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Life is Sweeter

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Life is sweeter with friends like you

On a background of yummy Mango Melody Cardstock, the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Papers are the the star of the show here.  These beautiful, delicate papers need to be seen and touched to be fully appreciated.  One side is Whisper White, the other side is Very Vanilla – so you will have unlimited options on your projects.  I recommend keeping them stored between the tissue papers they arrive in.

For my sentiment I used the Detailed with Love Stamp Set and backed the banner with a piece of matching pattern paper from the Garden Impressions pack.  A fun tip:  Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut the flag ends of your banners.

I have not yet stamped the inside of card, as I’m waiting to decide who I will send it to 🙂  But, the corners were punched with the new Detailed Trio Punch.  As the name suggests, there are three options on one punch.  The Details you see below, a corner rounder, and the third option is a small oval punch perfect for tag toppers to run a ribbon through.


Detailed Trio Punch

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Have a Beautiful Birthday with Graceful Glass

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Today I’d like to share with you the GRACEFUL GLASS Suite

Painted Glass Stamp Set Item #147461

On the left is a vellum piece painted with Classic Inks and a Blender Pen from the back side of the vellum.  The package of Graceful Glass 6×6 Designer Vellum has 12 beautiful designs, 2 sheets of each.  You will be able to make dozens of cards and have more to spare!

My ink color choices on this card are Granny Apple Green and Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink.

The coordinating set of  Stained Glass Thinlits Dies created the beautiful detailed window design, and also cropped the bird image.

Here are the rest of the details and products used on this project:

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Susan Kalantarian *
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Graceful Glass Designer Vellum-146344G

Graceful Glass Suite Samples from StampinUp (see page 164 in Annual Catalog)


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Hello, Accented Blooms

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Accented Blooms and Blueberry Bushel – 2 new items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

I took the new In-Color called Blueberry Bushel for a test drive last week – and I love it.  The bold “hello” image shows off this new blue wonderfully.

The main large floral image from the stamp set “Accented Blooms” is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, and I chose not to color it in, so the greeting would pop off the page.

One of my favorite things about StampinUp products, is product coordination.  The “Tailored Tag” Punch easily crops the greeting to fit within the floral image.  Pop it up with Stampin Dimensionals for little extra impact.

Inside the card I used one of the sweet sentiments and accent images also from this set.


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Sending you Sunshine & Smiles,



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Follow Your Dreams

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

I am crazy about the Follow Your Dreams Bundle

Follow Your Dream – Graduation Card

The new Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies that coordinate with this stamp set are so much fun to use.

They not only crop most of the images in the stamp set, but also create a beautiful dream catcher, the gorgeous scripted “Dream” and the cut out detailed window you see on the bottom of this card.

My color pallet includes Grey Granite, Soft Seafoam, Highland Heather (new colors!) and Mint Macaron (a returning favorite color).  Highland Heather is one of my new favorites.   A few Faceted Dots accents finish the card off nicely.

Follow Your Dream Card and Envelope



Inside Greeting

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Sending you smiles and Sunshine,


Follow Your Dreams Bundle, Item #148370


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Happy Father’s Day

Monday, June 18th, 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day.  This card takes advantage of the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit called Manly Moments.

The card base, from the kit, is a tri-fold format.  I used the Tailored Tag punched greeting to hold the card closed.

The apron and grilling utensils are from the Apron of Love Stamp Set and matching Apron Builder Framelit Dies.

Here are the rest of the details and supplies for this card:

Fun Tip:  The Tailored Tag was used to punch the greeting and the silver foil mat behind it.  Cut the silver foil punched tag in half and adhere behind the greeting tag – instant mat!  When mounting the tag with dimensionals, overlap the card opening just a tad to keep the bottom flap closed.

How cute are these grilling utensils!  I think they look great from Foil Sheets.

Fun Tip:  Another great benefit of starting with my Paper Pumpkin Kit is I get matching envelopes!

Convenient matching envelopes from the Paper Pumpkin Kit


Apron of Love Stamp Set #145835

Apron Builder Framelits #145661


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