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Today, the Stamptastic Friends community is showcasing an eclectic mix of card designs. While some members are bidding farewell to retiring favorites, others are unveiling fresh picks set to debut on May 1st.

As for my contribution, I’m blending the retiring with a new stamp set. It’s delightful to witness the seamless integration of our offerings across different catalogs.

Encircled in Nature, an online exclusive, takes center stage in my project. It’s harmoniously coupled with the Poetic Expressions Designer Series Paper, which, although nearing its retirement, still has much to offer.

Encircled in Nature

Here’s a handy tip for crafting the wreath: After die-cutting the wreath and floral elements, let them remain nestled within the paper. This little trick simplifies and accelerates the coloring process.

 

Measurements:

Card Base 8 ½” x 4 ¼” Score at 4 ¼”.

Cardstock 4 1/8” x 4 1/8”

Designer Series Paper 4” x 4”

Inside Basic White for sentiment 4” x 4”

Make sure you hop on to the next blog for more inspiration.

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Stamping with Friends Share Z-Fold Cards

Hues of Happiness

Greetings on this lovely Saturday! Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? It feels like we just celebrated Christmas a few days ago! Today we are exploring Z-Fold Cards. I searched on Pinterest for some inspiration and discovered at least 29 different ways to make a Z-fold card. There are countless variations. You will be amazed by the creativity of this hop as each stamper will have unique designs.

My card features the Double Z-Fold design. The cool thing about this fold is that it can be either horizontal or vertical. I adore it! Trusty Tools Bundle grabbed my attention as soon as I saw the mini catalog. Today is the first time I have used it, but it will not be the last! This fun set is perfect for the men in your life, even if they are not really into woodworking or tools. The sentiments are also bold and large, which I love.

Trusty Tools

Are you ready to hop along? Here is my Trusty Tools Z-Fold card. I went with a vertical layout for this card. I am in love with this tool box! Can you think of any other uses for it? Maybe an Easter basket, makeup holder, flower box?

Trusty tools

Trusty Tools

Trusty Tools

The bonus for this card is all the tools are cut from the matching Designer Series Paper. Trusty Toolbox DSP is FREE with a $50.00 (US) purchase. Win. win!

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What is Old – is New Again with Stamping With Friends

Hues of Happiness

The theme for today’s Blog Hop is What is Old – is New Again. Stamping with Friends will show you how to combine new products with old techniques or layouts. I’m excited to see what they have created.

Digging through some of my previous cards I decided to CASE this card layout. I adore the vibrant colors and the fancy DSP.

I used this layout to make a new card with Cutest Cows. Mixing the Zoo Crew DSP from the Annual Catalog and the Most Adored DSP from the current Sale-a-bration Catalog created a coordinated look. It’s amazing how well our products match with each other.

Cutest Cows

The Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Blends add a bit of whimsy to this fun card.

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Isn’t this cow adorable? So cute and charming.

I would love to see your cards created with this layout. You can post them on my Facebook page if you want to share.

Be sure to check out all the other blogs to see new card projects.

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For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Stamping with Friends Share Wiper Cards

Hues of Happiness

Today I’m excited to show you Wiper Cards. This was a new card technique for me, and I had a lot of fun trying it out. I can’t wait to make another one! These cards are called Wiper Cards because they have a moving element that resembles a windshield wiper…kind of.

Beary Cute Wiper Card

This is the card open.

Beary  

This is the card folded up tp go in the envelope.

I combined the Beary Cute Bundle with the Merriest Trees Bundle to create my card. I love the result. The bear is so cute, and the trees make a lovely background. My card base is Pretty Peacock & I matched the Balmy Blue DSP with Cherry Cobbler DSP to add some contrast.

Measurements:

  • Card Base 8 ½” x 4 ¼” Score at 1 ½” & 3”
  • Bridge 8 ½” x 2 ¼” – The bridge can vary in width depending on your pop-up image. Score at 1 ½” & 3”
  • DSP Side panel 4” x 1 ¼”
  • DSP Two bridge pieces 2” x 1 ¼” One bridge piece 2” x 3 ¾”
  • Inside DSP 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Basic White back piece for message 5 ¼ x 4”
  • Scrap for bridge sentiment – sized according to your sentiment.
  • Window Sheet 2? X ½”
  • Basic White for pop-up mechanism 1 3/8” x 7/8”

Thanks for stopping by today. Please hop on to the next blog. I am sure you will see some amazing Wiper Cards.

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For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

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Technique Tuesday January 3 – Heat Embossing

Our technique this week is Heat Embossing. I think heat embossing is a technique that wows new stampers. It is magical to see powder turn into a raised shiny image – magic for sure.

I searched my stamps for an image that would work as a white silhouette image on a dark cardstock color. Dragonfly Garden caught my eye, and I knew it would look stunning on Starry Sky cardstock. Layering it with Basic White makes the focus image pop.

Dragonfly Garden

Here is a close up so you can see the embossing.

Dragonfly Garden

Let’s hop on to see what everyone else has to share. Enjoy!

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For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Cup of Tea for Crafty Challenge Blog Hop

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Hello from beautiful Brighton, Colorado. If you are already a subscriber welcome back. If you arrived from a blog link I am glad to have you here.

Today I am participating in the Crafty Challenge Blog Hop. This month it is a color challenge.   Bright colors are some of my favorites, but my goodness, this one had me stumped. After trying several stamp sets and DSP… I decided to just go for it! This is what I finally came up with-a bright cup of tea

Cup of Tea

The bright colors make me smile and the sweet flower blossoms are a fun addition. I used a Poppy Parade Blend to color the orange flower blossom so it would look more like Melon Mambo and I used a blends and a blending brush to softly color the Bermuda Bay tea cup. Blends are so handy. 

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For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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