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Quick and Cute Thank You Card

Quick and Cute Thank You Card

Do you need a really quick card? Do you love the look of Washi Tape, but don’t have any? Well, it’s the Stampin’ Up! Tape It stamp set to the rescue! We like to keep some Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes on hand for just…

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Yippee Skippee Spring Card

Yippee Skippee Spring Card

Stamp Club was so much fun this week!  We had two new members come and adore me.  (Hi, Michelle & Tina!)  Other than that, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.  But the cards were grrrreat! We shared one of them here in yesterday’s post.  And then we did the Easter Card from this week’s Featured project video that you can watch here. So now for the final card that everyone loved.  I think we saw something similar at Connie’s. It was inspired by another card we saw and features Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Whisper White.  Perfect for people who love purple! ...

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Play Your Man Card

Play Your Man Card

Do you wonder about what you’re going to do for your favorite gentleman? When I bark to “play your man card”, I’m barking about making a masculine card for your favorite gentleman. We made this with the Yuba City stamp club the other night, but we haven’t shown it to my favorite huMAN because we just might…

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Are You a Procrastinator?

Are You a Procrastinator?

Have you struggled with being a procrastinator?  Do you wait until you absolutely have to have something done to get motivated? I feel your pain! Not because I AM one, but because I LIVE with one!  (And she will remain nameless.) She thinks about cards and you and stamping all day long!  She’ll look at a picture and think of how she can work it into her paper crafting world.  You’ll probably see it on a card. The problem comes when she waits until late to MAKE the card!  Can you feel me here?  Today’s card was started well in advance.  It was laid out on the table –...

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Another Optical Illusion Gift Card Holder

Another Optical Illusion Gift Card Holder

Do you make greeting cards in bulk?  Do you make them all the same? If you’ve been around me at all, you know that Ann and I like to give Target gift cards.  It’s not just that my favorite huMAN works there, or that we like shopping there, but they have the best shaped gift cards that you can plan a card around! Both cards feature the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder that you can get free with a $50 order when you shop now.  The one on the right features a greeting from the You’re Lovely stamp set that’s also free until the end of the month.  AND you can get the...

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How To Create an Optical Illusion

How To Create an Optical Illusion

Do you think it’s an optical illusion when we make the straight stripes on a Designer Series Paper go at an angle? Did you wonder how we did it?

And what do you think about the mats on this focal point? It’s enough to make you make a masculine card with a heart on it!

And yes, I’m barking to you how to do it all today so you can say that a dog told you! And if you like it, be sure you’re on our mailing list because we’ve got a special project we’re offering to our readers using this same paper that you can get free with a $50 order this week. (Ends 3/31/14)

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Quickest Thank You Card

Quickest Thank You Card

So what’s the quickest thank you card you’ve ever made? And how come you had to make it so fast?

For us, there was a long overdue thank you card we needed to make for someone who was visiting our neighbor. What to do?

Run to the stamp room.
Get out the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes.
Stamp a greeting from the Just Sayin’ stamp set onto some scrap Very Vanilla. (It matches better in real life.)
Cut out with the Word Bubbles Framelits
Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

In just a few minutes, here’s your card to run out and put on their windshield!

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Simply Elegant Wedding Card

Simply Elegant Wedding Card

Have you ever had something on your Wish List that you just kept saying “I’ll get that next time.”? The only problem is that you find yourself repeating it next time!

It’s enough to make you bark out loud!

Well, we feel that way about the IN Color Boutique Details. They are so cool, but Ann just keeps saying “next time”. Well, now that they’re on the Weekly Deal with the Vintage Trinkets, we are going shopping!

But before I share the Weekly Deal, here is a Simply Elegant Wedding Card that I designed for Ann to make.

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Shamrock Punch Art

Shamrock Punch Art

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s some shamrock punch art of a different color! In fact, this might be the perfect card for your golfer friends!

And it can be made with some things that you might have around the house like the Full Heart Punch! And, of course, a couple free things from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that you might want to add to your connection.

The colors we used are going to be retiring soon so if you like Gumball Green and Midnight Muse, you’ll want to stock up on ink refills and card stock now while they’re still available.

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Fresh Prints Birthday Card

Fresh Prints Birthday Card

We’re coming to the end of Birthday Card Week so I thought I’d end it for you with a bright birthday card. And you can’t beat a card made with free stamps! Just remember that the free stamps end on

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