinge Step where the image faded from the top to the bottom. But those images were bigger and bolder, so there was only room for stamping three times. It works a lot better with just three.

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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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Oh So Eclectic is oh so beautiful! The stamp set coordinates with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. The Thinlits have pieces that cut out the insides of flowers (and a diamond) that you can use with or without the piece that cuts around the outside. There is a large piece that cuts the diamond background pattern and a couple of pieces that emboss without cutting. Love it! These product will be in the upcoming 2018-2019 annual catalog, but the bundle price is going away. Now is a good time to buy them and save 10%. Dapper Denim, Rose Red, and Emerald Envy are going away too. I checked last night (5/9/18) and the Rose Red and Dapper Denim card stock and the Emerald Envy ink pad were still available, but the In Colors tend to sell out quickly. The Powder Pink ribbon is actually on sale right now. Time to shop!

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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.

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Southern Serenade is a beautiful stamp set with some great sentiments. The large flower stamp shows Fireweed, a flower that grows wild all around Anchorage, where we lived for eight years. The flowers are a vibrant dark pink, very much like the Berry Burst I used on this card. The lower Fireweed blossoms started opening at the beginning of summer, soon after the snow melted. When the top flowers opened, we knew summer was over and it was time for snow again.

The Stamparatus makes stamping easy and it opens up lots of fun techniques! I used it to make a wreath. It’s really easy! If you pre-ordered your Stamparatus, you either have it now or it’s on the way. If you didn’t get to pre-order, they will be available in the new annual catalog that goes live June 1st.

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I posted a similar project at the beginning of February. That was for a swap where we just made card fronts. I shared this card at a recent Paper Play Day and we made the full card. The Stamparatus sure helps on the three-step stamping! And that placement works great for getting the square cut just right on the two layers of the card front. Easy peasy!

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